In the name of god amen, I William Strudwick of Hillsgreene in the Pish of Kerdford yeoman Doe make & Ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & form e following ffirst I give my soule to Almighty God the maker & giver of it And my Body to be buried in Christian like manner

As for my temporall Estate I give in manner & forme following

Item I give & bequeath Elizabeth my Loving wife all my goods & chattle & all my lands lying in Kirdford called by the name of Hillsland als Hillsgreen als Threefarthings which is now mortgaged to William Woods to be sold by her for the payment of my debts and bringing up my younger Children

And after her decease two moyties to my sonne William Strudwick & to the rest of my children equal proportions alike

And I desire my loving brothers in law John Makeford and Edward Makeford to be my overseers to aide my wife who I doe make sole Executor of this my last will & testament hereunto I set my hand and seal this two and twenty day of January in the thirtieth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles the second Anno Dm. One thousand Six hundred and Seventy Eight

William Strudwick signed sealed & declared this my last will & testament in the presence of us John Makeford, Edward Makeford, before the sealing was interlined Richard Penfold Robert xxxx Richard Penfold

1678 Probatum to Elizabeth Strudwick widow and relict

Note: Makeford could be Wakeford