Lincoln Wills: Volume 3, 1530-1532. Originally published by British Record Society, London, 1930.
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The testament of Richard Fowle [of Silk Willoughby].
The feast of All Saints, 1530. I Richerd Fowle of Willoby makyth my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde. To the high alter of the same iiijd. To the gyltyng of the sepulcre at Silk Wyllughby iijs. iiijd., and to thenduyng of a light to the sayd sepulcre iijs. iiiid. To the sayd churche iij kye and money to the valewe of xls. to thenduyng and fyndyng of a yerly obbyt for my soule, the soule of Alice my wyff, and for all crysten soulys. To the churche warke of our Lady at Lincoln viijd. To the chyldren of John Gull. I will that iij messys be celebrat at Scala celi at Boston for my soule and the saulys of my fader and mother. To Symkyn Cresy the bed that I ly in, my warke days rayment, and a potte with butter. To Jenet Stokys. To Isabell Wyltyn. To Agnes Rawe the yonger. To Garardes doughtter of Demylby an arke, [etc.]. To Dykes wyff. To Robert Margery doughtter. To Thomas Peyrson iijs. iiijd., and to Robert Margery vjs. viijd. of that money that he dothe owe to me, whome I make my executors. The resydewe of my goodes I will that the sayd Thomas and Robert dispose for the well of my soule. Thes wytnes, Thomas Peyrson; Robert Margery; John Gull; William Colyar; with other.
The testament of Robert Carter [of Burgh le Marsh].
5 November, 1530. I Robert Carter of Burgh makes my testament. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of st Peter of Burgh. To the reparacions of the sayd churche xls. To our Lady gylde iijs. iiijd. To the Trinite gylde iijs. iiijd. To the high altare for forgottyn tithes xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady warke iiijd. To Thomas my sonne vjl. xiijs. iiijd. To William my sonne vjl. xiijs. iiijd. [folio 378d.] To Margaret my doughter xl. And yff any of thes departe before they be of laufull age then I will that they be buryed honestly with parte of the money, and the resydue to be equally devydyd emonges them that lyffes. And yff it happyn so that all departe before they be of laufull age then I will that vjl. xiijs. iiijd. be equally devydyd emonges the chylder of Xp'ofer Carter, and other vjl. xiijs. iiijd. be equally devydyd emonges the chylder of William Palmer. To my mother xxs. To my syster Palmer a pare of beades wych was my fathers. To my syster, Dame Agnes, xiijs. iiijd. To my syster Argram too elnys of my best worstyd. To Anthony Palmer. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff to Julyan my wyff. Also I will set owt my x acres lande to the terme that xxl. be receyvyd therapon to the payng of my dettes and to the burying of my body, [etc.], and aftyr the xxl. be takyn clerely and receyvyd then I gyff to William my sonne iiij acres lande callyd Norams land to hym and hys heyr for ever. I make Julyan my wyff, sir William Bosten, Xp'ofer Carter my executors, and other of them to have for ther labor to helpe my wyff xiijs. iiijd., and William Palmer to be the supervisor and he to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes, sir John Peychyll; Wylliam Peycok; William Mawnus; with other moy.
The testament of W. Sherpe [of Gonerby].
5 November, 1530, 21 Henry VIII. I William Sherp of Gonwardby makes my testament and last will. [folio 308]. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Sebastian of Gonwardby. To the vicars of Grantham in dischargyng of my conscience for my mortuary as the lawe will. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the high alter of Gonwarby xijd. To the church warke of Gonwardby xxd. To the churche warke of Grantham xijd. To the frerys of Grantham to syng a trentall in Gonwarby churche for my soule xs. To Margery Maryot, my servant. To Crystian Mere, my doughter, iiij sylver sponys. To Richerd my sonne. To Richerd Maryot. To the chylder of Robert Sherp, my sonne, lately deceasyd, and to the chyldren of William Meres and Peter Blak. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff to Richerd Sherp, my sone, whome I make executor. And I beseche my wellbeluffyd kynsman and frende Robert Sherp of Baroughby, to be supervysor, and I gyff him for hys labor all chargys borne clerely vjs. viijd. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Mathewe Gybson; William Meres; William Spragen; and other many moy.
The testament of W. Kyme [of West Ashby].
6 November 1530. I William Kyme of Ashby iuxta Horncastre makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys of Ashby, and my mortuary as the law requyrys. To our Lady of Lincoln warke ijd. To the hygh alter of Ashby pro decimis oblitis xxd. To Nether Toynton church xijd. To Thomas Kendall my best cote to be good frende to my wyff. To Elizabeth my doughter. To Johanne my doughter. To Margaret my doughter. I will that yff on of my doughters decease afore she cum to lawfull age, [etc.]. To Margaret my wyff the house and the lande that I toke by indenture of John Gose for the terme of my yeres, wich I make my executrix. These being witnesses, sir Henry Parker of Ashby; Henry Smyth of the same; and John Hyll; with others of Ashby.
