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Wills (ERO D/ACR 19/216 Catherine Bott 1800 1800)

6.3.1800 (Thursday 6 March 1800)

document 93000490

this is the last will and testament of me Kath Bott of Earls Colne in the county of Essex spinster made by me whilst I am of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding in manner and form following (that is to say) first I give and devise to my sister Sarah Bott of Earls Colne aforesaid spinster and to her heirs forever all that my barn with all and every the freehold and customary or copyhold lands grounds and hereditaments to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining situate lying and being in Earls Colne aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of Wm Owens his assigns or undertenants and which premises were given and devised to me by the will of Wm Bott my late father also I give and bequeath to my niece Eliza King and my nephew Wm King the children of my late sister Mary King deceased the wife of Robt King of Earls Colne aforesaid tailor the sum of £50 apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto them out of my personal estate by my executor hereinafter named at their respective ages of twenty- one years and I will and direct that my executor shall pay my said niece Eliza King and my said nephew Wm King lawful interest for their respective legacies from the end of six calendar months next after my decease until the same shall become due and payable to be applied towards their maintenance and bringing up provided always and I do hereby declare my mind and will to be that in case either of them the said Eliza King and Wm King shall happen to die under the age of twenty-one years and without leaving issue of her or his body lawfully to be begotten then I give and bequeath the legacy of her or him so dying together with all such interest as may be then due for the same unto the survivor of them also I give and bequeath to my cousin Robt Levitt and Mary Levitt the two children of my uncle Robt Levitt of Little Coggeshall in the said county farmer the sum of £20 apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto them out of my personal estate by my executor hereinafter named at their respective ages of twenty-one years and I will and direct that my executor shall pay my said cousins Robt Levitt and Mary Levitt lawful interest for their respective legacies from the end of six calendar months next after my decease until the same shall become due and payable to be applied towards their maintenance and bringing up provided always and I do hereby declare my mind and will to be that in case either of them my said cousins Robt Levitt and Mary Levitt shall happen to die under the age of twenty-one years and without leaving issue of his or her body lawfully to be begotten then I give and bequeath the legacy of him or her so dying together with all such interest as may be due for the same unto the survivor of them also I give and bequeath to my cousins Sarah Bott Mary Bott Wm Bott and Steph Bott the children of my cousin Jos Bott of Great Coggeshall in the said county clothier the sum of £10 apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto them out of my personal estate by my executor hereinafter named at their respective ages of twenty-one years and I will and direct that my executor shall pay my said cousins Sarah Bott Mary Bott Wm Bott and Steph Bott interest for their respective legacies from the end of six calendar months next after my decease until the same shall become due and payable to be applied towards their maintenance and bringing up provided always and I do hereby declare my mind and will to be that in case either of them my said cousins Sarah Bott Mary Bott Wm Bott and Steph Bott shall happen to die under the age of twenty-one years and without leaving issue of her his or their body or bodies lawfully to be begotten then I give and bequeath the legacy or legacies of her him or them so dying together with all such interest as shall be then due thereon unto the survivors or survivor of them equally to be divided between them part and share alike and to be paid and payable in manner and at the time or times their original legacy or legacies shall become payable also after payment of all my just debts my funeral expenses the charges of the probate of this my will and all costs charges and expenses attending the due execution hereof and the aforesaid legacies I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattels stock in trade ready money and securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and not herein before disposed of unto my said sister Sarah Bott to and for her own proper use and behoof also I do nominate constitute and appoint my said cousin Jos Bott sole executor of this my will and lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me at any time or times heretofore made and I do hereby publish and declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said Kath Bott have to this my last will and testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal the 6.3.1800 Kath Bott signed sealed published and declared by the said Kath Bott the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us and by us attested as witnesses thereto in her presence and at her request Jn White mark Eliz Moss mark Sarah Galley