Will of William Tomlyns, 1464

Herts RO 1AR112

[translated from Latin]

In, etc. 12 Sep AD 1464, I William Tomlyns of the parish of Wynselowe, sound of mind, make my will in this way. First I bequeath my soul to almighty God etc., and my body to be buried in the church of St Laurence of Wynselowe aforesaid. Item I bequeath to the high altar 2 bushels of barley. Item to the altar of St Mary 1 bushel of barley. Item to the altar <of Mary> in purification 1 bushel of barley. Item to the light of St Nicholas 1 bushel of barley. Item to the light of St Thomas the martyr 1 bushel of barley. Item to the maintenance of the burning[?] lamp 10s before the altar of the Blessed Mary. Item to the repair of the torches [illegible]. Item to the repair of the porch 6s 8d. Item to the church of St Albans 20d. Item I bequeath 14s[?] for buying a new great portable breviary [portiforium] for the choir. Item I wish that my executors will maintain a suitable chaplain[?] from my goods (as) they may conveniently be able. The residue indeed of all goods not bequeathed I give and bequeath to Alice my wife, and Alice my wife and Stephen Tomlyn my brother and John Hoggeston I ordain, make and appoint my executors by the present documents, and John Tomlyn the supervisor to dispose for the salvation of my soul as will seem most expedient to them. Given, etc.

[Probate granted 27 Sep 1464]


William was the son of John Thomlyn, d.1429 and Juliana, d.1438. He and his wife Alice (d.1465) are often mentioned as joint tenants in the court books, from 1425 if they can be identified with William and Alice Peres (WMCB p.487). John Hoggeston (d.1481) seems to have been Alice's son from a previous marriage. William is sometimes labelled "senior" or "of Shipton" in the court books.

chaplain: only cap is legible.


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