Henry F. (Henry Fitz-Gilbert) Waters.

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in Shadwell, with all such things as are formerly mentioned, also a debt of
seven pounds due from Alexander Normaus of St. Katherine's, cooper.
Likewise I give my brother all such goods or apparel aud debts as are
or shall be due to me in the plantation whereof is master Peter Andrews.
I appoint my loving friends Thomas Babb and Richard Lowther my true
and lawful overseers to the use of the said William Middelton.

Commission issued 18 July 1627 to Thomas Babb one of the supervisors
named in the will of the said Robert Middlton lately within the kingdom
of Virginia, bachelor, deceased, during the absence of William Middelton the
brother, for the reason that he had named no executor in the said will.

Skynner, 78.

Honer Rockwell of Dorchester, Dorset, widow, 19 July 1637, proved
26 January 1637. To six of my grandchildren, the sons and daughters of
my sou Richard Rockwell deceased, Thomas, Joseph, Nathaniel, Samuel,


Deoerath and Mary, twenty shilling apiece, to be paid unto them and either
ot them when they shall come to the age of one and twenty years &c. To
my sou Roger Rockwell's children teu shillings apiece when they shall come
to the age of one and twenty years. I give to all my grandchildren in New
England, both sous and daughters, Richard Rockwell, William Rockwell
and John Rockwell, twelve pence apiece, to be paid at the age of one and
twenty years. I give uuto my daughter Jane Farthinge all my wearing
apparell, except my best whittle which I give to Abigail Rockwell daughter
of my son Roger Rockwell. The rest to my son Roger whom I make sole

Wit: Henry Bridges and Thomas Poole. Lee, 7.

Maurice Thomson of Haversham Bucks Esq. 23 March 1674, proved
9 May 1676. To be buried in Haversham chancel, by my dear wife. To
one hundred poor silenced ministers twenty shillings apiece. To Arthur,
Helena and Elizabeth Thomson, the three children of my dear son Sir
John Thomson Baronet, one hundred pounds apiece, at one and twenty.
Bequests to children of eldest daughter the Lady Katherine Witwrong, late
wife of Sir Johu Witwrong, Knight and Baronet, viz 1 . Katherine, Anne
and Helena Witwrong. My two hopeful grandchildren William and Sam-
uel Oldfield at one and twenty. My dear brothers George, Sir William and
Robert Thomson, trustees for my daughter Martha Corsellis. Nicholas
Corsellis, her son, at six and twenty. My fourth daughter Elizabeth Alston
wife of Joseph Alston Esq., and her three hopeful sons, Joseph, Edward
and Maurice Alston. To my said dearly beloved son Sir John Thomson,
Baronet, all my freehold manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments in
England, Ireland, Barbados, Antego, St. Christophers, Virginia, the Carebee
Islands and elsewhere (with provisions per entail). Certain estates in
London excepted. A jointure for the Lady Frances, wife of Sir John
Thomson. Bence, 57.

George Thomson of St. James Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Esq., 15
December 1690, proved 17 January 1690. To wife Abigail one hundred
pounds a year clear. My manor and parsonage of Bricklinsey Essex. My
grandson John South. My grandson George South. My niece Mrs. Mary
Owen. My grandson Richard South. My cousin George Thomson, son of
my nephew Sir John Thomson, Baronet. George Thomson, son of my
nephew Sir Samuel Thomson, knight. My nephew Joseph Thomson, son
of ray dear brother Robert Thomson Esq. To my wife my Japan chest
a Japan cabinet and an Indian cabinet armed with silver. My grand
daughter Elizabeth South. My cousin Ambler, daughter of my cousin
Brookhaven. My daughter in law Hannah Cooper. My sou in law Mr.
John Tuffhell. My brother in law M r . Edward Keightley. My sou in
law M r . John Lockey. The poor of Wormeley Herts and of Whatton
Herts. My body to be buried in Olave's church Southwark, near my late
wife. Vere, 15.

