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Wills (ERO D/ACW5/97 Robt Carter sen 1609 1610)

6.4.1609 (Thursday 6 April 1609)

document 3400843

in the name of god amen the 6.4.1609 etc. I Robt Carter sen of Earls Colne in the county of Essex yeoman being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to god do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz first I bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty god my creator and to jesus christ my redeemer and my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried item I give and bequeath unto Joan my wife my cottage and garden called Clovers with the appurtenances situate and being in Earls Colne aforesaid wherein I now dwell during the term of her natural life upon condition that she shall bring up Robt Carter and Marie Carter my grandchildren until such time as they shall attain to their several ages of twenty one years and after her decease I give the said cottage and garden with the appurtenances unto the said Robt Carter and his heirs forever item I give unto the said Robt Carter my grandchild a joined chest and unto Marie Carter my grandchild a hutch and unto either of them two pieces of pewter to the value of either piece 12d item I give and bequeath unto Marie Carter my grandchild the sum of 10li of lawful money of England to be paid by my executrix into the hands of Robt Rooks sen of Earls Colne aforesaid within one month next after my decease to the use and behoof of the said Marie Carter item I give and bequeath unto the said Robt Carter my grandchild the sum of 40s of lawful money of England to be paid by my executrix into the hands of the aforesaid Robt Rooks sen to the use and behoof of the said Robt Carter all the rest of my movable goods and chattels not before given and bequeathed I give unto Joan my wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament and Robt Rooks sen supervisor to see the said will performed in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written sealed and delivered in the presence of Robt Rookes and Wm Dashe mark Robt Carter