In the Name of God Amen The Eighth day of July in the Third Yeare of the Reigne of oure Sovereigne Lord James the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland and Ireland; King Defender of the ffaithe Anno Domini one Thousand six Hundred & Eighty Seaven. I ffrancis Robinson of Burton Latimer in the County of Northampton Clerk being weake of body but of sound and perfect memory thankes be given to God do make my last Will and Testament in forme following. Imprimis I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting in the alone meritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer for remission of all my sinns And my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named And for my worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to blesse me I dispose of them in manner following. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loveing Brother Henry Robinson and to his Heires one Messuage or farme house in Barton aforesaid with the yarde Barnes Stables Close of pasture to the same adjoyning and belonging and the two yard Land thereto also belonging and two Tenements in the occupation of John Alderman and Thomas Garton All which I purchased of Thomas Ball sometime of Burton aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath to my Cozen ffrancis Robinson son of my Brother George Robinson all that my Messuage or dwelling house in Burton aforesaid with the Appurtenances which was given and bequeathed to me by my ffather and one halfe yard Land alsoe to the same belonging To hold to him and his Heires for ever. Item I give and bequeath to my said Cozen ffrancis Robinson all that Ancient Cottage and Tenement in Barton aforesaid with the quartene Land to the same belonging which was purchased by me of my Brother George Robinson his ffather To hold to him and his Heires. Item I give and bequeath to Hester Robinson My Cozen daughter of George Robinson my Brother and to Hannah Robinson the other daughter of my Brother George Robinson each of them Thirty pounds with due interest to be paid to them when they shall respectively attaine to theire age of one and twenty yeares. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing Sister Elizabeth James the the summe of fforty pounds to be paid her within Twelve Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to my Cozen Elizabeth Kirtness? daughter of my said Sister Elizabeth James ffifty pounds to be paid her within six months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to my two Nieces Mary Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson daughters of my said Brother Henry Robinson each of them one Hundred pounds to be paid within Twelve Months after my decease that is to say to Mary one Hundred pounds and to Elizabeth one Hundred pounds. Item I give and bequeath to Catherine Robinson daughter also of my Brother Henry Robinson the summe of one hundred pounds to be paid her at her true age of one and Twenty years . Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew ffrancis Robinson son of my Brother Henry Robinson the sume of ffifty pounds to be paid him at the full age of one and Twenty years. Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew Henry Robinson son also of my said Brother Henry Robinson the sume of ffifty pounds to be paid him at the full age of one and twenty yeares. Item I give and bequeath to ffrancis Robinson son of my Brother Robert Robinson twelve pounds. Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew ffrancis Stoit son of my Sister Mary Stoit fforty pounds to be paid him within three Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to the poore of Burton aforesaid the sume of Ten pounds to be be paid within a Month after my decease And all the rest of my goods and Chattells whatsoever unbequeathed my debts being paid and funeral expences discharged I give and bequeath to my said loveing Brother Henry Robinson who I make my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand and Seal the day and year first above written. The marke of the said ffrancis Robinson Signed sealed declared and published in the presence of Wm. Phelips, Edward Wood, Anne Brabrooke her marke.
The Will was proved in London but is written in Latin and therefore not transcribed.