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and leases in both the Ilambrookes in the parish of Winterborne. My
daughter Anne Dollinge. My daughter Martha Galhampton. My tene-
ment in Bristol wherein my son in law Colston dwelleth. My daughter
Anne's husband John Dolling and her daughter Mary Dolling and the rest
of her children. I do give unto Edward Batten and William Pitt my
cousins forty pounds apiece, at my executor's discretion, committing them
to his care. My sister in law Mrs Gittin* and her children. My brother
Symon Batten. My son in law Mr Thomas Hobbes I appoint executor
and do desire my cousin Mr Edward Pitt and Mr Richard Meredith, vicar of
Stogarsey, to be the overseers. Published the 16 th of September 1638.

Lee, 156.

* Referred to in will of William Pitt ( 1631) as " lister Anne Gethinge."


Sarah NETHWAY of Bristol, widow of Thomas Nethway merchant
deceased, her will made 11 January 1640, witli a codicil hearing date 27
February 1640 and a later codicil 7 March 1640, proved 18 June 1641.
To he buried in the church of St. Walburgh near deceased husband. My
loving brother Mr George Lane, merchant, to he executor and my trusty
friends M r . Giles Elbridge and Mr. Joseph Jackson, merchants, to be over-
seers. Children under age. My sister Laurence. My sister Butler and
her three children which she had by John Hurston, viz 1 . Laurence, John
and Anne Hurston. My brother in law William Holman. Certain friends
and servants and poor householders. Whereas my brother in law Mr
Edward Pitt, now one of the Sheriffs of the said city of Bristol, and Mr
John Goning, merchant, became bound to my deceased husband for the
payment of two hundred and fifty pounds within a short time after the
death of my sister in law Mrs Pitts I will that my eldest son Thomas
Nethway shall have the full benefit of the said bond. My daughter Sarah.
My sou George. My five children, Thomas, George, John, Sarah and

My sister Butler's husband. My husband died without a will. George
and Richard, the sons of brother George Lane. Richard Nethway, brewer.

My cousin Hall in mo: (sic) to be paid unto her &c. My sister

Jone Lane. My sister Anne Butler. To my daughter Sarah Nethway the
four pictures of her grandmother, father and mother which hang in my
chamber and ever my counter door. P^velyn, 74.

William Pitt of London, merchant, 19 March, 1645, proved 23
August 1647. The poor of St. Nicholas parish in Bristol. My loving
brother in law Mr William Chetwind to see it distributed, or, if he be dead,
my brother in law Mr. Walter Sandy. My loving sister Elizabeth Chet-
wind, wife of the said William Chetwind. My loving sister Mary Sandy
wife of the said Walter Sandy. My loving sister Anne Wetcome wife of

Whetcome. My loving sister Martha Willet wife unto William

Willet. My cousin William Pitt, second son unto my brother Edward Pitt
deceased. His sister or sisters. Mr William Pearse. Others named. My
loving brother Thomas Pitt, or, if he dead, my cousin William Pitt afore-
said, to be executor.

Commission issued on the above date to William Chetwind the husband
of Elizabeth Chetwind als Pitt, sister of the deceased William Pitt,
bachelor, to administer during the absence of Thomas Pitt, brother and
executor &c. Fines, 182.

Thomas Pitt of the city of Bristol, merchant, 27 February 1655,
proved 26 March 1657. All my nephews and all my nieces. My two
sisters Mary Saney (sic) and Martha Willett. My loving brothers Walter
Saney and William Willett. Loving friend Hugh Roberts. John Bing-
ham. Ruthen, 105.

[The foregoing wills relate to the Pitt family of Bristol to which belonged
Maud the wife of Richard Russell and Mary the wife of Andrew Newell, both
of Charlestown, Massachusetts. They were two of the daughters of William
Pitt of Bristol, whose will, proved 4 February 1G24-5, I have here given. And
he was a son of that Thomas Pitt whose will has already been published among
my Holworthy notes (Reg. vol. 45, p. 151 ; ante, p. 497). See also in the same
volume (p. 150; ante, p. 49G) an earlier reference to this family in the will of
John Man. In the same volume of the Register (pp. 229-230; ante, p. 512)
see a note about Russell, Newell and Pitt connection.


