CLEOBURY MORTIMER,SALOP (SHROPSHIRE)

WILLS & PARISH REGISTER EXTRACTS

Transcribed & kindly contributed by Christopher Potter.

Cleobury Mortimer Wills

 

1.                                                                                             RICHARD ADDAMS 1603

 

In the name of god Amen the xiiijth. day of September in the yere of our lord god 1603 I Rychard Addams thelder of Cliberye Mortimer in the Countie of Salop & dioces of Hereford yoman beinge syke & weake of bodye, but of whole & perfect memorye, god be praysed do constytute ordeyne and make this my last will & Testament in manner & forme followinge viz. first I commend my sole into the handes of all mightye god my maker and my bodye to the earthe whereof yr ys made

Item I gyve & bequethe unto John Addams the sonne of Rychard Addams my sonne one great Coffer beinge all Redye Appoynted out with all the lynnen & other thinges whatsoever wch. ys in the same Coffer

Item I gyve & bequeth more to the said John Addams my lyttel brasse pott

Item I gyve more to the said John Addams one Iron pott

Item I gyve & bequeth to Johan Addams the daughter of my said sonne Rychard (JR) my greate kettell

The Resydue of all my goodes Cattells & Chattells moveable & unmoveable unbequethed, my dettes payd my funerall expences fullfilled and these my legasies in this my last will & Testament performed I gyve and bequeth to Rychard Addams my sonne And I do ordeyne and make the sayd Rychard Addams my sonne my true and lawfull executor trulye to performe this my last will & Testament with effect In wytnes whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & Seale dated the day & yere above wrytten

dettes owinge to me the said Rychard Addams Thelder

Rychard Bowsewell of the parishe of Nene Sellers ijs vijd

Edward Norton of Mylston iijs

John ap Evans of Bransley ijs jd

Lewes Hodgkins of Bransley vjd

John Butler the yongar vijd

Andrew Mylward of Cliberie Mortimer ixs

Margarett Tyler wydow vjs ixd

John Hewes of Cliberie Mortimer viijs

Whystons the Stonne diggar vijs xd

John Taylor of the Heath of Wyer xiijd

Willm. Warroll vjs

Thomas Hall xvjd

Sealed & delyvered in the presence of Thomas Elfe, John Cooke, Elizabeth Cooke, Rychard Oseland

 

Cleobury Mortimer Parish Register

ADAMS, RICHARD the elder

Burial

1604

July 15

Richard Addams d. 1604 yeoman in Cleobury Mortimer, County of Salop, Hereford dioces married: NO WIFE LISTED

                Issue:     Rychard Addams 

                                                Issue:     John Addams

                                                                Johan Addams

 

2.                                                                                             RICHARD ADAMS 1634

 

In the Name of God Amen. The sixt day of December Anno domini 1634 I Richard Adams of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Sallop and Diocesse of Herefford Butcher being sicke in body but of good and perfecte memory praysed be God doe ordayne and make this my Last will and Testament in writeing revokeing hereby all former wills whatsoever in maner following First and principally I Commende and Committ my Soule into the mercifull handes of Almighty God my most mercifull maker and of Jesus Christ my most Righteous Redeemer by whose all sufficient merrittes & precious bloud sheeding I trust and hope assuredly to be saved and made partaker of everlasting Life and Salvation And my body to Christian buriall.

Item I give and bequeath unto Joyce Beavan the daughter of Thomas Beavan and Jone Beavan his wife my sonne in Law and daughter Thirty three shillinges wch. is due debt and oweing me by John Beavan of the Broomehall being grandfather also unto the sayd Joyce Beavan.

Item I give and bequeath unto Jone Beavan my daughter afforesayd the wife of Thomas Beavan the bede whereon I Lie and allthings thereunto belonging And also one brasse Caudron wch. I use to scalde porkes with the same to be delivered after the death of my now wife Ales Adams & my mind and will is that my wife Ales Adams shall have the use of the sayd bedd and bedding during her Life.

Item I give and bequeath after the decease of my sayd wife unto Ellenor Yorke the wife of Richard Yorke who dwelleth in house with me one bedd & all thinges thereunto belonginge standing in the upper seller over my shopp and also one ioyned Cubbert standing in the hall house & the Table boord & frame in the hall house also standing and my mind is that Ales Adams my sayd wife shall have the use of all bequeathed to Ellenor Adams during her Life and after her decease to come and remayne to Ellenor Adams my said daughter

The rest of all my goodes debtes Chattells & Cattell moveable and unmoveable whatsoever or in whose hands soever my debtes Legacies and funerall expences being first payed and discharged I give and bequeath unto Ales Adams my now wife & make her whole and sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament to see the same performed in all respectes accordingly

These being witnesses John Barker clerk, William Newall, William Norgrove The marke of Richard Adams Testator

debtes oweing the sayd Testator vidzt.

Item John Beavan oweth me Thirtie three shillinges wch. I gave to our grandchild Joyce Beavan by will Also he oweth me for other reckoninges Thiteene shillinges ten pence

Item William Whittingsloe my brother in Lawe oweth me upon divers reckoninges wch. he had of me and I payed for him the summe of £v

Item Thomas Whittingsloe his sonne oweth me Twenty shillinges

Item John Piper of the Hurst oweth me nine shillinges six pence

Item John Farmer of Priseley oweth me nine shillinges six pence

Item Henry Trowe of ye wood oweth me xxjd

Item Richard Rea of Overwoodes Common oweth me two shillinges eight pence

Item Thomas Adams my kinsman the Smith Eight shillinges And also he promised me to paye me for a quarter of Biffe wch. his father bought & had of me at xiiijs price

Item John Jonson oweth me foure shillinges ten pence

Item Thomas Wattmore of Curdall oweth me six shillinges

Item John Dudlick of Withypoole oweth me five shillinges

Item Thomas Wynwood of the lower streete oweth me five shillinges

Summa £xiij xijd

These debtors and the severall summes of money as debt wch. the sayd Richard Adams Testator sayd was due unto him at the making & writeing of the said will before us & was sett downe etc. in our presence

John Barker cler.

William Newall

William Norgrove

Probatum fuit testamentum retroscriptum apud Ludlowe tertio die mensis Martij Anno domini etc. 1634 coram magistro Tho: Colbatch artium magistro surrogato etc. iuramento Aliciae Adams Executricis in huiusmodi testamento nominate Cui Commissa fuit et est administracio omnium et singulorum bonorum etc. Salvo Jure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £24 12d

 

Cleobury Mortimer Parish Register

ADAMS, RICHARD of Cleobury Mortimer butcher

Burial

1634/1635

February 5

Richard Adams married Aliciae Whittingsloe (sister to William Whittingsloe)

                Issue:     1.  Jone Adams m. Thomas Beavan son of John Beavan of Broomehall

                                                Issue:     Joyce Beavan

                                2.  Ellenor Adams m. Richard Yorke

 

3.                                                                                             THOMAS ADAMS 1568

 

In the name of god Amen xxixti of May yn the tenth yere of the Raigne of or. most gratious Sovering ladie Elisabeth by the grace of god quene of Yengland Fraunce and Ireland defendour of the fayth etc. I Thomas Adams of Cliberrye Mortimer wythin the county of Saloppe sycke yn bodie and holle and perfett yn Remembraunce thankes be to allmyghty god doe make my last wyll and testament in manner and forme folowyng Fyrst I bequeth my Soull to allmyghty god and his Sonne Jesus Christ my Redemer and Saviour my bodie to be buryed yn the church yerd of Cliberry forsaid Next for my worldly goodes I geve and bequeth to my three sonnes Thomas Adams, Jhon Adams, and Richard Adams the house at the myll brigg with a garden an orchard and a closse for the terme and space of iij yeres after my decesse at the oversyght of Wyllyam Foxall, Jhon and Edward there thre uncles And my sonne Thomas Adams shall come to his atatte of the ground after his mothers decesse All the rest of my goodes movabull and unmovabul unbequestid I geve and bequeth wholye to Margarett (Foxalle) Adams my wyffe who I make my executrix to se my dettes and legasys dischargid and to see me onestly brought home

dettes that I Thomas Adams doo owe

to Edward Foxalle my father in lawe £viij

 

Thomas Adams d. after 1568 married Margarett Foxalle (daughter to Edward Foxalle) (sister to Wyllyam Foxalle).

                Issue:     1.  Thomas Adams

2.       Jhon Adams

3.       Richard

 

4.                                                                                             JOHN BACHE 1621

 

In the name of God Amen The 28th. day of October 1621 I John Bache thelder of Cleobury Mortimer in the Com. of Salop and dioces of Hereford yeoman, bein sicke and weake of body, but of whole and perfecte memorye god be praysed doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner and forme folloing that is to say, First I comend my sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker, and my body to the earthe whereof it is made.  Item I gyve to the Cathedrall Church of Hereford vjd

Item I gyve and bequeethe to Richard Osland my son in lawe the som. of twentye powndes

Item I gyve and bequeethe to the Children of Robert Voyle my son in lawe wch. he had by Joyse (Bache) Voyle his late wief my daughter the soms. of fyve powndes a peece

Item I gyve and bequeethe to the Children of Richard Osland my said son in lawe the Some of fyve powndes a peece

Item I give to the Children of Adam Harries my son in lawe which he had by Margery (Bache) Harries my daughter his nowe wief the som. of fyve powndes a pece

Item I gyve and bequethe unto Joyce Bache the daughter of John Bache my son the Som. of fyve powndes

Item I gyve and bequeethe to the persons under named vizt. Katherine Bache my wief, John Bach my son Margery (Bache) Harries my daughter Elizabethe (Bache) Osland my daughter, and Robert Voyle my son in law, my Lynnens bedding and howsehold as brasse pewter and treene ware and other implementes of houshold equally to be devided amongst them, the said Katherine Bache my wief to have the firste choyse of every sorte being devided And my mynd is that the said Katherin Bache my wief shall have to her self all such goodes and howsehold as she had with her to her marrage

Item I gyve to Margery Farmer vs

Item I gyve to An Wodhowse the Som. of fyve powndes

Item I gyve unto Elizabethe my servaunt iijs iiijd

Item I gyve to Thomas Hey my servante iijs iiijd

Item I gyve and bequeethe to Morrice Osland my Andvile bellowes and the tooles belonging to my trade of a sythesmith and yf the said Morrice Osland be not a sythesmithe and use them himself that my son John Bache shall have them for his money being praysed at the oversight of some sufficient men

The Residew of all my goodes cattles and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbequeethed, my debtes payd my funerall expenses fullfilled and these my legacyes in this my last will & testament performed I gyve and bequeethe unto the said Katherine Bache my wief, and I doe make ordayne and appoynt the said Katherine Bache my wief my sole and lawfull executrix truly to performe this my last will and testament with effecte these being witnesses: vizt. John Hall his mark, John Bache Ju., Frauncis Smith, John Bache thelder

Robt. Voyle his mark, Ricus Osland

 

Cleobury Mortimer Parish Register

BACHE, ELIZABETH wife of John Bache (Bird?)

Burial

1614

July 26

BACHE, ELIZABETHE (*1) daughter of John

Baptism

1614

May 8

BACHE, ELIZABETHE wife of John Bache

Burial

1615

September 28

BACHE, JOHN son of John

Baptism

1612

November 5

BACHE, JOHN the elder scythesmith

Burial

1621

November 5

BACHE, JOYSE (*1) daughter of John

Baptism

1614

May 8

John Bache d. 1621 married to Katherine

                Issue:     1.  Joyse Bache married Robert Voyle

                                2.  Elizabeth Bache married to Richard Osland

3.  Margery Bache married Adam Harries

4.  John Bache

Issue:     1.  Joyce Bache

·         * Denotes twins.

·         Please note:  I have some real disturbing questions on the dates.  If John Baches children were old enough to be married and have children of their own according to his will dated 1621 (which is confirmed by his death a month later) then the twins would have been 7 years old.  The year must be wrong on the Parish Register or they were not baptised until they were older.  Was Katherine the Mother of these children?  Hard to say, I would think not.    

 

5.                                                                                             JOHN BACHE 1633

 

In the name of god Amen the fowerteenthe day of November in the ninth yeare of the Raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god kinge of England Scotland Fraunce and Ireland defender of the faithe etc. and in the yeare of our Lord 1633 I John Bach of Cleobury Mortimer within the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford Sithsmithe Sicke and weake in bodie but of good and perfecte memory praise be given to god for the same, make this my Testament declaringe therin my last will in maner and forme followinge, first I Comend my Soule to allmightie god my maker and redeemer hopinge through the merittes of Jesus Christ our saviour to be made partaker of everlastinge life, and my bodie to the Earth whereof it was made,

Item I give and bequeathe to Marie Bache my wife my dwelling howse with the appertinaunces and all howses and Buildinges gardens Backsides and landes thereunto belonginge which I lately purchased and was Edward Dollmans Landes To have and to hould the same during hir naturall life, and after hir deceasse my will is and I give and bequeathe the said howses Buildinges gardens Backsides and landes with the appertinances un to John Bache my sonne, To have and to hould to him and to the heires of his bodie lawfully begotten and for want of such heires to my right heires for ever

Item I give and bequeathe to the said Joyce Bache my daughter Threescore powndes of lawfull Englishe monie to be payed unto hir at the feast of the nativitie of Sacre theologie professore. John Baptist next ensuenge

Item whereas the said Joyce Bache my daughter hath an Estate for terme of hir naturall life in revercion after Marie Bache my said wife of and in my said dwelling howse and other appertinances as by one Indenture of lease therof made at large appeareth my will thereofre is that yf she the said Joyce Bache will release and deliver up hir said estate to my said sonne John Bache, then I give and bequeath to hir the somme of fortie powndes of lawfull Englishe money more to be payed unto hir within one yeare next after she shall deliver up hir said Estate as aforesaid and yf she soe doe my will further is that my said sonne John Bache shall give and pay unto hir the said Joyce Bache the somme of Tenne powndes more Immediately after the deceasse of Marie Bache my said wife,

Item I give and bequeathe unto my said sonne John Bache and his assignes all my estate right and Title which I have by force of one Indenture of lease of the demise and graunt of Sir Frauncis Lacon knight of in and to my shopp neere adioyninge to my said dwellinge howse To have and to hould to him and his assignes for and duringe all the terme and time yet to Come and unexpired in the said Indenture mencioned Provided that yf Marie Bache my said wife doe followe my trade of Sithmakinge with workemen then my will is that Marie Bache my said wife shall have and hould the said shop and the tooles therin during hir life

Item I give and bequeath to my said sonne John Bache all my Tooles that belonge to my Trade except my said wife doe followe the said trade as aforesaid then my will is that she shall have the use of them during hir life and after hir deceasse to remaine to my said sonne John Bache,

Item my will is that yf my said daughter Joyce Bache doe refurs and will not release hir said Estate unto my said sonne John Bache as aforesaid then I give and bequeath unto him the somme of Twentie powndes of lawfull Englishe money and a firkin full of steele beinge in the shopp

Item I give and bequeathe unto my said sonne John Bache all my Table bordes frames Benches stooles and formes thereunto belonginge, but my will is that they shall there remaine to the use of my said wife duringe hir life

Item I give and bequeathe all the rest of my goodes whatsoever within my saif howse to my said wife my said sonne and my said daughter equally to be devided amongst them, and my will further is that my said goodes shall be devided in three partes and my said sonne to have his Choyse first, and for the same to give to my said wife and daughter Twentie shillinges a peece

Item I give and bequeathe to John Bach my apprentice or servaunt the somme of five powndes of lawfull Englishe money to be payed unto him when he shall accomplishe the age of Twentie fower yeares, yf he Continewe and dwell so longe with my said wife and sonne, Item I give and bequeathe to Elizabethe Grime five shillinges,

Item I give and bequeath to John Piper Tenne shillinges

Item I give and bequeathe to the poore of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid the some of fortie shillinges to be sett for the by the overseers for the poore of the said parishe and the use thereof to remaine to the said poore for ever ,

Item all the rest of my goodes Cattels & Chattels whatsoever unbequeathed my debtes and funerall expences first being payed and discharged I give and bequeath to Marie Bache my said wife who I doe ordayne and make my sole executrixe to execute this my last will and Testament utterly revokinge all other former willes by me at any time heretofore made I (sic) witnes hereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare aforesaid in the presence of the witnesses whose names are subscribed: John Wellings, John Piper, Jasper Dudlicke, John Bache

vicesimo die Novembris 1633 in loco Consilij coram venerabili et egregio viro Willimo Skyner legum doctore Commiss. etc. probatum fuit huiusmodi testamentum iuramento Mariae Bach relictae et executricis in dicto testamento nominatae Cui commissa fuit et est Administracio omnium et singulorum bonorum etc. Salvo tum iure cuiuscumque etc. Et exhibuit inventarium extendens ad summam £160

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH REGISTER 1601-1638

BACHE, JOHN Syethesmith

Burial

1633

November …

BACHE, JOHN son of John

Baptism

1612

November 5

BACHE, JOYSE (*1) daughter of John

Baptism

1614

May 8

BACHE, ELIZABETHE (*1) daughter of John

Baptism

1614

May 8

John Bache bur. 1633 leased property under Sir Frauncis Lacon (Knight), married Marie

                Issue:     1.  John Bache

2.        Joyce Bache

3.       Elizabeth Bache (died presumably young, not mentioned in the Will).

 

6.                                                                                             WILLIAM BACHE 1627

 

In the name of God Amen The tenthe day of July in the yere of our Lord god one thowsand six hundred twentye and seaven I William Bache of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and Dioces of Hereford blacksmithe beinge sicke and weake of bodye, but of whole and perfecte memory (god be praysed) doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testamente in manner and forme followinge (that is to say) First I Commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie God my maker, hooping assuredly by the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made Partaker of lyffe everlastinge And I Commend my body to the earthe whereof it was made Item I gyve and bequeethe unto the poore of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid, the som of Twentye shillinges, to be payd to the said poore by and at the discretion of my executor undernamed within the space of one yere next after my decease

Item I gyve and bequeethe unto Ann Bache my now wief All such howsehold stuffe as I had and received with her aboutes the tyme wee were maryed togeather wch. are now in my occupacion,

Item I gyve unto the said Ann Bache my wief one dripping panne

Item I gyve to Mary Mooreley my daughter in lawe one lytle Coffer

The Residew of All and singuler my goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbequeethed, my debtes payd my funerall expenses performed, Amd these my legacyes in this my last will and Testament fulfilled dischardged and payd I gyve and bequeethe to John Bache my sonne And I doe constitute ordayne and make the said John Bache my son my sole and lawful executor, And I doe hereby revoke, disanull and make voyd all former wills and deedes of gaifte whatsoever, And I doe intreat my loving Freendes John Byrche of Mylson gen. and Richard Farmer of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid yeoman to be my overseers to see this my will performed and observed with effecte, In wittnes whereof, I have hereunto putt my hand and seale the day and yere first abovewritten

Sealed and delivered William Bache in the presence and sight Bache his marke of George Bache, Richard Farmer, his marke William Pennell, his marke William Newall, Ricus. Osland

these are my debts due unto me;

Item due unto me from Hewe Hodgetes of Hereford £1 19s 6d and to be payde the on half at cristmas and the other parte at lente followinge

Item due unto me from Humfry Bryan of the parrishe of Bayton the som of £4 2s beinge due five yeares

Item due unto me from Wm. Sutton of the parrish of Bayton the som of 30s 6d and for the rente of the ground from the puryficasion of our blessed virgin mary unto this time

Item due unto me from Arthur Carpentur 12s

Item due from Richard Beny of the parrishe of Biford the som of 11s

Item due from John Simkins 3s 4d

Item due from John Ferrow and John Sheaparde of Mansell the som of four shillings

Item due from Thomas Cassall of Lemster the som of 6s

Item due unto me from John Berry and his sonn Humfry Bery the som of £30

Item due from John Nickols of Lemster the som of 7s

Item due from An Whettston of Lemster 3s

Item due from Thomas Adams of Cleobury the som of twelve shillings wich I gave my word for unto Thomas Lugger

Item due from Thomas Kinte of Lemster 15d

the debts that I owe are these;

Item Mr. Francis Blounte the sum of fourtenne pounds

unto Roger Blawkewe £5 12d

unto Wm. Yeaton 20s

unto Richard Osland 37s

John Morley 10s

quarto die mensis Augusti Anno domini 1627 coram magistro Erasmo Jones ar. magistro deputato apud Heref. presente me Thoma Duppa notario publico Probatum fuit testamentum infrascriptum mro. Johannis Bach executoris in testamento dicto defuncto nominato commissa fuit est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventorium extendens ad summam £Cliij xiijs ixd

The Cleobury Mortimer Parish Register entry: Willm. Bache blacksmithe Cleobury Mortimer buried July 12th. 1627. AliceBache, a daughter of William Bache, was baptised October 20th. 1604, and John Bache October 27th. 1605. Mary Moorley, his daughter in law, viz. his wife's daughter by her first marriage, married Walter Bucknell on November 5th. 1633 at Cleobury Mortimer

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BACHE, WILLIAM of Cleobury Mortimer Blacksmithe

Burial

1627

July 12

BACHE, JOHN son of William

Baptism

1605

October 27

BACHE, ALES daughter of William

Baptism

1604

September 27

BACHE, ALES daughter of William

Burial

1604

October 20

MOORELEY, MARYE daughter of Mrs. Johannis Moorley & Bucknell, Walter

Marriage

1633

November 5

William Bache bur. July 12, 1627 married Mrs. Johannis Moorley (Marye Mooreley her daughter to her first marriage).

                Issue:     1.  John Bache

                                2.  Ales Bache bap. September 27, 1604 bur. October 20, 1604.

 

7.                                                                                             THOMAS BADGER 1620

 

Memorandum that the xxiiijth daie of December in Anno domini 1620: Thomas Badger late of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop Taylor deceased did make ordaine, and declare his last will & testament nuncupative in manner & forme followinge viz.

First he did bequeathe his soule into the hands of almighty god his maker, and his body to the earthe whereof it was made,

Item hee did bequeathe unto Margaret Elfe his mother on Cushion already appointed out,

Item he did give and bequeath unto Willm. Badger his sonne on potte, and a Cupp already appointed out, and also his sword and dager, The residue of all his goods & Cattells moveable and unmoveable whatsoever unbequeathed his debtes paid and funerall expenses performed and these his legasies in this his laste will & testament fullfilled he did give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Badger his wiefe whom he did constitute ordayne and make his sole executrix truly to performe this his laste will & testament accordinge to the tenor effect & true meaninge thereof:

wittnesses hereunto

Margaret Elfe

Jane Jeninges

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum apud Ludlowe ult. die mensis Februarij Anno domini iuxta etc. 1620 Coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin surrogato etc. iuramento Elizabethe Badger relicte et executricis etc. cui commissa fuit administracio etc. de bene etc. iurat.

Exhibuit Inventarium ad summam £ix xvijs ijd

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638 (No mention of this family)

 

---------- Badger married Margaret (she must have married a second time to an Elfe)

Issue:     1.  Thomas Badger d. after 1620 married Elizabethe

                                Issue:     1.  William Badger

 

 

8.                                                                                             ELIZABETH BARKER 1622

PCC WILL

In the name of God Amen The xxiijth of July in the yeare of our Lord God one thowsand sixe hundred Twentie and two I Elizabeth Barker of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countye of Salop and dioces of Hereford widowe, being weake of bodie but of whole and perfecte memorye God be praysed doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge that is to say, First I commend my sould into the handes of Almighty God my maker, hopinge assuredly through the onlye merrittes of Jesus Christ my saviour to be made partaker of liffe everlastinge, And I Commend my bodie to the earth whereof it is made and to be buried in the parishe Church of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid in the said Com. of Salop

Item I give and bequeath to the right worshippfull Mres. Anne Corbett of Arcoll parva in the Countye of Salop wydowe my Landlady the Som. of three pounds for and in consideracion of an herriott dewe unto her att my decease for lands holden by me duringe my natural liffe within her lordshipp of Hadley

Item I give and bequeathe unto Elizabeth Milton my grandchild one double silver salt guilt,

Item I give and bequeathe to Dyna Byrd my grandchild the Som. of fowre pounds one silver Cupp, and my great brasse pott

Item I give and bequeath to George Bird my grandchild the Som. of fowre pound and foure silver spoones, the best standinge Bedstedd, one Truckle bedd one Cubboard and a brasse Marter with the pescell

Item I give and bequeathe unto Mary (Barker) Kettlebye my daughter, the one halfe of all my Lynnens, the one halfe of all my wearinge apparrell and also a peece of gold of twentie two shillinges

Item I give and bequeath unto Isabell Mylton my grandchild the som. of fowre pounds And also the other half of all my linnens and the other halfe of all my wearing apparrell and also my second pott

Item I give and bequeath more to Dina Byrd, and Isabel Milton my grandchildren aforenamed. All and singuler my beddes and bedding and all that belongeth unto them (excepte sheetes and lynnens alreadye bequeathed equallie to be parted and devided betweene them, by and at the oversight of my executors undernamed

Item I give and bequeath to John Mylton and Thomas Mylton my grandchildren the sommes of fortie shillinges apeece

Item I doe give unto John Waterworth my grandchild a silver peece or goblett gilte

Item I give unto John Waterworthe of Islington my sonne in lawe my golde Ringe

Item my will and mynd is that the bequests guifts and legacies given and bequeathed to Dyna Bird and to George Byrd my said grandchildren shabe received and sett out by my Executors undernamed to the best use for them untill they the said Dyna Bird and George Byrd doe come to and accomplishe the full age of Sixteene yeares, And yf it shall happen that the said Dyna Bird or George Byrd doe decease before the accomplishement of the said xvjen yeares That the survivor of them the said Dyna Bird and George Byrd shall have possesse and enioye the other gyftes and legacies before in this my last will and testament given and bequeathed And yf both the said Dyna Bird and George Byrd doe decease before they, or eyther of them doe come to and accomplishe the said age of xvjen yeares, Then my will and mynde is that their bequests guiftes and legacies shall be by my executors undenamed given and equally distributed amongest my grandchildren then surviving

The Resydewe of all my goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed my will mynd and intent is That my executors undenamed with two other sufficient men whom my executors shall thinck well of shall prayse the same, and the overplus thereof (yf any bee when my debtes are payd) and my funerall expences are performed And these my legacyes in this my last will and Testament fulfilled and payd equally to be distributed amongest my grandchildren, where and to whom my executors undernamed shall thinke and find it to be most neede, And I doe constitute ordayne and appoynte John Waterworth of Islington aforesaid my sonne in lawe and Robert Mylton my grandchild, my lawful executors for the the true performance of this my last will and testament with effecte In wittnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale dated the day and yeare firstabove written, Signum predicte Elizabethe Barker, Sealed and delivered in the presence and sight of Frances Hayles, Ricus. Osland

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum apud London coram magistro Richardo Clarke legum doctore Surrogato venerabilis vire domini Willmi. Bird militis legum etiam doctoris Curie Prerogative Cantuariensis magistro Custodis sive Commissarij legitime Constituti vicesimo die mensis Martij anno domini iuxta cursum et Computacionem ecclesie Anglicane Millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo secundo Juramento Johannis Waterworth unius executorum in huiusmodi testamento nominatorum Cui Commissa fuit administratio bonorum iurium et Creditorum dicti defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem Ad sancta dei Evangelia Jurato Reservate potestate similem Commissionem faciendi Roberto Mylton alteri executorum etiam in huiusmodi testamento nominato cum venerit eam petiturus in debita iuris forma admissur.

nono die mensis Maij Anno domini 1629 Probatum apud London coram magistro Basilio Wood legum doctore Surr. venerabilis viri domini Henrici Marten militis Commissarij etc. Juramento Roberti Mylton executoris etc. Cui etc. de bene etc. Jurato

Cleobury Mortimer Parish Register: January 1622/3 Elizabeth Barker of Catherton widow buried

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BARKER, ELIZABETH daughter of Katherton wydowe

Burial

1622/1623

January 2

Elizabeth Barker bur. 1622

                Issue:     1. Mary Barker married -------------- Kettlebye

2.        ------- Barker married -------------- Milton

Issue:     1.  Elizabeth Milton

2.        Isabell Milton

3.        Robert Milton

4.        John Milton

5.        Thomas Milton

3.  Johannis Barker married John Waterworthe

issue:      1.  John Waterworthe

3.        --------- Barker married William Byrd

Issue:     1.  Dyna Byrd

                2.  George Bird

 

9.                                                                                             RICHARD BEDOW 1551

 

In the name of god amen the xvj day of August and In the yere of our lorde god mccccclj I Ryccharde Bedow of Bransley In the paryche of Clebure Mortemare beyng syke In body and holle of mynde make my wyll and testament In maner and forme folloyeng fyrst I bequeth my sole unto allmyte god and my body to be buryed in the paryche church yarde of Clebure Mortymare

Item I geve to the pore mens box iiijd

Item I wyll that my sonne Wyllyam Bedow shall have my howse and grond and the lesse there of in Bransley

Item I geve and be queth to my iiij chylderne Humfrey Bedow, Thomas Bedow, Helnar Bedow, Marget Bedow of my goods and chattell to the sum of viij marke that hys to say every on of them xxvjs viijd

