The testament of John Reenge [of Long Sutton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 54d.]
8 July, 1527. I John Reenge, the elder, off Sutton in Holland.
[folio 55] I will that Margaret Reenge, the doughter off Nicholes
my sone, have vj angell nobylls and a hold noble, a lytell spone of
sylver, and ij off the next best off the other off the ix spones when
she commys to xxti yerys off age or at hyr mariage. And yff she
decease afore xxty yeres off age or maryed, I will the sayd mony and
spones be desposed in the church off our lady in Sutton. And yff
John Mayer or any other persone do either wex, trobyll or sewe myn
executors for any cause att eny tyme towchyng the sayd Margaret, I
will my executors to defende them selffe with the sayd money and
spones and she to have never a penny nor peny worth that is before
namyd. I will John Reenge, my sone, have in fee symple v acres off
londe with a mece lyeng in the delfe, iiij acres in the delfe, ij acres
and di' in Dekeysgate, and my house in Churchgate. To Mawryse
Reenge and John Reenge, my sonnes, joyntly togeder ij acres lande
costom warke, with a koote lyeng at Sedyke. The resydue off my
land I gyff it to Mawrice my sone to hym and hys assygnes. To
yong John Reeng and Agnes hys syster a boloke wych is att Richerd
Okes. The resydue off my goodes I putt to the disposycyon off
Mawryse and John Reenge, my sones, whom I make my executors.
I make John Day supervysor. I have gyven my land in to the
handes off John Sowter to the fulfyllyng off thys my wyll. Thes
wyttnes, sir William Colson; sir Thomas Howlle; and John
Sawter; with other.
Proved before P., at Spald', 25 September, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of T. Godson [of Kirton in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 54.]
12 July, 1527. I Thomas Goodson off the parysh off Kyrton in
Holand. My body to be buryed in the church yerde off the holy
apostelles Peter and Pall. I will that my wyff have the house the
wych I do dwell in from the fest off sanct Mychell the archangell
next affter thys present date to hende and terme off x yeres;
[remainder] to Roosse, Margaret and Allyce my doughters by equall
porcyons, to them and ther heyres off ther bodyes, [folio 54d.] and
yche off them to be other heyres; [remainder] to Johan my wyff at
hyr discrescyon. I will that from ij yeres affter my deceasse my
wyffe do pay or cause to be paid every yere duryng iij yeres vjs. viijd.
to the church wardens off the church off Kyrton toward the byeng
off a coope. The resydue off my goodes not wytt nor bequethyd I
gyff to Johan my wyff, whome I make my executrix. I make Xp'ofer
Benyt off Kyrton and John Hall off Swynneshed supervisors. Thies
wytnes, Sir Thomas Agley; Ric' Murre; with other mooy.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 24 September, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executrix.
The testament of Thomas Chambers [of Bolingbroke].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 49d.]
14 July, 1527. I Thomas Chambers of Bolyngbroke, off good
helth and prosperite, loved be God, but dredyng the howre uncerten
off deth, makyth my testament. To John my sone iijl. vjs. viijd.
To Christopher my sone iijl. vjs. viijd. yff chaunce be he cum home
againe. To Margaret my doughter. To my brother, Henry Chambers. To Helene my wyffe the house that I now dwell in, duryng
hyr lyff; [remainder] to John my sone, to hyme and hys heyres off
his bodye; [remainder] to Margaret my doughter, to hyre and hyr
heyres of hyr bodye. To Helene my wyff the lande that I have in
Westerkele, named a copye holde, and my freland, called Webster
lande, lieng in Westerkelle; and affter her deceasse, I will the land
cum to my next heyre. The resydue off my goodes not gyffen nor
wytt I leyff to Sir Roger Chambres and Helyne Chambres my wyff,
whom I make my executors. Yeven [folio 50] at Bolingbroke.
Thyes wyttnesses, Edward Godryke off Bolyngbroke; Thomas
Wryght off the same; William Wryght off the same; Oliver
Louell; Thomas Smyth; Robert Forman; and Robert Scrope,
notarie; wyth other mooy.
Proved before P., in the parish church of St. Peter in Estgate
in the city of Lincoln, 24 July, 1527. Admin. granted to the
The testament of Robert Lambeson [of Wigtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 53.]
19 July, 1527. I Robert Lambeson off Wygtofft. I will that
Margaret my wyff have duryng the hole terme off hyr lyff my
peces off land and pasture contenyng xj acres, seperally lieng in
Wygtofft, Swyneshed and Byker; wheroff the fyrst pece is pasture,
conteynyng v acres, called Marche hylles, lying in Byker Marshe;
the second pece is arable land, conteynyng ij acre, called Long
Rygges, lieng in the parysh off Wygtofft; the thyrde pece is
arable lande, conteynyng ij acres, called Mylne Hough, lyeng in
the parysh off Swynneshed; the iiijth pece is arable lande, conteynyng ij acres, called North Toffte, lyeng in the parysh off
Swyneshed; except that yff the paryshoners off Wygtofft do take
downe the Northe Ile off ther church, then I wyll the forsayd
pece of pasture off v acres, called Marche Hylles, be solde be my
feoffes, and the mony theroff to be receyvyd to be put to the
use off the reedifieng off the sayd Ile. And over that, yff any off the
sayd paryshoners or any other for them make any tale or troble
agayns my wyff off or in the forsayd iij peces off arable land, I will
that then she have the forsayd iiij peces duryng the hole terme off
hyr lyff, the reedifieng off the sayd North Ile then not with standyng.
I will that Richerd Howson, late off Wygtoft, have my messuage in
the wych I dwell in, and on stong off land lyeng to it, affter that my
wyff take hyr to mariage; and as long as she kepyth her unmaryd,
she for to have them. And as sone as she takyth hyr to maryage, I
wyll that then my said messuage and the stonge off lande and
iij peces off arable lande seperally lyeng in the feldes off Wygtofft,
wheroff on pece is callyd Mable Butt, and another pece called Lye
Buttes, [folio 53d.] and the thyrde pece is called Skeyle Rygg,
remayn unto the said Ric' Howson to hys heyres and hys assignes
for ever. I will that John Terry have to hym, hys heyres and
assignes on acre off pasture, called Long Rygges, lyeng in the felde
off Wygtofft betwene the landes off John Latebury off the este parte
and the land off Rycherd Wynter off the weste parte. I wyll
that William Potter my servant have on acre off land and pastur to
hym hys heyres and assignes seperally lyeng in Wygtofft, whereoff
iij rode is arable, called Brown Toffte Stowe, lyeng betwene
the landes off the lord Lawarr' off the partes off the est and off the
west, and the other roode is pasture, lyeng at Lancotholme Crosse,
buttyng off the landes off the lord Lowerr' off the partes off the est
and the west. And over that, I wyll that my wyff have the forsayd
ij acre off land and pastur, before assyned to John Terry and to
William Potter, durying the terme off v yeres imediatly after
my decease. I wyll that affter the deceasse off my wyff, the sayd
pece off land off ij acres, called Mylnehough, remayne in the handes
off my feoffees, ther heyres and assygnes during the terme off xxxty
yeres; and they with the rentes thereoff to kepe an obyt in the
church off Wygtofft the xxvty day off July yerly duryng the xxxti
yeres for the saulys off me, my wyffes, my parentes, my benefactors
and all crysten soulys, expendyng thereoff yerly iiijs. to prestes and
clerkes and pore people. I will that the sayd Ric' Howson have
my plowgh and my carte and iiij off my best horses, he to helpe my
wyff to tyll hyr landes, [etc.]. I wyll that affter the deceasse off my
sayd wyff, the sayd ij peces off land called Northtoffte and Long
Rygges be solde, and [folio 54] also the sayd pece called Milnehough
be solde after the said terme off xxxti yeres be my feofees, and
the on halffe off the mony to be disposyd in the church off Wygtofft,
and the other halffe to pore people ther, [etc.] I will that the said
Ric' Howson be supervysor of all the premisses. The resydue of my
goodes I gyve unto Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix.
Thies beyng wyttnes, sir Thomas Okdeyn, parysh preste off
Wygtofft; John Atkynson; and Ric' Howson off the same.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 24 September, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executrix.
The testament of Henry Halley [of North Hykeham].
[L.C.C., 1543–56, f. 60. Translated from the Latin].
