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marriage v markęs my wife my full & holl executrix 25 Nov. 1565.

INVENTORY 12 Jan. 1566. Inter alia, A rap' & ij swords xs. Three bowes & a quive of arrowes x'. In silver and gold iij'. xiij. inja. A signet of gold wth the seale of his armes is. A gold

ringe wth a turkes xls DEBTS OWEN BY THE TESTATOR, inter alia, To Xp'ofer Atthye as appeare by an obligation lxvj'

. xiij'. inja Item he did borrow of the sayd Xp'ofer att Yorke xl. To his v daughters, by y® gift of ther Vncle Rob’te Dalton ye younger as appeareth by his will; lxvj!. xiij'. To Marye Biggins his Vncle Raufe Hooton's doughter that he received of her porc'on xlvj'. xiij*. iiijd. To Robert Hooton his brother xx'. To Custance Hooton his daughter that was bequithed vnto hir by hir uncle Henry Hooton vl. To a m'chaunt of London for xv yerds of silke grograyme iij'. To Nicolas Turpin for wine viij®. vja. Funeral expences vjl. xiij*. ižja. Sum of debts cclxxxiiij'. ij$. ja.

CLXXXVII. JOHN SELBYE, GENTYLMAN PORTER OF

BARWYCKE.

In the name of god Amen. the xxvijth of ffebruari a'o D'ni in 1565 in the vijth yeare of the Reigne of of sou’aine Ladye Quene Elizabethe by the grace of god quene of England ffrance and Ireland etcc | John Selbye gentylman Porter of Barwycke seycke of bodye and hoille of mynde and memorie doethe mak this my last Will testment. ffyrst I bequyethe my soule to Almygtye God and my body to be buryed in the churche of Barwyck I do make my wyf Elizabethe my full executrix & mynyster of all my goods mawable and vnmeweable to vse it at hir dyscreson Also I bequyethe vnto my said Wyfe during hir Lyfe naturall my toure in Brankston wt the two plewegait of Land And all other comoditts theirto belongyng nowe beyng in the occupying of my son John Selbe. Also i bequyethe vnto my sayd wyf half the cotlands & cottags belongyng to me in the said towne durryng hir Lyf Also I beuyethe unto my Wyfe mylne of Twessell wt the Mylne house and garthe thervnto belongyng durayng her Lyfe I do make my son John Selbye my right heyre and bequythe to hyme and is heyres male after the dethe of hys mother the toure of Brankstone wt all Lands & and (blank) of myne in the sayine towne. Also I bequythe to mye said sone John my Lease of Twessell excepting the mylne mylnehouse & garthe as is afoirsaid. Also I bequyethe vnto my said son John the Wovsom of the p’sonage of Braukston when yt shall faul exceptyng all suche teithees as shalbe duw for my wyf to pay the which I will she shall have durryng hir life. Also I bequyethe vnto my said sone John all my ryght entrese and tytle of oblygasyon of the p'cell of a fyshynge place in the water of Twede called braid. Also I bequyethe vnto my wyf my ryght of Shotton durryng hyr lyffe and after to my sone John Selbe and to his heyrs male. Also I bequyet vnto my sonne Rawffe Selbe the teithe corn of the towne of Folburye. Also I bequyethe unto my s’unt Win Parret my graye horse. Also I bequyethe to be gyuen to be distrybutted to the poure pepele in this towne to xxs

1 Of the family of Selby, of Twizell, in Norhanishire.

Also I orden and make p'uysers of this my wyll my wellbeloved sune in lawe Will’m Stroder of Newton And my Ryght Worshipfull brother in law Thomas Bradforthe Marr of Barwycke and my trustye brother in lawe Thomas Morton Witnes herof I have set hervnto my name wt my owne hand

AN INVYETORY of the goods of Mr. Porter John Selbye It’m vj fether beds forneshed at inil a bed. vj mattresses forneshed at ij' a bed. xij bord clothes iiij'. xxiiij napkons xxx vj towels xvj”. Half a garneshe of vessell xxx. xij pewder plats. x. j basseng & an ewer vijo. iij table carpets xxs. iij caldereins iiij'. iij pots xxx. iij pans xx”. iij spets xiij®. inija . iij payer of rakes xvj". ij Dropen panes iiij. ther crowkes xxs. ij payer of tonges vjø. viija ij pores ij® on beg cobbart ijt: ij Lytell cobborde j!. vjø. 81. ij tabbles xx*. ij chyeres x®. iiij chestis xxx®. xxvj$xx of yowes at iiij' a pece Of owld shepe ixxx at ij' a pece-A gellding v',-ij nages iiij'.-j Dossen silver spones iiij

' In mony iiij"—ij yerne chemlis xx.xvj oxen xxiiij—x kye xij'.-iiij stotes xxxs.

