[Robert Poolas of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1520.]
[1506 &c., 43.]
COPY OF THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT POOLAS OF KYRKETON.
4 Aprylle, 1520. I Robert poolas off kyketon [sic] makes my testament and last wylle, etc. To be bereyd within the church off sent peters
and paule off kyrkton, and to my mortuarye the best off my catell after
the costom off the towne. To the hye altere off kyrkton viijd. To every
alter in the sayd church iiijd. To the reparacions off the sayd church
xld. To our moder off lincoln iiijd. To the faderless chyldere at sent
kateryns withowt lincoln viijd. To my wyffe all my landes and tenamentes that I have duryng hyr lyffe, savyng an aker and a halffe in
Rustyn enge, whych I gyffe to Rec' poolas my son; and after the dycesse
off my wyffe I wyll Ric' my son have all my landes and tenements in
fee symple. To Maryon my wyffe the halfe off my houshold stufe
and granes equally devydyd betwex my wyffe and Ric' my son. The
huch and the howhold stuffe whych was margaret haevard I gyffe them
to Robert Sheperd. I gyffe my myln to Ric' my son with that condicion
my wyff have hyr corne grone hyr lyffe without any lettyng and at my
sonys costes and charges. To . . . . . (fn. 1) my broter, and to Thomas
poolas my godson. The residue off my gudes I gyffe to Ric' my son, whom
I macke myn executour. Record, Rog' poolas, Robert heyland thelder,
humfray Robert, thomas poolas, and david Rychard, with oyer mo, etc.
Proved before W2., at Lincoln, 29 April, 1520.
[Richard Clarke of Horncastle, tanner, a.d. 1520.]
[1506 &c., 46.]
COPY OF THE TESTAMENT OF RICHARD CLARKE OF HORNCASTR'.
25 August, 1520. I Richard Clarke of Horncastr' tanner, make my
last will, etc. To be buryed in Horncastr' churche, and my mortuary
accordinge to costom. To our lady of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. and a paire of
croall' bedys. To the hy autar of Horncastr' churche for forgotton
tithes vjs. viijd. To the churche warke vjs. viijd. To the belles of the
sam churche iijs. iiijd. To the torche leight iijs. iiijd. To our lady leight
in our lady quere xijd. To Saynt nynion leight xijd. To Saynt Savyour
leight vjd. To allhallow leight xijd. To our lady off grace leight xijd.
To Sanyt Antony leight vjd. To Saynt Helen leight vjd. To Saynt
Laurens leight vjd. To Jamys leight vjd. To Saynt George leight vjd.
To Saynt Michael leight vjd. To every prest that cometh to my buriall,
vij day xxxti day, iiijd. To every pore body that comys jd. To the
austyn freers at Boston to singe a trentall with solene diryge and messe
xijd. To every place of freers in Lincoln xd. I will ther be a trentall
of messes in Horncastr' churche at my vij day and a nother at my xxxti
day with dirige, and to every prest for ther labure vjd. I will ther be
disposed amonges pore folkes at my vij day and xxxti day in almys every
on of the sayde days vjs. viijd. To the scolers jd. To my lorde of
Kirsted iijs. iiijd. and to every monke of the saide hous viijd. that I may
have dirige and mess solemnly done. To the saidde abbey off Kirsted
a sylver salt off xxij unc' with vj silver spones, desiringe to be pratte taker
off ther gude prayer and dedys. To Dam Margrett Adlard, nune off
Stixwold, a fyne mantyll off ix yerds off narow cloth, desiringe hyr to
pray for me. To Jenytt Eston, my servaunt my federbed holly with
coverlyttes, blankyttes, and matters, with the tester and all that belongs
to the said bedd, ij brasse pottes and a dosen puter vessels off my mothers
and myne, where of the on hailf off the sylver facion, a posnyt of her first
damys, a greitt panne, ij ketylles that she will chose, ij candistikkes, ij
lavors and ij basyns at hir own chose, a kyrtyll, a masore with a lityll
silver pece, a velvytt gerdill with a sylver pendand and a bokill off silver,
iiij markes off money, my litell counter, ij off thei best chestes, a huche,
my tany gowne lined with cotton. To every on of my godchildren in
Horncastr' iiijd. I will that my two prentices shall serve one year, etc.
