Mary MITCHELL, of Wivenhoe, Widow, 1730. D/ACW 27/2/42

In the name of God amen I Mary Mitchel of Wivenhoe, in
The county of Essex, widow, do make and ordain this my lst will and testament, in
manner and form following.  Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my daughter
Elizabeth, wife of Francis Lucas, of Colchester, in the county of Essex say maker
all those my lands, messuages and tenements with the appurtenances in the parish of
East Donnyland in the said county of Essex now, in the occupation of Robert
Rolls,
his assignee or assigns holden by copy of court roll of the said manor of
East Donnyland, to her, her heirs and assigns forever.  Item I give unto my daugh-
Ter, Mary the wife of Edward Bull, of Colchester, in the said county of Essex, Bra-
zier, all those my lands called Bacon’s with the grove and barn thereunto belonging
lying and being in Wivenhoe with the appurtenances thereunto belonging for and
during her natural life: and, after her decease I give and bequeath the aforesaid
lands and premises unto Thurston Bull, her son, his heirs and assigns, forever.  But
if my said grandson Thurston Bull shall depart this life before my said daugh-
ter, Mary Bull then my will is, I give and bequeath the aforebequeathed
lands and premises to my said daughter, Mary Bull, her heirs, and assigns,
forever.  Item. I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary Bull
my now dwelling house, with the kitchen I built with all the appurtenances there-
unto belonging, her heirs and assigns, forever.  Item I give and bequeath unto
my two daughters, Elizabeth Lucas and Mary Bull, their heirs and assigns all
those my lands and messuages with the appurtenances thereunto belonging called or
known by the name of Gunn’s or Mann’s, now in the occupation of Mr Pimm
his assignee or assigns, forever, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my grandson William King, his heirs and
assigns all those my lands and barn lying and being on Wivenhoe heath,
which I bought of Mr Edward Locke.  But in case he my said grandson
William King, should die before he comes of age, and without issue, then my
will is that I give the said premises with all and every of the said lands and
appurtenances to my daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Francis Lucas, her heirs and
assigns forever. Item.  I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth
wife of Francis Lucas, twenty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my grandsons William King five pounds of good
And lawful money of Great Britain.  Item.  I give and bequeath unto my grand-
Son, John Bull five pounds of like lawful money.  Item.  I give and be-
queath unto my said grandson, William King all such sums of money as he is
indebted to me on accompt of his board.  Item.  My will is that my timber
which I have ordered to be felled in Bacons be
accompted as part of my personal estate.  Item I
give unto my cousin Mary Phillybrown, one guinea.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Lucas, one silver cup
one silver porringer, one gold ring;  a bed, bed-stead, and all the things there-
unto belonging together with all the furniture in the hall chamber.  Item  I
give and bequeath unto my said grandson Thurston Bull, one silver cup markt
H.E.T., one silver spoon, a bed, bedstead, and the furniture thereto belonging,
with a chest of drawers, as they are in the parlour chamber.  Item.  I give and
bequeath unto my granddaughter, Mary Bull, my bed, and all the furniture there-
unto belonging as they were late in the kitchen chamber.  Item.  I give unto my daugh-
ter, Elizabeth, my best silk gown and petticoat.  Item.  I give unto my daugh-
ter Mary, my next best gown and petticoat.  I give unto Mr John Rootsey
and to my two sons Francis Lucas and Edward Bull, a guinea a piece to buy
them rings:  and all the rest residue of my real and personal estate, whatsoever
and wheresoever, unto my aforesaid two daughters, Elizabeth Lucas and Mary Bull,
whom also I appoint sole executrixes of this my last will and testament;  thus
revoking all other wills by me formerly made, I do hereby publish and declare
this to be my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal, this five and twentieth day of April, in the second
year of the reign of our sovereign lord, George, the second, annoq Domini 1729
Mary Mitchell.

Signed, sealed, published and declared
By the testatrix, to be her last will and testament,
In the presence of us,
William Vincent
the mark of
William (x) Marshall.
John Rhudd

Proved 11 Nov 1730

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