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folk, which I lately purchased of William Barker my brother. Daughter
Elizabeth wife of Thomas Woodgate. Son in law Robert Alefounder gen 1 .
Son William Barker. Son Edmond Barker. Kinsman Samuel Hustler
of Bury St. Edmonds gen 1 and Elizabeth his wife. Reference made to


deed of gift to said wife bearing date 20 June 1642. Brother in law Henry
Maxey Esq. Friend Mr. Thomas Man wood. Sir William Maxey (whose
mansion house is called Bradwell Hall in Essex).

Rivers, 59.

Sir Edmund Barker of Sibton, Suffolk, knight, 10 February 1671,
^proved 3 February 1676. To be buried iu the chancel of Sibton church
towards the North window. Reference to a Fine and Recovery suffered
by my father and myself for the cutting off the entail of my lands made by
my grandfather, and a new settlement made. Three brothers living when
the settlement was made. The two elder since dead without issue. The
third brother, William, now living. Manor of Peasenhall &c. My cousin
Francis Barker senior of Stogussey (Stoke Courcy?) in Somerset. My
cousin Francis Barker senior, of Fairfield in Somersetshire, and Francis
his son. Nicholas Barker eldest son of Edmund my cousin german. Ed-
mund Barker his second son. Francis Barker junior of Stoake gursey iu
Somersetshire. My house in Hornsey lane in Islington. My sister Ale-
founder. My sister Woodgate. My nephew Thomas Woodgate. My
niece Woodgate. John Alefounder and Matthew Alefounder* and their
youngest sister. My cousin Edward Yerdley. My cousin Yerdley's wife.
My godson Edward Yerdley. My cousin Edmund Alefounder. Fifty
pounds of my cousin Jane Hodyern's money in my hands to be paid her.
Wife executrix and brother William Barker executor. Proved by Dame
Mary Barker the relict, the other executor renouncing. Hale, 12.

William Barker of Dedham, Essex, clothier, 23 December 1676,
proved 10 October 1678. To wife Hannah my messuage and twenty
acres of land called Cheeringer, in Langham, Essex, now in the occupation
of Enoch Ham, and my messuage in Stratford street Suffolk, now in the
occupation of John Haward, and my tenement iu North Street, Dedham,
now in the occupation of George Barker; all for life, and, after her decease,
to be equally divided between Hannah and Dorcas Barker, my two daugh-
ters born to me by my said wife Hannah. To my' two daughters Sarah
and Mary Barker my copyhold lands in Boxsted, Essex, to which I was
admitted by the surrender of John Barker, my father, to enjoy after his
decease (and other land) upon condition they pay to my brother Samuel
Barker or his heirs &c. one hundred pounds within six months after the
decease of my father John Barker and twenty pounds more to those to
whom it is given in the last will &c. of my said father. To said two daugh-
ters one hundred pounds apiece at ages of twenty one or days of marriage,
the money to be paid into the hands of my father in law Edmund Gibson
whom I earnestly entreat to take care of those my two motherless daugh-
ters. Reference made to " my other two daughters " Hannah and Dorcas
Barker. To the poor of Dedham forty shillings to be distributed by my
executrix with the advice of my two fathers iu law Edmond Gibson and
Bezal. Angier. To my brother Mr. John Saunder and to Mr. Samuel
Brinsley twenty shillings each. I have undertaken to bring up Thomas Pem-
berton until he be fit to shift for himself. Wife Hannah to be sole execu-
trix (and to give bond to my brother Samuel Barker) and loving brothers
Samuel Barker and John Blumfield jun r to be supervisors.

Reeve, 107.

* The words "and Matthew Alefounder " scratched through and " Dead " written above
the line.


