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of my mother Whiteing for term of her life (and after her decease be-
queathed to myself hy my father's last will). To Thomas my house at
Hadleigh (all these at twenty two) and all my interest iu the house called
the Saruson's Head or else a hundred pounds which I lent my brother
Payne of New England upon it, my son to have it at twenty two. To
John my son all my lands and mill in Langham and Raydon (at twenty
two). Eight hundred pounds to Thomas at four and twenty and five hun-
dred pounds to John (at same age). To my loving mother Whiteing twenty
pounds. To my mother ten pounds. Poor of Hadleigh. Wife Judeth to
be sole executrix and my brother Henry Whiteing and my cousin Thomas
Gates to be supervisors. Mr. Richardson and Richard Tilson of Hadleigh.
Wit. William Richardson and Nath. Gale. Rivers, 31.

[Brother Payne is Robert Paine, a younger brother of William, one of the
foremost business men in the Bay colony. Both were citizens of Ipswich, where
Robert was ruling elder in the church, and feoffee of the Grammar school. They
were sons of William Paine, of Nowton, in Suffolk. The late Henry W. Paine,
LL.D., the eminent Boston lawyer, derived descent from this family.

Geo. A. Gordon.]

John Prockter citizen and weaver of London, 11 November 1G48,
proved 5 March 1G48. If Elizabeth, my dear and loving wife, shall within
fourteen days next after my decease release and discharge to Henry Prock-
ter citizen and weaver of London (father of me the said John Prockter) all
that estate and jointure made unto my said wife by my said father, in and
by a certain Indenture bearing date 20 December 1645, made between the
said Henry Prockter on the one party and Edmund Staunton of Kingstone
upon Thames, Surrey, Doctor in Divinity, on the other party, then I do
give and bequeath to the said Elizabeth all my goods &c. in my house in
Cheapeside, London, and the one half of all my goods &c. whatsoever. The
other moiety to be divided into three parts, of which one third to my son
John another third to my son Henry and the other third I give as follow-
eth ; that is to say to my mother Jone Prockter three pounds (to buy her a
ring) to my three sisters Sarah, Mary and Hannah Prockter each of them
forty shillings (for rings) to my aunt Mary Pigeon five pounds, to my uncle
Thomas Prockter five pounds and the residue of this third part of the
moiety of my estate I give to my said son Henry. To wife Elizabeth
the twenty pounds now in the hands of her uncle Robert Staunton Esq. and
given to her by her late grandfather deceased. Fairfax, 29.

Henry Prockter, gen 1 , of Kensington, Middlesex, 27 September 1G50,
proved 17 October 1G50. My daughter iu law Elizabeth the wife of my
late son John Prockter. Four houses in Coleman Street, Loudon. My
wife Joane. My daughter Hannah Prockter. Seven houses in or near
Coleman Street. The house I now live in, in Kensiugton. My daughter
Sarah Prockter. My grandchild Henry Prockter. My sister Mary Pigeon.
My lease of ground in Wapping, parish of Stepney. My sister's son Thomas
Piggeon. Seven acres in Kensington I lately bought of George Harrison.
My brother Thomas Prockter. Francis Prockter my present servant. My
cousin Elizabeth Barnes and her four children. My grandchild John Prock-
ter. My sister Frances Willson. Ten pounds to the parish of Kensington
towards the building of a free school if begun within eighteen months after
my decease. Capt. John Stone, Mr. William Mountague, Mr. John Up-
cher and William Viner to be overseers. Wife Joane executrix. Dauiih-
ter Mary Rackster.

John Stone one of the witnesses. Pembroke, 153


Sarah Proctor, daughter of Henry Proctor late of Kensington, Mid-
dlesex, gentleman, 17 January 1653, declared and published 14 August
1654, proved 25 October 1654. To my mother Johauua Proctor fifty
pounds for a legacy and the ten pounds which I paid towards the building
of two new chambers in the house at Kensington and five pounds for
mourning. To my sister Hannah Tompson forty pounds and my chest of
drawers and one gold ring and live pounds for mourning. John Proctor
and Henry Proctor. My uncle Thomas Proctor and his nine children.
My aunt Mary Pigeon. Thomas Pigeon. My cousin Elizabeth Barnes.
My cousin Elizabeth Birdseye. My uncle Henry Whiting. My uncle
Samuel Slator. John Upcher and bis wife and two children John and
Samuel Upcher. Thomas Hodges minister of Kensington. Patience Chap-
man and her two daughters Hannah and Grace. I give unto Margaret
Cheevers widow ten pounds. To the poor of the church which my uncle
Slator is pastor of ten pounds. My brother Fr. Tompson. My brother
Jeremy Proctor to be executor and Francis Tompson and John Upcher

Wit. John Upcher, Peaceabl Power. Alchin, 9.

