The testament of T. Marchand [of Kirton in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 296.]
1 September, 1531. I Thomas Marchand of Kyrton Holm ordyns
and makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryd in the
parysh church of st Peter and Paule of Kyrton. To the high altare for
tithes forgottyn vjd. To our Lady altare there iiijd. To the Trinite
altare ijd. To st Catheryne altare ijd. To the church warke of Kyrton
vjs. viijd. To owr Lady warke of Lincoln ijd. To the pore chyldren at
saynt Catheryns withowt Lincoln jd. To a honest prest to syng for my
soule and all my benefactors soulys in the churche of Kyrton one quarter
of a yere xxvjs. viijd. To Phylip my sonne my messe with the appurtenances wich I dwell in and one acre of arable lande lying at Simond Were
betwene the gret gate and the lyttyll gate, to hym hys heyres and assignes.
To Margaret my wyff fowre acres pasture lying in Kyrton Meres with
thappurtenances to helpe to the bryngyng up and fyndyng of my chylder
unto the tyme that Phylip my sonne cum to the age of xxjty yeres; and
then I will that the sayd Phylip have it to hym hys heyres and assygnes.
To my wyff one acre and di. lande lying nere Simonde Were accordyng
to her dede of feoffement, and iiijl., [etc.]. To Phylip my sone xl., [etc.].
To Agnes my doughter xl. I will they have ther sayd legaces when they
cum to the age of xxjty yeres or ellys at the day of ther mariage. Yff
other of them dye or they cum to that age or mariage, I will the survivor
of them have bothe ther hole legaces. Yff they bothe departe before
the sayd yere I will bothe legaces be evynly devydyd emonges my other
chylder then lyffyng. And yff there be none then lyvyng I will it be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and all crysten soulys. To William my
sonne vl. [folio 296d.] To Androwe my sonne vl. To Alice my doughter
vl. To the chylde in my wyffes bely vl. I will the sayd chyldren have
the sayd legaces when they cum to the age of xxj yeres or at the day of
ther mariage. Yff any of them dye or they cum to the sayd age of xxjty
yeres or att the day of mariage I will there parte or partes remayn to
Margaret my wyff yff she be on lyve, or ellys to my other chylder then
lyvyng. Yff all my sayd chylder dye withowt issue of ther bodyes,
Richerd sone of John Marchand my brother shall have one acre lande
lying at Simond Were betwene the gret gate and the lyttyll gate, to hym
hys heyres and assignes. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margaret
my wyff. I orden my wyff and Phylip my sone executors. I orden
John Marchand my brother and John Bennet of Swyneshed supervisors,
and I will they have for ther labors vjs. viijd. Thes beyng wytnes,
William Tonnerde; Xp'ofor Bennet; Richerd Tonnerde the elder;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 17 November, 1531. Administration
granted to Margaret the relict, reserving power to grant to Philip the
son when he shall come to lawful age.
The testament of Oliver Toynton [of Lissington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 305d.]
2 September, 1531. I Oliver Toynton of Lyssyngton, seke in body,
make my testament. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st
John Baptist of Lissyngton. To our Lady warke of Lincoln vjd. To the
high altare of the same vjd. To the high altare of Lissyngton for my
tithys and oblacions forgottyn vjd. To the church warke of the same a
quarter of wheate. To my brother John. To my syster Cecill. To the
iiij orders of frerys in Lincoln. To Jenet Toynton my wyff halffe of my
goodes, and the other halff to Henry Toynton my nevew the wich I make
executor, and he to have for hys labor ijs. Thes beyng wytnes, sir John
Stotte vicar; William Goderson; Robert Robenson; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 22 September, 1531, by the executor.
The testament of John Bennet [of Kirkby by Kingerby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 291d.]
