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wedding ring that I was married with to his brother. To my loving and
kind brother Mr. Steven Egerton and to my loving sister his wife, for want
of a better legacy, my gilt tankard and to my loving and good brother Mr.
Thomas Egerton four pounds to be bestowed in a piece of plate. To my
loving son Deane Tindall and to his heirs my gilt bason and ewer with nest
of gilt cups and salts suitable thereto and the gilt spoons; aud to my loving
daughter in law his wife my pair of best borders of goldsmith's work and
icy cipress box with tills, with such trifles as she shall find in it. To my
god daughter Ann Tindall ray great silver salt and the trencher salt belong-
ing to it and twenty pounds in money and to my grandchild John Tindall
two silver bowls, a bigger and a lesser, and my two livery pots and ten
pounds iu money. To my sou Arthur Tindall thirty pounds. To our pas-
tor Mr. Blith three pounds as a remembrance of my love to him. To my
daughter Tindall my velvet gown and kirtle and my velvet cloak. I give
to my daughter Winthorp my Tuftafeta gown and my satin suite which I
use to wear with the mantle gown I wear with it and my satin "boddies"
and my petticoat with the choice of my best wearing linen. And I also
give her my cabinet which her father gave me. I give her my green velvet
box with tills aud all such things as be in them at the time of my death.
Marcery Freeburne my servant. My niece Gibson and mv god daughter
Ann Ilunwich, her daughter, Mary Freeburne. The poor. I give unto
my loving son and daughter John and Margaret Winthorp and their two
sous Steven and Adam all my plate that I usually use in my chamber with
all other such plate as is mine in the house not before named. Also I give
them all such money not before bequeathed as is mine whether already in
my hands or due unto me from any person, my debts (if any be) and funeral
charges deducted. I make ray loving son Deane Tindall my sole executor.


T Ljive unto my loving In-other and sister Winthorp each of them a ring of
the value of twenty shillings apiece in a remembrance of my love by me
Ann Tindall to them. Sundry servants &c. Soame, 94.

Sarah Egerton of Blackfriars, London, widow, 19 August 1624, proved
28 December 1624. To be buried in the place called the vault in the
Blackfryers near the body of my dear and loving husband. To my most
loving cousin Deane Tyndale of Much Maplesteed. Essex, Esq., one hun-
dred pounds. To his two daughters Mrs. Anne Tyndale and Elizabeth
Tyndale one hundred pounds apiece. Item I give and bequeath unto my
loVing cousin Mrs. Margaret Winthrop wife unto John Winthrope of " Grot-
ten "in the County of Suffolk Esq. one hundred pounds. To ray cousin
Anne Gibson, widow, one hundred pounds. To my cousin Mrs. Felix Hil-
derson twenty pounds. To my cousin Mr. Thomas Egerton minister of
Adstocke, Bucks., twenty pounds and to Elizabeth Jones, his sister, twenty
pounds. To my loving brother Sir Thomas Croke of Ireland, knight and
baronet, the seal ring with the Death's head which was my husband's and
to his son, Mr. Thomas Crooke of Gray's Inn, Midd., Esq., my watch. To
my brother Mr. Samuel Crooke. clerk, my wedding ring. To each of my
other brothers, Mr. Dr. Crooke and Richard Crooke, clerk, forty shillings
apiece to buy them rings in remembrance of me. To my niece Alice Crooke,
daughter unto my brother Dr. Crooke, all my plate. To my sisters Mrs.
Leeche, Mrs. Rowse and Mrs. Crooke, wife of my said brother Richard,
forty shillings apiece to buy rings &c. To Mr. Gouge, lecturer of the Black-
friers, forty shillings to buy a ring and I desire him to be supervisor. My
cousin Mr. Deane Tindall to be sole executor. Byrde, 110.

William Deane of Much Maplested, Essex, Esq., 3 May 1585, proved
16 October 1585. To be buried in the chancel of the parish church there.
Wife Anne, Brother John Deane of Whalley, in the County of Lancaster,
and John Deane, his sou, who is now servant unto my Lord Bishop of
Winchester. My manor of Tirrington, Norfolk. Peregrine Parker, my
servant. My servant John Parmiter. My daughters Rachell and Anne.
My son John. Friends and kinsmen Richard Shuttleworth, Sergeant at
the Law, and Alexander Nowell, Dean of " Powlles," to be overseers of
my will and guardians of my children.

