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hill Croft lying at Byfortie and the hoopes called Challfe hoopes now in


the tenure of Hopkin, after the decease of my wife; remainder to John,

my second son, then to my right heirs. Certain other lands &c. to my wife.
If my three sons do die without issue of their bodies lawfully begotten
then I do give and bequeath all my lands and tenements to Elizabeth, my
daughter, and her heirs forever.

Item, I do give all those my lands in Shenfield, which I lately bought of
old Symonde deceased, to George Mannffield and Denis his wife, my sister,
&c, remainder to the right heirs of the said Denis. As for my farms of
the parsonages of Writtle and Roxwell and of the manor of Esthall and
Shellmarshe and Garlsmondes marshe I will that Jane my wife have, take
and receive the profits of every of them and the stock during her natural
life, paying the yearly rents and doing all other things which I and mine
assigns are bounden by the several leases to do &c. The residue of the
term I cive to William Pinchon mine eldest son &c. To my singular good
Master Mr. Doctor White, warden of the new College of Winchester in
Oxford, my best gelding, I mean that he make his choice, or else ten pounds
in money, at his like choice, most humbly beseeching him that, as he hath
been always special friend and great good master to me and mine in my
life, so he will continue the like to my wife and my poor children when I
am ijone. To my very loving friend Mr. Bedell, for a remembrance, a ring
of gold of the weight of forty shillings. I give for like remembrance
uuto my loving friend M r . Tatem, the Vicar of Writtle, my best gown.
The residue of my goods and chattells to Jane my wife whom I do make
and ordaiu my sole executrix ; and my special good brother in law M r .
Peter Osborne my supervisor, to whom I do give, for a remembrance, a
ring of gold of the weight of three pounds six shillings eight pence.

Md. the saied will is written with my owne hand in five Pagines of Pap
/And everie Pagin subscribed with my ue owne hand/ Per me Johem
Pinchon. Peter, 38.

[Jane, the wife of the above-mentioned John Pynchon, was the daughter of
Sir Richard Empson, of Northamptonshire, who was beheaded at London on
Tower-hill, Aug. loth, 1510, in the early part of the reign of Henry 8th. From
this date the Pynchon arms are quartered with the Empson on the monuments
in the chancel of Writtle Church. Mary, another daughter of Sir Richard
Empson, married for her second husband Edward Bulstrode of the ancient
family of the Bulstrodes. of Bulstrode Park, County Bucks, not far distant
from Windsor, and in the immediate neighborhood of Horton and Wraysbury.
Bulstrode Whitlocke was of this family.

Doctor White mentioned above was Thomas White, D. C. L., Warden of St.
Mary's College of Winchester at Oxford, commonly called New College, ap-
pointed Sept. 17th, 1553. He was educated upon the foundation of Winchester
School, as Mas also Archbishop Chiehele, and held many distinguished posi-
tions. He died June 12th, 1588, and was buried in Salisbury Cathedral. — T. R. P.]

Edwakd Bell of Writtell, Essex, gen*., 20 November 1576, proved
18 February 1576. Mentions wife's mother Mrs. Philipp Rutter. Wife's
sister Jolnin Hardince. My brother Thomas Wilbore and my sister his
wife. Brother Philip Wilbore. Cousin Thomas Pagitt. Brother James
Bell. The poor of Newlaud in the County of Gloucester. Uncle William
Matthewe. Sister (by the mother's side) Dorothy Marshe and her children.
Brother William Freud's children. Sister Alice Hagett and her children.
Cousin Thomas Hall. The school and almshouses by me begun at New-
laud. Brother Henry Marshe (husband of Dorothy). My daughter Anne.
Sou Edward. Youngest son James Bell. Wife Margaret. My eldest son


William Bell. To Mr. Edward Pynchon. To Edward Pynchon the son
of John Pynchon deceased and to his brother John Pynchon.