Johanna Proctor of Loudon, Widow, 23 April 1658, proved 3 April
1661. My grandchild Henry Procter at one and twenty. The children
of my daughter in law Hannah Thompson. Samuel and Francis the two
sons of my son in law Francis Thompson and of my said daughter in law
Hannah Thompson, his wife, at their ages of one and twenty years. My
sister Pigeon and my cousin Thomas Pigeon. My brother Thomas Proc-
ter and my cousin Frances his daughter. My sister Pigeon's daughter's
five children which she now hath. My grandchild John Procter. The
four daughters of Mrs. Patience Chapman widow, deceased. Mrs. Isabella
Simpson, widow. Mrs. Martha Davis, widow, and her four daughters.
Mr. Manning and his wife. My brother Slater minister at Katherine's
near the Tower. Mr. Kentish also minister there. Mr. Philip Nye the
elder and Mr. John Loder. I give unto Mrs. Chevers and her daughter
Hannah twenty pounds. Mrs. Gabell. Mrs. Knight, widow. Mr. Rich-
ard Legate. The poor of Kensington, Middlesex, for the buying of coals
to be distributed amongst the poor there. Mrs. Hodges wife of Mr.
Hodges, minister of Kensington. Mrs. Steele the wife of Mr. Lawrance
Steele of Kensington. My cousin Richardson. My brother Whitinge.
My sister Lawrance. Mrs. Birdsey. Mrs. Sweet, late of Kensington,
widow, and her daughter Hannah Sweet. Mr. Ragnor (Raynor?) minister
of Egham, Surrey. The son of Mrs. Archer, widow. I give unto Captain
John Stone forty pounds and to Mrs. Mary Stone his wife my best diamond
ring and my bible with silver clasps. I give unto Mrs. Mary Stone the
daughter of the said Captain Stone my ring with a great stone in it and my
little cabinet. I give unto my son in law Mr. Jeremiah Backster forty
pounds, viz* twenty pounds to be paid him by my son Francis Thompson
and Mr. John Upcher out of the rents &c. of my houses in Wapping and
twenty pounds out of my other estate. My grandchildren Charles and
Elizabeth Zinzon. To Mrs. Slater living in Clutched Fryers, London, the
wife of the brother of my said brother Slater, five pounds. To the poor
of the chinch whereof the said Mr. Nye is teacher and the said Mr. Loder
pastor, whereof I am a member, and not to the poor of the parish where
they preach, twenty pounds. The poor of St. Ollave's Southwark. The
poor of St. Katherine's near the lower and the poor of the particular


church or congregation whereof my said brother Slater is pastor. Mr.
George Cooper a scholar of the University of Oxford. The poor of St.
Stephen's Colman Street. My body to be buried in Bartholomew's near
the Exchange, London, or at Kensington. I do make and ordain the said
Captain John Stone sole executor and my said son in law Jeremiah Bax-
ter, Mr. Francis Thompson and the said Mr. John Upcher overseers.

May, 60.

