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Will of David Poplewell, yeoman of Belton. 1659


In the name of God Amen. 


The sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1658 I David Popplewell of Belton in the Isle of Axholm & county of Lincoln yeoman being weak in body but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be given to Almightie God do here by make & ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following 


First and principally I do give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almightie God my merciful father which first did give it unto me & my bodie to the earth to be buried in Christian burial at the discretion of my friends 


And for the worldly Estate that god hath bestowed upon me that it may be settled after my decease according to my mind I do bequeath it as followeth 


First I do give & bequeath unto David Popplewell my son:


one three rood of land arrable lying on Miccarah hill between the Grounds of Michael Monckton Esquire on the East part and Henry Foster on the west part; 

one three rood of land arrable lying in the park field betwixt Thomas Glew on the west and the heirs of Francis Popplewell on the east; 

and one rood lying near Beltoft Cross betwixt the ground of Richard Elmer on the east & the ground of the heirs of Lawrence Metcalfe on the west;


to him the said David Popplewell his heirs and assigns for ever to enter into at the end of two years next after my decease 


And I give to the said David Popplewell my son five shillings in full of his portion out of my Estate 


Also I do give unto Thomas Popplewell my son one Close commonly called Great Moonfeild containing by estimation twenty acres be it more or less as it lyeth between the ground of me the said David Popplewell on the west the Comon laine on the east abutting upon the laine called the tread lane towards the north with the appurtenances to him the said Thomas Popplewell his heirs & assigns for ever to enter upon the first day of May which shall be in the year of our ­ 1661 


Also I do give to James Popplewell my son :


cottage house in which Jarvase Fletcher now dwelleth the buildings to the same belonging and two sellions land arrable to the same belonging & adjoining containing one acre be they more or less;

three se[lions] of land arable lying together neare Close croft cont**inge one acre one rood and a halfe bee they more or less they ly between the said Cloe croft on the west & Humfrey Popplewell gentleman on the East; 

one three roods lying on ­ between the lands of the heyres of Thomas Tur* East and west parts and the Reedings towards the north; 

sellions lying on hanging furlonge containing one acre & rood next the ground of the said Humfrey Popplewell gentleman on the West and the heyres of Francis Glew on the []; 

three sellions lying together near Belwood feild containing one acre be they more or less between the land of ­ Ryther gentleman on the south and Robert Maultley on the []; 

one rood lying on Sare backs between the Land of Caister on the East and [blank] on the west;

rood lying there between the land of John Newton on [] & William Harrison on the south; 

ten sellions of Land Lyeing together comonly called maidendall flat conteyni[ng] Acres be they more or less abutting upon maidendal towards the South and hanging furlong towards the []; 

two Sellions of land arrable containing one acre & a hal[f] lying on the furlong called Miccarah hill between the L*** Johosophat Tayler on the West & the heyres of John on the east; 

halfe an acre lying there between the land the said Humfrey Popplewell on the East and west p[ar]t Sellions lying there containing two Acres & three rood David Popplewell (son of David, of Belton) they more or lesse between the land of John Glew the west and Michael Monckton Esquire on the east; 

Cottage house and three selions of land arrable lying ­ near Clouslaine yate containing two acres & three roods more or less between the highway on the East and David the younger on the west abutting upon the Stump Cross mear towards the North; 

four Acres and a halfe be it more or less lying in a ... called long Bellwood as it abutteth upon the Ground of the said Humfrey Popplewell towards the north & the comon feild towards the South; 

one close comonly called the three acre close lying next the clottilaine on the south east and the close of John Glew on the northwest and southwest and one orchard which I call my new orchard with the croft to the same belonging & adjoining containing one acre as it lyeth between the copyhold land of me the said David Popplewell on the west & the heirs of Francis Popplewell on the east;


to him the said James Popplewell his heirs & assigns for ever after such time as he shall accomplish his age of one & twenty years 


Also I do give to Robert Popplewell my son:


one messuage house in which Thomas Popplewell now dwelleth with the Barne stable beast house & other the buildings to the same belonging;

And three selions of land arable to the same adjoining containing one acre and a Rood be they more or less one selion of land arable and two butts lying over Greengate containing one acre and a half between the ground of the heyres of James Glew on the west and of Richard Kinman on the east the heirs of Alexander Isle on the east abutting upon the ground of John Popplewell towards the south;

one acre there between the ground of the heirs of Lawrence Metcalfe on the west and of Richard Kinman on the East;

one selion containing three roods lying on miccarhill between the lands of the heyres of Thomas Turr on the west & Thomas Morrison on the East;

one Acre and a half more or lesse lying on Guilflat between the lands of the said Humfrey Popplewell on the North & of Diverse men on the south abutting upon the ground of James Sealand towards the West 

one Acre lying on more lands between the Ground of the heyres of John Stephenson on the south and Mathew Kirke gentl[eman] on the north;

two sellions containing three roods as they ly between grounds of the said Humfrey Popplewell on the [] and James Maw on the south;

and one close called moonfeild containing seven acres be it more or [less] as it lyeth between the close called great moonf[eild] on the East and the ground of Robert Bernard o* abutting upon Clottilaine towards the north wi­ appurtenance;s


to him the said Robert Popplell his heirs and assigns for ever after such time as shall accomplish his age of one and twenty 


Also I do give and bequeath unto Anne Popplewell my daughter one toft stead and three crofts same belonging comonly called Brocks toft by estimacon three acres be they more or less between the ground of the heirs of John Thor** on the South and David Popplewell the younger on the North abutting upon the street towards east with the appurtenances to her the said Ann Popplewell her heirs and assigns for and during the term of nine hundred and ninety years to come and unexpired to enter unto at such as she shall accomplish her age of one and twenty years or marriage which shall happen be first 


Also I do devise and give to my loving brother Humfrey Popplewell and to my loving friend Robert Barnard one selion of land arable meadow or pasture lying in the Low feild of Beltoft aforesaid containing half an acre [be] it more or less upon a furlong called water**** lying next the ground in occupacon of Michael Monkton Esquire on the East and west parts abutting upon the Close of the said Humphrey Popplewell to the north **ne rood lyinge there between the ­ in occupacon of the said Michaell Monckton ... east and west parts and abutting upon the close of the said Humfrey Popplewell towards the north And six swathes of meadow lying in the Side Ings next the meadow of the heirs of the said John Stephenson on the south and abutting upon the ground of the said Michael Monckton towards the East to them the said Humfrey Popplewell and Robert Barnard their heirs and assigns for ever to be disposed on according to the trust by me reposed in them the said Humfrey Popplewell and and Robert Barnard 


And my will is and I do hereby devise unto Jane my loving wife all the lands and tenements which I have hereby given unto my children until such times as is expressed and set down for my said children to enter unto the same 


Also I do give unto Isabell Coggan my daughter the sum of ten pounds 


Also I do give unto the said Anne Popplewell my daughter the sum of sixty pounds of current English money to be paid to her when she shall accomplish her age of one and twenty years or marriage which shall happen to be first 


Also I give to John Coggan my grandchild five shillings 


Also I give to David Popplewell my grandchild five shillings 


Also I give to John Popplewell my grandchild five shillings 


All the residue of my goods cattell and chattells not given & yet unbequeathed my debts being paid and funeral expences discharges I do give and bequeath unto the said Jane my wife whom I do make & ordain sole executrix of this my last will and testament 


And I appoint and desire my loving brothers Thomas Brewer gent & Richard Brewer to be supervisors thereof 


In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day & year first above written. 


David Popplewell


these being witnesses 


Michaell Monckton 


Humfrey Popplewell 


John Popplewell









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