Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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Testament of John Austyn [of Little Steeping].
2 January, 1531–2 (fn. 1). I John Austyn off Lyttyll Stepyng makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Andro off Lyttyll Stepyng, and my mortuary aftyr the custome of the cuntre. To the anornamentes of our Lady altare at Lincoln xijd. To the highe altare of Lyttyll Stepyng xijd. To our Lady light in Stepyng churche vjd. To st John to st Thomas and to st Xp'ofer to euery chon off them ijd. To the makyng of the gret bell of Lyttyll Stepyng xxs. To the iiij orders off frerys in Boston to euery house iijs. iiijd., xxd. to the place, and xxd. to the conuent. To the bellys at Halton xvjd., and to the rynghers iiijd. To Alyson my wyff iij kye, [etc.]. To Agnes my doughtter my best cupborde and my nexte best fallen table, [etc.]. To my sun sir Thomas my swanne marke and all the swannys that belonges to it, my best foldyn table, my best furryd gowne, and xxs. To my sun William xlviijs. the whiche is in hys handes, [etc.]. To ichon of my chylder barnys one schepe. To Helene my doughter a yong qwy and xxs. I will that iij landes which I bought of John Copy of Halton be put in feoffys handes to kepe an obbyt yerely for me, my wyff, and all my chylder, for the terme of lxxx and xviij yeres, and to fynde a prykkyt of waxe to the high altare, and to gyff to the preste for messe and dirige iiijd., and to offer ij messe pennys, and to the ryngers iiijd. I gyff all my lande that I have in Halton and Stepyng to Alyson my wyff duryng her lyff yff so be that sche kepe her vnmaryed. And yff that sche be maryed agane I will sche haue xls. be yere clere and no lande. To Agnes my doughtter a house callyd Wryght house that William my sun wonnys in, whyth the pastre by it. Also I will that sche haue a lyttyll pastre callyd Foytyd pastre, and a pastre callyd Whatthyng by it. I will that William my sun haue the house and pastre that he dwellys in duryng hys mother lyff, he kepyng the house in repare. To William my sonne a pastre callyd Sowttofte, and halff one acre lying in Gunholmes, and that I will he haue wt in a yere aftyr my decesse a acre longyng to it lying in the High Dales, and iij stong lying nexte Sturre Dyke. Also I will that William my sun haue all suche landes as Alyson my wyfe hath duryng her lyff aftyr the decesse off her excepte the house and the pastures that I have gyffyn to Agnes my doughter, the which house and pastres I have gyffyn to the forsayd Agnes to mary therwith her ij doughtters whose namys is Alice and Grace. I will that aftyr the decesse of William my sun that Robert hys sun haue the pastre in Halton felde and Whyttope garthe, and that at perteynyth to it; and yff the sayd Robert dye wt owt heyres off hys body laufully begottyn then I will that Helene my doughter and Agnes my doughter haue it to them and ther heyres and ther assygners. The resydue of my goodes not bequethyd I putto Alyson my wyff and sir Thomas my sun, whome I make my executors, they to dispose it for my soule and all crysten soulys. Thes wytnesses, Walter Kelsay; John Fowler; Robert Preston; William Havmunde; wt other mo.
The testament of W. Mittchell [of North Elkington].
