The testament of Agnes Clerke [? alias Isaak of Tydd
St. Mary, widow].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 101d.]
1 April, 1529. I Agnes Clerke otherwyse Isaak, wydowe, of
Tyd Sancte Marie. [folio 102] To Henry my sone, hys heyres and
assignes, my house with ij acres of lande lying in the crofte, and
fyve acres lying in the same felde, and on acre of lande lying by
Shawes and on acre lande callyd Cheker acre, and he to enter when
he commeth to the age of xv yeres. To Clement my sonne, hys
heyres and assygnes, fyve acres and di' of land lying in Brygfelde,
and a xj acres of land lying in Newfelde, and he to entre when he
cumyth to the age of xv yeres. And yff ether of them fortune to dy
within the sayd age, then I will that he that overlyvyth shall have
the landes to hym, hys heyres and assygnes. To Isabell my
doughter, her heyres and assygnes, xiiij acres of lande lying in Newfelde, and she to enter when she cumyth to the age of xv yeres;
[remainder] to the sayd Henry and Clement, to ther heyres and
assygnes. And yff it fortune all my chyldren to dyc before the sayd
age, then I will the house with the sayd landes be solde, and the
money theroff cumyng to be disposyd in messes syngyng and other
good almys dedes doyng wythin the towne off Wysbyche. The
resydue of my goodes I put to the disposicion of my executor,
whome I make John Regby, my brother, for to dispose for the
helth of my soule and all my good frend soulys. Thes wytnes, sir
William Bakhouse; Robert Tofte; Gylberd Jouden; with other.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 26 October, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executor.
The testament of Ryc' Patrike [of Kirmond le Mire].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 77.]
2 April, 1529. I Richard Patrik of Kyrmond. My body to be
buryd in the churcheyerd of saynt Martyn of Kyrmond. I gif and
wyt to Jenet my wif one howse and ij acres of land in Ludforth for
her lif, and hit to remayne to John Patryk, my son. I will that John
Pierson and Christopher Barker, my brethern, helpe my wif and gif
her good counseile. Residue to Jenet my wif whome I make my
executor. Thies witnes, Sir Robert Gaynesburgh, vicar; John
Pierson; and Xp'ofer Barker.
Proved before P., at Wragby, 8 April, 1529. Admin. granted to
[The testament of Robert Daie of Gretford].
[L.C.C., 1545–6, ii, f. 126d.]
3 April, 1529. I Robert Daie of Gretforth. My body to be
buried in the church porch of Gretforthe, and my best best to be my
mortuarie. To the highe altare of Gretforthe viijd. To the sepulchre lyght a seame barlie. To our Lady church of Lincoln viijd.
To the mendinge of the highe wayes and brigges about Gretforth a
seame barly. To the bells di' seame barlie. To every order of freers
in Stamforde halfe a seame barlie. To every one of my godchildren.
I will that Isabell my daughter have suche goodes and cattalles as
my wyf will sett her forthe to her mariage. To my daughter Heline
v markes in monnye with her mother rewarde. To Alic' and Joane
my daughters. To my daughter, Isabell Martin. To Alice Cordale.
To every one of my servauntes. To Adam Tomlingson. To Thomas
Laxon. To Thomas Day. To Doroty Martin. Also Thomas Day
shall have a chamblet dublet and a violet cote; Robert Day shall
have a blue cote and a worsted dublet; and John Martin a russet
gowne and a buckskin dublet and my best bonnet. To Katherin
Cordall. To Thomas Yoman, when he is preist, iijs. iiijd. To the
church of Barholme. To st. Margaretes gilde of Brayssingborow.
To the church of Stowe. To Wilstrop church. I will that I have
a prest sing for me halfe a yeare. My goods not bequeathed I give
to Alice my wyfe and Robert Daie, my sonn; them I make my
execuutors to dispose the residew for the helth of my soule. I will
that Thomas Daie, my sonn, be my supervisor, and he to have for his
labor a noble and a silver spone with his mother rewarde. Theise
being witnes, Roger Bainthorp, parson; John Haddon; Thomas
Yeoman; with other.
Proved before R., at Staunford, 26 April, 1529.
The testament of Christopher Yonge [of Brantbroughton,
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 103.]
3 April, 1529. I Xp'ofer Yong off Brantbroughton, husbandman.
My body to be buryed with in the church or chyrchyerde of saynt
Hellyn of Brantbroughtton. Also my best best to be my mortuary,
as use and custom is. To the hygh alter for forgottyn tithys iiijd.
To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in
Lincoln to every house a vpe of whett of that that is growyng of the
erthe. The resydue of my other goodes I will that they be devydyd
in thre partes; on parte to my wyff, the seconde parte to be disposyd
for my soule, the thyrd parte to the chylde that I shall have by my
wyff. I will that my wyff be my executrix. Yff the chylde do not
continew, I will that halff off the goodes of the thyrd parte be
disposyd for the helth of my soule and for the soull helth of thos
that it come by, and the other my wyff to have, by the permision of
Sir John Yong, parson, John Kelom and William Yong, whome I
make the supervisors. Wytnes heroff, Sir Robert Scorby; Robert
Beite; Robert Gylmyng; and John Crull.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 28 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executrix.
The testament of Robert Pacye [of Barkston-le-Willows,
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 130d.]
