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de Worth iu




ie Tentorden


:{ son.

— filia una nupt. Geffray

Coinit. Sussex


fil. 2dus.

h a2 res

— altera Edwards.

primus tilius.



Jo. Crowe.

— altera nupt. Maye.

ux. pi





Whitfield=Martha filia

de Tentorden

2d a Re







de Morclak.

de 1'os


1 1 1
Eliz'th. Robertus.




Johu=Maria fil.

filia Hen.

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Com. Norf.










in penci




Harleian MSS. 1561, 1562 ami 6164 also contain pedigrees of this family and
reference is made to a pedigree under the hand ami seal of Sir William Segar,

Gart.-r, and William Camden, Clarcncienx, to Tho: Whitfield of Mortlackc An"
lGOtJ. Accompanying this is a tricking of arms (six quarterings). I venture to
give this pedigree (of Ilarl. 6164, fol. I3 b ) with one or two emendations taken
from llarl. 1561 and 1562. But of course anybody descended from this family
would naturally apply to the Royal College of Arms for an authentic pedigree.

William Whitfield=.
of Whitfield Hall

da. and h.

of Rich. Holme
of the Manor of
Alstonrnore in


William, son and heir=Maude da. and coll.
| of John Wheateley.

John Whittkld=

William Whitfleld=

Richard Whitfield=

Richard Whitfield=
of Whitfield Hall. |

Myles Whitfield^:
of Newton Berry
in Alstenmore in
Com. Cumberland.

Robert who came out=
of the North so years I
since and dwelt at

Robert Whitfield

of Newborough

iu Co. stall.

A daughter

mar. to

John Whitfield.

Jolin, of Elizabeth

Alstonmore, mar. to John

eld. son. Edward* of

living 1571. Mayfield.


Robert Whitlield=Agnes Atwood

2 son,
living 1577.

Clement. John. Thoma-. Herbert.

dau. of William
of Kent.

Thomas Whitfield=MiMred ilau. of
of Mortl :iko in | Henry Manning

Surrey iGOG.


2d son.

of Greenwich.

. dau. of


Thomas Whitfield
3d son.



John Whitfield=Eliz'th dau. Henry Whitfield= da. of

of Worth near

E. Grinstedc

In Sussex, Esq.,

A Ky.M.

of Sir Edw.
< ulprpcr of
iu Surrey.

of Okeley iu Sur-
rey. 2d son.


7 or 8 children.



Thomas. John. Rob't. Elizabeth.


— Margaret.
— Frances.
— Jane.
— Sarah.
— Jone.

—Frances 1st mar. to Mr. East
2d to Mr. Mulford of Devon-

—Elizabeth, mar. to Rieh'd

Southcott of Devonshire.

—Katharine mar. to William

— Lucy mar. to


There are a few discrepancies between the various pedigrees noted ; and I
may have made mistakes in drawing them off. I give them for what they are


worth. From the wills we may infer that Jone, daughter of Robert Whitfield
and sister of Thomas Whitheki of Mortlake, became the wife of Robert Baker
of a well known Sussex family. Jane, another of his daughters, was married
to Richard Porter of Begcham or Bayhani (see Hastcd's Kent, Vol. II., pp. 37G-
7) and had issue three sons and four daughters, of whom the sons were Thomas
Porter of Goud hurst, Richard Porter of London and John Porter of Lamber-
hurst; of the four daughters Mary married Thomas Goodman, Jane married
Edmund Hawes, Elizabeth married (1) Robert Baker and (2) Anthony Fowle
and the fourth was Susan Porter. We learn too that the wife of William Whit-
field, the only brother of Thomas of Mortlake, was named Mary, and that this
William had seven sons and five daughters whom he named in his will. I do not
recollect ever to have seen a complete list of the children of our Henry Whit-
field. We know that he had Nathaniel, Dorothy and Sarah. Perhaps others
may.suggest more names.— H. F. Waters.]


Richard West. I accompt my estate this present 24 th Novemb. 1623
in good debts every man paid, besides goods in house, five hundred pounds.
I bequeath unto my son Francis West the sum of two hundred pounds.
To my daughter Sarah one hundred and fifty pounds. To my daughter
Elizabeth one hundred and fifty pounds. To my father John West all the
beasts I have, namely, my two kine, my calf, my horse, and out of my
goods when they are sold the sum of twenty pounds and all the " Tabacco "
that is at my brother Pearsons in sellar and that also in the sellar in the
house where I lived. I make my executors Mr. John Goodinge of Lon-
don haberdasher and Mr. Martin Pinder of London clothworker. The
money to be used for the benefit and good education of the children until
the two daughters are married to be paid and that not before they are
twenty years of age and my son twenty four. I bequeath to my good
friends Mr. John Goodinge twenty two shillings for a ring and the like to
Mr. Pinder. p me Richardum West. Witnesses John West, Robert West.

Proved 5 January 1G24 by John Goodinge and Martin Pinder.

Clarke, 10.

[I fancied that the above will or memorandum might interest some of our
friends in Virginia.— II. F. Waters.]

