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my stock, venture and profits therein, and also all my part in another ship
now begun to build in Ipswich, and all my cloth, wool and yarn, together
with all my debts owing and growing due to me by any person or persons
at London or elsewhere, and also all my cattle, household stuff, money,
goods, and chattels whatsoever. I give more to Anne my wife all my plate
for term of her natural life. I give to John Ward my eldest son one hun-
dred and forty pounds of lawful money of England, to be paid by Anne my
wife (whom I make sole executrix of this my last will) when he shall
accomplish the age of three and twenty years. I give to Samewell Ward
my son one hundred pounds, at age of four and twenty years. I will that
Anne my wife shall bestow upon some of my former wives children (where
she sees most need) three pounds &c. To the poor of Stratford twenty
shillings. I make Mr. Samewell Linsell, minister of Stratford, my well
beloved friend, supervisor &c.

The witnesses were Lyonell Chewte, Nathaniel Backler.

St. John, 67.

[Thc-c two -wills should interest some of our New Englanders. That of
George Marvin (which, by the way, had been entered on the margin of the
leaf as will of Roger Marvin) evidently refers to the family of Samuel Ward,
the famous town preacher of Ipswich, England. John Ward of Stratford,
whose will follows Marvin's, must have been the father of our John Ward, the
chirurgeon, of Ipswich, Mass. The will of his widow, Anne Ward, I have
already given (see Reg. for 1892, pp. 317-8; ante', pp. 587-8). To what family
can these have belonged? Our John Ward, the chirurgeon, spoke of a cousin
Nathaniel, son of an uncle Nathaniel Ward, and referred also to a cousin Ward's,
of Wethersfield, two youngest sons. II. F. Waters.]


Nicholas Carew of St. Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex, gentleman,
23 November 1G57, proved 12 October 1670. I have had and received
divers sums of money and sundry necessaries of and from my natural bro-
ther Swithen Carew of St. Giles iu the Fields, Middlesex, grocer. I give
to said Swithen all my goods &c. in or upon my now plantation in the
island of Maryland, together with my whole interest and estate in the same
plantation ; and 1 make him sole executor.

Proved (at above date) by S within Carew. Peuu, 132.

Joseph Adams of the Island of Antigua merchant but now residing in
London. 1 April 1717, proved 13 October 1722. I give and bequeath all
my estate, both real and personal &c., unto my brother in law Hopefor
Bendall of Antegoa, merchant, and John Neale of London, dyer, in trust
&c. To my beloved mother Elizabeth Adams thirty pounds a year, and
twenty pounds also in one month after my decease. To the said Hopefor
Bendall twenty pounds. To Daniel Davies of London, packer, twenty
pounds in case he marries my sister Mary Adams. To the said John Neale
twenty pounds. To my nephew Joseph Bendall/ son of the said Hopefor
Bendall, six hundred pounds in six months after the decease of my said
mother. And after the payment of the said sum I give one hundred pounds
unto my partner Edward Chester junior. The residue to and amongst the
child or children of my loving sisters Elizabeth Bendall and the said Mary
Adams, share and share alike, excluding thereout the said Joseph Bendall
on account of the said legacy. The said Hopefor Bendall and John Neale
to be executors. Marlboro, 188.

Hopefor Bendall of the Island of Antigua Esq. day of June

1727. My late brother in law Joseph Adams, formerly of this Island of
Antigua but late of London, merchant deceased, in and by his last will and
testament bearing date 1 April 1717, did (among other legacies and bequests
therein) give, devise and bequeath unto his nephew Joseph Bendall (sou of
me the said Hopefor Bendall) the sum of six hundred pounds, to be paid
to him within six months next and immediately following the death or
decease of Elizabeth Adams, mother of the said testator, and, after payment
of that and all other legacies in the said recited will mentioned, did give,
devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of his real and personal estate
whatsoever unto and amongst the child or children of his sisters Elizabeth
Bendall (late wife of me the said Hopefor Bendall) and Mary Adams late
the wife of Daniel Davies of London, packer, share and share alike, exclud-
ing thereout the said Joseph Bendall on account of the said legacy &c, and
thereof appointed me, the said Hopefor Bendall, and John Neale of Lon-
don, dyer, sole executors, as in and by the said will, duly proved at London
13 October 1722 and remaining in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
&c. I give all my estate to the said John Neale of London my brother in
law, Jonathan Perrie, late of London merchant but at present residing in
the West Indies, Thomas Kerby and Francis Delap, both of this Island of
Antigua, merchants &c, in trust (for the benefit of my children, so that they
may all share alike) and I make them my executors.