6 August, 1527. I Henry Halley of Hykham, sick in body, [etc.].
My body to be buried in the churchyard of All Saints in Hykham.
I bequeath my best beast for a mortuary. To the cathedral church
of Lincoln xxd. To the reparation of my parish church one cow and
one acre sown. To the orphans of St. Katherine's without the walls
of the city of Lincoln xijd. To each of the daughters of Thomas
Babar. I bequeath my house in Hykham to my wife for her life;
then I will that Grace Baker, my daughter, have it as next heir;
and if she shall die without issue of her body, [remainder in
succession] to Margaret and Agnes her sisters [and the heirs of their
bodies; remainder] to John Halley junior and the heirs of his body.
The residue of my goods to Jenet [folio 60d.] my wife, whom
I make my executrix. These being witnesses, Sir Thomas Smetley;
William Welby; and William Hybylwhat; with others.
Proved before P., 10 December, 1527. Admin. granted to the
The testament of Thomas Nicholl, parson of Crofte,
[Lyle, p. 109.]
2 August, 1527. I sir Thomas Nicholl, parson of Croft. My
body to be buryed in chansell of Crofte. I bequieth for my mortuary
as custome hys. To the mother chyrch of Lincoln iiijd. To ewery
hows of ffrears off Lecest' iijs. iiijd. To the parich church of
Thurlston ijs.; also to the chapell of Huncot iijs. iiijd. To the
parich church of Stone Stanton ijs. To the chapell of sanct Margates in the parich of Broton Asthelay ijs. To the castyng of the
bell and ending of the brige of Crofte xxs. To my servant Thomas.
To my sisture [page 110] Renold. To my servant Augnes Gostie iij
kye withe my systur reward. Also the resydew of my goodes, my
legacys, my dettes, my finall expenses down, I gyf to my systur
Elesebȝ Came and to William Came, hur sonne, whome I mak my
executors. I mak the right worshipfull sir Ric' Cheywerell superwiser. Theis beyng wytnes, Mr Wiliam Spark; sir Robert Pegge;
sir Henr' Ywys; with oder divers moo.
[No probate act.]
The testament of Thomas Ward [of Partney, tanner].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 114.]
10 August, 1527. I Thomas Warde of Partenay. To William
my sone xx markes with all the fattes and vesselles aboff the
grounde and under pertenyng and longyng to the tanner craffte that
I now use, with all other implementes longyng to the occupacion,
with on leed and all the bark in my yerde excep as mych bark as
will worke owt my stuff beyng in occupacion; also a plough and
a wane with all ther tyryng to them belongyng, wythe my best
packe horse, [etc.] To Crystyan my doughter. To Jenet Lawforth
my doughter. To iiij chyldren off Edmund Micalles every on off
them xls., and the man chylde to have hys parte when he is xxty
yere off age, and the woman at the day off hyr mariage. To
iiij chyldren off John Layforth in Parteney every on xxs., and it to
be orderyd as is afore notyd. To Margaret Bowyer, Elizabeth
Jackson and Margaret Jackson. The resydue off my housholde stuff
with in my house I gyff to Betterys my wyff. The resydue of my
goodes I will William Woodforth and Rauff Grene dispose for the
helth off my soule; whome I make my executors.
I the forsayd Thomas Warde, the day and yere beforerehersyd,
gyffes by thys my last will to Betterys my wyff ij howsys, bothe under
on royff, standyng at the est chyrch style in Partenay; the wich
ij howsys abuttes off the church yerd off the west and off the south,
[folio 114d.] and off the hy way off the north off the chyrch howys,
and off the est off the lorde off Skendlby, gyffyng them to Betterys
my wyff her lyff and, affter hyr deth, to William Ward, my sone and,
affter hys deth, I gyff them for ever to Partney chyrch, chargyng
the chyrch wardyns of Parteney by thys my last will to kepe every
yere on obyt for my soule, gyffyng the parson for messe and dirige
viijd., to xiij pore men off the parysh xiijd., and to the ryngers iiijd.
Also the sayd Thomas Warde wyllyth that all the landes and housys
belongyng in Skendelby, Fordyngton, Howlysby, Claxby, Grebbe,
Welton and Hoggesthorp be solde be the handes of William
Woodforth and Rawffe Grene for to fulfyll thys my last testament,
and the resydue to be disposyd for the helthe of my soule. These
witnesses, Sir William Colle; Thomas West, clerk; Peter West,
Proved before P., at Halton, 1 April, 1527. Admin. granted,
The testament of Thomas Pakernes of Benyngton.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 115.]
15 August, 1527. I Thomas Pakernes off Benyngton. To
William and Ric' my sonnes. To Isabell and Alice my doughters.
I will that Jenet Pakarnes, my wyff, have my homestadyll with
iij acres pastur lying under it; and all my other landes and
tenementes within the towne off Benyngton the terme off hyr lyff;
and affter her decease [folio 115d.] I will the homestadyll with the
iij acres pastur and v acres arable lande over the hyght way, callyd
Caydman Croffe, and iij acres pasture over the Meres, iij stong
pasture in Medyll Gate, callyd Thom' Pynggyll, remane to William
my sone, yff he lyff to he cum at the age off xxjty yeres, to hym hys
heires and assigns for evermore; [remainder] to Richerd my son,
yff he lyff to he cum at the age off xxjty yeres, in fee simple.
To Richerd my son iij acres arrable lande, callyd Cryscroffte,
ij acres of inground, callyd Bricroffte, in maner abovesayd. And yff
William and Richerd my sonys bothe decease before they cum to the
age off xxj yeres, then I will that my homestadyll and all my other
landes and tenementes ramane hole to Isabell and Alice my
doughters in fee simple. Residue off my goodes to Jenet my wyff,
whome I make my executrix. Thyse beyng wytnesses, Sir Roger
Pyshe; William Tateshall; and John Wryght; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Boston, 30 March, 1528.
The testament of John Leek of Boston, [mercer].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 108.]
19 August, 1527. I John Leeke off Boston, mercer, makyth my
last testament concernyng my last will. My body to be buryd within
the qwere off our lady with in the parysh church off saynt Botulphe
in Boston, with my mortuary as the custom requiryth. To the hyghe
alter off saynt Botulphe for tythys forgottyn vs. To the hygh alter
off our mother church off Lincoln xijd. To our lady worke off
Lincoln vjd. To the fatherles and motherles chyldren with owt the
wallys att Lincoln vjd. I will that a prest syng for my soule, my
wyffes soulys, and for all crystyn soulys a yere with in the qwere off
our lady beforesayd, and he to have for hys stypent vl. vjs. viijd.; and
allso he to syng longer yff it may be borne. To the church werke
off Boston in money vjs. viijd. To the gylde off vij slepers iijs. iiijd.
To the wyff off layt my cosyn Charlys off Lienton, a gowne cloth
off blake, the price off a yerde iijs. iiijd. To her sone iijs. iiijd., and
on off my bonettes. To her doughter vjs. viijd., and to the husband
off here doughter a pare off hose cloth. To my lady Ankryse the
fyrst yere affter my decease every weke jd. To Nicholes Smyth and
to hys wyff to ether off theym a gowne cloth off blake, the price off a
yerde iijs. iiijd. To every on off ther iiij chyldren vjs. viijd. To sir
Ric' Robertson my furryd typpyt. To John Neyll the sylver hernest
gyrdyll that he dyd gyff me, and a rynge off basse golde. Also to
hys wyff a lyttyll gymmowe off sylver. To Sir Thomas Paynson a
kerchyff, price xvjd. To Matilde late the wyff off Porter off Conesby
iijs. iiijd. To William Pakker a gymmow off golde; and to hys
wyff on off sylver. To Isabell Arley a lyttyll golde ryng, a new
chyst that standyth in my ware hawle, [etc.], [folio 108d.] a tryangle
off sylver and a masser wych wer hyre mothers. To Alys Arley my
wyffys weddyng ryng, and a ambre that standyth in the smalle ale
buttre, and all the ix shelffes that be there, and a long table and the
trestyls that is in the halle, and a carpyt cloth, a chare in the haule,
a blak chyst carvyd in the chamber, ij formys, ij bed stedes and all
the payntyd clothys in the chamber, and a pendent and a bokyll off
sylver for a gyrdyll. To John Arley an Agnus Dei. To John Smyth
a crystall stone closyd in sylver. To John Sutton a bonyt, the price
xvjd. To John Dawson my tawny jakyt off cloth and a pare off
hose cloth mayd. To Keger off Leuerton my wynter gowne; and to
hys wyff a gowne cloth off blak, price the yerde iijs. iiijd. To every
precher that shall prech with in the forsayd parysh church by the
space off on yere, praying for my soule and all crystyn soulys, iiijd.
