William and Agnes Tylle
William Tylle was the son of Thomas Tylle and Margaret —. He was a husbandman of Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. William married Agnes —. William’s will was dated 1 January 1578/9 and was proved 28 January 1578 at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Agnes’ will was dated 1 June 1582 and proved 13 July 1582 at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England.
William and Agnes' children are:
1. Elizabeth Tilley, married Richard Huckle.
2. Robert Tilley, married Elizabeth —, a yeoman, will dated 31 Dec 1612 and was proved on 6 Apr 1612.
3. Mary Tilley.
4. Alice Tilley, married Willyam Sheffeilde.
5. — Tilley, married Wilyam Warde.
6. — Tilley, married Thomas Younge.
1. Ward, Robert Leigh, “English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers: Tilley, Sampson, and Cooper”, The American Genealogist, Vol. 52, pgs. 198-208.
Was a husbandman (farmer) and lived in Henlow. His will (dated 1 Jan 1578/9) is as follows:
"Will of Willyam Tylle, Archdeaconry of Bedford, 19:86 f.: In the name of god Amen: The firste of January Adm 1578: I Willyam Tylle of Henlow in the countie of Beddforde husbandman, sicke of bodie but whole of minde, thanckes be unto god, doe ordaine and make this my laste will and testament , in manner & fourme followinge: Firste I committ my soule to allmightie god, and my bodie to be buried in the church yearde of Henlowe aforesaide: Imprimis I give to Robert Tille my sonne, twoe bullockes, & to John his sonne, one bullocke: Item I give unto Wilyam Warde, my sonne in lawe, twoe bullockes, one yearelinge, & an other twoe yeares oulde: Item I give unto Willyam Sheffeilde my sonne in lawe, a cowe bullocke & a bullchime. Item I will that Willyam Sheffeilde shall have his bargaine, in my lande from that time he beganne untill three yeares be expired: Item I give unto every one of Robert Tylles children, twoe sheeepe a peese & to him selfe fower sheepe: Item I give unto Agnes Warde two sheepe: Item I give unto Willyam Sheffeildes children, twoe sheepe a peece, that is to saie John Willyam and Agnes: Item I give unto Robert Tille my sonne six quarters of malte, and to his three children a quarter a peece: Item I give unto Agnes Warde a quarter of malte: Itme I give unto Willyam Sheffeilde iii 1 vi s. viii d. of money, that he oweth me if god take me out of this worlde att this present time. Itme I give unto Willyam Sheffeilde, one quarter of malte: I give unto Mary my daughter, one quarter of malte, allsoe Agnes my wife must have of Willyam Sheffeilde, my sonne in lawe every yeare, as long as he houldes my lande, five acres of barley and five acres of pease, every yeare & my wife to finde seede to sowe it with all: Item I give unto Richard Huckle, a quarter of barley, and to every one of his children, a bushel of pease. Item I give unto John Waller & to Margaret Waller twoe bushells of barley a peece. Item I give to agnes my wife all my howseholde: Item I give to the repaire of Collington haven ii d. Item I give to agnes my wife tenn quarters of barley: Item I give to Robert Tille my sonne fower quarters of barley. Item I give unto Willyam Warde a quarter of barley: Item I give unto Willyam Sheffeilde twoe quarters of barley: Item I give unto Robert Tilley my sonne, six bushels of pease, & halfe a quarter of bullymunge. Item I give to Willyam Sheffeilde a quarter of bullimunge: Item I give unto Robert Tille my sonne one hogge: Itme I give unto Willyam Sheffeilde one hogge: Item to Willyam Warde one hogge and Agnes my wife to have twoe hogges and a sowe: Item I give unto Mary Farr one sheepe: Item I give unto Willyam Huckle a sheepe and I will that all theise portions shall be answered ymmediatly after my deathe: Item I give unto Agnes my wife fower quarters of malte: the reste of my goodes moveables & unmoveables unbequethed I give unto Agnes my wife, & Robert my sonne, whome I make my sole executors of this my last will & testamente written in the presence of Thomas Underwood, Willyam Elborne, Thomas Younge, Charles Browne. (Proved 28 Jan 1578)
