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Will of Richard Dee, Potter of Lambeth, Surrey

PCC will PROB11/82 THA image reference 400/336

written 12 Oct 1593 proved 13 Nov 1593

Transcribed by Peter Tipton 31 Aug 2006 (not yet finalised)


Twelve October year of our Lord 1593


1 In the name of God amen I Richarde

2 Dee Potter of Lambethe being sicke in bodye but of perfect minde and memorye Doe

3 make constitute and ordayne this my Last will and testament in manner and forme following

4 First and chiefly I bequeath my sawle unto thands of Almighty God assuredly thinking (?) to be

5 saved by and throughe the meanes of Jesus Christ our Soveraigne Lord and Saviour And my bodye

6 to be buried at the descrecion (?) of my Wyfe in the Churche. Item I give and bequeathe unto John Hampton

7 tenne of my bordes and one of my wheles. Item I give unto my man George Webster tenne Shillings

8 in money. Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Dee of London my cosen in good will my Cloake

9 Finally I give and bequeath unto Margaret my Wyfe during her naturall all my Copyhold

10 Lands in John Hamptons handes whiche is twelve acres in Farneborowes And if then after her

11 Decease to come unto him self because he bought it of me for twenty to conveye (?) it after

12 both our deceases. Also twoe acres of Lande freehold with an house garden and orchard belonging

23 thereunto with all appurtenances proffitts or comodities whatsoever The whiche Landes and

24 house garden and orcharde after her Decease I give unto John Nashe the sonne of

25 John Nashe of the parishe of Yeatlye in the County of Hampton Also my house at Lambeth that

26 I now dwell in with all woode timber Claye household stuff Chattells moveables and unmoveables

27 whatever that is or ought to belonge of Right unto me by evidence or otherwise as namely those

28 Debtes in the backside of my Will written And lastly I make constitute and ordayne Margaret

29 my Wyfe to be my full and sole executrix of this my Last will and testament And I humbly praye

30 my good frendes Harry Creswell and Mr Steward and Mr Dee the preacher to be my overseers

31 to see as faire forthe as Lyeth in them to see my Debts Discharged, and the one debt to be recovered

32 and my buriall honestly furnished with good entertayment of my neighbours Signed with my hande

33 and sealed with my seale this twelveth Daye of October Richard Dee his marke Witnesses

34 George Webster Joane Fells marke Wittnes Daniell Durron (?) Per me Davidem Dee

35 protenem verbi Robert Dee


36 Debts due unto him by his

37 owne Consideration (?) whiche are owing this twelveth

38 daye of October 1593


39 First Mr Straigman of the Temple oweth me Richarde Dee for Potts

40 that he had of me six pounds thirteen shillings four pence Mr Smithe a gentleman

41 oweth me three pounds tenne shillings John Fasbey (?) oweth me also twenty shillings John Hoile (?)

42 of Cove in Surrey oweth me twenty six shillings eight pence John Gunner oweth me four

43 shillings eighte pence There is owing me at tower for five hundred of Claye and brickes

44 thirtene shillings foure pence And other things of my #### my good friends Henry Creswell oweth

45 unto me Fifty shillings Richard Dee his marke Witness By me Daniell Durron Witnessed

46 in presence of George Webster and Joane Fells and David Dee Clerk


47 Memorandum of all the debts whiche the said Richard Dee oweth to his

48 Remembrance Item that I doe owe to the Bater (barter or baker?) twenty shillings Item that I doe owe to the

49 Bruer twenty eighte shillings Item that I doe owe unto William Rogers Fiftene shillings


50 Probate (in latin) to Margaret Dee relict 23 November 1593


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