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Sparrowhawk Will

Postby Will Mundy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:35 am

Hello,

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This is the Will of one of my distant great grandparents William Sparrowhawk written in 1547 in Hailey near Witney in Oxfordshire. I was wondering if anybody could help me read what it says?



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Re: Sparrowhawk Will

Postby ciderdrinker » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi
Here's a summary
In the Name of God Amen on the 20th day of April
1547 I William Sparrowhawk of
Hayley in the parish of Witney in the County of Oxfordshire husbandman being
of sound mind and perfect memory praise be to God make this my Testament
and Will.Firstly I commend my soul to Almighty
God ,Redeemer and Maker and to be buried in the graveyard of Whitney
above the church ? Item I give for the maintenance
of the bell there 3 bushels of ? item give to Robert Sparrowhawk my
son a acre.Item I give to Andrew Sparrowhawk my son one acre of wheat
and ? acres of barley.Item I give to John Sparrowhawk ? of this year's
?.The remainder of my goods and chattels I give to Alice my wife and then my
son William? I make my expenses ? having witness John Purselow
William Padget William Goldfinch ? signed.

Sorry that's the best i can do

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