5 January 1503 Will of Lady Dame Mawde Baker Spicer (proved 26 March 1504)

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In the name of god amen The vth Day of the monyth of January In the Iere of owr lord
god a thowsand v hundreth and iii I lady Dame Mawde Baker otherwise callyed Dame Mawde Spicer of Bristow
widow withyn the dioc of Worcester hole of mynde and in god remembrance thankes be god make and ordeyn
my testament conteynyng my laste will in this wise First I geve and bequeath my sowle to almyghtey god to our
Lady seynt mary virgyn Quene of pice and mother of mercy and to all the holy company of hevin ?? body to be
beryed withyn the parish church of all halows of bristow aforsayde under the same stone wher Thomas Baker
late my husbande was buried Item I bequeth to the blessed lady of worcester ii d Item I bequeth to the hye aulter of
the sayde parishe church of alhalows and to master Richard Bromfelde vicar of the same church for tethinges
witholdyn or withdrawne a ???ll feondyng cup of Silver with a Cuppe Cover over gilte Item I geve ande
bequeth to the body of the same church of Allhalows Chales of Silver overgilte ii Cruetts of Silver ii Candel
styks of Silver iii pcell? gilte a pa? of Silver a Seuser of Silver iii parcel? gilte and ii payre of ????????????ys
now beying in the same church for to serve and honor god in the seyde church as long as yt wull Indure Itm
I geve to the Prior and Covent of every order of freres within the seyd towne of bristow so that they be at my
beriing and at my monthis mynde xx d Item I bequeth to the Lady a???es at the blak Freers of Brystow
aforesayd xx d to be payd wekely iid or more yf need be untill the sayde xx d be in forme above sayde payde Item
I bequeth to the poor peopull moste nede at the day of my berying iii pownde in money and at the day of my month
mynde then next ensuyng iii ? in money Item I bequeth to the prior and convent of the charterhows of henton xx d
Itm I bequeth to the prior and Convent of the charterhows of wittam xx d Item bequeath to the Lady Abbas of
the Abbey of Shafftesbury a peyr of beedys of Corall? of vi sette with gawdys of silver overgylte Itm I wul
that my Executors underwryten of my goodys fynde or doo to be fownde iii tapers of ??? ??? taper therof
weying a pownde for to be set up and bren by fore the blessyed Image of Jhn within the seyd paryshechurch
of alhalows duryng the lyfes of my Executors underwriten and evry of them and that my seyd Executors
of my forsayd goodys and Cattals finde and holde or do to be holde Dayly duryng a monyth Immediatly aft
my disseace myn Obet within the seyd parishechurch of alhalows with placebo and d?ygg in Nigtht
and masse of Negmem in the day folowing by not honorably after the discrecion of myn Executors and yt
they find or do to be fownde my tapers of wex for to brene over my herse ?th and d?? within the afore
named church of alhalows during the moneth abovesayd Item I bequeth unto Richard Spunell 
my chaplen x? ? discountyng iii ? iiii ? which he owyde unto me Item I wull that my Executors


underwriten of my goodes and Cattallys fynde and doo to be fownde an honest Chapleyne of good name and fame
for to sing and pray for my sowle and for the sowlys of my late ii hosbondys my father and my mother and all casten
sowlys within the sayd parishe church of alhalows by the space of xii yerys next after my disseace And that my
Executors pay or do to be payde unto the seyd Chaplen yerly duryng the same xii yerys for his salary ??
