William PETYPASE

In the name of god amen ye fyrste day of September in ye yere of oure lord god 1557 I William PETYPASE of Longwyke in the pyshe of prince Risborowe being sike in boddie & having pfect remembraunce do make this my laste will & testament as here after followethe

Ffyrste I beqth my soule to allmightie god to or leadie St Marie & to all ye hollie companie in heaven & I will my boddie to be buried on ye northe side of ye churchyerd

Item I geve to ye churche xij d

Item I geve to William my sone iij kyne ij steres x shepe a quarter of whet & a quarter of barley & all my boords at Ascot and a score at home iij table plancks ij plancks to make ij foormes & a pan a pot ij ketles ij platters & a mattres a bolster & ij payre of shets a coverlett & a blankett & ij coffers

Also I will yt William my sone shall have vj acres of land rede tilled owt of my land yt I bought at Ascot & my executors to fynde him seed ye fyrste yere & afterward he to fynde seed him selfe & they to sell yt & carrie yt everie yere till he come to xviij yeres of age wherof iij acres of ye said land shal be whete & iij shal be barley not of ye woorste & I will yt my executors shall paye his fyne of yt said hold wherof he hathe his vj acres of land. And yf ye said William my sone die before he come to lawfull age I will yt Joan my doughter & Kateryne shall have halufe his stoke

Item I geve to Joan my doughter c li v quarter of barley & a quarter of whete & a heckfor a score of shepe a coverled & a blanket

Item I geve to Kateryn my doughter v li v quarter of barley a quarter of whete & a heckfor & a score of shepe a coverlet & a blanket

Item I geve to Henrie BROWNE my servaunt xx s

Item I geve to William PETYPACE my kinsman a quarter of barley an ewe & a lambe

Item I geve to Androw BEMAN my servaunt an ewe & a lambe

Item I geve to everie godchild a grolt (sic)

The residue of my goods not bequithed I geve to Joan my wyfe & Thomas my sone whome I make my executors. And yf said Joan my wyfe do chaunce to marre then ye whole occupieinge of ye holds shall remayne to Thomas my sone & yf ye said Thomas my sone will not be content to let his mother have halfe ye occupieinge of ye holds kepinge her wedowe then ye said Thomas my sone shall paye to his mother x li

Also I will yt Thomas BOWLER & William HEBE shal be oversears of this my laste will & testament

With these witenesses

John CLAYDON

William HEBE

Thomas BOWLER

Item I will yt William my sone shall receave ye rent of my howse at Alescot to his owne use & he to paye ye lords rent

Probatum fuit 1560 xxvo die mensis Novembris coram

File will D-A-Wf-5-341 – main differences

Edward BEMAN for Androw BEMAN

Grot for groit

The watermark of this file will and D-A-Wf-4-183 (John HAYLES) is an upright hand over which is a star. There are possibly letters on the wrist - ?PB

John DARELL

In the name of god amen the xij th day of September in the yere of or lord god 1558 I John DARELL dwelling wtin the pyshe of princes Risborow being sike of body & whole of mynd make this my laste will & testament

Ffirst I bequeth my sowle to amightie god & to or blessyd lady sainte Mary & to al the company of heven and my body to be buryd in the churchyard

Item to the mother church of Lincoln ij d

Item to the hie alter ij d

Item I will that Alis my wiff shall be my full executor of all my goods moveable and immoveable savinge that I geve to Joane my doughter xx s x shepe and a cowe & my wife to have the encrese of it till she cume to xvj yeres of age and if my child Joane do fayle then her stoke to remayne to my wife and John WEBE to be my overseer of this my will to be pformed & he to have for his paynes xij d

Witness to this will

Sir William GILLIET

William GOLDE

Probatum fuit ao 1558 xiijo Jarij psens mro Man

John HAYLES

In the name of god amen the ix th day of December & in the yere of or lord god 1558 I John HAYLES dwelling in the pyshe of princes Rysborow being syk of body and hole of mynde do make this my laste will and testament

