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Certain erasures and interlineations done and made 22 August 1637.

Goare, 127.

Hezekiah Woodward of Uxbridge, Middlesex, gen'., 22 February
1674, proved 10 July 1675. To my most dear and beloved grandchild
Theodora Oxenbridge I give and bequeath the sum of twenty pounds
lawful money of England and my silver caudle cup with a porringe
cover and my gilt cup and also six of the best of my English books, to be
paid and delivered unto her at her age of sixteen years or day of marriage,
which shall first happen. To the five childreu of my daughter Sarah* Hench-
man deceased, by Daniel Henchman of Boston in New Englaud I give and
bequeath the sum of twenty pounds apiece, to be paid at their respective ages
of one and twenty years, and sooner in case the said Daniel Henchman, their
father, do give sufficient security to pay the same &c. All my lands and tene-
ments in the Kingdom of Ireland I give to the above named Daniel Ilench-
man, he to bestow it, or the moneys raised thereof amongst his children by my

* Thus in the original will, though the registered copy gives it Mary.


said (laughter Sarah deceased. To my cousin Aune Heme the mother four of
my English books and forty shillings. To my son in law Mr John Oxenbridge
I give Chrysostome aud twenty shillings. To my cousin William Home
Beza's Bible and twenty shillings. My cousin Richar i Martyn. My cou-
sin Woodward Abraham of New Windsor. My servant Mary Parsone.
My friends Mr Thomas Darner, Mrs Katherine Baker the e 1 ler, Mrs Sarah,
wife of Richard Baker, Mrs Mary Biscoe my landlady, Mr Ri ;hard Biscoe her
son (and others). My body to be buried near the body of my wife at Eaton
in Bucks. Mary Parsons to be sole executrix. To my cousin Thomas
Buckley aud his two sisters twenty shillings apiece.

Vol. 2 Arch, of Middlesex (1672-1677).

[Hezekiah Woodward, the testator, was "the schismatical vicar of Bray."
(See W. D. Cooper's "The Oxenbridges of Brede Place, Sussex and Boston,
Massachusetts," p. 11.) His daughter Frances -was the second wife of Rev.
John Oxenbridge, afterwards of Boston. Her only daughter, Theodora, who is
named in the will, was born July 25, 1659, and married Nov. 21, 1677, Rev. Peter
Thacher of Milton. (See Cooper's "The Oxenbridges," page 11, and the
Register, vol. 44, p. 83-8, ante, pp. 418-23.) Cooper calls Frances, who mar-
ried John Oxenbridge, the "only daughter"; but the testator calls Sarah,
wife of Daniel Henchman, of Boston, N. E., his daughter. Can it be that she
was only a step-daughter? For the record of Daniel Henchman, see Savage's
Gen. Dictionary, vol. 2, page 402. — Editor.]

Robert Pordage of St. Dunstan's in the East, citizen and haber-
dasher of London, 31 January 1634, proved 20 July 1642. To be buried
in the churchyard of the parish church of St. Dunstan's in the East in
London without pomp or ostentation. To my loving brother Joseph Pord-
age of Hernehill, Kent, twenty pounds. To and amongst his seven chil-
dren thirty-five pounds, that is, five pounds apiece. To Robert, son of my
cousin Nicholas Pordage deceased, five pounds at twenty one &c. To Sara
Claggett, my wife's sister's daughter, five pounds at one and twenty or dav
of marriage. To my loving friends Mr Symon Gearinge, Anthony Ward
and Richard Beomont, to each of them a twenty shillings piece of gold to
make them rings in remembrance of me. To my loving friends Joshua
Pordage, Richard Pordage and Isaac Gover, to each of them likewise a
twenty shillings piece of gold, to make them rings also in remembrance of
me. The residue I do wholly give and bequeath unto Hester my loving
wife whom I do ordain and make my full and sole executrix.

Cambell, 91.

[This will I have saved because of its reference to a Joshua Pordage, that
being the name of the father of our George Pordage (or Portage) of Boston,
Mass. (Sec Register for July 1894, pp. 383-4, ante, pp. 891-2.)"

