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Will of David Tarrant of Weyhill, Hampshire 1574
« on: Monday 01 January 18 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Just need a bit of help with a few words, marked with "??" in what I have so far.  The two pages of the will are side by side in the image.

In dei nomine Ame(n), the twentith day of october in the fifteenth
year of the raygne of our Sovraigne Ladie Queen Elizabeth
I David Tarrant of the parish of wayhill, Sicke of bodie
but of good & perfecte remebrance, Do institute and make
this my last will & testament in the forme & manner as here
following. In primis I bequeath my soule into the hand
of almightie god my creator & redeemer and my bodies
to be buried in the church yard of the parish of wayhill
Item I give Robert my sonne one acre of barley to be
sowed for him at the next season Item I give to the
same Robert ?? sheepe
Item I give to edmunde my sonne fower sheepe Item I give
to the same Edmonde one bullock the next year to be
wayned & to be delivered him when he is twelves months old
Item I give to Henrye my sonne fower sheepe Item I give
to the same Henrye one bullock the next year to be
delivered at twelve mnth age Item I give him a quarter
of barlye
Item I give Edeth my daugther sixe sheepe one
cowe two bushells of barlye & two bushels of wheate Item
I give to the same Edeth fortie shillings os mony to be
delivered her at the day of her marriage Item I give
to her two pewter platters
Item I give to David Lyte my godchild a ??
Item I give unto David Bent one lambe at the next falling
Item I give to Robt Thurman my godchild one lambe
at the next falling
Item I give to all the rest of my godchildren to ?? ??
of ?? ?? ---- 4d
Item I give to my brother John Tarrant two bushels
of wheate
Item I give to the poorefolke box of wayhill a 4d
Item I give to the mother Church od winchester a 4d
All the residue of my goods moveable & unmoveable
I give to Alisse my wife and peter my sonne whome
I make my whole executors payinge my debts
& other legace of this my last will & testament
my overseers I make Peter wyfe & my brother
John Tarrant witnesses hereof and Xpofer Kook(??)
?? of wayhill John Tarrant  William Fuller
Norris / Andover, Poplar, Canning Town, Stratford
Hughes, Cooper, New  / Berkshire
Waugh, Lisle, Davison, Mole, Luke, Dodd / Northumberland
Walton / Cumberland, County Durham, Northumberland
Littlefair / County Durham, Northumberland
Morcumb, Pedler, Warne, Whitford, Arthur, Warmington, Sleap, Docton,Couche / Cornwall
Ross / Middlesex, Hertfordshire
Southgate / Essex
Tarrant/Hampshire

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Re: Will of David Tarrant of Weyhill, Hampshire 1574
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 January 18 16:37 GMT (UK) »
...syxe sheepe...

...David kyte my godchild__________xijd
[= 12 pence]

...my godchildre(n) to everye one
of them______________iiijd

...are xpofer
[= Christopher] Rookes*
p(ar)son of wayhill


* Could possibly be Kookes, but my feeling is that it's an R.

ADDED:

...other legaces of...

...make Peter noyse...

ADDED 2:

There's a special character which stands for -es (sometimes -is).

You can see it at the end of poorefolkes, goodes and legaces.



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Re: Will of David Tarrant of Weyhill, Hampshire 1574
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:08 GMT (UK) »
That was quick horselydown86, thanks so much.

That all makes sense.

I really was struggling with what you spotted as "parson".  I've seen Xpofer/Christopher often before and also wondered if "R" rather than "K" (having gone through all the local burials etc. looking for matching surname without clear result). I have an original copy of "The History of Weyhill and Its Ancient Fair" by R.M. Headley published posthumously in 1922.  This is from the list of "Rectors of Weyhill" in its pages, there he is in the right date period Christopher ROOKE, mystery solved !   :)

Norris / Andover, Poplar, Canning Town, Stratford
Hughes, Cooper, New  / Berkshire
Waugh, Lisle, Davison, Mole, Luke, Dodd / Northumberland
Walton / Cumberland, County Durham, Northumberland
Littlefair / County Durham, Northumberland
Morcumb, Pedler, Warne, Whitford, Arthur, Warmington, Sleap, Docton,Couche / Cornwall
Ross / Middlesex, Hertfordshire
Southgate / Essex
Tarrant/Hampshire

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Re: Will of David Tarrant of Weyhill, Hampshire 1574
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:15 GMT (UK) »
I really was struggling with what you spotted as "parson".

The key is the crossed descender on the p.  That means it represents a contracted form of par-, per- or pur-.

Thanks for confirming the Rooke matter.

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Re: Will of David Tarrant of Weyhill, Hampshire 1574
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:37 GMT (UK) »
"crossed descender on the p" - think had too much "New Year cheer" last night as I could see the "son" but I couldn't think what the "p" was shortening  :-[
Norris / Andover, Poplar, Canning Town, Stratford
Hughes, Cooper, New  / Berkshire
Waugh, Lisle, Davison, Mole, Luke, Dodd / Northumberland
Walton / Cumberland, County Durham, Northumberland
Littlefair / County Durham, Northumberland
Morcumb, Pedler, Warne, Whitford, Arthur, Warmington, Sleap, Docton,Couche / Cornwall
Ross / Middlesex, Hertfordshire
Southgate / Essex
Tarrant/Hampshire