Testament of John Austyn [of Little Steeping].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 392d.]
2 January, 1531–2 (fn. 1) . I John Austyn off Lyttyll Stepyng makes my
last will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche of
st Andro off Lyttyll Stepyng, and my mortuary aftyr the custome of the
cuntre. To the anornamentes of our Lady altare at Lincoln xijd. To
the highe altare of Lyttyll Stepyng xijd. To our Lady light in Stepyng
churche vjd. To st John to st Thomas and to st Xp'ofer to euery chon
off them ijd. To the makyng of the gret bell of Lyttyll Stepyng xxs.
To the iiij orders off frerys in Boston to euery house iijs. iiijd., xxd. to the
place, and xxd. to the conuent. To the bellys at Halton xvjd., and to
the rynghers iiijd. To Alyson my wyff iij kye, [etc.]. To Agnes my
doughtter my best cupborde and my nexte best fallen table, [etc.]. To
my sun sir Thomas my swanne marke and all the swannys that belonges
to it, my best foldyn table, my best furryd gowne, and xxs. To my sun
William xlviijs. the whiche is in hys handes, [etc.]. To ichon of my
chylder barnys one schepe. To Helene my doughter a yong qwy and
xxs. I will that iij landes which I bought of John Copy of Halton be
put in feoffys handes to kepe an obbyt yerely for me, my wyff, and all
my chylder, for the terme of lxxx and xviij yeres, and to fynde a prykkyt
of waxe to the high altare, and to gyff to the preste for messe and dirige
iiijd., and to offer ij messe pennys, and to the ryngers iiijd. I gyff all my
lande that I have in Halton and Stepyng to Alyson my wyff duryng her
lyff yff so be that sche kepe her vnmaryed. And yff that sche be maryed
agane I will sche haue xls. be yere clere and no lande. To Agnes my
doughtter a house callyd Wryght house that William my sun wonnys
in, whyth the pastre by it. Also I will that sche haue a lyttyll pastre
callyd Foytyd pastre, and a pastre callyd Whatthyng by it. I will that
William my sun haue the house and pastre that he dwellys in duryng hys
mother lyff, he kepyng the house in repare. To William my sonne a
pastre callyd Sowttofte, and halff one acre lying in Gunholmes, and that
I will he haue wt in a yere aftyr my decesse a acre longyng to it lying in
the High Dales, and iij stong lying nexte Sturre Dyke. Also I will that
William my sun haue all suche landes as Alyson my wyfe hath duryng
her lyff aftyr the decesse off her excepte the house and the pastures that
I have gyffyn to Agnes my doughter, the which house and pastres I have
gyffyn to the forsayd Agnes to mary therwith her ij doughtters whose
namys is Alice and Grace. I will that aftyr the decesse of William my
sun that Robert hys sun haue the pastre in Halton felde and Whyttope
garthe, and that at perteynyth to it; and yff the sayd Robert dye wt
owt heyres off hys body laufully begottyn then I will that Helene my
doughter and Agnes my doughter haue it to them and ther heyres and
ther assygners. The resydue of my goodes not bequethyd I putto
Alyson my wyff and sir Thomas my sun, whome I make my executors,
they to dispose it for my soule and all crysten soulys. Thes wytnesses,
Walter Kelsay; John Fowler; Robert Preston; William Havmunde;
wt other mo.
Proved before P., at Parteney, 5 May, 1531.
The testament of W. Mittchell [of North Elkington].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 392.]
2 January, 1531–2. I William Mittchel of Northelkyngton, husbandman, makes my will. My body to be buryd within the paryshe churche
of st Helene in Northelkyngton. I gyff for brekyng of the grounde with
in the sayd churche vs. of money and a quarter of barly, one halff to be
payd in thys yere and the other halffe the nexte yere foloyng. To my
eldest sonne John Mytchell my house with the purtenances buyldyd in
Cestren gate in the paryshe of Louthe, to holde to hym and to hys heyres
malys of hys body; and yff it happen the sayd John to decease withowt
heyres males of hys body then I will my sayd house remayn to my other
fyve sonnys, that is, John, John, Thomas, Robert, and William, every
one of them singlerly aftyr others deceasse, and to the heyres males of
ther bodys; remainder to the nexte of my blode. I will that all my
goodes bothe within the house and withowt be devydyd in thre partes,
fyrst parte to me parte to be disposyd for my soule helthe, the secund
parte to Agnes my wyff, and the thyrde parte to be devydyd evenly
emong all my chyldren. I bequethe of my parte to my sun Robert xxty
schepe; to my sun William xxty schepe; to my doughtter Isabell xxty
schepe; to my doughtter Jenet ij schepe; to my doughter Margaret
one schepe; to my sun Thomas one schepe; to my godsun John Birin
ij schepe; to my sun William; [folio 392d.] to my doughter Isabell;
to my doughter Alyson; to sir Thomas Spaldyng vicar; to my eldest
sonne John; to John my secund sun; to John my thyrde sun; to my
goddoughtter Helene Tawx iiijd.; to our Ladys warke in the monastery
Lincoln of Lincoln [sic] iiijd.; to the churche of Southelkyngton ijs.;
to the churche of Fotherby ijs. I will that the resydue off my goodes
not disposyd nor bequethyd be evynly devydyd emong all my chyldren.
