Will of William Tomlyn, 1518 (proved 1519)

Herts RO 2AR172

[Latin] In dei nomine amen anno domini mo xviijo Ego Willelmus Tomly(n) de Wynslow compos mentis condo testamentum meum in hunc modum  In primis lego animam meam deo omnipotenti beate Marie & omnibus sanctis corpusque meum sepel’ in cimiterio ecclesie parochialis sancti Laurencii de Wynslow Ite(m) lego summo altari j modium ordei  Ite(m) lumini Sancti Laurencii j modium ordeii  Ite(m) ad tumbam Sancti Albani iiij d Ite(m) crucifixo in navi occ’ j modium ordei  Item campanis j modium ordei  Ite(m) torchiis j modium ordei  Item lego dimidiam acram terre arabilis super Longfurlong ad usum & opus reparacionis ecclesie parochialis inde de Wyns[lowe]   Residuum vero bonorum meorum do et lego Johanne uxori mee hiis testibus domino Georgio Brown confessore meo & c

[translation] In the name of God amen in the year 1518. I William Tomlyn of Wynslow, sound of mind, make my will in this manner. First I bequeath my soul to almighty God, the blessed Mary and all the saints, and my body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of St Laurence of Wynslow. Item I bequeath to the high altar 1 bushel of barley. Item I bequeath to the light of St Laurence 1 bushel of barley. Item at the tomb of St Alban 4d. Item to the crucifix in the west nave 1 bushel of barley. Item to the bells 1 bushel of barley. Item to the torches 1 bushel of barley. Item I bequeath a half-acre of arable land over Longfurlong to the use and benefit of the repair of the parish church thence of Wynslowe. The residue of my goods I give and bequeath to Joan my wife. With these witnesses: Master George Brown my confessor, etc.

[Probate granted 7 May 1519]