Brown John 1544 of Long Clawson will

John Brown of Long Clawson 1544 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1544/19

In dei nominee amen In the xxi day of September & in the xxxvi yeare of oure most dread Soveraigne lord Henry theight by the grace of god of Ynglande France & Irelande kynge Defensor of the fayth & in … Imedyatly under God the supreme heade of the church of Ynglande & Yreland & In the yeare of oure lord god mdxliiii I John Browne of hole mynde & memore doe make my testament & last wyll after thys maner folowyng

Fyrst & prycypally I bequeth my soule to Almyghty god & to oure lady Saynte Mary & … all the sayntes of heaven & my body to be buryed in the church yard of Synte Remyge of Claxton

Itm I Bequeth to the high aulter viiid

Itm to the mother church of Lyncolne iiiid

Itm to the belles xiid

Itm to the prest … … … iiiid

Itm to my ii chyldren Ysbell & Elizabeth xx nobles, & thys fore sayd xx nobles to be delivered at the seventh or at the most at the viii yeares ende after the date hereof and to Chryster Browne my brother & he to put to the use of the children

Itm to Ether of them a quey & to ether of them a shepe hogge, they queys to be delivered when they be abull to put forth & they hogges at the feast of all Sayntes next folowyng & yf the one departed all the hole parte to remayne & goe to the other

Itm to my god children the one at beltus & the other at … ether of them a hogge lambe

Itm to Robert Carvers children either of them a hogge lambe

Itm to … … children ii hogge lambes & these all to be delyvered at the feast of all Sayntes next folowyng

Itm to Thomas Browne iii sayks of Rye & a bushell of barley

Itm to [small hole] Browne a quey and to my Brother Chryster Browne a quarter of barley

The resedue of my goodes all my dettes legaces & Bequeathes fynyshed & done wyve I Bequeth to my wyfe Marget the wych Marget & my brother Christer I oredene & make my full executors of thys my last wyll & testament to sey yt executyd & performed according to the tenure hereof as they wyll make answers before god & there constyans the day & the yeare above whryten

His testi…, dno … …

Robert Mawer Robert Gye & Wyll Hubbart