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Will of William Hodges of Dymock 1676 Yeoman

 

 

In the Name of God Amen The Thirteenth day of July In the yeare 1675

I William Hodges of Warnes in the Parish of Dymock on the County of Gloucester

yeoman being in perfect memory doe ordaine constitute and make this my last Will and

Testament in manner and forme following First I Comend my Soule to the hands of my

Redeemer Christ Jesus By whose meritts Passion and Intercession I hope to be saved And

for my worldly Goods I give and bequeath as followeth First I give and bequeath unto

William Hodges my sonne The sume of Threescore Pounds of lawfull English money To

be paid him within the space of one yeare next after my decease Item I give and bequeath

unto the poor lame blind and sick persons of the Parish of Dymock the sume of Forty

shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid within the space of one moneth

after my decease Item I give unto Martha Hodges my wife the sume of Fyve Pounds

of lawfull money of England To be paid her within the space of one moneth next after

my decease Also I give and bequeath unto John Hodges my eldest sonne All my goods and

Cattell and Chattells which I shall have at my decease or in whose Custody in may be

found at my decease But my will is That my wife Martha shall have the use of all my

Goods during her naturall life After to remain unto my sonne John Hodges whome I doe

ordeine and make my Executor of this my last Will and Testament Also I give and bequeath

unto Elizabeth Powtras the sume of Twenty shillings of lawfull money To be paid her

within the space of one yeare after my decease is shee be then my Covenant servant

at my decease Also my will is that my Executor shall cause mee to be laid in Christian

buryall and pay all my debts and funerall Expenses In witnes hereof I have hereunto

putt my hand and seale the day and yeare above written But before the sealing and signing

of this my last Will my Will is that my sonn John shall have my desk and new Cofer

with all that is in them imediately after my decease William Hodges Signed and

sealed in the presence of John Hawkin John Wood

 

Probatum fuit huiusmodi apud London Coram venerabili et

egregio viro domino Scolius Jenkyns Milite Legum Doctore Curia Prerogative

Cantuarensis Magistro Custode sive Commissario legittime Constituto vicesimo die

Mensis Augusti Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo Sexto Juram[en]to

Johannis Hodges filii et Executoris in huiusmodi Testamento nominati Qui commissa

fuit Administratio omnium et singularum Bonorum Jurium et Creditorum dicti

defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem ad sancta dei evangelia in debito

Juris forma vigore Commissionis Jurat

 

 

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