Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of John Basseth [of Barrowby].
1 August, 1530. I John Basseth of Barroby, singylman, seke the body, make my will and testament. To be buryed in the churche yerde of Barroby. I will that the parson haue vjs. viijd. yff it may be sparyd. To sir William Mayson, my goostly father, to pray for me iijs. iiijd. To Richerd my brother a cowe, [etc.]. To every on of my godchyldren a schepe as far as my shepe will goy. I will that ther be delte at my buryall to every man, woman, and chylde alpeny brede. I wyll that my brother Robert chylder haue my parte emonges them the wich my sayd brother bequest me in hys will; furthermore I will that the same power and trust that my brother, Thomas Raby, putt to me in gydyng of hys chylder and ther partes I do putt it to Thomas Olei[s]ett and to sir William Mayson to se them put furthe and ther partes off ther goodes to ther proffet. The resydewe of my goodes I do gyff to the sayd sir William and Thomas to cause a prest to syng for my soule and all my good frendes soulys as long as my money will extende as my speciall trust is in them bothe. I do make the sayd sir William and Thomas to be my exec'. Thes beyng wytnes, John Jesope; sir William Mayson; Thomas Ole[s]ett; with others.
The testament of William Tymberland [of Ancaster].
1 August, 1530. I William Tymberland' of Ancastr', husbandman, makyth my testament. To be buryd in the churche yerde of st Martyns of Ancastr'. To the vicar a calffe for to pray for me. To our Lady warkes off Lincoln vjd. To the churche of Ancastr' a alter clothe. To Arthure Tymberland, my sonne. To Catheryne Tymberland and Elizabeth Tymberland, my doughters. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Jenet Tymberland, my wyff, whome I make executrice, that she may dispose it for the helthe of my soule. To my foresayd wyff my lande to helpe her and my chyldren, and to pay my dettes to the heyre be at laufull age. Also I make supervisor Richerd Franlyng, hyr father. Wytnes herof, sir William Torry; Thomas Peychyll; Robert Habott; with other moy.
Testament of William Galyon [of Welton le Wold].
2 August, 1530. I William Galyon of Welton next Lowthe, yoman, makes my testament. To be buryed in the church of st Androy in Welton. I wyt to our Lady warke of the Cathedrall church of Lincoln xijd. To the high alter of the same xd. I wyt to the church of st Androy of Welton a cowe and vj schepe to be prayd for as it apperys more opynly in the messall. I wyt to Isabell Galyon, my doughter, viij acres barly that growys of the lorde lande in the northe felde, and a house in Welton with the purtenaunces, the wich is callyd Bramton Grene, to hyr and to [folio 218d.] hyr heyres and to her assignes, [etc.]. I wyt to Wylliam Galyon, my sonne. I wyt to Helene Galion, my doughter. I wyt to Elizabeth Bray, my moder. The resydue of all my goodes not wyt I gyff and wyt to Jenet Galyon, my wyff, whome I make executrix, and sir William Notthoke to be supervisor. Thes men beyng wytnes, sir Thomas Beche, the parson; William Wytton; Thomas Skyn; John Archer; with other moy.
The testament of Richard Barrow [of South Reston].
3 August, 1530. I Richard Barrow of Sowth Reson makes will and testament. My body to be buryd in the churche yarde of st Edith of Sowth Reson. To the hy awter of our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln vjd. To the hy awter of Sowth Reson churche for forgotyn tythis viijd. To the warke of the same towne ijs. To Edward Westhorne viij yowe shepe, [etc.]. To Richard Westhorne on quarter wheyte. To Margret Janso my best gowne, [etc.]. To Cecile Norton. I will have on trentalle of massys to be done yn the churche of st Edith of Sowth Reston for my sole and my wyfe sole and all crysten sowlles. The resedewe of my goodes not geven I gyff to William Heyr, wiche I make my executur that he maye dyspose yt for the helthe of my sole and all crysten sowles. Thes witnessys, sir Robart Payge, prest of the same towne; William Eadman of the same towne; and Gylbart Scholle of the same; with other moo.
Testamentum Johannis More [de Wold Newton].
