Lincoln Wills: Volume 1, 1271-1526. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1914.
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[John Bronde of Frampton, a.d. 1524.]
27 March, 1524. I John Bronde of Frampton, etc. To be buryed in the churche off our lady off Frampton, and my best beyst to be my mortuarye after the custome off the towne. To the hye awter off Frampton for tythes forgotton vjd. To every awter in the said churche iiijd. To the belles iiijd. To the churche warke xxd. To the torches vjd. To our moder churche off lincoln vjd. To the moderlesse chylder at saynt kateryns ijd. To our ladyes gild off Frampton xs. For a trentall to be songe in the church off Frampton xs.
This is the last will of the said John Bronde, the day and yere abovesaid. To Jenytt my wiffe my house that I dwell in withe the purtenaunce the terme off hyr liffe, and aftyr hyr decesse I will it remayn to thomas bronde my sonne and to his heres off his body; yff the saide Thomas dye without suche heres then I will the said house be sold bi the sight off thomas bronde my broder, John cony, John Tonherd and William Jenyson, and disposyd in the churche of Frampton bi the sight off the said mene as the thinke most expedient for the helthe off my saull, that is to wytt, parte to our ladys gild off Frampton and the other parte to the churche reparacion. To thomas bronde my sonne a howse lyinge at Frampton Crosse in fee symple. To Jenytt my wiffe. I will that my howsold stuffe be equally shiftyd bitwyne Jenytt my wiffe and thomas bronde my sonne. I will that eche off my godchilder as well within the towne as witheout have iiijd. To John Tounherd, george carleton, John Androwe, Thomas Fowle, Jamys haryson. The residew off my guddes I giffe to Jenytt my wiffe and Thomas my sonne, whom I make myne executors, and Thomas bronde my broder to be supervisore. Wytnes hereoff, sir John hosburnby, Thom' bronde, Will' Jenyson, John Tounherd, and Richard gryndy.
[Elizabeth Abraham of Sutterton, widow, a.d. 1524.]
1 April, 1524. I Elizabeth Abraham widow off Sutterton, etc. To be buryed by my husband Robert Abraham within the churche off our lady in Sutterton, and my mortuary after the costom off the towne. To our lady warke in lincoln iiijd. To the orphans at saynt kateryns witheout the walles there iiijd. To the hye awter off Sutterton ffor tythes fforgotton viijd. To saynt nicholas awter iiijd. To the other ij awters there to ether off theme ijd. To the churchewarke there ijs. To every light ther cownptable ijd. To John percye on lambe. To Richard ovester on yow. To every godchild that I have iiijd. To the wiffe off John ordynge off kirton my best bedys. To William ovyster my godchild on acr' lande called gibbon land the wiche Robert Abraham my husband gaffe me bi his last will, to hym his heres and assignes. To the said Will' owyster on mancion withe the purtenaunce as it lyes, the wiche I bought lately off henry percy off Sutterton, the terme off his liffe, And after his decesse I will that Richard owyster his sonne and my godsonne have the mansion as it lies bi the heges, and John owyster his brother the elder the lathe withe the purtenaunce as it lies bi the dykes and the hegges. And I will that iff the forsaid Richard decesse within lawffull age that his parte off the mancion withe the purtenaunce as it lies remayn to John owyster the elder his broder. And iff John owyster decesse within lawffull age I will that the mancion withe the purtenaunce as it liethe, the lathe with the purtenaunce as it liethe, remayn to the township and churchemasters off Sutterton to be sold, and the money theroff to be disped within the said parishe and parishe churche in prestes singynge and other charytable warkes ffor my saull, the saull of Robert Abraham my husband, my parentes, benefactors and all criston saullys. The residew off my other guddes I giffe to william owyster my godchild, whome I orden executor to brynge me forthe in funerall expenses, etc., and to dispose for the helthe of my saull and all criston saulles as he thinkes most best to plese god and most profytt for my saull. And I will that John Ordynge off kyrton be the supervysor. Theys beyng wytnes, Sir John wright parishe priest there, Henry percy, John Alyn off Sutterton, withe many other moo.
[Margaret Jakson of Bicker, widow, a.d., 1524.]
7 April, 1524. I Margaret Jakson of Byker, late the wyf of William Jakson of the same make my testament and last will, etc. To be buried in the cherche yerd of saynt Swythin of Biker. For my mortuary my best beste. To the high awter for tithes forgoten iiijd. To our ladies awter ther iiijd. To St. Nicholas awter ther ijd. To the churche werke of Byker for the vjs. viijd. that my husbond gave and of my devotion bothe a cowe. To the reparacion of the chapell in the said churche yerde one cowe. To our mother churche of lincoln vjd. To the faderlys children of st. Catheryns with out the yates of lincoln iiijd.
This is my last will: To Nicholas my sone xx ewes and xx lambes. To John Ranson, Agnes Ranson, Agnes castell, John Jakson my brother sone, and John Raynoldson. I will xxx off my best weders be sold to performe my husbandes will and myne. I will x off the best weders be taken out to be slayn and disposed for my husband and me. To William, Thomas, Robert, Margarett and alys my childern. To Nicolas my sonne my house and my landes sett and lyinge in Swyneshed to hym and hys heres of hys body, and he to giffe to William, Thomas, and Robert my childern, every on them vjs. viijd. in recompense of Richmond fee, and to an obytt yerely in bikar, expendinge theron yerely iijs. iiijd., and iff he dye havyng no child on liffe, I will it remayn to the next off my sonnys in like estate, and in likewise frome on to an other off my childern. Iff the all dy withe out heres off there bodys, wiche god forbyd, then I will the said howse and landes remayn to the feoffes off our ladys gild in swyneshed, and the to kepe the obytt, except v stong land lyinge nyghe the trinitye chapell wiche I will to be sold bi the said feoffes to the full valour, and the money so receyed to be delt the more part emonges pore pepull and the other to the mendinge of the church ways that I and my frendes bi whom it come may be prayd for; and iff any former will or dede can be shewyd lefully where as I may nott lawfully thus giffe it, I will this gift be voyd or elles not to be performed. I will the land, so tyme John Daw land, remayn to nycolas my sonne and to myn other childer after hym, so that he kepe the obyt expendinge theron as it apperithe in the last will off the said John Daw. If all my childern dye without heres off there bodys, it shall remayn to the chauntre prest of Biker, and he to kepe the obytt. To Margarett my daughter my best coverynge, a blankitt, a bolster, ij pillows off the best, a tester withe curtayns Rownd abowitt the bedd, my best gowne, my best kirtill, a violitt reband with silver aglyttes, my bedys, ij belled candilstikkes, ij potygers, a salt off pewter, a peyr off silver hokys, etc. To Alys my doughter ij payr off flaxon shetys, ij payr off harden, a red coverlytt, my whyt bedys, a blake rebon, ij belled candilstikkes, a bord clothe, a towell, my russytt gowne, my blake kirtill, etc. Iff either off my doughters dye unmaryed, etc. The residew off my guddes I giffe to Nicholas my sonne and he to fynde Robert and alys my childern mett, drynke and clothes unto thei come to the age off xij yere, and to kepe thomas at scole the space of iij yeres next comynge. I make nicolas my sonne my executor, and master John litilburye supervisor. Witness, sir Robert Jonson preste, thomas browne, John Jakson, Richard Looke, withe other moo dyverse.