6 April, 1529. I Robert Pacye of Barston, yoman, makes my
testament and last will. I bequeth xiij yow shepe of iij shere to
fynde xiij sergeys lyght before the sacrament in messe tyme unto
the Agnus in Barston church for evermore to endure. I bequeth x
yow schepe to the fyndyng of v sergeys, iiij in the lyttyll Rode lofte,
and on serge in the hygh Rode lofte, to burne at all tymes as other
serges ther doy in Godes service tyme. I bequeth on cow to the
fyndyng of on serge before our Lady in the southe yle of the sayd
churche. I bequeth unto the Trinitie gylde a cow. To Ric' Forthe
my gowne furryd with whyte lamme. To Robert Barynesby my
tawny gowne. To the wyff of Robert Braunesby and to hys chylder.
To William Thomson and to hys wyff and to hys chylder. To a
preste to syng in Barston church iij yeres for the saule of me, my
father and mother and my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys, and
to helpe to Godes servys, every yere vl. I will that my heyres,
executors and feoffers, accordyng to my fathers will, kepe of my
landes on yerly obbyt uppon Corpus Xp'i day, dirige over nyght and
messe in the mornyng, expendyng at it yerly vjs. viijd. To Masterys
Bussy of Scyston. To my lady Armestrong a pare of beades of gett,
gawdyd with sylver. To Margaryt Wigllysforth. To Elizabeth
Forde. To Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary and [folio 131] Anne my
doughters xxl. [apiece] to be delyveryd when they cum to the age of
mariage, [etc.]. I will that my mesuages, toftes, landes, leys, medows
and pastors to be delyvered to my sayd chylder by the handes of my
executores and feoffeȝ at the day of ther mariage. And I wyll that
after the decease of Alice my wyff that all the landes that she hath
in feoffment be delyveryd to my sayd chylder, to have and to holde
to them and to ther heres of ther bodyes, [etc.]. Resydue to Alice
my wyff, the wich Alice and Sir William Sele, [folio 131d.] prest,
and Richerd Forth I orden my executors. I orden Mr Edward
Bussy, esquyer, supervisor. Wyttenesse herof, Hugh Massyngberde;
Thomas Pell; Robert Branesby; Richerd Slyved; Richerd Talbon;
William Thomson; and many other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 April, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of W. Burton [of West Torrington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 329d.]
11 April, 1529. I John Burton of Westeryngton, seke in body.
My body to be buryd in the churche of Westeryngton. To the vicar
of the churche for my begotten tithys xijd. To the same churche
warke iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the high
alter of the same vjd. To st. Hugh hed vjd. To the churche warkes
of Esteryngton, Estbarkworth, Westbarkworthe, Wragby and Holton. To the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln xvjd. To Bollyngton
abbey at the mynde of my executors, as they be in nomber. To
Mabylthorpe curet xijd., and he to say iij messys with placebo and
dirige for thes soulys, John Stutte and Robert Gylby of the same
towne, and John Burton of Westeryngton. To the churche warke
of the same towne. To the abbey of Louthparke vjd. The resydue
to my sone Sir John and my sone Richerde, whome I make my
executors for to dispose for my soule, [etc.]. Thes wytnes, Sir John
Pope, vicar of the same towne; and Robert Leysyng; Roger
Burton of the same; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 18 March, 1530, by the executors.
The testament of Thomas Bothe [of Dowsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 87.]
18 April, 1529. I Thomas Bothe of Douesby. My body to be
buryed in the churche yerde of saynt Androw the apostell. To the
high [sic] of Douesby xijd., and to our Ladyes light ther xijd. To
our Ladyes warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the belles of Douesby xijd.
To Catherine, Margret, Margery, Alice, Elizabeth and Agnes my
doughters. I will that Robert my sone have the governaunce of my
children unto the tyme that they be able to be maried. I will that
ther be ij trentalles done, one for me and another for my wif. I will
ther be a yerly obite done for me and my wif and for all my elders
and all cristen soules, at the parishe churche, of vjs. viijd. Residue
to Robert my sone, whome I make my executour to dispose for the
helthe of my soule and my wiffes. Thies men bearyng witnes therof,
Syr Peter Modie; Jenkyn Adayle; Rauf Sloury; Richard Carter;
with other more.
Proved before P., at Swaton, 1 June, 1529. Admin. granted,
The testament of T. Wytt [of Sutton in the Marsh].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 131d.]
20 April, 1529. I Thomas Wytt of Sutton. I wytt my soule,
[etc.]. I wytt to Elizabeth my wyff viij kye, [etc.]; also all my
houshold stuffe wythin my dorys. To the church of Sutton iijl. vjs.
viijd. To the church of Hotofte. To the stepil of Alforde vjs. viijd.
To the abbot of Hagneby iij quarters whette, [etc.], and to the convent xs., to say a trentall for my soule. To the prior off Markeby
xs., and to hys breder xs., to say a trentall for my soule. To the
priorysse off Grenefelde xxs., and to hyr systers iijs. iiijd. To Sir
Jackeson ij yeres servys and to have for it xl. xiijs. iiijd. To Xp'ofer
Wytt, my broder; [folio 132] John Gotte; Ric' Hattkyn schylder;
every god chylde that I have; the vicar off Sutton. To the sepulcar
of Suttun iijs. iiijd. To John Wytt, my brother; John Wytt yonger;
Agnes Wytt; John Schortryt; Agnes Prystwyk; Robert Harnas
chylder. I will have for evermore on obbyt in the parysh church of
Stykforth to the valure of viijs. by yere to be receyvyd of iij acre
pasture in Sutton, and it may so be lattyn. To the church of Sutton
on acre pasture wyth in the same parysh to fynde a serge afore the
sacrament, and the reste to go to the welle of the sayd churche.
