1649 Richard Cradock


In the name of God Amen; I RICHARD CRADOCK of the parish of St Mary Woodchurch in the City of London, Citizen and Grocer, being sick in body but of sound and perfect memory (blessed be God for the same) do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former wills: Imprimis I do commit my soul into the hands of my sweet Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ who has so dearly purchased it hoping assuredly for salvation through his merits only trusting that I shall have a glorious resurrection in him that became the first [fruits] of them that sleep and [  ] that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living; as for my body I commit that to the earth from whence it came; and for that estate of which God of his mercy and bounty has made me owner:  ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my eldest brother Mr THOMAS CRADOCK of the City of Chichester in the County of Sussex, gentleman, all my lands lying in [Fawsey] within the County of Southampton or anywhere else in any other County within the realm of England; as also I do give and bequeath unto my said brother all my personal estate in goods monies stocks [worts] and other unmoveables whatsoever and I do hereby make and ordain the said Mr Thomas Cradock my eldest brother to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament and do order my said brother to take care that my body be decently buried in the parish church of Eltham within the county of Kent as near unto the place where the body of Robert Multon late of Lewesham in the aforesaid County of Kent Esquire lies buried in the same church and do appoint my said executor to defray all charges of my burial.  In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal the thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred forty and nine – Richard Cradock – Signed sealed published to be my last will and testament in the presence of John Sedley, John Sedley, Thomas Pipes


Proved 12th September 1649 by Thomas Cradocke, brother and executor.


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