The testament of Richard Burton [of West Torrington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 374d.]
4 August, 1531. I Richerde Burton of Westeryngton makes my
last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of
Westeryngton besyde my fyrste wyff, with all suche dewtys as the lawe
and custome requiryth. To my curat sir John Isoke for tithys forgottyn
xijd. To the churche warkes of Westeryngton ijs. To our Lady warkes
of Lincoln vjd. To the high altare of the same churche vjd. To sd Hugh
hede iiijd. To the churche warke of Esteryngton iiijd. To the church
warke of Westebarkeworthe iiijd. To the iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln
xvjd. I will that my goodes all and singler be indifferently praysyd, and
then I will that my dettes with other funerall expenses be payd of the
hole, and the resydew then remaynyng to be devydyd in thre partes, that
is to say one parte to my wyff, the secunde parte to my chyldren, and the
thyrde parte to be dysposyd aftyr the myndes of my brethern, that is to
say Thomas Burton off Syxill and Jamys Burton of Horncastre whome I
make my executors, and my brother sir John Burton to be supervisor,
and I will that they dispose the sayd thyrde parte as they thynke beste
for my soule, my father and mother soulys, and all crysten soulys. Thes
wytnesses, sir John Isoke vicar of Westeryngton; John Skelton; Robert
Leyssyng of the same; sir William Stevenson of Lincoln; with other
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 28 August, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of William Froste [of Rippingale].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 198d.]
8 August, 1531. I William Froste of Repyngall make and orden
my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the churche yerde
of the churche of Repyngall dedicate in the honor off st Andro the postyll.
To the parsons of the sayd churche to pray for my soule at high altare
iiijd. To the parson of ij partes one stryke corne. To the parson of the
thyrde parte one stryke corne. To our Lady warkes off Lincoln xd. To
the fatherles chylder at st Catheryns [folio 199] with owt the citie ijd.
To my doughter Elizabeth. To the churche of Aslakby ijd. To Thomas
my servant. To the prior of Sempyngham viijd. To the ladys of
Sempyngham they to pray for my soule ijs. To Agnes my wyffe halffe
of all my goodes. The resydue of my goodes above not bequethyd and
my dettes fyrste payd and my funerall expenses deductyd I gyff to Agnes
my wyffe and to John my sun, whome I make my executors, and they to
dispose it for the helthe of my soule. Wytnesses, sir Walter Mawde my
gostly father; Richerde Sandall; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Bilchefelde, 21 October, 1533.
The testament of Richard Cottes [of Coningsby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 377.]
11 August, 1531. I Richerde Cotes of Conesby makes my testament.
To be buryd within the churche of st Michel tharchaungel of Conesby.
To mr Richerd Sydner parson of the sayd Conesby pro decimis oblitis iiijd.
To the ornament of the high altare of the same ijd., and to the bellys of
the same iiijd. To the warke of our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To every
one of iij gyldes, that is to wyt of the Trinite, of Corpus Christi, and of
All Saintes ijd. To dane William Cotes my sonne xs. To Thomas Cotes
my sonne xls. To every one of my godchylder ijd. To Agnes Cotes
my wyff the house with thappurtenances wich I dwell in duryng the
terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease to remayn unto Thomas Cotes my
sayd sonne and to the heyres of hys body; and yff he fortune to dy
withowt heyres of hys body, then I will it remayn to the fyndyng of
Jhesus preste at Conesby, and yff it may be sufferyd by the lawe. And
yff the sayd house cannot be sufferyd be the lawe to be occupyed unto
the proffyt of the sayd Jhesus preste I will that it shall be solde aftyr the
mynde of suche feoffys as in tyme heraftyr the sayd Thomas Cotes my
sonne shall make, and the money takyn for it to be disposyd for the helth
of my soule and of all my frendes soulys at the discrestion of the sayd
feoffes. The resydue of all my goodes I bequeth to the sayd Agnes Cotes
my wyff. I make my executors the sayd Thomas Cotes my sonne and
Agnes Cotes my wyff. Witnesses, sir Walter Crofte our Lady prest; and
sir William Porter Jhesus prest.
Proved before P., at Horncastle, 20 November, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of John Lance [of Market Rasen].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 286d.]