In Dei nomine Amen anno Domini mo quingenmo xxxo iijo die mensis Augusti. Ego Johannes More de Woldenewton junior compos mentis et sane memorie condo testamentum meum in hunc modum. In primis do et lego animam meam omnipotenti Deo beate Marie et omnibus sanctis corpusque meum sepeliendum in ecclesiam Omnium Sanctorum de Woldenewton directe coram crucifixo. Item do et lego summo altari ecclesie predicte meum optimum equum. Item lego reparacioni nauis ecclesie in scabellis xiijs. iiijd. Item lego vno sacerdoti legitime ordinato pro duobus trigintalibus celebrandis xxs. Item lego fabrice ecclesie cathedralis Lincolnie xxd. Item lego ordinibus fratrum de Grymesby viz conventui vtriusque domus xxd. Item lego beate Marie de Walsyngham viijd. Item lego ecclesie de Swynhope xijd. Item ecclesie de Thurganby viijd. Item vtrique ecclesie de Randall iiijd. Item lego ecclesie de Ashby xijd. Item ecclesie de Howerby iiijd. Item ecclesie de Beesby iiijd. Item vtrique ecclesie de Bynbroke vjd. Item lego Cristiane More sorore mee vnam vaccam. Item predicte Cristiane [folio 220d.] quatuor quarteria brasij. Item lego Willelmo More fratri meo integre omnes pannos meos et quinque quarteria brasij. Item lego Roberto More quinque quarteria brasij. Item lego Ricardo More quinque quarteria brasij. Item lego Thome More seniori quinque quarteria brasij. Item lego Thome More juniori quinque quarteria brasij. Item lego Willelmo More fratri meo xxti oues. Item lego Johanne More nepote mee vnam vaccam. Item lego Jacobo Dowell famulo meo duas oues. Item Brianno Dikynson duas oues. Item Johanni Johnson vnam ouem. Item lego vnum trigintale celebrandum ad Scalam celi in ecclesia sancti Botulphi de Boston. Item do vnicuique presenti ad sepulturam meam vnum denarium. Residuum bonorum meorum non legatorum do et lego Thome Gudhand et Ricardo Kente quos ordino et facio meos executores vt ipsi disponant pro salute anime mee. Hiis testibus Anthonio Hennege rectore Willelmo Wryght Johanne Webster cum aliis.
The testament of John Newton of Estrasen.
1530. I John Newton of Estrasyn orden and make thys my testament and laste will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of saynt Thomas the appostell in Estrasyn. To mr vicar of the same towne for dyschargyng of my conscience in all maner of causys and for to pray for me vjs. viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To Tevelby churche xijd. To Lynwood church iiijd. To the church of Myddyll Rasyn in the patronage of Tupholm iiijd. To Drax (fn. 1) iiijd. To my chyldren Hugh, William, Legerd, Lucie, Elizabeth, Alice, and Cecile xiijs. iiijd. each. I will that my howse that I do dwell in wich I have by copy holde upon my Lady Sheffeld shall go to Thomas my brother and my shoppe at Castre, he for to occupy them for hys own proffyt to my chyldren be at lefull age, that is for to say xxty yeres olde, and then the house and the shoppe boyth to remane to Hugh my sonne when he comyth to that age; and yff he decease or he cum at the lefull age then to remane to William my sonne, and so from on to a nother when they cum at lefull age duryng the lyffes of all my thre sonnys. And yff it please God to take them all or they be xxty yere olde, I wyll that the house and schoppe shall go to Thomas my brother so long as my yeres doyth last. To Thomas my brother all thynges that longys to my schoppe, that is for to say shewys knyffes lastes and lether, [etc.] The resydewe of my goodes I gyff unto Thomas my brother for to se the bryngyng vp off my chyldren, [etc.], the wich Thomas I make executor to dispose for my soule as he thynkes best. To the forsayd Thomas a pare of hampers, a packe saddle, and on of my horse for to cary hys ware to the markytes for hys own use and proffyt. This beryng wytnes, sir Xp'ofer Brumby, prest; Thomas Whelpdale; William Robynson; with other moy.
Testament of James Dalton [of Spalding].
