Lincoln Wills: Volume 1, 1271-1526. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1914.
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[William Scortreth of Fullsthorpe in the parish of Trusthorpe, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 12d. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 57d. There is also another copy, much decayed, in 1566 &c., folio 25.]
THE TESTAMENT OF W. SCORTRETH. (fn. 1)
The last day of March, 1526. I William Scortreth off Fullsthorpe in the parishe off trusthorpe, make my last will, etc. I will that Alys my wyffe have all my landes in trusthorpe and fulsthorpe for the space off viij yeres to her fyndyng, and to thentent that she wyth the profyttes of the same shall susteyn and bryng up Agnes my doughter; remaynder to John my sonne and to the heires off hys body, excep on messe and iij roodes off grounde lyeng in rossey, wych I will my son Thomas shall have to hym and to hys heyres off hys body. And yff it happen the sayd John to die wyth out issue off hys body, the sayd landes byfore bequethyd to John shall remayne to Thomas my sonne and to his heyres off hys body. And yff it happen Thomas to dye wythout issue off hys body, the sayd messe wyth the iij roodes off grounde shall remayne to John my sonne and to hys heyres off hys body. And yff John and Thomas dye with out issue off ther bodyes, then I will the sayd messe and all the other landes shall remayn to margaret and agnes my doughters and to ther heyres and assignes for ever. Provyded allwey that Alys my wyffe and John and Thomas my sonnes shall fynde oon lyght off wax byfore our lady in the north Ile off the church duryng the tyme off godes service every festyvall day by the space of xxty yeres next affter my deceasse, that is to say, my wyffe duryng the tyme off hyr yeres, and John and Thomas theyr heyres and assignes unto such tyme as the sayd xxty yeres be fully endyd. The resydew off my goodes I gyff to Alys my wyff, whom I make my sole executrix. Thies wittness, Ric' wryght, sir Thomas wyngood, John Scortreth, Thomas Scortreth, Robert Clerke.
Proved before P., at Alford, 21 April, 1526.
[Thomas Loffeyn of Gedney, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 22. Cóllated with another copy in Var., folio 62.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. LOFFEYN. (fn. 1)
6 April, 1526. I Thomas loffeyn off Gedney in holland makes thys my testament and last will, etc. I will that Emme my wyff have my messe with the appurtenance and xij acres off ground that it standes upon the terme off hyr lyff, and affter hyr departyng to Anne my doughter and to hyr heyres off hyr body lawfully comyng, and in default of such heyres I will it shalbe sold by the hand of myn executor or elles be my wyffe executor and dysposyd off celebracyon off an honest prest so long as it shall indure for me and my good frendes. The residew off my goodes to Emme my wyff, whom I make my executrix, she for to dispose them for the helth off my soule. Thes wyttnes, Robert Sampson, John Elye, Symond foster, phylip Simson, with other moo.
Proved before P., at Sutton, the last day of June, 1526.
[Aleyn Newlande of Fishtoft, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 14. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 58d.]
18 April, 1526. I Aleyn Newlande offt tofft makyth thys my testament, etc. To my wyffe my house as it stondyth, wyth all the grounde belongyng to it; also iiij acres lande arrable lying in the south felde off toffte aforsayd unto the end and terme off xxty yeres, and then to be equally devydyd betwyx my ij doughters, that is to say, Janet and Alys, in fee symple. I bequeth ij acres off lande arable lyeng in the northfelde off toffte to theme and to ther heyres off ther bodyes, and after the deceasse off Janet martyn off freston; and yff ether off them dye with owt heyres off ther bodyes, then it to remayn to John Bate the yonger and Robert bate son off John bate off tofft in fee simple. The resydue off my goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyffe, and John Bate, whome I make myn executors, and Ric' Bollyt (fn. 2) superviser. Thies beyng wittnes, sir Robert byran, sir thomas banester, and Simond Jakson, with other moo.
Proved before P., at leeke, 26 June, 1526.
[Robert Bray of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1526.]
20 April, 1526. I Robert bray off the parysh off kyrton in holand, makes my testament concludyng with my last will, etc. To Robert brey iij acres and a halffe off land wyth the appurtenances buyldyd upon, and when he departes thys present worlde then I will the land remane to the church off kyrton for evermore. I will that my lord off Swyneshed have on acr' land lying at the townys end off kyrton to pray for me, etc. The resydew off my goodes nott witt nor bequethyd, etc., I gyff to Alayn blisbury and Robert brey, whome I ordeyne my executors to dispose my goodes to the most pleasur off god and helth off my soule. Wyttnesses, sir Thomas Ashley, John Fox, with other moor.
Proved before P., at Kyrton, 27 June, 1526.
[John Quadryng of Friskney, a.d. 1526.]
[Var., 65. Collated with another copy in Pryn, page 27, which is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN QUADRYNG. (fn. 3)
28 April, 1526. I John Quadryng, seke in bode, make and ordeyne thys my last will, etc. [My body to be buryd with in the church of all halloys in frysnaye. Also my mortuary to be gyven after law and costome. (fn. 4) To my syster Cecyll Crammor x yowys after they be clyppyd. To Margarett Crammor x yowys clepyd. To my brother Crammor my best bonnett, my boyttes, my spurrys, etc. To my brother John frysnay my saddyll. To Ric' pynchbeke a coytt and a schertte. I wyll that my feffys that be infeoffyd in my landes in orby wych that I had after the dethe of sir John smyth, late vicar of frysknay, and executor unto my father, stand infeoffyd to the fulfyllyng of thys my last wyll, that is to say, fyrst I wyll that all the profettes and Renttes of the sayd landes, the chargys borne, to be Resavyd by John hybtoft to my dettes be payd, etc., and then I will xvjs. of the profettes be stowyd (fn. 5) att skaler (fn. 6) celi for my soull att boston or oder place be the discrecyon of my executors. And that done, then I will yerly to be takyn of the sayd landes iijs. iiijd., and that to be stowyd (fn. 5) yerly of on obytt in fryskney church for the helthe of my soull, and for the soulles of my father and mother; and that so to be kepyd by the space of xvj yeres. Also I will that yff lyon quadryng my brother will pay my dettes and xvjs. to skala (fn. 6) celi, and soo yerly kepe my obytt, and fynde sufficientt suerte to my brother John hybtoft in fulfillyng of thes premisses, then I will my brother lyon have my londes aforsayd. The resydew off my goodes heyr not bequethyd I gyff to the disposyng of my brother John hybtoft, whom I make myne executor, that he farthermore dispose for the well (fn. 7) of my soull. Thyes beryng wyttnes Mr. John fryskney, sir thomas Jordan vicar, John waylle wyth other moy.
Proved before P., in the parish church of St. Peter in Eastgate in the city of Lincoln, 28 July, 1526.
[Robert Porter of Belton near Grantham, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT PORTER.
4 May, 1526. I Robert porter off belton doo make my testament and last will, etc. I will that george my sone have all my landes and tenementes in Sutton and Stanthorp to hym hys heyres and assignes for evermore; also all my landes in markam, Weston, orsyngton and lanum, to have and to hold to hym and hys heyres and hys assignes for evermore. Also I will that the sayd george ratyfye and confirme the joynt' off my wyffe, and over and besydes that I will that the sayd jointer be off the clere valewe off xxs. clere over and above all maner off chargys; and I will it be taken off atkynson house. I will also the sayd george my sone gyve yerly unto Rycherde my sone duryng hys lyff xxs. To Agnes my wyffe the on halff off my moveable goodes, and the other halff to go to the payment off my dettes; and yff they be not sufficient to pay my dettes, then I will that the sayd george my sone and hys heyres shall pay my dettes att hys costes and chargys. I wyll that Agnes my wyffe shall have all hyr clothyng that longes to hyr bak, with all the lynnyn cloth as kerchyffes, aporns, bendys, nekorchyffes, with hyr bedys and hyr arche and her gerdyll. Also wher it hayth bene demaundyd off me certen lande for the behoyff off sanct mary servys off Markam afore sayd, I do depose off my conscience that I do knaw no such that the sayd servys ought to have off me. Notwythstandyng I will, to the Intent I may have prayer, that they shall have off the sayd land to be at the will off my sone george whether he will gyve them ijs. yerly or the lande that they demaunde by ther byllys. The residue off my goodes I wyll that they be desposede affter the discrecyon off agnes my wyffe and George my sone, whome I make myn executors. And I will that Master Augustyn porter be supervisor. Also I charge my chyldren as they will have my blessyng qwyk and dede that they pertrubbyll not my wyff affter my decease. Also to my sone george all suche rente as may be due to me, to have it to the performans off my last will. Also I will that sir Thomas Riddes have vjs. viijd. that I boroyd off hym. Thes beryng wyttnes, sir Ric' katerall person, Mr. Augustyne porter, William aslok, Robert osborne, wyth other moo.
