The testament of Thomas Panton of Hatclyff.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 185d.]
1 July, 1529. I Thomas Panton. My body to buryed in the
church yerd of our Lady in Hatclyff. I gyff my beste beaste for my
mortuary. To the hygh alter of Hatclyff iijs. iiijd. To the hygh
alter of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady warkes ther xijd.
To Westrandell, Estrandell, Woldenewton, Belysby and Thurganby
churches. To Ashby church to ther bellys xxd. To Hatclyff church
to the payntyng of the crucifix, Mary and John xxxiijs. iiijd. I gyff
my new house in Goneyerby, callyd Banys Thyng, with thappurtenaunces in the towne and felde of Goneyerby to John Panton, my eldest sonne, and to the heyres male of hys body; [remainder in succession to Robert Panton, my son, and William Panton, my brother,
in tail male]. To the sayd John Panton Kelke Thyng with thappurtenaunces wythin the towne and felde of Goneyerby. To Robert,
my sonne, Jacob Thyng wyth all thappurtenaunces within the towne
and felde of Goneyerby. To Elizabeth, Jenett and Agnes my
doughters. To John Panton, my baste sonne, viij markes. To
John Knage. The resydue of my goodes to be at the disposicion of
Robert and John my sonnys, whome I make my executors. To Sir
Ralffe Heylde [folio 186] xs., whome I make supervisor. Theys
beyng wytnesses, Sir Ralffe Heylde; Robert Panton; John Panton;
Richerd Panton; and John Knage; wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 4 April, 1530. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Henry Johnson [of Stallingborough].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 97.]
12 July, 1529. I Henry Johnson of Stallyngburgh. I wytt to
every doughter that I have iijl. vjs. viijd., and yff it fortune anny off
all my chylder, both sonys and doughters, to departe before that
they cum to laufull age, [etc.]. Yff it please God that my wyff be
with a manchylde, and he lyff to he cum to lefull age, I will that he
have all the landes and medoys wythin the lordschyp of Stallyngburgh that I have purchessyd off Ric' Huggyltherpe; [the remainder]
I wytt to Richerd my sone. I will that the money that is to pay
for the lande be takyn off my goodes besyde my chylders partes.
To William my brother. The resydue off my goodes not gyffyn nor
wytt I gyff to Margaret my wyff, and I make her and William my
brother my executors. Thes wyttnes, Sir Alan Lusby, chaplain;
William Tayllor; and John Everby; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Castr', 30 September, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of John Missynden [of Burgh in the Marsh].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 92.]
12 July, 1529. I John Missynden de Burgh in the Marshe. My
body to be buryd in the churchyerd of saynt Peter of Burgh, and
my best beste to be my mortuary. To our Lady werke at Lincoln
viijd. To the high aulter xijd. To the sacrament of Burgh churche
xijd. To either gilde of Burgh xijd. [folio 92d.] To the reparacions
of St. Peter churche of Burgh iijs. iiijd. To the convent at Bullington iijs. iiijd. To the high aulter in Crofte churche for forgoten
tithes xxd. To Margarit Wikelif xls. To eche on of my doughters
xxs. I wil that William Missynden, my son, have the house agaynst
the parsonage, of Bekcrofte, with the appurtenaunces, to hym and his
heyres; and if he dye with out children, then I wil that Xp'ofer
Carter have the [premises] to hym, hys heyres and assignes for ever.
I wil that Alice Philipson and Richard my sone have the house at
Powes Wele the terme of ther lives; and after to William my son
and his children; and for fawte of children, I will Xp'ofer Carter
have it as aforesaid. Residue of my goodes to William Missynden,
my sone, and Xp'ofer Carter, whom I make my executours. Witnes
wherof, Thom's Jordan, vicar; John Mody; Peter Steven; and
Will' Rede; with other more.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 12 October, 1529.
The testament of John Pynchbek [of Butterwick].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 104.]
