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52 Wilkinson was Chantry priest in the chapel of S. Edmund, in this parish church founded by Lord Scrope.

53 George Nevill, D.D., the thirteenth child and seventh son of Richard, Lord Latimer, was born in 1509; he was master of the Hospital at Well, founded by Ralph de Neville, Lord of Middleham, in 1342-see his interesting Will and Notes thereon by Canon Raine in Surt. Soc., vol. xxvi. I am able here to give an abstract of the Will of one of his predecessors, "the old Master Threpland."-4 June, 1552. Richard Threpland of Well, clerk, to be buried in Well Churche or church earthe. To Jennett Sympson, my niece, my lease of the house that I dwell in, and my lease of a close in Langwith that I have of my Lord Latimer, and a fedder bedd that I nowe lye in with all the clothes belonging. To Malde Hurkey, my sister, "my furred gowne," and to Anne Williamson, my sister, "a side gowne that hath no lynynge," and to John Williamson, my nephew, a shorte gowne." Residue to Jennett Sympson, my niece, and Richard Sympson, and Kateryne Sympson, her children, my executors. Witnesses, Sir Robert Redshawe, Sir John Rokeby, Sir John Robynson, my curate.' Pr. 19 July, 1552, by Janet Sympson. In

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1546 one Richard Threpland was priest of the Chantry of S. John Baptist in the Church of Holy Trinity, King's Court, York (Chantry Surveys).

4 John Robinson, Vicar of Well. Will dated 17 March, 1569. To be buried in the church or churchyard of Well. My cousin Richard Adamson and his wife 10. To Fraunces Wattson and his wife 51. To Patrick Johnson and his wife 5 marks. My godson William Mason, John Marshall and his wife, Thomas Wyllson and his wife. To Bryan Adamson and Robert Adamson 5 marks towards theyr exhibition at the universitie, Godson John Wattson, the two daughters of Robert Newsonn, Margaret Hussey my cosyn at London. Sir William F. vicar of Bardsay, Christopher Hunter, Robert Hunter, William Cooden. My executors to deliver to my cousins Mergery and Agnes Wattson the gifts given them by my deed of gyft now in my custody. Residue to cousin Sir William Adamson, my executor. Witnesses, Sir John Scottson, John

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Frauncis Cooke. Proved 15 July, 1570, by executors. John Scotson was instituted to this vicarage 13 Aug., 12 Eliz. (1570); patron, John Nevill, Lord Latimer.

55 Robert Redshawe, B.D., was master

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of the free school. See under Richmond in 1554.

56 Edward Popeley was instituted 22 Sep., 1549, on the death of John Richardson; patron, Sir Christopher Danby of Thorp Perrow, knt., and appears to have held the living until his death in 1582. He was succeeded by Dionisius Warton, inst. 28 June, 1582; patron, Christopher Jackson, gent.Dennis Warton of Thornton Watlasse, clerke, made his Will 20 June, 1608. To be buried in the chancel of the church of Thornton Watlasse. To my father-in-law, Thomas West, "my best hoose dublit and coate and my graie Nagge. To John West my worse hoose dublit and coate, Dennis Farnam, Jane Lawe, John Hawe. To John Blades, George Lewlinge, Jane Tippinge, Barnard Williamson, Marjerie Dodesworth, Cicilie Atkinson, Widow Wardall, John Hogge, Thomas Parker, John Waggitt, Widow Richmonde, Widow Browne, Widow Lighton, Widow Jackeson, Widow

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Inq. Leonardus Gaill, p. Thomas Brumpton. Will. Gatenbye.

Watson and Marjerie Watson xijd. each. To my brother Adam Warton xxl., 'parte whereof I will that he bestowe upon other my friendes att his dis cretion." To my brother William Warton "my Baie meare and foole." Residue to wife Jane Watson and she execu trix. Witnesses, Gregorie Slater, John Pearson. Pr. 28 July, 1608.

57 John Wandesford, son of Thomas Wandesford of Kirklington, esq.. by Margaret, dau. of Henry Pudsey of Barforth (Foster's Visitations).

