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frankland in parte pamet for a horse behind vj$—my ladye Bulmer vjø ja — Thomas Lambert xxxiij' mja_George yonger xls — Thomas lambers lenting fyne iij. John hormsed vije

—John Buddels vjø —-Richerd hall for halfe a kowe iiijs —Christopher emson xvjø- Robert emsom xChutbert marting for a kowe xxiij". iiija. for a boule of malt x$ John layton ixs viijd—smithe of windgayt a pecck of malt vaja —for hempe and lint of the tythe xs-Symon hubbuck for injib of wolle. S'm totalis xix' xiijsviija. It'm mr Robert Tem pest of howmsye esquyer for certeyin tyth woll and lambe Doithe - Veber that the sayd sir John Doithe owe To John harte xxiijs—to John walston xiijs iiijd_to Thomas smithe vje—to Thomas lister vja—ffewler xija—to st Thomas Dawson XX—S'm iij' iij inja. It'm funerall expencs xl-legacesse xxiji vjø viija. S’m totalis xxvij' xs. The Inventary xxxvjl x® vijd. ob. The debets xix!. xiij®

. viija_lvj' iiij®. iija. ob So clere xxviij' xiiije. iijd ob.

THE INVENTARYE of all goods and cattell Belonging to sr John Emson Preast and vicar of greth’m at the Daye of his Deathe praysed by John harte Roger parker Thomas lambert and Raffe stocdell.

Two olde angells & a Krowne xxvj$—in monye x'. vijd. ob. a ffederbed a bowster a payre of olde blanketts & olde cou'lett a payre of lin sheits & a olde cou’inge, xx®,-a litle federbed, a bolster, a cou'let, an olde cou'inge & a payre of lin sheits xs --two pillobers and ij olde towels ijo inja-a carpet cloithe ilijs -two federpoks two payre of harne sheits two cou'letts & a white happing xs_iiij quissions xijd—one puder plat v dishes & one salser iij –iij litill potts of Brass vs_iij litill olde pans iiijs --2 olde candillstiks xxd_ iiij chysts and a trusse bed vijs vjd. a Kirne, vj milk bowls, two skels, two Kitts & two shelues vs —a frien panne viija—a litill spit, and two cobyerns xxd_a little yerne chimneye a rakkin crouke and a payre of tongs iiij® iiija -a cownter, a litill bord & 3 forms vs—two olde chars vjd -old angins in the hawlle xija- in the bakhowse a cawele ij olde barrells and thre olde toobs iij. inje_xxxix flecs of wolle x®--in the lofte above the bachowse 26 fir spars & two bed stocks vs—a spinning whele viijaa syde gown of Bbrode cloithe, two of freas, a shorte gowne, two sleueles Jacketts of worsted, a dublett, and a payre of hose xlo_fower els of worsett xxx--in wheat bz iiij, vs_in malte a chad', xl-in pease a chader xxvjø vijd-in otts bz iiij, iji-two gads of yerne viij – two lang wayne blayds, a howpe, a payre of olde whells, thre temes, a skelkil, a kowter, a soke, a muk fowe, a graype, 2 yerne forks, 9 ashilltresse and a plowe xxvs-a stak of haye

XX--Xv bee hyues xxx—at tunstall a yowe xxjø lams xiiijsat greth’m 18 olde sheape xl-.iij kye iij'. vjø. viija-ij oxen iij! vjø viij.-ij hogs & a pigg xe—ij Chaď' of cols x5 Corne in the felld xv duble acres at xvs a duble acre viij'. vs. S'm totalis xxxvj!. x'. vij. ob. [Pd. 1559.]

CXXVI. WILLIAM BELL, PREST.' In the nayme of god Amen

of Lord god 1558 I willm Bell prest and p’son of middleton in tesdaill in the cowntie of duresme holl of mynde and p'fite of remembraunce most humble thankes therfor be vnto almightie god howbeit seke in bodye do make my testamente and last will in man'r and ffo'me folowinge ffirst i bequithe my soull vnto the blessed trinite being thre p’sons and one verey god and to or Ladye saynt marye the virgyn and to tholl companye of heuon and my bodye to be buryed win the quere of the said middleton. Item I geue and bequithe vnto Middleton churche thre bells of an hundrethe weght which I desyere my lord of Lyncoln,2 and doctor Watson of the colledge of duresme at my costs and charges to hange in fframe the said bells at the churche and for the hanginge of the said belles and for the said fframe · I have prepared xx tres there and all the tymber that remanithe ouer and besides the makynge of the said fframe I bequithe to the said p'ishe churche to builde in the said churche one Ile and to make stalles in the said churche of the cost and charges of the said p’ishe Item I yeue and bequithe to the said churche of Middleton one Cope a vestment and a deacon all of one sute of rede silk tynselde withe borders of Images of soundrye saynts Item I yelle and bequithe vnto my brother Roberte beil citezen and cowp' of London v' [legacies to Henry, Alice & Agnes bell Roberts children]-I yeue and bequithe vnto John Watson hall garthe in duresme yoman brother to doctor Watson