[No probate act.]
[Robert Edriche alias Colson of Thorney in the parish of Spalding, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 22. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 61d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT EDRYCHE. (fn. 8)
6 May, 1526. I Robert Edriche alias Colson of Thorney wythin the parish off Spald', make my testament and last will, etc. To Emmot my dougter iij acr' and di' pasture ground lying in Weston to hyr and to hyr heyres off hyr body; remainder to katheryne my doughter to her and to her heyres off hyr body; remainder to the next off my blode. The residue off my goodes I gyff to the disposicyon off Amy my wyffe Rycherd Edrych and Henry Edrych, whom I ordeyne executors. Also I make Robert hochen supervisor, and that he have for hys labor on gelte horss off iij yeres olde. The resydue off my goodes, my dettes payed and my will performyd, I will remayn hooly to Amye my wyffe. Thes beyng wyttnes, sir Thomas sheryff, Alexander Edrych, and many moo. Mayd and wryttyn the day and yere Above Sayd.
Proved before P., at Sutton, the last day of June, 1526.
[Thomas Jewetson of Stickford, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 13. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 64.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. JEWETSON. (fn. 8)
10 May, 1526. I Thomas Jewetson off Stykford settes my testament, etc. I bequeth vj swades off medow grounde lyeng att byllesby croffte end for to kepe an obbyt for my soule and all crysten soules yerly off sanct Thomas day affter crystynmes. To Beatrix atkyne my syster xs., etc. The resydew off all my goodes nether gyvyn nor wyt I gyff to Jane my wyffe and Wylliam Jewetson, whom I make my executores for to dispose for the helth off my soule as it shall best please god, and Mr. John whytewell for to be superyvsor. Thes wyttnesses, Master John Whytwell, Robert day vicar, John Walker, Thomas utley, with other moy.
Proved before P., at Ingollmellys, 16 June, 1526. Adm. granted to the executors. (fn. 9)
[John Scarlett, the elder, of Gedney in Holland, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 21. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 61d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF J. SCARLET. (fn. 10)
12 May, 1526. I John Scarlett the elder off Gedney in holland makes thys my testament and last will, etc. I will that Jane my wyffe have my messuage standyng in staneys gate, with xix acres off ground and iij roodes with ij acres off fre holde lieng in braytofft the terme off hyr lyff, and after hyr departyng I will that the xix acres and the iij roodes be solde by the handes off hyr executors and be disposyd off celebracyon off on honest prest and in ornamentes belongyng to the sayd church off Gedney. Also I will that the ij acres off fre holde shall remane to Nycholes Smyth my godsun to gyff and to sell. To the sayd Jane my wyffe my messuage stondyng in brodegate with xxj acres off ground the terme off x yeres affter my departyng, and than I wyll it shall remane to Nicholes Smyth my godsun; and yff Nicholys departe thys worlde before the terme off x yeres, Than I will that the messuage wyth xxj acres be solde be Jane my wyffe yff she be a lyffe, or ells be hyr executors, The money theroff commyng I will shalbe disposyd wythin the church off gedney. The resydue off my goodes I put to the dysposyng off Jane my wyffe, whom I make my executrix, and Richerd Welby gent' supervisor. Thes wittnes, Robert Sampson chapland, Ric' Welbe gent', Thomas yong chapland, John scarlet the yonger, and Richerd browne, wyth other moo.
Proved before P., at Sutton, the last day of June, 1526.
[Thomas Sylam of Benington in Holland, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 15. Collated with another copy in Var. folio 58d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. SILAM. (fn. 10)
18 May, 1526. I Thomas Sylam off benyngton makes my testament and last will, etc. To be buryed in the chuchyerde of benyngton, with that the costom requireth to be my mortuary. To our moder church of lincoln iiijd. To my curet for tythes forgotten ijd. To every alter in the church off benyngton ijd. To John Sylam my sone xs. To Rychard Sylam my godsun iijs. iiijd. To Margaret Julian my godougter affter the deceasse off my wyffe on chyst. To Isabell aisby off marum on bras potte. To Alice my wyffe ij pecys off landes, the on in gottyke, the other in the see felde, cont' j ac' and on halfe, to the terme off hyr lyffe; and affter hyr deceasse to remayn to Wylliam my sonne in fee simple. Also I will the sayd Alice have my howse wyth the ground that it standes upon to the terme off hyr lyffe, with the wood and coles accordyng to the bargane mayd befor wyth Roger my sone; and affter her deceasse it shall remane to Roger my sone, he for to pay for it to my executors as was agreyd betwyx hym and me by on pare off Indenturs. To Alice my wyffe vjs. viijd. wyth all hyr stuffe that she brought to me. To William my sonne the house that he wonys in wyth the ground under it in fee simple, and xs. to mend it wyth, etc. To William bothby, Thomas parker and Roos Julyan. To William Stevynson. To sir William Stedman vjs. viijd. The residue off my goodes I gyff to Richerd my sone and William my sone, whome I make my executors, with sir William Stedman supervisor; they to dispose for my soule as they thynk shalbe moost plesure to god. Thes wyttnesses, sir Roger pyshe, John grenewood, and John wartor off benyngton, with other moo.
Proved before P., at leeke, 26 June, 1526.
[John Waren of Holbeach, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 23. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 62d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN WAVEN. (fn. 11)
26 May, 1526. I John Waren (fn. 12) off holbeche makes my last will and testament, etc. To be buryd in the church off holbeche where my frendes do lye. My mortuarye affter maner and custom off the towne. To the hygh alter for tythes forgotten iijs. iiijd. To our lady alter ijs. To every alter in the church xijd., and to the roode lyght iijs. iiijd. To the sepulcar lyght iijs. iiijd. To the reparacyon off the church vjs. viijd. To the reparacyon off our mother church off lincoln xijd. To the motherles chyldren off lincoln vjd. To every lyght in the church be syde jli. wax.
Thys is my last will the yere and moneth above wryttyn. I will that Anne my wyff have my house wherin I dwell the terme off hyr lyff, with the condicyon she make no wast off woode and also that she kepe the house with sufficient reparacyon, with the purtenance off the same; remainder in succession to William my sone and to hys heyre and heyres off hys body, to John waren (fn. 12) hys brother and hys heyres off his body, and to Thomas Waren hys brother and to hys heyres off hys body. And yff all thes dye wythowtyn heyre or heyres, than I will the churchwardons then beyng sell thys house with the purtenance, and that they find a prest to syng for me in the church off holbeche and for my frendes the space of a yere; and that they distribute the residue off the money in almys dedys and hye ways wythin the parish off holbeche. Also I will that the iij cotagis remayn wyth the house. I gyff the house at the crese wyth the purtenance to Thomas my sone for the terme off the yeres that I have it for, also vl. in money. I will my executors so long as they lyff, and affter ther deth the churchwardons off holbeche, have ij acres off land with the woode att maydyns brygge to kepe yerly an obbyt with dirige and messe for me and my frendes. To Anne my wyff to hyr and to hyr chyldren all my howshold stuff, save that I gyff Elizabeth my doughter a fethebedde, etc., and also my house with the purtenance that was Ruttels, and v marke off money to be delyveryd the day off hyr maryage by the handes off myn executors, ij towells, etc. To John wylet on hekforthe off iij yeres olde. To Thomas brodyng on hekforth off the same age. To Annys Wylet my servant a burnyng. To Robert Wylet a burnyng. To Thomas Waren (fn. 12) my brother xxti lammys and a bay yong mare off iij yerys olde. To my syster Calow a cowe. To Thomas hyr sune a calffe, and to William hyr sonne another. I will have a prest to syng for me att sanct John alter halfe a yere. The resydew off my goodes I will that they be devyded in iiij partes, and my wyffe Anne to have on parte, and the other iij partes I will my iij chyldren have, John, William and Thomas, by equall porcyon, etc. Also I make Anne my wyff, William Calow and John Anderton myn executors. Also I will that Richerd Gybson the baly be my supervisor, to whome I gyff a yong geldyng called Weller. Wyttnesses heroff, John paradice vicar, John Thakker, Robert wryght, wyth other moo.
Proved before P., at Sutton, 30 June, 1526.
[John Normane of Gedney, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 20. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 61.]
THE TESTAMENT OF J. NORMANE. (fn. 13)
30 May, 1526. I John Normane off Gedney in holland makes thys my testament and last will, etc. I will that Agnes my wyffe have my messe wyth the appurtenance therto belongyng, and vij acres off grounde the terme off hyr lyve, and affter hyr departyng I will that it be solde by the hand off my executor or ellys be my wyffe executor, and the money theroff commyng shalbe equally departyd betwyx my ij sonnys Symond and John yff thay be a lyffe. And yff on off them departe thys worlde before hys mother, than I will the other lyffyng shall have the hoole. And yff they bothe departe, then I will that the money shalbe dysposyd in celebracion off an honest preste and other good dedys off charyte wyth in the church off our lady (fn. 14) off gedney. The resydewe off my goodes I put to the disposicyon off William Node, whome I make myn executor. Thes wyttnes, Robert sampson chapland, Wylliam Node, John Waterman, Adam byngley, wyth other moo.
