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Wills (ERO D/ACW18/153 D/ACR9/34 Xoph Mathew 1669 1671)

2.10.1669 (Saturday 2 October 1669)

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in the name of god amen I Xoph Mathew of Earls Colne in the county of Essex cordwainer being of sound and perfect memory do ordain this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former and other wills whatsoever first and above all I commit my soul into the hands of god my blessed saviour and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named and for my worldly goods I dispose as followeth I give and bequeath to Geo Fuller of Colne Engaine my sister's son the sum of 5li to be paid within one month after the decease of Bridget my now wife item I give and bequeath 40s of lawful english money to Hannah the daughter of Jn Mathew my eldest brother to be paid to her within one month after the decease of Bridget my now wife and in case the said Hannah die before the receipt thereof then the said 40s to be divided equally between the children of the said Hannah then living item I give and bequeath unto Jn the son of Jn Mathew my eldest brother the sum of 5li of lawful money of England to be paid to the said Jn within one month after the decease of Bridget my now wife if he be then living item I give and bequeath to Wm Mathew my brother 5s to buy him a pair of gloves all the residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever and wheresoever my debts and funeral expenses first discharged I do give and bequeath to Bridget my loving wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2.10.1669 signed sealed published and declared for his last will and testament in the presence of Ralph Josselin Jn Clarke Jon Woodthorp mark Xoph Mathew