Worle Wills

Collated by Mary Mason.

 

1529 June 15

John Waryng of Worle. To be buried in the churchyard of St. Martin of Worle. Cathedral church of Wells 4d. Parish church of Worle 12d. To the church of Kewstoke 12d.

To the church of Weston 12d. To Agnes W and Isabel W and John and Thomas, mt daughters and sons 4 each.

Overseers: Thomas Waryng, John Coke, William Towky.

Residue to Agnes my wife. (executrix)

Witness: Sir Richard Young, curate, John Taylor and John Leveryng.

Proved August 20 1529.

 

1540

Thomas May of Worle. To be buried in churchyard of Worle.

Church of Wells 4d: Hye auter of Worley a bushel of barley: John May 2 bollockys: Alys May a yearlyng: Church of Worley a bushel of wheat and a bushel of barley:

Agnes May a cow: Isabella May a cow: Gelyam May a yearlyng: Jone May the same: Crystyan May the same:

Reside: John May.

Witnesses: Sir John Shyppard, vicar, Thomas Tayler, John Bustull.

Summa 7 19s 0d.

1540

Feb 20 (Wells Wills)

 

Edmund Maye of Worle: To be buried in churchyard of Worley:

Church of Wellys 4d: Hye auter of Worell 4d: Church of Worley 4d:

Wm: May, Thos Maye, Henry May, Nycholas May, Roger May, Martayne May, Rychard May: Alys May (each) a cow.

Residue: Agnes my wife.

Witnesses: Sir John Shepperd, vicar, John Pedder, Wm: Tokye, Thomas Goosse.

Summa: 19 11s 0d.

1540

Feb 21 (Wells Wills)

Helen Corwall of Worle. To be buried in churchyard of Worley:

All my goods to Robert Underwode.

Witnesses: Sir John Shepperd, vicar, John Leversege, Robert Fesse.

Summa: None given.

1546

William Tuckye of Worle.

To be buried in the churchyard of Worle. To the high alter of the same church, for tithes forgotten, ij.d. To the mother church of Wells ij.d. To John, son of Nicholas Tuckye, my best brass pot and a wether.

To Nicholas, my son my next best pan, a malt mill, a pipe vat, iij. whitches all my plough gear and a table board. The residue to Agnys my wife, whom I make executrix.

Witness: Phelippe Collins, vicar, John Thomas, Thomas Gosse with others.

Dated 20 February 1546. Proved in the Cathedral church of Wells 10 May 1546.

 

1554

Thomas Warryn of Worle.

To be buried in the churchyard of St. Martin in Worle. To St. Andrew iii.j.d. To the church of Worle xij.d. to the church of Banwell xij.d. To every child of Davy Warren vj.s viij.d..To every child of Elizabeth Davis vj.s. viij.d.

To every child of Anis Clerke vj.s. viij.d. the residue to Davy Warren my son, whom I make my exector.

Witness: Philyppe Collins, vicar there. Thomas Day, clerk, Robert Lewse, Richard Clerke, and others.

Dated 8 Jan 1554. Proved at Wells, 8 January 1554/5.

 

1546

John Bustyll of Worle.

To be buried in the churchyard of St. Marten in Worle. To John my son a cow and the iron bound of a wain. To Johan my daughter a cow and a heifer.

To Thomas my son a coa and a mare. To Isabell my daughter a cow and a heifer. To the high altar for tithes forgotten ij.d. To the mother chuch of Wells ij.d.

To the church of St. Marten in Worle half a bushel of barley. The residue to Joan my wife, whom I make my executrix.

Witness: Sir Phelippe Collins, vicar, Thomas Taylor, John May and John Meekes.

Dated 27 March 1546. Proved 10 May 1546.