Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of William Nudyke [of Whaplode].
3 October, 1530. I William Nudyke of Whaplode, seke of body, make thys my last will. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of Whaplode. To the high altare iiijd. To the church warkes of Whaplode ijd. To every altare in the churche jd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd., and to the chyldren of st Catheryns ijd. To Agnes my wyff one acre of lande lying of the west of Hasbych gate, and aftyr her decease to Margaret my doughter to her and to her heyres of her body. If Margaret my doughter decease or that she cum at laufull age, I will the sayd lande shall be solde be the vyse of the churchwardons to the behoyff of the church warkes. The resydew of my goodes I put them to the disposicion of Agnes my wyff, whome I make my executrix for to bring me forthe, [etc.]. Wytnes herof, sir Thomas Seytton, capellanus; John Thaker; Alane Howyll; Charlys Male; with other moy.
The testament of William Conne [of Nettleton].
4 October, 1530. I William Conne of Netylton, makes my will. I wyt my soule to God allmyghty, [etc.]. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of st John in Netylton. I wyt to the high alter in Netilton church iiijd. I wyt to st John in Netylton church iiijd. I wyt to our Lady warke in Lincoln iiijd. The resydue of my goodes not wyt I make Elizabeth my wyff executrix, and Robert Cottyngham of Cadney supervisor. Thes men wytnes, Xp'ofer Smyth; Robert Jonson; John Colby.
The testament of Robert Helde [of Waltham].
4 October, 1530. I Robert Helde of Waltham makes my testament. My body to be buryd within the church of All Halloys of Waltham with that that is dew to the church aftyr the law. To the high alter wythin the church of Waltham for forgottyn tithys xijd. To the bellys in the sayd churche xijd. To our mother church of Lincoln vjd. To our Lady warkes in the sayd church vjd. To the church of Bradley vjd. To the church of Granesby iiijd. To the church of Thoresby vjd. I wyll that ther be done within the church of Waltham a trentall of messes for the helth of my soule. The resydew of my goodes I wyll that Agnes my wyff have and occupy them for the terme of her lyff, and aftyr that I will that John Helde, my sonne, and William Campyon, my sone in lawe, have and devyde evynly. I make my executors Agnes Helde my wyff and sir John Clerke, and the sayd sir John Clarke to have for hys pane vjs. viijd. Wytnes herof, sir William Yeff; Thomas Vincent; Simond Howson; George Moryson; with other moy.
The testament of James Bargeyn [of Moulton].
6 October, 1530. I Jamys Bargeyn of Molton, seke of body, makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of Multon. I bequeth in the name of my mortuary that the lawe will requyre. To the high alter in Multon church for tithys forgottyn xijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln viijd. To st Catheryne without the wallys in Lincoln iiijd. To iij commen lyghttes in Multon church every on of them ijd. To the church warke of Multon viijd. To Jane my wyff a pastre callyd Wyghttes Grene the terme of her lyff, and after her dethe I will that the forsayd pastre remayn vnto Bennyt Vpplay aftyr the custome of the lord schyp, the wich pastre afore namyd I do surrender to the handes of Robert Herbe to the behoyff of Jane my wyff. The resydewe off all my goodes to Jane my wyff, whome I make my hole executrice, [etc.]. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Xp'ofer Wryght; Robert Herbe; William Crosse; with other moy.
The testament of Robert Gylman [of Coleby].
6 October, 1530. I Robert Gylman of Colby, seke in body, makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryd in the church of All Halloys of Colby before our Lady alter. To the high alter of Colby for forgottyn tithys iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To the bellys of Colby vjd. To the rode light of Colby ijd. To st Catheryns light ijd. To st Margaretes light jd. To our Lady light of Colby vjs. viijd. To Margery my sonne doughter. To John Goffe my servant. To Jenet my servant. I will that the resydue of my goodes be devydyd in too partes, the on parte to Jenet my wyff and the other parte to be solde and a prest to syng for my soule as far as it will extende. And as for my sonne William had hys thyrde parte when he was maryd he was content at the makyng of my will. Wyth the supervision of sir Thomas Thomson and John Goffe my brother, and they to have for ther labors, to the sayd sir Thomas ijs., and my brother a quarter barly. Thes wytnes, sir Thomas Thomson; John Kylham Thomas Thorpe; Richerd Jesoppe; John Thorpe; with other mov.
