ID: MARG_546

TitleWill of Moyses Livermore of West Mersey 1684
AbstractWill of Moyses [Moses] Livermore of West Mersea 16 October 1684 transcribed from ERO D/ABW 71/136

Transcription by Jackie Twinn February 2024

1.   In the Name of God Amen the sixteenth of October in the year of our Lord God one
2.   thousand six hundred Eightie and fower I Moyses Livermore of West Mersey in the County
3.   of Essex yeoman being very sicke in body but in good & perfect memory prayse be given
4.   unto Almightie God doe make and ordaine this my last will & testament in manner and Forme
5.   following First & principally I com[m]itt my soul into the hands of Almightie God my Maker
6.   trusting through the meritorius death & passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & redemer
7.   to receive a Free pardon & Forgivenesse of all my sin[n]s And my body unto the earth out of w[hi]ch it
8.   was Framed to [Note 1] be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named And
9.   as for that worldly goods w[hi]ch it hath pleased Almightie God of his Free mercy to bestow upon
10.   me I give & bequeath as Followeth Item I give & bequeath unto my son[n] John Livermore the
11.   sume of Fower pounds of lawfull mony of England to be paid unto him within one year
12.   after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary livermore the sum[m]e Of
13.   Fower pounds of lawfull mony of England to be paid unto her within one year after my
14.   decease Moreover I give unto the said Mary Livermore one Feather bedd now on [th]e parlor
15.   chamber in the house I now live in & one Trundel bedsteadle in the parlor in the same house
16.   with the things therto belonging with one p[ai]r of sheets to be deliv[er]ed unto her upon her
17.   demand after my decease Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Livermore
18.   the sum[m]e of Fower pounds of Lawfull mony of England to be paid unto her within
19.   two yeares after my decease Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Liver-
20.   more the sum[m]e of fower pounds of like Lawfull mony to be paid unto her within two
21.   years after my decease And also my mind & will is that if either of these my fower Child
22.   -ren before mentioned depart ther lives before they shall receive ther Legacies herein
23.   specified that then the Legacie or Legacies of such child or children soe dyeing shalbe
24.   equally devided amongst the servivrs Item all the rest of my goods chattles moveables &
25.   household stuffe whatsoever unbequeathed I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife Margitt
26.   Livermore Late the daughter of Thomas Rand upon condition She pay my debts and legacies
27.   herein mentioned and discharge my Funerall And Lastly my minde & will is that if it should
28.   hapen that Margitt Livermore my wife should Marrie to another man after my decease
30.   that then that man to whom she shall marrie shall give sufficient bond in double value of
31.   all such monyes as is not then paid of the Legacies herein mentioned for the true performan\ce/
32.   & payment therof according to the true intent of this my will unto Mr John Cooke of West
33.   Mersey gentleman Otherwise the Said John Cooke shall prize & take into his possession
34.   soe much of my goods and Chatles to \the/ value of all Such monyes as shalbe then upaid of the
35.   Legacies herein mentioned for the true payment of the said Legacies to my children before
36.   mentioned And upon the true performance of this my will I doe make constitute &
37.   ordaine the said Margitt Livermore my loveing wife Sole Executrix of this my last
38.   will & testament revocking all other wills whatsoev[er] formerly by me made In Witnese
39.   wherof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written
40.   Sealed published & declared to be
41.   the last will & Testament of [th]e Testator
42.   within Named in the p[re]sence of us

Thomas Edwards           sign
W[illia]m Mosse           M
    sign           Moyses Livermore
Richard Rand

Note 1:  the transcription reflects the original document even though a capital 'f' would not be used in modern English. 

SourceMersea Museum