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¶ A godly wil and confession of the Christian faythe, made by Rychard Brasier, late Auditour to the kinges maiesti in Ireland, whiche he dydde most constantly cleaue vnto during the time that he lyued, worthy to be read of all Chri­stians.

¶ To the Christian Reader.

HEre hast thou (gentle reder) ye true copy of the last wil and testament of Richard Brasier, late Auditour for the kyngs maiesty in Ireland, wherin is briefly, but yet clearely declared the fayth in Christ, which the said Ri­chard did professe in hys life time, & constantly cleaue vnto in the tyme of hys departyng oute of this lyfe. Whych hys last wil and confessiō of the Christian faith, the sayd Rychard wyl­led to be openly declared in a Sermon made at his funeral in ye church of S. Patrike in Diue­lyn, wher he lyeth buryed, to the entent that the mouthes of such slaunderers as do commonly imagine the recātacion of faythful Christians at the time of their departing out of this world, myght be stopped. And because ye report of this confession of fayth is not yet beleued of manye superstitious mē, yt would al Christē mē shuld in their last houre recant their assured hope of saluation through Christ only without any our deseruinges: it hath bene thought good to such as the said Richard put in trust to se his wil fulfilled, to cause this (the very true copy hereof) to be imprinted, yt al mē might se & iudge. Beseching the to read & remēber what Christē faith Richard Brasiar stode vnto in the end, & what euery true mēber of Christ must cōfesse & stand vnto. The merciful goodnes of ye lord preserue the to the ende, that yu maiest be salfe. So be it.

In the name of God. Amen

I Richard Brasyer the Kynges maiesties Audi­tour, of his gra­cees Realme of Ireland, beynge of a hole and perfect memorye, do make my testa­ment & last wyll, the fyfth day of Iune, the .iiii. yere of the raygne of our so­uerayne Lord kyng Edwarde the syxte, by the grace of God king of England, Fraūce and Ireland, defendour of the fayth and of the church of England and also of Irelāde in earth the supreme head, in maner & forme as hereafter followeth.

Fyrst and before al other thynges, I commyt me vnto God the eternall Father, and to hys excedyng great mercy, trusting with out any dour or mistrust, that by the merites of hys most deare and best beloued son, that most innocent and immaculate lambe, that pure and vndefyled lambe, whych taketh a way the synnes of the world, our only saui­our, Redemer, Mediatour, & Iustyfyer, Ie­sus Christe, for whose sake God the father is pacifyed, satisfyed and sette at one wyth man, and by vertue of hys most bytter, but [Page] yet hys most precious deathe and passyon, and hys gloryous resurreccion, I haue and shal haue free remission and forgyuenes of my synnes, and that in the last daye I shall ryse agayne both body and soule according as it is wrytten in Iob the .xix. c [...]p. I be­leue that mi redemer liueth, and that in the last day I [...]al ryse out of the earthe, and in my flesh shal se my Sauiour Iesus Christe. And I bele [...]e that I shal se the almyghtye goodnes and maiesty of God, in the land of the lyuyng, and that I shall be a Citizen in the Celestiall and heauenlye Ierusalem, in the company of many thousandes of Aun­gels, in ioy inexplycable, and thys my hope is laid vp in the bosome of my hart by faith. Althoughe I confesse and knowledge that I haue bene and am a miserable and wret­ched synner, whych haue not kepte anye of the commaundementes of God, but haue resysted hys wyl many wayes. An euyl tree am I that haue broughte foorthe no good fruit, for by nature I am the child of wrath in all that maye be named, be it secrete or o­pen, dooe I knowledge my selfe gyltye, ha­uyng hereof repentaunce and am sorye for it, euen from the very bottome of my harte, besechyng the almyghty Lord God heauē ­ly father, that it wyl please hym not to suf­fer me to stycke in the depth of my synnes, neither impute thē vnto me, but graciously [Page] to delyuer me from theym throughe Iesus Christ hys sonne and our Lord. Also, foras­much as it hath pleased God of hys vnme­surable bounty and infinite great mercy, to cal me vnto the knowledge of the veritye & truth of hys most holy word and gospel, euē out of the bothomlesse pyt of hell, wherinto I had cast my selfe by my own iniquity, and synce that tyme that I haue knowen that infallyble truth and verity, I haue vtterlye refused and forsaken the moste detestable & abhominable vyces of idolatry, as offeryng to idols and goyng of pilgrimages and hea­ring of pestiferous popysh masses, supersti­cion and ipocrisy, wyth all the tradicions & execrable cerymonyes inuented by byshops of Rome & theyr wycked adherentes, wherwith both I and all the hole world besydes hath bene blynded and seduced, and yet for the more part are, I praye God amende the same at hys good pleasure, and haue who­ly geuen ouer my selfe to the sayd truthe of Gods most holye woorde, and haue mayn­tayned the same to the best of my power, although the same was but very smal, euen so do I now trust by the abundaunte grace of God, to end my lyfe in the same. And to the intent that after my departure oute of thys lyfe, the wycked worldlynges and papistes whych hath a world of wyckednes in theyr tonges, shal not detracte, backbite & slaun­der [Page] me, saying: that I haue forsaken those opinions, fayth, trust and belie [...]e, in the mercyes and promyses of God, throughe hys word, neyther touchynge my belefe nor my opinion of the two reuerend and holy miste­ries, sacramentes, sygnes, tokens or sealed obligacions and commemoracions, whych I haue mayntayned now in my lyfe accor­dyng to Gods word, that is to say of Bap­tyme and of the holy Supper of the worde, I wyll bryefely declare my opynyon in the same, hereafter followyng.

