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Newport, descended unto him by the death of his father, Captain Christopher
Newport, which confirmation having been read and approved in the preparative
court, as also in the morning by the committee, was now put to the question and
ordered to be sealed."

The exact location of these lands in Virginia is, I believe, still doubtful. As
to New Port Newse, as yet I have seen no reason for changing the opinions ex-
pressed in The Genesis, pp. 95G, 958.— Alexander Brown, of Norwood, Va.}

Lawrence Hampton of London, taylor, 9 November 1627, proved
12 February 1627. To the poor of Tickenham (Twickenham) Middlesex
twenty shillings. To my sister Philadelphia Hampton twenty pounds.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother William Hampton ten pounds
of lawful money of England to be paid unto him within twelve months
after his return from Virginia in the parts beyond the seas. And if my
said brother shall happen to die or depart this life before his return from
Virginia in this realm of England then I give and bequeath the said ten
pounds unto my sister Philadelphia if she be then living. To Thomas
Garret my father in law twenty shillings. To and among the servants of
my brother Henry Rand, citizen and joiner of London, forty shillings to be
divided amongst them &c. All these legacies to be paid out my lands in
Twickenham. To my said brother Henry Rande and my sister Anne his
wife all my lands, tenements &c, freehold and copyhold, in Twickenham,
Middlesex. The said Henry to be executor. One of the witnesses was
Keneline Winslowe. Archd. of London, B. 7, L. 17.

[The present "Hampton" River was named by Lord I)e La Warr in 1610
" Southampton" River for Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, the early
friend of Shakespeare. On May 17, 1G20, the name of Smytlie's Hundred (ex-
tending on the north side of James River from " Tanks Wayouoke down to the
mouth of the Chicahominc River") was changed to Southampton Hundred. The
" Chicahominc " River was then called " Southampton" River, and the name of
the original river of that name was soon after contracted into "Hampton"
Uivcr. William Hampton settled in that region about that time, and that fact
may have had something to do with the change in the name of the river. There
is some confusion about the first settler of the name. Hotteu apparently gives
the names of tioo Win. Hampton's, each coming on the Bona Nova, and each
having a wife Joane (see pp. 253, 2G1) ; one. " age 40. arrived in the Bona Nova
in L020"; the other, " age 34, in the Boua Nova 1621." The Bona Nova arrived
in Virginia, on her 2d voyage, in the fall of 1620; on her 3d voyage, not Long
before March 25, 1622. The references are possibly to the same man and his
wife. They were living in "Elizabeth Cittie beyond Hampton River— Beinge
the Conipaiiycs land," — in 1625, and still there in L635.

In 1569, the manor-house at Ticicki tiltam was leased to Catherine and Barnard
Hampton (which Barnard had been clerk of the Council to Edward VI., Queen
Mary, and Queen Elizabeth). William Hampton of Virginia may have been to
the manor born.

The Hampton family of South Carolina (of whom Gen. Wade Hampton) was
originally from Virginia. — Alexandkk Brown.]


Axne Ball of London, widow, 13 March 1G53, proved 9 October
1054. My body to be buried in the parish church of St. Dunstau's iu the
East, in Loudon, near to the body of my late husband. The poor of said
parish, the poor of Stanraore and the poor of Weald in the parish of Har-
row on the Hill. My cousin Cicely Gilbert if living at the time of my
decease. My daughter Anne Young. Richard Cooke son of my late
deceased daughter "Mary Cooke. My grandchild Thomas Ball (a minor).
Mv daughter in law Susan Ball. My daughter Barbara Reeve, to whom I
have " bin " kind and helpful at her second marriage. My daughter Jane
Pindar. Those messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments which I
have near Battle Bridge in the parish of St. Olave Southwark in the
Co. of Surrey, the inheritance whereof I purchased of Lady Welde and
her son. My son Richard Ball. My daughter Margaret Allott. My
daughter Elizabeth Gough. Their children. My sons iu law William
Robinson, John Cooke, William Pindar, James Gough and Thomas Reeve.
My brother Master Thomas Burnell, and his wife. My sou John Ball.
My daughter Anne Young to be executrix. Alchin, 46.

