L Return to Wills Home Page
Lamb, Henry, butcher, 1646
Lamb, John, currier, 1635
Large, Henry, tailor, 1590
Launde, John, vintner, 1608
Lawrence, Nicholas, 1576
Leake, Henry, beer brewer, 1560
Leaning, Robert, citizen and pewterer, 1621
Lee (Leigh), John, gentleman, 1624
Lee, Richard, victualler, 1633
Leech, Samuel, baker, 1621
Lentall, Nicholas, 1558
Limepit, Sarah, widow, 1612
Littlefield, Rebecca, 1645
ap Llewellyn, Gwin, yeoman, 1614
Longman, John, waterman, 1641
Loviband, Thomas, 1606
Lunn, Edward, lighterman, 1643
Lucas, John, citizen and skinner, 1592
Luke alias Audley, Thomas, butcher, 1611
Lambe, Henry, of St Saviour, butcher.
Date written: 1646 September 25.
Date proved: 1646 December 4.
Family members named: Elizabeth Lambe his wife, and the unborn child she is carrying. Margaret Lambe, his sister ‘on my ffathers side’. Anne Lambe his sister, of St George parish. John Lambe his son. No other legatees.
Executor: Elizabeth Lambe his wife.
Overseers: Thomas Patience; William Kiffen.
Witnesses: Henry Sharpe; John Langley, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/198, ff.366v-367r (register copy).]
Lambe, John, of St Saviour, currier.
Date written: 1635 June 26.
Date proved: 1635 June 29.
Family members named: Thomas Lambe his brother.
Others named: Francis Lawrence of London, grocer. Thomas Wadsworth his master, who is implored to pay ‘the Surgeons that are now imployed for Cure of my hurt’.
Executor: Thomas Wadsworth his master; no overseers named.
Witnesses: Peter Newsam, scrivener; John Alsey (his mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/168, f.227v (register copy).]
Large, Henry, of St Saviour, tailor. Asks to be buried in the St Saviour churchyard near his deceased children. A bequest to the poor of the Liberty ‘where I dwell’.
Date written: 1590 October 12.
Date proved: 1591/2 January 5.
Family members named: Elizabeth his wife. Richard Large his son.
Others named: William, Susan, Mary, and Katherine Needham, all underage children of Edward Needham. Agnes Kidd, a minor. Agnes Tomlinson, unmarried.
Executor: his wife Elizabeth.
Overseers: Mr Dr Farrant; Mr William Thompson; William Levorett.
Witnesses: Thomas Brigges; Ambrose Fidlar; Ralph Yardley.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/79, ff.33v-34r (register copy).]
Lawnd, John, of St Saviour, vintner. Testator is sick in body. Has lands in Rotherhithe inherited from his father Edward Lawnde.
Date written: 1608 January 2.
Date proved: 1609 May 18.
Family members named: Thomas Lawnde his brother. Elizabeth Lawnd his sister. Elizabeth Lawnd his daughter.
Others named: Margery Hill. Anthony Browne and his wife Rose Browne. Thomas Baker and George Coprott. Joyce Coprott, widow. Alice Wynter, wife of John Wynter. Roger Chubb and Johane his wife. Samuel Bradley, vintner. Agnes Hethell.
Executor: Anthony Browne.
Overseers: Nicholas George, sadler, and William Gower, fishmonger.
Witnesses: Anthony Rogers, servant to Edward Jackson, scrivener; Alice Wynter (her mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/114, f.37r-v (register copy).]
[Abstracted in SAC vol.23 p.138.]
Lawrence, Nicholas. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church. A bequest to the poor of the Bankside.
Date written: 1576 April 25.
Date proved: 1576 April 30.
Family members named: none.
Others named: Mrs Estridge. The wife of one Pyrams in Essex. John Dovar, servant to the earl of Leicester. Estridge, Pyrams and Dovar all owe him money. Nicholas Hunt, clerk of St Mary Overy, the writer of the will.
Executor: Margery Scharesbroke.
Overseers: Richard Fullar, citizen and vintner; Edward Wystowe, citizen and grocer.
Witnesses: Robert Smythe yeoman; Richard Fuller; Edward Wistowe; and others.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/58, f.39v (register copy).]
Leeke, Henry, of Southwark, beer brewer. Not of St Saviour; but see bequests. Testator is sick in body. Asks to be buried in St Olave church ‘wheare I am parisshioner’. Bequests to the poor of the several Southwark parishes, including St Saviour. A bequest of £8 per annum towards the maintenance of the free school in St Saviour parish; but if, within two years of his death, a free school should be established in his own parish of St Olave, then the £8 to go to that school. Has tenements in St Martin le Grand.
Date written: 1559/60 March 12.
Date proved: 1560 April 13.
Family members named: Henry Leeke his son, to have his dwelling house and brew house. The underage children of his son Henry Leeke. The underage children of his daughter Katherine Bartye, wife of Francis Bartye. Mary, daughter of his half-sister Katherine. The children of his daughter Johane, to have his messuage called the Dolphin, lying in St Saviour and St Olave parishes.
