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Wills and inventories: Archer of Tanworth


Will of Henry Sewale of London, gent. To be buried in the church of St. Peter, Westcheap, beneath the stone where his father lies. 10/- to church for his tomb, 12d to chaplain of said church for his exequies: 8d to other clergy of said church. Body to be buried on day of death or following day without pomp at discretion of his wife Cristina whom he wishes to provide a meal for 12 poor honest servants of the neighbourhood. Bequeaths to prior and monks of the Charterhouse of London 6s.8d to say placebo et dirige for his obit. Residue of goods and chattels after payment of debts to wife Cristina to dispose of in good works for safety of testator's soul. She to be sole executrix. Supervisors to be said Cristina, Thomas Gevendale, Ralph Sammesbury and Ralph Blakelowe. Witnesses: John Rysley, William Salter, Thomas Grene, chaplain. Endorsed with probate in Commissary Court of London 7 August.