Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of T. Cheny [of Quadring].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 338d.]
6 March, 1531–2. I Thomas Cheny off Quadryng makyth my last testament. My body to be buryed in Quadryng churche before st Michel. To the high altare xijd. To the reparacion of the sayd altare vjd. To our Lady altare viijd. To st John altare viijd. For my buryall within the churche vjs. viijd. To the reparacions of the church iijs. iiijd. To st Margaret light ijd. To st Catheryne light ijd. To st Michell light ijd. To st John light ijd. To the Plough light ijd. To the rode light iiijd. To our Lady light iiijd. To our Lady light of Piety ijd. To st Erasme light ijd. To William Chenay. To Richerd Cheney. To Jenet Adam. To Margaret Gonthorpe. To Ame [sic] my wyff. To Edward Cheney. To John Adam. To Richerd Cooke. All the resydue of my goodes I gyff to Anne my wyff, and aftyr [folio 339] her dethe they shall remayn to Edward Cheney. To John Bollys aftyr the dethe of hys mother di' an acre of lande that was Reedes. To Anne my wyff all my landes fre and bonde duryng her lyff, and aftyr her lyff they shall remayn to Edward Cheney my sonne. And yff he dy withowt issue of hys body, then I will the lande shall go to the towne off Quadryng and so the sayd land to be orderyd be the feoffys and townschip of Quadryng to fynde a prest to pray for my soule and all my benefactors soulys and all crysten soulys the space of iiij skore yeres and xix or so long as the kynges lawys will suffer. And at the yeres ende it to be renewyd againe, and so to continew. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Anne my wyff, who I make my executrix. I make mr Thomas Tempest supervisor. Wytnes, John Bolles; Robert Londe vicar off Qwadryng; John Domyseny; William Chell; William Browne; John Warde the yonger; and John Etgose the yonger.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.
The testament of John Bron [of Burgh in the Marsh].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 58.]
8 March, 1531–2. I John Bron of Burgh in the Marche make my will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Peter in Burgh. To the high altare for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the churche warke xijd. To our Lady gylde iiijd. To the Trinite gylde iiijd. To Robert Brown my sonne vjs. viijd. To Thomas Browne my sonne my shop and all that longys to it. To Xp'ofer Horsby my godsun iiijd., [etc.]. To William Horsby. To every one of my godchylder iiijd. To Marion Bring. To every one of her chylder. To Elizabeth my wyff all my housholde stuff, excepte that Thomas my sonne have a bed lyke as Robert hys brother had. To my wyff her harber in the house that I wonne in for the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her dethe I gyff the sayd house to Thomas my sonne; and yff he sell it, then I will that he gyff to Robert my sone xxs., and Agnes my doughter xxs., and a trentall to be donne in the church of st Peter in Burgh off the sayd money. I will that halffe a trentall be done for my soule shortely aftyr my dethe. To Agnes my doughter. I make Robert Browne and Thomas Browne my sonnys my executors, and Thomas Horsby to be supervisor. Wytnes, sir John Pechell; Robert Rotter; with other mo. Yff my wyff fortune to mary or to go to eny other off her frendes, then I will that Thomas my sonne gyff to her yerly iijs. iiijd.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 2 October, 1532.
[The testament of Edmund Burte of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 242d.]
8 March, 1531–2. I Edmunde Burte of Boston, seke in body, makes thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryed at the Whyte frerys in Boston within the chapell of our Lady. To the high altare in the parysh church of Boston xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the orphans of st Catheryns withowt the barres of Lincoln xijd. To the gylde of the vij Martyrs within the church of Boston iiijd. To Helene my wyff my house that I dwell in the terme of her lyff naturall, and aftyr her decease I will it remayn to Edwarde my sonne duryng hys lyff, and aftyr hys [folio 243] decease it shall be solde and the money therof receyvyd I will it be disposyd in dedes of charite for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys. To my sayd wyff in Glassyng lane [sic] for terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease I will it remayn to Edward my sonne for terme of hys lyff, and aftyr hys decease I will it remayn to the prior and convent of the whyte frerys aforesayd yff the law will suffer it, and the shall kepe yerly on obbyt by note for my soule, my wyffes soule, and all crysten soulys. And yff the law will not suffer them to have it, then I will it be solde, and the sayd prior and convent to receyve the money commyng of the same and they shall pray and do as is aforesayd. I will therebe a trentall songe for my soule my good frendes soulys and all crysten soulys. To the sayd Wyte frerys to the reparacion of ther church vjs. viijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Helene my wyff and Edward my sonne, whome I make my executors. And the goodes for to be in the custody of my sayd wyff dewryng her lyff, and she to bryng up Edwarde my sone. And yff it fortune the sayd Helene to mary, then I will the sayd goodes be equally devydyd betwyxt my wyff and my sonne before she marry. I will that William Pynchbek be supervisor, and he shall have for hys laber a dooblet of souten and vjs. viijd. of money. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Otuell Cowper; Richerd Geffray; and Richerd Tonnerde; with other mo. The day and yere afore wryttyn.
