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of Enfield.

The residue of my personal estate &c. to be divided in two equal moieties,
one of which I give to my said wife Mary. As to the other moiety I give
five thousand pounds, part thereof to my friends the said Thomas Gearing
of London, mercer, and William Hamond of London, goldsmith, in trust
for the purchase of freehold houses and lands &c for the use of my brother
Stephen Scott for life, next for his sons in tail, then to his (laughters in tail,
then for my said nephew John Scott. My wife Mary and brother Stepheu
Scott to be executors. A reference to Articles of Agreement made, on or
about 26 April 1682, between Daniel Berry of London, merchant (my late
father in law, now deceased) of the one part and myself, by the name of
John Scott, citizen and soapmaker of Loudon, of the other part, reciting
therein the marriage then intended between me and my said wife. I did
agree to settle my moiety of the mansion or farm house called Aeon &c.
and of several lauds and hereditaments &c, situate aud lying in Plumstead
in Kent, to the use of myself and wife during our lives aud afterwards to our
issue, both male and female. Other agreements referred to. Tenements
and wharves in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry aud other lauds aud
tenements aud hereditaments of the said Daniel Berry in the said parish.
Freehold houses, lands, wharves &c. in the parishes of St. Andrew Ward-
robe, St. Mary Somerset and All Hallows the Great. Katherine the wife
of nephew John Scott. Samuel Houlton of London, merchant appointed
a trustee for a certain purpose. Shaller, 43.

Nicholas Harrison late of Virginia, planter, but dying in the parish
of St. Sepulchre's, London, did, on or about the month of October, A. D.
1652, make his last will aud testameut nuncupative or by word of mouth,
as followeth, viz 1 , he did give and bequeath unto his mother Dorothy Har-
rison all his estate whatsoever that he should die possessed of if he should
die a bachelor or unmarried, or to the like effect, &c. &c.

Commission issued 28 September 1613 to Dorothy Harrison, the natural
aud lawful mother of the deceased aud universal legatary in the will.

Brent, 230.

[The will of Daniel Wyld of Virginia in the July Gleanings, page 394 (ante,
p. 1050), mentions a kinsman Nathaniel Harrison. — Editor.]

John Davexauxte the elder, citizen and merchant tailor of London.
18 July 1595, proved 6 November 1596. One third part of my goods,
chattels, &c, according to the laudable custom of the city of London, to
Margaret, my well beloved wife, aud one other third part to aud amongst
my children, viz* John, William, James, Raphe, George and Margaret
Davt'imunte, equally to be divided amongst them or amougst so many of
them as shall be unadvauced.


Then follows the disposition of testator's third part amoug the children
and other legatees. To my son in law Steven Payne twenty pouuds to
buy him a gelding and to my daughter Judith, his wife, twenty marks to
make her a pair of bracelets. To my brother William Davenaunt a ring
of gold of the value of three pounds. To my sister his wife a ring worth
forty shillings and to every one of his sons and daughters forty shillings
apiece, to make each a ring. To my cousin Margaret Coo ah Copley five
pounds, to be delivered to her own hands, for her own proper use, and an
annuity of four pounds yearly for life. To Bridget Coo now dwelling with
me forty shillings, to make her a ring, and to every one of the residue of
my sister Coo's sons and daughters forty shillings apiece. My cousin John
Davenaunt and his son John. Katheriu, sister of the said John. The rest
of my said cousin John's children, except John and Katherine. My cousin
Mary Kelinge, widow. My brother in law William Walter Esq. and my
sister his wife and Elizabeth his daughter. My brother in law George
Lydeat and my sister Anne his wife.

I give and bequeath unto my brother in law Randall Syfiies and to my
sister his wife, to each of them a ring of gold of the value of forty shillings
in token of my good will. My cousin Paternoster. My friends Mr. Rich-
ard Benyan, Mr. William Wilkes and Anthony Goulson. To the late
wife of my cousin James Chapman. My friends Roger Jones, dier, John
Sparke and John Sare. My daughter in law Anne Daveuaunte. Certain
servants and apprentices named (among them a Henry Adams). The poor
of Sibble Henningham (Hedingham) Essex and of Croydon Surrey. My
dwelling house in the parish of our Lady St. Mary at Bow within the city
of London, with ways leading from Bow Lane and from Watliug Street.
My house and land in Croydon.

