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Daniel Woolvett 1853
Daniel Woolvett 1853
WILL

of DANIEL WOOLVETT, Mariner, of Brightlingsea, Essex.
Died 24th October 1862 at Brightlingsea.
Dated 14th April 1853
Proved 29th December 1862, by Eliza Woolvett, Widow, Relict, and Sole Executrix.

All debts and funeral expenees to be first paid.

Bequest:
"All and every my household furniture, linen, wearing apparel, books, plate, pictures, china, horses, carriages, carts, and also every sum and sums of money which may be in my house or about my person or which may be due to me at the time of my decease, and also all my other monies invested in stocks funds and securities for money book debts money on bonds bills notes or other securities and. all and every other my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever both reel and personal whether in possessien reversion remainder or expectancy, (I give and bequeath) unto my dear wife Eliza Woolvett to and for her own use and benefit absolutely."

EXECUTRIX Eliza Woolvett, my wife.

Daniel Woolvett.

Witnessed: Benjamin Went
George Russell
 
 
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Daniel Woolvitt Will 1745
Daniel Woolvitt Will 1745
Will proved 27 March 1745, 'D/ACR 15/182 1745

TRANSCRIPT of WILL of DANIEL WOOLVITT of DOVERCOURT, ESSEX.

In the Name of GOD Amen I DANIEL WOOLVITT of Dovercourt in the county of Essex Farmer being weak of Body but of a sound and disposing Mind and Memory thanks be to God but considering the Certainy of Death and the uncertainy of the Time thereof Do therefore this nineth Day of March in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred. and Forty Two make and Declare this my last Will and Testament in. Manner and Form following that is to Say First and principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God who gave it me believing the Remission of Sins and Everlasting Life through the Mind, ? and Mediation of Our ever blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my Body to bp buried, in a decent and Christian Like Manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as for that worldly Estate wherewith it hath or shall please God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows
First I give and bequeath to my loving Mother Sarah Barnard in consideration of her many services heretofore done me the sum of Fifty Pounds she first giving a Bond to leave my dear Wife Ann one third Part of all the Effects- she shall die with or possessed of
Also after my Funeral Charges and other charges are paid I give and bequeath unto my dear & loving Wife Ann all the rest of my Goods, Chattels, and Effects of what nature and kind whatsoever they shall or may be at the Time of my decease
And Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my said dear and loving Wife Ann Executrix or Executor) together with my loving Father Mr William Richman the Elder of Harwich of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former or other Wills whatsoever by me made
In Witness whereof I the said Daniel Woolvitt have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written
Danl. Woolvitt
Signed sealed published and declared by the above Named Daniel Woolvitt the Testator as & for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us whose Names are hereunto subscribed who did, each of Us set our Names as Witnesses hereto in his presence and at his request in his own dwelling House Jno, Coleman Robert Nenell/Nevell (?) Willm. Richman

[Proved the twenty seventh Day of March in the Year of our Lord 1745 Before the Reverend Thomas Gibson Clk A.M.Lawful Surrogate ??? By the Oath of Anne Woolvit Widow the Relict of the Deceased one of the Executors To whom Administration was granted she being first sworn duly to Administer Power being reserved of making the like Grants to Mr William Richman the Elder the other Executor named in the above Will upon his Application.]
 
 
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Edmund Wolvet Will 1612
Edmund Wolvet Will 1612
[D/ABW 41/79 1612]
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In the name of god Amen the xxiijtie day of October Anno domini 1612 1 Edmund Woluet of Maningtre & parish of Mistley in the countye of Essex. Tayler beinge sicke in bodye yet of perfect remembrance thankes be to god almightie doe make & ordeyne this my last will & testament as followeth, that is to say, principallye I doe give & bequeeth my soule into the handes of allmightie god my creator & maker steedfastlye beleeveinge that through the onelye merites of Jesus Christ his sonne & my alone redemer & savior I shall haue free remission of all my synnes & shalbe partaker of his celestiall & heavenlye kingdome

Item I giue and bequeeth vnto Rachell my wife my house & tenement in Maningtre aforesaid dureinge her life naturall

Item my will is & I doe hereby give & bequeeth my said house in Maningtre with all & every thappurtenances thereto belonginge vnto John Woluet my sonne & to his heires for ever at the death of the said Rachaell my wife

Item I giue and bequeeth vnto my said wife whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament all the rest of my goodes & chattelles moveable & vnmovable as bylls bonds writinges ready money nappry lynnen & wollen shipinge with all tackle thereto belonginge & all other my goodes soever as by an Inventory may appere dureinge her wydowhoode

Item my will is further that if my said wife shall marry againe that then all my forebequeethed goodes shalbe equally devided betwext my said wife and the said John Woluet my sonne And thus I comitt my soule into the handes of allmightie god

Edmund Woluet his (x) marke

Red sealed & deliuered in the presence of Robert Beadle George Pegrem Greg. Maison

[Proved 2 December 1612]
 
 
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Ellen Woolvet Will 1587
Ellen Woolvet Will 1587
[D/ABW 40/99 1587] Ellen Wolvet:


In the name of god Amen I Ellen Wolvet late wief of John Woolvet of Manningtre in the countie of Essex Tailor decased beinge in my pure widoweheade and ordaine this my presente testament contaynine my last will of all that my messuage and tenement recited and specified in a certaine dede of feoffment by me made to John Brande Richard Pike Tho.Backler and Joachin Kinge as by the same dede bereinge date the daie of the dait of theis presentes whereunto this my presente testament annexed more plainelie doe and maie appeare And also of all those my moveable goodes householde stuffe and ymplementes of howseholde whatsoeuer now in the proper possession of me the said Ellen

Firste I will that the said Feoffers and there heires and all other person
and personns wch. beine or shalbe seased of the premisses and of euerie
parte thereof shall stande and be seased by vertue of the said dede of and
in the premisses and of euerie parte and parcel] thereof to the vses
purposes and ententes hereafter in theis presentes mencioned and declared
and to none other vses purposes and ententes That is to saie to the vse
of me the said Ellen duringe my lief natural] without ympechement of any
mannor of waist and after my decease then to the vse of the said feoffes
and there heires to the intent that the said feoffers or the suruivors of
them and there heires shall and may lawfullie for the highest price they
can sell allen and convey awaie by theire dede or dedes enrowled or
otherwyse all the same messuage wth. the appertenances by due order and
forme of lawe to any mannor of person or personns and there heires And
that all suche monye as shall or maie come arise or accrewe by and vpon
the sale of the same messuage shalbe distributed and equallie paide porcion
and porcion alike to and amonge John Wollvet Edmunde Woolvet Elizabeth
wief of Edwarde Blunt of Colchester and Agnes the wief of Christopher
Cooke my children