Proved before P., at Sutton, 30 June, 1526.
[Thomas Rudde of Quadring, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 18. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 60d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. RUDDE. (fn. 13)
2 June, 1526. I thomas Rudde off quadryng make my last will and testament, etc. My body to be buryed in the church off quadryng. My mortuarye as the custome off the towne doyth require. To the hygh alter for tythes forgotten viijd. To every alter in the church iiijd. To every light in the church ijd. To the chathedrall church off lincoln iiijd. To the house off sanct katheryns ijd. To the amendyng off a brokyn bell vjs. viijd. To the manetenyng off an organ playor a cow. To katheryne my wyff to hyr to hyr heyres executors and assignes my lond and houseyng in kesten beyng in the towne and felde off belyngbroughe for ever. To the same katheryne my capitall mancyon with the appurtenance, and iij acres off land callyd heytofft, duryng the noneage off John my sone, And yff the forsayd John dye or he cum at the age off xxj yeres, then I will that katheryne have all my tenementes and landes in town and feldes off quadryng for the terme off hyr lyffe. To the chauntre off sanct John baptist in quadryng iij acres off lande and a halffe In hole wyth thys condycyon, that the sayd prest and all hys successors at my yer day, wych shalbe kepte off sanct bonyface day, shall gyve the curet off the sayd church off quadryng iiijd., and he that day to say dirige and masse off Requiem in the hye quere; and a peny to be offeryd att messe; iijd. to the deacon for ryngyng; a peny to the belman. And yff the forsayd chauntrye preste performe not the premisses in every condicyon, then I will the land be solde be my executors and disposyd in dedys off almys as it shall thynke them beste to godes pleasure and nedefull to my soule. To Johan my dougter a brass pott wych was my mothers. To the said Johanne ij kye and iij shepe to be delyveryd to hyr proffet when she shall cum to the age off xij yerys. The rest off my goodes to katheryne my wyff, wych I make my sole executrix. I make Nicholis stryker superviser. Wyttensses, sir Gylys Wood, Thomas brown, John gylle, with many others.
Proved before P., at kyrton, 27 June, 1526.
[Robert Garner of Quadring, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 17. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 59d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT GARNER. (fn. 15)
6 June, 1526. I Robert garner off quacheryng makes my testament and last will, etc. Thys is the last will off me Robert garner. I will that Julyan my wyffe have my house for the terme off hyr lyffe, so that she kepe hyr selffe sole and be not maryd. And yff she be, then I will that Robert my sone have it, when he cumyth to the age off xxjti yeres, to hym and to the heyres off hys body; remainder to William my sone to hym and to hys heyres off hys body; remainder to the next off my blode and to the heyres off ther bodes. Thes beryng wytness, sir Thomas Annes, Thomas Stybert, W. (fn. 16) thakker, Robert sauyer, and Robert fowle, with other moo.
Proved before P., at kyrton, 27 June, 1526.
[Thomas Nicolson of West Keal, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 14. Collated with another copy in Var. folio 64d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS NYCOLSON. (fn. 15)
I Thomas Nicolson off Westerkele, seke off Body, make thys my last will, etc. To Millicent my doughter a pasture that lyeth in kele cottes affter the dethe off Alis my wyffe; also a qwye that hayth a calffe, etc. The resydue off my goodes I gyff to Alis my wyff; also I make myn executors, Alys my wyff and William obynson. Wrytten att Westerkele, the xxxty day off marche, in the yere off our lorde god 1526. Thes beyng wyttnes, sir Adam howys paryshe preste, Wylliam obynson, Robert kynyerby, with many other.
Proved before P., at Ingollmelles, 16 June, 1526.
[James Hunt of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1526.]
[Var., 59. Collated with another copy in Pryn, page 16. The testament is translated from the Latin.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JAMES HUNT.
20 June, 1526. I James Hunt of kyrton in holand, make my testament, etc. My body to be buried in the cemetery of the apostles Peter and Paul, and for my mortuary as right requires. I bequeath for tithes forgotten iiijd. For the reparation of the church of Kyrton xijd. To the altars of the Blessed Mary and St. Nicholas ijd. each. For the reparation of the church of the Blessed Mary of Lincoln iiijd. To the orphans ijd.
THE LAST WILL OF THE SAME.
Thys is the last will of me Jamys hunt, the day and yere aforesayd. I gyff to Roger hunt ij akers land lying in Rustyeng to hym and to hys harys laufully begotten upon hys body in tale; also ij akers of land in myddell fen landes in fe symple, and on aker in kyrton ynges; also the howse the wych I do dwell in, after the deces of hys mother, and after the deces of hys father, to remane to wylliam hys sone in fe symple. To the sayd Roger the copy of molton howlle the terme of my yers. To wylliam hunt another howsse, with the purtenaunce, lying ny the hedhowsse, to hym and to hys harys. And yff the sayd harys depart then I wyll the sayd hows remane to the last wyll of wylliam hunt. To the sayd wylliam on aker and a halfe lying by new gatte syde, callyd aby land; also v stong in Rostyeng, and ij akers in kyrton hone felde; also one howsse, callyd barney howse; all thes porcyons in fe symple. I wyll the sayd Roger schall gyffe yerly rent to mawd my wyffe to her fyndyng viijs. And also the sayd Wylliam schall gyffe of hys parte to the sayd mawde yerly duryng hyr lyffe xijs. To my wyffe all my howshold stuffe with iij kye. The Resydew of my goodes not wyt I gyff to Roger and Wylliam my sonys, whome I make myn executors, to dyspose for the helthe of my soule as they thynk best. wytnessyth, sir thomas est, John cony, wyth other moo.
Proved before P., at Kyrton, 27 June, 1526.
[Margaret Fyshe of Sutton St. James, widow, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 31. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 67.]
THE TESTAMENT OF MARGARET FYSHE. (fn. 17)
The last day of June, 1526. I Margaret fyshe, videw, off the parysh off sanct Jamys in Sutton, makyth thys my testament and last will, etc. I will iij acr' and a halffe off lande in balkynsdroue remayn to the chapell of sanct James for ever, on the condicyon that the wardyns for the tyme beyng shall fynd an obbyt day every yere for me and all my good frendes for evermore with owt end upon the fryday next before pamesonday, to be orderyd under thys forme—to the preste for dirige and messe vjd., to the clerke for hys dirige every yere ijd., and to xiij pore people every yere xiijd., and every good fryday to xiij pore people xiijd., and for ryngyng every yere iijd. ever to contynew. And the resydew off the yerly proffyt off the sayd land to remayn to the reparacyon off the sayd chapell for evermore, etc. The resydew off my goodes I put them to the disposicyon off maurice fishe my sone, whome I doo ordeyne myne executor, he to dispose them to the plesure off god for the helth off my soule. Thyes wyttnes, William bakehouse chaplayn, John Negall, and Thomas togood, with other.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 6 October, 1526.
[Ellen Chele of Gosberton, widow, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 29. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 65d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ELYN CHELE. (fn. 17)
18 July, 1526. I Elyn Chele, (fn. 18) videw, makes my last will and testament, etc. To be buryd in the church yerd off peter and poull in gosberton. Also for my mortuary as the costom off the town requiryth, To the hyghe alter off gosberton for tythys forgotten ijd. To our lady off lincoln ijd. To the chyldren off sanct katheryns jd. To Rauffe Reme and Nicholys Reme, eder off them on mare. To Raufe garner the yonger. To Thomas Reme the son off John Reme. To Thomas Reme the son off x'pofer Reme. The residue off my goodes to Jenet chele my dougter. Also I ordeyne William Reme to be my executor. Also yff so fortune Jenet Chele my doughter dye with in the age off xviij yeres (as god defend), then I will my goodes be devidyd equally betwix William Reme, Rafe Reme, Nicholys Reme and John barryt, to dispose for my soule as they shall best lyke. Also I will that my chyld Jenett have hyr goodes delyveryd to hyr att the terme off xviij yeres off age. Thes wyttnes, sir Henry topplys prest, John mortimere, John stibert, with other moo.
Proved before P., at kykby lathorpe, 30 July, 1526
[John Gonne of Pinchbeck, the younger, a.d. 1526.]
