Turner vs. Turner et al.

PRO C2/Eliz/T6/41

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PRO summary: Christian Turner, executrix of John Turner, vs. Edmund Turner, Robert Sanford, and others (Names lost), followers and procurers of the Inquisition.

PRO C2/Eliz/T6/41

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9o Octob{e}r 1601

To the Right honorable S{i}r Thomas Egerton Knight Lo{rd} Keper of the great Seale of England

Humbly Complayninge sheweth vnto yo{ur} hono{ur} youre dayly Oratrix Christian Turner wydowe late wyfe of Iohn Turner of Colnewik in the Countye of Essex Esquyer deceased ###

### That where by an Inquisitio{n} taken at Keluedone in the sayd Countye of Essex the seventhe daye of August in the towe and fortye yere of her Ma{ies}ties Raigne beforesayd [[... ]] of Colchester S{i}r Edmund

Hudelstone knight Will{ia}m Aylyfe of Barxsted Andrewe Pascall Ralfe Wyseman and Christopher Chibborne Esquyers By force of a comMyssio{n} by yo{ur} Lordshipp vnder the great seale of England to them and others directed according to the late [[...n]]yne and thirtie yere of

her Ma{ies}ties raigne ffor Reformac{i}on of deceiptes and breaches of trust towchinge landes gyven to Charitable vses yt was founde that Iohn Catffeild Will{ia}m Baker the younger Thomas Roote and Richard Barret customary ten{au}nt of the mano{ur} [[called]] Colne Parke in the

sayd Countye of Essex in the fyvetene yere of the Raigne of the late Kynge of famous memorye Kinge Henry the eight dyd surrender into the handes of the lorde of the sayd mano{ur} one messuage or tenement called backeryes in Tey magna [[in the sayd Coun]]tye of Essex and one

Crofte of Land called bremesfeilde and one gardyne called bridgehall gardyne and one percell of lande p{ar}cell of bridgehall ffeild conteyninge by estimac{i}on towe acres and three Roodes of lande to the vse and behoof[[e of Thomas Turner Iohn M]]oteham Thomas

Wenden Will{ia}m Levage Roger Barrett Iohn Moteham the younger Iohn Turner Thomas Baker Iohn Levinge Iohn Wenden Iohn Baker and Iohn Odye theire heires and assignes to the intent that they theire heires and assignes [[...]] last will and

testament of Iohn Levinge the elder deceased that ys to saye that three shilling{es} and fower pence com{m}ynge of the fferme or rent of the sayd messuage gardyne landes and tenement{es} should be imployed to kepe an obijt for the sayd [[...]]rs of

Ponsbright in the sayd County of Essex And the residue of the Issues and profytt{es} of the sayd messuage gardyne and tenement{es} should for ever goe and Remayne to be imployed to the vse of the parson or minister pro adiuvac{i}o{n}e divine servicie [[...]] And

that the sayd partyes to whome the sayd surrender was so made were admytted [were admytted] therevnto by Copye of Courte Rowle accordingly And that one Robert holde by his deede dated the first daye of October in the three and thirtye yeare of [[... Kinge]] Henry the

sixte dyd infeoffe Ieffery Rokell and Iohn Rokell Esquyers Iohn Wourthy Robert Carefield Iohn Leathynge thelder Iohn Terrell and Iohn Heyham the younger of and in one messuage or tenement in Tey magna afforesayd called Machons [[...]]

fowertene acres and a halfe of Lande wyth the appurten{au}nces lyinge in fyve Croftes there To have and to holde to him his heires and assignes forever to the intent that they should frome tyme to tyme forever yerely imploye and bestowe [[...]]

thereof eyther for and toward the maynten{au}nce and Releife of such a learned man beinge pore as should for the tyme beinge be person [=parson] or minister in the Church of ponsbright afforesayd and saye and cellebrate devine servyce w{i}thin the sayd Church or [[...]]

