In the name of God, Amen, the three and twentieth day of November in the eight and twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of a God of England , Scotland, France and Ireland king, defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and six, I Jane PAGE of the parish of Bray in the County of Berks, widow, being in health of body and of sound mind and perfect memory, praise be given to God for the same, and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soul to Almighty God my creator, assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious death and merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ; and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent and Christian manner as to my executor hereafter nominated shall be thought meet and convenient; and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy has lent me, my will and meaning is the same shall be employed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will is expressed; and FIRST I do hereby revoke renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made, and declare make and appoint this my last will and testament. ITEM; I give and bequeath to Anne Hobbs now wife of Robert Hobbs of Burnham in the County of Bucks the sum of three pounds of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto Jane Spooner, my grandchild, daughter of Abraham Spooner of the parish of Burnham aforesaid the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my grandchild John Spooner the sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my grandchild Samuel Nelson if he shall ever appear in England again to demand it the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto Abraham Nelson my grandchild forty shillings of like lawful money of England. ITEM; I do also bequeath unto Jane Nelson my grandchild the sum of five pounds of like lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my grandchild Jane Page the daughter of Thomas Page the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my son in law Samuel Nelson twelve pence and also to the rest of his children twelve pence apiece. ITEM; I do give and bequeath unto my grandchild Sarah Page ten shillings. ITEM; I do hereby make and appoint my son Thomas Page of the parish of Bray in the County of Berks aforesaid, Gent., full and sole executor of this my last will and testament, requesting him to pay all my aforementioned legacies within twelve months next after my decease, and to my said executor I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods and chattels. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and published this my last will and testament the day and yea first above written.
Memorandum that the alteration here made was by the aforesaid Jane Page, widow, before he sealing and delivery of these presents. In witness whereof we have hereunto put our hands (the alterations then made was in the one and twentieth line from the beginning – (the mark of Jane Page – signed sealed published and delivered in the presence of William Lamden, Basell Lamden, Arthur Bowyer
Proved 9th August 1680