Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of Robert Cheryngton [of Donington in Holland].
1 February, 1531–2. I Robert Cheryngton of Donyngton in Hollande make my testament and last will. My body to be buryd within the church yerde of Donyngton. To the high altare of Donyngton for tithys forgottyn xijd. To every altare with in the same churche iiijd. To every light that standes abowt my herce abowt my buryall day jd. To our Ladys altare at Lincoln xijd. To the fatherles chyldren at st Catheryns iiijd. To Alice Cheryngton my doughter ij kye. To Margaret Cheryngton my doughter ij kye. To Robert Dawsson my godchylde. I will that Alice and Margaret my doughtters have ther kye, at the age of xvj yeres; and yff other off them dye or that they cum to the age of xvj yeres, then I will that ether of them be other heyres; and they dy bothe or that they cum to that age, then I will that Jelyan Cherynton my wyff have them to do with them as she thynkes best. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Jelyan my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Thes beyng wytnes, Henry Fell; William Foster; Thomas Tare; William Cheryngton; John Garby; with other mo.
The testament of Parnell Cooke [of Dry Doddington].
3 February, 1531–2. I Parnell Cooke of Dodyngton, wydoy, make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys of Westburgh. I bequeth my best beaste to my curate for tithis forgottyn. To the church of Westburgh iijs. iiijd. To the high altare of Westburgh xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the chapell of Dodyngton iijs. iiijd. To the repayryng of Dodyngton bryges xijd. To the new cawsy at Westburgh vjs. viijd. To the frerys Observantes of Newarke xs. To the church of Benyngton iiijd. To the churche of Clapole iiijd. To the church of Stubton iiijd. To the churche of Hough iiijd. To the chapell of Gelston iiijd. To the church of Hougham iiijd. To the frerys of Lincoln of the iiij orders to every one of them iiijd. To the frerys of Grantham. To Thomas Freman of Lincoln and to his wyff. To Robert Freman. To William [folio 291] Johnson and his wyff. To Richerd, John, and Alice Cooke. To Richerd Lyster my servant. To Agnes Clerke. To Jenet Alen my servant. To William Sclatour. To Hugh Clerke the sonne of Thomas Clerke. To Richerd Clerke his brother. To mr William Smyth vjs. viijd. To Thomas Awdlen vjs. viijd. and to every one of hys chylder. To every of [sic] gylde of Dodyngton. To our Lady gylde of Westbrughe. To Parnell Thomson. To William Colson. To Robert Harmeston. I gyff the resydue of my godchyldren in Dodyngton to every one of them a schepe. To Elizabeth Kyghlay. To Margaret Colby. To William Newcom. I gyff to all the resydue of my other godchylder every one of them iiijd. To sir Robert Walhill parson of Westburgh; to sir Robert Alcok. To Richerd Kyghley. To Alice Kyghley. To sir Stephyn Howlet vicare of Westburgh iijs. iiijd. To William Kepe. The residew of my goodes I gyff to sir Stephin Howlet, to William Colby, to Stephyn Cooke, whome I make my executors that they may dispose my goodes to the proffyt of my soule as they thynke beste. Thes beyng wytnes, George Colby; John Thomson; William Kepe; John Ellys; with other moy.
The testament of William Leche [of Fulletby].
