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Nicholas MERIDEWE

Male 1568 -


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  • Name Nicholas MERIDEWE 
    Born C1568  Rossington, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2512  Merredew
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2015 

    Father James MERIDEWE,   b. C1527, of Lenton, NTT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Agnes HORSFOLL,   b. C1520, of Lenton, NTT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Dec 1549  Lenton, NTT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F1101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice,   b. c1568, of Foleshill, WAR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married c1588 
    Children 
    +1. Richard MERIDEW,   b. C1590, of Ratcliffe Culey, LEI Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth MERIDEWE,   b. c1595, of Foleshill, WAR Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William MERIDEWE,   b. c1598, of Foleshill, WAR Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas MERIDEWE,   b. c1600, of Foleshill, WAR Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Not sure if this will belongs to this Nicholas Meridew but dates fit and at this time I don't have another candidate [Dec 2015]

      Will of Nicholas Meridew


      Will dated: 29-January-1600/01
      Will proved: undated

      Archive: Lichfield Archives

      Image Ref: Nicholas Meridew 1610 [01, 02, 03]


      1. The xxixth [29th] of January anno Domini 1600



      2. In the name of god amen, I Nicholas Meridew of Foleshull [Foleshill] plowright dooe

      3. ordaine and make this my last will and testament in man[n]er and forme Followinge

      4. viz[it] [that is to say] First I give and bequeath my soule unto allmighty god my maker and redemer
      5. And my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Foleshull afforsayd: It[e]m I give

      6. unt[o] Allse Meridew my wyfe the lease of my howse in Foleshull w[i]th th’appur=

      7. tenan[n]ces thereto belongeing dureing her naturall lyfe, keepeing her selfe

      8.sole and unmaryed: Thens my will ys thatt after the decease of Allse my

      9. wyfe, then my will ys that William my sonne shall have the sayd lease to

      10. him to him, and to his heires male of his body lawfully to be begottenn yelding

      11.and payeing unto Richard Merydew my eldest sonne the som[m]e of Forty

      12.shillings, w[i]thin one yeare and a halfe ^ next after my decease and also another

      13. fourty shilling[es] to Elizabeth Meridew my daughter w[i]thin one whole yeare next

      14.after Followinge after thatt: and also another forty shilling[es] unto Thomas

      15.Merydew my youngest sonne within one whole yeare next after [th]att: provided

      16. alwayes and my will is that yf William my sonne doe happen to dy[e] before this

      17. som[m]e of vjli [£6] or any p[ar]te thereof be behind and unpayde, It[e]m I give and

      18. bequeath unto That Thomas my sonne shall paye so much as shall remayne

      19 and be unpayde It[e]m I give and bequeath unto Allse Meridew my wyfe

      20. all and all manner my good[es] moveable and unmoveable ye[ld]einge and

      21.and [sic] payeinge unto Elizabeth my daughter the som[m]e of xxs [20s] at at before

      22.the daye of her marriage and all my debts and funerall being finished

      23.I doe ordaine and make Allse Meridew my wyfe my sole executrixe

      24. to se this my last will and testament performed in the presentes of us

      25.whose names are hereunder wrytten



      26. John Higginsonn, Matthew Neale,

      27. Richard Byrd; Thomas Judd

      28 John Greene, Thomes Meakes



      29.M[emorandum]

      30.fiat probac[i]o testa[men]ti suprascript[i] et administrac[i]o bonorum d[i]c[t]i def[uncti]

      31.Execut[ricis] in d[i]c[t]o testa[men]t[o] no[m]i[n]at

      32. Will[iam] Babington /

      - - -

      33.The xth [10th] of Aprill

      34.A true Emventary of the good[es] & Chattells of

      35.Nicholas Meredeth late deceased.

      36.One hat towe [two] Cot[es] two doblett[es] two pare of briches two peire of

      37.Nether stock[es] one paire of Shues two shurt[es] three band[es]xs [10s]

      38.The lese of the house vli [£5]

      39.One Cubbard one Chere one forme one bord w[i]th all }

      40.other Implement[es] } vs [5s]
      41.One pott towe kettles one pott haules [/hanles?] one pare of }
      42.Tong[es] i spitt i paire of Cobberd[es] i forke i spade }

      43.i grate i spade } xs [10s]
      44. Two platters two sacers1 one Candlestick xxd [20d]

      45.Two bed[es] two keverlid[es] three blanckett[es] ij [2] Twyllowes2 }

      46. ij [2] paire of sheet[es] ij [2] plillowes ij [2] Coffers the }

      47. penting about the bed[es] w[i]th all other Implem[en]t[es] } xvjs [16s]

      48.One bedstidd three old tobbs one barrell ij [2] wheeles }

      49.one Forme iij [3] bord[es] i hand sawe iij [3] nawgers3 w[i]th }

      50 other of his tooles w[i]th all other implem[en]t[es] } xs [10s]

      51. one loome iij [3] peecles [peales?] one Chereun [/Chereim ?] ij [2] panching[es]4}


      52 ij [2] yerthen pott[es] ij [2] benches ij [2] shelves w[i]th }

      53 all other implem[en]t[es] } vijs [7s]

      54. one Cowe one Calfe one Colte iijs xs 5 [3s 10d]

      55 The heay & the mucke w[i]th all other implem[en]t[es] xiiijs [14s]



      56. the some is xijli iijs viijd [£7 3s 8d]
      57. Thomas Judd
      58. Thomas Mobbes
      59. Mathewe Neale

      1 sawcer/saucer - sauceboat, usually metal, used for holding sauces and condiments; they were not used to hold cups until the 18th century
      2 twill/twilly - a coarse linen fabric, often used for bed coverings
      3 nawger - auger [contraction of ‘an awger’]
      4 pancheon - a large, shallow, earthenware bowl, in which milk was allowed to stand in order to allow the cream to separate / a cask with a quarter barrel capacity.
      5 should be ‘d’

  • Sources 
    1. [S1721] VRI - NTT, VRI British Isles - CD 2nd edition, (Lenton FHL no. 1545733 (1543 - 1549) Marriages).
      James Meridewe and Agnis Horsfoll on 21 Dec 1549

    2. [S2674] SOG, Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840, (SOG - English Origins Online).
      1549 Jas Meridew Agn Houssel, Rossington, YKS