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TitleWill of Henry Bullock 1578 National Archive PROB 11/61/174
AbstractThe Will of Henry Bullock 1578 National Archives PROB 11/61/174

Transcribed by Elaine Barker Checked by Sue Howlett January 2021

1.   In the name of God Amen The nientenithe daie of Januarie
2.   Anno d[omi]ni 1578/ and in the one and twentithe yeare of the Raigne of oure moste gracious sov[er]aigne Ladie Elizabethe
3.   by the grace of god Quene of England Fraunce and Irelande Defender of the faithe & c etera] I Henrie Bullocke of
4.   Muche Wigborowe in the Countie of Essex and in the Dyoces of London yoman beinge sicke in/ bodie / nev[er]thelesse
5.   of good and perfecte remembraunce I thanke god in Jesus Christe. Doe constitute ordaine and make this
6.   my presente testamente containinge herein my Laste will in maner and forme followinge/ Firste I com[m]end
7.   and yeilde my soule into the handes of Allmightie god my Creator redemer sanctifier and savioure trus=
8.   tinge to be saved eternallie throughe the merittes and deathe of Jesus Christe onelie/ And my bodie to
9.   be buried in the Churche of muche wigborowe aforesaid/ Item I give and bequeathe unto Richarde
10.   Perye and Joan his wife of wigborowe aforesaide Thirtie shillinges of good and lawfull money of Englande
11.   to be distributed to him or hir by my executors w[i]thin one/ monethe nexte after my deathe Item I give unto Joan
12.   Caverley my Aunte Thre poundes of lawfull money of Englande to be paide to hir w[i]thin one monethe nexte
13.   after my deathe Item I give unto Anne myles widowe of wigborowe aforesaid five shillinges of good
14.   and lawfull money of Englande to be deliv[er]ed to hir by myne executores w[i]thin one monethe nexte after
15.   my deathe / Item I give to the residewe of the poore folke of the parishe of muche wigborowe tenne
16.   shillinges of lawfull money of England to be distributed to them at the discrecion of myne executors
17.   within one monethe nexte after my deathe / Item I give and bequeathe to the poore of the parishe of
18.   Salcote wigborowe tenne shillinges of lawfull money of Englande to be distributed to them by
19.   myne executors within one quarter of a yeare nexte after my deathe Item I give to the poore of the par=
20.   ishe of Tollesburie tenne shillinges of lawfull money of England to be distributed to them at the discre=
21.   tion of my executors within one quarter of a yeare nexte after my deathe Item I give to the poore folke of
22.   the parishe of layerbretten and westm[er]sey to either of them tenne shillinges of good and lawfull money of
23.   Englande to be distributed to them by myne executors within one quarter of a yeare nexte after my deathe/
24.   Item I give to the poore of the parishe of Finringhoo fivetene shilling[es] of lawfull money of Englande
25.   to be paide within one yeare nexte after my deathe Item I give to the poore folke of the parishes of Peldon
26.   and Tolshunte knightes tenne shillinges of lawfull money of Englande/ to be distributed to either parishe
27.   by equall porc[i]ons by myne executors within halfe a yeare nexte after my deathe/ Item I give and be=
28.   queathe unto Henrie Bullocke my sonne at his age of twentie one yeares and to his heires for ev[er]. All
29.   my Customarie houses landes and ten[emen]tes scituate lienge and beinge in the parishe of muche wigbo=
30.   rowe aforesaid called or knowen by the name or names of Rowses, Gales ten[emen]te/ Marshe house, Sharpes, widowe
31.   Crofte, Warestocke house with a garden, a percell of land called greate grone twoe Croftes called Lymittes
32.   Galles house with an acre of grounde twoe croftes of land called matefeildes and a crofte called Dods Crofte
33.   or by what soev[er] other name or names all my lands lienge and beinge in the parishe of wigborowe be called
34.   or knowen withall and singuler theire appurt[e]n[au]nces / And if the saide Henrie Bullocke my sonne departe oute
35.   of this mortall life before his saide age of twentie one yeares . and w[i]thoute heires of his bodie lawfullie begotten
36.   Then I will all the saide Customarie houses landes and Ten[emen]tes w[i]thall and singuler therie appurt[e]n[au]nces to re =
37.   maine unto the childe my wife goethe withall yf it be a man childe and to the heires of the bodie therof law=
38.   fullie begotten for ev[er] / And if it be a woman childe, then I will all the saide Customarie houses landes and
39.   ten[emen]tes withall and singuler theire appurt[en]unces to remaine to marie Bullocke my dowghter and the saide
40.   childe to be borne beinge a woman Child at theire ages of twentie one yeares and to theire heires for ev[er] accordinge
41.   to the custome of the mannor / Item I give and bequeath unto the Childe my wife goethe withall at the age of twen=
42.   tie one yeares therof if it be a man childe and to the heires of the bodie therof lawfullie begotten / All my houses landes
43.   and ten[emen]tes Customarie called or knowen by the names of warners with a marsh / and Huntes alias Childmaws
44.   with a marshe and Browninges with all and singuler theire appurt[e]n[au]nces scituate lienge and beinge in the parishe
45.   of Tollesburie Holden of the mannor of Tollesburie Hall / and also a certaine Customarie Ten[emen]te w[i]th a Garden
46.   scituate in Tollesburie strete called Blackes holden of the mannor of Boyhall alias Sowthe hall in maner and
47.   forme aforesaide And if the saide childe yet unborne be a woman childe, Then I will and give all my saide Cus=
48.   tomarie houses landes and ten[emen]tes in Tollesburie w[i]thall and singuler theire appurt[e]n[au]nces to Henrie Bullocke
49.   my sonne at his age of twentie one yeares and to his heires lawfullie begotten for ev[er] accordinge to the Custome
50.   of the Manner theire used. And for wante of suche heires to the nexte heires of me the saide Henrie Bullocke
51.   nowe the elder Item I give and bequeathe unto Henrie Bullocke my sonne, one hundred poundes of good and
52.   lawfull money of Englande to be paide unto him by my executors at his age of twentie one yeares/ Item