The testament of sir Richard Robertson [of Leake].
6 November, 1530. I Richerd Roberdson, chauntry prest of Leek, [folio 230] makes my testament, [etc.]. My body to be buryed in the kyrke of Leek, in the name of my mortuary as custome requiryth. To the adournyng of the high alter in Leek kyrke iiijd. To st Laurence alter iiijd. To the vicar for forgottyn tithys xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To st Catheryne ijd. To the makyng of the new steple at Leeke xijd. To the reparacion of Leuerton kyrke iijs. iiijd. I will have on trentall sayd in Leek kyrke for my soule and all crystyn soulys. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Margaret Dalby, my servant, whome I make my executrix, with sir Thomas Paynson, mr of the chauntry, supervisor. Thies wytnes, sir John Grene, vicar; sir John Westemellys; William Whetley; William Groscroft; and Thomas Kewyng; with other moy.
The testament of John Wylliamson [of Osgodby by Kirkby].
6 November, 1530. I John Wylliamson of Hosgodby in the parysh of Kyrkby makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Andrew of Kyrkby aforesayd. To the high alter of st Andrew iij strykes barly. To our Lady warke of our mother churche in Lincoln iiijd. To the high alter in the same iiijd. To our Lady frerys in Lincoln viijd. To the Gray frerys of Grymesby vjd. and to the Augustyn frerys vjd. To Xp'ofer Wylliamson. To the Trinite gylde on yew hogge. To Gylys Wylliamson on qwye calffe. To Rawffe Williamson. To Edon Nettylham. To every on of my god barnys. Also on trentall of messys to be done for my soule and all my good frendys soulys. To Thomas and Richerd Williamson, my sonnys, all my corne. To Agnes Williamson, my doughter, halffe my inward housholde stuff, and Thomas my sonne and Richerd to have the other halffe. I will that all my other goodes be devydyd in thre partes, on parte to Thomas Williamson, a nother parte to Richerd Williamson, and the thyrde parte to Agnes Wylliamson. I will that the forsayd Thomas and Richerd Williamson be my full executors. Thes beyng wytnes, John Martyn; William Martyn; and Richerd Harde.
[The testament of William Rawyn of Laughton].
7 November, 1530. I Wylliam Rawyn, syke in body, makes my wyl. My body to be buryed in the churcheȝerde of All Sanctes in Layghton. (fn. 1) To the hye awter iiijd. To the churche of Layghton (fn. 1) iiijd. All the resydew of my guddes I gyff to my chyldren and I make Wylliam Corsay and Thomas my full executores. Thes men beryng wittnes, sir Robert Talyour, (fn. 2) curatt; Wylliam Halluell; with other moo.
The testament of Henry Baxter of Cathorpe.
8 November, 1530. I Henry Baxter off Cathorpe, seke of body, make my testament. My body to be buryed wt in the parysh church of st Vincent of Cathorpe. [folio 234d.] To the mother churche of Lincoln vjd. To the warkes thereof vjd. To the high alter wt in the sayd churche of Cathorp for tithes forgottyn iiijd. To the parysh churche of Barlay vjs. viijd. To Richard Alee my gray mare. To Robert Aunger my donne colte. To William Gregby a fylly to the vse of my godsun hys sun. To sir Rayff Parker a yong stag as I have informyd Agnes Bardall to delyver hym. To Diones Terre the mare that strayd to Grantham. To Thomasyne Bardall the house that George Ellome, tayller, dwellyth in dewryng the yeres that I have taken by copy of courte rolle after the custome of thys maner; also yf so be that she will be well governyd aftyr hyr mother fyve markes yf so be that my stoke wyll rase it aftyr my dettes be all payd and my will all fulfyllyd. Also I will that ther shall a preste syng a trentall for my soule and all my good frendes soulys and all crysten soulys, and the sayd preste to have xs. Also I will that my executors cause to be songe fyve messes at Scala celi other at Boston or Lincoln as they thynke best. The resydewe of all my goodes not bequethyd and all my copyes aftyr the custome of thys maner I gyff to Agnes Bardall, the wyffe of Thomas Bardall, the wich Agnes I orden executryx to dyspose them for my soule, and Wylliam Leeke, gentylman, to be coadiutor to her and supervysor of the same. Thes wytnesses, sir Rayff Parker, curet of Cathorpe; Richerd Alee; Robert Awnger, yoman; Thomas Garnet, yoman; with other moy.
The testament of John Gunbe [of Wragby].
