Alice Hooker

F, b. circa 1561, d. before 28 June 1622
FatherJohn Hooker b. 1524, d. b 15 Sep 1601
MotherAnastasia Bridgeman d. b 25 Mar 1599
     Alice was born circa 1561 in Exeter, Devonshire, England. Alice married John Travers on 25 July 1580 in England.1 Alice made her will on 10 June 1622 at Exeter, Devonshire, England. " In the name-of God, amen, the tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, 1622. I, Alico Travers, of Farringdon, in the county of Devon, widow, being something weak of body, but, I thank God, perfect of memory, do make this my last will and testament" in the manner and form following. First, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my heavenly Father who gave it, through the merits of Jesus
Christ who redeemed it. And my body to the earth, from whence it came, in hope of a joyful resurrection through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour, Amen. Now concerning my goods and chattels, I do give and bequeath in manner and form following. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son, Samuel Travers, one sliver boole ungilt, and the sum of six pounds which he oweth unto me. Item, I do give and bequeath unto my son, John Travers, ono silver salt, paroell gilt, with a cover, and half a dozen of silver spoons, with Lyon's head, and also one feather bed which is in the broad chamber, with the furniture, that is to say, one feather bolster, one pair of fustian pillows, one pair of blankets, and one coverlett. Item, I give unto my son John Travers, his wife, one purslane dish, which is in my cubberd. Item, I
give and bequeath unto my three daughters all my apparel, linen, and woolen, to be equally divided betwixt them, and the rick of hard wood and faggots which standeth in my son-in-law Richard Jarvis his ground, to be equally divided between them. Item, 1 give unto my daughter, Susan Sheeres (b) my wedding ring; she to have the use of it during her life, and after to leave the same to her daughter Anne
Sheeres. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Jarvys one piece of gold, which is in my coffer, called a spurriall, and she to leave the same to her daughter Elizabeth. Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Gernon one crampe ring of gold, which is in my coffer. Item, whereas there was given by my husband John Travers unto my daughter Anne, in marriage with John Gernon, these goods
hereafter named, that is to say, the greatest brass pot, the greatest brass pan, a childbed dialler of brass, one dyaper table cloth, one dyaper counterpane, one dyaper towel, one dozen of napkins, one pair of fine Holland childbed sheets, and three Holland pillow ties, which lyeth together in the end of my chest, in my own bed chamber. Item, my will is that the said goods, so given by my said husband to the said Anne, shall, within ono month after my death, be delivered by my executor hereafter named unto the said John Gernon and Anne his wife. Item, I do give and bequeath unto the said Anne Gernon, one bearing blanket, one face cloth, and two double Holland kerscheifes, being in my coffer. Item, I give
and bequeath to Anne Sheeres, the daughter of the said SusanSheeres, the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England, to be paid unto tbe said Anne, when she shall accomplish the age of xxi years. And if it shall happen the said Ann Sheeres to die before she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years, then my will is that the said ten pounds shall remain and be paid unto the said Susan Sheeres, her mother. And my will is that my executor shall take the charge of the said Ann Sheeres, until she. shall accomplish the age aforesaid. Item, I give and bequeath unto William Sheeres, the son of my daughter, Susan Sheeres, the sum of five pounds, to be paid unto him within one year after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto Ralph Sheeres, brother unto the said William xxx pounds to bo paid unto him at
the expiration of his apprenticeship, and (in) the meantime to be employed by my executor to the best use for the said Ralph. Item, 1 give and bequeath unto all the rest of my children's children, the three before named only excepted, x s , each of them to be paid them within one month after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto the poor of Farringdon, to remain for a stock for ever, the sum (of) x s . Item, all the rest of my goods, not before given and bequeathed, my debts, legacies, and funeral expenses paid, I do by this my last will and testament give and bequeath unto my son Walter, whom I do ordain and appoint to be my executor of this my last will and testament. All former wills I do revoke,
and 1 appoint and ordain George Tanner, gent., and my two sons-indaw John Gernon and Richard Jarvys to be my supervivors of this my last will and testament, to be helpful to my executor to see the same duly performed. In witness whereof I, the said Alice Travel's, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal (c) hereon, the day and year above written. Signed, Alicia Travers. In the presence of the witnesses hereunto Richard Jarvys, signed, Philippi Force. Proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Exeter, on the 28th Juno, 1G22, by Walter Travers, the executor. Inventory clxxx" viij".2 Alice departed this life before 28 June 1622 in Exeter, Devonshire, England. Her will was probated on 28 June 1622.


John Travers b. 1550, d. b 10 Nov 1620


  1. [S1379] Samuel Smith Travers, A collection of pedigrees of the family of Travers, page 26.
  2. [S1359] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with historical records of English ancestry, 1534-1902, Will of Alice [Hooker] Travers.