Will of William Atwode, 1491

Herts RO 2AR61

[translated from Latin]

In the name of God amen. On 12 July AD 1491 I William Atwode of the parish of Wynslowe, sound of mind, make my will in this way. First I bequeath my soul to God almighty, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all his saints, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church [of Wynslowe] aforesaid. Item I bequeath to the high altar viij d, and to the other altars in the church xvj d. Item to the light of the crucifix [ - - ] iiij d. Item to the torches vj d. The residue indeed of all my goods not bequeathed above I give and bequeath to my executors, and Eleanor[?] my wife and Thomas Horwode I ordain, make and appoint my executors [to dispose] for the salvation of my soul as will seem most expedient to them and pleasing to God. Given etc.

[Probate granted 10 Nov 1491]


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