Per Ray Alley, an Alley descendant from Northwood, Middlesex, England below is an English translation (original written in Old English) for John Alley, Mayor of Chepyng:
In the name of God Amen the 11th day of August 1506, John Aley of Cheping Wicombe in the county of Bucks whole of mind make this my last will and testament.
He asks that his body shall be buried in the Chapel of our Blessed Lady Wicombe. He leaves money to the church, and to the Vicar Sir Thomas Burley for the offerings he says he forgot to pay in his lifetime. He leaves money to the Chaplain Sir Thomas Mole, and to the repair of the church and to provide light in the church. He then makes bequests to the repair of crosses on the highways about Wicombe. He then leaves 8 marks to an honest person to sing mass in the church for two years for his soul and all Christian souls. He then leaves tenements (houses) to his wife Agnes and after her death to his son Robert. But if his son Robert does not have children then these tenements to pass to the town on Robert's death. He then leaves a bequest to William his brother. He makes Robert Ashcroft (Mayor of Wicombe) and others to oversee his will.
More About JOHN ALLEY:
1475 arrived in England from France
occupation: mayor of Chipping Wycombe, 1501
Occupation: 1501, Mayor of Cheping (Later Wycombe)
John married Agnes in 1485 in Chipping (now High) Wycombe, Buckingham, England.
Agnes was born in 1463 in Frampton, England.
Burial: 1506, Chapel of Our Blessed Lady Wicombe, Wycombe, England
Information on Alley family from Randall Alley, RootsWeb's World Connect Project;
from Terry Haas at Ancestry World Tree Project, ancestry.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
from Alley descendant Ray Alley, Northwood, Middlesex, England
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