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in the loft; Twoe platters of the greater sorte, twoe platters of the second sorte,



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twoe pewter dishes; a basin and ewer; all my armor and horsemyll, and all
gs thereunto belonginge; sixe silver spoons and a maser. Item: I give and
ieathe unto the said Richard Baldwyn all the glass and waynscott about the house
•: the decease of Alice, my wife, and the table in the parlor. Item: I doe forgive
son, Silvester Baldwyn, all the money that he oweth unto me, and I doe give unto
said Silvester Baldwyn, my sonne, Ten Poundes, to be payd by my wiffe out of
• porcon within one year next after my decease. Item: I give and bequeathe unto
an Baldwyn and Henry Baldwyn, sonnes of my sonne Silvester, to each of them
v^e shillings and eightpence. Item: I give unto Henry Bonas, sonne of Jaymea
;onas, sixe shillings and eight pence. Item : I give unto Bartholomew Graveuye one
"we and Lambe. Item: I give unto Robert Baldwyn, my late servant, twelve pence,
.tern: I give unto cverie one of my god-children sixe pence. Item: I give and be-
queathe unto my sister, Lettice Foster, the somme of Twentie shillings, of lawful]
nocev of England. Item: I give and bequethe unto Thomas Kiuge, of Swanborne,
"■enn s/iillings of lawfuU moneye of England. Item: I give and bequeathe unto
lichardf Salter, my sonne-in-law, five ewe sheepe and five weathers; and whereas my
sonne Kichard now hath, and taketh by the permission and sufferance of me the same
Henry/ Baldwyn, the third part of the proffitt and comoditie arising, coming and
being/of all and singular the corn, beest, sheepe, horses, cartes, cart gears, ploughes
and plough geares, and all other the goodes and chattells whatsoever in, upon or
about the mannor or ffarme of Dundridge, to his proper use and behoofe— the house-
hold stuffe and Implements only excepted. I will that the said Richard shall

and enjoye, to his propper use and behoof, the full, whole and first moyetye of all the
same corne, beest, sheepe, horses, cartes, cartgears, ploughs and ploughgears afore-
said, together with the household stuffe not before beqeathed, my debts being payd
and funeral charges borne. And of this ray last will and testament I doe make my
sayde son, Richard Baldwyn. my full and sole executor, and John Baldwyn, my
brother, and John Adams, of Little Horwood, my overseers, and I doe give unto
either of them, for their paynes therein to be taken, the somme of Twentie Shillings,
of good and lavvfull money of England.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto putte my hand and scale, the daye and yeare
first above written. Henry Baldwyn.

These bearing witness: Lewis Hall and Bartholomew, Gravenge, with others.



WILL OF ALICE BALDWIN. ,

In the name of God, Amen. The fourth day of June, in the yeare of or Lord
God one thousand sixe hundred and twentie & two. I, Alice Baldwyn, of Donrig,
in the p ishe of Aston Clynton, in the County of Bucks, widdow, being in p feet
health and memorye (praise be given to God therefor), doe make and ordayne this my
last will and testam*, Sin maner and forme followinge: ffirst, I comend my soul unto
the heavenly protecion of the Almightye and ever-living God, and unto Jesus Christe,
his onely sonne, and my only redeemer and Savior; and my body to be buried in the
p ish church of Aston Clynton aforesaid, in some fitt and convenient place nere unto
the buriall of my late husband, Henry Baldwin. Item: I doe give and bequeathe
unto Richard Baldwyn, my sonne, Twentie Pounds, of lawfull English money, to be
paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease. Item: I do give and bequeath
unto Silvester Baldwyn, my sonne, twentie pounds, of lawful English monye, to be
paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease; and if it happen the foresaid
Silvester to departe this life before he shall receive his legacie of xx"-, to be paid as



