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1436 Latin will for John Coket - Part 1
« on: Sunday 12 May 19 12:11 BST (UK) »
I recently had some great help on RC with deciphering some Latin wills for the Coket family. I have now obtained copies of another 12 wills most of which are Latin.

I'll post the first one in 6 parts. I do n't need a full transcription just the important elements, ie:-

Date of will
Date of probate
Names
Occupations
Relationships

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1436 Latin will for John Coket - Part 1
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 May 19 17:09 BST (UK) »
I do n't need a full transcription just the important elements, ie:-
Date of will
Date of probate
Names
Occupations
Relationships

10 Dec 1461
John Cokett, woolman, of the parish of St James in Bury St Edmunds; sane in mind, healthy memory; soul to God, the Virgin and all the saints; to be buried at St James, Bury St Edmunds

Bequests to the church, to religious communities at Babwell & Thetford, to the poor
Wife Joanna/Joan; son John; daughter Margaret
Places Bury, Westley, Fornham All Saints, Fornham St Martin, the Teynton Yard[?], Astonys[?]

Probate 21 March 1463/64
Executors sworn John Coket of Timworth, my brother; John Tyllote of Berton; William Edwards of Brandon; power reserved to Henry Banyard and Andrew Scarbot

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Re: 1436 Latin will for John Coket - Part 1
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 May 19 17:50 BST (UK) »
Many thanks

Edward
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: 1436 Latin will for John Coket - Part 1
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 May 19 17:56 BST (UK) »
One of the executors is "John Coket of Timworth, my brother"

2 brothers called John or possibly brother-in-law.

Any other thoughts?
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: 1436 Latin will for John Coket - Part 1
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 May 19 18:18 BST (UK) »
This is the relevant part (from snip 6, halfway through line 1), for any second opinions:

... facio ordino & constituo execut[ores] meos ad istam

mea[m] voluntate[m] fidelit[er] exequend[am] & p[er]implend[am] Joh[ann]em Coket de Tymworth fr[atr]em

meu[m]
Joh[ann]em Tyllote de Berton Will[el]mum Edwards de Brandon Henricu[m] Banyard

& Andr[eam] Scarbot  Dat[um] loco die & anno sup[ra]dict[is]


I make, order and constitute as my executors, to faithfully carry out and bring to completion this my will, John Coket of Timworth my brother, John Tyllote of Berton, William Edwards of Brandon, Henry Banyard and Andrew Scarbot  Given in the abovesaid place, day and year