Will of William Calley of Andover

HRO: WILLS B 1558/105

single sheet (6 February)

...Item I gyve & bequaethe to my brother Thomas Calley my brother my grey geldynge with all my Raymentt iij bose with all my Arrows my lute and my gyttorne whyche lute ys at mr Alfordes...


  • Footnotes
    • my brother … my brother: dittography
  • Glossed Terms
    • bose n pl bows
  • Document Description

    Record title: Will of William Calley of Andover
    Repository: HRO
    Shelfmark: WILLS B 1558/105
    Repository location: Winchester

    The beginning of the will identifies William Calley as a gentleman of Hatherden in Andover parish. He was apparently unmarried and without children, as a small bequest went to his mother and his main heir, his brother Thomas, was directed to settle William's debt to his brother Rafe of forty marks. The inventory taken on 9 February totaled only £7 6s and does not mention either the lute or the gittern although it does include the gelding.

    1558; English; paper; single sheet; 410mm x 305mm; unnumbered; no endorsements; in good condition.

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