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Will of Elizabeth Poplewell of Belton. 1642

In the name of God Amen. 

I Elizabeth Poplewell of Beltoft in the parish of Belton in the Isle of Axholme in the County of Lincoln widow, being sick in body of but of good and perfect remembrance, (thanks be given to Almightie god for it) do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following 

First I give my soule to the Almightie god my maker and redeemer and hopeth to be saved by the death & passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and my body to be buried in the Church of Belton aforesaid near to my late husband David Poplewell

Item I give to David Poplewell my grandchild son of my son Humfrey one three roodes of rye now growing one three roodes of wheat now growing, one acre of barley now growing lying upon Sand daile & two roods of barley now growing abutting upon the west field end 

Item I give to my said grandchild David one bedstead the worst [best crossed through] feather bed in my house & one new feather bed ticke the best Coverlidd & one pair of blankets & the rest of furniture belonging to a bed 

Item I give to the said David my grandchild three silver spoons & one pewter can. 

Item I give to David Poplewell my son twenty pounds of lawful English money to be paid unto him within one whole year next after my death 

Item I give to David my son also one dish tipt with silver. 

Item I give to David my grandchild son of my son David one bed stead & the furniture belonging to a bed, one cubberd standing in the hall the brewing vessell  one Cheeshecke & one salting trough in Parlour Chamber one huche & one great tub in the hall chamber the horse racke & mainger all the skel****ncees in the yard & one longsadle standing in the hall 

Item I give to Elizabeth daughter of my son David *ll ten pieces of pewter standing upon the Cuberd -ea-e in the hall to be kept for her till she come to twenty one years or marriage first;

Item I give to Robert Mawe my grandchild one bed stead wherein I lie & the furniture to a bed & as much yarn as will make xx ti yeards of lin Ch Cloth to be sold to buy him a Coverlid for the said bed, 

Item I give to my Sister Marie Foster my best gown 

Item I give to my Sister Skinner the other of my gowns & my ryding cloak & safegard. 

Item my will is that the poor of this parish shall have forty shillings **** them 

Item my will is that my Exeucutors shall *** & satisfie  accordinge to the last will & testament of my late husband David Poplewell all the legacies portions in the his said will. 

Item I give to David my grand child my son David Poplewell three [3 crossed through] eight pounds oweth me, forty & five shillings that Thomas Moo me , one brown b*pasinge filly one stoned cow six shillings which Mathew Hall oweth me to be put his Father for his best profit 

All the residue & chattels given & unbequeathed legacies & funeral ¬≠por discharged I give to Humfrey Poplewell, David Poplewell, Godfrey & Symon Mawe, my son whome I make executors of this my last will & Testament ** Robert Foster the elder & my cozen Thomas Turs* of this my last will & testament & I do give to e two shillings six pence a piece, 

In witness have hereunto set my hand & seal the day above written 

hir marke Elizabeth  Poplewell 


Hum: Poplewell

David Poplewell his marke, 

John Taylor

Last updated 18 July 2014