Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of T. Marchand [of Kirton in Holland].
1 September, 1531. I Thomas Marchand of Kyrton Holm ordyns and makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the parysh church of st Peter and Paule of Kyrton. To the high altare for tithes forgottyn vjd. To our Lady altare there iiijd. To the Trinite altare ijd. To st Catheryne altare ijd. To the church warke of Kyrton vjs. viijd. To owr Lady warke of Lincoln ijd. To the pore chyldren at saynt Catheryns withowt Lincoln jd. To a honest prest to syng for my soule and all my benefactors soulys in the churche of Kyrton one quarter of a yere xxvjs. viijd. To Phylip my sonne my messe with the appurtenances wich I dwell in and one acre of arable lande lying at Simond Were betwene the gret gate and the lyttyll gate, to hym hys heyres and assignes. To Margaret my wyff fowre acres pasture lying in Kyrton Meres with thappurtenances to helpe to the bryngyng up and fyndyng of my chylder unto the tyme that Phylip my sonne cum to the age of xxjty yeres; and then I will that the sayd Phylip have it to hym hys heyres and assygnes. To my wyff one acre and di. lande lying nere Simonde Were accordyng to her dede of feoffement, and iiijl., [etc.]. To Phylip my sone xl., [etc.]. To Agnes my doughter xl. I will they have ther sayd legaces when they cum to the age of xxjty yeres or ellys at the day of ther mariage. Yff other of them dye or they cum to that age or mariage, I will the survivor of them have bothe ther hole legaces. Yff they bothe departe before the sayd yere I will bothe legaces be evynly devydyd emonges my other chylder then lyffyng. And yff there be none then lyvyng I will it be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys. To William my sonne vl. [folio 296d.] To Androwe my sonne vl. To Alice my doughter vl. To the chylde in my wyffes bely vl. I will the sayd chyldren have the sayd legaces when they cum to the age of xxj yeres or at the day of ther mariage. Yff any of them dye or they cum to the sayd age of xxjty yeres or att the day of mariage I will there parte or partes remayn to Margaret my wyff yff she be on lyve, or ellys to my other chylder then lyvyng. Yff all my sayd chylder dye withowt issue of ther bodyes, Richerd sone of John Marchand my brother shall have one acre lande lying at Simond Were betwene the gret gate and the lyttyll gate, to hym hys heyres and assignes. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margaret my wyff. I orden my wyff and Phylip my sone executors. I orden John Marchand my brother and John Bennet of Swyneshed supervisors, and I will they have for ther labors vjs. viijd. Thes beyng wytnes, William Tonnerde; Xp'ofor Bennet; Richerd Tonnerde the elder; with other moy.
The testament of Oliver Toynton [of Lissington].
2 September, 1531. I Oliver Toynton of Lyssyngton, seke in body, make my testament. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st John Baptist of Lissyngton. To our Lady warke of Lincoln vjd. To the high altare of the same vjd. To the high altare of Lissyngton for my tithys and oblacions forgottyn vjd. To the church warke of the same a quarter of wheate. To my brother John. To my syster Cecill. To the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln. To Jenet Toynton my wyff halffe of my goodes, and the other halff to Henry Toynton my nevew the wich I make executor, and he to have for hys labor ijs. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John Stotte vicar; William Goderson; Robert Robenson; with other moy.
The testament of John Bennet [of Kirkby by Kingerby].