Fyrst as touchyng my fayth and belefe. I beleue in God the Father almyghty, ma­ker of heauen & earth. And in Iesus Christe hys only sonne our Lord, whyche was con­ceyued by the holy Ghost, and borne of the vyrgyn Mary. Suffered vnder Ponce Py­late, crucifyed, dead, and buryed, descended into hel, and rose agayne the thyrd day frō the dead, ascended vnto heauē, and sytteth on the ryghte hande of God the Father al­myghty, and from thence shal come againe to iudge the quycke and the deade. I beleue in the holy Gost, and that ther is an holy v­nyuersal Catholyke church, whyche is the congregacion and felowshyp of sayntes, remission and forgyuenes of syns. The resur­reccion of the flesh, and euerlastyng lyfe.

At the fyrst I beleue in one God & father of our Lord Iesus Christ, the whyche is the [Page] Lorde of heauen and earthe, and Creatoure of all creatures, yea, he is father of vs all, whych hath elected vs to be hys childrē tho­row Iesu Christ, and therfore shall we hym alonly worshyp, and beside him none other gods. Also we shal feare hym as an almyghtye God, and as a mercyful father we shall loue hym wyth all our hartes, wyth all our soule, wyth al our power, and wyth all our strengthe and mynde, and vpon hym muste stād al our hope, for he is the father of light, of whom al mankynd lyueth, and hath euer lasting saluacion, and al other perfect gifts pertaynyng eyther to the body or to ye soul, haue we from hym through Iesus Christe, hys sonne and our Lord. Furthermore, I beleue in Iesus Christ the sonne of the liuyng God, whych is the very bryghtnes of his fathers glory, and the very Image of his sub­staunce, yea, he is the only begotten sōne of the father, come forth out of the mouthe of the most hyest God, fyrst born before al creatures. Through whom al thynges are crea­ted, and in whō we haue redempcion, name­ly remission of synnes, through hys bloude, wyth the which he hath washed and clensed vs al from synne, and hath also reconcyled vs agayne to hys moste holye and gloryous father, that wer afore enemies to God. For after the tyme that God had made man af­ter hys owne image and similitude, he sette [Page] hym into Paradyse, that he shoulde eate of al the frutes of the garden of pleasure, ex­ceptyng hym only the tree of knowledge of good and euyl, but man disobeyed the Lord hys God, and transgressed hys commaun­dement Through the whych disobedyence, and transgression of the godly commaundement, death & cursse came ouer al mākynde. And when ther was no helpe nor comforte for man, wherby he myght haue bene rede­med or delyuered out of sathans power, thē had God the mercyful father pyty on man­kind, and promised them a sede, namely Iesu Christ hys only begotten son, the whych should tread vpon the head of the Serpent, and ouer come the diuel, and restore them to lyfe agayne. And lykewyse as God is righ­tuous in all hys wayes and holye in all hys workes, and true in al hys wordes, so hathe he kepte al hys promises trulye. And as the tyme of hys promyse was fulfylled, god let hys word descend into the wombe of the virgin Mary, and by the workyng of the holye Gost became flesh, as Ihon in his fyrst chapter of hys Gospel wytnesseth sayinge: The word became flesh, and dwelt amongest vs, and we saw hys glorye, as the glorye of the onelye begotten sonne of the father, full of grace and veritye. Also thys onlye begotten son of God by the power of the holy Goste became man, & is become lyke vnto vs in all [Page] thynges, (synne only except) he hath suffe­red death for our sakes, and hathe taken a­way Sathans power, and restored lyfe in agayne, yea, he is made vnto vs wisdom and ryghtuousnes, satisfaccion and redempciō. And lykewyse as he dyed for our syns, and went downe into hel, so is he rysen agayne the thyrd day frō death through the power of hys father, for our ryghtuousnes, iustifi­cacion and saluacion. And as he oftē tymes shewed hym selfe after hys resurreccion vn­to hys disciples, so ascended he vnto heauē in theyr presence, and sytteth at the ryghte hand of the almyghty Father, aboue al rule myght, and dominion, & aboue all that may be named, not only in this world, but also in the world to come, & hath subdued al thyn­ges vnder hys fete, In summa he is a Lord aboue al Lords, and a king aboue al kings, yea, he is an almyghtye God wyth hys fa­ther. And neuerthelesse he is also our onli aduocate and mediatour, our only hye prieste, the sacrifice that he hathe done once for all for our sins, abideth of valure for euermore.

