Wills (ERO D/ABR11/35v Sarah Bundock of Ramsden Bellhouse 1681 1681)

25.3.1681 (Friday 25 March 1681)

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in the name of god amen I Sarah Bundock of Ramsden Bellhouse in the county of Essex widow being sick in body but of sound and perfect sense memory and understanding praise be given unto our almighty god for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz first I give and commend my soul into the hands of almighty god my heavenly creator hoping assuredly through the precious death and merits of jesus christ my blessed saviour and redeemer to receive the full pardon and free remission of all my sins and to be made partaker of his heavenly kingdom and for my body I commend the same unto the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent christian manner as to my executor hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and as touching such worldly estate as the lord in mercy hath bestowed upon me in this life my will and meaning is that the same shall be employed and disposed of in manner and form as hereafter in this my will is expressed that is to say I give an d bequeath unto my daughter Eliz the now wife of Dan Savill of Westhanningfeild in the said county of Essex yeoman the sum of 5s of lawful money of England also I give unto my daughter Sarah the now wife of Josiah Walbergt of Ramsden Belhouse aforesaid husbandman the like sum of 5s of like money I give and bequeath unto Edw Polley of Rawell in the said county of Essex yeoman the sum of 1s of like money which said several legacies so by me bequeathed as aforesaid my will and mind is shall be paid unto them and either of them by my said executor within one month next after my decease and all the rest of my goods chattels household stuff ready money plate debts owing me upon bill bond mortgage or otherwise not herein by me formerly bequeathed after my debts paid and my funeral expenses discharged I give and bequeath the same unto my well beloved son Jn Beerman of Ramsden Bellhouse aforesaid yeoman and I do make and ordain the said Jn Beerman my son whole and sole executor to this my last will and testament contained in this one sheet of paper and I do hereby revoke and annul all former and other wills by me made in witness whereof I the said Sarah Bundock the testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal the 25.3.1681 etc. Sarah Bundock sealed signed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said Sarah Bundock the testatrix in the presence of Mich Chieux Joan Bonstryd