I make my wife Margaret and my son Edward Davenauute executors
and my son in law Stephen Payne, brother in law George Lydeat and
friend William Wilkes, citizen and vintner of London, my overseers.

Drake, 79.

Randal Syms. Mense Nouembris 1599, Octavo die emanavit comissio
Edwardo Glover nni creditor Randalli Syms uuper parochie Sci Laurentii
Pountney ciuitatis London def. hSntis etc. ad admistrand bona iura et cred-
ita dci dgf. duran minori etate Randalli, Dorothee et Elizabethe Syms
liberor dci def. etc. Admon. Act Book, 1599.

[The Randal Syms whose Admon. I give above was possibly the man called
brother in law by John Scrogges of Patmer Hall in Hertfordshire, 1592 (see
Reg. for 1894, p. 123, ante p. 824). It is evident now- that Mrs. Sarah Symmes
of Cambridge, New England, was not a daughter, as I have suggested in my
note appended to the will of Ann Scroggs (on page 125 of the same vol., ante
p. 825). Her age, as given on page"l26, ante p. 82G, would show it to be

The will of Thomas Man, which I give below, is most interesting since he
speaks of a Sara Sims, who was dwelling with him, as the daughter of his late
wife, and further on in his will he mentions a son in law Randoll Simmes. As
he also calls the Lady Stanley his late wife's sister he must be referring to the
same family of Symmes noticed in the wills of the Scrogges family. Sir
Thomas Stanley seems to have married Mary, widow of John Scrogges, mother
of Edward Scrogges and grandmother of the Anne Scroggs who referred to her
cousin Sara Simmes as in New England in 1G41.

What John Davenaunte had to do with this familv I do not know.

H. F. Waters.]

Thomas Man, citizen and stationer of London. 7 February 1G24, proved
16 June 1625. I have already fully advanced all my sous aud daughters


m marriage excepting only my sou Jonas. I give to him the lease of my
house in Pater-uoster Row in London now in the occupation of Benjamin
Fisher &c The poor of St. Faith's under St. Paul's. The poor of the
Hospital of Kent Street in Southwark called the Lock. To the Company
of Stationers twelve pounds to make them a dinner or a supper, at their
choice, on the day of my burial. My grandchild Anne Lownes, now the
wife of William Grantham. The eight children of my daughter Francis
Kent late the wife of Henry Kent deceased, viz' Johan, Robert, Henry,
John, Thomas, Anne, Jonas and Francis (Frances?) Kent. Thomas and
Edward Kinnaston sons of Edward Kinnaston and of Johan his wife my
late daughter deceased. The children of Nathaniel Man my son, viz'
Anne, Johan, Francis (Frances?) Nicholas and Thomas. John Elie and
John Bishopp. My cousin Katherine Chambers.

Item, I give and bequeath unto Sara Sims now dwelling with me, the
daughter of my late wife, the sum of fifty and five pounds of lawful money
of England (within one year after my decease), my feather bed which was
her mother's (and other bedding). And if my said son Jonas and the said
Sara do marry together then [ give unto the same Sara fifty pounds more,
to be paid unto her on the day of her marriage. To my daughter Kent.
My son in law Edward Kent. My son Paul Man to have all my right and
title to my house aud lands at Hammersmith. His children, Martha,
Thomas, Francis (Frances?) and Paul. My son Nathaniel. My son John.
His three children, John, Anne aud Elizabeth. My son in law H urn f rev
Lownes. Anne and William, two of the children of William Grantham
who married my grandchild Anne Lownes. Sara their daughter, now
dwelling with me. To the Lady Stanley, my late wife's sister, a ring of
gold of twenty shillings value. To Mary Ritchbell, my late wife's daugh-
ter, a ring of gold of forty shillings value. To Dianis Hawkesbye, her
sister, a ring of gold of twenty shillings value. My cousin Richard Ock-
would. To my son in law Randoll Simmes a ring of gold of three pounds.
To AVilliam Richbell son of the said Mary Ritchbell forty shillings. My
friend Arthur Johnson and his wife.

