Extract – Last Will and Testament of John Bourne the elder citizen and baker of London – 1610

John Bourne of London - 1610

Page One of Last Will and Testament of John Bourne of London – 1610

JOHN BOURNE the elder citizen and baker of London “being aged” &c., 1 March 1609, proved 26 June 1610. To be buried in the church of the Hospital of St. Katherine’s near the Tower of London where I now inhabit and dwell. To wife Mawdlin my five leases, one of the tenements in a certain place called Hammes and Gwynes, another of tenements in Dolphin Alley, another of the tenement wherein Thomas Deane dwelleth and the lease of my now dwelling house within the Hospital of St. Katherine’s, all which I hold from the Right Hon. Sir Julius Caesar, knight, Master of the said Hospital, and the lease I hold from John Stepkyn gent. of Wapping Wall, Middlesex. If wife die or marry before expiration of these leases of tenements in Hams and Guynes then it shall go to my eldest son John Bourne the younger, and f he die &c. then to my son  Robert Bourne, and if he die &c. then to my youngest son Bartholomew Bourne. Elizabeth and Joane Bourne, daughters of my said son John, at one and twenty. Thomas and Maudlin Bourne the children of son Bartholomew. Loving friends John Skynner the elder of Lee in Essex mariner and Charles Browghton of St. Katherine’s. Wife to be sole executrix. To son John my messuage called or known by the name of the sign of the Pewter Platter in Gratious street London for life and then to my son Robert. A codicil annexed bearing the date 5 May 1610.

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