[Roger Baytt of Wyberton, priest, a.d. 1521.]
7 April, 1521. I sir Roger baytt off wyberton, preste, make my
testament and last will, etc. To be buryed in Wyberton church yerde
or ellys att gods plesur wher as he thynkes best. My mortuary to be
affter the costome off the towne. To our lady off lincoln xijd. and a gold
ryng wych was agnes wryghttes. To the hygh alter in Wiberton church
xijd. To every alter in the same church iiijd. To John bate my brother
the hows that was Mr. browns yff yt may be sparyd, and the ground under
it, to hym and to hys heyres off hys body. To Wylliam leffe xxiijs. iiijd.
To John bate my brother the resydue, to be att hys disposicyon, save
I will the church have xiijs. iiijd., Syr Alen xijd., and george wylkynson
viijd. The resydue of all my goodes I put them in the disposicyon off
John bate my brother, whome I make and ordeyne my executor, and
he to dispose all as he thynkes best. Thes wyttnesses, sir Alen askewe,
John wylkynson, and george wylkynson. To the fatherless chyldren at
sanct katheryns wyth owt the barres off lincoln xxd.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 15 Nov., 1521.
[Robert Lovell of the parish of St. Peter at Pleas in the city of Lincoln, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT LOVELL OF LINCOLN.
20 June, 1521. I Robert lovell of the parish of St. Peter of the play
within the citie of lincoln make my testament and last will, etc. To
be buryed in the parishe churche aforsaid bifore the Image of our lady
in the body of the said churche. To the said church werkes vjs. viijd.
I will ther be said an hole trentall of messes in the same churche the day
of my buriall. I will that aftyr the decesse of Margaret my wif Sir Thomas
Carter prest and Edward Smyth bocher have the endentur of my house
standyng in the said parishe, which is undre the common seale of the
said citie, and the yerly rentes therof clerely had and resayved therof
I will thei be gyven yerly duryng the termes of the said indentur for a
yerly obit to be done in the said churche at the vijth day of marche for
the soule of William Hunte my predecessour xijd. Also I will that the
said Sir Thomas Carter and Edward Smyth or ther executours let
to ferme the sayd howsyn duryng the termes of the said Indentur. I
will that Margret my wif be my soule executrix, to whome I bequeth
wholly the residew of my goodes unwite and bequethed, etc., so to dispose
theym for the helth of my soule as she may be the better rewarded of
almighty god. I will that the said Sir Thomas Carter and Edward Smyth
be supervisors, to whom I bequeth iijs. iiijd. a pece for ther labours.
Thies witnes, miles horseman, christopher watkynson, Alayn wakeman,
and Thomas mason, with other more.
Proved before D., in the parish church of St. Peter in Eastgate in
the city of Lincoln, 10 March, 1521.
[Robert Cowpper of Ancaster, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 49d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT COUPER.
4 August, 1521. I Robert cowpper of Ancastr' in (fn. 1) the parish of
Willesforth. To be buried in the church of Willesforth. My best good
in the name of my mortuarye. To the high alter of Willesforth for
forgotten tithes viijd. and a quarter of barley. To our lady of Lincoln
vjd. To Robert my son, and Catheryne and Jennett my daughters,
each v marke. To William my son my bonden wane, ij oxen that cam
from Hornecastell, etc. To the sepulcre lyght of Willesforth half a
seme barly. To Fulbeke and Cathorpe each half a seme of barly. I
will that there be done ij trentalls for the health of my soul. Residue
of goods to Catheryne my wife, whom I make executrix. To my brother
Richerd Cowper iijs. iiijd., he to oversee and help my wife in her business.
Thyes wittness, Sir Thomas Hamkyn, William Ellmyt, William Hamkyn,
John Muston, Thomas Too, Richerd vppton, and many other.
Proved before W2., at Grantham, 19 Sept., 1521. Adm. granted
to the executrix.
[Thomas Gudall of Thornton Curtis, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. GOODALE.
1 September, 1521. I Thomas gudall off Thornton makes my last
will, etc. To be buryed in the church yard off saynt laurence off thornton,
with my best gud to be my mortuarye after the custom off the countre.
To the hye awter off thornton viijd. To our lady off lincoln viijd. To
the kirke off thornton viijd. To the hye awter off saynt marie kirke
off grymesby xijd. To the kirke of torksey xijd. To Margarett Butler
myne awnt and John Butler mine uncle and ther assignes all my howsinge
and landes within the towne and ffelds off Normanby with a close in
claxby; also a close and a land that ys v stonges lyinge in thetylthorp.
The residew off my guddes to the forsaid John butler and Margarett
his wiffe, whom I make my executors to dispose them to the plesur off
God and the helth off my saull, etc. Theis wytnesse, syr Richard
Rawlyn (fn. 2) vicar off Thornton, William thomson, Will' lancaster, martyn
wodall, and William boswell, with other moo.
Proved at Kelby, before D., 10 Feb., 1521.
[Robert Place of Hogsthorpe, a.d. 1521.]
[1520–31, 6d. There are the first seven lines of another copy in 1506 &c.,
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT PLACE.
3 September, 1521. I Robert Place of hoggesthorp maketh my
last wyll, etc. To be buryed in the churche yerd off our lady off
hoggesthorp, with that the lawe and custom requirith to be my mortuary.
To our lady of lincoln vjd. To the hye awter in the parish churche of
hoggisthorp iiijd. To the mendyng of the Stepull in the churche aforesaid vjs. viijd. To Alys my wif. To eche of my children. To John
my son the yonger when he come to lawfull age. To every one of my
god children iiijd. The residue of my goodes to Alys my wif. I wil
that Alys my wif and John bradewall my nepvew be my executours.
I will that they prove the last will of my moder Jenet late departid and
dispose her goodes accordyng to the same. Gyven at hoggesthorp the
day and yer above writen. Thies witnes, Will'm Willouse, Will'm yong
senior, and John yong, with other more.
Proved before D., at Alford, 5 Feb., 1521.
[William Stevenson of Roughton, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 47.]
COPY OF THE TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM STEVENSON.
3 September, 1521. I William Steuenson of Rughton makyth my
last wyll and testament, etc. My body to be buryd in the church yerd
of sancte Margaryt of Rughton. I bequeth in the name off my mortuare
after Custom of the Towne. To the same cherch on toftstede with the
howsys belldyd ther opon accordyng to my grandsyr wyll; for defawte
off usshew to remane in the feoffers handes, And by the vyce of the parson
and the cherch masters to ffynd two lyghtes in the cherche of sant
Margeret aforesaide, on byfore the royde and another byfore our lady
for evermore. The resydew to be dysposyd for all crystyn sawlys.
Theis wytnys, Robert Baytman, Thomas Elys, Richa' Wryght, John
Potter, Hew Sowth, John Palmer of Rughton, with other moo.
