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my lands &c. to my son Caleb, he to pay my wife thirty pounds &c.

Thomas and Nathaniel Wicks were among the witnesses.

In the codicil he speaks of having bought of Mrs. Fisher a house &c. in
Maidstone. This Mary, his wife, is to have and enjoy during her natural
life and, after her decease, his daughter Lydia during her life, then son
Caleb and his children. Cambell, 102.

John Davy of Maidstone, Kent, gentleman, 29 May 1G48, proved 19
June 1649. To be buried in Maidstone church as near to my dear wife as
I can conveniently be laid, and some small monument of remembrance to
be made and set up for us both and our children in some place of that aisle
or church where we are buried or in some other convenient place. Refer-
ence to wife's former husband. Houses, lands &c. in East Mailing in
Kent, in Wooldham, in Upchurch and in Yealdiug. My daughter Mary
Wall and her issue. My daughter Elizabeth Andrewes and her issue.
The sons of my eldest brother Simon Davy deceased, whose names are
Robert, John. Edmond, Richard. The sons of Simon Davye deceased, sou
of my said brother Simon. Henry Davye the only son of Henry Davye,
my second brother deceased. Lands &c. in Aldington and Hearst and in
Marden, Kent, the latter purchased of John Maplesden and William Eppes.
Provision made for a schoolmaster and usher in the free school of Maid-
stone. My son in law John Wall. My son in law Mr. Nathaniel
Andrewes or his father. My sister in law Mrs. Katheriue Anguish,
formerly wife unto my eldest brother Mr. Simon Davy. The sons and
daughters she had by my brother Simon. Those that I mean are Robert
Davy eldest son of his father, Simon Davy his second son deceased, or to
his son or children, John Davy his third son if he be living in Virginia,
Edmond Davy his fourth son and Richard Davy his fifth and youngest
son; and to Elizabeth Bussey, or called by any other name if she be
married, being his eldest daughter, and Katheriue Gosline his second
daughter, and Mary Mingay his third daughter and Susan Swanson his
fourth and youngest daughter. Henry Davy only son of Henry Davy my
brother, and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard his sister. I do give unto my mother
in law Mrs. Mary Bankes ten pounds to buy her mourning to wear for me,
and to every one of her sons and sons in law and to every one of her daugh-
ters and daughters in law ten pounds apiece to buy them mourning to wear
for me. I mean my brother Caleb Banckes, John Ban ekes, Thomas Read
and their wives, my sister Andrewes, sister Grigbie. sister Lydia Bankes,
sister Wickes, sister Caleb Banckes and sister John Banckes. I do give
to my aunt Fisher five pounds to buy her a gown. To my cousin Paddy
forty shillings. To my cousin Harbert forty shillings. My ancient good
friend Guy Wood. My worthy good friend Mr. Sergeant Clarke of


Rochester. Mr. Wilson my good friend and worthy minister. Others,
friends and servants. To the poor of Maidstone ten pounds. To my
ancient Collegiate friend Mr. Robert Cresswell the elder five pounds as a
token of my love to him and as a remembrance of me.

Proved by the oaths of Mary Wall and Elizabeth Andrewes daughters
of the deceased and executrices named in the will. Fairfax, 85.

Nathaniel Andrewes of London, gentleman, 18 December 1647
proved 13 April 1654. My wife shall be paid eleven hundred pounds
according to covenants &c, upon our marriage, between my own father
and my father Davy and myself, and I give her, more, five hundred pounds.
I give to my good father Master Thomas Andrewes, Alderman, two hun-
dred pounds and he to have the reversion of my lands &c. unless I leave a
child &c. And my said father to be sole executor.

In a nuncupative Codicil made the evening before he died, 25 October
1653, he declared that he left his whole estate to his father, Thomas
Andrewes, and said (hat he had done well for his wife &c. It was his
particular request that twenty pounds should be given to Master Sympson.

Proved by Thomas Andrewes. sole executor. Alchiu, 472.

