Will of William Olyver, 1498/9

Herts RO 2AR935

[translated from Latin]

In the name of god amen 24 January AD 1498 I William Olyver of Wynslowe of healthy mind and good memory although sick in body make my will in this way. First I bequeath my soul to God the almighty father who redeemed me with his precious blood most blessedly and gloriously, the virgin Mary and all his saints, and my body to be buried in the graveyard of the parish church of St Laurence of Wynslowe the same place aforesaid. Item I bequeath to the mother church 2d. Item to the high altar 4d. Item to the bells 4d. Item to the torches 4d. The residue indeed of all my goods not bequeathed above I give and bequeath to Juliana my wife and Thomas Willous, and Juliana herself and the aforesaid Thomas I ordain, make and appoint my true executors to dispose for the salvation of my soul as seems most expedient to them. Witnessed by Master [m(agist)ro] William Milbeme[?] curate there and John Stevens of Muresley and Alys [sic]. Given the day, place and year stated above.

[Proved 15 March]