To the parysh prestes every Sonday praying for my soule and all
crystyn soulys in tyme off ther beede by the space off on yere so
doyng ijd. To saynt Anthony qwere to the payntyng and gyltyng
theroff xxvjs. viijd.; and both my vestementes and all other
anornamentes to remayn ther as long as they will indure under the
custody off the alderman off the gylde off saynt Peter or hys depute.
I will that Corpus Cristi gylde have my lande in Leke and Leuerton, and ij garthyns lyeng in Boston upon the west syde off the
water or havyn, and xvjl. in mony, for the terme off iiijxx and xij
yerys and, yff it may be soffryd by the law, for ever, or ellys att the ende
off the sayd terme yt to be solde be my executors or the executors
off them, wyth thys condicyon that the sayd gylde shall kepe an
obbyt off xiijs. iiijd. yerly for my soule, my wyffes soulys, for the
soulys off my father and mother and all cristen soulys. [folio 109]
I will that thys house that I wone or dwelle in be solde be my
executors to the performacion off my will, provyd' I will that Jenet
my wyff have the parler that I ly in the space off a yere affter my
deth; also the parler off the corner with the chamber above it that
Nicholes Smyth bought off me the terme off hyr lyff accordyng to
the condycion off the obligacion mayd betwyx Nicholes Smyth and
me; also in mony xiijl. vjs. viijd. I will the sayd Jenet have the bed
that stondyth in the parlor, with iiij pillowys, j off the best and iij off
the next best, and all thynges that longyth therto, hallf a garnysh of
vessyll, halff a dosen syiver sponys, a sylver salte parcell gilte, with
the cover off the same, and my musterdevillys gowne, [etc.] To
Jenet wyff off Nicholes Smyth the house wyth the stabyll that I
toke off the abbot and convent off Kyrkested, the terme off hyr lyff,
affter the last payment be payd off the indentur and obligacion concernyng the payment for the said house the wich the sayd Nicholes
Smyth bought off me; and she to pay yerly therfore, accordyng to
the indentur mayd betwyx the abbot and convent and me, xvjd.;
[remainder] to Richerd her sone [folio 109d.] and hys heyres;
[remainder] to the other ij brethern, ffyrst to John and hys heyres,
and then to Jerom and hys heyres; [remainder] to the abbot and
convent; and so provydyng alwey that Mr. Nicholes Vpton and all
hys servandes shall have standyng wythin the sayd stabyll for ther
horses at all sych tymys as it shall fortune that he or any off hys
servandes shall cum to the towne off Boston. I will xiijl. vjs. viijd.
be devyded emonges the iij doughters off Richerd Arley and Katheryne hys wyff; and to every on off them a fether bedde and the rest
of my napry, brasse, latyne, pewder, as apperyth be an invytory
theroff mayd, and vj sylver sponys to be devydyd emonges them
when they cum to the age off xviij yeres or ellys be maryd. And yff
it fortune any off them to dy before that age then that parte or
partes to be disposyd in burying off the body or bodys, and in other
dedes off charyte, as shall be thought best be my executors, as well
off the mony as off the stuff. I will that saynt Peter gylde have my
standyng cuppe off sylver and gylte with the coveryng, and with
this condicyon that the property off Mary Magdalene have the use
off it upon the day off Penticost and Corpus Cristi, so that sufficient
seurty be sett for it that it shall be brought alwey agayn at the same
day or days at nyght. I will that sir George Gerner have my property off Mary Magdalene, and affter hys decease it to remayn to
Nicholes Smyth and to hys chyldren. I will have gyffen att my dore
in almes vd. every Fryday the fyrst yere. To every gylde with in the
parysh church off Boston and to every order off the frearys j pound
off wax. To every parysh [folio 110] church with in vj mylys off
Boston j pound of wax. To every order off frearys beyng att my
bryngyng furth vs. To the convent off Stanfelde xs. To the iiij
orders off frearys with in Boston be the space off x yerys every yere
a cowe or a sterre amonges them. I will that a candyll off xij pounds
weyght be kepte before the sepulcre at Ester yerly the space off x
yerys. The resydue of all my goodes not giffyn nor wytt I will that
they be disposyd in almes dedes and in mendyng off hy or comman
ways by the advice and jugement off sir George Garner and sir
Thomas Gybson, prestes, whom I make my executors; they to pay
my dettes and dispose for the welth off my soule and all cristen
soulys, and ether off them geffyng unto other off them xxvjs. viijd.;
and to other off them a goblyt off sylver and a blake gown, the price
off a yerde vs.; by the over syght off Mr. Nicholes Vpton, esquyer,
and sir Ric' Coyk, prest, whome I make supervysors, [etc.] Thyes
beyng wyttnes, sir John Woodhows; John Neyll; Nicholes Smyth;
Thys is the inventory off Almaner off Napry off me John
Leke, mercer, that shall remayn to the iij doughters off Ric'
Arley, accordyng to my last wyll.
Inprimis vj pare off schettes good and badd, markyd every on
with ij purlys off blak sylke. Item a dosyn off tabyll napkyns cowrs
off playn cloth. Item iij pillow berys with semys off blak sylke,
purlyd in lyke maner. Item iiij towyls, ij off playn cloth and ij off
olde diaper. Item a diaper tabyll cloth. Item to olde testers for
beds, off whyte cloth.
[folio 110d.] Thys is the inventory off the pewter, bras
and latyn off me John Leeke, mercer, that shall remayn to
the iij doughters off Ric' Arley, accordyng to my last will or
|Inprimis vij cowrs sawssars, ponderant||iiijli. iijq'r.|
|Item ix pewder dyshys, ponderant||xiiijli. q'r.|
|Item xij pewder platters||a q'r cijli.|
|Item vj pewder podegers, ponderant||iiijli.|
|Item ij lyttyll basyns off pewder||iiijli. q'r.|
|Item a bras pot, ponderant||xixli.|
|Item ij smale bras pottes, pond'||xijli.|
|Item a posnet, pond'||iiijli.|
|Item a copper kettyll, weyng||xijli.|
|Item a lyttyll barne panne, pond'||ijli.|
|Item a candylstyk||jli. vj unc'|
|Item ij chaffyng dyshys, a better and a wer||vli.|
|Item a basyn off latyn with a ros, pond'||iiijli.|
|Item a holy water stokke, pond'||jli. q'r.|
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 8 March, 1527. Admin. granted,
The testament of Jo. Gylbert [of Butterwick in Holland,
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 64.]
31 August, 18 Henry viii. I John Gylberd off Butterwyk,
hoosbandman. To Isabell my wyff my capytall messuage, wherin I
dwell, with all my other landes and pasturys that I have in Butterwyk and Benyngton, the terme off hys [sic] lyffe; [remainder] to
John my sone, to hym and hys heyres and assignes. To John my
sone ij acre lande in Northfelde, and on acre lande callyd Fendyk
Reyg in Butterwyk, to hym, hys heyres and assignes, he gyffyng to
ich off iij systers vjs. viijd. att the day off ther mariage, and to
William hys brother xxs. at hys laufull age. To William my sone
ij placys off lande and medewe callyd Scottdyke, and on acre theroff
lying att Gybson croffte ende, to hym and hys assygnes. To Isabell
my wyff. [folio 64d.] To Jane, Agnes and Alis my doughters.
Resydue to Isabell my wyff and John my sone. Wyttnes heroff,
Sir Thomas Pycte, (fn. 1) chaplain; Ric' Oram; and Peter Buttler off
Butterwyk; with other.
Proved before P., at Boston, 31 January, 1527. Admin, granted
to the executors.
The testament of Sir T. Smalis [of West Ashby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 58.]
