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primis to Agnes stevenson vijo--to hir my wyffes best read Kirtle mij-I gyve unto Edward Stevnson my father in law my best hoise, a whit russett cote, a read russett cloke, a white leyr dublett my best shert vjø gd_-I gyve unto my moy' my wyffe froke a read peticote, a smoke v-I gyve unto edward archbald 68 84—1 gyve vnto Ric' Archbald a cote of plaite, a steale cap wth a covering and a sword vjø. viij—1 gyve vnto John stevnson v m’ks and all my quarrell gear a blake skyn, ij dosen knyffe stones & iijor dosen Robestones xviijs ijd—to edward archbald iij roo skins ijs _I gyve more to ye said John stevens a tawnye Jackett a blake fushen dublett ijs — gyve vnto Agnes stevnson my wyffes sist' a peticot small whit iiij viij.— I gyve vnto Elizabethe Taylor a worsett Kirtle & Kircheve, a rayle vs-I gyve to peter lightons wyff a russett peticote-to Isabell bell a blake Kirtle ij viija_-to Symond Clerks wyff a Kircheve and a raile ijs vjų—to Edward Johnsons sone a russett cote & a harden shert vjdJerrie watsons wiff a peticote of whyte russett - I gyve to Isabell bell iij yeards & a half white russett, and all ye rest of the white russett to ye poore wedoes so farr as ytt
I gyve vnto Ric' Archbald x more I gyve vnto him my purse dagger & belt 164 - more vnto Agnes stevenson a creusado vjø inja—to Isabell bell a pistolate 5% iüjd_to Ric Rand a frenche crowne—to Edwarde heworthe xx-to wim browell x-to nich' heworthe x-umfrey heworthe x® S’m of his legaces xj vjs vja. His DEBTS. In p’mis for workeat ye quarrell vs– to Rob’rt shep’son of wermothe ijs So his debts ix-Expencs maid by James Cole. In p’mis to the potticarie for triacle and certen other things iij' x^_for Draff to ye swyne xiija—for strawe & candles inja_for sope and coles xvj¢-paid to peter lighton & John Browne for dressing ye quarrell ijs—paid to ye hird for going to myddleton in Northumberland viija_paid for the bering of John & his wyffe for the Churche and for making ther grave vs. inja_to the p’ste & the clerke for the buriall knoling & rynging ye bells iij for frankincense Jeunp" & brom for smokin the howse xija --for clensing the howse & for meat & drinke to hym & hir in the tyme of seiknes & to two sr’unts a child & ij dressers of ye howse xljø ja whereof ye dresser & clensers had. Item delt to ye poore at ye first tyme 88 84. At another tyme delt to the poore in bread & money xiij iiija. Paid to Ralf henrie & Jenett myddleton for keping hym in his raige of sicknesse iiij* ija. Paid to the p’son making the will & writing it ou’ thrise vjo viijd: For hird hyer & Clerke hier viija—for workin of iiij peic of wollen clothe vjø—to wlm mylnes for fetching John heworthe frends x_to Edward stobbs for worke xiija-paid to
george m’tyne iij —puid for the grasse of two kye inje-paid to John sleighe for howse rent xxxiijs 4d—paid for quarrell rent v-paid for a p'ir of shoes xija—paid to wlm brewell for bord waigs for Jenet heworthe for xviij weaks xx—for makin the inventarie ... - Ramat' vet Ixiijl rova. Some paid & laid furth by James Cole... Other chairgs to be deducted. ffor probac'on of the will—for ingrossing it in p'chement-for the mortuarie x-for the obligac'ons-to yo somonder fees—for ye chairgs of ye witness' of ye will and sureties... So remaynethe to Jenett heworth ye doughter of John heworthe
