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Wills (D/DU256/6 Rich Harlakenden 1660-1)

30.7.1660 (Monday 30 July 1660)

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Rich Harlakenden in the name of god amen I Rich Harlakenden of Earls Colne Priory in the county of Essex esq calling to mind the frailty of this mortal life and the uncertainty thereof and considering with myself that I am indebted to several persons which are orphans by means of their several estates which are yet intrusted in my in my (sic) hands the faithful and honest discharge whereof I earnestly desire if the lord shall not be pleased to lend me life to see them discharged before I depart this world and also considering with myself that it hath pleased almighty god to bless me with two daughters by a second wife one of which is yet unmarried and unprovided for which by the law of god and nature I am obliged to make provision for as also one granddaughter (daughter) by my only son Rich deceased Mary now living which I do intend by this my last will to make some further provision for then what I have done in my deed of settlement bearing date 28.7. and considering with myself thanks be given unto the almighty he hath endued me with sufficient of earthly blessings either in lands or goods or both whereby I may perform the promises in all things in a reasonable proportion I the said Rich Harlakenden being well in body and of good memory thanks being given to god for the same do in and by this present writing make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking and disannulling all former wills whatsoever and first as touching my soul I commend the same into the hands of almighty god in and through jesus christ my only saviour and redeemer by whose death and merits only and his intercession I hope and trust to be saved and my body decently to be buried in the chancel of Earls Colne within or near my father's grave as may be without any great public solemnity item I do give unto the poor of Earls Colne the sum of 3li to be disposed in bread on my funeral day or immediately after by the discretion of my executors and 40s more in money to be distributed within a week after to such honest religious poor and painstaking widows as mr Josselyne our pastor and minister there shall think fit to have it given unto and further I declare that I have in my hands the sum of 5li which was left and given by my father at his death towards a stock for the said poor the which I have annually employed in buying wood for them and selling it unto them and so annually providing more now my will and meaning is that the said 5li with 5li more which I now give them unto the same use which is in all 10li shall be by mine executors within three months after my decease be paid into the minister's hands of the town and soever other chief inhabitants of the parish to be yearly laid out for wood for the poor and to be sold unto them by such as they shall appoint who shall still repay the said 10li into the said minister's and chief inhabitants hands they giving my executors upon the paying of the said 10li unto them a good and lawful discharge for the same and security to employ the same according to the use aforesaid item I do further declare by this my will that whereas there was 500li left in my hands by my brother Wm Tiffin gent upon the selling of my sister Tiffin's jointure for which 500li I was annually to pay unto my sister Eliz Tiffin his wife 30li a year during her life which I have punctually done which will appear by her acquittances under her hand and seal and I was to pay the said 500li unto the survivor of them within three months after either of them deceases for which purpose I and others stood bound in the penal bond of 800li now it pleasing god to give my sister Eliz Tiffin a daughter by her foresaid husband no ways provided for and to take away my said sister before the death of her husband the foresaid Wm Tiffin and myself came unto this agreement upon the 17.1.1649 and 18.1.1649 that I should pay unto him the sum of 300li of the foresaid 500li the which I did accordingly and give him a new bond to pay a 150li more within three months after the death of his daughter Eliz Tiffin if so be that she should die afore her marriage or accomplish the age of 21yr and the residue of the said 500li being but 50li I should presently take to mine own use because I had expended much more upon my sister and her daughter as I did make unto him fully to appear at the time of our agreement and the said Wm Tiffin my brother did further agree that I should have the use and benefit of the said 150li for the bringing up of his said daughter until she should accomplish the age of 21yr or day of marriage which shall first happen and then should pay the said 150li unto