[If any of them] decease before age of mariage, I will ther parte or partes
be evenly devydyd emong them that lyffys. I will my eldest sonne
John and Thomas Tawx be my executors, and Thomas Tawx shall
have iijs. iiijd. for hys labor. I desyre sir Thomas Spaldyng vicar to be
supervisor. Thes wytnesses, sir Thomas Spaldyng vicar; John Benkes;
Philip Cowper; Thomas Tawx; Thomas Still; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 7 February, 1531–2.
The testament of Margaret Smyth [of Gayton in the Marsh].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 271.]
5 January, 1531–2. I Margaret Smyth of Gaton in the Marche,
wydo woman, make orden and dispose thys my present testament conteynyng therein my last will. My body to be buryed in the churche of
Gaton, and for my berelay in the churche I gyff vnto the payntyng of the
sepulcre vjs. viijd. To the sacramente of the same churche of Gaton
vjd. To the high altare of the same a lynnyn schete with a blak sylke
seame. To our Lady gylde iiijd. To st George gylde iiijd. I wytt and
bequest vnto sir John Red my gostly father a trentall of messys for my
soule and for my frendes as he can conueniently cum to say them, and for
hys labor xs. To Thedilthorpe churche wich is of st Helene a cowe,
for the wiche I will ther be founde a light yerly afore our Lady in the same
churche. To Mawd Drax my doughter. To Jenet my doughter. To
Elizabeth my doughter, and to ether of her chylder. To Agnes and
Mawde my doughters. To sir John Red. To iiij godchylder iiij grottes.
I gyff to be disposyd at the day of my berelay xs. To Agnes Drope.
I will that John Bust and Rawff Drax be my executors, and to have for
ther labors ether of them vs. The reste of my goodes not wyt be disposyd
for the helthe of my soule. I will that sir William Whyte and Richerd
Drope be my supervisors. Thes wytnes, sir William Hunt; sir John
Red; Xp'ofer Bicrofte; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Alford, 16 April, 1532.
The testament of Thomas Goose [of East Kirkby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 391.]
7 January, 1531–2. I Thomas Goose of Estkyrkby makes my last
testament. My body to be buryd in the churche of st Nicholes of
Kyrkby foresayd. To our Ladys warke of Lincoln vjd. To the parysh
altare off Kyrkby xijd. To the churche warke ther vjs. viijd. To the
reparacions of our Lady altare ther vjd. To Jeshus altare ther iiijd.
To the reparacion of st Catheryne altare iiijd. To the bellys ther ijs.
To bying of one hersse clothe ther xs. To the sayd Kyrkby churche
one pare of senssers. To our Lady light ther xxd. To saynt Catheryn s
gylde ther one weder. To All Halloy light ther xxd. To a seculer prest e
to pray for my soule all my frendes soulys and all crysten soulys by the
space of ij yeres xl. To the churchewardons of Kyrkby ij ky for ever,
that is to say for the mayntenyng and repayryng of the high ways within
the parysh of Kyrkby, wher they and the paryshoners shall thynke it
moste nede to be mayd. To my executors or ther assygnes for one obit
to be kepyd yerly in Kyrkby churche at my yere day by the space of
xxty yeres nexte aftyr my decesse vjl. xiijs. iiijd., that is to say yerely
vjs. viijd., wherof shall be payd to the curat iiijd., and one messe peny
to every other preste ther iiijd., to the parysh clerke ijd., to every other
clerke that synges jd., to the ryngers iiijd. And that that dothe remayne
of the sayd vjs. viijd. I will it be gyffyn to pore people of Kyrkby in
almys to pray for my soule, my wyffes soulys Sibill and Agnes, my father
and my mother John and Alice, my doughters Jane and Helioner, Thomas
Scamon, and all crysten soulys. And aftyr thys maner I will it be done
yerely by the space of the sayd xxty yeres, I will that my executors cause
a dirige to be sung for me and peny dole for as many as cumys at the day
of my buryall; I will that my executors gyff att my seventh day xs. for
dirige and in almys, and at my xxxty day as myche. To iiij men that
bearys my body to the churche every one of them iiijd.; to ij pore folkes
for prayng for my soule ij gownys. To our Lady chauntre of Kyrkby
forsayd to be prayd for ever one cownter and my gret spyt. I will that
the abbot of Revesby have to pray for me xxd., and every monke ther
iiijd. To every one of my godchyldern dwellyng within [folio 39d.]
