Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of John Raysyn [of North Somercotes].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 273.]
2 November, 1531. I John Rasyn of North Somercotes, husbandman, makes this my testament and last wyll. My body to be berryd in the churche yerde of our Lady (fn. 1) of Northesomercotes, my mortuare to be payd after the rate and substans of my gudes. To our moder churche of Lincoln xijd. To the hethe altere of Northesomercottes for thethes and oblacions forgottyn xijd. Allso to the pareche churche of Cunnysholme iiijd. To the pareschurche of Northecottes viijd. To the parechechurce of Marchechapell iiijd. To the churche of Saltefleteby Clemens iiijd. To Recherd Brader of Northecottes. To Esabell Brader my dowther j grete arke, [etc.], after the decese of Agnes Rasyn my wyffe. To Thomas Brader. To Hyre [sic] Bastan of Northechapel. To Margaret Bastan my dowther vjs. viijd. [etc.]. To other of the dowters of Hynre Bastan. To Magaret Rasyng my saruand j ȝeryng qwythe, [etc.]. To William Rasyn my sune. To Awncell Rasyng the sun of Thomas Rasyng of Northesomercottes. To Thomas Rasyng my sone. To Elyn Hanson. To every chelde of my sunne Thomas Rasyng. I wyll that William Rasyng celebrate ij trentals for the helth of my sole and all crestyn sowles in the paraschurche of Northe Somercottes. To Agnes Rasyng my wyfe my copy that I holde of master Lanton swere duryng the ȝeres, and yff so be that the sayd Agnes my wyfe decese before the ȝeres of the sade copy be fully endyd than I wyll that the ȝeres of the sade copy remane unto Thomas Rasyng my sune. The resydu of al my gudes I geve to Thomas Rasyng my sone and John Prestuere, whome I make my executures. Thes wyttnesses, sir William Alby vicar of Northe Somercottes; Thomas Wod, John Bruster, Water Rasyng, John Bagit of the same; with many others.
Unto thesse premisses I wyll that Agnes Rasyng my wyfe have my mancion howsse sytuat in Summercottes with the purtinans therto belongyn duryng the terme of hir lyfe, and after her decese I wyll the mancion howse remane unto Thomas and William Rasyng my sunnes, after this cundescion that this sade Thomas Rasyng schall geve ȝerely unto the sade William Rasyng ijs. of the proffet of the sade howsse duryng the terme of the lyfe of the sade William Rasyng.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of John Browne [of Harmston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 293d.]
4 November, 1531. I John Browne of Harmeston makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the churche yerde of Harmeston. To the high altare of Harmeston iiijd., and to our Lady warkes off Lincoln iiijd., and to the iiij orders of frerys iiij strykes of barly, and to Helene Yodayll one cowe. To Lucy Yowdale one whye, and Jenet Browne one whye. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Catheryne my wyff, whome I make my executrix that she may dispose it for my soule my frendes soulys and all crysten soulyes. Wytnes, sir Leonerde Dyckson; Thomas Jaye; Thomas Lockyng; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 9 March, 1531–2.
[The testament of John Westmellys of Fishtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 398.]
4 November, 1531. I John Westmellys of Tofte do make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st Guthlake of Tofte. To the sacrament iiijd. To our Lady altare iiijd. To the Trinite altare iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the chapell of our Lady ijd. To Robert Westmelles my sonne a quarter of a bote callyd a hoyker as she is occupyed. To Agnes my doughter. To Isabell my doughter. To Robert my sonne all my coppys aftyr the decesse of hys mother. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Cecill my wyff, whome I make my executrix, wyth Thomas Stabilton to occupy with her, and he to have for hys labor vs. Thes beyng wytnes, John Bate; William Dawson; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Wyberton, 10 November, 1531.
The testament of John Matby [of Great Carlton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 275d.]
