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THE WILL OF ROGER BROUGHTON OF CHARLETON, STAFFORDSHIRE 1573

 In the name of God amen the 24th January a thousand five hundred and seventy three and in the 15th year of the reign of oure most dread sovereigne Ladie Elizabeth by the Grace of God of England France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith & cetera that I Roger Broughton of Charleton in the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield sicke in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be unto Almighty God doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. /First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God and the holie company of heaven and my body to be buryed in the church of Standon in what place my executors shall think most convenient.

Item I give unto the church to my burial as shall be thought good by my executors and observers.

Item I will that my executrix shall give of my goods to the poore people of the parish of Standon where they shall think best and most convenient 3s 4d and to the poor of Charleton aforesaid other 3s 4d.  And further Item it is my will that I be honestly brought home and that my funeral shall be paid upon the whole of my goods as shall be thought good by my executrix and overseers, And moreover I give and bequeath the house that I now dwell in, in Charleton aforesaid and all the lands and tenements thereunto belonging with the appurtenances to Marie my wife and George my son during their two lives according to the demise and grant that we have thereof by the Indenture of my late father Richard Broughton and my late mother Margaret his wife according to the effect of the said indenture paying the rents and services contained in the said indentures. And also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Marie and to William Broughton my second son the farm that I have in Walford with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging with the appurtenances during their two lives according to the indenture thereof made unto me the said Roger Broughton, Marie my wife and the said William my son by Thomas Essex, esquire, paying the rents and services contained in the said indentures.  And furthermore I give to every of my sons five marks to be paid unto every one of them in money by my executrix in full satisfaction of every one of their childs parts of goods. And likewise I give to every one of my daughters 6 13s 4d to be paid to every one of them in money by my executrix in full satisfaction of every one of their childs parts of goods that they can claim.  And the rest of all my goods and chattels moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath to my said wife to give and dispose as she shall think best, trusting that she will be good hereafter to all my said children.

Item I give and bequeath unto Katherin Edge my old servant maid one twinter heifer and to John Light. One other of my servants one ewe sheep and to every one of the rest of my servants as shall be thought good by my executrix.

These be the debts that I the said Roger Broughton have owing unto me the day and year above written: Imprimis John Backhouse alias Chamberlain 66s 8d. Item Richard Molle of Whitgreve 57s. Item Robert Richardson of Eccleshall 74s 4d. Item Thomas Brasenell of Eccleshall 56s 8d. Item John Marten 57s 2d. Item I ordain and make Marie my said wife my true sole and lawful executor to see this my last will and testament truly executed and performed in all points according to the effect, and true intent and meaning thereof as I put my special trust and confidence in her therein.  And my nephew Thomas Broughton gent to be the overseer to see likewise that this my last will and testament shall be likewise truly performed as my special trust is that he will do These being witnesses my brother John Broughton, my brother-in-law John Iremonger with others.


Probate was granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London on 7th October 1574. 

Public Record Office (PRO) Probate /11/56