transcribed by Michael Bridson from Original: MM EW 13/356
December 18th 1654 Malew
This 30th of May 1655
The Testament of Jaine Bridson als Moore who comitted he soul ---- & body to
It bequeathed to the poore a boule of ----- ferlett wheate a mutton ferlett [wate?]meale and what [flesh] --- pleaseth the executor to give or [dispose].
It she bequeathed her pa[rt] of the teame of oxen or plough and of the crop of corne /Thomas heire her Eldest son a white mayre ..her[follower] and a heffer --- three years;
It she constituted ordained & appointed her husband Christopher Bridson her true and lawfull Executor of all her goods moveable & unmoveable whatsoever and he to pay all her debts whatsoever. & to give to her childer as followeth
It to her son Christophr ten pounds in monie or goods.
It she willed that if God did call for her son Thomas the heir that thereto the sd. Christopher should have but five pound of the ten & the other five to her daughter Kathrin Bridson for her to enjoy that part of the team & crop that is bequeathed to Thomas the heir;
It she bequeathed to her daughter … sd. Katherin Bridson ten pounds, in money or goods, and all her cloathes lynyne & woolen that is [shapt] for wearinge a fether bed wthout boulster 2 blanketts and a sheete
It bequeathed a mutton to Sir Thomas Parr.
It she ordained her two brothers, John & Philip supervisors & bequeathed to them five shilling;
It five shillings to John after that the said John & her husband Christopher Bridson have made up true accompt betwixt them for what is yett in difference.
It She willed that if it did please God to call for all her children than that the --- of ….. shall have but ten pounds of her goods, whatsoever moveable & unmoveable and her sd husband Christopher Brid shall have all the rest of her goods moveable and unmoveable whatsoever she bequeathed to he mother her hudd to her sister in law Issable Bridson a handcarchiffe to mr'grett Bridson ---- to Elizabeth Bridson a quife & a crosecloth and a smocke ---- mr'grett [Vinch?] a handcarchiffe and a smocke; to mary Brid[son] appron of two bredthe of lymyne and the last waistcoat of---- that was mad[e],
It to Ann Moore her Aunt her new shoes ---- .
.t To: Bridson a lambe att May; to Tho Bridson
---- paire of breeches to Jo; Harrison a lambe at May
---- pbat et soluit xijd pledges: Wlm Artha
1. The second date (30 May 1655) looks like a later addition.
2. The top and bottom corners of the right margin are virtually obliterated.
3. Michael Bridson would be glad to receive corrections.