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3951 Will of Sir John Younge of Bristol, Gloucestershire 26 November 1589 PROB 11/74
Sir John Younge, described as of the city of Bristol, Knight, made his will on the 5th January, 28 Elizabeth (1585-6).
To be buried in the Cathedral of Bristol at the upper end of the quire on the right hand, amongst the seats there/with a vault under the same, by the right pattern of the tomb of Alderman Bonde in St. Ellen's Church, London. To Dame Joan my wife my dwelling house in Bristol, she to live in it live months every year ; mentions his son Robert Younge, under 21, my Manor of Haselbury, Wilts, Rectory of Abbotsbury, Dorset, which I purchased to my said wife for her jointure. Appoints Nicholas Wadham and George Snigge his executors ; mentions his two daughters (without naming them) and his sister Margaret Marty.

IXTEENTH-CENTURY BRISTOL. All rights reserved Sixteenth-Century Bristol (Originally published under the title of "THE CORPORATION OF BRISTOL IN THE OLDEN TIME") JOHN LATIMER, 1908
...Early in the reign of Elizabeth a gentleman named John Young, who had estates in Dorset and Wilts, determined to settle in this city, where several of his ancestors had been men of mark ; and having taken up his residence in the above Friary, he resolved on constructing an imposing mansion on the site. In February, 1568, he accordingly purchased the old building from Alderman Chester, and proceeded so vigorously with the erection of his " Great House " that it served, in 1574, for the fitting reception of Queen Elizabeth and her numerous suite during her week's sojourn, during which its owner was knighted in reward for his hospitality. Sir John was not s3,tisfied 120 SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRISTOL. with this capacious residence. In 1578 he purchased from the Corporation the remaining part of their estate, consisting of a house and garden previously in the occupation of Nicholas Thome, and he at the same time acquired Rowland's Lodge and garden on Stony Hill. On this latter spot he forthwith set about the construction of the large mansion now known as the Red Lodge, the beautiful internal decoration of which remains to attest his cultivated taste and ample means. Sir John died in 1589, and it may be noted that at the usual inquest held by the Crown to discover the extent of his estates the jury declared on their oaths that the yearly value of the Great House was 40s., and that of the Red Lodge 20s. Their late owner left an only son, Robert, then 19 years of age. Within seven years of his attaining his majority, this young man appears to have dissipated most of his fortune, and to have been over head and ears in debt ; and on March 29th, 1599, being about to adventure as a soldier in Ireland, and desirous of protecting his Bristol estate from seizure by creditors, he conveyed both the mansions to his half-brother, Nicholas Strangeways, their mother's right to reside in the Great House for life being reserved. Strangeways probably disposed of the Red Lodge, but nothing more is recorded about it in the Great Red Book at the Council House. The prodigal returned from Ireland, where he obtained the title of knight, but was probably poorer than ever. Soon afterwards, in conjunction with Strangeways, he sold the Great House for £660 to Sir Hugh Smyth, of Long Ashton, and then vanished from history, nothing being known of his ultimate fate.
Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet,: Containing a Series of Elegant Views ...

...The 20th Elizabeth it was in the possession of Sir John Young, whose son and heir, Robert Young, of Haselborough, in the county of Wilts, sold this house, S8th March 1599, then newly built, and occupied by sir John Young's widow, to Nicholas Strangeways, of Bradly, in the county of Gloucester, esq. Queen Elizabeth, on coming to Bris tol, kept her court and held a council at this house; and it was the usual residence of the nobility visiting the city.

Will of John Younge, Merchant of Bristol, Gloucestershire 11 July 1597 PROB 11/90
Sir John Younge, described as of the city of Bristol, Knight, made his will on the 5th January, 28 Elizabeth (1585-6). To be buried in the Cathedral of Bristol at the upper end of the quire on the right hand, amongst the seats there with a vault under the same, by the right pattern of the tomb of Alderman Bonde in St. Ellen's Church, London. To Dame Joan my wife my dwelling 1 Iikj. house in Bristol, she to live in it live months every year ; mentions his son Robert Younge, under 21, my Manor of Haselbury, Wilts, Rectory of Abbotsbury, Dorset, which I purchased to my said wife for her jointure ; appoints Nicholas Wadham and George Snigge his executors ; mentions his two daughters (without naming them) and his sister Margaret Marty .
National Archives:[no title] 5535/2 1577 February 20 Contents:
Bargain & Sale - John Bumpas of Bewdeley, Worc., and Alice his wife to Sir John Yonge. (For copy of PCC will of Sir John Younge see xerox copies of documents not in B.R.O. no. 96) of Bristol and Robert Sandford of Bristol, merchant - 8 garden grounds and all buildings thereon in the parishes of St. Michael and St. Augustine.
Consideration: £60

[no title] 5535/8 1599 March 26 Contents:
Mortgage for £120 subject to demise in (6) - Robert Younge of Haselbury, Wilts., esq., to Thomas Arthur of Bristol, gent. - Redd Lodge in the parish of St. Michael lately built by Sir John Younge, dec'd., and all grounds belonging excepting one garden sold to George Whyte.

