Anne GOODWIN of Wivenhoe, Widow of Reverend Thomas GOODWIN, 1751. D/ACW 30/4/23

In the Name of God Amen I Anne Goodwin of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex widow and Relict of the Late
Reverend Mr Thomas Goodwin Deceased.  Being in perfect mind and memory do the Twenty Second Day of June one Thousand Seven Hundred and
Fifty one, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first I commend my soul into
The hands of Almighty God, who gave it me, and my Body I Commend to the Earth to be Decently buried in the Parish Church of
Wivenhoe above written as in Writing under my hand shall be declared.  And as touching such effects as it hath pleased God to bless
Me with I dispose thereof as followeth I do hereby Give and bequeath unto my Nephew Mr John Tyrrel, of Bilrecay in the County Essex, and to
the Heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten all that my Farms, Messuages, Lands and appurtenances called Brookhouse scituate in Rockendon [Ockendon?] in the County
aforesaid.  I also Give and Bequeath unto my said Nephew Mr John Tyrell and to the Heirs of his Body all that Farm Messuage or Tenement with the Lands
and appurtenances to the same belonging called Holes in the parish of Stock in the County aforesaid;  I also give and Bequeath unto my said
Nephew Mr John Tyrell and to his Heirs of his body all that my other Farme, Lands and Tenements with the appurtenances in Stock aforesaid
(Called Butts) (also Leggs) Subject nevertheless and I do hereby charge the last mentioned Messuages Lands and premises called Butts Immediately from and
after my Decease with the yearly sum (payment) of twenty Shillings so long as the world shall endure to the Schoolmaster (for the time being) of the Charity
School in Wivenhoe aforesaid to be paid Quarterly, if Demanded for and towards the Learning or Educating of one poor Child of the said parish (to be
nominated by the Minister thereof) But if it shall so happen that my said nephew Mr John Tyrrel shall depart this life and leave no issue, then
All the aforesaid Farms and Messuages Lands and premises I dispose thereof in manner following (that is to say)  All that Messuage Farm
Lands and Appurtenances Called Holes in the Parish of Stock I Give and Bequeath unto my nephew Mr John Fitchet of Brentwood in the
County aforesaid and to his Heirs for Ever I also Give and Bequeath unto my Nephew Mr Charles Fitchet of Brentwood and to his Heirs
for Ever All that Farms and Messuages Lands and Appurtenances Called Brookhouse in the parish of Rockendon in the County of aforesaid I also
Give and bequeath unto my Nephew Mr Charles Fitchet aforesaid and to his Heirs for Ever All that my Farme Messuage Lands and Appurtenances
Called Butts lying in the Parish of Stock aforesaid, Subject never the less and I do hereby charge the last mentioned Messuage or Tenement
Lands and premises called Butts immediately from my Decease with the aforesaid yearly payment of twenty shillings every year so long
as the world shall endure unto the Schoolmaster (for the time being) of the Charity School in Wivenhoe to be paid Quarterly without any
Charges or abatement whatsoever for and towards the educating one poor Child of the said parish at the Discretion of the minister thereof.
I do hereby Give unto my God Daughter Catherine Cardinal all my Goods and furniture in the best Chamber as it stand.  I also give to Mrs Anne
Cardinal
the wife of Mr John Cardinal for her separate use all the rest of my Household goods that shall belong unto me at the time of
my decease.  I also Give to Mr Thomas Richardson son of Mr Plamplin Richardson of Long Melford the sum of ten pounds.  I also Give to
my two God Daughters Mrs Anne Goodwin and Mrs Anne Sturgeon to each of them five pounds.  I also Give my God Daughter Anne Munson
the wife of Robert Munson for her separate use five pounds, and to my Godson Robert Munson five pounds.  I also give to Mr Clarkson Cardinal
one Silver Salver;  I also Give to Mrs Susan Beaumont my Gold Watch and Diamond ring after my burying;  probate of my will and
Legacies are paid and discharged.  What ready money remain;  my linen and wearing apparel I give to be equally parted between Mrs
Anne Goodwin of Bury Saint Edmunds;  and Mrs Susan Beaumont of Hadleigh;  both in the County of Suffolk hereby Revoking all former
Wills before made ratifying and confirming this to be and contain my last Will and Testament.  And do appoint my Nephew
Mr John Tyrrel of Bilrecay and Mr John Cardinal of Tendering in the County of Essex to be Executors of this my last will and
Testament.  I[n] Witness whereof I the said Anne Goodwin the Testatrix hath here unto set my hand and seal the Day and year above written

Anne Goodwin

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the
Testatrix in our presence and we witnessed
The same in her presence

Ann Barker
Sarah Wright
John Potter.

25 Sep 1751

John Tyrell
.Esq one of the Ex[ecu]t[or]s sworn before me
E Griffiths Sur[rogate]

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