Lincoln wills
1531 (April)

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1930

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'Lincoln wills: 1531 (April)', Lincoln Wills: volume 3: 1530-1532 (1930), pp. 125-135. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53729 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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1531 (April)

[L.C.C., 1520–31,f. 359.]

1 April, 1531. I William Holme of Rande, seke in body, make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed wythin the churche off Rande. To the high alter of Rande for tithys forgottyn one of my best kye. To the high alter of our Lady church of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady warkes of the churche of Lincoln xijd. To Robert Holme. To sir Rawff Holme prest xls. To the coveryng of the steple over the bellys of Rande xxxs. To the church of Rande one koy to fynde a light before our Lady in the north yle for evermore. To Catheryn Vyllessay. To Edward Holme, Thomas Holme, John Smyth, Rawff Smyth, Thomas Smyth, Jane Smyth. The resydue of my goodes to Catheryne Holme my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose for my soule helthe. Thes wytnes then present, sir Edwarde Fulnethby the parson of Rande; William Lery; Robert Holme; and other moy.

Proved before P., at Wragby, 24 April, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of T. Dykson [of South Thoresby].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 302d.]

2 April, 1531. I Thomas Dykson of Thoresby makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the churchyerde of Thoresby, with my mortuary that the lawe will. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare in Thoresby churche viijd. To the church warke of Calsby iiijd. To the church warke of Helloy iiijd. To John my sonne. To Agnes my doughter. The resydue of my goodes I put to the disposicion of Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and sir John Hill parson supervisor. Thes wittnes, William Todde and Thomas Johnson with other.

Proved before P., at Grenefelde, 10 May, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of Jenyt Mell [of Friskney].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 301.]

2 April, 1531. I Jenet Mell of Fryskney makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys of Fryskeney. To the warkes of our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To our Lady gylde off Fryskney iiijd. To Corpus Xp'i gylde in the same churche iiijd. To the Roode gylde in the same churche vjd. To the church warkes of Fryskney xxd. To the bellys iiijd. To the church warkes of Kele xxd. To the church warkes of Thorpe xxd. To our Lady of Mydylgate iiijd. To the fatherles chylder at st Catheryns iiijd. To Jane, Thomas, William, Elizabeth, and Isabell Wyotson. To Elizabeth Wyotson my doughter. To Isabell and Agnes Smyth. To Agnes Smyth Robert my sonne wyff. To every one of ther chylder. To Robert Trowtyng my godsun. To Jenet Mell my goddoughter. To William [folio 301d.] Smyth, Agnes Smyth, Elizabeth Wiotson, Jane Wyotson. To sir Robert Westmellys preste. To sir John Wale preste. To Isabell Smyth my doughter one harnest gerdyll, [etc.]. To Elizabeth Wyotson my doughter my best beades with the juelles, [etc.]. To Agnes Smyth of Thorpe. To Agnes Smyth my goddoughter. To Elizabeth Wyotson my goddoughter. To Elizabeth my doughter. To Margaret Godfray. To Jenet Thyrbek. To Laurence Wyotson. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to Robert Smyth of Thorpe and Thomas Smyth of Fryskeney my sonnys, whome I make my executors to dispose the sayd goodes for the helth of my soule by the councell of sir Robert Westmelles prest, whome I make supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John Wayle prest; Thomas Godfrey; Thomas Westmelles; with many other.

Proved before P., at Parteney, 10 May, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of John Warter [of Kirkby on Bain].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 299d.]

2 April, 1531. I John Warther [sic] of the parysh of Kyrkby Bayn, husbandman, makes my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of our Lady at Kyrkby. To the high alter of Kyrkby for forgottyn and wytholdyn tithys xijd. To our Lady off Lincoln warkes viijd. V messys to be done at Boston at Scala celi. To the churchwarke of Kyrkby vs. To Robert Scherpe my godsone ijs. To a preste to do a trentall off messys for the helthe of my soule xs. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to Margery my wyff, whome I make my executrix, with supervysyng off William Wymond, to dispose for the helthe of my soule as they thynke best. Thes wytnes, John Norssy; Richerde Wylamson; Richerd Dayste; and John Pollarde; wyth other moy.

