Will of William Mott 1620

Essex Record Office D/ABW 45/177     Will of William Mott      [f 109]

Transcribed by Elaine Barker 30th June 2019

In the name of God amen the nynth daye of march 1620: I William mott of westmersea
in the County of Essex Seafareinge man doe ordayne and make this my last will and testament
in manner and forme as followeth: It[em] first and prinsipallye I bequeathe my sowell to all
mytie God and my bodye to be buryed in the church yard of westmersea It[em] I Give unto Grace
my wif all my moveable goodes dureinge hir naturall life and after hir desease my minde is
that my moveable Goodes shall be Devided into thre partes and my two daughters to have to of
the parts that is to saye Joane mott one part and marey mott one part and the other third
part I Give unto Joane Jafferson my wives daughter It[em] I Give unto Jone mott my daughter/ all my tennem[ent]
and land called Hobrokes allis Sayers to hir and hir eyers for ever upon the Condition
she shall paye unto hir sister marey foretene poundes within seaven yeares after
the desease of me and Grace my wife that is to saye yearely and everye yeare fortye
shillinges a yeare and if it shall hapen the yearely portion of fortye shillinges a year
be behinde and unpayde in parte or in all after that it shall be dewe to be payde then I
will that marye mott my daughter shall enter upon all my house and land before
given called by the name of Hobrokes allis Sayers too hir and hir eyers for ever payeing
hir sister Joane the yearely portion of fortye shillinges ayeare for the space of seaven
yeares which before was mareys portion: For to prove this my laste will and testamente
and see my bodye in desent manner brought to the grounde I ordayne and make Grace my
wife my soole execetor to this my will In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and sealle the daye and yeare First a bove written

Signed sealled and Delivered          William mott
In the presents     Richard Smyth      his mar[k]
and Nicholas Durrell

D/ABW 45/177    William Mott translated into modern English by Elaine Barker

In the name of God amen the ninth day of March 1620 I, William Mott of West Mersea
in the County of Essex, Seafaring man, do ordain and make this my last will and testament
in manner and form as following: Item first and principally I bequeath my soul to al-
mighty God and my body to be buried in the churchyard of West Mersea. I give unto Grace
my wife all my moveable goods during her natural life and after her decease my mind is
that my moveable goods shall be divided into three parts and my two daughters to have two of
the parts that is to say Joanne Mott one part and Mary Mott one part and the other third
part I give to Joan Jefferson my wife's daughter. I give unto Joanne Mott, my daughter, all my tenement
and land called Hobrokes alias Sayers to her and her heirs forever upon the condition
she shall pay unto her sister Mary fourteen pounds within seven years after
the decease of me and Grace my wife. That is to say yearly and every year forty
shillings a year, and if it shall happen the yearly portion of forty shillings a year
be behind and unpaid in part or in all after that it shall be due to be paid, then I
will that Mary Mott, my daughter, shall enter upon all my house and land before-
given called by the name of Hobrokes alias Sayers to her and her heirs forever, paying
her sister Joanne the year's portion of forty shillings a year for the space of seven
years which before was Mary's portion. For to prove this my last will and testament
and see my body in decent manner brought to the ground, I ordain and make Grace my
wife my sole executor to this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed sealed and Delivered          William Mott
In the presence              his mark
Richard Smyth
Nicholas Durrell

Note from Wendy Smedley:
The name is definitely "Holbrooks alias Sayers". Unfortunately the scribe has left out the letter 'L' and an 'O'. It was part of Mortimer's farm

Author: Elaine Barker
9 March 1620
ID: MARG_104_011
Source: Mersea Museum