The testament of Richard Skegner [of Addlethorpe].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 269.]
2 December, 1531. I Richard Skegner of Adylthorpe makes this
my testament. My body to be berred in the churche ȝerde off sant
Nycolas off Adylthorpe. To owre Lady worke off Lincoln viijd. To
the hye awter off Adylthorpe iiijd. To the Trynyte awter in the sade
churche iiijd. To our Ladye aulter iiijd. To the rode in the sade churche
iiijd. To the belles vjd. To the iiij ordres of freres in Boston every
order to have vd. a peysse. I wete to Agnes Freynd. To every on off
my godchelder and my wyffes godchelder iiijd. a peyss. To Agnes my
sester. To Jenet Emmand. To sir Wylliam Wylliamson xxd. I be
wytt to Isabyll Spylsby j nawparron. The rest of my gudes unbewytt
I bewytt to my chylder Thomas, Olyue, and Aleys evyngly to be devydyd
among thame; and yff Thomas dy or he com att age I wytt the forsayd
gudes to remane to my dowttres Olyve and Aleys; and yff Olyue dy
before sche com to age then I wyll the forsad gudes to remane to Alys
my dowther; and yff tha all dye than I wyll the gudes remane to the
churche warkes att the dysposycion of my ocapyres. I make Crystofer
Skyegnes and Thomas Spylsby my executures, and Wylliam Skegnes my
broder my oversear, tha to dyspose my gudes for the helthe of my sawle
as tha thyngk best, and tha to haue for ther labor vs. a peysse.
With thes wyttnes, sir William Wylliamson my gostly fader; John
Besowthyn; John Wawpull; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 15 April, 1532.
The testament of Richard Botler [vicar of Tetney].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 360d.]
3 December, 1531. I sir Richerd Butler, vicare of Tetney, makes
my last will. My body to be buryed in the highe qwere off Tetney of
st Peter and Paule. I will have a crosse off copper and gilte with Mary
and John bought, and a crosse clothe of sarsenet with Peter and Paule,
the wich I gyff to the church of Tetney. To our mother church of Lincoln
warkes xxd. To our Lady gilde of Tetney xijd. To the highe ways of
Tetney xijd. To Thomas Petche. To Isabell Taler, and to ether of her
chylder. To Henry Taler. To Edward Butler my brother. To Jenet
Teysdale and Thomas her sonne. To Agnes Smyth, and to every one
of her chyldren. To every one of my brother Edward childer. To
William Came. I will that the house that was late Edward Fyshers
be put in sewerty for to fynde fyve sergys before the sacrament, to be
mayd as strong be my executor and supervisor as can be performyd of
the same, and to burne at the sacryng of the high messe. I will that the
resydue of the rent of the sayd house that is lefte besyde the reparacions
shall be done an obbyt for me at my yerday, and evermore to continew.
I will that one preste syng for me one yere. To everyone of my godchylder. To Marg' Butler. To sir Robert Blauncherde. To Isabell
Halyngton. The resydue of my goodes I will that it be disposyd for the
helthe of my soule be the syght of my executor and supervisor as they
thynke best. I make Thomas [folio 361] Petche my sole executor;
and mr Guy Came my supervisor, and to have for hys labor xxs. Wytnes,
John Woode; William Atkynson; William Smyth; Henry Taleyr;
Robert Blauncherde capellanus; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 6 January, 1531–2, by the executor.
The testament of W. Hugan [of West Rasen].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 278.]
4 December, 1531. I William Hugan of Westrasyn makes this my
last will. My body to be buryd in the kyrke garthe of Westrasyn.
To the parson of Westrasyn a flekyd oxe to pray for me. To Robert
my sonne. To Margaret my doughter. To Richerd Hugan. To
Hamond Hugan. To too childer of Richerd Hugans. To Robert Hugan
a sarke, [etc.]. To West Rasyn kyrke vjs. viijd. To st Sunday light
vjs. viijd. To Tofte kyrke xxd. To Newton kyrke xxd. To Kyrkby
kyrke xxd. To every of my godchilder iiijd. I will ther be a trentall
of messys sayd for my soule. I make my wyff and Robert my sone my
executors, and sir Robert Smyth parson of the kyrke to be supervisor,
and to have for his labor vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes, sir William Raner;
Thomas Lammyng; and John Bawdyng.