15 July, 1529. I John Pynchbek of Butterwyk make thys my
testament, concludyng therin my last will. To Agnes my wyff
[goods] that she had before I maryd her. To Agnes my wyff a
fetherbed, a sylver harnesyd gyrdyll and a pare of gret beadys with
sylver gawdys the terme of her lyff, and aftyr hyr decease to remayn
to Margaret my doughter and to her heyres. To the same Margaret
v markes when she is at age of xxij yere or at the day off her
mariage. To William, Thomas and Roger my sones. I will that
John my sone have my [folio 104d.] capitall mansion that I dwell
in and all the ground and housyng therto belongyng, the pasture
callyd Dale, on ryg callyd Bell Ryg, on ryg callyd Crakyll But, to
hym and hys heyres, accordyng to the last will of Richerd Pynchebek, (fn. 1) my graunsyr, viij acres medoy lyeng in Butterwyk Inges, callyd
Hapcote Hyll, and on ryg lyeng in Tadcrofte Felde next the land of
Mr Welby of the est and Mr Foderby of the west, in fee simple. I
wyll that Agnes my wyff have iij acres past'r, callyd Crosland, and
iij acres land, lyeng in Benyngton Felde in a place callyd Seeldyke,
the terme of hyr lyff; and aftyr her decease I will the sayd pastur
callyd Crosland remayn to John my sone in fee symple, and the
sayd land in Benyngton Felde to Thomas my sone in fee symple. I
will that Thomas my sone have on acre and a halff lande, lyeng in
the felde of Benyngton in the sayd place callyd Seeldyke, in fee
symple; and yff he dye with owt heyres of hys body and by fore
Agnes my wyff, I will that the lande remayn to William my sone
and Margaret my doughter to be devydyd equally betwyxt them. I
will that the sayd Thomas have on acre of medoy in Butterwyk
Ynges next the medoy lately John Loydon of the este, and the
medoy lately John Greves towardes the north. I will that William
my sone have on acre land lying in Cadcrofte Felde next kyrke
stigh of the south syde, v rodes ynges callyd Keker, and ij acres
ynges next the medoy of the lord Rose of the est, in fee symple. I
will that my executors shall fynde an honest prest the space of di. a
yere in the church of Butterwyk to pray for my soule, for the soulys
of my fader and mother, for the soulys off my wyffes, for the soulys
of all my good frendes, and for all crysten soulys. The rest of my
goodes I putt to the disposicion of John Pynchbek my [folio 105]
sone, and Peter Blakster, whome I make my executors to bryng me
honestly forth, [etc.]. Thyes wytnes, Sir Robert Peycok, prest;
Peter Butler; John Gylbert; and other moye. I require Richerd
Pynchbek, my brother, to be overseer.
Proved before P., at Benyngton, 16 September, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of William Hoganson [of St. Peter's in
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 93.]
16 July, 1529. I Will'm Hoganson, of the parysh of saynt
Peter in Estgate in the suburbys of the citie of Lincoln. To every
on of my chylder xls., and yff any of them departe owt of thys
worlde before they cum to the age of mariage, [etc.]. To Thomas
Rasebecke. To Will'm Rasebecke, hys brother. I will that my
wyff mother have her fyndyng wyth my wyff, or ellys to have
sufficiently of my goodes to fynde her wythall as long as she lyffys.
To John Hoganson, my brother son. To Jenet my syster. To
Margaret Waynwryght. To John Pearson and Jenet my servands.
To every on of my god chyldren. To Jenet Johnson and Margaret
Johnson other of them on schepe. To Robert Holme. To John
Hoganson, my brother. To sir William Johnson. To every on of
the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln xijd. I bequeth to xxxty prestes
to syng on trentall the day of my burying xs. The resydue of my
goodes to Agnes my wyff, the wich Agnes and Robert Smyth, lay
sacriston, I make my executors. I make supervisor William Mylner.
Thyes being wytnes, sir William Johnson, my curat; John
Doughty; William Mylner; John Laurence; and Robert Holme;
with other moy.
Proved before P., in the parish church of St. Peter in Eastgate in the city of Lincoln, 31 July, 1529. Admin. granted to the
The testament of Stephen Fyshe [of Kirton in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 99.]
18 July, 1529. I Stepyn Fyshe of Kyrton in Holand, make my
testament, concludyng therein my last will. To my wyff all my
landes the space of xvj yeres; [remainder in succession] to Robert
my sone in fe sympill at the age of xvj, and Margaret my doughter in
fe symple; [remainder], yff bothe my chylder dy or they cum to laufull age, to be solde by the advyse of my wyff and Xp'ofer Bennet, and
to be disposyd in vertuos usys in Kyrton church for the helthe of my
soule and my parentes and good frendes. [folio 99d.] To Margaret
my doughter on brown dowyd cowe, [etc.]. To Xp'ofer Bennet on
gray mare that goth with his fader mearys. And I will that he have
the cattyll that I have gyffyn to my chyldren to use it to ther proffyt
to they cum att laufull age. Resydue of my goodes to Alice my wyff,
whome I make my executrix. Thyes wytnes, Sir John Bruster of
Kyrton; William Tonnarde of the same; John Tunnard of the
same; Ric' Tunnard; and William Tale of the same.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 26 October, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executrix.
The testament of Isabel Holbych.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 135.]
