The Last Will and Testament of Sir Humphrey Stafford, 1413

Sir Humphrey Stafford, Knight

Sheriff of Staffordshire

of Southwick in North Bradley, Wiltshire. and Hooke, Dorset.

(1348 – 1413)

Source: Somerset Medieval Wills

Published in 1901

by Weaver, Frederic William, 1853-1933, ed

 

1413. HUMPHRY STAFFORD, SENIOR, KNT. [173 Arundel II.] April 5th, 1413. Humphry Stafford, knight, senior. My body to holy burial in the chapel of S. Andrew, next the chapel of the Blessed Mary in the Abbey church of Abbotesbury. To the church of the Blessed Mary of Sarum 20s. To the Friars Minors of Stafford, 5 marks to celebrate for the souls of me and of my ancestors. To the Friars Minors of Dorcestre 20s. To the Friars Preachers of Yevelchestre 20s. To the repair and sustentacion of the church of Clinton 40s. To the church of Farnbourgh 40*. To William Ekerdon, clerk, 10 marks. To Robert Grey 66s. 8d. To Edmund Elyot, clerk, 66s. Sd. To the Friars Minors of Briggewater 20s. To the Friars Minors of Sarum 20s. To the Friars Preachers there 20s. To the Nuns of Yevelchestre 40s. To the church of Bromhulf 66s. 8d The residue to Elisabeth my wife. I make my executors, Elisabeth my wife, William Ekerdon, clerk, Robert Grey and Edmund Elyot. Done at Houke in the county of Dorset, the day and year abovewritten, and signed with my seal. And afterwards the said Humphry on October 30th, 1413, by means of a codicil bequeathed various goods as follows :—To the Abbot and Convent of Westminster of the rents in arrear of the manor of Pirton in the county of Stafford £23 lis. ^d. To the Abbot of Abbotesbury for a chaplain to celebrate there for four years, ^20. To the chaplain of Kentecombe for two years £S. To Robert Morgan 5 marks. To Humphry Lowe 5 marks. To Richard Cokks \$s. $d. To Robert Baker 13^. 4*/. To John Hawon 13*. 4*/. To John Bulpan 20s. To John Boteler 13J. 4<i. To John Chamberlayn 13* $d. To John Bulpan 20s. To John Hillary 20s. To Philip Denebaud 20s. To John de Coquina 6s. Sd. To John Andrewe 6s. Sd. To Roger Stiver 6s. Sd. To Robert de Coquina 6s. 8d. To the two boys of the chapel 6s. Sd. each. To John Bettescomb 6s. Sd. To Richard Samford 6s. Sd. To William Turnor 6s. Sd. To Alice of the Chamber 20s. To the church of Burmyngton 40s. To the church of Dundene, 5 marks. To Robert Elwyll 26s. Sd. To Margaret Beere 20s. To each man serving him in his household in the position of gentlemen (generosi) 20s. To each woman servant in the same state 20s. To each valet serving in his household 13s. qd. To each groom 6s. Sd. To each page qzd. To Humphry Stafford my son, and Elisabeth his wife a charger, 12 dishes and six silver saucers. And I make my executors, William Ekerdon, clerk, Robert Grey and Edmund Elyot, clerk. Written at Houke the day and year abovesaid and signed with my seal. Proved November 29th, 1413.

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