Kyrkby xijd. To Robert Adlarde and to hys wyff one sylke rybbyn.
To Anne Barryt my goddoughtter vjs. viijd., [etc.]. To Margery Rawlet
xiijs. iiijd. To Anne Bate. To Margaret Swete xxs. To Dorothe
Atwell xxs. which is in her father handes John Atwell. To Martyn
Barret hys wyff and every one of hys chyldren iiijd. To Margaret Parhoo
vjs. viijd. To Catheryne Chester iijs. iiijd. To Helene Chester my
servant her hole yere wagys. To Thomas Doly xijd. To the churche
warke of Hagneby iijs. iiijd. To Mynyngesby churche warke ijs. My
will is that all men schall knaw that I have solde all my landes and
tenementes that I have in Lincoln schyre to Thomas Gyldon to have
to hym and to hys heyres in fee for the somme of xll. sterlyng to be payd
in maner and forme foloyng, at the feste of All Saintes nexte aftyr the
callyng of the sayd Thomas Goose to his mercy owt of thys present
worlde xxty markes to my executors or ther assygners, and so at the feste
of All Saintes nexte yere foloyng other xxty markes, and also at the sayd
feste of All Saintes nexte yere foloyng aftyr that other xxty markes;
not withstandyng I will that my feoffers to stande and be seasyd off and
in all the premises to my use duryng my lyffe, and aftyr my decesse to
the use of the sayd Thomas Gyldon and to hys heyres in fee. The res ydue
of my goodes I gyff them to sir Robert Wryght and sir Richerde Salter,
whome I make my executors for to dispose them wt in the parysh of
Kyrkby as they shall thynke best for my soule my frendes soulys, and
all crysten soulys. Thes beyng wytnesses, sir John Parcar vicar; William
Yrland; Walter Hamonde; Thomas Vncle elder; Robert Heed junior;
and Robert Castill of Kyrkby; with other mo. I make Thomas Gyldon
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 17 January, 1531–2. Administration
granted to sir Richard Salter, power being reserved to grant to sir Robert
The testament of Richard Pasmer [of Sutterton].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 335d.]
10 January, 1531–2. I Richerd Pasmere off Sutterton makes my
testament. My body to be buryed in the holy churchyerde of our
blessyd Lady of Sutterton. To the high altare of our blessyd Lady for
tithys necgligently forgottyn iiijd. To our Lady of Sutterton, callyd
our Whyte Lady ijd. To the Plough light of Sotterton ijd. To our
mother church of Lincoln iiijd. To Emot my wyffe. To Thomas my
sonne. To Catheryne my doughter. To George my sonne. To William
my sonne. I surrendre into the handes of William Bogge of Sutterton
my mansion in the whiche I dwell and all the landes that I do holde be
coppye of my lord the abbot and the convent of Croyland. I will that
the sayd Wylliam Bogge at the next lette holden Dowdecke hall do make
surrender of the sayd manssyon and landes to Thomas Passemere my sone
aftyr the custome of the lordschip and tenor of the sayd landes. I will
that Emot my wyff have her wonyng in the mansion and the rent of the
landes holden by copy of my lorde and convent of Croylande the space
of vij yeres nexte together foloyng the date herof, acquietyng and payng
all rentes and charges belongyng to the sayd mansion and landes, towarde
the noryshyng, fyndyng, and bryngyng up of my chylder. I will that
wyth parcell of the resydue of my other goodes not bequethyd that
Emote my wyff, whome I make my executrix, bring me forthe, [etc.],
to the pleasyng off God and helthe to my soule. I will when my body is
brought forthe, my dettes payd, and thys my wyll fulfyllyd by the
oversight of William Bogge, whome I make supervisor, all the resydue
of my goodes to be evenly devydyd emong my chylder by even porcions.
