Source: TNA, PROB 11/56
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In the name of god Amen The xxiii th Daie of September in the yere of oure Lord god A thousand five hundreth seventie and fower I Roger Jones of the Cittie of Bristowe grocer being sick in bodie but of good and perfitt memorie I thanke the Lord Doe make my testament & last will in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Allmightie god whoe hath created and redeamed me with his most precious bloode whereby I constantlie assure my selfe to be saved I bequeath my bodie to be buried in the grounde as near my sone Edward Jones as maie be Item before all things I will my debts to be paid to all men Iten I bequeath to my sister hegins a black gowne and a hoode Item I give and bequeath to my cozin Doctor Mathew a gowne Item I give and bequeath to my sone and daughter twoe gownes and to litle besse their daughtr twentie pounds at hir mariage Item I give and bequeath to my cozin Elizabeth Bennett a gowne and to my Cozin Buckford and my Cozin Cother twoe gownes Ite I give unto my cozin Sineff a gowne or xls in money which she will Item I give unto my six servnts in money six pounds to everie one xxs Item I give to a preacher that will preach at my buriall sixe shillings eight pence Item whereas I have a bonde of my Lord Staffords of Fowrtie pounds yf I doe receyve and be paid the same that then my cozin Syneff shall have xx? therof otherwise not Item I give unto the poore x? in money or clothe at y discrecon of my wief whoe will I knowe do it All the rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my wief whome I doe ordeine and make my sle executrix to see this my testamet and last will performed in all things more I give and bequeath to Richard White my cozin fortie shillings halfe a yere after my decease Also I doe ordeine Richard Moore my sone in lawe to be my overseer of this my will and testament And I give unto him for his paines fortie shillings per me Roger Jones Sealed and Delivered in the presens of me John Boswell Harry Millard Nicholas Hill Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 25 October 1574] xxv die mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millimo quingenmo Septuagesimo Quarto [to] Elizabethe relict et exs
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