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Wills.

TITSEY LINE.

SIR JOHN GRESHAM KT. This is the last Will and Testament of me Sir John Gresham Kt citizen and alderman of London touching and concerning the order and disposition of all and singular my Lordeshippes Mannors Lands Tenements Rents Possessions and Hereditaments which I have as well within the counties of Surrey Sussex Kent Norfolk Buckinghamshire and the citie of London as elsewhere within the realme of England made the 12th day of Febry 1552 in manner and forme following.

First I will and bequethe unto Dame Katherine my wiffe during her natural liffe in full satisfaction of all her dower all and singular those Mannors messuages lands and tenements hereinafter expressed that is to say all that my Mannor of Hethenden otherwise called Henden in the County of Kent with all the appartenances and all that my mansion and lodge of Hethenden alias Henden Parke thereunto adjoining and all the lands tenements meddowes and pastures lying within the precincte and compas of the park pale of the same Hethenden Parke within the parishes of Sondrige Brasted and Chedingestone Co. Kent now in the holding of Robert Stone of Sondridge aforesaid and Anne his wiffe, and all other messuages lands rents and services reputed or taken to be parcell of the said Mannor of Hethenden. And whereas I the said Sir John Gresham Kt by dede indented dated the xvith Febry in the xxxiiii. yere of the late Kyng of most famous memory Henry VIII., Granted and demised unto one Brian Gaville of Westram yoman and Margaret his wiffe for terme of certain yeres yett enduring all that ferme parcell of the Mannor of Westram called the Curtilage of Westram with all edifices to the same belonging, and also all that my tenement called Charmanes in Westram with all and singular the appurtenances, together with the game and profittes of the conyes belonging to the same Mannor, yielding and paying therefore yerely unto me my heyres and assigns £23 5s. 8d. Item I give unto the said Dame Katherine my wiffe in further recompence of her said dower all that my said Mannor or ferme of Westram and other the premises devised to the said Brian Gaville to have and to holde for terme of her liffe. Also I give and bequethe unto the said Dame Katherine my wiffe all that my Mannor of Warlingham and the parsonage of Warlingham in the County of Surrey with all the appartenances, granted by indenture for terme of yeres to one John Cater Vintener of London, and all that my Mannors of Felcourte Sandersted and Langhurste Co. Surrey, and also all that my Ferme wherein Stevyn of Loffested dwellithe and payethe by yere £10 and also all my Mannor of Rowholtes in Warlingham Co. Surrey late in the tenure of William Hardyng and now in the tenure of one Mr. Warner, and all that my ferme, messuages and lands in the parish of Marten Co. Surrey called Westbarnes now in the tenure of Thomas Carpender. And all that my parsonage of Mayefelde alias Maigfelde Co. Sussex now in the tenure and ferme of William Pankurst for £15 by yere and also all that my parsonage of Wadhorste Co. Sussex now in the tenure of Thomas Darrell for £11 by yere and also all that my Mannor of Waldyngham with the appurtenances Co. Surrey now in the tenure of Richard Kemsall and all messuages lands and tenements in Waldyngham now in the tenure of Robert Rowete, and all other my lands and tenements being parte or parcell of Felcourte Sandersted Langhurste Warlingham Mayefeld Wadhurst owholtes Waldyngham and the ferme called Westbarnes I give and bequethe unto the said Dame Katherine my wiffe and her assigns during her natural liffe.

Also I give unto the said Dame Katherine in recompense of her dower all that my messuage or tenement with the appurtenances sett and being in Milkestreete in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen in Milkestreete London, now in the tenure of Nicholas Byngham haberdassher and all my messuages and tenements with the appurtenances in Bassinge-hawe in London except the great messuage and tenement

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ANCIENT OAK CARVING AT TITSEY PLACE WITH MOTTO OF GRESHAM FAMILY. DATE CIR. 1545.

