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WILL OF THOMAS STARIE, THE HEME BURFORD, 1590

 

…………… Amen. The last day of May in the year 1590 I Thomas Starie of the Hemme in the parishe of Burford being sicke in bodie but whole in mind and of good and p[er]fect memorie praise be .................... my last will & testament in maner & forme followinge.  First I commend my soule into the hands of Almightie god and my bodie to be buried in the church yeard of Burford ................. Humfrey Stary my sonne the sume of xx [20] li [libra=pounds] which sume of twentie pounds shallbe paid & delivered into the hands of Thomas Marchand my sonne in lawe upo[n] condicon  ................ shall enter  into ..... unto Humfrey Starie & unto George Starie my brother in the sume of fortie pounds of currant english monye w[it]h sufficient sureties to keepe & maintaine ...................... Humfrey during his natural life with meate drinke apparell & lodgings with all things elles[else?] moresoever and convenient for the maintenance of __ ___ mans child. Item I give and ...............  Richard[?] Starie my sonne xvii li [7 pounds] of currant english mony to be payed as followeth: vz the sume of tenne pounds upon the feast day of theannunciacon of the blessed virgine Marie next ensuing ..........and the summe of iii li [3 pounds] at the same feast which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord god 1591 And fortie shillings upon theannunciacon daye in the yeare of our Lord 1592. And __other[?] fortie ............. of the xvii li [17 pounds] at the feast of theannunciacon [The Annunciation] which shallbe in the yeare of our Lord 1593 Item I give and bequeath unto George Starie my sonne xvii li of current english money .................. viz tenne pounds upon[?] the feast day of theannunciacon of the blessed virgine marie next ensuinge the date hereof. And iii li [3 pounds] at the same feast which shallbe in the yeare of our lord 1592 ......... the same feast in the yeare of our Lord 1592 And fortie shillings beinge the residue of the fine xvii li upon the feast of the annunciacon which shallbe in the yere of our Lord 1593 ............. which sums of money my will is that they shallbe paid into the hands of my brother so that he will take into his custodie & kepinge my same sonne George Starie and maintain him from ............................ meate drinke lodgings & apparell convenient for __ ___ ___ ___ child which he accomplish the age of xviii [18] yeeres And then my will is that my brother George  shall repay unto my said sonne George Stary the whole sume of xvii li to use from ___ ___ his owne discretcon. Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret Starie my daughter the summe of xvii li to be payed as forthwith vz. tenne pounds at the feast of theannunciacon of the blessed virgine Marie next ensuinge the date thereof And three pounds upo[n] the same feast day which hath in the yeare of lord god 1592 and then yerely upon the same day the summe of fortie shillings untill the same sume of of xvii li be fully satissfied & paid Item I bequeath unto my brother Humphrey Starie his children xx Item I bequeath unto two of my brother George his daughters two ewes Item I bequeath unto my brother George his daughter Anne on[e] heifer on[e] bedd coveringe and on[e] silver spoone Item I bequeath unto Margaret Starie on[e] brasse cauldren.  Item I give unto my sonne ............. Thomas Marchands daughter two silver spoones Item I give unto my brother Humfris daughter on[e] silver spoon Item I give and bequeath unto George Starie ....... my sonne one coffer in the pter soller. I bequeath unto the cathedralll church of Herf vi l [6 pounds] Item I bequeathe unto the parishe church of Burford xii l Ite[m] unto the church ..................Item I bequeath unto Margaret Starie my daughter on[e] standinge bedd of pine[?] tree[?] in the plen[?] faller[?] Item I bequeathe unto Humfrey Starie my brother ...............in the afes[?] lye beneath the crowes nest. Item I bequeath unto my brother George Starie one oke growinge in upper end of the okes lye by the lane side. Ite[m] I bequeath unto Thomas Marchand my sonne in lawe on[e] oke growinge about the lye wicket by the lane side. Item I bequethe unto Jane my daughter v li[pounds] xiii s  [13 shillings] iiii d [4 pence] on[e] pott on[e] ........................ tubb to be delivered unto her at thend of on[e] yeare after my decease if she happen to live so longe but if she dep[ar]t this life before of on[e] yeare ............the porcon shal remaine amongst the rest of my children by equall distribucon if my goods will extend so farre beinge vewed & priced[?] by the overseers of this my last ....... testament.  Item that for as much as my sonne Richard Starie hath at my ernest request give and granted his consent that I hold sum full power and libertie in my  ........................all the emolments[?] and profits[?] of my lands and tenements for the whole yeere after my decease my will is that my executors shal according .................  of this my last will & testament. Item my will is that if any of my children shall dep[ar]t out of this life before that they have received their p[or]con that the .......divided amongest the rest of my children which shal survive.  All the rest of my goods and chattells both moveable and unmoveable and not  ..............payd my funeral  expenses descharged.  I give & bequeath to Humfrey Starie my brother & unto Thomas Marchand my sonne in lawe .............make my executors to so this my last will and testament fully accomplished according to the trust[?] meandgs[?]thereof Finally I desire[?] Mr John Smith clerke and my brother[?] George Starie overseers of this my last will and testament. These beinge witnesses John Smith, Clerke, George Stary __ others[?]
Debts oweing unto me First
Rowland Longfild oweth me iii pounds  
Ite Thomas Turner v [5] shillings
ite Tho Covenly xx shillings 20d
Ite Harrie Starie x [10] shillings  
ite Francis Covenly fortye shillings  
ite Charles Adams gent xx shillings 
ite William Mailard xvii shillings 
Thomas Marchant xvii shillings                  
Probas fuit apud Ludlowe cora Mayes pfer ___ ___ l.e. ___ __ secundo die mensis Septembris 1590      omni __ fuit d d ___ ...................... ......................