The testament of John Raysyn [of North Somercotes].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 273.]
2 November, 1531. I John Rasyn of North Somercotes, husbandman,
makes this my testament and last wyll. My body to be berryd in the
churche yerde of our Lady (fn. 1) of Northesomercotes, my mortuare to be
payd after the rate and substans of my gudes. To our moder churche
of Lincoln xijd. To the hethe altere of Northesomercottes for thethes
and oblacions forgottyn xijd. Allso to the pareche churche of
Cunnysholme iiijd. To the pareschurche of Northecottes viijd. To the
parechechurce of Marchechapell iiijd. To the churche of Saltefleteby
Clemens iiijd. To Recherd Brader of Northecottes. To Esabell Brader
my dowther j grete arke, [etc.], after the decese of Agnes Rasyn my wyffe.
To Thomas Brader. To Hyre [sic] Bastan of Northechapel. To Margaret
Bastan my dowther vjs. viijd. [etc.]. To other of the dowters of Hynre
Bastan. To Magaret Rasyng my saruand j ȝeryng qwythe, [etc.]. To
William Rasyn my sune. To Awncell Rasyng the sun of Thomas Rasyng
of Northesomercottes. To Thomas Rasyng my sone. To Elyn Hanson.
To every chelde of my sunne Thomas Rasyng. I wyll that William
Rasyng celebrate ij trentals for the helth of my sole and all crestyn sowles
in the paraschurche of Northe Somercottes. To Agnes Rasyng my
wyfe my copy that I holde of master Lanton swere duryng the ȝeres,
and yff so be that the sayd Agnes my wyfe decese before the ȝeres of the
sade copy be fully endyd than I wyll that the ȝeres of the sade copy
remane unto Thomas Rasyng my sune. The resydu of al my gudes
I geve to Thomas Rasyng my sone and John Prestuere, whome I make
my executures. Thes wyttnesses, sir William Alby vicar of Northe
Somercottes; Thomas Wod, John Bruster, Water Rasyng, John Bagit
of the same; with many others.
Unto thesse premisses I wyll that Agnes Rasyng my wyfe have my
mancion howsse sytuat in Summercottes with the purtinans therto
belongyn duryng the terme of hir lyfe, and after her decese I wyll the
mancion howse remane unto Thomas and William Rasyng my sunnes,
after this cundescion that this sade Thomas Rasyng schall geve ȝerely
unto the sade William Rasyng ijs. of the proffet of the sade howsse duryng
the terme of the lyfe of the sade William Rasyng.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of John Browne [of Harmston].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 293d.]
4 November, 1531. I John Browne of Harmeston makes my testament. My body to be buryed within the churche yerde of Harmeston.
To the high altare of Harmeston iiijd., and to our Lady warkes off Lincoln
iiijd., and to the iiij orders of frerys iiij strykes of barly, and to Helene
Yodayll one cowe. To Lucy Yowdale one whye, and Jenet Browne
one whye. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Catheryne my wyff, whome
I make my executrix that she may dispose it for my soule my frendes
soulys and all crysten soulyes. Wytnes, sir Leonerde Dyckson; Thomas
Jaye; Thomas Lockyng; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 9 March, 1531–2.
[The testament of John Westmellys of Fishtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 398.]
4 November, 1531. I John Westmellys of Tofte do make my testament
and last will. My body to be buryed in the churchyerde of st Guthlake
of Tofte. To the sacrament iiijd. To our Lady altare iiijd. To the
Trinite altare iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the chapell of
our Lady ijd. To Robert Westmelles my sonne a quarter of a bote callyd
a hoyker as she is occupyed. To Agnes my doughter. To Isabell my
doughter. To Robert my sonne all my coppys aftyr the decesse of hys
mother. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Cecill my wyff, whome I
make my executrix, wyth Thomas Stabilton to occupy with her, and
he to have for hys labor vs. Thes beyng wytnes, John Bate; William
Dawson; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Wyberton, 10 November, 1531.