Elizabeth Andrewes, the widow of Nathaniel Andrews Esq. de-
ceased, her will made 6 March 1653 proved 5 May 1654. I give to my
aunt Margaret Andrews fifty pounds. To my aunt Lidia Bankes the use
of one hundred pounds for life, but at her death the principal sum to be re-
turned to my executrix. I give to my aunt Radford twenty pounds. To
her son Alexander Grigby twenty pounds and to her daughter Mary Grig-
by ten pounds. To my aunt Mary Weekes fifty pounds. To my uncle
John Banckes twenty pounds. To my cousin Anne Harbert, widow,
twenty pounds. To William Gyles of Maydstone five pounds. To my
uncle Caleb Baucks and to my brother Francis Warner three hundred
pounds, to be distributed among three score godly Christians at the dis-
cretion of them and my sister Wall. I give to my aunt Priscilla Reade
ten pounds and to my uncle Caleb Bankes ten pounds. To my dear and
loving father Alderman Andrewes twenty pounds. To my nephew
Nathaniel Wall eight hundred pounds, but, if he die before attaining to
the age of one and twenty years, then I will the said sum to Mary and
Elizabeth the two daughters of my said sister Wall and to such daughters
as she shall hereafter have. To Master Sidrack Simpson twenty pounds.
To my grandmother Mary Banckes twenty pounds. To my brother Wall
twenty pounds. I give to my brother John Wall and Mary, his wife, fifty
pounds to dispose for the use of Henry Davie's son, but the yearly profit
shall be paid to the mother of the said child for the use and maintenance of
her and her children; but when the said son of the said Henry shall be fit
to put forth apprentice then the said Trustees shall take out of the said
fifty pounds so much as shall be needful for that use. To my cousin John
Banckes son of my uncle Caleb Banckes fifty pounds for his own use and
my diamond ring with seven stones in it. To my brother Warner and his
wife and to my sister Dameris Andrewes five pounds apiece to buy each of
them a piece of plate. To my cousin Elizabeth Barnard five pounds and
to Mistress Elizabeth Clant, formerly my father Davie's servant, five
pounds. Other servants &c. The residue to my sister Mary Wall to her
own use, she defraying the charge of my burial, which I will shall not ex-
ceed two hundred and fifty pounds. Alchin, 472.


Richard Bate, of Lyd in the County of Kent, Jurate. 10 June 1656,
proved 3 April 16.">7. To son Richard all my right and title that I have
in lands belonging to All Souls College, Oxford, now or late held in lease
from the said College in the name of Thomas Berisford or his assigns,
Richard to pay to each of my three sons John, Samuel and Stephen three
hundred pounds apiece at their ages of one and twenty &c. I give to each
of my said three sons, over and above the sum mentioned, fourteen hun-
dred pounds at one and twenty. To my daughter Anne Bate twelve hun-
dred pounds and one half my plate, household stuff and jewels.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my mother Alice Bate in New England
twelve pounds yearly during her life and to every one of my brothers and
sisters and their children forty shillings apiece, to be paid upon demand &c.
To Humphry Lee and Mr. Robert Maplesdon's eldest son five pounds
apiece. Others. To my brothers John and Henry Wallis and my sister
Sarah Clendon and to Edward Crosse forty shillings apiece to buy them rings.
To Robert Parke twenty shillings. To my Aunt Williams of Dover three
pounds. My son James Bate to be sole executor and to have all the rest
of ray lands &c. and all other my estate, real and personal. Reference to
house and land bought of William Bige. My desire is that my brother
John Wallis will please to undertake the education of my son Stephen. To
my niece Sarah Palmer three pounds. Ruthen, 115.

[Richard Bate, the testator, was a son of James and Alice (Glover) Bate,
who, with their family, except Richard, embarked for New England, April 17,
1635, in the " Elizabeth " (Register, vol. 14, p. 312). James settled in Dor-
chester, Mass. His brother Clement Bate came with his family to New England
in the same ship (ibid, p. 305), and settled at Hingham. The testator, Richard,
is No. 16 in the pedigree whict follows.