of the [[sayd]] poore people in the sayd parishe or hamlett of ponsbright or vppo{n} both of them wythin the sayd church or otherwyse for and toward{es} the maynten{au}nce and releife of other poore people of ponsbright or vppo{n} both of them as by there wysdom[[s and discre]]sions from tyme to tyme [[seemed]]

most mete and convenyent and that all the sayd messuages landes tenement{es} and hereditament{es} afforesayd both free and customarye hath bene from tyme to tyme heretofore vsed and imployed accordinge to the intent{es} vses and purposes aforesayd [[...]]ill [[...]]ate [[Iohn]]

Turner gent{leman} deceased being one of the sayd ffeoffees and one of them to whome the sayd surrender was made And the lord of the sayd mano{ur} of Creepinge Hall havinge gott the Evidence thereof into his owne handes entered into all the premisses [[...]] free and [[...]]

and took the rentes Issues and profytt{es} thereof and converted the same to his owne vse duringe all his lyfe And at his death by his last well testament in wrytynge dated the syxt daye of October in the twentye yere of the Raigne of the Queenes Ma{ies}tie that n[[owe ys]]

devysed all the sayd land{es} and tenement{es} both ffree and customarye to the sayd Christian then his wife for terme of her naturall lyfe wyth dyvers remaynders over and of the sayd will dyd make the sayd Christian his sole executrix and shortly after tha[[t ys to]]

saye w{i}thin one yere dyed and that after his death the sayd Christian Turner entered into all the p{re}misses both ffree and customary And ever sythence hath and yet doth receive all the rentes Issues and proffytt{es} thereof and [[...]]ve the same w{i}th Edmund Turner [[...]]

that Iohn Wenden and Thomas Baker towe of them to whome the sayd Surrender was made are yet lyvinge And wheras afterward the sayd Iohn Byshop of Colchester s{i}r Edmunde Hudelstone knight Will{ia}m Aylyffe Andrewe Pasc[[a]]ll [[Ral]]fe Wyseman and Christofer Chibborne

At Keluedon afforesayd in the sayd Countye of Essex the fyve and twentye daye of September in the sayd one and fortye yeare of her Ma{ies}ties sayd raigne dyd decree that yt shall and maie be lawefull to and for Edmund Turner Clerk [[now vicar]] and minister of Ponsbright afforesayd

after the feast of Saynt mychaell the archangell then next followinge to enter into all the sayd Copyehold p{re}misses and to have and take all the rentes Issues and proffytt{es} thereof so longe as he shalbe vicar and minister th[[ere ...]] that the sayd Edmund Turner

Iohn Wenden and Thomas Baker named in the sayd Inquisitio{n} to be the onely survyvinge p{er}sons shall then forthwyth enter into the sayd Copyehold p{re}misses And there make a surrender of the same into the handes of the lorde [[or]] ladye of the sayd mano{ur} of whome the same [[... to the]]

vse of the same Edmund Turner and eleven others of the cheife Inhabitaunt{es} of the parishe of ponsbright and the heires of those eleven to that intent and purpose that theire heires and assignes for ever shall fro{m} tyme to tyme best[[ow ...]] all the rent{es} [[...]]

to the vse of the vicare and minister of ponsbright for the tyme beinge for and toward{es} the mainetn{au}nce of divine service in the Church of ponsbright wyth this proviso that so often as yt should happen sixe of the same twelve p{er}sons to whose vse[[...]]

that then wythin convenyent tyme after the resydue of the sayd twelve persons shall make a newe surrender of the sayd Copyehold premisses to the vse of twelve other inhabitaunt{es} for the tyme beinge w{i}thyn the sayd parishe of ponsbright to the vses [[...]]

