[John Fox, alderman of the city of Lincoln, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 56d.]
THE COPY OF THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN FOX, ALDERMAN OF THE CITY
The last day of April, 1522. I John Fox of the citie of Lincoln,
Alderman, etc. I witt my soule to Godde allmighty, our laidy St.
marie, and to all the holy company of heven. And my Bodie to bee
buried with in the churche of St. John the Evaungelist biffor the Trinitie.
I bequeth to my mortuarie after the custome of the said citie. To the
highe allter of the said churche for tithes forgotten iijs. iiijd. To our
lady werke of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the forsaid churche of St. John
for the Romthe of my burial vjs. viijd. [folio 57] To the parishe
churche of Askeyam vjs. viijd., To everythone of the howses of the
Orders of ffreers in Lincoln ijs. viijd., of this condic'on that v freers of
every order shalbe at my buriall, and iche oon of thaym to say masse for
all cristen soules. To x prestes to syng x masses for my soule at Scala
celi iiijs. ijd. To the byyng of vj torches xijs., and they with ij torches
that I have boute to burne the day of my buriall. And after the day of
my buriall, ij of the said torches to remayn in the said churche of St. John,
and ij of theym to be delyvered to the parishe churche of St. Marten in
Lincoln, and ij of theym to be delyvered to the parishe church of Askham,
and oon of thaym to bee delyvered to the parishe church of Edenstow,
and oon of thaym to be delyvered to the parishe church of St. Mare of
Lincoln with in Wikford. To the greatt gilde in Lincoln ijs. every yeare
duryng the space of xij yeres. To the forsaid churche of St. John ijs.
every yere duryng the space of xxxtie yeres to fynde iiijor lampes, oon
of thaym biffor the Sacrament to burn at service boith holyday and warke
day, The ijde biffore the Trinitie, The iijde biffore our laidy of pitie,
And the iiijth biffore St. Erasmus. Theis iij lampes to bee burned in
service tyme every holyday. To the upholdyng of the said churche of
St. John iijs. every yere duryng the space of xxxtie yeres. It is my will
that oon obitt shall yerely bee doyn for me in the said church of St. John
according as at the day of my buriall, Att the which obitt shall be
distributed the sum of ijs. viijd. at the myndes of my executrice and
supervisours. It is my will that the said sum of ijs. witt to the great
gillde, and the sum of ijs. for ffynding of the lampes, and the sum of
iijs. to the upholdyng of the forsaid churche and the sum of ijs.
viijd. for the said obitt shall bee taken of the rents of my close whiche
I have taken by Indentur of the Maiour and commalltie of the Citie
of Lincoln. It is my will that the churche wardens of the forsaid
churche of St. Johns for the time being shall see that the forsaid
obitt be kepte. And the sum of iijs. to the upholdyng of the said
churche and the said lampes to bee kepte according to my will and
thay to have for their labor every yere duryng the space biffor named
iiijd. And if it so happen that the forsaid wardons doo faile in seing
of the forsaid thyngs to be kepte according to my will, that then the
graceman of the gret gillde shall have the forsaid sum of ijs. for
the lamps, and iijs. witt to the church with the ijs. viijd. to my obitt,
And he to cause oon obitt to be doyn with the oon halfe, and the other
hallff to go to the profett of the said gillde. And if it happen the said
graceman doo faile in kepyng of the said obitt as it is biffor rehersed,
that then my supervisours shall have the forsaid summes to distribute for
all cristen soulles. To echoon of my godd childern iiijd. To echoon of my
prentices xxd. To my servaunt Margaret Carter iijs. iiijd. To the gilde
of St. Anne my scarlett gown. To the commen chamber of Lincoln iijs.
