The testament of Richard Ray [of Grantham].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 365.]
1 June, 1531. I Richerd Ray makes my last will. My body to
be buryd within the church of st Wulfran of Grantham. To the moste
[sic] and blessyd sacrament for discharge of my conscience ijs. To our
mother church of Lincoln for my oblacion xijd. To the fatherles chylder
of st Catheryn xijd. To the church warke of Grantham ijs. All the
resydew of my goodes I gyff them unto my wyff, whome I make executrix
to se my dettes payd and me brought furthe as she thynkes best for the
helth of my soule and all my good frendes soulys. Wytnes herof, sir
Thomas Newton; William Marshall; Thomas Woodcroft; with others;
and William Marshall to be my supervisor.
Proved before P., at Grantham, 17 October, 1531.
The testament of John Schort [of Waltham].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 280d.]
6 June, 1531. I John Schortt of Waltam makes my testament
and last will. My body to be berryd within the churche yerde of Allhawlos
of Waltham with that at be dew to the churche. To the hye alter within
the churche of Waltham for forgottyn tithys ijs. To the belles in the
sayd churche iiijd. To owr moder churche of Lincoln iiijd. To owr
Ladys worke in the sayde churche ijd. To Agnes my davther. To
Katheryn my doutter. To William my son. To Thomas my sone.
To Elyn Schortt my wyffe my howssys and land the qwiche I have
within cownte [sic] and feld of Waltham for the terme of hir lyffe, and
affter her decesse I wyll that William my sown have all the sayde howces
and lond to him and his erres. The residowe of my gudes not wyt I
beqwithe to Elyn my wyffe and to Thomas Eryn, qwhom I make myne
exsectures at tha may dysposse it for the helthe of my sowle. Wyttnes,
sir William Yoff (fn. 1) ; Hew Schortt; Franscys Gren; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Grymesby, 14 November, 1531.
The testament of Robert Wyborne [of Fosdyke].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 10d.]
6 June, 1531. I Robert Wyborne of Fosdyke, wyver, make my
testament. I gyff my soule [etc.], and my body, [etc.], wt my mortuary,
[etc.]. To the high altare ijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln ijd. To
st Catheryns ijd. To the churchwarkes of Fosdyke xijd. To Cybell
my doughter a gret chyst without fete and xxs. to be payd unto her at
the day of her maryage by thandes of her mother. To Stephyn my
eldest sun xxs. [etc.], to be payd vnto hym when he cumyth to laufull
age by thandes of hys mother. To Jamys my yongest sun xxs. to be
payd as aforesaid. I will yff any of theym dy or they come to laufull age
that the parte of the dede be devydyd equally emonges the qwyk; yff
they all dy and my wyffe lyff, then I will that she shall haue all ther
partes. The resydue of my goodes, my body brought to the grounde,
all the iij days with messe and dirige, and my dettes paid I gyff to Cecill
my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose at her frewyll. Sir
Stephen Haythnes to be supervisor. Thes wytness, sir Thomas Pytfelde
curate; William Remy; Thomas Hunt; and Thomas Wyborne of
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532, by the executrix.
The testament of Richard Kyrke [of Claypole].
[L.C.C. 1520–31, f. 350.]
8 June, 1531. I Richerd Kyrke, seke of body, makes and ordens
my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde
of the holy appostellys Peter and Paull in Claypull. To the high altare
of the churche of Claypole for tithys forgottyn viijd. To our Lady
warke of Lincoln vjd. To the cawsy of Clapole iijs. iiijd. To the churche
of Clapole ijs. iiijd. To William my sonne. To Jenet my doughter a
lyttyll basyn of maslyne, [etc.]. To John and Thomas my sonnes. To
Isabelle my doughter iijl., [etc.], for to be payd within the yere day.
And yff that my wyff go to mariage she for to pay it or she be maryed.
And yff that it fortune any of my forsayd iij chyldren for to departe,
then I will that they that lyffys for to have the good above namyd; and
yff it fortune that they all departe, then I will that it be disposyd for my
soule and thers. To sir Robert Hartelay xijd. To Allyson my doughter.