To Alison Barton vjs. viijd. and a gown cloth. To Robert Mallow the
best gown wich he will have, and to Thomas Smyth, shomaker, the next
gown. To Jamys Burton my best dublytt, my best jakytt, and a gown,
and half a daker of ox pechys. To Robert Mallow half a daker off leder.
To Robert Algrath a gowne and halffe a daker of ox pechys. [folio 46d.]
I give the house sometymes Ellerton think, the qwhich he dwelles in,
to Ricard Kirke with the appurtenances for ever to hym and to hys
heres and assigns, paying fyve score nobulles to the gild of St. Katerine
to be paid within the space of v yeres, every year vjl. xiijs. iiijd. to the
said some be paid. I will that the said Ricard have the copy of madyn
garth during the years of the copy beinge [sic] an obytt in Horncastr'
church off viijs. yearly so long as the copy endures. To St. Katerine
gilde the house that Robert Paynter dwells in, and the house that Alyson
Walley dwellys in, sometime Richard Richmond of Horncastr', for ever
to be prayde for as a ffounder and a speciall benefactor with the chaunter
prestys off the said gylde off saynt Katrine. Also to the said gyld my
best counter and the standyng cupp of sylver gylte with the coverynge
of the same, and a sylver crosse with the pyctur of our lord and mary and
John, and at the fotte of the crosse a Image of Saynt Katerine, the valour
of the crosse xx marke. To Helen Toliour of Horncastr' iijs. iiijd. I
will there bey a prest to sing for me, my father and moder and my ij
wyffys Elen and Jenyt in the church of Horncastr' the term of vj yeres,
payng to the sayd priest yerly viij marke, and it shall be payd off my
gudes wich my executors doth occupy. Moreover I will that Sir Symon, (fn. 2)
parish priest off Horncastr', now being, sing the said vj yeres in Horncastr'
church and yff he can provede hymself better in the mayntime this
service is he to leiffe it and my executors to put another prest in it wich
is a gud quere man at ther minds, and if it fortune the said executors to
dy with in the said yeres the service beying destitute of a prest, then I
will that the aldermen and chamberlynes of St. Katherines gild put an
an bill [sic] prest beinge a quere man at the election, and the prest to
be paid of my gudes aforesaid. I will that the house that Saunder
Glouer dwells in be disposyd by the minds of my executors for the welth
of my soul and all my gud frends. The Residue of my guddes to Robert
Mawley of Horncastr' shomaker, Robert Halgrath of the same tanner,
and Jamys Burton of the same tanner, whom I make my executors.
Supervisors, Sir Robert Dymoke knight, and in his absence Mr. Richard
Satheby parson of scewilby. (fn. 3) Witnesses, Sir Symon parish priest, Philip
Stevenson of Horncastr' marchant, Thomas Smyth shomaker of the same,
John Kytson draper, Richard Reynes of the same, with other.
Proved before the commissary of the archdeaconry of Lincoln
in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 31 Aug., 1520. Adm. granted
to the executors.
[Thomas Welby of Hallstead in the parish of Stixwould, esquire, a.d. 1520.]
[1506 &c., 81d. Collated with another copy in 1566 &c., folio 34.]
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS WELBY, ESQUIRE. (fn. 4)
This is the testament and last will of me Thomas Welby of Halsted in
the county of Lincoln, Esquier, made the 6th day of September, 12
Henry VIII [a.d. 1520]. To be buried in the parishe church of Stixwold
bifor the image of our lady there, with the best thyng that I have to
be my mortuary accordyng to the custome. I will that Catheryn my
wiff have her joynter tyme of her lyff accordyng to the dede of ffeffment
maid to Geffrey Panell, Thomas Robertson and other to the behove
of my said wiff. I will that Thomas my secund son have xl. land to hyme
and his heyres male of his body and the said landeȝ to be assigned by my
feoffees and Catheryn my wif; and the said Thomas to have the said
landeȝ at his full age of xxi yereȝ, and in the mean tyme the said landeȝ
to be in my feoffes handeȝ and executrice for the fyndyng of the said
Thomas and other my yongher children. I will that William my thridd
son have viijth marke at his full age the terme of his liff or to he be promoted
to a benefice of xxl. yerly if he be disposed to be a prest; and in the mean
tyme the said viijth marke to be in my feoffes handeȝ and executrice
for the fyndyng of the said William and other my yongher chyld'. To
Alice my eldest doughter an hundreth markes to her mariag or other
promocyon if she be ordred by Catheryn my wiff and my feoffes, and
this to be takyn of the landeȝ that are in my feoffes handeȝ. And if
aught cum to my wiff the said C marke to be takyn of her joyntur also.