A Codicil made 2G August 27 Elizabeth. To my wife the lease &c. of
lands &c. in St. Mary Ottery, Devon, or elsewhere in Devon, which I had
with her. My well beloved father in law Thomas Egerton of London,
Esq. and Anne his wife, ray well beloved mother in law. My loving broth-
ers in law Mr. Lionell Egerton, Mr. Thomas Egerton and Mrs. Stephen
Egerton. To John Deane my son my chain of gold which I usually wear,
my hangings of arras which serve for my dining chamber, my carpet of
needle work, with roses, and one other carpet of Turkey work and all my
armor and all my books &c. My cousin and friend Jeremy Bettenham.
My friend Mrs. Anne Upcher, widow. My cousin Mrs. Katherine Nowell.
Mrs. Anne Wedgewood, my wife's niece. My faithful servant John Par-
raenter. My servant Thomas Brydge. My loving friend and kinsman Mr.
William Whytaker, now chief Divinity Lecturer in Cambridge shall be
joined with ray overseers as a third overseer, and if he refuse then my
friend Mr. Thomas Bowyer Esq.. one of the Readers of the Temple where
the new Hall i-.

A second Codicil added 2'.) August, the same year. Another Codicil 13


September, the same year. In another Codicil dated 10 September of the
same year he refers to Alexander Nowell Dean of " Powlles " as well
beloved uncle and William Why taker as cousin. He refers to any gain
that may arise out of his money " w th out the blotte of Usurie (which I doe

Sundry proceedings about this will are noted in the margin of the
Register as occurring in 1586, 1587, 1599 and 1601 when John Deaue the
son finally took oath as executor (4 March 1601). Brudenell, 45.

Anne Deane of Much Maplested, Essex, sister unto Sir John Deane of
Maplested. knight, 26 June 1624, proved 26 January 1624. To be buried
in the chancel of the parish church there. To the poor of the said parish
three pounds. To my loving sister Mrs. Rachell Deane all my lands, tene-
ments and hereditaments, with all my right and interest into the manor of
Terrington Howard, Norfolk. I give her also one little white box with all
the money, gold and Jewells therein contained, and my best gown and petti-
coat and all my plate. Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Mrs. Win-
throp one hundred pounds. To my niece Mrs. Anne Deaue one hundred
pounds, to be paid within one quarter of a year after my decease. To my
brother Mr. Arthur Tindall Esq. ten pounds. To my " nevew " Mr. Drew
Deane ten pounds. To my two nieces Mrs. Anne Tyndall and Elizabeth
Tyndall ten pounds apiece. To Mr. Blyth our minister five pounds, whom
I desire to preach at my funeral. To my cousin Mrs. Anne Gibson five
pounds. To Joane Bettes the wife of Thomas Bettes of Gestingthorp two
pounds ; and to Margery Freeborne Katherine Warner Anne Rayner, ser-
vants unto my brother Mr. Deane Tyndall, twenty shillings apiece. To
Joane Edwardes ten shillings. To Lucretia Read wife of William Reade
of Maplested twenty shillings. To my servant Margaret Mutley twenty
four pounds and all my wearing apparell &c. Seventeen pounds for funeral
expences and other charges about proving my will. And all my debts 1
will shall be paid out of the use moneys of two hundred pounds due unto
me from Sir Robert Crane and one Joseph Cole. I ordain and appoint my
loving brother Mr. Deane Tyndale Esq. executor &c. And if he shall
refuse to perform this last duty my desire is that my brother in law Mr.
John Winthrop of Groton Esq. will be my executor.

Wit: Fra. Whitmore.

Commission of admon. &c. issued (as above) to Sir John Deane, knight,
natural and lawful brother &c, for the reason that Deane Tyndall and
John Winthrop, the executors named in the will, expres'srv renounced &c.

Clarke, 8.