The testament of John Matby [of Great Carlton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 275d.]
5 November, 1531. I John Matby, makes my will. I witt my
soule, [etc.], and my body to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of st Peter
of Gret Carleton. I wit to our Lady of Lincoln xijd. I wyt to the high
altare of Gret Carleton xijd. To the kyrke of the same halff a nacre
of wheate. To Vincent Dobson. It is my wyll to have a dirige at my
seventh day and hallff a trentall of messys done for me. It is my will
that my wyff have all my housholde stuff. It is my will that all my
other goodes be devydyd in iij partes, fyrst parte to my selff, the secund
to my wyff, and the other to the chylder. It is my will that my wyff
and William Henryson be my executors, and Edmund Thornedyke my
supervisor, and they to have for ther labor vjs. viijd. Yff it fortune any
of my chylder to dy afore they be xij yere of age, then the goodes shall
be devydyd emonges my wyff and my other chylder. The resydue of
my goodes not gyffen nor wyt I gyff it to my executors to dispose for
my soule. Thes men to wytnes, sir Olyuer Lamyng the curet; William
Freman; John Crake; Henry Dyconson; with many other moy.
Proved before P., at Louthe, 17 April, 1532.
The testament of Emme Marchand [of Wigtoft].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 332.]
6 November, 1531. I Emme Marchande makes my testament and
last will. My body to be buryd in the church yerdes of the appostellys
Peter and Paule in the paryshyng of Wygtofte. To the high altare of
Wygtofte iiijd. To our Lady altare ijd. To st Nicholes altare ijd.
To our Lady of Lincoln ijd. To Helene Marchand. To Jenet Dene
one bynk, [etc.]. To Robert Marchand my sonne. To Agnes Roche.
To Emme Marchand and to Alexander Obray. To Alexander Obray
sonne of Hugh Obray. To Robert Ouer wyff and to her chylde. To
Emme Dene a blak arke. To John Dene the yonger ijs. To John Dene
the elder. To John Marchand sonne of Alexander Marchande. To
Hugh Marchand sonne of Robert Marchande, and to Richerd Ouer
sonne of Robert Ouer. To John Marchande the elder and to Thomas
Bynsay. All my goodes I bequeth to Alexander and Robert my sonnes,
whome I make my executors for to dispose for helthe of my soule and all
my good frendes soulys. Whytnes, John Alanson; Thomas Hune;
and John Pereson.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532, by the executors.
John Bullocke [of Glentworth].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 339.]
9 November, 1531. I John Bullocke, hole of mynd and memory,
maketh my testament and last will. My bodye to be buryed in
st Michaell church yeard of Glentworth. To the hye alter of the church
of Glentworthe xijd. To the church workes of Glentworth xijd. To the
church of Vptonne iiijd. To the church of Hepam iiijd. To euerye
order of fryers of Lincoln' one strike of barlye. To William Bullocke
one quye and one sawe and one hogg. To Em' Luddington one quye,
and I bequeath to ij children of Thomas Luddington one ewe hogg [each].
To Thomas Luddington one mayre. To Thomas Bullocke my sonne one
meare and one cople of oxen. To John my sonne one cople of oxen,
one quarter of barlye, a wayne, and a cart, and to haue meate and drinke
to he kepe howse himselfe. To Jenkin my sonne xls. To Margarett my
daughter iijl. vjs. viijd. To Thomas Pye one quye. The residewe of
my goodes I geue to William my sonne, whome I make my executor to
pay my debtes and to dispose for the healthe of my sowle as he shall
thinke the best. I will that Thomas my sonne be the superuisor. Thes
beinge wittnesses, sir Richard Taythwell curate; Alexander Kyrke;
John Wilson; wth other mooe. I will that a prest shall have xs. to do
a trentall of messes for me and my wyfe.