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aforesaid, then I will that the said legacie of him so dying shall be equally devic.
among his children then surviving. Item: I do give and bequeathe unto John Ba.
win, my sonne, tvvtntie pounds, of lawfull English money, to be paid unto hi
within one yeare next after my decease; and if it happen the foresaid John to depar
this life before he shall receive his legacie of xx'i-. to be paid as aforesaid, then I w
that the legacie of him so dying shall be equally divided amongst his childi-en tlh
surviving. Item; I give and bequeath unto Marie Salter, my daughter, tenu
poundes, of lawfull english money, to be paid unto her within one yeare next aftei
my decease; and if it happen the foresaid Marie to departe this life before she shall
receive her legacie of xii> to be paide as aforesaid, then I will that the said legacie of
her so dying shall be equally divided amongst her children then surviving. Item: I
do give and bequeathe unto the aforesaid Marie, my best gold ring and my best;
gowne, to be delivered withiu one yeare next after my decease. Item: I do give ar-
bequeath unto John Baldwyn, sonne of Silvester, xls-, of lawfull english m'
Item: I do give and bequeath unto Henry Baldwin xl*-. of lawfull english
Item: I do give and bequeath unto Silvester Baldwyn, the son of Silvester, .
lawful english monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Richard Baldwin .
lawful english monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto William Bald wine i
lawful englishe monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Alice Baldwyn xi
lawful english monye. Item : I d give and bequeath unto Janne Baldwyn xls-, of la\
ensrlishe money; which said severall legacies, so bequeathed unto my sonne Silves
children, I will shall be paid unto them within one yeare and a half next afte
decease. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Richard Baldwyn xls-, of lawfull en
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto John Baldwyn xls., of lawful e
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Marie Baldwyn xls., of lawfull er
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Annis Baldwyn xls., of lawfull en
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Martha Baldwyn xls-, of lawfull engiisiie
monye; which said severall legacies so bequeathed unto my sonne John Baldwyn's
children I will shall be paid unto them within one year and a halfe next after my
decease. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Richard Salter xls-, of lawfull enolish
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Thomas Salter xls, of lawful english
monj^e. Item: I do give and bequeath unto John Salter xls-, of lawful eudish
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto David Salter xl*-, of lawfull Enfflish
monj-e. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Susanah Salter xls-, of lawfull englishe
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Marie Salter xls., of lawfull englishe
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Sarah Salter xls-, of lawfull englishe
monye; which said several legacies so bequeathed tmto my daughter Marie Salter's
children I will shall be paid unto them within one yeare and a half next after my
decease. I give and bequeath unto Henry Bonas tenn pounds of lawfull englislie
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto James Bonas xls-, of lawfull englishe
monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto John Bonas five pounds, of lawfull
englishe monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Christian Bonas fower pounds,
of lawfull englishe monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto Faith Bonas fower
pounds, of lawful englishe monye. Item: I do eive and bequeath unto Marie Bonas
fourteene pounds, of lawfull englishe monye. Item: I do give and bequeath unto
Jane Bonas fower pounds, of lawfull englishe monye; which said severall legacies so
bequeathed unto my daughter Jane's children I will shall be paid unto them within
one yeare and a halfe next after my decease. Item: I do give and bequeath unto
Henrie Stonehill, my sonne-iu-lawe xls-, of lawfull englishe monye. Item: I do give
and bequeath unto Henrie Stonehill, Junr-, xls-, of lawfull englishe monye. Item:



