Last Will and Testament of Margaret Hobson, widow (1697)

In the name of God Amen the Fifteenth day of June one Thousand Six hundred ninety and seven, I Margret Hobson of Mosbrough in the parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Widow being weake in body but in pfect minde and memory thanks be to god for the same, I doo make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following, First and principally I Comend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting through ye merits of my Redeemer Jesus Christ to have free pardon for all my Sins, and my body to be buryed at the discretion of my friends, And as for those Wordly goods which it hath pleased god to bestow upon me, after my debts payd and my Funeral Charges expended, I give and bequest as followeth. Impr. I gave and bequeath unto my two Sons Mathew Hobson and William Hobson each of them standing in full satisfaction whatsoever of all due lagacies and demands to be payd by my Executors hereafter named. Item all the residue of my personal effects, good and chattels whatsoever I give and bequeth unto Dorothy Hobson Ann Hobson Margret Hobson and Alice Hobson my four daughters to have share and share alike whom I make Sole Executrixs of this my Last will and Testament. And I desire William Hobson and Geo. Booth my brother to be supervisors of this my Last will and Testament and desiring them as I put my trust in them to be Guardians Trustees to my Executors and to take care of bringing up my youngest daughters And I revoke all former wills heretofore made by me in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal ye day and year first above written.

Signed Seald and published                                      Margret Hobson her marke
In the presence of

William Unwin his marke
George Booth his marke
Will Anderton