1706 Will - Sarah Reeve
IntroductionDated: 9 Nov 1706, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
Probated: Archdeaconry of Essex, 4 Feb 1709
TranscriptIn the Name of God, Amen. I Sarah Reeve of the Parish of Stanford le Hope in the County of Essex Widdow, being now in my declining Age, and not knowing how short my Life may be, but of a sound & disposing memory, praise be given to God for the same, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following, that is to say,
First & principally, I resign my soul into ye merciful Hands of Almighty God that gave it, as into ye Hands of a Faithfull Creatour, assuredly hoping through the merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, to obtain pardon & Remission of all my sins, And my Body I commit to ye Earth whence it was taken, to be decently Buryed by the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named. And as for ye Worldly Goods and Estate the Lord hath lent me I dispose thereof as follows.
Imprmis I give to my Daughter Susanna Sparrow the wife of Peter Sparrow one shilling, and all the rest and residue of my estate, Goods and Chattels not herein before bequeathed after my debts and Funeral Expences discharged, I do give and bequeath to my son John Reeve whom I make sole executor of this my will revoking all other wills by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this ninth Day of November in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and six.
Sarah Reeve her mark
Signed Sealed and published
In ye presence of
Abrah Green his mark