The testament of Agnes Sore [of Waddington].
6 October, 1530. I Agnes Sore of the parysh of Wadyngton, vidoy, makyth my wyll. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of Wadyngton. To the high alter viijd. To sir Thomas my brother my husband best dooblet, [etc.]. To sir Robert my gostly father xxd. For my husband v messys. My best kyrchyff to the churche for a corparax. To Betterys Home my best kyrtyll, a grene coverlyt, [etc.]. To Margery my servand my rownd gowne, ij smokkes, too kyrchyffes, and a napurne. To Robert my brother a shod wayn, [etc.]. To Thomas Sore. To Thomas Vavesor. To Richerd Whyte wyff. To John Mylner doughter a yerde of hardyn clothe. To Elizabeth Sutton a yerde of hardyn clothe. The reste of all my goodes to my bretherne William, John, and George, whome I make my executors to dispose for my soule, my husband soule, and all crysten soulys, in the church of Wadyngton, as they shall thynke moste necessary. Wytnes, sir Robert Johnson; Robert Wyram; with other.
The testament of Agnes Yong [of Hogsthorpe].
1530. I Agnes Yong of Hoggesthorp, seke of body, makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of our blessyd Lady of Hoggesthorpe, and that thyng that the law will require to be my mortuary. To the reparacions of the pyx iiijd. To the high alter of Hoggesthorp for tithys forgotten iiijd. To the bellys of Hoggesthorp xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln a sylver broche and ijd. To our Lady in the high quere of Hoggesthorp iiijd. To our Lady of Piety in the same churche iiijd. To Alice, Elizabeth, and Jenet my doughters. To Richerd and Robert my sonnes. To Thomas Swete, Henry Swete, and Robert Swete. To Jenet Shellys a coffer. The resydewe to William my sonne, whome I make my executor to dispose for the helth of my soule and all crysten soulys. Wytnes therof, sir Henry Goodwyne; Thomas Lordwyn; John Page; with other moy.
The testament of Richard Busche [of Leverton].
8 October, 1530. I Richard Busche of Leverton makes my testament and last wyll. I bequeth my sole to almyghty God, to his moder saint Mary, [etc.]. My body to be buryd in the churche yard of Leverton. I bequeth for my mortuary as the law will requyre. To the ornamentes of the hy awtur ther iiijd. To the parsonys of Leverton to be prayd for and forgoten tythes on cow and to ever [sic] other awtur yn the same churche ijd. To our Lady of Pete on shepe. To the churchwarkes of Leverton xs. To the churche warkes of Leeke iijs. iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To st Katerins ijd. To the iiij orders of Frees [sic] in Boston on quartar of barlay. To Elisabethe Coke. To every on of my god chylderne iiijd. To Thomas Busche and Jenet hys sister on calfe. To Richard Busche on cow calfe. To Agnes Busche, my god chyld. To Robert Pyg. To Richard Busche the yongar. To Alice Strubbe. To John Busche the elder vjs. viijd. To Water Busche [folio 386d.] my sone all my landes howsys and tenementes lyyng in Leverton, Benyngton, Leeke, and also in any other placce within the covnte of Lyncoln, to him and to his heres and assins. The resedew of my goodes to Water Busche, my sone, whom I make my executur, [etc.], to dyspose for my sole helthe as he thinkyth shal be most ples' to God, desiring John Busche the elder to helpe to bryng me forthe at my bereyng, and after to medyll no more with no part of my goodes. Thes witnesse, sir Richard Shepard, parson of the north part of the churche of Leverton; sir Robart Symson; John Busche; and John Croft; with other.
The testament of Robert Sparke [of Timberland].
8 October, 1530. I Robert Sparke of Tymberland parysh, makes my last will. My body to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of st Androy of Tymberlande. To the high alter off Tymberlande for forgottyn tithys viijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the reparacions of Tymberlande kyrke vjs. viijd. To the convent of Tupholme xxvjs. viijd., wich the abbot of Tupholme ought afore tyme to me. To Margaret Kyme. The resydue of my goodes to John Sparke, my sone, and to Jenet my wyff, whome I make my executors. I will that sir Robert Dawke be the supervisor. Wytnes herof, sir Robert Dawke, my gostly father; Xp'ofer Grene; Thomas Grevelay; with other moy.
The testament of William Johnson [of Bratoft].
