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benefactor to me."

The same manuscript states that the Avriter's father came to Ncav England
under the folloAving circumstances: "His mother-in-law, Mrs. Foot, in her
AvidoAvhood, lent £100 sterling to a brother of hers in NeAV England, Avho for
her security mortgaged his house and lands, but though he lived many years
afterward, "yet paid neither principal nor interest. Consequently, at his death,
his mother gave him the debt, and he coming over for it in 1G65 found nothing
to be had, excepting the housing and lands mortgaged." — W. K. Watkins.]

The will of Thomas Combe the elder of Old Stratford Esquire, made
in the presence of Henry Iiaynsford knight, William Barnes Esquire. John
Combe gen 1 , ffrauncys Collyns gents and others the XXII" 1 day of De-
cember 1608, proved 10 February 1603. My will and meaning is and my
desire at the hands of my uncle William Combe and my brother John
Combe of Stratford is that whereas I with them two stand jointly seized
unto us, for the lives of my two sons William and Thomas and for the
life of my brother John Combe the younger, of and in the rectory or par-
sonage of South Cerney in the County of Gloucester, with all houses,
glebe lands, tithes, oblations and other appurtenances to the said rectory or
parsonage belonging, but in true intent and meaning to mine own use and
interest and to be disposed at my will and pleasure. Then follows dispo-


sition of the same. A customary messuage and teuemeut, parcel of the
manor of Alvechurch, in the county of Wigorn (Worcester). A deed
made by my said uncle William Combe bearing date 10 May. Portions
severally willed and intended unto my several daughn rs Mary Combe and
Joyce Combe. My daughter in law Bridget Younge for her maintenance,
I do will, give and bequeath unto Mary m}' well beloved ' ife the house I
dwell in called the Colledge house and the " ortyarde," ga. dens and other
appurtenances therewith to me by our late Soveraigu Lady Queen Eliza-
beth demised, to have and to hold unto her for and during the term of
thirty years from the date of this my last will &c. To son Thomas (among
other things) my silver jug with two ears aud my silver tankard with
the cover thereof. To my wife one silver cup, one silver bell and a gilt
casting bottle. The residue of my plate and silver spoons I give and be-
queath unto my said son William. To my godson Henry Raynesford a gold
rim* worth forty shillings, with the arms of the Rainesfordes therein to be
engraven. To my said uncle William Combe a piece of plate of five pounds
value and to my said brother John Combe a piece of plate of five pounds
value. My son William to assure uuto my brother George Combe, for and
during his natural life, one annuity or yearly rent of three pounds thirteen
shillings four pence. Dorset, 13

[This Thomas Combe the elder was undoubtedly the brother of that John
Combe whose will (1613-1615") I gave in last January Gleanings (p. 107, ante
p. 1248) and most probably the father of Thomas Combe whose will (1G5G-1G57)
I also furnished in January (p. 106, ante p. 1247). — II. F. W.]

George Wood of Booking, Essex, clothier, 17 December 1636, proved
2 March 1636. To my wife Margaret the messuage &c. in Booking which
I late purchased of John Clarke to hold during the term of her natural
life; and after her decease I give aud bequeath the same to Joseph Kent my
grandchild and to his heirs. I give to the said Margaret my wife a yearly
rent of five pounds to be taken out of my freehold lands and tenements in
Felsted in the said County during her life, payable at or in the now dwelling
house of John Kent of Bocking clothier (all these bequests apparently in
lieu of dower). Messuage &c. in Felsted to grandchild John Kent the
younger. To grandchild George Kent houses and lands in Bocking now
in the several occupations of Robert Maysaut, Thomas Howe, Joseph Bacon

and Ager. I give him all my books and also give him one hundred

pounds to be paid him at his age of one and twenty years\ To grand-
child Thomas Kent the messuage &c. in Bocking now in the occupation
of Nicholas Ives shoemaker, which were purchased of Robert Ward and
his wife and was late John Huckerby. To my daughter Sara Haw-

