Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of William Craylle [of Horbling].
1 March, 1530–1. I William Craylle of Horblyng makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Androy in Horblyng. I gyff to my mortuary as the custome that now is. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd., and to the pore chyldren of saynt Catheryns iiijd. To the high alter of st Androy vjd., and to the bellys vjd. To John my sonne. To Jane my doughtter. To Malde my doughter. And yff any of those iij chylder departe or they marry then that parte to be devydyd betwyxte the other that lyffes. To Xp'ofer Crale. To Robert my sonne ij kye [etc.], and I will that hys mother to kepe them as she dothe her awn, and the increasse to hys behoyff, and hym to he be of laufull age. And therfore I gyff to Elizabeth my wyff all the resydewe of my goodes, whome I make my executrix to dispose it for the well of my soule as she thynkes best. In wytnes herof, sir Richerd Baynton vicar; Richerd Palmer; Xp'ofer Crale; with moy.
[The will of Thomas Stevynson of Hackthorn].
2 March, 1530–1. I Thomas Stevynson of Hakthorne, sike in body, makes my will. My body to be buryed in the churche yarde of Hackthorne, and my best beist to go for my mortuarye, and for thithes forgotton xxd. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To every order of freers j strike of barley. To Spridlington church xijd. To Welton church viijd. To Hakthorne church iijs. iiijd. To Greingham church j quarter barley. To the maundy of Shere Thersday vjd. To John Heley. To John Byrdtoft wyff and her childer. To Isabell my servante, and to every on of the childer in the house. To every on of my godchilder within the towne of Hakthorne ijd. To Roberte Stevynson and his wiff and his childer. To my doughter Jenyt, wiff to William Aland xls., and to be paid bi Margaret my doughter when it commys to her handes [folio 16]. To Margaret my wiff all my lande (fn. 1) and Cottome howse for vj yeres yf she kepe her unmaryed, and yf so be that she mary then she for to leve it and go to Cotom howse agayn, and that house to have for her liff. I giffe my howse that I dwell in with all that therto belonges to Margaret my doughter and to the heres of her body, and if so be the saide Margaret departe withoute eny ishew then I will that it go to the next of my kyn and the for to by yt yf the plese, and if so be that the will by it then the to have it xxs. under the valew. And if that thei wilnot medill with it then I will that my executors sell it to the most valew that the may, and the money to be disposyd for my soull and my gud frendes soulles. I make John Byrdtofte and Richard Code (fn. 2) to be myn executors and the to have for ther labors iijs. iiijd. a pece. I make syr John Stevynson supervisor, and he to have for his labur iijs. iiijd. To Margaret my wiff iiij oxon and all the howshold stuff except a gret pott and a huche wich shalbe heyre lomys to them that commys after. I will that ij of the oxon bequethed to my wiff when that she levys the said howse go to my executors handes, and the for to sell them and the money to be disposyd for my saull. I will that Margaret my wiff make no wast of the grownde but for buyldinge yf so be that it nede but for snathinge and wedinge. The residew I will be disposyd for my saull. Robert Raby of Snarforthe owys me iijs. iiijd. and Edmunde Bedall wiff viijd. Witnesse hereoff, syr John Gybson vicar of Hakthorne; Thomas Atterby; Lawrence (fn. 3) Wilhous; Will' Toynton; Thomas Toynton; with other mo.
Proved at Lincoln, before L., 13 June, 1533. Administration granted to John Byrdtofte, Richard Code (fn. 2) refusing.
The testament of Agnes Gyll [of Dunsby St Andrew].
[No date]. I Agnes Gyll make my laste will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Andro in Dunesby. To the churche of Dunesby iijs. iiijd. To the high altare iiijd. To our lady of Lincoln ijd. To the paryshe preste to pray for me iiijd. To Margaret my doughter a spynnyng whele, a pare of cardes, and a hekkyll, vij pesys of vessell, a kyrtyll clothe, iiij yerdes and di' of tawny, [etc.]. I gyff Margaret my parte of iij chawlsers and so sche must have all thre. To Jamys my sonne vjs. viijd. To Jamys my sonne to dispose aftyr hys discretion for hys father and me the iijs. iiijd. that the bocher of Byllyngburgh hawyth me. I will that my executors make a trentall to be sayd for the soulys of my ij husbandes and me as soon as may be. I make my full executores Thomas and John my sonnys. I make John of Dale oversear and to have for hys labor xijd. In wytnes heroff, sir John Warde; John a Dale; Richerd Carter; with other mo. I will that sir John Burton do syng the trentall for my husbandes and me.
The testament of Alyson Howdam [of Holton le Clay].
4 March, 1530–1. I Alyson Howdan off Howton next Grymesby makes my full testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of st Peter in Howton. To the high alter in Howton for forgottyn tithys viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To Claxby church xijd. To Thoresway church xijd. To Tetney church iiijd. To Wath church iiijd. To our Lady gylde in Howton halffe a quarter barly. To a honest prest xs. for to syng for my soule a trentall. The resydue [folio 354] off my goodes I gyff to Robert Howdan my sonne, whome I make executor. Thes wytnes, sir John Tharrolde vicar; sir Thomas Martyn; John Martyn; Robert Denyns; with other moy.
The testament of T. Johnson [of Martin by Timberland].
