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Will of Robert Lincoln 1624

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This is a transcription of the register version of the Will of Robert Lincolne found at the Norfolk Record Office:
Norfolk Record Office and at FamilySearch Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, Regd. original wills, 1624 will of Robert LINCOLNE of Hingham, 1624; images (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 19 April 2022) film no. 167105 DGS no. 7904827, image 374-375 (can be viewed at Family History Centres and Affiliate Libraries).


Spelling, punctuation and line breaks are as per the register copy. Capital F is rendered as F rather than ff. Abbreviations are expanded in [square brackets]. Water damage to the far right of the document have rendered a small number of words illegible.


Persons mentioned in the below Will:

  • Robert Lincolne
  • Agnes, Robert’s wife
  • William Lincolne, Robert’s son
  • John Lincolne, his son
  • Robert Lincolne, his son
  • Alice Lincolne, his daughter
  • Anne Lincolne, his daughter
  • Margaret Lincolne, his daughter
  • Katheren Lincolne, his daughter
Also:
  • Addam Stacey, landowner
  • William Dyman the elder, landowner and witness
  • Sir Thomas Southwell, knight, landowner
  • Richard Lincolne, landowner, witness and relative?
  • Robert Beales, witness


In the name of God Amen the thirtieth daye of Marche in the yeare of our Lord God 1624 and in the yeare (damaged)
of our sovereign Lord James by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland kinge defender of the faith …(damaged/missing)
twentieth and of Scotland the sevean and fortyeth I Robert Lincolne of Hingham in the county of Norfolk (damaged)
though sicke and weake in body yet p[er]fect in remembrance thankes be to God therefore And knowing that death is most certeyne (damaged)
yet the time uncerteyne and for setlinge of my temporall estate soe that their maye be noe controv[er]sie after my
decease doe make and ordayne this my last will and testam[en]t and revokeing all other and former wills by me heretofore made
in manner & forme followinge First I bequeathe my soule into the hands of allmighty God trusting assuredly
to have free pardon of all my sinns by the death of Jesus Christ my all sufficient Saviour and my body to be buried
in the churchyarde of Hingham in decent buriall by the discretion of my executrix. Item I give and
bequeath unto William Lincolne my sonne and his heirs one inclose of pasture w[i]th the appurten[an]ces lieing in Hingham aforesaid being
bonde lande holden of the mannor of Flockethorpe in Hardingham in the county aforesaid being between the
lands of William Dyman th'elder on the p[ar]t of the South and the bonde lande of me the said Rob[er]t
Lincolne on the p[ar]t of the North & abbutteth upon the lande of Sr Thomas Southwell knight towards the West
to have hold & inioye the said inclose of pasture unto the said William my sonne when he shall accomplish the age of one
& twenty yeres & my mind and will is that Agnes my wife shall have the use of the said inclose of pasture before
bequeathed untill my said sonne William shall attaine unto the age of one & twenty yeres Item I give and
bequeath unto my sonne John Lincolne all the residue of my said coppyhold lande holden of the said mannor
of Flockethorpe and his heires when he shall accomplyshe the full age of one and twenty yeres & further my will
& meaning is that Agnes my said wife shall have the use of all the said lande towarde the bringeing upp of my
said sonne untill he shall attaine unto the said age of one & twenty yeres. Item I give &
bequeath unto Alice Lincolne my daughter & her heyres fower acres of lande called little Crownes being
in Southberghe in the county aforesaid to have hold and inioye the same w[i]thin seaven yeres next & imediately
after my decease Item I give & bequeath unto Agnes my loveing wife the house wherein I nowe dwell
w[i]th all & singular their appurtenances lieing & being in the towne of Hingham aforesaid & also one acre
& an halfe of lande lieing & being in the feilds of WoodeRiseing in the said county of Norff[olk] betweene the
lande of Addam Stacey on the p[ar]te of the West & abbutteth upon the lande of the said Addam Stacy towarde
the Northe for & duringe the naturall life of the said Agnes my wife & after her decease to Rob[er]t
Lincolne my sonne & his heires & if it shall fortune my said sonne Rob[er]t shall departe this world before
he shall accomplysh the full age of one & twenty yeres that then my mind and will is that
all & singular the said howse and lande before bequeathed to my said sonne Rob[er]t shallbe & remaine unto Anne
Lincolne Margaret Lincolne & Katheren Lincolne
my daughters & their heires Item I further give & bequeath unto Agnes my said wife fower acres of arrable lande inclosed lieing in the feild of Hingham aforesaid
called Mulfeild betweene the land[es] of Richard Lincolne on the East p[ar]t & A comon dragge waye on
the West p[ar]t & abbutteth upon the land[es] of diu[er]se menne toward[es] the South & also one acre & an half
of arrable lande lieing in the same feild betweene the lande of the churche of Hingham aforesaid …..(damaged)
on the East as West p[ar]t for & duringe the naturall life of my said wife & after her decease my will (damaged)
I give & bequeath the saide lande unto Anne Lincolne, Margaret Lincolne, & Katheren Lincolne, my
daughters & their heires Item I further give & bequeath all the residue of my goode chattells lande
tenem[en]ts whatsoever not before bequeathed unto Agnes my wife whome I make & ordaine executrix (damaged)
of this my last will & testam[en]t for & toward the paym[en]t of my debts & bringeing upp of all my
children. In witnes whereof I have unto this my p[re]sent will & testam[en]t consistinge in two shetes
of paper to either of them set my hande & put my seale the labell that fileth them
together declaringe it to be my last will & testam[en]t the daye & yere first above written
in the p[re]sence of us: Ro. Beales William Dyman, th'elder Richard Lincolne

This testament was proved at Wymondham before Master Robert Cowell, preacher of the word of the Lord, surrogate of the venerable man Clement Corbet, Doctor of Laws, Commissary and Official in and throughout the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, the fifth day of the month of May in the year of Our Lord 1624 etc, approved by him etc, and administration of the goods etc was granted to the executrix named in the same testament, sworn in due form of law, saving etc





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