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Sparhawke a witness. Bakou, 41.

John Blewitt of Hadley Suffolk, clothier, 28 December 1621, proved
8 February 1G21. Wife Phillis. My daughter Margery and John Orsbye
aud her daughters Mary, Margery and Elizabeth. To Philip Crane my
kinsman five pounds to be paid to him at the end of his now apprentice-
hood. The wife of John Chambers. The two eldest children of Samuel
Bird by my kinswoman. John Blewitt my kinsman. The wife of James
Blewitt. Susan Greenwood my servant.

I give unto the son of Goodin my weaver, towards his maintenance

at Cambridge, twenty shillings. I give uuto Boram and Richard-
son my weavers six shillings eight pence apiece. To the churchwardens
of Hadley twenty pounds to be employed and lent out to young men
clothiers of the said town or otherwise for the good of the poor of the
town. To my son John my mansion house and my house in Duck Lane in
Hadley. My sister the late wife of Paule of Bongey (Bongay). To
Eliazar Moody of Ipswich my kinsman ten shillings. Mr. Butler minister
of Hadley. Son John to be executor. If he refuse then son in law John
Orsbye to be executor. Good friends Mr. Robert Hanbye and John Ala-
baster to be overseers. To Edward Greene of Hadley my kinsman twenty
shillings. Proved by John Blewett. Savile, 21.

William Smith of Hadleigh, Suffolk, beerbrewer, 13 January 1624,
proved 3 February 1626. Wife Alice to have my capital messuage &
houses, buildings, mills, mill houses, mill yards &c. for life or so long as she
keep herself unmarried. She shall not suffer any clothiers or diers trade
to be used in them and shall not suffer any clothier, dyar or worker of any
dyed wool, yarn or cloth to dwell in said houses, but shall either maintain
my said capital messuage for a brewhouse herself or let the same to a brewer
to use brewing there and no other trade. Thomas Smith son of my brother
Thomas deceased. My godson William Scrivener. John and Henry Scriv-
ener children of Matthew Scrivener deceased. Edmond and James Scriv-
ener children of the said Matthew. Grace Smith daughter of brother John.
The children of my said brother Thomas. I give and bequeath unto the
children of John Goodinge of Hadleigh, brewer, which shall be living at
the time of my decease, eight pounds to be paid equally amongst them as
they shall come to full age. Friend Mr. Francis Andrewe. To Elizabeth
the wife of James Howes the younger of Hadleigh nine pounds, in no
ways to come to the hands of the said James, but the use thereof to be
paid to her as she shall need and the principal to be paid to her if she sur-
vive the said James, otherwise to the children of the said Elizabeth. Signed
30 December 1625. John Goodwyn one of the witnesses.

Skynner, 19.

Henry Buckenham of Hadleigh, Suffolk, draper, 3 February 1649,
proved 10 July 1050. Wife Sarah. Freehold and copyhold lauds in
Debenliam, Suffolk. Eldest son Isaac. Lands, tenements, &c. in Red-
grave, Suffolk. Sister Anne Catchpole of Withersfield, Suffolk. Son
Henry. Freehold and copyhold lands in Langham, Essex. My mother
Anne Carver now the wife of John Carver. Son John to have all those


closes or fields of land and pasture, with the appurtenances, which I lately
purchased of my brother Robert Goodwyn, clerk, situate and being iu
Hadleigh and Layham or both or one of them in the said County of Suf-
folk, both freehold and copihold. To wife Sarah the tenement wherein I
now dwell. She to be executrix aud my brothers in law Johu, Isaac and
George Jaquis to be supravisors. Pembroke, 10G.

