Wills (ERO D/ACW27/15 D/ACR14/185 Edw Frith 1728 1729)

15.6.1728 (Saturday 15 June 1728)

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in the name of god amen I Edw Frith of Earls Colne in the county of Essex yeoman being sick and weak in body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to god do make this my last will and testament in manner following hereby revoking all former wills by me made imprimis I give and devise unto Mary my loving wife for and during the term of her natural life all that my freehold messuage or tenement with the appurtenances in Earls Colne aforesaid now in my own occupation and in the occupation of Edw Spells and also all my freehold and copyhold lands and tenements lying and being in Chappell alias Pontesbright in the said county of Essex or in some other parish or parishes thereunto near adjoining and now in the occupation of Jn Wistoe or his assigns which were purchased of Dan Whaley and holden of the manor of Tey Magna and after the decease of the said Mary my wife I give and devise the same lands and tenements unto my youngest daughter Rebecca Frith Eliz and her heirs forever item all my other children being provided for by my late uncle Edw Johnson all the rest and residue of my goods chattels cattle corn on the ground stock household stuff and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after my debts legacies funeral charges and probate of this my will shall be satisfied paid and discharged I give the use thereof unto the said Mary my loving wife until the said Rebecca Eliz my daughter shall attain her age of 21yr and as soon as she shall attain the said age I give and bequeath all the said overplus unto the said Rebecca Eliz my daughter but in case she shall happen to die under age and without issue then I give the same unto the said Mary my wife and lastly I do nominate and appoint the said Mary my loving wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Edw Frith have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the 15.6.1728 signed sealed published and declared by the testator in our presence and in his presence attested and subscribed by us this Rebecca being first interlined in three places Sarah Morris Sam Parmeter S Grimston Edw Frith