3 February, 1531–2. I William Leche of Fulletby, husbandman, seke of body, makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Androy of Fulletby, with that at the lawe dothe require in the name off my mortuary. To the high altare of Fulletby for tithys forgottyn viijd. To the reparacions of the same churche xxs. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the high altare of the same iiijd. To the churche of Belcheforthe viijd. To Isabell Leche my doughter. To sir Robert Leche my sone. To Robert Smert for hys [folio 340] wagys for the tyme that he wonte with me. To Alyson Smert my doughter. To my ij godchylder at Richerd Hardys. To Agnes Day. To John Hardy of Fulletby. To Alyson and Isabell my doughters. I will that all my houshold stuff not bequethyd be devydyd in thre partes, and Agnes my doughter to have one parte Isabell my doughter to have the other ij partes equally to be devydyd. To Isabell Brakenborow. To Isabell Leche my doughter my house that I wonne in with the lande and medoys that longes unto it, to occupy the same the terme of iiij yere with Capon garthe and the appurtenance therto belongyng, payng the lordes rent. I will that at the ende of the iiij yere the house, iiij oxen, and ij horse be solde be my executors and dispose it for my soule and my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys. I will that my lande callyd Basse lande remayn to Alyson Smerte my doughter the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease it shall remayn to Agnes my doughter her lyff, remainder to Isabell my doughter her lyff, remainder to the eldyst of ther chyldren. To Thomas my chylde. To William Webster. I will have one preste to sing for my soule and all cristen soulys one yere. To our Lady ffrerys off Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To [folio 340d.] the frerys of the Gresefote iijs. iiijd. To the Gray ffrerys of Boston iijs. iiijd. To the Augustyn ffrerys of Boston iijs. iiijd. To William Leche the yonger vjs. viijd. To Nicholes Leche vjs. viijd. To Xp'ofer Leche vjs. viijd. To Simond Leche iijs. iiijd. To Edward Leche iijs. iiijd. To Margaret Leche. To Robert Leche. To Robert Hardy. The resydue of my goodes I gyve to Richerd Hardy of Fulletby, sir Robert Leche off Belcheforth my sone, and Isabell Leche my doughter, whome I make my executors for to dispose it for the helthe of my soule and all cristen soulys as they thynke best. In wytnes, sir William Kytchyn the parysh preste of Fulletby; Richerd Shorte of the same; William Smyth of the same; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 12 April, 1532. Administration granted to Richard Hardye the executor, power being reserved to grant to Robert and Isabel Leche the children. On 15 April following the said Isabel appeared personally in the parish church of Parteney, and administration was granted to her.
The testament of W. Smyth [of Dry Doddington].
4 February, 1531–2. I William Smyth of Dodyngton sett my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys off Westburgh. To the high altare off Westburgh iiijd. To the church of Westburgh iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln. To the church of Dodyngton iiijd. To the chapel of Dodyngton viijd. To John Pateman of Benyngton my godsun sonne of Richerd Pateman too landes of wheate and too of barly of the landes of Jamys Lettyn. The resydue of my goodes I gyff it to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make executrix to dispose for the well of my soule as she thynkes best. Thes wytnes, sir Stevyn Howlet vicar; Robert Parysh; and Richerd Jakson; with other mo.
The testament of John Strynger [of Harmston].
4 February, 1531–2. I John Strynger of Harmeston makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of Harmeston. To the high altare of Harmeston iiijd. and to our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To the orphans of st Savior withowt Lincoln iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Catheryn my wyff, whome I make my executrix that she may dispose it for my soule my frend soulys and all crestyn soulys. Wytnes, sir Leonerd Dykson; John Boke; Thomas Lokyng; with other moy.
The testament of Edward Bawtre [of Boston].