Charles Henry Lord Wotton of Wotton in the County of Kent and
Earl of Bellomont within the Realm of Ireland, 6 October 1682, proved
14 July 1GS8. To be buried in the Cathedral Church of Canterbury and a
monument to be erected for me to the value of five hundred pounds. My dear
wife that now is. My manor of Belsise in Hampstead, Middlesex. Plate,
linen and hou-ehold goods bought from Swakeston House in the County of
Derby unto my house of Belsise. Forty pounds a year to Mr. Tobias
Eden during his natural life. My manor or reputed manor of Wroxham,
Norfolk. My Barouy and Seigniory of Kirkhoven in the Province of
Flanders. The reversion in fee of certain enclosed grounds and lands called
St. Johns Wood in Ilampstead and Marvbone. My dear and loving nephew
Charles Stanhope younger son of the truly noble and my honored good
brother Philip, Earl of Chesterfield. My dear and loving nephew Philip,
Lord Stanhope, eldest son and heir apparent of my said dear brother. My
dear and loving nephew Edward, Lord Noell, Baron of Titchfield. My
dear aud loving kinsman Edward Hales, son and heir apparent of Sir
Edward Hales of the County of Kent, Baronet. The right heirs of Thomas
late Lord Wotton my grandfather. My will and mind is that out of the
rents &c. of my manor of Belsise, every year, a dinner shall be provided
at my mansion house of Belsise, by the present owner or possessor thereof,
the dinner not exceeding five pounds, for the Dean and Chapter of West-
minster (of whom the manor is held) and my executors, or so many of
them as can conveniently come to view the said house, gardens, orchards
and outbuildings belonging to the said house, to the end the same may be
preserved and kept in good repair and order. The poor of Swakestone in
the County of Derby and the poor of Hampstead. Several great debts
due to me from His Majesty. Exton, 101.

[Charles Henry Kirkhoven, Baron Wotten, was by patent 9 Dec. 1GS0, created
" Earl of Bellomont." He <\h\\ s^. 5 Jan. 1GS2-3, when all his honors became ex-
tinct. Six years after his death, Richard Coote, Lord Coote and Baron of
Coloony, was created Earl of Bellomont. (See Complete Peerage, by G. E. C,
vol. 1. p. 313.) The latter Earl of Bellomont is known to the readers of New
England history as the second governor of Massachusetts under the charter of
William and Mary. He Avas born about 1C36, and died in New York, March 5,
1701.— Editor.]

Katherine Needham of Chipping Barnelt iu the County of Hertford,
spinster, 1 February 1 69 1, proved 12 March 1 69 1 . To be buried in the vault
of the parish church of St. Martins Ludgate in the County of Middlesex and
laid as near my father and mother as possibly may be. Fifty pounds to be
laid out for the defraying of my funeral charges. To brother Jf hn Need-
ham ten pounds a year for life. To his four sons Edward, Daniel, Samuel
and Benjamin ten pounds apiece. To brother John Needham's daughter
Abigail Towers, widow, ten pounds. To sister Briant's daughter Elizabeth
East ten pounds. To brother Benjamin Needham one hundred pounds and
to his wife a piece of old gold, value five pounds. To Benjamin's daughter
Susan one hundred and twenty pounds and to his daughter Sarah one huu-


dred pounds. To the poor of St. Martin's Ludgate four pounds. Five
pounds each for mourning to brother John, brother Benjamin and his wife,
cousin Samuel Needham and his wife, cousin Benjamin and his wife, cousin
Abigail Towers, cousin Elizabeth East and her husband, cousins Susan
and Sarah, daughters of brother Benjamin, cousin Edward Needham and
his wife, cousin Daniel Needham and his wife and cousin John Needham
and his wife. Certain articles of silver to cousins Susan and Sarah Need-
ham. To cousin Joseph Needham, son of brother Benjamin, ray copyhold
field or close of meadow or pasture ground (eleven acres) called Upper
Bartrom's in Hampstead and in the manor of Hampstead, Middlesex, now
in the tenure of Thomas Marsh or his assigns, and my two houses in South-
mims, Middlesex. The residue to my loving cousin Joseph Needham whom
I make sole executor. Fane, 43.

