Mary BARKER of Wivenhoe, Widow, 1782. D/ACW 34/5/3

In the Name of God Amen I Mary Barker of Wivenhoe in the County of
Essex Widow being of sound mind, memory and understanding Do Make
and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows
First and Principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty
God and my Body to the Earth to be there decently buried at the discretion of my
Executors herein after named or mentioned, and as to my Worldly Effects, I Give
and Bequeath them as followeth
I Give and Bequeath to my Loving Daughter Ann Sanford and to her Heirs for
Ever one Copyhold Messuage or Tenement with the premises thereto Belonging
now in the Occupation of Thomas Jenkins of Wivenhoe aforesaid
I Give and Bequeath to my loving son John Barker and his Heirs for Ever
one copyhold messuage or tenement now in the Occupation of William Webb
of Wivenhoe aforesaid Shopkeeper likewise the Premises thereunto belonging
I Give and Bequeath to my Loving Daughter Mary Barker and her Heirs for Ever,
one Copyhold Messuage or Tenement with the Premises thereto belonging now in the
Occupation of Benjamin Mower of Wivenhoe aforesaid Mariner,
I Give and Bequeath to my Loving son Redhead Barnabas Barker one
Copyhold Messuage or Tenement to him and his Heirs for Ever, now in the
Occupation of Robert Willis of Wivenhoe aforesaid Marriner.  All which Four
Copyhold Tenements before mentioned are being Situate and Lying in Wivenhoe
aforesaid, and held by Copy of Court Roll of the said manor
I will and order that all the tenants owners who go for water to the pump pay
Equally towards the repairs of the same , when wanting
I also Give and Bequeath to my said Daughter Mary Barker one Yellow Bed
with all that properly belongs to the same, a chest of Drawers, half a Dozen chairs
a Mahogony Table, a large Chest, a large Boiler, Two Saucepans a Tea Kettle
one Frying pan and a Looking Glass and Tea Table

I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Sanford a Chest of Drawers, a small
leaf Table a Parrot and any other trifles she should afterwards want
I Give and Bequeath to my son Redhead Barnabas Barker one Bed with the
furniture belonging to it, a Bureau a large wainscot table
I Give and Bequeath unto my Son John Barker one Blue Bed with the Furniture
belonging to the same.  And all the Remainder of any Household Furniture that
is not hereby specified or named is by me ordered to be sold off if in case money should
be wanting to pay off any Debts belonging to me, and the Overplus if there should be any
to be Divided Equally between my Two Sons and Two Daughters aforesaid
and if my said son John Barker cannot carry on the Business the House to be put off
and every article or thing, not before mentioned to be sold to the best advantage and
divided amongst them as aforesaid.  Share and share alike
And I Do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my Loving son John
Barker
and Benjamin Page of Fingringhoe in the said County Miller, Joint
Executors of this my Last Will and Testament for the purposes within mentioned
hereby declaring this to be my last Will and Testament and revokiung all former and
other Will or Wills by me before made or caused to be made and which is wrote upon
two sheets of common writing paper and signed and sealed by me in my own hand
writing at the bottom of each sheet this Twenty Eighth Day of February in the year
od our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two 1782

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said
Testatrix Mary Barker as and for her last Will and Testament
and we whose names which are hereunto subscribed as
witnesses did see the Testatrix sign and seal the same
by her desire and in the presence of each other

Mary Barker

John Till
John Sanford copyholders
Thomas Cole.

26th March 1782. John Barker and Benjamin
Page the Executors within named were sworn to
the Truth of this Will, and to the performance thereof,
and that to the best of their knowledge and belief,
the amount of the value of the Goods Chattels & Credits
of the deceased is under the sum of Forty pounds
Before me
Robt. Storry, Surrogate.

This Will of Mary Barker of the parish of
Wivenhoe in the County of Essex deceased was proved on the Twenty
Sixth Day of March one thousand seven hundred and
Eighty two before the Reverend Robert Storry
Surrogate &c by the oaths of John Barker son of
the deceased and Benjamin Page the Executors to
whom Adion &c was Granted they being first
Sworn duly to Administer.

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