Margaret Rand of the parish of St. Ann and Agnes, London, widow,
8 November 1625, proved 19 December 1625. To be buried in the new
churchyard. To my three sisters and two brothers fifteen shillings apiece
to buy them rings to be made in death's heads, which I desire that they
will wear for my sak". To my brother in law Hildersonn (the same).
My cousin Ann Huuiucke. To my cousin Deane Tyndall (another death's
head ring). A nurse and certain servants. Mr. James Acton and his
wife. To my daughter Mary Cooper and her daughter Elizabeth the six
and forty pounds which is in ray cousin Tyndall's hand the executor of my
aunt Egerton. My son in law William Cooper and Mary his wife to be
executors of- this my last will and testament and Mr. Acton to be overseer.

Clarke, 134.


Sir Joiix Deane of Maplested Magna, Essex, knight, 9 February 1625,
proved 4 May L626. My daughter Anne Diane. My daughters Elizabeth,
Dorcas, Frances and Mildred. My son John Deane. My said five daugh-
ters at eighteen years. My son Drewe Deane. My beloved wife.

Proved by Dame Anne Deane the relict and one of the executors &c.
A later probate 20 November 1G2G by the oath of Drew Deane, son &c.

Hele, 57.

Rachell Deaxe of Great Maplestead, Essex, gentlewoman, 27 April
1626, proved 7 June 1627. To be buried in the church or churchyard of
the parish where it shall please God to call me. To the Lady Deane, my
sister and widow unto my brother Sir John Deane, knight, lately deceased,
one fair diamond riug " enameled " black. Anne Deane, my niece, eldest
daughter to Sir Johu. My niece Elizebeth Deane, second daughter. My
nephew John Deane, second son of Sir John. To Edmund Steedman,
clerk, parson of Onehowse, Suffolk, my biggest drinking bowl of silver.
Sundry others named. To Deane Tindall Esq. a ring of five pounds price.
My nephew Drue Deane, eldest son unto Sir John Deane. The said
Deane Tindall Esq. and Drue Deane to be joint executors.

Stephen Deaue one of the witnesses. Skynner 60.

John Whittixgham, citizen and grocer of London and now of Batter-
sey, Surrey, geutleman, 16 August 1619, proved 21 September 1619.
Reference to covenants &c. bearing date 29 November 1614, entered into
before my intermarriage with Sara my now wife. A bond of two thousand
five hundred pounds unto Humfrey Phippes and Richard Brente for per-
formance of said covenants. My house and lands at Battersey. My mes-
suages &c. in Whitecross Street in the parish of St. Giles without Cripple-
gate. Other tenements and lauds. Bonds to be delivered unto mine
executor at his now dwelling house in Bassieshawe London, to be cancelled
and made void. My daughter Dorothy. My son John Whittingham.
My daughter Mary. To my son William Whittingham a gilt bowl called
a boat which was given him by his godfather Cranmer. My sister War-
red. Sir John Weld of Arnold's, knight. My sister Monger. My sister
Ditchfeilde. My nephew Humfrey Warrell. Mrs. Susan Powell of Wans-
worth. My nephew John Blastocke at one and twenty. My son in law
and daughter Gere.

Item, I give unto my brother in law Josua Winthroppe and to his wife
twenty shillings apiece to make each of them a ring. My cousin Harrison
and her husband and ray sons in law Thomas Vincent and William Palmer.
Joane Barton, my sister Ellis her maid. Robert Aston mine apprentice.
The poor &c The residue to be divided amongst all my children. I make
and ordain my trusty and well beloved brother in law William Cranmer
executor, and I desire my loving friend Mr. Humfrey Phippes and my
loving brother in law Mr. Edward Ditchfeilde to be overseers.

W 1 " Geere one of the witnesses. Parker, 88.

[For some Whittingham wills and notes, see Register, vol. xxxix., pp.
170-2; ant<>, pp. 111-114. — Editor.

