Thomas Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex 1
- Marriage (1): Alice Shirley about 1527 1 2
- Died: Bef 21 Apr 1559 2
Will, 23 Dec 1520. 3 In the name of God Amen the xxiii day of December the yere of or Lord God m vc xx and the xii yere of the reigne of or sovaigne Lord Kyng Henry the viiith I John Chalonre of Lyndefeld of hole mynde & pfyt remembrance beyng make and ordeyne this my present testament and last will in man and fourme folowyng that is to say. Furst I bequeth my soule to God Almyghty my Maker & Redemer to his mother or Blessed Lady Saint Mary the holy virgyn and to all the saints of hevyn. Seconderyly my body to be buried in the ile of Saint John wtin the churche of Lynefeld aforesaid. Also I bequeth to the high awlter ther for my tythes nechgently forgoten and wtdrawen vs. Itm I bequeth to the mother churche of Sowthmallyng xxd. Itm I bequeth to the high awter of Ardynglye for my tythes ther forgotten and wtdrawn vis viiid. Also I bequeth to the churche of Lyndefeld xxl toward the makynge of a newe roodeloft whereof vil xis viiid pcell of the said xxl I should have paid for oon Richard Payne of the hoth. And yf the pyshe refuse to make the said rodelofte then myn executoures dyspose it abowte the said churche within the space of iiii yeres next after my decease as they think best by there dyscression. Also I gyve to ev'y light wtin the churche of Lyndefeld viiid. Also I will the my executors shall have & peasible occupie by the suffrance of my feoffees a close of land called the Brome Gore lying and adyoyning unto the marlle on the bak side of Lyndefeld and destrybute the pfytts therof in man and forme folowyng that is to say they shall fynde ii taps of wax contynually burnnyng uppon my tombe ev'y holy day thorough the yere fro the begynnyng of the Masse tyll after ..acryng of the hye Masse by the space of vii yeres next after my decease. And aft the ende of the said terme to burnne in lyke man byfore the hye awter tyll the full terme of xxti yeres next after my decease be expyred yf my executors so longe lyve and that pforme and doo or ells I will the churche wardens ther for the tyme beyng shall cloose for the pformans of my said will in that behalfe. And after the ende of the said xxti yeres to remayn to my next heyres. Itm I will that myn executors or the churche wardens ther by the space of iii yeres next after my decease shall pay ev'y Sonday to the Vyker or pysshe preest of the said churche for the tyme beinge 1d so that the said vyker or preest ev'y Sunday by the space of the said iii yeres atte Masse tyme doo say or sing on my tombe libera me due & wt sence & holy water. And yf the said vicar or preest that refuse to do then to be stow the said money to poure people by ther dyscression. And that to be done of the
& psytte of the said close of land called Brome Gare yf it will so ferre extend or ells myn executors to make recompence of my goods to the pformynge thereof. Also I will that myn executors shall cause a trentall of xxx Masses to said or songe atte the day of my buryeing wtin the churche of Lyndfeld yf there may so many prists begotten or ells by fore my monethes day (ev'y preest to have xd). And ev'y clark that is a conyng singer iiiid and ev'y other clark synging iid and to other children accordying at the dyscression of myn executours. Also I will that myn executours cause a trentall of masses to be songe or seid at my monethes day gyffyng ev'y preest & clark as ys above specified and in like man a trentall to be song or said att my yeres day. Also I will that myn executours shall fynde a preese synging for my soule for the soules of my father & mother and Nichas Chalnors soule & for all Cristen soules before my herst by the space of vii yeres next ensuyng aft my decease. And the said preest to say ii tymes every weeke duryng the said vii yeres plactbo & diryge gevyng to the said prest as he & myn executours may agree provided always that he be an able prest. Itm I bequeth unto ev'y of my God children xiid. Itm I bequeth unto Johane Cogger iiiil. Itm unto John Sayer the sone of Willm Sayer xxs when he cometh to the age of xxiii yeres. Itm I bequeth unto Lewes Chaloner my cosyn in full satisffacion of and for all rekenyngs and demands bytwen hym and me for his fathers goods which I had in my kepinge and ferther to pray for my soule yf he can be therewt contented xxl. And yf he can not be soo content & pleased then I will myn executors shall distribute the said xxl for the welth of my soule & his fathers my brother soule and all or frends soules & all Xpen soulls by there discression. Itm I will that Johanna my daughter shall have xxl of good laufull money to hir mariage yf she wilbe ruled some what aft the mynde of her mother & other