Thomas Clere of the parish of St. Peter in Colchester, clothmaker, 23
September A.D. 1520 and 12 th year of Henry VIII, proved 25 January
1520. My body to be buried within the Cliapel of Jesus in the parish
Church of St. Peter. To the Vicary of the same church for tithes and
offerings negligently forgotteu and not paid. To the parson of St. James
for like cause." " I bequeth to Powlys pardon iiij'V To wife Einine the
messuage &c. in St. Peters, which I bought of Thomas Browne brasier.
My son Thomas at twenty one shall have my tenement &c. in Wire Street.
I will that my mother keep and enjoy the tenement and garden in East
Street which was sometime Mundies and which I late had of the gift of
my father, she to hold for life, and that aften her decease that John my
son at the age of twenty one years shall have the same tenement. If my
wife be with child &c. My daughters Elizabeth and Joone at eighteen.
The sons of my brother John Clere. The executors to be my wife Emme
and Philip Heyward, clothmaker, and the supervisor to be my brother
John Clere.

Wit : John Clere. John Cole and John Gyllys.

Maynwaryng, 4.

John Clere of the town of Colchester, clothier and " oon of the Aldre-
men," 26 December 1538 proved 1 February 1538. To be buried in the
churchyard of St. James in Colchester at the West end of the said church-
yard. Five sermons to be made in tint church by the " moost discretist
wisist and best lerned men that can be gotten, within the space of oon hole
yere next after my deceas." To the high altar &c, to the amending of the
highway " where as I haue begonne all redv." to " fyve poure maydens
marriages" &c. &c. I will that Jane my wife shall have the custody and
keeping of my son Nicholas Clere till he come to the age of seven years
and after that my executors shall have the custody, tuition and keeping of
the said Nicholas in bringing him up in learning and " vertue " till he come
to the age of twenty and one years. Certain provisions for wife Jane. A
conditional bequest to John Best and his children and the children of my
daughter in law Katheryn Bradok and also to my nephew Nicolas Clere,
with-reversion (in case of their deaths) to the children of my son in law
William Bonham, and lastly " to be doon in dedes of charitie." To John
my son &c. The messuage that Benjamin my son now dwelleth in, with
five "Rentaryes" to the same belonging. My wood lying on Wyvenho
heath. I give and bequeath my copy lands in Brokford and Medillsham,
Suffolk, to John Clere my eldest son, for life, the remainder thereof to
Benjamin Clere my sou. Prevision for minor son Nicholas. I will that
all my plate be divided among my three children, saving that I will that
my son Nicholas shall have the better part by five pounds sterling. My
son Benjamin Clere and William Bonham, my son in law, to be executors.

Dyngeley, 25.

John Fowle of the parish of S l Leonard of the New Hithe of the town
of Colchester, Essex, merchant and one of the aldermen, 13 April 1572,
proved 4 June 1572. To be buried in the parish church of S L Leonard.
To son Robert my capital messuage &c, with remainder to son John. To
John the tenement or Inn called the White Lion in Colchester (and other
property) with remainder to Robert. All my shipping, both small and
great, shall be sold and the money thereof coming equally divided between
Robert and John at age of twenty two. To Robert Lambart my father in


law my scarlet gown and to my mother in law my best ring and to every
of the sons and daughters of the said Robert Lambart now alive ten shil-
lings. To my sister Alice Lambart a " selfe-growe " cassock with a gard
of velvet which was my wife's. To Roger Carter my kinsman ten pounds
and to Avice Carter his sister five pounds. To Strynger's wife of Burne-
ham ten pounds. Thomas Upcher, clerk, and Mrs. Upcher. To mine
uncle Nicholas Clere twenty shillings and to his wife twenty shillings and
to every of his children now alive ten shillings. Forty shillings each to
my cousin John Fowle of Leigh and to his son in law John Beane. I do
give and forgive to my cousin John Fowle of Milton the forty shillings
which he borrowed of me and for the which he hath delivered unto me the
deeds of his house. My friend William Cocke of Wyvenhoo. Thomas
Fowle of Burneham. Others named. The five children of mine uncle
Lambart now alive at twenty one. The residue to my two sons Robert
and John, to be equally divided between them and to be paid to each at
age of twenty two. If both die without lawful issue before they shall
accomplish such age then I give to and amongst my kinsfolk, Roger Carter,
Avice Carter, Stringer's wife and Crippe's daughter and their children, two
hundred pounds and to the poor of Colchester one hundred pounds, to the
hospital newly begun to be erected one hundred pounds, to the relief of
poor scholars at Cambridge and Oxford fifty pounds and to the repairing
and amending of the high ways, the chancel and other decayed places fifty
pounds. All the rest to be divided into three parts, one of which I give to
my brother in law John Lambart, the second to my brother in law Richard
Lambart and the third to my brother in law Thomas Lambart. My said
three brothers in law to be executors and father in law Robert Lambart,
Thomas Upcher, William Cocke and uncle Nicholas Clere supervisors.

