Wills (ERO D/ACW13/191 Hen Wade 1639)

11.12.1639 (Friday 11 December 1639)

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in the name of god amen the 11.12.1639 etc. I Hen Wade of Earls Colne in the county of Essex and diocese of London husbandman being sick and weak in body but of good and perfect mind and remembrance I do give god thanks therefore I do make ordain and declare this my present last will and testament in manner and form following and I do hereby 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 almighty god the father the son and the holy ghost 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 the resurrection of the same to eternal salvation and blessedness amongst all the elect and holy saints of god in and through the only merit and passion of jesus christ my only saviour and redeemer and for that part and portion of worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased almighty god (torn) love to endue me withal first I give and bequeath unto Rich Wade my son the full sum of 15li of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto him within six months next after my decease item I give and bequeath unto Joan the now wife of Rich Brewer my daughter the full sum of 5li of lawful english money to be paid unto her within nine months next ensuing after my decease by my executor also I give and bequeath unto the said Joan my daughter a posted bedstead a flockbed a coverlet a blanket a bolster and whatsoever else is used to the same I give her also a cupboard or hutch I will shall be delivered unto her presently after my decease by mine executor item I give and bequeath unto Hen Wade my son the sum of 10s of current english money to be paid by mine executor item I give and bequeath unto Thos Wade my son all my house and lands in Earls Colne called Burtons wherein I now dwell with all and singular every of the said appurtenances to the same belonging or by whatsoever name or names the same now are or heretofore hath been called to have and to hold to the said Thos my son and his heirs his heirs and assigns forever item 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 the said Thos Wade my son whom I do make and ordain 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 month and year above written sealed subscribed published delivered and declared as his last will and testament mark Wm Brewer Jn Kent Wm Adams writer mark Hen Wade