P.C.C. Will Transcription
L. Duncan -
Book 52 page 21
ROBERT DE BURNE,
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ROBERT DE BURNE, rector of the
church of Frekynham in the immediate jurisdiction of Rochester, on Friday
next after the fest of St. James the Apostle, 1361, in good health and
memory being at Boxle [Boxley] in Canterbury diocese. To be buried within
the conventual church of the Monastery of Boxle in the middle between the
altar of The Apostles and the altar of The Martyrs in the north part of
the said church and I wish that before my tomb a third altar in honor of
the Three Virgins viz Katherine, Margaret and Agatha or the Three
Confessors viz Nicholas, Martin and Dunstan and if it happens me to be
buried elsewhere yet I wish that the foresaid altar may be made at my
expense and I leave to the construction £10.
I leave to the glazing of the great window in from of the choir £20.
I leave to the Abbot of Boxle 20s., a silver cup with a cover with an
image in the bottom, a couvering of the better sort, one great pair of
Aundiernes and one dossal for the hall which is a Felkynham.
I give to Brother Richard of Dovor a cup and half a marc. To Brothers John
of Chetham and Roger of Heriettesham and Thomas fo Ledes monks of the
monastery of Boxle 10s. equally divided between them.
I leave to the image of the Blessed Mary standing in the nave of the
Coventual church my girdle of the better sort.
I leave to Dom. Richard Tadre, rector of the church of Cueustan [Cuxton] a
silver chain, (catenau) if he shoued survive this pestilence and a purse
I leave to Dom. john called Miller, Vicar of Eilesford one pair of
Decretals contained in two volumes which are at Frekynham.
I leave to Dom. Richard, Vicar of Mallyng and Dom. William de Dethyng,
chaplain, a piece of 5 ells of cloth to be divide between them, under the
above condition [i.e. that they survived the plague].
I leave Alice my sister, if she survive this pestilence 40s., and Rose
Marchal of Mallyng 40s. without condition.
I leave to the Convent of Boxle for pittance on the day of my burial 13s.
4d. To the work (fabrice) of the Cathedral Church of Rochester 20s.
I leve to Brother John of Bordenn my new knife and 40d. To the work (fabrice)
of the church of Woldeham 10s. To the monastery of Saint Augustine Cantuar.
10s. To the work of the church of Mallyng 10s. To the Monastery of Roberts
Bridge 10s. To my servant at Frekenham a horse and two quarters of wheat.
Tot he parish church of Frekenham a missal written without note. To the
vicar of the same two quarters of wheat. To the chapel of the Blessed Mary
of Frekynham one quarter of wheat. I leve to Richard my servant (famulus)
cloths, blankets, sheets &e in which he is wont to lie and three
quarters of barly of that he has collected.
Residue to Abbot and convent of Boxle to celebrate for my soule and to buy
some heirloom (or mortuary) in honor of God, the Blessed Mary and All
I constitute Brother John of Abrentham (sic) Roger of Heriettesham and
Brother John now Abbot supervisors.
In the month of April 1385 in the house of the Lord of Cobham Knight, in
the parish of St. Dustan in the Est, London the Testament of Master Robert
de Bourne, rector of the church of Frekenham, deceased was proved by
Brother John of Whetham (sic) executor.
(P.C.C. 1 Rous)
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