[Var., 68d. Collated with another copy in Pryn, page 32, which is referred to in the footnotes as A. Some of the bequests are omitted from A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN GONNE. (fn. 19)
22 July, 1526. I John Gonne of pynchbeke, the yonger, maketh my testament and last will, etc. I will my body schalbe buryd wythin the parishe church yerd of pynchbeke. And I bequeth for my mortuarye as the law and custome of the sayd towne dothe require. To the hyghe aweter wyth in the sayd church twenty pens. To every other aulter wythin the sayd church syxe pens. To our laydy of lincoln Syx pens. And to the faderlesse chyldren at sanct kateryns with owt lincoln fowre pens. I will that my feoffes that stond and be seasyd in my landes ten'tes and hereditamentes schall stand and be Seasyd to the performance of thys my last will. To Henry Percy one acre land lying in Burtifen, to have and to holde to hym hys heyres and assygnes for ever. I will that too acres of land that I bought of the executors of thomas gune (fn. 20) be solde be myn executors for the performance of my will, and yffe anythyng is leffe to be disposyd for my soule. To William Tylson my medow att the Beche, that I have by byll of my lord of Spaldyng, to have and to holde to him and to hys assynges duryng the sayd terme; also my best mare after my mortuary be chosen. I will that a prest schall syng for my Sowle wyth in the church off pynchebeke by the space of one hole yere, and he to have for hys salery and wages eyght marke. To Margery lawe one cowe. To Rycherd Boothe the yonger an ewe and a lame. To Richard Tylson a mare that is att Sutton. I will that myn executors schall pay to Cicely, Elyn, Elyzabeth [folio 69] and Marget my doughters to every of them fyve poundes, the same to be payed unto them at ther full age, or ellys when they or eny of them schalbe mayred to be payed to them at the day of ther mariage. And yff eny of them dye before ther full age or before they be mayred, then I will that sche that so schall dye schalbe brought forthe with parte of the sayd money, and the resydew to remayn to my doughter or doughters then lyffyng, etc. To John Skone my servant. To John Gonne my kynsman a cowe. To every on of hys chyldren an ewe; and Rycherd my godson to have an ewe and a lamme. To Andrew Sykylprice a lamme. The Resydew of all my mese[s], landes, ten'tes and hereditamentes with in the towne of pynchebeke I will that Johne my wyffe have them by the space of tenne yeres next after my dethe, upon thys condicion that the sayd Johne schall bere all maner of reparacions belongyng to the same, and with the profyttes of the same to bryng upe and norysshe my fyve chyldren. And yff the sayd Johne do not performe thys my will then I will thys gyffte to her be voyde. I will that at the end of the sayd tenne yeres, or at suche tyme as my wyffe schall breke my wyll in fyndyng my children, I will that all my sayd landes, etc., except such as I have gyffyn before, schall contynew in the handes of myn executors by the space of the sayd tenne yeres; and after to remayn to Symon Gonne my son to hym and to hys heyres of hys bodye. And yff it fortune hym to dye with owt such heyres, the sayd messe and other the premysses not bequested to be solde by myn executors, and the money for the same resavyd to be disposyd emonges my doughters or the lenger lyver of them. The Resydew of all my goodes I commytt them to the ordre of henry percy and William Tylson, whome I make my executors. Thes beyng wyttenes, sir wylliam Bewyk, John Gonne, Wylliam Soyll, wyth other moo. To my wyffe tenne schepe towardes the fyndyng of my chyldren.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 6 Oct., 1526. (fn. 21)
[John Willerton or Wiberton of Goulceby, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 30. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 66d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN WILLERTON. (fn. 22)
23 July, 1526. I John Wiberton (fn. 23) off golceby makyth my testament, etc. To Robert wyberton (fn. 23) my sone all thos landes and tenementes lying wythin the towns and feldes off golsbe and asterby callyd lincoln place and dowcott Croffte with all the purtenance, to have and to hold all the forsayd landes and tenementes to the forsayd Robert and to the heyres off hys body; remainder in succession to Robert and William my brothers and to the heyres off their bodies. And yff it happen the aforesayd William to decease wythowt heyres, as god forbyd, I will that all the premises be sold, and the valew off them to be disposyd for the heth off my soule and all crysten soules. Also I make Alice my wyff and John bodley executors off thys my last will. And the resydue off my goodes not gyffyn nor bequethyd I gyve to the disposicion off my said executors. Wyttnesses, sir Robert Irland, etc.
Proved before P., at Horncastle, 20 Sept., 1526. Adm. granted [to the executors (fn. 24) ].
[Robert Scly of Sibsey, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT SCLY.
7 September, 1526. I Robert Scly off Sybsey makys my testament and last will, etc. To be buryed in the church yerde off sanct margaret in sybsey, with my best beast in the name off my mortuarye. To the sacrament viijd. and to our lady warke off lincoln xijd. To my wyff my wane and the gere that perteneth therto, etc., and all hyr awn stuffe off howshold that is remaynyng now that cam with her. Also I will my wyff have the housse that John Mappyll dwellys in, and on crofft att meredyke, and on ryg lyeng in the north est felde, and ij stonges in north crofft, the terme off hyr lyff, and she to kepe the forsayd house in reparacyon or elles I will it remayn in to the handes off my executors to the behoyff off my chyldren. And yff my wyff be with chylde, and yff it be a sone, than I wyll it have the forsayd house and landes affter my deceasse, and ij burlynges. I will that my wyff have my house that I do dwell in with all the landes that longys therto, excepe thre stong lyeng att felland dyke hend and iij stong off medow lyeng in south Inges and halffe an acr' off medoye lying att hyldyke, the wych I wyll have solde be my executors to the fyndyng off a prest on quarter in the church off Sybsey; and she to have the forsayd house and landes the space of ix yeres and to kepe the forsayd house with reparacon, or elles I will they remayn into the handes off my executors to the behoyff off my chyldren; and affter the yeres be gone, than I will that Thomas my sone have them to hym and to hys hayr mayl off hys body; and yff he have no hayr male off hys body, I will they be sold be my executors or feffors and church wardons beyng att that tyme, and that every off my doughters shall have xxvjs. viijd. a pece when they come to laufull age, and every on to be oder hayre, and the resydue off the mony to be waryd off a prest to pray for my soule and all my frendes soulys in the church off Sybsey as long as the mony will last. To my wyff iij sylver sponys and on maser to the brynyng up off my chyldren. The resydue off my goodes not wytt nor bequest I put to the disposicyon off William porter and Richerd bowen, whome I make my executors to the behoyff off my chylder. Thes wyttnes, sir John chapland (fn. 25), John Mapill, and John Martyn, wyth other moo.
Proved before P., at Spillesby, 11 Feb., 1526.
[Robert Fyscher of Donington on Bain, a.d. 1526.]
[1520–31, 24. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 66.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT FYSCHER OF DONYNGTON. (fn. 26)
26 July, 1526. I robert fyscher of donyngton, etc. To be buryd in the Cherch of donyngton, with my best gud to be my mortuary. To the hyghe alter of donyngton xs. for tythys forgotten. To our lady warke of lincoln iijs. iiijd. I gyffe a vestment with the halbe to donyngton cherch. To the Systerys dwellyng in lincoln besyde Sanct katheryns vjs. viijd. To the iiij orders of frears, ij of grymesby and ij of lyncoln vjs. viijd., that is xxd. to every howsse. To henry bauyngton of conam xijd. To ludburgh cherch iijs. iiijd. To the abbott of lowthparke xxs. and to hys Convent xxs. To the prior of bollyngton and hys Convent vjs. viijd. And to the priorys and her Systerys of the same place vjs. viijd. To every on of my god barnys a Schepe. To Rychard kyrke my servande in mony and penyworth x marke, he for to do and Ryde to helpe my executryx in her besynes. To Roger fysher my brother v marke in mony. To Stanegod kyrke, wythcall kyrke, wellengham kyrke, Benyworth kyrke, and Bescatrowpe kyrke ijs. each. To gaton kyrke iijs. iiijd. To Kelstrone kyrke vjs. viijd. To the Nonnys of grymmesby iijs. iiijd. To the prior of Syxill and hys Convent vjs. viijd. To the priorys and her Systerys of the same place vjs. viijd. To Genet yarbor. To sir Robert off the hellys (fn. 27) vjs. viijd. To John hodschon off lowyth and to hys wyffe. To thomas lamyman in penyworth xxs. To Rycherd Archer. (fn. 28) I will a prieste syng for me in donyngton kyrke iij yerys. To Robert fyscher the yonger son of Roger fysher my brother to hym and to hys heryes of hys body all my landes and tenementes in Ludburghe, kelstron, donnyngton and Asby affter the decesse off Elezabeth my wyffe. And the aforesayd Elezabeth to delyver to him xxl. when he cumys att laufull age. And yff he happyn to dye wythowt issew of hys body then I will that it remane to the neste of the blode. To Robert fyscher sone of Roger fyscher all the schepe off kelstron affter the decesse off Elyzabeth my wyffe with the Convent Seall of lowthparke. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Elyzabeth my wyffe, wich I make my executryx, and sir John fyscher my brother to be supervisor, and to have for hys labor xl. in mony. Thes wittnes, sir henry pullan Curett, George dercy, Rycherd kyrke, sir John Broune, Robert kelde, John Smyth, wyth other mooy.
