1650 Will - Richard Reeve


1650 Will - Richard Reeve


Dated: 23 Mar 1649/50, Barking, Essex
Probated: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 25 Nov 1651
Recorded: Piece 219 (Grey), folio 183


The 23 of March One thousand sixe hundred fortie nyne I Richard Reeve of Barking in the Countie of Essex yeoman being sicke and weake in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance (blessed be God) doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge
Ffirst I comend my soule into the hands of Almightie God my Creator and redeemer trusting in the merrits of Jesus Christ to haven remission of all my sinnes and my bodie to the earth from whence it was taken
Item I give and bequeath unto Marian my nowe wife all my cowes hoggs geese, ducks and hens
Item I give unto my daughter ? Reeves two ? of stubbornes cloth to make her two aprons
Item I give unto my uncle? James Jonas Reeve the some of fortie poundes of lawfull money of England and my will is that my teemes of horses shalbe sold for the paiment of the said legacie
Item I give unto Ann the nowe wife of George Frith of Barking aforesaid tanner the some of fortie shillings to be paid to the said Ann within one yeare next after my decease
Item I doe give and bequeath the remainder of all my goods and chattells unbequeathed by this my last will and testament unto my said wife my sonne Jonas and my daughter Elizabeth Reeve whome I do make and ordaine joynt executors of this my last will and Testament and lastlie I doe appoint my loveing friend Mr Thomas Comley and Lazarus Twitchell of Barking aforesaid to be overseers of this my last will and testament desiring them to see the same truly executed and performed accordinge to my trust reposed in them and for their paines therein sustained i give to them tenn shillings a peece In testimonie to the truth of the ? wee subscribed our names Novemb 25 1651 Witness hereunto Tho Comley Lazarus Twitchell

The Will above written was proved at London before the worth William Stoacth Doctor of Lawes and Surrogate of the right worth Sir Nathaniel Brent? Knt Master or keeper of the Prerogative Court the five and twentieth daie of the month of November In the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred & fiftie and one By the oath of Marian Reeves the Relict and one of the executors named in the same will to whome was comitted administration of all and singular the goods chattells and debts of the said deceased shee being first legally sworne well and truly to administer the same power being reserved of granting the like Coemission to Jonas Reeve and Elizabeth Reeve children of the said deceased, and executors also in the same will named; when they or either of them shall come to desire the same


England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 (Ancestry)