Proved before P., at Horncastle, 8 May, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of T. Wenterton [of Burgh le Marsh].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 301d.]

2 April, 1531. I Thomas Wenterton of Burgh make my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Peter of Burgh. To the high altare for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the church warke vjs. viijd. To the reparacions of our Lady chapell iijs. iiijd. To the canons of Bollyngton xijd. To the nonnys of the same xijd. To Robert Rutter xxs., and to hys wyff vjs. viijd., and to William Rutter hys sone iijs. iiijd., and to John hys sone iijs. iiijd. To Agnes my syster iijs. iiijd., [etc]. To Alice my syster iijs. iiijd. To the blynde wenche that is with Robert Rutter v yerdes blankyt. To the iiij orders of frerrys of Boston xls., that is to every house xs.—to every prest of every house iiijd., and every novys ijd., the resydue therof be for the reparacions of the place as the priors of the placys thynkes best. I will that iijs. iiijd. be done in messys for my soule and all crysten soulys. I will that xxvjs. viijd. be done for me at my buryall day yff it may be gottyn of my dettes, or ellys as shortely as it may be gottyn. To Robert Mathewe bocher vjs. viijd. of thys condicion that he pay to Robert Rutter xxvjs. viijd. off my buryall day or ellys within xxxty days aftyr, yf not he for to pay it when hys day commys hys hole dette to the sayd Robert Rutter. To John Rutter the elder vjs. viijd. To hys wyffe iijs. iiijd. To hys chylder iijs. iiijd. To Margaret Rutter iijs. iiijd. To Robert Magnus xxd. To hys wyff xxd. To Catheryne hys doughter iijs. iiijd. To sir John Pychell iijs. iiijd. To Xp'ofer Wentterton xs. The resydue of my goodes I will that Robert Rutter gether them up at my days, who I make my executor, to fulfyll thys my last will and dispose them for the welthe of my soule by the mynde of sir John Pechyll who I make supervisor. Wytnes, Robert Quadryng; Richerd Brig; John Berber; Robert Mathew; Robert Magnus; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Parteney, 10 May, 1531, by the executor.

The testament of Robert Howet [of Swallow].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 353.]

3 April, 1531. I Robert Howet of the parysh of Swallo makyth and ordnyth thys present for my full and last will. My body to be buryed in the church of st Savior in the sayd Swallo. To our mother church off Lincoln xijd. To our Lady warkes ther xijd. To the sayd church of Swallo xiijs. iiijd. To the high alter in the sayd church xijd. To Margaret my doughter aftyr the decease of her mother xxs., [etc.]. To every one of my godchylder iiijd. To John Butler. To John Bell vs. To George my servant iiijd. To a preste for a trentall xs. To the parson of the sayd towne for tithes and offerynges herbefore necgligently forgotten vjs. viijd. For my sepulture vjs. viijd. The resydue of all my goodes I will my executors dispose for my soule, [etc.], and in performyng of the same I make Jenet my wyff and Richarde my sonne for my executors. In wytnes herof, sir Walter Curtes; Richerd Hyll; William Vrrey; John Lecka; Richerde Snydall; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Grymesby, 27 April, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of Henry Brandon [of Long Bennington].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 355d.]

4 April, 1531. I Henry Brandon of Bennyngton makes my testament. My body to be buried in the churchyard of st Swithin. To the reparation of the church of the blessed Mary of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altar of Bennyngton iiijd. To the altar of the blessed Mary ijd. To the altar of st Thomas ijd. To the fenbrig iiijd. Item the cawsey iiijd. To the chapel of the blessed Mary iiijd. To the chapel of Claypole vjd. To William Brandon my son. To James Brandon. To Thomas Brandon. To Brigit my maid. The residue of my goods to Joan my wife and John Gammill, whom I make my executors, etc. Witnesses, Thomas Robertes junior; William Whytyng. Dated at Bennyngton as above.

