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In dei nome amen the xiii day of the monith of Octobre in the yere of our Lord god m cccclxxxxi I Willyam Bokett of Sap Marchaunt being of goode and Stedfast memory knowyng also the lyf in this world is transitory wt goode advisement and mynde ordeyne and make my testament in and after this maner First I bequeth my soule to almighty god and to his blessed moder our Lady seint Mary and to all the holy company of heven and my body to be buried in the church of seint Thomas the Martyr of the Cite of newe Sap betwix ye sepulture of Margery and mawde somtyme my wyfs Also I geve and be queth to the high aulter of the seid church of seint Thomas for my tithes and offerings not fully PERformed xl s Also to the werks of the same church I geve xx s Also I bequeth to the f??? preches of Fisshe?ton xl s And to the Frires Min??? of Sap xl s undre this Condicon that every ordre of the seid ii orders of Frires dista???ly and apart by the space of a monith after my deceese shall dayly syng placebo and dirige wt all crisons Longing to the same And also the masse of requiem solemply by note in the seid church of seint Thomas for the helth of my soule my seid ii wyfs soules And of the soules of my fadre my mod my brethern sistern And of all tho for which I am bownden to pray And for all cristen soules Moreovr I ordeigne in this my will that my executours und wreten Immediatly after my deceese fynde an honest preest s???ler to sing for my soule And all the soules above named and for Cristen soules in the seid church of seint Thomas by the space of xx yere than next Immediatly my deceese en suyng To have in charge to sing masse dayly and iii dayes in the weke to sey ye exequies of ded men wt comendacions and also the vii psalmes and Latony wt crisons Longing therto after the use of Sap and to be in the ????e bothe holydayes and werking dayes when he shalbe in helth and to have yerely for his wags x more of Lawfull and usuall money of England Also I geve and bequeith to the Contentacion and payment of the wags of the seid preest by the seid space of xx yeres all such dett as Willm Byngley and John Byslett unto me shall owe the day of my departyng out of this pnt Lyfe if that dett be sufficient to the full payment of the foreseid preests salary and if it be not I will ?? my goodes wt the seid dett be chargeabill to the PERformaunce of the same And that my executrices underwreten Immediatly after my deceese call unto them thaforseid Willyam Byngley and John Biflett and to move and advertyse them to put in and bryng in sufficient suerte to be bounden to by seid executricez and to the church wardens of the seid church of seint Thomas to pay unto them yerely x more by the yere at iii termes unto full payment of my dett And that suerte so founden I will that myn executricez reless them of all bonds in the which thei beth bounden unto me and if thaforseid Willyam Byngley and John Biflett refuse and wilnot fynde such suerte in manr and forme abovewreten to be bounde that then my executricez in no wyse discharge them of their bonds but ??pell them to make payment acording to their Bonds and wryting and that then the the seid prests wags shalbe paid by myn executricez of my goods not bequested Also I geve and assigne to Scolast my wyfe to hyr Joynto a yerely rent of x l during hir lyf Of the which x l x more to goo out and to be PAReeyvid of the Rentys and Issues of my Manor of Laybrok wt his apptenauncs to be paid at ii tymes in the yere that is to sey that is to sey at the fest of thannunciacon of our Lady the virgyn and seint Mighell tharchangell by equall porcions and v more to be payd of the Issues and Rents of my tenements in Sap at the Lyme Corner to be paid at the above seid fests by like procions and if it happen the seid x more PARcell of the Joynto to be behinde in party or in all at eny fest that it ought to be paid and be not paied but be behinde unpayd by xv dayes after eny fest of payment therof that then it shalbe Lawfull unto the seid Scolast and to hyr as signes in all my seid Maynor of Laybrok wt his appurtenanncs to entre and to distrayne and that distresse so taken Lawfully to bere away to dreve out and cary a wey And to her selfe to retayne to the tyme that she be satisfied of the seid yerely rent of x more PARcell of the seid Joyntor so being behynde in party or in all wt tharreage of the same if any be And if it happen the seid v more PARcell of the seid Joyntor going out of my Lands and tenements in new Sap at the Lyme Corner aboveseid be behind