Proved before L., at Lincoln, 16 January, 1531–2, and administration was committed to the executor.
The testament of Richard Clerk, prest, [of Croxton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 381.]
11 November, 1531. I sir Richerd Clerk, prest and parson of Croxton,
makes and ordens my last will and testament. My body to be buryed
in the chauncell of the parysh church of Croxton before the ymage of
st John the Evangelist. To our Lady warke of the cathedrall churche
of Lincoln a maser, and to the highe altare of the same churche xijd.
To the parysh churche of Croxton towarde the mendyng of the bellys
xs. To the churche of Vlceby xs. To the parysh churches of Melton
Rosse, Wotton, and Kyrnyngton iijs. iiijd. apiece. To William Clerke
my naturall brother xls., [etc.]. To Jamys Clerke my brother sonne
xiijs. iiijd. To Thomas Clerke my brother sonne xls. I will that Nicholes
Clerke my brother sonne have exhibicion of my goodes to suche
[folio 381d.] tyme as he be preste yff he will be rewlyd be my executors,
and immediatly aftyr he be preste I will that he have a yere wagys of my
executors to syng for my soule and all crysten soulys. And I will the
sayd Nicholes shall have the benefice of Thurganby when it fallys void
yff he lyff and will be preste, of wich benefice I have the nexte advowson.
To Richerd Clerke my brother sonne xxs. To Rober Clerke my brother
sonne xxd. To Josian my brother doughter. To George Watson xxs.
To Alison Watson xs. To Agnes Plumpton xijd. To Richerd Watson.
To Isabell Clerke my brother wyff. To Helene my servant xijd. To
master doctor Rayne one olde noble. To mr doctor Pryn a sylver spone
and iiij weders. To mr Peter Effarde a sylver spone and iiij weders.
To mr Henry Sapcot a sylver salte. I will that sir William Thomson
syng one yere for my soule, and to have for hys labor and stipende
iiijl. xiijs. iiijd. To Elizabeth Latymer my servant vjl. xiijs. iiijd. The
resydewe of all my goodes I bequeth to Elizabeth Latymer. I make
sir Andro Wylson, sir Richerd Watson, and Elizabeth Latymer my
executors. And I will that the sayd sir Andro Wylson and sir Richerd
Watson have for ther labors ether of them xxs. I will that mr Phylip
Tyrwhytt and mr John Rud be supervisors, and I bequeth to mr Phylip
for hys labor xxs. and to mr Rud for hys labor xiijs. iiijd. Thes beyng
wytnes, sir George Cooke; sir Andro Wylson; and sir William Thomson;
with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 23 November, 1531, by the executors.
The testament of John Parkynson [of Great Hale].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 339.]
12 November, 1531. I John Parkynson of Gret Hale makes my last
will. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of st John Baptist
of Gret Hale, and to my mortuary that at the law doth admitt. To the
vicar a cowe to pray for me and to discharge me of my tithys that I have
bene negligent in. To st John Baptist within the high quere of Gret
Hale viijd. To the altare of our Lady and the altare of st Catheryns
other of them iiijd. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the chylder of
st Catheryns ijd. To the house of Hauerholme xijd. To our Lady
altare of Ryskyngton iiijd. and to the high altare in the same churche
iiijd. To the same churche ij torchys. To Hugh my sonne one horse,
one stag, a stepefat, and a hayre, and a pare of qwernys, [etc.] [folio 339d.]
To John Hollande. To Robert Wylkynson of Dowesby. To Robert
Holland. To every chylde that my doughter hathe. To every chylde
that my sonne Hugh hathe. To Margaret Parkyn. To Xp'ofer Parkyn.
To John Dykynson. To George Dykynson. To John Walters. To
Margaret Lyerde. To Tommisyn Lierde. To the church off Gret Hale
one kowe to kepe my obbyt with, and the sayd cowe to be lettyn for xvjd.
in the yere and to up holde the stok. The resydue of my goodes I gyff
to Alyson my wyff and Hugh my sone, whome I make my executors.
