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Will of Henry Sacheverell of Morley 1556

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Date: 1556 to 1560
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The will of Sir Henry Sacheverell, of Morley in Derbyshire, who died 21 July 1558. It was written on 6 February 1556/7. The will was proved at the Lichfield Consistory Court on 30 July 1560.

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Sir Henry Sacheverell, of Morley, will proved 30 July 1560, Lichfield Consistory Court; "Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield And Coventry Wills And Probate 1521-1860," database with images, Findmypast (https://www.findmypast.co.uk/ : accessed 30 May 2021), Image (subscription required).

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Will

In the name God Amen the syxt daye of feybruarye in the yere of owre lord Godd A thousand fyve hundryd fyftye and syxe I sir henry Sacheverell of morley in ye Countye of Derbe beinge of perfecte memorye & revookynge All former Wyllys do make & declare thys my laste Wyll & testamente in manner & forme hereafter followinge

fyrste I do bequeyth my soule to almyghtye God my [] blessed ladye saynt marye & to all the sayntes in hayvyn & yff I fortune to dye wythin ye Countye of derbe my bodye to be buryedd in ye paryshe Churche of morley in the newe Chapell nere unto my welbelovyd late wyffe dame ysabell Sacheverell and yff I fortune to dye in any other Countye then I Wyll yt my bodye shalbe buryedd in suche Churche or other Whollye place as my lovyng frendes then being abowte me shall thynke moste Convenient & mete

And furthermore I Wyll yt my funeralle & buryinge shalbe bestowedd in blacke Gowne or [] Cootes & other thynges necessarye for my Welbelovyd wyffe frendes & servintes accordynge as ys Convenyante for my Worshyppe & deyrd By the dyscrecyon of my executores & ye overseers of thys my laste Wyll & testament

And also I Wyll yt my howsholde be kept to gether for the space of on Wholle moneyth nexte after after my deyth and yt my howseholde menye & servintes shall have meyte drynke & loggyng in my seyd howse then as they have hadd in my lyfftyme

And also I Wyll yt Charges of my howse for ye seyd moneyth all my funerale Charges & my dettes shalbe levyedd takyn & payd uppon my Wholl Godes & Catalles

And I do bequeyth unto ye parson of morley for my mortuarye accordyng to ye ordynance lawfullye []

And also I wyll yt my executors Wyth Convenyant Spede shall [] & cause to be made over my bodye in ye seyd newe Chappell in the seyd Churche of morley on monumente or tombe of allabbaster or marbull [] uppon & in the Wyche I Wyll shalbe graven in [] my bodye & the bodye of my late wyff dame ysabbell Sacheverell & the bodye of my Welbeloved Wyff dame Anne yt nowe ys Wyth pycturs or a remembrance in scrypture uppon the seyd tombe unouncyenying Dame margere my late wyffe sumtyme wyffe unto Sir John holford knyghte [] ye Intent yt all Crystyn people seinge ye same shalbe ye more Apte & have the better [] of there Charyte to praye for my soalle my seyd Wyffes soales and for all Crystyn soales

And I Wyll yt therebe on honeste preste fownde at my Costys & Charges to synge or saye masse & other devyne servyce in the syd newe Chappell in morley Churche afforeseyd by the space of on Wholl yere next after my deyth & he to have for hys stypende or Wages vli vjs viijd Whyche seyd servyce I Wyll Sir John bankes my Chaplen shall do yff he be so Contentyd & yff he be not then my executors to provyde of on other honeste preste to do the same servyce & he to have for hys recompence vli vjs viijd payd hym [] by my executors

And also I Wyll yt dame Anne my Welbelovyd Wyffe shall have & Inyoye durynge hyr lyff all suche landes tenamentes & heredytamentes in Snytton Callow Rydysley or in any of theym or els Where Wythin the Countye of derbe Wych I have gyffyn hyr Accordyng to hyr feoffeement by me ther of to hyr made Wythowte fett or Interuppcyon of suche as shall hereafter fortune to be my heyre or heyres or of any of theym

