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Thomas HEATON

Male Abt 1531 - 1588  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Thomas HEATON 
    Born Abt 1531 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1588  Habrough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “THOMAS HEATON, yeoman, was born say 1531, and he was buried at Habrough, Lincolnshire, 15 August 1588. He married by say 1560 (if she was mother of all the children), ELIZABETH _____, who died after 8 December 1593 when she was named in the inventory of her deceased daughter, Helen (Heaton) Stead.
      By the 1552 will of his father, Thomas received a pair of oxen, five ewes, five lambs, a mare and a foal, an acre of wheat, an acre of beans, two hives of bees, 10s in gold, 6s 8d a year rent from the lease of Wragby land, his father’s best coat, doublet and hat, and “a great cowntr [counter] which... should remain in the name of Heaton as long as it will last.” This counter may have been included in the furniture bequeathed by Thomas to his eldest son, John.
      In the 1571 will of brother James Heaton, Thomas’ debt of £17 was left equally to his children.
      Thomas managed his inheritance well enough to leave leases to his sons and a comfortable marriage portion for his daughter. “Thomas Heaton of haburgh in the Countie of Lincoln yeoma’ beinge sike of bodie & of good and p[er]fecte memorie” made his will 6 July 1588, witnessed by hugh Reyott, Robte Clayton, and Edward Browne. Thomas requested burial ‘in haburgh church... I give and bequethe to the mother churche of Lincoln iijd.” He disposed of his worldly estate as follows:
      ...to Willm’ my sonne the lease of Phillipsonnes land duringe all the yeres wch is to come with the Crope wch is nowe growinge in the feld res[er]vinge one acre of barley & one acre of pease wch is alredie soune to the use of his brother John heaton Also I will that the said John heaton shall plowe sowe lead and carrie into the lathe for two croppes more all the crope that shall come or growe upon the same land so that the lathe be within the towne of haburgh and he to have for his paines all the grass and medowe that dothe belonge to the same duringe the said tyme and the said Willm’ to find seede yerelie for the same and the said Willm’ to dwell and remaine with the foresaid John duringe the said time and to do his true intente & s[er]vice Also I give unto the said Willm’ a gray maire called Thurestill Also a truso bed with all things threto belonginge and the table in the hall and a hutch wch is in the chamber ov[er] the hall
      Itm’ I give and bequethe unto Edward my sonne £40 That is to saie at or upon lamas day next come twelve moneth 20 marks and so yerelie that tyme twelve moneth to be payd untill the whole some of £40 be paid
      Itm’ I give unto the said Edward the yonge sorrell maire & a truse bed with all things thereto belonginge and two fur deles to make him a table Also I will that my brother Edward heaton shall have the bringinge up of him duringe his minoritie and his porcion to be paid yerelie unto him for his use Also I will that if ether of them die before thei come to the full age of 21 yeres then I will that the porcion & land remaine unto the other of them two wch is alive.
      Also I bequethe unto my daughter helen £30 to be paid unto her at the daie of her marriage in pence or penie worth if she do live untill that tyme. Provided that she make her choise by the advice of my brother Farebarne and my brother Edward heaton or else to take 20£ & use her owne discretion and if she die before she be married then to have £10 to make a will with
      Itm’ I give to margaret Tendry a blacke flecked qure of two yeres of age and yewe with a lambe...to my sheppard a lambe and to Robt Claytons thre sonnes eche of them a yewe...to Robte Pinnege...to my god children so many as cometh to myne executors 4d a pece...to Hugh Reyott alode of haie
      ...to John Heaton my eldest sonne the lease of my farme wch I nowe dwell in Also to the saidf John Heaton I give the Counter in the hall & the gallowe balks in the chymney in the hall Also the iron gavelocke and the grindeston with the iron spindle
      The residue of my goods my debts and legacies beinge paid & my bodie beinge honestlie buried I give to Elizabeth my wiffe and John my sonne whom I make my full executers and thei to remaine & dwell together duringe her widowhead And if she marrie agayne they to make admision and to dep[ar]te
      Also I give to my landladie 10s
      Also I will that Michaell Farebarne and Robte Clayton be my sup[er]visors and thei to have for their paines ether of them 10s
      Itm’ it is conditioned betwene my landlord hopkinson & me that at the end of my lease I shall pie no rent for the last half yere
      In witness wheref I have setto my hand the daie and yere above written

      The will was proved 24 October 1588 by John son of the deceased, power reserved for the other executor.

      Neither Edward Heaton nor Beatrix (Heaton) Fairbarne named their widowed sister-in-law in their wills, and Thomas’ own suggestion that if Elizabeth remarry she should “remove herself” from his property, may indicate that she was not popular with her in-laws or that her marriage portion was inadequate. She was living in Habrough as late as 8 December 1593 when the inventory of the estate of her daughter, Helen Stead, mentioned “certaine money due to the said Helen Stead in her lifetyme as p[ar]cell of her childs porcion remayninge nowe in the hands of widowe heaton of haburgh the some of xl.” This would imply that in the five years since her husband’s death, Elizabeth, by now in her fifties, had not remarried.”««s85»» [1]
    Person ID I12217  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2020 

    Father John HEATON,   b. Abt 1490,   d. Between 25 Jul and 6 Oct 1552, Fotherby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alice ? 
    Family ID F4223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ?,   d. Aft 8 Dec 1593 
    Children 
     1. Alice HEATON,   b. 28 Jan 1560/1, Laceby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John HEATON,   b. 29 Jun 1563, Laceby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edward HEATON,   b. 21 May 1566, Habrough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. William HEATON,   b. 31 Jul 1567, Habrough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1616, Great Limber, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. Edward HEATON,   b. Abt 1569
     6. Helen HEATON,   b. Abt 1571
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S85] English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and His Nephew, James Heaton of New Have, Conn., Richardson, Douglas and Smith, Dean Crawford.