And that the lord{es} and ladyes of the sayd mano{ur} for the tyme beinge and his and her heires and assigns for ever at the next Court baron to be holden at and for the sayd mano{ur} next after ev{er}y such surrender so to be made as [[...]]

graunt seisin and admitt such persons to whose vse there should be made any such surender accordinge to the trewe intent and meaninge of the sayd decree and for such a reasonable ffyne onely as ought to be payd for the [[...]]

accordinge to the Custome of the sayd mano{ur} by the Ancyent rent{es} and services therof dewe The sayd Rent fynes and services to be done onely by the vicar and minister of the same p{ar}ishe for ever And further that yt shall and maye be lawefull [[...]]

Wenden and Thomas Baker and the survivor of them and his heires And also to and for the Churchwardens and overseers of the poore people of the parishe of ponsbright and for so many of them as shalbe willinge and assent therevnto at any tyme or tymes [[... the]]

sayd feast of Saynt mychaell the Archangell then next followinge to enter into the sayd ffreehold premisses to the vse of twelve persons at the least and theire heires to the intent and purpose of the good lawefull and charitable vses in the Inquis[[itio{n}...]]

wyth the lyke p{ro}viso in the sayd dede as of the Copyehold land{es} afforesayd And further they decreed that both the sayd ffreehold and Copyehold p{re}misses shall fro{m} hensforth for ever be inployed to the vse in the Inquisition especefyed And also that [[... the]]

tytell and interest which yo{ur} sayd oratrix Christian Turner or any other p{er}son or persons then had or p{re}tended to have of in and to the sayd ffreehold and Copyehold p{re}misses by fro{m} or vnder the sayd Iohn Turner shall fro{m} the tyme of the makinge[?] of[?] [[...]]

estates be adiudged demed and taken to be in those p{er}sons to whose vse the same feofment{es} or surrenders shalbe made to the charitable vses afforesayd And for that all or the greatest parte of the sayd land{es} and tenement{es} afforesayd [[...]]

Christian Turner wyth other her land{es} and tenement{es} to the ffarmors and occupyers thereof yt was therefore further decreed that she should receive at the feast of St michaell the Arch{au}ngell then next ensuinge all such rent{es} and deweryes[?] [[...]]

dewe and payable vnto her yf the sayd decree had never bene made And that in consyderac{i}o{n} thereof the sayd Christian Turner should paye vnto the sayd Edmund Turner and the Churchwardens and overseers of the poore of the same p{ar}ishe [[...]] fyve

markes to the vse of certen persons as in the sayd decree ys mensyoned And for that the sayd Christian Turner had for a longe tyme received to her owne vse all the Rent{es} Issues and p{ro}ffitt{es} of the sayd Copyehold premisses then due? and? [[...at the]]

next admyttaunce vnto the Copyehold that shalbe made by vertue of that decree shalbe ffreely w{i}thout any fyne therefore to be exacted taken or demaunded. The sayd Comissioners beinge informed and vnderstandinge as by the sayd decree [[...]]

that the sayd Iohn Turner mensyoned in the Inquisitio{n} and that Iohn Turner the late husband of yo{ur} sayd oratrix were one person and not dyvers and that Iohn Turner her sayd husband amongest others as afforesayd was putt in trust both [[...]] Copye

hold and ffreehold messuages landes and tenement{es} and also that that the sayd Christian Turner had for dyvers yeres then to fore payd vnto the vicar and mynister of the sayd parishe of Ponsbright the yerely some of fyftye shilling{es} in liewe of the p{re}misses [[...]]

mensyoned as by and in the sayd decree more playnely yt doth and maye at lardge appere which decree as afforesayd beinge made and certefyed into her Ma{ies}ties highe Court of Chanc{er}y yt pleased yo{ur} Lordshipp to award an Iniunctio{n} for the p{er}forman[[ce of]]

which sayd decree and proceding{es} yo{ur} sayd oratrix ^\\ys// lykely to loose and to be putt fro{m} the sayd premisses to her great hinderaunce Nowe yf yt maye please yo{ur} good Lordship ^\\yo{ur} sayd oratrix averreth and sayeth that// the sayd messuage land{es} and tenement{es} called Barkeryes mens[[ioned in the sayd]]

