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In the name of god amen The xx th day of Aprill Anno Dni m ? v C and xviii And the vii th yere of the Reigne of kyng henry the viii th I Dame Scolast Esterfelde widowe late wyfe of John Esterfelde late of the towne of Bristowe marchannt And before that the wyfe of Richard Barett late Citizen and haberdassher of london being hole of mynde and in good remembrannce and perfite memorey laude and praysinge be unto almighty god make ordeyn and dispoase this my present testament conteynyng therin my last wille in maner and fourme folowing that is to wit First I bequeth and Recomende my soule unto our lorde Jhs Crist my maker Redemer and Savyour to the moost glorious virgyn her moder our lady saint mary and to all the holy and blessed company of hevyn And my body to be buried in the holy Church of saint Warborowe in the Towne of Bristowe before the Image of our blessed lady of grace by my pewe there Item I bequeth to the high awter of the Church of saint Warborowe aforsaid for my tithes and offerings necligently witholden in discharge of my soule and conference and to thentent that the Curate there shal pray for my soule iii s iiii d Item I bequeth to the mother Church of Worcetour xx d Item I bequeth to every persone of all the Almes houses in Bristowe at my burying a half peny lofe and a peny in money And asmoche at my monethes mynde And like wise I bequeth to every prisoner in Newgate at Bristowe at my said burying a half peny lofe and a peny in money and asmoche at my monethes mynde Item I bequeth to every of the foure orders of Freres in Bristowe for my burying and monethes mynde vi s viii d Item I will that every of the xii p???r torcheberars that shalbe at my burying and monethes mynde shalhave for their labours and to thentent they shall pray for my soule a white fryse gowne and two pense a pece in money Item I will that there be ordeyned by myn executours hereunderwriten to be as well at my dirige and masse of Requiem As at my burying and monethes mynde xxiiii th preests ???? after the discrecons of my siad executor Item I will that an honest preest of good and honest conversacion Immediatly after my decesse shall synge at the awter of our lady wtin the forsaid Church of saint Warborowe for my soule and the soules of my forsaid late husbands and all xpen soules by the space of fyve yeres complete And I woll that the same preest shal yerely have for his salary and wages in that behalf vi l xiii s iiii d sterlinge Also I woll that the said preest shall sey for my soule and the soules abovesaid placebo and dirige two tymes in every weke that is to sey on wennesday and Frydaye wekely during the said fyve yeres Item I woll that there shalbe kept yerely in the said Church of saint Warborowe by all the preests and Clerks of the same Church conveniently during xx yeres next after my decesse a solempue obite for my soule and the soules of my said late husbandes and all cristen soules And I woll that there shall be expended upon every such obite that is to sey amongs preests and Clerks and for brede drynke and chese by the discrecion of myn executours underwriten vi s viii d sterlinge Item I bequeth my pall of blak velvet unto the Churche of saint Warmorowe to thentent that the proctours of the same Church for the tyme being shall yerely forever paye to the PARson of the said Churche of saint Warborowe for the tyme beinge iii d a yere for my name to be had int he bederall there contynually to be praide for Item I bequeth to Johane my daughter a gowne of violet in grayne furred wt blak shanks Item I woll that Immediatly after my decesse the wardeyns and Comynaltie of the Crafte of haberdasshers in London for the tyme beyng shall entre into and upon my thre tenements sett in the parishe of saint Martyn next Ludgate in london And have the oversight lettyng and settinge of theym by the space of v yeres complete next after my decesse And receyve the Rents of them And see the rePARacions of them nedefull duely kept And the yerely quite Rient of xl s goinge out of them to the Cathedrall Church of saint Paule in london truely paide And the surplusage of the same Rents shall truely paye to myn executours yerely during all the meane tyme towards the fulfillyng and perfourmyng of the legacies and bequests in this my present testament expressed Item after the forsaid preest hath songe for my sould and the soules abovesaid in the forsaid Church of saint Warborowe at Bristowe by the space of v yeres