Proved before P., at Ancaster, 5 May, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of Robert Honnyngton [of Moulton].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 241d.]

4 April, 1531. I Robert Honnyngton of Multon, seke of body, makes my testament and my last will. My body to be buryed within the churchyerde of All Halloys in Multon. I bequeth in the name of my mortuary that the law will now require. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To st Catheryns withowt the wallys at Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare in Multon for tithys forgottyn [folio 242] xxd. To iij commune lighttes in Multon vjd., that is to say to every on of them ijd. To the Sconce light in Multon ijd. To the church warke of Multon ijs. To Margaret my wyff a cotage of freholde wich was sumtyme William Munforth; also a pasture that was Munforth, and fyve acres of landes that was Roger Westes, the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease I wyll that they remayn to my sonne Simon and to hys heyres of hys body; and yff he dy withowt heyres of hys body then they shall remayn to Jane my doughter and to her heyres of her body. I wyll as sone as my sonne Simon hath heyres of hys body that he pay to my doughter Jane xxvjs. viijd. To my sone Simon iij acres of coppy holde lande in fee symple the wich I bought late of Thomas Hyll. To Margaret my wyff the croppe that now is sawne of the foresayd iij acres. I will that a trentall be done in the parysh churche of Multon for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys. The resydew of my goodes I gyff them to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrice to dispose for the helth of my soule and all crysten soulys. I wyll that Robert Nicoll be supervisor, and have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Thes men be the testes, sir Xp'ofer Wryght; Robert Angell; Thomas Carter; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 23 May, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of Robert Emundson [of Theddlethorpe St Helen].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 394.]

5 April, 1531. I Robert Emundson of the paryshe of st Helene of Thedilthorpe makyth thys my last will and testament. My body to have the sepulture in the churche yerde of st Helene above namyd. To the high altare iijs. iiijd. To the picture of our [folio 394d.] Lady standyng in our Lady qwere in the same churche a yowe and iiijd. To st Nicholes in the same churche iiijd. To the buyldyng of the steple ther ixs. vjd. To the warkes off our mother churche of Lincoln xijd. To the bellys in the parysche churche off All Halloys of Thedylthorpe xxd. To the parysh churche off Mabilthorpe xijd. To the high altare in the parysh churche off Stane xijd. To the churche warkes of st Margaret off Wetherne vjs. viijd. To William my sonne vjl. xiijs. iiijd. I will that John Carter shall have the kepyng of him and of hys legacy to he cum to the age of mariage. To John my sun vjl. xiijs. iiijd. I will that George Emundson my father shall have the kepyng off him and of hys legacy unto he cum to the age of mariage. To Jenet my doughter vjl. xiijs. iiijd. and I will that Helene my wyff have the custody of her and of her legacy to she cum to the age of maryage. I will that yff William my sun dye or he cum to the forsayd age I will that John my sun shall have hys hole legacy when he cumyth to the age of mariage. I will that yff it fortune John my sun to dye or he cum to the sayd age I will that William my sun shall have hys hole legacy when he cumyth to the age of mariage. And yff they bothe dye or they cum to the forsayd age then I will that bothe ther legaces schall be done in good warkes of charite for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys at the mynde of my executor. I will that yff Jenet my doughtter dy or sche cum to the age of mariage then I will that William and John my ij sonnys shall have her legacy when they cum to the age off mariage. And yff all my sayd chylder dye or they cum to ther sayd age then I will that all ther legaces shall be done in good warkes of charite for my soule and all crysten soulys att the discrescion of my executores. [Provision in case Helen, the testator's wife, shall be with child]. [folio 395]. [Provision that the children's guardians shall find sufficient sureties]. To Helene my wyff xiijl. vjs. viijd. to be payd in money or in catell whether sche will have, and all my housholde stuff as it standes, [etc.]. To George Emundson my father. To my mother. To Richerde and William my brothers. To Alice, Jenet, and Margaret my systers. To Margaret Carter wyff of John Carter. To John Carter my servant. I will that a preste schall be hyeryd to pray for my soule and all crysten soules the space of a yere, and to have vl. vjs. viijd. The resydue of my goodes I leffe in the handes of John Carter, John Whyte, Richerd Emundson, whom I make my executors that they may well and truly dispose all suche goodes as shall remayn of thys my last will parte to my pore frendes and in other good warkes of charite for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys, and sir Thomas Gylbe to be the supervisor. Thes ar the recorde of thys present will, sir Thomas Gylbe curat; Richerd Browne; John Rodayll; John Hammarton; William Hogeson; with other mo.