in party or in all at eny fest that it owght to be payd unpayd by xv dayes after eny fest of payment therof That then it shalbe Lefull to the seid Scolast and hyr assig nes tin all the seid tenements wt ther apptenncs to entre and to Distrayne And that Distresse so taken unto her self retayne and kepe unto the tyme that she be satisfi ed and content of the seid Rent of v more so in part or in all being be hinde wt the arrerage of the same if any be (Also I geve and bequeith to Agnes my Doughtr all my seid Manor of Leybroke wt Lands and tenements cotages curtelages medewes Lesurez pastewrez comons rents reversions and fences unto the same Manor be longing And tho myn closes called the busshes leefe in the PARissh of Wellowe in the Counte of South wt all thapptenannces To have and to hold all the seid Manor Lands and tenements cotages courtelages medewes Lesews pastures comons Rents Revrsions and fences and the seid thre Closes wt all the apptenannces to the seid Agnes And to the heyres male betwx hyr and underwoode hyr first husband Lwfully begoton forevrmore And for defawte of Issue of heres male of the seyd Agnes and hir first husband I will that all the seyd Manor Lands and tenements cotages curtelages medowes Lesures pastures commons rents Revrsons & fences Adn the seid iii closes wt all ther appurtenanncs hooly Remayne to Margery my Doughter And to the heyres male of hyr body Lawfully begoton for evermore And for defawte of Issue of heyre male of the seid Margery I will that all ye seid Manor Lands and tenements cotages curtelages Medowes Lesures pastures comons rents reversions and fencez And the seid iii closes wt all the apptennces to Johan my sister and to the Lawfull heyres male of hyr holy Remayne for evr more And for defawte of Issue of heyres male of the seid Johan I will that all ye seid Manor Lands and tenements cotages curtelages medowes Lwsures pastures commes Rents revrsons and fences And the seid iii closes wt all their apptennces to the Rightfull heyres of the seid Agnes hooly be Remetyd for evyrmore Also I geve And bequeith all other my Lands and Tenements cotages curtelages Solers Selers gardyns medowes lesures Rents Reversions And fences wt theyre apptenncs in the Cite of Newe Sap And in the Towne and Lordshipp of puton In the counte of Wiltes to Margery my Doughter to have and to hold all the seid Lands and tenements cotages Curtelages solers selers gardyns medowes lesurez Rents reversions and fencez wt the apptenannces to thaforseid Margery and to the heres male of her for ever And for defawte of Issue of heyres male of the seyd Margery I will that all the seid Lands and tenements cotages Curtelages solers selers gardyns medowes Lesures rents reversions and fences wt ther apptennces Remayne to the seid Agnes and to the heyres male of hyr for ever And for defawte of Issue of heyres male of the seyd Agnes I will that all the seid Lands and tenements cotages curtelages solers selars gardyns medowes Lesurez rents revrsions and fences wt their apptenanncs Remayne to Johan my Sister And to the Lawfull heyres male of hir forevr And for defawte of Issue of heyres male of the seid Johan I will that all the seid Lands and tents Cotages Curtelages solers selers gardyns medowes Lesures rents reversions and fences wt ther apptenannces to the rightfull heyres of the seid Margery hooly be Revertyd forevyrmore Provided allwey that the seid my Manor of Laybroke wt his apptenanncez be charged to the payment of ix mare by the yere duryng the terme of iii yere next after my deceese for fyndyng of a prest secule to syng and pray for my soule And for my said ii wyfs soules for my faders soule my moders soule brethern and sistern And for all the which I am bownden to pray for which prest shall s??e in the church of Ringwoode by the space of iii yere and dayly sey masse aslong as he shalbe in goode tempore and helth of body And the holy dayes to be in the quire And to Love and preyse god aftre theuse and custome there And iii dayes In the weke shall sey placebo and diryge and comendacions wt all prayers therto belonging And also that my seid Manor of Laybroke be charged to the yerely payment of xiii s iiii d by the space of iii yere next after my deceese for myne obite to be kept in the seid church of Ryngwoode yerely by the seid space Also I geve and bequeith to Jane my sonnes doughter to hyr mariage xl more And all my Land in Worcetshere which is hyr enhe ritannce And for defawte of Issue of hyr to Returne to Margery my daughter And to her heyres Also I geve and bequeith to iii of my sisters