10 October, 1530. I William Jonson of Bratofte, makes my last will. My body to be buryd within the churchyerde of Bratofte of saintes Peter and Pall, and my mortuary as the law requiryth. To the high alter of the same xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To Bratofte kyrke iijs. iiijd. To be delte at my buryall xxs. To Julyan Jonson xl. To Catheryne my wyff all my landes duryng the tyme of her lyff, and the thyrde parte off all my goodes, and then I will that the forsayd landes go to my doughters and ther chylder laufull begotten of ther bodys, that is for to say to Alice, Jenet, Isabell, and Julyan. The resydue of my goodes to Catheryne my wyff, whome I make my executrix, that she dispose them for the helth of my soule and all my good frendes soulys; and Thomas Symson of Waynfforth to be my supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir William Pygot; sir Edwarde Hamond.
The testament of Barnard Richman [of Tallington].
10 October, 1530. I Bernarde Richman of Tallyngton, makes my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of Tallyngton. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high alter of Tallyngton iiijd. To sepulcre light of Tallyngton iij strykes of barly. To our Lady light and st Laurence light ij strykes of barly each. To our Lady of Pety and st Thomas light on stryke of barly each. To my servantes ij strykes of barly. I will that my burying day my vijth day and the xxxty day my wyff shall deale halpeny breade for my soule. I will that my wyff purches me the pardon of the gylde of Boston. The resydue of my goodes not bequethyd I will they be in the disposicion of Alice my wyff, who I make my full executrix, and John Hadden of Brasborow supervisor. Thes wytnessys, Richerd Watson; Henry Rak; and other moy.
The testament of William Wylson [of Denton].
10 October, 1530. I William Wylson of Denton, husbandman, makes my testament, [etc.]. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of the holy appostell st Androy in Denton. To the high altare of Denton a yow hogge. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To William my sonne. To Thomas my sone. To Jenet my doughter. The resydewe of my goodes to Helene my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dyspose them to the welthe of my soule. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Thomas Hawkyn; Adam Foster; William Woodroff; Thomas Clyfton; William Jellyan; and other.
The testament of W. Horncasstell [of Laceby].
12 October, 1530. I William Horncastell, of Laceby, husbandman, makes my will. My body to be buryed in the churche garthe of Laceby. To the high alter of the sayd churche viijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln viijd. I will that ther be done for me a trentall of messys. To the church warke of Laceby vs. To Xp'ofor Horncastell, my sonne. To Hugh Ansell. To Elizabeth Betneff. To John Betneff. The resydue of my goodes to Emmot my wyff, the wich I make my executrix. Thes men wytnes, Thomas Betneff; John Hogeson; Richarde Pycarde.
The testament of T. Crosby [of Hougham].
13 October, 1530. I Thomas Crosby of Hougham, makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerd of All Haloys off Hougham. To the high alter of Hougham iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To William Crosby, my broder. The resydue of my goodes to Elizabeth my wyffe, the wich I make executrix that she may dispose for the well of my soule. I will that Thomas Denton and William Harvy be the supervisors, and ether off them to have for ther labor iijs. iiijd. Thes wytnes, sir John Wymarke, prest; John Crosby; Thomas Denton; William Harvy; William Crosby; with oder moy.
The testament of Richard Lacan [of Ludborough].
