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the howse of one Willm Barnard of the same Towne Scriven 1 and said unto
him I entend very shortly to come unto you to haue my will drawen. for I
meane that Edward Grave my son shall haue my stonding bed & fether
bed. And John Eliott ray son shall haue my best bed next w th my best
flockebed, And Richard Grave my son to haue my cadron, And Abrahm
my son to haue my seconnd flock bed, And I will geue to them other
thinges seu r ally, And then for that w ch shall remayne I intend to devide it
betwene them iiij or alwayes John my son to haue the first choyce, And she
said fTurther that her meaning was not, but that John her son & Richard
her sou shold haue more or better pte of her goodes then the other two,
And she said that some pte the w ch she wold geue to Edward shold not be
remoued ffrom the howse because the howse was his, and this she spake in
the hering of the said Willm Barnard.

Itm a nother tynie she said that eu r y of her iiij sofies shold haue pte of that
she had & that she spake in the hering of John Gates of Stortford yeoman.

Itm the said Elizabeth Grave said a nother tyme in the hering of Alice
Gates the wiffe of Johu Gates that Agnes the wiffe of Richard Grave shold
haue her best gowne.

Itm the said Elizabeth Grave the mornyng before she died being the
xxviij daye of June she said that Angelles wiffe shold haue her Gowne then
in making in the p r sence and hering of the said Alice Gates & the wiffe of
Richard llarlowe.

Commission issued (at Stortford) to Richard Grave 30 June 1587, to
administer the goods &c. of the deceased according to the within written
dispositions. Bundle of uncalendared wills 1587

Com. of Loudon (Essex and Herts).


John Pratt heretofore of Virginia, merchant, hut at present living in
Manor Street, Chelsea, Middlesex, 12 February 1731, proved 22 July
1731. My friends, Joseph Windham of London, lineudraper, William
Hunt of London, merchant, Philip Perry of Loudon, merchant, and Capt.
Roger Tublay of Chelsea, to be executors and to each of them fifty pounds.
I stand possessed of one thousand pounds devised by my nephew William
Pratt late of the Co. of Gloucester in Virginia, merchant, deceased, to his
daughter Elizabeth Pratt. I will that it be paid and applied to her use as
is directed by my said nephew Pratt's will. Other bequests to her. If she
die before she attain the age of twenty one years then to Keith William
Pratt, a son of my said nephew, now living with me, at his age of twenty
four years; and if he also dies &c. then to my nephew James Pratt, now
living with me, at his age of twenty four. My great bible to Keith William
Pratt. My brother William Pratt and his wife Greswell living in the par-
ish of Peterhead in the Shire of Aberdeen in North Britain. It is my
earnest desire and will concerning the said Keith William Pratt that he be
never bound to the Virginia trade either at home or bevond the sea.

Isham, 193.

Robert Lancaster of Bristol, chirurgeou, 3 January 1684, proved 13
August 1685. To wife Anne all the estate that I had with her and all the
right, title &c. in and to my messuage joining unto William Thruston upon
the Key in Bristol and the Star Tavern upon the other side, wherein liveth
Sam. Bandrum a cooper, also my part of a cargo in which I am concerned,
with Mr. John Dudelston, mine being the fourth part. Reference to a
debt contracted by her mother to one Freeman a lawyer. I give unto my
wife also all my household goods and all debts or sums of money or money's
worth due, owing or belonging unto me either in England or Virginia. To
my two sisters, being widows, namely Anne Cooper and Rachel Parrett the
rent of my messuage on the key wherein the widow Hedge now lives, they
to pay to my cousin John Baker ten pounds (five pounds each). To my
brother Edward my silver caudle cup which holds a quart &c. To my
sister Mary Lewis three gold rings which I have now on my finger. My
mother Anne Lancaster, widow, to be my executrix.

The mother having renounced Admou. was granted to the widow.

Cann, 111.

John Saltonstall of the town of Barwick upon Tweed, "pensionner"
(without date) proved 19 January 1590. I give and bequeath my houses
and lands in Halifax unto my son Mark Saltonstall and to his heirs for
ever. To my son Elias the house in the " Wester layne " wherein he now
dwelleth, to him and his heirs for ever. I giva and bequeath my house in
Barwicke wherein I now dwell unto my son Esdras &c. To my son Steven
my house adjoining to the Briggate in Barwicke. To my four sons, Elias,
ffarnando, Esdras and Steven, ten pounds apiece yearly during their natural
lives, to be paid unto them within the town of Halifax only upon Mid-
summer day by my executor. And as any of them do die so I will that
their yearly portion shall die. To my sou Elias his boy and his daughter,
to either of them twenty pounds, to be put to their uses by the advice of
my supervisors. To my son Drurye's two daughters, to either of them
twenty pounds. I will and ordain that my executor shall within two years
next after my decease, and at the discretion of my good friends John
Wattman, William Kinge and my brother Thomas Oldfelde, distribute and