4 September, 1531. I John Bennet of Kyrkby next Kynyerby
makes my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the quere
of st Androy off Kyrkby. To the high altare in the same qwere for forgottyn tithis or oblacions yff ther be any xijd. To the upholdyng of the
churche body xijd. I bequeth vjs. for fyndyng of a lampe to burne before
the sacrament in the same quere for evermore from the begynyng of all
divine servys to the endyng therof. To the upholdyng of our Lady
warke of Lincoln xijd. To Kynyerby churche xijd. To Owersby churche
xijd. To Ussylby churche xijd. To Westrasyn churche xijd. To bothe
the churchys of Myddyl Rasyn, to other of them iiijd. To one preste for
sayng one trentall of messys for my soule and all crysten soulys xs. To
every one of the canons off Ellesham abbay iiijd. To our Lady gylde of
Boston iiijd. To my sonne Thomas my house in Kyrkby with all the
appurtenances. And yff he dye within age off discrestion then I will it be
solde and devydyd emong my doughters. To my wyff the thyrde of all
my moveable goodes. To my brother Anthony Bennet preste and to
John Robynson other of them for ther labor vjs. viijd. The resydue of
my goodes I bequeth it to my brother Anthony Bennet prest, to John
Robynson, and to my wyff, whome I make my executors partely to dispose
for my soule. Thes beyng wytnesses, Anthony Bennet prest; John
Robynson; John Howdon; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 4 May, 1532. Administration granted
to the executrix, reserving power to grant to the other executors.
The testament of Stephen Woodhouse [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 400.]
9 September, 1531. I Stephane Woodhouse of Boston make thys
my last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the ally before
the sowthe churche dore of st Botulphe. I bequeth my mortuary as the
lawe will require. I will that my funery be brought furthe with the iiij
orders of frerys, and every one of them to have for ther labor and payn
iijs. iiijd. I bequeth too trentallys of st Gregory to be sayd at the iiij
orders off Frerys for my soule, my parentes, consanguinite and affinite,
and all crysten soulys by equall devision, and they to have every one of
them vs. To our Ladys warke at Lincoln xijd. In oblacion to the
sacrament for tithys forgottyn in the churche of st Botulphe xijd. To
the orphans at st Catheryns at Lincoln vjd. I bequeth one house in one
strete callyd Bargat at Boston of the est syde of the water and in the
Horsse market, towarde the est off st Peter gylde, towards the weste off
John Roode, and towarde the sowthe of Lady gylde, and towarde the
northe of the comun way, to Beatrix my wyff duryng her lyff, and aftyr
her decesse I will that it remayn to William Woodhouse my sonne and to
hys heyres and assygnes. And yff William before namyd dy or he cum
to laufull age I will it remayn to Catheryne and Alice my doughtters and
to ther heyres and assygners. And yff other Catheryne or Alice my
doughters dy I will it remayn to John my sonne preste and to the doughter
that lyvyth aftyr the forme before. And yff bothe my doughtters beforenamyd decesse I will it remayn to my sonne [folio 400d.] John preste
and hys assygners. I bequeth xxxl. of currant money or money worthe
to be devydyd to my thre chyldren before namyd equally. I will that
William beforenamyd have hys parte at the age off xxjty yeres, and my
ij doughtters to have ther parte at the tyme of ther maryage or at the
age off xxty yeres. Yff all my iij chyldren decesse or that they cum to
laufull age the expensys of ther funerys dischargeyd I will that the reste
of ther partes and bequestes do remayn to my sone John preste and to
Beatrix my wyff, they to fynde one preste as long as the money will
indure to pray for my soule, the soulys of my parentes, of my consanguinite and affinyte, and for all crysten soulys. To Beatrix my wyff ij
pasturys that I holde by indenture of Corpus Xp'i gylde duryng my yeres
in them. To John my sonne preste one of my best furryd gownys, [etc.].
To William my sonne my pewderer mowldes with all the pertinentes.
To Richerd Whytebred and Agnes hys syster. The reste of all my goodes
I bequeth to Beatrix my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and John my
sonne prest whome I make my executor, and he to have for hys labor xxs.
Thes beyng wytnes, William Garryt; Richerd Smyth; William Stubbys;
and Thomas Cersy prest.
Proved before P., at Wyberton, 10 November, 1531. Administration granted to the executors.
The testament of Roger Scharpneyff, person of Farforthe.
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 382.]
10 September, 1531. I sir Roger Scharpneyff, parsone of Farforthe,
makes my testament and last will. My body to be buryed within the
parysh churche of Farforthe. To the high altare ther xijd., and to the
sayd churche of Farforthe one acre barlie one acre peays, my portes and
manuel and a processioner. To the fyndyng of a light be fore our Lady
at the southsyde of the sayd church vs. To our Lady of Lincoln xijd.
To our Lady warke xijd. To Ruclande churche xijd. To Oxcome church
xijd. To Scamelesby churche xijd. and to Gretham churche xijd.
