Source: TNA, PROB 11/221
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In the name of God Amen I Mary Cutts widow being in good health and perfect memory thankes be given to Almighty god Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament this first day of June one thousand six hundred Forty and three in manner and forme following First I bequeath to soule into the blessed hands of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who hath deerely bought it hopeing by ^ meritorious death and ^ his resurrection to obteine everlasting glory and salvation in heaven with him his elect angells and holy Saints My body I bequeath to the earth whereof it is made to be buried in St Sepulchres Church by my husband Thomas Cutts And that tenn pounds shalbe spent for my funerall at the discretion of my executrix and Overseers hereafter named Item I give to Joseph Stockdale my Sisters sonne twenty shillings To the Lady Mordant my Sisters daughter five shillings To Elizabeth Finneux another of my Sisters daughters five shillings And to Dorothy Finneux her daughter twenty shillings Item I give to Katherine Hart widow Forty shillings To her three daughters twenty shillings apeece To Henry Hillam five poundes to be paid him within two monthes after my decease But if he happen to dye before the end of the said two monthes it shalbe to the rest of his Children to be equally devided amongst them To William Folcover twenty shillings if he doth overlive me To Toogood the Porter five shillings Item I give to Hannah Sackary ^ tenn poundes but if shee ^ daughter of Francis happen to dye before shee attaine to the age of fifteene yeares Then my will is Sackary that her sister Elizabeth shall have it Item I give to George Cresley dwelling in feild lane three poundes To Thomas Anris eldest sonne of Edward Arris Chirurgeon twenty shillings To the poore of the parish of St Sepulchre without Smithfeildbarrs in the County of Midd twenty shillings to be distributed unto them or such a number of them as by the discretion of my overseers hereafter named shalbe thought fitt and needefull either in mony foode or rayment Item I give to John Clifton forty shillings and to Isabell Clifton five shillings To Mary Clifton George Barton and Robert Taylor tenn shillings a peece To laine Roger five shillings And to Mary Richardson five shillings Item I give more to the said Bartholomew Cresley one fetherbed one boulster one pillow one rugg one pillow beere one paire of sheetes one truncke one hatt???? one dripping pann one spitt one pewter quart pott one pewter candlesticke one greene chaire Item I give to John Cliftons wife one trundle bedd one matris one flocke bedd one boulster one matt one new washing bowle one furred coate one smocke petticoate one blew apron one yellow washcoate ^ Item ^ one smock I give to James Guy Mr Harriotts servant five shillings To Sara Roper one ruffe band And to Mrs Mallett widow five shillings Lastly I doe make and ordaine Mary Butler now liveing with me my full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament And I doe appoint Mr henry Harriott and Mr Francis Sackary my Overseers thereof desireing them for Christ his sake to see the same duely and truly observed to their best endeavour and care And for the good they have donne me and comfort I have received at their hands in many things in my life time and in respect of the care to be performed by them in seeing this my last will and testament to be duely performed I doe bequeath to the said Henry Harriott forty shillings in mony and my gold ring called a pease ring And to the said Francis Sackary five poundes in mony In wittnes whereof (revokeing all former wills by me made I hvve to this my last will and testament sett my marke at the foott of ever leafe and my seale to a labell at the topp of them which bindeth them altogether being two in number M: Read to her the said mary Cutts, and signed and sealed by her, in the presence of us, Henry Harriott, John Clifton, James Guy The nyne and twentieth day of March in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred fifty two issued a Comission to William Collins the naturall and lawfull Uncle of George Collins the next of kine of Mary Cutts late whilst shee lived of the parish of St Sepulchres london deceased haveing goods &c To administer the goods chattells and debts of the said deceased according to the tenor and effect of the said deceaseds will dureing the minority of the said George noe executor being in h?? sayd will named hee the said administrator being first legally sworne truly to administer
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