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me at my death from Sir John Pole his father or from any other person.

Alchin, 13.

Sir John Pole of Shute, Devon, Bar 4 ., 10 June 1707, proved 15 May
1708. To my friends Sir John Trevelian of Nettlecomb, Somerset,
Baronet, my son in law Sir Thomas Putt of Combe, Devon, Baronet, and
James Sheppard of the Middle Temple Loudon Esq., their executors,
administrators and assigns, all my barton, farm and tenement or tenements
called English Hayes &c. in Talliton, Devon, &c. to hold for two thousand


years upon trust lie. To ruy wife the Lady Anne Pole, towards the aug-
mentation of her jointure, five hundred pounds &c. To my son Carolus
Pole (the hetter to enahle him to repay and discharge the moneys borrowed
of Mrs Anne Fry and Mrs. Patience Ilumfry towards his paying of my
mortgage ou Hedge End) five hundred pounds. To my said son Carolus,
for his better support aud maintenance until he shall attain to the age of
four and twenty years (when he takes upon him his intended holy function)
an annuity of four score pounds. To my son John Pole, for and towards
his better support &c, an annuity of eighty pounds during his natural life.
To my eldest son William Pole the fee and inheritance of all my lands &c.
To my wife the china and other fine cloame commonly used for the ornament
of my house, also all her Jewells usually worn about her or brought by her
into the family &c. To my niece Mrs Mary Moyle twenty guineas of
gold for mourning. Others. My son William to be executor.

Barrett, 123.

Lapy Anne Pole relict of Sir John Pole, Baronet, of Shute, Devon,
her will made 27 September 1711 (in Great Russell Street), proved
15 March 1713. To my eldest son Sir William Pole all my pictures I left
behind me in Shute House, except that picture of my daughter Trevelian's
which 1 jrive to my son Carolus Pole. I <nve also to Sir William such of
my pictures as are here in town, viz', the Earl and Countess of Radnor,
my son and daughter Treveliau, Sir Nicholas Morice, Sir Thomas Putts,
my dear spouse his and my picture, which are all drawn to the knees. But
the head of Sir John, my spouse, that I left behind me at Shute I give
unto Carolus Pole. My own father's picture to Sir William Pole. To my
niece Moyle my diamond ear rings that have three diamond drops hanging
at them &c. I make my second son Carolus Pole my sole executor, he to
bury me privately and decently by my dear spouse and to carry my body
directly to Colytou Church.

Proved by Carolus Pole, L. B., son of the deceased &c.

Aston, 57.

Carolus Pole, clerk, rector of the parish church of St. Breock near
Wadebridge Cornwall, 23 November 1729, proved 2 June 1731. To be
buried in the parish church of Breock in the same grave with my late dear
wife. The poor of St. Breock, and also of Shute and Monkton in Devon.
My brother Sir William Pole. To my eldest son Reginald Pole (under
eighteen years of age) my diamond ring which I desire he will keep for
my sake as lour; as he lives, as I did for the sake of mv mother who save
it me. To Reginald also my silver tea-kettle and lamp aud the stand
thereto belonging (and other articles). My messuage &c. called Hexham
in Shute which I hold in lease of Lord Petre. My son John and daughter.
My endowing purse now in the custody of my In-other Philip Rashleigh
Escp My gold striking watch. My brother Sir William Pole, Baronet,
hath frequently declared and promised unto me that he intended and was
fully resolved to settle all his lands and estate on my eldest son Reginald.
I commit the guardianship, tuition and education of my said son unto my
said brother, but if he should die before my son attain the age of one and
twenty I give the guardianship &c. to my cousin Sir William drew,
Baronet, and my brothers in law Philip and Jonathan Rashleigh Esquires.
My said brother, cousin and brothers in law to be executors of this my last
will and guardians of two younger children. Isham, 159.