Item I will yt. yf any of my said children die and decease before the sale be made that then the parte or porcion of him or her so deceased to remaine and discende to the heire or heires of him or hir so deceased

Item I will that yf any of my children shalbe mynded at the tyme of the sale and the alienacion of the same howse to buye the same That then they or any of them so minded shall haue the preferment of the purchase yerof before any other yealdinge and paieinge therefore so muche monye as any other wolde for the same And further I geve vnto the said feoffers and the suruivors of them or any of them full poore righte and aucthoritie to make demise acknowledge enseale and deliuer all suche goode sufficient and lawfull writinges and assurances in the lawe as shall or maie be deuised or aduised by the byer or purchaser of the same messuage with clause of warrantes against them and there heires

Also I will that my said children that is to saie John Wolvet Edmunde Wolvet and Edwarde Blunte and Xpofer Cooke shall yerelie from tyme to tyme duringe the natural] lief of me the said Ellen betwene them equallie paie and distribute suche somes of monie as shalbe nedefull and necessarie to be bestowed in and aboute the nedefull reparacion of the said howse and tenemente and euerie parcel] thereof in consideracion whereof I geve and bequeathe vnto the said John Woolvet my sonne one flockebed with a bolster thereunto belonginge and also one blanket one pare of sheetes one shete of holland and the other of Canvas with one couerlet wch. I haue defluered hirri alceadie

Item I geve vnto the said John my sone one pewter platter and one sawser and one table and a forme standinge in the hall Also I geve vnto him my greatest ketle wch. is vnbounde and one candlesticke of latten my little newe chare and half a dozen of rounde trenchers

Item I geve vnto Edmunde Wolvet my sonne one flocke bed and the bedsteadles standinge on the Chamber elce soller next the streete with one bolster one pare of corse sheetes and a couerlet Item I geve vnto the said Edmunde my seconde ketle that is vnbounde and one small ketle one frieinge pann a latten candlesticke and a chare that I bought of Salmons wief

Item I geve vnto Agnes Wolvet the daughter of my sonne Edmunde Woolvet one pewter platter and a pewter sawser

Item I geve vnto my daughter Elizabeth the wief of Edward Blunt of Colchester one flocke bed two pillowes and two pillowbers and ye standinge bedsteadle on the other soller one copper kettle one bowle contayninge a pecke my best latten candlesticke one bushel] pot my greate brasse pot and the pothookes to them one pewter platter one sawser a litle chaire and a buffet stoole

Item I geve vnto my daughter Agnes the wief of Xpofer Cooke my ioyned cobberd standinge in the hall Item I geve vnto the said Agnes one litle brasse pott with the pot hookes my best flocke bedd with the bedsteadles in the chamber and one couerlet a bolster one pillowe one pare of older blancketes one paire of sheetes the one of holland the other of canvas the greate tray one latten candlesticke half a dozen of white trenchers one pewter dishe and a pewter sawser my greate chaire and a small ketle

Item I geve vnto my two sonnes John and Edmunde all my netes yf I leave any behinde me at the daie of my deathe to be equallie deuided and parted betwene them, allwaies prouided that yf it shall happen any of my children shall happen to die or decease before they haue receiued there legacie of moveable goodes by me to them geven and bequeathed Then I will that the parte or porcion of him or hir so deceased shall remaine and fall or discende to the heire or heires of him or hir so deceased

Item I geve vnto James Cooke the sonne of Xpofer Cooke by Agnes my daughter one yren drippinge pann and a pewter saltseller

And further I ordaine and make Edmunde Wolvet and Xpofer Cooke my executors of this my presente testament conteyninge my last will to exequute the same and distribute the legacies before geven accordinge to this effecte tenure entent and trewe meaninge of this my presente testament

And lastlie my ente[nt] is that yf at the daie of my deathe and departure oute of this worlde I shall happen to have any moveable goodes or howseholde stuffe in theis presentes not mencioned geven nor bequeathed either then in the custodie of me the said Ellen or the kepeinge of any other my debtes paide my funeral] rites accomplished my legacies performed and in euerie respecte to this my presente testament trulie exequuted that they be equallie distributed by my said executors to and amonge my saide children John Wolvet Edmund Wolvet Elizabeth Blunte and Agnes Cooke or to theires of them yf they shall happen any of them to departe this lief before the said porcion be had made or ..

In Witnesse whereof I haue to this presente laste will and testament sette my seale subscribed my name in the presence of those whose names are hereunder written dated the xvth. of Maie anno domini 1581 in the yeare of the Reigne of our most drede soueraigne ladie Elizabeth by the grace of god of Englande Fraunce and Ireland queene defendor of the faithe the xxiij

Enocke Moore Roberte Birde William Haruie

per me Samuele Moore

Ellen Wolvet hir marke

[Proved 27th October 1587 by the executors. Inventory valued at
£3.16s.8d.]
 
 
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Ellen Woolvet Will: 1587 Part 2
Ellen Woolvet Will: 1587 Part 2
 
 
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Ellen Woolvet Will: 1587 Part 3
Ellen Woolvet Will: 1587 Part 3
 
 
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Francis Wooluet Will: 1629
Francis Wooluet Will: 1629
Translation of Will.

{D/ABW 49/199 1629}

In the name of god amen. I Francis Wooluet of Ingatestone in the County of Essex beinge sicke in bodye but present in memory thankes be giuen to god doe make this my last will & Testament in manner & forme Followinge first I bequeath my soule into the handes of allmighty god and my bodye to buried in the Church yeard of Ingatestone next I doe Ordayne & make Joane my moste deare & Louinge wife to be my full & whole Executor to see my debtes payed my Legasies performed & my body to be honestly buried as aforesayd.

Item I giue to my brother Richard Wooluet all my wearinge apparrell, if the sayd Richard doe escape this sicknes

And further I giue to my wife whome I haue made my executor all my goodes Chattelled & moueables whatsoever, duringe her naturall life, And at her discease I bequeathe all of it to my brother John Wooluet & to his heires for ever, vupon this condicion that he shall giue to my sister Joane the somme of three powndes.

