The testament of Thomas Browne [of Quadring].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 141.]
9 January, 1528. I Thomas Browne of Quadryng. To
Margaret my wyff. To William my sone my house wich I dwellyd
in, and on acre of lande lying at Hotton Crosse, to hym, hys heyres
and assignes, with thys condicion that he shall pay to Helyn my
doughter at the age of xvj yeres xiijs. iiijd. To Robert my sone a
pece off lande callyd Halyday lande to hym, hys heyres and assignes,
so that he pay to Helene my doughter at the age of sextene yeres
vjs. viijd.; also a bote with foure elenettys. To Margaret my
doughter. To Thomas Browne the yonger. To Symon Chatterys.
I will that a honest secculer prest syng for [folio 141d.] my soule
the space of a quarter off a yere, yff my goodes will extende. The
rest off my goodes to Simon Houlton, prest, wich I make my
executor sole, that he may paye my dettes. Wittnes heroff, Syr
Gyles Wood, prest; John Browne; with many others.
Proved at Swyneshed, 29 January, 1528. Admin. granted, etc.
The testament of Robert Rydder [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 397.]
11 January, 1528. I Robert Rydder of Boston. My body to
be buryed in the blak frerys of Boston. To my mortuary aftyr the
custome of the towne of Boston. To the high altare of St.
Botulphe of Boston xijd. To our lady of Lincoln iiijd. To William
my sonne one house in fe symple with all the stuff that is therin,
with ij acres of grounde longyng therto, within the parysche of St.
Thomas in Waynflete. I will that Jenet my wyff have the [premises]
the terme of her lyff, yff sche be disposyd to dwell in it, [etc.]. To
the same William vjl. xiijs. iiijd., a bed, that is to say, a materes, a
coveringe, a [folio 397d.] pare of schetes, ij pilloys, with bedstokes, [etc.], and the sayd stuffe to remayn in the handes off
Richerd Shalloke the yonger to suche tyme as my sonne cum to
xxjty yeres of age. Yff he dye withowt heres of hys body, I will
that the halff of hys bequethementes remayn to Elizabethe my
doughter and the other halff to be disposyd for my soule. To
Elizabethe my doughter vjl. xiijs. iiijd., [etc.], when she cumyth to
xix yeres of age. And it fortune Jenet my wyff to mary, then I will
that she delyver Elizabeth bequethementes to Richerd Shallokes
the yonger for the behoyff of Elizabethe. And yff it fortune Elizabeth to dye withowt heyres of hyr body, I will fyve markes off her
bequethementes be disposyd in dedes of charite, and the resydue to
be devydyd emong my wyffes chyldren. To Robert Orsby a worstyd dooblet, a ledder dooblet and a jerkyn. To Richerd Smythe
a stethy and the stok that it standes in, a trough, the belloys, ij
tewers, a skowmer, iij pares of tonges, croke, stedy, ij grete hamers
and a hand hamer, a vise and the stole that it standes in, a thystell,
my fylys and a butter. To Jenet Smyth, yff she lyff to Michelmes,
a qwy. Also I will yff the sayd Richerde Smyth do trobill my
executors for any thyng, then I will he have none of my bequethmentes. To Beatrix Orsby. I will have ij trentallys done for me
at Scala celi in Boston churche. To Alyson my wyffes doughter.
The resydue I gyff unto Jenet my wyff, whome I make my executrix
to fulfyll my will, by the oversight of Richerde Shallok, [folio 398]
whome I make supervisor. To sir Thomas my sonne vs. [sic] viijd.
I will that sir Thomas my sonne medyll not with my executors for
none of my goodes. Thes beryng wytnes, Sir Thomas Searsy;
William Kellet; Bryan Waryner; sir John Jogge; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 August, 1531, by the executrix.
The testament of Alice Abraham [of Skirbeck (fn. 1) ].
[L.C.C., 1535–7, f. 97d.]
20 January, 1528. I Alson Abraham. My body to be buryd by
my husbande in our Lady qwere in St. Nicholes kyrke, and my
mortuary as the lawe will. I will that one prest syng for my husbande soule, my soule and all xp'en soulys for the space of vj
monethes at our Lady altare in the sayd kyrke. To the high altare
for tithes forgottyn xijd., and to the holly roode light iiijd., and to
our Lady light viijd., and to our Lady pety light iiijd., and to St.
George light iiijd., and to St. Jamys ijd., and to St. Catheryn ijd.
To our Ladys warke of Lincoln xijd., and to the fatherles children
of St. Catheryns viijd. I will that Stephyn Abraham, my suns sun,
have viijl. that was gyven [folio 98] hym by my husbandes mynde.
I will that he have xls. more, [etc.]. I will that my syster doughters
ether of them have xiijs. iiijd. of the money that is in ther fathers
handes. To Jenet Ressys. To Nell Chapman, my goddoughter.
To John Codbodye, my godsun, and Alice Wylson, my goddoughter.
All the reste of my good I gyff to Stephyn Abraham, my suns
sun, to be delyveryd to have at the ende of hys yeres by the handes
of Gylberte Dale, whome I make my executor, with Stephyn Abraham, my sonnys sun. I will that William Murre have vjs. viijd.,
and he to helpe myn executors and to overse them. Before thes
wytnes, William Laueroke; Robert Wylson; Thomas Thyssysworthe; sir Adam Pottes; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Boston, 30 March, 1536. Admin. granted
to Stephen Abraham, Gilbert Dale being meanwhile prevented by
The testament of Thomas Blysse alias Motho of Scalford, [co. Leicester].
[Lyle, p. 94.]
24 January, 1528. I Thomas Blysse alias Mothow off Scalford.
My body too be buried with in the church off Scalford, and my best
gode for my principall. To our lady off Lincoln ijd. To the hy
alter off Scalford ijs. To the lyght off sanct Pulcare xijd. To the
image off our Lady in Scalford halff a pund waxe; and to the image
off our Lady in the church porch halff a pund off waxe; and to the
reparacion off Scalford church iijs. iiijd.; and to the church off
Clauston iiijs. To my cosyne, William Mason, xxiiijs. that my
brother, Henry Moth', ought unto me off dewty for vj sylver spones
and a fetherbed. Residew [page 95] to my cosyne, William Mason,
ande to Agnes my wyffe, whom I make my executoures; and I do
make Robert Wourthington supervisor. Wytnes, Sir Thomas
Smyth, vicare off the same towne; William Frysby; and Thomas
Nyke; with other moo.
