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Will of Thomas Burges, Husbandman of North Molton

Proved 18 March 1584

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/66/383, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Transcribed by Elizabeth Kipp

1 In the name of god amen, The Thirde daye of december in the fyve and. 
2 Twentithe yeare of the reigne of our soveraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of England Fraunce
3 and Irelande queene defendresse of the faithe etc I Thomas Burges of the parrishe of North-
4 molton in the Countie of Devon[shire] husbandman beinge of good and perfecte remembrance, doe make
5 and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge, That is to saie, First
6 I Commytt my sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my Savior and Redeamer and my bodye to be
7 buried in the Churche or Churcheyarde of Northmolton aforesaid: Also I give and bequeathe unto
8 Phillipp Burges my sonne Sixe pounds thirtene shillinges fower pence Item I give to John
9 Burges my Sonne Sixe poundes thirtene shillinges fower pence Item I give to Anthonye my
10 Sonne Sixe poundes thirtene shillinges fower pence Item I give to William my Sonne one Cowe
11 and one heyffer yearlinge Item I give to George Burges my Sonne one heyffer Item I give to
12 Inglish Burges my sonne (after the deathe of Katherine my wyfe) all my ploughe geare withe the longe wayes
13 and harrowes Also I give my sonne Englishe one Mazer Cupp and sixt sylver spoones Item I
14 gyve to Thomas my Sonne one heyfer Item I gyve to John Burges sonne of Thomas Burges one
15 hyfer calfe Item I give to William Burges sonne of Thomas Burges one sheepe Item I gyve to
16 John Thorne one sheepe Item I gyve to Susan Burges one sheepe Item I give to Johane Spocott
17 my Servaunt one ewe sheepe Item I gyve to Cicely my Servaunt one ewe sheepe Item I give
18 to Johane Denfford my servaunt one ewe sheepe Item I give to Richarde Rudge one sheepe Item I
19 gyve to Alexander Latedy one sheepe Item I give to Margarett Mules one sheepe Item I give
20 to the poore people of Northmolton thirtene shillinges fower pence Item I give towardes the
21 maytenance of the Churche of Northmolton twelve pence. Item I give to every of my god-
22 children fower pence Item I give and bequeathe to Catherine my wyfe the use and occupation of
23 all my parte parte and portion of all those messuages Landes and Tenementes with thappurtenancs
24 commonly called Vorlacke and Worttrudge duringe her life (yf my saide terme and interest therein
25 doe so longe contynue) And after her deathe the residue of my said estate tytle and terme of yeares
26 then to comme and not expired of and in the said messuages Landes and tenementes with the
27 appurtenancs I give and bequeath to Phillippe Burges and John Burges and to the Survivors
28 of theme Item my will and intente is that yf my wiffe (after my deathe) doe happen to marrye
29 againe, that then my Sonnes Phillipp, John and Anthonye and everye of theme to have within
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30 one moneth next after her marriage Sixe poundes thirtene shillinges fower pence over and besides the
31 sixe poundes thirtene shillinges fower pence heretofore given unto them: The Residue of all my goods
32 moveable and unmoveable (my debtes paide and Legacies performed) I give and bequeathe to Katherine
33 my wief whome by this my present last will and Testament I make and ordeyne my whole and onely
34 Executrix trustinge in Allmightie god that she will use her selfe with the same as maie be to the glory
35 of god: And to thintent that this my last Will and Testament maie be the better p[er]formed I make my Rulers
36 and Overseers William Chappell Phillipp Stevens and John Thorne of Lamescombe Theise
37 beinge wittness Christopher Pinckombe and William Chappell with others

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