7 September, 1527. I Sir Thomas Smalys off Asby nygh
Horncastr'. I do gyve to an obbyt iiijl. to bye a stokke off kye and
shepe; and the sayd obbyt to be done and kepte in the church off
Askby yerely for evermore with the incresse off the stoke; the wych
iiijl. is in the handes off Olyver Lowell off Hornecastr'. And I
wyll that John Tayler off Asby aforesayd have the sayd stoke to
kepe my obbyt yerely as long and as many yeres as he plece to
occupy the stoke; and he shall dele yerely at the day off my obbyt
vjs. viijd.; that is to say, to the parysh prest to say dirige and messe
iiijd., and to the clerke ijd., and to offer jd., to waxe iijd., to the
ryngers iiijd.; and the resydue off the vjs. viijd. to be delyd in brede,
ale and chese yerely at the day off my obbyt. And thus the stokke
to be occupied evermore affter the forme above wrytten. And moreover when the sayd John is desposyd to delyver the stokke owt off
hys handes, I wyll that he delyver it to what honest man he please,
frem or sybbe, dwellyng in Asby; and the sayd honest man to fynde
sewerty to the church masterys and the towneshepe off Asby for the
stokke and the obbyt yerly. Resydue of my goodes to John Tayler
off Asby, whome I make my executor to dispose in charytable dedes,
[etc.]. Wyttnes heroff, Mr Robert Angewyn; John Tupholme;
Wylliam Boner; and Sir John Gray off Belcheford.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 20 October, 1527. Admin. granted to the executor.
The testament of Walter Melle [of Friskney].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 55d.]
26 September, 1527. I Walter Melle off Fryskney. [folio 56]
I will that Thomas my sone have my house in Wrangle be the space
off xxty yeres for to fynde on obbyt in the church off Allhalows off
Fryskney for my soule and the soule off Jenet my wyff, expendyng
ijs. yerly; [remainder] to Grace my doughter, to her, her heyres and
assygnes for ever. Also I wyll that affter my wyff have taken forth
her stuff off howsholde, the resydue off my household stuff be
devyded beqtwyx Thomas Mell my sone, Grace Mell my doughter,
and Margaret Godffray by even porcyons. The resydue off my
goodes to Thomas my sone, whome I make my executor. Thyes
beryng wyttnes, William Plattes, prest; Robert Westmelles, prest;
John Trowtyng; and William Trowtyng; and other.
Proved before P., at Spillesby, 4 October, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executor.
The testament of John Palmer [of Horbling].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 51.]
6 October, 1527. I John Palmer off Horblyng. To Alson my
wyff my dwellyng house in Horblyng with all the profyttes longyng
to the same for the space off ij yeres. Also I wyll that on habyll
prest syng for me on yere where John Gregge and Agnes hys wyffe
wyll for the soulys off my father, mother and myn with all crysten
soulys, and he to have for hys wagys vl. To Agnes Gregge my
doughter on mazare with all my pottes, spyttes, cobyrns, basyns,
laverys, [etc.]; also my harelomys longyng to Spanbye for to be
ther abydyng for evermore. I will that ther be yerly on obbyt
kepyid in Horblyng chyrch for the soulys off my father, mother,
myn and all crysten soulys with the rent off the house and off the
closse longyng to the same att the south chyrch style; also to pay
yerly rent jd. to the hygh alter, and on peny to saynt Nicholes alter
forth off the rent off the house for evermore. The resydue of my
goodes to John Gregge and Agnes hys wyff, whome I make my
executors. In wytnes heroff, Sir Ric' Benton, vicar; Henry
Atwyke; William Bardnay off Swarby; Thomas Fox off Skredyngton; John Webster off Spandbye; John Attwyke off Horblyng;
John Barret of Belyngborow; with moo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 5 November, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of John Bate [sic] of Pynchebek.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. IIId.]
10 October, 1527. I John Bathe off Pynchbek. To my son
Gilberd a foldyn tabyll that was Thomas Bathes, my father, [etc.].
I will that Alyson my wyff have my house that I dwell in and my
hole landes to the tyme that Gylberd my son cum to the age of xxty
yere, kepyng my house wyndtheyght and watertheyght, and my
woodes unfellyd and unwastyd. And yff so be that my wyff furtune
to be maryed, and he that shall mary her kepe not my house with
sufficient reparacion, then I wyll that Robert Wapull have the
custody off it, [etc.]. I will that Gilberd my sone enter clerly upon
my house and landes at the age of xxty yeres; [remainder] to
Robert my sone and to hys heyres off his body. Iff both decease
with owt heyres off ther bodyes the house and landes to be sold and
disposyd in dedes of charite. [folio 112] To Agnes and Katheryn
my doughters. To Robert my son an acre off lande and a halff
beyng in Molborne. I will that a honest priest do syng for my
soule and my frendes soulys within the chyrch of Pynchbek. I will
that my executors do bryng me honestly forth, and that they bestow
at my beryng day xxs., at my vijth day xs. and at my xxxty day xs.
The resydue off my goodes to Alison my wyff and Robert Wapull
[sic], whome I make my executors to bryng up my children, [etc.],
and I will that Robert Whaplode [sic] have for hys labor xs. Thyse
beyng wytnesses, Sir William Bewyk; Edward Sekylprice; John
Goddysman; with other.
[No probate act.]
The testament of John Braddow [of Spalding].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 63.]
12 October, 1527. I John Braddow of Spaldyng. To Thomas
Braddow my sone, at the age of xxiiij yeres, iiij acres off pastur
grownde leyng att Wylke drevffe, buttyng off the landes off the prior
off Spaldyng on the sowth, off the landes off John Clerke off the
weste, and off the same John off the north; and the forsayd Thomas
shall pay to Margery Braddowe and Elizabeth Braddowe, my
doughters, ether off them xxs., they beyng off the age off xx yeres.
To Margery Braddowe on acre off pasture grownde lying in the
Law gate [folio 63d.]; and if she dye or she be maryed, than I will
it remayn unto Margaret Braddowe, my wyff. To Margaret Braddowe, my wyff, the forsayd iiij acres off pasture to the tyme that
Thomas Braddow my sone be of xxiiij yeres of age. The resydue
off my goodes to Margaret Braddow my wyff, whome I make my
executrix, and Robert Bawmbere to be supervisor. Thyes wyttnes,
Sir Robert Gee; Thomas Gowe; Rycherd Austyndylle; with other
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 29 January, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executrix.
The testament of T. Bruster [of East Keal].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 73d.]
12 October, 1527. I Thomas Bruster of Esterkele, beyng seke
off body. To Jenet my wyffe. To John Bruster my eldyst sonne.
To John Bruster, my youngyst sone, a shedere calff, and yff that he
dye within the age off xxj yeres, then I will that Alice Taylour,
doughter to John Taylour the yonger, have it. I will the sayd John
Bruster be honestly fownd and kepte in all condicions necessary at
the coste off John Bruster the elder untill he be fully of the age off
xxj yeres. [folio 74] To every chylde off John Taylour vjs. viijd. at
the xv yere off ther age. To Margaret Taylour, my doughter. To
William Strafeld off Willesby. To Gregory Bruster. The resydue
of my goodes to be devydyd betwyx John Bruster the elder and John
Bruster the yonger, my sones, whome I make my executores. I will
that the reverent father, my lord Thomas the abbot off Revesby, be
The last will of the same.
Thys is the last will off me Thomas Bruster off Esterkele. I
will that John Bruster, my eldyst sonne, have to hym to hys heyres
and assygnes a messuage buyldyd lying in Esterkele, lately Adam
Penyngton off Stykney, next betwyx the landes sumtyme Thomas
Fosse off the north parte, and a certen lane callyd Kyrklane off the
sowth parte, and bowndes upon the landes off the abbot and convent
off Revesby toward the est, and upon the common way toward the
west; also a tofte sted in the sowth ende off Esterkele, callyd Robertsone tofte, with a layth buyldyd thereupon lying next betwyxt the
tofte off John Gregby off the north parte, and a lyttyll laine callyd
Badlaine off the sowth parte, and bowndes toward the est upon the
landes lately John Rede, and toward the west upon the common
way; also v rygges off land sonderly lying in the sowth felde off
Hundylby, off the wich iij landes ly together in a place callyd
Sclawnd, next betwyxt the landes of Thomas Wryght off the sowth
parte, and the landes off the prioresse and convent off Stykeswolde
and off other dyverse men off the north parte, and bowndes upon
the landes off the sayd prioresse and convent toward the est, and
upon the common suar [folio 74d.] towardes the west; other ij
rygges off londe lying in the same felde next betwyx the landes off
the prioresse and convent of Stykeswolde off the weste parte, and
off the landes off Thomas Wryght off the est parte, and bowndes off
the landes off the Lord off Willughby toward the northe; also a
lyttyll crofte lying in Esterkele, off layt Hugh Eland off Sturton,
lying next betwyx the landes off John Gregby off the south parte,
and toward the est upon the hy way, and upon the landes sumtyme
William Tedforth off the weste parte. To John Bruster, my
youngest sone, to hym and his heyres and assygnes too tofte stedes
buyldyd, lying in Esterkele, the on callyd Theker tofte and the other
callyd Sweyttes tofte, with appurtenance, affter the manner and
custome off the lordshyp off Bollyngbroke; and yff he dye before
he be xxj yeres of age, [remainder] to John Bruster, my eldest sone,
to hym, hys heyres and assygnes. Wrytten at Kele, the day and
yere abovesayd, with thys wytnes, Thomas Burton, parson of Esterkele; John Tayllour, the elder, off the same; John Gregby off the
same; and John Tayllour, the yonger, off the same; with diverse
Proved before P., at Spyllesby, 4 February, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of W. Astyn [of Weston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 63d].
