Will of Elizabeth Coxe, widow, 1623

Herts RO 65AW6

In the name of god, Amen.  The ixth day of Julie, anno D(omi)ni 1623
I Elizabeth Coxe of Winslow in the County of Bucks widow,
being sicke in body, but in good & p(er)fect memorie, God be praysed for
It, do make this my last will & testament in maner & form following.
First I bequeth my soul unto Allmighty god, who created me, and
redeemed me by his son Jesus Christ by whose merites onely I trust
to be saved, and my body to be decently buried in the Church yard of
Winslow.  Concerning my worldly goods, first I give to my kins-
woman Rose Barker the summe of forty shillings and a ioyned
bedsteed, with a fether-bed, a bloster, a pillow & pillowbeere, a coverlet
& a blankett, and two paires of sheets, and also one ioyned presse,
and four pewter platters.  Item I give unto Thomas Coxe the sone
of Richard Coxe one table & a frame standing in the hall.  Item I
give unto Pearse Saunders my servant the sum(m)e of forty shillings
The rest of my goods unbequeathed I give unto Richard Coxe my
kinsman, whom I make sole Executor of this my last will and
testament.  In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my marke
and caused my name to be subscribed the day and year first
above written.

Elizabeth Cox her mark

These being witnesses

Rob(er)t Maynwaring &
William Lowndes

[Probate 18[?] Oct 1623 to Richard Coxe]


Elizabeth Coxe, widow, was buried on 12 July 1623. She was the widow of Thomas Coxe, buried 14 April 1622. He died intestate and administration of his goods was granted to Elizabeth by the Archdeaconry Court, through an oath she took before the vicars of Winslow and Granborough (Herts RO, ASA 7/27 f.140).

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