H. F. Waters.]

John Conuers (place not stated) 2 November 1653, proved 1 May
1654. Wife Susannah Conuers to be executrix. To my daughter Lucy
Conuers, the daughter of my late wife Lucy, deceased, the money that will
be due to her by the death of her grandmother and also the money that is
due to her by the death of her brother Thomas, now lying in the hands of
Mr. Edward Bushell, merchant, also this little ring upon my finger and all
the plate marked with her own mother's mark and mine. To my son John
this seal ring upon my finger. To my loving friend Capt. John Fox five
pounds (for a ring) and he to be my overseer and also my lawful attorney


to receive all my debts in Virginia and to dispose of this ray cargo of goods
in the ship called the Thomas and Anne, amounting to three hundred seventy
nine pounds fifteen shillings and four pence, and three servants, amounting
to thirty pounds; which is in all 409 1 . lo 9 . 4 d as you may find by Invoice
and bvBill of Lading: these goods are upon the Accompt of Mr. William
Lowfield. Mr. John Cutling and Mr. John Couuers. Also I do allow my
friend Capt. John Fox to choose another attorney, or more, to help him to
manage this business and to allow him salary after ten per cent. Provisions
about. cases of waters, wine &c. My desire is that you will allow ray wife
for the service of Geroniah what you shall please, for he hath been a very
chargeable servant to me, and if he should return home again he would
prove a very hargeable servant to my executrix &c. Therefore I shall
desire you to dispose of him to Mr. Henry Lee of York River, for he will
be a fit master for him. Twenty shillings to Mrs Elizabeth Fox (for a
rim?). To my sister Mary Jordaine eleven shillings piece of gold and to her
children twelve pence apiece. To my brother William Conuer's children
twelve pence apiece. To my " Cozen Garman " Anthony Phillips a piece of
eight to buy him a pair of gloves. To Geromiah Rawlings ray old black suit
and one pair of gray breeches with fancies, one russet cloth coat in my cabin
and two old casters, one pair of boots and spurs. I give Judah as much
cotton out of my chest as will make her a petticoat and also two of my
fowl sbirts. I give to the Capt. and his two mates and to the three men in
the cabin and the minister and his wife a case of sack and every one of
them a pair of Cordivant gloves out of my great chest in the hold, to be
had at the day of my burial ; and the " seaymen " a case of waters, out of
my eight, to be " dranke " amongst them on that day. Alchin, 389.

[The will was proved by Susanna Convers, the executrix named in the will. I
could not discover to what parish the testator belonged, for the Probate Act
Books for the years 1G52- 16.34 (inclusive) are missing. The servant " Geroniah "
was, I suppose, the Geromiah Rawlings afterwards mentioned in the will, and
whose name (Jeremie Rawlins) appears among the witnesses.

H. F. Waters.]

Thomas Cox citizeu and vintner of London, 24 May 1709, with a codi-
cil added 13 January 1711, proved 14 March 1711. To the two children
of my late daughter in law Mary Test deceased, late wife of Daniel Test,
eighty pounds, to be paid into the hands of my son Thomas Cox, towards
their'bringiug up &c. To my daughter in law Mary Frankling forty nobles
and to her six children, Thomas, Jacob, Mary, Sarah, Anne and Elizabeth,
twenty nobles apiece. My daughter in law Sarah Plumstead and her daugh-
ter Mary Plumstead. My cousin Richard Cooper near Upton, Glocester-
shire. Mary Edwards of Tredenton near Tewxbury in the same County.
My cousin Anne Weekes who dwelt in Trinity Lane. My friend Hannah
Marshall. To the poor of Whitechapel so many pounds as I have or shall
[have] lived years in the parish, reckoning from the eleventh day of June
1666, two thirds part of it to be applied towards the putting forth apprentices
(boys and girls) from the free school of Whitechapel. My friend and
neighbor Thomas Pittstow of Whitechapel, hatter, having a great family of
children. My cousin Hannah Print, daughter of Thomas Clark late of
Cheltenham in the Co. of Gloucester. My friends Samuel Waldenfield of
Feuchurch Street and John Field of George Yard, Lumbard Street. Mary
Plumstead, wife of Clement Plumstead of Pescod Street, and Anne White-
head, wife of George Whitehead. John Everett of Chatteris in the Co. of


