Will of Hugh Say, mercer of London, 10 December 1517

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Annotated transcription of the will of Hugh Say of London, alias John day of Bristol, accompanied by a 1,600-word introduction.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 17 Jun 2011

Bibliographical note

Additional information: The manuscript was formerly Guildhall MS 9171/9. The will is published with the permission of the Diocesan Registrar, and with that of the Corporation of London, with whom the will registers are deposited on long-term loan. The following conventions were employed when transcribing the document: the line spacing, spelling, capitalization, deletions, punctuation and emphasis follow the manuscript; reconstructions of suspensions are in italics; ‘u’ and ‘v’ have been rendered according to the document rather than to modern usage. Squared brackets indicate editorial interventions; apostrophes indicate unclear marks of suspension.

Sponsorship: An output of The Cabot Project (2009-), funded by the British Academy (June 2010-Aug 2011) and Gretchen Bauta, a private Canadian benefactor (May 2011-May 2015).

Contributor: London Metropolitan Archives
Contributor (Other): Say, Hugh
Other identifier: DL/C/B/004/MS09171/009, fos. 70-70v.


  • Bristol
  • Hugh Say
  • John Cabot
  • John Day
  • mercer
  • will


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