Last Will and Testament of Richard Booth of Mosborough, blacksmith (1672)

In the name of god Amen the fourteenth day of May in the twenty fowerth yeare of the Raigne of our Sovrainge Lord Charles the Second of England Scotland France and Ireland King And of our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred and seventy two I Richard Booth of Mosbrough in the prish of Eckington in the County of Derby Blacksmith being infurme in body but of good perfect memory praysed be god calling to remembrance the …… estate of this life And that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please god to call doe make constitute and declare this my last will and testament in manner and foreme following First and principally I give and commit my Soule into the hands of God my Saviour and Redeemer in whom and by the alone merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to bee saved and have full remission and forgiveness of all my Sinns And for the settling of my temporall estate and such goods Chattels and debts as it hath pleased god to about my deserts to bestow uppon me I do order give and dispose of the same in manner and forme following That is to say first I will that all those debts and dutyes that I owe in right or Conscience to any manner of peson or pesons whatsoever shalbee well and truly contented and paid within Convenient time after my decease by my my Exectut’rs hereafter named. After the payment of wich together w’th my funerall expenses, I give and bequeath unto my younger sonne William Booth and to his heyeres for ev’r All that dwelling house wherein I now Inhabit with all the Lathes, Stables, Smithyes Orchards Gardens Cartsheds or other Appurtenances to the same belongyinge or in any wise appurtayninge Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth her Sonne twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto the wife of Willm Hobson one Red Rug And to her five children eyther of them twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Gill my Grandchild Five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto Dority Finn one pounde Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Buntin William Hobson and John Gill my Sonns in Law to each of them twelve pence apiece I give and bequeath all the rest of all my goods Chattels Credits and personall estate unto my two sonnes George Booth and William Booth whom I make joynt Execut’rs of this my last Will and testament desiring their care in the faithful performance hereof And I doo revoke and make voyd all other former Wills by mee made. And Declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

Jn. ………                                                                                                               Richard Booth

John Bright

……. Chapman

Parker Bernard