4 March, 1530–1. I Thomas Johnson of Marton in the parysh of Tymberlande makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Andro in Tymberlande. To the high altare of the same churche for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the warkes off our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To Thomas Wylson my sonne in lawe iiij marke [etc.]. To Agnes my doughter. To John Baly. To Jenet Gregbe. To the church warke of Tymberlande. To our lady of Merton a yowe schepe. To Robert Gregbe and Alice Stele. To my brother William. To William Johnson sun. I will have a trentall of messes sayd in Tymberland churche for my soule and all xp'en soulys. To Robert Johnson my brother a gog schepe. To Richerde Johnson my brother. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alice my wyff, which I make my executrix, to dispose for the helthe of my soule as sche thynkes best. Wytnes herof, sir Robert Dowke curate of Tymberlande; William Johnson; Thomas Herdson; Robert Herryson; John Cok; with other.
The testament of William Breylsforth [of Harlaxton].
5 March, 1530–1. I William Breylsforth of Harlaxton makes my testament or last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Androy of Harlaxton. To the church of Harlaxton xijd. To the high altare of the same viijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare of Lincoln iiijd. To mr William Bryghouse my curet one qwy in discharge of my mortuary and to pray for me. To every one of my chyldren when they cum to xviij yeres of age iijs. iiijd. And yff so be that any of them dy or they cum to that age ther parte to be equally devydyd emonges them that survyves. To John Grene the yonger. To Nicholes Colby. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes Breylsforth my wyff, whome I make my executrix to bryng me to the grounde, [etc.]. I make Robert Grene and Alexander Grene the supervisors, and to have for ther labors xxd. Thes beyng wytnes, Richerd Wylkynson; Robert Adam; William Whyte; with other moy.
The testament of Robert Mableson [of Brothertoft].
6 March, 1530–1. I Robert Mableson of Brothertoft and of the parysshe of Frawmeton with a hole mynde makys my last wyll. My body to be buryed in the churche yarde of Framton. To the hye awlter in Framton churche xijd., and to the fatherles chyldren of saynt Katherynes ijd. To ower Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To Adlarde my son a fyle. To Margarett my doȝhter a quy. To my yongyst chylde. To my other fower doȝhters. I bequethe the copy of my howse the space of xv yeres to my wyffe and she to fens yt and kepe yt tenanteable, and yf she mary here after she to have half the howse and halfe the grond with Adlerde my son in hyr wydowe hode, or elles the hole to Adlerd my son and yf owȝht come at hym yt to remene to all my chyldren that lyves after hym, and I wyll that a yere day be kepte in the chappell amonges my neybors. The resedewe of my goodes I gyffe to my wyffe, whome I make my executryx, she to dyspose them to the plesure of God and salvacyon of my sawle. Wyttenes thereof, Richerd Blysbery; John Mableson; and Richerd Mableson.
The testament of John Pynchbek [of Freiston].
1530. I John Pynchbek, chaplayn, chauntry prest of Fercys chauntre in Freston, do make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Jamys in Freston in the north hally before our Lady of Pety. To the sacrament of the principall alter in the same churche vs. To st Jamys vjd. To our Lady of Pety vjd. To st Sythe iiijd. To st Thomas lyght iijd. To the lyght in our Lady qwere vjd. To st Catheryne with other saintes standyng in the same table a pownd and di' of wax. To the warkes of our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady of Grace vjd. To the church warke xiijs. iiijd. To Roger Pynchbek to hys exhibicion iiijl. To Margaret Pynchbek doughtter of John Pynchbek a basyn and ury of lattyn, a charger of pewder, [etc.]. To Margaret Jakson my goddoughtter xiijs. iiijd. To Isabell Dawson xiijs. iiijd. To Richerd Pynchbek of Benyngton I do forgyff all the money that he dothe owe me. To hys sonne and hys doughtter xxs. To George Pynchbek of Butterwyk and hys chylder xxs. I do forgyff Edmunde Pynchbek all that he dothe owe me, and I bequeth hym xxs. To William Pynchbek sonne of John Pynchbek xls. To Thomas Pynchbek brother of the sayd William xls. To William Croslay wyff and hys chylder xs. To Margaret Blaykster to by her kyrchyffes with xs. To Robert and Thomas the sonnys of William Croslay ij acres of land callyd Shorte Growyff aftyr they cum to laufull age, that is to say xxj yerees. And yff so be that ether of them dye within age the other to be hys heyr, and yff so be that they bothe dye withowt heyres of ther bodys the forsayd lande [folio 314d] to remayn to Richerde and William the sonnys of the forsayd William Croslay. To lx housys wher most nede is xxs. at the day of my buryall within thys parysh. Item at my vij day xs., and at my xxxty day xs., to be gyffyn to the same housys. Item dewryng the space of vj yeres yerly at my obbyt day xxs. to the forsayd housys. I gyff my house lying in Cathorp callyd sumtyme Bothomsylle house with iiij acres of pasture therto belongyng to the priory of Freston dedicat in the honor of God and st Jamys, and they to kepe my yerly obbyt for the space of fowre skore and xix yeres yff the law will suffre it, and yff so be that they can purchas it mortemayn in the meyn tyme they to have it for ever. And yff not the house and lande to remayn to the next of my blode. Also I will that my house callyd Crawe house be solde at the disposicion of my executors and disposyd for my soule. And yff so be the prior will by it he to have it before an other. All my landes not gyffyn I gyff to John Pynchbek excepte on acre and di' lying in Crowse felde wich I will be solde be my executors and disposyd for my soule. And yff that William Croslay will by it he to have lesse in price by xld. then an other. To Richerd Pynchbek sonne of John Pynchbek iij stong lying in Scraflet to hym and to hys heyres. I will that my executors do fynde a preste to syng for me ij yeres immediatly aftyr my dethe, he to have yerly for hys stipend vl. vjs. viijd., and he to syng in the parysh churche of Freston. To mr John Lytilbery xxs., whome I make supervisor. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John Pynchbek son of John Pynchbek and Peter Blaykster, whome I make my executors, and to the forsayd Peter Blaykster for hys payns xxs. Wytnes, mr Xp'ofor Tamworthe; sir Jamys Foster; Alexander Thomson; with other mo.
