Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
Thomas dies, 1523:
His will dated 13 June 1523.
He died 29 June 1523 [notice in church].
Will pr 3 July 1523. See transcript of will on p.171 of [Visitation of Suffolk]. (todo) See original.
Elaborate tomb in Lavenham church with a carved parclose. He asked in his will for the construction of "a Tombe with a parclose therabout".
On outside of chapel, on S side of chancel, is memorial to him with arms date 1525.
In E window is memorial to him date 1527.
The Spring arms, as well as the merchant's mark of Thomas Spring, appears over thirty times on the exterior of the building.
Alice dies, 1538:
Alice's will dated 13 Apr 1538. Codicil 31 Aug 1538.
She died Aug-Sept 1538, bur with husband in Lavenham church.
Her will with codicil pr 5 Sept 1538. See transcript of will on p.173 of [Visitation of Suffolk]. (todo) See original.
[Visitation of Suffolk] reads the tomb as saying that Thomas died 1510 and Alice died 20 Jan 1512. But in the same text it shows his will of 1523 and her will of 1538.
Thomas had issue by wife Alice:
Detail of parclose around tomb of Thomas Spring.
Photo 2014. See full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.
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