Henry Whiting of Ipswich, Suffolk, gen 1 , 22 March 1685, with a codi-
cil bearing date 13 March 1686, proved 11 May 1687. To my daughter
Mrs. Mary Blomfield three hundred pounds, to be secured for her sole and
separate use and dispose. To my grandson Henry Blomfield one hundred
pounds. To my son Peyton Ventris Esq. and to my daughter Margaret
his wife my manors of Waylands and of Ipswich Atwards ah St. Peters
and all that messuage, with the garden, orchard and appurtenances, now iu
the occupation of the said Peyton Ventris, and all other manors, messuages,
lands &c. that I lately purchased and were formerly the estate of Edward
Mann Esq. deceased. I give to the said Peyton Ventris my messuage and
lands in Wenhain Parva, Suffolk, now in the occupation of John Gentry.
Provision made for Henry Parsons and my daughter Christian his wife and
the daughter of the said Henry which he now hath by the said Christian.
My three daughters Mary, Margaret and Judith. I give to Judith my
messuage, lands, &c, both freehold and copyhold, in Brornford, Suffolk. I
give to my sister in law Mrs. Lawrence ten pounds. I give to Mrs. Thomp-
son the wife of Francis Thompson, merchant, ten pounds. I give to George
Cooper, clerk, ten pounds and to my cousin Robert Paine ten pounds and
to the son of my nephew Thomas Whiting deceased ten pounds, to buy
each of my aforesaid cousins pieces of plate in remembrance of me. I give
to Mr. Raymer (or Raynier) minister of St. Lawrence Parish three pounds
and to the poor of the parish five pounds. My cousin Lawrence Stisted.
I give my house wherein I dwell at Ipswich and my shipping, plate, house-
hold stuff, moneys and the rest and residue of my estate to be equally divided
among my three daughters (as above). I do require all my daughters and
their respective husbands and their heirs to convey and release all their
right in the houses and tenements in Coggeshall, Fssex, to such persons as
shall be interested in the same under a sale I formerly made of them. I
make and appoint my son Peyton Vendris executor.

Among the witnesses were George Raymond and Mathew Harrison.

Foot, 70.

Nicholas Stanton of Ipswich, Suffolk, clerk, 9 November 1648,
proved 14 February 1649. I will and bequeath to my executors all that
land &c. which I lately purchased of Henry Stanton of Fritton, lying in
the same town in the County of Norfolk, containing about thirty acres, to
be by them sold for the payment of my debts and legacies, within one year
after my decease, in the church porch of Stratton Mihills (Michaels) in the
Co. of Norfolk, to such of those persons that live and have their abode in
the said County, viz' to my kinsman William Sabbourne twenty pounds,
part of it a debt due from my father to him and part of it promised by my
father to him as a gift and legacy from him, to my sister Margaret Stanton
fifty pounds, being that portion of money which my father intended for her
if his estate would reach it, to Mary my wife twenty pounds which I had
of her, which she intended for the use and behoof of George Cooper her


son. I give to the poor of Margaret's parish, Ipswich, ten pouuds, five
pounds of it to be la.ii 1 out in bibles for distribution and five pounds in
money. The poor of Stratton JMihills. To the Library in Ipswich five
pounds. To my mother in law Elizabeth Stanton, now living in Hemp-
nail, Norfolk, ten pounds. To my mother in law Whiteing, to Mrs. Eliza-
beth Stebbiuii of Braudestou and to Mr. Thomas Waterhouse, living there
also, forty shillings apiece. To my kinsman William Sabborne ten pounds.
To my cousin Stauton's son of Fritton forty shillings. To Daniel Ray the
son of Daniel Ray of Ipswich forty shillings. To my aunt Cooper, living
in Ilingham in Norfolk, forty shillings. To Joseph Moyse or his wife,
living in New England, forty shillings. To my kinswoman Judith Smith
the late wife of Henry Smith, living in New England, ten pounds. To her
five children Judith, John, Elizabeth, Henry and Daniel, forty shillings
apiece. To Mary my wife twenty pounds to be according to her discretion
laid out or distributed for the good of the Plantation of New England in
the general or to such particular persons living there as she think fit. To
my brother Robert Stanton, living in Norwich, or the heir male of his
body, forty pounds. To my brother Samuel Stanton ten pounds. To my
brother Henry Stanton thirty pounds. These brothers to release all their
title in the lands in Fritton bequeathed to my executors. Mr. Christopher
Vyu of Stratton Michills. To Henry Stanton my youngest brother all my
houses and tenements, with all my free and copyhold lands in Stratton
Peters and Stratton Michaells, Norfolk, upon condition that he pay the fol-
lowing gifts and legacies ; to my sister Elizabeth, to my sister Judith, to my
brother Robert, to my brother Samuel, to my sister Frances (sundry speci-
fied gifts). And the said Henry shall pay to Nicholas Stanton, eldest son
of my brother Robert, thirty pounds, at his age of one and twenty years,
and to the other two children of the said Robert twenty pounds apiece, at
their ages of one and twenty. The children of my sister Judith. To
George Cooper, my wife's sou, all my printed books, when he shall accom-
plish the age of one and twenty. In the mean time I commit them into the
hands of Mary my wife.