[For notes on this family of Thomson see ante, pp. 65-67 and 73-75. Let me
take this opportunity to correct two printer's errors on p. 67. In the small pedi-
gree, given there, for "Stokes" read Stukes. And in foot-note, for " Eades "
read Eedes. H. F. W.]

Thomas Middleton of London Esq. 5 December, 1672, proved 16
December 1672. I charge all my lands and estates in England with the


payment of my just debts and legacies, ami if they fall short my lands &c.
in Barbados, New England and '• Antego," or elsewhere in parts beyond
the seas. To my wife Elizabeth one hundred and fifty pounds per annum,
chargeable on my plantations &c. and payable at the now dwelling house
of John West, scrivener in Walbrooke, London, half yearly &c. Provision
in case wife be with child. To my dear sister Rebecca Wilkins twelve
pounds per annum during the term of her natural life (chargeable and pay-
able as before). To my son Benjamin Middleton all my plantations called
Mount Plantation and Valley Plantation in Barbados and all other my lands
and plantations in New England, Antego and elsewhere, with houses, sugar
works, mills, servants, negroes &c. &c, chargeable with said annuities &c.
To wife my coach and horses &c. Reference to accounts with Capt. Henry
Colleton deceased. To Ursula, one of the daughters of the said Henry
Colleton, now intermarried with William Gold, linen draper, five hundred
pounds. To her sister Arrabella, now wife of Samuel Pett, the like sum.
To my niece Elizabeth Wilkins ten pounds. To Mrs Cordell ten pounds.
To the poor of Trinity House fifty pounds. My lands &c. in Kent to son
Benjamin. The children of my daughter Elizabeth Freere wife of Toby
Freere. My friends M r . John Duckworth, Major Nehemiah Bourne and
Mr. Nicholas Dawes. Eure, 152.

Philip Middleton of St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, waterman, 11
December 1650, proved 23 December 1650. To my daughter Hellen
Harris, wife of Richard Harris dwelling in Barbados, three pounds, to be
laid out in apparell and sent to her. To my daughter Hannah Pomfast,
wife to Edward Pomfast dwelling in New England, five pounds and to
her children three pounds, to be laid out in clothes and sent to the said
Hannah and her children. To my daughter Elizabeth Strowd dwelling
in the Summer Islands three pounds and to her children ten shillings
apiece, to be laid out in clothes &c. To my grandson Joseph Kettle four
pounds and to his children ten shillings apiece. To my grand daughter
Hannah Kettle forty shillings. To my grandson George Kettle the
younger five pounds, to be paid for his use to his father George Kettle.
To my grandchild Philip Seale ten pounds. To my grandchild Mary Seale
five pounds (and other things). To my grandchild Richard Seale five
pounds. To my grandchild Margaret Seale three pounds. To my grand-
child John Seale three pounds. (Philip, Richard and John at one and
twenty and Margaret at like age or day of marriage.) The residue to my
daughter Mary Seale, wife of George Seale, waterman, whom I make sole
executrix. Pembroke, 204.

William Tyce, 15 July 1649, proved 24 August 1649. To my eldest
sister Mary Tice one hundred pounds. To my sister Anne Tice living in
New England or elsewhere, or to her posterity fifty pounds. To the children
of Thomas King, being in number eight, forty shillings. Unto a girl born
since named Susan Horder twenty shillings. To the poor of the parish of
Motcum (Motcombe, Dorset) five pounds. To Mr. Drant, minister thereof,
fifty shillings, if dead to his successor. My mother's kindred, if any living.
My cousin William Mojar. My brother in law's two sons, Walter Tice the
eldest, Peter Tice the youngest. My friends at Umbra. My cousin John
Crouch. Others (some residing in India.). I the said William Tice was
born at Motcome in Dorset. Fairfax, 127.