Survey of Smuggling in Bristol, 15 May 1565
Source: Transcribed by Evan Jones (2003)
Manuscript: PRO E 159/350 Hil. 351 r,v,seq.
....And overmore we fynde that all the officers of the custumehowse
of this porte be resident uppon their offices theare savinge John Younge esquier one of the custumers there who hathe his deputie one Thomas Warren which John Younge upon his personal Answer saithe that he hath a dispensacon from the quenes highness for his nonresidence upon the same office/ And fynally we saie that as unto all other ~ ~ offences disorders trespaces and transgressions mencyoned and expressed in the saide commyssion commytted or perpetrated within the porte of ~ ~ Bristoll or countie of the same sithens the firste daye of Januarie in the fyvethe yere of the reigne of the quenes majestie that nowe is we can have no advertysemente therof by any meanes or waies....
Transactions - Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society >" Transactions for the Year 1890-91.
At the Inquisition, taken after his death for the county of Dorset, the jurors find that he died seized of the Manor and Advowson of Abbotsbury in that county, and it is mentioned that he lived at Brandon-on-the-Hill in the county of the city of Bristol, and the jurors say that he died on the 4th September last, and that Robert Yonge is his son and nearest heir, and was aged 18 years on the 1st February last.
It appears from the Inquisition taken at Calne, 2nd October, 31 Eliz. (1588), after the death of Sir John Younge, that by charter dated 10th February, 7 Elizabeth (1585), he demised to William Poole [Pole] of Shute, co. Devon, and Edmund Downing, the Rectory of the Church of Abbotsbury with the advowson of the same and all the tithes of the parish lately belonging to the dissolved Monastery of Abbotsbury, and also the Rectory of Rendcome in the county of Gloucester, to hold to the use of the said John Younge and Johanna his wife and the heirs of the said John. The jurors also found that he had long been seized of the Manor of Halesbury with appurtenances, in the co. of Wilts, and of 6 messuages and 40 acres of land, meadow, and pasture, in Boxe, and of the Rectory and Advowson of Boxe ' and Waddes- wick, with two messuages with appurtenances in the same county, and so thereof being seized on the 10th January, 28th Elizabeth, (1585-6) by indenture, demised the said premises in Wilts to Richard Fitz James. Esq., and George Snygge, Esq., from immediately after the death of the said John, for the term of 13 years at a certain rent ; and the jurors further say that the said John Younge, long before his death, was seized in his demesne as of fee of a certain capital messuage called " White Friars," with appurtenances, and also of one garden, one orchard, with appurtenances in the county of the city of Bristol ; and of certain premises called Waterhouse with garden and adjacent land, and also of one other messuage, called a Lodge, also of one old barne, &c. ; and on the 10th January, 28 Elizabeth (15S5-6), he granted by indenture all the said premises to George Snygge, Esq., from immediately after the death of the said John, to hold until Michaelmas, 1592 [the year in which his son and heir would attain the full age of 22 years as prescribed in his father's will], at the rent of £3 annually ; and further, the jurors say that the said John being so seized, made his last will, dated loth January, 1585-6, in which he gave to his executors all the rents issuing out of his lands and tenements (the Rectory and Parsonage of Abbotsbury, which he had bought to the use of his wife in recompense of dower, only excepted), to hold to them until his son should attain his full age of twenty-two years, to the performance of this his last will, &c, Ac. And the jurors further say that the said John Younge, being of all the said premises seized, died seized, and that Anna sic [1 Johanna] his wife is still living at Bristol. And they say that the Rectory of Abbotsbury is worth £10 per annum ; that the Manor of Halsbury is held of Robert Bayard, Esq., by military service by the moiety of one knight's fee, and that it is worth, beyond reprises, £10 per annum ; and that the aforesaid six messuages in Boxe are held of William F in free socage and are of the value of 40s., and that the rectory of Boxe and the advowson of the church, &c, in Boxe and Waddiswick are held of the Queen in capite by the 40th part of one knight's fee, and the value is £4 ; and that the aforesaid capital messuage with appurtenances is worth per annum 40s., but by what tenure held the jurors are ignorant ; and that the lodge and other premises are worth 20s. per annum, but by what tenure held the jurors are ignorant. And the jurors say further that the aforesaid John Younge held no other lands in the counties aforesaid, and that he died on the 4th September next before the taking of this Inquisition, and that Robert Younge is the son and nearest heir of the said John Younge, Knight, and was aged 18 years on the 19th February last past.
Dame Joane Younge, described " of Bristol, Widow," made her will on 1st April, 1603 : gives £150 for her funeral, poor of Abbotsbury £20, my son Nicholas Strangways, my daughter Ann Bridgman, my late husband Sir Giles Strangways, Joan Buller [Butler ?], my daughter's child, my daughter Boteler. To my daughter Fitz James a silver bason worth £20 ; to my daughter Lady Elizabeth Berkeley a cup worth £10; my brother Nicholas Wadham, Esq. and Nicholas Strangways, my son, Exo'rs Codicil ; to Peregrine Young £200, at 23, after the decease of my son-in-law John Fitz James, Esq., and of my son-in-law Nicholas Boteler, Esq.

