Name: Richard PHILPOTT
Will of Richard Philpott otherwise Millward, draper of Wottonunder Egge (Edge), Gloucester, England, dated 10 May
1521, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Probates, folio 10 Maynwaryng 17 Jun 1521. FHL# 91910 --
In the name of god Amen in the yere of our Lord god MCVXXI (1521) and the xth day of maye I Richard Philpott
otherwise called Millward of the parishe of Wotton under Ege in my good minde and hoole memorye make my
testament and last will under the maner and forme herafter followying.
Ffrst I gyve and bequethe my Soule unto almyghty god and blessed Lady and to all the hooly Company of hevyn and
my body to be buryed in the parish Church of Wotton aforesaid before the image of Saint John Bapt.
Item, I bequeth to our mother Church of Tartworth xj d
Item, to ye ancen crosse Lght of Wotton, xj d
To our Lady bequeth xj d
To Saint Cateryn bequeth xj d
To Saint Nicholas bequeth xj d
To all Saintes bequeth xj d
To Saint John Baptist bequeth xj d
To Saint Mighell bequeth xj d
To Saint Christofer bequeth xj d
and to the toulys xj d. Item:I bequeth to the monasterey of Lynys Wodd iii s iiii d
To the Church of Cromhall iii s iiii d /
To the Church of Totnor iii s iiii d/
To the chapill of Tuffami iii s iiii d/
And to the high aultar of Wotton for sins forgoten iii s iiii d/.
Item: I will have bestowed at my burying unto wherof I will that every prest that is at dirge and masse shall have for his
labour xiid/ and every other prest vii d.
Item: I will that monies bestowed to kepe myne obit every month during the hooli yere.
Item: I will that a prest doo sing for my soule at Saint Johns aultar say hooli yere so that is sayd every month a full dirge
and a masse of requim for me and for my wif and for all the soules of them thosse names he shall have worthy in will.
And he shall have for his labours for that yere vi L.
Item: I bequethe to Roger my sonne xx L to John, his sonne xx s and to Maude his daughter xx s /
Item: I bequeth to George Philpott xx s / and to Richard his brother xx s that were the sonnes of John Philpott my
Sonne. Ifany of them departe from this present life Then I will that the other shall have his owne and above his owne xx
s that was bequeth to his brother. And if his brother doo depart from this present lif under the age of xiiii yeres Then I
will that th esaid xx s of theire bequest be bestowed for the gelt of my soule and for there soules by the decision of my
Item: I bequeth to Thomas Philpott xx s To Richard his brother xx s that were the sonnes of William Philpott otherwise
called William Mylward my brother/ Yf any of theym departe from this present lif before theyre of xiiii yeres that the
brother shall have over and above his own xx s , that xx s bequest to his brother. And if they bothe departe before theyr
of xiiii yeres that they in liv wise the same xx s shall bestowed for my soule and theires by the desicion of my said living
Item: I bequeth to the mending of the markett crosse and of the other crosse xii s viii d.
Item: I bequeth to the mending of the highe waye between Wotton and Brandley xx s.
Item: I will that the bequest of my sonne John that is to every of his sonnes x L which I have bequethed to theym and to
my brother William's sonnes.
Item: The residue of my goodes not bequest my debts paid and that my Last will fulfilled, I give to Catryne my wif
whom I ardyne my goode and trusted executrex. And also I ordayne and make George Harpersfild, Roger Philpott,
John Sebourne, the Sonne of Robert Sebourne and John Hewes my Supervisors of this my Last Will and testament to
be fulfilled. And they to homever of theym for there Labours x s.
Masster William Ffrithe, Vicar of Wotton aforesaid.
George Symond Richard Ffay et r y obey at Wotton this day and yere above wryten.
Original spelling retained. The will is written in a single paragraph; it was rearranged into paragraphs and lists for
readability. English money: L - pounds sterling, s = shillings, d = pence.
- Roger PHELPOTT
- John Philpott