Then follow certain depositions made in Antigua 1 November 1728, by
which it appears that the above testator had been Collector of the Customs
in Antigua, and that his death happened on Sunday the twenty-seaventh
day of October last. Will allowed (in Antigua) 1 November 1728 and
recorded in the Register's office. Proved in London (P. C. C) 7 October
1729. Abbott, 263.


[Edward Bendall of Boston, an enterprising merchant, the father of Hope-
for, the testator, probably came with Winthrop in 1G30. His energy was strik-
ingly shown in raising a vessel, the " Mary Rose," in 161:2, which had been sunk
in Boston harbor by a gunpowder explosion. He married, probably in England,
Ann, and had Freegrace baptized July 5, 1G35, who died ; and he then hadFree-
grace, born Sept. 30, 163G, the mother dying Dec. 25, 1G37. He then marries in

about one year, Marah , and had Reform in 1G30, Hopefor Oct. 7, 1641,

Moremercy 1643. His wife Mary [sic] was buried May, 1G44, and he then mar-
ried Jane and had, in 1G48, Ephraim. and, in 1049, Restore.

Mr. Savage gives the death of Edward Bendall as in 1G82, probably misled by
the fact of an administration being granted in that year on his estate, doubt-
less necessary in the settlement of the estate of his son Freegrace, and conse-
quent on the action of the town of Boston, March 13, 1681-2T By deed, Jan.
26, 1GG0-1, Lib. iv., p. 88, of Suffolk Deeds, Jane Bendall, wife of Edward Ben-
dall, deceased, authorizes Capt. Samuel Scarlett as her lawful attorney. In
Suffolk Deeds, Lib. i., pp. 316, 317, under date of 1G53, is given an execution on
the estate of Edward Bendall.

Jane Bendall may be the " Jane Scarlett, now the wife of John Jacob," men-
tioned in the will of Samuel Scarlett in 1675; perhaps the daughter or sister of
Samuel Scarlet, as the latter dying without children leaves property to Hopefor
and Ephraim, and Freegrace. Mary, wife of Samuel Scarlett, may have been
sister of Edw. Bendall. Freegrace Bendall married Mary, daughter of Francis
and Alice Lyall, and had Bridget, Elizabeth, Ann, Alice, Richard. Pitford, More-
mercy, Freegrace, Scarlett, and Marianna who married Dr. Daniel Allen of
Boston. Freegrace and wife were drowned in the harbor coming from Nod-
dle's Island, with two others, June 6, 1676. John Scarlet was appointed oue
of the administrators of his estate.

Hopefor Bendall, mariner, was of London March 14, 170S-9, at which time
he disposed of certain lands at Merrimac, left him by Samuel Scarlet in 1G75
(Suffolk Deeds, Lib. xxiv., p. 240).

He had also appeared at Boston as early as 1666, as commander of a vessel
sailing between New England, New York and Old England. — Waltkr K. Wat-

John Pekuy late of Antigua but now of St. James Westminster, Mid-
dlesex, merchant, 24 June 1708, proved 4 April 1713. The parish of
Youghall wherein I was born, in the Co. of Cork and Kingdom of Ireland.
The parish of Christ Church in the City of Cork. The parish of St. John's
in the Island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Islands. My sister in law
Mary Perry, widow and relict of my deceased brother Samuel. My dear
and well beloved sister Anne Osborne, widow, and her two daughters Mary
Mills and Joyce Osbourne. Every of the grandchildren of my said sister
Osborne (except Jo. Freeman the son of James Freeman to whom I have
already given &c. ). My nephew Samuel Perry at twenty one. My wife
Anne. My daughter Anne Perry. A debt clue to me from Major Long
of said Antigua. Daughter Dorothy Perry. Debt due to me from Patrick
Browne late of Antigua. Daughter Elizabeth Perry. My half of the
plantation in St. Mary's, Antigua, lately rented to Patrick Browne deceased.