Since collecting the above notes for publication, I have gathered the fol-
lowing will, which relates to this family and their connections. (See will of
Thomas Pitt above referred to). Henry F. Waters.]

Cicely Guning (or Gunning) of St. Stephen's, Bristol, widow, 2
October 163<>, with a codicil dated 17 October 1631, proved 20 February
1G31. To be buried in the church of St. Warborow's, in which parish
1 was born. Brother Richard Marlow and my sister Mary his wife. Mary
Camplin. My cousin Anne Ditcher the elder. My cousin Nicholas Peakes
and his son Walter Peakes. My cousin William Hopkins, my sister's eldest
son, and her son Robert Hopkins. My cousin Grace Ilewett. My cousin
Thomas Williams. My cousin Walter Powell. Thomas and Walter
Osborne. My cousin Alice Willis. Elizabeth Triggs. William Osborne
of Coldashton. William Atwood of Deynton gen'. My aunt Freeman.
The two children of Alice Willis. Martha Hopkins. My cousin John
Betterton. Anne and Abigail Hopkins the two daughters of nephew
William Hopkins. My sister Marlow's four children, William, Robert,
Grace and Martha. Friends and kinsmen Mr. Nicholas Peakes, Mr.
Peter Hewett, William Atwood and John lloyd (of Bristol, vintner).
Anne Rycroft wife of Robert Rycroft.

Commission issued 11 December 1648 to Peter Hewyt and Grace
Hewyt, his wife, and to Henry Hippon and Martha Hippon, his wife,
nieces on the sister's side &c.

Another Registration on Folio 24. Audley, 13.

William Chaplen of Long Melford in Suffolk, yeoman, 15 November
1575, proved 25 January 1577. Body to be buried in the churchyard of
Melford. The poor of Melford, Sudbury, Ackton, Foxherd, Borley and
Lyston. My brother Clemente Chaplen. His eldest sou William, my god-
son, at age of twenty one. My eldest son Edmunde. My daughter and
his sister Alice. Mary Greengrasse daughter of John Greenegrasse late
of Melford deceased. My sister Johan Ballard. Her two children, besides
my godson, whom I shall hereafter consider. Ballardes boy now with
me, lame. My godson, the son of my said sister Ballard, at twenty one.
My daughter Alice shall have her mother's bequest. My two sons
Edmund and William to be executors and Mr Roger Martvn of Melford
to be supervisor. My brother Thomas Chaplen.

Among the witnesses were William Payne and Edmunde Chaplin.

Langley, 3.

Edmond Chaplin of St. Giles without Cripplegate, London, gen 1 ., 3
July 1618, proved 10 April 1641. Wife Anne. My manor of Linsey
ah Lillesley, Suffolk. Lands &c. in Seamer, Whatfield and Nawton, Suf-
folk. Lands in Hadleigh and Aldham Suffolk. My chamber at Gray's
Inn. My new dwelling house in Grub street, St. Giles. My four children
Edmund, William, Ursula and Elizabeth, the sons at one and twenty, the
daughters at seventeen or days of marriage. Messuage called Clarke's
with lands, dovehouse &c, in Lvnsey ah Lillisley, Kersey and Growton to
my son Edmond. I desire my loving father and mother to have a care of
my aforesaid children and to be as good, loving and kind unto them as they
would have been unto me if it had pleased God that I had lived to enjoy
their love and kindness. I do ordain and appoint my loving brothers in
law Thoma- Bryan and John Wincoll to be the executors &c. and I give


them ten pounds apiece and to each of their wives forty shillings to buy
them rings. Augustine Rawe the younger, ray godsou. My brother in
law Augustine Rawe to be overseer. I give him five pounds.

Evelyn, 40.

