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and tenements to be estated upon me and Rebecca my now wife, his daugh-
ter, for our lives and after our deaths to remain and come to the equal
benefits of Richard, Joseph, Nathaniel, Hester and Mary Hasteler, five
children which I then had by the said Rebecca my now wife. I bequeatli
mv capital messuage wherein I do now dwell and the tenement wherein
Thomas Betts cordwainer dwelleth, which was anciently also part of my
said messuage, with lands &c, being in Maldon, unto the said Rebecca my
wife for the term of her life and after her decease to the five children be-
fore named. Other portions to these children and to John the youngest son
by wife Rebecca. My ten other children which I had by my former wife,
viz 1 Benjamin, Edward, John, Philip, Andrew, Thomas, Stephen, Susan wife
of William Squire, Sara Hasteler and Mary Hasteler.- Provision for the
education of the six children had by wife Rebecca. My brother in law
Sheppard and my sister his wife. The poor of the parish of St. Mary's in
Maldon and of St. Peter's in Maldon and of All Saints in Maldon. Ju-
dith the wife of John Saffould of Maldon. Rebecca and Martha Wrighte
my daughters in law. I have put my son Thomas into the Uuiversity of
Cambridge. I have sent my son Benjamin unto the Islands with an ad-
venture. Sou Edward to be sole executor. My loving and trusty friends
John Wrighte Esq. and John Soane to hear and end any questions about
my will.

Wit : Ezeohiell Rogers, John Soane, Frauncis Long. Saville, 92.

John Markaunt of S*. Gyles within the town of Colchester, Essex,
geu'., 14 September 1583, proved 12 November 1585. The poor, impo-
tent and aged poor of the township of Stooke in the County of Suffolk.
Edmond Markaunt, commonly called eldest son of me the said John Mark-
aunt the father. John Markaunt, commonly called the second son &c. &c.
William Markaunt, commonly called the third son &c. &c. Elizabeth Mark-
aunt, commonly called one of the daughters &c. &c, at day of marriage
or full age of one and twenty years. The aforesaid William Markaunt,
my youngest son, at his full age of one and twenty. Margaret Markaunt,
now the wife of me the said John Markaunt the elder. To the aforesaid
William, third son &c, all those my copyhold lands and tenements in
Myldenhall, Suffolk, now in the tenure of William Place &c, and also my

messuage in Colchester wherein one Smythe, butcher, lately did

dwell, the messuage in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Colchester, where-
in one William Beriffe now dwelleth and those three rentaries or tene-
ments, with one little garden plat adjoining lying in Beare Lane, Colches-
ter, now or late in the several tenures and occupations of Robert Middleton,
gentleman, the widow Vincente, the widow Helgrave and the widow Rush-
brooke. To son John two messuages in Bury St. Edmond's, Suffolk, after
the death of Elizabeth Markaunt my sister, and rents arising out of my
copyhold lands &c. in Kyrby and Thorpe or elsewhere in Essex (and other
lands in Suffolk and Essex) and all my lands and tenements in the parish
of S l . Martin in the Vintry, London. Wife Margaret shall cause the said
John and William my sons to be taught and instructed in good literature
and learning, according to their several capacities, shall place and maintain
them in the Universities or Inns of Chancery and Court to study the Law
or some such art as their minds shall be most inclined unto &c ; and if the
capacity of either of them shall be adjudged by their learned tutor or tutors
and by my supervisor unable and unapt to receive learning then I will that he
which so shall be deemed not capable of learning shall be placed by the


said Margaret, with the consent of my supervisor, with some discreet and
godly person to be trained up in some good honest trade or science dur-
ing his nonage. Wife Margaret to be sole executrix and my cousin Joseph
Scotte to be supervisor. Brudenell, 49.

