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of my soull iij iiij. It'm I giue to the upholdinge of a brige in the our towne of wolsingh'm xij. I giue to my brother Edward herrison my best Jackett my best wild leather dublet my best hoose my best shert & my best hatt. It'm I giue to his sonne Edward herrison one whye & ij yowes. It'm I giue to the doughter of my brother Edwards wiffe one yow And I giue to my sister margarett herrison one cowe & v yowes. It'm I giue to ye children of Lancelot marlye that is to say Anthony Cuth'bte & thomas eu'ye one of them two yowes. İt'm I giue to John Grinwell sonne to thomas grinwell of ye new Raw ij yowes. It'm I giue to Raphe vasye my brother in Law myne owne siluer spoone It'm I giue to his brother John vasye of witton one of the other thre silu' spoones and to his sonne Cuthbert vasye one yow & one lambe. It'm I giue to my doughter Anne one whye It'm I giue to my doughter Elsabeth marlye one yow It'm I giue to my doughter margaret grinwell one yowe It'm I giue to my youngest doughter Allice herrison my whole interest & title of one lease wch I toke of Gregorye butler one meare v kine wth a calfe 1 weathers and yowes one almerye & a cawell wth a cownter. Also I will that this my doughter Allice herrison wth hir porcion of goods remaine in the custodye & keapinge of thes my ffrends that is Raphe vasye Robert garthwhate & John vasye and they to se that she vse hir selfe vertouslye as a younge woman owght to do vnto suche time as they canne prouide her a fitt & honest mariage and for ther paines thus taken I giue to eu'ye one of them x3. It'm I giue to the curate Ric. Rawlin for his paines taken iij & iiij. It'm I giue to my wiffe Alis herrison my best meare for a memoriall to be good vnto my childrenge wth my fine in the ou, tonne of Wolsingh'm duringe her liffe Also I will that she haue her thirdes of all my goodes according to the quenes maties lawes accustomed the residue of all my goodes moveable & unmoveable wch god haith blessed me wth after my bodye honestly buryed & my debts & legaces we ye costes of my funerall trewlye payd with the lease aforesayd excepted & alwaies p'served furth of parte onlye to my sayd doughter Alice & hir assignes Also I giue to my wiffe Alice herrison & to my doughter Alice herrison equallye, ye wch Alice my wiffe & Alice my doughter I do constitute and make my full executors Jointlye to gether to execute & accomplishe this my last will & testament Also I make sup'visors of this my last will and testament my well beloued frends aforesayd that is Raiphe vasye of lumlye p'ke Robert garthwate of braydlye and John vasye of witton to se that thes my executors agre well to gether in executinge of this my testament & last will the wch to be trne &
effectual I the testator haue sett my hande marke to this my testate the day & yeare aboue writtinge & testes huius testamenti Raiphe vasye Robert garthwate Robert Watson John Clerke with Richard Rawlinge curate & writer herof wth others many."
