Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories: From the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, Volume 54

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Chetham Society, 1861 - Wills
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Page 172 - God therefore doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge That is to say First I...
Page 14 - God's visitation,* manye and daylie examples of deathe, doe institute and make this my last will and testament, in maner (and) forme followinge.
Page 35 - God 1580 and in the xxiijth yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lady Elizabeth by the grace &c.
Page 8 - Imprimis, I give and bequeath my soule into the handes of Almightie God, my Maker and Redeemer, and my bodie to be buried in Christian buryall in some convenient place where my executor hereafter named shall appointe. Item, I give and bequeath to James Coghill and James Boynton, both of Christchurch in the County of Southampton, the somme of fortie shillinges apeece to be paide within sixe monthes after my decease. Item...
Page 164 - Manchester gent being (amongst manie other causes) moved wlh the consideracone of th'uncertaintie of the lief of all men but especiallie of myne owne lief the rather by reason of myne olde age and the manyfolde infirmities of my bodye doe in my...
Page 176 - I geve ten pounds to Manchester (the good place of my best education) to buy books with then to be payed when they shall have a convenient place of ther owne furnished with bookes for the common use of the said parrish to the worth of a hundreth pounds a thyng that may in myne opinion soone be donne in that great rich and religious towne (The liberary at Ipswich is thought to be worth 3001' and yet began but a while agoe...
Page 174 - I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. WILLIAM HERBERT. Sealed and delivered in the presence of E. MANSELL, junr.
Page 178 - I have already geven to certen ffeffoes in trust for the use of Bury parish and the cuntrie therabouts of ministers also at ther metinge and of schole maisters and others that seek for learninge and knowledge above sixe hundreth bookes and some other such things as I thought might helpe for ther delight and refresh students as globes mappes pictures and some other things not evy wheare to bee scene now my will is ther be so manie songe bookes added to them as may make the wholl number sixe hundreth...