The testament of W. Temper [of Anderby].
8 March, 1530–1. I William Temper of Anderby ordens and makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of Anderby. To John my sonne an noxe, a meyr, and a burlyng qwe. To Walter my sone, a burlyng qwe, [etc.]. To Richerd Temper my sonne. To Agnes, Isabell, and Jenet my doughters. To every of my doughters vjd. ayenst ester, [etc.]. To Thomas my sone. I make John Temper and Walter my sonnys my trew executors. Wytnes, sir John Drax.
The testament of John Cokson [of Donington on Bain].
1530. I John Cockson of Donyngton, makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Androy of Donyngton with my mortuary after the forme of the lawe. To the high alter for forgottyn tithys viijd. To the same churche ij quarters of barly. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To Thomas Petson wyff on pare of geat beades, one blew sylke gyrdell, with a corse, and on brasse potte, [etc.]. To William Cooke of Thedylthorp. To Jenet Petson. To sir William Smyth the parson of Donyngton ij quarters of barly to pray for my soule and for the soulys of my good frendes. To John Cokson my sone my wayn with thynges that longes therto, [etc.]. To Robert Petson. To John Cokson my sonne Obrays housys with all ther appurtenaunces both in felde and in towne. To Alice Cokson my doughter one house callyd Hopkynson with the appurtenaunce. To John Cokson my sone one toftested callyd Bylsby lande and halffe a oxgang of land and the medoy longyng therto. Also yff Alice Cokson my doughter dye withowt issue of her body laufully begotten, the wich God forbyd, I will that the sayd landes shall remane to John Cokson my sonne and to hys heyres. And lykewyse yff he dye the fyrst withowt issue they shall remayn to the forsayd Alice. And yff it fortune them bothe dye withowt issue then the sayd landes shall remayn unto Alice Petson and to her heyres. To John Cokson my sonne my copy of my house that I dwell in a take of the kynges. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to John Cokson and Alice Cokson my chyldren to pay my dettes and dispose for the helthe of my soule as they shall thynke the best, whome I make executors; and Richerd Kyrke to be supervisor, and he for to have for hys labor xxd. Wytnes wheroff, sir William Smyth parson; Robert Kelde; John Warde; Thomas Dawlyn; Robert Derlove; Henry Baldok; with other.
The testament of John Styll [of Marston].
12 March, 1530–1. I John Styll of Marston make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of our Lady of Marston. I will that my goodes be devydyd in thre partes, of the wich I bequeth to Agnes my wyff one parte, and a nother parte to my chylder equally to be devydyd emonges them, and the thyrde parte I will be disposyd for my soule in this maner—to our Lady warkes of Lincoln viijd., to the church of Marston xvjd., to the upholdyng of the Trinite chapell of Marston viijd., to my gostly father xijd. The resydue of my sayd thyrde parte I will be disposyd for my soule at the discrescion of Agnes my wyff and Thomas my sonne, whome I make my executors. Thes wytnes, sir Thomas Gravys; Thomas Aiston; Richerd Light; with other.
The testament of Richard Kyng [of Tydd St Mary].
13 March, 1530–1. I Rychard Kyng of Tydd saynt Mary ordene and make thys my last wyll. My body to be buryed in the churche yard, and my mortuary after the custom of the towne. To the hye aulter for tythes forgotten xd. To the churche warke of Tydd viijd. To owr Lady lyȝhte iiijd. To saynt John Bapstyst iiijd. To the crucyfyxe lyȝhte iiijd. To saynt Thomas lyȝhte iiijd. To the Trynety lyȝhte iiijd. To every lyȝhte in the sayd churche jd. To owr Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the infantes withowte the walles iiijd.
Thys ys the last wyll of me Ric' Kyng. I wyll that Thomas Symson of Tyd aforesayd have my howse and iij acres of land lyyng in Tyd for xiiijl., be yt more or lasse, after the decesse of Elyn my wyffe, and I wyll that the sayd Elyn kepe the sayd howsyng in reparacion. To Elyn Ward of the said money xxs.; to Margarett Warde of the sayd money xxs.; to Elezabeth Ward xxs.; and the sayd Elyn, Margarette, and Elezabethe to have the said money at the age of xviij yeres, after the decesse of Elen my wyffe; and yff the sayd Elen be then on lyve I wyll the sayd money be payd withyn a yere after her dede day. I wyll yff any of the sayd Elen, Margerett, Elyzabeth aforesayd do dye withoute eres of there bodys then I wyll yche of them be others eyres, and yff the all decesse withoute eyrys then I wyll the other iij chyldryn of John Wardes, Johan, Eme, and Mawde have the sayd money and yche of them to be other eyrys. I wyll that there be songe in the churche of Tydd for my sawle and my benefactors sawlyes xxs. I wyll that Elen Kyng the yonger have xxs. of my movable goodes, yff hyt may be sparyd, or elles to be payd of the howse money. To Edwarde Symson my servant xxs. of thys condycyon that he soyly a quetance or elles nott. I wyll that Thomas Symson have iijl. remaynyng in hys handes to pay to Johanne Warde my doȝhter to helpe and soker hyr and hyr chyldren as she haythe nede of hytt to by them clothes, [etc.]. To John Warde. The resydewe of all my howse money I wyll that Elen my wyffe make hyr wyll of hytt, and I ordene her executryx. Thes beyng wyttnesse, sir Richard Fyscher; William Tysdale; Robart Lesse; John Togowde; and Robart Towghte; with other moo.