11 August, 1531. I John Lance of Estrasyn makyth thys my last
will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Thomas the appostill
of Estrasyn. To the high altare of the same for my tithys negligently
forgottyn viijd. To our Lady chappell of the same iiijd., and to the
gylde iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln ijd. I will that Jenet my
doughter be with my wyff yf that she will; and yff she wylnot then my
will is that the parson of Lyssyngton have the kepyng of her with my
copy holde that lyethe in Lyssyngton and parte of my goodes accordyng
to reason. To my wyff my copy in Estrasyn duryng her lyff, and aftyr
her decease to Jenet my doughter dewryng my yeres. All my other
goodes I will that my wyff have them, whome I make my executrix,
she to dispose part therof for the helthe of my soule. Thes wytnes, syr
William Langlay prest; Leonerd Holtby; with other.
Proved before P., at Estrasyn, 7 February, 1531–2.
John Norfoke [of Santon].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 359.]
13 August, 1531. I John Norfoke of Santon, hole of mynde, and of
good remembraunce, not knowinge the hower of deathe makes my will.
My bodye to be buryed in the churche garth of st Bartylmewe of Appulbie.
To the hye alter for oblacions and forgotten tythes viijd. To our Ladye
of Lincoln' iiijd. To our Ladye of the holie bread awter iiijd. To Roberte
Bysshope one amblinge foale. To William Norfoke one foale trottinge.
To Margarett Colbye one redye cowe. To Elisabethe Norfoke one cowe
and one meare. To Jenett Colbye one quye calfe, also to Roberte Othyll'
one colt stagg. The residewe of all my goodes I geue to Margarett my
wyfe, whome I make my executrix. Thes men beinge wittnes, sir Roberte
Bakster; Aueray Bynlaye; Roberte Bysshoppe; Roberte Othyll;
Proved before L., at Appulbie, 1 February, 1531–2.
The testament of Bryand Beych [of Thorganby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 347d.]
18 August, 1531. I Bryan Beche of Thurganby makes thys my last
wyll. My body to be buryed within the kyrke of All Halloys in Thurganby. To the altare of the same xiijs. iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln
xxd., and to our Lady warke viijd. To the kyrk of Thurganby vjs. viijd.
To the chappell brygges vjs. viijd. To the priorisse of Irforth viijd.,
and to every nonne of the same iiijd. To st Mary kyrke of Bynbroke
iijs. iiijd. To the kyrke of st Gabryell in the same xxd. To Croxby kyrke
xijd. To Swynhope kyrke xijd. To Hatclyff kyrke xijd. To Waldenewton kyrke vjd. Also to a preste to syng for me and all my good
frendes for halffe a yere xlvjs. viijd. I gyff all my lande in Bynbroke to
Emot my wyff for terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease to Agnes my
doughter and to the heyres of her body, and yff it fortune the sayd Agnes
to dye withowt suche issue then I will that William Beche my brother
Robert sonne shall have the sayd landes for evermore. To Agnes my
doughter xxty markes. To Helene Browne v markes. To Robert
Browne. To Robert my brother. To William my servant. To Alyson
my servant. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff to Emot my wyff,
whome I make my executrix, and Jasper Sheffelde of Croxby to be supervisor, and he to have xs. for hys councell. Thes wytnesses, mr John
Gylby; syr Robert Gell; and sir William Kay; wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 7 September, 1531, by the executrix.
The testament of John Curtes [of Deeping St James].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 283d.]
20 August, 1531. I John Curtes of Depyng st Jamys makes my will
and last testament, [etc.]. My body to the holy cimitery of st Jamys.
And my mortuary aftyr the statute of Yngland. To the high altare ijs.
To the Trinite gylde xijd. To st Jamys gylde xijd. To the bellys xvjd.
To the plough light vjd. To every of the trellys lyghtes iiijd. To the
churche warke viijd. To Jhesus gylde viijd. To our Lady of Multon
chapell xijd. To st Catheryns chapell in Whaplode xijd. To our Lady
of Lincoln iiijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to the disposicion of my
wyff and Robert my sonne, whome I make my executors [folio 284].
My nyghbors Richerd Smyth and Richerd Edwarde to be my oversears,
and they to have for ther labors ich of them vjs. viijd. To John Thaker
and to William Thaker his brother. Wytnes, sir Richard Buk vicar;
John Bate; Nicholes Francy; William Bee.
Proved before P., at Stanforde, 6 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Richard Jefferay [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 66.]