To my daughter Mary all my right, title and interest of. in and to my
plantation in the Province of South Carolina. My nephew Jonathan
Perry, son of my brother Edward, at twenty one. My brother Edward
Perry, my friend Archibald Hutchinson Esq. and my wife to be guardians
of my children. My daughters Anne and Dorothy Perrey and my brother
Edward to be joint executors.

Commission issued (at above date) to Jonathan Perry, lawful guardian
of Anne and Dorothy Perry, to administer during their minority or until
Edward Perry, the other executor, shall have accepted.

Proved 7 October 1713 by Edward Perry, power reserved for Anne and


Commission issued 23 May 1717 to Jonathan Perrie, guardian of Anno
and Dorothy Perrie, to administer dining their minority, Edward Perry
the other executor having deceased.

Proved 5 August 1722 by Anne Rigby als Perrie (wife of Richard
Rigby), power reserved for Dorothy. Leeds, 88.

Edward Perrie of Antigua 24 Eebruary 1714, with a codicil dated
24 January 171 » proved 23 May 1717. My eldest daughter Mary Pullen
of London Widow. My only son Jonathan Perrie of London merchant.
My well beloved friends Mr. Mopefor Bendall, Mr. Edward Chester jr. and
Mr. Joseph Adams of Antigua merchants.

Tn the Codicil certain specific legacies. To son Jonathan all my plate
with m} 7 coat of arms. To my sister Nisbitt my common prayer book and
the seal that's hanging to my watch which did belong to my brother John
Perrie. To Mr. Hopefor Bendall my sword, belt and gun. To Mr. Ben-
dall's daughter (my godchild) the silver tankard I expect out of England.
Other legacies. Whitfield, 101.

John Barton of Huntingdon in the County of Huntingdon, burgess
and alderman of the same borough, 4 March 1G42, proved 23 October 1G47.
My will and desire is that Mr. Pike the minister of All Saints in Hunting-
don should preach at my burial for the edifying of the people; and I give
him for his pains therein to be taken forty shillings. My lease of certain
pasture grounds iu Buckworth (Huntingdonshire) holden of the Duke of
Richmond and Lenox and had by assignment from Robert Wapole of
Woodwalton in said County I do give (the remainder of the term) unto the
said Robert Wapole, and also my stock of cattle upon said pasture grounds,
upon trust &c. S ; xty pounds to be given to my sister Stumbles and her
children, fifty pounds to my sister Allen's children, ten pounds to my ser-
vant Robert Berry. I give my messuage &c. in Huntingdon wherein I now
dwell to my wife Elizabeth, for and during the term of her natural life,
and after her decease to John Barton my uncle Thomas Barton's son and
the heirs of his body &c, with remainder to all the children of my sisters
Jane Stombles and Anne Allen. I give to my nephew John Gymber that
part of my messuage or cottage in Godmanchester now in the occupation
of Robert Litstar. The rest of said messuage, now in the occupation of
John Tubbs I give to my sister Anne Allen. But my wife Elizabeth is to
have the said messuage or cottage during her life. I give her also my four
acres of meadow in Westmeadow in Godmanchester, for life and after her
decease I give said meadow to my aforesaid kinsman John Barton. To
my sister Lettice Kyte five pounds. To my aunt Vintner of Godmanches-
ter forty shillings towards the buying of her a bullock. To the poor of
Huntingdon forty shillings and thirty nine shillings more which is owing to
me from the town. All the residue &c. to my wife Elizabeth and my
aforesaid kinsman John Barton to be equally enjoyed and occupied between
them in a joint partnership of trading together, which my desire is may
continue between t!:em during their joint lives. If not then an equal divi-
sion to be made between them &c. They to be executors and Gervace
Fullwood of Huntingdon, gen*., and Thomas Pont of the same town, gen*.,
to be overseers.