Proved before P., at Estrasyn, 20 April, 1532. Administration
granted to the relict, power being reserved to grant to Robert the son,
when he shall come to lawful age.
The testament of T. Chapman [of Billingborough].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 284d.]
7 December, 1531. I Thomas Chapman of Byllyngburgh seke in
body make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the
churchyerde of Billyngburgh, and to the high altare of Billyngburgh
xijd. for tithys forgottyn, and to our Lady of Lincoln ijd. To my wyff
the house that I dwell in duryng her lyff naturall aftyr the decease of
my mother, and then I will that my doughter Agnes have it to her and
her heyres for evermore. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Elizabeth
my wyff to bryng up my chyld, and otherwyse to dispose as she shall
thynke best, whome I make my executrix. These being witness, sir
Robert Litherland; Robert Draper; Henry Chapman; with moy.
Proved before P., at Burne, 7 March, 1531–2.
The testament of W. Ferys [of South Ferriby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 286.]
7 December, 1531. I William Ferys off Southe Feryby do make
my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the kyrkeyerde of
st Nicholes in Southeferyby, wyth my mortuary as the custome requiryth.
To the proctor of the prior of Thorneholme for tithes forgottyn iiijd.
To the churche warke of the sayd churche halffe a quarter of barly.
To the upholdyng of the bryg halffe a quarter barly. To the high altare
of the cathedrall churche of our Lady of Lincoln ijd. To the churche
warke of Lincoln iiijd. To Thomas Kyddall and Phylip Kyddall hys
brother halffe a quarter barly. To Thomas my sonne. To Alice my
doughter a nambry [etc.]. To William Johnson wyff. [folio 286d.]
To William Nebberde a stott of ij yeres olde. To Thomas Nebberde
iijs. To sir John Crust iiijd. To sir Thomas Gryme iiijd. To sir George
Bayn curate xijd. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyff
and Thomas my sonne, whome I make my executors; and Agnes my
wyff to have besyde hyr shyfte all vessell necessary for brewyng and
bakyng, and to dispose it for the helthe of my soule. Thes wytnes, sir
George Bayn curate; Richerde Gryme; William Nebberde; with
Proved before P., at Caster, 5 February, 1531–2, by the executors.
The testament of W. Bothby [of Honington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 282.]
9 December, 1531. I William Bothby of Honyngton, husbandman,
makyth my testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of
st Wylfryde of Honyngton. To the high altare off Honyngton iiijd.
To the church of Honyngton a cowe to the use and fyndyng of ij sergys
to be lyghttyd on Sondays and haly days at the leuacion tyme in the
sayd churche. Also I will that ther be offeryd of All Soulys day for all
crysten soulys ijd., and to the ryngers the same day ijd., and that to be
done of the renewyng of the sayd cowe yerely so long as the stok of the
sayd cowe will indure. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To Agnes
Botheby my doughter. To William Bothby my sone. To William
Botheby the yonger. To John Botheby my sonne. To Steven Sall.
To Elizabeth Vpton my doughter. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff
to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix that she may dispose
it for the helthe of my soule as sche thynkyth moste expedyent. Whytnes
herof, syr Alexander Mannyng vicar; Gylys Willesby; Xp'ofer Nelforthe;
John Beuercotes; William Dassyer; Robert Beuercotes; Magnus
Johnson; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Grantham, 4 March, 1531–2.
The testament of John Herde [of Billinghay].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 294d.]
9 December, 1531. I John Herde of Byllyngay the elder makes
my will and last testament. My body to be buryed in the kyrke yerde
of st Androy of Byllyngay nexte my mother. To the high altare for
tithys forgottyn ijs. To the mother kyrke of Lincoln viijd. To the altare
of our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the reparacions of Byllyngay kyrke
iijs. iiijd. To the iiij houses of the frerys of Lincoln xvjd. To a preste
to syng iij trentallys in Byllyngay kyrke for the helthe of my soule, my
father soule, my mother soule, and all cristen soulys, and he to have for
them xxxs. To the prior of Catlay and his ij chanons xvjd. To the
priorisse, convent, and syster [sic] of Catley evynly to be devydyd emong
theym ijs. To st Margaret of Walcot viijd. To Elizabeth my doughter.