Hester Burnell of the Spittle. Midd. widow, 14 March 1663, with
codicil dated 17 May 16G4, proved 15 October 1664. To be buried in the
parish church of St. Allhallowes (sic) Barking, near my late dear husband.
Cousins John Burnell Esq., Thomas Burnell and his wife and Henry
Burnell and his wife. Brother Henry Wollaston Esq. and his wife. Brother
Thomas Wollaston. Cousin Sarah Edlin widow. Brother Robert Smith
and bis wife. Cousin Dr. Edmund Trench and his wife. Cousin Dr.
Roger Drake and his wife. Cousin Dr. Samuel Winter and his wife.
Cousin John Crowther and his wife. Cousin Stephen White and Hester
his wife. Cousin Edmund Trench, son of the said Dr. Trench. Cousin
Thomas Harlow and Anne his wife. Mr. Samuel Slater the elder and
Mr. Richard Kentish. Cousin Elizabeth Goffe. Cousin Katherine Burcher.
Cousin Bowtell. Cousin Lucy Manistey wife of Clement Manistey. If it
shall please God that I die at Dr. Samuel Annesley's house then I give
unto the said Dr. Annesley and his wife four pounds apiece. The poor of
Stanmore Magna, Midd. Cousin Ann Woodrotfe wife of Thomas Woodroffe.
Cousiu Elizabeth daughter of my cousin Frances Hassell. Cousin John the
son of my said cousiu Hassell (to be placed out an apprentice). Cousiu
Edward Hassell, brother to the said Elizabeth and John. Cousin Hassell's
other two daughters not before named. Mary Burnell daughter of Henry
Burnell. Cousin William Johnson. Henry Wollaston, grandson to my
brother Henry Wollaston Esq. Cousin Henry Harrington, graudson to
Henry Wollaston Esq. Ursula Berrisford, grand daughter to Henry Wol-
laston Esq. My chamber at Hunterscombe. Thomas Burnell son of
John Burnell Esq. and the daughter of John Burnell Esq. To my Cousin
Farmer I give the gilt owl which her mother gave me, to use for and during
the term of her natural life; and after her decease I give the same to her
nephew Thomas Marlow. Others named. Bruce, 109.

[The two foregoing wills still further extend our knowledge of the English
connections of John Morley of Charlestown, whose mother Katherine was the
only sister of Mrs. Anne Ball and sister, also of Thomas the husband of Hester
Burnell. Mrs. Ball's husband was Richard, son of John Ball of Wellingborow
(Northampton), as it is shown in the pedigree of Younge (Vis. of London
1G33-4). Her daughter Anue was married to James Youg of London, merchant.
In my extracts from London Marriage Licenses (Hist. Coll. of Essex Institute
1S'.)2) Avill be found, on page •'•'.». the marriage Allegation of Thomas Gate Esq.
and Anne Morlev. the sister of our John Morley. HENKY F. WATERS.]


John* Hacker of Limeliouse, Stepney Middlesex, planter, 7 January
1653, proved 8 June 1654. 1 give unto William Rookeing of Virginia,
planter, one heifer of three years old, with calf, or at least with a calf by her
side, and one fowling piece and shot bag which was his father's, to be deliv-
ered unto him in Virginia, within six months after my disease, at my plan-
tation. To my man James, now resident in Virginia, a weaning calf. To
my loving wife Elizabeth Hacker, during her natural life, the lease of a
small cottage and garden &c. in Freethorne. in the Co. of Gloucester, ami
after her decease then to come and be. during the remainder of the lease,
unto my son John Hacker. To my wife Elizabeth and my son John all
my whole estate and plantation in Virginia, witli my household stuff, goods,
corn, tobacco and stock of all sorts of cattle whatsoever and servants what-
soever as are or shall be bound unto me during the terms of their apprentice-
ships. If my said wife marry with another man then her part to come and
return unto my son John and his heirs &c, remainder to my kinsman Ralph
Hacker, son of my brother Thomas Hacker of Penzance, in the Co. of
Cornwall, glover, and his heirs &c, lastly to my right heirs. My said wife,
during my son's nonage, shall receive his part of the profits yearly of my
plantation for and towards his education and bringing up. To my wife all
my personal estate in England. My wife and son to be executors and lov-
ing friends Master John Westrop and Captain Abraham Reade to be over-

Proved by Elizabeth Hacker the relict &c, power reserved for John
Hacker &c. Alchin, 23.

