Nately Scures Probate Material 1543-60
The first four wills in this period reveal a traditional Catholic community who left their souls to the Virgin Mary and supported lights to burn in front of the statues of saints in the church. After 1560 the wills reflect the religion of the Reformation.
Words have been modernized and punctuation added to make reading easier but names have been transcribed as written. Words in italics indicate omissions in the original document which have been added to make sense of the text. Words in square brackets indicate that they have been transcribed as seen but where the meaning is unclear.
Links to the transcriptions are below.
A glossary is attached of unusual words.
- Anthony Read/Rede, 1543 (Will)
- Edward Read/Rede, 1556 (Will and Inventory)
- Edward Watlington/Watlyngton, carpenter, 1557 (Will and Inventory)
- Thomas Hall, senior, 1558 (Will and Inventory)
- John Hambly/Ambly, 1560 (Will and Inventory)