Will of Richard Dymery

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Will of Richard Dymery

DYMERYE, Richard - Oldbury on Severn, husb
4 October 1598
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Edmund & Joan Pache
Richard Tayer
John Tayer
Ursula Taier
Roger Russell
exec cousin Thos Pache; overs Thos Champnes & Thos Moyer

Will of Richard Dymery

Top line seems like "ao domi" before the 1598, likely abbreviation for "anno domini"? The reign or possibly regina/queen ???? ??? Elizabeth 40th" (i.e. 40th year of the reign of Elizabeth, consistent with 1598).

Preamble -- In Dei Nomine amen (In God's name amen) I Richard Dymerye of "Oldbury upon Severn" (more study needed on this) in the county of Gloucs" (i.e. Gloucestershire, more needed), husbandman, sick in body but "r-something" (robust?) in memory, God be praised, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: First I commit my soul(e) unto my savior Jesus (Jesu?) Christ and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Oldbury when (or possibly "where", 2 forms of letter "r" are used in this will) it shall please God to "raise" me. (maybe, wills of this era commonly made reference to physical resurrection)

It. I do give(?) unto Edmond Pach on ewe on lambe on silver spone [spoon]
It. I do give unto Richard tayer one blacke coeltt [colt](?)
It. I do give unto John Tayor on ewe on lambe on silver spone
It. I do give unto Ursula Taior one pifsto_d (NB: first letter of Ursula's bequest is "p" based on matches in document)
It. I doe give unto Joane Pach on flaxen shirtt and 6s of money (NB: if reading "6s" correctly, 6 shillings from the £sd system)
It. I doe give unto Rodger russell one ewe
It. I doe give unto the poor people of oldbury ??iii s iiijd [money; looks like xiij so maybe 33 shillings and some pence? last "i" usually written to look like a "j"]
It. All the rest of my goods moveable and immovable & quick and dead (NB: "quick and dead" may have been a catch-all phrase to include all other animals, property etc with the obvious religious overtone; "quick" is arguable but "and dead" is very clear) I doe give unto Thomas Pacth my "cosyn" (NB: if cosyn/cousin is correct, word described several relationships at the time such as nephew so should not be too strictly interpreted) whom I doe make my "whole" (i.e. "sole"?) executor to ___ this

my last will and testament I formed according & unto E_______, (NB: possibly "Equity", meaning freedom from bias/favoritism, in use since 14th century) and also I doe appoynte Thomas + "Chamsind" or "Lamsind"? and Thomas "Morrow" or "Moyer" (maybe? very uncertain on these names) to be _____________(overseers?) for me to see this my last will and testament performed and for their paynes I doe give them ______iij s(hillings) between them

NB-following is a list of amounts to be paid to people, the first word seems to be "Debts" except that the ending "s" looks unusual, the second word possibly "Due", more work needed.
Will Tayer (maybe) - 20s
Edward (maybe) Crook - 23s
Joh(n) Tayer - 20s
Joh(n) Alles - text needs translation
others WIP...

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On 24 Nov 2018 at 18:01 GMT M Cole wrote:

I'm not sure but maybe the item to Ricard tayer is one blacke "coeltt" (variant of colt?) (based on comitt in the preamble). Its hard to tell with the insertion.