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Wills (ERO D/ACW12/35 Robt Parker 1632)

25.2.1633 (Monday 25 February 1633)

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in the name of god amen I Robt Parker of Tey Mandeville alias Marks Tey in the county of Essex and in the diocese of London yeoman being by the mercy of god in perfect health of body and strength of mind do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following declaring thereby my full purpose intent and meaning for the ordering and disposing of all my substance first I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of my most gracious and merciful father with an assured trust and confidence through the death and passion obedience and satisfaction of the lord jesus christ to have pardon and remission of all my sins and for that portion of worldly goods which it hath pleased god to bestow upon me my will and desire is that they be disposed of as hereafter followeth imprimis I give and bequeath to my wife Joan Parker the messuage and tenements with all and singular the appurtenances and five crofts lying and being in Marks Tey or Esthorpe and in the tenure and occupation for the present of me the said Robt Parker during the term of her natural life to be hers to have to hold and occupy to her own proper use and behoof so long as she shall continue in the state of widowhood item I will and bequeath to the said Joan Parker all my movable goods and household stuff beds tables stools brasses pewter and whatsoever else belonging to the house as also my cattle being two cows and one mare item my corn in the barn and my crop upon the ground to be wholly hers to order and dispose where and upon whom she pleaseth at the day of her death if she die a widow but if it shall seem good to the said Joan after my decease to contract and espouse herself in second marriage then my will and pleasure that my other executor shall take all my movables to divide equally between her and my cousin Jn Parker of Earls Colne and to the said Jn Parker I bequeath moreover in case aforesaid my wife should marry one of my cows the other cow and my mare I will to remain with wife Joan Parker and for the disposing of my house and lands in case the said Joan shall marry my will mind and purpose is that the whole land house and tenements shall return from the tenure use and occupation of the said Joan Parker into the hands of my other executor to be disposed of and let to farm as he shall see fit and one third part of the rents thereof to be paid to the said Joan Parker and no more item my will and pleasure is that after the decease of the said Joan Parker my executor then surviving shall sell or cause to be sold these foresaid lands and tenements commonly known by the name of Doggetts and the monies raised on the same to be disposed of in manner following imprimis I give and bequeath to my cousin Jn Parker of Earls Colne fustian weaver the full sum of 20li of lawful english money to him and to his heirs to be paid within three years after my wife's decease item to Eliz Sammon of Marks Tey 40s to be paid five years after my wife's decease and in case the said Eliz shall depart this life before the time prefixed then the said sum to 40s to be paid and equally divided to the children of Jane the wife of Thos Huske item I will and bequeath to the children of the said Jane 5li to be paid at the end of five years after my wife's decease item I will and bequeath to the children of Martha the now wife of Geo Dillaway of Wigborow by her former husband Robt Minnere 3li to be paid at the same term of years item to Jn Fletcher of Earls Colne weaver to Wm Hutt of Earls Colne husbandman and to Robt Cooke of Earls Colne shoemaker to these and each of these I will and bequeath 40s to be paid likewise five years after my wife's departure item to Geo Layer of Earls Colne mason I will and bequeath 4li to be paid three years after my wife's death item to the poor people of Earls Colne 10li to be paid at the same term of three years to be delivered into the hands of the minister and churchwardens of the same parish to be disposed of for the best behoof of the poor item to the poor of Marks Tey 20s to be paid one year after my own departure to be distributed to the poor of that parish according to the discretion of the executors item to my brother Jn Parker 10s to be paid at the same time item to his eldest son Robt Parker I will and bequeath 4li to be paid five years after my wife's decease item to his son Gamaliel Parker 20s to be paid at the same term item to Math Newcome 5li to be paid one year after my wife's decease item to Ede the wife of Edw Harris comber of Earls Colne 10s to be paid five years after my wife's death item to Jn the son of Jn Abbott of Marks Tey 20li to be paid five years after my wife's decease item I will and bequeath to the children of my brother Jn Sammon of Feering 10li to be paid at the same term of years and to be equally divided amongst them item to my cousin Rich Parker of Esthorpe 5li to be paid five years after my wife's decease item to Wm Sparke of Gaines Colne husbandman 3li to be paid five years after my wife's decease and that this my will may be performed in manner aforesaid according to my full purpose intent and meaning I appoint and design as joint executors my very good friend mr Jn Brand of Little Birch in Essex and my wife Joan Parker willing and desiring them to see this my will accomplished according to their power fully and truly in manner and form above written this I do declare to be my last will and testament wholly cancelling and disannulling all former testaments whatsoever in witness whereof I have put my hand and seal this present 25.2.1633 etc sealed in the presence of us Wm Frost clerk and Robt Evered mark Robt Parker