Richard Dilke`s Will.
Text taken from Farnham,
volume III "Leicestershire Medieval Village
Notes" page 158.
be buried at Kirkby Mallory, whereas I have convented with Mr.
Fracis Cave and Thomas Cave of Baggrave esq to leave to Elizabeth
my wife at my decease, either £200 in goods or money or
else a farm worth £5 by the year and £100 in goods
and chattels to the true performance whereof I give unto my said
wife £100 and my said wife shall live in my now dwelling
house for the first year after my death with allowance after £5
a year. To George Dilke my
eldest son, the indenture and lease of the manor house of Kirkby
Mallory granted by John the abbot of the now desolved monistery
of Our lady in the Meadows of Leicester unto James Dilke my father
dated 10th. July 26 Henry III 1534. for 81 years.
To my son Richard £10 annuity for 20 years. To my daughters
Fermina and Ann 200 Marks apiece. To every one of my children`s
children now living, except Grace Green ( to whome £50 at
her marriage or at 26 ) £5 at 21. William Dilke my second
son, to be my executor, and to recieve £600 according to
an indenture dated 28 Sept. 33 Elizabeth 1591. I ordain
my beloved master and friend Sir John Harrington of Exton Co.
Rutland. Knight, my loving cousin Mr. Thomas Cave of Baggrave
esq., my son George Dilke and my cousin William Roberts of Sutton
Co. Leicester, gent. to be my supervisors.
Will of Elizabeth Dilke
Widdow dated 9 April 1606.
No probate, to be buried in the
church of Kirkby Mallory. To my 5 children Thomas, Richard, Fancis,Philemma
and Ann 10 s. apiece, the residue to my stepson George Dilke in
consideration of the great charges I have put him to eversince
the death of my husband, which George I make my executor.
Note...... Elizabeth was Richard Dilke`s
second wife, Ann being his first.