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Will and Inventory of Rose Bethray/Bethreye, widow, 1589

Bethray left a simple will requesting burial in the churchyard and left her estate to her two underage daughters in the charge of her executor Francis Shrimpton. The inventory is quite complex, she left debts and was owed money – the financial affairs of the villagers were intertwined. She had newly sown crops of wheat and vetch in Deane Field (not valued) and grain in the barn. The house was a little larger than average with a parlour as well as a hall and kitchen and the lease on half of her house had a further eight years to run, (there is no explanation of the status of the other half of the house which perhaps she owned). Total value £22 4s. 3d.

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