every yere duryng the space of xiij yeres, and it to be taken of the Rentes
of the forsaid close. To the makyng of the roode loft with in the said
church of St. John xiiijs., the which is in the haundes of Maistres Wood,
and if the parochanes do not ffynyshe the said roode loft within the space
of a yere after the day of my buriall that then my executrice shall dispose
the said sum of xiiijs. for my soule. I will that oon prest syng for my
soulle in the churche of St. John bifforsaid the space of oon yere, and he
to have for his salarie iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. It is my will that Agnes ffox my
wife [folio 57d.] shall have the indentures of the close so long as she be
not maried, and after hir mariage to remayn to my ij children Thomas
ffox and Robert fox; and yf it happyn that my wiffe be maried or els
that other of my children departe, the childe that liveth the longer shall
have the indentures; remainder to Elizabeth my doughter and the heres
of hir body; remainder to the next of my kinne duryng the terme of the
said Indenturs. To my dought' Elizabeth ffox to hir parte xl. in money
and goodes and it is to bee taken of the hoill. It is my will that my goodes
shall be parted in iij partes, oon parte for me to bee disposed, the ijde
to my wife Agnes ffox, and the iijde to my ij children Thomas and Robert;
and if it happen either of the said childern to departe biffor that they come
to the age of xviij yeres, that then the child that liffeth the longer shall
have both thayr partes, saving that ther shall bee doyn for his soule to
the sume of xxvjs. viijd. If it happen that both the children departe
biffor the said age of xviij yeres, that then ther partes shall be songe fore
with a prest in the churche of St. John biffor named. My will is that
Agnes ffox my wiffe shall be my executrice, and John Halton of Lincoln
Alderman, Sir Thomas Leche of the same vic' of St. Maris, William ffox
of the same, John ffox of Askham, and Hughe ffox of the same, to be
my supervisors, and ichon of they to have for ther labor vjs. viijd. Witnes
wherof, Robert Smyth mercer, Edward Dawson, John punderson, Robert
skyner, with many moo.
Proved before P., in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 27 Feb., 1524.
Adm. granted to the executrix, etc.
[John Kirke of Helpringham, a.d. 1522.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN KYRKE OF HELPRYNGHAM.
4 May, 1522. I John kirke off helpringham, etc. My body to be
buryed in the churche yard off helpringham, with my best gud to my
mortuare. To the hye awter ther iiijd. To our lady warke off lincoln
iiijd. To our lady gild off helpringham iiijd. I will that Margarett my
wiffe have both my tenementes in helpringham and hooll with all landes
medows pastures with all the appurtenaunce to them belongynge to
hyr and to hyr heres and assignes. The Residew off all my goodes I
giffe to margarete my wiffe, whom I make my sole executrice. I will
that my fader Robert saygrave and my fader Robert gibson be supervisors.
Thies wytnes, sir Robert wyam, sir Edward Thomas, sir thomas buxtons,
Robert wingud, and henry Rodes, with other moo.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 6 June, 1522. Adm. granted to the
[George Hopkynson of Kirmington, a.d., 1522.]
[1506 &c., 81.]
THE TESTAMENT OF GEORGE HOPKYNSON.
16 May, 1522. I George Hopkynson, etc. My body to be buryed
where it shall please almyghty god, with my best beast named my
mortuary. To the high aulter of kyrnyngton for forgoten tythes
iijs. iiijd. To the reparacions of the same churche xxs. To the high
awlter of our mother church of lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the reparacions
of the same churche iijs. iiijd. I will that William Matens syng ij yereȝ
for me immediately after that he be prest, and he to have for his sawde
for the said ij yereȝ xl. To Edward my son viij marke out of my landeȝ
unto the tyme that he be xxiiij yer hold, and owt of his mother landeȝ,
and then he shall never after nor non other for hyme ley no claime nor
title in my said landeȝ and his mothers landeȝ. To Laurence Wentworth
xxs. To Robert Wentworth my gowne furred with calaber. To John
hopkynson the elder my tawny gowne furred with blake lambe. To
Robert my son all my landeȝ and his mother landeȝ for ever payng out
yerly in maner aforesaid unto his brother Edward viij markes by the
yere. The resydeue of my goodeȝ I put to the handeȝ of Robert and
Edward my sonneȝ, whom I make my executors to dispose as they
thinke best for my sowle helth. Thes parsons witnesse, Syr Robert
bolton vicare of kirnyngton, John hopkynson of the same, thomas
Mattens of the same, and others.
Proved before D., in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 4 Aug., 1524.
Adm. granted to Robert Hopkynson, an executor, reserving power to
grant to Edward Hopkynson, etc.
[John Smythe of Tupholme, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 68.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN SMYTH OF TUPHOLME.
26 May, 1522. I John Smythe of Tupholm, etc. My body to be
buryed in our lady churche of Tupholm afore Jhesu Altyr, and for my
mortuary I bequethe my best beste as affter costom and maner is of holy
churche. To the hye alter in Tupholm for all forgotten tithes iijs. iiijd.