Daughtry, 8.
The same will was registered again in Langley, 14.

Thomas Wilson Esq. one of the Principal Secretaries to our most dread
Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth and one of her Highness Most Honourable
Privy Council, 19 May 23 Eliz : proved 9 July 1582. To be buried in Saint
Katherine's church without any charge or pomp at all. My very good
and loving friend Sir Francis Walsingham, knight. My brother in law
Sir William Wynter, knight. Matthew Smythe Esq. my cousin. My
house at Edmonton and my lands there. My lands, tenements &c. in the
Co. of Lincoln wherein I have any estate of inheritance. My daughter
Mary at marriage or at twenty one years of age. My daughter Lucrece at
marriage or twenty one. My son Nicholas Wilson to be sole executor.
My overseers (Walsingham, Wynter and Smythe) shall take a straight
accompt of my brother Godfrey Wilson touching his dealings in mine affairs
at Durham, and finding him to have dealt honestly to give unto him one
hundred pounds, or else to give him nothing. Tirwhite, 32.

Jane Wilson of Writtle widow, late the wife of the Right Hon.
Thomas Wilson Esq., one of Her Majesty's principal Secretaries, deceased,
her will made 10 November 1587, proved 14 February 1587. My body to
be buried in the church of Writtle. I give and bequeath to William Pin-
chon, my eldest son, all my lands and tenements in WrittLe, Roxwell,
Bradwell near the Sea, or elsewhere in Essex, and all my leases of the
parsonages of Writtle and Roxwell and of the manor of East Hall in
Bradwell aforesaid, upon condition he pay to John Pinchon my second son,

pounds. I give to Edward Pinchon my youngest son my lease which

I had and purchased of Ashely, gent., of a messuage &c. in Lon-
don near unto the Duke of Norfolk's place, sometime, and belonging there-
unto (he to make a release of his rights in certain lands). The residue to
son William Pinchon whom I make my sole executor.

In a codicil (without date) the testatrix specified certain gifts which had
been left blank in her will. To her son John she willed three hundred
pounds &c. and she named as overseers the Right Worshipful her loving
brother " Mr. Osborne of the Excheker " and her very good friend Mr.
Home dwelling in Gratious Street. Rutland, 11.

Ralfe Evered of Kingsworth, Herts., gent., 15 February 31" Eliza-
beth, proved 2 June 1589. I give to Elizabeth my wife, all my lands and
tenements in Broomefield and Writtle in the Co. of Essex to hold for life,
doing no waste, and all my lands and tenements in Beuington, Herts., to
hold for life &c.

Item, my will and mind is that if it happen any other my lands and ten-
ements in the Co. of Essex or elsewhere to descend and come unto Raphe
my son after my decease and after the death of Elizabeth Pynchion my
mother or Mary Evered my grandmother, then I will that the said Eliza-
beth my wife shall also have the said lands and tenements towards the good
education and bringing up of my said son Raphe in learning during his
minority, if the said Elizabeth my wife do so long live. I give unto Joaue
Evered and Anne Evered, my sisters, to either of them twenty marks, to
be paid within two years after my decease, if they happen at that time to
be of the age of eighteen years ; if not then at their age of eighteen. To


Mary Evered my sister ten pounds, within one year &c. To Andrew Gray
Esq. my master, fifty shillings, to buy or make him a ring. To Elizabeth
my mother one pot or piece of plate of the value of five marks which I
now have. To my cousin Urias Barker forty shillings (for a ring). To
my cousin Anthony Evered forty shillings (for a ring). To my cousin
Thomas Wale twenty shillings (for a ring). To Robert Younge five pounds.
The residue to Elizabeth my wife and Ralfe my son whom I make executors
of this my last will and testament. The said Robert Younge and Urias
Barker to be supervisors. Elizabeth Upton a witness. Leicester, 52.

