© Transcription Copyright Linda Steward, August 2005.
I Johane Dawson of Runton in the Countye of Norffe ...... being of an whole mynde & pfect remembrance (thanks be given to God) Ordayne and make this my psent Testament and last will, in manner and forme followinge (that is to saye)
First and before all thinges I comitt my Soule to Allmightie God my maker, and to Jesus Christ my rdeemer, and my bodye to be buryed in the church yard of Runton aforesaide, or else where it shall please God
Itm I give to the Reparacons of the Church in Runton aforesaide xiidd
Itm I give to the poore in Runton iid? to be given to them at my buryall daye or when myne Executor shall think meete
Itm I give to Johane Hillington? my daughter one Bushell of barlye, my Freeze gowne & my blacke petticoate?
Itm I give to every one of my Neisses and Nephewes & godchildren, to every one of them iiid.
The residue of all my goodes chattell and houshold stuffe not geven and bequeath I geve them to James Dawson my sonne, Conditionallie that that he the saide James Dawson shall kepe me dureinge my lyfe naturall
And I make him my Sole Executor, he to receive my debtes, And to paye my debtes and to bringe me honestlie to the Earthe
In wittnes whereof I the saide Johane to this my Last will and Testament I doe hereunto sett my hande & Seale the daye & yeare above written
Published and ..... in the psence of the whose names & markes are hereunder named & sett
Lancelott Stoneham, John Myller and Robert Smythe
the mke of Lancelot Stoneham the mke of John Myller the mke of Johane Dawson
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