Feild of Ardeslaw, fermor, and
sometymes studente in the mathematicall sciences, being weak
in body but of good and perfect memory, laud and praise to Almighty
God; do make, ordain and declare this my present testament containing
therein my last Will in manner and form as follows, that is to say :
bequeath and commend my soul unto Almighty God my Creator, and to his
dearly beloved son Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer in whom
and by the merits of whose precious death and glorious passion,
resurrection and ascension I hope and steadfastly believe to have full
and clear remission done and forgiveness of all my sins and
offences. And my body to the earth to be buried "in
the church porch at Ardsley, where I am now a parishioner".
that all such
debts and sums of money whatsoever as I shall be
indebted in, or owe of right by bond obligatory, bill or conscience,
unto any persons at the time of my decease shall be well and truly
answered, satisfied and paid by my executix hereafter named.
In the name of God, Amen.
The 28th day of December 1586 in the reign of Queen