Proved before P., at Tottyll, II May, 1531.

Richard Terwhit [of Gainsborough].

[Stow, 1531–56, p. 338.]

5 April, 1531. I Richerd Terwhitt of Gaynsbrough, hole of mynd and perfyte of remembraunce, maketh and ordeyneth this my testament and last will. My bodye to be buryed wth in the church of Allhallowes in Gaynsbrough. To the hye alter of Allhallowes iijs. iiijd. I will that therbe a solempne diryge wth masse at the day of my buryall, and vijs. to be delte to pore folke in bread and ayle the same daye. To Henry Tirwhite my sonne yf he be alyue xls. and to Henry Clayton my syster sonne xls., of the wch iiijl. ther ys in the handes of my syster Jenett Clayton of Cawood v marke. Item a mayre beinge at Dodington, the wch mayre I will that my said syster haue and she to paye the hole iiijl. to the two childer aforesaid, and yf it happen ether of them to departe out of this world I will that the hole iiijl. remayne to the longer lyuer of them, and yf so be that they bothe departe out of this world afore the said iiijl. be delyueryd to them, I will that the said iiijl. remayne to the handes of myne executors, and they to destribute and dispose yt to the health of my sowle and all the sowles that I am bound to pray for. The residewe of my goodes not bequeathed I will that they be at the gouernanc of sir Richerd Harpam the parson of Springthrope, Roberte Maye, and John Nixson seruantes to my Lord Borowe, whome I make myne executors, that they shall dispose the goodes for the health of my sowle and all christian sowles, and they to haue xs. for ther labour. Wittnes herof, mr Thomas Brough of Gaynsbrouge aforesaid; mr doctor Topliffe vicar of the same; sir Simond Wallington capellanus of the same; John Marshall of the same; wth many mooe.

Proved at Owston, 16 June, 1531.

The testament of Simon Paulyn [of Wyberton].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 237.]

6 April, 1531. I Simon Paulyn of Wyberton make thys my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the churche of st Leogerde in Wyberton. To our mother churche of Lincoln vjd. To the high altare in Wyberton church viijd. To the altare of st Catheryne [folio 237d.] there iiijd. To the altare of st Anne there viijd. To the altare of our Lady there iiijd. To Elizabeth my wyff thre stong lande lying in Wyberton the terme of her lyff naturall, and aftyr her decease to Alice my doughter here heyres and assygnes for ever. To the same Alice too pare of flaxen schetes, one of them with a blak lace of sylke, too pyllos of the best, one bed hyngyng, one meateclothe of flaxyn, [etc.]. Yff the sayd Alice my doughter decease before sche cum at laufull age I will the sayd iij stong lande be equally devydyd emonges my brother William Leyff chyldren; and yff it fortune them all to decease before they cum at laufull age, I will the sayd iij stong lande be solde by the next of the kyn and the money therof recyvyd to be disposyd in dedes of charite for the helthe of my soule, my sayd wyff soule, and all crysten soulys. To my brother William Leyff. To hys wyff, and to Adlarde Leyff ther sonne. To every one off my godchyldren. The resydue of my goodes I put them in the disposicion of Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix. I will William Leyff be supervisor. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Richerd Stevenson and sir John Orton prestes; Thomas Ball; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Swyneshed, 22 May, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of W. Rycardson of St Cuthbert's, [Lincoln].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 349d.]

