Copy Will: Richard Buller the Elder, Halford
Copy Will of Richard Buller the elder of Halford containing the following bequests: to Halford Church 3s 4d; to the great stone bridge at Halford 3s 4d; to every godchild, 1s. 0d.; to the poor of the parish, 3s 4d.; to each of his servants in his house, 1s.0d.; to his second son Walter Buller, the messuage with appurtenances then in the occupation of John Bearne, Henry Treene, William Savage, Philip Rose and William Alice with appurtenances, with one close by the Mill House; to his eldest son, Richard, and his heirs, one malt house of three bays, one barn of four bays and a 'cutte end', and one court between the said barn and malthouse with the closes thereto belonging (the houses aforesaid lying at the overend of the testator's court towards the Church) upon condition that the said Richard Buller the younger should at any time after the testator's death, if so required, release to the said Walter Buller all the estate, right and title which he, Richard Buller the younger, had in the premises thereby devised to the said Walter Buller to the said Walter Buller, after the death of William Mushin, one house and close then in the occupation of Richard Townsend, one close lying between the houses of William Rose and John Nibbes and also two yard lands in the common fields of Halford (being parcel of three yard lands and a half in the occupation of William Mushin) with a proviso that the said two yard lands should be chargeable with a legacy of £400, devised by the testator to his daughters, if such sum should not be discharged out of lands devised to Richard Buller the younger before his death; and to Thomas Buller his son the house occupied by William Mushin with barns thereto belonging and one yard land and a half in the common fields of Halford (being the residue of the said three yard lands and a half), in the occupation of William Mushin, provided that, if the testator's son, Richard Buller, should educate and maintain the said Thomas Buller until he should reach the age of fourteen years or thereabouts, and thereafter apprentice him to a trade in London until he was twenty one years old at his own cost and pay to the said Thomas £100 on his attaining twenty one years, then the said devise to the said Thomas should be void and the premises so devised to the said Thomas remain remain over to the said Richard Buller the younger, and provided that, if the said Richard should educate and maintain the said Walter until the said Walter attained the age of eighteen years, he, the said Richard the younger, should have the use and profit of the premises devised to the said Walter until the said Walter attained eighteen years. Appointment of Thomas Buller to be executor, and Richard Savage of Idlicote, Robert Halford of Halford the elder and Mr. William Thornhill, parson of Halford, overseers of his Will. Witnesses: Robert Halford and John Rose. Proved at Worcester.