25 Day 11 month 1706/7.
I Mary Bancroft of Stockport in the Co of Chester, Widow, being weak in body but Perfect in mind and good memory blest be to God, do make and Ordain My last will and testament in maner and form following -
First, I commit my soul to God whose ***** and whom I desire to serve hoping to receive Aproval of Well done.
Secondly, my body to be buried among the People Called Quakers where my friends are most, and as touching these worldly goods Where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I shall dispose of in manner an form following
First my will and mind is that my debts and funeral expenses So discharged
Second I give and bequeath unto my Son John Bancroft two pounds
Item I give unto my Daughter Dianah Burbruck the Sum of five Pounds, two Pair of my best shoes.
Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Heald five Pounds and Caps shoes, in case she be dead equally divided amoung her children.
I give unto my grandaughter Racheal Bancroft one feather Bed, three Blankets two Pair of sheets and *******? two pillows and the (Looks like this, not sure Bellon Beers?) there unto belonging.
Item I give and bequeth unto my Son Jacob Bancroft all the left and residence of my Estate whom I make and ordain my Soul Executor of this my last Will and Testament (sic) hoping, he will discharge the trust reposed in him and do by this make a void all former wills and testament what so ever
In witness where of I put my hand and seal
Signed and Sealed in Witness of
|John Hobson||Mary Bancroft|
|James Davenport||24 June 1703 (?)|
|John Boyell (?)||.|