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lings apiece, to buy them gloves with. My brother Thomas Sebborn. My
brother Edward Bently. The poor of Langham. My brother Henry Feun
of Dedham to be sole executor.

Commission issued (at above date) to Bartholomew Wall and Anna his
wife. Anthony Boggis and Susan his wife, daughters natural and lawful of
the testatrix, to administer according to the tenor of the will for the reason
that Henry Fenn expressly renounced the trust. Fairfax, 16.

Thomas Gippes of Langham, Essex, gentleman, 1 January 1G52,
proved 12 May 1G53. All my houses, lands and tenements in Thirston,
Bayton and Tostocke, Suffolk, to wife Mary (for life) and after her de-
cease to John Wall of Broomeley, Essex, clerk, Daniel Wall of Stratford,
Suffolk, clothier, and Thomas Brandeston of Langham aforesaid, gentle-
man, my brothers, and to Daniel Wall of Stratford, son of the said Daniel
Wall my brother, to be sold by them or any two of them within one year
after the death of Mary my said wife and the moneys thereof arising to be
divided among my children Thomas, Henry, Nicholas and Elizabeth Gippes,
Thomas to have a double portion. My messuage or tenement, with garden, &c.
in Cook Row, Bury St. Edmunds, in occupation of Nicholas Batteley apothe-
cary, my messuage in Southgate street in Bury St. Edmonds, in occupation of
one Edward Taylor, and my other houses, lands &c. in Bury St. Edmunds
to wife Mary to he sold for payment of my debts, only ten pounds thereof
to be first paid to my son in law Robert Manning, he first sealing and de-
livering to her a release of all actions, legacies, debts and demands. The
overplus to said wife Mary whom I make &c. sole executrix.

Brent, 23.

Robert Wortham of Braintree, Essex, grocer, 16 June 1656, proved
23 February 1657. I desire Mr. Samuel Collyns, minister of Braintree,
to preach at my funeral. To my loving wife Judith. My cousin John
Sparhawke and James, Mary and John, his three children. To John
Clarke, the son of my kinsman John Clarke, at one and twenty. Joseph
Taylor the son of my kinsman John Taylor. My sister in law Martha
Mann shall have the interest of the forty pounds which Rice Thursby of
Braintree, gen 1 ., doth owe unto me. To my kinsman Richard Wortham of
Braintree the house wherein I now dwell, called the Swan, and a butcher's
stall in the market place, to the said Richard and his lawfully begotten
heirs, with remainder to James Sparhawke, the son of my kinsman John
Sparhawke, and to John Clarke, the son of my kinsman James Clarke, and
to their heirs forever. I give to James Wall the son of my kinswoman
Elizabeth Wall the sum of ten pounds to be paid when he shall accom-
plish his age of one and twenty years. I give unto my brother in law
Daniel Wall forty shillings. To Elizabeth Johnson, the daughter of my
kinsman Henry Johnson, ten pounds at one and twenty. .My nephew
Richard Wortham to be sole executor. And I do also resign to my execu-
tor my executorship of the last will and testament of James Sparhawke
late of Braintree gen 1 , deceased. Wootteu, 182.

Bartholomew Wall of Blakenam upon the Waters, Suffolk, yeoman,
1 1 March 1672, proved 23 April 1673. To my dear and loving wife Susan
one hundred and fifty pounds, according to an agreement before marriage,
also a silver tankard as a further token of my love. To my two daughters
Mary and Martha Wall all my lands and tenements in Biadfield, Essex,


these to be sold and the money arising therefrom divided, but Mary to have
one hundred pounds more than Martha. To my daughter Susan Wall all
my land in Dedliam or Langham, Essex. I give unto my daughter Anna
Jacob, living in New England the sum of ten pounds, to be paid within
eighteen months. My daughter Mary Wall to be sole executor.

John Wall one of the witnesses. "ye, ol.