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give and bequeath uuto Jane Stoneliill xls-. of lawful! englishe monye. Item:
lo give and bequeath uuto Auois Stouehill xls-, of lawfull englishe mouj-e; which
I id several! legacies so bequeathed unto m_y sonne Henrie Rtouehiil and his children
! vyill shall be paid unto them within a yeare and a halfe next after my decease.
CO.: I do give and bequeath uuto Ann, the daughter of Robert Baldwin, my sonn,
'■, of lawfull englishe monye, to be paid unto lier within a yeare and a halfe next
iter my decease. Item: I do give and bequeath unto vnj brother, Thomas King,
enn shillings, of lawfull monye, to be paid unto him within one yeare and a half next
ifter my decease. Item: I do give and bequeath unto the children of Robert Kinge,
ny brother, twenty shillings, of lawful englishe monye, to be equally divided amongst
them, to be paid unto them within one year and a halfe next after my decease. Item:
]; do give and bequeathe unto TViiliam King, the sonn of Thomas, tenn shillings, of
n-ful englishe monye, to be paid unto him within a yeare and a half next after my
se, if it be lawfully demanded. Item: I do give and bequeath unto m}- sister,
Alouatogue, tenn shillings, of lawful! englislie monye, to be paid unto her
one yeare and a halfe next after my decease. Item : I do give and bequeath
very one of my servants, tliat shall be in mj' service at the tyme, vs., or els to
one of tliem a sheepe, to be delivered uuto them within two months next after
ecease. Item: I do give and bequeath to the poore people dwelling in Aston
itou xxs., and to the poore people dweling in St. Leonard's, within the parish of
<n Clyuton, xs-, and to the poore people of Cholesbury xxs-, to be distributed
gst them at the discretion of my executors within two months next aftei* my
;e; and I do give and bequeath for and towards the reparations of the parlshe
leof Aston Clynton iiis- iiiid-, over and above the ordinarie duties, to be paid for in
jout my f uneralls, to be paid within two mouthes next after my decease. Item :
j'^.^'ve, and my will is, that all my householde slufe and implements of household
whatsoever, not before bequeathed or given, shall be equally devided and parted
amongst so many of mj' sonnes and daughters as shall happen to be alive at the time
of m}- death ; Provided also, and my will is, that mine executors herein named shall
pay unto everj- one of the said legatories according to my mynde herein expressed at
the dayes and tymes before mentioned, their several! legacies and bequests; and that
they so paying the same shall be from henceforth discharged and acquited of the
same, and the legacies so being paid shalbe forever after barred and excluded from
all accounts in lawe againste the said executors and administrators, anything herein
conteyned to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding. All the rest of my goods and
chattells not before bequeathed, my debts being paid, my legacies discharged, and
my funerall orderly and fully performed, I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid
Richard Baldwyn, Silvester Baldwyn. John Baldwyn and Marie Salter, my children
equally to be divided amongst them or the survivors of them: Provided always, that
whereas I, the said Alice Baldwin, and mj' said sonne, Richard Baldwin, do now
inhabile and dwell together and occupie the mannorof Dundridge aforesaid Together,
as well all and singular the comodities issuing and growing in from and uppon anj-
of the grounds there, as also all other household goods and stufe not as yet divided, of
whatever name, nature, qualitye, propertyes, sorte or kind soever, for quietnes sake,
and that my legacies before given may, according to this^ my will, be paid and dis-
charged, there is to that end a draught of agreements and covenantes made between
me, the said Alice, and the said Richard Baldwyn, my soune, that a divisione of the
Avhole may be equally made, whereby it may as well appeare howe and from whence
all my said several! legacies shalbe paid, as allso what other my goods not bequeathed
shall remayne to my said four children, Richard Baldw}^, Silvester Baldwyn, John



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Baldwvn and ^Marie Salter; aud yet further, my mind, desire and full meaning is,
by these presents as farre as my naturall and hiwful power will extend, charge
comand my said two sonues, Richard and John, whom herein I doe constitute
executors; furtlier, my will is, that my executors do permite and suffer Silv
Baldwyn aud Marie Salter to elect aud chose, within a coaveuient time after my dc
two honest, discreet aud skillfull men to prize aud value my goods, vizt: ever\
them one man, over and above two other honest, skilfull men, to be chosen by
said Richard and John, and to be joyned with the other two about the valuing ;
prising of my said goods and chatlells; and that the prises by them fower so severa
elected, sett dowue and prised, be, by all aud every my said children, allowed aL
approved without any contradiccion, or anj" further suites and charges in the lawe.
Item: I do constitute and ordayne my said sonns, Richard Baldwyn and John Bald-
wyn, the executors of this my last will and testament; aud my trustie and wellbeloved
friends in Christe, Richard Grippes, of St. Leonard's, Clarke and Richard Salter, Senr-.
of Hemelhampsted, my supervisors and overseers ; and for their pains therein to be
imploj^ed, I give to either of them vs-; aud if my said sonnes, Richard and John Bald-
wyn, or either of them, shall refuse to be mine executors, aud will not prove this my
testament, then I will, and by these presents I doe appoint and make Silvister Bakl-
wynn, my sonne, and Richard Salter, my son-iu-lawe, the only executors of this my
present Testament and last will, desiring them and every of them most heartylye
whom it shall chiefly coucerne, to see the same in all poynts truly aud faithfully
performed, fullfilled and kept according to my sincere mind herein expressed and
declared.