pay three score pounds sterling unto and amongst such honest persons or
their most needful children and wives within Halifax vicaridge as I did owe
anything unto wheu I did leave that country, notwithstanding that I did
agree with them. " And whereas my cozen Gilbert Saltonstoll hathe a
bill of mine it is well payde and discharged by twoe horses he had of mine,
with theire furniture, the one half thereof, and thother halfe thereof I did
pave and satisfye to one Newman that maiyed my cozen Grace Saltonstoll
who came to me to Barwicke." I will that Sir John Selby shall have ten
pounds deducted of his reckoning and I heartily pray his Worship that he
will pay that great sum of money which I have laid forth to the honest
poor men his poor porters, which I have " lyne " long forth of, to his great
credit and to my great loss and hindrances, and as I have " bene " both
trusty and friendly to my power in all his causes and service so I pray his
Worship to stand good friend to my executor. I give to Gilbert Storye
and James Wadye, either of them, one doublet and live shillings in money.
I give to Sir John Selbye one old riall. I will that my executor shall pro-
vide one fair carpet of broad cloth of decent color for the Communion table
of this town, to be used upon the Sabbath days. I make my sou Mark my
sole executor, and I ordain and make supervisors Sir John Selby, knight,
Robert Jackson, alderman, my brother William Saltonstoll, Henry Bell,
John Parker. And also I ordain and it is my will that if any of my four
sons do show themselves obstinate or repugnant, aud that they will not be
advised and follow my sou Mark and Drewrye's counsell that then all of
them that shall so " rone " contrary their counsell shall from that day forth
have no annuity of their yearly ten pounds paid any further by my executor
but he shall be fully discharged thereof forever, "ffor I feare me that they
will not followe my said twoe sonnes counsell that never woulde followe
mine." To the poor in Barwicke three pounds, to the poor in Tweedmouth
and the Spittle forty shillings, to the poor in Norham twenty shillings. I
give unto Sir William Reade my golden ear pick. To my four last super-
visors, every of them an angel. Saiuberbe, 4.

Richard Saltonstall the elder citizen and alderman of London (day
and month blank) 1597, proved 19 May 1601. All my goods &c. shall
be divided into three equal and indifferent parts, whereof one third part I
give and bequeath unto Susanna my well beloved wife, and that to be in
full satisfaction of all such part and portion as the same Susanna my wife
should or ought to have after the laudable use and custom of the City of
London. Out of another third I give unto my daughter Martha one thou-
sand pounds and the rest to aud amongst my sous, advanced or not advanced
at the time of my death. The rest of my goods &c. I reserve to myself for
the performance of the legacies and bequests hereafter by me given and be-
queathed. To the poor of St. Thomas Hospital five pounds, of St. Bar-
tholomews Hospital five pounds and the poor children of Christ Hospital
five pounds. To thirty poor men which shall attend upon my body to my
burial forty (?) gowns of the price of ten shillings the yard. To the Com-
pany of Skinners in London ten pounds to be spent upon them in a dinner
to be made at my burial day. To the Master Wardens & Commonalty
of the same Company one hundred pounds (for loans to honest young men
being merchant adventurers and free of said Company). To Samuel
Saltonstall and every of my sons in law three pounds six shillings eight
pence apiece to make every of them a ring of gold in the remembrance of
me. Anne Harvie, my daughter, now the wife of John Harvie citizen and


skinner of London, if she shall survive and overlive her said husband, shall
have the use and occupying of two hundred pounds during her natural life
without paying anything for the use thereof. And if she die and shall leave
Richard Harvie her son surviving her then I give and bequeath the said
sum to the said Richard. Otherwise it shall be divided amongst all mv
children then living. To every of the children of my daughter Susanna
Browne, now deceased, fifty pounds apiece, at such time as they shall
severally come to the full ages of one and twenty years or the daughter be
married. I do remit and forgive to William Browne my son in law
those three score and ten pounds which he oweth me. To my nephews
Richard Middleton and Thomas Middleton, the sons of my late daughter
Hester Saltonstall deceased, late the wife of Thomas Myddletou, fifty
pounds apiece at one and twenty. To Sara Saltonstall my daughter, now
the wife of Thomas Wheeler, four hundred pounds. To Elizabeth Salton-
stall my daughter, now the wife of Richard Wich, four hundred pounds.
My wife Susanna shall have the education and bringing up of Edward my
son &c. I give and bequeath to some godly and learned preacher ten
shillings to make a sermon at my burial. Susanna my wife shaN have her
dwelling in the great messuage wherein I do now dwell during her natural
life, and the use of my household stuff in my great chamber in my now
dwelling house iu London and in my great chamber in my house in the
County of Essex. One hundred pounds to be distributed to the poor
within the parish of Halifax, iu ready money or in penny loaves of good
sweet and wholesome bread in remembrance of me the said Richard Salton-
stall, alderman, and upon the necessary and needful reparations and orna-
ments of the parish church of Halifax. The residue, one half to my wife
the other half to my children. My wife and my son Samuel to be executors
and my friends John Harvie, Thomas Middleton and Richard Wiche to be
overseers. Woodhall, 32.

