Mary Pamplin, wife of Thomas Plampin of Langham
Hi, Here is a transcription of a will to be found on the Essex Records Office Website:
In the name of God Amen the thirtith Day of March in the sixt year of the Reigne of our Souvraigne Lord William By the Grace of God of England Etc. king And in the year of our Lord Etc. 1695. I Mary Pamplin the wife of Thomas Plampin of Langham in the county of Essex Yeoman Being ill in the Body Butt of sound and perfect disposing memorie (By and with the full and free consentassent and approbation of him the said Thomas Plampin my husband) doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in the maner and forme following First principally I Bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting only upon the meritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer for the remission of all my Sins And my body I dispose of unto the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried in hope of a joyfullResurection. And for my estate I dispose off as hereafter following. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas Plampin my husband for and during the term of his naturall life All that my copiehold tenement or dwelling house with the appurtenances wherein wee doe now inhabite and [word] knowne or called by the name of Woodlands and four acres of land or pasture more or less thereunto neer adjoyning And also my three closes of land or pasture called Nicholls conteyning by estimation five acres more or less, with house and lands are situate lying and being in Langham aforesaid and are now in the tenure or occupation of the aforesaid Thomas Plampin or his assignees and are holden of the Manor of Langham by copie of [word] Roll, And after the decease of the aforesaid Thomas Plampin my husband I give and bequeath the beforementioned house and lands called Woodlands And allso the aforesaid lands called Nicholls unto John Amner the younger (the son of John Amner the elder of Shelley in the county of Suff Maltster) and the heirs to his body lawfully to be begotten, nevertheless upon this provision and condition that he the said John Amner the younger or his heirs xx shall (within two years after he or they shall possesse and enjoy the aforesaid premisses affording to the contents and effect of this will) pay or cause xx to be paid these severall legacies hereafter mentioned, to the parties hereby nominated (that is to say) unto Jonas Blithe and Marie Blithe (the son and daughter of Thomas Blithe of Capell in the aforesaid county of Suff. Husbandman) the sum of ten pounds apeice, And unto Sarah blithe (the daughter of John Blithe of Great Wenham in the aforesaid county of Suff. Husbandman) the sum of ten pounds; And unto Mary Plampin (the Daughter of the aforesaid Thomas Plampin) the sum of ten pounds; All withsaid legacies are to be paid to the severall respective parties within the time before limited and appointed. And in the case of John Amner the younger shall make default in the payment of any of the aforesaid legacies, then my will and meaning is that the beforementioned four legatees shall enter and possesse and enjoy the aforesaid premises untill such time as they shall be satisfied and paid their severall respective legacies, out of the rents and proffitts of the same. And further if the aforesaid John Amner the younger shall happen to depart this natural life without issue of his Bodie before he hath satisfied and paid the aforesaid legacies according to the effect and intent of this my will; then I give and bequeath all and singular the abovementioned house lands and premises with their appurtenances unto the aforesaid Jonas Blithe and Marie Blithe and their heirs to be equally divided between them part and share alike; Butt upon this condition that he the aforesaid Jonas Blithe or his heirs shall (within two yeares after he shall anjoy the moiety of the premises according to the effect of this my will) pay or cause to bee paide unto the beforementioned Sarah Blithe the sum of ten pounds; And allso that She the Marie Blithe or her heirs shall (within two yeares after she or her heires shall enjoy the other moiety of the premises according to the effect of this my will) pay or cause to be paid unto the beforementioned Marie Plampin the sum of ten pounds. And in the case of the aforesaid Jonas Blithe shall make default in the payment of the aforesaid ten pounds unto the aforesaid Sarah Blithe then my will and meaning is that the aforesaid Sarah shall enter and possesse and enjoy his moiety or halfe part of the premises untill such time as [word] she shall be satisfied and paid the same out of the rents and proffitts thereof. And in the case the aforesaid Marie Blithe shall make default in the payment of the aforesaid ten unto the aforesaid Mary Plampin then my will and meaning is that the She the aforesaid Marie Plampin shall enter possesse and enjoy her moiety or half part of the premises until such time as She shall be satisfied and paid the same out off the rents and proffitts thereof. Item I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid thomas Plampin my husband for and during the term of his naturall life my freehold tenement with the land thereunto neer adjoyning called Knaptons conteyninge by estimation one acre more or less with the appurtenances lying and being in Great Wenham aforesaid and now in the occupation of John Glandfield husbandman or his assignees, And after the decease of the aforesaid Thomas Plampin my husband I give and bequeath aforesaid last recited tenements and lands called Knaptons unto Thomas Blithe the younger and John Blithe (the two other sons of the aforesaid Thomas Blithe) their heires and assignees forever to be equally divided between them part and share alike. Item I doe nominate and appoint the beforementioned John Amner the Elder to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament; And I doe give him for his paines to be taken in that behalfe the sum of Forty shillings to be taken out off the rents and proffitts of my aforesaid tenement and land called Knaptons. In witness whereof I the aforesaid Mary Plampin have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first abovewritten.
Sealed delivered and published
In the presence of us
[signed] John Goby Abraham Chaplin
Mem the Day and year abovewritten I the aforesaid Thoams Plampin (the husband of the aforesaid Marie Plampin) doe (as much as in me lyeth) establish ratifie and confirm this last will and testament of Marie my wife to all intents and purposes [word] satisfied wittnes my hand sett hereunto. Thomas Plampin
[signed] John Goby Abraham Chaplin