The reste off my goodes I putt theym to the discrescion off John
Hattkyn and John Hundylby, whome I make my executors that
they may dispose it for the helthe of my soule, [etc.]. I make Sir
John Frysmere, vicar of Hotofte, supervysor. Thies beyng wyttnesses, Sir Ric' Jacson, prest; Thomas Wrytt; Thomas Toler;
Hugh Lownde; wyth other moy.
Proved at Lincoln, 7 May, 1529. Admin. granted to John
Hattkyn, the executor, reserving power to grant to John Hundylby.
The testament of John Cater [of Barton on Humber].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 95d.]
1 May, 1529. I John Cater of Berton upon Humbre. To John
Cater, my sone, a house of copy holde buyldyd in Market Rasyn,
and I will that that house be putt or lattyn at the discrestion of
Richerd Cater, my brother, to the behoyff and bryngyng up of the
sayd John; and aftyr the dethe of John, I will that the house shall
go for my yeres to the church of saynt Thomas in Markyt Rasen for
to have on obbyt done yerly for me and my good frendes, the valor
of iijs. iiijd.; that is to say, to every preste within the towne iiijd.,
and to the parysh clerke ijd., to every rynger of the bellys jd., and to
xiij pore folkes xiijd., and the resydue, yff that any money remayn,
to be delte to pore folkes at the dyscrestion of the church wardens.
Yff my obbyt be not kepyd every yere ons, that is to say, on the
Munday next aftyr Trinitie Sunday, then it shall be lefull to the
sayd Richerd Cater, hys heyres or assignes to enter to the same
house. I will that my brother Ric' shall dispose and gyff att hys
discrestion to the pore people of Estrasen xs. to pray for my soule,
and to the pore people of Mydle Rasen iijs. iiijd., to be gyffyn at
the discrestion of the curat wher moste neyd is. To the pore folkes
of Telby iijs. iiijd., and to the pore people of Owresby iijs. iiijd.
I will iijl. vjs. viijd. be disposyd for my soule at my buriall at the
advyse of my brother Richerd. To my brother Ric' all my weddyng
raymont. To Robert Broxholme my blak furryd gowne. To
Thomas Bery a chamlet dooblyt and my russyt gawberdyne. To
John Haynton a kendall cote, and to John Cowper, my kynsman,
my tawny cote. To Robert Osney, my kynsman, a lether dooblyt.
To Thomas Wryght, my kynsman, a russyt cote. I will that my
brother Richerd shall dispose such houshold stuff as I have at
Rasyn to my syster doughters. The resydue to my brother Ric'
Cater, whome I orden executor. Thyes beyng wytnes, Sir Ric'
Watson, Sir Xp'ofer Brumby, prestes.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 15 July, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executor.
The testament of Christopher Basse [of South Witham].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 254d.]
6 May, 1529. I Cristofer Basse of Southwytham. My body to
be buryed in the church yerde of St. John in Southwytham afore
the crosse. For my mortuary as the custom is [folio 255] iff it be
lefull to be gyffyn; yff not, I gyff to the parson of the church for the
same vjs. viijd. To the high alter for tithys forgottyn xld. To the
makyng of the stepill of the same churche xiijs. iiijd. To the sepulcer
light on ewe schepe to be delyveryd at martynmas. To our Lady
of Lincoln xvjd. To Northwytham, Gunby and Thystelton churches.
To Margaret Hadcoke and Johan Sawnson, my god doughters. To
the v chylder of my brother, John Basse, v score ewe hogges that I
bought of Platys yff they lyff to Martynmes, elles not. To Agnes
Basse. To John Caudle di' a seme barly to be drest as clene as I
had of hym. I make my executors—Robert Topper of South
Wytham and William Chapman of Tygh. To every on of my
chylder xls., and yff it happen any of them departe afore other or
they cum to laufull age that ther parte be partyd among the other
chylder. Resydewe to Emot my wyff to dispose for my soule. Thes
wytnes, Sir Robert Wynter, parson of the same; Robert Topper;
William Chapman; John Wryght; Robert Basse; with many moy.
Proved before P., at Creton, 23 September, 1530. Admin.
granted to Robert Topper, William Chapman renouncing.
The testament of Robert Halgarth of Horncastle,
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 172d.]
14 May, 1529, 22 (fn. 1) Henry VIII. I Robert Halgarth off the
parysh of Horncastill, tanner. My body to be buryed in the newe
quere of the Sowthe syde before the wyndoy that I caused to be
mayd in the church of Horncastill. To the hygh alter in the name
of my mortuary and for forgotten tythys xxs. To our lady of
Lincoln xxd. To the iiij orders of frerys of Lincoln xxd. a pece.