5 November, 1531. I John Matby, makes my will. I witt my soule, [etc.], and my body to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of st Peter of Gret Carleton. I wit to our Lady of Lincoln xijd. I wyt to the high altare of Gret Carleton xijd. To the kyrke of the same halff a nacre of wheate. To Vincent Dobson. It is my wyll to have a dirige at my seventh day and hallff a trentall of messys done for me. It is my will that my wyff have all my housholde stuff. It is my will that all my other goodes be devydyd in iij partes, fyrst parte to my selff, the secund to my wyff, and the other to the chylder. It is my will that my wyff and William Henryson be my executors, and Edmund Thornedyke my supervisor, and they to have for ther labor vjs. viijd. Yff it fortune any of my chylder to dy afore they be xij yere of age, then the goodes shall be devydyd emonges my wyff and my other chylder. The resydue of my goodes not gyffen nor wyt I gyff it to my executors to dispose for my soule. Thes men to wytnes, sir Olyuer Lamyng the curet; William Freman; John Crake; Henry Dyconson; with many other moy.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of Emme Marchand [of Wigtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 332.]
6 November, 1531. I Emme Marchande makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the church yerdes of the appostellys Peter and Paule in the paryshyng of Wygtofte. To the high altare of Wygtofte iiijd. To our Lady altare ijd. To st Nicholes altare ijd. To our Lady of Lincoln ijd. To Helene Marchand. To Jenet Dene one bynk, [etc.]. To Robert Marchand my sonne. To Agnes Roche. To Emme Marchand and to Alexander Obray. To Alexander Obray sonne of Hugh Obray. To Robert Ouer wyff and to her chylde. To Emme Dene a blak arke. To John Dene the yonger ijs. To John Dene the elder. To John Marchand sonne of Alexander Marchande. To Hugh Marchand sonne of Robert Marchande, and to Richerd Ouer sonne of Robert Ouer. To John Marchande the elder and to Thomas Bynsay. All my goodes I bequeth to Alexander and Robert my sonnes, whome I make my executors for to dispose for helthe of my soule and all my good frendes soulys. Whytnes, John Alanson; Thomas Hune; and John Pereson.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532, by the executors.
John Bullocke [of Glentworth].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 339.]
9 November, 1531. I John Bullocke, hole of mynd and memory, maketh my testament and last will. My bodye to be buryed in st Michaell church yeard of Glentworth. To the hye alter of the church of Glentworthe xijd. To the church workes of Glentworth xijd. To the church of Vptonne iiijd. To the church of Hepam iiijd. To euerye order of fryers of Lincoln' one strike of barlye. To William Bullocke one quye and one sawe and one hogg. To Em' Luddington one quye, and I bequeath to ij children of Thomas Luddington one ewe hogg [each]. To Thomas Luddington one mayre. To Thomas Bullocke my sonne one meare and one cople of oxen. To John my sonne one cople of oxen, one quarter of barlye, a wayne, and a cart, and to haue meate and drinke to he kepe howse himselfe. To Jenkin my sonne xls. To Margarett my daughter iijl. vjs. viijd. To Thomas Pye one quye. The residewe of my goodes I geue to William my sonne, whome I make my executor to pay my debtes and to dispose for the healthe of my sowle as he shall thinke the best. I will that Thomas my sonne be the superuisor. Thes beinge wittnesses, sir Richard Taythwell curate; Alexander Kyrke; John Wilson; wth other mooe. I will that a prest shall have xs. to do a trentall of messes for me and my wyfe.
Proved before L., at Lincoln, 16 January, 1531–2, and administration was committed to the executor.
The testament of Richard Clerk, prest, [of Croxton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 381.]