6 February, 1531–2. I Edwarde Bawtre of Boston, merchaunt of the staple at Calice, makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryd within the paryshe churche of Boston where my father and mother lyes. To the high altare in Boston for tithes forgottyn xxd. To st Botulphe tabernacle iijs. iiijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln xijd. To every order of frerys in Boston for accompanyng my body to the churche xxd. I will that all my dettes be payd. I will that all maner of my moveable goodes be praysyd and solde. And John Buttres chyldren to have ther father bequestes. I will that all the resydue [folio 148] of my goodes be devydyd emonges my iiij chyldren, that is to wyt, Jane, Mary, Margaret, and William after the maner and forme foloyng, to William my sun xxl. at the age of xxjty yeres, to Jane my doughter xxty markes at the age of xviij yeres, to Mary my doughter xlty markes at the age of xviij yeres, to Margaret my doughter xxl. at the age of xviij yeres. Yff my goodes will not performe thys my last will my dettes and burying payd, then I will it be deductyd of every parte rate and rate lyke and equally aftyr thys same forme as it is set. To William my sun my house that I bought off Osse, and all my housys in Bargate, my house that Spynkes hath, and all my lande in Freston. To Mary my doughter my house in the tenure off William Etwell. To Jane my doughter my hed house for it is her mother feoffement. To Thomas Sutton hys lande in Byker that I bought of hym, he payng to my executors for it xlty markes, for it coste me xxxl. as shall appere by hys owne hande. I will that thes xlty markes helpe to fulfyll thys my will legaces and bequestes. I will that suche goodes as John Buttre hath in hys howse of myne be praysyd and to let hym have the fattes and all other hustylmentes ther better chepe then any man be xxs. yff he wyll, and yff he will not then I will that they be solde to the moste proffyt by the discrecion of myne executors. Yff the sayd John will have the pasture that is the morgage I will that he have all the yeres in parte of payment of hys bequestes for xl., and it is worth xxl. Yff the sayd William my sun decease or he cum to the age of xxjty yeres I will that hys lande be devydyd betwene Mary and Margaret aftyr thys forme, I will that Mary have my brew house with all the implementes and all my lande in Freston, and Margaret the house that Spynkes hath and all my housys in Bargate; and hys legaces of money to be equally [folio 148d.] devydyd betwene Mary and Margaret at the age of xviij yeres. Iff Jane dy, then I will that William have the hed house, and he to gyff to ether of my doughters that lyffys xxs. a yere towardes ther fyndyng. Yff Mary dye then I will that her house in the tenure of Etwell remayn to William, and the money shall be equally devydyd emong them that lyffys. Yff Margaret dye, then I will that her parte of all before rehersyd remayn emonges them that lyffys. Iff they all dy or they cum to the age before rehersyd, then I will that my landes remayn to the heyres off William Quadryng of Irby, and he shall kepe an obbyt for me in Boston churche in st Peter gylde to the value of iijl. yerely; and yff he fale to do it, then I will that he forfet to the prior of Freston vl. for every yere. I will also yff they all dye before the age aforesayd, that then the legaces of money be disposyd in high ways and other good dedes of charite at the discrescion of myne executors. To Thomas Bradley my best gowne and my best geldyng. To Robert Watson to hys mylne a yong geldyng of iiij yeres olde. To Robert Carnaby my furryd gowne that I were every day. To Margaret my servaunte a yonge cowe of ij yeres olde and upwarde. The resydue of all my goodes moveable and unmoveable, my dettes payd and my will fulfyllyd, I put them in the disposicion of my executors, whome I make William Quadryng of Irby gentylman, and Bryan Newcommen of Salfletby gentylman. And supervisor of thys my will I make Thomas Mayhew; and I gyff to every one of them xls. for ther labor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Thomas Cersy preste; Xp'ofer Newcommen gentylman; Robert Cony; and Thomas Paxforde; with other mo; the day and yere before wryttyn.
Proved at Boston, 9 April, 1532. Administration, with the will annexed, granted to William Quadryng of Irby, gentleman, and Bryan Newcommen of Salfletby, gentleman, because the executors named in the testament refused to take upon themselves the burden of execution.
The testament of Thomas Vynsaynt [of Belchford].
