The will of Isaac Barker, 1759

Will made 9 Jun 1759 . Testator died 16 Jun 1759 . Will proved 20 Aug 1759

  In the Name of God Amen

I, Isaac Barker of Steeple in the County of Essex

Yeoman being of Sound and Disposing Mind Memory and

Understanding (Blessed be god) Do make and Ordain this my last

Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) First

I Give and Devise unto my Daughter Sarah Barker and her

Heirs for Ever All and Every my Copyhold or Customary Messua-

ges or Tenements Farm Lands and Hereditaments with their

and Every of their Appurtenances situate and being in

Danbury in the Said County of Essex holden of the Manor

of Bicknacre Priory and now in the Several Tenures or

Occupations of Joseph Hawkes and ____ Markeridge

their or one of their Undertenants or Assigns Also I Give

and Bequeath unto my Son Isaac Barker the Sum of One

Hundred Pounds And unto my Son John Barker the sum of

Two Hundred Pounds And unto my Daughter Elizabeth

Barker the like Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, the Said Several

Legacies to be paid at the End of Twelve Calendar Months

next after my Demise And I Give and Bequeath unto my

Sons Thomas Barker and Joseph Barker the Sum of Two

Hundred Pounds a piece And unto my daughter Mary

Barker the like sum of Two Hundred Pounds the Said

Legacies to my Said Sons Thomas and Joseph to be Paid

to them Severally at their respective Ages of one and Twenty

Years And the said Legacy to my said Daughter Mary to be

paid to her at her age of one and Twenty Years or day of

Marriage which shall first happen And I Give and

Bequeath the leases of my Farms and all my Right Interest

and Terms of years in such Farms And all and Every my

Monies Securities for Money Goods Chattels Emblements

Debts Stock Effects and Personal Estates whatsoever not herein

before by me given or Disposed of (my Just Debts Funeral Charges

and the Costs of the Probate of this my Will being first paid and

satisfied) Unto my Loving Wife Elizabeth Barker her Executors

and Administrators to and for their own use and

benefit But Upon this Condition Nevertheless That my Said

Wife her Executors or Administrators Do and Shall at her or

their own Costs and Charges Maintain Educate and bring up

my Said Sons Thomas and Joseph Barker Untill they shall

Severally Attain the Age of One and Twenty Years and my

Said Daughters Mary and Sarah untill they shall Severally

Attain the like Age or be Married and Fund and Provide

Clothes Schooling and all other Necessaries proper and

Convenient for them without asking or requiring any thing of

them or any of them or Deducting or retaining any thing out of

their or any of their Portions or Fortunes for or upon Account

of Such Their Maintenance and Education Clothing Schooling

or otherwise And I do Nominate make and Appoint my

Said Wife Elizabeth Barker Sole Executrix of this my last

Will and Testament And also Guardian of my Said Infant

Children during their respective Minorities and do Revoke all

other Wills by me made Declaring this to be my last Will and

Testament In Witness whereof I the Said Isaac Barker

the Testator have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Ninth

day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven

Hundred and Fifty Nine Isaac Barker. Signed Sealed

Published and Declared by the Said Isaac Barker as and for

his last Will and Testament in our Presence and attested by us

in his Presence Robt Cottiss John Snushall Willm Smart

This Will

was proved on the twentieth day of August in the Year of

our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine before

me Reverend George Cowperthwaite Clerk Surrogate upon the

Oath of Elizabeth Barker Widow the Relict of the Deceased

and Sole Executrix to whom Administration of all and Singular

the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased was Granted

and Committed She being first Sworn duly to Administration

[Copied at the Essex Record Office - document reference (on microfiche) 542 BR 24]

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