which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

Will of Joan Radford dated 1634

Transcribed by Terry Radford and reproduced with his permission

Joan was the wife of Ralph Radford (d 1633) and had five children Roger, Dorothy, Mary, William and Margaret

In the name of God Amen.  the xiijth. Of  November 1633,  I Joan Radford of Woodhouse in the parish of Horsly & County of Derby,  widow, being old but in perfect  memory
praised be to God for it, do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner &
form as follows.  It is to say.

First I commend my soul into the hand of Almighty God, my maker, hoping assuredly through the only merits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer to be made partaker of life everlasting
and I commend my body to the earth whereof it is made.

Item   I will & bequeath unto the poor of Woodhouse iijs iiijd.

Item   I give unto my son Roger four kyne that are in his possession.

Item    I give & bequeath to Edward Allen my son in law my seeled bed a feather bed,
one bolster, ij pillows, 2 blankets, 2 Coverlides of the best; the table & frame
2 buffit forms; my pan & a kettle; 3 pewter dishes; a salt; a candlestick of
the best, a boulting tub & a barrel.

Item   I give to Dorothy my daughter my best Chest with all that is in it.

Item  I give to Mary Lichfield my daughter  xijd

Item    I give to Mary Wilson xijd

Item   I give to Margaret Hurne my daughter my Brass Morter & a Great Loom.

Item    I give to John Radford atem dishboard & to Mary & Elizabeth Radford my Grandchildren either of them five shillings

Item   I give to Mary Radford my daughter my best gown

Item    I give to Frances, Ralph, William & Elizabeth Radford my son Rogers
children forty shillings a piece, to be paid to them when they come to the age of
twenty one years.

Item   I give & bequeath all the rest of my worldly goods, moveable & unmoveable, to Roger Radford my son,my legacies & funeral & debts discharged.

Item    I do make Roger Radford my Executor

Item   I do make John Fouke & Phillip Fouke my overseers of my will

Sealed & delivered in ye presence of us :  Joan  Radford -  her  mark
William Bell          mark
John Alen              mark
Edward Allen

fiat probacio testamenti superscripti et Administracio bonorum
defuncti Executori in eodem testamento nominato.  Commissio  
magistro Roberto  Evatt Vicar  de Horsley

Carolus Twysden

Translation from the above paragraph written in Latin:

Let a probate of the Will above written and Administration of the goods
of the deceased  be granted to the Executor in the same Will nominated.  A Commission
granted to Robert Evatt Vicar of Horsley

Charles Twysden

Will of Joan Radford 1634

Reproduced by kind permission of the Lichfield Record Office.

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