[John Kyng of Moulton, a.d. 1524.]
15 April, 1524. I John Kyng of Multon in Holland, etc. To be buried in the churchyard of molton aforsaid, and my mortuary after the custome of the towne. To the hygh awlter xxd. To the lightes xijd. To our lady of lincoln viijd. To saynt katerins ijd. To the light of austyn dyke [?man]tyn' (fn. 1) vjs. viijd. To the church werk of molton vjs. viijd. To the skasse light ijd. To John my son my howse which I dwell in with the landes that longyth to it both free and copy, kepyng the obite expressed in my fathers testament, to hyme and to his eyres of his body; and if he decease with out eyrs, I will that thomas my son have it after the maner befor said; and if he decease with out eyris, I will it remayn to Jone my dought' and her eyris; and if she die with out eyris, I will it remayn to Agnes my dought' and to her eyris; and if she die with out eyris, I will that it be sold by the churchewardens of molton at that tyme beyng with the counsell of the curate, and the money therof to fynd a prest to syng for my sowle my frende[s] sowle[s] and all cristen sowles. I will that John my son have my landes at cobett, etc. To John kyng son of Thomas kyng my howse in Weston on the est parte with the landes longyng therto, and the grene with the easment of the stow. I will that he have the groundes at the cony garth and a shepe. To Jone my doughter a boysse of key and a hekforth of ij yere old, iij eewes, iij brasse pottes of the best, and iij pannes, all my lynnyn and pewter not bequethed. To John Nycoll. To Thomas my son a pot, a basyn, a laver and ij pewter dishous. I will that a prest syng for my sowll a quarter of a yere. To the iiij orders at Boston iiijs. The resydue of my goode[s] shall be at the distributon of Thomas my son and robert nycall, the to pay my dette[s] and distribute them for my sawle, etc., whome I constitute my executours, thei to have for ther labour vjs. viijd. apece. Thes wittnessyng, sir robert lownd, Robert nicoll, thomas kyng, John kyng, and John kyng.
[William Joneson or Johnson of Thimbleby, a.d. 1524.]
10 May, 1524. I William Joneson of Themylby, etc. To be buried in the church yerd of saynt margaret of themylby with my best thyng to my mortuary as the law requireth. To our lady of lincoln vjd. To the hygh awlter of themylby viijd. To the churches of Edlyngton, Horncastr', Langton, and Wodhall iiijd. apiece. To saynt margaret gyld di' a quart' barly. To the plow gyld a bushell barly. To the sepulcre a bushell barly. To All Haloys lyght a stryke barly. To the wessall lyght of themylby a stryk barly. I will that my daughters Jane and marjery ether of them have j cowe, j yew, etc., when thei shall be maryed. The resydue of all my goodes not willet nor bequethed I giff to Beatrice Johnson my wiff, the which I make my executrix, and Thomas Smith the supervisor.
This is the last will of me William Johnson of themylby as concerning the disposicion of all the lande[s] with the appurtynaunce in themylby, horncastle and Woodhall. To Jane my daughter all my lande[s] with the appurtenaunce in Hornecastell when she is of the age of xx yeres, and to that tyme I will that Beatrice my wiff have the yerly rent ther of paying and doyng the chyff rent and servys, etc. To Jane my doughter iij lande/[s] in the est feld of themylby lying apon the hyll, and in the north fyldes of themylby a acre rygg that lyeth on the bargh, to her and her eyre[s] for ever, paying and gyffyng to the chyff lords rent and servis, etc. Iff she dye with out heyris of her body the land in hornecastell and themylby shall holly remayne to margaret my doughter to her and her eyris, etc. To Margaret my doughter on howse in themilby in the howse [sic] of John Westebby with on land in the west fyld buttyng apon Westebby dyke, with iiij lande[s] in the est feld at toft gate, with on land in syge holme, and iiij lande[s] in Wodhall fell, to her and to her eyris for ever, and to enter when she shalbe maryed, etc. If it happen her to dye with out eyris of her body, then I will that land remayn holly to Jane my doughter to her and her eyris of her body for ever. The resydue of all my lande[s] with the appurtynaunce I gyff to Beatrice duryng her liffe, and after her decease holly to remayn to margaret my doughter and to her eyre[s] of her body; remainder to Jane my dought' and to her eyris of her body; and if hit happon Jane and Margaret to dye with out eyris of ther bodyes, then I will that all my lande[s] in the townes and fyldes of themylby horncastell and Wodhall to be Thomas Smith my supervisor of this my last will or els my ffeffe[s] of my lande[s], and the one halff of the money therof takyn to be disposed for my sawll, my wiffe[s] and children sawlle[s] and all my good frynde[s] sawlle[s], and the resydue to be devided equally in ij partyes, the one parte to be gyffyn to saynt katerns gyld in hornecastell, and the other parte to saynt marget gyld of themilby. Witnesse, Sir Thomas Tornar chapplen, John Johnson, William Whetbred, thomas heypyswell, Robert leddsmith, with other moo.