8 November, 1530. I John Gunbe in the parysh off Wragby doth make my will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of All Halloys in Wragby, my mortuary as the order of the churche and custome is. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the high alter of All Saintes within the churche of Wragby xijd. To Jenet Gunby, my wyff, ij borde clothys and fowr towellys, [etc.]. To Dorothe Sowt. To Richerd Gunbe, my sonne one bowe, and the best whete lande of Benne Hyll with on bushyll rye and peys and one lande rye. To Thomas Gunbe, my sonne. To John Gunby, my sonne [folio 349]. To Thomas Gunby the yonger. To William Gunby. To Margaret Horne. To Hugh Gunby one whet lande of Benne Hyll. To William Smyth. To Robert Gunby. I will one cople oxen the best be solde to pay my dettes. I will on trentall be sayd and songe for my soule and all crysten soulys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John Gunby and Thomas Gunby, the wich I make my executors. I will that Robert Clerke of the parysh of Wragby be supervisor, and I bequeth to him for hys labor on pare of malte qwernys. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Xp'ofor Webster, the vicar of Wragby; Hugh Helland; Robert Clerke; William Nevyllyn; William Roghton; with other moy.
The testament of Roger Symmys [of Coningsby].
8 November, 1530. I Roger Symmys within the paryshyng of Conesby makes my testament. My body to be beryed in the churche yerde of st Michel tharchangell of the sayd Conesby. To the warke of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare of the sayd Conesby viijd. To the churche warke iiijd. To the bellys viijd. To Robert Symmys, my sonne a boote. To Isabell Symmys, my wyff, and to the sayd Robert my sonne. To Albane Symmys, my sonne, a lytyll dowed cowe, and to Alice hys doughter. To every one of my doughters, as Cristian Symmys, Agnes, Margaret, Alice, Johanne, and Rose Symmys. Resydue of my goodes I gyff to the sayd Isabell Symmys, my wyff. I orden the same Isabell my wyff and the forsayd Robert Symmys, my sonne, to be my executors. I have desyryd to testify thys my testament, William Magson, preste; John Abraham; and John Tonerde; with other.
The testament of Richard Tylson [of Pinchbeck].
9 November, 1530. I Richerd Tylson of Pynchbek, single man, makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of Pynchbek. To the high alter in the church of Pynchbek ijd. To every altare [folio 239d.] within the sayd churche jd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the fatherles chyldren in st Catheryns ijd. To the church warkes of Pynchbek iiijd. To Mary Fendyke, my aunte, iij acres of frelande lying both in pastre and in arable the terme of her lyff, and after her decease I wyll that the lande remayn to the next of her kyn. To Roger Tylson vj acres of coppy holde lande to hym and to hys heyres or hys assygners. To Hugh Cust the forsayd vj acres of coppy holde lande the yeres that he toke it for that was v yeres wherof ij of them is expyryd. I will that a seame of whete that is in the handes of William Cheryff be solde and the valew of the same seame be disposyd of my burying day for the helthe of my soule in messe and dirige. I wyll that my executors do cause a trentall to be songe for the helth of my soule and all my good frendes soulys within the church of Pynchbek, and yff it may be sparyd I wolde have iij messys song at Scala celi for me and my father and my mother. To Thomas Tylson. To Isabell Tylsone iij pecys of peuder. To Richerd Custe iij pecys of pewder. To John Tylson the yonger. The resydue of my goodes I will they be disposyd to pore folkes by the handes of Gylbert Tylson and Robert Fendyke, whome I make my executors. Thes beyng wytnes, William Bewyk, prest; Richerd Alyn; Thomas Stiparde; with other moy.
The testament of John Pekyll [of Benington in Holland].
10 November, 1530. I John Pykyll off Benyngton the elder makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys in Benyngton, and as the lawe requyrys to my Lorde God. To the sacrament ijd. To Corpus Xp'i alter ijd. To our Lady alter ijd. [folio 314]. To our Lady of Lincoln to her warkes iiijd. To st Catheryns to the orphans ijd. To the proctor for tithynges forgottyn ijd. To Alyson my wyff on acre of lande lying in Freston Honetofte in fe symple, and halff on acre at Newdyk Gap in fe symple. Item on acre and di' in Fyrst Newlandes lykwyse, and on acre lying in Bennyngton ynges, and halff on acre lying in Butterwyk felde in fe symple. To Alyson my wyff on acre and di' land lying in Gottyk felde in fe symple, after the decease of Elizabeth Bothby. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to Alyson my wyff, whome I make my executrix to brynge me forth, [etc.]. Thes wytnes, sir Roger Pyshe; Cristofer Pekyll; Richerde Bere; with other moy.
The testament of Robert Covell [of Stainfield].
