Last Will and Testament of Myles Westerne of Mosborough, blacksmith (1621)

In the name of god Amen the Second day of September Ano Dom …. I myes westerne of mosbrough within the parish of Eckington and countie of Derbie blacksmith sickly in bodie but of very p’fect remembrance thanks be to god do make and ordaine my last will and testament in manner and forme following First I bequeath my soul into the hands of allmightie god and my bodie to the earth and to be buried in the churchyard of Eckington And as touching my goods w’ch god hath lent me my will and pleasure is And I hereby give and bequeath unto Thomas Westerne my oldest sonne one gray horse w’ch I bought late One ewe and a lamb and the best payre of new bedstocks in the chamber with all my smithie gayer belonging unto my trade with Grindelstons also I give unto the said Thomas my sonne all my lands houses and buildings with their appurtenences after my decease to him and his heyers for ever except one bay of housing next unto the hye way west w’ch I give unto Elizabeth my daughter during her naturall life And I give unto the s’d Elizabeth my greatest pan I give and bequeath unto Godfray Westerne my sonne three pounds I give and bequeath unto Dorothie westerne my daughter three pounds And if it fortune that eyther the said Godfray or Dorathie do die wth’out heyres of their bodies lawfully begotten my will and pleasure is that the said three pounds shall be equally devided amongst the rest of my children Item I give unto ……… my brother one blu cote I give and bequeath unto Edward westerne michell western my sonnes and Elizabeth westerne my daughter all the rest of my goods and chattles not formerly given or bequeathed And also doth make them the said Edward westerne michaell westerne and Elizabeth westerne my full executors of this my last will and testament And I desire James Cowley and Tomas Hobson to be supervisors of this my last will to see it performed according to the true meaning hereof and I give .eyther of them xijd.

Debts I owe unto John Blith of Norton for Iron £4

For Witnesses …. by
James Cowley
Thomas Hobson
John Hobson