16 July 1703 Will of James Hicks of Portsmouth, mercer (proved 26 July 1704)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

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
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