Sententia diffinitiva pro confirmatione testamenti Domini Richardi Salton-
stall, nuper Civitatis London, militis, defuncti, was pronounced die veneris
secundo viz. die mensis Julij Anno Domini Millesimo Sexcentesimo Secundo
inter horas nonam et uudecimam ante meridiem eiusdem diei etc. in a cause
between Dame Susan Saltonstall and Samuel Saltonstall the executors &c.
on the one part and Abigail Baker ah Saltonstall, a natural and lawful
daughter of the deceased and all others interested &c. Montague, 51.

Dame Susan Saltonstall of London, widow, late the wife of Sir
Richard Saltonstall, knight, deceased, her will made 16 November 1G12,
proved 23 February 1612. To be buried at South Ockendon Essex, at or
near the place where my late husband was buried. I do require my
executor not to use any pomp in giving blacks, or such like, but only to be
at the charges of a banquet after my said burial, neither to cause or suffer
my body to be opened or cut. I will that there shall be bought four yards
of coarse cloth to lay upon my '• course," and immediately after my funeral
to be given to some poor man. And I will also that the incumbent, for the
lime being, of South Ockendon shall preach at my funeral, to whom I give
for his pains twenty shillings. And 1 will that the first and second parts of
the four and thirtieth Psalm shall be sung at my funeral. The poor of South
Ockendon, of Barkeway, Herts, and of St. Dunstan's in the East, London.
I give all my goods and chattels &c. to my sou Edward Saltonstall, whom
J do make and ordain sole executor &c. Reference to an award made by




Thomas Middleton of Loudon Esq. (now knight) and others and a decree
of the high court of Chancery made in the term of St. Michael in the fifth
year of His Majesty's Reign. Money due to me from my son Sir Samuel
Saltonstall, knight, and all money due out of the personal estate of my late
husband, either by virtue of his last will or by the custom of the City of
London or by the said award and decree, shall be equally divided between
my sons Sir Peter Saltonstall, knight, and Edward Saltonstall. Hoping
that the rest of my children will not account themselves forgotten by me
for that I bequeath not unto each of them some remembrance by this my
will, being disappointed by the hindrance that I have sustained through my
said son Sir Samuel, I have remembered only those which I have thought
to have most need of my help. Capell, 10.

Matthew Kate of Eastcombe in the parish of East Greenwich Kent,
gen 1 , 14 November 1610, proved 5 October 1612. To be buried in East
Greenwich parish church in such decent sort as shall best please my wife
and my cousin James Kay, which James Kay I do make executor &c. To my
loving wife Frances a yearly rent of one hundred pounds to be issuing out of
all my lands which I hold for any term or terms of years iu East Greenwich
and Charleton, or elsewhere in Kent, for and during her natural life. I
give her all the " arris " hanging in the best chamber whereiu I lie sick
&c. Twenty pounds to be distributed amongst the poor by such persons
as were distributors of the money given to the poor at my brother Arthur's
death. To every of the four sons of my brother Arthur Kaye, that is to
say, Arthur, Francis, Peter and Paul Kaye, one hundred and fifty pounds
each at one and twenty. To my cousin Thomasin, daughter of my brother
John Kaye, wife of William Readeing, one hundred pounds. To my cousin
Dorothy, daughter of my foresaid brother Arthur Kaye, wife of John
Fawkener, fifty pounds. To my cousin Elizabeth, one other of the daugh-
ters of my said brother Arthur, wife ot Richard Bennet, one annuity of ten
pounds by year, during the term of her natural life. My cousin Peter
Kaye, son of my brother Edward Kaye, shall be bound apprentice in
London and my executor shall provide and furnish him with all manner of
apparell and linen fit for a " prentise " to wear at such time as he entereth
into his master's service and shall give with him unto his master to whom
he shall be bound the sum of thirty pounds. And I bequeath unto the said
Peter Kaye fifty pounds to be paid unto him when the term of his appren-
ticeship shall expire. To every of my now servants one year's wages. My
servant Giles Ledgecrood. His father Giles Led^etjood the elder and Joane
his wife. George Constantine of St. Alban's. John Brings of London
and Ilumfrey Cawdell. My little boy John Wise. To my brother in law
Ambrose Jenny for a kind remembrance of my love and favor towards him
a ring of gold of three pounds price and to his wife Elizabeth, my wife's
sister, a dozen gilt spoons of ten pounds price. To either of their two sons,
Thomas and Henry Jenny, twenty pounds apiece at one and twenty years
of age. To my kind friend Mr. Robert Jenny a like gold ring and to
Mary his wife a dozen of gilt spoons &c. To either of their three sons,
Robert, William and Francis Jenny, twenty marks at one and twenty &c.
To my well beloved brother Robert Kaye of Woodsom in the Co. of York
Esq. a gold ring of three pounds price and to my cousin John Kaye his son
a like ring &c. To my cousin Anne, the said John's wife, a like ring.
" And to my Cosen Grace Saltonstall my saide brother's daughter a like
ring of goulde of like price to be paid within one yeare after my decease,"


