Last Will and Testament of George Savage of The Haven, yeoman (1680)

In the name of God Amen the first day of January in the Thirty Second yeare of the Raigne of our Souvraigne Lord Charles the Second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith &c. I George Savage of the Haven in the parish of Eckington in the county of Derby yeoman being of good health of body and of sound and perfect minde and memory praise therefore be given to almighty God doe make and ordaine this my present last will and Testament in mannor followinge first and principally I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits death and passion of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinnes and doe assure my selfe to Inherit with my Creator Eternall happiness with the blessed Saints in Glory everlasting and as for my body I comit it to the Earth from whence it came and to be decently Interred in the Church or church yard of Eckington aforesaid And for those wordly goods which it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow of mee in this world I thus give and bequeath them as followeth Imprimis I give unto William Savage and Paull Savage all those closes and parcels of land heare after mentioned and expressed viz the oxe cloases and the Lane close and a little spring of wood lying and being in Ridgway Lane side buttinge of Henry Kent by south and the heirs of Mr John Wigfall to have and to hold the said cloases and parcels of Land with all and every of their Apurtenances unto the said William and Paull Savage and their heires and Assignes for ever provided always my will and minde further is that if William Savage or Paull Savage shall happen to dye before they come to the Age of one and twenty years then his part soe deceasing shall be equally divided to the longest liver of them and Mary Savage daughter of the aforesaid George Item I give unto my daughter Mary Savage one close called NewLand Carre now in the tenure and occupation of George Savage the Elder butting upon the land of Henry Kent by North and south And if it fortune that the said Mary Savage shall happen to dye before she come to the Age of one and twenty years then her part so deceasing shall be equally divided betwixt William Savage and Paull Savage Item I give unto John Savage my second Sonne five shillings to be paid by my Executrix heare after named Item I give unto George Savage my Eldest Sonne whome I make my heire the residue of all my Lands excepting my wifes Jointure for her Life Item as for all the rest of my Chattels and goods unbequested after my debts and funerall expenses are discharged I give unto my wife Ellen Savage whome I make my sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said George Savage hath hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written Anno Domini 1680

Signed Sealed and Published and                                                             George Savage
Declared to be the last will and testament
of the above named George Savage in the
presence of

Henry Kent
Anah……… her marke
Reginald Rotherham his marke
John Swinburne