of her frends. Item I bequeth to my daughter Benet toward her mariage xl of good and laufull money to be paid to her in lyke maner. Itm I bequeth unto Jamce Marten my sevnte vis viiid. Itm to Thomas Pekston xxd. Itm to John Semcok xiid. Itm to Willm Robyn xiid. Itm to Alys Bakshell vis viiid. Itm to Margret Canon xiid. Itm to Marjery Lonysact xiid. Itm I bequeth to my sone Nichas the thirde pte of all my catell or the value thereof as it shall be apprased and devyded by the discression of myn overseer the whiche money to be delyvered unto the said Nichas when he cometh to the age of xxiii yeres by the honds of his brother Thomas executors to the said John Chaloner. And yf the said Nichas dye before the age of xxiii yeres that then the value of the said catell shall remayn unto the executours of the said John Chaloner in fulfillyng of his last will. Item I will that my plate be devyded in iii equall ptis by the dyscression of my overseers aforesaid bytwene Thomas my sone and Alyce my wiffe & Nicholas my sone. And the pte of Nicholas of the said plate to be delyvered in to the hands of Thomas and there to remayne unto the tyme that Nichas cometh to the age before rehersed. And then to hym to be delyvered to his owne use. Itm I will that yf ther be any matter of consciens the whiche evidently may apper to myn executors & overseers then I will that myn executours and overseers redresse it to the moste welthe and pfytte of my soule. All the resedew of all my goods moveable & unmoveabull not wylled nor bequethed my will afore rehersed I will and bequeth unto Alis my wife & Thomas my sone whome I ordeyne and constitute myn executours uppon this my testament and last will. And in and uppon this my last will and testament faythfully to be fulfilled & completed.
I make and ordeyne Mr Richard Covert and John Thatcher? overseers paiyng for ther labor xls a peece written the day and yere aforesaid. Witnesseth Mr John Cacher?, Mr N
. , John Horsses, John A More. Willm Sayer and other
. Also I that ev'y childe of John A More of Wvelesffeld when they come to the age of xxiii a cowe. Itm I will to Willm Sayer a maser.
Itm this ys the last will of me afore named John Chaloner made the day and yere above written as to the dysposecon of all and singular my Maners lands & tents wt there apptences here after specyfied that ys to saye. Furst I will that my feoffes shall immedyatly from & after my decease suffer Alys my wif to inyoy & take the pfyts of my dwelling place wt all the lande therunto belongyng sett and lyeinge in Lyndefeld. And also of all those lands & tents wt therapptences called Blake lands and Smythes lands. Itm ii pcells of lande called Thystyll
Itm ii pcells of land whereof one is called Newefeld the other ys called Brode lands. Itm ii crofts late John Tynkers. Also a medow called Pewnkherst Mede. Also Baldyngs Crofts. Also a pcell of lande late Ric Chaloners. A pcell of lands late John Tynkers. Itm a tent wt thapptennaces late Richard Neles. And also the moyte of my ii corne
Itm a tent with thapptennces called Radeleffs. Itm
lands late purchased Mr Kent. To have & to holde all the remysses keppyng the repacon thereof to her and to her assignes duryng the terme and space that the same Alis my wiff kepeth her selff soole widow & not maried. In full reco'pens & satysfaccon for her joynter and dower by her or any other in her name or to her use after my decease to be demannded of or yn eny other of my Maners lands or tents free or copy sette or beyng wtin the Counties of Kent or Sussex. And yf yt happen the said Alys my wyff to mary then I will my feoffees suffer Thomas my sone to take the pfitts of all the premisses so that he doo truly content and pay yerely wtoute delaye unto the said Alys his mother xil xiiis iiiid the whiche I will she shall have halfe yerely paid by evyn porcons to her and her assignes duryng her lyff in full satysfaccon of her dower & joynter in man and forme as ys above rehersed. Also I will that my feoffees in feoffed yn my Maner of Chiltyngton Ferrying shall immedyatly from and after my decease suffer myn executours take the pfytt of the said Maner with thappenances towarde the fyndyng of Nicholas Chaloner my yonger sone. And also to the pformans of this my present testament and last will unto the tyme that the said Nichas comyth unto and doith accomplishe the full age of xxiii yeres. And after that they shall stande feoffed and sealed of the said Maner wt the apptences to the use & behoffe of the said Nichas my sone and to the heires of his body laufully begotten. And for defaute of suche heires the remaynded thereof to the next heries of me the said John Chaloner uppon this condicon that when the said Nicholas my sone doith accomlyshe and full & laufull age for