Ffirste I bequeth my sowle to almightie god and to or blessyd lady sainte Mary & to all the company of heven & my body to be buryde in the churche of princes Rysborowe

Item to the mother churche of Lincoln ij d

Item to the high alter ij d

Item I geve to Jane NEWE my doughter iiij quarter of barley

Item to Edmund my sonne xij bushell of whete & barley

Item to Ame my doughter xij bushel of whete & barley

Item to Christopher (sic) my horse

Item to Margaret his doughter ij bushel of barley

Item to Joane his doughter a bushel of barley

Item to Ffraunces HOWSE my godsonne halfe a quarter of barley

Item to John EVYTTS my godson halfe a quarter of whete

Item I will whomsoever have my howse shall distribute to poore people for my sowle helthe ev’y yere at Christmas & at Ester (ij s vj d)

All the residew of my goods unbequethed moveable & unmoveable I geve to John my sonne whom I make my full executor & John REYNER Rychard LAMBE to be my overseers they to have for their paynes xij d apece

Witnes to this forme

John REYNER

Rychard LAMBE

John HODSHON

JOHNSSONE

Probatum ao 1558 xxijo Julij coram

File will D-A-Wf-4-183

Differences

Ame = Ales

HOWSE = HAWSE

EVYTTS = EVYNS

(ij s vj d) = (2s 6d confirmed)

John TEMPLE

In the name of god amen the xx th day of May in the iij th & iiij th yere of the Rayne of Philipe & Mary by the grace of god Kinge & Queyne of England defendars of the faithe I John TEMPLE of the towne of prynses Rysborowe beinge sike of my body & hole of mynd mak this my laste will & testament

Ffirst I beqth my soule to allmightie god & my body to be buried in the churchyard of prynses Rysborowe

Item I gyve to the mother church of Lincoln ij d

Item I gyve to the hie alter ij d

Item I gyve to Mawld TEMPLE my wiffe all my goods lands & tents moveable & unmoveable with ffree hold & copie hold during her naturall liffe

Item I gyve to Ric FRY my servaunte vj li xiij s 4 d & that to be payd by the hands of Michaell TEMPLE my brother whom I make one of my executores & he to pay this money at the monethes mynde

Item I gyve to e’y godchild iiij d

Iem I gyve to Sybell CLARKE my goddaughter iij acres of land that was purchesed of William SARGEANTT

Item I gyve to (Cily) ALYN an ewe & a lambe

Item I will that Michaell TEMPLE my brother shall have the howsse that I dwell in after the deceasse of me & my wiffe & he to gyve & distribut within the pyshe of prynses Rysborowe at the discrecon of the honest men within the pyshe

Item I will that Mawld my wiffe & Nicholas (sic) TEMPLE my brother to be sole executores

Item I will that Michaell TEMPLE & John WYBORNE shall have all my goods moveable & unmoveable after the disseasse of my wiffe & thes goods to be equally devided betwyne them twayne & my detts payd

Item I will that Edward CLARKE shall be my overseer of this my last will all things to be pformed & he to have for his labour xx s

By me Sir William GYLLIAT curat

Witnes to this to be true will

John (STAMPPE)

John REYNER

William GOLD (?Wryter)

There with others

Probarum fuit apud Whitchurch xiiij Julij Anno 1557

John RYDINGE

In the name of god amen the xxiiij day of May in the yere of or lord god 1557o & in the iij d & iiij th yere of the rayine of or soverayine lord & lady Kinge Philipe & Queyne Mary I John RYDINGE of Culverton in the pishe of prince Rysborowe in the countie of Buck husbandman havinge a good & in pfect remembrans thanks be to allmightie god make & ordeyne thys my last will & testament for & concerynge the order of & disposition of my goods & cattells after my decease in maner & forme follinge that is to say

Ffirst I commend my soule to allmightie god my redymer & saviour by & throwghe whose glorious dethe my hope is that when I shal be called frome this transitorie liffe to be of the number of them that shal be saved & my body to be buried in suche place within the pishe church or churchyard of prynces Rysborowe afforesayd where my executores shall appointe it

