[Simon Leueret of Grantham, mercer, a.d. 1506.]
[1506 &c., 1.]
THE TESTAMENT OF SIMON LEUERET OF GRANTHAM.
In the name of god, Amen. The third day . . . . . . (fn. 1) of october
the yere of our lorde god a thowsent five hu. . . . . . . (fn. 1) I Simon leueret
of grantham of the diocise of lincoln, mercer . . . . . . (fn. 1) mynde and
stedfast remembrance, maketh my wil in . . . . . . (fn. 1) First I bequeth
my soule to god almyghty, our lady saint mary [and] to all the holy
company of heven my body to be buryed within the churche of St.
Wlfran of grantham aforesaid at the hede of my mothers grave before
the blessed ful [sic] rode. I bequeth for my mortuary my best beste.
Item I bequeth to the high awter of grantham for my forgoten tithes
iiijl. To the Freres minors of Grantham for sayng of Placebo, dirige
and messe of Requiem at my burial, vijth day and xxx day, and for
sayeng of an hole trentall for the helth of my soule within the said space,
xls. To the churche warke of our lady of lincoln xs. I wil that either
of the vicares of grantham have at my burial, vijth day and xxx day
at every of thies iij dayes vjs. viijd. doweng ther dueties. I will that
every of the Chantry prestes with in the churche of grantham have
at my buriall, vijth day and xxx day doyeng their dueties iij days,
iijs. iiijd. I will that al the residew of prestes with in the said churche
have every of them at every of the said dayes, that is to say, buriall,
vijth day & xxx day, doyng thei dueties, ijs. viijd. I will that deken'
& clerkes of Grantham have for ryngeing the day of my buriall, vijth
day & xxx day for every of thies iij daies iijs. I wil that every of the
Clerkes of grantham have the day of my buriall, vijth day & xxx day
every of them at every at [sic] those thre daies ijs. To the paynteng
of the rode in the rode lofte, mary and John iiijl. To the churche warke
of grantham and for my buriall with in the same churche, and for my
stone, vjl. xiijs. iiijd. I will that ther be dolte among pouer people for
the helthe of my soule the day of my buriall, vijth day and xxx day at
every of those thre daies xl. To the belle man for iij daies doyng his
duete ijs. To every of my brethern Richard children xs. To Balderton
Churche vs. To Benyngton churche vs. To Foston churche vs. To
Gunwardby churche vs. To Malton [folio 1d]. . . . . . . . . . .
To Thorp churche iijs. iiijd. To Waltham churche. . . . . . . . . . .
To Sleford churche vjs. viijd. To Willesforth churche . . . . . . . . . . .
To the makyng and amendyng of the . . . brigges at Foston
brigges xxl. To syr [J]hon Norys, prest, my wifes son, xxs.
I will ther be burnyng about me the day of my buriall,
vijth and xxx day viij torches and iiij tapurs of viij
lib' weight of wexe. To our lady gilde of boston xxs. To the awter
of Jhesu with in the churche of Grantham a messe boke of parchemyne with ij fials of silver ther to abide for evermore at the said
awter. I wil that ther be an honest prest syngyng for my soule and
my frendes soules and all cristion souls bi the space of vij yeres
having every yere for his salary bi all the said terme vij marke
yerly. To every of my prentises beyng in my service every of them vjs.
viijd. To every of my thre maydens Isabell, Jowes and agnes every of
them vjs. viijd. To Katerne yates xxs. To my godson Richard Harberdes
son callid William vjs. viijd. I will that Thomas Maxey have all that
were his faders shepe with an Iron bonde carte and all horses and mares
that were his faders with a peas stake at manthorp, and also my white
mare. To my singler good maister syr John husey, knyght, cs. to be
good maister to my wif and to my children in ther rightes as my special
trust lies in hem and in the waye of charitie. Also I wil that amy my
wif have all my landes, tenements, medowes, pastures and ffedynges, rentes
and services whiche I or any other have and be possessed of within the
towne and soke of grantham, and elleswhere within the counties of
lincoln, leicestr' and Notyngham, to have unto her for the terme of hir
lif of the chef lordes of the fee by the service therof dewe, etc., so that
aftyr the decease of the same Ame my wif my meses in westgate of
grantham and my tenement in the market place, late boght of John
leyk, with all other my londes without the towne and soke of grantham
within the Counties of lincoln, leicestr' and Notyngham, remayne to my
sone Henry and to his heires for ever more. The residewe of my landes
which be within the towne and soke of Grantham aforsaid to remayn to
my son Thomas and to his heires for ever more of the chif lordes of the
fee bi thier service dew, etc. The residew of my goodes I geve to Ame
my wif, Henry and Thomas my sones, whom I make executoures that
thei dispose for the helth of my soule as they seme best, by the over
sight of maister William Spencer supervisor to whome I gif for his labour
xxs. Thies being witnesses, Mathew dent then alderman of grantham,
Robert bladys, George Claxston, Richard Harberd, and John Metcalf,
Proved before Si., 17 April, 1506, by Amisia the relict and Henry
Leveret and Thomas Leveret, sons of the deceased, to whom adm. was
at the same time granted.