To saynt Catheryne gylde in Hornecastyll xs. To Sir Rawff
Hutton, my curate, xxd. To Sir Symon Wyndall on yere wage to
syng for me, my wyff, father and mother John and Jennet, yff he
tarry with in the towne of Hornecastill; and yff he do not tarry, I
gyff it to Sir Rawff Hutton, my curate, to syng and do as afore is
expressyd. To Richerd Kyrke vjs. viijd. To [the churches of]
Bamburgh, Thymolby, Langton, Thorneton, Dalderby, Screleby,
Maryng, Uppertoynton, Ashby, Scrafelde, Wynceby, Spillesby and
Nether Toynton. To every church buttyng by the high way as I
do ryde to Spyllesby iiijd. a pece. To my lorde of Kyrksted iijs.
iiijd. To every brother wythin the place vjd. To Jenet my wyff
my convent seale belongyng to my lorde of Carlyll. I will that the
land arrable and gresse that lyeth of the weste syde of Bayne, the
wich I have of the lese of Kyrksted remane to Richerd Kyrke,
payng the rente to the same house. I will that the house that
William Gray dothe dwell in shall fynde on obbyt for me and my
wyff, yff so be the lawe will suffer it, or ellys the house to be
solde at the syght of my supervisor, Mr John Lyttylbery, and of my
executors, Robert Palfreyman and William Parslay, and the money
to go to saynt Catheryne gylde off Horncastill for ever, thay doyng
for ever a obbyt. To Agnes Falced, my nevay [sic], iijl. vjs. viijd.,
and the [money] to be delyveryd to the aldermen and chamberlayns
of saynt Catheryne gylde to she be of the age of xviij yeres; [remainder] to her bretherne Thomas and Xp'ofer [and the survivor of
them]. [folio 173] To Jenet my wyff and to her executors and
assygnes the house that I do dwell in, for the terme off my yeres.
To Xp'ofer Falceth halfe a daker off lether. To Xp'ofer Owylwathe.
To Mr Sodaby. To Nicholes my boy a hyde. To my servant,
Elizabeth Orwell. To Elizabeth Chapman. To Elizabeth Purryll.
To Jenet Halgarth, doughtter of John Halgarth. To the church of
Bennyngworthe on seme of malte. To every on of my godchylder
wythin the towne of Horncastyll. To John Halgarth. To Elizabeth
my syster. To Jenet Nelle. All siche strenkyth as the sayd Robert
Halgarthe hath by Richerd Clerke and the kynges graunt shall
remane to Jennet my wyff and to William Parslay to my heyr cum
to lawfull age. To Robert Foster on hyde. To the torche lyght
att Hornecastill iijs. iiijd. To every other lyght wythin the same
church iiijd. To the church warke off Horncastyll xs. To John
Halgarthe the house that he dwelte in rente fre, kepyng it in
reparacions; and yff ought cum to John Halgarth, I will it cum to
William hys sun and my godsun and to hys heyres; and for defaute
of [such] heyres, to go to the right heyres of me, as it is before (fn. 2)
expressyd of my lande in Benyngworth. I will that my executors
shall pay the resydewe off all sitche goodes as I was and is chargyd
with for the performance of Richerd Clerke will. I Robert Halgarthe and Jamys Burton is agreyd that the rente of the house that
Alexander Boos dwellyth in shall go to the makyng of a crosse that
we be chargyd with to gyve for Richerd Clerke; and the sayd crosse
mayd, I Robert Halgarth and the sayd Jamys Burton is agreyd ther
shall be a obbyt of vjs. viijd. done for the sayd Richerd for ever in
Hornecastyll churche of the sayd house, and better yf it will extende.
To Jennyt my wyff all my lande in Bennyngworth for her lyff,
[remainder in succession] to Robert sonne of the said Thomas
Halgarthe, [folio 173d.] my brother John Halgarthe and Elizabeth
Halgarthe in tail, and the right heirs in fee]. To Jennet Melton
xxd. Resydewe of goodes to Jennyt my wyff, wich Jenet, Robert
Palfreyman and William Parselay I make my executors; and Mr
John Lyttylbery to be the supervisor. Thes wytnes, Sir Rawffe
Hutton, my curat; Thomas Robertson; William Brewer; Nicholes
Sutton; and Gilbert Wyberde; wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Horncastle, 6 July, 1530. Admin. granted
to Robert Palfreyman and William Parslay, the said Joan Halgarthe
then being dead.
The testament of James Myssenden of Lymbergh[Magna, gentleman].
[L.C.C. 1520–31, f. 167d.]
21 May, 1529. I Jamys Myssendyne of Limburgh Magna,
gentylman, makyth my testament and last will, etc. My body to be
buryed in the church of saynt Peter of Gret Lymber. To the cathedrall church warke of Lincoln xxs. To the church warkes of Gret
Lymber, Keleby, Ryby, Claxby, Barnaby and Helyng. To the abbot
of Thornton for tyme beyng xls. To the prior vjs. viijd. To every
other of the convente xijd. To Dame Mawde Tyrwytt iijl. vjs. viijd.
[folio 168] To Dame Elizabeth Beesby iijl. vjs. viijd. To the mon'
of Cotton iijl. vjs. viijd. To Dame Johan Thomson, priorys of
the same, xls. To Dame Margaret Johnson vjs. viijd. To Dame
Elynor Hylyarde vjs. viijd. To every other of the convente xijd.
