Source: TNA, PROB 11/31
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In the name of god Amen The fourthe day of Auguste In the yere of our Lorde god a Thowsande fyve hundreth fourtie and six And in the xxxvii yere of the moste prosperous Reigne of our mooste dr??de soveraigne Lorde Henry the viii th by the grace of god of Englande Frannce and Irelande king Defendor of the faithe and in earthe of all the Churche of Englande and of Irelande next undre god supreme hedd I Nicholas Thorne Citezon and marchannte of the Cytie or towne of Bristowe being in goodd helthe and of parfitte mynde and goodd remembrance god be thanked remembring the mutabilitie and uncerteyntie of this transitorie worlde and moste especiallie the casuall and sedden deaths that dailie happenithe And willing therefore to make in a reddynes my ????e Doo make and ordeyne this my pnt testament and laste will in manner and fourme aftre following that is to say Firste I geve and bequeth my soule to almightie god that created made and redemed me and all the worlde humblye beseching hym to take marcie uppon me and putt me into his eternall glorie to the lawde and praise of hym and of his moste and glorious blessed name And my bodie to be buried if I dye in Bristowe in the churche of Sainte Warborroughe where my late wiffe Mary Thorne is buried and at my burying be saide and sonng Durige and masse wall other devyn services as a true xpian may oughte to have And that at my burying be spent and geven to pore people not passing the some of fyftene poundes sterling At my moymethes mynde and twelve moimethes mynde every of theyme xv??? Also I will that twelve pore men of the whiche eighte of theyme to be dwellers wtin the parrishe of Sainte Nicholas and thoder foure to be within the parrishe of Sainte Warborough for saide that have been housholders and fallen in decay be geven to entry of theyme a gowne of m?ster or russett of the price of every gowne twentie shillinges starling and more to every of theyme x?? ?? in Redy monye Also I will above all thinges my debtes be paide if anny appeare that I doo ower by Writings Score or by sufficient recorde to anny parson or parsonnes Also I bequeth amonge the pore housholders dwelling wtin the Citie of Bristowe aforsaide one hundreth ???? starling to be paide and delyvered to theyme wtin one yere next aftre my burying Also I bequeth to the churche of Sainte Nicholas in Bristowe aforsaide fourtie shillinges starling towardes the rePARacon and mayntening of the Clocke and of the Chyme in the said churche the whiche xl? to be paide and delyvered by myne executours within twelfe monnth aftre my burying Also I bequeth to my brother in lawe William Harper a gowne wherof the foreparte is lyned withe dammaske a farkett of tawny Damaske a gowne furred withe budge? a farkett of tawny velvett and a dublett of satten and a golde ring withe tenne poundes in monye And to my sister his wiffe a Ring withe a Dyamonde and more a Ring withe an esmerall and a Ring wt a rubye whiche is at this day in her keping my gowne of violett in grayne furred withe budge and fourtie ounces of silver and more to her tenne poundes in mony And to my brother her housbonde and to her twoo gownes of the price of ??? ??? And more to my sister a small Arres bedde Item I bequeth unto Frannces Weseley tenne poundes in saulte aftre xx???tonne And to nicholas his brother twenty poundes in saulte aftre xx?tonne to be paide and delyvered to theyme by myne executours wtin twelfe monneth aftre my burying Also I bequeth unto Vincent Thorne Resident in Ieane twoo hundreth ducketts And more the residue of the debtes that the palab?zenes genewies owethe unto me of the bequest of my brother Robert Thorne deceased which dett I reacon to be above twoo hundreth and fiftie duccats the whiche Legacie I will be paide for hym unto Leonardo Ca?tayne? geneweys or to his assignes and to be putt in Sainte Georges of Ieans to and for ?? use behooff profett and advantage of the said Vincent Thorne Also I will that if the saide Vincent Thorne happen to die before he come to thage of xxi yeres Then I will that the same bequeat be delyvered to the use and behooffe of the howse of the Bartholomews in Bristowe aforsaide there to be employed to the moste advantage that may growe of and towards the building and rePARacon of the same howse or in purchasing of landes for the maynteince of the Free scoole there aftre the discrecion of myne executours or theire assignes or of suche parsonnes that shall hereaft have the charge of