26 April 1481. Buried in the churchyard. Dom Peter Dingle
vicar to pray for my soul in the church a trental of masses 8/-. Ex’ors—Wife
Margaret and son William, have residue to pay debts and dispose for my
soul. Feoffees—Peter Dingle, clerk, Thomas Sayer, John Bull to sell
three acres of land in Norkefied in Borden, the money in three parts—(1)
wife Margaret, (2) son William, (3) repair of my messuage and expenses of
my burial. After the death of my wife my messuage in the Town of Middelton
with land called Downe to son William for ever. [Probate 19 Decem.
(A. Vol. 3, fol. 386.)
8 March 1533-4. Buried in the church next to my wife. High
altar 6-8d. Thomas Driland my brother a black gown furred with
lamb. Juliane my servant a quarters wages. Residue of apparel to son John,
and of instuff and my wife’s apparel to my daughters Elisabeth and Anne
equally, also £40 at their marriage, if. they died to my son John if
alive, or in deeds of charity. Ex’ors :—Richard Driland senior, Thomas
Grene, gent, each to have 40/-.
My Ex’ors take all profits from my lands
and tenements for six years after my death to pay my debts etc, and then to son John after he is 21.
Witnesses :—Thomas Austen vicar, John Finch, gent, John Norton senior,
gent, Richard Norton, John Godfrey.
(Con. Vol. 16, fol. 62.)
RICHARD GENVEY, Waterman.
12 March 1556 [?1555-6]. Buried in the churchyard. To those
that bear me to church 4d each. Son Raulf and daughter Joan various
household things. William son of Robert Ruffin 6-8d. Elisabeth Ruffin my
daughter 6-8d. Christopher and Edward Standon children of my son 6-8d
each, and John Standon their father my best jacket, dublet, cap, and Levyn
his wife my best gown. Son Raulf my best breeches of blue cloth. William
Genvey son of my son 6-8d, and Alice Genvey daughter of my son
6-8d. Residue after debts paid to wife Joane my Ex’or, with son Raulf
overseer. Witnesses :—Nicholas Moreton vicar of the town, John
[Probate 6 April
(A. Vol. 30, fol. 263.)
1 A Nicholas Gate, roper, joined
John Cade in 1450, and had pardon.—Arch. Cant., VII, p. 268.