Lincoln Wills: Volume 2, 1505-1530. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1918.
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The testament of Thomas Panton of Hatclyff.
1 July, 1529. I Thomas Panton. My body to buryed in the church yerd of our Lady in Hatclyff. I gyff my beste beaste for my mortuary. To the hygh alter of Hatclyff iijs. iiijd. To the hygh alter of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady warkes ther xijd. To Westrandell, Estrandell, Woldenewton, Belysby and Thurganby churches. To Ashby church to ther bellys xxd. To Hatclyff church to the payntyng of the crucifix, Mary and John xxxiijs. iiijd. I gyff my new house in Goneyerby, callyd Banys Thyng, with thappurtenaunces in the towne and felde of Goneyerby to John Panton, my eldest sonne, and to the heyres male of hys body; [remainder in succession to Robert Panton, my son, and William Panton, my brother, in tail male]. To the sayd John Panton Kelke Thyng with thappurtenaunces wythin the towne and felde of Goneyerby. To Robert, my sonne, Jacob Thyng wyth all thappurtenaunces within the towne and felde of Goneyerby. To Elizabeth, Jenett and Agnes my doughters. To John Panton, my baste sonne, viij markes. To John Knage. The resydue of my goodes to be at the disposicion of Robert and John my sonnys, whome I make my executors. To Sir Ralffe Heylde [folio 186] xs., whome I make supervisor. Theys beyng wytnesses, Sir Ralffe Heylde; Robert Panton; John Panton; Richerd Panton; and John Knage; wyth other moy.
The testament of Henry Johnson [of Stallingborough].
12 July, 1529. I Henry Johnson of Stallyngburgh. I wytt to every doughter that I have iijl. vjs. viijd., and yff it fortune anny off all my chylder, both sonys and doughters, to departe before that they cum to laufull age, [etc.]. Yff it please God that my wyff be with a manchylde, and he lyff to he cum to lefull age, I will that he have all the landes and medoys wythin the lordschyp of Stallyngburgh that I have purchessyd off Ric' Huggyltherpe; [the remainder] I wytt to Richerd my sone. I will that the money that is to pay for the lande be takyn off my goodes besyde my chylders partes. To William my brother. The resydue off my goodes not gyffyn nor wytt I gyff to Margaret my wyff, and I make her and William my brother my executors. Thes wyttnes, Sir Alan Lusby, chaplain; William Tayllor; and John Everby; with other mo.
The testament of John Missynden [of Burgh in the Marsh].
12 July, 1529. I John Missynden de Burgh in the Marshe. My body to be buryd in the churchyerd of saynt Peter of Burgh, and my best beste to be my mortuary. To our Lady werke at Lincoln viijd. To the high aulter xijd. To the sacrament of Burgh churche xijd. To either gilde of Burgh xijd. [folio 92d.] To the reparacions of St. Peter churche of Burgh iijs. iiijd. To the convent at Bullington iijs. iiijd. To the high aulter in Crofte churche for forgoten tithes xxd. To Margarit Wikelif xls. To eche on of my doughters xxs. I wil that William Missynden, my son, have the house agaynst the parsonage, of Bekcrofte, with the appurtenaunces, to hym and his heyres; and if he dye with out children, then I wil that Xp'ofer Carter have the [premises] to hym, hys heyres and assignes for ever. I wil that Alice Philipson and Richard my sone have the house at Powes Wele the terme of ther lives; and after to William my son and his children; and for fawte of children, I will Xp'ofer Carter have it as aforesaid. Residue of my goodes to William Missynden, my sone, and Xp'ofer Carter, whom I make my executours. Witnes wherof, Thom's Jordan, vicar; John Mody; Peter Steven; and Will' Rede; with other more.
The testament of John Pynchbek [of Butterwick].