Wit: Richard Pike, clerk, Thomas Pont, Francis Bludwicke. Proved
by John Barton. Lines, 11)9.


Elizabeth Barton of Hunt, widow, 10 July 164G, proved 23 October
1G47. To my sister Lettice Kite twenty pounds and the bed on which I
lie and the things which pertain thereto. To all the children of my brother
Thomas Kite of Chattels, by name Fortunatus Kite, Benjamin Kite,
Rebecca Shepard, Elizabeth Blote, Mary Kite and Frances Neale, five
pounds apiece. To Elizabeth Haines five pounds. To the poor of Hunt-
ingdon thirty shillings. To my servant Josiah Lambert one pair of sheets.
To my servant Annis Web my old gown. All the rest of my worldly
goods I give to John Barton whom I make sole executor.

Fiues, 201.

[In the office of the Clerk of the Courts for Essex County, at Salem, Mass.,
are two volumes (I. and II.) of Notarial Records. In vol. i., fol. 5G, begins a
series of depositions and affidavits about the late John Barton of Salem, ances-
tor of many well known and important Salem people. The chief evidence is
that of Lydia Barton, who calls herself relict widow of Doctor John Barton,
formerly of Huntington, in the kingdom of England, more lately of Salem,
aforesaid, deceased. She deposes that her late husband came to New England
in 1G72, that he was married to the deponent 7 June, 1G75, that he was an apoth-
ecary by occupation at first and afterwards practised physic and chyrurgery,
that he departed this life in the Island of Barbados in December, 1G94, as she
was certainly advised, and that she had often heard him say in his lifetime that
he was the son of Mr. John Barton of Huntington, before mentioned, fell-
monger, and that he had several brothers, the names of three of whom, the
deponent well remembered, were Robert, Thomas and Furley, but that depo-
nent's husband, John Barton, was the eldest brother. She further deposed that
she had lawful issue by the said John Barton, five sons and one daughter, that
the two eldest, both whose names were John, after their father and grand-
father's names, died both iu infancy, so that there were surviving, Thomas,
Zacheus, Samuel and Elizabeth, of whom Thomas, the eldest surviving son of
the said Dr. John Barton, deceased, was, at the time of the affidavit, bound on
a voyage to Barbados and England.

The above affidavit was taken on the twenty-sixth or twenty-eighth day of
February, 1705 (6). Let me add that Mrs. Barton had been Lydia Roberts and
step-daughter of Mr. Moses Maverick of Marblehead. — Henry F. Waters.]

Thomas Coles, citizen and clothworker of London, 23 August 1672,
proved 7 September 1G72. To be buried in the middle aisle of the parish
church of St. Mary Islington, where I am now inhabitant. Wife Jane
Coles. Her daughter Anne Delaune. Wife's sister Mary Chipchase.
The five children of cousin Mr. Paul Pryaulx, William, Peter, Mary, Amee
and Jane. Cousin Elizabeth Ellis living iu the parish of Stepney, near
Ratcliffe Cross, and cousin Anne Adams, her sister, living in or near Plum-
sted in Kent. Friend Thomas Reynolds of Byfield iu the County of
Northampton and my cousin Edeth Reynolds, widow, his mother, and Edith
and Anne Reynolds, two of her daughters. Cousin Elizabeth Bellio, now
servant with Mr. Skinner, merchant in Augustine Friers in Loudon.
Judith Chipchase, daughter of the aforenamed Mary Chipchase. The
Parish of Morton Pinckney (Northampton) where I was born.

Eure, 109.