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with the appurtenences wherein I nowe doo enhabite and dwell to have and to hold during her naturall liffe, and further I will and bequethe, my great messuage and tenement unto her as long as she shall live sole and unmarried. And if the said Dame Katherine be not content with the lands herein devised to her by way of dower, I will that then my will be void and of none effect as touching the premises therin to her devised.

Item I leave and suffer to descende and com to William Gresham my oldest sonne and heire apparaunte My Manner of Tyttesey alias Tythesey Co. Surrey with all the members and appurtenances and all other lands rents reversions fermes and services in the townes parishes and feldes of Tythesey aforesaid, and also my Mannors of Lymesfelde and Brodeham Co. Surrey with the appurtenances, and also my capital Mansion and tenement called “le place in the parish of Oxstede which I the said Sir John Gresham Kt lately purchased of Sir Thomas Pope Kt and all mannors lands and tenements in Lymesfelde Brodeham and Oxstede excepte my Mannor of Langhurste. Also I leave and suffer to descend to William Gresham my sonne my Mannor of Etonbridge alias Edolnebridge Co. Kent and the parsonage of the same and my mannor and parsonage of Westram and all the lands and tenements to the said mannor belonging and to the Mannor of Etonbridge except the ferme of the curtilage of Westram and my tenement of Charmanes. Also I leave to Wm Gresham my sonne after the decease of Dame Katherine my wiffe all the ferme wherein Stevyn of Lofested dwellith in Counties of Surrey and Kent and a certain quitrent of 138 44 paid out yerely of the lands belonging to Fekylles-hole which was belonging to my late brother William Harding. And all my lands tenements and houses in Bowe Brickhill and little Brickhill Co. Bucks and all those my lands in Bucks and my ferme called Wellcombes and Laurence in the parish of Wattington in the occupation of Rowete and Bassett, and all my tenements sett and being in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Milkestreete in the tenure of Robert Sharpe. And if my son William Gresham be not satisfied with the lands by me devised to him in reversion, then the said lands to descend to John and Edmund Gresham my sons and their heires, and for lack for such heires to Ursula Cicile and Elizabeth my daughters and their heires, and for lack of them to Mary Rowe my daughter and her heirs, and for lack of them to Helin Uvedale my daughter and her heirs, remainder to the right heirs of me Sir John Gresham Kt.

Also I give and bequethe to the said John Gresham my sonne my Lordeshipp and Mannor of Mayefeilde alias Maghefelde with the Parkes of Mayefeilde and Frankham in the Countie of Sussex, and also I give and bequethe unto him after the decease of Dame Katherine my wiffe all that my said parsonages of Mayefeilde and Waddehurste in the same Countie of Sussex. Also I give and bequethe unto John Gresham my sonne all other my lands tenements rents reversions services &c. to the same mannors parkes and parsonages belonging, and all other my messuages milles lands woods rents reversions services tithes pencions porcions and all other my possessions whatsoever they be whiche I late bought and purchased of Sir Edward Northe Knight now Lord Northe sett lying and being in the towne and parishes of Mayefelde Waddehurst Frankham and Lambhurst in the Countie of Sussex. Also I give and bequethe unto John Gresham my sonne after the decease of the said Dame Katheryne my wyffe my ferme messuages lands and tenements called Westbarnes lying and being in the parish of Marten in the Countie of Surrey to have and to hold all the said fermes lands and tenements to the said John and the heires of his body lawfully begotten upon condition hereafter following that is to say, that he the said John Gresham or his heirs shall give and pay to Elizabeth Gresham my daughter his sister at the day of her marriage or within one year after, of the rents and profits of the said Mannors one hundred pound over and above her parte of my goodes to her belonging by the custom of the citie of London. And 'if it shall fortune the said John Gresham to decease without issue of his body lawfully begotten then the said Mannors shall holie remayne and come to William Gresham and the heirs of his body upon like condition of the payment of one hundred pound, and for lack of the issue of William Gresham to Edmond Gresham my sonne and the heires of his body upon like condition, and for lack of such issue shall holie remayne

to the right heires of me the said Sir John Gresham upon like condition, and for default of payment of the said sum of one hundred pound shall go to Elizabeth Gresham and the heires of her body lawfully begotten.

