The will of the Rev. Michael Halke (1589-1660)

Michael Halke is, I think, a 2nd cousin 10 x removed of mine.

Line breaks are as in the register copy, not indicated by ‘/’ which are as in the document.


Draft transcription – not checked for typos and other errors – and not yet linked to tree


In the name of God amen, the fivetenth Day of August in the yeare of our Lord

one thousand six hundred and sixtie, I Michael HALKE of the middle Temple

London Gentleman, Beeing weak in Bodie but of perfect memorie, Make

and declare this, to bee my Last will & Testament, (Revoking all wills

formerly made by me) in manner and forme following, that is to say

Recomending my soule into the Hands of God my Creator In free

assurance of a Resurrection to Eternall lyfe, I doe Committ my

Bodie unto the Earth, to be decently buried in the CHURch of

St. Andrew HOLBORNE Like a Gentleman with Esscatchions and

otherwise, And I Doe give & bequeath, all my Goods and Chattells

to my Loving kinsmen, John HALKE of Upminster in the County

of Essex Rector and William HALKE of London Merchant

whom I make executors of this my last Will & Testament

wittnes my hand & seall, The Day & yeare above written

Michael Halke, +: Hawke

Signed & seald in

the prsence of

Wm. Lewis Cloke

Joseph Wilson

Probatu fuit humoi Testum vicesimo

nono Die Mens[i]s Novembris Ano Dni 1660 …

[i.e. probate granted 29 November 1660]


Will at LMA, image on Ancestry


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