Wills (ERO D/ACW10/157 Jn Sworder 1627 1627)

8.4.1627 (Sunday 8 April 1627)

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in the name of god amen I Jn Sworder of Earls Colne in the county of Essex in the diocese of London being sick in body but of perfect remembrance thanks be to almighty god do make this my last will and testament declaring therein and thereby my full mind and deed as followeth first I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty god my creator and redeemer with a full trust and assurance through the death merit and passions of my saviour jesus christ to have full pardon and remission of all my sins and offences and my body to be decently buried in christian burial in the churchyard of Earls Colne and for that portion of goods whereof it hath pleased god of his goodness to bless me withal first I give and bequeath unto Jn Bowyer my brother 12d of good an lawful money of England item I give and bequeath unto Amy Sworder my sister 12d of like current money of England to be paid within six months next after my decease if it be demanded by the said parties all my other movable goods household stuff implements of household stuff all my debts and personal rights of what sort or kind soever I give and bequeath unto Eliz Sworder my now wife to see my body brought to the earth my debts paid and this my will performed and accordingly I do make and ordain the said Eliz Sworder my wife my sole executor to see this my said will fulfilled in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 8.4.1627 sealed signed and delivered in the presence of us Jn Read mark Wm Fossett mark Jn Sworder