Probated: Commissary of Bishop of London, 10 Nov 1625
William Reeve of Highester in ye cownty of Essex yeom, beinge somethinge weak & feeble in bodye, by reasone of gods hand uppon me, as wee are all incidente unto, yett of good & fit memory thankes be given theirefore unto god doe make devise ordayne and declare, this my prsent last will & testament in mannor & forme following that is to say First of right I bequeath and comend my soule unto ye merciful hands of allmightie my creator & redeemer in Jesus Christ, hopeing by ye death & merritts of Christe to be saved etearnally, and my body I comend to Christian Buriall
Item I give and bequeath unto Edmund Reeve my eldeste sonne one Brasse pott to be delivred unto him presently after my decease by my executors.
Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Reeve my sonne ye full somme of ten shillinges of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him within one month next after my deceacce by my executors. All ye reste of my goodes & chattles moveables corne cattell househould stuff & utensills whatsoever aswell moveable as unmoveable herein nott given & unbequeathed. I wholely give & bequeath unto Magery my daughter, Joane my daughter & Dorothy my daughter, whome I make and ordayne joyntly together full and whole executors of this my prsent last will and testament. In wittnes where of I ye said William Reeve ye testator have to this my laste will and testament sett to my hand & seale, dated ye thirtieth daye of July 1625 as aforesaid
Sealed and accnowledged
By ye said testator in ye
his? markehis? marke
Michaill (A) WatsoneWilliam (T) Reeve testator
Henrie (U) Maggott his mke
& Philemon Brewer (x)
Essex Archives - D/ABW 47/283.