6 February, 1531–2. I Thomas Vynsaynt off Belcheforthe makes my testament and my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of the holy appostellys Peter and Paule. To the holy sacrament of the altare vjs. viijd. To by a vestimente withall iiij marke. To the gyltyng of the tabernacle of our Lady off Piety iiij marke. To the makyng of the cawsy from the churche stole unto the oke tre vjs. viijd. To the makyng of a cawsy from the parsone close ende unto the yate in the lane with the brokyn stone in holle becke vjs. viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xxd. To her warkes xxd. To sir John Gray iijs. iiijd. To Margaret Forman of Tathwell vjs. viijd. To my buryall in the churche vjs. viijd. To the churche warkes ijs. To an honeste preste ij yeres xl. To Barnerd Fletcher sonne of John Fletcher xxxiijs. iiijd. To John Fletcher the yonger xxxiijs. iiijd. To Simon Fletcher sonne of John Fletcher xxxiijs. iiijd. To Thomas Fletcher sonne of the sayd John Fletcher xxxiijs. iiijd. To the sayd iiij chylder every of them x schepe. To my wyff the copy of the house that I do dwell in and the oxegang lande that longes to the sayd house the terme of her lyffe, and all the hole housholde stuff the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her departyng I will that Agnes my doughter and her chylder have the one halff of the housholde stuff and that Robert Louthe and Henry Cheuelay my wyff chylder have the other halffe to shyft be twene them too. To Robert Louthe and hys wyff. To Henry Cheuelay. To every chylde that Robert Louthe hathe. To my godsun ther. To Jenet my syster. To Agnes her doughter. To every [folio 363d.] chylde that John Barkeworthe hayth and ther mother. To Margery my servant a pare of schetes, [etc.], suche as her dame is content to delyver her. To a light afore the sacrament vjs. viijd. To a light afore the rode vjs. viijd. To Robert Brakenbery wyff. To every of my godchylder iiijd. To the iiij orders off frerys every place iiijd. To every churche that doyth but upon thys felde mere viijd. To John Leche of that money that he dose awe to me vjs. viijd., and to hys wyff xiijs. iiijd. To Elizabeth Dennys. To Thomas my servant. To Agnes my doughter. To John Tyndale. To Hugh Melton. To John Fletcher. To my nawnte Agnes Tayllor. I will that John Fletcher helpe my wyff home thys yere with her corne and hay. Also I will that the sayd John helpe her yerly with hys cariage of ij lode woode from any place wher soever she dose by it. To Thomas son of John Fletcher my house at Hagham with all the purtenynges therto, to hym and to hys hayres of hys body laufully begottyn for evermore, excepte onely that the sayd Thomas and hys hayres shall gyff yerly to one obyt to be done evermore in the churche of Belcheforth for the soule of Thomas Vyncent and hys benefactors xxd. To John Fletcher son of John Fletcher my yeres of the copy callyd Holffoote thyng, excepte onely that the sayd John shall gyff yerly to the foresayd obyt xxd. duryng the yeres of the copy. To Simon Fletcher the copy off thys house that I do dwell in aftyr the decesse of Elizabeth my wyff. To Barnarde Fletcher son of John Fletcher the yerys of the oxganges lande that I have of the hall landes. To William Leche yff he be preste xs. to syng a trentall for the soulys of my father and my mother and all my good frendes soulys. To John Clerke halffe a stone woolle that he dose owe to me. To John Clerke the yonger a schepe that I dyd by of hys father. To my goddoughter at Thomas Ingolmelles halffe one stone off woolle that I bought of John Clerke the elder. To the [folio 364] baxster wyff of Hornecastre. I will that therbe peny dole the day of my buryall. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John Fletcher, whome I make my executor to dispose them for the helthe of my soule and all my good benefactors. Whytnes herupon, sir John Gray; mr William Talbot; John Haryson. I will that John Berworthe the yonger be the oversear, and he shall have for hys labor iijs. iiijd.
The testament of John Leeke [of Sibsey].
11 February, 1531–2. I John Leeke off Sybsay, husbandman, makyth thys my testament and herein conclude my laste will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Margaret of Sybsay. To the holly sacrament of the high altare for tithys forgottyn vjd. To the reparacion of the high altare iiijd. To the olde rod iiijd. To st Margaret iiijd. To our Lady of Pety iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. I will that Agnes Leeke my wyff have my house with thappurtenaunces in the towne and feldes of Sybsay duryng the terme of her naturall lyff, with thys condicion that she kepe reparacions withowt impechment or [sic] waste. And aftyr her decesse, I will that Robert Leeke my sonne have the house with thappurtenances that she dwellyth in, to hym and to the heyres of hys body; and yff it fortune Robert to dy withowt heyres of hys body, then I will the house remayn to William Leeke my sonne and the heyres of hys body, and so every one of them to be other heyr. To William my sonne iij acres lande lying in Southfenlandes, iij rod and one di' acre lying in Northorp, and acre lying in Southwestfelde. To Agnes Leeke my wyff one cople of oxsyn, iiij kye and one dun mare. To William my sonne one cople sterys, [etc.], with thys condicion that he help hys mother ther withall. To John my god sun a fleckyd qwye. To Robert Leeke my sonne a whyte geldyng and a amblyng stag. To Alynson my doughter. To Robert Boner a byrlyng. To Jenet my doughter a qwe calff. To William my sonne j whyte stag. I will that iij quarters barly, ij quarters ootes, and iij yong beestes be solde and the money therof cumyng I will have a trentall xxxty messes to be done for the soule off me, my father and mother, and all my benefactors. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Agnes Leeke my wyff, whome I make my executrix that she may dispose to the high laude and prase of God and the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John Copland curate and parysh preste; Henry West; Richard Bavyn; William Daynson; Robert Cooke; Thomas Bate; with other mo.