Item I geve and be queth my gret blake pone to my wyf Marget Bedow and my brother Edwarde Bedow & my sester Anne Beddow that they shall sell her and devyde the money in iiij partes that hys to say to take the iij partes them selffe and the other part to be geven for my sole and all chrysten soles

Item I wyll that my secutors shalbe stow at my buryall ij stryke of whet wyth other nesesary thynges at my secutors dyscressyon

Item I do constitute and order my wyffe Marget Bedow to be my sole executryx and to have all my goodes on bequethed for the performans of thys my last wyll bereyng wytnes Wyllyam Wallens Wyllyam Bedow Wyllyam Stryfforde wyth other mo

The dettes wych I do how as folloeth

Item to Wyllyam Sewarde of Chatherton xijs

Item to Edwarde Bedow vs

 

Issue:     1.  Richard Bedow of Bransely, d. after 1551 married Marget

                                                Issue:     1.  Wyllyam Bedow

2.        Humfrey Bedow

3.        Thomas Bedow

4.        Helnar Bedow

5.        Marget Bedow

2.        Edwarde Bedow

3.        Anne Bedow

 

10.                                                                                          JOHN BYRD 1620

 

In the name of god Amen I John Byrd of Catherton in the parishe of Cleobury Mortymer, in the dyocesse of Herefford yeoman, the unproffitable servant of Alighty God, perceaveing greate Sicknesse to trowble me, Although in good and perfette memory, the Lordes name be praysed. And being glad and willinge to Abyde the good pleasure of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by whose precious Bloud sheeding I hope and trust to be saved, Doe herein make my Testament contayneinge my last will wherein I bequeath and Comend my Soule to the mercyfull handes of my maker and redeemer Jesus Christ. And my body to be buried in the Church of Cleobury Mortymer at the election of my frendes

Item Imprimis I geve and bequeath to be Dooled and geven to the poore at my funerall at the Discrecion of my frendes forty shillinges Item I geve and bequeath unto my sonne John Byrd the whole some of Three score and tenne Powndes of Currant English money to be payd to his owne proper use and behoofe And further, my trew meaninge Will and mynd ys, That my Brother William Byrd within one yeare next After my Decease into his Custody and Discrecion as a frend for me in trust, the foresaid some of £lxx shall receve as my said sonne John Byrd whole porcion with him alsoes, And trust that my said brother William Byrd Doe meyneteyne and kepe him the said Byrd, with sufficient meate, Drinke and lodgins and Apparrell with the increasse, use and Comodiitye of his foresaid porcion or stocke, And to kepe him at Schole contynually or some other, or better ecxercisse to the Contentment of my said sonne, And his frendes whom by this my last will & testament I doe ordayne & apoynt my brothers Robert Byrd and Thomas Byrd to be my Overseears to see my Sonne John Byrd well dealt with And to be meynteyned according to my trew meaneing, And also to have the uttermost Comodity to be raysed and made of his foresaid porcion or stockes, And that my said brother William Byrd or his executours Administratours or Assignes shall and doe repaye unto my foresaid Sonne John Byrd the foresaid whole some of £lxx, yf none thereof be spent, or any parte of the whole some Deminished, by oversight in kepeing him the said John Byrd at schoole, And the same payment as Aforesaid to be made, when the said John Byrd doth accomplishe the Age of twenty and on yeres yf the said John Byrd happen to lyve soe longe, And yf it happen that my said sonne Doe not lyve and accomplish the foresaid age of xxjty yeares, Then my will, intent and trew meaneing is, that the whole porcion or stock before bequeathed unto my Sonne John Byrd according to trew meaneing, shall remayne and come to any other Children by even and equall porcions, with the use & Comoditye therof, or to the Survivor of them, the same to be payd when George Byrd my Sonne Doth or shall accomplishe the full age of twenty and one yeares, And my daughter Dina Byrd the Age of Sixteene, and yf it happen that either of my Cheldren George Byrd or Dina Byrd the Age of Sixteene, And yf it happen that either of my Cheldren George Byrd or Dina Byrd to depart this Transitory lyef, before they, or eyther Doe accomplishe the ages aforesaid, that then the survivor to have the whole foresaid some according to my trew meaneinge,

Item I also geve and bequeath unto my Second sonne George Byrd the whole some of Twenty powndes of Currant English money, to be payd to the said George Byrd my sonne when he shall and Doth accomplishe the age of one and twenty yeares yf he doe soe longe lyve

Item furthermore I doe geve and bequeath unto my Daughter Dina Byrd the whole and entyre Some of Thirty powndes of Corrant English money, to be payd unto her when she shall and doth accomplishe the full age of Sixteene yeares, And also she to have one featherbedd with all appurtenances therunto belongeinge, when she doth accomplishe the age aforesaid And further my meaneinge, will and mynd is that yf eyther of my Cheldren Georg Byrd or Dina Byrd doe happen to Departe this transytory lyef, before eyhter of them Doe accomplishe the ages lymetted for the receipt of their porcions, that then the Survivors have the whole some or porcions before bequeathed according to trew meaneing

Item now lastly I geve and bequeath all other the rest of my goodes Cattell and Chattelles whatsoever, or whersoever unbequeathed, togeather with all my Debtes eyther dew by speciallty or without, All corne or grayne with all other Comoditys whatsoever, that in Right eyther is dew, or ought to arise or grow out of the prmisses unto my wyef Mary Byrd, whom I doe appoynt ordayne and make my Sole and whole Executrix, to pay and Discharge all my Debtes funarall expences And all other Leagusyes or paymentes whatsoever according to my trew meaneinge, for this my last will In wittnesse wherof I have caused this same to be read the ixth day of June and hereunto doe put my hand and Seale the day an yeare first above written

wittnesses hereunto

John Powntney

Roger Powntney

Anne Hinton

Fraunces Potter

with othere

vicesimo octavo die mensis Julij Anno domini 1620 in ecclesia de Ludlowe coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin artium magistro deputato etc.

Pribatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum iuramento Mariae Bird relicte et exhibuit in huiusmodi testamento nominate cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc.

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BIRD, GEORGE son of John & Mary Bird

Baptism

1619

June 20

BIRD, JOHN

Burial

1635/1636

Before Jan. 8

BYRD, ELIZABETH & Crundall, Thomas

Marriage

1603

July 27

BYRD, JANE wife of Thomas Byrd

burial

1616/1617

February 28

BYRD, JOHN

Burial

1620

June 14

BYRD, JOHN son of John

Baptism

1610/1611

January 6

BYRD, KATHERINE daughter of Richard

Burial

1615

May 9

BYRD, MARGARET wife of Robert Byrd of Catherton yeoman

Burial

1622/1623

January 21

BYRD, ROBERT of Catherton yeoman

Burial

1625

November 22

BYRD, the sonne of John

Burial

1614

July 21

BYRD, WILLIAM son of Henry Byrd of Wythypole weaver & Margarett his wife

Baptism

1633

March 27

 

Issue:     1.  William Byrd 

2.        John Byrd bur. June 14, 1620 married Mariae

Issue:     1.  John Byrd bap. January 6, 1610/1611 bur. Before January 8, 1635/1636

2.        George Byrd bap. June 20, 1619

3.        Dina Byrd

3.        Robert Byrd bur. November 22, 1625 married Margaret bur. January 21, 1622/1623

4.        Thomas Byrd married Jane bur. February 28, 1616/1617

Issue:     1.  John Byrd bap. January 6, 1610/1611

4.        George Byrd bap. June 20, 1619

5.        Dina Byrd

 

11.                                                                                          MARGERY BYRD 1594

 

In the name of god amen the second daye of December in the yeare of our Lord god 1594: I Margery Byrd of Catherton in the parishe of Cleobury Mortimar with in the countye of Salopp wedowe beinge sik in bodye & whole in memory doe make my last will & testament in manar & forme folowing Fyrst I beqieathe my sowle unto almyghtye god my makar & redemar my body unto the Christian buryall, Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Byrd my second sonne iijs iiijd,

Item I give & bequeathe unto every one of my daughter Heycokes chyldren vjs viijd

Item I give & bequeath unto my sonne Thomas Byrd’s daughter xijd

Item I give and bequeathe unto every one of my daughter Harpars children xijd

Item I give and bequeathe unto very one of my daughter Bache her children xijd and upon condicion that Margery Bache my god daughter nor any other for her shall not make any clayme unto any of my goodes I give and bequeathe unto the said Margery Bache viijs. Item I give and bequeathe unto Katheryne Bryan my daughters daughter xijd,

Item I give and bequeathe to every one of my sonne Robarte Byrd’s children xijd apeece

Item my full mynde & trewe meanynge is, that my sonne Robart Byrd shall not be by my executrixe trobled or molested for any debtes or dutyes betwene us: but that this my last will & testament under my hand & seale shalbe & stand for a full aquittance and dischargeof all manar of debtes dutyes & demaundes whatsoever from the beginynge of thorlde unto the date hereof, savinge only one xxs wch. he owethe me wch. xxs & all other my goodes & chattels not before bequeathed I give & bequeathe unto my younger daughter Elyzabethe Byrd now in house with me, whoe I make my full & sole executrix for the performance of this my last will & testament: and have here unto put my hand & selae, the day and yeare fyrst above wrytten

memorandum yt afore the enselynge hereof ye said Margerye Bryde dowthe gyve unto Robert Byred her beste brasse potte

Sealed & delyvered

on the presentes of those

whose names ar subscrybed

George Bradocke, Roger Powntneye

Mathew Winode

rec. 16d

12d regist.

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BIRD, GEORGE son of John & Mary Bird

Baptism

1619

June 20

BIRD, JOHN

Burial

1635/1636

Before Jan. 8

BYRD, ELIZABETH & Crundall, Thomas

Marriage

1603

July 27

BYRD, JANE wife of Thomas Byrd

burial

1616/1617

February 28

BYRD, JOHN

Burial

1620

June 14

BYRD, JOHN son of John

Baptism

1610/1611

January 6

BYRD, KATHERINE daughter of Richard

Burial

1615

May 9

BYRD, MARGARET wife of Robert Byrd of Catherton yeoman

Burial

1622/1623

January 21

BYRD, ROBERT of Catherton yeoman

Burial

1625

November 22

BYRD, the sonne of John

Burial

1614

July 21

BYRD, WILLIAM son of Henry Byrd of Wythypole weaver & Margarett his wife

Baptism

1633

March 27

Margery Byrd d. after 1594

                Issue:     1.  Roberte Byrd

2.        Thomas Byrd

3.        Heycokes Byrd

4.        Harpars Byrd

5.        Elizabeth Byrd

 

12.                                                                                          ANNE BYSSHOPP 1634

 

In the name of God Amen The xxvth. day of March 1634 I Anne Bysshopp of Cleobury Mortimer in the dyocesse of Hefford and County of Sallop Spinster being sicke in body but of perfecte memory praysed be God doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament irreacable revokeing hereby all former wills whatsoever in maner and forme following First and principally I Commende and bequeath my Soule into the mercifull handes of Almighty God my mercifull Maker and of Jesus Christ my most righteous Redeemer by whose precious death and passion I trust assuredly to be saved amd made partaker of everlasting Lyfe and Salvation And my body to Christian buriall

Item I give and bequeath unto my kinswoman Anne Newall the wife of Thomas Newall the yonger Shoemaker And unto George Bysshopp my kinsman of Cleobury afforesayd Shoemaker All my goods debtes bondes specialties houshold stuffe Cattell and Chattells moveable and unmoveable whatsoever and in whose handes soever to be equally devided betweene them And I doe ordayne constitute appoynt and make Thomas Newall husband unto the sayd Anne Newall And the sayd George Bysshopp my sayd kinsman my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament in writeing to see the same performed accordingly

These being wittnesses

John Barker cler.

William Chettwine signum eius

Minerva Barker her marke

Emblin Jonson her marke

debtes oweng to me

without specialtie

Anne Piper the wife of Thomas Piper oweth xviijs

William Bysshopp of Lindridge xlviijs by note and xxxijs more without specialtie

in all £iiij

Anne Poyner the wife of George Poyner xs

Mres. Avery of Collington xiijs

Richard Hinksman xvjd

Richard Knott of Neenesavage 5s viijd

24 die mensis Aprilis 1634 coram magistro Jo: Dryden artium magistro deputato etc. probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum iuramento Executorum in eodem nominat. quibus commissa fuit et est adminsitracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. Et exhibuit inventarium extendens ad

summam £11.11.2.

 

13.                                                                                          JOANE BISHOP 1664

March the second 1664

In the name of god Amen I Joane Bishop in the parish of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop vid. doe make this my Last will and Testament Revoaking all wills which I have formerly made and this my last will in maner and forme following

Imprimis I be queath my soule into the hands of allmighty god my maker and Redeemer and my body to be buryed in the Churchyard of Cleobury abovesaid in Christian like maner and for my worldly substance which the lord hath bestowed on me I give as followeth

Item I give to Jane Penny my Granchilde one bed with all there unto belonging standing now at the head of the staires

Item I give to my Granchilde Hanna Hooper one bed with all there unto belonging it is likewise my will that my Executor or his Gardient keep the said Hanna Hooper and maintaine her till shee be able to helpe her selfe and then my Executor to pay her the sum of forty shillings

Item I give to my Granchilde Jone Hooper if shee come in to the Cuntry two dishes of pewter

Item I Give to my two Granchildren that is to say Mary Bishop and John Bishop five pounds a piece to be paid to them when they accomplish the age of one and twenty yeares by my Executor Charles Bishop all my goods catles and chatles whatsoever undisposed of I give to my Executor and Leave him sole Executor of this my last will and Testament and give him full power to gather up all my debts what soever I doe likewise Leave my well beloved sonne John Bishop to be Gardient to overse and to guide my sole executor Charles Bishop

In witnes hereof I the said Jone Bishop have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare above written

Sealed and delivered

in the presents of us

the marke of Frances Sprosley the marke of

John Glover Sen. Jone Bishop

A true and perfect Inventory of the goods cattell and Chattells that Joane Bishop in the parish of Cleobury Mortimer and dioces of Hereford vid. died possed of seene taken praised and prized the Tenth day of March by us whose names are subscribed 1664

Imprimis her purse and apparrell 1 10 0

Two beds with all belonging 2 6 8

Three Coffers 0 3 4

Sheets 3 paire 0 10 0

Brasse and pewter 1 10 0

Iron ware 0 8 0

Treene ware 0 8 0

one table forme and shelves 0 3 4

Two horses hay and geyers 3 0 0

two heifers 3 10 0

two sheep and two goAts 0 10 0

despret Debts oweing 12 0 0

Som. Tot. 25 19 4

Thomas Baldwin

Will. Baldwin

John Glover Appraisers

Bulkley

Exhibitum fuit huiusmodi Inventarium apud Ludlowe 21 die mensis Martij Anno domini (stilo Angliae) 1664 R Mgran Ben: Bulkeley nomine percurio Administratoris etc. probatoque per eundem testamento vero et pleno etc. sub protestacione tamen de addend. etc. quod si etc.

 

Joane Bishop d. March 21, 1664

                Issue:     1.  John Bishop

2.        -------- Bishop married -------- Penny

Issue:     1.  Jane Penny

3.        ---------- Bishop married -------- Hooper

Issue:     1.  Hanna Hooper

                2.  Jone Hooper

 

14.                                                                                          ANNE BOUGHTON 1637

 

In the name of God Amen: the foureteenth day of May in the thirteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God king of England Scotland France & Ireland defender of the faith etc., and in the yeare of our Lord 1637 I Anne Boughton of Ditton alias Doddington within the parish of Cleobury Mortimer and Couty of Salop and diocesse of Hereford widow Whole of body and in good and perfect memory praised be God therefore doe make & ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following, that is to say, first I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my onely maker Saviour and reedeemer by whom, & by the merits of whose precious death and passion I most stedfastly trust and belive, to have free and cleere remission of all my sines and everlasting life, and my body to be buried in Christian buriall in the Church of Cleobury Mortimer neere unto John Boughton my husband lately deceased. And as touching the disposition of all such goods Cattells Chattells money stocke & houshold stuffe and all other the substance of me the said Anne Boughton, which God hath lent ome and indued mee with all I wholy give and bequeath limitt and demise the same in manner and forme following viz.

First I give and bequeath unto Anne Parks the wife of Robert Parks my eldest daughter, Twenty shillings in mony one paire of flaxen sheetes and halfe a dozen of Table Napkins.

Item I give and bequeath to Katherine Haycocke my second daughter the wife of John Haycocke Twenty shillings.

Item I give and bequeath unto Jone Millichap the wife of Thomas Millichap my third daughter Twenty shillings and the second dripping pan

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Boughton my fourth daughter, Twenty shillinges, the best featherbed, one bolster one pillow one paire of flaxen sheetes one paire of hempton Sheetes, one paire of hurden sheetes, one Coverlet or sixteene shillings of money one brasse Canldlesticke, one brasse Chafingdish the fourth Pewter dish, two litle dishes, and two Counterfett dishes.

Item I give to Anne Low five shillings.

Item I give to Jone Millichap one Pewter dish. I give unto Anne Haycocke five pound.

Item I give to William Millichap and John Millichap, five pound by equall portions, this money to be paid unto the father of those children within the space of one whole yeare after my decease for the use of the children.

Item I give to the poore of the parish of Cleobury six shillings eight pence. All the rest of my goods Cattells and Chattells I wholy give and bequeath unto Charles Boughton my grandchild my debts and legacies being paid and funerall expences discharged whom I make my sole and onely Executor of this my last will and Testament & I require him faithfully to performe the same as he shall answer at the dreadfull day of iudgment. In witnes whereof I have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name the day and yeare first above written utterly revoking and disanulling all former wills & Testament whatsoever.

the marke of Ann Boughton

Witnesses hereunto

John Hay

Jacob Cuwock

Vicesimo quinto die mensis Octobris anno domini 1637 coram Anthonio Hawkes artium magistro deputato etc. apud Ludlowe

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum iuramento Caroli Boughton executoris in testamento dicti defuncti nominati cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventarium ad summam £70 - 0 - 0

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BOUGHTON, ANNE

Burial

1637

14 May – 25 Oct.

BOUGHTON, HUMFREY & Bishop, Elizabeth (lycensed)

Marriage

1627

June 30

BOUGHTON, HUMFREY son of John Boughton of dytton yeoman

Burial

1630

May 15

BOUGHTON, JOHN

Burial

1636/1637

22 Nov. – 26 Apr.

John Boughton d. April 1636/1637 married to Anne d. October 1637

                Issue:     1.  Anne Boughton married Robert Parks

2.        Katherine Boughton married to John Haycocke

3.        Jone Boughton married to Thomas Millichap

Issue:     1.  William Millichap

                2.  John Millichap

4.        Elizabeth Boughton

5.        -------- Boughton married

Issue:     1.  Charles Boughton (Caroli in Latin)

 

 

15.                                                                                          JOHN BOOTON 1594

 

In the name of God A)men. The vth daye of Aprill in the xxxvjth yere of the raigne of our soveraigne ladye Elizabethe Quene of England France and Ireland defender of the faithe etc. And in the yere of our lord god 1594 I John Booton the elder of Ditton in the parishe of Clybery Mortimer in the Com. of Salop. & dioces of Hereford husbandman, beinge weake of bodye, but of whole and perfect memorye praysed be unto god doe make my last will & Testament in manner & forme following  viz. First I Commend my Sowle unto Almightie god my maker and Jesuspensus Christ my redeemer, And my body to Christian buriall

Item I geve and bequethe to Margery Weathersby, the daughter of Joane Weathersby one paire of wafer Irons:

The Residew of all my goodes & Cattles moveable and unmoveable,my debtes oaid & legacies performed I geve and bequethe to Edward Booton my sonne, And I doe constitute ordayne & make the said Edward Booton my sonne my lawfull executor to performe this my last will and Testament These beinge witnes Humfrey Norgrove, Roger Richardes and Richard Osland.

Probatum apud Tenb. coram magistro Rogero Greene deputato etc. xxx Julij 1594 iuramentoque Executoris

 

John Booton d. July 30, 1594

                Issue:     1.  Edward Booton

 

16.                                                                                          JOHN BOUGHTON 1636

 

In the name of god amen The two and twentieth day of November in the twelveth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne lord Charles by the grace of god of England Scotland Fraunce and Ireland kinge defender of the fayth Anno domini 1636: I John Boughton of Ditton in the parish of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Sallop and diocesse of Hereford yeoman being sicke in body bit of good and perfett memory (thankes be to god) doe make my last will and testament nuncupative in manner and forme following. First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty god my maker and creator assuredly trusting to be saved by the merrits & precious death of Jesus Christ my only saviour & redeemer & my body to be buried in the church or church yard of Cleobury Mortimer at the discretion of my excecutrix hereafter named, And as concerning my worldly goods & personal estate wherewith it hath pleased god to blesse me (except on leasse of the living wherein I now dwell wch. by my deed in writing before the publishing of this my last will & testament I have otherwise assigned and disposed I give and bequeath unto Ann Boughton my wife, willing and desireing her hereby to pay all such debts as I doe iustly owe unto any person, and also to bring me home and see my buried according to my estate and calling And I doe also make constitute and appoynt my siad wife my sole and only excecutrix of this my last will and testament.

Witnesses hereunto

John Haycockes

Elinor Cooke

Luke Wheeler

Vicesimo sextimo die mensis Aprilis 1637 coram domino vicario generali etc. apud Tenburie

probatum fuit Testamentum antedictum iuramento Anne Boughton relictae et executricis in testamento dicti defuncti nominatae cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. (salvo iure cuiuscumque) etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £75

Gulielmus Skynner legum doctor reverendi in christo patris et domini domini Georgij permissione divina Herefo. episcopi vicar. in specialibus generalis et officialis principalis sive Commissar. legitime fulcit. Dilect. nobis in christo Luca Wheeler solico. Rector. de Hopton Wafers dioc. Heref. Salutem ad onerandum iuramentum ----poralt. super sacrosanctis dei Evangelijs quandam Annam Boughtem Relictam et legitimam executricem testamenti sive ult. voluntatis cuiusdam Johannis Boughton nuper dum vixit de Ditton parochie de Cleobury Mortimer defuncti ad et iuxta effectum et tenorem subscritum Tibi de cuius fidelitatate plurimum in hac aprte confidimus vicis et aucthoritatem iuras. committimud et plenam in denuo confidimus potestatem Et quid in premissis feceritis nos vel Surrogatum iurium quemcumque debite certific. on a cum presentibus dat. sub sigillo officij nostri xxv die Aprilis 1637

The tenor of the oath to be taken by the executrix aforesaid holdeing her hand upon the bible

First that the decedent aforesaid at the time of his decease had not in goods or good debts to the value of £v out of the dioces of Heref.

That the executrix shall well and trulie performe and accomplishe the last will and testament of the said decedent in payeing and dischargeing his debts and legacies given and bequeathed by the said testament so far forth goods cattels and Chattels of the said decedent will thereunto extend and the Lawe charge hir.

That the executrixe shall bring in and reallie exhibite into the ordinarie of this dioces of Heref. or his Lawfull deputie for the time being a true and perfect Inventory of all and singuler the goodes cattals and chattels of the said decedent at such time and place as he shalbe in that behalfe assignes unto her.

Item that the testament by her exhibited as the true last will and testament of the said decedent as far foorth as shee doth know or believe, nothing added thereto nor detracted therefrom since the time of the death of the decedent to hir knowledge or as she believeth

Ri: Brasier

Fitz Pinl

Lawrence

Anna Boughton relicta et excecutrix testamenti Johannis Boughton defuncti Juravit iuxta tenorem Juramenti supra 27 die Aprilis Anno domini 1637

Coram me Luca Wheeler

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BOUGHTON, ANNE

Burial

1637

14 May – 25 Oct.

BOUGHTON, HUMFREY & Bishop, Elizabeth (lycensed)

Marriage

1627

June 30

BOUGHTON, HUMFREY son of John Boughton of dytton yeoman

Burial

1630

May 15

BOUGHTON, JOHN 

Burial

1636/1637

22 Nov. – 26 Apr.

John Boughton d. April 1636/1637 married to Anne d. October 1637

                Issue:     1.  Anne Boughton married Robert Parks

2.         Katherine Boughton married to John Haycocke

3.        Jone Boughton married to Thomas Millichap

Issue:     1.  William Millichap

                2.  John Millichap

4.        Elizabeth Boughton

5.        -------- Boughton married

Issue:     1.  Charles Boughton (Caroli in Latin)

 

17.                                                                                          JOHN A BOWEN 1583

 

In the name of god amen the xvjth. day of June in the yere of oure Lorde gode 1583, I John A Bowen of the paryshe of Clybery Mortymer & in The dioces of Herfforde beinge Sicke in body butt Thanckes be untto god being in perfect memory make my laste will & Testament in manner & form followinge Firste I bequeth my Soulle unto allmighty god my maker & Redemer & may body to be buryed in the paryshe Churchyearde of Clybery Mortymer

Item I geve & bequeth unto the Cathedrall Church of Herfford iiijd

Item I geve & bequeth unto George Grenne one Cowe Collered brown & a Calffe with the Sayde Cowe beinge in the Costody of Jenkyn Slayd of the paryshe of Betthousse

Item I geve & bequeth untto Buffy ap Bowen my Syster xxxs wich Sayde xxxs ys in the hands of Richard A Whome of Aston wich ys to be payd att ester nextt 

Item I geve and bequeth unto the pore people of Clybery Mortymer vjs viijd

& also I geve & bequeth unto the pore of the paryshe of Nynsavage vjs viijd

Item I geve & bequeth unto the pore of the paryshe of Betthousse vjs viijd

Item my will ys that my Execcutors shall bestow at the bringinge of me whome xxs viijd wich forsayd money before bequethed ys in the handes of Morys ap Gryffytt of Betthouse

also I geve & bequeth unto my auntt Marget Grenne xs

also I have one cowe in the Costody & kepinge of Morys de Bedowe Collered blacke with one horne wich calve the one halffe of hem I geve unto Thomas A Bowen my brother sonne

Item I geve & bequeth unto Morys Gryffyn xxs wich ys in the hands of Willyam Smythe of Nynsavage

Item I geve & bequeth unto Elizabeth Grenne vjs viij

d & to Katheryn Grenne vjs viijd

& to Willyam Grenne vjs viijd

& also I geve & bequeth unto Richard ap John my master Cocke iijs wich sayd xxiijs ys in the hands of Thomas Whyttingslow & ys to be payde one Phellyps & Jaccobes day next

also I geve untto my unckell Thomas Grenne my best doblett

Item I geve & bequeth unto my auntt Marget Grenne all my lynen

also I gev & bequeth unto my brother Morys Bowen my bockskyne hosse

also I geve untto Thomas Grenne my best hatte

All the Rest of my goods moveable, & unmoveable I geve & bequeth unto Thomas Grenne & Morys Gryffyn whom I make my full & wholle Executors to see me honestly brought whome my funeralles dyscharged my dettes & legassys payd & me honestly brought whome In wyttnesse to this my last wyll & teastament Willyam Nashe, Thomas Whyttingslowe with others

dettes owinge

Inprimis Moris ap Gryffytt xls viijd

Willyan Smyth xxs

Thomas Whyttingslowe xxs

Lewes Ffloyde vs

Jenky Ffloyd viijs

Morys de Bedow iiijs

Edward Lewes ijs iiijd

Richard A Whome xxxs

Summa tottallis £vj xs (6 pounds 10 shillings)

 

1.  Unknown

Issue:     1.  John A. Bowen d. after 1583

2.        Buffy ap Bowen (his sister?)

3.        Morys Bowen

Issue:     1. Thomas A. Bowen

4.        Marget Bowen married Thomas Grenne

 

 

18.                                                                                          THOMAS BRYAN 1565

 

In the name of god and in the xxijth. daye of Novembre Anno domini 1565 I Thomas Bryan of Mortymasclybury in the county of Salop and of the dioces of Harforde sike of body but whole and perfat of mynde do make this my laste will and testament in manner and forme followinge I bequethe my soule to allmyghty god and my body to be buryed in the Churcheyarde of Bayton Item I bequethe unto Edwarde Bryan my son xs of lawfull money of Englande to be payde on Monday in the Whitson weke next commynge unto the handes of Thomas Cooke of Bayton forsayde to be kepte to the behose and use of the sayde Edwarde Bryan my son All the resydew of my goodes movable and unmovable my dettes beinge payde I bequethe wholy to Jane Bryan my wife the whosayde Jane I make my full execcutryxe to fulfyll this my last will and testament in manner and forme above wrytten Thes are the dettes dew to be payde unto me the sayde Thomas Bryan Imprimis Johan Aboston of the parishe of Clyberymortymar forsayde xxjs iiijd Item Richard Avar owethe me vjs viijd and my sister Anne Bryan owithe me ijs xjd In witnes whereof I have putte my hande the daye and yeare above wrytton Thes are witnes Sir Ric. Parsons vicar of Bayton forsayde Thomas Rowles and --- Bryan with others

per me Richardum Parsons clarke.

