31 August 1639 Will of Mary Marlowe of Bristol, widow (proved 26 November 1639)

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

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
Robert Hopkins Executor

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