8 August, 1530. I Jamys Dalton of Spaldyng makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the parysh church yerde of our Lady and st Nicholes in Spaldyng. To the hygh alter of Spaldyng for tithys forgotten xxd. To the church warke of Lincoln iiijd. To st Catheryns without the wallys of Lincoln ijd. To Agnes Dalton, my mother. To Robert Gylbert. To Thomas Dalton. To Helene Jelot. To Thomas Dalton my sonne, after the dethe off Agnes Dalton, my wyff, v marys, [etc.]. I will have a trentall of messys done for the helthe of my soule in st Thomas qwere within the churche of Spaldyng. The resydewe of my goodes I put to the disposicion of Agnes Dalton, my wyff, to dispose for the helthe of my soule as she thynkes best, whome I orden executrix, and Cristofer Preston of Sybsey to be supervisor, and he to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Wytnes herof, sir Robert Gee; Robert Horslay; John Northe; William Browne; with other moy.
Testament of sir Thomas Day [vicar of Hough on the Hill].
10 August, 1530. I Thomas Day, vicar of Hough, make thys my last will. My body to be buryed in the quere of high [sic] before the image of our Lady. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xxd. To the church of Hogh vjs. viijd. To the church of Westboro vjs. viijd. To the high alter ther xxd. To our Lady gylde of the same iijs. iiijd. To saynt Rumbald gylde of Hogh vjs. viijd. To Thomas Day, sonne of John Day, my brother, my tenement in Foston with all thappurtenaunces therto belongyng for the space of xvij yeres next foloyng aftyr my decease; and aftyr those xvij yeres be completyd than I wyll that the sayd Thomas Day and with hym Thomas Day, son of William my brother, shall have the sayd tenement equally betwyxte them, to them and to ther heyres and assignes. To Wylliam Day, sone of John Day, my close wyth iiij landes lying in Foston, and also my house in Westeboro. To sir Oliuer Day xls., [etc.]. To Jenet my syster xls. To John Patman and to every on of hys chyldren. To Wylliam Day of Doddyngton. To John Day, hys brother. To Oliuer hys brother. To Michell Day xls. and all my bokes yff he be prest; and aftyr the dethe of hym to remayn to Westeboro chyrch. To Roger Day on amblyng fole. To Steven Day. To Alice hys syster. To William Day ij sonnes and hys doughter. To every of my godchylder a schepe. To the iiij orders of frerys to every on xijd. And to the frerys of Newarke. To Thomas Porter, my god sun, vjl. xiijs. iiijd., and to Helene Awdlyn a dowed kowe. I will have a prest that can syng to pray for me ij yeres in Hogh church. To John Samson. To the monastery of Mont Grace xls. To Helene Becke. To Myntyng church vjs. viijd. To Thomas Byllesby. To my ij maydens. The resydewe of my goodes I will be disposed for the well off my soule by syr Stephyn Owlet, Thomas Awdlyn, and Alice Day, videw, whome I make my executors, and every of them to have for ther labors xls. Thes wytnes, sir Richerd Redman; John Patteman; William Walkewood; John Samson; with other.
Testament of James Fyshe [of Sutton St James].
10 August, 1530. I Jamys Fyshe of Sutton in Holand, in the parysh of st Jamys, makes thys my last will and testament. To be buryed in the chapell of st Jamys in the parysh aforesayd. I bequeth in the name of my pryncipall as the costome is vsyd. To the prior off Castelacre for tithys forgotten iiijd. To the vicar of Sutton for tithys forgotten xxd. To the reparacion of our mother church of Lincoln iiijd. To the pore chylder of st Catheryns without the walle iiijd. To the church warke of our Lady in Sutton ijs. To the reparacions of the stepill in st Jamys aforesayd xxs. To st Jamys gylde, st John gylde, and to our Lady gylde every on of them iiijd. To every gylde besyde in the same chapell of st Jamys ijd. I will ij pownde wax be devydyd emong the severall lighttes in the same chapell.