Proved before P., at Boston, 24 May, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of W. Gaunce [of Theddlethorpe St Helen].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 272.]
12 March, 1531–2. I William Gaunce of Thedilthorp makyth this my last will and testament. My body to be beryed within the churche of st Helene of Thedylthorp in the southe ile as nere to the dore of our Lady qwere as my grave may be mayd, and in the name off my mortuary to be siche as the lawe requiryth in that behalff. And I will that the churche masters have to the churche use vjs. viijd. for my buryall in the churche. To our Lady warke of our mother churche of Lincoln xxd. To the high altare in my parysh churche xijd. To All Halloy churche in the same towne xld. To st Jamys churche at Louthe xijd., and to st John chapell in the market place vjd. To Claxby churche next Normanby xijd. To st Thomas of Canturbery iiijd. To the makyng of the stepill of my parysh churche xls. To John Gaunce my sonne a sylver pece and a sylver goblet, xij sylver sponys and a lyttyll harnest gyrdyll, a cawdryn that was hys mothers, [etc.]. To the same John certen inglysh bokes as Legenda Aurea, Crownacles, Canturbery Talys, and Lyttylton Teners. To the same John a chyst of waynscotte that standyth in the high parler, a bed with all the apparill that longith to hit, [etc.]., also xl. to be payd be the handes of my executors. I will that all parcellys foloyng do remayn styll to Barnerde my sonne in my house as harelomys as long as they will indure, that is to say, the cownter in the hall, the high lofte bed in the parler, and the whele bed with owt any apparell of clothys, and the spere in the hall, and the lauer with the lauer stone in the hall, and a gret stone morter, a pare of malte qwernys in the kytchyn, and the gret led in the brew house, st John hed of alabaster, a grette brasse potte, and a mazer that was my fathers. To the same Barnerd all suche tymber as lyith in my dykes, and as for all my bordes that ar sawne and lyith in the new house my wyff shall have the one halff and Barnarde Gaunce the other halff. I will that my executors hyer a preste immediatly aftyr my decesse to syng for my soule and all crysten soulys by the space of halff a yere. To Barnerd my sonne to hym and hys heyres for ever more v stonge lande which that I bought of sir Richerde Sampson in Norcostes [sic] prist, and iiij acre lande in Bekke garthes which I bought of John Rvddyll, for the which I will and charge hym one my blyssyng that he and hys heyres for [folio 272d.] evermore cause the curet of st Helene churche for tyme beyng or ellys sum other habyll preste for to say messe of requiem placebo and dirige evermore yerly of st Frauncys day, or ellys on the morne aftyr, in my parysh churche for all crysten soulys, and he for to gyff yerly at the same tyme xiijd. to xiij pore men in almes, and it shall be done as prively as it can withowt any ryngyng of bellys or oder solempnite. And I will that the preste that dothe the messe and dirige shall have for his labor yerely vjd. I will that the sayd Barnerde and hys heyres yerly fynde a candyll to burn afore st Anne in the churche of st Helene on holydays for the forsayd lande for evermore to indure. To Barnerd my sonne a lyttyll cownter in the high parler, for ther is all hys evydence. To John my sonne all suche landes lying in Thedylthorp as I have takyn off William Baldryke by indenture, to have and to holde to him and hys assygnes duryng all suche yeres as apperyth in the same indenturs. I will that Elizabeth my wyff have and peassably inioye all her feoffemente duryng her naturall lyff, and aftyr her deceasse then I will that it remayn holy to John Gaunce my sonne, to have and to holde to hym hys heyres and hys assygnes for evermore. I will that my feoffers which ar infeoffyd in all my landes and tenementes in Thedylthorpe that they suffer my executors to receyve all the rentes of all the sayd landes and tenementes from the day of my dethe unto the feste of st Michel the Archaungell next foloyng, and from thens forwarde for the space of one hole yere, for the trew performaunce of thys my last will. I will that my wyff and Barnerd Gaunce have all my copyholde of my lady Willughby grounde duryng all the yeres as apperyth in my copy. I will that Barnerd Gaunce and John Gaunce have all my harneys, bowys, and arroys. To Elizabeth my doughter vj sylver sponys and a sylver salte. To every one of my god chylder unmaryed. The resydew of all my goodes I gyff them to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and John Gaunce the oder executor to se thys my last will trewly executyd for the well of my soule, and over thys I make mr John Awngewyne esquier supervisor, and he to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Hiis testibus, sir Edmund Weste curate; sir William Whyte chapland; Thomas Kyrkman preste at Mabilthorp; Robert Scherwode; Robert Skeytyll.