Edmond Clare of Old Newton, Suffolk, gen*., 20 April 1630, proved
12 May 1631. Wife Marey. Son in law Richard Sidaye. Son iu law
Rapfe Sidaye and his daughters Marey Sidaye and Margrett Sidaye. Lands
at Mount Buers, Essex. My kinsman Raynould Rous. Mr. Penn, min-
ister of Newton. My sons in law Edmund Markant and William Mark-
ant. My nephew Rous. Philip Garrard. Wife Marey executrix. John
Penue a witness. Proved by Mary Clare the widow. S'. John, 65.

William Markant of Kelvedon, Essex, clothier, 8 January 1643,
proved 18 December 1644. The poor of Kelvedon and of Great Cogges-
hall. To wife Mary my messuage or tenement, with the yards and garden
to the same belonging, situate in or near Church Street, in Great Cogges-
hall, now or late in the occupation of William Lowe, she to hold for life ;
the reversion to my daughter Goulding and her heirs. To my undutiful son
John Markant fifty pounds, but the same to be paid into the hands of my
brother in law Mr. Robert Crane and my cousin Mr. Thomas Guyon the
elder, both of Great Coggeshall, desiring them to dispose and order the money
whereby it may become a yearly maintenance for my said son, his wife and
children, knowing that he is not of himself able to govern himself or
order an estate for the good of himself nor them that depend upon him,
having misspent what I have formerly bestowed upon him. Two hundred
pounds to such child or children as he hath or shall have &c. To my said
brother Crane and cousin Guyon my messuage called the Checquer (with
land &c.) in Gouldanger, Essex, upon trust to bestow the yearly mainten-
ance of him, his wife and children ; and after his death to the heirs of the
body of my said son John forever. The residue of my goods &c. to my
wife and my daughter Crane, whom I make executors.

Proved by Mary Markant the relict and Crane the natural and

lawful daughter of the deceased. Rivers, 19.


Thomas Crane of Kelvedon Essex, gen 1 ., 11 November 1654, proved 6
March 1654. The poor of Kelvedon. Mr. Channdler, my minister. My
loving wife. My daughter Mary. Certain messuages in Colchester which
I purchased of Christopher Yeoman and John Yeoman his son. And I
do give undo her, more, seven hundred pounds which I will and desire
shall be laid out in lands for her use, and what other money she shall have
by this my will, by my father Mr. Robert Crane and my brother Mi.
Henry Whiteing. To son Robert all the residue of my freehold, copy-
hold and lease lands and tenements. I make my said son and daughter ex-
ecutors. And I nominate and eutreat my said father and brother Whit-
ing to be their guardians If they die without issue within the age of one
and twenty all their estate shall be to the use of the children of my sister
Margaret the wife of Nathaniel Rogers now in New England and to the
children of my sister Whiting, part and part alike. Aylett, 159.

[This is the will referred to by me in a foot-note on page 177 of Vol. 41 <>f
the Register (ante, p. 22G), on which page a pedigree of Crane is printed. As
to the other foot-note on that page (will of Samuel Crane, 1C>09), I have already
entered in my note-book that this date must be an error in Morant for 1GG9, which
was the actual date of the will of Samuel, brother of the above Thomas Crane, and
of Margaret wife of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, of Ipswich, Mass. — H. F. Waters.]


[The following four wills, those of Joseph Collyer, Philip Watton, Christo-
pher Cary, and Dame Alary Sergeant, break the group of Ea-;t Anglian wills;
but this could not well be prevented.]

