I, Joyce Ward, of Wethersfield, being sicke in body but whole in mynd, doe make my last will & Testament this 15th day of November, in this prsent yeare of the Lord Christ 1640, in manner and forme as followeth:
Imprs. I give to foure of my sonnes. that is to say, ANTHONY WARD to WILLIE WARD, ROBERT WARD, & JOHN WARD, cch of the a pare of sheets, and to my eldest sonne EDWARD, I give unto him twelve pence of mony; furthermore, I make my sonne in law JOHN FLETCHER my whole and sole Executor, to pay and discharge all those debts, legaces wch I am bownd to prforme, and for to see my body brought to the ground in a decent manner.
Memorand: that I, JOYCE WARD, have left my sonne ROBERTS portion wch his father gave him, wch is
(œ20) twenty pound, in England, in the hands of my sonne EDWARD WARD; I have made Mr. Wollersloue, of
Clipsum, in England, in the County of Rutland, my Atturny, for to receave yt for my vse; if he have gott yt
there, my son ROBERT shall have the whole twenty pound; but if yt be not gotten, then the six pound wch I
paid for the putting out of the said ROBERT WARD to Apprentice, shall be prte of that twenty pound.
JOYCE WARD ( her mark)
Witness: Nathaniel Dickinson Roger Prichat
Imprs 7 yards of Hemppen cloath at 2s pr yard, 0-14-00
It. four prrs of Hemppen Sheets, 2-00-00
It. one prre of flaxen sheets, 1-00-00
It. her apparell, vist, 2 gowns, one hatt, one pre of bodyes, wth other, 5-00-00
It. one bedd, two boulsters, two pillows, two Coverings, two Curtains, 10-00-00
It. one boxe, wth a little hand Trunke. 0-03-06
one brasse pott, 16s; one brasse panne, œ1, 1-16-00
one iron potte, one chamber pott, 2s, 0-04-00
one brasse coal dish, 0-02-00
one sowe wth three piggs, 1-00-00
two table cloathes, wth 4 napkins, 0-16-00
one Bond or Specialty 30-00-00
Pr Leonard Chester, George Hubbard.
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