23 July, 1529. I Isabell Holbich. I bequeth to a prest to
syng for me and all crysten soulys on yere fully complete iiijl. xiijs.
iiijd. To William Holbech. To John Socke vjl. xiijs. iiijd. and
hys awn rayment and clothyng wich I bought for hym. The
resydue of my goodes, thys my will and testament fulfyllyd, and my
husband will, John Holbeche, also fullfyled, I gyff to Thomas my
sone and Elizabeth my doughter. The wich Thomas and Elizabeth
[folio 135d.], Richerd Alanby and Thomas Doughtty I ordeyne my
executors; and I will that ether of the sayd Richerd Alanby and
Thomas Doughtty have for ther labor vjs. viijd.; they to governe
the sayd resydue to the use of my sayd chyldren unto they cum to
laufull age of mariage. I make Sir William Ascugh, knyght, and
Sir John Wellys, prest, to be supervisors. Thies wyttnes, Sir
Thomas Wardrope, prest; Sir Thomas Alanby, prest; Robert
Kelsey; Henry Crakome; Henry Homfrey; Robert Tharrolde;
with many other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 2 August, 1529. Admin. granted
to Richard Alanby and Thomas Doughtty, reserving power to grant
to the children being under age, [etc.].
The testament of Robert Sawcethorp of Langton
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 150.]
26 July, 1529. I Robert Sawstrop of Langton next Horncastr'.
My body to be buryed within the church yerde of St. Margaret off
Langton. In the name of my mortuary my best beast. To our
Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the hygh alter of Langton iiijd. I
make Jenet my wyff my sole executrix. The resydue of my goodes
to Jenet my wyffe that she may dispose them for the welth of my
Thys is my last will as concernyng all my landes and tenementes with in Langton, Themolby and Horncastr'. I gyff all my
landes, tenementes, [etc.], to Jenet Sawsthorpe my wyff duryng hyr
lyff; [remainder in succession] to Gilbert my eldest sone, John
Sawsthorpe, my sone, and Elizabeth Sawsthorp, my doughter, and
the heyres of [their] bodies, payng the chefe lordes rent and servys
accostomyd; [remainder] to the next of my blode. Also I make
feoffers [folio 150d.] for the performans of thys my last wyll Robert
Rock of Langton, Sir William Lancastr' of the same, John Lincoln
of the same and Thomas Stevenson of Horncastr', and I will that
they feoff my wyff in all [the premises]. And thys my will never to
be voyd nor disanollyd. Thes wyttnes, Sir William Lancastr';
John Lincoln; Thomas Stevenson; with other.
Proved before P., at Fulletby, 7 March, 1529.
The testament of Robert Dannot [of North Owersby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 102d.]
28 July, 1529. I Robert Dannot of Owersby makes my wyll
and testament, [etc.]. I wytt my soule, [etc.]. To Agnes my
doughter for hyr parte of my goodes and to her mariag vjl. xiijs. iiijd.
I will that a prest syng di. a yere for the helth of my soule within
the parysh chyrch of Owresby. To every on off my godchylder iiijd.
to pray for my soule. To William Dannot, my sone, and hys heyres
for ever on house in the south ende of Owresby, that is callyd Dannot
Thyng, that I bought of Mr John Monson, esqwyer, with all land,
medoys and past'r therto belongyng; Howdernes Thyng with the
new layth with all the land, medoys and past'r therto belongyng;
and ij lytyll croftes, callyd Pygot Thyng, lying in Owresby, with all
the landes, medoys and past'r therto belongyng. To William my
son the take of the yeres of iij stong off medos wich is callyd Darsy
Dayll, payng ijs. viijd. to Mr Forman for rent of yt. I will that
Alice my wyff and William my sone be my executors. To John
Dannot, my sone, and hys heyres for ever the est house with medoy
and past'r therto belongyng. The resydue off my goodes not gyffyn
and my wyll probate, I gyff theym to Alice my wyff and to William
my sone to devyd it equally betwyxt them. Yff ther be any lak or
fawte in thys my will makyng, or in my dede of feofment makyng, I
will it be reformed by William my son or hys counsyll lernyd, to
make it as strong or sewer for hys behove as can be devysyd accordyng to the effecte aforesayd. Thes men to wytnes, John Lamyng,
prest; Thomas Hauton; William Wellys of Owersby; and John
Hauton; with other moy.
Proved at Market Rasen, 29 October, 1529. Admin. granted to
The testament of John Jakson [of Quadring].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 103.]
2 August, 1529. I John Jakson of Quadryng. To Avyse my
wyff syx horse and mares, [etc.], and a mydo salte; also xiiijl. to be
reysyd of my salte cote with thys condicion, that she shall delyver
to my executors or assygnes on indenture by the wiche I am bounde
to leff to her use duryng her lyff xiijs. iiijd. by yere, [folio 103d.]
