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Wills (ERO D/ACW17/49 Hen Hutton sen 1662 1664/5)

6.5.1662 (Tuesday 6 May 1662)

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in the name of god amen the 6.5.1662 etc. I Hen Hutton the elder of Earls Colne in the county of Essex husbandman being aged frail and weak in body but of good and perfect mind and remembrance I give god thanks therefore I do make ordain and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following and I do herein and hereby utterly renounce and revoke all and every other will and wills by me heretofore made whatsoever first and principally I commit and commend my soul into the hands of almighty god the father my creator and to his forever blessed and beloved son jesus christ my only redeemer and to the holy ghost my comforter and my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried according to my degree and for that part and portion of worldly goods where with it hath pleased god out of his free favour and love to endow me withal I do give and bequeath as followeth imprimis I give and bequeath unto Ann my well beloved wife all my copyhold messuage or tenement in Earls Colne aforesaid wherein I now dwell holden of the said manor by copy of court roll with all the yards or garden plots and their appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging abutting upon the kings highway heading from Earls Colne towards Much Tey on the part towards the south west and upon Rushfeild being parcel of the same and now the land of Rich Harlakenden esq lord of the said manor towards the east and south and upon the land now in the tenure and occupation of Jn Garrad and sometimes of Robt Abbut towards the north for and during the full term of her natural life if she shall keep herself a widow so long and after her death I do give and bequeath the kitchen and the chamber over the same and that parcel of ground or garden plot lying between the land now in the occupation of the said Jn Garrad towards the north and the said kitchen end from the middle part of the chimney to be divided right along all the way into the said highway leading from Earls Colne towards Much Tey unto Robt the son of Guy Hutton of Earls Colne aforesaid husbandman deceased my grandchild and to the heir or heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten forever and for want of such issue I do give and bequeath the same kitchen and garden plot with their appurtenances unto Ann Hutton the youngest sister of the said Robt Hutton and to heir heirs and assigns forever item I give and bequeath unto Prudence the eldest daughter of the said Guy Hutton my grandchild and to the heir or heirs of her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten forever all the other part of my said messuage or tenement yard or garden plot with their appurtenances upon condition that the said Prudence her heirs or assigns shall pay unto Hen Hutton the eldest son of Guy Hutton her brother the full sum of 5li of good and lawful money of England within six months next ensuing after the death of the said Ann my wife and also I will and my true intent and meaning is that if it shall happen that the said Prudence shall die and depart out of this life without issue of her body lawfully begotten as is aforesaid that then I do give and bequeath all that part of the said messuage or tenement yard or garden plot with their appurtenances unto Mary Hutton her sister and to her heirs forever she paying unto the said Hen Hutton her brother the 5li which her sister should have done if she had lived to enjoy the same item I give and bequeath unto Alice the late wife of Guy Hutton of Earls Colne aforesaid widow deceased all that my copyhold tenement or cottage wherein she now dwelleth called Boxted with all the yard orchard and garden plots with their appurtenances holden of the manor of Colne Priory by copy of court roll for and during the full term of her natural life if she shall keep herself a widow so long and after her death or marriage I do give and bequeath five rooms thereof that is to say the hall two low rooms and two chambers over them and two parts of the said yard or garden plots as the same shall be divided and laid out by two men of my own appointing upon consideration# illegible text Hutton my grandson another of my son Guy's sons and to his heirs forever upon a condition that the said Thos his heirs or assigns shall pay unto Mary Hutton his sister the full sum of 5li of good and lawful money of England within five years next ensuing after he shall come to enjoy the same item I give and bequeath unto Wm Hutton another of my grandchildren all that room to be parted and divided from the chimney eastward and the third part of the said yard or garden plot with a way to pass and repass from the said room into the street and to his heirs and assigns forever 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 Ann my wife for and during the full term of her natural life and after her death I do give and bequeath the same unto every one of my grandchildren to be equally divided between them part and part like at the discretion of Geo Cressener of Earls Colne aforesaid gent my very loving neighbour and friend and I do make and ordain the said Ann my wife to be my only sole executrix to this my last will and testament and I do make and ordain Geo Cressener to be my supervisor hereof to see this my will well and faithfully performed in every thing according to my true intent and meaning before herein above mentioned in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day month and year above written sealed acknowledged published and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us Wm Adams scrivener Rich Fisher mark Jas Day mark Hen Hutton