About Tristam Bolling (Bollynge)
Tristram Bolling, the eldest son of Robert Bolling, of Bolling Hall, was born c.1427 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He married Beatrix, daughter of Sir Walter Calverley, of Calverley c.1446 in Yorkshire, England. This marriage produced his daughter Rosamund.
Tristam Bolling was also in the "War of the Roses". He was a man of great courage, and was most loyal to the Lancastrian party, so much so that he appears to have idolized Henry VI. In his behalf he fought alongside his father at Towton, but, being young, escaped further consequences than the disastrous defeat of his party.
He married a second time, to 'Elyne,' as mentioned in his will. This marriage produced his son Edward.
He died at Chellow, near Manningham, on May 30, 1502, leaving his daughter Rosamund an heiress. She had married Sir Richard Tempest, of Bracewell. He deeded Bolling Hall to his daughter Rosamund and deeded Chellows to his son Edward. "Bowling Hall" was owned by Bolling family members for 172 years. The estates of Tristram Bolling comprised the manors of Bolling and Thornton, and lands in Little Bolling, Bradford, Clayton, Allerton, Wilsden, Hainworth, Horton, and Denholme. He left the bulk of is property to his daughter Rosemund, wife of Sir Richard Tempest, although he had a son, Edward, by his second wife, who suceeded him in the Chellow estates, which comprised the manor of Chellow, and a substantial residence.
We give a copy of his will below on account of its quaintness of spelling and the information it contains:--
Child of Tristam Bolling of Chellow and wife Beatrix Calverley:
- Rosamund Bolling, married Sir Richard Tempest, three known sons
Child of Tristam Bolling of Chellow and wife Elyne:
- Edward Bolling, 1516-1543, married Magdaline Greene
Will of Tristram Bolling, of Chellow
April 7, 1502. Proved August 2, 1502
I, Tristram Bolling, of Chellow, to be buryd in the high quere of my parish church of Bradforth, and I bequeath in honour of my mortuary my best horse wt. sadyll & brydll, jake, salet, bowe and harnes, sword and bockler, as I went to the warr.
I bequeath unto the aulter of Synt Kateryn afore the image of King Henry the vj. one vestment with albe preist iijs. iiijd. To one priest for saying for my saule xxs. and li. wax to be brend upon my sepulture, and iiijd. for the wast of every torch brynnyng about my body the day of my buryall. To every man beyryng me to the church iiijd.
I will yet all my manners, lands &c., being my inheritance after the decease of Robert Bolling my fader or any other tytll of right here-after remayne after my decease unto Richard Tempest and Rosamunde my doghter and wyff unto the said Richard and to ther heyrs forever mor.
I will that my wyff Elyne during her lyve have a yearly rent for her thirds out of my said manners, &c.
To my son Edward Bolling all my lands purchased in the toun of Bradford except a messe, and one tenement lying beside the parich chirch, which I will remayn unto Thos. Tempest, son of Richard Tempest aforesaid.
To the said Thos. Tempest one messe soom tyme in the holdynge of Allison Dyn-Gurd.
To John Tempest, son unto ye said Richard Tempest, one tenement called Rowley and one tenement in Thornton beside Bradford newly bylded.
I wyll that Edwd. Robertshaw take half a coile pytt at Clayton dewring one yere, and my wyff the other half, and then the said coile pytt to remayne to the foresaid Rich. Tempest and hys wyff.
I order as executors Nicholas Tempest, Edward Bollynge, and Cudberd Lenthrope, my son Richard Tempest being superviseare.
Giffen at Chellow. Pro. 3 June, 1502'
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see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_Cathedral - the family church.
Tristam Bolling of Chellow's Timeline
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
May 30, 1502
Chellow, Yorkshire, England
Chellow, Yorkshire, England