To Sythe Castylforthe xxl. To Elizabeth Hopkynson a hundreth
marke to her mariage. To George Dalyson and Isabell hys wyff
xll., and all the goodes, [etc.], the which I shall have at Imyngham the day of my dethe. To Elizabeth Dalton xxl. to her
mariage. To Edmund Myssynden xxl. To Barnarde Myssynden,
otherways callyd Barnard Spenser, and to hys heyres of hys
body, all my messuages, landes and tenementes, [etc.], in Gret
Lymber, Keleby and Kyllyngholm; also xll.; also too hundreth
schepe; and all my harnys and myn apparell belongyng to my
body. To the sayd Barnard all the yeres that I have in the
churche and parsonage of Gret Lymber of the prior and the convent
of the Charterhouse besyde Couentry from the feste of saynt Marke
next aftyr my dethe, uppon thys condicion, that the sayd Barnard
nor hys chylde nor chylder schall not alene, sell nor gyff the sayd
yeres nor no parte of them to any person or persons other then hys or
ther chylder, excepte it be to George Dalyson; [otherwise] the sayd
George shall have the [premises] to the ende of the yeres. And for
the assurance heroff I will that the abbot of Thornton for the tyme
beyng shall have the custody of the indentur and leyse mayd by the
prior and convente of the charterhouse besyde Coventry to the
perferrmance of this my wyll. To Margery Hanssarde xxs. To
sir William Myssynden, my sone, xxs. [folio 168d.] To Sithe
Castylforthe, Elizabeth Hopkynson and Isabell Daylyson all my
housholde stuff and hustylment of houshold. To Richerd Myssynden
xxs. To Dame Elyn Myssyndyn xs. yerly duryng xxty yeres. To
Dame Mawde Myssyndyn, Dame Mary Myssyndyne, Dame Jane
Myssyndyne and William Myssyndyne xls. [each]. To Sir Dowke
Myssyndyne, sir Thomas Smyth, vicar of Ryby, sir Robert Johnson,
vicar of Lymber and sir Bryan Mansfelde xxs. [each]. To
Margaret Dalton iijl. vjs. viijd. To William Torner, Robert Torner
and John Benton xiijs. iiijd. each. To Robert Chambres xxvjs. viijd.
the wich he owyth me. To Thomas Myssyndyne the yonger,
Chrysten Thorpe, and Elizabeth Pawtynor to her mariage, xls.
[each]. To Vumfray Myssyndyne and Thomas Plukwell xxs. [each].
To Isabell Dalyson and to hyr heyres all my messys, landes and
tenementes, medoys, pasturys, fedyngs, rentes and services in
Haburgh. To Elizabeth Hopkynson and to her heyres all my
messys, landes, [etc.], in Kyrnyngton. To sir Robert Tyrwyt iiijl.
To Master Robert Tyrwytt, Master William Tyrwytt, Elizabeth
Richerdson to her mariage, and Elizabeth Allot to her mariage,
iijl. vjs. viijd. [each]. To Richerd Allot, Anthony Myssyndyne,
Robert Boston, Richard Rukysby, Xp'ofer Sargeand, William
Stevenson, Jane Gelderys, Alice Dowsse, Mr John Hopkynson, my
brother Blessby, my syster [folio 169] Bleseby hys wyff, sir Robert
Benton, sir Henry Bowker, Arthur Bocher, Helene Thomson,
Isabell Grene and Margaret Kelke. The resydewe of my goodes
unto Barnard my sone, Sythe Castylforth my doughter, Elizabeth
Hopkynson and Isabell Dalyson, to be equally devydyd among them
by my nevy, Thomas Myssynden of Helyng and by William
Dalyson of Netylton, whome I make my executors. To John
Moneson, my godson. To every other of my godchylder. To
Catheryne Myssendyne, my god chylde, to her mariage, xls. To
Masterys Margaret Myssyndyne, my neys, of Helyng. To our lady
alter for to by a whyte cope xls. To William Pyssall. To the
churche warke of Castor xs. Thyes wytnes, Edward Madyson; by
me Robert Johnson, vicar; be me George Dalyson; by me sir
Robert Benton, capellanus; John Benton, the yonger; William
Holbecke; Richerd Allot; and Thomas Pluckwell. To John
Wentforthe xs. To George Skoyphome xs.
Be me James Myssynden.
Proved before P., in the parish church of South Feryby,
22 June, 1530. Admin, granted to Thomas Myssenden of Helyng,
nephew of the deceased, and William Dalyson of Netylton, the
The testament of Alice Arnold of Spyllesby, [widow].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 89d.]
23 May, 1529. I Alice Arnold of Spillesby, widow, maketh my
testament and last will. My body to buryd within the churchyerd
of saynt James of Spillesby with that thyng that be in the name of
my mortuary as the law requireth. To our Ladies werke of Lincoln.
To the faderles children of saint Catheryn. Toward the buylding of
the steple in the churche of Spillesby iijs. iiijd. To the west
wyndow in the said churche iijs. iiijd. To every order of the freres
in Boston xxd. To Saint Catheryn gild in Horncastr' xijd. To one
almesse bed to be had within the paroche of Spillesby a coverlet, a
materasse, [etc.] To John Risel wif of Ashby. To Shipley wif.
