1656 John Dunlin


In the name of God Amen; I John DUNLIN of Crowle in the County of Lincoln, husbandman, being of perfect remembrance (thanks be to God for it) do make this my last will and testament. First I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker and redeemer and I hope by the death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ my sins to be forgiven, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Crowle at the discretion of my friends, the eleventh of April one thousand six hundred fifty and three.  Inprimis I give unto William DUNLIN my eldest son ( ) pence in last end of his portion.  ITEM; I give to Anne GILLIOTT my daughter (six) pence the last end of her portion.  ITEM; I give also to William Dunlin seven acres of the fishing ground which I bought.  ITEM; I give to Robert DUNLIN my son twenty three acres and one rod of the fishing ground and have of my own which I bought.  ITEM; I give to William Dunlin my eldest son all my goods to pay my debts which he is bound for first of all six pounds to Robert Porland, ten pounds to James Clarke of Crowle in the County of Lincoln Mercer which the said William Dunlin is bound for, and also ten pounds to Robert Squire of Lancaster and also ten pounds to Charles Symson of Eastofte in the parish of Crowle and County of Lincoln shoemaker, and five pounds to John Hould of Crowle in the County of Lincoln Glover, and if there are any goods do remain my will and true meaning is I give them to Margaret DUNLIN my wife whom I make my sole executrix of this my last will and testament – John Dunlin his Mark – sealed and delivered in the presence of us to Christopher Shuttleworth to the use and behoof to Margaret Dunlin as abovesaid. Witnesses: Christopher Martinson his mark, John (Arleigh) his mark, Thomas Minis, Christopher Shuttleworth

Proved 21st June 1656 by Margaret Dunlin