[I look on the above as a very valuable will. Testatrix must have been the
sister of onr Edniond Needham of Lynn, from whom very many Essex County
families are descended. This will shows where the father and mother of onr
Lynn man were buried. I suspect they had lived in Ave Mary Lane in a house
which fell to Benjamin, brother of our immigrant, under their mother's will (q.
v. Reg., xlv. pp. 294-5 ; ante, p. 543). Note that the name Brent in the mother's
will is given as Briant in the daughter's will. — H. F. TV.]

Andrew Newell, of Charlestown in the Province of the Massachusetts
Bay in New England but now in Rotherhith in the County of Surrey in
old England, mariner, 19 November 1744, (sic) proved 4 December 1741.
To wife Eunice all my estate during her widowhood in order to enable her
to bring up my children ; but in case she marries then I bequeath it all to
my children, Joseph, Andrew, Eunice and Mary Newell, my said wife
reserving out of my said estate, for her own proper use and benefit, one-
third part thereof according to the custom in such cases. To eldest sou
Joseph all my interest in the New Wharf at Nantucket (at twenty one).
Wife Eunice executrix and friends Hentou Brown and John Owen, mer-
chants, trustees or executors iu old England. Spurway, 356.

[Andrew Newell, the testator, was a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Tuck)
Newell of Charlestown. He was born Feb. 28, 1701-2. His daughter Eunice
married Henry Quincy, and his daughter Mary married Israel Loring (Wyinan's
Charlestown, vol. 2, pp. 703-4). — Editor.]

Edward Fuller of Olney Bucks, yeoman, 22 August 1656, proved 20
September 1656. To my eldest son John Fuller my house, cottage or
tenement in Olney, with the arable land &c. belonging, wherein I now
dwell, next the cottage or tenement there now or late of Robert Martin on
the one side. To my second son Ignacious Fuller my freehold lands,
houses &c. in Olney and Sherrington Bucks. To my third son Thomas
Fuller two hundred pounds, to be paid him a year after my decease. To
my daughter Abigail ten pounds, to be paid in a year &c. More to my
eldest son John five pounds within a year. The residue to son Ignacious
whom I make full and whole executor. Berkley, 334.

[John Fuller, the eldest son of the above testator, was that John Fuller of
Boston iu the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from whom the well known family
of Fuller of Lynn are descended. In Lechford's Note-Book (pp. 152-153 as
printed) we find that Francis Godsome of Lynn in New England granted (appar-
ently in August A.D. K53U) to John Fuller of Boston in N. E. joiner his house
and home lot, containing five acres, and three acres of meadow and thirty acres
of wood and upland thereto belonging and all privileges and accommodations
thereto belonging by the Townsmen'.-, grant or promise, — if Edward Fuller of


Olncy in the Comity of Bucks yeoman shall pay unto the said Fuller sixty
pounds on or before the second day of February next. By an Article in the
Agreement John Fuller had the righl to refuse the bargain and require his
money •• at . returne." In that case if Allen Brade (now Breed) Edward (Ed-
mond?) Farriugton and William Knight should deem the premises worth sixty
pounds then he was to pay five pound-; for damages to Francis Godsome. Later
there is reference of a conditional return of the money "to his father." It
seems that Edward Wcedeu, carpenter, was engaged to work upon the house.
The Editor of the Note-Book does not seem to be aware that Brade (Breed),
Farriugton ami Knight were all of Lynn. — II. F. W.]

Edward Barney of Braddeuham, Bucks, yeoman. 13 April 1643, with
a codicil bearing date '.' October 1643, proved 2.~> October 1645. I give
and bequeath unto my daughter Agnes Loveday, now wife of Francis Love-
day, one silver bowl and six silver spoons, to have the use of them during
her life, and after her decease to her daughter Hanna Loveday. Other
household stuff to daughter Agnes. To son Francis Lovedav a piece of
gold of twentv shillings, and to his six children. Robert, llanna, Marv,
Joane. William and Thomas Loveday. my grandchildren, ten pounds each,
to be paid into the hands of my overseers for their benefit until they attain
to their several ages of one and twentv years or davs of marriage. To my
daughter Katheriue Dorvall, now wife to John Dorvall, a silver bowl, a
silver salt and six silver spoons, to have the use of them during her natural
life, and after her decease to remain to her daughter Sarah Dorvall. To
my grandchildren, the six children of my said son John Dorvall. viz 1 . John,
Edward, Symon, Sara, Mary, and Christian Dorvall, ten pounds each (as
above). Other bequests to two daughters Agnes Lovedav and Katherine

