Will of Roger Wreford (1537)
This is extracted from "Records and Pedigree of the Wreford Family of Devonshire", compiled by George Wreford of Gray's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, 2nd ed. Printed for circulation amongst Family Subscribers (1909) 90pp + 44 charts.
In the name of God, Amen, the 12th April 1537 I Roger Wreyyfford stedfast and perfyct of mynd and rembrans make these my last will and testament after this manner and forme.
Ferst:- I bequeth my sowle unto Almighty God and to all the celestyall companye yn Heven and my bodye to holy buryall to be beryd yn the Churchyerth of Saint Swithine Sampford. Fyrst, I geveand bequeth unto our ladye brethered of Credyton xij d, also to Seynt Swithine of Sampford a yawe, allso I geve and bequeth unto John Podycomb xij d, allso I geve and bequeth unto John Owsborne p'rysh clarke viii d. Allso I geve and bequeth unto John Wreyfford my son my best half dossyn of sylveryn spoons, allso I geve and bequeth unto the same John my best brasyn pott, allso I geve and bequeth unto the same John a pessenot, allso I geve and bequeth unto the same John a dossyn of vessell p'formed and a chaffyn dysch of latyn and a candelstyc, also I geve and bequeth unto the same John a Flock bed and a per of blanckeytts, allso I gev and bequeth unto Richard Cowyll and Nicholas Dellff, to every of them iij s iiij d, allso I geve and bequeth unto Margytt my servant iij s, iiij d or a petycowytt clothe also I will that Richard Cowyll and Nicholas Dellff shalbe my overseers and governors to see thys my last wyll and testament performyd according to the desyr of my mynd, the goods not geve nor bequeth I geve and bequeth unto Margerye my wyff whom I have ordaynd and made my Executor trustyn she will dyspose for the welth of my sowle as she may see hyt most best or convenynte. Herto be wyttnes John Podycombe (clerke) Nicholas Dellff, Nycolas Wrefford, John Owsborne and William Frost.