the admin rement? to him of the said Manor. And also of all suche lands and tents wt other bequestes to hym by this my present testament and last will gyffyn & bequethed shall make unto Thomas Chaloner his brother & his heires as good sure sufficient & laufull estate & interest as by the lerned Counceyll of the said Thomas shall be denysed be yt by grante surrender reles or other wise in all my copy holde lands & tents sette lyinge or beinge wtin the Countye of Sussex. And also of & in all my free lands and tents sette lyeng & beinge wt there appurenances wtin the townes & pisshes of Stapulherst & Hawkeherst in the Countie of Kent. Itm I will that my feoffees infeoffed in all my lands and tents called the High Felds lyeing in the pisshe of Hurst ppond immeddyatly from and aft my decease shall suffer myn executours to take the profytt thereof of unto the tyme Nicholas Chaloner my sone doith accomplishe comptly unto the full age of xxiii yeres towards his fynding. And to the pforemans of this my psent testament and last will. And after he doith accomplishe the said age they shall stande feoffed and seased there of to the use of the said Nicholas and to the heires of his body laufully begotten. And for defaute of suche heires to remayn to Thomas my sone and to the heires of his body laufully be gotten. And yf yt happen as God desende the said Thomas & Nichas sonnes to dyseas wtout heires of their bodies as is aforesaid then I will that my feoffees infeoffed in the said High Felde shall suffre Thomas Chaloner then lyvyng the sone and heire apparant unto John Chaloner of Cuckfeld to take the pfytts of the said High Felde duryng the terme of his lyff naturall or ells and afterwards then I will that the said Hye Feldis and also a tent & certeyn lands therunto belongyng called Goddyng Wyke a pcell of lande called South Land and Le Logge Lands wt all there appurtenances shall for ev stande and remayne infeoffmet to the use and intent as hereafter foloweth that is to saye. I will all the said pcells of lande put to ferme by the feoffers thereof for the tyme beyinge. And also by the churche wardens of Lyndfeld for the tyme beyng wt other of the moost honest psons of the said pysshe for the yerely fyndyng of an honest preest whiche shall syng and pr'y for my soule the sowles of my father and mother for all my frends and for all Xpen soulles in the chappell or yle of Saint John atte Lyndfeld aforesaid. And he to have yerely for his laboure and stypende vil xiiis iiiid. And the resydewe of the issues & profytts of the said lands and tents wt there appurtenances to remayn to the use and behuffe of the said churche by the dysposicon ordre & govnance as is above rehersed.
Will, 3 Jul 1521. 4 In the name of God Amen the iii daie of July in the yere of our Lorde God m vc xxi I Alice Chaloner of Lyndfelde in my pure wedowhode hoole of mynde and remebrannce being make this and ordeyn my present testament and last will in man and forme folowing that is to saie. Firste I bequeith my soule to Allmighti God my maker and Redemer to his mother our blessid Lady Seynt Mary the Holy Vurgyn and to all the saynts of heven my body to be buried in the yele of Seynt John wtin the church of Lyndfelde aforesaid by my husbonde. Also I bequeth to every light wtin the said church vid. Itm I will that the be a trentall of massis song and said within the said church at my burying if ther
so many prestis be
. to be fulfillid wtin the monethis daie every preste havyng for his labour viiid. Also I bequeith
. for two trentallis of massas the on to be songe among the friers of the house of Lewit the other among the friers of Mittondey wtin the moneth also to be performed myn executour beside keping honestly my
. and twelve moneth daie wtin the parishe church of Lyndfeld. Itm I bequeith to Benett More my gowne furryd wt shank and a kowe and her husbonde my other kowe. Itm to Jane Voyce my gowne furrid wt
and iii kowe. Itm to Benet Chaloner my gowne of London velvet and a gowne furrid wt whight and my chamlet kirtall and all my n
velvet boneth wt the
and iiii pair of shetis. Itm to my sonne Nicholas Chaloner a fether bed wt all that belongeth thereto. Itm to Johan Lewkenor a maser gilt so that after hir decesse she leve it to hir daughter Johan. The residue of all and singular my goodis moveable and unmoveable not given or bequethed this my present testament and last will ps
ly fullfillid I give and bequeth unto my sonne Thomas Chaloner whom I ordeyne and constitute in and upon this my laste will and testament sole executour wreten the daie and yere above rehersed. Witnessing theis parsons folowing Sir John Horsey, Curate; Willm Nasshe, Sir Willm Voyce wt many other. Itm to Johan Lewknor and Johan her doughter every of them a kowe.
