ID: MARG_158_011

TitleWill of Henry Bullock of Great Wigborough 1609 ERO D/ACW 5/18
AbstractWill of Henry Bullock Yeoman of Great Wigborough 20 June 1609 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ACW 5/18

Abstract

Married Anne. He names three children, all under 12, Henry, Edward and Mary. He himself was a baby when his father died and is only 32 - 33 when he dies. As a child, he was the subject of a fraud trial when his uncle, Richard Wiseman, was accused of taking over a property left in trust for the child Henry. A brass commemorates Henry's death in 1609 in St Stephen's Church Great Wigborough.

Transcription by Elaine Barker

In the name of god amen: The twentethe daie of June in the seventhe yere
of the Reigne of o[ur] Sovereinge Lord Kinge Jeames Anno d[omi]ni 1609
I henry Bullocke of muche wigborowghe in the County of Essex yeoman beinge of
sounde and p[er] fecte memory praysed be to god therefore doe make this my p[re]sente
Testam[en]t conteyninge therein my laste will in manner and forme followinge
Imprimis I bequeathe my soule into the handes of almightie god and my bodie to be
buried in the Chancell of muche wigborowghe Churche, Item I give and bequeathe
to the poore of the p[ar]ishe of muche wigborowghe the som[m]e of Thirtie \shilling[es]/ of lawfull \money/to be
paide by my executors within two monethes after my deceasse, Item I give and
bequeathe unto the poore of Toulsburye the som[m]e of \twentie/ shillinges of like money
to be paid w[i]thin two monethes after my decease : Item I give and bequeathe
unto Anne my wiffe the som[m]e of one hundred poundes of good and lawfull money of
Inglande to be paide unto hir by my executors w[i]thin three monethes after my deceasse
w[i]th this Condic[i]on that yf my said wiffe Anne be contented for to enter into
bonde to my executors\ acordinge thos theye shall thinke good/ to take the som[m]e of Foure and Thirtie pound[es] A yere\ duringe her liffe/
in full satisfaction of hir Thirdes of all suche lands and tenem[en]tes as I the
said Henry nowe gave in Fee simple, And further my will is that if my said
wiffe shall refuse to enter into suche sufficiente bonde unto my executors as
above said, that then my gifte of one hundred pounde before bequeathed
unto my wiffe to be void and my will is that the hundred pounde shoulde be
equally devided amongste my thre Children that is to saie to Henry
Bullocke my son A p[ar]t and to Edwarde Bullocke my son A p[ar]te and to marye
Bullocke my daughter A parte, Item I give and bequeathe unto Henry
Bullocke my \son/ all my Copiehoulde land[es] and tenem[en]t[es] lyinge in muche wigborowghe
in the County of Essex aforesaide, And further my will & true meanynge is
that my executors shalbe accounteable unto my said son Henry Bullocke
for the Rent[es] of all the said land[es] bequeathed unto him untill he accomplishe
his full age of twentie and one yeres, And my said son to allowe unto my
executors for his bringinge upp untill he accomplishe the age of twelve yeres the
som[m]e of twelve pounde A yere and from twelve untill he come to the age of one
& twentie yere to allowe the som[m]e of Fifteene pound[es] A yere for his maintenance

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Item I give and bequeathe unto Edward Bullocke my youngeste son All that my
Copye\houlde/ landes & tenementes w[i]th thapp[ur]ten[au]nces called Hunt[es] & Browning[es] lyinge and beinge
in Toulsbury in the said County, Item I give and bequeathe unto my said son
Edwarde Bullocke the som[m]e of thre hundred pound[es] of lawfull money of Inglande
to be pad by my executors att his full age of one and twentie yeres, And further
my will is that my executors shalbe accounpteable unto my son Edwarde Bullocke
for the Rente of his lande aforesaid bequeathed when he shall com[m]e to the age of
one and twenty yeres and to be broughte upp w[i]th the use of the three hundred
pound[es] aforesaid bequeathed unto him Item I give and bequeathe unto marye Bullocke
my daughter all that my Copie\houlde/ lande and tenemente called Fen house w[i]th thapp[ur]ten[au]nc[es]
lyinge and beinge in Toulsbury aforesaid written, Item I give and bequeathe unto
mary Bullocke my said daughter the som[m]e of six score pound[es] of good and lawfull
money of Inglande to be pad unto her att her daie of marriage or att her
full age of one & twenty yeres w[hi]ch shall firste happen, by my executors
Item my will is that yf my son Edwarde \shall/ happen for to dey out of this
worlde before his full age of one & twenty yeres be accomplished that then
the said three hundred pound[es] bequeathed unto him shalbe equally devided betwene
my son Henry , and my daughter marye And likewise my will is that yf my
daughter mary shall happen to dep[ar]t \out of this worlde/ before her said daes of paymente of the
the said six score pound[es] bequeathed unto her that then it shalbe equally
devide betwene my son Henry & my son Edwarde Bullocke Item I give and
bequeathe unto Avis Norris the som[m]e of Twenty shilling[es] to be paide by my
executors w[i]thin two monethes after my deceasse Item I give & bequeathe unto
Francis Cooke the som[m]e of Ten shilling[es] to be paid by my executors w[i]thin
two monethes after my deceasse Item I give and bequeathe unto Rob[er]te
Songer and Susan Songer the som[m]e of twentie shilling[es] A peece to be
paid w[i]thin two monethes after my deceasse by my executors, Item I give and
bequeathe unto John mott Jun[ior] the som[m]e of Twenty shilling[es] of lawfull money
to be paide by my executors w[i]thin two monethes after my deceasse Item I give
and bequeathe unto will[ia]m Smythe the som[m]e of Twenty shillinges to be paide
by my executors w[i]thin two monethes after my deceasse /Item I give and
bequeathe unto Peter wood A little Red Pide Cowe w[hi]ch I have goinge att
Huntes, Item I give and bequeathe unto henry Bullocke my son all the
Tables and formes & the benchebord[es] w[i]th the hallinge & all \the/ howshoulde stuffe
wholly as it is nowe standinge in the Parlor vide in dorse sub hoc signo * [see on the back under this sign]