Lastlye I appoin my vncle Frauncis Bernard and Henry Smithe to be my Supervisores And I giue them for ther paynes tenn shillinges.

In wittnes whereof I haue herunto putt my hande the eight daye of Aprill Anno Domini 1629

The marke (x) of me Frauncis Wooluet

Witnesses Frauncis Bernard Henry Smyth

[Proved at Chelmsford 2 Jun 1629]



 
 
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Joane Wouluet Will: 1591
Joane Wouluet Will: 1591
[D/ABW 40/150 1591]

Wouluet, Joane 12 Maij 1591

In the name of god amen In the monethe of Aprill 1591 Joane Wouluet of Westmersey in the Countye of Essex sicke of bodye but of good & perfect memorye made and declared her laste will & testamente nuncupatiue in manner & forme followinge Firste she gaue & bequeathed vnto Wm Wooluet her sonnes sonne a flockebed a bolster & a paire of borded bedstedles. Item she did giue & bequeathe vnto xpopher Christopher Wooluett one fether pillowe & one pewter platter And all the reste of her goodes bothe moveable and vnmouable whatsoeuer she gaue & bequeathed vnto her daughter Rose whome she made sole and onelie executrix of this hir laste will. Witnesses herevnto Michaell Harvye, Wm Cooke.

Probatum fuit hoc; testamentum xijo Maij 1591 per executricem in eodem testamento nominatam eique commissa administracio &c de bene &c saluo & ciurat.

[Will proved 12 May 1591 by the executrix named therein, to whom was granted administration, etc.]
 
 
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Joane Woulvet Will: 1593
Joane Woulvet Will: 1593
[D/ABW 40/191 1593]

Joane Woluett Registratur In the name of god amen the 23 daye of June 1593, 1 Joane Woulvet of Ingatestone parishe beinge sicke in boddye but of a good & perfecte remembraunce thankes be to god, doe make & ordeyne this my laste will & teastament in manner & forme fo llowinge Fyrste I bequeathe my soule into the handes of almightye god trustinge to be saved by the deathe of Jesus Christe, & my bodye to be buried in Christian buriall,

Item I give & bequeathe vnto my uncle Henry Butt & to Joane his wyfe all my goodes & monye to be equally devided betwen them,

Item I make my sayd vnckell my sole executor of this my last will & teastament.

Witnesses John Woddell & Thomas (x) Butt with others

the (x) marke of Joane Woulvett

[Probate was granted 11 July 1593, and the executor was sworn, etc.] 
 
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John Woluet Will: 1596
John Woluet Will: 1596
[D/AER 17/168 1596]

Woluet John Inprimis I giue vnto Margaret my wyfe 1 kine & two yonge bullockes Item I giue vnto the saide Margaret my wyfe all suche sheepe as I haue. for the sheepe wch are at my mothers I will she consider for the keepinge Item I giue vnto my mother all the rest of my Cattell wch is at Cockclarkes

Item I giue vnto Peter my brother 1 buf payre of breeches wch I use to weare and 1 doublette 1 payre of Netherstocke my beste payre of shooes Item I giue vnto Margaret my wyfe my Parte of oates wch are at Cockclarkes she bearinge halfe the Charge of the fensinge All the rest of my goodes I giue to Margaret my wyfe whome I make my Executrixe Yf my wyfe be nowe wth Childe I giue vnto the same six poundes thirtene shillinges & fowre pence otherwise the same to remaine vnto the sayde Margaret my wyfe Witnesses Agnes Brett Christofer ?Kinge Peter Woluett

[Proved Saturday 15th May 1596 by the oath of the executrix] 
 
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John Wolvett Will: 1606
John Wolvett Will: 1606
[D/ABW 41/79 1606]

Wolvet John

The xjth daye of december 1606 Be it knowen vnto all men by these presentes yt I John Wolvet of Springefeild in the County of Essex labourer being sick & weak in body but of good & perfect remembrance thanckes be given to almighty God do Franckly & frely give vnto my oul d Mres [mistress] Susan Tailer the wyfe of William Tailer parson of Boswelles porcion in Springefeild aforesayd, All that litle mony debtes & other goodes of. myne whatsoeuer & in whose handes or in what place soeuer the same are to be founde aswell towardes some satisfaccion of the charges costes & paynes she hath imployed in & aboute the keping & cherishinge of mee in my former sicknesses as also nowe in this greate extr emyty of myne & also towardes the disbursinge & payment of my funerall & other necessarie expences after my decease or departure out of this life In witnes wherof I haue herevnto subscribed & putte my seale the daye & yeare first aboue writ ten

In the presence of John Watkin John Feild & others 
 
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John Woolvett Will 1842..Proved 1851
John Woolvett Will 1842..Proved 1851
TRANSCRIPT of WILL of JOHN WOOLVET of BRADWELL. ESSEX. 1842

In the Name of GOD AMEN I JOHN WOOLVET of Bradwell in the County of Essex do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner as follows I bequeath to my dear wife SARAH WOOLVET the whole of my household goods and furniture with everything appertaining or belonging to me at my dwelling house knowing by the name of the Green Man in the parish of Bradwell in the county of Essex aforesaid 1 also bequeath to my dear wife SARAH WOOLVET a smack or fishing vessel. known by the name of the OYSTER of Maldon with her boat tackling and gear and all that belongeth to her I do hereby nominate and appoint my dear wife SARAH WOOLVET Executrix and WILLIAM MASKELL Dredgerman of Brightlingsea in the county of Essex Executor to this my will 1 do authorize that after the decease of my dear wife WILLIAM MASKELL my aforesaid exectuor shall sell and dispose of all my property whatsoever and wheresoever as soon as convenient and after paying all just debts and reasonable demands the residue and amount of sale of my effects to be equally divided my son JOHN WOOLVET and my daughters HARRIET MASKELL ELIZABETH VINCENT Widow and ELIZA MARTIN and I bequeath the same accordingly In Witness hereof 1 the said. JOHN WOOLVET Testator to this my last Will and Testament do revoke all former wills set my hand and seal this 14th day of March in the year of our Lord 1842 Signd Seald Publish and declared by the said. JOHN WOOLVET as and for his last Will. and Teatament in our presence and attested by us in his presence and in each others presence JOHN WOOLVET (SEAL) Witness's THOMAS BABBS

WILLIAM FELTON

Proved on the 15th day of July 1851 before the Revd. EDWARD RUSSELL HORWOOD Clerk Surrog * by the oaths of SARAH WOOLVET Widow and WILLIAM MASKELL the Extrix and Extor to whom admon * was granted they being
first sworn duly to administer. Under 200.
 