Sib George Carteret, knight ami baronet, vice chamberlain of His
Maj. Household and one of II. M. Privy Council, 5 December 1G78, proved
(with a schedule of debts &c.) 14 February 1679. My wife Dame Eliza-
beth Carteret to be sole executrix. The poor of Ilawnes in Bedfordshire,
Wingfield, Berks., and of several parishes in Isle of Jersey. The church of
St. Paul in the towu of Bedford. The poor of the said town. Have con-
tracted several debts amounting in the whole to ten thousand pounds.
Trustees appointed, viz*, the Right Hon. Edward, Earl of Sandwich, the
Right Hon. John, Earl of Bath, the Hon. Sir Thomas Crew, kn 4 ., son and
heir apparent of the Right Hon. the Lord Crew, my brother in law Sir
Robert Atkins, kn*. of the B;ith and one of the Justices of the Com. Pleas,
and his brother Edward Atkins of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, Esq. My
lands in Ireland. My outrents in the Isle of Jersey consisting in wheat and
other grain. My Plantation of New Jersey. The Island of Alderney.
My grandson George Carteret at one and twenty years of age. My son
Capt. James Carteret. Philip Carterett my grandson, second son of my
son Sir Philip Carteret deceased, to have the mauor or Lordship of Langton
juxta Horncastle, Lincoln. To my grandson Edward Carterett, youngest
sou of my said sou Sir Philip Carteret deceased, the manor and lands of
Wyberton, Lincoln. To my wife my moiety of the manor of Plympton
Devon., the capital messuage of Saltram &c. &c. for her life and next to my
grandson George Carteret. To wife one third part of manors, lands &c. in
the Isle of Jersey for life, then to my said grandson George Carteret. A
similar disposition of my manor house of Ilawnes, Beds., and other estates
there. The Rectory of Plympton St. Mary, Devon, charged with an an-
nuity of twenty five pounds per aunum to my servant Alexander Westlake.

Bath, 17.

[Sir George Carteret, bart., the testator, was one of the Lords Proprietors of
New Jersey. Sketches of his life are printed in Whitehead's " East Jersey
under the Proprietary Governments," Newark, 1871, pp. 104-5, and in Burke's
Extinct Baronetage, ed. 1844, p. 104. — Editor].

Edward Pickeringe, 1 July 1623, proved 26 August 1623. To my
loving and dear wife Mary Pickeringe eight hundred pounds. To my dear
and tender father John Pickeringe one hundred and fifty pounds, to be kept
in the hands of my executors &c. and disposed of for his benefit. I give unto
my dear child John Pickeringe, my first born son, three hundred pounds.
Similar bequests to daughters Sinseare and Mary Pickeringe. To Francis
Stubb mv brother in law fifty pounds.

"Item. I giue unto that hopefull worke begunn in Newe England, to be
ymployed and layed out for the beuefitt and helpinge ouer those Englishe
people whoe dwell in Laydon thether with the first fiftie poundes." To
Randall Thick ins, my loving friend, ten pounds. To certain friends here
in London ten pounds (if the accounts prove overplus). The residue to be
divided equally into five equal portions to be distributed between my wife,
ray father and my three children. 1 appoint my friends Mr. James Sheiley
and Mr. Richard Androwes for executors and my good friend and brother
Mr. Thomas White and Mr. John Stubbe for overseers. Swann, 86.

[The above recalls another of Mr. Waters's Gleanings, which contained three
well-known Salem names, viz.: " Thomas Gardener, citizen and grocer of Lon-
don: 23 Aug. Iu90, proved 24 Oct. 1590; wife Katherine, coseu John Gardener,


sons Thomas, Christopher and Jeremy, eosens Richard Grafton, Henry Picker-
ing and others. Drury L. 69."*

The name of Pickering is found flourishing in London at least one hundred
years before the emigration to New England ; also at that period and still later.
The name frequently appears in the parish registers of London, printed by the
Harleian Society, and the Visitation of London gives a brief pedigree of one
branch of the family.