CCLXXII. WILLIAM CROOKE.
In the name of god Amen This 18th of Julye anno 1571 I Will’m Crwke seke of bodye but in p'ffect mynde & memorye dothe mayke this my laste Will and Testament in maner and forme folowing That is to saye I ffyrst bequieth my soull to almyghtye god and my bodye to be buryed in the churche yarde of Wolsingham secondarely
' 1 gyue & betake to the poore folke at this tyme xx® and other xxs to be dystributyd lykewyse to the pore people this tyme twolmvnthe by my executors as god shall send my debts to be payd to there hands. It'm I geue To fowertene of my systers cheldren everye one of them a pease vjø viijd It’m I geue & betake to other iiijor of will’m grenwell cheldren amongst them xls. It’m I gyue to margaret kyrklaye one yowe and a lame. It'm I gyue to John crukes cheldren thelder vj youes & ther lames being in will’m tomsons kepeng. It'm I gyue to thomas croukes chyld a youe & a lame It'm I gyue to Robert tomson one yowe & a lame being of these that is in his fathers hand. Itm I gyue and bequieth to John grenwell one angell of gold. It’m I gyue to John cruke two yowes & ij lambes. It'm I gyue & betaike to every chyld that I helpte to geue Chrystendome a peace vj“It'm I geue to george wheatlayes wyffe vjø viija It'm I to the reste of will’m kyrklayes children vjø vinja. It'm I gyue to Robert brom'll of wynstone vjø viija It’m 1 gyue for a remembranc to ther dowghters of Rowlland brom’ell being wth his last wyffe a peace iije ind It'm I gyue to my s’uant nell mvrton one gymer hogg shepe. It'm I gyue to will’m wheatley one gymer hogge shepe. It'm I gyue to ye mendyng of ye stepill of wolsingham church injo inja It’m I gyue to the mendyng of the walke myll bryges xxd. It'm I geue to will’m grynwell one sygnet of syluer. It'm I gyue to my brother John cruke one ryng of syluer. It’m I gyue to my wyffe one ryng of sylver. It'ın I gyue to my brothers wyffe
one rynge of syluer. It’m I gyve to my curett syJames manerd iije injaIt'm a remembranc y? I haue tayken of Rowland garstell of branspeth two kye gattes in ye armet fylde for v yeres begyneng at michelmes next coming It'm morover I gyue & bequieth to Janet Cruke my wyffe ye one halffe of all my goods clere moveable & vnmoveable the other halffe of all my goods moveable and vnmoveable I gyue & bequieth to my brother John cruke and to Will’m grynwell of newcastell my debts & funerall expenss deduct & discharged maken them two Jointley & ffully executors of this my last will & testament last of all I make John hwcheson & chrystofor whitfeld sup’visors of this my will & testament trusting that they will see it fullylled accordinglye & I gyue to eyther of them for ther paynes a pes xs thes being witness John grayng lanclott harryson John cruke thelder & thomas cruke.
CCLXXIII. GEORGE BLAIXTON, OF FAERNTON HALL.' In the Name of God Amen. The xiij Daye of December Ano D’ui 1571 I George Blaixston of ffaernton haull wthin The Counttye of Durisme waike in bodye and yett wholl in mynde thankes be gyven to God, do willinglye and wth a ffree hartt rendar and gyve againe into the hands of God my spirite and Sow]l wch he of his goodness hadd gyven vnto me trusting to be savyd by yo p’cious bloude sheaddinge onlye of his dearelye belouyed Sonne Christ Jesu or onlye Saviour And to be resaved into his glorye wi Angells and blessed saintts my bodye I gyve vnto the Earthe wherof yt caime nothinge dowtinge but accordding to our faithe at the generall resurrection I shall receyve it againe an Incorruptible bodye stronghe and p’fectt in all things for the comfourthe of my soull and tyll that daye my bodye to be buryed in the earthe wher it shall pleasse my ffrynds. ffirst I gyve and bequest to John Blaixston my youngest brother to be taiken fourthe of ffaer'ton haull and Silksworthe Sex pounds thirtein shillings fower pence Item I
Item I gyve and bequeath to my Brother Raulff Blaixston his heares and assignes for Ever after the death of my mouther the full two partts of all my landes in Stobbeleay-Item I gyve and bequest to my brother Raulffe Blaixston his heares and assignes one Leasse of the third partt of my Lands in Stobbeleay aforesaide for the terme of
I See his Pedigree, SURTEES, I., 246. He was buried at Bishopwearmouth three days after the date of liis will. At this period the bodies of people, even of consequence, were seldom suffered to remain uninterred more than a day or two.
