Location: Great Snoring, Norfolk, England
Surname/tag: Hubberd, Hubbard
Set forth below is a transcription of the will dated March 23, 1576 of Thomas Hubberd of Great Snoring, Norfolk, England. A photocopy of the will was obtained from the Norfolk Record Office. The will was on file there as: ANW, will register, Bussell, fo. 102 Hubbord, Thomas, of Snoring, 1570-1578.
In the name of god Amen the xxiiith Daye of Marche in the yeare of our Lorde god a thousand five hundreth seventie and sixe in the xxth yeare of the rahyn of our Soveraygn ladye queene Elizabeth I Thomas Hubberd of great Snoringe in the [Dions] of [norwing] beinge sicke in bodye but of good remembrance god be blessed do make this my last will in manner and forme followinge ffirst I Bequeath my soule to god allmightie and my Bodye to the earth from whence it cam the same to be buried in the church yarde of Snoring aforesaid unto the poore people whereof I give xys to be paied yearly xyd uppon good fridaye untill it be paid Item I give to the [acparatia] of the church there xyd Item I give to Isabell Maye my Daughter sixe pound to be paid in this wise viz xxs within four monthes after my decease and so forth yearly twentie shillinges until four pound of the said sixe pound be paid and the rest viz fourtie shillinges to be paied hir in two yeares next after the Decease of hellen my Wieff Item I give to ech of my saied daughters children twentie shillinges to be paied to them at there severall ages of one and twentie yeares and if it fourtune anye of them to dye befor that age then I will theare part so deade be evenly devided and paied to the survivors Item I will that hellen my wieff shall have all my houshould stuff and corne now growing uppon the ground and allso the use and occupation all my houses and lande in Snoring during hir naturall Lieff Item I give to ech of James Symondes children twentie shillinges Item I give each of my saied wives children three shillinges four pence to be paied after the decease of my saied wieff Item I give to margaret Lightfoote twentie pence and to each of my godchildren xyd Item I give unto James Symondes all my houses and Landes in Snoringe aforesaid to have and to hould to him and his hehrs for ever immediatle after the decease of hellen my wieff uppon condition that he do paye and Discharge all my Legacies of monye hertofore in this my Last wish by me bequeathed and do dischardge my said wieff hereafter named one of myne executors of and for the payment of the same The residue of all my goodes not bequeathed I put them to the disposition of hellen my wieff and James Symondes whom I ordayne and make myne Executors These beinge witnesses Richard Burton [Soript] Wilm Tillingeto Thomas Symondes and other.