[John Hacker came to Virginia in the Hopwell, at the age of 17, in K524. In
1C>35 he had a patent granted him of 150 acres on the west side of upper Clrip-
poaks Creek; fifty of this was due him for his personal adventure and one
hundred for his two servants Abraham Hill and Charles Hould. William Rooke-
ing came over in the Bona Nova in 1G1D, and was aged 26 in 1G24. In 1636 Win.
Rookins had 150 acres in the county of James City, the said land being called
" the flying point." There was also due him 50 acres for his wife Jane Baxter,
and 100 for Robert Risby and John Allen. — W. K. Watkixs.]

Petek Priaulx of Melkesham, Wilts, clerk, 18 May 1G77, proved
26 August 1686. Five pounds to the use of the parish church of Melkes-
ham. The same to the poor of Melkesham and also of Rnsper, Sussex.
To my dear kinsman Mr. John Priaulx of Salisbury Wilts, linen draper,
my freehold messuage &c. in Horsham. Sussex, called Jenhams and anothei
called Birds. Bequests to John and Henry Stone sons of my dear brother
Mr. John Stone of Rusper. My dear kinswoman Bridget Greenfield now
dwelling with me. Peter Priaulx younger son of Doctor John Priaulx
late Canon Residentiary of the Close of New Sarum deceased. 'William
Priaulx younger sou of Mi'. Paul Priaulx of the city of London merchant.
Elizabeth Stone the daughter of my brother Mr. John Stone. My sister
in law Elizabeth Gurney the now wife of Mr. John Gurney of Rusper in
Sussex. Reference to decease of honored lather M 1 '. William Priaulx of
Rusper, Sussex, Clerk. Brother Mr. John Stone senior to be executor.

Mr. John Stone, the executor named in the will, having died in the life
time of the testator, commission issued to Elizabeth Gurney (wife of John
Gurney) sister on the mother's side and next akin to Peter Priaulx de-
feased &c. Lloyd. 100.

[See the Pryaulx and Mcrcor wills, witli notes en the Bachilcr family in
Hecistku, vol. 17. pp. 510— li3 ante, pp. 7v; - . — Editor. ]


William Tatton of St. Mary Aldermary London, July l<ii;.~>. proved
26 February L665. Not knowing (in this t Iil* Lord's visitation by Pesti-
lence in this City) how uncertain my hour may he &c. To be buried in
the chancel of the parish church afOresaiil in the same grave where my
most loving wife was buried, at the upper end of the S. i>le at the very
corner of the pews on the left hand (before you step up where the ground
is raised) under a broken -tone. Mr. Richard Bagnall ami my -d>ter in
law Anne Maehen to he overseers and assistants to my son William Tatton
whom I do constitute and appoint to he my sole executor (afterwards
referred to as only son). Conditional gifts to the poor of St. Martin's in the
Fields and of the parish or borough of Newcastle under Lyne in the Co.
of Stafford (bread to he distributed on the Seavehth day of February, if it
be Sunday, or else on the Sabath day next following the Seaventh of Febru-
ary yearly). My mother in law Elleu Maehen of Newcastle under Lyne,
widow, provided she be married to no man beside her husband Richard
Maehen deceased. The. two children of ray sister Illage (now Weston).
The three children of ray brother George Tatton. The two children of
mv sister Susan Milles. The two children of my brother and sister in law
John and Alice Harrison of Newcastle under Line. John Maehen now in
Virginia. I desire Mr. Hugh Piers and Mr. James Whitchurch to assist
my executor about ray shop. I also desire that my executor and overseers
will take care of Sam : Ay 1 worth and provide him a good place and procure
what favor for him they can.