To John Herde my sonne. To every chylde of Robert Horsleys. To
master vicare of Billyngay iijs. iiijd. To every chylde of Robert Herdes.
To every chylde of John Herdys. To Beatrix my wyff my house and
ferme that I dwell in, and sche to have it the terme of hyr lyff withowtyn
interrupcion; and yff so be when she lyes at the mercy of allmyghtty
God, then she shall assigne it to whome of my chylder as she thynkes
most best to occupy it, aftyr this maner at she kepe her sole alone from
mariage takyng. To John Herde my sonne my house with the close and
purtenance to it belongyng as it lyes nexte the close of the lordes of the
towne, callyd the Vicare close, the terme of my yeres. The resydue
of my goodes I gyff them to Beatrix my wyff, whome I make my
executrix she to dispose it for the helthe of my soule. I make supervisors
mr William Compton gentylman and John Hall baly of Kyme, and they
shall have for ther labors, mr Compton vs., and the other xxd. Thes
wytnes, sir William Ludnam preste of Billyngay; Walter Bate; Thomas
Gylberde; William Spaldyng; Robert Bate; William Bysby; John
Moreover this is my last mynde and will that my wyff Beatrix have
to herselffe ij dayles callyd Dockedyke Fen dayles. For an obbyt kepyd
yerely for my selffe other ij Dockdyke Fen daylles terme of the coppy
callyd the indenture.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 15 March, 1531–2. Administration
granted to the executrix.
The testament of Robert Symson [of Orby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 290.]
9 December, 1531. I Robert Symson of Orby makes my last will.
My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of All Halloys in Orby. To our
Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the high altare of Lincoln xijd. To the
high altare of Orby for tithis forgottyn xxd. To the Trinite gylde of
Orby xxd. To the batelment of Orby steple xs. I bequeth xxxiijs.
iiijd. of the dettes that is to geder in to the kyrk of Orby to by a challys
with. To the Gray frerys in Boston xijd. To the Augustyn frerys in
Boston xijd. and to the other ij orders viijd. a pece. I will that Jenet my
wyff have the gyrdell that I bought at London the terme of her lyff, and
aftyr her decease to go to Margaret Kykkes my doughter, and she to gyff
to Jenet Felde my doughter the halfe valewe of it, and aftyr the decease
of Margaret Kykkes I will that Margaret her doughter have it. To my
wyff all my housholde stuff, [etc.]., her lyff to fynde the house with for
her and my chylder the space of her lyff yff she lyff unmaryed, and aftyr
her dethe or at the day of mariage the houshold stuff to be devydyd in
thre partes, one parte to my wyff, the secund to my executors, the thurde
to my chylder. To Richerd my sone. To Margaret Kykkes doughter
to Robert Kykkes. I wit to Jenet Felde my doughter a cowe. To every
one of my godchilder iiijd. I wit to Margaret Cut a scheder burlyng and
a scheder lamme. To Agnes Cut my doughter. To Jenet Symson.
To Jenet Felde a reben and a pare of bedes. To Jenet Dawson iijs. iiijd.
To Robert Symson. To William Feldes. To Robert Kykkes. To
Alyson Richerdson my doughter a blak arke. The resydewe of my
goodes not wyt I put to the discrestion of Richerd Symson my sone and
Robert Kykkes, whome I make my executors, they to dispose it for the
helth of my soule and all cristen soulys to the most ples' of our Lord
God, and to have ether of them for ther labor vjs. viijd.; and sir Robert
Snayth to be supervisor and to have for his labor vjs. viijd. Wytnes,
Richerd Ballarde; John Megson; John Grenewyk; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 12 February, 1531–2, by the executors.
The testament of Richard Stonys [of Kirmond le Mire].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 341d.]
10 December, 1531. I Richerd Stonys of Kyrmounde do make
my testament. My body to be buryd in the churchyerde of st Martyn
of Kyrmounde. To the high altare of st Martyn vjs. viijd. To the
high altare of our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To our Lady warke of the same
viijd. To the high altare of st Martyn one altare clothe. I will that I
have a trentall of messys done for me and my frendes. To Anne my
doughter. To William Westmerland my sonne in law. The resydue
of my goodes I gyff to Thomas my sonne, whome I make my executor for
to dispose it to the ples' of God and to the helthe of my soule. Thes
whytnesses, sir Robert Ganesburgh; John Woode; William Browne;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Wragby, 15 May, 1532.
