Other wills and administrations: Will of Robert Gomelton of Britford


In the name of God amen the seventh day of March anno domini 1571 I Robert Gomelton sicke in body but of good & perfitt remembrance do make my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge.

First I comitt my soule into the hands of almighty God & my body to be buried in the church yard of Birtford in sure and certain hope to rise agayne by the power of God and by the meritts of my Saviour Jesus Christ to life everlastinge.

Item I give to the poor mens box of Birtford a xiid.

Item to our Lady Church a ivd.

Item I give to Jone Gomelton & to Robert Gomelton my brothers sonne one aker of wheat to be divided betwixt them.

Item I give to Jone Gomelton yearly during my lease a xx shillings after my debts be paid.

Item to Robert Gomelton my brother Roberts son in like manner yearly during my said lease after my debts be paid a xx shilling.

Item I give to William Gomelton yearly during my said lease one aker of land.

Item I give to Edith Gomelton my brothers daughter xl shillings to be paid the last year of my lease out of the portion of the said Jone Gomelton & Robert Gomelton.

Item if it happen my wife to dye before my said years be expired I will then the years then remayninge to go to the use of the said Jone & Robert. And if my wife refuse my said will then I will the said Robert to be executor to performe my will.

The residue of my goods not given nor bequeathed I give to Avis my wife whom I make my executrix of this my last will & testament.

Item I will Thomas Smyth the younger and John Shepherde the elder of the Upper End? and John Gomelton my brother to be my overseers of this my last will and testament in the presence of me John Shepherde vicar ther Thomas Smyth William Gomelton John Shepherde and many other.

Grant of probate in latin. of Robert Gombelton deceased formerly of the parish of Britford. 12 June 1572.

Dean of Salisbury wills
12 Jun 1572



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