John Wadham, the father of Dame Joan, in his will dated 1st April, 1577, mentions all the children of "my son Sir John Yonge," Robert, Jane, and Margaret Younge. Robert Young, son and heir of Sir John, was born on 1st July, 1570, and on attaining the age of 21 years in 1591, he again proved his father's will, 3 and afterwards entered into possession of his father's real estates, except the Manor of Hazelbury and the Advowson of the Rectory of Abbotsbury, which Sir John in his will states he had purchased to his wife in redemption of her jointure, and which Sir Robert inherited after his mother's death. On the 18th April, 1604, he received the honour of knighthood at Whitehall from King James I., when he was described as of Som- erset. He might then have been residing at Easton-in-Gordano, which belonged to him, or at Halsbury, which had then devolved upon him. He appears to have bee.i twice married, but we 1 Prob. P.C.C. 25th Nov., 1589, and again by Robert Younge, 26th b., 1591 (9.'5 Leicester). - Prob. 7th Feb., 1603-4. P.C.C. (60 Stafford). 3 Prob. P.C.C. (93 Leicester). Notes on the Family of Yonge. 2-43 do not know the name of either of his wives. His half-sister, Ann Bridgman, of Badminton Magna, Gloucester, widow, nee Strangwayes, in her will dated loth February, 1G06, 1 names " Elizabeth Young, daughter of Sir Robert Young by his first wife." She also names Peregrine Young, son of my brother, Sir Robert Young, and also Nicholas Young, son of Sir Robert Young. This difference of description between Elizabeth and her brothers would seem to imply that the latter were by a second wife. We have not at present been able to obtain any further information relative to Sir Robert Young. No Inquisition post mortem is found in the Record Office. He probably survived until the Great Rebellion, when the Ecclesiastical Courts were abolished, and Inquisitions post mortem ceased to be taken. No will of him, nor of his sons Nicholas or Peregrine, are recorded in the Probate Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, nor in the Diocesan Registry at Wells. If proved at Bristol they would have been destroyed by the disastrous fire caused by the Bristol rioters in 1832. Peregrine Young, son of Sir Robert, would appear to have married Theophila, daughter of John Butcher, or Bowcher, Alder- man of Bristol, and relict of Thrupp, provided Mr. Young's name, as used in Mr. Butcher's will, dated 30th January, 1621, viz., " Pellegrine," may be accepted as a corruption of Peregrine. 2 i Prob. 8th July, 1606. Further adm° 12th November, 1682. P.C.C. (60 Stafford). 2 Prob. 15th March, 1622-3. P.C.C. (22 Swansea).
 
