Wills from elsewhere – L

These wills are from a variety of sources – some from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and others from county record offices. Most of the wills have been transcribed to include all the names mentioned, but not necessarily all of the details of what each person received, so please see the originals for complete details.

Lightfoote, William, Merchant of the Staple

To be buried in the church of St Olyve in the Lane

Brother John Lightefeld £700, and to be executor

Children of my sister Colle £140

Cousin Studley £40, and £60 to her three children

Cousin Roger Lightfelt’s children: £40

Mother-in-law £10

Witness: Richard Pattrick, haberdasher

Written 13 Oct 1566, probate 20 Jan 1566/7

Transcriber’s notes: William was probably buried at St Olave’s Hart Street, St Olave’s, Old Jewry, or St Olave’s, Silver St (not rebuilt after destruction in the Great Fire) in the City of London. He is the brother of Margaret Lightfoot, who was firstly married to a man called Cole, and subsequently to Edward Derehaugh of Markshall, Essex. See their wills. And the Chancery document C 3/55/89 Derehawghe v Lyghtfoote. Although his name is given as Lightfoote, there was clearly a mistake in the copying of it as his brother and cousin are named as “Lightefeld”. His “mother-in-law” (unnamed) may be his stepmother, as no wife is mentioned in the will, unless his wife had predeceased him.

Admon for Roger Lightefoote, 1569, of St Bt Ls (one of the St Botolph’s in the City of London, perhaps) went to John Taylor, k [reference from index to LMA wills]. This might be the testator’s cousin mentioned in the will.

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