Source: TNA, PROB 11/20
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In the name of god Amen The xxiii day of the moneth of Septembre in the yere of our lorde god m v c xxii in the ??? yere of the raygne of king henry the ???th I John Rowland marchannt of the Town of Bristowe hole of mynde and memory thanke be unto allmyghtye god make and dispose and declare my last will and testament in this maner and wise folowyng First I geve and bequethe my Soule to almyghtie god and to our blessed lady and to all the ???? Saynts in hevyn and my bodye to be buried wtn the pshe Churche of Seint Warbrowe by my pewe Also I geve and bequethe to our Mother Church of Wosseter ???? Also I geve and bequeth to the high aulter of the PARisshe Church of Seint Warebrows for my tithings and oblacions negl gently forgotten or wt ????? x?????? Also I will and ordeyn to be PERformyd and maynteyned by this my testament and last will an honeste preest to sing and to rede and to pray for my soule wtn the parysshe churche aforesaid by the space and termes of vii yeres medyatly ?sewyng and folowyng yerely he to have to be paid vi????????? Also I geve and bequethe to katheyr Rowland my wif besyds and above her own proPER goods that she brought unto me at the day of her mariage the thirde part of all my movable goods my funrall chargs and debts pade Also I geve and bequethe to Johane Rowland my daughter of Amsbury towarde hir proffession ??? Also I geve and bequethe to Alys Harbare my daughter ??? Also I geve and bequethe to John Harbare my sonne in lawe a golde ryng whiche Humfrey Brown gave unto me Also I geve and bequethe to kateryn Browne my daughter Alys childe ??? Also I geve and bequethe to John Coder my prents ??? Also I geve and bequethe to William Percy my prentes ?? Also I geve and bequethe unto Anne Gorney my svannt ?? Also I geve and bequethe to John Parkyns my svant ??? ??? Also I geve and bequethe to the Casell Friers to the Repacion of the churche ??? Also I geve and bequethe to the power people of the almshows of the trynyte at langfare yate ??? Also I geve and bequethe to my gostely Father Sir Edward Gaynard a sadde tawny gown furred wt blake lambe Also I geve and bequethe and relees to my son John Rowland a tenyment on small stret that late was John Honngerfords of Downr ambly that now dwellying in Joan Hoby wedow Also I geve and bequethe frely to my said son John Rowland a gardyn and a stabull wt the bakesyde and pertynng belongyng therto that I purchased of the said Sr John Hungerford beynge in small strete joynenge to the house that I dwelle yn the whiche howse and gardeyn above named I the said John Rowland the elder gevethe and bequethe to my said son John Rowland to hym and to hys heres or assignes for evr more Also I geve & bequeth to Thomas Rowland my son two tenements in small strete that late I bought of the said Sr John Hungerford above named joynyng apon bothe sids of the howse that I gave unto John my Son above named More I geve and bequethe unto my said Son Thomas Rowland a gardyn grounde whiche liethe ?? the PARsonage of seint mighells the whiche howses and gardyn I the said John Rowland thelder frely geveth and bequethe and releese to the said Thomas my sonn and to his heires or to his assignes for evr more All wayes PROvided by this my last will and testament that margery Toller shall have for terme of hir lyffe and to the heres lawfully begottyn of the said Thomas and Margery the greate tenyment that standeth betwene the tenyment of the fore said John Rowland on the oon syde and the tenement of Andrew Northton skynner on the other syde The residue of all my goods not bequethed my funrall chargs deducted and my debts trewly paide I geve and bequethe to my said sonnes John Rowland and Thomas Rowland whome I ordeyne and make myn full executours and they to equally divyde betwene theym the said goods by evyn prossions and godys blessing and myn In Witnessethe this of a trewthe Sr Edward Gaynard my goostely Father ? henry Byfyld chaplyn ????? demoyg?y wt dyvrs other Probatum fuit [this will continues in Latin to grant probate on 7 Oct 1522] vii die mens Octobris Anno dni millimo quingentesimo vicesimo sedo [to] Joann et Thome
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