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Wills (ERO D/ACW18/150 D/ACR9/21 Tobias Harris 1670 1671)

18.11.1670 (Friday 18 November 1670)

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in the name of god amen the 18.11.1670 I Tobias Harris of Earls Colne in the county of Essex innkeeper being sick in body but sound in mind and memory thanks be to the almighty and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking all other former wills by me made whatsoever that is to say first and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of the almighty god that gave it me hoping of his infinite goodness and mercy that he will receive it into glory everlasting and as for my body I commend it to the earth to (sic) buried in decent and christian manner at the discretion of my executrix hereafter mentioned and as touching all the worldly estate that it hath pleased god to bless me withal in this life I give devise and dispose the same in manner and form following item first I give and bequeath to my loving wife Theodosia Harris all and singular my freehold messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell and also that part wherein Abrey Garrad now dwelleth with all and every the edifices buildings barns stables outhouses brewing house and brewing vessels yards gardens orchards backsides easements with all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging during the term or time of her natural life and after her decease then to my daughter Rosamund Harris and to her heirs and assigns forever item I give and bequeath unto my brother Edw Harris 1s of lawful money of England to be paid within one month next after my decease item also I give and bequeath unto my brother Robt Harris 1s of lawful money of England to be paid within one month next after my decease and all the rest of my goods and chattels implements whatsoever not yet bequeathed I do give to my said wife whom I do make constitute and ordain Theodosia my well beloved wife my free and sole executrix and I do hereby revoke all other former bequests and executors whatsoever ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Tobias Harris have hereunto set my hand and seal the day month and year first above written signed sealed published and pronounced by the said Tobias Harris as his last will and testament in the presence of J Garrett Jn Bagshawe mark Thos Wade mark Tobias Harris