Will of William Meyrick, parson of St. Michael's, April 1611, L.f.398

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This article features a transcription of a Folger Shakespeare Library manuscript, Will of William Meyrick, L.f.398, (April 1611 Manuscript copy), featured in the Age of Lawyers Exhibition, September 12, 2015-January 3, 2016.

More manuscripts from this collection can be found in Guide to the E. Williams Watermark Collection, including the Papers of the Hale Family of King's Walden and Other Papers

This will bequeathes a parson's printed English books to his four daughters and "all the rest of my bookes" to his son-in-law. It also leaves a tenement in Marklane to his niece "Elizabeth Woodcock, who afterwards married Henry Baldwine."


Below is a semi-diplomatic transcription of leaf 1 recto of Folger manuscript L.f.398. The transcription below was created by the Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project. To access an image of the original leaf, click on each transcription's heading.

L.f.398, leaf 1 recto

Ex Registro Curie prerogatiue Cant extract

In the name of god Amen Aprilis anno

domini one thowsand six hundred and Eleaven et regni Regis domini nostri

Iacobi nono I William Meyricke Parson of St Michaells

Crooked Lane in London being god be thancked for it of good

and perfecte remembrance revokeing all former wills doe

make or and ordaine this my Last will and Testament

in manner and forme followeing ffirst I Comitt my soule and

bodye to god my Creator to Iesus Christ my Redeemer

and Saviour and to the holy ghost my Comforter three

persons in one eternall and most glorious godhead trustinge and

most fully assuringe my selfe that god of his infinite

mercy throughe faith in the death and passion of his sonne

Christe Iesus according to his blessed word and promise will

pardon and forgiue me all my sinnes and soe to be receaved

and saved and made partaker of Everlasting happines /