Wills (ERO D/ACW29FLETCHER D/ACR15/189 Martha Fletcher 1712 1745)

29.7.1712 (Tuesday 29 July 1712)

document 5500432

I Martha Fletcher of Earls Colne in the county of Essex widow the relict of Jn Fletcher late of Earls Colne aforesaid innholder lately deceased do make this my last will and testament in manner following humbly resigning my soul into the hands of the almighty who gave it me hoping to be saved through the alone merits of jesus christ my most merciful and gracious redeemer my body I commit to earth to be decently buried imprimis whereas my said late husband in and by his will has given unto Eliz his and my daughter but 40li and has made me his residuary legatee after his debts legacies and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto the said Eliz out of my said residuary legacy or whatever else I have to dispose of the sum of 90li to make her equal with my said husband's other two daughters by his first wife to be paid unto the said Eliz within three months next after my residuary legacy shall or should become due by my executor hereinafter named all the rest and residue of what I have to dispose of I give equally among all my own children and lastly I do nominate and appoint Solomon Grimston of Chappell in the county of Essex gent sole executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29.7.1712 signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us Rebecca Sparow mark Eliz Cooke (may be Eliz Cooke) mark Martha Fletcher