Rowland Curtois

Apparently the youngest son of John Curtis, baptised 5 October 1626 at Lissington. Click here for more on his origins. Chamberlain of Lincoln 1652; Sheriff 1657; Mayor 1670. Died in 1671, after his term of office, and is buried in St. Peter at Arches, Lincoln.

In ye name of God Amen I Rowland Curtis one of ye Aldermen of ye City of Lincoln being sicke in body but of Sound & perfect mind & memory (praised be Almighty God therefore) doe make & ordain of this my last will & Testament in manner & forme following And I doe here by revoke all former Wills & and Testaments by me made whatsoever, Inprimis I doe bequeath my Soule into ye hands of Almighty God my maker & Redeemer & my body to be buryd in ye Parish Church of St Peters at Arches where I now live at ye discretion of my executrix hereafter named Imprimis I give unto my Sone John Curtis Tenn pounds to payd within one month next after my decease, & I doe forgive & remitt him what monies he doth owe me upon bond or otherwise hoping yt in regard of his education wch hath been very chargeable to me he will not Stand in need of any further bequest of mine Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Curtis ye Summe of fifty pounds for her portion to be payed her when she shall attaine unto her full age of one & twenty yeares And I doe give unto my Sayd daughter Hannah Curtis tenn pounds worth of Household goods, & to have them at ye same rate they Shall be appraised at in ye Inventory wch my executrix shall or ought to exhibite unto ye Ecclesiasticall Court after my decease Item I doe give & bequeath unto my daughters Mary Curtis & Jane Curtis each of them fifty pounds in moneys & each of them tenn pounds worth of household goods as they Shall be appraised at, And I desire Emme my now wife (if she thinke good) to keepe my sayd daughters Mary & Jane in-house with her & maintain them till their attainment of their respective ages of one & twenty yeares, She having their respective portions in her hands till then towards their respective maintenance, but in case my Sayd wife be not minded to keepe & maintain them or suffer of them in house with her soe long, then my will is yt my Sayd wife shall pay unto my Sayd daughters Mary & Jane or wch of them as she shall part with her & their respective legacys of fifty pounds a piece in moneys & ten pounds worth a piece in household goods assessed at yt time of their respective goeing from her or her passing with them as aforesaid, Item I doe give unto my Sayd daughter Jane ye Boxe of Linnings given her by her deceased mother Item I doe give & bequeath unto Ann Walker my wifes daughter five pounds in testimony of my affection to her, And I doe give unto my deare brother Mr Willyam Walker One Gould Ring of twenty Shillings price to weare for my sake Item I doe give unto my household Servant Alice Nottingham forty Shillings, all ye rest of my goods chattells debts leases & personal estate whatsoever unbequeathed my debts & funerall charges payd & expended I doe give unto Emme my deare wife whome I doe make full & sole executrix of this my will And I doe make my deare brethren John Carre & Thomas Newcomen Supervisors thereof & I doe give unto each of them one Ring of ten Shillings price for their paines In testimony whereof I have sett to my hand & seale this thirteenth day of October in ye yeare of our Lord God One Thousand six hundred seabenty one Rowland Curtis


  1. ??? Carr or Newcomen, before 1650.
  2. Emma Walker, widow, nee Hammerton.
Rowland Curtis of Lincoln Woollen Draper by reason of his intended marriage with Emme Walker Widow be accountable to Anne Walker the daughter of Emme Walker Widow and of Thomas Walker for the use of her property in Carlton in the Marsh and Heighington during her minority and shall decently maintain and educate Anne Walker till she reach the age of 18, at his expense - July 27 1669. [Lincoln Archives PSJ 2/92/5]

Issue one son and three daughters:

  1. Mary Curtois, died 28 April 1675, and is buries at St. Peter at Arches.
  2. Jane Curtois.
    Married ?Hill.
  3. Hannah Curtois
    Married ?Hawksworth.
  4. John Curtois.

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