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In the name of God Amen. The seventhe daye of Aprill in the

yere of our Lord God a thowsand fyve hundrethe thre score and fyve. I Thomas Swynburne hole of bodye and perfytt in remembraunce make

my

last will or Testament in maner and

1 Some of the prices in this Inventory are most extravagantly high for the period. A purpose was doubtless to be served.

2 The Impropriation.

3 Thomas Swinburne, of Haughton, in Northumberland, fourth son of George Swinburne, of Edlingham Castle, Esqr.--V. SURTEES, II., 278, for his pedi

gree, &c.

forme as hereafter followethe. First I bequethe my sowll to God and my bodye to be buried wher it shall please God to visyte me with my mortuaryes due. Also executors of my will I doo make my brother Gawyne Swinburne Gilbert Swinburne to have and receyve all my gooddes my debttes and bequests beinge payd. First I bequethe to my brother Gawyne Swinburne my farmehold of the Stellinge, and to my cosyn St Olyver Selbye my best horse, to John Billingham my neces sonne foure kye and foure yownger nowlt. And to Robert Thirlewaye my neces sonne foure kye and foure younger nowlt, and to Isabell Lysle my nece foure kye and foure yownge nowlt; and to Annes Heron my nece foure kye and foure yownge nowlt. And also the foure named, John Billingham, and Robert Thirlewaye and Isabell Lysle and Annes Heron, to everye of them tenne yewes and tenne yeld shepe. Witnesses herof Olyver Selbye, Michaell Hebburne, Matthew Graye.

Inventory 16 May 1566. xx oxen xiij'. vjø. viija. xxiij kye xiij'. vjo. viij. iij younge nowlt xx®. viij swyne xvjø. yewes iiij*xxiiij wth ther lambes xxviij'. xvj'. xij yewes without lambes xxxij. vj geld yewes xxjø. Wethers & one dy'm'nt tuppe x®. One graye nagge xiij®. iija. One mare xiij®. irija. One graye mare xxvjø. viija. One stacke of wheate in the stacke yarde iij! vjø. viij®. Wheat & rye growinge upon the ground ix'. Bigge xvij bowlls vl. vj bowlls of evill bigge vjø. iij bowlls of higge malte vjø. Item ij doubletts of taffata one spanishe Jerken, one blacke cote, one paire of blacke hose lyned wth sarcenett, one blacke cappe, one blacke gowne faced with couye at iij' vjø. viija Item ij swordes, one stele cappe x'. ij fetherbeddes in the vtter chambre withe ij bolsters ij coverletts one oversea cov'inge xijo. Item ij fetherbeddes in the ynner chambre withe ther furniture, item, more ij bolsters ij pillowes xls. one Tester with iiij hangars x'. xj cowshins iij. iij chestes & one cupborde xx® ij payre of lynnen shetes iij pillowbers six table napkins one bord clothe ij cowrse towells viij . vj pottes & possnetts xl'. One cawldron one ketell ij pa'nes xiij. iiija. Four silver spones xijo. Cattle at the StellingE, &c. DEBTTES wch the said Testator dothe owe. To my brother Gawyne when he rode to Lo"do' in lent monye xx. In lent monye of my brother Gawyne Swinburne when he payed his rannsom vj!. vjø. viija. To my sayd brother in lent monye in Newcastell vjø. viija. To my sayd brother in lent monye to paye for an horse to M' Brend in Yorkeshire iij' xij. Borrowed of my brother Gawyn when I payed my rent of Hawghton iij'. vjø. viija. Borrowed of my said brother Gawyne when the Goodman of Chopwell rode to London ix'. I am indebtted to my brother Gawyne wch he payed to my awnt Rames of Newcastell for the half of John Swinburnes borde vije. I owe my sayd brother weh he payed to David Wilkinson of London xxs. Owynye to Richard Conyers of Durham for certen clothe xxxviij. - To Mallie Swinburne for her wages vj? To Me John Heron of Hawghton for ix boulls of bere ls. — To James Browne for xiij boulls of Rye lije. To John Billingh'm for a horse xxiij. iij. &c.

