The testament of Robert Cheryngton [of Donington in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 91d.]
1 February, 1531–2. I Robert Cheryngton of Donyngton in Hollande
make my testament and last will. My body to be buryd within the
church yerde of Donyngton. To the high altare of Donyngton for
tithys forgottyn xijd. To every altare with in the same churche iiijd.
To every light that standes abowt my herce abowt my buryall day jd.
To our Ladys altare at Lincoln xijd. To the fatherles chyldren at
st Catheryns iiijd. To Alice Cheryngton my doughter ij kye. To
Margaret Cheryngton my doughter ij kye. To Robert Dawsson my
godchylde. I will that Alice and Margaret my doughtters have ther
kye, at the age of xvj yeres; and yff other off them dye or that they cum
to the age of xvj yeres, then I will that ether of them be other heyres;
and they dy bothe or that they cum to that age, then I will that Jelyan
Cherynton my wyff have them to do with them as she thynkes best.
The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Jelyan my wyff, whome I make
my executrix. Thes beyng wytnes, Henry Fell; William Foster;
Thomas Tare; William Cheryngton; John Garby; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Donyngton, 18 February, 1532–3.
The testament of Parnell Cooke [of Dry Doddington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 290d.]
3 February, 1531–2. I Parnell Cooke of Dodyngton, wydoy, make
my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of
All Halloys of Westburgh. I bequeth my best beaste to my curate for
tithis forgottyn. To the church of Westburgh iijs. iiijd. To the high
altare of Westburgh xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the
chapell of Dodyngton iijs. iiijd. To the repayryng of Dodyngton bryges
xijd. To the new cawsy at Westburgh vjs. viijd. To the frerys
Observantes of Newarke xs. To the church of Benyngton iiijd. To the
churche of Clapole iiijd. To the church of Stubton iiijd. To the churche
of Hough iiijd. To the chapell of Gelston iiijd. To the church of
Hougham iiijd. To the frerys of Lincoln of the iiij orders to every one
of them iiijd. To the frerys of Grantham. To Thomas Freman of
Lincoln and to his wyff. To Robert Freman. To William [folio 291]
Johnson and his wyff. To Richerd, John, and Alice Cooke. To Richerd
Lyster my servant. To Agnes Clerke. To Jenet Alen my servant. To
William Sclatour. To Hugh Clerke the sonne of Thomas Clerke. To
Richerd Clerke his brother. To mr William Smyth vjs. viijd. To
Thomas Awdlen vjs. viijd. and to every one of hys chylder. To every
of [sic] gylde of Dodyngton. To our Lady gylde of Westbrughe. To
Parnell Thomson. To William Colson. To Robert Harmeston. I gyff the
resydue of my godchyldren in Dodyngton to every one of them a schepe.
To Elizabeth Kyghlay. To Margaret Colby. To William Newcom. I
gyff to all the resydue of my other godchylder every one of them iiijd.
To sir Robert Walhill parson of Westburgh; to sir Robert Alcok. To
Richerd Kyghley. To Alice Kyghley. To sir Stephyn Howlet vicare of
Westburgh iijs. iiijd. To William Kepe. The residew of my goodes I
gyff to sir Stephin Howlet, to William Colby, to Stephyn Cooke, whome
I make my executors that they may dispose my goodes to the proffyt of
my soule as they thynke beste. Thes beyng wytnes, George Colby; John
Thomson; William Kepe; John Ellys; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 17 February, 1531–2.
The testament of William Leche [of Fulletby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 339d.]
3 February, 1531–2. I William Leche of Fulletby, husbandman,
seke of body, makes thys my last will and testament. My body to
be buryed in the churche of st Androy of Fulletby, with that at the lawe
dothe require in the name off my mortuary. To the high altare of
Fulletby for tithys forgottyn viijd. To the reparacions of the same
churche xxs. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the high altare
of the same iiijd. To the churche of Belcheforthe viijd. To Isabell
Leche my doughter. To sir Robert Leche my sone. To Robert Smert
for hys [folio 340] wagys for the tyme that he wonte with me. To
Alyson Smert my doughter. To my ij godchylder at Richerd Hardys.
