Henry Garland’s Will, Innkeeper, 19 May 1684

PRO 11/337/99 1 August 1685 [National Archives]

Added by Pat Marsden

 Will of Henry Garland, 19 May, 1684 

In the name of God Amen

I Henry Garland of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Innkeeper being in good mind and memory praised bee given to Almighty God 

I do make and ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my Soule into the Hands of Almighty God hopeing (sic) through the merritts (sic) death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness for my Sinns and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the earth to bee (sic) decently buried at the direction of my Executrix hereafter named and as touching the disposition of such Temporall estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon mee (sic)

I give and dispose of as followeth

Item I give to my brother Thomas Garland Twenty Shillings to buy him a Ring allso (sic) my best Wearing apparel my Sword and belts

Item I give unto Thomas Garland sonne (sic) of Thomas Garland our farme (sic) lying and being in Verley alias Sawcut Verley [Salcott cum Virley] called by the name of Old Paines freehold estate To enjoy the same after the decease of my wife

Item I give unto my Sister Mary Farrow wife of Matthew Farrow and to her Heirs for ever all my farme (sic) called by the name of Durrells lying and being in Brittlesea To enjoy the same after the decease of my wife

Item I give unto the said Mary Farrow and her heirs forever one other farme lying and being in Bentley in the occupation of George Cole after as aforesaid 

Item my will is that if the said Thomas Garland Junior should die in his Infanzie (sic) or without issue the said farme called by the name of Old Paines to fall to the said Mary Farrow and her heirs for ever

And if any of them the said Farrows should dye (sic) the Survivor or Survivors to enjoy the said estate as aforesaid and to be equally divided amongst so many as are living

Item my will is that if my loveing (sic) wife Sarah Garland do outlive me She shall have power to will and dispose of my house called by the name of the Anchor and the other new house standing upon the premises with assumption of mony

Item I give unto my maid Mary Sommers Ten pounds to bee (sic) paid within one year after my decease

Item I give unto my maid Ann Guthrie Five pounds to be paid as aforesaid 

Item I give unto Thos. Garland Junior one quarter part of the Smack called the Elizabeth and Sarah

Item I give unto Mary Farrow and her heirs one sixteenth and 32th part of the good ketch called the Goodwill and Pleasure

Item my will is Mr Leake preach my funerall (sic) sermon for which I will him a Guinny (sic)

Item I give to the poor of the parish of Wivenhoe fifty shillings

All the rest and residue of my goods and Chattells whatsoever I do give unto my well beloved wife Sarah Garland full and Sole Executor of this my last will and testament and to enjoy all the forementioned estate during her naturall life and after to be disposed of as aforesaid

And my will is that Mr Henry Churchman be Supervisor of the same for which I give him Twenty shillings to buy him a ring 

And I do hereby revoke and disannull (sic) and make voyd (sic) all former Wills and Testaments whatsoever being contained in Two Sheets of paper sett my hands and seal to both Sheets in the six and thirtieth year of the Raigne (sic) of our Soveraigne (sic) Charles the Second of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Anno Dom One thousand and six hundred eighty four being the nineteenth day of May

Henry Garland his mark

Witness Philip S…..?  Edward Harvie  Jas.  Ridgdaile

Transcribed by Pat Marsden and Sue Glasspool, September 2020

This page was added on 05/09/2020.

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