Proved before W2., at Lincoln, 1 Oct., 1521, etc.
[Robert Sergend of Huttoft, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT SerGENDE OF HOLOFTE [sic].
20 September, 1521. I Robert sergend off holoft [sic] makyth my
testament and last wyll, etc. To be buryd within the kyrk of hottoft
off saynt margrett, and that the law requirith to be my mortuari. To
our lady of lincoln vjd. To hotoft kyrk vjd. To the vycar of the sayd
church iiijd. I will that my eldest sonne beyng myne hayr enter my
land att xxjth yeyr of hys ayege; also I wyll that he have a grett pott;
and yff he dy withowt herres of his body then I will the sayd land remane
to my oder sone on lyffe. And the pott and the spitt to remane to
saynt margret gyld in hotoft kyrk. Yff my wyffe mary after my deses,
then I gyff to my ij sonys liijs. iiijd. To Annes my dowghter xxvjs. viijd.
I will that Robert sweytt and Willȝ steyll, whome I make executours,
occupy my landes to my ayrres cume at xxjth yeyr of ayge, to the weyll
of my children. The Resydew off my guddys I gyffe to my seyd executours, they to dispose it for the helth off my sawll and all crysten sawlles.
Wyttnes, sir Thomas markby vykar off the sayd church, John blain,
Nycolles mor, John swet.
Proved before D., at burwell, 27 March, 1522. Adm. granted to
[Stephen Howyt of Butterwick in Holland, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 54d. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 4d., which
is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF STEVYN HOWYT.
12 October, 1521. I stevyn howyt of butterwike makes my testament concludyng there in my last wyll, etc. To be buried in the chyrche
yard of sant andros in butterwike with that thing to be my mortuarie
that the lawe requires. To every awter in the saide chyrche iiijd. To
the blessytt sacrament in the forsaid chyrche off boterwike vjd. To our
lady chapell ijd. To our lady of lincoln iiijd. To the faderles chyldern
of saynt katern with out lincoln ijd. I will John my sone have my
plught (fn. 3) and my carte at xviij yeres of age. I will that every on of my
chylder have a yow and a hooge. To John my son my copy that I
dwell in with the pastur and arable land lyng there under, conteyning
viij acres, at viij yeres of age; and yff ought cum at hym, I will it
remayn to Alys my wyffe; and yf ought cum at hyr, I wyll ytt remayn
to my childer; and to Rogger my son my copy lying at John bleke
conteyning land and pastur xiiij acr', at xviij yeres of age; and that
my wyfe have the thyrde parte of the saide ij copyes the terme of hyr
liffe, and yf it fortun they forsaid Rogger to dye, then I wyll my wyffe
have the said copy to hyr and hyr assigners. To Alys my wiffe ij acr'
of fre land the terme of hyr lyffe, and after her decesse to be sold, and on
prest to syng in butterwike chyrche for my soul, my faders saull and my
moders saull. The residew of my guddys to Alys my wiffe, whom I make
my executor to dispose my goodes for the helthe of my saull as she wyll
ansswer be fore the hyghe Judge of hevyn. Thes wyttes, thomas clarke,
William Collyn, William bentlay, (fn. 4) with oder mo.
Proved before D., at Boston, 1 Feb., 1521, etc.
[Thomas Jakson of Spalding, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 56.]
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS JAKSON.
12 October, 1521. I Thomas Jakson of spaldyng, etc. To be
beryed in the churche yarde off owr lady in the parich off Spaldyng
geveyng that thyng that is most necessary in the name off my mortwary,
to be offeryd after the custome of the towne. To the hy alter off the
sayd kyrke for my tythes forgoton viijd. To the gylde off the Trinite
in the sayd churche iijs. iiijd. To the gylde off owre lady in the
sayd churche iijd. To the v devocions in the sayd church to every
devocion xijd., that to say to the devocion of corpus x'pi, the devocion
off holy goste, the devocion of saynt thomas of canterbery, the devocion
of saynt Crystofore, the devocion of saynt george. To the churchewarke
of the sayd church xxd. To owre moder kyrke of lincolne viijd. To
the howse of saynt katerns iiijd.
Thys the laste wyll of me Thomas Jakson. I bequeth to Willȝ my
sone j federbed, j masar, halfe a dosyn sylver sponys, j spruse cheste,
j spruse cofer of bygest, j jake, j salett, that is to say, the chose of theis
parcelles aforenamyd the said Wyllȝ to take. To Margret my doughter
j federbed, j maser, halfe a dosen of sylver sponys, a sylver hernest
gyrdele, j lynne cheste, j spruse cofer, and the said Margaret to have
chose of thes parcelles afor namyd next Willȝ hyr brother. To Agnes
doughter of Willȝ jakson when she comyth at lawfull age to hyr marage
iijl. vjs. viijd., and yf the said Agnes dy with in age, then I wyll the said
iijl. vjs. viijd. remayne unto the said Wyllȝ hyr fader to hys owne
propur use. To the said Agnes j federbede of sex quarters, j compter
of the lest neste, (fn. 5) j powdrat crose gyrdyll, j newe sylver spone, j pare
of gette bedes, with sartan Rynges and Juelles with them, j grate cheste,
j spruse cofer, j basen, j laver, j lytyll potte, and j panne. To Julyane
the dowghter of Ryc' robertson iijl. vjs. viijd. when sche comyth at
lawful age, and if she dy with in age, hyt to remayne to Margaret hyr
moder; also j federbed of v quarters, j compter of the mydillineste,
j harneste girdylle of grene, j sylver spone, j payre of Jette bedes, j lynne
cheste, j smale cofer, j potte, j panne, j basen, j laver. I bequeth all
my lenon wyche was my wyfes unto Wyllȝ my son and Margaret my
doughter evenly to be partyed betwene them tow. I wyll that Willȝ
my son have the howse [folio 56d.] wyche I dwellin to hym and to hys
heyres and to hys assignes; also a howse wyche I bowght of Ryc'
Hargate and a noder wyche I bowght of the executors of master lynsay
with the apurtenaunce to hym to hys heyrs and to hys assignes; also
I wyll that Wyllȝ have after my decesse j howse wyche I bowght of Thomas
Whyte, lying in fulney after the maner aforsaid, iij acres of lande lying
in fulney wyche I bowght of Robert Horner wyfe, v acres of pasture
wyche I bowght of John Gregby wyfe, j howse with ij acres of lande lying
under it wyche I bowght of the feoffers of our lady gilde, with all the
apurtenaunce, to hyme, to hys heyres, to hys assignes. Also I wyll that
Margaret my dowghter have after my decesse j howse wyche I bowght
of John fayleyn wife with the apurtenaunce; also a noder house wyche
I bowght of John Hyll of pynchebek with the apurtenaunce; that is to
say, all the afore namyd I gyffe to the said Margaret, to hyr heyers, and
to hyr assignes; and the resedew of all my goodes I will that Wyllȝ my
son have them; myn executors to dispose for the helth of my soule and
all my good frendes soules with all crystyn soules to the plesure of God.