Susan Bantoft of Ipswich, 5 July 1G7G, proved 7 November 1676.
To George and Edmond Boggas, two of the sons of John Boggas deceased,
brother to my former husband Anthony Boggas, ten pounds each. To Sarah
and Elizabeth the two daughters of .Alary Sparrow deceased, my former
husband's sister, five pounds each. To Mary Crouch wife of Samuel
Crouch of Colchester five pounds. To the four children of Samuel Salter
of Dedliam which he had by Abigail Salter five pounds apiece at eighteen.
To William Bentley son of my brother William Bentley ten pounds at
twenty-four. To the four daughters of my said brother, Sarah Arnall ten
pounds, Mary Bentley twenty pounds, Anne Bentley twenty pounds and
Margaret Bentley ten pounds.

To Mary Wall one of the daughters of Ann Wall, my sister deceased,
fifty pounds, to Martha Wall her sister thirty pounds and to another daugh-
ter of my sister Anne Wall, in New England, late Anne Jacob, ten pounds.
To Susanna Wall, another daughter, fifty pounds.

Elizabeth Bantoft. my husband's daughter. John Bentley son of Edmond
Bentley of Langham deceased. Samuel Bantoft son of Jonathan Bantoft.
Samuel Bantoft, my husband's son. Thomas Bantoft, my husband's -son,
his wife and four children. Cousin John Rayner and Mary Chaplyn, chil-
dren of Margaret Rayner, my sister deceased. The poor of St. Margaret's
parish, Ipswich. To Mr. Owen Stockton five pounds. The residue to my
husband Thomas Bantoft and he to be executor.

Book Fauconberge, Leaf 259.
Suffolk Wills (at Ipswich).

[I was first indebted to Dr. J. J. Muskett for reference to this will and its
mention of the Wall family. Later, when in Ipswich myself examining the
■wills there, I came upon it once more and added to my former notes received
from Dr Muskett. H. F. Waters.]

John Wall of Stratford, Suffolk, clothier, 26 March 1678, proved 3
June 1678. To dear and loving wife Debora all those lauds and tenements
settled upon her according to agreements upon marriage. To my son
Nicholas, after my wife's decease, those lands ayd tenements, now in the
tenure of William Cooper, in Stratford, and also three hundred pounds at
the age of two and twenty. To my eldest son Daniel Wall my lands and
tenements in Dengy Hundred. I give him also my " Cofuonteere plonkets"
to be delivered him by my executors immediately after my decease if he
goes not beyond sea in my life-time and receive them by my order. To
him also four hundred pounds when he shall have served out his apprentice-
ship, provided that his master, and my loving brother, Mr. Edmund Shear-
man give in to my executors my bond I gave to him for his truth. To
son John my mansion house that I dwell in, my woad-house, with fatts and
coppers &c. (and other real estate and money). To daughter Deborah
three hundred pounds at day of marriage or age of one and twenty. A
similar bequest to daughter Elizabeth. To son Bartholomew the house
and lands which I lately bought of Richard Havens, called Thorpe's, in


Stratford (and other real estate and money). To son Samuel my lands
&c. in Awdly Essex (and other gifts). To wife my lands &c. in Fingerego
which were surrendered to me by one Samuel Makeing (Makin). Son
John shall have sole management of my concerns in Brantham. To Samuel
Backler (and others). My sister Fenne. Wife Deborah and son John to
be executors and Mr. John Maxey and my brother in law Mr. Nathaniel
Shearman to be supervisors. Reeve, 71.

Deborah Wall of Brantham, Suffolk, widow, 31 August 1684, proved
9 July 1685. Son John Wall to be sole executor. My sons Nicholas and
Bartholomew and my two daughters shall be paid their portions given them
by their father's will. To my grand daughter Anna Wall five pounds. To
my sister Fenn ten shillings. Wit : Nathaniel Sherman, John Hobert,
Ester Fenn. Cann, 94.

