Wills (ERO D/ACW5/136 Edw Abbott of White Colne 1611)

27.3.1611 (Wednesday 27 March 1611)

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in the name of god amen the 27.3.1611 I Edw Abbott of White Colne in the county of Essex husbandman being sick in body but yet in good and perfect remembrance thank god therefore do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principally I surrender and bequeath my soul to almighty god my creator and redeemer by whose precious bloodshedding upon the cross I do steadfastly believe to receive remission for all my sins which in number are great and beyond measure my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried by the discretion of mine executrix item I do give and bequeath unto Eliz my wife all that my messuage or tenement with the appurtenances set and being in White Colne aforesaid or Earls Colne being freehold and a garden called Brownes Garden being copyhold(inserted) to have and to hold unto her the said Eliz for and during the term of her natural life upon condition that she the said Eliz shall maintain and keep the said messuage or tenement with the appurtenances in good and sufficient reparations and after her decease I will and devise the same to my three daughters Eliz Kath and Susan to have and to hold to them and to their heirs forever item I will give and devise unto the said Eliz my wife all my goods chattels and implements of household for the payment of my debts and bringing up of my said three daughters and seeing my body brought to the earth and I do ordain and make the said Eliz my whole and sole executrix to see my debts paid my funeral expenditure discharged and my children educated and brought up in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written sealed and delivered in the presence of Simon Ive mark Jn Abbott mark Jn Burton mark Thos Abbott this testament was proved on the 29.4.1611 before the venerable Thos Withers doctor of divinity archdeacon of Colchester by an oath of the executrix etc the goods and exceptions etc mark Edw Abbott