Wit: Matthew Lawrence, Ben Wade. Pembroke, 31.

An abstract of this will was printed in Emmerton & Waters's Gleanings, pages
117 and 118. We copy from that book the following annotation :

" The mention made by this testator of his mother-in-law "Whiteing identifies
him as the Nicholas Stanton who is shewn in the Candler Mss. to have mar-
ried Mary, one of three daughters of John Whiting of Hadleigh, Co. Suffolk, and
sister of Ann, who, with her husband, came to New England and settled in
Ipswich. It also enables us to suggest a probable misreading on the part of
that eminent antiquary, M r Joseph Hunter, or else a misprint in his article on
Suffolk Emigrants in Mass. Hist. Coll., Third Series, Vol. X., p. 171 ; for it will
be noticed that Mr. Stanton iu his will mentions his Avife Mary's son George
Cooper, while according to M r Hunter's paper Mrs. Stanton's first husband was
a George Compe. Her brother Henry Whiting is said to have been Portman of
Ipswich. It will be recalled that John Sparhawke of Great Cosrgeshall in his
will (q. v.) speaks of his cousin Whiting of Ipswich. According to Candler (N.
E. Hist. Gen. Reg., IV., 180), Henry Whiting, Portman of Ipswich, married
Mary daughter of Robert Crane of " Coxhall" by wife Mary daughter of Samuel
Sparhawke of Dedham.

The M r Thomas Waterhouse, mentioned, had been educated at the Charter
House, London, and afterwards at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, was a school-
master at Dorchester (Mass.), 1639 : by wife Ann daughter of John Mayhew of
Coddenham, Co. Suffolk, had a daughter Ann born here, bapt. 7 March, 1641,
returned to England, became master of the Grammar School at Colchester, re-
maining there until the close of 1647. He must next, as the will shows, have been


at Braudeston, Co. Suffolk, but ultimately settled at Ash Bocking, five or six
miles from Braucleston and within a mile or two of Coddenham. He Avas ejected
by the Act of Uniformity 1GG2 aud died at Creting 1G79 or 1680 at the age of
almost eighty. The well-known "alem family of Rea or Ray are descended
from a Daniel Kay who was of Plymouth 1G31 and removed to Salem. His sou
Joshua married Sarah Waters (not a daughter of Richard, as Savage suggests).
Bethia Ray a sister of Joshua became the wife of the famous Capt. Thomas

Joseph Moyse was of Salisbury, N. E., where his wife Hauuah died 1G55.
Henry Smith was entered as a passenger for New England in the Diligent, 1638,
with his wife, three sons and two daughters (without naming either wife or
children). The Avill supplies the deficiency. Mr. Smith was a freeman 1639,
representative 1641, removed to Rehoboth 1643 and died there 1649. His will
dated 3 Nov., 1647 (Inventory taken 21-10mo -1649), mentions sous Henry and
Daniel, daughter Judith and brother Thomas Cooper, and appointed his wife
executrix. The witnesses were Stephen Paine, Thomas Cooper and Joseph
Peck. The will of his widow, Mrs. Judith Smith, was dated 24 Oct., 1650, and
named son Henry, daughter Judith, son and daughter Hunt, son John's three
children, son Daniel and the three children of her son Hunt. The witnesses
were John Pecke and Magdalen Smith. These two wills seem to account for
all the five children named by their kinsman Stanton and brought over in the
Diligent; for John Smith had married and got three children, and Elizabeth
was probably the wife of a (Peter?) Hunt; Henry Smith, jr., also married and
had issue; while Daniel became a very important citizen, filling the offices of
repesentative 1672, Assistant 1679, and Councillor in the government of New
England under Sir Edmund Andros, 1687. He married 20 Oct., 1659, Esther
daughter of Francis Checkering. Thomas Cooper, of Rehoboth, witness to the
will of Henry Smith aud appraiser of the estate of the widow Smith, came over
also in the Diligent 1638 from Old Hingham, and was doubtless a relative of
Mrs. Stanton's former husband and of the ' aunt Cooper ' spoken of by M r Stan-
ton as living in Hingham."