mark yn money Provided always that yf the seyde Sir Richard Sp???ell take upon him to singe for my sowle
and the sowlys abovespecified for the seyd xii yerys ar any parte of them within the seyd church of alhalows
that then the seyd Executors shalpay or doo to be payde unto the same sir Richarde?? mark ?vi ? ???d for his salary
and that the same Chaplen shall use and Ocupy by all the sayd ?? yerys the ii p??? of vestments above sayde Item
I geve and bequeth to Thomas Baker my sonne xx?? in Apparrell of his howse and Implements apperteynynge
to the same Item I geve and bequeth to Johanne my dawgther wife unto Thomas Pa?? my best girdell
with ryngs beedys plate and money with other stuf of howseholde to the valew of xx marke Item I geve
and bequeth to Elizabeth my dawgther xx?? in money plate and Stuff of howseholde Item I geve and bequeth
to Alice my dawgther within the abbey of Shaftysbury a litell standyng Cup of Silver with a Cover
overgilte A mitte with a Cover of Silver ovr gilte vi sponyes of Silver a fetherbeed  and all other
aparell as well to the same beed as to her Chamber perteynyng or belongyng accordyng to her religion
Item I geve and bequeth to the same Alis x mark in money a peyr of blak bedys with v wonds of golde a payr
of bedys of golde with ii blew stonys in evry set Also ii tabulclothes of diaper in towellys of diaper vi napkins
of diaper which bequestyd the sayd Alis by me bequethed shalbe delivrd to the same Alis at the day of hir
profession ther Item I bequeth to the sayd Alis other x mark for to pay for hir d??r at the day of hir profession
with x mark I wull shalbe deliverd at t unto the sayd Lady Abbas of the abbey abovesayd And if it hapon
the sayd Alis to disseace befor the seyd day of her profession that then the sayd bequestys by me bequethed
unto the same Alis be equally divided betwen other of hir brothers and sisters then hir overlivyng by e??
procions Item I geve and bequeth unto ?? Doctor Wodington my brother a peyr of beedys of ??mbe?
with gawdyes gilte And I remitte and forgeve vii to him all such detts as he owith unto me Item I remit
and forgeve unto my brother Thomas Wodington all the detts wich he owed unto me excepte a C marke
in Money wich I will that he pay unto my Executors under writen Item I remit and forgeve my
brother John Wodington all the detts wich he owed unto me Item I geve and bequeth unto my sister
Johanne wife unto John Jonys v?? in money a gown furred with grey and a kyrtell Item I geve and
bequeath unto Elizabeth wife unto the seyd John Wodington a girdel with a gren corst and a payr
of beedys of mother of perle Item I geve and bequeth to John Wodington sone to the seyde Thomas Wo
dyngton v?? sterling Itm I bequeth unto Margaret Wodington dawgther of the same Thomas
other v?? and to be payd unto the sayde John and Margaret at ther Lawfull age And if any of the seyde
John and Margared do disseace byfor his or hir lawefull age that then the sayd v?? to him or hir so be
equethed soo disceasing Remayne to him or hir overlivyng And iff hit happon both the seyd John and Mar
gareret to disseace befor ther sayde agis by me above expressyd then all the sayd bequestis made unto the
sayde Johne and Margaret be payde and deliverd bi myne Executors unto other the sonnys or dowgthers
of the aforenamyd Thomas Wodington then beyng in the life That ys to say to his Sonnys at ther age of
xxi yeres and for default of Issue of his sonnys the seyde bequethis of x?? be payd and deliverde to the
sayde dowgthers of the afresayd Thomas Wodington at ther age of xvi yere equally to be amonge the
divided And yf yt happon all the sayd sonnys and dowgthers of the abovenamyd Thomas Wodington
for to disseace afore ther agys above specified then I ull that myn Executors underwriten have
all the seyde bequestis bi me named unto the seyd sonnys and dowgters of the same Thomas Woding
ton in maner and forme abovesayd and the same bequestis reteyne for to dispose hit after ther Co????
