Probated: Bishop of London: Peculiar of Good Easter, 28 Apr 1692
Isaack Reeve of Good Easter in the County of Essex yeoman being suck in body but of sound and perfect memory prayse bee given to God for the same, considering the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order, to the end that there may bee peace amongst my relations after my departure doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that yt to say First and principally I commend my soule unto the Almighty God my Creatour assuredly beleeving that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins and bee saved by the pretious death and merritts of my blessed saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to bee buried in such decent and Xian manner as by my executor hereafter named shall bee though meet and convenient And as touching such worldly goods and estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent unto mee my will and meaning is the same shall bee imployed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will it axpressed. Item I give and bequeath unto Isaack Reeve my eldest sonne one shilling to bee payd unto him by my executor hereafter named. Item I give devuse and bequeath unto my two other sonnes Thomas Reeve and John Reeve all that my freehold messuage or tenement wherein I lately dwell called Small Shoes? or by what other name or names the same it called or knowne by with all the lands thereunto belonging or thereunto now used occupied and enjoyed with all other the appurtenances to the same mssuage or tenemt belonging or in any wise apptaining situate lying and being in the pish at of Good Easter and Mashbury in the County aforesayd to have and to hold the said messuage or tenemt with theappurtenances unto them the said Thomas Reeve and John Reeve my sayd sonnes and to their heyers and assigns for ever. Item all the rest of my moveable goods chattles & credits as well moveable as unmoveable of what nature kind or quality soever not before in this my will given & bequeathed I will devuse & bequeath unto William Rust my Brother in law for & towards ye discharging of all my debts funerall expences and probate of this my will & other charges and the remainder thereof to bee equally diided between my two sonns Thomas & John provided nevertheless that my sayd sonne Thomas shall give an account unto my sayd Brother in law William Rust of what money or goods hee hath already reveived in my life time to bee part of his part or moiety of what shall remaine as before sayd whereby my sonne John may have an equall part of ye remainder with him my snne Thomas and I ordaine & make ye said William Rust my Brother in law the sole executor of this my last will hoping that hee will pforme ye trust that I repose in him. In witness whereof to this my last will & Testmt renouncing all former wills by me made whatsoever I have hereunto set my hand & seale ye day & yeare above written.
The mke of Isaac the testatr
The mke of Sarah Luckin
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