CP.G.2055
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Reference:CP.G.2055
Repository:Borthwick Institute GB 193


Court:Consistory
Case:Testamentary (disputed legacy / validity of will (codicil))
Details:31 Pieces; Has deposition; Has libel; Has sentence
Outcome:defendant won
Date: 23/11/1578 — 1/6/1582


People & Places
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Participant:Edward   Fawcett [Fawcett]
Role:plaintiff
Details:male
Employment:Notary Public
Notes:Guardian ad litem to Margaret, Eleanor and Beatrice Butler, daughters of John Butler, deceased



Participant:John   Butler [Butler]
Role:testator
Details:male; deceased
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonyngton) : ecclesiastical parish
Notes:married to Agnes Butler alias Elland



Participant:Robert   Elland [Eland;  Ealande; Elande]
Role:defendant
Details:male; gentleman
Notes:married to Agnes, widow of John Butler



Participant:Randulph   Eaden [Eden]
Role:witness
Details:male; 26; gentleman
Location:Stockton-on-tees (Durham)
Place(s):Stockton on Tees (Stockton) : ecclesiastical parish
Durham (Dunelm) : diocese



Participant:William   Smith [Smyth;  Smythe; Smith; Smithe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 48; husbandman
Location:Forcett (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Forcett (Forsett) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Elizabeth   Parker [Parker;  Parkar]
Role:witness
Details:female; 34; wife of William Parker, gentleman
Location:Ripon (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Ripon (Rippon) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Margaret   Eaden [Eden]
Alternate name:Margaret   Savil [Savill]
Role:witness
Details:female; 25; wife of Randulph Eaden
Notes:daughter of Thomas Savil, and aunt to the deceased's daughters



Participant:George   Johnson [Johnson]
Alternate name:George   Taylor [Tayler;  Taler]
Role:witness
Details:male



Participant:John   Farley [Farley]
Role:defence proctor
Details:male



Participant:Margaret   Frank [Franke;  Franck]
Role:witness
Details:female; 43; wife of Henry Frank, armiger
Location:Middleton Tyas (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kneeton Hall (Kneton) : undefined
Yorkshire, North Riding

Richmond (Richmondie) : archdeaconry
Chester (Cestren) : diocese



Participant:William   Fothergill [Fothergill]
Role:prosecution proctor
Details:male
Employment:Notary Public



Participant:Richard   Ineson [Ineson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 64; clerk
Employment:curate of Kirkbymoorside
Location:Kirkbymoorside (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kirkbymoorside (Kirkbie Moreside) : ecclesiastical parish
Notes:served as dean of Ryedale



Participant:Hugh   Hildreth [Hildrethe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 54; yeoman
Location:Stanwick (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Stanwick St John (Sancte Johis de Stanwixe) : township
Stanwick St John is described as a parish in the document
Chester (Cestren) : diocese



Participant:John   Dunn [Dun]
Role:witness
Details:male; 30; yeoman
Location:Stanwick (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):East Layton (East Layton) : undefined
Melsonby (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Melsonby (Melsinbie) : ecclesiastical parish
Yorkshire, North Riding

Richmond (Richmondie) : archdeaconry



Participant:John   Smith [Smithe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; husbandman
Location:Forcett (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Carkin (Karkin) : undefined
Richmond (Richmondie) : archdeaconry



Participant:John   Smith [Smithe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; husbandman
Location:Stanwick (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):East Layton (East Layton) : undefined



Participant:William   Hutchinson [Huchenson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 30; yeoman
Employment:servant to Henry Frank
Location:Middleton Tyas (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kneeton Hall (Kneton) : undefined
Middleton Tyas (Middleton in Richmondshire) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Shaw [Shawe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; yeoman
Location:Middleton Tyas (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kneeton Hall (Kneeton) : undefined



Participant:Thomas   Jackson [Jackson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; gentleman
Location:Hovingham (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Airyholme (Eriholme Grange) : undefined
Hovingham (Hovingham) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Goodyear [Goodyere]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; yeoman
Location:Stonegrave (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Stonegrave (Staingrave) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Clark [Clarke]
Role:witness
Details:male; 23; yeoman
Location:Terrington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Terrington (Tirrington) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Chapman [Chapman]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40
Employment:tailor
Location:Kirkdale (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kirkdale (Kirkdaile) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Barton [Barton]
Role:witness
Details:male; 47; gentleman
Location:Gilling (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Cawton (Cawton) : undefined
Gilling (Gillin) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Jackson [Jackson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 33; gentleman
Location:Mygrave (Mygrave) : undefined
Cannot identify
Place(s):Skelton (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Skelton (Skelton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Robert   Jackson [Jackson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 24
Employment:domestic servant to George, Earl of Cumberland, gentleman



