Will of Richard Culpin 1757

Will of Richard CULPIN, Woodnewton, Northamptonshire : 1757

In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Culpin of the Parish of Wood=newton in the County of
Northampton Labourer, being of a Sound Mind and memory (praise be God). Do make ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following. First of all I will and
ordain that my Funeral Charges and Debts be paid and discharged. Also I give devise and bequeath all my Copyhold or Customary Lands lying and being dispersed in the Several Fields of Wood=newton aforesaid containing by Estimation five Acres of Arable Land and Ley Ground (be the same more or less) with their and every of appurtenances (after the decease of my wife Rachel Culpin) to my eldest son Richard Culpin his heirs and assigns for ever but upon this proviso or condition
Nevertheless, That He the said Richard Culpin his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns Do and Shall within twelve Kalendar Months after He or they shall be in the actual possession of the said land pay or cause to be paid the several sums to my other children that is to say to my son Henry Culpin the sum of five pounds, to my Daughter Elizabeth Culpin the like sum of five pounds, and to my son Charles Culpin the sum of six pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth
Culpin the following household goods and that is to say, The Bed, Bedding and bed=stead with their appurtenances standing and being in the chamber of the house where I now dwell, six pair of Hempon Sheets, my large looking glass, four of my least best Pewter Dishes, six pewter Plates, twelve wooden trenchers, my best porridge pot, and the second best Kettle, my chest of drawers, one of my largest oval tables, a side board table, Coffer and Kneading Trough, six black chairs and one pair of pot hooks. All and singular the residue of my goods, Cattle and Chattel, I give and bequeath unto my said wife Rachel Culpin, whom I also nominate and appoint my sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto put my hand and Seal this thirtieth day of November in the the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven


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