Cambridge. Others named. My dear and loving wife Aune Cox ah
Hind. The Vintners Company. To son Thomas Cox in trust for his six
children, Grace, Thomas, John. Anne, Russell and Mary. Two tenements
I lately built in the Burying Ground of the people called Quakers, near
Coverlid fields. Grace the wife of my said son Thomas.

Item, I give and devise unto my said son Thomas Cox, in trust for his
six children before named and their heirs &c. forever, eight hundred acres,
part of my nine hundred and twenty acres of land already taken up in the
Co. of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania. To my cousin Mary
Chandler, now dwelling at Pennsylvania, the other remaining one hundred
and twenty acres of land in Pennsylvania aud thirty pounds in money. To
my son John Cox my four hundred acres of laud lying part upon a branch
of Cooper's Creek in the Co. of Gloucester in the Province of West New
Jersey in America. My son in law Lassells Metcalfe and my daughter
Christian his wife to have all my shares which I have in the Pennsylvania
Land Company and in the first old Pennsylvania Company. I give unto
my said son in law and Christian his wife, in trust for their two children,
one hundred pounds which I disbursed towards assisting William Penu to
compose his matters with Philip Forde. My wife Aune Cox and my
brother in law John Antrim of Martin's le Grand to be executors and Jacob
Frankling, Samuel Waldenfield and John Field to be overseers.

Wit: John Craig, next door to the George in Greek Street, John Saun-
ders at the George in Greek Street, Matthew Hopkinson, a scrivener in
Greek Street. Barnes, 46.

Philip Lee of Binfield, Berks, gentleman, 18 August 1G54, proved 31
August 1654. To Robert Lee, my son, ten shillings. To my three daugh-
ters, Sara, Anne and Katherine Lee, all my freehold lands, houses, tene-
ments &c. in the parish of Blubury, Berks, and also all my goods and chat-
ties and all my household stuff whatsoever, equally to be divided &c.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother in law Robert Harhorne anil
my brother in law Nathaniel Hathorne twenty shillings apiece and I do
make the said Robert and Nathaniel my executors. Alchin, 398.

[Mr. Lee was a brother in law of our Major William Hathorne of Salera aud
of the wife of Lieut. Richard Davenport (see ante, pp. 43-44).

H. F. Waters.]

Robert Johnson of North Luffenham, Rutland, in the Diocese of
Peterborough, aged and infirm, 2 April 1625, proved 24 November 1625.
To my son Abraham one hundred pounds and to his wife that now is twenty
pounds. To four poor women to look to the poor Hospital people four
pounds per annum. To threescore of my poor scholars twelve pence apiece
to buy them paper. To buy bibles with the Psalms in metre for poor reli-
gious men I give ten pounds. To the inhabitants of Crowland towards the
training up of their poor children in learning I give thirty pounds and my
Chronicle of Ingulfus. Other bequests of a similar nature. To my cousin
Nathaniel Lacye, Clement Tookye and to their wives ten shillings apiece.
To each of my brothers children five marks. To young Seaton now at
Cambridge, a student there, twenty shillings. Others named. To Mrs.
Tookye a piece of gold of twenty and two shillings. To my cousin Lor-
rington and his wife, each two and tweuty shillings. My two Hospitals.
My head masters and the ushers. To each of my grandchildren which my
son Abraham Johnson hath by his now wife (namely Samuel, Ezechiel,


Daniel, Elizabeths James, Nathaniel and Francis), to each one of these (as
my father did to me) I give twenty pounds apiece. (Certain live stock &
household goods to them.) Provision for helping live students each in
Sydney College, St. John's, Emanuel and Clare Hall. Provision against
any trouble on the part of sou Abraham or his now wife or the said seven
children. Laud and tenements in Glenfield, Leicestershire, to be sold.
My loving brother Doctor Chatterton of Cambridge and my son Abraham
to be overseers and my loving grandchild Isaac Johnson and my trusty and
well beloved friend John Butler of Okeham, gen 1 , to be executors.

