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the said Governours, or the Treasurer of the said Hospitall, so soone as they have found out a fit Purchase to bestow it, and agreed on the price of the same.

Item, I give and bequeath towards the curing of sicke, sore and diseased Persons in Saint Bartholomews Hospitall in London, the Summe of fifty Pounds.

Fifty pounds to St. Bartholomews Hospital.

Item, I give and bequeath towards the curing of sicke, sore and diseased Persons in St. Thomas Hospitall in Southwarke neere London, the Summe of fifty Pounds.

To the poore of St. Thomas Hospital.

Item, I give and bequeath towards the repayring of the Parish Church of Saint Christopher, where I now dwell, the Summe of forty Pounds: To be paid to the Churchwardens of the same Parish, within one Yeere after my decease.

Repairing of St. Christophers Church.

Item, I give and bequeath towards the repayring of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in London, the Summe of one thousand Pounds: To be paid to the Chamberlaine of London, at such time as that worke of repayring the same Church shall be ready to proceed with effect; and to be disposed by the direction and appointment of the Lord Maior and Aldermen of the said City.

Repairing S. Pauls Church in London.

Item, I give and bequeath to bee given at the Marriages of poore Maids within the City of London, two hundred Pounds: To be distributed by forty Shillings a peece upon the Days of their Marriage; to such as have served one Master of Mistresse, by the space of five Yeeres together.

To poore Maids Marriages in London.

Item, I give and bequeath to be given and distributed to poore Maids in the Towne of Reading, in the County of Berks, at their severall Marriages, by forty Shillings a peece, at the discretion of the Maior and Burgesses of that Towne; the Summe of one hundred Pounds. Provided, none enjoy the benefit thereof, but such as have served Master, Mistris or Dame, by the space of seven Yeeres together. This hundred Pounds to bee paid to the said Maior and Burgesses (for the use aforesaid) within one Year next after my decease.

To poore Maids Marriages in the Town of Reading.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Towne of Newbury in Barkeshire, the Summe of fifty Pounds: To be by them bestowed and distributed to twenty five Maids Marriages, on their severall Daies of their Weddings in the same Towne. None to enjoy this Gift; but such as have well and honestly served with one Master, Mistris or Dame, by the space of seven Yeeres at the least. And this fifty Pounds to be paid to the said Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses, within one Yeere next after my decease.

To twenty five poore Maids Marriages in the Town of Newbury.

Item, I give and bequeath towards setting on Worke of forty idle vagrant Boyes, such as goe up and downe the Streets in the City of London, begging and pilfering, the Summe of two hundred Pounds: To be paid to the Treasurer for the time being, being of the House of Correction, called Bridewell in London, in manner and forme following, that is to say, When any such Boy is taken up by my Executor or his Assignes, in any place within the Liberties of this Citie of London, and by the Treaurer of the same House of Correction, and Governours there for the time being, placed and bound Apprentice with a Master, for the terme of seven years at the least, with a Master or Art-Masters, as Glovers, Pinners, Shoomakers, or any other Occupation or Art, which they shall bee thought most fit for, to learne in the said House; whereby (in time) they may prove good Members, and live like honest Men in the Commonwealth. I say, with every one of these Boyes shall be paid to the Treasurer and Governours for the time be- ing; the Summe of five Pounds, untill the said Summe of two hundred Pounds be fully paid for that use.

For setting poore vagrant Boys on worke in Bridewell.

Item, I give and bequeath towards the finishing of the Pinacles of the Steeple of the Parish of Saint Maries in Reading, in Berkshire, fifty Pounds; to bee paid to the Churchwardens of the same Parish, within one Moneth after the same Pinacles shall be finished.

50 pound for St. Maries in Reading.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Maior and Burgesses of the Towne of Reading aforesaid, the Summe of five hundred Pounds, to be first lent to these Parties, and in the Summes hereafter named, for seven Yeeres, gratis: That is, to James Winche, two hundred Pounds: And to Walter Rye, Richard Stampe, and William Blacknall, Clothiers, one hundred Pounds apiece: Each of them giving Bond with two sufficient Sureties, for repayment thereof to the said Maior and Burgesses, at the end of the said seven Yeeres. And afterwards, the same five hundred Pounds shall be lent to ten severall honest industrious poore Clothiers, Freemen of the same Towne by fifty Pounds apiece, gratis, for three Yeeres, upon like good Security: And no Man to have the use of this Money twise. But if there shall not be Clothiers enow found in the said Towne, to enjoy this Loane in manner aforesaid: That then the said Money shall bee lent also unto other Tradesmen, free of the said Town, by the Summes and termes of Yeeres last before appointed; to such as set most poore People aworke, according to the discretion of the said Maior and Burgesses: And this said Summe of five hundred Pounds shall be paid to the said Maior and Burgesses, (to the use afroesaid) at the end of one Yeere next after my decease.

Five hundred pounds to be lent to several Parties in Reading.

For lacke of Clothiers, the same Money lent to other Tradesmen of the same Towne.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Towne of Newbury in the County of Berks, the Sum of five hundred Pounds, to be lent first for the terme of seven yeeres, gratis, unto these several Clothiers here named; that is to say, To Thomas Newman, one hundred Pounds: to Richard Avery, one hundred Pounds: to Martin Broaker, fiftyPounds: to William Goodwin the elder, fifty Pounds: to Timothy Avery, fifty Pounds: to Robert Bacon, fifty Pounds: and to Griffin Forster, fifty Pounds. Every of the said severall Parties entring into Bond, with two sufficient Sureties, for repayment of the said Summes to the said Maior and Aldermen and Burgesses at the end of seven Yeeres. And afterwards, the same five hundred Pounds shall be lent to ten severall honest industrious poore Clothiers, free of the said Towne of Newburie, by fifty Pounds apiece, gratis, for three Yeeres: And after that in like manner, from three Yeeres to three Yeeres for ever; and no Man to have the same Money twise: But if there shall not bee Clothiers enow found in the same Towne of Newbury, to enjoy this Loane in manner as aforesaid; then the same Money shall be lent also unto other Tradesmen, free of the same Towne, by the summes and termes of Yeeres last before appointed, to such as set most poore People on worke, according to the discretion of the said Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses; to whom the said five hundred Pounds shall bee paid, to the use aforesaid, at the end of one Yeere after my decease.

Other five hundred pounds to Clothiers of Newbury lent freely.

To tenne other poore Clothiers the same Mone lent afterwards.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Governour, assistants, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of England, the Summe of nine hundred Pounds; to be lent by three hundred Pounds in a parcell, for three Yeeres, gratis, unto three honest, industrious and frugall young Men, free of that Company, none of them being Partners with each other; and every of them

Nine hundred pounds given to the Merchant Adventurers.

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