4 September, 1531. I John Bennet of Kyrkby next Kynyerby makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the quere of st Androy off Kyrkby. To the high altare in the same qwere for forgottyn tithis or oblacions yff ther be any xijd. To the upholdyng of the churche body xijd. I bequeth vjs. for fyndyng of a lampe to burne before the sacrament in the same quere for evermore from the begynyng of all divine servys to the endyng therof. To the upholdyng of our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To Kynyerby churche xijd. To Owersby churche xijd. To Ussylby churche xijd. To Westrasyn churche xijd. To bothe the churchys of Myddyl Rasyn, to other of them iiijd. To one preste for sayng one trentall of messys for my soule and all crysten soulys xs. To every one of the canons off Ellesham abbay iiijd. To our Lady gylde of Boston iiijd. To my sonne Thomas my house in Kyrkby with all the appurtenances. And yff he dye within age off discrestion then I will it be solde and devydyd emong my doughters. To my wyff the thyrde of all my moveable goodes. To my brother Anthony Bennet preste and to John Robynson other of them for ther labor vjs. viijd. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth it to my brother Anthony Bennet prest, to John Robynson, and to my wyff, whome I make my executors partely to dispose for my soule. Thes beyng wytnesses, Anthony Bennet prest; John Robynson; John Howdon; with other moy.
The testament of Stephen Woodhouse [of Boston].
9 September, 1531. I Stephane Woodhouse of Boston make thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the ally before the sowthe churche dore of st Botulphe. I bequeth my mortuary as the lawe will require. I will that my funery be brought furthe with the iiij orders of frerys, and every one of them to have for ther labor and payn iijs. iiijd. I bequeth too trentallys of st Gregory to be sayd at the iiij orders off Frerys for my soule, my parentes, consanguinite and affinite, and all crysten soulys by equall devision, and they to have every one of them vs. To our Ladys warke at Lincoln xijd. In oblacion to the sacrament for tithys forgottyn in the churche of st Botulphe xijd. To the orphans at st Catheryns at Lincoln vjd. I bequeth one house in one strete callyd Bargat at Boston of the est syde of the water and in the Horsse market, towarde the est off st Peter gylde, towards the weste off John Roode, and towarde the sowthe of Lady gylde, and towarde the northe of the comun way, to Beatrix my wyff duryng her lyff, and aftyr her decesse I will that it remayn to William Woodhouse my sonne and to hys heyres and assygnes. And yff William before namyd dy or he cum to laufull age I will it remayn to Catheryne and Alice my doughtters and to ther heyres and assygners. And yff other Catheryne or Alice my doughters dy I will it remayn to John my sonne preste and to the doughter that lyvyth aftyr the forme before. And yff bothe my doughtters beforenamyd decesse I will it remayn to my sonne [folio 400d.] John preste and hys assygners. I bequeth xxxl. of currant money or money worthe to be devydyd to my thre chyldren before namyd equally. I will that William beforenamyd have hys parte at the age off xxjty yeres, and my ij doughtters to have ther parte at the tyme of ther maryage or at the age off xxty yeres. Yff all my iij chyldren decesse or that they cum to laufull age the expensys of ther funerys dischargeyd I will that the reste of ther partes and bequestes do remayn to my sone John preste and to Beatrix my wyff, they to fynde one preste as long as the money will indure to pray for my soule, the soulys of my parentes, of my consanguinite and affinyte, and for all crysten soulys. To Beatrix my wyff ij pasturys that I holde by indenture of Corpus Xp'i gylde duryng my yeres in them. To John my sonne preste one of my best furryd gownys, [etc.]. To William my sonne my pewderer mowldes with all the pertinentes. To Richerd Whytebred and Agnes hys syster. The reste of all my goodes I bequeth to Beatrix my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and John my sonne prest whome I make my executor, and he to have for hys labor xxs. Thes beyng wytnes, William Garryt; Richerd Smyth; William Stubbys; and Thomas Cersy prest.
The testament of Roger Scharpneyff, person of Farforthe.