13 October, 1530. I Richerd Lacan late of Ludburgh makes settes and ordens thys to be my last testament and will. My body to be buryd within the qwere of my parysh churche of our Lady of Ludburgh, and it to be at the discrestion of my executors. I will that of all my goodes moveables that my dettes be payd. To my curat for my tithys forgottyn ijs. To the warke of the monastery of our mother church of Lincoln xvjd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the warke of my parysh churche vs. I will that sir Robert Fen, hermet of Ludburgh, say a trentall for my soule. To Jenet Lacan my wyff all my hole housys and landes [etc.], [folio 323d.] with all other the appurtenances therto belongyng within the townys and feldys of Ludburgh, Burton Stater, and in all other placys within the shyer of Lincoln, for the bryngyng up of my chylder, duryng the terme of her lyff naturall, so that she sufficiently mayntene and upholde all and every houses and landes; and aftyr the decease of Jenet my wyff to remayn unto my right heyres of my body. To John Lacan, Thomas Lacan, and to Richerd Lacan, my sonnes, xxl. equally to be shyfftyd emong them when thay cum to laufull age. And yf it fortune enny of thes iij chyldren to decease or that they be at laufull age, then I wyll that ther partes remayn unto them that be lyffyng. And yff it fortune that they all departe thys present lyff or that they be at laufull age, then I will that thys xxl. be disposyd at the discrestion of my executors, and they to dispose for the helthe of my soule; provydyd allway that when it shall fortune Jenet my wyff to marry withall I will that he be bounde strongly in obligacion with sufficient sewertyes for the payment of the forsayd xxl. accordyng to thys my last [will], or ellys the sayd xxl. to be delyveryd owt of her handes afore that she be maryed by the vice and discrestion of Thomas Foster of Louth, John Rode the yonger, and sir George Soke my broder. To Mare my syster xs. To Anne my syster xxs. To Catheryne Sysson. To Elizabeth Bavys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Jenet my wyff, whome I make on of my executors, and Thomas Foster of Louthe for to be another, gyffyng onely to hym for hys labor xxs. I bequeth to Jenet my wyff to occupy and have the parsonages of Ludburgh the wich I have takyn by indentur of mr George Gylys, parson off Ludburgh, for the terme and space of vj yeres fully to be endyd as more playnly dothe appere by hys indentur. Thes beryng wytnes, mr George Gylys, parson of Ludburgh; John Cayd; Roger Fysher; Thomas Elfyn; Richerd Cayd; sir Robert Fen, hermet of Ludburgh; with other moy.
The testament of Janne Enderby [of Manby].
14 October, 1530. I Jenet Enderby of Manby make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of our blessyd Lady of Manby. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high alter of Manby iiijd. To the gylde of our Lady of Manby xijd. To John Lorland, my servant, xijd. To my mother a rownde gowne, [etc.]. To Hogeson wyff. To Ryby wyff of Hatton. To Thomas Dyconson wyffe. To Richerd Diconson wyff. To John Fodergyll wyff. To Herryson wyff. To [folio 267d.] my too goddoughters. To my chylder. Also it is my wyll that a pare of my beades go to our Lady of Lincoln. The resydewe of my goodes not wyt I gyff to John Fodergyll to dispose for my soule after hys own mynde. Thes wytnes, John Roland; Elizabeth Redhed; Katheryne Henryson; Agnes Glentham; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 19 November, 1530, by the executor. (fn. 1)
The testament of William Frauncys [of Rippingale].
14 October, 1530. I William Frauncys of Repyngall make and orden my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church of Repyngall dedicat in the honor of st Androy the appostyll. To the parsons of the sayd churche ther to pray for my soule at the high alter xijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xijd. To the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryne of Lincoln xijd. I bequeth on cowe to the churche of Repyngall to kepe my yere day. To the church of Repyngall on seme of barly. To the bellys of Repyngall xijd. To the roode within the church of Repyngall xijd. To the roode lyght xijd. I bequeth on schepe to our Lady light off Pety. To st Peter light halff a seame of malte. To John Burton. To Henry Burton. To John my servant. To William Burton. To Robert Clypson. To Margaret my doughter. I bequeth on trentall of messys to be sayd for the helth of my soule. I bequeth on di. trentall off messys for the helthe of John Toller soule. The resydewe of my goodes to Robert Frauncys, my sonne, and to Margaret Frauncys, my doughter, whome I orden executors. I will that John Cade be supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Xp'ofer Peyll, my gostly father; John Obbyn; John Clypson; John Cade; and Robert Lawe.
The testament of Thomas Bottery [of Pinchbeck].
1530 a.d. I Thomas Bottery of Pynchbek do make my last will. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of Pynchbek. To the high alter ther for tithys forgotten xijd. To every alter in the sayd church iiijd. To the light of King Henry viijd. To st John alter a flaxen schete. To the church warke of Lincoln vjd. To st Catheryns iiijd. I will ther be bestowyd at my buryall day vijs. also at my vij day iijs. iiijd. I will my executor cause to syng for me at Scali celi v messys. To my brother my gowne and my dooblet, also to hys wyff a kyrchyff not mayd. To my awne syster my best kyrchyff and my best red cappe. To my god sun, the sonne of my brother, a rose and a bell of sylver. To my brother sonne. To John Eben my god sun a george of sylver. To Alice Tylson, Agnes Tylson, Jenet Tylson, and Thomas Tylson. To every on of my syster chylder a peeloy bere. To the eldest of my brothers chyldren a brasse pan, and to every on off hys other chylder a pewter platter yff they cum for them [folio 261d.] wt in thys yere, orellys I will all suche thynges bequethyd to my chylder and her syster and my brother chyldren be solde be my executor and the money takyn for it to be disposyd to pore people. To Xp'ofor Balanke my blew cote. To Jenet Shomaker. To the wyff of Xp'ofor Balanke a rale, a whyte purs wt on ryng havyng a harte of sylver of the same ryng. To Symon Thorpe a canvys dooblet. To Thomas Iogson. To Robert Hall. The resydew of my goodes I wyll that they be seen and prasyd by my nyghbors and the money for them takyn I will it be disposyd by Xp'ofer Balanby [sic], whome I make my executor. Thes wytnes, Thomas Hyll, prest; John Claie; and other moy.
