Will of Robert Hogson, husbandman, 1558

Herts RO 1AW59

In the name of god ame(n) ye yere of ower lorde god m d l & viij & ye {& ye} ixxx day of August I Robert Hogson of Wynslowe in ye cowntye of Buckingham & of ye iuridictyon of sent Albans husbandman I beyinge sike in body but of <sound> mynd & p(er)fett rememorance doo ordeyne & mak my wyl or testyment in ye maner & forme here after folowyng ye fyrst & prymayrally I bequethe my sowle unto almyghty god my maker & redeemer & my bodye to be buried in ye church yarde of sant Lawrence aforesayd Item I beque(the) to ye hye altar in Wynslowe aforesayd for forgotte(n) tythes \a bushel of barley/. Item to ye bells a busshel of barle. Item to Thomas my sone xx s a blake\calved[?]/ heyfer & a browne bullocke & a cofer [deletion]  & ij platters & a shep. Item to Jane my doggter xx s a blaucke heyfer & my great cofer after ye desese of my wyfe and a brasse pott & a kettel ij puter platters & a shepe. Item to my sone John my whole tayme w(ith) cart & plowghe & plowshars & al (tha)t belongeth therto (tha)t I now have. All ye rest of my goods unbequethed my detts payd & my funer[al] discharged I geve to Elsabeth my wyfe & to my sone John whom I make my ful executors \to/ se thys my last wyll [deletion] performyd & se mye onestely browght whom & to bestowe for my sowle & all crysten sowles. Item I [deletion]  \make/ my overseers to (th)is my last wyll to se yt truly p(er)formyd Antony Wendelborowe & Wyll(ia)m Glenyster & (the)m to have for (th)er paynes takynge a busshel of barle a pees.

Thes beyrynge wytnesse to this my lasst wyll Antony Wendelborowe Wyll(ia)m Glenyster John Kyrbye and Wyll(ia)m Twell ye vicar of Gra(n)borowe

[Latin] probatum xxvjo Die mensis Septembris \coram magistro [..........] anno domini 1558. Commissaque fuit  &c exec(utoribus) &c


Notes

browght whom: brought home, i.e. brought to earth

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Will of Robert Hogson