[etc.]. To Alys my doughter iiij acres lande of Mr Meres fee, lyeng
ny to Jakson house, my lande in Wygtofte, [etc.]. To Johan my
doughter my mansyon wich I dwell in, wyth on halff acr' of land
longyng to Monkes Hale, and another longyng to Mr Meres, bothe
lying betwyxt my mansyon and Carter House. Yff ether of my
doughters dye with owt ishewe of ther bodyes, I will all my land
remane to the other lyffyng and to her heyres of her body; [remainder]
to the chapell of our Lady in Quadryng Edyke to the mayntenyng
of a prest to pray for my soule and all my frendes soulys as counsell
lernyd shall devyse. To Thomas my sone my house callyd Mylner
House, with thys condicion, that he shall not trobyll my executors
nor minstres; yff he doy, I gyff it to Mr Thomas Tempest, esquier.
To Mr Tempest a myd salte, also my best horse aftyr my mortuary
be chosen, or xxs. at hys election. To Sir Robert Thorpe v stryke
salte and a qwye. To John Straker. The rest off my goodes to
Alice Jakson and Johan Jakson, my doughters, whome I make my
executors. I will that Sir Gylys Wood, prest, devyde my goodes
betwyxt my wyff and my doughters accordyng to my will. I will
that yff any man trobyll or shew [sic] myn executors, then the forsayd Sir Gyles shall defend them wyth my goodes, and he shall have
a gown cloth and xxs. for hys labor; and yff he have any labor concernyng my chyldren welthe I will hys chargys be borne of my
goodes. I make Thomas [folio 104] Tempest, esquier, supervisor.
I will have a trentall of saynt Gregory, wich I will Sir Robert Thorpe
have. I will that Robert Danyell have the order of my salte cote
when Sir Gyles is absent, so that the proffytes therof remayn to my
doughters. Thes wytnes, Sir Robert Thorpe; Robert Danyell;
William Storer; John Vyrley; with others.
Proved before P., 1529, [etc.].
The testament of Thomas Olyuer [of Long Leadenham, husbandman].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 187d. Translated from the Latin.]
2 August, 1529. I Thomas Oliuer, 'husbandman'. My body to
be buried in the churchyard of St. Swithin of Longledenham, if I
shall there depart this light, [etc.]. To the mother church of Lincoln. To the high altar of my parish church for tithes forgotten vjd.
To the light before the image of the blessed Virgin iiijd. To the
maintenance of the bells vjd. To each of my four sons five marks.
To each of my two elder sons xxs. beyond the aforesaid sum on
account of a scruple of my conscience. To the high altar at Fulbek.
To the use of the parish church vjd. The residue to Robert and John
Oliver my brothers, whom I make my executors, [etc.]. If any of
my sons shall die before they come to mature age, [etc.]. To the
parents of my wife lately deceased xxs. The best garments (togas)
of my wife lately deceased I give to her father and mother. To all
the sons and daughters whom I have raised (levavi) from the holy
font xijd. To Hugh Warner with his son xs. I will that Ralph
Landesdale also be an executor with my two brothers.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 7 May, 1530.
The testament of W. Swyne [of Fulstow].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 91d.]
10 August, 1529. I William Swyne of Fulstow ordeyns and
settes my will. My body to be buryd in the churchyerd in Fulstow
with that the law wil to be in the name of my mortuary. To our
Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the high aulter in Fulstowe xijd. [folio
92] To the churches of St. Laurence of Fulstow, Marshechapell,
Garnethorp, Cawthorp, Ludburgh, Teylby, Northwillingham, Estrasyn, Midelrasyn and Westrasyn. To Margret my wif iij kye with
all her howsehold stuf that I had with her. To John Swyne, my
son, my ploughe, iiij oxon, ij horses, [etc.]; also my copy of the
Beken fee. To Water my sone a shod carte, [etc.]; and my copy
of Hercy fee. To Anne my doughter. To John Swyne. To Water
my sone. To Alyson my doughter her moder bedes with all the
jowelles bi the same. The residue of my goodes not gyven nor wyte
I gif to John Swyne, Walter Swyne and Thomas, whome I make
my executors; and Thomas my sone to be supervisor. To Andrew
Leymyng. Thies witnes, Sir Richard Raynold, vic'; Sir John
Londesdale; Sir William Aleyn; John Cowper; Will' Puttrell;
Proved before P., at Louthe, 7 October, 1529.
The testament of Jane Armstrong [of Corby, vowess].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 98.]
