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Richard Arnold of Killingworth, Warwick, the son of Richard Arnold one
of my father's brothers deceased, and to Richard Arnold of Kelshall, Suf-
folk, the son of William Arnold another of my father's brothers deceased,
to be equally divided &c, they to pay unto every of their brothers and
sisters (jointly to be aecompted betwixt them) which shall be then living
(except Thomas Arnold who is now supposed to be in New England or
some other part beyond the seas) twenty shillings within one year &c, and
shall pay unto the said Thomas tweuty shillings in one year or at any time


afterwards within a month upon lawful demand to be made by the said
Thomas or his assigns. My pan of certain property called Millfield, at
Millrleet Key, Gillingham, to William Short, the son of James Short, who
was tin- son of William Short, my mother's brother. To Margaret Walton
of Radford, Warwick, widow, my father's sister a ring of gold with a seal
thereon engraved having the letters w. s. and R. A., with a death's head
betwixt them. To William her son and Elizabeth, Mary, Susan and Ilanna
her daughters twenty shillings apiece. To Benedict, Katharine and Anne,
the children of Joaue Wright, my father's sister, twenty shillings apiece.
To Alice Wood of Ipswich, Suffolk, daughter of Elizabeth, another of my
father's sisters, twenty shillings. To every of the children of Alice, another
of my father's sisters, who I suppose do now inhabit in or about the Isle of
Thannett, Kent, twenty shillings. To Joane Edwardes of Hartlipp Kent,
widow, my mother's sister, a ring of gold with a seal thereon engraven
having the letters t. e. and W. s., with a death's head betwixt them. To
my kinswomau Mary Lofty, daughter of the said Joaue Edwardes and
wife of Thomas Lofty my executor, twenty shillings. To William and
Thomas Berry, the sons of another of my mother's sisters, twenty shillings
each. To Joane Wilson and Susan Gransden, the daughters of another of
my mother's sisters, twenty shillings each. To my loving master John
Anthony. Doctor in Physicke, a silver can of which I entreat his accept-
tauce. To Samuel and John, the sons of my said master, unto each of
them a silver wine-taster, and to Mary, Elizabeth and Rebecca, the daugh-
ters of my said master, unto every of them an enamelled gold ring to wear
iu my remembrance. To the poor of the parish of Gillingham, where I
was born, five pounds. To the poor of St. Bartholomew the Great, where
I now inhabit, twenty shillings. My loving kinsman Thomas Lofty of
Frendstead, Kent, yeoman, to be sole executor. Rivers, 7.

[Two articles ou the Arnold family were published in the Register for October
1879, vol. 33, pp. 427-38. In Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island
over six pages (pp. 240-6) are devoted to the Arnolds. At the date of the aliove
will there was a Thomas Arnold residing at Watertown, Mass. See Register,
vol. 33, p. 435. Henry T. Browne, Esq., of New York city, who communicated
to the Register one of the articles above named, has sent me much genealogical
matter about the Arnolds not before communicated, including a tabular pedigree
in MS. by Gen. George S. Greene of Morrisfcown, N. J., and letters from
Messrs. Edmund S. F. Arnold of New York, Gen. Olney Arnold of Pawtucket,
R. I., and Dr. Henry E. Turner of Newport, R. I.— Editor.]

Percivall Simpson, citizen and haberdasher of London, dwelling within
the parish of St. Anne Blackfriars, 14 October 1616,- proved 10 February
1610. To Ethan Holly well, my sister, a widow in Billiter Lane in Lon-
don. I give and bequeath five pounds, and no more, as well for that I have
formerly given her at her first marriage the sum of eight pounds as also
she hath "byn" unthankful unto me. To Elizabeth Simpson, daughter
unto one Christopher Simpson, shoemaker, lately of St. Katherine's de-
ceased, whose widow married one John de Boys, a shoemaker also, five
pounds. I have two brothers in law unknown to me, the one named James
Simpson a taylor in York and the other Oswald Simpson, but where dwell-
ing I know not; to either of them ten shillings in token of my good will
unto them. To Mr. Edward Watkinson and his wife ten shillings. To
Mr. Anthony Simpson, haberdasher in Ludgate Street, and his wife ten
shillings. Also I give unto the said Anthony Simpson's eight children,
three sons and five daughters, viz'. .Martin Simpson, Anthony Simpson,