One of the witnesses was William Richbell, scrivener. Clarke, 65.

William Hall of Borton in Crepredie, 6 August 1596, proved 21
October 1596. To my two daughters Joane Haull and Mary Haull twenty
pounds apiece to be paid them at the age of eighteen years old apiece. To
William Haull my son all my freehold to enter of it at the age of twenty
one years. Other bequests to him; and if my wife marry before my
son be at the age of twenty one years she shall deliver these things unto
Henry Shewell my brother in law whom I do will shall have the education
and bringing up of my said son William from the time of her marriage
until he shall accomplish the age of twenty one years. But if my wife
keep her unmarried she shall occupy and have half my living during her
life. The poor in Borton. Every godchild. To the mending of the
church way betwixt Borton and Cropredie five shillings, to be bestowed by
the churchwardens. I make my wife and my son executors. Wit: Hen-
rie Showell, Thomas Wallis, Tho: Hall. They to be overseers. He
oweth John Haull, his brother, forty pounds. The will proved by the
widow, power reserved for the son. Drake, 69.

John Borrodale of Loudon, gentleman, 2 September 1667, proved 18
November 1667. By an Indenture of Lease bearing date 12 June 1665


the Right lion. Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Mouutgomery did demise
ami grant unto Richard Arnold of London, merchant, all his mines, lead
ore and copper ore in Glamorgan for term of one and twenty years, &c,
which lease the said Richard hath assigned and set over to me by writing
dated 19 July 1GG5. I give said lease to my two sons John and Benjamin,
the profits to be equally paid betwixt them at their respective ages of one
and twenty years, my executrix to manage the same, in the meantime,
according to her discretion. If these two die &c. then I give the same to
my two sons Broughtou and Francis. If they die then to my two daugh-
ters Anne and Rebecca and to the child now in the womb of my wife.
The rest to be divided into three equal parts, one third whereof I give to
my dear wife Anne, another third I give to my children John, Benjamin,
Broughton, Francis, Anne, Rebecca and the child now in the womb of my
wife, at age of one and twenty &c, which age my son John will attain 5
January 1675, Benjamin 3 June 1680, Broughton 28 May 168-1, Francis
29 April 1686, daughter Anne 17 March 1681, Rebecca 4 July 1683.
Out of the other third of my estate I give unto my loving sisters Anne
Denison, Alice Hi neks and Margaret Michell three pounds apiece as tokens
of my love, to my wife's father (and my dear friend) to my sister Brough-
ton, to my brother and sister Thatcher and to Mr. Joseph Whestone twenty
shillings apiece to buy them rings. Thirty pounds to such godly and reli-
gious persons who are necessitous. Additional legacies to children. To
John Mosyer and William Moses and to my brother Mr. Andrew Brough-
ton forty shillings apiece. The rest to my sons and the unborn child. Sir
William Brereton was in his lifetime indebted unto Francis Allen Esq.
deceased, in a certain sum of money which is now become jointly due unto
John Allen Esq. and to me. Out of my part of it I give uuto Thomas
Edgleyjr., son of Thomas Edgley gen f , one hundred and fifty pounds and
unto .... Edgley, daughter of the said Thomas, one hundred pounds
towards the satisfaction of a legacy of three hundred pounds and another
of two hundred pounds given to the said Thomas and .... Edgley by the
last Will and Testament of Francis Allen, hoping the said John Allen, for
the sake of the relation they stand in both to him and to the said Francis
Allen, will pay unto them the remaining part of their legacies, given as
before mentioned. I make my wife Anne sole executrix; and the said
John Mosier. William Moses and my brother Broughton to be aiding &c.
I do further cive to my worthy friend Dr. Browne two pieces in gold, to
Mr. John Richardson forty shillings, to my brother and sister Taylor twenty
shillings apiece, to my uncle and aunt Andrew twenty shillings. Others.

