ID: MARG_484

TitleWill of Richard Wilson of West Mersea
AbstractWill of Richard Wilson of West Mersea, fisherman, dated 30th December 1624 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ABW 46/50.

Transcription, abstract etc by Maggie Anderson April 2024

Richard Wilson of West Mersea

Date of will: 30th December 1624
Date of death: unknown
Date of Probate: 19th March 1624/5
Richard bequeaths his soul to Almighty God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost; he desires his body to be buried where it pleases God.
To John Wilson (son): 12 pence to be paid with 3 months after the decease of Richard; also, the large and small boats together with their equipment and rigging; also, the house called Little Ulvette with the appurtenances belonging to it.
To William Wilson (son): 12 pence to be paid within one month after the death of Richard.
To Pricilla Wilson (wife): the house and the appurtenances together with the land for the rest of her life; she is to bring up William until he reaches the age of 14, providing him with food, drink and clothing; also, the residue of the estate unbequeathed. Pricilla is to see Richard's body decently buried and is appointed sole executrix.

Witnessed by Bernard Wilson and Henry Bullock.
Probate granted at Colchester on 19th March 1624/5.


December 30 Annodomine 1624.

1.   In the name of god amen I Richard Wilsone of weste
2.   Marsey in the Countie of essex A fisherma[n] doe make and
3.   ordayne this my laste will & teastament as followeth and etc
4.   Firste I bequeath my soule to all[m]ight[y] god my maker & to
5.   Jesus Christe my Redemer & to the holy goste which Santifd
6.   me & my bodye to be buryed wheare it shall please god It[em] I give
7.   and bequeathe unto John my sone twellve penc[e] of good and
8.   Lawfull money of Ingland to be payd by my executor within
9.   thre monthe next after my decese It[em] also I doe give & bequeath
10.   unto my sone John my greatt boott & my littell boott with all ther
11.   furniter & Riging to them belonging to enter upon & in to them
12.   presently after my decease It[em] I give and bequeathe unto my sone
13.   John my house Called Little ulvette with the appertinances
14.   there unto belonging to enter on & into presently after my
15.   decease It[em] I give & bequeath unto willia[m] wilsone my sone
16.   twellve penc[e] to be payd by my executor within one month next
17.   after my decease It[em] I give and bequeath unto my wiffe
18.   \precelle/ my house & land with the apurtinances there unto belonging
19.   tearme of here naturallife to bring up my sone willia[m] with
20.   sufficient meate drinke & apparrell tell he Com to be of the
21.   eage of foreten yeares It[em] I give and bequeath unto pricella
22.   my wiffe all the reste of my good[es] \& chattles / unbequeathed <....> to se
23.   my body desently beryed & I make & ordayne precella my
24.   wiffe my Sole executrickes to this my laste will and
25.   teastiment In wittnes whereof I the said Richard
26.   Wilsone have sett his hand and Seale the yeare and
27.   daye first above written.

Sealed and his hand sett             the marke of
two in the Presence of             RichardWilsone
Bernard Willsone &
henry Bullock

p[ro]bat[um] fait apud Colc[estris] 19o
Marcii 1624 Jurament Ex[e]c[utore]s


SourceMersea Museum