The testament of Richard Gaunt [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 334d.]
11 December, 1531, 23 Henry VIII. I Richard Gawnte makes and
ordens thys my laste will and testament. My body to be buryed in
Boston churche of st Botulphe besyde the grave of my father, and I
bequeth to my mortuary that that the lawe admyttys. To our Lady
of Lincoln xijd. To the orpans at st Catheryns withowt Lincoln vjd. for
forgottyn tithys xijd. To my cosyn Jasper Hyckes my best gowne that
was my fathers. To my cosyn Xp'ofer Hyckes. To my cosyn Melchior
Hyckes one mazer. To my cosyn Alice Raynoldes vj sylver sponys.
To my cosyn William Paynter the yonger my marble gowne ffurryd with
blak lamme, [etc.]. To my cosyn Jenet Paynter xxs. Also I will be
brought furthe the day of buryall in our Lady gylde with all the prestes
belongyng to the same gylde, and the ij parysh prestes, and the chaunter
with all the quyndeners, and also all the prestes belongyng to all the
gyldes that I am brother in, with all the iiij orders of frerys. And on
my vijth day and xxxty day then I will have all our Lady prestes, the
ij parysh prestes, the chaunter and the quyndeners, st Catheryne preste,
and the Trinite preste. The resydue of my goodes not gyffyn nor
bestowyd uppon my buryall day, vij day, and xxxty day I gyff to Fredeswide Hyckes my cosyn, onely excepte iijs. iiijd. [folio 335] that I bequeth
to sir Robert Wyter and one sherte clothe, he to pray for my soulys and
all crysten soulys. I make my executrix Jenet Hyckes my syster.
Thes men beryng whytnes, Gefferay Wase; Thomas Sorisby; William
Paynter the elder; and sir Robert Wyter; with other.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
Robert Hawlaye [of Stainton Wadingham].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 352.]
13 December, 1531. I Roberte Hawlaye, hole of mynd and seke in
bodye, makes my will. My bodye to be beryed in the church yearde of
st Peters of Staynton Waddingham. For my mortuarye as the lawe
requires. To the hye alter of st Peters of [page 353] Waddingham ijs.
To our Ladye worke of Lincoln' iiijd. To Roberte Yorke a fustian
dublett and my best hose and a payre of bootes. To Richard Kinge
one dublett of lether. To John Hawlle a lether jerkyne. The residewe
of my goodes I will that Margrett my wyfe haue to bringe vpp my
childer wth all, the wch Margrett I make my executrix. I will that
William Yorke be the superuisor, and he to haue for his labor a newe
bonnett and a jerkyne. Thes beinge wittnes, Richard Teyche; John
Stodard; William Androwe; wth other mooe.
Proved before L., 19 January, 1531–2, in forma pauperis.
The testament of John Wray [of Saxby All Saints].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 361.]
14 December, 1531. I John Wray of Saxby makyth my will. My
body to be buryed in the churchyerde of All Halloys in Saxby. I witt
to the high altare in Saxby churche xijd. I witt to our Lady of Lincoln
iiijd., and to her warkes iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Isabell
my wyff, whome I make my executrix for to dispose for the helthe of my
soule and the bryngyng up of my chylder. Also I make William Wray
of Saxby my naturall father to be supervisor. Thes wytnes, sir William
Hogson and Anthony Williamson; wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 9 January, 1531–2.
The testament of Robert Dyane [of Tathwell].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 275.]
16 December, 1531. I Robert Dyan of Tathwell make my will.
My body to be buryed in the churche yerde. To our Lady warke of
Lincoln xijd. To the high altare of Tathwell viijd. To the vicar of the
same one schepe to pray for me. To John Dian my sonne all thynges
in my schop that is necessary for a smyth to occupy, [etc.]. To Jenet
my doughter a spurs chyst, [etc.]. To Elizabeth my doughter on red
chyst. The resydue of my goodes I gyff unto Margaret my wyff, whome
I make my executor. Thes wytnesses, sir Robert Dyan; sir William
Dyan; sir Robert Rouse; Robert Porter; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
John Boswell' [of Epworth].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 352.]