And I give and bequethe to Edmond Gresham my sonne my mannors of Thorpe and Bruserdes in the Countie of Norfolk and all other my lands tenements and hereditaments sett and being in Holte Co. Norfolk whiche I late bought and purchased of my late brother William Gresham together with all •rents services and hereditaments which I have in Holte aforesaid or elsewhere in the Countie of Norfolk excepte My Mannor of Holte Hales and all other lands and tenements which I purchased of late of John Appliard Esq. and except the lands and tenements whiche I late purchased of Sir Edmond Windham K+ and Giles Sefowlde Esq. and also except all the land and tenements being freehold which I late purchased of Thomas Foly in Holte and Hetheringsett Co. Norfolk. Also I give and bequethe to Edmond Gresham after the decease of Dame Katherine my wyffe my Mannors of Sandersted and Langhurste and all other my lands tenements and hereditaments in the parish of Sandersted and all the lands called Langhurste in the parish and feldes of Lymesfelde, and also my Mannors of Warlingham with the appurtenances and parsonage of Warlingham, the chapell of Chelsham with all tithes profitts and comodyties to them belonging and all other lands in Warlingham and Chelsham Co. Surrey, to have and to hold to my said sonne Edmond and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

And furthermore my mynde and will ys that after the decease of the said Dame Katherine my wyffe, or if she clayme any further dower and be not content with the portion to her given that then the aforesaid tenements with the appurtenances which I have in Milkstrete shall remayne and come to William Gresham my sonne and his heires for ever. Also I will and bequethe and my mynde and will ys that my tenement with the appurtenances in the parish of St. Pankeres in London shall after my decease remayne to Elizabeth Gresham my daughter and her heires for ever. And I will that ymmediately after the decease of Dame Katherine my wyffe my Mannors of Hethenden alias Henden and all the lands and pastures lying within the precincte and compas of the park pale of Handen Park within the parishes of Sondridge Brasted and Chiddingston, and my ferme and curtelage of Westram with the tenement of Charmaynes, my Mannor of Waldyngham and lands in Waldyngham wherein Richard Kemsall and Robert Rowte nowe dwell and also a parcell of ground called the Mannor of Rowholtes in the parish of Chelsham now being in the tenure of Mr. Warner and letten to Rowhodd and Bassete, and also my Mannor of Felcourte in the parish of Lyngfield devised to her for life shall remayne and come to William Gresham my sonne and the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, remainder to John Gresham and the heires males of his body, and for default of such issue to William John and Edmond Gresham and the heires of their bodies equallie to be divided, remainder to the right heires of me Sir John Gresham Kt.

And to the intent that this my present Testament and last will shall be taken and knowne to be my very true last will I the above-named Sir John Gresham K+ have hereunto subscribed my name with my owne hand and sette my seale in the presence of these whose names be hereafter written being specially called to be witnesses to the same. By me John Gresham Alderman, per me Jacobum Skynner, by me John Southcote one of the undershriefes of the citie of London, by me John Anderton Parson of St. Michaell in Bassinghall, by me Thomas Rowe merchant tailor, by me John Harlowe one of the clerks of the compter in the poultry and writer of this will, by me Fraunces Hendye, Alexander Cornwell and Anne Bower.

Probatum fuit apud London 26 Nov. 1556 juramento Johis Gresham Thomæ Rowe et Edmundi Gresham executorum.

In the name of God Amen the 18th day of September 1554. I, Sir John Gresham K citizen and alderman of London being hole of mynde and bodie and in good and perfect remembraunce lawde and praise be unto Almighty God do make my last will in manner and form following.

First and principally I give and commend my soule to Almighty God and to his only begotten Son Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer in whom and by whose

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