Younge, John
 
3952 A Margaret Young marries a Nicholas Butler 1582 at Stinton, Dorset?

Will of William Boteler(coincidence of Great Badminton? See Ann Bridgeman will of Great Badminton??)
BOTELER, William - of Great Badminton, Glouc., Esq., 1575/6 [18 Eliz I]
I have limitted and appointed all my manors, lands, etc., in Gloucestershire after my decease to the use of the executors of my last will and testament for the term of 40 years or under, as by writing indented dated 20 Jul [18 Eliz I], between me and Henry NEWTON of East Harptree, Somerset, Esq., interest and estate of my brother Robert BOTELER; my daughters Frauncys BOTELER and Elizabeth BOTELER - £500; to my sister Margaret at her marriage - £200; to my brother Edmond BOTELER - annuity of £5; if I should die without male issue, my brother Robert shall have my manors; to brothers William BOTELER and Henry BOTELER - annuity of £4 until they be advanced unto some copyhold lands for term of there lives in possession within the manors of Great Badmanton or Hawkesbury of the yearly value of £6,13s.,4d.; to my son Nicholas BOTELER - all my goods and chattles.
Executors: friends Thomas THROCKM{OR}TON, Thomas IVYE Esquires, and Robert BOTELER gent.
Overseers: Sir Nicholas POINTZ, Sir Richard BARKELYE, knights, and Henry NEWTON, Esq.
Proved at London 9 Nov 1586 (PCC) by Francis CLERK, n.p., attorney of Robert BOTELER, one of the executors. PRO Ref: PROB 11/69
Badminton belonged from the mid-13th century to the Boteler family, who continued as successful gentry into the 16th century. By the early 17th century, however, Nicholas Boteler was in financial difficulties and in 1612 was obliged to sell Badminton to Edward, fourth Earl of Worcester
National Archives:
Counterpart of Deed of Feoffment SAS/PN/799 24 Jul 1595
Contents: By NYCHOLAS BOTELER of Great Badminton, esq., to JEROM VIZER als VISAR of Hawkesburye, yoman, - for £200 - of the scyte of the manor, capital messuage and farm of Hawkesbury called Hawkesburyes Barnes within the manor, lordship or parish of Hawkesburye And all houses, lands &c. belonging And all the sheepe sleight pasture ground and feeding for shepe to be kept and fedd in or upon the grounds called Swangrove in Hawkesburye And all the tythes of corne and haye and one moiety of the tithes of lambes out of the premises Together with a parcel of wood and woody ground containing 4 acres and 7.skore Lugges appointed out to be enclosed out of a coppice called Hennell Coppice in Hawkesburye. Rent, £11.0.10
Signature, Jerom. Visar and seal
Witnesses:- Jhon Brydgs, Thomas Erbury, Ralphe Mason
Counterpart of Lease SAS/PN/811 15 Jan 1602 Contents:
By NICHOLAS BOTELER of Great Badminton esq., and MARGARET his wife, to RICHARD STIFFE of Ingeston in Hawkesbury, carpenter, Whereby After reciting Lease of 20 May, 39 Eliz. (No. SAS/PN/802) And an Assignment of 21 Sep., 40 Eliz. by Richard Marten and Alexander Marten to William Marten of North Nybly
The said Nicholas Boteler and Margaret - for £10 - demised to the said Richard Stiffe the said premises. Term, 99 years, if the said Richard Stiffe, Katherine his wife and Richard Stiffe their son or any of them should so long live. Rent, 20s.7d
Mark of Ri. Stiffe, seal gone
Witnesses:- Robt. Bishoppe, Richard Smythe, Richard Tounesend, Thomas Walter
In the mid C12, Redlynch belonged to Henry Lovel of Castle Cary (d 1194). The estate continued in the possession of Henry Lovel’s descendants until the late C14, when it seems to have been acquired by James FitzJames (d c 1391) (VCH 1999). James FitzJames’ great-grandson, Sir John, Chief Justice of the King’s Bench, owned a house at Redlynch which in 1538 included a great chamber over a parlour. Sir John FitzJames died c 1542, and was succeeded by his cousin, Sir Nicholas, who improved the house. In 1617, Sir Nicholas’ nephew, John FitzJames, sold Redlynch to Sir Robert Gorges of Bristol, with whose family the property remained until it was conveyed in 1672 to Sir Stephen Fox in settlement of a debt (ibid).

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Norton of Abbots Leigh, etc. DD\SAS\C/795/BK/19 1618 1 doc
Contents: Agreement: Nicholas Botiller of Devizes(co.Wilts.)esq., and wife Margt., and Geo.Norton of Abbots Leigh, esq., and Nich.Strangways of Melbury Sampford (co.Dorset), esq; reciting that Botiller has delivered £1000 to Norton, etc., of which £300 has been repaid; and agreeing that the remaining £700 is to be held to the benefit of Botiller and his wife, and their children. 17 Nov.16 Jas.I
[Also listed by Winstanley as APD 94].
 
Younge, Margaret
 
3953 May be the "Nicholas Young" mentioned as cousin in the will of Dorothy Wadham(nee Petre) in 1618?

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Will of Nicholas Younge of London 26 April 1654 PROB 11/237
Will of Nicholas Younge, Gentleman of London 12 November 1619 PROB 11/134
 