Proved before P., at Alford, 16 April, 1532.
The testament of Jenyt Wryght [of Norton Disney].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 376.]
14 March, 1531–2. I Jenet Wryght of Norton make thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Peter in Norton. To the high altare in the sayd churche viijd. To the warke of our mother churche of Lincoln iiijd. To the churche of Norton to by a albe vs. To the Trinite gylde in the sayd churche xijd. To the churche warke of Northe Chyllyngham vs. To the church warke of Stoke vs. To William my sonne. To Catheryne Coke. To the wyffe of John my sonne. To the wyff off Thomas my sonne. To Margaret Coke. To my godoughter at Colyngham. To the vicare of the sayd Collyngham viijd. To Johanne my doughter. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John my sone and Edwarde Coke, whome I make my executors to dispose for my soule and all crysten soulys. Thes beyng whytnesses, sir Edward Tomlynson; Richard Coke; Robert Ruston; with other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 10 May, 1532. Administration granted to Edward Coke, power being reserved to grant to John the son.
The testament of Alan Wayse [of Sutterton].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 51d.]
15 March, 1531–2. I Alan Wayse of Sutterton makyth my testament concludyng therin my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of our Lady of Sutterton. I bequeth for my mortuary that the lawe requiryth. To our mother church of Lincoln vjd. To the orphanys of saynt Catheryns iiijd. To the high altare of Sutterton for tithys forgottyn vjd. To every altare in the forsayd churche ijd. To the church warke of Sutterton ijs. To John Snell. To Robert Carover. To Richerde Wolmere gentylman one gray balde amblying mare, [etc.]. To Margaret my doughter. To Johanne my wyff my hed messe that I dwell in with viij acres of lande lying under it be it more or lesse with thappurtenances to gyff and sell under that condicion that she performe all suche covenantes and dewtys as ar betwene me the forsayd Alan Wase and Richerd Wolmer gentilman. To Elizabeth, Margaret, and Agnes my thre doughtters x acres lande lying in the Northfelde of Wygtofte equally to be devydyd emonges them by the oversyght of Richerde Wolmare gentylman, and they to be content every one of them with ther partes at the syght of the forsayd Richerd Wolmare gentylman, or ellys yff they or eny of them will not be content then hyr parte of the forsayd x acres lande to remayn to Johanne my wyff. To Robert Wase my brother di. acre lande lying in Collande felde, under thys condicion that he gyff the paryshners of Sutterton drynke yerly in the Crosse weke at Fyshmeer crosse. To Elizabeth Lussely my goddoughter. To Alen Tonnerde. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Johanne my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and Richerd Wolmare gentylman to be supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes, Roger Maye; Robert Wayse; Edmund Howson; John Sheperde; John Walgate; and John Nevell.
[No probate act.]
Testament of Richard [sic] Archer [of Cockerington St Leonard].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 277.]
16 March, 1531–2. I William [sic] Archer of Cokryngton Leonerd, husbandman, ordens and makes thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryed wt in the holy moldes in the churche yarde of Cokryngton Leonarde. To the high altare of the same churche for tithys and tentes forgottyn xijd., and to the reparacion of our mother churche of Lincoln viijd. To the reparacion off Grymolby churche xijd. and to the reparacions of the churche of Southsomercotes viijd. To William Archer my sone one wayn and a plough, [etc.], and xls. in money. To iche one of my other chylder xls. in money, and to John Tuley xxvjs. viijd. To ich one of my doughters fyve sheder lammys, and to John my sone v lammys. To euery chylde of John Archer my brother one lamme, and to euery one off my godchyldren iiijd. To William my sone aboue hys bequest aforenamyd ij sterys. The resydue of all my goodes not gyffyn I gyff to Margaret my wyff, John Archer my brother, and Richard Garner, whome I constitute my executors to pay my dettes, performe thys my last will, and ferther to dispose for the helthe of my soule as they shall thynke most expedyent. And I will that the sayd John Archer and Richard Garner haue for ther labors ether of theym xiijs. iiijd. Wytnes herof, sir William Howton vicar off Cokryngton aforesayd; Roger Howton; John Howton; and John Gateside; of the same wt other moy.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Nocton [of Kirkby on Bain].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 300.]