Commission issued 29 July 1682 to Anne Cumberlege, wife of John
Cumberle^e M. D., relict and administratrix of the goods of William Tat-
ton the younger deceased, while he lives the son, executor and residuary
legatee under the will of the said deceased, to administer the goods &c. by
the said executor left unadministered &c. Mico, .'i4.

[John Machem, age 18 in 1G35, came over in the Paul of London. — W. K. W.]

Mary Bendish senior of London, spinster, 17 April 1 G93, proved
9 June 1693. To my niece Mary Bendish of London junior ten pounds
and to my niece Sarah Tookie of London senior, being the daughter of
Job Tookie, ten pounds. To Thomas Bendish of London, son of Edmond
Bendish of Norfolk, five shillings to buy him a ring. To my niece Rachel
Bendish all the remainder of my goods, money and estate, both real and
personal, after the payment of the above said three legacies, and I do make,
constitute and appoint her to be sole executrix &c. Coker, 92.

See Tookie wills and notes in the Register, vol. 44, pp. 96-8 (ante, pp.
431-3; ; vol. 4G, p. 45G (ante, p. 048). — Editor.]

John Aubott of St. Saviours Southwark, Surrey, gen'. 2 February
1692, proved 13 July 1G93. My sister in law Sarah Reynolds of Stam-
ford, Lincoln, widow. My niece Ruth Brinknoll. The widow of ray late
cousin John Abbott. William Surflet and Thomas Webb. To the poor of
Mr. Matthew Barker's church.

Item, I do give and bequeath unto ray loving son Josiah Abbott (who, if
living, is, I suppose, at Boston in New England) the sum of fifty pounds of
lawful money of England to be paid to him within the space of one year
next after my decease (if he shall be then living): if he be dead and leave
any child or children, by him begotten or to be begotten, then I bequeath
and appoint the same fifty pounds to his child or children. My son Samuel
Abbott (at twenty three years of age). My cousin James Foe. My loving


daughter Mary Eyton. Her husband, my sou in law, Sampson Eyton,
hosier. Coker, 104.

[Josiah Abbott married about 1686 Hannah, b. 22 July, 1662, the daughter of
John and Mary (Bullard) Farrington of Dedham, and had John, b. in*Boston
22 Aug. 1687, and Hannah, b. 1690.

31 Dec. 1690. Josiah Abbott cordwainer of Boston, and Abraham Browne
cordwainer of Boston, agree that the said Browne should take the nine months
old daughter of said Abbott and feed, clothe and educate the said daughter Han-
nah as his own child till she reach the age of eighteen or marries. In consider-
ation of this Abbott grants him eight acres of land known as Purgatory in Ded-
ham, and sixteen acres of land in Natick called Wapensett near Dedham, this
land being formerly the estate of John Farrington deceased of Dedham, which
Abbott received by marriage with Hannah daughter of John Farrington, it hav-
ing been settled on her by order of the Suffolk County Court.— Suffolk Deeds,
L. 15, 178.

Later, 23 Nov. 1711, John Abbott of Newport, R. I., son and heir of Josiah
and Hannah Abbott, for £20 paid by John Everett, junior, of Dedham, grants
five acres in Naponsett Field butting in Dorchester, also eight acres in Purga-
tory, his mother's, formerly a Farrington.— Suffolk Deeds, L. 26, 70— W. K. W.]

Mary Morris of the Liberty of the Tower of London, widow, 15
February 1653, proved 27 February 1653. To Master Thomas Baylye
and Mistress Katherine Bayley and Master Nicholas Humphrey, to each of
them twenty shillings. To my son Thomas Newman a mourning cloak,
hat and other things fitting for mourning. To Mistress Jane Humphry
my silver tankard and to Mistress Susan Perrye my ring with a white stone
and to Jane Bannister my ring with a small diamond and a ruby. To
Thomas Newman all those forty and eight acres of land in the Lew ward
and ten acres of land in Scotland and one hundred and twenty foot of land
next the State house, at the Bridge, all lying and being in the island of
Barbados, and all moneys, merchandizes, debts, bonds and specialties what-
soever that are any ways due, owing or belong unto me or my late husband
Thomas Morrice deceased by or from any person or persons &c. in the
island of Barbados. In case my son Thomas Newman shall not be living
at the time of my death then I give and bequeath all such lands &c. unto
my son in law George Newman &c. And I give the money due for the
service of my late husband from Capt. Reade (two and twenty months
service) unto my son Thomas &c. To my sister Elizabeth Katherine all
my ready money, share of prize money &c. &c. And I make and ordain
my brother John Parris of the Barbados and my said sister Elizabeth
Katherine jointly and severally executors &c.

