John Halke is, I think, likely to be the son of Sampson (d. 1488), who I suspect may be a brother of my 13 x great grandfather John, and if not almost certainly a fairly close relation of some sort.
Line breaks are as in the register copy.
Draft transcription – not checked for typos and other errors – and not yet linked to tree
In the name of god Amen The yere of
oure lorde god Mli vC xviii The xxiiii daie
of Decembr I John Halke of Wye beyng
of hoole mynde and of good remembrannce
make my testament and last Will in this
wise First I bequethe my soule to god
almyghty or Ladie Seynt Marye and to all
the seyntes of heven And my body to be
buried in the churche yarde beside the body
of Agnes my wif Itm I bequeth unto
the hoole qwere to have v masses the
masse of Requiem and dirige soleply [solemnly?]
by mete iii s x d As muche at my monethis
mynde And as muche at my yeris mynde
Itm I bequethe to the high auter xii d
And to Seynt Clements light iiii d Itm
I bequeth to Seynt Katrine light iiii d
this my p[re]sent testament wth all other charge and my detts to be fulfillid and
paied I wull myn executours shall sell
or cause to besold my ketill my led [bed?] and
my cheres with other my moveables that
be moost nedefull to be sold The residue
of all my goods I give and bequeth to
to xpofer my sonne and Thomasine my
doughtr to be dlyv[er]ed unto theym When
thei come to thage of xviii yeris by
equall portions ev[er]eche of theym like
muche And ev[er]y of theym to be others
heire And if it shall fortune both theym
to dye I wull these goods be disposed for
my soule my Frends soules and all casten [Christian]
soules in masses dirigs and almesse delx?
in the churche of Wie to be don[e] after
the discretion of Richard C?olf and
Katrine Atwood whome I ordeyne and
make myn executours And to ev[er]y of
theym I bequeth for their labor and
besnesse vi s viii d witnesse herof ?
John Yong p[ar]ishe prest xpofer Standishe
With other ?? ??
Probatum fuit p[er]us testau[ ] z viio Febrii
Anno Dni Millimo CCCCCXVIIIo Ac …
This is a transcript of the register copy of the will, archives ref: PRC/17/13/129b (more details about source to be added to John’s page)
The original will appears not to have survived.