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Wills (PROB11/13/182 Geo Veer knight 1500 1503 in latin)

21.8.1500 (Thursday 21 August 1500)

document 2300658

in the name of god amen I Geo Veer knight being in sound mind and good memory the 21.8.1500 make my testament containing my last will in this wise firstly I commend my soul to almighty god the blessed virgin mary and all the saints and my body to be buried in the priory chapel of Earls Colne before the altar there called Earl Richard's altar item I will the monastery celebrate a trental in the aforesaid chapel thirty days consecutively after the burial of my body with expositions and masses paying the celebrating prior and convent ==1d item I will have twelve paupers to say exegesis and masses and pray in honour of the twelve apostles item I will that the same twelve paupers receive the sacrament before the altar and say daily say prayers in honour of the holy trinity and ave marias (salutation of the angel) in honour of the blessed virgin mary and apostles bells in honour of the twelve apostles and the said paupers daily to recite in english for the soul of Geo Veer and the souls of all the faithful dead item I will that my executors continue after the thirty days to find a suitable secular priest to celebrate the trental on st gregory each year thus the priest to begin every day the exegesis about an hour after nine with praise and commendation for pater in rubrica at the same trental item I will the said priest arrange to celebrate mass about the hour of nine in the morning item I will the same priest to appoint carry through every day aforesaid consecutively without prayers and lamentations item I will every day the paupers continuously to have exegesis and masses for the soul and say the psalms ave marias and exeguis and another daily mass for christian souls and I will poor women the poor men every sabbath day in the aforesaid year the glorification of the virgin mary item I will that my executors deliver and pay to the before mentioned prior for his interest of the exegesis and masses 13s4d and to pay the aforesaid Priory 7li in lawful money of England to be distributed to their brotherhood for the same office item I will that my executors pay the prior 3li15s to be distributed amongst the before named poor for the aforesaid thirty days also I will that my executors pay the aforesaid priest celebrating the trental for holy gregory 13li6s8d for his duty that year item I bequeath the same priest a gown of the value of 20s item I will my executors deliver and pay to the priest aforenamed 3li distributing every day through the year to the poor who attended the exegesis and masses for their service 2d and offering bread item I will every sabbath day in the abovesaid thirty days to the twelve poor women in recompense and the twelve men who prayed illegible text item I bequeath to the altars of the church of Castle Hedingham 10d# in compensation for tithes and offerings item I leave the lord of the monastery of Hedingham aforesaid for the sustiation of the same house a hundred mature sheep so not only they might sell but also use to sustenance and profit of the house itself item I bequeath the ordained brothers of st francis at Colchester 13s4d for exegesis and requiem mass item I leave the ordained carmelite brothers at Maldon 13s4d to have exegesis and requiem mass item I bequeath the ordained dominican brothers at Chelmsford for them to have the same service 13s4d similarly I only leave the augustinian brothers at Clare 13s4d item I leave my executors 40li to distribute amongst my family on the day of my burial item I leave Margt my wife 40li and all my silver vessels called the plate with all utensils given me item I leave my daughter Eliz one heavy gold chain 26li when Eliz herself completes 14yr and if she pass away from this life before the said estate then I will that the aforesaid chain be sold and after that illegible text by my executors be disposed item I leave my daughter Margt one heavy gold chain 26li when Margt herself comes to complete the time of 14yr and if she pass away from this life before the said estate I will the aforesaid chain be sold and the money after be disposed by my executors item I leave my daughter Dorothy another heavy chain of gold 26li at the aforesaid time and the money similarly disposed item I will one missal of the poor and one silver chalice be bought by my executors and my priest aforesaid to have the use of the book and chalice and shall celebrate for my help and after I will that the abovesaid book and chalice remain at the altar where Robt de Veer earl of Oxford is buried item I will that all my tenements with the appurtenances being in Colchester be sold by my executors and that the money coming thereof to be disposed in the performance and execution of my testament and last will truly by my executors aforesaid item I will one seemly black gown be bought for the celebrant priest by my executors and that the said priest shall celebrate for the welfare of my soul and have the use of the same and after to remain at the aforesaid altar with the book and chalice where the said Robt is buried item I bequeath the high altar of the Priory of Colne 7li a great ancient chalice item I will my wife deliver for gilding the same chalice 3li item I leave the convent of dominican brothers at Cambridge 40s for them to celebrate exegesis and mass item I bequeath the abbot and convent of St Osithes for them to celebrate exegesis and mass for my soul item I leave the high altar of the aforesaid Priory one corporale and covering with one part made from my arms the other part of purple velvet item I will that all my money not bequeathed be distributed by my wife and my sons according to the discretion and authority of lord Jn de Veer earl of Oxford my well beloved brother whom I ordain and make and constitute supervisor of my testament and last will the residue of my goods not bequeathed I give and bequeath to Margt my wife Rich Fitslews knight father Jn Eyer prior of the Priory of Earls Colne and Wm Cooke doctor of divinity whom I ordain make and constitute my true executors and that they dispose of it for the welfare of my soul these to witness mr Jn Osplett and mr Thos Goodknapp ma and Wm Okley with others given the day and year above written