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Barney the sum of ten
pounds of lawful money of England (if he be living at the time of my
death and do come over into England and personally demand the same).
To the poor people of Braddeuham five pounds. The residue to my said son
in law John Dorvall whom I make full and sole executor and I do entreat
my loving friends John Penny of Little Marlowe, gentleman, Thomas
Chandler of Ilugenden, gen 1 ., and William Davenport of Chepping
Wicombe, yeoman, to be overseers of this my last will and I do give unto
each of them i\ve shillings as a pledge of mv love to them, desiring their
best assistance to see my will herein performed.

Arch. Bucks, 1645, § 36.

[I have no doubt that the Jacob Barney above referred to as out of England
was our Jacob Barney the elder of Salem from whom are descended the well
known family long settled in Swansey, the Barneys of Rhode Island and of
New York. I have a few references to other wills showing that the name was
to be found in the South Western portion of Bucks, at Turvilc aud Medmen-
ham, neither of which parishes is far from Bradenham. The following notes
therefore seem worth preserving. — II. F. W.]

John Rooles of Turlile, yeoman, 13 December 1586. To be buried in
Turlile. Son John and his two children, son Richard aud his son William
and son Jeffery and hi« daughter Agnes. Daughter Joane Keene aud her
son William Keene. Daughter Isbell Barney. Daughter Syc.s and her
son Thomas Syms. Daughters Sisselie, Ann and Alice (unmarried). Wife
Sibell. Sou Henry. Brother in law John Pytcher. Date of probate not
noted. Arch. Bucks, Original Wills. Bundle for 1587.

Henry Bishopp of Medmeuham Bucks 23 February 1626, proved 4
May 1648. Brother John Bishopp and his eldest son aud the rest of his


children. I make Jeffery Barney my executor and I give to him forty
shillings. Elizabeth Reddinge. Wit : Anne Barney and Elizabeth Red-
dinge (her mark). Arch. Bucks 1648, § 115.

Jeffery Barney of Medmenham Bucks bricklayer, 12 December 1653,
proved 15 May 1655. My brother in law John Bray of the parish of Bray
in Berkes and his four children. John Bray of Maydeuhead. Edward
Turrey of Maydenhead. Thomas Bray of Great Marlow. Samuel Barney
of Turville. John Barney of Turville. William Barney of Hambleden
and his son Jefferie. Henry Barney of Fawley. Richard Barney of
Hambleden and John Barney of Hambleden. Joane Barney of Cromish
in the County of Oxford. Anne Ware in the City of London. Others
named. My wife Anne Barney to be whole and sole executrix.

Aylett, 115.

Mary More, wife to Steven More, citizen and cloth worker of London
(by virtue of an agreement before marriage &c. and a bond bearing date
14 January 1666 &c.) 22 August 1670, proved 19 October 1678. A con-
ditional bequest (of three hundred and fifty pounds) to said husband.
Otherwise fifty pounds of it to my son Samuel Ilardie in New England,
fifty to his sou Robert Hardy of New England, one hundred to my
daughter Sarah Duke, one hundred to my grandchildren Adam Jordain,
fifty of it to his sister Sarah Jordaine ; the other fifty to be divided amongst
the children of my deceased brother of New England. Only I will that
my aged mother, it she should survive, may have the improvement of that
hundred pounds to Samuel and Robert Hardie during her life. Also I
will unto my said mother, Margaret Chalpont, the profit of my lease in
Fore Street near Criplegate (ten pounds a year) during her life. After
her decease I will said lease to my daughter Sarah Duke. To my son
Samuel Hardy, out of other estate, fifty pounds and to his son Robert
twenty pounds and to his wife Mary Hardy my diamond ring, my silver
tankard. To my daughter Sarah Due (sic) the several sums due upon
bonds put out by her in her Aunt Norise's name or otherwise (and other
bequests to her). The two children of my said daughter. Bequest to
abovesaid grandchildren Adam and Sarah Jordine at age of one and twenty.
If the said Sarah Duke should have any other child or children then &c.
My sister Sarah Norise. My daughter in law Ane Auey (sic) and each of
her children. My cousin Prisilow Harwood. Mary Strett, widow. Mary
Marshall, widow. The widow Harrington. Matthew Davise. Ann
Westbe nurse to Adam Jordaine. Loving friends Edward Palmer, wine
cooper, and Isaac Gildersleve, pewterer, to be executors. My husband's
son Steven More. My husband's grandchildren. Each of my deceased
brother's children in New England. The three children of Anue Avery
(see Auey above). Mary Jordan one of the witnesses.

