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Elizabeth Hallo All my Plate (except my brod silver & gilt bole") that I now have att the Date of this my will Item I gyve & bequeath vnto the Poore of Stratford aforesaied tenn poundes to Mr Thomas Combe my Sword to Thomas Russell Esquier Fyve poundes & to Frauncis Collins of the Borough of warr in the countie of warr gentleman thirteene poundes Sixe shillinges & Eight pence to be paied within one Yeare after my Deceas Item I gyve & bequeath to Hamlett Sadler' xxvis viijd to buy him A Ringe to William Raynoldes gent xxvjs viijd to buy him a Ringe to my godson William Walker xxs in gold to Anthonye Nashe gent xxvjs viijd & to Mr John Nashe xxvjø viijas & to my Fellowes John Hemynges Richard Burbage & Henry Cundell xxvjs viija Apeece to buy them Ringesë Item I Gyve will bequeath & devise vnto my Daughter Susanna Hall for better enabling of her to performe this my will & towardes the performans thereof? All that Capitall messuage or tenemente with thappurtenances in Stratford aforesaid Called the new place wherein I nowe Dwell & two Messuages or tenementes with thappurtenances scituat lyeing & being in Henley streete within the borough of Stratford aforesaied And all my barnes stables Orchardes gardens landes tenementes & hereditamentes whatsoeuer scituat lyeing & being or to be had Receyved perceyved or taken within the townes Hamletes Villages Fieldes & groundes of Stratford vpon Avon Oldstratford Bushopton & Welcombe or in anie of them in the said countie of warr And alsoe All that messuage or tenemente with thappurtenances wherein One John Robinson dwelleth scituat lyeing & being in the blackfriers in London nere the Wardrobe & all other my landes tenementes & hereditamentes whatsoeuer To have & to hold All & singuler the saied premisses with their appurtenances vnto the saied Susanna Hall for & during the terme of her naturall lief & after her deceas to the first sonne of her bodie lawfullie yssueing & to the heires Males of the bodie of the saied first Sonne lawfullie yssueing & for defalt of such issue to
1 The words “the saied Elizabeth Hall” are interlined above her, which is struck through with the pen.
2 This parenthesis is an interlineation.
3“Hamlet Sadler” is an interlineation above Mr. Richard Tyler thelder, which is erased.
4 The words to William Raynoldes gentleman xxvje viijd to buy him A Ringe" are interlined.
5 After "xxvje viija” in gold was originally written, but erased with the pen.
6 The words "& to my Fellowes John Hemynges Richard Bur. bage and Henry Cundell xxvje viijd to buy them Ringes” are interlined.
7 The words " for better enabling of her to performe this my will & towardes the performans thereof” are interlined.
8 The words in Stratford aforesaid" are interlined.
the second Sonne of her bodie lawfullie issueinge & to the heires males of the bodie of the saied Second Sonne lawfullie yssueinge and for defalt of such heires to the third Sonne of the bodie of the saied Susanna Lawfullie yssueing & of the heires males of the bodie of the saied third sonne lawfullie yssueing And for defalt of such issue the same soe to be & Řemaine to the Fourth' Fyfth sixte & Seaventh sonnes of her bodie lawfullie issueing one after Another & to the heires? Males of the bodies of the saied Fourth fifth Sixte and Seaventh sonnes lawfullie yssueing in such manner as yt ys before Lymitted to be & Remaine to the first second & third Sonns of her bodie & to their beires Males And for defalt of such issue the saied premisses to be & Remaine to my sayed Neece Hall & the heires Males of her bodie lawfullie yssueing & for defalt of such issue to my Daughter Judith & the heires Males of her body lawfullie issueinge And for defalt of such issue to the Right heires of me the saied William Shackspeare for ever Item I gyve vnto my wief my second best bed with the furnitures item I gyve & bequeath to my saied Daughter Judith my broad silver gilt bole. All the rest of my goodes Chattel Leases plate Jewels & household stuffe whatsoeuer after my Dettes and Legasies paied & my funerall expences discharged I gyve devise and bequeath to my Sonne in Lawe John Hall gent & my Daughter Susanna his wief whom I ordaine & make executours of this my Last will and testament And I doe intreat & Appoint the saiedThomas Russell Esquier & Frauncis Collins gent to be overseers hereof And doe Revoke All former wills & publishe this to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have herevnto put my hand the Daie & Yeare first aboue written.
“ By me William Shakspeare. Witnes to the publishing hereof Fra: Collyns Probatum corā Magr. Willim Julyus Shawe
Byrde Dcorē Comiss. &c. xxdo die John Robinson
mensis Junij Anno Dni 1616 Hamnet Sadler
Juramto Johannis Hall vnius Robert Whattcott ex &c Cui &c De bene &c Jurat
Resvat ptate &c. Susanne Hall alt ex &c cũ veñit &c petitur
(Invt ext) 1 After “Fourth" the word sonne was first written, but erased with
2 The second sheet ends with the word " heires," and the signature of the testator is at the bottom of it
3 The words “Item I gyve vnto my wief my second best bed with the furniture" are interlined,
4 The words " the saied” are interlined. 6 The word "hand” is interlined above scale, which is erased with