11 November, 1531. I sir Richerd Clerk, prest and parson of Croxton, makes and ordens my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the chauncell of the parysh church of Croxton before the ymage of st John the Evangelist. To our Lady warke of the cathedrall churche of Lincoln a maser, and to the highe altare of the same churche xijd. To the parysh churche of Croxton towarde the mendyng of the bellys xs. To the churche of Vlceby xs. To the parysh churches of Melton Rosse, Wotton, and Kyrnyngton iijs. iiijd. apiece. To William Clerke my naturall brother xls., [etc.]. To Jamys Clerke my brother sonne xiijs. iiijd. To Thomas Clerke my brother sonne xls. I will that Nicholes Clerke my brother sonne have exhibicion of my goodes to suche [folio 381d.] tyme as he be preste yff he will be rewlyd be my executors, and immediatly aftyr he be preste I will that he have a yere wagys of my executors to syng for my soule and all crysten soulys. And I will the sayd Nicholes shall have the benefice of Thurganby when it fallys void yff he lyff and will be preste, of wich benefice I have the nexte advowson. To Richerd Clerke my brother sonne xxs. To Rober Clerke my brother sonne xxd. To Josian my brother doughter. To George Watson xxs. To Alison Watson xs. To Agnes Plumpton xijd. To Richerd Watson. To Isabell Clerke my brother wyff. To Helene my servant xijd. To master doctor Rayne one olde noble. To mr doctor Pryn a sylver spone and iiij weders. To mr Peter Effarde a sylver spone and iiij weders. To mr Henry Sapcot a sylver salte. I will that sir William Thomson syng one yere for my soule, and to have for hys labor and stipende iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. To Elizabeth Latymer my servant vjl. xiijs. iiijd. The resydewe of all my goodes I bequeth to Elizabeth Latymer. I make sir Andro Wylson, sir Richerd Watson, and Elizabeth Latymer my executors. And I will that the sayd sir Andro Wylson and sir Richerd Watson have for ther labors ether of them xxs. I will that mr Phylip Tyrwhytt and mr John Rud be supervisors, and I bequeth to mr Phylip for hys labor xxs. and to mr Rud for hys labor xiijs. iiijd. Thes beyng wytnes, sir George Cooke; sir Andro Wylson; and sir William Thomson; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 23 November, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of John Parkynson [of Great Hale].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 339.]
12 November, 1531. I John Parkynson of Gret Hale makes my last will. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of st John Baptist of Gret Hale, and to my mortuary that at the law doth admitt. To the vicar a cowe to pray for me and to discharge me of my tithys that I have bene negligent in. To st John Baptist within the high quere of Gret Hale viijd. To the altare of our Lady and the altare of st Catheryns other of them iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the chylder of st Catheryns ijd. To the house of Hauerholme xijd. To our Lady altare of Ryskyngton iiijd. and to the high altare in the same churche iiijd. To the same churche ij torchys. To Hugh my sonne one horse, one stag, a stepefat, and a hayre, and a pare of qwernys, [etc.] [folio 339d.] To John Hollande. To Robert Wylkynson of Dowesby. To Robert Holland. To every chylde that my doughter hathe. To every chylde that my sonne Hugh hathe. To Margaret Parkyn. To Xp'ofer Parkyn. To John Dykynson. To George Dykynson. To John Walters. To Margaret Lyerde. To Tommisyn Lierde. To the church off Gret Hale one kowe to kepe my obbyt with, and the sayd cowe to be lettyn for xvjd. in the yere and to up holde the stok. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alyson my wyff and Hugh my sone, whome I make my executors. Thes beyng wytnesses, syr George Pynder; Leonerd Markam; Thomas Garwell; William Kyrton; Richerd Waters; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Sleford, 12 April, 1532.
The testament of W. Benlay [of Swineshead].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 336d.]
13 November, 1531. I William Benlay of Swyneshed makes my testament and my last will. My body to be buryed within the churchyerde of our Lady in Swyneshed. To the high altare iiijd. To mr vicar xijd. to pray for my soule. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the fatherles chyldren at st Catheryns iiijd. To William Baxster and to Elizabeth hys wyff. To Johanne my doughter a lede standyng at Applay and di' acre of wheate. To John Kelsay. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Jenet my wyff and to Frauncys my sonne, whome I make my executors to dispose for the helthe of my soule. I will that mr Robert Londe the vicar of Quadryng be the supervisor, gyffyng hym for hys labor iijs. iiijd. Thes men beryng wytnes, sir Thomas Garton vicar; Richard Bull; and Richard Johnson; cum aliis.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.
Richard Torsaye [of East Ferry].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 354.]
