1508–29 (nos. 96–105)
96. [bdle. I. 1] Rycherd Martyn. 24 Jan. 1508.
I Rycherd Martyn gyffe my sool to Almygthy God, to Owr Blyssyd Lady
Senct Mare and to all the company off hewyn and my body to be berryd
yn the closter off Sent Martyns in the le Vyntre in London, or ellesyer as
ytt schall plesse God. I gyffe to the hy auter off Senct Martyns in the
Vyntre for my tythys and offryns neclegent forgottyn 4d., to the Broderhed
off Owr Lady in the forsayd paryche churhe 4d., to Senct Cristofer
Broderhed 4d. I make my sole executryx Alys my wyffe and sche to hayffe
all my goodys, and to ressave all my dettes and to pay all my dettes, to
her own huse, to kepe her and my chyldren and to dyssposse for the
welthe off my soole, her soolle and for all Christyng soolys. In wyteynys
thys my last wyll and testament, Johne Frankelyn, Necallys Yrond and
multis alliis. Per me Dominum Johannem Yngywe capellanum.
[Proved on 9 Feb.]
97. [bdle. I. 2] John Bery. 27 Jun. 1526.
I John Bery cumend my sule unto Allmyty God and unto Owr Blessed
Lady and Vergen and unto the holy company off heffen, and my werchd
body to be bered in the chere off Synd Bredes a ffore the chappell off
Synt John ther I have wont to sette, and I bequeth unto the hey auter for
my desschegyng my concenese tyes 20d. I bequeth unto the Fratyrnite off
Owr Lady, 3 li. 6s. 8d. I wull the Bredryn off Owr Ladys have at the day
off my berell 6s. 8d. to prey fore my solle and all Crestyn sullys. I bequeth
unto the cherch off Synt Breddes fore thenges that ys most nedffull to
myntyn Godes sarves with 3 li. 6s. 8d. I wull that Juhus autyr have 3s. 4d.,
unto Synt John ys lyte 20d. I woll have an onest prest fore the spas off
3 yeres be the ves off my exceturs and the cherch wardynes for tyme beng
have yerely 16d., that the prist kepe Godys sarves and to have yerly 7 li.
and yff the prist woll nat as the cherch wardyne woll a vesse hym do he
schall heve but 9 marke a yere. I woll the prist prye fore John Rooper and
my sule, my fadyr and moder and John Pratt ys sole and all Crysten solly.
I bequeth unto Thomas, my son, 6 li. 13s., also I bequeth unto my master
Roper (fn. 1) 40s. and unto Mr. Crystoffyr Roper 20s., to Edwarde 10s., and
unto Mastres Elsobyt Roper 10s. I woll have a onest priste to syng at
the Saffy (fn. 2) 2 trenthalles ffor my solle and Crysten solles 20s. Item to have a
trentall at the Blake Fryers, a nodyr at trentall the Greyffryers a noder 22s.
Also I woll that Recred Loreng have 10s. I woll that Mastes Anne Roper
have 10s. And I mak myn exseketres John Seth off Heron and Wyllam
Genes and John Seth to heve fore hys pene and labor 20s., and fore hys
costes 6s. 8d. and Wyllam Genes 20s. No more but God have mercy on me.
The Sum thall 43 li. 13s. 8d. (fn. 3) In wytnesse of John Seth. (fn. 4)
98. [bdle. I. 3] Sir Robert Tennet. 4 Dec. 1526.
Jesus amen Jesus. I Sir Robart Tennet, priest off the gyldhall appertenyng
unto the wurshypffull ffelyshyppe off the Skynners, bequethe my sowle to
Allmyghty Gode, the Blessed Lady and to all the celestiall cowrt off
hevyn, and my body to be buryed afore the crucifyx in the body off the
chappell aforesayde. I beqwethe to the commyns off the geldall 6s. 8d.
I bequethe also unto my sisters 20s. a pece. I bequethe to my landresse
a blakke gowne for suche labor as she hath hadde for me. I bequethe unto
ffelysche[p] off the Skynners to be present at my obseque, masse and
dirrige 6s. 8d. The rest off all my goodes I bequeth to Jhon Dane, goldsmythe and marchant off London, whome I make my sole executor, he to
make suche expence abowte my funerall after hys discrecion, the rest
thereoff I remytt to hym and my sister, hys wyff, to dispose godly after
thayre goode mynde and pleasyer. And thys to be my last wyll I have pytt
to my seale. (fn. 5) Wytnes, Rychard Capar, custos of gyldhall, John Church,
prest, Rychard Cole, prest, Rychard Harris, prest. (fn. 6)
99. [bdle I. 4] Stevyn Ynglond. 7 Jul. 1526.