16 October, 1527. I William Astyn off Weston faithfully
beleffyng in the articles off the fayth makes my will and testament.
To Agnes my wyff. To the chylde that she is wyth a ruggyd
hecfurthe. To Thomas my sone my house with vj acres land and
iij roodes, to hym and hys yshew off his body; [remainder] to John
Astyn, my sone, and to hys ishue off his body; [remainder] [folio 64]
to the church of Weston, and on parte to be song for me and
my good frendes, and the other parte to remayne to the said church.
The resydue off my goodes to Thomas Astyn, the elder, and John
Wethern, whom I make my executors. Thies wytnes, Sir John
Gybson; Henry Edryche; John Marchande; with other.
Proved before P., at Spald', 29 January, 1527. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Robert Whytte [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31,f. 64d. The first section has been translated
from the Latin].
19 October, 1527. I Robert Whyte of Boston, make my testament, including my last will. My body to be buried in the churchyard of St. Botolph of Boston. I bequeath in the name of my
mortuary that which right requires. To the high altar of Boston
xijd. To the mother church of Lincoln iiijd. To the nurslings
(nutritis) without the walls of Lincoln ijd. To the gild of the blessed
Mary of Boston iijs. iiijd.
Thys is the last will off me Robert Whyte off Boston, made the
day and yere beforenamyd. To Robert Whyte, my sone, too fetherbeddes on better and on wors, on sparvar hyngyng over my bedde
where I lye, on coveryng and on coverlett, two pare off flaxen
schettes, on pare of blankyttes, on pillowe and a pillowbere, on
littyle counter in the best chamber, on spruce chyst bounde with
yren, on carvyd chare, on candylstyk, on bason, on laver, on bedsted,
on towell, on spruce cover, and on sylver spone, to be delyveryd
[folio 65] what tyme he cum to laufull age. To the same Robert after
the decease off my wyff on goblet off sylver off xvj owncys weyght,
or ellys iij powndes sterlyng. To Helene my doughter on fetherbed,
on coveryng, on whyte tester with ij curtayns, ij pare off flaxen
schettes, ij pare off herden schettes, on pare off blankyttes, on bedstyd, halffe a garnyshe off pewter vessell, too latten lavers, too latten
basyns, on pewter basen, and on awmbre in the buttre, on spytt, on
pare cobbardes off yron, one pare off tonges, on cownter lest off the
neist, ij pillows, ij table clothys, ij towylls, thre cushyns, on chyst,
ij candylstykkes and on cofer, to be delyvered what tyme she cum
to laufull age or els the daye off her maryage. To the same Helene
on goblet off sylver off xvj owncys weyght or ellys iij powndes
sterlyng affter the decease off my wyff. To Brygytt my doughter
on fetherbed, on coveryng, on whyte tester, ij curtayns with dooble
valence, on bedstede, ij pare off flaxen schettes, ij pare off herden
schettes, on pare off blankyttes, halff a garnysh off pewter vessell,
ij latten lavers, ij basens, on awmbre orels vjs. viijd. in money, on
spytte, on pare cobbardes, on pare tonges, on table off walnot tre, ij
pillows, ij table clothys, ij towells, thre cushyns, on chyst off waynscott, ij candylstykkes, on pewter basen and on cofer, to be delyvered
affter the maner off Helene. To the same Brygytt on goblet off
sylver off xvj owncys weyght orels iij pownde sterlyng affter the
decease off my wyffe. [folio 65d.] To Elizabeth my wyff the
Whyte Herte acordyng to the tenure off my copy, duryng hyr lyff;
and yff she deceasse with in the yeres off my copie, [remainder] to
Robert my sone; [remainder] to Helyoner and Brygytt my doughters
beqwyxt them, [etc.]. The resydue off my goodes to Elizabeth my
wyff, whome I make my executrix. Richer Hyckes to be supervysor.
Thyes beyng wyttnes, Sir Robert Wytar, prest; John Gaiton; John
Huchynson; John Browne; Edmunde Torner; with other moo.
Proved before P., at Boston, 31 January, 1527. Admin. granted
to the executrix.
The testament of J. Fendyke [of Pinchbeck].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 62.]
21 October, 1527. I John Fendyke off Pynchebek. To Geliane
my wyff and to Simond my sone juntely together v acre off pastur
grownde, that is to say, Symond to have the on halffe, and Gelyan
the other halffe to the tyme that Simond cum to the age off xxty
yeres; and [then] I will that Symond enter upon the hole, hoilly to
hym and to hys hares off hys body; [remainder] to Gelyan my wyff
to the tyme that the chylde the wych sche is wyth cum to the age
off xxty yeres; and [then], be it mane or woman, I will that it do
enter apon the v acre, to hit and to the heires off the body; [remainder] to Gelyan my wyff the terme off hyr lyff; [remainder] to be
solde by the churchwardens; and the mony theroff takyn I will it
be bestowyd in mendyng off the high ways within the towne [folio
62d.] and parysh off Pynchebek, wher as the church wardyns thynke
most necessary, for the helth off my soule. The resydue off my
goodes to Gelyan my wyff, whome I make my executrix. Thyes
beyng wytnes, William Bewyke, prest; Robert Ranoldsone; Ernold
Koke; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Spalding, 29 January, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executrix.
The testament of Thomas Kyddall [of South Ferriby, esquire].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 68d.]
1 November, 1527. I Thomas Kyddall off Southferebe, esquyre.
To Anne Kyddall and Heleyn Kyddall, my doughters, xxl. [apiece].
To Edward Kyddall, my brother, iijl. vjs. viijd. To William Kyddall, my brother, iiijl. that I promysyd [folio 69] hym, and xxs. more
to make it owt vl. To Margaret Kyddall, my syster, iiij markes.
To Margaret my wyff all my messys, landes and tenementes in
Southferybe, the wych I purchest off William Sheffeld, Robert
Hoppkynson and Roger Myddelwood, for the terme off hyr lyff;
and affter hyr decease, I [bequeath] the landes and tenementes the
wych I bought off Roger Myddelwood to William Kyddall, my
sone, and hys heyres; and [those] the wych I purchest off Robert
Hopkynson and William Sheffeld I bequeth unto Thomas Kyddall,
Philip Kyddall and Charles Kyddall, my sonys, and to ther heires
and assygnes for evermore. To Mr William Tyrwyt, vjs. viijd. To
Mr Robert Tyrwyt, knyght, xiijs. iiijd., whome I make supervysor.
The resydue off my goodes to Margaret my wyff and William my
sone, whome I make my executors. Thes men beyng wytnes, Sir
Roger Crosse, my curet; George Hudeswell off Horkstow, gent.;
John Grymesby of the same; Ric' Dubler off South Ferybe; Gylbert Grymesbe off the same; and William Ferys off the saym; with
Proved before P., at Castre, 10 February, 1527. Admin. granted
to Margaret the relict; reserving power to grant to William the son.
The testament of Simon Fitz Richerd [of Sedgebrook, knight].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 126d.]
5 November, 1527. I Simond Fitz Richerd of Sydbroke,
knyght. My body to be buryed in the chapell off Saynt Michell in
the church of Saynt Laurence of Sydbroke, and that that the law
will for my mortuary. To the parson of the church for my forgotton
tithes vjs. viijd. To our moder church of Lincoln xxd. To the
awter of the same chapell of Saynt Michell a challys all gylte. I
bequeth a vestement to Saynt Sythe in the church of Newbowe.