William Gkigle ah. Grigges of Brancktree, Essex, yeoman, 18 Octo-
ber 1575, proved 10 June 1577. To be buried in the church or church-
yard there. Lands and tenements in Booking. Wife Alice to have lands,
tenements &c. in Braintree except certain lands and tenements called
Boram's and Marshall's and one orchard called the Cheker Orchard where-
upon one barn and other edifices are now newly builded by John Mott my
wife's eldest son. To Adrian Smart all my lands and tenements in Stysted,
Essex, called Gull's. Servant John Bragge. Friend Jefferv Caldwell of
London. Wife Alice to be executrix and Robert Gierke, gen 1 ., steward to
the Right Hon. Sir Robert Rich, knight, Lord Rich, and John Goodaye
the elder to be overseers. Daughtry, 22.

Alice Grigle otherwise Grigges of Branktree, Essex, widow, 22
February 1577, proved 16 February 1584. My body to be buried in the
parish church or churchyard or Branktree. I give and bequeath unto John
Motte my son one field or croft of laud lying in Bocking, by the high way
side leading from Branktree towards Coggeshall, containing by estimation

three acres and a half, late purchased of Dryland, as the same is

now in the manurance* or occupation of the said John Motte, to have and
to hold the said field or croft during the term of his natural life; and after
his decease the said field or croft shall remain unto John Smarte, son of
Adrian Smarte, and to his heirs and assigns forever. I give, devise and
bequeath unto Mark Motte my son all those my messuage, lands, tenements
&c. &c. in Bocking and Branktree, or elsewhere in Essex, which sometime
were of Raphe Rocheford, citizen and grocer of London, or of Jane Roche-
ford his daughter deceased, and which were late purchased of Stephen
Craske, citizen and vintner of London, to have and to hold forever. I give
to the said Mark Mott my son that my messuage wherein I now dwell, called
the White Greyhound, and two tenements adjoining on either side of the
said messuage, one of which is a new house and the other was late in the
occupation of Philip Ingram als. Wylson (and other estate including ten
acres of land) in Branktree, and a parcel of pasture, sometime Dorwardes,
in Bocking, near unto Bocking End, by the highway side leading from Bock-
ing to Reyne. To John Motte my son one other croft containing by esti-
mation three acres, sometime Dorwarde's, and another parcel called the Harp,

* This word was used in its original and proper signification of cultivation, or tillage.
Manure is simply the English form of manoeuvre.— H. F. W.


with a "Chaceway" adjoining, lying in Booking, to hold during his life,
and after his decease the said croft or chaceway shall wholly remain and
come unto Adryane Smarte, son of Adryane Smarte. I give and bequeath
unto Mary, Alice and Katherine, daughters of the said Adryan Smarte
(certain household stuff). I give and bequeath unto John, son of the said
Marke Motte my son, twenty pounds to be paid unto him at his age of
twenty four years. Also I give unto every other child which the said
Marke my sou shall have born aud living at the time of my decease twenty
pounds, at their several ages .of twenty four years. And I give &c. unto
Peter, John and Adrian, sons of the said Adrian Smarte, twenty pounds
apiece, at their several ages of twenty four years. The residue to my son
Mark whom I make sole executor &c.
Rob u ' Stanton one of the witnesses.

File 1584, Com. of London (Essex and Herts).

Adrean Smart of Brainktree, Essex, yeoman, 23 December 1583,
proved 2 April 1584. Wife Margery. The tenement wherein I now dwell
and that in the occupation of Alexander Browne. My tenement called the
Swan. My son Peter Smart. My son John. My son Adrian. My brother
Thomas Smart. My three daughters, Mary, Alice and Katherine Smart.
My stall place which I have usually occupied on market days. Money
received to the use of my three daughters from Alice Grigges, widow, my
wife's mother. I will that John Sperhawke shall hold my shop belonging
to the Swan according to a former grant made to him by James Wedon.
I make and ordain Margery my wife my only executrix. And I will that
she shall find Thomas Smart my brother sufficient meat, drink, lodging and
apparel &c. And I ordain my brothers in law John Mott and Mark Mott
my supervisors. Butts, 35.