[William of the Chambour, citizen of Lincoln, baker, a.d. 1506.]
[1506 &c., 8.]
THE TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM OF THE CHAMBOUR.
In the name of gode Almyghtie, Amen. The laste day of Junij
in the yere of our lorde god Jhesu Crist A thousande five hundrith and
six, I William of the chaumbor, Citezyn of the Citie of lincoln, being of
hole mynde and remembraunce make and orden my testament and last
will in this manner, all oder testament and wille bi me a fortyme maide
Adnulling and revoking and for noon to be had. First I witt my saull
to almyghty god, our lady seint mary, and to all the seintes of hevyn;
and my body to be buried within the hye quere of the parissh Church of
seint marc' in wykford with the best Indument to my body pertenyng
after the custome of the Citie of Lincoln. Also I wite to the forsaid
parissh church of seint Marc' a crosse of Mary and John of silver and
over gilted, weighing lxxxxij unces, to be delivered aftir my desesse of
this condition that the parrisshens nor one of them nor non of ther
successors shall in no tyme herafter to come wedsett alyen nor putto
sale the said crosse for no cause of nede, and if thei do that the said
money so resavyd bi the said parishens be paid and delivered to the prior
and conventt of the freres carmelities of the said citie of Lincoln; and
that one partie of the money so resavyd for the crosse so sold be given
to the sustentacion of the place of the said freres, and the other parte
of the said money be yeven to the said prior and convent and thei to
kepe yerly an obbitt within the church of the same freres in the day of myn
decesse, that is to say, in the night afore Placebo and dirige for to be
song for my soule and for the soul of Margarete my wiff and all trew
cristen souls, and at the morn mase of Requiem, and then iijs. iiijd.
in money to be distributed amonges the coventt bi the discretion of the
prior of the place for tyme being and one of myn executors or of one
of them beyng of lyve, and the said obbit yerly so to endure as long as
the said second parte of the money of the said crosse so sold will endure.
Also I witt to the werke of the cathedrall church of our lady of Lincoln
iijs. iiijd. Also I witt to the gild of our lady called grett gild xijd. Also
I witt to the place of the freres prechours of the citie of Lincoln iijs. iiijd.
Also I witto the freres Augustyns iijs. iiijd. Also to the freres minores
of the same citie iijs. iiijd., and to the white freres of the same city
vjs. viijd. Also I witt to St. Nicholas gilde called the Clerk Gild iijs. iiijd.
Also I wit to Margarett Trew, taler, xls. The Residew of my goodes
not witt nor assigned I witt and giff to Robert Smyth of Lincoln, mercer,
William Foster and Ricard Foster, whom I make executours; thei
to dispose for the helth of my soule and for the soule of Margaret late
my wiff, etc., and to have for their labours xiijs. iiijd. Thes Witnes,
John Hall marchaund, William Welcome, William Pierson, xp'ofer
Berwyke, John Dale, Robert Beekerver', and many moo.
This is the last will indented of me William ote chawmber of Lincoln,
baker, of my three meses or tenements with ther appurtenances in divers
parish in the suburbis of the cite of Lincoln, in the which Robert Smyth
of the sayme cite, mercer, William Smyth of the saym cite, mercer, his
brother, Ric' Smyth of the saym, his brother, Syr Ric' Freman, vicar of
the church of seynt Martyn in Lincoln, Sir William Hill, chapelyn, Ric'
Taillour, baker, Thomas Norton, tanner, William Welcom, corvysor,
William peerson, taillour, John Hutchynson, corvysor, Robert baitman,
scherman, and oliver hudilston of the said city, scherman, by me are
infefed of trust to performe my last will as in a dede of feoffament by me
to thaym made, baryng date xiij Nouember, xxj Henry vii, apperyth.