Sir William Pole of Shute in Devon, Baronet, 6 May 1733, proved 18
May 1742. To be buried with ray ancestors in the vault in Shute Church
in a private manner. A handsome marble monument to my memory, with
my arms and other proper decorations thereon, to be affixed to the wall
over my vault (which is enclosed) with an inscription on such monument
expressing my name and hereditary title, with the addition of Master of
the Household to Queen Anne of Glorious Memory, and the time of my
death and years of my age. And another marble monument to my
memory, with such decorations and inscription as aforesaid shall likewise
be affixed to the wall in my Aisle in Collyton Church, Devon. I give
and bequeath to my dear wife Elizabeth, Lady Pole, formerly Elizabeth
Warry, spinster, for whom I have and profess the utmost respect and
affection (and to whom I was many years since lawfully married ac-
cording to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England, though for
some particular reasons we did not think fit to publish the same) my purse
in which I usually keep Queen Ann's guineas &c. and my purse in which I
keep what I call double guineas, that is to say, guineas with the impression
of King William the Third and Queen Mary upon them, and the coins
therein. To my daughter Elizabeth Pole, by me on the body of my said
beloved wife begotten, the purse in which I usually keep my large gold coin
and all the five pound pieces, five moidore pieces, three pound twelve pieces,
six and thirty shilling pieces and other coin and money therein. To my
said wife, for life, my mansion house, with the gardens, orchards &c. in the
town of Collyton. To her also all the furniture of and in the room in my
house at Shute where she usually lies, and of the closet thereunto belonging.
To my said daughter Elizabeth the picture of her mother, my said wife,
the drapery of which is blue. I devise all my manors, lordships, messuages,
bartons, farms, lands, tenements and hereditaments &c. unto the Hon. John
Poulet Esq., commonly called Lord Hinton, eldest sou and heir apparent
of the Right Hon. John, Earl Poulet, Sir John Trevelyan, Bar 1 ., George
Trevelyan Esq. and Robert Stuckey Esq., their executors, adminstrators
and assigns, upon trust &c. My eldest son John Pole. (Then follow long
provisions for entailing the property). My nephew Reginald Pole. Then

my nephew John Pole. Then Pole who is now living and is the

second son of my kinsman William Poole of the Kingdom of Ireland Esq.

Then Pole, now living, the third son of my said kinsman William

Pole. Then Pole, now living, the eldest sou of my said kinsman

William Pole. Next to my kinsman Nathaniel Pole of New England,
lineally and regularly descended from Mr. Nathaniel Pole, brother to Sir
John Pole and son to Sir William Pole, knight. Next to Sir James Pole of
Cheshire. Then to German Pole of Derbyshire Esq. If I have other sons
and daughters. My said wife to be sole guardian of my son John and
daughter Elizabeth and all other my child or children who shall be living
at ruy decease. Trenley, 1G6.

[For the above references I am indebted to my good friend S. A. Smith, Esq.,
M.D., who has a large knowledge of Devonshire families. The following
will, which I gathered long ago, also refers to the family of our William Pole or
Poole. Henry F. Waters.

Who the " Nathaniel Pole of New England " named as kinsman by the testa-
tor, Sir William Pole, in 1 7oii was, I do not know. The will states that he was
" lineally and regularly descended from Mr. Nathaniel Pole, brother to Sir John
Pole, and son to Sir William Pole, knight." I cannot learn that Sir William
had a son Nathaniel ; but his son William came to New England and had a son
Nathaniel. The testator evidently did not have a very precise knowledge of


his relatives out of England, ami I think it probable that when he names " Mr.
Nathaniel Pole brother to Sir John Pole" he intended Mr. William Pole, and
possibly it may be so written in the original will. — Editor.]