58 Thomas Maunsell, instituted 29 May, 1542, on the death of Gilbert Wyke; patron, William Clapham of Beamsley, esq., pro hac vice by grant from William, late Abbot of S. Mary's, York; he held the living until his death and was succeeded by

59 Christopher Beckwith, ordained at Chester, instituted 20 June, 1552; patrons, Matthew Oglethorpe, gent., and Richard Hedon, yeoman, pro hac vice by grant to them, and William Mansfield,

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by William, Abbot of S. Mary's, York, dated 1 Sep., 30 Hen. viii. (1538); on the resignation of Beckwith, Henry Waddington, A.M., was instituted 27 May, 25 Eliz. (1582), patron the Queen, and he was succeeded by Richard Wilson, instituted 20 May, 34 Eliz. (1592), who made his will 15 Jan., 1606, and desired to be buried in the parish church of Burneston, gives the lease of his farm in Harlesay to" my brother Robert Wilson of Boston, lease of farm in Burneston to John Wilson of Burneston, " my eldest brother's son he forgiving me a debt of £17. To Sir Richard Theakston, knight, my good worshipfull frende £40 if he will present at my death my nephew Christopher, son of my brother Robert Wilson. My brother John Wilson. To Christopher and John, sons of my brother Robert Wilson, "all my bookes." My niece Ellen Moolyn. Mr. Humphrey Bogge. To my sister Anne 61. 13s. 4d., to acquit my executors of a bond of 50l. wherein I stand bounden for her to the Alderman of Newarke. To Richard Firby 40s. Residue to brother Robert Wilson, and he executor. Friends

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Mr. Richarde Comyn and Mr. Roger Lassells, supervisors. Witness, Francis Hunton and Charles Cloughe. Codicil, Sir Robert the curate of Pickhill, Christopher Newton. Witnesses, Mr. Edmond Parkinson and Mr. Roger Lascells, dated 25 Jan. 1606. Pr. 7 Feb., 1606, by Robert Wilson. Inventory made 5 Feb., 1606, by John Wilson, the elder, John Wilson, the younger, and Thomas Wilson. Summa totalis, cxxxvl. iiijs. iiijd.

60 John Kaye was priest of the Chantry in the chapel of S. John Baptist at Leeming, founded in 1332. (Surt. Soc., vol. xci., p. 103.)

Will

61 John Coots, vicar of Pickhill. 14 Aug., 1552, to be buried in the church of All Saints, Pickhill. Lancelote Adelwhurt and my sister, his mother and her eldest daughter, Richard Rymer and his mother, Thomas Blakburne, George Gaymell, Richard Raper, John Raper "of the Hall geatt," Thomas Rymer. To Thomas Rymers eldest sone iij yowes, John Rapers eldest son, Elizabeth Raper; John Raper's wife. To

62 For notes 62-65, see next page.

my huswiff ij kye, John Lye's wife and her child (female). Richard Raper, at the day of his entres of William Wasse fermehold of Knaton, shall pay to John Lye iij. vjs. viijd. as he is bound by obligation. Peter T'rname and his eldest daughter. Elizabeth Priest and her eldest daughter. Residue to brothers James Coots and Richard Coots and their eldest sons and they executors. Witness,

Rauf Jakson, priest, Thomas Walker. Pr. 27 Sep. 1552, by the executors. Richard Soulle. curate of Pickhill, made his Will in 1574, and Robert Stace was instituted to Pickhill, 2 Aug., 1580.

62 Thomas Magnus, D.D. Oxon (1520), Archdeacon of the East Riding (1504), Member of the Privy Council: Master of S. Leonard's, York (1529), which house he surrendered to the King in 1539, was a busy diplomatist who during nearly the whole of the reign of Henry viii. was employed in the affairs of the Border, on several occasions being sent as Ambassador to Scotland; he was Receiver in the North for Wolsey, with whom he actively corresponded; was the son of John and Alice Magnus, and born at Newark-on-Trent. where by deed in 1532 he founded a Free school and Song school; he also held the Rectory of Sessay, and dying 28 Aug., 1550, was buried in the chancel of Sessay Church, his grave being marked by a fine brass: the fable which has crystalized round an absurd conjecture as to the origin of his surname will probably survive as long as this beautiful work, of which a drawing will be found in Gill's Vallis Eboracensis. His will is in the Archbishop's Registers at York, xxix., fo. 95; it has not previously been printed. Dated 8 March, 1549, Commits his soul to Almighty God, humblie beseachinge his goodness, &c., "And forasmuche as I receaved the holie sacrament of baptisme within the parishe churche of Newark uponne Trent in the county of Nottingham I therefore yf I shall departe from this uncertane life at my house of Sybthorpe or nyghe towards those parties I bequethe my bodie to be buried in the same parishe churche of Newarke in the Trinitie yle of the myddes of the alter ther," and if at York, then "in the Cathedrall churche ther as nyghe as convenientlie maye be to the tombe of my lord Savege who was my singler good lorde and maister." If buried at York "such convenient expenses to be made as is accustomed after my power honestlie and the worshippe of God of that churche and a sermon to exort the people to lerne to