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Item my will is that all the Reste of my houshoulde stuffe shalbe equallye
devided into two p[ar]tes that is to saie the one halfe to Anne my wiffe and
the other halfe to Edwarde Bullocke my son and marye Bullocke my daughter
Item I give and bequeathe unto Anne my wiffe the silver Beker Item
I give and bequeathe \to/ Henry Bullocke my son the silver boule Item I give
and bequeathe unto Edwarde Bullocke my son the silver Cupp. Item I give
unto mary Bullocke my daughter my gilded saulte, Item I give and bequeathe
unto Francis Wilson the som[m]e of Twentie shilling[es] to be paid by my executors
w[i]thin two monethes after my deceasse Item I give and bequeath unto all my men
servant[es and maide servant[es] the som[m]e of ten shillinges A peece to be paide
by my executors w[i]thin two monethes after my deceasse, And all the Reste of my
goodes unbequeathed to be equally devided amongste my wiffe & Children
my debttes beinge paide and my legaces p[er]formed & this my will p[ro]ved, I doe
appoynte make and ordeyne, my trustie beloved Frend[es] Edwarde Bullocke of
Totham in the \saide/ County gent[leman] & John Bullocke of muche wigborowghe in the saide
County yeoman my full and whole executors of this my laste will & Testamente
uppon these Condic[i[ons that my Executors shall p[ro]vide and see that my bodie
be honestly buried, and also shall w[i]thin xiiijth daies after my deathe, And before then
doe prove this my will or take uppon them any p[ar]te of the Execuc[i]on thereof be
bounde in the som[m]e of Five hundred pound[es] of lawfull money of Inglande to John
Baron of Layrebretton in the Countye aforesaid gent[leman] to prove this my laste will
and testam[en]t in due forme of lawe and truely to execute and p[er]forme the same and
paie all and singuler my debttes and my legacies giftes & bequest[es] conteyned in
this my last will & testam[en]te accordinge to the tenor true purporte effecte
and meaninge of this my laste will, And I will that my Executors shall once
every yere att the feaste of S[ain]te michaell tharchangell give A true accompte to the
said John Baron his heires executors or assignees beinge thereunto by him his
executors or assign[er] Reasonablye Required w[i]thin the Southe Porche of the Churche
of muche wigborowghe of all suche money p[ro]fitt[es] and Comoditie as theye shall have
Received and had towardes the execuc[i]on and p[er]formance of this my laste will and
Testam[en]t, And I give unto the above named Edwarde Bullocke and John Bullocke my
executors the som[m]e of ten pound[es] A peece for theire paines to be taken in the execuc[i]on
of this my laste will & Testam[en]t And I give unto the above named John Baron for his
paines the som[m]e of ten pound[es] to be paide w[i]thin one yere after my
deceasse, And I ordeyne and appoynte the said John Baron, and Edwarde Glascocke
of Toulsbury in the said County Sup[er]visors of this my laste will & testamente
and I give unto the aforenamed Edwarde Glascocke for his
paines the som[m]e of ten pound[es] In witnes where of I have hereunto sett my hand
& Seale the daie and yere First above written.
Sealed & delivered in the p[re]sence
of Daniell Gifford[es]
Edward Glastocke
Jo: Motte George Addame         Henry Bullocke

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* Item my will and true meanynge is that Anne my wiffe shall have the bringinge upp of my
three Children so longe as shee shall thinke good and that my executors shall allowe her
for the bringinge upp of my two sons Henrye Bullocke & Edwarde Bullocke
untill theye come to the age of twelve yeres the som[m]e of Foure and twentye
poundes A yeere that is \to/ saie twelve poundes A yeere A peece and from twelve
yeres of age untill theye com to the age of one and twentie yeres the som[m]e of
Fiftene pound[es] A yeere A peece, And my will \is/ that my executors shall allowe unto Anne
my wiffe towards the bringinge upp of my daughter mary the som[m]e of tenn pound[es] A yeere
to be deducted out of Rente of Fan house and the use of the six score pounde bequeathed
unto her

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Bullock family of Great Wigborough
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Published20 June 1609
SourceMersea Museum
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