To Agnes Day. To John Hardy of Fulletby. To Alyson and Isabell
my doughters. I will that all my houshold stuff not bequethyd be
devydyd in thre partes, and Agnes my doughter to have one parte Isabell
my doughter to have the other ij partes equally to be devydyd. To
Isabell Brakenborow. To Isabell Leche my doughter my house that I
wonne in with the lande and medoys that longes unto it, to occupy the
same the terme of iiij yere with Capon garthe and the appurtenance therto
belongyng, payng the lordes rent. I will that at the ende of the iiij yere
the house, iiij oxen, and ij horse be solde be my executors and dispose
it for my soule and my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys. I will
that my lande callyd Basse lande remayn to Alyson Smerte my doughter
the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease it shall remayn to Agnes my
doughter her lyff, remainder to Isabell my doughter her lyff, remainder
to the eldyst of ther chyldren. To Thomas my chylde. To William
Webster. I will have one preste to sing for my soule and all cristen
soulys one yere. To our Lady ffrerys off Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To [folio
340d.] the frerys of the Gresefote iijs. iiijd. To the Gray ffrerys of Boston
iijs. iiijd. To the Augustyn ffrerys of Boston iijs. iiijd. To William
Leche the yonger vjs. viijd. To Nicholes Leche vjs. viijd. To Xp'ofer
Leche vjs. viijd. To Simond Leche iijs. iiijd. To Edward Leche
iijs. iiijd. To Margaret Leche. To Robert Leche. To Robert Hardy.
The resydue of my goodes I gyve to Richerd Hardy of Fulletby, sir
Robert Leche off Belcheforth my sone, and Isabell Leche my doughter,
whome I make my executors for to dispose it for the helthe of my soule
and all cristen soulys as they thynke best. In wytnes, sir William
Kytchyn the parysh preste of Fulletby; Richerd Shorte of the same;
William Smyth of the same; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 12 April, 1532. Administration granted
to Richard Hardye the executor, power being reserved to grant to Robert
and Isabel Leche the children. On 15 April following the said Isabel
appeared personally in the parish church of Parteney, and administration
was granted to her.
The testament of W. Smyth [of Dry Doddington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 292d.]
4 February, 1531–2. I William Smyth of Dodyngton sett my last
will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys off
Westburgh. To the high altare off Westburgh iiijd. To the church of
Westburgh iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln. To the church of
Dodyngton iiijd. To the chapel of Dodyngton viijd. To John Pateman
of Benyngton my godsun sonne of Richerd Pateman too landes of wheate
and too of barly of the landes of Jamys Lettyn. The resydue of my
goodes I gyff it to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make executrix to
dispose for the well of my soule as she thynkes best. Thes wytnes, sir
Stevyn Howlet vicar; Robert Parysh; and Richerd Jakson; with
Proved before P., at Ancastre, 8 March, 1531–2.
The testament of John Strynger [of Harmston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 293d.]
4 February, 1531–2. I John Strynger of Harmeston makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of Harmeston.
To the high altare of Harmeston iiijd. and to our Lady warkes of Lincoln
iiijd. To the orphans of st Savior withowt Lincoln iiijd. The resydue
of my goodes I gyff to Catheryn my wyff, whome I make my executrix
that she may dispose it for my soule my frend soulys and all crestyn
soulys. Wytnes, sir Leonerd Dykson; John Boke; Thomas Lokyng;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 9 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Edward Bawtre [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 147d.]
6 February, 1531–2. I Edwarde Bawtre of Boston, merchaunt of
the staple at Calice, makes thys my last will and testament. My body
to be buryd within the paryshe churche of Boston where my father and
mother lyes. To the high altare in Boston for tithes forgottyn xxd.
To st Botulphe tabernacle iijs. iiijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln
xijd. To every order of frerys in Boston for accompanyng my body
to the churche xxd. I will that all my dettes be payd. I will that all
maner of my moveable goodes be praysyd and solde. And John Buttres
chyldren to have ther father bequestes. I will that all the resydue
[folio 148] of my goodes be devydyd emonges my iiij chyldren, that is
to wyt, Jane, Mary, Margaret, and William after the maner and forme
foloyng, to William my sun xxl. at the age of xxjty yeres, to Jane my
doughter xxty markes at the age of xviij yeres, to Mary my doughter
xlty markes at the age of xviij yeres, to Margaret my doughter xxl.
at the age of xviij yeres. Yff my goodes will not performe thys my last
will my dettes and burying payd, then I will it be deductyd of every
parte rate and rate lyke and equally aftyr thys same forme as it is set.
To William my sun my house that I bought off Osse, and all my housys
in Bargate, my house that Spynkes hath, and all my lande in Freston.