To Jenet Lynley, widow. To our Lady in the churche of Spillesby
my best gyrdill. For a trentall to be said in the churche of
Spillesby xs. To the churche of Parteney. To the college of
Spillesby my house in the said towne for an obit to be kepte for me,
my husband and all my good frendes as long as the wardel [sic]
standes, and the maister to have for it yerly viijd., and every
broder vjd., and the ryngers iiijd.; and the residue over the
said charges to go to the upholding of the said house for ever more.
Residue of my goodes to Syr Thomas my sone, whome I make myn
executor. Rauf Grene to be supervisor. Thies witnes, Sir Thom'
Peper; Thom' Grayne of Steping; and Thomas Smyth of Spillesby.
Proved before P., at Fryskeney, 8 June, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executor.
The testament of Ric' Herby [of Miningsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 384d.]
26 May, 1529. I Richerd Hayrby of Mynyngesby. My body to
be buryed in the churcheyerde of St. Andro in Mynyngesby. To our
Lady warke in Lincoln ijs. To the high altare in Mynyngesby ijs.
for forgottyn tithys. To the makyng off a stone crosse in the
churchyerde of Mynyngesby iijs. iiijd. To the parysch churche of
Morby ijs. To Claxbye churche ijs. I will that xxty besse and
horsse be delyveryd to my chylder emong them what tyme they
comme to laufull age to gyd it, [etc.]. I will that one honest preste
syng one trentall for my soule and all Xp'en soulys. Resydue of
goodes to Isabell my wyff and John Hayrby, my sonne [folio 385]
and John Michell, other wase callyd Gluffer, of Bollyngbroke, whome
I orden executors. To every one of my godchylder vjd. To Jane
Holme. To Hayrby churche xijd. To the churche of Mynyngesby xs. These being witnesses, Robert Porter; Thomas
Thakker; Thomas Bray.
Proved before P., at Partney, 11 March, 1530. Admin. granted
to the relict and John Michel, John Hayrby, the son, being
prevented by death.
The testament of Thomas Sale [of Pinchbeck].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 88d.]
28 May, 1529. I Thomas Sale of Pynchebek. My body to be
buryd in the churchyard of Pynchebek. My mortuary to be after
the costume of the towne. To the high aulter within the churche
of Pynchebek viijd. To every aulter within the said church ijd.
To our Ladies warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the faderles childern of
St. Catherine ijd. To the churche warke of Pynchebek iijs. iiijd.
To Thomas my sone my house that I dwell in, with the landes
longeng therto, with a rig that I bought, called Pynk Rig, to hym
and his heyres of his body at the age of xvj yeres; [remainder in
succession] to Robert and Gilberd my sones [in tail]; [remainder]
to my iij daughters [in tail]; [remainder] to Margaret my wif
the terme of her lif; [remainder] to [folio 89] the next of my
blod. To Thomas my sone ij amblyng stages. And I will that
Robert my sone shall receyve ij kye and xxs. at age of xvj yeres.
To Alison, Jenet and Beatrix my doughters. To Robert Sale, my
godsone. I will that my executors bestowe at my buryng day at
messe and dirige to poure folkes xxvjs. viijd., at my vij day vjs. viijd.,
at xxx day vjs. viijd. Residue of goodes I put to the disposicion of
Margarite my wif and Robert Sale, my broder, whome I make my
executors to pay my dettes and to bryng me furth. Thies beyng
witnes, Will'm Bewyk, prest; Gilbert Tilson; Robert Lincoln;
Richard North; with other more.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 3 June, 1529.
The testament of Richard Whytthode [of Thornton
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 136.]
3 June, 1529. I Ric' Whytehode of Thornton next Horncastell. To Elizabeth my wyff my wane, [etc.], to that tyme that
John Whytehod, my sone, cum to laufull age, that is, to the age of
xix yeres, [etc.]. To Jenet Whythode my mother; and I desire
her to be good to my wyff and to my chylde, [etc.]. I will that
Elizabeth my wyff have the house and landes that Thomas Blakey
holdes in Sutton the terme of her lyff; and [remainder] to the hare.
I will that Sir Henry Wellys and William Bewaters be my executors.
Resydue to Elizabeth my wyffe and to John Whythode, my sone,
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 3 August, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Robert Benyt [of Donington in
[L.C.C. 1520–31, f. 134d.]
12 June, 1529. I Robert Benet of Donyngton in Holland. I
bequeth to the bying of a crosse to the churche of Donyngton fyve
markes. To the church of Swyneshed fyve markes to on ornament
as the parysh thynkes most neyd of to the pleasure of God. To
Xp'ofer Bennet; John Bennet; Malde Bennet; Alyn Bennet; Ric'
Bennet and Emme Bennet, the chyldren off William Bennet;
Robert Bennet, sone of Alyn Bennet; Agnes Atkyng; Jenet Foster
and Margaret Foster; and John Oky, my servand. I will that my
howse that John Thorp dwellys in at thys tyme, wyth all such landes
that longes to it with in the towne or feld of Donyngton, remane in
the handes of Sir John Pollyn, John Jakson, Thomas Luffe and Robert Luffe, and the advantage therof to remane to Elizabeth Bennet,
my wyff, the terme off hyr lyff; and then I will it remane in the handes
of the same iiij men towarde the fyndyng of a preste prayng for my
soule and all cristen soulys with in the church of Donyngton the space
of lxxxxix yeres; and then I will aftyr it be solde be my executors or
ther assignes, and [folio 135] the money therof to be disposyd with
in the church of Donyngton to the honor of God and all sayntes.