The testament of T. Hayward [chantry priest of Alford].
12 February, 1532. (fn. 1) I sir Thomas Heywarde, chauntry preste, of Alford makes thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryd within the church yerde of st Wylfryde of Alforde. To the high altare in the same churche iiijd. To kyng Henry light in the same churche iiijd. To All Soule light in the same churche iiijd. To the churche warke of Alforde xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln ijs. I will that mr Thomas Sotheby shall bye one sufficient chalys to the altare of st Laurence in the parysh churche of Alforde with the money which he owyth to me by the oversyght of the preste that shall cum next aftyr me in the sayd chauntry, or ellys yff he will not bye suche a chalys as is aforesayd, I will that all the sayd money that be owyth me go to the warke of our Lady of Lincoln. To every preste dwellyng in the parysh of Alforde at the day of my buryeng vjd., and the vicare viijd. And I desyre them to say placebo and dirige. I will that my seventh day and my thyrty day be kepte in lyke maner. The resydue of my goodes I will that sir William Steper of Alford preste dispose them as he thynkes best for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys, whome I make my executor, and William Lamme of Alford to be supervisor, and to the sayd William Lamme for hys labor xijd. Thes wytnesses, sir John Dauye of Alford prest; John Keall and John Mason of the same.
The testament of Robert Roishe [of Algarkirk].
13 February, 1531–2. I Robert Roisshe of Algarkyrke, husbondman, doo make my testamente wt my last wyll. My body to be buryed in the churche garthe of the holy appostylles Peter and Paule of Algarchurche, and for my mortuary accordyng to the acte of parlyment of ower souerene lord kyng Henry the VIII. To the blessyd sacrament for my forgotten tythes iiijd., and to euery lyȝhte comctabull in the sayd churche ijd. To Wylliam Roische my son. To Roische my son [sic]. To Thomas Roische my son. To Anne my doȝhter. To Annes Roische my doȝhter my eldyste fen cowe fleckyd of coler. The resedewe of my goodes I gyffe to Margarett my wyffe, the wheche I have made onely my executrix, and she shall cause my body onestely to be buryed, payng my dettes, and soo to despose for ȝe helthe of my sawle as shall seme beste to plese God, and to be good mother and frynd bothe to hyr chylder and myne lyke as I have ordende hyr so to be. Thes beyng wyttenes, Robert Clerke; John Swan; Jamys Dugdalle pryst; with other at neyd.
Testament of John Wyetson [of Croft].
15 February, 1531–2. I John Wyattson the elder in Croft makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the chyrche yard off Alhalowys in Croft. To our Lady off Lincoln xijd. To hyer warke vjd. To the hy auter off Croft chyrche for tythes forgottun xijd. To the belles viijd. To the reparacyons off the same chyrche viijd. To Symond my sone on standyng bard in the halle, [etc.]. To Agnes my dawghter vjl. xiijs. iiijd. in money and an harnest gyrdill with on pare off bedes off hambre after the decesse off Jenyt my wyffe. Yff so be that other off my ij chyldryn depart this world within laufull age that on to be the ayre off the other, and yf ytt so be that thei bothe depart this world within laufull age, then I wyll that the on part theroff to be dysposyd in fyndyng on prest for my sowle and all crystyn sowles and the other part to Jenyt my wyff. To Elsabeht my dowghter xls. and on quey. To Symond my sone my wayn my plow with all the tyrtementes. To on honest prest xs. for on trentalle synging. The resedew of all my guddes I gyve them vnto Jenet my wyffe, whome I make my executor and she to dyspose them for the helthe off my sowle and all crystyn sowlles. To Wylliam Stevynson the elder iijs. iiijd. to be supervisor. Theys wyttnes, sir Thomas Rysyll my curayt; Wyll'm Stevynson; Robert Alan; with other mo.