21 August, 1531. I Richerd Jeffray of Boston makyth thys my last
will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of st Botulphe
in Boston, and that the churche requiryth of right to be payd. To the
high altare in Boston church xijd. To our Lady in Lincoln xijd. To the
fatherles chyldren at st Catheryns withowt Lincoln iiijd. I will that
Agnes my wyff have all my landes and tenementes lying and standyng in
Frampton for terme of her lyff. I will that my wyff have all suche my
landes as lyeth in Wyberton duryng her lyff, and also the house that I
bought of mr Hough duryng her lyff, and aftyr her decesse it to remayn to
Richerd Jefferay my sonne. I will that Richerd Tonnerde surrendre the
landes aforesayd beyng in copy holde in Frampton and Wyberton to the
use of [folio 66d.] my wyffe duryng her lyff accordyng to thys my will.
I will that Richerd Jefferay my sonne have the house that William Beel
of Frampton dwellyth in with the appurtenances. Also I will yff it shall
please allmyghtty God to send my wyff yssue, and good delyveraunce of
that chylde that she is with, to the plesure of allmyghtty God, and yff it
be a man chylde that then I will it have the house that one Walker of
Frampton dwellyth in with all the grounde therto belongyng, and also a
nother house that I bought of John Richerdson my brother in lawe with
viij acres of pasture therto belongyng callyd Torman and Leke grenys,
and also I will that it have a nother halff acre lying betwene mr Arleker.
I will that Richerd my sone have the house that I bought off mr Hough
aftyr the decesse of my wyff yff he come to laufull age, to have it in fee
symple, and yff it fortune hym to dye afore he cum to laufull age, then
I will that it remayn accordyng as all other thynges do before wryttyn.
Also I will that the sayd Richerd have xl. I will that yff it please God
that the other that my wyff is withall yff it be a man chylde that it have
other xl. I will that yff the one of them dye afore that he comme to
laufull age that then the other to be hys heyr, and yff fortune them bothe
to dye then I will that the on halff of ther bequest remayn to my wyff
and the other halff to remayn to my other chylder. To Agnes my eldest
doughter vjl. xiijs. iiijd. I will that Jenet my doughter have so myche
money in lyke maner. To Alson my yongest doughter as moche money
in lyke maner. And yff it fortune yt please God that it be a woman
chylde that my wyff is withall, then I will that she have as moche money
to her parte as my other thre doughters have. I will that every of them
be other heyre of the doughters, and if it be a woman chylde that my
wyff is with, I will that the mother have fyve markes of the chyldes parte
to bryng it up with all. To Richerd my sone a cople of kye and every
one of my chylder a cople of kye. And yff it happen other of thes ij
chylder to dy, that is to say Richerd my sonne and that at she is withall,
that then I will that the one halff of the proffyt of the kye remayn unto
my wyff. [folio 67] To William Richerdson my brother in lawe a yong
qwye and ij schepe. I will that Agnes my wyff do cause to be song for
me and my father and mother and all my good frendes with all the soulys
that I am bounde to pray for every Fryday duryng the space of a yere
aftyr foloyng by a frere a messe of Scala celi. I will the day of my buryall
that my wyff do cause to be sung for me xiij messys of Scala celi by xiij
frerys. I will that they have to Frampton churche and to that thyng
that moste nede requiryth xxs. I wyll yff it be a woman chylde that my
wyff is withall I will that the lande afore rehersyd remayne to Richerde
my sone, and yff he dye I will that it remayn to my other chylder, and
yff it fortune all my chylder to dye then I will that the house that was
John Richerdsons remayn to William Richerdson with the appurtenances,
and the house that Walker of Frampton dwellyth in remane to John
Jeffray sone of Roger Jeffray of Frampton, and the house that I bought of
mr Hough be at my wyff disposicion to sell and to dispose it for the helthe
of my soule and hers and all crysten soulys as she thynkes moste necessary.
Also I will that the money that I have bequethyd unto my doughters
afore rehersyd that it remane in the handes of Thomas Wormeslay within
the space of iij yeres aftyr my decesse, and yff fortune them all to departe
thys worlde wythin age that then I will that it be disposyd be my wyff
and Thomas Wormesley as they thynke moste necessary for the helthe
of my soule and thers and all xp'en soules. The resydue of all my goodes
I gyff them unto Agnes my wyff, whome I do make my executrix. I
make my cosyn Thomas Wormeslay of Frampton to be supervisor, and
he to have for hys pane takyng xs. Beryng wytnes, Richerd Tonerd;
Thomas Walthew; John Stevenson; and other mo.
Proved at Boston, 9 October, 1532.
The testament of Hugh Gull [of Burton Pedwardine].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 406.]