[John Gune of Pinchbeck, a.d. 1524.]
12 May, 1524. I Jhoannes Gune of pinchbeke, etc. My body to be buryed in the churche of pinchbeke with my mortuary to be offered for the helthe of my sowle as the custom of the said towne shall require. To the hygh awlter in the said church for oblacons and tithes forgoten vjs. viijd. To every other awlter in the saide churche xijd. To the churche werke of pinchbeke xxs. To the churche werk of lincoln xijd. To the children at saint katerins with out Lincoln xijd. To a honest prest iiijor marke to syng for my sowle in the churche of pinchebeke one half yer. I will have disposed for my sowle and my buriall day at masse, dirige and to pore folkes xls. I bequethe to alys my wiff ij howses in Bathrow with the appurtenaunce, and one acre and j roode of Arable landes lying in Custam feldes for terme of vij yer after my decease; remaynder to roger my son and to his assyngers provided alway that iff roger dye befor the terme of vij yere then I will that the said ij howses with the said ij howses [sic] be devided betwyx my ij doughters Elyn and Jane, and to ther eyrs of ther bodyes, And iff any of them dye with out eyris I will that the other shall be her eyre, and if yei bothe dye with oute eyris then I will that the said ij howses and the landes be sold and the money ther for takyn I will that a honest prest have it to syng for my sowle and for all x'sten sowlles in the churche of pinchbeke. I bequethe to Ales my wiff ij Acreland lying in Custdam feldes, called puluertoft land, to her and her assyns. I bequeth to Roger my son all my hors, vjl. in money. To Elyn and Jane my doughters xxti stone weeght weeke and ij neet apiece. The residew of my gode[s] I gyff to Ales my wiff, whom I ordeyn my executrix with the supervision of robert gune and thomas hebartson, and ether of them to have for ther labour xs. Thies wittnesse, sir thomas putterole prest, william salle, John Auerton, x'fer smith, Thomas Garth, with other.
[Richard Tonherd of Frampton, a.d. 1524.]
1 June, 1524. I Richard Tonherd of Frampton, etc. My body to be buryed in the churche of our lady of Frampton, and my best thyng to be my mortuary after the custume of the towne. To the hygh awlter of Frampton for tythes forgoten xijd. To every awlter in the sayd churche iiijd. To the bellys of Frampton xijd. To the churche worke[s] of Frampton iijs. iiijd. To the churche of peter and pawle of Kyrkton iijs. iiijd. To our lady of Lincoln xijd. To the fatherlese children of saynt kateryns without the wallys of Lincoln iiijd.
This is the last will of me the said Richard Tonherd, made the day and yere abovesayd. To Jenett my wyff my howse that I dwell in with the pertynance the terme of her lyff, and after hyr decease I gyff hit to John Tonherd my son and to his eyre[s] of his body after the forme of the last will of John Ward. Also to Jenett my wyff iij stonges of pasture grownd the terme of her lyff, the whiche I purchased of Rychard Jenyson and one pasture called hargattofft, purchased of mawd howson; remainder in succession to my sons John, Roger and Richard and the eyris male of their bodies; remainder in succession to the female [sic] of my said sonne[s] as afor in the eyre male. To the sayd Jenytt my wiff ij acre and di' arable land in a feld called long toft, whiche I bought of Thomas Gusse; and di' an acre that I bought of the eyris of Christopher Broune the terme of her lyff; remainder to John my son in fee symple. To John my son j acre and iij roode lying at toft gappe, whiche I bought of Edward Howson, in fee symple, under this condicon that he gyff to Jenett his sister at the day of her mariage xls.; also di' acre copyhold land lying in a feld called shorte toft in fee symple; and j rygge called waklyng rigge, whiche I bought of John Tonherd my brother, in fee symple. To the aforenamed Jenet my wiff and Roger my son together ij acre arable land lying in Kyrton feld called mydle fene lande[s], the terme of her lyffe, and after her decease I gyff hit holly to Roger my son. To the same Jenett and Roger iij acre and di' [folio 76d.] in Kyrton in a feld called Symon wheer hurne, whiche I bought of the eyrys of John Tonherd of Kyrton home, and after her decease I will hit remayn all hole to Roger my son and his eyrys male of his body; remainder to John and his eyry[s] male; remainder to Richard and his eyre[s] male. To the said Roger my son ij acre and di' pasture, which I bought of Richard Tomson, lyinge in Kyrton in a feld called sowthedyke in fee symple; and ij acre land arable lying in a feld called Handtoft in fee symple. I will that ij acre land pasture which I bought of John Foox be sold by the syght of my occupyers for iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. to our ladys gyld of Frampton for v score peeres [sic] and iiij, of the which money I gyff to the sayd gyld vjs. viijd., or ele[s] the sayd ij acre to remayn to Roger my son in fee symple, he gyffing hegyng therfor the sume as afor is sayd, and to our lady gyld of Frampton vjs. viijd. To the same Roger my sone j acre and di' arable land, that I bought of William Garrad of Frampton, lying in Kyrton yngges in fee symple. To Jenet my wiff ij acre pasture lying in Frampton in a place called medyll gate, the whiche I bought of the eyris of x'pofer Browne, and ij acre j roode arable land in longtoft fyld, whiche I bought of the eyrs of Christopher Browne, the terme of her liff; remainder to Richard my son and his eyris male; remainder to John and Roger my sonnes and ther eyres. To Jenet my wiff j acre and iij roodes land arable lying at litle fen bryge, the whiche I bought of Edward Howson, also j acre and di' arable land, also iij rood arable land, the terme of her lyff, with remainder to Richard my son in fee symple; also j acre land lying in long fenne lande[s], the whiche I bought of Robert Jonson, with remainder to Ric' my son at the age of xxi yere in fee symple; if the sayd Richard dye before the age of xxj yere[s] it shall be devyded betwyx John and Roger my sons in fee simple. If the said Richard dye without the sayd yere[s] then the iij stong shall remayn to Margaret my daughter in fee symple. To the same Margaret j acre land called short land, the whiche I gaff to her at the day of her mariage according to my last will the whiche is in fee symple. To Jenet my doughter j acre land arable lying in myddle fenne lande[s], the whiche I bought of Richard Tomson, in fee symple. To every godbarne that I have iiijd. I will that John and Roger my sonne[s] or othe assygnars shall kepe a dirige and a masse with note in the churche of Frampton yerly for my sowle, my wyffes sowle, and all crysten sawle[s], for the space of xx yere[s], yerly to be spend ijs. viijd. The resydew of my gooddes I gyff to John and Roger my sonnes, whom I make my executors and they to have for ther labors vjs. viijd. Wittnesse, Sir John Hosburby, Ric' Jenyson, Ric' Garrad of Frampton, Ric' Cony of Kyrton, with many moo.