Thies wytnesys, Wyllȝ keld of pynchebek, Ryc' creche, thomas Stevenson
of spaldyng, with oder mo. yeven the day and the ȝere abowesaid.
[No probate act.]
[Jenet Wright of Benington in Holland, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 53d. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 4d., which
is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JENYTT (fn. 6) WRYGHT.
15 October, 1521. I Jenytt Wright of Benyngton makes my testament with my last wyll, etc. To be buried within the chyrche yard of
all halows in the forsayd chyrche; for my mortuary that thynge that
the law requyres. I bequeith for forgotten thynges (fn. 7) vjd. To every
awter in the chyrche of Benyngton ijd. To our lady of Lincoln iiijd.
To Sent Katerns without Lincoln ijd. To the chyrche warke of Benyngton xijd. To the ornament of the hye auter j towell cloth. To Jenytt
my daughter on pott and on panne. To Elizabeth my daughter on pott
and on panne of the best, etc. To Isabell my daughter on posnytt and
on pane, on plat', (fn. 8) etc. To Jenytt Tatershall my goddaughter viijd.
I wyll that on acre lande lyyng in medilgate besolde be the handes of
myne ecucors, (fn. 9) and on priest to syng for the helthe of my saull and my
faders and moders saulles in the forsaid chyrche of Benyngton as long
as it wyll indure. To Kateryn my syster on kerchew of the best. I wyll
that all my landes beyng in the handes of my feffors remayn to Sir
William Wryght my sonne. The rysidew of my guddys I gyffe to Syr
William Wryght my sonne, whome I make executor to dispose for the
helthe of my saull and my fader and moders saulles and all my gud
frenddys saulles and all crystyn saulles. Thyes wittness, Syr John
Eschadle, (fn. 10) John Kokleo, (fn. 11) John Wryght, with oder moo.
Proved before D., at Boston, 1 Feb., 1521.
[John Slye of Sibsey, a.d. 1521.]
[1520–31, 7. The first section is translated from the Latin.]
THE TESTAMENT OF J. SLYE.
28 October, 1521. I John Slye of Sibsey, make this my testament
together with my last will, at Sibsey, etc. To be buried in the churchyard
of St. Margaret of Sibsey. I bequeath in the name of my mortuary as
the custom is. To the high altar for tithes forgotton viijd. To the
crucifix iiijd. To St. Mary of Lincoln xijd. To the reparation of the
This is the last will of me John Slye of Sibsey, made the day and
yere afore rehersed. To Margarete my doughter a rode of lande in
northcrofte and half an acre in the westfeld leyng in the moore, half an
acre in the southestfeld leyng of hyfery, iij rode in the northestfeld lyeng
be southe the mylne. To Robert my sone my hed mansyon and certayn
parcelles of land and medow that longeth to it accordyng to my faders
will. I will that iij rode lande at fendland dike ende, iij stonge medow
under hill dike, buttyng of mr. leeke of the north, and Mawer acre of
john porter of the south, and half of the hill, mr. leeke of the south, and
Kelsey of the north bisold to a quarter wages to a prest synging within
the church of sibsey for me, my wif and all my benefactours. To
Elzebeth martyn. To Jenet Slye. To Agnes Slye. The residue of my
goodes not set nor bequest I gif to Robert my sone, whom I make my
executour, etc. Witnes, sir Will'm ffoster parishe prest, Henry baston,
John Darman, with many other more.
Proved before D., at Asheby, 3 Feb., 1521. Adm. granted to the
[Robert Newcom of Candlesby, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT NEWCUm.
The last day of October, 1521. I Robert Newcom of Candilsby
makes my testament and last will, etc. To be buried in the churche of
St. Benet of Candilsby, with my best beste in the name of my mortuary.
To the high awter in the same churche for tithes forgoten xxd. To our
lady of Lincoln xijd. To the church of Candlesby for my buriall xs.
To John and Richard my sones al my hole barkeho[use], and I will that
they be togeder the space of iiij yeres if they can agrey, and if so be that
the one be not aggreable with the other then he that will not agre shall
have lesse at ther partyng then the other bi vl. Also Richard Kyrke
of horncastre owe to me xl. in money and iiij daker of net hydes, the
price of theym vjl. xiijs. iiijd., from his indentur and obligacion be expired.
Also I will that the said Richard Kyrke have the forsaid xvjl. xiijs. iiijd.
the space of iij yeres next comeng, so be that he wil fynde myn executors
sufficient surtye bi indenture and obligacion. And at the iij yeres
ende I will he delyver the said xvjl. xiijs. iiijd. to my executors to be
equaly devided among my iiij doughters when they come to lawfull
age, that is to say, Mawde, Jenet, Sibell and Agnes. And if fortune any
of theym to departe bifore lawfull age then the parte of theym so departed
equaly to be devided among theym that lyves, etc. To John and Richard
my sones either of theym a silver spone, and if either of theym depart or
they be maried aftyr he be brought to the erthe, etc., I will that the
residue be disposed among my doughters and the other broder. To
Xp'ofer Hobulwite xls., a deker of over leder and pechisse or xls. if so
be that he will byde ij yeres and favourably teche theym the occupation
of tanner craft, etc. I bequeth vs. to be disposed among the pourest
folke in Welton at the sight of the curate and ij or iij men of the same
towne. Also aftyr the same manner in orby vs., gunby ijs., braytofte
ijs., Irby xxd., Frysby iijs., gret Stepyng iijs., Ashby ijs., Scremby ijs.,
viijd., and Skendilby iijs. To eche of my god children ijd. The residue
of my goodes I put to the dispocicion of Margaret my wif and William
Hudson of Orby, whom I make myn executors. I will that the said
William Hudson have for his labour xs. Witnes, syr Robert Andreson
parson of Candilsby, Cristofer at Hall, and miles Wilkynson, and other
Proved before D., at Parteney, 5 Feb., 1521. Adm. granted to the
[John Etgosse of Quadring, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 52d. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 3d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN ETGOSSE.
6 November, 1521. I John etgosse of quateryng makes my testament and last will, etc. To be buryed within the chyrche yarde of saynt
margett in quadryng. To the hy awter for my forgotten things xijd.