for the welth of my sowle and the sowlys abovesayd Item I bequeth to Alis burton a girdell with
a redd corse Item I bequeth unto Thomas Porcar xx ? in money Item I bequeth unto Margery his wif
iii ? iiii d in money a gowne and a kirtell Item I bequeth to John Dee taylor x ? in money Item I be
queth unto kateryn dee wif of the same John Dee a girdell of blak velvet with ad???sent of Silver ovr
gilt Item I remit and forgeve unto William Havington all such deets as he oweth unto me Item I
bequeth to Mawdelyn wife of the same William havington a girdell of blak velvet with ad???sent
of Silver ovr gilte Item I bequeth to Jone dowgther of the same william habingdon xx ? in money
Item I geve and bequeth unto William Gelp xx ? ovr his wages Item I remit and forgeve unto sir
John Diar Chaplen all such dettys as he oweth unto me and that his plegys now remayne in my
keping now remayn be delivrd unto him bi myn Executors underwriten Item I geve and bequeth
unto John Baker x ? in money Item I bequeth unto Thomas bale of Monmowgth xx ? in money Itm
I bequeth unto John bale xx ? in money Itm I bequeth to Johanne wife unto John Dier iii ? iiii d


and a gown Item I bequeth unto Agnes Hall iii s iiii d and A gown Item I remit and forgeve to Mathew Cotington
v ? which he oweth unto me Item I remit and forgeve unto umfrey bradley all such detts as he oweth un
to me for the farme and rent of a tenament which he now dwellyth yn Item I bequeth to Mawde wife
unto ye?? Lews xx ? discomptyng therof such dettys as she owyth unto me Item I bequeth unto Richard
Cantewell my servant xx ? in money be sydys his wagis Itm I bequeth unto Thomas yonge my appre
tice iiii ? in money discomptid the money conteynyd in his indentur whos terme and yeris to me yet due
I geve and bequeth unto Thomas baker my sonne and to Thomas Pace my sonne in lawe above namyd
Item I bequeth unto Thomas bale myne Apprentice iii ? sterlyng discumptyng the money in his endentr
conteynyd whos terme to cum to me due bi the same endentur I geve and bequeth to the sayd Thomas
Pace Item I bequeth h??? my servant x ? Item I bequeth to Elizabeth Colston my servant xx ? in money
a gown and bircell Item I bequeth unto Alis hay my servant xx ? in money a gowne and a kyrtell Item I 
bequeth unto Elyn Russell x my servant x ? in money a gown and a kyrtyl Item I remit and forgeve un
to John wellis all the detts which the seyd John oweth unto me Item wher as Jhon Spencer is Indettyd
unto me in x? ? I geve and bequeth to Margery dowgther of the same John Spencr the seyd x? ? to be payde
by the seyde John unto the aforenamed Margery at the day of hir mariage Item I wul that this my
present testament That the aforesayde Thomas Pacy have the Rule ordre and Governange of the afore
named Thomas baker my son for to lerne enforme and tech the same Thomas baker in the ocupacion of
Grocers untill his age of xxi yeres with in the seyde Messuage In wich now dwell set in the hie stret
of the owne sayd towne of Bristow and then I wull the seyd thomas baker for to Occupy his owne stok
goodyes and Cattals with the seyd Thomas Pace and to have the encrese theof according to his porcion
untill the time that the seyd Thomas baker be of the age of xx yeris with xx yeris coplete I wull that
the same Thomas baker have all the seyd messuagis with the appurtenance at his plasur and that
yt shalbe lefull unto the seyd Thomas baker for to amove and to exclude the foresaydd Thomas Pace and
his goodys and the same messuage to retayne to the seyd thomas Baker his eyres and assignes for evr
mor Provided alweys that yf any variaus grefe or disturbans by any tyme to cum betwen the seyd 
Thomas baker and Thomas Pare exortyd moved or steryd that then I wull that the seyd variaus gref
or disturbans be refor??d redressid and enstablished bi the seyd order discrecion of George Morrowes under
writen if notece to him therof be gyven Item wher as I the sayd Lady Dame mawde baker bi my dede and