Samuel Cooke of Dublin, Ireland, 2 June 1642, proved 29 September
1642. My mind and will is that Anne my wife shall enjoy my messuage
called Rowse's &c. in St. Andrews and Ringfield, Suffolk, during her natu-
ral life, she to receive the rents thereof according as the same is formerly
assured unto her. And I give the same to my son John Cooke immediately
after her decease. As for the rest of my whole estate my executors shall
enter upon the same and shall receive such sums &c. as are or shall be due
from any persons and shall employ and dispose thereof for the good and
benefit of my daughter Anne Cooke and John Cooke my (sic) brother.
They shall pay unto John Cooke my brother five hundred pounds at the
end of six months next after the said John Cooke shall recover his perfect
memory and understanding. And in case the said John shall die before he
shall recover out of that melancholy course of life wherein he now liveth
having issue of his body lawfully begotten they shall pay the said five hun-
dred pounds unto the children of the said John &c, in discharge of all such
covenants as are coutaiued in a pair of indentures, bearing date 19 April
7 Charles, between me the said Samuel and Erasmus Cooke of the one part
and William Fiske of Norton gen 1 of the other part. And my executors
shall pay unto such persons as the said John shall reside and live with the
half part of all such sums as shall be necessarily laid out and expended for
the convenient sustenance and maintenance of the said John my brother
from time to time &c. so long as the said John shall live in case the said
sum of five hundred pounds shall remain upaid as aforesaid. My mind and
desire is that Anne my wife shall dispose of and maintain John Cooke my
son, allowing him such maintenance as she shall think fit (in regard that
my estate is much decayed by reason of the late rebellion in Ireland).
And my executors shall maintain Anne Cooke my daughter &c. The re-
sidue I give to my said daughter, she to receive and enjoy the same when
she shall attain unto the full age of one and twenty years. I do nominate
and appoint Erasmus Cooke my brother, Thomas Cooke of the City of
London, goldsmith, my kinsman, Clement Chaplaine of Wethersfield in
New England my kinsman, and Tobias Norris of the City of Dublin in
Ireland gen 1 to be the executors and John Fiske of Rattesden (Rattlesden)
in Suffolk gen 1 ., my kinsman, to be supervisor of this my last Will &c.

Wit: Augustine Dudley, Philip Kett. Cambell, 111.

Thomas Chaplin, citizen and clothworker of London, 8 August 1655,
proved 19 September 1655. I will that Mary my wife shall have to the full
value of fifty pounds, iu money or goods at her own election and choice.
My executors to purchase a good estate of land and tenements of the clear
yearly value of forty-five pounds by the year, for the use of my wife for
life, then to remain unto Thomas and William Chaplyn, the two sons of
ray brother Samuel Chaplyn. And I will also that my brothers William
Chaplyn, Clement Chaplyn and Daniel Chaplyn shall have of the next
moueye that shall be raised out of ray personal estate, each of them one
hundred pounds. The rest shall be equally parted and divided between the
children of my said brother William. My wife and brother William to be
executors. Aylett, 197.


[Other wills relating to this family of Chaplin have been already published
in these Gleanings, pp. 32 and 77 (q. v.). Edrnond Chaplin, Avhose will I now
give (written 1618, but not proved until 1641) must have been the son of that
Edmund Chaplin of Little Waldingneld, Suffolk, whose will, dated 6 October
1G18, refers to this son as " my late son."

Henry F. Waters.]

