Lady Catherine Osbaldeston relict and executrix Transcriber's and Editor's Notes Something was amiss with son John, who was clearly not to be trusted to look after his own affairs. Whether he married or not is unknown. What is clear is that Lady Katherine died before finishing the execution of Sir Littleton's will.
The Latin is in tiny writing -- the only one which is not is badly faded -- and all are much abbreviated. The precise details are therefore not clear.
The people named in the Commissions have been included in the Summary and Index. Translated and paragraphed. Go to Glossary If within two years after my decease my wife is able to satisfy the legal advisers of my Trustees that the payments are legally settled and assured, the year term granted to my Trustees is to cease and be void.
I make my wife Katherine sole Executrix I revoke all former wills. To administer [Sir Littleton's] goods etc left unadministered by Lady Catharine Osbaldeston his relict and Executrix, deceased If Martha is their daughter she is probably under As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
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