of Sawdon, in the parish of Brompton, co. York.
Date of birth or
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.
Date of death: 1 August 1571 × 2 October 1572.
Place of burial: Brompton by Sawdon, co. York.
The will of Rowland Casse, transcribed below, dated 1 August 1571 and proved 2 October 1572, stated that he was to be buried at Brompton.
Rowland Casse's six sons were named in his will. The known daughter comes from the will of his son Robert (transcribed on his page).
John Casse, of Sawdon, d. 13 March 1601[/2] × 8 May 1606;
Michael Casse, living 3 August
Michael was living on 3 August 1585, when he was mentioned in the will of his brother Gregory.
Robert Casse, bur. Brompton, 11(?) February 1584[/5];
m. Elizabeth _____, bur. Brompton, 5 August 1634, who m. (2) Brompton, 12 May 1588, William Casse.
Gregory Casse, of Ruston, d. 3
August × 16 October 1585, bur. Wykeham;
m. Anne Hall, living 16 October 1585.
His will, transcribed below, dated 3 August 1585, and proved 16 October 1585, stated that he was to be buried at Wykeham, and mentions among others his wife Anne and her children Margaret Hall and Anthony Hall.
Roger Casse, bur. Brompton, 23
William Casse, living 3 August
William was living on 3 August 1585, when he was mentioned in the will of his brother Gregory. Because there was more than one William Casse in the area, he is difficult to identify in other records.
_____ Casse (daughter);
m. William Whitfield.
The will of Robert Casse (transcribed on the page of Robert Casse) gives a legacy "to William Whytfeilds two Children that he had with my syster".
Will of Rowland Casse of Sawdon, dated 1 August 1571, proved 2 October 1572.
In dei nomine amen the firste
day of August in the yeare of our lorde god 1571 I Rowland Casse
of Sawdon within the parishe of
brompton beinge hooll of minde and of perfecte Remembrannce
do ordeine and make this my last will and Testamente in writinge
in manner and fourme Folowinge Firste I give my soull to
allmightie god and to all the Celestiall Companie of heaven and
my bodie to be buried within the Church yeard of
brompton Also I give and bequeathe to the poore mans box of the
said churche xijd Item I give and bequeath to Roberte
Casse my sonne the hooll Farmehold which he nowe
dwellethe in with all the lan[d]s(?) and -----
belonginge unto yt the which
the I nowe
do occupie my selfe for the terme of six yeares paiing yearlie to
John Casse my sonne the Rente of xviijs & to his heires Item
I give and bequeathe to william Casse my sonne at the
end of the aforesaid yeares of Roberte casse other six
yeares painge xviijs to John casse or his heires by yeares Item
I will that Christofer trotte have the house that he
dwellethe in duringe his(?) liffe paienge(?) the Rente of five
shillinges by yeare to william Casse my sonne Also I
give and bequeathe to william Casse my sonne and to his
heyres lawfullie begotten the Cottaige that Christofer
Riette(?) dwellethe in with all the profitts
and comodities thereto belonginge for ever Item
I give and bequeathe to John Casse my sonne and to his heires the
Revercion of all my landes and Tenementes
in Sawldon or whearsoever they be with
all my deides and evidences Condicionallie that he shall enter in
bonnde to pay eighteine pownds within thre
yeares after my decease that is to saye to Michaell Casse iij li
xijs Roberte Casse iij li xijs to
gregorye casse iij li xijs to Roger Casse iij li
xijs to william casse iij li xijs my
children and yf that John my sonne do Refuse to pay all the
foresaid Sommes of mony and to performe this my
last wyll and Testamente accordinge to my trewe meaninge then I
will that Roberte Casse and Gregorye casse my sonnes
shall have and enioye to them and ther heyres for ever
all my said landes and Tenements and they to pay the Sommes
at such tyme as ys afforesaid Item I give and bequeathe
to sir Richarde chelmeley the best horse or mare that I have at
the day of my deathe the which he will chose also I make
him supervisor of this my last will and Testamente
desiringe him as my moste trust is to be favorable unto my
Children and to see this my will fulfilled and that none of my
children shall do unto other any wronge I give and bequeathe to I
Franncis doughter to John Casse one arke which
is in her Fathers howse Item I give and bequeathe to
william Casse my sonne one cowe called savertoppe(?)
The Residewe of my goods unbequeathed my depts and Funerall
expens[e]s paid I give unto gregorie Casse Roger Casse and william
Casse my sonnes whom I make my executors of this my last will and
Testamente In witnes whearof I have sette my hand and seall the
day and yeare above written Theis witnesses Christofer
Riette(?) and william norison Item the said
Rowland Casse did give unto his <Sonne> Roberte
Casse - one mare as he boughte hir of his brother michaell Casse
and to pay for hir at martinmas - ---- xiiijs theis witnesses
william norison and John miles. Proved 2 October 1572.
[PCY 19: 305, FHL film #99,475; very difficult to read in places]
Will of Gregorye Casse of Ruston, dated 3 August 1585, proved 16 October 1585.
In the name of God amen the thirde day of
August, in the yere of our lorde god 1585, I Gregorye
Casse of Ruston, beinge sick of bodye, but whole of mynde, and of
good and perfecte Remembrance, makes and ordeines this
my last will and testament in manner and forme
following First I bequiethe my soule to Almyghtie god, my maker
and Redemer and my bodye to be buryed in my parishe
Churche Earthe of Wykehame, Item I geve and bequiethe to Anne
Casse my wife one Cottage house in sawden in the tenure of Thomas
Edmonnde. Item I geve and bequiethe to my brother John Casse my
Ainncient tenemente ----- Ca-- Close, A medowe Close
Called the wheate Close, And A Close Called the Whithead Close,
and thre oxegangs of feild lande, and medowe and fowre oxgange of
more land, Condicionallye, that he shall paye vij
xs, unto Roger Casse my brother and xs to mychaell Casse my
brother, which he shall pay within thre yeres
after my decease, And I will that he shall paye unto my brother
Robert Casse iiij Children iiij li, everye
one of them xxs when they Come to lawfull age, provided
alwayes that he John Casse shall suffer my wife to have the
occupacion of the said tenemente before
Recyted, with all the Closes above named and thre
oxgangs of felde lande. and fower oxegange of more lande with
thappurtenances duringe her naturall
life, Item I geve to my said brother John Casse Certayne l---
Called oxecrofts to have dureinge his naturall life, and after
him to Gregorie Casse his sonne, to have all the said tenement
Closes Medowes feilde landes and moore landes with thappurtenances
to him and his heires for ever, And if he dye without
heires males, then to Returne to the next of the full blood(?) of
the gyver. Item I geve to Roger Casse my brother my
blacke nage, a sadle and the best of my apparell. Item I geve to
my brother william Casse --- ----- with a litle
Close and Certayne ----- lande in the [tenure] of wydowe ------
to him and his heires forever The Resydue of my goodes my debts
and funerall expences discahrged I give to Anne Casse my wife,
margaret Hall her daughter and Anthonye Hall her sonne, whome I
make my sole executors, of this my last will and testament These
witnesses John Robinson, John and[er?]son, and william
williamson with others. Proved 16 October 1585.
[PCY 23: 107, FHL film #99,481; the microfilm copy is very
difficult to read]
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.