To Mary my doughter my house in the tenure off William Etwell. To
Jane my doughter my hed house for it is her mother feoffement. To
Thomas Sutton hys lande in Byker that I bought of hym, he payng to
my executors for it xlty markes, for it coste me xxxl. as shall appere by
hys owne hande. I will that thes xlty markes helpe to fulfyll thys my
will legaces and bequestes. I will that suche goodes as John Buttre
hath in hys howse of myne be praysyd and to let hym have the fattes
and all other hustylmentes ther better chepe then any man be xxs.
yff he wyll, and yff he will not then I will that they be solde to the moste
proffyt by the discrecion of myne executors. Yff the sayd John will
have the pasture that is the morgage I will that he have all the yeres
in parte of payment of hys bequestes for xl., and it is worth xxl. Yff
the sayd William my sun decease or he cum to the age of xxjty yeres I
will that hys lande be devydyd betwene Mary and Margaret aftyr thys
forme, I will that Mary have my brew house with all the implementes
and all my lande in Freston, and Margaret the house that Spynkes hath
and all my housys in Bargate; and hys legaces of money to be equally
[folio 148d.] devydyd betwene Mary and Margaret at the age of xviij yeres.
Iff Jane dy, then I will that William have the hed house, and he to gyff
to ether of my doughters that lyffys xxs. a yere towardes ther fyndyng.
Yff Mary dye then I will that her house in the tenure of Etwell remayn
to William, and the money shall be equally devydyd emong them that
lyffys. Yff Margaret dye, then I will that her parte of all before rehersyd
remayn emonges them that lyffys. Iff they all dy or they cum to the
age before rehersyd, then I will that my landes remayn to the heyres off
William Quadryng of Irby, and he shall kepe an obbyt for me in Boston
churche in st Peter gylde to the value of iijl. yerely; and yff he fale to do
it, then I will that he forfet to the prior of Freston vl. for every yere.
I will also yff they all dye before the age aforesayd, that then the legaces
of money be disposyd in high ways and other good dedes of charite at
the discrescion of myne executors. To Thomas Bradley my best gowne
and my best geldyng. To Robert Watson to hys mylne a yong geldyng
of iiij yeres olde. To Robert Carnaby my furryd gowne that I were
every day. To Margaret my servaunte a yonge cowe of ij yeres olde and
upwarde. The resydue of all my goodes moveable and unmoveable, my
dettes payd and my will fulfyllyd, I put them in the disposicion of my
executors, whome I make William Quadryng of Irby gentylman, and
Bryan Newcommen of Salfletby gentylman. And supervisor of thys
my will I make Thomas Mayhew; and I gyff to every one of them
xls. for ther labor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Thomas Cersy preste; Xp'ofer
Newcommen gentylman; Robert Cony; and Thomas Paxforde; with
other mo; the day and yere before wryttyn.
Proved at Boston, 9 April, 1532. Administration, with the will
annexed, granted to William Quadryng of Irby, gentleman, and Bryan
Newcommen of Salfletby, gentleman, because the executors named in
the testament refused to take upon themselves the burden of execution.
The testament of Thomas Vynsaynt [of Belchford].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 363.]
6 February, 1531–2. I Thomas Vynsaynt off Belcheforthe makes
my testament and my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche
of the holy appostellys Peter and Paule. To the holy sacrament of the
altare vjs. viijd. To by a vestimente withall iiij marke. To the gyltyng
of the tabernacle of our Lady off Piety iiij marke. To the makyng of
the cawsy from the churche stole unto the oke tre vjs. viijd. To the
makyng of a cawsy from the parsone close ende unto the yate in the
lane with the brokyn stone in holle becke vjs. viijd. To our Lady of
Lincoln xxd. To her warkes xxd. To sir John Gray iijs. iiijd. To
Margaret Forman of Tathwell vjs. viijd. To my buryall in the churche
vjs. viijd. To the churche warkes ijs. To an honeste preste ij yeres xl.
To Barnerd Fletcher sonne of John Fletcher xxxiijs. iiijd. To John
Fletcher the yonger xxxiijs. iiijd. To Simon Fletcher sonne of John
Fletcher xxxiijs. iiijd. To Thomas Fletcher sonne of the sayd John Fletcher xxxiijs. iiijd. To the sayd iiij chylder every of them x schepe. To
my wyff the copy of the house that I do dwell in and the oxegang lande
that longes to the sayd house the terme of her lyffe, and all the hole
housholde stuff the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her departyng I will that
Agnes my doughter and her chylder have the one halff of the housholde
stuff and that Robert Louthe and Henry Cheuelay my wyff chylder have
the other halffe to shyft be twene them too. To Robert Louthe and hys
wyff. To Henry Cheuelay. To every chylde that Robert Louthe hathe.
