Will of Isaac Lemyng Rebow 1734

Grandson of Sir Isaac Rebow

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Isaac Lemyng Rebow
Essex Record Office

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The last part of this will shows a summary of the Names, Places, Properties and Vessels mentioned in the will.




1       I Isaac Lemyng Rebow

2       of Colchester in the County of Essex Esquire do make and ordain this my

3       last Will and Tesament in manner following (that is to say) ffirst I desire

4       to be privately interred in the vault in the parish church of Saint Mary

5       in the said town of Colchester among my ancestors & that the

6       Expense and Charge of ffunerall Mourning do not exceed the sume of

7       sixty pounds the ordering of which I leave to the discretion of my Executor

8       Also I give and bequeath All that my Messuage with the parks or paddock

9       and all other the Lands tenements Buildings Hereditaments and

10    Appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging in any wise appertaining

11    as the same

12    are situate and being in the parish of Greenstead in the said Town of

13    Colchester and Wivenhoe in the said County of Essex and are now in

14    my own occupation to such person or persons who shall from time to

15    time take and be seized of the Real Estate of my late Grandfather Sir

16    Isaac Rebow deceased by certain of the Limitations in and by the will

17    of the said Sir Isaac Also I give to my son Isaac Martin Rebow (if he

18    happens to survive me all my Books and Medalls otherwise I will that

19    they shall lapse into my personal Estate and desire that my said son may be

20    educated privately or in some private school and  not at any of the Great

21    publick schools and if at his age of seventeen or eighteen he shall have

22    made any proficiency in the Classicks or School Learning as to fit him

23    for the university & do desire he may be entered a pensioner in Trinity

24    College in Cambridge for ffour years and be obliged during the said

25    ffours years to perform both private and publick Exercise so as to fit him

26    for  his Batchelor of Arts Degree to which I would have him admitted

27    And I do appoint Mary my dearly beloved wife and my hounered

28    father in Law Matthew Martin Esquire Guardians of my said son

29    and Executrix and Executor of this my will and desire them to oblige

30    the acting Trustees under the Will of late Grandfather the said

31    Sir Isaac Rebow to account quarterly for all moneys by them received

32    or to be received by virtue of or on account of the said Trust and

33    place out from time to time the overplus moneys remaining in their

34    hands in some Government or other Sufficient Security or Securitys to

35    prevent any Embeazlements that otherwise may happen All the rest

36    and residue of my Estate both real and personal either in possessions

37    or Revertion after my Debts and ffuneral charges paid I give to my

38    said wife Mary and to her heirs and Assigns for ever In witness

39    whereof I have to this my last will and Testament contained in

40    Two sheets of paper sett my hand to each sheet and to the last

41    sheet also my seal this fourteenth day of November in the year of

42    our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and thirty four I L rebow

43    signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Isaac Lemying

44    Rebow as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who

45    likewise in his presence and at his request have subscribed our Names as

46    Witnesses thereto_Isaac Harrison Richd Bacon Ino Grinston./.


47    This Will was proved at London the ninth day of

48    April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and thirty five

49    before the worshipfull John Andrew Doctor of Law and Surrogate to the

50    Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor also of Laws Masterkeeper

51    or Commissary of the prerogative Court of Cantebury lawfully constituted

52    by the oath of Mary Rebow Widow and Relict of the said deceased and

53    Matthew Martin Esquire Executors named in the said will

54    who granted of all  and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the

55    said deceased being first sworn duly to Administer./.

A summary of names, relationships, places, properties mentioned in the will of Isaac Lemyng Rebow


Sir Isaac RebowGrandfather16, 31
Isaac Martin RebowSon17
Mary RebowWife27, 52
Matthew MartinFather in Law28, 53
John AndrewDoctor of Law49
John BettesworthDoctor of Law50
Messuage, ParkWivenhoe8/9







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