which I desire every of them to accept in good part as a token of my love
towards them. To my cousin John Carvile of Munmonktou (sic) in the
Co. of York a like ring of gold and to my cousin Dorothy his wife, daughter
of my said hrother Robert Kaye, a dozen of gilt spoons of ten pounds price
as a remembrance of my special love towards her. To my brother Richard
Kaye a like ring. To my brother George Kaye ten pounds, to be paid
forty shillings every year in five years after my decease. To my loving
friend Sir William Attlife a dozen of gilt spoons. My friends Henry
Bowes and Thomas Nutton. I do make my foresaid cousiu James Kaye
executor and my cousin John Carvile and my brother Ambrose Jenny
supervisors. The residue to my said executor. Feuner, 77.

Samuel Saltonstall, merchant and servant to the Right Honorable
Company of Merchants trading to East India, 15 July 1616, proved 20
February 1617. I desire my loving friend Mr. Thomas Mittford to take
the pains to be my overseer. And I desire that all my moneys as I now
have due unto me or hereafter shall be made of any of my goods may be
delivered unto him, no way doubting of his care to see the said money well
and truly paid and delivered into the hands of my loving wife Ann Salton-
stall, who is now resident at Sir Henry Bellowes his house in the County
of York, knight, whom I make full executrix of this my last will and
testament. As a token of my love and remembrance I give unto Mr.
Thomas Mitford a mother of pearl cup.

Book 23 Com. of London (1616-1621) L. 137.

Sm John Pettus of Norwich, knight, 10 January 1613, proved 13 May
1614. To be buried in the church of St. Symon and Jude, Norwich, nigh
to my father's grave. Towards the building of a porch at the North door
of the said church, over my grandfather's grave, twenty marks. My son
Thomas Pettus. Thomas Pettus my grandchild, son of Sir Augustine
Pettus my son deceased, at twenty one. Dame Bridget my wife. My
brother Thomas Pettus. My lease of house &c. in Loudon wherein my
brother William Pettus dwelt at the time of his decease. John Pettus my
godson, son of the said William, my brother, at two and twenty.

Item, I do give and bequeath unto Bridgett Saltonstall my grandchild the
sum of one hundred pounds and unto Susan Saltonstall my grandchild one hun-
dred pounds and to Christian Saltonstall my grandchild one hundred pounds,
to be jiaid unto them at their several ages of eighteen years or days of mar-
riage, which shall first happen. My cousin Thomas Potter and Anne his
wife shall have the use of the corner messuage in the parish of St. Symon
and Jude, late my uncle Richard Swit'te's, after my decease, for the term of
seven years, upon condition that he shall pay unto John Pettus my godson,
son of my brother Thomas, yearly, at the said corner messuage, eight
pounds. I bequeath unto my brother Thomas Pettus, my sister Whall, my
sister Joanes, the late wife of my brother William, deceased, my sister in
law Mrs. Reeve, Mr. George Downing, my brother in law Robert Debny
(and others named) a nest of cups or bowls of silver of ten pounds price,
with a superscription, In memoricuu Johannis Pettus militis. Cousin Stile,
cousin Myles, cousin Richard Dethicke, and William Blackhead's wife. To
my son in law Sir Peter Saltonstall knight one bason and ewer of silver
double gilt, and one each to my sons in law Robert Knightley and Martyn
Sedly. My niece Susan Pettus of London. My wife Dame Bridgett.
My son Thomas Pettus to be sole executor and my son in law Martyn
Sedley, my brother Robert Debney and my cousin Henry Pendleton to be
supravisors. Lawe, 51.


