Will of Elizabeth Foster, widow, 1666/7 (proved 1667)

Herts RO 103AW8

March ye 18th 1666/7
In dei Nom(ine) Amen whereas I Elizabeth Foster of Winslow
in ye County of Bucks widdo(w) being weake of body but of
p(er)fect minde & memory praised bee God, doe make & ordaine this
my last will & testament, first I give my Soule into ye hands
of my blessed Creator my body to ye earth from whence it cam[e]
in hope of a joyfull Resurrextion: and for those worldly good[s]
w(hi)ch God hath given to mee I doe give & bequeath them as heere
after followes. Viz Imp(rimi)s I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth Norman
the daughter of John Norman & Dorothy his wife, the bed I ly on
and all that belongs unto it & my best Coverlid & great chest &
my bigest kettle & porridge pott & warming panne & my best chest
w(hi)ch useually stands at my beds head & ye other chest which stands
by it and five pounds of Lawfull English money.  It(em) I give and
bequeath unto Elizabeth Buckmaster of Burket a read petty
Coate & a coate I made of my gowne & a wastcoate yt was formerly
Eliz(abeth) Quaringtons & also five shillings in money, and five shillings
to Frances Pitchforke of Wingg, And for the rest of all my goods
Bills bonds money & debts whatsoever else, I give & bequeath
unto John Norman & Dorothy his wife whom I make & apoynt
my Sole Excecuto(r)s of this my last will & testament, provided they
see my body decently buryed according to the Coustome of ye Church
of England, and to give those goods above bequeathed to the
sayd parties w(i)thin one month after my dicease & I doe utterly
renounce all former wills whatsoever heeretofore made by
mee or my consent & doe affirme this to bee my last & true
will in witness heereof I have hereunder set my hand and
seale the day & yeere first above written

Wittnesseth                                                       Elizabeth Foster
John Bletchley                                                   her marke
Eme Bletchley

Probate of this will taken by me October 23 1667 Robert Hitchcock

Inventory of Elizabeth Foster, 1667

Herts RO A25/3761

A true and p(er)fect Inventory of all and singular the goods of Elizabeth Foster widd(ow) late of Winslow deceased made & praysed this 22th of October 1667 by John Godwyn & John Bletchley Apraysers of the same

1 old bedstead w(i)th ye beding belonging
2 chests & 2 old coffers
1 old chayre
her wareing linnen & 1 old hatt
2 payre of sheetes
2 old kettles 1 warming pann 1 pottag pott
a Spinning wheele reele & wynding blades
her weareing Aparell
Sum is

[Presented 24 Oct 1667 by the executor.]

[verso] send it to Layton at the Swon by John Bowden butcher of Grandborough


Widow Forster was buried at Winslow on 14 Oct 1667. Elizabeth Norman, probably her goddaughter, was baptised on 22 April 1665.

Burket = Burcott, near Wing