The Will of William Marbelye of Thacham 1575
In the name of God amen, I William Marbelie of the parish of Thacham
Husbandman in the Countie of Berks,in the year of our Lord God 1575 age
Last of Septembre, being of perfect mind and memorie but sick in bodie
Doe ordayne and make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following, that is to saye ffirst I bequeath my soull into the hands of
almightie God my maker and redeemer and my bodie to be decentlie
buried according to Christian lawes.
Item, I give and bequeath unto John Barnes my Son-in-law xxx pounds
And my best coote, my best Jacket and my best atare.
Item, I give unto ye said John and is wife one pair of shettes and cotton
raill and a plate which was painted for grandmother? and a frock and a
Item I give and bequeath unto my other son John a-----------------------
Item I give to John Marbelie my brother my-------------one sucklin year old
out of the flock?
Item I give to the poore people of the parish x shillings.
The residue of my goods I bequeath unto Christian Mabelie my daughter
Whom I make my sole executor of this my last will,
and to perform my testament
and pay my detts to this I put my hand and seal on the above day and year.
Item I give unto Robert King and John Burch , who I make my overseers
Xii shillings for their paynes.
In witness there of --------------and William Squares.