Alice Casse
wife of William Norrison and William Carlill.

Date of birth: say 1580.
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.
This estimate, which makes her 18 at her first marriage, should not be far off. She had a child in 1622, so it would be hard to place her birth much earlier.

Date of death: After 29 June 1622.
Place of death or burial: Unknown.
Her youngest known child was born on 29 June 1622.

Father: Robert Casse, of Sawdon, bur. Brompton, 11(?) February 1584[/5].
Mother: Elizabeth _____, bur. Brompton, 5 August 1634.

Spouses:
See the page of Alice's mother Elizabeth for a discussion.

(1) m. Brompton, 19 November 1598, William Norrison, bur. Brompton, 20 January 1612[/3].
[Brompton PR]

(2) m. Brompton, 12 November 1615, William Carlill, of Sawdon, bp. Brompton, 24 August 1588, bur. there 18 October 1639.
[Brompton PR]

Children by William Norrison:
The baptisms of three children appear in the Brompton register [Brompton PR]. The will of William Norrison also mentions children William and Anne, who were probably baptized between 1601 and 1609, a period when the Brompton registers are deficient.

Dorothy Norrison, bp. Brompton, 17 May 1600;
m. Brompton, 4 June 1627, William Walker.
[Brompton PR]

William Norrison, prob. b. 16019, bur. Brompton, 20 November 1627.
[Brompton PR]

Anne Norrison, prob. b. 16019;
m. Brompton, 8 August 1624, George Bentley.
[Brompton PR]

Richard Norrison, of Sawdon, bp. Brompton, June 1610, bur. Brompton, 5 June 1684;
m. Alice _____, living 27 September 1680.
[Brompton PR] The will of Richard Norrison, dated 27 September 1680, and proved 25 June 1684, mentioned among others his wife Alice, and is transcribed below.

John Norrison (posthumous), bp. Brompton, 2 July 1613, bur. Brompton, 4 March 1680[/1];
m. Brompton, 8 October 1637, Priscilla Walker.
[Brompton PR] The will of John Norrison, date 5 November 1674 and proved 6 October 1681, is transcribed below.

Children by William Carlill:
See the page of William Carlill for details.

Robert Carlill, bp. Brompton, 13 March 1615[/6], d. 21 October 1669 21 January 1669[/70];
m. Brompton & Hackness, 28 July 1640, Margaret Cockerell.

Elizabeth Carlill, bp. Brompton, 31 January 1618[/9], still alive 12 November 1674;
m. Brompton by Sawdon, 12 July 1636,
William Craven, bp. Wykeham, 11 December 1608, d. 16745.

John Carlill, bp. Brompton, 29 June 1622, d. 16 October 1669 21 January 1669[/70];
m. (1) Catherine _____, d. & bur. Hackness, 27 January 1655[/6];
m. (2) Brompton, 21 April 1657, Ann Perisson.


Will of William Nurrison of Sawden, dated 18 January 1612[/3], proved 1 July 1613.

In the name of god Amen the xviijth daie of Januarie Anno domini 1612 I William Nurrison of Sawden within the parish of Brompton in Pickeringlieth within the Countie of Yorke husbandman sicke in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance (praised be God) doe make this my last will and Testament in mannor and forme Followinge videlicet First I doe give and bequeath my soule to Allmightie God my Makher who gave it and to the sonne And my Saviour Jesus Christ by whose death and passion I looke to be saved And by none other meanes els And my bodie to be buried in the Churchyarde of Brompton aforesaid For my temporall estate wherewith God hath blessed me First I doe give and bequeath to my sonne William Nurrison my now dwellinge house with all the rightes thereto belonginge in full satisfaccion and Contentacion of his Childes porcion Item I doe give and bequeath to Richard Nurrison my sonne my two leases with all my Right title and interest in them conteyned the one whereof is I taken of the Kinges Majestie the other of Robert Stauper of Snainton in full satisfaccion and Contentacion of his Childes porcion Item I doe give & bequeath to my two daughters dorathie and Anne Nurrison all my Goodes and Chattelles moveable and unmoveable equallie to be devided betweene them (my wiffe her thirdes Excepted) Provided allwaies that if my wiffe be with Childe by me then it is my will and my Mynde that it shall have a full share and parte of all with my said two daughters Item I doe give to Everie of my three Sisters Children ijs vjd Item I doe give as a Stocke to the poore of Brompton and Sawden xs to remaine forever xs Item I doe give to the said poore of Brompton and Sawden xs more to be distributed amonge them presently after my death Item I doe give to Mr. Bainebrige Clerke vs And I doe make Alice Nurrison my wife and my two daughters dorathie and Anne ioynte Executors of this my last will and testament witnesses hereof Giles Bainebrige Ustace Casse John Readehead Stephen Myles. Proved 1 July 1613. [PCY 32: 418, FHL film # 99,498]

Will of John Norrison of Wykeham, dated 5 November 1674, proved 6 October 1681.

