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Will of John Pickeringe of Norley 1655


“In the name of God Amen upon the Sixteenth day of September in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred ffiftye ffyve I John Pickeringe of Norley …. yeoman beinge Sick in body but in good and pfect memory…”

“… and that my body shalbee buryed att the pish church of ffrodsham ….”

“…. Mary Pickeringe my grandchilde ….”

“… Thomas Robinson my Sonne in Law if hee Take a Lease of his house in Croton Estate my daughter Mary his wife …”

“…Joh Robinson and Margarett my grandchildren …”

“…my brother Thomas children either of them…”

“… Richard Browne my Sonne in Lawe all my husbandry ware…”

“…my brother Thomas Pickeringe two measures of barley”

“my Grandchildren John Robinson and Margarett Robinson…”

“…unto John Pickeringe and John Alcot my Nephewes…”

“Anna Browne Margarett Browne and Mary Browne daughters of the said Richard Browne…”

“…Mary Rutter daughter of Thomas Rutter of the Bath [Bark?] in Norley…”

“and Lastly I make and Ordayne my welbeloved and trusty friends George Williamson of Crowton and John Pickeringe of Gostich my Executors”


He also gave to:

William Hay, Hugh Hey, Bernard Heay, William Henbell, Richard Bancroft, Henry Grimsford, Lawrence Lachford, Katherin Latham, Thomas [famon], Margarett Bonner, Thomas Wooddyer, Thomas Leadbeather, Edward Earlsley, Richard Smedthers, Thomas Warton, Thomas Dalome, Edmond Woodward


The witnesses were: William Pickeringe  Marye Alcocke John Gerrard

“proved att London …”  “this Eighteenth day of December for the yeare of our Lord One thousand Six hundred ffifty ffyve By the Oath of John Pickeringe one of the Executors named in the said Will….”



1.     1655  Will of John Pickeringe of Norley, Frodsham, Cheshire, England.  Public Record Office.  The National Archives, Catalogue Reference: Prob/11/246, Image Reference: 158.  Downloaded March 24, 2006 Friday 8:21 PM


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