In the name of god Amen the eighth day of August in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred and seventy and seven in the twenty ninth yeare of the Raigne of our Sovraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of god of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith I Raph Anderton of Mosbrough in the parish of Eckington and County of Derby yeoman being in good health of body and of perfect mind and memory praise therefore be given to all mighty god for the same I doe make and ordaine this my present last will and Testament in mannor and form following First and principally I comend my soule in to the hands of Almighty god my creator trusting through the merrits death and passion of my redeemer Jesus Christ to have full free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins I doe assure my self to inherit eternall happines with the blessed saints in glory and my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried in the Church or Churchyard of Eckington aforesaid And as for those worldly goods which it hath pleased Allmighty god to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth Imprimis I have by surrender surrendered all my Coppy hould lands within the Manner of Ekington to feoffees in trust to and for such uses as I shall hereafter men’tn and express in this my last and Testament Now my will and mind is and I doe expressely give unto Mary Anderton my loving wife all my said lands of Coppy hould and Tenaments whatsoever with the Appruten’ces lying and being within the Mann’r of Eckington aforesaid during her widowhood or for soe laong as she continueth in my name After her decease then I doe give and bequeath all my said lands and Tenam’ts in Mosbrough affore said unto John Anderton my sonne and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten And for default of such issue then to the use and behoof of the right heires of William Anderton my sonne and to his heires of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such issue then to the use and behoof of the right heires of me the said Raph Anderton for ever. But if it please god that my sonne John Anderton and my sonne William Anderton shall happen to dye without any issue then my will and mind is that the right heires of mee Raph Anderton after their decease shall pay or raise to be paid unto Mary Weakland and Ann Garland to either of them theire heires or assignes the full and ….. sum of forty pounds of lawfull English money so soone as they shall enter to the said lands and Tenaments in Mosborough affore said Item I give and bequeath unto the Churchwardens and overseers of the Town and Parrish of Eckington afforesaid and to their successors for ever a Moyety or yearly rent of six shillings to be paid unto them fourth of my said lands in Mosbrough afforesaid it being bequeathed formerly and given by James Couley to be distributed to and amongst the most needful of poore inhabitants within the Barlow of Mosbrough afforesaid upon every good Friday for ever But if default bee made in payment of the said sume of six shillngs yearly or any part thereof at the day and time affores’d that then ……. of them shall enter into all or any part of my afforesaid lands and distrain for the same and for every distresse so taken shall pay unto the s’d Churchwardens Two shillings or the full sum of six shillings and the same to be distributed to and amongst the most needful poore in Morbrough afforesaid Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Anderton my loveing wife all those Messuages Cottages Lands and premises in Dranfield during her widow hoode which Lands are now in the occupation of William Anderton my sonne But if shee either dye or marry Then to returne to William Anderton affores’d and to his heires for ever paying to Mary Weakland my Grandchild four pounds soe soone as she shall accomplish the yeares of one and twenty and if it fortune that she dye or be not married then to the use and behoof of William Anderton and John Anderton my sonnes Item I doe give and bequeath unto Thomas Garland my sonne in law and to Anne his wife either of them tenn shillings in full satisfaction of all dues and demands from mee whatsoever to be p’d within twelve moneths after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Garland my Grandchild four pounds to bee paid by William Anderton my sonne fourth of my said lands in Dranfield affores’d And to be put fourth for the best advantage of her soo soon as she shall attain to the age of seven yeares Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Anderton and Lilly Anderton my Grandchildren either of them tenn shillings to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named And further my will and mind is that Mary Anderton my loveing wife shall pay yearely and every yeare unto John Anderton my sonne upon his good beehaviour the sume of twenty shillings of lawfully English money at Whitsunday and St Martin in Winter by even portions after my decease Item All the rest and residue of my personall estate goods and chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath unto Mary Anderton my Loveing wife And I doo make her full Executrix of this my Last will and Testament Revoakeing all other Wills and Testam’ts formerly made by mee And I doo desire Thomas Taylor of harthill and George Savage of the haven to be supervisors of this my last Will and Testament desiring them as I trust them to bee aiding and assisting to my Executrix affore named and I give unto either of them three shillings for their care and paines All legacies given and exxpressed by mee in these presents I doe give them in full satisfaction of all dues and demands whatsoever or howsoever the same beecame due from mee In Witness whereof I have hereunto set to my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.
Sealed signed and acknowledged to be Raph Anderton his mark
my last will and Testament in the presence of
John Renshaw his marke