Essex Wills (England) Vol 1 1558-1565

Emmison, F. G., National Genealogical Society, Washington D.C. (1982)

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9 February 1558/9 (110)

William Simpson the elder of Colchester asks that he be buried in St Peter’s Churchyard. He leaves ‘To Roger Potter and his wife my house in Wivenhoe called Makins, belonging to the manor of Wivenhoe’ amongst a number of other bequests to his family and others.

The preceding extract is reproduced from F. G. Emmison, ‘Essex Wills, Vol. 1, 1558-1565’ (Washington, D. C., National Genealogical Society), page 36, by permission of the National Genealogical Society, Arlington, Virginia, U. S.

9 December 1559 (116)

Richard Wallis of Wivenhoe, mariner leaves ‘To John Walles (sic) my brother my house called Cowers with all my goods, he to pay my debts and to pay William Wally my brother and every of my sisters Isabel, Mary and Margaret 20s apiece at 18….’

The preceding extract is reproduced from F. G. Emmison, ‘Essex Wills, Vol. 1, 1558-1565’ (Washington, D. C., National Genealogical Society), page 38, by permission of the National Genealogical Society, Arlington, Virginia, U. S.

1 November 1559 (824)

Elizabeth Edmonds of Colchester leaves as one of a number of behests to her family and to her sister Amy Edmonds ‘my moiety of the grove in Wivenhoe’.

The preceding extract is reproduced from F. G. Emmison, ‘Essex Wills, Vol. 1, 1558-1565’ (Washington, D. C., National Genealogical Society), page 254, by permission of the National Genealogical Society, Arlington, Virginia, U. S.

[Note: some of the property named in these extracts can still be found in the 1799 Survey Map of Wivenhoe see here.]

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