To every awter in the chyrche iiijd. To our moder chyrche of Lincoln
iiijd. To the faderlesse chyldren at saynt katerns ijd. To chyrche
warke xijd. To the chapell in the edyke iiijd. To John browne my
mansion with appurtenance to him and to hys assiners under thys
condision that the forsayd John and hys assignes shall paye to the chyrche
warkes of quadryng vj markes within the space of xij yeres, that ys to
say, vjs. viijd. be yere to the forsayde yeres be past. The residue of my
guddys to John Browne and Adlard etgose, the whyche I orden my
executors that they may despose for the welle of my saull. Witness,
Roberd Rychardson, Roberd stebard, and Syr William Wyllson, with
Proved before D., at Swyneshed, 29 Jan., 1521.
[John Dyand of Baumber, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN DYAND.
6 November, 1521. I John Dyand off Bamborowgh in a pure and
a whole mynd makys my last wyll. My body to be beryed in the Cherch
yerd off sancte Swythune off Bawmbrugh; In gyvyng that thyng that
the custum off the Cuntre wyll requyre to my mortuare. To thy hy
alter off Bawmber iijs. iiijd. To owr ladys warke off lyncoln xijd. To
the iiij orders off ffrerys off lincoln to every on off them xijd. I wyll that
Margaret my wyffe have all my londes and tenementes the whych that
I hadde, duryng her lyve yff that she kepe her sole wedow. And yff
she mare then I wyll that the said londes and tenementes remane unto
John Dyand and Robert Dyand my sonnys, and their assyners. And
yf it fortune that thei be both prestes, Then I wyll the said londes and
tenementes be devyded betwyx them. And yff on off them be preste
and not the other, then I wyll that he that ys no prest have all the
fforsayd londes and tenementes. And yff that John and Robert fortune
to dye without heres, then I wyll that Annas my dowghter have it
and her hares of her body. I bequath a nobet off ijs. viijd. for to be taken
owt off ls. rent lying within the town and the feld off Thathewell, to be
dystrybut yerely ffor to be doyn ffor evermore in the Church of Bawmbrugh after this manner, to the parysh prest ffor sayng dyryge and masse
iiijd. Item ffor prayng for me in the bede roll iiijd. A masse peny
to the dekyn ijd., to the Clark ijd., to a Clark to help in the quere at the
dyryge jd., to the Ryngers vjd., to the belles iiijd., to the Candylles to be
at the herse iiijd., to the Cherch masters to se that this obet be done ffor
evermore iiijd. (fn. 12) I wyll that yff John, Robert and Annas aforenamyd
dye without hares, then I wyll that the forsayd londes and tenementes
to be sold and dystrybyt ffor my solle and my wyffe solle and all christine
solles. And yff that my breder wyll by it I wyll that thai have it before
a noder payng os a noder wyll ffor it. I will that Sir Wylliam Dyand
my broder se that my nobet be done yerely; and also I wyll that John
Hoggeson have a howse lyyng within the town off marum with the purtenans belongyng thereto, he payng ffo it os a nother wyll. I wyll that
Annas my doughter shall parte all and synguler stuffe off the howyshold
with her mother. The resydew off my goodes to Margaret my wyffe
for to dyspose it for the helth off my sawle, etc., whome I make my
executryx. Sir Robert pecocke parson off Hatton to be supervysor,
he havyng ffor hys labor xs. Theis wytnes, Sir John Gray, Sir Wylliam
Dyand, Sir Robert Dyand, and Wylliam Curtas, with other mo.
Proved before D., at Ashby, 3 Feb., 1521. Adm. granted to the
[Robert Wright of Great Gonerby, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 50. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio I.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT WRIGHT.
7 November, 1521. I Roberd Wryght of Gunwardby makes thys
my laste wyll, etc. To be buryd in the chyrcheyarde of sente bastion
in gunwarby, and in the name of my mortuary on brasse potte. To the
hye auter iiijd. To our lady of Lincoln ijd. I wyll that after my buriall
and my wyll provyd my guddys be devyded in ij partes, on part to be
disposyd for my sole after the discrescion of myn executors and of my
gosly fader, and the oder parte I wyll it be equaly departyd amonges my
chyldern. I do orden to be my executors William branson and William
my son. Theis Wytnes, Rychard Carter, Crystouer Jeruys, Thomas
Willertton, whyth oder mo.
[No probate act.]
[Thomas Merington of Saleby, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS MERYNGTON.
9 November, 1521. I Thomas Merington makes my testament, etc.
To be buryed in the church yarde of saynt Margarettes off saylby, and
my mortuare as use is ther. To our blessyt lady off Lincoln xijd. To
the hye awter off saynt Margarettes in saylby viijd. To markby church
viijd. I will have a trentall donne for my soull, my wiffys saull, and all
cristen soulys. I will have iij messes done at scala celi, on for my fyrst
wiffys faders saull Robert clarke, and a nother for myne on faders and
moders saulles, and the thyrde for myne owne saull and all cristen saulles.
I will my guddes be devyded in three partes, on part to perform my will
and doo reparacion, and a nother parte to paye my dettes, and the thyrde
parte to be devyded amonges my childer by equall porcions; and iff
any off them dye ylk on to be oder executors. I make myn executors
William my sone, and William Ere for to helpe hym, and the said William
Ere to have for his labur vjs. viijd. Thies wytnes, syr John Smyth vicar
off Saleby, John fowler, Helene tailiour, with oder moo.
Proved before D., at Alford, 6 Feb., 1521.
[John Collyng of Heckington, a.d. 1521.]
[1520–31, 2. Translated from the Latin, and collated with another copy
in 1506 &c., folio 51.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN COLLYNG.
11 November, 1521. I John Collyng of Hekyngton, make my
testament, etc. To be buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew of Hekington. I bequeath in the name of my mortuary as right requires. To the
high altar of St. Andrew of Hekington for tithes forgotten iiijd. To the
fabric of the mother church of Lincoln iiijd. To the alter of St. Mary of
Hekyngton ijd. To the altar of St. Nicholas of the same ijd. I bequeath
one cow to provide (inveniend') my anniversary in the parish church of
Hekington with six pence. To Margaret Collynge my wife my house
in which I now dwell, after my life, for the term of her life, and after
her death I will that Joan Collynge my daughter have it for her life,
and after her death, if she die without little children born of her body,
I will that the vicar of the church of St. Andrew of Hekyngton, if he
shall be present, and the wardens (gardiani) of the same shall sell it
to buy one vestment or one cope (capa) for the said church to the honour
of God and all the saints. The residue of my goods I bequeath to Margaret
Margaret [sic] collynge my wife, whom I make my executrix to dispose
for the health of my soul. These being witnesses, Robert Forest chaplain,
William Mathow, Robert Carmall, and Thomas Ederwike of Hekington,
and many others.
Proved before D., at Slefford, 28 Jan, 1521. Adm. granted, etc. (fn. 13)
[William Sargeant of Barnetby, a.d. 1521.]
[1520–31, 20. Translated from the Latin.]
THE TESTAMENT OF W. SARGEANT.