[No probate act.]
The testament of Jo. Gell [of Halton Holegate].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 77.]
28 January, 1528. I John Gell of Halton makes my last will.
I wite my soule, [etc.]. My body to be buried in the churchyerd of
St. Androw in Halton, and my best thyng to be my mortuary
according to the costume. I wyt to our lady of Lincoln werke xijd.
I wit to the high awter in Halton to the reparacion viijd. I wit to
oure oder (fn. 2) in the same churche iiijd. I wit to the belles in the
same churche xvjd. To John my son a blak arke of oke and a
throne chayre, a maser, [etc.]. To Agnes my doughter a hernest
gyrdil with a blew corps, [etc.]. To John my son my best gyrdill,
my best bedes, after the decease of his moder. I wit to Agnes my
doughter a payre of corall beades and ij kye when she is xxty yeres
of age, [folio 77d.] and [remainder] to John my son, when he is xxti
yeres of age, and thus the other of theym to be oder heyres; and if
they both dye with in the age aforsaid, then I will all the goodes
shalbe selled by myne executours, and the half of the money to be
disposed to a prest to syng for me and all my good frendes in
Halton churche; and the other half I gyf to Alice my wif. I will
that my wif have the house in Waynflet St. Maryes the terme of
her lif; [remainder] to John my sone; and if he dye with out
heyres, then I will that it remayne to Agnes my doughter; and if
that bothe die with out heyres, then I will the howse be selled and
the money to be gyven to poore men for to pray for my sole and all
criston soules. I will that a prest sing for me a quarter of a yere in
Halton churche. The residue of my goodes not wit I gif to Alice
my wif to bryng me to the gronde, [etc.]. And I ordeyne to be
myne executours Alice my wif and William Herd; and I will
William Drop be supervisour. This witnes, sir John Syke, parishe
prest; William Bough; John Bullok, the yong'; John Sampy;
Proved before P., at Spillesby, 14 April, 1529.
The testament of Agatha Flemyng [of Horncastle].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 145d.]
10 February, 1528. I Agatha Flemmyng makyth thys my testa
ment and last will. To be buryed in the church of our Lady of
Horncastre; and my best to my mortuary as law and custome ther
requiryth. I bequeth all my moveable goodes to Henry Chambers
off Horncastre off the gylde of saynt Katherine with in the church of
our Lady of Horncastre, alderman, John Barcar of the same, and
Oliver Lovell off the same, and off the sayd gylde chamberlainys, to
sell my goodes, and to dispose them in good warkes off pitie, namely,
to the hygh alter off our Lady off Horncastre, for tithes forgotten,
and to every saynt off lyght in Horncastre church, to our Lady of
Lincoln, and into other good dedys as far as my goodes will extende.
I will the alderman and chamberlanys cause placebo with dirige to
be song in the church aforesayd thys same day afore wrytt toward
nyght, and messe of requiem to be song with note tomorowe the
next day insuyng the makyng heroff, for my soule, whose soule God
parden, wich sayd alderman and chamberleyns I orden my executors
to fulfyll thys my last will and mynde nexte herto adiuned, with my
very propre hand assealed.
Also I the forsayd Agatha, the day and yere above wrytt, willyth
and gyffyth to the gylde off saynt Katheryne aforesayd my house
that I dwell in wyth all the appurtenaunces therto belongyng, and
they be buyldyd and lying with in the towne and feldes of Horncastre aforesayd, [folio 146] so that the alderman and chamberlayns
and ther successors for ever fynde on yerly obbit of sex shellynges
eyght pennys to be song ever more in the church aforesayd, the vary
same day of the moneth that it shall please God to make my
departyng, for my soule and the soule of sir John Eston, my godfather, wich bought thys my sayd house and dyd gyff it to my
father and mother the terme of ther lyffys, and aftyr ther deseases
to me and the heyres of my body. Because I have none heyres of
my body I gyff to Henry Chambers of Horncastre, alderman of the
gylde of saynt Katheryne, John Barcar of the same and Olyver
Lovell of the same, of the forsayd gylde chamberlanys, my forsayd
house, [etc.], as frely as my godfather dyd gyff it to me: to hold to
them to the behuff of the said gylde, kepyng yerly my sayd obbit,
and doyng the service to the cheffe lordes off that ffee theroff dew;
into more strenth and performance of thys my gyffte includyng the
verey forme off my dede of gyfft accordyng to a former gyffte mayd
by me to the forsayd gylde, as more playnly apperyth in certen
wrytyng indentyd, yff they may be forth cumyng, mayd and sealyd
byfore my lady Margaret Copledyke, latly of Horncastre, now dede,
Phylip Stevenson off the same, [folio 146d.] now ded, Rayff
Barowys of the same, yit on lyff, Robert Halgarth off the same, yit
on lyff, with divers other of the same, yit on lyff:—Almen shall
know that I Agatha Flemyng, in my veray propre person, in the
day off the makyng heroff, abowt aleven of the clokke of the same
day, to have gyffyn to Henry Chambres, alderman, John Barcar
and Olyuer Lovell, chamberlanes of the gylde off saynt Katheryne,
and to ther successors for ever full possession and seasine off and in
the sayd house with all and singler thappurtenaunces to the use of
thys my last will. Witnesses, Syr Peter Lyllum, my gostly father,
and of Horncastre parysh priest; Robert Halgarth of the same;
Robert Lovell of the same; Robert Sperlyng of the same; and
John Maydenwell of the same; wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 5 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of W. Gleppys [of Gedney].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 82.]