Joshua Winthrop (born July 10, 1559, died March, 1626) was eldest son of
William Winthrop, uncle of Gov. John Winthrop of Mass. (For a letter of
this William Winthrop to Foxe, the martyrologist, see 1 Proceedings Mass.
Hist. Soc, vol xv., pp. 262-3.) Joshua Winthrop, like his father before him,
was in business in London, where he married Anne, daughter of Vincent Nor-


rington, mercer, and subsequently settled at Bandon, in the south of Ireland,
where he died. He left at least one child, " Joshua Winthrop the younger, of
The Midchells, near Bandon, gent.," who administered his father's estate in
April, 1626, one "Thomas Harrison, gent.," joining in the bond. Nothing
more has been ascertained concerning this younger Joshua Winthrop, but the
Irish branch of the Winthrop family is supposed to descend from him.

It does not appear which of these two Joshua Winthrops is the one referred
to as " brother-in-law " in the will of John Whittingham, 1619 ; but it was prob-
ably the elder Joshua, and it would seem that one or other of the wives of
Whittingham must have been a Norrington.

It may be added that the elder Joshua had a brother, Adam Winthrop, fourth
of that name, and two sisters— Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Humphrey Munning,
Rector of Brettenham, co. Suffolk, and Sarah, wife of John Frost, of Bury St.
Edmunds. The last named sister is recorded to have died in 1603, so that she
could not have been "Sara my nowe wife," mentioned by Whittingham in
161'J. Robert C. Winthrop, Jr.]

John Nowell of the ancient town of Rye in Sussex, jurat, 8 Septem-
ber 1638, proved 9 October 1638. The poor of Rye. My eldest daugh-
ter Mercie Nowell. To the said Mercie one gold ring which was her own
mother's wedding ring and three silver spoons. To my daughter Mary
Burwash, the wife of William Burwash, one hundred pounds if the said
William hath not had so much of me before my death. To my youngest
daughter Rebecca Nowell one hundred pounds at day of marriage or age of
eighteen. To my eldest son Harbert Nowell my double salt, silver and
gilt, which my mother gave unto me when I was first married, and my great
bible and Chronicles, my gold ring with my seal of arms and all the wain-
scot, benches, shelves, glass and iron plates in my house at Monfield aud all
the timber aud timber trees on my lands at Monfield &c. My kinswomen
Mary Awsten and Ann Awsten. My wife Sara Nowell. My messuages,
lauds &c. in Sussex. My messuage &c. in Rye. My messuages &c. in
Playden, Sussex. My sons John, Samuel and William Nowell (minors).
My wife to have the bringing up of my children which I had by her.

Item, my will and desire is that whensoever the new incumbent minister
of the parish of Hopsey in Shropshire shall depart this life that then my
cousin Mr. William Hay and Mr. John Bigg, executor of the last will and
testament of my cousin " Smalehoope Bigge " deceased, shall present my
son Harbert Nowell unto the living and parsonage of Ilopsey, otherwise
such person as my said sou Harbert and they shall think fit. To Mr. John
Harrison, curate of Rye &c. My wife Sara to be executrix and my kins-
men Harbert Hay, of Glyude Esq., William Hay, of Little Horsted gen 1 ,
my brother Mr. Joseph Benbrick and Mr. Walter Hawes to be overseers.

Lee, 119.

[This must be that " John Nowell of Rye, gentleman," referred to in will of
Mr. Smalehope Bigg of Cranbrooke, Kent, ante, p. 21 (q. v.).

H. F. Waters.]

John Newton of Colliton, Devon, chirurgeon, 3 April 1646, proved
24 April 1647. My wife Alice shall have and enjoy all that house wherein
she now dwelleth and occupieth during her life if those three lives hereafter
mentioned, or either of them, so long shall live, that, is to say, John Grace,
Tamsin his wife and Tamsin his daughter. And after her death my daugh-
ter Mary shall have and enjoy the said house during all the term then to
come and unexpired. And if my daughter Mary die before Alice my wife
my will is that all such goods &c. as my wife hath now in keeping &c. shall
be sold and the money that it yieldeth shall be equally divided between my


son Anthony and my daughter Joane, or their children. And if my daugh-
ter Mary die childless and if both my said wife and she die before the expi-
ration of the said term of three lives my will is that Edward Newton, son
of William Newton of Waddon in the parish of Southley shall then have
and enjoy the said house &c during all the term to come and unexpired.

