In the name of God Amen; the two and twentieth day of January AD 1666 and in the eighteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith etc; I SIBBILL LEADER of the City of London widow being at this present [crasy] sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God therefore) do make and declare this my present last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my creator trusting assuredly for salvation by the alone merits of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; and my body I commit to the earth from whence it came in an assured hope of a glorious resurrection; and as touching such temporal estate as it has pleased the goodness of almighty God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as follows: Imprimis; I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter SIBBILL GODDARD the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England; and I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter ELIZABETH MARSHALL the sum of ten pounds of like money; and I give and bequeath unto my son in law RICHARD MARSHALL forty shillings; and I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren JANE GODDARD and WILLIAM GODDARD the sum of five pounds apiece and if either of them happen to die then I give and bequeath the legacy of him or her so deceasing unto the survivor of them. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my loving sister ELIZABETH [IVETON] the sum of forty shillings of lawful money of England; and I give and bequeath unto my brother ROBERT WINCH the sum of forty shillings of like money; and I give and bequeath unto ELIZABETH FIELDER the sum of three pounds. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my loving sister ELIZABETH KENT forty shillings; and unto my loving son NATHANIELL DUCKFIELD the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England; and to my loving cousin MAGDALEN MARGETTS the sum of five pounds of like money; and I give and bequeath unto my kinsman EDMOND WINCH scrivener the sum of forty shillings; and I give and bequeath unto my goddaughter SIBBILL WINCH forty shillings. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto all and every of the maid servants that shall be living in the house where I shall dwell at the time of my decease (except Anne the maid that waits upon my grandson William Goddard) ten shillings apiece; and I give and bequeath unto her the said Anne five pounds; and I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Virtue forty shillings. ITEM; I give and bequeath unto my son NATHANIELL LEADER the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England if he be living at the time of my decease; and I give and bequeath unto my son WILLIAM GODDARD all and singular my goods and household stuff whatsoever (except one suite of damask which I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Marshall and I do give unto my said daughter Sibbill Goddard my diamond ring; and to my son William Goddard my great bible; and as for my wearing apparel both linen and woollen and my rings not heretofore by me bequeathed I give devise and bequeath unto my said two daughters Sibbill Goddard and Elizabeth Marshall to be equally divided between them; and the rest and residue of all and singular my goods chattels leases and debts and other estate whatsoever not here before by me bequeathed after my debts are paid and funeral expenses discharged I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Sibbill Goddard; and I do hereby make ordain nominate and appoint my said daughter Sibbill Goddard full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament; and I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made or published. In witness whereof I the said Sibbill Leader have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written – Sibbell Leader – signed sealed published and declared by the said testator for and as her last will and testament in the presence of [the mark of ] Anne Key & Edmond Winch scrivenor
Proved 9th March 1669-70 by Sibbill Goddard (executrix)
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