Thes beyng wytnesses, syr George Pynder; Leonerd Markam; Thomas
Garwell; William Kyrton; Richerd Waters; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Sleford, 12 April, 1532.
The testament of W. Benlay [of Swineshead].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 336d.]
13 November, 1531. I William Benlay of Swyneshed makes my
testament and my last will. My body to be buryed within the churchyerde of our Lady in Swyneshed. To the high altare iiijd. To mr vicar
xijd. to pray for my soule. To our Lady warke of Lincoln viijd. To the
fatherles chyldren at st Catheryns iiijd. To William Baxster and to
Elizabeth hys wyff. To Johanne my doughter a lede standyng at Applay
and di' acre of wheate. To John Kelsay. The resydue of my goodes
I gyff to Jenet my wyff and to Frauncys my sonne, whome I make my
executors to dispose for the helthe of my soule. I will that mr Robert
Londe the vicar of Quadryng be the supervisor, gyffyng hym for hys
labor iijs. iiijd. Thes men beryng wytnes, sir Thomas Garton vicar;
Richard Bull; and Richard Johnson; cum aliis.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 April, 1532.
Richard Torsaye [of East Ferry].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 354.]
13 November, 1531. I Richard Torsaye in Estferrye in the parishe
of Scotton, hole in mynde and of good remembraunce, makes my last
will. My bodye to be buryed in the church of st Genevefe in Scotton. I
bequeathe in the name of my mortuarye after the custome of the countrye
yt now ys. To the hye awter in Scotton churche xijd. To our Ladye
workes in Lincoln minster viijd. To st Heugh light iiijd. To the hye
alter in Lincoln mynster iiijd. To Scotton church iijs. iiijd. To Kyrton
in Lynsey churche xijd. I bequeathe for one messe wth the derige to
be said in Scotton churche once by yeare for my sowle and all christian
sowles iiijd., and the said iiijd. to be taken owte of the coppye howse
rent in Lawghton duringe yearelye the space of xvj yeares. I bequeathe
for one messe wth the dirige to be said in our Ladye chapell in Estferrye
upon shrofte Twesday yearelye vjd. duringe for euermore, and the forsaid
vjd. to be taken forthe of the rent of the howse in Laughton agaynst the
crose. I bequeathe to the manteyninge and vpholdinge of the seruice
of allmightie God and of our blessed Ladye in the chappell in Estferrye
one cowe. To Elene Torsaye my daughter iiijl., to Johanne Torsaye my
daughter iiijl., to Dorothye my daughter iiijl., and thes xijl. aboue named
in penny or pennyworthe to be paid to thes iij madens. To my sonne
Thomas Torsaye xls. to mende yt he had in tyme past, desiringe him to
be good to his mother and to be contente wth this rewarde to mele no
forthermore as he intendes to have his mothers blessinge and myne for
euer more. To Roberte Moodye one quy of one yeare age. To Nicholas
Coke my seruante one white fillye yt was of the graye meare. To Agnes
my wyfe vijs. by yeare in cleare monye to be taken owte of the rente of
the howse in Laughton in Lynsaye agaynst the crose duringe her lyfe,
and the foresaid Agnes my wyfe to haue the thirde parte of all my goodes.
