Will of Joan Waywold of Peldon 1584

Essex Record Office D/ABW 40/47 The Will of Joan Waywold of Peldon
Transcribed by Elaine Barker [ there is a translation to modern English further down the page ]
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2 Septembris      Wawold
1584
1. In the name of God Amen. I Joan Waywold widow in the parish of
2. peldon, in the Countye of Essex the 30 day of Aprill in the yeare
3. of our Lord God 1584: and the Raigne of our soveraigne and
4. Gracious Ladye Elizabeth Quene of England france and
5. Ireland defender of the faith c[eter]a 26: being sicke in body, of
6. mind sound and of perfect memory doe make this my last
7. will and Testament, revolking all other wills before made.
8. First I comit my body to the ground, and my soule I com[m]end
9. into the hands of my God redemer, and Saviour. It[em] I give and
10. bequeath to An[ne] Wade daughter in law to will[ia]m Living the sum[m]a
11. of v li of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto hir
12. or hir assigneis at the age of xxti yeares, or els at the day of hir
13. mariage she marieng w[i]th hir parents consents, but if she dye before
14. any of those tymes expired than I will the said v li to be parted
15. equally betwene the children of will[ia]m Living and Stephan Rich
16. of much bromley that than shalbe living . also I give to the
17. said Anne Wade a flocke bed. a paier of shetes, a blanket and a
18. coverlet, 2 pewter dishes. and 2 kettles/. It[em] I give to Joane Living daughter to the
19. foresaid will[ia]m Living of peldon, the sum[m]a of 4 li: to be paied to
20. the said joanor hir assignes/ at the age of xxty [twenty] yeares or at the day of hir
mariage
21. if she marry w[i]th hir parents consent. also I give to the said Joane
22. 2 pewter dishes. It[e]m I give to Jean Rich the daughter of Stephen Rich
23. of much Bromley the sum[m]a of 4 li of good and lawfull money of
24. England to be paid to hir or hir assignes at the age of xxti yeares
25. or els at the day of hir marriage. also 2 pewter dishes, i banded kettle.
26. It[em] I give to Katherine rich 50s at the age of xxti yeares or els at the
27. day of hir mariage. Item I give to francis rich the sum[m]a of 3s:
28. at the like age as hir sisters before named. It[em] to the said
29. francis I give 2 pewter platters. It[em] I give to my daughter
30. Katherine wife to Stephan/ Rich a shete and a blanket. It[em] I
31.give to the/ poore of peldon, Old Stead 3s 4d John Miller 3s 4d Hue
32. marvell 3s 4d widdow wilkinson 3s 4d An Wilkinson 3s 4d Also
33. I Give to my sister church 6s 8d and my sister Duke 6s 8d also
34. my linnen I wille divided betwene my 2 sisters. I give to the
35. widdow Reave my best/friese Gowne and the worst frise gowne to
36. widdow Wilkinson. The whole rent due for my tenement called
37. Wolvets I doe remit and forgive my sonne in Law will[ia]m
38. he alowing 6s 8d to the mendyng of the hye way leading fro[m] the house
wher I dwell in peldon/
39. Living. The money and goods w[hi]ch before I have give to the 3 children
40. of Stephen Rich I wilbe paid into the hands of the said Rich w[i]thin
41. one yeare after my decease. all my other goods unbequeathed I give

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42. my sonne in law will[ia]m Living he dischardging my
43. buriall, and proving this my last will, I make my sole
44. executor, and Abraham Fookes supravisour. In witnes
45. whereof I have setto my marke these being witnesses.

         Widdow wawold
         hir marke.
In the presence of us Will[ia]m Teye parson of Peldon.
Abraham Fokes
Stephen Rich
his marke.

D/ABW 40/47 Will of Joan Waywold of Peldon translated into modern English by Elaine Barker

2nd September
1584
1.In the name of God Amen. I Joan Waywold, widow, in the parish of
2. Peldon, in the county of Essex the 30th day of April in the year
3. of our Lord God 1584, and the Reign of our sovereign and
4. Gracious lady Elizabeth, Queen of England, France and
5. Ireland, Defender of the Faith etc., in the 26th year of her reign: being sick in body, of
6. sound mind and of perfect memory, do make this my last
7. will and testament, revoking all other wills made previously.
8. First I commit my body to the ground, and I commend my soul
9. into the hands of God, my redeemer, and Saviour. Item, I give and
10. bequeath to Anne Wade, daughter in law to William Living, the sum
11. of £5 of good and lawful money of England, to be paid unto her
12. or her assigns at the age of 20 years, or at the day of her
13. marriage, provided she marries with her parents' consent. However, if she dies before
14. any of those events occur, then I wish the said £5 to be parted
15. equally between the children of William Living and Stephen Rich
16. of Great Bromley [provided] that they still live. Also I give to the
17. said Anne Wade a flock bed, a pair of sheets, a blanket and a
18. coverlet, 2 pewter dishes and 2 ketttles. Item, I give to Joane Living, daughter to the
19. foresaid William Living of Peldon, the sum of 4 shillings to be paid to
20. the said Joan or her assigns at the age of 20 years or at the day of her marriage
21. if she marry with her parents' consent. Also I give to the said Joane
22. 2 pewter dishes. Item I give to Jean Rich the daughter of Stephen Rich
23. of Great Bromley the sum of £4 of lawful money of England
24. to be paid to her or her assigns at the age of 20 years
25. or else at the day of her marriage, as well as 2 pewter dishes and one [iron-]banded kettle.
26. Item, I give to Katherine Rich 50 shillings at the age of 20 years or else
27. at the day of her marriage. Item I give to Frances Rich the sum of 3 shillings
28. at the same age as her sisters before named. Item, to the said
29. Francis I give 2 pewter platters. Item I give to my daughter
30. Katherine, wife to Stephen Rich, a sheet and a blanket. Item, I
31. give to the poor of Peldon: Old Stead 3s 4d; John Miller 3sh 4d; Hue
32. Marvell 3sh 4d; Widow Wilkinson 3sh 4d; Ann Wilkinson 3 sh 4d. Also
33. I give to my sister Church 6sh 8d and my sister Duke 6sh 8d and
34. my linen I wish to be divided between my two sisters. I give to the
35. Widow Reave my best frieze gown and the worst [ a rough, heavy, woollen cloth ] frieze gown to
36. Widow Wilkinson. The whole rent due for my tenement called
37 Wolvets I do remit and excuse? my son-in-law William
38. Living, provided that he pays 6sh 8d to the mending of the highway leading from the house where I live in Peldon
39. The money and goods, which I have bequeathed to the 3 children
40. of Stephen Rich, I wish to be paid into the hands of the said Rich within
41. one year after my decease. All my other, unbequeathed goods, I give to
42. my son-in-law William Living, for discharging my
43. burial and proving this my last will, and I make him my sole
44. executor, and Abraham Fookes supervisor. In witness
45. whereof I have made my mark, these being witnesses:
          Widow wawold
          her mark
In the presence of us, William Teye, parson of Peldon
Abraham Fokes
Stephen Rich
his mark

Author: Elaine Barker
2 September 1584
ID: MARG_204_011
Source: Mersea Museum