To hys singler good master the ryght worshypfull Sir John Husse,
knyght, a crossebow wyth certeyn schafftes and a racke therto. To
Ric' the abbot of Newbo my gylte spone. To the house of Newbo
iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. to the intent to kepe on obbit yerly for the soulys of
me and Dame Alice my wyff, expendyng yerly vjs. viijd., to be
delyveryd by the handes of John Fitz Richerd, my sonne, or hys
assignes. And the sayd John to have my sygnet of golde yerly to
gyff to the sayd house of Newbo vjs. viijd. duryng the terme of xiiij
yeres; and the sayd obbyt to indure the sayd terme; and ellys I will
that the sayd Ric' and John to purches as myche lande to the valew
of vjs. viijd. by yere over and abown all charge with the price and
the valew of the sayd sygnet; and the sayd lande to remane in
feoffȝ handes to the use of the obbyt for evermore. To Ric' Markham, my sone in law, my spanyels, howndes and grayhowndes, with
a crosse bow and all that longes therto. To Laurence my servant
and Robert Lebechylde ther hole quarter wages at Crystymmes,
and ether of theym vjs. viijd., wyth ther borde to Crystymmes. I
will that every priest beyng no parson have at my buryall day iiijd.;
and every parson and vicar to have viijd., and every clerke ijd. I
will that the sayd Ric' [the] abbat and John my sone shall [folio
127] bye a marbyll stone aftyr my departyng, and lay it uppon me
and Alice my wyff. I will that my especiall good frende the sayd
Ric' the abbot of Newbo and John Fytz Richerd my sone, whome I
make myn executors, do devyde the resydue off my goodes and
catalles in iij partes; the on parte I gyff to Elyn my nece, and the
other ij partes I gyff to John Fytz Richerd and Simond, my sones,
to be devydyd bytwene them. And I mekely require my especiall
good Mr and frende, Sir John Hewsey, and Sir John Mordaunt,
knyghtes, to be supervysors. Thes beryng wyttnes, Sir Thomas
Alen, prest; John Marcert; Laurence Townlay; Richerd Blake;
and many other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 5 November, 1528. Admin.
granted to John Fitz Richerd in the presence of John (fn. 2) abbot of
Newbo, who renounced.
The testament of John Asserby [of Bilsby, gentleman].
[L.C.C., 1520–31,f. 58d.]
14 November, 1527. I John Asserby off Byllesby. My body
to be buryd in the church off Byllesby, and my best beast to be my
mortuary as the lawe and custom ther will. To our mother church
warke off Lincoln xijd. To the hygh alter off Trinite church off
Billesby for tythes forgotten iijs. iiijd. To the warke in the sayde
church xls. To the prior and convent off Markeby to syng a trentall
for my soule and all cristen soulys xs. To all the iiij orders off the
frears in Lyncoln to pray for my soule and all cristen soulys to every
on off the sayd places iijs. iiijd. To Andrew my sone, or to whome
it shall please God to be my ryght heyre, to be heyrlomes thyes
parcels foloyng—a standyng cuppe holl gylt with my harnes alofte
upon the coveryng theroff; a goblet, coveryd with the sayd harnes,
parcell gylt; ij saltes gyltyd, the on with a cover and the other
withowt; a drynking pott off sylver parcell gylt with a cover; di'
a dosyn off sylver sponys with ymager off the Apostels apon them;
a nother di' dosyn off sylver sponys with owt knoppes; a gyrdyll
with a dymysyn gylt with a rede stone and vj perels and the coorse
rasyd warke; a pare off corall beades with vij sylver gawdes gyltyd;
and a sygnet off gold with myn armes; with all my household stuff
wych is myn awn propre, wych I wyll be put in a inventory by the
syght off myn executors and the vicar off Byllesby, my curat. My
said brother Sir Andrew to have the custody off all the sayd goodes
duryng the noneaige off my son Andrew, or els off any other that
shulde be my next here. The resydue off my goodes I gyff to my
brother, Sir Andrew Byllesby, and to Cicile my wyff, whome I make
my executors. I wyll that my brother, Sir George Henage, archedeacon off Oxforth, be supervysor. Thies to wytnes, Sir Robert
Lyndley, vic' off Byllesby; Sir William Raynnold, prest; and
Robert Gybson; wyth other moy.
[folio 59] Thys is the last will of me John Assarby off Billesby,
gentylman, mayd xiiijth day off Novembre, 19 Henry viii [a.d. 1527].
I will that my feoffys in all my landes and tenementes, pasturs and
fedyng places in Assardby, Yngolmells, Hogesthorpe, Slothby and
Langton stande and be seasyd to the use off my will, as more playnly
doyth appere by a dede off feoffment theroff mayd. Secundarie, I
will that my sayd feoffes suffer my brother, Sir Andrew Byllesby, on
off my executors, to resayff all the proffyt the space off ix yeres, to
thys intent, for the fyndyng off Andrew Asserby, John Asserby,
George Asserby and Margret Asserby, my chylder, liijs. iiijd. each
induryng the sayd ix yeres. The resydue remaynyng off the sayd
landes, [etc.], to be devydyd betwyx the sayd John, George and
Margaret. I will that the said Andrew Billesby have the custody as
well off my sayd chyldre as off my sayd landes to the behoyff aforsayd induryng the ix yeres; and [then] my said feoffes shall stande
and be seasyd to the use off Andrew Asserby aforsayd and to his
heyres. I will my feoffes in all my landes and tenements in Billesby
stande and be seasyd to the use off Cicilie my wyff, accordyng to
the dede theroff mayd, and also accordyng to a pare off indenturs
off couandes off mariage, [etc.].
Invitory off all the household stuff wych was bequethyd to be
heyr lomes to Andrew Asserby and to the ryght heyrys off
John Asserby, wych was bequethyd by the sayd John Asserby,
whose soule Jhesu pardon.
Fyrst in the parler j pentyd hyngyng off canwes; Item on long
saddell; Item on cownter off the lest sorte; Item too gret carrod
chystes; Item on borden chare; Item on forme; Item on bordenyd
bed stede; Item on lyttyll chyst [folio 59d.].
Item ij bed stedes, the on bordenyd, and the other not; Item
on saynt John hede off alibaster.
Chamber over the Parler.
Item on chyst with evidence boune with yren; Item on plane
chyst; Item on bordenyd bed, with j trundell bede; Item on yelow
sperver off dornyx; Item on payntyd hyngyng off canwes; Item iij
thrawyn charys; Item j hole garnyshe off vessell off the new turne;
Item on basyn and j euar off pewter.
Item on grene payntyd hyngyng off canwes at the hygh dese;
Item on carvyd cupbord with ij awmbres and on slotte; Item on
carved long sadle off wanescott; Item ij thrawn longe sadells; Item
on thrawn chare; Item on fowldyn tabyll; Item on forme.
Item ij bordenyd bed stedes; Item ij spervers off dornyx; Item
ij new fether beddes garnyshyd; Item on hold fether bedde with iij
bolsters; Item on payntyd hyngyng off canvves; Item iij cownter
poyntes off verder warke; Item on fustyan pillow and ij other
pillows; Item on redde coverlyd with byrde warke; Item on grene
coverlyd with verder warke; Item on yalow coverlyd with warke;
Item iij holde whyte coverlydes; Item iij pare off blankyttes; Item
v mattressys; Item ij coverynges off wholyn for tables; Item on
bancker for the hall; Item vj coschyns with bestes upon them;
Item on fowldyn table.
Item ij pare off bed stokkes; Item on payntyd tester for a bedde.
Item ij gret boll candylstykkes and on lesser; Item on lattyn
basyn with a rose in the myddes; Item on chaffyng dyshe withowt
horys; Item iij holde platters; Item ij holde dyshes; Item on holde
candylstyk; Item on tabyll in the botre [folio 60].
Item ij gret pannes; ij lesse pannes; on mydlyng panne; on
gret brasse pott; iij lesse brasse pottes; ij lytle brasse pottes; j
posnet with a stert; on other with broken fete; on chauffer
with a brokyn mouth; on panne with a sterte; Item on lattyn
ladell; Item on gret spyt; Item ij lesse spyttes; Item on byrd
spyt; Item on pare off lytyll yrne cobberdes; Item on led; on
mashe fatt; on gyle fatt, and on stepe fatt with a kylneheire; Item
on hold cawthorn; Item on kymnyll with a coveryng for saltetyng
fleshe; Item on poll axe.