the gowne whiche Cockey gaue me and also my cote of blacke branchid damaske

come to lawfull age then I will that my said catells plaite of silvere gold and silver and other moneie of myne wch shuld have app'

1 Rector of Middleton in Teesdale from 1549, and of Gateshead from 1557.

2 Thomas Watson was made Bishop of Lincoln in 1557, by Queen Mary, and was deprived by Elizabeth in 1559.' He was, perhaps, brother of the Doctor Watson mentioned in connection with him, the first Prebendary in the second stall of Durham Cathedral and Rector of Rothbury, having been originally a monk of Durham.

tened to the said will'm bell if he hadde lyved shalbe bestowed vpone poore scolle's in Barwicke and norh’m and mediltone in teesdale -- To my Lord of lincolne my sca'lett gowne and iiij pounds in moneye To m' doctto' watso' my best white geldinge my best brydell my best saddell and my best ha'nes and foure pounds in money To my brother Rob'te bell my beste clooke a worsyette coote my tanned doublets iij paire of hose iij shartes — To the poore within the p'ishe of mediltone one qt of Rye and a qtr of bige a gainst christenmas To the poore of the p’ishenge at gatesheide as muche corne ffor money

I haue none Dianes bell of gatesheide doithe owe vnto me foure pounds of the whiche I haue cartayne stuffe of his of a price the whiche stuffe I am contente that he shall have all a gayne payinge xls. to me or myne executor.

By me wilI'm Bell.*

CXXVII. ROBERT BENETT PRIEST PREBENDARYE. In the name of god Amen the xyth day of August in the yeare of our lord (1558) I Robert bennett p’st p'bendarye of the cathedrall church of Durh’m beinge seke in my bodye & yett in p'fite memorye maketh this my p’sent testament & last will in man' & forme followinge Inp’mis I geue my soull to Almightye god my redemer & sauiour to of blessed Ladye St. Marye and to all the blessed companye of heaven my bodye to be buryed in the cathedrall churche of Durh’m as nighe vnto my Mr prior castlegraue as conveniently may be And to haue the day of my buryall masse dirige & suffrages due & accustomed It'm I giue to eu’ye peticanon iijs inja. It'm I giue and bequith to eu'ye lay singinge man ijs to eu’ye chorist' xija It’m 1 giue to eu’ye or scholers of the gram' schole xijd. It'm I giue to eu’ye beadman ijs It'm I giue to George Smith the v’ger vs

It'm to John broune virgijs to the two bell ringers eyther of them iij inja. It’m I giue to the poore people hear in Durh’m iiij' It'm I bequith to my brother Doctor bennett3 one standinge cuppe duble gilte wth a cou' & xij silu' spones wth skallap shells on ther heads It'm I giue to my sayd brother one silu' salt p'cell gilt wth a cou' and also a nutt gilt wth a cou' It'm I giue to my nece m’garet Egleston one silu' salt p’cell

1 Originally a monk in Durham Cathedral and Bursar at the Dissolution, afterwards the first Prebendary of the eleventh stall, and Vicar of Gainford.

2 Prior of Durham from 1494 to 1519. He was buried in the eastern part of the middle aisle of the nave of the Cathedral.

3 William Bennet the first Prebendary of the fourth stall,

gilt wth a cou' & sex silu' spones & one silu' goblet wthout a cou'. It'm I giue to Sr. John browne peticannon one new goune the coller lined wth duble satton & one solden gilted spoone. It'm I giue to my nece margarett Eggleston one