7 April, 1531. I William Richardson of the paryshyng of st Cuthbert ordens and makes my will. My body to be buryed within the church of st Cuthbertes, and I gyff therfore vjs. viijd. To the high alter in the same churche xxd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iiijd. To Thomas Crysty my prentys a floyt, a graver, and a hatchet. I will that a trentall of messys be done for my soule the day of buryall, and I gyff therfore xs. The resydue of my goodes I will that they be praysyd and then to be devydyd in thre partes, one parte to Jenet my wyffe, the secunde parte to my chylder, the thyrde parte to be disposyd for the well off my soule and all crysten soules. And yff that any of my chylder dye within age, the halffe of that parte shall remane to the other chylder and the other parte to be dysposed for our soulys and for all crysten soulys. To sir William Moyses iijs. iiijd. to be good to Jenet my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and the aforesayd sir William Moyses to be supervisor. Wytnes herof, sir Thomas Crosfelde; Edward Crosfelde; Hugh Manser; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 April, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of John Longcastre [of Lincoln].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 295d.]

8 April, 1531. I sir John Longcastre, preste, seke in body, makes my last mynde and testament. My body to be buryed within the churche of the Frerys Domynyckes within the cite of Lincoln, and the sayd frerys to have for my buryall xs. To the prior of the same frerys iijs. iiijd. To the convent of the same iijs. iiijd. I will ther be done of the day of my buryall a trentall off messes. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the churche of st Peters at Pley xijd. To the other iij orders of frerys in Lincoln iche of them xxd. I will that a preste do syng for my soule and all crysten sollys the space of iij yeres, and he to have every yere for hys salary vl., and dayly to say placebo and dirige. I wyll that iiij prestes bere me to the churche, and iche one of them to have for ther labor viijd. I will that ther be viij quartern candyllys at my buryall and vj torchys, and my executors to pay for the waste of them. The resydewe of all my goodes I gyff to the dysposicion of sir Thomas Ellys preste and William Sowthe fysher of the citie of Lincoln, whome I orden my executors, to dispose my goodes for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys and other of them to have for ther labor xs. I will that Thomas Burton yonger be my supervisor, and to have for hys labor xs. Wytnes werof, sir William Smythe, sir Thomas Frere prestes; Xp'ofer Smythe bocher; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 19 March, 1531–2.

The testament of John Almonson [of Boston].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 242d.]

9 April, 1531. I John Almonson of Boston, draper, makyth my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of saint Botulphe in Boston. To the highe altare of Boston viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the fatherles chylder ijd. To the gylde of seven martirs iiijd. To Elizabeth my wyff the house yt I dwell in for the space of xij yeres, and then I will it remayn to John Almanson my eldest sone; and yff it fortune him to dye or the sayd yeres be expiryd, I will the house remayn to William my sone, and so from William to my doughters aftyr the forme abouesayd, that is to say euery one to be other heyres. To the reparacion of the house of the Whyte frerys ijd. To euery one of my chylder xls. a chylde for ther chyldys parte. The resydue of all my goodes my dettes payd I bequeth unto Elizabeth my wyff, wich I make full and hole executrix to dispose and do wt them as she thynkes best for the helth of my soule. Also I orden and make sir William Almonson my brother and William Paynter my unkyll supervisors. Thes beryng wytnes, sir Otuell Cowper; frere Edwarde Watson prior of the Whyte frerrys; and William Bollys; wt many other.

Proved before P., at Boston, 24 May, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of T. Crayne [of South Ormsby].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 393d.]

10 April, 1531. I Thomas Crayn of Sowthormesby makyth my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Leonerde in Southormesby, with that that the lawe requyryth in the name off my mortuary. To the high altare for forgottyn tithys iiijd. To the churchwarke of the same xijd. To the gylde of st Jamys in the same halff a quarter off barley. To our Lady in our mother churche of Lincoln vjd. To the churchewarke of the same vjd. To our Lady light in the churche off Brynkyll. To Jenet Crayn vjs. viijd., [etc.]. To Jenet my wyff yff sche kepe her unmaryed all the remanent of my goodes unbequethyd, and yff sche mary I will that John my sonne and Jenet my doughtter shall have halffe with her to them and to theyr chylder. The which Jenet my wyff and John my sonne I make my executors to dispose for the helthe of my soule and all my good frendes soulys and for all crysten soulys. Thes wytnes, Richerd Stapulforthe prest; Henry Hurn preste; William Helwys; Thomas Wycam.