Also I beqth to the cathedral church of Lincolln ij d

Item I beqth to the hie alter within the pishe church afforesayd ij d

I gyve & beqth to William my sone sixe quarters of my best barley which is now growinge upon the grounde to be (dd) to the same William his executores or assignes within the pishe afforesayd in the maner & forme followinge that is to say at or before the feaste of all saints next ensuing the datt herof & at the feast of all saints which shalbe in the yere of or lord god 1558o by even porcons

I will & gyve to the sayd William my sone iiij bushells of my best wheat

Also I will & gyve to the same William my sone xxx s of good & lawfull money of England to be payd in maner & forme followinge that is to say yerely at the feast of the purificacon of the blessed virgyne Mary duringe the space of three yeres next ensuinge after my deceasse x s

Item I will & gyve to the sayd William my sone foure ewes with iij lambes of the medill sorte

Item I will & gyve to Nicholas my sone ij quarter of good barly to be delyvered to the same Nicholas his executors or assignes within the pishe afforesayd betwyne the feaste of all saints next comynge & the purificacon of the blessed virgyne Mary then next ensuynge

Item I will & gyve to the sayd Nicolas my sone ij of my ewes with iij of my lambes

Item I will & gyve to Thomas my sone ij quarters of good barly to be delyvered to the sayd Thomas his executores or assignes within the space afforesayd betwyne the sayd feaste of all saints next ensuinge the dat herof & the purificacon of the blessed virgyne Mary then next ensuing

Item I will & gyve to the sayd Thomas my brended heiffer & ij of my ewes with iij lambes

Item I gyve to Joane my doughter one quarter of cleane wheate & ij quarter of good barly to be delyvered to the said Joane her executores or assignes within the space afforesayd in maner & forme ffollowinge that is to say the moytie of the one halfe of the sayd quarter of wheate & ij quarters barly betwyne the feast of all saints & the purificacon of the blessed virgyne Mary next ensuing & above (e d) & the other moitie of the halfe of the sayd quarter of wheate & ij quarters of barly betwyne the feast of all saints & the purificacon of the blessed virgyne Mary which shal be in the sayd yere of or lord god 1558

Item I will & gyve to Ame DORVOLL my doughter ij of my ewes with iij lambes

And all my resydue of my goods & cattells not willed or given after my detts & legacies (compted) & payd I will & gyve to Ame my wellbeloved wiffe & John my sone to be equally devided betwyne them whome I ordeyne & make my executores of this my (parte) my last will testament. And Raffe LEE gent my overseer therof moreover I will that the sayd goods & cattells willed & gyven to the sayd Ame my wiffe & John my sone shal be equally devided by the sayd Raffe LEE or suche persone or persones as the same Raffe shall name & appoynte

Probatum fuit apud Whitchurche xiiij Julij Anno 1557

Thomas HAWIES

In the name of god amen in the xxvij th day of Maye in the vij yere of the reigne of King Edward the sixt I Thomas HAWIES of the parishe of princes Rysborow yeoman being of good and parfect memorie make this my last will in the maner & forme followinge that is to saye I gyve my sule to god allmightie & my body to be buriede in the pishe churchyard aforesayd

I gyve to Richard my sonne all my horsses carte gere & plaogh gere & all things belonging therunto

I gyve ro Richards wiffe all my bras & (pewter) saving one litell bras pott

I gyve her (hoche) & all things within the same

I gyve to Thomas the son of Henry HAWNES j quarter of wheat & another of barlie & the litell bras pott aforesayd

I gyve to my daughter Mary a bushell wheat & another of barlie to be ayd her at Christemas

I gyve Henry COCKE of Pen a bushell malte another of wheat to be payd hyme at Christemas

I gyve to all my godchildren iiij d a pece

I gyve to Robert HAWNES my sonne ij bushell of wheate & ij bushell of barly & my best cott

