[Extract from the Will of Humfrey Cooke (vide p. 34, etc.)]
"In the Name of God Amen. The xiiijth day of March in the yere of our Lord God Ml Vc
and thirty and the xxijth yere of the reigne of king Henry the eight I Humfrey Cooke
Citizin and carpynter of London . . . . make . . . . this my present testament conteyning
therin my last will; . . . I bequeath . . . . my body to be buried in the church of
thospitall . . . . called the Savoye, before the ymage of Sainte George in the same
churche." His "goodes, catalls and debtes" were to be divided into three equal
parts of which his wife Alice should receive one part, he children Roger, Christeane
(Russell), Humfrey, Margaret and Elizabeth one part, whilst the third portion "I
reserve unto myself and myne executours . . . to and for the perfourmaunce of my
legacyes and bequestes hereafter ensueyng, that is to wytte: Firste, I bequethe to the
highe aulter of the parrishe church of saincte Martyne in the feeld next charing crose
where I am a parishener for my tythes and oblacions by me negligently forgotten or wt
holden in discharge of my soule and conscience xiijs. iiijd. sterling. Item I will that
my bodye be honestly buryed as apperteyneth to my degree and my vltimum vale doon
at my said parrishe churche after the discrecion of myne executours." His lands and
tenements in the parishes of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Martin's he left to
his wife, together with "oon annuytie or annual rent of liijs iiijd sterling going out of
my three tenements sett togethois besides the Xp'ofer in the said parrishe of sainte
Martyne . . . . Item I will that the vicar and churchewardens of the foresaid churche
. . . . shall yerely duryng xx yeres next after my decease take . . . . out of my tent callid
the Xp'ofer one annuall rent of xxvjs viijd. sterlinges for and towardes the supportacion
and maynteyning of the morowe masse kepte in the saide churche . . . ."
Codicellus eiusd: Humfridi.
Item, I bequethe to the maynteyning of Jhus masse to be song wt note every
fryday within the parrishe churche of sainte Martyn at Charinge crosse during the
terme of xx yeres, every yere xxvjs viijd . . . . Yevyn the xviijth day of March about
v. or vj. a clocke before noone of the same day. These being present, Wyllyam
Skynner, vicar of sainte Martens, aforesaid . . . ." and others.
Proved at Lambeth, 10 July, 1531.