[The will of Paul Mercer (see Reg. for 1893, pp. 511-3; ante, pp. 784-6)
shows that Mary Chipchase was a daughter of Mercer's sister, Mrs. Judith
Johnson. Jane, another daughter, was referred to in Mercer's will as then
(1GG1) the relict of the late Gideon de Lawne". She must afterwards have
become the wife of Thomas Coles, as above. The will of Mrs. Mary Coqnell
alias Le Mercier, widow of Martin Vander Bist, of which a large summary is
given in the Register for January, 1895 (pp. 137-140; ante, pp. 985-8), should
be studied in connection with all the other Mercer and Pryaulx wills. She was
a sister of Paul Mercer, Judith Johnson, Hester Bachiler and others there


nftmod. In my note on page HO (of Reg. for Jan. 1805 ; ante, p. 088) I suggest
that those Mercers, or perhaps more properly Le Mcrciers, may have migrated
from France or the Channel Islands. I ought to have added that they may also
have been of Flemish origin. There was evidently a large migration (of Pro-
testants) from Flanders to England. The Registers of, Wills show this. I
believe the Houblon family (connected with the Mercers) was Flemish. — H.
F. Waters.]

James Clarke of East Farleigh, Kent, gen 1 , 13 July 1G14, proved 1
November 1614. Daughter Grace Clarke. I give to Abraham Preble,
my servant, five pounds aud to Anne Joye, my maid, forty shillings, to be
paid to every of them within two years after my decease. [ give to every
of my servants which serve me without wages five shillings apiece. And
to every one that serveth me for wages two shillings and six pence apiece,
in token of remembrance. Payment made to Margery Baker. And she
to have a dwelling in my house as before. The reparations of the church.
The poor of the parish. Mr. Basden minister. Son Edward. Wife Mary.
My two sisters (not named). I give unto Griffin Roches and Jane his
wife my house and orchard lying at Court wood gate iu the parish of Ilyn-
ton, to have and to hold to them during the life of the said Jane. And
after her death I give them to Weston Clarke and to his heirs for ever. I
give uuto Dolor Davis my servant my house and land lying in the parish
of Marden, the which is in the occupation of one Terrye. And after the
death of my wife Mary Clarke I give unto Weston Clarke all my lauds,
tenements and hereditaments lying in the parish of Ilynton (he paying to
his brethren to every one of them an hundred pouuds according to my last
will, for otherwise I know not how they shall be paid). Lawe, 118.

Abraham Preble of East Barming (Kent) husbandman, 12 April 1625,
proved 28 April 1625. My body to be buried in the church yard of East
Farleigh. To the poor of East Farleigh twelve shillings. To the poor of
East Barming eight shillings. To Mr. Basdeu minister of East Farleigh
fifteen shillings at the day of my burial. To the wife of Tobias Lowes,
with whom I live, for her pains she hath taken with me, four pounds. To
Annis Preble three pounds. To the three childreu of Mary Brodshew
widow twenty shillings apiece. I do make Mr. George Carpenter of East
Farleigh my executor. Mary Bradshawe a witness. Clarke, 37.

[In the will of James Clarke we have a number of New England names, viz.,
Abraham Preble, Weston Clarke and Dolor Davis. See also Ped. of Clerk in
Vis. of London (Harl. Soc. Pub., vol. xv., p. 172). — H. F. Waters.

Eben Putnam, editor of Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine, prints in
the number for September, 1805, page 253, an abstract of the will of Robert
Preble, who names among his children a son Abraham. The emigrant ancestor
of the New England Prebles bore the christian name of Abraham. He came to
this country with the "Men of Kent" and settled somewhere about the year
1036 at Scituate in Plymouth Colony. (See Rear Admiral Preble's Genealogy
of the Preble Family, Boston, 1868.) These wills may assist in tracing the
English ancestry of the New England family. The abstract of Robert Preble's
will is as follows. — Editor.]

Robert Preble of Denton, the elder, carpenter. Will dated 2 March,
1634; proved 7 July, 1635. Sou Robert Preble, £20. Son Abraham
Preble, £20. Daughter Elenor Benjamin, £6. Daughter Frances Jacob,
£8. Daughter Margaret Preble, £4. Brother Richard Preble and son
Robert Preble to be executors and they are authorized to sell house and
lands to meet the legacies.