Thys is the last will of me Morys [sic] Fyche forsayd annexyd to my testament wrytten the day and the yere abouesayd. To Margaret my wyff iij kye, [etc.], and all my housholde stuff to be deuydyd betwyxt Margaret my wyff and my chylde indifferently. To Margaret my wyff iiij acres land lying at Gwyys Dowre and iiij acre land lying at Therstonbrech the terme of her lyff off thys condicion that Margaret my wyff shall chalens no dowre. And that John Man have Satfeldes the terme of hys yeres. And yff my wyff doy chalens her dowre or let John Man to have Satfeldys hys yeres, than I will John Man have the iiij acre land lying at Therstonbregh for ever, paying to my executors xls. I gyff my chylde the iiij acre land lying at Gwyes Dowre in fee symple; and I will my executors have the iiij acres forsayd with the proffytte therof to my chylde cum to the age off xxjty yeres, and yff my chylde dy within the age of xxjty yeres then I will the iiij acres be solde by the handes of my executors or ther assygnes. I gyff my chylde my house with xix acres in fee symple, and yff my chylde dye within the age of xxjty yeres then it shall be solde, and the money theroff cumyng to be disposyd in dedys of charyte in the parysh of st Jamys save viij markes wich I will be payd to Margaret my wyff; of the sayd money owt of the wich house and xix acres I wit to Margaret my wyff xiijs. iiijd. every yere the space off x yere to the fyndyng of my chylde, and yff my chylde dye within the age of x yere then the forsayd xiijs. iiijd. to be no more payd. I will all my wood growyng abowt my house, and vj sylver sponys, and also vj acres lande lying in Brodegat, the landes of John Man of the est and the landes of Robert Cutte of the weste, and vj acres lande lying at Fyshe Brig, the gret sewer of the southe and the landes of Robert Joge of the northe, be solde by the handes of my executors to pay my dettes; and I will John Negell have the vj acres lande lying at Fyshe Brig. The resydew of my lands and goods to be disposyd in dedes of charyte in the chapell of st Jamys and in the same parysh for my soule and all my good frendes soulys. I make my executors, John Negell and Simon Fyshe, and ether of them for to have for ther labor vjs. viijd. I gyff all my copy holde lande bothe of the kyng and of the prior of Spaldyng in the handes of Thomas Teryngton after the custome to the performance of my will. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Richerd Smyth; Nicholes Calloy; John Joge; Thomas Riche; with other moy.
The testament of W. Smyth [of Humberstone].
10 August, 1530. I William Smyth of Humberston, makes my testament. My body to be buryd in the churchyerde of st Peter at Humbreston; my mortuary as the law will. To the reparacion of the parysh church iijs. iiijd. To the reparacion of the mother church of Lincoln vjd. To the high alter of Humbreston other vjd. To the abbay (fn. 2) for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the vicar for tithys forgottyn xijd. To William my sone xls. To Richerd my sonne xls. To Xp'ofer my sonne xls., and to my ij doughters Dorothe and Helioner, and if any of them depart within age, [etc.]. To the Augustyn frerys of Grymesby xijd. To the church of Donyngton besyde Market Staynton vjd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Johan my wyff, whome I make executrix. Also I orden mr George Lylborne, the parson of Mavishenderby, to be supervisor. Wytnes, the vicar off Humbreston; Thomas Deane of the same; Robert Grymolby; Thomas Wryght; with others.
Petrus Belton [de Althorpe].
11 August, 1530. I Peter Belton makith my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church of st Oswould in Althrope in the meare alye before the rowd. To the hye alter in the sayd church towerdes the manteninge of the alter clothes xijd. To our blessid Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the church of Althrope one quye with calfe. To the vpholdinge of the banck before the chapyll of st James ijs. To the chappyll of Amcottes a quy with calfe towardes fynedinge ij lightes for euermore with the profytt of the said quye. To Elsabethe Barnete one cowe and a spaninge calfe. To Isabell Richerson ij kye. To Henry my sonne my ferme hold withall the landes closinge withall other profyttes therto belonginge, as dothe appeare in sertayne indentures mayd therof betwixt Thomas Waslinge esquier and on [sic] his wyffe of the one parte and me the said Peter of the other partye. To Agnes my daughter iiij markes of monye ouer and besyde her parte. To sir Thomas Belton, my sonne, a horse to be deliuerid to him by the superuisors. To Jane my wyffe a howse nowe in the holdinge of Alexander Thorneton, with gressinge for iij kye and winter meat for the same duringe her wydowe head. To William my sonne all my yeares exprest in one indenture of a howse nowe in the holdinge of Roger Coodd, vnder this condicon so that he nether sell nour alienate to no man but to his brother Henry, for yf he doe I geue the said howse with all the profyttes fully to the sayd Henry duringe the yeares exprest in the said indenture. A white amblinge horse to be geuen to the best vse of my sonne Harry at the sight of the superuisors of this my will. To Henry my sonne as much corne as will sow all the land perteyninge to the said farme hold and fynd the howse duringe the space of one yeare. I will that all my funerall expenses legacyes bequestes debtes withall other charges and expensces clerely to be [page 192] fulfylled and payd of all the hole goodes before any deuision be mayd and then the goodes to be deuyded in iij equall partes by the superuisors to the effect of the lawe and the custome of the country, my parte therof I geue to Henrye mye sonne, whome I make my full executor, and he to dispose the said parte for the health of my soule as shalbe thought necessary at the sight of sir William Fletcher, Edmund Belton, and Roberte Wood, whome I make superuisors. I geue to the sayd sir William a wyte foole ij yeares in adge for his paynes, and to the said Edmund and Roberte ether of them for ther paynes iijs. iiijd. Wittnes herof, John Pinder, curatt; sir William Fletcher; sir Roberte Dona; Thomas Harpame; Edmund Belton; with other mooe.