[Agnes Cony of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1524.]
3 June, 1524. I Agnes Cony of Kirton in Holand makes my testament withe my last will, etc. My body to be buryed in the churche yarde off the blessyd apostilles petur and paull off kirton, and in the name off my mortuarye that thinge that the lawe doth requyre. To the hye awter ijd.; to the churche warke ijd.; to saynt nicholas and saynt kateryn awter six yardes off fflaxon clothe. To our lady off lincoln jd. To Agnes saunderson a blew gowne. To William Donyngton wiffe a kyrcheffe, and to Jenytt Mathew a kerchew. And I giffe to Richard Brandon ij acre land lyinge in southffen londes, and on acre lande lying in Sutterton at a place called the burnde Stulpys. And all my other guddes nether giffyn nor bequethed I giffe and bequethe to Richard Brandon, whome I make my faithfull executur to pay my dettes and to dispose my guddes for the helthe off my saull. Thyes wytnes, Sir Robert medilton, Thomas Roper, Alyn Blisbury, John Saunderson, with other moo.
[Stephen Walnott of Wyberton, a.d. 1524.]
3 June, 1524. I Stevyn Walnott off wiberton, etc. My body to be buryed within the churche off the freers austyns in boston byfore the blessyd Rode, and my mortuarye accordinge to the custome off the churche. To our moder churche off lincoln ijs. To the orphanes of saynt kateryns xxd. To the hye awter in Wiberton churche iijs. iiijd. To saynt Ane awter, our ladyes awter, and saynt kateryns awter in the same churche xxd. apiece. To the torche light in the same churche iijs. iiijd. To the belles in the same churche iijs. iiijd. I will the Alderman off our ladies gild in Wiberton and his successors shall have the hows that I bought off Syr William Elred withe on acre and iij stonge called donyngton lande lyinge in the feldes off Wiberton immediately after my decesse frely to the meintenaunce off the said gild off our ladye. Also I will that a prest within the freer austyns in boston bi the assigment off Mr. prior off the said place shall singe for me and all criston soules the space of ij yeres; he to have for his stipend yerely vl. sterling. I will that the iiij orders off freers in Boston shall have yche on of theme to pray for me and all cristen souls vjs. viijd. To Margaret Robynson and Annes Brownell my servaunts. To the austyn freers in boston vj meche kye. I will that the day off my buryinge shalbe distribute in the austyn freers in boston emonges suche pepull as shalbe at my buryall a ffatt neytt and a sheip with as muche breid and drynke as shall extend to the valour off xxs. The Residew off my guddes I comitt to the discretion off Mr. Thomas Swillington doctor off divinitie prior off the forsaid austyn freers in boston, and Thomas brande off frampton husbandman, whom I make my executours to dispose suche guddes as be unbequethed in warkes of mercy, etc. I make Mr. John Robynson off Boston Esquyer supervisor, and the said executors and supervisor yche off them to have xxs. for there labours. Thies beinge wytnes heroff, Richard Jetor, John Swillington ffishmonger in london, And brian Arly barbour in Boston, withe other moo.
[Richard Jentle of Heighington in the parish of Washingborough, A.D. 1524.]
12 June, 15 . . . (fn. 2) I Richard Jentle of Hekyngton in the parish of Whasshyngburgh, etc. To be buryed in the church yerd of saynt John the evangelyst in Whasshyngburgh. To the hygh awlter of the same for tythes forgoten vjd. To the churche werke of the same a quart' barley. To the Cath' church of lincoln vjd. To every one of the iiij order of freyres in lincoln j stryke barley. To the hygh awlter of brawnston iiijd. To the chapell of heykynton di' a quarter barly. To Sir Henry panton my gostly father to pray for me xijd. I will that the howse I dwell in remayn to Robert my son, and where the said Robert is sodenly departed forth of the cuntrey and not as yet know where he is, if he come howme agayn I will that he gyff my wiff a yer respite to the intent that she remove her guddes and croppe lawfully of the grownd; and if the said Robert fortune to be dede or cum not again I will that my wiff have the said howse vj yeres with all lande[s] and medoys and other profitte[s] longyng to the same; remaynder to Richard Jentle son of the said Robert, and so for lake of yssew to remayn to every one of the said Robert childre after other. If thei all dye without ysshew, it shall remayn to my doughter childre John Dawnce wiff of Rowston. If all thei dye with out ysshew, I will that the said howse be sold and a prest syng for my grantfather, my father, etc., whyls the said monye lastyth. All my goodes unbequeathed I gyff to Jenet my wiff, whome I make my executrix. Witnesse, Syr Henry panton curate, Thomas Gelles of lincoln, Robert Wryght of heykyngton, John Bellamy of the same, xp'ofer wryght of the same, and robert thrylby of the same, with many other.
[Robert Banester alias Webster of Gosberton, a.d. 1524.]
4 July, 1524. I Robert Banester other ways Webster of gosberkirk. To be buryed in the churche yard off gosberkirk, with my mortuary after the custome off the towne. To the hye awtar for tithes forgotten ijd. To our lady off Lincoln ijd. To Jenyt my wiff my howse in Folkingham for the terme off hyr liff, and after hyr decesse I will that Hew (fn. 2) my sone have it to hym to his heres and assignes; and I will that he pay when he hase the forsad howse bi convenient leser to every brother and sister that he hathe vjs. viijd. except mylys wiche I will he have xiijs. iiijd.; and I will that Myles my sonne have the first vjs. viijd. and the last, and so after to his brother and his sisters as they be in age. The residew of my guddes I giffe to Jenyt my wiff, whom I make sole executrix, Thees beynge witnes, Sir Thomas annes, John Ranson, John Mortimer, with other moo, etc.