fefment wherof the date is the iii day of the monyth of January yn the xix yere of the reyne of kyng henry
the vii th have infeffyd Richard bromefilde Clerk John Bacon and Thomas Parnant Thomas
Snyg Thomas Davy Barbor Clement Parnant John Snyg Richard Sutton John Lord Water
Spredwell Rawley Webbe and William Whit mercer of and in all the messuags with his appurtenanc
set in small stret within the PARish of Seynt Werborow bergin of bristow above sayd betwen the tent
of JOhn Eft?rfelde merchant of that on party and ??yd place of gronde callyed a garden late in the
Tenury of JOhn hemmyng now ded on the thother party In wich mesuage the abovesayd umfre brad
ley now dwellyth in To have and to holde the seyd messuage with his appurtenance unto the afor
named Richard John Thomas Thomas Thomas Clement John Richard John Walter Rawley and
William ther eyres and assignes forevrmor to the entent that the same feoffers ther eyres and assignes
for evermor To the entent that the same shall kepe or doo to be kepte of the rent revenues and profitys 
comyng of the seyd messuage an Obet or an Ann??sary withyn the aforesayd parish church of alhalows
the day of my deth or disceace accomptyd for evermor for my sowle and the sowlys above lymyted and
that the seyd feoffers ther eyres and assignes of the rents Revenues and profits above seyde shall paye
and doo to be payde at evry such Obett or annvrsari by twen prestis freers and Clerkys and for ligthe
xx ? sterling and the residue of the same Rents revenues and PROfetts comyng of the sayd mesuage be
kepte in good and sure warden within the seyd church of all halows to the use of the rePARacons of the
same messuage for to be spent in and abowte the seyd mesuage as hoften and when need shalbe And yf
yt happen the seyd feoffers ther Eyres and assignes or any of them for to fayle or will not kepe the seyd
Obbet or annivrsary in maner or forme abovesayd or to misuse or ???sordre the resude of the seyd rent Revenues
and PROfits ovr and beside the sayd xx ? contrary to the forme aboveseyd and then yf after M?????on therof
gyven by myn Eyres or ther assignes to the sayd feoffs ther Eyres or ther assignes and then if the seyd


feoffers ther Eires or ther assignes estsons after the same monycion do fayle and wolnot kepe the seyde Obett or
Annivrsary or misue or ??yorder the residue of the aforesayde rents revenues and profets as afore ys declared
That then Iwull by this my present Testament that myn eyres and ther assignes in tot he seyde mes
uage with his appurtenance for to entre and the same to reteyne for evermor the sayd feofment and ????
and season have made and deliverd upon the same not withstanding Item I geve and bequeth to John hutto
my sonne all the mesuage with his appurtenanc set in small strete of Bristow aforesayde In the which
mesuage John Marshall marchant now dwellyth to have and to holde the same mesuage with his
appurtenanc unto the seyd John hutton his eyres and assignes for evrmore Itm I geve and bequeth unto
the seyde John hutton a Clos of pasture with his appurtenanc liyng beside Erls meed withyn the suburbs
of the seyd towne of Bristow to have and to holde the same close with his Appurtenanc unto the seyde
John Hutton for terme of his lyfe Remayndre therof unto my sayde sone Thomas baker to his Eyres &
assignes for evermore to be holdin of the Chif lordys of the fe bi ser??ce therof due and acustomyd Item I
geve and bequeth unto the seyd John hutton the custody and wardeship of my sonn in the law George Shepd
sonne and eyre in apparence of John Shepard late of bristow esquir and of Anne his wife my dowgther
my dowgther and of all messuags landys and tenaments of the same George until his age of xxi yerys bi all the
which time I wull that the sayd John hutton have the keping of all such bequests as Thomas Baker afor
sayd late my husbond father of the seyd Anne by his testament bequethed to the same Anne And also of x? ??