Furthermore lykewyse as Christe oure Lord is ascended vp into heauen, and there sytteth vpon the ryght hand of God his fa­ther, euen so shal he come againe frō heauen wyth the dominion of hys father, and with thousandes of Aungels for to geue euerye man reward after hys workes, yea, euen to [Page] iudge the quycke and the dead. I beleue al­so in the holy Gost, God wyth the father & the sonne, whych holye Gost is a teacher of all Christen people, and he doth cloth & gar­nyshe them wyth hys giftes, and geueth e­uery one the measure of faith after his own holy wil, and keepeth them vnmoueable in one faithe, for he is a ruler of the Christian congregaciō. He is also the anointmēt wher with all the Christian are anoynted, and of that behalfe are called the anoynted of the Lorde. So is this holye Ghoste geuen vnto the Christiane as an earnest of theyr inheri­taunce, to the redempcion, and they agayne be hys owne to the prayse of his glory, to be briefe, it is vnpossible wythoute thys holye holy Gost to know God ryghtly, or wyth al the hole harte to beleue vpon hym, or to call vpon him as a father, and therfore doth god poure thys hys holy spirit vpon hys childrē, wherby they may ryghtly knowe hym, and ryghtly beleue in hym, and as a ryghte fa­ther call vpon him. This is my beliefe to the father, the sonne: and the holy Gost, whych thre persons I knoledge to be God, whose seate is heauen, and the earth is a bench for hys feete, yea the whych is an euerlastynge an almyghty, a ryghtuous and a most mer­cyful God, the whych alone wyl be worshipped and serued, for he alone can healpe vs, whych he doth for hys names sake, and not [Page] for our rightuousnes sake.

Furthermore as I haue said, that al they that do beleue, ar ioyned together & through the holy gost knit in vnity, so is ther a Christian church the whych is buylded of lyuing stones, whych church is the house of God, and the house of God is the congregacion of God, and the congregacion of God, is the body of Christ, and seyng that al right chri­stians are one bodye in the whyche they all through one spirit are baptised, so must ther be a communion of Sayntes, namely that all sayntes or true beleuers, are also ioyned together in vnity as the members of one bo­dy. And in thys communion of Sayntes is remissyon of syns, and that wythoute it, is no synne forgiuen, nor any hope of saluaci­on, Yea, lyke as it is vnpossible that a mem­ber can lyue that is not in the bodye, so is it vnpossible that any mā may lyue in hys soul and can be released out of death by remyssi­on of synne, the whyche is not a member of the body of Christ, for Christ hath reconcy­led vs al vnto God hys father in one bodye, and therfore must al they stande in varience that are no members of thys bodye, of the which Christ is the head to the which he gi­ueth saluacion. Ther shal be also a generall resurrecciō of the flesh, namely that all they that are dead shal ryse a gayne, some to euer lastyng lyfe, and some to euerlasting damp­nacion, [Page] and they that shal liue and remaine vpon the earth, vntyl the commyng of oure Lord Iesu Christ, they shall be chaunged in the twynklyng of an eye at the tyme of the last trumpet. The trumpet saith Paule shal blow, and the dead shall ryse vncorruptible, and we shal be chaunged, for thys corrup­tyble body muste put on vncorrupcion, and thys mortal body must put on immortality. At the last, is ther also an euerlastynge lyfe, whyche al they shall receyue that beleue on Iesus Christ and stedfastlye abyde in good workes, sekyng prayse, honour, and immortality in the lyfe to come. Thys is the sūme of my fayth and belefe, through the whyche fayth al the ryghtuous lyue, and wythoute the which beliefe, no man may please God. Therefore the euerlastynge God be blessed that oute of hys vnmeasurable mercye and grace hath giuen me thys faythe throughe Iesus Christ our Lord.