2 January, 1531–2. I William Mittchel of Northelkyngton, husbandman, makes my will. My body to be buryd within the paryshe churche of st Helene in Northelkyngton. I gyff for brekyng of the grounde with in the sayd churche vs. of money and a quarter of barly, one halff to be payd in thys yere and the other halffe the nexte yere foloyng. To my eldest sonne John Mytchell my house with the purtenances buyldyd in Cestren gate in the paryshe of Louthe, to holde to hym and to hys heyres malys of hys body; and yff it happen the sayd John to decease withowt heyres males of hys body then I will my sayd house remayn to my other fyve sonnys, that is, John, John, Thomas, Robert, and William, every one of them singlerly aftyr others deceasse, and to the heyres males of ther bodys; remainder to the nexte of my blode. I will that all my goodes bothe within the house and withowt be devydyd in thre partes, fyrst parte to me parte to be disposyd for my soule helthe, the secund parte to Agnes my wyff, and the thyrde parte to be devydyd evenly emong all my chyldren. I bequethe of my parte to my sun Robert xxty schepe; to my sun William xxty schepe; to my doughtter Isabell xxty schepe; to my doughtter Jenet ij schepe; to my doughter Margaret one schepe; to my sun Thomas one schepe; to my godsun John Birin ij schepe; to my sun William; [folio 392d.] to my doughter Isabell; to my doughter Alyson; to sir Thomas Spaldyng vicar; to my eldest sonne John; to John my secund sun; to John my thyrde sun; to my goddoughtter Helene Tawx iiijd.; to our Ladys warke in the monastery Lincoln of Lincoln [sic] iiijd.; to the churche of Southelkyngton ijs.; to the churche of Fotherby ijs. I will that the resydue off my goodes not disposyd nor bequethyd be evynly devydyd emong all my chyldren. [If any of them] decease before age of mariage, I will ther parte or partes be evenly devydyd emong them that lyffys. I will my eldest sonne John and Thomas Tawx be my executors, and Thomas Tawx shall have iijs. iiijd. for hys labor. I desyre sir Thomas Spaldyng vicar to be supervisor. Thes wytnesses, sir Thomas Spaldyng vicar; John Benkes; Philip Cowper; Thomas Tawx; Thomas Still; with other mo.
The testament of Margaret Smyth [of Gayton in the Marsh].
5 January, 1531–2. I Margaret Smyth of Gaton in the Marche, wydo woman, make orden and dispose thys my present testament conteynyng therein my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of Gaton, and for my berelay in the churche I gyff vnto the payntyng of the sepulcre vjs. viijd. To the sacramente of the same churche of Gaton vjd. To the high altare of the same a lynnyn schete with a blak sylke seame. To our Lady gylde iiijd. To st George gylde iiijd. I wytt and bequest vnto sir John Red my gostly father a trentall of messys for my soule and for my frendes as he can conueniently cum to say them, and for hys labor xs. To Thedilthorpe churche wich is of st Helene a cowe, for the wiche I will ther be founde a light yerly afore our Lady in the same churche. To Mawd Drax my doughter. To Jenet my doughter. To Elizabeth my doughter, and to ether of her chylder. To Agnes and Mawde my doughters. To sir John Red. To iiij godchylder iiij grottes. I gyff to be disposyd at the day of my berelay xs. To Agnes Drope. I will that John Bust and Rawff Drax be my executors, and to have for ther labors ether of them vs. The reste of my goodes not wyt be disposyd for the helthe of my soule. I will that sir William Whyte and Richerd Drope be my supervisors. Thes wytnes, sir William Hunt; sir John Red; Xp'ofer Bicrofte; with other moy.
The testament of Thomas Goose [of East Kirkby].
