P.C.C. Will Transcription
L. Duncan -
Book 53 page 80
JOHN SLEPYNDEN, 10
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JOHN SLEPYNDEN of Oxforde,
bachelar of Lawe 10 March 1533. To be buryed where I shall name at my
departynge. To the lighte of Sainte Michell tharchangell in the
chauncell of the parishe churche of Smarden 5lb of waxe, to thelighte of
oure Ladye of Grace there one pounde of wax.
To my suster Myldred my cheste standynge wt Thomas Fayrmans wedowe in
Smerden wt all the gere therein and her coffer stondynge at Motynden in
the kepinge of Master John Gregory, mynystre there.
To John Coungehurste my godsone 20s. and to his sustre Katheryne 10s. To
John Fryer my godsone 12d. To my said suster Mildred my beste gowne in
Kent at Motynden.
To Thomas Fayremans wydowe of Smerden my worst gowne and all my potts,
pannes, and my table in her kepinge so that she suffre my sustre Myldred
to have the vse and occupying of all the premisses as longe as she
levythe, if she fortune to come and dwell at Smerden.
To euery one of the couent of Motynden a priste 12s., a novice 6d.
To Alys Styche the wife of William Styche my lesser cheste in my chambr
at Oxforde and all the sheettes and towells therin and all the pewtr
vessell in my bedstrawe or chambr at Oxford having her fathers marke and
all my keyne and Oxen that I have in Hedington and Merston.
To Johan Brytten the widowe of William Brytten a cow and 10 sheepe in
the keping of John Brown.
To the church of Smerden 10s. for dirige and masses.
I make Sir John Amery and Thomas baker, vpholder of London my executours
and the mynyster of Motynden my supervisour and they to cause a trentall
of masses at Scala Celi in London at Savoye or Westmynster or where it
is grauntyd by the Pope in Enlande.
Last will: 10 Marche 25 Henry VIII. Nicholas Badnor, John Francke, John
Gregorye and William Worme my feoffes of Hedcrone to suffer the Mynystre
of Motynden and his successours to take all the profite &e of a
mesuage, garden and crofte in the towne of Hedecrone, bothe of Robert
Symone, the space of 20 yeres to kepe an obite on tyme at Smerden
another yere at Motynden for the soules of me John Slepinden, Mildred,
Laurens, Julyan and Stephan and all xpen soules.
After my deceas Master Stevyn Pell, John Wolton, Thomas Slepinden, John
Sharpe, Richard Sharpe his sonne, Jamys Newynden, Steven Newynden,
Antony Norton of Smerden and William Norton and Steven Norton of
Bethersden, my feoffes, to suffer my suster Myldred, and John Philippe
her husbande, to take all thissue &e of all my mesuages &e in
Smerden, Bethersden, Bydynden and Hedcron. Also my sustre Myldred all my
lande in Bedenden and my mesuage in Smerden and 18 acres nowe in
occupacion of Thomas Norton and his mother and 2 acres of medowe in
occupyinge of Thomas Warden. After decease of Mildred and John my
foeffees shall suffre the Mynyster of Motynden to take all the profitts
by the space of 10 yeres, one part to Motynden, the second to a preste
to saie masse in the parish church of Smerden for the sowles of me John
Slypenden, Lawrence, Julyan, Steven and Myldred and my fryndes. And my
priste to saie ons euerye weeke oure Lady sawter to make my soule
brother of the Fraternitee of oure Ladye Sawter of Colen and the third
parte to poure people of Smerden, Brotherhed and Hedcron. And after 10
yeres Thomas Slephynden the sone of John Slependen to have a pece of my
lande called Marlinge of 4 Acres yf he be then alyve.
Also a prest to saie masse in Saint peturs churche in the easter or in
the Trinite Chappell in Oxforde and yf Scala Celi be graunted by the
Pope to eney place in oxford my priste to saye masse there ons in a
weeke for vs or our soules and he to praye for vs after the tenour of
Witnesses: James Master, Thomas Tretton, Thomas Payne, John Franklyn,
Memorandum that where I have bought of John Williams the baker the lease
of his house and bakehouse wherfore he payethe me now 26s. 8d. a yere, I
remytte 13s. 4d. so that he paye 3s. 4d. euery quarter to the
contentation of my prists wags and also of twoo acres of meadowe lyinge
in Burges medowe nye Oxforde 5s. and two tenements and two gardens in
Oxforde in Saint Gilys and Mary Magdalen parisshes yerly 26s. 8d. and a
tenemetn in Saint Peters in the Baylye in Oxforde solde to John Williams
Baker, paying euery quarter of the yere 6s. 8d. till £12 be paid. I
forgeve John Peerse of Smerden the farme of his house that he dwellyth
in. I forgyve Rycharde Best 10s. of the farme he dothe owe vnto me to
praye for me a retro at Sainte James thappostylle next comynge. I
forgive peter Turvysnothe 40s. of the ferme he dothe owe vnto me and
George Wedernden 3s. to praye for me a retro at Mighelmasse.
To William Borden of Hedcron 20s. euery yere duryng his lease of farme
to pray for me paying me 13s. 4d. Also to William Turvysnoth my godsone
two oxen and a cowe in kepinge of his father.
My survysour shall delyuer to Johan Brytten of Oxforde the doughter of
William Brytten 3s. 4d. Also of the saide parte of almes to Davyson my
godsone 3s. 4s. and to his mother as moche and to her husbande 2s. to
praye for my soule.
Proved 13 April 1534 by Thomas Baker executor. (P.C.C. 12 Hogen)
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