1594 "Will of Symonde Platt of Weare, Hertford Co, tayler, dated 28 March 1594. I Symonde Platt of Weare in the County of Hertfford Tayler ... sycke of bodye but in perfect and good Remembrance ... make this my ... laste Will and Testament ... First my Soul to God ... body to earthe whence it came. To John Platt my eldest son, 12 d., also to hime 55 a., where of he oweth me. To Robert Platt my son, one load of hay and a room in the house with his mother to keep. To George Platt my son, 12 d. to Alice my dauter a yard and a half of pheasant cloth to make her a waistcoat. To John Sawford, my best velvet ... To Agnes my dugter, 12d. To Sarai my dauger, 12d. 'All the rest of my goods to Ellyshebeth my pore wyffe, to be hayers for ever,' that is to say the least of my house with timber, wood, hay, bed, bedding, brass and pewter, linen and woollen, and all things whatsoever, and I make her sole Executrix. I ask Richarde Parson and Richarde Heorke (?) to be Overseers, praying them to be a comfort to my wife, healing her in the time of her misfortune, and in token of this good will I give to each of them 12d. 'This will written with myn owne hand,' 28 March 1594. (Signed) Symonde Platt. (Witnesses):Oliver Harvey, Richard Parson, Richard Heork(?). William Goodrydersk, John Leohards. Proved, 15 May 1494. Commiay Court of London for Essex and Herts, original will."