WILL OF JOHN FARROW

 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Farrow of Stansfield in the County of Suffolk yeoman being well in health and of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be God therefore do make and ordain this present writing to be and contain my last will and Testament in manner & form following IMPRIMIS To send my soul into the hands of Almighty God my saviour and my body to the Earth to be decently buried. at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named and as to that portion of worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose thereof as followeth; ITEM I give and devise unto my eldest son John Farrow of Bildeston in the sd County Blacksmith All my Messuage or Tenement in Stansfield aforesaid wherin I now Dwell with the right of Commonage to the same belonging together with the Barn Stable and other outhouses to the same appertaining and the yards gardens & orchard & homefield to the same belonging & adjoining And also all those two fields called Cooks in Stansfield adjoining to the Churchyard and now in my own use. To hold the said Messuages Lands & premises to him the said John Farrow and his heirs for ever upon this Condition that the said John Farrow his heirs Executors or administrators shall do well & truly pay or make to be paid to my daughter Alice the wife of John Tyler of Lawshall in the said County yeoman the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain within three months after my decease and if my son John Farrow shall neglect or refuse to pay the aforesaid sum of twenty pounds to my said daughter Alice and her heirs the aforesaid Messuage and premises herein before given to my son John to hold to her until she have received out of the rents and profits of the said Messuage and premises the sum of twenty pounds together with her charges in recovering and receiving the same ITEM I give and devise unto William Farrow of Lawshall in the said County my youngest son all that my Cottage or Tenement in Stanfield aforesaid with the right of commonage to the same belonging with the yard garden and orchards to the same adjoining and appertaining belonging now in the occupation of Abraham Brewster To hold the said cottage and premises to him the said William Farrow and his heirs forever. ITEM I give to the poor people of the parish of Stanfield aforesaid the sum of ten shillings to be destributed amongst them by my executor on the Sunday in the afternoon next after my burial AND I do hereby make void and revoke all former wills by me made AND I do nominate constitute and appoint my said son John Farrow to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament And I do give and bequeath to him all my personal estate whatsoever & where so ever.

IN WITNESS whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty third day of November Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and nineteen [1719] the mark of John Farrow signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said John Farrow in the presence of us and we set out hands hereto as witnesses in the presence of the testator and at his request Robert Tredington, Thomas Darby and John Mason

PROBATUM (Latin Text Testament)

8th October 1724 John Farrow dead administrator and benefactor

 

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