ID: MARG_144

TitleWill of John Bullock of Great Wigborough 1574/5 ERO D/ACW 4/344
AbstractThe Will of John Bullock of Great Wigborough 22 March 1574/5 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ABW 4/344


John's wife is Agnes. The will is written on 22.3.1574/5 and proved in October 1575. It seems John was buried the day after the will was written. John is presumably the son of John the Younger since the Mersea properties he inherited are named in this will. John has five children, three children under the age of 21 Robert, Mary and Henry. His eldest son, John, inherits his father's house, Hell House, in Great Wigborough and if he has no heirs it is to go to Robert. Edward inherits all the Mersea properties and if he dies without issue then they are to pass to John. The properties are Brewers, Martells, Churchmans, Carters and Nycolls. He has arable crops growing in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Transcription by Elaine Barker December 2020

1.   In the name of God Amen the xxij day of march Anno D[omi]ni 1574 and in the Raigne [illegible - of our]
2.   gracious sov[er]aigne lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queene of England France [torn - defender]
3.   of the fayth &c[etera] I John Bullocke of the p[ar]ishe of much Wigborowe in the [torn - County of Essex]
4.   in the Dioces of london being \ sicke in body nev[er]theles of/ holle mynd p[er]fect Rem[em]ebra[un]ce do make [illegible]
5.   ordeyne & make this \my/ p[re]sent Testame[n]t conteyninge hereine my last will in manner [torn - and forme]
6.   folowinge fyrst I \yealde &/ bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator [illegible]
7.   & Sanctyfyer & my body to be buryed in the Church\yard/ of much wigberowe aforeseid Item I
8.   bequeath unto the poore of the p[ar]ishe of wigborow aforeseid vj shillings viij pence to be deliv[er]ed to the collectors [torn - of?]
9.   the seid p[ar]ishe & payd to the poor on thissyde the feast of S[ai]nt John Baptyst next after
10.   my death. It[em] I gyve unto Agnes my wief viij mylch keene & twen ty ewe
11.   \w[i]th their lambes/ & all my Impleme[n]t[es] of houshold & houshold stuffe halfe my Cropp of wheat growinge in
12.   the p[ar]ishe of Tolshunte Darcye It[em] I gyve mor unto her the tares & oat[es]? A boore
13.   A Sowe & iiij[or] pigges. Ite[m] I gyve unto Robert Bullock my sonne xx li[bre] of lawfull
14.   money of Ingland to be payd to him at his Age of xxj[ti] yeres. Ite[m] I gyve
15.   to henry Bullock my sonne xx li[bre] of lawfull money of Ingland to be payed unto him
16.   at his Age of xxj yeres , Ite[m] I gyve & bequeath unto mary Bullock my
17.   Daughter xx li[bre] of lawfull money of Ingland to be payed to her at her Age of xxj[ti]
18.   yeres; Ite[m] I will th[a]t if either of my seid \three/ chyldren dye before thei Atteyne or come to their
19.   Ages of xxj[ti]\yeres/ then I will th[a]t his or \their/ p[ar]t or porcion before bequeathed shall remayne & \be/ payed
20.   unto the Survivors or Survivour of my seid thre children at their severall Age of or
21.   Ages of xxj[ti] yeres aforesaid. / Ite[m] I gyve xx\& bequeath/ to John Bullocke my Sonne iiij [or] \cowes & two stere / Bullockes of ij
22.   yeres Age Apece, to be delyv[er]ed to him At Maye daye next after my death. Ite[m] I [torn - gyve?]
23.   unto the seid John my sonne \forty/ shepe Remayninge in the Tenure of John Songar
24.   of wigborowe aforeseid to receyve them at the feast of S[ai]nt mychell Tharch[angel]
25.   next after the date of this my last will, of w[hi]ch fortye \ewe/ shepe I wyll he shall have [torn- xx?]
26.   the[re] for & towards the payeme[n]t of my legacies in this my p[re]sent testame[n]t & not other
27.   Ite[m] I gyve & bequeath more unto the seid John my sonne ij mylch keene in the Tenure of
28.   the seid John Songar to be deliv[er]ed at Mayday next after my death & also the
29.   other half of my Croppe of wheat growinge at Tolshunt darcy aforeseid / Ite[m] I [torn - gyve?]
30.   unto Edward Bullocke my sonne iiij[or] calves of a yere olde & x lambes Remayninge [torn]
31.   my home groundes w[i]th their dam[m]es. / to be delyv[er]ed to him at the feast of S[ain]t John Bap[tyst]
32.   next after my death. Ite[m] I gyve & bequeath to Agnes my wief All my Custom[ary]
33.   houses & lands \ w[it]h all & singuler their App[ur]tennces/ in much wigborowe aforeseid Called hell howse duringe her naturall lyfe
34.   \in consideration th[a]t she do kepe & bring uppe my chyldren/ if she do so longe kepe her self A wydowe. / And if the seid Agnes my wief
35.   marye agayne, then I will th[a]t the seid Agnes my wyfe shall foregoe & loose her bequeath of
36.   howses & lands aforeseid & have & receyve onely iiij libre [pounds] of lawfull money of Ingland on [torn]
37.   the seid howses & grounds yerely duringe her naturall lyfe in consideracion of her Thyrds.
38.   to be payed unto her by my executor at ij \usuall or feastes of payment/ tymes in the yere by even porcions. Item I will
39.   gyve & bequeath unto \the seid/ John Bullocke my sonne \after the death or mariage of Agnes my wief/ & to his heyres \of his body lawfully begotten/ uppon this condycion folowinge
40.   my seid Customary howses & groundes w[i]th all & singuler theire App[ur]ten[au]nces
41.   Called hell howse, th[a[t th[i]s th[a]t he \ after w[hic]h death or the maryage of Agnes my wief do kepe sufficiently p[ro]vided for my other children/ do Faithfully & trully fulfill &p[er]fo[rm]