 

19.                                                                                          THOMAS BURRASTON 1625

 

In the name of god Amen The one and Twentythe day of February 1625 I Thomas Burraston of the Woodhowse in the Countie of Salop: yeoman beinge weake of bodye but of whole and perfect memorye God be praysed, doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge (That is to say) First I Comend my Sowle into the hands of Almightie God my maker hopinge Assuredlye through the merittes of Jesus Chrsit my Saviour to be made partaker of everlasting lyfe And I bequeathe my bodye to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I give and bequeathe to John Burraston my son the Som. of Twenty Powndes

Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Burraston my Son the Som. of Twenty Powndes which said som. of £xl lyethe in my Cossen John Hills hand

Item I gyve and bequeathe to my sayd son Thomas Burraston a lambe

Item I gyve and bequeathe to Ales Hemminge my maid now dwelling with me a Lambe yf she do stay till my deceasse

Item I gyve and bequeathe to my Godchildren xijd a peece

All the rest of my goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable my debtes payd my funerall expenses fulfilled I give and bequeathe to Elynor Burraston my wief And I doe make the sayd Elinor Burraston my wief my true sole and Lawfull executrix truly to execute this my last and will (sic) and Testament with effect Also my will is that the sayd Elonor my wief shall have the interest of the fyve and fortie powndes which my Cossen John Hill owethe me wherof the soms. and legacies above bequeathed to my two sons are parte duringe the tuyme of her widdowhead In wittnes Hereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale dated the day and yere first above written

Sealed and delivered Signum predicte

in the presence and sight of Burraston

Thomas Watmore his marke

Richard Osland testamenti scriptor

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum apud Ludlow undecimo die Decembris Anno domini 1632 coram magistro Thoma Colbach ar. magistro deputato etc. iurato executoris etc. cui comissa fuit et est administracio etc. de bene etc. iurat. (salvo iure cuiuscumque) et exhibuit Inventorium extendens ad summam £97 4s

The Woodhouse was extra-parochial and there is no record of the burial of Thomas Burraston in the Cleobury Mortimer Parish Register, but the area was adjacent to the parish and the will was written by Richard Osland who lived in Cleobury Mortimer.

 

20.                                                                                          JOHAN BUTLER 1637

 

In the name of god Amen, The xjth. day of September in the yere of our Lord god 1637 and in the thirteneth yere of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god of England Scotland France and Ireland kinge defendor of the faythe etc. I Johan Butler of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford, wydowe being sicke and weake of bodye but of whole and perfecte memory god be praysed doe constitute ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge (that is to say) First I Comend my sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker hoopinge assuredly throughe the onely merittes of Jesus Christ my saviour to be made partaker of lyeffe everlasting and I Comend my bodye to the earthe whereof if is made

Item I give and bequeethe unto James Butler my grandchild one table bord with the frame there unto belonging which is in the Parlor and all the waynscote which is standing and being in and about my howse,

Also I give and bequeeth unto the said James Butler, All and singuler the doore and windowes, which are about my howse and which are moveable, togeather with all and singuler the glasse which is and dothe belonge unto them

Item I give and bequeeth to the same James Butler my grandchild my great and best brasse Candlestick to be delivered to Ann Fudger my daughter, to be kepte for the said JamesButler untill he come to the age of one and twentye yeres and then to be delivered unto him, Item I give and bequeathe to Elizabethe (Butler) Lewes my daughter, fyve shillinges to be payd to here imediately after my deceasse

Item I gyve to An Fudger my daughter one leaste pott and one kettle Item I give and bequeethe to Henry Pennell of the will yeoman All and singuler my beastes and Cattells, which I have, both old and yonge, Also I give and bequethe to the said Henry Pennell my greate brasse pan, and also the plate of Iron being in the hall also one bedsteed, one featherbed and a bolster, and a paire of flaxen sheetes

The Resydew of all my goodes Cattells and Chattells unbequeathed whether they be moveable or unmoveable, my debts payd my funerall expenses performed, and these my legacies in this my last will and testament fulf. and and (sic) payd I give and bequeathe to Henry Pennell aforesd. and to Thom. Fudger, equally betweene them And I doe appoynte ordayne and make the said Henry Pennell, and Thomas Fudger my son in lawe my true and lawfull executors truely and faythfuly to execute and performe this my last will and Testament with effecte, And I doe adnull revoke and call backe all and every other former wills and legacyes by me made and bequeethed In wittnes wherof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yere first before written Sealed and delivered Joan Butler

her marke

John Heycocke his marke

Mary Bysop the marke

Ric. Osland

the said testator doth give more to Mary Bysop

one hempon sheet

Vicesimo octavo die mensis Maij Anno domini 1639 apud Ludlow etc. Probatum fuit Testamentum retroscriptum iuramento respoe. Henrici Pennell et Thome Fudger executor. in eadem testamento nominat. quibus Commissa fuit testamenti Administracio etc. iuratis de bene etc. salvo iure Cuiuscumque etc.

Bishop's Transcript of the Parish Register of Cleobury Mortimer: Johan Butler widow buried 17th December 1638

 

21.                                                                                          JOHN BUTLER 1610

 

In dei nomine Amen. The xth day of December in the yere of our Lord god one thowsand six hundred and ten. I John Butler of Cleobury Mortimer int the dioces of Hereford, yeoman, beinge sicke in bodye, butnof good remembraunce, I give god prayse, doe ordaine and make this my last will & Testamente in manner and forme followinge, viz. First I bequeethe my Sowle to Almightie god my maker, And to Jesus Christ my redeemer and Saviour, and my bodye to Christian byryall

Item I give and bequeethe to Elynor Butler my wief, my horse

Item I give to my said wief all such goodes and howsehold stuffe which came up to this howse, beinge the signe of the Angell, and doth here remaine at the makinge hereof

Item I doe give to my daughter Bridgett Butler my paire of Aundirons, and my said wief to have the use of them duringe her naturall lyef Item I give to my sonne John Butler one drippinge panne, and my wief to have the use of him in like sorte, but my will is if ahe chaunce to marrie or goe out of Countree, That then she to deliver them to my said sonne and daughter presently,

Item I give to my said wief my Table boorde with the frame whereon he standeth in the hall howse at the Lyon with a Joynde bedd in the soller over the hall

Item I give to Johan Clerke the other bedd in the same soller

Likewise I give to James Butler my sonnes sonne my Table with the frame in the Parlour at the Lyon

Item I give to Elizabeth Butler my sonne James Butler’s daughter one featherbedde which I have at the Lyon

Item I have at the Lyon, in the Chamber over the hall, one Table boorde with a frame, And an other table boorde in the new Chamber with two bedsteedes in the same Chamber, with all my other tymber and boordes that is moveable in or aboute the howse at the Lyon

All which thinges last named, my will is, that Johan Butler my daughter in lawe shall have, in Condition that she shall pay my herryott due to the Lord after my decease, but yf she will not pay the said herriott, then my will is that my executor shall have it and soe to be sold by her to pay the said herriott, And I doe nominate and appoynte to the said Elynor Butler  my wief to be my lawfull executrix to fulfill this my last will and Testament

Witnesses hereunto, William Marston Clerke John Awyer and Thomas Crundall

These are debtes due to mee the Testator of my daughter in lawe Johan Butler £v vjs viijd to be paid xls at the Annuntiacion of Mary next ensuinge, And also £iij at that day twelve monethe

Item of the said Johan Butler dew to me then is to be paid vjs viijd

Item due of the said Johan Butler iiijs iiijd more

Som. is £v xjs

Primo die Martij 1610 apud Ludlowe coram venerabili viro magistro Jacobo Bailye legum doctore etc. Probatum fuit hoc prius Testamentum Juramento Executricis in eodem nominate Cui commissa fuit et est Administracio etc. --- etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc.

Et habet ad exhibendum Inventarium extendens ad Summam

£xxx vs iiijd subque protestac. etc. ------ etc.

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

BUTLER JOHAN daughter of Thomas Butler of Cleobury yeoman & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1628

June 14

BUTLER, ANN daughter of Thomas

Baptism

1603

January 8

BUTLER, ELIZABETH daughter of James Butler of Cleobury corvisor & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1631/1632

February 5

BUTLER, ELIZABETH daughter of Thomas & Elizabethe Butler

Burial

1621

July 1

BUTLER, ELIZABETH wife of John Butler the elder

Burial

1607

July 14

BUTLER, JAMES son of James Butler of cleobury Mortimer Corvisor & Elizabethe his wife

Burial

1633/1634

February 21

BUTLER, JAMES of Cleobury Mortimer corvisor

Burial

1634

December 31

BUTLER, JAMES son of James Butler of Cleobury Shoemaker & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1628

December 15

BUTLER, JOHAN daughter of James Butler of Cleobury Mortimer corvisor & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1623

November 9

BUTLER, JOHAN of Cleobury Mortimer widdow

Burial

1633

December 17

BUTLER, JOHN & Page, Elynor

Marriage

1609

November 6

BUTLER, JOHN of Cleobury yeoman

Burial

1630/1631

March 23

BUTLER, JOHN son of Thomas

Baptism

1614/1615

January 22

BUTLER, JOHN the elder

Burial

1610

December 26

BUTLER, JOYSE

Burial

1609/1610

March 11

BUTLER, MARGARET daughter of Thomas

Baptism

1616/1617

February 2

BUTLER, MARGARETT daughter of James Butler of Cleobury corvisor & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1625

September 4

BUTLER, MARGERY daughter of John the yonger

Baptism

1604

April 15

BUTLER, MARGERY of Cleobury wydowe

Burial

1633/1634

January 22

BUTLER, MARYE daughter of James Butler of Cleobury Mortimer corvisor & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1633

November 3

BUTLER, RICHARD son of Thomas Butler of Cleobury Mortimer yeoman & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1634/1635

January 11

BUTLER, WAYBERY daughter of Thomas Butler of Cleobury yeoman & Elizabethe his wife

Baptism

1630/1631

March 23

 

John Butler d. 1610 married #1 Elizabeth d. July 1607 married November 6, 1609 #2 Elynor Page

                Issue:     1.  Bridgett Butler

2.        John Butler

Issue:     1.  Margery

3.        James Butler

Issue:     1.  Elizabeth

 

22.                                                                                          HUMPHREY CARTER 1543

 

In the name of god Amen The vj day of June in the yere off our lord god mcccccxliij I Homffray Carter of Cleobry Mortymer seeke in bodie and whole of mynde make my last wyll in this manner followyng First I bequeyth my soule unto allmighty god to our blessed ladie his mother And to all the holy company of heyven And my bodie to be buryed within the parishe churchyarde off Cleobry Mortymer Also I do gyff unto my wyff Elnore Carter the takyng off my howse in Cleobry Mortymer And the burgage in the olde strete to here And here assignes duryng the yeres off the said takyng or leax for here gret paynes kepyng me solong blynde and Impotent

Also I dyd plegge the said burgage unto Thomas Blount for vjs off the weche vjs there is unpayd ijs vjd

Also I do owe unto Roger Chetwyn off Cleobry iijs

Also John Northwode of the parish off Stoterdon And Humffray Daloo off Detton do owe unto me And my wyff for the kepyng off a chylde vij weekes And for the bryngyng off ij women to Ludlowe to sweyre with Ales Carter that the above named John Northwode was father unto the chylde iijs vjd weche that the said John Northwode promised for to paye beffore goode Record

Also I do constitute And make to be my soole executrice my said wyff Elnor Carter And that she do paye my dettes And bryng me to church to be buried like a poore christenman And that litle poorestuff that I have And my said leax I do gyff unto the said Elnor Carter my wyff And unto her assignes Wittenes unto the same my curat  and gostely father William Bradok vicare of Cleobry Sir Edward Toy prist Robart Warall John Turbyll and Thomas Kyng.

 
CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

CARTER, ANN daughter of William

Baptism

1616

November 187

CARTER, HUMFREY son of Humfrey Carter of Cleobury Cowper & An his wife

Baptism

1627/1628

February 24

CARTER, HUMFREY son of Humfrey Carter of Cleobury cowper & An his wife

Burial

1628

July 27

CARTER, One a poore man

Burial

1602

 …….  14

CARTER, WILLIAM son of Humfrey Carter of Cleobury Mortimer cowper & Anne his wife

Baptism

1633/1634

January 12

Homffray Carter d. after 1543 married Elnor

 

23.                                                                                          WILLIAM CHAPEMAN 1566

 

In the Name of god Amen The xth. daye of Januarie in the yere of our lord god 1566 I Wyllm. Chapeman of Wethepooll in the pareshe of Cliburie in the dioc. of Herforde sicke in bodie and perfece in Remubo. make my wyll and testament as foloyth fyrst I bequethe my soulle to allmyghty god The Readmer. and maker of the world and my bodie to be buried in the chourche yourde of Cliburie forsayd Item I bequethe unto the Chathedrall Chourche of Herford iiijd

Item I bequethe to Margerie my syster my part of the best heifers next to the heifers in calfe that be be (sic) twyxt my father and me

Item I bequethe to Jhon Chapeman my brother my parte of a yerelyng calfe

Item I bequethe to Robert Chapeman my brother my parte of a yerelyng calfe

I bequethe my sourde to Jhon Foxhowlle my brother in law

Item I bequethe to Jhon Kente my beryng byll

The Residew of all my goodes and Cattalles not bequethed my detes and legacies performyd and payd and I honestly brought to my buriall I wholye geve and bequethe unto Anne Chapman my wyffe whome I make my soole executrix to se thys my last wyll and testament performyd with theffete and to the trew meanyng yhereof allso I make Homfre Chapman my oversear of these my will and testament before thes wytnes Edwarde Foxhowll, Thomas Chapman with other

Detes that I Wyllm. Chapman do how

Imprimis to my father Homfrey Chapman £vj xiijs iiijd

Item to the sayd Homfrey Chapman xxxs viijd

Item to Thomas Chapman my uncle xiijs iiijd

Item to Jhon Chapman my brother xviijd

Item to Edward Foxhowll my father in law xs

Item to Wyllm Foxhowll xxvijs

Item to Anne Jukes my aunt xvjs

Summa totalis £xij vijs iiijd

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

CHAPMAN,  JOHN

Burial

1605

October 20

CHAPMAN, THOMAS

Burial

1602

May 16

1.  Homfrey Chapman

Issue:     1.  William Chapeman d. after 1566 married to Anne (sister to Jhon Foxhawlle, daughter to Edward Foxhawll)

2.        Margerie Chapman

3.        Jhon Chapeman

2. Thomas Chapman

3.  Ann Chapman married ------------- Jukes

 

24.                                                                                          THOMAS CHETWINE 1621

 

In the name of God Amen In the seventeenth day of March in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred twenty one I Thomas Chetwine of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop: and dioces of Hereff. yeoman beinge sicke and weake of body but of whole and perfect memory god be praysed doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme folowinge that is to say first I Conmend my soule into the handes of Allmighty god my maker hopinge assuredly throughe the only merits of Jesus Christ my daviour to be made partaker of everlastinge life and I commend my body to the earth whereof yt is made

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Corbat the now wife of George Corbat the summe if five poundes to be payd unto the sayd George and Anne Corbat in the moneth of May next ensuinge the date hereof. Allsoe I give unto the sayd George and Anne Corbat ither five poundes to be payd unto them at such time as my executors shall thincke and find convenient occasion that the sayd latter five poundes shall be layd out for and towardes the use profit and Commodyty of my sayd daughter

Item I give unto my sayd daughter my greatest brasse kettle

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William Chetwine the sume of sixe poundes xiijs iiijd

Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Richard Chetwine the sume of sixe poundes xiijs iiijd

Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Chetwine the sonne of my sonne Thomas Chetwine deceased the summe of twenty shillinges and one ewe and lambe

Item I give and bequeath unto every one of the Children of William Newall my sonne in lawe the summe of twelve pence a peece

Item I give and bequeath unto every one of the Chidren of my sonne Gilbert Chetwine the sume of twelve pence apeece

Item I give and bequeath unto Alice Chetwine my wiff all and singular the beddinge brasse and (pewter and all m)y houseallstuffe whatsoever (and my wearing) apparell, wch. shee (---------) caused to be brought unto me (-------------------------------) her at or after marage, Item I give and bequeath unto (-------------) Chetwine the sonne of my foresayd sone Thomas Chetwine deceased th(e sume of ----) shillinges

Item I give and bequeath unto my foresaid sonne William Chetwine (----------------)nne,

Item I give and bequeath unto my foresayd sonnes Richard and William Chetwine my br)asse and pewter equally to be devided betwixte them

Item I give and bequeath unto my foresayd sone William Chetwine one featherbed with all thinges thereunto belo(nging and) lyinge in the new chamber,

Item I give unto my foresayd sonne Richard Chetwine one flockebed wch. he usually lyeth on with such thinges as are belonginge to the same.

Item I give and bequeath unto the foresayd Richard Chetwine and William Chetwine all other my linen whatsoever equ(ally to bap)e divided amonge them,

Item I give unto my daughter Joyse Newall and brasse Chafirondishe

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Corbat my greatest iron spit my greatest yron drippinge pan.

Item I give and bequeath all boordes wainscote benches Cubberdes unto my sonne Gilbert Chetwine

Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Chetwine the sonne of Gilbert Chetwine my sonne the yron plate behind the fier in the halle Item I give and bequethe unto Alice Chetwine my wife forty shillinges to be payd unto her

All other my goods Cattells and Chattells whatsoever unbequeathed to remaine and be to for the use profit and Commodity of the sayd Gilbert  and Joyse Newall ten shillings onely excepted to be bestowed uppon the poore of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer at the discretion of my fore sayd sonnes and therefore to that end I constitute ordaine and appoynt Gilbert Chetwine and ----- Chetwine my sonnes to be my whole and sole executors to see this my last will and testament according to true meaning duely performed and all legacies herein specified to be truly payd in manner and forem aforesayd In witness whereof I Thomas Chetwine (have put my hand and seale

his marke.

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

CHETTWIN, ALES daughter of John Chetwwin of Cleobury corvisor & Johan his wife

Baptism

1624

October 31

CHETTWIN, ALES daughter of William Chettwin of Cleobury butcher & An his wife

Baptism

1629

June 18

CHETTWIN, AN daughter of John & Johan Chettwin

Baptism

1620

November 19

CHETTWIN, ANNE wife of James

Burial

1614

October 18

CHETTWIN, JAMES son of Richard Chettwin of Cleobury butcher & Ales his wife

Baptism

1628

June 15

CHETTWIN, JANE daughter of John

Baptism

1609/1910

January 17

CHETTWIN, JANE daughter of John

Burial

1610

June…….

CHETTWIN, JOHAN wife of John Chettwin of Cleobury corvisor

Burial

1628

June 8

CHETTWIN, JOHN son of John

Baptism

1611

June 2

CHETTWIN, JOYSE daughter of Richard Chettwin of Cleobury Mortimer & Ales His wife

Baptism

1638

April 1

CHETTWIN, JOYSE daughter of William Chettwin butcher of Cleobury & An his wife

Baptism

1625

May 8

CHETTWIN, PRYSCILLA daughter of John Chettwin of Cleobury corvisor & Johan his wife

Baptism

1626

November 19

CHETTWIN, SYMON son of John

Baptism

1615

June 6

CHETTWIN, THOMAS son of Richard Chettwin butcher & Ales his wife

Baptism

1627

May 6

CHETTWIN, THOMAS son of Richard Chettwin of Cleobury butcher & Ales his wife

Burial

1627

May 10

CHETTWIN, THOMAS son of William Chettwin of cleobury butcher & An his wife

Baptism

1627/1628

January 8

CHETTWIN, WILLIAM of Cleobury butcher & Ann Unckle with lycense

Marriage

1624

November 27

CHETTWIN, WILLIAM son of John

Baptism

1613

August 8

CHETWIN, AN daughter of Rich. Chetwin of Cleobury butcher & Ales his wife

Baptism

1625

July 17

CHETWIN, FRAUNCES son of Richard Chetwin of Cleobury butcher & Ales his wife

Baptism

1630

October 17

CHETWIN, JOYSE & Newall, William

Marriage

1606/1607

February 16

CHETWIN, KATHERINE daughter of Thomas

Burial

1610

June 12

CHETWIN, MARGARET daughter of Thomas

Burial

1605

September 13

CHETWIN, RICHARD son of John

Baptism

1616

November 17

CHETWIN, THOMAS son of John

Baptism

1618/1619

March 10

CHETWIN, THOMAS son of Richard Chetwin of Cleobury Mortimer butcher & Ales his wife

Baptism

1632/1633

February 3

CORBET, THOMAS son of George Corbet of Cleobury Mortimer sythesmithe & Ann his wife

Baptism

1633/1634

March 16

CORBETT, ALES daughter of George Corbett of Cleobury sythsmithe & An his wife

Baptism

1624

April 25

CORBETT, ELIZABETHE daughter of George Corbett of Cleobury Mortimer Sythesmith & Elizabethe

Baptism

1632

July 8

CORBETT, GEORGE son of George Corbett of Cleobury sythesmithe & Ann his wife

Baptism

1629/1630

February 20

CORBETT, JOHAN daughter of George Corbett of Cleobury sythesmithe & An his wife

Baptism

1626

August 6

CORBETT, JOYSE daughter of George Corbett of Cleobury scythesmithe & An his wife

Baptism

1628

August …

 

Thomas Chetwine d. after 1621 married Alice

                Issue:     1.  Anne Chetwine married to George Corbat

2.        William Chetwine

3.        Richard Chetwine

4.        Thomas Chetwine (dead by the time of this Will)

Issue:     1.  Richard Chetwine

5.        Joyse Chetwine married to William Newall

6.        Gilbert Chetwine

Issue:     1.  Thomas Chetwine

 

25.                                                                                          JOHN CLOWE 1544

 

In dei nomine Amen the iij day of Januarij Anno domini Millesimo quingentimo xliiij I John Clowe of the paryshe of Cleobery do orden and constytute my last wyll & testament in thys forme folowyng fyrst I bequethe my sowle unto allmyghty god to be associate with the celestiall companye and my body to be buryed within the churche of Cleobeye Item I bequethe my goodes to Mawde Clowe my wyff to order and dyspose them for the welthe of my sowle whyche Mawde Clowe I do constytute and orden my executrixe to execute and fulfyll my premissis wyll these beyng wytnes Thomas Madoxe Lewys Wilcox Roger Lucas with other more

 

26.                                                                                          JOAN COCKE 1622

 

Omnibus christi fidelibus Ad quos hoc presens scriptum perveneit Johanna Cocke parochie de Cleobury Mortimer in Com. Saop vidua Salutem, Sciatis me prefatam Johannam Cocke tam pro fide amititiae amore et intimo zelo que habeo et gero erga Annam Cocke filiam meam quam pro alijs bonis causis et Considerationibus me ad hoc specialiter moventem Dedisse tradidisse concessisse et hoc presenti scripto meo confirmasse prefato Anne Cocke filie mee omnia et singula bona et Catella mea tam mobilia quam immobilia, tam viva quam mortua cuiuscumque sortis nature generis speciei aut Conditionis fuerint et in quorumcumque manibus fuerint inventa infra regnum Anglie aut alibi habenda et tenenda gaudenda et possidenda omnia et singula bona et Catella predicta et quamlibet inde percellam cum appertinentijs prefate Anne Cocke executor. Administrator. et Assignat. suis onperpetuum ad solum et proprium opus et usum prefate Anne Cocke executor. Administrator. et Assign. suis inperpetuum Et ego vero prefata Johanna Cocke exec. et Administrator. mei omnia et singula bona et Catells predicta et quamlibet inde percellam prefate Anne Cocke executor. Administrator. et Assign. suis ad opus et usum predictum modo et forma predict. contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et inperpetuum defendemus per presentes, Sciatis insuper me prefatam Johannam Cocke die confectionis presentium prefatam Annam Cocke filiam meam in plenam et pacificam possessionem et Seisinam omnium et singulorum premissorum proprijs meis manibus et in propria persona mea unius paropsidis et vijd donatione posuisse In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo Sigillum meum apposui datum decimo tertio die Maij Anno regni domini nostri Jacobi dei gratai Anglie Scotie Francie et Hiburne Regis fidei defensor etc. Scilicet Anglie Francie et Hiburnie vicesimo et Scotie Quinquagesimo quinto, 1622

Sealed & delivered in the presence of

Elizabeth Osland her marke

Ricus. Osland

Joyse Osland Signum predice Johanne Cock

 

27.                                                                                          JOHN COKE 1550

 

In the name of god amen The xxiiijth. day of Aprell in the yere off owre lord god mcccccl I John Coke of Dudnyll within the parishe off Cleobure Mortymer beyng seeke in bodie and whole off mynde make my last wyll in this maner first I bequethe my soule unto Almygty god and my bodie to be buried within the churchyarde off Cleoburie forsaid. And I do bequeyth to the hygh Auter pro decumanis oblitis iiijd and to the pore Mens Box ijd Also I do bequeyht to my too dowgters Margaret Coke and Johane Coke a yerelyng calffe and to John Coke and Elionore Coke chyldren to my sone Henrie Coke an (crossed out: yerelyng calfe) an heyffur off too yere olde also to Edmunde Coke and Johane Coke chyldren to the said Henre Coke an other heyffur off too yeres olde also to Richard Philippis and Johane Coke senior an heyffur of too yeres olde also I do bequeyth to Elyzabeth Golburne and Elionore here suster xls in recnpence off a bullock and an heyffur weche was geven to them by my wyffe and Marget Coke my dowgter And yf any of the said chyldren do dye tyll the be off lawfull age then I wyll that hit shall remayne to them that do leve And the resedue off All my godes my dettes paid and my funerall expences paid I do gyff unto my said sone Henrie Cok whome I do constitute and make my sole executor wittenes to this my last wyll Edward Toy clerk Homffray Chapman Thomas Chapman and Thomas Coke Junior off Bayton with others moo dettes that I doe owe to Thomas Brasear

ijs and to Edward Heynes ijs

Item to my sone John Coke £iij

Item to Sir Edwarde Toy clerk vijs

Item to Thomas Chapman vjs viijd

 

28.                                                                                          RICHARD COK 1544

 

In the name of god Amen the xxj day of Januarij in the yere of owre lorde god mcccccxliiij I Rychard Cok of Cleburie Mortymer in the compte of Salop with in ye diocis of Herford beyng sek in bodye & hole of mynde do make my last wyll & testamentt in thys manner folowyng furst I bequeth my soule unto allmygthy god owre blessyd lady sent marie Virgyn & unto all the blessyd company of hevyn and my bodie to be buryed within ye ye churche yarde of the seyd Cleberry Mortymer Also I do geve & bequeth all my oxen kyne corne & hay within the berne or wyth owt beyng or growyng in ye fyldes or pastures & all manner of howsehold stof Beddyng raymentt & all other of my moveabull goodes unto my wyff Margaret Cok & unto my son Rychard Cok for the kepyng of my seyd wyfe Marget Cok & mayntenance of my pore howse wold & tenement & forthyrmore I wyll that the lengger levar of my seyd wyfe Marget Cok and Rychard Cok shall have & Injoy all my seyd goodes moveabull a bove expressyd to them & theyres for there labur & for there kepyng of me beyng so long byfor & lackyng of my syght also I wyll yt they shall pay off my dettes & bryng me to church to be onestly buryed as a pore man after ye manner & costom of the contray also I do geve & bequeth my son Thomas Cok my stone yt I was usyd to grynde berk & also I do geve & bequeth my seyd son Thomas Cok & my son Humfrey  Cok a nacar of corne to be equally devydyd betwene them at harwyst also I wyll yt my sonelaw John Newall beyng wone of my executores shall have for every day yt he takes peyne --- confermyng my wyll for every days labur hys days wages & I do constytute orden & mak to be myne executores my seyd son Rychard Cok & my sonelaw John Newhall to a assyst ayde comfort & concell my seyd son Rychard Cok & my pore wyfe Margaret Cok wych do lack worldly wesdam & polece in ys world to defende them in theyre rygth wytnes unto thys my last wyll Sir Wyllyam Brodocke vicare off Clebere & my gostly fader John Coke of Dudnyll Roger Smyth alias Neyner & Thomas Kyng with others moo.

 

29.                                                                                          ANNE COCKE 1650

 

PCC WILL

In the name of God Amen The seaventeenth day of February in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred and fiftie I Anne Cocke of Cleobury Mortimer within the County of Salop gentlewoman sick and weake in bodie but of good and perfect memorie praise be given to Allmighty God for the same make this my testament declaring therein my last will in manner and forme following First I Commend my soule to Allmighty God my Maker and Redeemer hopeing through the meritts of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to be made partaker of Everlasting life and my body to be buried in Christian buriall

Item I give and bequeath to Elianor Cocke my sister two shillinges

Item I give and bequeath to Humfrey Hinckesman one shillinge And to Johane Hinckesman his wife five shillings

Item I give and bequeath to the three sonnes of the sayd Humfrey Hinckesman namely Frauncis Richard and Humfrey Hinckesman twelve pence apeece

Item I give & bequeath to Dorotheuy Hinksman the daughter of the said Humfrey Hinksman twelve pence And to his other daughter Margarett Hinkesman two shillings sixe pence Item I give and bequeath to the poore widdowes of the Towne of Cleobury Mortimer sixepence apeece

Item I give and bequeath to Mary Draper Tenn shillings

Item all the rest of my goods and debts unto mee owinge I give and bequeath to Ursula Warrall my sister and to Ursula Warrall and Jane Warrall her two daughters to be devided amongst them

And I doe ordayne and make the sayd Ursula Warrall the yonger my sole Executrix to execute this my last will and Testament utterly revoaking all other wills by mee at any tyme heretofore made in witnesse hereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale in the presence of the witnesses whose names are subscribed Anne Cocke witnesses hereunto Walter Potter Mary Fox Anne Wiere

This will was proved at London before William Childe doctor of Lawes and Surrogate to the right worshipfull Sr. Nathaniell Brent Knight doctor of lawes and Master or Keeper of the Prerogative Court the Tenth day of August in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fiftie one by the Oath of Ursula Warrall Executrix in the same will named To whome Administration of all and singuler the goods Chattells and debts of the sayd deceased which any manner of way concerne the same will was graunted and Committed shee being first legally sworn well and truely to Administer the same.

