Bassingbourne's will was dated September 10, 1838, and proved in London on November 5, 1838. The text of the will was as follows:

My body to be buried in the Trinity church or chancell of Bungay co. Suffolk, near my father and mother there buried. To the reperation of St. Powles church in Norwich. To the poor of St. James parish in Norwich. To my cousin Chapman of Bungay 20s. To Mr. Gamon, minister of St. Lawrence parish in Norwich. To the poor of East Wymer in Norwich. To the children of my daughter Layer £5 each at 21 years. To my son Thomas Throckmorton £100 for the use of my daughter Layer and her children. Her husband John Layer to have no part thereof. To my son-in-law William Railey £100 for his three daughters Margery, Anne, and Susan. To Edward Curtis 40s. To Mary Senior 40s and to the rest of servants 5s. To Hester Throkmorton my wife, household stuff given by my mother Dowinge. To my sons Lyonell, Thomas, John, Miles, and Robert, all my household stuff not before given or bequeathed; and the lease in Norwich which I purchased this 15 Sept. 1638 of Sir Edward Blenerhassett equally divided between them. To Lyonell all my lands etc., in Norwich, Bungay, and elsewhere. To John Linnicke and Hester Gleane £5 each.[1]


  1. ^ History of an American Family