Daper, 1 7.

The will nuncupative of John Shatcman of Dedham. He " geve " uuto
his brother in law William Pettfylld twenty pounds, unto his brother in
law Nycollas Fynce forty shillings, unto his brother Robart Sharmau
twenty shillings, unto Mr. Edmond Chapman, preacher, twenty shillings,
unto my mother my mare, unto William Ballden's son and to Has^ele's
"sonn" my "coult" to be "sould" and parted " betwene " them. '■ I
geve unto my father a lytell bollocke." To my brother Robart my apparell
and a chest.

Witness, Rychard Clarke and Henry Sharman the "yonger."

Com. of London for Essex and Herts.

File for 1576, N° 49.

John Wood of Dedham, Essex, clothier, 8 March 19 th Elizabeth, proved
2 April 1577. To eldest son Richard my tenement and grounds called
Stevens in Dedham and twenty acres called Dawes and Bromeleye in Law-
ford, Essex. My houses and lands in Carsey and Lynseye, Suffolk, both
free and copy, to be sold within four years and the money divided between
my two sons Henry and George Woodd, part and part alike, to be paid at
their several ages of twenty and five years. To wife Mary my tenement
called Pidgewells, with all the grounds, being about ten acres, in Dedham,
and all mv lands called Foxes Pisrhtells in Lawford, an acre of free hold
meadow in Stratford, holden of Sir John Syllyard, and one free meadow in
Stratford holden of the Earl of Oxenfbrd and three Roodes of free meadow
holden of Stratford Hall and one acre of copyhold meadow in Stratford


holden of the said Sir John Sylliard, to have and to hold the ahove-said
premisses during the time of her natural life; and after that to my son
Robert, provided that if my said son Robert at the death of his mother be
not then of the full age of twenty and five years, the above premises to be
let and the rent &c. to be equally divided betwixt all the rest of my chil-
dren then living until the said Robert do accomplish his said age. And if
Robert die before that then these lands &c. shall be and remain unto my
son John. If both die then to my two (laughters Frances Woodd and Mary
Woodd. To my son John my farm house &c. with lands &c. in Starth-
ford in the Co. of Hertford, he to enter at twenty-five. If Richard (sic)
die before that my son Henry shall have all t'he said lands &c, next my
son George. To wife Mary my little meadow called Crab tree meadow in
Stratford, Suffolk, for life, paying to the churchwardens of Dedham for the
poor there twenty shillings at two several terms in the year. After her
decease the Governors of the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth
in Dedham shall have the meadow for ever, paying yearly the said twenty
shillings &c. To daughter Mary my warehouse or salt house in Harwich
(at twenty one), remainder to daughter Frances. To the latter ten pounds
at twenty one. If my said son Richard shall go about to trouble or other-
wise deal with Mary my wife and Henry Sherman, my only executors, to
the intent that this my last will and testament cannot nor may not take
effect then I will that the said Richard shall take no benefit of any of my
lands &c. unto him bequeathed. And the said Richard shall suffer my wife
to carry away all such goods &c. as I have given unto her. To my brother
Thomas Wood ten shillings. My wife Mary and my cousin Henry Shar-
man the younger of Dedham, clothier, to be my executors, and to my said
cousin Henry Sherman, over and besides his ordinary charges about this
my last will &c, I give three pounds. I make John Lucas of Manyngtree
my supervisor, bequeathing him twenty shillings. Among the witnesses
was Henry Sherman the elder (by mark). Daughtry, 12.