Rose Pinchon of Writtle widow, late the wife of William Pinchon
Esq. deceased, her will made 20 March 1598, proved 19 April 1599. My
body to be buried so near as conveniently may be to the place where my
said late husband lieth buried. The poor of Writtle and the poor of Pin-
ner. My friends Mr. Edward Hunte and Thomas Baker. Pinner in the
Co. of Middlesex where I was born. My brother Mr. George Redinge. To
my daughter Elizabeth one thousand pounds lor and towards her advance-
ment in marriage. To my daughter Jane eight hundred pounds at eighteen
or day of marriage. To my son Henry eight hundred pounds at twenty
one. To my son William eight hundred pounds at twenty one. To my
son Christopher eight hundred pouuds at twenty one. My executor shall
have the occupation, possession, use and profit of all my leases of the rec-
tories and parsonages of Writtle and Roxwell and my leases of East hall,
Garmondes marsh and Shell mershe and my leases of the watermill, wind-
mill and pasture grounds in Writtle and Roxwell granted by the Wardens
and Scholars of St. Mary College of Winchester in Oxford until such time
as Edward, my son shall accomplish the age of twenty and four years, pay-
ing such rents and performing such covenants as are reserved and comprised
in the said lease: at twenty four the said Edward to enter upon the said
leases and take the profits &c, remainder to Henry my son. I give unto
my loving sister in law, the wife of my brother in law, M r . John Pinchon,
three angels to make her one ring to wear in remembrance of me and one
black gown. To my loving neighbors M r . Edward Hunt and his wife three
angels to make either of them a ring &c. and to either of them one black
mourning gown. My loving friend Thomas Baker. My cousin M r . Thomas
Reydinge. My god daughter Johane Whitebread. Certain servants. To
every of the children of my brother in law Mr. John Pinchon twenty shil-
lings. To my uncle Mr. Edward Pinchon one black cloak and to his wife
one black gown. To my uucle Mr. Henry Pinchon one black cloak. And
I do forgive my said uncles all such money as they or either of them do or
both owe me. My very loving friend Jerome Weston of Roxwell Esq. to
be sole executor. Nevertheless my will, mind and intent is that if Edward
my son after that he shall accomplish the age of twenty and one years will
take upon him to pay my debts, discharge and pay my legacies which then
shall be unpaid and do execute and perform all other things which my said
executor is to pay, do and perform by force of this my will &c. &c. that
then he shall enter and take the profits of all my said leases and of the
lands, tenements and hereditaments in the same devised and have all other
my goods &c. to his own use. If my said executor, Jerome Weston, shall
refuse to take upon him the execution &c. then I ordain and make my
loving brother in law M r . John Leggat my sole executor. And I do desire
my loving brother in law M r . John Pinchon to be overseer, and for his
pains to be taken do give unto him three pounds and one mourning gown.

The witnesses were John Legatt, Edward Hunt, Edward Pinchon, John
Willyams and Henry Glascocke. Kidd, 27.


Sir Jerome Weston, knight, of Roxwell, Essex, 28 December 1603,
proved 21 November 1604. To my son William Weston one annuity of
fifty pounds out of my manor of Barwick Hull in Essex, during his life.
To my daughter Winifrede Weston eight hundred pounds at day of mar-
riage or eighteen. To my daughter Margaret Weston eight hundred pounds
at day of marriage or eighteen. I forgive my son in law John Williams
such debts as he oweth unto me. And for that there are divers "imper-
fect" reckonings between my son Sir Edward Pincheon and myself, the per-
fecting whereof might unhappily be a cause of breach of love and concord
which I most of all other things desire to preserve between my son Sir
Richard and him, I have therefore by this my will declared what course
my will is shall be taken herein for the better preservation of peace between
them &c. Then follows the appointment of auditors of the account and
referees to decide the matter ; their names Henry Glascock, William Love-
day and William Courtman, gentlemen. My executors to be Sir Richard
Weston my son and Sir Edward Pin<*heon my sun in law. A further devise
to Anne Williams, his daughter, wife of John Williams Esq., of an annuity
of ten pounds to be paid out of one annuity of twelve score pounds which
he received yearly of Sir William Lee of Newman Regis in the Co. of
Warwick, during the life of the said Sir William Lee.

