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Will of Agnes Burwashe

of Pluckley, Kent


Source: ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF CANTERBURY VOL 19 FOLIO 104   1530
TRANSCRIBED BY FRED VICKERSON AND SUSAN YOUNG
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN in the 5th day of June yn the yere of our lord god as 1530 I Agnes Burwashe of the parishe of Plukley within the countie of kent widow of Nicholas Burwashe of the said parishe and daughter of John Aford ordeyne and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme foloweng. First I bequethe my soule unto almighty god and unto and blessed lady saynte mary and in all the holy company of heven my body to be buried within the churchyard of Pluckley aforesaid. Item I bequethe unto the high alter therfor my tithes forgoten 4 pence. Item I bequethe to the herse light ther 4 pence Item I bequethe toward the bying of a anthyphonar to the church of Pluckley aforesaid 4 pounds and if the churchwardens doo bye yt within the space of 4 years next after my decese or els none to be paid.

Item I bequethe unto Thomas Pyx my brother 26 shillings 8 pence to be paid to hym within one quart of a yere next after my decese. Item I bequethe unto George my boye beyng in my howse 26 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequethe unto every one of my godchildren 4 pence. Item I bequethe to be bestowed at my owtberying 20 shillings. Item I bequethe to be bestowed at my Monthes day 20 shillings. Item I bequethe to be bestowed at my yeres mynde 13 shillings 4 pence. Also I bequethe to be bestowed at my husbande yeres mynde 13 shillings 4 pence. Item I bequethe to one obyt to be kept in the church of Plukley duryng the space of 20 years next after my decesse yerely 3 shillings 4 pence for my soule my fathers and mothers soules and for all xpen[?] soules. Item I bequethe to an honest preest to syng for my soule in the church of plukley a quarter of a yere and every yere during the space of 2 yeres next after my decese 3 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence.

The Residue of my moveable goode not given and bequethed I will it to myne executors to helpe to fulfill this my last will and testament and to paye my dette. Also I ordeyne to be myne executors of this my last will and testament my Brother Nicholas Pyx of Smerden and Thomas Pyx of Pluckley. And I give to eche of them for their labors 20 shillings. Item I bequethe to the light of Saynte Nicholas 2 pence. Also to the Bodelight another 2 pence in the church of Pluckley.

This is the last will of me the foresaid Agnes made the day aforesaid and the 22th yere of king henry the 8th. First I will that my feeofees and my executors shall sell all my lande lying in Pluckley at Mundes Strete in the Abbottes Court of Batell. And I will that Thomas Lull shall bye yt 20 shillings within the price and my executor to receive the money therof/wherof. I will that they paye unto Johane my daughter 20 marke of Lawfull money to be paid within one yere next after my decese. And the residue of the money therof comyng to be bestowed at the discretion of myne exceutor. Item I will to Agnes my daughter and her assignes my mussuage withall the lande therunto appertaynyng lyeng at Pyx Strete in Plukley aforesaid uppon condition that she or her assignes kepe the obites aforesaid of 3 shillings 4 pence by yere and if my executors have not sufficient in their handes to kepe it with/and if the said Agnes and her assignes do not kepe the said obites. Then I will that my executors shall distrayne for the said 3 shillings 4 pence to kepe for the said obite which uppon the said messuage and all the lande therunto appartarynyng or uppon any parcell therof.

Also I will that and if my executors can recover the 21 marke or the land at Elmehurst within the parishe of egerton which I ought to have Then I will therof to a preest to syng for my soule Then Imedyatly at halfe a yere more yn the churche of Pluckley 3 pounds 6 shillings 5 pence. Item I will that and if my executors can reconver the said lande 21 marke or the said lande Then I will 40 shillings therof to the reparation of the steeple of Pluckley and the residue therof I will it be bestowed at the discretion of my executors or their assignes this witnesses Harry Heit Nicholas Yund and John Stonestrete the elder with others

Probated 11 July 1530 Probate to Nicolas Yund and John Stonestrete


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