kins widow, late the wife of John Hawkins gentleman deceased, two
hundred pounds which her said husband did owe unto me at the time
of his death. Son in law Jeremy Edes hath granted to me and my heirs
;i yearly rent of sixteen pounds, out of two messuages in Bocking. I
discharge the same and other debts which he oweth me. To my cousins
George Dowlinge, Mark Dowlinfje, William Dowlinire and Anne Bedwell
five pounds apiece. To my cousins William Skynner and Mary his wife
forty shillings apiece to make them rings. Rings to Mr. Doctor Barkham and
Mr. Henry Garthwaite, Curate of Bocking. The residue of my goods &c.
of wife Margaret and son in law John Kent, executors &c. The residue of my
lands and tenements unbequeathed I give to my son in law John Kent.


Wit: W. Lyngwoodj W. Lyngwood juu., John Skynner, Thos. Trotter.


[I have given in some previous instalment of ray Gleanings wills relating to
tli ■ Hawkins family of Booking. — II. F. W.]

Georok Scott of London merchant, 9 September 1640, proved 22
April 1642. A certain Indenture bearing date the fourth day of this in-
stant month of September, made between me the said George Scott, of the
one part, and Oliver Raymond of Water Belchampe, Essex, Esq., of the
other part, in consideration of a marriage concluded and agreed upon by
God's assistance to be had and solemnized between me the said George

Scott and Anne Raymond, daughter of Raymond late of deceased

and sister of the said Oliver Raymond, and in consideration that the said
Anne Raymond, with the consent of her friends, hath agreed and is con-
tented to stay for the accomplishing and solemnization of the said marriage
until I the said George Scott shall return from my now intended voyage.
Reference to an Indenture bearing date 15 October 1635 made by my dear
and loving father Edward Scott the elder of Glemsford in the County of
Suffolk, clothier, by which said father holds certain lands for life which
after his decease are to come to me. I give and bequeath unto my brother
Frederick Scott all that capital messuage or tenement in said last Inden-
ture called the Place, being in Glemsford aforesaid, and all those freehold
lands, meadows and pastures and hereditaments late Richard Scott's de-
ceased, brother to the said Edward Scott, being in Glemsford, now or late
in the several possessions or occupations of Ambrose Evered and Wil-
liam Deekes, all which said premisses the said Edward Scott late had
and purchased of and from Richard Scott, son of the said Richard,
Stephen Coleman and Margaret his wife, or of some of them, and said
brother Frederick to have and to hold the said premisses after the death
or decease of my said father Edward Scott. To my brother Matthew Scott
the messuage or tenement and all those freehold lauds &c. in Boxted,
Cavendish and Ilawkedon, Suffolk, which the said Edward Scott had and
purchased of and from William Ling, Matthew Lancaster and Silvester Stout
or some of them and another messuage &c. and lands in Glemsford and Box-
ted (containing eight acres by estimation) which the said Edward Scott late
had and purchased of and from Henry Cuttes gen 1 , Thomas Mayes and
Thomas Evered &c. my said brother Matthew Scott to have and to hold
said messuages &c. from and immediately after .the death or decease of my
said father Edward Scott. I give to my said brother Matthew fifty pounds
of lawful money of England. I give and bequeath to my brother Edward
Scott twenty shillings. I give and bequeath unto William Ballowe of
London, merchant, twenty pounds. All the rest and residue of my goods,
chattels and personal estate not afore herein given and bequeathed, my
debts paid and funeral expence borne, I give and bequeath unto my brother
Richard Scott now resident in New England. I nominate, ordain, consti-
tute and appoint the said William Ballowe sole and only executor &c.

Wit: Fra: Manesty scr., Solo: Sebright, Nehemiah Rogers servant to the
said scr.

Commission (at above date) to Frederick Scott, natural and lawful
brother of the deceased, to administer according to the tenor of the will
for the reason that William Ballowe the executor named in the will had
died before accepting the burden of execution. Cambell, 51.