Proved by the two joint executors. Harte, 84.

[Sir Richard Weston mentioned above, afterwards Earl of Portland, of
Skreens, Roxwell, married Elizabeth, daughter of William and Rose Pynchon,
and a sister of Sir Edward. Arms of Weston and Pynchon impaled at Skreens.
— T. R. P.]

John Pinchon of Springfield, Essex, gen'. '2 9 August 8 James, proved
12 September 1610. To the poor of Sjjringfield forty shillings. All my
houses, tenements and lands in and near Weeke Street in the parishes of
Writtle and Bromefield, now in the tenure &c. of Thomas Eve and John
Drane shall be conveyed unto Robert Robinson for such price and upon
such conditions and covenants as the said Robert Robinson and myself have
lately heretofore agreed upon. Provision in case of the bargain coming to
nought. The money accruing to go for the payment of my debts and the
advancement of my daughters in marriage and the performance of this my

And I charge my son William Pinchon, upon my blessing, that so soon
as he shall come unto his lawful age, or within short time after, that he
either join with my executrix in the conveyance thereof or else consent
unto the conveyance thereof either unto the said Robert Robinson or unto
any other person or persons that will purchase the same of my executrix.
Furthermore I will and devise that during the natural life of Frances my
wife my two sons William Pinchon and Peter Pinchon shall have, receive
and enjoy for their maintenance the yearly rents and profits of all my lands
and tenements lying at or near Cookesaull Greene in the parish of Writtle,
now in the tenure and occupation of William Crowe, William, my son, to
have twenty pounds a year of the rents and profits thereof and Peter fifteen
pounds to his own use. And after the decease of the said Frances my
wife I give ami bequeath all my said lands and tenements at or near Cook-
saule Green, both freehold and copyhold, unto my said son Peter Pinchon
and to his heirs and assigns forever. I give and bequeath unto the said
Frances my wife all my houses, lands and tenements in Springfield during
her natural life; and after her decease I give and bequeath them unto my
said son William Pinchon and to his heirs forever. My said wife to keep,


maintain and bring up all my six daughters decently in good education
until they and every of them shall have and receive the legacies and por-
tions to them by me given in this my will. And I give and bequeath unto
every of my said daughters, viz'. Amies Pinchon, Frances Pinchon, Jane
Pinchon, Alice Pinchon. Isabell Pinchon and Susaune Pinchon, the sum of
two hundred pounds apuce out of and with the moneys which shall he
raised upon the sale of my said lands and tenements lying in and near Weeke
Street aforesaid and out of all the rest of my goods &c. not devised in this
my will. Twenty shillings to Andrew Gilbert my servant. The residue to
the saiil Frances Pinchon, my well beloved wife, whom I name, constitute
and make sole executrix of this my last will and testament, requiring her,
of all love, to see the same performed and my children decently brought
up. as my trust is in her that she will. My friend Humfrey Baldwin of
Springfield to be overseer, unto whom, for his pains, I give ten shilliags.

I lamer, 57 (Consistory Court of London).

[This John Pynchon of Springfield was the father of William Pynchon the
founder of Springfield, in New England, upon the Connecticut river, in Massa-
chusetts. He -was educated at the University of Oxford. Matriculated at New
College Dec. 20th, 1577, and took his B.A. degree April 6t*\ 1581.— T. R. P.]

Memorandum, that in the month of October Anno Domini 1611 William
Pinchon late of Writtle in the Co. of Essex gen 1 ., being sick in body but
of good and perfect mind and memory, did make and declare his testament
and last will nuncupative in form following, or in words of the like effect,
viz', my will and desire is that my brother Sir Edward Pynchon shall pay
all my debts and bring my body to the earth, and the overplus I give and
bestow upon him, for he hath " bin " a kind and loving brother unto me
and is best worthy of it.

