Source: TNA, PROB 11/477
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In the Name of God Amen I James Hickes of Portsmouth in the County of Southton Mercer being in perfect health sense and memory (thanks be to God therefore) Doe make and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting through the meritts death and passion of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to receive pardon and remission of all my sinns and my Body to be decently buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Seager Mary Hickes the sume of twenty pounds to buy here Mourning And also I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter one great Silver Candle Cup one Silver Porringer one silver Mugg one Silver Standish one gold Chane one gold Watch one pair of Diamond Ear Rings and also all such wearing Apparrell as well Linnen silke and woollen as shall after my Decease appear to my Executrix hereafter named to be the Aparrell of my ??? Wife deceased Item I give and bequeath unto such servants as shallbe liveing with me at the time of my Decease the sume of Forty shillings apeece Item all my Bonds Bills Mortgages ready money books debts householdstuffe and personall Estate of what kind or nature soever they are not herein already disposed of I give and bequeath unto Susanna my loveing Wife And I doe hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Susanna my loveing Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and residuary Legatee And I doe hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and appoint Stephen Worlidge of Portsmouth aforesaid Goldsmith and Isaac Moody of Havant in the said County gent Overseers of this my Will In Witness whereof I the said James Hickes the Testator to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seale the sixteenth Day of July in the second year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Ann by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c And in the year of our Lord God one Thousand seven Hundred and three James Hickes Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Hickes the Testator and subscribed as Witnesses hereunto in the presence of the said Testator by us Al: Forbes Mary Percy Wm Percy Probatum fuit [... this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon on 26 July 1704] Vicesimo sexto die Mensis July Anno Domini millesimo septingentesimo quarto [to] Susanna Hickes Relictee
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