Henry Steevens, citizen and haberdasher of London, 4 October 1612.
proved 10 October 1612. To my brother William Steevens at Bath my
whole estate in the house that he dwelleth in &c, aud five hundred pounds.
To John Dunster one hundred pounds. To my brother Robert Stevens
one hundred pounds. To John Saunders thirty pounds. To David
Woodrooffe ten pounds. To John Atkyns thirty pounds. To my aunt
Pinchon ten pounds. To my uncle William Hamore twenty pounds.
Certain servants. To Roger Dunster forty shillings to make him a ring.
To my cousin Richard Prowude forty pounds. To my brother in law
Raphe Hamore ten pounds. To mine uncle Josias Barry five pounds
and to his sou Henry Barry, my godson, ten pounds. To my aunt Quille
forty shillings and to her daughter twenty shillings. To William Tucker
three pounds and to his brother Thomas Tucker ten pounds. To Mr.
Thompson preacher of Bristol ten pounds. To Mr. Doughtie of Bristol
forty shillings, to make him a ring, and to my consin John Tulie the like
sura &c. To John Godskall the son of James Godskall forty shilling &c.
All the above legacies to be paid out of one third part of my estate, one
third being reserved unto Mary my loving wife, according to the laudable
custom of the City of London, and the other third part to and amongst my
three children, Barbara, Henry and Mary. My brother Robert Stevens
to be full and whole executor and the foreuamed John Dunster and John
Tooly to be aiding unto him.

Among other witnesses, Teste me Willmo Hamore p T ntium Scriptore.

Fenner, 87.

Raphe Hamor citizen and merchant taylor of London, 5 August 1615,
proved 16 August 1615. To be buried in the parish church of St. Nicholas
Aeon, where I was born, nigh the place where my father lieth or near the
place where my wife lieth. My goods shall be divided into three equal parts
according to the laudable custom of the City of London, one part to remain
unto my now wife Susan, one other third to be divided to and amongst my
children, Raphe, Mary and Jane, saving only two hundred pounds to be first
deducted out of the said part and allowed to my said son Raphe Hamor,
and the remainder to be equally divided. If my son Raphe die before he
shall be married or receive the said two hundred pounds the said sum shall
be equally divided amongst the children of my son Thomas Hamor. If my
eldest son Thomas shall demand any of the second third part then my ex-
ecutrix shall demand and have of him the sum of fourteen hundred pounds
which he oweth unto me for money which I have lent and paid for him over
and above one thousand pounds which I bestowed upon him to begin the
world withall, which was a greater portion than I could well give to any
of the rest of my children. But, being my eldest son, I was in hopes to
have received joy and comfort in seeing him do well, which caused me to
strain myself to do him good. For the other third part, reserved unto my-
self, I do give and bequeath the same as foil oweth (then follows a series of
legacies). The children of my daughter Mary. My sou in law John Col-


lett (apparently her husband). The children of my daughter Jane. viz 1 .
Raphe Langley and Jane, Sarah and Anne Langley. My brother William
Hamor and his children, viz*. Lettice Atkinson, Sarah Hamor, Robert
Hamor, Jane Hamor aud William Hamor. My grandchild Thomas Hamor

(a minor). Elizabeth and Hamor, daughters of my son Thomas.

The Worshipful Company of Merchant taylors. The Company of
Clothworkers. The Mayor aud his brethren, for the time being, of the
City of Exeter. John, Thomas and William Tooker sons of my brother
John Tooker deceased. Bathsheba Snelliug at day of her marriage. My
brother in law Jonas Owen. The brothers and sisters of the said Bath-
sheba. To Christ's Hospital in London. The parish of St. Nicholas
Aeon. The parish of All Hallows in Bread Street. My wife Susan to be
sole executrix. And I desire my loving cousin Israel Owen, Christofer
Barron my son in law, and my brother Snelliug to be overseers of this
my will.

One of the witnesses was John Milton scr. Rudd, 78.

Sententia pro confirmatione testamenti Radulphi Hamor nuper dum vixit
parochie Omnium Sanctorum in Bread Street, Civitatis London &c. de-
functi was pronounced 16 February 1620 in a cause between Sara Baron,
executrix of the will of Susan Hamor deceased, while she lived executrix
named in the will of the said Ralph Hamor deceased, on the one part and
William Hamor, the brother, and Thomas and Ralph Hamor the sons of
the said Ralph Hamor deceased, on the other part. Dale, 12.

[Ralph Hamor, a member of the Merchant Taylor's Company of London, and
interested in colonization, was the father of Ralph.Hamor, the younger, author
of " A Trve Discovrse of the Present Estate of Virginia," London 1615. For
accounts of both father and son see Alexander Brown's " Genesis of the United
States," Vol. II., p. 908. The will of Susan Hamor, widow of the testator,
Ralph Hamor, the elder, is printed on page 248.— Editor.]