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53.   I give and bequeath unto Marie Bullocke my doughter. one Hundred poundes of good and Lawfull money of Englande
54.   to be paid unto hir by myne executors at hir age of one and twentie yeares or at the daie of hir mariage w[hi]ch of them
55.   shall firste happen or com[m]e/ Alsoe I give unto the Childe my wife goethe w[i]th all, one hundred poundes of good and
56.   lawfull money of Englande to be paide unto the same at his age of twentie one yeares/ if it be a man childe/ and
57.   if it be a woman childe at hir age of twentie one yeares or at the daie of hir mariage w[hi]ch of them shall firste hap=
58.   pen and com[m]e And if anie of my saide children doe departe oute of this mortall life before theire sev[er]all ages or
59.   mariages in forme aforesaide Then I will the parte and porc[i]on of the deceased to be equallie devided to the
60.   Survivors or Survivor of all my saide children/ And if all my saide Children doe departe oute of this mortall
61.   life before theire sev[er]all ages or mariages aforenamed /Then I will and give one Hundred poundes of the porc[i]on
62.   geven and bequeathed to my saide Children to Agnes my wife and I will the other twoe Hundred poundes re=
63.   mayninge of theire porc[i]ons to be equallie devided and geven parte and partlike to all the children of margarete
64.   wiseman Marie Welde and Anne Ponde my sisters w[hi]ch shalbe then livinge/ Item I give to Henrie Bullocke
65.   my sonne a Joyned table w[i]th a frame and twoe Joyned formes a Joyned beddsteadle a Joyned Cupborde w[i]th a
66.   portall of Joyned worke and all other ymplement[es] annexed to the house, and the table and other implementes in
67   the Hall as they stande in the parlor and Hall to be deliv[er]ed to/ him at his age of twentie one yeares aforesaide
68.   And in the meane tyme the saide stuffe not to be removed by my wife or by my executors or by anie other oute
69.   of the saide parlor and Hall/ Item I give unto Agnes Bullocke my wife twentie fowr of my best kyen or bease
70.   and foure Cowe bullockes, Thre score of my beste ewes All my Horses meares and coltes, my Carte and plowghe
71.   w[i]th all ymplementes to either of them belonginge all my hogges stoores and pultrie /all my Corne in the houses
72.   and barnes and growinge upon anie of my growndes in wigborowe all my stover [Note 1] (and to kepe all my cattell
73.   upon my groundes at home w[i]th the same stouer, untill maydaie nexte after my deathe) And all suche debte and
74.   dewtie of money as william Tenderinge of Colchester and [blank] Finche my woollman doe nowe owe
75.   unto me. and alsoe the lease w[hi]ch I hold of the parson of wigborowe of my tythes, Together w[i]thall my hous=
76.   hold stuffe and ymplementes plate and Jewells before not geven nor bequeathed To have and enioy the same
77.   to hir owne use ym[m]edeatelie after my deathe Item I give more unto the said Agnes my wife all the timbre in
78.   my yeard and to the repairinge of my house as nede requier/ Item I give more unto the saide Agnes Bullocke
