Last Will and Testament of John Lysle 1591
The 8th day of April 1591, In the name of God amen, in the 33rd year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith.
I, John Lysle, gent, Summoner at my brother Mr. Anthony Lysle’s house at Wootton in the Isle of Wight and of the Diocese of Winchester, being sick in body, yet thanks be to Almighty God of good and perfect memory and do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following. First I give and command my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker and Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my body to be buried in the Chancel of the Church of Wootton aforesaid.. And also concerning all my goodes and chattels this is my mind and will and intent. First I give and bequeath to my brother Anthony Lysle, my Bible and Colvins Institutions. Item I give and bequeath to my brother Lancelot Lysle my Satten Doublett, and Satten hose of Tamondy conllo…Also I give him my million fustian doublet cut upon Watchett Silke. Item also a pair of cut black velvet hose, and a black silk taffeta hat. Item also I give my velvet girdle, two Holland …, three Cambril Ruff binds and my trunck that I put my apparel in. Item I freely give and Will and bequeath unto Mistress Judith Edmonds gentlewoman attendant on the Lady Horsey in Dorset five Hundred pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her or her assignes early after my decease upondentims through made. Item I give to my sister Lysle my brother Anthony’s wife my gold ring with the deaths head. Item I give to my cousin Elizabeth Macscall one of my best cambric bondes and she to have the choice of all my cambric binds, Item I also give to the same Judith Edmonds my sorrel nagg. Item I give to James my brother Anthony’s boy my Russett Cloke, and all the apparel I wear on the working dones in the time of my … Item I give to my brother Anthony’s man John Fawkus my sword and buckle and my pair of red worsted stockings, my boots and spurs and my black working dine felt hat. All the rest of my goods unbeqeathed and not here named I give to the said Judith Edmonds whom I make my sole Executrix of this my last Will, willing her to see my debts paid. And I ordain and make overseer of this my last Will my uncle John Lysle giving him for his pains a piece of gold of ten shillings.
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