The Will of Sir Rowland Morton of Bosbury, gentleman, 1554/55

Summary:  Transcription of the probate copy of the short will of Sir Rowland Morton of Bosbury dated 19th February 1554/55 listing as the main beneficiaries his wife, Sybil, and children Margaret and Richard. The probate copy is held at The National Archives, Kew, reference PROB 11/36/382

    In the name of God Amen , I Rowland Morton, knight, make my last will and testament as followeth.  First I bequeath my soul to almighty god, and I bequeath my goods, moveable and immoveable, to Dame Sibell, my wife, and also I give to the same Dame Sibell all my lands during her life, except Barton which I have given to my daughter, Margaret, and I make the same Dame Sibell, my wife, and my daughter, Margaret, mine executors and Mr Gabriel Blithe assistant unto them.  And I will that he shall have forty shillings for his pains.   And also I make Richard Willison of Ledbury an assistant to my wife bequeathing him forty shillings for his pains.   Dated the 19th day of February in the first year of our sovereign Lady Mary by the grace of god Queen of England, France etc. [1554/55]  Also I bequeath to Richard, my son, my two saultes that be daily occupied if he use Dame Sibell, my wife, well and honestly and do not trouble her in the law or by any sinister means.

Witnesses Giles Davies, Richard Willison, John Lorymer, John Waiger, John Mortymer, Robert Tailor, John Robinson, Edmond Shiffe.   Ego Rowlandus Morton propria mann subscripto.

Probate granted to Sibyl and Margaret Morton at Canterbury on 11 April 1554/55.

Transcribed by Barry Sharples, 2015

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