Younge, Nicholas
 
3954 Robert Young, son and heir of Sir John, was born on 1st July, 1570. His grandfather John Wadham, the father of Dame Joan, his mother, in his will dated 1st April, 1577, mentions all the children of "my son Sir John Yonge,"- Robert, Jane, and Margaret Younge.
On attaining the age of 21 years in 1591, he proved his father's will, and afterwards entered into possession of his father's real estates, except the Manor of Hazelbury and the Advowson of the Rectory of Abbotsbury, which Sir John in his will states he had purchased to his wife in redemption of her jointure, and which Sir Robert inherited after his mother's death.
When knighted in April 1604 he was living in Somersetshire. Earlier he was of Haselbury, Wiltshire. Robert Younge's lifestyle was dissolute and resulted in him mortgaging family property in the 1590s and being forced to sell it in 1603.
He may have been twice married.
His half-sister, Ann Bridgman, of Badminton Magna, Gloucester, widow, nee Strangwayes, in her will dated 10 th February, 1606, names "Elizabeth Young, daughter of Sir Robert Young by his first wife." She also names Peregrine Young, son of my brother, Sir Robert Young, and also Nicholas Young, son of Sir Robert Young. This difference of description between Elizabeth and her brothers seems to imply children by differnt mothers.

No will of him, nor of his sons Nicholas or Peregrine have been found to date. Peregrine Young, son of Sir Robert, married Theophila, daughter of John Butcher, or Bowcher, Alderman of Bristol, and widow of a Thrupp. He is named in the will of John Bowcher in 1620.


National Archives [no title] 5535/6 1595 May 15 Contents:
Demise for 40 years by way of Mortgage for £100. - Robert Younge of Haselbury (Wilts.)., esq., to William Winter of Bristol, esq.- messuage lately built by Sir John Younge commonly called the lodge on Mighell Hill.
[no title] 5535/8 1599 March 26 Contents:
Mortgage for £120 subject to demise in (6) - Robert Younge of Haselbury, Wilts., esq., to Thomas Arthur of Bristol, gent. - Redd Lodge in the parish of St. Michael lately built by Sir John Younge, dec'd., and all grounds belonging excepting one garden sold to George Whyte.

[no title] 5535/10 1599 March 28 Contents: Bargain & Sale, subject to demise in (6) - Robert Younge and Thomas Arthur to Nicholas Strangwayes of Bradley, Glos., esq. - premises as in (8). Consideration: £100

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Will of Thomas Yong or Yonge, Merchant of Bristol, Gloucestershire 12 August 1628 PROB 11/154
 
Younge, Robert
 
3955 Left will dated 1579.
Can not be this old at time of death? Talks about his mother in law and unmarried children in his will?? Second marriage?? 
Younger, Richard Richmond the
 
3956 Will of Sir John Zouche 12 June 1585 PROB 11/68
 
Zouche, John
 
3957 From www.oxford-shakespeare.com/Probate/PRO

SUMMARY: The document below is the Prerogative Court of Canterbury copy of the will, dated 1 August 1541 and proved 22 July 1544, of Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Peche, first cousin of Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford, second wife of John de Vere (1442-1513), 13th Earl of Oxford. The testatrix was born Elizabeth Scrope, the daughter and co-heir of Robert Scrope, the third son of Henry Scrope (1418-1458/9), 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton, and his wife, Elizabeth Scrope (d. 10 May 1504), the daughter of John Scrope (b. c. 1388, d. 15 November 1455), 4th Baron Scrope of Masham, Lord Treasurer of England, and his wife, Elizabeth Chaworth (d.1466?). Through his grandparents, Richard Scrope (d. 29 August 1420), 3rd Lord Scrope of Bolton, and Margaret Neville (d.1463/4), daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Margaret Stafford (d. 9 June 1396), Robert Scrope was descended from Geoffrey Plantagenet (1113-1151), King Henry II (1133-1189) and King Edward I (1239-1307) of England. See Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2004), pp. 254-5, 538-1, 645, 670-3; the entry for Scrope of Masham in The Complete Peerage, p. 564-6; and the entries for Henry Scrope (c.1376-1415), 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham, and John Scrope (1437/8-1498), 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton in the online edition of The Dictionary of National Biography. Robert Scrope married Katherine Zouche by dispensation dated 9 November 1469 (see Gibbons, A., Ely Episcopal Records (Lincoln: James Williamson, 1891), p. 225, available online), and by her had four daughters: Elizabeth, the testatrix; Anne, who married Thomas Redman of Bossall; Margaret, a nun at Barking; and Agnes. The testatrix leaves bequests in the will below to her sister Anne Redman, and to Anne Redman’s daughter, Dame Anne Willestropp, and granddaughter, Eleanor Willestropp. She also leaves a bequest to her unmarried sister, Anne Scrope, and to her sister, Dame Margaret Scrope, formerly a nun at Barking. This would appear to be the same Dame Margaret Scrope mentioned in the will of Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont De Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford:
Item, I give & bequeath to my cousin, Dame Margaret Scrope, five pounds in money. Both the testatrix and her sister, Dame Margaret Scrope, were first cousins of the Countess.
For the Scrope pedigree, see Norcliffe, Charles Best, ed., The Visitation of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1563 by William Flower, Vol. 16, (London: Harleian Society, 1881), p. 280, available online. For the Redman pedigree, see Greenwood, William, The Redmans of Levens and Harewood, (Highgate: Titus Wilson, 1905), pp. 117-19, available online. The testatrix married Sir John Peche (d.1522). The couple had no children. The testatrix’ first cousin, Margaret (nee Scrope) de la Pole (d.1515), widow of Edmund de la Pole (1472?-1513), 8th Earl of Suffolk, a claimant to the throne who was executed in 1513, lived with the testatrix and Sir John Peche (d.1522) during the last years of her life (see Harris, Barbara J., English Aristocratic Women 1450-1550 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 173, available online).

