Saturday, August 13, 2005

Suffolk England - Edward Rawlin Will

I was getting pretty discouraged, but decided since I still had some time left that I'd browse through the books on Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Because JR Rawlins said that he'd emigrated to Ipswich, MA which was named for the Ipswich England.

In the Wills from the Archdeaconry of Suffolk: 1629 - 1636 pg 1635 Will # 923
Abstracts of wills contained in Register No 63 and/or file No. 71 of wills proved in the court of the Arch deacon of Suffolk I found:

R(W) Edward Rawlin (X) of Shelley, blacksmith 13 June 1635.
Sick in body. I give and bequeath to my son James the posted bedstead standing in the parlour. I give to my son Edward the bellows in the shop and also the stith*. I bequeath to my son Thomas all my clothes, both linen and woollen. I give to my daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Blosse, 20s. to be paid to her 3 months after my decease, and 5[pounds] to my daughter Anne to be paid at the same time. I give my grandchild Mary Blosse 10s. to buy her a bible. All the residue of my goods, my debts, legacies and funeral charges being paid, I give to my loving wife Mary whom I make sole exrx. Witnesses: Robert Goodwin, Thomas Gravener. Pr at Ipswich 10 July 1635.

R-register copy avail
W-the original is avail
X-his or her mark
* - An anvil; a stithy. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
He invented also pincers, hammers, iron crows, and the anvil, or stith. --Holland.

That was kind of a fun find. I'll explore it further.

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teacher1 said...

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