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was my own and hath been long in her custody. As for my eldest son
Edward Catcher, being but young and sickly, if he live unto it the said
Duchy land will descend unto him, which will be a competent means for him.
To John, my second son all my leases except that of my now dwelling house,
which I ordain to be a dwelling house for my wife and all our children
in common until God shall be pleased otherwise to dispose of them. To
William, my youngest son, my right and interest in Newington house and
lands, being copyhold lands, to hold according to the custom of the manor,
from the time that he shall accomplish the age of twenty four years for-
ward. Bequests of money &c. to '• my seaven " daughters, Constance,
Matilda, Ellen, Margrett, Jane, Marie and Honor, at days of marriage or
age of twenty four. My two youngest sons John and William to be joint
executors. I appoint unto them and the rest, as overseer and guardian,
my beloved brother in law George Phippen, ratifying and desiring to be
ratified what he shall do, who I assure myself will do his best for this my

Commission issued to the widow Margaret Catcher during the minorities
of John and William Catcher &c. Barrinoton, 20.

[William Catcher, merchant, who married Margaret Pye, daughter of Anthony
Pye of St. Stephen's, was an alderman of Truro in 1G20. Will, proved 1G28,
speaks of his property in Duchie land and other R. E. , and makes bequest to
his seven daughters, the same whom George Phippen remembers in his will made
thirty years afterward. He appoints his younger sons, John and William, to be
executors; the mother, however, had charge while they were in their minority.

George Phippen, his brother in law, to be overseer and guardian.

It was this man's sou, John Catcher, who " pretended " against him, as Mr.
Phippen says, gave him all his trouble, resulting in his imprisonment, loss of
property and health. — G. D. P.]

John Catcher (intending now a voyage for the Barbados) 23 June
1630, proved 16 November 1631. To my cousin William Challouer a
bond of two hundred pounds which my cousin John Smith of London,
leatherseller, and Brian Coole of London standeth bound to pay unto me
on Michaelmas Day 1634 (the sum of one hundred pounds), he giving
bonds unto my cousin Smith to pay unto my father Thomas Catcher six
pounds, thirteen shillings eight pence a year for life &c. Reference to
debts and estates of late uncle Edward Catcher of Trinity Hall, Cam-
bridge. To my loving cousin Edward Catcher, the son of my late uncle
William Catcher late of Truro, Cornwall, twenty pounds; and if he die
before my father then the said sum shall remain and be to his two brothers.
Cousin Smith attorney to receive of my aunt Margaret Catcher, adminis-
tratrix of my uncle William Catcher for the legacy which my aunt Ursula
Catcher gave me by her last will and testament &c. and to receive of
my cousin Richard Mowsdale ten pounds, being part of a legacy of thirty
pounds given unto me by my late uncle William Brooke Esq. late of London,
skinner. St. John. 120.

[John Catcher, bound for Barbadoes in ItioO, was the son of Thomas, a
brother of William.— G. D. P.]


George Fitzpen ah Phippen, 20 July 1050, pioved at London 1
March 1651 by Mary Phippen, relict and executrix.