12 February, 1528. I William Gleppys of Gedney in Holland.
To Helene my wyff all my landes, mesuages, [etc.], as well frehold
as coppy holde, with in the towne and felde of Gedney, of all the
third, costom and lordshyp holdyn with in the sayd towne, aftyr the
maner and custom, to hyr and hyr assygnes the terme of lyff; and,
aftyr her deth owt of thys transitory worlde, to William, Robert,
John, Richard and Thomas, my sonnys, in maner foloyng—to
William my sone and to [folio 82d.] the heyr of hys body iij acre
and di. off ffreholde, and on acre of copyholde ner adionyd to the
sayd iij acre and di., when he cummys to xxty yeres; to Robert
Gleppys, my sone, my principall messuage, lying in Chapell Gate
streyt, and too acre pasture wherupon the sayd messuage standes
off, to hym and to the heyres of hys body; to John my sone a
tenement, lying in Chappell Gate streyt, nere unto Chapell Bryg,
with on acre and di. wherof the sayd tenement stands upon, other
ways callyd Carter Grene, and on acre and di. lying in Riffeld, to
him and to the heyres of hys body; to Richard Gleppys, my sone,
on tenement lying in Sedyke Gate, sumtyme the tenement of Alice
Dobbyt, late of Gedney, with iij acre and on roode, part wherof the
sayd tenementes stand uppon, to hym and to thers of hys body;
to Thomas my sone and to thers of hys body too acre pastur lying
in Claypolle; [remainder in each case] to the eldyst off them that
ys then lyffyng, [etc.]; [remainder in default of issue to be] [folio
83] solde by the church warden of Gedney, and all such moneys as
is imployed to be disposyd with in the church of Gedney for my
soule and all my good frende soulys. Resydue to Helene my wyff,
whome I make my executrix. Thyes wytnes, sir Robert Sampson,
prest; William Bokkew; Robert Clarkson; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Spald', 19 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executrix.
The testament of Richard Osse [of Gosberton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 84.]
17 February, 1528. I Richerd Osse of Gosberkyrke. I will
that Agnes my wyff have my house aftyr the mynd of my fathers
will; [remainder to] Thomas my sone, to hym, hys heyres [folio
84d.] and hys assignes, under thys condicion that he pay to Margaret and Agnes hys systers and to John hys brother the elder to
every on of them xiijs. iiijd. Yff it fortune that John, Margaret
and Agnes or anny of them decease before ther mother, (as God
defende), then I will that the partes of them beyng departyd owt off
thys worlde do remayn alone to Thomas my sone or to hys heyres
or hys assignes, [etc.]. I will that Agnes my wyff have all my
houshold stuff unto her fyndyng. Resydue of my goodes to Thomas
my sonne, the wich I orden to be my executor to pay my dettes,
and to dispose them into good warkes for the helth of my soule.
Thyes beyng wytnesses, sir Thomas Aannes; Thomas Stybberd;
Thomes Wassell; Thomas Hogbody; and Robert Osse; with other
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 20 April, 1529.
The testament of Thomas Burrell [of Bardney].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 132d.]
23 February, 1528. I Thomas Burrell of Bardeney. To my
brother, John Burrell, the halffe of my bote and xxs.; he to be good
to my mother; and my doughter Elizabeth shall have the other
halffe of my bote. To the prior and convent of Nocton vjs. viijd.
Resydue of housholde stuff to my doughter. I will that Thomas
Sybbryan have kepyng of her with her parte to she be of laufull
age; wich Thomas I make my executor and John Burrell; with
oversyght of sir Edmund Watson, vicare. These witnesses, Brianne
Maver et Xp'ofero Rawlynson cum aliis.
Proved at Lincoln, 7 May, 1529. Admin. granted to the
The testament of Roger Perche [of Swineshead].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 86.]
25 February, 1528. I Roger Perche of Swyneshed. I will
that Ame my doughter have my messe with the appurtenaunces
duryng the terme of x yeres, that she pay my dettes therwith, so
that she kepe my messe well reparyd wyth wyndthyght and waterthyght; [remainder in succession] to William and John my sonnes
and to the [folio 86d.] heyres of ther bodies; [remainder] to Johan
and Ame my doughters and to the heyres of ther bodyes; [remainder to] be solde be my feoffes, [etc.], and the mony therfore to be
receyvyd they to dispose it uppon the most necesseries of the church
of Swyneshed by the advice of the vicar and the church wardens
for the tyme beyng. I will that my feoffes off and in my sayd messe
shall stand seassyd therof, ther heyres and assignes, to the use of
thys my will. I will that the sayd Johane and Ame my doughters
have on acre off hempe lande, the wich I hold be copy unto Michelmes next cumyng; and then they to pay the yeres rent therof to
the lord. I will that William Bennet of Swyneshed be supervisor
of thes premesses. Resydue to Amee my doughter, who I do make
my executrice. Thyes wytnesses, sir Thomas Garton, vicar of
Swyneshed; Thomas Wolmer of Wigtofte, gent'; William Bennet
of the same; Ric' Wryght of Swyneshed; Ric' Benacle of the
same, the elder; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 21 April, 1529.
The testament of T. Knope [of Spalding].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 145.]
1 March, 1528. I Thomas Knope of Spaldyng. To Margaret
Knope, my wyff, iiijl. in mony or mony worthe, and my house on
Westlade syde duryng hyr lyff, kepyng it wyth sufficient reparill;
and yff she dye of hyr sykenes, then I will the money be dysposyd
in prestes syngyng in the church of Spaldyng for our soulys and all
crysten soulys. To Robert Knope and Thomas Knope, my sones;
and to Katheryne and Elysabeth Knope, my doughters; and yff any
off them dye with in the age of mariage, then I will that every on
off them be others heyres; and yff so fortune that they all dye or
they be maryed, then I will [that their portions] be solde by the
handes of my executors, and to be dysposyd for the helth of our
soulys. I will be brought furth with placebo and dirige and messe
of requiem. The resydue of my goodes I will they remayn in the
handes of Robert Rydysdalle and John Halcoke to the behoyff of
my chyldren; wich Robert and John I ordeyn my executors; and
Thomas Talyngtone to be supervysor. Wyttnes, sir Robert Gee;
William Payne; John Clerke; Robert Bocher; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 2 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Wiliam Seborne [of Claybrooke, co. Leicester].