I gyve to the mendinge of the hie wayes xx d

I make my only executor Richard my sonne & also his wiffe & the resydue of my goddis unbequeithed I gyve to them & they to bestowe for my soule helth at my buriall as they thinke good & as my truste is in them & Henry HAWNES to be overseer

Witnes to this psens

William BLIKE

Henry HAWNES

Sir John STALWORTHE priest

Alis COKER

Agnes LOOSLEY

Probatum fuit apud Myssenden Magna 3o Octobris anno dni 1554o coram commissa antedict commissa

Note: the surname HAWIES and HAWNES as written in the register – no file will

In the parish registers, which commence in 1561, the family of HAWES are most numerous with two instances of HAYNES up to 1580

Hoche = possibly hutch – a chest

William CLERKE

In the name of god amen the xviij th day of September the yeare of or lord 1547 I William CLERKE of the parsh of Rysborough principis being of hole mynde and in good and pfitt remembrance laud and prayse be unto almyghty god make this my laste will in manner and forme folowinge that is to saye

Ffirst I bequeth my soule unto almighty god to or lady sainte Marye and al the holy companney of heven and my bodye to be buryd in the churche yard of or lady of Rysborow princpis

Item I bequeath the mother churche ij d

Item I bequeath to William CLERKE sonne to William CLERK ij s

Item to John BOLLE xij d

Item I beqth to my brother Andro CLERKE my beding holy wt all my wering gere

Item to Margaret SARGENT one shete

Debetts owing to be payd to me

First Rich BLACHED v li

Item of my brother Thomas CLARKE a quarter of barley price viij s

Item of Thomas BOWLE xij s viij d

Item of Henry CURRER viij s

Item of good wife BUTLER of Sanderton v s and a quarter wage and my leverye for a hole yere

Item of Nicholas RAVENING ij oxen

The resydue of al my goods not bequethed I geve and bequeth to Andro CLERKE & to Rich BLACKHED whom I make my full executors of this my laste will the yere and daye above said

These being witnes yt this is true

Sir James CHERNOLK

Tho BOLLER

Jo GOLDE

Henary CLERK

Wt other moo

Inventarij viij li xix s

Probatum fuit pns testam anno dni 1547 3o Novembris coram mro Harpsfield commissa

There is also a file Will – D-A-Wf-2-23

The main differences are the surnames

CLERKE is invariably CLARKE

BOLLE or BOWLE is BALER

CURRIER is CARTER

CHERNOLK is CHARNOCKE who has the added title ‘curat’

An additional witness is John CLARKE

1547 is written in full english

Quarter wage is warter wage

John MEDE

Original will D-A-Wf-1-314

In the name of god amen the ixth of June ye yere of or lorde god 1546 I John MEDE of Lowsley Roo in the pyshe of Rysborow principis being sike in body & having pft remembrance I make my testament & last will after this maner folowing

First I beqth my sowle to allmighty god to or lady sainte Mary and to al the holy companney of hevyn and my body to be buryd where it shal please god

Item I geve to the mother church of Lincoln ij d

Item to the sacrament of the alter ij d

Item Edward (sic) a payre of shets

Item I geve a payre of shets to John Harie Thomas Simond and Margaret my children every one of them apece

Item I will that John and Edward my children shall have a (burden) of tooles apece after my desease condysionally that the said John and Edward do the exercise them selves to the science or crafte to be a carpenter

The resydue of my goods not bequething my debets paid and this my will to be pformed I geve to Elsabeth (sic) my wife whom I make to be sole executrix to this my will to pforme hit for the helth of my sowle and al cristen sowles amen. Also I ordayne Harry HOWSE to be the pyshe of Sanderton to be overseer and he to have for his paynes ij d

Witting (sic) to this will

Thomas SMYTHE clarke

Henry HOWSE

Agnes SELE

Wt other moo

Suma inventarij iij li ix s viij d

Probatum fuit pns testam anno dni 1546 xjo Novembris apud Wicombe mag coram magr

Main differences from original will – In the list of children who shall receive a pair of sheets, Edward was originally listed after Simond, but Edward has been crossed out, and his line with the bequest of sheets is inserted over. After ‘every one of them apece’ are the crossed out words ‘one schepe and a shete’ Schyens for science. Sola executrix. Agnes FLYDE for Agnes SELE

