Will of Richard CULPIN, Woodnewton, Northamptonshire died 1728
In the name of God Amen. I Richard Culpin of Wood Newton in the County of Northamptonshire, Taylor, being sick but of perfect memory and remembrance, praise be god, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manor and form following. First I bequeath my soul unto the hands of the Almighty God hoping through the meritorious Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and
Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my body to be buried in Christian burial at the discretion of my executrix hear after nominated. Item. I give unto my son Charles the sum of five pounds. Item. I give unto my son John five pounds. Item. I give unto my Grandson Edward Seaton five pounds and my son Richard Trustee for the same and to keep it in his hand at five shillings yearly interest until he comes of fourteen years of age. Item. I give unto my Daughter Ann Seaton one shilling. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth five pounds a bed and beding, five pewter dishes three plates two kettles the best one and the worse one. Item. I give unto my daughter Eleanor five pounds five pewter dishes three plates two kettles and a bed and bedding. Item. All the rest of my lands houses leases Tenements and goods whatsoever I give unto my son Richard Culpin upon condition that he shall pay all my debts and….and make him sole executrix of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments.
Richard RC Culpin
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