Location: Heaton, Staffordshire, England
Surname/tag: Stoddard, Stodderd
In the name off God Amen the xiith day of August in the third yere of the raigne of our Sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god kinge of England ffrance and Ireland defender of the ffaythe [___] and of Scotland the xxxixth. I Robt Stodderd of heyton in the countye of Stafford husbandmand do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge, ffirst I comytte my soule to god almightye and my body to the earth Also for asmuch as Alice Stodderd my wyffe doth Affirme unto me that she taketh her self to be with child at the tyme of the makinge hereof, Therefore my Will is that then yf it please go she be with childe and with a man child that then such man child shall have to him and his heirs for and all my tythes wich I have in heyton or elsewhere of what nature or kynde so ever the be, And if she be not with with a child with a an child but with a woman child then my Will is that Agnes Stodderd my daughter and such woman child shall share all my said tythes to them and their heirs for ever equally to be Devyded between them and yf she be not with child neither with man nor woman child at this present daye then my will is and I gever and bequeath to Agnes Stodderd my daughter to have and to hold to her and her heirs for ever all my said tythes wich I have in heyton or elsewhere within this Realme of England of what nature or kynde so ever the be Itm I geve and bequeath to Margaret Ternocke Alias Stodderd my bastard daughter the some of xxvis viid to be paid to her within the span of three yeares after the decease of my father and mother. Also I geve and bequeath to Alice Stodderd my wiffe all the rest of my goodes cattells and chattells moveable & unmoveable whatsoever in consideration whereof the said Alice my wiff shall pay and discharge all my debtes legacies and funderall expenses & I do ordayne and Alice Stodderd my said wiff my true lawfull and sole executrix to performe this my Last will in manner aforesaid According to the [______] in her. Wittnesses. John nabb, John Stodderd, Rauff hawfall.
- ↑ Will of Robert Stoddard, 1605, Leek parish, Staffordshire, England, Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court. Link to will at findmypast.com.