1684 Susannah Charlton


In witness he name of God, Amen, the nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred eighty three, I Susannah CHARLTON of the town of Ludlow in the County of Salop, Spinster, being weak in body but in sound and perfect sense and memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz.) INPRIMIS I give and bequeath unto my cousin Francis CHARLTON of Whitton my pearl necklace.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my cousin Emma CHARLTON my diamond ring.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my brother Henry CHARLTON thirty pounds in silver and all my coined gold.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my Goddaughter (Mary) Bright two silver porringers, my watch and ten pounds.  ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my servant Anne Brompton the sum of ten pounds. All which legacies I oblige my executor hereafter mentioned to pay within the space of twelve months next after my decease.  ITEM; I give unto Ralph Fenton, Rector of Ludlow, the sum of five pounds.  ITEM; I give unto the poor of the parish of Ludlow the sum of ten pounds to be disposed of according to the discretion of my executor.  ITEM; I leave twenty pounds for the defraying  of my funeral expenses which I likewise leave to the discretion of my said executor.  ITEM; I leave, give and bequeath all and singular the rest and residue of my goods, cattle and chattels not before bequeathed unto my sister Lettice BRIGHT and my brother-in-law John (WRIGHT) and do make and appoint my said brother-in-law John BRIGHT sole executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written – Susan Charlton – sealed, signed and published in the sight and presence of Faith Furze, Henry Bishop

Proved 11th November 1684 by John Bright