The testament of Rycherd Parysh [of Hogsthorpe].
1530. I Richerd Parysh of Hoggesthorp, seke of body, makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the church of our blessyd Lady of Hoggesthorp, and that thyng that the lawe will require to be my mortuary. [folio 322] To the reparacion of the pyx xijd. To our Lady in the high qwere of Hoggesthorp vjd. To our Lady in the sowth qwere of Hoggestrop vjd. To our Lady of Pety of Hoggestrop vjd. To the Trinite of Hoggestrop vjd. To the bellys of Hoggestrop vjs. viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady of Walsyngham vjd. To st Leonerde chapell of Munby iiijd. To the rode of Hoggesthorp xijd. To Walter my sonne my best wayn, my horse mylne, [etc.]., and hys mother to occupy the sayd mylne to the tyme that he cum to the space of xxty yeres of age. To Walter my sone xls. and a bed that is to say a matterys, a coverlyd, a pare of schetes, and a peloy. I gyff the indenturys of my house to Water my sonne aftyr the decease of me dewryng the terme of my yerys when he cumyth to the age of xxjty yeres. To Jenet my doughtter xls. To Alice my doughtter. To Isabell my doughter xls. To Helene my doughter xls., [etc.]. Also I will that every chon of my iiij doughters have a bed, that is to say a matterys, a coverlyd, a pare of schetes, and a pilloy. Yff it fortune that anny of them departe thys worlde vnder laufull age I will that ther awn good bryng them to the grounde, and ich on to be a nother heyr. And yff it fortune so that all departe thys worlde when they be brought to the grounde that at dothe remane of their goodes I will that a prest do syng for ther soulys and for all ther good frendes soulys and for a crysten soulys. To every god barne that I have ijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to the bryngyng up of my chylder, and her I make my executres John Laceby and Adryan Blades, and ether of them to have for ther labors iijs. iiijd. In wytnes therof, sir Henry Goodwyn; John Jocob; Richerd Webster; with other.
The testament of John Wayre [of West Ashby].
13 March, 1530–1. I John Wayr of Ashby nygh Horncastr' makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerd of the church of All Halloys of Ashby, with that thyng that the law requiryth in the name of my mortuary. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xijd. To the high alter of Ashby for forgottyn tithys ijs. To a prest to syng a trentall of messys in the church off Ashby for my soule and all crysten soulys xs. To Robert Ware my father. To John Wode. To Robert Ware and William Ware my brothers. To Richerd Boner. To Robert Clerke of Asterby. To master Henry Parker xijd. To Henry Paynter viijd. To our Lady frerrys and to the frerrys at the Grese foote at Lincoln ether of ther housys iiijd. To every one of my godchylder iiijd. I will that my executrix do dispose for the helthe of my soule att my buryall iijs. iiijd., and at my vijth day iijs. iiijd., and at my xxxty day iijs. iiijd., and at my yereday other iijs. iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alice my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Thes beyng wytnes, Robert Wayre; Thomas Symkynson; Henry Paynter; and John Woode of Asby; with other moy. Gyvyn at Ashby the day and yere abovesayd.
The testament of T. Gyffe [of Legbourne].
1530. I Thomas Gyffe of Legborne makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryd in the churche of Leggborne of Allhalows. To the hy awter in Legborne churche viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the paresche churche warke of Legborne vjs. viijd. To Callstrope churche warke vjs. viijd. To Alington churche warke xijd. To the couentt of Legburne abbay to pray for me and all crysten sowlles ijs. viijd. To a prest to syng for thie helthe of my sole on quarter wages xxvs. To sir Henry Stonys. To Barnard my sone. To Ancellme my sone. To Esabell my dowghter. To Jonne my dowghter. To Agnes my dowter. To Eline my dowghter. To Margret my wyfe and Barnard my sone all my landes in Hallyngton, and after the dycesse of Margret my wyffe the landes to remayne to Barnard my sone and his herys of his body. To the said Barnard my sone ij acre medow lyyng in Seygmare in Legborne, to him and to his herys, payyng yerely the valew of hyt to Ancellme my sone duryng his lyffe, and yf so be the said Barnard dycesse withowt suche ysshew, then I will that all the landes in Hallyngton and Legborne remayne to Ancellme my sone and to the herys of his body. The resedew of my goodes I gyffe to Margrett my wyffe, the wiche Margret I orden with Barnard and Ancellme my sonys to be my executrys, and Ancelme Neyffe to be supervisor, and he to have for his labur iijs. iiijd. Thes men beyng witnese, sir Henry Stonys curat of the same towne; sir John Scupholme; Ancellme Nayffe.