Joseph Collyer the elder, citizen and grocer of London. 21 August
1 648, proved 28 September 1G49. To the poor of the parish of St. Sa-
viour's in South walk, where I dwell, ten pounds. Twenty pounds to be
distributed to ten or twenty poor godly christians. My brother Abel
Collyer. My niece Elizabeth Bourne the daughter of my sister Elizabeth
Bourne. My sister Judith Warner. My sister Rhoda Dorton. I give to
my sister Mary Browninge in New England the sum of ten pounds. My
sister Dorcas Sling-by and her youngest child. I give the sum of fifty
pounds to be distributed amongst the children of my brother Abel and my
sisters. My sister Rachael now the wife of Richard Parnell of Epsham. I
purchased a house and certain lands in Epsham wherein my said sister and
her husband have dwelt and enjoyed about ten or twelve years and have not
paid any rent for the same (the said house and land being worth ten pounds
per annum). I do hereby remit all the rent that is past, and they to hold
the same during the life of said sister, paying only forty shillings per an-
num for the rent thereof unto my son Joseph. Reference to an Indenture
of bargain and sale, bearing date 19 May 1G47, from Marlyon Rithe of
Chipstead, Surrey, gen 1 ., of a messuage and farm called Storrocks in said
parish, and other lands about there (evidently a mortgage). Bequests to
son Samuel (at on.: and twenty) and to sons Joseph and Benjamin (part-
ners in trade). To sons Joseph, Abel and Samuel all my household stuff
and plate which I was possessed of before I was last married to Elizabeth
my now wife. My daughter in law Anna Harris at one and twenty.
Susan Warner daughter of my sister Judith. The two daughters of my
daughter Savage, namely Hannah and Elizabeth Savage.

Fairfax, 13G.

Philip Wotton of East Budleigh, Devon, yeoman, 26 October 1657,
proved 10 February 1662. My lands at Salterton within this parish.
A messuage or tenement called Ilaymill in East Budleigh to John
Chanuon the younger, Roger Bagwill and Richar Curtis of this parish to
and for the only .use, best benefit and behoof of my brother Matthew Wot-
ton (reserving to my wife Jane two days' cut of " turfes" yearly out of the
moors of the said tenement during my said wife's life). Philip Wotton son
of my brother Matthew. Richard Courtis the son of Richard Courtis afore-
said and Susanna Courtis the daughter. I do give and bequeath unto my
daughter in law Jane Bennett in New England five pounds to be paid unto
her and her children within one year and half after my decease, my wife,
if please God to enable her in estate, to make up the same thirty pounds.
My kinswoman Sarah Wotton. My houses in Peter Street in the City of
Westminster. Philip, Sarah and James Wotton children of my brother
Matthew. Mary, Susanna and Anne Veryard children of my sister Mary
Veryard deceased. John and Susanna Gary children of my sister Thoma-
sine Gary deceased. Susanna, Mary and Elizabeth Wotton children of
my brother Matthew. Thomasine Vergaid daughter of my said sister
Mary Veryard. Mary and Philip Gary children of my said sister Thoma-
sine Gary. The said houses &c. being the grant of Sir Robert Pye knight.
Michael Arnold the sou of Michael Arnold the elder of Westminster
brewer. Rebecca, my master Michael Arnold the elder's sister. Mr.
John Thornell's widow, being my said master's brother in law. Amye


Ilynes the wife of George Hvues of this parish. Mary Follett my now ser-
vant. Matthew Wot ton the son of ray brother Matthew. I do give and
bequeath unto my brother in law Richard Gary all the right and interest
that I have in and to that plot of ground called the Pound lot adjoining to
his now dwelling house. To my master Michael Arundel] (sic) the elder's
wife my book of Martyrs. Juxon, 26.

Christopher Gary, of Bristol, merchant, 10 September 1672, proved
28 October 1672. Contract made 19 January 14th of his Majesty's reign
that now is, between myself and wife Margaret, of the one part, and Jere-
my Hollwey of Bristol, merchant, and Thomas Sterne, of the same city
gen 1 , of the other part, to levy a fine &c. of the messuage on the Back at
Bristol, the church yard of St. Nicholas on the South side thereof, a little
lane lying between said house and churchyard. Messuage in St. Stephen's,
in a place or street commonly called the Key. I dwelling on Stony Hill,
St. Michael's, Bristol. My two sons Richard and John. My son in law
Henry Daniel and his wife. Eure, 118.

