The Will of Thomas Litman of Buckland Dinham was first published in 1905 by Frederic William Weaver in his collection of ‘Somerset Medieval Wills’, originally published for subscribers only. The complete book was digitized by Google Books in 2005. The spelling is as originally published.
August 9th, 5 Ed. VI. Thomas Litman of the parish of Buckland. My body to be buried where it please God. To Henry Longe son of Thomas Longe of Trowbridge the house that I dwell in and my holding at Laverton. If he die without issue the same to remain to James Longe son of Harry Longe of Whaddon. To Edward Horton son of Thomas Horton my holding at Corseley. To Thomas Litman of Lees los. To St. Andrewe’s church of Wells 3s. 4d. To the parish churches of Frome, Corseleye, Merston Bigott, Murnney, Whatley, Elme,Hennyngton, Laverton, Wolverton, Beckington, Roode, Coleford, Wingefeld, Hungerford Farleigh, Westwood, Holt, Skymorl Upton, Lullington and Borteley, 3s. 4d to each. To the parish church of Bucklande 6s. 8d. To Dame Elianore Barkisdale 20s. To every household servant ofMargery Hortons 12d. To Thomas Fewe of Brouzeton a fetherbed. To Sir Thomas Philippes curate of Frome 3s. 4d. I bequeath £10 to be divided amongst my kynnerede called Classys. To the poor at the day of my burial and at my Monethis ende £l0. To the Ringars at my burial 12d. each. To the four men that bear me to the church 4d. each. To John Bailif of Roode a gown of gentishe tawny. To Richard Cooles all my household corne and cattall (executor).
Overseers : Mr. Thomas Longe of Trowbridge and Robert Courte of Frome.
Witnesses : Thomas Long, John Walford, Thomas Stocke.
Proved January 31st, 1557.
[Commission to administer granted to Elizabeth Cooles relict of Richard Cooles the executor named.]
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