And yff [folio 336] it fortune any of my chylder to dye before the age of
xviij yeres, [etc.]. Thes whytnes, Thomas Hulton gentleman; Roger
Bussy; Richard Bennacle; William Passemere; William Sewell; and
Thomas Thonerde; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
The testament of Michaell Smyth [of Ulceby by Alford].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 270d.]
10 January, 1531–2. I Michel Smyth off Vlceby makyth this my last
will and testament. My body to be buryed within the church yerde
off All Halloys in Vlceby. To our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the high
altare of Vlceby viijd. To the church warke of the same iijs. iiijd. To
st Margaret of Kettisby iiijd. To our Lady of Walsyngham iiijd. To the
good roode of Boston iiijd. To John, Robert, George, William and
Richerd my sonnes. To Alson my doughter a cowe, [etc.], to be delyveryd
her at her mariage. To Jenet, Margaret, and Elizabeth my doughters.
I will that a trentall be done for the helth of my soule and all my good
frendes soulys. To Margaret my wyff my lyttyll house in Vlceby with
the closys to the felde syde as the banke lyeth, with the lyttyll close be
syde mr Rygges grounde, with vj acres lande in other felde, duryng the
terme of her lyff; also all my housyng, closyng, and landes within the
lordschip of Vlceby and Forthyngton with ther appurtenances for the
terme of iiij yeres. And yff it fortune that John my sonne and here
decesse within the sayd iiij yeres, then I will that Margaret my wyff
have the sayd landes till suche tyme as my heres cum to laufull age,
and I will that she leve the sayd landes in sufficient repare at the ende
of her yeres. All the resydue of my goodes not wytt nor gyffen I gyff
to Margaret my wyff, whome I make my executrix to dispose for the
well of my soule. To William my brother ij acres lande in Forthyngton
felde for the space of one yere, and he to be supervisor. Wytnesses, sir
Thomas Hawlkysworth; Jamys Scherpe; and John Dande; with
Proved before P., at Alford, 16 April, 1532.
Testament of Richard Alcoke [of Claypole].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 371.]
12 January, 1531–2. I Richerd Alcoke of Clapole makes and ordens
my testament and last will. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde
of the holy appostellys Peter and Paul in Claypole. To the high altare
of Claypole for tythys forgotten vjd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln
iiijd. To the cawsy of Clapole iiijd. To Alyson my doughter iiijl., and
her mother to haue the kepyng therof iij yere, and aftyrwarde her mother
for to delyuer vnto her suche good as she may the best spare at the request
of her brother and William Parker and John Alcok. To William Alcoke,
Gylbert Alcoke, and John Alcoke my sonnys my tofte in Farneton with
all the purtenances and the commodities that belonges therto. To the
church warke off Clapole xijd. To Stubton churche iiijd. To William
my sone my best russyt gowne and my best doblet. To Gylbert my sone
a yowe hogge. To Agnes Copeland half a quarter barly. To John my
sone a wether hog. To John Alcok sone of William Alcoke a bushyll
barly. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Margaret my wyff, whome I
make my trewe executrix, she for to dispose them as she thynkes best
for the helthe of my soule. Thes wytnes, sir Robert Hertlay; Thomas
Pulle; Richerd Clerke; and many moy. I will that William Alcok
and Richerd my sonys be supervisors.
Proved before P., at Ancaster, 29 April, 1532.
The testament of John Carter [of Grantham].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 283d.]
12 January, 1531–2. I John Carter of Grantham make my last will
and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of st Wolfran
in Grantham. To the blessyd sacrament viijd. To our Lady of Lincoln
viijd. All the resydue of my goodes I gyff them fully to my sonnys
Henry Carter and Jamys Carter, whome I make my executors to bring
me to the grounde with them, [etc.]; and the rest of the sayd goodes to
be distributyd as they thynke best for the helthe of my soule. Thes
beryng whytnes, sir Thomas Newton; Thomas Preston; William
Houchynson; with moy.
Proved before P., at Grantham, 4 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Edmund Percy [of Sutterton].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 67d.]