the said Eliz Tiffin for her portion and did give another bond unto my cousin Wm Harlakenden and my cousin Edw Elliston to bring up the said Eliz Tiffin his daughter accordingly Rich Harlakenden (inserted) and to pay her in the said 150li for her portion if she lived until her age of 21yr or day of marriage which should first happen and so had a full discharge of the said 500li from my brother Wm Tiffin although he did not deliver in my deed or bonds of 800li because he said they were lost and could not any ways find them now therefore my will and meaning is that my executors shall take the care and charge of the aforesaid Eliz Tiffin the daughter and provide for her sufficient meat drink apparel and education until she shall accomplish the age of 21yr or day of marriage which shall first happen with the benefit of the said 150li and then shall pay unto her if she liveth unto the said time aforesaid the sum of 150li she giving them or their assigns a discharge for the same under her hand and seal or her husband's if she be married or both and then take in my bond from my cousin Elliston but if it should so happen that Eliz Tiffin the daughter should depart this life before she accomplish her full age of 21yr or day of marriage then they shall pay the foresaid 150li unto my said brother Wm Tiffin his executor or assignee three months after the death of my said niece Eliz Tiffin and take in my bond from my brother Wm Tiffin given him for that purpose and further my will and mind is if the said Eliz Tiffin shall be obedient and dutiful unto her aunt my wife and shall marry with her good approvement and liking and the rest of her mother's friends and not cast away herself upon one wholly unfit for her then my executors shall pay unto the said Eliz Tiffin at her marriage or within six months after the sum of 50li more as a legacy of my love unto her over and above the 150li bequeathed unto her by her father aforesaid item I do further declare that there is in my hands more the sum of 150li that belongs unto my cousins Dennys in Ireland which I gave for them at the making an end with their uncles and cousins in .11.1659 as I remember which yet is not to be paid until michaelmas .1661 as appears by my lady Dennys deed to me 50li of which 150li is to be paid to my cousin Arthur Denny esq in Ireland the eldest son to his only use
my cousin Arthur Dennys 50li is paid and he hath given a discharge and the other 100li is to be paid to the four younger sons his brothers that is to say Edw Thos and Lucius and Wm and if any of them die to the survivors of them which 150li I will shall be paid forthwith if it be not paid by myself in my lifetime they giving to my executors a sufficient discharge for the same in law for the saving themselves harmless and also there is further in my hands the sum of 7li10s which is due to my cousin Arthur Denny of his yearly stipend given unto him by his grandmother the lady Margt Denny deceased which was due at michaelmas .1659 and is not paid him because he hath sent no acquittances for the same and also there is further owing since the death of my lady Ruth Denny in Ireland the sum of 12li10s for the same yearly stipend which she received as long as she lived as administrator to her son Anthony dead to whom it did belong and this 12li10s was also due at michaelmas .1659 now my will and meaning is that these several sums to be paid also unto my cousin Arthur Denny or any other that he shall assign to give a good discharge for the same in law the 12li10s for Antho properly belonging to the lady Ruth Denny his mother deceased or to any that in her behalf shall take letters of administration for her for Antho's estate that is deceased item I do further declare that there is in my hands the full sum of 24li which I have received of my brother Pelham for the use of my cousin Weales in Ireland that married one of my brother Nevells daughter which 24li was paid for the interest of 200li lent by him and his wife by bond to my brother Pelham which he assigned me to receive for his use and is not yet paid over to my cousin Weales now my will is that this said 24li be paid unto him as soon as he shall give a receipt for the same and also the bond delivered up to him or my brother Pelham if the principal and interest be all paid for it was but intrusted in my hands to keep for their use if I shall not have paid the 24li and delivered up the bond in my lifetime myself and now as concerning my daughter Eliz Harlakenden's portion who is yet unmarried and unprovided for my will and meaning is and I do hereby bequeath unto her the full sum of 2000li of current money and 100li more to buy her clothes that is 2100li in the whole besides what is conveyed unto her of my real estate and this I will to be paid her immediately after