 
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Joseph Woolvett Will: 1809
Joseph Woolvett Will: 1809
TRANSCRIPT of WILL of JOSEPH WOOLVETT of BRIGHTLINGSEA, ESSEX.

In the name of GOD Amen I JOSEPH WOOLVETT of the parish of Brightlingsea in the county of Essex Blacksmith being of sound mind and memory and understanding thanks be given unto GOD calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Exectors hereinafter mentioned nothing doubting but that at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as for touching such real and personal Estates and Effects wherewith it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life after my Just Debts Funeral Expenses and Probate of this my last Will and Testament are all paid I give Give devise and bequeath in the following manner IMPRIMIS I Give devise and bequeath to my son JOSEPH WOOLVETT the whole of my Blacksmith business with all my Stock in my Blacksmiths Shop of every Denomination whatsoever and wheresoever belonging to me at my decease ITEM and it is my Will and devise that all my Household Furniture Goods Chattles & Effects shall be sold for the most money that can be had or gotten for the same as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease and after deducting the expenses attending such Valuation or Sale I do hereby give and bequeath the money arising by such Valuation or Sale together with all the rest and residue of my Bills Debts Dues and demands whatsoever and wheresoever belonging to me at my Decease I give and bequeath to my five children SAMUEL WOOLVETT,THOMAS WOOLVETT,JOHN WOOLVETT,SUSAN BRAGGG & SARAH WRINCH equally to be divided between them share and share alike and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Son JOSEPH WOOLVETT Executor and my daughter SUSAN BRAGG Executrix of this my last Will & Testament revoking all former wills and making them void I do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the seventeenth day of March and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Six == Jos, Woolvett his Mark
Signed Sealed and declared by the said Joseph Woolvett to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereof in the presence and at his request of the said testator ..,.. Witness... . Samuel Bockin += Thos Wenlock

Proved on the fourth Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and nine before the Reverend William Wade Clerk
Surrogate*** by the Oaths of Joseph Woolvett son of the deceased and
Susan Bragg Daughter of the deceased the executors to whom
Administration*** was granted they being first sworn duly to administer.
 
 
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Nicolas Woluet Will: 1573
Nicolas Woluet Will: 1573
[D/ABW 39/318 1573]
In the name of god Amen the xiiijtenth daie of June in the yere of our lorde god a thowsand Five hundred threscore and thirtene, I Nicolas Woluet of Southaninfild in the countie of essex do make constitute and orden this my present last wil l and testament in manner and forme here followinge, Firste I do commend my soule to Almightie god my maker and to Jesus Christ my Redemer Trusting assuredly to haue remission of all my synnes by his deathe and throughe the Sheadinge of his bloude And I will my body to be buryed within the parishe churche yarde where it shall please almightie god to call me out of this transsitorie worlde And as for my worldly goodes I will them as here after followethe First I geve & bequeath to Peter Wolvet my eldest son fyve kene yonge good and lawful] to be delyuered vnto hym at the michelmas twelmonethe next after my decease by myne executrice here after named And also one gray geldinge to be delyuere d to hym immediatly after my departure out of this world. Also I geue hym more ij ewes iij bordes to make hym a cheste and one mattries & a bedstedle forthwith after my departure Item I geue and bequeathe to my son John Wolvet Fyve kene good yonge & lawfull to be delyuered to hym at the age of xviijten yeres, and ii ewes whiche shalbe delyuered to hym immediatly after my decease And iij bordes to make hym a cheste.

Item I geue and bequeath to my dawghter Anne Wolvet Fyve kene yonge good and lawful] to be delyuered vnto hir at the age of xxte yeres And if any of my foresaid three children do decease before the tyme appoynted in this my said will Then I will that his parte or hir parte so dyinge Shalbe equally shiffted parte and parte a like to the rest that then shalbe lyvinge & the o ne to be the other heier. The rest and Ressydew of my goodes moveable and vnmoueable my debtes paid my legacies fulfilled and my body honestly brought in earthe I geue and bequeath them to Johane [Joanj my wyfe who I make and appoynte my sole executrice of this my w ill And also I will that he who shall happen to mary with my wife Shall before the daie of hir maryage put in sufficient bondes to my overseer for the performance of the legacies herein my said will mencioned And if he Refuse so to be bonde That then my overseer to take the goodes into his handes to the performance of my legacies according to this my will

And I make & orden Thomas Tybold my brother in Lawe my overseer & he to haue for his paynes vjs. viijd.

Witnesses herevnto Robert Blake gentleman Rycherd Marchall & xpoffer [Christopherl Dale. X 
 
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Richard Wolvet Will: 1673
Richard Wolvet Will: 1673
[D/AER 22/204 1673]

T. Woolvett Richardi In the Name of God Amen The fifth day of December in the three & twentieth yeare of the reign of our Soueraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France & Ireland Defender of the Faith &c Annoque Domini 1673 I Richard Woollvett of Blackmore in the County of Essex yeoman being in reasonable trouble of body and of perfect minde & remembrance (praised be to God therefore) doe make & declare this my present Testament & last will in manner & fo rme following First and before all thinges I Commend my Soule into the handes of Allmighty God my maker & Creator from whom I had & received the same Assuredly trusting & beleivinge that by the death & meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer to h ave free remission & forgivenes of all my sinnes and eternal] Life in the Kingdome of heaven amongst the Sts. of God And my bodie I Commit to the earth from whence it ~e to be buried in decent and Christian burial] at the discretion of my.E x*cutor hereafter named, and for that worldly wealth & substance wh~th it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as followeth Item I give and bequeath to Joane my loveing wife Tenn poundes of lawfull monie for ... to be paid unto her within six months next after my decease And alsoe my best Bedsteddle with the Feather bedd and all other the Furniture thereunto bel ongin'g and also three paire of sheetes

Item 1 give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Wolvett the sum of Tenn pounds of lawful] monie of England to be paid unto her within one year next after my decease and alsoe two paire of sheetes

Item 1 give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Wolvett Twentie shillinges to be paid unto her within six monthes after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Springham twenty shillings to be paid unto her within six months next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Wolvett the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawfull monie of England to be paid unto her within six months next after my decease

I give & bequeath unto my Grandchild John Dunne Five pounds of lawf ull monie of England to be paid unto him at the age of One & twentie yeares Item all the rest of my goodes Cattell chattells household stuff Lynen pewter brass debts readie monie & whatsoever other thing of myne I give & bequeath unto my sonne Richard Wolvett whom I make sole Executor of this my last will and Testa mant

And I doe hereby revoke all my former wills & bequests

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare First above written

Richard Wolvett

Signed sealed and published in the presence of Tho. ..ittes Robert Petchey.