Nicholas Clere of the parish of St. James, Colchester, Essex, clothier
and one of the alderman of the same town, 24 February 1 578, proved 9 June
1579. I do will and require mine cousin Mr. Challenor to preach in
the said parish church of St. James four sermons for me. To the poor of
the town. To wife Anne Clere my head tenement in St. James wherein I
now do dwell (and other property) to hold for life, and then to my son
Nicholas. A certain lease of land back of my head tenement, called Mary
Land, by lease from the late Abbot of St. John's, confirmed by the Queen's
Highness, I give to my wife fur life, then to my son Nicholas. Certain
property to son Thomas at age of twenty one. Property in Balliugdon,
Essex, near adjoining to the town of Sudbury, Suffolk, to son William at
age of twenty one. Lands in Haberton and groves of wood in Grynsted
and Wivenho to wife to enjoy the rents for her own use &c. and for and
towards the education and bringing up of my children. To said wife the
tenement in St. James, Colchester, which I late bought of my brother
Benjamin Clere and wherein one Joice, a stranger, now inhabited), to hold
for life and then to son Nicholas. To my said son Nicholas forty pounds
of good and lawful money, my best silver salt, one goblet of silver and
twelve silver spoons marked in the tops with the letters N. and C, to be
paid and delivered when he shall accomplish his age of twenty one years.
To William forty pounds &c. The same to Thomas. To my daughter
Mary Clere forty pounds at twenty one or day of marriage. To my daugh-


ter Anne Clere forty pouuds at twenty one or day or marriage. The same
to daughter Jane Clere. To my sou in Jaw Thomas Hasil wood my best
gelding. To my daughter in law Anne Read one bullock of the age of
two years. My daughter in law Margaret Ilasilwood and my daughter in
law Elizabeth Ilasilwood. My cousin John Clere and my cousin Benjamin
Clere. Wife Anne to be sole executrix and brother Benjamin Clere the
elder supervisor.

Nicholas Challouer and Thomas Crosse two of the witnesses.

Bakon, 25.

Henry Reignoldes of Little Belsteade, Suffolk, Esq. 9 August 27
Elizabeth, with a codicil bearing date 22 September 1585, proved 13 Oc-
tober 1587. To be buried on the North side of the chauucel of the parish
church of Little Belstead. Gravestones to be laid over bodies of Anne my
late wife and Christopher Goldingham her former husband. Another over
body of my father Robert Reignoldes in chancel of South side of church of
East Bergholt. Another over body of my first wife in church of Much
Ocle (Oakley). The poor of Ipswich and of East Bergholt. To wife Eliz-
abeth. Son Henry at one and twenty. My cousin Francis Reignolde of

in Norfolk. His son Thomas Reignolde. William Goldingham, Doc-

tor of Law. Henry Reignolde, one of the sons of my brother Edward, and
Robert, Christopher and Francis, his brothers. Henry Goldingham. Jonas
Goldingham. Conditional bequest for endowment of almshouses in Ipswich.
Niece Anne Reiguoldes and her brothers and sisters of the whole blood.
The children of my late sister Browne deceased. Niece Anne Reig-
nolde referred to as one of the daughters of brother Edward. I give to
Rose and Mary Browne thirty pounds each and to William Warner their
brother forty pounds and to Thomas Warner their brother ten pounds,
and to Francis Browne five pounds and also to my cousin Sherman of
Colchester five pouuds. My brother Philip Reignolde. William Golding-
ham, Doctor of Law, and Henry and Jonas his brethren and Ilansarde
Aldeham their sister. Each of the children of my cousin Francis Reig-
nolde. My cousin Richard Kempe and his wife. My brother Edward Withi-
poll, Peter Withipoll and Benjamin Withipoll. My loving friends Mr. Ed-
ward Grimstone the elder and Mr. Edward Grimstone the younger, my
cousin Thomas Kempe, Mr. Humphrey Sackforde, my cousin Walker, my
brother Paul Withipoll his wife, my brother Wolverstone, my nephew
Veasie of Burstall and Mr. Richard Newman (rings). My sister Frances
Withipoll. John Warner of Ipswich. William Goldingham Doctor of Law