The resydewe of my goodes I gyff to Parnell my wyff, whome I make
executrix, she for to dispose them for the helthe of my soule as she thynkes
the best. Thes wytnesses, sir Robert Hertlay; John Minitte; William
Banester; John Alcoke; and many moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 September, 1531.
The testament of John Skamon [of Scrivelsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 388d.]
12 June, 1531. I John Skamon of Screvelsby makes my testament
and last will. My body to be buryed within the churche yerde of
st Benedicte of Skrevelesby. To the high altare of Skrevelesby my best
oxe for tithes forgottyn. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln iijs. iiijd.
To the churche of Screvelesby vjs. viijd. To Mynyngesby churche xxd.
To Claxby churche xxd. To Haltham churche vjd. To Dalderby
churche vjd. To the iiij order of frerys at Boston iiijs. To Johanne my
wyff bredcorne and malte corne for thone yere nexte aftyr my decesse,
and it to be payd at the discrecion of Robert Palfrayman, [etc.]. To
Robert Skmonde that is with me xxvjs. viijd. when he shall cum to the
age of xviij yeres. I will that Robert Scamon my sun have the sayd
money in hys kepyng tyll he [folio 389] cum at the sayd xviij yeres of age.
To Thomas Brumtone my servant. To William Skamon my sun xls.
and it to be payd be xiijs. iiijd. in the yere. To John Roper my servante
a gyrdyll whiche William my sun hayth. To sir Thomas Scamon my
sun vjs. viijd. To every one off my doughters iijs. iiijd. I will that my
executor cause ij trentallys of messys to be sung in Screvelesby
churche for the soulys of me and my wyff. I will that the sayd Robert
my sun shall deale of my buryall day to pore folkes vjs. viijd., and at my
vijth day, thyrty day, and seven yeres nexte aftyr my decesse at my
yere day to cause a dirige and messe to be done and brede and chese
to be delyd for my soule and soulys of my frendes, and thyrtene yeres
nexte after the sayd seven yeres I will then ones in the yere to have one
dirige and messe done and a messe penny to be offeryd for my soule,
and the curet to have for hys laber vjd. To sir John Tayllor paryshe
preste of Skrevelesby vjs. viijd. to pray for my soule. The resydue of my
goodes I gyff to Robert Scamon my sone, whome I make my executor,
and Robert Palfreyman to be supervisor, and he to have for hys labor
Thys is the last will of me the sayd John Scamon. To the sayd
Robert Scamon my sun and executor my tenement in Screvelesby with
all the landes medoys, [etc.], within the towne and feldes of Screvelesby
and Dalderby aftyr thys condicion that he shall truly performe all thynges
above wryt and also pay yerely an annuite of vjs. viijd. owt of the sayd
tenement to the sayd Johanne my wyff terme of her naturall lyff, and
he to make her sewer therof by the syghttes of her frendes; always
provydyd yff the sayd Robert my sun do not performe all gyfftes and
bequethementes above wryt then I will the sayd Robert Palfreyman
shall enter and take into hys handes all my goodes, [etc.]. Witnes
heroff [folio 389d.] desyred and requesyte, sir John Tayllour paryshe
preste of Screvelesby; William Welles of the same; John Richerdson
of the same; Robert Tolkyne of the same; and Oliuer Chapman of the
same; with other mo.
Proved before P. at Lincoln, 28 July, 1531, by the executor.
The testament of Agnes Styll [of Marston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 365.]
13 June, 1531. I Agnes Styll of Marston, vnder thys maner foloyng
makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the church
yerde of our Lady of Marston. To the holy sacrament of the altare my
best kyrchyff. To our Lady warke of Lincoln iiijd. To the high altare
of Marston viijd. To Thomas Grauys xijd. To Margery Dowke a
smok, a napurne, a kyrchyff. To Isabell Chambres my best apurne,
[etc.]. To Jenet Chaplyn. To holde Agnes that was in house with me.
To Isabell her syster a cannys. To John my sonne xxvjs. viijd. To
Gerrerde my sonne xxvjs. viijd. The resydue of my goodes I will it be
devydyd equally emongste my chylder at the sight and order of Thomas
Styll, my sonne Gererde Styll, and Thomas Ayston, whome I make mye
executors, and every one of them to have for ther labors xxd. a pece.
