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Latin will of Thomas Croftys 1474 part 2
« on: Tuesday 18 June 19 15:11 BST (UK) »
Part 2
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Re: Latin will of Thomas Croftys 1474 part 2
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 19:23 BST (UK) »
20 April 1474 (14. Edward IV)
Thomas Croftys, Esquire, of Westhale, good mind and healthy memory
My trustees and executors to draw up an account of all my manors, land and tenements in Suffolk and Norfolk, and to pay my debts.
To John Brightyeve and Margaret his wife, my daughter, my manor of Sotherton within a year after my death, provided he gives security to my trustees, conforms with the undertakings made at the time of their marriage, and uses Margaret well and in accordance with the laws of God and the Catholic Church etc.

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Re: Latin will of Thomas Croftys 1474 part 2
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 19:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks

This almost appears to be the start of a new will but isn't, any thoughts?

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Re: Latin will of Thomas Croftys 1474 part 2
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 19:37 BST (UK) »
The extract posted in Part 1 is termed a testament (Testamentum), while this Part 2 is termed a will (Voluntas). In practice, not much distinction is made in English documents, though I believe there is in Scottish probate records.

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Re: Latin will of Thomas Croftys 1474 part 2
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 19:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks, does that offer a hint of a Scottish link?
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Re: Latin will of Thomas Croftys 1474 part 2
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 20:01 BST (UK) »
I don't think so. Probably just the custom of this particular court at this date. I think we had another one like this quite recently?