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Wills (ERO D/ACW3/136 Wm Wade 1596)

8.12.1596 (Friday 8 December 1596)

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in the name of god amen the 8.12.1596 I Wm Wade of Earls Colne in the county of Essex and in the diocese of London yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be to almighty god do ordain and make this my last will and testament disannulling all other former wills by me before this time made in manner and form following first I bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty god the father the son and the holy ghost in whom by whom and through whom I believe and trust to be saved and my body I commit to the earth and to be buried in the parish churchyard of Earls Colne aforesaid by the discretion of mine executors item I do give and bequeath unto Edw Wade my son the sum of 5marks of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto him by my son Jn Wade my son out of my land called by the name of Bomes in manner and form following that is to say 16s8d within one year next after my decease and so every year immediately following the like sum of 16s8d for the term of four years until the said sum of 5marks be fully satisfied and paid item I do will and bequeath unto Kath Barton my daughter 20s of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her by my son Thos Wade within one year next after my decease item I do give unto Jn Wade my son all those my three crofts of land called by the name of Bomes for term of his life and after his decease I do will that it shall remain to Jn Wade the son of my said son Jn and to his heirs forever on condition that the said Jn and Jn do pay or cause to be paid the said sum of 5marks unto Edw Wade as is before expressed all the rest of my goods being movable and unmovable I do give unto Thos Wade my eldest son whom I do make my sole and only executor to this my testament containing my last will to see my debts paid and my legacies performed with my body to be decently brought in earth in witness whereof I have herein to set my hand and seal the day and year above written provided that my son Thos Wade shall quietly hold possess and enjoy all these my foresaid three crofts of land called Bomes until the feast of michaelmas next after my decease with free ingress egress and regress in to the same(inserted) these being witnesses Jn Grene Rich Parker Jn Brewer (may be Jn Brewer) by me Rich Williamson mark Wm Wade