The testament of Robert Baythe [of Pinchbeck].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 368d.]
2 July, 1531. I Robert Bathe of Pynchbek makes my last testament
and will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of Pynchbek. To
the high altare for tithes forgottyn vjd. To the church warke of Lincoln
iiijd. To the chyldren of st Catheryns ijd. The reste of all my goodes I
gyff them to Jenet my wyff, whome I make my executrix, with Richerd
Bathe and John Coke to be supervisors.
Also I make my will in the same day and date abovenamyd. To
Jenet my wyff my house that I woone in with the appurtenances longying
therto the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decesse I will it remayn to
Susan my doughter to her and to her heres of her body. And yff it
fortune Susan my doughter to dye withowt heres of her body, I will the
sayd house be solde be my supervisors yff they then be a lyff and the
money to be dysposyd of a prest to syng for me and all my good frende
soulys within the church of Pynchbek. And yff fortune bothe my supervisors to dye before my wyff or daughter, then I will the sayd house with
the appurtenance be solde be the churchwardens and the vicare of the
towne of Pynchbek then beyng, and the money to be disposyd as above
is namyd. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Thomas Hill prest; Edward Wytney;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Pynchbek, 9 November, 1531.
John Tyll [of Nether Burnham].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 359.]
4 July, 1531. I John Tyll of Netherburham in the parish of Haxaye,
of hole mynde makes my testamente. My bodye to be buryed in the
church yeard of st Nicholas in Haxaye. To the hye awter in the said
churche xijd. To our Ladyes workes in Lincoln' iiijd. Moreouer I
will that my goodes shalbe deuyded in iij partes, one of the partes to my
wyfe and myne eldest sonne, the second parte to my selfe, the thirde
to my other childer, and the residewe of my parte vndisposed at my
buryall I geue yt to my wyfe and to myne eldist sonne, whome I make
executors to dispose my goodes as they thinke best. Thes bearinge
wittnes, sir William Baynes; Roberte Nayler; John Kelsaye; and
Thomas Pettinger; wth other mooe.
Proved before L., at Haxaye, 25 January, 1531–2. Administration
granted to the relict, power being reserved to grant to the other executor,
who is under age.
The testament of John Aly [of West Allington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 373.]
6 July, 1531. I John Aly of Alyngton make my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of the Holy Trinite in
Alyngton. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the church of
Alyngton for my buryall vjs. viijd. [folio 373d.] To the chapell of st
Jamys xijd. To Thorne church ijs. To Brodholme abbay xijd. To
Hougham churche xijd. To Newbo abbay xijd. To the conuent ther
xijd. To the frerys of Grantham xijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in
Lincoln to euery one of them xijd. To the frerys of Newarke xijd. To
the church of Alyngton for forgottyn tithes iijs. iiijd. To sir Gabryell
ijs. viijd. To my fowre doughters to euery one of them vjl. To the high
altare of Alyngton iijs. iiijd. The resydue of my goodes my dettes payd
and I brought to the erthe, I bequeth them to sir Robert Ryscall to dispose them for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys, whome I make
my full executor. I gyff frely to the sayd sir Robert Ryscall my house
lying in Foston wt my hole tytyll and right theroff. Thes beyng wytnes,
Richerd Kellam the elder; Richerde Kellam the yonger; John Parnell;
Henry Baysby; William Richeman; wt other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 18 July, 1531, by the executor.
The testament of Thomas Knowlys [of Barton on Humber].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 368.]
6 July, 1531. I Thomas Knowlys of Barton vppon Humber, marchaunt, makyth my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in
the church of st Mary within the hyle of st Thomas. To the vicare of the
sayd churche for my forgottyn tithys vjs. viijd. To a honest preste to
syng for my soule one hole yere. I will that ther be dealte for me at the
day of my buryall money to pore people, my prentys, and every one of my
god sonnys iiijd. To the roode of Welhome iiijd. To st Savior of Newborgh iiijd. To st Anne of Bukstone iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iijs.
To George Knowllys sonne of Robert Knowllys xxl. sterlyng money.
The resydewe of all my goodes I gyff unto Jane my wyff, and yff it please
god that she be with chylde at the day of my departyng owt of thys
transitory lyff, I will that the sayd chylde have halffe off the sayd goodes
with my wyff, accordyng to the porcion, and to be executor or executrix
with my sayd wyff, when it please god to send it into thys worlde, to
dispose for my soule as they thynk best to the pleas' of allmyghtty god
and the helth of my soule, and I make Robert Knowllys my brother
supervisor, and for hys labor and besynes takyng xviijl. Thes wytnessys,
Thomas Smyth of Berton plummer; William Braydlay of the same
towne yoman; and other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 20 October, 1531, by the executrix.