Sen ten tia pro confirmatione was pronounced 4 November 1614 in a cause
between Thomas Pettus. son of the deceased, and executor of the foregoing
will, on the one part, and Dame Bridget Pettus, the relict, Dame Christian
Sal tons tall, Ann Knightley and Bridget Sedley, daughters, and Thomas and
John Pettus, grandsons of the deceased, on the other part. Lawe, 116

Thomas Pettus of Caistree St. Edmunds, Norfolk, Esq. 14 October
1618, proved 3 November 1618. To be buried in the church of Castre
nigh unto the grave where my son John lieth. To my cousins Henry
Pendleton and Susan his wife annuity out of my houses &c. in Norwich.
Wife Anne if with child. My manor of Little Ellingham, Norfolk, and the
advowson of the church of Little Ellinghami My nephew Thomas Pettus,
son of Sir Augustine Pettus, knight, mv late brother deceased. Sir John
Pettus, knight, my late father deceased. My brother Martin Syelie (or
Syeley). My nephew John Pettus, son of my late brother Sir Augustine.
My sisters Dame Christian Saltonstall the wife of Sir Peter Saltonstall,
knight, and Bridget Sedley wife of Martin Sedley* Esq. Reference to the
last will and testament of late father Sir John Pettus. To James Salton-
stall, son of my sister Dame Christian Saltonstall, one hundred pounds aud
unto Thomas Seeley (sic) son of my sister Bridget Seeley, one hundred
pounds. Household stuff now remaining in the custody of Dame Bridget
Pettus my mother at Rackeye. To Dame Christian Saltonstall one hun-
dred pounds. To Anne Aldriche, my aunt, five pounds. Callibut Walpoole,
my father in law. My uncle Thomas Pettus. My cousin Thomas Whall.
To Robert Sedgwicke five pounds.

Commission issued 7 July 1627 to Sir Henry Hungate, knight, husband
of Anne Hungate ah Pettus deceased, while she lived relict and executrix
of the deceased, to administer the goods &c. of the deceased, by the said
Anne not yet fully administered. Meade, 115.

[Thomas Pettus, the testator, was the son of Sir John Pettus of Norwich and
Bridget, daughter of Augustin Curtis of Lincolnshire. His bi-other was Sir
Augustin Pettus of Norwich; his sister Bridget married Martin Sedley of
Morley, Norfolk ; Christian married Sir Peter Saltonstall ; Anne married Robert
Knightley. The wife of the testator was Anne, daughter of Calibut Walpole of
Norfolk. The will previous is that of his father? The Virginia family of
Pettus claim a direct descent from this family through Col. Thomas Pettus, who
settled in Jamestown, Va., in 1640. — W. K. Watkins.]

Sir Richard Saltonstall of Southwokendon, Essex, knight, 30
November 1G1H, proved 6 May 1619. First, as touching my wife, with
whom I coupled myself in the fear of God, refusing all other, and linked
myself unto her, living with her in the blessed estate of wedlock, by whom
also, by the blessing of God, I have now three sons and one daughter, all
living, viz 1 Richard, being my eldest, Susanne, Bernard and John, and
albeit after my departure I doubt not but that God, according to his
promise, will be unto her a husband, yea a patron, a father and her de-
fender and will uot suffer her to lack if she trust, fear and serve him dili-
gently, calling upon his Holy uame, yet forasmuch as God hath blessed me
with worldly substance and she is my own flesh, and whoso provideth not
for his denieth the faith aud is worse than an iufidel, I do therefore give
and bequeath unto her, for the term of her natural life, my chief mansion
house, called Groves, in the parish of Southwokendon, &c. &c. Certain
lands I have assured to my son Richard Saltonstall at the time of his mar-

* Undoubtedly the name above spelled Syelie (or Syeley) should be Sedley.— H. F. W.


riage, and I have persuaded her, at my son Richard's marriage, to release
part of her jointure &c. I bequeath unto her also one annual or yearly
rent of two hundred jDOuuds, to be issuing out of my manor of Chipping
Warden in the Co. of Northampton during her natural life. To the said
Dame Jane Saltoustall, my wife, certain household stuff and movables.
All which I give to my son Richard after her decease, together with my
great bason and ewer of silver, all gilt and graven with my father's arms
and my mother's thereupon engraven and " amelled," she being the sister
of Sir Gabriel Pointes of North Wokenden, Essex, knight, which I would
also have my sou Richard to leave to his eldest son after his decease, in

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