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Will of Margaret Browne, widow of Henry Browne of Milton, Essex, yeoman, deceased. 1598.


Will of Margaret Browne, widow of Henry Browne


Proved 25 Jan 1597/8


To James Mower, my son Lawrence Mower’s son, £10 at 21


To Samuel Mower, son of the same Lawrence, £30


To Robert Mower, son of the same Lawrence, £20 which his mother owes me upon bond, when 21, which bond remains in the custody of my son John Freeborne


To Mary Mower, daughter of the same Lawrence, £20 at 20


To Anne Mower, daughter of the same >Lawrence, £20 at 20


To Samuel Mower aforesaid my great silver cup which hath his father’s name on it, at 21. If he die before, to James Mower


To Anne Mower my little silver cup that has her father’s name on it, at 21. If she die before, to her sister Mary


I give to my brother Robert Wade’s children viz. Thomas, Robert, Dorothie and Margaret, 40 shillings each at 21


To my sister Hobson’s children namely: John Steven, James Steven, Thomas Hobson, Susanne Westbrooke, Margaret Payne and Grace Forman 10 shillings apiece


To Anne Bonner, my daughter’s daughter my little silver bowl and eight of my best silver spoons, one third part of my household stuff and £10


To John Freeborne 6 silver spoons and gilt salt and one of my silver beakers


To my daughter Grace Bonner 6 silver spoons and my silver cup that hath my name upon it and one of my silver beakers


To John Bonner’s children, 8 in number, William, Suzanne, John, Robert, Abraham, Margaret, Samuel, Sara, £10 each, men at 21 women at 20 or marriage – from the goods given to John Bonner by this will, and £10 each at their mother’s death


To my son John Freeborne £20


Residue to be split between John Freeborne and John Bonner, executors








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