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other things therto belonginge provided my nephewe to dye before my sayd the' my brother be provided for nephue

alwayes yt if it happe' brother his vncle That sayde out of my

Or else to have so moch Goods valued sayed nephewe shall

provided alwaise yt

self That the' she shall let my ne


if she do not occupy phewe John Crofte have the reasonably at the sup'visors of this my last will and testament Item I geve and bequeth the other all my leaces vnto my nephew John Crofte hes paying to my brother Willm'n aforesaid twenty shillings of lawfull Englishe moneye yearlye duryng my leace In Wyndlston if the said Will'mn do lyve so longe. Ite' I doo geve vnto my sister Jennet Chipcheese one vnto everye. one of her children one ewe and one busshell of wheat or rye to be payed fourthe of my fermoulde at wyndlston during my leace by and nephewe John Crofte. Ite' I do geve vnto my nephew henry Merley stot goinge at Cowndon grange Ite' I do geve vnto my Brother Johns iiij daughters vnto every one of the' one ewe. Ite' I doe geve vnto Mergery gray my best ewe. Ite' I do geve vnto Mrs Jane Eden ye wif of Mr Robart Eden of ye west Auckland one Angel. Ite' do geve vnto John Eden of windlston one flecte sturcke. Item I do geve vnto Ailse Claxston ye wif of my cosen Robert Claxston of the olde parke my best

Ite' I do geve vnto my maister m' John Eden ffor a token and to be good vnto vnto my sayde nephewe Crofte an angell. Ite' I do gyve vnto my cosen Robart of ye olde parke xiij iiijd yearly to be payed vnto him fourth of the Ricknell graunge for fower yeares by my sayd wif and Ite' I do geve vnto Robart Cliffton one busshell of wheate and one busshell Item I doe geve vnto m' Robart Eden of west Awkland one Riall. Item I do geve vnto

one Ryall And vnto ye eldest daughter of Bryan Wilsons of seggerston The residewe of all my goods both moveable and unmoveable my debts funerals being discharged I do geve vnto my sayd Wyf And vnto Willmn Claxston ther and vnto John Crofte my nephewe whome I doe make myne Executors Jointly together of this my last will and Testament And I do make sup'visors hereof m2 John Eden my And mr Robart Eden his sone And my cosen Robert Claxston of the old parcke to se it in every point accordingly as my trust is in the' Witnesses hereof Mr John


viij day of Aprill Ano D'ni A thowsand

fyve hundreth thre score and nynetene I ffrancis

Sockburne craised & sick in my body yet god be pryssed of good & p'fect Remembraunce mynding by de'p'te this world intestate but to declare my mynde & will And therfor I do ordayne & make this my last will in man' And fourme following.

ffirst And principally I give my soulle to the holye trynitie my only lord god my creator redeemer And sanctifier trusting surely in the and passion

of my lorde Jhesus Christe throughe an assured hope of his M'cyfull doings for the full fruition of my good god his pr'sence in his heavenly kingdome And my buryed in the quier of the churche of Sockburne. It'm I give to m' symone welberie xls. for a token to be paid Anthonie Welberrie of that monie wch the said Anthonie owethe me. It'm I give to my nephew John welberie of that his brother Anthonie oweth me said Anthonie And for the rest Anthonie welberie oweth me

xl. to be paid to him by the of the monie wch my

vppon conditon that

over and besids this iiij wch I have bequeathed to his fath'. and his brother I give to he shalbe good to my sister m'gret and pay her yerely all that shalbe dewe to her after It'm I give to my sister margret Trolloppe vj'. xiij. iiijd. wch Mr symone welberie oweth me as appeares by his hand. It'm I give to my sister xx wch m' John trolloppe of thornley oweth me that I lent him. It'm I Robinson, will'm midleto' John mydleton Raufe tipping Anthonie Robinson John wishead Riched follansbie John Mowbraye Richerd williams and nicholes Justice to eu'e one of them iij3. iiijd. And to mes Easbell Allerton I give to Anne dent ij3. vja. a hyve of bees and my honnie chiste It'm I give to Anne postgayte It'm to eu'ie of my mres other maids xxa. It'm to the rest of the inferior servants and laddes in the housse viijd to the making of girsbie cawsey so the same be maid wthin vij yeres After my death xx It'm to the of Sockburne p'ishe xx3 to be distributed the day of my buryall It'm to m' gerard salven of croxdayle a Casiodorus

