Mary HALL of Wivenhoe, Widow, 1779. PROB 11/1057/297

In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Hall the Widow and Relict of William
Hall formerly of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex
Marriner being desirious to make a just distribution
of such temporal Estate as it has pleased almighty
God of his infinite Goodness to bestow upon me and do whilst
I am of sound and disposing Mind Memory and
understanding make publish and declare my last
Will and Testament in manner and form following
that is to say First I give devise and bequeath
unto my son John Hall all that my Copyhold
or Customary Messuage or Tenement with the
Lands Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereto
belonging situate lying and being in the parish
of Fingringhoe in the said County of Essex and
now in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas
Lewis his undertenants or assigns to which said
Estate I was admitted at a special Court Baron

holden for the Manor of
Fingringhoe upon the third day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty
seven and did at the same Court surrender to the use of
my Will To hold the said Copyhold or Customary
Messuage or Tenement with the Lands Hereditaments
and appurtenances thereto belonging unto my said Son
John Hall for and during the term of his natural life
and from and immediately after his decease I give and
devise the said Copyhold or Customary Estate with
the appurtenances unto and amongst all and every the
Children of my said Son John Hall and their Heirs
for ever equally to be divided between them as Tenants
In Common and not as joint Tenants and if but one Child
then I give the same premises with the appurtenances
to such one Child Male or Female and to his or her
Heirs for ever But if my said son John Hall shall not have
any child or Children at his decease or if all the
Children of my said son John Hall shall die under age
and without issue then I give and bequeath the aforesaid
Copyhold or Customary Estate with the appurtenances
unto my Daughter Mary Weatherby and her Heirs for
ever Item I give to my said Daughter Mary Weatherby
the Sum of ten pounds of lawful Money of Great
Britain to be paid her immediately after my decease
also I give to my two Grandaughters Mary and Sarah
Weatherby the sum of twenty five pounds a piece to
be paid them in three Months after my decease and
in case of the death of either of my said Grand
Daughters I will that the survivor shall have the
whole sum of Fifty pounds Lastly I give and
bequeath to my Daughter Mary Weatherby after
payment of all my just Debts Funeral Charges and
Charges of proving this my will all my Household
Goods Furniture Cloaths Linnen and all other my
personal Estate and Effects whatsoever to be at her
own disposal and I do make constitute and appoint my
Said son John Hall and my good Friend Joseph Wallace
of Wapping Wall London Sale Maker Executors of this
My will hereby revoking and making void all former
Wills by me at any time made declaring this to be my last Will
and Testament in Witness whereof the said Mary
Hall have hereunto set my hand and seal the second
Day of October in the year of our lord one thousand
seven hundred and seventy six Mary Hall
Signed sealed published and declared by the said
Testatrix Mary Hall as and for her last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who at her request
and in her presence and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Wm Mayhew Hn Strutt Thos. Lewes

This Will was proved at London the twentieth
Day of October in the year of our Lord thousand
Seven hundred and seventy nine before the Worshipful
George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right
Worshipful Peter Calvert Master Keeper
or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
lawfully constituted by the oath of John Hall the Son of
the deceased and one of the Executors named in the said
Will to whom administration of all and singular the
Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted
having been first sworn duly to administer power
reserved of making the like grant to Joseph Wallace
The other Executor named in the said Will when he
shall apply for the same.

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