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Will of Richard Rawlyn of Little Wakering Essex 1540

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Transcript of the PCC Will of Richard Rawlyn of Little Wakering, Essex, 1540.[1]

In dei nomine Amen The xv day of Marche Anno Dni Millimo Quingentesimo tricesimo quarto [15 Mar 1534/1535] I Richard Rawlyn of Litill Wakering whole of mynd and in good Remembrannce .. make my Wille in this maner folowing FFirst I bequeth my Soule to Almighti Jhu xr and my bodie to be buryed in the churche of our Ladie of Lytill Wakering .. / Item I bequeth to the high Aulter of the said Churche for my Tythes forgotten.. iiij s and to the high Aulter of muche Wakeryng iij s iiij d / Item I wille a Stone be put and laid upon my corpes with my ymage my wyfs and my Children set therein / Item if the pisshe wille make a Sepulture I wille geve toward the makinge iiij marke orels not / Item I wille an honest preste have vj li xiij s iiij d to sing Masses and say diriges and other [sermons?] oone whole yere in my pishe churche for my soule my wifes soules and my freinds soules and alle xpen Soules / Item I bequeth to Margaret my wyf x kyen xl yewes in blake ambling horse l li of lawfull money of the whiche x li to be paid at the day of my buriall or sone after and xx ti li to be paid to her or to her assignes at Mighelmas next after my deceasse and xx li that day twelve monethes And also I wille she have alle my houshold stuf to be usid in my howse with my pultery except the bed I lye in withall therunto belonging the whiche I will Johan my Doughter have and vi pens of pewter disshes and platters either of them a brasse pott and a brass pane and also xx ti marke in money the whiche goods and money I wille she have att the day of her mariage and if she die before she be Maried I will v marke be distribute at her buriall and her moneth daye and the residue which is x li shall come to my executor to pforme my wille / Item I wille that Anne my Doughter have a fetherbed and all that therto belong iij platters iij pewter disshes A brasse pot a brasse panne and also xx markes in money the whiche goods and money I wille she have at the day of her mariage and if she die before she be maried I wille fyve marke be distribute at her buriall and at her moneth daye and the resydue whiche is x li shall come to my executor to the pformacion of my wylle / Item I wille if it fortune my wyf to be with childe I wille the said childe if it a man childe xx li and if it be a daughter xiij li vj s viij d the whiche money to be delyvered if it be a man child at the Age of xxj th yeres and if it be A doughter to be delyvered to her att the day of her Mariage and if it fortune to die before the day of the delyverannce of the said Money then I wille the said money go to my executor to the pformacion of my wille Item I wille that my fermes called Wakeringhall and Akerssette with alle their appurtenances be in the occupieng of my executor till mighelmas next after my decease to maynteyn my houshold my wyf and my servannts together and toward the perfomacion of my wille And then I wille that alle my forsaid goods and Catalls except my forsaid houshold be praysed with iiij honest men with my overseers and so being pryased to be delyvered to my executor and they to the pformacion of my wille to occupie as is before rehersed and hereafter shall ??sine that is to saye / FFirst I wille my said executor with the pfits of my said fermes goods and Catalls received yerely during the nonnag of my children performe alle my legacies and bequests here in my wille conteyned and paying detts and Kepyng my Children and alle these things so deducted Item I wille that all before rehersed pfits my forsaid executor shall yerely make Acompt to my Overseer and to my honest men hereabout during the nonage of my iiij sonnes of alle the pffits yerely comyng of alle my forsaid fermes goods and Catalls clerely above alina?ner of charge before rehersed I wille it be dyvyded in iiij partes whiche shall remayne to my said iiij sonnes at their age as in my wille do specifie either lyke .. / Also I wille that myn executor or his Assignes shall delyver or cause to be delyvered to Thomas and to John my two sonnes comountlye when that John my sonne is of the Age of xxj yeres my lease of Wakeringhall Clere with reasonable falowe then there after the use with l kyene xx ti shere yewe shepe and xv lambes and xij horses with Carts plowes harrowes with their appurtenances or the price of everything as it shalbe praysed indifferently at the election and choise of my said two sonnes Provided alwaye that if either of my two sonnes fortune to die before the day of their entre then I wille that in his … that faileth William my sonne shall entre and enyoy as his brother shuld have done And if it fortune both my forsaid sonnes named Thomas and John die before their entre then I wille that the said William and Robert my sonnes enyoy and have my forsaid ferme goods and Catalls as the said Thomas and John shuld have had at their Age of xxj yere And also I wille that my executor or his Assignes shall delyver or cause to be delyvered to William and Robert my ij sonnes if William have one half Wakeringhall as is aforesaid my lease of my ferme of Akersflete with viij wethers and viij shere shepe and xl Northern shepe at there ages of xxj th yeres Provided alway that if William enyoye and have Wakeringhall then I wille that Robert my sonne have alle the said ferme of Akerflete and all the forenamed shepe and bullocks there / And also provyded that if William and Robert die before their Age of xxj th yeres then I wille that he that lyveth shall have and enyoye the said ferme and Catall And if it fortune both die Then I wille that Thomas and John my two sonnes shall have the said ferme and Catall and if evy of them die the lyver to have all the said Catall and ferme and if every of then Provided alwey that and if alle my forsaid iiij sonnes happen to die before the said Agis of xxj yeres then I wille that my executor or his Assignes shall delyver or cause to be delivered to the child my wiff goith with if it be A sonne alle my forsaid ferme goodes and Catalls at his age of xxj yeres paying then to my doughters xl li and if he lyve not so longe nor be no sonne then I wylle that my executor or his Assignes delyver of cause to be delyvered to William Rawlyn my brothers sonne my said lease of Wakeringhall and of Akersflete with the goods and catalls to them belonging at his Age of xxj th yeres paying to all my doughters lyving lx li every oone lyke … / Item I will that William my sonne have Sa?wetts with their Appurtenances for the terme that I have yt streight after my decease and also an oyester lane lying in yoke flete to hym and to his heires streight after my decease And I geve

