NRO Northants Wills
Elizabeth Smith als Caves 1677
In the name of God Amen: June ye first 1674. I Elizabeth Smith als Caves of Yardley gobion County: Northampton Wid: being sick in body but of sound memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following ffirst I bequeath my soul to Allmighty God my Maker and Redeemer my body to ye grave in hope of a ioyfull resurrection to eternal life. My worldly goods wleath God has blessed me I dispose as followeth ffirst to my Grandchildren George Goodman and Mary Goodman I give ten pounds a peice to be paid them at ye discretion of their ffather and mother as they think most convenient. Item to ye said mary Goodman one broad piece of Gold. Item to my Brother John Bird forty shillings and to his daughter Alice 10s. Item to my sister Leake forty shillings and to her son George Leake ten shillings. Item to my sister Eliz: scrivener twenty shillings. Item to my God-daughter Mary Caves of Grafton I give ten shillings. Item to my nephew Thomas Watkins three pounds to be paid to him seven years after my decease if he live so long and occasion to my Executor no disturbance charge or trouble Item to my maid Eliz: Peake twenty shillings. Item to ye poore widows of yardly gobion half a crown apiece. Lastly all the rest of my goods and chattels undisposed of I give and bequeath to my son in law George Goodman and Elizabeth his wife and do make my said loving son sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
Wittness my hand and seal ye day and year above written.
Elizabeth Caves als Smith her mark
Sealed and published in ye presence of these words three him and occasion to my Executor no disturbance charge or trouble first interlined.
ffrances Leake her mark
Grace Whitten her mark
Published againe In June 2nd 1676 by ye said Elizabeth Smith als Caves to be her last Will and testament with these interlinings three him and occasion to my Executor no disturbance charge or trouble, Eliz: Peake: twenty in ye presence of Xopher: Harris
Probate: 27 June 1676 to George Goodman