Testament of Robert Herberd [of Pinchbeck].
11 August, 1530. I Robert Herberd of Pynchbek makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of Pynchbek. To the high alter for tithys forgottyn xijd. To every alter in the sayd church iiijd. To the church warke ther iijs. iiijd. To the chyrch warke of Lincoln viijd., and to the chyldren of st Catheryns iiijd. I wyll have at my buryall day a dirige masse and to be buryed with note of all the hole qwere. To my vijth day ijs. viijd., and at my xxxty day ijs. iiijd. I wyll that a prest syng a quarter of on yere in Pynchbek church for my soule aud all crysten soulys, and he to have for hys labor xxvjs. viijd., To Robert my sone when he cumys to the age of xviij yeres iijl. vjs. viijd. To the sayd Robert at the age of xvj veres. To the sayd Robert my best cocher ij pare of flaxen schettes, [etc.] to be delyueryd so sone as hys mother ys maryed to another man. I wyll that all the hyngynges of the hall and my hary ambry remane in the sayd hall to the vse of Robert my sonne. To Margery Burland a burlyng, and it to be delyueryd at may day next foloyng it then to be burnte. And yff she dy byfore may day then I will it be solde and the money to be disposyd in messe and dirige for her soule. To Robert Symson my servant, my whyte marche fole and it to sukke to mydlent. And yff he dy before mydlent, I will it be solde and the money to be disposyd in messe and dirige for hys soule. To John Wryght ij rygges and iiij buttes of barly growyng in Newlande felde next to the se. The reste off my goodes and catallys I gyff to Helene my wyff, whome I orden executrix with the supervision of John Claer and he to have for hys labor a yeryng fely.
Also I make my last wyll the [folio 264] same day and date abovenamyd of all my landes. I surrender my house and all my copy holde lande aftyr the custom of the lordes courte and the maner of cuntry to the use and proffyt of Helene my wyff the terme of her lyff. To my wyff ij acres of frelande the terme of her lyff, and after her decease I will it remane to Robert my sone and to hys heyres of hys body, with all my copy holde lande. And yff Robert my sone dy withowt heyres of hys body then I will the sayd lande copy and fre be solde by my supervisor yff he then be a lyve, and yff he be not alyve, I will it be solde by the church wardens and the vicar of Pynchbeke and the on halff of the money to be disposyd in on honest prest to syng in the church of Pynchbek, and the other halffe to be disposyd to pore folkes within the towne of Pynchbek for my soule, my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys. And yff it fortune Helene my wyff to dy before the probacion of thys my will, then I will John Clare be my sole executor. Thes wytnes, Thomas Hyll, prest; John Wryght; Robert Symson; with other moy.
The testament of William Saule [of Theddlethorpe St Helen].
