- [S110] Will, (Collins Peerage 1812), volume 2, pp 539-540, 1506.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, JOHN CORNWALEYS, of Broome, in the County of Suffolk, squire, being of whole mind and good memory, the 16th day of August, the year of our Lord God 1506 make my testament in this wife:
First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, our Lady Saint Mary, and to all the holy company of heaven; my body to be buried in the chancel of the church of our Lady of Broome, near to the wall of my chapel there, if that I die in the said parish of Broome, or near to it. And if I die elsewhere, as it shall please God, to be buried where mine Executor or assign shall think most convenient.
I bequeath to the parson of the said church of Broome, for breaking of the ground in the high chancel 6 shillings 8 pence.
I bequeath to the high alter in the said church 6 shilling 8 pence for my tithes forgotten and other duties neglected.
Item, I bequeath to the bells of the said church of Broome 20 shillings.
Item, I bequeath to the reparations of the said churchs of Ockley 20 shillings, Struston 20 shilings and Thranston 20 shillings, to the church of Bartilesdon 20 shillings, in Essex.
Item, I bequeath to ELLEN BARKER, my servant, 6 shillings 8 pence.
Item, I bequeath to my niece, ELIZABETH FROXMORE, 10 pounds and to her sustenance 66 shillings 8 pence; and to my niece ELIZABETH CORNWALLEYS, 66 shillings 8 pence; and to AGNES FASTOLFE 10 pounds to her marriage.
Item, I will and bequeath that mine Executors shall live at Lyng Hall there as now I dwell, to him that shall be mine heir these pressis [sic] following:
first, in the chapel my great mass book, a vestiment of silk, one challice, one corporas case with a corps therein. In the hall, the table, formis and all the brewing vessell and standards in the brewhouse and bakehouse, one whole plow, a cart and 5 horse to be with all. A gilt goblet with a cover that was my fathers and a gilt cup with a cover standing. A great pot of brass and a second pot of brass; two spits, a grete and a lesse; two coberdy and a garnish of vessel in the chamber over the parlour; the bed of "bokkys tester" cedar, curtains, counterpoint, featherbed, bolster and two pillows and one pair of blankets.
Item, I bequeath to the prior and monks of Eye Abbey 20 shillings.
Item, I bequeath to the church of Eye four combe wheat; to the church of Oxon, 4 combe wheat; to the church of Diss 4 combe wheat; to the church of Palgrave, one combe wheat; to the church of Shotle, one combe wheat; to the church of Billingford, one combe wheat; to the church of Yaxley, a combe wheat.
The residue of my goods and corn at Bartillisdon, at London, or elsewhere in the realm of England, not bequeathed, my debts and my bequests paid, I give freely unto ELISABETH, now my wife.
Item, I bequeath to a priest to sing and pray for my soul, my father's soul, my mother's soul, all my friends' souls and all Christian souls for 3 years, 24 marks sterling.
Item, I ordain and make to the execution of my testament and other my last Will, ELISABETH, now my wife, my brother WILLIAM CORNEWALLEYS and ROBART MELTON, to whom I give for their labour each of them, 66 shillings 8 pence; and my brother ROBERT CORNWALEYS.
These bearing witness: John Whitte, Doctor; William Singulton, John Constable, Clerk, parson of Broome; John Clerk.
Also I bequeath to the abbot of Bury mine ambling nag that I bought of John Revet.
Also I bequeath to JOHN REVE, my godson, 20 shillings.