Item ij lyn towells; Item on towell lyke dyaper warke; Item
on napkyn off dyaper; Item on lyn table clothe off v yerdes; Item
ij harden table clothes off ij yerdes and di' the pese; Item on herdyn towell off ij yerdes and di'; Item vij table napkyns; Item on
pare lyn shettes off iij bredes; Item on schet for a woman that lyes
in chyld bed; Item ij hed schettes; Item vij pare lyn schettes;
Item on pece off lyn for towells off xiiijth yerdes; Item ix pare off
For the Fyre Herth.
Inprimis on pare off gret tonges tynnyd; Item j yren forgan
for the fyre, tynd; Item a fyre skomer, tynnyd.
Proved before P., in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 21
December, 1527. Admin. granted to Andrew Billesby, knight, and
Cecily the relict, the executors, [etc.].
The testament of Richard Rudschwyn [of Pinchbeck].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 63.]
14 November, 1527. I Richerd Rudschwyn off Pynchbek. I
will that my lande remayne to my next hayr male and, for defawte
off such hares, to the hares generall. To Thomas my sone j lattyn
laver. The resydue of my goodes to Robert Gawnte and John
Clyffton, whome I make my executors. Thes wytnes, John Tolye,
prest; Hewe Cost; William Russyll; with other.
Proved at Spalding, 29 January, 1527. Admin. granted to the
The testament of Richard Browne [of Gedney].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 62d.]
16 November, 1527. I Richerd Browne off Gedney in Holland.
I will that Margaret my wyff have my messe and the iij acre and
halffe off grownd att Pynstoke the tyme of hyr lyff, and affter hyr
departyng I wyll it shalbe solde and disposyd in celebracion of an
honest preste, so long as it will extend, for hyr and me. The
resydue of my goodes to the disposycion of Margaret my wiffe, the
wych I make my executrix, and John Nicolson supervysor. Thes
wyttnes, Robert Gamson, chaplain; Henry Alson; Thomas Leyffue; with other moo.
[folio 63] Proved before P., at Spalding, 29 January, 1527.
Admin. granted to the executrix.
The testament of W. Robert [of Barrow].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 69d.]
21 November, 1527. I William Robert off Barrowe. I will
that John my eldest sone shall have viij acre lande and ynge with in
the lordshyp off Barton paying therfore yerly to the kyng ijd. ob.
I will that the chauntry preste off Berrow shall have owt off the
sayd land yerly xijd. To Jenet and Agnes my doughters. The rest
off my goodes to Elizabeth my wyff and Richerd Robert, my nevy,
John Robert and Richerd Robert, my sonys, whome I make mine
executors. In wittnes heroff, Sir James Apleyerde; Benet Tenetby;
Thomas Kyrk; William Swyne; with other mooy.
Admin. granted to the executors.
[The testament of Robert Brokebanke of Thorpe in the
[Stow, 1530–52, f. 222.]
25 November, 1527. I Robert Brokebanke of the parich of
Thorp in Falloys. My body to be buried in the church yerde of
Mary Mawdelyne of Thorp aforesaid, with my beist goode for my
mortuary. To the hye alter of Thorp iiijd. To the reparacions of
the cath' church of Lincoln iiijd. To Stowie church. To Skamton
church. To Camringham church. To my wiff Beatrice my copy
which I dwell in, enduryng her lyff; [remainder] to my son
Clement. To my brother Thomas the copye which he dwellith in.
To John my son oon copye in Bransby. To my son Clement on
copye which I helde of Nocton. The residue off my goodes to
Beatrice my wiff and Clement my son, whom I ordeyn myn executours. Thes beyng wittenesse, Sir John Morgatride, vicar ther;
John Smyth; William Symkynton; and John Stor; with other
[No probate act.]
The testament of Robert Smyth [of Brauncewell].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 60d.]
4 December, 1527. I Robert Smyth off Brawnswell. To
Emott my wyff a mese with the appurtenancȝ lyeng with in the
town off Brawneswell; [remainder] to Richerd my sone, off thys
condicyon, that he schall pay to Cecilie and Johan my dowghters
xxs. [apiece]. Also I wyt to Richerd my sone a quarter of barly,
[etc.]. To Alice, Isabell and Agnes Smyth. To John Carter and
Lawrence Thorpe, my servants. I bequeth to have a trentall to be
songen and said for the helth off my soule and all my good frende
soulys. Resydue to Emot my wyff and to Richerd my sone, whome
I ordeyn my executors. Thyes wyttnessyth, John Sqwyer; Robert
Clerke; Robert Burton; and Richerd Coke; with other. Yeven at
Brawnswell the day and yere above sayd.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 4 January, 1527. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of John Mumbe [of Irby upon Humber,
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 67d.]
6 December, 1527. I John Mumbe off Irby next Gret Grymesby,
husbandman, ordeyne and devyse thys my testament to stand for
my last wyll. To everych off my godchyldren a scheder schepe. To
Sybyll Chapman. To Alice Henryson. I will that ther be a honest
prest off good conversacyon to syng for me on hole yere and he to
have iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. To my sheperd, John Smyth. To Richerd
Mumbe, my brother, xxs., to hym and to hys chyldren, [etc.]. To
John Mumbe, my neve, vjl. xiijs. iiijd. when he cumys att the age off
xxjty yeres; and other vjl. xiijs. iiijd. affter the decease off my wyff,
when he begynys to occupy for hymsellf; the wych [folio 68] vjl.
xiijs. iiijd. rest in the handes off William Owstoly. To John Clerke
off Tetney; yong John Clerke, hys sone; John Carter; Robert
Carter; and John Boythby. The resydue off my goodes to Jenet
my wyff, to occupy terme off hyr lyff; and she to dispose them for
my soule and hers and all our good frendes soulys. The wych
Jenet I make my cheyff executrix, and John Mumbe, my neve, a
nother executor, with the advice and counsell off William Owstoly,
the wych William I will be supervysor. Thes wytnes, Richerd
Mumbe, my brother; Jenkyn Frankys off Irby; John Kelke; John
Smyth; and John Keythlay; off the same.
Proved before P., at Grymesby, 8 February, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of W. Ball [of Kirton in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 61d.]
8 December, 1527. I William Ball off the parysh off Kyrton
in Holand. My body to be buryed in the chyrche yerde off the
holy appostells Peter and Paule off Kyrton. To Agnes my wyff on
house standyng at Fenne House the term off hyr lyff; [remainder]
to Agnes Smyth otherways callyd Agnes Cryer, to hyr and to hyr
heyres off hyr body; [remainder] to be solde be iiij off the most
honest and discretist men for the tyme dwellyng in the sayd gate
callyd Fen House, and the mony theroff takyn to be disposyd in
mendyng and makyng off the hygh way lying ther at Fen House, as
they shall thynke most expedyent for the helthe of my soule and all
cristen soules. The resydue off my goodes, not wytt nor bequethyd
[folio 62], I gyff to Agnes my wiff, whom I make my executrix. I
make Richard Grene supervysor. Wyttnessyth, Sir Thomas Est;
Alan Blisbery; William Rawlyns; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 28 January, 1527. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of T. Leeke [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 79.]
12 December, 1527. I Thomas Leeke wonnyng in the fen ende
wythin the parysh of Boston makes my testament. I wytt my soule
to God Almyghtty, [etc.]. To Agnes my wyff ij acr' land lying in
the parysh off Skyrbek, the terme of hyr lyff; [remainder] to
Thomas Leeke, my kynsman, in fe sympill. To the said Thomas
Lek a brass potte that was hys grandammys; also a berne, other
wyse callyd a lathe, standynge within Skirbek parishe, withe halfe a
stonge of grounde that it standeithe apon, in ffee simple; and the
said Thomas to gife to John Leeke and Richerd, his broders, vjs.
viijd. [apiece]. I witte to the said Thomas on chiste calleid a narke,
and iij weves of lyn' clothe hynginge at my bedes ffeeite, and all the
residew of the hyngynges, [etc.]. To Janeitt Claye. To Richard
Leeke. The residew of my gudes to Agnes my wife, whom I make
my executrix. John Leeke to be supervisor. Thies beynge witnesse,
Sir Th' Harbye, preste; John Claye; and John Rybe; withe other
Proved before P., at Boston, 17 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executrix.
