Will of Katherine Brewster, 1617, widow of Gloucester     Consistory Court of Gloucester Will



In the Name of God Amen the viiith day of July1617

I Katherine Brewster of the Cyttie of

Gloucester widdow being sick in body but I

praise to God of sound and perfect memory doe

make and ordayne this my last will and testa-

ment in mannor and forme following Item I

give and bequeath my soule unto the hands of

my mournful savior Jesus Christ by whom and

in whom I trust only to be saved And I bequeath

my body to the earth from whence it came And

to be buried in the parish church of St. Marga-

ret as near to my husband John Brewster as

convenyently yt maye be Item I give unto the

poor of this cyttie five pounds to be divided

amongst them att the discretion of my executor

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter

Johane Cooke the sum of fortie pounds to be

paid unto her within six months after my death

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne

Laurence Brewster (as an acknowledge-

ment that he is my sonne) the sum of fortie shillings

to be paid him when he shall come and demand

yt Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Caster

one of my old gownds Item I give to Mary

Elkins one other of my old gownds All other

my goods chattels leases bonds bells house-

hold stuff plate all my lynnine brasse pewter

and whatsoever belonging unto me my funeral

being discharged I give and bequeath unto John

Brewster my eldest sonne whom I appointe to

be my executor And in witness whereof I have

hereunto sett my hand and seale even the day

and year above written.


Sealed and Signed in the pr[e]sence                Signd Kathern

of Nathanyell Hodges                                        Brwster


Ales Cyll


Probatu[m] fuit hu[ius]mod[um] testamentu[m] apud Glouc

v[i]c[es]imo die mensis Julii Anno d[omi]ni ibid Coram Jhe Ceman

legu[m] doctor[e] Pe?lei pris Milemis Epi &c et pro nos &c

Commisaribus fuit et est &c qualito cum? &c ??i pr??s

ad sota dei evangelia pr saluo Jure cum sc??? &c



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