Nicholas Simpson, Joyce Simpson, Isabell Simpson, Phillip Simpson, Susan
Simpson and Elizabeth Simpson, to every one of them five shillings. To
Mr. John Sarkey ten shillings, to Mr. William Wilde, Mr. Edward Bar-
wicke and Mr. Thomas Somers five shillings apiece. To the poor of St.
Anne, Blackfriars, ten shillings and to John Feild of Blackfriars, purse-
maker, twenty shillings and my sword, and to Richard Wheeler my ser-
vant I give one of my fiuger frames and my linsey frame, to be delivered
him at the end of his apprenticeship, or at the dispose of my wife and
executrix. To Mary Wulfieete, if dwelling in my house at my decease,
ten shillings. And I do give to whomsoever shall preach at my burial ten
shillings. And I do make and ordain for my executrix Barbara my most
loving wife, to whom I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods, leases,
household stuff and whatsoever is or shall be mine in this world. And I
do appoint for overseers Roger Nicholson, crossbow-maker, Richard Drowt
shoemaker, my neighbours, Mr. Dawson, alebrewer at the Bankside, and
William Waple, brushmaker, my neighbour.

B. 23 Com. of London (1616-1621), L. 9.

Anthony Simpson the elder of Welford in the Co. of Northampton,
gen*., and citizen and haberdasher of Loudon, 15 August, 1633, proved 23
April 1635. To Ellianor my well beloved wife, during her natural life, the
use and occupation of all such household stuff as I had and received in
marriage with her, saving only a long table in the parlour. To son Martin
Simpson, for life, a close called Dovefall close in Welford, adjoining the
house now in the occupation of Francis Grodby W. and Agnes Tatum N.
The reversion of said close, after decease of said Martin, I give to my son
Anthony Simpson and his heirs &c. forever. To the said Anthony, my son,
my lease of the messuage &c. within Ludgate called the Black Boy, wherein
the said Anthony, my son, now dwelleth (and other property in Welford
and in the parish of Husbands Bostworth, Leicestershire). To sou Nicholas
(certain property in Elkington, Northamptonshire). Forty pounds, out of
the farm where I now dwell in Welford, to be paid to my daughter Joyce
Smith. To my daughter Elizabeth Morris one hundred pounds, to be paid
within three months next after her husband Philip Morris shall have made,
for her jointure, an estate of thirty pounds per annum (during her life) of
and in his lauds at Wardenton near unto Banbury, according to his promise.
To Anne Collis, my grandchild, forty pounds at fifteen. To her mother
Susan Collis forty shillings. To my daughter Philipp forty shillings. To
my daughter Moore forty shillings. To my grandchild Francis Waters four
pounds yearly for his maintenance till he come to the age of fifteen years and
ten pounds to be employed in the setting of him forth to be an apprentice.
And after he is bound apprentice then the four pounds per annum to cease
and be no longer paid. To every one of my son Anthony's four children
forty shillings apiece at twelve years of age. To my daughter Stnithe's
children that shall be twelve years of age forty shillings apiece. To my
daughter Morris her children that shall be of the like age of twelve years
forty shillings apiece. To Anthony Waters son of Andrew Waters de-
ceased forty shillings at the age of fifteen. The poor of Welford. Mary
Willis of the same town. John Stroud and his wife. My sons Martin
and Anthony to be executors and my friends William Lute of Ravens-
thorpe, clerk, and Mathew Sillesby of Northampton, scrivener, to -be
overseers, giving to each of them in token of my love five pounds apiece.

Wit. by Matthew Sillesbye, Scr. and Mathew Sillesbye jun.

Sadler, 35.