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die, &c., for which I give 6s. 8d." Albeyt that I am not able to recompense the great goodness that at altimes I founden with my singler goode lorde th erle of Wyllshier and Lord Treasorer of Ingland I do send unto his goode lordeshippe at this time for a poor remembrance [blank] humblie beseachinge his goode Lordshippe to accepte the same poor thinge in good parte." Curate of Church where buried 6s. 8d. 'Also I give and bequethe to Sir Robert Gibson preste a blacke gowne as have oother myne owne prestes at the tyme of my buriall." Sir William Fanshall my parishe preste at Bedall a blacke gowne and five poundes, Sir Thomas Barne my parish preste at Seassye a black gowne and five poundes, Sir John Walker preste a blacke gowne and 40s. Black cloth for garments to every of my servants and they to be kept at meat and drincke at my cost and charges for 6 weeks after my buriall or else to 18d. each per week. Residue of goods to Sir Anthony Nevill of South Leverton, co. Notts., Knt., Wm. Phillipot of Newarkupon-Trent, marchaunt, Clement Watson of Busbie, farmer of my benefice of Bedall, and Edmunde Greneburie of Yorke, draper, executors, to be disposed in charitable acts, and I give them five pounds each and their costs and expenses. Supervisor, the right honble and my verye good lord th erle of Shrewsburie and president of the Kinges moost houble Counsall established in the Northe parties. and I give him a basin and ewer. Witnesses, Mr. Northe and Mr. Whyte, alderman of Yorke, Mr. Garnet, parsonne of the Trinities in Gothoromgate, and Sir Robert Haule, parson of Sancte Dyonesse. Pr. 30 April, 1551, by the

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63 Henry Hilking, or Ilkens, instituted 22 Jan., 1550, on the death of Thomas Magnus; patron, the King, by reason of the minority of Wm. Digby. Let. Pat. 10 Jan., 1550. John Tyms, inst. 22 June, 1570.

64 Thomas Swaldell was one of the priests of the Chantry in this church founded by Brian FitzAlan; he was instituted to the Chantry on the death of John Gamley, 2 Nov., 1542; patron, the King. Let. Pat. 16 April, 1542.

65" There is in the sayde p'yshe one stipendarye priest called John Grege doyng divine s'vice in the sayde churche and teching a gram' scole in the sayde towne for the whiche there are c'ten lands and tenements geven to the yerely value of viil. xis. iiijd." (Chantry Surveys).

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Will. Raweye, non.72

Ric. Geffrayson, in guarris.73
Thomas Parson.

Christopher Pele was succeeded by Francis Jagger, inst. 30 Dec., 1558; patron, Sir Christopher Danby.

Christopher Geffreyson, inst. 24 April, 1542, on the resignation of Oswald Metcalfe; patron, Christopher Metcalfe, for this turn by grant from William, late Abbot of S. Mary's, York; he is probably identical with the cleric of this name who belonged to the Priory of Grey Friars at Richmond, and who was among those who signed the surrender of the house on 19 Jan., 30 Hen. viii. (1538-9), 8 D.K.R., p. 38; he appears at the Visitation of 1562. Gregory Scott was inst. 21 July, 1569, and John Christian 14 July, 1591. Thomas Scott, A.M., "preacher of the Word of God," inst. 19 June, 1576; patron, the Queen.

Probably Gregg. John Gregg was priest of the Chantry of S. James in the

VOL. XIV.

Will. May, p.

Dom. Rob. Ingerton, cur' non.

parish of Catterick (Surt. Soc., vol. xci., p. 113).

69 John Nicholson was one of the Chantry priests.

70 After the death of Christopher Thornton, Christopher Simpson was instituted 25 Sep., 1558; patron, Sir Thomas Tressham, knt., Prior of the house of the Hospital of S. John of Jerusalem. Gilbert Otes, inst. 19 March, 1575; patron, the Queen.

71 John Johnson was priest of the Chantry of S. Andrew's in the Chapel at Great Fencotes in this parish (Surt. Soc., vol. xci., p. 100).

7 William Raw of Marrick, clerk, deceased. Adm. to Miles Herrison of Scrafton, 27 Sep., 1552.

73 He was doubtless engaged on mili. tary service in Scotland.

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