14 November, 1530. I Robert Covell paryshoner of Staynfelde make thys my last testament in tyme of my perfyte remembraunce. My body to be buryed wt in the parysh church of Staynfelde, to the wich church I bequeth vjs. viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the parysh churche of Hold Bollyngton iijs. iiijd. [folio 244d.] To the priorisse and conuent of Staynfelde vjs. viijd. To John Wylson of Applay one of my gownes. I will that halffe a trentall of messys be celebratyd at the day of my buryall. To my wyff fyve markes in money wt the resydew of my goodes not bequethyd, whome I constitute my sole executrix, and William Tayboys esquier supervisor of thys my sayd last will and testament, and he to have for recompense of hys labor one sygnet of syluer wich costomely I vsyd vppon one of my fyngers. Thes beyng wytnes, Thomas Tenande, preste; Thomas Weste, frere; Richerde Lownde; and other.
[Lincoln Diocesan Registry, Inventories, 1508–50, No. 7.]
Her foloweth the names of them that prised the said goodes aboyff written sir Thomas Tenaunde parishe prest of Stanffeld' Robert Trusse Rauff Holtebye and Robert Fauceyt of the said parishe of Stanffeld'.
The testament of John Craven [of Boultham].
15 November, 1530. I John Craven the elder of Bultham makyth my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche or churche yerde of st Helene of Bultham. To the church warke of Bultham ijs. and to the high alter for tithys forgotten xvjd. To Margaret my doughter a cowe, and to thre of her chylder to every on of them a schepe or ijs. in money. To the convent of saynt Catheryns to be prayd for iijs. iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the iiij housys of Frerys to every on of them iiijd. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to John Craven, my sonne, the wych I make my executor. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Robert Gawber, curet; Robert Lokyt; and John Walsche.
The testament of Sir George Garner [of Boston].
15 November, 1530. I George Garner, preste, makyth my testament. My body to be buryed with [folio 8] in the paryshe churche yerde of st Botulphe of Boston. To the high altare of st Botulphe to mr Babyngton iijs., and to the same to mr Gydon xvjd. To the moder churche of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady warke iiijd. To the faderles and moderles chyldren at st Catheryns iiijd. To the gylde of the vij Slepers within the churche of Boston vjs. viijd. To our Ladys gylde off Boston xs. To the monastery of Barlynges xs. To sir Thomas Crawe one vs. of golde for a gymmo. To William Lownde, my godsun, in money xls., [etc.], when he cumys to the age off xxij yeres. And yff he dye or he cum to the age of xxij yeres, then I will the sayd xls. be disposyd to a preste to syng for me and all my benefactors and all crysten soulys. To Thomas Lownde, hys brother, xs. at the age afore wryttyn, and yff he dye afore the age then I will that it be disposyd after the maner of hys brother William. To my goddoughter at Richerd Olyvers xijd., and to her fader and moder. To John Blancharde my best gowne ffurryd with blaklam. To Agnes hys wyff. To my Lady Ancorys every fryday one yere jd. To sir Thomas Cersy my best typpyt lynyd with cony. To mr Austyn my typpyd lynyd with ffytches. To sir John Dyxson my tippyd lynyd with sersnet. The resydue of all that I have I gyff to sir Thomas Gybson preste, he to pay my dettes and to dispose them for the welthe of my soule, and he to put of my goodes ls. to the vse of John Lekes will for thynges forgottyn. In wytnes at the copy of thys my awn hande and at the day when I receyvyd my ryghttes, sir Thomas Cercy; sir John Dyxson; sir Thomas Ashlay; John Blancher; ffysher Browne; with many oder.
The testament of Jane Hareby [of Evedon].
16 November, 1530. I Jane Hareby make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the churche of our Lady in Evedon. To the high altare of Evedon viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the chyldren of st Catheryne ijd. To John Hareby, my sonne. To Dorethe my doughter a gret arke, [etc.]. To Isabell my doughter one kyrtyll of cremesyn, [etc.]. To Alice my doughter. I gyff iij yerdes and a halffe of lyn clothe, price the yerde viijd., to the high altare in Evedon churche. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John Hareby, whome I make my executor so that he gyff to the church off Evedon one chalis as he thynkes best. I make sir Thomas Hareby, my sonne, supervisor. Thes wytnesses, sir Bartholomew Ingoldesby, parson of Evedon; John Hareby gentleman; John Stell; and Henry Jay; with other moy.
The testament of T. Scryuener [of Great Limber].
