Transcribed by Kenneth Klamm
FILM 187585 FIRST SERIES BOOK Q PAGE 183
WILL OF THOMAS MAYOWE OF COSGRAVE 1558
In the name of God, amen in the year of our Lord God 1558, and the 25th day of February, witnesseth that I Thomas Mayowe of Cosgrave in the county of Northampton, husbandman, being sick in body and of perfect remembrance thanks be to God for the same do make my last will and testament in manner and form following;
First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God in whom is all my trust and in our blessed Lady Saint Mary & all the blessed company in heaven and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Cosgrave.
I bequeath to the sacrament in the same church 4d.
I bequeath to the bells in the same church 12d.
I bequeath toward the mending of the arch of Quarry Bridge 12d.
I bequeath to the mother church of Peterborough 2d.
I bequeath to everyone of my godchildren 4d.
I bequeath to Elizabeth my daughter a cow and a weaning calf, 20s in money, 2 pair of sheets, a brass pot, 2 platters. a basin, a board cloth and a towel.
I bequeath to Dorothy my daughter a cow and 20s in money 2 pair of sheets, a brass pot, 2 platters, a laver, a tablecloth and a towel.
I bequeath to Robert my son a cow and 20s in money, a brass pot, 2 platters, 2 pair of sheets, a tablecloth and a towel.
I bequeath to Thomas my son a cow and 20s in money, a brass pot, 2 platters, 2 pair of sheets a tablecloth and a towel.
I bequeath to John my son a bay mare, a great spit, and every year till he come to 21 years of age a quarter of barley and an acre of land lying in "Stockynge", a couple of "stare" [sturk] bullocks of 3 years old, my wife shall deliver to my son John at 21 years of age 20s in money.
Item I give to Thomas my son a half of land lying at "Gildon Key" the space of 10 years, and my wife and John my son shall "eare" it and sow it as they do their own.
The residue of my goods & "cattells" unbequeathed I bequeath them to Ellen my wife she to see my children honestly brought up.
Also I will that my wife shall have all my land until John my son come to 21 years old.
I do make my wife my full Executrix, I do make my supervisors to see this my last will performed and to see my debts paid, John Beacham and Henry Rigbie and they to have for their painstaking 12d apiece.
Witness to this Sir Thomas Powell of East Pury, Anthony Watson and Robert Emerston with other "moo" [other men].
Probate granted June 1559.