Will of Elizabeth Alefounder 1662

Will of Elizabeth Alefounder 1662

Dedham pedigree

Original will, bits missing at edge. Transcribed at Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich branch, (too fragile to photocopy), reference IC/AA1/92/176

Elizabeth Alefounder of Ipswch in the County of Suff Widdow being sicke in body but of sound and perfect memory thankes be to god: doe ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I bequeath my soule into the hands of god Almighty hoping to be saved only by the merrits of Jesus Christ my mercifull redeemer and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executer herafter named And for my worldly goods which god hath mercifully lent mee I dispose of them as followeth: First I give to my sonne Stephen Freelove of Arwarton the summe of six pounds of lawful English mony It- I give to Elizabeth his wife the summe of fourty shillings of like mony It- I give unto Mr William Bizzard minister of gods word in Colchester and to Mary his wife being one of my sayd sons daughters to each of them [the] summe of twenty shillings to be payd within [...] yea[...] and an halfe after my decease It- I give unto George Buzzard son unto the sd Mr William Buzzard the sum[...] twenty shillings to be payd him when hee shall attaine the age of twenty one yeares. It I give unto John F[...] one of the sons of the sd. Stephen Freelove the summe of foure pounds to be payd him within 3 yeares after my dec[...] It I give unto George Freelove one of the sons of the sd Stephen Freelove the summe of foure pounds to be payd the sd George within foure yeares after my decease, It I give unto the sayd George Freelove one feather bed a bolster a pillow and a payre of blankets It- I give to my grand childe Martha Hickes the summe of foure [...] to be payd within two yeares after my decease. It- I give to James Springet and to Elizabeth his wife one [...] daughters of the sd Stephen Freelove to each of them the summe of twenty shillings to be payd to them wi[...] yeare after my decease. It- I give to the sd children of James and Elizabeth Springet to each of them five sh[...] a piece to be payd them within six yeares after my decease And I will that all these severall legacies given to my [...] Stephen Freelove his wife children and grand=children be payd by my son Stephen Freelove unto all and e[...] of them at the respective times before specified out & out of the monies that are in the hands of the sd Steph[...] love my son. It- I give unto Mary Cole my grandchild wife unto William Cole of Ipswch the su[...] payd to her within two yeares after my decease. It I give unto the sd Mary Cole one payre of sheets and [...] white Apron. It I give to David Sancroft my grandchilde the summe of three pounds to be payd him wi[...] yeares after my decease It. I give to the three daughters of my son in law John Alfounder of Dedham th su[...] six shillings and eight pence a peice to be payd to them as they shall attaine to the age of eighteen yeeres. It I give unto John Skeet my kinsman of Ipswch son of John Skeet deceased the summe of twenty shillings to be payd him when h[...] shall attaine to the age of nineteen yeeres It- I give unto John Sherman son of Ezekiell Sherman of Dedham the summe of ten shillings to be payd him within one yeare after my decease if hee be then living It. I give to Mary Butcher of Holbroke the summe of ten shillings to be payd her within three monthes after my decease It- I give to he[...] the sd Mary Butcher one red petticoate It. I give unto John Benly of Holbroke the summe of five shillings to be pa[...] him within one month after my decease It. I give to the poore of Erwarton five shillings It I give to Mr Wre[...] minister of Erwarton ten shillings to be payd him within six monthes after my decease It I give to Mathew Alfounde[..] one of the sons of my son in law John Alfounder the summe of five shillings to be payd him within three yeares after [...] decease All the rest of my goods whatsoever vnbequeathed my debts and legacies being payd and my funerall charges and charges about my will being discharged I give unto my son Stephen whome I ordaine and appoint to be executor to this my l[...] will and testament revoking all other wills by mee made. in witnesse wherof I have hereunto set my hand [...] this fourth day of Octob in the yeare of or Lord 1652

Sealed and delivered in the pesence of us. Bezaleell Carter William Cole

Elizabeth Alfou-er marke

Probat fuit hinad testamentu' suprascript apud Gippwicu' [...]ram proba- et discreto viro mro- Johr- Ballard gen- surr venlis viri Robt- [...] King [...] dcoris in et p toti Archinat Suff Comissarij [...] L[...] offlis etine Constituto decimo die mensis Julij Anno [...] 1662 vigore vir ami~ Stephen Freelove Exur in hinu-d nominate cui com-issa fuit Adco- omn- et singuler bon-s & eco- defs salvo vire cum fen qz &c coram me

Jo: Bullard surro

Transcribed by Peter Alefounder May 1999
and added to web site March 2002