There were two John Pickerings here in New England who founded families,
viz. : John Pickering of Portsmouth who is said to have settled there in 1633, and
John Pickering of Salem, of which place he was admitted an inhabitant " 7 of
12 mo. 1636." John Pickering of Salem was a carpenter and was born in 1615
and died in 1G57. We do not rind the date of birth of John Pickering of Ports-
mouth, but we infer that it occurred not far from the time of his contemporary.
In the middle and southern states we find that the name existed at a somewhat
later date. There was a Charles Pickering who was a merchant of Philadelphia
in 1689, and there were persons of the name in Charleston, South Carolina, in
the early part of the last century.f There was also a family of Pickerings
settled in the parish of St. Lucy, Barbados, sometime before A. D. 1700. A
representative of this family, the Rev. Joseph Pickering of Wickham, Hampshire,
England, corresponded with Col. Timothy Pickering on the subject of the family
history and claimed kinship when he found that the Salem family and his own
used the same coat-of-arms-

The above will of Edward Pickeringe, of course, is only suggestive. From it,
it appears that in 1623 his son John Pickeringe w r as a child and probably was
born not far from 1615, the date of birth of John Pickering of Salem in New
England. Harrison Ellery.]

John Marsh of Branktry, Essex, clothier, 15 April 1627, proved 29
May 1627. To the poor of this parish three pounds. To Samuel Collyn,
minister &c, fifty shillings. To William Waslin, which was my late servant
and kinsman, forty shillings and to Joseph Waslyn, his father, one suite of
apparel, viz. one dublet, one pair of breeches, one pair of stockings and
one hat. To Francis Waslin, my sister, now the wife of Joseph Waslyn,
twenty shillings a year for life. To my servant Jeremy Mannyng ten shil-
lings. To Richard, Mary, and Thomasin Outiug, one of the sons and two
daughters of Richard Outing my brother in law. twenty shillings apiece.
To every one of my daughters, Sarah, Mary, Grace and Lydia, one hundred
pounds apiece at their several ages of nineteen years. To Grace my wife all
such lands, houses and buildings which herein I do give to Joseph Marsh my
son, until he come to his age of one and twenty years, for and towards the
bringing up of my children. To my said son Joseph the messuage or tene-
ment with the two orchards &c. in Branktrey, now or late in the occupation of
Thomas Hudson, and all those copyhold lands, fields or closes in the said parish
now or late in the occupation of Richard Bedwell, and the three fields or closes
commonly called the broomfields, in said parish, now or late in my own
occupation, when he shall come to his age of one and twenty years. All the
rest of my messuages, lands &c. my wife shall have and enjoy until my son
John Marsh shall come to his age &c, for and towards the bringing up of
all my children, and then I wholly give them to the said John Marsh. To
Sarah Bawldwin, widow, ten shillings. To my son Samuel Marsh four
hundred pounds, to be paid unto the hands of my good friends Adrian Mott
and John Marryon, of Branktry, clothiers, upon trust &c. to purchase land
or houses (to that value) to the use of my wife Grace until Samuel shall

* " Gleanings from English Records by Emmerton and Waters," Essex Institute Hist.
Coll., Vol. XVII., p. 40.

t F<>r ;ui account of these see " The Topographer and Genealogist," Vol. I., pp. 441-153,
by John Gough Nichols.


come to his age of one aud twenty and then to my said son. The residue
of all my goods I give to my wife and children (equally). My said wife
to be executrix.

Witnessed by Adrian Mott, William Barnerd, John Maryon, Richard
Outing, James Sparhawke. Skyuner, 46.

