Last Will and Testament of James Hobson the Elder of Mosborough (1645)

Memorandum that James Hobson the elder late of Mossbrough in the county of Derby Deceased upon or about the eighth day of March Anno Domini one thousand Six hundred and forty five being in perfect minde and memory with A serious purpose to settle his ‘State did make and declare his last will and testament ……. in manner and forme following or to the like effect viz he did commend his soule into the hands of Almighty God his maker and Redeemer and his body to be buried in the p’is church of Eckington at the discretion of his friends. Item hee did give and bequeath unto Ann Hobson Daughter of Thomas Hobson deceased sonne to the said James Hobson the moity or one half of all the messuage or tenement situate and being in Mosborough aforesaid wherein he did inhabit and dwell with the moity of all the lands and grounds thereunto belonging for such terme of number of years as were then to come and not expired therein And the moity or one halfe of all his goods and chattles whatsoever to be divided betwixt her and Dorothy his wife He the said James Hobson made and declared his foresaid will to the like effect (……. ) in the presence of credible witnesses whose names are subscribed Signed George Rippon Dorothy Boulsover his mark Ellen Hutton her mark