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Wills (ERO D/ACR 20/121 Wm Owers 1821 1821)

19.6.1821 (Monday 19 June 1821)

document 93000690

in the name of god amen I Wm Owers of the parish of Earls Colne in the county of Essex cordwainer being through the abundant mercy and goodness of god though weak in body yet of sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I most humbly bequeath my soul to god my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient merits and mediation of my most compassionate redeemer jesus christ who gave himself to be an atonement for my sins and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto god by him seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them and who I trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner when I come to him for mercy amen blessed be god I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurrection at the last day as for my burial I desire it may be decent without pomp or state at the discretion of my dear wife and my executors hereinafter named who I doubt not will manage it with all possible prudence and as to my worldly estate my will and desire is that all that my copyhold estate with appurtenances thereto belonging which I hold of the manor of Colne Priory and wherein I now dwell situate and being in the parish of Earls Colne aforesaid together with my household furniture stock in trade and other effects of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be which I may be possessed of at the time of my decease shall be sold as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and I do hereby order and direct my executors hereinafter named to sell and dispose of the same for the most money that can be had (and their receipts shall be a sufficient discharge for the same) and the money or monies arising from the sale of my copyhold estate and other effects as aforesaid after payment of my just debts funeral expenses and probate of this my last will and testament I give and bequeath to my loving wife to and for her own use absolutely and for ever and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint mr Wm Siggers of Colne Engaine farmer and mr Jos Milnes of Earls Colne executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will or wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19.6.1821 mark Wm Owers signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Isaac Joslin Watson Jos Spurge Sam Sadd