Reeve, 112.

Margaret Chalfont of the city of London, widow, 12 August, 1678,
proved 9 October 1678. To my daughter Sarah, widow and relict of
Timothy Norris deceased, twenty pounds, to be paid out of the money now
in the hands of Mr. George Ilocknell, and all my plate and goods in my
chamber. To my daughter Mary More, the wife of Stephen More, thirty
pounds. To my grandchild Samuel Hardye five pounds. To my grand-
child Sarah the widow and relict of Adam Jordan, five pounds and to
Adam and Sarah Jordan, her children, six pounds between them. To my


sister Susanna Harris of New England five pounds if living after my de-
cease. To Mr. Edmund Call amy, minister, ten shillings. To my son in
law Stephen More ten shillings. Ten pounds to be expended at my funeral.
The residue to my said two daughters Mary More aud Sarah Norriss whom
I make joint executrixes &c. Proved by Sarah Norris.

Reeve, 108.

[In the Probate Act Book for 1G78 (fo. 113) the above testatrix is described
as of the parish of Sepulchre's, Loudon. Her daughter, Mrs. Mary More, is in
the same Probate Act Book (fo. 118) described as of Kennington, Surrey. The
will of Robert Hardie who married Mrs. Chalfont's daughter and was the
father of Samuel Hardie the town clerk of Beverly iu Massachusetts, is here

Robert Hardie citizen and haberdasher of London, 28 May 1661,
proved 18 December 1662. Personal estate, according to the laudable
custom of the city of London, to be divided into three equal parts, one part
whereof I give to dear and loving wife Mary, as due to her by the custom
of London, another third to my children, viz'. Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and
Samuel, to be equally parted and divided between them, viz 1 , to Samuel at
one aud twenty and to Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah at one and twenty or
days of marriage. The other third reserved to myself at my own disposal.
To wife twenty pounds. To son Samuel twenty pounds and also my seal
ring with a cornelian stone and my arms engraven thereon. To my brother
John Hardy and to my mother Margaret Chalfont, widow, twenty shillings
apiece. To John, Edward, Mary aud Martha Hardy, children of my said
brother John, ten shillings apiece. To my sister Gillian Taylor, widow,
twenty shillings and to her son Joseph and her daughter ten shil-
lings apiece. The residue to wife and children. Wife to be executrix
and brother John and mother Margaret Chalfont overseers.

Laud, 155.

Ann Hale of Bristol, widow, 20 June 1763, with a nuncupative codicil
dated 11 September 1764, proved 20 January 1768. To be buried in
Christ Church, Bristol, in the grave there where my late dear and loving
husband was interred. The poor of Christ Church and St. Michael's. I give
the sum of one hundred pounds for and towards the education and support
of the poor charity boys chiefly supported and educated at the expence of
the-parish of St. Michael, at a school now kept in Horse Street in the said
city of Bristol. One hundred pounds to the Treasurer of the Bristol
Infirmary, to be laid out in old South Sea Annuities or any other good