Martin Simson, minister of God's Word, living in Hackney, Middlesex,
21 February 1664, proved 17 August 1665. To my wife Elizabeth ten
pounds within one mouth after my decease and twenty pounds within four
months &c, and all my household stuff iu my house at Hackney except my
clothes and books aud my lesser silver tankard. To my sister Waters
five pounds. To her daughter Dorothy Ames three pounds and to the
rest of my said sister Waters' children twenty shillings apiece. To my
cousin Mr. William Terry, haberdasher of London, five pounds. To my
cousin Mr. Thomas Gellibrand's wife twenty shillings. To Mrs Carnall,
widow, of Childerdish in Essex three pounds and to my loving friend Mr.
Tilsley, confectioner in Blackfriars London, five pounds. To my niece
Mrs. Tomkins five pounds and to Mrs. Elsmore, my wife's sister, forty
shillings. To my sister Kentish forty shillings and to her daughter forty
shillings and to the poor in Welford, Northampton, forty shillings. The
daughters of Mr. Fawler, minister. Katherine. Deane, sometimes my
servant. To my nephew Mr. Francis Waters, twenty pounds. To my
nephew M r . John Collis twenty shillings aud to his wife the like
sum. To my nephew Martin Simson thirty pounds. To my niece
Elizabeth Simson fifty pounds, to my cousin M r . Samuel Gellibrand four
pounds and to his wife twenty shillings. To my cousin Mr. Isaac King
five pounds. Five pounds apiece to M r . Willis late minister of Ingaistou,
Mr. Ranew late of Essex, minister, Mr. Horrax, late minister in Essex,
Mr. Turner late of Preston in Sussex, minister, Mr. John Clarke, some-
time minister in Essex, Mr. Barham, late minister in London, Mr. Sache-
verell, late of Eastwood, Essex, minister, Mr. Farneworth, late of Essex,
minister, Mr. Raynor, late of Egham, minister, aud Mr. Strattell, late
minister in London. To my executors my six houses at the end of Caster
Lane, Blackfriars, in trust to pay certain annuities. Among the annuitants
were a cousin Mrs. Mary Favour, widow (six pounds per annum), a sister
Mrs. Philippa Chaileton (ten pounds), a sister in law Mrs. Taylor, widow
(forty shillings) and Mrs Cawton, widow, late wife of Mr. Cawton, hereto-
fore minister of Saint Bartholomew's near the Exchange, Loudon (forty
shillings). Conditional provision for the relief of poor scholars in the
University of Oxford. My Latin and Greek books I give to Samuel Col-
Iyer, my wife's son in law. The lesser silver tankard to nephew Martin
Simson. To my said nephew all sums of money due from John Rose of
Southton in New England, planter, by virtue of certain coveuants and agree-
ments (indented) bearing date 25 March 1661, made between me the said
Martin Simpson, by the name of Martin Simson of London, clerk, on the
one part, and the said John Rose, on the other part, touching or concerning
the transportation of my niece Hester Simson to New England, providing for
her there, and other things therein expressed. To my wife an annuity of
ten pounds payable out of my lands &c. in Welford, Northampton, and in
Husbands Bosworth in the Co. of Leicester. To my nephew Anthony
Simson all my said messuage, lands &c. in Welford and in Husbands Bos-
worth, charged with the said annuity, he to pay his sister Hester Simson
forty shillings in six months after my decease. To my nephew Mr. Francis
Waters the lease of my two houses in Holiday's yard in the parish of Martin's
Ludgate, in trust to pay my sister Charleton, out of the rents &c, ten
pounds per aunum, for her life, according to the will of my sister Smith
deceased, to whom I was executor, and also four pounds per annum to my
niece Elizabeth Simson, during her natural life, if the said lease so long
continue. I do nominate and appoint my dear friends Mr. Henry Ashurst,


woollen draper, Mr. Blackmore, sometimes minister of St. Peter's Cornhill,
London, and my kinsman Mr. Thomas Gellibrand of London, oilman,
executors, and give to them ten pounds apiece. To my friend Mr. John
Rolfe, scrivener, forty shillings, to Mr. George Fawler. minister, forty shil-
lings, to my nephew William Rose five pounds and for my funeral expenses
twenty pounds. Hyde, 85.