79.   my wyfe all the use occupienge profette and comeditie of all my houses landes and tenements w[i]th theire appurt[e]n[au]nces
80.   aforenamed lienge and beinge in the parishe of muche wigborrowe aforesaide untill the age of twentie one
81.   yeares of Henrie Bullocke my sonne upon those Condic[i]ons followinge viz. That the saide Agnes my wife
82.   shall not challenge nor claime anie Thirde or Dower out of anie other of my houses landes and ten[emen]tes whatsoev[er]
83.   lienge and beinge in the parishes of westm[er]sey and Tollesburie in the countie of Essex but shall yeilde ov[er] the
84.   same thirde and Dower or righte to suche use and uses and intentes or persons as are hearafter in this my will
85.   and Testamente appointed whensoev[er] occasion shall requier the same/ And alsoe shall well and honestlie bringe
86.   uppe all my saide children w[i]th sufficiente meate drinke apparell and learninge and all other necessaries conve=
87.   nient for theire callinge and degree untill their sev[er]all ages aforenamed. And further upon condic[i]on the saide
88.   Agnes my wife shall not doe suffer consente to or cause to be donne anie Arte or Artes w[hi]ch maye be anie
89.   incumbraunce hurtfull or preiudiciall to the estate Title and Intereste of the saide Henrie my sonne in all or
90.   anie my saide houses landes and ten[emen]tes w[i]thall and singular theire appurt[e]n[au]nces in wigborowe aforesaide: but
91.   shall maintaine upholde and kepe all the houses and edefices and fences of the yeardes and gardens in sufficiente
92.   reparac[i]ons untill they com[m]e to the possession of the saide Henrie Bullocke my sonne or other my children
93.   accordinge to the Tenor and forme aforesaide /And if the saide Agnes Bullocke my wife doe departe oute of this
94.   mortall life and all my children then livinge beinge still in theire mynoritie or nonage/ Then I will all the
95.   use occupienge profettes and com[m] odities of my saide houses landes and ten[emen]tes in much wigborowe to remaine to
96.   my executors or executor w[hi]ch shall Survive the saide Agnes my wife in suche maner and forme for the repa=
97.   ringe of my saide houses and edefices yeardes and gardens, and w[i]th the same Condic[i]ons of sufficiente kepinge
98.   and honeste bringinge uppe of my children in learninge, conveniente for theire degree and preservinge the
99.   estate of Henrie my sonne or other my children to whom it shall or maie apperteyne indefeisable [Note 2] unhurte and
100.   unminished [undiminished] accordinge to the forme prescribed to the saide Agnes my wife: Item I give and bequeathe unto
101.   John Bullocke Edward Bullocke Rob[er]te Bullocke Henrie Bullocke and Marie Bullocke the children of John
102.   Bullocke my brother deceased thre poundes sixe shillinges eighte pence of good and lawfull money of Englande
103.   to be paid to them by equall porc[i]ons parte and parte like w[i]thin halfe a yeare, nexte after my deathe Item
104.   I give unto George Pond my servnte foure poundes of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him w[i]thin

