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

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

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]

SourceMersea Museum