To our lady wark of Lincoln ijs.; also to the iiij orders of freyrs in
Lyncoln xijd. a pece. To the hye altar of stanton xxd. To my lord
abbott of tupholm xiijs. iiijd. for to lay my body in the churche afore
Jhesu altar. To Robert my son vl. To Jenett my wyff my hows in
Wyspyngton with the purtynance duryng hir lyff, and after her desses
I will Robert my son have out of hit iijl. vjs. viijd., and gyff oft com att
hym in the mean tyme I wyll my dowghter Agnes hawe hit for hir and
hir ayres, and yf hit fortune hir do dy without yssue male or female I
wyll the sayd howse with the purtenance be sold by my executores and
done for my sowll and my father and mother and all crystyne sowlles.
Also I wyll that Betteris my dowghter hawe vl. and ij bedes. To Agnes
my dowghter vl. To every goodbarn that I hawe alywe iiijd. apece.
I wyll that the body of the churche att markett stanton hawe vjs. viijd.
to the reparacion theroff. The resydewe of my goodes not wytt nor
gyffyn I put to the dyssposicion of Jenett my wyff and Joon bowys of
mavisenderson, whom I ordane my executores, and Sir Thomas Thornton,
parson of Mukton, to be supervisor, and John bowys to hawe for hys
labowr iijs. iiijd., and Sir Thomas Thornton a foresayd for hys labowrs
vjs. viijd. Wyttnes, Joon bland, Nycoles westow, with others.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 3 Aug., 1523. Adm. granted to the
[John Wykham of Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, a.d. 1522.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN WYKHAM OF KYRKBY.
6 July, 1522. I John Wykham of kyrkby, etc. To be buried in
the churche of saynt andrew the appostell, with me lefull mortuary.
To the high awter of the same for tithes and oblacions forgoten xxd.
To fynnyng of a light in the same churche for tyme of ever more vjs. viijd.
To the werke of our moder the churche of lincoln xxd. To the high awter
of the same xxd. I will that Robert Wykham my son have my heedd
house leyng in kyrkby with the appurtenaunces to hym and his heires
of his body, and if he decease without such heires I will it be sold and
disposed for my soule and all our good frendes, and if any of my children
bye it I wil they have it better shep than any other. To Elsebeth my
wif my house which John Speyght wones in duryng her lif; remainder to
Agnes my doughter to her, her heyres and assignes. To Robert Wykham
my son. To every godchild that I have iiijd. To the gilde of the blessed
trinitie of the said kyrkby a yowe. The residue of my goodes I gif
to my executors, that is to say, Elizabeth my wif and Robert Wykham
my son, they to dispose for the welle of my soule, etc. Thies beyng
wittness, syr John doughtie vicar of kyrkby, John martyn of osgodby,
William martyn of the same, with other mor.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 3 Aug., 1522. Adm. granted to
Robert Wykham, reserving power to grant to Elizabeth the relict.
[Agnes Awmbler of Barrowby, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 62d.]
8 July, 1522. I Agnes Awmbler of Beroughby, late the wiff of
Richard Wright off the same, etc. To be buried within the churche yard
of All Saynts of Beroughby next unto my friendes, and for my mortuarye
that the law will. To the hye awter for my forgotton tythes iiijd. To
owr moder churche of Lincoln viijd. To the Image off our Lady within
the quere off Beroughby a kerchyffe. To the maynteining off the
light off All Hallows ijd. To the churche off Beroughby a diaper towell
for goddes borde in Ester tyme. To Edmund Wright, son of Richard
Wright, a pott off pewter; also accordinge to the last will of the said
Richard Wright, laite my husband, I will that Will' Awmbler, now my
husband, and oder his cooffeffors off the messuage in Beroughby make
sale off the said messuage, and the money taken ffor the same to be
disposed in gud warke off charyte for the helth off the soull off the said
Richard Wright, myne own frends and all criston sawles. All the
residew off my guddes to William Awmbler, my husband, whom I make
myne executor. Wytnes, Syr Denys Owndell parish prest and curat off
Beroughby, Thomas preston of the same, John Arnold of the same, and
Proved before D., at Grantham, 22 Jan., 1522. Adm. granted to
[Thomas Alys, ll.b., clerk of the chapter of the cathedral church
of Lincoln, a.d. 1522.]
[1545–6 ii, 402.]
