Abstracts of Loughborough wills





Courtesy of The National Archives, London

[References consist of the year and the piece number, as the call-numbers in the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Wills in The National Archives, of which there are eighteen before 1641, are given their full reference (TAN PROB). Some of the wills have a memorandum of the summa totalis from the inventory. In progress. From 1538, there is a standardized preamble which appears in several wills which is not the traditional pre-Reformation preamble. For the sake of brevity, it is recited in full in 1538/11, but thereafter simply 'Loughborough preamble']


TNA PROB 11/11/42
Thomas Burton of Loughborough
Will dated 12 June 1494. Latin. Probate 1498
Soul to almighty God, Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints
Burial: in the parish church
To the high altar of L for tithes forgotten: 40s
To the high altar of Lincoln: 3s 4d
To the fabric of Lincoln: 3s 4d
To the gilds of Corpus Christi, Weavers, Carpenters, and the King's Gild 20s equally between them
To the bridges and common ways in the parish of L 20s, but more if necessary at the discretion of his execs
To Garendon Abbey: 20s
To Ulverscroft Priory: 20s
To Gracedieu Priory: 20s
To Langley Priory: 20s
Wife, Emmot, and sons, Edward and Christopher, residuary legatees and execs
Witnesses: Mr John Fyscher, rector of L, and Richard Cauell, notary public

TNA PROB 11/13/541
Christopher Burton of Loughborough
Will dated 16 April 1503. Latin. Probate 1503
Soul to almighty God the Father, Blessed Mary, and all the saints
Burial: in the parish church
Mortuary: best animal
To high altar of L for tithes forgotten: 6s 8d
To Lincoln: 6s 8d
To every gild in the parish church 20d
To Sir Nicholas Hawarte: 7 marks p.a. for mass each year
To Sir Robert Morisbe: 3s 4d for his service
To his two daus (un-named): £60
To his wife and two daus (none named): all his lands, and those received after the death of his mother, to his wife for her life, then to two daus, but If Thomas Ferman delivers £20 in his life, he may retain possession of his tenement
To his servant, John Bosse: £3
Residuary legatees and execs: his brother, Edward Burton, William Wigston, his wife (still un-named), and Thomas Colcroft
Supervisor: Ralph Lemyngton

TNA PROB 11/14/51
Thomas Chamberleyn' alias Spicer of Loughborough
Will dated 16 July 1504. Latin. Probate 1505
Soul to almighty [God], Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints
Burial: in 'le Staple Ile' of St Mary's, Calais
To Lincoln: 1s
To high altar of L: 3s 4d
To gilds of BVM and St Catherine in parish church of L: 1s each
To Henry Chetyll of Nottingham: 4 'hyves' and a cow
His execs to ensure celebration of mass and alms to the poor in Loughborough parish church on the day of his burial
To his wife, Alice: all his tenements in L for her life in the hands of trustees, and then to his son, William, and his heirs and assigns
Residuary legatee: his wife, Alice
Execs: his wife, Alice, his son, William, and William Lemyngton of L
Supervisor: Ralph Lymyngton of L

TNA PROB 11/20/163
Ralph Lemyngton, merchant of the Staple of Calais, dwelling in Loughborough
Will dated 4 may 1521. English. Probate 1521
Soul to almighty God, our blessed Lady St Mary and all the holy company of heaven beseeching them all to pray for him that he may come to the everlasting bliss in heaven Amen
Burial: in the parish church of L
Mortuary: best beast
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 20s
For repair of the steeple: £40
For his burial and month's mind: £100
For an obit for 60 years @ 10s p.a.: £30
For the purchase of land in mortmain producing 20 marks p.a. to maintain two priests: £320
To the Jesus Gild and Lady Gild: 40s each
To St Catherine's Gild: 20s
To the Corpus Christi Gild and King's Gild: 6s 8d each
To the Weavers' Gild, [Carpenters'] Gild, Tailors' Gild, Smiths' Gild, and Cordwainers' Gild: 3s 4d each
To his godchildren in L: £10
To his cousin, Thomas Marshall: a black gown and £5
To his godson, Ralph Marshall: 40s
To his cousin, Isabel Marshall: a black gown
To his cousin, Catherine Burton: 40s
To his maids in addition to their wages: 20s
To make his two apprentices free of the Staple: £7
To his servant, Thomas Chircheman: £5
To Garendon Abbey: £5
To Ulverscroft and Langley Priories: £4 each
To Gracedieu Priory: 53s 4d
To Ralph and Peter Shilton in addition to his father's bequest: £80 each
To Alice Shilton: his house after his wife's death and £120 due to her
To his wife: the house above for her life and 40 marks p.a.; 3 white goblets with a cover parcel gilt, 3 gilt goblets with a cover, 2 salts parcel gilt with a cover, a dozen silver spoons, 2 mazers with a 'Nutte' gilt with a cover
Trust: 800 marks to be deposited in a chest in the treasurer's house in the parish church of L, with three locks (one key for the abbot of Garendon, one the priest, and one his exec)
To his cousin, Ralph Rollett: £50
To Ralph's son, Ralph: £20
To his son, Affabell: 10 marks
To his daus (Elizabeth, Margaret, Margery, Jane and Ursula): 10 marks each
To his kinsman, John Rollet: £10
To his cousin, James Redmayne, and the wife of James, Alice: £5 and a black gown each
To his goddaughter, Anne Redmayne: £5
To Elizabeth Redmayne: £5
To his godson, Leonard Redmayne: £5
To Richard Richardes: 20s and a black gown
To Sir Thomas Crosbie: 40s and a black gown; 10 marks p.a. to celebrate for his soul, but after Sir Thomas 8 marks to the successor
To William Baker, haberdasher of London: 40s and a black gown
To his cousin, Alice, wife of William Baker: a black gown
To Richard Baker: 40s
To Alice Shilton: a black gown
He forgives Thomas Baker a debt of £10
He forgives Edmund Baker the debt that the testator paid for Edmund when he was imprisoned at Coventry
To Richard Barnarde: a black gown
Exec: his cousin, Ralph Rollet
Supervisor: Sir Thomas Crosbie, clerk
He refers to an earlier testament which specified the arrangements for his funeral
Residuary legatee: Ralph Rollet the elder
Sir Thomas Crosbie to be given £20 by the exec to distribute for his soul
Probate at Lambeth 24 July 1521

Currently, the ROLLR wills begin from 1522 below, but those before that date will be added later

1523/26
Richard Stowtt, of Westthorpe in the parish of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To son, John: 3 oxen and 2 mares with foal and a coffer
To dau, Emmot: a cow and a calf, a Zouch heiffer, and two coffers
To youngest dau: a cow
Witnesses: John Bewern; Robert Hay
Debts owed:


1523/?
Wm Harrys of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
To every gild in the parish: 4d
To the steeple work: 3s4d
To his servant, Alice Hyll: 3s4d
To 13 bede folk 4s4d
Residuary legatees: his wife, Joan Harrys, and her son, John Bell, who are execs
References to: Sir Wm Kyppas, curate; Robt Petye; John Androw; Wm Drownefelde


1527/2
Thomas A Barton of Loughborough
Burial: in the church of Loughborough or Shackerstone
Mortuary
To the church of his burial: 6s8d for prayer
To Lincoln: 8d
To the high altar of Shackerstone: 4d
1 bs of malt for prayer
References to: his dau, Joan; son, John; bro, John a Barton; wife, Alice; godson, Harry Barwell.


1528/5
Agnes Brown of Loughborough
[Some of this will is illegible]
To the high altar: 8d
To Lincoln: 4d
To St Catherine's gild: 4d
To (illegible) 4d
To St George's gild: 4d
To St John of Whitwick: 4d
To Our Lady of Woodhouse: 4d
To St John of Cotes: 4d
To All Hallows, Rempstone: 4d
To St Bartolomew's, Quorn: 4d
To Cotes bridge: 4d
To the highways: 1s
To her parish church: 10s


1528/27
Henry Page of Loughborough
Burial: church
Mortuary
To Lincoln: 4d
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To the Lady altar: 1 lb wax
To the building of the steeple: 6s8d
To the 13 bede folk: 13 black hoods
To Alice Page, dau of John Page, when she reaches the age of discretion: 10s
To his bastard son, Hardulf, at his majority: 10s
To his sister's dau, Alice Dawman: 1s
To his brother's dau, Margery Page: 8d
To John Page, son of Wm Page, at his majority: 3s4d and a pair of hose price 6d
Execs: Ralph Page and his son, Thos Page.


1531/2
? Ball of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To Lincoln: 2d
To parish church: 1 qtr barley
To Wymeswold church: half qtr barley
Residue for his soul


1531/3
John Barteram of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To Lincoln: 3d
To high altar for tithes forgotten and Lady altar: 4d
To the building of the steeple: 10s
For a trental: 10s
To repair of the bridge: 6s8d
To repair of Rowshous: 1s
To repair the bridge 'In pokyng seke as men go to thorpe': 4d
To the 13 poor bede folk: 13d
Distribution to the poor at his burial at the discretion of his execs
To mother-in-law: a cow
To Henry Flecher to help his wife to collect debts and to assist her: 20s
To his wife's sister, Joan Flecher: a heifer
To John Flecher the younger: 2 wethers
To Wm Barteram: a ewe
To his brother, John Barteram: 2 sheep
To his son, Thos Barteram: £3 6s8d
To his dau, Joan: £3 6s8d
To John Heyth to assist his wife: 3s4d
To Sir John, his curate, to pray: 3s4d; Supervisor: Wm Coottes
Inventory total: £44
There is a detailed list of debts


1533/12
Margery Smyth of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: a towel
To Lincoln: 2d
To her sister, Agnes: a gown and kirtle
To her servant, Richard Hunter: all her housebound raiment except her best jacket, and a pair of sheets
To the steeple: 1s4d
To her sister, Catherine: best kirtle
Residue to her son Wm and for her soul.


1534/3
John Blower of Loughborough
Burial: in the church before Our Lady on the south side
Mortuary: according to the custom of the realm
To Lincoln: 4d
To the high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To the bridge: 3s4d
His wife to provide for a trental
Sole executrix: his wife, Elizabeth
Supervisors: John Hethe and ??
Residue for his soul
Inventory total: £35 4s5d


1534/21
Alice Shylton, widow, of Loughborough
Burial: in the church before the Trinity light near her father and mother
Mortuary: after the custom of the realm
To the high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
A priest to sing and pray for her husband, mother, father, herself and all Christian souls for 2 years
All the priests and clerks to attend her burial; the priests to receive 8d
3 qtrs of wheat in halfpenny loaves to the poor in the town of L at her burial, but no common dole
To the building of the steeple and repair of Cotes bridge: 1s
To the abbot of Garendon: 3s4d
To the convent of Garendon: 6s8d
To Elizabeth Laye: 3s4d
To Alice Redman, her cousin: 3s4d
To her dau-in-law, Joan: best gown
To Richard Shylton: 40s
To Anne Shylton: a girdle
To Alice Shylton: a girlde
To Sir Wm Fyshpull, priest: a pair of sheets and a pillow
To Sir E Couke: a pair of sheets
Exec: her son, Ralph Shylton
Residue for her soul
Inventory total: £26 12s3d


1534/24
Thos Wood of Loughborough
To the high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
to his son, John: a meadow
to his son, Richard: 40s
To his dau, Isabel: lands in Thorpe
To his dau, Alice: 40s
To his dau, Agnes: 40s
To his dau, Elizabeth: 40s
Residuary legatee: his wife, Joan.
Execs: his wife and his 2 bros-in-law


1535/9
Henry Cawdewell of Thorpe in Loughborough
To the high altar: 1s
To Lincoln: 4d
To parish church: 3s4d
To the company of St Catherine's chapel in Thorpe: 3s4d
To the 'slad' bridge: 6d
To his son, Thos: a riding horse
To Helen, dau of John Fowler: 2 cows
To the four children of John Fowler: a ewe each
To the five children of Thomas Cawdewell: a ewe each
To John Manard: a ewe
Residuary legatee: his wife, Helen, who is also sole executrix
Supervisors: Richard Manard and John Fowler, each to receive 3s4d
Inventory total: £25 4s6d
There is an inventory and a list of debts


1535/22
Catherine Jakson, widow, of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 8d
To Lincoln: 4d
To the Lady altar: 4d
Residue for her soul
The inventory total is illegible


1535/26
John Gybbon of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar: 4d and an apron to make a towel
To Lincoln: 2d
To eldest son, John: a cow and heifer
To son, Robert: a cow and heifer
The will is torn.


1535/30
Richard Sharpe of Loughborough
[Will made 13 May 1535]
Burial: in the church before the image of Our Lady and St Anne
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 4d
To Hallaton church: 1s
To high altar of Hallaton: 1s
To the Lady altar in Loughborough: 1s
To the Corpus Christi gild: 1s
To the great bridge: 1s
To the abbot of St James, Northampton: 1s
To every canon there to sing mass: 4d
A trental for his father, mother and himself at the scala coeli
To his parish priest: 8d for a mass and dirige; and 6d to all the other priests
To all who have been his scholar: 1d each
To the poor at his burial: 20s in bread
To John Tylar: his riding colt and 3s4d
To John Androw: a worsted jacket and 3s4d
To his bro-in-law, Clement Tyler: a black fur gown and 3s4d
To his sister, Tyler's wife: best gown and 3s4d
To his sister, Elizabeth: 3s4d
To his cousin, Agnes Wetherlye: household stuff and 20s
To Elizabeth Tyler: household stuff
To Sir Thos Edwardis, canon of St James: a bible and other books
To Thos Broune: clothing
To Broune's wife: 1 bs malt and 1s
To Broune's dau, Alice: 3s4d
To the abbot [sic] of Ulverscroft: 6 new missals
To the abbot [sic] of U: 4d
To the convent of U: 8d for a dish and to sing mass and dirige
To Sir Thos Smeith of Peterhouse, Cambridge: best bow, 2 books, 2s in silver
To Smeith's sister, Elizabeth S: 1s
To Goodwife Androu: half qtr malt
To the bedemen of Loughborough: 13d
To Sir Wm Fyshpull: 2s
Residue for his soul
Execs: John Tyler of Edmondthorpe and John Androu of Loughborough
Other legatees, particularly for books, comprise: Edward Kyngston; Leonard Redman; Ralph Androu (three or four books); Livy Androw: Robert Sarson; Ralph Morlye (book); John Eglet (four books); John Columbell (books); Wm Yrland (books); Thos Thorpe (book); Edward Loy (book); Henry Smith (book); Wm Henton (book); Richard Gorton (songs); Richard Shilton (book).

Memoranda:


1535/33
Ralph Warde of Loughborough, plumber
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 8d
To parish church: 3s4d
'my bawde browgh forth' [my body brought forth]
Residue for his soul.
Residuary legatees: his wife, Maud, and dau, Alice.
Executrix: his wife, Maud.
Inventory net total: £7 8s4d after all expenses (£6 6s7d)

Will of Maud Warde, widow of Ralph, made her dau, Alice her exec.

