ID: MARG_501

TitleWill of John Smith of East Mersea, Seafarer, 1586/87
AbstractWill of John Smith of East Mersea, Seafarer, 1586/87 transcribed from Essex Record Office D/ACW 2/231

Transcription by Maggie Anderson May 2022

Abstract
Date of Will 13 February 1586/7
Date of Probate 17 March 1586/7

Transcription
1.   In the name of god amen the xiiith daie of
2.   febrarie in the yere of our Lorde god 1586 and
3.   in the xxixte yere of the Raine of ou[r] sover
4.   ene Ladie Ellizabethe by the grace of god
5.   quene of Ingland france & yorland defender
6.   of the faithe &c' I John Smithe of the p[ar]ishe
7.   of estema[r]saie w[i]th in the conte of essixe
8.   Sefaring man Being Sicke in bodie
9.   butt holle in mynde and remembrance \thanks be to god/ do
10.   make & ordain this my Last will and
11.   testamentt in maner and forme folloing that
12.   is to saie my Solle I comend in to the hands
13.   of the allmighty & my bodie to the erthe
14.   in full and s[er]ten hope of the Resorreccion
15.   It[em] I give and be quethe unto Brigett Baker
16.   and to Rosse Smithe \widow/ all my movabell good[es]
17.   whatt so ever my debtt[es] and funerall ch[ar]g[es]
18.   being paid & discha[r]gid the Rest to be
19.   equally devidid and p[ar]tid betwene them
20.   whome I do make my full executors of
21.   this my Last will and testament these being
22.   wittnes Richa[r]d Raynett X tobe wright (ie Toby Wright)
23.   w[i]th others.

[Probate granted 17 March 1586/7]

Published1586/87
SourceMersea Museum
IDMARG_501