[ In the Register, Vol. xxviii., p. 428, Oct. 1873, is given an obituary notice of
Martin Bowen Scott of Cleveland, Ohio, which shows his descent from Richard
Scott of Providence R. I., stated -to have been born in Scotland in 1607.

In the Register for Jan. 1868 (Vol. xxii., p. 13), Mr. Scott gave some notes
on the lineage of Richard Scott of Providence, which was also reprinted in a
pamphlet of"niue pages. He attempted to destroy the theory advanced by some
that Richard was the son of Edward Scott of Glemsford, Suffolk, Eng., and ad-
vanced the conclusion that Richard was a son of Richard, a brother of Edward.
The will of George Scott given above conclusively shows that Richard Scott of
Providence, R. I., was son of Edward Scott of Glemsford, Suffolk, Eng.

Richard Scott came in the Griffin 1634, his wife Catherine was daughter of
Rev. Eraucis Marbury of London and Bridget Dryden, sister of Sir Erasmus
Dryden, grandfather of the poet Dryden. — Walter K. Watkins.]

John Martin of New England who departed this life the fifth of June
one thousand six hundred seventy three. Will made 3 June 1673, proved
5 February 1673. To Jeremy Jackson one dollar. To William Godfrie two
dollars. To Steven Swasey one dollar. To Richard Sanders six pence.
To John Shewt six pence. To John Hill sixteen shillings. To James
Babson my consort I give my wages that is due to me for my service in this
his Majesty's ship the Jersey, with all the rest of my goods, money or what
else I possess in this ship.

In the probate act he is called a bachelor and is declared to have died
on the high sea. Bunce, 23.

George Ludlow's will (Register, vol. 40, p. 300; ante, p. 172): —

[Edmund Ludlow, son of Benjamin who was killed at siege of Corfe Castle,
and nephew of Sir Henry, father of Gen. Edmund Ludlow the Regicide, was
granted a marriage license in Dublin in 1667. — (See Register, vol. xlii., p. 182.)

In 1639 a marriage license was also granted in Dublin to George Ludlowe
and Martha Penn. Was this not an early marriage of George who settled in
Virginia? In 1671 a marriage license was granted to Jonathan Ludlow and
Mary Wilson. — Walter K. Watkins.]

Mary Macintosh Erving's will (Register, vol. 50. p. 538; ante,
p. 1245):—

[Lachlan Mackintosh of Borlum, Scotland, came to New England in his youth
and located at Bristol, R. I., where he had an uncle Col. Henry Mackintosh.
15 Aug., 1721, the intention of marriage between Elizabeth, the daughter of
Henry, and Lachlan Mackintosh, was published. By this marriage was Eliza-
beth, born 13 Sept., 1722, and Mary, born 22 Aug., 1723.

In the month of June, 1723, the father was cast away at sea on a voyage
home to Bristol. At his death the Borlum estate in Scotland went to the heirs
male ; but the Badenoch estates of Raitts and others were not so destined, and
the young daughters of Lachlan were possible claimants. The widow married
again, but probably had died before 1736, at which time the two girls were be-
ing brought up by a Mr. Lewis of Boston, his wife being a Miss Palmer, and
with them dwelt her brother Thomas Palmer.

A younger brother of Lachlan Mackintosh came to New England to obtain
the custody of his neices. He did not succeed, even after an appeal to the
Governor. He then invited Mr. Lewis and wife and the two young ladies to
dine with him, and on their return, between 9 and 10 in the evening, they were
set upon by a dozen men and the two young ladies carried aboard a vessel bound
for England. In the affray Thomas Palmer was wounded, but not seriously,
and, obtaining a warrant from the Governor, went with ten armed men to the
vessel on the next day, which was Sunday, and brought back Shaw Mackintosh
and his neices, and though about church time the people were so incensed
that violent hands were laid upon the offender and he was with difficulty lodged
in jail.


