Thomas HOWES of Wivenhoe, Brewer, 1726. D/ACW 26/5/21

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Howes of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Brewer being
weake in body but of sound & disposeing mind & understanding Blessed be God for the same Do make my last
will & testament as followes: And first I comend my soul into the hands of Allmighty God the Sovereign disposer
of all things and my body to decent Christian buryall at the discretion of my Executors herein after named
And as to such temporall & worldly estate as is hath pleased God in his mercy to bestow upon me dispose thereof
as followes Item I give & bequeath unto my Kinsman John Howes & to his heires & assignes forever All my Coppyhold
messuages Lands & tenements situate lying & being in Wivenhoe aforesaid together with the Brewhouse stables outhouse
yards & apprtemts to the same belonging or in any wise apprtayning now in my own occapation But in Case the said
John Howes shall happen to depart this life Leaveing no issue of his body Then my will is that the same shall goe to
his Brother William Howes & to his Heires Item I give & bequeath unto my said Kinsman John Howes all my
household goods Linnen plate ready money plate goods malt hopps Coaled beer Casks at home & elsewhere and all
other my goods & personall estate whatsoever together with all my debts of what nature or kind soever they be, ?
paying & dischargeing all such Legacyes as are herein after mentioned together wth my debts & Funerall charges &
all things Executeing & performing this my will. That is to say I will that my sister Anne Howes shall have her dwelling
in the said Said wth her son dureing her life Item I give unto my Sonn in Law John Peirson tenn Guineas for his
trouble in Executeing this my will, and I also give to him twenty pounds more to be paid him out of my personell estate
within ter yeares next after my decease, And I give to every one of my said Sonn in Law John Peirsons Children that
shall be liveing at the time of my decease the sume of Five pounds apeice to be paid to them within two yeares next after
any decease Item I give into my brother Richard Howes my best suite of Cloathes & the sum of tenn pounds to be
paid within two yeares after my death by two even yearly payments Item I give to my sister Anne Major the
sume of tenn pounds to be paid wthin two yeares after my decease by hir even yearly payments Item I give unto
my Kinsman Richard Howes the sume of five pounds to be paid to him within twelve months next after
my decease Item I give the sume of tenn pounds to bind my cousin William Howes apprentice to such trade as
my Exer & the said William Howes shill think fitt Item I give unto Richard Easby the sume of tenn pounds
to be paid him within two yeares next after my decease at two even yearly payments Provided hee be assisting to
my Excit in Getting in my debts. And I do hereby revoake all former & other wills by me hereto fore made and
declare this to be my Last will & testament And of this my will do constitute & appoint my said Kinsman
John Howes & my said sonn in Law John Peirson to be Execrs In Wittness whereof I have to this my will written
& contegned in one sheet of Paper sett my hand & seale this Seaven & twentyeth day of January in the tenth yeare
of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King
The Marke of
Thomas Howes (X)
Defendr of the Faith & Anno Dom 1728
Signed Sealed published a declared by the said Thomas
Howes
the testator to be his Last will & testament
in our presence & wee subscribed our names as
Wittnesses hereunto in the presence of the said testator

Ezekiel Brooke
Johns Peerson
ford Eforid in te norat
Thomas Spurham
John Eldred
.

[Probate clause in Latin]

Robt Middleton Surr
To be sent to Mr Walker

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