Two of the testatrix’ executors were the courtiers William Fitzwilliam (c.1490-1542), Earl of Southampton, and his stepbrother, Sir Anthony Browne (c.1500-1548). William Fitzwilliam (c.1490-1542), Earl of Southampton, was a younger son of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (d. 1498) of Aldwark and his wife, Lucy (d. 1534), daughter and coheir of John Neville, first Marquess Montagu, and niece of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick (the Kingmaker). Sir Anthony Browne (c.1500-1548), was the son of Sir Anthony Browne (d. 1506) and his wife, Lucy (d. 1534), widow of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (d.1498) of Aldwark, Yorkshire, and daughter and coheir of John Neville, Marquess Montagu. Thus, these two executors were stepbrothers, both being the sons of Lucy Neville (d.1534). The testatrix refers to Sir Anthony Browne (c.1500-1548) as her ‘cousin’. This may be because the testatrix’ mother, Elizabeth Scrope (d. 10 May 1504) was the sister of Thomas Scrope (c. 1430-1475), 5th Lord Scrope of Masham, whose son, Thomas Scrope (b. c.1459, d. 23 April 1493), 6th Lord Scrope of Masham, married Elizabeth Neville (d.1515), the sister of Lucy Neville (d.1534). For the will of Elizabeth Neville Scrope Wentworth (d.1515), mentioning her sister, Lucy Neville (d.1534), see Testamenta Eboracensia, Vol. V, pp. 50-2, available online. It is also of interest that Henry Scrope (b. c. 1373, beheaded 5 August 1415), 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham, elder brother of the testatrix’s grandfather, John Scrope (b. c. 1388, d. 15 November 1455), 4th Baron Scrope of Masham, is the Lord Scrope who is implicated in the Cambridge conspiracy in the anonymous play Sir John Oldcastle, and is the Lord Scrope of Masham who is executed for his alleged part in that conspiracy in Act II, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s Henry V. It is also of interest that the testatrix’ relations are known to have been owners of books and manuscripts:
The children and grandchildren of Henry, Fourth Baron Scrope of Bolton and his wife, Elizabeth Scrope (a distant cousin) were avid readers and patrons of vernacular literature, especially the women. See Wada, Yoko, ed., A Companion to Ancrene Wisse (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2003), p.166, available online.
For the will of the testatrix’ first cousin Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford, see TNA PROB 11/27, ff. 84-6. For the will of the testatrix’ first cousin Mary (nee Scrope) Jerningham Kingston (d.1548), see TNA PROB 11/32, ff. 168-9. For the will of the testatrix’ first cousin, Margaret (nee Scrope) de la Pole (d.1515), see TNA PROB 11/18, ff. 44-5. For the will of the testatrix’ husband, Sir John Peche (d.1522), see TNA PROB 11/20, ff. 200-1.
RM: Testamentum Elizabethe Peche