Robert Mott, one of the aldermen of the town of Colchester, 31 May
1603, proved 27 April 1604. Wife Anne shall have her dwelling in the
house that I do now inhabit and dwell in, during the time of her widow-
hood (». e. certain portions of it set forth and described). Son William shall
occupy certain portions in common with her. The next house, called the
Crown, wherein Robert Hayward now dwelleth. To wife such household
stuff &c. as were hers before I married her. My executor shall pay unto
her twenty pounds for Thomas Walker.

Item, as I have always heretofore wished well to the good estate of the
Corporation of Colchester and now being much grieved for some unkind
dissension lately risen there, so, as a fellow feeling member of that body,
I do heartily desire their peace and unity, and to that end and as a token
of my well meaning to them all do give and bequeath to the Bailiffs and
Commonalty of the said town a piece of plate to be delivered unto them by
the discretion of the said William Mot, my executor, so as before the deliv-
ery and receipt thereof thereby by some good means a charitable reconciliation
made among them, which plate, my meaning is, shall be used in their great
chamber at their Moot hall where they are appointed to have their diet at
their Assemblies, aud so to continue there to that use forever. To my son
Thomas the house that my son William now dwelleth in, called the Bull &c.
and the house and ground at Barfolde (Bergholt?), which I bought of M r .
Shirlock, and the wood, called Poor's wood, in Barfold, which I bought of
my father in law Mr. Robert Mydleton the elder, aud the moor now in the
occupation of George Sutton, and two tenements in East Street which I


bought of my father in law Mr. Mi<lleton and now in the occupation of
Michael Arnould. Other bequests to him (among other things "my birde
carpet"). I give to my brother Hilles and my sister and Giles Marsh and
Mary Marsh twenty pounds amongst them to be divided as my brother
Hilles thinketh best. Thomas Winiffe to whom I forgive the ten pounds
lent him to buy his house at Lanham withall. To Doctor Harris, Mr.
Lewis, Mr. Newcombe and my brother Clay, either of them forty shillings
apiece. To ray brother Cuttle if he be living. To my sister Mydleton, my
aunt Raynoldes, my sister Stevens, my brother and sister Steele and my
son Harmonson and his wife, either of them, a gold ring, price twenty shil-
lings. Residue to son William, whom I do ordain and make my sole execu-
tor. And I do appoint and desire my loving friends Robert Mydleton the
younger, gen 1 ., and Richard Symnell gent, to be overseers. Harte, 35.

John Smarte of Branktrye, Essex, yeoman, 7 June 1604, proved 14
July 1604. Wife Thomazine. Free lands and tenements in Bocking.
Adrian, my second son. I do devise my messuage or tenement wherein I
now dwell to my uncle Mott for seven years, towards the performance of
this my will. I do devise all and every my customary lands and tenements
in Branktrye unto my said uncle Mark Mott for seven years &c. &c. I do
give unto the child that my wife now goeth withal (if she be with child) one
hundred marks in manner following; forty pounds thereof remaining in the
hands of my wife's father John Curd of Sudbury, being part of my wife's
portion which he promised me with her in marriage, to be paid to her from
him within one year after my decease to the use of her child, if she be
with child &c, and twenty six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence,
residue of the said sum of one hundred marks &c. Provision for the
wardship of eldest son, John Smarte. My uncle Marke Motte to be sole
executor. My four children named John, Adrian, Mary and Elliuor

Wit: Peter Smartt, Richard Owtinge and Erasmus Sparhawk.

Harte, 70.

John Gale of St. Leonard within the liberty of Colchester, Essex,
mariner, 23 May 1606, proved 2 July 1606. John Mott the son of my
brother John Mott of Much Wigburrowe P>ssex. Bridget Adams a/s. Mott
the daughter of my said brother Mott. Marcy and Mary Mott two other
of his daughters. George and Bridget Adams the children of the said
Bridget. Johan Saraon als. Miller of Much Wigborowe my sister. My
tenement &c. in Peldon Essex. William Samon her son and Robert and
Anne Samon her children. My wife Katheriue. George Adams the elder
of Aberton Essex yeoman. Matthew Pickors my wife's grandchild. Susan
Lambert another of my wife's grandchildren. Elizabeth Godsalle my
wife's daughter. Stafford, 58.