KATHERINE Northcote of Hoxton, Middlesex, widow, 11 March
1683. proved 27 August 1G8.">. To my niece Pointingdon, relict of
Thomas Pointingdon Esq. deceased, twenty shillings to buy her a ring.
My kinswoman Mrs. Eleanor Smith. Mr. Thomas Row and John Row
his half brother and Sarah Row his half sister. My kinsman Edmond
Waldrond of Bovey in Seaton parish Esq. and his wife. My kinsman Mr.
Ellis Bartlet of Branscombe parish, senior, and his wife. To my dear
kinswoman Mrs. Jane Poole in Boston in New England five pounds if she
be living, if not I give it unto her son Theophilus. Mr. Bolster living
lately at or near Ufsculm, Devon. My loving friends Mr. Lewis Stucley
of Exeter, Mr. George Crouch, Mr. Samivel Lee, Mr. John Collins, Mr.
Terry, Mr. Partridge in Old Street London and Mr. Thomas Trescott,
Mr. Atkins, Mr. Ilallott. Mr. Gillord, Mr. Iloppin, Mr. John Mortimer,
Mr. John Knight and Mr. Hooper of Exon, and Mr. Collins and Mr.
Moore of Autery St. Mary, Mr. John Searle of Plyinpton, Mr. Berry of
Barnstaple in Devon, Mr. Amos Shorte of Lyme Regis in Dorset, Mr.
Henry Berry, formerly of Crediton in Devon and now of Taunton in
Somersetshire, Mr. Thomas Barnard of Lewes in Sussex. Mr. Robert
Paunceforte, Mr. Nathaniel Overton and Mrs. Mary Dorney, widow relict
of Mr. Henry Dorney deceased. I give unto Theophilus, younger son of
Major Kaines, five pounds. To such poor as Mr. Samuel Lee of London,
Major Kaynes and Mr. Perry shall think fit to distribute the same, five
shillings. Dorothy the daughter of my nephew Mr. Lewis Northcote.
Mrs Adams of Exeter. Thomas Mall her son and Mrs Rachel and Katherine
Mall sisters of the said Thomas. Mrs Bridget Eveleigh of Exeter. Mrs
Urith Waldron. Mrs Mary Row late wife of Mr. John Row deceased in
Gray's Inn Lane near the Almhouses, London. Josiah Eveleigh, son of
Mrs Bridget Eveleiiih. and her daughters Hannah and Elizabeth. Joshua
Young sou of George Young of Ware's Down, Devon, gentleman. Thomas,
John and William Row to be executors. Others mentioned. Cann, 112.

[The l, Mrs. Jane Pole in Boston in NeAV England" whom Mrs. Northcote,
the testatrix, mentions, was undoubtedly Jane, widow of William Pole, the
Dorchester schoolmaster. — Editor.]

John Beamis of Dedham. Essex, 23 April 1604, proved 28 June 1604.
To Anne, now my dutiful and loving wife, fifty pounds. To Isaac my son
one hundred pounds. To Luke and James, my sons, one hundred and forty
pounds each. To my daughter Susan fifty and six pounds. To my daugh-
ter Mary fifty pounds. To my two youngest sous, Joseph and Abraham,
to either of them fifty pounds when they and either of them shall accom-
plish the full age of one and twenty years. To my daughter Grymwood
ten pounds and to her four children now living, to every one of them twenty
shillings apiece. To Richard Smeeth of Bretneham, Suffolk, tweuty shil-
lings. To the poor of the same parish forty shillings. To my brother
Thomas Beamis five pounds and to every one of his children twenty shil-
lings apiece To Jane Richmond of Beccles twenty shillings. To Robert
Murton of Woodbridge twenty shillings. To William Murton of Hadley
ten shillings. To the poor of Dedham forty shillings. All the rest of my
goods unbequeathed shall be distributed equally between my wife and my
two daughters Susan and Marv. I make Robert Ferman of Dedham ami


Edward Andrewes of Hadley my executors. And I appoint Mr. Richard
Gooddaye of Ketle and Henry Sand ford of Dedham supervisors and for
their pains to be taken herein I give them twenty shillings apiece.

Proved by the oath of Humfrey Baldwin, notary public, attorney for
Edward Andrewes one of the executors named in the will. ITarte, 66.

