|John Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex
John Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex
• Manorial Estate, 1510-1520, Ferring Manor, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12, GB. 2 In 1491\endash 3 a John Wody and Agnes his wife conveyed what is described as the manor of FERRING to William Covert. He was not holding it at his death in 1494, but his son John died seised of half the manor in 1504, leaving three infant daughters. In 1510 John Wody and Anne his wife conveyed a moiety of the manor to Richard Culpeper, John Chaloner of Cuckfield, and others. John Chaloner in 1520 left the (? whole) manor of Ferrings to his son Nicholas, who held it as ½ knight's fee of the manor of Portslade, and who died in 1566, when it appears to have passed to his son Richard, who died in 1610.
• Will, 23 Dec 1520. 1 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.
• Probate, 22 Feb 1521, Lambeth, London, GB. 1 Proved by Alice (wife) and Thomas (son) Chaloner.
1 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, Sussex Archaeological Collections (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 44: 123-124.
2 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 98-102.
3 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, Sussex Archaeological Collections (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 44: 124.
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