1668 John Hathorne


In the name of God, Amen, I John HATHORNE of St Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex, Gent, being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (thanks be given to God for the same) do make and declare this my last will and testament in form following: my soul I commit into the hands of Almighty God my creator through Jesus Christ my blessed Lord and Redeemer; my body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken, hoping for a joyful resurrection of both body and soul at the great day of up-raising. And as concerning my worldly goods and estate I (devise) the same as follows (that is to say): I give my daughter Mary HATHORNE twenty pounds, and I devise to my loving wife Katherine HATHORNE the use and occupation of all my goods and chattels during her life, and after her decease I devise the same to my said daughter and her assigns, and I make my said wife executrix of this my last will and testament during her widowhood, and from and after her marriage or decease then I make my said daughter executrix of this my will, and I desire John Fisher and John Godfrey, gent, or either of them to be assistant to my said executrix in and about the execution of this my will, and whereas I have made an assignment to the said John Fisher and John Godfrey of several leases and messuages thereby demised, and have made a declaration concerning the same, I do hereby confirm the same according to the contents thereof in all counts. In witness whereof I the said John Hathorne have unto this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of January one thousand six hundred sixty eight, and in the twentieth year of the reign of King Charles the Second over England etc. – John Hathorne – signed sealed published and declared by the said John Hathorne for and as his last will and testament in the presence of us Joseph Whitledge, John Fisher, John Hayes his servant

Proved 21st January 1668 (1669) by Catherine Hathorne