Last Will and Testament of Richard Browne of Holbrook, collier (1624)

Sexto die Aprilis Anno Dm. 1624

In the name of God Amen I Richard Brown of Holbrooke within the parish of Staveley in the County of Derby Collier doe constitute and ordayne this my last will and Testament in manner and forme as followeth First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of god my Creator and of Christ Jesus my Redeemer and my body to be sent whereof yt was framed and to bee buryed in the Parish Church yard of Staveley aforesaid in sure and certayne hope of a joyfull resurrection Item I give and bequeath unto my three Nephews Richard (Harrison?) Thomas (Harrison?) and William (Harrison?) all dwelling in Houghton in the Parish of Langwith in the County aforesaid to each and every of them five pound Item I give unto Richard Jackson of Barlborough and to Robert Jackson of Staveley aforesaid to either of them Twelve pounds Item I give to Edward Jackson and to George Jackson brothers to the foresaid Richard and Robt to either of them Sixe pound. Item I give to my two God-daughters Margaret Parker daughter of Robert Parker of Netherthorpe lying in the parish of Staveley aforesaid and to Anne Bowdon dwelling att (Braston?) in the Peake to each of them five pound Item I give unto William (Eckroid?) the sonne of Michael (Eckroid?) of Royston within the County of Yorke three shillings four pence And all the rest of my goods and chattells I give and bequeath to my wife Suzann Browne constituting and appointing her to be Executrix of this my last will and Testament.

Subscribde the day and yeare
above written in the p’sence of

Roger ……
Peter Bilby