[Proved before P., at Lincoln, 20 Aug., 1526. Adm. granted to the executrix (fn. 29).]
[Joseph Beneson of Boston, merchant of the Staple of Calais, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 37. Collated with another copy in 1543–56, folio 64d., which is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
7 September, 1526. I Josephe Beneson off boston, marchande off estaple att calas, makes my testament and last will concludyng in the same, etc. To be buryd in the parysh church off sanct botulphe in boston or ells wher it shall fortune me to deceasse, and my mortuary affter the custome. To the hygh alter off botulphe off boston for tythes forgotten xxs. To the hyghe alter at lincoln xijd. To our ladys warke at lincoln xijd. To the pore chyldren att sanct katheryns with owt the barres at lincoln xijd. To the hygh alter at skyrbek for tythes forgotten xs. To the reparacyons off the church att skyrbek xs. To every ordre off frerys in boston iijs. iiijd. att my buryall day for syngyng placebo and dirige wyth the suffrage theroff, and at the vijth day and xxxty day to evere off the sayd ordre iijs. iiijd. And they to do in lyke maner as is afore sayd in ther conventuall places with ther brethern at home. I will in all goodly hast affter my deceasse have a well disposyd prest to syng for my soule and my wyffys (fn. 30) soule in specyall, and ingenerall for the soulys off my father and mother, the soulys off my chyldren, my frendys and all other cristen soulys in the (fn. 31) quere off sanct peter (fn. 31) wythin the church off sanct botulphe off boston affter the discrecyon off my executor, (fn. 32) and the sayd priest to have for hys wagys vl. vjs. viijd. I will my buryall day, vijth day and xxxth day be (fn. 33) kept with generall (fn. 33) dirige and masse of Requiem, with the bellys, and belman goyng in the town as is accostomyd. Also I wyll that my executor gyff to pore people at my buryall day xxs., and att my vijth day xiijs. iiijd., and at my xxxty day xs. I will that my fyrst yere day be kept with generall dirige (fn. 34) and messe (fn. 34) be my executor, and the same day to be gyffyn to pore people xs. Also I will that Jenet nelle the doughter of Johanne nell have xl. off my goodes the day off hyr mariage or ellys at the age off xviij yeres. And yff it fortune her to deceasse or sche cum to the forsayd age, I will it returne to Jane hyr syster. I will that Jane the doughter off John nelle have v marke when she cumys to the age of xviij yeres or ellys to the day off hyr mariage. And yff it fortune the sayd Jane to deceasse or that age, I will Jenet nell hyr syster have that v marke. And yff it fortune them boyth to deceasse or the forsayd age, I will it be disposyd by the discrecyon off my executor in warkes off charyte. I will that the alderman and chamberlanys and the cobreder off corpus x'pi gylde in boston have the tenement that I bought off them that Thomas leeke wonnys in, wyth all the purtenance, immediatly affter the deceasse off me and Jenet my wyffe for the terme off iiijxx yeres and xij. And yff it may be sufferyd be the law or be mayd suer with in that terme then I will they have it for ever. And iff it cannot be mayd suer be the law, then I will it be solde be the alderman and chambelanys and the cobreder then beyng, and disposyd in warkes off charite as shall be most semyng necessarie to them at ther consience, and Jenet my wyff to have the tenement with the purtenance the terme off hyr lyff with thys condicyon, that sche shall sufficiently repare the sayd tenement, and kepe my yere day trewly off xxxs. by yere as in forme foloyng shall do appere, that is to say, to prestes and clerkes xiijs. iiijd., for ryngyng off the bellys xxd., to the belman for goyng abowt (fn. 35) iijd., in offeryng ijd., to sekerston off the gylde iiijd., to every ordre off the frearys in the sayd day syngyng dirige and messe att home in ther places conventuall ijs. jd., and to be disposyd in almys to pore people the sayd day vs. xjd. Also I will that Jenet my wyff have all my landes and tenementes lyeng in boston, skyrbeke and tofft duryng hyr lyff, and the landes wych shall be bought for the landes wych I solde to William butler; remainder in succession to Mr. Symon beneson the terme off hys lyff, to Margaret nelle my doughter and to hyr heyres off hyr body, and to the Alderman and chamberlans and cobreder off corpus xp'i gylde (fn. 34) in boston (fn. 34) for the terme off iiijxx yeres and xij wyth thys condycyon, that the alderman and chamberlans and cobreder shall gyff to every on off ther vj prestes in the yere vjs. viijd., in mendyng ther wagys, and the sayd prestes to be bunnd therfore to say iiij tymes in the yere placebo and dirige, and to offer jd. att messe att every dirige off the sayd prestes costes, and thos dirigys to be sayd every fryday in the catertens. And also the sayd alderman and cobreder to gyff to every order off the frerys halffe a barrell off full heryng in lentyn, and also in the sayd catertens to be gyvyn att every tyme to pore people iijs. iiijd. And att the end off iiijxx and xij yeres the landes to be solde be the alderman and cobreder, and to be disposyd in warkes off charite as be semyng moost necessarie to ther consience. To the gylde off the vij marters in boston iiis. iiijd. I will that Jenet my wyffe have all my household stuff the terme off hyr lyffe, and after hyr deceasse it shall remane to Jenet nell the doughter off John Nell. (fn. 36) To John Nell my vyolet gowne. To John battye, marchaund, my blak gown. To Jenet houyngham my servand iijs. iiijd. I will that Robert beneson my brother, hermyt, have to by hym abbyttes (fn. 37) with all xxvjs. viijd. To sir Ric' cooke (fn. 38) priest my worstyt Jakett. The resydewe of all my goodes not gyffyn not witt I gyff to Mr. Symond beneson my sonne, whome I make my executor, he to dispose for the helth off my soule and all crysten soules be the helpe and socor off sir Ric' cooke prest, and John nelle mercer, whome I make the supervisors. Thyes beyng wyttnes, sir John Iryng prest, Thomas cersy prest, and henry warde, wyth other moo.
Proved before P., 18 Oct., 1526. 'Adm. granted to the executor. (fn. 39)
[Thomas Durbake of Pinchbeck, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 34. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 68.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. DURBAKE. (fn. 40)
13 September, 1526. I Thomas Durbake off pynchbeke, etc. The resydew off my goodes, my dettes payd, my fermes dischargyd and my will fullfyllyd, I will that the rest be devydyd equalie betwixt my too chyldren, Robert and Margery. And iff on off them dye before he come to laufull age, I will the other shall have all. And yff so be they bothe dye with in age and with owt heyres, I will my goodes be solde and on prest syng for me the space off on yere. All other thynges to be att the disposicyon off Robert glover and gyllberd durbake, whome I ordeyne my executors. Thyes beyng wyttnes, Sir William Bewyk prest, Sir Raufe Sele preste, William burneswyne, wyth other moo.
[Sir Thomas Wyngoode of Trusthorpe, chantry priest, a.d. 1526.]
[Pryn, 42. Collated with another copy in Var., folio 69d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF SIR T. WYNGOODE. (fn. 40)
Thys is the last will and testament off me sir Thomas wyngoode, chauntry preste off the chapell off sanct parenyll off trusthorpe, etc. To be buryd in the church yerde off sanct peter off trusthorpe, with a lefull mortuary. To the reparacyons off the church or mynster off lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the reparacyon off the parysh church off trusthorpe xxs. To the parysh church off allhalloys off maryng off the hyll xiijs. iiijd. To Wynceby church iijs. iiijd. To the parysh church off hameryngham iijs. iiijd. To the parysh church of Cowkewell vjs. viijd. To the parysh church off sanct helyn off Cowthorpe iijs. iiijd. To the manetenance off the church off Sutton iijs. iiijd. To our lady gyld off Trusthorpe vjs. viijd. and ij shepe. To the buyldyng off hagneby abbey xxs. To my lord off Agnby and hys brether vjs. viijd. to say messe for me and all my frendes soulys. To the buyldyng off alforth chappell xxvjs. viijd. To every on off the iiij orders and houses off frearys off lincoln singler be them selffe xxs. To every on off the iiij houses off frears off boston singler be them selff xxs. To every off the ij houses off frerys off grimmisby xxs. I will in all the sayd places and houses that for the money they shall say shortly affter the receyte off the sayd [page 43] money a trentall for the welth off my soule, and dispose the residue to the reparacyon off ther houses. To every chylde off Robert smyth off Anderby xls., and in that summe every on off them to be successore and heyre unto other. To every chylde off John wyngode xls. and every on to be successore and heyre unto other yff deth do visett them. To my syster iijl. vjs. viijd. To Agnes Mathew my cosyn iijl. vjs. viijd. To Margaret Mathew xls. To bryde Mathew xls. I will have a prest to syng for me and my frendes the space of ij yeres att the parish church off trusthorp. To John hardy off the parysh off hotofft, layt parichoner off trusthorpe, xs. to pray for me. To every on off my god chyldren a schepe, or xxd. to by a shepe. I gyff xxty yerdes, price a yerde viijd., to the alter clothes off the parysh church off trusthorpe. I gyff towardes a cowcher for the quere off the parysh church off trusthorpe iijs. iiijd. To helyn burden off maryng off the hyll vjs. viijd. I ordeyn and make myn executors Wylliam Wyngode off litle cowthorpe husbanman, Thomas Wyngod off mukton, and Thomas Smyth off anderby husbanman. I make and ordeyne at hys pleasure to be the supervisor off thys my will and testament Master Fitzwilliam off mawblethorpe, and I gyff to hym xxs. Thes wyttnesses Mr. parson off trusthorpe, sir Ric' Jakson, William scoteryth, Robert Smyth, George wower off trusthorpe, and other. Mayd and wrytten at trusthorpe the xxvijth day off Septembre [page 44], 1526, 18 Henry viii.
