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In the name of god Amen The xxii th daye of September in ye thousand fyve hundreth and fiftie and one yere of Christes ?????????on And in the fyfte yere of the Reigne of our Soveraigne lorde Edward the Sixte by the grace of god of England Frannce and Ireland kinge defender of the faythe and in earthe of the churche of England and Ireland the supreme hedd unto ????? I John Mathews Citizen and merser of the Citie of Bristowe of sane and hole mynde and memorie (thanks be to god) but sycke of bodye do make my last will and testament in forme and maner folowing that is to say First I give and bequeathe my soule unto thandes of almightie god who created me and made me and by the passion of his only begotten sonne hath made me partaker of his mercye And for as moche as yt hath so pleased almightie god to ad??yte and alowe me amongs his electe and chosen in his derely belovyd sonne in the Recognysing of the same I will my bodye to be h????ted and buryed amongs Christen people Item secondarylie I will that all my debtes be paid trulye and performed Item I give and bequeathe to Tobye my sonne a hundred marks Item I give and bequeathe to Judith my daughter another hundred marks Item I give and bequeathe also to Elizabethe my daughter A hundred marks more And yf any of these my Children do channce to dye and decease in their mynoritie then I will his or their partes so dying in their mynoritie to remayne to the survyvors or survyvour And it please god to feche all thre in their mynoritie then I will the said two hundreth poundes to remayne to Alynor my wief into whose taytron and custodye I do comyt those my Children for the tyme of their mynoritie Item I give and bequeathe to my syster Elizabeth Browne of Rosse ??????ys (yf she be alyve at my departing) Tenne poundes Item I give and bequeathe to Phillipe her sonne ten pounds Item I give and bequeathe to Alice her daughter fourtie shillings Item I give and bequeathe Item I give and bequeath to Edward French my prentice fourtie shillings Item I give and bequeath to James White my prentyse fourtie shillings Item I give and bequeathe to Henry Clough prentyse xl ? Item I give and bequeathe to Anne my prentyse xl s Item I give to Agnes and to Anne my maydyns srvants xx s apece Item I give to the poore menys boxe foure pounds to be payde oute of hande at my buryall Item I give to saynt Nycholas Pype xls Item I give to mother Mylward xx s Item I give to my brother Jonys a gowne clothe in valew three poundes Item I give to Thomas Williams & Steven Bragdon to every of them a gowne the value of bothe gownes mounting to fyve poundes Item I give to John Pekys Junior a gowne clothe mounting to three poundes Item I given to Edward Teynt my brother that was shrene with me a gowne clothe mounting to iii l Item I give to John Whyt a gowne clothe mounting to three poundes Item I give & bequeth to thuse of the poore people of this my parishe fourtie pounds whiche fourtie poundes I will to be delyvered within Sixe monthes after my decease to Davy Harrys And for the said fourtie poundes he and his heyres I will to be bounde in statute marchannt to paye yerely forever fourtie shillings that ys to saye every quarter tenne shillings to be payde to the proctours of saynt Nycholas PARishe to be disposyd unto the poore people of the same PARishe and namely amongs them unto those that are bedreden The residue of my goodes moveable and unmoveable above not bequeathed I leve give and bequeathe unto Alynor my wief whome I do make my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament Item I do constitute and ordeyne Davy Harrys and Thomas Williams Overseers of this my will Provided that for the PERformance of all this my will I will my said Executrice within vi monethes after my decease to be bounde in a more and greater some unto the foresaid Davy Harrys & Thomas Williams or els unto the Chamber of Bristowe for thaccomplishement of this my last will and testament In wytnes wherof I the saide John Mathews have unto thes presentes putte my selae the daye and yere above specified Per me David Harrys Maior of Bristowe Per me John Haskell Bristowe ??? Nicholai Per me Thomas Williams Per me Roger Jones William Croston with other ??? Probatum fuit ... [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 3 November 1551] Tercio die Mensis Novembris Anno dni Millimo quingentesimo qunquagesimo primo
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