Proved before P., at Horncastle, 8 May, 1531.

The testament of Richard Kent [of Long Leadenham].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 356.]

11 April, 1531. I Richerd Kente makes and ordens thys my will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Swythine in Longledenham. To the high alter for tithys forgottyn viijd. To our Lady light in Ledenham xijd. To our Lady warkes in Lincoln xijd. To Robert Newcum. To my mother my yron bounde wayn. To vij of John Newcom chylder [folio 356d.] every on xijd., sum vijs. To Edmund Newcom ij chylder ether of them xijd., sum ijs. To John Thomlynson xijd. To the bying off a grale booke to the church of Ledenham iijs. iiijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln every on iiijd., sum xvjd. The resydue of my goodes I bequeth to my mother and Edmund Newcom and John Newcom, whome I make my executors, and at they dispose for the helthe of my soule as it shall please them best. Wytnesses, William Gardoys; John Londesdale; and John Tomlynson; with other.

Proved before P., at Ancastr', 5 May, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of Margaret Sheffelde [of South Elkington].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 405.]

11 April, 1531. I Margaret Sheffelde, videw, makys my last will. My body to be buryd in the churche of All Halloys in Southelkyngton. I bequeth a lyn shete to the highe altare of Southelkyngton; ij sylver sponys to William Hoblethorne and hys wyff; one sylver spone to the vicare off Southelkyngton; a masser and a sylver spone to Jamys Browne; one altare clothe of dyaper to our Lady altare in the churche of Southelkyngton. To John Bloxham vjs. viijd. To Robert Bekeryng vjs. viijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To our Lady of Alvyngham viijd. To st Augustyn viijd. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to William More and Agnes hys wyff, whome I make my executors. Thes beyng wytnes, Jamys Bieche vicare of Southelkyngton; George Smyth; Jamys Smyth; John Lynley; Robert Browne; with other moo.

Proved before P., in the cathedral church of Lincoln, 29 July, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of W. Anton [of Hundleby].

[L.C.C. 1520–31, f. 300d.]

12 April, 1531. I William Anton of Hundylby makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of Hundylby, wt that that the lawe requiryth to be my mortuary. To our Lady of Hundylby vjd. To the church of Hundylby vjd. To our mother churche of Lincoln xviijd. To Agnes my wyff iiij kye, ij calves, x yowes, and x lammys. To the sayd Agnes one baye fole of iij yeres olde and iij swyne, also a mashing tubbe, ij gylyng tubbys, one ambre, one arke, [etc.]. And yff the sayd Agnes do departe frome Simond my sone, then I wyll the iij tubbys do remane to the sayd Simon; and aftyr the decease of the sayd Agnes I will that the sayd gret arke to remane to Margaret my doughter; and yff that she do dye before she be maryed, then I will that the sayd gret arke do remane to Simon, my sone. To Agnes my wyff and Margaret my doughter all my pewter vessell equally to be devydyd betwyxt them. To Thomas my sone ij yowes, [etc.]. To Jenet Anton the doughter of Thomas Anton a cowe. To Elizabeth Woodrofe a yowe and a lamme. To Margaret wyff unto Simon Anton a brasse potte of ij gallons, [etc.]. To our Lady gylde of Hundylby one schepe. The resydew of my goodes not gyffyn nor bequethyd my dettes payd and my will fulfyllyd I gyff them to Simon my sone, whome I mak my executor. In wytnes herof, sir Robert Dawson, vicar; Robert Jenkynson; Thomas Wryght; Libeus Smyth; wt other moy.

Proved before P., at Spillesby, 10 May, 1531, by the executor.