24 August, 1531. I Hugh Gull of Burton orden and make my
testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of
the holy apostell st Andro of Burton. To the sacrament for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the chapell of our Lady xijd. To the reparacion of our
mother churche of Lincoln xvjd. To the reparacion of the churche of
Scredyngton iiijd. To the reparacion of the sayd churche of Burton
vjs. viijd. To every one of my chyldren, and to ichon of my doughters.
To Alice my wyff my house and lande and medo set or lying in the towne
feldes and medoys of Burton, Scredyngton, and Hale the space of xxx
yeres next aftyr my decesse. The reste of my goodes I put to the disposicion of Alice my wyff and Robert Buller of Sleforde, whome I make
my executors to bryng me honestly furth and bryng up my chyldren,
[etc.]. Thes wytnes, sir Robert Peycok; sir Robert Jenkynson vicare
of Burton; Simond Robertson; Richerde Hochenson; John Ledeȝerde;
and other mo.
Proved before P., at Sleford, 11 November, 1531. Administration
granted to Alice the relict, reserving power to grant to Robert Buller
The testament of Edward Smyth [of Claythorpe].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 379.]
25 August, 1531. I Edward Smyth of Clathorpe in the parysh of
Helloy makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the
kyrkyerde of Helloy. To the high altare of Helloy for tithys forgottyn
iijs. iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the kyrke of Helloy xs. To
the kyrke of Aby xijd. To the kyrke of Awthorp xijd. To Edwarde
Richerdson. To John Smyth my servant xiijs. iiijd. To Agnes Est
one calffe of thys yere wich is on shedder calffe. To Thomas Garner my
syster sonne xxvjs. viijd. To John Howde my godsone iiijd. To Jenet
Yong iiijd. To Edward Skrelby iiijd. To William Kerhus iiijd. To
Jenet Hill iiijd. To Peter Pykryng iiijd. To William Tode iiijd. The
resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Alysan my wyff and Mathu Richerdson, whome I make my executors that they may dispose them for the
helthe of my soule. I will that Mathew Richerdson have for hys labor
the value of xls. Thes wytnes, Walter Browne; Thomas Kyrhouse;
William Jakson; and other moy.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 21 November, 1531.
The testament of Agnes Cakson [of Addlethorpe].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 378d.]
26 August, 1531. I Agnes Cakson of Ardylthorp, videw, makes thys
my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church of
Ardylthorp. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the [folio 379]
high altare of Ardylthorp for forgottyn tithys iiijd. To our Lady altare
in the same church iiijd. To the Trinite altare iiijd. To the bellys in
the same churche viijd. To the same for the fonte a basyn a laver and a
towell to weshe folkes handes with when they crysten chylder. To the
rode in the same church iiijd. To the church of Orby for reparacion
xiijs. iiijd. To st Peter churche of Ingolmelles a altare clothe. To Alice
Goshawke the doughter of John Goshawk a red arke. To Jenet Kygges.
The resydue of my goodes I will that my executors dispose them for the
helthe of my soule and for all my good frendes soulys as they shall answer
at the day of dome. I make Robert Walker and John Kygges my
executors, they for to have for ther labors a pece vjs. viijd. Thes wytnes,
sir William Williamson my gostly father; John Skalflyd; Thomas
More; William Pynder; with other moy.
Proved at Parteney, 21 November, 1531.
The testament of T. Wryght [of Hundleby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 372.]
26 August, 1531. I Thomas Wryght of Hundylby, yoman, makyth
thys my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche
yerde of Hundylby, with that that the lawe dothe assygne to be my
mortuary. To our Lady worke of Lincoln xijd. To the ryngers xijd.
To the fyve lighttes in the churche of Hundylby xxd. To Alice my wyff
in peny worthe vl. To Thomas my sonne. To Alice and Elizabeth my
doughters iijl. apiece, and yff it fortune other of my doughters to dy
before they be xviij yeres of age I will that the parte of her that be ded do
remayne to her that be a lyve; yff bothe dy before they be xviij yere I
will that one of ther partes be disposyd be Alice my wyff for ther soulys
and ther frendes soulys, and the other parte to remayne holy to Thomas
my sonne. To everyone of my godchyldren iiijd. To Agnes Benne.
To John my brother. To Thomas my sonne. To Libeus Smyth for
wrytyng xijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Alice my wyff, whome
I make my executor.
Thys is the last will of me Thomas Wryght mayd the day and yere
abovesayd. To Thomas my sone all my landes, [etc.], to hym hys heyres
and assygnes forever excepte suche landes, [etc.], as Alice my wyff hathe
for the terme of her lyff as more playnly dothe appere in a dede feoffement.