13 November, 1521. I William Sargeant of Barnetby make my
testament, etc. My body to be buried in the church yard of the blessed
virgin mary in Barnetby, and in the name of my mortuary my best
beast. I bequeath to the high altar there vjd. To the fabric of the
mother church of Lincoln xd. To the high altar there xd. To every order
of the friars of Grimsby, Hull and Beverley xs. for one trental to be
celebrated for the health of my soul in each of their places. To every
child (puero) of my children (puerorum) one sheep. I leave all my
tenements, lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents and services, etc.,
in the town and fields of Howsom, beykby, barnetby and kirnington to
Helen my wife for her life, and after her death to Robert Sergeant son of
William Sergeant my son one house in Kirnington for ever in the tenure
of Richard Blynke. I bequeath to every parish church of the following
towns that is Melton, Wrauby, Beykby and Elsham iijs. iiijd. I will
that after the death of my wife all my said tenements, etc., be divided
between William Sergeant my son and William Sergeant son of my son
John Sergeant their heirs and assigns for ever, except as above excepted.
The residue of my goods I bequeath to my wife and William my son,
whom I make my executors, to dispose for the health of my soul, etc.
These being witnesses, John Beverley gentleman, James Wytley chaplain,
John Richmond, and Thomas Halyffax.
Proved before D., at Kelby, 10 Feb., 1521.
[John Forman of Frieston, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN FORMAN OF FRESTON.
20 November, 1521. I John Forman of Freston, etc. To be buried
in the churche yerde of saynt James in Freston. My mortuary aftyr
the custume of the towne of Freston. To the high awter for tithes forgoten viijd. To St. James iiijd. To our lady werkes at lincoln viijd.
To the faderles children at St. Catheryne without lincoln ijd. To our
lady of pytie in Freston ijd. To St. cithe ijd. To the churche werkes
of Freston xxd. To Agnes my wif my house and ij acre land that the
hous standeth on, and ij acre at furlonges, and j acre in Rede felde
called Waynes land, and iij stong called Abraham land, she to have the
said land the terme of hyr lif, and [after] her decease I will that Richard
my sone have the howse and vij stong land. And to Alyce my doughter
ij acres of the said land. To Richard my sone v stong land called
kyndham grene, and j stong called kytchyn garth, and v stong called
westdykes, and j acre called mawdeland, and iij stong called derebought,
and j acre of yngrownde in grenys hylles in Freston ynges. Also to
Richard my son a mere and a folle, etc. [folio 22] To Alyce my doughter
ij acre land in furlonges, and j stong strube, and iij stong in Arduland,
and iij stong in elbusche, and j stong strayndyke. I will that Richard
my sone and Alice my doughter have the lande at the age of xv yeres,
and if either of theym die within the said xv yeres I will either of theym
be other heyre. If my wif die and both my childern, then I will that John
Baxter have kyndham grene, kytchyn garth, westdykes and mawd land
in fee symple, and that Henry my broder and John Baxter have all
my land and goodes, and either of theym to do a trentall of messes for
me. And if ought come to Henry my broder, I will that John Baxter
have all my land and goodes, And he to fynde an honest prest to syng
for my [soul] half a yere. The residue of my goodes I gif to Agnes my
wif; she and John Baxter to be myne executors, etc. Thies beiyng
witnes, Syr Thomas picto parishe prest, John Rufforth, and John
Maydyn, with other more, etc. deus pacis ac ch'r'tis regione sanctorum
benefactorum gentium of peple redemtor [sic].
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 12 March, 1521. Adm. granted, etc.
[John Alynson of Leeke, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN ALYNSON OF LEEKE.
21 November, 1521. I John Alynson off leeke, etc. To be buryed
in the church yard off Leeke, and in the name off my mortuaye as law
and custom requyrys. To our lady off lincoln viijd., and to saynt kat'yns
without lincoln iiijd., and to the reparencion [sic] off our lady off leek
viijd. To the hye awter in the sam church iiijd., and to every auter
in the same churche ijd. To the parsons for tithes forgotten vjd. To
the buyldinge off the new stepull off Leeke ijs. To William Alynson
my son a bed, etc., when he commys to xviij yeres off age, etc. To
Margarett my daughter on blake arke, etc., when she commys to xv
yeres off age, etc. To Agnes Burton my servant. I will that Alson my
wiffe have a pastur conteyninge ij acres and a rode lyinge in ffelandes,
on pastur called stevyn grene conteyninge ij acres and a hallff, and on
pesse land arable contenynge v stonge lyinge in the toftes, the terme
of hyr liffe; remainder to Will' Alyson my son and to his heres off his
body, off this condition that he pay to Margarett my daughter off the
day off hyr mariage xls.; remainder yff my wiffe be with child and it be
a sonne, to hym and to his heres off his body, etc.; remaynder to
Margaret my daughter and to hyr heres off hyr body; remainder, iff
my wiff have a child and it be a daughter, to that child and to hyr heres off
hyr body; and ffor deffawytt off suche heres, I will that on pasture called
stevyn grene, ij acres and a halff, and on [pesse (fn. 14) ] pece land arable
contenyng v ston beynge in the toftes remayn to the child off my brother
William for evermore, and on pastur contenynge ij acres and a rod lyinge
in ffelandes remayn in the handes off my ffeoffees and the kyrk wardyns
off Leeke for evermore, and thei to kepe an yere day in the churche of
leeke for evermore for my saull, my wiffys saull, my fader and moder
saull, and all criston saulles. The residew off my guddes I giffe to
Alson my wiffe and to William larkes, whom I make myn executors to
pay my dettes, etc. The residew to remayn to Alson my wiff.
[The resydew of my money. (fn. 15) ] Thies beynge wytnes, syr John
scott, John Jakson, William Alynson the elder, with other moo.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 11 April, 1522.
[Richard Burton of Pinchbeck, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 53. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 3d., which
is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF RIC' BURTON.
1 December, 1521. I Rychard Burton of pynsbeke makes my
testament with my last will, etc. To be buryed in the churcheyard of
pynsbeke with my mortuarie for the helthe of my saull and [sic] the custom
ys of the towne. To the hy awter of pynsbeke (fn. 16) vjd. and to every
awter in the same chyrche iiijd. To our lady of lincoln iiijd., and to
saynt katerns with out lincoln ijd.
Thys ys the last wyll of me Rychard Burton of pynsbeke maide
the day and yere abovesaide. I wyll that Elizabeth my wyffe have my
howse whith the appurtenance syttyng at the crosse in bathrowe the
terme of hyr lyffe; remaynder to thomas burton my sonne hys eyrys
and assignes. To Elizabeth my wyffe all my cattell, my mortuarie taken,
and all my howsehold stuffe with all my corne and flax. To Thomas
my sonne xiijs. iiijd. To Johan my daugter vjs. viijd. To Alys Colbe (fn. 17)
vjs. viijd., etc. I wyll that they howse that I dellin be solde for the
perfyrmans of my wyll be the shyght of my executors. The resydewe
of my guddys I bequeith to John Maynerd the yoner and to William
Wright, whom I orden my executors. Thes wytnes, sir Thomas lamberd
priest, Rychard Wodman, and Robert colby, with oder mo.