the same howse thinkith moste necessary for the behooffe and mayntennce of the said free scoole Also I bequeath unto Robert Thorne being prentis withe William Osteriche of London habrdassher one hundreth poundes starling Also I geve and bequeth to Nicholas Thorne my basterde sonne nowe being in Biskey three score sixe poundes thretene shillinges and foure pence starling And I will that he withe whome the said Nicholas is prentis to heme the rule and keping of the said lxvi ? xiii ? ??? starling for the terme of seven yeres F??ding sufficient s?erties to the Chambre of Bristowe for the assurance repayment and delyvery of the said lxvi? xiii? ??? starlinge at thende of the same vii yeres And if any sufficient parson wtin this towne or Citie of Bristowe suche as myne executours thinke sufficient that will offer moste profitte to the said Nicholas geving sufficient s?erties to the Chamber of Bristowe forsaide that to hym I will be delyvered the said lxvi? xiii? ??? ?? during the tyme of his apprentisihpp Item I geve and bequeth unto the Chamber of Bristowe aforsaide one hundreth poundes starling to be employed in manner and fourme following that is to say tenne poundes thereof towardes the rePARation of the bridge And tenne pounds therof towardes the rePARation and mending of the watts of the backe and the key And for the reparration and maynteince of the banks in the marshe in the saide towne and Cytie of Bristowe whereas it shalbe thought most made And lxxx? the rest and residue of the said hundreth poundes starling I will it remayne towardes the making of a Garnarde to kepe suche provision of Corne as shalbe provided for the Commens of the saide towne and Cytie of Bristowe the which hundred poundes starling I will that it be ymployed expended and paide by the advyse and ordre of my neighbours John Drewis thelder to whome I bequeth fourtie poundes to be discounted and deducted to hym of suche detts as he dothe owe me at this PREnt day as more larger dothe appeare by his Accompte made betwene hym and me thereof whiche clerely I doo releace and geve to hym for the zeale love that I beare to hym And for his paines to see the saide hundred poundes so bestowed according to this my last will I bequeth unto hym a blacke gowne price xxx?? Item I bequeth towardes the making of a Damhedd of stone to the dock and the key for the making and repayring of Shipps xxx?? starling the same Damhedd to be made by the advise and councell of Thomas Hicks and Edwarde Jonys And to every of theym for there paines taking therein twentie shillinges ?? Item I bequeth to my cousyn John Thorne one of my scarlett gownes and another gowne furred withe budge a Jackett and a dublett of velvett a Jackett of dammask and a dublett of satten And more to hym and his wiffe twoo blacke gownes price ??? ??? Item I geve and bequeth to Mr Harris Scolemaister of the free scoole at the Bartholomewes fyve ???? starling and a blacke gowne price xxx?? for his paynestaking hereafter to bring upp???the there in vertue to the pleasure of god And he to have the same ???e that he nowe hathe for terme of his liffe s?ke and hole And yf the landes of the saide Bartholomews may be hereafter ymproved by any meanes the rents to be annymore then it is at this PREnt day Then I will that his waiges be enlarged to twentie poundes by the yeare Item I bequeth to Thomas Clarke of Allar to John Sieannt ussher of the grammer scoole to John Sare notary to Martyn Affylde to Thomas Warden to William Cooke and to Frannces Cos?on to every of theyme three tonne of saulte Also I bequeth to twentie pore maydens of goodd name and same dwelling wtin the saide Citie of Bristowe entending there to enhabyte and dwell wtin the saide Citie one hundreth ????s starling that is to say to every maide at the day of her marriage fyve ????s sterling in manner and fourme as followith that is to say the firste yere six maidens and every yere as folloithe seven maidens at the Day of theire marriage to be paide fyve ???s starling Item I confesse to have remayning in my handes at this present day of the gooddes of mystres Tennell deceased six poundes of mony lefte to be occupied for the behooffe of her daughter named Johan the whiche I wilbe paide to the said Johan at her marriage Also I geve unto my legittimate sonne Robert Thorne the younger one hundreth ??? starling and one hundred ounces of silver halfe gylte and halfe PARcell gilte and one seventh parte of three quarters PARtes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue thereof Also I