28 August, 1529. I Dame Jane Armstrong of Corby, vowys,
makes my last will. To the reparacions of the church of Corby xls.
To the chyrchys off Byrton, Swynsted, Swafelde and Irnham di.
quarter barly [each]. To Dame Johane Tyssyngton, priorys off
Haverham, vjs. viijd. To the nonys of Sempyngham vjs. viijd.,
wherof Dame Agnes Rud to have xld. I will that Sir Robert Andro
syng for my soule and my frende soulys iij yeres, to have every yere,
over and above xls. a yere, a bonet, a sherte. To Robert Swafeld.
To Thomas Sheryff and John Bate, my men servants. To Agnes
and Isabell Dale. To Elizabeth Shershanges. [folio 98d.] To Sir
Robert my chapleyn iiijs., [etc.]. To Elizabeth Dane. To Margaret
Pacy. The resydue of my goodes I will be equally devydyd betwyxt
my sonys, Thomas Armestrong and William Armstrong; and I
make my executors my sone Thomas Armstrong and Sir John Obyn,
vic' of Corby, and John Coson, thelder, gentilman, and to have for
ther labors xxs. iche. I will that it may be devysyd by lernyd
counsell that my sone, William Armstrong, may have made sure to
hym and to hys heyres malys the house in Corby callyd Spencer
Thyng and iijl. a yere of my lande in Grantham; and for lak of heyr
male to reterne ageyn to my sone and heyr, Thomas Armstrong,
and to hys heyres. Wytnes, William Armstrong; and Sir Robert
Andro, prest; with many other moo.
Proved before P., at Creton, 20 October, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Joan Anson [of Rowston].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 143d.]
31 August, 1529, at Rouston. I Jenet Anson of Rowston, consyderyng the perell of dethe, [etc.]. My body to be buryed in the
kyrke of St. Clemens of Rouston. I bequethe for my mortuary as
the lawe requyrys. I will that a dirige be done in Slefurthe kyrke
for me. To the high altare of Sleforthe iiijd. To St. Xp'ofer gylde
ijd. To the Trinite gylde ijd. To St. Sunday light jd. To the
Wevers light jd. To Michel Beche, my sun, a counter, a mantyll,
a bed in the chamber, a cowcher and a coverlyd. To Johanne Gray,
the doughter of John Gray of Sleforthe, a bed, a cowcher, a coverlyd
of whyte blankyd, my best beades, my best gyrdyll, a basyn, a laver,
a pare of lyn schetes, my best potte, save one and my best panne
save one and ij lyttyll kystes. To Elizabeth Gray a gret kyst and
my best goune. To Richerde Bate of Lauforthe a rounde table, a
cradyll and a nolde leade. To Margaret Fulwoode off Newarke a
foldyn table. To John Beche, [folio 144] William Beche and
Thomas Beche a nolde arke [apiece]. To Margaret Beche my blak
gowne new, my blak harnest gyrdyll and a blak hatte; and to my
syster at Sleforthe a hewke. The resydue of my goodes I betake to
my sun, Michel Beche, that he may dispose it for my soule. Wytnes
to the same, Sir William Borow, vic' of Rowston; Sir William Wade
of the same towne; and Sir Richerde Wade of the same; with oder.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 17 May, 1533.
The testament of Robert Halyday [of Grimoldby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 91.]
6 September, 1529. I Robert Halyday of Grymolby. My body
to be buryd in the churche yerd of St. Edithe in Grymolby with
[folio 91d.] that that the lawe and costume requireth to be my
mortuary. To the high awter of our moder churche of Lincoln xijd.
To the high awlter of the parishe churche of Grymolby viijd., and to
Corpus Xp'i gilde in Grymolby xxd. To St. Leonard in Cokryngton
churche iiijd., and to the high auter in the same ijd. To St. Peter
of Stuton iiijd., and to our Lady of Louthparke Abbey vjd., and to
St. Peter in the west churche of Salfletby iiijd. To William my sone
a pasture of iij acres, leyng within the lordship of Manby, to hym
and his heyres for ever, with his parte of all my other landes aftyr
the costume of the countrey. To William, James, Roger and Robert
my sons [goods] to be delyvered when the com at age of xviij yeres,
and every on to be others heyres. To my doughters Jenet and
Joane. The residue of my goodes to Agnes my wif and William my
son, whom I ordeyn executors, and Mr John Litilbury [supervisor],
to dispose for the helth of my soule. This witnes, Roger Tyson;
William Sheffeld; William Smyth of Grymolby; with other more.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 7 October, 1529.
The testament of John Cley [of Spalding].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 100d.]