Proved before D., at spaldyng, 30 Jan., 1521, etc.
[William Kell or Kelde of Pinchbeck, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 53. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 4,
which is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM KELDE, ETC.
Dated 6 December, 1521. I William Kell (fn. 18) of Pynsbeke, etc. To
be buried in the chyrcheyarde of Pynsbeke with my mortuarie as the
custom of the towne. To the hye awter theyr for thyngs (fn. 19) forgotten vjd.
To every oder awter ther ijd. To the chyrche warke ther xxd. To
Alhalowe lyght ther ijd. To our lady of Lincoln iiijd. To thei chyldern
at Sent Katern ijd. To Helyn my wyffe the howsse that I dowe dwell in
for x yeres; remainder to William prest for hys lyffe, and after hys
descesse to be solde by the vicar of pynsbeke and the wardyns of the
saide chyrche, and the money thereof takyn I wyll yt be disposyd in
the chyrche of pynsbeke in shuche thyngs as shalbe then most necessarie
to be had. To the saide Helyn my wyffe an acr lande and a halffe arabull
in the tenure of the prior and convent of Spaldyng the terme of hyr
lyffe; remainder to William prest and to hys assyners. To William prest
ij acr' and a halffe of land to hym and to hys eyres in the tenure of
the prior and convent of Spaldyng, etc.. The resydew of my gooddys
I put to the disposion of William prest and Helyn my wyffe, with the
supervision of Sir Thomas potrell. (fn. 20) Theys beyng wytnes, Roger
sparowe, gilberd Whyte, and Thomas Hudson, with oder mo.
Proved before D., at Spalding, the penultimate day of Jan., 1524.
[John Robson of Osgodby in the parish of Kirkby, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN ROBSON OF OSGOTBY.
10 December, 1521. I John Robson off osgottby in the parishe off
Kirkby, etc. To be buryed in the churchyarde off saynt androws in
kirkby, with my mortuary after the custome there. I wytt to the hye
awter off saynt androws aforsaid xijd. I wytto our lady off pytty
to ffynde a light afore hyr Imperpetuum vjs. viijd. To the hye awter
off lincoln vjd. To our ladyes warke off the same vjd. To our lady
freers [sic] off the same iiijd. To the grey freers off grymesby iiijd.
To the austyn ffreers there iiijd., and to thei same austyn freers to say a
messe at scala celi vjd. I witto John Robson my brother my best coytt,
my best dublett and my best hose. To Robert my brother my Rosytt
coytt, my fustean dublett and my blake hose iff he wilbe content therwith
and trobul nott my childer, and iff he trobull any off my childer he shall
have nothinge. I wytt to every on off my godbarns and my wiffys
godbarns iiijd. I wytt to myn awnt Margarett Robson off kyngerby iiijd.
I wytt to thomas my sonne vjs. viijd., etc. I wytt to Johne and Robert
my sonnes. To Isabell and Jenytt my daughters all my brasse vesyll,
puter vesssell, maslynge vessyll, laten vessell and tree vessell, etc. I
witt to kateryn pechfforth. The residew off my guddes nott giffyn nor
wytt I giffe to John Robson and Richard Robson my sonnys, whom I
orden myne executors to dispose for the well off my saull. Thies witnesse,
syr John Doughty vicar off kirkby, William cundall off the same, Richard
tode off the same, with other moo.
Proved before D., at Market Rasyn, 11 Feb., 1521.
[Alice Vassell of The Thores in the parish of Quadring, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 52d. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 3.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ALYS VASSELL.
12 December, 1521. I Alys Vassell dwellyng in the thores within
the parish of Quadringe, etc. To be buryed in the chyrche yard of the
oly virgyn sant margett in quadrynge, and my mortuarie to be payde as
the custom of the sayde towne doth require. To the hye auter in the sayde
chyrche ijd. To sant Jamys auter jd. To our moder chyrche of Lincoln
ijd. To every awter in the parish chyrche of gosberkyrke jd.; and to our
lady of Lincoln ijd. To the orphans at sant Kateryns without Lincoln jd.
I wyll that Agnes my daughter have my house whyth iij stonge of land
belongyng thereto, and the sayde Agnes to offer yerly on messe penye for
the helthe of my saule. I wyll the said Agnes gyffe yerly on stryke of
wheytt in allmys to the pore pepull there most nede ys; and the resydew
of my guddys nott gyffn nor bequeithed I leve them to the handys of
Thomas Wassell my son, whom I make my executor for to dispose my
guddys for the helthe of my saull as god shall gyffe them grace. Witnes
hereoff, Thomas Steberd, Thomas Cokrell, and John parkyn, with oder
Proved before D., at Swynshed, 29 Jan., 1521, etc.
[Richard Barne of Gosberton, a.d. 1521.]
[1520–31, 5. Collated with another copy in 1506 &C., folio 54d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF RICHARD BARNE.
14 December, 1521. I Richard Barne of Gosberkirke, etc. To be
beryed in the churchyard off peter and poull off gosberkirke, and my best
beiste to be my mortuarye after the custom of the town. To our lady
off Lincoln iiijd., and saynt kateryns of Lincoln ijd. To the hye awtar
off gosberkirke for tythes forgotten iiijd., and to the reparacion off the
same awter ijd. To every awtar in the sam churche ijd. To every gild
in the same church ijd. To the reparacion off the gyld hall xijd. To
Simon my wiffys son hallff an acre land callyd carman ryge, etc. To
the churche of gosberkirke ij acre arabull lande lying in cromes to kepe
an obytt for me and my frendes off iiijs. vj yere, and yff thei willnott
kepe it, I will it remayne to Swyneshed abbey to pray for me and my
frendes. I will that Jenyt my wiffe have my sonnes daughter in kepynge
and hyr guddes for the space off xij yeres, and yf so be that Jenytt my
wiffe marye agayne, I will the child remayn to Thomas Barne my brother
and the house and land for xij yeres. To Gilbert Blankney condishrigg
and clobb (fn. 21) horne to hym and his heres to do with what he will. To Thomas
Barne my brother hallf an acre land that I bough of John flowter called
hyrdill tree. To John Barne my brother sonne xs.; iff it may be spared
off my gudd I will he have iijs. iijd. [sic] more, etc. To John Ranson. All
such thinges not giffen nor bequethed I giffe to my executors, whom I
make Jenyt my wife, Thomas Barne my brother, and gilbert Blankney,
with this condicion that ij executors putt forth the thyrd executor yff
he make any bayt or stryffe. In Wytnes whereoff, John Ranson, John
lynsey, Richard Barne, Adam Thaker, Robert Blankney, with other moo.