geve and bequeth unto my ltmate sonne Nicholas Thorne one hundreth ???? starling and one hundreth ounces of silver plate halfe gilte and half parcell gilte and one seventh parte of three quarter partes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Also I geve and bequeth unto my ltmate sonne Edwarde Thorne one hundreth ???? starling and one hundreth ounces of silver halfe gilte and halfe parcell gilte and one vii th parte of three quarter partes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Also I geve and bequeth unto my ltmate sonne John Thorne one hundreth ???? starling and one hundreth ounces of silver halfe gilte and halfe parcell gilte and one seventh parte of three quarter partes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Also i geve and bequeth unto my ltimate daughter Frannces Thorne twoo hundred ???? starling and two hundred ounces of silver halfe gilte and halfe parcell gilte and one seventh parte of three quarter partes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Also I geve and bequeth to my ltimate daughter Mary Thorne two hundreth ???? starling and two hundreth ounces of silver halfe gilte and halfe parcell gilte and one seventh parte of three quarter partes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Also I geve and bequeth unto my ltimate daughter Bridget Thorne twoo hundreth ???? starling and twoo hundreth ounces of silver halfe gilte and halfe parcell gilte and one seventh parte of three quarter partes of my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Also I geve and bequeth unto my aforesaide three doughters Frannces Mary and Bridgett the hole parte that my apperteyne unto me of the stock being and remayning withe the company and the encrease thereof yf anny then happen to be in theire handes for woodd that I have ioyned in Edwarde Pryn and others when the yeres is expired according to the agreament betwene theyme and me And the same bequest to be reparted and equaly devyded among my saide three ltimate daughters at the day of theire marriages And if anny of theyme happen to die before the day of theire marriages Then I will that the longist lyver of theyme to have and enioy the parte of the other so deceased And if my saide daughters all happen to dye before the day of theire marriages Then I will that my foure sonnes legittimate or the longist lyver of theyme shalhave and enioy the premisses equalie to be devided betwene theyme Also I bequeath unto my ltimate sonnes Robert Nicholas Edwarde and John Thorne my hole parte as muche is to me may PARteigne of righte to have of the company that I have ioyned in Bristowe aforesaid that is to saye wt Thomas Shipman and others when the yeres of PAR????s and agreament betwene theyme and me expired and dete??yed all th?? proffittes and advanntages of the stocke that may rise and growe to my parte I will that it be rePARted and devided amonge my saide foure ltimate sonnes by equall porcons when they and every of theyme happen to accomplishe the age of xxi yeres And if it happen anny of theyme to die before they doo accomplishe the age of xxi yeres Then I will that the parte of hym so happening to die to remayne to the Overlyvers of theyme Also I geve and bequeth unto my wiffe Bridgett Thorne one hundreth and fiftie poundes starling and one hundred and fiftie tonne of saulte of quarter measure And more I geve unto my saide wiffe to the funding of her howse for one yere aftre my decease Fiftie poundes in monye More unto her two hundreth and fiftie ounces of silvert plate halfe gilte and halfe parcell more the quarter parte of all my housholde stuffe or the vallue of yt Item more all suche Jwells of golde silver perle stones Rings as she hathe of me in her g?????? the better Ring wt an Asmyrall a Jwell or a greate pearle fasshioned like an Akorne a Jwell in golde fasshioned like ?????? wt a Rubie and a hanging perle ?? excepte Which my p???? I will and bequeth to my three sonnes ltimate that is to say the best Ring wt the Esmyrall to Robert Thorne my ltimate sonne the Jwell fasshioned like an Akorne I geve and bequeth to Nicholas Thorne my ltimate sonne And the Fenix wt the Rubie and the hanginge perle I geve and bequeth to Edwarde Thorne my ltimate sonne The rest of all suche Jwells as remayneth in her gover???? and keping I bequeth and geve unto my saide wiffe Also I bequeth unto my saide wiffe for terme of her liffe the Farme of Allar??? whiche I have and holde by lease of the Erle of Lymbington for terme of ???tyne yeres yett to come paying to the saide