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.
Ex Registro Curie prerogatiue Cant extract
In the name of god Amen Aprilis anno
domini one thowsand six hundred and Eleaven et regni Regis
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
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 /