Item this is the last will of me the afore named Alice Chaloner the daie and yere
to the disposicion of all and singular my londis and tenements wt ther apputenenanncs that I have lying and being wtin the Shire of Kent I will that my feoffes shall immediately from and after my decease be feoffed in all and singular my londis that I have or may have by heritage wtin the saide Shire of Kent only to the use of my sone Thomas Chaloner and his heirs of his body laufully begoten so that he paie or cause to be paide to his yonger brother Nicholas Chaloner when he comith to xxiii yeres of age xxl of laufull money of Englonde. And if it hapon the saide Nicholas to die within the age afore rehersede then I will that with the said money hired a honeste preste to sung for my soule my frendis soules and all Crisen soulis within the parishe of Lyndfelde as longe as the money will indure. Also I will theis parcels of londis the londe callid le Broke and the londe callid
.. and the londe callid le Fount be equally devided betwene my ii doughters Johan Lewknor and Benet a More.
Will, 31 Mar 1547. 2 IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN in the year of our lord god one thousand five hundred & fourty seven the last day of March in the first year of the reign of our soveraign Lord Edward the sixth by the grace of god king of England France and Ireland, Defender of the faith and in Earth under god of the churche of England and Ireland Supreme hedde. I, Thomas Chaloner in the county of Sussex esquye whole of mynd and perfect remembrance make my testament and last will in manner and forme following.
First, I bequeath my soul to almighty god and to our blessed Lady Seynt Mary and to all the company of heaven. And my body to be buryed wythin the Channcell floor as my father lyeth.
Item, I bequeath unto the church altar sixe shillinge eighte pennce. Item, To the reparacons of the church tenne shillinge.
Item, I will have at my buryall tenne masses.
Item, to be debte to the poore people fourteen shillings.
Item, I bequeath unto John Chaloner my sonne one hundred pounds to be paid unto hym within four years immediately after my death by even porcons by Frances my sonne.
Item, to the said John one fetherbedd, a wallen thing therunto belonging, a falk of silver [undecipherable] of fyve marks, sixe silver sponis, half garnyshe* of vessell, a brasse pott, a ketill, ij table clothes one of dyaper and the other playn, a towel, and half a dozen of napkins.
Item, I bequeath to Thomas Chaloner my sonne one hundred pounds to be paid unto him in foure years immediately after my death that is to saye twenty five pounds yearly by Frances my sonne on the condition that he do not interrupt or meddle in my copyholds but therof to delyver & surrendia unto Frances myne heire at suche tyme as he shall inquyer the same.
Item, I bequeath unto the said Thomas Chaloner one fetherbedd, wallen that apparteyneth therof, one silver falk [undecipherable] five marks to be paid unto him by Alyce my wif, sixe silver sponis, half a garnysshe of vessel, one brasse pott, kettill, two table clothes one diaper and other playn, a towel, and half a dozene of napkins.
Item, I bequeath to Dorothe my daughter one hundred marks to be paid within three years after her marriage in this manner that is to saye, at the day of her marriage twenty pound and the next year after other twenty pound, and the third year twenty six pounds thirteen shillings four pence.
Item, I bequeath to Mary my daughter one hundred marks to be paid within three years after her marriage in this manner that is to saye, at the day of her marriage twenty pound and the next year after other twenty pound, and the third year twenty six pounds thirteen shillings four pence.
Item, I will that if any of my said daughters will not be ruled by the advertisement of Alice my wife, William Levett clerk, parson of Binsted and Ffrances my sonne as concerning their marriage that then the said daughter or daughters so obstiynate and refusing their counsell shall have but only twenty pounds of the bequest and that to be paid within two years after her marriage and the rest therof to remain to the performance of this my last will.
Item, I bequeath unto Alice my wife twenty pounds yearly to be paid out of my lands during her lyfe by the hands of Frances my sonne to be paid at Michelmas and the Annunciation of our Lady by even porcons yearly to be paid.
Item, I bequeath unto my said wife iiij kyne to be pastured and kept at the charge of my sonne Frances and after her death to remayn unto my said sonne.
Item, I will that my said sonne Frances do fynd my wife wood and coales for her chamber [undecipherable]and she to take which chamber that lykethe her at her pleasure in my house at Kenworthes.
Item, I will that my said wif shal have the [undecipherable] of two falks during her lyfe.
Item, I will that Alice my wife shal have during her lyfe and for her mayd meate and drynke at the coste and charge of my sonne Ffrancis as long as she kepethe her self sole.