15 July, 1529. I John Pynchbek of Butterwyk make thys my testament, concludyng therin my last will. To Agnes my wyff [goods] that she had before I maryd her. To Agnes my wyff a fetherbed, a sylver harnesyd gyrdyll and a pare of gret beadys with sylver gawdys the terme of her lyff, and aftyr hyr decease to remayn to Margaret my doughter and to her heyres. To the same Margaret v markes when she is at age of xxij yere or at the day off her mariage. To William, Thomas and Roger my sones. I will that John my sone have my [folio 104d.] capitall mansion that I dwell in and all the ground and housyng therto belongyng, the pasture callyd Dale, on ryg callyd Bell Ryg, on ryg callyd Crakyll But, to hym and hys heyres, accordyng to the last will of Richerd Pynchebek, (fn. 1) my graunsyr, viij acres medoy lyeng in Butterwyk Inges, callyd Hapcote Hyll, and on ryg lyeng in Tadcrofte Felde next the land of Mr Welby of the est and Mr Foderby of the west, in fee simple. I wyll that Agnes my wyff have iij acres past'r, callyd Crosland, and iij acres land, lyeng in Benyngton Felde in a place callyd Seeldyke, the terme of hyr lyff; and aftyr her decease I will the sayd pastur callyd Crosland remayn to John my sone in fee symple, and the sayd land in Benyngton Felde to Thomas my sone in fee symple. I will that Thomas my sone have on acre and a halff lande, lyeng in the felde of Benyngton in the sayd place callyd Seeldyke, in fee symple; and yff he dye with owt heyres of hys body and by fore Agnes my wyff, I will that the lande remayn to William my sone and Margaret my doughter to be devydyd equally betwyxt them. I will that the sayd Thomas have on acre of medoy in Butterwyk Ynges next the medoy lately John Loydon of the este, and the medoy lately John Greves towardes the north. I will that William my sone have on acre land lying in Cadcrofte Felde next kyrke stigh of the south syde, v rodes ynges callyd Keker, and ij acres ynges next the medoy of the lord Rose of the est, in fee symple. I will that my executors shall fynde an honest prest the space of di. a yere in the church of Butterwyk to pray for my soule, for the soulys of my fader and mother, for the soulys off my wyffes, for the soulys of all my good frendes, and for all crysten soulys. The rest of my goodes I putt to the disposicion of John Pynchbek my [folio 105] sone, and Peter Blakster, whome I make my executors to bryng me honestly forth, [etc.]. Thyes wytnes, Sir Robert Peycok, prest; Peter Butler; John Gylbert; and other moye. I require Richerd Pynchbek, my brother, to be overseer.
The testament of William Hoganson [of St. Peter's in Eastgate, Lincoln].
16 July, 1529. I Will'm Hoganson, of the parysh of saynt Peter in Estgate in the suburbys of the citie of Lincoln. To every on of my chylder xls., and yff any of them departe owt of thys worlde before they cum to the age of mariage, [etc.]. To Thomas Rasebecke. To Will'm Rasebecke, hys brother. I will that my wyff mother have her fyndyng wyth my wyff, or ellys to have sufficiently of my goodes to fynde her wythall as long as she lyffys. To John Hoganson, my brother son. To Jenet my syster. To Margaret Waynwryght. To John Pearson and Jenet my servands. To every on of my god chyldren. To Jenet Johnson and Margaret Johnson other of them on schepe. To Robert Holme. To John Hoganson, my brother. To sir William Johnson. To every on of the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln xijd. I bequeth to xxxty prestes to syng on trentall the day of my burying xs. The resydue of my goodes to Agnes my wyff, the wich Agnes and Robert Smyth, lay sacriston, I make my executors. I make supervisor William Mylner.
The testament of Stephen Fyshe [of Kirton in Holland].
18 July, 1529. I Stepyn Fyshe of Kyrton in Holand, make my testament, concludyng therein my last will. To my wyff all my landes the space of xvj yeres; [remainder in succession] to Robert my sone in fe sympill at the age of xvj, and Margaret my doughter in fe symple; [remainder], yff bothe my chylder dy or they cum to laufull age, to be solde by the advyse of my wyff and Xp'ofer Bennet, and to be disposyd in vertuos usys in Kyrton church for the helthe of my soule and my parentes and good frendes. [folio 99d.] To Margaret my doughter on brown dowyd cowe, [etc.]. To Xp'ofer Bennet on gray mare that goth with his fader mearys. And I will that he have the cattyll that I have gyffyn to my chyldren to use it to ther proffyt to they cum att laufull age. Resydue of my goodes to Alice my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Thyes wytnes, Sir John Bruster of Kyrton; William Tonnarde of the same; John Tunnard of the same; Ric' Tunnard; and William Tale of the same.
The testament of Isabel Holbych.
