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Wills (ERO D/ACR 21/486 Susanna Wenden 1828 1833)

19.6.1828 (Tuesday 19 June 1828)

document 93000800

in the name of god amen I Susanna Wenden of the parish of Earls Colne in the county of Essex widow being in good health and of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be to god for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first my will and desire is that the one undivided moiety of a copyhold estate which I hold of the manor of Earls Colne aforesaid by copy of court roll bearing date 9.2.1796 shall be sold as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and I do hereby authorise empower and direct my executors hereinafter named to sell and dispose of the same either by public auction or private contract which to them shall seem most profitable and out of the money arising from the sale thereof after deducting the necessary expenses attending such sale or sales my will and desire is first that my sons Dan Jn Jas and Joseph shall be paid and reimbursed all the money which I have received and which I shall hereafter receive of them for my support as will appear written in a book kept for that purpose as I receive it, attested by a creditable witness thereto and the remainder of such purchase money I do direct shall fall into the residue of my estate to be disposed of as is hereinafter directed and my will and desire is that the purchaser or purchasers of my said estate shall not be accountable for the nonapplication of misapplication of the purchase money thereof but that the receipt of my executors hereinafter named or the survivor of them shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the same also I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named all my household furniture plate linen and china upon trust and confidence nevertheless and to the intent and purpose that they or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor do as soon as conveniently may be after my decea se sell and dispose of the same and the money arising from the sale or sales thereof after deducting the expense attending such sale or sales together with the remainder of the purchase money of my estate as aforesaid and together with the residue of my estate and effects of whatsoever nature kind or quality the same may be which I may be possessed of at the time of my decease after payment of my just debts funeral expenses and probate of this my last will and testamen t my will and desire is shall be equally divided between all my children share and share alike to them their heirs and assigns absolutely and for ever and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Jn who is bailiff to mr Johnson of Hatfield Peverel Essex and my son Joseph executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19.6.1828 mark Susanna Wenden signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Susanna Wenden in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Isaac Joslin Watson Mary Eliz Inman both of Earls Colne Hen Box of Walsall