 

30.                                                                                          ELIZABETH COOK 1605

 

In the name of god amen. The second day of Aprill anno domini 1605 I Elizabeth Cooke of Cleobury Mortimer in the dicesse of Hereforde Singlewoman ye unprofitable servant of Allmightie god perceivinge olde age to comeone mee, And beeinge verie willinge and glad to abyde the pleasure of my lorde and Saviour Jesus Christ by whose presiouse blood sheedinge I truste to bee saved, beeynge nowe at the makeinge heereof in reasonable health and perfect memorie the lord bee praised therefore I doe make constitute and apoint my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge. First I conmend my soule into the handes of my most mercyfull lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by whose preciouse bloodsheedinge I truste to bee saved, And my bodie to bee buried in the Church yard of the foresayd Cleoburie at the election of my frendes.

Item I give and beequeath to the olde Joyse Tyler iiijd.

Item I give to the olde Alice Bullock iiijd.

Item to the olde John Tindye iiijd.

Item to Joane Saunders ijd.

Item to Margerie Idwine ijd.

Item to Elizabeth Monke ijd.

Item to David Preese his wife Anne Preese ijd.

Item to the old Elizabeth Whittinglowe ijd

Item to Joyse Combar ijd.

Item to old Margerie Perkins ijd.

Item to Frauncis Juckes ijd.

Item to Willm. Hammond ijd.

Item to Margaret Rubin ijd.

Item to Elionour Dallow ijd.

Item to Alice Watkin ijd.

Item to the old John Tiler ijd

Item to the old Thomas Uncle ijd

Item to Elizabeth Kinet ijd.

Item to Joane Potter ijd.

Item to Margaret Cupper ijd.

Item to Dorothie Farmor and her daughter Isabell Farmer iiijd.

Item to John Yorkes foure Children iiijd.

Item to Samuell Baies foure Children iiijd.

Item to Thomas Plaster jd.

Item to Little Thomas Tyler jd. also

I give and bequeath to my brother Robart Coockes six sonnes xxdto be devided between them by even and equall porcions.

Item I give to my cosen Jane Cooke my Brothers daughter my best Coffer with locke and key and one peire of hempen sheetes and a bolster and a double Canvas and one of my best pewter dishes and candlesticke

Item I give and bequeath to Grissell Harper a pewter pottengher and a table napkin.

Item to Frances Mund Anne Harpers daughter a pewter dishe.

Item to Anne Harper I give my best bolster deuringe her life and after to hir daughter Fraunces Mund.

Item I give to Elles Newall daughter to Thomas Newall my best neckercher and a double Cherchiffe. Also to her sister Joyse Newall a double Cherchiffe and to Emme Newall a double Cherchife And to Joane Yorke a double cherchiffe. The which foure laste I give one Condicion they will carrie mee to church.

Item I give to the foure Ringers at my buriall ijs and to him that maketh my Grave ijd

Item I give to Elizabeth Wharton, John Wartons wiffe a blue apron

Item to Anne Shewgar a double cherchiffe.

Item I give to Anne Coocke iijd.

Item to Marie Hailes my best Salt and to her Sister Anne the second pewter platter.

Item to Frauncis Potter iij daughters three Sausers, And to his two sonnes viijd

And to Thomas Hayles his three sonnes xijd.

Item to Katherine Potter my best paile.

Item to Willm. Warrold my best shewes

Item to his daughter Elizabeth Warrold my frynge panne.

Item to the widdowe Anne Farmer I give a noggen smocke with hempen sleeves,

Item to Marie Harvie a like smocke as is last aforesayd

Item to Jane Rowles a double cherchiffe.

Item to Elionour Banes a holland handcherchiffe.

Item to the olde Henrie Mawpas seven quarters of hempen cloth to make him the out syde of a dublet

Item I give unto Frances Warrold a hempen neckercher.

Item I give to the foresayd Fraunces Mund twoo pound of flax to make her daughters two towells.

Item to Johane Hayles my best towell.

Item to Alles Hayles a pottinger And to her Bother Thomas Hailes iiijd .

Item to Maud Tayler my olde Tame gowne and an apron.

Item to Johane Winwoode my great wheele and my brake

Item to Walter Winwood iiijd and his ij Children ijd.

Item to Johane Lane a Cherchiffe.

Item all the rest of my goodes unbequeathed my funerall and all other legasies and debtes discharged, I give and bequeath to Thomas Hayles whome I doe make constitute and apoint may sole Executor for the performance herof accordinge to the true meaninge hereof, In trust whereof I appoint my wellbeloved Frauncis Potter overseear of this my laste will and testament to see all thinges performed accordingelie

Witnesses Frauncis Hayles Frauncis Potter

xix die Septembris 1605 coram magistro Jacobo Bailie legum doctore etc. apud Tenburie

Probatum fuit iuramento Executoris in testamento nominati, Cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. iur. etc. Exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad aummam £vj xiijs iiijd

A true Inventorie of the goodes and chattells of Elizabeth Coocke singlewoman taken the xijth. of September anno domini 1605 by John Dollman Richard Stockhold Humfrey Newall and George Bache

Imprimis one Broche Cobbardes and all

the rest of the Iron ware whatsoever iiijs

Item one Brasse pott and all

other Brasse and mastin xijs

Item all the pewter xvjs

Item all the treene ware vjs viijd

Item all the Coffewrs boardes wheeles & other

odde implementes beinge wood or wooden ware xvjs

Item all the linnen and aprie ware xls

Item one flocke beed and all other

furniture thereunto belonginge xs

Item all the hempe & flax

drest and undrest vjs viijd

Item the painted Clothes and Earthen ware ijs

Item all her wearing apparell wollen & linnen xxs

Summa tota £vj xiijs iiijd

 

31.                                                                                          ROBERT COOKE 1595

 

In the name of God Amen The fourthe day of September in the yere of our Lord god, one thowsand five hundred, nynetye & five, I Robert Cooke of Dudnell in the parishe of Clybery Mortimer in the Com. of Salop & dioc. of Hereford Carpenter, beinge sicke and weake of body but of good and perfect memorye god be praysed, Doe make and ordayne that this my last will & Testament in manner and forme followinge, viz. First I Commende my Sowle into the handes of Almightye god may maker, hoopinge assuredly throughe the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partkaer of lyffe everlastinge And I Commend my body to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I geve & bequeathe to my brother Edmond Cooke foure powndes of currant Englishe money, and some part of my Apparell, at the discretion of my executor Ite, I geve and bequeathe to my brother Willm. Cooke and his children £iiij of currant Englishe money

Item I geve to the Children of my brother Thomas Cooke £iiij to be equally devided amongest them Item I geve to my sister Elynor Banes xxs

Item I geve to my sister Joane Wall xxs

Item I geve to my Sister Elizabeth Hintes xls

Item I geve to Als. Boothe xxs

Item I give to her sonne Richard Smiths xls

I geve to her daughter Katherine Smithes xls

Item I geve to my Cosen John Wall xxs

Item I give to his brother Robert Wall my godsonne xls

Item I give to my Cosen Mary Wall xxs

Item I give to Margery Wall xxs I give to Ann Boothe xls.

Item I give to Barbara Boothe xxs

Item I give to Willm. Boothe xxs

Item I geve to Richard Hyde the yonger xs

Item I give to William Foxall ijs

Item I give to Wilkes my godson ijs

Item I give to Edward Rowles xijd

The Residew of all my goodes and Cattels moveable & unmoveable unbequeathed, my debtes payd, my funerall expenses performed, And these my legacies conteyned in this present Testament fulfilled, I geve & bequeathe to John Cooke my brother, my lawfull executor. truly to execute and fulfill this my last will & Teatament with effect These beinge witnesses Richard Hyde gen. John Banes, Edmond Cooke, Elynor Banes with others

Debtes owinge unto mee

Inprimis Richard Hyde gen. £iiij xvjs viijd

Item John Byshop £xxxij xs

Item John Byshop for worke wch. I did xijs

Item Thomas Dallow deceassed xxxiijs iiijd

Item my sister in lawe Sage Cooke £vj

Item my sister Elizabeth Smithes xls

Item my brother in lawe George Boothe lvijs

Item Willm. Perkes iijs

Item Humfrey Norgrove xviijd

Item John Cownly ijs

Som. totall is £remaynes xvs vjd

 

32.                                                                                          ELEANOR COTTON 1622

 

In the name of God Amen I Elenor Cotton of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop widow being sicke in body but of perfect memory doe dispose of those thinges which god hath lent me in manner and forme followinge

Imprimis I Comend my soule unto the handes of Allmightye God and my body to the earth to be buried in Christen Buriall

Item I give and bequeath unto Marie Marston the daughter of Mr. William Marston of Cleobury aforesayd vicar my bed with all thinges thereunto belonginge. 

Item I give unto Priscilla Marston one brasse pot which is in the keapinge of Elisabeth Butler the wife of Thomas Butler

All other goodes Cattells and Chattells whatsoever I leave unto Mr. William Marston to dispose of them accordinge to his discretion and to see mee honestly brought home together with all summe or summes of money which are at this time or else may be due unto me I say I leave them all wholy unto him and to his use and to Confirme the same I make this to remaine my last will and testament: by my marke and doe name the sayd William Marston to be mine executor accordingly

Elenor Cotton her mark

debtes owinge unto the testator

Richard Wiere of Curdall oweth iiijs viijd

Edward Grime oweth ijs iiijd

Edward Farmer oweth vs

The widowe Grime oweth xvjd

In the presence of Thomas Taylor

Margery Farmer her marke

Jur. Ex.

Proved at Ludlow 30 October 1622

Inventory 39 s 6d

 

33.                                                                                          USWALL COWLES 1600

 

In the name of god Amen the vijth. day of October in the yere of our Lord god 1600 I USWALL COWLES of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Com of Salop. & dioces of Hereford yoman beinge sicke & weake of body but of whole & perfecte memorye god be praysed doe make my last will & Testament in manner & forme followinge

First I comend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker, and my body to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I give to the poore of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid, ijs vjd

Item I give to DOROTHYE COWLES my daughter, £v to be payd to her at the end of six yeres next ensuinge after my deceasse except her mother will for her preferment paye the same sooner

Item I give to ANN COWLES my daughter £v to be payd to her in like manner at the end of six yeres next

Item I give to WILLM. COWLES my sonne xs and to his sonne WILLM. COWLES iijs iiijd

Item I give to WALTER COWLES my sonne xs

Item I give to JOHN WIER thelder of Mawley iijs iiijd

Item I give to the other three Children of the foresaid WILLM. COWLES my sonne xijd a peece

Item my will is, that the £x given to my two daughters, shall be payd to them at their day of maryage yf they mary to their mothers likinge & with her consent

The Residew of all my goodes and Chattels moveable & unmoveable unbequethed, my debtes payd, my funerall expenses performed, and these my legacies in this my last will & Testament fulfilled, I give and bequethe to ALES COWLES my wiffe and I doe constitut ordayne and make, the said Ales my wife my sole and lawfull executrix, truly to performe this my last will & Testament with effecte, and I doe appoynt JOHN WIER of Mawley aforesaid and WALTER COWLES my sonne my overseers, In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale dated the day & yere first above written

debtes owinge to the Testator

WILLM. COWLES my sonne owethe £vj vjs viijd

Sealed and delivered in

the presence of JOHN WIER signum predicti Oswall

FRANCIS WARTON and

RICHARD OSLAND

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

COWLE, WILLIAM son of William

Burial

1614/1615

February 15

COWLES, WALTER & Wyer, Elynor

Marriage

1601

October 28

 

USWALL COWLES d. after Oct. 1600 married to ALES

                Issue:     1. DOROTHYE COWLES

2.        ANN COWLES

3.        WILLM. COWLES

Issue:     1.  WILLM. COWLES

                                4.  WALTER COWLES

 

34.                                                                                          GEORGE COWNLEY 1629

 

In the name of God Amen The xxxj day of Marche in the yere of our Lord god one thowsand six hundred twentye and nyne and in the fyvethe yere of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Kinge defendor of the faythe etc. I GEORGE COWNLEY of the Gourche in the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford, blacksmithe beinge sicke and weake of bodye, but of whole and perfecte memory (god be praysed) doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge (that is to say)

First, I Commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie God my maker hopinge assuredly through the onely merrrites of Jesus Chrsit my Saviour to be made Partaker of lyef everlastinge, And I Commend my body to the earthe whereof it is made

ItemI gyve and bequeethe to JOHN COWNLEY my eldest son one ewe and a lambe to be delyvered unto him within one monethe after my deceasse,

Item I gyve and bequeethe to every one of all the rest of my Children the Soms. of fourtie shillings a peece to be payd unto them by my executrix undernamed when and affore as they or any of them shall acomplishe and com unto the age of sixteene yeares,

Item my will and mynd is that yf any of my said Children to deceasse before they or any one of them accomplishe the said age of sixteene yeres, that then their porcions as they shall be dewe to be equally devyded amongest the rest of my Children that survive

The Resydew of all my goodes Cattles and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbequethed my debtes payd my funerall expences performed, and these my legacies in this my last will and Testament fulfilled I wholye gyve and bequeethe to ANN COWNLEY my wief And I doe constitute ordayne and make the said ANN COWNLEY my wief my sole and lawfull executrix hoopinge that she will have a care to bringe upp my said Children in the feare of the lord And that she will truly and faythfully performe this my last will and testament with effecte In wittnes whereof I the said GEORGE COWNLEY heve hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yere first above written

Sealed and delivered in the presenc and sight

JOHN POUNTNEY

HUMFREY HEY his marke

RICUS. OSLAND, GEORGE COWNLEY

decimo quarto die Aprilis Anno domini 1629 apud Cleburie Mortimer coram magiistro JOHANNE ATCHLEY magistro deputato etc.

probatum fuit testamentum supra scriptum iuramento anne cowngley relicte et executricis in testamento dicti defuncti nominat. cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhbuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £cx xvs

 

CLEOBURY MORTIMER PARISH RECORDS 1601-1638

COWNLEY, WILLIAM son of George Cownley of the Gourche blacksmith & Ann his wife

Baptism

1622

May 16

COWNLEY, ALES & Knight, Thomas

Marriage

1611

June 23

COWNLEY, ALES daughter of An Cownley of Gourche wydowe

Baptism

1629

June 18

COWNLEY, ANN daughter of George Cownley of the Gourche blacksmith & Anne his wife

 

1626

June 4

COWNLEY, ANNE of the Gourche in the parish of Cleobury Mortimer wydowe & Byshop, Edward of the parishe of Neen Savage yeoman

Marriage

1633

April 17

COWNLEY, ELIZABETHE & Turner, John

Marriage

1607/1608

January 19

COWNLEY, ELIZABETHE daughter of George

Baptism

1617

November 5

COWNLEY, GEORGE of the Gourche blacksmith

Burial

1629

April 3

COWNLEY, JOHN son of George

Baptism

1615

September 10

COWNLEY, KATHERINE & Stockton, Phines

Marriage

1605

July 13

COWNLEY, THOMAS son of George cownley of the Gourche blacksmith & Anne his wife

Baptism

1624

May 9

COWNLEY, two daughters of George

Burial

1612

June 20

COWNLEY, WILLIAM of Cleobury Mortimer blacksmith

Burial

1633

November 20

COWNLY, …….. the son of George Cownly of the Gourche blacksmith & An his wife

Burial

1627/1628

March 11

COWNLY, GEORGE son of Georg

Baptism

1619/1620

February 2

 

GEORGE COWNLEY d. 1629 married ANN

                Issue:     1.  JOHN COWNLEY chr. September 10, 1615

2.        ALES COWNLEY chr. June 4, 1626

3.        ALES COWNLEY chr. June 18, 1629

4.        WILLIAM COWNLEY chr. May 16, 1622

5.        ELIZABETHE COWNLEY chr. November 5, 1617

6.        THOMAS COWNLEY chr. May 9, 1624

7.        GEORGE COWNLEY chr. February 2, 1619/1620

 

35.                                                                                          MARY CUPPER 1621

 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus Ad quos hoc presens scriptum pervenerit Marya Cupper de Cleobury Mortimer in Com. Sallop vid. Salutem Sciatis me prefatam Maryam Cupper tam pro fide Amititia naturali Amore et Intimo zelo que habeo et gero ergo Jacobum Cupper fillium meum quam pro alijs bonis causis et Consideracionibus me ad hoc specialiter moventibus dedisse tradidisse concesisse et hoc presenti scripto meo confirmasse prefato Jacobo Cupper fillio meo omnia et singula bona et Cattella mea tam mobillia quam ymmobillia tam viva quam mortua cuiuscumque sortis nature generis speciei aut condicionis fuerint et in quorumquumque manibus fuerint invent. infra regnum Anglie, habenda et tenenda gaudenda et possidenda omnia et singula bona et cattella predicta et quocumlibet inde percellam prefatam Jacobo Cupper executoribus Administratoribus et Assignatis suis inperpetuum Ad suum et proprium opus et usum prefati Jacobi Cupper executoribus Aministratoribus et assignatis suis inperpetuum et ergo vero prefata Maria Cupper heres Executores et Administratores mei omnia et singula bona et Catella predicta et quemlibet ad percellam prefato Jacobo Cupper Executoribus Administratoribus et Assignatis suis Ad opus et usum predictum modo et form. predicto contra omnes gentes warrantazabimus et inperpetuum defendemus per presentes sciatis in super me prefatam Mariam Cupper die Confeccionis presentium prefatum Jacobum Cupper in plenam et seissinam possessionem et forffinam omnium et singulorum premissorum proprijs meis manibus et in propria persona mea unius poxsidis et xijd donatione posuisse In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum opposui datum undecimo die Maij Anno Regni domini nostri Jacobi dei gratia Anglie Scotiae Fraunc. et Hiberne Regis fidei defensor viz. Scotiae Anglie Fraunc. et Hiberne decimo nono et Scotie quinqugessimo quarto 1621

Richard Cupper

Margaret Cupper

Richard Osland witnesses

 

36.                                                                                          THOMAS CUPPER 1591

 

In dei nomine Amen: the xviijth. day of June in the yeare of our lord god on thowsand fyve hundred nyntie on I Thomas Cupper of the parishe of Clebury Mortimer within the dioces of Herford Sicke in body whole in mynde & momory (I prays god therfore) doe make this my last will & testament in manner & form following viz. first I do bequethe my sole unto almightie god my maker & Jesus christ my saviour, by whose merites I trust to be saved: & my body to christian buryall

Item I do geve to my sonne John Cupper twoe of of (sic) my three lomes with all implementes to them belonginge:

Item I do geve unto my sonn Richard Cupper thre Coffers & on flaxen sheet & my best pott:

Item I do geve unto Margaret Whittingslowe my servaunt on lambe delivered to her alredie:

Item my will is that John Cupper my sonn & his mother shall occupy in ther trad & be together as in tyme of my lif they did

And All the rest of my goodes unbequethed / my debtes & funerall duties payd I leve unto my wife to bestowe hit at her distrestion whom I doe ordayn and make my sole executrix to performe this my last will And testament:

witnesses hearunto the persons under writen viz.

Humfrey Norgrove & Alice Bullocke

Probatum etc. in ecclesie parochiali de Tenbury coram Rogero Greene artium magistro deputato sive surrogato venerabili viri magistri Fr. Bevans L. D. etc. xxvijj Septembris 1591

Comissaque administracio etc. executrice in eodem testamento iurata etc.

 

37.                                                                                          THOMAS DALLOW

 

In the name of God Amen the xxvth daye of September Anno Domini 1610 I Thomas Dallow of Rowley in the parish of Cleobury Mortymor & in the Diocesse of Hereford yeoman the unprofittable servant of Almightye god perceveing old Age to come one And being in perfitt memory And willing & glad to Abyd the pleasuor of my Lo: & Saviour Jesus Christ by whjoe precious blude sheeding I trust to be saved First I Comment my Soule to the mercyfull handes of my Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ And my body to be buryed in the Cristian burryall of the foresaid Clebury Mortymor At the election of my frendes first I geve & bequeath unto the Cathedrall Church in Herifford iiijd

Item I geve & bequeath unto my daughter Johane Dallow one Iorn Pott being of Cast mettell & a littell brasse Pott with vj peeces of Pewter with a Candelstick & a Salt Item I geve & bequeath unto my daughter in law Mary Bradley on Joyne bedd stides standing over the Parlar wherin I usually lye with my greatest brasse Pan And my best driping Pan All the Rest of my goodes moveable & unmovable I geve & bequeath unto my wyef Anne Dallow whome I make my Sole Executrix to se thus my last will & teastament well & sufficiently discharged (And also do gave further unto my daughter Johan Dallow A Cow knowen by the name of Nightingall) with all other debtes or Leagusyes whatsoever with my funirall to be discharged by my Executrixe According to my trew meanenge

Wittnesse to the my Last will & teastament

Hughe Wyer

Fraunces Potter

secundo die Novembris 1610 apud Ludlowe in ecclesia ibidem coram venerabili viro magistro Jacobo Bailie legum doctore officiali etc.

Probatum fuit hoc presens testamentum Juramento executricis in eodem nominate cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. (salvo iure cuiuscumque) etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £lxj vijs viijd

 

38.                                                                                          THOMAS DEY 1608

 

In The name of God Amen The xxiiijth day of August in the yere of our Lorde God, one thowsande six hundred and eyghte, I Thomas Dey of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and Dioces of Hereford yeoman beinge sicke and weake of body but of whole and perfecte memory, God be praysed, Doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge, viz. First I commende my sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker, hoopinge assuredly throughe the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of lyffe everlastinge, And I commende my body to the earthe, wherof it is made.

Item my will is that Thomas Dey my sonne, yf he happen to marry and take a wief, shall have, holde, occupye and enioy the upper ende of the howse wherein I now dwell, contayninge three bayes of buyldinge, togeather with the upper parte of the Close belonginge to the said howse, and one parcell of grownde called the Heathy Leasow with their appurtenances, To have and to holde the said upper ende of the howse contayninge three bayes, and all other the premisses with all and singuler ther Appurtenances unto the said Thomas Dey my sonne, for and duringe the tyme and terme of the naturall lyef of Johan Dey my wief, his mother, yeldinge and payinge therefore yerely and every yere duringe the said terme unto the said Johan his mother or to her Assignes, the somme of ijs of currante Englishe money, at the two usual feastes in the yere, viz. At the feaste of the Annuntacon of the blessed Virgin Mary and Sacre theologie professore Mychaell the Archangell by even and equall porcons

Item I give and bequeathe more to Thomas Dey my sonne aforesaid, the waynescote bedsteede which standethe in the parlor, with the featherbedde whereon I now lye, togeather with all the furniture belonginge to the same, And also all the waynescote in and aboute the said parlor, with the table boorde, formes stooles and benches belonginge to the said parlor Item I give and bequeathe to Elizabethe Dey my daughter £xx

Item I give to Joyse Dey my daughter £xx

Item I give to every one of my said fowre daughters one waynescote bedsteede, whereof two are alreadye made in my howse, and the other two are appoynted to be made at Frances ------- of Bewdley

Item my will is that yf any of my said daughters happen to deceasse, before the day of the payment, of the said Somme and sommes of money to them before given and bequeathed, and beinge unmaryed, the said somme and sommes of money soe beinge unpaid, to remayne and be equally to be devided to the survivours of them

Item I give and bequeathe to Johan Dey my wief, All and singuler my brasse, pewter, beddinge, lynnen and nappery to remayne and be, and equally to be devided, amongest my said fowre daughters, or the survivours of them

The Residewe of all my goodes and Chattels, moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed, my debtes payd, my funerall expenses fulfilled, And these my Leagacies in this my last will and Testamente performed, I give and bequeathe to the said Johan Dey my wief, and Thomas Dey my sonne, whom, I doe constitute ordaine and make my lawfull executors of this my last will and Testamente, to performe and execute the same with effecte And I doe ordaine and appoynte, Thomas Thornton of the Wall Towne gent., and Richard Nott yeoman my overseers.

These beinge witnesses Thomas Hayles and Ricus. Osland

Debtes owinge to me the said Testator viz.

Inprimis John Byshop of Fytton owethe mee £xj

Item Willm. Wyer of Cleobury owethe mee vjs

Som. is £xj vjs

Debtes which I the said Testator doe owe viz.

Inprimis I owe to Richard Nott uppon speciallties £xx

Item to David ap Rice uppon specialtie £vj

Item to Willm. Pennell xxviijs

Item to Roger Richardes and Richard Osland viijs

Item to John Strefford iiijs

Item to my daughter Ales Dey £vij

Item to my daughter Elizabethe Dey £x vjs viijd

Item to Margarett Dey my daughter £vj xiijs iiijd

Item to my daughter JoyseDey  £x

Somme is £lxij

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum coram venerabili viro magistro Jacobo Bailie legum doctore officiali principali etc. apud Ludlowe xiij die mensis Octobris Anno domini Millesomo Sexcensimo Octavo sub vi Juramenti dictorum Joannae Dey et Thomae Dey executorum in huiusmodi testamento nominat. etc. cui commissa fuit et est administracio (salvo iure cuiuscumque) etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £xix ixs vjd

 

39.                                                                                          EDWARD DOLMAN 1595

 

In the name of god Amen I Edward Dolman of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the county of Salop yeoman beinge sicke in body and perfecte of mynd and whole of memory (thanckes be to almighty god) do make my laste will & testament the xviijth day of Marche Anno domini 1595 Annoque Regni domine me. Elizabethe Regine etc. xxxviij in manner and forme following viz. Imprimis I committ commend and bequeathe my Soule to the mercifull handes of almighty god trusting to be saved by the merittes of Christe his passion and my body to be buryed at the Chauncell ende in the Churche yarde of Cleobury aforesayd Ite, I geave and bequeathe xls to be distributed to the poore at my buriall

Item I geave to Edmunde Hide xxs Item I geave iijs iiijd to the repayring of Burwall.

Item I geave and bequeathe to Hughe Newall my best Coote and my second Coote to Willm. Vgon.