Wit: Thomas Parris, Peter Pery. Alchin, 21.

Bridget Lucas, wife of Edward Lucas, citizen and plaisterer of Lon-
don, 16 October 1657, proved 19 November 1657. To my kinswoman
Mary Bishopp now resident in Virginia (certain articles of clothing). John
Bishopp her brother. My cousin Elizabeth Perry. My brother and sister
Whitwick. My daughter Sarah Hide. My daughter Martha Leeke. My
three sons Luke, Silvanus and Timothy Hide. To my two daughters
Martha Leeke and Sarah Hide such household stuff &c. which were mine
before my intermarriage with my husband Edward Lucas. The lease of
my house in Rood Lane I have to my brother (?) Silvanus Hide. To my
son Timothy Hide the lease of the house called the Key in Rood Lane.
Other estates to other children. My son John Hide and Elizabeth his
wife. My kinswoman Lydia Messenger. My other son Paul Hide. My
brother Booker's son. My cousins Henry Sharpe and Elianor Harlowe.
My son Ralph Leeke. My son William Edwards and his wife.

Ruthen, 456.


John Hall, citizen and draper of London, 23 August 1644, proved
28 November 1644. My body to be buried in the parish church of Nicho-
las Aeon in London, where my father lieth buried. My wife, my son
Martin Hall, my daughter Sara and my son in law and daughter Blackwell.
To my wife Sara my plate, Jewells aud her wearing rings of gold (over
and above the other parts of my estate herein given unto her). All ray
goods &c. (except the shares of the estates of my late father in law Sir Martin
Lumley decease:! and of my aunt Alice Wood row deceased) shall be divided
into three equal parts according to the Custom of London, one-third whereof
I give to my said wife and the two other thirds thereof shall be divided
into seven equal shares, one of which I give to my son Martin Hall, one
other to my son Humfry Hall, one other to my son James Hall, one other
to my daughter Alice, one other to my daughter Elizabeth, one other to my
daughter Mary aud the other share I give to my wife Sara, my son Martin
Hall and my son in law Gervas Blackwell upon trust to dispose the same
unto my daughter Sara the wife of Thomas Berry, into her own hands or
for her good, by such proportions and in such manner only as they, the said
trustees, shall think fit, her husband to have no part thereof nor intermed-
dle therewith. Provision made for her children. To my brother Humfry
Hall forty shillings. The same to my sister Gorsuch, my sister Anne Bate
aud to my sister Gartred Battson if her husband pay the debt of one hun-
dred and fifty pounds and upwards which he oweth me. To my sister Sara
Scrouther thirty shillings to buy her a ring if she please, so that her hus-
band first pay to my executor all such debts as he truly oweth me. Sundry
poor. The parish of St. Hellens where I late dwelt. I have recovered
or am near upon recovery in the High Court of Chancery, of and from
my brother in law Sir Martin Lumley, a share of the personal estate of my
late father in law Sir Martin Lumley deceased, which he promised me upou
mv marriage with his daughter, my wife, and was due by custom, and a
share of the personal estate of my aunt Alice Woodrow deceased. Out of
the former shall be paid two hundred pounds to the Drapers Company, to
be lent out to four young men free of the Company &c. ; the rest to be
divided into two equal parts, one of which I give to my wife the other (to
be divided as before). Sou James at one and twenty. My two messuages
in Lumbard Street, the Black Swan and the Golden Flying Horse, to be
entailed on my (children in order) Martin, Humfry, James and my four
daughters. Sara, Alice, Elizabeth and Mary. Lor the full advance of my
son James &c. I give him my messuage, now made into two tenements, in
Lambe Alley, St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, London, my wife to be his
guardian &c. My son Martin to be executor and my brothers in law Sir
Martin Lumley, knight, and Sir George Garrett, knight, to be overseers.

