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Summary of the Will of Roger Worthe of Barnstaple, Gentleman,

dated 28 Sept, 1564

Proved 27 July 1565

Provided by Edna Marlow from a transcript by the late John Overholt

of a summary in Charles Worthy's Devonshire Wills (1896)

Roger Worthe of Barnstaple, Gentleman, dated 28 Sept, 1564. He desires to be buried in Barum [Barnstaple] Ch., "in the Isle [aisle] of the Blessed Lady as near my wife Joan Worthe as may be". [Joan née Drewe]

To daughter Johane ten "Portugueses which my mother Webber gave me", also the tenement & c, given me by Henry Webber and Margerie his wife.

To Grace Worthe my daughter seven butts of Sacke and one of Malmsey, and the best bed standing in Mistress ffynels chamber

To daughter Elizabeth and to John Smale "which by the grace of God shall marry her" and to their first child a tenement "I bought of John Branple of Langtre"

To son Pawle Worthe "my best gowne of scarlet furred with 'fewnes', my gowne of crymsone ingrayne faced with white satten, my doublett of blacke velvett agged with golde, my doublett of blacke velvett agged with golde, my tippett of velvett", together with sundry "hangings" and my saile of Armes which I doe seal withall and my blessing to be good to my tenants.

To my son Walter my ring of golde. Residue to said Walter who is sole executor.

He gives his father Roger Worthe an annuity of 13/4 "for 4 years next coming".

To the "Spythall house of Pylton & to the Alms House of Sarum 53/4, by the Parson of Marwood.