To my sonne John Torsaye my parte of the bargayne of the wynde mylne
in Ashbye field hole to him selfe. To the foresaid John Torsaye the halfe
parte of all the coppyes yt I haue in bargayne, and the other halfe parte of
the forsaid coppyes I geue to Agnes my wyfe duringe her lyfe. [page 355]
To my sonne John Torsaye all my harnesse and my instrumentes yt
belonges to my shoppe, and the best horse yt belonges to me. To thre
children of my daughter Elsabethe iij lambes. To my daughter Margarett
one yowe wth one lambe. To my brother Thomas Torsaye xijd. To
John Torsaye xijd. To Roberte Torsaye xijd. To my brother Wm
Torsaye iijs. iiijd., whome I make the superuisor. The residewe of all
my goodes I geue to Agnes my wyfe and to my sonne John Torsaye,
whome I make my executores yt they may dispose for the weale of my
sowle. Thes men beinge wittnes, Thomas Devyas in Estferrye; William
Jackson of the same; William Torsaye of the same; William Everard
of Laughton in Lynsaye; sir George Vessye prest in Estferrye; cum aliis.
Proved before L., at Gaynsbroughe, 20 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Richard Vausser [of Gosberton].
[L.C.C., 1532–4,f. 137d.]
13 November, 1531. I Richerde Vauser of the paryshe of Gosberkyrke
dothe make orden and dispose thys my presente testament and laste
will. My body to be buryd in the churche yerde of the appostellys
st Peter and st Poule in Gosberton. To the high altare of the same
churche ijd. To our Ladys offerynges of Lincoln ijd. To the fatherles
chyldren of st Catheryns withowte Lincoln wallys jd. All the resydue
of my goodes not gyffyn nor bequethyd I gyff them unto Thomas Leeke,
whome I make my executor to bryng my body unto the grounde and to
dispose them for the use of my soule as shall seme hym beste. Thes
beryng wytnes, sir Henry Topplys parysche preste; Godfray Surflyt
gentleman; and danne William Pyggot chanon; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 4 March, 1533–4.
The testament of John Cokke [of Barrow on Humber].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 277d.]
14 November, 1531. I John Cooke off Barrow makes this my last
will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of our
blessyd Lady in Barrow. To the high alter of the churche of Barrow
for forgottyn tithis viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln xxd. To Jane Cooke.
To my brother a motlay cote, a jamlet jerkyn. To Richerde Becke my
kynsman. The rest of my goodes I gyff to Margaret my wyff, whome
I make my executrix to dispose for my soule and all crysten soulys
as she thinkes best. Thes men wytnes, Robert Hall; and Robert Nele;
wyth other moy.
Proved before P., at Castre, 19 April, 1532.
Testament of William Olyver [of Winthorpe].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 13.]
14 November, 1531. I William Olyuer off Wynthorpe makes thys
my testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of our Lady
in Wynthorpe. To the honornamentes of the high altare ther xijd.
To st Jamys altare iiijd. To st Catheryne altare iiijd. To the bellys
iijs. iiijd. To the roode light xijd. To the Wessalys light viijd. To the
Yomans light xxd. To the Madyns light viijd. To our Ladys warke
of Lincoln and oblacion viijd. To oblacion at our Lady of Walsyngham
vjd. To the nonnys of Bollyngton xijd. I will haue a preste to syng
for my soule and all my good frendes in Wynthorpe churche the space
of one yere. To the chylder of John Oleuer. To Thomas Johnson
dooughter. To Agnes Wylkynson. To John Gurne. To Thomas
Malteby vicar iijs. iiijd., whome I make supervisor. To William Mylle
and William Cobbe other of them iijs. iiijd., whome I make my executors
to dispose the resydue of my goodes to the honor of God for the well
of my soule. Thes men wytnes, sir Thomas Malteby vicar; William
Mathe; John Gurne; with other.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 15 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Rawe [of Ancaster].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 285d.]
18 November, 1531. I Robert Rawe of Ancastre in the paryshyng
of Willesforth (fn. 2) makes my will and testament. My body to be buryed
in the churche yerde of our Lady of Willesforde. To the high altare
xijd. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the pore chyldren of st Catheryns
vjd. To the churche of Willesforde xijd. To the rode in the sayd
churche a taper of wax price viijd., and iijs. iiijd. to mayntene the light
therwith for evermore. To our Lady of Pety a taper of waxe price
viijd., and iijs. iiijd. to mayntene the light with for evermore. To the
Sepulcre light on schepe. To sir Thomas Hankyn a browne cowe. To
the churches of Colby, Willoby, Brauncewell, Dounesby, xijd. each.
