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Notes for Richard BOWLBY


His will, the earliest known document in the family lineage, was dated 12/12/1552 and proved 5/31/1553.

The Will of Richard Bolbie of Helmsley, 1552

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. The xii day of December the yere of owre Lord God 1552 I Rychard Bolbie Helmesley sik of body and perfytt in memorie maikith this my last will and testament in maner and forme following ffirst I bequeath my soull into the hands of almightie God. And my bodie to be buried within the church earth of Helmesley

Item I give to Rychard Bolbie my sone xIs within stokkyn to enter at saint Ellen Day next ensuyng And also I give to the said Rychard my sone one Acree of haver that shall be sowen at the tyme of the yere And also if my sone Richard will manor one Acree of winter and a nother of ware he shall have them

Item I bequeath to Bridgett my Daughter vis viiid within stokkyn after the death ot my wif Item I bequeath to John Bolbie my eldest sone vis. viiid within stokkyn after my wif wynter & somer
Itern I bequeath to Jane Rowlande my daughter vis viiid within stokkyn boith wynter and somer after the death of my wif

Item I bequeath to Rychard Bolbie my sone by his good abearinge vis viiid. within stokkyn after the death of my wif

Item I bequeath to Rauf Bolbie and to Matthew Bolbie my too sonnes half of the conynge garth after the death of my wif And the other half of it to Jane Rowland my Daughter after the death of my wif

Item I bequeath to John Bolbie my eldest sone half of the Lowe Medowe beneth greff the rent xs. after the death of my wif

Item I will that none of my children shall taverne or put away any parte or parcelJ of ther bequests for if they doo they shall have no part of ther legacie And also I will and comande that all my said children shal be griable amonge them selves as they will have my blessings And if any of them do contemne or stryve with a nother who so ever they be they shall have no part of ther legace as well John my sonne of the greff as the other of my children

Item I will that John my sone of the griff shall have xls at griff and xs in the low medowe beneth griff

Item I bequeath to Matthew Rowlande a yowe and a lambe and eyther one of my childers children a lambe

Item I bequeath to Richard Bolbie my sone my interest and title of my farmhold within Helmyslay after the death of my wif if he demean hym self gentle to his mother and she ( ) it her lif And if he do any thing contrarie to the said will or comandement he shall have no part of it nor legacie nether

Item the residue of my goods unbequest I give to Alison my wiff whom I make my whole executrix of this my last will and testament witness hereof
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Hugh Read
Christopher Rayc
John Bell Rauff Rolland
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