23 July, 1529. I Isabell Holbich. I bequeth to a prest to syng for me and all crysten soulys on yere fully complete iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. To William Holbech. To John Socke vjl. xiijs. iiijd. and hys awn rayment and clothyng wich I bought for hym. The resydue of my goodes, thys my will and testament fulfyllyd, and my husband will, John Holbeche, also fullfyled, I gyff to Thomas my sone and Elizabeth my doughter. The wich Thomas and Elizabeth [folio 135d.], Richerd Alanby and Thomas Doughtty I ordeyne my executors; and I will that ether of the sayd Richerd Alanby and Thomas Doughtty have for ther labor vjs. viijd.; they to governe the sayd resydue to the use of my sayd chyldren unto they cum to laufull age of mariage. I make Sir William Ascugh, knyght, and Sir John Wellys, prest, to be supervisors. Thies wyttnes, Sir Thomas Wardrope, prest; Sir Thomas Alanby, prest; Robert Kelsey; Henry Crakome; Henry Homfrey; Robert Tharrolde; with many other moy.
The testament of Robert Sawcethorp of Langton [By Horncastle].
26 July, 1529. I Robert Sawstrop of Langton next Horncastr'. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of St. Margaret off Langton. In the name of my mortuary my best beast. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the hygh alter of Langton iiijd. I make Jenet my wyff my sole executrix. The resydue of my goodes to Jenet my wyffe that she may dispose them for the welth of my soule.
Thys is my last will as concernyng all my landes and tenementes with in Langton, Themolby and Horncastr'. I gyff all my landes, tenementes, [etc.], to Jenet Sawsthorpe my wyff duryng hyr lyff; [remainder in succession] to Gilbert my eldest sone, John Sawsthorpe, my sone, and Elizabeth Sawsthorp, my doughter, and the heyres of [their] bodies, payng the chefe lordes rent and servys accostomyd; [remainder] to the next of my blode. Also I make feoffers [folio 150d.] for the performans of thys my last wyll Robert Rock of Langton, Sir William Lancastr' of the same, John Lincoln of the same and Thomas Stevenson of Horncastr', and I will that they feoff my wyff in all [the premises]. And thys my will never to be voyd nor disanollyd. Thes wyttnes, Sir William Lancastr'; John Lincoln; Thomas Stevenson; with other.
The testament of Robert Dannot [of North Owersby].
28 July, 1529. I Robert Dannot of Owersby makes my wyll and testament, [etc.]. I wytt my soule, [etc.]. To Agnes my doughter for hyr parte of my goodes and to her mariag vjl. xiijs. iiijd. I will that a prest syng di. a yere for the helth of my soule within the parysh chyrch of Owresby. To every on off my godchylder iiijd. to pray for my soule. To William Dannot, my sone, and hys heyres for ever on house in the south ende of Owresby, that is callyd Dannot Thyng, that I bought of Mr John Monson, esqwyer, with all land, medoys and past'r therto belongyng; Howdernes Thyng with the new layth with all the land, medoys and past'r therto belongyng; and ij lytyll croftes, callyd Pygot Thyng, lying in Owresby, with all the landes, medoys and past'r therto belongyng. To William my son the take of the yeres of iij stong off medos wich is callyd Darsy Dayll, payng ijs. viijd. to Mr Forman for rent of yt. I will that Alice my wyff and William my sone be my executors. To John Dannot, my sone, and hys heyres for ever the est house with medoy and past'r therto belongyng. The resydue off my goodes not gyffyn and my wyll probate, I gyff theym to Alice my wyff and to William my sone to devyd it equally betwyxt them. Yff ther be any lak or fawte in thys my will makyng, or in my dede of feofment makyng, I will it be reformed by William my son or hys counsyll lernyd, to make it as strong or sewer for hys behove as can be devysyd accordyng to the effecte aforesayd. Thes men to wytnes, John Lamyng, prest; Thomas Hauton; William Wellys of Owersby; and John Hauton; with other moy.
The testament of John Jakson [of Quadring].