[Probate incomplete] 
 
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Richard Wolvet Will: 1684
Richard Wolvet Will: 1684
[D/ABW 45/40 1684]

T. Richardi Woolvett In the Name of God Amen I Richard Woolvett of Blackemore in the County of Essex yeoman being somewhat indisposed in body but of sound & perfect minde & memory doe make & ordaine this my last will and Testament & principally I giue & commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God hopeing and assuredly beleiveing to haue full and free remission and pardon of all my sinns by and through the merits death and passion of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ My body I giue to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named

My worldly estate & goods I dispose of as followeth Imprimis I doe giue & bequeath unto my nephew John Dunn & his heires All that my Customary Messuage or Tenement with the Barnes Stables Landes and appertenances thereunto belonging called Kemps conteyning three acres lying and being in Ingatestone in the said County of Essex & now in the tenure of John Salmon or his assignes Item I doe giue devise and bequeath vnto my nephew Joseph Springham sonn of my sister Mary Springham & his heaires All that Tenement called delmares alias Copmore alias Beggars Hill or by what other name or names with all the Crofts of land thereunto belonging conteyning by estimacion nine acres more or lesse holden of the Mannor of Ingatestone & now in the tenure of Robert Johnson vpon Condition neverthelesse That he the said Joseph Springham & his heires shall within three monthes next after my decease well and truly pay or cause to be paid vnto my nephew John Springham sonn of my sister Elizabeth Springham Forty poundes of lawfull mony of England And if it shall happen that the said Joseph Springham or his h eires doe and shall make default of payment of the said summe of Forty pounds to the said John Springham contrary to this my will That then it shall or may be lawful] to & for the said John Springham to enter into and upon the said Tenement lands & premisses giuen to the said Joseph Springham & his heires as aforesaid & the same to haue hold & enjoy vntill the said summe of Forty pounds be fully satisfied and paid Item I doe giue & bequeath vnto my deare and loveing wife Joane Woolvett All those two parcells of Land lying and being in Blackemore aforesaid called Saburies Feilds conteining six acres more or lesse To hold the same to the said Joane & h er assignes for and dureing the terme of her naturall life & after her decease my will is that they be and remaine to my right heires for ever

Item I giue and bequeath vnto my sisters Mary Springham Sarah Watson Elizabeth Springham & Jane Turner Forty shillings apeece to be paid them at a months end after my decease

Item I giue unto the poore of Blackmore aforesaid twenty shillings to be paid and distributed amongst them by the Churchwardens and Overseers of Blackmore All the rest of my goodes Chattelles household stuffe plate readi moneys billes bondes Leases Mortgages & other my personall estate whatsoever My debtes Legacies & funeral] expences being first paid & discharged I doe giue and bequeath unto the said Joane my wife whome I make sole Executrix of this my last will & testament hereby revokeing all former willes by me made

In witnes whereof I haue hereunto sett my hand & seale the First day of September in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred Eighty and foure

Richard Woolvett signed sealed and defluered published & declared by the said Richard Woolvett as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of James Nash Tho. Sandford John Terry's marke Robert Barker

[Proved at Chelmsford by the oath of Joan Woolvett widow of the deceased and executrix named in his will to whom was granted administration: (date not stated)] 
 
