John Haddon´s Will

Written: 16 Jul 1723
Proven: 20 May 1724
Reference: PCC Wills, Public Record Office, Kew, PROB 11/597

Note: This is a transcription from a copy of the will obtained from the PRO. I have attempted to present it exactly as written, including the spacers at the end of the lines to make the column justified. The line breaks are as in the original. I have added a list of the names appearing in the will at the bottom of the page.

John Haddon's will

In the Fear and Omnia-presence
of God the ffather, and his beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord
and only Mediator between God and man on whom I depend
for the salvation of my Soul through His Death and Sufferings who is
the one offering one for all, and hath given a measure of his good Spirit
to lead and guide all that will give up in obedience thereto into all
truth Now I John Haddon of the parish of Georges Southwark in the
County of Surrey being through Godís great mercy at this time in perfect
health of body and of a well disposed mind and of good memory but
considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and that God that gave
me this present Tabernacle to possess during his pleasure hath -
appointed for all mankind once to die and my dear Consort being
lately departed after near forty seven Years comfortable living - -
together I do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in -
manner following Imprimis I commend my Soul to God that gave it
and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of
my Executrixes herein after named and as to the disposal of such -
temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with
I do give and bequeath to my loving Daughter Sarah Hopkins the
Wife of Benjamin Hopkins of the parish of Georges in Southwark
the Lease of my dwelling house in said parish and all the furniture
thereof plate or Linen or whatsoever household Goods I -
shall leave in it at my decease in Consideration of what I have -
already done for my Daughter Elizabeth Estaugh of West Jersey in America -
Item I do give to my Grandson Haddon Hopkins Son of Benjamin
Hopkins three hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain
to be paid him at the age of twenty one years by my Executrixes
after named I do also give to my Grandson Ebenezer Hopkins all
my plantation in America called and known by the name of Old
Haddonfield with fifty six acres of Meadow Ground lying near a -
plantation of John Keys reserved out of the Grant of like quantity
of fifty six acres granted and given to my Son and Daughter-
John and Elizabeth Estaugh to be for the use of their plantation -
called New Haddonfeild I do give and bequeath Said plantation
and fifty six acres of Meadow to Said Ebenezer Hopkins and his
heirs for ever and I do also give to Said Ebenezer Hopkins two -
hundred pound sterling to be paid to him when he is twenty one
years of Age to be paid him by my Executrixes herein after named
Item I do give to my Granddaughter Mary Hopkins the sum of three
hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her
by my Executrixes after named when she arrives at the age of
twenty one years or day of Marriage Item I do give to my - --
Granddaughter Sarah Hopkins three hundred pounds of lawful money
of Great Britain to be paid her at the age of twenty one years
or day of Marriage by my Executrixes after named Item I do give
to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Hopkins three hundred pound of -
lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executrixes
hereafter named at the age of twenty one years or the day of Marriage

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I do hereby appoint my wellbeloved Daughters Elizabeth Estaugh and
Sarah Hopkins to be my Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament
and I do give to them all the Residuary of all my estate real or personal
in ready money Goods Lands Stores or whatsoever that shall remain
after the defraying my ffunerall Charges and the payment of my
just Debts and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and dissannull all
and every former Will or Wills Testaments and Legacies Bequests
and Executors and Executrixes by me in any wise before time made
named Willed and Bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no
other to be my last Will and Testament In witness thereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth Day of July 1723 and in the
ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Ė
Britain John Haddon Signed Sealed and Pronounced Published and
Declared by the Said John Haddon in the presence of us who are the
Subscribers as his last Will and Testament Tho. Kirby Jon. Gallatly
T. Usher.

Proven 20 May 1724, Sarah Hopkins appearing as Executrix, Elizabeth Estaugh mentioned as being a second Executrix.

Names mentioned:

Estaugh, Elizabeth (daughter)
Estaugh, John (son-in-law)
Gallantly, Jon. (witness)
Hopkins, Benjamin (son-in-law)
Hopkins, Ebenezer (grandson)
Hopkins, Elizabeth (grandaughter)
Hopkins, Haddon (grandson)
Hopkins, Mary (grandaughter)
Hopkins, Sarah (daughter)
Hopkins, Sarah (grandaughter)
Kirby, Tho. (witness)
Usher, T. (witness)


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