The parish of Lydd is situated on the south-east coast of England, near
Dirage Ness, half way between Hastings and Folkestone. Anciently called
Hlyden. The municipal government was formerly vested in a bailiff, jurats and
freemen. The church of All Saints, a stone building of the early English,
decorated and perpendicular styles, contains some memorials of the Bate
family ; as do also the churches at Ashford and other parishes in Kent. At
Lydd is the memorial stone of Thomas Bate, born September, 1567, freeman,
jurat thirteen years, and several times bailiff, lieutenant of the train band fifteen
years, lived in wedlock forty-eight years, had three sons and three daughters,
buried 5 May, 1637. Also the stone of father and son, — "John the son of
Thomas Bate and Thomas Bate the sou of John Bate, gent," and of the most
ancient house. John died 16 April, 1642, aged 38 ; jurat and bailiff. Thomas
died 27 Jan. 1657, aged 24.

The stone erected to Richard Bate, gent, the son of James of Dorchester, whose
will is here given, reads : — " Here lieth the body of RicTiard Bate, gent, son
of James and Alice Bate sometime of this towue." " He left issue by his first
wife Susan, daughter of George Isham of London, gent, one s-on, viz. James."

" And with him heir lieth the body of Ellen, his second wife, daughter of Mr.
John Wallis, sometime minister of Ashford in this county, by whom he had is-
sue 4 sons and one daughter, Richard, John, Samuel and Stephen, and Anne;
when he had lived with her neare 20 years she died ye 17 th day of June in the
42 nd yeare of her age. He died the 6" 1 March following Anno 1656 in the 47 th
year of his age after he had been bayliff of this Corporation six times."

The arms of the family, as shown in the different memorials, are sable, a
fess between three dexter hands couped argent.

In the centre of All Saints Church. Lydd, is a stone with a brass plate to
Thomas Batt. obit 18 June, 1578 :

" Full thre skore yeres and twelve
A Juratt of thys towue was I
And Thomas Bate by name.
Fower chyldren now my place supply."


The following is arranged from data obtained iu England by the late Isaac
C. Bates, Esq. (see memoir, Register, vol. 31, p. 141), and now in the collec-
tions of the N.-E. Hist. Gen. Society, supplemented by some late investigations
of the writer : —

The History of Hingham states that Edward Bate of Weymouth was a
brother of James Bate of Dorchester and Clement Bate of Hingham ; but this is
doubtful, as the Edward mentioned iu their father's will probably died in 1G16.

1. John Bate, jurate, Lidd, d. between 31 July and 17 Sept. 1522; mar.

and had :


2. Andrew, d. 1533.

2. Andrew Bate, d. abt. 22 Feb. 1532-3; mar. ■ and had:

Joan, mar. James Robyns, jun.
Simon, d. 1545 ; bur. 25 Sept.

3. William, d. bet. 13 Nov. 1563 and 8 May 1564.

4. John. bur. 1 Mch. 1579.

5. Thomas, b. after 1532 ; d. 18 June 1578.

3. William Bate, bailiff, died between 13 Nov. 1563 and 8 May 1564; mar.

(1) ; mar. (2) 19 Oct. 15G2, Elizabeth Collyer.

Elizabeth, mar. 22 Sept. 1561, Gregory Essex.
Agnes, bapt. 6 May 1545; m. John Bourne (?).
John, bapt. 22 Aug. 1562.

4. John Bate, bur. 1 March, 1579; mar. (1) (?) 28 Oct. 1546, Mildred Ward,

bur. 2 June 1577; mar. (2) 15 June 1579, Mary Bennett.
Mary, mar. 25 Sept. 1567, Robt. Tookey.

6. James, d. 2 Mch. 1614.

7. Thomas, mar. Elizabeth Hebbelthwaite, 2 Feb. 1580; d. 1547.

8. Andrew, bapt. 31 Jan. 1562-3.

5. Thomas Bate, jurat, bur. 19 June 1578; mar. (1) 1558 (?), Margaret Ger-

vis (?) ; mar. (2) 18 June 1564, Elizabeth Bate, widow (wife of his brother
William), nee Collyer. She mar. (3) 18 Jan. 1580-1, John Hebbelthwaite.
Mary, bapt. 15 Aug. 1561.

