Name: Thomas Bryan
Death: 14 AUG 1500
Residence: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
Occupation: Justice of the King?s Bench
Change Date: 24 APR 2009
Abstract of the Latin Will of Thomas Bryan, Knight.
(In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Blessed Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ and St. Anne with Ss. Christopher and George) Justice of the King's Bench and unworthy liegeman of the Catholic Bench of Faith, sound in mind and memory, dated 7 Feb 1495.
Soul to God my Creator and Saviour.
Body to be buried in the church of the religious men of Ashringe if it happens that I die within 20 miles, and if there I leave to the Rector and Bretheren for my funeral exequies and other obsequies, to celebrate according to their ?20. and if beyond 20 milestones thence, where it seems good to my executors, without needless pomp, and without illicit profit and overcharge. Whatsoever is distributed in great works of charity shall be by discretion of Doctors of Divinity of good life 40 marks to such parsons places and the like as may serve my soul and like perils and penalties. To Thomas Brian my son and Margaret his wife all lands rents and services to them and their heirs lawfully begotten between them and if they have no such issue to Elizabeth and ultimate remainder to my right heirs.
Reasonable reward for 1000 masses by friars and others at the discretion of my executors.
To the High Altar of St. Andrew in Holborn London for tithes these not fully paid in the times of Masters Worthyngton and Grene and others 40s. and the like to the High Altar of the church of Masseworthe in the times of William and Thomas Paulyer 40s. and the like to the High Altar of St. Sepulchre London in the times of Masters Dalton, Welles and Broun and others 100s.
To each house of Friars in the City of London 20s.
Bread and drink to the prisoners of Newgate, Ludgate Flete King's Bench and Mariscale. ?5 between them according to the rate of prisoners.
To Elizabeth my dau. 12 silver spoons which I had in past left me by Lady Otteley and ?10 relief for the appropriation by her will thence made.
To Joan my bastard dau. late wife of Thomas Clement 40s. and anually after my obit 40. out of all my lands.
To Anne Dilcock dau. of the said Elizabeth ?10 towards her marriage.
To Lady Katherine Ottley late wife of Bartholomew Seman of London 100 marks if so much remain.
From my goods I leave to the parish churches of Everton, Heyton and Clareborough-next-Retforde co Notts ?4 equally to be divided between them.
A priest to be found to sat Mass and other obsequies for my soul and souls of my parents for 20 years after my death.
To emend the church of Masseworth and especially the image of the most glorious Virgin Mary ?10.
To the servants to whom nothing is left by will 20 marks.
I leave to Thomas Bryan my son and Margaret his wife 1040 marks according to agreement and promises made to my Lord the Earl of Surrey and Lady Elizabeth his wife upon the marriage articles of Thomas and Margaret. The Residue to the same Thomas and Margaret and I make them executors. Sealed the day and year above said.
Wit. Master Richard Baker Clerk, Thomas Betonson, Chaplain, Christopher Michell, Chaplain, Henry Hede, Iremonger, Robert Serle, brewer.
Thomas! Thomas my son, Thomas I ask and require you as bound by filial love for my soul and you my beloved Margaret his wife I beg your help. Farewell.
Proved 11 Dec 1500 by Wm Swayne lawful proxy of Thomas.
P.C.C 13 Moone.
We do not know where he is buried, he probably died in London, and his will stated his desire to be buried in the church of the religious men of Ashringe (Ashreigney, Devon) if he would die within twenty miles of that place.
Father: Edmond Bryan
Mother: Alice Bures b: 1 JUN 1416
Margaret Bowsey or Bourchier b: 1418
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