ID: MARG_244

TitleWill of Richard Ballard, fisherman of West Mersea 1626
AbstractWill of Richard Ballard Fisherman of West Mersea 3rd April 1626 Transcribed from Essex Record Office D/ABW 47/14

Transcription by Jenny Ennew November 2021

Will of Richard Ballard Fisherman of West Mersea
Date of Will 3 April 1626
Wife Ann
Daughter Anna Ballard (age about 5)
Two Tenements in Little Rayne
Witnesses Nicholas Durrell, Richard Ballard, Thomas Smyth

1.   In the Name of god Amen the third day of Apriell in the
2.   second yeare of the Raygne of our Soveragn Lord King Charles
3.   and in the yeare of our lord god 1626 &c I Richard Ballard
4.   of Westmersea in the Countie of Essex Fisherman being sicke
5.   in bodie but of sounde and p[er]fitt mynde and memorie thanks
6.   be given to god for it doe ordayne and make this my last will
7.   and testament in mannor and forme following first and
8.   principallie I bequeath my sowle to Allmighty god \who gave it/ and \my/ bodie
9.   to be buryed wheare it shall please god to Apoynt &c It[em] I give
10.   and bequeath unto Ann my wife All my \two/ Tenaments and
11.   lands Lying and being in Little Rayne with the apurtenances dur\ing/
12.   the tyme and terme of s?ixtene whole yeares towards the bringing
13.   up of Anna my daughter untill she com to the full agge
14.   of jtie (ie 21) years &c It[em] I give and bequeath Unto Anna Ballard
15.   my daughter All my two Tenaments abovesayd with the Apur
16.   tenances to hir and hir Eyers for ever and my mynde is that
17.   Anna my daughter shall Enter into and Inioye the sayd
18.   Tenaments a bouesayd att the Agge of jtie yeares All
19.   the Rest of my moveable goods my will and mynde is my detts
20.   being first payd and discharged: Shall be Equally Devided betwe
21.   en Ann my wife and Anna my Daughter p[ar]te and p[ar]te lyke (ie alike)
22.   and further I doe Ordayne and make Ann my wife my
23.   sole executor to se my bodye decently buryed my will p[ro]ve[d]
24.   and all things p[er]formed as my sure Trust and and confyde[ns]
25.   in hir is In wittnes whereof I doe heerunto sett my
26.   hand and seale the day and yeare first above named
27.   Sealled and deliv[ered] in the p[re]sence

28. of us Nicholas Durrell   Richard Ballard
29. Thomas Smythhis marke
30. his marke
SourceMersea Museum