7 January, 1531–2. I Thomas Goose of Estkyrkby makes my last testament. My body to be buryd in the churche of st Nicholes of Kyrkby foresayd. To our Ladys warke of Lincoln vjd. To the parysh altare off Kyrkby xijd. To the churche warke ther vjs. viijd. To the reparacions of our Lady altare ther vjd. To Jeshus altare ther iiijd. To the reparacion of st Catheryne altare iiijd. To the bellys ther ijs. To bying of one hersse clothe ther xs. To the sayd Kyrkby churche one pare of senssers. To our Lady light ther xxd. To saynt Catheryn s gylde ther one weder. To All Halloy light ther xxd. To a seculer prest e to pray for my soule all my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys by the space of ij yeres xl. To the churchewardons of Kyrkby ij ky for ever, that is to say for the mayntenyng and repayryng of the high ways within the parysh of Kyrkby, wher they and the paryshoners shall thynke it moste nede to be mayd. To my executors or ther assygnes for one obit to be kepyd yerly in Kyrkby churche at my yere day by the space of xxty yeres nexte aftyr my decesse vjl. xiijs. iiijd., that is to say yerely vjs. viijd., wherof shall be payd to the curat iiijd., and one messe peny to every other preste ther iiijd., to the parysh clerke ijd., to every other clerke that synges jd., to the ryngers iiijd. And that that dothe remayne of the sayd vjs. viijd. I will it be gyffyn to pore people of Kyrkby in almys to pray for my soule, my wyffes soulys Sibill and Agnes, my father and my mother John and Alice, my doughters Jane and Helioner, Thomas Scamon, and all crysten soulys. And aftyr thys maner I will it be done yerely by the space of the sayd xxty yeres, I will that my executors cause a dirige to be sung for me and peny dole for as many as cumys at the day of my buryall; I will that my executors gyff att my seventh day xs. for dirige and in almys, and at my xxxty day as myche. To iiij men that bearys my body to the churche every one of them iiijd.; to ij pore folkes for prayng for my soule ij gownys. To our Lady chauntre of Kyrkby forsayd to be prayd for ever one cownter and my gret spyt. I will that the abbot of Revesby have to pray for me xxd., and every monke ther iiijd. To every one of my godchyldern dwellyng within [folio 39d.] Kyrkby xijd. To Robert Adlarde and to hys wyff one sylke rybbyn. To Anne Barryt my goddoughtter vjs. viijd., [etc.]. To Margery Rawlet xiijs. iiijd. To Anne Bate. To Margaret Swete xxs. To Dorothe Atwell xxs. which is in her father handes John Atwell. To Martyn Barret hys wyff and every one of hys chyldren iiijd. To Margaret Parhoo vjs. viijd. To Catheryne Chester iijs. iiijd. To Helene Chester my servant her hole yere wagys. To Thomas Doly xijd. To the churche warke of Hagneby iijs. iiijd. To Mynyngesby churche warke ijs. My will is that all men schall knaw that I have solde all my landes and tenementes that I have in Lincoln schyre to Thomas Gyldon to have to hym and to hys heyres in fee for the somme of xll. sterlyng to be payd in maner and forme foloyng, at the feste of All Saintes nexte aftyr the callyng of the sayd Thomas Goose to his mercy owt of thys present worlde xxty markes to my executors or ther assygners, and so at the feste of All Saintes nexte yere foloyng other xxty markes, and also at the sayd feste of All Saintes nexte yere foloyng aftyr that other xxty markes; not withstandyng I will that my feoffers to stande and be seasyd off and in all the premises to my use duryng my lyffe, and aftyr my decesse to the use of the sayd Thomas Gyldon and to hys heyres in fee. The res ydue of my goodes I gyff them to sir Robert Wryght and sir Richerde Salter, whome I make my executors for to dispose them wt in the parysh of Kyrkby as they shall thynke best for my soule my frendes soulys, and all crysten soulys. Thes beyng wytnesses, sir John Parcar vicar; William Yrland; Walter Hamonde; Thomas Vncle elder; Robert Heed junior; and Robert Castill of Kyrkby; with other mo. I make Thomas Gyldon swyre supervisor.
The testament of Richard Pasmer [of Sutterton].
10 January, 1531–2. I Richerd Pasmere off Sutterton makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the holy churchyerde of our blessyd Lady of Sutterton. To the high altare of our blessyd Lady for tithys necgligently forgottyn iiijd. To our Lady of Sutterton, callyd our Whyte Lady ijd. To the Plough light of Sotterton ijd. To our mother church of Lincoln iiijd. To Emot my wyffe. To Thomas my sonne. To Catheryne my doughter. To George my sonne. To William my sonne. I surrendre into the handes of William Bogge of Sutterton my mansion in the whiche I dwell and all the landes that I do holde be coppye of my lord the abbot and the convent of Croyland. I will that the sayd Wylliam Bogge at the next lette holden Dowdecke hall do make surrender of the sayd manssyon and landes to Thomas Passemere my sone aftyr the custome of the lordschip and tenor of the sayd landes. I will that Emot my wyff have her wonyng in the mansion and the rent of the landes holden by copy of my lorde and convent of Croylande the space of vij yeres nexte together foloyng the date herof, acquietyng and payng all rentes and charges belongyng to the sayd mansion and landes, towarde the noryshyng, fyndyng, and bryngyng up of my chylder. I will that wyth parcell of the resydue of my other goodes not bequethyd that Emote my wyff, whome I make my executrix, bring me forthe, [etc.], to the pleasyng off God and helthe to my soule. I will when my body is brought forthe, my dettes payd, and thys my wyll fulfyllyd by the oversight of William Bogge, whome I make supervisor, all the resydue of my goodes to be evenly devydyd emong my chylder by even porcions. And yff [folio 336] it fortune any of my chylder to dye before the age of xviij yeres, [etc.]. Thes whytnes, Thomas Hulton gentleman; Roger Bussy; Richard Bennacle; William Passemere; William Sewell; and Thomas Thonerde; with other moy.