Item I geave to Richard Yeoman viijs The reste of my goodes moveable and unmoveable I geave and bequeathe to John Dolman my Sonne, whom I do make my sole executor to se my body buryed and my debtes legacies and funerall expenses paid and discharged These beinge witnesses Richard Hill Walter a Wonwoode & Edward Churcheman with others

Debtes owing to me the Testator

Imprimis Willm. Cooke £v

Thomas Mundy xxs

Mary Mundy his wief xs

Richard Piper iiijs viijd

Willm. Whittingslowe xxvs

John Wyer of the Lea xijd

Roger Welles xijd

Richard Newall iijs

Thomas Crumpe xxijs

Fraunces Hill iiijs

Richard Farmer xvjd

Thomas Thornton ijs viijd

Willm. Warall xs

John Hughes xs iiijd

Humfrey Farmer ijs

Willm. Hamond xviijd

Som. is £x xviijs vjd

Exhibitur per Lawrence

xiij Januarij 1596 iuxta etc. 1596

probatum Juramento

Procuratoris etc. coram

 

40.                                                                                          JOHN DOLMAN 1566 (From Acts of Office)

 

In the name of god Amen the iiijth. day of Februarie in the yere of our lord god 1566 I John Dolman of Cleobury Mortymer in the dioc. of Heref. make my laste will and testament in manner and forme folowinge Firste I comend my sowle into the mercifull handes of almightie god and my body to christen buriall

Item I geve graunte assigne and bequethe to Johan Dolman my wiffe all my meeses burgages houses buldinges landes tenementes and all other my heredytamentes what so ever they be together with all my annuities leases takinges Rentes Revercions and services commodities and profittes with all my righte title interest and term of yeres what so ever the be (sic), to me nowe belonginge and yet enduringe excepte one howse & two burgages in the towne of Clebury Mortymer aforeseide nowe in the holdinge of Thomas Farmor To have & to holde all the seide messuages burgages landes tenementes annuyties leases and other the premisses unto the seide Johan Dolman for terme of her liffe excepte before excepte not withestandinge it is my will that Margery Brynton shall have after my decease at the handes of the seide Johan Dolman suche like bargayne of all the farme of Rowley that is nowe in my occupacion and in the occupacion of William Bryneton her husband as the seide William Bryneton nowe hathe of me as appaearithe by indentures of bargayne thereof betwene him and me for & duringe the terme of the liff of the seid Margerie Bryton except three parcelles of the same farme one called the Parcke medowe an other called the medowe wodd an other called the Cocke shoote woodd wch. three parcelles I will that the seide Johan Dolman shall have to her owne proper use duringe the terme and yeres of the lease of the seide farme And also it is my will that the seid Johan Dolman and Margery Bryton shall suffer Thomas Dalowe to have sufficient somer meate and wynter meate for two kyne to be kepte in and upon theire parte of the farme of Rowley duringe the terme of the lease of the same farme upon condicion that the same Thomas Dalowe shall ayde and assiste my seide wiffe in all her necessarie busynes & to see that shee shall have all her parte of all suche profittes as to her shall belonge in and upon the seide farme at all tymes duringe the seide terme she the seide Joahn Dolman bearinge his reasonable chardges And the seide Margerie Bryton to occupie the reste of the seide farme accordingly as is before expressed and not otherwise duringe the terme of the seide lease yf the seide Margerye Bryton do so longe lieve, yeldinge & payenge hereby to the seide Johan Dolman xxs of current Englishe money as is mencioned in the same lease of bargayne of the premisses over and besydes all other caveantes and bargaynes comprysed in the same lease And if the seide Margery Bryton happen to decease beofre the terme and yeres in the lease of the sayde farme be fullie expyred Then I will that Andrewe Dalowe my sisters son shall have & occupie the seide farme in lieke manner and forme as is afore appoynted & lymeted to the seide Margerye Brynton the seide three parcelles of lande of the same farme beinge reserved to the sayde Johan Dolman duringe the terme of her lieff Item I will that wheare as my bother Edward Dolman hathe & holdithe at my handes a parcell of the seide farme of Rowley that the same Edward Dolman shall have holde & enioye the seid parcell of lande duringe the terme of his lease wch. he hathe of me thereof And wheare as he payethe nowe to me xs yerely therefor I will that after my decease he sall paye but only iiijd yerely for the same to the seide Johan Dolman my wiffe duringe furthe his terme therein Item I geve to my seide brother Edward Dolman my best gowne and my worsted Jacket

Item if the bargayne of my landes betwene John Shormon and me do take effecte Then I will geve and bequethe to my brother Edwardes Dolman two sonnes Thomas Dolman and John Dolman equally betwene them £xx of the xlti marckes wch. the seide John Shorman standes bownden to paye me myne heires or assignes for the seide landes And I geve & bequethe £vj xiijs iiijd Resydwe of the seide xl marckes to the seide Thomas Dalowe And it is my will that my seide brther (sic) sones and the saide Thomas Dalowe shall have a letter of attorney of my executors to receve the same if neede shall require And not to demaunde or troble myne executors for the same or for any parte thereof Item geve to the seide Thomas Dalowe a cowe and an heiffer my best cote my best hosen & my beste shertte

Item I geve to the seide Andrewe Dalowe a cowe & an heiffer and tene shippe

Item I geve to Joice Elcocke an heiffer of three yeres olde to her childerne vj shippe

Item I geve to William Bryneton x shippe

Item I geve to Elisabe Dalowe my sisters doughter xxs if she be lievinge and do demaunde the same in her owne person persenlly of myn executors

Item I geve to Edward Elcocke two heiffers

Item I geve to William Oggan two heiffers and a bedd and all that therto belongithe

Item I geve to my servaunte Elize one heiffer

Item I geve to every one of my god childerne xijd apece

Item I geve to the seide Thomas Dalowe a fetherbedd and all that thereto belongithe iiijor pewter dishes and a cawtherne

Item Igeve to the saide Andrewe Dalowe a bedd and all that therto belongithe iiijto pewter dishes and my best brasse potte save one

Item I geve to Edward Elcocke a bedd and all that therto belongithe iiijor pewter dishes two sawcers and a brasse potte

Item I geve to my brother Edward Dolman a bedd and all that therto belongithe

Item I geve to the seide Margerye Brynton a bedd and all that thereto belongithe two pewter dishes & a cawthorne And all the seide beddes with theire belonginges and all the seide pewter and brasse to be delyvered to the seide legatores at the tyme of the deathe of the seide Johan Dolman my wiffe and in the meane tyme she the seide Johan Dolman to occupie the same And if my seide wiffe do happen to marie agayne after my decease Then I will that all the seide beddes with theire belonginges and all the seide pewter & brasse shall be delyvered at the tyme of her mariage withoute delaye

Item I geve to the seide Thomas Dolman my brother Edwardes Dolman’s son my beste brasse potte and to John Dolman son of the saide Edward Dolman my best panne and the seide potte and pan to be delyvered to the seide Thomas Dolman & John Dolman at the decease of the seide Johan Dolman my wiffe and not before and in the meane tyme she to have the occupacion of the same

Item I geve fowre strike of corne yerely and the same to be baked in small loves and distributed to the pooreste folckes of the parishe of Clebury Mortymer two strickes upon good fridaye & two strickes upon all sowles daye yerely duringe the naturall lieff of the seide Johan Dolman my wiffe.

The resydwe of all my goodes cattelles & debtes these my legacies herein conteyned and my funerall expences beinge paide and dischardged I geve and bequethe to the saide Johan Dolman my wiffe wch. Johan Dolman I ordayne constitute and make my sole executrix of this my laste will and testament and oversear of the same Humfrey Hill gent. And I geve unto the same Humfrey Hill xs for his paynes besides his chardges conceninge the saide oversighte And if the saide Johan Dolman my wiffe do refuse the execucuion and probacion of this my seide laste will & testament and be not content therewithe Then my wille is that the seide Edward Dolman my brother shalbe my executor of this same my will & testament these beinge wiktnesses John Holte clerke Reinolde Sheaperde Thomas Holte of Clebury Northe

Debtes owingr to the seide testator

First the executors of Nicholas Purslowe gent. deceased £vj

as apperithe by specialtie of hande of the saide Nicholas Purslowe

Item Ladie Marie Cornewall xxs

Item Newman of Kynvare £iiij vjs viijd

Item Thomas Wilde of Kynvare foresayde xiijs iiijd

Item Humfrey Bate of Kynvare xxiijs iiijd

Item William Stockes of Forffilde xiijs iiijd

Item Richard Uncle of Curdale xxvjs viijd

Item William Wyer of Cleobury Mortymer xxxijs

Item Humfrey Stockewall of Bayton xxxijs

witnes as aforesayd

A codicyll made by the seide testator the second daye of Maye Anno domini 1567 wch. he willed to be annexed unto his testament above written asd parcell thereof and to be accomplished by his executor hereafter ensuethe

Moreover my will is that if it happen thet Johan Dolman my wiffe to decease before the lease of my farme called Rowlery be expired and ended that the parte thereof that Johan Dolman my seide wiffe nowe dothe occupie shall be equally devyded betwixte Thomas Dalowe & Andrew Dalowe his brother my sisters sones and to theire heires duroinge my saide lease

Item I geve and bequethe unto the saide Andrewe Dalowe and to the heires of his bodie lawfully begoten after the decease of Johan Dolman my wiffe my leosowe or medowe called the Pieke lyeinge in the parishe of Neene save and for lacke suche heires the saide lesowe or medowe to Edward Elcocke my sisters daughters son and to the heires of his bodie lawfully begoten the foresaide Andrewe Dalowe and Edward Elcocke payenge therfore yerely unto the heires of Edward Doleman xijd further if it happen the foresayde AndreweDallowe to deceasse withour heires of his bodie lawfully begoten Than my will is that Edward Elcocke my sisters daughters son as is aforesayde shall havemy howse with thappertenances thereunto belonginge at the mylle gate to him and to his heires for ever Also I make oversear of my laste wull and testament Edmond Hill gent. together with his cosen Humfrey Hill gent. and I geve to the seide Edmond Hill for his paynes to be takern with his costes and chardges in lieke sorte as I have willed and geven unto his saide coson Humfrey Hill gent. These beinge witnesses at the makinge of this codicill Sir Richard Blacon vicar of Clebury Mortymer and Robert Hayles

(Also from the Court 1567)

viij die mensis Augusti Heref. in aula venerabilis viri magistri Walter Jons in legibus baccall. et precentor. ecclesie Cathedralis Heref. quedam Johanna Dollman parochie de Cleburye Mortymer Heref. dioc. vidua et executrix Johannis Dollman de Clebury predicte defuncti constituit magistrum Richardum Mathockes in legibus baccall. suum procuratoremad exhibendum testamentum dicti Johannis dicti Johannis Dollman defuncti illudque approbari et infirmari petend. Necnon administracionem bonorum Jurium et creditorum dicti defuncti obtinend. Necnon fidele Inventarium huiusmodi bonorum Jurium et creditorum exhibend. Inquirendque quodcumque licitum et honestum in animam dicte constituentis scribend. Ceteraque omnia et singula quecumque in premissis necessarium faciend. et expediend. iuxta formam propri in presentia Humfridi Toye de London Roberti Hailes de Clebury Mortymer et mei Johannis Masey notarij publici

Executor testamenti Johannis Dolleman parochie de Cleubury Mortymer viz. Johanna eiusdem relicta xij die mensis Augusti Heref. in Camera discreti viz. magistri Henrici Tanner in legibus baccall. prenominati venerabilis viri magistri Edwardi Threlkeld legum doctoris etc. legitimi deputati ac substituti comparuit magister Richardus Mathackes in legibus bacall. et allegavit se esse procuratorem dicte Johanne alias apud ac legitime contitutum et obtulit procuratorium suum et fecit se parte pro eadem Johanna Necnon testamentum dicti defuncti exhibuit idem approbari et insimuari petijt Administracionem omnium et singulorum bonorum Jurium et creditorum dicte Johanne concedi postulavit unde dominus ad peticionem dicti Richardi Mathockes pro valore dicti testamenti pronunciavit, ac idem testamentum approbari et insinuari decrevit ac illud testamentum approbavit et insinuari mandavit Commissaque fuit et est administracio omnium et singulaorum bonorum Jurium et creditorum dicti defuncti prenominate Johanne in persona dicti magistri Richardi Mathockes in forma Huris Jurati salvo Jure cuiuscumque etc. et dictus Richardus Mathockes habet exhibere Inventarium in prox. pasche vel aliquo die citra et solvit vs

 

41.                                                                                          THOMAS DOLMAN 1542

 

In dei nomine the xxth. day of Aprill in the yere of our lord god A mcccccxlij I Thomas Dolman hole of mynde and seke in bodye after this manner make my testament & wyll first I bequeth my soule to almightie god & to his blessed mother & to all ye sayntes in hevyn and my body to be buryed in our lady Chauncell of Cleobury Mortymer

Item I wyll yt my bodye be honestly brought home and that my herse be honestly prepared & ordenyd by the diken of the Church & that my executes shall well & truly Content & pay yrfore

Item I geve to the mother church of Hereford iiijd

Item I dyd geve an house xxvj yeres of ye Reign of our Soveraign lord kyng Henry the eight to Elnor (Dolman) Dalow my doughter lyeing in the northe streit of Cleobre Mortymer betwixt the ground of our lady on the wonsyde and Borastons ground upon the other syde now in the possession of the seid Elnor (Dolman) Dalow To have & to hold the seid house with theappurtenances for time of here lyfe and after here deceas I geve hit to Elsabeth Dalow her doughter if she kepe her honestly in mean tyme orels to the heyrs of the seid Elnor (Dolman) Dalow yf Edward Dalow Can prove the gyft of the house afore seid with witnes biffore master Stovard or master Hyll I grant it as it is above specified

Item I geve Syr Humfrey Dolman my Son Kennettes Closse

Item I geve an heyfor to Elsabeth Dalow of ij yeres age Color blake

The rest of my goodes not bequethed my funeralles and dettes paid I geve to Edith Dolman my wife Also I make Edith Dolman my wife and Sir Humfrey Dolman my son myne executors to dispose it for the helth of my soulle by the Councell and advise of master Hyll gentylmon And that they do no thyng without his Consent for hym I do make myne oversear

Also I Revoke and declare all other testamentes made biffore the de date hereof to stand as void And of none effect

Allso I the seid Thomas Dolman knolege myselfe that I never purchessed land but that Edith Dolman my wife was joynt purchesser with me Witnes to this last will Rychard Newall John Newall Humfrey Parkens John Uncle Robert Newall Wyllm. Kynnett Humfrey Cooke John Lane with other

executore retro scripto

et infra nominato

domino Humfrido Jurato et ord: probacionis teste ---- in forma iuris iurato etc.

 

42.                                                                                          THOMAS DURNELL 1638

 

In The Name of God Amen The fifteenth day of May Anno Dom: 1638 I Thomas Durnell thelder of Bransley in the parishe of Clybery Mortimer the County of Sallop and Diocesse of Hereford husbandman being sicke in body but of good and perfecte memory (prayse be God doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament Nuncupative in maner followeing first and principally I Committ and Commende my Soule into the mercifull handes of Almighty God my maker and of Jesus Christ my most righteous Redeemer by whose precious death and bloud sheding I trust assuredly to be saved and made partakers of everlasting Life and Salvation And my body to Cstian buriall Item I give and bequeath unto Jone Durnell my now wife all my goodes and houshold stuffe debtes Chattells and Cattell whatsoever or wheresoever And my minde and will it is that Jone Durnell my sayd wife shall have the disposeing of All my sayd goods houshold stuffe debts Chattells & cattell during her sayd Life and after her decease to remayne unto my sayd Children that be then Living to be equally devided betwixt them And lastly I doe ordayne and make Jone Durnell mt sayd wife my whole and sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament Nuncupative

These being wittnesses

John Barker

Humfrey Norgrove thelder

Andrew Unckell

Probatum ix Octobris 1638 coram domino officiali etc. in presentia E. G-s iuramento Joanae Durnell Relicte et executricis in eodem nominate cui comissa fuit administracio etc. Inventarium £25 2s 4d

 

43.                                                                                          WILLIAM EDWARDS 1643

 

August 20 1643:

William Edwards of the Heathills in the parrish of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Sallop and diocesse of Hereford furnace founder being sick in body but of perfect memory (thanks be to god) declared his last will and testament nuncupative the day and yeare abovewritten in manner followinge

First he recommended his soule into the handes of his creator hoping to be saved by the merrites of Jesus christ and his body to be buried in christian buriall

Item he did give and bequeath all his goods moneyes and debtes whatsoever unto Francis Edwardes his sonn and did nominate and appoynt the same Francis his said sonn to be the sole executor of this his said will and testament

witnesses hereunto

Luke Wheeler

Richard Butcher

Thomas Baldwin

ultimo die mensis Aprilis 1644 apud Ludlowe coram domino vicario generali ir. exhibuit Inventarium £19 9s 2d

 

44.                                                                                          JOHN ELF 1618

 

In the name of God Amen The xxxth day of Januarye in the yere of our lord god one thowsand six hundred and eyghtene I John Elf of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford husbandman being e sicke and weake of bodye but of whole and perfecte memorye god be praysed doe constitute ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge that is to say, first I commend my sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker hooping assuredly throughe the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of lyffe everlasting And I Commend my body to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Elf my brother xls

Item I give and bequethe to Katherin Elf my sister the som of xls

The Residew of all and singuler my goodes Cattells and Chattells movebale and unmoveable unbequeethed my debtes payd my funerall expenses fulfilled and these my legacyes in this my last will and Testament performed, I give and bequeethe unto Margarett Elf my wief And I doe ordayne and make the said Margarett Elf my wief, my sole and lawfull executrix truly to performe this my last will and Testament with effecte In wittnes whereof I have hereunt put my hand and seale dated the day and yere first above written

Debtes owinge to the said Testator

Humfrey Crundall of Meerebrooke owethe £vj

George Bache of Cleobury Mortimer owethe lvs

Richard Wyer of Curdall xxvs and the interest of it for vij yeres and upwardes

Richard Freendes owethe for malt £iij iiijs

Thomas Elf owethe xlixs

Katherine Bennet owethe xxs

Mr Langford of Ludlowe ixs

George Phillips owethe xiiijs

Joyse Newall ijs viijd

Wm. Norgrove iijs iiijd

Jane Jennins vs

Richard Millard xviijd

Thomas Adams vijs

John Hill of Bayton vijs iiijd

Steward of Farelow xjs

Richard Ockley viijs

John Roe xxd

Thomas Checkleton xvd

Richard Pyper ijs

Thomas Conde xxijs viijd

Fraunces Bache xijs viijd

Debtes which the said testator dothe owe

To John Powntney xls

To Margery Stockall xxxixs

To Willm. Warrald xxs

Sealed and delivered in John Elf

the presence and his marke

sight of

William Newall

Richard Farmer his marke

Rich: Osland

Nono die mensis Februarij Anno domini iuxta etc. 1618 in ecclesia parochiali de Ludlowe coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin artium magistro deputato etc.

Probatum fuit Testamentum infrascriptum iuramento executricis in eodem testamento nominate cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £xlvij ijs ixd

 

45.                                                                                          WILLIAM HELFE 1556

 

In the name of god Amen the xij daye of August and in the yere of owre lorde god mccccclvj I Wyllm. Helfe of Corwall & in the pareshe of Clyburye Mortymer beynge of good memorye mak my wyll & Testament In maner & forme foloyng fyrste I bequeth my Soule to Allmyghty god and to all the blesyd company of heaven And my body to be byryed in the chourche yordee of Clyburye Mortimer

Item I geve to the heyght Altar for my tewys forgoton yf any be iiijd

Allso I geve to my paryche chourche vjd

Allso I geve to my sone Houfrey Helfe the Brerey Forlonge Immediately after my dessese payng yerely dewryng the Indenture viijs Allso I geve and bequethe to my wyffe Elzabet Helfe halfe the takyng of Rowhyll dewryng hyr lyffe acciordyng to a Indenture and After hur dessese them my sone Wyllm. Helfe to have an Ijoye the holle lease

Allso I geve to my sayde wyfe Elzabet Helfe the lease of my howse in Cordwall dwrynge hyr naturall lyfe and affter hyr dessese she to geve hyt to wyche of my chyldren she wyll

Allso my chyldrne that be on maryed I put unto my wyfes descretion to geve them as she maye spare hyt to helpe them that have of neade my dettes payde & my legacies performyd then the Reasydw of all my goodes movabull & on moveabull I geve to my wyfe Elzabethe Helfe whome I do constitud & make to be my soulle executryxe for the performanse of this my last wyll berynge wyttnes Edwarde Toye Clerke vicar of Clyburye Mortimer Edwarde A Wyre of Malley Thomas Chapeman with other

 

46.                                                                                          WILLIAM ELFFE 1572

 

In the name of god Amen I Wyllyam Elffe of the paryshe of Cleobury Mortymar beynge sycke of body and whole in Remembrance do make my last wyll & testament

Item I mak my wyffe Alyce Elfe my full executrix to se me browght ----

Item I bequethe my soule to Almyghtye god & my body to be buryed in the Churchyard of Cleobury

Item I geve & bequethe to Alyce Elfe my wyffe my cowe & my two lammes & althynges belongynge to them & all my brasse & pewter & all the Rest of my goodes & my parte of the lease of the Rowhyll wch. she hathe yn possession to paye my dettes & to brynge up my three chyldren

Item I geve & bequethe to my dowghter Margerye Elfe the other parte of the lease wch. ys yn the the custodye of my mother Elysabeth Elffe wyddowe Iff she deceasse before the yeares be expyred Thys I have caused to be made one the xth. daye of October Anno domini 1572 yn the xiiij yere of the Raygne of or Soveraygen lady Elysabethe by the grace of god of Englaynde Fraunce & Irelande gridand defender of the faythe et c. In wytnesse herof Rychard Blacon clerke Thomas Chapman Wyllyam Bedowe

 

47.                                                                                          FRAUNCIS EVANS 1636

 

In the name of god Amen the fifthe day of Julie in the yeare of our Lord god one thowsand six hundred thirtie sixe, I Frauncis Evans of Cleobury Mortimer within the Countie of Salop and dioces of Heref. Taylor weake and sicke in bodie but of good and perfecte memorie prayse be given to almightie god for the same make this Testament declaringe there in my last will in maner and forme followinge First I Comend my sowle to almightie god my maker and redeemer hopinge of a Joyfull resurrection at the later day and my Bodie to be Buried in Christen Buriall

Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Evans my sonne one Joyned Bedsteed one Chest and three Coffers and two Barrells remayninge in my howse at Burford And a paier of Cobbardes and a whiskett in the posession of John Griffittes my will is and I give the said Cobbardes and whiskett to Elizabethe Griffittes the daughtor of the said John Griffittes

Item I give and bequeathe to my said sonne Thomas Evans one great Brasse Panne and a great Brasse Pott beinge and remayninge in the howse of Anne Barber widdowe in the said parishe of Burford

Item there is remayninge in the howse of the said Anne Barber an other lesser Brasse Panne the wch I give and bequeathe to Marie Bowman the daughter of William Bowman,

Item I give and bequeathe to my said sonne Thomas Evans one fether bed one Boulster one Canvas and two Blankittes three sheetes of hempen and one of hurden, two Brasse Pottes one Brasse Posnett sixe great dishes of Pewter fower Counterfate dishes of Pewter, two dozen of spoones a Brasse Candle sticke, three small pewter sacers one Brewinge stond one newe Bible one newew shuite of frice, a doublett of Leathor and a Cloth hose, one other shuite of Clothe two hattes fower paier of stockinges three Bandes one flaxen shirt one hempen shirt and a hurden shirt, two stuffe dublettes one Pewter Chamber pott;

Item I give and bequeathe to Richard Bowman xxs of lawfull Englishe money, and to Elizabethe Bowman his wife Twentie shillinges, Item I give and bequeathe to Martha Bowman two shillinges

Item I give and Bequeathe to Robert Bowman two shillinges,

Item I give and bequeathe to Margarett Newall daughter of Wm. Newall xijd,

Item I give and bequeathe to William Newall the sonne of the said William Newall xijd,

Item I give and bequeathe to Elizabethe Newall the daughter of Thomas Newall xijd,

Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Newall one paier of Bootes and two paier of Shoes

Item I give and bequeath and my will is that Catherene Evans my wife shall have all the goodes or househould stuffe wch was hirs before our marriage, I alsoe give unto hir Three powndes whereof xviijs remaynethe in the handes of John Pountney

Item I give and bequeath to Jane Barber three shillinges fower pence,

Item I give and bequeath to James Jones two shillinges of lawfull Englishe money Item whereas I have fower powndes of wooll my will is and I give and bequeath two powndes thereof to Joyce Newall wife of William Newall and the other two powndes to Anne Newall wife of Thomas Newall,

Item I give and bequeath to Johane Constable my goddaughter ijs,

Item I give to Thomas Withy ijs,

Item I give to Joyce Morgan the wife of David Morgan Twelve pence,

Item I give to David Griffittes Twelve pence,

Item my will is and I will leave to the disposing of my executor hereafter named Three powndes for my funerall expences parte thereof to be bestowed for a sheete for a Coffin and to the Ringers

Item my will is and I do desire my executor to give to some Ringers in Tenbury to Ringe a pealle for me there xviijd, and the like somme of xviijd to other some ringers in Burford to ringe a Peall for me there I doe alsoe give,

Item I give to Anne Corbittes yongest Child xijd, and to Elizabethe Butlers yongest Child xijd bothe the said women beinge widowes Item lastly I doe ordayne and make William Bowman my sole executor to execute this my last will and Testament accordinge to my trewe Intente and meaninge In witnes hereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare first before mencioned in the presence of the witnesses under named

John Poyner

Jaspor Dudlicke

debtes owinge to Frauncis Evans with specialtie

Bargayne of lambes Thomas Newall at the price of 4 markes & x grotes

Item the said Thomas Newall by Bill xixs vd

Thomas Angell xxijs

John Pierce xls

William Newall xljs

More his wife iiijs iiijd

Some is £vj vjs ixd

without specialtie

George Mantle and John Monke xiijs

Gabriell Holland xs

My Tenaunt Rowland Mories due at Tenbury faier for rent xs

Thomas Turnor of Burford ijs

John Redding of Burford ijs

xs

Some is xliiijs

Som. totalis £viij xs ixd

Ludlowe 14 Feb: Anno domini iuxta etc. 1636

iuramento Bowman Executoris Coram magistro Colbatche cui Commissa fuit Administracio etc. exhibuit Inventarium ad summam £14 11s 3d

 

48.                                                                                          ELIZABETH FARMER 1572

 

In dei nomine Amen 1572 the xxjth daye of August -------------------the Reigne of our sovereigne Ldie Elizabeth by the Grace of god of England Fraunce and Irelande Quene defender of the faith etc. I Elizabeth Farmer the wiffe of John Farmer syke in body but of perfytt mynde & memory thankes be gyven to god therefore, do constitute & make my last will & testament in maner & forme folowinge First I bequeth my Soule to Almyghtie my creator & Jesus christ his sonne my onlie saviour & redemer

Item I bequeth to my sonne Richard Farmer three poundes Lawfull money

Item to John Farmer the sonne of Ricus. Farmer one ewe & a lambe

Item to every godchild iiijd

Item to the poore of Clebyrie Town & parishe xs

Item to Jone Farmer the daughter of Thomas Farmer one heafer calfe to everye servant in my house vjd

Item to my sonne Edward Farmer one cubord & flaxen Towell my dettes payd my funeralles Costes discharged,

I gyve all the rest of my goodes to my sonnes that is to say to Willm. Farmer & Homfrey Farmer to be equallie devyded betwixt them savinge that I will that my Sonne Homfrey Farmer shall have all my parte of oxen & teme with waynes ploughes & other thinges belongyng thereunto

And my sone Willm. Farmer shall have all my Keyne with my parte of one cheaser

Item I constitute ordene, & make my twoo sonnes Willm. Farmer & Homfrey Farmer my true & lawfull executors of my last will & testament

Item I make my sonne Edward Farmer oversear of this my last will & testament may be trulie performed Thies being wytnesses Willm. Tayler vicar there Willm. Farmer Thomas Dowman & others

dettes that I owe

To Elizabeth Wyar the daughter of John Wyar at her daye of marriage £ideo

 

49.                                                                                          JAMES FARMER 1540

 

In dei nomine Amen ego Jacobus Farmer mentis compos eger tamen in corpore 17 die mensis Juni anno domini 1540 sub hac forma mentis facio ac constituto testamentum Imprimis do et lego animam meam deo omnipotenti ac meo beateque Marie celestis quaque curie agminis et meum ecclesiastica sepulture ---umandum funeralibus pompis pactis do et lego omnia bona mea mobilia & immobiolia (uno bove unaque iuvenca tantum exceptis) Margarethe uxore mee ut melius nutricet nostros adolescentulos quam in confitus executrice de exceptic. bone do & lego Joanni filio meo et filio meo Edwardo lego iuvencam testactibus dominus Joanne Gorle Joanne Farmer and alijs hec sunr que in debentur

a dicto Joanne Blount xls quos a me mutuabatur

Et a Rollando Cok xiiijs pro vacca quam a me emerat et nota quod dictus Rollandus quinque iuvencas recepit a me in pasturis suis erraturas quousque singule haberent vitulos se sequentes propter hoc recepit iuvencum sic ex quinque iuvencis unam recepi cum tergore alterij sic tres remanent cum dicto Rollando

 

50.                                                                                          JOANE FARMER 1661

 

In the name of God Amen the 27th. day of November in the xiijth. yeare of Kinge Charles the second, and in the yeare of our Lord 1661: I Joane Farmer of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop widdow, beinge sick and weake in body but in good & perfect memory thankes bee unto almighty God, doe make this my last will and testament in manner & forme followeinge, that is to say, First I give and bequeath my soule into the handes of Almighty god my only saviour and reddemer, And my body to the Earth from whence it came And for the rest of my worldly goodes, I doe hereby dispose of as followeth

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth (Farmer) Nuall my daughter my best black gowne and one pewter platter

Item I give unto my daughter Margarett (Farmer) Stuard my best stamell petticoate,my best hatt my best Ruffe Two Wastcoates one large blew Apron and one pewter dish

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Ellinor Farmer one stuffe Apron one Ruffe and my best smock

Item I give unto Margarett Winwood widdow, one old upper petticoate and an under pettycoate

Item I give and bequeaht unto my sonne Willm. Farmer one pewter platter, and to his wyfe my second red pettycoate

Item I give and bequeath unto Margarett Farmer my Grandchild one pewter platter

And all the rest of my goodes Cattells Chattells and debtes whatsoever undisposed my funerall expences beinge discharged I give and bequeath unto Richard Farmer and John Farmer Two of my sayd sonnes, whome I doe hereby nominat and appoynt my Executors of this my last will and testament In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale the day and yeare first above wrytten

Sealed and delivered in

the presence

Robert Goodwin the marke of

Henfield Joane Farmer

John Bach

14 Aprilis 1663

jurati executores coram me Tho: Holland

A true & perect Inventory of all the goodes Cattells & Chattells which were of Joane Farmer of Cleobury Mortimer the County of Salop wyddow deceased taken and apprized the fower and Twentieth day of March in the xiiijth yeare of Kinge Charles the second and in the yeare of our lord god 1661: By us whose names are underwritten

£ s d

Imprimis Eight dishes of pewter 00 16 00

Item one Chest and one Coffer 00 08 00

Item 3 napkins 00 01 00

Item one pillowesbeare 00 01 06

Item 2 dryping pans 00 03 00

Item 3 spittes & one per of Cobbardes 00 03 06

Item one bastinge spoone 00 00 02

Item one bason and 3 other lyttle pewter dishes 00 03 00

Item 3 barrells 00 04 00

Item one Chafinge dish 00 00 02

Item one fryeinge pan 00 01 00

Item 5 Brasse kettles 00 13 04

Item skymmer 00 00 03

Item 2 Table bordes & 2 formes 00 10 00

Item one Chaffe bed 00 02 06

Item 2 Cupbordes 00 06 08

Item 2 kneadeinge vessells and one Trough 00 02 06

Item 4 payre & one sheete of hurden 00 09 00

Item one flaxen sheete and one Tablecloth 00 05 00

Item one Coffer in thye seller 00 00 06

Item one payre of Lynkes & 2 payre of potthookes 00 01 00

Item one hurden Tablecloth 00 01 00

Item 4 Canvasses 00 06 00

Item 2 Thrumclothes 00 00 06

Item 3 bolsters and one pillow

Item one Coverlid 00 00 03

Item 4 slypps of hemptonyarne 00 04 00

Item her wareinge Apparell & money in her purse 02 00 00

Item for goodes unseene & unpraysed 00 01 00

07 08 07

Robert Goodwin vicar

Henfield: one ofhilock

John Bach

Exhibita fuit huiusmodi Inventarium apud Ludlow 14 die Aprilis 1663 per Richardum Farmer et Johannem Farmer filios Executores etc.