20 December, 1531. I John Boswell' of Epworthe make my testament. My bodye to be buryed in the st Katheryne queare in the parishe
church of st Andrewe in Epworthe, and for my mortuarye after the
custome nowe beinge. To the hye alter in Epworthe churche xijd.
To the workes of our Ladye of Lincoln' iiijd. To our Ladye of Pittie
in the churche of Epworthe beforsaid iiijd. To Thomas Garland one
marble coate. To John Garland one old taunye coate. To Adam
Whitacars one taunye coate now beinge at Doncaster. To the church
of Epworthe one coate of playte. To the wyfe of James Poste iijs. iiijd.
To Alice Mosgrave my god daughter ij quyes. To the frears Minors in
Doncaster one oxe. I will that the follay of the said oxe be destributed
to pore people at my buryall. I will that one trentall of messes be said
for my sowle and all christian sowles in the parishe church of st Andrewe
in Epworth, and the prest that say the yt to haue therfore xs. The rest
of my goodes not witt I frelye geue to John Mangall' of Pollington wth
in the parishe of Snaythe and to Ketheryne Nelstrope my syster daughter,
whome I make my executors. I ordeyne sir Thomas Thewe curate of
Epworthe, Roberte Taillour, and Roberte Tankerslaye the supervisors.
Thes men beinge wittnesses, William Sandforde; sir William Justus;
John Faro; and Henrye Poste; wth other mooe.
Proved before L., at Lincoln, 18 January, 1531–2. Administration
granted to the executors.
The testament of Robert Hall [of Croft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 268d.]
20 December, 1531. I Robert Hall of the parysh of Crofte makes
my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde
of All Halloys in Crofte. To our Lady of Lincoln to her warkes iiijd.
To the high altare in Crofte churche for tithys forgottyn iiijd. To ij
other altares in the sayd churche iiijd. To Helene my wyff one mansion
in Halton with x acres pastre and arabyll lande belongyng to the same
for the terme of her lyff naturall, and then to be solde be the sight of
Robert Symson, whome I make one of my executors, and I gyff hym for
his labor iiijs.; and the money therof cumyng by the way of sale I will
it be equally devydyd emong my chyldren, that is to say, Nicholes,
William, Jenet, Matilda, and Alyson. And yff any of them dye or they
cum at laufull age, I will one of them be heyr to the other. I will that
yff it please God that they sholde dy all or they cum to laufull age, then
I will that the money so takyn to be disposyd for my soule and all my
good frendes soulys be the discrestion of my executors Robert Symson
and Helene Hall my wyff. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them hole
to Helene Hall my wyff to bryng up my chyldren, [etc.]. Thes wytnesses,
syr Thomas Banester; John Boner; et aliis.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 15 April, 1532.
The testament of J. Alyn [of Long Bennington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 293.]
22 December, 1531. I John Alyn of Long Benyngton, husbandman,
makes my wyll and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche
yerde of st Swythune of Benyngton. To the high altare ijs. To ether
of the other altares iiijd. To the churche vjs. viijd. To the cawsy
iijs. iiijd. To the chapell of our Lady of Benyngton ijs. To the fen
brig vjd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xijd. To Thomas Est of
Newarke xlty of the best shepe wt in my flok, and ij bullokes that ar at
Darnthorpe, and a wayn. To Richerd Alyn my sone vj of the beste
beastes that I haue and the best wayn or carte whether he will. To
Elzabeth my wyff vj bestes nexte aftyr hym, and a wayn. To Margery
my doughter after them to take vj bestes and a wayne, and when all thes
are parted yff ther be any leyfte, then Thomas Est to haue other iij bestes
to make hym a drawthe wt all. To euere churche that bundes off
hus xijd. To my wyffe the best feder beyde and Richard my son the
secund beyd, and Margere the therd. The resedew off my gudes to be
partyd in thre, the furst part for me, the secund for my wyffe, the thyrde
for Richard my son and Margere be twex them. I wyll that sir Thomas
Alyn my son haue iijl. vjs. viijd. apon my part to pray for me, and
Elizabeth my wyffe to haue the resedew of my part to remember me
yerly with all. I wyll that Elesabeth my wyffe and Richard my son
be doars for me to fulfyll this my wyll, and sir Thomas Alyn to be ouersear
of the same wyll here in, euere on of them knowyng ther pertes sendre or
from another. This wittnes, sir John Atkynson; Thomas Robert the
yonger; Ricardus Alyn, the elder; John Morlay; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Ancaster, 8 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Alice Oueray [of Coningsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 288d.]