And also I Wyll yt my howse beinge kept as afforeseyd my funerall Charges & expenses & my dettes payde uppon my Wholl goodes & Catalles that dame Anne my Welbelovyd Wyff shall have the thryde parte of my goodes & Catalles yt shall remeayne to hyr onlye use & Whole [] once all suche parte & porcyon as she injoy Clayme or have of my goodes And Catalles in the Wyche hyr seyd iijth parte my Wyll & Intent ys yt all suche playte of sylver or of sylver & parcell gylte bedynge & howseholde stuffe as ye seyd dame Anne my Wyffe dyd brynge Wyth hyr shalbe appontyd unto hyr for hyr seyd iij [] or for a sinche ther of as ye same Wyll amonte unto being valewede at a resonable pryce

And more over I do gyff & bequeyth unto ye seyd dame Anne my Wyffe all suche rynges on lytyll Crosse of golde Whych I dyd delyver hyr to Weyre Wyth [] apparell belongyng to hyr owne bodye and more

I do gyff & bequeyth unto John Sacheverell my son & heyre son & make my heyre apparunte my boole uppon the browne egge Wyth the blacke Worke in & abowte yt same Wythall maner of Inpqumentes boles [] & Whych to the same belongyng to [] Wyth all my Woddes & underwoddes in Wessyngton heye & also in the lordshype of Wessyngford or therabowte Wyth all my Intereste ryght & terme yt I have in & [] seyd boole & Woddes & grownd & every parte & parcell therof in as large sorte & [] or of ryght owght to have in [] same by the grannte & gyfte of my unkyll syr Rychard Sacheverell deceassyd or otherwyse uppon Condycyon the seyd John Sacheverell shall permytte & suffer my execytors to have & take necessarye & [] suche Woodes [] & uppon ye seyd boole & [] to smylte the blackwork ther of as shortlye as they Convenyantlye Can & maye after my deyth the leade & proffetes rysyng Cummynge of ye same to be Imployedd in & abowte ye performans of thys my laste Wyll & testament my executors levyng to ye seyd John Sacheverell the blackworke therof as gud & benyfycyall as ytt shalbe at ye tyme of my deyth

Also I do gyff & bequeythe unto ye same John Sacheverell my Coller of sylver Wyth the [] ye same Wych henry flynt [] to [] ye seyd henry flynte or suche [] as shall hereafter fortune to [] the seyd John Sacheverell

Also I do gyff & bequeyth unto my [] Wyffe unto ye wyddow Sacheverell xxs to by her a rynge for a remembrance to praye for my soale

Also I do gyff & bequeyth unto Wylliam Sacheverell my son syxe powndes xiijs iiijd to bestowe enioyes hys Chylder at hys dyscrecyon under condycyon yt ye seyd Wylliam Sacheverell [] Wyse vexe or trubble my executors or any of them for any matter or thynge

It I do gyff & bequeyth unto ye seyd Wylliam Sacheverell x li to by hym syxe sylver sponys uppon lyke Condycyon

Also I do gyff & bequeyth unto thomas Sacheverell my son xxs & on black Coate

I do gyffe & bequeyth unto henry Sacheverell of Saddyngton my son fyve powndes

& Where at the tyme of maryage of George Chaworth my son in lawe & marye hys Wyffe the same George was Contentyd to take of one in marydge Wyth ye seyd marye ye sume of one hundryth markes Wych Was muche lesse than I dyd Gyff in marydge Wyth any of my other daughters at [] the seyd marydge I do devyse ye seyd George Chaworth for therto rewarde Wyth Sume recompence In Consyderacyon Wherof I do gyffe unto ye seyd George Chaworth & marye hys Wyff xxth markes of money to be bestowedd by ther dyscrecyon & for the prefarment of ther Chylder

And I do gyffe & bequeyth unto Raff Sacheverell of in [Byton?] secunde son of John Sacheverell my son & heyre deceassyd vli

Also I do gyff & bequeyth unto marye Chaworth my dowghter xxs to by her a rynge Wyth for a remembrance to praye for my soale

Itm I do gyffe & bequeyth unto Jarves Knyveton of underwodd & margett hys Wyff ether of theym xxs to by ether of theym a rynge for a remembrance to praye for my soale

And also I do gyff & bequeyth unto henry Sacheverell of [Barton?] [eldeste?] son of Rychard Sacheverell on of my yonger sonnes [] xls in money