The testament of Robert Humberston [of Branston].
14 March, 1530–1. I Robert Humbreston makes my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Saintes of Braunceton. To the high alter of All Sayntes of Braunceton for all forgottyn tithys xijd. To our Lady warkes at Lincoln vjd. To every order of frerys at Lincoln on stryke of barly. To the church of All Saintes of Braunceton on quarter of barly. To the churche of saint John of Whashyngburgh viijd. To the heremite of our lady chapell of Braunceton iiijd. To John Humberston and Robert Humberston my sonnes. To Alice, Margaret, and Isabell my doughters. To John Russyll. To Agnes Sleght. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to Emot my wyff, to John Humberston and Robert Humberston my sonnys, for to dispose it for the helthe of my soule as they thynke it best, and I make them my executors. Thes wytnes, John Mason; Hamund Barker; and John Mayer; cum multis aliis.
The testament of W. Dade [of North Somercotes].
16 March, 1530–1. I William Dadde of Somercotes makes my will. I gyff and wyt my soule to God, [etc.]. My body to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of our Lady of Northsomercotes, payng my mortuary as the lawe requirys. To our mother kyrke of Lincoln. To our Lady warke iiijd. To the high altare of North Somercotes for tentes forgottyn iiijd. To the bellys of the same kyrke iiijd. I will that Jenet my wyff have yerly payd of my house and my landes lying in North Somercotes duryng her lyff vjs. viijd. I witt to the sayd Jenet all my housholde stuff within my house excepte a cupborde, a red arke, a bynkborde, and a dysheborde, they to remane to my sonnys. I witt to Robert [folio 303d.] my sonne my syluer whystell, [etc.]. To Thomas my sonne my chamlet cote and my best dooblet. To Margaret the doughter of Thomas Dadde ij rynges of syluer gyltyd. To Richard Dadde my blew gawbardyn. To hys wyff a gyrdyll havyng a pendent and a bokyll and vj sylver barrys at the same gyrdell, she to have the same gyrdyll to the tyme that Alice her doughter cum to lefull age, and then the sayd Alice to have it. To Alice Scotte my doughter a pare of awmber beades and a broche of sylver. To Eden Hornsay my doughter a pare of beades of awmber and a broche of sylver. To John Scotte my violet jaket. To Jenkyn Hornsay a heryng net with a rope and flotes. To Robert Scotte. To Jenet Drowry my servant. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Richerde Dadde my sonne and to John Scotte, whome I make my executors, they to dispose for the helth of my soule as shall be thought expedyent to the pleas' of God in tyme to cum. Thes wytnes, Walter Rasyn; John Rasyn; Robert Hornsay; with other moy.
The testament of Richard Wargane [of Barrow].
1530. I Richerd Wargane of Barrow, seke of body, makes my testament. My body to be buryd in the churche of our Lady in Barrow. To our Lady of Lincoln warkes iiijd., and to the high alter iiijd. To [folio 327d.] my mother xxs., and to my syster Alyson xs. The rest of my goodes I bequeth to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix, to dispose for my soule helth. In wytnes, sir Jamys Appleyerde; and Bennet Tenetlay; and William Person.
The testament of Robert Brown [of Welby].
17 March, 1530–1. I Robert Browne, beyng seke of body, make my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys in Welby. To the high alter of Welby viijd. To the gylde of st Robert of Knavesborow [sic] iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln warke vjd. To the frerys of Grantham vjd. To sir Stevyn xs. to syng a trentall for [folio 355] me and all crysten soulys. To John my sone. To Agnes my sonnys wyff. To Margaret hys eldest doughter. To William hys sonne. To Isabell hys doughter. To sir William Moyn. To William Newcom. To Helene Alynworth. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margery my wyff to bring me to the grounde, [etc.], whom I make my executor. Thes beyng wytnesses, sir William Mone parson of Welby; sir Stevyn Johnson; Robert Alynworth; George Weston; Thomas Swanne; with other moy.
The testament of T. Proctor [of Legsby].
17 March, 1530–1. I Thomas Procter, dwellyng within the parysh of Legesby, makes thys my last will and testament, [etc.]. My body to be buryd in the churchyerde of Legesby. To the high alter of Legesby church for tithys negligently forgottyn iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln vjd. To the church of Legesby xxd. To the church of Normanby xxd. To the church of Claxby xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. I wyll that ther be disposyd to a honeste preste for the helth of my soule xs. for on trentall. To my wyff on stag wich is with owt in the feldes, [etc.]. To Robert my eldest sone. To Thomas my sonne. To Jenet my doughter. To Alice my doughter ij of the best stotte calvys, [etc.]. To John my brother. [folio 329] To Jenet and Alan my servantes. To every godchylde that I have iiijd. To Gregory Tenaunt. To the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln every house iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I wyll that my wyff and Robert my eldest sonne have, whome I make my executors. I do orden supervisors, Richerd Pykyryng and William Applay, and I wyll that ether of them have iijs. iiijd.
The testament of John Barton [of Fulbeck].