Wit by Mary Bushell, Lawrence Carington. Arch. Kent., 69-85.


Rebecca Angell of London, wklow, 15 April 1676, with a codicil
added 9 May, proved 7 March 1 676. My burial to be with as much pri-
vacy as well may be and without charge of mourning, only that rings of
ten shillings apiece be given for a remembrance of me to every one of my
own brothers and sisters and to such as are or have been their wives or
husbands, and also to my sister Elizabeth Angell. widow to my cousin
William Angell, and to my sister Mary Ilocknell and to my cousin Michael
Harvey and his wife and my cousin William Harvey. And concerning my
estate I give the same wholly to my dear son William Angell &c, provided
that if he die before his age of eighteen years then I give the sum of fifty
pounds owing me by my brother Joshua Pordage to his sou, my cousin
George Pordage. I make and ordain my loving brother Henry Mellish
the executor of this my will, in trust only for my said son William Angell,
and do constitute my said brother the guardian of my said son, willing and
desiring him nevertheless, in the education and disposing of my said son, to
take the advice and direction of my loving cousins Mr. Michael Harvey and
Mr. William Harvey and my brother Mr. Walter Hampton and my said
brother Pordage.

In the Codicil Mrs. Angell desired that if her son William Angell should
depart this life before the age of eighteen years that then what estate she
hath left him, as in her will, shall be disposed of as followed), viz 1 she gives
to her sister Mary Steele wife to Sergeant William Steele one hundred
pounds, to Mr. Michael Harvey twenty pounds, to his brother Mr. William
Harvey twenty pounds, the rest to her brother Henry Mellish. Hale, 28.

[This will gives us a little more information about the English connections
of George Pordage of Boston (Mass.). whose father, we have already learned,
was Joshua Pordage.— H. F. Waters.]

George Alcock of the parish of St. Katherine Cree Church alias
Christ Church in London gen 1 , 27 February 1676, proved 9 March 1676.
I give &c. all my lands, tenements &c. wherein I am now possessed or
"interessed" in, or whereof I shall be possessed or interessed in, or which
shall come to me by virtue of any Grant or Patent to be made to me, situ-
ate in New England in the parts beyond the seas, in manner and form fol-
lowing: one moiety, or half part, to my cousin Benjamin Walker, citizen
and pewterer of London, to my brother John Alcock of New England,
merchant, one fourth part, to my kinsman Joshua Lamb one eighth part,
and the other eighth part to my brother Palsgrave Alcock and my five sis-
ters, Ann Williams the wife of John Williams, Sarah Whitman the wife of
Zachariah Whitman, Mary Lamb the wife of Joshua Lamb the father,
Elizabeth Alcock and Joanna Alcock and their heirs, equally to be divided
between them, to hold as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Of
my personal estate I give to my brother Zachariah Whitman ten pounds.
Like sums to my uncle John Edwards the elder and Mr. Peter Thacher.
To the church of Roxbury in New England five pounds. To the school
there five pounds. The residue to be divided equally among my brothers
and sisters. Benjamin Walker, Zachariah Whitman and Peter Thacher
to be executors.

Proved by the oaths of Benjamin Walker and Peter Thacher, two of the
executors named in the will, power reserved to grant similar commission
to Zachariah Whitman, the other executor named in the will, when he
should come to demand it. Hale, 28.

[One has only to refer to Savage's Gen. Diet, to learn who this George
Alcock was.— IL F. Waters.


George Alcock, grandfather of the testator, came in the fleet with Win-
throp, and was connected with the Dorchester and Koxbury churches, as deacon.
His w ill in H'>40 (REGISTER vol. ii., p. 104) leaves his property for education of
his children, among whom is specially mentioned his son John, whom he went
to England for. and brought to New England, educating him at Harvard.
John graduated in the class of 1G40; married, about 1G48, Sarah, daughter of

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