To my godsun ther. To Jenet my syster. To Agnes her doughter.
To every [folio 363d.] chylde that John Barkeworthe hayth and ther
mother. To Margery my servant a pare of schetes, [etc.], suche as her
dame is content to delyver her. To a light afore the sacrament vjs. viijd.
To a light afore the rode vjs. viijd. To Robert Brakenbery wyff. To
every of my godchylder iiijd. To the iiij orders off frerys every place
iiijd. To every churche that doyth but upon thys felde mere viijd.
To John Leche of that money that he dose awe to me vjs. viijd., and to
hys wyff xiijs. iiijd. To Elizabeth Dennys. To Thomas my servant.
To Agnes my doughter. To John Tyndale. To Hugh Melton. To
John Fletcher. To my nawnte Agnes Tayllor. I will that John Fletcher
helpe my wyff home thys yere with her corne and hay. Also I will that
the sayd John helpe her yerly with hys cariage of ij lode woode from
any place wher soever she dose by it. To Thomas son of John Fletcher
my house at Hagham with all the purtenynges therto, to hym and to
hys hayres of hys body laufully begottyn for evermore, excepte onely
that the sayd Thomas and hys hayres shall gyff yerly to one obyt to be
done evermore in the churche of Belcheforth for the soule of Thomas
Vyncent and hys benefactors xxd. To John Fletcher son of John Fletcher
my yeres of the copy callyd Holffoote thyng, excepte onely that the sayd
John shall gyff yerly to the foresayd obyt xxd. duryng the yeres of the
copy. To Simon Fletcher the copy off thys house that I do dwell in
aftyr the decesse of Elizabeth my wyff. To Barnarde Fletcher son of
John Fletcher the yerys of the oxganges lande that I have of the hall
landes. To William Leche yff he be preste xs. to syng a trentall for
the soulys of my father and my mother and all my good frendes soulys.
To John Clerke halffe a stone woolle that he dose owe to me. To John
Clerke the yonger a schepe that I dyd by of hys father. To my goddoughter at Thomas Ingolmelles halffe one stone off woolle that I bought
of John Clerke the elder. To the [folio 364] baxster wyff of Hornecastre.
I will that therbe peny dole the day of my buryall. The resydue of my
goodes I gyff to John Fletcher, whome I make my executor to dispose
them for the helthe of my soule and all my good benefactors. Whytnes
herupon, sir John Gray; mr William Talbot; John Haryson. I will
that John Berworthe the yonger be the oversear, and he shall have for
hys labor iijs. iiijd.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 3 June, 1532, by the executor.
The testament of John Leeke [of Sibsey].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 59d.]
11 February, 1531–2. I John Leeke off Sybsay, husbandman,
makyth thys my testament and herein conclude my laste will. My body
to be buryed in the church yerde of st Margaret of Sybsay. To the holly
sacrament of the high altare for tithys forgottyn vjd. To the reparacion
of the high altare iiijd. To the olde rod iiijd. To st Margaret iiijd. To
our Lady of Pety iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. I will that Agnes
Leeke my wyff have my house with thappurtenaunces in the towne and
feldes of Sybsay duryng the terme of her naturall lyff, with thys condicion
that she kepe reparacions withowt impechment or [sic] waste. And
aftyr her decesse, I will that Robert Leeke my sonne have the house with
thappurtenances that she dwellyth in, to hym and to the heyres of hys
body; and yff it fortune Robert to dy withowt heyres of hys body,
then I will the house remayn to William Leeke my sonne and the heyres
of hys body, and so every one of them to be other heyr. To William my
sonne iij acres lande lying in Southfenlandes, iij rod and one di' acre
lying in Northorp, and acre lying in Southwestfelde. To Agnes Leeke
my wyff one cople of oxsyn, iiij kye and one dun mare. To William my
sonne one cople sterys, [etc.], with thys condicion that he help hys mother
ther withall. To John my god sun a fleckyd qwye. To Robert Leeke
my sonne a whyte geldyng and a amblyng stag. To Alynson my doughter.