2 August, 1529. I John Jakson of Quadryng. To Avyse my wyff syx horse and mares, [etc.], and a mydo salte; also xiiijl. to be reysyd of my salte cote with thys condicion, that she shall delyver to my executors or assygnes on indenture by the wiche I am bounde to leff to her use duryng her lyff xiijs. iiijd. by yere, [folio 103d.] [etc.]. To Alys my doughter iiij acres lande of Mr Meres fee, lyeng ny to Jakson house, my lande in Wygtofte, [etc.]. To Johan my doughter my mansyon wich I dwell in, wyth on halff acr' of land longyng to Monkes Hale, and another longyng to Mr Meres, bothe lying betwyxt my mansyon and Carter House. Yff ether of my doughters dye with owt ishewe of ther bodyes, I will all my land remane to the other lyffyng and to her heyres of her body; [remainder] to the chapell of our Lady in Quadryng Edyke to the mayntenyng of a prest to pray for my soule and all my frendes soulys as counsell lernyd shall devyse. To Thomas my sone my house callyd Mylner House, with thys condicion, that he shall not trobyll my executors nor minstres; yff he doy, I gyff it to Mr Thomas Tempest, esquier. To Mr Tempest a myd salte, also my best horse aftyr my mortuary be chosen, or xxs. at hys election. To Sir Robert Thorpe v stryke salte and a qwye. To John Straker. The rest off my goodes to Alice Jakson and Johan Jakson, my doughters, whome I make my executors. I will that Sir Gylys Wood, prest, devyde my goodes betwyxt my wyff and my doughters accordyng to my will. I will that yff any man trobyll or shew [sic] myn executors, then the forsayd Sir Gyles shall defend them wyth my goodes, and he shall have a gown cloth and xxs. for hys labor; and yff he have any labor concernyng my chyldren welthe I will hys chargys be borne of my goodes. I make Thomas [folio 104] Tempest, esquier, supervisor. I will have a trentall of saynt Gregory, wich I will Sir Robert Thorpe have. I will that Robert Danyell have the order of my salte cote when Sir Gyles is absent, so that the proffytes therof remayn to my doughters. Thes wytnes, Sir Robert Thorpe; Robert Danyell; William Storer; John Vyrley; with others.
The testament of Thomas Olyuer [of Long Leadenham, husbandman].
2 August, 1529. I Thomas Oliuer, 'husbandman'. My body to be buried in the churchyard of St. Swithin of Longledenham, if I shall there depart this light, [etc.]. To the mother church of Lincoln. To the high altar of my parish church for tithes forgotten vjd. To the light before the image of the blessed Virgin iiijd. To the maintenance of the bells vjd. To each of my four sons five marks. To each of my two elder sons xxs. beyond the aforesaid sum on account of a scruple of my conscience. To the high altar at Fulbek. To the use of the parish church vjd. The residue to Robert and John Oliver my brothers, whom I make my executors, [etc.]. If any of my sons shall die before they come to mature age, [etc.]. To the parents of my wife lately deceased xxs. The best garments (togas) of my wife lately deceased I give to her father and mother. To all the sons and daughters whom I have raised (levavi) from the holy font xijd. To Hugh Warner with his son xs. I will that Ralph Landesdale also be an executor with my two brothers.
The testament of W. Swyne [of Fulstow].
10 August, 1529. I William Swyne of Fulstow ordeyns and settes my will. My body to be buryd in the churchyerd in Fulstow with that the law wil to be in the name of my mortuary. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the high aulter in Fulstowe xijd. [folio 92] To the churches of St. Laurence of Fulstow, Marshechapell, Garnethorp, Cawthorp, Ludburgh, Teylby, Northwillingham, Estrasyn, Midelrasyn and Westrasyn. To Margret my wif iij kye with all her howsehold stuf that I had with her. To John Swyne, my son, my ploughe, iiij oxon, ij horses, [etc.]; also my copy of the Beken fee. To Water my sone a shod carte, [etc.]; and my copy of Hercy fee. To Anne my doughter. To John Swyne. To Water my sone. To Alyson my doughter her moder bedes with all the jowelles bi the same. The residue of my goodes not gyven nor wyte I gif to John Swyne, Walter Swyne and Thomas, whome I make my executors; and Thomas my sone to be supervisor. To Andrew Leymyng. Thies witnes, Sir Richard Raynold, vic'; Sir John Londesdale; Sir William Aleyn; John Cowper; Will' Puttrell; Roger Hyrne.
The testament of Jane Armstrong [of Corby, vowess].
