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Wills (ERO D/ABW53/47 Roger Brownson of Aldham tailor 1635)

4.8.1635 (Tuesday 4 August 1635)

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in the name of god amen the 4.8.1635 etc I Roger Brownson of Aldham in the county of Essex tailor being sick in body but of good and perfect mind and remembrance I do give god thanks therefore I do make ordain and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following and hereby I do utterly renounce and revoke all former will or wills by me heretofore made whatsoever first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of god the father the son and the holy ghost out of whose free favour and love I do steadfastly believe and hope to have the free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried in christian sepulchre according to my degree in sure and certain hope of resurrection of the same to eternal salvation and blessedness amongst all the elect and holy saints in and through the only merits and passion of jesus christ my only saviour and redeemer and for that part and portion of worldly goods where with it hath pleased almighty god out of his free favour a nd love to endue me withal imprimis I give and bequeath unto Margt my wife the sum of 6li of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her within one month next after my decease by mine executor item I give and bequeath unto the said Margt my wife my field bedstead now standing in the parlour one spit one andiron two chairs one round table and a staked table 4bush of wheat two reels and an iron pot a warming pan and a kneading trough one hog all the butter and cheese and all such things which were hers before our intermarriage and four pieces of pewter and all my wood item I give and bequeath unto Mary Brewer my daughter in law the full sum of 20s of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her within one half year next after my decease by mine executor item I give and bequeath unto Edith the wife of Jn Evered my daughter the full sum of 3li of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her within one half year next after my decease by mine executor item I give and bequeath unto Susan the daughter of Jn Evered of Coggeshall my grandchild the sum of 20s of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her at the age of 21yr by mine executor item I give and bequeath unto Jn Brownson and Rich Brownson my two sons and to Mary Brownson my daughter the full sum of 12d apiece if ever they come to demand the same to be paid by mine executor all the rest of my goods whatsoever or wheresoever unbequeathed my debts and legacies being paid and my body decently buried I do give and bequeath unto Cornelius my son whom I do make ordain and appoint to be my only sole executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year above written sealed delivered published and declared as his last will and testament in the presence of us Wm Adams writer Jn Brownson Roger Brownson