Proved before D., at Boston, 1 Feb., 1521. Adm. granted to Gilbert
Blankney, an executor, reserving power, etc.
[Miles Blakey of Barrowby, husbandman, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 50. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 1.]
THE TESTAMENT OF MILES BLAKEY.
9 January, 1521. I Mylys Blakey of Barewby husbandman, etc.
To be buried in the chyrche of All Hallows in Barowby, unto the which
hye awter I bequeithe for tythes forgotten xijd., and my mortuarye as
the custom of the countre is theyre. To the moder chyrche of Lincoln
viijd. To every on of my childerne iij score of woull sheype, and yf
any of them departe I wyll that hys parte remayne with the oder ij;
and iff ij of them departe I will that bothe there partes remayne with
that child that lyffys; and yf they dy all iij I wyll ther partes be done
for theyer soulys and for them that yt came of. To Rychard my eldyst
son. To Peter Blakey my younges son. To Elizabeth my daughter.
I will that all theyr partes remayn with myn executors unto shuche tyme
as they come to the age of xviij yere. To John my servant. To Elizabeth
my servant. To the parish chyrche of Barowby vjs. viijd. To the
chyrche of Gunwarby viijd. To the chyrche of Harlaxson viijd. To
the freers in Grantham vs. To the chanons of Newbo iijs. iiijd. The
resydeue of my guddys I putt to the disposicon of William Sheres (fn. 22)
and Robert Crane wome I make my executors. These men beyng
present and wytnes, Sir Dyners hundell curate, Thomas Bell, Thomas
Preston, Thomas hundell, with oder moar.
[No probate act.]
[John Sawer alias Smyth of Thurlby near Bourne, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 50d. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 1d., which
is referred to in the footnotes as A.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN SAWER.
14 Januury, 1521. I John Sawer alias Smyth makes my testament
etc. My body to be buryed in the chyrche yarde of sent Fyrmyn in
Thurlby, wythe my mortuary after the custom of the contre. To thei
hye auter of Thurlby for thynges (fn. 23) forgotton i stryke barly. To our lady
of Lincoln viijd. I gyffe my erp (fn. 24) to the chylde (fn. 25) of our lady whyche
the mynstrilles kepe in Lincoln. To the bellys of Thurby [sic] a strike
barly. To Sent Firmyne gylde a strike barly. To Elizabethe and Aliis (fn. 26)
my daughters. To my son Thomas Sawer a Jacke and a salytt. To
my fader my gray cot, etc. To Rychard my son. I wyll that v messys
of the v woundes of our lorde be saide for my sole in the chyrch of Thurlby.
To Johan my wyffe my howse, landes and pastures in the towne of
fendes (fn. 27) of Thurlby the terme of hyr lyffe, and after hyr decesse to remayne
to Rychard my son and his errys; remainder to on of my childers, ether
Thomas, Alys, or Elizabethe they whiche hast most nede. The resydew
of my goddys to Johan my wyffe, whom I make my executrice. Witnes,
Sir Anthony Aldersun curate, John Wardon, Thomas Vicars, with many
Proved before D., at Burne, 27 Jan., 1521. (fn. 28)
[John Fermer of Market Deeping, a.d. 1521.]
[1520–31, 1d. Translated from the Latin, and collated with another copy
in 1506 &c., folio 50.]
15 January, 1521. I John Fermer of Depinge, of the parish of St.
Guthlac, etc. My body to be buried in the church of St. Guthlac. I
bequeath for my mortuary as the custom of the town is. To the high
altar of the said church for tithes forgotten vjd. To the fabric of the
mother church of Lincoln xijd. To the gild of St. Mary and All Saints
iijs. iiijd. To the light of St. Guthlac iiijd. To the light of the Holy
Trinity iiijd. To Thomas and Richard, my sons, and Agnes my daughter,
iijl. vjs. viijd. each when they shall have come to the years of discretion,
or at least to the age of twenty years, and each of them shall be the others
heir; and if they all die before the years of discretion, the said sum shall
be disposed for the health of my soul. To the anchorite of St. Paul,
Staunfford, xijd. To Thomas Arnold, my servant, two sheep. The
residue of my goods I give to Joan my wife and William Browne, whom
I make my executors to dispose for the health of my soul and of the souls
of my friends and all the faithful dead, by the oversight of William Sherman, whom I make the supervisor of my will. These being witnesses,
Sir William Sherman, John Gibbys, Robert Flynx', William Shawe, with
[No probate act.]
[Margaret Frysmer of Halton Holegate, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF MARGARET FRISMER.
16 January, 1521. I Margarett Frysmer, etc. To be buryed in the
churche yarde off saynt andrews in Halton, with my mortuarye after
the custom off the towne. To our lady warke off lincoln vjd. To the
hye awter off halton ffor tithes forgotton viijd. To our lady off grace a
silver rynge or the price. To our lady off pety an yeyrne candilstike.
To the trynite awter iiijd. To saynt kateryne iiijd. To Ashby church
xijd. To scremby church xijd. To lytill stepinge churche xijd. To
nether toynton churche xijd., and to the over parishe xijd. To my
daughter Isabell a peyr off yerne gallows, etc. To my daughter Agnes.
To syr Robert porchytt xijd. To William gibson an acre land lyinge at
stanwith. To the gild hall off halton a borde. To our lady gild off
halton all my vessill and dishes. To the payntinge off saynt androw ijs.
I will that Richerd langer & John gibson my son be my executors. The
residew off my goodys I will that they dispose them for my husbandes
saull and my saull and all criston saulles. Thies wytnes, syr Will'
ryngott, John manynge, and Richard malney, with other moo.
Proved before D., at Esterkele, 17 March, 1522. Adm. granted
to the executors.
[William Fowle of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 51d. Collated with another copy in 1520–31, folio 2.]
THE TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM FOWLE.