To the chapell of st Jamys of Rawceby one schepe. To the chapell of
our Lady in the paryshen of Willesford on schepe. To the churche of
Ancastre xijd. To John Rawe my brother and hys wyff and to every
one of hys chylder one schepe. To Thomas Rawe. To William Raw.
To Thomas Lee. To Michel Wylkynson. To Robert Clerke of
Brawncewell. I bequeth to John Patynson and to Thomas Hewe to
be my supervisors, and eyther of them to have for ther labor iijs. iiijd.
The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Agnes Rawe my wyff and to Margaret
my doughter to dispose for the helthe of my soule as they thynke beste
to the ples' of God. Wytnes, sir Thomas Hankyng the curat; Thomas
Pecheyll; Thomas Dobleday; Thomas Too; with other moo.
Proved before P., at Ancastre, 8 March, 1531–2.
The testament of John Thorpe [of Denton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 282d.]
19 November, 1531, 23 Henry viii. I John Thorp of Denton,
yoman, seke of body, makes and ordens thys my present testament and
last will in maner and forme ensewyng, that is to wytt, [etc.]. My
body to be buryed in the church yerde of st Androy of Denton. To our
Lady of Lincoln viijd. To the high altare of st Androy of Denton for
my tithys forgottyn xijd. To the churche warke of Denton a quarter
of barly. To the Crosse gylde a schepe hog. To my father Robert
Thorpe. To my father [in lawe (fn. 3) ] William Julyan my weddyng gowne
with my best dooblet and my syde jaket. I will that my fyrme for the
terme of my yeres aftyr my decease remayn to Emot my wyff, and aftyr
that to William Julyan my father. To my wyff a colte and a fely that
my father Robert Thorpe hathe in kepyng. To Elizabeth my doughter and
heyre all my messuages, landes, lesurs, medoys, and pasturs that I have in
the townys and feldes of Laxton and Mynschepe or ellys where in the
counties of Yorke and Nottyngham, the whiche to me discendyd be
right of inheritaunce aftyr the dissese of my mother, to have and to holde
to the sayd Elizabeth and to the heyres of her body laufully cumyng
to holde of the cheffe lordes of the fee, therfore doying service dewe and
custome. To the sayd Elizabeth, aftyr the decease of Robert Thorpe
my father, all the landes and tenementes in the townys and feldes of
Laxton orellys where within the realme of Yngland the whiche I and my
father have purchesyd, to have and to holde to her and the heyres of her
body laufully cumyng. To William July an my father all maner of
evidences in hys kepyng concernyng the sayd messes, lands, [etc.], and
other the premisses, to the vse of the sayd Elizabeth and the heyres of her
body. All my other goodes I gyff vnto Emot my wyff and William
Julyan my father, whome I make my executors to dispose for the helthe
of my soule as they thynke most expedyent. Thes beryng wytnes,
sir Richard Wylson prest; William Shawe; Thomas Browne; with
Proved before P., at Grantham, 4 March, 1531–2.
Testament of Robert Aweray [of Beckingham].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 292.]
25 November, 1531. I Robert Aweray dwellyng in the paryshyng
off Bekkyngham makes my testament or my last will. My body to be
buryed in the churche or churcheyerde of All Halloys of Bekyngham.