10 September, 1529. I John Cley of Spaldyng. To Thomas
Cley, my eldest sone, my house that I dwell in, and tenne dyker of
ledder and the vessels belongyng therto, to hym and hys heyres of
hys body when he cometh to full age; [remainder] to my sone,
Henry Cley, hys next brother, when he cumyth to full age, and to
hys heyres of hys body; [remainder] to Catheryne Cley, my eldest
doughter, when she cumyth to full age, to her and her heyres of her
body, and she shall fynde on honest prest to syng for me and my
good frendes halff a yere. I will that Thomas my eldest sone shall
gyff unto hys syster, Catheryne Cley, when she cumyth to full age,
fyve markes sterlyng. To Henry Cley, my second sone, the house
that sumtyme was Robert Grynston, and eyght dykker of ledder
and the vessels belongyng therto, when he cumyth att full age, to
hym and to hys heyres of hys body; and he shall gyff to hys syster,
Agnes Cley, fyve markes sterlyng when she cumyth to full age;
[remainder] to Agnes Cley, my yongest doughter, when she cumyth
to full age, to her and her heyres of her body, [folio 101] and she
shall fynde on honest prest to syng for me and my good frendes
halff a yere; [remainder as to] the housys to John Cley, my brother,
to hym and hys heyres of hys body, and he shall fynde on honest
prest to syng for me and for all my good frendes too yeres in the
paryshe church of Spaldyng, the wich prest shall have for hys labor
xvj markes sterlyng. The resydue of my goodes to Thomas Cley,
my sone, Henry Cley, my sone, and Robert Walpole, whome I make
my executors; they to dispose for the helth of my soule. Thyes
beyng wytnes, Sir Ric' Bell, hys curate and gostly father; William
Longley; John Longley; Thomas Palmer; Thomas Melton;
Robert Horseley; and other.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 26 October, 1529. Admin.
granted to Robert Walpole, Thomas Cley having been snatched
away by death, and Henry Cley then being in the seventh year of
[The testament of Christopher Robert of Kirton in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 99.]
10 September, 1529. I Xp'ofer Robert of Kyrton in Holand,
makes my testament, concludyng with my last will. To Elizabeth
my wyff all the landes the wich I have in Kyrton duryng hyr lyff;
and aftyr hyr decease, I will that Thomas and Richerd my sonnys
have the landes, and the one to be the other heyr, yf either di with
owt issue. The resydue of my goodes to Margaret my wyff, whome
I make my executrix, to dispose my goodes to the most pleasure of
God and helthe of my soule. Thes beryng wytnes, Sir Thomas
Ashley; Ric' Osburne; and Michell Perre; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 26 October, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of John Buschey [of Leverton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 99d.]
14 September, 1529. I John Buschey of Leuerton. My body
to be buryed in the church of saynt Helene in Leuerton, and to be
my mortuary that the law requirys. To the parsons for tythes and
oblacions forgotten viijd. To the ornamentes off the hygh alter iiijd.
To the church warkes in Leuerton xiijs. iiijd. [folio 100] To my
mother xiijs. iiijd. To Margaret Merylde, my syster. I will that
Alice my wyff have her joynture the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her
decease I will that on acre pasture lying in Leeke nygh the southe
dyke be solde be my executors and disposyd in the church warkes of
Leuerton. I will that on acre and di. tyland, lying in Leek south
felde next Cadesons Grene be solde, and of the sayd money I will
have on trentall song in Leuerton church. I will that Leek church
have of the sayde lande iijs. iiijd.; and that the resydue of the
money that remayns of the landes be disposyd in the church warkes
of Leuerton. To my syster Alice on acre pasture in Benyngton
Inges to her and to her hayrys. I will that my mother have on
pyngle in fe symple, lying ny the church stight syde, she beyng in
possession of it. I will have an obbyt kepte of all the resydue of the
landes that my mother hath, aftyr her decease, for evermore. I wyll
that the resydue of all my landes be devydyd betwene Richerd
Busche, sone of Walter Busche, and Thomas son of John Busche,
to thaym and to ther heyres. Yff it fortune my wyff to be with
chylde, and it lyff to it cum at laufull age, then I will it have all my
landes in Leke and Leuerton in fe symple after my wyff decease.
The resydue of my goodes to Alice my wyff and to Sir John Fendyke, whome I make my executors. Walter Busche to be supervisor.
Thes wytnes, Sir John Westmellys; Walter Busche; with other
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 25 October, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executors.
[The testament of] William Dawsonne [of Fleet].
[L.C.C., 1543–56, f. 61. Collated with an unfinished copy in L.C.C.,
1520–31, f. 137, referred to in the footnotes as A.]