Proceedings wore instituted in the Probate Court, but the uncle was not suc-
cessful, as Elizabeth married Thomas rainier, and died 8 Oct., 1742, leaving a
son Thomas who died unmarried. Elizabeth Mackintosh, the other sister, mar-
ried Isaac Royal, and had Elizabeth Koyal who married William Sparhawkwho
took his grandfather Sir William Pepperrell's name and title. Another daugh-
ter. Mary Mackintosh Royal, married, 1775, George Erving, who died in Lon-
don in 1806 and was the testator. — Walter K. Watkins.]

Thomas Cropley of Cambridge in the Diocese of Ely, Master of
Arts, 24 November 1607, proved 15 February 1608. Wife Anue to be
sole executrix and if she refuse or cannot be executrix my eldest son
Thomas to be sole executor. I ordain supervisprs of this my last will and
testament my special good friends, in whom I repose an especial trust and
confidence, Mr. Richard Foxecroft my brother in law, Mr. Thomas
Brooke my brother in law, Luke Cropley my brother, my good and lov-
incr friends Ruben Steven of Over, Robert Storye of Chesterton and An-
thony Harrison the writer hereof. To said wife Anne, in lieu of her
thirds of all other my freehold lands and tenements, the messuage with the
appurtenances wherein I now dwell called the Taberd, in St. Clement parish,
Cambridge, which I purchased of my brother in law Mr. Christopher
Hodson, for term of her natural life, and afterwards to Luke Cropley
my younger son. To said Luke, all my brewing vessels and utensils of
brewinc Eldest son Thomas at his age of one and twenty. To Anne
Cropley my eldest daughter two hundred and twenty pounds besides the ten
pounds which Mr. William Bridou gave unto her by his will, to be paid at her
a^e of one and twenty years. To Debora and Easter Cropley, two other
of my daughters, those two messuages or tenements in the parish of St.
Clements &c. which I lately purchased of Robert Ewer and Christabell
his wife, surviving daughter and heir of William Stithe late of Cambridge
deceased. I give unto Alice Cropley and Mabell Cropley, my two
daughters &c. all those four tenements and one garden ground, sometimes
one messuage and a garden, with their appurtenances, lying joyntly to-
gether in the parish of All Saints within the town of Cambridge afore-
said, which I lately purchased of Edmond Bendish gentleman and Mary
his wife and Abraham Mellowes and Martha his wife. To Sara and Mar-
garet Cropley, my two youngest daughters, my messuages and tenements
in Kind's Lynn, Norfolk, and my remainder, reversion and interest of, in
and to the same which I purchased of my aforesaid brother in law Mr.
Christofer Ilodson. Mrs. Alice Bownde my natural mother. My father
in law Mr. Doctor Bownde and my said mother his wife. My cousin Mr.
Dr. Aglionbye. My sister Foxecrofte, my sister Brooke and my sister
Cropley. Cousins Mr. Robert Cropley and Mr. John Cropley, his sou.
Thomas Cropley the son of my brother Luke. A chest which was my
father's and grandfather's. The officers of the University of Cambridge,
the vicechancellor, the two procurators, the three esquire beadles and the
two taxors. The poor scholars of Clare Hall, of which company 1 once
was. St. Mary's parish in Ely where I was born. Dorset, 13.

[Thomas Cropley, son of William Cropley, of the parish of St. Mary, Ely,
was matriculated a sizar of Clare Hall, Cambridge, June 1577, a B.A. 1580,
M.A. 158-1. He married Anne Ilodson of Cambridge, and had : Thomas, in
1613, residing at Offord Cluny, Hants. ; Luke; Jonathan ; Anne, wife of George
Gayer of Norfolk; Deborah; Hester; Alice; Margaret; Sarah; Mabel.

The name of Cropley is frequently found in the registers of Chesterton aud
Swaffhain Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire. In 1580 at Ely was granted a license for


marriage to Richard Foxcrofte, M.A. and Alien Hoclson of Cambridge. 1570, a
license to Christopher Hodgsonne and Matccl Bland, Cambridge. 1580, a license
to Alexander Bownd, S.T.B., Cambrtdga, and Alice Cropley, Ely.

