FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF RICHARD TUSTIN AND
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:
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:
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
*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.
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 Devishis 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.
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.
SOURCES: Will of Mathew Tusten of Bodicote, 1587; Will of Richard
Tusten of Bloxham, 1598; will of Henry Tustyan of Bodicote, 1555.