16 September, 1529. I William Dawsonne of Flete. My bodie
to be buried with in oure Ladies Queer in the churche of Marie Madlene in Fleete, with that that is right [in] the name of my mortuarie.
To the hie altar of Fleete xiijs. iiijd. To the warke of the saide
churche xxs. To every greate light with in the said churche iijs.
iiijd. To the May light one cowe. To the makinge of the roundell
ijs. viijd. To the makinge of oure Ladie Radybound (fn. 2) chapell vjs.
viijd. To the buyinge one paire of organes to the saide churche xl.
To the hie altar of Holbeche iijs. iiijd. To the high altar of Moultonne ijs. To the worke of oure moder churche in Lincoln ijs. To
the poore children of sainte Katherines with out Lincoln xijd. To
one hable priest to singe for my soule and all chr'en soules one yere
Cvjs. viijd. To the iiij orders of Friers in Lynne for iiij trentalles
for my soule xls. To the iiij ordres of Friers in Bostonne in like
manner xls. To the churche wardeine of Flete iiij kyen to be
delivered at Maie daie next cominge, and thei to kepe yerelie a
solempne [dyryge and messe with note (fn. 3) ] for the soule of Johnne
Chowney (fn. 4) and all chr'en soules. To Elizabethe my wief all my [folio
61d.] tenementes and landes which I have by dede, copie or bill,
lienge in Fleete, the terme of her lief, and she to kepe theim sufficientlie repariled; and after her deces I will thei shall remaine to
Johnne my sonne and to his heires of his bodie; [remainder] to
other of my children in like manner. To Johnne my sonne all my
laundes in Suttonne, free and copie hold, to him and to his heires of
his bodie, when he cometh to the eage of xxj yeres; [remainder]
to other of my children in like manner. To Johnne my sonne
xxl. sterlinge at the saide age. To Roberte and Will'm my
sonnes xx markes sterlinge [apiece]. To Elizabeth my daughter xxl.
sterlinge and half of all my houshold stuf, the which that was her
moders, to be delivered at the daie of her mariage. And if all the
said children decease with out heires, as God defende, then I will
my laundes in Suttonne and Fleete, after the decease of Elizabeth
my wief, be sold and disposed in praier and other wourkes necessarie
to the churche of Fleete by the handes of myn exequutors, and in
like manner all the monney. The residue of my goodes to Elizabeth
my wief, and I ordeine her, William Blackborne and Laurence
Clerke myn exequutors. This to witnes, Thomas Cuer, parson;
Johnne Bakster; and Johnne Wardell; with other moe.
[folio 62] Proved before Master John Rayne, LL.D., vicar
general, official principal, etc., in the church of St. Michael the
greater (Maioris) in the town of Staunford, 17 September, 1529.
Admin. granted to the executors.
The testament of John Hyrne [of Fulstow].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 91.]
20 September, 1529. I John Hyrne of Fulstow settes and
ordeyne my will. My body to be buryd in the churche yerd of Fulstow with that the law wil to be in the name of my mortuary. To
our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To our Ladyes warke iiijd. To the high
auter of Fulstow xijd. To St. Laurence churche in Fulstow iijs.
iiijd. To the churches of Marshechapell and Ludburgh. To Roger
my son my indentur of my farmehold in Fulstow. To Henry my
son my copy of Pynder House. To Thomas my son my fermehold
in Marshechapell. To Heleyn, Alyson, Isabell and Jane my doughters.
To William Putrell. The residue of my goodes I wyte and give to
Roger my son and Henry my son, whome I make myn executours
for to dispose for the helth of my soul; and Roger my broder and
John Cowper to be supervisors to se that my wil be performed, and
they to have for ther labor ij amblyng felys. To Roger my son my
howse in the churche Thorp. Thies witnes, Sir Richard Raynold;
Water Palmer; William Swyne; Robert Campson; with oder
Proved before P., at Louthe, 7 October, 1529.
The testament of Richard Smyth [of South Ormsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 209.]
25 September, 1529. I Richerd Smyth of Southormesby. My
body to be buryed in the church of St. Leonerde of South Ormesby;
wherfore I bequeth to the sayd churche vjs. viijd., and my mortuary
that the lawe will. I will that my executors cause on trentall of
messys to be done in the [said] churche every yere dewryng the
space of x yeres, and the prest to have for hys labor xs.; and on
trentall in the church of Thedylthorp Helene in lyke maner dewryng
the space of xij yeres for my soule and all my good frende soulys.
