Matthew TOLLER of Stanway ESS 
- Died: 21 Nov 1709, Stanway Essex
Will of Matthew Toller of Stanway,
Essex 28 Oct 1708
In the name of God Amen the Eight and Twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eight. I Matthew Toller of Stanway in the county of Essex yeoman being very sick and weak in body: but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling into mind the mortallity of my body. And knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking all other wills by me hereto ford made principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul e into the hands of God that gave it, And for my body I commend it to the Earth to be buried in A Christian like and devout manner at the discretion of my Exexcutors here after named hopeing Through the mercy and merrits of Jesus Christ to have pardon for all my Sinn. And as touching Such worldy Estate whe re with I t hath please God to bless me in this life I give Devise and Dispose of the same In the following manner and form Imprimus ( In the first instance) I give and bequeath unto Susan Maynard eldist daughter to my Sister Susan Butcher of Fordham in the County of Essex Widow. All that my messauge house of two tennaments with the, orchard, gardens outhouses and A Chafe way leading to the Queens Highway belonging to the same Situate Lying and being in Coptford in the county of Essex: upon Condition that my sister Susan Butcher, her mother, may have her dwelling and the profits of her house and the appurtenances to it bequeathed next After my decease during her natural life, And after her decease the whole profit shall return to Susan Maynard and her Hiers for Ever. Also I give my moveable stock, And all the corne grase and hay that shall a rise on my Estate to Michalmas day next after my Decease, except all my muck to be Apprised and sold. And fifty pounds part thereof I give to Susan Maynard eldist daughter to my sister Susan Butcher to be paid, her in six months after my decease Also I give and bequeath to Rebekah Butcher daughter to my sister Susan the sum of fifty pounds of lawful English mony to be paid her when she shall attain her full age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen. And the interest thereof to be paid to my sister Susan her mother till the said fifty pound shall be com due, all other the remainder of my Stock I give to be secured for my sister Susan Butcher both principally and interest.
Item I give and bequeath to my kinsmen Matthew Constable son of John Constable of Wicks in the County of Essex yeoman All that my messuage house and lands woods and woodlands with appurtenances there unto belonging Situate Lying and being In Stanaway (sic) and Coptford not before bequeathed and all the muck :, upon conditions following: (Viz) Matthew Constable shall pay or cause to be paid to my brother George Toller the sum of Twenty pounds a year of good and lawful mony of England And to be paid quarterly during his natural life out of the house and Earable Lands all these parcels of wood namely Arrow field wood hasel ground went wood the hod Ethridge grow and Coptford wood joyning to the glibe land, shall stand and be preserved for eleven or twelve years after the date of this will, and at the end or expiration of the eleven or twelve years, my will and mind is, that Matthew Constable shall fell the severall peeces of wood and the timber, upon condition to pay a hundred pounds of lawful English mony in two years: (that is to say) fifty pounds part thereof to Mary Butcher daughter of my sister Susan the first year after the Eleven is past, the other fifty to John a dab Butcher, son to my sister Susan the next after his sister Mary's is due. And the mony that shall or maybe raysed over and above the hundred pounds by the under wood and timber I give to Matthew Constable or his assigns, but the profent Cropp of under wood now standing on the west wood and Coptford wood by the glibe I have Tould to be sold this profent year and the mony I dispose part towards my funerall Charges and to every poor labouring man and to every poor widow belonging to the parish of Stanaway I give and bequeath a six pound lose? (as in loose money?) And a shilling in mony to be delivered to them on the day of my burial. Also I give and bequeath to Mr Ager tenn shillings to preach my funeral sermon:, And the remainder that arise from the fell of two woods this year I give to my sister Susan Butcher . Also my will and mind is that If my Sister Susan Butcher shall happen to outlive my brother George Toller, then Matthew Constable shall pay to my sister Susan Butcher the sum of ten pounds a year of lawful English mony to be paid half yearly during her natural life, and Matthew Constable shall pay to his sister Mary Constable five pounds a year of lawful English mony and to be paid half yearly during my sister Susan Butcher's life Also my will and mind is that after the decease of my brother George Toller and my sister Susan Butcher, Matthew Constable
shall pay to his sister Mary Constable twelve pounds a year and to be paid half yearly during her natural life into her own hand to be at her disposing and that shall be his discharge. And after the decease of his sister Mary Constable the whole Estate thus bequeathed shall be to Matthew Constable & to his Hiers for ever. Item I give and bequeath to my brother Jonadab Toller of London all my plate buttons: Item I give and bequeath to my brother George Toller all my wearing apparrill and wearing lining. Also I will that William Lay of Coptford shall keep my brother George Toller and receive his twenty pounds a year for his keeping and taking care of him:
Also if any legacies shall be behind or unpaid by the space of one whole year After the time of payment according to the Intent and meaning of this my Will, then it shall be lawful for any of these legatees to enter into or upon any part of the Estate thus bequeathed till the payments are fully Satisfied. I Likewise Constitute make & ordain my Brother in Law John Constable of Wicks & William Lay of Coptford in the County of Essex together Executors of this my last Will and Testament. And I doe hereby utterly Disalow Revoak & Disanull all and Every other former Testaments Wills and Leagicies and Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this an no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year above Written. Also my will and mind is if any of my sister Susan Butchers four Children shall happen to die before their legacies become due then the mony shall be equally divided to so many of them as shall be then living. Signed Sealed and Declared to be the last Will and Testament of Matthew Toller in the presents of us Will Lea The mark of Samuel Tooks The mark of John Wade
Will proved 27 January 1710 John Constable & William Lay were then sworn Executors of Matthew Toller deceased.
Noted on the front page.
Jan 27 1709/10 John Constable & William Lay now then sworn Executors of Matthew Toller deceased. Before: Tho Bounel (?) Surrog. Emanal Sub Sig 23 May 1710 ronseasa (*coueasa??) Jonadab Toller fratris (brother, cousin, friend ally) *Can't find either on Google latin
Ref: ESS R.O. D/ABW 80/32
Matthew appears from his Will perhaps not to have married or had issue.
1. Will, 28 Oct 1708, Stanway Essex.