Thes wytnes, sir Thomas Grauys; Thomas Mylman; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Ancaster, 16 October, 1532. Administration
granted to Gererd Styll and Thomas Ayston, the executors, reserving
power to grant to Thomas Styll the son when he shall come to lawful age.
The testament of Agnes [sic] Sygraue [of Stowe].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 367.]
15 June, 1531. I Alice Sygrave of Stowe makes my last will and
testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of Stowe. To mr
prior of Sempyngham vjs. viijd. To the nunnys vjs. viijd. To the
chanons vjs. viijd. To the high altare of Stowe my best schete to be
altare clothe, and my best kyrchyff to be a corporax. To st Awdre a bee
hyve of the best, and a towell. To Richard Sygrave xls. To Jenet
Grene my doughter a grene gowne and a hake, [etc.]. To Thomas
Wryght off Frekyngham. To Thomas Wryght doughtter of Frekyngham.
To Richerd Sygrave doughter of Frekyngham. To William Newton
doughter of Frekyngham. To Richerd Sygrave doughter of Stowe. To
Richerd Sygrave wyff of Stowe. To Adam Sygrave wyff of Stowe. To
Emmot Sygrave. To Thomas Sygrave of Stowe. To Jenet Newton of
Stowe. To Catheryne Stele. To danne William Skelton xxd. to pray
for me. I make Richerd Sygrave and Adam Sygrave my sonnys my
executors of my goodes not bequeth' to use them as they thynke best for
the helthe of my soule. Wytnes, danne William Skelton; Richerd
Sygrave; Adam Sygrave; Richard Sygrave off Frekyngham; Thomas
Wryght of the same; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Burne, 21 October, 1531, by the executors.
Roger Dolphyn [of Gunthorpe].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 275.]
29 June, 1531. I Roger Dolphyn of Gunthrope wth in the parishe
of Owston in the Ile of Axholme, seeke of bodye and hole of mynd, makes
my testament conteyninge my hole and last will. My bodye to be buryed
wth in the church yeard of st Martyn of Owston. Vnto the hye alter
of st Martyn for my tythes forgotten xijd. To our Ladye worke of Lincoln'
xijd. I will halfe a messe and a [page 276] dirige singinge in the parishe
church of Owston for my sowle and all christian sowles. I bequeath
xxd. to a prest to say v messes for my sowle. To my wyffe and to my
childer holye together the rentes of William Dolphins howse the space
of iij yeares from the feast of st Michaell Arckangil next folowinge xxjs.
in the yeare. The resedewe of all my goodes I geue to Katheryne my
wyffe, whome I make myne executrix, so that she dispose for the healthe
of my sowle as is best pleasinge to allmightie God. I will that Thomas
Lawton' of Kenald Ferye be ouerseer of this my will. Thes wittnesseth,
sir Roberte Cundall' chauntrye prest of Kenall' Ferye; Thomas Lawton'
of the same; Thomas Dolphyn' of Stockwth; and Thomas Moodye the
sonne of William Moodye of Gunthrope; wth other mooe.
Proved before L., at Gaynsbrough, 20 March, 1531–2.
The testament of W. Way [of North Cockerington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 373.]
1531. I William Way of the paryshyng of Cokryngton Marie makes
my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of
Cokryngton. To the sacrament in Cokryngton church for tithys and
oblacions forgottyn xd. To our Lady warke of our mother churche of
Lincoln ijs. To our Lady lyght in Cokryngton churche xijd. To a light
before our Lady of Pety xijd. To Alvyngham churche vjd. To Sowthe
Cokryngton churche xijd. To John Cooke a mellyd russyt jaket. To
Robert Cooke. To my syster. The resydue of my goodes I will it be
devydyd in thre partes, I to have the fyrst parte and that to be disposyd
for the helth of my soule, the secunde to Agnes my wyff, and the thyrde to
my chyldren. I make to be my executor Robert Johnson, and he to
have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Wytnes heroff, sir Richerd Browne; Roger
Yarburgh; Martyn Raynolde; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 30 June, 1531, by the executor.