28 August, 1529. I Dame Jane Armstrong of Corby, vowys, makes my last will. To the reparacions of the church of Corby xls. To the chyrchys off Byrton, Swynsted, Swafelde and Irnham di. quarter barly [each]. To Dame Johane Tyssyngton, priorys off Haverham, vjs. viijd. To the nonys of Sempyngham vjs. viijd., wherof Dame Agnes Rud to have xld. I will that Sir Robert Andro syng for my soule and my frende soulys iij yeres, to have every yere, over and above xls. a yere, a bonet, a sherte. To Robert Swafeld. To Thomas Sheryff and John Bate, my men servants. To Agnes and Isabell Dale. To Elizabeth Shershanges. [folio 98d.] To Sir Robert my chapleyn iiijs., [etc.]. To Elizabeth Dane. To Margaret Pacy. The resydue of my goodes I will be equally devydyd betwyxt my sonys, Thomas Armestrong and William Armstrong; and I make my executors my sone Thomas Armstrong and Sir John Obyn, vic' of Corby, and John Coson, thelder, gentilman, and to have for ther labors xxs. iche. I will that it may be devysyd by lernyd counsell that my sone, William Armstrong, may have made sure to hym and to hys heyres malys the house in Corby callyd Spencer Thyng and iijl. a yere of my lande in Grantham; and for lak of heyr male to reterne ageyn to my sone and heyr, Thomas Armstrong, and to hys heyres. Wytnes, William Armstrong; and Sir Robert Andro, prest; with many other moo.
The testament of Joan Anson [of Rowston].
31 August, 1529, at Rouston. I Jenet Anson of Rowston, consyderyng the perell of dethe, [etc.]. My body to be buryed in the kyrke of St. Clemens of Rouston. I bequethe for my mortuary as the lawe requyrys. I will that a dirige be done in Slefurthe kyrke for me. To the high altare of Sleforthe iiijd. To St. Xp'ofer gylde ijd. To the Trinite gylde ijd. To St. Sunday light jd. To the Wevers light jd. To Michel Beche, my sun, a counter, a mantyll, a bed in the chamber, a cowcher and a coverlyd. To Johanne Gray, the doughter of John Gray of Sleforthe, a bed, a cowcher, a coverlyd of whyte blankyd, my best beades, my best gyrdyll, a basyn, a laver, a pare of lyn schetes, my best potte, save one and my best panne save one and ij lyttyll kystes. To Elizabeth Gray a gret kyst and my best goune. To Richerde Bate of Lauforthe a rounde table, a cradyll and a nolde leade. To Margaret Fulwoode off Newarke a foldyn table. To John Beche, [folio 144] William Beche and Thomas Beche a nolde arke [apiece]. To Margaret Beche my blak gowne new, my blak harnest gyrdyll and a blak hatte; and to my syster at Sleforthe a hewke. The resydue of my goodes I betake to my sun, Michel Beche, that he may dispose it for my soule. Wytnes to the same, Sir William Borow, vic' of Rowston; Sir William Wade of the same towne; and Sir Richerde Wade of the same; with oder.
The testament of Robert Halyday [of Grimoldby].
6 September, 1529. I Robert Halyday of Grymolby. My body to be buryd in the churche yerd of St. Edithe in Grymolby with [folio 91d.] that that the lawe and costume requireth to be my mortuary. To the high awter of our moder churche of Lincoln xijd. To the high awlter of the parishe churche of Grymolby viijd., and to Corpus Xp'i gilde in Grymolby xxd. To St. Leonard in Cokryngton churche iiijd., and to the high auter in the same ijd. To St. Peter of Stuton iiijd., and to our Lady of Louthparke Abbey vjd., and to St. Peter in the west churche of Salfletby iiijd. To William my sone a pasture of iij acres, leyng within the lordship of Manby, to hym and his heyres for ever, with his parte of all my other landes aftyr the costume of the countrey. To William, James, Roger and Robert my sons [goods] to be delyvered when the com at age of xviij yeres, and every on to be others heyres. To my doughters Jenet and Joane. The residue of my goodes to Agnes my wif and William my son, whom I ordeyn executors, and Mr John Litilbury [supervisor], to dispose for the helth of my soule. This witnes, Roger Tyson; William Sheffeld; William Smyth of Grymolby; with other more.
The testament of John Cley [of Spalding].