Erle xv?? ??? by the yere the whiche Farme is nowe in the holding of Thomas Clarke paying for the same xx??? by the yere And after the decease of my saide wiffe the premisses to retiayne to my ltimate sonne Robert Thorne and to his assignes Also I geve and bequeth unto my saide wiffe Bridgett Thorne my howse that I doo nowe dwell yn in Bristowe for terme of her liffe and my gardeyne withe the Stable if she dwell and inhabit in Bristowe aforsaide paying the yerely rent for the saide gardeyne and Stable to the Lordes of the same Also I geve to my wiffes three doughters named Alice Barbara and Katheryn to every of theyme twentie tonne of saulte to be delyvered to my wiffe to the use and behooffe of her saide three doughters Also I geve and bequeth to my ltimate sonne John Thorne one hundreth poundes starling whiche Mr John ???llis of Hampt standeth bounden by his obligacon to pay to me as more at large appeareth in the same bonde whiche hundreth poundes I wilbe delyvered into the company wt Thomas Shipman in Bristowe forsaide to the use and behooffe of my saide childe and the increase and vanntage in like manner Also I will if all my ltimate sonnes Robert Thorne Nicholas Thorne Edward Thorne and John Thorne and my three ltimate daughters Frannces Thorne Mary Thorne and Bridgett Thorne happen to die before they accomplishe or come to theire lawfull ages or before that they be married Then I will that all my bequestes to theyme before bequethed shall remayne in manner and fourme following that is to say one thirde parte therof unto Frannces Woselay and to Nicholas Woselay the childerne of my sister Katheryn Abowen and to Robert and Nicholas my base sonnes or to the longest lyver of theyme I meane one thirde parte of all the bequestes unto my saide seven Childerne with all the proffittes and advanntages yt may growe or apperteyne unto my saide seven childerne by theire parte of Sowbers of my gooddes or by any other meanes I will thone thirde parte therof be reparted and devyded amongs theyme And I will that the seconde thirde parte be distributed and bestowed uppon the howse of the Bartholomewes in Bristowe aforsaide towardes the building and purchasing of Landes for the mayntennce of the Free scoole there for the bringing upp of youthe yn vertue and gooddnes And the other thirde parte the rest and residue therof to the Chamber of Bristowe towardes the making and repayving of the bridge and the highewayes abowte the Cytie of Bristowe aforsaide Also I will that my saide seven Childerne be undre the rule and governnce of myne executours and to be in suche place or places withe suche PERson or parsonnes as myne executours shall thinke expedient And they to be mayntey ned of the rents issues and proffittes that may growe of the Farme of Knowle and of all suche other Landes and purchases as I nowe have and holde at this PREnt day and the proffetts and advanntages of the same to be towardes the same charges till they come to theire lawfull age And then the same to be reparted and distribute amongs theyme by the discretion of myne executours excepte the howse that I nowe dwell yn sett in Small strete in the saide Citie of Bristowe the whiche howse I geve and bequeth by this my last will and testament to Robert Thorne my ltimate sonne when he accomplisheth thage of xxi yeres and tot he heires of his body lawfully begotten And for defawte of suche issue of his boddye lawfully begotten Then I will that the saide howse wt his appurtennces to remayne unto my ltimate sonne Nicholas Thorne and to the heires of his bodye lawfully begotten And for defawte of suche issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I will that the saide howse withe thappurtenncs to remayne to my sonne ltimate Edwarde Thorne and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten And if the said Edwarde Thorne happen to die wtout heires of his body lawfully begotten Then I will that the saide howse wt his appurtennces to remayne unto my ltimate sonne John Thorne and to the heires of his bodye lawfully begotten And if the said John Thorne happen to die wtout heyres of his body lawfully begotten then the same howse withe his appurtennces to be for my doughter Frannces Thorne and to the heires of her bodye lawfullie begotten And for defawte of suche issue of her body lawfully begotten Then I will that the saide howse wt his appurtennces to remayne to my doughter Marie Thorne and to the heires of her body lawfully begotten And if the saide Mary Thorne happen to die wtout heires of her bodye