Wills (ERO D/ACW9/44 Geo Pilgrim 1622/3 1623)

11.2.1623 (Tuesday 11 February 1623)

document 3800446

in the name of god amen the 11.2.1623 I Geo Pilgrim of Earls Colne in the county of Essex husbandman being in good and perfect remembrance I thank god therefore I do declare and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principally I commit and bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty god and his blessed son jesus christ my only saviour and redeemer by whose precious bloodshedding upon the cross I do steadfastly believe and hope to have remission of all my sins my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried according to my degree item I do give and bequeath unto Jn Pilgrim my son and to his heirs forever all that my messuage or tenement and lands with the appurtenances called Goolds Gate with all the yards and orchards and three closes there adjoining and also all those two closes called Wall Fields to and with the said messuage or tenement now used or enjoyed or by what name or names soever they or any of them now are or shall be called as the same are now in the tenure and occupation of me the said Geo Pilgrim situate in Earls Colne aforesaid item I do give and bequeath to Sara my wife all my goods chattels and implements of household stuff whatsoever she bringing my body to the ground and discharging for my burial which said Sara I do make and ordain to be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I do make and ordain my brother in law Jn Cutler supervisor of this my will to be aiding to my executrix and I do hereby revoke all other former will or wills by me heretofore made whatsoever sealed acknowledged and published as his last will and testament in the presence of Wm Adams mark Jn Grigs Jn Bridge mark Geo Pilgrim