Whereas John Catcher pretending against me an Oxford decree (void
in itself), during the time of my imprisonment, for mine adhering to the
Parliament, plundered me iu corn and goods of all kinds, according to a
schedule hereunto annexed, of the value of two hundred and ten pounds
and seven shillings, for recovery whereof against him and other his agents
I leave it to mine executrix hereafter named. Item to his sisters which had
no portions, viz*: M 1 ' William White, for his deceased wife Constance, to
Margaret, Ellianor. Jane, Mary and Honour, I give and bequeath freely
all those my lands in Perausand (by me dearly paid for) which were their
father's; and all this I do for them (God be my witness) not out of
any check of conscience that I ever wronged that family, for I did supply
and support them for many years with mine own estate; so as they have
spoken against me without a cause for my love they are my adversaries,
but I give myself unto prayer the good God give them repeutance and for-
give them. Reference made to fifty pounds lent unto M rs Margaret Catcher,
widow. Item 1 forgive unto Henry Pye of Stephent, gentleman, all the
money which he oweth unto me (about one hundred pounds). I forgive unto
M r . Henry Edmonds and Thomas Drake all the cost in law for a suit begun
in the consistory of Exon and finished with sentence for me in the Arches.
I formve unto the executor or administrator of one Hercules Ash the
money which he owed me. To M rs . Mary Woolcott (sheep) — to certain
servants &c. To Joane Phippen widow (sheep). To Ellinor Phippen,
now Ellinor George, and Francis George her husband. To my honored
friend Hugh Boscawen Esq. I give my cabinet press, and unto his honor-
able lady my clock, and I humbly pray his assistance unto my wife, his
near kinswoman and to my heirs. To Anne Grosse the daughter of my
brother in law Edward Gross of Trurow land in Kenwyne street, Somer-
set, in the tenure of John Rankin and John Daniell. To my kinsman
and brother's son, Roger Phippen of Penny com quicke I give that silver
bowle which was M 1 ' Upcott's if it be not redeemed with fifty shillings
before my death, and I give unto him my land in Enoder &c, now in the
tenure of Mary Thomas.

Item — for my brother David Phippen in New England I do give and
bequeath unto his eldest son the lesser Trewoone, unto his second sou that
Trevossa whereon Nicholas Clemowe liveth, unto his third son the other
Trevossa called Petherickes because it was sometimes in the tenure of one
William Petherieke &c. ; and if either of these three brothers die without
issue my will is that that tenement shall descend unto the fourth son, and
so on ; and to his daughter or daughters twenty pounds. Also to the eldest of
these brothers I give my signet ring and to the second the silver seal which
hangeth at my purse. To my sister Cicely Reignolds my two biggest silver
spoons, my ring with Death's head unto her husband. To Edmond Braine
ten pounds and to each of his brothers six pence and to his sister six pence.
To my kinsman Thomas Phippen of Clemence all my right in a field in
Kenwyne which I hold of M r Pearce Edgcombe and which William Priske
holdeth of me from year to year (and other property)-

Item, my prayer is that God would provide some able and faithful min-
ister to succeed me in Lemoran. Certain legacies to wife Mary and she to
be executrix. I desireHugh Boscawen Esq. aforenamed, John Penros Esq.
and Edward Grosse gentleman to be overseers, and to each forty shillings.
Reference to jointure promised to wife in marriage (thirty pounds per year).



Truly her virtuous and respectful deportment towards me deserves well at
my hands. To the poor of Weymouth in Dorset five pounds, of Melcombe
there ten pounds, of Comborne three pounds, of Enoder forty shillings.
I pray my brother John Penros to distribute of my moneys twenty pounds
in. >re unto the poor of twenty parishes, when he shall think fit, twenty
shillings to each. I give to every of his children twenty shillings apiece.
Wit: Hugh Boscawen, John Penros. Thomas Harney. Bowyer. 57.

[Rev. George Fitzpex als Phippen, Rector of St. Mary's Church at Truro,
will proved in 1651, was the son of Robert Fitzpen of Weymouth in Dorset-
shire, who married Cecelie, daughter of Thomas Jordan, 18 September 1580,
and great grandson of Henry Fitzpen and Alice Pierce of St. Mary Overy in
Devonshire. His brothers were Owen and David. Owen was born at Mel-
comb in 15S2 j married Annie Coinie 3 July 1G03. (Weymouth and Melcomb,
united by a bridge, were under one government or mayoralty).

Owen Phippen was a great traveller; he was taken by the Turks in 1620, and
after seven years bondage, he, with ten other Christian captives under his lead-
ership, overcame sixty-five Turks in their own ship, which he took to Cartagene,
sold all for .£0000, returned to England and died at Lamorran, 17 March 1636.