Funeral expenses of Maud:

1535/35
John Wrythe of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
Mortuary
To Lincoln: 4d
There is an inventory.
Inventory total: £31 18s4d


1536/2
Richard Bakar of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 8d
To Lincoln: 2d
To the building of the steeple: 3s4d
'I honystely browth hom'' [I honestly brought home]
Residuary legatees: his wife, Agnes, and her children
Exec: his wife, Agnes
Overseers: Geoffrey Wylford and John Colambynd
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £12 6s2d
There is a schedule of debts


1536/3
Wm Cape of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary as the statute of the realm
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 20d
To Lincoln: 2d
His body to be 'onestly buryed'
Exec: his son, James
Supervisors: Thos Sarson and James Smeith
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £11 14s8d
There is a schedule of debts


1536/7
John Crosby of Loughborough
Burial: in the church where it shall be thought most convenient
Mortuary as the statute of the realm
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 1s
To a priest to pray for him, his father and his mother for one year: £5
To his cousin, Elizabeth Layne, widow: 20s
To Sir Wm Fyshpull', priest: 2s
Residuary legatee: his wife, Elizabeth
Exec: his wife, Elizabeth
Supervisor: his cousin, John Barton of Leicester


1536/14
Christopher Gregory of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary as the statute of the realm
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 6d
To Lincoln: 4d
To 'some onest prest' for a trental by the selection of his ghostly father, Sir Richard Greyn
Small bequests to Richard Barnard and Henry Margott and his cousin in Nottingham
Residaury legatee: his wife, Cecily
Residue for his soul
There is an inventory
Inventory net total: £42 13s10d


1536/17 [sic]
Catherine Burton of Loughborough
Burial: in the church before the image of the Trinity by her father and mother
Mortuary according to the statute of the realm
To high altar: a towel
To Lincoln: 4d
To St Catherine's altar: 2 candlesticks
A priest to sing for her father, mother and herself for 2 years
To Cotes bridge: 1s
To her son, Thos Burton: household stuff
To her cousin, Richd Shilton: 1s
Her body to be 'onestly buryed'
Residuary legatees: her dau, Isabel Lawson and Agnes Smeith
Execs: Isabel and Agnes above
Supervisors: her cousin, Ralph Shilton, her cousin, Laurence Gybson, and Sir Wm Fyshpulle, priest


1536/17 [sic]
John Heith of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary according to the statute of the realm
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 6d
To Lincoln: 4d
To building of the steeple: 20d
His body to be 'onestly buryed'
Residuary legatee: his wife, Alice
Exec: his wife, Alice
Supervisor: Wm Cottes
There is an inventory
Inventory gross total: £21 17s8d
Inventory net total after debts: £7 1s11d


1536/20
Robert Parkyn of Loughborough
Mortuary as the statute of the realm
To the high altar: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
Exec: John Parkyn
There is an inventory
Inventory: gross total (including debts to him): £22 13s8d
List of debts: total £31 3a10d


1536/24
Alice Redman, widow, of Loughborough
Burial: church or churchyard
Mortuary as the statute of the realm
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
To her son, Leonard R: his father's best gown, second gown, doublet and other apparel and household stuff
To her dau, Anne R: household stuff
To her dau, Isabel Gybson: her best gown, another gown, best girdle of silver, and silver beads
To her son, Laurence Gybson: her wedding ring, which is to be passed next to LG's dau, Mary G
To George Gybson: 2 bullocks and a pair of sheets
To Mary Gybson: 2 heifers, a pair of sheets and a gold girdle
To her cousin, Ralph Marshall: a lamb
Exec: her son, Laurence Gybson
Supervisor: her cousin, Ralph Shylton
There is an inventory
There is a list of debts
Inventory gross total: £67 4s5d
Inventory net total: £26 18s0d


1537/6
John Bruan of Loughborough
Burial: in the sepulture ground
To high altar: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
Residuary legatees: his wife and his son, Ralph
Execs: his sons, John and James
Residue for soul
Overseers: Andrew and Ralph Wryzht (z= yogh)
There is a list of debts


1537/12
Richard Trowell of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
Mortuary
To the Lady light: 4d
To his father, John T: a green jacket if he pays to RT's wife 6s8d which he owed to RT
To his brother, Christopher: a blue jacket
To John Barton: apparel
An honest priest to sing a trental
Residuary legatee: his wife, Mary
Exec: his wife, Mary


1537/15
Ralph Eglott of Loughborough
[torn on the right edge]
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 1s
To Cotes bridge: ? To the steeple: 16d
His wife's best kerchief to make a corporas and altar cloth
To Margaret Waygand: 8 lbs of yarn ('caisay') and 6 lbs of plain yarn
To Alice Yong: a petticoat
To Alice Bagkeley, servant: clothing
To John Smeith, apprentice: all the instruments in his shop and fleshhouse
Legacies to Richd Pollesworth and Agnes Skateregud
To Joan Rygmaydene: a pair of sheets
To his sister, Agnes Wryth: a pair of sheets
To Wm Sarson: a pair of sheets
To Wm Merten: a sheep
To Sir Richd Greyn, parish priest: 3s4d
To Sir Ralph Hotton: a saddle and bridle
To Geoffrey Wilfet: 5s
To Sir Wm Fishpull: 3s4d
Legacies to his children, John and Joan, and his sister, Alice Eglot
Residue for his soul
A priest to pray for one year, or longer if his supervisors think best
Residue for people in greatest need at the discretion of his supervisors
Suprvisors: Sir Richd Greyn, Sir Wm Fyshpulle, and Geoffrey Wilfet
There is an inventory


1537/32
John Marsden of Loughborough
Mortuary
Residue for his soul
Exec: his wife, Margery


1537/33
Richard Maynard of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 2s
To Lincoln: 4d
A trental
To St Catherine's altar: 4d
To St Anne's gild: 4d
To Cotes bridges: 3s4d
To his dau, Margaret: barley and malt
To his son, Wm: household stuff
To his cousin, John Maynard: a sheep
To see that 'my boddy ys onestly buryed'
To his dau, Joan: a marriage portion
Execs: John Byrchnale and Wm Maynard (testator's son)
Supervisor: Thos Cawdwalle (to whom 1s)
There is an inventory
Inventory gross total: £19 12s5d
Inventory net total: £18 12s6d
There is a list of debts


1537/35
Christopher Myllot of Loughborough
[Inventory: Mellott]
Burial: churchyard of 'Ibbston'
Exec: his dau, Alice (sole)
He had a son, John, and dau, Joan
'to bryng me Whome honestely'
Mention of Ralph Hall son of Wm Hall and John Oxley
Legacies of apparel and stuff
There is an inventory
Inventory gross total: £5 13s8d
Inventory net total: £4 11s6d


1537/40
Joan Rogerson, widow of Wm R, of Loughborough
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 3s4d
To Lincoln: 4d
For a trental: 10s
Mention of her sons, Thos and John, and her daus, Catherine Harwod and Alice Reynold
Exec: her son, Thos
Supervisor: her ghostly father, Richd Grene. There is an inventory
Inventory total: £18 16s8d


1537/41
Wm Rogerson of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 3s4d
To Lincoln: 4d
To an honest priest for a trental: 10s
To his son, Thos: 4 oxen and a wain to mantain his husbandry
To his dau, Catherine Harwod: 20s
To his dau, Alice Reynold: 20s
To his sons, Wm and John: 20s each
Burial at the discretion of his ghostly father, Richd Grene, priest. Exec: his wife, Joan
Supervisor: Richd Grene, priest
There is an inventory
Inventory total £33 1s8d


1537/46
--- Turton? of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard by husband
Mortuary
To parish church: a sheet
To Heather church: a diaper
For a trental: best cow
To her brother-in-law, Thos Couke: best gown and stuff
To Agnes Knyter: black kirtle
To James Smeith, Joan Salisbyri, James Wrythe, Thos Dedycke's wife, her servant Isabel, John Byngham, John Milsom and Thos Smeith: items of apparel
To Sir Wm Fyshpull: a cloth
Supervisors: Sir Richard Greyne, Sir Wm Fyshpulle, Thos Palmer

1538/3
Richd Bawuins or Balmere of Loughborough
Preamble: Jesus maker and redeemer, Mary, the Saints in heaven to pray 'that I may be on of them that shalbe sauyd and com to the euerlasting blysse in heuyn amen'
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 8d
To Lincoln: 4d
To his bros, Nicholas and Henry Balmere: 1s each
The residue in three parts as the legitim
Exec: his wife, Catherine
Supervisors: John Androw and Thos Prestons (20d each)
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £15 10s5d


1538/11
Thomas Burbage of Thorpe in Loughborough
Preamble: his soul to 'almighty Jhesu my makur and Redemur besechyng our blessed lade and all the sanctes in heuyn to pray for me that I may be on of them that shalbe sauyd and com to the euerlastyng blise in heuyn' [henceforth: 'Loughborough preamble 1']
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To his son, John: £5 money and stuff
To dau, Isabel: £4 money and stuff incl. his greatest brass pan
To dau, Catherine: £4 money and stuff
To dau, Agnes Hogkynsone: a young heifer
To John Hogkynson the younger: a ewe and lamb
To Margaret Foster: a young heifer, ewe and lamb
Residuary legatee: his son, Ralph
Exec: his son, Ralph
Residue for his soul
Supervisors: Wm Ormiston and John Hogkynson the elder (3s4d each)
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £23 2s4d


1538/16
Wm Cotes of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard by his wife
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 4d
To Cotes bridges: 10s
To his dau, Agnes: household stuff and livestock
To the 3 children of Thos Hebes: 20s each
To Thos Dawson: a gelding
To each of the children of Thos Dawson: 2 ewes and 2 lambs
To Thos Hebe: best gown, best jacket [Hebe was testator's son-in-law]
To Alice Sympson: a pair of sheets
To Alice Barbur: testator's wife's black gown
His body to be 'onestly' buried
Residue for his soul
Execs: Thos Hebe and testator's dau, Agnes Cottes
Supervisors: Geoffrey Wilfet, Sir Richd Greyne, Sir Wm Fyshpulle


1538/21
Harry Dedyke of Loughborough
To high altar: 2d
To Lincoln: 2d
To his son, Thos: black gown, jacket
Exec: wife Margery (sole)
Three parts as the legitim. Testator had three other children: Stephen, John and Wm
Inventory total: £12 10s4d
Total of debts: £12 17s11d


1538/51
Wm Lane of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 4d
To wife, Elizabeth: house and lands, with remainder to son, Michael
Exec: his son, Michael
Supervisor: Mr Bartholomew Tomson, priest


1538/61
Robert Nobulle of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To parish church: a 2-year-old heifer
To Agnes Farmer: 2 hives
To Elizabeth Reynold: a lamb
Residuary legatee: his wife, Anne
Exec: his wife, Anne (sole)
Supervisor: Wm Nobulle (3s4d to him)


1538/84
? ? widow, of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar: a sheet and towel
To Lincoln: 4d
To the church of 'Lyttylle': a towel and boardcloth
Residue for her soul, her friends' souls and all Christian souls
Residuary legatees and joint execs: her children, Ralph, Francis and Alice, but if they die, Wm Bagworth as exec
Supervisors: Wm Maiser and Richd Merser


1539/8
Wm Ball of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To children, John, Wm and Margaret: household stuff
Residuary legatee: his wife, Joan
Exec: his wife, Joan (sole)
There is an inventory [= 1539/9]
Inventory total: £4 18s5d
Funeral expenses: 9s
Debts: 9s


1539/57
Richd Hewes of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To Lincoln: 4d
Reference to his wife, Anne, and his cousin, Robt Langley
His inn called 'The Hart'
Execs: his cousin, Robt Langley, and his sons, Richd and Geoffrey Hewes


1539/78
Thos Paternoster of Loughborough
Variant on the Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]: his soul to God 'My Most mercyfull' Maker & Redemar & I umbly beseche the blessed virgyne owr lade sayntt Marye & all the gloreus company In hevyn to be Intersessors unto My Most Mersyfull' Redemar that I may be on of the Nowmbur of hys electyd servandes to Reyne with hym In hys gloreus plasse In hevyne'
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To his son-in-law, Thos Darker: 13s4d and stuff
To Roger Savage: stuff
His body 'to be onestly broght home to the cherche yerd'
Residuary legatees and execs: his wife, Joan, and Harry Bosworth
Supervisor: Harry Dedyke (2s to him)
Inventory
Inventory total: £12 13s5d


1539/101
Robt Syson of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To his bro, John: a leather doublet and jacket
To John Farrar: his wages (6s8d) and a leather doublet
Reference to his bro, Richard, and to John Olenson
To his apprentice, John Aleson [= John Olenson above?]: a pair of bellow boards, hand hammer, pair of tongs, a dozen files etc.
His wife, Elizabeth, joint exec
There is an inventory [1539/102] which is mainly the smith's shop
Inventory gross total: £7 15s10½d
Debts: £7 2s
Inventory net total: 13s 10½d


1540/24
John Gorton of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1, but attenuated
Burial: churchyard
To sons, Richard, Gregory, Thos: items of apparel
To son, Richard: a woodknife
Executrices: his unnamed wife and dau, Isabel
There is an inventory
Inventory totals: gross £3 1s 4d; net £2 4s 6d

1540/50
Robert Petty of Loughborough
Burial: churchyard
To Lincoln: 2d
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 6d
Reference to his sons, John, Clement, Thos, and Ralph, and his dau, Alice Lawton
Executor: his son, Clement
His wife alive, but unnamed

1541/12
Catherine Burbage, of Woodthorpe, par. Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1
Burial: churchyard
To Lincoln: 2d
To her ghostly father: 8d
To the clerk: 8d
To her brother, Thos B: 5 nobles
To her son, Ralph B: 5 nobles
To Margaret Fostar: coffer and apparel
To her sister Evytt: gown
To Helen Burbage: 5s
To Edmund Evytt: 5s
To John Browne: 5s
Her brother Ralph B exec
Supervisor: John Burbage
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £4 19s 2d

1541/14
William Barton, of Loughborough
Not Loughborough preamble 1
Burial: churchyard
To the high altar for tithes forgotten: 1s
To the parish church: 1s
To son, Thos: husbandry implements
To son, Hugh: ??
To dau, Margaret B: cow and pot
Wife (un-named) and son, Andrew (cancelled) execs
Residue for his soul
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £6 0s 8d
Clear total after debts: £2 13s 8d
Burial expenses: 4s

1542/27
Ralph Fowlar of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To parish church: 1s
To Lincoln: 2d
To dau, Joan: sheets, coverlet, pot and 6s8d
Residuary legatee: his wife, Sybil
Joint execs: his wife and bro, John Fowlar
Supervisor: Wm Pyght