CLXXXIX. THE WYL AND LAST TESTAME'T OF ROB’T MELET

ESQUIER BEING AT MALAND.'

In the name of God amen. the xviij day of June in the

yere of our Lord a thousand fyve hundreth thri skore and fyve I Rob't Melet Esquyre hole of mynd and memory doth mak thys my last wyll and testament in man' folowing. Fyrst I bequeath my sowlle onto Almyghtty God in trenitie and my body to be buryed in my p'ich churche of Hamsterley wt dew oblaccions according vn to the lawys of thys realme.

IN LECACES.

I bequeath yn to my sonne Thom's Melet my sygnet. It' I bequeath vn to my servand Chrystofer Brygnell for h' serves done xx* yerly during hys natural lyfe and to be payd of the lands of Rudworth. It i bequeath vn to my wyff my lands at Ferie of the Hyll and Satley and for to pay my detts and p’formans of my wyl. The resydew of all my goods - 1 gyff to my wyffRecords here off this my last wyll and testament John Greveson clerk, Henry Folonsbie, Rob’t Rakwod, Rauf Hogeson. Also I mak sup'visors —---- my cosyng Francis Wyclyft and my sonne Thomas Melet Also my sonne in law Henry Wyclyff and doth bequeath to ev'ry of them a ryall to see my wyll be p’formyd.

(Ob. 25 Dec. 1572.) His reparell xivjo. viija. Howsold stoffe xvj'.

CXC. MARGARET BURDON, OF ELTON, WEDOW.

2 In the name of god amen the x day of Jenuary in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundreth sexte and v I Margeret burdon of elkton wthin the county of du’ha' wedow good and hole of memory makes my last will and testiment in maner and forme folowing first and principally I geue my soule vnto

1 Of Whithill, in the parish of Chester-le-Street.-V. SURTEES, II., p. 153.

2 The widow apparently of a wealthy farmer.

Item I geue

almighti god my maker and redemer of the world and my bodye to be buried in the parrishin of elton besyde ellexander robinson my husband Item I geue to robert robinson

my

soune a browne oxe and halfe a oxe gand of hard wayre corine growing nowe of the ground winter and ware corne Item I geue to thomas tollor one oxe and halfe a oxe gand of hard corne and of wayre corne now of the ground Item I geiue to elle robbinson elliner robbinson and annes robbynson my iij dowghters the hard corne and the wayre corne of one oxgand of land Item I

geue

to ell elliner and annes my inj dowghters all my houshold wthin my house and chambre to else ellinor and annes robinson my jij dowghters Item I geue vnto robart robinson my sone one oxgand of land during the yeares of my les. Item I geue to thomas toler one oxgand of land duringe my lese Item I to raweff borne one bellid stote & vijs ijd wch John borne oweth vnto me Item I geue to robert robinson my sonne one brase called blythe Item I geue to thomas tolery a brase potte nexte the best but ij Item 1 geue to robert robinson my sonne one yallo cou’rlet Item I geue to thomas toler one yallo covarlet Îtem I geue to agnes robinson my dowghter one oxe Item I geue vnto else robbinson my dowghter iij' vjø viija Item I

geue to hew culley a yowe and a lame Item 1 geue to Jayne hakworth a yowe and a lame and xiiją ijd Item 1 geue to elliner robinson my dowghter a new coverlat Item I geue to elliners husband iij

' vjø vija and robert robynson my sonne and thomas tollarye tó kepe the said elliners husband during his naturall lyfe wth met dryng and clothe honestly as he ought to be Item gyue to elliners housband the best galdren wher the sayd robert robynson and thomas toler do kepe the same elliners husband during his naturall lyfe honesly shall haue the foresayd soume iij' vje viijd and the gret caldren to his selfe declaryne & I put my cosin Rychart mury in full trust to sey the sayme ellinere husbaynd be honestly keped acordin to this my last will and testiment Item I geue to sir John sayre parson of elton iij" iiija. Item I geue to roger my sarvaynt a gemer lame Item I geue to rycherd alton of ellton halfe a busshell of whet the residew of my dets payd I geue all hole and frely to robert robynson my sonne katryn robinson ellner robinson els robynson and agnes robynson my children whome I make

my

julle executor all iontly to gether of this my last will and testiment and make my cosin rychard moure of eltton the supervisor of this my last will and testiment whome I put my fulltrust vnto And for his paynes takyne I geue to him a gret counter or els a arke whether he will take the daye and the yeare a boue written thes ar the records of this will sir John seure p’son of eltone

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