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The Will of

Mary COURTHOPE (?-1607)


In the name of God Amen The Thirteenth day of October in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred and Seven and in the yeare of the raigne of oure most gratious Soverigne Lord James by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faithe (that is to saye) of England France and Ireland the fifth and of Scotland the ... and ... I Marye Courthoppe of Wadhurst in the countie of Sussex widdowe late the wife of George Courthope late of Wilye gent deceased weake of bodye but of good sound and perfect memory (praised be God therefore) doo ordaine and make this my laste will and testament in manor and forme followinge First I comend my soule to the mercie of Allmighty God my creator and to Jesus Christ his onely son my redeemer and savyour And my bodye to be buryed in decent place of Christian burryall At the daye of my burryall my mynde is shalbe best--] fortye shillings or more at the discretion of my executor hereunder named  Item I bequest to John my eldest sonne five shillings and unto everie of my daughters fyve shillings that shalbe lyvinge at my decease and to everie of my daughters children that their mothers shalbe departed this world before my decease fyve shillings  And to everie of my sonne Johns children (if their father be dead at my decease) Twelve pence a peece All the residure of my goods chattells debts [---] of rents and other things what soever (my due debts legacies and funerall expenses first satisfied) I wholie give unto my well beloved sonne William Courthoppe whom I make my sole executor of this my present testament and last will witnesses present at the declaration hereof Willyam Upton ~ Samuell Upton and John [-u--elly] mark / the marke of Marye Courthoppe / [---] [---] [---] [---] Williamson [---] [---] [---] [---] [---] Southmallinge [---ham] [---] [this part of the will appears to be in Latin]


Transcribed by Mandy Willard on 28 April 2006 from a digitised copy of the original document, ref PROB 11/111



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