Carr, 145.

John Aldwyn citizen and merchant taylor of Loudon, 16 September
1680, proved 10 June 1681. To my aunt Prudence Nicholls, so long as
she continues sole and unmarried, six pounds per annum. My brother
Thomas Aldwyn and his wife. My brother Edward Aldwyn. My brother
Mr. Joseph Masters and his wife. My father in law Mr. Benjamin An-
drews, my mother in law Mrs. Anne Andrews, my brothers in law Mr.
John Boradale and Mr. Benjamin Boradale, my sister in law Mrs. Rebecca
Boradale and my uncle Andrew Broughton Esq. and my Aunt Broughtou.
My unck Capt. John Spencer. My sister Rachell Ogden. My endeared
friend Mr. William Collins. My said wife's father iu law the said Mr.
Benjamin Andrews. My own sister Elizabeth Aldwyn. The poor of the
church at Petty France, London. Reference to wife's late father John


Boradale's estate. To rny dear father Humphrey ( Aldwyn ?) ten pounds
to buy him and my mother mourning. North, 85.

Benjamin Andrews of Market street in the County of Hertford gen*,
13 April 1687, proved 15 September 1687. My son Thomas Penrose and
Elizabeth his wife and their sous and daughter, Henry, Andrews, Thomas
and Anne. My son John Borradale and Mary his wife. My son William
Rimes and Rebecca his wife. My daughter Anne Alden widow. My sis-
ter Sarah Crooke widow. My cousin John Crooke and Sarah his wife.
My cousin William Whitehead and Frances his wife. My cousin Thomas
Blackall. My loving wife Anne Andrewes. My messuages, lands &c. in
Studham, Bedfordshire and Carrington Herts. Foot, 112.

[These Borroclale wills ought to interest a number of people in New England
who are descended from Mrs. Dennison or Mrs. Michell. There are other inter-
esting names given. H. F. Waters.

Among the descendants of Margaret Mitchell, who married Major Stephen
Sewall, of Salem, is Grover Cleveland, president of the United States. His
line of descent is as folknvs : 1. Margaret Borrodale, married Rev. Jonathan
Mitchell; 2. Margaret Mitchell, m. Major S. Sewall; 3. Susanna Sewall, m.
Rev. Aaron Porter; 4. Susauua Porter, m. Aaron Cleveland; 5. Rev. Aaron
Cleveland; 6. William Cleveland; 7. Richard Falley Cleveland ; 8. Grover Cleve-
land. See Putnam's Historical Monthly, Vol. I., N. S., pp. 151-3. — Eben Put-

Anne Denison, named in the will of John Borodale, can be none other
than the second wife of Capt. George Denison of Stonington, who came, a lad in
his teens, in the Lion 1631, a fellow passenger with the Apostle Eliot. He grew
to manhood at Roxbury, •where his father was deacon. He there married
Bridget Thompson, who died early, leaving two daughters. Denison returned
to England, participated in the unhappy wars, then prevalent, and was wounded
at Naseby, where he served under Cromwell. In his wounded condition, he was
attended by a daughter of the gentleman to whose house he had been carried. On
recovery he married the lady, who was Aim, daughter of John Borodell, as the
name has been usually spelled here ; again came to Roxbury and dwelt there till
1651, when, in the interest of Massachusetts, then claiming the eastern section
of Connecticut, he removed first to the Pequot river and finally in 1654 to Ston-
ington, then called Southertown {vide Register, Oct. 1893, p. 459), was appointed
"clerk of the writts " and commissioner. After the absorption of the whole
territory by the colony of Connecticut, Denison remained at Stonington, where
he led a life of the most active and distinguished character, in both civil and
military affairs. As a soldier, no citizen of his day was more conspicuous, ex-
cepting only John Mason. He died at Hartford in 1691, in his 76th year. His
wife, Ann Borodell, long outlived him, dying iu 1712 at the age of 97. Three
sons and three daughters married into the leading families of southeastern Con-
necticut, and the farm, originally settled by Capt. George, is in the occupation,
as it has ever since been, of his namesakes; while the name and fame of
Ann Borodell are perpetuated in hundreds of her fair descendants in the Gal-
lup, Stanton, Palmer, Chesebro, Miner, Williams, Babcock, Brown and Wheeler
families. It is traditional in those families that Ann's brother, John, came to
America, but the language of the will, above quoted, renders the tradition un-
likely. Possibly his son John came.