There was buried at St. Benedict, Cambridge, 1 Dec. 1638, Luke, son of Thom-
as Cropley, gent, a stranger. 1612, John Cropley was rector of Girton, where
he was buried 16 Dec. 1629.— W. K. Watkins.

I am inclined to thiuk that the Abraham Mellowes mentioned in the will of
Thomas Cropley was our Mr. Abraham Mellowes of Boston.— H. F. W.]

Henry Patenden of Gowdeherst in Kent, clothier, 21 July 1549,
proved 20 January 1540. To be buried in the churchyard of the same
parish. Son Henry at twenty one. Daughters Anne and Joan at days of
marriage. Katherine Mapisden, my wife's daughter, at day of marriage.
George Mapisden, ray wife's sou. Edward Mapisden, my wife's son.

All at their ages of twenty one years. " Susters " Alice and at

time of their marriage. To Dorathe my wife two hundred pounds which
Robert Whitfelde oweth me. Thomas Patenden my father. My mother.
My brother Johu Patenden. My brother Thomas Patenden. My woods
and timber standing and growing in the counties of Surrey and Sussex.
My wife to be executrix and Peter Mapisden to be mine overseer.

Coode, 1.



Robert Gibbon of Rolvindon, Kent, clothmaker, 20 October 1564,
proved 9 May 1565. To be buried in the parish church of Roivindon.
To the poor of the parish at my burial three pounds. To the poverty of
Benyndon and Byddenden ten shillings apiece. The poor prisoners of
Canterbury, Maidstone &c. To Alice my wife eight score pounds pro-
vided if my said wife will claim one hundred marks which my father and I
stand bounden unto her father and her that then this bequest be void &c.
I will to her eight of my kine, my white gelding with her saddle and
bridle, twelve loads of hay towards the finding of kine &c. &c. To my
daughter Philip Gibbon six hundred pounds at eighteen. If my wife be
with child &c. My brothers John, Harry and Edmonde Gibbon. My sister
Elizabeth Gibbons. To Harry aad Mary Pattendon, children unto Mar-
garet Pattendon, my sister, twenty pounds which I will to be delivered un-
to my brother Ilarrie Pattendon and he to have the occupying thereof
until the said children shall come to the age of twenty years. I give to
Thomas Wyllard, one of the sons of my sister Margaret Pattendon, ten
pounds. I give to Harry Willard and Ric. Willarde, brothers to the said
Thomas Willarde, five pounds apiece. To be paid unto the said chil-
dren as they shall come to the age of twenty years. To Anne Mapesden,
daughter of Mary Mapysden, my sister deceased, ten pounds at twenty or
day of marriage. My mother Flete and my brothers in law William,
Thomas, John and Samuel Flete. My cousin Stephen Gibbon and his
wife. My mother Gibbon. Robert and Mary Gibbon, children of Stephen
Gibbon, and Joane his daughter. My cousin Gervis Mapesden and his
wife. William Reynolde. My godchildren. Brother Harrye Gibbon's
wife and his child. My father. I have one hundred pounds upon the
lands of Gerveys Mapesden of Rolvindon. Others named. The four
children of John Gibbon deceased. I make and ordain executors of this
my last will and testament Gervys Gibbon my father and Harry Gibbon
my brother. Morrison, 14.


William Bate, bailiff of the town of Lydde in Kent, 13 November
1563. proved 8 May 15G4. To be buried in the churchyard of Lydde.
To the poor men's box of that parish thirteen shillings fourpence. To
Gregory Essex, my son in law, twenty shillings and I give and forgive unto
the same Gregory the farm of such wheat land as he hath sown with me this
last sowing time. I forgive John Borne, my son in law, the farm of his
two acres of wheat lands and forgive him his debt due unto me. I give to
Thomas Lytherlande, my godson, two ewes and two lambs. The residue
of my goods &c. I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my wife and I ordain
and make her my full executrix, and the Bayliffs and Jurates of the Town
of Lydde mine overseers. I will that Elizabeth my executrix shall pay
unto Peter Godfrey of Lydde, Jurate, co-executor with me of the goods of
Thomas Cutterd late of Lydde deceased, those forty eight pounds six shil-
ling and three pence which I do owe unto the heirs of the same Thomas
Cutterde, within a year, out of the profits of my stock.

