In 1789, the will of Will Jackett was probated in London, earning it an entry in Poetic Justice: Law Poems.

It read:

I give and bequeath
When I'm laid underneath
To my loving sisters most dear

The whole of my store
Were it twice as much more
Which God's goodness has given me here

And that none shall prevent
This my will and intend
Or occasion the least of raw-racket

With a solemn appeal
I confirm, sign and seal
This the true act and deed of Will Jackett

REFERENCES:

  • Cromwell, T., Walks Through Islington (London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1835) page 59-60.
  • Duhaime, Lloyd, Poetic Justice: Law Poems
  • See also Duhaime, Lloyd, LAWmazing

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