" Sententia pro valore test 1 . William Pinchion " &c was pronounced 23
May 1G12, in a suit between Sir Edward Pynchon, knight, natural and
lawful brother of the deceased, on the one part, and Jane Hone als Pyn-
chon and Henry Pynchon, who claimed as administrators of the goods &c.
of the said deceased.

Commission issued 20 June 1G18 to Edward Pynchon, brother of the
deceased, to administer according to the tenor of the will &c.

Fenner, 45.

Thomas Brett late of Terlingin Essex gen 1 ., 15 January 1615, proved
13 November 1616. My body to be buried in the parish church of Brome-
field, entering into the church porch where my father was buried. To Mr.
John Hankyu thirty pounds during the minority of his three daughters,
Bridget, Elizabeth and Johane Hankyn, i. e. ten pounds apiece, to be paid
to each at day of marriage or age of twenty one. To John Cunigley and
to Sara Cunigeley, the children of John Cunigeley of Polsted, twenty pounds
to be paid to the said John Cunigeley, he to pay ten pounds to his two chil-
dren, each at day of marriage or age of twenty one. To Matthew Lyther
the younger ten pounds. To Giles Crane and to Mary his wife ten pounds.
To my cousin John Porter my tenement called Philles, with the land &c.
in Little Baddowe, Essex, which said tenement is mortgaged to Mr. Thomas
Emerye of the same town. And I would earnestly desire the said Mr.
Emerye to release the said mortgage, my cousin John Porter paying him
whatsoever is due to him upon the same.

Item, I do give, will and bequeath unto William Pinchon, son unto my
sister Frances Pynchon, all that my tenement and lands lying and being in


Bromefield in the County of Essex, to him and to his heirs upon this con-
dition that the said William Pinchou shall pay unto Anne Pinchon his
sister twenty marks of lawful money of England, within one year after the
said William Pinchon shall quietly enjoy the said tenement and lands.
Also I give, will and bequeath unto Peter Pinchon, brother unto the said
William, twenty marks and to Frances Pinchon twenty marks and to
Jane Pinchon twenty marks and to Alice Pinchon twenty marks and to
Isabel Pinchon twenty marks and to Susan Pinchon twenty marks, all to
be paid out of the said tenement and lands by the said William Pinchon to
his said brother and sisters above written if the said William shall quietly
enjoy the said tenement and lands without any trouble or molestation. To
William Howson the younger of Chelmsford, Essex, all my lands and tene-
ments, both free and copy, according to the custom of the manor, lying and
being in Witham in the Co. of Essex. To Matthew Lyther the elder my
gelding aud all my furniture belonging to him, with my best boots. To
Elizabeth Mall, late servant with M r John Hankyn, twenty pounds at day
of marriage. To Elizabeth Wylie ten pounds. To the poor of the town
of Stoke four pounds. To the poor of Broomefield four pounds, viz', twenty
shillings every Christmas day after my decease until the said four pounds
be fully paid. To Walter Lyther the son of Mathew Lyther ten pounds,
with the yearly use and increase of the same, to be paid when he shall
come and attain to the age of one and twenty years. To Alice Ayas the
daughter of John Ayas ten pounds, Mathew Lyther the elder or Mathew
Lyther the younger shall have the use of the said ten pounds uutil the said
Alice shall intermarry or attain the age of one and twenty years. My
mind and will is that Susan Ayas mother unto the said Alice shall have the
profit and yearly use and increase of the said money until the time above
specified. To Richard Rhodes, the writer hereof, forty shillings. To John
Colman, Mathew Lyther's man, forty shillings. I do make and ordain my
executors to be my loving cousin Mr John Porter and Mathew Lyther the
elder. And all my goods and chatties unbequeathed, my funeral expenses
being paid, I give and bequeath unto my cousin John Porter. And I do
make Mr John Hankyn, minister of Stoke, supervisor.

