Other wills and administrations: Will of Joan Gomeldon of Britford, 1587
TranscriptIn the moneth of September, in the year of our Lord God one thousand fyve hundred three score and nineteen Jone Gomeldon daughter of Robert Gomeldon the elder of the of parish of Byrtford in the countie of Witshire being of good and perfitt memory but weake in bodie did declare her last will nun cupatyve in manner and forme followinge. Imprimis she did bequeathe her soul unto the mercyfull hands of allmighty God, and her bodie to the earthe. Item she did give and bequeathe to our mother in lawe Avys Gomeldon her best partlett. Item she did give and bequeathe to Edith Gomeldon one pottenger. Item she did give and bequeathe unto Margerie Gomeldon an old worsterd kertell. Item she did give and bequeathe unto Edith Sevill the wife of Edward Sevill her best red petycoate. Item she did give and bequeathe unto James Wrasley[?] two littell gy[...]owes of silver. Item she did give and bequeathe unto Robert Gomeldon her kinsman the annyitie of twentie shillinge by the yere for certayn yeres then to come which her father the said Robert Gomelton the elder gave unter her the said testatrix and of a lease of the moyetie of a certayne tenament in Britford aforesaid. All the rest of her goods both movable and unmovable she did give and bequeathe unto the said Robert Gomeldon her kinsman whom she did nominate and make her whole executor of this her last will nun cupative. In the presence and hearing of Thomas Wrasley[?] gent. and Bridget his wife and Silvester Browne with others.
Probat. fuit. etc [trans: probate of the nun cupative will of the
above written Joan Gomeldon daughter of Robert Gomeldon deceased
formerly whilst she lived of the parish of Britford...]
Value £5 4s 29 Apr 1587
InventoryThe inventory of all and singular the goods cattles and debts of Joan Gomeldon the daughter of Robert Gomeldon
|Imprimis 1 russett cassock[?]||vi s|
|Item 1 old wosterde kertle||xvi d|
|Item a red pettycoate||iiis|
|Item a purse and a pair of gloves||v d|
|Item ii smockes||iii s|
|Item ii partletts||ii s|
|Item ii kercheives||xii d|
|Item ii aprons||xii d|
|Item a pair of hoses and a pair of shewes||xx d|
|Item a platter and a pottenger||xviii d|
|Item ii gym[...]oes of silver||vi d|
|item in old broken silver||iii d|
|Item an old coffer||xvi d|
|Item one annuity or yearly rent due by Avis Gomeldon alias Grey the late wife of Robert Gomeldon deceased being behind for nyne[?] years at Christmas last past.|
Exhibited by Robert Gumbleton the executor on 13th day of May 1587.
AnalysisIt is not clear why the will was nuncupative (ie given orally). This usually implied that the testatrix was on her deathbed. However, this one seemed to have been made in 1569 but proved in 1587. Perhaps significantly, the will was made the same year her father died.
Robert Gomeldon = (1) Unknown (2) Avys Grey the elder | | Joan Edith Margerie Robert Gomeldon Gomeldon Kinsman
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