FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD TUSTIN AND
JOYSE GOOLDE


Richard Tustin was born in about 1540 of Bloxham, Oxfordshire. He married Joyse Goolde, the daughter of Baptist and Margaret Golde. The Tustin family are sometimes listed as Tusten or Tustian.

Richard died and was buried, leaving a will dated 1598:


Richard Tusten will

Will of Richard Tusten of Bloxham, 1598


I Richard Tusten of Bloxham being sicke and weake in body but of good remembrance doe make my last will and testament as followeth: ffirst I comitt my soule into the hands of God my onelye Savior and my bodye to be buried in ye churchyard of Bloxham, and as for my worldlye goodes, I dispose in manner following, I geve and bequeath to Baptist my sonne as well for ye accomplishment and pferment of the vl which my father in lawe Baptist Goolde in his last will bequeathed unto him, as also for ye childs parte and porton of my goodes which I minde to bestowe upon hime ye sume of xxl of lawfull English money, to be paid unto him any time within foure yeares nexte cominge after ye daye of the date of making this my will, at ye discretion of mine executors and if it please God yf my said sonne Baptist Tusten do depte out of this life before he doe receve this his porton to him bequeathed then my will is yf ye said summe shalbe equallie devided amonge ye rest of my children then lyvinge. Item I geve and bequeath to Ann Tusten my daughter both for ye accomplishment and pformannce of xl geven unto her by the last will and testament of Baptist Goolde my father in lawe. And also that pte of my goodes that minde to be xxx upon the sume of xxl of lawfull money of England to be paid to her at the xxiiijth yeare of her age, or at ye day of her marriage if it be before the said xxiiij yeares of her age. Item I geve and bequeathe to Ursula my daughter both for the accomplishement and pformannce of vil xiiijs iiijd which my father in lawe Baptist Goolde in his last will bequeathed to her and also for ye pte of my goodes which I minde to give unto her the some of xiij vis viiijd to be paid unto her at the xxiiij year of her age, or at they daye of her mariage if it be before ye said xxiiij yeares. Item I geve and bequeath to Henrye my sonne both for ye accomplishment and pformance of iijl geven unto him by ye last will of my foresaid faather in lawe and also for yt pte of my goodes which I minde to bestowe upon him to be paid unto him at ye xxijth yeare of his age. Item I geve and bequeath to William my sonne vijl of lawfull money of England, to be paid unto him at ye xxijth yeare of his age. I geve and bequeath to my daughter Constance and Margarett to eache of them vl a peece of lawfull money of England to be paid unto them at ye xxiiijth yeare of their severall ages, or at ye day of their mariage if it be before ye said xviiijth yeares. Also my will is yf any of my foresaid children doe depte out of this life before ye time, that he, she, or they should receave the portone to him, her or them, geven and bequeathed in this my last will that they ye pte of him, her or them soe dpted shalbe equallie devided amonge ye rest of my children surviving. Also my will is yf my wife Joyse and Richard my sonne equally between them whome I do make my executor of this my last will jointly together, and neither of them do sell or dispose of my goods without ye consent of ye other and if any quarrel or controversie shall arise between my executors concerning this my last will or any thinge herein conteined yf then ye said executors shall stande to and obey such order as shalbe taken and sett downe between them by ye discretion and anlitement of mine overseers. And I appoint overseers of this my last will Mr John Craker,  Thomas Burkett, Henry Coleman, Edward Shugborowe. Wittnesses here unto are the said Mr John Craker, Thomas Burkett, Henry Coleman, Thomas Lovell, Edward Shugborowe.


Richard and Joyse had the following children:


1. Richard


2. Baptist


3. Anne


4. Ursula


5. Henry


6. William, married Elizabeth Truss about 1614; had children baptized in Cropredy; "William Tustain who had married Truss's sister and come to live in their household had spent 1613 and 1614 working at Robins, possibly as a shepherd" (The Town of Cropredy).


*6. Constance, born in about 1590; married 1) Edmond Tanner 23 November 1615 in Cropredy, 2) Nehemiah Gardner 20 April 1634 in Cropredy; buried 11 March 1635/6 in Cropredy.


