The Last Will and Testament of George Camp of Nazeing – 1666


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In the name of God Amen the eight and twenty day of January In the thirteenth
year of the raigne of our gratious soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England
Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the faith Etc Ano Dom 1661[1] I George Camp of the
parish of Nazing in the county of Essex [illegible] [illegible] and weake and yet of perfect memory
praise to allmightie god for the same considering the uncertainty of this mortall life which is [illegible]
compared to the grass and flour ]sic\ of the field & things most frail and [illegible] and being desirous
to have the substance and estate which it hath pleased god to bestow upon me in this life to my loving
wife children and friends to be enjoyed hearafter in peace and quietness doe make and Ordain this my
 last will and testament in manner and form following  First and principally I bequeath my soul into the
hands of allnightie God my creature trusting through the alone merits and passion of Jesus Christ my
redeemer to have full and free pardon for all my sinnes and to be made an Inheritor of his Eternall Kingdom
of Glory for my Body I doe commit that to the earth of which it was made to be Desently interred at the
discretion of my Executrix hereafter named  I give and bequeath unto George Camp my sonne and to
his heirs for ever All that my messuage or tenem’t called & known by the name of [—-sborowes] with the
yards gardens orchards barnes stables outhouses & other the [appointments?] to the same belonging together with 
three classes of pasture [illegible] thereunto Adjoining Two acres of meddow be it more or less [illegible]
being in Nazing Common mead and four Cow [illegible] or cow pastures in Nazing Common [illegible]
I give and bequeath unto my said son Georg Camp all my waring apparel also my bed and bedsted
with all the furniture to the same belonging as it is now standing in the Chamber over the [illegible]
It[em]  I give unto George Shippie my son in Law three shillings of good and Lawfull English money
to be paid to him with in one month next after my decease  It[em] I give and bequeath unto John
Shippie my son in Law three shillings of like Lawfull lmoney of England to be paid to him within
one month next after my Decease  It[em] I give unto Mary Shippie my Daughter in Law five 
pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid to her within one year next after my Decease
Three pounds she had formerly of her brother John Shippie he borrowed of me, which made
up the eight pounds I promised her mother to give her  It[em] I give unto my said Daughter in Law Mary Shippie [illegible]
shilling of Lawfull money of England  It[em]  All other my goods Chattells credits & debts whatsoever
before herein not desposed my Deptes being paid & funeral expenses satisfied I give and bequeath
to my Loveing wife Mary Campe and Mary Camp my Daughter who I doe make and ordain
joint Executrixes of this my Last will and testament hearby Revoking and making 
void all other former wills whatsoever And Lastly I do apoynt John [illegible] of Waltham
holly cross Butcher & William Campe of Nazing Yeoman to be Overseers of this my last will and
Testament Desiring they will see the same p’formed and I do give them towards
there pains five shillings a peece  In witness whereof I have sett to my hand and seale
the day and year first above written :/

George his mark Campe

Sealed and Delivered
published and Declared
to be the Last will and
Testament of the said
Georg Camp in the
p’sents of us
William Camp
Samuel Adam ./

Probate 14 April 1666

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