10 July, 1522. I Thomas Alys, clerke of the chapiter of the Cathedrall churche of Lincoln, maketh my testament, etc. To be buried with
in the churche of sancte martine in Lincoln, and for my buriall there I
witt vjs. viijd., and my mortuarie to be geven after the custome of the
Citie. To our ladie warke of Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the hie alter of St.
martine churche in lincoln for tiethes forgotten xs. To Sir Thomas
Carter xxd. To the churche warke of Belton xxs. To every godchild
that I have in Belton or in enne other place a yewe shepe. To the churche
warke of londonthorp xxd. To the churche warke of Gunwerbie xijd.
To the churchewarke of Siston xijd. To the churche warke of Barkeston
xxd. To the hie alter of Grauntham churche vjd. I will that the churchewardens of Belton have ij kye and a calfe to find alight before our ladie
in the said churche as it hath bine found before by me. To the churche
warke of St. Martine in Lincoln xxd. To William Clarke my servaunte
vj sylver spones, a maser, ij Coverlyddes, x paire of Lynen shetes. To
William Clarke thelder vj sylver spones to be disposed for the soule
of Sir John Drakes. To mekyll marcam churche warke xxd. To the
parson of Belton xijd. To William Clarke my servaunte aforenamed
x yowes and x lambes, a que of iij yeres old, also iiij quarters of malte
and a gowne of myne furred with blacke lambe. To William Caister
my shepparde iij yowes and iij lambes. To John Stoyle my servaunte
iiij yowes and iiij lambes. To Thomas Stoyle as muche clothe as shall
make him a syde cotte, a paire of hosse and a dublet. I witte to every
one of my servauntes a yewe and a lambe. To Margaret Mooncke
my servaunt iijs. iiijd. To Sir William Ceyll xijd. I will that my wiffe
have all my land in Belton duringe her lif to be good unto my children.
I will that an obytt be keppyd in Belton churche for evermore of my
land there, and the expenses of the obytt to be the some of iijs. iiijd.
yerelie. To blind Jennet in Belton as muche clothe as shall make to her
a kirtill, and xijd. in money. I will that the said blind woman shall
dwell in the howse that she is in duringe her lif to praie for my soule and
all christian soules. I will that every one of my children have xxl.
apece for their childes porcion, and half of my howshold stuffe that I
brought with me when I came to Lincoln, and also all suche thinges as
was bequethed to them by their grandame. To ole Jennet Adslocke
a stricke of Rye. To old alison in Belton a stricke of malte. To alison
Daie a stricke of malte. To every pooreman and woman in Belton ijd.
The residue of my goodes I put to the disposicion of Dorothie my wiffe,
whom I make my sole executrix, with the supervision of Austyn Porter,
gentilman. Thes beinge witnes, Sir Nicolas kendall vicare of St. martine
churche, Sir Thomas Carter, Edward Smyth, and William Edwardes,
with other mo.
The will of Master Thomas Alys, ll.b., late proctor general of the
consistory court of the bishop of Lincoln, with a codicil (fn. 1) to the same
annexed, was proved before R., in the cathedral church of the blessed
Mary of Lincoln, 3 August, 1522. Adm. granted to the executrix.
[Thomas Warner of Kirton in Holland, a.d. 1522.]
THE TESTAMENT OF T. WARNER.
3 August, 1522. I Thomas Warner off kyrton in holand make my
testament concludyng therwyth my last will, etc. Thys is the last wyll
off me Thomas Warner off kyrton mayd ther the day and yere beforenamyd. To Elizabeth my wyff my hede mancyon that I wone in so longe
as she is sole and unmaryed, and she mary then I will my doughters
enter into the mansion with the grownde under it acordyng to my ffather
will. To my ij doughters iiij acr' lande lyeng at the olde see dyke at the
day off my dethe. To my wyff ij acr' lande and on stonge, the wych I
bought off Thomas stalworth, hyr lyff, and affter hyr decease I will it
remane to my doughters, and yff they dye before my wyff I will it
remayn to my wyff in fee sympill. To my wyff on acr' lande di' lyeng
att cotegren hyr lyff, and di' on acr' lande, the wych I had off John Warner
my broder, and halffe on acr' lande, the wych I have with John my brother,
descendyng to bukeholegate, and on acr' lying att the mylne. To my
wyff iij acr' lande lying in long grene so longe as she is sole and unmaryed;
and yff she fortune to mary I will it remane to my doughters att the day
off hyr mariage. To my wyff on acr' lande lying in new dyke hyr lyff,
and on acr' lande lying at grene garthe, and on acr' lande lying at snartte
house, And on halffe acr' lying at the snert house, hyr lyff. And yff
that John Warner lay any tytyll in snertt house, then I will that my
wyff have ij acr' lande lying att skeldyke crosse. To my doughters on
acr' lande save on stonge lying in smalle dyke, and iij stonges lying in
newdyke, and on stonge lying att the mylne, and halffe on acr' in long
lande, and fyve stonges callyd fydeler land, and iij stonges pastur at the
grene garthe; and all the landes that I have I schyfte with John Warner
and William erle, and on acr' lande lying att Ric' osborne that holdes
off the culȝer, and on stong lying in alderchyrche. To my wyff iij stonges
lying att buttes grene. To my doughters x shepe att the day off my
dethe, ij mylke kye, etc., to be solde be the handes off mychell perre
to the use off my doughters, and I will that mychell perre receyve the
rente off my landes that I have gyven to my doughters to their use and
delyver to them the mony att the age of xiiij yeres. The resydue off
my goodes to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Thyes
beyng wyttnesses, sir John Brewster off kyrton, Robert Stevynson off the
same, Michell perre off the same, with other mooy.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 28 Jan., 1527. Adm. granted to
[Thomas Chapman of Withcall, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 61.]