Anne Noyes of Cholderton, Wilts, widow, 18 March 1655, proved 21
April 1658. I give and bequeath to James and Nicholas Noyes, my two
sons, now in New England, twelve pence apiece and to such children as
they have living twelve pence apiece. To my son in law Thomas Kent of
Upper Wallop twelve pence, to his wife five shillings and to their children
twelve pence apiece. To Robert Read of Cholderton in the Co. of South-
ampton, gen'., all the rest and residue &c, and I do make the said Robert
Rede sole executor. Signed Anne Noyce. Wootton, 130.

[Anne Noyes, a sister of Rev. Robert Parker, and aunt to the mother of
Benjamin Woodbridge, Harvard's first graduate, and to Rev. Thomas Parker,
first minister at Newbury, Mass., was the widow of Rev. William Noyes, in-
cumbent of the church of St. Nicholas, Cholderton, "Wilts, 1601-21. He was
succeeded by his son, Rev. Nathan Noyes, who continued in residence till 1651.
The church is ancient, the primal advowson being dated in 1175. A complete
list of incumbents since 1297 is preserved. In 1850, the present church edifice
Avas consecrated. The parish register exists since 165-1, none having been kept
before that date. The earliest recorded baptism is that of "Joan, daughter
of Edmund Noyes, 25 May 1652." The earliest recorded burial is that of " Alice
Smith, widdow, 13 Sept. 1653." A terrier, an inventory of the property belong-
ing to the rectory, dated 13 Dec. 1677, is signed by Richard Noyes, Edward
Noyes and others. Cholderton is a parish in the hundred of Amesbury, five
miles distant from the town. It is situated on the river Bourne, on the
border of the counties of Wilts and Southampton. It is sometimes called
West Cholderton to distinguish it from the parish of Cholderton. Hampshire,
which is known as East Cholderton. The parishes lie on the main road from
Amesbury to Audover.


The testatrix's son James, bora 1608, was "the blessed light of Newbury,"
teacher of the church there from its formation, 1636, till his death in 1656. He
was the author, 1641, of " a catechism for the instruction of children," by desire
of the general court. The other son, Nicholas, born 1614, was deacon of the
church at Newbury, and died in 1701. Descendants of both are numerous.
Another son, Nathan, his father's successor in the Cholderton church, had died in
1651. He was buried at Salisbury, with an inscription : " Here lyeth interred the
body of Mr. Nathan Noyes, a godly painful and constant preacher of God's
Word at West Choldrington in this County for the space of 32 years, who
departed this life the 6th day of September An. Do. 1651. his age was neere 54

Upper Wallop is a parish in Hampshire, about ten miles from Cholderton,
midway between Andover and Salisbury. Richard and Stephen Kent were fel-
low settlers at Newbury with James and Nicholas Noyes. Thomas Kent was an
earlier settler at Gloucester.

The name of Robert Read appears in the Calendar of State Papers, Charles II.
1662, as follows : " The King wishes Robert Reade of Cholderton to be appre-
hended and examined on Edw. Jasper's information." Geo. A. Gordon.]

