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Will of Margaret Cooper of Hingham 1576

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Margaret (Unknown) Cooper (abt.1528-bef.1576)

Will of Margaret Cooper widow, 1576

Persons named:

  • Simon Cooper grandson of the Testator
  • John Cooper grandson of the Testator
  • Henrye Cooper grandson of the Testator
  • Thomas Cooper grandson of the Testator and executor of the will
  • Raphe Chambers of Attylboroughe probable son in law and executor of the will
  • Margaryt Cooper granddaughter of the Testator
  • Anne Cooper granddaughter of the Testator
  • Alice Chambers granddaughter of the Testator
  • Elizabethe Cooper great-granddaughter of the Testator, daughter of her grandson Thom[a]s Cooper
  • Johane Cooper the wife of Peter Cooper witness to the will


In the name of god amen
The ninth of November Anno D[omi]ni a thousand five
hundrethe seventie six Margaryt Coop[er] widdowe Late
while she Lived of Hyngham in the coutie of norff
deceased being of goode and p[er]fyt memeorye make and de
clared her Last will and testament Nuncupative in mann[er]
and forme following
First she gave and bequeathed her
sowle to allmightye god and hir bodey to be buried in
xρstian [1] buriall

Item she gave and bequeathed unto Simon
Coop[er] her bellchylyd [2] tenne pounds to be p[ai]d unto him at
the age of twentie yeares

Item she gave and bequeathed
unto John Coop[er] hir bellchylyd the somme of fortye shillings
to be p[ai]d unto him at the age of two and twentie yeares

Item she gave and bequeathed unto Henrye Coop[er] hir
bellchylyd tenne poundes to be p[ai]de to the saide Henrye at the
age of two and twentie yeares wh[i]ch saide tenne poundes
she willed that Thomas Coop[er] hir bellchylyd should pay
five m[ar]ke And 'Raphe Chambers of Attylboroughe the
Rest they to enter into bond for the said payment ther
of

Item she gave to Margaryt Coop[er] Anne Coop[er] Alice
Chambers hir bellchyldren and Elizabethe Coop[er] the
daughter of Thom[a]s Coop[er] hir bellchyld fortye shillings
apeece to be p[ai]d unto them at ther severall ages of one and
twentie yeares and named Raphe Chambers and Tho
mas Coop[er] hir Executors Then beinge p[rese]nt Raphe
Chambers Thomas Coop[er] Johane Coop[er] the wife of
Peter Coop[er]

Probate [abstracted from the Latin] granted at Hyngh[a]m at the Archdeaconry Court on the twelfth of November AD 1576, administration of the good granted to the executors named in the said testament.

Sources

  1. Greek letters Chi and Rho for Christ
  2. Bellchyld = belchild = old English word for grandchild




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