THE TESTAMENT OF THOMAS CHAPMAN OF WITHCALL.
29 October, 1522. I Thomas Chapman of Withcall, etc. To be
buried in the church of St. Martyn of Withcall, giving for my burial
vjs. viijd., and that thyng to be my mortuary that is my beste accordyng
to the costume of the towne that I do wanne in. I charge my executors
that my faders wille be fulfilled, etc. To the work of the minster of our
lady of lincoln xxd. To the high awtar of the same minster viijd. To
the high awtar of my parish church of Withcall for my tithes forgotten
iijs. iiijd. To the church of Withcall to the buying of a new chalice
xiijs. iiijd. To the church of Halyngton vjd. To the church of Donyngton vjd. To Katheryn Chapman my daughter v marks beside her
childe parte. I will the third part of my goods be divided to my iij
children; if any depart before they come to lawful age then the part
to remain to the others. I will that none of my household stuff be
broken, but it shall to remain to John Chapman my son if he come to
lawful age. I will that Eleyne my wife have all my howses and lands
which I have within the town and feldes of Withcall, and also within
the feldes of Malteby, for to keep my children honestly to the time that
John Chapman my son be at lawful age. Also I will that she have my
copyhold of the lordship of Withcall during my years, and I will that
there be one trentall song for my soul. I will that John Chapman my
son have all my aforesaid howses and landys the which I have had bi
the gifte of my fader Robert Chapman, late of Withcall, in the towne and
feldes of Withcall and in the feldes of malteby as it apperes by my faders
wille, which time that he cometh at lawful age to him and his heirs and
assigns; remainder to Jenet my daughter when she shall come to lawful
age, to her and her assigns; remainder to Catherine Chapman my
daughter when she cometh to lawful age, and to her assigns; remainder
to my executors, to sell the forsaid howses and landes, and to find a prest
with the money therof, as long as it will endure, to syng for my soule and
for the soules of my fader and moder and for all other our good frendes
soules; I will that Helyne my wife have my pasture in the lordship of
Gret Carleton to the time that John Chapman my son be of lawful age.
The residue of my goods to Helyne my wife and to Syr Robert Chapman
my brother, whom I make my executors. I will that Sir Thomas Thornton parson of Mukton be supervisor. Thies men beyng witnes, Robert
ouerton, Thomas Jentill, Richard Dixson, Syr Robert Fen parishe prest,
with oder more, etc.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 15 Dec., 1522. Adm. granted to the
[John Howson of Whaplode, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 64d. The first section is translated from the Latin.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN HOWSON OF WHAPLOD.
3 November, 1522. I John Howson of Whaplod make my testament
with my last will, etc. My body to be buried in the churchyard of St.
Mary of Whaplod, with my mortuary according to the custom of the
town. To the high altar there for tithes forgotten viijd. To every altar
in the aforesaid church iiijd. To the fabric of the same iiijd. To the
mother church of Lincoln iiijd. To the orphans of St. Catherine without
the walls of the city of Lincoln iiijd.