Participant:William   Nandyke [Nandyke]
Role:witness
Details:male; 39; gentleman
Location:Great Edstone (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Great Edstone (Edstone Magna) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Bonville [Bonvyle]
Role:witness
Details:male; 58; armiger
Location:Lastingham (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Spaunton (Spanton) : undefined



Participant:Gilbert   Metcalf [Metcalfe]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; gentleman
Location:Hoode (Hoode) : undefined
Cannot identify



Participant:George   Ross [Rosse]
Role:witness
Details:male; 42; gentleman
Location:Sutton (Sutton) : undefined
unspecified which 'Sutton' is meant



Participant:Robert   Nandyke [Nandyke]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; gentleman
Location:Kirkbymoorside (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kirkbymoorside (Kyrkeby Mooresheade) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Amyas [Amyas]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; gentleman
Location:Kirkdale (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Welburn (Welburn) : undefined
Kirkdale (Kyrkedaill) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Thornesby [Thornesby]
Role:witness
Details:male; 46; husbandman
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Lancelot   Welburn [Welburn]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; yeoman
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Chapman [Chapman]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40; yeoman
Location:Kirkdale (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Wombleton (Wombleton) : undefined



Participant:Giles   Fenay [Fenay]
Role:witness
Details:male; 26
Employment:Notary Public
Location:York (Ebor) : city



Participant:George   Hutton [Hutton]
Role:witness
Details:male; 52; yeoman
Location:Kirkdale (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Skiplam (Skyplome) : undefined
Kirkdale (Kyrkedall) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:James   Ridley [Ridley]
Role:witness
Details:male; 34; gentleman
Location:Yorkshire, North Riding

Place(s): North Holme (Northolme) : undefined
Extra-parochial



Participant:William   Mendick [Mendick]
Role:witness
Details:male; 39; gentleman
Location:Great Edstone (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Great Edstone (Edston) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Richard   Shepard [Sheaperde]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40
Location:Kirkdale (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kirkdale (Kirkedale) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:George   Windal [Wyndall]
Role:witness
Details:male; 28
Location:Westnes (Westnes) : undefined
Cannot identify
Place(s):Stonegrave (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Stonegrave (Stayngrave) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Jackson [Jackson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 33; gentleman
Location:Skelton (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Skelton (Skelton in Cleveland) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Robert   Jackson [Jackson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 24
Employment:Domestic servant to George earl of Cumberland



Participant:William   Cheeseman [Cheesman]
Role:witness
Details:male; 46; yeoman
Location:Normanby (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Normanby (Normanbie) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Christopher   Sowrey [Sowrey]
Role:witness
Details:male; 30
Employment:cordiner
Location:Normanby (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Normanby (Normanbie) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Thomas   Porter [Porter]
Role:witness
Details:male; 74
Employment:weaver
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Edward [Edwards]
Role:witness
Details:male; 42; husbandman
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:George   Johnson [Johnson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 25; yeoman
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Dale [Dayle]
Role:witness
Details:male; 30
Employment:butcher
Location:Stonegrave (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Stonegrave (Staynegrave) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:John   Blackbeard [Blackberde]
Role:witness
Details:male; 30
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Robert   Tarn [Tarne]
Role:witness
Details:male; 35
Employment:tailor
Location:Salton (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Salton (Salton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Richard   Ineson [Ineson]
Role:witness
Details:male; 62; clerk
Employment:vicar of Kirkbymoorside & Archdeacon of Ryedale
Location:Kirkbymoorside (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Kirkbymoorside (Kyrkebymoreside) : ecclesiastical parish
Yorkshire, North Riding

Ryedale (Rydall) : archdeaconry



Participant:Thomas   Chapman [Chapman]
Role:witness
Details:male; 50
Employment:gresman
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:William   Brown [Browne]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40
Employment:labourer
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnyngton) : ecclesiastical parish



Participant:Richard   Baxter [Baxter]
Role:witness
Details:male; 40
Employment:labourer
Location:Stonegrave (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Stonegrave (Stanegrave) : ecclesiastical parish



Associated Places
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Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington (Nonnington, Nunnyngton, Nonyngton) : ecclesiastical parish
Location:Carken (Carken) : township
in Chester diocese. Cannot identify
Location:Stanwick (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):East Layton (Eastlayton) : township
Location:Spittle Closes (Spyttle Closes, Spittle Closes) : fieldname
Cannot identify
Location:Gilling (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Cawton (Cawton) : undefined
Location:Yorkshire, North Riding

Place(s): Rydale (Rydall) : wapentake
Location:Yorkshire, North Riding

Place(s): Rydale (Rydall, Ridall) : rural deanery
Location:London (London) : city
Location:Nunnington (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Nunnington Hall (Nonnyngton Hall) : habitation
Location:York, The Castle (Yorkshire)
Place(s):York Castle  (Castell of Yorke) : undefined
reference is to the Castle as the location of the assize court
Location:Sessay (YorkshireNorthRiding)
Place(s):Sessay (Sesay) : ecclesiastical parish
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