[John Rose, first found at Southampton, L. I., in 1656, and from whom all of
the name there are descended. (Hist. Southampton, p. 368.) — W. K. Watkins.]

Phillippa Charleton of the Borough of Southwark, Surrey, widow,
18 November 1674, proved 3 January 1677. Refers to deed (indented),
bearing date 21 May 1663, by which Anthony Simson late of Welford,
Northampton, gen', deceased, stood obliged for the payment of one
annuity or rent charge of fourteen pounds per annum during my natural
life and of one hundred pounds, within six months after my decease,
to such person or persons as I shall nominate and appoint by my last
will. The said Anthony Simson is since deceased and by his will in
writing did nominate his brother, my nephew, Martin Simson executor
thereof. Bequests to niece Elizabeth Simson, to sister Susanna Collis
and her daughter Mary Tomkins, to sister Elizabeth Kentish and her
daughter and all her grandchildren, to cousin John Collis, to cousin
Abigail Herrick, to cousin Frances Waters and to Grace Simson, wife
of the said Martin Simson. To dear friends Mrs Anne Upton, Mrs
Rebecca Goss, Jane Bruerton and Elisha Coles. To loving friends Mrs
West and Katherine Waters, widow. Others. All that messuage &c.
known by the name or sign of the Three Tobacco Pipes, in the parish of
St. Olaves Southwark, which I hold by lease for a certain term of years
not yet expired, I give &c. to the said Martin Simson, my executor. Ten
pounds to be expended upon my funeral. The said Martin to pay to his
sister Elizabeth Simson an annuity of four pounds, during her life.

Reeve, 3.

Martin Simpson, citizen and haberdasher of London, in the parish of
St. Pancras, Soper Lane, — May 1693, proved 30 June 1693. An estate
at Welford, Northamptonshire, called the Golden Hind, and some part of it
over the brook of that town, in Leicestershire. Four pounds a year to be
paid to my loving sister Elizabeth .Simpson, it being an annuity left by her
aunt Philippa Charlton. Other bequests to her and to sister Abigail
Merrick, and her daughter, to cousin Walters and to cousin John Collis.
To loving wife the profits of two tenements in Prince Street, Lothbury,
which came by her. Said wife Susanna to bring up the children in a decent
and orderly habit and put my son Samuel out to some calling that may suit
him, so that he may get his living, and my daughter in like manner.
Another reference to wife as Susanna Peningtou.

In the deposition of witnesses the testator is spoken of as late of St.
Mary le Bow. Coker, 100.

Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston of Ketton Suffolk, knight, 10 Septem-
ber 1651, signed 18 -January 1652, proved 28 September 1653. "Finding
through age my strength decaying." My desire is that my body, being the
Temple of the Holy Ghost, may be decently buried, being wrapped in lead,
with my father's if it may be. To my dearly beloved wife all her apparell,


plate and Jewells called hers and that hundred pounds given her by her
father's will, in the hands of Sir Thomas Soames, knight, and that ten
pound a year given by her mother's will; also the half of my moveables
&c. and one hundred pounds a year (over and above her jointure) out of
my manor of Great Coales in Lincolnshire &c. My uncle Giles. My
brother Arthur. My eldest son Sir Thomas Baruardiston, knight. The
ancient plate left me by my grandfather. My daughter Ann the Lady
Rolt. The sum given to her by her grandfather Sir Stephen Soames and
his lady. My son Nathaniel. My sons Arthur, Pelathiah and William.
My sou Samuel. My dear daughter Brooke.

I give thirty pounds to be paid by ten poundsia year for the bringing up

of children in living in the College of New England. My two

brothers Arthur and Thomas. Faith, my sister. Reference to trusts in
eases of the estate of Sir Calthrop Parker and my cousin Anne Clopton,
Sir Simond D'Ewes his first lady. My nephew Henry Parker. My cou-
sin the Lady Ann Maynard. My cousin George Barnardiston.

