Probated: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 12 May 1655
Recorded: Piece 270 (Ruthen), folio 246
Enoch Reeve of Southminst in the Countie of Essex Gentleman being suck and weake in body, but of perfect memorie thanks bee given to Allmightie for the same doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following And first I commend my soule into the hands of Allmightie God who first gave the same. And my body to the earth frm whence it was taken being full assured of a joyfull resurrection at the last day. And as for all those worldly goods which Almightie God hath beene pleased to bestow upon mee here in this world I give and bequeath as followeth. And first I give and bequeath unt (blank) of lawfull English moneye to bee paid unto him within two years next after my decease by mine executors hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Reeve my youngest daughter the summe of a hundred pounds of good and lawfull English money to bee paid unto her two years after my deease by mine executors hereafter named
Item I give unto John Lilly his wife my daughter Joane the summe of tenn shillings to bee paid a moneth after my funerall if she demand it
And as for all the rest of my goods and chattells whatsoever unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto Mary Reeve my loving wife, and to my sonne Enoch Reeve my eldest sonne to bee equally divided betwixt them. And I doe make and ordaine my loving wife Mary Reeve and Enoch Reeve my eldest sonne aforesaid to bee mine executors of this my last will and Testament
In witness hereof I have hereunto sett my hand the day and yeare above written
The Will was proved the twelveth day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftie five before the judges for probate of Wills and granting Administration lawfully authorized By the oaths of the executors wthin named to whom Administration of all and singular the goods chattells and debts of the deceased was granted and committed They being first sworne by vertue of a comission truly to administer the same according to the tenor and effect of the said will