16 November, 1530. I Thomas Scryvener of Lymburgh Magna do make my will and testament. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of st Peter of Lymber Magna with my mortuary as the law requiryth. To the high alter in the sayd churche viijd. To the high alter of our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the church warke of our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the gylde of st Thomas in Lymbergh iiijd. To st Margaret of Ketesby xijd. To Henry Scryvener. To John Scryvener. To William Scryvener. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Elizabeth Scryvener, my wyff, and Robert my sone, whome I make executors. Thes wytnes, Nicholes Scryvener; John Torwell; John Thomson; wyth many other moy.
The testament of John Wallnot [of Fishtoft].
16 November, 1530. I John Walnot the elder of the parysh of st Guthlak in Tofte makys my [folio 399] testament concludyng in it my last will. My body to be buryed in the paryshe churche of st Guthlak, and for my mortuary that lawe and the custome of the kyng shall require. To the highe altare in Tofte churche for tithys forgottyn viijd. To every gylde in the sayd churche iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To st Catheryns withowt the wallys ther iiijd. To the good and profytable warkes of Tofte churche iijs. iiijd. To John Walnot, my sonne, yff he lyff to he cum at the full age of xxjty yeres. To Robert my sonne a heder calve, a qwye, etc., yff he lyff to he cum at the full age of xxjty yeres. To Stevyn, Thomas, and Anthony my sonnes yff they lyff to they cum at the full age off xxjty yeres. To Margaret my doughter yff sche lyff to she cum at the full age off xviij yeres. To Isabell my doughter yff she lyff to she cum at the full age of xviij yeres, a shedder calve, etc. To Alice my wyff iiij acres lande lying [folio 399d.] in the Sowthe felde of Skyrbek for the terme of her lyffe, and aftyr her decesse I will that the land remayn to Anthony Walnot my sonne and to the heyres of her [sic] body laufully begottyn, remainder to Stephyn Walnot, my sonne, and to the heyres of hys body, remainder to John Walnot, my sonne, and hys heyres for ever. To Alison my wyff all my other landes and tenements, [etc.], in Tofte and Skyrbek unto thende off xxx yeres; and yff she lyff att thende of the sayd xxxty yeres, I will the same landes, [etc.], fully remayn [in succession] unto John, Robert, Stephyn, Thomas, and Anthony Walnot, my sonnes, and the heires of their bodies laufully begottyn; remainder to the nexte heyres of me the sayd John Walnot for ever. The resydue [folio 400] of my goodes I gyff them to Alice my wyff, whome I make my executrix to bryng me furthe, [etc.]. I make mr Doctor prior of the Awstyn freres in Boston to be supervisor. Thes wytnesses, sir John Tateshall; Robert Broune; John Rychmonde; and William Dawson; with other mo yff nede require.
The testament of Caterine Burton [of Haconby].
17 November, 1530. I Catheryne Burton of Hacconby makes my will and last testament. My body to be buryed in the church of Hacconby before the ymage of st Cithe in the southe ally, and the church of Hacconby to have for my sepulcre iijs iiijd. To the highe altare of Hacconby church vjd. for tithynges forgotten. To the sepulcre light a stryke of barly. To a vestiment of blak, it to be in the same church of Hacconby, iijs. iiijd. To st Catheryns light in the sayd church iiijd. To the church of Dounesby ixs. viijd., the wiche Thomas Phylip of Byllyngburgh owyth me for ij seame of malte, wytnes therof Robert Hurne and Thomas Barker. To the same church of Dunesby iijs., the wich Robert Armory off Byllingburgh owyth me for ij bullokes. To our Lady of Lincoln a pare of bedes of jette with v rynges of sylver. To the fatherles chylder in st Catheryns of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady of Walsyngham a corse gyrdell with a pendyll and a bukkyll of sylver. To John Burton a bakyn flyk, [etc.]. To every one of my godchyldren ijd. I will that vj bullokes and iij kye and a mere be solde be the oversyght of my executor and my iij overseers and the money to be dysposyd to one honest prest to syng for my husband soule and myne in the church of Hacconby one yere nexte insuyng and the other yere at Dunesby church. I will that the churchmasters of Hacconby have ij kye, they to kepe one obbet yerly for my husband soule and myne in the church off Hacconby with placebo and dirige, by the yere iijs. iiijd., and the church to upholde the stoke. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to William my sonne whome I make executor. I will that Thomas Pell Robert Bothe and John Burton of Dunesby be the overseers, and to have for ther labers xs. Wytnes, sir Thomas Clyff, vicare; William Clerke; Henry Frauncys.
The testament of Richard Manby [alias Sawar of South Ormsby].