This is the last will of me John Howson, made the day and yere
above written. I will that Margaret my wif have my house the which
I dowell in the terme of her lif if she do not wast the gronde, and aftyr
her deceasse I will that Richard my sone have it if he will pay therfore
the payment whiche I am bonde to pay bi obligacion, to hym and to his
heyres of his body, and ij acre of gresgronde; and if he die without heyres
of his body then I will it remayne to Richard my son and his heyres of
his body. If they die both without heyres of ther bodies, then I will
the house and lande be sold, and the money therof taken evenlye to be
devided betwyxt Joane and Heleyn my doughters. I will that Robert
my son have an acre of grond with wood therin lyeng in whaplod to hym
and his assignes. To eche of my doughters a calf brent, at may day.
The residue of my goodes I put theym to the disposicion of Margaret my
wif and Richard my sone, whome I ordeyne my executours; and Thomas
Wright smyth supervisour, and he to have for his labour iijs. iiijd. Thies
beyng witnes, sir John wymer, Thomas Wright, and William belle, with
Proved before D., at Spaldyng, 28 March, 1522. Adm. granted
to the executors.
[William Beesby of Wispington, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 65.]
THE TESTAMENT OF W. BEESBY.
The last day of November, 1422 [sic]. I William Beesby of Wispyngton, etc. To be buried in the churche of saynt Margaret in the forsaid
towne in the space afore the quere anenst the sacrament, with my best
mortuary as the law requireth. To the high awter of the same for tithes
and offrynges negligently forgoten xijd. To the sepulchre light ther xijd.
To the light before the sacrament burnyng in the sacryng tyme there xijd.
To the high awter of the Cathedrall churche of Lincoln vjd. To every
ordre of freres within Lincoln iiijd. To the red arke ther xijd. To the
churche of Bucknall xijd. To the reparacions of the parishe churche of
Wispington iijs. iiijd. The residue of my goods to be equally and indifferently departed in thre parties except my house with all the appurtenaunces called milner howse in Wispington, whiche I will John my sone
have when he cometh to lawfull age; remainder to Joane my daughter
for ever when she cometh to lawfull age; remainder to my wife the
terme of her lif; and aftyr her deth it shall be sold and disposed in
dides of charitie for my soule and my wif and our frendes. The first
part of my goods I wilbe disposed for my soule, the second parte I gyve
to my wif, and the iijth parte to be indifferently parted betwixt John
my sone and Joane my daughter. I ordain myne executours Beatrix
my wif, John Glaston, and John Pigote of Moreby. Witnes, Wheyllay
[sic] the parson, Water Marshall, Robert Poy, with other mor'.
Proved before D., at Horncastle, 3 Feb., 1522. Adm. granted to the
[John Tempest of Gosberton, esquire, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 63.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN TEMPEST, GENTLEMAN.
16 December, 1522. I John Tempest of gosberkirke, esquyer
a keth my testament and my last will, etc. To be buryed in the churche,
of the holy appostoles peter and paule in the southsyde of our ladyes
qwere in gosberkyrke, and for my mortuary aftyr the costume of the
towne. To our moder churche of lincoln, xijd. To the faderles children
of saynt Catheryns without lincoln yates iiijd. To the high awter of
gosberkyrke for tithes forgoten xxd. To the reparacion of every awter
in the same churche iiijd. To every gilde in the same churche iiijd.
The residue of all my goodes I gif to Agnes my wif, whome I make my
executrix, etc. I make Thomas Tempest, esquyer, sone and heyre of
[folio 63d.] Richard Tempest, knyght, supervisor of this my last will,
beseching hym to be speciall good frende to my wif and my executrix.
This ys the last wyll of me John Thempast, made the [y]ere and day
aforesaid. I wyll that my feofes seaseid of and in all suche landes and
tenementes as I have purchased in the townis of Gosberkyrke and surflett
stand seaside of all suche landes and tenementes to the use of Agnes my
wyff for the terme of hyr lyfe, And after hyr desease to thuse of Robert
humpe and to the eyrys of hys body, and for defawte of such isue to
margarett humpe hys suster and to the eyrys of hyr body, and for defawt
of suche eyres I wyll that all the landes and tenementes be sold by myn
executrix and be dysposyd within the towne of Gosberkyrke amonge
pore peple and fyndyng of a laufull prest os longe as the money prefore
receyvyd wyll indur' to praye for my saule, my father and motheris
saulis, and all trwe criston saules: I wyll that my wyfe duryng hyr lyfe
and also Roberte humpe and hys eyres after hyr disease shall [y]erely after
my dysease cause a [y]erly obitt to be done with placebo and dirige ovyr
nyght and mase of Requiem on the morow, with ringgyng of the belles,
for the terme of lxxxx ix [y]erys after my decease. And I wyll therbe
expendyd at the seid obit day among prestes and clarkes, pore folkes,
and for other seremonys to be don at the said obit day, vijs., the wiche
I wyll shalbe taken of the [y]erely rentes and profites cummyng of my
landes and tenementes aforeseyd. I wyll that Thomas Tempast, son
and eyre of my nevy sir Richard tempast, knyght, have a standyng
cope of sylver and gylt, beseching hym to be good and lovynge to my
wyff in execucion of this my last wyll and testament. To Margarett
humpe ij kye and ij calfes. To Robert humpe iiij kye and x shepe.
