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Wills (ERO D/ACW15/266 Jn Pilgrim of Ramsey husbandman 1650 1650)

5.12.1650 (Saturday 5 December 1650)

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in the name of god amen the 5.12.1650 I Jn Pilgrim of Ramsey in the county of Essex husbandman being in perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I bequeath my soul into the hands of christ my saviour and my body to the earth to be decently buried according to my degree item I give and bequeath to my son Edm the land in Earls Colne called Goldgate with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging yards orchards and closes with the two closes called Wall Fields provided that my said son do pay 40li to my three daughters Margt Eliz and Sisly to be divided into three equal portions the payment of the first to be when my said son shall accomplish the age of 23yr and the other two as they shall accomplish their age of 21yr which payment if it be not faithfully and truly performed according to the former gift my will is that these three daughters shall enter and take the two fields called Wall Fields to them and their heirs forever item I give to my son Thos the house in Ramsey situate called the Smiths Forge now in the occupation of Thos Dore by whatsoever name it hath or shall be called and my will is that my said son shall possess and enjoy the same when he shall accomplish the age of 21yr item I give to my daughter Frances my daughter Mary and my daughter Sarah 40li to be equally divided my daughter Frances to be paid her proportion within two years after my decease Mary three years and Sarah five years after my decease and my will is if it shall happen any of my daughters to die that then the legacy bequeathed unto such deceased shall be paid to the survivors equally item I give to my grandchild Rich Smith 20s to be paid two years after my decease and my will is that the legacies given to my daughters Frances Mary and Sarah with the legacy given to my grandchild Rich Smyth be paid by my executors viz my wife and my son Jn whom I appoint executors of this my last will and testament item I do appoint my wife to be guardian to my sons Edm and Thos item I appoint my wife Sisly and my son Jn to be executors of this my last will and testament and my kinsman Jn Cutler of Wrabue to be supervisor of the same to the aidance and assistance of my executors afore named in witness whereof I have hereunto the day and year above written put my hand and seal in the presence of Rich Taylor Joseph Allen Jn Pilgrim