1542/78
Thos Wethley of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11] Burial: churchyard near father and mother
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 6d
To Lincoln: 4d
To every poor household in Loughborough to pray for him: 1d
To his godson, Arthur Laurence: 5s
To his godson, Thos Hebe: 1s
To Cotes bridges: 3s4d
To the bridge in the Rushes: 6d
To other bridges: 6d
To repair the end of Woodgate: 8d
His body to be honestly buried
Residuary legatee: his wife, Margery
Joint execs: his wife and his son, Richd W (who is apprenticed out)
Supervisor: Laurence Gybson, merchant of the Staple of Calais (to whom 3s4d)


1543/26
Elizabeth Crosby of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: in the church near her husband
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
To every other altar: 1s each
To her cousin, Elizabeth Layne: stuff
To the poor at Christmas and Easter: 6s8d
Mention of her god-daughter, Elizabeth Grayueson
Exec: Sir Wm Fyshpull
Supervisor: Wm Shilton, merchant (to whom 3s4d)
There is an inventory
Inventory gross total: £33 1s3d
Funeral expenses: £6 4s0d
Inventory net total: £26 17s3d


1543/72
John Person of Loughborough, glover
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: in the churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To his 4 children (one named Thos) each: 6s8d
Residuary legatee: his wife, Catherine
Execs: his wife, Catherine, and son, Thos
Supervisors: John Bell, John Fowlar, and Richd Walkar.
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £73 13s4d


1543/75A
Wm Pratt of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To the clergy: 8d
To James Browne of Burton: 8d
Exec: his wife (not named)
Supervisor: Robert Barfott (to whom 8d)
Reference to one child (not named)
There is an inventory
Inventory net total: £3 11s8d


1543/94
Christopher Wyldeman of Loughborough, labourer
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To high altar: 4d
Residuary legatee: his dau, Isabel
Exec: his dau, Isabel
Supervisors: John Sawer and Thos Prayston


1543/96
Alice Wryth of Loughborough, widow
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: ?
To her dau, Margaret Hunnt: 6s8d
To her dau, Joan Hardman: stuff
To her son, John Bowdell: 2s8d
To Elizabeth Wrythe [wife of testator's son, Ralph]: a gown
To Richd Salesbray: 3s4d
Residuary legatee: her son, Ralph W
Residue for soul.
Her body to be honestly buried
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £12 2s0d
Funeral expenses: £1


1544/10
Henry Bygyng of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: in the churchyard by the chancel door
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 6d
To Lincoln: 4d
To parish church: 3s4d
To Cotes bridges: 13s4d
To the highways: 3s4d
To other bridges: 4d
To his son, Robt, and wife, Alice: all household stuff
To his sister, Joan: 20s
10s for a trental
Distributions to poor people: 2d per household at his burial and again at his year's mind
Execs: Clement Chare, gent, and Thos Hebe
Supervisors: Sir Richd Greyne, his curate; Sir Wm Fyshpulle, priest; his son, Robt; Thos Smythe; Thos Nyxe (to each 6s8d)
There is an inventory (1544/11)
Inventory total: £38 17s5½d
Funeral expenses: £3 6s8d


1544/30
John Colombell of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 3s4d
To Lincoln: 4d
To Cotes bridges: 3s4d
To his son, John: £10
His body to be honestly buried
Residuary legatee: his wife, Margery
Residue for his soul
Exec: his wife, Margery (sole)
Supervisors: Nicholas Jenkenson and John Andro (to each 6s8d)
The will was written by Richd Greyn, priest
There is an inventory
Inventory total: £33 6s4d
Funeral expenses (1544/31): £3


1544/140
Christopher Weland of Loughborough
To high altar: 4d
To his son, Nicholas: a doublet and hose
To his son, Richd: a doublet and stuff
To his daus, Margaret and Alice: a coffer each
Residuary legatee: his wife, Joan
Exec: his wife, Joan (sole)
Supervisor: John Wooll (to whom 1s)
Inventory total: £4 9s6d


1544/106
Thos Ryggelay of Loughborough, husbandman
Burial: churchyard
To high altar: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To parish church: 1s
To his curate: 8d
To the second priest: 6d
To every other priest in Loughborough church: 4d
To every child reading a lesson at his dirige: 1d
To Robt R: a cow and 5s
To Thos and Roger Sandere: a sheep each
To Emmot Sandere: his wife's bonnet
Residuary legatees and execs: his sons, John and Thomas
Supervisor: John Browne of Belgrave


1545/2
Sarah Andrewe of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To Lincoln: 2d
Mention of her children, Elizabeth and Thomas
There is an inventory (1545/3)
Inventory total: £2 8s11d


1545/16
John Barbar of Loughborough, husbandman
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 4d
To the 13 bede folk of Loughborough: 13d
To the bridges: 4d
Mention of his cousin, Arthur Lawrence
Legitim (three parts)
Execs: his wife, Agnes, and son, John
There is an inventory (1545/17)
Inventory total: £10 8s6d
Funeral expenses: 8s


1545/24
Thos Borow of Hoton
Included here because it has the Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary
To Lincoln: 4d
There is an inventory (1545/25)
Inventory total: £64 10s8d


1545/32
John Browne, of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
Exec: his wife, Alice (sole)
Reference to his son, Wm
There is an inventory (1545/33)
Inventory total: £3 7s11d


1545/60
Richd Haryman of Loughborough, tailor
Loughborough preamble [see 1538/11]
Burial: church or churchyard
To high altar for tithes forgotten: 5s
To Lincoln: 2d
To his dau, Joan Smythe: 40s
To her son [his grandson], Richard Smyth: 13s4d
To Ereche Perkyn: 13s4d
To Elizabeth Webster: 20s
To children of his bro, John H: 13s4d
To his bro, John H above: 6s8d
To Thos Leys of Grantham [as supervisor]: 6s8d
To the highways: 1s
His body to be honestly buried
Residuary legatee: his wife, Agnes
Residue for his soul
Execs: his wife, Agnes, and son, Richd
Supervisors: Thos Leys and John Haryman
There is an inventory (1545/61)
Inventory total: £48 19s4d


1545/125
Margaret W...? of Loughborough, widow
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To high altar: a flax sheet for an altar cloth
Mention of her daus, Helen and Joan
Exec: her son, James
There is an ivnentory (1545/126)
Inventory total: £3 6s7d


1545/157
Joan Wodde of Loughborough, widow
Preamble: her sould to God the merciful maker and redeemer (only)
Burial: churchyard
To the high altar: 4d
To Lincoln: 2d
To her son, John: stuff
To Wm Morecroft: stuff
To Wm Banckes: stuff and 6s8d
Residuary legatees and execs: her daus, Cecily and Alice
Overseer: Wm Banckes
There is an inventory (1545/158)
Inventory total: £4 17s1d


1546/31
Joan Collens of Loughborough [widow]
Loughborough preamble 1 [see 1538/11]
Burial: churchyard
To Lincoln: 2d
To the Lady altar: a board
To Alice Drake of Cotes: a violet kirtle
Reference to daus (not named)


1547/20
Agnes Gorton, of Loughborough, widow
Soul to God almighty the merciful maker and redeemer thereof (= Loughborough preamble 2)
Burial: churchyard
To her son and dau, Gregory and Isabel, all personalty equally - joint execs
Overseer: Thomas Bussbye
Witnesses: Humphrey Blore and Robert Rygmayden

Inventory appraised by Blore, Rygmayden, Miles Walar and James Kappe
Hall, parlour, buttery, chamber over the hall, middle chamber, linens, whole house, kitchen, quick cattle (last 52s8d)
Sum total: £9 11s 1d

1548/19
William Hethesaye, of Loughborough, cutler
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: churchyard
To poor men's box: 2d
To his son, Thomas: £3 All in his shop to be divided between his 2 sons, Wm and Thos
To his dau, Margaret Buckerfelde: 8s
To his son, John: 6s8d
To his son, Robert: £1
To his son, Wm: £2
To his dau, ?: £1
To his dau, Agnes: £1 His wife, Agnes, and son, Thos, joint execs
Overseers: Wm Pygot and Andrew Smyth
Witnesses: John Burbache, James Wallays, Thos Hulcoke, priest of Loughborough

1548/33
Thomas Rogerson, of Knightthorpe
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: churchyard
To the high altar: 1s
To poor men's box: 4d
To Thos Bedforde: 4d
To ? Raynolde: 5s
Residue to his wife, Joan, and daus, Mary and Joan - joint execs
Overseers: Mr Clement Chare and Richard Greyne, priest
Witnesses: Richard Syston, Thos Osyborn, John Yerewodde, and James Ragge

1548/10-11
Clement Charde, of Burley Park, par. Loughborough, gentleman
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: in the church of Loughborough
To the high altar: 1s
To Lincoln: 4d
For tithes forgotten: 8d
All personalty to his wife, wife Jane for her life with the exceptions below
To his sons, Edward and Thomas: 20 marks with a mare and colt each
To his granddaughter, Mary Price (dau of his dau, Eliz, wife of James Apryce) £6 13s 4d or ten beasts on her marriage; also a featherbed, mattress, coverlet, bolster, pair of blankets, great pan in the kitchen, little pot, little pan, kettle, 2 coffers, his black gown with 2 yds of velvet after death of his wife, Jane; if Mary died prematurely, then to Edward Charde the younger and his brother (of Edward the younger) Peter
To his sons, Edward and Thos: from the hall and parlour at Burley Park: Edw great coffer at the stairhead in the chamber; Thos the best coffer next to it
To Edw Charde the younger: all household goods in a house in Warwick
To his grandson, Peter, son of Edw: £2 for education
To his sons, Edw and Thos, and dau, Eliz (Pryce): a dozen apostle spoons and a gilt salt after death of Jane, Thos to have either half a dozen spoons or the salt
if Eliz dies, her spoons to pass her dau, Mary
To Edw + Thos: lease of the new close after Jane's death
To Jakson (sic): a mattress, bolster, pair of sheets, coverlet, and a cow value of 15s or the money
To each godchild in Loughborough 8d to pray for his soul
To the poor on the day of his burial: £1
To the bridge of Loughborough: 3s4d
To his dau, Margaret: a royal
If Edward dies, his legacies to remain to his wife, Margaret, and their children
If Thomas dies, his legacies to remain to his wife, Catherine, and their children
To James Apryce: best gown for a 'Remembrance'
To John Lawrence of the Park: his best wedding gown
Edward and Thomas residuary legatees after Jane Execs: Jane, Edward, Thomas
Supervisor: Robert Wyeth, gent, 'my espayall Frend', to whom a bay filly mare
Witnesses: Robert Wyeth, John Lawrens, Robt Gamble

Inventory
Appraisers: Thos Hebbe and John Fowler Livestock: total £30 4s 4d Debts owed to the testator (included in sum total): Christopher Staferton £25; James Apryce £34; Thos Dethyke of Loughborough £3 6s8d; Wm Peche £4; James Ragge £5; Melbourne the smith £2; John Lawrans of the Park 51s; Cadwalliter of Beaumanor 26s8d; Cadwalliter of Thorpe 10s; total: £77 4s4d
Sum total of the inventory: £121 1s0d Deductions: funeral £4; legacies to Edward £26 13s4d; legacies to Thos £26 13s4d; legacies to Mary (Pryce) £6 13s4d; to Robt Gale 10s; to Thos Jakeson 15s; to Peter Charde £2: total £40 11s8d
Clear total: £80 8s4d

1550/63
Thomas Spallton, of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: churchyard
To the poor box: 3d
Execs: his wife and dau
Overseer: John Fowlere
Witnesses: John Foulere, ? Smyth, Richard Smythe, Thos Caudewell of Woodthorpe

1551/4-5
Robert Barfote, of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: where it please God
To poor people of Loughborough: 2 strikes of baked wheat bread
To his son, Nicholas: for his child's part £3 6s8d, a ewe and lamb, and after the decease of the testator's wife, a brass pot
To his son, Robert: for his child's part £3 6s 8d, and after decease of t's wife a brass pot, table in the hall, mash vat, another vat, and the cow that his grandfather gave him, and a ewe and lamb
To his son, M...: for his child's part £3 6s 8d, a ewe and lamb, and after decease of t's wife a brass pot
To his son, Edward: for his child's part £3 6s 8d, and a ewe and lamb, and after decease of t's wife a great pan
To his son, Arthur: for child's part £3 6s 8d, and after decease of t's wife a cow and brass pot
His wife, Mary, residuary legatee and exec
Supervisors: Nicholas Clowdesley and John Wolley of Loughborough - 3s 4d each
Witnesses: John Sanderson of Looughborough, Thomas Notum, Wm Fysshepoll, priest, Thos Hulcoke, secondary priest of Loughborough

Inventory
Appraisers: Robert Callton, gent., James Cape, Nicholas Clowdesley, John Wolley, John Burbage
Hall, parlour, brewhouse, buttery, parlour outside the door, shop, butchery
The children had a bed in the parlour
pewter vessels 23s4d (14 platters, a basin, 12 dishes, 15 saucers, 2 salt cellars)
Brass £5
6 silver spoons 26s8d
Sum total: £43 7s4d

Funeral expenses: 24s

1551/31
John Cookeson, of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: where it please God
Sole legatees: his wife and children
Sole exec: his wife Supervisor: his wife's brother, Thos Horum - 3s4d to him
Witnesses: Wm Gudwyn, John Smyth, Thos Hethere, Thos Hulcoke, second priest

1551/69-70
Robert Rygmayden, of Loughborough, tanner
Soul to God almighty my most merciful maker and redeemer in whom is all trust of salvation
Burial: churchyard
To poor men's chest: 1s
To the poor: 3s4d
To his wife, Joan: a cow, half an acre meadow, 3 couples of sheep
To his son, Thos: great table and form
To his son, John: a heifer, 2 tuffolds, 6 vats, half an acre meadow
To his dau, Anne: a cow, a couple of sheep, half an acre meadow
To his dau, Eleanor: a heifer and half an acre meadow
To his dau, Isabel Symkyn: a great coffer
Exec: testator's brother, Sir Thos Rygmayden
Supervisors: John Bell and John Androw - 3s4d each
Witnesses: John Bell, John Androw, Thos Petty, John Bosse

Inventory
Appraisers: John Bell, John Androw, Thos Petty, John Bosse
Hall, parlour, chamber, buttery, kitchen, yard
In the yard, leather tanned and not tanned and bark £28
Debts owed to him (included in sum total): - 2: John Gloos 6s and John Sadlar 8s
Sum total: £39 16s6d
Debts owed by him: - 4:to Sir Thos Rygmayden £9, to John Bell 43s, to Thos Palmer 4s8d, for bark 26s8d: total £12 14s4d
Clear total: £27 2s2d