A tablet was erected to his memory in St. Mary's Church at Truro. See
Ilutehins's History Cornwall, Vol 2 ; 648.

David Phippen, from whom the writer of these notes is descended, came to
New England and was one of thirty persons who began the settlement of Hing-
ham, September 18, 1633, where sundry lots of land were granted him. He
removed to Boston in 1641, and died there about 1650. His son, Joseph Phip-
pen, removed from Boston to Falmouth, Casco Bay (Portland) about 1650,
thence to Salem in 1665. Joseph's son David, having large landed possessions
at Casco Bay, remained there till slain (1703) in the Indian and French war.

George Phippen, A.M., while master of the grammar school in Truro, one of
the first seminaries of England, furnished and certified to the arms and pedigree
of his family at the Herald's Visitation of Cornwall in 1620, as given below.
See Drake and Vivian's Visitation of Co. Cornwall in 1620, published in London
in 1847, p. 71. Arms, " Argent two bars in chief 3 escallops, sable."

Arms. — Arg. two bars, in chief three escallops, Sa.

Hen. Fitzpen = Alice Da. of

of St. Mary Ov'y
in Devon.

Jo. Fitzpen =

Peirce of Ireland.

Da. of

llobt. Fitzpen als. Fippeu = Cicilie Da. of

of Wamouth in
Com. Dorset.

Tho. Jordon of

George 3 sone
of Trewro in

liveing 1620.


2 sone.

Owen Fitzpen

of Ireland

1 sonue.


a da.




SI -


The Rev. George Phippen was persecuted for his Puritanic tendencies and his
adherance to Parliament, being driven from his charge of 2G years duration over
St. Mary's Church at Truro, and that of Lamorrau, a village a few miles dis-
tant. How long he was imprisoned we know not. In ] is will he complaius
bitterly, though forgivingly, of his persecutor, who wa s of his own connec-
tions, as may be seen in the record of the family of Anthony Pi<^ of St. Stephen,
who married Constance Pound. This family was of good soc al position, and
was probably divided by the bitter party feeling of those roublous times.
"Arms, Ar. on a fess Az. 3 escallops of the first," — same as on Phippen
Genealogical Chart.

William Catcher married Margaret Pie ; these were the parents of John Catcher
who " pretended" against Mr. Phippen, notwithstanding he had been guardian
over liis youth.
Henry Burgess married Jane Pye.
Thomas Burgess married Elizabeth Pye.

A son, Anthony Pye, married Elizabeth, daughter of Robt. Trethewey.
George Phippen married 1st, Joan Pie; 2d, Mrs. Mary Penros, June 20, 1648,
who survived him.

Gilbert's His. Cornwall says, that the P} T es with the Spreys
during the interregnum of Cromwell turned decimators and
sequestrators upon the lands and revenues of the royal laity
and clergy of Cornwall to that degree of hurt and damage
that occasioned the making of that short litany, "From the
Pyes and Spreys, Good Lord deliver us."

Joseph Phippen above mentioned, with a forethought not
common with pioneers, prepared a Genealogical Chart of his
own and collateral families left in the old country, embla-
zoned with coat-armor, etc., to which were added later
puppen imping Pye. generations of the new.

This chart suffered the loss of some of its tablets during the disturbances of
the Revolution ; the remnants of Avhich were published in the 4th volume of the
Heraldic Journal.

The wills under consideration, obtained through the researches of Mr. H. F.
Waters, have dropped the enquirer as it were, into the midst of these very
families, and at times not remote from the period when the English part of that
chart was prepared. Possibly the compiler was assisted in that portion of the
collection by his uncle, George Phippen of Truro. Suffice it to say that so much
has already been brought to light and corroborated regarding these English
families, that we now place entire confidence in the ancient record, coat-armor
and all. — George D. Phippen.]

