In the name of God Amen; I JOHN PEPPER of Crowland in the County of Lincoln am sick in body but, thanks be to God for it, in good and perfect memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following; first I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me; and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors. ITEM; I give and bequeath to WILLIAM WILLIAMS my sister ELIZABETH’s son ten shillings within six months after my decease. ITEM; I give to DOROTHY KNOTT my wife’s daughter ten shillings to be paid to her within six months after my decease; all my other goods [ungiven] and unbequeathed I give to MARY PEPPER my wife and WILLIAM PEPPER my son whom I do make my lawful executors they paying my just debts and seeing my body decently interred with all rights belonging to the same dated this present four and twenty day of April in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and four – John Pepper (his mark) – witness [John Larasheep] (his mark), Gabriell Smith (his mark), Roger Smart
Proved 21st June 1656 by Mary Pepper relict and executrix, admon reserved for William Pepper
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