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George Banaster

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will made: 13th January 1558/9
Probate Date: 5th October 1559
Proved by Edmonde Bolsworth
National Archive Catalogue reference: PROB 11/42B

The original document is in the custody of the National Archives


In the name of Amen. The xiijth daye of Januarye in the yere of our lorde god a thousand fyve hundreth fiftie and eight. I George Banaster of Laighton Buszard in the Countie of Bedford w[i]t[h]in the dioces of Lincoln beinge hole of mynde and in good perfecte Remembrance lawde and prayse be unto all myghte god make and ordeyne this my present testament contenyng herein my last will in maner and forme followinge that is to say First I comende my soule unto allmyghtie god my maker and Redemer and unto his blessed mother Saincte Marie and all the holie companye of heaven and my bodie to be buried in the myddle space of the Churche of Leighton aforesaid ./. Item I bequeath to the mother churche of Lincoln ijd . . And unto the highe aulter of Layghton xijd . . Item I will that there shalbe bestowed at my buriall xls and at my monethes mynde xxvjs viijd . And at my yeres mynde xxvjs viijd . . Item I will xxs to be delte in the towne that I was borne . . Item I bequeath unto John Wedon my godson xxs ./. Item I bequeath to Jane Moncke xs and unto her sister M[ar]gett vjs viijd. Item I bequeath to Jane Farmor xxs ./. Item I bequeth to George Mylnars my godson vjs viijd. Item I bequeath to everie godchilde that I have xijd a peece . . Item I bequeath to everie servant beinge in my yeres s[er]vice at my departing vs a peece besides ther wages . . Item I bequeath to Will[ia]m Malber my kinsman xxli ./. The residue of my goodes not bequeathed my debts and legacies paid my funerall expences discharged and this my last will fulfilled I give and bequeath to Edmonde Bolsworth my sonne in lawe whome I make and ordeyne to be my full executor of this my last will and testament ./. Also I will that Will[ia]m Holland bayliff of Layghton and John Moncke of Chessham shalbe ov[er]seers of this my last will and testament ./ Theise being witnes Sr Thom[a]s Goodge vicar of Layghton Will[ia]m Holland bayliff ./.

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