John WADE

Original will D-A-Wf-2-73

In the name of god amen the yere of or lord god 1547 (sic) the xxvj daye of Julye I John WADE of Culverton wtin the pishe of princis Rysborowe being sike in bodye havinge pft remembrance I do make my testament and laste will in this maner followinge

Firste I beqth my soule to almighti god & to or lady sainte Marye to all the holy companney that is in heven & my body to be buryd wtin the churche yarde abovesaid

Item I beqtht the mother church of Lincoln ij d

Item I geve to the high alter ij d

Item to the rode lyghte ij d

Item to Jesus masse iiij d

Item I geve and beqtht Agnes WADE my wife the sume of x ls sterling and a cowe that the same Agnes bowght also I wil that the same Agnes shal have a cowe and everye yere folowinge duringe her life keping her wydowe an acker of whete an acar of barley wt the beste and the same Agnes my wife shall have a rome in a chamber meate and drinke wt the beste by the coste and charge of John my sonne or his assignes for her life tyme keping her unmaryed

Item I beqth to William Thomas Richard Harry and Nicholas my sonnes ev’y on of them apece halfe a quarter of whete and one quarter of barley

Item I geve to Agnes to Elsabeth (sic) and Johanne my doughters every on of them apece halfe a quarter of whete & halfe a quarter of barley

The resydue of my goods not bequethed my debets payd and this my wil to be pformed I geve in to the custodye of John WADE my sonne whom I ordeyne to be my full executore Also I ordeyne to be the oversear to this my laste wil Thomas PETIPASE & he to have for his labore xij d that my will may be pformed for the helthe of my soule

Witnes to this will

Thomas DOSET

John RYDING

Thomas BLEKE

Wt other moo

Summa inventarij xxvj li xix s ix d

Probatum fuit pns testam anno dni 1546 (sic) xjo die mensis Novembris apud Wicombe mag coram magr

Thomas FREER

In the name of god amen the yere of or lord god 1547 the xx ti vj day of Marche I Thomas FREER of pryncis Risborow in the comit of Buk & dioc of Lyncoln hole of mynd & of good remembraunce ptely sike in my body make my testament & will in maner & forme folowing

Ffirst I bequeith my soule to allmightie god & to or lady saint Marie & to all the halowis in hevyn & my body to be buried in the church yarde of or lady of Rysborowe aforsaid

Item I gyve to the churche of princis Risborow iij s iiij d

Item I gyve to the sacrament light viij d

Item I gyve to the rood lighte viij d

Item to the torgis viij d

Item I gyve to every one of my god children iiij d a pece

Item to every poore body in the towne j d a pece

The reste of my goodis not bequeithed after my dettis paid & my buriall done I gyve & bequeith to Johane RACKELEY my mother whom I make my sole executor to disposse for the helthe of my soule & all my frendis soulis & all cristen soulis as she shall thinke most best & I desyre Edmonde WELSBURN to be overseer of this will & he to have for his laboure iij s iiij d

Thes being witnes

John GOLDE

Christopher NEW

Nycholas FOSTER

Cum alijs (in margin) Rysborowe xviijo Juli j ao 1547 (sic)

Probatum anno dni 1549 (sic) xviijo mensis Julij apud Rysborowe coram mro Nicho HARPISFILD commissa antedic commissa administrationis bonorum execut super

Richard JAMES

Original will D-A-Wf-1-306

Wicome xxo Novembris ao 1546 (sic)

In the name of god amen in the yere of or lorde god 1547 (sic) the xiij th day of Aprell I Richard JAMES of Lowslie Row wtin the pishe of prynces Rysborow wtin the countie of Buck laborer, beinge sike in bodie and hole in mynde make my testament and last wille in this maner and forme folowinge that is to say

Ffirst I bequeth my sowle to allmyghtie god and to or blessed ladie saint Marie and to all the blessid company of hevyne and my body to be buried in the churche yarde of Rysborow aforseyde