The testament of Michaell Smyth [of Ulceby by Alford].
10 January, 1531–2. I Michel Smyth off Vlceby makyth this my last will and testament. My body to be buryed within the church yerde off All Halloys in Vlceby. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare of Vlceby viijd. To the church warke of the same iijs. iiijd. To st Margaret of Kettisby iiijd. To our Lady of Walsyngham iiijd. To the good roode of Boston iiijd. To John, Robert, George, William and Richerd my sonnes. To Alson my doughter a cowe, [etc.], to be delyveryd her at her mariage. To Jenet, Margaret, and Elizabeth my doughters. I will that a trentall be done for the helth of my soule and all my good frendes soulys. To Margaret my wyff my lyttyll house in Vlceby with the closys to the felde syde as the banke lyeth, with the lyttyll close be syde mr Rygges grounde, with vj acres lande in other felde, duryng the terme of her lyff; also all my housyng, closyng, and landes within the lordschip of Vlceby and Forthyngton with ther appurtenances for the terme of iiij yeres. And yff it fortune that John my sonne and here decesse within the sayd iiij yeres, then I will that Margaret my wyff have the sayd landes till suche tyme as my heres cum to laufull age, and I will that she leve the sayd landes in sufficient repare at the ende of her yeres. All the resydue of my goodes not wytt nor gyffen I gyff to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose for the well of my soule. To William my brother ij acres lande in Forthyngton felde for the space of one yere, and he to be supervisor. Wytnesses, sir Thomas Hawlkysworth; Jamys Scherpe; and John Dande; with many mo.
Testament of Richard Alcoke [of Claypole].
12 January, 1531–2. I Richerd Alcoke of Clapole makes and ordens my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of the holy appostellys Peter and Paul in Claypole. To the high altare of Claypole for tythys forgotten vjd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the cawsy of Clapole iiijd. To Alyson my doughter iiijl., and her mother to haue the kepyng therof iij yere, and aftyrwarde her mother for to delyuer vnto her suche good as she may the best spare at the request of her brother and William Parker and John Alcok. To William Alcoke, Gylbert Alcoke, and John Alcoke my sonnys my tofte in Farneton with all the purtenances and the commodities that belonges therto. To the church warke off Clapole xijd. To Stubton churche iiijd. To William my sone my best russyt gowne and my best doblet. To Gylbert my sone a yowe hogge. To Agnes Copeland half a quarter barly. To John my sone a wether hog. To John Alcok sone of William Alcoke a bushyll barly. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my trewe executrix, she for to dispose them as she thynkes best for the helthe of my soule. Thes wytnes, sir Robert Hertlay; Thomas Pulle; Richerd Clerke; and many moy. I will that William Alcok and Richerd my sonys be supervisors.
The testament of John Carter [of Grantham].
12 January, 1531–2. I John Carter of Grantham make my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Wolfran in Grantham. To the blessyd sacrament viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. All the resydue of my goodes I gyff them fully to my sonnys Henry Carter and Jamys Carter, whome I make my executors to bring me to the grounde with them, [etc.]; and the rest of the sayd goodes to be distributyd as they thynke best for the helthe of my soule. Thes beryng whytnes, sir Thomas Newton; Thomas Preston; William Houchynson; with moy.