In the name of God Amen I John Norrison of Wickham in the County [of] yorke yeoman weake in body but of good and perfect memory thanckes be to Almighty God, And ----ing --- remembrance the uncertaine estate of this transitory life and that flesh must yeild unto death when it shall please God to call doe make constitute ordaine and declare this my last will & testament in manner and forme Followeing revoakeing and annulling by these presents all & every testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writeing And [this?] to be taken for my last will and testament and none other First I give and Committ my soule unto Almighty God my saviour and Redeemer in whome and by the merrrits of Jesus Christ I trust and beleeve assuredly to be saved; And to have full remission and forgivenes of all my sinnes And for my body to be buried in such place where my executor hereafter named doe appointe Item I give and bequeath unto Priscilla my wife all that Cottage or Tenement with a garth Containing(?) with appurt--(?) scituate lying and being in Brompton in the County of yorke And alsoe all the Farly(?) or Odlandes(?) --- Brompton feildes aforesaid, And one butt of Land in a place called Markemonth in Wickham ---- aforesaid for and dureing her naturall life and after her decease I give and bequeath the said Cottage or Tenement garth Landes and all other the before mentioned premisses in Brompton and Wickham aforesaid with theire and every of theire appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaineing unto John Norrison my sonne and his heirs for ever Nevertheless and upon this condition that he the said John Norrison my sonne pay out of the said premises(?) ---- demised to him unto Jaine Norrison my Grandchild and daughter of William Norrison my eldest sonne deceased the iust summe of tenn poundes of lawfull English money when she shall attaine the age of one and twenty yeares, But if it please God she dye before she attaine the age of one and twenty yeares the devise as to the tenn pound to her made to be voide; Item as for my personall estate goodes Chattells household stuffe debts money whatsoever my debts being duely paid [funeral] expences discharged I give and bequeath unto Priscilla my wife whoe I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament; In Wittnesse hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal[e] the fifth day of November in the one and thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of our sovereigne Lord Charles [the] second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith &c. Annoque domini 1674 John Norrison his marke sealed signed and published in the presence of us Anne Whitwell her marke Thomas Farside William Whitfeild. Proved 6 October 1681. [PCY 59: 179, FHL film #99,589; the microfilm copy of this will has serious legibility problems]

Will of Richard Norrison of Sawdon, dated 27 September 1680, proved 25 June 1684.

In the name of God Amen I Richard Norrison of Sawdon in Pickering Lyth in the County of yorke yeoman sicke of body but perfect of remembrance praised be Almighty God doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme Followeing First and above all things I Commit my soule into the handes of Almighty God hopeing throught the merrits of Jesus Christ to be saved, And my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, As for my temporall estate I give and bequeath as Followeth Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William the house I now live in and garth and Close thereto belonging after the decease of me and my wife to him and his heires for ever; Item I give unto my sonne William one little garth adjoineing to the Close called Chappell garth on the West and on the north and on Mr. Cayley ground on the South; Item I give unto my daughter Anne all the right I have in one Close called Chappell garth after the decease of me and my wife she paying unto my daughter Jaine two poundes and tenn shillings before they enter of the said Close; Item I give unto my daughter Ellis all the right I have in one Close called the New Close the West end of it and I give unto my daughter Jaine the East end of that said new Close now as it is devided after the decease of me and my wife she paying unto my said daughter Jaine two poundes and tenn shillings before she enter of the said Close, Provided that my daughter Jaine have free passage through the west end of the new Close with carte and carriage; Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William one other close called new Close now devided into two partes adjoineing of a Close called Robinson Close & Steward garth on the North and on the new Closes which Ellis and Jaine is to have on the south after the decease of me and my wife, Item I give unto my sonne William all my husbandry geere after my decease my debts paide and funerall expences discharged I make and ordaine my wife Alice and my daughter Jaine sole executors of this my last will and testament In Wittness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seale this twenty seventh day of September in the yeare of our Lord 1680 Richard Norrison his marke John Allatson his marke Richard Cass Ewstace Cass Richard Cass. Proved 25 June 1684. [PCY 60: 232, FHL film #99,590]


Reference abbreviations

Brompton PR = Parish registers of Brompton (by Sawdon), co. York, FHL film #573,986.

PCY = Prerogative and Exchequer Court of the Archbiship of York.


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.