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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DPr250 abstracts of titles to Hansers Hedge)

18.3.1746 (Tuesday 18 March 1746)

document 31800234

Jn Wale of Earls Colne by his will of this date after confirming the settlement made on his marriage gave and devised to his wife Ann Wale for and during the term of her natural life with certain personal property therein mentioned all that meadow called Warren Meadow and all that croft called St Marys Croft and all the yards and gardens as then laid to by him and used with his mansion house called Colne Priory and all arrears of rent fine and quitrents that should be due and payable to him at the time of the death for the manor and estate called Abbas Hall in the parish of Gt Cornard Suff and the said testator gave and devised all his manors messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever in the parishes of Earls Colne Colne Engaine and White Colne and every of their appurtenances and for default of issue to his brother Jeff Wale for the term of his life and the remainder to Jn Stephenson of Newton Camb and Thos Stubbing of Toppesfield esq and their heirs during the life of his said brother Jeff for preserving contingent remainders and then to the first and all the other sons of his said brother Jeff Wale severally and successively and the heirs male of their respective bodies issuing to the first and all other sons of his brother Chas Wale severally and successively and the heirs male of their respective bodies issuing to his brother Rich Wale for life the remainder to the said Jn Stephenson and Thos Stubbing and their heirs to support contingent remainders to the first and all the sons of the said Rich Wale and the heirs male of their respective bodies to the first and all other daughters of the said brother Jeff severally and successively and the heirs male of their respective bodies to the first and all other daughters of the brother Chas Wale etc to the first and other daughters of the brother Rich severally etc then to his sister Ann Holgate for life to his sister Eliz Wale for life and after the determination thereof the said testator gave and devised the same to revert to his own right heirs forever and after limiting an estate at Thaxted to certain uses the said testator empowered his brothers Jeff and Rich when they should be in possession of the estates at Colne or Thaxted or either of them from time to time during their lives by any deed or deeds under their respective hands to make a jointure for any wife the said Jeff or Rich should marry for the life of such wife subject to the payment of such sums of money thereby charged on them together with such power of making lease as therein mentioned and the said testator charged all his messuages lands and tenements situated in Ashden with the payment of 20li to mrs Frances Biddolph widow for her life and the sum of 20li a year to his sister Eliz Wale for her life and the sum of 10li a year to Eliz the wife of Jas Robinson for her life and in discharge of certain bonds therein mentioned and the said testator charged the last mentioned premises with the payment of 10li a year to his sister Ann Holgate for her life and the sum of 10li a year to his nephew mr Chas Wm Holgate for the life of his mother the said testators sister and after the decease of Frances Biddolph the testator charged the last mentioned premises with the payment of 20li to his brother Chas Wale for his life and so charged he gave the said estate at Ashden to his brother Rich Wale and his heirs forever and the said testator gave and devised his farm and lands in Copford to his brother Rich Wale and his heirs upon certain trusts therein mentioned and the said testator charged his real estate at Earls Colne Colne Engaine and White Colne with the payment of 20li a year to his brother Chas for his life payable as therein mentioned and after giving several pecuniary legacies therein mentioned the said testator appointed his brother Jeff Wale esq sole executor of the said will executed etc 23.5.1762