Will of Edward Feedam 1690-1731

Son of James Feedam

Transcribed by Frances Belsham

Edward ffeedam 1690-1731
Essex Record Office

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Edward ffeedam (as written in his will)

Edward was the son of James and Margery Feedam and nephew of Jonatham Feedam.

He was one of four children born to James and Margery.




Will of Edward ffeedam late of                                                    September 21 1732

Wivenhoe deceased                                                                       Margeria Durrell

Proved 21 Sept 1732                                                                      Tho Goodwin Rector of Wivenhoe

Under seale the Seventeenth

of May one thousand seven

hundred and thirty three


1       Amen In the Name of God I Edward ffeedam of Wivenhoe in the County of

Essex Marriner being of sound disposing Mind & Memory do make my last will &testament in

Manner & form following (that is to say) Imprimis I commend my soul into the hands of

Almighty God my Creater hoping for a last & free pardon of all my sins thro the Merritts of Christ

5       Jesus my Redeemer and my body I comitt to the earth to be decently interredat the discretion of

My Executrixes herein after named and as to such worldly Estate which it hath pleased Almighty

God to bestow upon me I dispose as followeth ffirst I give & devise unto my well beloved

Sister Elizabeth Causton her heirs & assigns for ever All that Messuages or Manson house with the

Yards gardens & appurtenances w[ha]tsoever thereto belonging situate lying & being in Wivenhoe aforesaid

10     now in my own occupation Item I give all these several messuages or Tenements with the

Blacksmiths shop carpenters yard gardeners yard & all & every the appurtenances to them or any of

them belonging situate & lying in Wivenhoe aforesaid & now in the several tenures or

occupations of Robert Simmons Robert White John Tibbald the widow Simmons & the widow

Rich to be divided between my sister Leah ffeedam & Margery Durrell Robert Durrell and John

15     Durrell children of my Sister Margery Durrell in manner following (that is to say) One third

part thereof I give to my said Sister Leah her heirs & assigns for ever One other third part

thereof I give to the said Margery Durrell my neice her heirs & assigns for ever & ye remaining

third part thereof I give to the said Robert Durrell & John Durrell all their heirs & assigns for ever as

tenants in common & not as Joynt tenants Item my mind & will is and I do hereby order direct

20     & appoint that all these Messuages or tenaments with the Lands Hereditaments & appurtenances is soever

thereto belonging situate lying & being in the seversl parishes of Elmstead & Alresford or one

of them in the said County of Essex or in some other parish or parishes thereto near adjoyning & now in

the several tenures or occupation of Jonathan Bundock & Jonathan Stone And also all that

Messuage or  Tenem[en]t with the Lands Hereditam[en]ts & appurtenances is forever thereto belonging situate

25     lying & being in Alresford aforesaid now in the occupation of John Hurlock And also all that

Messuages or Tenem[en]t with the Lands Hereditam[en]ts& appurtenances is soever thereto belonging situate

Lying & being in Wivenhoe aforesaid now in the occupation of Philip Causton And also all

that tenem[en]t with the appurtenances situate in Wivenhoe aforesaid now in the occupation of John

Hiscoe and all other my Messuages Lands Tenements & Hereditaments & reall Estate is soever

30     & wheresoever either in possession revision expectancy not herein before otherwise devised or

Disposed of shall be sold by my Executrixes herein after named as soon as conveniently may

be after my decease for the best price that can be gotten for the same and the money arising by

such sale together with the Rents and profits thereof till sold shall in the first place (so far as my

personal Estate exclusive of the specific Legacys herein after by me given shall fall short ) be

35     applied towards the payment of my just Debts ffuneral charges & the charges of proving this

my will and as to the over plus I dispose thereof as followeth (vizt) I give and  bequeath to my

said sister Margery Durrell the sum of Twenty one pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain

to be paid within six months next after Sale of the premises and the Residue and Remainder

thereof together with all other my Estate w[hat]soever after payment of my Debts Legacys ffuneral

40     Charges & Charges of proving this my will I give to be divided between my said Sister Elizabeth

Causton my said Sisterr Leah ffeedam& the said Margery Robert & John Durrell the children

Vizt One third part thereof to the said Elizabeth Causton one third part thereof to the said

Leah ffeedam and the other third part thereof to the said Margery Robert & John Durrell the

Durrell & Elizabeth Causton Executrixes of this my will and revoking all other wills do declare

45     this to be my last In Witness whereof I have to this my will contained in two sheets of

Paper to each sheet sett my hand & sealthis twenty eight Day of August in the second

Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great

Britain ffrance & Ireland King Defender of the ffaith & Annog Din 1728

Signed sealed published & declared by the

Testator as his last will & Testament in

Presence of us and by us attested in his


Thomas Denton

Roger Fenwick

Geo Wegg Fm


A Summary of Names, Relationships, Places and Properties.

Name                                  Place                       Relationship/Status                        Line

Elizabeth Causton                                                 Sister                                                9, 40/1, 42, 44

Robert Simmons                                                   Tenant                                              13

John Tibbald                                                           Tenant                                              13

Robert White                                                          Tenant                                              13

Widow Simons                                                       Tenant                                              13

Widow Rich                                                            Tenant                                              14

Leah Feedam                                                         Sister                                                14, 16, 41, 43

Margery Durrell                                                     Sister                                                14, 17, 37, 41, 43

Robert Durrell                                                        Son of Margery                                  14, 18, 41, 43

John Durrell                                                            Son of Margery                                  15, 18, 41, 43

Jonathan Bundock                                                Tenant                                              23

Jonathan Stone                                                     Tenant                                              23

John Hurlock                                                         Tenant                                              25

Philip Causton                                                      Tenant                                              27

John Hiscoe                                                          Tenant                                              28/9

Thomas Denton                                                   Witness

Roger Fenwick                                                      Witness

Geo Well                                                                Witness


Messuage/Manson                Wivenhoe                                                                         9

Blacksmiths Shop                  Wivenhoe                                                                         11

Messuages                              Wivenhoe                                                                         8, 9

Messuages                              Elmstead                                                                          20, 21

Messuage                               Alresford                                                                          20, 21

Messuage                               Alresford                                                                          24, 25

Messuage                               Wivenhoe                                                                         26, 27

Messuage                               Wivenhoe                                                                         28, 29


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