In a Codicil dated 16 June 1625 he calls himself Clerk. Another was
added 10 July 1625, and again another 14 July 1625, in which he names
the now wife of his son Abraham and mother of the seven children already
named, calling her Elizabeth.

Commission issued 24 November 1648 to Samuel Johnson, a grandson
(nepoti). to administer, the executors being dead. Another commission
issued 23 June 1662 to Ezechiel Johnson, a grandson (nepoli ex filio), to
administer &c. Clarke, 131.

[Archdeacon Robert Johuson, the testator, was the founder of Oakham and
Uppingham schools. The grandchild, Isaac Johnson, named in the will, who is
made one of the executors, „was an Assistant under the Massachusetts Colony
Charter. He came to New England in 1030 in the Arbella, named in honor of
his wife Arbella, daughter of the third Earl of Lincoln. Lady Arbella died
soon after her arrival in New England, and her husband died not long after,
Sept. 30, 1630. Extracts from a paper by Isaac's father, Abraham Johnson, of
Cambridge, Eug., late of South Luffenham, giving details of family history, are
printed In the Register, vol. 8, pp. 359-62." A tabular pedigree will be found
in the same volume, page 358; and also in the Harleian Society's publica-
tions, vol. 3, "The Visitation of the County of Rutland," page 14. By this
visitation it appears that our Isaac Johnson was "Eet. 18, a° 1618," conse-
quently he was born about 1600 and was about thirty years old when he died.
His will is printed in full in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical
Society, vol. 28, pp. 244-46.— Editor.]

Sir John Tyndall (also Tendall) of Hoccolde in Norfolk knight 16
May 1538, proved 8 November 1539. My body to be buried in the Chan-
cel of Hoccolde, by my first wife, whose soul God pardon. I will that my
wife have all her apparell and Jewells for her body the which at this pres-
ent time rest in her possession or that at any time afore she had during the
time of the espousals between her and me. Other legacies to her. 1 will
that my wife and all those mine heirs, and straitly in the name of God
charge them, that for such lands as I have enclosed three tofts that they pay
yearly unto the churches of Hoccolde and Wilton seven shillings; and if
they fail thus to do I charge my son Thomas the elder, of my blessing, and
all mine executor* that they throw down the fences and dikes and to suffer
the tenants to enjoy their common in the said meadow as they have done in
times past. Ami also by this my last will " I woll that y f myn heires be
so negligent y* they woll not pave the seyd mony that then y* shalbe
lefull for the tenfits and the inhabytantes of the sayd Towneships of Hoc-
colde and Wyltou to throwe downe the saide fenses, And thus by my hist
will I giue them full Auctoritie so to do." Similar instructions as to land
inclosed before the gate. My son Thomas the elder to see his son brought
up till he may shift for himself. Four Treutalls to be sung for my father,
my mother, for my wife and for me in as hasty a manner as can be devised.
Bequests to daughters Anne Tendall. Mary Tendall and Beatrix, to the
daughters of Thomas Baron, the children of Thomas Jaxon &c. My


executors to be my wife, Thomas Tendall the elder, Humfrey Tendall the
younger, my daughter Anne and my daughter Mary.

Thomas Tyndall the younger one of the witnesses. Dyngeley, 33.

Sir Thomas Tyndale, knight, 20 September 25 th Elizabeth, proved
18 April 1584. Daughters Susann and Ursula Tyndale. Son William
Tyndale the younger. Son Francis Tyndale. Manors Wilton Poinges
and Hockwold. Son Henry Tyndale. Son Humfrey Tyndale, Doctor of
Divinity. Butts, 37.

