Archive:Hereford CRO, Elizabeth Whitney, 1583

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Consistory Court of Hereford

Wills and Admons., W Surnames [1574-1601], FHL Film #91,676

Will of Elizabeth Whitney of Newcourt (Bacton), dated 1583.

Will of Elizabeth Whitney of Newcourt, 1583.jpg

Transcription attempted by Robert L. Ward:

"In the name of god Amen on the x daye of December in the yeare of or. Lord god comuntermon
of the churche of England viz. 1583 and in the xxvjth yeare of the Reigne of our Soverenge
Layd Elizabeth by the grace of god of England ffraunce and Ireland Queene Deffender
of the faithe &c I Elyzabeth whitney of Newcourte in the County of Hereford spincer
beinge Sike in body and never the Lese of good and perfecte memorye laud & praise
be unto allmighty god therefor consideringe the frarlty and uncertenty of this
Mortall Life to the intent that those whome I would should have those thinges wch. I
personally poses by landes or other wyse and for aquittannce of all thinges Do make this my Last will and
Testament in maner and of forme followinge First I comend my soulle unto allmighty
God my maker and Redimer by whosse bitter deathe and Passion I stedfastly hope
and beleve to atteine unto Everlastinge Life and to be Particler of the glory
Everlastinge & my body to be buried in the Parishe Church of Backton now
unto my nise Elyzabeth Johnes I do geve and bequethe to the Cathedrall
Church of Heref. xij d. Itm I do geve to the Church of Backton ij s. Itm I
do geve to the Church of Llanvar of the brme xl s. to make use the windoee
The Whiche my ffather James Whitney Esqueir begane Itm I do geve and
bequeathe to Syslye xx s. and my fris gonne & the Rest of all my goods droite and
legases I do geve and bequeth unto my welbeloved Cosine Robert vaughan of
Newcourt wch. in the County of Heref. gentellman to geve and to distribut as the said
Robert shall for good by ys discreation betwine her Poorest frindes namely Thomas
Whitney James Whytney my sayd too brothers and Katringe whitney
my syster and to watkin vaughans children of ould Kintsone and to
Sebell Penoyre and Jane Whitney my base syster my deates and fyneraully
payd and discharged and this my Laste Will and testament I do make
ordeane & Constitute my welbeloved cosine Robert vaughan to be my solle
and hole Executourin Whitnes Hereof I have put to my hand the
Daye annd yeare above written befor John Parry of newcourt gentellman
Watkinge Thomas William Vaughan
Elnor Vaughan
Elnor David
Jouan Thomas ap Prichard
Elizabeth Jenkine
Christee Price Cleark Curat of Backton"

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