Will of John Orchard, 1459

Herts RO 1AR94

[translated from Latin]

In, etc. 28 March 1460 [l.1459] I John Orchard of Wynselowe, sound of mind and of healthy memory, make my will in this manner. First I bequeath my soul to almighty God and the blessed virgin Mary and my body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of Wynselow aforesaid. Item I bequeath to the high altar 4d. Item I bequeath to the blessed Mary in the church 1d. Item to the altar of St Mary in purification 1d. Item to the altar of the blessed Nicholas 1d. Item to the altar of St Thomas 1d. Item I bequeath to the torches 4d. The residue etc. I give and bequeath to my executors so that they may dispose etc. And to this will I ordain, make and appoint master John Broune vicar of Wynselowe and Joan my wife my executors.

[Probate 6 June 1459 to John Broune.]


Joan was the daughter of John King, and married Robert Edmund after John Orchard's death (WMCB p.707). They held a messuage near the churchyard which she and Robert sold to "John Broune, chaplain".

Copyright 11 December, 2012