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lor shall pay or cause to be paid to my said grandchild John Taylor the
sum of Two hundred pounds when my said grandchild shall arrive to the
age of one and twenty years or day of marriage, which shall first happen,
then the Heed yard with the appurtenances shall come and be to my said
son John Taylor &c. But if my said son shall refuse to pay the said sum
of two hundred pounds unto my said grandchild at the time herein before
limited for the payment thereof and yet shall have desire to occupy and
make use of the same yard then and in such case my will is that my said
son shall pay the yearly rent of twenty pounds to my graudson for and
during the time he shall so hold and use the same. But if my said grand-
child shall happen to die before such his arrival at age or marriage, and
withont issue of his body lawfully begotten, then and in such case I give
the same to my said sou John Taylor and the heirs of his body lawfully
begotten &c, and, for want of such heirs, to such of my daughter Arnold's
children as shall then be living (except my son John shall before his death
give or " ascertaine " to my daughter Arnold's children two hundred pounds,
which if he do then it shall be lawful for him to dispose of the said yard at
his pleasure). I give to my said son John Taylor and Rebecca his now
wife my three fifths parts of and in all those seveial houses, yavd and
dock, in Wapping, the fee simple whereof I lately bought (viz 1 .) one fifth
part of Mr. John Woolhouse and the other two fifths of Mr. John Kemp-
sail, to have and to hold to the said John Taylor and Rebecca his wife for
their lives and that of the longest liver of them and then to their children,
part and part aake. But if my said son John happen to die without heirs
of his body then I give and bequeath the reversion of the premisses (after
the death of said Rebecca) to be equally divided among my said daughter
Arnold's five children or those of them then living. I give to son John
and his wife my right &c. in four houses &c. which I hold by lease from
Mr. John Catlin, being of the yearly rent of forty eight pounds, I give &c.
to Elizabeth and Johanna, the daughters of 'my sou Joseph Taylor four hun-
dred pounds apiece, to be paid, for them, into the hands of Mr. Gregory
Page, Mr. Thomas Hayter and Mr. James Porter, as trustees and guardians
till they shall arrive at the age of one or twenty years or be married.
Other bequests to the said children. When disposed of in marriage or
arrived at said age they are to have their portions if they carry themselves
civilly, and not before. Provisions in case of their death. These childrens'
portions of eight hundred pounds shall be paid out of the debt of one
thousand one hundred and -eventeen pounds which is owing me from the
City for building the ship Loyal London &c. I give to my three grand-
children Thomas, John and Samuel Arnold two hundred pounds apiece, to


he paid into the hands of my said Trustees, one moiety thereof out of my
cash in house aud the other moiety out of my said City deht. The children
to be paid at one and twenty years of age or marriage. To my grand-
daughter Elizabeth Haddilow one hundred and fifty pounds, and my will is
that her husband Haddilow shall have nothing to do with it. I give to Mary
Arnold one hundred pounds over and besides what I gave her at the time
of her marriage. To my grandchild John Taylor one hundred pounds at
cwne and twenty or day of marriage. To my grandchild Abigail Jennings
five pounds more than what she hath already had of me, to be paid her
out of the said City debt. To my grandchild Rebecca Taylor, daughter
of my son John, one hundred pounds at one and twenty or day of marriage,
but if she die before then I give the same to her sisters and brothers^ if
she then have any, and if none then to her mother. I give to Jonathan
Taylor, son of my son John, that one fifth part of the said houses, dock and
yard which I also bought of the said John Kempsall and his mother in
law besides the said first three parts of the same premisses above devised.
Item, I give to my grandson Jonathan Willoughbie one hundred pounds,
fifty pounds thereof to be paid within three months next after my decease
out of my own money and the other fifty pounds out of my City debt. I
give to Nehemiah Willoughbie fifty pounds and to William Willoughby
thirty pounds and the sum of five pounds apiece to the two children of my
son in law Mr Francis Willoughbie which he had by this his last wife.
Item, whereas there is yet due unto me from and out of my brother Wil-
loughbie's estate the full sum of sixty pounds. Now I do hereby give the
same and all my right, title and interest therein to my three grand children
Jonathan, Nehemiah and William Willoughby, to be equally divided
amongst them. It is my further will and meaning that the legacies herein
before given to my son Willoughbie's four children last before mentioned
(that is to say) Nehemiah, William and his said two children by this his
last wife, shall be paid unto them within ten months next after my decease.
Provided always that their father, Mr. Francis Willoughby do first give a
full and general release to my executors of all accompts, debts and demands
whatsoever, except only in matters about the trade wherein I am concerned
with Sir William Warren, touching which affair I desire Mr. Gregory Page
to see that right be done unto me and my executors. I give to my grand
daughter Sarah Camfeild the sum of sixty pounds to be paid unto her out
my City debt so soon as the same can be received. I give and bequeath unto
Owen Taylor the sum of ten pounds and to his brothers and sisters twenty
shillings apiece. I give unto my cousin Caleb Taylor forty shillings and
to each of my servants that shall be with me at the time of my decease
twenty shillings apiece. I do give unto forty ministers in a list named and
here inclosed twenty shillings apiece. I give unto M r . Ryder ten pounds. I
give twenty pounds to Captain Potter, William Hooper and Thomas French,
to be distributed and disposed of by them and others of my Christian friends
in Wapping. with whom in a special manner I walked and had Christian
society in my life time, being met together &c. My executor to pay forty
shillings for a dinner to be had at such their meeting together upon that
occasion. I give forty pounds to be distributed amongst poor suffering
godly ministers who are laid aside and cannot hold their liberties for
preaching whereby they got their livelihoods. To my daughter Rebecca
Taylor thirty pounds as a token of my love to her. To my said three trustees
ten pounds apiece as a token of my love to them. To my daughter in
law Hannah ten pounds in case she survive two months next after


