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charge of Sir William Cooper in Borne church, where Mr. Hooker was buried, his death is said to be anno 1603, but doubtless both are miftaken; for I have it attested under the hand of William Somner the Archbishop's register for the province of Canterbury, that Richard Hooker's will bears date October the 26th in anno 1600, and that it was proved the tbird of December following f. And this attested also, that at his death he left four daughters, Alice, Cicily, Jane, and Margaret ; that he gave to cach of them a hundred pounds; that he left Joano
* The following is extracted from the registry of the Archdeacon's Court of Canterbury.
In the name of God Amen This sire and twentieth of October in the yeare of our Lord one thousand and sire hundred I Richard Hooker of Bishopsborne though sicke in bodye yet sounde in minde thankes be unto allmighty God doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge First I bequeth my soule unto Allmightye God my creator hopinge assuredly of my salvation purchased thorough the death of Christ Jesus and my bodye to the carth to be buried at the discretion of mine erecutor Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Alice Hooker one hundred pounds of lawfull Englishe money to be paide unto her at the daye of her marriage Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Cicilye Hooker one hundred pounds of lawful Englishe moneye to be paid unto her at the daye of her marriage Item I give and bequethe unto my daughter Jane Hooker one hundred pounds of lawful Englishe money to be paid unto ker at the day of her marriage Itein I give unto my daughter Margaret Hooker one hundred pounds of lawful Englishe moneye to be paid unto her at the day of her marriage And if it shall happen any of my said daughters to departe this life before the daye of their said marriage then I will fluat her or their portion so dieinge shal be equally divided amonge her or their sisters survivinge Item I give and bequeth unto the poor of the pishe of Barhæ five pounds of lawful money to be paid unto them by mine erecutor Item 1 gire unto the poor of the pishe of Bishopesborne fiftye shillings of lawfull Englishe money to be paid unto theni by mine erecutor Item I give and bequeth three pounds of lawful Englishë money towards the buildinge and makeing of a nerve and sufficient pulpett in the pishe church of Bishopesborne The residue of goods and chattells whatsoever unbequethed my funeral debts and legacies discharged and paid I give unto Joane Hooker mu welbeloved wife whom I ordaine and make sole executor of this my last will and testament And I ordaine and make my welbeloved father Mr John Churchman and my assured good frende Mr Edwin Sundes my overseers By me Richard Hooker Senied and delivered in the presence of these whose names are subscribed Hobert Rose Daniel Nichols Avery Cheston. Il.
Proted the third day of December 1600, before the Reperend James
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