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Wills (ERO D/ACR5/218 Hen Pullen 1559)

3.11.1559 (Friday 3 November 1559)

document 2501859

in the name of god amen 3.11.1559 I Hen Pullen of Earls Colne etc do make this testament etc first I commit my soul to almighty god etc item I bequeath to four poor folk men 16d to carry me to the churchyard item I bequeath to be distributed amongst the poor at the day of my burial bread drink and cheese at the discretion of my executors item I give all such stuff as Alice my last wife brought to me remaining within my house to her children and my two (children) that I had by her one featherbed excepted equally to be divided amongst them by the discretion of my executors whereof I will every one of them to have two silver spoons item I bequeath to Thos Pullen my son one silver spoon two milch beef my best brass pot my red ochred coffer my best furred gown a latten ladle and the years of Jn Bromelye my servant paying to him at the end of his years 40s according to his covenant 20s thereof to be levied of my goods also I give to the said Thos all the free wood in my yard that I shall leave with all the hay and straw and such like straws and I shall leave in my houses or barns item I bequeath to my son Hen Pullen a silver spoon two milch beef there to him thereafter to his wife my best flockbed with all things belonging to it and my third brass pot item I bequeath to my daughter Marge a silver spoon two milch beef my second brass pot a little bell chafer and 1angel noble in respect of her pains taking with me in my sickness item I bequeath to my daughter Dorothy a silver spoon two milch beef my featherbed with all that belongeth to it and the trundle bed item I bequeath to Jn Pullen my son a silver spoon two milch beef and my second flockbed with all that belongeth to it and the feather bed that was his mother's item I will the said Jn and Dorothy shall have all the malt barley and bread corn that I shall leave and that it be and shall go towards their standing with the best part of my cheese likewise item of all the said milk beef before given I will my youngest children shall have their first choice and all so I will that the said beef of Jn and Dorothy shall be pastured still and fed with pasture and straw upon my grounds at my only charges unto crowchmas day item I will my mare and all the things appertaining to the office of the mill be upon the ground at this present day and the hangings in the hall shall remain in the hall still to the use of Thos Pullen my son and I will that my said son Thos shall give yearly to the poor people in Earls Colne during his natural life 2s4d item I bequeath to Wm Pullen 20s item I bequeath to Mary his sister 20s item I bequeath to Eliz Parkes 6s8d item to Margt Parkes 6s8d item to Marge Parkes 6s8d item to every one of my godchildren 12d item to my godson Hen Bridge a silver spoon and 6s8d item I bequeath to Barth Church an old angel noble 1angel item to Jn Davy 6s8d item to the reparations of the church of bells in Earls Colne church 20d item to my old servant Haltnot Margent 3s4d item to Thos Turner the mercer my second tawny coat item to Robt Person the elder 6s8d item to Hen     my tawny coat with gown and to Thos Lovenays my old frieze gown item to Jeff Byssope jerkin item to Umsted 16d item I give to the right honourable and my singular good lord the earl of Oxenford an old angel noble 1angel as touching my tenements and lands first I will to my son Thos Pullen all that my tenement with the croft called Jakes in Earls Colne and my gardens called Osier Garthen and a croft of land called Popes Hatch lying in Colne Engaine to have to him and his heirs forever item I will to the said Thos all my lands with the appurtenances lying in Mersey to have to him and his heirs forever upon condition he shall make no trouble nor disorder with my executors or children for any of my tenements and lands with their appurtenances given and appointed by me as is expressed in this my last will item I will to the said Thos my land called Losshes with a barn builded thereon 3a of meadow called Fowle Meadow and 3r of meadow lying in the common meadow called Longstrapes with their appurtenances to have and hold to him during the term of his natural life and immediately after his decease I will the said Losshes barn and meadows with their appurtenances shall remain to my two children Jn and Dorothy and to their heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten equally to be parted between them and if either of them die before their full ages without such heirs the other to be heir and if they both die before their full ages or without such heirs I will it shall be parted amongst my children there being alive and their heirs forever item I will that Hen Pullen my son shall have the first three crops of the said 3r of meadow lying within the common meadow called Longstroppes Meadow in White Colne during the terms of his life yielding and paying to Thos Pullen his brother yearly therefore and to the heirs of the said meadow 4s item I will to my son Hen Pullen mine orchard parcel of the tenement Jakes adjoining to the tenement Campions to have to him and his heirs paying therefore yearly to the owner of Jakes 4d and making the fence against the said tenement Jakes forever item I will to the said Hen a piece of ground called Little Six Pence with the appurtenances lying in White Colne to have to him and to his heirs forever entering there one year and a day next after my decease also I will and give to him a croft called Horsetts with the appurtenances lying in Colne Engaine to him and his heirs forever item I will to my two children Jn and Dorothy all these my lands and tenements both free and copy called Humfries and Curds and a croft called Pearse Croft with their appurtenances set lying and being in White Colne to have to them equally between them and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten and for lack of such heirs to remain to my children there living equally to be divided amongst them and their heirs forever item I will yearly to be paid to the poor people of White Colne forever out of the foresaid piece of land called Peerse Croft 20d item I will my executors shall within two years next after my death with such money and goods as I shall leave in their hands build a lawful dwelling house upon the lands called Humfries thirty foot in length and twenty eight foot in breadth and the revenues of the same and the other lands free and copy to go to the use and bringing up of my two said children till they come to lawful age and to be let and set by my executors during their nonage item I will my two children Jn and Dorothy shall have the profits of all their lands lying in Turnstede which I have in mortgage of Thos Turner of Payton Hall towards their bringing up and after it be redeemed I give and bequeath all the money that it is mortgaged for to be evenly parted between the said Jn and Dorothy in this manner that is to say to Jn at his age of 20yr and to Dorothy at the age of 18yr or at the day of her marriage if she do marry before all which money I will my executors shall have to supply to the use of my two children till they come to their full ages and either of them to be the other's heir therein and if it chance both my said children die before the time appointed to receive their money or before they come to their ages to enjoy their lands then I will all the money and lands also shall be equally parted amongst my children then living and their heirs forever also I will my said two children shall be under the guidance of mine executors during the time of their nonage the residue of all my goods movable and unmovable chattels and debts I give and bequeath to my executors to see my body buried and my debts and legacies paid and my will fulfilled and the overplus if any be I will it shall be divided amongst all my children by even portions at the discretion of my executors that is to say Barth Church and Jn Warde and I give to either of them for their pains 13s4d and I make my son Thos Pullen my supervisor to see all things done accordingly and I give him for his pains 10s and if it chance them or any of them to ride about any my business concerning this my testament and last will I will their costs and charges to be allowed out of my goods and if it happen any ambiguity or doubt to rise be had or named amongst my said children or others for any things clause or article contained in this my testament and last will I will it shall be interpreted dissolved and discussed by my said executors only according as I have declared unto them witnesses Jn de Veer earl of Oxenford Jn Pettfeld clerk Robt Persone Thos Turner mercer Hen Pullen the younger with others