I Stevyn Ynglond off the paryshe off Saynt Mary Our Lady off Ysseldon (fn. 7)
in the diocese of London commend my sole to Almygthi God, Owr
Blessyd Lady Saynt Mary and to all the holy company off hevyn, my
body to be buried in the churche yerd off Owr Lady Saynt Mary in
Isseldon. I bequethe unto the hei altare off the same churche for all
tythes etc. forgotten 40d. I bequethe unto Jesus Brotherhed off the same
churche 4d. I bequethe to John, my eldest soone, 6s. 8d., to John, my
yeuggest soone, 6s. 8d., to Johan my dowghter 20s., to Mathew, my soon,
40s., to John my yewgest sone and Wylliam 40s., to be partyde in equale
porcyons. I bequeth to Tomas Bell a kylderkyn alle. I bequeth to Tomas
Sherar also a kylderkyn ale. All the residew off my goodes moveable and
immoveable now to me belongyng I geve to my wyffe, Agnes, whom I
ordayn my sole executrix, she to pay my dettes and to do for my soule
as shalbe to hir syght and mynd most meditorious. And so I make Sir
Robert Peers supervisor. Wytnesse Robert Warde, John Ynglond, John
Ynglond, Tomas Sherare, Tomas Bell.
[On 11 Aug. Agnes refused the executorship, but was granted the right of
administration and paid the fee for registration.]
100. [bdle. I. 5] John Bygges. 6 Dec. 1527.
Jesu mercy. Memorandum that John Bygges of the parych of Sent Stevens
yn Colman Stret yn London mayd hys wyll yn this maner, fyrst he bequeth
ys sowll yn to the handes of Allmyghty God, howr Lady Sent Mary and to
all they company in heven to prey fur hym, hys body to be beryd yn the
church yard of Sent Stevens yn Colman Stret. Also he bequeth to the hy
auter for thynges and offrynges forgottyn 2 pond of wax to bryn a for
they Sacrament over the hy auter wyll Godes servys ys yn doyng. All
the resydue off all hys godes, hys dettes peyd, he gyfes unto Kateryn,
hys wyffe, whych he mayd hys true executor as hys trust ys yn hyr for to
dyspens for hys sowll. Wytnes, Sir Jamys Hurst, hys gostly fader, Wyl
Aldingsone, Thomas Serll, Rapheell Scharpe, John Haward with dyvers
101. [bdle. I. 6] — Crosland. [Undated.]
[— Crosland] of London, coryer, dwellyng within the parishe of Saint
Bryde of London bequeth my soule to Almyghty God my Maker, Creator
and Redeymar, to Our Lady Saint Mary the Virgine and to all the holy
company of hevyn and my body to be buryed in the church yarde of the
parisshe church of Our Lady of Aldremanbury of London by the crosse
as nere unto the place wher my twoo late wyfes lye buryed as conveniently
may be. I bequeth to the hyghe aulter of the same church wher I was late
parisshoner, for my tythes and oblacions negligently forgoten 20d. I
bequeth to the Fraternitie or Brotherhod of Seint Clement kept at Isyng
Spytle of London wherof I am broder, 20d. I bequethe to William Gray of
London, my fader in lawe, my coote of motlaye and my best bonet. I
bequethe to Isabell Rydysshe of London, wydowe, my gowne of black
pewke furred with whyt lame behynde and black lame before. I bequeth
to the same Isabell for the greate payne and labour that shee hath taken
with me in my sekenes sythen Christemes 6s. 8d. I bequeth to my brother,
Alyn Crosland, my best doblet of damaske and chamlet, foreslevyd with
grene saten of Bruges, and my jaquet of tawny worsted, which jaket ys in
the custodye of my suster Alis, the wyf of Henry Spedy, citezein of London.
Wher I owe to the prisoners of Ludgate for myn income and fyne ther I
will the same be paid to theym and 2s. 7d. more to make upp 3s. 4d.
