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Parrish, Thomas of Langenhoe, yeoman, 1679

To wife Mary: freehold in Langenhoe for her natural life.

After her decease to my daughter Mary Fisher, for her natural life, on the condition that Cornelius Fisher, husband of Mary, discharges two bonds in which I stand engaged with him (to Mr. Thomas Grey of Colchester and Widow Thurgood of Higham, Suffolk)

After daughter Mary Fisher’s death, to my grandchild Parrish Fisher, on the condition that he pays £100 to his sister Mary Fisher after their mother’s death.

To my grandchild Elizabeth Parrish: £100 when she reaches 21.

To my kinsman Richard Taylor: 40 shillings

To my two other kinsmen Roger Taylor and John Taylor: 20 shillings each

To James Parrish, my brother’s son: 40 shillings

Rest and residue to my wife Mary, she to be executrix, supervised by John Fisher, my son-in-law (he to receive £5 for his trouble).

Witnesses: Tho. Edwards, Joseph Bayle

Written: 1st November 1678, proved: 23rd December 1679

ERO ref: D/ABW 69/178