The testament of Edmund Percy [of Sutterton].
16 January, 1531–2. I Edmunde Percy of Sutterton makes my testament concludyng therin my last will. My body to be buryed in the holy church yerde of our blessyd Lady of Sutterton, and my mortuary aftyr the statutes newly orderyd by the parliament of our soverayn lorde kyng [Henry (fn. 2)] the eight, in the xxj yere of hys reigne. To the high altare of our blessyd Lady of Sutterton for tithys negligently forgottyn iiijd. To the hornonament of every altare within the same churche ijd. To every [folio 68] light comptable within the same churche ijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln ijd. To the orphans of st Catheryns withowt the wallys of Lincoln ijd. To Catheryne my wyf iiij mylke kye of the best, ij marys of the best. To William my sonne ij maryes, one stag, and one burlyng. To John my sonne one burlyng and vj schepe. To Thomas my sonne one burlyng and iiij schepe. To Agnes my doughter one cowe with her calffe. To William Penson my godsun one calffe to be delyveryd at Mayday. To Catheryne my wyff my mansion with ij acres lande therto belongyng the terme of her lyff naturall, provydyd that she nother to make strype nor waste, nor make no remove of the horsemylne theron standyng, and aftyr her decesse I gyff the sayd mansion with the ij acres grounde to William my sonne and to the heyres of hys body laufully begottyn, and yff it fortune him to decesse with owt such heyres, then I gyff the premises to John and Thomas my sonnys evenly to be devydyd and to ther heyres of ther bodys, remainder to Isabell and Agnes my doughtters and to the heyres of ther bodys. To Catheryne my wyff ij acres grounde callyd Jossone garthe the space of viij yeres nexte foloyng the date heroff, and then I gyff the sayd ij acres to John and Thomas my sonnys in fee symple, provydyd when it shall be thought expedyent and proffitable to Catheryne my wyff within the terme of the sayd viij yeres I will the sayd Catheryne to fell and sell the wood and tymber growyng off and uppon the sayd ij acres by the best price she can, and the money therof takyn I will be devydyd betwene Katheryne [folio 68d.] my wyff, William, John, and Thomas my sonnys in equall porcions; and I will that the fencer and clawser of the stowin be takyn of the hole somme that it is solde for. To John and Thomas my sonnys one jake, one salet, one gorgeyt, a pare of splyntes, one byll, one knyff, and one bukler evenly to be devydyd betwne them. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff and put to the disposicion of Catheryne Percy my wyff, whome I orden and make to be my executrix to bring me furthe as she shall thynke best to plese God for the most helthe and proffyt for my soule and for all xp'en soulys by the oversyght of William Percy of Spaldyng, whome I make supervisor, to whome I gyff for hys labor and besynes vs. sterlyng. Thes wytnes, sir Richerd Wade parysh preste; Roger Booso of Sutterton; John Thomison; and Richerd Thomsone of Algargyrke.
Testament of Robert Ayer [of Toft Grange in the parish of Kirkby on Bain].
