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Will of William Cole of Sudbury, Suffolk of 1589

 

 

In the name of god amen the Seventeene daye

of October Anno Domini A thousande Fyve hundred eightie eight I William Cole of Sudburye

in the Countye of Suff[olk] do make and ordeyne this my present laste will and testament in manner and

forme followinge that is to saye Firste I gyve and bequeathe my soule into the hands of almightie

god, my maker and redeemer and my bodye I commytt to the yearthe to be disposed at the discretion of

my Executor, Item I will that at the tyme of my buriall a sermon be made by a learned preacher to

whom I gyve for his paynes fyve shillinges eight pence. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto Elizabeth

Cole my wife my house wherin I nowe dwell with thappurtenances duringe her naturall life. Item

I likewise gyve unto my saied wife duringe her naturall life my house ortyarde which I late

purchased of William Curde the younger. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto Ellen Cole my daughter twentye pounds to be

payed unto her at the daye of her marriage and tenne poundes within one yere then nexte followinge Item I likewise

gyve and bequeathe unto my saied daughter Ellen Cole my longe table with the twoe leaves twoe formes thereunto

adioyninge my gerate cubbard nowe standinge in the parloure twoe ioyned stooles a new cheste twoe nedle

worke quishions, my grene chayer to be delyvered her at the Decease of Elizabeth my wife or other

wise at the discretion of my saied wife. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto Martyne Cole

my sonne twentye poundes to be payed unto hym at his age of twentie and one yeres or at the daye

of his marriage whiche of them shall firste happen Item I allso gyve unto my saied sonne Martyne

to be likewise delyvered hym at the discretion of my saied wife or at the daye of her decease my

Canabye bed furnished with the hangings and over parte thereunto adioyninge a newe

Lyverye table a little cheste one payer sheetes one payer pillowbeeres one litle pott twoe silver

spoones. Item I give and bequeathe unto my sonne William Cole twenty poundes to be payed unto

hym at the daye of his marriage or at the tyme of his full age of twentie and one yeres whichsoev[er]

shall soonest happen. Item I likewise gyve and bequeathe unto my saied sonne William to be delyvered

unto hym at the discretion or Deceasse of my saied wife one lypte pott twoe silver spoones a

trundlebed and my posted bed furnished as is standeth in the chamber by my studdy dore with

the longe cheste in the same chamber and one payer sheets one payer pillowbeeres Item I gyve

and bequeathe unto Edward Cole my sonne twentie poundes to be payed unto hym at the daye

of his marriage or at the tyme of his full age of one and twenty yeres whiche of them shall

sonest happen. Item I allso gyve unto my saied sonne Edward one lipte pott twoe silver spoones one

payer sheetes one payer pillowbeeres to be delyvered at the discretion of Elizabeth

my wife or otherwise at the daye of her deceasse. Item I give and bequeathe unto Geffrey Cole

my sonne twentie poundes to be payed unto hym at his age of twentie and one yeres or at the

daye of his marryage, whiche of them shall sones happen. Item I likewise gyve unto my said sonne

Geffrey to be delyvered unto hym at the Deceasse of my wife or otherwise at her pleasure one payer

sheets one payer pillowbeers twoe sylver spoones. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto my daughter

Parnell Cole twentye poundes to be payed unto her at the daye of her marryage or at her age

of twentie and one yeres which shall soonest happen. Item I likewise gyve unto my saied Daughter

Parnell to be delyvered unto her as aforesaied one silver pott (the longeste) one payer sheets one paier

pillowbeers twoe sylver spoones. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto Mary Cole my daughter twentie

powndes to be payed unto her at the daye of her marryage or at the tyme of her age of twenty

and one yeres which of them shall sooneste happen. Item I allso gyve unto my saied Daughter

Mary to be delyvered as abovesaied one sylver pott one payer sheetes one payer pillowberes five

sylver spoones. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto Roger Cole my sonne twentie poundes to be

payed unto hym or his Assignes within twoe yeres next after my Decease, Item I allso gyve

unto my saied sonne Roger my beste gowne. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto John Cole my sonne

the foresaied ortyard whiche I purchased of William Curde after the Decease of Elizabeth my wife

to hym and to his heyers for ever. Item I likewise give and bequeathe unto my saied sonne John Cole twenty

powndes to be payed unto hym within one yere nexte after my deceasse. Item I likewise gyve unto

my said sonne John Cole to be delyvered hym at the deceasse of my saied wife or otherwise at her

discretion my litle Colchester lyverye table and my newe broade table with a forme and twoe stooles

my danste cheste twoe sylver spoones twoe of my best quishons. Item I gyve and bequeathe unto

Elizabeth my wife and to her heyers all that my tenement wherein John Florye now dwelleth

together with all my eighte tytle interest clayme demande of in and to the same house in so

large and ample manner as in any wise unto me appertayneth &c Item I give and bequeathe

unto Robert Cole my sonne twentie powndes to be payed within one yere next after my deceasse Item

I gyve will and bequeathe unto my sonne Robert Cole and John Cole after the deceasse of Elizabeth

my wife my house wherein I now dwell with thappurtenances to them and to theire heyers for

ever Item I gyve and bequeathe unto my brother John Cole, my white canvas dublett, twoe

payer of neytherstocks a blacke Jerkyn and my newe cloake with the grene velvet cape

All the residue of my goodes whatsoever unbequeathed and not before gyven I wholly gyve

and bequeathe unto Elizabeth Cole my wife whom I make and ordaine my sole executrix Item I give and

bequeathe unto the pore people of the towne of Sudburie fortie shillings to be paide by my saide executrix

within fourtene dayes next after my decease In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and and

seale the daye and yeare first above written &c theis beinge witnesses Per William Cole John

Fulthorpe John Walker. I William Cole doe ordeine and will that my brother in lawe Jeffery

Rusham dothe ioyne to be executor withe my wife if he will to this my last will and testa-

ment yf he will nott then I will it shall stand and abide as is before saide In witnes whereof

I have hereunto putt my hand the eightenthe of October a thousand five hundrethe eightie

eight The marke of William Cole Witnesses John Godfrey John Hawe

 

Probatum fuit testamentum suprascriptum apud London coram

venerabili viro m[agist]ro Willmo Drury Legum doctore Curie prerogative Cant m[agist]ro custo

de sive commissario &c nono die mensis Januarii Anno D[omi]ni mill[es]imo quingentesimo octage-

simo octavo iuxta cursinn et computationem ecclie Anglicane Juramento Petri Johnson

notarii publici procuratoris Elizabethe Cole relicte d[ic]ti def[uncti] et unius execut[trix] in hu[ius]mo[d]i testa-

mento nominat em commisa fuit administratio bonoru[m] iuru[m] er creditor[um] eius dem def[uncti] de

bene et fideliter administrand[o] &c ad sancta dei evangelia iurat Reservata potestati sivi

lem comissionem fatiend Galfrido Rusham alteri etiam executor in eodem testamento no[m]i[n]at

finn venerit eam petitur in debita nicis forma admissur

 

 

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