13 November, 1531. I Richard Torsaye in Estferrye in the parishe of Scotton, hole in mynde and of good remembraunce, makes my last will. My bodye to be buryed in the church of st Genevefe in Scotton. I bequeathe in the name of my mortuarye after the custome of the countrye yt now ys. To the hye awter in Scotton churche xijd. To our Ladye workes in Lincoln minster viijd. To st Heugh light iiijd. To the hye alter in Lincoln mynster iiijd. To Scotton church iijs. iiijd. To Kyrton in Lynsey churche xijd. I bequeathe for one messe wth the derige to be said in Scotton churche once by yeare for my sowle and all christian sowles iiijd., and the said iiijd. to be taken owte of the coppye howse rent in Lawghton duringe yearelye the space of xvj yeares. I bequeathe for one messe wth the dirige to be said in our Ladye chapell in Estferrye upon shrofte Twesday yearelye vjd. duringe for euermore, and the forsaid vjd. to be taken forthe of the rent of the howse in Laughton agaynst the crose. I bequeathe to the manteyninge and vpholdinge of the seruice of allmightie God and of our blessed Ladye in the chappell in Estferrye one cowe. To Elene Torsaye my daughter iiijl., to Johanne Torsaye my daughter iiijl., to Dorothye my daughter iiijl., and thes xijl. aboue named in penny or pennyworthe to be paid to thes iij madens. To my sonne Thomas Torsaye xls. to mende yt he had in tyme past, desiringe him to be good to his mother and to be contente wth this rewarde to mele no forthermore as he intendes to have his mothers blessinge and myne for euer more. To Roberte Moodye one quy of one yeare age. To Nicholas Coke my seruante one white fillye yt was of the graye meare. To Agnes my wyfe vijs. by yeare in cleare monye to be taken owte of the rente of the howse in Laughton in Lynsaye agaynst the crose duringe her lyfe, and the foresaid Agnes my wyfe to haue the thirde parte of all my goodes. To my sonne John Torsaye my parte of the bargayne of the wynde mylne in Ashbye field hole to him selfe. To the foresaid John Torsaye the halfe parte of all the coppyes yt I haue in bargayne, and the other halfe parte of the forsaid coppyes I geue to Agnes my wyfe duringe her lyfe. [page 355] To my sonne John Torsaye all my harnesse and my instrumentes yt belonges to my shoppe, and the best horse yt belonges to me. To thre children of my daughter Elsabethe iij lambes. To my daughter Margarett one yowe wth one lambe. To my brother Thomas Torsaye xijd. To John Torsaye xijd. To Roberte Torsaye xijd. To my brother Wm Torsaye iijs. iiijd., whome I make the superuisor. The residewe of all my goodes I geue to Agnes my wyfe and to my sonne John Torsaye, whome I make my executores yt they may dispose for the weale of my sowle. Thes men beinge wittnes, Thomas Devyas in Estferrye; William Jackson of the same; William Torsaye of the same; William Everard of Laughton in Lynsaye; sir George Vessye prest in Estferrye; cum aliis.
Proved before L., at Gaynsbroughe, 20 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Richard Vausser [of Gosberton].
[L.C.C., 1532–4,f. 137d.]
13 November, 1531. I Richerde Vauser of the paryshe of Gosberkyrke dothe make orden and dispose thys my presente testament and laste will. My body to be buryd in the churche yerde of the appostellys st Peter and st Poule in Gosberton. To the high altare of the same churche ijd. To our Ladys offerynges of Lincoln ijd. To the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns withowte Lincoln wallys jd. All the resydue of my goodes not gyffyn nor bequethyd I gyff them unto Thomas Leeke, whome I make my executor to bryng my body unto the grounde and to dispose them for the use of my soule as shall seme hym beste. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Henry Topplys parysche preste; Godfray Surflyt gentleman; and danne William Pyggot chanon; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 4 March, 1533–4.
The testament of John Cokke [of Barrow on Humber].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 277d.]
14 November, 1531. I John Cooke off Barrow makes this my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of our blessyd Lady in Barrow. To the high alter of the churche of Barrow for forgottyn tithis viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xxd. To Jane Cooke. To my brother a motlay cote, a jamlet jerkyn. To Richerde Becke my kynsman. The rest of my goodes I gyff to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose for my soule and all crysten soulys as she thinkes best. Thes men wytnes, Robert Hall; and Robert Nele; wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Castre, 19 April, 1532.
Testament of William Olyver [of Winthorpe].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 13.]
