1682 John Jackson


In the name of God Amen, the eleventh day of March AD one thousand six hundred eighty two [1682] and in the five and thirtieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second by the grace of God over England etc. I, JOHN JACKSON Citizen and Dyer of London being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God) do make this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious de3ath and merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ; and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried in the Parish Church of St James Garlick Hythe London.  And as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy has lent unto me I do give order and bequeath the same as hereafter is mentioned; and first my will and mind is that all and every such debts as shall be by me owing at the time of my decease be truly satisfied and paid with all convenient speed next after my decease.  And first I give and bequeath unto my two loving sisters one thousand pounds apiece of lawful money of England.  ITEM; I give unto my loving niece ELIZABETH HAZARD one thousand pounds and to my cousin MATTHEWS the Dyer that was my apprentice twenty pounds.  ITEM, I give to the poor of the Parish of St James Garlick Hythe aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds, and to Christ’s Hospital London the sum of one hundred pounds; and I also give unto my maid Elizabeth Surrey ten pounds and to my cousin SUSANNA WINCH, Widow the sum of two hundred pounds and to my cousin PETTIVER and her sister Mary ten pounds apiece.  And all the rest and residue of my estate whatsoever both real and personal I give unto my said loving niece Elizabeth Hazard, the wife of HENRY HAZARD whom I make and ordain the sole executrix of this my last will and testament; and I do hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made and I do publish and declare this to be my last will and testament; in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written – J. Jackson – Signed sealed published acknowledged and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us after the interlining of these words [and to my cousin Pettiver and her sister Mary ten pounds apiece] – John Brent, Simon Smith, WILLIAM ROUS, LUKE PEADYE, Jno. Williams


Proved 23rd March 1682 by Elizabeth Hazard, the wife of Henry Hazard, executrix


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