The Works of George Herbert

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THE WILL OF GEORGE HERBERT

I GEORGE HERBERT commending my soule and body to Almightie God that made them doe thus dispose of my goods. I giue all my goods both within doores and without doores both monneys and bookes and howshould

stuffe whether in my possession or out of my possession that5
properly belonge to me vnto my deare wife excepting onely these legacies hereafter insuing. First there is seauen hvndred pounds in Mr Thomas Lawleys hands a Merchant of London which fell to me by the death of my deare Neece
Mrs Dorothy Vaughan whereof two hvndred pounds10
belongs to my two Neeces that survive and the rest unto my selfe, this whole sum of fiue hvndred pounds I bequeath vnto my Neeces equally to be devided betweene them excepting some legacies of my deceased Neece which are to be
payd out of it vnto some whose names shalbe annexed vnto15
this bill. Then I bequeath twenty pounds vnto the poore of this parish to be devided according to my deare wiues discretion. Then I bequeath to Mr Hays the Comment of Lucas Brugensis vppon the Scripture and his halfe yeares
wages aforehand, then I bequeath to Mr. Bostocke St.20
Augustines workes and his halfe yeares wages aforehand, then I leave to my servant Elizabeth her dubble wages giuen her, three pound more besides that which is due to her, to Ann I leave thirty shillings: to Margeret twenty shillings:
To William Twenty Nobles, To John twentie shillings, all25
these are over and aboue their wages, To Sara thirteene shillings foure pence, Alsoe my will and pleasure is that Mr Woodnoth should be mine Executor to whome I bequeath twenty pound whereof fifteene pound shalbe bestowed
vppon Leighton Church, the other fiue pound I giue to30
himselfe. Lastlie I besech Sr John Danvers that he would be pleased to be Overseer of this Will.

George: Herbert

(testes Nathaniell Bostocke, Elizabeth: Burden)

The Will. From the Principal Registry of H.M.'s Court of Probate, Somerset House (Russell 33)

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