[William Jackson of Bicker, a.d. 1524.]
15 July, 1524. I William Jackson of byker, etc. To be buryed in the parych church yerd of saynt Swythune in byker. For my mortuary as the custome is ther. To the hygh awlter in the sayd church for tythes forgoten viijd. To the awlter of our lady ther iiijd. To the awlter of saynt Nicolas ther ijd. To the awlter of saynt leonard ther in the chapell ijd. To the roode light ther j pownd wax. To the reparacion of belle[s] in the sayd church xijd. To our mother churche of lincoln iiijd. To the pupyllys or orphans in the howse of saynt kateryns nyghe lyncoln ijd. I will that Jone my wyff have my messuage in byker wherein I dwell and all other such lande[s] and tenementes as I have or any other to my use in the towne of Byker and in the fylde[s] of the same, for terme of lyff of the said Johne on this condycion that she do sufficiently repayre and meynteyn the said messuage and other the premisses as well in the byldyng as the clawsures of the same. Also that she do kepe and fynd Nycolas my son at her cost and charges unto he come to the age of xiij yere, also that she do kepe and hold yerely in the said parishe church of byker an obite for the sowle[s] of my father and mother and for my sowle, expendyng of the same yerly vjd., that is, iiijd. to be for the obite that is specified in the last will of thomas Jackson my father, and the other ijd. to be to the amplifying of the same obite for the sowle[s] of my wyff, my benefactors, etc. If the sayd Johne my wiff do let the said messuage, etc., dekay, I will that then John Reddware of Wigtofte preste do enter into it, to hold to the use of the said Nicolas, etc.; remaynder unto the said nicolas his heyre[s] and his assynges for ever so that he do kepe the said yerely obite in the said churche of Byker as long as may be suffred by the lawe. If the said Nicolas my son dye byfor he come to the age of xviij yere[s], I will that then the said messuage, etc., be sold by my ffeffe[s], by the discrecyon of my supervisor or the executors of hym, and the money to be disposed with in the churche of byker for my sowle, etc. I will that the sayd John Redware preste be supervisor. The residue of my gode[s] I gyff to Johne my wyffe and to the said Nicholas my son, whom I make my executors, and the parte of Nicolas to be in the custody of the sayd supervisor. Witness, Thomas Jakson of byker, Henry Butler and John Garrard of the same, with other moo.
[John Gyllon of Laughton [near Folkingham], a.d. 1524.]
19 September, 1524. I John Gyllon late of loughton, etc. I will that certayn of my lande[s] begyvyn yerly to the fyndyng of a lampe afor the sacrament in the said church of loughton, and yt to be lyght at all servys tyme evermore to Indure.
[Thomas or John Morelay of South Elkington (fn. 3), a.d. 1524.]
6 October, 1524. I Thomas Morelay, etc. I will that my goodes be devydyd in iij partes, on parte to Margaret my wyff, the secunde parte to my chylder, and the thyrde parte to pay my dettes, etc., and that that remanys more I will that Margarete my wyff devyde it betwyx hyr and my chylder, whome I make my executors. Thes beryng [sic] Sir Ric' Gray (fn. 4) vicar and William hubylthorne. Also on tenement in Clakysby and the lande with appurtenaunce wich my father wytt me aftyr the decease of my mother I will that John Moreley my sone have it.
[Thomas Pelson of Burgh in the Marsh, a.d. 1524.]
18 October, 1524. I Thomas pelson off Brugh, etc. To be buryed in the churche off saynt peter in brugh, and that the law requirethe for my mortuarye. To the hye awter in the moder churche off lincoln xxd. To the Redd arke xxd. To the pore childer at saynt kateryns in lincoln xijd. To the prior and convent off Bullington to pray for my saull iijs. iiijd. To the trinite gild and our lady gild in Brugh my greitt maser for the well off my saull and all my friendes saulles. To Agnes my wiffe howsold stuffe within the durrys, etc., and after hyr decesse I will that alys my daughter and wiffe to thomas wright have hyr best gerdill. And after hyr decesse I will that a dosen silver sponys that my wiffe hase and ij masers bi devyded bitwixt Robert, and thomas wright, myn executors. To Agnes brigg. To Julyan counper vjs. viijd. yerely duringe hyr liffe. To hyr childer ij kye, etc., and to every of theme xxs. To ether off my brothers daughters. To agnes pelson my broders daughter a masser that I pleged ffrome mald halden. To Kateryn my sister vjs. viijd., and to yche off hyr childer on sheip. To Will' Jakson. To ich on off my godchilder viijd. To the rode light in brughe churche vjs. viijd. To Brughe churche aforsaid ij copys off blew velvytt price vjl. xiijs. iiijd. iff the said somme may be gotton off the mynesters off the guddes off Robert crathorne sum tyme off Boston; the dett apperith bi obligacion. I will that Robert my sonne kepe on Rowell byfore sayn savyour, and on tapor bifore our lady off petye in the churche off Brughe the space off xij yeres. I will that an yerely obytt shalbe donne within the churche off Brughe for the helth off my saull and my auncetors saulles by myn executours and assignes to the valew off vs. and that to be taken off the thyrde part off fyve acres lande lyinge in moung' with Anthony marisse in Wynthorp for the space of iiijxx xviij yeres, etc. I will that my wiffe have the howse that I dwell in, and iiij acres launde called Grymland, withe all the tyell lande that I have in the ffeld all the time off hyr liffe; also a croft called maltby croft, and a nother off iiij acres that I toke by Indenture off william pelson so longe as the yeres off the Indentre lastes. I will that ther shalbe sett out after my decesse for the performance of this my will for the space off vij yere on howse that Robert graiffe dwellithe in, and viij acres lond, and ij acres that I bought off william Roderame, and xxiij acres that I bought off thomas wheitcroft lyinge in the northe commyn, and x acres in wynthorp, parcell off pety clarke land, and vj acres called spittilldayll land lyinge in brughe, and I will that my executours have the gydinge and lettinge off this lande durynge the space off vij yeres. Then I will that the vj acres called spitilldayll lande retorne to thomas wright and alice his wiffe to theme there heres and assignes for ever. I will the residew of the forsaid laundes returne and remayn to Robert my sonne duryng his liffe, and after his dethe I will thomas pelson my god son and son to the forsaid Robert have the howse that Robert greiffe dwellithe in, and x acre land ther, and the xxiij acr' that I bought off thomas Weytcroft to hym and to his heres. I will that Roberte pelson have all my other landes in brugh, wynthorp and Ardelthorp to hym his herys and assigns for ever. I will that myn executours make an yerly almys in brughe the space off vij yere, thus, at the feist off cristomasse vs. to pore pepull and uppon gud frydaye vs. I will myn executors fynde sir Simon wulby ij yeres to synge and praye for my saull, my frendes saulles, etc. To ych on off Robert pelson childer, and Thomas wrightes childer. To sir thomas Jonson parson of scremby xs., whom I make supervisour. The residew of my guddes to Robert pelson of brughe and thomas wright off alford, whom I make my executors, they to dispose for the helth off my saull, etc. Wyttnes hereoff, henry paronell, walter Seyll, Thomas stanmour, Thomas wiatson, and John Mason, with other moo.