Anne Roberts of Woolwich Kent, widow, 4 January 1872. My debts
and funeral charges discharged I give everything to my loving son in law
David Phippen, full and sole executor &c.

Commission issued 20 January 1672 to Anne Phippen wife of David
Phippen now in the ship called the Revenge, sole executor &<\, to admin-
ister according to the tenor and effect of the will during the absence and
for the benefit of the said David Phippen. Pye> H-

Mense Junii Anno 1673
Vicesimo primo die emt. com Ax.vae Phippenny relict. Davidis Phip-
penny imp de Nave Le Revenge in servicio dni uri Regis def. hentis &c.

Admon. A.B. 1673, fo. 79.

[This David may have been a descendant of Owen Phippen. There were
several others of the family name, mentioned in the will of George Fitspeu,
probably his cousins and sons of his uncles John and George, for the old chart
say> that ••John Fitspen left issue Robert, John and George," though the two
latter are not mentioned in the visitation pedigree. George's sister Cecilia, there

mentioned, was hap. at Melcomb March 10, 1593, and md Reynolds. —

G. 1). 1'.

Note. — The illustration on page '.''.'4 for the arms of Burges of Cornwall,
loaned by Mr. Phippen, is correctly drawn. — Committee on Heraldry of
the X. E. Historic Genealogical Society.]


Jam. Stolion of London, widow. 9 April 1640, proved 4 May IG47.
T have settled my lands in Mayfield, Sussex, upon William Hayes of Little
Horsted, Sussex, gen 1 , and John Maynard of Mayfield, clerk, and Nicholas
Durant of Headlith (sic) and Thomas Turnor of Caginer (sic) in the same
County, yeoman, and their heirs upon certain trusts, to dispose of the pro-
fits as by me directed. My daughter Elizabeth Stolion shall have, for life,
out of the. Lodge fields four pounds a year after the death of me and of my
sou Abraham. And all my said lands and the residue of the profits, after
my death, shall be to the use of my son Abraham and the heirs of his body
&c, remainder to my son Thomas Stalion and the heirs of his body &c,
and, for default of such issue, to the son and heir of John Edwards late of
Cockfield, Sussex, gen 1 , and the heirs of his body &c, and for default of
such issue to my sou Thomas Stolion and his heirs for ever. I make my
son Abraham Stolyou executor and do give him all my personal estate
which I have in New England. And I do further give &c. uuto my son
Thomas Stolyou all my personal estate which I have in Old England. If
my said son Thomas shall give and secure unto my said daughter Elizabeth
ei°dit pounds a year (during her life) for her maintenance and support then
and from thenceforth he shall be freed and discharged of and from all debts
and demauds which I, my executors &c, may or can claim from him.

Witnesses John White, John Phelpes and James Morgan.

Proved, at London, by Abraham Stolyon, son and executor.

Fines, 112.

Thomas Stolyon of Warbleton, Sussex, gen 4 , 10 October 1679. To
loving wife Susan and to Elizabeth the wife of Samuel Spatchurst of War-
bleton aforesaid all my utensills and household stuff, to be equally divided
between them by Richard Weller B.D., rector of Warbleton, and Edward
Hawkesworth Esq. of the same parish. To my said wife Susan ten pounds
yearly for life out of the rents and profits of all my lands in Mayfield, War-
bleton and Heathfield, in the said County, she to relinquish and release all
her right, title and dowery and claim to the thirds of my lands. I do de-
vise and settle all my said lands upon Edward Polhill of Burwash in the
said County Esq. and Richard Weller and Edward Hawkesworth &c. as
ffeoffes in trust, for uses hereafter expressed, and if occasion be (for speedy
payment of debts) to sell my house in Mayfield town, now in the occupa-
tion of Samuel Paris and others, and more of my lands. After all debts
paid then the said Trustees, their heirs and successors shall forever out in
two or three years put out two poor boys or girls, inhabitants of Warbleton,
apprentice to some good trades and at the end of their apprenticeship allow
them a convenient stock for setting up and improving their trades; and also
once in two or three years to portion out poor maids, inhabitants of War-
bleton, in marriage. The said Richard Weller and Edward Hawkesworth,
whom I appoint executors, to recover and sue for all my just debts which
are recoverable either in law or equity from the ffeoffees of Henry Smith
Esq. deceased upon the account of any damage by me sustained &c. and
also what is due from any other person or persons either in old England or
in New England. All such debts &c recovered to go towards the payment
of my debts &c.