18 November, 1530. I Richerd Manby otherwyse callyd Sawar of Sowthormesby makyth my last testament. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of South Ormesby, and for my mortuary as the lawe requiryth. To our Lady warke of our mother churche in Lincoln vjd. To the high altare in the churche of Ormesby for forgottyn tentes vjd. To the same churche one blak flekkyd qwy with calffe to go from poreman to poreman aftyr the order, syght, and delyveraunce of the church wardons of the same. To the parysh preste of the same for the beade rowlle and to say placebo and dirige with commendacion, and one messe ons in the yere, viijd. To the ryngers iiijd. To the churche in Calceby vjd. To the churche in Brynkyll vjd. I bequeth for one trentall of messys to be sayd in the churche of Ormesby for the helthe of my soule xs. To my sun [folio 384d.] Nicholes too ij yeres olde sterys one brande and one red, and ij fyllys a blak and a red, and a nolde wane with whelys and the nepe yoke, and a quarter of barly, my best red cote, my bukskyn dooblet, my vilet hose, my secund hat, and my swerde. To Thomas my sonne ij too yere olde sterys, with a lyttyll blak meyr with a fole, halffe a seame of barly, a plugh, one culter and one schare, my fresyd cote, my fustyan dooblet, and a nolde hatte. To William my sun ij oxe calves, and to continu under hys mothers gydyng. To my doughter Jenet one blak cowe whyte heddyd and a cupborde aftyr her mother. To my doughter Catheryne one qwy ij yeres olde. To my doughter Alice one qwy one yere of age and upwarde. To my doughter Agnes one cowe. To my doughter Margaret one cowe. I will that William, Agnes, and Margaret be at ther moders gydyng, whedor she mary or nay, to they have yeres of discrescion. The resydue of my goodes to Agnes my wyff, whome I make my executrix, with Thomas Rust to whome I bequeth for hys labor vjs. viijd. In wytnes hereoff, sir John Cok, parsone; Richerde Stapulforthe, preste; William Yrlande; William Helvys.
The testament of Thomas Moreland [parson of Gunby St Nicholas].
20 November, 1530. I Thomas Moreland, parson of Gunby, makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the chauncell of st Nicholes aforesayd. To our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To st Nicholes of Gunby iiij bordes and iijs. iiijd. to make hym a tabernacle. On cowe to Gunby churche to kepe my anyversary yerely day for the release of my soule and all crysten soulys, with placebo and dirige, the prest or parson ther beyng to have for hys observaunce doyng iiijd., and on peny to be offeryd at messe, and viijd. to be disposyd in almys dedes, and the resydewe theroff to upholde the stok for evermore. ij schepe to kepe too taburs of wax of halffe poundes a pese before the ymage of our Lady in Gunby aforesayd, that is to say, on at mattyns, ij at messe, and on at evensong. To Lytle Panton churche on pounde of wax. To North Wytham churche viijd. To Sowthwytham churche xijd. To Thystelton churche xijd. To Staynby churche viijd. To Margaret Parmalay, my syster. To Jenet Tayller, my syster. To my syster, Jenet Morelaynd. To Elizabeth Henryson. To Cecile Moreland. To Anne Moreland on waynyng callfe [folio 309d.]. To William Moreland. To Alice Parmalay. To Jenet Tayller. To Alice Hychecok. To John Moreland. To Margery Knyche, and to her chylder. To the iiij orders of Frerys in Stamford. To the frerys of Grantham. To every on of my godchylder. To Jenet Moreland and Alice Hychecok all my houshold stuff. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to sir John Dauy, parson of Northwytham, and Robert Smyth of Gunby, whome I make my executors, and to have for ther labors vjs. viijd. Wytnes heroff, Richerd Grene; Thomas Jerman; John Bunttyng; John Knyche; and John Moreland; with other moy and diverse.
The testament of T. Smyth [of Deeping St James].
20 November, 1530, 21 Henry VIII. I Thomas Smyth of Depyng Jamys, tanner, makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the cimitery of the sayd Depyng Jamys, and in the name of my mortuary after the statute of Ingland. To the high alter of the sayd Depyng Jamys ijs. To the church warke vjs. viijd. To Corpus Xp'i gylde xxd. To st Jamys gylde xijd. To Jhesus gylde xijd. To the Plough light viijd. To the ij trelles light ich of them iiijd. I wyll that saynt Catheryne light be found of my coste from st Catheryne day foloyng unto that day twelve monthe. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To Richerde my sonne the house that he dwellyth in at mychelmes foloyng, so that he pay to my doughtter Alice or her deputes viij markes or that he have any state in it yff my doughtter Alice lyff, and yff she dye I will that it be payd to my wyff at her disposycion. To my doughtter Alice besyde the viij marke, xxvjs. viijd. To my wyff all my goodes, [etc.], excepte my barke yerde and the contentes of it, and my barkyarde I gyff equally betwyx my wyff and John my sonne whome I make executors, they to occupy it to Mayday cum twelve monethe, they to pay my dettes, [etc.]. And yff it please them to continew together, I will the same, and yff the on will departe from the other I will that my barkyerde be equally devydyd betwyxt my wyff [sic], by the good oversyght of my nyghbor John Curteys the yonger and Richerd my sonne, so that John my sonne be not put from [the] house that I dwell in, but that hys dwellyng may be in it with my wyff so long as they can agree, and my wyff marry from it he to have it; and yff she kepe her sole and can agre I will they do so. And also I will that they kepe Jenet Mathewe as well as she hath bene kepte. To my sone Thomas and my sone Henry ich of them v mark, and ich of them to be other heyres. To Richerde my sonne ij chyldren ich of them xxd. To Elizabeth Gedney iijs. iiijd. To Paykyrke churche xxd., and to Offord churche xxd. To my nyghbor, John Curteyse the yonger, and to my son, Richerd Smyth, ich of them iijs. iiijd., whome I make oversears. Wytnes, mr vicar; sir Thomas Smyth; William Poole; John Curteys the elder; and John Curteyse the yonger; and John Atey; with other moy.