Catherine Gale of St. Leonard's (as above), widow, 28 November
1606, proved 19 December 1(506. My two daughters Mary Dinbye and
Elizabeth Godsall. My grandchild Matthew Pickas. My grandchild Susan
Lambert. My ketch or ship called the Elizabeth of Colchester. My cousin
Susan Bragge wife of John Foorde of Brightlingsea Essex. My cousin
Unitye Kinge (female). My cousin Jasper Randall of St. Leonard's.
John Dinby and my said daughter Mary his wile. Her two children.

Stafford, 91.


Samuel Hilles of Christ Church London, merchant tavlor, 17 June
1609, proved 20 July 1609. To be buried in the parish church of Christ
Church where my late wife lieth buried. The poor of Much Taye in Essex
where I was born. The children of my cousin Thomas Hilles, citizen and
merchant tavlor of London. Four of the youngest of my brother Thomas
Hill's children. The children of my cousin William Mott of Colchester,
Essex, geu*. I give to my cousin Thomas Mott all such household stuff as
the aforesaid William Mott hath of mine in his hands, amounting to the
sum of seventeen pounds fourteen shillings or thereabouts. My cousin
Thomazine Greene wife of Richard Greene joiner. My tenement at Stoke
Newingtou, Middlesex. My grandchild Mary Marsh at twenty one or «,ay
of marriage. My tenement called the Blue Anchor in Mark Lane, Lon-
don. Giles Marsh, my grandchild, at one and twenty. My two tenements
in Aldersgate Street, London, which I hold of Mr. William Gregory of
Coventry, gen 1 ., and his wife. Thomas Sparke citizen and merchant taylor
of Loudon. My cousin William Mott aud my cousin Thomas Hills to be
my executors. Dorset. 75.

Mark Mott of Braintree, f^ssex, gen 1 ., 1 March 1636, proved 7 May
1638. The poor of Bocking and of Braintree. Eldest son Jolm Mott to
ratify and confirm a jointure of the manor of Shimpling Hall, Norfolk,
and the laud thereunto belonging unto Alice Mott, wife of the said John
Mott. Daughter Sara Wolrich. My cousin Collyns, minister of Brain-
tree. My cousin Wharton, minister of Felsted. Every one of my chil-
dren. Mark Draper, son of Alice Draper, my grandchild. My son Adrian
Mott to be sole executor.

Wit : Thomas Jekyll, Richard Outing and Nicholas Jekyll.

Lee, 60.

[I have already given in the Register for July 1892 (Vol. 46. pp. 320-323;
ante, pp. 590-593) a large abstract of the will of Mark Mott, D.D., rector of
Rayue Parva in the County of Essex, who was a son of the above testator and
who named a lot of relatives, among others Dorothy the wife of John Taylccott.
Samuel Collins the Vicar of Braintree, whom both father and son sailed cousin,
was directly connected with New England through Mr. Edward Collins of
Cambridge "and Charlestown. Morant's Essex (especially vol. ii., p. 376) fur-
nishes some account of this family of Mott. I have other wills referring to
the Motts of East Mersea and of Bradwell which I have uot thought it worth
the while to send at present. Henry F. Waters.]

In the name of God amen. I, John Rogers of Moulsham ioyner &c.
My body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish of Chelmsford. I give
to my wife Annys my house wherein I dwell, so long as she liveth here in
this world, and after her decease I will that my oldest son John Rogers
shall have it, on this condition that within one year after his mother's de-
cease he pay to my son Richard Rogers twenty nobles and to my daughter
Mary Rogers likewise twenty nobles of lawful money of England if the
said John refuse so to do, or do it not, then I will that the goodman Grave-
ley, the goodman Manne and the goodman Reade, or their assigns, shall sell
the aforesaid house to the most advantage, and the money thereof to be
equally divided amongst my children, John, Richard and Mary, and either
of them to be the others' heirs. I give to my son John a featherbed with
all things belonging thereto. I give to my son Richard a featherbed like-
wise with all things belonging thereto. I give to my daughter Mary also a
featherbed with all things belonging thereto ; which featherbeds with all