Inquisitio{n} and decree were sometymes Copyehold land{es} holden of the mano{ur} of Creepingehalle afforesayd And at a Court holden for that mano{ur} on the mondaye in whitsonweeke the fyvetene yere of the Raigne of o{ur} late soveraygne lord of famous memorye Kinge He[[nry the eight]]

the sayd Iohn Creefeild Will{ia}m Baker the younger Thomas Roote and Richard Barrett in the Inquisitio{n} named dyd indede surrender into the hand{es} of the lord of the sayd mano{ur} for that tyme beinge the sayd Copyehold premisses to the vse and behoof of Thomas T[[urner Iohn]]

Motham Thomas Wenden Will{ia}m Levinge Roger Barrett Iohn Motham the younger one Iohn Turner Thomas Baker Iohn Levinge Iohn Wenden Iohn Baker and Iohn Odye and their heires to the intent in these lattin woord{es} followinge Ad [[...]] intentione{m} [[...]]

feofament ad perimplend' vltima{m} voluntatem Ioh{ann}is levinge senior defunct{is} videl{ice}t q{uo}d iiijs iiijd venient' de firma p{re}dict{orum} tenement{um} terr{arum} et Gardin' erunt posit' ad custodiend' obijtu{m} Ioh{ann}is Levinge annuatim in Capella de Ponsbright iuxta brightling brige et resid{uum} proficuorum de tenement' terr' et Gardin' venient' [[... pre]]

d{i}cte Capelle pro adiuvac{i}o{n}e divine servicie infra d{i}cte Capella imperp{etuu}m celebrand' provyded allwayes that whensoever and so often as yt should chaunce sixe persons of the afforesayd twelve ffeoffees to dye that then and so often at the next Court there to be holden that the residue of the ffeoffees

shall make a surrender into the hand{es} of the lord of the afforesayd tenement gardyne and crofte of lande wyth the Appurten{au}nces to the vse of twelve other ffeoffees to the vse and behoufe afforesayd And that they shall make reasonable ffyne wyth the lord And also shall make sute[?]

of Courte yerely And further to doe and render to the lord his rent{es} services and Customes thereof to be dewe and accustomed which sayd Thomas Turner and the rest were therevnto admitted accordingly But yo{ur} sayd oratrix doth denye and saye that the sayd Iohn Turner in the sayd

Copye of Court Rowle named and the sayd Iohn Turner the husband of yo{ur} sayd oratrix Christian ### were not one p{er}son but dyvers p{er}sons and also that the sayd Iohn Turner the husband of the sayd Christian was not any of the persons to who{m}

the surrender of the sayd Copye hold p{re}misses was made neyther could he so be ffor yt appereth by the sayd Inquisitio{n} that the sayd Iohn Turner the husband of the sayd Christian dyed w{i}thin one yere after October in the twenty yere of the Queenes Ma{ies}tie that nowe ys at

which tyme he made his wyll which yo{ur} sayd oratrix conffesseth to be trewe ffor the probate of his wyll bereth teste in August one Thowsand fyve hundered seventye and nyne videlt the next yere followinge which ys nowe towe and twentye yeres past And yo{ur} sayd

oratrix saye and [they doubt] ^\\doubteth// not but she shalbe able to p{ro}ve that the sayd Iohn Turner the husband of the sayd Christian was about mydsomer in the yere of his death eight and fyftye yeres old and no more And then comparing the date of the Surrender of the

