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Will of William MAY of Kingsclere
Hampshire, 6th February 1558

In the name of God Amen in the year of Our Lord God one thousand five hundred and fifty eight the 6th day of February I Wyllm May of the parish of Kingsclere within the County of Southampton being in good and fit memory thanks unto Almighty God to ordain and make this my present Testament and last Will in manner and form following First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Kingsclere
Item I give and bequeath to the cathedral church Winchester 2d
Item I give to the parish church of Kingsclere 8d
Item I give to Joan my daughter one cow
Item I give to Margery Wyllmot one lamb
Item I give to each of my Godchildren 4d
Item I give to Thomas May my green coat my old hoses
Item I give to John May my jerkin and my best hoses
Item the residue of my goods vube my debt and legacy contented and paid I give and bequeath to Thomas my son whom I make my Executor

Witness hereunto John Atfford, Harry Grover, Edmund Shereland

Proved 12th Day of December 1567


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