ID: MARG_519

TitleWill of John Goulstone Senior of West Mersea 1618
AbstractWill of John Goulstone Senior,. Seafaringman of West Mersea, 28 December 1618 transcribed from ERO D/ABW 17/216

Transcription by Jenny Ennew, checked by Sue Howlett May 2023

1.   In the name of god the ayght and twenty day of
2.   December fiftene yeare of of the Rayne of our lord James (1618) by the
3.   grace of god of England Fraunce and Iereland defender
4.   of the fayth I Jhon Goulstone of westmersey seafaring
5.   man being sick in boddy but in good remembrance god
6.   be thanked for it first I give and bequeth my soulle into the
7.   handes of Allmyghty god my creator and Redemer and my
8.   boddy to bestowed in the cristian Buriall as for the wordly
9.   goodes in manner and forme as followeth It[em] I give and
10.   bequeath unto my sonne Ezeschell (Ezekiel) goulstone one
11.   cottag and a garden plot called by the name of rookes
12.   and to the eyers lawfully begotten of his boddy and
13.   if my sonne doth [die] with out eyers my will and meaning
14.   is that my daughter margret tayler shall have
15.   my sayd house and my will and meaning is that if
16.   Jhon Tayler the sone of margret Tayler out
17.   live his mother that then he to have the house
18.   to hime and to his eyers forever It[em] I give and
19.   bequeath unto margret tayler my daughtter
20.   one Feether beed one fether boulster one dama
21.   ske coverlit \ one bras pot and kettell/ to be delivered presently after my
22.   decease It[em] I give and bequeath unto my daughter
23.   ane (Anne) Browne one Joyne kobbard (cupboard) and great Boot (boat)
24.   one greate kettell to be delyvered presently
25.   after my desease all the Rest of my goodes
26.   unbequeathed bootes and movable goodes what
27.   soever I give unto mary [my] wife whom I make
28.   my sole excecuter to se(e) this my last will and
29.   teasttament faythfully performed in witnes
30.   where of I have pout to my hand and sealle
31.   the daye and yeare above written
32.   Read sealed and delyvered
33.   in the presene of us Willam Browne
34.   and myhell harvie       Jhon goulstone
35.   his marke                   his marke
36.   Richard durrell
37.   his marcke

SourceMersea Museum