Margaret Borodell, as is well known, was the third wife of Rev. Thomas
Shepard of Cambridge ; and on his decease became the wife of his successor,
Rev. Jonathan Mitchell.— Geo. A. Gordon.]

James Capen. The third day of September A. D. 1628 James Capen
of Ilolborne in the County of Middlesex, scrivener, being sick iu body but
of good memory did by word of mouth declare his will and purpose how his
estate should be disposed of after his death, as followeth ; first, he did
appoint that his mother Joane Capen the wife of Barnard Capen of Dor-
chester in the County of Dorset, shoemaker, should, out of the estate of the


said James, pay unto his four sisters unmarried four pounds apiece. And
all the residue of his moneys, apparel] and goods whatsoever he gave to his
said mother to do with it according to her mind. Whereunto were wit-
nesses Barnard Capen the younger and Jerom Wolverton. Barnard Capen
his Inke (sic/) Jerom Wolverton. Barrington, 83.

[It appears from a copy of an origiual Capen family record, printed in the
Register, ii., 80, that " Barnard Capen maryed Joan, y e dafter of Oliuer Pur-
chis, y e yeer of o r Lord, 1596, on munday, in whitson week, & dyed y e 8 of No-
uember,*1638, aged 7G"; consequently, born about the year 1562. Also, " Joan
Capen. y° daughter of Oliuer Purchis, dyed ye 26 of March, 1653, y e night before,
aged 75 veers " ; she was born about the year 1578.

A fragment of the original grave-stone of Barnard and Joan Capen was
found a few years ago, in the old cemetery at Dorchester. It is in possession
of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, a copy of -which is here
appended, as, also, a copy from the renewed stone, as it now stands, in that
ancient burial-ground. This is, probably, " the oldest Inscription to be found
on any grave stone in New England," so far as the date of death of Barnard
Capen is concerned. — Register, iv., 165.


ER 1638



lies the Bodies of

M r Barnard Capen

& M rs Joan Capen his

wife; He died Nov 8

1638 Agad 76 years

& She died March

26 1653

Aged 75 years.

The name of Barnard Capen appears first on the Dorchester, Massachusetts,
Town Records, in connection with laud grants, as we now have them, page 6,
thus :

5 Aug: 1633. " nicho: Upsall, Bernard Capen, Phillip Randall, James Par-
ker, 4 acres a peece."

He is last mentioned in the allotment of lands at " the necke," now South Boston,
March 18. 1637, with the Cowes Pasture and other land, when portions were assigned
him, as also to his son John, who, according to the record, Avas " born y e 26 of
January, in y e yeer of o r Lord, 1612," and died in Dorchester, the 4th of April,
1692. aged 80 years, having had nine children, by his two wives, whose maiden
names were Redegon Clap, and Mary Bass. This John, who was the only son
of Barnard, in this country, of whom we have any record, was a prominent
man in Dorchester, during his long life, having been captain, deacon of the
church, deputy to the General Court, and town recorder.

There is no assurance that " Barnard Capen the younger," one of the witnesses
to the will of James Capen, as above mentioned, was a son of Barnard, of Dor-
chester, though he may have been.

The testator speaks of "his four sisters unmarried." The names of two,
onlv, are given, in the " Capen Faniilv Record," namely, " Ruth, born 7 August
1600, and Susanna, born 11 of April 1602."

