Will of Thomas Hardyng, 1495 (proved 1496)

Herts RO 2AR83

[translation of Latin] In the name of God amen in the year 1495 on 25 Sep I Thomas Hardyng of Wynslowe sound of mind but sick in body make my will in this manner. First I bequeath my soul to the father almighty, the blessed Mary and all his saints, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of St Laurence of Wynselowe. Item I bequeath to the mother church of St Albans 4d. Item I bequeath to the high altar 4d. Item to every altar of the aforesaid church 4d. Item I bequeath to the maintenance of the bells 6d. Item I bequeath to the repair of the same 6d. Item I bequeath to my wife a silver spoon. Item to the light of the holy cross in the nave of the church 4d. The residue of my goods not bequeathed I give and bequeath to Alice my daughter that she may dispose for the salvation of my soul and my ancestors'. With these witnesses: Walter Palmer, John Haunton[?] chaplain, John Myller.

[Probate granted 12 June 1496 to Alice]