complete as is above appoynted Then I wille that the wardeyne and Comyaltie of the said Crafte of haberdasshers then being and their Successoures for the tyme beinge shalhave the use and oversight lettinge and setting of three of the said tenements that is to sey the tenement in the tenure of Thomas Sonnyff the tent in the tenure of William Charsey and the tent in the tenure of Edmond Smewyn by the space of xx yeres complete And by all the meane tyme they to receyve all the Rents of them And to see the RePARacions of them kept and the said quyte Rent of xl s paide And of and wt the residue of the said Rents I woll that they shall from thensforth contynuelly during xx yeres complete fynde an honest preest of good conversacion to singe in the said parishe Church of saint Martyn wtin Ludgate in London where the forsaid Richard Barett my late husband lieth buried at the awter of the blessed Trinitie and saint kateryn int he same Churche for my soule and the soule of the said Richard Barett and all xpen soules which preest I will shall twyse in every week on wennesday and fryday wekely during the said xx yeres sey placebo and dirige for my said soule the soule of the said Richard Barett and all cristen soules And I woll that the same preest shall have for his salary and wages during the said xx yeres vi l viii s iiii d sterlinge Also I woll that the same preest shall wayte and attende upon the said Crafte of haberdasshers at all their assemblyes upon lawfull warnyng as other Chapleyns use to doo during the said xx yeres Item I woll that after the forsaid fyve yeres expyred the said wardeyns of the said Crafte of haberdasshers for the tyme beinge shall kepe a solempne obite or Anniversary yerely wtin the said Church of saint Martyn by note that is to sey on suche day as it shall fortune me to decesse placebo and dirige and masse of Requiem on the morne for my soule and the soule of the said Richard Barett and all cristen soules by the space of xx yeres complete next after my decesse and I woll that there shalbe expended of the said Rents upon every such obite xx s sterlinge that is to sey vi s viii d therof amongs preests Clerks and for brede ale wyne wax and Rynging of bellys And xiii s iiii d residue therof I woll shalbe distributed amongs poure people of the said parishe where moost nede shalbe in fuell brede Drynk and chese Item after the forwaid fyve yeres next after my decesse be expired I woll that Miles Arnold my daughter Julians son shalhave of the issues and profits comyng and growing of the said three tents an Annuell Rent of xl s sterlings yerely during his lyfe And yf it fortune him before that tyme to decesse one John Mathewe my daughters sonne than lyving I woll that the said John Mathewe shalhave the said Annuell Rent of xl s yerely during his lyfe And the same Annuell Rent to be paide by thands of the wardeyns of the said Crafte for the tyme being at foure usuell termes in london And for lak of payment of the same Annuell Rent I woll that it shalbe leefull to the said Miles and John or either of them to whose possession it shall come to distreyn in the forsaid three tenements for the said Annuell Rent as often as it shall fortune to be behinde Item I woll that Johane my daughter shalhave Immediatly after my decesse all that tenement wt thappurtenncs wherin Robert Codnam nowe dwelleth sett next unto the said Church of saint Martyn To have and to hold the same tent to hir and tot he herres of her body lawfully begoten without any maner alienacion therof making And yf it fortune the said Johane to decesse wtout issue of hir body lawfully begotten or yf the said Johane or any of the Issue of hir body comyng be dispoased to make alienacion therof Than I woll that the said tent shall remayn to Julian Arnold my daughters Childe and to the heires of hir body lawfully begoten And yf it fortune the said Julian to decesse wtout issue of hir body lawfully begoten than I woll that the said tent shall remayn to the next and right heires of me the said Scolast forever Item after the said xx yeres be fully expyred and ended I geve wille and bequeth all the forsaid three tenements wt thappurtenncs to the wardeyns and Comaltie of the Fraternitie of saint kateryn of the Crafte of haberdasshers in London To have and to holde to them and to their Successours for evermore To thentent that the same wardeyns and Comnaltie and their Successours wardeyns and Comnaltie of the said Crafte of haberdasshers for the tyme beynge shall after the said xx yeres