Will of John Howcott of London, 1669
John Howcoate was buried on 13 September 1669 (St Sepulche Holborn parish register).
In the Name of God Amen The six and Twentieth day of November in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand six hundred Fifty and Nyne, I John Howcott of Chick Lane in the parish of St Sepulchre London Porter, beinge weake in body, but in good and perfect Remembrance, laud and praise bee to allmighty God, Doe make and ordeyne this my present Testament Conteyninge herein my last Will, in manner and forme following (that is to say)
First I commend my soule unto Almighty God my maker and Redeemer, and my body to bee buried Accordinge to the discretion of My Executrix.
Item I give and bequeath unto My Loving Brother Thomas Howcott the sume of Twoo shillings and six pence, And to all his Children Two shillings a peice,
Item I give and bequeath unto my Lovinge Cousin Robert Howcott, the sume of Two shillings and six pence, And to the rest of the Brothers and Sisters of the said Robert Howcott Two shillings a peice,
And all the rest of my Goods Chattells, debts and estate whatsoever unbequeathed My funerall charges and legacies beinge first paid and bourne, I give to Elianor My wife whome I make my full and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.
[signed] John Howcott
Grace X Orford her marke
Charles Coles servant to Sir Gregory Sc????????
On 14 September 1669, probate was granted at the Commissary Court of London to Elinor Howcott widow and executrix.
Transcribed by Francis Howcutt from scanned images of the original.