Dohothy Stafford of New Romney, late the wife of Henry Stafford
of New Romney, Kent, clerk, 21 June 6 th James (I), proved 25 October
1 608. My body to be buried in the church of New Romney, beside Mr.
Stafford, in the chancel there. To Nicholas Parkhurst who hath married
the daughter and heir of my said late husband. Peregrin Merricke my
nephew. Stafford Parkhurst, sou of the said Judith Parkhurst. My man
Peter Hollowaye, Anne Rhodes, Mary Mason. I give and bequeath to
my cousin Margaret Tyndall my best gilt salt and my trencher salt and one
dozen of silver spoons. My cousin Thomas Scott and Elizabeth his wife.
I make and ordain Sir John Tyndall, knight, my sole and only executor,
but if he shall refuse then I ordain and appoint the said Judith Parkhurst
to be the sole executrix. Sealed, published and declared 21 June 1608.
Proved by Judith Parkhurst. Confirmed by sentence 2 December 1608.

Windebanck, 89 and 106.

Thomas Fisher of London, skinner, 23 November 1612, proved 19
April 1613. All my lands and leases to my son Thomas Fisher, but wife
Susan to have out of them two third parts so long as she contiuueth in her
widow's estate, and if she marry the half for term of life. To son Thomas
also certain desperate debts due unto me from divers beyond seas, the
specialties whereof were committed unto my son's hands by William Hamp-
ton, that out of it (if any part thereof come in) he may increase his stock.
My will is that the same my son Thomas buy of my sister Anne Sadler her
thirds which she hath in the Inn called the Bell in Puckridge and the lands
thereunto belonging, so that he doth not exceed the sum of an hundred
pounds for the price thereof, and the same to make over to the ffeoffees of
the town of Standon, the rent whereof cometh to five and forty pounds per
annum, of which I would have twenty pounds remain forever towards the
maintenance of the school there erected, ten pounds to buy bread which I
would have distributed amongst the poor of that parish every Sunday in
the church, at the discretion of the overseers, and five pounds to buy books,
paper and ink for poor scholars as shall require, and the overplus (if any
remain) to go to the reparation of the school. And my will is that the other
ten pounds which remain shall be paid unto Christ's his Hospital every half
year by equal portions by the ffeoffees of the town of Standon. Provision
in case of default. One hundred and tvventy pounds for setting poor prison-
ers free. To the Company of Skinners that forty and six pounds which I
lent for the Irish Plantation and so much more as will make it up an hun-
dred marks. Certain individuals named and a bequest to the poor of St.
Margaret's in Lothbury. To Christopher Gibson, ray sister's son, and to
Sara Ingram, his sister, ten pounds each. To the son and daughter of my
brother Richard Fisher, either of them, ten pounds apiece, his legacy to be
paid when he cometh to lawful age. The three preachers of St. Antulins.
My cousin Richard Fisher of the Temple. To my daughters Susan and


Sara Fisher, either of them, two thousand pounds apiece. No great pomp
to be used upon my funerals. My wife and son Thomas Fisher to be
executors and my brother Francis Tindale, Mr. William Towerson and Mr.
Giles Parsloe overseers. My brother Francis to have fifty pounds and the
other two overseers twenty pounds apiece, for their pains. I give to my
brother Sir John Tyndale six pounds to buy him a ring. Capell, 27.

UMPHRET Tindall. Doctor in Divinity and President of the Queen's
College in Cambridge, Deau of Ely, 12 March 1613, proved 18 November
1614. For my funeral I leave it to the discretion of Jane my wife, to be
buried according to my calling. I give to the use of the society of Queen's
College all my books in folio which are not in the library already. Other
gifts to the College. To the poor of Ely. To my sister Upcher (during
her natural life) all my household stuff &c. which I have in the vicaridge
house of Soame, and after her decease to Amye Coxye, her daughter,
except the portals and wainscot and glass in the windows which I give to
mv successor, to remain in succession to the use of the vicar of Soame for
the time being forever. I give to Jane my loving wife the copyhold I have
in Sutton, which my brother Upcher hath taken up in trust for me &c,
and thirty pounds due upon a bond by Thomas Tayler of Lichfield, gentle-
man, and also the rest of my chattels &c. and I make her sole executrix.
And I do appoint my brother Mr. Francis Tindall supervisor, giving him,
for a remembrance of me, my seal ring. Lawe, 108.