Item, I will my said sonne Ffrancis shall fynd my said daughters meate and drynke and liijs iiijd toward their appariell till they be marryed, provydred alwayes that my said wife shal have the [undecipherable] of suche ymplementh of houshold as she shall thinke meate for her during her lyfe and after to remain to my sonne Ffrancis.
Item, I will give and bequeath to Ffrancis my sonne all my lands in Sussex or ells wherin and to his heirs mayles of his body lawfully begottyn and for the lack of heirs mayle of his body lawfully begottyn to remayn to Richard Chalonerer my sonne and to his heirs mayles of his body lawfully begottyn and for the lack of heirs mayle of his body lawfully begottyn to remain unto John Chaloner my sonne and to his heirs mayle of his body lawfully begottyn and for the lack of heirs of his body lawfully begottyn to remain unto Thomas Chalonerer my sonne and to his heirs mayle of his body lawfully begottyn and for the lack of heirs mayle of his body lawfully begottyn to the right heirs of the said Thomas for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Ffrancis Chalonerer sixe of the best fetherbedds two mattresss and all that therat belongeth.
Item, I bequeath unto my said sonne Ffrancis vij silver falks provydred alwayes that my wif have two of theym during her lyf and after to remayn unto my said sonne Ffrancis.
Item, one garnyshe of vessell of the best, and theother garnyshe of vessell unto my wif during her lyfe and after to remayn to the said Ffrancis.
Item, I bequeath to my said sonne Ffrancis iij brasse potts and a fournace iij kettills ij pannies xiij paires of canvas shetes and iiij paires of fyne shetes xij table clothes wherof iiij of diaper and xvij playn four dyaper towells and iiij playne iij dozen of napkins one dozen of dyaper and ij of playn, the resydeue of all my goods movable and unmovable not bequeathed, I give and bequeath unto Ffrancis my sonne whom I ordeyn and make my executor and William Lovett clerk parson of Binksted Supervisor of this my last will. In witness whereof to only leaf of this my last will I have subscribed my name This being witnessed Edward Wildeforte parson of Westdean William Bonyll and William Combs by me Thomas Chaloner.
I will and bequeath unto Thomas Chaloner Ffrancis Chaloner sonne my bald colte going [undecipherable] Richard Chaloner [sic see note below].
Item, to Ffrancis Chaloner sonne of Ffrancis Chaloner one two yering being in hands of my sonne Ersfeld.
Item, to John Chaloner sonne of Ffrancis Chaloner one two yering being in hands of my sonne Ersfeld.
Item, to John Chaloner sonne of Ffrancis one two yering being in the hands of my sonne Ersfeld.
Item, to Anne Chaloner daughter to the said Ffrancis one two yering being in my sonne Ersfeld hands.
Item, I bequeath to Thomas Ersfeld one waynarde.
Item, to Nicholas Ersfeld one weynarde.
Item, to Richard Curtopp one waynarde black shelled.
Item, to Thomas Segrave one weynarde.
Item, to Thomas Chaloner sonne of Richard Chaloner one weynarde.
Item, to eche of his daughters vjs viijd.
Item, to Clerment Chaloner vjs viijd.
Item, I bequeath to Thomas Chaloner one hundred wethars and two oxen.
Item, I bequeath to Alice my damie nagge and my graye nagg.
Probate, 21 Apr 1559. 2 PROBATUM fuit suprascriptum testamentum coram Mayro Waltero Haddon Legum Doctore Curiae Praerogative Cantuariensio custodio sive commissario sede Archiepiscopali Cantuariensio jam vacante xxj die mensis Aprilis Anno domini Millesimo quingentisimo quinquaquagintesimo nono Juramento Ffrancisti Chaloner executoris in hujusmodi testamento nomiate cui commissa fuit administratio omnium et singulorum bonorium ditorum defuncti etc de bene etc ad sancta Dei Evangelis in persona domine Jurat.
This will was proved before Mayor Walter Haddon doctor of Law, Master Keeper Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury with the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury presently vacant on the twenty first day of April in the year of our lord one thousand five hundred and fifty nine by the oath of Francis Chaloner executor named in this will to whom administration was granted of all and singular goods etc sworn in person on the holy Gospel of God.
Inquisition: Post Mortem, 29 Sep 1559, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 5
Thomas married Alice Shirley, daughter of Sir Richard Shirley of Wiston, Sussex and Alma Shelley, about 1527.1 2 (Alice Shirley was born about 1506, died before 8 May 1570 and was buried on 8 May 1570 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2HS, GB 6.)