In the Name of God Amen the eight and twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord God 1641 and in the seventeenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc.
I Peter Ruffhead of Cosgrave in the County of Northampton Whittawer being sick of body but of good remembrance and praised be God do make and ordain this my last Will and testament as followeth first I give and bequeath my soul to God my maker hoping through Jesus Christ my saviour to have remission of all my sins and my body to the earth from whom it was made from I give to my cousin Edward Ruffheade ten pound of lawful English money to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of five and twenty years to be paid him by my executor Item to my cousin John Spencer forty shillings of like lawful money and all my old Iron to be paid by my executor Item I give to my cousin Thomas Spencer forty shillings of like lawful money to be paid by my executor the ..at my aunt Spencer Item I give to my aunt Elizabeth Spencer twenty shillings of like lawful money which she hath already in her hands item all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my brother John Newcombe my funeral being discharged whom I make and ordain my full whole and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do intreat my said cousins John Spencer and Thomas Spencer to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written in the presence of the perohose? names are subscribed
[the mark of] Peter Ruffhead
The Wittness names
Item whereas Robert Emerson is indebted to me ten shillings of lawful English money my mind and meaning is that my cousin Francis Fenabel shall have it and that my aforesaid executor shall see that it be paid him
Whittawer: preparer of white leather