1552/1-2
Edmund Astlyn, of Woodthorpe, par. Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: where it please God
To the poor in alms: 1s8d
To his son, Wm: for his child's part £3 and the crop of 2 acres every year if he deal well with his mother; if he does not deal well with her, the crop of 2 acres without the £3 'ande so depart hys waye'; also best jacket and best doublet
To his dau, Agnes: for her child's part £3, a ewe and lamb
To his dau, Alice: for her child's part £3, a ewe and lamb
To his son, Thos: for his child's part £4, a ewe and lamb
If any children die, their part to pass to the longer livers of children
To his wife, Alice: lease of the house, and after her to pass to a child nominated by her
His wife Alice residuary legatee and exec
Supervisors: Thos Caudewell and Richard Bruarne of Woodthorpe, and Robert Baker of Quorn - 1s each
Witnesses: Ralph Burbage of Thorpe, John Hugge of Thorpe, Thos Hulcoke, secondary [priest] of Loughborough

Inventory
Appraisers: Wm Gudwyn, Thos Caudewell, Richard Bruarne
3 pans, 2 pots, 2 old cauldrons 17s
1 table, stools and forms 6s8d
pewter vessels and 2 candlesticks 4s
corn and hay £10
bedsteads and 2 coffers 10s
4 cows, 7 young calves £5 12s0d
2 old mares and 1 foal 24s
9 sheep young + old £2
4 young swine £1
poultry 2s
Sum total: £26 15s 0d

Debts owed by him: total 41s 4d - to Robert Bakere 23s; to Wm Sheny 6s8d; to Wm Gudwyn 5s; for his burial 6s8d

1552/41-42
Elizabeth Lane, of Loughborough, widow
Will 30 Nov 1552 Soul to God almighty 'to be assocyate with the Celestyall companye in heauyn'
Burial: churchyard near the chancel door
A good dinner for the poor
To the poor: £2
To her son, Michael: her third bed, sheets, blankets, coverlet, bolster and pillow
To Michael's dau, Jane: a gown and kirtle
To her maid, Agnes: her livery for last year, the gown testator wore on holy days, mattress, pair of canvas sheets, canvas bolster, red petticoat, her year's wages
To her maid, Catherine: 2 liveries for last year and this year, a fine 'rayle' and kirtle, her year's wages
To her maid, Elizabeth: mattress, pair of harden sheets
To Edward Bayen: a silver goblet with cover owed to him, which are in the hands of Mr Charre
To Eliz R...: a fine kerchief
To John Portar, clerk: £2 owed to him
Her son, Bartholomew, residuary legatee and exec
Supervisors: Edward Charre, gent., Sir Richard Grene, clerk, John Ryddall, schoolmaster - a down pillow each
Witnesses: Henry Ellyot, John Andro, John Sutton, Robert Howden

Inventory
Hall, parlour, the next parlour, high chamber, second chamber, provender chamber, chamber over buttery, buttery, the 'gyle' house, milkhouse, kitchen, yard
Sum total: £30 13s4d

Debts owed by her: to Sir John Portar, clerk, 'of Loyne money' £10; maide, Agnes wages 7s; maid, Agnes livery 5s; maid, Catherine wages 14s; maid, Catherine livery (blank); Wm Ormston for horsebread 9s; Wm Goodwen for strike of oats and half strike peas 22d; Mistress Hurt for 'lone' money 6s8d; John Shyttylwood for malt 12s; Wm Kettell, butcher, for meat 9s; John Glosse for load of hay and carriage 11s3d (carriage 1s); her son, Bartholomew, for loan at Christmas 6s8d; to same for money he paid to Robert Hoden 6s8d; son-in-law, Bowen £4; Mr Baylif for hay £1; Henry Dawson for hay 15s; legacy to Bartholomew under will of Mr Crossley £2; for her burial in the church 6s8d; to John Ryddall, schoolmaster, 18s; her funeral expenses 6s: total of debts £27 0s1d

1553/35-36
Wm Graye, of Loughborough
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: where it please God
'Item to the poure people In lowghbrow I will give with my owne handes'
To his son-in-law, Leonard Gregory: a branded heifer, bull, bullock, 2 calves
To Richard Mellorys: a heifer
To John Cutleyr: 2 horses and 2 bullocks in Burton fields and 2 ox calves in Costock closings
To his son, Christopher: half the wood lying in the yard for his child's part
To his son, Cutler (sic): 4 hovel posts with some plough timber
To his daus, Isabel Gregorye, Mary Melborne and Alice Cutler: third part of all his spring corn in Burton for their child's part
To all other children: a sheep each
To Leonard Gregorye's children: a sheep each
To ? Melborne's children: a sheep each
To his godchild: a sheep
His wife, Catherine, residuary legatee + exec
Supervisors: Mr Edward Vyllers of Loughborough, Wm Goodwen of Loughborough, Leonard Gregorye of Prestwold
Witnesses: Thos Hulcoke, clerk, Thos Hethere, John Rygeley of Loughborough

Inventory
Sum total: £46 16s4d

1553/41-42
John Harryman, of Loughborough
Will 3 Feb 1552/3
Soul to the mercy of almighty God trusting to be saved through the merits of the most glorious passion and bloodshedding of my Redeemer and saviour Jesus Christ
Burial: churchyard
His wife, Agnes, sole legatee and exec
Witnesses: Sir Richard Grene, priest, Nicholas Jenkynson, John Sutton, John Lauranc

Inventory 14 April 1554
Appraisers: John Sutton, John Andro, John Fowler
Hall, parlour, chamber, buttery, kitchen, yard
Sum total: £7 7s 8d

1553/57-58
William Morley, of Loughborough, dyer
Loughborough preamble 2 [see 1547/20]
Burial: where it please God
A distribution to the poor (torn at right edge) Sole legatees and execs, his dau, Bridget, and son, Ralph
Overseers: his sons[-in-law] Wm More and Richard Ruttere - 3s4d each
Witnesses: John Fouler of Loughborough, John Bode, Thos Hulcoke

Inventory
Appraisers: John Fowler, Nicholas Jacson, Harry Walles, all of Loughborough
Hall, parlour, kitchen, brewhouse, workhouse for dyeing
Sum total: £11+ (torn)

1554/42-43
Arthur Laurance, of Loughborough
Will 20 Oct 1554 (poor condition)
Soul to God believing to be saved by the merits of the most glorious passion ... beseeching our blessed Lady and all the saints in heaven
Legacies to: his bro, John Laurance, of Loughborough; his godson, Arthur L, son of John L; Christopher Marshall; Isabel Marsh
Residuary legatee and exec his son, Wm Laurance, incl copyhold lands, leases - then to John, Wm's bro
Supervisors: Mr Edward Chard, Wm Goodwen, draper, James Cappe, shearman
Witnesses: Richard Grene and Roger Ingham, priests, Thos ?, Mr John Sharpe
Testator's wife is Isabel

Inventory (poor condition)
Hall, parlour next to the street, parlour next to the yard, 'yelehowsse', high chamber, buttery, kitchen, chamber next to the high chamber, stable, cowhouse, yard, corn chamber, barns at Fishpool Head (sheepcote, barn and great barn), yard at Fishpool Head, stock in the fields
In money £17 9s 2d

Schedule of debts owed by him (cropped on right): to Margery Marshall; Isabel Marshall; servant, Jane Johnson, for her qtr's wages; to the bridges; to Christopher Marshall, Francis Wood and Thos Shaw for wages

1554/71
John Sutton alias Bell, of Loughborough, tanner? Will made 23 Feb 1554/5
Soul to almighty God maker and redeemer
Burial: in parish church
To repair of the Forest Gate: 6s 8d
For repair of the moor ditch called the 'Flagge Dyche': 6s 8d
To Robert and Emily?, children of his son (sic), Henry Yorke: 10s each
To Thos Franke, Wm F, John F, Alice Foxe, and Thos Pachett: 1s each
To every godchild: 4d
To Wm Johnson of Barkby Thorpe: 10s for him and 10s for his wife and children
To John Taylior, John Tayllyer, and John Fyshe: 1s each
To Ralph Saunders: russet coat
To Thos Laurance of Hathern: 6s
To Eliz Kettyll: 4d
To Margery Brokyshawe: 1s
To Anthony Nedam: 20s
To Dorothy Hetherly: 3s 4d
To his servant, Christine: 1s
To John Andrew: 10s
To his son-in-law, Libeus Andrew: 10s for him and an angel noble for his wife
To his son-in-law, Henry Yorke: 10s for him and for his wife an angel noble
To his dau, Agnes: £20, gown, harness, girdle, pair of ? for her child's part
To son, George: £20 and leather for his child's part
To son, John: all his land in Aston on Trent and Shardlow and £20 for his child's part
To his wife, Eliz: £40, bed, hangings in her chamber
To son, Clement: freehold in L now or late in the occupation of Bridget Hurte after the decease of his mother, to him and his heirs
To Roger Inghame, 'my Curate': 2s
Sone Geoffrey and Clement: residuary legatees and execs
Supervisors: Edw Charde, gent., Robert Pachett, commissary, Richard Grove, chaplain, John Franke, Henry Yorke, Libeus Andrew - to first two 20s each, rest 10s each
Witnesses: Roger Ingham, 'my Curate', Thos Detheck, John Laurance, John Fowler, Wm Johnson
No inventory

1556/15-16
John Bodyll, of Loughborough
Soul to almighty God, Lady St Mary and all the holy company in heaven
Burial: churchyard
Lincoln: 4d
Wife Christian and dau Annabel: residuary legatees and execs
Witnesses: Sir John Dawson, Ralph Wyrth, Nicholas Dekyson, Wm Peych, Nicholas Jacson
Inventory: no summa

1556/101-2
Nicholas Genckyngson, of Loughborough
Soul to God, St Mary and the holy company in heaven
Burial: churchyard
Lincoln: 4d
To children by his first wife, Thos, Eliz, Dorothy: 3s 4d each
To John Reyneblye: £4
To Alice Eyllott: 20s
To his children by his second marriage, Audrey, Joan, Mary: 3s 4d each
To Richard Ausybrocke, Thos, Mary and Dorothy: 10s each
Wife Eliz and son Edward: residuary legatees and execs
Overseers: Mr Warner, Thos Hobbe [Hebbe?], Wm Goodwyn, Thos Pallmar
Witnesses: Sir John Dawson, curate, John Besse, Thos Peytye, John Laranc, Wm Barber
Inventory of Nicholas Jenkinson, late of L, mercer
Appraisers: John Wullaye, John Larance, Thos Pettye, John Bowler
Hall, buttery, kitchen, parlour next to the street, chamber over the shop, chamber over the hall, another chamber, the 'knyghtes' chamber, parlour next to shop (with his apparel), the 'menyes' chamber, the shop, another house, yard, cattle, debts owed out
Summa before debts £80 16s 6d; total debts owed out £52 1s 7d; clear summa £28 14s 11d
Materials in the shop: £36
Cattle: 2 cows, 2 horses, 1 mares, 3 swine
'Dettes owyng by the said Nycholas to certen persones in london and in othere places to dyverse other persons as followeth': Mr Hobson: £6 17s 5d
Mr Foxe of London: £9 2s 6d
Mistress Duckington: £3
'my mother Dawson': 33s 4d
Wm Goodwyn: 37s
Geoffrey Bell: 40s
John Wolley: 20s
Mr Warner: 20s
James Cappe: 30s
'my bother Thomas Clerke': £4 16s 0d
Mistress Hurte: £3
James Clarke of Leicester: 30s
Thos Shylton of Leicester: 23s 4d
Thos Pawmer of Loughborough: 28s 8d
Thos Brownell: 30s
Ralph Morley: 30s
Half year's rent: £4 16s 4d
Funeral expenses: 40s

1556/105-106
John Larance, keeper of Loughborough Park
Will made 22 Nov 1552
Soul to almighty God maker and redeemer thereof steadfastly believing and trusting to be one of the number of those that shall be saved through the most glorious passion & blood shedding of Jesus Christ the saviour of all mankind
Burial: churchyard
To wife, Isabel: copyhold in Sparrow Hill for her life, four cows (red, brindle, black, black with white face), 5 sheep, ambling mare, sow with litter of 4, his bed, a maid's bed, household stuff
To son-in-law, John Marshall: 4 heifers (2 years and up), 2 twinters (1 year and up), bay colt (2 years abnd up)
To son-in-law, John Wylne: ambling filly (2 years and up)
To his servant, Lancelot: young heifer (yearling) and sheet
Son, John L: residuary legatee incl. copyholds and leases, and exec
Witnesses: John Sharpe of L, Isabel Swynoll? (sic)
Inventory
Appraisers: John Wully, Thos Horsly, Geoffrey? Blownd?, Thos Pettye
14 Sept 1556
House at the Linetree: contents £3 19s 4d
house in Pinfold: contents £9 13s 4d
barn at Fishpool Head
Lodge in the Park: chamber, kitchen, dayhouse, cattle (mainly cows)
Summa before debts: &ppound;62 8s 3d
Debts owed out (eleven): £4 18s 0d
Clear summa: £57 10s 3d

1557/32-33
Humphrey Blower of Loughborough
Soul to almighty God
Burial: where it please God trusting to be saved by the merits of his [poor MS], but further down requests bur in church
To the poor of L: 26s 8d
To daus, Joan and Agnes: £10 each
To Richard Blower, nephew: 6s 8d
Wife Agnes and son Thos: residuary legatees and execx
Overseers: brother, John B, and John Renoulde, to whom 6s 8d each
Witnesses: Richard Eglate, curate, his brother, John B, and John Renold
Inventory
Appraisers: Thos Hebbe, John Fowler, John Renoulde, John Sclatere
Hall, parlour, a house adjoining the parlour, buttery, chamber over the parlour, coal house, kitchen, chamber over the kitchen, another parlour, yard, barn, another barn, kiln, another yard in Churchgate, the fields, debts
Summa£201 1s 8d
24 stone of wool: £8
About 24 qtrs wheat and rye in barn: £16
About 12 qtrs barley and oats in barn: £8
Barley and peas in a hovel: 13s 4d
Barley in another hovel: £9
In the fields: 4 steers, 11 young beasts, 8 draught oxen, 10 cows and 2 'reres', a horse, 3 mares, 2 foals, 200 old sheep, 80 lambs

1557/267-268
John Murphyn alias Laurence, of Loughborough, yeoman
Soul to almighty God, Lady St Mary, and all the blessed company of heaven
Burial: churchyard
Lincoln: 2d
To high altar: 4d
To his children, Arthur, Clement, John, Henry, Wm, Vincent, Isabel, Bridget, Eliz: 20s each at 18 years of age
Wife Isabel and son Clement: residuary legatees and execs
Supervisor: James Cappe
Witnesses: Sir Richard Eglotte, curate, James Cappe, Thos Smythe
Inventory
Appraisers: Ralph Writhe, Richard Smythe, Robert Glose, John Gillson
Hall, parlour, buttery, chamber, another chanber, barn
Summa: £19 11s 8d