The testament of Henry Bolan [of Grimoldby].
18 February, 1531–2. I Henry Bolan off Grymolby makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Edithe in Grymolby. To the high altare in Grymolby kyrke viijd. To Grymolby kyrke iijs. iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady frerys of Lincoln xijd. To the frerys at the Gresse fote xijd. To the Augustyn frerys off Grymesby xijd. To the Gray frerys of Grymesby xijd. To Manby kyrke viijd., Stuton kyrke vjd., Kyrnyngton kyrke vjd., Hougham kyrke xijd., Belcheforth kyrke xijd. To Alane, Roger, and Robert my sonnes. To my doughter Agnes. To my doughter Alyson Frauncys and to her ij doughters. To my [folio 276] doughter Beatrix. To my doughter Jenet and to her iiij chylder. To William Frauncys and Marion Bolande other of them vjs. viijd. at ther way gate. The resydue of my goodes not wyt I gyff and wyt to Agnes my wyff whom I make my executrix that she may dispose them for the wele of my soule that it may the better spede in the presence of Almyghtty God. Thes wytnes, sir Richard Makefelde; William Smyth; and Robert Wylarton; with other moy.
The testament of Simon Bolton [of Spalding].
19 February, 1531–2. I Simon Bolton of Spaldyng makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the parysch churche yerde of our Lady and st Nicholes in Spaldyng. To the high altare of Spaldyng for tithys forgottyn xvjd. To the churche warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the church warke of Spaldyng iijs. iiijd. To the devocion of the Holy Goste iiijd. To the church warke of Cowbyt xxd. To the church warke of Weston xijd. To Richerd Austyn of Multon and to hys wyff. To Nicholes Elsone. To Robert Bolton a gret panne, [etc.], and Richerd Bolton to have the kepyng of it withowt weryng to he be at lawfull age. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Richerd my sonne, whome I orden my executor, and Thomas Bolton to be supervisor, and he to have for hys labor iijs. iiijd. Wytnes herof sir Robert Gee; Walter Rysdale; William Kytton; with other moy.
The testament of W. Thornely [of Hough on the Hill].
19 February, 1531–2. I William Thorneley of the parysh of Hough make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Rumolde before the ymage of our Lady of Piety. To the highe altare in the churche aforesayd xijd. I bequeth vl. to a preste to syng for me and my father and mother a yere. To the Observantes in Newarke xxs. To our Lady warke in Lincoln xijd. To the frerys in Grantham a bushyll malte. To the chapell of st Rumolde xiijs. iiijd. To the churches of Cathorpe, Normanton, Hougham, and Carleton xijd. apiece. To the abbay of Monte Grace xls. To Johan Hough my goddoughter. To the resydue of my godchylder iche of them a schepe. To iiij chylder of Richerd Richerdson iche of them a schepe. To ij chylder of John Manysford ether of them a schepe. To too chylder of Thomas Burdheyddes. To Parnell Walkewood. To William Walkewood. To John Manysforde. To iche of my servantes. To the mendyng of the high way betwyxt thys towne and Clapole xijd. To John Browne iiijd. To George Thomson. To sir Henry Trafford vicar of Hough, to pray for me, vs. To mr Augustyn Porter xxs. desyryng hym to be good and foveroble to my wyff in the way of right, and to gyff her hys best councell. I gyff the resydue of my goodes unto Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose my goodes to the welthe of my soule and off my father and mother and all crystyn soulys as my most speciall trust is in her and as she shall thynke most necessary. Wytnes herof, mr Augustyn Porter; sir Henry Trafford; Margaret Thornelay; sir Richard Reddemale prest.
The testament of Margaret Tofte [of South Ferriby].