To Robert Boner a byrlyng. To Jenet my doughter a qwe calff. To
William my sonne j whyte stag. I will that iij quarters barly, ij quarters
ootes, and iij yong beestes be solde and the money therof cumyng I will
have a trentall xxxty messes to be done for the soule off me, my father
and mother, and all my benefactors. The resydue of my goodes I gyff
them to Agnes Leeke my wyff, whome I make my executrix that she may
dispose to the high laude and prase of God and the helthe of my soule
and all crysten soulys. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John Copland curate
and parysh preste; Henry West; Richard Bavyn; William Daynson;
Robert Cooke; Thomas Bate; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 2 October, 1532.
The testament of T. Hayward [chantry priest of Alford].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 271d.]
12 February, 1532. (fn. 1) I sir Thomas Heywarde, chauntry preste, of
Alford makes thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryd
within the church yerde of st Wylfryde of Alforde. To the high altare
in the same churche iiijd. To kyng Henry light in the same churche
iiijd. To All Soule light in the same churche iiijd. To the churche
warke of Alforde xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln ijs. I will that
mr Thomas Sotheby shall bye one sufficient chalys to the altare of
st Laurence in the parysh churche of Alforde with the money which he
owyth to me by the oversyght of the preste that shall cum next aftyr
me in the sayd chauntry, or ellys yff he will not bye suche a chalys as
is aforesayd, I will that all the sayd money that be owyth me go to the
warke of our Lady of Lincoln. To every preste dwellyng in the parysh
of Alforde at the day of my buryeng vjd., and the vicare viijd. And
I desyre them to say placebo and dirige. I will that my seventh day
and my thyrty day be kepte in lyke maner. The resydue of my goodes
I will that sir William Steper of Alford preste dispose them as he thynkes
best for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys, whome I make
my executor, and William Lamme of Alford to be supervisor, and to
the sayd William Lamme for hys labor xijd. Thes wytnesses, sir John
Dauye of Alford prest; John Keall and John Mason of the same.
Proved before P., at Alford, 16 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Roishe [of Algarkirk].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 64.]
13 February, 1531–2. I Robert Roisshe of Algarkyrke, husbondman,
doo make my testamente wt my last wyll. My body to be buryed in
the churche garthe of the holy appostylles Peter and Paule of Algarchurche, and for my mortuary accordyng to the acte of parlyment of
ower souerene lord kyng Henry the VIII. To the blessyd sacrament
for my forgotten tythes iiijd., and to euery lyȝhte comctabull in the sayd
churche ijd. To Wylliam Roische my son. To Roische my son [sic].
To Thomas Roische my son. To Anne my doȝhter. To Annes Roische
my doȝhter my eldyste fen cowe fleckyd of coler. The resedewe of my
goodes I gyffe to Margarett my wyffe, the wheche I have made onely my
executrix, and she shall cause my body onestely to be buryed, payng my
dettes, and soo to despose for ȝe helthe of my sawle as shall seme beste
to plese God, and to be good mother and frynd bothe to hyr chylder
and myne lyke as I have ordende hyr so to be. Thes beyng wyttenes,
Robert Clerke; John Swan; Jamys Dugdalle pryst; with other at
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 October, 1532.
Testament of John Wyetson [of Croft].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 18.]
15 February, 1531–2. I John Wyattson the elder in Croft makes my
testament. My body to be buryed within the chyrche yard off Alhalowys
in Croft. To our Lady off Lincoln xijd. To hyer warke vjd. To the
hy auter off Croft chyrche for tythes forgottun xijd. To the belles viijd.
To the reparacyons off the same chyrche viijd. To Symond my sone
on standyng bard in the halle, [etc.]. To Agnes my dawghter vjl. xiijs.
iiijd. in money and an harnest gyrdill with on pare off bedes off hambre
after the decesse off Jenyt my wyffe. Yff so be that other off my ij
chyldryn depart this world within laufull age that on to be the ayre off
the other, and yf ytt so be that thei bothe depart this world within laufull
age, then I wyll that the on part theroff to be dysposyd in fyndyng on
prest for my sowle and all crystyn sowles and the other part to Jenyt
my wyff. To Elsabeht my dowghter xls. and on quey. To Symond my
sone my wayn my plow with all the tyrtementes. To on honest prest
xs. for on trentalle synging. The resedew of all my guddes I gyve them
vnto Jenet my wyffe, whome I make my executor and she to dyspose
them for the helthe off my sowle and all crystyn sowlles. To Wylliam
Stevynson the elder iijs. iiijd. to be supervisor. Theys wyttnes, sir
Thomas Rysyll my curayt; Wyll'm Stevynson; Robert Alan; with
Proved before P., at Parteney, 2 October, 1532.