Also I give unto Anthony, my said son, and Joaue, my said daughter,
which are now in New England, six pounds apiece, to be paid by Mary,
my said daughter, within half a year after my death. The residue to my
-aid daughter Mary whom I make mine executrix, and I do appoint my
well beloved and faithful friends iu trust John Purchase ot Maymbree and
Nicholas Bauckes my kinsman to be my overseers herein, and for their
pains therein I give them five shillings apiece.

Proved by the oath of Mary Stocker als Newton, natural and lawful
daughter of the deceased and executrix named iu the same will.

Fines, 69.

[The son Anthony, in New England, we suppose was the person named by
Savage, vol. 3, p. 276, as followsT "Newton, Anthony, Dorchester, of Brain-
tree 1640, engaged 1652, in sett, of Lancaster, was freeman 1671." — Editor.]

Memorandum that Mr. Nathaniel Norcrosse late of St. Dunstan's iu
the East, minister, deceased, departed this life upon or about the 10 th of
August 1662 and upon the Friday and Saturday before his death, whilst he
was of perfect mind and memory, he did declare that he was very ill and
desired to settle the estate by will aud did then say and declare that he did
give all his estate whatsoever, both in old England and New England, to
Marv Norcrosse his wife and that he did make her the said Mary his ex-
ecutrix, the which words, or the very like in effect and substance, he did
declare in the presence of credible witnesses and was at all the times of the
publishing and declaring thereof of sound and perfect mind and memory.
Thomas Brookes, Edw. Flemings.

The above will was proved by M rs Mary Norcrosse the relict &c.

Laud, 129.

[Rev. Nathaniel Norcross was a son of Jeremiah Norcross, an early settler of
"Watertown. lie was born in London, about 1618, and was educated at Catharine
Hall, in the University of Cambridge, where he received his A.B. in 1636-7. He
was in Salem, 1639, and joined the church there 1641, but subsequently removed
to WatartoAvn, where his father had settled in 1638. He probably married Mary,
daughter of John Gilbert of Taunton. Iu 1643 he was admitted a freeman of
Massachusetts. He was one of the company that intended to plant at Nash-
awav, now Lancaster; was the first signer of the petition to the General Court,
June 12, 1645, and was invited to preach there. He is said to have received a call to
Exeter, N. H., the same year. In 1648 he preached at Agamenticus, now York,
Me. He returned to England in 1649 or 1650. He is named as an ejected min-
ister at "Walsin^ham in "Norfolk, in Palmer's Nonconformist's Memorial, ed.
1777, vol. 2, p. 206, but he died a fortnight before Bartholomew day, 1662. See
Norcross Genealogy, by Joel W. Norcross (MS. in the library of the N. E.
Hist. Gen. Society) vol. 2, pp. 32-5; Savage's Gen. Dictionary, vol. 3, pp. 286-7;
Winthrop's New England, vol.2, ed. 1853, p. 194; Nourse's Early Records of
Lancaster, pp. 12-14^ Bond's Watertown, p. 376; Worcester Magazine, vol. 2,
p. 274. — Editor.]

[The following will of Mary Cooper is communicated to the Glkaxixgs at Mr.
Waters's request by Prof. Frederick Tuckerman of Amherst, Mass. — Editor.]

Mary Cooper of London, widow, 20 February 169S-9, with a cod-
icil dated 8 February 1699, proved 26 April 1700. I give and be-
queath unto my loving sou Thomas Cooper and to my loving daughter