The testament of Jenyt Yngyll' [of Wigtoft].
22 November, 1530. I Jenet Yngylby of Wygtofte make my testament therein concludyng my last will. My body to be buryd in the church yerde of the appostellys Peter and Paule in Wygtofte. To our Lady of Lincoln for offerynges forgotten vjd., and to the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns iiijd. To the high alter in Wygtofte churche for tithys forgottyn xijd., and a kyrchyff to be a corporax. To our Lady alter ther vjd., and a whyte vestment price iiij markes, and to the said alter a towell. To st Nicholes alter vjd., and a kyrchyff to make a corporax. To the roode lyght iiijd., and to the hogners light iiijd. To the ploughe light iiijd., and to the chyrche warke iijs. iiijd. To every house of frerys in Boston a bushyll of barly. To fyve chylder of Thomas Hunne every on a wollyd schepe [folio 316]. To Cecill hys doughter iij wollyd schepe, ij fen burlynges and my best hark, [etc.]. To Jenet Dyconson, the doughter of Mawde. To Thomas Hunne the yonger a fen calffe. To John Newman a bayd nag and a bayd yong mare, a blak fen cowe, [etc.], upon thys condicion that he do leave Richerd Robynson them when he shall stande nede, and thon may forbere them. To Rose my doughter. To Thomas Hunne and to hys wyffe. To Richerd Robynson and to hys wyff. To Thomas Kent, Alice Cowke, Elizabeth Atkynson, Thomas Westfelde the yonger. To every other godsuns and goddoughters that I have on lyffe iiijd. I bewyt to sir Richerd wagys in too yeres xiijs. iiijd. To Richerd my servant. The resydue I will that it be devydyd emong my iij doughters, that is to say, Agnes, Mawde, and Rose, aftyr my iij days be performyd, that is to say my buryall day, vij day, and xxxty day, the frerys content and payd. I will that John Newman have the resydewe of my houshold stuffe, and all my croppys. All other thynges not bewyt nor gyffyn I will that John Atkynson have the custody of them for to pay my dettes, [etc.], and dispose for the helthe of my soule my husbandes and all my good frendes, and to kepe my obbyt yerlely with the valor of vjs. viijd. by the yere so long as the resydew of my goodes will extende, the wich forsayd John Atkynson I make my sole executor, and he to have for hys labor a horsse fole. Thes men beryng wytnes, sir Robert Walker; sir Thomas Leeke; Robert Kyme; and Richerd Howsom; with other moy.
The testament of W. Howson [of Miningsby].
23 November, 1530. I William Howson of Mynyngesby makyth my testament. My body to be buryed in the church or chyrchyerde of st Androy in Mynyngesby. To our Lady warkes in Lincoln xijd. To the parysh church of st Androy in Mynyngesby vjs. viijd. To the parysh church of Estkyrkby iijs. iiijd. To the parysh church of Comberworthe xijd. To sir Thomas Toly, parson of Mynyngesby, vjs viijd. To Elizabeth Roote of Toynton. To Thomas Garnet, my servant. To Thomas Howson [folio 319d.]. To Isabell my wyff the one halffe off all my stok. To John Howson, my sonne, the other halffe of my stok, and Robert Howson, my father, to have the gydyng therof to the proffyt of my chyldren. To Elizabeth Carre, my father servant. To sir Laurence Dykynson of Estkyrkby on amblyne fely. To Jane Holme of Mynyngesby. To Philip my servant. To Libias Richerdson of Toynton. To William Ledale. To Robert Gunthorpe of Toynton. To John my sonne on chawffyng dyshe, [etc.]. To William Ledale. To Jenet Bole. To William Ledale. To Jenet Bray. I will that on trentall be done for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys in the monastery of Revesby, and every monke to have iiijd., and my lorde to have the reste. To my lorde of Revesby on amblyne fely, whome I make supervisor. The resydewe of all my goodes I gyff to Robert Howson, my fader, to Isabell my wyff, and to sir Laurence Dyconson of Estkyrkby, whome I orden executors. These witness, Thomas Toly, rector there; Robert Wodhull; Thomas Bray; with others.