16 January, 1531–2. I Edmunde Percy of Sutterton makes my
testament concludyng therin my last will. My body to be buryed in
the holy church yerde of our blessyd Lady of Sutterton, and my mortuary
aftyr the statutes newly orderyd by the parliament of our soverayn
lorde kyng [Henry (fn. 2) ] the eight, in the xxj yere of hys reigne. To the
high altare of our blessyd Lady of Sutterton for tithys negligently
forgottyn iiijd. To the hornonament of every altare within the same
churche ijd. To every [folio 68] light comptable within the same churche
ijd. To our mother churche of Lincoln ijd. To the orphans of
st Catheryns withowt the wallys of Lincoln ijd. To Catheryne my wyf
iiij mylke kye of the best, ij marys of the best. To William my sonne
ij maryes, one stag, and one burlyng. To John my sonne one burlyng
and vj schepe. To Thomas my sonne one burlyng and iiij schepe. To
Agnes my doughter one cowe with her calffe. To William Penson my
godsun one calffe to be delyveryd at Mayday. To Catheryne my wyff
my mansion with ij acres lande therto belongyng the terme of her lyff
naturall, provydyd that she nother to make strype nor waste, nor make no
remove of the horsemylne theron standyng, and aftyr her decesse I gyff
the sayd mansion with the ij acres grounde to William my sonne and to
the heyres of hys body laufully begottyn, and yff it fortune him to decesse
with owt such heyres, then I gyff the premises to John and Thomas my
sonnys evenly to be devydyd and to ther heyres of ther bodys, remainder
to Isabell and Agnes my doughtters and to the heyres of ther bodys.
To Catheryne my wyff ij acres grounde callyd Jossone garthe the space
of viij yeres nexte foloyng the date heroff, and then I gyff the sayd ij
acres to John and Thomas my sonnys in fee symple, provydyd when it
shall be thought expedyent and proffitable to Catheryne my wyff within
the terme of the sayd viij yeres I will the sayd Catheryne to fell and sell
the wood and tymber growyng off and uppon the sayd ij acres by the best
price she can, and the money therof takyn I will be devydyd betwene
Katheryne [folio 68d.] my wyff, William, John, and Thomas my sonnys
in equall porcions; and I will that the fencer and clawser of the stowin
be takyn of the hole somme that it is solde for. To John and Thomas
my sonnys one jake, one salet, one gorgeyt, a pare of splyntes, one byll,
one knyff, and one bukler evenly to be devydyd betwne them. The
resydue of all my goodes I gyff and put to the disposicion of Catheryne
Percy my wyff, whome I orden and make to be my executrix to bring
me furthe as she shall thynke best to plese God for the most helthe and
proffyt for my soule and for all xp'en soulys by the oversyght of William
Percy of Spaldyng, whome I make supervisor, to whome I gyff for hys
labor and besynes vs. sterlyng. Thes wytnes, sir Richerd Wade parysh
preste; Roger Booso of Sutterton; John Thomison; and Richerd
Thomsone of Algargyrke.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 October, 1532.
Testament of Robert Ayer [of Toft Grange in the parish of Kirkby on Bain].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 15.]
18 January, 1531–2. I Robert Ayer off toft graunge withyn the paryche
off Kyrkby super Bayn, yoman, mayke thys my last wyll. My body to
be buryed in the monastery off our lady in Reuysby. To our mother
chyrche warkes off Lincoln xijd. To the hye awter off Kyrkeby xijd.
To the fyndyng of a serge before the crucifyx ijs. To Knayth churche
iijs. iiijd. To John Ayr my sone. To Annas my doȝhter. To Margarett
my doȝhter. To my lord and convent off Reuesby xs. to do a trentall
off massis for the helth off my sowle. To Agnes Aylen [sic] a quee. To
John Overbury. I will that Jenett my wyffe haue my howse at Marum
with all that belongyth thereto whych ys in the holdyng off Thomas
Adam roper for the terme off hyr lyffe, and after hyr decesse I wyll
that John my sone haue hytt to hym and to hys heres off hys body, and
yff he dye withowt seche heres, then I wyll that Xp'ofer my sone haue
ytt to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Robert my sone
to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Agnes and Margarytt
my doȝhters and there heres. To Xp'ofer my sone a howse in Marum
with all that belongytth therto whyche ys in the holdyng off Thomas
Lawson, to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to John my
sone, to hym and to hys heres off hys body; remainder to Robert my
sone to hym and to hys heres of hys body; remainder to Agnes and
Margaret my doghters to them and to their heres. To Robert my sone
a howse in Marum whyche ys in the holdyng of John Wryght, when he
shall cum to lawfull age, and tyll that tyme I wyll that Ezabell Elwold
my syster have yt, and yff the sayd Robert dye withote heres off hys body
then I wyl that John my sone have yt to hym and to hys heres off body;
remainder to Xp'ofer my sone to hym and to hys heres off hys body;
remainder to Agnes and Margaret my dowghters. I wyll that my howse
att Stykney be sold after the mynd off my lord off Revesby, and my
executors have the mony to be devydyd betwyxe Jenet my whyffe and
John Mawe hyr brother. The resedewe off my guddes I gyffe them to
Jenett my whyff, Cutbert Ayere and John Ayere my sonnes, whom I
mayke my executors to dispose for the helthe of my sowle. I wyll that
my lord off Revesbe be supervisar. To sir John Robinson. Also I
wyll that Jenett my wyffe have the rent off the howse off Xp'ofer Ayere
tyll he cum att lawfall age. Thes beyng wyttnes, mr Vmfray Myssenden;
sir John Robinson pryst; and Robert Aleyne; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 16 May, 1532, by the executors.
