1714 Will - John Reeve


1714 Will - John Reeve


Dated: 16 Mar 1713/4, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
Probated: Archdeaconry of Essex, 18 Jun 1714


In the name of God Amen The sixteenth day of March 1713/14 I John Reeve of Stanford le hope in the County of Essex yeoman being very sick & weak in Body but of perfect and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is first and principally I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave itt And my Body to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Buriall at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter named. And for such worldly Goods wherewith itt hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the same in maner and form following
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my three children John Reeve Eliz Reeve and James Reeve the sume of threescore pounds that is twenty pound a peice to be paid them when they shall arive at the age of twenty one years and in case any one of them shall die under age then his part & portion to be equally divided between the other two and in case two of them shall die under age the whole threescore pound to be paid to the survivor and to be maintain'd with meat drink and Aparell dureing their minority
Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Susana Sparrow one shilling if Demanded And all the rest of my personall estate houshold Goods Chattells money Debts &c I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Reeve whom I do hereby constitute and ordain my sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all former wills legacies and bequests ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the Day and yeare first above written
John Reeve
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
and Declared by the said John Reeve
as his last Will and Testament in ye
presence of us
Sam Smith
James Potter
John Rice


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