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42.   all my will legacies & bequeaths willed gyven \or/ bequeathed in this my last will & testame[n]t
43.   and paye all my debtes And also Surre[nd]er & Realease his? hold Right Interest & tytle w[hi]ch I
44.   [torn] \shall have in/ all my Customary howses & lands \in/ weast mearsea after my decease, And yf the seid John my
45.   Sonne doe dep[ar]t out of this naturall lyfe w[i]thout heyers of his body lawfully begotten then I
46.   \will/ the same howses & groundes w[i]th all & singuler their App[ur]ten[au]nces shall be & Remayne unto
47.   Robert Bullocke my sonne & his heyers for ever payenge out all such legacies of this \my/ p[re]sent
48.   Testam[en]t as shalbe due to be payed after the death of the seid John my sonne. Ite[m] I gyve
49.   & bequeath unto Edward Bullock my sonne \uppon thys condycion folowinge/ & to the heyers of his body lawfully begotten
50.   All my Customary howses & lands in weast m[er]sea w[i]th all & singuler their App[ur]ten[au]nces called
51.   by the names of Bruers, martells Churchmans, Carters & nycolls, viz that he
52.   shall not receyve any Rent, Com[m]odyty\or p[ro]fytt/ out of the same or any of the[m] w[i]th
53.   their App[ur]ten[au]nces untyll after fower holl yeres fully expyred after the feast of S[ai]nt mychell [torn]
54.   Tharchangell next to come After the date of this my p[re]sent Testame[n]t, And I will that [torn]
55.   John my sonne shall have & receyve the holl yerly Rent of the seid fower yeres towards the [torn]
56.   payme[n]t of my legacyes bequeathed in this my p[re]sent Testame[n]t: And if the seid Edward[torn]
57.   my sonne do dep[ar]te out of th[i]s naturall lyfe w[i]thout heyers of his body lawfully begotten [torn]
58.   then I will all the seid howses & lands in mearsea aforesaid to be & remayne unto John [torn]
59.   Bullocke my sonne in forme aforebequeathed to the seid Edward. At[torn]
60.   I will furder concerning my Customary howses & groundes aforeseid called hell howse, th[a]t if the
61.   seid John my sonne do refuse to p[er]forme & fulfyll all this my p[re]sent will & testame[n]t
62.   in forme aforeseid, then I will the seid \Edward Bullocke my sonne shall have & enioye my seid/ howses & grounds w[i]th all & singuler their
63.   App[ur]ten[au]nces called hell howse in such forme & w[i]th lyke co[n]dycions as is befor
64.   bequeathed to John my sonne & th[a]t the[n] the seid John shall have & enioye \all/ my seid
65.   Customary howses & lands in mearsea in lyke forme & w[i]th the same co[n]dicions it is be[queathed - torn]
66.   to Edward Bullocke my sonne / All the Residue of my moveable goods & Chattell wh[ich - torn]
67.   before not gyven nor bequeathed I will & gyve unto John Bullock my sonne, who[me - torn]
68.   I make sole executor of this my p[re]sent Testame[n]t, And Edward Bullock of wigborowe aforeseid
69.   yeoma[n] Sup[er]visour to whome I gyve for his paynes tenne shillinges of lawfull money of Ing[land - torn]
70.   I utterly Revoke & dysanull all & every other will or wylls gyft or gyftes, bequeath or
71.   bequeath or bequeathes, legacie or legacies by me here\to/fore at any tyme made willed gyven
72.   or bequeathed ./ In wytnesse whereof I have subscribed my marke & sette my seale,
73.   the day & yere above wrytten/ In the p[re]sens of John Mott, thelder, John P[torn]
              will[ia]m Maulden, Will[ia]m physter     and of
              me John Sparow, Clerk wryter

[Latin sentence saying the will was proved October 1575]

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