18 January, 1531–2. I Robert Ayer off toft graunge withyn the paryche off Kyrkby super Bayn, yoman, mayke thys my last wyll. My body to be buryed in the monastery off our lady in Reuysby. To our mother chyrche warkes off Lincoln xijd. To the hye awter off Kyrkeby xijd. To the fyndyng of a serge before the crucifyx ijs. To Knayth churche iijs. iiijd. To John Ayr my sone. To Annas my doȝhter. To Margarett my doȝhter. To my lord and convent off Reuesby xs. to do a trentall off massis for the helth off my sowle. To Agnes Aylen [sic] a quee. To John Overbury. I will that Jenett my wyffe haue my howse at Marum with all that belongyth thereto whych ys in the holdyng off Thomas Adam roper for the terme off hyr lyffe, and after hyr decesse I wyll that John my sone haue hytt to hym and to hys heres off hys body, and yff he dye withowt seche heres, then I wyll that Xp'ofer my sone haue ytt to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Robert my sone to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Agnes and Margarytt my doȝhters and there heres. To Xp'ofer my sone a howse in Marum with all that belongytth therto whyche ys in the holdyng off Thomas Lawson, to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to John my sone, to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Robert my sone to hym and to hys heres of hys body; remainder to Agnes and Margaret my doghters to them and to their heres. To Robert my sone a howse in Marum whyche ys in the holdyng of John Wryght, when he shall cum to lawfull age, and tyll that tyme I wyll that Ezabell Elwold my syster have yt, and yff the sayd Robert dye withote heres off hys body then I wyl that John my sone have yt to hym and to hys heres off body; remainder to Xp'ofer my sone to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Agnes and Margaret my dowghters. I wyll that my howse att Stykney be sold after the mynd off my lord off Revesby, and my executors have the mony to be devydyd betwyxe Jenet my whyffe and John Mawe hyr brother. The resedewe off my guddes I gyffe them to Jenett my whyff, Cutbert Ayere and John Ayere my sonnes, whom I mayke my executors to dispose for the helthe of my sowle. I wyll that my lord off Revesbe be supervisar. To sir John Robinson. Also I wyll that Jenett my wyffe have the rent off the howse off Xp'ofer Ayere tyll he cum att lawfall age. Thes beyng wyttnes, mr Vmfray Myssenden; sir John Robinson pryst; and Robert Aleyne; with other mo.
The testament of Nicholas Smyth [of Thorganby].
18 January, 1531–2. I Nicholes Smyth of Thurganby makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of All Halloys in Thurganby. To the high altare of Thurganby xijd. To our Lady off Lincoln viijd. To our Lady warke iiijd. To st Hugh hede iiijd. To st Romans ijd. To the kyrke of Thurganby vjs. viijd. to fynde a serge of a pounde wax to burne at the leuacion tyme of the messe afore the sacrament in the quere. To the same kyrk of Thurganby a quarter barly. To the churche of Swynhope a quarter berly. To the chapell bryg off Thurganby xvjd. To the chapell of the same viijd. To the sepulcre light in Thurganby xijd. To the nonnys of Irforth, to my lady priorisse viijd., and to every nonne off the same place iiijd. To the chanon of the same place iiijd. To Croxby kyrke viijd. To Hatclyff kyrke viijd. To Westrandall kyrke vjd. To Woldenewton kyrke vjd. To my mother xiijs. iiijd. To Margaret my syster iijs. iiijd. To Helene my syster iijs. iiijd. To sir Robert Gelle xs. to pray for me. To William Gunderby my vnkyll xvjs. which he ought me. To John my brother. To everyone of my god chylder. To Emme my syster doughter. To Alyson my syster doughter. To John my syster sonne. To Robert William and Margaret my syster chylder. To William Gunderby my vnkyll sone. To Robert Androy a sleveles cote of tawny. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to William Beche my brother in lawe, whome I make my executor to dispose for my soule. Thes recorde, sir Robert Gell; Thomas Stevenson; and Henry Whyte; with other moy.
The testament of Jenite Grene [of Wrangle].
19 January, 1531–2. I Jenet Grene of Wrangle makes thys my last will and testament. [folio 332d.] My body to be buryed within the church yerde of Wrangle be my husbande. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To our Lady gylde of Wrangle iiijd. To John Whyetney, William Whyetney, Thomas Wasteler, and Agnes Wastleyr, schepe, [etc.] I will my other schepe be solde be my executors whome I make John Whyetney and Grace Grene, and the money of the sayd schepe be disposyd in warkes of charite for my soule and all crysten soulys upon the day of my buryall, vij day, and xxx day. The resydue of my goodes I will remayn to Grace Grene for to pray for my soule for evermore. Thyes beyng wytnesses, Leonerd Bawdry; John Clymson; John Hatson; Richerd Gray; William Stevenson the yonger; with other.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532. Administration granted to Grace Grene, the executrix, she being sworn in the presence of John Whyetney, the co-executor, who refused to take upon himself the burden of execution.
The testament of Thomas Harde [of Billinghay].