in money plate and howsholde which I geve and bequeth to the same Anne bi this my PREsent testament and
yf hit happon the seyd George to disseace befor the sayd age of xxi yerys and before Carnall copulacon had
betweene the seyd George and Anne that then John Shepard the yonger the second sone of the sayd John
Shepard Esquier shalby goddys grace Marry and take to wife after the forme and Law of holy church the
seyd Anne and in like maner the same Anne shall take and the sayd John to be her husbonde as in a payr of enden
turs therof made more playnly apperith And iff hit happon the seyd George and John Shepard for to decesse
by fore the sayd John hutton or his executors have the effecte of the sayd mariage and bifor the age of xxi
yeris wich god defend that then I wull that the sayd John hutton and his Executors leve gather receyve and
have to ther PROper usys all rents revenues and PROfets of all the sayd messuage landys and tenements untill the
tyme that the sayd John hutton or his executors be contentyd of x? ?? and of all such other summmys of money
as the sayd John hutton or his executors before that tyme shall pay and spend to the mariage of the sayd Anne
abowth the exibicion and findyng of the finding of the sayd george and John Shepard with any interopcon
lete or Impediment conteynyd in the sayd Indenturs And iff hit happon the sayd george or John Sheperd
for to have carnall copulacyon with the seyd Anne and to lyfe untill the sayd age of xxi yeris that the
the sayd George or Jhon Shepard than livyng and maried to the sayd Anne in manr abovesayd withyn x
days next after that he his of his full age of xxi yerys make a feoffment sufficient in the law of messuags
landis and tenements in the shyr and Town of bristow to the yerly valew of x? ?? over and above all chargs
unto such ?? parsons as the sayd John hutton or his executors shall name to have and to holde to them
and to ther eyres in fee to the yntent conteyned in the sayd endentur which mariage soo fulfullyd
fynyshed and the seyde feoffs made in maner and forme abovesayd and the contentacion of the sayd somys 
of money made and payde I wull that the seyd John hutton deliver or do to be deliverd to the sayd Georg
or John Shepard and Anne all the seyde bequestys by my late seyd husbond Thomas baker and by me beque
thed to the same Anne And I wull that the seyd John hutton his executors or assignes fulfill or PERforme
all such commants Appoyntements condicions and agrements as I owe to fulfill and PERforme bi the
endenturs aforesayde and yf yt happon the seyde Anne for to dissece befor her age of xxi yeris that then
I wull that all the bequestis to her bequethed in maner and forme above sayde remayne unto others
her borthers and sisters then overlivyng to be delivered bi evyn porcions the residue of all my goods
and Cattalls in this my PREsent testament not bequethed my detts fully contentyd and payd I geve
and bequeth unto the seyd John hutton and to Thomas Bakar my sonnys to have and to holde
to them by evin porcions as ther PROper goodys and Cattals forevrmore of the which this my PREsent
Testament I make and ordeyne the same John and Thomas baker myn Executors for to execut and 
fulfill my will above declared and specified And George Mo??o??s John vaughan John Wodington
Marchants and the abovesayd Thomas Pacy overseers of the same testament Item I geve and bequeth
to every of the seyd George Monons John vahghan and Thomas pacy x mark in money And to
the seyd John Wodyngton a Cup with a Cover of silver in PARcels gilte standing apon iii angells g???


In silver and I the sayd Lady Dame Mawde Baker utterly revoke and adnull any other testament or bequest
by me mad bi mowth or be writyng befor the abovesayd v day of the sayd moneth of Januarii In witness wher
of to this my present testament concernyng my last will I have put my seale thes being present Sir
Richard Bromfeld aforesayd my Curet Jhon Batm Thomas Parnant Thomas Snig late sh??vis of 
the sayd town of bristow David Leyson John Grene marchants of the same towne and John Collis
Notari papall of the seyde towne yeven the Day and yer above writon 

Probatum fuit 
[this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 26 March 1504]
xxvi die mensis Marcii Anno domini millesimo qui
gentesimo quarto
[to]
Johanni Hutton et Thome Baker executours


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