ID MARG_134_011

TitleWill of Shadrack Ennew of West Mersea 1784 TNA PROB 11/996/275
AbstractWill of Shadrack Ennew of West Mersea National Archives PROB 11/996/275

Transcribed by Jenny Ennew July 2020

In the name of God Amen
I Shadrack Ennew of the parish of West Marsay in the County
of Essex Oyster drudger [dredger] being of perfect Mind and Memory re
make this my last Will and Testament. First I desire to be
decently buried in the burying place of West Marsey or where
the Lord please that my body shall fall to be at the discretion
of my Executors what please God to endow me with. I bequeath
and dispose of in the following manner. Imprimis to my beloved
Wife Bridget Ennew I bequeath that one half of all my
Substance in every particular whatsoever pertaining to me
money and moneysworth which shall belong or pertain to
me at my death after my just just Debts and Funeral Charges
are paid. Item to John Ennew son of Joseph Ennew I give
and bequeath the sum of fifty Pounds to be paid him at
the Age of Twenty One years. Item to Sarah Harris Wife
of James Harris the Sum of Twenty Pounds to her. Item
to my Brother and Sisters I bequeath the Residue and the
Remainder of my Goods and Chattels and all that is left
to be equally divided among them every One equal and
equal Share Alike And I do hereby constitute and Appoint
my Wife Bridget Ennew and John Cheek and William Haward
to be Executors together of this my last Will and Testament
requesting them to Execute the same according to my true
intent that is to Sell all off as soon as possible and what
there is may be divided and without any reserve. In Witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighth
Day of January in the thirteenth year of the Reign of Our
Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of
Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith
&c, And in the Year of our Lord God One thousand seven
hundred and Seventy three Shadrack Ennew LL Signed Sealed
Published and declared by the within named Shadrack Ennew
Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in Presence of
us who have Subscribed Our Names as Witnesses hereto in
Presence of the said Testator and of each other C. Wm. Haward
Richard Huse & his Mark - Stephen Tills

THIS WILL was Proved at London the Eleventh day
of April in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred
and Seventy four before the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight
Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Bridget
Ennew Widow the Relict of the deceased John Cheek and William
Haward the Executors named in the said Will to whom Adm[inistrati]on
was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits
of the deceased having been first Sworn duly to Administer.

SourceMersea Museum