10 September, 1529. I John Cley of Spaldyng. To Thomas Cley, my eldest sone, my house that I dwell in, and tenne dyker of ledder and the vessels belongyng therto, to hym and hys heyres of hys body when he cometh to full age; [remainder] to my sone, Henry Cley, hys next brother, when he cumyth to full age, and to hys heyres of hys body; [remainder] to Catheryne Cley, my eldest doughter, when she cumyth to full age, to her and her heyres of her body, and she shall fynde on honest prest to syng for me and my good frendes halff a yere. I will that Thomas my eldest sone shall gyff unto hys syster, Catheryne Cley, when she cumyth to full age, fyve markes sterlyng. To Henry Cley, my second sone, the house that sumtyme was Robert Grynston, and eyght dykker of ledder and the vessels belongyng therto, when he cumyth att full age, to hym and to hys heyres of hys body; and he shall gyff to hys syster, Agnes Cley, fyve markes sterlyng when she cumyth to full age; [remainder] to Agnes Cley, my yongest doughter, when she cumyth to full age, to her and her heyres of her body, [folio 101] and she shall fynde on honest prest to syng for me and my good frendes halff a yere; [remainder as to] the housys to John Cley, my brother, to hym and hys heyres of hys body, and he shall fynde on honest prest to syng for me and for all my good frendes too yeres in the paryshe church of Spaldyng, the wich prest shall have for hys labor xvj markes sterlyng. The resydue of my goodes to Thomas Cley, my sone, Henry Cley, my sone, and Robert Walpole, whome I make my executors; they to dispose for the helth of my soule. Thyes beyng wytnes, Sir Ric' Bell, hys curate and gostly father; William Longley; John Longley; Thomas Palmer; Thomas Melton; Robert Horseley; and other.
[The testament of Christopher Robert of Kirton in Holland].
10 September, 1529. I Xp'ofer Robert of Kyrton in Holand, makes my testament, concludyng with my last will. To Elizabeth my wyff all the landes the wich I have in Kyrton duryng hyr lyff; and aftyr hyr decease, I will that Thomas and Richerd my sonnys have the landes, and the one to be the other heyr, yf either di with owt issue. The resydue of my goodes to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix, to dispose my goodes to the most pleasure of God and helthe of my soule. Thes beryng wytnes, Sir Thomas Ashley; Ric' Osburne; and Michell Perre; with other moy.
The testament of John Buschey [of Leverton].
14 September, 1529. I John Buschey of Leuerton. My body to be buryed in the church of saynt Helene in Leuerton, and to be my mortuary that the law requirys. To the parsons for tythes and oblacions forgotten viijd. To the ornamentes off the hygh alter iiijd. To the church warkes in Leuerton xiijs. iiijd. [folio 100] To my mother xiijs. iiijd. To Margaret Merylde, my syster. I will that Alice my wyff have her joynture the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease I will that on acre pasture lying in Leeke nygh the southe dyke be solde be my executors and disposyd in the church warkes of Leuerton. I will that on acre and di. tyland, lying in Leek south felde next Cadesons Grene be solde, and of the sayd money I will have on trentall song in Leuerton church. I will that Leek church have of the sayde lande iijs. iiijd.; and that the resydue of the money that remayns of the landes be disposyd in the church warkes of Leuerton. To my syster Alice on acre pasture in Benyngton Inges to her and to her hayrys. I will that my mother have on pyngle in fe symple, lying ny the church stight syde, she beyng in possession of it. I will have an obbyt kepte of all the resydue of the landes that my mother hath, aftyr her decease, for evermore. I wyll that the resydue of all my landes be devydyd betwene Richerd Busche, sone of Walter Busche, and Thomas son of John Busche, to thaym and to ther heyres. Yff it fortune my wyff to be with chylde, and it lyff to it cum at laufull age, then I will it have all my landes in Leke and Leuerton in fe symple after my wyff decease. The resydue of my goodes to Alice my wyff and to Sir John Fendyke, whome I make my executors. Walter Busche to be supervisor. Thes wytnes, Sir John Westmellys; Walter Busche; with other moy.
[The testament of] William Dawsonne [of Fleet].