19 March, 1531–2. I Robert Nocton of Kyrkby Bayn ordens and makes thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the churche yerde of Kyrkby. To the high alter ther for tithys forgottyn vjd., and to the kyrke warke of the same vjs. To our Lady warke of Lincoln vjd. I will that v messys be sayd at Scala celi at Boston for my soule. To John my sonne my shop as it standes. To Agnes my doughter. To Johanne my doughter. Yff John decease or he cum to lawfull age of xxty yeres, then I will hys parte remayn holy to Robert my yongest sonne; and yff Robert or ether of my doughters decease within the sayd age of xxty yeres or the day of ther mariage, I will ther parte or partes remayn to hym or them that longest lyffys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Beatrix my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose for the helthe of my soule, [etc.], with the councell of Richerde Sawer, whome I make supervisour. Thes beyng wytnes, sir William Lancastre parysh prest; Jhon Brugh; Richerde Williamson; Xp'ofer Thomlynson; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Horncastle, 8 May, 1531, by the executrix.
Testament of John Atwyk [of Horbling].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 367d.]
20 March, 1531–2. I John Atwyk of Horblyng makyth my last will and testament. My body to be buryd in the churchyerde of st Androy in Horblyng. I gyff to my mortuary as the custome that now is doth require. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To the fatherlesse chylder of st Catheryns ijd. To the high altare of st Androy within Horblyng church for tithys forgottyn viijd. To Alice my doughter and to Isabell my doughter iijl. vjs. viijd. to be devydyd eqwally betwyxt them besyde ther partes. To Robert my sone xls. besyde hys parte. To Alice my wyff all my goodes within the house and the parler besyde her parte. Also all my moveables and corne and malte, neyt horsse and schepe, with all the resydew of my goodes not bequethyd, I gyff the one halff to my fyve chylder to be devydyd equally emong them, and I gyff the other halff to Alice my wyff, whome I do make my trusty executrix for to be good to my chylder and for to dispose parte for my soule and all crysten [folio 368] soulys as she thynkes best. Also I will that Henry Atwyk my father be the supervisor of thys my last will and to se it performyd as my trust is in hym, and he to be good to my wyff and my chylder. In wytnes heroff, sir Richerde Baynton; William Somerby; Robert Sygrave; Robert Palmer; with moy.
Proved at Sempyngham, 22 October, 1531, by the executrix.
Robert Errat [of Laughton near Gainsborough].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 337.]
1531. I Roberte Erratt, seeke in bodye and hole in mynd, makes my will. My bodye to be buryed in the church yeard of All Sayntes in Laughton. To the hye alter of Laughton vjd. To our Ladye of Lincoln vjd. I will that Alison my wyfe haue the third parte of my goodes. To Annas and Alyse my daughters [each] a fillye. To Thomas Tawell daughter a yowe and a lambe. The residewe of my goodes I geue to Thomas and Roberte my sonnes, and I make them executors to dispose for the health of my sowle. Thes men beinge wittnes, sir Roberte Tayller curate; Thomas Wells; etc.
Proved at Gaynsbrowgh, 20 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Leonard Fawkener [of Coningsby].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 55d.]
22 March, 1531–2. I Leonerd Fawkner makyth my will. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of st Michell tharchangell of Conesby. To the high altare of the same Conesby viijd., and to the lighttes and bellys of the same xijd. To John Fawkner my sonne iij stonges of medoy, and to Leonerd Fawkner my son iij stonges of medoy. I will yff the sayd John Fawkner or Leonerd Fawkner dy withowt issue that the sayd vj stonges of medo to remayn to the nexte of my chyldren, and so for defawte of heyres of one the sayd vj stonges to remayn to a nother nexte unto hym. To Thomas Fawkner, John, Leonerd, Richerd, and Agnes Fawkner my chyldren. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes Fawkner my wyff, which I make my executrix. I have desyryd to testify thys my will, Richerd Henryson; William Frankysh; and Edward Borton.
Proved before P., at Horncastle, 1 October, 1532.
The testament of Thomas Browne [of Bicker].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 337d.]
