1661 Will - Richard Reeve


1661 Will - Richard Reeve


Dated: 6 Jul 1661, Willingale Spain, Essex
Probated: Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Jurisdiction), 9 Jan 1662/3


In the name of God Amen the sixth day of July in the thirteenth yeare of the reigne of or sovraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland king Annoq Dm 1661 I Richard Reeve of Willingale Spaine in the County of Essex yeom being weake in body but well in minde & of pfect understanding praise be given to Almighty God for the same doe make & ordeyne this my last will & Testamt in manner & forme following that is to say And firste and principally I comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my creator hopeing for a glorious Reserection through the merretts of my saviour Jesus Christ And my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in Christian buriall And as for the things of this world wch I have to dispose of I will thereof as followeth
Item I give and bequeath unto my four dagters Ann Mary Katherin and Elizabeth forty shillings a peece to be payd unto them when they shall accomplish their ages of one & twenty yeares All the residue of my goods moveables & implemts household stuffe I give and bequeath unto Katerin my welbeloved wife and John Reeve my sonn equally to be devided betweene them. And of this my last will & Testament I doe make & ordeyne Katherin my wife & John Reeve my sonn to be the sole executors to paye my debts and legasies & to dischard my funerall expences And I anole all former wills & bequests by me made
In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day & yeare first above wrighten
Rich Reeve
Sealed & delivered in
the prts of
William Bryght
Tho Boosly


Essex Archives lists the date as 9 January 1662 although it would technically be 1662/3.


Essex Archives - D/AMW 6/133