The Will of John Edmonds, Clerk.   

In the Name of God Amen  the 5th day of November 1627  I John Edmunds of Dadington in the County of Oxon Clerk

Being whole in body and of perfect memory thanks be given to God do make and ordain this my last will and


Imprimis I ordain and bequeath my soul to almighty God my maker and redeemer trusting to  be pardoned

by the only merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ  all my worldly goods I thus bestow 

Item I give  unto the poor of Dadington 4 shillings

Item I give unto my wife Joan Edmunds all the rest of my goods unbequeathed as well moveable or unmoveable  my

funeral expenses discharged and my debts paid, whom I make my sole and only overseer of this my last will and

testament I ordain to be William ? and Hugh Davis to whom I give 1s apiece to see this my last will and testament truly


In witness whereof I set my hand and seal  date and day and year first above written

John Edmunds

Memo that the raiser in the 8th and 9th lines were raised by the appointee of John Welchman

William Forbes esq.