1521. I William Fowle off Kirton in Holand, etc., make my testament and my last will, etc. My body to be buryed in the churchyarde
off the holy apostilles petur and pole off kirton, and for my mortuarye
after the costom off the towne. To the high awter for forgotten thynges
viijd., and to the churche warke xxd. To every awter in the saide churche
ijd. To the leight off seynt erasme iiijd. To the moder churche off
lincoln iiijd. To the faderlesse childer at saynt kateryns with owt
This ys the last will off me William Fowle off kirton in Holand,
maide ther the xiij day off Januar' the yere before named. First, I will
that my executors sell iij acre lande called Andertoft to paye my dettes
and brynge me forth; the residew off the money that levys I will it be
wared in the reparacions off a new lofte or a wolte under the bellofte
in kirton aforsaide. Also I will that the chauntre prest off our
lady of kyrton have ij acr' lande arable and pastur called wright grene
with the appurtenance in this condicion that the said chauntre prest
kepe an obyt yerely for my faders sawll, my moder sawll, my sawll and
all my forelders sawlles, off the sume off ijs. viijd. by yere. And iff the
saide prest wilnott kepe the saide obytt, then I will the churche wardens
reentur in to the saide lande and pastur withe the appurtenance, And
the to kepe the said obytt. The residew off the money to go the church
profytt. Also I will that thomas fowle my brother have my house in the
Edike with all the grownd under it, and ij acre and a stonge called brown
landes in fe symple. I will that thomas fowle my brother sonne have
an acr' lande and a hallffe called hosylande in fee symple. To Robert
fowle a tabull. To Richard ffowle on federbed and a sey coverynge. To
Richard Marshall my weddinge gowne, and to Elizabeth marshall his
wiffe my best mattres, etc. To Elizabeth Eland daughter off Robert
Eland the yonger. To Agnes Eland the wiffe off Robert Eland a lytill
chiste. To John Eyland and Alyn Eland, sonnes off Robert Eland the
elder, other off them a sheip off the best. To Elizabeth my wiffe a cowe
and vj sheip and halffe my howsold stuffe not gyffyn, and the oder equaly
to be devyded betwene Elizabeth and agnes the doughters off thomas
fowle my broder. To the saide Elizabeth ffowll a gerdill. The residew
off my guddys to Robert Eland the elder and thomas ffowle my broder,
that thei dispoce them to the plesur off god and the helth off my saull,
whom I make my executors, and master John litilbury to be supervisore.
Wytnes, syr John plummer priest, thomas poules, Robert Eyland the
yonger, with other moo.
Proved before D., at Swyneshed, 29 Jan., 1521.
[Henry Doubleday of Grantham, a.d. 1521.]
THE TESTAMENT OF HENRY DOUBLEDAY OF GRANTHAM, ETC.
1521. I Henry Doubleday of Grantham, etc. To be buried in the
churche of St. Wulfran of grantham as nygh to the rode as the space
conveniently may be had. To the high awter iijs. iiijd. To our lady
of lincoln werkes vjs. viijd. To the churche of Herby iijs. iiijd. To the
upholdyng of Notyngham briges iijs. iiijd. To Agnes my wif xxl. To
William my son vjl. xiijs. iiijd. To Robert, Francoys, Margaret Jakson,
Margaret Scot, Emot, and Agnes, my servaunts. To my doughters
Margaret and Elizabeth. To William Bawdwyne. To Agnes Jakson.
To Thomas Doubleday. To Thomas Jakson. To Sir John Segraue
vjs. viijd. The residue of my goodes if I have no space to dispose
theym myself, I bequeth to Agnes my wif, to William my sone and
to Syr Robert Dryng, whome I make myn executours. Thies witnes,
Master John Halle, John Metcalf, John Haskerd, and Sir John
Proved before D., in the parish church of Roppesley, 17 March, 1521,
Adm. granted to the executors, etc.
[Walter Cowper of Boston, a.d. 1521.]
[1506 &c., 47.]
THE TESTAMENT OF WALTER COWPER.
1521. I Water Cowper, etc. To be buryde in the churche within
the gray frayres in Boston. To my mortuary as the lawe and custom
requirythe. To our ladys warke in Lincoln xijd. To the faderles
children of sent Katheryn in Lyncoln vjd. To the hye alter in Boston
churche ijs. To the gray freres in Boston for my beryall vjs. viijd.
To every order of freres besyde in Boston xxd. To Beatryce my wyffe.
I will that my whole shepe remayn to my broder Julyan Nedermell, and
he to sell it to bring me to the erthe, etc. The rest of my goods to my
said broder Julyan Nedermell, whom I make executor. Wytynes at
Boston, Sir Jamys parish prest in Boston, William plattes prest, Ric'
Hype, Sir John markby, and others.
This is the last wyll of me Walter Cowper of Boston, made
II February, 13 Henry VIII [a.d. 1521–2]. First, I wyll that the iiij
acres of lande that I bowthe of Sir Thomas Godfray, lyinge in sancte
Marys parish of Waynflet; and ij acre land, sumtyme Helcote lande,
bowthe of Wilȝam Bonde and John Bonde of Wynthorpe, lying in the
parishe of Sancte Marys in Waynflete; and on acre and on halffe of
arable lande that I bowthe of Sir John Raynaldson, (fn. 29) vicar of Claxby,
lying in the sayde paryshe remaynyng in the feoffes handes to the
performance of thys my wyll. Also I wyll that the prest that singes
for water flax'n say placebo and durge with commendacion and messe
of Requiem iiij tymes in the yeer for the soles of my fader and my moder,
my sole, my wifes sole and all crysten sowles, and I will that the prest
have of the rent of the sayde lande for every tyme iiij cotew contynuyng xlv yeeres. (fn. 30) Also I will that the prest hole rente of sayde landes
besyde the xvjd. remayne in lodons handes wyll he lyves, and after
hys decesse to remayn in oder off feoffes handes. And yf yt be that
the rent of the landes of Water flax'n wyll nott pay the prest his wagys,
then I will that the prest have as mych of the rent of the landes to make
up hys full wagys; and the housyng needethe reparacions, I will that
parte of the rentes of the sayd landes go to the reparacions of the sayd
howsing. And after my decese I wyll that vjd. be takyng every yeer
to kepe my obyt with my faders in alhalow churche, that ys to say, ijd.
in mespenys for my sole, my wyffes, on penny to the lyght abowte the
herse, and ijd. to the Ryngeres. (fn. 31) And after the xlv yeers be expiryde, I
wyll that all the sayde landes remain in my feoffes handes to fynd myne
obyt with my faderes in alhalow churche for ever. I wyll that Julyan
Nedermell, my broder, have my house that I wone in with the gardyn that
I boght of stoleres of London, lying by coypytt to hym, to hys hayres
and his assiners without end, and the resydew of the rent of the sayde
lande, myne obit kepe, remaying [sic] in loydons handes os longe os he
lyffe, And to take of yt and dispose yt by the syght of the oder feoffes in
the chyrche of alhalows when most nede ys. I will that my woll hous
and the tenement, that Geffray wonys in be solde by my broder Julyan,
and he to gyffe my wyff xl. Also I wyll yff it be so that the feoffes dye
to the number of vij, I wyll they make a newe dede and infeoffe to the
number of vij, and thus to continew for ever, And the feoffes to pay the
charges of the sayde lande. Theys to wyttnes, Sir Jamys paryshe
prest of Boston, William plattes prest, Sir John Markeby, Ric' Hybe,
[No probate act.]