The Will of Thomas Bestwicke of Nottingham 1620
In the name of God Amen. I Robert Bestwick of the towne and countie of Nottingham farmer being feeble and rifted of the Lord in bodye yet of a perfect good memorie praise be to God for it do make and ordayne this my last will and testament the second day of Febryarie anno dom 1620 in manner and forme following
Inprimis I give and bequeathe my soule unto the hands of almighty God who assigned it unto me and to Jesus Christ my redeemer who with his precious blood shed on the cross hath redeemed me by the merite of whos death and passion I only hope to have salvation and my body to be buried in the churchyard of St Maries according to the discretion of my wife Allice whom I make executrix of this my last will and testament.
All my worldly goods I give and bequeath them as follows.
Inprimis to my sonne Robert I give and bequeath unto him for his portion the sum of £6-13s-4d In like manner to my sonne Thomas for his portion the sum of £6-13s-4d.
Item I give and bequeath to my cossin John Bestwick 10s
Item to my goddaughter Elizabeth White 10s-8d
All my legacies paid and funeral discharged I give and bequeath to my wife Allice whom I have ordained executrix of this my last will and testament the residue being what soever remaining.
In witness whereof I have hearunto put to my hand the day and the year above written
X Thomas Bestwicke
In the presence of
Nicholas Colton N
Attached to the will
Debtes oweing to Thomas Bestwick ..
Item . . oweing to me by John F minister of Tollerton unto me by Sr John from my cousin Henry Bestwick the summe of 9
Item to .. of Dudsberry glover for leather £33
Item to . Wife of Bassingfield widowe 14s