20 February, 1531–2. I Margaret Tofte of Southferyby makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the churche of st Nicholes of Southferyby. To the parsons fee of Southferyby for all tithys forgottyn xijd. To the prior fee lykewyse iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xxd. To our lady of Lincoln in offeryng xxd. To the churche warke of Southferyby halff a quarter of barly. To the brygge warke of the sayd towne halff a quarter of barly. To Northferyby abbay halff a quarter of barly. I will that William Tofte my sonne shall gyff unto sir Roger Crosse xxs. for to syng for the soulys of William Tofte and Margret hys wyff and all crysten soulys. I will that the sayd William Tofte shall fynde a lampe lyghttyd before the roode in Southferyby churche at all diuine seruys duryng the lyff of the sayd William. To Vrsulay Grymysby my doughter. To William Tofte son of Richerd Tofte. To John Tofte my best syluer spone, and a prynte of sylver. Vnto Edward, Roger, and Thomas Tofte, the sonnys of Thomas Tofte. To Margaret Tofte, Agnes Tofte, Alyson Tofte, doughters of the sayd Thomas Tofte. To Robert Grymesby, William Grymesby and John Grymesby sonnys off William Grymesby. To Agnes Grymesby hys doughter. To Thomas Gawdbe my servant. To Robert Coke my servant. The resydue of my goodes not wyt I gyff vnto William Tofte my sonne, whome I make my executores [sic]. Thes men beryng wytnes, sir Roger Crosse my curate; Robert Sutton and John Gawdbe; with other moy.
The testament of John Pynson [of Fulletby].
23 February, 1531–2. I John Pynson of Fulletby husbandman makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churcheyerde of st Androy in Fulletby, and my mortuary aftyr the custome of the lawe will inquere. To the high altare of Fulletby for begottyn tithys xijd. To the church body of the same towne viijd. To the high altare of Lincoln viijd. To the church body of Salmonby viijd. To Elizabeth my wyff all my coppys which is one callyd Genyll lande, one toftested, arabyll lande, and medoy longyng unto the sayd toftested, and one callyd Jolyff toftested with all the lande and medoy longyng unto the sayd parcellys duryng my yeres, payng the lordes rent. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix and she to dispose them as she thynkes best for my soule and all crysten soulys. Wytnes herof, sir William Kytchyn preste; William Smyth; Robert Lowthe; with other moy.
The testament of Richard Heberstou [of Gayton le Wold].
26 February, 1532. (fn. 2) I Richard Heberstou of Gatton, husbandman, maykes and ordans this my last wille and testament. To be berred in the churche yarde of sant Peter in Gatton, with that thyng that the lawe requires to the parson. I wytt unto vur moder churche of Lincoln to the hethe alter vjd., and to ver Lady worke of the same vjd. To the iiij orderes off freres in the cade cety iiijd. To Gaton churche xxd. To Calystroppe churche xld. To the hethe alter of Gaton churche iiijd. Item v youe schepe to the sepulcor of Gaton chyrche to fynde one lyghtt before the sade sepulcur frome the begynnyng unto the resurrexcion be doyn, and the resydu [to] the leyght to be brent before the Sacrament in tymes conuenyente to yt be spent, the wyche I leue in the hondes of the churche wardyns; Hewe Heberstowe my broder to have the sade ȝowys and fynde the lyght as long as he wyll fynd sufficient surtes to the forsade churchewardens, or ony of the name of the forsayd Heberstowys beyng there a bowytt that wyll have yt by that maner; and yf ther be noyne of the name of Heberstoys lyuyng ther abutt that may and wyll have yt that thane bothe the stoke and lyght to be att request of the forsade churchewardens for evermore. I wyll that ther be one trentall off messysses celebrate for my sole helthe. I wytt unto Robert Buttrys one fyly. I wyll that my [goods] be partyd in [iij] partes, one to my selfe, anoder to my wyfe, and the therde to my chelder and to be ordared att the request of Ellezebȝ my wyffe, John my sone, and Robertt my sone, whome I make executures to dyspose as tha thynke the best for the helthe of my sowle. I wyll that John Talbott and Hewe Heberstowe be supervysurs, and to have for ther labur one quarter of barly. Wyttnesses, sir Robert Benson, parson of Gaytton; John Talbott of the same; Robert There of the same; with other mo.