The testament of William Baker [of Saltfleetby All Saints].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 357.]
10 May, 1532. I William Baker of the parysh of All Halloys of
Salfletby makyth my last will and testament. My body to be buryed
within the churche of All Halloys, and also my mortuary to be payd
aftyr the rate and substance of my goodes. To the high altare of our
mothe [sic] churche of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warke of the
sayd churche iijs. iiijd. To the high altare of the forsayd churche of
All Halloys for tithys and oblacions forgottyn vjs. viijd., and towardes
the reparacions [folio 357d.] of the sayd churche xls. To the reparacions
of the paryshe churche of st Jamys in Louthe xiijs. iiijd. To the paryshe
churche of Northelkyngton xxs. To the paryshe churches of Mabylthorp st Mary, st John of Stayn, and Ludburgh, [each] vjs. viijd., and
towarde the honornament of the parysh churche of Lyttyll Grymesby
one crosse clothe the price vjs. viijd. And I will that one honest preste
shalbe hyeryd to syng and celebrate messe and other divyne service
satisfactorie within the aforesayd parysh churche of All Halloys for the
helth of my soule, my benefactors, and good frendes soulys, and all
crysten soulys by the space of x yeres nexte immediatly foloyng aftyr
my departyng from thys present worlde, and the sayd preste to have
to hys wagys yerely duryng the sayd x yeres cvjs. viijd. to be payd to hym
quarterly. To the iiij orders of frerys beyng within thys limitacion to
every one of them vjs. viijd. To Alice my wyff in redy money xxl.
and halff the householde stuff that was myne and hyrs. To Mary the
doughter of mr John Raythby and Margarete my doughter lxl. and the
other halff of my housholde stuff. To the forsayd Margaret Raythby
my doughter the housholde stuff wich was Beatrix Baker my mother.
To masterys Fitzwilliam the wyff of mr George Fytzwilliam my mr
xls. To mr Jeffray Raythby gentleman xls. and to hys wyff xxs.,
and to every one of ther chyldren vjs. viijd. To the forsayd Margaret
Raythby my doughter in money xxs. To Isabell Baker the wyff of
John Baker xxs. To Margaret Whyte the wyff of John Whyte the
yonger of Thedylthorp vjs. viijd. To Robert Baker hys wyff and hys
chyldren emonges them xxs. To Alyson Smeton vjs. viijd. To Margaret
Johnson iijs. iiijd. To Margaret Bowyd iijs. iiijd. To Walter Bolyngbroke xls. To Bryan Baker xls. To Xp'ofer Baker xls. To every one
of my awnte Jenet Curtes chyldren viijd. To every one of my uncle
Thomas Peper chyldren vjs. viijd. To John Chyste lxvjs. viijd. To
every [folio 358] one of hys brether and systers vjs. viijd. To every one
of my godchyldren xijd. To Beatrix Poterill liijs. iiijd. To Nicholes
Ray and hys wyff xiijs. iiijd. To Richerd Edmundson vjs. viijd. To
Robert Scorthereth my servant vjs. viijd. I will that my mansion or
dwellyng house with the appurtenances in Louthe, wich I of late bought
of William Lincoln merchande, be solde be my executors towardes the
performance of thys my last will and testament. To Alice my wyff my
mansion or dwellyng place with all other my landes within the towne
and parysh of Salfletby duryng her lyff naturall, and aftyr her decesse
to remayn to Margaret my doughter the wyff of mr John Raythby and
to the heyres of her body, and for defawte of suche issue to remayn to
John Baker and to the heyres of hys body, and for lake of suche issue to
remayn to the right heyres off me for ever. To my doughter aforesayd
all suche leyseȝ as I have takyn to ferme by indenture copy or other wyes
in Brakenborow, Salfletby, Mabilthorp, and elswhere within the countie
off Lincoln, excepte ij acres yng grounde lying in Yng Crofte in Saltfletby,
and also excepte suche parcellys of grounde belongyng to any of the sayd
leyseȝ as lyeth within the close which I before have gyven unto my wyff
for terme of her lyff, whiche ij acres and parcells I will my sayd wyff shall
have and enioy duryng the terme of the yeres whych I have taken them
for, and aftyr her decesse I will they shall remayn unto my sayd doughter
her heyres and assygnes, accordyng to the tenor and effecte of thys my
will touchyng the leyseȝ and fermeȝ aforesayd. I will that mr George
Fytzwilliam of Mablethorp esquier be the supervisor, and he to have
for hys labors one horse of my best, ij yeres olde, or ellys in redy money
xls. The resydue of my goodes [folio 358d.] I gyff to mr John Raythby
my sonne in law, John Baker of Saltfletby and John Whyte yonger of
Thedylthorpe st Helene, whome I make my executors they to expende
it as they shall thinke it moste expedyent for the helthe of my soule
and to the ples' of allmyghtty God, and they to have for ther labors
every one of them iijl. Thes beyng wytnes, syr George Gummby preste;
Thomas Fyswyke the elder, Martyn Gunny, Martyn Browne, and Thomas
Browne of Saltfletby; with many moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 23 June, 1532.
The testament of Robert Yolle [of Bullington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 341.]