[Francis Newcom of Waddington, a.d. 1524.]
18 November, 1524. I Frances Newcom of Wadington, etc. To Emote my wif the copy of my house to the tyme that John my son be xxty yeres of age, and then he to entre to it and have it, to him and the heyres of his body; remainder to Robert my son and the heyrs of his body; remainder to Richard newcom my broder. Thies beyng witnesses, Robert Hamond, Thom' newcom, William pelle, and more.
[Robert Isotson of Billinghay, a.d. 1524.]
26 November, 1524. I Robert Isotson of Billinghay, etc. My body to be buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew of Billinghay, and for my mortuary according to the custom of the parish. To the high altar of Billinghay vjd. To the fabric of the church of the blessed Mary of Lincoln iiijd. To the iiij orders of friars of the city of Lincoln xvjd. To the order of black monks without the city of Lincoln iiijd. To William Williamson one house according to the form of my copy which I hold of the prior of Catley. The residue of my goods I give to the said William Williamson, whom I make my executor, to dispose for the helth of my soul. These being witnesses, William Hyckson chaplain, Thomas Coke, Thomas Diconson, with others.
[John Parleben of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1524.]
26 November, 1524. I John parleben of Kyrton in Holland, etc. To be buryed in the churche of Kyrton. I bequethe in the name of my mortuary that thing that the lawe dothe requyre. To the high altare of Kyrton for forgoten tenthes xijd. To every altare of the sayde churche vjd. To the churche warke of Kyrton vjs. viijd. To our moder church of Lyncoln vjd. To the pour childern withoute the walles of Lincoln iiijd. To Margaret my wife iiij acr' pasture in sutterton to the tyme that John my sone come to the age of xx yeres, and then I wille that the saide lande and pasture remayne to John my son in fee symple. To Margarete my wyfe my house in Rynghell gate in fee symple. Yf so happen that Agnes parleben daughter of Laurence parleben dye withoute heyrs of hir body, then I will that the house that was my faders remayne to John my son in fee symple. To Jenet my daughter shepe, etc., and xls. or else xxl., and xls. in money to hir chamber. I will that the said good or catall be delivered into the handes of Richard perre and remayne with hym to the day of hir maryage. If Jenyt my daughter dye or she come to maryage I will that xvjl. of hir goods remayne to the churche of Kyrton and there to be bestowed in the reparacion of the northe Ile by the oversyght of the churche maisters and iiij of the honest men of the towne, and the other iiijl. remayne to John my son to bryng hir fourthe with all. To Humfryde parleben. The resydue of my goodes I gyfe to Margaret my wyfe and John my sone, whome I make my executours. I will that John Meres, Esquyer, and Ric' perre of Kyrton, yoman, be my supervisors. Theis Witnesses, Sir John Brewster of kyrton, Thomas Stalworth of the same, John Oldeworthe of the same, with other moo.
[William Adam of Quadring, a.d. 1524.]
4 December, 1524. I William adam off quadringe, etc. To be buryed in the parishe church yarde off Quadringe. For my mortuary as the custome is there. To Agnes my wiffe my messuage wiche I dwell in with all my lands belongynge to it withall there appurtenance duringe the holl terme off hyr liffe, and iff she be now with child I will that after hyr decesse the premises remayn to hyr child; remaynder to John adam off quadringe my broder. The residew off my guddes I giffe to agnes my wiffe, whom I make my executrice. Thies beinge wytnes, sir henry lokland prest, John vyley, and John Jenkynson, withe other moo.
[Robert Snell of Quadring Eaudyke, a.d. 1524.]
12 December, 1524. I Robert snell off quadringe Edyke, etc. To be buryed in the churche yard off sant margaret off quadringe. To the chapell off quadringe Edike j salt panne to fynd singynge breid and wyne within the said chapell. To my iij sonnes William, Thomas and Henry xx yows, the wiche xx yows I will William snell my broder have the governance and lett theme to the use and profette off my said sonnes to the tyme the come to the age of xxty yere, etc. To Alice my wiffe my house with the purtenaunce duringe hyr liffe; remaynder in succession to William, Thomas and Henry my sonnes and Alys my daughter and the heres off their bodies; remaynder to the chapell off our lady off quadrynge Edike. The residew off my guddes I giffe to alce my wiffe, whome I make my executrix. Thies beinge wytnes, Thomas Sherfforthe, Henry aleige, William snell, withe other moo.
[William Peerson of the city of Lincoln, alderman and draper, a.d. 1524.]