The testament of John Smyth [of Wellow].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 354.]

12 April, 1531. I John Smyth of Lath Garthys in the parysh of st Augustyn and st Olyff next Grymesby makes my testament. My body to be buryed in the monastery of st Augustyn and st Olyff of Welhoo next Grymesby. To the parysh alter iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To our Lady warke off Lincoln iiijd. To Elizabeth my wyff all my landes and tenementes within the towne and felde off Brygeslay excepte iiij acres of lande the wich I bought of sir Robert Lowe, wich iiij acres I gyff to Elizabeth my wyff the thyrde parte terme of her lyff. To Thomas Smyth my sonne all my housys and landes aftyr the decease of my wyff excepte the forsayd iiij acres. To William my sonne one close lying in Brygeslay, of wich close I will that my wyff have the thyrde duryng her lyffe, and aftyr her decease my sonne Wylliam to have holy the close and the iiij acres. To Margaret my doughter xxs., [etc.]. To Emme my doughter xxs., [etc.]. To Isabell my doughter xls., [etc.]. To Agnes my doughter xls., [etc.]. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Elizabeth my wyff, whome I make my executrix that she shall dispose thame for the helth of my soule, [etc.], as I have gyffyn her informacion. Thes men beyng wytnes, sir William Kyrkby; John Grenefelde; Robert Reyfflay; William Browne; and other moy.

Proved before P., at Grymesby, 27 April, 1531, by the executrix.

The testament of Edmund Knyght [of Skellingthorpe].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 329d.]

21 April, 1531. I Edmund Knyght off Skellynghope beyng in hole mynde and save dredyng dethe makyth my laste will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church of st Laurence of Skellynghope. Therto I bequeth vjs. viijd. For forgottyn tithys ijs. To our Lady warke of Lincoln xijd. To Hugh my sonne. To Howes my doughter. To Jenet my doughter. To Humfray my sonne. To every one of my sonnys chyldren. To the vicare. [folio 330]. The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to my wyff Jenet, and she to be my executrix, and Hugh my sonne with her, to dispose for the helthe of my soule. Wytnes theroff, sir Robert Kyppas; Jamys Langton; Bartholomew Tuffyn; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 16 June, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of Richard Parker [of Grainsby].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 280d.]

23 April, 1531. I Richerd Parker makes thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed within the churchyerde in Granesby, with my dew mortuary aftyr custome. To our Lady of Lincoln ijd. and to our Lady warkes ijd. To the churche of Granesby halffe one acre barly. To st Nicholes iiijd. To the parson halff a quarter malte. The resydew of my goodes my dettes payd to be devydyd in thre partes, the one parte for my buryall, the secund parte to my wyff, the thyrde parte to my chyldren. I make Jenet my wyff and Robert Parker my sonne executors. Wytnesses, George Byillesby parson of Granesby; William Waltham; John Bemonde; Thomas Stevynson; John Arke[ll]; with other moy.

Proved before P., at Grymesby, 14 November, 1531.

The testament of Nicholas Ellers [of Theddlethorpe All Saints].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 271.]

24 April, 1531. I Nicholes Ellers of Thedilthorpe makes thys my last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde off All Halloys of Thedylthorp aforesayd. To the high altare of All Halloys iiijd. To the warkes of our blessyd Lady of Lincoln ijd. To the blessyd hed off holy st Hugh of Lincoln ijd. To Nicholes Ellers my fader vjs. viijd. To every one of my chyldren singularly by ther selff a yowe and a lamme. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Jenet my wyff that she may dispose it for the helthe of my soule and all my frendes soulys. I make Jenet my wyff executrix. I will that William Lyesthorpe and John Cowper be the supervisors, and thay shall have iijs. iiijd for ther labor. Thes wytnesses, sir Nicholes Bonner vicar; Robert Heryng; George Woer; and other moy.

Proved before P., at Alford, 16 April, 1532.

Richard Steuenson [of Crowle].

[Stow, 1531–56, p. 345.]