In witness whereof, I, the said Alice Baldwyn, to these presents have sette my hand
and scale (signed with -|-). Sealed and delyvered in the presence of us, Robert
Childer (mark -|-), Jonas Newton (his mark E).

In my article in tlie "Register," Henry was erroneously stated
to be the son of a Sylvester. He left to the poor of Aston
Clinton, 20s; of Cholesbury, 20s.; of Wendov^er 5s.; and of Great
Missenden, 3s. 4d.; to Edmund Stonehill, of St. Leonard's, 28.;
to Thomas George, of St. Leonard's, 2s.; to Thomas Chapman,
of St. Leonard's, 12d.; to Widow Pratt, of St. Leonard's, 12d.: to
son John, 4 croftes, in Wendover, called "Stybbings," £10; to
his son Robert messuage lands and tenements, etc., in Fhmden,
Hempstead aud elsewhere in Co. Herts, also =£40; to dau. Anne,
£100; to James Bonas, £40; to son Richard sundry furniture,
household stuft', &c., after the death of his wife: to son Sylvester,
£10, besides what he owed, and to his sons, John and Henry, each
6s. 8d.; to Henry, son of James Bonas, 6s. 8d.; to Bartholomew
Gravenge, a ewe and lamb ; to Robert Baldwin, his late servant,^
12d.; to each godchild, 6d.; to sister Lettice Foster, 20s.; to Thomas
King, of Swanborne, 10s.; to Richard Salter, his son-in-la\v, ten
sheep; all the rest to his wife. His son Richard was his executor
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rwood, were named as overseers. The original will of his widow
36 is on file among the Records of the Court of Archdeaconry
Bucks, in which it was proved. It is dated 4 June, 1522. She
aed "Alice Baldwin," and is described as of Dundridge. She
;ires to he buried in the parish church of Aston Clinton, near
r late husband; gives to her sons, Richard, Sylvester and John,
each; to her dau. Mary Salter, £10, her best gold ring, best
jOwu, &c.; to the children of Sylvester, viz: John, Henry, Sylves-
ter, Richard, William, Alice and Jane, each 40s.; to the children
of her son John, viz: Richard, John, Mary, Agnes and Martha,
each 40s.; to the children of her dau. Mary Salter, viz : Richard,
Thomas, John, David, Susanna, Mary and Sarah, each 40s.; to
the children of her dau. Jane Bonas, viz: Henry, James, John,
Christian, Faith, Mary and Jane, each a sum varying from £4 to
£10; to Henry Stonehill, my son-in-law, and his children, Henry,
Jane and Agnes, each 40s.; to Anne, dan. of son Robert, 40s.; to
brother Thomas King, 10s., and to his children, 20s.; to the chil-
dren of brother Robert King, 20s.; to "William, son of Thomas
King, 10s.; to sister Maria Montague, 10s. All the residue to be
divided equally to her sons Richard, Sylvester and John, and dau.
Mary Salter. It appears that she and her son Richard occupied
the manor of Dundridge. She appointed her sons Richard and
John her executors, and as overseers her friends Richard Cripps,
of St. Leonard's, clerk, and Richard Salter, Sen., of Hemel Hemp-
stead. If her sons named declined, her executors were to be her
son Sylvester and her son-in-law, Richard Salter.