Moses Browne citizen and founder of London, 30 May 1688, with a
codicil 1 June 1688, proved 14 June 1688. To my sister Margaret Vent-
ham one hundred and fifty pounds. To my sister Dorothy Riggs the like
sum. To my sister Sarah Noyse of New England one hundred pounds.
To her two sons William and Joseph Noyse fifty pounds apiece. To my
cousin Rebecca Ventham one hundred and fifty pounds. To my cousin
Rebecca Jaques one hundred and fifty pounds. To my cousin Anne Mar-
shal the like sum. To my cousin Dorothy Gillife one hundred pounds. To her
son Benjamin Gillife fifty pounds. To my cousin Willoughby Browne two
hundred pounds. To my cousin Elizabeth Browne the like sum. To my
cousin Peter Browne one hundred and fifty pounds. To my cousin Thomas
Carter one hundred pounds. To my cousin Ruth Whithcock fifty pounds.
To my cousin Elizabeth Court the like sum. To my cousin Stockwell ten
pounds. To my cousin Benjamin Wilkes, brewer, the like sum and the
like to my cousin Richard Browne. The poor pensioners of the Com-
pany of Founders of London. Dr. Ansley, Mr. Cole and Mr. Barker,
ministers. I give, devise and bequeath unto the said Benjamin Wilks
and Richard Brown and my cousin Richard Ventham of Andover, clothier,
all my messuages, lands, &c. in Ilson upon the Hill or elsewhere in the
Co. of Leicester upon special trust &c. to sell all the above for payment
of legacies &c. In case my cousin Thomas Brown shall, within two
months next after my decease, deliver or cause to be delivered up unto
my said sister Margaret Ventham, to be cancelled, all such bonds and
obligations wherein my said sister's late husband became bound or obliged
unto James Brown, father of the said Thomas Brown, for eighty pounds,
or any other sum, then I give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Brown
all such moneys as belong to me in the East India Company of Loudon.
I will that gloves shall be given at my funeral and that my funeral charges
shall not exceed forty pounds in the whole. I do make the said Benjamin
Wilkes, Richard Browne and Richard Ventham joint executors and appoint
my loving friends Mr. Isaac Chancey of London, physician, and John Dakins
of London, scrivener, to be overseers.

In the codicil he mentions having given bond unto Mary Butler, execu-
trix of the last will of late brother Thomas Browne deceased, with condition
to pay unto cousin James Browne, since deceased (who was brother to the
within named Thomas Browne) three hundred pounds, or some other sum
of money, and testator expressly wills and declares that the said Thomas


Browne, within named, shall not have, receive &c. the legacy in the East
India Company, or any part thereof unless he deliver up to the executors
the said obligation to be cancelled or made void. Exton, 75.

The Will and Testament of Samuel Jackson, son to Mr. Edmund Jack-
son late of Boston, 7 August 1642, proved 21 November 1646. I do freely
give unto my loving brother Nathaniel Jackson, son to my father Edmond
Jackson, the sum of five pounds which was left me by my uncle Mr. John
Storie at his death, which was due unto me the fifteenth day of March last past,
A.D. 164 1 , and was to be paid me by Mrs. Millicent Storie, wife to Mr. John
Storie, whom he left his executor. And I do freely give unto my sister
Sarah Jack>on. daughter to my father &c, eight pounds which was given
me at the death of my grandfather Mr. Robert Story, due to me the fifteenth
day of March last, and five pounds which was given me by the will of my
grandmother Mrs. Elizabeth Storie, wife to Mr. Robert Storie, which was
left to be paid by my uncle Storie, son to the said Robert and Elizabeth
Storie, due to me the fifteenth day of March aforesaid, but with a proviso
that the said Sarah pay unto John Perrott, citizen and merchant taylor of
London, who liveth in Abchurch Lane in the parish of St. Nicholas Aeons,
the sum of twenty shillings which I borrowed of him for my own use.
And I do give unto my brother Elisha Jackson, son &c, twenty shillings to
be paid unto him or whom he shall appoint. And I do likewise give to my
sister Mary, now Mary Woodward, living in Boston in New England, twenty
shillings, to be paid to her or her child or to my brother Elisha if in case
she should die ; so likewise if my brother Elisha should die before the receipt
thereof to fall to my sister Mary Jackson, and if they both die to fall to my
sister Sarah.

Wit: John Fullerton.

Commission, as above, to Nathaniel Jackson, brother &c, to administer
the goods &c. according to the tenor of the above will, no executor having
been named. Twisse, 160.

[In the Probate Act Book for the year 164G the testator of the above will is
called '-late of Boston in the Co. of Lincoln." H. F. Waters.]

Martha Lee of Mansel Street in Goodmans Fields in the parish of St
Mary Matfellon als Whitechapel, Middlesex, widow, 26 April 1725, proved

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