Comentaries vppon the salmes It'm I give to wm Robinson

1 A younger son of John Trollop, of Thornley, Esq.

Englishe And

It'm I give to John postand meter And

my lattynne Byble and the new testament my best mole hat And my Bagge. gayte my booke of service and salmes suche annother booke as he will choice emong my books that is vngeven It'm I give to the Sockburne the ij toomes

of the paraphrasis of Erasmus And bothe the toomes of homelies the articles and Jewelles cachechisme and all the books of posthils that I haue It'm I will and desire that I may be broughte furthe according to my birthe and calling And that my frends may have an honest din'er at my burial

Resydew of all my goods and catelles my debts paid and my funerall expenses maid and p'fourmed I give and bequeathe to m' george conyers sonne & heir apparent of the Righte wo'shipfull m' John conyers of Sockburne Esquier especiall good m' wh said m' george conyers I do ordayne and make my full and whoole executor of this my p'sent and testament In Witnesse wherof I have aswell hervntto sett my hand & seale as also desyred those ar vnder written to sette their hands as witnesses here of


this will above written to be his laste will and testament the same Signed and sealled in the presence of these whose names ar vnderwritten- obert Bowes-Willyam ConyersDobinson-John Postygayte wth


THE INVENTORIE of all the goods and cattells bothe moveable and vnmoveable of Sr francis trolloppe late vicar of Sockburne deceased praised by Will'm Wormley leonard Stockdaile raufe grange and michell burdon the xxj daie of May Anno regni Eliz. reginæ vicesimo primo 1579.

In golde and silver xxij xvijd-one graye nagge xl—one fetherbedd a matterres a bolster iij pillowes a paire of blancketts & ij pair of sheetes xl-all his apperrell xl3-vj bee hives, his honie, his waxe and his honie potts xxx his books liijs iiijd a cawdron and ij litle pannes a peuter dubler a candlesticke & two litle tinne bottells xiijs iiijd-iiij chists & ij chares vj3 viija— a counter ij litle ambries and a litle board x". -an Iron chimney, a pair of tonges, a bridle a sadle & ij litle desks for lienge books on xij quisshings ij paniers ij Sives ij litle stooles a bowle vj dishes ij skroles & a litle painted clothe ij3—a lantern, trenchers, boxes, and a lookinge glasse vja. The Some xxxiiij1 vijs iija.


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Nov. iiij, M. ccccc. lxxx Edward Conyers of Long Newton wythin the diocesie of durham my fermehold to Rauphe my son my cosin Mr Rauphe Conyers shall haue the gouernement of hymn and it till he come to xxj yeares of age As for my wiffe I will yt she shall haue all yt the lawe will geue her to my daughters Margerie and Margaret to eyther of them sex pounds a pece for ther childes portion, so yt they make no more clayme to any other thing.

The xjth day of Nouember Ano D'ni 1580. THE INVENTORIE of the goods and chattell of Mr Edward Conyers of Longnewton latelye deceassed wythin the diocasie of durham taken, & priced by Mr Jhon Tunstall Jhon Robeson, Henrie Mawer, & Rauphe Turner the day, & yeare aboue wrytten. Inprimis xxvij yowes at iiijs viijd a pece vj1 iiijs-Sex oxen x'— Fiue geld beastes iij vjs viijd-Two kye liijs iiijd-Corne in the barne, & field xx-Hay in the stackyeard x-Thre horses iij1 vj' viija—An Iren bownd Wayne liijs iiija – A long Wayne, a Cowpe, iij yockes, iiij teames, iiij plowes, & harowes xxvjs viijd -An Arke in the barne wyth all the howshold stuffe iij' vj viija-A swine iiijs-xv shepe hogges at iijs a pece xlvs-Jhon Cosan doth to hym iij'. FINIS. DETTS wch the sayed Edw. Conyers doth owe to Mr Rauphe Conyers vjs iiijd-To Rauphe Turner v3-To his Cosing Yong Mr Jhon Conyers xlvj3 viija— To his wives son Robert Wilson for his childes portion vij To the same Robert Wilson for the one halfe of his sister Genet Childes portion iij x-To Mr Jhon Conyers of London v'— For the other parte of Genet Wilsons portion iij' x'— Sum'a de claro the dettes diducted is xxxviij1 viij iiijd.




