John HARDY of Wivenhoe, Shopkeeper, 1852. D/ACW 45/1/15

This is the last Will and Testament of
me John Hardy of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex
Shopkeeper made in manner and form following that
is to say I give and devise All those my Copyhold
Messuages or Tenements with the yards Gardens
hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging
situate lying and being on Wivenhoe Heath in
the Parish of Wivenhoe aforesaid and Copyhold of the
Manor of Wivenhoe and now in the occupation of
myself and Tenants And also All that piece or
parcel of Garden Ground situate lying and being
on the aforesaid Heath opposite the before mentioned
premises and now in my own occupation unto
Thomas Harden of Wivenhoe aforesaid Cordwainer
And all other my Real Estate whatsoever to hold to
him for and during the term of his natural life
And after his decease I give and devise the same
unto his wife Jemima Harden for and during the
term of her life and after her decease I give and
devise the same Messuages or Tenements Ground
hereditaments premises real estate unto all
and every the children of the said Thomas Harden
by his said wife Jemima to hold to them their
heirs and assigns for ever as Tenants in common
and not as Joint Tenants  Item I give and
bequeath unto the said Thomas Harden All my
Household Goods and Furniture and all other
my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever
and wheresoever he paying thereout all my
just debts Funeral Expences and Testamentary
Charges  And lastly I nominate constitute and
appoint said Thomas Harden and

Jemima his wife Executor and Executrix of
this my will In witness whereof I the said John
Hardy the Testator have to this my last Will
and testament set my hand this thirtieth day of
March One thousand eight hundred and fifty

John Hardy

Signed published and declared
by the said John Hardy the Testator as
and for his last will and Testament
in the presence of us who in his presence
at his request and in the presence of
each other have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses

John M Erdell

Jno Green Snr
}clerks to J Barnes Solr Colchester

Whereas since the date of my above Will
the above named  Thomas Harden has died
Now therefore I do by way of Codicil to my said
Will give and bequeath unto the above named
Jemima Harden All my Household Goods
and Furniture Monies and personal Estate to
and for her own sole use and appoint her sole
Executrix of my said will and in all other aspects I
confirm my said will As Witness my hand this
twenty sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred
and fifty two

John Hardy

Signed published and declared by the said
Testator as and for a Codicil to his last will
in the presence of us who in  his presence
at his request and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses

William Hines
John Moffat

The first day of May One thousand
eight hundred and fifty two

Jemima Harden the sole Executrix within
named was sworn to the truth of this Will
and Codicil and to the due performance thereof
and to the best of her knowledge and belief
the amount of the value of the Goods
Chattels and Credits of the deceased is
under the sum of twenty pounds

The Testator died on the
17th day of January
1852 at Wivenhoe in
the County of Essex

before me
Samuel Carr
Surrogate

Proved on the 7th day of May 1852 before the Reverend
Samuel Carr Clerk, Surrogate &c by the oath of Jemima Harden the surviving sole executor
to whom Admon &c was granted she being first sworn
duly to adminr

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