To the high altare of the same churche for forgottyn tithys vjd. To our
Lady warkes at Lincoln viijd. To the bellys of Bekyngham xxd. To
Straglethorpe churche xxd. To Robert Aweray my new a quarter of
barly. To William Aweray my new a quarter of barly. I will Richerd
and William my sonys haue thys barly in ther gydyng to ther behoyff
till they cum to laufull age. The resydue of my houshold stuff I gyff
vnto my wyff. To iiij of Richerd my sonnys chylder iiij schepe. To
Thomas my sone ij ewys. I will yt Thomas my sonne haue fyve markes
forgyffyn hym of the xiij yere rent yt he hawys me yff he be good and
honest and troble not my executors, and let not my wyll fullfyllyng;
yff he be troblesum or make any busynes agenst my will or my executors
I will yt he pay to my executors the forsayd v markes. To my wyff my
house at the chauncell ende her lyff, and aftyr her decease I gyff it to
William my sonne. To my wyff my house in Straglethorpe her lyff, and
aftyr her decease to Richerd my sonne. The resydue of my goodes not
bequethyd I gyff to my wyff and William my sone that they may dispose
it to the pleasure of God aftyr ther myndes as they thynke best fullfyllyng
of my will and payng of my dettes, whome I make my full executors,
and Richerd my sone the supervisor, and for hys labor I gyff hym vjs. viijd.
Thes wytnes, sir Thomas Hirde the curat of the towne; Richerd Tayler;
Thomas Peke; Johannes Burt; wt other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 4 May, 1532.
The testament of Wylliam Modde [of Billingborough].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 285.]
29 November, 1531. I William Modde off Byllyngburgh make my
testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the church yerde of
Byllyngburgh. To the high altare of Byllyngburgh for tithys forgottyn
viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln ijd., and to our Lady warkes ijd., and to
the fatherles chyldren of st Catheryns ijd. To John Modde my sonne.
To Margery my wyff my house with the appurtenances that I dwell in
duryng her lyff, and aftyr that I will John my sonne have it to hym and
hys heyres of hys body; remainder to John Chapman and hys heyres
for evermore, causyng xs. to be done in a trentall for my soule and all
crysten soulys. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margery my wyff,
whome I make my executrix. Wytnes, sir Robert Litherlande; John
Daws; Robert Draper; Henry Chapman; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Burne, 7 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Thomas Peper [of Spilsby].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 319.]
29 November, 1531. I sir Thomas Peper of Spyllesby makes my
testament. My body to be buryed in the church yerd of sanct James
in Spyllesby. To owr Lady of Lincoln xijd. To the reparacyons of the
church of Spyllesby xxs. To the Coman lyght in Spillesby xd. To the
Yongmens lyght xd. To the Maydyns lyght xd. To the mayster of the
chauntre vjs. viijd. To every broder vjs. viijd. To Jane Lynlay vjs.
viijd. To John Rycroft and Annas hys wyffe xiijs. iiijd. To John
Crane of Bryngyll vjs. viijd. To Raythby to pore fowlkes xiijd. To
Hondylbe to pore fowlkes xiijd. To Partnay to pore folkes xiijd. To
Hawlton to pore folkes xiijd. To odar of Towntons to pore folkes xiijd.
To Estar Kell to pore folkes xiijd. To Margyt Peper xl. [folio 319d.] in
money and a spruse chyst and a pare cobyardes, [etc.]. To Elyzabeth
Gudschep. To every servand in the howse iiijd. To Thomas Whyttyng
and Elyzabeth hys wyffe vjs. viijd. I wyll have a trental song for me
and all my gud fryndes in Spyllesby church. To Rychard Grase iiijd.,
[etc.]. To sant James alter an autar clouthe, and to the sepultur ij
schetes of iij bredes. To the helpyng of my chambre xxs. I wyll have
a fre ston to lay upon me whan I am buryed, lyk Robert Godrykes. The
resydew of all my guddes I gyffe to mastar Francesse Stonar, whome I
make myne executor for to dispose for the helth of my saull and for all
my fryndes saulles and for all crysten soulles that God will have prayd
for. Theis men beryng wytnes, sir James Halyday; sir Thomas Arnold;
sir Thomas Smyth; and other mo.
Proved before P., at Spillesby, 14 October, 1534.