Will of Thomas Sheldon of Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England (1688)

Below is a transcription of the original Will of Thomas Sheldon of Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England dated in 1688. A copy of the original was purchased from The National Archives in Kew. As this document is written in an archaic script it may take some time to describe completely. To help in the process I will write each line separately exactly as written. If I don't know what a word is I will write as best as I can with ? for letters that I can't make out and put them within single [ ].

Thomas Sheldon - In the name of God Amen
The three and Twentieth day of November one Thousand Six hundred
eighty Staven. I Thomas Sheldon of Rowley Regis in the County of - -
Stafford doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testam't in - -
mannor following first and principalled remand my Soul to —-
Allmighty God and my body to [bie Earth wnenre it rame] And as for
that Estate [wth] the Lord hath bestowed upon me I dispose there as
following, Item I give and [devisd] to my Kinsman William Sheldon -
and his [?????] forever after [hi?d??ast] of [?????] my Wife All that
my [Misswast o? ??nement] with its

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