Will of John Hoggeston, 1481

Herts RO 2AR40

[Translated from Latin]

In, etc. On 7 August in the year written above [1481], I John Hoggeston of the parish of Wynselowe, sound of mind, etc., make my will, etc. Item I bequeath to the high altar 4 bushels of barley. Item I bequeath to the altars as in the aforesaid will. Item to the repair of the torches 2 bushels of barley. Item to the maintenance of the bells 6d. Item to the light of the holy cross 2 bushels of barley. Item to the mother church of St Albans 6d. Item I wish that an ordained priest or ordinary should perform a trental. The residue, etc. And I ordain, make and appoint Ellen my wife and Simon my son my executors, and Walter Palmer supervisor, to dispose, etc.

Proved etc. on 14 December in the year written above, and they were discharged.


John Hoggeston's will was virtually identical to Thomas Cowper's, and they were proved on the same day.

John came of age in 1432 to take over his father John's holdings in Winslow and Shipton, including a messuage and virgate (Winslow Manor Court Books p.541), which would mean he was about 69 when he died.

Copyright 13 June, 2012