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1783 Will of James Hooper



I James Hooper of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Esquire do make this my Will in manner following I give all my messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever with their and every of their Rights [Members?] and Appurtenances unto my Cousin Jonathan Hooper his Heirs and Assigns for ever I give John Hooper Nephew of the said Jonathan Hooper three hundred pounds and to his Sister Elizabeth Tyrrel one hundred pounds To Elizabeth Masters Widow two hundred pounds To my Cousin William Clarke Esquire I give one hundred pounds and to his Sister Frances Bartlett Widow one hundred pounds To the three Children of my late Cousin John Glyde or their Representative I give one hundred pounds a piece I give to my Servant John King if he shall be living with me at the time of my decease five hundred pounds and all my Wearing Apparel of what nature or kind soever To the Custos and Wardens of the Almshouse of Yeovil aforesaid I give one hundred pounds for the use of the poor of the said House To the poor of Yeovil I give twenty pounds and to poor of Preston ten pounds also all the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate Goods and Chattels of what nature or kind soever not hereinbefore by me given I give unto the said Jonathan Hooper whom I do hereby make sole Executor of this my said Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this sixteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty three

Jams Hooper

 Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said testator James Hooper as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto

 Margret Warner     Willm King     Thos Winsor


I do by this Codicil of my own Handwriting and which I desire may be deemed and taken as part of my said Will give unto the above named William Clark Esq. the further Sum of Four hundred pounds making in the whole the Sum of Five hundred pounds As Witness my hand this seventeenth day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty four

 Jams Hooper


I further give unto the above named John King on the Condition aforesaid the Horse he usually rides with the Bridle Saddle and Accoutrements thereunto belonging As Witness my Hand the 9th August 1785

 Jams Hooper


This Will was proved at London with two Codicils the twentieth day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary or the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Jonathan Hooper Esquire the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased he having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer



Transcribed by Bob Osborn