The testament of Nicholas Smyth [of Thorganby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 287.]
18 January, 1531–2. I Nicholes Smyth of Thurganby makes my last
will and testament. My body to be buryed in the churche yerde of
All Halloys in Thurganby. To the high altare of Thurganby xijd. To
our Lady off Lincoln viijd. To our Lady warke iiijd. To st Hugh hede
iiijd. To st Romans ijd. To the kyrke of Thurganby vjs. viijd. to fynde
a serge of a pounde wax to burne at the leuacion tyme of the messe afore
the sacrament in the quere. To the same kyrk of Thurganby a quarter
barly. To the churche of Swynhope a quarter berly. To the chapell
bryg off Thurganby xvjd. To the chapell of the same viijd. To the
sepulcre light in Thurganby xijd. To the nonnys of Irforth, to my
lady priorisse viijd., and to every nonne off the same place iiijd. To the
chanon of the same place iiijd. To Croxby kyrke viijd. To Hatclyff
kyrke viijd. To Westrandall kyrke vjd. To Woldenewton kyrke vjd.
To my mother xiijs. iiijd. To Margaret my syster iijs. iiijd. To Helene
my syster iijs. iiijd. To sir Robert Gelle xs. to pray for me. To William
Gunderby my vnkyll xvjs. which he ought me. To John my brother.
To everyone of my god chylder. To Emme my syster doughter. To
Alyson my syster doughter. To John my syster sonne. To Robert
William and Margaret my syster chylder. To William Gunderby my
vnkyll sone. To Robert Androy a sleveles cote of tawny. The resydewe
of my goodes I gyff to William Beche my brother in lawe, whome I make
my executor to dispose for my soule. Thes recorde, sir Robert Gell;
Thomas Stevenson; and Henry Whyte; with other moy.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 9 February, 1531–2, by the executor.
The testament of Jenite Grene [of Wrangle].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 332.]
19 January, 1531–2. I Jenet Grene of Wrangle makes thys my last
will and testament. [folio 332d.] My body to be buryed within the church
yerde of Wrangle be my husbande. To our Lady of Lincoln viijd. To
our Lady gylde of Wrangle iiijd. To John Whyetney, William
Whyetney, Thomas Wasteler, and Agnes Wastleyr, schepe, [etc.] I will
my other schepe be solde be my executors whome I make John Whyetney
and Grace Grene, and the money of the sayd schepe be disposyd in warkes
of charite for my soule and all crysten soulys upon the day of my buryall,
vij day, and xxx day. The resydue of my goodes I will remayn to Grace
Grene for to pray for my soule for evermore. Thyes beyng wytnesses,
Leonerd Bawdry; John Clymson; John Hatson; Richerd Gray;
William Stevenson the yonger; with other.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532. Administration granted
to Grace Grene, the executrix, she being sworn in the presence of John
Whyetney, the co-executor, who refused to take upon himself the burden
The testament of Thomas Harde [of Billinghay].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 294.]
20 January, 1531–2. I Thomas Herde of Byllyngay makes my testament and last wyll. My body to be buryed in the church of st Androy
the appostell off Byllyngay. To the high altare in the churche of
Byllyngay for tithys forgottyn ijs. To the reparacion of our mother
churche in Lincoln xijd. To the high altare of our Lady of Lincoln
xijd. To the chanons and nonnys of Catlay iijs. iiijd. To the iiij orders
of frerys in Lincoln iiijs. I will that v messys of the v woundes of our
Saviour Crist Jhesu be celebrat and song in the churche of Byllyngay for
my soule helthe. To the reparacions of the bellys of Byllyngay iijs. iiijd.