Copyehold premisses w{hi}ch was in whitson weeke in the fyvetene yere of the Raigne of the sayd Kynge Henry the eight w{hi}ch was one Thosand fyve hundered twentye and three which ys sixe and fyftye yeres past to the daye of the sayd Iohn Turners death So yt appeareth

that that Iohn Turner ^\\the sayd husband// should be but towe yeres olde at the tyme of the makinge of the sayd Surrender which ys no age to take matters of trust and confidence vppo{n} him And after the sayd Surrender about fyftye yeres past all obit{es} beinge wyth all

service to the same pertayninge suppressed and vtterly abbolished Iohn Earle of Oxford then seased of the sayd mano{ur} of Creepingehall in his demeisne as of ffee whereof the sayd Copyehold messuage land{es} and p{re}misses called Barkereyes was percell

ffor that the rentes Issues and p{ro}ffitt{es} of the same could not be imployed to the mainten{au}nce of an obijt or of any stipendary preist as lord of the sayd mano{ur} Copyehold land{es} not beinge to come to the Kinge And for that the sayd Surrender was not

warranted by the Custome of the sayd Mano{ur} And the condic{i}on in the sayd surrender mensyoned broken dyd sease [=seize] the sayd messuage land{es} and tenement{es} called backeryes into his owne hand{es} and ever after that duringe his lyfe held and enyoyed the

same as percell of the demeisnes of the sayd mano{ur} takinge the rent{es} Issues and p{ro}ffitt{es} thereof to his owne vse accordingly as lawefull was for him to doe. And beinge thereof so seised And havinge Issue of his bodye Edward nowe Earle of

Oxford dyvers yeres after dyed thereof seised by and after whose death the same as percell of the sayd mano{ur} dyd discend and com{m}e vnto the sayd Edward Earle of Oxford as sonne and heire apparant vnto the sayd Iohn by reason whereof the sayd

Edward Earle of Oxford entered into the sayd mano{ur} of Creepingehall & p{re}misses called Barkeryes and was thereof seised in his demeisne as of ffee accordingly And beinge thereof so seised takinge the rent{es} Issues and p{ro}fitt{es} thereof to his owne

vse w{i}thout any clayme or contradiction about the fowerth or fyveth yeres of the Raigne of o{u}r soveraigne lord of [famous] ^\\worthy// memory Kinge Edward the sixt for and in consyderac{i}o{n} of a som{m}e of lawefull money of England dyd vnto hym paye by the sayd Iohn

Turner husband of yo{ur} sayd oratrix Christian and also of his service to the sayd Edward Earle of Oxfford done and to be done leased the sayd messuage land{es} and tenement{es} called Ponsbright amongest other thing{es} beinge then reputed and not

otherwyse taken or knowne by the sayd Iohn Turner ^\\but as percell of the demeisnes of the sayd mano{ur} together wyth the sayd manor vntill the sayd Iohn Turner// for dyvers yeres the same lease havinge continua{u}nce and beinge vntill about the sixe and twentye yere of the raigne of the Queenes Ma{ies}tie that nowe ys by reason whereof the sayd Iohn

Turner not knowinge any guyfte to any such vse as in the Inquisitio{n} and decree ys especyfyed he entered into all the sayd premisses called Barkeryes leased vnto him amongest other thing{es} as afforesayd by the sayd Edward Earle of Oxford and

was thereof lawefully possessed accordingly and beinge therof so possessed the sayd Iohn Turner made his last will and testament in wryting dated according as in the Inquisitio{n} ys especyfied and by the same dyd bequeath vnto yo{ur} sayd

oratrix his sayd lease [his then wyfe] To have and to hold duringe all the yeres therein then to come yf she should so longe lyve with dyu{er}s remainders over yf she shold have dyed before the expirac{i}o{n} of the sayd terme And further of the same his will he

ordayned the sayd Christian his executrix And shortly after videl{ice}t about mydsomer followinge ^\\the sayd Iohn Turner havinge so taken and perceived all the rent{es} Issues and profitt{es} of the sayd messuage and premisses called Backeryes to his owne vse duryng all of his lyfe wythout the clayme or contradicton of any he// dyed possessed of the sayd lease accordingly [and then] shortly after whose death that ys to saye about August in the yere of our Lord God one thousand five hundred seventye and

nyne the sayd Christian p{er}rvsed the sayd will and toke vppo{n} her the execuc{i}o{n} thereof by force of which devise she entered into the p{re}misses called backeryes as p{ar}cell of the demesnes of the _sayd Mano{ur} and was thereof possessed accordingly takinge the rent{es}

