Catalogue description Copy will of Alice de Bryene, widow of Guy de Bryene, kt

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Details of EE 501/6/47
Reference: EE 501/6/47
Title: Copy will of Alice de Bryene, widow of Guy de Bryene, kt

Appoints as feoffees:


John Howard, kt


Geoffrey Bryce, Master of St Gregory's College, Sudbury


Thomas Sampson, esq.


Robert Cavendyssh


Thomas Milde


John Coo


Henry Pethirton


William Ingesthorp


Richard Andrew


Thomas Hardekyn


Robert Holyere, parson of Reydon


John Chetylbere, parson of Reschforde [Rochford] (Ess.)


Of: messuage with adjoining garden in Aketon [Acton]; all her lands and tenements in Polstede [Polstead]; all lands and tenements called Collys in Newton; all lands and tenements in Aketon, viz. lands and tenements called Struttes and two pieces of land, one called Redelys lying between land of testator and land belonging to Struttes, the other called Cherchelond lying between land of testator and pasture of William Rokewoode, croft called Wattespightel lying between land of William Rokewoode on both sides, piece of land and pasture (2a.) lying in field called Overfeld between land late of Sir Richard Waldegrave, kt, Robert de Peyton, Robert Cressener, John Brook, clerk and Ralph Chamberleyn on west and field called Curnham on east, pightle (1r.), 8d. rent derived from land (1a.) in Aketon lying lengthways opposite tenement called Struttes, viz. between land of testator and common way leading from Melforde [Long Melford] towards Lavenham, with right of free entry and exit over said land to well in north part thereof to draw water, field called Hygynesfeld with adjoining pightle, and moiety of meadow (3a.) in Remedewe, together with various other lands and tenements lately of Richard Dynham and John Slaughtare, chaplains; all messuages in Bures St Mary lately of Richard Dynham and John Bakere, chaplains; and croft ------ [illegible]; to hold to uses of testator's will, of chief lords of fees as more fully appears in charter made to feoffees.


Feoffees, out of profits of all above property (except tenement called Struttes which testator has granted after her death to Alice Davy for life), to fund one suitable and honest chaplain. If chaplain fails in service of testator's intentions, Geoffrey Bryce or successors as Master of College, to choose another chaplain out of revenues of Struttes after death of Alice Davy.


If said Master fails to elect suitable chaplain, other feoffees to do so regardless of will of Master.


Chaplain to celebrate masses and other divine services daily in Aketon church, viz. in chapel of St Mary on north side of church, for souls of Sir Robert de Bures, kt, Lady Joan de Bures (testator's parents), Sir Guy de Bryene (testator's late husband), testator and all her ancestors.


If six feoffees die, survivors to make a sufficient estate of said property to twelve discreet and honest men, to hold to same intent.


Master of College to have for his trouble at each election of new feoffees, 20s.


Chaplain for time being to sufficiently maintain and repair buildings on all lands and tenements.


If no suitable chaplain can be found, feoffees to sell all property and dispose of proceeds in works of charity as seems to them most fitting.


Memorandum that evidences of title to all said property to remain in custody of Master of College and successors.

Date: 6 Sep 1434; copy nd (15th cent)
Held by: Suffolk Archives - Bury St Edmunds Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: Document forms one part of tripartite indenture

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