23 December, 1524. I William Peerson of the Cytie of Lyncoln Alderman and draper, seeke, etc., ordens my last mynde and will, etc. To be buryed within the churche of seynt mary in the high quyre within the suburbes of the said Cytie. I bequeathe in the name of my mortuary after the custome of the said Cytye. To the churche for my buryall xs. To the high altare of the said churche for tythes forgoton iijs. iiijd. To the warke of our lady in the monastery of lyncoln xxd. To thordere of whitt freres iijs. iiijd. To eche of the other iij others [sic] of freres in Lyncoln xijd. To the gylde of our lady foundid in the churche of seint marys aforsaid xijd. To the gylde of seynt Nicholas callid the clarkes gyld ijs. I bequethe to be done for me iij trentalles, that is to saye, one of them to be done the day of my buryall, and the other ij to be done at scala celi. I bequethe to be done at my vij day to pour folke ob' brede or elles to be delte to pour folke the sume of xls. where moste nede requyrethe, yf it may be borne. To Richard Peerson my brodre my seconde Jak. To Jenet my syster sone a swerde. To Margaret person my wyfe the house which I have taken by indenture of thabbot and convent of Thornton duryng hir lyfe, and then to remayne to Izabell peerson my dowghter duryng the terme of thindenture; remaynder to the churche of saynt marys, and then the churche wardens for the tyme beyng shall cause one obbit yerely to be done for all christen saules, and dispose at the said obit ijs. so long as the said indentures dureth. To Elyzabeth my daughter the house whiche I have taken by indenture of the pryour and convent of hauerholm, she to sell thindentur after the counsell of myn executour and supervisour. To the said Elizabeth j payre of beddes of redde corall with xx gaudes of sylver and gylte with on Agnus Dei and my ijde gyrdell Ivalow harnysid with sylver. To Ame peerson my daughter my best harnyst gyrdill, a payre of beedes of awmber with viij gaudes of sylver, j crusifix of sylver with one broken ryng of goolde, etc. To Izabell peerson my daughter j payre of bedes of blak jett with vj gaudes of sylver and gylte, with ij rynges of silver and my iijde gyrdell in valew harnyst with silver. I will my goodes be departed in iij partes, one parte for me to be disposed, the ijde to Margaret my wyfe, and the iijde parte to my childern. If anything happen the said Ame peerson or Izabell peerson my daughters before they come to lawfull age then ther partes shalbe song for with j preste in the churche of seynt marys for all christen soules, etc. I will that John Dutton of Branceton wever be myn executor and he to have for his labor a gowne furred with new fox, and xs. Sir Thomas Leche my ghostly fadre to be supervysor, and he to have for his labour vjs. viijd. Wytnes, William Palframan, oliuer Huddiston, Thomas Emundson, with other moo.
[Lawrence Paynson of Leake, a.d. 1524.]
The last day of December, 1524. I Laurence paynson of Leeke, etc. To be buried in the churche yard of leeke. In the name of my mortuary as custume requiris. To the anowrment of the high awlter in leeke iiijd. To every other awlter in the said churche ijd. To the anowrment of our lady of leeke iiijd. To the byldyng of the new Steple ther iijs. iiijd. To the churche werke of our lady of lyncoln iiijd. To saynt katryns without lyncoln ijd. To our lady of Walsyngham iiijd. To Elizabethe my doughter my messuage with ij acre land and a halff that it standys apon with halff an acre pasture lying in fenlandes of the northsyde of on pasture called podayls, and to her heyres of her body, etc., withe free ingayte and outgayt and chasse and rechasse thorow the said pasture called podayls to the half acre pasture for ever more. To Margaret my doughter on pasture called podayls cont' vj acres, and to her heres of her body, of this condycion that she kepe my yerday in the churche of leeke by the space of xij yeres next after my deceasse, warryng every yere iijs. iiijd. for my soule, my wyff, the sowlys of my fader and mother, and all christen sowlys. Yff other of my doughters dye without heyres of their bodyes, then I wyll that she that lyvys have her part that dyes. Iff both dye without such heyres, then I will that the said capitall messuage with all the other landes be sold by my feoffes and the kyrkgrawes of leeke for the tyme beyng, And the one halff of the money be wared of one prest to syng in the churche of leeke for the sawles aforsaid, And the other halff to be waryde in the same church where moost nede is. The residew of my goodes I gyve to Wylliam Alanson and to John Steyle, whome I make my executours, with sir Thomas paynson supervisour, and he to have for his labour iijs. iiijd. Thes wittnes, sir Robert arnald, Richard gregby, and wylliam wheitley, with other.
[John Newcum of Waddington, a.d. 1524.]
13 January, 1524. I John Newcum of Wadington, etc. To be buryed in the churche of Wadington. For my mortuary as the law of holy churche dothe requyre. To our ladys warke of lyncoln xijd. To the churche of Wadington iijs. iiijd. To the same churche of Wadington for my buriall iijs. iiijd. To the high altar of Wadington xijd. To the churches of Nocton Dunston, Harmston, Bracebrigg, and Mere vjd. apiece. To the whittfreres, the freres Augustyns, the gray freres and the blakk freres of Lincoln half a quarter of barley apiece. To every god child that I have of Wadington. To William Newcum, Thomas Newcum and Robert, my sonnes, each vl., etc., for his childe parte. To Agnes Newcum, Margarete Newcum, Emot Newcum, and to Elizabeth my daughters, each vj mark for hir childes parte. To Elizabeth my wife the copy of my house with vj oxgange land and a quarter during hir lyfe; remainder in succession to William, Thomas and Robert, my sonnes, and the heyres of their bodies; remainder to be solde and the money to be disposid for the wele of my soule, my wifes soule, and for the soules of William Newcum and Agnes Newcum his wyfe, my father and mother. To Elizabethe my wife the copy of iij oxgang that I did by of Robert Cartwright during hir lyfe, and after I will that she do give it to Thomas Newcum or to Robert Newcum, my sonnes. The residew of my goodes I gyve to Elyzabeth my wyfe, whiche I ordeyne my executrice that she may dispose it for the wele of my soule, etc. William Newcum my sonne to be supervisour. Witnes, Robert Baneray, Robert Hamond, William More, William Mason, Thomas Sherpe, and mo.