The testament of W. Broxham [of Owersby].
20 October, 1530. I William Broxham of Owresby makes my wyll or testament. My body to be buryd in the kyrkgarth of st Martyn. I wyt to our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. I wyt to the high alter of st Martyn at Owresby iiijd. To the kyrke warke of Owresby xijd. To Robert Broxham, my sonne, a qwy, [etc.]. I will that my goodes be devydyd when that my will is fulfyllyd, [etc.], and the one parte or halffe I gyff to William Broxham, my sone, and the [folio 328d.] other parte or halffe I gyff to Alyson my wyff, [whom] I make my executors. I will that Robert Broxham, my sonne, be supervisor yff he will. Thes men to wytnes, John Lammyng, prest; John Coper; William Wellys; and other moy.
[The testament of Hugh Alleley of Scawthorpe].
26 October, 1530. I Hew (fn. 2) Alleley off Scalthorpe in the parriche off Scotter maykes thys my last wyll and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche ȝered of sanct Petur off Scotter aforsayd. I bequeth in the name off my mortuary as the (fn. 3) requireth. To the hyght alter ther for tythes forgotten vjd. To the churche warkes off sanct Petur aforesayd ijs. To the warkes of ower moder churche of ower blyssed Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the blyssed hed off Sanct Hew (fn. 2) off Lincoln iiijd. To Wylliam my son. To my syster Isabell. To Robert Alleley, my broder. To Putur (fn. 4) Yorke, my fader in lawe. To Jenat Yorke, (fn. 5) my syster in lawe. The resydew to Isabell my wyff, Wylliam Alleley, Thomas Alleley, and Marget Alleley, my chyldren, qwhome I make my executores for to dyspose for the helth of my soulle my frendes soulles and all crysten soulles. Thes wyttnes, Henry Brugke, (fn. 6) chaplayn and curatt; Wylliam Alleley; and Wylliam Atkynson; with other moo.
The testament of John Donham, prest [of Driby].
28 October, 1530. I John Donham, chauntry preste in Dryby, makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the chapell of our Lady in the parysh churche of Dryby. And in place of my mortuary as the rate porcion of my goodes commyth to. I will the curat of the churche off Dryby have vjd. to say messe and dyrige for my soule and all crysten soulys. And also to fyve honest prestes to say v messys of the v woundes of our Lord God xxd. To the high altare ther xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To my brother, Thomas Donham, xlty shyllynges, [etc.]. To Elizabeth Donham, the doughter of the sayd Thomas Donham, thre pare of schetes wt one sperver of dornyx, iiij sylver sponys, and a pare off beades of ivery, a basyn, a hyngyng laver, and xxvjs. viijd., [etc.]. To Margaret Donham, syster to the sayd Elizabeth Donham, ij sylver sponys and xxs., [etc.]. I will yff that other of thes too systers dy afore they [folio 381] cum to yeres of discrestion, that is for to say afore they be maryed, that she that overlyvyth have all, and yff they bothe dy the father of them, Thomas Donham, to have the hole, and yff he dy afore them I will my executors sell it and dispose it for our soulys and all crysten soulys. I will my gownys and my bokes be solde and the money disposyd for my soule and all crysten soulys. To Norryn college xiijs. iiijd. Also the resydue of my goodes I bequeth to sir John Taylor, the parson of Enderby, and to sir Henry Gray, the parson of Somersby, wich I make my executors, and I bequeth to ether of them for ther labors xs. Wytnes herof, sir John Smyth, chauntry prest of Dryby aforesayd; Thomas Pyper of the same; with other.