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Mayne wills

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Will of Simon Mayne of Donnington als Dinton gentleman. 1617

Written xij day of Maye in the 12th year of the reign of King James 1612

Simon Mayne of Donnington als Dinton gentleman bequeaths "my soule into the hands of Almightye God"

  • To my daughter Coluberry & assignes all my recetorie passonage and tythes of Haddenham and Cuddington , Bucks and all rents which shall be due uppon any lease or leases of any premises for a term of 15 years after my death
  • After that term to my son Simon all my rectorie passonage and tythes and the advowson of Haddenham and Cuddington, Bucks, his heires and assignes
  • All the goods and chattels left uppon the lands and tenaments at time of death of wide to Simon
  • I give and bequeath to each of the children of my wife by her first husband (except for heir apparent Richard Beke) the sum of £20 a peece amounting to a full sum of severn (sic) score.
  • To Mary Mayne daughter of brother James Mayne £20
  • To Henry Mayne son of my brother John Mayne £20
  • To godsons Simon Colles and Simon Gape £20 a peece
  • The poore of Donnington als Dinton £5
  • The poore of Haddenham £5
  • The poore of Cuddington 40 shillings
  • To every servant in service at death 10 shillings a peece
  • All rest of goods and chattells unbequeathed to my wellbeloved wife Coluberry whom I make full and sole Executor
  • Brother James Mayne and William Lillingstone as overseers
  • Winessed by James Mayne, Richard Nightingalle, Richard Meabler

Memorandum dated 12 July 1617

  • All good and chattels previously to be left uppon land and tenaments nowe to my wife her heires and assignes
  • All lands pastures groundes, meadowes groundes calle by Mayne Grounde and Water Meade (purchased of Sir Francis Goodwyn) to wife Coluberry for a term of 21 years. And use towards payment of debts and legacies.
  • Witnessed by James Mayne, Wm Lilllingstone, Thomas Carter, Rich Nightingalle, William Eaton.

Will proved 11 September 1617 by relict Coluberry Mayne.

WIll of Simon Mayne of Donnington als Dinton gentleman transcribed by Colin Hewitt - January 2022

Will of Coluberry Mayne widow of Donnington als Dinton. 1628

Written 18 July 1628.

The intial request is as follows verbatim: "...and my bodie to be buried in the parishe church of Donnington als Dinton aforesaid neere the place where the bodie of my late husband Symon Mayne lieth buried and that my Executors shall provide one or two decent gravestones for us both and my said late husband Symon Mayne myTo al f selfe and his two children to be pictured there uppon and chose the same to be laid orderlie over the place where my husband Symon Mayne lyeth buried".

The the following bequests were made:

  • To son Henry a turkie carpet and £10
  • Henry was to be ward over Colubery's son Symon that role passed to Alexander Croke and wife Sarah until Symon reaches age of 21. Monies for upbrigning taken from valuation of goods, chattels and all hpuseholdestuffe. But the value is subject to agreement with Son in law Thomas Bulstrode, and brother in law John Mayne.
  • When Son Symon reaches age 21 he has to provide for his half siblings Marmaduke Beke, William Beke, and James Beke an annunity of twenty markes apeece.
  • Son Symon Mayne to receive a purse with a gold peece and note of its value
  • To daughter Coluberry Bulstrode the best bed, bed linen and best petticoat and £50 of good and lawful money, and £10 a year until (brother) Symon becomes 21.
  • To son in law Thomas Bulstrode £10 to buy a ringe.
  • To daughter Elizabeth Dower her ruby ring and £10 of platte
  • To Elizabeth's son Thomas Dower 40 shillings
  • To all of her children (named) a ring with a death's head worth xiii shillings and iiij pence (named as Elizabeth, Anne, Sarah, Henry, Marmaduke, James, Colluberry and Symon)
  • William Croke £20
  • His father Alexander Croke a 20 shilling peice
  • Son William Beke gets messuages, tenaments, cottages, houses, barns and stables.
  • To daughter Anne Gape £100 (mention of being repaid a debt by her brother in law John Mayne)
  • Coluberry Gape her granddaughter £10
  • Son in law William Gape - a house
  • To servants Robert Mildman, Anne Deacon
  • God daughter Coluberry Burman
  • John Pritchard and wife 10 shillings
  • Johan Pritchard
  • £100 for her funeral, including £6 to be shared amongst the poore that attend.
  • Alexander and Sarah Croke made joint Executors
  • John Mayne and Thomas Bulstrode as overseers.

The will was proved 27 January 1628 with Alexander and Sarah Croke sworn as Executors.

WIll of Coluberry Mayne of Donnington als Dinton widow transcribed by Colin Hewitt - January 2022

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