1557/316-317
John Sharpe, of Loughborough
Will made 27 Aug 1557
Soul to almighty God maker and redeemer thereof
Burial: churchyard
To son, Arthur: 20s and brass pot
To dau, Eliz: [torn] and brass pan
To son, Thos: 20s
Residue for wife, Eliz, and children
Wife, Eliz, and her father, Humphrey Blower, execs
Inventory
Appraisers: John Blower, Richard Parsones, Thos Rydgemayden
Hall, parlour, chamber over the house, another chamber, buttery, kitchen, yard
Summa &ppound14 7s 3d
In the chamber over the house: half stone wool, 3 score flax with 'hurdes', 3 'slyppynges' of 'harden' yarn
Funeral expenses: 20s
To Thos Hebbe for meadow: 2s
To Thos Hurste for cloth: 3s 4d
For a load of coals: 3s 4d

1557/407
James Woodde, of Loughborough, tailor
Soul to almighty God, blessed Lady St Mary, and all the holy company of heaven to pray for him
Burial: churchyard
To his 5 children: 5 couples (ewe and lamb) each
Wife Agnes: residuary legatee and exec
Overseers: Wm Henshaw and John Blower
Inventory
Appraisers: Ralph Wryght, husbandman, Thos Harpeham, Richard Newton, 'fisher'
Cow and calf, 12 sheep
Summa: £5 12s 11d
Debt in: from James Bankes for work done: 2s 4d
Debts out: to Thos Cawdewell for wood 2s 4d; Ralph Wryght for grass and hay 2s 8d; Henry Deken 5s; Eliz Sutton, widow 2s 8d; Thos Grene, landlord, for rent 9s
Clear summa: £4 13s 7d

1558/185-186
Nicholas Dobson, of Loughborough
Will made 10 Aug 1558
Soul to almighty God, our Lady St Mary, and all the holy company of heaven
Burial: churchyard
To Lincoln: 4d
To son, Magnus: £8 at age 20
To son, Barnabe: a cow and calf
To dau, Bridget: cow and calf and ewe and lamb
To Geo Gybson: a graven dagger
To 3 daus of his sister Gybson: a ewe each
To Clement and Henry Gybson, brothers: a sword and buckler
To sister-in-law Redman: a heifer
To Richard Whettle: a hand gun
To Robert Hoog: a crossbow
To John Laverocke: a pair of white hose. Wife Anne: residuary legatee and exec
Overseers: Lenoard Redman and John Sarrsun - 2s each
Witnesses: Leonard Redman, Richard Wheytley, Robert Hogg
Inventory
Appraisers: John Raynolds and John Sarsonne
Hall, parlour, chamber, buttery, kitchen, cattle, barn, yard
In buttery, six silver spoons 20s
Yoke of oxen: £3 6s 8d
6 cows and a calf: £6
4 heifers, 3 bullocks, 3 calves: £6 13s 4d
3 mares: £1
15 sheep: 33s 4d
Sow and 6 piglets: 16s
1 cock, 4 hens, 3 capons: 2s 8d
4 ducks: 1s
3 geese and a gander: 1s 4d
corn and hay: £4
rye in the field: 6s 8d
Total: £50

1558/un-numbered
Agnes Harryman, of Lougborough, widow
Appraisers: John Farrar, Wm Pyghte, Nicholas Jaxson, Richard Parsones
Hall, parlour, buttery, backhouse, yard
Backhouse: brewing lead and mash vat
Total: £6 8s 0d

1558/un-numbered
Thos Harpam, of Loughborough
Will 26 Aug 1558
Soul to God almighty ... [torn] ... heaven
Burial: body'to the earthe Dust to Dust earthe to earthe in sure & ... [torn] ... lyfe everlastyng & there to Rest in ioie for ever & ever with god the fathe[r] ... [torn] ... All goods for the bringing up of his children
Wife Joan: sole exec
'my body honestlye browght to the earthe'
Supervisor: John L[torn] [of] Wymeswold - 10s
Witnesses: Sir Edw Arnolde, curate of L, and his servant, Martin Lamme
Inventory
Appraisers: John Brown, John Slacke, Thos Dyrybe
Hall, chamber, yard
In his purse: 19s
Corn and hay: 51s 8d
Firewood: 10s
10 hens, 2 cocks, 3 geese, 1 gander: 5s
3 cows, 3 calves, 10 sheep, 1 mare, 1 sow: £5 12s 0d
skins: 20s 8d
wool pells and wool: £3 3s 4d
No total

1558/un-numbered
Thos Hyrst, of Loughborough, yeoman (will), draper (inv)
Will 1 May 1558
Soul to God, our Lady St Mary, and all the company of heaven
Burial: churchyard
To son, Robt: house to him and his heirs after the death ot testator's wife, and during his minority in trust to John Wollay and Richd Smithe
To same Robt: from his mother's will £6 13s 4d and a gown
To the child now in his wife's womb: £20
To poor: 10s
Execs: Wolley and Smithe - 3s 4d each
Overseer: wife's father (un-named) - 6s 8d
Witnesses: Edw Arnold, curate of L, John Wollye
Inventory
Appraisers: John Qwyhtt, my lord of Lincoln's officer, Wm Goodwen, Ralph Wrythe, Libeus Hert
2 geldings: £2
3 cows and 2 calves: £3 12s 4d
In money: £3
The cloth stock described in great detail: blue marble; russetts; black; hood red; white; white causey; Northern russett; black, yellow and white cotton; canvas; linen. Total: illegible

1558/un-numbered
John Lamme, the younger, of Loughborough
Soul to God almighty
Burial: body 'to the erthe dust to dust
To 2 ??: 2 ewes
To Edw Gylbart: a ewe
To Hugh Brownfelde: a lamb
To Sir Edw Arnold, curate: a ewe and lamb
To Robt Colyns: a lamb
Nephew, Robt Lambe and testator's sister, Joan: residuary legatees and execs
Body 'honestly browght to the earthe'
Supervisor: his father, Robt Lamme
Witnesses: Edw Arnold, curate of L, Hugh Brownfelde, Robt Colyns, Edw Gylbart
Inventory
Appraisers: John Andrew, Thos Heeb, Wm Woode, Roger Mastyan
Total: £12 12s 8d
6 hens and a cock: 2s
sow and 6 piglets: 10s
41 sheep: £3 6s 8d
4 cows: 54s
filly and foal: 10s
2 loads of hay: 4s

1559/un-numbered
John Andrew, of Loughborough, roper
Will 1 Nov 1 Eliz
Soul to almighty God and the holy company of heaven
Burial: body to the earth
To Lincoln: 2d
Forgiveness of some debts: Richd Newton 6s 8d; Thos eryck certain debts and 6s 8d
To his servant, Oliver: 12 stone hemp
To his servant, Wm: ewe and lamb
To his maid, Agnes: ewe and lamb
To Wil (sic) Scoley: lamb
To his maid, Margaret: ewe and lamb
To Wm Awmler: ewe and lamb
To his wife (un-named): all that she brought to the marriage and third of all his goods
His 3 grandsons (James, John, Wm), sons of his son, Libeus: residuary legatees
Margery Netam: ewe and lamb
Wm Grene: ewe and lamb
Wm Mylner: ewe and lamb
Sir Edw Arnold: ewe and lamb, strike of rye, strike of malt
Wife Eliz and Thos Arley execs - 16s 8d to Arley
Overseer: Richd Whetley - 6s 8d
Witnesses: Sir Edw Arnolde, curate, Thos Herley, Oliver Gadsbye, Wm Jacombe
Codicil:
to James Andrew 6 oxen, ironbound wain, and after his decease to his bros, John and Wm; to John Grene a yearling calf
Witnesses to the codicil: Thos Deryck, John Grene, Wm Battres
Schedule of debts
Debts owed to him:
Thos Deryck 6s 4d for 8 stone of wool and 8 yds cloth
Mistress Hardesey for a child's board 26s 8d
John Browne's wife for a wainrope 18d
Henry Maryte's wife for same 18s
Robt Carver alias Grabye for last Michaelmas's rent 15s
Debts owed by him:
To Geoffrey Sutton alias Bell £7 13s 4d
for making malt 40s
To Hugh Huchinson for 2 oxen 20s
To Wm Macer of Hemington 20d
To Robt Henton of Burton 2s 8d
Inventory
Hall, parlour, buttery, chamber, other chamber, kitchen, kiln, shop, barn>br> Total: £95 0s 10d
Funeral expenses: £4 19s 10d
6 bullocks, 3 cows, 2 heifers, 1 calf, 1 gelding, 1 mare, 1 foal, 1 nag, 1 filly, 62 sheep, 7 swine, 6 hens, 3 capons, 3 geese, 1 gander
20 silver spoons 20s

1559/un-numbered
William Bladon, shepherd, of Loughborough
Will dated 27 Jan 1559 (sic)
Soul to God almighty and all the holy company of heaven
Burial: body to the earth 'dust to dust earthe to earthe In sure & sertayne hoyppe to Rysse to lyue euerlastyng amen'
To his sister, Elizabeth Bladon: £5 owed by Geoffrey Bell; 7 ewes and 7 lambs; all his wool except 1 stone (see below)
To Thomas Laurance and John Savage: 10s each
To same Laurance: 1 ewe and 6 wethers
To same Savage: 1 wether and 4 hoggs
To Sir Edward [Arnold]: stone of wool
To Edward Osborne and Elizabeth Osborne: 10s each
Exec: his sister, Elizabeth
Supervisors: Thomas Laurance and John Savage - 10s each
Witnesses: Sir Edward, curate, Thomas Laurance, John Savage, Richard Heatherlay
Schedule of debts owing to deceased: Inventory
Appraisers: Robert Poyson of Belton and Thomas Holyman of L
Taken 4 Apr 1559 (sic)
Repeats the debts above
19 sheep: 50s
4 stone of wool: 14s 8d
Total: £9 8s 4d

1559/un-numbered
John Burbage, of Loughborough, husbandman
Will dated 23 Dec 1 Eliz
Soul to almighty God, our Lady St Mary, and all the holy company of heaven
Burial: body to the earth 'dust to dust earthe to earthe In sure & sertayne hoyppe to Rysse to lyue euerlastyng amen'
To his wife [Joan]: third part of his estate
To his children (Joan, Isabel, Elizabeth, Alicia): third part of his estate
Third part to bring 'bryng my boyde honestly to the earthe', defray debts, and residue to his wife and children
To Lincoln: 2d
To beadfolk: 1d each
To Thomas Bedforde: 4d
To Nicholas Foster: all his apparel
To godchildren: 4d each
To Roger Adams: 4d
To Sir Edward Arnold: 8d
To the children of Ralph Burbage and John Brown: 2d each
Supervisors: Ralph Burbage and John Brown - 3s 4d each
Exec: his wife, Joan
Witnesses: Sir Edward Arnold, Ralph Burbage, Rober Adams
Inventory
JB of Woodthorpe
Taken 3 May 1559
Appraisers: Ralph Burbage, George Spencer, Henry Wryght, Robert Alison
In his purse: 3s
Hall, chamber, yard
Total: £22 16s 0d
unthreshed rye: 10s
2 yoke of oxen: £5
4 cows: 53s 4d
2 steers: 26s 8d
2 mares and 2 foals: 53s 4d
4 yearling calves: 26s 8d
2 suckling calves: 4s 8d
4 couples of ewes and lambs: 10s 8d
5 hoggs: 10s
Oats and peas in the ground: 16s
Wheat and barley: 41s 8d
1 sow and 6 swine: 14s
2 suckling foals: 10s
hens: 2s 4d
apparel: 6s 8d

1560/un-numbered
Thomas Johnson, of Loughborough, baker
Will made 14 May 1555
Soul to the almighty Lord maker and redeemer and saviour thereof by the merits of whose passion I undoubtedly believe to receive eternal salvation
Burial: churchyard
Mortuary as statute
To his son, Thomas: a press
To his servant, Alice Deblet: a mattress, sheets, coverlet
To the children (Richard, William, Alice) of his brother, John Johnson: 1s each
Residuary legatee and exec: his wife, Anne, to whom one third part, and his son, Thomas, to whom two-thirds
Overseer: William Johnson of Ashwell
Witnesses: [blank] Bowler, John Browne at Fishpool Head, John Sharpe the writer hereof
Inventory
Parlour, hall, nether buttery, kitchen, 'gyle' house and buttery, backhouse, nether chamber, chamber over hall, old chamber, yard
3 cows and 2 bullocks £4
27 sheep £3 13s 4d
1a rye, 1a barley, .5a wheat
Total £28 17s 4d

TNA PROB 11/46/129
Thomas Moone, of Loughborough, mercer
Will dated 2 Jan 1562/3. Probate 10 March 1562/3
Soul to almighty God maker and redeemer
Burial: churchyard
To poor in Long Preston upon Craven: 33s 4d to be distributed at discretion of his father, Richard Moone, Stephen Arknolls and Henry Arknolls
To poor in L: 33s 4d
To his brother, John Moone: best gown, best cloak, best hose
To his cousin, George Moone: £20
To his kinsmen, Edmund Ivesone and Richard Ivesone: 6s 8d each and 3s 4d to each of their children
To his godchildren: 2s each
To his apprentice, William Wilson: £3, frieze coat, frieze jerkin, 2 pair of the worst hose
To William Goodwine and John Wolley: a gown each
To his brother-in-law, William Hebbe: his second best coat
To his brother, Edmund Moone: his best wedding coat
To his servant, Margaret Goodwine: household stuff valued at 20s and the worst petticoat upper-bodied with 'chambleck'
To Nicholas Clarke: 20s
For repair of the bridge in Preston upon Craven, where he was born, which is being built: 6s 8d
Forgives Thomas Cockett of Harborough 20s of debt of 30s if Thomas acquits 10s immediately
Forgives Thomas Boughton of Higham Ferrers 55s of a debt by bill of his hand if he acquits the rest immediately
Forgives debt of 2s 2d owed by Laurence Heye, glover. Residuary legatee and exec his son, George Moone, but tuition assigned until George attained 21 to John Wolley including the copyhold in L
Supervisors: John Wolley, his brother John Moone, William Goodwyn, his brother-in-law William Hebbe, who are to be bound to his father Richard Moone and his son George Moone to return the goods
If George Moone, dies, then £3 6s 8d to each of his brother John Moone and his children and each of Edmund Moone and his children, and the same amount to each of William Goodwine, John Wolley and William Hebbe
Supervisors: to receive annual rent from a lease of an oxgang bought from Richard Smithe and lease of the little close in Baxter Gate and for their pains Goodwine, Moone and Hebbe to receive 20s each
To Leonard Redman: his Spanish felt
Witnesses: Leonard Redman, William Wilson, Henry Dausone, Edmund Ivesone

