Brown Joan 1564 of Long Clawson will

Joan Brown of Long Clawson 1564 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1564/51

In the name of god amen in the yere of our Lorde god mccccclxiii the iiii daye of Marche and in the syxte yere of the Raigne of Elizabethe by the grace of god quene of Englande France and Ireland defendour of the faythe &c witnessithe that I Jone Browne of Claxton in the countie of Leicester wydowe beinge sicke in bodye and of good & perfect remembrance do ordaine and make this my laste will & Testament in maner and forme hereafter folowinge

Fyrste I bequeithe my soule to allmighty god my maker & Redemer & my bodye to be buryed in the churche of Claxton my parishe churche

Item I bequiethe to the mother churche of Lincolne iiiid

Itm I bequiethe to Robert Byard my kinsman a cowe

Itm I bequiethe to Elizabethe Browne my dawghter halfe my howshold stufe

Item I bequiethe to Eliz Browne my dawghter xiii li vis viiid

Item I bequiethe to Michaell Browne my sonne all my full title and interest of my farme & the estende tythe of Claxtonne with buttes howse and a litle … in the weste ende of Claxton and the said Michaell Browne to performe and make assurance to my Cosyn Thomas Byarde of Claxton agreed and concluded of and by me Jone Browne before many witnesses of the weste ende tythe of Claxton during the yeres of the lease of the said parsonage

Item I bequiethe to my sonne Michaell Browne all my goods unbequiethed paying my detts and legacies and seinge me to be honestlye browght to my buryinge

Itm I will that my sonne Michaell Browne be good to John Browne my sones sonne

Item I will that Michaell Browne my sonne be my full executor of this my last will & Testament

Itm I bequiethe to everye one of my godchildren iiiid

Item I bequiethe the pore folke of Claxton viii strykes of corne to be devyded amongest them

These witnesses Sir Xpofer Goodwyn Vycar, Thomas Byarde, Willyam Gye, Robert Mower, James Robinsonne with other …

Marginal note Suma Invent lx li xxs

Probate 26 September 1564