Now foloweth my fayth and opinion of the sacramental token of baptisme.

Baptysme is a sacramentall token, the whyche is gyuen vs of Christe, and is at the fyrst an entryng into the Christian congre­gacion, as Paule sayeth: we are baptised in one spirite, to be one body i. Cor. xii.

Secondarely, Baptysme is a fountayne of regeneraciō, as Paul witnesseth. Tit. iii. saying that Christ hath saued vs bi the foū ­teine [Page] of the newe byrthe and renuing of the holy ghost, not that the water doth saue vs, for nothyng can saue vs but only God. Esa xliii. but seynge that our Lord Iesu Christ, hath spoken, that he that beleueth & is bap­tysed shall be saued. Marc. xvi. And goddes word is verity and truth. Ihon. xvii. And his promyses may not fayle, Psal. cxlvii. Ther­fore must baptyme nedes brynge saluation, vnto them that in beleue are baptysed, not for the workes sake, but for gods word and promyses Deu. viii.

Thirdly baptime is a couenant of a good conscyence to God, first of Pete. iii. namely that he that in beleue is baptysed byndeth hym self, or maketh a couenaunt with god, that from thenceforth he wil liue after his wil. And on this couenauntes behalfe, whi­che muste be done oute of a cleane faythfull heart, hath the baptyme power, and not for the water sake, wherewith the filthinesse of the flesh is washed away, but withoute it be that the hearts of them that are baptised be cleansed. Actes. xv. Through goddes word. Ihon. xv. The water can not cleanse them, wherwyth it is also proued that baptysme wythoute faythe maye in no wyse bee a­lowed. Foorthelye baptysme sygnyfyeth an offerynge of the fleshe, and a resurrecci­on into a newe lyfe, as we haue to the Ro­maynes. vi. Knowe ye not saythe Saynte Paule, that all we whyche are baptysed in [Page] the name of Iesu Christ, are baptysed to die wyth hym, therfore are we buried wyth him by baptysme for to dye, that lykewyse as Christ was raised vp frō death to lyfe, by ye glory of the father, euē so we shuld walke in a newe lyfe. Thys is nowe shortly expressed what baptisme is and what it signifyeth. But for asmuch as all the former scriptures are spoken of them onlye that be of yeres of discression before they receiue the faythe of Christ, it is not altering of the institucion & word of Christ, to baptise the innocents & in fātes. For as in circumcisiō of the old law, ye faith of ye parents sufficed to make the child one of the chosen people of God, not wyth­standing, that the circumcision of the flesh, is not circumcision, as Paul writeth to the Ro. ii. but the circumcision of the hert, euen so the baptisme of our infants not withstandinge that the washynge of the bodye in water is not baptysme, but the washynge of the soule in the bloude of Christe by faythe, yet shall the faythe of the parentes be accepted of God. And theyr chyldren made mem­bers of the churche of Christ thereby. And also I beleue that god dothe moue the heartes of the infantes that be hys wyth the holye ghost, If any require witnesses of the scrip­ture, for thys assercyon that chyldrene or infantes be made members of the church of Christe by the faythe of theyre parentes, Lette hym reade and consyder well the [Page] story of Sampson and Samuel, wyth other lyke storyes of the old testamēt, wherin may easely be perceyued how God dyd then ac­cept the children for the parents fayth. Let hym consyder also the storyes of the Gos­pel, wherin appeareth how Christ wold not haue the children kept from hym, whē theyr parentes brought thē to hym that he might lay hys hand vpon them, and how certayne chyldren were cured and healed of diseases euen for the fayth that was found in theyr parentes. And last of al, it is euydent both in the Actes of the Apostles, and in the Epy­stles of certaine of them, that when certaine men receiued the Gospell, both they & theyr whole houshold were baptysed. Where it is not to be thought that the infantes wer re­iected because they could not vnderstād the Apostles preachyng. For S. Paule writing to the Corinthians, sayd .i. Corin. vii. As cō ­cernyng the chyldren begotten betwene an Heathen man, and a faithful woman, or betwene a Heathenish woman, and a faithful man, the children are cleane, by reason that one of his parentes is faithful And what o­ther thing shuld he meane thereby, but that God accepteth those children for members of his church, whō the faithfull parentes do willingly bring to the fountain of regeneracion therto receiue the signe of the euerla­sting couenant betwene God and vs. Thys [Page] is with the shortest my faythe and opinion of baptysme.

