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Will (1525) and Probate (1525) of Thomas Busshe of Northleach, Gloucestershire - TNA PROB 11/21/625

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PROB 11/21/625; The National Archives, Kew, London

Transcribed by Nicholas Adams



In the name of god Amen The first day of September In the yere of our lord god
a thousand fyve hundred and xxv I Thomas Busshe of the parishe of Norlache hole of mynde and
parfite remembrannce and yet sike and feble in body make my testament in this wise First I bequeth
my soule to almighty god our lady saint Mary and to all the company of hevyn and my body to the erth
to be buried before the awter of Saint Antony in my parishe church of Norlache Item I geve to the moder
church xijd Item to the high awter of my parishe churche for tithes forgotten xls Item to the comyn
lights within the said church to every of them two pounds of wax Item to the reparous of the bells
within the said church of Norlache vjs viijd Item to the churches of Estington Farmington Enworth
Chedworth litell Resynden Schurbone to eny of these xld Item to the Churches of Blunsden Whitington
and Holywell to every of them vjs viijd Item to Joane my wife foure hundred pounds sterlings to be paid
in foure yeres and all my landes lying in Saint George Hogbone in Lamfort Fylkyns and Kelmescott during
her lyfe and the half of my housholde Item to William my sonne and heire the residue of all my lands
and tenements not bequethed lying in Oxford Shire Wilteshire Gloucetor Shire and Berkshire and
the lease and ferme of Blunsden with almaner bests and stuffe there and half of my housholde with my
wife his mother Item to Richard my sonne oon hundred pounds sterlings and the lease and ferme of Teynton
with almaner catell there pasturing where I will that Richard Cradok of London merchannt of the
Staple of Calais to have and to enioye for the space of foure yeres the moyte of the said ferme of Teynton
paying for half the catell going theruppon/ Item to John my sonne the lease and ferme of Upton elde
and two hundred pounds sterlings; Item to Thomas my sonne the Indentures and fermes at Whitington
and Holywell with almaner catalls in both the fermes and two hundred pounds sterlings and all these
bequests to my sonnes, I will that they have it when they be xxi yeres of olde, and yf any of theym happen
to departe this worlde before that age, than that bequest of that childe so departed to be distributed amongs
the other lyving and so in all other/ Item to Joane my daughter two hundred marcs sterlings to be delivered
in tyme of hir mariage/ Item to Jane my daughter two hundred marcs sterlings to be delivered in tyme
of hir marriage Item to William the sonne of Thomas Midwynter xli Item I will that William Lawrence
have the profits of the ferme of Whitington with the stock of thre hundred shepe during the nonage of
Thomas Busshe my sonne, paying yerely to the executors iij li vjs viijd and at the ende of the terme,
thre hundred shepe or twenty pounds st Item I will that the house that Henry Tryngam and Joane his
wife dwellith in, the which is called the harte shall remaign to theym during there two lyves paying
therfor the quyte rent and to kepe the repacions Item I geve to maister Thomas Tame for his loving mynde
unto me xls Item I will that myn executours shall bestowe at my moneth mynde to every pour man
and woman ijd and to every child jd being at the said moneth mynde Item to an honest prest to pray
for me and my frends within the church of Saint Peter within Northlache for the terme of foure yeres he

yerely to have vjli Item I will that all my plate indifferently be distributed by myn executors and overseers
to my wyfe and my children Item I bequeth to John Gyttens my servant xls and his horse to pray for my
soule Item to my maiden servants that is to Edith Brynde Elizabeth Flewellyn and Kateryn Hicks to either
of these xxs to pray for my soule Item I will that Robert Symmys shalhave the leasse and yeres that
I have in Bourton mille paying therfor yerely xls to William Busshe myn heire Item I geve to Hugh
Westwode my best gowne and a doblet/ Item to William Lawrence the secunde and a doblet Item John
Tryngam the thirde Item to Henry Tryngam the fourth Over and above my last will and legacy preformed
my detts paid and my funerall expenses performed of all my goodes I geve clerely to my sonnes William
and John and goddes blissing and myn and make myn executours William and John my sonnes and Thomas
my brother and he to have xxli for his labour and overseers I make maister William Farmer
clerk of the crowne and Richard Wenman and the said William and Richard Wenman to have for their
labours twenty poundes betwene them In witnesse hereof I have sette my seall the day and yere above
written These testes for Thomas Monos vicar Richard Wenman Thomas Midwynter Sir William Reynold
parson of Wyke William Lawrence with other./


Probatum fuit testamentum suprascripti defuncti coram prefat[u]s Con[m]nssarijs in eccl[es]ia
Cath[edrali] diui pauli london xxo die mensis novembris Anno Domi[ni] mill[es]imo quingentesimo xxvo Jurament[o]
Willi[ami] Busshe et Joannis Busshe executorum in h[uius]mo[d]i test[ament]o no[m]i[n]at[orum] Ac approbatum et insumatum Et com[m]issa
fuit admi[ni]stracio auct[oritat]e prefatorum R[euerendissi]mor{um] patrum om[nium] & singulorum bonorum Juriu[m] & creditorum d[i]c[t]i defuncti
prefatis executoribus de b[e]n[e] & fideli[te]r admi[ni]strand[o] cum consensu[m] & assensu[m] mag[ist]ri Clerk Clice & Thome
Goddard quos d[omi]ni assignnanernt in coadinatores dur[] terminis suorum apprenticiet &c de eorum express[um]
consensu[m] & assesu[m] &c Ac de pleno et fideli Inven[tario] secundo die post festum st Blasii ep[iscop]i futur[um] exhi[ben]d[o]
necnon de plano et vero compoto reddend[o] Ad sanctu[m] dei Ev[a]ngelia in debita iuris forma Jurat./

The testament of the above written deceased was proved before the aforesaid Commissioners in the Cathedral
church of St. Paul, London on the 20th day of the month of November Anno Domini one thousand five hundred 25 by the oath
of William Busshe and John Busshe executors named in the same testament And approved and registered And administration
was granted of the aforesaid most Reverend fathers of all & singular the goods, rights and loans of the said deceased
to the aforesaid executors to be administered well amd faithfully with the consent and approval of master Clerk Clice & Thomas
Goddard who [] etc. by their express
consent and assent etc. And of a full and faithful Inventory to be produced on the second day after the feast of St. Blaise [3rd Feburary] next to come
and also of a clear and true calculation to be returned Sworn in the due form of the law upon the holy Gospels of god.

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