FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
NICHOLAS AND KINBOROWE TUSTYN
Nicholas Tustyn was born in about 1525 of Alkerton. Nicholas had a
brother named John, called "my uncle John Tusten" in
Nicholas' son John's will of 1592. This brother John is likely the
John Tustyne named as overseer in Nicholas' will of 1573. The same
will mentions his sister Marie Harber. Richard Tustyn is also left a
bequest, but the relationship is not given.
Nicholas married Kinborowe in about 1550.
Nicholas died and was buried 25 October 1570 in Alkerton.
Burial record for Nicholas Tustyn in Alkerton:
"Nicholas Tusten buried ye xxvth daie of October"
Nicholas left a will proven 1573:
Will of Nicholas Tustyn of Alkerton, 1567
In nom die Amen, in the yeare of our Lorde God 1567, and in the
ninthe yeare of the raigne of oure soveraigne Ladye Quene
Elizabeth the xxxth daye of Aprill, I Nicolas Tustyn of
Alkerton, beinge sicke in bodye and parfecte in minde doo
make my last will and testament, as in maner and forme following.
Ffirst I bequeathe my soule unto Allmightye God and my bodye to be
buried within the churchyearde of Alkerton. I give unto the mother
churche iiijd. Item, I give unto the poore mens boxe of Alkerton
xijd. Item I give unto John Tustyn my sonne the wholle
croppe of corne, the whole teme of horses and mares with two irone
bounde cartes and carte geares with plowes and plowe geares with
harrowes and that belongeth there unto after the decease of Kinborowe
his mother, fortie shepe or viijl of monie and the whole
lyvinge unto the same John which is my last will and testament
after the decease of his saide mother at Johns choise three kyne
or iijth, the best bedde and all that belongeth there unto, the
best pott and the best panne of brasse, the best spytts and
cobinires, the best cubborde, the best table, the beade and the
best cofer. Item I give to Thomas Tustyn my sonne six
poundes thirteen shillings foure pence, twentye shepe or foure
poundes in money, a heifer to be delivered at twenty yeares of
age. Item I give unto Margarett Tustyn my doughter five
markes in money, ten shepe and a heffer to be delivered at the
daye of her mariage. Item I give unto Maud Tustyn my doughter
five markes in monie, tenne sheepe and a heifer to be delivered at
the daye of her mariage. Item, I give unto Dorytie my doughter
five markes in monie, tenne sheepe and a heffer to be delivered at
the daye of her mariage. Item I wyll that yf anye of my saide
children doo fortune to dye before the saide days appointed or
before the saide days of mariage that then theire ptes of goodes
and cattellls moveable and unmoveable to remayne amongst the
residue of my children beinge alyve. Item I give to Richarde
Tustyn six shillings eight pence. Item I give to John
Wylliams three shepe. Item I give to my sister Marie Harber
one sheepe. Item I give to Doritye Hyctchecocke one sheepe at the
daye of her mariage. Item I give to everie of my god children
iiijd. Allso I will move that John my sonne shall occupye one
yearde lande of the overhouse and grounde when he shall accomplish
the age of twentye yeares the same to be sowen to his hande &
after that to be plowed and tarried at theire costes that hathe
the lyvinge. I make Kynborowe my wyffe my whole executrise
and shee to minister uppon all my goodes and cattalls, moveable
and unmoveable and to paye all my debts and legicies as is
aforesaid and to bringe me honestlye on earthe. And I make John
Hopper and John Tustyne my overseers for the better
pformance of this last wyll and testament. In wytnes to this my
wyll. Ric Luddyat, Symon Palmer, Willm Gurman and Thomas Godden.
Kinborowe died and was buried 5 July 1596 in Alkerton.
Burial record for Kinborowe Tustyn in Alkerton:
"Anno 1596. Kinborowe Tuston buried the vth daye of Julye"
Nicholas and Kinborowe had the following children:
1. Margaret, christened 4 May 1552 in Alkerton.
2. John, christened 2 July 1557 in Alkerton (possible twin);
buried 4 January 1592 in Alkerton. John left a will mentioning (but
not naming) his wife, his son John, an unborn child his wife
carried, his sister Magdalen (Maude), her children Franncys, Jasper,
John and Simon, his brother-in-law Richard Parsons, and his uncle
3. Thomas, christened 2 July 1557 in Alkerton (possible
twin); married Elizabeth Compton 18 December 1581 in Alkerton.
*4. Maude, christened 3 April 1561 in Alkerton; married John
Barton 8 October 1579 in Alkerton.
5. Doretie, christened 3 February 1567 in Alkerton.
6. Richard, mentioned in father's will of 1573.
SOURCES: Alkerton parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of
Nicholas Tustian of Alkerton, 1573; www.findmypast.co.uk; will
of John Tustin of Alkerton of Alkerton, 1592, Prerogative Court