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Will of Thomas Catcher

Will of Thomas Catcher

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the vii daie of November Anno Domini 1559 And in the first yeare of the reigne of oure most dreade ladie Elizabethe by the grace of God Queene of England Fraunce and Ireland defendor of the faith etc I Thomas Catcher the eldare of hackney in the Countie of Middlesex, yeoman of good and perfecte remembraunce lawde and praise to be given to almightie God do make and ordeigne this my laste Will and testamente in manner and fourme followinge that is to saie

First I bequeath my Soule to Almightie God my maker and redeamer And my bodie to be buried within the parish church of Hackney afforesaid

Also I geve and bequeath towards reparacions to be done to upon the saide churche iii [shillings] iiii d

Also I geve and bequeath to Thomas Catcher my Sonne all the beste of mine apparrell of everie kindes of sorte yt is to saie of gownes coates doubletes and rackettes

Item I geve and bequeath to the said Thomas my Sonne twoo fether beddes one mattres ii bolsters my beste coverlette twoo paire of blanketes one pillowe beare and xii paire of sheates

Item I give and bequeathe to ye saide Thomas my Sonne a Silver Salte, one greate mazer and vi Silver Spones

Item I geve and bequeath to the said Thomas three brasse Pottes greate and small, my greate Ketle of brasse yt Brawne was wante to be sodden in twoo brasse pannes foure ketlews of brasse with bailes iii milk pannes of Brasse one chaffer of brasse to sette water in by the fier twoo drippinge pannes of irone twoo spittes greate and smalle one paire of aundirons one paire of tonges and a fire shovel of iron

Item I geve and bequeathe to ye saide Thomas my Sonne ix platters of pewter one pewter bason vi porrengers of pewter one pewter bason one charger of pewter, twoo quarte potts of pewter twoo pincte potts of pewter two greate bell candle stickes two small candle stickes and one chaffing dish

Item I geve and bequeath to the said Thomas my Sonne my foure oxen iii nagges my longe carte twoo tumbrels ii ploughes all my harrowes and all other things and necessaries apperteyninge to husbandrie in and aboutes my house and all the timbre and postes in my yarde

Also I geve and bequeath to Auston my Sonne ii brasse Pottes greate and small one ketle of brasse with a baile one spitte vi paire of sheates one almaine revett all ye seconde sorte of my apparell next the beste and twentie pounds readie money

Also I give and bequeath to Rose Catcher my Daughter one girdle of Silver gilded with [Dimissente in transcript] one golde ringe and vi Silver Spones

Item I give and bequeath to ye said Rose my Daughter one fine bearinge sheet of Lynnen with an open seame of silke in ye middleste one fether bedde one matres twoo bolstares two coverlettes next the beste twoo paire of blanketes xii paire of sheites one pillow and one pillow beare

Item I geve and bequeathe to Rose my said daughter ii Brasse Pottes greate and small two Brasse pannes iii Ketles of brasse withe bailes ii milk pannes of brasse one drippinge panne of irone twoo spittes great and small one paire of aundiron one paire of tonges and a fire shovell

Item I geve and bequeath to ye saide Rose my Daughter ix platters of pewter vi pewter vii saucers of pewter v porrengers of pewter one bason of pewter one potle pott twoo quarte pottes ii pynte potts of pewter and one Salte of pewter

Item I geve to the said Rose one halfe pinte potte of pewter twoo bell candle stickes twoo small candle Stickes and one chaffing dishe

Item I bequeath to the said Rose one table clothe of [driap? word illegible in transcript] an other table clothe of plaine and two table clothes of canvas

Item I bequeath to Austin my saide Sonne one cheiste and one loade of Woode

Also I give and bequeath to ye saide Thomas my Sonne all ye hangings formes tables cheiers stooles cheyens of yrone and iron in and aboute my howse one corslette one pair of Alamine revettes with all ye weapons and artilerie in my house

Item I give and bequeath ye saide Rose my Daughter vi kien wherof twoo to be her owne alreadie

Also I give and bequeath to Rose my saide Daughter in readie money xl [pounds]

Also I geve and bequeath to my said Sonne Thomas or be of lawfull yeares And if chaunce ye said Thomas Catcher to die in hi noneadge the said Some of xiii [pounds] vi [shillings] viii d to remaine to Thomas his father.