desiryng theym to pray for my soule and all Christen soules. I bequethe to
every prisoner lodgyng within the warde called Lumbertes warde within
the said Gaole of Ludgate where I lye and have greatley anoyed and
diseased theym in my sekenes 2d. a pece. I bequeth to William Crosland,
my broder Alyn son, an old rownde gowne for a woman, colour black,
lyned with cotton. Wher William Snowdon of London, cordewaner,
owith to me as it apperis by my booke 27s., in consideracion of his troble
and busynes that he and I have long occupied to gyder I forgyve to hym
of the said 27s., 13s. 8d., and for the residue of the said somme which is
13s. 4d., I will that myn executours shall never vex nor troble hym for the
same, but to take it of hym as he may be able to paye yt. I bequeth to the
same William Snowdon my cuttyng borde. The residue of all my goodes,
catalles and dettes, my dettes paid, my body honestely buryed and my
legasies paid and fulfilled, I gyve to my said suster Alis, whom I ordeyn
sole executrice of this my testament and last wyll, she therwith to doo hir
free wyll for the well of my soule and all Christen soules lyk as she wold
I shuld doo for hyr yf I were in case lyke. And overseers I make Thomas
Sherle, coryar, and Richard Kays, haberdassher, citizeins of London, and
I gyve to every of theym for their labour 5s. apece. Wytnesses, Robert
Bolser, mercer, Richard Nevet, sharman, William Snowdon, cordewayner,
and Rauff Trerise, cowper, and diverse others.
Formally written, with larger lettering marking the beginning of each new clause,
on two sheets of paper sewn together lengthwise. The document has been badly
damaged by water and the top part is torn away.
102. [bdle. I. 7] Wyllyam Mowntteham. 28 Jan. 1528.
Jesus. Memorandum that I Wyllyam Mowntteham byqueve my sowll
unto Awllmythy Jesu and to Ower Ladey Saynt Marre and to awll the
holly company off heven, and my bodey to [be] berred in the cherchyard
in wat parressh wer so ever I dy and I mak Ellyssabeth, my wyeffe, my
exssekares and my overseer and I wyll that have done for my sowll at my
berreyntt 5 masses off the 5 wondys. As for my gudys mevabyll and
unmevabyll I geve them to my sayd wyeff and to do with them and
dysstrebyd them at her dysskressyun and that sche pay my dettes as far
as my gudes may ressenabbylly exstend and I wyll morover that so be
that the land in Kent come for to passe that they be rekonerd I wyll the
be besstrebed affter the mynd off Ellyssabeth my sayd wyff. I wyll that
lytyll Ser John the Freyer in the Awstenys Freyrs schall seng for my
sowll and say 30 dyrreg and 30 masses and he to have for every derrege
and masse 4d., and that thys be done in the spasse off di (fn. 8) a yer.
103. [bdle. I. 8] Jhon Cater. 18 Jun. 1528. (fn. 9)
I Jhon Cater, grosser and cytezen off London, bequeyth my sowle to
Allmyghtye God my Maker and Redemer, to Hys Blyssed Mother Oure
Ladye Sent Marye the Vyrgyn and to all the hoolye companye off hevyn,
my bodye to be buryed in the chyrche yerd off Oure Ladye off Wullchyrche
in London, wher I am paryshner. I bequeyth to the hygh awter in my
paroche chyrche beforsayd, for tythys or offerynges neclygently forgoten
12d.; the resydue off my goodys moveable or unmoveable, I put into
the dysposycion off myn executryx, whom I make Johan my wyfe, and
supervysor heroff, I make John Pleyvys, and I wyll that he for hys labor
have 3s. 4d. His testibus Rogero Holt, clerico, and Alexandro Tallfer.
[Endorsed 'Testamentum Johannis Cater.']
104. [bdle. I. 9] John Gyllyke. 30 May 1528.
I John Gyllyke, yoman, bequeth my soull to God Allmygthty, my Creator
and to Owr Lady Sentt Mary and to all the compeny off heven, my body
to be byryd in the chirch yerd off Sent Sepulcurres. I bequeth to the hee
auter 8d. I bequeth to Thomas Spencer a brasse poott with 3 feytt and a
handull, to Jon Skelton a payr off schettes. The resodowe off all my
goodes I gyff to John Fynkyll to dysspoys for my soull helth after hys
dyscrescion, the wych John Fynkyll I make my sowyll excecutor. Wytnysse,
Robert Hasyll and John Bolmor.
105. [bdle. I. 10] Annes Wotton. 7 Jan. 1529.
I Annes Wotton, dwyllyng in the parysch off Sent Sepullcurres, bequethe
my soull to God Almygthty my Creator and to Owr Lady Sentt Mary and
to all the compeny off heven, my body to be byryde in the gryne chirch
yerde betwyxe the cross and the walle. I gyff to the hee auter 4d., to the
Bredryn off Corpus Christi, 4d. I bequeth to Jone Apurlay a gown and
a kyrtyll, to Richard Revys my rede mantell. I wyll att all my goodes,
my bequestes forfyld, be sowlde and dyssposyd at my beryall for my soull
helth. I wyll att Richard Revys be my excecutor to performe thys my
wyll, and I wyll at Master John Heton, my curett, be overseer as he wyll
ansswer a for Gode etc.