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Wills (ERO D/ACR7/290 Jn Wood 1584)

15.8.1584 (Saturday 15 August 1584)

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in the name of god amen the 15.8.1584 I Jn Wood mercer inhabitant of Earls Colne being of whole mind and in good and perfect remembrance laud and praise be given unto almighty god make and ordain this my present testament and last will in manner and form following that is to say first I commit my soul unto almighty god my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Earls Colne aforesaid imprimis I bequeath to Mary my daughter all the stained cloth over the bench in the hall and a candlestick with a saucer and 2s in money or in moneys worth which in a twelve month after my departure item I bequeath to Mary more mine old cupboard in the chamber and the stained cloths that hangeth behind it and a little story of tobias that hangeth over it and my russet cloak and a candle stick item I bequeath to Robt Wood my son one flockbed and a bolster and a short old carpet about 2y long and two old stained cloths that hang in the sollar and an old hutch in the chamber where he lieth and a chair and my best jacket and a pair of black hose and netherstocks hanging to the same of mockado and a mortar with all other things in the shop and a short form in the hall and a table in the hall item I bequeath the rest of my goods whatsoever not yet bequeathed to my daughter Grace Wood whom I do make my sole executrix to execute and perform all such things as I have willed to be done and I make mr     vicar of Much Canfeild the overseer to see all such things executed and truly performed as is mentioned in this my will these witnesses Geo Potter Thos Edwards and Francis White written by me Jn Wood signifying it is my mind