I will that Elizabeth my second doughter and Margaret my thyrd
doughter have C marke in lykwise as is assygned to ther suster Alice.
To the iiij ordres of freres in Lincoln every order vjs. viijd. I will have
a preyst to syng for my sawle and all my good fryndeȝ sawles the space
of thre yeres. To our lady werk of Lincoln vjs. viijd. To the prioresse
and convent of Stixwold to pray for me vjl. xiijs. iiijd. I will that
Catheryn my wiff have all my goodeȝ therewith to pay my detteȝ, to
dispose for my saule, and to reward my servants, as she doth thynk best,
and she to be my sole executrice, and Sir Richard Weston, knyght,
the supervisor. Wittnesses, John Litylbury esquyer, Sir Richard Tolly,
Richard alcokson and Robert madyson, with other moo. Thomas Welby.
Proved before D., at Stixwold, 18 Aug., 1524. Adm. granted to
[Roger Clough of West Barkwith, chaplain, a.d. 1520.]
[1506 &c., 62. Translated from the Latin.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROGER CLOUGH, CHAPLAIN.
6 December, 1520. I Sir Roger Clough, chaplain, make my testament, etc. My body to be buried in the choir of the parish church of
Westbarkworth. To the fabric of the cathedral church of Lincoln xxd.
To the parish church of Westbarkeworth viijs. and one pound of wax to
maintain one light continually before the sacrament of the altar of the
same church, and it shall be lighted and burnt on double and simple
festivals. To each of the two orders of friars of Grymmesby viijd. To
the church of Ludburgh xijd. I will that John Clough, rector of the parish
church of Westbarkeworth, with Sir Robert Gray as his fellow shall
dispose the residue of my goods for the health of my soul as to him shall
seem best. And Robert Gray shall have for his labour xs. These being
witnesses, Sir Robert Benson, Sir Thomas Curtes chaplain, John Hall
of Westbarkeworth, Thomas Haliday of the same, and many others, etc.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 22 Dec., 1522. Adm. granted to
Sir John Clough and Sir Robert Gray, the executors, etc.
[John Emley of Bourne, husbandman, a.d. 1520.]
[1506 &c., 51. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 2, which
is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN EMLAY OF BURNE.
20 January, 1520. I John Emlay of Burne, hushbandman, make
my will and testament. To be buryd in the chyrche yard of burne, with
my best best to be my mortuarie as the lawe requires. To our lady of
lincoln viijd. To the hye awter of morton for thynges for (fn. 5) offerrynges
forgotten xijd. To the trinite gilde of morton xijd. To sent gorge
gilde xijd. To the bellis of morton xijd. To the hye awter of burne iiijd.
To the menthaynyng of Ihesus messe viijd. To the trinitie gilde of Burne
iiijd. To the bellis of burne xijd. I will that the howse that I bought
in harmshorpe (fn. 6) with the land and medows, etc., therto pertenyng remayne
to Margery my wyffe and hir childern, and after hyr decesse to remayn
to Thomas my son and [the heirs of his body, and if he die (fn. 7) ] without
yssew of hys body, to remayn to the eldest of my chylder to the date of
lx yeres fro thys present be fully expired; and I will have a prest founde
to syng for me yerly in all thyes yeres frome ashe wensday tyll lowe
sonday, the warkdays at harmeshorp (fn. 7) and the Alydays at morton; and
the terme of lx yeres fully expyred, the howse and lande and medow
remayne to the rygh heres of clarkes agayne. The resydew of my guddys
I gyffe to Margery my wiffe that she and John Emley my father, whom
I make my executors, dispose it for my sole helthe. Also I make John
elreyde my supervysor. Theys wytnes, William hardall parishe prest,
William lamberd, (fn. 8) Thomas lamberd, (fn. 8) and John thomson, whith many
Proved before WI. (fn. 9) , (fn. 10) at Burne, 8 Feb., 1520. Adm. granted to
the executors. (fn. 10)