9. Clement, bapt. 28 Nov. 1563; bur. 18 Nov. 1623.

10. Thomas, bapt. 6 Sept. 15G7; d. 5 May 1637.
John, bapt. 30 June 1570; bur. 27 May 1600.
William, unborn at father's death; bapt. 6 July 1578.

6. James Bate, yeoman, d. 2 Mch. 1614; mar. 6 June 1580, Mary Martine(?).

11. Robert, bapt. 5 Mch. 1580; d. 1610.

12. James, bapt. 2 Dec. 1582.

Anna, bapt. 2 Aug. 1584; bur. 21 July 1586.
Anna, bapt. 21 Aug. 1586; bur. 7 Nov. 1587.
John, bapt. 17 Nov. 1588; bur. 6 Mch. 1606.
Thomas, bapt. 19 July 1590.
Edward, born 8 Oct. 1592; bur. 3 Oct. 1616.

13. Clement, bapt. 22 Jan. 1595; d. 17 Sept. 1671.
Joseph, bapt. 5 Feb. 1598.

Marv, bapt. 24 Aug. 1600.

Isaac, bapt. 21 Feb. 1601-2.

Rachel, bapt. 5 Feb. 1604.

Martha, bapt. 28 Dec. 1605; bur. 15 Jan. 1606.
8. Andrew Bate, yeoman, b. 1563; bur. 5 Mch. 1610-1; mar. (1) Margaret

, bur. 15 Dec. 1595; mar. (2) 19 Apr. 1596, Judith Ansel, bur. 11

Oct. 1606; mar. (3) 28 June 1609, Elizabeth Essex (?).

Mildred, bapt. 6 Oct. 1583; mar. Humphrey Barret.

Mary, bapt. 2 Mch. 1686.

Elizabeth, bapt. 24 Mch. 1588; bur. 28 Feb. 1608.

Hannah, bapt. 5 Apr. 1590; mar. Vincent Praklo.

Andrew, bapt. Sept. 1592 ; mar. lie. 16 Mch. 1618, to Elizabeth Mellowsy.

Thomas, bapt. 13 Feb. 1597; bur. 13 June 1598.

Judith, bapt. 15 D<c 1599.

Constance, bapt. 17 Jan. 1602; mar. Thos. Robvns.


Phcbe, bapt. 4 Dec. 1603; bur. 5 Sept. 1605.
!c - rhebe, bapt. 12 Jan. 1606.

M John, bapt. 22 Apr. 1610.

9. Clement Bate, jurat, b. 1503; bur. 18 Nov. 1G23 : mar. 5 Juue 1592,
Margaret Stiippcni. She mar. (2) 19 Sept. 1020, William Wilcocke, jurat.
Clement, bapt. 8 Aug. 1G08; bur. 17 May 1G58.

10. Thomas Bate, b. 1567; cl. 5 May 1637 ; mar. 8 Oct. 1589, Joane, b. 15 Dec.
1571, d. 15 Sept. 1G52, daughter of Edward Wilcocke.

Thomas, bapt. 28 Men. 1591; bur. 7 Feb. 1592.
Katherkie, bapt. 28 Jan. 1593.

14. Thomas, bapt. 27 June 159G; bur. 27 Jan. 1G39.
Sibbill. bapt. 28 Dec. 1602; bur. 7 Sept. 1G5G; mar. Thomas Tookey.

15. John, bapt. 24 Mch. 1G05; d. 16 Apr. 1G42.
Joan, bapt. 19 Dec. 1609.

11. Robert Bate, b. 1580; d. .1610; mar. (1) 9 Oct. 1602, Judith Burworth;
mar. (2) Anne .

Mary, b. 24 July 1603; bur. 5 Aug. 1603.

Judith, bapt. 18 Nov. 1604.