Commission issued 26 November 1680 to Samuel Spatchurst, gen 1 , John
Wood Sen 1 and Samuel Store to administer according to the tenor of the
will for the use and benefit of the people of Warbleton, for the reason that
the executors named in the will renounced &c. Bath, 73.


Sentence for the confirmation of the foregoing will was declared 23 No-
vember 1680, the parties in the case being Spatchurst, Wood and Store,
Trustees for the people of Warbletou, on the one side, and Elizabeth Come,
natural and lawful sister of the deceased, on the other. Bath, 183.

[Our eastern friends will recognize the above name which has sometimes
taken other forms, as Stallian, Stanyan, &c, &c. — H. F. Waters.]

Susan Hamore, widow, executrix of the last will and testament of
Raphe Hamore my late husband &c, 18 February 1G16, proved 19
February 1616. To my brother Jonas Owen one hundred pounds. To
my sister Sara Snelliug the wife of Francis Snelling twenty pounds. To
Lyonell Barron and Susan Barron, the son and daughter of Christopher
Barron and my daughter, one hundred pound the piece. Whereas my
deceased husband gave to Birsaba Snelling, daughter of Francis Snelling,
three hundred pounds to be paid her at her marriage my will is that imme-
diately after my decease the said Birsaba shall have the use and benefit of the
said sum for her maintenance and finding, and for the money to be paid and
disposed according to the will of my husband. The poor of St. Buttolph's
Aldgate where my desire is my corpse should be laid near the bodies of
my father and mother. The five children of my brother Jonas Owen (at
twenty one or marriage). I give to Thomas Hamore, Raphe Hamore and
Jane Blackall, the sons and daughter of my late husband, ten pounds the
piece. The residue to my daughter Sara Baron, the wife of Christopher
Baron, whom I make my sole executrix ; and I nominate overseers hereof
Mr. Richard Stocke preacher and Thomas Edney citizen and skinner of
London, to either of whom I give five pounds the piece. Weldon, 10.

William Pemberton of Rendlesham, Suffolk, Bachelor of Divinity, 22
October 1598, proved 4 May 1599. To wife Elizabeth a!l my lands and
tenements &c. in Suffolk during life and widowhood, she paying to my son
Richard yearly, till he be one and twenty years old, twenty marks and after
his said full age twenty pounds towards his maintenance at school and learn-
ing. After decease of my said wife I give these lands &c. to my said son
Richard. I give to Richard all my books, notes and writings. If wife die
before Richard is of full age then I give out of said lands &c. one hundred
marks to be paid by him, that is, twenty marks yearly for five years to my
son Mathie, beginning two years after her decease. And for default of
such payment, upon lawful demand &c, I give to said Mathie all my lands,
free and bond, lying in Tunstall. If wife take another husband son Richard
shall, upon her marriage, enter my lands presently, and then I give her, in
lieu of her thirds, an annuity of twenty pounds.

I give to my sons Joseph, Benjamin and Paul, at their several ages of
one and twenty years, one hundred marks each; and to my two daughters
Scholastice and Aune one hundred marks each, to be paid at their like ages
or davs of marriage. Wife Elizabeth and son Richard to be executors.

Kidd, 42.

