ID MARG_373_011

TitleWill of Robert George of Copford 1609 D/ABW 17/101
AbstractWill of Robert George Yeoman of Copford 4 June 1609 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ABW 17/101

Transcriber Elaine Barker May 2021

the iiijth of Jun 1609
in the name of god amen I Robert George of Coptforde in the County
of Essex yeoman beinge sicke in body but the p[er]fite memorey thanks
be to god there fore doe ordayne and make this my laste will
and teastament in manor and forme as foloweth firste I bequeath
my soule in to the hands of All mighty god my god Creator &
to Jeasus Christe my redemer and my body to be burede in the
Church yeard of Coptforde & [ce]t[era]. It[e]m I give unto An my
wife eight of my beste beace & xl sheepe of my beaste It[e]m
I give unto the sayd An my wife the one halfe of all my
howsold stufe excl excptinge my beste bede w[i]th all the furnitur
standinge in the parlor & my beste tabel beinge a drawing
tabell w[i]th fower joyned stoles/ It[e]m I give unto the sayd An
my wife fower of my beste horse or mares It[e]m I give unto the
sayd An my wife the one halfe of \my/ swine or hogges to remayne
where theye nowe ar untill Michelltid [Michaelmas-tide, 29th September] next It[e]m I give unto
the sayd An my wife x qurtrs of wheate and x qurters of
barley to be delyvred unto hir at michelltid next/ It[e]m I give
more unto the sayd an my wife all that my howse and land
in Peldon, which houldeth of the Manor of Pete hall
\for tarme of hir lyfe/ upon this condicion that she bilde or sete up one newe hall howse
\with in ij years after hir entrey upon the same/
and keepe the reste of the howses in sufficente rep[a]racions and
that she sell noe wood nor timber upon the sayd lands but onley for
Rep[a]racions of the howsses and for the finces\and after hir decease/ I give unto
Walter George my yongeste sonn all those my howses that my howse
and lands afore named which houldeth of the Manor of Pete hall
to him and to his ayers for ever now if it shall happen that An
my wife shall dep[ar]te thes lyfe before that the sayd walter my sonn
shall com to the age of fiften yeares then my will is that Robrte
Pollard my sonn in lawe shall have the one halfe of thease lands
aforenamed for and and towards the bringinge up of the sayd walter
my sonne in good edduecation and larninge and the other halfe of
the sayd lands I give & bequeath unto Robarte George my Eldeste
sonns Childe which nowe is w[i]th me untill the sayd walter my sonne
shall com to the age of fiftene years and that neither of thease
p[ar]tyes afore named shall not sell noe \timbr/ noe wood but for nedfull rep[ar]ati[on]
& finces It[e]m I give unto the sayd An my wife xti of my best
Cheses and one firkin of butter/ It[e]m I give unto walter my
sonne my beste bede and my beste tabell with all the furnitur as
they are in this my will execpted be fore It[e]m I give unto John
George my Eldeste my sonne my lease or tarme of years y[e]t to co[me]
in the farme where in I now dwell Called Bottingham hall in Copt[ford]
to enter at michelltid next It[e]m I give unto Robrte George my gran
gran Child that is now w[i]th me the hole be neifite of a lease which I ha[ve]
in Peldon of a tenement \called ..gles?/ and serteyne \lands/ there unto belonginge

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and that Willam Canell my brother in lawe shall there
remayne and dwell for the hole terme of yeares which
I have th[a]t in it payinge the same rent that former
ly he hath don except for the halfe yeard he
shall paye but fower pounds It[e]m I give unto
walter George my yonger sonne a teney mente lyinge in
Peldon Called by the name of Cottmans to him and his
ayers for ever and if it shall happen that the sayd
walter my sonne shall die w[i]th out ayers of his body
lawefully beggtten that \then/ I will that this land and
all the lands afore named shall remayne unto Robrte
George my gran Child which is nowe remayninge with me
and to his ayers for ever It[e]m I give unto the sayd
An my wife one Carte one tumbrell and fower payer
of Carte harnes and fower payer of Ploue harnes
It[e]m I give unto Thomas lenarde of yacksley in [Suffolk?]
xiij l[ibre] It[e]m I give unto marey lenarde my kinswoman
v l[ibre] of lawefull money of Ingland It[e]m I give unto
Roger Browninge one \ too yeare ould / mare Colte and \one/ of \my/ beste
yeare ould cowe bullocks It[e]m I give unto margret
Romen of wittham fortey shillings It[e]m I give unto
Stephen Peverell of Peldon iij l[ibre] which he oweth
\to/ me It[e]m I give unto Elizabeth Renaulds my servant
xx s It[e]m I give unto marey docker my Servante
x s It[e]m I give unto Samuell Ford my servant
x s It[e]m I give unto jhon dason my servante
x s It[e]m I give unto michaell Siday my servant
x s It[e]m I give unto the pore people of Coptford
twenty shillings It[e]m I give unto Elizabeth Browning
of sarvante w[i]th Rafe Bardinge of Feringe forty shillings
It[e]m I give unto the pore peple of Peldon ten shillings
It[e]m I give unto M[aste]r Docter Ram [Peldon's rector] to preache at
\It[e]m I give unto Robrte george my sonne Thomas child vj l[ibre]/
my burill x s all the reste of my goods un
beque[a]thed \ what so ever/ I give unto John George my sonn and
Thomas George and Roberte Pollard to be equiley
devided amongeste them if it shall happen that
thease my three Children shall \not/ quiatley and pease
abley a gree in and aboute the devidinge or p[ar]tinge
of thease goods which I have be quethed amongst
them that then I give full powr and autoritey
unto John Potter of Peldon and Ralfe Burding
of Feringe to medeygate the matter be twen \them/ and to
p[ar]te these goodes amongste \them/ at their decrision and if
aney of thease three p[ar]tyes shall refuse to doe and be
ordred by John Potter and Rafe Burdinge that then
they to devid his p[ar]te amongste the other too equalley

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and I doe ordayne and make An my wife and John George my
sonne and Robrte Polarde my sonn in lawe myne Exceturs and
John Potter and Ralfe burdinge my supureyvisors in witness
where of I have here unto sete my hand and seale the daye
and yeare firste above wretten
Witnesses to this my laste             the marke of
will John Potter                         John George
Thomas Gale
the mark of
Rafe Burdinge         [Paragraph in Latin to say probate was granted 21st July 1609]

Note
This document tells us that Robert George holds a house and land in Peldon in the Manor of Pete Hall. They are left to his wife for her life and then to his son Walter George. Documents MARG_371_011 and MARG_372_011 detail the surrender of Rolves (probably Rolls) by Walter George as a Customary Tenant in 1657.

Published4 June 1609
SourceMersea Museum
IDMARG_373_011
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