Source: TNA, PROB 11/82
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In the name of god amen The twelveth Daye of September in Anno Dni A thowsand Five hundreth ninety three And in the Five and thirteth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god Quene of England France and Ireland Defender of the faithe I Robert Mudge Citizen and Clothworker of London being of good and perfecte healthe and remembrannce Laude and praise be given to Almighty god Doe make and ordayne this my present testament and Last will in manner and forme following that is to saye First and principally I give and commend my Sowle unto the hand of Almighty god my Creator and maker Trusting and most assuredly beleving in his mercye throughe the Deathe and passion of his sonne my onely Savyour Jesus Christ to have cleere remission and forgivenes of all my sinnes And my Bodye to be buryed in the parrishe Churche of Sainte James at Garlicke hithe in London where I am nowe a parrishioner Item I give and bequeathe to my Daughter Frannces Mudge the some of eightene hundreth pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paide unto her at the Daye of her mariage or age of eightene yeares whiche shall first and next happen to be And further my minde and will is that if it shall happen the saide Frannces my Daughter to Dye and Departe this mortall lyfe before she shall accomplishe the Daye of her mariage or the saide age of eightene yeares whiche shall first happen to be That then the saide eightene hundreth poundes by me given and bequeathed to the said Franncis shall come to the handes of my welbeloved wyfe Joane Mudge And Further my minde and will is that if at any time the said Frannces by any manner or wayes or meanes stolne or entyced awaye by any Lewde or other persons her said mother not being consenting and contented with the same That then I give and minde and will is that the saide Franncis shall have but one hundreth pounds of the saide some of eightene hundreth pounds And if it so for???e that the saide Franncis be stolne or entyced awayes as aforesaid That then I give and bequeathe to my welbeloved brother William Mudge and one other brother being in Barstable and Pilton in the west partes and amongest all there Children the some of Five hundreth pounds being parte and parcell of the saide Five hund eightene hundreth pounds by me bequeathed and given to the saide Frannces as aforesaide equally to be Devided amongest them parte and parte lyke Item I give and bequeath to the saide parrishe of St James at Garlick hithe the some of tenne pounds of lyke money to be by the Churchwardens at the time being Destributed to and amongest the poore people of the same parrishe where they shall thinck most meeke Item I give and bequeathe to and amongest the poore Children of Christs hospitall in London forty shillings Item I give and bequeathe to James Munger my late ser??nte the some of Tenne poundes of lawfull money of England and one moarning Cloke Item I give and bequeathe to Samuell Woode Forty shillings and a mourning Cloke Item I give and bequeathe George Burcott forty shillings and one mourning Cloke Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother in Lawe whoe maryed my wives sister named Henry Alberrye of Gravesend forty shillings and a mourning Cloke Item I give unto my wives brother James Smallpeece forty shillings for a Remembrannce to make him a Ringe Item I give unto one other of my wives brothers John Smalpeece forty shillings for a Remem- brannce to make him a Ringe Item I give unto one other of my wives brothers Nicholas Smalpeece forty shillings for a Remembrannce to make him a Ringe Item I give and bequeathe to Anne Munger my maide ser??nte forty shillings and a mourning gowne Item I give unto my godsonne Robert Smalpeece the sonne of James Smalpeece three poundes of Lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeathe unto Reynold Johnes late my ser??nte forty shillings and a mourning Cloke Item I give and bequeathe to the Company of Clothworkers of London whereof I am free Tenne poundes to bestowe in a Re????on for them to be made at my Buriall Item I give and bequeathe to the Worshipfull inhabitannts and others of the saide parishe of St James Five pounds to make them a Drincking at suche place as they shall thincke most meeke on the Daye of my buriall Item I give and bequeathe unto Raphe Powell pewterer a mourning Cloke And to his wyfe a mourning gowne Item I give and bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Joane Mudge all those my Landes and tenements with thappurtenances scituate lying and being in the saide parrishe of St james at Garlicke hithe To have and to holde to her and her assignes During her naturall lyfe And the Remainder thereof after her decease of my said wyfe I give and bequeathe all the same Landes and tenements with thappurtennces to the saide Joane my wyfe before bequeathed unto my saide Daughter Frannces Mudge To have and to hold the same Landes and tenements with thappurtennces unto the saide Frannces and her heires for ever The Rest and Residue of all and singular my goods chattels Debts ready money Jewells plate and other things whatsoever after my Debts paide my Legacies performed and my Funerall Charges Discharged I whollye give and bequeathe unto the saide Joane my welbeloved wyfe whiche Joane my wyfe I make and ordayne to be sole executrix of this my present testament and Last will And overseers of the same I Doe appointe and make my welbeloved frendes Roger Jones Dyer William Mastall mercer And for theire paynes taking in this behalfe I give and bequeathe unto them forty shillings apeece to make eache of them a Ringe In wittnesse whereof to this my present Testament and Last will conteyning foure sheets of paper I the saide Robert Mudge have hereunto sett my hande and seale Date the Daye and yeare first above written Item I give and bequeathe unto Mr Croe parson of the saide parishe of St James one mourning gowne Item I give and bequeathe unto twelve poore persons inhabiting within the same parrishe of St James twelve mourning gownes And my minde is that the poore inhabiting in and abowts ????ster place shalbe preferred to the same gownes before others R M Sealed subscribed and Delivered by the saide Robert Mudge to be his testament and Last will These being wittnesses Richarde Dunkin Scrivener Thomas Berrye And of me Henry Jolliffe apprentice to the said S?? Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant probate on 17 September 1593] Decimo Septimo Die mensis Septembris Anno Dni Millimo Quingentesimo Nonagesimo Tertio [to] Joanne Mudge Relicte
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