my decease with as convenient speed as may be out of all such ready monies as I shall leave behind me in my house or otherwise in any friends hands in trust to keep for me as also out of all such monies as are anyways owing to me by mortgages or bonds or otherwise as also out of all my personal estate except 500li part of a mortgage of 1500li which my daughter in law mrs Mary Harlakenden owes me for the manor of Kempsie forfeited unto me which 500li part of the said 1500li I give to my granddaughter Mary Harlakenden with 5li in the 100li to be paid for the same yearly towards her maintenance and for the increase of her portion that is to say 25li a year for the same Rich Harlakenden (inserted) and if my daughter in law mrs Mary Harlakenden should marry or otherwise and desire to pay this 500li in I desire she would pay it into the hands of mr Ralph Joselyne minister of Earls Colne for the good of my said granddaughter and until she doth pay it to pay the 25li a year into mr Josselyne's hands for the good of the child and his discharge to her shall be sufficient for the same and if mr Josselyne do take the said 500li into his hands then I entreat him to employ it if he can somewhere safely at 5li in the 100li for the good of the child annually only if mr Josselyne doth so employ it I would have but 20li a year paid by him or kept in his hands for the good of the child and the other 5li a year to be to himself for his love and pains and care herein and my further will and meaning is if my granddaughter Mary should die before she attains her age of 21yr or marries at which times I will the said 500li to be paid her in with the profits made of the same as aforesaid then my will and meaning is that 400li of this 500li with the profits mentioned of the same as before be paid unto my daughter in law mrs Mary Harlakenden as a legacy of my love unto her if she be alive but if neither my granddaughter nor she be alive then to be paid to my executors or the survivors of them and for the other 100li with the profits of it to be to mr Ralph Josselyne and his assigns for all his great love and care to this family if my granddaughter shall die before it be due or paid and if mr Josselyne shall think it too big a burden to stand charged with so much money so long for the good of my granddaughter then I desire him to lay it out in lands to such intents and purposes as herein this my will is declared and intended and what is made more of it in lands then 20li a year I will shall be kept to his own use and for the other 1000li owing by my daughter in law upon the foresaid mortgage of Kempsie forfeited to me I will that my daughter shall pay but 5li in the 100li for the said monies as now she doth pay me and that if she doth pay in the said 1000li to my executors or the survivors of them with 50li a year for the same in the space of two years after decease then no benefit shall be taken of the said mortgage or the forfeiture of the same by my executors but only the 1000li and the 100li that is 50li a year for the two years and whereas I have duly and truly paid into my cousin Eliz Harlakenden and to my cousin Foliott her husband the full sum of 900li of current money as her full due and portion of her father's estate left in my hands for her and her sister Margt which died before she received any part of it and so all came to her as survivor and both herself and her husband have given me in a full discharge of the same I do yet further give and bequeath unto my niece mrs Eliz Foliott the full sum of 50li to be paid her in two years after my decease if she then be living or to any child of her body that shall be then living if she should be dead afore the time as a legacy of my love she being the only daughter now living of my dear brother mr Roger Harlakenden deceased in New England but if the said Eliz or no child of her body living at the space of two years after my decease then this legacy to be void and none to be paid item I do give unto Mary my dearly beloved wife all the things in the chamber wherein she and I lie with the bedding and all the furniture also I do give my wife the bed and all the furniture in the little chamber next to her own where her own chambermaid lieth and also my wife's own closet and all the things in it I give her also six pair of my best sheets three pair of them holland and three pair of them flaxen herself to make her own choice of them I give her also my two silver porringers and my five little silver plates and six silver spoons which I last bought I give her also the old gold which I gave unto her when I first married her together with my new silver inkhorn which I think is at mr Josselyne's our minister I give her also my coach and the seats to it and all the coach harness and any two of my best horses