14 August, 1530. I William Saule of the parysh of st Helene of Thedylthorp makes thys my last will or testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Helene. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xxd. To the hygh alter in my parysh church iijs. iiijd. To the buyldyng of the stepill in my parysh church vjs. To John my John [sic] [folio 215]. To Elizabeth, Johanne, and Jane my daughters. To William Garbray. To Thomas Wyghtman. To Catheryne Wyghtman. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff onely to Jenet my wyff and John Salle, my brother, whome I orden my executors that they may well and trewly performe all the premisses for the well of my soule. Hiis testibus, Thomas Gylbe, plebano; Richard Harnas; Robert Bacar; John Hordman; cum aliis.
[Testament of William Cooke [of Swineshead].
15 August, 1530. I William Cooke of Swyneshed makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the parysh church yerde of our Lady of Swyneshead. Also to my mortuary as the law requiryth. To the high alter ther xijd. To euery other alter in the sayd church ijd. To the church warke ther iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the pupyllys and orphans in the house of st Catheryne nygh Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To Robert my sone too kye and xls. To Rose my doughter ij kye. To Alice my doughter ij kye. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Catheryne my wyff, whome I orden executrix that she pay my dettes and also orden and dispose as to the honor of God and the helthe of my soule. Thes wytnes, sir Thomas Garton, vicar of Swyneshed; Richerd Carver of Wygtofte; and Symon Roote of the same.
The testament of Robert Story [of Ludnay].
15 August, 1530. I Robert Story of Ludnay, husbandman, wonnyng in the parysh of Garnthorpe, do make my testament and my last wyll. My body to be buryed within the churche yerde of saynt Clement of Garnthorpe. To the place of Alvyngham for tithys and oblacions forgotten ijs. To the warke of our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the churche of st Clement above namyd iijs. iiijd. To the church of st Peter off Connysholm iijs. iiijd. To the church of saynt Margaret of Wytherne ijs. To the church off [sic] way of Garnthorpe betwene the church and Ludnay ijs. I will have on trentall of messys to be celebrat within the parysh church where my body shall be buryed for the helthe of my soule and all my good frendes soulys. I wyll that the parysh prest shall have for makyng of my will xijd. I will that the gylde prestes of Garnthorp shall have to pray for the helthe of my soule ych on of them a pece viijd. To Margaret and to Helene the doughter [sic] of Roland Colynwoode of Conysholme other of them on yowe hoge. I will that all my goodes bothe moveable and unmoveable be devydyd in to ij partes, the fyrst parte I will that Jenet my wyff shall have aftyr my dethe with all the housholde stuff the wiche I had with her by maryage. I will that the secund parte be devydyd emonges my chyldren by equall porcions by the syght of the supervysors. To Jamys my sonne [folio 217d.]. I will that Edward Madyson of Conysholme and Roland Colynwood of the same and Robert Colynwood of Louthe be supervisors, and they to have a pece ijs. I make Jenet my wyff and Yngram my sonne my lefull executors, and they to se that my body be brought to the grownde [etc.]. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John Pormard; Edward Madyson; Roland Colynwood; Peter Phylipson; with other moy.
Testament of John Akey [of Addlethorpe].
18 August, 1530. I John Akey makes thys my testament and will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of saynt Nicholes of Adylthorpe. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the sacrament for forgottyn tithys xxd. To the reparacion of the high alter of Adylthorp iijs. iiijd. To the church warke of the same xs. To the bellys xijd. To the Trinitie alter in the church of Adylthorp iiijd. To our Lady alter iiijd. To Alice st John alter iiijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in Boston xvjd. To Alice Boston ij yowes wt ther lammys. The resydew off my goodes vnbequethyd my dettes payd my lagaces fulfyllyd and bryngyng me to the grounde, I bequeth to Jenet my wyff, whome I do make my executrix, and Robert Boston my other executor, and he to haue for hys labor vjs. viijd., that they may dispose my goodes for the helthe of my soule as they thynke best by the ouersyght of Water Seyll, my ouerseer, whome I bequeth vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes, sir William Wylliamson, my gostly father; John Wawpyll; Robert More; wt other moy.
Testament of William Flane [of Friskney].