The testament of John Ollay [of Bucknall].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 246d.]
6 July, 1531. I John Otlay of Buknall makes my last will or testament. My body to be buryed within the church of Buknall, with my
mortuary as the lawe will. To the high altare viijd. To the church
warkes too beane landes. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To st
Catheryns of Lincoln viijd. To every one of the iiij orders of frerys in
Lincoln iiijd. I bequeth fowre trentallys to be done for me and my father
and mother. To William my brother chylder and to hym selffe. To
Thomas Idyll. To every one of my godchylder. To Agnes Idyll. To
Beatrix Woode. To sir Mathew Dawson. To Richerd Wytton viijd.
To Elizabeth Wytton and her syster iijs. iiijd. To mother Idyll viijd.
To Alice Idyll viijd. The resydew of my goodes I bequeth to Syluester
Bonwell, whome I make my executor to dispose for the helthe of my
soule, and I make sir Mathew Dawson supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes,
William Otlay; John Woode; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 September, 1531, by the executor.
The testament of W. Eyre [of Saleby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 305].
11 July, 1531. I William Eyre makes here my last will. My body
to be buryed within the church of st Margaret of Saleby. To our Lady
warke of Lincoln iijs. To our Lady high altare of Lincoln xijd. To iiij
orders of frerys wych visyttes the towne of Saleby for ther lyffyng, to
eche order singler be it selffe xijd. for to have at every house sayd or song
messe and dirige for helthe of my soule. I will and strately do charge that
my mother shall have her lyffyng with my wyff as long as her lyff shall
contynew, so she beyng contente therwyth, yff not then she to have money
and stuff in penyworthys to the valewe of xls. and one cowe, wich she
will choys, to fynde her with. To the high altare of Saleby for tithys
forgottyn xxd. To William Metforthe my godsun a plugh, a wayn, with
the anormentes therto pertenyng, [etc.]. To Thomas Cowper one pece
of clothe and xxvjs. viijd. for stuff wich was hys fathers. To Gilbert
Colton my servant. To Helene my mayd. To echon of my servantes not
namyd before beyng within my garthe. To William Ewan my godsun one
portas wich was my uncles. To Alan Ewan xls. or ellys my blak furryd
gowne as my wyff and he can agre, and for this money he for to be supervisor. [folio 305d.]. The resydew of my goodes I gyff to Beatrix my
wyff, whome I make my executrix, for to dispose parte therof for helthe
of my soule, [etc.]. Thes beyng wytnes, mr Thomas Kyrkman parson of
Mabilthorpe northe parysh; John Lee preste; Mathew Richardson;
with diverse other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 7 September, 1531, by the executrix.
The testament of John Symson [of Burgh le Marsh].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 380.]
13 July, 1531. I John Symson the elder of Burgh dothe make my
will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Peter in Burgh.
To the high altare for tithys forgottyn xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iijd.
To the fatherles chylder of st Catheryns iijd. To the church warke of
Burgh iijs. To the nonnys of Bullyngton iiijd. To Elizabeth my cosyn
a cowe, [etc.], to be delyveryd at Candylmes next commyng, and sche
and her wytwoorde to be at the gydyng or puttyng forthe of them whome
I make my executors, and they to delyver her wytwoorde to her agane
at the tyme of mariage as good as they had it. To Elizabeth Thomson
my goddoughter. To Mawd Russyll. Also at my buryall to have an
honest dirige, and to be brought honestly to the ground. The resydew
of my goodes I wyll that it be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and all
my good frendes soulys by the handes of John Thomson and Elizabeth
my wyff, whome I make my executors. Thes men to wytnes, sir John
Peychyll parysh prest; William Rysyll; and Robert; Mathew Smyth;
John Thomson; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 21 November, 1531.
The testament of Simon South [of Nun Ormsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 297.]