To mr sir Xp'ofer Willughby, knyght, ij schepe to hys kytchyn, and to
my lady Elizabeth hys wyffe ij hyves of beys, [etc.]. To mris Elizabeth
her doughter a hyve of beys, [etc.]. To Thomas Kytchyn a hyve of beys.
To Elizabeth Jakson, my servant, a flecte cowe, a westerne chyst, [etc.].
To every one of my godchylder iiijd. To every one of my servantes then
beyng iiijd. To Henry Blakwyne, Helene Wyngod, Alice Wynter,
Roger Temple, Jenet late my servant. To Cursun wyff of Louthe.
To Henry Deyne, yong John Red, Richerd Tayllor of Manby, John
Pynson of Fulletby and hys wyff, Isabell Bawdre, Thomas Woodthorpe
of Oxon otherwyse callyd Tayllor and Jenet hys wyff, Roger Woodthorpe
sone of the sayd Thomas and my godsun, John Woodthorpe sone of the
sayd Thomas, Margaret Woodthorpe hys syster. The resydue of my
goodes I gyff them to Thomas Woodthorpe, whome I make my executor.
[folio 382d.] I will that Richerd Tayllor off Manby be jonyd executor,
and he to have for hys labor iiijs. I will that my lady Willughby be
supervisor, and to have for her payns vs. Thes men beyng wytnes, sir
William Wade of Rucland, prest; John Lyll of Farfurth; and Henry
Blackwen of the same; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Thuresby, 22 November, 1531. Administration granted to Thomas Woodthorpe, Richard Tayllor, the co-executor,
The testament of Richard Shallok [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 389d.]
11 September, 1531. I Richerd Shallok of Boston, husbandman.
To be buryed in the churche yerde of st Botulphe in Boston, and the
churche to have the righte accordyng to the custome. To the highe
altare in Boston xijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln xijd. To the
fatherles and moderles chyldren at st Catheryns withowt Lincoln iiijd.
To our Lady of Walsyngham xijd. To John Shallok my sun a standyng
laver, a basyn, ij cartes, all my croppe, catall, horssys, [etc.], excepte those
catell heraftyr gyffyn to hys syster Rose, and they to kepe and luff togyder
lyke naturall broder and syster. To John my sun my copy of my ferme
duryng the terme of my yeres therin expressyd. To Rose Shallok my
doughter iiij kyen, ij burlynges, [etc.]. Yff it fortune the foresayd John
my sun to decesse afore he cum to the age of xxty yeres and the foresayd
Rose my doughter overlyff him, then I will that Rose have all the foresayd
goodes at age or mariage; and yff it fortune the foresayd John to overlyff
Rose [folio 390] or she cum to age or mariage, then I will that John have
her parte. Yff bothe decesse or they cum to age or mariage, then I will
the goodes be disposyd be my executors in dedes of almys and charite
for the welthe of my soule, my fader moder my chyldren soules, my
frendes soules, and all crysten soules. I will have iiij trentallys of messys
songe for me and my wyff, our faders and moders, in thys maner of
forme: I will that the preste shall syng Wedensday, Fryday, and Satterday in our Lady chapell at the altare of Scala celi, and of the Sunday in
the quere of st Jamys. To Thomas Shallok my broder. To Robert
Sylam. To Richerde Leeke a gowne of sangwyn color, and to hys wyff.
To Thomas Martyn wyff. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to John
Shallok my sun and Thomas Shallok my brother, whome I make my
executors, and the foresayd Thomas to have for hys labor xxs., and
Andro Shallok my cosyn to be supervisor, and he to have for hys labor xs.
Thes beyng wytnes, Richerde Kychen; John Thorpe; John Percy;
with other mo.
Proved before P., 10 November, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of John Williamson [of Fishtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 369.]
12 September, 1531. I John Williamson of the parysh of st Guthlak
of Tofte makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the parysh
church of st Guthlak of Tofte, and for my mortuary that the kynges
lawes will require. To the ornamentes of the blessyd sacrament ther
iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln xijd. To st Catheryns to the
fatherles chyldren iiijd. To the rode lofte in Tofte churche xijd. To the
Trinite altare xxd. To our Lady altare xxd. To our Lady chappell
standyng in the church yerde ther xxd. To the iiij orders of frerys in
Boston every on house xxd. I will that a trentall be song immediatly for
my soule and all crysten soulys within the parysh church of Tofte. The
resydue of my goodes I put them to the discrestion of my executor sir
John Tattersall, and he for to dispose them for my soule aftyr hys discrestion. In wytnes heroff, sir John Facet; William Dawson; and
Proved before P., at Wyberton, 10 November, 1531, by the executor.