to be sole executor and friends William Plumbe Esq., cousin Davison

and Edward Grimston the younger, esquires, and Ralphe Scrivenour gent'
supervisors. Robert Sherman one of the witnesses both to will and codi-
cil. In the codicil reference to bequest made in above will to niece Rose
Browne and her sister 31ary the wife of Heriche of Chelmsford. These
legacies already paid. Spencer, 61.

Henry Shearman the elder of Colchester Essex, (by mark) 20 Janu-
ary 1589, with a codicil, proved 25 duly 1590. To be buried in the parish
church of Dedham. To Doctor Chapman the preacher of Dedham six
pounds. To Mr. Parker forty shillings. To the poor of Dedham twenty
pounds, to be a continual stock for the poor to the world's end, and
it shall be ordered at the discretion of the Governors of the Free School
of Dedham. To Henry Shearman my sou my shearman's craft to him and


his heirs forever and all the household (stuff) in his house. To my son
Henry's children, that is to say. Henry, Samuel, Daniel, John, Ezechiell,
Phehe. Nathaniel and Anne Shearman, to each of them five pounds apiece, to
the sons at two aud twenty and the daughters at one and twenty. To my son
Edmonde Shearman ten pounds. To Edmonde Shearman, the son of my
son Edmonde, thirteen pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence at two and
twenty, and if he die hefore then to be divided between Richard, Bezaliell
and Anne Shearman, the children of my son Edmonde. I will and bequeath
to Richard, Bezaliell, Anne and Sara Shearman, the children of my son Ed-
monde, forty shillings apiece, to the sons at two and twenty the daughters at
one and twenty. To my son in law William Retfield twenty pounds and to
his three children, Richard, Susan and Elizabeth Petfield, six pounds thir-
teen shillings four pence each (at ages as above). Margerye my wife shall
have all my broom wood and logs which I have at my departure and twenty
shillings of money and that twelve pounds due unto me from Tendring if my
executors can recover it of him. She shall have her dwelling for two years
in that part of the house wherein we do now dwell, that is in the lower
parlour and the two chambers next Mr. Rndd's and part of the backhouse
if my son Robert do enjoy the house. But if it be redeemed and he do not
enjoy it then I will that my son Robert shall pay unto Margery my wife
four pounds for two years' dwelling. To my wife my tipped pot, term of
her life, and then to my daughter Judith. To my son Robert three score
pounds, the which I gave for the state of the house wherein I now dwell,
which was lately Richard King's, beer brewer, of Colchester. Other real
estate to Robert. To Jane and Anne Shearman, daughters of Robert, five
pounds apiece (at one and twenty). To Robert all the household stuff
which I had before I married Margery, my wife. To him also my silver and
gilt goblet, a sword and bill &c. To my daughter Judith PetHeld the chest
and linen upon the " soller." To my son in law Nicholas Fynce forty shil-
lings. To my son Henry Sherman twelve silver spoons. The poor of All
Hallows. To Henry my son all my armour except that which I gave to
my son Robert. Other bequests to children. To Christopher Stone a cloth
doublet. To each of my sons, Edmond, Henry and Robert, twenty shil-
lings in gold and to each of their wives twenty shillings in gold, and to daugh-
ter Judith the same. My sons Henry and Edmond to be executors.

Drury, 51.

