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Edward Blackburn

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 10th August 1537
Probate Date: 22 November 1537
Proved by Richard Hawkins
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/27

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In dei nomine Amen. The xth day of August in the yere of o[u]r Lorde god ml vc & xxxvij. I Edward Blackburn of Leighton Bossd in the Countie of Bedford borcher being seke in bodye and hole and p[er]fect in mynde make this my present testament and last will in man[ne]r and forme following / first I bequeth my Soule to allmighte god to o[u]r blessed lady Saint Marye / and to all the hollye company of hevin / and my bodye to be buried in the churcheyarde of alhallows in Leighton aforesaide / It[em] I bequethe unto the high altare there / xiid / It[em] to the mother churche of Lincoln / iid / Item I bequethe to John Blackborn / xxs / It[em] I bequethe to Julyan Grey /xxs / It[em] I bequeth to every god childe that I have a shepe / Item to Alice Hawkeshed the best shepe that I have / It[em] I give to John Thomas my best panne and my best pott / and a cote / It[em] to Lewes Thomas and John his sonne to eche of them a stere whiche steres be in the keping of John Doncom? / Item I give unto the brothers of Corpus [Christ]i in Leighton aforesaid iijs iiijd Item I give to Robert Baysley a gowne w[i]t[h]owte lyning It[em] I bequethe to the p[ar]son of Badlesden an olde furre of a gown / It[em] I bequeth too Richarde Hawkins my horsse / bridell / and saddell / And if so be the man whiche I boughte hym off come ageyn and pay to myn executors or assignes /xxijs? that then I will that the saide man have his horsse agayne / Also I will that Robert Baysley and Lewes Thomas be oversears of my berying and bere me to the churche / and eche of them to have for their labo[u]r / iijs iiijd It[em] I bequeth to every pore man. woman. and childe w[i]t[h]in the towne of Leighton aforesaid / jd It[em] I give every poor man and woman in the allmes howses ijd a pece / The residew of my goodes not given nor bequethed / my dettes / and this my last will and testament fullfilled / I will that Richard Hawkins do dispoase them for the welthe of my soule / and to the pleass[u]r[e] of allmighti god as he shall thinke most best Which Richard Hawkins and Robert Watson clerke I ordeyn and make my faithfull and true executors. Thes being wittnes to the premisses  my Curate / Sgr. Raffe Groundall p[ar]son off Badlysden / Robert Bowlysworth and John Thomas w[i]t[h] other more.

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