WILL OF RICHARD LYNLAY OF OTLEY 1545

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In the name of God Amen, the 27th day of October in the yere of our Lorde God 1545, I Richard Lynlay of Otley in the countie of Yoke being of hooll mynde  and good memorie make this my last Will and testament in manor and forme following: First I bequethe my soule to almightie God my saviour and redeemer and our blessed ladie with all the holie company of heven to praie for me, and my bodie to be buried in the churchyarde of Otley my parishe churche and my mortuarie to be paid accordinge to the Kings statutes. I bequethe to the beinge (up keep) of the organs of Otley churche 3s 4d. Also  I give and bequethe to Roufe Cotton over and besides goods as he haithe five marks, and to everie one of my servants a gymmer shepe. Item I give and bequethe to Dorothie my wife to the kepinge and bringinge up of her and my children all my hooll to the claime and intereste of all my lande and farmolds as longe as she shall keep her (my) widow and do not marrie, and the reversion of them. Item I give to my sonne John in full  contencion (consideration) for his childs porcion but if it fortune that my said wife to marie, then I will that my said lande and farmholds except her right in the same be transferred to the use and bringinge up of my youngest children to (until) my sonne John come the age of 24 yers and then he to enjoye  the same except one of my best houses and the Thurnais laith held of Michael Whitehede which I give and  bequethe to Christopher my sonne. Item I give and bequethe to Roufe Buckley a buckskin dublett and as Presid jerkyn and to John Jennynge a pair of hose. The rest of my goodes I honestly broughte for the, debts  paid and the funeral expences and legacies discharged, I will that it be equally divided amonge my wife and myne children. And I make Dorothye my wife, John and William my sonnes, Sir Edward my brother, and Constantyne  Baynton my executors of this my last will, Sir Edward  my brother and Constantyne  Baynton either of them havinge for there paynes 6s 8d. Also I make John Fawkes gentleman and Thomas Hardwicke supervisors of this my last will so that it be fulfilled in all cases, they havinge either of them for their paynes takinge 6s 8d. In witness wherof I the said Rivhard Lynlay hathe subscribed my nayme with myne owne hande. These beinge witness Richard Oivde my curate,  Anthony Mawde, Christopher care, William Brinksworth with others.

On the 10th of December the Will was proved in Ainsty Deanary and that Probate took place on February 23rd 1545 all executors sworn in

 

 

 

 

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