Wills, Administrations and Inventories
of The Mintern Family
of Hook, Chedington and Batcombe, Dorset
The Last Will and Testament of Richard Draper of Haselbare in the county of Somerset
15 July 1531
Richard Draper (Kinsman to the Mintern Family) and my 16th great grandfather
Name; Richard Draper
Probate Date; 25 December 1532
Residence; Halelbare, Somerset, England
July 15th, 1531. Richard Draper of Haselbare in the county of Somerset. To be buried in the church of Haselbare. Sir William Haccombe vicar of Haselbare for tithes forgotten 6s. 8d. Church of Haselbare 6s. 8d. Wells Cathedral 16d. Parish church of Middelechynnock 6s. 8d. To the Trinitie of Crokehorne 6s. 8d. To the gray freres in Bridgewater to singe a trentall for the welthe of my soule 10s. Parish church of Northperet 3s. 4d. Parish church of Henton St. George 3s. Ad. Parish church of Haselbare 4 kyne to fynde foure tapers yerely forever to burne in the same church, oon before our lady in the chauncell oon before St. Mighell, oon before St. Rosmi and the other before St. Wolfrygs shryne. Agnes my wife £40, the bed which I lye in with all the apparel thereto belonging, also the bedde which the maids lye in and all things to the same belonging, 6 silver sponys, oon brasse crocke, oon panne, 6 pewter disshes, oon gowne and oon kyrtell which were my first wyfes, oon paire of corall beads gawded with silver. Hugh my sonne the great chest in the parlour, 4 beddys in the great chambre and £20, 6 silver spones, oon pece of silver which spones and pece be deliverid to the same Hughe, 6 oxen wene whelis and thapparell and also 30 hede of rotherbests or else 20 marcs, also my lond in Lydford to him and his heirs for ever. Richard Draper sonne of the said Hugh oon silver spone. Thomas sonne of the said Hugh oon silver spone. Isabell daughter of the said Hugh one silver spone. To every man, woman and child being at my burying penny doole, to every preest present and like soo to be doon at my moneth mynd 8d., foure poure men or women one shirte or smock. I will that my knyll be ronge in the parish of Haselbare the
space of oon whole yere every day. To the foresaid Hugh all my brewing fatts, trendells and the Lede. Richard Draper son of Hugh £6 13s. 4d. Thomas son of Hugh £3 6s. 8d. John son of Hugh 33s. 4d. Isabell doughter of Hugh 33s. 4d. Parish church of Southperott 3s. 4d. Residue : William my sonne (executor).
Witnesses: Alexander Spragatt, Richard Cole, John
Gardener, Richard Whitynogh.
Proved January 25th, 1532.
(Transcribed in 1901 and edited by; The Rev F. W. Weaver, M.A., F.S.A.)