things belonging to them I will to be delivered to my forenamed children
and either of them at the day of their marriage. I appoint my neighbor
John Graveley and my neighbor Nicholas Manne my assignees for the sale
of the house of one Thomas Ashbey deceased to the use of the four children
which he left behind him, as it appeareth in the last will and testament of
the said Thomas Ashbey. I will that my wife Annys shall receive and pay
all my debts, and therefore I give unto her all the rest of my goods whatso-
ever they be, and I do make and appoint the said Annys my only executrix
of this my last will and testament. Finis.

No. 17, 9 th File, 1575, Com. of London (Essex and Herts) Wills.

[John Rogers, of Moulsham, the testator, is, I believe, the father of Rev.
Richard of Wethersfleld and grandfather of Rev. John of Dedham. Turning
to my Gleanings for April, 1887 (Register, vol. 41, page 158; ante, p. 209, and
onward) the reader will note that on page 170 {ante, p. 218), extracts from the
Parish Register of Chelmsford are printed. If I am now right, then John of
Moulsham, father of Rev. John of Dedham, was born in 1548, instead of in
1538, as I have given iu the pedigree on page 158 {ante, p. 209). I had already
suggested such a thing on page 170 {ante, p. 218) (after giving the baptisms).
If I am now right, too, we now know who the mother was of Richard of
"Wethersfleld, and grandmother of John of Dedham. She was Agnes (or Annys)
Carter, married in 1541 (as I say on page 170; ante, p. 218). Now this marriage
beeomes important, so I give it from ray note-book :

" John Rogers, wedowr was maryed to Agnes Carter, wedowe on sonday the
viij daye of Maye 1541."

We have yet to learn her maiden name. I shall have to bear the Carters in
mind, and see if I can get the will of her former husband.

Since the Rogers pedigree, in April, 1887 {ante, p. 209), was printed, I have
obtained the record of the marriage of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers to Margaret
Crane, as follows :

" 1625 January 23. Nathaniel Rogers minister of Bocking and Margaret
Crane of Cockshall [Coggeshall] were married by license Jan. 23."

Parish Register of Messiug.

I owe the above to the thoughtful kindness of Mr. William Brigg, editor of
the Herts Genealogist and Antiquary. When I went clown into Essex with Mr.
Starr to examine parish registers in the neighborhood of Bocking for Mr. Good-
win, I did not see the Messing registers, having learned from Mr. Starr that he
had culled the Goodwin entries there. Otherwise I should probably have noted
the above important entry. Mr. Brigg took other Rogsrs entries, but I see
nothing among them especially relating to our New England family.

H. F. Waters.

In 1868, I stated in print that there are in the Bodleian Library two volumes
of Caudler's, MSS. Tanner 180 and 257, of which the former bears to the well-
known Harleian 6071 of the British Museum, the relation of finished work to
rough notes. They ought to be carefully studied. In 1888, I copied from 180
a part of the Rogers pedigree, which explains one of the puzzles in it, and cor-
rects the chart printed in the Register, Vol. 41, page 158-9 {ante, pp. 209-210).

Jenkin= = Harsenet

Clarke her first I Rogers J Clarke her second
husband. husband.


William Jenkin, Mary, mar. Elizabeth, John Harsenet. Ezekiel. Anne, Abigail,

preacher at Christ's to Daniel mar. to mar to

Church, London. Sutton, Clarke. Thomas

He hath written Cawton Clarke a

uponJude&c. Clarke. minuter.

Wm, S. Apfleton.]

Edward Hasteler of Maldon, Essex, merchant, 11 June 1G22. proved
4 October 1 G22. Messuages, lands, leases, shipping, goods, merchandizes, &c.
By the will and testament of that reverend man Mr. Richard Rogers of
Weathersfield deceased, my late father in law, I had a sum of money the
which by said father in law was meant and intended for the purchase of lands

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