 

51.                                                                                          THOMAS FARMER 1645

 

In the name of god Amen the Eighteenthe day of November in the yeare of our lord god one thowsand sixe hundred fortie five I Thomas Farmer of Cleobury Mortimer within the Countie of Salop Blacksmithe weake and sicke in bodie but of good and perfecte memory prayse be given to almightie god for the same make this my Testament declaringe therein my last will in maner and forme followinge: first I Comend my soule to almightie god my maker and redeemer hopinge of a Joyfull resurrection at the later day and my bodie to be buried in Christen buriall,

Item I give and bequeathe unto Anne Farmer my wife and Edward Farmer my sonne all my estate right Interest and title wch. I have of in and to two parcells of land lying and beinge within the Towneship of Cleobury Mortimer and Countie of Sallop aforesaid Joyntly betweene them, the one Called by the name of Sidebrakes the other by the name of the Millhill wch. I hould of the demise and graunt of John Simkins and Humfrey Simkins his sonne for many yeares yet to Com and unexpired as by one paper of Indenture as thereof made sealed and delivered at large appearethe

Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Farmer my sonne Eighte powndes to be payed unto John Farmer my Brother within two yeares next after my deceasse, to place him my said sonne apprentice and the rest to be sett forth to the best advantage untill he accomplishe the age of twentie and one yeares, and yf yt happen the said Thomas Farmer my sonne to deceasse before he sahll accomplishe the full age of xxj yeares then my will is, that such money that shall then remayne and be, of the said £viij in the handes of my said Brother with the Increase thereof shall remayne to my two other Childrene Joyntly betweene them namely Edward Farmer and Sara Farmer

Item I give and bequeathe to Richard Farmer my sonne fortie shillinges to be payed unto him within the space of Seaven yeares next after my deceasse, and my will is that yf he happen to deceasse within the said space of Seaven yeares then the said fortie shillinges to remayne to my two yongest Childrene Joyntley,

Item I give and bequeathe to Sara Farmer my daughter sixe poundes to be payed unto Richard Hubbauld my wives brother in lawe within one yeare next after my deceasse to be sett forth to the best advantage for hir untill she shall be married or accomplishe the full age of twentie and one yeares, whether shall first happen to be

Item all the rest of of my goodes and Cattells whatsoever unbequeathed my debtes and funerall expences first beinge payed and discharged I give and bequeathe to Anne Farmer my wife who I doe ordayne and make my sole executrixe, to execute this my last will and Testament, and my will further is that yf my said wife shall at any time hereafter happen to marry with any man that then the one halfe of my last mencioned goodes and Cattells thyen remayninge shall Com and remayne unto my said Childrene equally to be devided amongest them, In witnes hereof I have hereunt put my hand and seale the day and yeare aforesaid in the presence of the witnesses whose names are subscribed witnesses hereunto

Henry Pennell

Thomas Newall de perte.

John Farmer the marke of

Jasper Dudlicke Thomas Farmer

Secto die mensis Januarij Anno domini iuxta etc. 1645 apud Rocke coram domino Georgio Benson s: Theo. professore surrogato etc. probatum fuit huiusmodi testamentum iur. Annae Farmer relicte et executricis etc. Cui commissa est administracio etc. salvo etc.

An Inventorie of the goodes Chattells Cattells and debtes of Thomas Farmer late of Cleobury Mortimer witin the Countie of Sallop deceassed Indiferently valued and praysed by Henry Pennell of Bayton within the Countie of Worcester yeaman John Farmer brother of the said Thomas Farmer, and Thomas Newall of Cleobury aforesaid Corvisor aforesaid Corvisor the tenthe day of December 1645

Imprimis two kine price £iiij

Item a Chattell lease for two parcells of land with the Testator held by Indenture of lease from John Simkins & others for Certayne yeares yet to Com valued at £viij

Item one Sowe and one pigge xs

Item pewter of all sortes vjs viijd

Item one little Iron pott and fower brasse kettles xs

Item two flockbeddes with the beddclothes and appertinances there unto belonginge price xxs

Item linnens sheetes and Apery ware of all sortes xs

Item one Table bord with a frame one Colbord with shelves & stooles xs

Item two Joyned Chestes and two old Coffers vjs viijd

Item Pathokes --one Grate and all Iron ware belonginge to the fire and one fryinge panne iiijs

Item Coperie ware and treene ware of all sortes iijs

Item debtes owing with specialtie £xxj

Item his weringe apparell and money in his purse xxs

Item hempe dressed & undressed xs

Item thinges forgotten and unpraysed iijs iiijd

Some £38 14s 8d

6 Januarij 1645 iuxta etc. exhibit. etc. pro vero etc. per Annam rel. et executricem etc. sub prot. etc. si etc.

 

52.                                                                                          HUMFRY FARMER alias SMYTH 1594/5

 

In the name of god amen the xxiijth daye of March in the xxxvjth. yeare of the queenes majesties Raigne that now is I Humfry Farmer alias Smyth of Cliburye Mortimar in the County of Salopp smyth beinge socke in bodye but in perfect Remenbraunce prayse be to god doe make my last wyll and testament in maner and forme folowinge that is to saye first I Comend my soule unto Almyghtie god and my bodye to be buried in the parish Churchyard of Cliburie aforesayd

Item I give and bequeth unto George Farmor my sones sone, the on halfe of all my landes lyinge and beinge within the parishe of Nen Savige and Comondlie called Stepell or eles where

Item I give and bequeth unto Richard Farmor and John Farmor his brother the sones of Edward Farmor my sone the other moytye or halfe of all my landes sett lyinge and beinge in the parishe of Nen Savage Comonlye called Stepell aforesayd or els where

Item I give and bequeth unto George Farmor my sones sone my greatest Anvill and bellis now beinge in the shopp

Item I give and bequeth unto Edward Dallow my Cozen tenn shillinges in mony

Item I give and bequeth unto William Phellipps my sone in lawe too yardes of flaxon cloth delivered into the handes of Elinor Nuaull the first wyfe of Andrew Nuaull by Margret Farmer my wyfe

Item I give and bequeth unto Margret Heare daughter in law unto William Phillipps fortie shillinges

Item I give and bequeth unto William Phillipps my sone in lawe my worst fether bed with the best of the too bolsters

Item I give and bequeth unto Elinor Phillips daughter unto William Phillipes the lest bris pann

Item I give and bequeth unto George Farmer my sones sone my best fether bed that I now lye one with one bolster on keverlet on blanket too Canveces of the best with three hurden sheetes

Item I give and bequeth unto Ales Kinersley daughter unto Harry Kinersley on flock bed in the soller with the bolster too Canvyces on blanket one Coverlet

Item I give and bequeth unto Richard Farmor and John Farmor sones unto Edward Farmor my sone three of my best pewter dishes equallie

Item I give and bequeth unto Edward Farmores other foure Children all the rest of my pewter with too candlestickes

Item I give unto John Kinersley sone unto Harry Kinersley the greatest bras pott

Item I give unto William Phillips on Chafindish

Item I give unto An Farmer daughter unto Edward Farmor my sone the second bras pott

Item I give and bequeth unto William Phillippes sone unto William Phillippes the third bras pott

Item I give Georg Phillipes and Anne Phillipes the Children of William Phillipes too saltes on pen-pott the worst bras pott on ould Caldren

Item I give unto William Phillipes the standing bedsteed I now lye on the table bord and formes Cubbord silinges benches settles with all the wodden stuffe in the kytchin

Item I give unto George Farmer my sones sone the greate Chest & Cofer in my Chamber

Item I doe nominate make and appointe John Farrmor & John Counley my executors to se this my last will performed accordinge to my true meaninge

 

53.                                                                                          RICHARD FARMER alias SMITH 1614

 

In the name of God Amen the xth day of Aprill in the yeare of our lord god 1614 I Richard Farmer als. Smith of Cleburie Mortimer in the county of Salopp and dioces of Hereford blacksmith beinge sicke in bodie and of waeke of bodie but of whole and perfect memorie god be praysed doe ordaine & make this my Last will and testament in manner and forme followeinge vizt. First I commend my soule into the handes of allmightie my maker. And I commend my bodie to the earth whereof it is made

Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Farmer als. Smith my sister the somme of seaven powndes of currant englishe money to be paied unto her within five yeares next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to Joice Farmer als. Smith my sister the somme of five poundes of Lawfull Englishe money to be paid to her within six yeares next ensewinge after my decease

Item I give unto John Farmer als. Smith my brother the somme of xxs to be payd unto him within two yeares next after my decease

The resydewe of all my goodes and Chattells moveable & unmoveable unbequeathed my debtes paid, my funerall expenses fullfilled and these my legacies in this my last will and testament performed I give and bequeath unto Thomas Farmer als. Smith my brother. And I doe consitute ordaine and make the said Thomas my brother my sole and Lawfull executor truelie to performe this my last will and Testament with effect. In wittnes whereof I have here unto putt my hand seale dated the daie and yeare first written

debtes oweinge to me the said testator

Inprimis Richard Osland deacon of Cleburie oweth unto me the somme of xxxs wch. is for the estate right and title wch. I had in a tennement wch. I had from Richard Whittingsloe the said xxxs is to be paid by bargaine uppon the feast day of all Sts. next xxxs

debtes wch. the said testator oweth

Inprimis to Thomas Win vicar Clerke vicar of Neene savadge xxs

Item to William Fones xvjs

Item to John Bache thelder xviijd

Item to Edward Baddam xxs

Item to John Powntney £v xs

Item to Robert Wall £v xs

Sealed and delivered in the presence

and sight of William Counley signum predicti Richardi Farmer als. Smith

Richard Atkis Thomas Elf

his marke

Richus. Osland

 

54.                                                                                          EDWARDE FOXALL 1615

 

In the name of god Amen the xxiiijth day of Marche in the yeare of our lorde god 1615. I Edwarde Foxall of Dudnell in the parish of Clibery Mortimer in the County of Salop and dioces of Hereforde, yeoman beinge sicke in body but of whole and perfect memory god be praysed, do ordayne and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say first I Commende my Sowle into the hands of almighty god my maker hopinge assuredly throughe the only merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of life everlasting and I Commende my body to the earth wherof it is made

Item I give and bequeeth to John Foxall my brothers sonne xijd

Item I give to Richard Foxall xijd

Item I give to Edward Foxall xijd

Item I give and bequeath to Elizabethe Fudger xijd

Item I give to Jane Aprice xijd

Item my will and monde is that Elynor Foxall my wiefe shall have possese and enioye all my parte of corne and grayne which is in bargaine betwene Elinor Foxall kinsewoman and my selfe which bargaine is as followeth all the wheate moncorne and Rye which is sowed the encrease thereof which it shall please god to sende at harvest is by bargayne to be devided as followeth the sayd wheate moncorne and Rye to be husbanded accordinge to the bargaine made and the tithe to be cast out and then to be devided in two parts whereof the sayd Elynor Foxall my kineswoman is to have the one parte and also halfe the other parte in consideration of her charges for the tillinge sowinge and husbandinge therof so that then ther wilbe for the saide Elynor Foxall my wife the fourth parte therof and for the lent tillinge it is to be equally devided betwene the sayd Elynor Foxall my kineswoman and the sayd Elynor Foxall my wiefe and all the hempe and flaxe

Item I give and bequeethe to Thomas Foxall my sonne the brasse pot which is at the howse in the parish of Chelmish wherin I lately dwelt

Item my will intent and minde is that my executrix undernamed shall permite and suffer the sayd Thomas Foxall my sonne to have the use togeather with her of such implementes of houshould of all sorts as are now at the sayd howse in the parish of Chelmish during her naturalle lefe and after her decease the same wholly to remayne and be to the sayd Thomas Foxall my sonne

Item I give and bequethe unto Thomas Brian of Hopton halfe a trike of corne to be delivered unto him at corne harvest next

The residue of all my goodes cattels and Chattels moveable and unmoveable unbequethed my debts payd my funeralls expencese fullfilled, and these my legacyes in this my last will and testament performed I give and bequeethe to the sayd Elynor Foxall my wife and I do constitute ordayne and make the sayd Elynor Foxall my wiefe my sole and lawfull executrix truly to execute and performe this my last will and testament with effect In witnes wherof I have hereunto put my hande and seale dated the day and yeare first above written

Sealed and delivered in

the presence and sighte of

Thomas Brian

John Foxall Signum predicti Edward

Richard Foxall Foxall

Ricus. Osland

Vicesimo nono die mensis Martij Anno domini Millesimo Sexcesimo decimo quinto in Ecclesia parochiali de Ludlowe coram venerabili viro magistro Silvano Griffiths sacre theologie professore reverendi patris domini Roberti permissione divina Heref. Episcopi vicario generali etc.

Probatum fuit testamentum supra scriptum iuramento Elionore Foxall relicte et executricis in eodem testamento nominat. cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. (salvo iure cuiuscumaue) etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £xxxvj iiijs ijd

 

55.                                                                                          JOHN FOXALL 1609

 

In the name of God Amen The xviijth. day of Aprill, in the yeres of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God of England Scotland, Fraunce and Ireland Kinge, defender of the faythe etc. viz. of England, France and Ireland the Seaventhe, And of Majesties raigne of Scotland the xlijth. And in the yere of our Lord God 1609 / I, John Foxall of Dudnell in the perrishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop, and dioces of Hereford yeoman being Sicke, and weake of body but of whole and perfette memorye (God be thanked) Callinge to mynde, that all fleshe must yeld unto death, And remembringe the uncertaintie thereof, doe therefore make this my last will and Testament in maner and forme followinge, Viz. Fyrst, I bequeathe my sowle unto Almightie God my maker, And to Jesus Christ my redeemer, by the merites of whom I hope assuredly to be saved, And my body to Christian buryall

Item I give and bequeathe to my daughter Johane Foxall Twenty merkes of lawful Englishe money, and one featherbedde with all such furniture as belongethe to the same

Item I give and bequeathe to John Foxall my sonne fyve Powndes and ten shillinges

Item I give and bequeathe to Richard Foxall my sonne £vj xiijs iiijd, And also all the Corne growinge and beinge now uppon one Acree of Land alredye named and knowne lyeinge and beinge in Heybridge Fielde

Item I give and bequeahte unto William Foxall my sonne £vj

Item I give and bequeathe unto Edward Foxall my sonne, Six powndes,

Item my will and mynde is, And I doe hereby appoynte and bynde my executor here under named to permitt and suffer Ann Foxall now my wief to have and take the proffitte and commoditie of fowre of my kyne, or fowre other kyne, by him to be appoynted, for and duringe her naturall lief, to be depastured and kepte uppon my freeholde at Dudnell accordinge to the tenor of a Lease thereof by mee made unto Humfrey Fudger to the use of my said wief,

Item I give more to the said Ann Foxall my wief, All the wheate & Corne now growinge and beinge uppon one Acree of Land Alreadye appoynted out lyinge and beinge in the said Heybridge field Provided Alwayes, And my will and mynde is that yf any of my said Children above named, happen to dye beofre they have received his,her, or their Legacye, That then his, her, or their Legacye soe dyinge shall be equally devided amongest the rest of my Children survivinge

Item I give, bequeathe, will and devise, unto Thomas Foxall my eldest sonne All that Messuage or tenement wherein I dwell in Dudnell abovesaid with all Landes Tenementes, Meadowes, Leasowes, Pastures, Edifices Priffittes and comodities with their Appertenances thereunto belonginge or apperteyninge, And to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten And for wante of such yssue, unto John Foxall aforesaid my second sonne, And to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, And for defaulte of such yssue, unto Richard Foxall my thirde sonne, And to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, And for defaulte of such of such yssus, unto William Foxall my foureth sonne, And to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, And for defaulte of such yssue, unto Edward Foxall my yongest sonne, And to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, And for defaulte of such yssue, to the right heires of mee the aid John Foxall for ever

Item All the rest of my Goodes and Cattels moveable and unmoveable, unbequeathed, my debtes beinge payd, my funerall expenses performed, And these my legacies contayned in this my present Testamente fulfilled I wholy give and bequeathe unto the said Thomas Foxall my sonne, whom I make my whole executor of this my last will and Testamente, reposinge a trust in him, that he will see the same effectually performed, And of the execution of the same, I make & ordayne Humfrey Norgrove of Elton, And Edward Foxall my brother, overseers, And I doe bequeathe to my said overseers for their paynes iijs iiijd a peece, And I utterly revoke and adnull all and every other former Testamentes wills, Legacies, bequestes executors and overseers by mee in any wise beofre this tyme, named willed and bequeathed, And I doe ratifie and confirme this to stand for my last will and Teatament

In witness whereof, I have hereunto putt my hand and seale dated the day and yere first above written In the presence and sight of those whose names are subscribed viz.

witnesses

Thomas Cumber

his marke

Richard Cheese

his marke Signum predicti Johannis Foxall

 

56.                                                                                          THOMAS FOXALL 1611

 

In the name of God Amen, The xxvjth day of Marche in the yere of our Lord God one Thowsand six hundred and Eleven, I, Thomas Foxall of Dudnell in the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and Dioces of Hereford, yeoman, beinge sicke and weake of bodye, but of whole and perfette memorye, god be praysed, doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge, that is to say, First I Commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie god may maker, hoopinge assuredly throughe the onely merittes of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of lyfe everlastinge, And my bodye to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I give and bequeethe unto John Foxall my brother one paire of hoose beinge of medley Clothe

Item I give and bequeethe unto Richard Foxall my brother my best paire of hose,

Item I give to Edward Foxall my broother one fustian dublett Item I give and bequeethe to mjy three servauntes, viz., Willm. Postorne Elizabethe Fudger and Jane Pryce xijd a preece,

The Resydewe of all my goodes Cattells and Chattelle moveable and unmoveable, unbequeathed, my debtes paid, my funerall expences performed and these my legacyes in this my last will and testament contayned, fulfilled, I give and bequeathe to Elynor Foxall my wief, And I doe consitute ordaine and make the said Elynor Foxall my wief my sole and lawfull executrix truly to performe this my last will and Testament with effecte These beinge wittnesses, Humfrey Norgrove of Elton who hath subscribed his name, Edward Foxall, and Richard Osland

Humffrey Norgrove

Edward Foxall his marke

Ricus. Osland

Debtes owinge to me the said Testator

Inprimis John Sheppard of Hopton Wafers owethe mee xxiiijs

Item George Wells of Cleobury Mortimer butcher vjs viijd

Item Edward Rowles owethe mee iiijs

Item Thomas Bryan of Hopton ijs

Som.

Debtes which I the said Testator doe owe

Inprimis I doe owe to Johan Foxall my sister beinge her legacye given her by my father £xiij vjs viijd

Item more to the said Johan Foxall my sister one featherbed with such furniture as belongethe to the same, give to her also by my fathers last will & testament

Item I owe to Willm. Foxall my brother beinge his legacye £vj

Item I doe owe to Edward Foxall my brother £vij xixs whereof £vj is his legacy by his fathers wyll, and the xxxixs is of his owne stocke £vij xixs

Item I owe more to Johan Foxall my sister xijs

Item to John Cownley for worke ijs vjd

Item to Thomas Chettwin ijs viijd

Som is

Probatum fuit huiusmodi testamentum coram venerabili viro magistro Jacobo Bailye legum doctore Vicario generali etc. apud Ludlowe nono die Aprilis 1611 iuramento Executricis in eodem testamento nominat. Cui etc. admiss. et in forma iuris iur. etc. Salvo iure etc. Exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad Summam £lxxxiij ixs viijd

 

57.                                                                                          HUMPHREY FUDGER

 

In The Name of God Amen, The xviijth. day of March, in the yere of our Lord God one Thowsand Six hundred Twenty and foure I Humffry Fudger of Mawley in the parrishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford yeoman, beinge weake of bodye butt of whole and perfecte memorye God be Praised, Doe ordaine and make this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge, That is to say First I commend my soule into the handes of Almightie God my maker, hopinge assuredlye throughe the merrits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of Lyfe everlastinge And I Commend my bodye to the earthe whereof it was made,

Item I give and bequeath unto Margery Fudger my daughter the Som. of Twelve Powndes to be paid to the said Margery Fudger within Six moneths after my decease a bedd in the parlor with all the furniture thereunto belonginge (the bedd Steds only excepted) a bedd stedd in the Soller Eight Pewter dishes a brasse Chaffingdish a Candlestick a saltseller and the best broch and Cobberts in the howse, Three Coffers and a Cupboord in the Parlor a great kettle and a brasse Pan, also after the deceasse of Dorothy Fudger my wief the bygst brasse Pott in the howse,

Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Fudger my son, one Cupboord in the hall with all the wooden and Treene ware belonging to the howse kitchen or els where The said Dorothy Fudger to have the use of all the howshowld stuffe above mencioned during her lyffe,

Item I give and bequeathe to my daughter An Fudger xijd

Item I give and bequeathe unto two Children with the abovesaid my daughter An Fudger hath now, vjd a pece,

The Residew of all my goods Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed my debts paid my funerall expenses fullfilled and these my legacies in this my last will and Testament performed and payd I give and bequeathe to Dorothy Fudger my wief And I doe appointe ordaine and make the said Dorothy Fudger my sole and Lawfull executor truly to performe and execute this my last will and Testament with effecte In wittnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale dated the day and yere first above written

Sealed and delivered in

the presence and sight of Humffry Fudger his marke

John Wyer thelder his marke

Ricus. Osland Junior Sc.

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum apud Ludlow xj die Martij 1630 coram magistro Johanne Jeames artium magistro deputato etc. iuramento Dorothee Fudger executricis etc. cui commissa fuit et est administracio de bene etc. iurat. salvo iure cuiuscumque et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £xxij xviijs vjd

Parish Register: Humfrey Fudger of Mawley yeoman buried April 15th. 1630

 

58.                                                                                          FORTUNE GEIRE 1646 PCC

 

Bee it remembred That in the month of September in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred forty six and in or about the twenty fowrth day of the same month Fortune Geirce late whilst shee lived of the Downe in the parish of Cleebury and County of Salop widow deceased being of perfect minde and memory and having a purpose and desire to settle and dispose of he estate did by word of mouth utter and declare her last will and testament nuncupative in these or the like words in effect following That is to say Speaking unto Thomas Walker of the Downe aforesaid I will freely turne over and give unto you all that I have to pay my debts and to mainetaine me whilst I live meaneing the said Thomas Walker All which words or the like in effect were by her spoken in the presence and heareing of the wittnesses whose names are hereunto proscribed Wittnesses John Heycocke Richard Lawe

The second day of June in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty one there issued forth Comission to Thomas Walker the universall Legatary named in the last will and testament nuncupative of Fortune Geire late of the parish of Cleobury in the County of Salopp widd. deceased having goods Chattells and debts etc. To administer the sd. goods chattells and debts according to the term and effect of the said will for the said deceased therein or thereof named noe Executor the said Administrator being first sworne by Comission faithfully to administer the same

 

59.                                                                                          EDWARD GRYME 1615

 

Memorandum that Edward Gryme of Clibury Mortymer within the dioces of Heref. did the nyneth daie of January Anno domini according to the computacion of the churche of England one thowsand six hundred and fifteen being of sane and perfect memory declare his mynde concerning the disposing of his goodes vizt. after he had committed his soule to Allmightie god he gave all his goodes whatsoever unto Mary Gryme his wiefe whom he made and constituted his executor, wittnesses hereunto Alice Walle Robert Walle Joan Saunders and Edward Gryme

xij Januarij 1615 apud Ludlowe

Probatum fuit coram domino vicario generali etc. iuramento ex. in eodem testamento nominat. cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo etc.

Parish Register: Edward Gryme buried Jan. 25th. 1615/16

 

60.                                                                                          FRANCIS HAILES 1586

 

In dei nomine amen : the xth. day of Aprill in the yere of or. lord god 1586: I Fraunces Hailes of the parishe of Clebury Mortimer in the deoces of Heriford sicke in body but of wholl & perfecte of mynd And memory (I preyse god) doe ordeyn & make this my last will & testamente in manar and forme followinge vz. first I Render & bequeth my sole into the mercifull handes of allmightie god my maker & Creator, and to Jesus Christe my Loving saviowre and redemer, & my body to Christian buryall, : Inprimis I geve unto my brother Fraunces Hailes all my toles, to my occupacion belonginge except on ax on hachete on anawger & ahand sawe, & my will is that my said Brother shall make iij Joyned bedds, for my thre sisters in lawe at Hopton, of my own Tymber and my wife to table hime the whill he makethe them And alsoe I will that my brother shall make in the like order three hansome Joyned Chestes for my thre brethren in lawe Willm. Esland John & Roger

Item I will that my said bother doe make one faier deske for my brothe in lawe Richard Esland & alsoe I geve to my brother Richard Hailes on Cheste wch. is at Wiere

Item I geve to my brother Thomas Hailes sonne Richard Hailes on ij yere old heyfere wch. my father gave me

Item I will that Fraunces Hailes my brother shall in like order as above said, make for my sister Margery one chest worth a noble

Item I geve to my Aunte Tayllar ijs : & also I will that my to presentes shall have worth xijd apeace of Tymber : And iiijd apece I geve to my Uncle Robartes servauntes

Item I doe geve to my sonne Robarte Hailes twentie markes in money to be delivered to his use at suche tyme as my brothers Thomas Hailes & Fraunces Hailes shall thinke convenient And the same to be set furth to my said sonns use by my wif & Thomas Hailes my brother

Item I geve to my Uncel Robarte the Joyned bedd that I doe lie upon & a cubberte in the parlor, :

All the resydue of my goodes unbequehted my debtes therof being paid and my funerall expences discharged, : I geve & bequeth unto Ales Hailes my wif, And my will is, & I doe ordeyne & apoynte, Ales Hailes my wif & Thomas Hailes my brother to be executors, for the performaunce of this my last will & testamente: These beinge witnesses to this my last will and testamente: Wiliam Marston Clerk Vicar of Cleobury Mortimer Robart Hailes John Esland Fraunces Hailes Junior with others

These be the debtes that I doe owe

Inprimis to my uncle Robart xxxs

Item to my brother Fraunces Hailes xs

Item to my father in lawe Willm. Esland vjs

These are the debtes owinge unto me

Inprimis of Edward Adams of Tewkesbury xxixs iiijd

Item of Robart Aston xvjs

Item of Thomas Keye xliijs iiijd

Item of Thomas Rogers of Tewkesbury iijs

Item of Edward Weme ijs vjd

Item of Thomas Weme vs

Item of John Hughes vs

Item of Mastres Adams vjs viijd

Item of Mr. Richard Cupper vs

Item of Mr. Robart Lacone vjs vjd

Item of John Haunce xs

Item of Thomas Tyllare xviijs

Item of Mr. Richard Hide iijs iiijd

Item of Humfrey Perkins thelder xxd

Item Hary Fraunce ijs iiijd

Item of John Gibbons for a cobbert & table frame price xxs?

