Location: Wheltrough, Cheshire, England
This is a transcript of the will of Richard Davenport, gentleman, of Wheltrough, Cheshire. His will was dated 16 February 1683/4 (36 Charles 2) and proved on 24 November 1684.
In the name of god Amen the sixteenth day of February in the six and thirtieth year of the Raigne of o[u]r Lord Charles the second by the grace of god king of england Scottland France and Ireland defendor of the faith &c: I Richard Davenport of wheltrough and in the Countie of Chester gentelman being weake in body but in perfect disposing memory praised be the Lord for it: Doe ordaine and make this my Last will and testament Containeing herein my Last will in manor and forme following hereby revoaking all other will or wills whatsoev[er] or Testament or testaments by mee heretofore made ether by word or writing in aniwise declaring this to bee my Last will : First I commend my sole to god that gave it hopeing by the merrits of Jesus Christ to have my sins pardoned and my sole everlastingly saved : And my body I committ to the earth wherof it was made to be buryed in decent manor according to the decression of my executors hereafter herein named and as for and concerning that worldly estate that it hath pleased god to in dewe me with it is my will and mind to dispose of the same as Followeth that is to say I leave to John Davenport my son Twentie shillings : I give to his eldest son ten shillings Itm: I give to my daughter ellin three pounds Itm: I give to my daughter elizabeth three pound[s] Itm: to my son Thomas Twentie shillings to Randle Fodden of withington Twentie shillings Item; to Richard Oakes […] three pounds […] to the poore of withington Twentie shillings Item: I give to the poore of swettenham ten shillings Item: I give to William Baskervile ten shillings Item I give to his son Charles five shillings Item: I give to the servaints [?] everyone five shillings : Item I give to my Doughter margreat Davenport the standing[?] bed in the stare hed Chamber with all the furniture thereto belonging Item I give to vivian my Son al the resedue of my goods that shall or may be left besides my funerall expence[s] all the remander and remenders whatsoever al goods depts Cleams and demands I give to my Son Vivian Davenport: And I doe ordaine constitute and appoint Vivian Davenport my Son and William Oakes my executors hopeing that the will see this my last will in althings performed according to the repose and trust I put in them : in witness to this my present testament I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written
Sealled and published In the presence of us
Randle R his Letter Davenport
[Probate granted to Vivian Davenport on 24 November 1684]
- Manchester University Library. Ref: RYCH/3406. Title: Will of Richard Davenport, gentleman. Date: 16 Feb. 1684.