Will of John ALDERSTONE of Littlebourne - 21 Sept 1552
John ALDERSTONE of Littleborne, 12 May 1551
Buried in church yard on north side of the palm tree [= yew].
To the poor mens box 3s.4d. and 20 shillings- to the poor after my death.
To the mending of highways in the parish 40 shillings of which ten shillings in the Pke [?Park] Lane and other 30 shillings between Donhill Cross and Fyshepowll.
Alice MOTTE a cow bullock of two years. Peter GIFFORD one ewe and a lamb. Margaret SARYE my sister the best featherbed with all thereto, also yearly at her dwelling house at Wodnesborough at Xmas 4 bushels of wheat and 4 of malt and at the Annunciation of St Mary the same and if she will continue to dwell in service with my Ex’or then my Ex’or find her in meat, drink, lodging and pay unto her 6s.8d. Yearly.
Jeram WYMARK of Wodnesburgh my son in law ten ewes, ten twelve monthlings, the weaning colt of my brown mare, and £6 part of the £16 of mine he has.
Carior Jesar and Sycilie Jesar, each one ewe.
Alice and Agnes ALDERSTONE my daughters £10 each to be paid to Jeram WYMARK and he to have the keeping of my daughters and pay their £10 when 18, each heir to other but if both die under 18 the £20 to my sons Thomas and John ALDERSTONE.
Son John £20, of which £10 when he is 18, and residue when 22, if he die the £20 among all my other children.
Dorothy my wife 20 shillings yearly for five years towards bringing up of son John until he is nine. Also £25 of which £10 in household goods, and £15 two years after my death. If wife with child, the child to have £10 when 18.
My tenement and lands in Wodnesborough to Margaret SARYE my sister for her life, then to John my son and his heirs for ever. Jeram WYMARKE to receive the profits after her death, until my son John is 20.
Residue after paying debts, etc. to Thomas ALDERSTONE my son and Exor, with Thomas GOLKYN, and Jeram WYMARKE overseers, each to have 6s.8d.
Witnesses: John DARANTE, Richard ELGAR, Thos GOLKIN, Michael FRANKLEN, John WYMARK. (Probate 21 September 1552). A.Vol. 29, fol. 328