Item of Edward Farmar the smith (torn off)

Item of John Sawlsbury (torn off)

Item of Edward Farmar of Nethercote for bordes (torn off)

Item of John Elf the parishe Kinlet for puerchins (torn off) and pannelles

iiij dussen (torn off)

 

61.                                                                                          FRANCIS HAYLES 1625

 

In the name of God Amen The xvijth day of October in the yere of our Lord God one thowsand six hundred twentye and fyve I Fraunces Hayles of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop, and dioces of Hereford Joyner, beinge sicke and weake of bodye, but of whole and perfecte memorye, (God be praysed) Doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge vizt. First I Commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie God my maker, hoopinge assuredly through the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of lyffe everlastinge, And I Commend my bodye to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I gyve and bequeethe to the poore of the towne of Cleobury vjs viijd to be distributed to them by the oversight of my executrix undernamed and Richard Osland, and the overseers of the poore, to those which they shall find to have most neede

Item I gyve and bequeethe to Katherine Powntney, Fraunces Barker and Joyse Osland my godchildren iijs iiijd a peece,

The Resydewe of all my Goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbqueethed my debtes payd my funerall expenses performed and these my legacies in this my last will and Testament fulfilled and payd I gyve and bequeethe to Margery Hayles my wiffe, And I doe ordaine appoynte and make the said Margery Hayles my wiffe my sole and lawfull executrix truly and faythfully to execute and performe this my last will and Testament with effecte Provided alwayes, And my will mind and true intent is That the goodes which are sett downe and named in a noate written by my son Thomas Hayles, and my name put thereunto bearinge date the xvijth day of September 1625, as much of yt as shall remayne and bee after the deceasse of the said Margery Hayles my wiffe, shall be distrybuted, to the said Thomas Hayles my son, and Ales Eaton my daughter, accordinge to my true intent and meaninge, as it is mentioned in the said noate in writinge

octavo die mensis Novembris anno domini millesimo sexcesimo vicesimo quinto coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin artium magistro deputato etc. apud Ludlowe presente me Thoma Duppa

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum iuramento Margeriae Hailes relicte et executricis in testamento nominate cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. (salvo iure cuiuscumque) etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £cviij - vs - xd

 

62.                                                                                          ROBERT HAILES 1586

 

In the name of god Amen the xvjth. day of August in the yere of our lord god 1586 I Robert Hailes of Cleobury Mortimer within the Countye of Salopp yeman sicke in body & hole of memory doe make this my last will and testament maner & forme folowinge: First I geve & bequeathe my sowle to almyghtye god (faded) and my bodye to be buryed in the parishe Churche of Cleobury aforesaid

Item I geve & bequeathe to the Cathedral churche of Hereford iiijd & to the parishe churche of Cleobury aforesaid iiijd alsoe I geve to the poore of the parishe xs, and to every of my godchildren iiijd:

Item I geve to my sister Joyce Taylor & her Children xxs ----- mend the same in houshold & beddinge at her pleasure

Item I geve to every one of my servantes viijd

I bequeathe to Elynor Radnor vs & my wyeffe at her discression to mend the same

Item after the decesse of my wyeffe I geve to Robart Hayles my ioyned bed that standethe in the medle chamber

Item I geve all my parcels of land wch. I bought to Ales Hailes my wyeffe for tearme of her naturall lyeffe: and after the decesse of the said Ales Hailes one parcell cawlet Smethes Greene, I geve and bequeathe to Thomas Hayles and heires males of his body lawfully begotten, or to be begotten, and one other parcell cawled C---- I geve & bequeathe to Willm. Hayles & to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and one other parcell of land cawled the Hemme I geve and bequeahte to Francis Hayles, & to the heyres males of his body lawfully begotten And one other parcell of land cawled the Lyde Hill I geve and bequeathe to Richard ?Hayles and to the heires males of his bodye lawfully begotten, And for want of heyres males of their bodyes of the foresaid William Hayles , Frauncis Hayles , & Richard Hayles or any of them then to the Right heyres of ?Thomas Hayles for ever:

Item I geve and bequeathe to John Hayles my brother vs:

Item all the rest of my goodesboathe moveable and unmoveable my debtes being payde and my funerals discharged & I honestly brought home: I geve and bequeathe to Ales Hayles my wyeffe whome I ordayne & make my soole executrix for the performance of this my last will & Testament: in witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yere above written

Witnesses at the sealing

Ry Kettilby

Thos. Mundy

Frauncis Hayles

 

63.                                                                                          THOMAS HAYLES 1637

 

The will nuncupative of Thomas Hayles laste of Cleoburye Mortimer in the County of Salop and diocesse of Heirefford Tanner deceased declared and published by him the xxvjth daye of November Anno domini 1637 Annoque Reegni Regis Caroli Aanglie etc. xiij in the presence and hearing of John Spilsburye Cleark and Dorothy Potter spinster as followeth

Inprimis I give and bequeath to my brother John Hailes all my wearing apparell.

Item I give and appoint to be distributed to the poore of the severall parishes of Neene Savage and Cleobury such a somme of money as shall seeme good to my executors

Item all the rest of my goodes Cattelles and Chattgelles readye money and debtes owing to me I give and bequeath to my brother Richard Hailes my brother in lawes Richard Monnox and Richard Weaver, to be equally divided betweene them for the use and benefitt of their three children: the satisfying and paying forth of the same to my said brother John Hayles yearlye and everye yeare during his naturall liffe the som. of fower poundes of lawfull money: vzt. everye of them the some of twenty and six shillinges and eight pence a peece by the yeare. And I doe make and ordeyne my said brother Richard Hayles Richard Monnox and Richard Weaver to be executors of theis my last will and Testament

Witnesses hereof

John Spilsbury

Dorothy Potter her marke

Probatum fuit joc presens testamentum nuncupativum antedictum apud Ludlow 13 doe mensis Februarij Anno domini iuxta etc. 1637 coram Petro Meese Surrogato etc. Juramento Executorum in dicto testamento nominat. etc. Quibus commissa fuit et est Administracio etc. bonorum dicti defuncti salvo iure cuiuscunque etc. Et exhibuerunt Inventarium extendens ad simmam £243 15s

 

64.                                                                                          BLANCH HALL 1634

 

In the name god amen the ninth daye of June in the yere of our Lord god One thowsand six hundred thirtie fower I Blanch Hall of the Lea in the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the countie of Sallope widowe sick of bodye but of good and perfect memorye thankes be to god almightie doe ordeine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeing That is to saye first I comend my soule into the mercifull hands of almightie god my maker hopeing assuredly through the only merites of Jesus christ my Saviour to be made pertaker of everlasting felicitye And I comend my bodye to the earth whereof it came and to be buryed within the Church or Churchyard of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid

Item whereas John Hall husband of me the said Blanch Hall did in his lief tyme by his last will and testament give and bequeeth unto Alce Hall my daughter the somme of Thirtye poundes of good and lawfull money of England wch. remaineth as yet unpayed therefore my will and true intentis that she the said Alce Hall shall have the said thirtie poundes well and truly payed by my Executor hereafter named at the sight of my overseers or one of them.

Item I geve and bequeath unto the fower children of my decessed sonne John Hall the somme of fower poundes of good and Lawfull money of England to be payed also by my executor hereafter named And to be equally devided amongst them at the sight of my overseers or one of them then living.

Item whereas also thabove named John Hall my said husband did by his last will and testament amongst other bequestes geve and bequeth unto Richard Hall my sonne the somme of Thirteene poundes six shillinges and eight pence of good and lawfull money of England wch. remaineth as yet unpayed therefore my will and true intent is that he the said Richard shall have the said thirteene poundes six shillinges eight pence well and truly payed out of my goods and chattelles at the sight of my Overseer hereafter named or one of them.

Item all the residue of my goodes and chattelles reall and personall unquethed my debtes being payed and funerall expences and other chardges disbursed I geve and bequeth unto the said Richard Hall my sonne and Alce Hall my said daughter to be equally devided betweene them And I doe make and constitute him the said Richard (Hall) sole Executor of theis my last Will and testa(ment) And I doe appointe my welbeloved brother Walter Hall and Henry Pennell Overseers of this my last Will and testament

In wittnesse whereof I the said Blanch Hall have hereunto subscribed my marke and sett my seale the day and yere first above written In the presence of the persons whose names are underwritten vizt.

John Aprichatt

Henry Pennell

Anne Byshopp

with otheres

Signum et sigillum

pred. Testatricis

29 die mensis Julij 1634 coram Erasmo Powell coram Erasmo Powell (sic) artium magistro deputato etc. apud Ludlowe probatum fuit testamentum infra scriptum iuramento Richardi Hall executoris in testamento dicte defuncte nominati cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. (salvo iure cuiuscumque) etc. et exhibuit Inventorium extendens ad summam £85 18s 6d

 

65.                                                                                          JOHN HALL 1628

 

In the name of God Amen The xijth. day of October in the yeare of our Lord God one Thowsand six hundred and eight I John Hall of the Lea in the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer County of Sallop and diocesse of Hereford Yeoman being sicke in bodie but of perfecte remembraunce praysed be God doe ordayne and make this my last will and Testament in writeing Revokeing hereby all former Wills whatsoever. First and principally I Commend and bequeth my Soule into the mercifull hands of Almighty God my body to Christian buriall

Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest Sonne Richard Hall Thirteene pownds six and eight pence of Current Englishe money.

Item I give and bequeath unto my yongest sonne Humfrey Hall Thirteene powndes six Shillinges and eight pence of like Current Englishe money.

Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Jone Hall Thirtie Powndes of Current English money Also I give and bequeath unto my sayd daughter Jone Hall my best featherbedd and bowlster with althinges thereunto belonginge.

Item I give and bequeath unto Alice Hall my yongest daughter Thirtie Powndes also of like Current Englishe money And my second featherbedd and bowlster with all thinges thereunto belonginge.

The rest of all my goodes houshold stuffe Chattells and Cattell moveable and unmoveable whatsoever and wheresoever unnamed and unbequeathed my Debtes Legacies and funerall expences being first payed and discharged I give and bequeath unto Blaunche Hall my beloved wife and I doe Constitute appoynte and make Blaunche Hall my sayd wife my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament to performe and fulfill the same accordingly And lastly I doe will and desire my beloved brethren Walter Hall and William Hall to be overseers of this my Last Will and testament to see the same well and truly performed in all respects acordingly

These being Wittnesses

John Barker Signum Johannis Hall

Walter Hall Testator

Edward Wyer

William Hall

Frauncis Hall cum alijs

Probatum fuit Testamentum supra scriptum apud Ludlowe quarto die Novembris 1628 apud Ludlowe coram venerabili viro Gulielmo Skinner legum doctore vicario generali etc. iuramento Joannae Hall executricis in testamento dicti defuncti nominat. cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £75 11s

Parish Register: John Hall of the Lea yeoman buried October 23rd. 1628

 

66.                                                                                          RICHARD HAULLE 1592

 

In the name of god Amen the secunde daie of August or thereabouts wch. was in the yere of our lord god 1592 I Richard Haulle of the parish of Clibery Mortimer husbandman in the Com. of Salop sicke in bodie, but of perfecte memory god be praised, doe make this my last will in manner and forme followinge (that is to saie)

Imprymis I doe geve and bequeth to Elizabeth Haulle my weiff then lyvinge the some of £iij,

Item to John Wellinges the some of £iiij the wch. he was indebted to me for the ame, of currant money of England

likewise I gave and bequeeth to Walter Hall the some of £iiij of like money wch. he was indebted as aforesaid

Item I doe geve to Doritie Hall my Neyce one blak heyfer of thayge of iij yeres or thereaboutes

Item in like manner to Anne Hall one Black heyfer of thayge of twoe yeres or thereabouts

Item I doe geve to Thomas Ellfe one heifer of thage of twoe yeres or there Aboutes

debtes dwe to the foresaid Richard Hall decessed

Imprimis John West xxs

Item Richard Penny xls

Item Robert Birde xls

Item Thomas Newall xs

A true Initory of the goodes and Chattles of Richard Hall aforesaid dec. praised by Edward Heycockes and John Wyer

Item his money £x

Item one three yeres olde heyfer xxiijs iiijd

Item one other heyfer xxs

Item An other heyfer xxs

Item his apparell with the money in his purse xxxs

 

67.                                                                                          MARGARET HAMONS 1580

 

In dei nomine Amen I Margaret Hamons of the parishe of Clibrye Mortimer in the Com. of Salopp in the diocisse of Hereford widdowe,: doe make my laste will and testament in maner and forme followinge that is to saye, first I geve and bequethe my sole into the mercy full handes of allmightie god whoe first gave it unto me, and my body to be buryed in the churche or churchyourd of Clibury forsaid

Inprimis I geve and bequeth unto Margaret Hamons my doughter £vj of money to be paid by my executors and my best panne my bedd wch. I doe lie upon except the Coverlet wch. I will my executor shall have; I will that my doughter Margoret Hamons shall have all my reperrell, also on sheet with an open seme,

Item I geve Richard Hamons my sonne xls :

Item I geve on heyffer to be equallie devidid betwixt the children of my sonne Willm. Bedowe and the children of my doughter Elinor Harpper

the rest of my goodes I will that my ij sonnes Humfrey Hamons and Thomas Hamons shall have whome I doe make my true and lafull executors to see this my last will performed and my debtes discharged, with my funerall expencis, I witnes wherof this mad the xvj day of January 1580

witnes at the makinge herof

John Wellens Willm. Bedowe

Willm. Marston Clerk

Item I will that the iiij women that do carry me to the church & to the grave shall have xvjd

 

68.                                                                                          ROBERT HARRIS 1636

 

In the name of God Amen the vjth day of December 1636 I Robert Harris of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford Taylor beinge sicke and weake of body but of whole and perfecte memorye, god be praysed, Doe ordayne and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge vizt. First I Commend (my soule) into the handes of Almighty god my maker (hopinge) assuredly, by the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of lyfe everlastinge And I Commend my bodye to the earthe whereof it is made

Item I gyve and bequeethe unto William Wall, my second suite of my apparrell

Item I gyve and bequeethe to Richard Evans of myne apparrell my best suite of Clothes,

Item I gyve & bequeethe unto Thomas Harte my sword and a booke called the ------- of Piethe

Item I give and bequeethe unto Johan Seward one booke called a Testament

The Resydew of all and singuler, my goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable unbequeethed my debtes payd my funerall expenses fulfilled, and these my legacies in this my last will and testament performed and payd I gyve and bequeethe unto Johan Harris my wief And I doe constitute, appoynt, ordayne and make the said Johan Harris my wief my sole and lawfull executrix truly and faythfully to performe and execute this my last will and Testament with effecte In wittnes whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale dated the day and yere first above written

Sealed and delivered in the

presence and sight of

William Unckle his marke Robert Harris his marke

Ales Harte her marke

Ricus. Osland

 

69.                                                                                          ROGER HARRIS 1658 PCC

 

In the name of God Amen I Roger Harris of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop yeoman being sicke and weake of body yet in good and sound memorie doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say first I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty god my Creator trusting in and by the meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour and onely redeemer to attaine eternall life next I bequeath my body to the earth in sure hope of my part in the resurrection of the iust at the great and terrible day of the Lord

I give and bequeath to Sarah Harris the daughter of George Harris my brother twenty shillings to Elizabeth Harris the daughter of the said George Harris twenty shillings and I doe make and ordaine and appoint Mary Harris my wife my true law full and sole executrix unto whom I bequeath all my goods Chattels and Cattels whatsoever shee being to discharge all and all manner of funerall exepnces and to pay the legacies above mentioned within one month after my decease in Witnes whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale this foure and twentieth day of March one thousand six hundred fifty eight Roger Harris Sealed and delivered in the presence of Humphry Phillips his marke Joane Bateman her marke

Parish Register: Roger Harris & Mary Pillingdon married Jan. 2oth. 1628/9

May 18th. 1631 The daughter of Roger Harris & Mary Harries blacksmith buried

 

70.                                                                                          THOMAS HARVIE 1663

 

In the name of God Amen, the six and Twentith day of December in the fifteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the fayth etc. And in the yeare of our Lord God 1663 I Thomas Harvie of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop glazier beinge sick and weake in body but of perfect memory blessed be god for the same and calling to remembrance the incertaine estate of this Transitory life, and that all flesh must yeeld to the stroke of death, when it shall please God to call, doe make Constitute, ordaine and declare this my last will and Testament in maner and forme followinge revokeing and adnullinge, by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments will and wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or by wrighinge and this to be taken for my last will and Testament and none other And first beinge penitent and sorry for my sins past most humbly desireing forgiveness for the same I give and Committ my soule unto allmighty god my maker trustinge and beleiveinge that in and throwgh the meritts of Jesus Christ my blassed Saviour and redeemer assuredly to be saved and that my soule with my body, at the general resurection shall rise againe with ioy and inheritt the kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect next I committ my body to the earth from whence it came and to be buryed in such place, where it shall please my executor hereafter named to Appoynt And now for the settlinge of my Temporall estate, and such goods and Chattels as it hath pleased god farr above my desert to bestow uppon me, I doe order give and despose the same in maner followinge, that is to say, first my will is, and

I give and bequeath unto my sonn John Harvie all my houses and land properly belonging to me he payeinge unto my daughter Margarett Davis the som. of five powndes of lawfull money of England within the Compass of halfe a yeare after my decease, And also he payeinge thoe some of five powndes of lawfull money unto my son William Harvie, and also five powndes of lawfull money unto my daughter Mary L------- within the Compass of one whole yeare next after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Harvie and if it shall soe happen that either of them shall decease before the time of payment, then the Tenn pownds to be payed to ye surviver of them, and if it chance they both decease beofre the time of payment, then the same to be payd to my sonn Thomas Harvie and my daughter Margarett Harvie, or to the suviver of them

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonn Thomas Harvie all my goodes and Chattells whatsoever, after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Harvie exceptinge one longe table board, and one press and one sett of Curtains which I would have to be standards to the house Provided my sonn Thomas Harvie discharches two bonds one to Mr. Pigot one to Thomas Chettwin and other small debts which shall in the whole amount to the value of Thirteene powndes and that he follow the Trade for my wife his mother dureinge her naturall life, if he shall soe longe live

Item I give and bequeath unto James Davies my sonn in law one wrokinge vice provided that he doth not sett up nor follow his Trade in Cleobury Mortimer nor within six milles of the same

Item I nominate appoynt and make my sonn Thomas Harvie my true and lawfull executor to see this my last will and Testament performed In wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written also my will is that my wife Elizabeth Harvie shall inioye all my houses landes goods and dureing her naturall life

Sealed in the sight

and presence of

John Maybry

Thomas Hart

William Osland Thomas Harvie his mark

Probatum erat huiusmodi Testamentum apud Ludlowe vicesimo primo die mensis Octobris Anno domini 1664 coram venerabili viro Timotheo Baldwyn legum doctore Concellario n Juramento Thome Harvey filij naturalis et legitimi dicti defuncti et executoris in huiusmodi testamento nominati ---------------------------------------

A true & perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattels & debts that late were & did belonge unto Thomas Harvie the Elder of the Towne of Cleobury Mortimer and County of Salop Glasier deceased, vallued and preized the 15th day of June Anno Regni domini magistri Charroli secundi dei gratie Regis fidei defensoris etc. dessimo septimo Anno domini 1664 By Thomas Pennell Henry Fox George Reinolds & Thomas Harte as folloeth

£ s d

Imprimis two short table bordes one ould

Cubbert two little ould side tables two 00 18 00

Chaires one forme and seaven stooles

Item all the pewter all the Bras and all the Iron Ware 01 10 00

Item all the Bedsteeds with the Bedding and furniture belonging to them 02 00 00

Item all the Linnens 02 00 00

Item all the Tooles & Implementes belonging to his Trade 02 00 00

Item two Barrells with other Coupery ware and all other things that were not perticulerly named 01 00 00

Item one Store Pig 00 10 00

Item debtes both Good and desperate 05 00 00

Item his wearing Apparrell and

mony in his purs 01 10 00

Totall some 16 08 00

Bulkley

Exhibitum erat huiusmodi Inventorium decimo die mensis Octobris Anno domini 1664 per magistrum Ben: Bulkley notarium publicum nomine procurio executoris etc. pro vero et pleno Judicio etc. sub protestacione tamen de addendo etc. gdsi etc.

 

71.                                                                                          THOMAS HAY 1624

 

In the name of god Amen The eleventh day of Januarie in the yeare of our Lord God on Thousand six hundred twentye four I Thomas Hay of Cleobury Mortimer in the county of Salop and dioces of Hereford yeoman being weake of bodye but of whole and perfect memory god be praysed doe constitute ordaine and mak this my last will and Testament in maner and forme as followeth that is to say First I Comend my soule into the handes of almightie god my maker hooping assuredly throughe the only merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of lyefe everlastinge and I Comend my body to the earthe whereof it is made and to be buryed in the parrish Churche of Cleobury Mortymer aforesayd

Item I give and bequeath to Francis Hay my sonne the Som. of five poundes

Item I give and bequeath the three Children of the sayd Francis Hay my son twenty shillings a peese

Item I give and bequeath to Ann (Hay) Adcocks my Daughter the wiff Edmond Adcocks the som. of five pounds

Item I give to her sonn Gilbert Adcocks twentye shillings

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Joan (Hay) Hart the wiff of Roger Hart the some of five pound and to her daughter Elizabeth Hart  twenty shillings

Item I give to Francis Hay my sonn aforesayd my Cloke

The Resydewe of all my goodes and Chattells movable and unmoveable unbequeathed my dwebtes payd my funerall expences performed and these my legacies in this my last will and testament fulfilled I give and bequeathe unto ElizabetheHay my wiffe and I doe ordaine and make the sayde Elizabeth my wiff my sole and lawfull executrix truly to performe this my last will and testament with effecte Provided alwayes and my will and mind is that the severall legacies above given and bequeathed shall be payde unto the partyes above named by the appoyntment of my sayd executrix within on yeare after my decesse

In wittnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale dated the day and yeare first above written

Sealed and delivered

in the presents of

William Harvie

Roger Harreis Thomas Hey

vicesimo secundo die mensis Junij Anno domini 1625 coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin artium magistro deputato etc. presente me Thoma Duppa notario publico

probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum iuramento Elizabethae Haie relictam et executricem in testamento dicti defuncti nominat. cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque et exhibuit Inventorium extendens ad summam £xlvij xvijs viijd

 

72.                                                                                          WILLIAM HAY 1626

 

In the name of god amen The foure and twentieth in the yeare of our lord god one thousand six hundred I William Hay of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countye of Heareford yooman being weake in body but of memorie god be praysed do Constitut ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manor and forme following First I Comend my soule into the hands of almighty god hoping assueredly throughr the onely merits of Jesus Chrsit to be made pertaker of lyfe everlasting And I Comend my to the earth whereof it was made and to be buried in the parish Church of yearde of Cleobury Mortimer aforesayd

Item I give and bequeath to my sister Joyce (Hay) Mantle the wif of John Mantle xijd beside that shee hath allredye

Item I give and bequeeth to John Johnsons the sonn of John Johnsons on Coffer and to his two sisters An Johnsons and Joyce Johnsons on apees

Item I give and bequeath to the five Children of Henrye Newnam vjd apese ?

Item I give and bequeath to Francis Hey my Cubbord and to the three Children of Francis Hey vs apese

Item I geve and bequeath to An Adcox the wiff of Edmond Adcox xs and to her two Children vs apese

Item I geve and bequeath to Joan Hart the wiff of Roger Hart xs and on brass pot and to her daughter xs and my Joynd bedd with the appertenances after the decees of the executrix

Item I give and bequeeth to John Rowles vjd

Item I give and bequeath to the five children of Henry Pennel vjd apese

The Residew of all my goodes unbequethed my funeral expenses performed and these my legacies in this my last will and testament fulfilled I gyve and bequeath unto Elizabeth Hay and I do ordaine and mak the sayd Elyzabeth Hay my sole and lawfull executorix truly to performe this my last will and testament with effect Provided alwayes and my will and mynde is that the sevrall legacies above given and bequeathed to be payd unto the parties above named by the apoyntment of my say executrix within on yeare after my decease

In wittnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal dated the day and yeare above written Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Henry Pennell

Roger Harreis

Francis Hey

Jur. exec. apuld Cleob: Mort 20 Feb. 1626 coram magistro Haberley dep. etc.

Inventory £9 5s 6d

 

73.                                                                                          ALICE HEYCOCKES ?1613

 

In the name of god Amen Alyce Heycockes late of Clybery Mortymer in the dioces of Hereford widowe being of very good mynde and memory a little before her death dyd manifest and declare her last wyll and said that her wyll and mynde was that her sonne Edward Wyer with whom she did then dwell and abyde should have all her goodes and whatsoever ells shee had lefte at her death, for that hee and his ----------- taken paines with her, and they did best deserve yt And that her other childron had had their partes of her goodes before and shee had don well for them and she said that she would not that any thinge should be securred that she had in the house where she then dwelled with her said sonne Edward Wyer but that it should remayne all unto the said Edward Wyer after her death She also willed that her daughter Anne Heycockes should have her best gowne, her best hatt and her sylke aperne And she willed that she might be buryed by her husband Rychard a Wyer

qitnesses hereunto

Anne Heycockes

Catheryn Elfe

Owen a Bednam

and others

actus super obligacione--- commissa --- Edwardo Wyer iurat. etc. iuxta tenorem testamenti litteris suis ---------

 

74.                                                                                          HINCKSMAN, JOHN 1599

 

In the name of god Amen The xxijth. day of September in the xljth. yere of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Elizabethe by the grace of god of England, Fraunce, and Ireland, Quene, Defender of the fayhte etc. And in the yere of our Lord god, 1599. I, John Hincksman of Mawley in the perrishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Com of Salop and dioces of Hereford, yoman, beinge Sicke and weake of Body, but of good and perfecte memorye, god be praysed, Doe constitute, ordayne, and make this my last will and Testament, in manner and forme followinge, viz. First I Commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker, hoopinge assuredly, throughe the onely merites of Jesus Chrsit my Saviour to be made partaker of lyffe everlastinge, And I commend my body to the earthe whereof it is made, Item I give and bequeathe to George Hincksman my Sonne £vj xiijs iiijd

Item I give and bequeathe to John Hincksman my Sonne, £vj xiijs iiijd.

Item I give and bequeathe to Margaret Hincksman my daughter £vj xiijs iiijd

Item I give to Fraunces Hincksman my daughter, £vj xiijs iiijd

Item my will is, that Christian Hincksman my wiffe, shall have the use and occaupacion of all my implementes of husbandry to remayne and bee to the said George Hincksman my sonne

The residew of all my goodes and Chattels, moveable and unmoveable, unbequeathed, my debtes payd, my funerall expenses performed, And these my Legacies in this my last will and Testament fulfilled I give and bequeathe to the said Christain Hincksman my wife, And I doe constitute, ordayne and make the said Christian Hincksman my wife, my Sole and lawfull executrix, turely to performe this my last will & Testament with effecte. These beinge witnesses,

Elinor Blount

Thomas Comber

Watter Hall

Debtes which the said John Hincksman doth owe

Inprimis to William Marston Clerke xxxvjs

Item to William Monnous £iij iiijs

Item to Leonarde Hulett xxs

Som. is £vj

vicesimo nono die mensis Octobris Anno domini millesimo quingentesimo Nonagesimo Nono coram magistro Johanne Acheley Deputato etc.

