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    Lyte, Joan

    Female Abt 1490 - 1557  (~ 67 years)


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    • Name Lyte, Joan 
      Born Abt 1490  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Female 
      Buried 5 Aug 1557  Of Merrifield, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I04894  My Genealogy
      Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 

      Family Wadham, Nicholas,   b. Abt 1474, Of Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1541, Of Merrifield, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
      Married Abt 1520 
      Family ID F01524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • 1557. LADY JOAN WADHAM. [19 Wrastlev.J July 22nd, 1557. Dame Jone, Lady Wadham of Meryfeld, co. Somerset, wydowe. My body to be buried in the parish church of liton if it please God to call me from my house of Meryfyld. To the cathedral church of Wells I2rf. To the churches of Ilton, Whitlackyngton, Abbotes lie and Fyffet a noble apiece. To my son Christofer Cheverel the elder and to Christopher Cheverell the younger, son and heir apparent of the said Christopher Cheverell the elder, my basen and ewer of silver for my will is that the said basen and ewer should always remain to the heirs of the house of Chauntmarell. Whereas my said son Christopher Cheverell hath received of me ^100 and above and hath as yet made none accompt unto me for the same, I bequeath unto him all the said sum. To my daughter Elizabeth Cheverell two of my best gowns and kyrtilles. To Jane Wogan, widowe, as well 1, for payment whereof she standeth bound to me, as also all other money that she had of me. I will that 300 marks be received out of my stockes and stores of goods for the marriage and preferment of Philipp Cheverell my said son's youngest daughter ; my servants William Bevin and Marten Poster to have the custody of the said money until her marriage and if she die, to divide it amongst her brothers. I will that my said son Christopher Cheverell, William Bevin and Martyn Poster shall have the Wardeshipp of my warde Edward Barough, and that he shall be kept to scoole and virtuously brought up until he be 21 years of age, and if he marry with their goodwill and consent then I bequeath to the said Edward his Wardeshipp and all the appurtenances and comodities thereunto belonging; and if he do not, then all such sums of money or other comodities that ought to come to me by reason of the said Wardeshipp shall revert unto Tiarfea Barough his sister. To the said Edward all such rents as I have collected upon the land of the said Edward by reason that I was Wardeyne in Socage unto him, the deductions that I have made for his meat, drink, apparel! and teaching according to one booke of Accompte my Bayliffes and me thereof made, only excepted. If he die before the said age, the said Barba his sister shall have all the said superplussage that shall remain of the said rents. To the said Barba 500. ' if she contract matrimoni or promys her self in marrge to any man before the full age of 20 years with the goodwill of my son John Wadham Esquier, the said Christopher Cheverell, William Bevin and Martyn Pester. If she die before the said age and not be married the said 500 shall remain to the said Edward her brother. I will that the said ,500 shall remain in the custody of the said William Bevin and Martyn Fester to whose honest keeping I have committed the said Barbara. To the said Edward Barough one standing cup and my best pair of vestments. To Florens Wadham six yards of black sattyn to make her a gown. To Marye Bevin my best woursted gowne. To Jone of Shapwick and Jone Santer 20s. each. To my servants with me at the time of my death, as follows : - William Bevin, and Martyn Pester 6 1 3J. $d. each. Richard Manering 3 6s. %d., the Scole M r . 40J., Robert Taylor, John Goghe, and Richard Horsman 40J. each, Thomas Hurman, Anthony the Coke, and Henry the boye of the kyching, 20j. each, John Thome, and John Baker 6s. $d. each, Philyce, 401., Old Jone 40s. Jone Sweltman 20s, To Alice Pester a standing bedstedd and a fetherbedd which are at the personage of Ramsham with the hangings of my house that were at Maydnewton. Memorandum : that where my cosyn George Payne hath laid certain lands unto me in Morgage upon condition that if he or his executors repaid not 103 6s. %d. unto me at a day appointed, as by one pair of Indentures bearing date November 4th last past more plainly it doth appear, then the said lands to be and remain to me and my heirs forever, I will that the said lands shall remain to my executors for the performance of my will. Whereas I have made covenant with one Henry Reynold for 6 i$s. qd., his meate, drynke, and lodgyng, a studye gowne of Fryse and a cote of good brode clothe to teche the said Edward Barough 3 whole years to begin at the feast of St Michael next coming, for the performance whereof I have caused the said Henry Reynold to be bound unto the said William Bevin and Martyn Pester, I will that they shall yearly not only provide an honest convenient place for the said Henry Reynold to instruct and teach the said Edward Barough in, but also pay quarterly for the same out of all such issues as ought to come to me by reason of the said Wardeshipp. To my said son Christopher Cheverell the elder 20. To Christopher Cheverell the younger .20. To Nicholas Cheverell, Hugh Cheverell, John Cheverell the elder, Robert Cheverell, and John Cheverell the younger 10 each. To the said Barbara Baroughe one peace of playn red to make her two peticotes. To my daughter Elizabeth Cheverell three yardes of fync brode blacke. To John Surgion 1 6s. %d. Isabell Soper all such money as John Soper of Speckington her father doth owe me, my cousin Thomas Lyte 30, Phillipp Cheverell one peace of brode Russett cloth, Sir Thomas Stuckey vicar of Ilton 4OJ., Alice Pester one litle sylver salte with a cover. To the said Barbara Baroughe one litle spruse coffer full of stuf that is in my closett and one other spruse coffer that is at the parsonage at Ransham, and one great cheste there. To the said Edward Baroughe xj newe Cuysshens wrought wyth medle whereof ij are unstuffed and also ij litle carpettes of lyke worke. All the rest of my stuff of Ransham to my servants William Bevyn and Martyn Pester. I will that my body be honestly brought in earth and for the more better doing thereof I will 30 be bestowed in black cloth to make gownes and cotes, and 200 delte to the poor at my buriall, monthes mynde and twelve monthes ende, and if any remain it shall be bestowed upon the highe wayes. The residue to the said Christopher Cheverell, Willfn Bevyn and Martyn Pester (executors) to fyndc a preste praying for my soule and my late husband's, Sir Nicholas Wadham and other of my frendes in such church as I shall be buried, for one whole year and to have 10 for his wages. Overseers : my said son John Wadham and George Speake, Esquyer. In witness whereof I have set my seal, the day and year abovesaid, at my house of Meryffyld in the presence of John Wadham Esquyer, Edward Barough, and Richard Maneringe, gentillmen. Proved August 30th, 1557.


        Sentence of Dame Joan Wadham, Widow Date 22 June 1563 Catalogue reference PROB 11/46