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1803 will of John Hookins



In the Name of God Amen I John Hookins of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Banker being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and understanding but persuaded of my mortality do this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & three make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give devise and bequeath all my Estates real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever & of what nature kind and quality soever the same may be after payment of my Just Debts Funeral Expences & the Expence of proving this my last Will I do hereby give devise and bequeath the same unto my dear Wife Elizabeth Hookins her heirs & assigns for ever and I do hereby make ordain and constitute and appoint my said Wife Elizabeth Hookins sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills & Testaments by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will & Testament set and subscribed my Hand & Seal the Day and year above written

Jno Hookins

Signed sealed published & declared by the said Testator John Hookins as and for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names [as] Witnesses thereto

Betty [Kiltion?]    James Sutton     William Brook


This Will was proved at London on the twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven before the Right Hon[oura]ble Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prorog[ative] Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Elizabeth Hookins Widow the Relict of the said deceased and the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom adm[inistrati]on was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by Com[missi]on duly to administer



Transcribed by Bob Osborn