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.
Will, 3 Jul 1521. 2 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.
Probate, 5 Dec 1521, Lambeth, London, GB. 2 By Thomas Chaloner (son).
Alice married John Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex, son of John Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex and Unknown.1 (John Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex died before 22 Feb 1521 1 and was buried in St. John's Church, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16, GB 1.)
1 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, Sussex Archaeological Collections (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 44: 123-124.
2 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, Sussex Archaeological Collections (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 44: 124.
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