[John Maners the younger of Pinchbeck, a.d. 1524.]
17 January, 1524. I John Maners of pinchbeke, the yonger, etc. To be buryed in the churchyard off pinchbeke, with my mortuary to be offered for the helthe of my saull as custom requires. To the hye awter off pinchbeke ffor tithes forgotten xxxs. To every other awter in the said churche xijd. To the churchwarke xls. I bequeth to by on payr off silver candilstikkes off silver viijl. To an honest preest to synge for my saule in the churche off pynchbeke ij yere, and to singe messe every day when he is disposed at viij off the cloke, and to have for his stipend xl. xiijs. iiijd. To the churche warke of lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the childern at saynt kateryns withoute lincoln xxd. To the churche warke off Gosberkirk xs. To the churche warke off Surflett vjs. viijd. To the church warke off Wolley xxs. For mendinge the causey frome my howse to the churche xls. To Nicolas my sonne vjl. xiijs. iiijd., ij chargers of pewter, and ij brasse pottes, on that was my moders, and on that was his moders, etc., and he to receve the said money when he shalbe xx yeres of age, etc. To Robert my sonne xl. to receve it when he shalbe xx yeres of age, etc. If my wiffe may be delyvered off the child that she is with I bequethe to it xl., to be delyvered to itt when it shalbe xx yeres of age, etc. If all my childern dye bifore the be xx yeres off age, then I will the said money be giffyn to an honest prest to singe for my saule and all criston saules in the churche off pinchbeke so longe as the money will last, the prest to have for his stipend yerely viij mark. To Jane my wiffe xll., etc. The residew off my guddes I putt to the disposicion off my godfader John menard, whom I make executour, and he to have for his labour xls. Thies wytnes, Thomas pottrell prest, Thomas stanerd, and Rauffe Rooson, withe other moo.
[Robert Pell of Newton near Folkingham, a.d. 1524.]
10 February, 1524. I Robert Pell of Newton hathe made my testiment, etc. To be Beryed in the Chyrcheyard of saynt Bothall of Newton. I beqwthe my mortuary thatt thyng thatt the laue Requeryth. To the hegh awter of Nevton ffor thythes forgottyn xxd. To the mothir Chyrche of owr lade off lincoln xijd. To the Chyrche of Nevton vjs. viijd. To William my brother on stir blakedovyd, on stag grey, A Bay ffile, and a brase pote. To the [y]er daye of Adam Scoche on yong qwe. To Alice my wyffe my howse withe the purtenys to the tyme thatt my son be of xviij [s]eres of age, and my wiffe to kepe hit in gud reparacion with owtyn makyng of any wast'; and at the xviij [s]eres end it shall be delyveryd unto my son in ffull strenkyth and possession. And ȝeff thatt awte com att my son I wyll ytt goo to my dowtyre. And ȝeff awte com att them I wyll that ytt be sold and the on halffe to go to the Chirche to kepe myn obiit ffor me and my fryndes, And the othir parte to be desposid in Almus ffor the welthe of my soll. To William my son on que brandid, and iiij yows, ij bolle Caffes. To Genett my dowt'. To Elizabet' my dowt'. To the upholdyn of owr ladie lyght in the Chirche of Newton ij yowes and ij wethir chepe. To Alice my servand on que Calffe. To Adam my boy a yow. To the Armett of Brygdyke to say v messis xxd. The Resideu of my gudes nott beqwethyd I geffe to Alice my wyffe and John pell, whom I make my executes to depose ffor the welthe of me soll, soo thatt my Chyldir be browght upe of my gudes to they be of xviij [s]eres of age. In wytnes herof, Sir M'hiell Cottom parson of Newton, Thomas Clipsam of walcott, Thomas Crosbe of Newton, Thomas Gefferey of the sam', with other mo.
[John Compton of South Willingham, a.d. 1524.]
16 February, 1524, 16 Henry VIII. I John Compton of Southwyllyngaym, etc. To be buryed in the chauncell in the church off St. Martyn of Southwyllyngaym and my best good to bee my mortuarie. I will that Jane my wiff stond and bee seased of the mesuages called the manner plaice wherin William Williamson dwelleth, and the mesuage wherin I now dwell, and the mesuage in the holdyng of Robert Dowse, with all their appurtenances, for terme of here liff, and after hir desseasse to thuse of my right heir William Compton. To our laides alter of Lincoln xijd., and to the churche werke of the same viijd. To the bellis of Southwyllyngayme oon quarter of wheite. To the highe awter of the same church xijd. To Donsby Church iijs. iiijd. To Braswell church ijs. To Dygsby church xxd. To the prior of Cathley and his chanons xijd., and to the nunnes xijd. To the prior of Hauerame xijd., and to the nunnes xijd. To the abbott of Newbo iijs. iiijd. To William my sonne a gray stagge and a kowe, and to his wiff Elizabeth iiij ewes and iiij lames. To Gylys my sonne a great ballde gelldyng. To Raulff Compton, Thomas Compton, William Compton, and Mary Compton ij ewes and ij lambes each. To Grace Shefeld my doughter a kow for her labour. To Elizabeth Shefeld, George Shefeld, and Edmunde Shefeld. To Ambros Burnett. To Kateryn Trowte, John Sheiperde, John Cowper, Thomas Nevell and Thomas Whitebred. To Alice Dogemoton, To my wiff the hoile cropp of myn awn tillage. I will that my houshold servants and chilldren be contynually keapt together of my hoile goodes unto the fest of Philip and Jacobb next cumyng. The residew of my goodes to be devided in thre partes, oon to bee disposed for my saule, The ijde to my wiff, and the iijde to John Compton, Gyles . . . . . (fn. 4) Grayce Shefeld, Emott Compton, Kateryn and Jane Compton provyded [my] wiff shall have in hir iijde parte the hoile draught, vz., iiij oxen and ij horsses, etc. I make myn executours Jane my wiff, Charolus Shefeld and John Compton. I will that William my sonne be supervisor. Wittness, Sir Richard Barkar, John Symonde, William Williamson, with other moo.