The testament of William Wryght [of Scrafield].
25 November, 1530. I William Wryght of Scrafelde make my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Michel of Scrafelde, and my mortuary accordyng to the lawe. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To st Michel of Scrafelde xijd. To the church warke of Carlton xijd. I will that my brother sir Richerd, the parson of Scrafelde, have xxd. to pray for me. To Robert Jakson, my sone in lawe. The resydue of my goodes nott wytt I gyff to Jenet my wyff and Agnes my doughter, whome I make my executrices. I make William Jakson, my wyff son, to be supervisor. Thes wytnes, sir Robert Rowghe; Rycherd Bowde; Thomas Beste; with other moy.
The testament of John Lytyll [of Great Grimsby].
26 November, 1530. I John Lyttyll of Gret Grymesby makes my will. My body to be buryed in the kyrkegarthe of st Jamys. I witt to our Lady church of Lincoln xijd. I witt to the high alter for tithys forgottyn ijs. I witt to Robert Hill. To Thomas Watson wyffe. To Johanne Johnson, my doughter sonne, xiijs. iiijd. To the Augustyn frerys to pray for me iijs. iiijd. To st Frauncys frerys xijd. To Patryk Hanslay and my doughter hys wyff all my landes and tenementes that I have within the towne of Grymesby and withowt, to have and to holde [folio 353d.] to them and ther heyres and assignes for ever, for the wich I will that my sayd sonne and doughter and ther heyres fynde on obbyt yerly duryng fifty yeres to the valour of ijs. by yere, to be gyffyn to sex prestes with in the church of st Jamys in Grymesby for syngyng messe and dirige of st Martyn day the byshop, every prest iiijd., and the awner of the same tenementes and landes shall cause the belman to go abowt the towne to warne all weldisposyd people to cum theder and to pray for all crystyn soulys. And yff the sayd Patryk and hys wyff do not fulfyll thys my last will than I will that the mare and chambrelanes of thys towne for tyme beyng enter and occupy one house and a crofte that I have by indenture of the coimunalte of thys burgh as in the same indentur more playnly doth apere, and thay to do the same obbyt and to have and inioy the same house and crofte to them and ther successores duryng my yeres. The resydue of all my goodes not wit I gyff and wit to Patryk Hanslay, whom I make my executor. Thes wytnes, the prior of the frerys Augustyns, Bryan Curtes; John Balyff; William Bonde; and other.
The testament of Richard Hankcoke [of East Keal].
28 November, 1530. I Richerd Hankcok of Esterkele makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryd in the churchyerde of st Nicholes of Esterkele, and that for my mortuary as the law requiryth. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To the high alter one of my best schepe. To st Catheryne gylde ijd. To Jhesus gylde ijd. To Thomas my sonne. I will that my wyff cause v messys to be sayd of the v woundes of our Lorde afore the blessyd sacrament in Esterkele for the helth of my soule. The resydue of my goodes I gyff frely to Margaret my wyff, wich I make my executrix. These wytnes, Thomas Algarthe; Richerde Bawes; Thomas Hamund.
The testament of Thomas Gee [of Birthorpe].
30 November, 1530. I Thomas Gee of Byrthorp makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche porche of st Androy of Sempyngham. I will my goodes be devydyd in thre partes, and my parte to be takyn forth of the hole, and the other ij partes to Anne my wyff. To Thomas my sonne and Anne my doughter and Elizabeth my doughter xl. To mr prior of Sempyngham xxs. To the parysh churche of Sempyngham to by them a crosse clothe xs., and vjs. viijd. to by a stone to lay uppon my grave. To Aslakby parysh churche vjs. viijd. to by a crosse clothe. To mr Humfrey Walcotte xs. To Thomas Loughton, baly of Aslakby, vjs. viijd. To the reparacions of the churche of Byrthrop vs. To sir Robert Gee vjs. viijd. I will at the day of my buryall the vijth day and xxxty day xl. to be delte for me. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To every prest in Sempyngham iiijd. To every novesse ijd. To the priorisse vjd. To every none iiijd. To every syster ijd. To Anne Gee. To Helene Sygrave. To the chyldren of st Catheryns of Lincoln iiijd. I make An my wyff executrix, and mr prior of Sempyngham my [folio 311d.] supervisor.