morra gowne: It'm I giue to Jane hall my syde workday gowne and a silu’ spoone

It'm I giue n Lowsons children & listers children amongst them xls. It’m I giue to M' xp'ofor chayter one silu' spone kilt wth an accorne on the head It'm to his wiffe m's chaytor fortepence in gold. It'm I giue to my servante John Richardson xls and my blacke geldinge hauing a white Rache in his forehead and going att bearparke. It'm I giue and bequith to wm dawson my servante my baye geldinge goinge att howghall & xls. more in money. It'm I giue to my servante thomas seh’m my brewer xls in money It'm I giue to xp'ofor day my cooke xls in money and to eu’ye of thes iiij servantes a liverye coote of ix or viij® a yearde. Itm I giue and bequith to xp'ofor midcalfe & his brother Cuthbert eyther of them a noble. It'm I referre Bessye tripps reward to my brothers doctors discretion. It'm I giue and bequith to John dixson thomas dixsons sonne one standinge cuppe p'cell gilte. It'm more I geue to margarett egliston Jane hall ffrauncis gibson & John brownes wiffe of barbers to eu'ye of them an ell of the finest linnen clothe that I haue to be euerye one of them a kirchiffe. It'm I giue to John browne the barber a dublett of thaphetur and to his wiffe a lode of Rye. It'm I giue to thomas gibson one silu’ spoone. It'm I giue to my lord suffragaine’ one old ryall. It'm I giue to doctor watson M' Rob’te Dalton m' tutinge & m' Anthonye Salwaine p’bend3 eu’ye of them an old noble & to m' crawfurth p'bend one new riall It'm I giue & bequith to m' S'iaunte meynell one old riall. It'm I bequith to the poore people in barnard castle & gaynforth my p'ishoners to be distributed for the welth of my soull ther sex pounds in monye It'm I giue to nellye dixson Roger dixson's wiffe one salte wthout a cou'. It'm I giue to my curate att gainforth my mellye gowne faced wth blacke conney It'm I giue to thomas lawes wiffe a qt' of wheat. It'm I giue to Jane hall one lode of wheat all the residue of my goods my debts payd legaces deducte & funerall expences p’formed I giue to my brother doctor bennet whome I ordeine and make my full executor of this my said last will & testament to distribute as he shall thinke most meat for thelth of my soule & all christen soulles Witnesses p’sent att

| The immediate ancestor of the Chaytors of Croft by his marriage with the heiress of Clervaux, and at that time an eminent notary public in Durham.

2 Thomas Sparke, Bishop of Berwick, of whom above and hereafter. 3 All of them Prebendaries.

the makinge herof m' Anthony Salvaine mr John tutinge p'bend S John browne petticanon Jobn Richardson & wm Dawson wth diuerse others.

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CXXVIII. THOMAS TROLLOPE OF THORNLEY, ESQUIRE. In the name of God Amen the xxix day of the monethe of August in the yere of or Lord God Allmightie A thousand fyve hundreth fiftie & eight I Thomas Trolloppe of Thornley in the Parishe of Kellowe within the Countie of Duresme Esquire being at this p’nte tyme (thanks to or Lord God) in good health of bodie not crased nor sek and in good and perfytt remembrance allwayes callinge to memorie the frayltie of this vayn & transitorie world considering also how that we for op syns & misdeads a' dalye playged with warre and seknes & yt dethe to ev'ye lyving creature is certayn the houre & tyme thereof most uncertain myndinge thereof & wolling by Gods grace not to departe out of this world intestate Doo co’stitute ordayn and make this my p’nte Testament co'tayning therein my last will fyrst of all i declare and confess to be a true X’tian belevynge all the articles of of catholicke faythe & all other cerymonies wh of mother holy Church doith obs’ve & kepe My soule I bequethe to Almyghtie God & savyor Jesu Christ who redemede & bought the same we his most precyous blode, besechinge the most hollye and pure virgin Marie mother of Jesu Christ & all the saynts of heaven to praye for me wollinge also that my corps shal be buryede within my porche (ita) Churche of Kellowe aforesaid if it shall please God that I depert within the said p’ishe And if I shall departe any other where, than, to be buryede in that p'ishe church where I shall so d'p't and to have solempn masse with all other obsequys as becometh a man of my behaveyo' at the discretion of myne executors. Also I give to the highe Alter for tieths negligentlye forforgotten in descharge of my consyeno xx* And also I geve to amendinge of the churche of Kellowe and ornaments of the same xs. And whereas god haithe giuen unto me an honest p'te in this world wth a good wyfe who haythe been & is not onlie much co'fortable to me but also moche profitable, knowinge Also that hir mynde & woll is that I shuld be good father to my children not onelie wt thois whome I have had wt hir but also

1.John Trollop, of Thornley, Esq., married first Anne daughter and coheir of Roger Lumley, of Ludworth, Esq. ; and secondly, Grace, daughter of Thomas Pudsey, of Barforth, Esq., widow of Thomas Metham, of Metham, Esq., the

good wyfe" in the will.

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