20 July, 1531. I Simonde Sowthe of Nunormesby make thys my
testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the chauncell of
the churche of st Helene of Nunormesby. I bequethe for brekyng of
the grounde within the sayd chauncell vs. To the high altare of the sayd
churche viijd. To the reparacions of the cathedrall churche of our blessyd
Lady of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the hed of st Hugh of Lincoln ijs. To the
parysh church of st Helene of Ormesby vjs. viijd. To Clement Slak my
godsun. To the chanons and nunnes of Ormesby vjs. viijd. To Thomas
my sonne xls. at the age of xxty yeres. To Elizabeth my doughter xls. at
the age of xxty yeres. I will that my executor shall receyve at the handes
of mr prior of Catley xxxij schepe, one oxe, and a cowe, to the vse of
Jenet my doughter yf the sayd Jenet be myndyd to be a religiouse
woman, then I will that my sayd executor shall pay and delyver to suche
a house as she shall be professyd the sayd xxxij schepe, the oxe, and the
cowe, togeder with xls. And yff it happen the sayd Jenet my doughter
to decease before the day off her profession then I will the hole legacy
remayn to my executor. Yff it happen the sayd Thomas my sone to
decease before the sayd Elizabeth my doughter or the sayd Elizabeth
before the sayd Thomas the sayd legaces then not payd, I will that he or
she so over lyffyng other to be other heyre and have the hole legacy to
eyther of them before bequethyd. To Alane my brother. To Jone
doughter of the sayd Alan. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John my
sone, whome I orden my executor to dyspose for the helthe of my soule,
[etc.]. I will that William Skypwyth esqwyer be supervisor, besechyng
hym to be speciall good master to my pore chyldren, and will to hym for
hys payn xxs. Thes wytnesses, John Bynkes; Thomas Humbleton;
and William Bratley; with other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 25 November, 1531, by the executor.
The testament of John Melner [of South Somercotes].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 276.]
21 July, 1531. I John Melner of Southe Somercotes makes thys my
present testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche
of st Peter in Sowthsomercotes. I bequeth for my mortuary xs. To the
churche to a pare of organs xxijs. vjd. To our Lady altare xijd. To st
Thomas altare vjd. To our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To Marget my wyff
xx marke. To Henry my sone vl. To Margaret my doughter vl. To
Margaret my wyff xs. rent be yere duryng her lyff, and aftyr her decease
to remayn to Henry my sonne. To Walter and Roger my ij sonnys my
landes aftyr the custome of the cuntryth. To Walter and Roger my
sonnes, and Allyson my doughter vl. apiece. To William Helvys. To
sir John xxs. To Allyson Helvys, Helene, and Agnes. To the churche
of st Nicholes of Northcotes iijs. iiijd. I will that the church masters
have one cowe delyveryd to them, and the rent of her to be delte off
Goodfryday for the soule of John Berre. I wyll that I be brought to the
churche honestly the day of my buryng, with penny dole; my vijth day
and my thyrty day, I putto to the discrestion of my executors. To
Allyson my doughter ij brasse pottes, [etc.], and yff she dye or she cum to
mariage it to remayn to Margaret. To Thomas Parnell and Jenkyn
Parnell ether of them vjs. viijd. To every one of my godchylder. To
[folio 276d.] st Botulphe churche of Skydbroke iiijd. To st Edithe churche
of Grymolby xijd. To st Clement churche of Garnthorpe vjd. To our
Lady churche of Northsomercotes vjd. To st Clement church of Saltfletby iiijd. To the crosse of the sandes iiijd. To Alyson Garbray, John
Melner. To Robert Mylner, to William his sone, to George, to ether of
hys chylder, to Jenet Mylner, to Isabell Mylner. To the wyff of William
Wylkynson. To John Way wyff. To Robert Helvys. To Margaret my
wyff my cowcroft and vij acre myddoy so long as sche bydes within the
towne. All my porchyst lande in defawt of heyres of Walter and Roger
laufully begottyn to remayn to Henry, and in defawt of hys heyres to Margaret. To Margaret my wyff all the housholde that she brought with her
Garnthorp. The resydue of all my goodes I will that all my chyldren from
have it emonges them by the oversyght of my executors, excepte my
hayrlomys. To Walter my sonne my contre and pare of malte quernys,
[etc.]. To Roger my sone a payr of new wayn shethes, [etc.]. To Margaret
my wyff the gylde house of Garnethorp with the appurtenances. To
Walter and Roger my sonnys my house in the northe rawe in Sowthesomercotes, that I have in take of our Lady gylde of Northe Somercotes,
with the appurtenances. To Walter my sonne Wolner crofte and iij
acre and di. land in Sonderholm. To Roger my sonne Pane crofte.
To Henry my sone. I will that John Haven of Saltflethavyn and Walter
Melner my sone be my executors, and John Haven to have for hys labor
xs. I will that Robert Brasbryg of Marchchapell and John Snary of
Sowthe Somercotes be the oversear of my will, and to have for ther labor
vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes, William Godryk of Skydbrok; Walter Graunt
of Sowthsomercotes; Robert Thomson of the same; Thomas Parnell
of Salflethaven; Robert Melner of Southsomercotes; and Robert
Watson of the same.
Proved before P., at Louth, 17 April, 1532.
Thomas Rider [of Epworth].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 351.]