[The names Nicholas and Henry do not appear in the nomenclature of the
early New England Stantons. There was a Robert Stanton, from Dorchester,
a soldier in the King Philip war. Another Robert Stanton is on record at New-
port, It. I., as a Quaker, from whom descended Edwin M. Stanton, U. S. Secre-
tary of War, 1863-8. Thomas Stanton, of Connecticut, the famous Indian
interpreter, named his youngest sons, Robert and Samuel.

Joseph Moyse's name occurs among the 1639 settlers at Salisbury.

" Henry Smith, living in New England," is the well known Henry of Dedham,
where he was Freeman 1639 and representative 1641. An abstract of his will
and of his widow's, Judith, may be found in the Register, vol. iv., pp. 318-20.
His son, Henry jr., dwelt at Rehoboth, was representative 1662, '67 aud '68,
and died 1676. His son, Daniel, was also of Rehoboth, where he was an in-
fluential citizen, representative 1672-8, Assistant 1G72, and a member of the
Council, 1687, under Gov. Andros. Dr. Nathan Smith, founder of the Medical
department of Dartmouth College and professor at Yale and Bowdoin, was a
descendant of this family. — Geo. A. Gordon.]

Matthew Lawrence of Ipswich, Suffolk, clerk, 19 February, 1651,
proved 20 May, 1652. To my two daughters Elizabeth and Margaret
Lawrence my house in Grantham &c. which my father-in-law Mr. William
Wickliffe did purchase of Mrs. Peregrine Buck and did give and bequeath
unto my late wife (his daughter) and to her heirs forever. To my said
(laughters two hundred and fifty pounds apiece, to be paid to my friend Mr.
Francis Bacon of Ipswich for their benefit. To wife Judith my houses
and lands in Westleton, Suffolk, which I lately purchased of Mr. John
Barker of Ipswich, to enjoy for and during her natural life and then to my
two daughters Judith and Mary Lawrence aud to the heirs of their bodies
lawfully begotten, failing which to my brother Charles Lawrence of Over-
Btandon in Bedfordshire and to his heirs forever. Wife Judith to be sole
executrix. Lawrence Saudon and his brother and sisters. My brother



Bedford. My two sisters. My cousins Maurice Berry and his wife. Six
daughters of ray sister Berry. John Whiting my wife's son. Robert How.
Thomas Whitinge. To the Library of Ipswich two pounds. My cousin
Stansby. Elizabeth Lawrence ray brother's daughter. Robert Standby
one of the witnesses. A debt due from cousin Gates. Bowyer, 118.

[In Harleian MS. G071, British Museum (the well-known Candler MS.), fo.
19li (fo. 383 originally), is a pedigree of Whiting which I give below, with
such additions as I am warranted in making by the preceding wills and from
the wills of Joseph and Marcaret Waite given in my Gleanings for July, 1S92
(Reg. Vol. 46, pp. 318-319; ante, pp. 588-589).— Henry F. Waters.]

WHITING of Boxford=

Henry, s.p.

John Whiting of Hadleigh=Rose, dau. of

(Will 10:17.) William Fisher

of Buers.

John Whiting=Judith, dan. of John=
of Hadleign. Harrison of Sudbury,
(Will, 1044-5.) eleik.

Matthew Lawrence

town preacher of


3d husband.

Robert Howe
of Sudbury.

Henry Whiting:
Port man of
(Will, 10S7.)

Thomas=. .

a son.


John. Anne.

Robert Howe.

Margaret Lawrence=Joseph Waite of
(Will, 1075.) Sproughton,

Sun"., Clerk.
(Will, 1671.)

prob. other issue.

Maiy= Blomfield.

Henry Blomfield.




Margaret. Christian. Elizabeth. Judith.

Peyton Ven- Henry

tris, Esq. Parsons.

David Wood=Rose Whiting=Henry Proctor.

a citizen
of London.
1st husband.