16 September, 1529. I William Dawsonne of Flete. My bodie to be buried with in oure Ladies Queer in the churche of Marie Madlene in Fleete, with that that is right [in] the name of my mortuarie. To the hie altar of Fleete xiijs. iiijd. To the warke of the saide churche xxs. To every greate light with in the said churche iijs. iiijd. To the May light one cowe. To the makinge of the roundell ijs. viijd. To the makinge of oure Ladie Radybound (fn. 2) chapell vjs. viijd. To the buyinge one paire of organes to the saide churche xl. To the hie altar of Holbeche iijs. iiijd. To the high altar of Moultonne ijs. To the worke of oure moder churche in Lincoln ijs. To the poore children of sainte Katherines with out Lincoln xijd. To one hable priest to singe for my soule and all chr'en soules one yere Cvjs. viijd. To the iiij orders of Friers in Lynne for iiij trentalles for my soule xls. To the iiij ordres of Friers in Bostonne in like manner xls. To the churche wardeine of Flete iiij kyen to be delivered at Maie daie next cominge, and thei to kepe yerelie a solempne [dyryge and messe with note (fn. 3) ] for the soule of Johnne Chowney (fn. 4) and all chr'en soules. To Elizabethe my wief all my [folio 61d.] tenementes and landes which I have by dede, copie or bill, lienge in Fleete, the terme of her lief, and she to kepe theim sufficientlie repariled; and after her deces I will thei shall remaine to Johnne my sonne and to his heires of his bodie; [remainder] to other of my children in like manner. To Johnne my sonne all my laundes in Suttonne, free and copie hold, to him and to his heires of his bodie, when he cometh to the eage of xxj yeres; [remainder] to other of my children in like manner. To Johnne my sonne xxl. sterlinge at the saide age. To Roberte and Will'm my sonnes xx markes sterlinge [apiece]. To Elizabeth my daughter xxl. sterlinge and half of all my houshold stuf, the which that was her moders, to be delivered at the daie of her mariage. And if all the said children decease with out heires, as God defende, then I will my laundes in Suttonne and Fleete, after the decease of Elizabeth my wief, be sold and disposed in praier and other wourkes necessarie to the churche of Fleete by the handes of myn exequutors, and in like manner all the monney. The residue of my goodes to Elizabeth my wief, and I ordeine her, William Blackborne and Laurence Clerke myn exequutors. This to witnes, Thomas Cuer, parson; Johnne Bakster; and Johnne Wardell; with other moe.
[folio 62] Proved before Master John Rayne, LL.D., vicar general, official principal, etc., in the church of St. Michael the greater (Maioris) in the town of Staunford, 17 September, 1529. Admin. granted to the executors.
The testament of John Hyrne [of Fulstow].
20 September, 1529. I John Hyrne of Fulstow settes and ordeyne my will. My body to be buryd in the churche yerd of Fulstow with that the law wil to be in the name of my mortuary. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To our Ladyes warke iiijd. To the high auter of Fulstow xijd. To St. Laurence churche in Fulstow iijs. iiijd. To the churches of Marshechapell and Ludburgh. To Roger my son my indentur of my farmehold in Fulstow. To Henry my son my copy of Pynder House. To Thomas my son my fermehold in Marshechapell. To Heleyn, Alyson, Isabell and Jane my doughters. To William Putrell. The residue of my goodes I wyte and give to Roger my son and Henry my son, whome I make myn executours for to dispose for the helth of my soul; and Roger my broder and John Cowper to be supervisors to se that my wil be performed, and they to have for ther labor ij amblyng felys. To Roger my son my howse in the churche Thorp. Thies witnes, Sir Richard Raynold; Water Palmer; William Swyne; Robert Campson; with oder more.
The testament of Richard Smyth [of South Ormsby].