which I use for the coach she or any friend for her shall chose out within a month after my death and I do declare also that there is 20li of hers in my cousin Wm Harlakenden esq which he stands bound to me for which I give her also and give her also 40li more to be paid her immediately after my death that she may have something to maintain her until the benefit of her jointure will come into her I do further give my well beloved wife all the things that were my lady's her mother's and all the things which were her own as all the plate she had of her own and my lady's and also the beds with the furniture and all the sheets and other linen and whatsoever she shall say came from my lady's as hangings chairs stools or any household furniture linen pewter or otherwise which were brought from Storford as also all her own wearing apparel linen woollen silk rings jewels and mine own watch and I know she will not say anything that was her mother's or hers but what is her own and I do entreat my son Eldred and Margt his wife and my daughter Eliz that they would be dutiful unto her and tender and loving to her and careful of her in her old age and be advised and ruled by her and I do give unto my daughter Eldred my new silver tankard that goes about and my daughter Eliz my new silver salt I last bought and three silver spoons apiece to be chosen out after their mother hath taken out her own six and I give to my daughter Eliz whatsoever is hers of linen woollen silk plate rings or otherwise and I give to my son Eldred and his wife 10li apiece to buy them mourning and 10li to my daughter Eliz to buy her mourning and I give to my daughter in law mrs Mary Harlakenden and my granddaughter Mary 20li to buy them mourning and I do give to mr Ralph Josseline our pastor 10li to buy him mourning and 5li to his wife to buy her mourning Rich Harlakenden (inserted) item I do further give unto my daughter in law mrs Mary Harlakenden my son's wife 5li to buy her a diamond ring to wear for my sake and to my granddaughter Mary the sum of 10li to buy her a piece of plate or a suite of damask table linen in lieu of a suite I formerly gave or intended her father which is now worn out it may be and I do give her the suite of imagary hangings as they now hang in the low chamber where my son and daughter lay and I do give her my silver basin and ewer to it if there be any that was given me upon the marriage of mrs Alice Mildemay my first wife my son's own mother and I would have my executors buy and give mournings to my old lady Mildemay if she be alive and to my brother Hen Mildemay esq and his wife and to my brother Eldred and his wife and to my brother Wallop and his wife and to my cousin Jn Josselyne my steward and unto such of my servants as my wife and my son in law Jn Eldred esq shall think fitting item I give unto every one of my sister Nevell's children which was my eldest sister 20s apiece to make them rings for so many of them as shall be alive at the time of my decease and to my brother Eden and his children 20s apiece to make them rings if they be alive at the time of my decease and to my sister Clenche's daughter Jeane that lives with me 40s and to my cousin Ellen Josselyne's two sons 10s apiece to be paid into the hands of my cousin Jeane for them if they be alive and to my sister Tiffin's daughter Eliz Tiffin 20s and to my sister Haines children 20s apiece and to my brother Pelham and my cousin Eliz Foliott 20s apiece and to my brother Hen Mildemay's children 20s apiece to make them rings and to my sister Wallop's children 20s apiece to make them rings to my cousin Wm Harlakenden esq 20s and to his brother Rich my cousin 20s and to my cousin Elliston and his wife 20s apiece and to captain Stonard my cousin the elder 20s and to my cousin Clem Stonard and his wife 20s and to my old cousin Mercer 20s and to my brother Antho Denny 20s and to my cousin Erle and his wife 20s apiece and to my cousin Willesboe 20s and to my cousin Ann Butler 20s and to my cousin Hezekiah Haines esq and his wife 20s apiece to my cousin Jn Josseline the lawyer 20s and to his sons 20s to mrs Rogers of Wetherfeild widow 20s to every one of mr Shepherd's children in New England 20s which I would of my cousin Hezekiah Haines take care of to mr Sparrow of Halsted 20s and to mr Woodcok my son's tutor 20s all which monies I will shall be paid unto them to buy them rings within six months after my decease if they be then living and if I should have forgot any near relations and especial friends I would have my executors remember them as if I had set them down item I do give unto mr Ralph Josceline of Colne our pastor 5li and to his wife 20s and to every one of his children 10s and I would have him to preach my funeral sermon if he be alive and in health item I do give unto Wm