[Jeffrey Goodnape of Skidbrooke, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JEFFRE GOODNAPE.
3 October, 1526. I Jeffrey goodnape, etc. To be buryed in the church off sanct botulph in skydbrowke, and that thyng that law requiryth to be my mortuary. To the hygh alter in skydbrowke chyrch for tythys forgotten xijd. To the sayd church warkes xijd. To our lady off lincoln warkes xijd. To sanct katheryne chapell in saltefletehavyn xijd. To the chapell off the crosse in the sandes xijd. To the cawsse vjd. To John my sonne and hayre all my howsys and landes that pertenyth to me when he cumys at the age off xxjti yeres, and hys mother to have them in the meane tyme. Also I will the sume off xxjl. wych I resavyd for Henry wawyn and lenard wawyn hys brother and Agnes ther syster be delyveryd to them be my cosyn Thomas wawyn and my wyff, whom I make myn executors. The resydewe off my goodes I geve to my wyffe. Thes wyttnes, sir william Emundson curet, sir henry day, Thomas Elwood bale, with other moo.
Proved before P., at louth, 8 Feb., 1526.
[Gilbert Andrew of Whaplode, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF GILBERT ANDRW [sic].
7 October, 1526. I gylbert Andrew off Whaplood, etc. I will Beatrice my wyff have my house and lande to Agnes my doughter by maryed, and then I will the sayd Agnes have them to her and to the heyres off hyr body, with remainder to the ryght heyres accordyng to my faders will. I will that when Agnes my doughter by maryed that he that mary here havyng possessyon off the sayd house and lande shall gyff to Beatryx my wyff yerly vjs. viijd. to her house rente. To Thomas Mariott sone off Richerd Maryott a cow bornyng. I will that every god chylde I have gyven crystendom to have a lambe. To Thomas Idon sone unto Thomas Idon. To gylbert homys. To Thomas gente, John ffoster and Henry clerke. The residue off all my goodes I put them to the disposicion off Beatrix my wyff, whome I make executrice, and Mr. Ric' ogle supervisor and Thomas Maryot. Thyes beyng wyttnes, Sir John wymer prest, Thomas Idon, Will' coker, Alan Dawson, and Rauf Haryngton, with other moy.
Proved before P., at Gedney, 18 July, 1527. Adm. granted to the executrix.
[Thomas Gybon of Sutterton, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. GYBBON.
16 November, 1526. I Thomas gybon off Sutterton. I will that Alys my wyffe have my mancyon that whe dwell in, wyth the appurtenance, and all the other landes that is contenyd in her feoffment, to the terme off her lyffe; and affter her deth, I wyll that v Roode land arable, parcell in the sayd feoffement, lying in Sutterton in a serten felde callyd thornykefeld, remane in the handes off my feoffers the space off lxxxxix yeres for thys entent, that the sayd feoffers wyth the church wardyns off Sutterton yerely kepe up the aforsayd tyme my yereday for my soule, the soulys off my parentes, benefactors and all crysten soulys wyth dirige and masse wyth note, yerely spendyng the valore off the sayd v Roode att my forsayd yereday. And I wyll that the Resydue off all the other landes conteyned in the sayd feoffment wyth the mansyon where I dwell remane to my Ryght heyres accordyng to the will off my parentes foregoers. And also I wyll that the mansyon in fysmore end remane to my Ryght yeres. The Resydue off my other goodes I gyff to Elysabeth gybon my dowghter, whome I make executrix. I will that Robert brige off wigtofft and Robert sheperd off the same helpe Elizabeth my doughter, and be supervysors. Thyes beyng wytnes, sir John wryght parysh prest there, William obson, and Ric' pasmer, with other moo.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 20 May, 1527. Adm. granted, etc.
[William Webster of Wrangle, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF W. WEBSTER.
14 December, 1526. I Wylliam Webster of Wrangle makes my last will and testament, etc. To grace my doughter when sche is xiiij yeres off age one cowe and vj shepe. I will that Wylliam grene her grantfader have the custodye off them to she cum att the forsayd age; then I wyll she have them delyveryd with the proffyt that shall grow off them to that tyme. To Thomas my sonne when he commes at xiiij yere off age on cowe, etc. To Agnes my doughter when she cumys to xiiij yeres off age one cowe, a pare off bedstokes, one amery and chest, etc. To the chylde that my wyff is wyth, yff god sende it to thys worlde, when he cumys to xiiij yeres off age one cowe, etc. I wyll that William Stevynson my godfader have the custodye off that that is bequethyd to all my chyldren (excepe to grace) to they cum to the forsayd age, the profyte to grow to them. And yff any off theym dye before the sayd age, I wyll that all ther partes be sold and dysposyd in charytable dedes and dedes off Almemes by the dyscrescyon off wylliam stevynson and Sabyne my wyff. To Margaret balderston on yowe hogge. The resydue off my goodes I wyll that Sabyne my wyff have them, whome I ordeyne to be myne executrice to the bryngyng up off my chyldren, etc., at the descrescyon off Wylliam Stevenson, whome I make overseer in my wyll. Thyes beyng wyttnes, John wastler, Edmund knyght, Wyll' Stevenson the yonger, with others.
Proved before P., at Boston, 17 May, 1527. Adm. granted, etc.
[Robert Pekeryng of Washingborough, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT PEKERYNG.
The last day off December, 1526. I Robert Pekeryng off Washingburgh, etc. My boody to be buryed in the church off sanct John Euangelist in washyngburgh. My best beast in the name off my mortuary. To the hygh alter off Washingburgh for my forgotten tythes viijd. To every house off frears in lincoln iiijd. To the warkes off the cathedrall church off lincoln vjd. To the hygh alter off awber iiijd. To the hygh alter off South hykam iiijd. To the hygh alter off Skellynghop vjd. To the hygh alter off fyskerton iiijd. To Robert the sone off John pekeryng. To the church warke off washyngburgh iijs. iiijd. To Robert pekeryng my sone a pare off iron gallos and a gret bras potte, and also my house and land lyeng in the towne and feldes off Northehykam to hym and hys heyres for ever more off thys condycyon, that the sayd Robert shall cause ij trentalls to be done in washingburgh church for the soulys off me, Robert dowsse and alson hys wyffe, and for the soules off Roger hogeson and Jenet hys wyffe, wythin a yere affter my decease. To Marget my wyffe my house att washyngburgh, wyth all my landes, medos and pastures longyng to the same wythin the lordship off Washyngburgh, to hyre to hyr assignes, she in lyke case to cause a trentall to be done for me with in a yere affter my deceasse, and also that she shall dyspose part off my goodes honestly for me att my buryall and my xxxty day, and also to do yerly every yere duryng hyr lyff an honest yerday uppon the proffettes off the sayd house. And all other goodes and dettes off myne I gyff to Marget my wyff, whome I make myn executryx. And also I will that my sone Robert pekeryng aforesayd be my executor wyth hyre, with the supervysement off Robert Raynton off washyngburgh. Thes beryng wyttnes, Master hamond Sutton, sir henry panton curate, John bawsom, John Mason, with other moo.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 9 April, 1527. Adm. granted to the executors.
[John Cooke of Cadney, a.d. 1526.]
[1520–31, 75. There is another copy at page 56, but not so full.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN COKOKE.
