ID: MARG_268

TitleWill of Benjamin Bizlle Husbandman of East Mersea 1664
AbstractWill of Benjamin Bizlle Husbandman of East Mersea 20 January 1664 transcribed from ERO D/ACW 17/67

Transcription by Jenny Ennew December 2021

1.   In the name of god Amen the twenteth day of
2.   january in the yeare of our ' Lord [?] God' one Thousand six
3.   hundred sixtye and fower I Benjamin Bizlle of east mersea
4.   in the countye of Essex Husbandman being sicke in body
5.   but of p[er]fict Remembrance thanks be to God revoking all
6.   other wills by me formerlye made doe ordayne and
7.   make this my last will & testament in manner and
8.   forme following / first I bequeath my soule into the hands
9.   of almighty God hoping through the death & righteousnesse
10.   of Jesus Christ my Saviour to obtayne free forgiveness of all my
11.   sinnes & everlasting life after death & I will my body to be
12.   buryed in Christiall buryall & as touching my worldly
13.   goods thus I dispose of them First I give & bequeath
14.   unto Avis my wife during her naturall life whom
15.   I doe make sole Executor of this my last will & testament
16.   all my goods Chattels & moveables whatsoever I have
17.   in the worlde & after her decease my will & meaning
18.   Is that Sarves whife shall have hould & enjoy the
19.   sayd goods chattels & moveables whatsoever for her
20.   & her & her Heyres for ever all the rest of my
21.   goods & Chattels & moveables unbequeathed my debts
22.   being payd & my funeralles discharged I give as
23.   above sayd unto Avis my wife during her naturell life whom I do make
24.   sole Executor of this my last will & testament
25.   In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my
26.   hand & seale the day & yeare first above written
27.   Sealed & delivered
28.   in the presence of us             the marke of
29.   George James             Benjamin Bizlle
30.   Henry Wanling
31.   The marke of
32.   Parna P middleton

Published20 January 1664
SourceMersea Museum