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Richard Wooluet Will: 1624
Richard Wooluet Will: 1624
In the name of god amen the xvth day of Janvuarye 1624 I Richard Wooluet of Ingatstone in the Countye of Essex beinge sicke in bodye but perfecte in memorie thankes be Giuen to God doe make this my last will & testament in mannor & forme Following, vid.
first I Comend my soule into the handes of almightye god hopeing assuredly thoroughe the onlye merittes of Jesus Christ my sauiour & redeemer to be made partaker of life everlastinge, next I Comend my body to the earthe whereof it was made,
Item I giue to my sonne John Wooluet one tenament lyinge & beinge within the parishe of Fryerninge beinge Freehould with thappurtenances thervnto belonginge, provided allwayes that if Christopher Merritt or his assignes doe paye vnto the sayd John Wooluet or his assignes the somme of xxx li. of lawfull englishe money in mannor & forme followinge, vid. x li. vpon the first of November next, & x li. vpon the first of November next after that, & other x li. vpon the first of November next Following that, which sommes of money beinge payd accordingly my will is that the sayd Christopher should haue all the deedes & wrightinges of for & Conserninge the sayd Free hould,
also I Giue him xviij li. & xviij s., which John Stratton should paye me vpon the xxth. of October 1625 & if default of payment be made, then I giue him all the right tyfle & Interest which I the sayd Richard haue or hereafter myght haue of one tenament lyinge withein the parish of Mourten, in lew of the sayd xviij li. xviij s. & I giue him one payer of flexen sheetes & one payer of towen sheetes & three pewter dishes
Item I giue to Elizabeth Wooluet my Grandaughter iij li. to be payd to her by her Father out of that money before bequeathed when she shall come to the age of xviij yeares
Item I giue to my sonne Thomas Wooluet whome I haue made my executor & to the heires of his body lawfully beggotten one tenament called Kempes together with Walland & the rest of my Grownd belonging to the same Conteyninge by estimacion xj akers more or lesse, execept & alwayes reserued out of these premises one Cottage yeard & garden plotte thervnto belonging called the kittchen, Conteyning by estimacion v perches more or lesse with thappurtenances to the same, whiche was in the tenor & occupation of the widdow Hogg late deceased, withe a Fitt & Conveniente waye with horsses & Carttes at all times when occation shalbe offerred to goe into through & frome the same Cottage for my sonne Frauncis Wooluet his heires or assignes & likewise a Fitt & Convenient place for to ]aye his timber & wood at all times in the yarde of the sayd Thomas Wooluet without any lett or molestation
Item I giue to my sonne Frauncis Wooluet & to the heires of his body lawfully begotten one Cottage yeard & Gardenplott before excepted Called the kitchen withe thappurtenances belonging to the same Conteyning v perches more or lesse, with a Fitt & Convenient waye withe horsses & Carttes & for the layinge of timber & woode at all times when need shall require, as is aboue mentioned, without any lett or disturbance, & also Sufficient timber to repration his houuse as often as need shall require ofe of Walland Grownd at the discretion of my ouerseers, & likwise two loades of
wood yearely & every year of the sayd premises during the natural] life of the sayd Frauncis & his heires also I giue (?)x li. to be payd by my executor within six monthes after my decease & As. yearely & every yeare during the natural] life of the sayd Frauncis, to be payd quarterly, & if it shall happen that my sonne Thomas doe not pay to my sonne Frauncis all those legasies before bequeathed as they ought to be payed, then my will is that Frauncis should haue Thomases parte, & Thomas Frauncis parte, Frauncis paying that to Thomas whiche Thomas should haue payed to Frauncis, & if ether of them Chaunce to dye without issue the one of them to be heire to the other after,
Further I giue to Frauncis a littell tabell standing in the hall, a glascase in the Chamber, a Joyne bedstead in the same, withe a Couerlett blankett boulster & my best brass pott, to be giuen him at his day of marriage or at the death of his mother in law which shall come first my quarne I Giue to Thomas & Frauncis ioyntly together
Item I giue to my sonne Richard Wooluet & to the heires of his body lawfully begotten one tenament called torners with all the landes & growndes thervnto belonginge Conteyning by estimacion three acers more or lesse, vpon this Condicion that he shall paye to Joane my wife the soume of iij li. yearlye & every yeare at two the most vsuall feast dayes of payment in the yeare, vntill the sayd Richard shall come to the age of xxi yeares, then my will is that my wife shall haue her third out of that land, also I giue him the bedd & all that belongeth to it in the kitchen Chamber & the table in the milkhouse & further I giue hime x li. to be payed by my executor in mannor & forme Following, vid. v li. within one monthe after my decease & other v li. within a twelue monthe after, the which x li. shalbe payed to my brother in law Frauncis Bernard whome I haue made Choyse of to be gardian to my sonne Richard, for to sell & lett the sayd tenament Called tornors, vntill the sayd Richard shall come to the age of xxj yeares
Item I giue to my daughter Joane Wooluet the soume of xl li. to be payd to her by my executor when she shall come to the age of xxi yeares or at the day of her mariage whiche of them shall come firste if my ouerseers shall approue of the mariage, also I giue her the bedsteade in the Chamber next the stayers with a Couerlett blankett boulster & my Fetherbed in the sayd Chamber one litle brass pott a flexen tabbell Cloth and a payer of pillowberes
& Further I giue to my three youngest Children either of them six pewter dishes two payer of towen sheetes & one payer of flexen sheetes, all wich pewter lynnen & other moueables before bequeathed shalbe disposed to the at the discretion of my ouerseers at ther seuerall ages or dayes of mariages as aforesayd, ther mother to keepe them in the meane time, & further my will and meaning is that if ether of them Chaunce to dye before they come to ther ages aforesayd, then his or ther portion of moueables to be equally devided amonge the rest of the brothers
Item I giue to Joane my moste dear & loueing wife the soume of x li. to be payd to her by my executor within six monthes after my decease also I giue her the morter & warmingpan, as for my Chayers stooles Cushens saltes Candelsticks spoones dishes trenchers tubbes & table napkins to be equally devided to my wife & my four youngest Children at the discretion of my ouerseers, & Thomas to keepe them vntill ther day of ther ages as aforesayd, & if it shall happen that my executor doe not
performe all suche giftes & leagasies as are by him to be performed, then
my will is that it shalbe lawful] for any one of them that findes them selues
so agreeved to enter vpon all Walland & the same to effloy vntill suche time
as they are satisfied
also I giue to my wife xxs. a yeare yearly during her natural] life to be payed by my sonne John Wooluet, also I giue her one Cheist in the parlour two Cheistes in the Chamber one tronk & one box & all that is in them one knedingtrough & one ketle which she brought with her during her naturall life, and then to be equally devided amonge my foure youngest Children at the discretion of my ouerseers.
Item I giue to every one of my owne brothers & sisters vs. apeece to be payed within one monthe after my discease,
lastly I giue to the poore of Ingatstone xs. to be giuen them within one weeke after my descease at the discretion of my ouerseers
And I doe Intreat my Father in law John Bernard & my brother in law Frauncis Bernard to be my supervisors, & doe giue them for ther paynes
XS.
all the rest of my goods vnbequeathed my debts & leagasies being payed & performed shall goe to my executor, and if it shall happen at any time hereafter, any doubt or question to grow or arise, by reason of any word or sentence in this my will & testament, for the Further explanation of the sayd doubt I will that my ouerseers shall expownd & make playne the same, according to ther wisdome & good discretion
In wittnes whereof I haue here vnto sett my hand the day & yeare aboue written
The (x) Marke of me Richard Wooluet
Wittnesses to this my last will & testament Frauncis Bernard Thomas Markall 
 
