Lincoln wills: 1532 (April)

Pages 227-230

Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.


In this section

1532 (April)

The testament of James Hertly [of Fosdyke].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 333d.]

3 April, 1532. I Jamys Hertly of Fossedyke make orden and constitute my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the churche yerde of All Halloys, with that that the lawe will to be my mortuary. To the high altare ther for tithes forgotten iiijd. To the Sepulcre light ther ijd. To the Plough light ther ijd. I will that a candell of a li. of wax be founde be my executors to burne afore our Lady of Piete in the church of Fossedyke sex yerys next aftyr my departyng. To Agnes my wyff ij mylch kyne, viz. a rede rogeled and a blak, with a burlyng red dowed. I wyll that my house that I bought of John Londe be solde be the councell of Nicholes Puluertofte, and the halffe of the money receyvyd therof to be yeven to Agnes my wyff, the other halff I will that it be by the mynde of the same Nicholes bestowyd and wayred in catall and the proffet therof yerely cumyng to go to the use of my chyldren Thomas and Margaret to the cum to laufull age, equally to be devydyd betwyxt them by the same Nicholes. To Margaret my doughter the best matterys and coverlet that was her mothers, a brasse pot with a lypout, [etc.]. To Thomas my sonne. To William my sonne a brasse pot that was his whyte moders, [etc.]. To Nicholes Pulvertofte my moll hall. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff unto William my sonne, whome I make my executor. Thes wytnes, Nicholes Puluertofte to be supervisor and for hys labor iijs. iiijd.; John Stykney; and Thomas Barret; with sir Thomas Pytfelde preste curate of the same towne.

Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.

[Lincoln Diocesan Registry, Inventories, 1508–50, No. 14.]

Inuentarium omnium et singulorum bonorum Jacobi Hartley nuper defuncti factum tercio die Aprilis Anno domini millesimo quingentesimo tricesimo secundo appreciatorum per Thomam Trece Rogerum Welby Johannem Stickney et Petrum Ascoby de eadem viros fide dignos prout sequitur:

In the Hall
Furst a hanginge viijd.
Item iiij tables xvjd.
Item ij formes ij paire of tristells viijd.
Item a chaire and ij stoles vjd.
Item a choppinge stocke ijd.
Item a standinge cupbord xijd.
Item iij bras pottes iiijs.
Item iij pannes xxd.
Item xiij platteres and dishes vs.
Item iiij salsers xijd.
Item a pewder pott iiijd.
Item v salsers xijd.
Item vj candelstikes ijs.
Item v bacon flitches vs.
Item ij quoshinges iiijd.
Item iij table clothes ijs.
In the Perloure
Item a bed and all thinges perteynynge to it vjs. viijd.
Item a matteres ijs.
Item iij couerledes iiijs.
Item x yeardes blanket vjs. viijd.
Item all his apparell xxxijs.
Item iij paire of lynon shetes vjs. viijd.
Item vj pillowes iijs. viijd.
Item ij broken coffers xijd.
Item an old chest iiijd.
Item a table and ij tristelles iiijd.
Item a bed that he died in iiijs.
Summa partis iiijl. xiiijs.
In the Chambere
Furst a bed as it standeth iiijs.
Item a paire of bed stockes viijd.
Item whete xvjd.
Item a sawe iiijd.
Item a paire of cleves and iij horse lockes viijd.
Item ix hespes of yarne vjs.
In the Mylkehouse
Item ix pewder dishes and platters iiijs.
Item ij salsers and a saltseller vjd.
Item xij mylke pannes and vij pipnes xijd.
In the Kytchyne
Item ij bras pottes ijs.
Item iij pannes and a xxd.
Item a deske for dishes xijd.
Item iiij tubbes ij bottes a barell and ij cheise fattes xxd.
Item xx treyne dishes vjd.
In the Yearde
Item pailes and order wood vjs.
Item a carte and all thinges to yt xs.
Item a plouegh and all thinges to yt vjs. viijd.
In Qwycke Catall
Item an old horse xs.
Item vj kyne and a burlinge iijl. xiiijs. iiijd.
Item iij swyne iiijs.
In the Feilde
Item iij stonge wheate vjs.
Item iij stonge beanes iiijs.
Summa partis vijl. vjs. iiijd.
Summa totalis xijl. iiijd.
Dettes that he oweth
Furst to maister Wolmer for ij mayres and rent xlijs.
Item to maister Trece viijs. xd.
Item to Beile baley vjs. viijd.
Item to John Londe vs.
Item to William Armonde ijs. iiijd.
Item to sir Stephen Haithnes xviijd.
Item to maister Wolmer for willowes vjs. viijd.
Item to maister Wolmer for rent at Mich' was a twelmonneth xls.
vl. xiijs.
Remanet vjl. vijs. iiijd.