The resydue of my goodes I gyff to Beatrix my wyff, whome I make my
executrix, she for to dispose for my soule helthe. To every god chylde
that I have within the parysh of Byllyngay iiijd. I make John Herde
of Byllyngay the supervisor, and to have for hys labor vjs. viijd. Thes
beyng wytnes, Thomas Lytster vicar of Byllyngay; William Williamson;
Walter Bate; Robert Dykynson; William Hall; Thomas Gylberde;
and John Gladwyn.
Proved before P., at Naneby, 9 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Robert Wowsse [of Aslackby].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 284d.]
20 January, 1531–2. I Robert Wowsse makes my last will. My
obdy to be buryed in the kyrke yerde of st Jamys in Aslakby. I wyt to
the high altare xijd. To the kyrke warkes xijd. To st Jamys one pounde
of wax. I wyt to our Lady halffe a pounde of wax. I wyt to our Lady
of Lincoln iiijd. I wyt Edwarde my sonne one fely stag, [etc.]. To
Elizabeth and Johan my doughters. I make my wyff my executor to
dispose for the helthe of my soule and bryngyng up of my chyldren.
Wytnes herof, William Barber; John Browne; William Cron; with
Proved before P., at Burne, 7 March, 1531–2.
The testament of Richard Benacle [of Swineshead].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 333.]
23 January, 1531–2. I Richerd Benacle off Swyneshed make my
testament concernyng my last will. My body to be buryed in the church
yerde of our Lady in Swyneshed. To the high altare ther for tithys
forgottyn iiijd. To every altare in the sayd churche ijd. To the church
warke ther iiijd. To our Lady warke of Lincoln ijd. To the fatherles
chyldren of st Catheryns nygh Lincoln jd. The resydue of my goodes
I gyff to Alice my wyff, my dettes payd, whome I make my executrix,
she to bring up my chyldren and to dispose for the welthe of my soule
as she thynkes best. Thes beyng wytnes, sir Thomas Garton vicar;
John Obson; Richerde Sherpe; cum aliis.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
The testament of T. Knyght [of Swineshead].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 332d.]
23 January, 1531–2. I Thomas Knyght of Swyneshed make my
testament concernyng my last will. My body to be buryed in the church
yerde of our Lady in Swyneshed. To the altare ther for tithys forgottyn
xijd. To every altare in the sayd churche iiijd. To the church warke
ther iijs. iiijd. To our Lady warkes of Lincoln viijd. To the fatherles
chylder of st Catheryns viijd. The resydue of my goodes I gyff to the
disposicion of Richerde Barlyman my father in law, he to gyff and dispose
them as he thynkes best. Thes whytnes, sir Thomas Garton vicar;
Thomas Dykonson; Richerd Sherpe; cum aliis.
Proved before P., at Boston, 9 April, 1532.
The testament of Robert Sherpe [of Barrowby].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 45.]
23 January, 1531–2. I Robert Sherpe off Barughby, husbandman,
seke the body, hole the mynde, do make my will and testament. My
body to be buryed within the churche of All Saintes in Barughby. To the
highe altare in the same churche for tithys forgottyn ijs. Also unto the
parsone of the same churche in recompence of my mortuary and
dischargeyng of my conscience vs. I will have at my buryall dirige with
note, and to be delte unto all people ther beyng halpeny bred. To the
red arke in the cathedrall churche of our blessyd Lady in Lincoln xijd.
To the reparacions of the churche of Barughby iijs. iiijd. To Harlaxton
churche xvjd. To Gunwerby churche viijd. To the frerys off Grantham
xs. for a trentall of messys. To every one of my godchylder beyng within
the space of vij mylys of Barughby a schepe hogge. To the reparacions
of the high way abowte the towne and the lordeschip of Barughby xijd.
To Jenet Harnolde of Harlaxston. To Agnes Addam my syster one of
my balde feles. [folio 45d.] To Thomas Huitson. To Jenet Huytson.
To Robert Huytson my godsone. To Isabell Hunton my servant. To
Elizabeth and Alice my doughters. To Crystyne Ameyrys. To the
mayntenaunce of our Lady light in the churche of Barughby a yowe
schepe. To Henry Scherpe. To John my servant. To Isabell Robson.
