Wills, Administrations and Inventories
of The Mintern Family
of Hook, Chedington and Batcombe, Dorset
Thomas Draper was a son of Hugh Draper and was a gentleman of Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, he is my 13th great grand uncle and a Kinsman of the Mintern Family of Batcombe, Dorset.
Document Description: Will of Thomas Draper of Hasselbeare, Somerset
Will proved: 7-December-1582
Archive: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew,
incorporating the Public Record Office (PRO)
and the Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC).
Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC)
– Will Registers
Archive Catalogue Ref. PROB 11/64/550
PCC Register: register name: Tirwhite
folio: 372 (1 page)
Transcribed July 2014 by: Transcription Services Ltd
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1. In the name of God amen : The xxiiijth [24th] daie of Marche Anno
2. Domini one Thowsande fyve hundrethe eightie two ./ I Thomas Drap[er] of Hasselbeare [Haselbury] beinge
3. of perfecte mynde and memorie, doe make my laste will and testamente in manner and forme
4. followinge. Firste I gyve and bequeathe my sowle to Allmightie god, and my bodye to bee
5. buried in the Chauncell of Hasselbere Churche . Item I give unto my parrishe Churche of
6. Hasselbeare tenne shillinges. Item I give and bequeathe unto my sonne Humfrey Drap[er] my
7. silver Salte p[ar]cell guilte1 after the deathe or marriage of his said Mother Johan[e] Drap[er] . Item
8. I give and bequeathe unto my sonne Hughe Drap[er] my parte and portion of park after the death
9. or marriage of his saide Mother Johane Drap[er] . Item I give and bequeathe unto my saide sonne
10. Henrye Drap[er] my Leaze of the Prebend2 of Hasselbeare after the deathe or marriage of my said
11. wief his mother . Item I doe give and bequeathe unto my Daughter Catherine Drap[er] Tenne
12. poundes . Item I doe give and bequeathe unto my daughter Mary Tenne pound[es] . Item I doe
13. give and bequeathe unto my daughter Elizabeth Twentye Mark[es]3 . Item to my daughter Clare
14. Tenne poundes . And yf any of theme happen to dye before marriage, then the good[es] to be
15. devided amonge the reste of the Sisters lyvinge . The reste of all my good[es] I doe gyve and
16. bequeathe unto Johane my wief whome I doe make my whole and sole executrixe to see my
17. debtes paide and my Legacies p[er]fourmed . And to this my laste Will and testamente have
18. appointed my trustie and welbeloved frendes Mr Henrye Waldrone esquier, My Cossen John
1 parcel gilt – silver partly gilded, usually on the inner surface of a cup, bowl etc.
2 prebend – a stipend allotted from the revenues of a cathedral or a collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter. – the land yielding such a stipend.
3 mark – A measure of account accepted throughout western Europe as equivalent to 8 oz. of silver (no coins known as Marks ever circulated in England). In England a mark was two-thirds of a pound or 13s. 4d. or 66.66 pence.
19. Drap[er] and William Ferrer my Overseers of this my will and testamente . Written withe my
20. owne hande the daye and yeare above written, and have sette my seale ./ p[er] me Thomam Drap[er] ./
21. Probatum fuit suprascriptum testamentum apud London . coram ven[er]abili viro
22. mag[ist]ro Will[el]mo Drury Legum d[octore Curiae Prerogative] Cantuarien[sis] Commissario etc.
23. Septimo die mens[i]s Decembris Anno Domini mill[es]imo quingentesimo octogesimo secundo [7-December-1582] . Jurame[n]to
24. Francisci Clerk notarij publici procuratoris Joanne relicte et executricis etc. Cui commissa fuit
25. administracio etc. De bene etc. Jurat ./