Will [dated 1 June 1582]of Agnes Tille, Archdeaconry of Bedford 20:80f.: In the name of god Amen: The firste daie of June in the yeare of our lorde god 1582: I Agnes Tylle of Henlowe, in the countie of Bedforde widowe being sicke in bodie, butt of good & perfecte remembrance, thancke be given to god, doe ordaine & make this my testament and laste will, in manner followinge: First & principally I bequesthe my soule, into the handes of allmightie god my maker and redeemer, and my bodie, to be buried in the churchyearde of henlowe aforesaide: Item I give to Tho: Younge my sonne in lawe, one cowe, one hogge, the greatest kettle, the newe coverlett, that I laste boughte, one pillowe, with the pillowe beare, one paire of sheetes, & a peticoate, the greatest cheste save one, the greatyest posenett, & one sheepe and a lambe: Item I give to agnes Warde, the daughter of Willyam Warde, a coffer paineted with redd, a little rownde table a pillowe with the pillowe beare, & one quarter of barley: Item I give to Richard Huckle my sonne in lawe and my daughter Elizabeth his wife, one frocke, the youngest cowe, that I laste boughte, one mattrice and the coverlett of Darimpe, wch commonly lyeth on my bedd, my cupboarde & cupboard clothe, one ewe, one paire of sheetes, and a boultinge tubbe, the brewing kettle and the least bosenett, the benche boarde, one sheete & a platter, twoe bushells of barley and ii s. on currant money of Englande: Item I give to Willyam Sheffeilde my sonne in lawe and Alice his wife the youngest cowe beinge blacke, my featherbedd, and coverlett, of cleane wolle of tapristry worke, one boulster twoe round pannes, one peticoate, one paire of sheete the greatest cheste, the morter and the saltinge troffe. Item I give to John Harwood one sheete one bushell of barley my working daie peticoate, and my fustian waisecoate and one smocke: Item I give to Robert Sam, my late servant, the ould coverlett, that useth to lye on my bedd. Item I give to Willyam Poulter of Hitchme x s, of currant money of Englande: Itme I give to Robert Porye of Henlowe one good sheepe: Itme I give to my sonne Robert Tille & John Tille his sonne vi s. viii d. the peece: Item I give to George Tille, Rose Tille and Agnes Tile, Robert Tilley children, the elldest of my black kyne, to be soulde, & to be equally divided betweene them, and the next calfe of the saide cowe when god shall send it. I will it to be given to Mary Farre my sonne Robert Tilles Wifes daughter: Itme I give to the church of Henlowe aforesaid xii d. and to Collington haven ii d. Item I give more to Richard Huckle my saide sonne in lawe xx s. of currant money of Englande, and one acre of my pease, & one acre of my barley if the same be sowed in the feildes att the daye of my decease or else to have his parte in so much as shall be sowen accordinge to the rate of one parte, in three partes in all the saide pease & barley, wch to my parte belongethe. Item the rest of my pease & Barley and the deptes to my owing, as all other my goodes & cattells hearein unbequeathed, I give them to Thomas Younge & Willyam Shefeilde my saide sonnes in lawe, equally to be devided betweene them, whome allsoe the same Thomas Younge & Willyam Sheffeilde I make my executors to this my testament & laste will, they to see my debtes paide, theise my legacies fullfilled, & my funerall expence dischardged: Item I ordaine for supervisors heareof John Rushe yeoman, my trustie freinde, for whose paines thearein to be taken, I give vi s. viii d. Item my will is that theise my aforenamed giftes, legacies & bequestes to be paide & perfourmed ymmediatly after my decease except the money wch hearin I have bequesthed, I will it to be given within nine monethes after my decease. Witnesses Antony Coxe, Tho: Farre, Anne Britton, Robt Pory. (Proved 13 Jul 1582)"
She was said to be “an old woman” when she died.
Source: Ward, Robert Leigh, “English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers: Tilley, Sampson, and Cooper”, The American Genealogist, Vol. 55, No. 4 (October 1976).
 Mentioned in father’s will. May have married William Warde and/or Thomas Younge.
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