P.C.C. Will Transcription
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Book 54 page 9
NICHOLAS SMYTH, Will
8 April 1507
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NICHOLAS SMYTH of Goutherst.
8 April 1507. My soul to God, Our Lady, Seynt Jamys and all the holy
company of heaven. To be buried in the parisshe church of or blessed
lady of Goutherst. To the light of the herse 12d. To light of the high
crosse 4d., of Seynt Kateryne 4d. A dirige at Combewell for my soule,
fader and moder and all xpen soules for 7 yeres.
To my 4 doughters to their mariages eueryche of theym £10, and in
default to remain to Thomas and John my sonnes if they die. To Thomas
and John my sonnes all the implements of my crafte if they will lern the
saide crafte orells to him that will lern it. To William Smyth my
Residue to Johane my wif, executrix and John Burges, John Kyngwode, and
John Mayne ouerseer.
This is &e. of me Nicholas Smyth. My feoffez shall suffer Johane my
wif, John Burges and John Kyngwoode to take profitts of all my londs and
tenements unto the tyme my sonnes be 24 yeres old for to performe suche
bargeyns as I am appoynted at Alice Robert of Hawkherst and wt Maistres
Adams of Flecching and when Thomas my sonne cometh to thage aforesaid I
will he have my tenement late purchased of John Higham, Comborne Melle,
Gowtherst and that I shuld purches of Alice Robard.
Also I will John my sonne have all myn other lands at 24 yeres except my
house at Kerseys that I will to Johane my wif and John m y son to pay
his moder 40s. by yere furthwt hir joyntor. If my sons die then my place
I dwell yn to my broder Stephen Smyth and his childern. Residue of all
my londs to my doughters.
If all die to be sold for a prest to sing and to the making of a newe
bell frame £5. To a coueryng for the founte £5. To the shynglyng of
the church £10. To the reparacion of the Roofe of the North Ile £20.
To fowle wayes betwene the church and the gore £20. To fowle wayes
betwene the churche and Comborne Melle £3.
Also I will my londs at Tysehert the which William Roper herith be sold
by my foeffez and all my londs in Merden and also the Hamme and the Hoke.
I will to be sold for the mariage of my doughters.
Also my feoffez shall suffre myn executrix to sell of the wood of
Groveherst asmoche as shalbe nedefull to fulfill suche bargeyns as I
Proved 14 February 1507 by William Potkyn, proctor for Johan relict and
executrix. (P.C.C. 32 Adeane)
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