I will that they kepe or cause to be kepyd every yere one menyng
day for my soule and all crysten soulys with placebo, dirige and
commendation, and a messe the day foloyng; and the parson or
prest so doyng to have iiijd., and one messe peny to be offeryd at
messe, and ijs. to be waryd in brede and ale for the ryngers and
pore people, by the space of xij yeres in the church of Ormesby. I
will have every yere on serge of ijli. dewryng the sayd xij yeres to
burne afore the sepulcer to the holy days be done, and aftyr afore
the sacrament till it be spent. I will that my executors kepe or
cause to be kepyd at Thedilthorp Helene on menyng day in maner
as is at Ormesby dewryng the same yeres. I will have on serge
every yere of ij powndes to burne afore St. Margaret [folio 209d.] in
Ketsby churche dewryng the sayd xij yeres. I will that thes trentalls, menyng days and ij sergys be takyn of my landes yerly dewryng
the noneage of my chyldren; and my wyffe to have the resydue of
my landes dewryng the sayd noneage; and for more suerty I will
that my syster stand seasyd to the use of thys my last will dewryng
the noneage of my chyldren, and aftyr to the use of my ryght heyres.
To the high alter of Ormesby ijs. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln
xijd. I will that my executors cause iij messys to be sayd before our
Lady in the mon' of Lincoln every yere iij yeres induryng; and iij
messys before our Lady of Walsyngham, continuyng the space of iij
yeres. To our Lady ther xijd. To our Lady in Boston xijd. I will
that my executors cause iiij messys to be sayd at Scala Celi in our
Lady Chapell in Boston. To the buyldyng of the stepill of Thedilthorp Helene iijs. iiijd. To the church warke of Calceby xijd. To
either church of Swaby viijd. To the church warke of Ketisby xvjd.;
in oblacion to St. Margaret xvjd. To the church warke of Tetford,
Somersby, Bagenderby, Brynkill and Rukland. I will that my wyff
have halffe my goodes; and my iij doughters Jane, Agnes and
Margaret have halffe my housholde good ayenst ther mother, [etc.].
I will that Jane have the oxen that Mumby hase, and Agnes have
the whyt bakkyd oxe and hys feloy, [etc.]. I will that yff any of the
iij chylder dye or they cum to laufull age, her parte be devydyd
emong the other too, and so furthe to the laste; and yff they all dye
or eny of them cum to laufull age, I will that all ther partes be
disposyd for my soule and all crysten soulys be my executors yff
ether of them be a lyff, or ellys by the parson of Ormesby then
beyng. To Jenet my syster. To the alter of St. Leonerde in
Ormesby on alter clothe. The resydew of my goodes I putt to the
disposicion of Agnes my wyff and William Ireland to dispose for the
helthe of my soule and all my frend soulys, whom I make my [folio
210] executors; and Mr William Skypwyth, the elder, supervisor.
Thes wytnes, John Coke, parson; Sir Ric' Stapulforth, parysh
prest; and Edmunde Alyn.
Proved before P., at Horncastr', 4 October, 1530. Admin.
granted to the executrix, reserving power to grant to William
The testament of Margaret Moreley of Southelkyngton.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 151.]
28 September, 1529. I Margaret Morley. My body to be
buryed by my husband in the church of Southelkyngton. I wyll
that my husband wyll be fulfyllyd of hys thyrd parte. Also I wyll
that my wyll be fulfyllyd and it may be borne. I wytt to our Lady
of Lincoln vjd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln vjd. I wytt to
the hygh alter of Sowthelkyngton iiijd. To All Halloys of the same
chyrch viijd. To the same church warke xijd. I wytt to Robert
Bekeryng, my sone, xxs. that I owe hym. To Ric' Moreley, my
sone. To Jane my doughtter. I wytt to my doughter, Alice Moreley. I wytt to my doughtter, Isabell Moreley. I wytt to my
doughtter, Paronell Moreley. I wytt to Thomas Moreley, my sonne.
I wytt to Jane Morelay, Alice Moreley, Isabell Morelay and Paronell
Morelay all my houshold stuff to devyde emong them, [etc.]. To
John Morelay. I wyt to John Bekeryng. I wyll that my scheperd
have hys wage trewly, and xvs. that he toke me to kepe. The
resydue of my goodes I wyll be devydyd in ij partes, on parte to
fynde the house to mayday and saw the sede, and the other parte to
bryng me to the grounde and ij trentallys to be done for me and my
husband. I wyll that John Bekeryng and Robert Bekeryng be my
executors, and that my brother, William Hubbylthorne, and John
Bloxholme helpe them; also that Sir Ric' Gray be oversear. [folio
151d.] Thes men beryng recorde, Robert Wytton, the elder; Thomas
Hall; and Thomas Elles.
Proved before P., at Louth, 6 May, 1530.