Then follows the Testament disposing of testator's lands and tenements.
To William Essex, my daughter's sou my tenement in which Gregory
Essex my son in law now dwelleth, with the North East half of my barn
adjoining to the same and nine acres of land &c. (reserving right of way
to carry and re-carry to and fro the other half part of the barn. Eliza-
beth my daughter, wife of the said Gregory Essex. To John Bate my
son my principal tenement in which I now dwell and the residue of my
lands and tenements "afore " not bequeathed, my wife to have the use and
occupation of my said lands &c. for the space of fourteen years, keeping
the same without strip or waste. And my said wife, from the time that my
son shall come to the age of eight years until the time that he shall come
to his age of fourteen years shall keep and find my said son to school of
her own costs and charges. Other provisions about wife and son.

John Bate one of the witnesses to Will and Testament.

Stevenson, 16.

George Maplisden, one of the Aldermen of the City of Rochester in
the County of Kent, 1 October 32 Elizabeth, proved 28 January 1590.
The poor of Rochester, of Maidstone, of Marden, of St. Margaret's near
Rochester, of Frynsbury and of Stroode in Kent. The poor also of Wold-
ham and of Chatham in Keut. Thoraazine my wife shall have the use and
occupation of the house wherein I now dwell during the years I have in the
same. At her death then to Henry my son. To my nephew Peter
Maplisden my lease of the barn and orchard without the East gate of the
city, he yearly delivering to my wife the one half of all the apples aud
pears that shall happen to grow in the said orchard. To my nephew John
Fisher my great gray stoned horse colt. To Katherine mine eldest daugh-
ter two hundred marks at one and twenty or day of marriage. To Lydia
my second and youngest daughter, the same amount, paid in like sort. My
said sons (sic) Henry and Peter at their ages of one and twenty. I hope
my said daughters will be always dutiful and obedient to their mother, who
hath been always very natural to them and careful over them. To my
sister Katherine Fisher of Detliug in said county, widow, a piece of gold
of thirty shillings. To Thomazine Eppes, her daughter, a piece of thirty
shillings. To Katherine Fisher, another of her daughters, ten pounds at
one and twenty or day of marriage. To Mary Fisher, another of her
daughters (a like bequest). To More-trial 1 Woode aud Endure Woode,
children of Elizabeth Woode, oue other of the daughters of the said


Kutherine my sister, now deceased, tea pounds apiece at their several ages
of oue and twenty or days of marriage. To my sister Goldsmithe's chil-
dren now living five pounds apiece at one and twenty or days of marriage.
To my sister Dorothy Gosling thirty shillings and to every of her children
forty shillings apiece at one and twenty or days of marriage. To my cousin
John Maplisden, Bachelor in Divinity, my great mare aud her youngest
colt. My cousin Edward Maplisden of Maidstone. My cousin Thomas
Gaye. Edward Maplisden of Marden aforesaid the elder, clothier. Robert
Maplisden my cousin George Maplisden's son of Maidestone. John
Colsone of Reynham, Kent. William Woodyer, of Cooling, and every of
his children. I will and bequeath unto my said son Henry my term aud
interest in certain lands in Marden to me made by the Dean aud Chapter
of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rochester. I make aud ordain
my trusty and well beloved nephew Peter Maplisden of Rochester and my
trusty and well beloved cousin Edward Maplisden of Maidestone my sole
executors and my trusty and loving friend Mr. John Covell of Maidestone,
my cousin George Maplisden of Maideston, Edmond Nott of Stowting and
my cousin John Eppes of Detling to be my overseers. The residue of
my goods &c, debts being paid and legacies and funerals discharged, I wholly

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