The testament of Henry Bolan [of Grimoldby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 275d.]
18 February, 1531–2. I Henry Bolan off Grymolby makes my
testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of
st Edithe in Grymolby. To the high altare in Grymolby kyrke viijd.
To Grymolby kyrke iijs. iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To our
Lady frerys of Lincoln xijd. To the frerys at the Gresse fote xijd. To
the Augustyn frerys off Grymesby xijd. To the Gray frerys of Grymesby
xijd. To Manby kyrke viijd., Stuton kyrke vjd., Kyrnyngton kyrke vjd.,
Hougham kyrke xijd., Belcheforth kyrke xijd. To Alane, Roger, and
Robert my sonnes. To my doughter Agnes. To my doughter Alyson
Frauncys and to her ij doughters. To my [folio 276] doughter Beatrix.
To my doughter Jenet and to her iiij chylder. To William Frauncys and
Marion Bolande other of them vjs. viijd. at ther way gate. The resydue
of my goodes not wyt I gyff and wyt to Agnes my wyff whom I make my
executrix that she may dispose them for the wele of my soule that it may
the better spede in the presence of Almyghtty God. Thes wytnes, sir
Richard Makefelde; William Smyth; and Robert Wylarton; with
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of Simon Bolton [of Spalding].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 337.]
19 February, 1531–2. I Simon Bolton of Spaldyng makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the parysch churche yerde
of our Lady and st Nicholes in Spaldyng. To the high altare of Spaldyng
for tithys forgottyn xvjd. To the churche warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the
church warke of Spaldyng iijs. iiijd. To the devocion of the Holy Goste
iiijd. To the church warke of Cowbyt xxd. To the church warke of
Weston xijd. To Richerd Austyn of Multon and to hys wyff. To
Nicholes Elsone. To Robert Bolton a gret panne, [etc.], and Richerd
Bolton to have the kepyng of it withowt weryng to he be at lawfull age.
The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Richerd my sonne, whome I orden
my executor, and Thomas Bolton to be supervisor, and he to have for
hys labor iijs. iiijd. Wytnes herof sir Robert Gee; Walter Rysdale;
William Kytton; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.
The testament of W. Thornely [of Hough on the Hill].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 371.]
19 February, 1531–2. I William Thorneley of the parysh of Hough
make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche
of st Rumolde before the ymage of our Lady of Piety. To the highe
altare in the churche aforesayd xijd. I bequeth vl. to a preste to syng
for me and my father and mother a yere. To the Observantes in Newarke
xxs. To our Lady warke in Lincoln xijd. To the frerys in Grantham a
bushyll malte. To the chapell of st Rumolde xiijs. iiijd. To the churches
of Cathorpe, Normanton, Hougham, and Carleton xijd. apiece. To the
abbay of Monte Grace xls. To Johan Hough my goddoughter. To the
resydue of my godchylder iche of them a schepe. To iiij chylder of
Richerd Richerdson iche of them a schepe. To ij chylder of John
Manysford ether of them a schepe. To too chylder of Thomas Burdheyddes. To Parnell Walkewood. To William Walkewood. To John
Manysforde. To iche of my servantes. To the mendyng of the high
way betwyxt thys towne and Clapole xijd. To John Browne iiijd. To
George Thomson. To sir Henry Trafford vicar of Hough, to pray for me,
vs. To mr Augustyn Porter xxs. desyryng hym to be good and foveroble
to my wyff in the way of right, and to gyff her hys best councell. I gyff
the resydue of my goodes unto Margaret my wyff, whome I make my
executrix to dispose my goodes to the welthe of my soule and off my
father and mother and all crystyn soulys as my most speciall trust is
in her and as she shall thynke most necessary. Wytnes herof,
mr Augustyn Porter; sir Henry Trafford; Margaret Thornelay; sir
Richard Reddemale prest.
Proved before P., at Ancastre, 29 April, 1532.
The testament of Margaret Tofte [of South Ferriby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 277d.]