22 December, 1531. I Alice Oueray, layt the wyff of William
Oueray, of Conesby, make and orden thys my present testament. My
body to be buryed in the parysh churche off Conesby. To the high altare
of the sayd churche for tithys and oblacions forgottyn xijd. To the
reparacions of the bellys iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd.,
and a pare of beades gawdyd with corall. I gyff for my buryall in the
same churche vjs. viijd. To the high altare of the churche of Conesby
a towell and an altare clothe. To every altare in the sayd churche an
altare clothe. To every gylde of the sayd churche xijd. To John my
sonne a thraune chair, [etc.]. To Richerd and Agnes Dalby. To John
Beche, Thomas Nursse, Alice Pullan, Mabell Proctor, Alice, [folio 289]
Margaret, Jenet, and Isabell Beche, and Henry Fotherby. To John
Beche wyff a pare of sylver hokys, a pare of bedes gaudyd with crystall,
[etc.]. To Agnes Nurse. To every one of my godchylder iiijd. To sir
William Porter. To my sonne sir Robert Kelsey x schepe, and he to
have the sayd schepe and halffe the incresse yff it please God that they
lyff at any tyme when he cumys in to the cunttry, and they so to be
kepte the space of vij yeres aftyr the date of thys testament. And yff
he cum not within the sayd space of vij yeres, then I will that my executors
sell them and dispose the money for my soule and all crysten soulys.
Also I will that Thomas Nurse have the kepyng of them, and he to have
the halffe incresse of them. I will have a trentall done for me in Conesby
churche and it may be performyd. Also I will have iiij dirigys that is
to say one at my buryall, a nother at my seventh day, an nother at my
xxxty day, a nother at my yere day. The resydue of my goodes I gyff
to John Beche and Thomas Nurse, whome I make my executors that they
may dispose for the helthe of my soule. Also I will that mr Rigge and
Richerd Melton shall be supervisors, and I bequeth to other of them
iijs. iiijd. Thes men beryng wytnes, sir William Vncle; sir William
Porter; Richerd Melton; Robert Wylde; John Burton; with other
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 28 June, 1532.
The testament of John Holforthe [of Beckingham].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 61.]
25 December, 1531. I John Holforthe of the parysh of Bekkyngham
make my testament and my last will. My body to be buryed in the
church yerde of All Halloys of Bekkyngham. To the high altare of the
same iiijd. To the bellys of the same churche vjd. To our Lady warkes
of Lincoln iiijd. To Elizabethe my cosyn a schepe hog. I will that my
mare and my lede be disposyd as I have secretly chargyd my executors.
To Thomas my sonne a cownter and a schaffyng basyn, [etc.]. The
resydue of my goodes I will it be devydyd in iij partes equally, one to my
selffe, a nother to my wyff, the thyrde to my chylder; which I make my
executors John Holforthe preste, Thomas Holforthe. Thes wytnes,
Roger Thomlynson prest; Thomas Pynder; John Berestow; with
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 14 December, 1532. Administration
granted to sir John Holforthe, an executor, power being reserved to
grant to Thomas Holforthe when he shall come, etc.
Testament of William Remy [of Fosdyke].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 11d.]
27 December, 1531. I William Remy off Fossedyke in Algarkyrk,
yoman, makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed
within the churche yerde of All Halloys of Fosdyke, with my mortuary
to be payd after the lawe and statutes of the realme. To the high altare
of Fosdyke iiijd. To every comptable light ther ijd. To the warke
of our mother churche of Lincoln iiijd. To the pore chyldren at
st Catheryns ther ijd. To William Remy my sun [household goods], my
rydyng knyffe, [etc.], at the age of xxjty yeres; and yff he dy before the
sayd age, I will the said legacy be evenly devydyd betwyxt Catheryn
and Isabell Remy my doughters at the age of xviij yeres; and yff either
of them dy before the sayd age, then it shall be disposyd by my executrix
and supervisor for the helthe of my soule, my wyffes [folio 12] soulys,
my chylder soulys, and all crysten soulys. To Catheryn my doughter
at the age off xviij yeres [household goods]; and yff she dy, then it shall
remayn to William Remy my sun at the age of xxjty yeres; remainder
to Isabell my doughter at the age of xviij yeres; yff she die before the
sayd age, then the legacy shall be disposyd by my executrix and my
supervisor for the helthe of my soule, my wyffes soulys, my chylder soulys,
and all crysten soulys. To Isabell Remy my doughter [household goods]
at the age of xviij yeres; and yff she dy, I will it remayn to Agnes my
wyff. To Roger Garoke my wyffes sun. To Dorothe and Isabell Garoke.