Others named: The two daughters of Geyskin Cornelis. Mary [**]sant ‘whome I brought vpp frome her infancye’. Thomas Hennage esquire. John Fecknam, doctor of divinity.
Executors: Henry Leeke and Francis Bartye.
Overseers: Thomas Lowe, citizen and vintner; John Evans, citizen and clothworker; Peter de Reuls, merchant of Antwerp dwelling in London; Thomas Smith, gentleman.
Witnesses: Humphrie Brooke, notary; Christian Sastinge; Theodore Garth.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/43, ff.180r-181v (register copy).]
[Abstracted in SAC vol.1 p.201.]
Leaninge, Robert, of St Saviour, citizen and pewterer of London. Testator affirmed his will with a mark ‘RL’ not a signature. He is sick in body. Asks to be buried in St Saviour parish.
Date written: 1621 December 8.
Date proved: 1621/2 January 21.
Family members named: Katherine Leaninge his wife. Susanna Leaninge and Jane Leaninge his daughters. Anne Newsam his daughter, wife of Francis Newsam, and their children Sara Newsam and Anne Newsam.
Others named: Rowland Blackborne his apprentice.
Executors: Susanna and Jane his daughters.
Overseers: Thomas Leaninge, merchant, his cousin; George Garrard, grocer; Francis Newsam his son in law.
Witnesses: Peter Newsam, servant to Edward Jackson, scrivener; Henry Cawdry (his mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/139, ff.11v-12r (register copy).]
Lee, Richard, of St Saviour, victualler.
Date written: 1633 October 16.
Date proved: 1633 November 21.
Family members named: Joan Lee his wife. Harbart Lee his brother. John Lee his kinsman. Mary Lee his kinswoman. Mary Harrison his cousin. No other legatees.
Executor: Joan Lee his wife; no overseers named.
Witnesses: David Somes (his mark); Abraham Thompson (his mark); Robert Minchard, notary public.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/164, f.344r (register copy).]
Leech, Samuel, of St Saviour, baker. Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.
Date written: 1621 June 19.
Date proved: 1621 October 27.
Family members named: Gooddith [sic] his wife. Thomas Leech, John Leech, and Lawrence Leech, his brothers.
Others named: Agnes Swayne of Ockingham [Wokingham?], Berkshire, widow, deceased, who had left the testator some money.
Executor: Gooddith his wife.
Overseers: Thomas Allen, victualler; Henry Myles, oarmaker; both of St Saviour parish.
Witnesses: John Hinde; Wanton [sic] Hill, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/138, f.161r (register copy).]
Leigh, John, of St Saviour, gentleman. Testator is ‘some what sicke and diseased in body’. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church.
Date written: 1624 October 15.
Date proved: 1624/5 March 14.
Family members named: Margaret his wife. Thomas Leigh and Richard Leigh his brothers, and Richard's son Thomas Leigh. James his brother. Ann Garnett his sister. Jennett Edge his sister, wife of Roger Edge. Ralph Marshe, his brother in law, Ralph's unnamed wife, and Anne their daughter. Elizabeth Hammond his cousin, wife of Thomas Hammond. Hester West, Philip Christian, and John Bond, his cousins. John Foorth his uncle. John Leigh his uncle, and John's sons Brian Leigh and Thomas Leigh (Thomas at the Deane Church).
Others named: James and Hugh, his servants. William Worthington. Mr Harrockes at the Deane Church. Oliver Pendlebury, clerk of Deane Church. All his godchildren.
Executor: Margaret his wife; no overseers named.
Witnesses: Henry Burnley, scrivener; Robert Massie; Matthew Tarte.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/145, f.236r-v (register copy).]
Lentall, Nicholas. Bequests to the ‘highe aulter’ of many parish churches, and to the monks of the Charterhouse and Syon.
Date written: 1558 October 10.
Date proved: 1558/9 February 28.
Family members named: Edmund his brother. John Lentall his nephew of Essex; John's sister Katherine; and their mother, unnamed. Dorothy Lentall his niece, dwelling with Mr Busshe at Pye Corner by Smithfield.
Others named: Philip Fordor his servant. Nicholas Butler, Nicholas Rose, Nicholas Cranwell, and Robert Edmund, his godchildren. John Eden in Hertfordshire. Mother Bettes. Mr Thomas Eden. Mr Richard Wynslade of Winchester and wife. John Calverley. Sir Thomas White, knight, Master of Requests. Humphrey Parker. Roger Hoorde. Mr Ryve. Thomas Gyrdler. Richard Forder. Hugh Bromhed.
Co-Executors: the bishop of Winchester, and Sir Thomas White. No overseers named.
Witnesses: Robert Rwe, priest; Philip Forder; Hugh Bromheade.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/42A, f.353r-v (register copy).]