First, I will that my said fefees after my decesse make or cause to be
made yerely in the parishe churche of St. Marke Evangelist in Wikford
in the suburbis of the said cite of Lincoln an obbytte for the soulles of
me and Margaret my wiff, our kynd benefactor[s] soulls, in manner
Insuyng—on the Thursday next after Passion Sonday in lentyn after
noen placebo and dirige to be doen, and on the Fryday next after messe
of requiem to be doen. And I will that ther be present at the said obyt
iiij prestes freres, or else oder secular prestes, and every of thaym to have
for their labour iiijd.; and the parishe clerk of the said churche for the
tyme beyng for his labour and ryngyng iijd.; and for the offering at the
said obyt mese jd.; and in white breed or kakes viijd., and in ayle xijd.
to be giffene and delte to poer pepile; and also that my said feffes shall
giffe yerely at the said obyt day to the church masters of the said churche
xxd. to the said church warke; which comys in all to vs.; the which
money I will that my fefes shall ressayve and take yerely of the rent
comyng and growyng of the said ij meses in Wikford and Newport, and
also uphold the said meses when ned shall inquyer with the said rent,
and also pay the oute rentes of the said meses dew to the chief lords of
the fee yerely. Also I will that my said fefes immediately after my
decesse make or cause to be made astaite of the mese with the appurtenance in the parishe of St. Peter in Estgate to William Peerson of Lincoln,
husbandman, my godeson, and to the heers of his body, yeldyng to
my said fefes yerely ij pound wax on Passion Sonday or within ij dayis
next after insuyng, and thay to cause it to be made in ij candilles to
burne at my said obyte. And if the said William Peerson or his heires
of his body fail and deliver not the said ij pounds wax to my said fefes
then it shall be lawful for my fefes to enter into the said mese, and put
out the said William Peerson his heirs and assigns for evermore, and to
reteyn it to the performance of this my will. I will that if the said
William Peerson die without heir of his body, or alyen away the said
mese in any maner, then it shalbe leful to my said fefes to enter into the
said mese. Also I will that ij of my said fefes that last shall happyn and
forteyn to overliffe thoder infeffe of new on trust xij or moo gud honest
men of good disposicion to perform this my last will, and so evermore
to make new feffement when ned shall requyer. And if my feffes that
nowe be, or that hereafter shall happyn to be, perform not nor kepe
this my will in all thynges, then it shall be leful for the gracemane and
wardones of the gilde of our blissed lady Saint Mare virgyn in Wikford
in Lincoln for the tym beyng to enter into the foresaid meses with all
ther appurtenances, and for evermore to remayn to the sustentacion of
the said gilde, upon this condition that the said graceman and wardones
for the time being and their successours keep this my last will in all
things. And if thai doo the contrary I will that the Deen and Chapitur
of the Cath' churche of our blissed lady of Lincoln to enter into the said
meses and to have and to hold them forever to thaym and their successours
to perform this my will. In Witnes of which I have putte my seell,
Theis witnes, Thomas Hanworth of Lincoln, gentilman, Lawrence
Bright of the same, dyer, John Fox of the same, smyth, and many oder.
Yeven xvj November, xxj Henry vii.
[No probate act.]
[William Humfraye of Lincoln, a.d. 1506.]
THE TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM HUMFRAY.
In the Name of God, Amen. xxix August 1506. I William
Humfraye hoole of mynde makes this my testament in this forme and
manner followinge. In the first, I give and bequeathe my soule to God
almightie and to the blessed virgine oure ladie sancte Marie and to all
the blessed companie of heaven; my bodie to be buried in the kirke of
sancte Peters at the plea in the crosse ile, and to my mortuarie my best
gowne after the vse and custome of the Citie. Also for my buriall
iijs. iiijd. To the hie altar xxd. I will that a priest shall singe a yere
for me in the forsaide kirke, and he to have unto his wagies iiil. xiijs. iiijd.
Also to the foure orders of freeres within the Citie iiijs. To oure ladie
warke xxd. To Thomas Clarke iijs. iiijd. To William Specheley xijd.
To James Dewill iiijd. The residue of all my goodes not be witted
I give unto Alice my wief and to Edward Smyht and to Chr'ofer Watkinson
whom I make my exequitores, and ether of theim to have iijs. iiijd.
for their labors. And Sir William Adamson to be supervisor, and he to
have for his labor iiijd. Thes witness, William Pecard, Cr'ofer Sorbye,
William Batte, and other mo.
[No probate act.]