Dame Mary Sergeant, late Phips, relict of Sir William Phipps,
late of Boston in New England, knight, deceased. Reference to marriage
contract with present husband, Peter Sergeant Esq., bearing date 24 Sep-
tember 1701. My honored mother in law Mrs. Mary Howard, widow,
her son Philip White oweing and indebted to me a considerable sum of
money, for securing the payment whereof his houseing and lands lying in
Beverly stand engaged and made over by way of mortgage and are be-
come forfeit, the time for payment being long since elapsed. My sister
Mrs. Rebecca Bennett. The Rev' 1 Mr. Increase Mather, the Rev d Mr. Cot-
ton Mather and my friend Mr. John White. Margaret, wife of Matthew
Armstrong, and her daughter Mary Armstrong. To Dorcas Salter, wife
of Eneas Salter jun 1 ', that silver tankard which my son Spencer used at the
college &c. My adopted son Spencer Phipps als Bennet to be my heir.
Margaret Armstrong and Dorcas Salter two of ray said husband's (Sir
Wdliam Phipps') nieces. My houseing, land and wharf at the North End
of Boston, called the Salutation, I give to my two nephews David and
William Bennet. My house at the North end, in the present tenure &c. of
Samuel Avis, I give to Mary Armstrong. Gift to a free school in the
North end. Bequests to Benjamin White, Elizabeth Holland, Margaret
Armstrong and William Bennet. My two sisters in law Mary Bridger
and Margaret Andrews. Spencer Phipps als Bennet to be executor and,
during his minority, my friends John Foster and Andrew Belcher esquires
to be executors. Signed 19 February 1704 and proved 29 January 1706.

Poley, 16.

[Dame Mary Sergeant Avas a (laughter of Roger Spencer. She married 1st,
John Hull of Boston, not the mint-master; 2d. Sir William Phips, the first
governor of Massachusetts, under the second charter; od and lastly, Peter
Sergeant, whose house was afterwards purchased by the province and known
as the Province House. He survived his wife.— Editor.]

[We now continue the abstracts of East Anglian wills].

Mathewe Stephens of Colchester, Essex, gen 1 . 2 March 1597, proved
13 May 1599. Dwelling in the parish of All Saints. Wife Priscilh. t>
have all my houses, lands &c. for life if she continue unmarried. Hoiue
called the walnut tree house. A copyhold in Grinstead. Priscilla my


(laughter. William Stephens my brother. My house and lands at Wy-
venhoe. Lands and tenements called Stephens in Ardeley aud Langham.
My daughter Elizabeth. Lands aud tenements in Much Ilorcksley.
Lands in Lexden. My daughter Martha. My daughter Anne. Lands
and tenements in Much Holland. My very good uncle John Stephens of
Ardeley. My tenement called Cole's in Ardeley. My uncle Robert
Stephens. My said rive daughters. I, being one of the executors of the
last will of Thomas Laurence, lately alderman of Colchester, with Mar-
tin Bessell, alderman, and William Laurence, make my good friend Sir
Thomas Lucas my executor for those matters only, he to be bound in such
manner as my brother Robert Myddleton gen 1 , shall think meet. Lands
and tenements called Hunters in Wigborowe and Pelldou. My brother
Bessell and his wife. My brother John Stephens. My loving friends and
kinsfolk Mr. Thomas Reynoldes my father in law Mr Myddleton, Mr.
Northey, Mr. Lobell and my uncles John and Nicholas Stephens.

Thomas Reynolds, Roberte Middleton and Raphe Northey were among
the witnesses. Proved for Priscilla Stephens the relict &c, Sir Thomas
Lucas renouncing &c.

Proved 13 December 1G26 for Elizabeth Gilberd ah Stephens a daugh-
ter of the deceased, Priscilla Stephens, the relict being dead.

Kidd, 41.