To every cotcher in Barughby that goys not with a plugh a pecke of
malte. To Walter Hornoll. To Robert Adam of Harlaxstone. I will
that all my housholde stuff be devydyd indifferently emonges my iiij
doughters, and the sayd doughters and ther partes to be at the puttyng
and gydyng of John Harnolde off Harlaxstone and Thomas Harberde
of Barughby untyll they be of xiiij yeres of age, and then I will ther stuff
be delyveryd unto them. And yff any of them departe owt of thys worlde
afore they come to the sayd age, then I will ther parte remayn unto the
other, and so from one to another. And yff they all departe thys worlde
or they come to the sayd yeres, then I will it be devydyd betwyxte my
ij systers. I will that my executors shall sell my lande to the performyng
of my will and to pay my dettes, and the overplus off the money to be
devydyd indifferently emonges my iiij doughters; and the resydue of
all my goodes be indifferently devydyd by evyn porcions emonges my
iiij doughters; and the sayd doughters with ther partes to be at the
governyng and puttyng of John Harnolde of Harlaxstone and Thomas
Harberd of Barughby untyll they be off xiiij yeres off age. And when
they do cum to the sayd yeres I will they have ther partes delyveryd
unto them. And yff it fortune that any of them departe owt of thys
worlde afore they do cum to the age aforesayd, then I will that parte
remayn unto the other of my doughters, [folio 46] and yff they all departe,
then I will the sayd goodes be disposyd for the helthe of my soule and
all my good frendes soulys at the discrestion of John Harnolde and Thomas
Harbarde with the councell of sir William Meyson my gostly father.
I orden John Harnolde and Thomas Habarde [sic] my executors, and ether
of them to have for ther labor vjs. viijd., and sir William Meyson my
gostly father to be supervisor, and to have for hys labor iijs. iiijd. Thes
beyng wytnes, Walter Harnolde of Barughby; Robert Smyth of the
same towne; with certen other.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 11 July, 1532. Administration granted
to John Harnolde power being reserved to grant to Thomas Harbarde.
The testament of George Screvener [of Great Limber].
[L.C.C., 1520–31, f. 286.]
24 January, 1531–2. I George Screvyner of Lymburgh Magna do
make my will and testament. My body to be buryed in the church of
st Peter of Lymburgh Magna, with my mortuary as the lawe requyrith.
To the high altare in the sayd churche xijd. To the anornyng of the
sacrament vjd. To the high altare of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the
churchwarke of our Lady of Lincoln vjd. To the gilde of st Thomas in
Lymburgh halff a quarter of barly. To every one of my godchylder iiijd.
To one prest one quarter sowde to syng for my soule. The resydew of
my goodes I gyff to Jennet Screvener my wyff, whome I make my
executor to dispose to the helthe off my soule and all crysten soulys. Thes
wytnes, sir Robert Jonson; Nicholes Screvyn; and Richerd Sargeand;
with other moy.
Proved at Castre, 5 February, 1531–2. Administration granted to
The testament of Andrew Shallok [of Boston].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 207.]
25 January, 1531–2. I Andro Shallok off Boston, draper, make my
testament and last wyll. My body to be buryed within the churche
off sanct Botulphe in Boston. To my mortuary that the law requerythe
To the hyght alter in Boston for tythes forgootton xijd. To our mother
chyrche off Lincoln xijd. To the orphans att saynt Kateryns without
the barres att Lincoln xijd. To the hyght altar in Conysby xijd. To
Jamys Shalok my brother and hys chylder sevyn poundes equally to be
devydyd emonges them. To the same Jamys my tawny gowne furyd
with blak lame, a dublett, a jakett, and a peyre off hosse. To Alson
Goodhusband my syster asmuche blak clothe as wyll make her a gowne,
and a kyrtyll off worsted whyche was my wyfys, or else asmuche new
clothe as wyll make her a kertyll. To Alan Kele beydman and Robert
hys brother ether off them a jakett and a peyre off hose. To Marion
Hogeson a gowne of my wyfys, or else asmuche clothe as wyll make her
a gowne. To sir Wylliam Shalok my brother son xxs. The resydew
off my guddes and catell no [sic] geven nor bequethed, and also my
copy hold renttes, I geve them to Wylliam Tomlinson off Boston mercer,
he to receve my dettes and pay my dettes and bryng me furthe, whom
I doo make my sole executor. I wyll that Jamys my brother be supervisor of thys my testament and last wyll yff it pleys hym. These beynge
wyttnes, sir Thomas Cercy preyst; Rychard Wace; Wylliam Bolles;
and Nycholas Blewett; with other; the daie and yere above wryttyn.
Proved before P., at Lincoln, 15 December, 1533.