1519 william cottesmore brightwell baldwin oxf PCC will 9944
will of william cottesmore of brightwell baldwin oxfordshire
In dei nomine amen. I will'm cottusmore of bawdwein brightwell in the countie of oxford beying op p'fite memorie and hole mynde the xxv day of junii in the yere of oure lord god mccccc and xix make my testament and declare my last will in forme follouying. First i bequeth my soule to almyghty god oure lady seinte mary and to all the holy companye of hevyn. and my body to be buried in the channcell of the parysshe chirch of bawdewen brightwell aforsaid in the grave under the stone of sir john cottismore somtyme oon of the kynges justices and my greate grauntfader. Item i bequeth to the mother chirch of our blessedlady of lincoln vis viiid. Item i bequethe to the parisshe chirche of bawdewen brightwell abovesaid xs. Item i bequethe to the same chirche my black gowne of velvet wt'oute the furre. Item i beueth to eu'y housholder in the towne of brightwell both poore and riche xiid. Item i bequethe to eu'y of my god children iiiid. After my dettes paid and contented i will and bequethe all my quyke catailles that i have in brightwell, chyssilhampton, and in the grove beside quateley brige in the countie of oxford to alice my wife and to my sonnes anthony, morgan, richard, george, thomas and roger and to the child which my wife now goeth w't and is greate, and that the aforsaid catell to be equally devided and parted bitwix my said wif and my aforsaid childryn by the discrecion of sr water stoner knyght, thomas more, thomas lyntall, john goddisdale and robert lyver eu'y of my children and wif to have of the said quyke cataille lyke moche in value. And afore and after such particion made as is aforesaid i will that the said alice my wif have the custody and kepyng and occupacion of the said cataill and the profyttes of them to hir own vse to the tyme that the childryn shall come to the full age of xxi yeres. And then my said wif to delyu'r to hym that then shall be of the full age of xxi yeris his porcon and such part as is assigned and lymettyd to hym by the said sr walter stoner and the other aforenamed. And so to be delyuered to eu'y of my said childryn theire cattall or the value therof in money or in such thynges as shalbe to them most necessarie when eu'y of them shall come to the full age of xxi yeris as above said. And if it shall happen any of my said children to decease afore he cone to the full age of xxi yeris than i will that the cattaille assigned for his parte that is so deceased shall remayne to the said alice my wif. Itm i bequeth to the chirch of stodam a quarter of malte. Itm i will and bequethe to the chap'll of chyssilhampton oon quarter malt and to the rep'acons of chyssilhampton brige vis viid. Itm i will that john lang my sur'te have vis viiid. Itm john baynton vis viiid. Itm to john stayner vis viiid. Itm i will that eu'y of my houshold su'ntes have oon shepe. Itm i will that my feoffes of and in my landes and ten'tes in the ile of wight stond and abide seased to the vse of my said wif alice and my brother thomas more for terme of x yeris next after my decease to this entent that the rentes reuenues issues and profyttes of the said landis and tenementes my said wif and brother shall receive to fulfill and p'forme the last will of my father sir john cottesmore knyght and the last will of me the foresaid will'am. And after the willes of my said ffather and of me the said will'm p'formed than i will that my said feoffees stande and abide seased of and in the said landis and ten'tes to thuse of my said wif and childryn duryng the aforesaid terme of x yeris and according to the couenntes specified in cerein indentures made bitwene sir symone hercourt knyght and me the foresaid will'm cottusmore. Itm i will that my feoffes of and in my maner of bawdewen brightwell and of all other my landes in the town and ffildis of bawd'wen brightwell stond and abide seased to the use of my said wif alice for the terme of hir lyf. And after hir decease the said ffeofes to stond and abyde seased of and in the said man'r and landis to the vse of the heires of my body begoten. Excepte all such landis and ten'tes that i the said will'm purchased in the said towne of bawdwen brightwell of the which landis and ten'tes purchased by me the foresaid will'm in brightwell aforesaid or in any other towne village or ha'lett where soeuer the said landis or teneme'tes be i will that my feoffes shal stonde and abide seased to the vse of my said wif alice for term of hir lyf. And after hir decease my said feoffes to stand and abyde seased to the use of my sonne richard and to the heires of his bodye lawfully begotten. And for defaulte of such issue to my son george and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten. And for defaulte of such issue to my sonne thomas and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten. And for defaulte of such issue to my sonne roger and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten. And for defaulte of such issue to the child with whome my wif now goeth and is greate. And for defaulte of such issue to the right heires of me the said will'm. Except certeine landis called drues within the lordshipp of bawdewen brightwell the which landis after xxi yeris next after my decease i will that my feoffes stond and abyde seased to the vse of oon john halley and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten res'uying and savyng to me the said will'm and myne heires landis of the fee the quyte rent goying oute of the said landis called drew landes except the said alice can aggre with the said john. Itm i will in all the premisses yf therre be any thyng putt in not according to the lawe that my said wif alice shall take what counseill she will at any tyme and make it to the effecte of the lawe, and after thentent of my mynde. And so doone to ordre all this my testament and last will after hir discrecion. Itm i bequethe all my goodis and cattalles not bequethed my last will fulfilled to alice my wif to dispose for my soule after hir discrecion. And of this my testament and last will w't all ather thynges necessary to be executed for the welth of the soule of me the said will'm i the said will'm by this present testament ordigne and make my afforesaid wif alice myn executrice soole and my said brother thomas more to be surveyor of this my testament and last will. I will that the said thomas for his labour and diligence of surveying have fyve marc of money.
Thes beyng witnesses and present maister william ierlande p'son of cuxham, sir john bo'the p'son of brittwell, thomas baker, john long, hugh smythe, cum aliis
Probatum fuit suprascriptum testamentum coram dc'io apud lamhith xxviii die mensis julii anno d'ni mill'mio quingentesimo xix jurament johannis isarde procuratoris in hoc parte ac approbatum et insumatum et comissa fuit admi' stratio omi' et singulor bonoru' et debito dci' defuncti alicie relicte et executrici in hinoi' testamento no'i'ate im p'sona dci' procuratoris. de bene et fidel'ir adm'strand eadem. Ac de pleno et fideli inven'rio et c' consiciend. Et novis citra festum sci' barthi' app'li prox' futur' exhibend necnon de plano et vero compot' reddend et c' ad sancta dei eungelia jurat