[Lyle, p. 83.]
3 March, 1528. I Wiliam Seborn. My body to be buried in
the chirch of Clebrowke. I bequieth to my mortuary my best
beyste aftur the custome and maner of the contre. To the mother
church of Lincoln ijd. To the parich churche of Clebrooke xijd.
To sanct Nicolas aulter xld. To the parich church a bord clothe to
mak a aulter cloth on. The residew [page 84] I gyfe to Thomas
my sonne, my executor, to dispose for the helthe of my soull and all
chrystyn solles. Theis bering wytnes, John Rede; John Webstar;
John Dafferne; with other moo.
[No probate act.]
The testament of Henry Percy [of Sutterton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 236.]
5 March, 1528. I Henry Percy of Soterton. My body to be
buryd within the church yerde of our blessyd lady in Soterton, and
my mortuary aftyr the custome. To the high altare of our lady of
Soterton for tithys forgottyn vjd.; and to the anowrmente of every
altare in the same churche ijd. To the churche warke ther xijd.
To the light callyd the Hogners light iiijd. To the church warke
of our mother churche of Lincoln iiijd. To the orphans of St.
Catheryns withowt the wallys ther ijd. I will that Margaret Percy,
my wyff, have aftyr my decese my mansion at the churche, with the
purtenaunces, contenyng iiij acres, to the terme of her lyff, and aftyr
her decease to remane to Richerde Percy, my [folio 236d.] sonne,
to hym and to hys heyres of hys body; [remainder] to John Percy,
my sonne, to hys heyres or assygnes. I will that my mansion that
I dwell in remayn to the forsayd John Percy, accordyng aftyr my
father will. I will that my horsse mylne continew and stand styll
in the house. To John Percy, my sonne, v roode pasture, callyd
Cherygarthe, to hym and to hys heyres and assygnes. To Margaret
my wyff viij acr' pasture unto the tyme that Richerde Percy, my
sone, be xij yeres to the fyndyng of the same Richerde; and then
I will the sayd viij acr' remayn to Richerd my sonne, to hym and
hys heyres and assygnes; and, yff he dye within lawfull age, to
remayn to John Percy, my sonne, to hym, to hys heyres or hys
assygnes. To Agnes Percy, my doughter, the space of xxty yeres,
one cotage, callyd Dycson house, contenyng halff on acre, she
[keeping] the sayd mansion with lawfull reparacion; [remainder]
to John Percy, my sonne, to hym and hys heyres and to hys
assygnes. To Agnes Bray, my syster. To John Bray, her sonne.
Resydue to Margaret Percy, my wyff, whome I make my executrix,
to bryng my body to the holy moldes, to dispose for the helthe of
my soule, the soulys of my father and my mother, all my good
frendes and all crysten soulys, [etc.]. I will that William Booke
helpe my wyff and be the supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John
Wryght, parysh prest; John Alleyn, the yonger; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 22 May, 1531, by the executrix.
The testament of Richard Pery of Kyrton.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 87.]
5 March, 1528. I Richard Pery of Kyrton in Holand. [folio
87d.] My body to be buried in the churche of the blessed apostelles
St. Peter and Paule of Kyrton. And I bequeth in the name of my
mortuarie after the custome of the towne. To the high aulter of
Kyrton for tithes forgoten vjs. viijd., and to every aulter vjd. And
to the churche warke of Kyrton xls. To the Trinitie gilde of
Kyrton iijs. iiijd. To our ladies warke of Lincoln xijd. To the
orphauns of St. Catherine vjd. To every ordre of freres in Boston
iijs. iiijd. Also I wil that my wif have viij kye, viij calves, xl yowes
and ther lambes and ij of my best mares, and iiij mares that were
her owne, one amblyng [sic] that was Thomas Fowles, and all the
houshold stuf that she brought un to me, and vj fen kye and ther
calves. Also I will that my wif have her fyndyng of whete and
malte and other corne to the fest of St. Michel next coming, and x
nete of ij yeres olde and xxti hogges. Also I will that Jenet my
doughter have xl marc' in money, and x marc' in money to her
chambre. Also I will that iche one of Thomas Fowle children have
one qwy with the calf. The residue to William Pery, my sone, and
Humfrey Pery, my sone, whome I make my executors, to pey my
dettes and to dispose my goodes to the most pleasur of God and
helth of my soule. And I wil Thomas Roper be supervisor. Thies
beyng witnesses, sir John Bruster of Kyrton; sir George Lincoln of
the same towne; John Donyngton of the same towne; with other
5 March, 20 Henry viii. This is the last will of me Richard
Pery of Kyrton in Holand made ther. To Marget my wif my hed
mansion that I owne in, with ix acre landes lyeng under hit, and iij
acr' landes and di. leyng in Algate, [folio 88] and v acr' pasture
leyng in Lokholm, and iiij acr' arrable landes leyng in Ayres feldes,
all the terme of her lif. Also I will she kepe my hed mansion in
sufficient reparacion, and that she make no wast in fellyng wode of
the grownde. Also I will that she kepe John Pery, my sone, and
Jenet Pery, my doughter, to the tyme that they shall be at age of
xxti yeres. I gif to William Pery, my sone, all my landes ther I
have leyng of the west and south side of the common sewer of
Kyrkton in fee simple. I wil that my hed mansion with all the
landes that I have [geven to Margarett my wife remayne to William
my son in fee symple after her decease. Also I geve unto the forseid William my son the lands that I have (fn. 3) ] in the tenure of
Frauncys Browne, esquyer. I gif to Humfrey Pery, my sone, ij
mesuages, one cotage, and all my landes, [etc.], in the est and north
side of the common sewer of Kyrton in fee symple, excepte thos
landes that I have in the tenure of Fraunces Browne, esquyer.