The will was proved 14 Dec, 1626, by her son Richard only.

- She was buried at Aston Clinton, 23 Nov., 1626. Her will is a
model one, naming no doubt every living child and grandchild.
Thomas and Robert King were no doubt her own brothers, and
Montague may have been her own sister or sister-in-law. The
first Richard Baldwin, the tenant of Dundridge, and his wife
Ellen, both directed to be buried in the churchyard, she directs to
be buried in the church, where she said her husband was also

/buried, a significant mark between the tenant of a manor and the
lord of it.

The children of Henry and Alice, according to their wills, were:

p. Richiird. Named iu liis grandmother's ^vill iu lo6;\ His fatlior's executor
in 1(02; his brother liobert's in IGOti; and his mothe»'a in 1626.



Richard, of County Bucks, England,

WILL OF RICHARD BALDWIN, OF ST. LEONARD'S, COUNTY BUCKS.

Extracted from the principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, in the Prerogative Cou

Canterbury.

In the iianie of God, Ameu. The eighteouth daie of February, in the eight y
of the raigue of our Soveraigne Lord Charles hy the Grace of God of England, 1?
land, France & Ireland, Kinge, Defender of the Faith, Ac, anno dni., 1632.
Richard Baldwin, of Dun-Dridge, in the Parishe of Aston Clinton, in the Countic
Bucks, Yeoman, beiuge .sicke in bodie, but of good & perfect remembrance, praj
God therefore, doe make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner as
foUoweth: First, I comitt my soule unto allmightie God, mj^ Maker and Redeemer,
beleeve nge the forgiveness of all my sinies through the death and passion of Jesus
Christe. my lord, my onely and alone Saviour, my I)odie I comitt to the earth, to be
buried in decent and christian sort by my Executor, touchinge my temporall estate,
I give and bequeath unto Mr- Hall, now the minister of S*- Leonard's, vii-. to be paide
within three moneths after my decease, Itm: I give and bequeath unto Henry Bald-
win, Sonne of my brother Sylvester and my next heire, all that cloase of free laud
called Braye'sPushe. with appurtenance, lyinge in the Parishes of greate Chesham and
Wendover, to him and his heires forever, yeilding and paj'inge unto the poore people
of St- Leonard's xxii- a ycare every yeare for the tearme of one hundred yeares, to be
distributed on S*- Thomas' daie by the minister of S*- Leonard's and my heires. Itm:
I give and bequeathe unto the saide Henry Baldwin xx'i- of money, to be paide unto
Lim within six moneths after my decease, uppon condition that he, the saide Henry,
shall suffer all those men wch have bought wood and timber of me quietlj' and peace-
ably to fell, cut downe and carry awaj- the .same, and the mony that is behinde to be
paide uuto my Executor for the discharge of my legacies in this will given. Itm: I
give and bequeath unto the saide Henry Baldwin one coffer, with evidences concern-
inge this Manner of Dundridge, and also the evidences concerniuge the chappell
lande, and also one mault mill and one coslet and furniture, and furniture for one
horse for service of the musters, and the tables and frames in the hall, with the formes,
cubbord wainscott, benches and the armor in the said hall. Itm: I give unio the saide
Henrj- the bedsteede in the new Chamber. Itm: I give, will and bequeath unto
Christian, my well-beloved wife, all the Goods and household stuffe that is, or formerly
hath used to be in my bed-chamber, except the best peice of plate. Itm: I give and
bequeath uuto Christian, my wife aforesaide, halfe all mj' bedsteeds not bequeathed,
and halfe all my bed-cloaihs, halfe all nwlinnen cloaths, halfe all my pewter and brasse,
and half all the moveable goods in the dwellinge hou.se whatsoever unbequeathed, to
be equally devided betweene the said Christian and ray Executor. Itm: 1 give and
bequeath uuto the saide Christian twoe of my best bease. xx sheepe, three hoggs, all
lay poultr}', one quarter of wheate, one quarter of malt, and my wearinge apparell. to
be delivered imto her within tenu dales next after my decease; further more, my will
and minde is that the saide Christian, my wife, xx'ie- pounds a yeare paide unto her
yearely everj^ yeare duringe her naturall life by my next heire, for & in consideration
of her estate and interest in my Manner of Dundridge; and also that she shall have'i
sufficient howse-room and firewood. Itm: I give and bequeath unto .John Baldwin.
ni}" Brother, xx^i-. and to .John Baldwin, his Sonne, xx'i-. all to be pnide within one
yeare after iny decease; and the rest of my mony intheire handes shall be paide to my
Executor. Itm: I give ct bequeath uLto Mary Salter, my sister, xl>- Itm: I give t*!
bequeath unto .To'.iu Salter, and unto Davil Salter, and unto Mary Salter, and untc
Sarah Salter, all beinge the children of Mary Salter, my -Sister aforesaide, to everyone