25 September, 1529. I Richerd Smyth of Southormesby. My body to be buryed in the church of St. Leonerde of South Ormesby; wherfore I bequeth to the sayd churche vjs. viijd., and my mortuary that the lawe will. I will that my executors cause on trentall of messys to be done in the [said] churche every yere dewryng the space of x yeres, and the prest to have for hys labor xs.; and on trentall in the church of Thedylthorp Helene in lyke maner dewryng the space of xij yeres for my soule and all my good frende soulys. I will that they kepe or cause to be kepyd every yere one menyng day for my soule and all crysten soulys with placebo, dirige and commendation, and a messe the day foloyng; and the parson or prest so doyng to have iiijd., and one messe peny to be offeryd at messe, and ijs. to be waryd in brede and ale for the ryngers and pore people, by the space of xij yeres in the church of Ormesby. I will have every yere on serge of ijli. dewryng the sayd xij yeres to burne afore the sepulcer to the holy days be done, and aftyr afore the sacrament till it be spent. I will that my executors kepe or cause to be kepyd at Thedilthorp Helene on menyng day in maner as is at Ormesby dewryng the same yeres. I will have on serge every yere of ij powndes to burne afore St. Margaret [folio 209d.] in Ketsby churche dewryng the sayd xij yeres. I will that thes trentalls, menyng days and ij sergys be takyn of my landes yerly dewryng the noneage of my chyldren; and my wyffe to have the resydue of my landes dewryng the sayd noneage; and for more suerty I will that my syster stand seasyd to the use of thys my last will dewryng the noneage of my chyldren, and aftyr to the use of my ryght heyres. To the high alter of Ormesby ijs. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xijd. I will that my executors cause iij messys to be sayd before our Lady in the mon' of Lincoln every yere iij yeres induryng; and iij messys before our Lady of Walsyngham, continuyng the space of iij yeres. To our Lady ther xijd. To our Lady in Boston xijd. I will that my executors cause iiij messys to be sayd at Scala Celi in our Lady Chapell in Boston. To the buyldyng of the stepill of Thedilthorp Helene iijs. iiijd. To the church warke of Calceby xijd. To either church of Swaby viijd. To the church warke of Ketisby xvjd.; in oblacion to St. Margaret xvjd. To the church warke of Tetford, Somersby, Bagenderby, Brynkill and Rukland. I will that my wyff have halffe my goodes; and my iij doughters Jane, Agnes and Margaret have halffe my housholde good ayenst ther mother, [etc.]. I will that Jane have the oxen that Mumby hase, and Agnes have the whyt bakkyd oxe and hys feloy, [etc.]. I will that yff any of the iij chylder dye or they cum to laufull age, her parte be devydyd emong the other too, and so furthe to the laste; and yff they all dye or eny of them cum to laufull age, I will that all ther partes be disposyd for my soule and all crysten soulys be my executors yff ether of them be a lyff, or ellys by the parson of Ormesby then beyng. To Jenet my syster. To the alter of St. Leonerde in Ormesby on alter clothe. The resydew of my goodes I putt to the disposicion of Agnes my wyff and William Ireland to dispose for the helthe of my soule and all my frend soulys, whom I make my [folio 210] executors; and Mr William Skypwyth, the elder, supervisor. Thes wytnes, John Coke, parson; Sir Ric' Stapulforth, parysh prest; and Edmunde Alyn.
The testament of Margaret Moreley of Southelkyngton.
28 September, 1529. I Margaret Morley. My body to be buryed by my husband in the church of Southelkyngton. I wyll that my husband wyll be fulfyllyd of hys thyrd parte. Also I wyll that my wyll be fulfyllyd and it may be borne. I wytt to our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln vjd. I wytt to the hygh alter of Sowthelkyngton iiijd. To All Halloys of the same chyrch viijd. To the same church warke xijd. I wytt to Robert Bekeryng, my sone, xxs. that I owe hym. To Ric' Moreley, my sone. To Jane my doughtter. I wytt to my doughter, Alice Moreley. I wytt to my doughtter, Isabell Moreley. I wytt to my doughtter, Paronell Moreley. I wytt to Thomas Moreley, my sonne. I wytt to Jane Morelay, Alice Moreley, Isabell Morelay and Paronell Morelay all my houshold stuff to devyde emong them, [etc.]. To John Morelay. I wyt to John Bekeryng. I wyll that my scheperd have hys wage trewly, and xvs. that he toke me to kepe. The resydue of my goodes I wyll be devydyd in ij partes, on parte to fynde the house to mayday and saw the sede, and the other parte to bryng me to the grounde and ij trentallys to be done for me and my husband. I wyll that John Bekeryng and Robert Bekeryng be my executors, and that my brother, William Hubbylthorne, and John Bloxholme helpe them; also that Sir Ric' Gray be oversear. [folio 151d.] Thes men beryng recorde, Robert Wytton, the elder; Thomas Hall; and Thomas Elles.