Issues and profytt{es} of the same vntill about the same sixe and twenty yere of the Raigne of o{u}r soveraigne ladye the Queenes Ma{ies}tie that nowe ys At which tyme the sayd Edward nowe Earle of Oxford continuing seised of the rev{er}c{i}on of the sayd Mano{ur} of

Creepingehallin ffee as afforesayd for a great somMe of money vnto him payd by yo{ur} sayd oratrix Christian and vpo{n} dyvers other good consyderac{i}ons by ffyne w{i}th proclaymatons accordinge to the forme of the statute in that behalfe ^\\made// and provided and other good conve

niences and assuer{au}nces in the Lawe dyd convey and assuer the sayd Mano{ur} w{i}th the sayd messuage land{es} and tenement{es} called Barkeryes as percell of the Demeisnes thereof vnto yo{ur} sayd oratrix Christian Turner not knowinge the sayd messuages landes and

tenement{es} called Barkeryes or any percell thereof was gyven to any charitable vse or that her sayd Late husband Iohn Turner was any ffeoffee or grauntee for the p{re}misses as he ys termed or any otherwyse put in trust to any such vse entered into

all and singuler the sayd messuage landes and tenement{es} called Barkeryes not otherwyse knowne reputed or taken but as percell of the demesnes of the sayd mano{ur} and no copyhold land{es} at that tyme as afforesayd and quyetly held and occupyed the

same accordingly ^\\as lawfull was for her to doe// vntill August in the one and fortye yere of the Raigne of the Queenes Ma{ies}tie that nowe ys that by force of the sayd Inquisitio{n} and decree she was and hath bene most vnconscionably vexed and molested therefore as afforesayd And towchynge

the sayd messuage land{es} and tenement{es} called Machons in the sayd Inquisitio{n} and decree mensyoned yo{ur} sayd oratrix sayeth that trewe ys ys that the same messuage and premisses were long=agoe and of auntient tyme gyven to the mainten{au}nce of

an anniversarie to be kept in the sayd Churchof Ponsbright which was allwayes there found and maintayned vntill the first yere of the Raigne of ou{r} soveraigne lord of worthy memorye Kinge Edward the sixte And then by reason of the

statut [intituled] of Chaunteries ### ^\\made// in the sayd first yere of his raigne [made] he was seised in his demesne as of ffee as in the right of his Crowne of England of the sayd messuage and [prem]

premisses called Machous And beinge thereof so seised by his letters patent{es} vnder his great Seale of England Dated the thirtene daye of March in the third yere of his Raigne for and in consyderac{i}on of a great somMe of money amoungest

other thing{es} dyd grant and convey the same vnto one Henry Stapleton gent{leman} To have and to hold to him and his heires for ever ^\\as by the sayd letters patent{es} afforesayd more playnely and at lardge yt doth and maye appere// by force whereof the sayd Henry Stapleton into the sayd messuage and premisses called Machons entered And was thereof

seised in his demesne as of ffee accordingly And beinge so seised after that the sayd Henry Stapleton for and in consyderac{i}on of a certen somMe of good and lawfull money of England to hym by the sayd Iohis Turner the late husband of yo{ur} sayd oratrix

well and truely satisfyed ontented and payd by good assueraunce in the lawe dyd convey the sayd messuage and p{re}misses called Machons vnto the sayd Iohn Turner and his heires forever. By force whereof the sayd Iohn Turner never

heringe the same p{re}misses were gyven to any such vses in the Inquisitio{n} and decree mensyoned neyther beinge any ffeoffee or grauntee thereof to any such vse he entered the premisses and was thereof seised in his demesne as of ffee

accordingly And beinge thereof so seised in the sayd twentyth yere of the Queenes maties raigne that nowe ys he made his last will and testament in wrytynge as afforesayd and by the same amongest other thing{es} he gave and bequeathed