CCXXVII. WILLIAM WEALAND, OF Gatished, Quarrellman.'
In the name of god Amen the vth day of Julie in ye yere of or lord god 1568 I Will'm Wealand of gatished in ye countie of Durh'm quarrellman being crased in bodye; but of good & p'fit remembrannce, thanks be to god do make & ordyne this my last will & testament in maner & forme following first I gyve and bequiet my soule into ye hands of almightie god my onlie saveio & redem And this my bodye to be buried in the church yarde of gatished afforesaid secundlie I will yt my executors shall well & trewlie content & pay all my debts to all & d suche p'son as shalbe indebted vnto at ye tyme of my deathe whose names with somes I am owing to them so far as I can call to remembrannce I shall trewlie not heareafter. third
lie I gyve vnto the pouremans box of this p'ishe for ye better releafe of my poore brethrein in the same vs. It'm I gyve to ye the repayring of y decaied glasse windowes of ye Churche ijs. It'm I gyve & bequieth unto Jenet my wiff this howse with the appu'tnancs during hir life & wedohead and after hir deaithe or mariag to my sone Roland wealand & his heyres laufullie begotten for ever And for defaulte of suche yshew to my seconed sone will'm and the heyres of his bodye lawfullye bygotten for ever & if boithe my said sones happ to dye wth out lawfullyshew I will that ye said house wth thappurtynancs shall come to my dowghter allye & ye heyres of hir bodye lawfullye begotten for ever and if it fortunne yt boith my said dowghter dye wthout laufull isshew as is afforesaid then I will yt my said howse wth ye appu'tynannces shall come to my nephew John wealand & his heares laufullie begotten fo' ever and faling of this lawfull yshew to his susters my neces & theyr heyres for ever ffurther mor I gyve vnto my said wiffe by waye of legacye twentie shillings Itm to every of my childre' gyve and bequiest a rose noble. It'm I gyve vnto everye of my brother Rauf childrin xija. a pece. It'm I gyve vnto Elizas Wealands The resydew of all my goods moveable & vnmoveble my debts & legaces paid & my funeralls discharged I gyve them to my wiffe & my thre childring whome I make my exe
cuto's well & trewlie to execut & p'forme this my last will and testament in man' and forme as I haue before devised Whereas I haue let fourth & solde c'ten chalders of stones credit & others by specialtye I haue thought good to mak speciall declaration of ye same to thend that my abovesaid executors crave no more of my creditors then is dew nor they to be defrawded of ther right. ffurst John tompson of newcastell m'chaunt owethe vnto me a xj1 xj3 & viijd being ye rest of a byll for xxxj1 iijs & iiijd as by ye said byll apperreth It'm more that ye said John is indebted vnto me as apperreth by another bill of his hand being dat ye of octobre ye whole some of xviij' viijs dew to haue bene paid at whitsondaye last past as by the same bill it doith appere. It'm mr francs anderson oweth vnto for gryndstones iiij xjs. ijd. It'm John Watson ye maister owethe me in lent monys fyftie shillings. It'm Roger Raw m'chaunt owethe me for grynestones xxxv3. It'm ye said Roger more for a chald' of stone xiijs 4d. It'm he owithe me more for a 4 foot 3 foot & a 2 foot stones ijs viijd. It'm Christofo' bugham oweth me for stone viijs ixd. It'm m'is brigham oweth me for stone xvjs iiijd It'm John batman for a fower foot stone xxd. It'm Edmond herison oweth me for stone vjs viijd. It'm more for surtishipp for will'm apelbye iiijs & y costes of ye law. It'm Richard fyvf for a two foot stone vja. It'm David blitheman for two foot stones xijd. It'm thomas browne of sandgate oweth me for a thre foot stone viijd. It'm John wealand of sandgat oweth me in lent monye vj3. and his wiff stone for a thre foot stone viijd. It'm Roger watson for sauetiship iiijs vd & more ye said roger owethe me for two thre foot stones xvjd. It'm Ranold cookson oweth me in lent monye x3. It'm John maddison owethe in lent monye x3. It'm Robert white owethe ijs & viij pecks of oytes. It'm will'm wilbye owethe me ix3 viijd. It'm Edward Johnson oweth my wiff xjs and to me viijs one waye & iijs a nother waye and more he owethe to me vij chaulder of stones. It'm Richard iackson of pilgrame streit oweth me for a iiij foot stone xxd. It'm Alexander sparling oweth for a iiij foot stone xxd. It'm will❜m wharye oweth me x3. It'm george yaites oweith xa. It'm wilI'm smythe owethe me ijs vjd. A Not of all suche debts as I doo owe so far as I can call to remembraunce. ffirst I owe vnto my
suster in lawe Jane Weland v marks. It'm I owe to gawyne millure a chalder of stone. It'm I owe to John hobson xvj. It'm I owe to Roger nycolson xxd. It'm I owe to Anthony comyngs xijd. Thus haue I trewlye declared ye debts owing to me and also all suche as I ow to others at ye making of this my said last will wch said will & declaration was done before thes
witness will'm thomson will'm blytheman John cockson will'm willy wth dyvers others. *
CCXXVIII. ANTHONI DALYVELL, OF CETONDALYVAILL. '
In y name of god ame' ye day of agust A° d'ni 1568 I Anthoni dalyvell of Cetondalyvaill being of p'fect reason & memorye praise & thanks be gyven to all myghtye god do maik & ordein this my p'sent Testame't contey'ing therin my last will in man' & forme ffollowing ffirst & principally I gyue my soull to almightie god my maiker & redemer my body to be buried in ye Chappell at Ceaton by ye lycene of my singl good mast' m' John Daliwaill & as for my worldly goods yt god haith endewed wth I gyue ym to my iiijor children Arthure Dalyvall, Edward Dalivall, agnes Dalyvaill & mary Dalyvaill whom I doo maike my holl & full executors of this my said testament & last will they to order & dispose my goods to ye hono' of god & welthe of my soule & ther most p'ffet & I desyer my said singl good m' & tho' bell & oswyne pereson to be sup'visors of this my said will and se ye same put in execuc'on as my trust is in them desyering my said worshipfull mr to be good to my said children & se yt they be v'tuously brought up & honestly vsed during yr none aidg Witness hereof John Dalivall esquier Richerd And'son clerk Thomas bell Tho' benley & Edward ffyfe wth other moo.