John, bapt. 11 Oct. 1607; bur. 7 Nov. 1607.

Robert, bapt. 3 Sept. 1609; d. 1029; tailor of Maidstone, Kent; mar.
lie. 12 May, 1640, to Margaret Wall, and had children William,
Robert, Susan, Margaret, Jane, Joice; will proved 15 July, 1629.

12. James Bate, of Dorchester, bapt. 2 Dec. 1582; cl. 1655; mar. lie. 13 Sept.
1603, to Alice Glover of Saltuood, b. 1583; cl. 14 Aug. 1657, and had:

Thomazine, bapt. 26 May 1605; bur. 6 Apr. 1606.
William, mentioned, bapt. 19 Julv 1607; d. 29 Sept. 1625.

16. Richard, bapt. 12 Nov. 1609; d. 6 Mch. 1656.
Thomazine, bur. 16 Apr. 1624.

Lydia, bapt. 22 Oct. 1615; m. Roger Williams of Dorchester.
Mary, bapt. 21 Nov. 1619; mar. Hopestill Foster.

er Margaret, bapt. 16 Sept. 1621 ; mar. Christ r . Gibsou.

John. bapt. 4 May 1023; bur. 15 Sept. 1025.
James, bapt. 19 Dec. 1024, of Haddam, Conn.
Thomazine and her brothers are named iu will of their grandfather James
Bate, jurate, 1014.

13. Clement Bate, b. 1595; d. 1G71; mar. Ann , cl. 1 Oct. 1669, at Hing-

ham, Mass.

James, b. abt. 1021.

Clement, b. abt. 1023; drowned 1639.

Rachel, b. abt. 1027; cl. June 1647.

Joseph, b. abt. 1630.

Benjamin, b. abt. 1633.

Samuel, bapt. 24 Mch. 1639, Hingham, Mass.

14. Thomas Bate, b. 1500; cl. 1639; mar. lie. 17 Dec. 1619, to Joane, b. 1598,
dan. of Wm. Wilcocke.

Mary, bapt. 21 Nov. 1619.

Susan, bapt. 29 June 1623.

Rachel, bapt. 24 Sept. 1626; bur. 11 Jau. 1628.

James, bapt. 18 Jan. 1628; bur. 14 Nov. 1632.

Joan, mar. George Carter of Crundall; d. 27 July, 1662.

15. John Bate, b. 1005, 1042, mar. Catharine

Thomas, bapt. 25 Mch. 1032; cl. 27 Jan. 1057.
Catharine, bapt. 6 Oct. 1033; d. 1GG4.
Ann. bapt. 4 Oct. 1035; mar. Henry Hurst.
John. bapt. 12 Mch. 1030; d. 31 Oct. 1039.

16. Richard Bate, whose will is page 268, bapt. 12 Nov. 1609 ; d. 6 Mch. 1656 ;
mar. lie. (1) 3 June, 1653, Susan bur. 10 Aug. 1G36. dan. of George
Isbam of London; mar. lie. (2) 18 Apr. 1637, Ellen, d. 17 June 1656, dan.
of Rev. John Wallis of Ashford, Eng.

James, bapt. 21 Sept. 1034; mar. Mary Maynard.
Richard, bapt. 10 Jan. 1640.


John, bapt. 1G Dec. 1G41 ; d. 8 Oct. 1662; bur. at Ashford.

Samuel, of Ashford, Kent ; d. 27 May, 1667 ; legacv to brother Stephen.

Stephen, d. 22 Oct. 1724.


The will of Henry Bate of Lydd, proved 8 Aug., 1478, mentions his wife
Agnes, and daughters Agnes, Margaret, Joan and Marian; his father John
Bate, John, Thomas and George, sons of James Bate; Thomas and Julian,
childreu of Andrew Bate; John and William, sons of Thomas Bate; Margaret,
daughter of Simon Bate; John, son of John Bate, Jr.

The will of William Bate, proved 18 June, 1478, mentions wife Marian and
brother John Bate.