John Gollman (sic) and Richard Rhodes witnesses.

Memorandum, I do give aud bequeath to Amie my daughter wife of
Edmond Chapman Esq., over and above those goods of mine which she and
her mother hath carried away, the sum of twenty two shillings in gold, to
be paid unto her by my executors, or one of them, within six weeks after
my decease, being lawfully demanded. And also I do give to Jane my wife
one other piece of gold of twenty two shillings, with the residue of my
goods which she hath already carried away. To the poor of the town of
Chelmsford forty shillings which is in the hands of Richard Browne, Bailiff
of Chelmsford.

A Sententia pro valore of the above will was prouounced 13 November
1616 in a case between John Porter and Matthew Lyther, the executors
named in the will, on the one part; and Anne Brett als Chapman, natural
and lawful daughter of the said deceased, on the other part.

Cope, 103.

Nuncupative will of Sir Edward Pinchon, knight, of Writtlein Essez,
5 March 1626, proved 8 May 1627. First he said and declared that his
debts should be paid out of his College leases; that his daughters should
have two thousaud pounds; that the leases should be conveyed to Mr.


Hone and Mr. Christopher Pinchon whereby the said debts and portions
might be paid. He gave to the Lady Weston a ring or piece of plate of
five pound value, to Thomas Casbolt twenty pounds, to Sara Eve five
pounds, to the cook five pounds, to John Fletcher ten pounds. He willed
John Turneedge to be abated forty shillings yearly of his rent. To each
of his other servants he gave forty shillings. To the poor of Writtle five
pounds and of Roxwell five pounds. To M r . South vicar of Writtle five
pounds. To M r . Leventrope ten pounds. To Jeremy Wdliams ten pounds.
To William Pinchon of Springfield a piece of plate of ten pounds. To
Mr. Hone five pounds and to Mr. Christopher Pinchon five pounds. And
he nominated and appointed his son John Pinchon to be his executor.

No names of witnesses are registered. The will was proved by John
Pinchon the son. Skynner, 50.

[A noble monument was erected to the memory of Sir Edward by his wife
Dorothea Weston, the sister of Sir Richard Weston, afterwards Earl of Port-
land, upon the north side of the chancel of Writtle Church, within the rails, on
which are emblazoned the Pynchon arms, quartered with the Empson. This
establishes the connection between these two families beyond all doubt. — T.R.P.]

Henry Pinchion in the Co. of Middlesex gen'., 3 May 1630, proved
2 December 1630. To be buried in the parish of St. Andrews Holborn.
To the poor five pounds. To Joan Damm daughter of Mr John Damm,
a cutler in Holborn, one hundred pounds. To Elen Damm wife of the
said John forty pounds because she hath been ever careful of me. To
Francis Damm son of the said John twenty pounds because he was ever
willing to do my commands. To John Damm son of the said John teD
pounds. To Elen Damm daughter of the said John ten pounds. To my
brother Mr Christopher Pinchion a ring of gold to the value of five pounds.
To my sister Jane Hone wife to Bartholomew Hoane five pounds to be
bestowed in a ring or as she shall please. And if any man or woman shall
justly demand any debt due to them from me I desire my executor to give
any such person twelve pence in fuH payment of their debt. I give and
bequeath to my loving friend Mr. Thomas Ryley, servant to Mr. Meautys,
five pounds. And of this my last will and testament I constitute and ordain
Mr. John Damm of Holborn aforesaid my true and lawful executor.

Probate was granted as above to John Damm the executor named in the
will, letters of administration of the goods of the deceased which had been
granted to a certain Christopher Pinchion in the month of May last (as if
the deceased had been intestate) having been revoked.

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