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1554 ellis woolridge denford kintbury brk archd berks will 10507
will of elys wolrydge of denford in the parish of kentburie co berks, dated 22 december 1548 2(?)edw6 [register copy]
to be buried in kintbury parish church to the minister church of sarum 6d
to the high altar of the church of kintbury 12d
to the reparacions of the church of kintbury 6s 8d
to every godchild 4d
to george wolridge my son 40s
to thomas wolridge my son £10
to martin wolridge my son £10
to william wolridge my son £6-13-4 to be paid in two years time
to thomas wolridge my youngest son £8
to margerie my daughter £10
if all my children mentioned shall die then half their potions to joan my wife and half to be divided amongst my other children
to fraunces my son 4 ewes and a colt
to each of my childrens children one sheep without their shear
to joan my wife all the estate which i have in the manor and farm of denford with the corn mills and fulling mills copyhold rights and commodities with all the demains appertaining. she to enjoy the farm according to the agreement made between mr fraunces chock and me and sir anthony hungerford kt and richard abridges and mr john winchcombe esq. the said agreement was after this manner, that i elis wolridge should enjoy and occupy the said farm and manor of denford milles copyholdes for my life and three years next following my decease and i to pay mr fraunces chocke for his good will and in the name of a fine 50 sheep which he had delivered by fore (?) john eden. and the witnesses to the present agreement was mr. john hungerford, mr edward hungerford, mr masters, mr blunt, john eden, robert brabant, john goldwyne, thomas knight and john harvey with divers others.
to joan connor my sister 40s every year for 3 years after my decease if she so long do live. all legacies given before to my children out of my goods at large and abroad and not out of household stuff in any house and houses which i bequeth wholly to my wife joan
the residue to joan my wife who is to be sole executrix
overseers: sir anthony hungerford kt, john eden, john wolridge, robert brabant and john harvye and give to sir anthony hungerford for his painstaking [blank] and to john eden, john wolridge, robert brabant, and john harvey for their painstaking 6s-8d
witnesses: roger planke, robert flaggett, robert horseley and others
sum inventory £154
probate die et loco retro rentatis 1554
archidiaconal visitation at newbury quinto april 1554 1mary

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