19 March, 1530–1. I John Barton of Fulbek makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st Nicholes in Fulbek. I gyff my mortuary aftyr the custom of the cuntry. To the church of Fulbek ijs. To the high alter viijd. To the church of Ledenham xijd. To the church of Cathorpe xijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln viijd. To the house of frerys of our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the house of gray frerys in Lincoln xijd. To the house of frerys of st Peter Myllen xijd. To the house of Augustyn frerys in Lincoln xijd. I will that all my goodes be partyd in iij partes, the fyrst parte I will have myselffe, the secund parte I gyff my wyff, the thyrde parte I gyff to William Barton my sonne and Alice Barton my doughter, excepte all that is in my house that longys to huswyffry, and that I gyff to my wyff Alice. To Elizabeth my doughter one cowe, [etc.], and the sayd Elizabeth to be delyveryd to her mother Catheryne Austlen. To st John gylde in Fulbek one bushyll of malte. I make Alice my wyff my executrix. Also I make mr William Dysney and my father William Barton my supervisors. I will that John of Berton and William Murcrofte se that my ij chylder William and Alice have ther [folio 355d.] goodes as it is wryttyn afore. I will yff the sayd William of Berton fortune to dy afore the yeres of dyscrestion, then I will that hys syster my doughter Alice have all hys parte of goodes. Yf my doughter Alice dye afore the yeres of discretion then I will that her brother William my sonne have all her parte of goodes. Yff my sone William and my doughter Alice bothe dy afore the yeres of discrestion then I will that my mother Alice Barton have halffe ther goodes, and the other halffe to be gyffyn for the soules of ther father John Barton and ther soulys. I will my wyff Alice have the kepyng of the sayd William and Alice and ther goodes as long as she be unmaryed. And aftyr that she take to be maryed then the goodes of the sayd chylder to be partyd be iiij men, indifferent, and then whosoever weddes ther mother he shall be bounde in wrytyng to mr William Dysney, William Barton, John Kyrton, and William Morcrofte that the chylder, William Barton and Alice Barton shall have ther goodes at suche tyme as mr Will'm Dysney, Will'm Berton, John Kyrton and Will'm Murcrofte thynkes most proffyt to the chylder. Witnes herof, my curat Xp'ofor Symson;. mr William Dysney; Gylys Alyst; and Robert Parker; and Nicholes Brande; and many moy.
The testament of Thomas Wellys [of Weston].
21 March, 1530–1. I Thomas Wellys of Weston make my testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of the blessyd virgyn st Mary in Weston. To the high altare in Weston ijd. To the churche warke of Weston jd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln ijd. To pore chyldren at st Catheryns jd. I will my place in Cowbyt be solde be my executor, and the sylver theroff cumyng. I will John Wellys my fader have xxs. that I boroyd of hym, and the resydue of the sylver that remanys I will Thomas my sonne have it when he cumys to the age of xviij yeres, and the sayd sylver to be in the governaunce of Simon Wellys my brother unto then. Yff Thomas my sonne decease within the age of xviij yeres, then I will it remayn to William my sonne when he cumys to xviij yeres, to hym and hys heyres of hys body. [Remainder] to the nexte of my blode. To Thomas my sonne on cowcher, on brasse potte that was Isabell Wolses, [etc.]. [folio 241d]. I will my nettys be evynly devydyd betwene my wyff and Simon Wellys my brother. To Johane my wyff on meyr, iij kye, and iiij burnynges, [etc.], also one pece of coppy lande in Weston and Fendyke, to her to gyff and sell. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to the disposicion of Simon Wellys, wich I make my executor. Thes beyng wytnes, Walter Thomson; Thomas Browne; and Thomas Wolse; and many moy.
The testament of Robert Bocher [of Witham on the Hill].
1530 a.d. I Robert Bocher of Wytham makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the parysh church off Wytham, and for my mortuary as the lawe askes. I will that my goodes be devydyd into thre partes my dettes beyng payd, one parte for my selffe to be disposyd for the helth of my soule, the secund parte to Isabell Bocher my wyff, the thyrde parte to be devydyd emonges my chylder. To the high altare of the parysh church of Wytham for tithynges and offerynges necgligently forgottyn iiijd. To the warkes of our Lady of Lincoln ijs. To the gyldes of Wytham too strykes barly. To a prest to say v messys at Scala celi for me and my frendes xxd. The resydew of my sayd parte unbequethyd I gyff to Isabell Bocher, my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose them for the helth and salvacion off my soule. Thes beryng wytnes, sir John Jameson, the vicar; William Smyth; with other.
The testament of W. Nod [of Lutton in Sutton].