The above Will is registered again and following it comes a Sententia
pro Valore dated 3 December 1604, the parties in the case being Edward
Andrewes, the executor, on the one part and Anne Beamis ah Spray, relict
of the deceased, Isaac Beamis, Luke Beamis, James Beamis, Susanna
Beamis ah Cowper, Mary Beamis ah Fowler, Abraham Beamis and Joseph
Beamis, children of the deceased, on the other part. Harte, 96.

William Thorne of Estdowne, Devon, 17 February 1637, proved 23
November 1650. The poor of Estdowne, of Parracombe and of Bishops
Nympton. Cousin Humfrey Gribble son of John Gribble. Others named.
Bequests of five pounds each to several god children. All these legacies to
be paid out of my lands aud '•demeanes" which I lately bought of one
Mr. Mathew Allyn. To William Allyn my godson, son of Edward Allyn,
four years after the decease of my executor, all my lands which I lately
bought of Mathew Allyn, gen 4 , but my will is that if my executor do hap-
pen to die before the foresaid lagacies abovesaid be paid what shall be un-
paid at the time of her death to be paid out of my said lands &c. The
residue to my loving mother Susan Thorne whom I make sole executor.

Memorand. My will is that my mother whom I make executor shall
dispose of my lands during her life and convey the same to whom she
pleaseth for four years after her decease, and then after the said four years
to remain to my godson William Allyn and to his heirs forever.

Pembroke, 192.

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[I have little doubt that the Mr. Mathew Allyn here referred to as having sold
lands to William Thorne was our Mr. Mathew Allyn of Cambridge, Massa-
chusetts, and afterwards of Hartford and Windsor, Connecticut. He and (his
kinsman) Thomas Allyn (or Allen) of Barnstable, Massachusetts, are frequently
referred to in Lechford's Note-Book, and especially in connection with Devon-
shire and west of England men. On page 41G of that Note-Book (as printed)
Mr. Mathew Allyn (or Allen) is described as lately of Bramtom in com Devon,
&c. I have no doubt by Bramtom is meant Braunton, near Barnstaple, Devon.
East Down (Estdowne, as above) is very near both places. On page 418 of
the Note-Book (as printed) appears Thomas Allyn (or Allen) of Barnstable,
N. E., conveying to John Eells of Dorchester, N. E., one house and garden in
Barnstable, Devon, and referring to father-in-law John Marke of Bramton iu
Devon, and brother Richard Allen of Branton, aforesaid. Here then we may
look for the English home of Matthew and Thomas Allyn. — Henry F. Waters.]

Bennett Ward of Poplar in the parish of Stepney, Middlesex, widow,
27 July 1742, proved 2 November 1742. To my loving brother Benjamin
Appleby of New York in America, mariner, four score pounds sterling
money. To Richard Ralph of the parish of St. Ann, taylor, aud John
Taylor the elder of Poplar, house-carpenter, whom I hereby make execu-
tors &c, four pounds four shillings apiece. The residue to my said brother
Benjamin Appleb}'. But if he dies before me then all to the three children
of him, my said brother, to wit, Benjamin, Jane and Esther, share and
share alike. Trenley, 341.

Declaration of Peter Evans, Register General for the Probate of Wills
&c. in and for the Province of Pennsylvania and the Counties of Newcastle,
Kent and Sussex, or Delaware, that the will of Andrew Hamilton of