Grace Marsh of Branctree, Essex, widow, 29 January 1657, proved
22 May 1667. To my son Joseph Marsh all that my copyhold messuage or
tenement in Ingateston, Essex, with all the houses &c. and all the lands
belonging, containing fifty acres, more or less, provided he pay the several
legacies "mentioned in the will. To my son in law Nathaniel Tyers and
Grace, now his wife, my daughter, seven pounds yearly during their lives
and the longer liver of them both, and after that to the heirs of the body
of the said Grace, lawfully begotten, three score pounds. And for want of
such heirs of the said Grace the said Joseph shall pay or cause to be paid
unto so many of the children of my son John Marsh, now in New Eng-
land, as shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of three
score pounds at their several ages of one and twenty. And he shall pay
to my daughter Lidia, the wife of William Martin, seven pounds yearly, for
her life, and after that to so many of her children as shall be living at the
time of my decease the sum of three score pounds (at their ages &c). And
my son Joseph shall keep my brother William Baldwin, during his natural
life, at his own proper cost and charges or else pay uuto him yearly the sum
of six pounds, during his life. And after the decease of the said William
Baldwin, my brother, the said Joseph shall pay unto my grandchild John
Marsh, the sou of my said son John, thirty pounds, when he shall attain
unto the age of one and twenty years, and shall likewise pay to my grand-
child William Martin, the son of my son in law William Martin and Lidia
my daughter, thirty pounds (when of age), and shall pay to the said John
Marsh my son thirty pounds. To Joseph all my freehold meadow or parcel
of land in Branctree containing two acres, more or less, with remainder to
to my son John &c. Certain household goods to son John. To grandchild
Grace Marsh, the daughter of son John, a stitched white cupboard cloth
and a green Kersey cupboard cloth. To Samuel, son of my son John, a
feather bed and bolster that my son Joseph lieth on. To Grace my daugh-
ter a pair of Virginalls (and certain household stuff) during her life, aud
after her decease, if not leaving issue, to the children of my daughter Lidia.
Certain household stuff to daughter Lidia &c. To John Sharp my grandchild
ten pounds, to be paid in three years. To Mr. Algar, now minister of Branc-
tree, twenty shillings, and 1 desire him to preach at my funeral. To the poor
of Branctree forty shillings. Son Joseph to be executor.

Wit: Adrian Mott, John Maryau, Edward Tabor.

Com. of London (Essex aud Herts). Fish, 54.

Ralph Croft of Leeds Mainridiug in the Co. of York, gentleman, 21
December 1655, proved 31 October 1656. My body to be buried in the
parish church of Leeds. To Christopher Croft my son and heir apparent
one annuity of twenty pouuds to be yearly issuing forth of all my mes-
suages, cottages, closes, lands, tenements and hereditaments &c. in Leeds and
Leeds Mainriding, to hold for his natural life. I give and bequeath unto
Christopher Nowell of Meadow lane and his heirs all my messuages &c. &c.
uf intent that he shall stand thereof seized to and for the use of my six


grandchildren Susan Croft, John Preston, Ralph Preston, Susan Preston,
Mary Preston and Anthony Kuipe &c. (charged with the said annuities &c. ).
I give to the said Christopher Croft my son fifty pounds. To Anne Syme
five pounds. To Margaret Nowell ten pounds. To John Roberts five
pounds. To either of my maid servants twenty shillings apiece. All the
rest of my goods &c. to the said Susan Croft, John Preston, Ralph Pres-
ton, Susan Preston. Mary Preston and Anthony Knipe, equally to be divided
among them. And I give the tuition of my said six grandchildren unto the
said Christopher Nowell. And I do make him sole executor &c. To
Grace Moxon my late servant forty shillings.
Proved by Christopher Nowell at London.

Berkley, 416.

Christopher Nowell of Leeds, York, chapman, 13 June 1657, proved
5 September 1657. My body to be buried in the parish church of Leeds.
I do hereby give and bequeath all my lands and tenements in New England
to Rebecca Greathead, daughter of John Greathead of Morley, York. To
Jane Sunderland my sister, and her son ten pounds. Reference made to
the will of Ralph Croft late of Leeds, gentleman, deceased, made 21 Decem-
ber 1655. I give and bequeath unto Margaret my wife the tuitiou of
the six grandchildren (as named in said will) and the management of the
estate according to the purport of the said will of M r . Croft. My said wife
to be executrix and my good friend M r . Edmund Atkinson of Leeds to be
aiding and assisting her in the well ordering of the children's estate.

Ruthen, 335.

