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Wills (ERO D/ACW17/56 Cornelius Brownson 1656/7)

19.1.1657 (Monday 19 January 1657)

document 4301756

be it remembered that on the 19.1.1657 I Cornelius Brownson of Earls Colne in the county of Essex labourer do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking and annulling hereby all and all manner of former wills and testaments whatsoever first I constitute and appoint my beloved friends Rich Harlakenden the younger and Edw Elliston gents and Ralph Josselin of the said Colne feoffees in trust that they or the survivor of them shall within three months after the decease of Martha my now wife alien and sell unto any person they see meet all that my copyhold house called Humfreys together with a croft of customary land adjoining called Chalkney Croft both holden of the manor of Colne Priory and my will is that such estate so sold by my said feoffees or the survivor of them shall be good in law to any person and his heirs forever as if I had immediately surrendered the said premises unto him or them and my will is that the said feoffees or the survivor of them shall dispose the money arising by the sale of the premises in manner following viz to my brother Rich Brownson and his heirs upon the receipt of a lawful acquittance 5li to my sister Mary and her heirs on the like lawful acquittance 40s to my cousins Susan and Martha Everitt and their heirs each 40s the remainder of the money on the sale of the premises my will is be paid unto my brother Jn Brownson and his heirs on the like acquittance all charges concerning the said premises being first deducted by my said feoffees or the survivor item I do give and bequeath all my goods monies and chattels whatsoever my debts and funeral expenses being first paid unto Martha my wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament desiring her to prove the same according to the custom and then deliver it to one of my within named feoffees for their direction in the premises in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written signed sealed published and declared for my last will and testament in presence Ralph Josselin Giles Crow mark Hen Hutton mark Cornelius Brownson