20 January, 1531–2. I Thomas Herde of Byllyngay makes my testament and last wyll. My body to be buryed in the church of st Androy the appostell off Byllyngay. To the high altare in the churche of Byllyngay for tithys forgottyn ijs. To the reparacion of our mother churche in Lincoln xijd. To the high altare of our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the chanons and nonnys of Catlay iijs. iiijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln iiijs. I will that v messys of the v woundes of our Saviour Crist Jhesu be celebrat and song in the churche of Byllyngay for my soule helthe. To the reparacions of the bellys of Byllyngay iijs. iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Beatrix my wyff, whome I make my executrix, she for to dispose for my soule helthe. To every god chylde that I have within the parysh of Byllyngay iiijd. I make John Herde of Byllyngay the supervisor, and to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Thes beyng wytnes, Thomas Lytster vicar of Byllyngay; William Williamson; Walter Bate; Robert Dykynson; William Hall; Thomas Gylberde; and John Gladwyn.
The testament of Robert Wowsse [of Aslackby].
20 January, 1531–2. I Robert Wowsse makes my last will. My obdy to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of st Jamys in Aslakby. I wyt to the high altare xijd. To the kyrke warkes xijd. To st Jamys one pounde of wax. I wyt to our Lady halffe a pounde of wax. I wyt to our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. I wyt Edwarde my sonne one fely stag, [etc.]. To Elizabeth and Johan my doughters. I make my wyff my executor to dispose for the helthe of my soule and bryngyng up of my chyldren. Wytnes herof, William Barber; John Browne; William Cron; with other moy.
The testament of Richard Benacle [of Swineshead].
23 January, 1531–2. I Richerd Benacle off Swyneshed make my testament concernyng my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of our Lady in Swyneshed. To the high altare ther for tithys forgottyn iiijd. To every altare in the sayd churche ijd. To the church warke ther iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln ijd. To the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns nygh Lincoln jd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alice my wyff, my dettes payd, whome I make my executrix, she to bring up my chyldren and to dispose for the welthe of my soule as she thynkes best. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Thomas Garton vicar; John Obson; Richerde Sherpe; cum aliis.
The testament of T. Knyght [of Swineshead].
23 January, 1531–2. I Thomas Knyght of Swyneshed make my testament concernyng my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of our Lady in Swyneshed. To the altare ther for tithys forgottyn xijd. To every altare in the sayd churche iiijd. To the church warke ther iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln viijd. To the fatherles chylder of st Catheryns viijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to the disposicion of Richerde Barlyman my father in law, he to gyff and dispose them as he thynkes best. Thes whytnes, sir Thomas Garton vicar; Thomas Dykonson; Richerd Sherpe; cum aliis.
The testament of Robert Sherpe [of Barrowby].
23 January, 1531–2. I Robert Sherpe off Barughby, husbandman, seke the body, hole the mynde, do make my will and testament. My body to be buryed within the churche of All Saintes in Barughby. To the highe altare in the same churche for tithys forgottyn ijs. Also unto the parsone of the same churche in recompence of my mortuary and dischargeyng of my conscience vs. I will have at my buryall dirige with note, and to be delte unto all people ther beyng halpeny bred. To the red arke in the cathedrall churche of our blessyd Lady in Lincoln xijd. To the reparacions of the churche of Barughby iijs. iiijd. To Harlaxton churche xvjd. To Gunwerby churche viijd. To the frerys off Grantham xs. for a trentall of messys. To every one of my godchylder beyng within the space of vij mylys of Barughby a schepe hogge. To the reparacions of the high way abowte the towne and the lordeschip of Barughby xijd. To Jenet Harnolde of Harlaxston. To Agnes Addam my syster one of my balde feles. [folio 45d.] To Thomas Huitson. To Jenet Huytson. To Robert Huytson my godsone. To Isabell Hunton my servant. To Elizabeth and Alice my doughters. To Crystyne Ameyrys. To the mayntenaunce of our Lady light in the churche of Barughby a