17 January, 1526, afore the parysh preste of cadney, Roger Coke, and Laurence grene, wytnesyth that I John Cooke of the parysh of Cadney makes my testament and last will. To be buryed in the church of all halloys att Cadney, with my best good to my mortuary. To the chapell at howsome iiijd. To our lady of lincoln viijd. To our ladye warke iiijd. To the hygh alter of Cadney for forgotten tithys vjd. I will that a trentall of messys shalbe done for the helthe of my soule in the chapell att howsome. To the chyrch of Cadney iijs. iiijd. That where Richerd Hasand, Roger Cooke, Laurence grene, William Saunderson, peter Jackson and John done now standyng and beyng seyssyd of and in on mesuage, on tofte and xliiij acres of land and medow with thappurtenance in howsome, to the use of my will as by my dede, date the day of the Invention of the holy crosse, 18 Henry viii, apperes, I will that they, ther heyres and assygnes shall for ever aftyr my dethe, by the assent off the prior of Newsted for the tyme beyng, lett the sayd premises and the Rentes theroff cumyng to take and receyve xs. parcell of the said Rentes to gyff to the prior and Convent of Newsted yerly, ffor the wich xs. the sayd prior and Convent shall yerly for ever syng placebo, dirige and messe of Requiem for the helthe of my soule and off my frendes soules. And the Resydew of the sayd Rentes shall be for ever delyvered and payd by the said feoffes unto the prior of Newsted to the intent that he shall mayntene the sayd premises for ever. And I will that my said feoffees shall, when they be required by the prior, make estate in fee symple of the said premises unto vj or viij persons wich shalbe namyd by the said prior, the said persons to stand and be seassyd of and in the sayd premises to the use abovesayd. I will that the Rents and proffyttes of all the landes and tenements wich I bought of John Hudson, wheroff John maydenwell and John wryght now standes seasyd, shalbe yerly taken by the sayd John maydenwell and John wryght ther heyres and assygnes unto the chapell masters of the chapel at howsome towardes the fyndyng of a prest to syng in the sayd chappell. To William Cooke certayn landes that I bought of peter weste and of John Langton. To John gybbon. To the chyrch of Cadney a cowe to be remembryd att my twelffemonth day, and to fynd a lyght before our Lady. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyff, and makes her executrix. I desyre Roger Cooke and Laurence green to be my supervisors. Wyttnes, Syr phylip Burton parysh prest of Cadney, Roger Cooke, and Laurence grene a fore namyd.
Proved before P., at Caster, 9 Oct., 1527. Adm. granted to the executrix.
[John Ascard of Grantham, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN ASCARD.
20 January, 1526. I John Ascard, etc. My body to be buryed wythin the church off sanct wulfran in grantham, and my best thyng to be my mortuary after the costome of the contreth. To the hygh alter for tythes forgotten viijd. To the warke off our moder church off lincoln xxd. To the fatherles chyldren off sanct katheryne iiijd. To Rycherd my sone the house that I dwell in when he cumyth att the age off xxx yeres. Also I will that my wyffe have the same house unto that the sayd Rycherd come unto the sayd yeres. And yff so be that any thyng come unto him that he dye wyth owt any ishue, than I will that it remane unto Herre my sone to hym and to hys heres off hys body; yff so be that he dye without any ishue, than I will that it remane to Margaret my doughter and to hyr hares off hyr body; yff she dye wythowtyn hares, than I will it remane to the chauntre off sanct John, kepyng on dirige be the yere, gyffyng to the cumpeny vs. To my wyffe on house the wych of late was Herry Rawysbys, the terme of hyr lyff, and affter the deceasse of hyr I will it remane to herry my sone to hym and to hys hayres off his body; and yff anythyng cum to the said Herry I will it shall remane to Marget my doughter to hyr and to hyr hayres off hyr body; yff she have no hares off hyr body, than I will that she sell it and make off it the best that she can for hyr selffe. To the churche warke off grantham xiijs. iiijd. I will that Rycherd Halyn and William skynner have iijs. iiijd. betwene them. All the resydue off my goodes I gyff to Elizabeth my wyffe, whome I make my executrix, and Thomas cape my supervysor, and he to have for hys labor as my wyffe and he can agre; and master Halyn and William skynner the wytness, and Sir Thomas Newton.
Proved before P., at Roppesley, 2 April, 1526. Adm. granted, etc.
[William Dewlynson of West Keal, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM DEWLYNSON.
25 January, 1526. I William dewlynson off westerkele, seke off body, etc. To William my sone ij yong burlynges. To Beatrix Carter on yong quye and ij sheder hoges. To Margaret my wyffe my house wyth all the purtenance liyng in the towne and feldes off westerkele, with ij acres off medowe grounde lyng in Esterkele medoys, for terme off hyr lyffe; remainder to William Carter my son in lawe the terme off hys lyffe, yeldyng and paying yerly to William my son hys fyndyng and xxs.; remainder to William my sone for terme off hys lyff; and afterward I will that William Carter or William my son, the wych off them doyth over lyff the other, do sell or cause to be solde the house and landes wyth the other premisses and the mony therefor takyn I will that ther be gyven to our lady gylde off westerkele xls., and to the bellys in the same church iijs. iiijd., and to the mendyng off the hyghe ways in the same towne iijs. iiijd. Also I will that every on off my iij doughters Agnes, Margaret and Anne, have off the same mony vjs. viijd., and every chylde off Agnes my doughter then beyng off lyffe have off the same mony vjs. viijd., and every chylde off my other ij doughters iijs. iiijd. Also I will that Robert Watte have off the same mony vjs. viijd. The resydue off the same mony I will it be disposyd for the helth off my soule and my good frende soulys. The Resydue off my goodes I leffe to Margaret my wyffe and William my son, whome I make my executors. Thyes beyng wyttnes, Sir Adam Howys parysh prest, Robert goye, Robert walche, with many moy.
Proved before P., at Spillesby, 4 Feb., 1527. Adm. granted to William Dawlynson, the executor, power being reserved to grant to Margaret the relict when she shall come.
[Thomas Buttler of South Kilworth, co. Leicester, a.d. 1526.]
6 February, 1526. I thomas buttler of sowthkilworth, etc. To be buried in the Church porche of sanct andrew of sowthkilworth. I bequieth for my mortuary as custome wyll require. To the cathederall church of lyncoln iiijd. To the hee awlter of sowghtkilworth for tythes and offringes forgotten xijd. To the Charter hows of Cowentre to haife one trentall saide for my soull, my wyffys soull and all chrystyn soullys xs. To Edward buther [sic] vj hogges. I will thatt my executors prowyde a fyne cloth for the pixe hemmyd abowt withe a reibon of silke, withe iiij tasselles of sylke at iiij corners. The residew of my goodes I bequieth to sir John butteler, William and John botteler my sonnes, whome I mak my executors to order and dispose as they schall think most expedient for the wilth of my soull. Thes being witnes, sir thomas withnale parson of sowghtkilworth, Wil'm grene, and thomas kynght of the same, with other moo. Supervisors of this my will I make sir thomas witnale aforsaid, Wil'm grene.
[No probate act.]
[Robert Pounder of Grantham, gentleman, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT POWNDER.
15 February, 1526. I Robert pownder off grantham, gent', seke off body, etc. My body to be buryed in the quere off corpus xp'i with in the parysh church prebendall off saynt wulfrayn in grantham. I bequeth my best beaste that I have for my mortuary. To the hygh awter off the parysh church off grantham for tithes forgotten xxd. To the church warke of grantham vjs. viijd. To the church off Cathorpe iijs. iiijd. I will that sir william pownder knyght, my sone and heyre apparent, have all my landes and tenementes, medowys, lesurs and pasturs, rentes and reversions and service, with all and singler theyr appurtenaunce, in the townes and feldes off Gunwarbye, manthorp, Barston, Ryngsthorp, heydour, oseby and Ashbye, the wich I have wythin the sayd townys and feldes or els wher with in the Schyre of lincoln, to have and to holde to hym, hys heyres and assignes for evermore. The resydue off my goodes, affter my dettes payd, my bequestes and my funerall observaunt done, I gyff unto sir William pownder knyght, my sone, whome I make my executor. Thies beryng wittnes, sir Richerd sheperd vicare off grantham, John Smallye, William marshall, henry wilkynson, John fraunche, Thomas capper, with other moy. I bequeth to our mother church off lincoln xijd.
Proved before P., at Willesforth, 6 Aug., 1527. Adm. granted to the executor.
[John Hodgson of Wood Enderby, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN HODGSON.
18 February, 1526. I John Hodgeson of Woodenderby. To be buryed in the churche or churche yerde of st. benedicte of Woodenderby. I bequethe for my mortuary suche thyng as the lawe will requyre. To our ladys warke of lincoln xijd. To the high altare of woodenderby xijd. To the churche of Woodenderby vjs. viijd. The resydue of my goode I gyff to Johanne my wyff and Richerde Dennys off Wyspyngton, whome I make my executors.
