About Richard Borwassh
Burwash of Egerton; mentioned in the wills of Richard Bourne (1471) and John Knock (1476);
Died 1491; will dated 19 December 1491, proved Consistory Court, Canterbury, 21 February 1491/2 (Vol. 3, fol. 309):
This is the last will of me Richard Borwassh of Egerton, made the 19th day of December in the year of our lord God 1491. First I will that John Wanden my feoffee deliver a piece of land called Simon Rede unto John Burwassh my son with the condition that the foresaid John Burwassh pay to my Exectrix 5 marks to my fourthing beryng and the other 5 marks to the marriage of my 2 daughters of good and lawful money of England when they be married, by even portions and so be that the one die afore she be married the other shall be her heir to have the whole 5 marks. And also I will that John Wanden, William at frithe and John Peres the younger my feoffees shall deliver two pieces of land called Ajodlell Ajiltred and Nethis Moltred unto John Burwassh my son with the condition that the foresaid John pay to Agnes my wife every year 10 Shillings during her life quarterly to be paid by even portions. Also I will that John Pemyll at hill, John Burwassh and Richard Wanden my feoffees shall deliver unto William Bererwassh my son two pieces of land called Stone Peufield and Westfield with the condition that the foresaid William make a sufficient surety to pay to Agnes my wife 10 Shillings as afore written. Also I will that Agnes my wife shall have 12 Shillings coming of three pieces of land called Clongredes, Robymnes [and] Craftis in whose hands that they be quarterly to be paid. Item I will that Agnes my wife shall have my principal messuage with three pieces of land thereto all the time of her life. And after her decease I will that my feoffees afore written shall deliver to Harry my son the foresaid messuage with the lands aforesaid in fee simple. Item and if be happen that Harry my son die afore Agnes my wife and have none heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that my foresaid feoffees shall sell the foresaid messuage with the three pieces of land to the best price that they can or manage and the money therof be received I will that John, William and Nicholas my sons shall have 10 marks. And the residues of the money I will that they be to the church of Egerton where it most needed is to foul ways by the discretion of the feoffees to power people. Given the day and year above written.
Married Agnes, apparently executrix to her husband, 1491.