25 March, 1531. I William Nod of Lutton in Sutton in Holland makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the church of saynt Nicholes in Lutton. To our Lady warkes of our mother churche of Lincoln iiijd. To the orphanys of st Catheryns withowt the wallys of Lincoln ijd. To the highe altare of st Nicholes in Lutton for tithes forgottyn xijd. To st Nicholes light in the same churche iiijd. To st John light in the same churche iiijd. To the Trinite light in the same churche a pownd wax. To our Lady of grace light in the same churche iiijd. To our Lady of Piety light in the same church iiijd. To st Peter light in the same church ijd. To st Jamys light ther jd. To st Catheryne lyght ther ijd. To every other small light in the same churche jd. To Robert Nodde my sonne all the goodes and stuff perteynyng to a salte cote that I have within the salte cote wich I have in ferme. I bequeth and forgyff to the sayd Robert Nod all suche sommys of money and other dettes that he owyth me thys present day and xxs. To William Nod my sonne xxvijs. viijd. beyng in the handes of Thomas [folio 245] Spenser of Lutton. To Thomas Nod my sonne. To Elizabeth my doughtter. To Denys my servant. To every oon of Robert Nodde chylder. To Alice Browne. To Richerd Water. To Robert Walter hys brother. To my god doughter (fn. 4) of Thomas Wyles. To our Lady gylde of Boston xs. To the Augustyn frerys of Boston xs., and they to say a trentall for my soule and all crysten soulys. To the Whyte frerys of Cambrige xs. for a lyke trentall. To the Gray frerys of Lynne xs. for lyke trentall. To Beatryx my wyff all my stuff and implementes of housholde both within the house and withowt, also all my corne now growyng on the lande and heraftyr to be sowne thys yere, so that she pay all the rent to the lordes for the same lande. To Beatrix my wyff the house that I dwell in with iiij acres of lande be it more or lesse dewryng her wydohoode, and yff it fortune that she do mary then I wyll that she shall have the possession off the sayd messe and iiij acres of lande to suche tyme as Thomas my sonne come to the full age of xxty yeres, and the sayd Thomas to have the sayd messe and iiij acres of lande to hym and hys heyres of hys body; [remainder] to Robert my sone and to the heyres of hys body upon condicion that he or hys sayd heyres do pay or cause to be payd to Elizabeth my doughter xls. [folio 245d.]; [remainder] to William my sonne and to the heyres of hys body; [remainder] to be solde by the handes off the churche wardens of st Nicholes of Lutton for that tyme beyng and iiij of the most honest men of the same parysh, and they to dispose the money receyvyd in reparacions of the sayd churche and other dedes of charyte for the helthe of my soule and all my good frendes soulys as they shall thynke best to be done. To Elizabeth my doughter one acre of lande lying in Colpyt to her her heyres and assygnes for ever, upon condicion that yff Thomas my sonne wyll pay or cause to be payd to her xls., that is to say the day of her mariage xiijs. iiijd.; and so other ij yeres nexte aftyr her mariage xiijs. iiijd., then I will the sayd Thomas shall have the sayd acre of lande to hym hys heyres and assygnes for ever. To Robert Nod my sonne one acre and thre roodes of lande lying in Grenewyke to hym hys heyres and assygnes for ever. Yff it fortune the sayd Beatrix my wyff to mary, that immediatly aftyr she be maryed the forsayd mese and iiij acres of land remayn to Thomas my sone and to the heyres of hys body; [remainder] to Robert my sonne and to the heyres of hys body; and the sayd Beatrix to have the dettes wich William Browne owyth me, [etc.]. To Thomas my sonne at the age of xviij yeres. I will that Robert my sonne and William Browne have the custody of Thomas parte and hys legaces to suche tyme as he comme to the full age of xxty yeres. I will that Beatrix my wyff have the custody of vj kyne duryng her lyff yff she do not mary for the mauntenance of my yerly obbyt to be kepte yerly with placebo and dirige and messe of [folio 246] requiem the Tewesday nexte aftyr Palme Sonday, and I will ther be expendyd and distrybutyd yerly the day of the sayd obbyt the sommys of money her aftyr foloyng, that is to say, in oblacions ijd., and to the parysh preste vd., to every preste of the parysh iijd., to the parysh clerke for hys dirige and ryngyng vjd., to the belman jd., to the sexten ijd., to every man that shall syng a lessyn jd., to every chyld beyng lernyd in the parysh ob', to xlty pore people iijs. iiijd. I wyll ther be a stryke of whete bakyd in bred and halffe a dosyn ale provydyd for to cause the qwere and other honest men in the parysh to drynke. And yff the sayd Beatrice my wyff do mary then I wyll the sayd vj kyne be in the custody and kepyng of Robert my sone and William Browne dewryng ther lyffes and the longer lyffer of them, and they with the proffyttes commyng yerly to cause my sayd obbyt to be kept the day before rehersyd, and to dispose and distrybute the same day suche sommys off money as I before have appoyntyd. And aftyr the decease of the sayd Robert Nod and William Browne I will the sayd vj kyne, or ellys other vj of so good valew as they now be off, be delyveryd by the sayd Robert Nodde or William Browne or the survivor of them to the church wardons of Lutton that tyme beyng and they to have the sayd vj kyne to them and ther successors upon condicion that they and ther successors shall for evermore kepe my sayd yerely obbyt the Tewesday nexte aftyr Palmesonday as I have before rehersyd and distributyd. And I will that the churche wardens shall have yerly for ther labors to se the sommys of money trewly disposyd ether of them iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I put them to the disposicion of Beatrix my wyff and Robert Nod my sone, whome I make my executors, and William Browne to be supervisor, and to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes, sir Jamys Jackson prest; Thomas Blanke; John Water; with diverse other.
The testament of W. Kechyn [of Little Ponton].
27 March, 1531. I William Kechyn of Paunton the lesse makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st Michel in Paunton. To the high altare and to my curet to be prayd for xijd. To our Lady warke off Lincoln iiijd. To the church of Paunton xvjd. To Agnes and Alice my doughters. To Elizabeth Gervys. The resydew of my goodes I will they be devydyd in thre partes, the fyrst parte to be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys, the secund parte to Margaret my wyff, the thyrde parte to be devydyd emong my [folio 366] chyldren. Yff it happen the sayd Margaret to mary agayn then I will that she delyver the sayd thyrde parte of my goodes to Nicholes Gervys or ellys fynde sewrte that it shall be delyveryd to my chyldren when they cum to lefull age. I make the sayd Margaret my wyff my executrix, and Nicholes Gervys my supervisor, and he to have for hys labor my gray meyr. Thes wytnesses, sir Robert Hornby parson; Roland Atkynson; Geffrey Atkynson; Hugh Osberner; with other moy.