20 August, 1530. I William Flane makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of Fryskney. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the ornamentes of the high alter in Fryskney viijd. To the alter of our Lady in Fryskney churche iiijd. To the rode gylde vjd. To Corpus Xp'i alter in Fryskney churche iiijd. To sancte Nicholes alter in Fryskney churche iiijd. To the church warkes of Fryskney xijd. To the iiij housys of the frerys in Boston, ich house to have xijd. To Isabell and Margaret my doughters. The resydue of my goodes I will Jenet my wyff and Hugh Gote pay my dettes and dispose it for my father soule and my mother soule and for all crysten soulys and the sayd Hugh Gote to haue iijs. iiijd. for hys labor. Wytnes herof, John Waylle, chapland; John Cokke; Richerd Kygges; with other moy.
Thys is the last will of me William Flane, mayd and wrytten the day aboue namyd: that I will Jenet my wyff haue my house with the lande therto perteynyng and on pese of land called Ayr Marce the terme of her lyff and then it to retorne to my heyres. Wytnes aboue namyd.
Testament of Henry Hall [of Holton by Beckering].
20 August, 1530. I Henry Hall of Howton in Bekeryng, seke of body, makes my last will or testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerd of All Haloys of Howton. To the high alter of the same for all my forgotten tithys xijd. To the hygh alter of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady warkes iiijd. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to Isabell my wyff to dispose for the helthe of my soule and to the bryngyng up of my chylder, whome I make my full executrix. Wytnes herof, sir Thomas Galas; sir Thomas Curtas; sir Richard Forboson; Richerd Jonson; with other moy.
The testament of Thomas Walgrave [of Horbling].
20 August, 1530. I Thomas Walgrave of Horblyng makyth thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Androy in Horblyng. I gyff for my mortuary as the acte doth admyt by the lawe and the custome that now is. To the high alter for tithys forgottyn xijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To the pore chyldren of st Catheryne ijd. To the reparacion of Horblyng church xvjd. To on hable preste to say iij messys for me xijd. To my eldest sonne. To my other sonne. To my eldest doughter Johan on wytte qwye, and to Emmot my doughter on blake qwye. To Jayn on browne qwye. To Elizabeth my doughter. To the chylde that my wyff is withall. The resydewe to Helene my wyff, whome I make my executrix to kepe and to gyde my chylder to they be off age to gyde them selffe and ther goodes, and the resydewe sche to dispose as she thynkes best for the well of my soule and all crysten soulys. In wytnes herof, sir Richerd Baynton; Henry Atwyk; Richerde Palmer; with moy.
The testament of John Yong [of Addlethorpe].
24 August, 1530. I John Yong of Ardylthorp in Ingolmelles do make my will and my testament the wich was wryttyn of st Bartholomew day last past 1530 [folio 231d.]. To be buryed in the churche of Ardelthorpe of st Nicholes before the goode roode, and therto I do gyff unto the same churche warke of Ardylthorpe in Yngolmelles vjs. viijd. To the parson or hys depute for my forgottyn tythys of the same churche xijd. To the parson of st Peter in Yngolmelles for my forgottyn tithys xijd. To the church warke of st Peter in Yngolmelles vjs. viijd. To the high alter warke of st Nicholes in Ardylthorp iijs. iiijd. To the bellys of the same churche in Ardylthorp xijd. To the high alter warke in Yngolmelles xijd. To the holy relikes of Ingolmelles iiijd. To Hoggesthorp churche bellys xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xxd. To my brother, Henry Yong, of Chapyll st Lenerde of the parysh of Mumby x yowes as they do rune, to hym and hys chylder. To my said brother of the same for to aray hys chylder withall xvijl. of the wight of woolle lokkes ready welyd and tasyd in a pooke, a nelne of lynyng, [etc.]. To Thomas Yong, my brother, of Holand, x yowes as they do rune, a standyng bed with stapalles upon it, ij skynnys of wylde lether and lynyng unto them, my jerkyn, [etc.]. To Agnes Yong, my syster. Also all other thynges that be not gyffyn I putt at my executors gydyng for the helthe of my soule and all my good frend soulys after the last mynde and will of me John Yong, and for to let all my fermyng landes and tenementes and all other meyffabules vnto the best, and for to bryng me furth to the erthe aftyr my last will and that yt dothe remayn furthe anend and all other thynges fulfyllyd spente and done aftyr my last wyll and [folio 232] mynde and performyd then as farforthe as my goodes will do performe and streche aftyr the terme days of my fermyd landes be spente and done or a fore, and yff my executors dothe please them as sone as the money may be mayd redy, for to set a preste for to pray and syng in the churche of Ardylthorp in Ingolmelles as far as it will go for the helthe of my soule, my fader and my moder, and all my benefactors soules yt God will haue prayd for, whome her I do make my executors Mr Anthony Marys, jentylman, and Robert Thore, and ether of them to haue for ther labors vjs. viijd. Yff so be that master Anthony Marys and Robert Thore willnot take it apon them forto occupy for me, then I do make my brother, Henry Yong, and my brother, Thomas Yong, for to be my executors in ther place or in ther rowmys her apon. Thyes men beryng wytnes, in presence sir John, chaplayn, yt mayd thys will and wrote it wt hande; John Thorpe; and Thomas Cokson. To Margaret Addyson. To Marion Scalflet. Item he that dothe make my grave iiijd. To the ryngers every on of them ijd. And the berers of me John Yong for to have every man of them that dothe carry me unto the churche iiij of them ijd.
