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Will of Richard Davenport, senior, of Lower Withington, Cheshire, 1668

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This is a transcript of the will of Richard Davenport, senior, husbandman, of Lower Withington, Cheshire. His will was dated 4 March 1668/9.


In the Name of God, Amen, the fourth day of March 1668 according to the Computation of the Church of England. I Richard Davenport senior of Lower Withington in the County of Chester Husbandman being of perfect Memory and Remembrance, praised be God, do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament, In manner and form following,
That is to say,

Imprimis I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Maker, hoping that through the Meritorious Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and foregiveness of all my sins, and as for my Body to be buried in Christian Buriall at the discretion of my Executor or Executors hereafter nominated.

Item I give and grant to Ellen Foden, Jane Cowper and Alice Pimlet two pounds equally divided and distributed amongst them if the Writings do discover and allow it to be done.

Item I give to my Sonne Richard Davenport after my decease a spit, a pair of Goberts and a brass Pot now in the possession and custody of John Pimlett, and also a seeled[?] Bed in the custody of my said sonne Richard Davenport

Item I give to my Wife Anne Davenport All my Goods and houshold stuff within and without moveable and immoveable, and make her with my soone Richard Davenport executors of this my last Will and Testaments.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the day and year first abovewritten

The mark of Richard Davenport the elder

Randle Foden
The mark of George Statham
John Baskervyle

[Note in left margin:]
Item I give and grant to Alice Pimlett, Jane Cowper and Ellen Fodden each of them twelve pence after my Decease.


  • Manchester University Library. Ref: RYCH/3400. Title: Will of Richard Davenport, sen., husbandman. Date: 4 Mar. 1668.

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