26 June 1550. Buried in the churchyard. Francis my eldest son
the lease of the house I dwell in. Margaret my wife a chamber, the loft
with the shop under it for one year, and all such things as were hers.
Tomesine and all Margery my daughters each 40/- at their marriage. Ex’ors
:—Sons Francis and William to have residue. "To that woman that
plucketh off my shirt to have the same shirt and 6d," and to
two other poor women 1d each that shall turn me into my sheet.
[Probate 25 Sept.
(A. Vol. 29, fol. 177.)
10 March 1499 (sic). Buried in the churchyard. To the vicar
12d. Residue after paying debts to Richard Gebill and John Catlott
my Ex’ors, to dispose for my soul. Witnesses :— John Walshe, Hugh
[Probate 15 May
(A. Vol. 7, fol. 94.)
20 March 1513-4. Buried in the churchyard. High altar for tithes 3-4d. To
the stock of the Brotherhood of St James 6-8d or a seame of malt.
Reparation of the church 6-8d,
and to the gilding of the Tabernacle of Our Lady 3-4d. Wife1 [no
name] have for life the house in which I dwell, then equally to my three
sons [no names], each heir to other, but if all die without lawful issue
then to my three daughters [no names], if they die without lawful issue
then to be sold, and £3-6-8d to a priest to sing for our souls, another
£3-6-8d to the stock of the Brotherhood of St James, the residue to the
reparation of the church. To each daughter three platters, dishes, sawcers,
and a candlestick, and my wife keep them until daughters are married, and
if my wife marry then my brother Robert Douneham keep them. Residue to
wife to pay debts and be Ex’or, with Robert Douneham and Roger Yenes
overseers, each have 6-8d. Witnesses :—Thomas Austen, vicar,
William Pikell clerk, Roger Yenes. Probate
(A. Vol. 12, fol. 308.)
10 April 1510. Probate to his Will. Ex’or—Anna his widow.
[No more information.] (A. Act. Vol. 3, fol. 169.)
1 His wife was Joan, who afterwards
married William Awcey, who died 1536, and Joan Awcey died 1543. See their