Item I bequeith unto my mother church of Lincolln j d

Item I bequeith to the hie alter ij d

Item I bequeith to the brotherhed of Jesus ij d

Also I bequeith to John my eldest sonne ij bushells of barly

Item I bequeith to Harry my sonne ij bushells of barly

Item I bequeith to Elyzabeth my doughter a wenyng calfe

Also I bequeith to every one of my god childerne a pecke of barlye

Also the resydue of my goodis unbequeithed I gyve to Alys my wiffe whome I make my holle executor

Also I make my overseer of this my last will Thomas PETYPACE and he to have for his laboure iiij d

Thes beyng witnes

Thomas BAYLY

Richard ESTWOODE

Suma inventarij (x l) xviij s v d

Probatum anno dni 1546 (sic) xxo Novembris apud Wicombe

Original will D-A-Wf-1-306 main differences

The testator bequeathes to John my elder son 2 bushells of barley

After the bequest to Harry, there is another line omitted in the above register entry

Item I bequeth to John my younger sonne ij bushells of barley

The date of the will is givern as M Vc xlvij but the probate dates of adjacent wills in the register all seem to indicate 1546

Other slight differences

Elsabeth for Elyzabeth

Alese for Alys

Bayley for Bayly

Estwhod for Estwoode

Whoolle executrix for holle ececutor

William LOUSLEY

Alisbury vto Aprilis ao 1546

Original will D-A-Wf-1-309 main differences below

Bereed - best - therto GULD

In the name of god amen the xiiij day of February the yere of or lorde god a Mti Vc xlvti I William LOUSLEY of Alscote wtin the pyshe of Rysboro pryncis being syke in body and havyng good remembrance make my wyll and testament after ths maner folowynge

Ffyrst I bequeythe my soule to allmyghtie god or laday sainte Mary and to all the holy company of hevyne and my body to be buryed n the churche yarde wtin the wryttnge

Item I gyve the iijde halfe acre of barly to Margaret my doughter and to the sayde Margaret a kyrtell clothe that was sende frome Londone to make the sayd William a cote of v yarde

Item I gyve to Robt my sonne the beast potte

Item I gyve to Kateryne my wyff all the hole howse stuffe and resydue of my goodis not bequeythe my dettys to be payde and this my wyll to be performed I gyve Katheryne my wyffe and John my sonne to be executors

Item I wyll that Thomas LOWSLEY my cosyne to be overseer of this my wyll for the helth of my soule and all crystene sowllis

Wytnes herof

Robt COKER

John GOODE cum multis alija

Sum inventarij xxxiiij s vj d

Probatum anno dni 1546 vti aprilis apud Ailesburye

Rycharde ADDAMES

Original will D-A-Wf-1-263 main differences below

ADDAMS - beereed – best – to Em my wyffe sola executrix

In the name of god amen the xth daye of May in the yere of or lorde god a Mti Vc xlv ti I Rycharde ADDAMES of the pyshe of Rysboro pryncis wtin the countie of Buckyngame beinge syke in body havyng parfeycte remembrance I do make my testament and last will after this maner folowynge

Fyrst I bequeythe my soulle to allmyghtie god to or lady saint Mary and to all the holy company of hevyne and my body to be buryed wtin the churchyarde above wrytten

I bequeythe to the sacrament to be had for forgoten tythes ij d

Item to the mother churche of Lincolln j d

Item to Thomas DUBERE my beast cotte and vj s viij d

Item to Sir Thomas SMYTHE my olde cloke

The resydew of my goodis not bequeythed my dettes payd and my funerall expencis alowede I gyve and bequeythe them to my wyffe whom I make hole executore for the helth of my soulle and a chrysten soulles amen

Wytnes

Sir Thomas SMYTHE

Elyzabeth MYLNER

Alice MEYDE cum alijs

Summa inventarij v li xj s viij d

Probatum anno dni 1546 vt Aprilis apud Alisburye coram comissar

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