Thomas Clere of Colchester, Essex, clothier, 11 January 1 594 (pro-
bate not given ). The house I now dwell in, lying in the parish of St.
James, Colchester, shall be so! 1 to the most advantage and the money that
shall arise thereof shall be given as followeth. To my loving mother Ann
Clere ten pounds. To my brother Ilaselwood ten pounds. To my brother
Lewis ten pounds. I give unto my mother ten pounds to be employed to
the best advantage and benefit for mv sister Elizabeth Westones mainten-
ance. To my brother Nicholas Clere twenty pounds. To my brother
Woodes seven sons forty shillings to either of them, that is to say, Richard
Wood. Nicolas Woode, John Wood, Samuel Wood, Daniel Wood, Griffyne
Woode and Joseph Wood, and every of them to be paid when he shall ac-
complish his age of one and twenty years.

Item, I do give and bequeath unto ray brother Sherman's four children
which he had by my sister Anne the like sum of forty shillings to either of
them, ih.,! is to say to Sara Shermane forty shillings, to Ane Shermane
forty shillings, to Susane Shermane forty shillings and to Samuel Shermane


forty shillings, to be paid by rny executor, or by his executors or administra-
tors, when they and every of them shall accomplish their several ages of
one and twenty years, or at the day of marriage, which of them shall first

To my brother Thurstone's three sons the like sum, i. e. to Thomas, John
and Edmund Thurstone forty shillings apiece, at their several ages of one
and twenty, and to Mary Thurstone, his daughter, the like sum at one and
twenty or day of marriage. Lands in Ballingdon, Essex, near adjoining to
the town of Sudbury, Suffolk, given unto me by my father, Nicholas Clere,
to be sold to the most advantage and the money arising thence to be equally
divided among my four sisters' children, i. e. my sister Reade's children,
Elizabeth, Anne and Nicholas Reade, my sister Elizabeth Weston's children,
Theophihis, done, Elizabeth, Anne and Nathaniel Weston, my sister Anne
Shereman's children (name as above) and my sister Jane Thurstone's child-
ren (name as above). Brother Nicholas Clere to be my sole executor.

Thomas Thurston and Thomas Cross among the witnesses.

Orioinal will N°. 40 in Bundle Lawrance,

Arch. Colchester.

Edmond Sherman of Dedham, Essex, clothier, signed 1 August 1599,
with a codicil made 20 December 1600, proved the last day of April 1601.
To wife Anne my house and tenement and all the meadow and lands which
I do now occupy and dwell in, for her natural life. I give her my wood-
house and hopyard annexed which I lately bought of John Upcher,
for term of her natural life, and five acres, parcel of the land which I
bought of John Webb (and plate and household stuff and cows and
horses and grain &c). To son Edmond, after decease of my wife all the
houses and lands before mven to said wife and a house and seven acres

called Ryes, where he now dwells, and my sherman's occupation. To son
Richard fifty pounds at four and twenty. Similar bequests to sons Bezaliell,
Samuel, John and Benjamin. To my eldest daughter Auue Sherman fifty
pounds at one and twenty. A similar bequest to daughter Sarah. I give to
Ilanna my daughter which I had by Anne my second wife fifty pounds at
one and twenty. The same sum each to daughters Susan and Mary at simi-
lar ages. To sister Judith Pettfield the tenement wherein Edmond Browne
the taylor now dwelleth, term of her life. My house at the church gate,
my house that Robert Finch now dwelleth in (and other lauds &c.) shall be
sold within six months of my decease by my brother Henry Shermau and
my kinsman Symon Fenue, clothier, of Dedham. Certain other houses
and lands to be let until my youngest daughter Mary come unto the age of
twenty years, or the term of tweuty years after the date of this my will
shall be expired. I do then give to John my son (certain portions) and to
sons Benjamin and Samuel (certain other portions). After my wife's death
I give to Bezaliell my son my tenement called Ryes, now in occupation of
son Edmond, on condition he pay to my son Richard, within one year of his
entry and possession of the same, the sum of fifty pounds. If Bezaliell die &c.

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