Mehetabel his wife and to my grandson William Cooper ten pounds
amongst theui for mourning. To my loving son William Cooper for
mourning ten pounds. To my loving son in law John Ellis and to my
loving daughter Mary his wife and to my grandchildren Mary. Sarah,
Hannah, John and Thomas Ellis for mourning amongst them all fifteen
pounds. To my loving son in law William Walford and to my loving
daughter Sarah his wife and to my grandchildren Elizabeth and Sarah
Walford for mourning amongst them all twelve pounds. To my loving
son the said Thomas Cooper thirty and two pounds, being the remainder
of one hundred pounds promised him by me to reimbuse him of the loss by
him sustained by and from my late son Benjamin Cooper deceased. To my
grandson the said William Cooper fifty pounds to be paid unto him at his
attainment to the age of one and twenty years. To my said daughter
Mehetabel Cooper my silver tankard. To my said daughter Sarah Walford
two hundred pounds in performance of a promise by me made upon her
marriage with her said husband William Walford, and in full discharge of
a bond by me since given therefor. To my said daughter Sarah Walford
my wrought suite of curtains and valances with the feather bed and bolster
thereunto belonging. To my two daughters Mary Ellis and Sarah Wal-
ford all my books to be divided between them share and share alike. To
my grandchild Mary Ellis twenty pounds and also my cabinet. To my
grandchildren Sarah, Hannah, John and Thomas Ellis twenty shillings
apiece to buy each of them a ring, and to my said grandchild Sarah Ellis
my great looking-glass. To my grandchildren Elizabeth and Sarah and
Mary Walford twenty shillings apiece to buy each of them a ring. To my
loving brother in law William Cooper five pounds. To my worthy friends
Mr. Collins and Mr. Bragg, the younger, each of them a guinea. To Mr.
John Bennett and his wife ten shillings apiece to buy them rings. To Mrs.
Mary Day ten shillings for a ring. I order and appoint the sum of forty
shillings to be distributed by my executors amongst such and so many poor
people of the Church as they shall think fit. All the rest and residue of
my goods, etc. etc. after my debts paid and funeral expenses discharged I
give unto my said loving daughters Mary Ellis and Sarah Walford to be
equally divided between them. And I do hereby ordain and appoint my
worthy friends Mr. Thomas Peacock and Mr. [Joseph] Webster deacons of
the congregation whereunto I belong joint executors. And I give to my
said executors the sum of five pounds apiece for their care and trouble in
the executiou of this my will.

Witnessed by Richard Moore, Adm: Horton and John Hooker, scr. at
the west end of Royal Exchange.

In the codicil she bequeaths the legacy bequeathed to her by her son
William Cooper, deceased, late merchant in Guiuea, to her son in law
William Walford in case he fails to receive out of the effects remaining in
the hands of Mr. Nicholas Burberidge, merchant in Guinea, and Mr. John
Browne, merchant now residing in London, trustees or overseers, full satis-
faction and payment for several cargoes of goods sent and consigned to the
said William Cooper. But in case the said William Walford shall receive
out of the effects aforesaid or otherwise full satisfaction for the said several
cargoes, then she gives the legacy to be equally divided amongst her three
children. Thomas Cooper, Mary Ellis and Sarah Walford. Noel. 53.

[Mary Cooper, the testatrix, was the widow of Thomas Cooper, of the parish
of St. Mary Abchurch, citizen ami merchant taylor of Lonclou. He was the
son of William Cooper, by his wife Cicely, of Browne Candover, iu the county


of Hants, gentleman. Thomas Cooper died intestate in May 1G78. His widow
died in the parish of St. Katherine Cree Church, London, in February 1699. Of
their sons, Thomas, probably the eldest, was born 3 December, 1657 or 8. He
came to Boston in 1675, and is ancestor of this family of Cooper in New Eng-
land. Some account of him and his posterity may be found in the Register,
vol. xliv. p. 53. William, merchant, died at Cabo Corso Castle, gold coast of
Africa, 3 January 1698, and his will (Heme, 158), bearing date 1G98-9, was
proved in London 30 October 1702. Benjamin, boru in August 1GG9, was a
scholar of Merchant Taylors' School, 1681-83; ob. ante 1699.— F. Tuckehman.]

Samuel Jackson of New England, mariner, belonging to their Majes-
ties' Ship the Windsor Castle, appoints Anthony Dowrich of Wapping in
Middlesex, " sailesman," his attorney to receive wages, pay, bounty mouey,
prize money &c. &c. (the customary form of a sailor's will) dated 29 No-
vember 1692 and proved 9 February J 692. Coker, 28.

Edward Severy (without date) proved 17 October 1694. My body

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