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES PROB 11/30, ff. 92-3 3
In the name of God, Amen. The first day of August in the year of Our Lord God a thousand five hundred forty and one and in the 33rd year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Henry the Eight, I, Dame Elizabeth Peche, widow, sometime wife of Sir John Peche of Lullingstone in the county of Kent, knight, deceased, being in good, whole and perfect memory, lauded be Almighty God, make, ordain and declare this my present testament and last will in manner and form following, that is to say:
First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, my Saviour, Maker and Redeemer, and to his Blessed Mother Saint Mary, and to all the holy company of heaven, and my body to be buried in the parish church of Lullingstone aforesaid within the tomb where the said Sir John Peche, my late husband, lieth buried;
Item, I bequeath to the high altar of the said parish church of Lullingstone ten shillings sterling;
Item, I bequeath to the high altar of the parish church of Eynsford ten shillings sterling;
Item, I bequeath to the parish church of Shoreham six shillings eight pence sterling;
Item, I will that mine executors shall cause a trental of Masses to be said within the said
parish church of Lullingstone the day of my decease if they can get so many priests, and
if they cannot, then the same to be done as soon after my decease as it conveniently may
be, and likewise I will that one other trental be said in the said church of Lullingstone at
my month’s mind;
Item, I will that mine executors give and dispose in deeds of charity amongst the poor
people next inhabiting to the said parish of Lullingstone at my burial forty shillings
sterling or more, to be distributed by the discretion of mine executors, to pray for my
soul, and likewise at my month’s mind other forty shillings or more in like manner to be
divided, distributed and dealt;
Item, I will that a priest be found to pray for my soul, my husband, Sir John Peche[‘s]
soul, our friends’ souls, and all Christian souls by the space of five years or more next
after my decease as mine executors shall think convenient to be done;
Item, I bequeath unto my singular good Lord, the Earl of Southampton, Lord Privy Seal,
two gilt bowls;
Item, I bequeath to George Harte, my godson, a gilt cup with a cover;
Item, I bequeath to every one of my gentlewomen that shall happen to wait upon me at
the time of my decease ten shillings sterling;
Item, I bequeath to every one of my menservants that shall happen to be in my service at
the time of my decease, over and above his or their wages due to them at the time of my
decease, six shillings eight pence sterling;
Item, I bequeath to my sister, Agnes Redman, a gilt salt pounced with a cover, four gilt
goblets with a cover, seven spoons with knops, the bed that I lie in wholly as it standeth,
one other bed in the chamber within the King’s great chamber as it standeth, five other
featherbeds of the meaner sort, a garnish of pewter vessel, all my kitchen stuff which I
shall leave not bequeathed in this my will, seven pair of sheets, four tablecloths, if there
be so many left, the hangings in my parlour, three chests, four coffers such as she will
choose, six cushions, two carpets, one of them long and the other short;
Item, I bequeath to my sister, Agnes Scrope, one hanging of red and green say which
hangeth in the chamber over the gate, and a white silver goblet;
Item, I bequeath to my sister, Dame Margaret Scrope, sometime a nun at Barking, five
pounds sterling;
Item, I bequeath to Agnes Goldwell, wife to James Goldwell, a gilt cup with a rose in the
top of the cover and a lion in the bottom, three silver spoons with knops, three plain
spoons, a plain silver goblet, one featherbed, a bolster, a counterpoint, one little cover
such as my sister, Anne, shall appoint, a bed of wainscot, the featherbed, the bolster, the
bed of white and green satin with the curtains and counterpoint as it standeth in the
chamber over the nursery, one brass pot, one kettle, two spits and one chafing-dish;
Item, I bequeath to Elizabeth Goldwell, daughter of the said Agnes Goldwell, a plain
goblet of silver and six pounds thirteen shillings four pence to her marriage in money or
money worth to be paid and delivered to her in the day of her marriage, and if she happen
to decease before she be married then I will that the said six pounds thirteen shillings four
pence in money or money worth shall remain to her brethren to find them to school with;
Item, I bequeath to John Goldwell, son of the said Agnes, forty shillings sterling, and to
George, her son, forty shillings sterling;
Item, I bequeath to my niece, Dame Anne Willestropp, a cross of gold with a ruby and a
diamond, and my twelve beads of gold, with a ring of gold with a little cross;
Item, I bequeath to my niece, Elizabeth Kirkeby, my ring with a flat diamond;
Item, I bequeath to Eleanor Willestropp, daughter of my said niece, Dame Anne Willestropp, my drinking cruse of silver and gilt with two ears and a cover with a scutcheon with a pomegranate;
Item, I bequeath unto each one of my maiden-servants being with me at the time of my decease ten shillings sterling;
Item, I bequeath to my chaplain, Sir John Dean, parson of Lullingstone, to pray for my
soul, one cup of silver and gilt, such one as mine executors will assign and appoint, one
white silver goblet, two gilt spoons, two cushions and a short carpet;
Item, I bequeath to John Whytwood, my steward, my cup of silver and gilt [+with?] a
lion in the top and also having a lion in the bottom of the said cup, and one white silver
goblet;
Item, I bequeath to my friend, Sir John Baker, knight, my greatest cup of silver double gilt
which I have used to lend to be borne before brides at their marriages and the covering of
the same fashioned like a standing cup, and one of my greatest standard coffers;
Item, I bequeath to my Lady Baker my plate box of silver;
Item, I bequeath to Mary Baker a pair of long small beads of jet and gold with an image
with a stone;
Item, I bequeath to Sir John Garland, priest, a featherbed and all that belongeth to it, and
two of my spoons silver with knops;
Item, I bequeath to Master Robert Johnson two gilt spoons with knops, to pray for my
soul;
Item, I bequeath to Mistress Page a goblet parcel gilt without a cover;
Item, I bequeath to Alice Sandbache a featherbed and a bolster and ten shillings in money;
The residue of all ready my [sic] money, plate, jewels, stuff of household, corn, cattle and
other my goods as well movable as unmovable whatsoever they be, over and above my
debts and funerals contented and paid, I give and bequeath to mine executors hereafter
named, they to dispose and order the same as by their discretions they shall think
expedient and convenient;
And of this my said testament and last will I make and ordain the same right honourable
and my singular good Lord the Earl of Southampton, the said Sir John Baker, my sister,
Anne Redmayne, John Whitwood, my steward, and Sir John Dean, parson of
Lullingstone, mine executors, praying the same mine executors that they will see this my
present testament performed and kept as my special trust is in them;
In witness whereof to this my present testament and last will I have set my sign the day
and year abovesaid. Elizabeth Peche. Per me Iohannem Baker. Per me Iohannem Deane
clericum. Per me John Garland, Anne Redmayne, Agnes Goldwell. Per me Alexandram
Courthopp. Per me Thomam Godfrey.
By this codicil made the 27th day of May the 36th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord
King Henry the 8th, King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and in
earth of the Church of England and also of Ireland Supreme Head, I, Dame Elizabeth
Peche, widow, will, devise and ordain that where I, the same Dame Elizabeth, by my
testament and last will bearing date the first day of August the 33rd year of the reign of
our said Sovereign Lord have made and ordained the right honourable Lord Earl of
Southampton and late Lord Privy Seal one of mine executors, who is now deceased and
departed to Almighty God, whose soul God pardon, and by the same have bequeathed to
the same late Earl two gilt bowls, and where also I gave by the same will unto Eleanor
Willstropp, now deceased, a drinking cruse of silver and gilt with two ears and a cover
with a scutcheon with a pomegranate, and farther by the same testament gave and
bequeathed unto John Whitwood, now deceased, a cup of silver and gilt with the cover
having a lion on the top and also having a lion in the bottom, and one silver goblet, and
unto Alice Sandrach(?) a featherbed and a bolster and ten shillings in money, I will and
ordain by this present writing that as well the same my legacies and bequests as the
assignment of the said Earl to be one of my executors shall be utterly void and of none
effect, and I will, ordain and make by this my present codicil my well-beloved cousin, Sir
Anthony Browne, knight, one of mine executors in the stead and place of the said late
Earl, and do give and bequeath unto him for his pains and labours to be taken by him in
that behalf two of my gilt bowls;
Item, I give and bequeath to Agnes Goldwell one of my white silver bowls pounced;
Item, I give and bequeath unto Mistress Page one featherbed and a bolster;
And by this present codicil I ratify, affirm and confirm all other my legacies, bequests,
gifts and making and assignment of mine other executors in the same my testament made,
bequeathed, given and appointed, desiring my said cousin, Sir Anthony Browne, and
other mine executors in my said testament named to see my said testament in and by all
things performed and fulfilled as my special trust is in them. John Baker, Stephen
Keymys, Steven Dowle(?), Annes Holwell.