Priscilla Stephens of Colchester. Essex, widow, 5 June 1626, proved
17 March 1G26. To be buried in the church of All Saints, Colchester,
near my husband. My son in law George Gilberd aud Elizabeth my daugh-
ter, his wife. My grandchild Elizabeth Gilbert, his daughter, and her son,
my great grandchild, George Gilberd the younger. My daughter Buxtone.
My sou aud daughter Norfolke. My grandchild Priscilla Cosen at four
and twenty. John Cosen at one and twenty. William and Thomas Cosen
at four and twenty. My grandchild and god daughter Anne Buxtone. My
grandchildren Thomas and Robert Buxtou at four and twenty. My grand-
child Mary Peeters at one and twenty. My godson Robert Middleton at
four and twenty*. My cousin Samuel Motte's wife and his sou William
Mott my godson. My cousin Robert Mott and his wife. My cousin Shir-
ley and his wife and Elizabeth Mott the wife of John Langy. Mr. Thomas
Tatem and his wife. My old cousin Holmes his wife. Mv son aud daugh-
ter Norfolke to permit and suffer my other children to enjoy all the goods
and chattells of my late husband deceased without making any claim to the
same. Legacies to their children. The said George Norfolke. My daugh-
ter Anne Buxton. I make my cousiu William Mott and my cousin Samuel
Mott executors and my cousin Thomas Mott and my cousin Thomas Holmes
overseers. If my cousin Mott and and his son Samuel shall refuse to be
executors then I appoint my daughters Gilberd and Buxtone. Proved by
William and Samuel Mott. Skynner, 26.

Sententia was promulgated 10 June 1630 in a cause between Edmund
Peirce Not. Pub. curator ad lites of Mary Peter a minor, grand daughter
of the deceased, on the daughter's side, and William Mott and Samuel Mott,
executors oi the above will. Scroope, 59.

Edmond Syborne of Dedham, Essex, clothier, 15 December 1617,
proved 2 March 1617. To wife Margaret all my houses and lands that I
bought of Simon Fenn and Roger Barat during her life; then to son Ed-
mund, with remainder to son Thomas. To wife all the household stuff that


was hers before our marriage. Bequests to the said two sons and they to be
apprenticed to some clothier or some other honest trade. My wife's children
Margaret Bentley, Hanna Bentley, Beazadle (Bezalliel), John and Edward
Bentley. Edmund Sy borne my brother's son. Cousin Mary Wrighte of Col-
chester. To Edward Newman of Colchester such sums as he doth owe me.
To Edmond Spynke the five pounds that he oweth me upon this condition
that he do give an acquittance for five pounds that was given him by my
brother Thomas. The poor of Dedham and of St. James Parish, Colches-
ter. To Mr Rogers as much of my best cloth as shall make him a gown.
Mr. Cotsford. My brother William Syborne. Wife Margaret to be execu-
trix and Robert Alfounder and William Bentley supervisors. Loving
friend William Cole. Meade, 25.

Robert Ward of Lexdon within the liberties of Colchester, 8 January
1616, proved 9 May 1617. To wife Parnell two hundred pounds, partly
in money & partly in goods, household stuff &c, and the benefit of my lease
of Lexden Lodge and the grounds therewith demised, until the Feast of
St. Michael " Tharkengell " which shall be in A.D. 1620, and the rent
of Shalford Mill until the said Feast (1620). And if she remain a widow
until the said Feast &c. and so be unprovided of a convenient habitation
then I will that she shall relinquish the said lease of Lexden Lodge and
grounds there and the said mill &c. and at the said Feast &c (1620) shall
enter upon my messuage in Wethersfield, called Ward's to have, hold, oc-
cupy and enjoy the said messuage &c. for and during the term of her nat-
ural life, if she shall happen to continue sole and unmarried (except my
hopgrounds there &c). But if she shall change her estate by marriage
then she shall oidy hold my said messuage, called Ward's, until the Feast
of St. Michael &c. next after her marriage and no longer. My wife shall
pay yearly unto my mother in law, the late wife of my father Lancelot
Ward, thirteen pounds six shillings eight pence out of the said lands ac-
cording to a giant thereof made by me in satisfaction of her dower out of
said lands and tenements. Provision for sixteen loads of firewood, from
trees which have been usually lopped and topped within twenty years past,
to be used at the said house only If wife marry again then she to have
and hold the said mill and lands from the Feast of St. Michael &e. next
afier her said marriage for term of her natural life. My wife to bring up
my three youngest children, my son Samuel (one of the said three) to he
fitted for the University and there by her placed. I give to said Samuel,
for his maintenance at the University, eighteen pounds by the year for six
years after he shall be there settled and one hundred pounds six months after
the last payment thereof. To son John my free tenements in Blakemer
End in Wethersfield, called Chappell Howse, late in the tenure of one Col-
lins, and those closes of copyhold which I lately purchased of the sons of
John Clarke of Shinborowes, or of one of them. To said John one hun-
dred pounds, to be paid unto him by Robert my son within nine months
after the said Robert shall lawfully enter upon my said messuage called
Ward's. But if John is not then of the age of twenty one then the said
money shall be paid by Robert to such person or persons as the greater
part of their brothers and sisters then living shall nominate and appoint.
to be employed in some honest use and benefit for the said John till lie
shall be fit to use it himself, he being entered into some profession or trade
of living. I give to Robert my son my capital messuage called Ward's
&c. which I late had of Lancelot Ward my father deceased (with certain


