Wills (ERO D/ABW56/101 Dan Aymes of Markshall 1639)

30.9.1639 (Monday 30 September 1639)

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in the name of god amen the 30.9.1639 etc. I Dan Aymes of Markeshale in the county of Essex yeoman being sa=ed and weak in body but yet of good and perfect remembrance thanks be given to almighty god therefore revoking all other former wills by me made do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I recommend and recommit my soul into the hands of almighty god my creator maker and redeemer who gave it me who also in and by the bloodshedding of his son christ jesus hath given me and cleansed me from all my sins and my body to be buried in the parish church or churchyard of Markeshall aforesaid at the discretion of Margt Aymes my loving wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament item the lease and tenement wherein I now live with all the house buildings stables and hereditaments belonging and appertaining with all and singular the appurtenances together with all the copyhold lands arable meadow and pasture appertaining and belonging to the manor of Coggeshall Hall and all my copyhold lands belonging to the manor of Feering being together with all my copyhold lands belonging to the manor of Colne Priory with all and singular their appurtenances my will and meaning is shall be sold within one whole year after my decease by my well beloved friends Geo Cockerell and Thos Keyes of Feering in the said county of Essex yeomen and the benefit and money that shall be made thereof my will and meaning is shall be paid and equally divided part and part like amongst Margt my loving wife to Dan Aymes Robt Aymes Jn Aymes (may be Jn Aymes) Hen Aymes and Thos Aymes my five sons to Joan the wife of Dan Larrett to Eliz the wife of Jn Rosse and to Grace Aymes my three daughters at the discretion of the said Geo Cockerell and Thos Keyes whom I do appoint feoffees in trust and supervisors of this my last will and testament item my mind and meaning further is that all my other goods and chattels household stuff and implements of household of what nature sort kind or quality soever they be shall be sold by my said feoffees and paid to my said wife and children above mentioned part and part like at their discretions item my desire and will and meaning is that all my debts and the sum of 21li13s4d over and above my children's portions shall be paid by my feoffees out of my said goods lands and chattels and household stuff above mentioned unto Margt my wife desiring my said executrix and feoffees in trust to see my body decently buried and in witness that this is my last will and testament I the said Dan Amyes the said testator have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and as my last testament acknowledged in the presence of Wm Dame# mark Wm Ennowe Jn Norden Robt Cunliff mark Dan Aymes