my decease. To Mrs. Judith Bowrey and Mrs. Jorden ten pounds apiece.
I make my son John Taylor executor. Penn, 29.

[According to the foregoing will Mr. Taylor seems to have been the maternal
grandfather of four of Gov. Willoughby's children, viz. : Jonathan, Nehemiah

and William Willoughby and Sarah Camfleld. The two children of Gov. Wil-
loughby by his last wife, referred to by this testator, were, I suppose, Francis
and Susanna, who also, it may be noted, were mentioned in the will of their
aunt Jane Locke, giveu in my Gleanings for July 1893 (Reg., Vol. 47, p. 418;
ante, p. 763). Mr-Thomas Bragne, whose name appears in that Declaration of
Trust which I have referred to, married Hannah Locke, another sister of Mrs.
Margaret Willoughby. Ou pp. 415-41G of the same number of the Register
(ante, p. 761) may be found the will of John Dersley of Stepney, who mentions
John Taylor of Wapping as occupying certain tenements in Wapping in which
Mr. Dersley had an interest. He was undoubtedly the father of the John and
Thomas Dearsly referred to in M r . Taylor's will and was the father, likewise,
of Anne the wife of Mr. William Ting. As he mentioned also Capt. Edward
Johnson and as the Johnsons of Kent were evidently connected with the Locke
family, to which Gov. Willoughby's last wife belonged, I think I have, in these
two groups of wills (i. e. those now presented and the wills given on pp. 415-418
of Reg. for July, 1893; ante, pp. 761-63) introduced the reader to an interesting
connection of New England families.

I find that Admon. was granted 20 January 1680 to Matthew Todd, principal
creditor of Jonathan AVilloughby, lately of the parish of St. Catherine, Coleman
Street, London, but at Tangier, in the parts beyond the seas deceased, to admin-
ister the goods &c. of the said deceased, Elizabeth Willoughby, his relict, first
renouncing. Henry F. Waters.]

Roger Cole of the parish of St. Saviour, South wark, Surrey, gen 1 . 2
September 1G25, confirmed 14 July 1626 in a codicil of that date, proved
3 May 1628. My wife Anne shall have all my lands, tenements and
hereditaments &c. (luring her life, and after her decease I give my mansion
house and the garden house belonging &c, now in my occupation, in the
said parish, unto Susan Lock my daughter, during her life, and after her
decease to the children of her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten",
equally amongst them or their lawful issue, charged nevertheless with five
pjounds yearly which I give to Mary Clemence my ancient servant, during
her life, from and after the decease of my wife. I give the rooms &c, par-
cel of the messuage now in the occupation of Katherine Simons widow, in
the said parish which late were in the occupation of William Oland my
late son in law deceased, unto Elizabeth my daughter his late wife, during
her life and after her decease to her lawfully begotten children. The rest
of the said messuage I give unto Catalina Johnson my daughter, during
her life, and after her decease to her lawfully begotten children. Pro-
visional bequests to the Free Grammar School of the same parish, the poor
of the College of the same parish and the poor of the Liberty of the Clink.
All the deeds, evidences &c. concerning the said messuages &c. shall, after
the decease of my wife, remain in the hands and custody of my said daughter
Susannna Lock for the good of the parties concerned. To my daughter
Elizabeth an annuity of four pounds to be issuing out of my mansion house
and garden house &c.

