Location: Bristol, England
Surnames/tags: Thorne Bristol
Robert Thorne the elder's Will, proved 6 July 1519 Source: Transcribed by Charles Draper (2007, updated and corrected 2015) Manuscript: TNA PROB 11/19 fos. 146-7
Be it knowne to all cristen people that I Robert Thorne of bristowe marchaunt wryte this with my hand my will and my testament In the yere of our lord mdxvii the xx day of Januar (i.e. 20th Jan 1517) in good mydne and in goode helthe of body ~ thanked be god Amen / In the name of god of our blessed Lady and all the holy ~ company of heavyn to pray for me that I may so doo at this tyme for to come to
the blessed company of heavyn / And that I bequeth my soule to allmyghty god and to oure blessed Lady and my body to the holy Church grave in the Crowde of Saint Nicholas ~ Churche And also I bequeathe to the moder Church of Worsestur vs. And I bequeath to the Church of Saint Nicholas as for reparacions xxvis viiid. And I bequeathe to the vycar of Sent Nicholas Church for forgoten tythyngs xxs / Also I will have a goode prest to praye for my soule in Saint Nicholas Churche vi yeres and he to have vi£ every yere Also I will have ~ viii poore men that shall bere viii torches and they shall have every man agowne and for beryng of the torches viiid a man And also I will have at my burying to be gyven to ~ poore men and wymen iiii£ in bred and every man and woman id in money And at my monethis mynde also moche And at my xii monethis mynde as moche as is before wryten Also that I bequethe to the foure Ordres of ffrers to every place xxs to pray for my soule Also I bequeath to the iiii Almes houses to every place iiiis and to newgate to the prisoners iiiis Also I bequethe to Dame Elyn Thorn my Doughter vi£ xiiis iiiid in redy money And A ~ standyng cuppe with a cover weying xx ounces A salte with a cover that weyeth xx ounces to pray for my soule Also I bequeathe to every Nonne in the place to pray for my soule xiid Also I bequeathe to Margery my Sister of Saint Albones vi£ xiiis iiiid and afursed Convent in ~ grayne Also I bequeth to her husband A ministur a velvet gowne furre with fox Also I bequeth to my brother Will Thornis ii doughters that be ffaderles that oon is called phelipp and the other Rose iii£ to every of them And that my Syster margery to have the Divydyng of the money tyll they be Abill to be married / Then I bequethe to William Wossley my best Starlett gowne and my Starlett cloke and to his wif my cremesyn gowne and vi£ xiiis iiiid in redy money to pray for my soule Also I bequeth to William Wossleys vii children lxx ounces of plate and xiiii£ in redy money And Rose his daughter xxx ounces plate and xv£ in redy money / And to be ~ delyvered to all them whom they to able to be maried And also and any of thise doo ~ departe to god then I will that this good be departed from oon to an other that longer ~ lyveth / Also I bequeth to Robert Thorne my sonne lx£ in redy money and lx ounces in ~ plate Also I bequeth to Nicholas Thorn my sonne lx£ in redy money and lx ounces of plate Also I bequeethe to Alice Thorn my Doughter lx£ in redy money and lx ounces of plate and the thryd parte of all my houshold and she be able to be maried by the wise of her friends and of myn Executors Also if there be any of thise iii persones departe to god that then they that lyveth longer that it goo from oon to an other And so be that / that they departe to god all as god forbede that then I wold the oon half go to the Charterhousse of Wytham and the other half to the hyewayes aboute bristowe Also I bequeath to Johan Thorne my wif iiC£ in ~ redy money and iiC ounces of plate and xxC weight of vithell and ii parts of all my houshold stuff and no more And also I bequethe to Saint Augustines Churche to the buyldying of the new Church A pype of Iron and xls in redy money to praye for my soule And I beqeath to oure Lady chapell upon the bryge of bristowe xxvis viiid Also I bequethe to the hyeways aboute bristowe x£ where there is most nede Also I bequethe to Saint Nicholas crowde where my body shal be buried a housse that I bought late of ~ John Colasse that lyethe in Saint Nicholas Strete and I wold that the proctures of the crowde shall fynde for my soule a terment every yere to the value of vs by yere and to be prayed fore in the pulpytt every Sunday Also I have A seller full of salte wherein is lxxxxiiii tonne of salt and this I gyve to the almes housse of the iii kynges of Colen every yere viiiis to pay quarterly iis And to the Almes housse at the graye ffreurs viiis paid every yere quarterly iis and to the almes housse in the Long rowe every yere viiis to be paid quarterly iis And newgate viiis yearely to be paid quarterly iis as long as money of this salte will last to pray for my soule Also I gyve to the Almes housse where there be at Laffords gate to the reparacion of the bedds where the poore men lye in xxvis viiid Also I bequeathe and gyve to the tremte of Lafford gate to the reparacion of the land liiis iiiid Also I make myne Executors Srz John Goodryge parson of Christchurch and William Wossley and John Wyat myne executors and to ev[er]y of them I gyve x£ in redt money and every of them a blacke gowne And to se my will and my debte paid and my will fulfilled and the rest of all my goodes to be sold and doon for my soule where that ye fynde most need ~ I require as ye will annswer to for god that this be doo as ~ god knowith my mynde ~ I put my full trust in you for ~ god send me spare ~ grace I wold doo it my self.
Probate granted: 16 July 1519
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