Also I will that William and Humfrey Pery, my sones, pay to John
Pery, my sone, xll. sterlinge, that is to say, xx poundes of William
Pery and xxl. of Humfrey Pery; in this condicion that the forsaid
John Pery shal clayme no title in the shifte of Richemond fee, and
if he do, he shall forfete the forsaid xll. If John my sone be mynded
to be prentyse, then I will that William and Humfrey my sones
delyver to Thomas Roper, my supervisour, suche one summe of
money that he thynketh shalbe necessary to the forsaid John at his
entreng to his prentiship; and I will the residue of the forsaid
summe of xll. be delyvered to John my sone by the handes of
William and Humfrey my sones or ther executours or assignes at
age of xxj yeres. Thies witnes, sir John Bruster of Kyrton; sir
George Lincoln of the same towne; John Donyngton of the same
towne; with other mor'.
Proved before P., 2 June, 1529, by the executors.
The testament of Jo. Josson [of Sutterton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 84d.]
11 March, 1528. I John Josson of Soterton. I will that my
executors fynde on seculer annwall preste to syng on trentall afore
our swete lady of Soterton, with in the space of iij yeres after my
decease, for my soule, the soulys of my father and my mother, and
all xp'en soulys. I will that Agnes my wyff pay to William my sone,
when he cumys to the age off xxty yeres, xxvjs. [folio 85] viijd. yff
he be content and not trobyll hys mother for moveable and unmoveable goodes, or ellys the sayd William to lak the forsayd xxvjs. viijd.
To Thomas and John my sones. I will that all my land and
pastur, contenyng vj acr' and on roode, remayn to Agnes my wyff
for xxty yeres; [remainder] aftyr the sayd space or aftyr her
decease, to William, Thomas and John my sonys evenly to be
devyded betwyx them thre. The resydue to Agnes my wyff, whome
I make my executrix; and I will that William Boke and Roger
Bennet be my supervisors. Thes beyng wytnes, Sir John Wryght,
parysh prest; William Gebon; Ric' Benecle; with other.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 20 April, 1529.
The testament of Agnes Buknall [of Thimbleby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 78d.]
12 March, 1528. I Agnes Buknall. To Robert, William and
Henry my sones. To Robert Buknall, my sone, all my housys and
landes lying within the towne and feldes of Thymolby to have and
to hold to hym and to hys heyres of hys body, so that he fynde the
sayd Henry hys brother at skole to he cum to laufull age off a prest;
yff so be Henry will not be a prest, then I will Robert to be
dyschargyd of hym, and the sayd Henry to take hys awne chaunce.
Provydyd yff Robert dye without heyres of hys body, then I will
all the [premises] besolde and the mony thereoff to go to the
church of Thymolby to be song and prayd for in the sayd church
for my soule and the soule of John Buknall, my husband, and the
soulys off all other good frendes. Residue of goodes to the forsayd
Robert Buknall, whom I make my executor. Wyttness, Sir Thomas
Forloueff the parysh prest of Thymolby; William Jakson of the
same; and Henry Yorke of the same; with other moy.
Proved at Horncastle, 15 April, 1529. Admin. granted, etc.
The testament of Richard Quykrell [of Boston, notary].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 247d.]
13 March, 1528. I Richarde Quykrell of Boston, notarye,
constytute and orden my testamente in ȝe wheche conteynythe my
laste wyll. My body to be buryed nyȝhthe the sepulture place
of John Quykrell, some tyme my father, by the crosse callyd Powllhyrd; and my mortuary after the custome of the town of Boston.
To the alter of saynt Botulphe of Boston iiijd. To ower lady of
Lincoln iiijd. To the fatherles chyldren at saynt [folio 248] Katherenes of Lincoln iiijd. To the appostyll gylde in the churche of
Boston for amendyng of areymentes viijd. The resedew of my
goodes I quethe them to Margarett my wyll [sic], whom I make my
executryx, by the oversyȝht of John Paxton, whom I make surveer
of my wyll. Thes beyng wyttnes, Sur Thomas Cersy, curate;
Stephyn Wodheuse; William Hawthorne; and William Harbreyd;
wyth other moe.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, .
The testament of John Sowthe [of Orby].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 79.]
16 March, 1528. I John Sowthe of Orby. My body to be
buryed in the church yerde of all Halloys in Orby; and my mortuary as the lawe requirys. To our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the
high altare of Orby iiijd. To the roode lyght of Orby iiijd. To the
kyrk of Orby for all maner thyng xs. To Willobe, Welton, Baro,
Candylsby and Gunby kyrkes iiijd. [apiece]. To Alyson my doughter.
To every order of frerys in Boston iiijd. To Helene my doughter.
To Agnes my doughter ij acres [folio 79d.] fre lande, callyd Gayllard
lande, her lyff; and at the decesse of her it to be solde and to be
disposyd for the helthe of ther soulys that it cam of. To Margaret
Sowthe, dougter to the sayd Agnes. The resydue of my goodes not
bequethyd nor wit I put to the discrestion of Agnes my doughter,
whome I make my executrix; and Sir Robert Snaith to be supervisor. Wytnes, Thomas Chawmers; Herry Brun; Walter Barre;
with other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 24 October, 1532.
The testament of Laurence Sowter [of Long Sutton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 338.]
17 March, 1528. I Laurence Sowter of Sutton in the dioc'
of Lincoln. My body to be buryd in the churche yerde of our Lady
in Sutton. To the high altare for tithys forgottyn iijs. iiijd. To
the prior of Castelacre iiijd. To the reparacion of our Lady church
in Lincoln ijd. To the pore chyldren at st. Catheryns ijd. To the
iiij principal gildes within the churche of Sutton to iche of them
iiijd. To the light of st. Anne gilde vjd. To st. Jamys light ijd.
To st. Catheryne light ijd. To st. Crystofer light ijd. To the rode
light, to the plugh light, to the yomans light, to the maydens light,
to the Holy Gost light, to our Lady of grace light, to ich of them
ijd. To the reparacions of the churche of our Lady in Sutton xijd.