Thies being wyttnesse, Thomas Denton, Antonye Ireby, Thomas Annes
my confessor, John Shawe, and George Elythorpe, with other moo the
[y]ere and day aforeseyd.
Proved before D., at Swynneshed, 27 Jan. Adm. granted to the
[Richard Herberd of Waddington, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 62d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF RIC' HERBERD.
The last day of December, 1522. I Richard Herberd, etc. To be
buryed in the churche yard of Wadington. For my mortuarye as the
lawe off holy churche doyth require. To our lady warke off lincoln vjd.
To Margaret my wiffe the coppy off my house duryng the tyme off hyr
liffe, and after hyr decesse I giffe it to John my son, and he shall giffe
to Thomas my sonne xiijs. iiijd. and to Robert my sonne xiijs. iiijd.
within the space of iiij yeres after the decesse off my wiffe. To Alys
lee my doughter xiijs. iiijd., and my wiffe to have the space off ij yeres
to pay it, to stande for hir childys part. Also I giffe to my five childer
as to John, thomas, Robert, Elizabeth, and to margerye, the thyrd parte
off my guddes to be devyded amonge theme for ther childern part.
The residew of my guddes I giffe to Margaret my wiffe and to John
Herbert my son, whome I order my executors, that they maye dispose
it for the helth off my soul, my frendes soulles, and all criston soulles.
Thies beinge wytnes, Thomas salamond, John Coke, Thomas Sherp, John
clare, and moo.
Proved before D., at Nainby, 20 Jan., 1522. Adm. granted to the
[James Clerke of Gedney, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 64.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JAMES CLEERK.
1522. I James Clerke of Gedney, etc. To be buried in the churchyerd of Gedney. In the name of my mortuarie after the costume of the
towne. To the high altar for forgotten tithes iiijd. To the church work
iijs. iiijd. To every gret light within the said church jd. To our lady of
Lincoln iiijd. To the orpheyns of St. Katherines ijd. I surrender my
acre and a half of Sir Richard Wentworth fee into the hands of Thomas
Byrd; also I surrender my house, iij acres and iij roodes of Mr. Clementes
fee into the hands of Robert pertre to the performing of my will. I will
that Margaret my wife have all my lands aforenamed to the time that
Laurens my sonne come to the age of xxij years, then to him and his
assigns. I surrender xvij acres land of my lord of Croyland fee into the
hands of John Nicolson to the performance of my will. I will that Margret my wife have the forsaid xvij acres till Thomas my son come to the
age of xxij years; then to him and his assigns. And if ought come to one
of them, the one of them to be the other heir. And if ought come to them
both within the xxij years, then I will that Margret have all during her
life, and after her decease the land to be sold by the hands of the churchwardens, and they to pay to my iiij daughters xxs. each, and the residue
to be disposed for the health of my soul in the church of Gedney. To
Jenet, Margret, Catherine, and Emme my daughters. The residue of my
goods to Margret my wife, whom I make my executrix, and Symon
Clerke my brother to be supervisor. Thies wytnes, Syr Androw Marchand, Thomas Byrd, and Robert Peretre, with other more.
Proved before D., at Spaldyng, 28 Jan., 1522. Adm. granted to the
[Robert Goodrike of Spilsby, draper, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 65d.]
THE TESTAMENT OF ROBERT GOODRIKE OF SPYLLESBY.
4 February, 1522. I Robert goodrike of Spillesby, draper, etc.
To be buryed in the churche yerde of saynt James in Spillesby, and my
mortuarye as the law shall require. To our lady of lincoln warkes xijd.
