Last Will and Testament of Augustin Smith of Holbrook, husbandman (1638)

In the name of god Amen the twelve day of September 1638 And in the foureteene yeare of the raigne of our Lord Charles by the grace of god kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith I Augustin Smith of Holbrook in the p’ish of Staveley in the countye of derbie husbandman weake and sicke in bodie but of good and p’fect memorie god be praised therefore doe make and ordaine and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge First I comende my soule into the handes of god my maker hopeing assuredly through the merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made pa’taker of life everlasting and I comend my bodie to the earthe whereof yt was made And as for concerning the dissposinge of all my wordly Chatles and goodes as it hath pleased my heavenlye father to bestowe on me thereof I will demise give and bequeath as followeth Imprimis my minde and will is that all my debts funerall expenses and those charges belonginge to the same be payde forthe of all my whole goodes and chatles Item I give and bequeath unto Edward Smyth my oldest sonne three shillings four pence Item I give and bequeath unto Francus Smyth wife to Edward Smyth 10s Item I give and bequeath unto Ann smyth their daughter …. Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Smyth and his wife either of them five pound Item I give and bequeath unto my Godson Aug’stn Smythe a ewe lambe and £10 of money Item I give and bequeath unto Meary and Ann daughters of Richard Smyth either of them twelve pounde all my residue and the rest of all my goods and chatles non bequeathed I doe give unto Meary Smyth my wife and James Smyth my sonne to be equallie devided betwixt them both And I doe make James Smyth my sonne my sole executor of this my last will and testament

Witnesses of my last will                                                Augustin Smyth his mark
and testament

Robt Smith
John Foxe