Testament of William Goodhale [of Scottlethorpe].
30 August, 1530. I William Goodhale of Scotylthorp in the parysh of Edenham, gentilman, make my testament and to be buryed where it shall please God, at the discrestion of my executors. Also for my mortuary that that the lawe dothe require. To our Lady warke of Lincoln vjd. To the high alter off Edenham for tithynges forgotten ijs. To the high alter of Irnham xijd. To the high alter of Castelbitham xijd. To our Lady gylde of Edenham vs. To the Trinite gylde of Irnham vjd. To the chapell of Scotilthorpe vjd. To the reparacions of the Southebryg of Edenham xijd. To the sepulcer light of Edenham xxd. To my brother Thomas. I will that my housholde stuff be equally partyd emong my chyldren by the discrestion of my executors. I will that every on of my doughters have xxl. to be payd at the days of ther mariages or ellys within suche space as it may be conveniently levied of suche goodes and landes as I have sett to the performance of thys my last will. And yff it fortune that any of my doughters decease before the days of ther mariages, as God defende, that then ther parte or partes do cum to the use of Cristofer my sonne if he lyff and cum to the age of xxjty yeres. And yff he decease before the sayd age then that the sayd money and partes be disposyd by my executors for the well of my soule, Margaret and Catheryne my wyffes, for my father soule and my mother soule, Henry Grymesby soule, and Elizabeth soule, and all crysten soulys; prouydyd alway that my sayd doughters be orderyd as concernyng ther mariages by my executors and other of my frendes, or ellys they to have no parte of thes my bequestes. I will that a discrete preste do celebrat and serve for me, my wyffes, my fader and mother, Henry Grymesby and Elizabeth, and all crysten soulys one yere, and the sayd preste to have to hys stypend iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. Also I will that a trentall be done for me at the day of my buryall yff it may be done. I wytt to the reparacions of the bellys of Edenham xxd. I wytt to the churche of Edenham my chamlet gowne to make a cope apon yff the parysh will do the costes thereon. I will that my feoff[s] of my landes stande and be seasyd of and in my landes aud tenementes with all ther appurtenaunces iu the townys and feldys of Edenham, Scotilthorpe, Witham, and Boleby to the use of me the sayd William Goodhale and Anne my wyff for the terme of our lyffes naturall and the longer lyffer of us, and aftyr our deceasys to the use of my executors to the performance of my will, and then to remayne to my right heyres. And also I will that my sayd feoffes stande and be seasyd off and in all my other landes and tenementes with all ther appurtenaunces within the countie of Lincoln for the space of xiij yeres to the use and performance of my wyll and testament, and aftyr the sayd terme of xiij yeres to the use off my right heyres. Provyded alway that yff it please God that Cristofer my sonne lyff unto that he cum to the age of xxjty yeres, that then the issues and proffyttes of Creton, Cownthorpe, Castelbitham, and Lytle Bitham cum and remayn vnto the use of the sayd Xp'ofer, and in the meanetyme the sayd Xp'ofer to be at the rewle and order of my executors. All the resydew of my goodes to be at the disposicion of sir John Thymolby, knyght, and Thomas Tyler, yoman, whome I make executors, [etc.]. In the presence of sir Henry Salmon, parysh preste; sir Peter Gray and sir Walter Basse, prestes; with other moy.