Thys is the last will of me Laurence Sowter. To Alice my wyff
ij acres lying in Kyngram of mr. Cranwell holde the terme of her
lyff; and, aftyr her decease, I will they remayn to John my sonne.
I will that the sayd Alice have the cotage with x acres lying in
Crosse gate the terme of her lyff; alway provydyd that she have her
inhabitaunce and dwellyng in this my house with the sayd John as
long as they ij shall agre. The resydew of my lande I will remayn
to John my sonne and to hys heyres of hys body; [remainder] to
Margaret, Agnes and Alice my doughters equally to be devydyd
emong them thre, and iche of them to be others heyres. [folio 338d.]
I will that John my sone do exhibite and fynde on honest preste,
within thre yeres aftyr I departe, to syng for me, my benefactors and
good frendys the space of halff a yere within the churche of our Lady
of Sutton. I wyll that my houshold stuff be devyded equally
betwyxte my wyff and all my chylder, so that John my sonne have
the worst parte, and my wyff have the fether bed that we ij do ly
in. The resydue to John my sonne, whome I orden my executor to
accomplysh my will at the oversyght of John my brother, whome I
make my supervisor. Thes wytnesses, Henry Ogle, prest; John
Marke; William Sowter; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Hande [of Loughborough,
[Lyle, p. 85.]
20 March, 1528. I Robert Hand of the town of Lowghborow.
My [page 86] body to be buryed in the churche yarde of sanct
Peter and Polle in Lowgborow. I bequieth unto my mortuary my
best good, aftur the use and custome and law of holy church. To
the mother church of Lyncoln iiijd. To the hee alter of Lowgborow
for tethys forgotten iiijd. To John Hobbard, my sone, dwelling in
Qwarm, a whort lede and iij smalle ledys, and a grete harke, and ij
smale coffers, and a greate tabull in the hall, and the forme to the
sayme tabull, [etc.]. To the childe of John Hobbertes. To Esabell
my daghter ij smale coffers. To the chelde of John Handwyns.
Also the sayd stuffe that I bequieth unto John Hobbard, [page 87]
my sone, I will that Jone my wife schall haife the keping of them
for the terme of hur lyfe. Resydew unto Jone my wyfe, and I mak
hur my executor. Wytnes here upon, Jhon Taylor; Richet Mey;
and John Androw; with diwers other moo.
[No probate act.]
The testament of Nicholas Idon [of Spalding].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 83.]
20 March, 1528. I Nicholes Idon of Spaldyng. I will that
Jamys my sone, yff it fortune hym to lyff to the age off xviij yere,
then that he have the house that was my fathers, next to the house
of John Chaters in Pynchbek by the se syde, to hym and hys heyres
off hys body; [remainder] to Julyan my wyff and to her assygnes.
To Jamys my sone viijl. yff it fortune hym to lyff to the age before
namyd; and yff he decease before the sayd age, then I will that the
sayd viijl. be waryd, bestowyd and therwith be bought iij copys of
blew color to remayn in the parysh church of Spaldyng for the
honor of the church and the worshyp of God servys ther done.
[folio 83d.] I will that Robert my sone, yff it fortune hym to lyff
that he cum to the age of xviij yeres, then that he have my house in
Pynchbek standyng in the market sted, to hym and hys heyres of
hys body; [remainder] to my doughter in lyke maner; and yff all my
chyldren decease with owt heyres of ther bodyes, I will that the
house be solde to the best valew and disposyd within the church of
Pynchbek, aftyr the discrestion and wysdome of the most honest and
discret men of the same towne, for the most [sic] of my soule welth
and all the soulys above rehersyd, with other of my good frende
soulys and all crysten soulys. To Robert my sone at the age of
xviij yeres, and Elizabeth my doughter at the age of xvj yeres, viijl.
each, [etc.]. To Agnes my doughter at xvj yeres viijl.; and yff she
decease before the sayd age, I will the viijl. be disposyd emonges
pore people wher most nede shall require. To Maryan and Johan
my doughters viijl. each yff they lyff to the age of xvj yeres, [etc.].
The rest of my goodes I gyff to Julyan my wyff; also I make her,
Jamys Dalltone and Jamys my sone my executors. Also I will John
Hyll of Pynchbek be supervisor. Thyes wytnesses, Sir William
Scotte; Sir Ric' Lawlay; and Ric' Trowth; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Spalding, 19 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to Julian the relict and James Dalton, reserving power to grant to
James the son when he shall come to age.
The testament of John Dayle of Hynklay [co. Leicester].
[Lyle, p. 106.]
[Query 1528. (fn. 4) ] I John Dale of Hynkley. My body to be buried
in the churchȝard of Hynkley. Also to Lincoln iiijd. Also to
Hynkley churche vs. Also to the gyld of Hynkley xxd. To Ric' my
sonne the howse that he dwelles yn. To John Dale, my other sonne,
the howse wich I dwell yn. To the same John ij howsys in Bondend with all o'ther aportens; also both my shoppys with all such
stofe thatt longith to them. To Eleseb' [page 107] my doghter to
hur marige v mark withe hur repariell. The rysidew I gif to Ellsabeth my wyfe and to John Dale, my sonne, the wich I mak myn
executors. Theis witnes, Sir James Portar, wicar of Hynkley; and
Thomas Trewluffe; with other moo.
[No probate act.]
The testament of Sir William Derham [perpetual vicar of Osbournby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 257. Translated from the Latin.]
20 March, 1528. I William Derham, perpetual vicar of
Osburnby. My body to be buried in the church of the blessed
apostles Peter and Paul of Osburnby. My mortuary as the law is.
To the church of Osburnby vjs. viijd. To the fabric of the church
of Lincoln xxd. To the orphans of St. Catherine there iiijd. To a
priest for one year to celebrate for my soul and the souls of my
parents cs. To the churches of Scredyngton, Spanby, Stowe,
Walcot, Newton, Threkyngham, Waterwilloghby, Ounsby and
Aswardby. To the church of Gunwarby j 'flawnder chyst.' To
George Derham, my brother, one robe (togam), and to Alice his wife
one feather bed (plumale). To Henry, Isabel, Margaret and Mary
Derham. To John Jackson junior and William his brother. To
the four orders of friars of the town of Boston, to each house xijd.