Lympitt, Sara, of St Saviour, widow. Testator is sick in body. Bequests to the preachers of the Dutch Church and to the poor of St Saviour and St George parishes.
Date written: 1612 August 4.
Date proved: 1612 August 17.
Family members named: Mary Browne her daughter, wife of John Browne, and their underage children Sara Browne, Mary Browne, John Browne, and Elizabeth Browne. Mary Browne her daughter to have ‘one silver Beaker wch my husband made in his life tyme’. Easter (Esther?) Browne and Richard Browne. Sara her daughter. Elizabeth Pevell her daughter, wife of John Povall. Mary Lympitt, widow, her mother. John Lympitt her cousin.
Others named: Mary Mosen, late her servant.
Executor: John Povall; no overseers named.
Witnesses: Tobias Baert; Gregorius van Hoeck; George Dalton; John Wandley; William Manbye; William Gregory, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/120, ff.89v-90r (register copy).]
Littlefield, Rebecca. Perhaps not of St Saviour. Testator is pregnant; she leaves to her unborn child the house lately occupied by widow Eleott, now by William Massey. [This house possibly in Clink Liberty; see widow Eliot in token books.]
Date written: none recorded.
Date proved: 1645 May 17.
Family members named: Joseph Littlefield her husband (presumably deceased). Thomas Wallin her underage brother, to have the house lately occupied by her father, now by Mary Gilpin. Lyne Wall Wallin [sic; Lionel?] her uncle. Anne Wallin her cousin. John and Patience Walin. Patient Wallin her kinsman. Her father and mother Butcher. Mary Butcher her sister. William and George (no surname) her brothers. George Littlefield and Paul Littlefield her brothers. Edward and Robert Gardner her two uncles. Silas Gardner and Mary Gardner her cousins. Thomas Atares her uncle, and Thomasine Atares, in Chichester. William Constance her uncle. Patten Copland her cousin.
Others named: Widow Meredith. Margaret her maid. Mrs Welsh.
Executor: Patient Wallin her kinsman; Thomas Wallin her brother.
Overseers: William Croftes; Jonathan Welshe.
Witnesses: William Croftes; Patient Wallin; Jonathan Welsh.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/193, f.138r-v (register copy).]
Llewellyn, Gwin, yeoman, see ap Llewellyn, Gwin.
Longman, John, of the Upper Ground, St Saviour, waterman. Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. He is ‘wholle of body’.
Date written: 1641 May 18.
Date proved: 1641 June 4.
Family members named: Marget his wife. Elizabeth Hill his daughter, and her children John Hill, Edward Hill, and Anne Hill. Thomas Hill, parson. No other legatees.
Executor: Marget his wife.
Overseers: Ralph Johnson; Richard Gawnt.
Witnesses: Raphe Johnson; Richard Gaunt; Marght Husban [sic].
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/186, f.150v (register copy).]
Loviband, Thomas, of St Saviour. Nuncupative will. Testator is sick in body.
Date declared: 1606 September 30 Tuesday.
Date proved: 1606 October 6.
Family members named: William Loviband his underage son. Richard Loviband his brother. His mother, unnamed. His father in law, unnamed, who ‘shall haue nothinge to doo with my saide sonne William Loviband’. No other legatees.
Executors: Richard his brother and William his son; no overseers named.
Witnesses: John Tyckner; Thomas Bromeley; Elizabeth Tyckner; Gartrid Bromley; Thomas Harman.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/108, f.151v (register copy).]
[Abstracted in SAC vol.12 p194.]
Lucas, John, citizen and skinner of London. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church. Bequests to the Company of Skinners, the Governors of Bridewell (the testator is one of the Governors), and the children of Christ's Hospital. His wife, unnamed in the will, is named in the probate entry.
Date written: 1592 May 6.
Date proved: 1592 May 25.
Family members named: Margaret his wife. Thomas Rosse his kinsman.
Others named: Thomas Emerson his cousin and neighbor, and his sons Harry and John Emerson (the testator is John's godfather).
Executor: Margaret his wife.
Overseers: Thomas Emerson his cousin.
Witnesses: none recorded.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/79, ff.321v-322r (register copy).]
Luke alias Audley, Thomas, butcher, 1611.
The testator's surname is written in the will as Audley alias Luke; the will can be found under "A".
Lun, Edward, of St Saviour, lighterman. Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. He is weak in body.
Date written: 1643 December 6.
Date proved: 1645 July 3.
Family members named: Roger Armstrong of St Saviour, his kinsman, bequeathed the following obligations: £11 owed the testator by John Clarke of Horton, Yorkshire, yeoman; £5 owed the testator by William Tunstell of Horton, Yorkshire, yeoman; £6 owed the testator by Robert Twisleton of Dent, Yorkshire, yeoman; these three obligations are in the hands of Thomas Battersby of Dent, scrivener. No other legatees.
Executor: Roger Armstrong; no overseers named.
Witnesses: Thomas Aldworth, scrivener; William Goodsend (his mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/193, ff.325v-326r (register copy).]