The testament of John Haltun, late alderman of the
city of Lincoln, [merchant].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 201d.]
12 December, 1527. I John Haltun of the citie of Lincoln,
marchaunt. My body to be buryed within the parysh church of St.
Bennetes wythin the suburbys of the citie of Lincoln before the stall
wher I do use to syt. To the high alter of the sayd church for
tithys forgotten iijs. iiijd. To the warkes of the sayd church for the
romthe of my buryall xs. To the edefying of the same church and
church warkes xxs., under thys condicion, that the parysh preste for
the tyme beyng shall every Sonday, when that he dothe reherse the
beades, reherse my name and pray for my soule and all crysten
saullys. To the gylde of our Lady foundyd in the same churche iijs.
iiijd. To the warkes off our Lady in the monastery of Lincoln iijs.
iiijd., wyth my hope of golde. To the Fysher gylde at saynt
Bennytes aforesayd ijs. To the Cordwaner gylde in Lincoln iijs. iiijd.
To our Lady gylde foundyd in the church of saynt Marys ijs. To
the Clerk gylde xiijs. iiijd., under thys condicion, that every yere of
the day of ther feste at the rehersyng of the saulys of ther brether
that they shall reherse my name, and for my soule do pray with on
Pater noster, on Ave Maria, with on Credo. To the order of the
whyte frerys in Lincoln xs. To every order of frerys in Lincoln
besyde iijs. iiijd. To our Lady gylde callyd the gret gylde in Lincoln iijs. iiijd. To the gylde of saynt Anne on gowne of satten in
brydgys. To the gylde of saynt Thomas foundyd att saynt Swythuns
xijd. To the plough gylde xijd. It is my wyll that of the day of
my buryall shall be done ij trentallys of messys, on emonge [folio
202] the seculer prestes, and the other to be done emong the religios
prestes and frerys, within the church of St. Bennyttes. I wyll that
the same day of my buryall shalbe to pore people distributyd obelus
dole. I will that the same day shall be dystrybutyd to xiij pore men
xiijd. It is my wyll that Agnes Haltun my wyff shall have my
house of the high bryg of Lincoln, wych I do dwell in, duryng her
lyff; [remainder in succession] to Thomas Haltun, my eldest sonne,
Robert Haltun, my sun, John Haltun, my sun, Mare Haltun, my
doughter, and Elizabeth Haltun, my doughter, and to the heyres of
their bodies; [remainder] to the parysh church of saynt Bennytes
for evermore, under thys condicion, that the church wardens for the
tyme beyng shall cause on obbyt to be done in the sayd church,
distributyng yerly at the obbyt vjs. viijd. after thys maner: that is,
to x prestes iijs. iiijd., to the clerke of the church for ryngyng iiijd.,
in offeryng jd., in wax iiijd., to the belman of the citie for goyng
thrugh the citie iiijd., and in bred and ale to the paryshioners and
pore folkes beyng at the sayd obbyt ijs. iijd. And yff it so happen
that the church wardens do not kepe the yerly obbyt accordyng
to my will and the day of my buryall or within too days before
or aftyr, that then I will that my sayd house remayn to the
commen chamber of Lincoln for evermore. [folio 202d.] To
Agnes Haltun, my wyff, my house with the garthe in the parysh
of saynt John the Evangelyst duryng her lyff; and after the
decease of her to remayn unto on of my chylder wich she be
disposyd to gyff it to. To my chylder, Thomas Haltun, Robert
Haltun, John Haltun, Mare Haltun and Elizabeth Halton, ych
on of them to ther partes vjl. xiijs. iiijd., to be delyveryd to them
in plate and money when that they be at the age of xxj yeres. And
yff any of them departe of thys worlde before that they cum to that
age that be the lawe they may set a testament, then I will that
parte of that chylde so departyng remane emong all the other
chylder beyng alyve. And yff it happen that all my chylder do
departe of thys worlde before that they cum to laufull age to make
a wyll, that then all the partes of them to be song forth with on
prest in the church of saynt Bennet so long as that money and
plate will extende. Provydyd alway that all my chylder shall be
founde of my goodes to suche tyme that they be at the age of xxj
yeres. To Anthony Atkynson the house the wich is in saynt
Margaretes parysh with the tak of saynt Catheryns longyng to the
same house, under thys condicion, that he shall pay unto my wyff
and my chylder the summe of iiij markes of money. And yff he
will not pay the sayd summe, then my wyff shall have it her lyff,
and aftyr her departyng to remane to on of my chylder wich she be
disposyd to gyff it to. And yff all my chylder departe before my
wyff, then she to dispose the sayd house and the house in the parysh
of St. John Evangelist as she thynkes best. The resydew of my
goodes I gyff to Agnes Haltun, my wyff, whome I orden my
executrix. I will that John Meterson, my fader [folio 203] in lawe,
and Sir Thomas Leche, vicar of St. Maryes in Lincoln, be my
supervisors, and ether of them to have for ther labors xxs. In
wytnes, Sir John Shakylton; Robert Skynner; William Wylson;
William Burton; William Sowthe; with other moy.
Proved before P., in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 16 August,
1530. Admin. granted to the executrix.
The testament of Margaret Almun of Melton Mowbray,
[co. Leicester, widow].
[Lyle, p. 95.]
13 December, 1527. I Margayte Almun, late of Melton Mow
bray, wedow. My body to be buried in the churche yarde of owr
lady of Mellton, and my best goode to my mortuary, as costome
and maner reqwyred. To owr lady of Lyncoln ijd. To my sone,
Roger Johnson, a serten sylwer hernest gyrdyll, the wiche gyrdyll ys
in did leve [sic] to my doghter, Alys Scarborowe, and sche haith ytt
styll in hur costody. To my forsayd sone Johnson vl., the wich vl.
Master Thomas Scherott dothe owe me of dewty ffor serten bargayns
betwix hym and me. [page 96] To my sone Roger xxs. that my
sone Johnson owe to me of dewty. To the hee aulter of Melton a
sertyn bordcloth of dyaper to make a aulter clothe of. I gife a
grene coverlett and a blake gown that I were daly to Joys Samson
of Thrope. The residewe of my goodes nott bequest I gife to my
sone, Roger Johnson, of Melton, the wich Roger I orden my executor,
ffor to dysp' my goodes ffor the proffett off my soull as he thynkyd
moste necessary. And Sir Robert Barnebye to be superwicer, late
prest of Melton. Theis wytnes, William Watson; John Thornton;
John Stokker; Sir Robert Barnebye, curett; wythe dywers moo.
[No probate act.]
[The testament of Thomas Skofyn of Reepham].
[Stow, 1530–52, f. 221d.]
29 December, 1527. In the name of Gode so be it. I Thomas
Skofyn. My body to be beried in the churche of the aposteles sent
Peter and Paule in Repham, with my best thyng for my mortuary.
To the said churche for my beriall iijs. iiijd.; and iijs. iiijd. if the
pariche will make a seler over the roode loft, els not. To the
proctour for tiethes forgoten iiijd. To the vicar for the same iiijd.
To our Lady warke at Lincoln iiijd. To sent Hewes hede iiijd. To
iiij pariche churches, that is to say, to Fiskerton, Cherrywillingham,
Nethilham and Sudbroke. To Richard Wynture a qwe and a fole.
To Robert my sone. To Jenet my dogter. To the foore houses of
Freers in Lincoln, to every one of them a stryke of barley or els
xijd. I will that my wife have all here goodes that she browght
with her to me, my costes and charges deducted and paid. The
residew of my goodes I gyve to John Skovyn, to Rechard Skofyn,
my brother, and to Avarey Hanson, my son in lawe, they to dispose
them to the profett of my cheldren, that is to say, Robert and Jenet.
I make the vicar of Repham supervisor. Moreover I will that if
other of my said childre decesse or they com to laufull age, than is
[sic] goodes to remayne unto that other; and if both, as God forbed,
so decesse, than I will that ther goodes be disposed in charitable
dedes for the helth of my saule, [etc.]. Per me Johannem Smyth,
clericum. Thies beyng witnes Sir Robert Wilkynson, vicar of
Repham; John Hopkyn; John Bischoppe; and Robert Townend.
[No probate act.]