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105. w[i]thin one yeare nexte after my deathe/ Item I give to Rob[er]te Kyme my serv[au]nte twentie shillinges of lawfull money of
106.   Englande to be paide to him on this side the feaste of St John Baptiste nexte after my deathe Item I give unto
107.   Symon Scarlette my serv[au]nte twentie shillinges of lawfull money of Englande to be paide to him at his age of
108.   twentie one yeares /Item I give unto Margarete Beane my servnte twentie shillinges of lawfull money of
109.   Englande to be paide to hir on this side of the feaste of St Mychaell tharchangell nexte after my deathe Item
110.   I give unto marie Henri my serv[au]nte twentie shillinges of lawfull money of Englande to be paide unto hir w[i]thin one
111.   yeare nexte after my deathe / Item I give to John Sworder my serv[au]nte tenne shillinges of lawfull money of Englande
112.   to be paide to him w[i]thin twoe monethes nexte after my deathe/ Item I give and bequeathe unto ev[er]ie of the chil=
113.   dren of margarette wiseman Anne Pound and marie weolde my sisters tenne shillinges of lawfull money
114.   of England to be paide to ev[er]ie of them at therie sev[er]all ages of twentie one yeares/ And if anie of theire saide
115.   Children doe departe oute of this life before theire ages aforesaide Then I will the porc[i]on of the deceasced to
116.   be devided parte and parte like betwene the brothers and sisters S[ur]viving of the deceased Item I give to a
117.   godlie learned preacher for a Sermon to be preached at my buriall sixe shillinges &/ eighte pence of lawfull
118.   money of Englande Alsoe I give more for eighte Sermons to be preached by godlie learned men w[i]thin one
119.   yeare nexte after my deathe fourtie shillinges of good and lawfull money of Englande, and I will have
120.   foure of them preached in the Church of muche wigborowe aforesaide and the other foure preached in the
121.   Chappell of Sallcote wigborowe besides theire quarterlie and ordinarie Sermons/ Item I give to John
122.   Songar Fraunces Songar and Avis Songar the children of John Songar my brother-in-lawe twelve
123.   poundes of lawfull money of Englande oute of that Debte or money w[hi]ch the saide John Songar my broth[er]
124.   in lawe doth owe me/ Item I give and bequeathe to my executors to the performance and execuc[i]on of this
125.   my laste will and Testamente and paymente of all and singuler my legacies giftes and bequeathes
126.   before and hearafter in this my laste will and Testamente geven willed or bequeathed the whole pro=
127.   fett use and Comoditie of all my Customarie houses landes and Ten[emen]tes w[i]th thappurt[e]n[au]nces in Tollesbu=
128.   rie untill the age of my sonne aforelymited in this my saide Testamente Together w[i]th one Hundred
129.   and thre score poundes of good and lawfull money of Englande dewe unto me for certaine landes late
130.   solde lieinge and beinge in the parishe of westm[er]sey aforesaide called Dawes al[ia]s Bacons, w[i]thall other my
131.   moveable goodes and Chattells, what soev[er] before not geven nor bequeathed upon theise Condic[i]ons followinge
132.   viz: that my executors shall provide and see that my bodie be honestlie buried/ and also shall w[i]thin fourtene
133.   daies nexte after my deathe: and before they doe prove this my will or take upon them anie parte of the execuc[i]on
134.   therof be bounde in the som[m]e of five Hundred poundes of lawfull money of Englande to John Baron of
135.   Layerbretten in the Countie aforesaide yeoman to prove this my laste will and testamente in dewe forme
136.   of lawe and trewlie to execute and performe the same and paie all and sing[u]ler my debtes and my lega=
137.   cies giftes and bequeathes contained in this my said laste will and Testamente, accordinge to the tenor
138.   here purporte effecte and meaninge therof, And I will that my executors shall once ev[er]ie yeare at the
139.   feaste of St Mychaell tharchangell give a trewe Accompte to the saide John Baron his heires execu=
140.   tors or assignes beinge therunto by himhis/ heires executors or Assignes resonablie required w[i]thin the
141.   Sowthe porche of the Churche of much wigborowe of all suche money profitte and Comoditie as they
142.   shall have received and had towardes the execuc[i]on and performance of this my laste will and testa=
143.   mente/And the ov[er]plus ov[er] and above my debtes giftes and legacies dewelie paide and theire dewe charge
144.   and lawfull expences to them trewlie deducted to remaine in the handes of my said executors to be paide
145.   to my saide children parte and part like at theire sev[er]all ages afore lymited. And I ordaine and appointe
146.   Edwarde Bullocke of muche wigborowe aforesaide yeoman and Richarde Wiseman of Fyngringhoe
147.   aforesaide yeoman executors of this my laste will and Testamente/And I give to Edward Bullocke
148.   for his paines to be taken in the execuc[i]on of my saide will five poundes of lawfull money of England
149.   And I give to Richarde Wisman for his paines tenne poundes of lawfull money of England, And I
150.   ordaine and appointe John Songar my brother in lawe and Henrie Badcocke of Toth[a]m parson
151.   Supervisors of this my laste will and testamente/ and I give to either of them for theire paines
152.   twentie shillinges of lawfull money of Englande And I doe utterlie revoke and disanull all
153.   and ev[er]ie other will and wills gifte and giftes bequeathe and bequeathes by me hear tofore made geven
154.   willed or bequeathed In witnes whearof I have subscribed my name and sette my seale the daie
155.   and yeare above written , in the p[rese]nnce of John Baron Henrie Badcocke and of me John Sparowe
156.   Clerke writer By me Henrie Bullocke

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[The National Archives give page 3 again here]

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The Latin probate declaration says the will was proved in 1579

Note 1 stover = the remains of a crop, after harvesting the grain, used as fodder
Note 2 indefeisable = indefeasable meaning 'that cannot be forfeited'

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