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  • Source ID S1912 
    Text 12 Apr 1571.
    I Thomas Culpeper of Lowdham, co. Suffolk, Esq.
    Body to be buried by the appointment of Marie my wife.
    To the curate of Pistre if I be buried there 6s/8d and to churchwardens 20s but latter gift to be void if not buried there, but Marie my wife to deliver 6s/8d to the church wardens for the poor of the parish.
    To the reparation of the church of Frenze, co. Norfolk, 6s/8d. To the poor there, 3s/4d. To the poor of Diss, 6s/8d. To the poor of Pistre, 6s/8d. To the poor of these towns near Lowdham aforesaid, viz. Rendlesham, Ashe next Eyke, Vfford, Melton, Woodbridge, Bredfield, Dillinghoo, and Wickham Market 3s/4d each.
    To every child of a gentleman who is my godchild 5s/-. To every other 2s/-. Servants Roger Pynner 30s/-, Hugh Battell 20s/-, Robert Spillwater 20s/-, old servant Thomas Sumner.
    To the right. worshipful Mr. John Bleuerhasset, Esq., treasurer with the mighty Prince Thomas Duke of Norfolk £20, and I pray him to be aiding Mary, his niece, my well-beloved wife.
    To my brother William Culpeper, £20 in two years, and if he is not minded to continue in the house with my said wife, but will with his wife depart from thence, then I will that the first £10 shall be paid him at his departure and the other £10 within a year.
    To my niece Anne Fynch, my brother Jasper Culpeper's daughter, £15 in two years.
    To Thomas Culpeper and Richard Culpeper, sons of my uncle George Culpeper, 40s/- each.
    To my three sisters, 20s/- each.
    To my wife's godson Richard Bleuerhasset, one of the sons of the said John Bleuerhasset, my two marshes in Orford and Gedgrave.
    The manor of Ellwell Hall in co. Essex to wife my wife Mary who is executrix.
    Proved 4 Nov 1572, by his widow Mary. 
    Linked to Colepeper, Thomas 


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