Sir John Tyndall of Much Maplestead, Essex, knight, (without
date) proved 2 December 1616. To the poor of the parish where I happen
to be buried forty shillings. I have by deeds disposed of certain of my
hereditaments &c. The residue to my dearly beloved wife, whom I also
appoint sole executor, during her life and afterwards to my brother Francis
Tindall Esq., and make him executor; and if he die or refuse I make
my son Deane Tyndall the executor; and if he die or refuse then I make
my son Arthur Tyndall and my daughter Margaret Tyndall sole execu-
tors. I give to my said wife the gilt bason and ewer and the gilt cups
which sometime were her first husband's and likewise the silver spoons and
white silver bowls which were his also. I give unto her my great and little
white silver salt with their covers and my gilt tankard and all the chains
of gold and borders of gold and other Jewells which she bath heretofore
used to wear. I desire Sir John Deane, knight, and the lady his wife, my
brother Francis Tyndall and my sister Fisher and my nephew Mr. Thomas
Fisher and my loving brothers in law Mr. Thomas Egerton and Mr. Ste-
phen Egerton may have rings given them by mine executor, of some conve-
nient value, to be worn by them in remembrance of my love unto them.
My house wherein I now dwell, in Much Maplestead &c. to my son Arthur.
Proved by Deane Tindall, Anna Tindall the relict and Francis Tindall,
executors named in the will, expressly renouncing.

Against the above, on the margiu of the leaf, was written, " Aliud testa-
tum p' bat* mens Junij 1020." Cope, 126.

Where I Sir John Tyndall. knight, one of the Masters in Ordinary of
the King's Majesty's High Court of Chancery, was by the Right Hon.
Thomas, Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor of England, appointed with Sir
Edward Philippes, knight, late Master of the Rolls of the said Court, to
receive divers Recognizances in our names of divers of His Majesty's sub-


jects. to the use of the said Court, which by the decease of the said Master
uf the Rolls are survived unto me. I, in performance of the trust com-
mitted unto me concerning the same do, by this my last will and testament
only touching the said Recognizances, constitute and appoint the R f Hon.
Sir Julius Ceasar, knight, now Master of the Rolls of the said Court my
sole and only executor of the said Recognizances to the use of the said
Court. Iu witness &c 17 January 1615. Proved 30 June 1620.

Soame, 65.

[Gov. John Winthrop, of Mass., married for his third wife, Margaret, daugh-
ter of Sir John Tyndal, Master in Chancery, whose wife was Anne Egerton,
widow of William Deane and mother of Sir John Deane by her first marriage.

Sir John Tyndal of Hockwold, in Norfolk, 1539, was the grandfather, and Sir
Thomas Tyndal, 1584, the father of the aforesaid Sir John Tyndal.

Dr. Humphrey Tyndal Avas one of his brothers.

For many references to theTyodals, Deanes and Egertons, see Life and Let-
ters of John Winthrop, vol. i. Robert C. Winthrop, Jr.]

Anne Tindall of Much Maplested, Essex, widow, 14 June 1620,
proved 2 November 1620. I give to my loving and eldest son Sir John
Deane for a token of my love my right hand bracelet of gold with the round
stone and to my loving aud kind daughter in law his wife my other brace-
let of gold, the fellow to it, to wear as a remembrance of my love as long
as they shall live, if so it please them ; also I give to that sweet brood their
children ten pounds to be bestowed in some pretty Jewells for each of them
at the discretion of my executor. I give to my eldest daughter Rachell
Deane my silver standish and to my daughter Anne Deane my two new
silver porringers. To my loving brother in law Mr. Francis Tindall my

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