27 feb. 1580 Robert Rookebye base gotten sonne to my sonne Roberte my son John Rookeby to my coussen Roberte Rokeby my stone pott wth a cover of sylver my sonne Cuthberte Rookebye one Sylver pott sonne John one other sylver pott; an other sylver pott to Alice


To my

1 This person was evidently of the antient family of Rokeby, of Rokeby, in Yorkshire. His apparel and stock of plate prove him to have belonged to the very first class of Newcastle merchants.

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thre doussen of Sylver Spoynes

one to

ffarnabye John another to Cuthbert & another to Roberte Rookebye and the best dousson I Reserue to my self

my two nestes of Goblets to be divided Betwene Cuthberte John & Robert Rookeby base gotten sonne to my sonne Robert Rookeby deRoberte Rookeby of Maske in Clevelande Xp'ofer Rookeby of Mortham Esquier.



INVENTORY dated 27 Feb. 1580 Inter alia. HIS APPAREll. One goune of brod clothe garded wthe velvet and lyned with faunes xxx. Two other gounes of brod Clothe xxx3. One olde goune ij. One velvet gerkyne sleveles xiijs iiijd. One dowblett withe sleves of velvet vs. 2 bodyes of dowblett of sattoyne vj. 8d. One newe boumbysine dowblett v. One bodye of a dowblett of tanny damoske iij. 4d. 2 sleveles Jaccatts of floured damaske ij. 2 ould dowbletts one of foushin p'le and the other of black foushian ijs. One Jacatt of blacke fres ijs. vjd. 2 paire of ould blacke brode hose xijd. WIFES APPARELL. Two gounes of black wordsted garded wthe taches and kepers iiij'. 2 blacke brod clothe gounes lyned withe red tawnye Chamlett one of them purpled and th'other vnpurpled vj1. One brod clothe goune lyned withe tawny Chamlett xx3. 2 scarlett kertles garded wthe velvet iij'. One blacke Chamlet kertle vjs. 8d. One other tawnye kertle garded wthe velvet ij'. THE SILVER PLAYT IN THE BUTTRYE. Two silver salts wth a cover p'cell gilt wees 38 ownces at 4. per ownce ys viij'. xvijs. 4a. One whit selver salt wthe a Cour 8 once xxxijs. One whit silver salt wthe a cover vj once xxiiij3. 3 silver gobletts wthe a cover p'cell gilt 78 onces xviij'. 43. One silver pott wthe a cover double gilt 16 ownces iiij'. One other silver pott wthe a Cover double gilt 13 ownces at v3. iij1 v3. One other pote without a Couer single gelt 7 ounces at iiij. viijd. xxxijs. 8a. 3 whit gobletts of silver 24 onces at 4. iiij'. xvj. One stone pott garnished wth sylver with a Cover & gylt 13. One dozen of postell spoones of silver weighinge 24 ownces at 4°. iiij'. xvj. One other dozen of sylver spoones 14 ownces at 4. lvj3. One other dosen spones 12 ownces at 43. xlviij3. One other dosen spones 14 ow'c at iiijs. theis spones being sleppe endyd, lvjs. One sylver gyrdell 3 ownces xij. One other gyr. dell with a heed & a pendas 9 ownces xlijs. One gyrdell wth a hed & a pendas 7 ownces xxx iiijd. One other gyrdell rased wth knotts of the self wees 9 ownces att 4. xxxvj. Broken sylver goldsmithe worke 12 ownces xlviij. 12 paier of beades wth some sylvar gawdyes iij'. vj3. viijd. 9 gold rings weighinge 2 ownces & 3 quarters at 50. per owce vj'. xvij. vja. One

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