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Robert Wolvet Will 1547
Robert Wolvet Will 1547
[D/ABW 39/55; 1547]
Robert Wolvet In the name of god Amen.
I Robert Wolvet parochy'ner of West Marsey within the Counte of Escsex syke ine body yitt hole in soule make my lettyr will and testament in this forme vnder writyn.
In the fyrst I leave and byquethe my souale to go de almyghty to rest amonge the faithfull and electe of Jesu Christ and my body to be berryed in Seynt Peters churche yard of West Marsey and my exequutor I name my sone Christofer Wilwet and my good nyghtboures Robert Pullene and Johne Wils one my gossope parchy'ners of the said parysche supervisoures and gydes to my sone in my said will to see [th]at he doo no wronge nor take no wronge.
The Inuentarye of the gooddis.
Item one .. oulde bote the pryce vjs. viijd., one ore vjd., a sayle ijs. Item lynis longyng to the said bote vjd. ij dregys xxd., a scope ijd. a schole ijd. Item a traulyng nett iijs. iiijd. Item many hoysters; as be worth xxxs.
Item Impyrmentes of houshould worth iijs. iiijd.; the dettys that he doo owe Item imprimis in the fyrst by the deadis confessionne to Westlyne of Hynnynghame xix li. Item to Hecfyrthe of Frettyng ten pvndis. Johne Scherman baillie in Maldyn dothe clame xls. Item William Smythe of West Mars ey dothe clame xls. Item the said Robert Pullene of West Marsey viijs. Item to the said Johne Wilsone xiijs. and vjd. Item Johne Weyoulde of West Marsey vjs.viijd. Item to Johne Geffry thelder for a yonge chyldis bordyn vj S. Hoc presens testamentum quatinus legaciam et exequutores attinet conditum et nominatum fuit per os decedentis die xxviij mensis Januarij anno domini MCxIii et regni regis nostri Henrici octaui ~iij presentibus Henrico, Lyarde Willielmo Tybl e et Johanne Hammont testibus.

Ita est curatus de West Marsey mea manu.

[Proved 28 Jan[15]42, in the presence of Henry Lyarde, Wilham Tyb7e, and John Hammont. Written and certified by the curate of West Mersey.] 
 
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Robert Wolvet Will: 1517
Robert Wolvet Will: 1517
[D/ACR 2/72 1517]
Robert Wolvet In the name of god Amen the yere of our lorde mLvCxvijth I Robert Wolvet of Westmersey beyng of hole mynde & good remembrance make my testament and laste will after this manner folowyng First I bequeth my soule vnto almyghti god our lady sa ynt mary & all the holy company of hevyn my body to be buried in the churchyarde of petyr & poull in Westmersey Item I bequeth to the high awter for tithes forgoten ijs. Item to poullis paid ouer iiijd. Item I bequeth to a scoilar preste to celibrate for me a tryntall of masses xs. Item I bequeth to the church aforsaide a Cowe prec.[price] xs. to vpholde a taper of iiij li. wax afore the sepulcre Item y bequeth to the gyldyng of the Rode lofte xxvjs. viijd. Item to the hieway e about the strode wher moste nede requyris xls.

Item I bequeth to Agnes Wolvet the daughter of John Wolvet vjs. viijd. Item I bequeth to my wiff iij tenementes called Dynattes Fynchys and Brewers And all my goodes both moueable & vnmoueable for terme of her liff And after her decese y will that John Wolvet my son haue the tenement called Dynattes with the p urtenances longyng therto paying oute of the saide tenement vj li. xiijs. iiijd. & this to be paide by the spase of xj yer

Also y will that Robert Wolvet my son have after the decesse of my wiff a tenement called Fynches with the purtenances paying therof xxs. to be paide by the spase of iiijer yer

Item I bequeth to Agnes Wolvet my doughter a Tenement called bruers with the purtenances paying oute of the saide Tenement xls. to be paide by the spase of vj yer

Item y will that after the decesse of my wiff that all my howsolde be equally diuided among my iij childern that is to say John Robert and Agnes

Item I bequeth to Jone Wolvet the doughter of Robert Wulvet vjs. viijd. The Residue of my goodes not bequethed y gyve to my executors to dispose for the helth of my soule, and John Wolvet & Robert Wolvet my sonnes y orden & make myn executors And also y make Pollard my superuisor and thei to haue for ther labur s xs. equally diuided.

Thes beryng witnes: William Hurte Harry Lyarde Robert Ive with other. 
 
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Rychard Wolflete Will 1587
Rychard Wolflete Will 1587
[D/AER 15/161 1587]

Richard Wolflete

In the name of God Amen. Richard Wolflete of the parishe of Laindonhills in the countye of Essex armorer being sicke of bodye but of good mynde and memorye made and declared his last will and testament nuncupatiue that is to saye by word of mouthe the xxth daye of June in the yere of our lord god 1587(?) in manner and forme followinge. First he bequeathed his soule vnto Allmightie God and his bodye to the earthe to be buried and for his worldlie goodes he disposed and bequeathed them as followeth.

First he gaue and bequeathed vnto Anne Bretton of Laindonhills widowe vs. and to the goodman Ive of Wenington hall xs. and a sworde and vnto his three godchildren he gaue vnto eache of them a lambe and xijd. apeece in monye and vnto Thomas Roger of Laindonhills his black dublett.

And all the rest of his goodes & chattells and debtes his debtes paide and funeralle disscharged he gaue and bequeathed them vnto William Ponde of Laindon aforesaid whome he made sole executor of this his last will testament.

Then being presente Thomas Ive of Wennington, Richard Walker, James Willes of Alveleighe witnesses therevnto.

[Proved 22nd June 1587 by the oath of William Ponde the executor] 
 
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Rychard Wolvet 1574 Will.jpg
Rychard Wolvet 1574 Will.jpg
 
 
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Rychard Wolvet Will: 1574
Rychard Wolvet Will: 1574
[D/ABW 39/323 1574]

Jhus [Jesus] In the name of god Amen. The xvjth day of Januarye in Anno domini 1573 I Rychard Wolvett of Margrettinge in the countie of essex husbandman beynge hole of mynd & of good Remembrance (gevinge prase vnto god for the same) do make this my last will & testament in forme folowynge, First I geve my soule to allmightie god my maker, hopinge & stedfastly belevinge to have pardon for my synnes only by the deathe of Jesus Christ & by none other menes, my body I commend vnto the yearth wherof yt came myndynge to be buryed in the Churchyard & Margrettinge aforesaid, Imprimis I geve & bequeth to my thre Children wch I had by my first wiffe my two Tenementes in Chelmesford they to be sold by one Henry Borne & Thomas Whitbread And the mony wch shalbe Received for the same to be equallye devided amonge my said thre children Savinge xls. apeice to my two sonnes more then to my daughter & my said sonnes to have their partes at the age of xxj yeres & my daughter at xviij. And if yt fortune that Any of them dye before they com to Accomplishe tha t age then 1 will that his or their parte or partes so dyenge shall remayne to the Residew of my children livinge equally to be devided. All the Residew of my goodes Cattelles & debtes aswell moveable as vnmoveable whatsoeuer they be after my debtes paid & my funeralles discharged I geve & bequeth to Olyff my wyffe vppon this condycion that she paye or cause to be paid to eu ery of my thre children wch I have by her fyve markes of lawful] mony at thage of xxj yeres & eyther of them to be otheres heire And to my daughter wch I had by my first wiffe one Fetherbed A payer of shettes & a keveringe to be paid to her when yt shalbe Required by my overseers, so that the said olyffe wilbe bound to my Supervisors if at Any time they shall requyre her in suche resonable boundes as they shall thinke meet for the payeinge & Answering of my childrenes legaces before geven & for the bringinge vpp of my children in the feare of god & otherwise as shalbe meete for their callinge, wch said olyff I vppon condycion aforesaid make my executrix of this my last will And Henry Borne & Thomas Whitbread to be my oversseers