Nowe foloweth lykewyse my fayth and opinion of the supper of the Lord,

The supper of the Lorde is a memoryall token of the sufferinge and deathe of Iesu Christ & is instituted of Christ for this cause that the faythfull congregacyon of Iesu Christ shulde come together, for to shew the deathe of Iesu Christe and hys benefytes, lauddynge and thankynge hym, magnyfy­inge hys holye name, and then also eate of thys breade, and dryncke of thys wyne, to a remembraunce that Christ hathe geuen hys body and shed his bloud for vs. Math. xxvi. And because that it is a comen vse, that a token of remembraunce, hath the name of the thinge that is remembred by it. Therefore hath Christ called the breade his bodye and the wyne hys bloud: not that hys substance is in the breade and wyne, but that we shuld remember him therby. Likewise as the Ea­ster lambe was called the passynge by, and yet was it not in it self the very passyng by, seinge nowe that the Easter lambe hath the name of the thynge that the Israelytes re­membred by it, and wherby they might euerlastinglye keepe in remembraunce the bene­fites of God, right conuenient is it yt Christ hath called the bread his body and the wine his bloude, because that we shuld remember [Page] therby his death and passion, yea the only sacrifice of his body which he hath suffered to be brokē and his bloud to be shed for vs. Neuertheles how be it that ye materiall body of Christ is not in the breade, nor his bloude in the wine, yet neuertheles is the supper of ye Lord a partaking (but spiritually) of the bodye and bloude of Christe as Paule saieth. Is not the cuppe of thankesgeuing wher­with we geue thankes a partakynge of the bloude of Christ? And the bread yt we breake is it not the partaking of the bodi of Christ? These wordes of Paule do witnes clearely that the faithful eate the body of Christ spiritually vnder the breade and wine. Yea likewise as a Bryde receiueth her husband with a ringe, euen so receiue the faithful Christ to be theyr owne and euerlastinge saluacion, but that some men wil haue that the bodely presence shoulde be in the breade, is a greate misse vnderstandinge of the godlye woorde, yea it is an Antichristes doctryne, whych is contrary both to our faith & to al hole scrip­ture, for I beleue and holy scripture beareth witnes, that Christ after his resurreccion is ascended vp into heauen, and sitteth vppon the right hand of his almighty father Rom. viii. And bydeth there as concerninge his bodely presence, but spiritually he hath promysed to abide with vs to the end of the worlde in his woorde. Math. xxviii. And seinge that [Page] nowe Christe as concerning hys bodely presence abideth at the righthand of God hys father. Heb. x. so may not the body of Christ be in the breade. And againe it is againste al truth, yt Christ at one time hath bene in ma­ny or diuerse places, as touchinge his body. Furthermore we do daily se ye dredeful ido­latry is sprong out of the carnal vnderstan­dynge of these wordes of Christ. This is my body, & yet daily springeth: to the great & abhominable slaunder of the honor of god, so ye mē worship a piece of bread for their god, yea & hold that to be their maker. And ye papists locke him in gold and siluer, not remēbring what Paule & Stephen witnes saying: The most highest wil not dwell in temples made with mans hands. Act. vii. and .xvii: O blind mē that are so be witched of ye whore that ye can not nor wil not beleue ye manifest truth. O blindnes and great presumptuousnes of the papistes, that wil take vpon thē to teach Iesu Christe oute of heauen into a piece of bread, which is consumable, as we clearly se by experience, & that it shulde be worshipped for God, which is euerlasting and vnchangeable. Now what remedy for I cānot help it, therfore must I do as the Lord Iesu Christ spake vnto his Apostels of ye Phariseis say­ing: Let thē go for thei are blind, & leaders of the blynde, when one blind leadeth an other so fal they both into the ditche, Mat. xv. but [Page] the lord must be thanked, that out of his vnmeasurable grace hath opened our eies, that we can se and know, wherfore we shal take the bread and the wine in the supper, namely for a memorial and token of the suffering and death of Iesu Christ, yea for the body & bloud of Christe, but that for the hye names sake, & not of the material thinges behalfe, as is aboue rehearsed of the Easter Lambe.

