The Will of Richard Hill, husbandman, of Bosbury, 1700

Summary:  Transcription of the probate copy of the Will of Richard Hill, husbandman, of Bosbury dated 4th April 1700 listing as the main beneficiaries his wife Eleanor, niece Elizabeth and nephew Richard. The probate copy is held on microfilm at the Herefordshire Record Office, ref. 133 to 139.

    In the name of God Amen. The fourth day of April Anno Domini 1700 I Richard Hill of the county of Hereford, husbandman, being perfect in mind and memory thanks be to God Almighty do make and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God trusting for salvation through Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. And as touching my worldly estate I dispose thereof as following. I give devise and bequeath until Eleanor Hill, my now wife, her heirs and assigns forever, all my houses and buildings whatever, all my lands, garden, meadow, pasture and orchard situate lying and being in Bosbury in the county of Hereford to have and to hold all the said houses and buildings, lands, meadow, pasture, garden and orchard to the use and behoof of the said Eleanor Hill, her heirs and assigns forever. And all the rest of my goods and cattles, whatsoever is mine, I give unto the said Eleanor Hill except one shilling I give unto my niece Elizabeth Hill and one shilling which I give to Richard Hill, son of my brother, George Hill. And I do make and appoint the said Eleanor Hill executrix of this my last will and testament dated this fourth day of April 1700 as is above said.

Memorandum. That the word garden was interlined before the signing, sealing and publishing thereof and that this was then signed, sealed and published in the presence of:
Frances Pitt, Thomas Davies, George Bundey, John Gilding

signed Richard Hill, his mark

Probate granted: 18th April 1702

Transcribed by Gill Bateman & Barry Sharples, 2013

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