The will of Thomas Bate, dated 19 Oct., 1485, mentions wife Margaret and
son John.

The will of Margaret Bate, widow, late wife of Thomas Bate, dated 14 Oct.
1490, mentions daughters Alice and Agnes Beecher; John Bate, Sen., executor.
The will of John Bate, Jr., proved 15 March, 1491-2, mentions wife Agnes
and son John.

The will of John Bate, son of William, proved 21 Jan., 1498, mentions sister
Joan, and John, son of John, residuary legatee.

The will of Margery, widow of Andrew Bate, 20 Nov. 1498, mentions son

The will of Andrew Bate, 20 Feb. 1513-14, mentions wife Isabel, son James,
daughter Margaret.

The will of John Bate, jurat, proved 17 Sept. 1522, mentions wife of Andrew
Bate; Joan, daughter of Andrew Bate; and sons Thomas and Andrew as

The will of John Bate, 18 Nov. 1521, mentions sons John and Richard ; Robert
Robyn and his wife; Andrew Bate, and Mary, wife of William Greenway.

The will of John Bate, the elder, proved 18 Feb. 1528-9, mentions his father
John Bate, wife Julian, daughter Joan ; son Richard to be placed with Robert
Robyn until 21.

The will of Julian Bate, 7 Nov. 1531, mentions daughter Joan ; son Richard,
executor; and Andrew Bate and Robert Robyn, overseers.

The will of Andrew Bate, 22 Feb. 1532-33, desires to be buried next his wife,
and mentions sons Thomas (not 21), John, William and Simon; daughter Joan,
wife of James Robyns the younger. Robert Robyn an executor.

The will of Thomas Bate the younger, proved 22 Nov. 1537, mentions wife

The will of Thomas Bate, the elder, proved 15 Feb. 1538-9, mentions wife
and two daughters (not 21). Cousin Thomas Bate an executor.

The will of Isabel Bate, widow, proved 16 March, 1541-42, mentions daugh-
ters Margaret, Alice and Joan.

The will of Simon Bate, 23 Sept. 1545, mentions brothers John and Thomas;
sister Robyns.

The will of James Bate, proved 21 April, 1550, mentions daughter Isabel and
wife's sons John and William Rapsou.

The will of Thomas Bate, jurat, proved 25 Aug. 1578, mentions wife Eliza-
beth ; sons Thomas, John and Clement, all under 21 ; daughter Mary ; child un-
born. Brother John Bate, three sons and William Dallett, executors.

Will of John Bate, jurat, proved 13 May, 1580, mentions wife Mary, daugh-
ter's son William Tookye. Sons James, Thomas and Andrew, executors; John
Hebbelthwaite and William Couchin(?), overseers.

The will of John Bate, proved 15 July, 1600, mentions sister Dallet and her
children; brothers Thomas and Clement; Thomas and Catherine, children of
brother Henry ; kinsmen James, Andrew and Thomas Bate; seven children of
James Bate; seven children of Andrew Bate; John Eppes of Romney, wife of
brother Thomas. His mother, widow of John Hebbletliwaite. executrix. His
brothers Clement and Thomas, overseers.

The will of Robert Bate, proved 6 Dec. 1610, mentions wife Anne, son Rob-
ert, daughter Judith, father James Bate. Uncle Andrew Bate, executor.

The will of Andrew Bate, yeoman, proved 5 April, 1611, mentions legacies
from his kinsman John Bate/to testator's children; wife Elizabeth; daughter
Hannah, wife of Vincent Prakle; daughters Mary, Judith, Mildred (wife of
Humphrey Barrett), Constance and Pliebe; sons Andrew, William and John.
Cousin Clement Bate, jurat, executor.


