ID: MARG_150

TitleWill of Margaret Bullock of Great Wigborough 1561 ERO D/ACR 5/184/1
AbstractWill of Margaret Bullock of Great Wigborough 25 November 1561 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ACR 5/184/1


She makes bequests to six children. Because they all share the names of John the Younger's children in his will it is probable Margaret is the widow of John the Younger. The children are Mary, Jane, Anne, Harry, George and Margaret.

Transcription by Elaine Barker January 2021

In the name of god amen An[n]o 1561 the 25 of november I margaret bullock
wydow of moch widborow et c[etera] doe make & ordaine my last will &
Test[a]m[en]t et c[etera]. first I bequeath my Soule to allmightie god et c[etera]
It[e]m I geve to Mary my daughter 2 bease price 17 s a pece & 10
ewes shepe price 2 s 8d apec[e] & she to be at her Choise the second
fetherbed the second Coverlett a payer of blankettes next the best
2 pillowes next the best the seconde transome [Note 1] with a bedsteade
in the Lower Chamber. A cubbord the second hutch [chest or coffer] the second
brasse potte with a possenet [Note 2] the greatest kettell a charger of pewt[er]
It[e]m I geve to Jane my daughter a Cowe price 17 & 10 ewes
shepe price 2s 8d apec[e] & to be at her Choise & a matteras
a white Coveringe a paier of Canvas sheetes & 20 s of money
which money & houshold both of marie & Jane to be deliv[er]ed unt[o]
them at thage of 21 yeares or at the daye of their mariage yf they
marye before. It[e]m I geve to anne my daughter one Cowe price
17s & 20s of money. It[e]m I geve to harry my sonne an ould
Angle [Note 3]. It[e]m I geve to george my sonne 20s to be paid by my
exec[u]t[or] at the ages of 18 yeares. It[e]m I will all my good\moveables/ &
unbequeathed unto margaret my daughter whome I make
my sole executrix to take up my debts & to pay my dettes
& legaseis and to see my will p[er]formed & george harmond to be
my overseere & to have for his paynes 5s wittnes Rob[er]t yarle
Rob[er]t Gounis

Note 1: transome = a cross beam (part of a feather bed) or bolster
Note 2: possenet = a small metal pot or vessel for boiling with a handle and three feet
Note 3: Angel = a gold coin first introduced to England in 1465

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Abstract of Bullock Wills
Bullock family of Great Wigborough

Published25 November 1561
SourceMersea Museum