lawfully begotten Then I will that the saide howse withe thappurtennces to remayne to Bridgett Thorne my doughter and to her heires of her body lawfully begotten And if the said Bridgett Thorne happen to die wtout heires of her body lawfully begotten Then I will that the saide howse withe his appurtennces to remayne to Robert Thorne by bastarde sonne and to the heires of his bodye lawfully begotten And if the saide Robert Thorne die wtout issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I will that myne executours make or cause to be made the said howse wt his appurtenncs sewer to the use of the Chamber of the saide Cytie of Bristowe as may be demysed by lerned councell according to the due ordre of the lawe Item I will that the Rents issues and proffittes comyng and growing of my Farme of Knowle whiche I have for terme of yeres of the demyse and grannte of James Clifforde esquier deceased shalbe of and for the funding of my Childerne during theire mynorities And when they and either of theyme come to theire lawfull age or ells to marry Then I will the saide Farme wt thappurtennces holie to remayne and come to my saide sonnes Robert Thorne Nicholas Thorne Edwarde Thorne and to John Thorne and to theire assignes And also I geve and bequeth to the saide Robert Thorne Nicholas Thorne Edwarde Thorne and to John Thorne and to theire heires all suche Landes and tenements whiche I have at this day by Leasses for term of yeres or by Copieholde or otherwise wtin the saide Citie of Bristowe and ells where to be devyded amonges theyme by the discretions of myne executours as they thinke most convenyent ? the howse that I dwell yn only reserved to my saide sonne Robert Thorne Also I will that myne executours procure to recover all that may apperteigne unto me of righte of the bequestes of my brother Robert Thorne as well that apperteigne unto me by his testament of the Sobbours of his gooddes his will being perfourmed according to the tenor and true meaning of the testament and laste will of the saide Robert or by anny other meanes as heire to my saide brother on whose soule and all xp?n soules god take marcye Item I bequeth to the howse of the Bartholomewes in Bristowe aforsaide towardes the mayntennce of the Free scoole and to make a library in suche place as s?r John Barloo late deane of the dissolved howse and College of Westbury uppon Trym John Drewis and Frannces Codrington of Bristowe forsaide marchanntes shall thinke most best or neatest wtin the howse of the saide Bartholomewes thirtie poundes starling And more I geve and bequeth all suche bookes as I have mete for the saide lybrary More my Ostrolobra whiche is in the keping of John Spr??l pothicary wt Cartes and mappes withe suche Instrumentes as is in my howse belonging to the science of Astronomy or Cosmografie Item more I geve to the saide howse to Bartholomewes for the garnisshing of Alters vestments Aulter clothes and for the glasing and resormying of the windowes of the saide Churche and Scoole whereas it is neadefull xxxvi?? x??? ??? to be bestowed by thadvice of myne executours and Oversears Item more I geve and bequeth twentie poundes starling to be paide by thadvice of the saide s?r John BarlooJohn Drewis and Frannces Codrington marchanntes and of John Harris Scolemaister of the saide scoole to reteigne lerned councell to assure and convey the landes belonging to the saide Bartholomewes to the Champber of Bristowe aforsaide of and for the assurannce and contynuannce of the saide Free scoole And I will that the saide Chamber to be bounde for the parfourmannce of suche covenntes as shalbe devised or advised by myne executours and Oversears or theire assignes shalbe thought most convenyent or necessary for the establishmeth and contynuannce of the same Free scoole Also I bequeth to the saide Mr Barloo a blacke gown ? price xls and fyve pounds in monye Desiering hym to take the paine withe the saide John Drewis Frannces Codrington and John Harris the Scole Mr to reteigne goodd discrete councell and to see that the saide ordynnce and rules for the saide Free scole of the Bartholomewes in the saide Citie of Bristowe be made to bring upp youthe in vertuous customes and manners as well as in theire lerning according to the very intent and true meaning of my saide brother Robert Thorne Also I geve unto my parrishe churche of Saint Warborough in Bristowe aforsaide Six poundes thirtene shillings and foure pence starling towardes the rePARation of the same churche and maynteinyng of the place for assembl?? of