Will of Thomas Kirby, shoemaker, 1615

Herts RO 8AR59

In the name of god amen Aprill 5 1615 I Thomas Kirbey of Winslow in the countie of
Bucks Shoemaker being sick in body but in good and p(er)fect memory (god be thanked) doe make
this my last will and testament in forme and man(ne)r following First I bequeath my Soule
unto Allmighty God, who created me and redeemed me by his sonn Jesus Christ whose
merits only I trust to be saved. And my body being Earth to be buried in the churchyard
of Winslow Touching my worldly goods I give unto my sonn Thomas Kirbie one brase plate
It(e)m I give unto my daughter Lettice one Cupbord and one holland sheete to my sonn George
my best brase pott and to my sonn John my best kettle, The rest of my goods I leave onto Jane
my wife whome I appointe to be my sole Executrix and my loving freinds William Tomlyn[?] of
Winslow and George Eliott of Shipton to be overseers of this my last will and testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand the day and year first above written
Thomas Kirbie his m(a)rke. These being witneses Robert Maynwaring Thos Elliott &
Thomas Overing

[Probate granted at Winslow on 17 May 1615 before Mr Robert Maynwaring to the executrix.]


Thomas was the son of John Kirbie, weaver (d. 1609) and Alice (nee Tomlyn) (d. 1617). He was baptised on 23 Aug 1573 and married Jane Eliat (bap. 11 May 1574, daughter of Thomas) on 27 Jan 1598/9. He held a messuage and 9 acres of land according to the schedule of 1610. He was buried on 7 April 1615. He had these children:

His widow Jane married Abraham Prentice on 6 Nov 1615, and they had a daughter Jane, bap. 14 Feb 1617/18.