Name: John Kyght
Death: AFT 1556
Burial: Broadwell, Warwickshire; Saint Paul?s
Note: If will wishes performed
Residence: Broadwell, Warwickshire
Change Date: 29 SEP 2010
THE WILL OF JOHN KYGHT OF BROADWELL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Will dated 15.2.1557
In the name of God Amen the 15th day of February in the third and fourth years of the reign of King Phillipe and Queen Mary (ZWP?) I John KYGHT of Broadwell in the County of Glos. husbandman being sound in body whole in mind whereof I thank God I do ordaine and make this my present testament and last will In form and manner following first and principally I bequeath my soul unto almighty God to our blessed lady Saint Mary and to all the holy company in heaven and my body to be buried in the parish church of Saint Paul in Broadwell And I give and bequeath to the parish church of Broadwell 6s. 8d. desiring to be buried in the said church And I give and bequeath to the poor mens both in the same church 20d. And to the poor in Stowe 6s. 8d. And I give and bequeath to Robert KYGHT my son £6. 13s. 4d. And I give and bequeath to Richard KYGHT my son £6. 13s. 4d. and if any of these my two sons depart on married his part to remain for the other of them two and if both left or married their parts to remain to the other being alive And I give and bequeath to George KYGHT my son £6. 13s. 4d. and one cow ( ).Y ?) the said goods to remain with my executors to the use of the said George and if the said George depart on married his part to remain always to my executors And I will that all such goods as I did previous to Thomas KYGHT my son to his marriage as more plainly doth appear by bills indented be performed And I give and bequeath to Thomas KYGHT my son more one quart of barley and four strikes of wheat And to Willm KYGHT the son of Thomas KYGHT aforesaid four strikes of wheat all this corn to be delivered at the departing of Jhone my wife And I give to Elizabeth WALLYROWE my daughter two strikes of barley to be delivered at Saint Mathias day next And I give and bequeath to Elin my daughter 13s. 4d. And to everyone of my god children 4d. And I give and bequeath to the parish of Broadwell four strikes of corn to be delivered at the discretion of my executors and on fear And I give to John KYGHT of Yaburton one strike of barley And I ordain and make Jhone KYGHT my well beloved wife my sole executor and give her all my other goods not bequeathed and she to have half of the farm and half it longeth to the said farm during her natural life according to the tenore of my lease and thereof it I honestly brought on earth and my debts legacies and bequest truly formed and paid those being witness (this part is blank?) Thomas BATE my curate Chris LEFT Willm REDE Richard RASTELT Willm FREEMAN with the other also I will and desire Henry LANE Robert HATHNEY Richard RAYTELL Willm FREEMAN to be my overseers of this my will to be fulfilled and to have for their pains 4d. a piece.
* John KYGHT was probably born in about 1510. Nothing is known about his wife Jone (Joan), when and where they were married, where they lived, or when they died.
* Queen Mary reigned from 1553 to 1558
* husbandman = a farmer who worked with animals
* £6. 13s. 4d in 1557 = about £1,040. in AD 2000
* 12 quarts barley = 1 bushel
* 1 strike wheat = 1 bushel
* Yaburton = this word was used to describe Ebrington
* The John Kyght referred to in the will could be John Keyt who lived at Ebrington Manor House from 1552.
Father: William Keyte
- Thomas Kyte b: ABT 1536