The testament of Robert Fox [of Fishtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 402.]
18 September, 1531. I Robert Foxe of the paryshe of st Guthlake
of Tofte make thys my testament concludyng in it my last will. My
body to be buryed within the churche of st Guthlak, and for my mortuary
as the kynges lawes shall requyre. To the anornament of the blessyd
sacrament ther xijd. To the churche warkes ther xxd. To the roode
lofte ther viijd. To our Lady warkes in the chapell standyng in the
churche yerde ther vjd. To the goode and profytable warkes of our
Lady of Lincoln vjd. [folio 402d.] To the fatherles chyldren of st
Catheryne withowt Lincoln ijd. To Robert my sonne a greyd harche to
remayn in my house for ever yff he lyff unto he cum or be at the age of
xviij yeres. To Richerd my sun my best cote, [etc.], yff he lyff to he cum
or be at the age of xviij yeres. To John my sun my best jakyt, [etc.],
yff he lyff to he cum or be at the age of xviij yeres. To the chylde the
whiche my chylde [sic] is with, yff it be a sun ij yong kye, [etc.], yff it lyff
to he cum or be at the age of xviij yeres. And yff it fortune that any of
my forsayd sonnys Robert, Richerde, and John to decesse or the cum at
the age of xviij yeres, then hys parte decessyd to be equally devydyd
emong them that overlyff. To Grace my doughter halff my housholde
stuff with my wyff yff she lyff to she cum at the age of xviij yeres. And
yff it be a doughter that my wyff is with, then I gyff it a yong cowe,
[etc.], and halff the housholde with her syster yff it lyff to it cum at the
age of xviij yeres. To Robert Theker. To Jenet my wyff my best carte,
my ploughe, a new corte, with all the harnys belongyng to the same as
long as she kepys her sole; and she fortune to mary, then the carte with
the harnys to remayn to Robert my sonne, and the plough with the harnes
to remayn to Richerde my sun, and the corte to John my sonne. I will
that a trentall be sung in Tofte churche for my soule and all my good
frendys soulys immediatly aftyr my decesse. The resydue of my goodes
I gyff to Jenet my wyff, whome I make my executrix, and Robert Theker
to be supervisor, and to have for hys labor iijs. iiijd. Thes beyng wytnes,
sir John Tatersall; Laurence Bustarde, Thomas Snell, and John Carre
of Tofte; with other mo as nede shall requyre.
Proved before P., at Wyberton, 10 November, 1531.
Agnes Remington [of Torksey].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 357.]
18 September, 1531. I Agnes Remington, wydowe woman, of
Harwicke wth in the parishe of st Marye of Torkseye, hole of mynde and
of good memorye, makes my testament. My bodye to be buried wth
in the churche yearde of st Mary of Torksaye wth my mortuarye as the
custome requiers. To our Ladye of Lincoln' ijd. To st Hewgh head
of Lincoln' ijd. To the monasterye of st Leonerdes iiijd. To Thomas
Remington my sonne and to John Remington otherwayes called Jenken
each v markes of lawfull monye of England or in money worthe, and a
quy of ij yeares of age for ther childs partes. Residewe of all my goodes
not bequeathed my will fulfilled and deducted for to dispose for the
healthe of my sowle I geue vnto John Remington my eldest sonne, whome
I ordeyne my executour, and sir John Cowell' the prior of Torksaye to
be the superuisor. Thes wittnes, sir Richard Robinson vicar of Torksaye;
Thomas Thorpe; sir Roger Grander; John Hatterton; and other mooe.
Proved before L., 16 October, 1531. Administration granted to the
The testament of James Rowe [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 335.]
22 September, 1531. I Jamys Rowe make thys my last will. My
body to be buryd in the church yerde in Boston in the hally be my
brother. To the high altare in Boston vjd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd.
