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Will of Jean Bell

Will of Jean Bell

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this xv day of Januarye 1606 I Jean Bell of Hackney in the County of Middlesex Widdowe beinge in perfect memory thanks be to God do make this my last Will in forme followinge

ffyrst I bequeath my Sowle to Allmighty God who gave it me and my body to be buryed in Hackney Church yarde by my Husband Raphe Bell.

Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Allen my best gowne

Item I give unto Grandchilde Jeane Allen tenn shillings

item I give unto my Syster Ellen Smith my second beste gowne and my best Hatt

Item I give to Ann Ball my ould Petticoate and tenn shillings of money

Item I give unto my daughter Suzan all my free houlde lande in Ould Forde Marshe and the lease which I have of Mr Egerton of Land in the same Marshe to have and to houlde the sayd Land to her and her assignes for ever and to have and to hould the sayd lease unto my sayd daughter Suzan her executors and assigns dureing all the residue of yeares which shall remayne after my decease.

Item I give unto my foresayd Daughter Suzan Bell all my other goods and chattells moveables and ymoveables not before bequeathed my debts beinge payd and my funeral expences defrayed. And I do make my sayd Daughter Suzan full and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament utterly revoking and anhillinge all other or former Wills[.] Dated the daye and yeare above written. The marke of Jeane Bell. Witness by me Austin Kellam the marke of William Howard the Seale of Jeane Bell Widdowe, by me Symon Egerton.

Proved 22 January 1606