children to everich of them ? more Also I geve and bequeith to everich of my god children xii d Also to every of my srvnts apprentices xx s And all the hole salary for that thei shall pray for me And to women srvants to everich of them vi s viii d and ther wags Also to every po?r man and woman the day of my burying ? d And the day of my monethis mynd ? d And to the iiii men that beryth me to church iiii s Also I will and ordeyne that myn executrices And myn heyres fynde ii taps to b?enne in the seid church of seint Thomas by the space of xx yere of the which oon to be sett before the Trinitie mother before our Lady Also I geve And bequeith to the fyndyng of myn obite and obite masse in the seid church of seint Thos by the space of xx yere xx l that is to sey every yere xx s to be destributed by myn executrices in this maner that is to sey to the PARson if he be pnt And execute thoffice xii d to every preest and dekon of the seid church being at myn obite masse And sensing iiii d to the sexton for Ringing of the bellys ii s vi d And the Residewe to be destributed and debt amongs po?r men to pray for my soule Also I geve And be queith to Margery my doughter C l Also I geve And bequeith to Agnes my dought C l for the Mariage of ther Children Also I geve and assigne to Scolast my wyfe to hyr Dower my detts payde and my will fulfillyd the iii d part of my goods The Residew of all my goodes above not bequeithed my detts fully payd I wilbe disposed for helth of my sowle by Scolast my wyfs Agnes and Margery my doughters whome by these pntes of this my will and testament I make myn executricez And that they dispose for the helth of my sowle in werks of pitie and almes as it shall be by them and my s????ses und wreten thought moost behofull to the pleasure of god and helth of my soule provided evermore that if eny of myn executricez abovenamyd wilnot in every thing be agreabill and content And also wyllyng to execute this my Last will aftre thentent ? ordynnce of the same And as my SuPERvisors shall advyse them but take contrary wayes And meanes after hyr owne mynde Or if eny of my seid executricez make or do to be made eny acquitannces or discharges of my detts to eny PERsone or PER sones wtout assent of my SuPERvisors ether Imbesyll or take awey eny of my wrytings or Minnymentys money Juell or eny other my goodes And such wrytyngs or Minnymentes money Juell or other goodes by hyr or by hyr procuryng so take or Imbeselyd willnot bryng forth at ?? ?llyng of thother my executrice and of my SuPERvisors also to thentent that tho detts money Juell and goodes mowe be employed acordyng to my Will That then I will and by thes pnts ordeyne that eny such of myn executcez which in such maner shall demean hyr utterly be dischargyd be the ordinary from her power of an executrice And to be none executrice nether to have benyfite of eny thing to them graunted by me in this my testament And such relese discharge or acqintannce so to be made to be voyd And of none effect eny thyng above wreten not wtstandyng And over this that the other my exe cutrice beyng of trewe mynde havve full auctoryte by meanes Lawfull to compell eny such so contraryng my will to make restitucion of all such wrytyngs and Minnyments money Juell or goodez so embeselyd or taken awey And also provided that I geve and bequeith to the prests of seint Thomas to synd o?? Lady Masse dayly by a month xl s and to makyng of the wey at Mylford x l And also that if Nicholas and Willyam my srvnts abyde and dwell wt my wyfe after my deceese by the space of a hole yere and truely do theyre service in wttryng and sellyng of my wares And garderyng of my detts to the behofe of myn executricez Then I will that the seid Nicholas fyndyng suerte have a stok of my goodes of C l and ? l of my detts paying therof yerely xx mare And the seid William fynde suerte to have a stok of C mare paying therof yerely x mare Adn that this my will in every thing be fulfillyd SuPERvised of the same I make and ordeyne Roger Hulse and John Ussenham to everych of whom for ther Labors I geve and bequeith x mare In wittnesse whereof to thes pnts I have sette my seall These wittenessing Maist John Fry Curate of the seid church of seint Thomas Richard Bwthy??ewe Richard Charite and meny other the day moneth and yere above wreten Probatum fuit ... apud Lamehith ... [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 13 December 1491] xiii die mensis Decembris Anno dni Millimo CCCC nonagesimo primo [to] Rogeri Holfe et Johannis Wssenham
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