William Ladkins was born in about 1520 of Boddington, the son of
Thomas Ladkins. He is mentioned in his father's will of 1553.
William died and was buried 8 December 1580 in Boddington.
Burial record for William Ladkins in Boddington
"Willm Ladkins obijt viij die Decemb: ano pd."
Wills left by William's children give additional information
about the family.
Son William left a will dated 1588, which included:
"I geve unto my sonne Thomas Ladkins xvl and to be
delivered with hime and at the age of xxij yeares my sonne to
have it unto his owne use & governement. Item unto Thomas
my sonne I geve my malt mill & the best cart that I have
and to be delivered as aforesaid. Item, I geve unto my
daughter Elizabeth vijl and the best brasse pott and a
bedd with three pare of sheets and to be delivered at the age
of xx yeares hir mother to have the use of it if she will
keepe hir. Item I geve unto my wives ij daughters
xiijs iiij d a peece. The residewe of my goods unbequeathed I
geve unto Alice Ladkins my wife my debts being paid
whom I make my whole executrix of this my las will &
testament dated the xxijth of December in the yeare of our
Lord God 1588. Witnes to this my xxx will Simond Rogers
minister, Edward Wells, Richard Ladkins, William
Rowley writer hereof."
Son Richard left a will dated 1602, which included:
"Item I gyve and bequethe unto my brother Jerom Ladkeyns
the own halfe of this my three yard lands and halfe during
the said terme. Secondly I give unto my brother Jerom the one
halfe of my horse and beast and halfe the croppe in the field
and at home; Alsoe I gyve unto my brother Jerom one bedsteede
and twoe mattrisses and twoe bolsters, twoe paire of sheetes,
twoe blankets, one hillinge one bedclothe. Alsoe I give unto
my brother Jerom the one halfe of my hogs and halfe my wooll
and halfe the malt myll and halfe the brasse and peter and
halfe the carte and plowes with this condicon that my brother
Jerom shall paye the one halfe of my debts and gyfts when it
shalbe due, and halfe all taxes and dues whatsoever it shall
happen and to keepe the one halfe of the repayed. Alsoe I give
unto my cosen Thomas Ladkeyns son to my brother Wm deceased
tenne pounds to be paide at the age of thirtie yeares.
Alsoe I gyve unto Henrye Whede xxs to be paid when my executor
shall thinke good. Alsoe I gyve unto the poore of Byfeild
eighte strykes of corne. Alsoe I give unto the maintenance of
the church iijs iijd. Alsoe I give to Agnes Arnole of
Boddington and her sonne John xxs a peece. Item I doe owe and
am indebted unto my cosen Thomas Ladkeyns aforesayde
xvl to be paide at the age of xxijl yeares and one iron bond
carte at the same tyme. Item I have owinge of mee by Roger
Healey ixs vid, John Arnoll of Boddington xiiijl, Roger Cleden
vis viijd, Mr Challenger vis viijd. All the reste of my lese
and chattel and all other moneye & goods moveable and
unmoveable whatsoever I give to Agnes my loving wife
making her my whole executor. Wytnesse of us Robte
Ladkyens, Wm Ladkyns, John Clifton"
Son Richard's widow Agnes died and was buried 25 December
1602. She left a will as Anne Ladkins, widow of Boddington,
which included more details about the Ladkins family:
"First I give and bequeath to my sister Anne Ladkins
my best gowne and my best peticote. Secondlie I give unto my
sister Margaret my second gowne & second peticote.
Allso I give unto Alice Willson the rest of my wearing
apparel. Item I give unto my sisters sonne Thomas Ladkins
my joynd bedd after my brother Jeromes decease. Allso
I give unto William Ladkins children, either of them a
sheepe. Item I give unto Robert Ladkins children
either of them a sheepe. Allso I give unto Thomas Frenches
sonne a sheepe. Allso I give unto Thomas Curnett a sheepe.
Item I give to Henry Stockley a sheepe. Allso I give to John
Willmore a sheepe. Item I give to Thomas Ladkins a
bedstead & a mattres. Allso I give unto Cicilie Crompe a
bedstead & mattres. All the rest of my goods and cettells
& money whatsoever I give unto my brother Jerome
making him my whole executor.
Wittnes of us John Arnolls, Willm Ladkins, Henry
Son Jerome left a will dated 1612, which included:
"First I give and bequeath to Thomas Ladkins the sonne of
William Ladkins my godsonne two coffers with that which
is in them. Secondlie I give unto William Ladkins the
younger sonne of the said William one cowe. Item I give
unto the servants of the howse vis. Item I give unto my
brother Robbert Ladkins xs & my best sute of
reparrell. Item I give unto my brother Roger Ladkins
xs. All the residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever I give
& bequeath to William Ladkins of nether Boddington the
elder makinge him my whole executor."
William and his wife had the following children:
, mentioned in grandfather's will of 1553;
married Agnes; occupation - husbandman of Byfield, a parish
about two miles east of Boddington; left will dated 1602.
, born in about 1550 of Boddington;
mentioned in grandfather's will of 1553; married Elizabeth;
mentioned in brother Jerome's will of 1612; buried 9 January
1619, leaving a will.
, mentioned in grandfather's will of 1553.
, occupation - husbandman; mentioned in brother
Richard's will of 1602; buried 18 February 1612 in Boddington,
leaving a will dated 1612.
, mentioned in brother Jerome's will of 1612;
had son William.
, of Byfield; married Alice; had son Thomas
and daughter Elizabeth; left a will dated 1588; mentioned in
brother Richard's will of 1602 as deceased.
SOURCES: Boddington parish register; will of Thomas Ladkyns
of Boddington, 1553; will of William Ladkins of Byfield,
Northamptonshire, 1588; will of Richard Ladkins of Byfield,
Northamptonshire, 1602; will of Jerome Ladkins of Boddington,
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
Thomas Ladkyns was born in about 1490 of Boddington. He died,
leaving a will dated 1553.
Will of Thomas Ladkyns of Boddington, 1553
The Testament of Thomas Ladkyns of Bodyngton
In the name of God Amen the x day of September in the yere
of our Lord God God 1553 in the sixth yere of our Souvrayn Lord
Edward the Sixth by the grace of God Kyng of England, Frannce,
& Ireland, defender of the faith under God of the church of
England & Ireland Supreme Lord, I Thomas Ladkyns of
beying in pfyt memorye make this my last wyll
& testament in manner folowyng, first I bequeth my sowle to
Almyghty God, my body to be buried in the chyrchyard of
Bodyngton. Also I bequeth to the poore mens boxe vid. Also to
the mendying of the hye wayes in Over Bodyngton vs. Also to Rich
Ladkyns & Robt Ladkyns the son of Willem Ladkyns my son
to ether of them my land. To Eme the other child of my son
xiijs iiijd. Also to my god daughter Anne
Wylbox xijd. The resydew of my goods not gevyn and unbequethed I
geve & beqeth to Thomas Ladkyns my son
, whom I make
my sole executor, he to pay my detts pforme my wyll & bring
me honestly to the ground. And I order & make Willim
Ladkyns my son
oversear to see that thys my last wyll be
truly pformyd & to the said Willim Ladkyns my son
for hys paynes taking in that busyness I bequeth iijs iiijd.
These being wytness Wyllm Roo parish preste of Bodyngton,
Richard Wylbox, Robert Chylde, Willim Ladkyns with others.
SOURCES: Will of Thomas Ladkyns of Boddington, 1553.
Thomas and his wife had the following children:
, born about 1520 of Boddington.