ID: MARG_179

TitleWill of John Carter of East Mersea 1629 ERO D/ACW 11/61
AbstractWill of John Carter of East Mersea 30 June 1629 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ACW 11/61

Transcriber Meg Ross March 2021

In the name of god Amen: in the year of our Lord god 1629 ; on the xxxth [30th]
day of Juenn \I/John Cartter of Eastm[er]sey in the Doyoses of Lundon
beeinge sicke in bodye but perfect in Remembrance thankes bee
gven to god do ordeayne and make this my last will & testament
in manner & forme followinge: Fyrst I comend my Sowelle in
to the handes of Allmyghtye god my Crehatour and to Jesus
Criste my onlye Savior & my bodye to the earth and the Wor-
ldlye godes which god of his marcey hath lente mee I
gyve them As Foloweth: Item I give to Sousande my daught\ter/
Fower poundes of good & Lawfull monye of Ingland to be payd to her
at the age of xx ty [20] yeares: allso I do gyve to her my Inglesh
bybell and the booke set forth by Master David and the remmander
to be delivered to her at the Age of x yeares: Item I gyve to
Jenifa (Eanise?) my daughter four \pounds/ of like monye to be payd to her at the
age of twenty yeares Allso I do gyve to her the booke of Master
Smythes sermondes [Note 2] and the booke of seven Sermonndes on the
Lordes supper to be delivered to her at the age of ten years and
if eather of my daughters do depart this lyffe befor she do come to
the Age of twenty years the longer lyver shall inioye her
Legaseye: Item I do gyve to Elisabeth Hakker my sister on
yeane [Note 1] shepe to be delivered to her with in on month after
my decease: All the Residu of my goudes I do gyve to
Margret my lovinge wyffe and I do Apoynt her to bee
my Excetrixe: to paye my deptes to performe this my will
and to see my bodye sembelye brought to the Earth Witnes
this to bee my will I do set to my hand the daye and yeare

A bove written in the presence of :/   The marke
of John
Thomas KeyesCartter
his mark
And Thomas Harris

[Latin probate]
Proved at Colchester 29 July 1629 in the presence of Doctor Aylett

Note 1. yeane: OED gives this as dialect word relating to a ewe
Note 2. See Henry Smith in

SourceMersea Museum