fower skoore and xix yeares to begin Inmedyatlye after the death of
my mouther yealdinge and painge therfore yearlye vnto my brother Robartt Blaixston or his assignes fower marks by yeare duringe that tearme Item I gyve and bequest to John Blaixston my brother and ales Blaixston my sister my full childes portion of all y goodes That shall fall to me after by Executurshipe from my father or any other wayes in portion of my fathers goodes vpon the devision therof. Item I gyve and bequest to the maides of Skutterskelfe for their paines taken wth me everye one a shillinge. And to elsabethe Hutchinson for keaping of me xija. Item I gyve and bequest to my loving brother in law Symound Fulthropp certain monye that he dothe owe me as dothe apeare by a byll maide betwixt him and me remaining in my brother Raulff hands so that he descharge me of one Dublett wch he boughtt me. Item I Gyve and bequest to my syster Joan his wyffe one yonge whye. Item I gyve and bequest unto Aunt in Roungton one kow Also I gyv to my nurss at Hutton Rudbye two shillings in monye. Also I gyve & bequest vnto Ales Shipperdson all such thinges as at anye tyme she haith reeayvyd of me besytching God to send his good fortune Item I gyve and bequest unto my loving vnkill Raulfe Blaixston wyf of Sylksworthe two weather hoggs wch I should have hadd inconsyderation of one litle closs at the bacsyde of his howss their. Item I gyve and bequest to my Brother Raulff Blaixton all my rightt entrish title and term of yeares wch I have by my fathers graunt in ffaernton haull & Sylkswoorthe accordynge to my fathers grauntt to me And that is to pay fourth of the same to the reest of the childring for the Amendementt of their portions fower scoore pounds wth lyke claim as my father gave ynto me that is that this be done according to the true meaning bothe of my fathers will and myne at the seightt of these who shalbe sup'visours of bothe ou, willes as they will answear before God to the contrayre of the meaninge therof The reest of all my goods not bequested my Debtts Legasyes and funerall exspences dyscharged I gyve and bequest To my Brother Rauff Blaixston whom I make my full executor of this my last will and Testament and for the more sewertye in the p'fourmance hearof I shall desyer most hartelye M' George Lawson Mr Thomas Whyetheade M Robartt Lyslaye my Vnkill Raulfe Blaixston and my Vnkill Thomas Sorthwaitts to be sup'visours of this my Last Will and testament besytching them for the love of God to see yt trulye p'fourmed accordynge to the true meaning hereof These being Wytnesses Thomas Sympson Rvchard Faerwether Willm Wrightt Thomas Sortwhaiti wth other as Raff Blaxton
AN INVITORIE of all ye goods & cattles of George Blaixston of ffaertoon haull laite deceasyed praisyd by thre honest men Adam Blaxston Robartı Ayre and Robart Wilson maide the xv daye of Marche Anno D'ni 1571
Imp’mis fower oxen pryce vl xiij inje. One Mayer xxvj. viij". xxvj sawing bourdes xx. The said George childs portion of his fathers goods x'. Summa tota xviij'. DEBTTS wch he owyth Imp’imis to Henrye Doufolde x'. To M'gerye blaixston Wido xxs. To Thomas Gibson xjø To Amr Blaixston vijs. To Will'm Davey ij*. vj". To Raulfe Nicholson iijo. xja. Po Raulf Blaixston xs. To John Wilyamson vjų. Summa tota iij' iiij®. xj". Rayffe Blaxton.
CCLXXIV. MR. JOHN WILKENSON, [OF NEWCASTLE,
MERCHANT.]' The Inventorve of all Mr John Wilkensones goodes at the howre off his deathe and praysed by inj? honest men John hudson M'chaunt John gybson Alexander lawson M'chaunts and antonye Sympson gowldsmythe the 4 of Maij A° 1571.
Imprimis— IN THE HALLE-on yron chymney wth ye furnytor xx—on almerye at xx°-on Table of waynskott xviije-on cownter at xiajø inj"—on lytle cownter at vs—ij Jackes iij sallettes of yron xiijs iiijd-on dresser of waynskott ijs —one pulk iljø ilija_iij chayres iij® — ij fformes iiijs_iij boffett stoles iiijs vj quyshins of tapstrye xxv'—vj old quyshins of tapstry vjs-vj greane quyshins iiijs —-ij Long carpett clothes inje- ij short carpett clothes já inja-j saye carpeit clothe vjø viija—the hyngars in ye hall xs-on the almerye head j basing & ever ijs vja_on great charger ijs vjd iij new doblers iijs iiija---j litle chyst for suger ja—j payre of waynskott tables jo iij"—j bowe & ij sheff of arrowes iijiiija - jij billes & ij halbertes iijiiij". Som’a is ix' ijd. In y® BOTTRYE, x latting basins xxiiij candelsticks xiiijs—j laten chawffyndyshe je iiijd—j morter & on pestellijs viija— vj latting Laverres iij® —j pottell pott, j quart & į pynt pott ijs injd—j tynn laver vją—ij pottell potts ij quart pottes ij.pynte potts & gyle pott vjo viij"--on candle chyst ja ija-ij mogges inja-ij crwses & j tynn salt je inija_ij lyn bord clothes iiija -j pressent napkyn of lynn viiji-iij harden hand towelles & iij lyn hand towelles js viija---j long lyn towell ij—; bord clothe & on dossen napkins ijs inija. Som’a is ij' xix* ija.
| Another opulent Newcastle Merchant, whose stock in trade is detailed with great minuteness. The deceased was Sheriff of Newcastle in 1555—and Mayor in 1561.