marchanntes late builded againste the saide churche Wall the whiche Six poundes thirtene shillings and foure pence I will be put unto the Treasure Cofer of the same Churche Also I bequeth unto my cousin John Amayne my gowne of russett furred wt fox with xls of monye and a gowne of black for hym price of xxvs starling Item I bequeth and release unto dyvers dettours that oweth me certeyne sommes by spialties and by my booke whose names is expressed in a leaffe of paper suche porcons and perte of the detts owing as is expressed in the saide leaffe of paper whiche is firmed wt myne owen hande the day of the monneth of ? Also I will that all suche housholde stuffe and Payment wt all other things not mete to be kepte for my saide Childerne more then is before expressed and geven to theyme by this my pnt testament and last will remayning wtin my howse and Sellers I will that wtin three monnethes after that my yeres mynde is expired be solde to theyme that will geve most for yt excepte suche person of neadefull things of housholde stuffe and beddings necessary for my said Childerne to be reserved for theyme And as for all the rest I will it be soulde to theyme that will geve most for hitt And that Accompte be made and kepte by myne executours and Oversears togethers and that same to be reparted amongs my Childerne as parcell of the Subows of my gooddes And for theire paine and labor therein taken for selling of the saide howsholde stuff I will that they take and have twoo of the hundred for there provizion equaly to be devided betwixt theyme over and besides the some undrenamed for myne aforsaide executours Also I will that myne executours doo appoint some honnest and discrete parson to have the oversighte and governnce of my foure ltimate sonnes to whome I will that myne executours to geve suche stipende and sallary as to a man of suche connying and knowledge aperteinyth Also I will and doo geve and bequeth to John Huntley esquier and to his wiffe twoo blacke gowns and more to mystreis Hunteley his saide wiffe foure tonne of salt and more I doo release and forgeve her all suche debts as she dothe owe me And more I doo geve unto her three poundes six shillinges and eight pence in Redy mony Also I doo geve and bequeth unto my brother Oakley my gowne furred in fox and more two blacke gowns for hym and his wiffe and more to his wiffe two tonne of bay saulte and three three poundes six shillings and eight pence in monye And more fyve poundes every yere for the charges and tables of my twoo doughters withe all other charges as she have laide owte for my saide twoo doughters nowe in the keaping of theyme Item I more I bequeth to the Chamber of Bristowe forsaide twoo hundred and fiftie tonne of saulte and a hundred and fiftie poundes in monye amounting to Foure hundreth poundes Wherof twoo hundred poundes is of the gifte of Thomas Howell whiche died in Civell and was by his testament assigned to be paide unto me for the use of clothe making and helping of young men Of the whiche somme is delyvered to certeyne Clothiers wtin this towne or Citie of Bristowe aforesaide twoo hundreth poundes as by theire especialties it may appeare So that the ???? for the tyme being wt his bretherne wtin the space of three yeres next aftre my decease will ymploye yt withe the eighte hundred poundes my brother Robert Thorne gave to the saide Chamber in goodd lande that the rent of the same Lande be for the same use and entent as one Mr Thomas White of London purpose for the making and helping of young men inhabitannt wtin the saide Citie of Bristowe And otherwise if wtin the saide space of three yeres next aftre my decease the same eighte hundreth poundes bequethed by my brother Robert Thorne And the foure hundreth poundes by me bequethed be not ymployed in Lande to the use beforsaide That then I will the aforsaide twoo hundreth poundes of my bequest shall not be paide to the Chamber of Bristowe but to be reparted amonges my aforsaide seven Childerne legittimate by evin porcons And more I bequeth to the reparraicons of the highewayes abowte the saide Citie of Bristowe for the maynteyning of ?oundiffs the pettie well and of saint peters plumpe thirtie tonne of saulte Also I ordeyne in statute and make for myne executours my righte and trustie Freendes Roger Barloo and Edwarde Pryn marchannts as they that I moste truste chiefly to see this my pnt testament and last will well and truly parfourmed full fulled and kepte whome I requier and desier to be freendly and loving freendes unto my