5 January 1570/1 (509) p216
Joan Disney of St Nicholas, Colchester (509) leaves an extended will with a comprehensive list of household possessions from her house and shop left to her immediate and extended family which also refers ‘To Mr Bettes, minister at Wivenhoe, a lid of silver and a lip of silver for a stone cruse. To his wife 2 yards of holland of 3s a yard.’ And she ordains ‘my trusty and well-beloved in Christ William Bettes minister [rector] at Wivenhoe supervisor.’
1 May 1571 (555) p237
Richard Locke of Wivenhoe husbandman leaves ‘To Moses my son £6 13s 4d at 21. The rest of my goods to Alice my wife. If she shall marry, he who shall marry her shall be bound with one surety to William Bettes clerk [rector] and Robert Francis of the same in £13 6s 8d.
18 June 1571 (567) p242
Margaret Francis of St Nicholas, Colchester, widow refers to the payment of a debt by Owltinge’s wife of Wivenhoe.
28 March 1571 (597) p253
Richard Boller of Great Bentley yeoman refers to his land in Great Bentley and Alresford and his four hospitals or almshouses at Thorrington, Colchester, Alresford and Elmstead. He also refers to his house and lands in Wivenhoe to be sold and £14 of the money to be bestowed in Wivenhoe on two hospitals or two almshouses.
28 March 1571 (625) p265
Michael Goodeare of Colchester minister [of St. Leonard] leaves £10 to his three children by equal portions, viz. each 5 marks, to be paid by Emme his wife whom he makes executrix, also to be done at the discretion of William Mace of Wivenhoe and John Cliat of Colchester minister, whom I appoint overseers.
17 October 1573 (691) p296
Thomas Nothen of Wivenhoe single man leaves Alice Browne his mother 40s. which is in the hands of William Sydaye of Wivenhoe tailor witnessed by Thomas Roberts of Wivenhoe and others.
27 November 1573 (692) p297
Joan Hobson of Wivenhoe widow leaves her best gown to Parnell Forde. The residue of my goods, those paid which take pains to be at charges with me in my sickness, to the poor of Wivenhoe to be divided at the discretion of Edward Burges and William Cannane.
5 January 1573/4 (694) p297
Robert Tyll of Wivenhoe states ‘I with Katharine my wife surrender such right as we have in our cottage called Wood Yard [possibly the same property named in John Harvey’s will in 1722 see here] into the hands of William Giles and William Lason, the lord’s tenants, John Furlonge standing for the lord’s bailiff, to the behoof of John my son, paying for the same £18, i.e. £6 at my decease and then £4 a year. I will that my boats and my movables be sold. John Barnes shall have £5 to the bringing up of Robert my son until he is 16, and that my wife have £5 likewise for Thomas my son until 16. Whatever shall remain, to them both at 21 equally. If both die before, to the children of John and William my sons and Alice my daughter equally, save that Josiah son of my son John shall have 6s.8d. more than the rest. I ordain John Barnse (sic) and John Till (sic) my son my executors. Witnesses: Richard Cooke, William Gyles, William Ladonna, John Myller.
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