In witnes wherof I have to this my will sette my hand in the presence of Thomas Butt & John Powter Henry Borne &c

John x Powter Thos x Butt

Richard x Wolvet 
 
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Thomas Wolvett 1632 Will
Thomas Wolvett 1632 Will
[D/ABW 51/17 1632]

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Wolvett of Ingatstone in the county of Essex being very sicke in body but of perfect memorie and vnderstanding (thankes bee vnto the Lord for the same) doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. Aprill 26 1632.

Inprimis I recommend my soule into the hands of almightie god from whom It came confidently assuring my selfe that I shall bee made partaker of those promised mercies of his in the Lord Jesus Christ touching that better life wch is to come, my body I resurrender to the earth from where it came knowing it shall rise againe at the last day and bee revnited to my soule, which both together being glorified shall enioy that blessed and desired vision of the blessed Trinitie

Item I giue and bequeath to my louing wyfe Elizabeth Woluett one [erased. sonne Thomas one] messuage or Tenement wth tenn acres more or lessse therevnto belonging scytuat and being wthin the parish of Writtle knowne by the vsual name of Tryses [erased.. provided that my wyfe shall enioy the same until] my said sonne come to the yeres of one and twenty] and after her decease to Thomas my second sonne and to his heires lawfully begotten, yf hee die or haue noe heires then my will is that it should descend to Elizabeth my daughter

Item I giue to my daughter Elizabeth thirtie pownds to bee payed by my Executrix vnto her at the age of eighteene yeres

Item I giue to my daughter Mary thirtie pownds to bee payed by my Executrix vnto her at the said age of eighteene yeres
Prouided that yf either of them shall happen to dye before these summe 1 s be
payeable, then my will is that the suruiuor of them shall inherit the portion
of the deceased. yf both of them happen tg dye before the said times of
payment, then my will is that the whole threescore pownds shall bee equally
deuided betwixt my wyfe and twoe sonnes John and Thomas or the
suruiuors of them.

Item I giue to the poore of the parish of Ingatstone tenn shillinges to bee payed wthin one yere after my decease

Item I giue to my brother John my Murrie coloured Riding coate with my best hatt and my twoth [?=2nd] best hatt besides

Item I giue to my brother Richard my best ridinge coate and my best doublet and my best bootes

Item I giue to my sister Joane a greenish?colourd gowne wch lyes by mee

Item I constitute and appoint my Louing and beloued wyfe Elizabeth my whole and entire Executrix of this my last will and testament charging her to haue a care of my children and the payment of my Legacies and debts

Lastly I doe desire and by theire consents appoint my beloued [erased. Minister and] friend Mr John Wyllys and my kinsman Francis Barnard Ouerseers of this my last Will and Testament, giuing to each of them in remembrance .... [section lacking*.21

[Proved at Billerikey 9th July 1632 by the oath of master James Thwaites, proxy for Elizabeth Wooluett the executrix]
 
 
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William Henry Woolvett: 1934
William Henry Woolvett: 1934
PROBATE COPY
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me
WILLIAM HENRY WOOLVETT Of 5 Ellenfort Road Mare Street
Hackney in the County of London Assistant Foreman to
the Gas Light & Coke Company

1.I GIVE all my property to my wife Alice and I
appoint her to be the sole executrix of this my Will
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand
this eleventh day of January One thousand nine hundred
and thirty four

SIGNED by the above named Testator
as and for his last Will and Testament
In the presence of us both present
at the same time who in his
presence at his request and in the
presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.:


Signatures of William Henry and Solicitors Clerks omitted
 
 
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William Wolvet Will: 1709
William Wolvet Will: 1709
[D/ACR 12/173 1709]

[no copy of first few Lines] ... Great Britaine France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith in the year of our Lord God 1708 I William Wolvett of Ramsey in the County of Essex yeoman being weak in body but of sound and disposeing memory praised be God doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following and First I give and bequeath my soule into the handes of God yt. gave it hopeing for salvation through the mediation of Jesus Xt my Redeemer and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as to yt. porcion of Worldly goodes wch God has blessed me wth my mind and will is yt. the same shall be disposed of as followeth

Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Woolvett the summe of sixty pounds of lawful] money of Great Britaine to be paid to him when he shall attaine to the age of one & twenty yeares or be marryed wch shall first happen by my Extors. hereinafter named Item all the rest of my goodes and Chattles of wt. nature or kind soever both moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath to be sold for the best price can be obtained as soon as Convenient may be and the money yt.arise and be made of the same to be put for the benefitt & use of my Children wch. my mind & will is my five other children John Daniel Mary Thomas and Joseph Woolvett shall have equally share and share alike to be pd. unto them by my Extors. when they shall attaine to their several] ages of one and twenty yeares or be marryed wch. shall first happen and my mind and will is that if any of my above sd. six Children shall depart this life unto the age of one and twenty yeares or be not marryd that then the survivors shall have the part & portion of the deced. share and share alike to be paid to them as abovesaid at their several] and respective ages of one & twenty yeares or marryage and for the due Execucion of this my last will & Testament and I do ordaine Constitute & appointe John Darvall and John ?Bracewell of Ramsey in the County of essex to be Extor. of this my last will & Testament to their care and Custody I Committ my said Children with Liberty to expend upon them such Necessary Charges as they shall find needful] and Convenient during their Minority and their Necessary Charges in the due Execucion of this my will In Witnesse whereof I have set to my hand and seale the day and year first above written William Woolvett his marke signed sealed published and Declared by the sd. Wm. Woolvett to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us Mary Allen her marke Allen Purkins widdow her marke Mathew Paliser her marke

[Proved 3rd October 1709] At Chelmsford