Person:Steven Barley (1)

Steven Barley
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Name[1] Steven Barley
Gender Male
Marriage to Elizabeth Unknown

This is the will of Joane Mildenhall's Great Grandfather, Steven Barley. Joane Mildenhall's mother was Margery Barley, whose father was Benjamin Barley, whose father was this Steven Barley.

This is the transcription of the will, compliments of Marian Kenedy, Dave Mickle, and Dan McEver.

Will of Steven Barley, dated 27 September 1601. LDS film #92011, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Registered Bound Vol 98, Woodhall, 1601, Vol 2: folio 77.

In the name of God Amen the seaven and twentieth day of September in the yeare of our lord god one thousand six hundred and one, I STEVEN BARLEY of Alborne in the countie of Wiltes and Dist of Sarum beinge in perfect and good remembrance, and . . . I praise god, doe make this my last will and Testament, in manner and forme following . . . bequeathe? my Soule into the hande of almightie god my maker and _____ father, . . . onely by the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, And my bodie to be buried within the church of Alborne aforesaied, Item I give to BENIAMIN BARLEY and STEVEN MY YOUNGEST SONNE 100 pounds which remaineth in the hands of John Gilmor of Baydon equalie to be divided betwixte them. And furthermore I give and bequeath to my foresaid BENJAMIN and STEVEN MY SONNES, all my horses bestes and sheep. Item I give to ELIZABETH BARLEY DAUGHTER TO MY SONNE JOHN one quarter of barley, and to the two CHILDREN of ROBERT HEATH of Little Henton two quarters of barley. Item I give to JOANE LOCKER DAUGHTER OF JOHN LOCKER ten shillings. Item I give to the poor people of Alborne ten shillings. All the rest of my goods and chattells moveable and unmovable I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH MY WIFE, whom I make constitute and ordain my sole and whole executrix of this my last will and testament, and I appointe Thomas Pearse and John Dixon my overseers.

Probatum . . . London . . . vicesimo sexto die mensis Novembrio A. D. 1601 [26 November 1601]. Elizabeth relic . . . executrice.

  1. Transcript of Steven Barley's will.