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The Will of John Hooke, Clerk, of Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Source: Hampshire Record Office. 1648 B/09/1
In the will, "It" is used as a contraction of the latin word "Item", meaning 'also, likewise'.

It I give and bequeath unto my Sonne John Hooke threescore pounds of lawfull English money to be payd unto him after this maner vzt when his apprentiship is out twenty pounds wither one yeare next after tenn pounds and att the end of his couenant yeares the remaynder of the threescore pounde and if my Overseers and his Mr see that he playes the good husband wth the stock I have given him I give him yet tenn pounds more to be payd unto him wthin twelve month next after his last pay : It I give unto him a bedsted featherbed and and (sic) all yt belongeth therto: the great thick chest : the great bell scilet a platte and a potenger and one sacer the best brasse candelstick A ioyned stoole or the money they are worth. It I give and bequeath unto my sonne Robert Hooke fourty pounds of lawfull English money the greate and best ioyned chest; and all my Bookes It I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Hooke : thirty pounds of lawfull English money one bedstede featherbed the greene rugge wth all things belonging unto ye sayd bedd It I give and bequeath unto my daughter Katherine Hook thirty pounds of lawfull English money the cubberd in the hall, and the greate brasse panne...
The rest of all my goods and chattels as well movabel as unmovable (exept ye indores all wainscoat and benches all ye glas windowes in ye dwellinge house the two stones in the kichen, all wch things I will shall remayne and be unto the longest liver of my wife sone John and daughter Katherine.