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Will of William Hartnupp

of Goudhurst, Kent


Source: PCC Will 1658 #0092247 f.583
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
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In the name of God Amen I William Hartnup of Goudhurst in the County of Kent clothier the First day of August in the year of our Lord (according to the accompt now used in England) one thousand six hundred fifty and eight being sicke and weake in body but of good memorie God be praised therefore do make and ordaine this my present last will and testament in manner and forme following First and principally I recommend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping and assuredly believing it shall be reunited to my body and both received into eternall blisse happines in and through the only merritts death and bitter passion of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I committ to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried in the parish churchyard of Goudhurst aforesaid at the discretion of my Executrix here after named

Item I give and bequeath unto my five sonnes William Matthew John Frances and Thomas and to each of them the summe of fourty pounds of lawfull mony of England to be paid on to them and each of them when they shall severally and respectively attaine the age of one and twenty yeares and my will and mind is that if any of my five said sons shall happen to dye before they shall attaine unto the age of one and twenty yeares that then the portion or summe of mony being hereby given or bequeathed to him or them so dying shal be equally proportionally divided betweene Mary my loving wife and those of my said sons surviving and all the rest of my goods and chattells whatsoever (my debts legacyes and funerall expences being fully paid and discharged) I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary for and toward the education of my children

And I hereby make and ordeine my said loving wife Mary full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I hereby make and ordaine my loving friends Stephen Stringer? and Edward Stringer overseers of this my present last will and testament desiring their care To see the same carefully performed and for their paines ..... onto them five? shillings apeece. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seale? on the day and yeare first above written William Hartnupp Read published and declared and sealed signed and delivered up as the last will and testament of the said William Hartnupp in the presence of Ann AB Baylis her marke megs? Johonna? Streater scrivener.

This will was proved at London the seven and twentieth day of October one thousand six hundred fifty eight before the Judges for probate of wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorized by the oath of Mary Hartnupp the relict and Executrix to whom was committed Administration shee being sworne truly to Administer.


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