1564/un-numbered
Thomas Hebb, of Loughborough
Will dated 4 Feb 1563/4
Soul to almighty God my maker and redeemer
Burial: churchyard near his wife, Joan
To his son, George: £10 or goods to that value
To Margaret, dau of his last wife: £3 or goods to that value
To his [current] wife, Helen, and the child in her belly: nothing since she is not reconciled to him in martrimony as a wife should do, but played the whore and he assumes that the child is not his
To his son, William H: 3 brass pots
To the poor of L: 5s
Residuary legatees and execs: his sons Thomas and Nicholas Hebb
Overseers: his son, William H, and Richard Wheattley of Barrow on Soar
Witnesses: William Clarcke, Leonard Redman, George Nowne of Barrow, Richard Hampson of Quorndon
Inventory
7 Feb 1565[/6] (sic)
Appraisers: William Clarcke, William Goodwyn of L, Thomas Johnson, Henry Dawson of L
Hall, parlour, maiden's parlour, chamber, other chamber, another little chamber, kitchen, buttery, nether yard, barn and stable, courtyard, oxhouse, warehouse, a hovel in Woodgate
In his purse: 5s 4d
37 oz silver @ 3s 4d per oz: £8 0s 4d
Hay: £5
3 cows, 2 oxen, 2 steers, 5 young beef, 1 yearling, 14 sheep, grey horse, bay colt: £18 3s 4d Unthreshed rye: 53s 4d
3a sown with rye: 30s
Total: £74 8s 8d

1564/un-numbered
Dorothy Henshawe, widow
Will dated 1 Feb 1563/4
Soul to almighty God maker of me and all the world and his only son Jesus Christ who hath redeemed me and all mankind with the shedding of his most precious blood by which I hope assuredly and faithfully to be saved at the last general resurrection
To her son, John: feather bed, bolster, pillow, 2 pair of sheets, double coverlet, 2 blankets, a covering of Arras work, half a doz silver spoons, brass pan, kimmel, pair of cob irons, table cloth
To her son, James: feather bed, bolster, pillow, 2 pair of sheets, double coverlet, 2 blankets, a coverlet of imagery, half a doz silver spoons, pair of cob irons
To her dau, Isabel: best frock, kirtle, pettycoat, smock, pair of silver hooks, hooks; after the death of testator's son-in-law, Geoffrey Sutton, a copy[hold worth] 20s
To her goddaughter, Dorothy Shelton: 10s which is a debt owed to testator by D's father, Geoffrey, and a pair of silver hooks
To all her servants: 1s
To Dorothy Butler and ...: 1s each
To her son, James H: the lease of the close called Bottle Acre and 1a meadow, but Nicholas to have the lease for the first 6 years
Witnesses: Thomas Hebbe, William Goodwin, George Thew, curate, Geoffrey Sutton
No inventory

1564/un-numbered
Thomas Rigmayden, of Loughborough [tanner]
Will dated 2 April 1564
Soul to almighty God the maker of me and all the world and to his son Jesus Christ the only redeemer of me and all mankind
Burial: churchyard
To his wellbeloved wife, Anne, son, James, dau, Elizabeth: all personal estate and they to be execs
Overseer: his brother and loving friends, John Rigmayden, Thomas Petty, John Rigmayden of Belton
Witnesses: Richard Parsons, John Rigmayden, Richard Mylles, George Thew
To his son, James: reversion of a lease of 2a meadow, but tuition to his brother, John R, and Ralph Baken
Execs and overseers to observe a bargain between testator and John Slacke by which they are to acquit to Slacke £10 after next Whitsun in return for 10a of wheat and rye selected from 16a of Slacke's land; witnesses to this bargain are Thomas Harly, Thomas Evington, Laurence Baker, Richard Mylles, John Rigmayden
To his wife, Anne: reversion of a lease of the third part of 9a on Stanford Planks with remainder to his son, James, and dau, Elizabeth; witnesses here are Thomas Petty and Clement Petty
Schedule of debts owing to testator: Inventory
Appraisers: Thomas Petty, John Sarson, John Rigmayden, Richard Hall, Geoffrey Bell, Clement Petty, Richard Thacker, Richard Mylles
Hall, parlour, chamber over parlour, kitchen, yard, tanhouse
Total: £73 19s 7d before debts
3 silver spoons: 8s
16 dicker of leather @ £3 per dicker: £48
8 loads of bark: £4
2 cows and 1 heifer: 53s 4d
2a barley and 1a rye: 40s
Schedule of debts owed by the deceased: Total of debts owed: £56 19s 0d
Total after debts: £18 0s 7d



TNA PROB 11/58/200
James Cappe, of Loughborough, shearman
Will dated 1 Jan 1565/6. Probate 29 June 1566
Soul to almighty God my maker and redeemer
Burial: churchyard
To his sons, William, Robert, Bartholomew: £16 each
To Robert also: 6 silver spoons with great knobs to be delivered 1 year after the end of his apprenticeship, but until then in the custody of John Slacke; remainder to William and Bartholomew, and then testator's daus, Frances and Joan
To his cousin, Margaret Bosseworth: £3, 2 pewter charges of the best sort and 2 of the middle, 2 saucers, 2 candlesticks, an aumbry with the great basin standing on it, 36s for her wages, 5 yds of cloth, 2 pair of hose, 1 ewe hogg
To his daus, Frances and Joan: £6 13s 4d to Frances and £10 to Joan; equally between them, all the rest of the household stuff to be delivered on their marriage, but until then in the custody of John Slacke
To his brother, Isaac Cappe: 10s, steel cap, tenters in his yard with the grindstone
To brother Isaac's wife and 2 children: 3 ewe hoggs
For the repair of Aumbry Gap: 5s
To John Tompsonne, the schoolmaster: 3s 4d
To Damasin Plattes: a strike of rye and one of malt
To his dau, Anne, in London: 26s 8d
To his brother Cappe in London: 20s
To John Byngley: a gown lined with fox fur
To John Slacke's 3 children, James, Elizabeth, Agnes: a ewe lamb each
To his neighbour Ormeson's wife: a ewe hogg
To Agnes Rigmaden, widow: a ewe hogg
To John Slacke: a poll axe and engraved 'murryan'
Residuary legatees and execs: his sons, William and Bartholomew, but tution of all three sons granted to John Slacke until they attain the age of 20 (sic)
To the custody of John Slacke: a copyhold yardland which was Whetelye's land until Bartholomew attains majority
Overseers: John Slacke and Thomas Johnson of L - 13s 4d each
Witnesses: John Slacke, Isaac Cappe, John Tompsonne
Debts owing to the testator:
Debts owed by the testator

1568/un-numbered
William Cole, of Loughborough, husbandman
Soul to almighty God maker of me and all the world and all the world to his son Jesus Christ the only redeemer of me and all mankind with his most precious blood and the holy ghost the comforter of me and all the elect people of God
Burial: in church
To his welbelove wife, Maragaret: all the goods which she brought at marriage (technical term is paraphernalia, but it is not used here)
To his son, Thomas: reversion of the lease which he bought from John Nycolsone of the house and land in L called The Rose and the rest of apparel, ironbound wain with yokes and teams
The rest of his good divided into three parts (technically called the divisim, but not used here): one part to his wife; one part to his son, William Cole with a gold ring, best gown, and marble jacket, but in trust to give some to t's grandchildren and to bring up the little child, Roger Cole, and to pay t's debts and legacies; the third part as below
To his son-in-law, William Stanley 40s
To Richard Beckwith, Mary Stanley, Francis Alsope: a ewe each
To the poor of L and Stanford [on Soar] at the direction of execs and supervisors
Execs: beloved friend William Manbye, of Leicester, grocer, and son, Thomas Cole, to whom 20s each
Supervisors: William Cole and very friend John Roo, of Normanton on Soar (to the latter 10s)
No witnesses mentioned
Inventory
4 oxen £4 16s 4d
8 beasts £4
2 mares £1
hay £2
30 sheep £3
barley 13s 4d
1 qtr rye by estimation 12s
peas by estimation 1s 8d
ironbound wain, 2 teams, 3 yokes, 2 iton harrows etc £2
plough 3s 4d
1 sow 3s 4d
brass and pewter £1
silver and gilt ring 5s
His apparel:
Inventory total £36 1s 6d
debts which t acknowledged he owed:

1572/12-13 (also register Book, ff. 78v-79r)
John Barbar, of Loughborough, labourer
Soul into the hands of my heavenly father trusting assuredly for his son our saviour Jesus Christ's sake to enjoy that eternal rest and kingdom purchased for me among his other elect in Christ Jesus
Burial: in the churchyard, hoping also undoubtedly the resurrection of the same at the last day
To dau, Margaret Barbar: 2 heifer calves, 4 ewes, 3 hogs
To father-in-law, Nicholas Pyghte: a bay filly
To Bridget Pyght: 13s 4d
Residary legatee and exec: his welbeloved wife, Lucy
Overseers: his trusty friend, Mr John Slacke, of L, and his cousin, William Wright
Witnesses: John Wright, William Wood, Nicholas Pighte
He owed Thomas Townesend 3s
Debts owed to him:
Inventory
Hall, parlour, chamber, yard
In the yard: 2 mares, 1 filly, 1 foal - 40s; 1 cow, 2 heifer calves - 32s; 4 ewes, 3 hogs - 14s; a little hay in the barn -4s; 4 ducks, 1 drake, 4 hens - 1s 8d
Inventory total: £6 18s 2d
1572/114-115 (also Register Book, ff. 77r-78r)
John Peake, of Loughborough
Soul to almighty God my maker and to Jesus Christ my only redeemer by whose death and bloodshedding I trust to be saved amongst the elect of God and by no other means
Burial: churchyard or where it please God
To his sisters, Jane Wright and Elizabeth Peake, and his brothers, Peter and William: 20s each
To his brother, Richard: a mare and a little bay foal, and all his apparel
To John Peake, eldest son of his brother, Richard Peake: a cow which is at hire with Richard Twigge at Shepshed and the 6s for her hire
To the other two sons of Richard Peake, Thomas and Robert: 20s each
To Hugh Chamberlane: 10s
To his brother[-in-law], Robert Wrighte: 2 yds of white kersey
Residuary legatee and exec: his mother, Joan Peake, widow
Witnesses: Thomas Dyxson, Roger Tomson, Nicholas Grannvell, John Dawson
Schedule of debts owed to Peake(torn)
Inventory
Described as servant to the Rt Hon Earl of Huntingdon
1 bay foal 2s
1 mare in the keeping of his brother, Richard, 3s 4d
1 cow at hire 13s 4d
His apparel:
Money in his purse 2s 6d
His purse 1d
2 yds of white kersey 3s 4d
Inventory total: £17 3s 7d (including debts owed to him)
Appraisers: Robert Wyse, Thoams Dyxson, Roger Tomson
1572/145-146 (also Register Book, ff. 63r-64r)
George Thewe, of Loughborough, clerk
Soul to almighty God fully trusting by the merits of our saviour Christ Jesus in his blood to be saved amongst the faithful and elect of God
Burial: in the church
to his sons and daus at age 18 or marriage, Anne Thewe, William, Mary Thewe, Elizabeth Thewe, Joan Thewe, Katherine Thewe, Margery Thewe, Francis Thewe: 40s each
In addition: to Anne, a steel casket; to Joan, a pair of silver and gilt hooks; to Anne and Margery a black calf with a star on its forehead
Residuary legatee and exec: his wife, Joan
Forgives £3 of the debt of £5 12s 0d owed by his father-in-law, John Skelson, provided Skelson remits 40s to t's wife, Joan, and 12s to his son, Hugh Skelson
To his father-in-law, John Skelson: a buckskin doublet
Overseers: welbeloved in Christ Edmund Willocke, Nicholas Henshawe, and John Clerke
Witnesses: Nicholas Henshawe, Geoffrey Goodwyn, Ralph Caster, Francis Ivison, Bartholomew Tysley
Acknowledged a debt of 26s to Sir Adam Wynterbotham
Inventory
Hall, little parlour (with bed), great parlour (with bed), chamber, kitchen, yard
4 silver spoons in the hall 13s 4d
In the yard: 2 cows, 1 heifer, and hay - £5; 2 swine - 13s 4d
Inventory total: £48 3s 4d

1573/20-21
John Burton, of Loughborough, labourer
8 March 1572/73
The will is in poor condition
Soul to almighty God his maker and to Jesus Christ his only saviour to be saved and by no other means
to his son, Thomas, various illegible items including the lease of the house where testator now dwells
his wife, Joyce, executrix
Witnesses: William Morecrafte, John Tompson, Richard Hutchinson, Robert Middleton, Thomas Deddick, John ?, William ?
Inventory
1 April 1573
Appraisers: Thomas Deddick, William Morecrafte, Edmund Iveson, John Tompson, Richard Hutchenson, John Wynsowe
In the hall: table, 2 forms, 1 chair, 2 stools 2s; aumbry 4s; dish bench, churn, 2 looms, 2 pails, 6 wooden dishes, 12 trenchers 2s 8d; 6 pewter dishes 4s; chafing dish, 3 candlesticks, 2 saucers, salt 2s 6d; 2 brass pots 8s; great pan, 3 kettles, frying pan, skimmer 12s; 2 irons, pothooks, pair tongs 2s; painted cloths 2s; spit, pair cobberds 1s 4d; total 40s 6d
In the parlour: bedstead, 2 towels, pillow beer 2s; 4 pair harden sheets 10s; wool mattress, bolster, pair sheets, old coverlet, window sheet 10s 8d; 2 bedsteads, 1 form 2s; 3 coffers 3s 4d; hangings 2s 4d; kimnel, shelf, 2 cans, 2 pots 1s 4d; sack, bushel of malt 3s; 2 pair of hose, cap, hat, purse, girdle, dagger, shoes 13s 4d; cloak, jacket 5s; total 53s
In the yard: axe, hatchet, 2 wimbles, pitch fork 2s 6d; fire wood 53s 4d; hovel of 6 posts 13s 4d; 6 sawn boards 2s; 4 hovel posts 10s; 2 swine troughs, grindstone, trough 2s 8d; cow and calf 40s; 9 wethers 40s; 8 ewes and 6 lambs 16s; swine hog 8s; hay 6s 8d; spade, grain fork 10d; debts owing him by several men £4 14s 11d; £14 10s 4d
Total £19 3s 9d.

