Lincoln wills
1531 (December)

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C.W. Foster (editor)

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1930

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186-196

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'Lincoln wills: 1531 (December)', Lincoln Wills: volume 3: 1530-1532 (1930), pp. 186-196. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53737 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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1531 (December)

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 other moy.

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 Muston.

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 mo.

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 other.

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 other mo.

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.