In the Codicil ten pounds apiece to each of the three children of daugh-
ter Elizabeth, like sums to each of the five children of daughter Susanna,
forty shillings apiece (for rings) to sons in law William Lock, John John-
son and William Ayscough, the seal ring "I usually weare" to cousin Ed-
ward Cole of Winchester, forty shillings (for a ring) to brother Olave
Masters &c. Wife Anne to be sole executrix. Harrington, 46.

[The above testator was the M r . Roger Cole referred to in will of William


Lock published iu my Gleanings for July 1893 (Reg. Vol. 47, p. 417; ante, p.
7G3). He was the maternal grandfather of Mrs. Margaret Willoughby.

H. F. Waters.]

John White ah Wampers late of Boston in New England, mariner,
5 September 1079, proved 1 October 1G7'.». I do give, devise and bequeath
unto my very loving kinsmau John a Wonsamock, Pomhamell and Nor-
warunnt all that my estate lying and being in New England, commonly
called or known by the name of Assenham East-stock, and all lands, plan-
tations, &c — thereunto belonging &c, to have, hold and enjoy unto them
and their heirs for ever, they and every of them observing &c. all such
articles and conditions as rav father and I have or ought to have observed

I give &c. to my very loving friend George Owen of the parish of S l .
Alhallowes the Wall (sic) in London, Chirurgeon, four hundred acres of
that my land situate &c. in Bedford in New England, which said land doth
abut upon the lands of Nicholas Warner.

I give &c. to my very loving friends Edward Pratt of St. Paul, Shad-
well, Middlesex, victualler, and John Blake of Plymouth in New England,
husbandman, the rest and remainder of my lands, tenements, plantations,
grounds, feedings, pastures and hereditaments whatsoever &c. &c. iu the
Country of New England or elsewhere. And I give them all my goods
and chattels and make them joint executors &.c.

Proved by the oath of John Blake, one of the executors named in the
will, to whom was administration &c, power reserved of making a similar
grant to Edward Pratt, the other executor when he should come to seek it.

King, 136.

[In the Probate Act Book testator is called John White lately of Boston in
New England, but on a voyage (in intinere) in the parish of Stepney, Middlesex,
deceased. The reference to this will was given me by my late friend, Mr.
Francis Grigson many years ago. H. F. W.

This will is that of one who doubtless was one of the first of the pupils of
John Eliot, the Apostle. He was brought to Eliot by his father, also named
Wampus, requesting he be educated by the English and taught to be obe-
dient. The first part of the request seems to have been accomplished, as Wam-
pus became proficient in English ways and customs. Through his knowledge
of English his relatives and other Indians gave him authority to look after their
land interests, and the attention lie bestowed on the matter evidently gave him
an idea that he had an ownership in the same, as evidenced by his will and vari-
ous documents, among which may be mentioned those in the Mass. Archives,
in which are given depositions on the subject by different Indians, as early as
1G72. His wife, whose name was Ann Fraske, was the daughter of llomanock,
the sachem of Aspatuck and Sasquaugh (Fairfield, Conn.), and through this
marriage, which is recorded in the Boston records, he claimed rights there
which were a subject of correspondence between the Connecticut authorities
and the home government, and proceedings were pending in Connecticut at the
time of Wampus's death.

His wife Ann's estate was probated in Suffolk County, Ma<s., in 1G7G, aud the
couple also had property in Boston, as evidenced by the Suffolk Deeds.

The will mentions land in New England, which the writer of the will calls
Assenham East-stock, this is Assanamascoek of the Nipmug country, or the
Hassanamisco Indian tract, and this is the key to the Sutton (Mass.) Indian
grant, which solution evidently escaped the reverend authors of the history of
that town. This bequest was the subject of much controversy in the Massa-
chusetts General Court, and was finally settled in favor of the Indian grantees
through the admission of the Dudley family to an interest and share in the
grant. The fable of Sutton deriving its name from a Dr. Sutton who kindly
ministered to Wampus on a return voyage from England, and that Wampus
suggested the name through gratitude, hardly looks plausible, as Wampus had
been dead a quarter of a century before Sutton received its name.


