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Will of William Wrightson 

Baker of Beverley, Yorkshire

3rd December 1657

if a word is in (brackets) this is what was thought, else ..... could not read.


       I William Wrightson of Beverley a Baker in the (borough) of (Yorkshire or Yorke) make this last Will & Testament as followeth first ..........  into the hand of God my maker (believing) that in and (through Christ)........... my Father and for will att .... last (*ais*) my ..... body and for my body and make it (like Gods) glorious body. And for my body (do) committ to this Earth to be buried in the Wrightson Churchyard amongst my (dearest) friends and as for my personall estate ..... followeth

first ......... to Robert ........ wife my daughter two schillings in full of her portion

then ..... give to ....  ...... wife two schillings in full of her portion

then .... give to William (Howard his) wife two (four?) schillings in full of her portion  

then ... give to  my daughter Anne Wrightson ......... .......... of three ......... one *irt*ard and ............ to

then .... bring in a shirt****rolled ......... and .. give to my daughter Anne Wrightson ........ pounds in full of her portion .... ....... bequeth? to Anne Wiston? my Mother in Law that which is due to ...... of ...... yearly to ........ paid out of the three ........ and make it now formerly given to my daughter Anne Wrightson and  for the rest of my personall? estate .... make Margarett Wrightson my now wife full Executor my ..... and  (funerall expenses) ....

whose written William Wrightson witness ... Thomas ...... *William Sherwood

This Will was proved att London before the (Judges) for probate of Wills and Granting .... the third day of December in the year of our Lord God and ..... six hundred and (fourtyone) English ..... the ... of Margaret Wrightson ..... and sole Executor  ... named ......... ......shraron of all and (singular) the .... and debts of the said .............. was granted and (remitted their goods) ..... being first sworne by ........ ........ to administrator.

 

*William Sherwood

Whilst not being the same William I thought this would be of interest, as probably a descendant

Charities. - William Sherwood, in 1573, bequeathed certain rent-charges, cottages, and 511 acres of land, in this parish, for the use of the poor and the reparation of the road from Walkington to Beverley. The rents now amount to 72 per annum. The church, school, and poor, have each two acres of land, left by a Mr. Wauldby. This land now lets for about 10 a year.