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Abstract of the Will of John Atwill, of Crediton

Proved 29 April 1578

© Crown Copyright

Devon Record Office O.M.Coll.8/36

Transcribed by John Moore

ATWILL, John of Roxford in Crediton.

Date of will 7 Jan. 1577.

Proved 29 April 1578 by Joan Atwill.

To be buried within the church or chapel of Sandford St. Swithin & to said church 6/8d.

To my son Gilbert A., a table board &c. To his wife Jane, my Rydinge Downe mare.

To my son Nicholas A. £40 at marriage.

To my son William A. £40 at marriage.

To my son John A. a mare colt &c.

To my wife, my best cloak, & the rest of my apparel to my sons John, Nicholas & William.

To Thomas A., clerk & Vicar of Tawton Epi my roan colt.

To Richard, William, Elias, Besse & Grace children of Gilbert A. 40s. apiece.

To John son of John A. of Morchard Epi. 40s.

To Anne & Mary, likewise daughters of Gilbert A. 20s. each.

To my servant William Burrington 40s.

To Robert, Thomasine & Mary children of John Burrington 20s. apie[ce.]

To the rest of my children a sheep.

To my servant Anne Nichols1.

To Philip Brownescombe if he serve out his covenant years with my wife 26/8d.

To my godchildren 4d. apiece.

To poor of Crediton 40s. & of Sandford 13/4d.

1 Nothing specified.