Christopher FAUBER of Bowes in Dallowgill, 1670, Will

Transcribed by Carol Metcalfe
from documents held at West Yorkshire Archives

In the Name of God Amen, the Sixt day of June in the two and twentieth year of the Reigne of our Dread Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second by the Grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, I Christopher Fauber of Bowes within Dallowgill within the County of York yeoman being weak in body but of Good and perfect remembrance, thankes be to Almighty God And Calling to Memory the uncertain Estate of this transitary Life, and that all flesh must yield unto Death, when it shall please God to call: doe make, constitute, Ordaine and declare this my Last Will and testament in manor and Forme following Revokeing Anulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments, Will and Wills heretofore by me made; and declared Either by word or by writing and this to be taken onely for my last Will and Testament, and noe other: And first being penitent and Sorry from the bottom of my heart, for my Sins past, most humbly desireing forgivenesse for the same I give and Comitt my soule unto almighty God my Saviour and Redeemer, in whome and by the Merrits of Jesus Christ I trust and beleive assuredly to be Saved and to have full Remission and forgivenesse of all my Sins and that my Soule with my Body at the generall day of resurrection, shall rise againe with Joy and through the Meritts of Christ,s death and passion, possesse and Inheritt the Kingdome of Heaven prepared for his Ellect and chose And my body to be buried in such place where it shall please my Executor hereafter named to appoint; and now for the Settling of my Temporall Estate And such goods as it hath pleased God far above my Desert to bestow upon me I doe order, give, and disposes the Same in manner and forme following

Item I give and bequeath unto Stephen Fauber my sone if he be liveing and doe come againe one hundred pounds to be paide in five years after my death, that is to say Every year Twenty pounds until the same be fully paide if he the saide Stephen Fauber at upon the receipt of the saide sum shall give my Executor a Lawfull discharge in full Satisfaction of his child pte and portion

Item I give and bequeath unto John Russell of Misses my Kinsman the sum of Tenn pounds

Item I give and bequeath unto Isabell Rainard the sum of foure pounds

Item my Will and minde is that my Executor hereafter named shall bestow upon my Funeral Expences the Sum of Twelve pounds and what shall remaine and spare of the saide Twelve pounds to dispose and give it to the poore

As for the rest of my goods unbequeathed after my debts and Legacees paid and my funeral Expences discharged I doe give unto my sone in Law Thomas Holdsworth whome I doe make ordaine and appoint Full and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament upon condition that he the saide Thomas Holdsworth shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto me the sd Christopher Fauber all my Rents as they become and grow dew without drift, fraud or delay
In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seall the day above written in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred and Seaventy

Witnesses hereof
Nicholas Metcalfe
Thomas Metcalfe
John Russell

Ripon parish register
Possible baptism
1609/09/30 Fawber Chr son of John of Sawley

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