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Thomas Bentley 1558
In Gods name amen the xxviijth day of September in the year of our Lord god 1557 I thomas bentley of Haversham within the countie of Bucks husbandman do make and ordeyne this my laste will and testament in manner and forme folowing ffirste I beqth my soule to our lord Jesus christe my maker and redeemer etc and my dead body to be buryd in the parish churchyard of Haversham aforesaid Item I beqth to the mother churche of Lincolne ijd Item I bequth to the highe altar of Haversham aforesaid and for my Tythes forgottene iiijd Item I will and beqth to my sonnes Jo bentley and Richard his brother and my daughter agnes Essex Joane and Joyce bentley her sisters to every of them a yereling bullok and also I geve to every of my children above namyd an acur of barley apece and al to be delyered within thes ij yeres Item I beqth to Elisabeth my wiff and george bentley my sonne my ferme and the residue of my goods not beqthed whom I make and ordeyne my faythefull executors and they to dispose for my soule helth as they shall think best my body being honestly broughte to the earthe my debts payd and my legares distharged Item I will that John Asheby be my faythefull overseer to se this my laste will and testament truly and i.sly performed and he to have for his Labor xijd Thes being witneses Jo Waren John Parker anthony Shefford Jo pyrry with other

Probate xxij April 1559