William Whitehead of London, gen*., 31 December 1622, proved 25
March 1623. The poor of St. Mildred in the Poultry, London. To Wil-
liam Brooke and Eaekias Woodward, my schoolmasters, dwelling in Lou-
don, ten pounds apiece. The Worshipful Matthew Lester, Doctor of
Phisick. My friend Nathan Walworth. Mr. Daniel Darnelly of London,
apothecary. Edward Williams of Haughton Lodge in the Co. of Bedford,
yeoman. Evan Jenkin, James Knight (a Frenchman by birth) Richard
Phillips (Mr. William Brookes manservant) and Joane Colley. Margaret
Bosam. Margaret Dare. Richard Shropsheire, servant unto the Right
Hon. the Earl of Pembrooke, Lord High Chamberlain of England, and
John Harris servant unto the Right Hon. the Earl of Montgomery. My
loving aunt Mrs. Clarke, my father's sister, now resident in Ireland (to
whom twenty pounds). And if my said aunt Clarke shall not be living at
the time of my decease I do give and bequeath the said sum of twenty pounds
intended to be given unto her as is aforesaid, unto the Ri<dit Hon. the Vir-
ginia Company in London for and towards the better maintenance of a school
in Virginia, already bnilded or to be budded, within three years next after
my decease, within Martin's Hundred there. And, for want of such school
I give and bequeath the said twenty pounds towards the building of a church
or maintenance of the same within the said Hundred of Martens in Vir-
ginia. I give for such purpose moreover all and eveiy such sum and sums
of money whatsoever &c. as to me are or shall be in any wise due, owing or
payable out of or by the estates and rights of Thomas VVhitehead, my father
late deceased, or Rohert Whitehead, my uncle late deceased, or either of
them. The residue to the said Dr. Matthew Lester and Nathan Walworth
whom I make co-executors &c.

One of the witnesses was Ezekias Woodward.

Book 24, Cora, of London, L. 192.


John Robins of St. Martin's Le Orgar, Loudou, citizen and joiner of
London, 23 August 1627, proved 1 October 1G27. My sous John and
Richard Robins. I owe my mother Margaret Robins. My father in law
William Pitt. A gold seal riug whereon are engraved these words, " The
gift of Stephen Bunninge." My sister Isabel Robins. To Mr Traske,
preacher, twenty shillings for a remembrance. The poor of St. Martin's.
Edward Watton, my now apprentice. Cleophas Baker, another. Wife Anne
to be sole executrix and loving cousins Johu Dalbie and Richard Woodward
overseers. If wife die before me I appoint my said loving father in law
William Pitt, my loving brother in law Thomas Whiting and my loving
cousin Ezechias Woodward joint executors, to and for the use and behoof
of my said two children John and Richard. Elizabeth Pitt daughter of my
brother in law William Pitt. William Balducke, my sister Whiting's son.
Elizabeth and Anne, the two daughters of my brother in law Anthony
Stephens. Abigail Walker, wife of Johu Walker. Skynner, 98.

Richard Tomlins of St. Peter's, Paul's Wharf, London, gentleman,
19 July 1637, proved 6 September 1637. To be buried in church of
St. Peter's &c. near late deceased wife Jane. I bequeath the lease of my
house on St. Peter's Hill to two of my brother William's children, viz'.,
William and Ralph Tomlins, they to pay to their sisters Joane and Margery
Tomlius ten pounds apiece at day of marriage or within three years after
my decease. I do bequeath my late wife's wearing apparell and her linen
to Joane Tomlyns, Margery Tomlins and Joane Wilder the wife of Daniel
Henshman to be divided amongst them by equal portions. To William and
John Wilder the sous of Robert Wilder deceased, my late wife's brother,
ten pounds, viz 1 ., to William three pounds six shillings eight pence and to
John six pounds thirteen shillings four pence. To Joane Wilder als Hench-
man (certain bed, bedding &c.) in the chapel chamber. All the other
moveables &c. equally to William Tomlins, Johu Tomlins (if living), Raph
Tomlins, Richard Tomlins, James Tomlins, Joane Tomlins and Margery
Tomlins. To brother Raph forty shillings (for a ring). The same sum to
Francis Longuille. William and Raph Tomlius to be executors and Robert
Dugdale, citizen and clothworker of Loudon, to be overseer.

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