And aftyr her decease I will that all my landes remayn to the ryght
heyres of me the sayd Thomas Wryght for ever. I will that Xp'ofor
Benne be supervisor. Whytnesses, sir Robert Dawson vicar off
Hundylby; Xp'ofor Benne; John Sadler; Richerd Laueroke; Thomas
Doukes of Hundylby; wyth many other.
Proved before P., at Bollyngbroke, 14 May, 1532.
The testament of Robert Northe [parson of Brinkhill].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 377d.]
29 August, 1531. I sir Robert North, parson of Brynkyll, orders
and makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within
the chauncell off Brynkyll, and that thyng that right is to be my mortuary. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd. and to our Lady warke viijd. To
the adornamentes of the high altare of Brynkyll vjs. viijd. I will that
xxs. and xxd. be put to the sepulcre light for my mother Jenet Northe.
To Northreston churche wher my father dothe ly iijs. iiijd., and vjs. viijd.
to be disposyd there, and the vicare to say messe and dirige for my father
sole and for all the soulys that he dyd fare better for. To Castell Carlton
iijs. iiijd. wherof I will the parson to have iiijd. for sayng placebo and
dirige, and the resydew to be disposyd in bred and ayll. I will that the
priorisse of Legburne have viijd., and every none in the abbey iiijd. for
sayng placebo and dirige for my soule and all crysten soulys. To
Haryngton churche xijd. To Ormesby churche xijd. To Bagenderby
church vjd. To Soteby churche vjd. To every one of my godchylder
iiijd. I will that ther be iij trentalles done for my soule, the soulys of my
father and my mother, and for all crysten soulys, within one yere aftyr
my departyng, and at my buryall day v messys of the v woundes of our
Lorde God to be done, or within viij days aftyr. And at my vijth day
and xxxty day in lyke maner done as at my buryall, or within viij days
aftyr. To Robert Madder a basyn with a weshyng laver, my best thrawn
chare, my bygest cownter, my hutche, a spruce cofer, [etc.]. To Jenet
Elwolde my servant my worst syde gowne, vj dooblers, a brandyth,
my gret red arke, [etc.]. To John Redenes [folio 378] the long
arke that standyth in my chamber, [etc.]. To Helene Cokeryll. I will
that the sayd Robert Madder, Jenet Elwolde, and John Redenes eqwally
devyde emong them all my candylstykes. I will that all my smale
tubbys be devyded emong them the sayd persons. To William Tewyll
beyng blynde. To Jenet Madder. To Randall Madder. I will that
John Grene of Brynkyll, John Crane, Thomas Grene, and Robert Grene
of the same be my executors, and sir Thomas Carden parson of Soterby to
be full executor wyth them and supervisor, and the sayd parson to have
for hys labor and payn takyng my too best gounys, my best dooblet,
my hoode, and my typpyt of taffaytay. The resydue of my goodes I will
that they be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and all my good frendes.
Wytnes, sir Alan the curet of the sayd towne; Robert Gybson; Robert
Madder; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Horncastre, 20 November, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of William [sic] Pykkeryng [of Wyberton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 336.]
31 August, 1531. I John Pykkeryng of Wyberton make my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of st
Leogerd in Wyberton. To our mother church of Lincoln ijd. To the
orphans at st Catheryns withowt Lincoln ijd. To the high altare in
Wyberton churche viijd. To our lady altare in the same churche iiijd.
To st Catheryne altare in the same church iiijd. To st Anne altare in the
same churche ijd. To Saundres my wyff one house lying in Halton the
terme of her lyff naturall, and aftyr her decease to remayn to John
Pykeryng my sonne. I will that ther be disposyd for me at my buryall
day, my vijth day, and my xxxty day xxs. To John Pykkeryng my sonne
xxxs. to be delyveryd at xxij yeres of age. To Robert, Simond, and
Richerd Pykryng my sonnes xxxs. apiece at the same age. And yff any
of them dye before that age I will [folio 336d.] the part be equally devydyd
emong them which shall fortune to lyve. And yff they all dye before
that age then I will the money be disposyd for my soule and all crysten
soulys within Wyberton churche by the supervisor of thys my last will.
The resydue of my goodes I gyff them to Saunders my wyff, whome I make
my executrix. I will that Richerd Jetor of Wyberton and John Clymson
of the same be supervisors, and ether of them to have iijs. iiijd. Whytnes,
sir Richerd Stevynson pryst; Richerd Dykynson; and Roger Langrake;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.