27 April, 1531. I Richard Steuenson of Crowle, hole of mynd and remembraunce, ordaynes and makes my last will and testament. I witt my sowle to allmightie God to his mother Marye and to all the sayntes in heauen, and my bodye to be buryed wth in the church yeard of st Oswald marter in Crowle. To the hye alter of the said church iiijd. To our Ladye of Lincoln jd. The residewe of all my goodes not witt I geue to Jenatt my wyfe and John my sonne, whome I makes my faythfull executores for to dispose for my sowle. Thes wittnesses, sir Roberte Glewe, curate; Thomas Dynchdayle; Harrye Steuenson; John Tuttyll; wth other mooe.

Proved at Owston, 16 June, 1531.

The testament of John Bayte [of Fishtoft].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 395d.]

28 April, 1531. I John Bate the elder off the parysh of st Guthlac of Tofte makes my testament concludyng in it my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Guthlak, and for my mortuary that the lawe and the custome of the kyng schall require. To the onornament of the blessyd sacrament ther iiijd. For tithys forgottyn ther iiijd. To the good and proffitable warkes of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To st Catheryns ther ijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in Boston ij schepe equally to be devydyd emong them at the Natiuitie of our Lady nexte insewyng. To Jenet Bate my doughtter in lawe. To Luce Gybson. To Robert Bate sun of Richerd Bate. I will that a trentall be sung within the churche of Tofte for my soule and all my good frendes soulys continually aftyr my deceasse. To Elizabeth my wyff my house the whiche I wonne in with v roode of pasture lying under it and iij roode off arable lande lying at Brode Grenys and halff one acre on the Hye gate the terme of her lyff, and aftyr her deceasse the sayd house with the v roode pasture shall remayn to John Bate my sonne and to the heyres of hys body; [remainder] to Robert Bate my sonne and to hys heyres off hys body. To Robert Bate my sonne aftyr the deceasse of hys mother iij roode arable lande lying at Brode Grenys and halff an acre one the high gate to hym and hys heyres of hys body; [remainder] unto John Bate my sonne and to the heyres of hys body. And yff it fortune the forsayd John and Robert my sonnys to deceasse withowt heyres of ther bodys [folio 396] then I will the sayd house and lande be solde and the money therof takyn for to be expspendyd in syngyng of prestes and in other charitable dedes within the churche of Tofte for my soule and all my good frende soulys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff them holy to John Bate and Robert Bate my sonnys, whome I make my executors for to dispose for the helth of my soule and my good frendes soulys as they shall thynke best to the pleas' of God. Thes wytnesses, sir John Tateshall; Robert Wyffyn; Robert Broune; and Rabdyke [sic] the elder; with other mo yff nede require.

Proved before P., at Boston, 24 May, 1531, by the executors.

The testament of Robert Vero [of Croft].

[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 330d.]

30 April, 1531. I Robert Vero of Crofte makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of All Halloys in Crofte. To my curat in the name of my mortuary to pray for me xiijs. iiijd. To the high altare in Crofte for tithys forgottyn viijd. To our Lady altare xijd. To the bellys xijd. To our Lady altare in Lincoln xijd. To our Lady warke viijd. To every religiose house of the frerys in Boston vjd. I witt xs. for a trentall of messys to be sayd at Scala celi in Boston for my soule and all crystyn soulys. To Alice my wyff my housholde holy, [etc.]. To every one of my fyve chyldren iiijl. at the age of xxjty yeres or ellys at suche tyme as my executors thynkes proffyt for them, [etc.]. To Thomas my sone. To Thomas Grymstone my godsun a yeryng stawk. To every of my godchylder in Crofte. To Robert Hall. Also thys my last will and goodes I put them holy in the handes of sir John Vero and Stevyn Grymstone, whome I make my executors, and for ther labor xiijs. iiijd. and the rewarde of God. Wytnessyth sir Thomas Russyll curate; sir Thomas Banester; John Halyn; William Broune; Robert Hall.

Proved before P., at Lincoln, 23 June, 1531, by the executors.