14 November, 1531. I William Olyuer off Wynthorpe makes thys my testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of our Lady in Wynthorpe. To the honornamentes of the high altare ther xijd. To st Jamys altare iiijd. To st Catheryne altare iiijd. To the bellys iijs. iiijd. To the roode light xijd. To the Wessalys light viijd. To the Yomans light xxd. To the Madyns light viijd. To our Ladys warke of Lincoln and oblacion viijd. To oblacion at our Lady of Walsyngham vjd. To the nonnys of Bollyngton xijd. I will haue a preste to syng for my soule and all my good frendes in Wynthorpe churche the space of one yere. To the chylder of John Oleuer. To Thomas Johnson dooughter. To Agnes Wylkynson. To John Gurne. To Thomas Malteby vicar iijs. iiijd., whome I make supervisor. To William Mylle and William Cobbe other of them iijs. iiijd., whome I make my executors to dispose the resydue of my goodes to the honor of God for the well of my soule. Thes men wytnes, sir Thomas Malteby vicar; William Mathe; John Gurne; with other.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 15 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Rawe [of Ancaster].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 285d.]
18 November, 1531. I Robert Rawe of Ancastre in the paryshyng of Willesforth (fn. 2) makes my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of our Lady of Willesforde. To the high altare xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the pore chyldren of st Catheryns vjd. To the churche of Willesforde xijd. To the rode in the sayd churche a taper of wax price viijd., and iijs. iiijd. to mayntene the light therwith for evermore. To our Lady of Pety a taper of waxe price viijd., and iijs. iiijd. to mayntene the light with for evermore. To the Sepulcre light on schepe. To sir Thomas Hankyn a browne cowe. To the churches of Colby, Willoby, Brauncewell, Dounesby, xijd. each. To the chapell of st Jamys of Rawceby one schepe. To the chapell of our Lady in the paryshen of Willesford on schepe. To the churche of Ancastre xijd. To John Rawe my brother and hys wyff and to every one of hys chylder one schepe. To Thomas Rawe. To William Raw. To Thomas Lee. To Michel Wylkynson. To Robert Clerke of Brawncewell. I bequeth to John Patynson and to Thomas Hewe to be my supervisors, and eyther of them to have for ther labor iijs. iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes Rawe my wyff and to Margaret my doughter to dispose for the helthe of my soule as they thynke beste to the ples' of God. Wytnes, sir Thomas Hankyng the curat; Thomas Pecheyll; Thomas Dobleday; Thomas Too; with other moo.
Proved before P., at Ancastre, 8 March, 1531–2.
The testament of John Thorpe [of Denton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 282d.]
19 November, 1531, 23 Henry viii. I John Thorp of Denton, yoman, seke of body, makes and ordens thys my present testament and last will in maner and forme ensewyng, that is to wytt, [etc.]. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Androy of Denton. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the high altare of st Androy of Denton for my tithys forgottyn xijd. To the churche warke of Denton a quarter of barly. To the Crosse gylde a schepe hog. To my father Robert Thorpe. To my father [in lawe (fn. 3) ] William Julyan my weddyng gowne with my best dooblet and my syde jaket. I will that my fyrme for the terme of my yeres aftyr my decease remayn to Emot my wyff, and aftyr that to William Julyan my father. To my wyff a colte and a fely that my father Robert Thorpe hathe in kepyng. To Elizabeth my doughter and heyre all my messuages, landes, lesurs, medoys, and pasturs that I have in the townys and feldes of Laxton and Mynschepe or ellys where in the counties of Yorke and Nottyngham, the whiche to me discendyd be right of inheritaunce aftyr the dissese of my mother, to have and to holde to the sayd Elizabeth and to the heyres of her body laufully cumyng to holde of the cheffe lordes of the fee, therfore doying service dewe and custome. To the sayd Elizabeth, aftyr the decease of Robert Thorpe my father, all the landes and tenementes in the townys and feldes of Laxton orellys where within the realme of Yngland the whiche I and my father have purchesyd, to have and to holde to her and the heyres of her body laufully cumyng. To William July an my father all maner of evidences in hys kepyng concernyng the sayd messes, lands, [etc.], and other the premisses, to the vse of the sayd Elizabeth and the heyres of her body. All my other goodes I gyff vnto Emot my wyff and William Julyan my father, whome I make my executors to dispose for the helthe of my soule as they thynke most expedyent. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Richard Wylson prest; William Shawe; Thomas Browne; with many other.
Proved before P., at Grantham, 4 March, 1531–2.