To the high awter of Spillesby for forgoten tithes xxd. To our ladies
light xxd. To the gilde of the vij martires in Boston xijd. I will have
a prest to syng for my soule, and my wiffes soules, my daughters, benefactours, and all cristen soules, bi the space of an hole yere, to syng
Wendesday, Friday and saterday in our ladyes quere in Spillesby at
Scala celi if it may be componed for the offeryng to our ladies gild in
Boston; the said prest to have for his labours viij marc'. Also I will that
yf fortune my wif to be with child that he shall have vijl. and half the
stuff of housewold that I brought to hyr. And if that it fortune to be
a manys childe he shall have it at xxj yere of age, and if it be a woman
childe at xv yere of age. If it fortune her to have no childe or the childe
die I will that Jenet my wif have all. I will that Syr John my broder
have my marieng gowne furred with black lambe with my best doublet
and Jaket. To my broder Mr. Henry a gowne clothe of the best clothe
that he will choese in my shoppe. I will that Thomas lapeche have
iiij marc' iijs. iiijd., and William his broder fyve markes, with this condicion that they deliver ther obligacion whiche they have of me. To
Richard my broder a doublet of shamlet, a gowne of marble furred with
blake lambe. To William goodryke my son xls. To Syr Thomas peper
vjs. viijd. To Jenet my wif all my landes that I have bi copyholde of
my lord Willughby as longe as she do abyde in spillesby, and if she goo
out of Spillesby I will that it go to our ladyes gilde the residue of my yeres.
I bequeth to the belles of Spillesby half a hundreth weyght of olde metall.
To John Dadsley a cote cloth of my best marble. To the vicar of Stepyng
a gowne of medley tawney unlyned. To John couoke of Northorp a
tawney gowne lyned. To the mendyng of Ename lane xxs. To the
pore folks in Howlton ijs., in Toynton ijs. viijd., in Hundilby xxd.,
in parteney xxd. The residue of my goodes I gyve to Jenet my wif,
whome I make my executrice, bi the good counseyle of syr John goodryke and syr Thomas peper, whome I make supervisours. Witnes,
Sir Thomas peper, Robert Bawdwyn, John pedder, Thomas Whityng,
John bienoke, with other.
Proved before D., at Lincoln, 1 April, 1523. Adm. granted to the
[John Hall of South Kelsey St. Mary, a.d. 1522.]
[1506 &c., 67.]
THE TESTAMENT OF JOHN HALLE.
1522. I John hall of southkelsey mary, etc. My body to be buryed
within the churche off the same with my dew mortuarye. To the hye
awter off the same churche xijd. To ower lady off lincoln iiijd. To the
werke off the same vjd. To the churche off southkelsey marie halff an
acre off wheytt. To the gild off our lady off the same hallffe an acre off
wheytt. To the sepulcur in the same churche halffe an acre off barley.
To the hye awter off saynt nicholas churche xijd., and to the churche
iiijd. To the hye awter off northkelsey xvjd., and to the same church
iiijd. To Howton churche, netilton churche, and thornton church,
iiijd. each. To owr lady freers off lincoln xijd. To every order off freers
in lincoln and grymesby iiijd. To every on off my godchilder on strike
off barley. I will that on honest priest synge for the sawlys off me, my
father and my moder, on trentall and a hallffe off messes. I will that
Elizabeth my wiffe have my howse with the lande therto belongynge,
with the copy off basse thinge, and also the howse that I bought called
davye thing with clausurys, medowys, pasturys and all manner off
commodytyes to them belongynge, for terme off liffe, and iff so be that she
do marye then I will that xp'ofer my sonne have all the landys with the
commodityes paynge yerely to his moder or hyr assignes the terme off
hyr liffe xxxiijs. iiijd. I will that my howse called wase thinge be sold
yff myn executors staunde neyd to the performance off my will. I will
that Margarett my daughter have x marke or the valour off the same
somme in guddes to hyr maryage, and to be delyvered at the age off xx
yeres; fyve markes to be taken off my landys, and fyve make [sic]
off my guddys. And iff she decesse before the yeres above rehersed,
then I will that xxxiijs. iiijd. be taken off my landys and xxxiijs. iiijd.
off my guddys to be disposed for the helth off my saull and all my benefactors saullys. Thei residew off my guddys I giffe to Elizabeth my wiffe
and xp'ofer my sonne, whom I make myn executors, and Mr. John
Monson supervisor. Thies beynge wytnes, sir thomas hansard priest,
Richard hall, Robert blith, william sawll, with many other moo.
Proved before D., 10 Feb., 1522. Adm. granted to the executors.