Item I give and bequeath to Margarett Catcher daughter to my Sonne Thomas iii [pounds] vi [shillings] viii d And to Alice Catcher his other daughter iii [pounds] vi [shillings] viii d And if either of them die in their noneadge the longer liver to be the others heire

Item I geve to Thomas Mannynge which was sometime my Servaunte vi [shillings] viii d

Item I geve to Nicholas Hawkinns my Servante vi [shillings] viii d

item I geve to Alice Hethcote and Alice my othre maiden Servaunte iii [shillings] iiii d a peece

Item I give and bequeath to ye Povertie of ye Parishe of Hackney aforesaide xx [shillings] to be distributed and given amonge them the daie of my buriall the residue of all my goodes not bequeathed nor given my debts paide and my legacies beforesaide fulfilled, I do give and bequeathe my saide Sonne and daughter Thomas and Rose And I do ordeigne and make my saide trustie and lovinge children, that is to saie Thomas Austen and Rose my Executours of this my last Will and Testament And Edward Catcher of London Pewterer my lovinge and trustie Freinde to be theoverseare of this my last Will and Testament

vi of my beste cushions and in readie money twentie pounds

And I geve unto my saide Daughter Rose vi cushions of the seconde sorte nexte to ye beste if there be so manie and if there be notte she to have them that there be

Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Catcher Sonne of Thomas Catcher aforesaide xiii [pounds] vi [shillings] viii d which Somme of money I will that Thomas Robertes of London have the custodie of untill ye childe come out of his prentishoode

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this is the last Will and Testament of me the aforesaide Thomas Catcher the eldare made the daie and yeare aforesaide concerning the gifte and devise of certeine olf my landes and tenements as followeth that is to saie

First I the saide Thomas Catcher theldare do give and bequeathe to my saide Sonne Thomas Catcher all yt my tenement and all my landes yt I have sett and beinge in Hoggestone in the saide Countie of Middlesex nowe in the tenure of John Caverley and all these my Landes meadowes leasowes woodes and pastures sette lyinge and beinge within the Parishe of Tottenham in the saide Countie of Middlesex. And also one grove of woode called Meyse grove adjoyninge to Tidgroves conteyninge by estimacon foure acres more or lesse sette lyinge and beingee in the parish of Edlmeton in the foresaide Countie of Middlesex to have and to holde unto the saide Thomas Catcher my sonne and to the heirs males of his bodie lawfullie begotten

Also I geve and bequeath to Rose Catcher my saide Daughter all yt my tenement and all ye buildinges thereto belongininge with thorchardes and Gardens and one close of Lande lyinge on the backside of the saide Tenemente and also one feilde of lande called Bromefeilde lying at milne bridge with tenementes and Landes and othre ye premissace sette lying and being within the Parish of Edelmeton afforesaide and of late in ye tenure of John Harr Henrie Gieles and George Allen wt other

And this present will and testament was Fullie confirmed by the saide Thomas Catcher theldare ye xxviii daie of Octobre Anno Domini 1561 [1560 ?] And redde and declared in the presence of the parties beinge witness above saide

Proved 3 January 1561 [sic] to have and to holde to ye saide Rose for her lief and after her decease to remaine to ye saide Thomas Catcher my Sonne and to his heirs for ever theis being presente and witnes yt this is the verie true laste Will and Testamente of the saide Thomas Catcher theldare as well concerninge ye gifte and devise of all his goodes and catals of his landes as before appeareth Robert Stokes clerk Vicare of Hackney Richard Frenche Christopher Swete Roberte Swete

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