John BAWTREE of Wivenhoe, Brewer, 1773. D/ACW 33/3/10

In the Name of God Amen I John Bawtree of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Brewer being
weak in Body but of sound mind memory and understanding (praised be God for the same) Do make this
my Last Will and Testament in manner following First I order and direct that all my just Debts
be duly paid and satisfied Next I give and devise All that my Messuage Farm Lands Hereditaments
and Premises with the Appurtenances situate in Brightlingsea in the said County of Essex and now in
the occupation of John DrakeRudland and Anthony Tabor (subject to the Annuity or Rent
Charge of Thirty Pounds a year to my mother Jane Bawtree thereout for her Life) and also all that
my Messuage or Tenement with the Yards Gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging called the
White Lyon situate in Brightlingsea aforesaid and now in the occupation of William Coppin or his
assigns to my son John Bawtree and his heirs forever.  But in case my said son John shall happen
to die under the age of Twenty one years without leaving Issue of his Body lawfully begotten or having
Issue and such Issue shall happen to die under the age of Twenty one years Then and in such
cases I do hereby give and devise the said messuages Farm Lands, Hereditaments and Premises
given to my said son John as aforesaid to my son Samuel and his heirs forever chargeable with the
Payments of Four Hundred Pounds by my said son Samuel to his Brother William at his attainment of
the age of Twenty one years and in case of my said son Samuel’s Death under age and without issue as
before mentioned then I do hereby give and devise the said Messuages Lands and Premises to my son William
and his Heirs forever chargeable with the Payment of Four Hundred Pounds to his Sister Elizabeth
Sarah
at her attainment of the age of Twenty one years Also I give and devise to my said son
Samuel and his heirs forever All those my Grainary Warehouses Hereditaments Wharf and Quay
called the Wood Yard or otherwise which I purchased of Mr Samuel Luffe situate in Wivenhoe aforesaid
and in case of the Death of my said son Samuel under the age of Twenty one years and without leaving
Issue of his Body lawfully begotten or having Issue and such Issue shall happen to die under the age of
Twenty one Years then in either of such case I give and devise the said Grainary or Warehouses
Wharf and Quay to my son William and his Heirs forever but if my said son William shall happen to
die under the age of Twenty one years without issue in manner before mentioned then I give and
devise the said Grainarys Warehouses Wharf and Quay to my son John and his Heirs forever Also I
give and devise to my said son William and his Heirs forever All that my freehold Messuages or
Tenement called or known by the name or sign of the Red Lyon with the Yards Gardens and
appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Abberton in the said County of Essex & now in the
occupation of James Ives or his his assigns And also all that my copyhold Messuages Tenement
with the Malting Office Yards Gardens Orchard Hereditaments & Appurtenances thereto belonging
situate in Wivenhoe aforesaid & now in my own occupation and in the occupation of Mrs Husk and
John Groves and also all that my Copyhold Messuages or Tenements with the Yards & Appurtenances

thereto belonging situate in Walton in the Soken & called by the name of the Duke’s Head & now in the
occupation of the widow Worth but in case my said son William shall happen to die under the age of
Twenty one years without leaving issue of his Body lawfully begotten or having Issue and such Issue
shall happen to die under the age of Twenty one Years Then in either of such Cases I give and
devise the said last mentioned Messuages or Tenements Malting Office Hereditaments and
Premises so devised to my said son William as aforesaid to my son Samuel and his Heirs for
ever and in Case of the Death of my said Son Samuel under the age of Twenty one years and without
leaving Issue as before mentioned Then I give and devise all the said last mentioned estates so given to my said son
Samuel as aforesaid to my said son John and his Heirs forever but my will and mind is that
my Executrix and Executor hereafter named or the survivor of them or the Executors or administrators
of such Survivor do and shall from and immediately after my Decease receive and take the Rents
and Profits of all my said Estates hereinbefore devised to my said several children as aforesaid
and pay and apply the same towards the educating and bringing up of all my said sons and my
said Daughter until my said sons shall respectively attain their several ages of Twenty one years
without sending any account therefore Also I give to my said Daughter Elizabeth Sarah the sum of
Five Hundred Pounds of Lawfull British money to be paid to her at her attainment of the age of
Twenty one years without any Interest for the same out of my personal Estate and Effects
in case there is a sufficiency after Payment of my just Debts as aforesaid and also all the
Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattles Stock in Trade Farming Stock Leases of my Farms
Crop of Corn growing thereon ready moneys moneys out at interest Debts and also other my personal
Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever (after payment first thereout of all my just
Debts Funeral Charges, Charges of the proving of this my Will the Legacy aforesaid & other incidental
Expenses) I give and bequeath the same to my wife Sarah for her own use and Disposal & in order to
enable her to carry on the Trade of a Brewer & for the better bringing up of all my said Children relying

on her care prudence therein and Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Sarah and
my Brother in Law John Pearson Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and hereby revoking
all other Wills by me heretofore made I publish and declare this to be my Last In Witness whereof
I have to this my Last will contained in two sheets set my Hand & Seal & my Seal to
the label by which they are affixed together this fifth Day of December one thousand Seven
hundred and Seventy Two

Jn Bawtree

Signed Sealed published & declared by the said John
Bawtree the Testator as & for his Last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who in his presence
& at his Request have hereunto subscribed our
Mames as Witnesses.

Colin Hossack
Thos Tunmer

Thos Bayles

This Will of John Bawtree late of the Parish of Wivenhoe in the County of
Essex deceased was proved on the Twenty Second Day of March in the Year of our
lord one Thousand Seven Hundred  and Seventy Three Before the Reverend John
Smyth clerk Surrogate &c by the oath of Sarah Bawtree Widow the Relict of the
said deceased and one of the Executors to whom administration of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted and committed on the

Twenty ninth day of the same Month She being first sworn duly to administer
(Power being reserved of making the like Grant to John Pearson the other Executor
named in the Said Will when he Shall apply for the same.

22nd Day of March 1773
Sarah Bawtree (Widow of the
deceased) and one of the Executors
within named was sworn to the
Truth of this Will and to the due

Performance thereof ( Power be:
ing reserved to John Barson
and other Executor named in
the said Will

before me J Smythe Surrogate

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