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Will of Dame Dorothy Hobart

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Date: 1640 to 1643
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Will of Dame Dorothy Hobart proved PCC April 1643 The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 191

Will of Dame Dorothy Hobart

In the name of God Amen

I Dame Dorothy Hobart widow late wife of Sir Henry Hobart of Blickling in the County of Norfolke knight and Baronet late Lord Chief Justice of his Ma[jes[ties Court of Common Pleas at Westminster deceased being of sound mind and memory do this first daye of October one thousand six hundred and fortie in the fifteenth yeare of aforesaid lord Charles of England Scotland France and Ireland king defender of the faith make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, revoking all other wills whatsoever. First and above all things I commend my soule to Allmighty God my Creator to whom I humbly and repentatntly confesse my manifold sinnes and for pardon of them I wholy relye upon the only meritts of my laord and saviour Jesus Christ who I know dyed for my sinnes and rose againe for my in....iration by whose merritts alone I have to inheritt eternall life which God of his mercy grant.
And as concerning my bodie I freely and willingly give it over commending it to the earth out of which it came not doubting but at the generall daye of the resurrection when .... shall all appeare before the judgment seate of Christ I shall receive the same againe by the mightie power o God not a corruptible mortall weake & vile bodie as nowe it is but an incorruptible immortal strong and perfect bodie.
And I will that this same be laid and buried in the ground close by my said husband in the burying vault at Blickling in the evening by torch light without any name? v.... or solemnitye att all.
And iwill and allowe convenient mourning to myne owne household servantes only tha shall be dwelling with mee att the time of my death and to no other. And my will and desire is that my pockett clocke and all the pictures in the gallery at Highgate except of one picture and my daughter's Lisle be bestowed to my sonne Sir John Hobart for he did but lend them me during my life.
And i do give unto my dear sonne Sir John Hobart my dainty? cloth bedd that is embrodred with myne owne worke with the fringe thereunto belonging for it is not yet made new and all the workes that belongs to the bed not yet finished being very s.... that I have nothing better to gratifye him with all.
Item i give to my dear and worthy sister the Lady Deering one emerald ring with two little diamonds.
Item I give unto the noble Lady Verney wife to Sir Edmund Verney knight marshall a poore? remembrance one little amethyst ring which I weare everie daye.
Item I give to my sonne Nathaniell Hobart my purple cloth bed that is embroidered and lyned with lemon coloured satten and the couch with all the chaires and stooles that belong to it which I desire maye go to his eldest sonne.
And I give to my daughter Anne Hobart my said sonnes wife one chafing dish of silver that was abroad ....... and my silver mortar and pestill and five silver salvers markt with my lords armes.
Item I give to my sonne Captain James Hobart of Pickenham in the Countie of Norfolk my sute of hangings that hangs about the dining chamber at Highgate.
And I give to my daughter Katherine Hobart my said sonnes wife my great deepe basin of silver that belongs to my chamber and my best sute of damaske linnen.
Item I give unto my sonne in lawe John Lisle Esquire his wives picture.
Item I give to my neece Marie Nower wife to Edward Nower of Pluckley the summe of ten pounds.
Item I give to my god daughter and neece Dorothy Gouldwell the summe of ten pounds.
And I give unto my neece Frances Ramsey one hundred pounds to be put out ..... for her use
Item I give to Mr John Ridley parson of Intwood cum Keswick in Norfolk five pounds
Item I give to mrs Joan Lamb widow the whole furniture of her chamber at Covent Garden and five pounds in money to buy her what she wishes.
Item I give unto my neece Mrs Jane Ramsey widow one silver pottinger and a spoon with a gilt knobb which had my husband.
Item I give to William Watson my late footman ten pounds.
Item I give to my servant John Whiting five pounds.
Item I give to Mary West my chamber maide five pounds.
Item I give to the poore of Highgate if I dye there ten pounds but if I dye in London then I give five pounds to that p[ar]ish where I dye and five pounds to the poore of Highgate. And whereas i have received? and put out many summes of money for the rest? of my sonne Henry Hobart deceased & disbursed of the same for his executors in his life more for the quiett of my executor I declare and publish that I have made a full and exact account of all demands whatsoever to my sonne SIr John Hobart his executors and that I have from him a generall acquittance for the same. And my will and meaning is that my executor shall first give and allott out of my presonall estate unto all such my household servants as I shall have at the tyme of my death five shillings the weeks board wages for the space of twelve weekes next after my decease and their wages for that time all paide together. During which tyme they maye have opportunities and meanes to present themselves in other service or otherwise to dis.... of themselves as they shall thinke good. And of this my last will and testament I do hereby make and ordaine my deare sonne nathaniell Hobart my whole and full executor requiring him to see this my last will and testament duely executed and all the severall debts and legacies therein ex...... truly paid and performed according to my true intent and meaning. And I do hereby revoke and make void all other wills whatsoever by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have subscribed mt name to everie sheete of this my last will and testsment containing three sheetes of paper written on one side onely and have sett my name thereunto the day and year first about written in the presence of the persons here under named
Dorothy Hobart signed sealed and published in the presence of Raph Meiner, Hugh Verney, Jason Theaker and Joh[n] Ridley sen.
Proved PCC 19 April 1643

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