Source: TNA, PROB 11/181
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In the name of God Amen the last Day of August in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred thirty and nyne I Marie Marlowe of the Cittie of Bristoll widowe beinge att this present sicke and weeke in bodie but of perfect mynde and memorie thancks be given to God therefore Consideringe with myselfe that I am nowe growne ????? and cannot by course of nature live longe in this world being desirous to setle and dispose that litle estate which the Lord of his mercie hath bestowed upon mee Doe make constitute and ordaine this my last will and Testament In manner and forme followinge (That is to say) Imprimis I Comend my Soule into the hands of God my Creator hopinge to be saved and enioye the Joyes of Heaven by and thoroughe the Death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ And my Bodie I Comitt to the Earth to be buried Xpian buriall in the Crowde of St Nicholas Churche in Bristoll as neere unto my two husbands as conveniently may bee Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William Hopkins my gould Ringe with a blewe Turkey stone in him to be given & Delivered unto him by my Executor of my said sonne shall come himselfe to Demande him (yf not) then I give the same ringe unto my grandchild Ann Hopkins Item I give unto my Daughter Alice Wallis five pounds to be receaved and paid out of such Debts as my sonne in Lawe Henry Hippon oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my servant Bridgett Clarke my Chest which was William Williams alsoe two paire of Canvas sheets one paire of them marked with B E and the other of them marked with R alsoe my least brasse pott my two least bras ketles my two litle bras Candlesticks my Pewter that is marked with a B and the other markes weighinge betweene sixe and seaven pounds alsoe all my olde wearinge apparrell both lynnen and wollen sixe Irishe napkins three shorte tableclothes ???e towells my kerley gowne which I weare my old hatt one redd blackett one litle featherbed one goode newe flockbed & boulster and a Downe pillowe and two goode white ruggs And the forty shillings in money I have nowe given and delivered unto her Item I give and bequeathe unto my Daughter Martha my best gowne and kertle my two best petticoates and my best hatt Item I give unto my Daughter Grace Hewett twenty shillings to buy her a ringe withall Item I give unto my sonne Robert Hopkins Fifteene pounds in money to bee had and received by him out of such Debts and Duties as my said sonne in Lawe Henry Hippon oweth unto mee or hath of mine in his hands And I doe hereby forgive unto my said sonne in Lawe Henry Hippon Ten pounds in money of the Debts and Duties he oweth unto mee or hath of myne as aforesaid in his hands Alsoe I forgive unto my said sonne Robert Hopkins all such Debts as hee oweth unto mee All the rest of my goods Chattles moneyes rings Jewells rights and Creditts whatsoever my Debts legacies and funerall expences beinge first paid and Deducted I give devise and bequeath unto my grandchilde William Hippon And my Will and Desire is that my lovinge frends Mr Richard Vickris and Thomas Alf??dy and John Floyd shall have the orderinge setlinge and disposinge of whatsoever shall of right belonge unto my said Grandchilde William Hippon untill hee shalbe of age capable to receive and have the same And my will and meaninge is that my said servant shall enioye my nowe dwellinge house and keepe all the Locks and Keyes of all my Chests untill all my estate shalbe fully setled and Ordered by my Overseers And shall likewise keepe and mainteyne my said grandchilde William Hippon untill his Mother shall come into England and take him Item I doe constitute and ordeyne my said sonne Robert Hopkins sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament desiringe and requiringe him to doe his best indeavour that this my will may be in all things performed accordinge to my true intent and meaninge And I doe ordeine and intreate my said lovinge freinds Richard Vickris Thomas Alfond and John Floyd to bee the Overseers of this my last will not doubtinge but they will in their love they beaneuntomee see this my will likewise performed In witnes whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale dated the daye and yeere first above written 1639 Mary Marlow Sealed signed acknowledged adn published the daye and yeere agove writen in the presence of Richard Vickris Tho Alford Francis Lake Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London ... [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 26 November 1639] vicesimo sexto die mensis Novembris Anno Dni Millmo Sexcentimo tricesimo nono [to] Robert Hopkins Executor
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