To every one of the children whom I have raised from the holy font.
To Christopher Sawdry of Aswardby. To the iij gilds of Osburnby
within the church there xijd. each. To the bells there xijd. To the
light of All Saints there iiijd. To the prior and convent of Nocton
Parke vs. The residue of my goods to Humphrey Walcot, esquire,
whom I make my executor. Witnesses, Robert Warde; Richard
Pew; and others.
Proved before P., at Sleford, 27 September, 1530.
The testament of Edward Haggas of Westerkele.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 260d.]
21 March, 1528. I Edward Haggas of Westerkele. My body
to be buryed in the churche yerde of st. Helene in Westerkele; for
my mortuary as the law wyll. To our Lady of Lincoln warke xijd.
To the high alter of Westerkele for tithes forgotten vjd. To every
alter in the sayd churche iiijd. To every gylde in the churche vjd.
To Johanne my wyff. To my mother a house the terme of her lyff,
and after her decease to remayn to John my sonne and to the heyres
of hys body. I will that yff she be disposyd to go from my wyff to
have her awne housholde stuff [sic]. To Elizabeth Haggas. To
Margaret Haggas. To Jane Haggas. To my moder iijs. iiijd. in
money. To William Whyttyll. To John Haggas. To Agnes
Symson. To Robert my sone a gret rygge at Burtofte. To Gylbert
a rygge lying in Tofte Felde. To William my sone a rygge lying in
Tofte Felde. I will that the lande lying on Dyke Wang, butt' on
Welles of the west, and on my owne on the este, go to the kepyng
of a obbet for me and all my frendes. To Alice my doughter iij
landes to her mariage, on lying on Dyke Wang, buttyng on John
Obynson of the este, and another lande lying on Erles Wang, by the
londe of Cotes of the south, and another lande lying on the Syke by
the lande of the prior of Feryby of the este. And yff she cannot
have them in qwyet, then to have the garthe at Cotes. And yff the
sayd Alice departe withowt heyres of her body, then the sayd landes
and garth to remayn emong my chyldren. To Jane my wyff ij
gresse rigges duryng her lyff, [remainder] to my chyldren. The
resydewe of my goodes I will that Xp'ofor Haggas and John a Kyrk
dispose it emong my chyldren, whome I make executors, and they
to have for ther labors iijs. iiijd. Thes wytnes, John Boston;
Robert Walche; William Symson; William Whyttyll; Robert
Saxton; and William Haggas.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 20 January, 1530.
The testament of William Putteryll [of Theddlethorpe
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 214d.]
26 March, 1529. I William Puttryll of Thedylthorp of the
parysh of st. Helene. My body to be buryed within the church
yerde of st. Helene, and in the name of my mortuary the thyng wich
the lawe requiryth to have. To the high alter in my parysh churche
xijd. To the buyldyng of the stepill xijd. To our mother chyrch of
Lincoln iiijd. To Thomas my sone a wane, [etc.], and the legacy
shall remane in the hande of Thomas Puttryll, my brother, unto
such tyme as the chylde cum to discrestion or age. I will that a
prest be hyryd to say a trentall of messys for my soule and all crysten
soulys. Resydue to Isabell my wyff and to Thomas my sonne to be
devydyd and done at the sight of Isabell my wyff and Thomas
Putryll, my brother, whome I orden my executors. Thes beyng
wytnes, Sir Thomas Gylbe, parysh prest; Xp'ofer White; William
Whyte; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Alford, 6 October, 1530.
The testament of T. Bronde [of Frampton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 80.]
28 March, 1529. I Thomas Bronde of Frampton. To Xp'ofer
and Anthony my sonnys xxl. betwyx them when they shall be at the
age off xxty yeres; and yff on of them decease before the age of
xxty yeres, the other shall have the hole xxl.; and yff both decease
before the age off xx yeres, then I will that it shalbe disposyd in the
church of Frampton by the advice of sir Xp'ofer Smyrke, vicar of
the church of Frampton, William Erle, Thomas Wormesley,
William Ernolde, Thomas Foule and Thomas Bronde, that is to
say, on the church warkes and one hable prest to syng in the church
of Frampton for my soule, my wyffes soulys and all my good frende
soulys. To Xp'ofer my sone my best maser callyd the standing
maser, [etc.] To Anthony my sone sex sylver sponys, [etc.] To
Xp'ofer and Anthony my sonnys ij harnysyd gyrdyls. To sir
Xp'ofer Smyrke, vicar, and to sir Alen Askew, prest. I will that on
honest and discrete prest shall syng in Frampton church on quarter
of a yere for my soule and all cristen soulys and he to have for hys
wages xxvjs. viijd. [To Isabel my wife, (i) for life, my mansion,
[folio 80d.] where I do dwell, with remainder in succession to
Xp'ofer and Anthony my sons in tail; (ii) for life, one acre of arable
land lying in a field called Longlandes, with remainder in succession
to Xp'ofer and Anthony my sons and Thomas Foule of Kyrton, my
godsun, in tail; (iii) for 20 years, 1½ acres of arable land, lying in
Corten Felde, with remainder in succession to Xp'ofer and Anthony
my sons and [folio 81] Thomas Bronde, my brother's son, in tail;
(iv) for 20 years, 1½ acres of land in Long Lyttell Fenne, with
remainder in succession to Xp'ofer my son in fee at 20 years
of age, and Anthony my son in tail; (v) for 20 years, a
pasture off 5 acres, somtime John Donyngton's, lying by Langrake land, and half an acre of land in Tanworthe Felde, with
remainder in succession to Anthony and Xp'ofer my sons in tail,
and my wyff for life; (vi) for life, 3 acres of copyholde land,
whereof 2 acres and a rood lie in Long Landes, and 3 roods in
Corten Felde, with remainder in succession to my said sons in tail,
and [folio 81d.] Thomas Bronde, my brother, in fee; (vii) for 20
years, 2 acres of pasture, whereof 5 roods lie in Gye Gores, and 3
roods in Sandholm by the lands of Thomas Stalworth in 2 pieces,
and she to dispose every yere during the said term 4s. in Frampton
church for the health of my soul, with remainder in succession to
Anthony my son in tail, and Xp'ofer my son in fee; remainder, as
to parcels i-v, to] be solde bi the xij feoffȝ of our lady gylde in
Frampton and by the most honest men of the same towne, and the
money theroff cumyng to be disposyd in church warkes in Frampton,
and a prest to syng ther for my soule and my wyffes soulys. I will
that my horse mylne remayn uppon the grounde to the use of my
heyres, and the tymber in lyke maner withowt any waste, excepte
for reparacions upon the same grounde to be made. I will that vjl.