I will that my wyff have my house that Paten wyff dwellys in the
terme of her lyff, kepyng dew reparacions; [remainder] to the
feoffys of our Lady chauntry of Donyngton to the use of the
chauntry preste. I will my wyff have a acre of arable lande lying
in Donyngton felde, holdyn off Mr Merys fee, the terme of hyr lyff,
with a acre of yngrownd lying at Parke Stowe, the terme of her lyff;
[remainder] to Alyn Bennet and to William Bennet to gyff and to
sell. Resydue to Elizabeth Bennet, my wyff, John Jakson and
Robert Luff, whome I make my executors. Thes beyng wyttnesses,
Sir John Gybson, vic' of Donyngton; Alyn Bennyt; William
Foster; John Oky; William Scheryngton; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 25 July, 1529. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Thomas Cowde [of Timberland].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 259.]
12 June, 1529. I Thomas Cowde in Tymberland paryshyng.
My body to be buryed in the church of St. Androy in Tymberland.
And my corsepresent to be gyffyn of my best goodes as use and
custome requiryth. To the hygh alter in Tymberland church xijd.
To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the nonnys of Catley with syster
iijs. iiijd. Resydewe of goodes to my wyff [folio 259d.] and John
Cowde, my sone, which I make my executors. I gyff Mr Robert
Hosey, esquier, for to be supervisor fyve marke to be good to my
wyff and John Cowde, my sone. Wytnes heroff, Sir Robert Dowke;
Robert Therlbek; William Ellerd; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 29 April, 1530. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Robert Wryght [of Miningsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 361.]
13 June, 1529. I Robert Wryght of Mynyngesby. My body
to be buryed in the church or churchyerde of St. Androy of Mynyngesby, with that that the law requiryth to be my mortuary. To
our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To the highe altare of Mynyngesby xxd. To the parysh of Estkyrkby xijd. To the churches
of Hareby, Asgarby, Hameryngham and Claxby. [folio 361d.] To
Jenet my doughter. To Charlys my sone my lande in Hawthorne,
and that the same Charlys and Xp'ofer my sonnys have my fyrme
in Mynyngesby that I holde of the college of Tateshall. To
Xp'ofor my sone my house in Mynyngesby callyd Waynflet house.
To John my sone my house that Barry dwellyth in, wyth the fyrme
that I holde of Mr Sheffelde. I will that Alice my wyff have the
gydyng and delyverance of all the bequethementes to my forsayd
chyldren, and to delyver it to them severally as they shall come to
ther full age. I will that Charlys, Xp'ofer and John my sonnys be
my executors. Wytnes, Sir Thomas Toly, parson; Robert Porter;
Thomas Maltby; Thomas Bray; Thomas Burton; and John
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 31 January, 1531. Admin.
granted to Charles Wright, reserving power to grant to the other
two executors when they shall come.
The testament of William Robertson [of Burton
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 90.]
16 June, 1529. I Will'm Robertson de Burton Hossey. My
body to be buryd with in the churche yerde of St. Androw, and my
best best to be my mortuary after the custume of the countre. To
the high awter of Burton for tithes forgoten viijd. To our Lady
warkes of Lincoln xijd. I wil that my too children Will'm and
George either of theym have cs., and it to be delyvered to Will'm
Howker of Hekyngton of this condicion, that he and one other
honest man wilbe bounden in an obligacion of xxl. to delyver it to
the children [or the survivor] when they shall come at age of xviij
yeres. And if both die afore the said yeres, then I will tha [sic]
Helayne my wif have the one vl., and the other vl. to be disposed
for my soule. I will that Heleyn my wif have the house that I
wonne ynne with the landes to it belongeng and all other commodities for the space of xxti yeres, upholyng it sufficiently. I wil that
either of my said ij children have one cowe of the age of v yeres
olde, to be delyvered to theym when they are xij yere olde, to go
forward to ther profit. To Jenet my yonger doughter. To Agnes
my doughter one foured cote. To Jenet myn eldest doughter vjs.
viijd. [folio 90d.] of the iiij nobles that was in her husband hand,
John Ordyng, that I lent hym. To Elizabeth my doughter xiijs.
iiijd., to be taken of John Brown of Morton, that I lent hym. To
the churchewarkes of Burton half a seme of barly. I wil have a
trentall song for my soule and my wif soule with in the churche of
Burton, for the whiche I bequeth xs. I wil have disposed for my
soule at my buryall day xxs., and other xxs. at my vij day. The
residue I put to the disposicion of Will' Howker of Hekyngton and
Eleyn my wif, whome I make my executours, to dispose my goodes
by the oversight of Simon Robertson. This beyng witnes, Sir John
Jonson; Godfrey Martyn of Scredyngton; Will'm Gildyn of Burton; Richard Huchenson; with other more.
Proved before P., at Sleford, 22 September, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executors.
The testament of Henry Lodge [of the parish of
Holy Rood, Lincoln, baker].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 136d.]