The testament of Jenyt Mawtby [of Langton by Wragby].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 288.]

6 April, 1532. I Jenet Mawteby of Langton besyde Wragby makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Gylys off Langton, and in the name of my mortuary as the lawe dothe require. To my curat to pray for me xs. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the high altare of st Gylys of Langton viijd. A trentall of messys to be done for me xs. To mr Sawtemarche and to his wyff. To William Kyddall. To my iiij doughtters. To Jenet Wadyslay my doughtter. To William Wadyslay iij chyldren. To Alice Darwyn. To John Darwyn iiij chyldren. To Margaret Hawyll. To Richerd Hawyll my sonne doughter. To William Hawyll fyve chyldren. To Charlys Hawyll my sonne and to hys wyff and hys doughter. To William Hawyll wyff. To John Wadyslay iiij chyldren. To William West ij chyldren. To Alice Ware. To Richer my sone wyffe. To William Hawyll of the nether towne. To Robert Coket. To the iiij orders of frerys to iche of the orders xijd. To every one of my godchyldren iiijd. To the churche of st Gylys of Langton iijs. iiijd. of my proper goodes, and iijs. iiijd. of my dettes that owyng me. The resydue of my goodes I will that William Hawyll and Richard Hawyll my sones dispose for the helthe of my soule, and they to have for ther labors ether of them xs. Wytnes, sir Xp'ofer Walker; Thomas Dykynson; William Hawyll; William Denys; Robert Smyth; William Warde; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 26 April, 1532, by the executors.

The testament of John Leke [of Swallow].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 351.]

13 April, 1532. I John Leke of the parysh of Swalloy makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Savior in Swallo. To our Lady warke of Lincoln ijd., and to our Lady iiijd. To the high altare at Swallo for tithys forgottyn iijs. iiijd. To the churche ther xijd. To Herby churche iiijd. To the churche of Cokewolde iiijd. To Walter and Richerd my sonnys, and to my iiij doughters. To Edmunde my sonne and to ilke one of my chylder. The resydue of my goodes I will that Jenet my wyff dispose for the helthe of my soule, whome I make my executrix. Whytnes, sir Walter Curteys; Richerd Hill; William Peche; Walter Sketyll; with other mo.

Proved before P., at Croxby, 10 June, 1532.

The testament of John Rowme [of Conisholme].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 351d.]

16 April, 1532. I John Rowme of Conysholme makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Peter in Conysholme. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the holy sacrament in Conysholme churche iiijd. To our Lady in the same churche iiijd. To my sonne John and to my doughter Malde. To my doughter Jenet. To my sonne Thomas. To my doughter Catheryne. To my doughter Margaret. I bequeth to one trentall for me and my brother Rawffe to be done at Conysholme xs. To my gostly father xijd. To my wyff Margaret my house and all my lande unto my eldest sone John be at laufull yeres of age. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth them to my wyff Margaret, whome I make my executrix. Thes men beyng whyttnes, sir John Smyth; John Coke; Laurence Rowme.

Proved before P., at Saltefletby, 13 June, 1532, by the executors.

The testament of W. Wynshyp [of Goxhill].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 289d.]

22 April, 1532. I William Wynchyp make my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of Goxill. To the high altare xijd. To the churche of Gouxill iiijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln for reparacions xijd. To Edmund my sonne. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Whytnes heroff, John Paradice prest; Robert Wynchyp; Cristofer Cok; Hugh Bell with other.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 5 July, 1532.

The testament of Robert Tayllor [of Worletby].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 342.]

In Dei nomine Amen xxviijo die Aprilis the yere of our Lorde God ml fyve hundreth (fn. 1) I Robert Tayllor off Worletby beyng hole of mynde and remembraunce makes my last will and testament in thys maner foloyng. Fyrst I wyt my soule to God Allmyghty and to our Lady st Mary and to all the gloriose saintes in heven and my body to be buryed in the southe porche of the kyrke of Worletby. I wyt to the kyrke of Worletby iijs. iiijd. I wyt to our Lady of Lincoln vjd. I wyt to the high altare in Worletby kyrk xijd. The resydue of my goodes I wyt to Agnes my wyff, whome I make executor, with the oversyght of Richerde Stotterd and Thomas Phylipson the yonger. Thes wytnes, sir Robert Halton vicar there; Edward Grene; William Phylipson; et alijs.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 21 May, 1532.


  • 1. The rest of the date has been omitted, for the year 1500 is an impossible date, since Robert Halton was not instituted to the vicarage till 29 March, 1509. He was still vicar in 1532. 1532 is a probable date for the will.