10 September, 1531. I sir Roger Scharpneyff, parsone of Farforthe, makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the parysh churche of Farforthe. To the high altare ther xijd., and to the sayd churche of Farforthe one acre barlie one acre peays, my portes and manuel and a processioner. To the fyndyng of a light be fore our Lady at the southsyde of the sayd church vs. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady warke xijd. To Ruclande churche xijd. To Oxcome church xijd. To Scamelesby churche xijd. and to Gretham churche xijd. To mr sir Xp'ofer Willughby, knyght, ij schepe to hys kytchyn, and to my lady Elizabeth hys wyffe ij hyves of beys, [etc.]. To mris Elizabeth her doughter a hyve of beys, [etc.]. To Thomas Kytchyn a hyve of beys. To Elizabeth Jakson, my servant, a flecte cowe, a westerne chyst, [etc.]. To every one of my godchylder iiijd. To every one of my servantes then beyng iiijd. To Henry Blakwyne, Helene Wyngod, Alice Wynter, Roger Temple, Jenet late my servant. To Cursun wyff of Louthe. To Henry Deyne, yong John Red, Richerd Tayllor of Manby, John Pynson of Fulletby and hys wyff, Isabell Bawdre, Thomas Woodthorpe of Oxon otherwyse callyd Tayllor and Jenet hys wyff, Roger Woodthorpe sone of the sayd Thomas and my godsun, John Woodthorpe sone of the sayd Thomas, Margaret Woodthorpe hys syster. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Thomas Woodthorpe, whome I make my executor. [folio 382d.] I will that Richerd Tayllor off Manby be jonyd executor, and he to have for hys labor iiijs. I will that my lady Willughby be supervisor, and to have for her payns vs. Thes men beyng wytnes, sir William Wade of Rucland, prest; John Lyll of Farfurth; and Henry Blackwen of the same; with other moy.
The testament of Richard Shallok [of Boston].
11 September, 1531. I Richerd Shallok of Boston, husbandman. To be buryed in the churche yerde of st Botulphe in Boston, and the churche to have the righte accordyng to the custome. To the highe altare in Boston xijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln xijd. To the fatherles and moderles chyldren at st Catheryns withowt Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady of Walsyngham xijd. To John Shallok my sun a standyng laver, a basyn, ij cartes, all my croppe, catall, horssys, [etc.], excepte those catell heraftyr gyffyn to hys syster Rose, and they to kepe and luff togyder lyke naturall broder and syster. To John my sun my copy of my ferme duryng the terme of my yeres therin expressyd. To Rose Shallok my doughter iiij kyen, ij burlynges, [etc.]. Yff it fortune the foresayd John my sun to decesse afore he cum to the age of xxty yeres and the foresayd Rose my doughter overlyff him, then I will that Rose have all the foresayd goodes at age or mariage; and yff it fortune the foresayd John to overlyff Rose [folio 390] or she cum to age or mariage, then I will that John have her parte. Yff bothe decesse or they cum to age or mariage, then I will the goodes be disposyd be my executors in dedes of almys and charite for the welthe of my soule, my fader moder my chyldren soules, my frendes soules, and all crysten soules. I will have iiij trentallys of messys songe for me and my wyff, our faders and moders, in thys maner of forme: I will that the preste shall syng Wedensday, Fryday, and Satterday in our Lady chapell at the altare of Scala celi, and of the Sunday in the quere of st Jamys. To Thomas Shallok my broder. To Robert Sylam. To Richerde Leeke a gowne of sangwyn color, and to hys wyff. To Thomas Martyn wyff. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John Shallok my sun and Thomas Shallok my brother, whome I make my executors, and the foresayd Thomas to have for hys labor xxs., and Andro Shallok my cosyn to be supervisor, and he to have for hys labor xs. Thes beyng wytnes, Richerde Kychen; John Thorpe; John Percy; with other mo.
The testament of John Williamson [of Fishtoft].
12 September, 1531. I John Williamson of the parysh of st Guthlak of Tofte makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the parysh church of st Guthlak of Tofte, and for my mortuary that the kynges lawes will require. To the ornamentes of the blessyd sacrament ther iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xijd. To st Catheryns to the fatherles chyldren iiijd. To the rode lofte in Tofte churche xijd. To the Trinite altare xxd. To our Lady altare xxd. To our Lady chappell standyng in the church yerde ther xxd. To the iiij orders of frerys in Boston every on house xxd. I will that a trentall be song immediatly for my soule and all crysten soulys within the parysh church of Tofte. The resydue of my goodes I put them to the discrestion of my executor sir John Tattersall, and he for to dispose them for my soule aftyr hys discrestion. In wytnes heroff, sir John Facet; William Dawson; and Robert Dauson.