Wampus was imprisoned in England for debt, in Massachusetts for riotous
and unruly conduct, and breaking jail in Boston, created excitement at Cam-
bridge meeting-house in King Philip's War by his behayior.

The story of his Life and adventures make a more lengthy article than this
note will allow, and seems to have escaped the notice of previous writers. Mr.
Drake, in his History of the Indians, does not mention him, and Savage, in his
Genealogical Dictionary, makes but a line of mention.

Walter K. Watkins.]

Washington (Register, vol. 43, pp. 379-424, ante, pp. 352-404): —

[The Hartford Courant for September 30, 1894, has an article with the title
" An Account of an Ancient Document with the Washington Arms," from which
we quote : "The Courant has the privilege of giving an account of two docu-
ments of great interest and i^reat value which have lately come into the posses-
sion of James J. Goodwin, Esq. One of them bears the signature of a remote
ancestor of General Washington as a witness to a deed of quit-claim, the other
is a deed or lease executed by the same ancestor and his son, and bearing on
one of its seals, in an admirable state of preservation, the Washington arms."
Then follow some remarks on Mr. Waters's discoveries printed in the Register
at the above reference, a description of the two documents, and remarks
suggested by them. The deed with the Washington arms is a lease for two
thousand years, on the payment of one red rose each St. John the Baptist's day,
of land in Sulgrave. It is dated 43 Elizabeth and signed by Robert Washington
and Lawrence Washington. "The deeds were found," says the Courant, "in
searching among a heap of documents belonging to certain ladies, and a friend
of theirs showed them to Mr. J. C. C. Smith of the Probate Registry, Somerset
House, London Through Mr. Smith they came to their present owner."

The Courant adds : "The New York Tribune of the 19th instant gives from
the London Times a long account by Ernest G. Atkinson, of certain depositions
found in the Exchequer Records bearing on matters connected with the Wash-
ington family. The first witness named is Anne Washington, widow of Robert
Washington, and the name Pargiter also occurs. The whole article is of in-
terest, but if the writer had had before him the genealogical chart prepared by
Mr. Waters which accompanies his paper, . ...he would have seen that he was
looking for the descent of the emigrants of Virginia along a wrong line."


Abraham Halsted of Rotterdam, merchant, 5 April 1651, proved 2
May 1651. I do ordain Darkes Halsted my wife and William Schapes my
brother, merchant, jointly executors and to choose a third person to their
assistance as they shall agree upon. My debts first to be paid. To my
wife Darkes one full third part of my remaining estate. One other third to
my two sons Abraham and Isaac, equally to be divided between them. I
give and bequeath unto my sister in New England five and twenty pounds
sterling, and if she be dead to the nearest of her friends there. To Rebecca
Wliiternan my wife's sister fifty pounds sterling. To the three children of
William Cochroft deceased each ten pounds. To the poor of the church in
general thirty pounds. To my wife's brother James Whiteman twenty
pounds. My servant Lister. To the children of my brother Armye and
brother Cocke (Cooke?) each child ten pounds. To my former wife's
mother Mrs Rebecca Kinge five pounds. To the children of Mr Davies
my father in law each five pounds. To my brother William Scapes twenty
five pounds. To Gemiiiell his children each five pounds.

Proved at London by the oath of _ Dorcas Whitman ah Halsted, one of
the executors &c. reserving power to the other executor. Grey, 88.

Richard Cutt of Portsmouth in Piscataqua 10 May, 1 075, proved 11
July 1G82. To my wife Elinor Cutt my now dwelling house with the
bake house, brew house, barn and all housing thereunto belonging, with log
warehouse and whuifing (my storehouse warehouse only excepted), to-