12 May, 1532. I Robert Yowle of the paryshe of Bullyngton,
yoman, and servant to sir George Taylboys, do orden and make my
testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of
st Jamys in Bollyngton, for the which buryall and romyth I do gyff to
the churche iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the
high altare of the forsayd churche of st Jamys for tithys necligently
forgottyn xijd. To my lady dame Elizabeth Taylboys vjs. viijd. To
mr William Taylboys sonne unto the forsayd Elizabeth vjs. viijd. To
masterys Vernon iijs. iiijd. To mastres Dymok iijs. iiijd. To every
servant in my master house singulerly iiijd. I will that a prest syng
a trentall off messys for the helthe of my soule, and he to have xs. therfore.
I will that ther shall be gyffyn to prestes for Dirige and ministracion of
messys at my buryall and in other almys dedes vjs. viijd., at my vijth
day iijs. iiijd., and at my twelvemonthe day iijs. iiijd. To my syster
Julyan Jakson iij brode yerdes off marbyll clothe. To Edwarde Jakson
sone to the forsayd Julyan. To Anne Jakson doughter to the forsayd
Julyan. To Jane Hall of Langton ij kye whiche be in the custody of
Robert Yarker at Aplay. To William Hall brother unto the sayd Jane
a brandyd cowe which is in the custody off olde Hvme at Aplay. To
John Jakson of Howton in Bekeryng a mare which is in the custody of
Robert Yarker off Applay. To Thomas Browne xijd. To John Hollyngworthe ij sterys, a red geldyng and a clene red. To Xp'ofor Brumby
preste xijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to William Hall and Jane
Hall, the which William and Jane I make my executors for to dispose
accordyng to conscience and as they shall thynke most conuenyent for
the helthe of my soule, and John Hollyngworthe to be supervisor.
Thes beyng whytnes, Xp'ofor Brumby, preste; Thomas Browne; John
Hollyngworthe; and other moy.
Proved before P., at Wragby, 15 May, 1532.
The testament of David Edward' [of Horncastle].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 357.]
20 May, 1532. I Dauid Edwarde of Horncastre makes my testament.
My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of our blessyd Lady off
Hornecastre. To the high altare of Horncastre iiijd. To the churche
warkes of the same vjs. viijd. I will that my detts be payd. I will
that my goodes be devydyd in thre partes, one parte to my ij chyldren,
the other ij partes to my wyff, and she to dispose for my soule as she
thynkes best. I will that yff it shall please God to take other of my
chylder from this present worlde at any tyme or that they cum to laufull
age, that other of them shall be other heyr. I will that if Johanne my
wyff mary at any tyme afore my chyldren, that is to say Barnabe my
sonne and Beatrix my doughter cum to lauful age, then I will that she
shall fynde sufficient suerty that ther partes shall be delyueryd unto them
by the sight of my frendys; and yff she wilnot fynde sufficient suerty
by the discrestion of Oliuer Luffell and other my frendys, then I will
that ther partes be delyveryd owt at the discrescion of master Browne
parsone of Marom and Oliuer Burkynshawe of Myntyng, to be putte in
save custody to the sayd childer behoyff to they cum to laufull age.
The residue of all my goodes I gyffe unto Johanne my wyff, whome I
make my executrix for to dispose it for the helthe of my soule. In
wytnes, Olyuer Luffell; John Goodwyn; and Gylberde Wyberde; with
Proved before P., at Scamelesby, 14 June, 1532.
The testament of Walter Sooly [of North Rauceby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 342.]
22 May, 1532. I Walter Sooly, seke in body, make my testament.
My body to be buryed in the churche of st Peter in North Rawceby. To
our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the high altare for forgottyn tithys xijd.
To my curates to pray for me vjs. viijd. To the churche of Rawceby xxd.
To st Jamys chapell xijd. To Henry Burton. To Agnes my doughter,
and to iij of ther [sic] childer. To Simon Welby. To Laurence my sonne
my copy that I holde of st John. I bequeth my house with the appurtenances that longes therto to Agnes my wyff, and she to stande with
reparacions. To every one of my godchilder iiijd. The resydue of my
goodes I gyff to Agnes my wyff and Laurence my sone, whome I orden
my executors that they may dispose for the helthe of my soule yt God
better may be pleasyd. Thes wytnes, sir William Styrlay vicare; sir
Edward Thomas; Thomas Shoter; Thomas Bate; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 29 May, 1532. Administration granted
to Laurence the son, power being reserved to grant to Agnes the relict.
The testament of William Watson [of Owersby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 351.]
24 May, 1532. I William Watson of Owresby, seke in body, makes
my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche
yerde of st Martyn in Owresby. I wyt to the high altare of Owresby
for oblacions and tithys forgottyn xijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln
xijd. To the altare in Holton churche iiijd. I wyt to st John off Wyngall
iiijd. I witt to the high altare of Thorneton iiijd. To the churche warke
of Owresby iijs. iiijd. To Adam my sonne. To John Hardy. To
Jenet Hardy. I wit to Helene my doughtter. To Cecill my wyff one
house in Owresby with all the landes belonging to it duryng her lyff
yff she mary not, and yff she mary then Adam my sonne to have it.
I will that my goodes be devydyd in iij partes, one to my wyff, another
to my chylder, and the thyrde parte to be disposyd for the helthe of my
soule aftyr the discrestion of Cecill my wyff, whome I make my executrix.
Thes beyng wytnes, sir Nicholes Hughytson vicar; Robert Broxham;
William Wellys; and John Magnell; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Croxby, 10 June, 1532.