exceptions) to hold &c. for ever at and from his age of twenty three (if my
said wife's estate therein shall happen to he then determined); hut if Rob-
ert die hefore that age then to son John and his heirs forever, upon condi-
tion he pay Samuel twenty pounds yearly during Samuel's life. Other
estate to Robert To my said tno younger sons, Samuel and John, each
of them an annuity of six pounds thirteen shillings four pence out of my
mill called Shalford mill, after Rohert enters upon and enjoys the said
mill. To said Robert, my eldest son, the said mill &c. Bequests of money
to daughters Mary, Martha and Sarah. My said five younger children.
To my reverend and well beloved friend Mr. Richard Rogers of Wethers-
field forty and eight shillings by the year to be paid unto him yearly dur-
ing his life. My servants Robert Middle ton, Phillip Clarke, Thomas
Scott and Robert Smyth. The poor of Wethersfield and of Lexden. I
constitute and ordain my well beloved brother John Ward, my loving uncle
Robert Spring of Wethersfield, my brother in law John Upcher of Ded-
ham and my brother in law George Sewell of Halsted executors and my
cousin Thomas Cole and my cousin Samuel Springe supervisors. (Sarah
one of the three youngest children). Wit : Isacke Ford, Tho : Cole,
Phellep Shearman.

Com. of London for Essex and Herts
Bundle for 1616 (not numbered).

Robert Alefouuder, husband of Anne Alefocnder of Dedliam deceased,
appeared and sought administration of her goods.

Colchester die Saturni viz 1 , primo die mens Junii Anno Dni 1622

Com. of London for Essex and Herts.
Act Book for 1622-1623.

[Robert Ward, the testator, may have been a relative of John Ward, chirur-
geon, of Ipswich, Mass., whose will dated Dec. 18, 1G52, and proved March 25,
1G56, is printed in the Register, vol. xxii., pp. 31-2; and the will of whose
mother, Anne Ward, is abstracted and annotated in these Gleanings (Register,
vol. xlvi., p. 318; ante-, p. 588). The testator had property in Wethersfield,
and John of New England had relatives there. Other Ward wills are found in
that volume, pp. 314-19; ante, pp. 584-589). There is some probability that
John Ward of Ipswich, N. E., was a relative of Rev. John Ward of Haverhill,
Eng., and Bury St. Edmunds, whose three sons, Samuel, Nathaniel and John,
were distinguished Puritan ministers and authors (see Dean's Memoir of Rev.
Nathaniel Ward, author of The Simple Cobler of Aggawam, Albany, 1868).

— Editor.]

Mart Alefounder, wife of Robert Alefounder of Dedham, Essex,
clothier, 27 June 1627, with the good will aud consent of said husband.
To grandchild Elizabeth Wodward my house and lands in Thorpe. To
grandchild Mary Wodward my house and land in Beamont. To my sou
John Wodward five pounds. My kinswoman and godchild Mary Large.
My daughter in law Sarah Brunninge. My daughter in law Susan Ale-
founder. My daughter in law Anne Fenne. To my [daughter Rachael
Sherman my hest peticoat. To my son in law Robert Alefounder a nut-

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