CCXXIX. JOHN DOCKETH, CLARK.
In the name of god the father almighty amen the xxiiij of August in ye yere of oure lord god Ixviij I John Docketh clark curat in Whitworth not knowing ye houer of my deth p'videth for my souls health making my last will of testament as folowithe. ffirst I forsack this miserable world ye pomps and all ye glorys of yt And I geue with a fre harte & a fre will my soule to ye father of heavene besechin for his greater mercy saik & for ye love of his sone Jesus christe to have mercy vpon me p'don & for geve me all my synnes yt ever I have com'ytted & done against ye goodness of god & all the world which world yet & euermore forsaik And my bodye to be buryed wthin y quere of saint margarets in Duresme in ye same place where
1 A younger son of the family of Delaval, of Seaton Delavall, and perhaps a farmer on the estate.
my brother was buried and to be brought furth honestlye as y use of ye churche is. It'm I geue to ye repac'ons of ye churche of whitworth x'. Item I geue to ye poure people of sainct Margarets in Dureme xl". Item I geue to ye poore paople of saint nicholas xl3. It'm I geue to the poore people of sainct osvolds xl. & I geue to ye poore people of sainct gyells & y two bayllyffes so much as my mynisters of my goods shall thinke meate nedful to geue ym. It'm I geue to eu'ye one of hanbuy lax childring a gemer lambe & I geue to Robarth semar of awkland a cowe & eu'y chyld yt he haithe a gemer lame It' to annes darneton a gemer lambe & alleson pickering my s'uands a gemer lamb & I geue to my cosyng allse lacke vs. or a quy And I geue to my cosing margareth Docketh lait dowther of wim Docketh xx And I geue to my cosing margareth turping all my bedding boith in Duresme & in wyttworth & all yt belongeth to them owt of pt & I will that my cosing margareth turping shall have my howse in Duresme during her naturall lyfe & after her dessese I will yt my cossing John Docketh shall have it & if John Duckethe shall dye wt out lawfull isshewe then I will yt it shall come to his father wlm Docketh of tuddo. Itm I geue to annes Docketh & margareth docket dowthers of wim docket of tudo & to margareth apple & to elleng hyneson I will yt thes iiij maydyngs shall haue all my pottes & panes wth Dyshes & puder vessells in defferinglye to be p'tyed emong them the rest of all my goods not bequyeth so yt I be honesly brought fourth my dettes paid I geue to John Ducket wim docket his father and to margarett turping whom I make my full execotors all in lyke stat. It'm I wyll yt my frynd nycolas turpinge shall have Jhon ducket the bringin up of hym & the custodye of hym & his goods duryng hys yong age & to brying hym vp in lerning & he shall fynd surtye to pay hym his goods agane when he shall come to lawfull yeres wthout any rebayting for his bringing vp and yt ye said nycolas turping to se this my will of testament be fullfilled as my trust is in him Witness's hereof anthony lax of waisterton, thomas whytte, Robart doucket, thomas moaresbye wth others will'm melln❜by curat.
INVENTORY, inter alia, Funerall expences. To ye minister of St. Margaretts churche xvj. To iij oy' prests iij. To ye churche of St Margaretts churche xviijd. For a dinner to frends & neighbours xl. To oy' p'ishe clerke xvjd. To ye scholers of St Margarets churche xxijd. For ye makiuge of a chiste (coffin) iiijs. For ye makinge of ye grove and lainge downe of ye stone viij. For ye layr stall vj3. viija. claro iijxx v1. xvijd. ob.