1573/132-133
John Torres, of Loughborough
18 March 1572/73
Soul to God his maker and to Jesus Christ his only son his redeemer by whose death and bloodshedding he trusts to be saved amongst the elect of God and by no other merits; burial in church of Loughborough
5s to the poor box
To his maid, Emmott pair of flax sheets
To Mary Ward pair of flax sheets
To Thomas Ward chair and buffet stool
To William Cox, his son-in-law great pan, pair flax sheets, great coffer
To George Ward, his son-in-law russet gown
To Brian Bellengham rack iron over the fire and a cloth
residue to his 3 sons-in-law George Ward, Nicholas Wollandes and Wm Cox who are made executors
Foot of will: debts owing to testator: John Smithe 4s; John Ashmore 3s 10d; Henry Thorp 1s; Richard Smithe 9s 4d; George Ward 5s; Mr Slade 2s 8d; total 25s 10d
Foot of will: debts owed by him: to son-in-law Nicholas Wollandes 53s 4d
Witnesses to will: Rowland Parker; Richard Smythe; William Howson; Thomas Noton; Richard Thacker
Inventory
21 March 1572/73
Appraisers: John Slacke, Nicholas Henshaw, Thomas Clarke, Thomas Hebbe, Brian Bellengham, John Wright, Richard Smithe
In the hall: counter, form, little table with frame, 5 chairs, buffet stool, 6 cushions 14s; laund iron, spattern, pair tongs, pair pothooks, iron bar, 3 hooks 5s 4d; flitch of bacon 3s
In the over parlour: 2 chests, old aumbry, bedstead, 2 forms, 3 shelfs, linen yarn, hamper 25s; taber, 2 pipes, brush 2s 6d
In the over chamber: bedstead, feather bed, mattress, 2 bolsters, 2 pillows, blanket, bed hilling, painted cloths, chest, form 23s; mattress, blanket, cheese board, cratch, covering, wool bed 6s
In the nether parlour: board, 2 forms, painted cloths 4s; 2 pair flax sheets, 2 pair harden sheets, 5 board cloths, 5 towels, 15 napkins, 7 pillow beers 37s
In the buttery: 5 platters, 9 pewter dishes, 6 saucers, basin, 4 candlesticks 18s 4d; purse, girdle, dagger, skeyre 2s; gown, 2 doublets, 2 coats, leather jerkin, 2 shirts, pair hose 26s 8d
In the kitchen: brewing lead, 6 worleds, 6 strikes of malt, 2 strikes, strike bag, mash vat, thrall, bowl, kimnel 26s 8d; brass pan, brass pot, 2 kettles, great pan, spit, pair of cobberds, French pan, apple iron, gird iron, skimmer, pair of bellows 23s 4d
In the bolting house: salting trough and other stuff 4s
In the buttery (sic): 3 looms, 2 pails, forms, 3 shelves 4s
In the yard: 2 loads of wood, swine trough, other stuff 8s; 2 hens, cock 1s; candlestick, salt 4s; pails 7s; debts owing to him 25s 10d; little brass mortar 3s
Total £14 13s 8d

1576/66-67
Henry Marryet, of Loughborough, yeoman
14 Feb. 1575/76
Soul to God trusting assuredly that by the death and passion of his only son and his saviour notwithstanding his great and many offences it will please him of his mercy to receive the same
burial in church or churchyard
to his wife, Isabel: feather bed and bolster in the guest chamber next the street, brass pot called the market pot, third pan, small cauldron, 4 middling pewter platters, 2 pewter dishes, 1 saucer, a third candlestick, cupboard or aumbry, chair, pair of flax sheets, pair of middling sheets, pair of harden sheets, the little cow with the star in the head, ewe lamb, ewe hog and £4
To daus, Mary Marryet, Isabel Marryet, Joyce Marryet: £10 or goods to value
To dau, Cecily, wife of Rowland Parker 10s
To Joan, dau of Rowland Parker: yearling calf
To son, Christopher 1s
Residue to son, Geoffrey, who is made executor
Supervisors: Mr John Willocke, rector of L, and Thos Johnsone
Witnesses to will: Mr Willocke, rector of L, William Goodwin, Edmund Willocke, John Dawson, Clement Sutton, Geoffrey Goodwin
Inventory
15 Feb. 1576 (sic)
Appraisers: William Goodwyne, Edmund Willocke, Thos Johnson, Henry Dawson, Thos Bruxbye, Robert Barfoote, John Smythe the younger
In the hall: folding table, little table, 2 aumbries, 2 cupboards 26s 8d; 8 cushions, bench board, red cloth on the same 4s; woollen linen and yarn, 3 lbs wool 10s; 3 lateen basins, 2 bigger lavors, 6 small lavors, 7 candlesticks £1; iron gallows and racks, 4 pothooks, laund iron, pair of tongs, spattern, pair of old bellows, fire stuff 13s 4d; part of flitch of beef, four and half flitches of bacon 13s4d
In the buttery: little cupboard, small chest, 5 boards, 5 shelves, 4 looms 5s; 13 pieces of pewter smaller and greater, pewter pot, salt, 2 brass chafing dishes, pewter bottle, 2 pots, other small stuff £1
In the parlour: 2 bedsteads (1 standing), coffer, form 30s; maser, 6 old silver spoons 25s; 2 pair harden sheets 10s; 1 pair flax sheets, 4 yds cloth 6s 8d; 8 napkins, 4 towels, 2 harden board cloths, towel, 1 yd harden cloth 13s 4d; feather bed, bolster, 3 coverlets, pillow, pillow beer, 3 old coverings, pair harden sheets, window cloth, bolster, pillow 33s 4d; apparel 2 russet coats, 2 pair hose, pair nether russet stocks, doublet, hat, gown, 4 shirts, purse, girdle, shoes £2
In the servant chamber: 3 qtr malt by estimate 52s; bedstead, chest, very old coverlet, old window sheet, little folding table, 2 pecks, other implements 10s
In the cheese or iron chamber: cheese cratch with 17 cheeses 8s; old iron and stuff 30s
In the guest chamber: 2 bedsteads, 2 feather beds, bolster, 2 coverlets, 2 chests, board, pair of trestles 30s; little chamber tickle, 2 strikes of rye 5s
In the milkhouse: 4 milk leads, old aumbry, chest, spinning wheel, 2 old coffers, 2 tubs, pair of playing tables, churn 13s 4d
In the stable: grey mare and colt £4; 2 pigs 10s; 4 pieces of timber, chains 5s; hay in the nether yard £4; wood £1; pails, tubs, scythe 2s 6d
In the nether buttery: 7 larger brass pots, 5 smaller 4s.; 9 great pans, 9 cauldrons bigger and lesser, brass chafer, posnet, 3 pair pothooks, 2 other hooks, 2 cressets, grid iron, 3 leads, little old lead, pair of cobberds, frying pan £3 6s. 8d.; 1 vat with 10 strikes barley £1; 3 packleads, little peal, other implements 1s.
In the kitchen: brewing lead, old vat, little mash vat, thrall, 2 spinning wheels, 2 chairs, churn, 5 cheese vats, 2 brand irons, pair of cobberds, 3 spits, skimmer, load of coals, sheep hooks, staves, implements, 1bs oats 43s. 4d
In the kitchen chamber: 2 stone of flax, linseed, wooden rack, other shelves 6s. 8d.
In the 'skym' chamber: 4 slippings of harden yarn, iron rack, tubs, caskets, pieces of broken tub 10s.
At his house in Woodgate:
In the yard: long hovel with 4 loads of peas and stubble £2; old wain, cratch, 24 flecks, yolks, 3 teams 33s. 4d.; 14 pieces of timber 28s.; boards 2s.
In the barn: 2 qtrs of barley threshed £2; 6 strikes of peas 6s. 8d.; rye £5; 3 pitch forks, 3 green forks, 2 sacks, wainrope etc 5s.; great harrow, 2 small harrows, 2 ploughs, coulter, share 10s.; 6 bullocks £15; 4 kine £6; 7 yearling calves £4 13s. 4d.
aumbry in the over house 2s.
7 acres rye in the field £6
money £3
debt from Richard Iveson 33s. 4d.
Total £91 2s. 10d.

TNA PROB 11/58/54
John Moone, of Loughborough, draper
Will dated 2 Dec 1575. Probate 14 March 1575/6
Soul to almighty God my heavenly Father and to Jesus Christ his only son my Redeemer by whose precious death and bloodshedding I fully trust and believe to be saved amongst the Elect and chosen of God and by no other means and merits
Burial: in the parish church as near his seat as convenient
To the poor of L: 5 marks to be distributed at the discretion of the rector and churchwardens
To the poor of Long Preston in Craven, where he was born: £3 6s 8d to be distributed at the discretion of his father, Richard Moone, and his brother, Edmund Moone, and the churchwardens
To the poor and the company of the bedehouse in the Newark in Leicester: 8s 4d
To Thomas Knowles, one of the compnay of that bedehouse: 3s 4d
To his cousin, George Moone, of Bedford, son of his uncle, Henry Moone: 40s
To his cousin, Edward Iveson, of L: 20s
To George Mannynges, of L: 20s
To his welbeloved wife, Dorothy Moone: £100 in money, goods and chattels for her third part and her jointure, and in addition all her apparel, jewels, and one sufficient bed with reasonable furniture
To his dau, Bridget Moone: 100 marks in money, goods, chattels at age 21 or marriage; tuition of Bridget until then to his brother Edmund Moone of Long Preston and his very faithful friend, Henry Watkinsonne, of Wakefield; if Bridget dies before those events, remainder to testator's sons, John and William
To his son, William Moone and his heirs: all his freehold lands, burgess lands, and copyhold lands in Wakefield with remainder to testator's son John Moone and his heirs
To his son, John Moone and his heirs: all his lands in Malham (Yorks) with remainder to testator's son William Moone and his heirs
To his son, John Moone and his heirs: 2 tenements in Baxtergate in L with remainder to testator's son William Moone and his heirs
To his son John Moone: two messuages in the Barbican in London with the lease for term of years, and leases for term of years from Lord Ritche of booths and standings in Bartholomew Fair for four days of the fair, except for two booths called the 3rd and 10th booths part of the group of his 12 booths which he bequeathes to his nephew George Moone, son of his brother Thomas Moone, for the term of years to come
To his son, John Moone: lease for years in an oxgang, close and broken land in the lordship of L with a dovecote and close in Shelthorpe
To his father, Richard Moone: 20s and his best gown faced with 'budge'
To his mother (un-named): 20s
To his brother, Edmund, and Edmund's threesons, Richard, Thomas and William: 20s each
To his cousin, Elizabeth, wife of William Preston: 10s
To the daus of his brother Knowles: 10s each
To his brother, Edmund: his best coat
To his dear friend, Robert Somerskall, attorney of Wood St., London: £3 6s 8d over and above his usual fees, to assist in the settlement of affairs in London
To his servant, Robert Littellwoode: 53s 4d to settle his affairs and render account to his brother, Edmund, and Henry Watkinson; in addition 46s 8d which is owed to him for his service for the last seven years
To his nephew, George Moone, son of his brother Thomas Moone: £3 6s 8d
Residuary legatees and execs: his two sons, John and William Moone, who are, however, under the tuition of the overseers, the testator's brother, Edmund Moone, and Henry Watkinsonne, for the management of the income and for their education at school and university; £5 each to the overseers for their pains
Witnesses: John Willocke, Thomas Haliman, Thomas Bardall, and Richard Moone, father of the testator

TNA PROB 11/63/31
Thomas Evington, of Loughborough, yeoman
Will dated 23 April 1580. Probate at London 10 Jan 1580/1
Soul to almighty God, maker and redeemer
To his wife, Agnes: for her portion for her life £5 p.a. at two terms p.a. and half his household stuff, excepting the two tables in the hall, hangings and forms
To his wife's dau, Margaret Renolde: 20s
To his wife's son, John Renolde: his best coat
To William Renolde: his best frieze coat and best pair of hose
To his wife's dau, Margery Armestone: 40s
To his two daus, Elizabeth Evington and Emmot Evington: £6 13s 4d each
To his dau, Margery, now wife of William Longley: 13s 4d
To his son, William Evington: 20s
To his wife's youngest son, Richard Hall: 40s
To his son, Robert Evington: 1s
To his wife's dau, Elizabeth Hall: 40s
Residuary legatee and exec: his brother, William Evington
Overseers: his brothers, Henry Evington and Richard Evington - 20d each
Witnesses: Henry Evington, Simon Mudde, Thomas Blower, Clement Smithe, John Smithe, John Dauson the writer

TNA PROB 11/101/349
Margaret Smithe, of Loughborough, widow of Edward Smithe, late bailiff of L
Will dated 3 Dec 1602. Probate 27 May 1603
Soul into the hands and mercy of almighty God
Burial: to the earth at the discretion of her execs
To her nephew, Edward Villiars: £20
To her niece, Dorothy Henshawe: £20, and half a dozen silver spoons
To her nephew, William Turnor: £40, to be laid out by her execs for his use
To her cousin, Peter Gerie: £20
To little Alice Walker, dau of her niece, Mary Gerie (sic): £10
To her nephew, Thomas Winckfeild: £20
To her nephew, Edward Winckfeild: £10
To her niece, Patience Batham: £45
To her dau-in-law, Philippa Morecrafte: £10, and to PM's children 10s each
To her dau-in-law, Anne Houghton: £10, and to AH's children 20s each
To her good neighbour, Margery Bacon, widow: £5
To her nephew, Sampson Goodall: £20
To her nephew, George Boswell: £5
To her servant, Isabel Marrett: 40s and a brass pot valued at 6s 8d
To her poor servant, Alice Moulton: £5
To William Tailor: 40s
To her good neighbour, Isabel Howett: £5
To Daniel Botham, now living in Derby: £20
To Gabriel Bottham of Dishley: £5
To William Botham, of Dishley: 40s
To Anne Botham, of Dishley: 40s
To her neighbour, Anne Bentt: 20s
To the poor of L: £5
To poor people at the discretion of her execs at Christmas for 10 years: 40s p.a.
Execs: her dear and loving brother, William Botham, of Derby, gent., and her loving son-in-law, John Smithe, of Burley Park
A reminder to her execs to observe a previous instruction about other little legacies to certain neighbours, friends and servants (not named here)
No wainscot, windows, glass, or doors to be removed from the house in which she dwells
To her son-in-law, John Smithe: half the profits from a lease of certain meadow and a close held from the lady of the manor, and the other half to the use of Dorothy and William Henshawe, children of testator's cousin, George Henshawe
Witnesses: Thomas Villiars, William Pauson, Isaac Nyx