7. Margaret



SOURCES: Will of Richard Tusten, 1598; Cropredy parish register; The Town of Cropredy 1570-1640, Pamela Keegan.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY AND ANNE TUSTYAN



Henry Tustyan was born in about 1520 of Bodicote. He married Anne. Henry died in 1555, leaving a will.

The Bodicote parish register began in 1563, so predate Henry's will. The will of Richard's brother Mathew in 1587 provides some information about the family. Mathew is of Bodicote, Oxfordshire a village about three miles from Bloxham. In the nuncupative (verbal) will, Mathew mentions brothers Richard, Thomas, John, and William. His father and mother are also mentioned, but not by name.

Mathew Tuston of Bodicote, 1587
In the name of God Amen, the xxvith day of May in the yere of our Lord God 1573, Mathew Tusten of Bodicote, sicke of body but of pfect mind & memory (thanks be to God), did make his last will & testament nuncupative in manner & forme following – first he bequeathed his soule unto Allmightie God his only maker & redeymer. Item, he bequeathed & gave unto his brother Richard Tusten, the elder xxl. Item, he gave to his brother Thomas Tusten his best coate and paire of hose, a kewer & a coffer. Item, he gave to his brother Thomas Tusten sonn a chaffing dish, ij saucers. Item to his brother John Tusten his cloak, a fryse fork, a kettle, an salt, a spewter dish & his books. Item to his brother Willm a bed with all things belonging unto the same, his best hatt, his best hose and coffer, a pewter  dish & a brasse pott paying unto his brother Thomas Tusten vjd. Item the same unto his brother Richard Tusten his casket, his doublet, a platter, & a new xxx. Item he gave unto Richard Gold of Aderburye xxs. Item to Henrye Ward a spittle staff. Item, to Willm Devis his father in law he gave an hand bill & xiijd of monie which was owing unto him. Item he gave to his brethren Thomas, John, Willim & Richard Tusten the younger the sum of vil xiijs iiijd of money to be equally devided amoung them. Item he gave unto Margarett Smith one coffer with all that was in the same in fond recompense of his regards & all after paynes between them willing that his father & mother deliver the same quietly unto her without any further voice or sight thereof.


There is a will for Henry Tustyan of Bodicote in 1555, which unfortunately does not name his eight children, but does mention his wife Anne and brother Thomas Tustyan. It is likely that Henry and Anne are the parents of Richard and his brothers. The unnamed children in the will were most likely not yet adult in 1555, as Anne was named the executor.


Henry Tustian will

Will of Henry Tustyan of Bodicote, 1555


In the name of God Amen the 26 daye of November in the yere of our Lorde God 1555 I Henry Tustyan off Bodicote within the parish off Aderburye, sick in bodie, pfyt and whole in remembrannce make my wyll in maner and forme following, ffyrste I bequeth my sowle to Allmyghtie God, our Ladie Saynte Marie and to all the sayntes in heaven and my bodye to be buryed in the church yard off Aderbury. Allso I gyve and bequeth to the Cathedrall churche of Lincoln ijd. To the churche of Aderbury xijd. And to our churche of Bodicote iijs iiijd. Allso I bequeth to everye one of my eaght children twentie shillings of good and lawfull money of England. Allso it is my wyll after that my bodye be buryed the churche payd, my detts and my bequests payed that the resydew of all my goods doo remayne to the use of Anne my wyffe. Allso I doo ordeyne and make Anne my wyffe my executrix to execute this my laste wyll and Mathew Wyse and Thomas Bratford my overseers to see that this my laste wyll be pformed. Wytnesseth Richard Benyt off Banbury and Thomas Tustyan my brother with others.


Henry and Anne had the following children:


1. Mathew, died about 1587 of Bodicote.


2. Richard, born about 1540 of Bloxham; married Joyse Goolde; died about 1589 of Bloxham.


3. Thomas


4. John


5. William




SOURCES: Will of Mathew Tusten of Bodicote, 1587; Will of Richard Tusten of Bloxham, 1598; will of Henry Tustyan of Bodicote, 1555.