The testament of Robert Fox [of Fishtoft].
18 September, 1531. I Robert Foxe of the paryshe of st Guthlake of Tofte make thys my testament concludyng in it my last will. My body to be buryed within the churche of st Guthlak, and for my mortuary as the kynges lawes shall requyre. To the anornament of the blessyd sacrament ther xijd. To the churche warkes ther xxd. To the roode lofte ther viijd. To our Lady warkes in the chapell standyng in the churche yerde ther vjd. To the goode and profytable warkes of our Lady of Lincoln vjd. [folio 402d.] To the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryne withowt Lincoln ijd. To Robert my sonne a greyd harche to remayn in my house for ever yff he lyff unto he cum or be at the age of xviij yeres. To Richerd my sun my best cote, [etc.], yff he lyff to he cum or be at the age of xviij yeres. To John my sun my best jakyt, [etc.], yff he lyff to he cum or be at the age of xviij yeres. To the chylde the whiche my chylde [sic] is with, yff it be a sun ij yong kye, [etc.], yff it lyff to he cum or be at the age of xviij yeres. And yff it fortune that any of my forsayd sonnys Robert, Richerde, and John to decesse or the cum at the age of xviij yeres, then hys parte decessyd to be equally devydyd emong them that overlyff. To Grace my doughter halff my housholde stuff with my wyff yff she lyff to she cum at the age of xviij yeres. And yff it be a doughter that my wyff is with, then I gyff it a yong cowe, [etc.], and halff the housholde with her syster yff it lyff to it cum at the age of xviij yeres. To Robert Theker. To Jenet my wyff my best carte, my ploughe, a new corte, with all the harnys belongyng to the same as long as she kepys her sole; and she fortune to mary, then the carte with the harnys to remayn to Robert my sonne, and the plough with the harnes to remayn to Richerde my sun, and the corte to John my sonne. I will that a trentall be sung in Tofte churche for my soule and all my good frendys soulys immediatly aftyr my decesse. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Jenet my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and Robert Theker to be supervisor, and to have for hys labor iijs. iiijd. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John Tatersall; Laurence Bustarde, Thomas Snell, and John Carre of Tofte; with other mo as nede shall requyre.
Agnes Remington [of Torksey].
18 September, 1531. I Agnes Remington, wydowe woman, of Harwicke wth in the parishe of st Marye of Torkseye, hole of mynde and of good memorye, makes my testament. My bodye to be buried wth in the churche yearde of st Mary of Torksaye wth my mortuarye as the custome requiers. To our Ladye of Lincoln' ijd. To st Hewgh head of Lincoln' ijd. To the monasterye of st Leonerdes iiijd. To Thomas Remington my sonne and to John Remington otherwayes called Jenken each v markes of lawfull monye of England or in money worthe, and a quy of ij yeares of age for ther childs partes. Residewe of all my goodes not bequeathed my will fulfilled and deducted for to dispose for the healthe of my sowle I geue vnto John Remington my eldest sonne, whome I ordeyne my executour, and sir John Cowell' the prior of Torksaye to be the superuisor. Thes wittnes, sir Richard Robinson vicar of Torksaye; Thomas Thorpe; sir Roger Grander; John Hatterton; and other mooe.
The testament of James Rowe [of Boston].
22 September, 1531. I Jamys Rowe make thys my last will. My body to be buryd in the church yerde in Boston in the hally be my brother. To the high altare in Boston vjd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns of Lincoln iiijd. To Margaret my wyff the house that Jenet Wetton wonys in with the mylne with all as it standes, terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease I will that George Rowye my sonne have the sayd house with the mylne as it standes. I will my wyff have the mylne that standes in Sutton howys the terme of her lyff, payng yerely to Sutton harys for the house that the mylne standes in iiijs. I will that the sayd mylne remayne aftyr her decease to George Rowe my sonne. To iiij of my sonnys chylder iiij calvys, iche of them to be other heyr. I make my wyff and my sone George Rowe my executors. I make William Pynchbek my supervisor, and he to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Whytnes, John Barnoby; John Barker; and Charlys Howson.