TNA PROB 11/112/421
James Chatborne of Loughborough, yeoman
Will made 2 Aug 1608. Probate 2 Nov 1608
Soul into the hands of almighty God our heavenly father and creator and Jesus Christ his only son our saviour and redeemer through whose death and passion I believe and trust assuredly to be saved
Burial: to the earth in the church or churchyard
To the poor and impotent of L: £10 to the churchwardens to furnish 16s p.a. to 16 of the poorest and most impotent, 1s to the churchwardens for their diligence, and 1s to the clerk for making the bond for performance
To his cousin, William Souter, of Kedleston: £8 now in the hands of W's father, Richard S
To the children (John, Alice, Jane) of Richard S: 16s owed by Richard S
To Isabel Skelson, widow of Charles S: 20s
To Dorothy Fowler, wife of John F: a round basin, 2 plates, a little fruit dish, all of pewter, which are in the hands of William Souter, and a tuft moccado cushion and little spit
To his niece, Catherine Sowter, wife of William S: 40s
To the children (George, Milicent) of William and Catherine Souter: 2 oxen in the hands of testator's brother, Ralph Chatborne, which William is to take for his use and to pay to Geo and Milicent £5 at age 21 or marriage
To his niece, Catherine S: all brass, pewter, iron implements (except a round pewter basin, 2 plates, a little fruit dish) and chest or coffer with linen and a mattress, now all in her hands
To the daus (Elizabeth, Mary) of his brother, Ralph Chatborne: £10 each, within two years of testator's death, 2 joined coffers in his chamber, all sheets, linens, napkins, napery ware in the lesser coffer (except his best shirt or wedding shirt), 2 feather beds, 2 tick bolsters, 2 fustian pillows, 2 blankets
To his nephew, Thomas Chatborne: a cupboard, table and frame, joined form, truss bedstead, mattress, all now in the hands of his cousin Sowter
To Robert Fritchley and John Yarrwood, son of Richard Y, both of Thorpe Acre: 40s each
To his godson, Richard Yarwood, son of John Y: 20s at age 21
To William Skelson, of L, shoemaker: £3, and to Wm's wife, Elizabeth, 40s, and to their son, James, testator's godson, 20s
To the same Elizabeth Skelsone: 2 sheets, mattress, best bed hilling, little boarded coffer in his chamber, brasen mortar and pestle, fire pan, tongs, bellow, writing desk
To the same Richard Skelsone: £5, and to Richard's mother 3s 4d
To Joan Keythley, widow: 3s 4d
To Clement Parsons, of L: trussed bedstead and best cloak
To Joan Barker, late his servant: £5
To his cousin [sic], Henry, son of his brother, Ralph: £10
To Joan Yarwood, wife of Henry Y: sheets
To Henry Peche, gent: best shirt, best hat, best pair of breeches, 'best nether scockes London russet', 10s, dry leather shoes, for his assistance to the execs
To Joyce Parsons: 20s from a debt owed by her son, Clement
To his kinsman, William Sowter: best jerkin and doublet, second breeches, second violet-coloured stockings
Residuary legatee and exec: Richard Skelson of Thorpe Acre
Witnesses: Henry Peche, James Slacke, Richard Skelson
[In many cases, the testator refers to his personal use of the items]

TNA PROB 11/130/761
Richard Hutchinson, of Loughborough, yeoman
Will dated 20 May 1617. Probate 24 July 1617
Soul into the hands of almighty God my maker and creator assuredly trusting by and through the merits of Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer to have perfect remission of all my sins
Burial: body to the earth whence it came, in Christian-like manner, at or in the parish church at discretion of execs
To his eldest son, Edmund, and his heirs/assigns: one and a half yardlands in L which testator bought from Nicholas Caldwell; £40 to be paid within 3 years of testator's death for investment
To his son, Richard, and his heirs/assigns: a freehold close in L, with barn, fold yard, and little closes which testator bought from Nicholas Woollandes; £60 within three years as above for investment
To his son, Robert, and his heirs/assigns: a freehold half-yardland in L which testator bought from John Tisley; £80 within three years as above for investment
To his dau, Anne H, and her heirs/assigns: 1.5a freehold meadow in Long Affardam which testator bought from John Tisley, with remainder to his son Robert and his heirs if Anne dies before marriage; £100 at age 14; a dozen silver spoons and a silver cup, all marked with the testator's name
To his wife, Joan, for her life as long as she remain a widow: the copyhold house in which they dwell, with remainder to his son, Edmund
To his dau, Elizabeth Muncke: £10
To his brother, John H: testator's mare and foal, and all t's apparel except one suit of the worst sort (see below)
To each of the children of his brother, John: 10s
To every godchild: 1s
To the poor of L: 40s
To his dau, Margery Petty: 20s
To his dau, Dorothy Muncke: 20s
To his servant, Brian Blount: one suit of apparel of the worst sort
To his man, Edward Francke: 10s
To his man, William Lowe: all the weights and balances in his shop and house
To Elizabeth Armston, 'my keeper': 2s
Residuary legatees and execs: wife Joan and brother John H
Overseers:his loving friends, Mr John Browne the younger (to whom a 20s piece of gold), Edmund Tisley, Christopher Alderman, and Leonard Reyner (an angel piece to each of these three)
Witnesses: Thomas Walker, William Webster, Robert Smythe, Clement Hopkyn

TNA PROB 11/137/329
Joan Hames, of Loughborough [widow?]
Will dated 11 Dec 1620. Probate 24 April 1621
Soul to almighty God my creator and to Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer
Burial: churchyard
To James Watson: 12d
To the six children of James Watson: £6
To Richard Coyson: 12d
To her dau, Beatrice Coyson: 40s @ 10s p.a. for four years; all her woollen clothes
To the four children (William, Richard, Francis, Clement) of Richard Coyson: £3 each
To her dau, Elizabeth Hames, who is appointed exec, £40, and more if necessary for her life by discretion of the overseers
Residuary legatees: the children of Richard Coyson
To Edward Poole: 12d
To Joan Meason: 12d
To the poor of L and for her burial: 20s
To her two overseers (un-named): 26s 8d
To each of her witnesses: 12d
A list as follows: Edward Hinckell, Francis Staples, Clement Hopkine, Witnesses, Nicholas Marshall, Henry Ison, Richard Coyson (sic)

TNA PROB 11/140/253
Anne Watson, of Loughborough, widow
Will dated 3 Aug 1622. Probate 19 Sept 1622
Soul to almighty God my creator, maker and redeemer
Burial: parish church or churchyard
To her eldest son, Thomas Dixsonne: £18 already in his hands
To her second son, John Dixsonne: £30 already in his hands
To her son, Richard Dixsonne: £10 already in his hands
To her grandchild, John Dixsonne, son of John D: £6
To [her grandchild] Henry Dixsonne, son of Richard D: £5
To Anne Brewin: £10
To the rest of her grandchildren: 20s each at age 21
Exec: her son, John Dixsonne
Overseers: Mr John Browne the younger, minister of L, and Mr Robert Woodmansey, schoolmaster - 1s each
To Thomas Jesuppe, her nephew in London: 20s
Witnesses: Robert Woodmansey, John Settle, John Wright

TNA PROB 11/141/331
John Browne, the elder, 'an unworthy servant of Christ Jesus & minister of his Word at Loughborowe'
Will dated 21 Feb 1622/3. Probate 30 Apr 1623
Soul into the hands of my Lord and saviour Christ Jesus who has redeemed me with his precious blood
Burial: body to the earth whence it came in such Christian sort as may testify the hope we have of resurrection of the just unto glory whereof I hope by God's mercy in Christ to be made partaker
To the poor of L: £5
His wife has received £200 at their marriage and he entered into a bond for her provision of another £100 within 3 months of his decease; she has received £60 of that amount already, but now he arranges for the full amount of £100; 2 gilt tankards, a gilt bowl which her son Christopher gave, the goods and plate which she brought to the marriage (but instead of the 2 beds which she brought, she shall have the 2 beds in the great chamber where they lay)
To his son, Joseph B: £50 within 2 years of testator's decease; best grogram gown, gilt sack bowl with cover, gilt salt with cover, half of the books not bequeathed below
To his niece, Mary B: £50 within 6 months of t's decease in trust in the hands of her father (t's brother) and her grandfather, Mr Richard Lee, of Warwick, until her marriage or age 21, but if she die before then, then to t's dau, Catherine B
To his sister, Mistress Alice Cole, of Bristol: 6 silver spoons 'of an old fashion'
To his sister, Elizabeth Justice: £5
To his sister, Mistress Joan Porter: his great gilded bible
To his son-in-law, Mr Abel Rowles: his sealing gold ring
To Mr Gabriel Rowles, brother of Abel: his cramp ring which was his mother's
To his wellbeloved cousin, Mr James Whitehall: £10
To his cousin, Mr Edmund Rudiard: 40s
To his trusty servants, John Wright, John Burrowes, Margery Wright, and his dau's maid, Alice Wonlie: a gold piece of 22s each
To Daniel Swifte, son of Cecily S: 20s p.a. for 4 years whilst a student at a university
To John Petty, Nicholas Brookes, Catherine Evington, dau of t's brother Evington: 20s each
To his kind friend, Mr Dr Robinson: the King's books in one volume
To his loving cousin, Mr John Porter, of Aston: Dr Willes on the Romans
To his dear friend, Nathaniel Wood: his second grogram gown
To Mr Orme: his best grogram cassock
Residuary legatee and exec: his son, John Browne
To his cousin, Ann Strange, wife of Edward S, of Bristol: £5
Overseers: Mr Robert Evington, of Normanton, (to whom Tolet on John), and his kind cousin, Mr James Whitehall (to whom Maldante on the Gospels)
Witnesses: Robert Edmunds, Robert Woodmansey

TNA PROB 11/144/74
Joan Hutchinsone, of Loughborough, widow
Will dated 31 Mar 1624. Probate 26 Aug 1624
Soul into hands of almighty God my maker and creator assuredly trusting by and through the merits of Christ Jesus my alone saviour to have perfect remission of all my sins
Burial: church or churchyard
To her two daus, Dorothy Munke and Anne H: all her linen except 2 pair of flax sheets
To her brother, John Tisley, and George Browne, son of John B: a cow each
To Joan Petty, dau of John P: a cow and a brass pot
To her son-in-law, John Petty: remission of the £20 which he owes her on 2 bonds
To her dau, Dorothy Munke: a little silver bowl
To her dau, Anne H: best bed covering
Tuition of her son, Robert, to her son-in-law, John Browne
Leonard Rayner is requested to advise her son, Edmund
Residuary legatee and exec: her son, Edmund
Overseers: Leonard Reyner and her son-in-law, John Browne - 3s 4d each
To her son, Richard: a cow
To her son, Robert: a heifer
To her sister, Joyce Stanley: 6s 8d
To her sister-in-law, Margaret Tisley: best hat and silk apron
Her apparel to be divided between her daus, Margery, Elizabeth and Dorothy
Witnesses: Leonard Reyner, John Browne

TNA PROB 11/162/530
Anne Shelton, of Loughborough, widow
Will dated 20 Sep 1632. Probate 1 Nov 1632
Soul into the hands of almighty God my maker
Burial: body to the grave to be buried in decent manner hoping that one day it shall be raised again and reunited to my soul and so through the only merits of Christ Jesus my saviour both shall reign together in everlasting glory
To her eldest son, Edward: £15 within a week of her decease
To her other 3 sons (Henry, Thomas, William): £60 each at age 21
To her dau, Anne: £80 at her marriage or age 18
To her sister, Helen Roadlye, 20s, and to the 4 children of Helen, 10s each, within 3 months of her decease
To her brother-in-law, John Shelton, 5s, and his children 1s each, within 3 months of her decease
To her brother-in-law, Philip Shelton, 5s, and to his child, 1s, within 3 months of her decease
To her sister-in-law, Widow Tailes, and her 2 children, 2s each, within 3 months of her decease
To the poor of L: 20s within 3 months of her decease at the discretion of the minister and overseers
Exec: her brother-in-law, John Roadlye
Overseers: her neighbours, John Allyn and Thomas Church - 5s each
Witnesses: John Howe, Thomas Henworth, Elizabeth Shilrocke

TNA PROB 11/169/431
John Dixon, of Loughborough, baker
Will dated 24 Sep 1635. Probate 10 Dec 1635
Soul to almighty God my creator and redeemer
Burial: body to the earth out of which it was created, in the church or churchyard
To his eldest son, Samuel: the house where testator dwells and half an acre arable shooting down to the Three Willows, on condition to pay younger brother, Thomas, an annuity of £2 10s at two terms (Whistun and Michaelmas), and t's widow, Gertrude, to have them for her life, and if Samuel dies before inheritance, then remainder to the other son, Thomas, and then to t's dau, Abigail [Fowler]; £40 at age 24; malt mill appurtenant to the house
To his youngest son, Thomas: £60 at age 24
To his grandchild, John Fowler: £5 at age 21; if John dies before age 21, then to his mother, Abigail, t's dau
To his dau, Sarah [wife of Henry Browne]: 'both the scills' after decease of t's wife, Gertrude
To the poor of L: 20s
Residuary legatees and execs: his eldest son, Samuel, his youngest son, Thomas, and his wife, Gertrude
Overseers: his duly reverend pastor and truly beloved friend, Mr John Browne, Mr John Holt, Nathaniel Williams - 2s each
If his wife marries and changes her surname, she must return half her goods to the four children
Witnesses: William Fowles, Jonathan Gawtherne

TNA PROB 11/180/474
William Noble, of Loughborough, gent [attorney]
Will dated 27 Oct 1638. Probate 12 June 1639
Soul into hands of God my maker hoping assuredly through the only merits of Jesus Christ my saviour to be made partaker of life everlasting in his heavenly kingdom
Burial: body to the earth where it was made
To the poor of L: £10
To Philippa and Mary Allen, daus of John A, of L, mercer: £5 each to buy a piece of plate at their marriage
To the 2 sons of Mr William Clay, of Nottingham: £5 each
To his loving friend, Mr John Greene, of Market Overton: a 20s piece of gold to buy a ring
To Mistress Browne, wife of Mr John B, parson of L, and to Thomas Whittoffe, of L: 20s each
To Elizabeth Sterrupp, dau of Mistress Potter: £5
To Mr William Prescott, of Rearsby: his birding piece
To Mr Edward Farnham, of Quorndon: a stone bow
To Mr John Browne: Speed's Chronicle with the book of maps
To Mr Clay: his law books
To Mr William Gregory, of Asfordby, his 'brother' attorney: all his books and manuscript records out of the Tower and elsewhere
To James Slacke, of Melton: a coat lined with plush
To Mr Raphael Welles, of Melton: cloth suit and cloak and black tawney suit
To Mr Nathaniel Potter, of L: cloak lined with taffita
To Charles, son of Isaac Winfeilde, of L: silver tankard on condition that his father acquit all his debts owed to the t
To Elizas Smith, of Swithland: black mare
40s for a sermon at his funeral, by Mr Berridge or Mr Cleveland, preferably on the Gospel of St Peter, 2.3.13
Explanation of omission of his kindred: since his father left him nothing and his kindred ignored him in his time of need
Residuary legatees and execs: Nathaniel Potter and James Slacke
Overseers: Mr Clay and Mr Gregory
Witnesses: Leonard Reyner, William Winterscale, Nicholas Hanshaw