2d husband. (Will, 1050.)

Anne=Robert Payne

second wife.
(Will, 1001.)

They went into
New England.



Hannah Proctor=Francis Tompson.

r~ i

Samuel Thompson. Francis Thompson.

Mary, married first,
George Cowp< r :
second, Nicholas
Stanton, clerk;
(Will, 1049-50.)
third, Samuel Slater,
clerk. By first hus-
band she had a son
George Cowper or Cooper'

William Littlebury of Dedham, Essex, 20 July 1571, proved 26
January 1575. To be buried iu the aisle within Dedham Church "whereas''
I have used commonly to sit. To wife Bridget, for term of her life, my
now dwelling house in Dedham and all other my messuages, lands &c. in
Dedham aforesaid and in Stratford, Suffolk. Messuages and lands in Arde-
ley, Essex. A messuage in Much Bromley, Essex, called Morant's, now
in the tenure and occupation of John Stone. To cousin Edward Little-
bury (of Gray's Inn) son of Ilumfrey Littlebury of Hagwordiugham in
Lincolnshire lately deceased the manor of Netherhall in Bradfeild, Wrab-
nes, Misley and Maningtree, Essex; but if the said Edward die without
issue of his body lawfully begotten I bequeath my manor of Nethershall in
Bradfield, and my houses and lands before given to wife Bridget, unto


Thomas Appleton of Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, gentleman, and to the
use of the said Thomas, my late wife's hrother, and to the heirs of his body
lawfully begotten forever. I give my messuage called Ragmershe &c. in
Bradfield and Wrabnes, Essex, to Edward Waldegrave of Lawford, Essex,
esq. and to Edward Waldgrave his son and heir aud to Robert Gurdon of
Asson, Suffolk, Esq. and to John Gurdon his son and to William Carnall
of Much Bromley, Essex, Esq., to William Butter of Dedham clothier and
Peirs Butter his son, to Rafe Starlinge, Robert Starlinge and Richard
Starlinge his son, John Browne the elder and John Brown his son, Michael
Upcher and Richard Upcher his son, Henry Shereman the elder and Henry
Sherman the younger, with Edmond Sherman his brother, to Lewys Spar-
hawke and Nathaniel Sparhawke his son, to John Upcher, Robert Buskyn,
John Wood and Richard Wood his son of Dedham, to them and their heirs
for ever as ffeoffees in trust, as by a deed dated . . . . 1571 more at
large may appear, to the use of this my last will. Whereas the Township
of Dedham hath a fair school house builded, with a house joined to the
same meet for a schoolmaster to dwell in, given by one Dame Jone Clarke
to that use, and no living pertaining — (then follow certain provisions for
the yearly stipend of the schoolmaster — for poor children of Dedham, Ard-
ley, Much Bromley aud Bradfield in Essex and Stratford in Suffolk).
Provisions for poor in alms houses. Provision for poor young men to be
brought up in the science of clothmaking to be assisted therein by loans.
Ten pounds to be put into the church hutch of Dedham, called God's Chest,
for the sustentation, relief and help of the blind, sick and lame of Dedham
or of such strangers as by chance may happen to fall sick in the said town,
going by the way and being poor. Reference to will of Robert Legate
late of Ipswich, my late predecessor. Elizabeth Habberden my second wife's
niece, at marriage or age of three and twenty. John Habberden her broth-
er and my second wife's nephew. Jone Lufkyn sometime my maid now
wife to William Lufkyn vicar of Boxsted in Essex. William Lufkyn my
godson, son to Thomas Lufkyn of Boxford in Suffolk. His eldest brother
Thomas Lufkyn who was brought up with me. Jone Lufkyn wife of
Thomas Lufkyn of Boxford. The children of Humfrey Hill and Jone his
wife late dwelling in Ardley, now deceased, viz. Thomas, Stephen, Fran-
ces, Anne, Margaret aud Grace Hills. To Mary Appleton daughter to my
brother Thomas Appleton of Little Waldingfield in Suffolk, gentleman,
fifty pounds at day of marriage or age of eighteen. To Mrs. Margery
Waldegrave the daughter of Edward Waldgrave of Lawford, Essex, fifty

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