Brent, 376.

[The testator's wife was Jane, daughter of Sir Stephen Soame, Lord Mayor of
London. I have already given the will of his step-mother, Dame Katherine
Barnardiston, in the Register, vol. 47, pp. 3i)l>-7 (ante, pp. 742-43). The
pedigree of Soame appears in the second volume of the Visitation of London
1033-1'534 (IIai-1. So. Pub.) pp. 250-251. That of Barnardiston is given in Met-
calfe's Vis. of Suffolk. Henry F. Waters.

Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, knt., was high sheriff of Suffolk in 23d of James
I. His second son, Sir Samuel, is said to have been the first person to whom the
name of Roundhead was applied.

On his death he was the subject of many monodies in English, Greek and
Latin, and published in a pamphlet entitled " Suf oik's Tears, or Elegies on that
renowned Knight, Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston." He was a friend of John
Winthrop and interested in his company.

Thomas Barnardiston his grand-nephew married Mary Downing, daughter of
Sir George (H. C. 1642), who entailed his whole estate on their son.

(See Mass. Hist. Coll. 4th series, VI.).— W. K. Watkixs.]

John Scott of South Hampton in the East Riding of New Yorkshire
upon Long Island in New England, mariner, 19 April 1692, proved 4 June
1692. All that my Seat or tract of land, being two lots or divisions, with
all edifices &c. &c. belonging, lying ami being at Meacocks in the East
Riding of New Yorkshire aforesaid and also one other tract near the head
of Saccabonnocke River in the Riding aforesaid, with a parcel of meadow
ground near Great Noyock River, with a fifty pound Commonage, and all
other possessions belonging to me or which should descend unto me I do
give, devise and bequeath unto my loving brother Jacamiah Scott of South-
hampton aforesaid, yeoman, and his heirs male forever; and for default of
heirs male then to female, provided that whomsoever they marry from time
to time forever shall bear or assume unto themselves the sirname of Scott;
and in default of such heirs I bequeath the same unto the heirs of my
honored uncle Jonathan Raiuer of Southhampton aforesaid, yeoman, always
provided that they from time to time assume unto themselves the sirname
of Scott; next to my right heirs forever. And inasmuch as my said brother
Jacamiah Scott, whom I do hereby ordain and appoint executor &c, is at a
great distance from hence and not able to put this my will in execution in
this place, I do hereby appoint William Clapcott of Stepney, sailmaker,
executor in trust &c. Fane, 120.


[The testator by his mention of his uncle, Jonathan Rainer, of Southampton,
L. I., is evidently" son of that John Scott of notoriety, who married Deborah,
daughter of Thurston Rainer and sister of Jonathan Rainer.

John Scott senior had a career of interest, and was identified with many im-
portant events in the early history of the country, not with credit, however, iu
most instances.

His own account in a petition states he was son of an Englishman of fortune,
who lost his life in the royal cause. The son, for cutting the bridles and girths
of the Parliamentary horses at Turnham Green in 1642, was brought before a
committee and finally sent to New England, under care of E. Downing, arriving
in Sept. 1643, and was placed under Lawrence Southwick, the Quaker, at Salem,
Mass., as a servant. In May 1648 he was to serve him as much longer after his
service expired as would amount to 35 shillings.

In 1654 he was arrested by the Dutch at Long Island and sent to New Am-
sterdam, and after a short imprisonment discharged.

The same year an action was brought against him by a neighbor for defama-
tion, but the affair was settled privately.

He was made a freemau at Southampton in 1657, and 9 Dec. 1658 was granted
a home lot of three acres, and five more provided he remain three years. March
8, 1659-60, he bought at Southold a sloop of two Dutchmen, and 11 June fol-
lowing half a ketch at the same place of Richard Raiment of Salem.