Also I give to my cousin Thomas Jackson of Boston or elsewhere in
New England, merchant, if he shall be living at the time of my decease,
the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds &c. but if he shall happen to die
in my life time then and in such case I give the said three hundred and fifty
pounds to and amongst all and every his children that shall be living at the
time of my decease, to be equally divided between them, or to his grand-
child or grandchildren &c. Also I give to my cousin Mrs. Mary Potwine
wife of John Potwine now or late of Hartford in New England, goldsmith,
the sum of four huudred pounds (or to her children &c.) and if it shall
happen that there shall be no such child or children of my said cousin
Potwine's living at the time of my decease then and in such case I give
the said last mentioned sum of four huudred pounds to her two grand-
children Joseph Church and Elizabeth Church equally between them. Also


I give to the said Joseph and Elizabeth Church fifty pounds each. My
respected friend the Rev' 1 . Mr. John Culliford of Bristol. Edward Colston
Grevile sou of my respected friend Giles Grevile of the same city, apothe-
cary. Mr. Peter Goodwyn son of Austin Goodwyn late of Bristol Esquire
deceased. Other friends named. My niece Sarah Hale eldest daughter of
my brother in law Edward Hale deceased. Ann Hale youngest daughter
of said Edward Hale. To Sarah my messuage or tenement wherein I now
live, on St. Michael's Hill. To Ann my two messuages &c. in Earl Street
in the parish of St. James. To both my moiety or full half of the messuage
in Broad Street in the parish of St. Ewen. Friend John Skynner of
Bristol gentleman to assist in the making of the remittance to New Eng-
land. Seeker, 18.

[See Report of the Record Commissioners of Boston, Vols. 9 and 24, for
Jackson and Potwine. See also Wight Genealogy, 1800, page 225, and Stiles's
History of Windsor, Vol. ii,, page 625. Further information about the Jack-
sons will be given in the January number. — William P. Greenlaw of Cam-

Robert Lucas of the city of Bristol, hooper, 28 Jauuary 1774, proved
13 February 1776. I am seized in fee of three several messuages or tene-
ments and of a piece of ground now used as a garden on King's down
in the parish of St. James in the city of Bristol, in one of which mes-
suages I do now reside and dwell, one other is now in the possession of
Samuel Berry, custom-house officer and the other in the possession of my
son in law James Lockyer or of Charles Kemeys as his under tenant,
and am also possessed of two cellars and two lofts in St. Nicholas Street
and am possessed and interested in one share of and in a certain Glass Bot-
tle Manufactory, Glass House and buildings near the Limekiln Dock in the
parish of St. Augustine, Bristol, which I hold in partnership with other per-
sons therein concerned, and am also concerned in partnership in the Hooper
and Brewing business with my nephew William Lucas, now carried on in
Nicholas street where I formerly resided and carried on the same. I give
unto my sou in law James Lockier of Bristol, upholder, and my nephew
William Lucas, my partner, the annual sum of forty pounds upon trust
that they pay the said annual sum of forty pounds unto my daughter Fran-
ces, the present wife of Jonathan Nash who now resides in America, sepa-
rate and apart from her said husband, such annual sum not to be subject to
or liable for any or either of the debts or engagements of the said Jonathan
Nash but to be for the separate and entire maintenance of my said daugh-
ter Frances independent of her said husband, who shall have nothing to
do therewith. To the same trustees a thousand pounds, the interest where-
of is to be paid to my said daughter (separately as above) and after her
death to her children. Other provision for daughter Frances. Daughter
Elizabeth wife of the said James Lockier. Daughter Ann Manley, widow.
Her house in Brunswick square referred to. Daughter Mary Lucas at day
of marriage. My wife her mother. Daughter Sarah Lucas at marriage.
My only son John Robert Lucas at age of twenty two years. The share
in the Cass Bottle Manufactory divided into six parts, one for each child.
To my grand daughter Elizabeth Nash two hundred pounds at age of twenty
one or day of marriage. The children of daughter Elizabeth Lockier. The
residue to wife Elizabeth and she to be executrix. Bellas, 80.

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