Will of Thomas Cordell, 1446/7

Herts RO 1AR51

[translated from Latin]

In the name of God amen. On 25 March AD 1446 I Thomas Cordel of Wynselow, of sound mind and memory but thinking deeply of the day of my death make my will in this way. First I bequeath my soul to God, the Blessed Mary and all the saints, and my body to be buried in the parish church of Wynselow. Item I bequeath to the altar of St Laurence 4d. Item to the light of the holy cross 4d. Item to the light of the Blessed Mary one bushel of barley. The residue indeed of my goods not bequeathed above I give and bequeath to Isabel my wife, and I ordain and make her my executrix to dispose for the salvation of my soul to please God and to the support of my little ones[?].

[Probate granted to the executrix 24 April 1447]


Thomas made a deathbed surrender of ¾ acre of land to Isabel, who by 6 May 1448 was married to John Stacy (WMCB pp.636-7). Thomas' heriot was a horse worth 3s. He inherited the land from his mother Alice by a deathbed surrender in 1435 (p.567).



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