gether with my garden, orchard aud all the laud in fence in the home field
adjoining to my house, as also my corn mill with my house and barns up at
the creek, with all the upland and meadow thereunto belonging so far as
home unto that land which I bought of Ilubertus Mattoon (excepting the
tan yard and the building thereunto belonging and the land on that side of
the floorn). All these to my wife during her natural life and after her de-
cease I give and bequeath the whole estate aforesaid unto my grandson Cutt
Vaughan, to be to him and his heirs forever. And it shall come into his
hands at the a"e of twenty one years, with remainder to the next heir male
and if there be no heir male then to the next heir that shall survive. To
wife (certain household stuff) with all my stock of cattle and the five negro
servants. To my daughter Margaret Vaughan my stone warehouse and
that part of the wood field joining to that which was John Pickering's and
reaching home to William Ilearls on the West with mv brother John Cutt
also on the West, the way that goes to the Creek on the North and Chris-
topher Jose on the East, together with the tanyard, housing and stock
therein and the little field on the South of the floome, always excepting and
reserving the highway as it is now to the farm and to the other mill, which
is to be kept free for the use of the mill and the houses by it; all which I
give to my daughter Margaret and her children, if tbey fail then to my
daughter Bridget and hers. To mv daughter Bridget and her heirs 1 give
the remainder of that field commonly called the Great Field, to say all be-
sides what is already given to her and her husband and already sold to
sundry persons. I give her also that part of the wood field on the South
of the highway unto the Creek as it is now fenced. The other part be-
tween the highway and the creek her mother shall have liberty to use
during her natural life; and that part also shall be Bridget's after her
mother's decease. Likewise I give to Bridget my land in the Long Reach
next to that which was Cap* Pendleton's, being thirty three poles broad
front on the River and so back the whole depth; this to Bridget aud her
heirs, with remainder to the heirs of her sister Margaret. To son William
Vaughan my land on the great Island bought of Mr. Mason and that acre,
given me by the town, which was laid out with an acre of Mr. Fryer's. I
give him also two hundred pounds out of my estate and also my housing at
the Isle of Shoals on Starr Island, together with that estate, both in stock
aud debts, that is in partnership with him. To beloved son Thomas Daniell
two hundred pounds. To my grandson Cutt Vaughan one hundred pounds.
To my grandchild Elinor Vaughan the house and land I bought of Mr
Mattoon, with that part of my land that comes from the "Pulpit, the whole
breadth of Mattoon's land till it come to my brother John Cutt's land on
the North, together with two hundred pounds. To my grandchild Mary
Vaughan two hundred pounds in money and the one hundred and fifty acres
of land and the meadow belonging to it as I bought of Edward Hilton, as
appears by bill of sale of John Wedgetts.

I will further that what remains of my twenty pounds per annum, sub-
scribed as a gift to the College for myself and sons, be carefully discharged
by my executors.

I give to my brother John Cutt ten pounds, to buy him mourning, and
ten pounds to his wife and five pounds to each of his children. I give to
my sister Anne Shipway ten pounds to buy her mourning, and five pounds
to my brother Shipway and five pounds to his son John Shipway. I give
to my brother Robert Cutts' widow and to each of his five children five
pounds, as also I do forgive the debt due on my book. To Mr Joshua


Moodey thirty pounds and to his five children ten pounds, i.e. forty shil-
lings each. To my cousin John Hole and his wife five pounds each. To
the church of Portsmouth ten pounds to buy a piece of plate for the use of
the church. Wife Eiianor and my two daughters Margaret and Bridget to
be executors and brother John Cutt, Mr Joshua Moodey aud sons William
Vauffhan aud Thomas Daniel overseers.

John Wincoll and John Fletcher attest as witnesses. Cottle, 82.

William Blick, of St. Martin's in the Fields within the City and
Liberties of Westminster in the County of Middlesex, gentleman, 27 July
1720, proved 2 January 1724. To be privately but decently buried at the
discretion of my loving wife Elizabeth Blick. I am possessed of six several
messuages and tenements in St. James Street in the parish of St. James
Westminster for a certain term of years yet to come and unexpired. I
give the same to my wife for life, charged nevertheless with the several
payments mentioned in the last will of Mrs Jane Wilkinson late of St.
James Westminster deceased, bearing date 20 July 1 7 1 8, as follows ; twenty
five pounds per annum to Philadelphia Pope, wife of John Pope, for her
life, and after her decease twenty pounds per annum to her husband John
Pope if he survive her, and also twenty pounds per annum to Ann Par-
tridge, daughter of the said Philadelphia Pope and wife of John Partridge,*
during her life, in case the said term of years in the said premises shall so
long continue. And in case my dear wife should die before the end of the
said term I give the unexpired residue of said term to my sou William
Blick. [I give to my son W m Blick twenty pounds, to my eldest daughter
Elizabeth Barnes wife of Daniel Barnes twenty pounds, to my daughter

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