Probatum fuit suprascriptum Testamentum vnacum Codicillo annexo xxijdo Die mensis Iulij Anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo quarto Ac approbatum et insinuatum Commissaque fuit Administracio omnium et singulorum bonorum Iurium et creditorum antedictam Defunctam et eius testamentum qualitercunque concernentium Domino Anthonio Browne militi preclari ordinis Garterij militi Domino Iohanni Baker militi Agnete Redmayne et Iohanni Dean clerico Executoribus in huiusmodi testamento nominatis De bene et fideliter administrando etc Ac de Pleno et fideli Inuentario etc Necnon de plano et vero Compoto etc inde Reddendo ad sancta Dei Euangelia in Persona xpoferi Robynson notarij publici Procuratoris dictorum Executorum in hac parte Legitime constituti Iuratis

[=The above-written testament together with the codicil annexed was proved on the 22nd day of the month of July in the year of the Lord the thousand five hundred forty-fourth, and probated and entered, and administration was granted of all and singular the goods, rights and credits whatsoever concerning the aforesaid deceased and her testament to Sir Anthony Browne, knight, Knight of the noble Order of the Garter, Sir John Baker, knight, Agnes Redman and John Dean, clerk, executors named in the same testament, sworn on the Holy Gospels in the person of Christopher Robinson, notary public, proctor of the said executors in that behalf sufficiently and lawfully constituted, to well and faithfully administer etc., and [+to prepare] a full and faithful inventory etc., and also to render a plain and true account thereof.
 
Zouche, Katherine
 
3958 Awarded a pension by Henry 8 at that time. Zouche, Mary
 

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