To Renolde Langrake and John Schell my servantes. To Nicholes Remy
my brother. To Jenet my syster. To Agnes my wyff v stonglande
lying in Gosberkyrke vj yeres immediatly aftyr my decesse; and then
I will it remayn to Catheryn my doughter and to her heyres of her body;
and yff she dy withowt heyres of her body, then I will the lande remayn
to William Remy my sun, to hym and to hys heyres and assygnes. The
resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and sir Stephyn Hethenes preste to be supervisor. Wytnes, sir
Henry Rynger preste; Simon Wylkynson; and John Parker; with
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 11 April, 1532.
The testament of Henry Sherman [of Denton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 282d.]
28 December, 1531. Henry Sherman of Denton, seke in the body,
makyth my last will. My bonys to be buryed in the church yerde of
st Andro in Denton. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare
of st Androy viijd. To the bellys off Denton iiijd. To Elizabeth Inderwell. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff it to Alson Sherman my wyff,
whome I make my executrix. Wytnes herof, sir Richerde Wylson;
John Byshop; William Woodrof; Richerd Hecokxe; Henry Howytson;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Grantham, 4 March, 1531–2.
Testament of Simon Porcher [of Holbeach].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 11.]
30 December, 1531. I Symon Porcher of Holbeche, though I be
deceasyd and seke in body, make my testament and last will. Fyrst and
before all thyng I commende my soule vnto Allmyghtty God thrugh
the gloriose intercession of the blessyd virgin and moder of mercy our
Lady saynt Mary and all the holly citizens of heven, and my body to
be buryed in the churche yerde of All Halloys of Holbeche. To the high
altare of the sayd churche for my tithys forgottyn viijd., and to every
altare within the sayd churche ijd. To the cathedrall churche of Lincoln
ijd. To the faderles chylder at Lincoln ijd. To Jenet Holden. To
Walter Burton sun. To John Fletes sun. To Agnes Gauntes sun.
To my fader one byrlyng. To my doughter Isabell xxvjs. viijd., and yff
she departe thys present lyff or that she cum to laufull age, then I will
that her parte be solde and my executors to hyre one honeste preste
immediatly aftyr hyr departyng, and the same preste to syng for her
soule and my soule and all crysten soulys so long as all the sayd money
will extende. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyff and
Isabell my doughter, whome I do make my executrices. I will that my
foresayd fader shall be the supervisor, and for hys payn takyng vjs. viijd.
And the buryall day of my body I will there shall be bestowyd for it
xs., and at my vijth [day] vjs. viijd., and at my xxxty day iijs. Wytnes
herunto, syr Richerde Whykham preste; Hennry Pennet; Robert
Jakson; and other mo.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng 10 April, 1532.
Thomas Molde [of West Halton].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 353.]
In the name of God so be yt, 31 December, 1531. I Thomas Molde
of Westhalton, seeke in bodye and hole in mynde, make my will and
testament. My body to be buryed in the church yeard of st Tetheldrede
in Halton, and I bequeathe for my mortuarye as the lawe requirithe.
To our Ladye of Lincoln' xijd. To the hye alter in Halton churche viijd.
To the reparacions of Halton churche vs. To Thomas my sonne ij
quarters barlye to be paid to him after the feast of st Michaell next
comminge. To my daughter Secellye halfe a quarter barlye to be paid
after the forseyd feast of saynte Michaell'. The residewe of my goodes
I geue to Agnes my wyfe and to Roberte Molde my sonne, whome I make
myne executores, they to dispose for my sowle as they thinke moste
conveniente and plesuer to allmightie God. Thes wittnes, sir Nicholas
Leedes parsonne; sir Roberte Mote; Roberte Harryson; Roberte
Hawys; cum aliis.
Proved before L., at Appulbie, 1 February, 1531–2.