the City of Philadelphia Esq. was proved, approved and insinuated at
Philadephia 13 August 1741. He refers to the marriage of his daughter
Margaret with William Alleu of the same city, merchant. Have given her
a lot of five hundred acres near the borders of Bucks Co., a lot in Phila-
delphia adjacent to another lot formerly given to her by George Willox,
another lot at Wicocoa on the River Delaware (and other land at Wicocoa),
intended for a marriage portion. I give and devise all my hank and water
lots, late the estate of Joshua Tittery, the messuage, lot and ground now in
the tenure &c. of Stephen Benezet of Philadelphia, merchant, on Second
Street, with lots in the square between Second Street, Third Street, Mul-
berry Street and Sassafras Street (and other lauds) to my said daughter
Margaret. A lot bounded West by Fourth Street aud South by Mulherry
Street, purchased of the heirs of one Richards, I give to my grandson John
Allen. Three lots bought of John and William Bullock to grandson
Andrew Allen. My largest silver watch to my grandson James Alleu.
The lot and messuage where I now dwell, certain lots on the West side of
Third Street, a lot on Chestnut Street bought from the widow Carpenter,
representative of one Townsend, lots on Chestnut Street opposite the State
House, lots on Walnut Street (and other lands) to son James Hamilton.
I have two lots, of five hundred acres each, near the borders of Bucks
County. My sou James Hamilton to select one and the other I give to
my son Andrew Hamilton. Other lands in Delaware and New Jersey to
son James. I give and bequeath the gold box which I had with the seal
of my freedom of the Corporation of t :e City of New York to my said sou
James Hamilton. I give him my negroes Isaac the gardner, Nanny and
her daughter Ciss and the negro boy Jeremiah. Over and above the ex-
pences which I have been at in building and erecting storehouses and a
wharf for my son Andrew, I give aud devise to him the plantation lying on
Skuilkill River which I bought of Stephen Jackson. Other parcels of laud
on Walnut Street, a track of land near Dunk's Ferry in Bucks Co., my
plantation in Kent Co. upon Delaware, called White Hall, containing ahout
nine hundred acres, to my son Andrew Hamilton. I give my negro woman
Sue and her two youngest children to Elizaheth Walters who now lives
with me. I direct that my executors shall give a ne<:ro girl to George
Gale of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland, gen 1 , who married
the daughter of Bridget Letherbury. I give all my plate to my sons James
and Andrew, to be equally divided &c The residue of my real estate to
my son James and the residue of my personal estate to my daughter
Margaret and my sons James and Andrew. Signed &c. 31 July 1741.

A codicil added 2 August 1741, for the settling lots &c.

Admon. granted in London 8 December 1742, to Ferdinando John Paris
Esq. the lawful Attorney of William Allen Esq., James Hamilton Esq. and
Andrew Hamilton, executors &c. Trenley, 355.

[Andrew Hamilton, said to have been born about 1G76 iu Scotland. His
parentage is said to have been kept by him as a secret from his contemporaries,
and at one time he went by the name of Trent. He first came to Virginia, and
as steward of a plantation married the -widow of its owner, and by her influence
began the practice of the law, and after his removal to Philadelphia became attor-
ney-general and also speaker of the Assembly. His most noted achievement Avas
his defence of John Peter Zeuger, the New York printer. He died in Phila-
delphia, 4 August, 1741. His daughter Margaret married Chief Justice William
Allen, and a granddaughter married John Penn, son of Richard, the last
Proprietary Governor of Pennsylvania. — "W. K. Watkixs.]


Edwakd Hext of Charles Town, South Carolina, gen 1 , 6 October 1739.
To the Vestry of the parish of St. Philip, Charles Town and their suc-
cessors one thousand pounds in trust, for the relief c f poor and indigent
people in the said parish. My executors &c. to hold fi teen hundred pounds
in trust for the sole separate use and maintenance of my ni^ce Sarah Rut-
lid^e without the let, control or consent of her husband, dr in£ her life and
then for the use and maintenance of her child or childre i, remainder tc
children or ch#ld of my kinsman John Hext of this Province. To Hugh
Hext, son of the said John, at his age of twenty-one years, ray messuage
&c. where I now live, on the Bay of Charles Town and so much land (as
it is now divided from the Brick House and ground fronting Union Street)

as belongs to the said Bay House; remainder to Hext son of my

brother Thomas Hext. To my brother Thomas my Brick House, where
Mr. Withers now lives, fronting Union Street, and the ground belonging,
separated from the ground belonging to my other house on the Bay. To
Hugh and Amias, the sons of my brother Amias Hext, my upper tract of
land, containing six hundred and forty acres, on St. Helena Island.

Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto and amongst the several children,
that shall happen to be living at my decease, of my kinsman Philip Hext
of Froome in Somersetshire in Great Britain, the father of Thomas Hext
whom I brought with me in this province but lately deceased, all that my
plantation or tract of laud at Ponpon containing eight hundred acres &c.
&c. to be equally shared between them. To each of my four brothers,
Francis, Alexander, David and Thomas Hext that shall survive me one
hundred pounds as also to my sister Martha Bee one hundred pounds if she
shall survive me. To her son William Bower, if he survives me, one
thousand pounds and to her two daughters, Mary Bryan and Tabitha Peter
five hundred pounds each if surviving me. I give and bequeath four
thousand three hundred pounds unto the executors of the last will and testa-
ment of my kinsman Paul Hamilton deceased, upon trust, to pay three
hundred pounds for the use and behoof of Paul Hamilton the son of the
said Paul Hamilton deceased, two thousand pounds for the use and behoof
of Martha Hamilton, sister of the said Paul Hamilton jun r and one thousand
pounds apiece to John and Archibald, the two younger sons of the said
Paul Hamilton deceased. (The said Paul, John and Archibald not of age.)
A conditional bequest to each child of my kinswoman Mary Bryan had by
her late husband John Williamson deceased. The children of my kins-
woman Tabitha Peter. Abraham Eddings one of the said children. The
children of my sister Melior Godfrey deceased. The children of my kins-
man John Hext of this province. The son or sons of my brother Thomas
Hext. My brother David Hext's children. My kinswoman Elizabeth
Etheridge of Great Britain sister of my late deceased dear kinswoman Ann
Etheridge alias Prioleau, if she is to be found. Katherine, Philip, Elizabeth
and Hannah, the four children of my deceased sister Katharine Still in Great
Britain. My executors to be my two brothers David and Thomas Hext
and my four kinsmen John Bee jun r . Jonathan Bryan, Philip Prioleau and
John McCall, all of this province. To each of them one hundred pounds.
Wit: Thomas Bolton, James Withers, Sam 1 Prioleau jun r , Thomas Lam-

A codicil, dated 22 April 17-10, bequeaths a tract of six hundred and
forty ncres on the Southernmost end of St. Helena Island to niece Sarah
Rutlidge. At date of the codicil Elizabeth Etheridge who had arrived in
the province was then living with the testator. A bequest to her of six


thousand pounds, instead of former bequest. To her also the five slaves in
Charles Town, Ilagar, Sindah, Billy, Dick and Die, the use of the Bay
House rent free &.c. A child bom to Johu Hext since the date of the will.

Another codicil 28 April 1740. To Philip Prioleau four hundred
pounds. To Mary Withers wife of James Withers fifty pounds.

Proved at London 30 December 1742 by David Hext and John McCall,
two of the executors, power reserved &c. Trenley, 357.

[Edward Hext was evidently of that Somersetshire family of which a pedi-
gree of the earlier generations is given in Somerset-hire Wills, Second Series,
page 66, illustrating the wills of those of the name in the first part of the
seventeenth century. An extensive pedigree of, the branch which settled in
Cornwall is given iu the Visitation of Cornwall by Vivian. — W. K. Watkins.J

John Taylor of Christ Church. Spittlefields. Middlesex, merchant, 10
May 1742. proved 3 December 1742. To be buried in the ground com-
monly called the Quakers in Buuhill Fields. To my loving daughter
Margaret Higgison, late the wife of Gilbert Higgison, all that my estate in
Cleathall, in the Co. of Hertford.

And as to or concerning my estate I have or may have in Maryland in
America I give, devise and bequeath the same unto ray said loving daughter
Margaret Higgison &c. To my servant and friend Mary Wright fifty
pounds. All the residue to my said daughter Margaret Higgison, whom I
do constitute and appoint full and sole executrix.

Proved by the oath of Margaret Higgison otherwise Higginson, widow,
the daughter of the deceased &c. Trenley, 367.

M d that the xviij th daye of this pnte moneth of June A dni 1587 being
sondaye Elizabeth Grave widowe late wifFe of Richard Grave of Stort-
ford in the Countie of Hertford being of good hole mynd & memory came to

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