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Will of Thomas Baskervile of Pontrilas Herefordshire 1551

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Transcript of the PCC Will of Thomas Baskervile of Pontrilas, Herefordshire, 1551[1]

In the name of god amen I Thomas Baskervile of Ponttrilas hoole in bodie and mynde the xix th daie of August in the fourthe yere of the Reigne of Edward the Sixte of Englande Ffrannce and Ireland kinge defender of the feithe and in earthe supreme hed of the churche of England and Ireland make my testament in manner and forme folowing / Ffirst I bequeathe my soule to Almightie god, his mother saynt Mary & to all seynts my bodye to be buried in the Channcell of the churche of Keynchurche [Kentchurch] / Ffirst I bequeathe to the Cathedrall churche of Hereford iij s iiij d / Item to the churche of Madley xiij s iiij d. Item to the churche of Kenderchurche xiij s iiij d. Item to the churche of Keynchurche xx s and to the psone of Keynchurche xx s for my buriall in his Channcell / Item also I do bequeathe to Alice my wief all my Corne in the barne the thirde pte of my stuf of houshold viij oxen xij kyne two grete salts gilte tenne spones of sylver not gilt foure Iron bounde waynes with all things therunto belonging / Item I do give and bequeathe William Baskervile my bastard sonne a hundredth poundes of my goodes to be paide unto hym by thandes of my Executours when he shall come to the aige of xxj yeres for the whiche payment to be hadd oute of my goodes sheep Corne and salt Catell oxen and kyne & other my b?yde. I will that my Executors do fynde sufficient suerties to Sir James Baskervile knight for the payment of the said C li And also that Walter Baskervile do fynde like suerties to fynde the said William meate drinke clothe and other necessares to maynteyn hym to livyng till he come to thage of xxj yeres / over and besids the said hundred pounds And yf the said Walter my bastard sonne do refuse to fynde such suerties as is above specified to the said Sir James Baskervile to thuse of the said William Baskervile Then upon suche refusall I do give and bequeathe to the said William Baskervile all my goodes and Cattalls Plate stuf of houshold Corne sheepe not bequeathed except yeres to come in my leases which I do bequeathe to Walter my said bastard sonne / Item notwithstanding eny legacie before grannted I do give and bequeathe to William Seyse fyve poundes and a blacke gowne / And all the residue of my goodes my debts payde and my funeralls I do give to Walter my bastard sonne yf he do fyne suerties as abovesaid. Item I do make the said Walter and William Seyse myne Executours And the said Sir James Baskervile overseer of this my will for the whiche I will that my Executours shall give the said Overseer my …. geldinge. Thes witnes to this my will wrytten with myn owne hande and subscribed with my name ar these psones folowing Richard Smythe Morgan Taylor John … Thomas Penbruge p and Thomas Baskervile / Item I will my said Executours do paye to William a Glin Anthony a Glin and James a Glyn tenne pounds apece / Item I will that William Baskervile the sonne of Symond Baskervile have tenne kyne or tenne pounds p me Thomas Baskervile / Item I will that Elizabeth Morys have tenne pounds / Item I give and bequeathe Robert Waylter two bullocks or two hayfers / Item I give to John Baskervile of Chenton ye chose of my three colts.


xxviij die mensis Augusti AD millimo quingentatesimo quinquagesimo primo [28 Aug 1551].. Walter Baskervile Executor


  1. Will of Thomas Baskervile of Pontrilas, Herefordshire. 28 August 1551. PROB 11/34/317. The National Archives, Kew.


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