Brand my father's ancient servant 20s and unto mrs Wheely formerly Edw Clarke's wife 20s and to Robt Johnson and his wife formerly my ancient servants 20s apiece and to goodman Froast and his wife in New England 20s to them both and to Mary Dranie 10s to goody Prentis of Gaines Colne 10s and to the widow Brownson anciently my servant 10s and to Thos Prentis and his wife in New England 20s between them which were anciently my servants and to Robt Crow my longest servant 40s these to be paid if they be living within six months after my decease item I do give unto Giles Crow my bailly and Wm Read my butler and Nich Hurrell my groom that now dwell with me 40s apiece if they be my household servants when I die and if any of them be gone from me then but 20s apiece and to every maidservant that dwelleth with with (sic) me when I die 20s apiece and to the boy in the kitchen that is a household servant 5s and unto Ri Silito who is my chief hopman 10s and to all the other hopmen and the husbandmen that that drive my farm woodmen and the oslers that work constantly with me 5s apiece and unto all those that are my servants holding farms of me by lease parcel or otherwise as the widow Spooner Wm Brand Jas Day Jn Burton Francis Ward Jn Colman Ri Hatch Jn Crow Jas Miller of Colchester the sum of 6s apiece to buy every one of them a plain bible into their houses marked with R H and I further will that my executors shall pay unto old goodman Cooper of Hinningham if he be living 10s and 20s a year by 5s a quarter for so long as he shall live
he is dead and unto Bridget Aylett Thomasin and Geo Layer the younger 5s apiece and 4s a year apiece to be paid them by 12d a quarter as long as they shall live and 5s to be paid into mr Josselyne's hands our pastor when I die only for the good of poor goody Finch's children their mother being dead all the rest of my goods and chattels within doors and without which are not herein bequeathed after my debts and legacies and funeral charges which I earnestly desire may not be in any great pomp or state but to carry me decently to the ground I do give unto Mary my beloved wife and unto Margt Eldred and Eliz Harlakenden my two daughters to be equally divided and distributed between them three whom I make sole and joint executors of this my last will and testament only my will and meaning further is that if the 500li which I have given unto my granddaughter Mary Harlakenden in the former part of this my will to be paid by her mother out of the mortgage of Kempsie as formerly expressed which I doubt not in the least but she will see carefully paid for her good and benefit shall not amount unto a full equal share with my beloved wife and two daughters after my debts and legacies and funeral charges are satisfied and discharged and those things I have in this my will particularly given them which I would have to be reckoned or accounted or valued in the same Rich Harlakenden (inserted) then I will that they or the survivors of them shall pay for her use into the hands of mr Ralph Joscelyne our pastor two years after my decease when they have gotten my estate into their hands or as soon as it come in so much as will make my granddaughter Mary Harlakenden a full fourth part with themselves accounting the 500li her mother is to pay her as part of the same but I do not intend or make my granddaughter Mary any executor with my wife or mine own two daughters and I do entreat my beloved wife and my two daughters to see this my will carefully performed in all points as they are able and I do appoint my son in law Jn Eldred esq and Jn Josscelyne esq my steward supervisors of this my last will and testament entreating them to be assistants to my beloved wife and my two daughters that love unity and peace may if god pleaseth be maintained in the family on all hands and I do give unto each of my supervisors the sum of 5li apiece for their pains to be paid within a month after my decease item I do according to and by virtue of the power to me given reserved in and by one indenture bearing date the day of this instant .7. nominate the said Mary Harlakenden my daughter in law and the said Ralph Josselyne clerk guardians of the said Mary my grandchild to receive the rents and profits of all the third part of my manors and hereditaments by the said indenture settled upon her and do dispose of the same according to the said indenture bearing date the 28.7. in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal unto this my last will and testament containing five sheets of paper all written with mine own hand and sealed by me this 30.7.1660 sealed and delivered published and declared as the last will and testament of Rich Harlakenden of Earls Colne esq in the presence of Giles Crow Jas Day Wm Read Geo Andrewes Rich Harlakenden