Location: Heaton, Staffordshire, England
Surname/tag: Stoddard, Stodderd
In the name of god, Amen. The twentieth day of December in the fourth yeare of our sovaigne Lord King James his Raigne of England ffrance & Ireland and of Scotland the ffortieth defender of the faith: I William Stodderd of heaton in the countie of Stafford husbandman being sick in bodie but of good & perfect memorye doe make and ordaine this my present Testament contayning herin my last will in manner & forme as followeth. ffirst I comend and bequeath my soule into the handes of Almightie god and to Jesus Christ my redeemer by whose meritte & passion I trust to have forgivenes of all my sins And my bodie to the earth to be buryed at the discretion of my executrix. Item I geve and bequeath to margery Sont my daughter twelve pence in the name of her childe pt of all my goodes. Item I geve & bequeath to margaret Turnock Alias Stodderd twentie & six shillings & eight pence to be paid by my executrix soe soone as the said margaret shall accomplish the age of xi yeares. Item I geve unto Agnes Stodderd my wife one litle more or cabb of oates unthreshen lying above the barne dore. Item All the rest of my goodes & cattells unbequeathed (my debtes legacies & funeral expenses & pbarow of my will being first paid & discharged of the whole) I geve & bequeath to Agnes my wife & to Agnes my daughter to be equalie devided betweene them. Item I make & ordaine the said Agnes Stodderd my wife my true lawfull & sole executrix of this my last will & Testament & have published the same in the presence of these witnesses viz James houlme John Knight & others.
- ↑ Will of William Stodderd, Probate year 1607-08, Heaton, 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.