William SEXTON of Wivenhoe, Husbandman, 1766. D/ACW 32/2/6

In the name of God Amen I
William Sexton
of Stisted in the County of Essex Husbandman being weak in Body
But of a sound and perfect disposing mind memory and understanding (thanks be to
God therefore) Do make & Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and
form following (that is to say) First I give and devise unto my Nephews
Sexton Polley and Daniel Brown and to their Heirs and assigns for for Ever
and to the Heirs and assigns of the Survivor of them All those messuages or
or Tenements with the Houses Outhouses Yards Gardens and Appurtenances
Situate Standing and being in Stisted aforesaid and now in the Several Tenures or
Occupation of my self Judith Clark Henry Spurgin and the widow Lilly or
our assigns In Trust nevertheless to make publick sale thereof
so soon as conveniently may be next after my Decease for the Best price
that can be obtained or Gotten for the same without fraud or Deceit And the
money arising by such sale I Dispose of as follows (that is to say) I Give
and Bequeath unto my Sisters Mary Brown the wife of Thomas Brown and
my sister Margarett Austin wife of John Austin the sum of Fifteen pounds
apiece of lawfull money Great Britain of to be paid unto them within three
months next after my Decease And I will that the same shall be paid into their
own proper hands for their own separate use Exclusive of their said Husbands
And the remainder of the money arising by such sale I Give and Bequeath
unto my said Nephews Sexton Polley and Daniel Brown and my Nephews  James
Rayner Thomas Brown William Brown
Adam Polley and John Polley and to my
Neices Judith Clark, Rose Duncan & Mary Shelly Jane Brown and Ann
Brown
Equally to be divided between them share and share alike And all the
Rest Residue and Remainder both of my Real and Personal Estate whatsoever
and wheresoever or of what kind Quality name or Denomination soever I Give
Devise & Bequeath unto my said Nephews & Neices Equally to be divided
Between them they paying out thereof all my just Debts Funeral Charges and
Probate of this my will And my will is that in case my Goods Chattels and
Personal Estate shall not be sufficient to pay off and discharge all my just Debts
Funeral Charges & probate of this my will that my said Trustees should make good

The Deficiency out of the money arising by Sale of my Real Estate And Lastly
I do hereby Nominate Substitute and Appoint my said Nephews Sexton Polley and
Daniel Brown joint ex[ecu]tors of this my last will and Testament hereby Revoking
all other wills by me at any time heretofore made and do allow my said Ex[ecu]tors Three
Pounds apiece for their Trouble In Witness whereof I the said William sexton
to this last will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper to each of the
said sheets have set my hand and affixed my seal this Twenty Fourth day of
October in the year of our Lord 1757

William Sexton (X)
his mark

Signed Sealed published and Declared by
the sd Testator William Sexton as & for his last
will & Testament in the presence of us who
subscribed our names as witnesses as hereunto  in the
presence and at the Request of the said Testator

Mathias Gardner

William Farrer
J Beckwith

10th December 1765 Sworn by the within
mentioned Sexton Polley and Daniel Brown
that this is the last will and testament of
the said William Sexton, to the best of their
knowledge and belief and that they will duly
execute the same according to the best of their
skill and judgement before me

C Lind
Surrogate

This Will of William Sexton late of the parish of Wivenhoe
in the County of Essex deceased was proved on the Tenth Day of
December in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and
Sixty Five Before the Reverend Charles Lind Doctor in Divinity Surrogate &c
by the Oaths of Sexton Polley and Daniel Brown the Executors to whom
Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the decd
was granted and committed on the Ninth day of January in the Year of
our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six they being first sworn
duly to Administer.

Proved 10th Dec 1765 by Sexton Polley and Daniel Brown

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