1531. I Thomas Browne of Byker orden and make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st Swythine in Byker. To my mortuary as the statute doth admit. To the high altare ther for tithys forgottyn iiijd. To our Lady altare ther iiijd. To the church warke ther and the bellys. To the reparacion of our mother churche of Lincoln iiijd. To the faderles chyldren at st Catheryns withowt Lincoln gates ijd.
Thys is my last will the day and yere aforesayd. To Maryon my wyff all my landes pasturys, [etc.], in the towne and feldes of Donynton unto my doughter cum to the age of xxty yeres. Provydyd that yff my sayd wyff be with a sonne I will he have the sayd landes, [etc.], at the full age of xxjty yeres, and yff my wyff benot with a sonne I will they remayn to my doughter[s] in shyfte, and every one of them when she cumyth to the age of xxty yeres to enter to her parte to have and holde to her her heyres and assygnes. To every one of my doughters ij bellyd candylstykes, [etc.], also ij kye to be delyveryd to them at the day of ther mariage in full and for contentacion and dischargeyng thys my last will and the last will of John Garard my father in lawe. I will and charge my sayd wyff to pay or cause to be payd iij Good Frydays next foloyng emong pore people every Good Fryday iijs. iiijd. in fulfyllyng my payment for Beman house which I gyff to the sayd Marion my wyff the terme of her lyffe naturall, and aftyr to remayn to my chyldren in forme aforesayd as to my nexte heyre. Provydyd that yff any of my doughters dy under the age of xx yeres and not maryed I will they be honestly brought forthe of ther owne goodes and the remaner over to be devydyd emong them that lyff. I make Marion my wyff sole executrix, to whome I gyff all my other goodes to pay my dettes performe thys my last will and dispose for my soule and all crysten [folio 338] soulys as she thynkes best and pleasyng to God, [etc.], and make mr John Littylbery of Hagworthyngham supervisor, to whome I gyff xxd. Thes wytnesses, sir Robert Johnson; sir William Walker; Thomas Rodwyk; with other.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.
The testament of W. Kempe [of Wainfleet All Saints].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 268d.]
1531. I William Kympe makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys in Waynflet. To the sacrament [folio 269] in the churche of All Halloys for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the anornyng of the high altare viijd. To the ij law altares ich of them iiijd. To the bellys xxd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. I will ther be gyffyn for me at the day of my buryall in money xiijs. iiijd. besydes met and drynke. To Sybell Westerdall. The resydue of my goodes I gyff unto George my sone at the day off buryall and my dettes dischargyd. And yff it fortune that the forsayd George dye within the yeres of discrestion, then I will that the goodes that remayn for to be disposyd for the well of my soule at the disposicion of my brother John Kympe and Thomas Kygges, whome I make my executors, and the forsayd John and Thomas to have for ther labor xxd. each. Wytnes, sir Edward Larke; Thomas Kygges; Robert Pynder; John Kympe; with certen other.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 15 April, 1532.
The testament of Richard Norman [of North Rauceby].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 74.]
1531. I Richerd Norman of the towne of Northrawceby, seke in body, make my testament. I bequeth my soule to God Almyghtty and to our Lady st Mary and to all the fare felloschyp in heven, and my body to be buryed in the churche of st Peter in Northrawceby. To the high altare for forgottyn tithys xijd. To my curat xs. to pray for my soule. To the mother church of Lincoln xijd. To the v order of frerys in Lincoln and Grantham to every order ijs. to syng a trentall for me. To Tymberland church xxd. To Martyn chapell xxd. To Kyrkby Grene churche xxd. To Scawby churche xijd. To my mother a qwe with calffe and a yow and a lambe. To Alice Norman a yow and a lambe. To Richerd Norman a you and a lambe. To Agnes Norman a you and a lambe. To other of my brether a wayn and to ether of them a plugh. To John Norman a yow and a lambe. To every house in thys paryshe that hathe no plough iiijd. I will that my wyff have my take of my ferme yff she delyver a deed of feoffement to Thomas Norman within a yer aftyr my decesse, or ellys Thomas Norman to enter to my ferme. To Richerd Huc. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margaret my wyff and William my brother, who I make my executors that they may dispose for the helthe of my soule that God better may be pleassyd, with Simon Cooke to be supervisor, and he to have iijs. iiijd. for hys labor. Thes wytnes, sir William Styrlay vicar; Simon Cooke; Thomas Palfreman; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Bloxham, 11 October, 1532.
The testament of John Rabdyk [of Fishtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 247.]