yowe schepe. To Henry Scherpe. To John my servant. To Isabell Robson. To every cotcher in Barughby that goys not with a plugh a pecke of malte. To Walter Hornoll. To Robert Adam of Harlaxstone. I will that all my housholde stuff be devydyd indifferently emonges my iiij doughters, and the sayd doughters and ther partes to be at the puttyng and gydyng of John Harnolde off Harlaxstone and Thomas Harberde of Barughby untyll they be of xiiij yeres of age, and then I will ther stuff be delyveryd unto them. And yff any of them departe owt of thys worlde afore they come to the sayd age, then I will ther parte remayn unto the other, and so from one to another. And yff they all departe thys worlde or they come to the sayd yeres, then I will it be devydyd betwyxte my ij systers. I will that my executors shall sell my lande to the performyng of my will and to pay my dettes, and the overplus off the money to be devydyd indifferently emonges my iiij doughters; and the resydue of all my goodes be indifferently devydyd by evyn porcions emonges my iiij doughters; and the sayd doughters with ther partes to be at the governyng and puttyng of John Harnolde of Harlaxstone and Thomas Harberd of Barughby untyll they be off xiiij yeres off age. And when they do cum to the sayd yeres I will they have ther partes delyveryd unto them. And yff it fortune that any of them departe owt of thys worlde afore they do cum to the age aforesayd, then I will that parte remayn unto the other of my doughters, [folio 46] and yff they all departe, then I will the sayd goodes be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and all my good frendes soulys at the discrestion of John Harnolde and Thomas Harbarde with the councell of sir William Meyson my gostly father. I orden John Harnolde and Thomas Habarde [sic] my executors, and ether of them to have for ther labor vjs. viijd., and sir William Meyson my gostly father to be supervisor, and to have for hys labor iijs. iiijd. Thes beyng wytnes, Walter Harnolde of Barughby; Robert Smyth of the same towne; with certen other.
The testament of George Screvener [of Great Limber].
24 January, 1531–2. I George Screvyner of Lymburgh Magna do make my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church of st Peter of Lymburgh Magna, with my mortuary as the lawe requyrith. To the high altare in the sayd churche xijd. To the anornyng of the sacrament vjd. To the high altare of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the churchwarke of our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the gilde of st Thomas in Lymburgh halff a quarter of barly. To every one of my godchylder iiijd. To one prest one quarter sowde to syng for my soule. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Jennet Screvener my wyff, whome I make my executor to dispose to the helthe off my soule and all crysten soulys. Thes wytnes, sir Robert Jonson; Nicholes Screvyn; and Richerd Sargeand; with other moy.
The testament of Andrew Shallok [of Boston].
25 January, 1531–2. I Andro Shallok off Boston, draper, make my testament and last wyll. My body to be buryed within the churche off sanct Botulphe in Boston. To my mortuary that the law requerythe To the hyght alter in Boston for tythes forgootton xijd. To our mother chyrche off Lincoln xijd. To the orphans att saynt Kateryns without the barres att Lincoln xijd. To the hyght altar in Conysby xijd. To Jamys Shalok my brother and hys chylder sevyn poundes equally to be devydyd emonges them. To the same Jamys my tawny gowne furyd with blak lame, a dublett, a jakett, and a peyre off hosse. To Alson Goodhusband my syster asmuche blak clothe as wyll make her a gowne, and a kyrtyll off worsted whyche was my wyfys, or else asmuche new clothe as wyll make her a kertyll. To Alan Kele beydman and Robert hys brother ether off them a jakett and a peyre off hose. To Marion Hogeson a gowne of my wyfys, or else asmuche clothe as wyll make her a gowne. To sir Wylliam Shalok my brother son xxs. The resydew off my guddes and catell no [sic] geven nor bequethed, and also my copy hold renttes, I geve them to Wylliam Tomlinson off Boston mercer, he to receve my dettes and pay my dettes and bryng me furthe, whom I doo make my sole executor. I wyll that Jamys my brother be supervisor of thys my testament and last wyll yff it pleys hym. These beynge wyttnes, sir Thomas Cercy preyst; Rychard Wace; Wylliam Bolles; and Nycholas Blewett; with other; the daie and yere above wryttyn.