Adam Wilkinson [alias Draper of Belton in Axholme].
27 March, 1531. I Adam Wilkinson otherwayse named Adam Draper, hole of mynd and seeke in bodye, make my will and testament. My bodye to be beryed in the churchyeard of Allhallowes of Belton. I bequeathe one cowe and one calfe in the name of my mortuarie. To the hye alter of Belton xvjd. To our Ladye of Lincoln' xijd. To saynt Heugh of Lincoln' iiijd. To the roode light in Belton church and to st Safyor light, to our Lady of Pittie light, to our Ladye of Grace light, to st John light, and to the Supuler light to euerye one of thes ijd. [page 345]. To the church of Belton one busshell of barlye. To John Talane one black cowe and a calfe. To Elizabeth Mylnes one ewe and one lambe. To William Whele-Wright one ewe hogg. To John Boswell' gentyllman one bay geldinge. To William my sonne ij ewes and ij lambes. I make Izabell my wyfe my full executrix. In wittnes hereof, sir Xp'ofer Gradett prest; George Rypwithe; and Adam Brocke; wth other.
The testament of T. Burne [of Nun Ormsby].
28 March, 1531. I Thomas Burne of Nunormesby, husbandman, make thys testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of st Helene of Nunormesby. To the high altare for my tithys and oblacions negligently forgottyn and with holden xijd. To the reparacions of the cathedrall church of our blessyd Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the parysh church of Southelkyngton halff a quarter of barly. To the parysh churche of st Helene of Ormesby aforesayd halff a quarter off barly. To Arthur Oyler and Thomas Hall my godsons. To John Burne my brother. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alice my wyff and Elizabeth my doughter, whome I make my executrices to dispose them as they shall thynke most expedyent to the pleas' of God, [etc.]. I will that William Buttifaunt and John Burnet be supervisors, and gyff to ether of them iijs. iiijd. Thes wytnesses, Arthur Ormesby gent'; Richerd Rog'; and John Browne; with many other.
The testament of W. Barton [of Fulbeck].
29 March, 1531. I William Barton of Fulbek, husbandman, seke in body, makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Nicholes in Fulbek. To the high altare of Fulbeke for forgotten tithys iijs. iiijd. To the reparacion of the bellys of Fulbek vjs. viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the frerys off Grantham xijd. To every one of my godchylder a schepe or xvjd. To the church off Fulbek xls. To the churche of Ledenham xxs. To the church of Welborne vs. To the church of Cathorp iijs. iiijd. I will ther be delte at my buryall vjl. xiijs. iiijd. To my curate ijs. I bequeth vl. to a preste to syng for me a yere. To William my sonne all my housys and landes within the parysh of Fulbek with the appurtenances to hym and to hys heyres of hys body, wich was in the handes off John my sone late departyd; and yff the sayd William my sonne dy withowt suche heyres I will the sayd housys, [etc.], be solde be my executors and be the councell of my supervisor and to be disposyd for my soule my wyff soule and all my good frendes soulys. To Alice my wyff all my householde stuff to dispose it emong my chyldren as she thynkes best. I will that my executors have xlty marke in redy money to performe thys my last will, and pay my legacies and to dispose for the helthe of my soule, [etc.]. The resydew of my goodes I will be devydyd in thre partes, wherof I will my wyff have one parte, and my chylder another parte, and my executers the thyrde parte to dispose for the helth of my soule with the councell of my supervisor. I make Alice my wyff and William my sone and mr William Dysney gentylman my executores. To the [folio 305] same mr William Dysney for hys labor xiijs. iiijd. [etc.]. I make Thomas Clerke off Ledenham supervisor and I bequeth to hym for hys labor xiijs. iiijd. Thes beyng wittenesses, sir Brian Warde curat'; John Saynton; and Thomas Warde; with other moy.
The testament of Robert Chamber [of Pickworth].
29 March, 1531. I Robert Chamber off Pykworth next Folkyngham makes my testament. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of st Andrew of Pykworth. To the high altare of st Androy of Pykforth [folio 367] in dyschargyng of my conscience anenst God for tithys forgottyn iijs. iiijd. To our Lady hegh altare of Lincoln ijd. To the pore people of Pykforth parych vjs. viijd., that to be dysposyd by the handes of my executors at iiij tymys in the yere nexte insuyng my funerall day, at Ester xxd., at Penthecost xxd., att Allhalloy day xxd., and at Crystenmes xxd. To Richerd, John, and William my sonnes and Alice my doughter xls. apiece. To that chylde that is in my wyff wombe yff it fortune to cum to thys worlde and lyve xls. I will that every one of my sayd sonnys have ther stokkes at the age of xxty yeres and my doughter at the day of her maryage. Also yff that my wyff lyff aftyr me a quarter of a yere then I wyll my chyldren be inhibyt the halffe of ther partes, and then every chylde to have but xxs. and a cowe. To Thomas Hansarde of Pykworth ijs. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix, with John Bete of Lavyngton, and he to have for hys labore xs. These witnes, Thomas Pell chaplain of Pykworth; William Masard of the same; with others.