Childerne and that they see theyme brought upp in vertuous customes and goodd manners and that they see theyme brought up in vertuouse customes and goodd manners and to see the legacies geven be put to some goodd use for theire profitt and advanntage evin as they wilbe don for theyme or for theire childerne And for theire labours to see the aforsaide premisses well don to every of theyme I geve twentie poundes starling that is to say for bothe of theyme fourtie poundes starling And for the Oversears of this my pnt testament and laste will I doo make and ordeyne Frannces Codrington and my cousen John Thorne unto whome I doo geve every of theyme fyve pounds in monye and to every of theyme a blacke gowne And more to the saide John Thorne my gowne furred wt Jemetts The Resydue of all my gooddes movable and unmovable not bequethed as well on this side the See as beyonde the See I doo geve and bequeth unto my aforsaide ltimate sonnes Robert Nicholas Edwarde and to John Thorne to be reparted and devided amongs theyme by equall porcons And if it happen anny of my saide sonnes to decease That then I will the parte or porcon of hym or theyme so deceased shall remayne to the longiste lyver of theyme that beingist lyvith as well of the Sobours of my gooddes as of all other Legacies to fore mencioned and bequethed to my saide ?? ltimate sonnes And Furthermore by this my pnt testament and last will I doo renounce and revoke all other testaments and wills made before the date hereof they to be voide frustrate and of none effecte And this my pnt testament and last will to stande in his full powre strength and vertue Also yett Furthermore I will by this my pnt testament and last will that if the ?h??r? of Bristowe aforsaide wt his bretherne wtin the space of three yeres doo not ymploye the x??? as aforsaide that then I will that the two hundred poundes of Thomas Howetts monye be putt in a goodd ordre by myne executours and Oversears for the most proffitte advanntage behooffe and releffe of the ???ltie of this Citie of Bristowe by theyme to be demysed and to be don and complied wtin the space of one hole yere next aftre my decease three yeres be expired Also I geve and bequeth unto my cousen Agnes Saunders three tonne of Saulte Also I geve and bequeth unto John ?itts my Father in lawe my gowne furred wt lybbardes and a Jerkyn of crymson velvett and six marterne skynnes desiering hym to be goodd unto my loving wiffe and to my Childerne And to my mother in lawe his wiffe a golde Ring wt a dyamonte Item I geve and bequeth to Elmr Cornishe my ser??? foure tonne of saulte Item more I geve and bequeth to Elizabeth Deane one tonne of saulte And to Elizabeth Percy one tonne of saulte Also I will that Thomas Shipman shall charge unto myne Accompte one hundreth ???s recompense and towardes the building of the Shipp called the Savior to be disducted owte of my porcon at the Fynnyshing of the said Accompte In Wittnes wherof to this my pnt testament and last will For because it is of a very truthe I the saide Nicholas Thorne have lett wryte twoo of theyme bothe undre one tennor and have firmed hereunto my name wt myne owen hande Then being wittnes and recorde Frannces Codrington Thomas Shipman Thomas Edwarde and the notary undrewritten wt many others to y? premisses called and especalie desiered ???ven the day and yere abovewritten menconed and declared by my Nicholas Thorne Frannces Codrington Thomas Shipman Giles White and John Sare Notary And where tehre is owing two hundred Ducketts of the legacie of Thomas Howell whiche remaynith in thandes of Thomas Harris of Civill Notwtstanding I will that myne executours shall furnishe the saide ii hundred Ducketts in one withe the twoo hundreth poundes aforsaide Soo amountith the hole legacie of the saide Thomas Howell that was appoynted to be paide unto me the saide Nicholas Thorne to the use aforsaide twoo hundred and fiftie poundes starling For wittnes and recorde John Sare notary Also I will that all suche housholde stuffe as my wiffe brought unto me at the tyme of our marriage that she shall enioye it And ot be no parcell of that muste be reparted as is before expressed Also I geve and bequeth unto xpofer Capper one tonne of Saulte to pry for my soule and all xpen soules by me Nicholas Thorne Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in latin to grant probate at London on 15 October 1546] Decimo quinnto Die mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millmo quingeno xlvi
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