The •' Widdow Purchase," whose name is first mentioned 5 Aug. 1633, (Dorch.
Town Records, page 6), in connection with a land grant to Barnard or " Bernard
Capen" and three times afterwards on the Town Records, was, quite likely,
widow of Oliver Purchase, also mother to Barnard Capen's wife, and to " m r
Oliver Purchase," who with Sarah Purchase, probably his wife, joined the
Dorchester Church prior to the fourth of the ninth month 1639.

Oliver Purchase, freeman 7 Dec. 1636, removed, according to Savage, early
to Taunton, thence to Lynn, where his wife Sarah died 21 Oct. 1671. He
married 17 Sept. 1672, Mary, daughter of Rev. William Perkins; was repre-
sentative to the General Court, 1660, and often after ; removed to Concord, Mass.,
about 1691, and there died 20 Nov. 1701. His age as given at death varies from
84 to SS years. On the Town Records at Concord, he is styled " m r Oliver Pur-
chas y* worthy Gentleman."

William Perkins, father to Rev. William, above, whose daughter Mary was


the second wife of Oliver Purchase, of Dorchester, etc., is mentioned in the
■will of Samuel Purchas, author of the " Pilgrims," as his brother in law. See
Register, x., 370; xxxviii., 319, 320, ante, pp. 68, 69. William B. Trask.]

Henry Smith of London gen*, 3 November 1647, with a Codicil dated
6 July 1652, proved 3 May 1653. I have taken an Assurance of Land
enrolled and bearing date 26 May 4 Caroli Rs.. in the name of Henry
Munday my nephew, in consideration of six hundred twenty five pounds,
for the payment of fifty pounds yearly to my said nephew Henry Munday
and the heirs of his body forever. My will is that he shall have the 6aid
Assurance delivered unto him after my death &c. Reference to nephew
Edward Munday deceased. To John Sandall of Furnivall's Inn, Middle-
sex, gen e one thousand marks. The same to John Smith of St. Paul's
Alley, London, draper. I am estated in the manor of Piratt's als Sawston
in the Co. of Cambridge for the life of Henry Huddleston Esq., which one
Mr. Byat holds by lease from me for certain years to come. I give the
same manor &c. unto the said Henry Huddleston. I give to Katherine
Spurr twenty pounds. To my godson Valentine Kent twenty pounds. My
old servant William Gillam. My servant Francis Moult. All my fellow-
servants, men and women, at this time here at London. Richard Berridge
to be executor.

In the Codicil he refers to his nephew Henry Mundy as " now in New
England." Brent, 325.

Walter Cole of Lavenham, Suffolk, barber chirurgion, 13 August
1652, proved 24 September 1653. My will is that Susan my well beloved
wife shall have, hold, occupy and enjoy my messuage or tenement wherein
I now dwell &c, situate in the High street in the borough of Lavenham,
for term of her natural life; and after her decease it shall remain unto
Anne my daughter now wife of Abraham Nellsou, for term of the natural
life of Abraham Nellson, aforesaid, of Colchester, my son in law, and term
of the natural life of my daughter Anne his wife; then to their sou Abra-
ham Nellson my nephew. But the said Anne my daughter shall pay unto
my daughter Jane the now wife of Thomas Day of Colchester, Essex, fifteen
pounds, within a year after the decease of Susan my wife, and also twenty
shillings more unto my daughter Elizabeth the now wife of John Fuller in
New England, to be paid withni three years after the decease of Susan my
wife. I give to my daughter Susan the now wife of William Death of
Lavenham five shillings, to be paid her within one month after the decease
of Susan my wife. The residue I give to my said wife whom I make sole
executrix. Brent, 389.

[John Fuller of Cambridge, who " settled on the south side of the river, now
Newton, about 1644, and was an extensive landholder," had a wife Elizabeth,
and they may be the persons mentioned by Walter Cole in his will. John Fuller
died February 7, 1698. His widow Elizabeth died April 13, 1700. (Paige's
History of Cambridge, Mass., p. 556, and S. C. Clarke's Fuller Genealogy, p. 3.)

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