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To Margaret my wyfe at Mighelmas after my decease v staine of wheate and v staine of Malte / Item I make my executor Robert FFannyng and I geve to hyme to hym for his labor and busynes xx s and all his costs / And also I wille he have either of them yerely during the Nonage of my iiij sonnes for his labor and busynes in occupieng my fermes and Making every yere An Accopt as ys aforsaid fyve markes and his costs / And I make my overseers Richard Boke and Thomas at Haye my father enlawe to se this my Wille truly done / and I geve to either of them for their labor and busynes xl s / and their costs These being witnes that this is my last will perrishe prest here Robert Brooke Thomas at Haye John Cowper Thomas Chestre and William Wegyn Item I wille that John Pegott have yerely aslong as he lyveth a staine of wheat and an other of Malte corne / Item to John Rule A Bullocke iiij busshells of wheate / Item to John Rawlyn my cossyn A Bullocke / Item to John Baker my servannt A Bullocke young at Chalkewell / Item I bequeth to every man and Maide servannts I have in my hous iiij Theves at Mighlemas next / Item I geve to every godchild I have on lyve xij d Item to John Pegatt vj theves and A cowe / and they to be pastured here aslong as he lyveth / Item to Co?? shepe and to d?vy iiij shepe / Item I will that at xpeinas next after my deceas there be bake A staine wheat and in bread/ and keld a Bullocke / and that to be geven to poore housholdres in this perisshe and here aboute moost mede /

Probatum

.. quarto die Marcij AD Millimo Quingentesimo Tricesimo Nono [04 Mar 1539/1540] .. Roberti Ffannyng executor ….

Sources

  1. Will of Richard Rawlyn of Little Wakering, Essex. 04 March 1540. PROB 11/28/48. National Archives.




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