Furthermore the supper of the Lord is also a ioining togither of the Christen congregaciō in loue. And also the congregaciō that wil hold this supper must be wel apointed & ioined together in brotherlye loue, yea they must stād in one spirit & soul. Ph. i. Hauing a burning loue, for Paule saithe: we many are one bred, & one body, in asmuch as we ar partakers of one bread, likewise as ye mēbers of one body ar not in strife one against another but in a charitable vniti seruīg one a nother i. Cor. xii. So may there no strife nor debate be foūd in the cōgregaciō of god. i. Cor. i. So that ani man shuld only care & take thought for him self, & not care nor loke vpon his brothers lacke, but the one must helpe & care for the other in al things necessary wher he can or may. Gal. vi And no mā must seke yt, that is his, but euery one the other welth. Phi. ii. And likewise as of the grains of corn, cānot be baken bread, but through fyre, euē so can not the cōgregacion be a right spiritual lofe [Page] wherof Paul speaketh but through burning loue and charity, & so ought the christian cō ­gregacion to be one lofe. i. Co. x. for likewise as many graines are sowen to ye intent that bread shuld be baked of it, so soweth ye great father of houshold his precious wheate into the aker or groūd of this world, to the entēt that they al shuld become one lofe, & breake the supper of the lord rightly after ye words of Paul: We many are al one bread & one bodye in as muche as we are partakers of one bread i. Cor. x. And wher so euer the congre­gacion is not so apointed, and the bread broken in this maner, there is the breade eaten, and the wine dronken to their dampnacion from the which god the merciful father wyl defend & kepe al diligēt louers of the euerla­stinge truth through his vnexpressable goodnes & mercy. Thus haue I breifly expressed and set forth mi faith and beleue, in god the father, and god the son, & god the holy ghost iii, distinct persons & one in the godhead & coequall in substance, & also my fayth & beleue agreing with the true word of god, of the sacraments or rather significaciōs of baptism and the holy supper of our Lorde.

Furthermore as touching the burying of my bodi, which is nothing but a peice of vile flesh, dōg, earth, dust ashes, it auaileth me not wher it be buried, for asmuch as I knowe, & do faithfully beleue yt according to ye saying [Page] of saint Paul. i. Tess iiii. when the Lord him self shal come doun frō heauē, with a shoute and voyce of the archaūgel with the trumpe of god. And those that slepe in Iesus Christ, shal arise first before those which remain thē vpon the earth, & shalbe caught vp also with them in the cloudes, to mete the Lord in the ayr, & so shal we euer be with the Lord, wherfore I am cōforted and satisfied with these words. And therfore I remit & referre the burying of my body, vnto ye discression of Iane my wife who is a christian woman, and whō I only make my executrix.

And as touching the distribucion of my tē peral goodes, which are but smal, although they are more a thousand times then I was worthy of, for that I receiued the same at ye hands of god, honour praise & thankes be to him for it, and hath cōmaūded me, as a faithful & wise steward, to bestow the same according to his wil. I haue partly in my life time (albeit I might haue done much more) dys­tributed the same: And that, that is remai­ning at this present, aswel moueable as vnmoueable, I gyue them aswell heare in Ireland as England holy vnto Iane my wyfe. And also I geue vnto her my leace of the personage Tymolynge begge, my lease of my house that I nowe dwel in, my lease of the personage of Wyckelowe, my Custodia of much Cabragh and Pylletteston of ye which [Page] I trust the lord deputy of Ireland that shal be next and the counsel of ye same wil graūt vnto her, a further leace for .xxi. yeares. Also I geue & bequeath vnto her al such debtes, & other sommes of monye as are due vnto me, aswell at the kynges maiesties handes or at anye other personnes. Also I geue vnto her suche somes of mony or lande as shal please the kinges maiestie to giue me for my recompence of my seruyce doone heare to paye my debtes withal. In witnesse of al the premi­ses I the sayed Richarde Brasier haue subscrybed thys my laste wyl the daye and yeare aboue wrytten. Thys my Testamente is of George my seruauntes hande and myne.

Per me. Richarde Brasier.

¶ Imprinted at London by Ihon Day: dwelling ouer Alders­gate beneth S. Martins.

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