Will of Stephen Nevinson of Canterbury

STEPHEN NEVINSON LL.D. 1579

In the name of God Amen the last day of December in the yere of our lord god 1579 I Stephen Nevinson doctor of the civill lawe and one of the prebendaries of Christ Church in Canterbury being sick and weake in Bodye But of good and perfect of remembrance I hertily thanke my lord god for yt make my last will and Testament in maner and forme following That is to saye ffirst and principally I commend my soule into the handes of my most mercyfull lord god hoping assuredly by the only meritts of my lord and savior Christ Jesus to be saved and to enjoye his heavenly kingdome and by nothe other meanes. And I bequeathe [my] Bodye to the earthe not douting but that I shall rise agayne and with these eyes se my lord god and saviour Christ Jesus. Item I geve and bequeath all my plate whatsoever yt be unto Elizabeth my wife. And furder I geve unto Elizabeth my said wife my downe bede whiche was her fathers with the bolster therto belonging two pillows a parre of blanketts a coverlet and my curtens and she to have the choyce of all these things. Item I geve to Richard Bourbank my servante my bay nagge. Item I geve unto my said wife my ... bedestedle. Item I geve unto my cousen Thomas Nevinson my greate presse standing in my chamber where I nowe lye. Item I geve unto my cousen John Nevinson my blacke clothe gowne faced with budge. The Residue of all my goodes cattelles chattells and bok I commyte to the ordering and disposition of Mr. Doctor Brillen Deane of the Cathedral Churche of Uyche feilde whome I make and ordayne sole executor of this my last will and testament thes being witnesses Richard milleys Richard Bourbank / of me Stephen Nevinson et ... [in latin] ... / [b]y me Richard Milles notary public Richard Bourbanke, Henry Heviside /

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