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give and bequethe unto my daughter Jane Hooker one hundred pounds of lawful Englishe money, to be paid unto her at the day of her marriage. Item, 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 day of their said marriage, then I will that her or their portion so dieinge, shall be equally divided among her or their sisters survivinge. Item, I give and bequeth unto the poor of the p'ishe of Barha five pounds of lawful money, to be paid unto them by mine executor. Item, I give unto the poore of the p'ishe of Bishopesborne fiftye shillings of lawful Englishe money, to be paid unto them by mine executor. Item, I give and bequeth three pounds of lawful Englishe money towards the buildinge and makeing of a newe and sufficient pulpett in the p'ishe church of Bishopesborne. The residue of goods and chattells whatsoever unbequethed, my funeral, debts, and legacies, discharged and paid, I give unto Joane Hooker, my wel beloved wife, whom I ordaine and make sole executor of this my last will and testament. And I ordaine, and make my wel-beloved father, Mr. John Churchman, and my assured good frende,
Tablet IN CHANCEL, BISHOPSBORNE, NEAR CANTERBURY,
OVER HOOKER'S GRAVE.
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Mr. Edwin Sandes, my overseers. By me, Richard Hooker. Sealed and delivered in the presence of them, whose names are subscribed ; Robert Rose, Daniel Nichols, Avery Cheston. Proved the third day of December, 1600, before the Rev. James Bissel, clerk, surr’ate to Rev. George Newman, Doctor of Laws, Commissary General of the city and diocese of Canterbury, by the oath of Joane Hooker, widow, the relict and executrix named in the said will, &c. Thos. BACKHOUSE, Registrar. Inventory, 10921. 9s. 2d. Ex. WM. COLLEN.
EPITAPH IN MEMORY OF
COMPOSED BY SIR WILLIAM COOPER
Though nothing can be spoke worthy his
fame, Or the remembrance of that precious name, Judicious Hooker; though this cost be spent On him that hath a lasting monument In his own Books, yet ought we to express, If not his worth, yet our respectfulness. Church ceremonies he maintained, then why Without all ceremony should he die ? Was it because his life and death should be Both equal patterns of humility ? Or that perhaps this only glorious one Was above all to ask, why had he none ? Yet he that lay so long obscurely low Doth now preferr'd to greater honours go. Ambitious men, learn hence to be more
Sir William Cooper, or Cowper, suffered imprisonment, the loss of his son, and other calamities, for his fidelity tó K. Charles I.