& also I do gyff & bequeyth unto John bothe son of John both of arleston deceased xls under condycyon yt the seyd John both [] no frther demande any thynge of my executors & []

And also I do gyff & bequeyth unto George bothe brother unto ye seyd John both xxs under lyke Condycyon & lyke [] to be made by hym to my executors

And also I do Gyffe & bequeyth unto Rycharde Waverley my son in law [] doaghter Joyane hys Wyff [] xxs for a rynge for a remembrance to praye for my soale

And also I do gyff & bequeyth unto Rycharde [?]edhue my son in law & servante fyve markes to praye for my soale

And also I do gyff & bequeyth [] Sachverell xxs & margett thorneboroage & elesabeth [] of theym xs to praye for my soale

And also I do Gyffe & bequeyth unto every servante [] have in Wages at my decease [] beinge a [] on halff yere Wages more than they shall have []

And also I do gyff & bequeyth [] hartley xs to praye for my soale

And also I Wyll [] space of too yeres [] after my deyth to suche person or persons as [] of thys my laste Wyll & testament owght to have the same & the residue of all my goodes & Cattalles my dettes legacys & funerall Charges payde I Wyll the on halff therof shalbe equallye devyded to my seyd son in law George Chaworth & marye hys Wyff & to Rycharde [?]edhue my son in law & servante & the other halff of ye seyd Goodes & [] I do gyff & bequeyth unto ye seyd John Sacheverell my son & heyre [] towarde hys settyng uppon of howse

And also I Wyll yt my executors & [] of theym ffrome tyme to tyme shall have such Costes Charges & expensys borne & alowedd theym uppon my goodes as they or any of theym shalbe [] or susteyne in or abowte the execucyon of thys my laste Wyll & testament or matter or thynge therabowtes [] or other Wyse

And of thys my laste Wyll & testament I do orden & make the seyd John Sacheverell & my Cosin Raffe Sacheverell of normanton uppon soore in ye County of nottyngham Gentylman the seyd George Chaworth the seyd Rycharde [?]edhue & lawrence Gowrobyn Clarke [] my trewe & lawfull executors of thys my laste Wyll & testament

And my seyd Worshyppfull [] thomas pewtrell of Westhalimme & Whych ar a blackwall of ye [] my overseers of thys my laste Wyll & testament

And yff the seyd John Sacheverell do refuse to take uppon hym to [be?] on of my executors [] & trewlye as my specyall Confydence & trust ys in theym and for ther paynes in & abowte the execucyon of thys my seyd laste Wyll & testament I do gyff & bequeyth unto any of my seyd executors takyng uppon hym as executor xls

And to every of my overseers for hys paynes xls

And also I devyse & Wyll yt suche legacyes as ys bequeythydd to any of my Chylder or Sonnys in lawe shalbe under condycyon yt he or they yt receyve or Wyll have ye same shall make & seale generall aquytances to my seyd executors and yff any of my seyd Chylder or sonnyes in law do [] vexe or demande any other thynge of any of my executors yt he or they so demandying [] or vexing any of my seyd executors shall loose ye seyd legacyes to hym gyffyn & bequeythydd & ye seyd John Sacheverell to have ye same legacye payd hym Towarde the furnyture of hys howsehold

And further I Wyll yt yff other[] seyd Raffe Sacheverell of normanton ye seyd George Chaworth the seyd Rycharde [?]edhue or the seyd lawrence Gowroben or any of theym do refuse to take uppon hym to be my executor yt he orr they so refusinge ye seyd executorshyppe shall lose all such legacyes & bequeyst & every parcell therof as he or they myght have or Clayme by thys my laste Wyll & testament

And yff hytt shall herafter fortune any ambyguyte or [] to ryse [] in a [] laste Wyll & testament [] ye same shalbe [] expoundyd & determynyd by my seyd executors & overseers or by the more [] of theym then lyffyng [] and shalbe takyn [] & jugeyd to be my playne & perfect laste Wyll

In Wyttnesse Wherof I the seyd Sir henry Sacheverell to thys my seyd laste Wyll & testament have sette my hande & seale the daye yere above Writtyn [] Wyttness John ...





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