21 July, 1531. Ego Thomas Rider de Epworthe compos mentis
sane et memorie condo testamentum meum in hunc modum: Inprimis
do et lego animam meam Deo Patri omnipotenti beate Marie necnon
omnibus sanctis eius, corpus que meum sepulture ecclesiastice infra
cemiterium sancti Andree in Epworthe. Item do et lego beate Marie
Lincolnie iiijd. Item summo altari de Epworthe prefata pro decimis
oblitis vjd. Residuum vero bonorum meorum non legatorum do et lego
Johanne vxori mee Thome Rider Johanni Rider Lawrentio Rider Johanni
Rider filiis meis et Johanne filie meæ quos facio ordino et constituo
meos veros et legitimos executores vt disponant pro salute anime meæ.
Hiis testibus domino Thoma Thewe Roberto Theker Johanne Mawe de
Epworth prefata cum aliis.
Proved before L., at Belton, 25 January, 1531–2.
The testament of William Collyn [of Leverton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 333.]
23 July, 1531. I William Collyn of Leuerton makeith my testament
concludyng therin my last will. My body to be beureid in the churche
of sainct Helyn in Leuerton. To the sacrament ijd. To the honowrmentes of sainct Helyn ther iiijd. To the honormentes of the highe
awter iiijd. for tithes and oblacions forgettyn ijd. To our Lady Fleur ijd.
To our Ladie of Pite ijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the orphanes
at sainct Kateryne in Lincoln ijd. To the churche warke of Leuerton
viijd. To Richard Pykeryng. To Henry Hudson on borlyng. To
Isabell Hudson. To Margaret Pykeryng. To William Hudson on colte
stagge. The residew of all my gudes I give to Janeitt my wife, whom I
make executrix to dispoisse it to the plessour of god and helthe of my
saull as sche thynkethe best. Thies beyng witnes, sir John Fendyke the
yonger; Richard Fendyke the yonger; John Beneitt; Edmund
Trowtyng; with other moo.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Foster [of Goulceby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 359d.]
25 July, 1531. I Robert Foster of Golceby make and orden thys
my last will and testament. My body to be buryed within the church
yerde of All Halloys off Golceby. To the church of Golceby to by a cope
wyth xxxjs. viijd. To the fyndyng of ij lyghttes within the church of
Golceby, the one light before the crucifix in the body of the churche, the
other light before our Lady situat in the northsyde of the same churche
xs. To the church warke of Asterby iijs. iiijd. To the church warke of
Kynnyngton xxd. To the church warke off our mother church of Lincoln
ijd. To Margaret Marcyall my doughtter vs. To Robert Brygge and hys
wyff and ij chyldren unmaryed xs. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff
them to Thomas Thomson and Robert Thomson, whome I make my
executors. Thes ar the wytnesses, sir Robert Irlande vicar; Robert
Adlard; Thomas Bray; John Scutte; John Goodhale; John Pratte;
with many moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 September, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of Agnes Howson [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 248.]
25 July, 1531. I Angnes Hovson wyddowe makes thys my last wyll
and testament. My body to be buryed in the Whyte freers. To the
hyȝhe aulter of saynt Botolphe in Boston iiijd. To the gylde of vij
marters iiijd. To ower Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the fatherles
chyldren at saynt Katerynes ijd. To the sayd freyrs xs., and the to
syng a trentall of massys for hyt. I bequethe more to the sayd freyrs
and there [folio 248d.] to remayn whylys it will indure a mazer of sylver
and a brasse pot. To the yong frerys of the sayd house a cowe. To
William Howson iij sponys of sylver, [etc.]. To Alexander Howson iij
sylver sponys. To Elizabeth Howson a gyrdyll harnesyd with sylver,
a braspot of bullen mettall, a schete of iij webbys, [etc.]. To Alice
Howson a harnesyd gyrdyll, [etc.]. To our Lady of Pietie of the Whyte
frerys an altare clothe. To Alice Rose a table clothe of diaper of the best
towell, [etc.]. To Charlys Howson. To Margaret Oueray my servant a
coverlyd of blewe with grene flowres, [etc.]. To Agnes Wryght a platter
and a paynter dyshe. To sir Otuell Cowper. To Fermarye wyff. The
rest of my goodes I will they be in the handes of Charlys Howson and
Roger Rose whome I make my executors, and they to dispose them for
the helthe of my soule, and they to kepe yerly as long as xls. will last one
obbyt at the Whyte frerys, and Charlys Howson to have for hys labor a
gowne that is in my house redy mayd, and Roger Rose to have for his
labor vjs. viijd. Supervisor John Cony of Frampton, and he to have for
hys labor iijs. iiijd. Thes to be whytnes, sir Otuel Cowper; George Roo;
and Robert Stubbys; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
The testament of John Wytbred [of Wrangle].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 401.]
