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Will of Edith Hodges of Shipton Moyne (d. 1717)

In the Name of God Amen I Edith Hodges of Shipton Moyne in the County of Gloucester widdow being of perfect memory blessed be my Maker for the same minding my latter end and the uncertainty of the Time thereof do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Hodges the sume of two thousand pounds in money to be paid unto her by my son Estcourt Hodges my Executor in one year after my decease as my Legacy and in sattisfaction of all her part and Shares of her Father and Brothers personall Estates who both dyed intestate my will and mind being in giving such time of payment thereof, that my son may pay my said daughter at my decease the portion limited by her fathers Settlement and after raise and pay to her my Legacy as aforesaid without selling or incumbring any of his Lands.

and also I give unto the said Elizabeth my daughter forty peices of old Gold, my diamond Jewell my pearl necklace my Gold watch my Apparell and Cabinet my Chest of drawers looking Glass and stands the Feather Bed with the new silk Mohair Curtaines and Vallens and Hangings belonging thereto and the Cane chairs and Cushions to them.

Item I give all my plate to be equally div ided between my said son and daughter after my decease.

Item all the residue of my Moneys Rents Leases Goods Chattles and personall Estate I give unto my said son Estcourt Hodges together with whatsoever else remains of his late Fathers and Brothers personall Estates not before disposed and make him sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

And I desire my said Children during their lives to order and take Care that a Sermon be preached yearly in the Church of Shipton aforesaid on the fourteenth day of April in memory of their Father who dyed on that day and another Sermon yearly on the sixteenth day of July in memory of their brother Thomas Hodges being the day of his death.

Witnesses: Elizabeth Amos, William Rouch, Edward Morse

Probate: 9 April 1717 to Estcourt Hodges, son