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Will of Richard Frayne, Husbandman of Bishops Tawton (1595)

Proved 1 July 1595

© Crown Copyright

PROB 11/86/70, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C. ref. 48 Scott )

Transcribed by Jonathan Frayne

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN in the nyneteenth daye of Aprill and in the yere of our Lord God a thousand fyve hundred nyntie fyve and in the seaven and thirtieth yere of the Raiyne of our Sovraiyne Ladie Elizabeth I Richard ffrayne of the parishe of Tawton Bishoppe in the Countie of Devon husbandman being in perfect healthe and in good remembrance God be thanked Doe make and Ordayne this my present Testament declaringe herein my last will in manner and forme followinge. ffirst I commend my soule into the hands of my Lord God Almightie and my bodie to Xrian buriall. Next I give to the poore people of the parishe of Tawton Bishoppe to be distributed after my decease by the Executor hereinafter named three shillings and four pence. Allso I give and bequeath to Thomas ffrayne my sonne sixe pounds (yf he cannot take the livinge) but yf he can take the living then he shall have nothing. Allso I give and bequeath to my sonne Nicholas ffrayne five pounds. Allso I give and bequeath to my sonne William ffrayne five pounds to be payed to either of them when they shall accomplish the age of three and twenty yeres. And yf any of the said brothers shall happen to dye before they shall accomplish the aforesaid age then the sayed money to remayne amongst the the brother or brothers that are living. Allso I give and bequeath to my daughter Emme ffrayne five pounds. Allso I give and bequeath to my daughter Johane ffrayne eight pounds. Allso I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes ffrayne twentie nobles Allso I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary ffrayne eight pounds, every several somme and sommes to be payed to either of the sayed sisters at theire or either of theire marriages. And allso yf any of the said sisters happen to dye before they shall be married then every of the said several somme or sommes shall remayne amongst the rest of the said sisters that shall be living. Allso I give and bequeath to my sister Richond one ewe and lambe. Allso I give and bequeath to my daughter Margery Walter one ewe and lambe. Allso I give and bequeath to my godchildren fourcepence a peece. And I allso give and bequeath to my godsonne one male sheepe and no fourpence. Allso I give and bequeath to Richard Colcott one sheepe yf he stay with his Damlon (sic) this yere he shall have one ewe lambe more. The rest of all my goods and chattells not given nor bequeathed (my debts and legacies payed and discharged my bodie honestlye brought in earth) I do give them unto my wife Agnes ffrayne and her I make my sole Executrix provided allwayes and my will ys that all the goods and chattells heretofore given and bequeathed to be paid to every particular person when they shall accomplish the time aforesaid. And allso doe make my overseers of this my last will Thomas Rawle JohnThorne, th'elder and Brian Westcott to see my will performed. And for these paynes I give them three shillings a peece. Witnessed James Thorne Phillip Walter and George Rawle.

Probate granted 1st July 1595 to Agnes his relict.