1531. I John Rabdyke of Tofte do make my testament and last wyll. My body to be buryed in the chyrche yarde of saynt Gutlake in Tofte. To the holy sacrement xijd. To ower Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To Margarett my wyffe my howse that I dwelle in with ij acres pasture grownde with appurtynances there to belongyng for the terme of hyr lyffe, and after hur decesse I wyll hytt remayne to Geffrey my son and harry [sic] of my body; and yff hyt fortune the sayd Geffrey my son to decesse or he cum to lawfull age, then I wyll they remayne to Margere and Dorethe Rabdyke my ij doȝhters to them and there assyngnes for evermore. The resedew of my goodes I gyffe them to Margery and Dorethe my ij doȝhters whome I make my executryx [sic]. Theys beyng wyttenys, Robert Wyffen; William Dawson; sir John Danyell curatt of the churche of saynt Guthlake of Tofte aforesayd.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
Testament of John Rayns [of Donington on Bain].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 13d.]
1531. I John Rayns of Donyngton super Bayn makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Andrewe of Donyngton with my mortuary aftyr the forme of law. To the alter for forgottyn tithys xxd. To sir William Smyth my curate to pray for my soule and all my good frendes soulys vs. To the church of Donyngton vjs. viijd. To st Andro iijs. iiijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady warke xijd. To the iiij orders of frerys every order xijd. To st Julyan churche off Benyngworthe iijs. iiijd. To the altare xiiijd. To All Hallo churche xxd. To Sowthe Wyllyngham churche vjs. viijd. To Panton churche iiijd. To Estbarkeworthe churche iiijd. To Sotbe churche xxd. To Ranby churche xijd. To Styrton, Staynton, Golceby, Stanygot, Wythcall, Gaton, and Byscothorp churches iiijd. apiece. To Agnes Wynter my doughter iiijl., and to syx of her chyldren every one of them xxs. And yff any of them dy before the age of maryage it shall remayn to the other of them survyvyng. To Thomas Hello and Mary my doughter. To Emote my doughter and ij of her chyldren. To Emote Mumby my cosyn and iiij of her chyldren. To Alexander Michylson my cosyn and Jenet hys wyff and ij of hys chyldren. To Jenet Wysto. To Margarete Page and iiij of her chyldren. To John Marshe. To Margaret [folio 14] Vere. I will that all my housholde stuff shall be devydyd etwyxte my iij doughters. I bequethe halffe a yere servys to a honest preste to syng for my soule and all my good frendes soulys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alexander Michelson and Robert Mumby, whome I make my executors to dispose for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys. In wytnes heroff, sir William Smythe; sir Thomas Habar; Thomas Dawlyng; John Warde; Richerde Yarbur; John Marshe; Thomas Nobyll; with many other mo.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of John Warde [of Tattershall].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 375.]
25 March, 1532. I John Warde, lovyd be God, seke in body, makes thys my last will aswell of my landes as off my goodes. My body to be buryed in the churche of Tateshale. I will that my feoffes that now stande and be seasyd of my landes and tenementes in Thorpe in the parysh of Tateshale to thuse of me the sayd John Warde to the performance of my last will, shall immediatly aftyr my deceasse stande and be seassyd of and in the premisses to thuse of Thomas Sele and hys heyres and assygnes for ever, uppon condicion that the sayd Thomas Sele pay unto mr George Fytzwilliam esquyer vl. that he may dispose the same in fyndyng one preste to syng for my soule my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys at Thorpe. To Thomas Clare of Kyme that maryed my kynswoman my furryd gowne, my tawny jaket, my ledder dooblet, a buff ledder jerkyn, [etc.]. To my cosyn hys wyff iiij angellȝ of golde. To William Warde one of the beste of my vj beastes whyche be in the kepyng of Thomas Atkynson and William Warde the yonger. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to the sayd Thomas Sele, whome I make my executor to dispose my goodes in dedes of almys and charyte as lykyth him best, [etc.]. Thes beyng wytnes, Thomas Bolandes; William Erle; Laurence Grysby; many other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 5 June, 1532, by the executor.
The testament of Richard Chele [of Quadring].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 337.]
28 March, 1532. I Richerd Chele makes my last testament. To be buryed in the churchyerde of st Margaret virgyn and martir of Quadryng. To the high altare iiijd. To our Lady light ijd. To st John gylde ijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln ijd. To Agnes my wyff. To my sonne William Chele. To Agnes my doughter. All the resydue of my goodes I gyff to my wyff Agnes and William Chele, whome I make my executors. Whytnes therof, Robert Lounde vicar; Richerd Warde; John Lounde; and John Gyll.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.