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Will of John Poplewell, yeoman of Belton. 1659


In the name of God Amen. 


The fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord God 1658 


I John Popplewell of Belton in the Isle of Axolm and Countie of Lincoln yeoman weak in bodie but perfect in remembrance thankes bee given to God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following 


First and cheiflie I bequeath my soul to Almightie God my merciful father and to his son my only Saviour and my body to the Ground to be buried in the Church yard of Belton at the discretion of my friends and executrix 


Also I give and devise unto John Popplewell my son all that my cheif messuage or tenement builded and all those my five Closes of Land arable meadow or pasture unto the same messuage of tenement belonging with all the edifices now there upon builded as the same are situate lying & being in Belton abovesaid at or near  unto a certain place commonly called Graygreen with all the reside of my Messuages land arable meadow and pasture what so ever set Lyeing & being within the territories of Belton abovesaid. To have and to hold the abovesaid Cheif Messuage or tenement closes unto the same belonging edifices thereupon builded And also all the last recited messuages lands arable meadow and pasture with the appurtenances unto the said John Popplewell my son his heirs and assigns for ever 


Also I give and devise unto the said John Popplewell my son all that messuage situate lying and being in Kingston upon Hull with the appurtenance ** to the said John Popplewell my son which I h** ***tion after the decease of my Aunt Popplewell **** in her possession within the Countie of Lincoln to have and to hold the last recited messuage *** appurtenances to the said John Popplewell my son his heirs and assigns for ever 


And my will is the said John Popplewell shall shall enter into the said messuage situate in Kingston upon Hull when he shall accomplish the age of [21] years 


And my will is the said John Popplewell my son shall enter into all the residue of the messuages? or tenements closes of land arable meadow & ­ with the appurtenances when he shall fullie accomplish his age of one and twenty years 


My will is if in case it happen the said John Popplewell my son depart his natural life [before?] he shall fully accomplish the age of twenty & one years then I give all the above said messuages closes land arable meadow or pasture with their & every of their appurtenances whatsoever unto Tamysin my loving wife and to her assignes during her life natural and after her decease all the abovesaid messuages or tenement closes of land arable meadow or pasture with their and every of their appurtenances I Give and devise unto the daughters of my Uncle Robert Popplewell of Gainsbrough in the countie of Lincoln yeoman and to the heirs & assigns of the s**** daughters for ever 


Also I give unto the poor people of Belton thirty shillings to be distributed amongst them at my funeral 


Also all the residue of my Goods and Chattles not given & unbequeathed my debts and funeral expenses discharged I ­ wholely and soly unto Tomyson my kind & loving wife whom I do make sole executrix of this my last will & testament 


Also I do ordain and appoint my trusty friend Humfrey Popplewell my Grandfather and Thomas Brewer my uncle supervisor of this my will & testament *** I give to each of them 5/- to have the charges born when they go about my business 


In witness whereof I have



... Nov 1659








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