Proved as above by Martin Hall. Commission issued 10 April 1662 to
James Hall, son of John Hall late of St. Dunstan's in the West deceased
&c, to administer the goods &c. left uuadministered by Martin Hall, sou
and executor, now also deceased. Rivers, 6.

[Other Hall wills will be found in the Register, vol. 47, pp. 138-40 (ante, pp.
683-5) ; 246-49 (ante, pp. C88-91) and 500-9 (ante, pp. 779-82).— Editor.]

Richard Berrisford of London, merchant, 13 June 1643, proved 22
November 1644. Mentions wife Bennett Berrisford aud three sons, Rob-
ert, Rowland and Samuel. My wife's brother John Greene Esq. Sergeant
at Law. To son Rowland Berrisford houses and lands in Hertford town,
Herts., called the King's Head. Houses in Cheapside at Foster Lane.


Copyhold and customary lands holden of the manor of Little Munden,
Herts. Freehold land in Stondon, Herts. Brother John Berrisford. Sis-
ter Mary Kenton wife of Richard Kenton. Brother Michael Berrisford
and his wife. Robert and Thomas Berrisford, sons of brother George de-
ceased. He does not name any of the family of Hall. Rivers, 9.

John Hall, son of Thomas Hall late of London, merchant, make? his
will at Adithe, twenty miles from Aleppo, 5 March 1644, proved 8 May
164G. One third to my ever honored mother Mrs. Bennett Beresford, one
third to my brother M r Humphrey Hail and the other third to my brother
M r Daniel Hall. My uncle M r John Beresford.

Commission issued, as above, to Humfrey Hall the brother.

Twisse, 53.

Abraham Wraxhall of White Friars, London, gentleman, 12. January
1655, proved 1 June 1657. Wife Sarah. Brother John Wraxhall of
Bristol. Brother Christopher Wraxhall and cousin Elizabeth Wraxhall,
his daughter. Cousin Mary Wraxhall, one of the daughters of brother
John, and cousin Sarah Wraxhall, another. Cousin John Wraxhall of St.
Clement Danes, Middlesex, goldsmith. Cousin Sarah Wraxhall that liveth
with me. Cousin Christopher to be bound to a watchmaker. His sisters
Mary and Frances Wraxhall.

I giue unto my Sonne in Lawe James Flail my Silver Tobaccoe Box. My
cousin Goshin's three children. My cousin Atkinson's three. My cousins
Mary and Frances Wraxhall, grandchildren of my brother Christopher.
To Elizabeth Hitchcock five pounds. Cousin Peter Wraxhall to be sole
executor. Ruthen, 223.

[The four preceding wills throw further light on the English connections of
John Hall who married Rebecca Byley (See Reg. for 1893, pp. 137-140, ante pp.
681-84:; 244-249, ante pp. 684-91). ' John Hall, whose will (1644) I now give,
was his father. Richard Berrisford, whose will follows, married Benet, or
Bennett, widow of his uncle Thomas Hall. A pedigree of the family of Beres-
ford will be found in the first Vol. of the Visitation of London 1633-1634 (Harl.
So. Pub.) vol. 15, pp. 66-67. John Hall, whose will comes next, was the second
son of Thomas and Benet (Greene) Hall. And, lastly, Abraham Wraxhall mar-
ried Sarah, daughter of Sir Martin Lumley, Knight, widow of John Hall of
London and mother of our John Hall of New England. Hexry F. Waters.]

Richard Arnold citizen and goldsmith of London, 8 November 1644,
proved 28 November 1644. My body to be buried in the churchyard of
St. Bartholomew the Great, London ; and if I happen to decease in the
County of Kent I desire to be buried in the churchyard of the parish of
Gillingham in the said County, at the West end of either of the said church-
yards. That messuage or tenement at Gadshill in Gillingham, to me given
and bequeathed by the will of my late uncle William Short deceased and
now in the tenure of Richard Keyes and Thomas Lawson I give unto

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