vnto the sayd Christian his wyfe the sayd messuage land{es} and tenement{es} called Macho[[ns]] for terme of her lyfe the remainder thereof to Margaret the wyfe of Stephen Povle Esquier for terme of her lyfe w{i}th dyvers demaundes

over as by the same will more at large yt doth and maye appere. And after that the [[sayd]] Iohn Turner having taken and p{er}ceived all the rent{es} Issues and p{ro}fitt{es} thereof duringe all his lyfe w{i}thout clayme or contradictio{n} of any

dyed seised of the p{re}misses accordingly by reason of which devyse the sayd Christian en[[tered into the say]]d p{re}misses and was thereof seised in her demeisne as of ffreehold and hath taken and p{er}ceived the rent{es} Issues and p{ro}fitt{es} thereof ^\\as lawefull was for her to doe//

vntill of late that the sayd Inquisitio{n} was founde and p{ro}ceded vppo{n} as afforesayd but yo{ur} sayd [[oratrix]] doth deny ^\and saye// that the sayd Iohn Turner her husband was never any ffeoffee or grauntee of the sayd messuage and p{re}misses called Machons

to any such vse as in the Inquisitio{n} and decree ys especyfyed neyther could he be or have any [[tru]]st reposed in him therefore ffor yt appereth by the sayd Inquisitio{n} that in the feoffement supposed to be made of the p{re}misses by Robert Hold

in the Inquisitio{n} specyfied ^\\that// there be seven ffeoffees ^\\onely// named vicelt Ieffery Roke Iohn Rokell Iohn Wourthy Robert Carefeild Iohn Leathinge Iohn Tirell and Iohn Heyman and no ffeoffee at all spoken of by name of any

Iohn Turner Moreover for that the sayd feofement bereth date in the three and thirtye yere of the Raigne of Kinge Henry the sixt for that was at the death of the sayd Iohn Turner ^\\[[that dyed]]// towe and twentye yeres agoe one hundred twentye fyve

yeres before the samewhich was fyve and thirtye yeres before the sayd Iohn Turner the husband of yo{ur} sayd oratrix was borne ffor she dowteth not but she shalbe able to p{ro}ve that her sayd husband dyed at his age of

fyfty eight ^\\yeres// and no more Also towchinge the sayd some of fyftye shilling{es} supposed to be yerely gyven by yo{ur} sayd oratrix in liewe of the sayd p{re}misses mensioned in the sayd decree yo{ur} sayd oratrix doth deny and saye that she never gave the same

in liewe thereof but she averreth and sayeth that for dyvers yeres nowe past in p{er}formance of parte of a legasye gyve to certen preachers by the last will and testament of the sayd Iohn Turner her late husband as by the sayd will more playnly

yt appereth she hath payd to one Edmund Turner nowe p{ar}son or vicar of Ponsbrght many tymes preachinge there nerely fyfty shilling{es} In [[carefull]] consideratio{n} of all w{hi}ch p{re}misses may yt please yo{ur} good Lordship

of yo{ur} accustomed goodness to graunt her [+ Maiesties] most gracyous writt of sub pena to be directed to Edmund Turner Clerke Robert Sanford gent{leman} [[TORN AWAY]]

Thomas Abbot and Iohn Roote the followers and procurers of the fyndinge of the sayd Inquisition and cause, And the newe intended ffeo[[ffees TORN AWAY]]

commaundinge them and every of the{m} thereby at a certen daye and place and vnder a certen payne p{er}sonally to appere in her Ma{ies}ties high [[Court of Chancery at Westminster TORN AWAY]]

And further to stand to and abyde such order and determynac{i}o{n} therein as to yo{ur} Lordshipp vppon the heringe and examininge [[TORN AWAY]]

in that behalfe. And yo{ur} sayd oratrix shalbe dayly bound to praye for the longe lyfe of yo{ur} lordship in p{er}fect health w{i}th [[TORN AWAY]]

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