To the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns of Lincoln iiijd. To Margaret
my wyff the house that Jenet Wetton wonys in with the mylne with all
as it standes, terme of her lyff, and aftyr her decease I will that George
Rowye my sonne have the sayd house with the mylne as it standes. I
will my wyff have the mylne that standes in Sutton howys the terme of
her lyff, payng yerely to Sutton harys for the house that the mylne standes
in iiijs. I will that the sayd mylne remayne aftyr her decease to George
Rowe my sonne. To iiij of my sonnys chylder iiij calvys, iche of them
to be other heyr. I make my wyff and my sone George Rowe my executors. I make William Pynchbek my supervisor, and he to have for
hys labor vjs. viijd. Whytnes, John Barnoby; John Barker; and
Proved at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
John Welles [of Fillingham].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 358.]
22 September, 1531. I John Welles, husbandman, of the towne of
Fillingham, of hole mynde and memorye make my testament. My
bodye to be buryed in the churche yearde next vnto my wyfe. Vnto
the hye alter for forgotten tythes or any other dutyes to the churche ijs.
To the churche of Fillingham iijs. iiijd., and to the worke of our mother
church of Lincoln' xxd. To William my sonne two stottes, and Alexander
my wyfes sonne two calues. To John my sonne one calfe. To Richard
my sonne one calfe. To Agnes my daughter one hayforthe. To euery
one of my godchilder iiijd. To my father in lawe Walter Warde, John
Warde my brother in lawe, Thomas Wyndall' and William Welles my
brother halfe a quarter of wheate apiece. To Agnes Barrowe my seruante
halfe a quarter of barlye. To John Gilbons my seruante halfe a quarte
of barlye. To Isabell Wilforde a strike of barlye. I will that my wyfe
haue my take of the prior of Gokwyll' as longe as she is wydowe, and yf
she marrye then to remayne to my sonne William Welles, and yf he do
not occupye yt him selfe I will that my wyfe shall occupye yt. I wyll
that my wyfe shall occupye my howse that I dwell in wth all the appurtenaunce for my terme. The residewe of all my goodes I geue to Margarett
my wyfe and William Welles my brother, whome I make executors to
dispose for the healthe of my sowle as they shalbe expedient. I make
Walter Warde my ouer seer. Wittnes, mayster Thomas Cyssun parson
of the aboue rehersed Fillingham; sir Rob'te Tofte parishe prest;
Thomas Westfeild; Thomas Wyndyll'; William Westfeild; wth other
[No probate act.]
The testament of Robert John' [of Hole in the parish of Clee].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 281d.]
26 September, 1531. I Robert John' of Hoyll in the paryche of
Clee maykes my testyment. My body to be buryyd in the chyrche yerd
of the Holy Trynyte of Clee. To ower Lady of Lyncone viijd. I wytt
to sanct Hew Heyd iiijd. To my paryche chyrche of Clee xijd. To the
awter of the same chyrche iiijd. To the chyrche of sanct Egidij [i.e.
Giles] of Scarthow xijd. I wyll that Robert Jonson my son have hys
land sawne of all maner of grane, with a pluythe and a cowlter and a
shaer, and a wane with a ȝoke, [etc.], and hys rentes payd for the fyrst
ȝere, and hys mother to mayk hys part of hys dyner of her cost and charge
at the day of hyr marryge, [etc.]. I wytt to Kateryne my dowghter
iijl. vjs. viijd. to be payd ewther in penny or in penny worthe. To
Margarytt my dowghter, Wylliam my son, Alyson my dowghter, and
Henry my sonne xls. apiece. To that chyld that my wyffe ys withall.
To Thomas Suddebe my servant. The resydew of my guddes I wytt to
An Jonson my wyff and Robert Jonson my son, qwome I mayk my
exequyteres for to dyspose for the helthe of my sawyll. Theys wytnessys,
sir Robert Lanam curytt; John Awdman of Hoyll; Thomas Dune of
Clee; Wylliam Coolbe of the same; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Grymesby, 14 November, 1531.
The testament of William Northfoke [of Denton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 366.]
28 September, 1531. I William Northfoke of Denton, seke in the
body make my last will. My bonys to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of
st Androy of Denton. To our Lady off Lincoln viijd. To the high altare
of st Androy for tithys forgottyn xijd. To the kyrke of st Androy xijd.
To the church of Harlaxton xijd. To the frerys of Grantham xijd. To a
honeste preste for halffe a trentall off messys vs. for the helthe of my soule.
Agnes my wyff to be executrix, and Laurence Castrope to be my supervisor. Wytnes, sir Richerd Wylson; John Wellynger.
Proved before P., at Grantham, 17 October, 1531, by the executrix.