Thys is the last will of me the sayd John Hodgeson mayd the day and yere above wryt. I will and gyffyth to Johan hodgeson my wyff all my landes, tenementes, etc., induryng her lyff naturall. Then I will the premisses be solde be my executors and the money theroff to be devyded in suche manor foloyng, to Agnes Deryng my doughter xls., to Isabell Toly my doughter xls., xl. to a preste to syng by the space of ij yeres in the churche of woodenderby next continually insuyng immediatly aftyr her decesse; the resydue of the overplus of the sayd lande that shall remayn in money to be disposyd by my executors. Sealyd and delyveryd in the presence of thies recordes, Rayff Foster of horncastr', Thomas stor of the same, John Denys of Woodenderby, and Robert Scrope (fn. 43) of horncastr', with other mo.
Proved before P., at Horncastr', 10 March, 1530. Adm. granted to the executors.
[John Helvys of Grainthorpe, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JO' HELVYS.
20 February, 1526. I John helvys off Garnthorpe, etc. To Richerd my sone on toffte in Salteflettby beyng ther off tymber growen, conteynyth ther off x acr', lying betwyx martin newcom gentylman off the weste and este, buttyng off the sewer callyd the ee off the south, off the ee dyke off the north; also iij stonge in a pasture callyd dukkes wonge, lying betwix Edward Madeson off the este, and martyn newcom off the weste, boundyng off the north off the herres off Mathew helwys, off the south of the ee dyke; and on acr' medowe in Acon hedges. I will that william helwys my son have v acre pasture, and tymber growyng theron, lying betwix Mr. Welbe off the weste, and Robert Reston and Ric' browne off the este, buttyng off Acon hedges off the sowth, and off the north off the ee dike, in the west felde off salfletby callyd Ackars and iiij acre; also in fyshmere iij acr'; to hym and to hys heyres off hys body. I wyll that Helene Elvys my wyff have the thyrde parte of my landes in Saltefletby terme off hyr lyff. I wyll that lyall rygge lyinge in the felde off Conesham, conteynyng ij acre in arable land, be sold to pay my dettes with and performyng off thys my last will be my executors. I wyll that my moveable goodes to be devydyd in thre partes, on parte for the helth off my soule, the second parte to pay my dettes, the thyrd parte to Helene Elvys my wyff. I will that Helene helvys my wyff to have the ferme that I dwell in in garnthorpe the terme off hyr lyff, and after hyr it to remayn to William and Richerd my sonys. I will that Ric' and Wylliam have the ferme in Conesham that belongys to sir Bryan Stapylton off the yeres, and helene my wyff to have the thyrd parte off the sayd ferme the terme off hyr lyff, and the profyt off the sayd yeres duryng the yeres off the Indentur. I will that Helene my wyff be my sole executrix, and Edward Madeson supervisor. wyttnes heroff, sir John poormand priest, sir William Browne, John hagthorpe off gernthorpe, with others.
Proved before P., at Louth, 7 Feb., 1527. Adm. granted to the executrix.
[Thomas Edward of Lutton in Sutton, a.d. 1526.]
At Gedney, 18 July, 1527.
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS EDWARDE.
6 March, 1526. I Thomas Edward of luton in Sutton in holand, etc. To Johanne my wif my howse with iij acre of pastur grounde for the terme of hir lif, and aftyr her deceasse to remayn to Johanne my doughter and to the heyres of her body. To Johanne my doughter j acre and iij rodes of arrable grounde of the kinges hold, and she to have it at the age of xx yeres to her and to the heires of hyr body, and if she deceasse without heyres, then the howse and all the landes to be solde bi the handes of my executrix to the best price, and j trentall of messes to be song in the churche of luton, and one trentall in the churche of Sutton for my soule and all cristen soules, And the residue to the makyng of the high weys. The residue of my goodes I put to the disposicion of Johanne my wif, whom I make executrix. I will John wershep of luton be supervisor. I give my lande to the handes of William blakbourne of Sutton to the fullfilling of this my will. Thies witnes, sir John Gouxill, William blakbourne, Henry denys, John Water, with other more.
Proved before P., at gedney, 18 July, 1527. Adm. granted to the executrix.
[Henry Salter of Stickford, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF HENRY SALTER.
13 March, 1526. I henry Salter off Stykford settes my testament, etc. To be buryed in the churchyerde off sanct Ellyn off Stykford. I bequeth my best beest in the name off my mortuary affter the costom. To our ladys warke att lincoln iiijs. To the reparacyon and sustentacon off sanct Ellyn church off Stykford vjs. viijd. To Agnes my wyffe vj kye, etc., and halffe my houshold stuffe. To Rycherd my sone and Margaret my doughter the other halffe for to be devydyd betwyx them both by evyn lyke porcyons. To John my sone on copyll oxen, xxti shepe. To Margaret my doughter vjl. xiijs. iiijd. to be payd to hyr the day off hyr maryage; also vj landes arrabyll, lyeng in west uplande, to hyr and hyr hayres off hyr body for evermore; remainder to John and Rycherd my sones to them and ther hayres off ther bodys for evermore by even lyke porcyons. To John my sone my house in the wrey wyth on ryg land that it standes on, and halffe a rygge in the wrey close, to do therwyth what he wyll off thys condicyon, that he pay or cause to be paid to Rycherd my sone xs. wyth in the space off on yere affter my decease, or ellys the aforsayd Rycherd my sone for to enter the house and the grounde therto belongyng. To Rycherd my sone my house that I dwell in wyth ij pecys off medow grounde, ij landys lyeng in the south feld off Stykford, affter the decease off Agnes my wyffe, wych she is infeoffyd in the terme off hyr lyffe. To the aforsayd Rycherd all my landes in westerkele and in stekforde wych is nott wytt nor assygnet. To the mantenyng off our ladys gyld off Stykford ij shepe. I bequeth on sherge to be fund afore the sepulcre in Stykford kyrke evermore be myn executors. The resydue off all my goodes and landes not wytt nor bequethyd I gyffe to Rycherd my sone, whome I make my executor, that he dyspose for the helth off my soule, etc., and Robert day preste to have the oversyght off thys my last will, and he to have for hys labor iijs. iiijd., and hys costes when he rydys or goys. Thyes wyttnes, Robert day prest, Thomas Coytte, John Salter Junior, with other moo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 10 April, 1527. Adm. granted to the executor.
[Thomas Cartewryght of Woodhall, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS CARTEWRYGHT.
20 March, 1526. I Thomas Cartewryght in the parysh off woodhall, etc. To be buryed in the church off sanct Magarete off woodhall, and my best beast as the lawe and custome requireth to be my mortuary. To the hygh alter off woodhall for tythes forgotten iiijd. To the church warke off Woodhall xijd. To the church warke off Rysom xijd. To our lady warke off lincoln xijd. To the church warke off burton xijd. To the church warke off Southcarleton next lincoln xijd. To the churchwarke off corryngham xijd. To every on off my eyght chylder vjl. xiijs. iiijd. to be delyvered at the age of xviij yeres in mony. To Elizabeth my wyffe the holle fermehold with all the purtonynges thereto in Dowode accordyng as it is expressyd under the Convent Seale off kyrkested unto my sone John cum to the full age off xxty yeres, then my sayd sone to have my forsayd fermehold wyth the convent Seale therof Induryng my yeres, etc. The Resydue off my goodes to Elizabeth my wyff and John my sone, whom I make my executors. Mr. John Monson to be supervisor. Record[s] heroff, Ric' Newcom off nether Toynton, John Brown off Marton next lyttylburghfery, wylliam forman off Skawby.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 17 April, 1527. Adm. granted to the executrix, power being reserved to grant to John the son when he shall attain his age.
[John Stokes of Grantham, a.d. 1526.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN STOKYS.
a.d. 1526. I John stokes make my testament, etc. To be buryed in the church yerde off sanct woolffrayn in grantham. I bequeth to my mortuarye my best best as custome off the contreth requireth. To the hygh alter off welby iiijd. To our lady warke off lincoln viijd. To the afornamyd church off welbe iiijd. To my brother Robert iiijd. To my brother Thomas a seme off malte. To my syster Elizabeth iiijd. I bequeth a tenement lyeng in the west ende off welbe wyth all land and medow thereto pertenyng with in towne or felde off welbe to my ij chyldren, Robert and esayt, to go to the behoyff off them bothe to the tyme my sone Robert cum to lawfull age. Then I will he enter as full hayr to hym and to hys hayres off hys body; remainder to my doughter esayt and hyr hayres off hyr body; remainder to my heldest brother and hys heyrys. To Sebyll yardly off manthorp the resydue off my goodes not bequethyd to pay my dettes and to bryng me to the ground and to bryng up my chyldren, whome I make my executryx. Also I will that henry my brother be oversear off my will. Thes beyng wyttnes, sir Thomas bryghar prest, olyuer mee, Margyt Mollyns, with other moo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 23 May, 1527. Adm. granted to the executrix.