The will of James Bate, the elder, yeoman, proved .".1 March, 1614, to Robert,
son of son Robert, deceased, when 21 ; Judith, daughter of son Robert, not 16;
daughters Mary and Rachel, not 21; sons James, Thomas, Edward, Clement
and Isaac; William ami Richard, sous of son James; Thomasine, daughter of
son James. Wife Mary, executrix. Cousins Clement, and Thomas Bate, jurat,

Will of Clement Bate, gent, jurat, proved 18 Dec. 1023, mentions legacies to
Constance and Phcbe, daughters of Andrew Bate, deceased; Thomas Dallett
of Pecydcu, his sister's son ; Margaret Couchman, his sister's daughter; son
Clement, not 21 ; brothers Thomas and John. Wife Margaret, executrix.

The will of Andrew Bate, yeoman, proved 10 Sept. 1638, mentions wife
Mary; children. William, Andrew, Richard, Edward, Elizabeth, Judith and
Hesther. His kinsman, Mr. John Bate, bayliff.

The will of Ivatherine Bate, spinster, proved 6 Sept. 1G64, mentions cousiu
Mr. John Tookey of New Romney, cousin Mr. Edward Master, cousin Mr.
Robert Wilcock, and sister Anne of Henry Hurst.

Other wills show the death of members of the Lydd Bate family in the
neighboring parishes in Kent. — Walter K. Watkins.]

Benjamin Bishop of Sutton Valence, Kent, 5 November 1660, proved
31 May 1661. Forty pounds each to daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca at
twenty one &c. The rest to wife Margaret. And I appoint her my sole
executrix and I desire Mr. Caleb Bankes, my wife's uncle, and John Bishop
and Thomas Bishop, my brothers, to be overseers. My lands in Frittenden
or wheresoever situate I give unto Rest Bishop and Benjamin Bishop my
two sons, but Margaret, my wife, to receive the rents and profits until they
come to their ages of one and twenty years, the better to enable her to
bring them up &c.

Freegift Tilden a witness. May, 67.

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Thomas Reade of Wickford, Essex, gen 1 25 July 1662, proved 6
November 1662. I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mrs.
Priscilla Read my farm, called or known by the name of Soppers, in the
parish of Wickford, Essex, during her life. I give her seven hundred aud
fifty pounds during her life. And it is my will that if she should marry he
that she should have should give good security, before marriage, unto my
overseers for the repayment of this sum, after the death of my wife, for the
use of my children. After her decease my son Samuel shall have five hun-
dred pounds of the aforesaid sum if he be of the age of one and twenty
years, or when he attained) thereunto, and my son Thomas shall have two
hundred and fifty pounds thereof, if of the age &c. And after my wife's
decease Samuel Read shall have my farm called Soppers, if of age &c,
and shall also have two thousand three hundred pounds over and above the
five hundred mentioned. Also it is my will that my son Samuel shall have
all that my farm called Wickford near Salem in New England &c. aud all
my public " heeles " when he attaineth to the age &c, paying one third
part thereto to my son Thomas when he attaineth to the age &c. To
Thomas I give fourteen hundred and fifty pounds, over and above that two
hundred and fifty mentioned, when of age. To my daughter Priscilla Read
one thousand pounds at one and twenty or day of marriage. Provisions in
case of deaths of the children. Wife Priscilla to be executrix and brother
Caleb Banckes Esq., Thomas Cooke of Pedmeshe (Pebmershe) Esq., Sir
John Banckes, Baronet, Allyn Reade gen 1 , and Jacob Willett, cit. to be
overseers and guardians to my children during their nonage.

Laud, 147.



Caleb Bankes of Maidstone, Kent, gen*, 15 September 1669, proved 9
November 1669. To my nephew John Bankes all my part of those lands
in Ilinkshill and Wilborough in the said county which were lately the lands
of my sister Margaret Andrew, widow, and now or late in occupation by
Mr. Thomas Edolph. To my son Sir John Banks, Baronet, all my lands
in the Island of Sheppey called Homeplace (and other lands) and the
Rectory or parsonage of Northfleet, with the lands belonging, which I
lately purchasad of Sir John Sedley. To my sister Elizabeth Radford my
messuage in Weekstreet, Maidstone, formerly a malthouse and lately con-
verted into two tenements, to hold during her life, then to my son Sir John

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