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them x'i-. nil which severall legacies of x'i- a peece bequeathed unto my Sister
■y and her children I will shall be paide unto them within twoe yeares next after
decease. Itm: I give and bequeathe unto Henry Bonus xxii-. and unto James
as xii-. and unto Christian Bonus xxxii-; all wch legacies, bequeathed unto mj^
:;r Bouusses' Cliildren I will shall be paide unto tliera within one yeare after my
?ase. Itm: I give and bequeath unto Mary Bonus, diughter of my Sister, Jane
ms, one hundred pounds, to be paide unto her within one yeare after my decease,
full payment of her grand mothers gifte, as also of lier mother's goods. Itm : I

jive and bequeath unto Jane Bonus, Daughter of my Sister Jane, Fiftie pounds, to
be paide unto her within twoe j'ears after my decease, in full payment of her grand-
mother's gifte and also of her mother's goods. Itm: I give and bequeath unto Anne
Br3"ant, Daughter of Robert Baldwin, my Brother, and unto Richard Bryant, her
Sonne, all that tenement, with the appurtenances, beinge freeholde lying and beinge in
^Yendover towne, to tlie saide Anne and her sonne Richard and their heires for ever,
and fortie-eight pounds vji- eight pence in mony, to be paide within three moneths
after my decease. Itm: I give and bequeath unto Henry Stonhill, sonne of Annie
Stonhill, mj' Sister, xxx''-, to be paide unto him when he shall come to the age of
xxji- yeares, and twentie acres of free land more or lesse in the parishe of Drayton
Bechampe, to him the saide Henry and his heires for ever. Itm: I give and bequeath
to Anne Stonhill, daughter of Anne Stonhill, my Sister, x'i-. to be paide within twoe
yeares after my decease. Itm: I give and bequeath unto Richard Baldwin, sonne of
Silvester Baldwin, my Brother, x'i - to be paide witliin one yeare after my decease.
Itm: I give and bequeath unto Willyam Baldwin, sonne of my brother Silvester,
xi'-> to be paide within one yeare after my decease. Itm: I give and bequeath unto
Richard Baldwin, Sonne of Silvester Baldwin, of Aston Clinton, xi'-. to be paide
within one yeare after my decease. Itm: I give and beipieath every one of my
Brothers' and Sisters' Chilldren that shall be liveing at my decease, I saie unto every
one of them, fortie shillings, to be paide unto every one of them within one yeare
after my decease. Itm: I give and bequeath unto Joane Chase, my wife's sister,
fortie shillings, to be paide within one yeare after my decease. Itm: I give and
bequeathe unto Willyam Darley one whole yeare's rent of that messuage wherein he
now dwelleth; that is to saie, the next yeare after my decease he shall paie no rent.
Itm: I give ifctequeath unto Joj^ce Bernard, widowe, xx^-. and to Silvester Tomkins,
of St Leonard's, xxs-, and to John Tompkins, of the same parish, xxs-; and unto
George Baldwin, of the same parish, xxs-. and unto Richard Gravener, of Buckland,



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