xiijs. iiijd. shalbe disposyd for my soule at my buryall day, my vijth
day and yere day. I will my ij sonnys have ther fyndyng of my
goodes and landes unto they shalbe at the age of xxty yeres; and
who so ever shall fortune to mary my wyff will not kepe my sonnys
honestly, then I will that William Erle shall have the kepyng of
them at the oversyght of sir Xp'ofer Smyrke, vicar of Frampton,
Thomas Wormesley, William Ernolde, Thomas Bronde and Thomas
Foule, with all my landes excepte my wyffes jointry, [etc.] Resydue
to Isabell my wyff, who I do make my executrix. [folio 82] I will
that master Anthony Erby shall be supervisor. I will that William
Ernolde and Thomas Bronde, my brother sone, shall helpe my wyff.
Thyes beyng wytnesses, sir Xp'ofer Smyrke, vicar; sir Alen Askew,
prest; John Cony; Thomas Wormesley; Thomas Carleton; and
William Frere; with many other.
Proved before P., at Boston, 17 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executrix.
The testament of John Tupplyn of Northesomercotes.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 94.]
29 March, 1529. I John Tupplyn of Northsomercotes. To
our Lady gylde of Northsomercotes iiij sylver sponys; also to the
kyrke warke of Sowthsomercotes iijs. iiijd. Also I will that every
god barne of myne beyng a lyff at thys day have iiijd. To Ric'
Tupplyn on qwye of ij yeres olde, a jak, a pare of splentes, and a
poule axe. To Edward Tupplyn of Southsomercotes a sallyt. To
John Goderyk. I will that Thomas Harde that is with me receyve
of John Wyhclyff of Northsomercotes xxxs. for a certen grounde,
that he hays bought of me, lying in Northsomercotes. I will that
Alice my wyff have my house that I wonnyd in at thys day, beyng
in Northsomercotes, as long as she kepys hyr unmaryed, [etc.];
also a yerly annuyte of iijs. iiijd., it to be payd of all my landes in
Northsomercotes ons by yere. And aftyr her decease I will the
sayd annuite retorne to my executors and feoffers, they to kepe a
yerly obbyt in the parysh kyrke [folio 94d.] of our lady of Northsomercotes as it apperyth her aftyr by hys [sic] will. The resydue
of my goodes not wytt I bequeth to John Mylnys of Southsomercotes, to John Gooderyk the yonger of Northsomercotes and to
Robert Garnam of Garnthorpe, whome I make my executors, by
the counsyll of Mr Thomas Skypwyth off Utterby, esquier, whome
I make supervysor. Thes wyttnesses, sir William Aylby, vicar;
Jamys Rannald; John Jullynd the yonger; with other moy.
Thys is the last will of me, John Tupplyn, of Northsomercotes,
mayd the day and yere above wryttyn. I will that my executors
togeder with my feoffys have in ther proper use fyve acres of lande
pastur lying at the Lee Meale House in the parysh of Southsomercotes, and on acre of land arabyll in the northfelde of the same and
di' on acre of medowe in the medowe of the same parysh; and with
the valew of the sayd lande I will they fynde on obbyt yerly to be
done in the church of Southsomercotes for the soulys of William
Tupplyn and Elysabeth, for the soulys of John Tupplyn and Isabelle
and all ther good frendes with all crysten soulys, that is to wyt: to
the parson ther or to hym beryng cure in hys stede iiijd.; to the
chauntry priest ijd.; to men and chyldren moste usuall in the quere
upon halydays for syngyng a solempne dirige xd.; in offeryng at
hyghe messe iiijd.; for wax candyll ijd.; the resydue of the
[premises], all chargys done, to be expendyt in bred and ale on the
Munday next aftyr myd lentyn Sonday or anny other day in that
weke when it shall be thought most expedyent. [folio 95] I will
that my executors togeder with my feoffers haffe in ther propre use,
aftyr the forme aforesayd, all the landes wich I have in the parysh
of Northsomercotes, and they wyth the valew of them to fynde on
obbyt yerly, in the church of our Lady of Northsomercotes, for my
soule and my wyffes and all crysten soulys in the weke aforenamyd,
that is to wyt, to the vicar ther, or to hym bearyng cure in hys stede,
for syngyng a solempne dirige iiijd.; to the gylde prestes ijd.; to
men and chyldren most usyng the qwere apon hally days xd.; in
offeryng at the messe iiijd.; in wax candyll ijd.; to the vicar or to
hym bearyng cure in hys sted for remembryng of my soule and my
wyffes in hys beaderoule iiijd.; to be expendyd in brede and ale vs.
iiijd.—sum vijs. vjd. The resydue of all the sayd landes to be expendyd in messys syngyng and in other charitable warkes, as they
thynke best in tyme to cum, for the well of my soule. It is my will
that yff any of John Goderyk chyldren will dwell apon the sayd
grounde, thay or any of them to have the sayd landes all togeder
under the valew that a nother man will gyff by xxd. by yere. And
to thys present will and testament I, John Tupplyn, hase sett to my
Proved before P., at Garnthorpe, 10 June, 1529. Admin.
granted to John Milnes and John Goodrick the executors, Robert
Garnam at the same time refusing.