expyred yerely contynually forevermore fynde an honest preest to synge in the forsaid Churche of saint Martyn at the awter of the holy Trinitie and saint kateryn forsaid for my soule and the soule of the said Richard Barett and all xpen soules which preest I woll shall twyse in evry weke on wennysday and Fryday wekely forever say placebo and dirige for my soule and the soule of the said Richard Barett and all cristen soules And that every such preest for the tyme being shall wayte and attende uppon the said Crafte of haberdasshers at all their assemblyes as other Chapleyns use to doo And that the said wardeyns and Comnalite of the said Crafte and their Successours for the tyme beinge shall paye to evry suche preest for his yerely salary x ???? sterlinge Also that the said wardeyns and Comnalite of the said Crafte and their Successours shall from thensforth yerely forevermore on the Day of my decesse come unto the forsaid Churche of saint Martyn in their best lyverey And there kepe a solempne obite or anniversary for my soule and the soule of the said Richard Barett and all cristen soules that is to sey placebo and dirige over nyght and masse of Requiem on the morne by note And expend upon every suche obtie xx s sterlinge that is to sey iiii s therof amongs preests and Clerks being at the said obite and for wax and Rynging of Bellys And xvi s residue therof to be distributed amongs por people of the said parishe of saint martyn and in other places of the warde of Faryndon wtin in London whether moost nede shalbe thought after their discresions And also that they from thensforth doo truely paye or cause to be paid the forsaid Annuell Rent of xl s yerely to the longer lyver of the forsaid Miles Arnold and John Mathewe as is aforesaid And over that from thensforth doo yerely forever paye the forsaid yerely quite Rent of xl s to the Cathedrall Church of saint paule in london And besids that from thensforth see the rePARacions of the said three tents sufficiently kept and mayntened And yf it fortune the said wardeyns and Comnaltie of the said Crafte of haberdasshers or their Successours for the tyme beinge to be necligent or remysse and doo note fynde a preest after the fourme abovesaid or doo not kepe the said obite after the fourme aforsaid or do not paye yerely the said annuell Rent of xl s as is abovesaid or faill or make defaute in performyng or doyng any other thing agoverehersed contrary to the fourme aforsaid That than as nowe and nowe as than I woll that the maister of the place of saint Thomas of Acrees of london and the C brethern of the said place shalhave all the said three tenements with thappurtenccs To have and to holde to the said maister and Cobrethern and to their Successours maister and Cobrethern of the said place forevermore to thentent that the same maister and Cobrethern of the said place and their Successours shall yerely forever kepe and fynde a preest in the said Church of saint Martyn And holde and kepe an obite there And all other things doo in like maner and fourme as is by me above declared and appoynted Item I bequeth to John Arnolde Chanon of kaynshm? x ???? Item I bequeth to Miles Arnold x ???? Item I bequeth to Julian Arnolde x ???? The Residue of all my goods Catalls and Detts after my detts be paide my funerall charges doon And these my legacies and bequests conteyned and expressed in this my present testament fulfilled and perfourmed I woll shalbe dispoased and distributed in dedes and weiks of pitee and charitie suche as by the discrecion of myn executour shalbe thought moost best to the pleasure of almighty god and for the welth of my soule the soules of my late husbands and all xpen soules And of this my present and last wille I make and ordeyn Stevyn Peycok haberdassher of the Citie of london my soole executoure And I bequeth to him for his labour in that behalf to be had v ???? sterlinge And I utterly Revoke and disadnull all and evry other testaments last willys executours Overseers legacies and bequests by me afore this tyme in any maner wyse named or declared And I wolle that this shall stande for my very testament and last wille and noon other Thise witnesse John Tofte Clerk Lewys Predyth Notary and Nichas Moore with diverse other Probatum fuit testamentum ... apud Lamehith [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 18 December 1518] xviii Die mensis Decembris Anno Dni millimo quingentesimo xviii [to] Stephan Pecok executoris
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