Jane Sherman
1490 - 1551

To be buried in the Church of Yaxley by my late husband Thomas Sherman.

To the poor of Yaxley, 20s. To the poor of Roydon, 5s. To the poor of Stokeaishe, 5s.

To son Anthony Sherman, £20; with bed and bedsteads, and four kine.

To son Henry Sherman, £20. To son James Sherman, £20, ["]and the bed that I now be upon", etc.

To son Anthony, one silver salt parcel and six silver spoons.

The £20 each, to Anthony, Henry, and James to be paid by eldest son, Thomas Sherman, "parcell of five score pounds wch he oweth me."

To William, Robert, Bettrice, Margaret and Marie Sherman, sons and daughters of Anthony Sherman, and unto Bridget and Marie Sherman, daughters of James Sherman, 60 pounds, at 20 years of age. To be paid by my executors whereof Thomas Sherman my eldest son oweth me 40 pounds and Richard Sherman 20 pounds and odde money. Silver spoons to children of Anthony Sherman.

To sons James and Anthony, "all pewter as is in the counter at Roydon."

To Elizabeth Sherman, wife of son Thomas, my velvet hood, and other things.

To Sybil Sherman, wife of son Francis, a damask Kirtle velvet hat and grograine kirtle with a guard of velvet.

To Marie Sherman, wife of son Anthony, a worsted gown guarded with velvet, "said Anthony paying unto James Sherman 13s. 3d. in consideration of the same"

To Margery Sherman, wife of James; to wife of Bartholomew Sherman, and to Elizabeth Sherman, wife of John, various articles of clothing.

To Thomas Sherman, son of my eldest son Thomas, and to Elizabeth Sherman, dau. of my son Thomas, 20s. each at the age of 20 years.

Eldest son Thomas and son Anthony to be executors. If said Thomas refuse, then son Francis Sherman in his place.

Signed by mark.

Dated Jan 1572/3 [County of Suffolk, England]; proved Mar 11, 1572/73. (SG p165; DPS p9).

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