17 June, 1529. I Henry Lodge of the parysh of the Holy
Roode at Gootes in the suburbes of the citie of Lincoln, baker, seyk
in body. To my sones, Xp'ofer Lodge, Thomas Lodge and Robert
Lodge, and my doughter, Mare Lodge, and the chylde wich Helyn
my wyff goyth bounden with all, when as they shall come to laufull
age of mariage; and I will that the forsayd legaces hole remayn
from on chylde to an nother longest lyffyng; [remainder to] be holy
dysposyd to a preste to syng and pray for my soule, ther soulys and
all crysten soulys in the church of Holy Rood. Resydue to Helene
Lodge, my wyff, apon that condicion that she do bryng up and
fynde my sayd chyldren withowt enny mynyshyng of there legaces
unto thay be at laufull age of mariage, whome I make executrix. And
I will that Robert Vrry of the citie of Lincoln, baker, and Rob't
Wright of the same, tanner, be supervisors. To Sir Robert Maxson,
my gostly father, xijd. Thes wyttenes, Sir Robert Maxson; Robert
Vrry; Robert Wryght; John Roderam; John Welcom; and John
Lamme; with other.
Proved before P., in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 10 August,
1529. Admin. granted to the executrix.
The testament of Richard Talbot of Tevelby.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 166d.]
19 June, 1529. I Richerd Talbot of Tevylby. My body to be
buryed in the parysh church of All Halloys of Tevelby, with that to
be my mortuary that law and custome requiryth. To the reparacions
of our mother church of Lincoln iijs. iiijd., and to the high alter of
the same church xijd. To our Lady Frerys of Lincoln xijd. To the
blak frerys of the same xijd. To the gray frerys of Grymesby xijd.
To the Augustyne frerys of the same xijd. To the high alter in the
parysh church of Tevelby ijs. To Kyrmond, Staynton and Beyllesby
churches. To Richerd Talbot iijl., Sybill Talbot xls., and Alice
Talbot xls., [folio 167] and yff it happen any of them to departe owt
of thys worlde afore they cum at laufull age, that then the parte of
them so dying to go to the use of the survivers. To the church of
Tevelby for a cope to be bought to the same iijl. To Sir Gowyn
Talbot xxs. and a sylver spone. To Robert Lacy. To John Talbot,
my sone. To William Talbot, my sone, vj sylver sponys and a
mazer. I will that a prest be found to syng and celebrat for the
helth of my soule and all crysten soulys one halff yere, and to have
to hys wagys ls., yff my goodes will extende therto. To William
Talbot, my sonne, to hym, hys heyres and assignes, on house with
all that belonges therunto within the towne and feldys of Tevelby,
wich house lieth betwyx the land of Thomas Fotherby of the este
parte, and the landes late William Baldok of the west and north
partes, buttyng south upon the commen way; and on messuage with
thappurtenaunces, set and lying at Comerawhill, next betwyx the
landes late Thomas Fotherby of the west partie, and the commen
way of the south parte; and on other messuage with all the appurtenaunces, lying in Tevelby, next betwyx the landes late Thomas
Knyghttes, esquier, of the south partie, and the commen ways of
the est and north partes, and abbuttes upon Cafforth layne of the
west partie. To John Talbot, my sone, to hym, hys heyres and
assignes, too messuages with the appurtenaunces, lying in Tevelby,
betwyx the landes late Thomas Knyghttes of the est partie, and the
commen lane ther of the weste partie, buttyng uppon the felde
aganst the north, and the commen way aganst the south; and also
all my landes, medoy and pasture with thappurtenaunces, lying on
the northsyde of Tevelby, Holbraysyke and Northynges; with iiij
pecys of pastur callyd Barnard Staynges, contenyng viij rodes; and
a pece of medoy in the est Carr of the pastures of Tevelby, conteynyng in brede xxixty foote and a halff. The resydue of all my
landes [folio 167d.] within the towne and feldes of Tevelby and
otherwhere within the countie of Lincoln I gyff unto the forsayd
William Talbot to have and to holde to hym, hys heyres and
assygnes for ever. The resydue of my goodes to the forsayd John
and William, whome I orden my executors; with the supervision
off William Hill of Tevelby, whome I make supervisor. Wytnes
wherof, Syr Jamys Wallys, vicar of Tevelby; Richerd Walker;
Thomas Bayerd; Thomas Walche; William Toynton; and other
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 17 June, 1530. Admin. granted
to the executors.
The testament of Robert Boswell [of Ulceby by Barnetby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 97d.]
20 June, 1529. I Robert Boswell of Ulceby. I wytt to Sir
William Taylor of the Augustyns frearys of Grymesby xs. to syng a
trentall of messys for my soule. I witt to Christopher Boswell, my
brother, xls., yff he will make my wyff a quietance; yff he will not,
I will he have no penyworth of my goodes. I witt to William
Boswell, my brother, xiijs. iiijd. I wytt to John Boswell, my brother
son, iiijl., the wych was hys father legacy, and to Catheryne Boswell
and Agnes Boswell, hys systers, iiijl., [apiece] wich was their father
legacy. I witt to Elizabeth Boswell, my doughter, xx mark of
money and a mazer, [etc.], and Anne my wyff att her awn proper
costes shall fynd her unto she be off age. Residue of goodes to my
wyff, whome I make my executrix. Wyttnes, Sir William Hogson,
my curat; William Stevenson; and John Hacchet; with other
Proved before P., at Caistor, 30 September, 1529. Admin.
granted to the executrix.