Testament of Robert Aweray [of Beckingham].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 292.]
25 November, 1531. I Robert Aweray dwellyng in the paryshyng off Bekkyngham makes my testament or my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche or churcheyerde of All Halloys of Bekyngham. To the high altare of the same churche for forgottyn tithys vjd. To our Lady warkes at Lincoln viijd. To the bellys of Bekyngham xxd. To Straglethorpe churche xxd. To Robert Aweray my new a quarter of barly. To William Aweray my new a quarter of barly. I will Richerd and William my sonys haue thys barly in ther gydyng to ther behoyff till they cum to laufull age. The resydue of my houshold stuff I gyff vnto my wyff. To iiij of Richerd my sonnys chylder iiij schepe. To Thomas my sone ij ewys. I will yt Thomas my sonne haue fyve markes forgyffyn hym of the xiij yere rent yt he hawys me yff he be good and honest and troble not my executors, and let not my wyll fullfyllyng; yff he be troblesum or make any busynes agenst my will or my executors I will yt he pay to my executors the forsayd v markes. To my wyff my house at the chauncell ende her lyff, and aftyr her decease I gyff it to William my sonne. To my wyff my house in Straglethorpe her lyff, and aftyr her decease to Richerd my sonne. The resydue of my goodes not bequethyd I gyff to my wyff and William my sone that they may dispose it to the pleasure of God aftyr ther myndes as they thynke best fullfyllyng of my will and payng of my dettes, whome I make my full executors, and Richerd my sone the supervisor, and for hys labor I gyff hym vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes, sir Thomas Hirde the curat of the towne; Richerd Tayler; Thomas Peke; Johannes Burt; wt other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 4 May, 1532.
The testament of Wylliam Modde [of Billingborough].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 285.]
29 November, 1531. I William Modde off Byllyngburgh make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of Byllyngburgh. To the high altare of Byllyngburgh for tithys forgottyn viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln ijd., and to our Lady warkes ijd., and to the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns ijd. To John Modde my sonne. To Margery my wyff my house with the appurtenances that I dwell in duryng her lyff, and aftyr that I will John my sonne have it to hym and hys heyres of hys body; remainder to John Chapman and hys heyres for evermore, causyng xs. to be done in a trentall for my soule and all crysten soulys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margery my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Wytnes, sir Robert Litherlande; John Daws; Robert Draper; Henry Chapman; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Burne, 7 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Thomas Peper [of Spilsby].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 319.]
29 November, 1531. I sir Thomas Peper of Spyllesby makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerd of sanct James in Spyllesby. To owr Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the reparacyons of the church of Spyllesby xxs. To the Coman lyght in Spillesby xd. To the Yongmens lyght xd. To the Maydyns lyght xd. To the mayster of the chauntre vjs. viijd. To every broder vjs. viijd. To Jane Lynlay vjs. viijd. To John Rycroft and Annas hys wyffe xiijs. iiijd. To John Crane of Bryngyll vjs. viijd. To Raythby to pore fowlkes xiijd. To Hondylbe to pore fowlkes xiijd. To Partnay to pore folkes xiijd. To Hawlton to pore folkes xiijd. To odar of Towntons to pore folkes xiijd. To Estar Kell to pore folkes xiijd. To Margyt Peper xl. [folio 319d.] in money and a spruse chyst and a pare cobyardes, [etc.]. To Elyzabeth Gudschep. To every servand in the howse iiijd. To Thomas Whyttyng and Elyzabeth hys wyffe vjs. viijd. I wyll have a trental song for me and all my gud fryndes in Spyllesby church. To Rychard Grase iiijd., [etc.]. To sant James alter an autar clouthe, and to the sepultur ij schetes of iij bredes. To the helpyng of my chambre xxs. I wyll have a fre ston to lay upon me whan I am buryed, lyk Robert Godrykes. The resydew of all my guddes I gyffe to mastar Francesse Stonar, whome I make myne executor for to dispose for the helth of my saull and for all my fryndes saulles and for all crysten soulles that God will have prayd for. Theis men beryng wytnes, sir James Halyday; sir Thomas Arnold; sir Thomas Smyth; and other mo.
Proved before P., at Spillesby, 14 October, 1534.