John Welles [of Fillingham].
22 September, 1531. I John Welles, husbandman, of the towne of Fillingham, of hole mynde and memorye make my testament. My bodye to be buryed in the churche yearde next vnto my wyfe. Vnto the hye alter for forgotten tythes or any other dutyes to the churche ijs. To the churche of Fillingham iijs. iiijd., and to the worke of our mother church of Lincoln' xxd. To William my sonne two stottes, and Alexander my wyfes sonne two calues. To John my sonne one calfe. To Richard my sonne one calfe. To Agnes my daughter one hayforthe. To euery one of my godchilder iiijd. To my father in lawe Walter Warde, John Warde my brother in lawe, Thomas Wyndall' and William Welles my brother halfe a quarter of wheate apiece. To Agnes Barrowe my seruante halfe a quarter of barlye. To John Gilbons my seruante halfe a quarte of barlye. To Isabell Wilforde a strike of barlye. I will that my wyfe haue my take of the prior of Gokwyll' as longe as she is wydowe, and yf she marrye then to remayne to my sonne William Welles, and yf he do not occupye yt him selfe I will that my wyfe shall occupye yt. I wyll that my wyfe shall occupye my howse that I dwell in wth all the appurtenaunce for my terme. The residewe of all my goodes I geue to Margarett my wyfe and William Welles my brother, whome I make executors to dispose for the healthe of my sowle as they shalbe expedient. I make Walter Warde my ouer seer. Wittnes, mayster Thomas Cyssun parson of the aboue rehersed Fillingham; sir Rob'te Tofte parishe prest; Thomas Westfeild; Thomas Wyndyll'; William Westfeild; wth other mooe.
The testament of Robert John' [of Hole in the parish of Clee].
26 September, 1531. I Robert John' of Hoyll in the paryche of Clee maykes my testyment. My body to be buryyd in the chyrche yerd of the Holy Trynyte of Clee. To ower Lady of Lyncone viijd. I wytt to sanct Hew Heyd iiijd. To my paryche chyrche of Clee xijd. To the awter of the same chyrche iiijd. To the chyrche of sanct Egidij [i.e. Giles] of Scarthow xijd. I wyll that Robert Jonson my son have hys land sawne of all maner of grane, with a pluythe and a cowlter and a shaer, and a wane with a ȝoke, [etc.], and hys rentes payd for the fyrst ȝere, and hys mother to mayk hys part of hys dyner of her cost and charge at the day of hyr marryge, [etc.]. I wytt to Kateryne my dowghter iijl. vjs. viijd. to be payd ewther in penny or in penny worthe. To Margarytt my dowghter, Wylliam my son, Alyson my dowghter, and Henry my sonne xls. apiece. To that chyld that my wyffe ys withall. To Thomas Suddebe my servant. The resydew of my guddes I wytt to An Jonson my wyff and Robert Jonson my son, qwome I mayk my exequyteres for to dyspose for the helthe of my sawyll. Theys wytnessys, sir Robert Lanam curytt; John Awdman of Hoyll; Thomas Dune of Clee; Wylliam Coolbe of the same; with other mo.
The testament of William Northfoke [of Denton].
28 September, 1531. I William Northfoke of Denton, seke in the body make my last will. My bonys to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of st Androy of Denton. To our Lady off Lincoln viijd. To the high altare of st Androy for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the kyrke of st Androy xijd. To the church of Harlaxton xijd. To the frerys of Grantham xijd. To a honeste preste for halffe a trentall off messys vs. for the helthe of my soule. Agnes my wyff to be executrix, and Laurence Castrope to be my supervisor. Wytnes, sir Richerd Wylson; John Wellynger.