Anne Methelay [of Over Burnham].
[Stow, 1531–56, p. 345.]
30 November, 1521 (fn. 1) . I Ann Methelaye of Ouerburnum in the parishe
of Haxaye, wydowe, hoale of mynd and perfyte memorye, make my
testament and will. My bodye to be buryed before the crose in the church
yeard of st Nicholas of Haxaye nighe vnto sepulture of John Methelaye
late my husband. I bequeith in the name of my mortuarye my beaste
according to the custome of the cuntrye. To Joanne Methelaye my
daughter all my apparell and rament belonginge to my bodye. To our
Ladyes workes of Lincoln' iiijd. To the highe alter for tythes forgotten
iiijd. The residewe of all my goodes above not bequest my debtes
considered and paid I geue and bequest to Nicholas Methelaye, William
Methelay, Roberte, and Jefferey my sonnes, whome I ordeyne executors
and [page 346] that they dispose the said godes amoungest them, and that
euerye one of them when they shall come to the state of mariaige haue
their porcions of the said goodes to dispose for their most profytt; and
John Methelaye my eldist sonne I constitute superuisor. Thes wittnesses,
sir Roberte Hewett, parishe prest: William Sandford; Roberte Hessyll;
Proved before L., at Owston, 16 June, 1531.
The testament of Edward Hyn [of Donington in Holland].
[L.C.C., 1532–4, f. 72]
1529. I Edward Hyn of Donyngton make my last will and testament. My body to be buryed within the church yerde of Donyngton.
To the high altare ther for tithys forgottyn xijd. To every other smal
altare viijd. To every gylde iiijd. To every light in the same churche ijd.
To the church warke of the same and to the reparacion of the bellys
iijs iiijd. To the church warke of our Lady of Lincoln iiijd. To the
fatherles chylder of st Catheryns ijd. To one ornament to the churche
of Donyngton xls. To Catheryne my syster to her mariage xls. To
Jenet my syster ij qwyes. To Jenet her doughter yff she lyff to the age
of xvj yeres xiijs. iiijd. The resydue of all my goodes I gyff to Robert
Hyn my father, and I will that he be my executor, and he to pay my
legacy and bring me furthe as he thynkes best, by the oversight of sir
John Pollyn chauntry prest of Donyngton, and he to have for hys labor
iijs. iiijd. Thes men beryng wytnes, Roger Aucoke, Nicholes Kerbe, of
Donyngton; with other mo.
Proved before P., at Spaldyng, 10 October, 1532.
||The date has been altered from 1531.