Quo die probatum fuit hoc presens testamentum Juramento Executricis in eodem testamento nominatam. Cui commissa fuit et est administracio

 

75.                                                                                          HUMFREY HINTON 1644

 

In The name of god Amen the Thirtenthe day of December in the yeare of our lord god one thowsand sixe hundred & fortie fower I Humfrey Hinton of Catherton within the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer and Countie of Salop within the dioces of Hereford yeaman weake and sicke in bodie but of good and perfecte memorie prayse be given to god for the same, make this my Testament declaringe therein my last will in manor and forme followinge First I Comend my Sowle to allmightie god my maker and redeemer hopinge through the merritts of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ to be made partaker of everlastinge life

Item whereas John Sotherton late of Glaseley within the Countie of Salop Esqr. deceassed and John Woofton of London gent. did by theire Indenture of lease under theire handes and seales for the Consideracion therein expressed demise and graunt unto me the said Humfrey Hinton all that mesuage or Tenement with all howses Buildinges Barnes stables Landes leasowes meadowes pastures Comons and hereditamentes whatsoever to the same premisses belonginge or appertayninge scituate lyinge and beinge in Dewexhill within the said Countie of Salop now in the posession of John Farleowe and Frauncis Overton or theire assignes, To have and to hould the said mesuage Tenement landes and premisses withall and singuler the appertinances unto me my executors administrators and assignes from the feast of the anunciacion of the Blessed virgin Marye last past before the date of the said Indenture of lease, for and duringe and untill the full end and Terme of fowerscore and teane yeares then next followinge fully to be Compleat and ended yf I the said Humfrey Hinton Sara Hinton my then wife & Alice Hinton my daughter or any of us doe or shall soe longe live under the yearely rente of Twentie sixe shillinges Eight pence with divers other Covenantes grauntes and agreementes in the said Indenture of lease specified as in and by the same bearinge date the Seaven and Twentiethe day of Aprill in the fifthe yeare of the Raygne of our late soveraigne lord kinge James over England etc. whereunt relacion beinge had more at large appearethe, my will therefore is and I give and bequeathe unto Humfrey Hinton my sonne all my estate right title Interest Terme of yeares and lives Clayme and demand whatsoever wch. I have or of right ought to have of in or to the said mesuage tenement landes leasowes meadowes pastures withall and singuler the appertinances by force of the said Indenture of lease: To have and to hould the said mesuage tenement landes and premisses with the appertinances together with the said Indenture of lease unto the said Humfrey Hinton my sonne his executors administrators and assignes for and duringe all the time and terme of yeares and lives yet to Co unexpired and not ended in the said Indenture of lease expressed

Item my will further is that yf my said sonne Humfrey Hinton shall happen to deceasse before he shall match himselfe in marriage That then the said mesuage Tenement landes and premeisses before mencioned together with the said Indenture of lease shall remayne to my two daughters Anne Hinton and Joyce Joyntley to be devided betwixt them duringe all the Terme of yeares & lives wch. shall be then unexpired and not ended in the said Indenture expressed

Item I give and bequeath to my said daughter AnneHinton  one hundred powndes of lawfull Englishe money,

Item I give and bequeathe to my said daughter Joyce Hinton one hundred powndes, and towardes the satiesfyyngee and payinge of the said two hundred powndes to my said daughters Anne Hinton and Joyce Hinton I give all my bondes and especealties and debtes then to me owinge, and all my Cattle what soever and they to take the said Cattle at the rates as they shall be praysed at by Judiferent men, Item my will further is and I give and bequeathe to my said two daughters Anne Hinton and Joyce Hinton all my howshould goodes vizt. Brasse pewter bedding wollen linnen and all other my howshould goodes whatsoever that are moveable equally to be devided betwixt them, exceptinge one sufficient bedd with the appertinances the wch. my will is that my wife shall have the use thereof duringe hir naturall life and after hir deceasse to re----- to my said two daughters

Item I give and bequeathe to Anne Hinton my said wife halfe all my Corne ----- that shall be at my deceasse in my howse and Barne threshed ans unthreshed,

Item I give and bequeathe to Raphe Sheward my sonne in lawe fortie shillinges

Item I give and Bequeathe to ------------ Sheward my sonne in lawe fortie shillinges

Item I give and bequeathe to Thomas Sheward my sonne inlawe fortie shillinges

Item I give and bequeathe to Anne Bennett my sister ten shillinges

Item I give and bequeathe to Elizabethe Bishop the wife of Thomas Bishop Twentie shillinges,

Item I give and bequeathe to the poore of the said parishe of Cleobury Mortimer Twentie shillinges to be distributed amongest them at the discresion of my executor,

Item all the rest of my goodes Cattels Chattells Corne grayne money Implementes of husbandry and all other lyinge and ly---- whatsoever unbequeathes my debtes legacies and funerall expences first beinge payed and discharged I give and bequeahte to my said sonne Humfrey Hinton who I doe Constitute ordayne and make my sole executor to execute this my last will and Testament utterly revokonge all other former wills by me at any time heretofore made; And I doe desire my lovinge friendes William Richardes John Powntney Roger Powntney and John Rushbury to be overseers to see this my last will and Testament trewly performed

In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yearefirst above written in the presence of the witnesses whose names are under written

witnesses heareunto

John Powntney

Raphe Seward

Jasper Dudlicke the marke of Humfrey Hinton

Vicesimo tertio die mensis Januarij Anno domini 1644 iuxta etc. coram domino vicario generali etc. apud Ludlowe

Probatum fuit huiusmodi Testamentum iuramento Humfridi Hynton executoris etc. cui commissa fuit et est administracio omnium et singulaorum bonorum etc. salvo iure etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £273 2s 4d

 

76.                                                                                          ELEANOR HUBBALL 1603

 

In dei nomine Amen The xviijth. day of Jun in the yere of oure lorde god on thowsande six hundred and thre I Elinor Hubball of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the diocese of Heriford widdowe sicke in bodye but of good & perfect Remenbraunce I prayse god, doe ordayn & make this my last will & testamente in maner & forme followinge: first I bequeth my soull to god (my makar & Jesus Christ my Redemer & my body to be buryed in the churchyorde of Cleobury forsaid.

first I doe geve & bequeth to George Hubball my sonne xx shillinges of money & my parte of bees that ar in bargen with Raffe Pountneye of Cathertun

Item I geve the Childrin of William Pountney my sonn inlawe every on fyvee shillinges of money. And my will is that the fowere yongest of theme shall have my part of the bees that ar in keppinge with William Pountney ther father.

Item I geve to Johan Pountney The yongest doughter of the William Pountney my bedd that I lye on with all therto belonginge.

Item I geve to my doughter Isable Hubball & her Childrine on blake Cowe.

All the reste of my goodes my debtes paid & my funerall expences discharged I gev unto William Pountney my sonne in lawe. whome I doe make my executor to performe this my will & testament.

Witnesses hereunto

William Marston Clerke

Richard Oland & Roger Pountney with others

prob. iur. Executoris 27 Oct. coram magistro Griff. Sur.

Parish Register: Elynor Hubbold widow buried 21st. August 1603

 

77.                                                                                          ELIZABETH HUBBALL 1598

 

In the name of god Amen the xxxjth. day of January in the yere of our Lord god 1598. I Elizabethe Hubball of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Com. of Salop and dioces of Hereford Spinster, beinge sicke and weake of body, but of good & perfect memorye god be praysed, doe ordayne and make, this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge viz. First I commende my Sowle to Almightie god my maker, and my body to the earthe whereof it is made,

Item I give and bequeathe, toward the repayringe of the Churche of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid xs

Item I give to the poore of the same towne and parishe xs

Item I give to Elynor Hubball my mother £iiij

Item I give and bequeathe to my Sister Izabell Powntney the wiffe of Willm. Powntney xls

Item I give to Roger Powntney the sonne of the said Willm. Powntney xxs

Item I give to the other foure children of the said Willm. Powntney  xs a peece

Item I give more to my said mother Elynor Hubball all my Apparell.

The residew of all my goodes and Cattels moveable & unmoveable, unbequeathed my debtes payd, my funerall expenses performed, and these my Legacies, contayned in this my last will and Testament fulfylled, I wholye give and bequeathe to the said Willm. Powntney, And I doe make and ordayne the said Willm. Powntney my lawfull executor, truly to performe this my last Will and Testament with effecte

These beinge witnesses Willm. Marston vicar of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid, and Richard Osland Deacon there

iurat. Ex.

xv die mensis Maij Anno domini 1599 Coram magistro Johanne Acheley Surrogato etc. Apud Tenburie

Probatum fuit hoc presens testamentum coram dicto Surrogato etc. prestito per Executorem iuramento etc. Cui Commissa fuit ei administracio bonorum etc. Salvo iure etc. Et Exhibitum fuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £xv xs /

 

78.                                                                                          JOHN HUBBALL 1586

 

In dei nomine Amen the vijth. daye of Auguste, Anno 1586 I John Hubball of the parishe of Clebury Mortimer in the diocesse of Hereforte: Sike in body but of perfecte mynd & memorye I prayse god: doe ordayne & make this, my last will & testament in maner & forme follo(winge) friste I do elde & bquethe my sole unto almightie god my maker & to Jesus Christe my saviour And my body to be buryed in christian buryall within the churchyorde of Clebury ferd.

Item I doe geve & bequeth unto Isabell Hubball my eldeste doughter tene poundes of laufull money of England.

Item I geve to Elizabeth Hubball my yonger doughter tene poundes of like laufull moneye

Item I geve unto George Hubball my sonne fortie shillinges:

Also I geve to Johan Heye of the parishe of Libbury thre poundes

Item I geve unto my god doughter Avis Dewshill thre shillinges iiijd:

Item I geve to the cathedralle churche of Hereforte iiijd

And my parishe churche of Clebury Mortimer xijd:

And the reste of my goodes unbequethed my legaces beinge paide my funerall discharged I geve & bequethe unto Elnore Hubball my wife whome I doe ordeyne make & apoynt to be my sole executrix to & for the performaunce of this my last wil & testament

These ar the debtes wch. ar due And owinge unto me

Inprimis of my brother Harry Hubball & Richard Mannos of the parishe of the Rocke

by specialtie of ther handes £iij

Item du to me more of my said brother Harry Hubball the wch. his sonne Richard Hubball hath geven his word for the performauns of the payment £vij

Item due to me of Richard John Myls of Hopton Wafers £x

Item due to me of Richard Hart of Hopton forsaid £v

Item due to me of Thomas Heye of the parishe of Hopton Wafers xxs

Item due to me Roger Osland of the same Hopton xls

Item due to me of Humphrey Rowleye of Hopton xvs

Item due to me of Wawter Winwodd of Clebury viijs

Item due to me of William Bakar of the parishe of Libbury xxxiijs iiijd

Item due to me of Humphrey Rowley more iijs iiijd

Item due unto me of William Pountney of Catherton £ix

Witnesses to this my last will & testament these persons following

John Osland of Hopton Roger Richardes of Ditton with others

 

79.                                                                                          JOHN HUGHES 1624

 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos hoc presens scriptum pervenerit Johannes Hewes de Cleburie Mortimer in com. Salop blaksmith etc. Salutem Sciatis me prefatum Johannem Hughes tam pro fide amicicia amore et intimo (ze)lo que (habeo) et gero erga Annam Hugh(es

quam pro alijs bonis caus(is et considerationibus) me ad hoc specialiter (moventibus dedisse) tradidisse et h(oc presenti scripto meo confirmasse) prefate Anne He(wes ---------------------- omnia et) singula bona et Chatell(a mea tam mobillia) quam immobilia tam viva (quam mortua) cuiuscumque sortis nature generis speciei aut conditionis fuerint, que nunc sunt et habeo in domo me(o) habenda et tenends, gaudenda et possidenda omnia et singula bona et Chattalla predicta et quamlibet inde percellam prefate Anne Hewghes executor.  administr. et assignatis suis inperpetuum Ad solum et proprium opus et usum prefat. Anne Hewghes execut. administrator. Et assignatorum in perpetuum. Et ego vero prefatus Johannes Hewghes executores et administratores mei, omnia et singula bona et chatella

predicta et quamlibet inde percellam prefate Anne Hewghes executor. administrator. Et assignatis suis, Ad opus et usum predictum modo et forma pred. contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus, et contra omnes gentes in perpetuum defendemus per presentes Sciatis in super me prefatum Johannem Hewghes (die) confec(tionis) presentium prefatam Ann(am Hewghes --------------) meam in plenam et paci(ficam possessionem et) seis(sinam) omnium (et singulorum premissorum) proprijs meis (manibus et in propria persona) mea unius Paroxs(idis et ------) donatione posuisse, In cu(ius rei testimonium) huic presenti scripto meo sigill(um meum apposui) datum decimo septimo die Octo(bris ------- domini nostri Jacobi dei gratia Anglie S(cot)ie F(rancie) et Hiburnie Regis fidei defensoris Annoque vicessimo secundo et Scotie quinqua gesimo octavo 1624 signum predicti Johannis Hewghes

 

80.                                                                                          THOMAS KYTE 1591

 

1591 / Dec. / xij

The Testament of Thomas Kyte of Clebury Mortimer deceased First I give to the Churche of Cleobury ijs

To the poore of Cleobury xiijs iiijd

To John Kinnet a grindston and iijs iiijd

To John Kinnetes wyffe xs

To Kynnetes iij children xs

To Vggan a dublet & a coate & iijs iiijd

To Besse Newall iijs iiijd

To Anne Uncle a cloake a little barrell & iijs iiijd

To old Turner a pare of lethren breeches a shirt and a band

To his iiij godchildren xijd a peece

To Fraunces Hill ijs vjd

To Edward Dallow ijs vjd

To Margery Farmer ijs vjd

The rest of my goodes nott geven my debtes and burialles discharged I geve them to Thomas Dallow and John Tonanton whom I make my executors

xix die mensis Septembris 1599 coram venerabili viro magistro Francisco Bevans legum doctore vicario generali etc.

Quo die probatum fuit huiusmodi testamentum Juramento Executoris nominati in testamento viz. Thome Dalowe unus Executoris Cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salva potestate alteri Executori cum venerit etc. Et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £v vjs ijd

his debtes

To Anne Bache ijs viijd

To Mary Mundie ixd

To Margery Edins xijd

To William Awier vjd

To Anne of Mawley vjd

To Adames the bocher jd

The Inventory of all the goodes and Catalls of Thomas Kyte of Clebury Mortymer deceased The Iron xijs

Nyne newe daggers xijs

Tenne chesels ijs vjd

The fyles and rapes vjs viijd

The looketes and stapes vjs viijd

Twelve symple daggers xijs

The knives and knives blades ixs

One old head peece ijs

The swordes xvjs

And xiij old dagger blades iiijs

The skales viijd

The ij vices vjs viijd

The Iron Implementes ijs

Two pair of sheares & a saw ijs

The stuffe in the forge xijs

Summa £v vjs ijd

 

81.                                                                                          HUMFREY LANE 1628

 

The tenth day of March anno domini 1628

The will nuncupative of Humfrey Lane of Ditton in the parish of Cleobury Mortimer in the County of Salop and diocesse of Hereford husbandman who deceased the three and twentieth day of January last past before the date hereof or thereaboutes Imprimis the said Humfrey Lane did give and bequeath his soule into the hands of his creator and maker and his body to be buried in christian buriall Item the said Humfrey Lane did give and bequeath unto John Lane his sonn twelve pence

Item the said Humfrey Lane did give and bequeath unto his daughter Johane Howld the wife of Henry Howld twelve pence

Item the said Humfrey Lane did give and bequeath unto his daughter Katherine Lane twelve pence to be payed upon demand within on month after the probate of this his will

Item the said Humfrey Lane did give and bequeath unto his wife Katherine Lane his debts payed his funerall Charges satisfied and his legacies hereby bequeathed discharged all other his goods moneyes chattels & cattel moveable & unmoveable what soever and the said Humfrey Lane did make constitute and ordeyne the same Katherine his wife his whole and sole executor in the presence and hearinge of these persons whose names are subscribed

witnesses Richard Hide gent.

Johane Didlicke

with others

11 Martij 1628 iuxta etc. apud Ludlowe coram magistro Thoma Haberley artium magistro deputato etc.

probatum fuit Testamentum unerd. iuramento Catherine Lane relicte et ex. in huiusmodi testamento nominate cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £17 2s

 

82.                                                                                          YSOTT LENE 1549

 

In ye name of god amen the xxijti day of Januarij In ye yere of owr god m.ccccc.xlix I Ysott Lene of ye parys of Clebere Mortymer syngylwoman syke in body & whole of mynde mak my wyll in this maner folowyng fyrst I bequeth my sowle to almyghty god & my body to be buryyd in ye parys churchard of Clebere afore seyd Inprimis I bequeth to ye pore menys boxe with in ye parys church of ye seyd Clebere ijd

Item I bequeth to Marget Dalow xs & Thomas Dalow my master shall pay hyr vs & Wyllyam Dalow hys son or vs

Item I geve & bequeth to Jane Heycok iiij kneohyns of flax & iiij of hempe

Item I bequeth to Thomas Dalow ye yonger iiijd to Thomas a Sprosley xxd & to Edward Dalow & John hos broder iiijs to be equally partyd betwene them

Item I bequeth to John Greys wyf my clok & my hat & a oowrse whyte petycoyte & a a pere of sleiys & ye lenyn yt the seyd Marget Dalow can spare

Item I be queth to An Flechar a old red kyrtoll & a whyte petycoyt & a syngyll twell aparne and a peyre of sleivys & those yt carry or bar me to church to have for yr peynys ijs & ye iiij ryngares to have for yr paynys viijd

I bequeth to Jane Dalow a hempon aporne & ye rest of my smale & per goodes not bequethyd I geve to Marget Dalow and I do orden & mak my seyd master Thomas Dalow my sole executor to se thys my seyd wyll performyd wytnes to thys my last wyll Sir Edward Toy my gostly fader Thomas Kyng Wyllyam Ersland & John hys broder with or moo

 

83.                                                                                          HENRY LONGE 1619

 

Memorandum that the fiveth daye of Januarye anno domini iuxta etc. 1619 Henry Longe late of Cleoburye Mortimer within the dioces of Heref. deceased made and declared his last will and testament nuncupative in manner and forme followinge, vizt. he The sayd deceadent speakinge unto Margaret Longe his wiffe sayd unto her Margaret Longe I geve thee all that I have and it is all to little for thee, in the presence and hearinge of

Rose Summers

Joyce Prees

xxviij die Julij 1620 in ecclesia de Ludlowe coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin artium magistro deputato etc.

Quibus die et loco commissa fuit et est administracio bonorum etc. prefati defuncti cum testamento eiusdem defuncti annex. Margaretae Longe eius relicte iuramento etc. salvo etc. et exhibuit Inventorium extendens ad summam £vj vijs iijd

Jur. Margareta Longe Relicta defuncti ad administrandum iuxta etc.

 

84.                                                                                          MATHEWE LOWE 1587

 

In dei nomine Amen. the xxijth. daye of November Anno domini : 1587: I Mathewe Lowe of the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the dioces of Heriford daylabourer being Sicke in bodye bit wholl & perfect in mynd I preyse god therfore doe make this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge First I bequeth my sole unto almightie god my Creator & to Jesus Christ my redemer & savioure. And my body unto Christian buryall.

Item my will is that Anne Lowe my wif shall have all suche goodes that came with her: wch doe remayne unspente.

Item I geve to her aflockbed abowster acanves ashete one stand & acoffer. And likwise my will is that she shall dwell in the house with my doughter Alice Lowe untill my doughters marege upon her good behavioure. by the oversight of myn executors paying thone half of the rente to the lord therof.

Item I doe geve unto my doughter in lawe Anne Norgrow on of my coffers .

Item I geve to my said wif Anne Lowe xs of money due to me in the handes of Richard Uncle of Curdall.

All the rest of my goodes my debtes payd & funerall expences discharged I do geve unto my doughter Alice Lowe:  And I ordeyne & make Richard Nashe of Clebury forsaid & Edward Potter of Musbache to be my true & laufull executors for the performaunce of this my testamente. These persons under writen beinge witnes therto: vz:

William Marston clerke John Nycols withothers

Probatum apud Bayton xxiiij die menis Novembris 1587 Coram magistro Charolo Nicholas Artium magistro deputato etc.

 

85.                                                                                          ANNE (BRIANCE) MAPPE 1545

 

In the name of god Amen The xiiijth. day of December In the yere of owre lorde god Mcccccxlv I Anne Mappe off the parishe of Cleobure Mortymer widow beyng whole of bodie And memorie make my last wyll in this maner folowyng first I be queyth my sowle to Almyghty god to his blessed mother seynt Marie and to all the hooly companye of heven And my bodie to be buryed within the churchyarde of Clebury foresayd by my husbande John Mappe Also I do bequeythe unto the cathedrall churche off Herefford iiijd Also unto the high Aulter procecumanis oblitis xijd Also I do gyff And bequeyth unto the Repracions off the churche off Cleoburie xxd Also unto the Repracions off the church off Bayton xxd

Also I do gyff unto John Bryans off Bayton my gret pott And to Johane Bryans his wyff my best kyrtyll

Also I wyll that my executors do be stowe at my buryall uppon the pristes and clerkes for dirige and masses And uppon others poore peple to pray for my soule and all christen soules xiijs iiijd

The Resedue off all my goodes my dettes paid and my bequestes performed I wyll that my brother Thomas Briance and John Briance be fore named shall have and ordre the said goodes for the helth off my soule and my husbandes soule John Mappe and all cristen soules And I do constitute ordre and make to be my executors the said Thomas Bryance my brother and John Briance above named Wittenes unto the same wyll my curat and gostely father William Bradock vicare off Cleobure fore said William Adams of Wethepoll Thomas Chapman with others moo

 

86.                                                                                          JOHN MAPPE 1545

 

In the name off god Amen The vijth day of December In the yere of owr lorde god Mmo CCCCCmo xlv I John Mappe of Dudnyll within the parishe of Cleur. Mortymer in the compt. off Salop make my wyll and testament in this maner folowyng First I bequeyth my soule unto almighty god to or. blessed ladie vergyn and to all the holy companye off heyven and my bodie to be buryed in the churchyarde off Cleobur. fore said by my father

Also I do gyff unto the cathedrall church of Hereff. iiijd And unto the hygh auter of Cleobur. to be ped fore et pro decumanis oblitis vjs viijd Also unto Sir Thomas Woode and unto Sir Edwarde Toy to be ped fore to eyther off them xxd

And I do gyff and bequeyth unto my brother Homffray Mappe a kowe also unto my brother John Mappe a kowe

Also I do be queyth unto my yong sister Anne Mappe an oder kowe and to Thomas Chapman my black mare to Johanne Boraston viijd Also I wyll that at my buryeng there shalbe stowed for the helth off my soule and all chrysten soules xiijs iiijd 

The rest off all my goodes I wyll that my wyffe Angnes Mappe shall have paying all my dettes and bequestes to have to helpe here and to be stowe hyt for the helth of or. soules and all christen sowles that is over the perfformance off my wyll and I wyll that my said wyffe Angnes Mappe shalbe my sole executrix and I wyll that Thomas Braseare of Mylston and Thomas Chapman of Dudnyll be my oversears as my trust is in them that they do se to my pore wyff and helpe here that my dettes may be gethered And the kyne and bestes set to hyre and to be taken ordret and delyvered acordyng to my wyll and bequestes be fore written wittenes to the same William Bradock vicare and my curat William Adams Thomas Kyng Richard Newhall Edward Arislond with moo

Church Court 1545/6

Executrix testamenti Johannis Mappe de eadem (Cleobury Mortimer ) viz. Annes eiusdem relicta probato pereandem teatamento in ecclesia parochiali de Clebury Mortymer xx die mensis Januarij Commissa est ei administracio etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £xj vjs xd et sic dimissa

 

87.                                                                                          ANNE MARSTON 1624

 

The last will and Testament Nuncupative of Ann Marston of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop and dioces of Hereford wydowe deceassed, made the fourtenthe day of November in the yere of our Lord God 1624 in manner and forme followinge vizt. I, Ann Marston of Cleobury Mortimer aforesaid beinge sicke and weake of bodye but whole of memory god be praysed Doe ordayne and make my last will and Testament Nuncupative as followethe, First I Commend my Sowle into the handes of Almightie god my maker, And my bodye to the earthe whereof it is made, And Concerninge All and singuler my goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable my will and mynd is that out of the same All my debtes shall be dischardged and payd, And my funerall expenses fulfilled and performed The Residew of All and singuler my said goodes Cattells and Chattells moveable and unmoveable, I gyve and bequeethe unto all my Children equally, to be devyded amongest them, And I doe constitute appoynt and make Prysilla Marston my daughter, my sole and lawfull executrix truly to execute and performe this my last will and Testament Nuncupative, with effecte, These beinge wittnesses

John Barker

John Chettwin

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud Ludlowe 14 die mensis Decembris 1624 coram magistro Johanne Jeames deputato etc. iuramento executoris etc. cui commissa fuit administracio etc. iurat. de bene etc. salvo etc. et exhibuit Inventorium extendens ad summam £cxj xiijs vjd

 

88.                                                                                          WILLIAM MARSTON 1606

 

In the name of god Amen. The xxvjth day of February in the fourthe yere of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lod James by the grace of god of England, France, ans Ireland Kinge defender of the faythe etc. And of Scotland the xlth, And in the yere of our lord 1606. I William Marston Clerke vicar of Cleobury Mortimer in the county of Salop & dioces of Hereford being sicke and weake of body but of whole and perfecte memory god be praysed, doe constitute ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner & forme following vizt. First I commend my soule into the handes of Allmighty god my maker hopinge assuredly to be made partaker of lyfe everlasting, And I commend my body to the earthe whereof it is made and the same to be buryed in the Chancell of the parishe Church of Cleobury Mortimer afforesayd as neere unto my children there allready byuryed as conveniently may be.

Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters vizt. Anne Marston Prisylla Marston & Mary Marston tenne poundes a peece of good and lawfull Englishe money

Item I give & bequeath to my Sonne Robert Marston £vj xiijs iiijd of currant Englishe money, And my will is that the sayd sommes of money all ready given to my sayd children shall be payd and delivered to my overseers wch. shallbe hereafter named as soone as they shall come to the age of tenne yeres vizt. every one of them as soone as they come to the age afforesayd one after another And the sayd Somme & Sommes of money soe receyved by my sayd overseers, or the survivours or survivour of them at the severall ages of my sayd children as is afforesayd to be by my sayd overseers or such of them as shall be lyving disposed & sett out to the best use and proffitt, as they may or can, onely to and for the use and behoofe of my sayd Children,

Item I give to every one of my godchildren vjd,

Item I give to every servaunte wch. is now dwellinge with me xijd,

Item I give and bequeath to Walter Winnwood such parte of my apparrell, as my wife shall thinke good to bestow of him,

Item I give to William Bottrell gent. my brother in lawe my best gowne,

Item I give to William Pyper the sonne of Richard Pyper my godsonne a ewe and a lambe,

Item I give to Joyce Osland, the daughter of Richard Osland a ewe and a lambe,

The residue of all and singuler my goodes Cattells & Chattels moveable and umoveable unbequeathed my debtes payd my funerall expenses performed, and these my legacies in this my last will and testament fullfilled, I give and bequeathe to Anne Marston my wife and I doe ordaine and make the sayd Anne Marston my wife, my sole and lawfull executrix truly to performe this my last will and Testament with effecte, And I doe ordaine, nominate and appoynt William Bottrell gent., John Byrche gent. and Richard Osland deacon of the parishe Churche of Cleobury Mortimer aforesayd my overseers to be a meane whereby all thinges mentioned in this my last will and testament may be throughly executed accordinge to my true entent & meaninge herein, And whatsoever chardges my sayd overseers, or any one of them shall be att in doinge and executing any thing herein sepcified the same to be payd & dischardged by my executrix afore named, And that my sayd Overseerrs shall make a ioynt recconinge and accompte of any goodes aforesayd wch. shall comme to their handes, & the same to be donne and made to and for the onely use & behoofe of my sayd Children, And my will is that my sayd overseers shall have in consideracion of their iust dealinge toward my children vjs viijd apeece And my will further is that there shalbe bestowed toward the repayring of the sayd Church of Cleobury Mortimer xiijs iiijd, And I give more iiijd to the Cathedrall Church of Hereford my will is that my executrix aforenamed shall bestow of such poore of the sayd parishe as shall thinke good the Somme of xs, In wittnes whereof The sayd William Marston to this my last will & testament have putt my hand & seale dated the day & yere first above written

wittnesses William Bottrell

Rychard Pyper

Wallter Winwood

Richard Osland

Debtes owing to me the sayd testator

Inprimis John Byshop of Dytton oweth about £v whereof yf he pay £iiij within two yeres next after my decease without trouble & lawe I will forgive the rest £v

Item William Pyper oweth about £v whereof yf he pay £iiij within two yeres after my decease without trouble or lawe, then I forgive him the rest £v

Item Sir George Blount knight oweth £ix wch, is for the herbage of one parcell of grounde lying in Cleobury parke called the Nayling now in the tenure or occupacion of one Richard Weston gent. £ix

Item the sayd Richard Weston oweth for the herbage of the sayd grounde called the Nayling ls, whereof he payd vjs xliiijs

Item more the sayd Richard Weston oweth for the herbage of one parcell of ground called the Burnt Woode for the tyme he hath dwelled at the lodge xiijs

more the sayd Richard Weston oweth for the tythe of Cleobury Mylles xijs

Item Owen ap Bowen of the parishe of Clunne oweth £iij xvs

Item David ap Morris of the sayd parishe of Clunne oweth xxiijs

Item George Mason of Dydlebury gent. oweth me wch. I payd for him being surety to Mary Wall wydowe the sonne of eight poundes £viij

The wife of one William Marston of Berrington late deceased oweth by bandes £vij xs

Edward Moore oweth xls

Lewys Hoskys for fyve yeres herbage xxxiijs iiijd

Item the same Leyvys Hoskys for certaine sheepe & wooll xls vjs viijd

Item more the same Lewys Hoskys for a mare I lent him to harrow ijs

Item one Thomas Monslow of Whistonsloe oweth money borrowed out of my purse by his wife att Byshops Castle the whole was xls all

dischardged saving the sayd xvijs xvijs

John Foxall viijs

Thomas Comber vjs

John Dudlicke xs

John Sproseley xijs

John Farmer of Prysely oweth upon reaconing ever since he went to Pryseley for tythe & herbage

John Mathewes oweth xs

Item my sister Elizabeth Turner & Hughe Turner her sonne doe owe unto me £iij ijs

Item there are certaine Caples about three or foure accomptable betweene Thomas Monslowe & my selfe & tenne sheepe

Item one Ellis of Clannmwnock hath myne in keeping, foure beastes vizt. two kyne a bull & a bullocke

John ap Evan oweth £iiij the same John ap Evan hath in keeping of myne xxijty sheepe

Item one William Stocking of the Muntowne hath in his keeping of myne xlty iiij sheepe to bargaine

Item John Botlow of olde Chuch more hath in keeping to bargayne vj score sheepe

Item Richard Lewys of Mylson oweth vs

Item William a Gore hath in keeping to bargaine xxtie sheepe

Item William Pountney oweth £xij

Item Johan Cocke wydow oweth reconeced in this courte ijs ijs Item the same Johan Cocke oweth me for tythes & offering for five yeres

Item Blakewey of Patton owethe viijs

Debtes wch. I doe owe

Inprimis to Edward Turner £x

Item to John Banes £vij

Item to Mary Marston £iij xvjs

Item to Lewes Hoskys vs

16 Septembris 1624 coram magistro Gabriele Wallwin srtium magistro deputato etc. apud Ludlowe probatum iuramento Annae Weston executricis in testamento dicti defucnti nominati cui commissa fuit et est administracio etc. salvo iure cuiuscumque etc. et exhibuit Inventarium extendens ad summam £lxxj xvjs vjd

iur. vigore

commiss. etc.

 

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