William Bignett

Male 1519 - 1583


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  • Name  William Bignett 
    Born  1519  St. Martin, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1583  Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will  25 May 1583  Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Item I will and geve to margaret my wief and to her assignes the occupacon use and p(ro)fitts of my Tenements and landes with all the hereditaments and other appurtenincs therto belonging lyeing and being in Hoxne aforesayd and other townes adjoyning To hold to her and her assignes for the tearme of her lyef and to holde to her executors and assignes for the tearme of fortie dayes next after the day of the decease of the sayd margaret. In case she survyve me. Provided always that she and her assignes dueryeng ther tearmes shall maynteyne the tenement and howses theron buyided in all mete and necessarie repareacons and shall neither fell croppe or stowe anie tymber or other wood but onelie for the necessarie repairing amending of the howses belonging to the sayd Tenemente and of the gates and fences of the landes and prmisses and for reasonable fewell to be expended in the sayd Tenement.

      Item I will to the sayd mrgaret all my goodes and cattells of what kynde or quallitie soeuer they ben of them to dispose at her will and pleasure.

      Item I geve and bequeaths to my daughter Johane nowe the wief of Edmund crosse and to the heires of her bodie begotten the some of eight powndes of lawefull Englishe monie and the some of fortie shillings of like lawefull monie to be payed to her or to the heires of her bodie begotten as is aforesaid out of my tenements and landes by George my sonne his heires or assignes in forme folowing viz therof in the sowthe porcher of the parrishe churche of Hoxne aforesayd upon the yeare daye after the daye of the entrie of the sayd George his heires or assignes into the sayd Tenement and prmisses eight powndes And in the eighte yeare daye after the daye of the entrie of him his heires or assignes into the foresayd Tenement and prmisses fortie shillings

      Item I will and geve to my daughter Agnes the wief of Robert (blank) and to the heirs of her bodie to be begotten (the same sum, under the same terms as Johan, the 8 pounds to be paid "in the second yeare daye after the daie of entrie of the sayd George", and 40s after eight years) ... to Stephen Bygner my sonne and to the heires of his bodie lawefullie to be begotten (the same sum, 8 pounds "in the thirde yeare day after the daie of his or ther entrie into the prmisses", and 40s after eight years) ... to Willm my sonne and to the heires of his bodie lawefullie to begotten (the same, "the forthe yeare day after ...") to Alice Bigner my daughter and to the heires of her bodie lawefullie to be begotten (the same, "in the fyfte yeare daie after ...") ... to cecilie Bygner my daughter and to the heires of her bodie lawefullie to be begotten (the same, "in the syx yeare daye after...") ... to Grace Bigner my daughter and to the heires of her bodie lawefullie to be begotten (the same, "in the seaventhe yeare daye after ...") All these foresayd legacies to my seaven children amounting to thre score tenne pownds I will they shalbe payed by George my sonne his heires or assignes whosoever which shall enioye my sayd Tenement and landes to be payed to My sayd children according to the trewe entente of this my last will And upon these condicons and not otherwise I will and doe devise by these prsents to the sayd George his heires and assignes all my sayd Tenement landes pastures and hereditaments before bequeathed to margaret my wyef to have and to holde from fortie dayes next after the decease of margaret my wief To the sayd George Bygner my sonne and to his heires and assignes so that he his heires or assignes having and enioyeng my sayd Tenements landes and prmisses doe well and trewlie paye or cause to be payed to my sayd Seaven children or to the heires of ther sevrall bodies begotten or to be begotten the foresayd sevral somes ...according to the trewe Intente of this my will.... Also I bequeaths to the releif of the pore people in hoxne twentie shillings to be payed by margaret my wief to the church wardens ther everie quarter fyve shillings they to distribute it wher most nede shall seme by the discretion of them and margaret my wief and willm my sonne executors of this my will to brynge my bodie decentlie to buryall and to prove this my last will.... And in full Testimonie that this wryghting conteyned in these two sheetes of paper shall stande for my trewe and last will I have hereto subscribed my marke and put my seale the daye and yeare aforesaid witnesses therto Robert Glamefeilde Robert(?) Haulbe(?) publique notarie.
    Probate  24 Sep 1583  Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I38092  Bryant
    Last Modified  26 Mar 2006 

    Family  Margaret,   b. 1522, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1596, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1544  Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Johan Bignett,   b. 1545, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alice Bignett,   b. 1547, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1611, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Bignett,   b. 1549, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 10 May 1611, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Agnes Bignett,   b. 1551, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Stephen Bignett,   b. 1553, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1628, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Cicely Bignett,   d. Abt Jun 1619, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Bignett
     8. William Bignett,   d. 1626, Eye, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Grace Bignett,   d. Bef 08 Feb 1630, Barnham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F816  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1519 - St. Martin, Hoxne, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1544 - Hoxne, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1583 - Hoxne, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 25 May 1583 - Hoxne, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 24 Sep 1583 - Hoxne, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S141] IGI, LDS.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 154:181.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 154:184.


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