Imprimis I do give and bequeath One Moiety of all my Household stuff Debts goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever unto my Loving Brother in Law William Muddle of St Margaretís aforesaid Fisherman to be by him given to and amongst his Children as he shall See good and I will that the Bed and Bedding with the appurtenances which was my late husbandís Edward Muddle shall be taken as part of and belonging to the said Moiety or half part of the said promises
and the other moiety or half part of my household stuff Debts goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever aforesaid I give and bequeath the same equally to and among my four Cousins Ann Whetstone, Joane Richardson, Elizabeth Hammond and Frances Goddin share and share alike only I Will my Cousin Elizabeth Hammond shall have the Bed and Bedding on which I lie with the Furniture and appurtenances to the same belonging towards her share in the same in case it be under the Value of a Quarter of the said Moiety and for and as her share therein if it be over the value of a Quarter part thereof.
Item I will that my Loving Friend Mr Robert Chappell of St Margaretís aforesaid Boatswain of his Majesties Ship Sandwich do take on Account of all my Household stuff Debts goods chattels and personal Estate aforesaid Immediately after my Decease and within One month afterwards see the same according to this my Will share and Divided in whose Judgement in the said Partition I will that my said Brother and Cousins aforesaid shall acquiesce as if I had done the same in my lifetime and for the said Mr Robert Chappell my said Friends love and kindness herein I do give and bequeath unto him the sum of Five shillings to buy him a pair of gloves in remembrance of me
and lastly I do make and
ordain my Loving Brother in Law William Muddle aforesaid full and sole Executor of this my
last Will and Testament hereby revoking annulling and making void all and every former and
other Will and Wills by me made or published [unreadable section at top of second page] the
seventeenth day of August in the first year of the Reign of our Majesty Lord James the
second by the grace of God King over England [unreadable section] the mark of Elizabeth
Muddle Signed sealed published and declared by the above said Elizabeth Muddle the
Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of
the mark of Katherine Long, Susanna Austin, John Rosewell.
Dated 17 August 1685 and proved 26 August 1685
Will of Elizabeth Muddle