20 February, 1531–2. I Margaret Tofte of Southferyby makes my
testament. My body to be buryed within the churche of st Nicholes of
Southferyby. To the parsons fee of Southferyby for all tithys forgottyn
xijd. To the prior fee lykewyse iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln
xxd. To our lady of Lincoln in offeryng xxd. To the churche warke
of Southferyby halff a quarter of barly. To the brygge warke of the sayd
towne halff a quarter of barly. To Northferyby abbay halff a quarter
of barly. I will that William Tofte my sonne shall gyff unto sir Roger
Crosse xxs. for to syng for the soulys of William Tofte and Margret hys
wyff and all crysten soulys. I will that the sayd William Tofte shall
fynde a lampe lyghttyd before the roode in Southferyby churche at all
diuine seruys duryng the lyff of the sayd William. To Vrsulay Grymysby
my doughter. To William Tofte son of Richerd Tofte. To John Tofte
my best syluer spone, and a prynte of sylver. Vnto Edward, Roger,
and Thomas Tofte, the sonnys of Thomas Tofte. To Margaret Tofte,
Agnes Tofte, Alyson Tofte, doughters of the sayd Thomas Tofte. To
Robert Grymesby, William Grymesby and John Grymesby sonnys off
William Grymesby. To Agnes Grymesby hys doughter. To Thomas
Gawdbe my servant. To Robert Coke my servant. The resydue of my
goodes not wyt I gyff vnto William Tofte my sonne, whome I make my
executores [sic]. Thes men beryng wytnes, sir Roger Crosse my curate;
Robert Sutton and John Gawdbe; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Castre, 19 April, 1532.
The testament of John Pynson [of Fulletby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 372.]
23 February, 1531–2. I John Pynson of Fulletby husbandman makes
thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churcheyerde of st Androy in Fulletby, and my mortuary aftyr the custome of
the lawe will inquere. To the high altare of Fulletby for begottyn tithys
xijd. To the church body of the same towne viijd. To the high altare
of Lincoln viijd. To the church body of Salmonby viijd. To Elizabeth
my wyff all my coppys which is one callyd Genyll lande, one toftested,
arabyll lande, and medoy longyng unto the sayd toftested, and one callyd
Jolyff toftested with all the lande and medoy longyng unto the sayd
parcellys duryng my yeres, payng the lordes rent. The resydue of my
goodes I bequeth to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix
and she to dispose them as she thynkes best for my soule and all crysten
soulys. Wytnes herof, sir William Kytchyn preste; William Smyth;
Robert Lowthe; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Horncastle, 13 May, 1532.
The testament of Richard Heberstou [of Gayton le Wold].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 273d.]
26 February, 1532. (fn. 2) I Richard Heberstou of Gatton, husbandman,
maykes and ordans this my last wille and testament. To be berred in
the churche yarde of sant Peter in Gatton, with that thyng that the lawe
requires to the parson. I wytt unto vur moder churche of Lincoln to
the hethe alter vjd., and to ver Lady worke of the same vjd. To the
iiij orderes off freres in the cade cety iiijd. To Gaton churche xxd.
To Calystroppe churche xld. To the hethe alter of Gaton churche iiijd.
Item v youe schepe to the sepulcor of Gaton chyrche to fynde one lyghtt
before the sade sepulcur frome the begynnyng unto the resurrexcion be
doyn, and the resydu [to] the leyght to be brent before the Sacrament
in tymes conuenyente to yt be spent, the wyche I leue in the hondes of
the churche wardyns; Hewe Heberstowe my broder to have the sade
ȝowys and fynde the lyght as long as he wyll fynd sufficient surtes to the
forsade churchewardens, or ony of the name of the forsayd Heberstowys
beyng there a bowytt that wyll have yt by that maner; and yf ther
be noyne of the name of Heberstoys lyuyng ther abutt that may and wyll
have yt that thane bothe the stoke and lyght to be att request of the
forsade churchewardens for evermore. I wyll that ther be one trentall
off messysses celebrate for my sole helthe. I wytt unto Robert Buttrys
one fyly. I wyll that my [goods] be partyd in [iij] partes, one to my
selfe, anoder to my wyfe, and the therde to my chelder and to be ordared
att the request of Ellezebȝ my wyffe, John my sone, and Robertt my sone,
whome I make executures to dyspose as tha thynke the best for the
helthe of my sowle. I wyll that John Talbott and Hewe Heberstowe
be supervysurs, and to have for ther labur one quarter of barly.
Wyttnesses, sir Robert Benson, parson of Gaytton; John Talbott of
the same; Robert There of the same; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.