Paul Pembkrton citizen and haberdasher of London, 23 July 1625,
proved 27 September 1 625. The poor of Stebbing. The poor of St.
Michael's Crooked Lane. The poor of Mr. Stock's church in Bred Street.
Ten pounds to he equally divided unto those men unto whom my brother
Benjamin was indebted, according unto their several debts. Ten pounds
towards the building up of Mi- Stock's church, it being now pulled down.


Twenty pouuds to ray brother Mr Carter. Twenty pounds to my brother
Joseph Pemberton. My brother Mathias Pemberton and his daughter

Elizabeth and his other two children. My brother Benjamin's two
children Elizabeth and Joseph. I leave twenty pounds in my execu-
tor's hands for to pay twenty shillings yearly for twenty years to come
upon the fifth day of November for a sermon to be preached in the after-
noon by the parson of St. Michael Church in Crooked Lane in London in
a remembrance of God's great mercy unto our nation as on that day in de-
livering us from so great a "daunger " as on that day we were subject uuto.
Five pounds more to pay five shillings yearly for twenty years to come, to be
given in bread to the poor of St. Michael &c. upon the fifth of November
as aforesaid, at night after the sermon is ended. Twelve pounds to twelve
poor ministers, to be given by my brother Joseph and my brother Mathias
as they shall see where is most need. My mother Mary Whiskett of Nor-
wich widow. Cox Tooke ironmonger, his wife and children. To Ellen
Tucker, widow, a bond of twenty pounds that Mr Allen of Ipswich standeth
bound for, the truth is it is her money and not mine. To my brother Mr
John Fuller forty shillings to make a couple of rings, one for himself and
another for his wife, to wear them for my sake. Elizabeth Pemberton the
daughter of Mathias. To brother Joseph half my books and the other half
I will Mathias may have. Item, I give my twenty pounds adventured into
New England unto the Company to be employed by them towards the
foundation of a church if ever God give them a settled peace there. The
residue to brother Joseph whom with my brother Mathias I make my
executors &c. Clarke, 100.

Dame Anne Modlson (Register, vol. 48, page 405, ante, p. 913).

The Moulson Coat of Arms.

In addition to what has already been gleaned in England regarding Sir Thomas
Moulson and his wife Dame Anne (Radcliffe) Moulson, Dr. Marshall, Rouge
Croix Pursuivant, kindly contributes the following :

" ' The arms and crest of Mr. John Moulson of Hargrave Stubs, in the Co. of
Chester, and of Mr. Thomas Moulson of London his brother, being truly descended
from the co-heirs of Rosengrave, Oreby and Hargrave — exemplified by Win.
Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms.' The arms are taken from the original,
which was then in custody of Mr. Thomas Moulson, nephew and heir of Sir
Thomas Moulson, Knight, Alderman of London, and are quarterly :

1. Gules a chevron argent frette sable between three mullets or (for Moulson).

2. Or a fess wavy and in chief three martlets sable (for Rosengrave).

3. Gules two lions passant argent, in chief a label or (for Oreby).

4. Argent a griffin segreant per fess gules and azure (for Hargrave).

Crest — A griffin passant per pale gules and azure, resting the dexter fore-claw
or a mullet or."

Dr. Marshall adds : " Argent two bends engrailed sable are the arms of the
Radclitfes of Ordsall, from which family Anthony (father of Anne) Radcliffe
descended." Henry E. Woods.

John Woodbury of Beverley in New England, mariner, but now resident
on board his Majesty's ship the Crown, 4 August 1G72. I give to my well
beloved friend Mr Daniel Berry of Limehouse, Stepney, all my moneys or
wages as shall be due for my service or wages in the ship Crown, but to the
intent and purpose to pay and satisfy all such just and due debts as are
owing unto him the said Mr Berry ami to any other person to whom I shall
justly stand indebted unto; and, for the remainder of the moneys it is my
will that my wife shall have and enjoy and to be sent her by the first op-


portunity into New England, which I desire Mr Berry to procure safe con-

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