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Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 18

JOHN BURGEYS,  Will 6 September 1509

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JOHN BURGEYS of Goutherst [Goudhurst], 6 September 1509 1 Henry VIII. To be buried wt in the church of Goutherst bifore thymage of Seynt Cristofer. To the light of the herse 20d. To light bifore the holy crosse 6d. To the light bifore thymage of Seynt John Baptist 12d. To the prior of Combewell 40s., to euery chanon beyng preest of the same place 3s. 4d., to euery novice there 12d., for to pray for my soule.
To the most necessary werks of the church of Goutherst 10 marc. To the mynister of Modynden 3s. 4d., to euery preest of the same place 12d., and to euery novice there 6d. for to pray for my soule. (Same for Aylisford). To the sheryn of Seynt Thomas of Canterbury 3s. 4d. To or lady vndercroft ther 3s. 4d. To the shryneof Seynt Austen of Canterbury 20d.
To William Jeankyn of Haukherst 20s. To euery of Richard Muggers children 8d. To 4 poore men 4 gownes to bere 4 torches at myn outbering. To Margery Baytop my seruant 53s. 4d. To Margaritt doughter off Stephen Horsmonden 3s. 4d. To Robert Burgeys my cosyn all my pakke at Cranebroke wt all utensills perteyning to that same. To the prior and to the place of Lossynham 3s. 4d.
To Elizabeth my wif the residue and she to be executrix and John Love, sone of William Love late of Goutherst nowe dede, and Edmund Roberth of Haukherst ouerseers, Sr. Walter Seyndon, Thomas Roberth of Breinchele and Thomas Mercer.
Witness: Sr. Thomas Dagnale parisshe prest, Richard Mougg, John Jeankyn and other moo.
Last will &e of londs &e in parishe of Goutherst. My feoffes shall suffre Elizabeth my wif to have my house and garden that I bought of James Rolfe and my medow called Greneslade forth wt a wodd in the said medow and 3 peces of lond wt a wod callid Swygg and after her decesse to Robert Burgeys and if he dye wt out heirs then to be sold and to be bought to the church of Goutherst books, vestments and other ornaments and to the reparacion of the said church.
To John Love myn executor a messuage and garden &e lying in the Lower Strete which I late purchased of John Austen in fee symple paying my wif Elizabeth 20s. a yere. My executors shall sell 2 pecs of lond callid Petfeld to performe my last will. To my wif all the wodds I bought of John Courtope.
I charge John Love to be kynde to my wif his moder otherwise I will that she withdrawe hir good will fro hym and he to give wt in the space of a yere next aftir my decesse vnto 3 poore folks 3s. in the worship of the Trynitie. Also I geve vnto John Love, Hothfelde and Paysell. I will that Robert Burgeys shall pay yerely to an obite for my soule 3s. 4d.
Proved 10 October 1509 by Elizabeth, relict John Love and Edmund Robert, executors. (P.C.C. 20 Bennett)

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