30 July, 1531. I John Wytbrede of Wrangle makes thys my last
will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche or churchyerde.
I bequethe my mortuary as the lawe requiryth. To the reparacion of
Wrangle churche vjs. viijd. For tithys forgottyn viijd. To the ornamentes of the high altare iiijd. To the reparacion of our Lady of Lincoln
iiijd. To the orphans of st Catheryns of Lincoln vjd. To our Lady
gylde in Wrangle xxd. To the Holy Rode gylde in Wrangle xxd. I will
one preste syng for my soule the soulys of my parentes and other that I
am bounde to pray for with all crysten soulys at st Catheryne altare in
Wrangle the space of di. one yere. To Agnes my doughter at the day of
her mariage xls. To Richerde my sun one corte, one jak, one sallyt, one
pare splentes, one gorgyt, one swerde, one bowe, with the reste of halff a
scheyff of haroys, also one pare of mustarde quernys, one tub to dyght
meale in, one boltyng tubbe, one table standyng at the benke, one lattyn
lauer at the day of hys maryage, and iij sylver sponys and a corse harnest
gyrdell. To Agnes my doughter [folio 401d.] iij sylver sponys and one
pare of amber beades with sylver gawdys and other jewellys at them
aftyr the decesse of Elizabeth my wyff. To John Merylde my godsun.
To every one of my godchyldren iiijd. To William Stevenson vjs. viijd.
To my syster Grace hys wyff vjs. viijd., and to every one of ther chyldren.
To John Stevenson iijs. iiijd. To Stephen Woodhouse, hys wyff, and
every one of ther chyldren. To Richerd Merylde, Thomas Hopster,
Walter Gote. To our Lady in Wrangle churche vjs. viijd. To the
buyldyng of Leeke steple iijs. iiijd. To the gyldyng of the xij appostellys
of the roode lofte in Wrangle churche vjs. viijd. To William Pecoke off
Borowe my swanne marke and my swannys duryng the tyme of ij yeres,
and ij yeres beyng complete I will that Richerde my sun have di. of my
swannys and halffe of my swanne marke. To Margaret Maltson. To
Athelarde Mawnus. To John Carter ij acre and di. arable lande lying
behynde Leke garthe duryng the tyme of my indenturys payng yerely
vjs. viijd. I will that one pastur callyd Swetemere, and one pasture at
the out Fendyke remayn in the handes of my executors the terme of
iiij yeres aftyr my decesse, and the money that comethe of them yerely
be expendyd of one obbyt in Wrangle churche for my soule, the soulys of
my parentes, and of them that I am bounde to pray for, with all crysten
soulys, and iiij yeres beyng complete I will that the ij forsayd pasturys
remayn to Richerde my sun in fe symple. To Elizabethe my wyff one
pasture callyd Gyldon Grene for the space of ij yeres nexte cumyng aftyr
Candylmes accordyng unto the date of thys my wyll, and ij yeres beyng
complete I will it remane to Richerde my sun duryng my yeres in it.
To Richerde my sonne one pasture callyd Wat Hill unto the tyme that
Agnes my doughter be xxty yeres of age, and then I will that Richerde
my sun gyff to Agnes my doughter xxvjs. viijd., and so to enioy it in fe
symple, and for lak of payment of xxvjs. viijd. I will that Agnes my
doughter inioy and have it in fe symple. [folio 402] To Richerde my sun
my ferme that I holde of mr Sheffelde duryng my yeres in it as apperyth
in indenture. To my wyff iiij acre pasture lying nexte Symunde Gote
duryng my yeres payng the rent for it. I will that all my goodes and
bequestes to Richerde my sun remayn in the governaunce of sir Thomas
Paynson duryng the tyme of ij yeres nexte aftyr my decesse, and aftyr
to remayn to Richerd my sun. I bequethe the reste of my implementes
pertenyng to the use of my house, [etc.], to Elizabeth my wyff, [etc.].
The reste of my goodes I gyff them to sir Thomas Paynson and sir John
Woodhouse, whome I make my executors for to devyde them equally
to Elizabethe my wyff, Richerde my sun, and Agnes my doughter.
I will that sir Thomas Paynson have for hys labor xxvjs. viijd. and sir
John Woodhouse for hys labor xiijs. iiijd. Thes beyng wytnes, sir
Thomas Potter; sir John Wayd; William Stevenson; John Mawnus;
Walter Gote; and Thomas Hopster; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Wyberton, 10 November, 1531.