He evidently commenced his career than as a mariner, as we find that he met
in 1661 at Whitehall (Eng.) Daniel Gutherson and Dorothea his wife, who was
a daughter of Thomas Scott of Eggertou, Kent, and claimed kinship as a mem-
ber of the family of Scott, of Scott's Hall, and by persuasive means sold Guther-
son lands he claimed to own on Long Island, and by such dealing ruining
Gutherson, who was prevented by death from ever visiting this country; his
son was placed in the care of Scott, and was by him sold as a servant to
Herringman, an innkeeper at New Haven.

Many people from Lynn, Mass., were vitimized by Scott, whose conveyance
of lands, he said he got from the Indians, was found to be of no worth.

We then find him interested in the Atherton Company, in the Narragansett
Lands, and desiring to be made governor of Long Island.

In 1663 Connecticut, exasperated by what she considered double dealing ou
his part, ordered his arrest and confiscation of his estates.

He escaped from prison, however, and in 1666 we find that he was obliged to
take refuge in the Barbados.

We next find him commanding an expedition iu 1667 as Major Scott at Toboga
and Guiana, and later with the titles of colonel and vice-admiral. He also
visited about this time Newfoundland, as we find by an address to the King iu
1668 giving an account of the country from 1496, drawn from Scott's and other

In the proceedings against Scott for fleecing her husband, widow Guther-
son was greatly assisted by Samuel Pepys, the diarist, and for this Scott swore
revenge, and later, on Scott joining the band of Titus Oates, implicated
Pepys as a Papist, and this resulted in Pepys's confinement in the Tower, from
which position he had hard work to extricate himself.

After 1680 we lose sight of John Scott, and the date and manner of his death
is unknown.

(See Howell's Southampton, L. I.; N. Y. Colonial Documents, Vol. III.;
Calendar of State Papers, Colonial ; Mass. Hist. Society Proceedings, Vol. VI. ;
Dorothea Scott by G. D. Scull.)— W. K. Watkins.]

Zacharye Goodyeare, citizen and vintner of London, 18 July 1613,
proved 31 July 1613. To be buried in the parish church of St. Gregory
near Paul's in London. To my loving mother ten pounds. To my cousin
Mary Storye five pounds. The residue to my son Stephen Goodyere whom
I make executor. I make, nominate and ordain my brothers John Par-
tridge, scrivener, and Ralph Bowlton, merchant tailor, citizens of London,


Admon. granted (at above date) to Ralph Bowlton during the minority
of Stephen Goody eere the sou, to whom issued commissiou 15 October 1624.
he having reached full age. C'apell, 70.

[The testator may be a kinsman, possibly the father of Stephen Goodyear of
Connecticut.— H. F. W.]

William Read;

"The 9th daie of April 1656." My will is that my wife have three
score pounds for herself. Item, thirty pounds apiece to each of my four
youngest children. More, that my wife have the household stuff and to
dispose of it: that the three score pounds which is owing to me by Mr.
William Brentou in New England be disposed of as followeth, if it can be
got. viz 1 ., to my wife twenty pounds, to my four youngest children twenty
pounds (that is five pounds apiece), to my three children that are married
in New England, that is, George. Ralph and Abigail, twenty pouuds to be
equally divided amongst them : that when any of the four youngest children
die their portion be divided among the other three, that is if they die in
their minority: forty pounds due from Mr. Killingworth, twenty pounds
Mark Theaton of Black Callerton, thirty pound from Mrs Flora Hall,
twenty pound from Anthony Walker, twelve pounds, three pouud in my
wife's hand and five pound in Mr. Ogle's Hand, forty pound more in the
house; George Erington of Loughhouse and his son in law forty shillings,
Gawan Anderson forty shillings ; Mary Chicken als Watson four pound ten
shillings and ten shillings in my wife's hand, is nine pound: more in the
house twenty shillings in Commodities; in all makes nine score pounds.
The mark of William Read.

Wit: William Cutter, the mark of Thomas Gibson.

Commission issued 31 October 1G56 uuto Mabel Read, widow, the relict

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