Nicholas Read of Stoak hall next Ipswich Esq., 16 March 1670,
prored 22 June 1671. The poor of Stoke next Ipswich. The poor of
Ratcliffe in the parish of Stepney. To the poor of Trinity House, Lon-
don, twenty pounds, to be paid by my son Richard Read. My niece the
only (laughter of my brother Nicholas Read late of Chastworth (?), now a
married wife at Woolwich. John Reade, my nephew, now at New Eng-
land, son of the said Nicholas. My grand daughter Elizabeth Fisher, only
daughter of my son in law Richard Fisher and of my own daughter Ju-
tlith, at her age of eighteen years. My grandchild John Payne. The rest
of my son in law Payne's children. A reference made to Indentures drawn
up when my son in law Mr. William Browne married my daughter Sarah,
his now wife: the sum of five hundred pounds. My son and two daughters.
My wife Alice Read. I give to my son Richard Read Stoak hall als Ilar-
rolds &c. Provision made in case I have children by my wife. Said wife
to be executrix. My daughters Elizabeth Payne, Sarah Browne and Ju-
dith Fisher. My two grandchildren John and Samuel Browne. Joan
Bauester the wife of John Banester and Nicholas Banester son of the said
John. The three children of Richard Dowsen of Deptford, Kent. To my


son Richard Reade all my house, land and marshes, known as Reydon
marsh, and other lands and tenements in Orford or Sudburue. Reference
to deed or grant of annuity to wife made unto Thomas Coldclough and
Thomas Goodal 19 March 21 Charles II., and Marriage Settlement. Sou
in law John Payne. The Master and Brethren of Trinity House.

Ipswich Wills, Arch. Suffolk, 1072, No. 5.

Captain Nicholas Read was buried in the church of St. Mary Stoke 5
June 1671.

Nathaniel Browne of Debach, Suffolk, gen'., 1 September 1684.
proved 20 December 1684. To my son Nathaniel lands in Debach and
Dalingho at his age of one and twenty years, he to pay to my sister in law
Anne Browne, relict of Thomas Browne my late brother, twenty five
pounds yearly. Provision made for the education of the said Nathaniel. My
sister in law Sarah Firmyn, wife of John Firmyn of Ipswich, to bring up
my said son Nathaniel till his said age of one and twenty. If he die with-
out issue then these lands to my said sister Anne Browne for and dur-
ing term of her life, next to Martha Mul lender my sister, now or late the
wife of Thomas Mullauder, now or late inhabiting or residing in New Eng-
land, or other parts beyond the seas, and to her heirs forever. Reference
to an Indenture made with said sister Anne Browne 29 June 1664. Sarah
Morris eldest daughter of my late sister Susan Morris. Mary Morris, my
sister Susan's youngest daughter. To Mary Parke, widow, my mother in
law, five pounds yearly. The said Anne Browne my sister and Symon
Vertue of Debach gen 1 , to be executors.

Ipswich Wills, Arch. Suff. Reg. for 1684, fol. 423, b.

Thomas Mullenner the elder of Ipswich joiner, 15 August 1625, proved
1 February 1626. To be buried in the church yard of St. Margaret's parish
where I dwell. Son Thomas and his daughter Elizabeth Mullenner and
his sou Thomas and his daughter Lydia. My wife Elizabeth. My daugh-
ter Margaret wife of Thomas Layman and her children. Her sou Thomas
Harte, her daughter Elizabeth Layman and her son John Layman. My
daughter Elizabeth Mullenner now the wife of Gyles Barber. The chil-
dren of his brother Jeremy Barber (among them Jeremy and Elizabeth).
My daughter Rose Mullenner now the wife of Jeremy Barber. Wife Eliz-
abeth and daughter Rose barber to be executors. Son Thomas Mullenner,
Jeremy Barber and Gyles Barber to be supervisors.

Ipswich Wills, Arch. Suff., Book 57, L. 290.

[Thomas Mulliner first appears in New Haven Colony iu 1639, and was a
purchaser of Branforcl lands.

He evidently followed his father's trade of a joiner, as in 1647 the governor
acquainted the court that the king's arms were cut by Mr. Mulliner for the town
and were to be primed and set up on a post on the highway.

He was evidently a restless and independent spirit, as he was frequently in
court and in litigation with his neighbors on land matters. William Meaker
brought an action against him for defamation, as Mulliner had accused him of
bewitching his pigs, several of them having died in a strange way.

He stated Mulliner had cut off the ear and tail from one of them and burnt it,
and Mulliner admitted it was a means used in England by honest people to find
out witches.

Thomas Mulliner, junior, was also at New Haven and removed about 1658 to
"West Chester and was living there in 1691 with wife Martha who was sister of
Nathaniel Browne of Debach, a parish about ten miles northeast of Ipswich,
England. Walter K. Watkins.]


Elizabeth Mulliner of Ipswich widow of Thomas Mulliner of Ips-
wich, joiner, deceased, her will made 24 Septemher 1627, proved 31 Jan-
uary 1627. Sou Thomas Mulliner. Daughter wife of Thomas

Layman. The executors to be son in law Giles Barhor and daughter Rose
Barbor widow. Ipswich Wills, Arch. Suff., Book 58, L. 94.

Joseph Hubbard of Ipswich, singleman, 16 April 1640. with a codicil
added 26 April 1640, proved 27 May 1640. To my sister Anne Hubbard
three score pounds of current English money, to be paid in one whole year
next after my decease; and forasmuch as the said Anne my sister is now
in " newe England" &c. it shall be paid unto such person or persons as she
shall appoint to receive the same. To my sister Elizabeth wife of John
Grove three score pounds, to be paid in one whole year &c. A similar be-
quest to sister Mary Hubbard.

All which sums are to make up their grandfather's portions the sum of
sixty pounds : viz', there being due to my sister Anne the sum of eight
pounds from her grandfather I give unto her fifty two pounds to make it
up three score pounds, and there being due to Elizabeth and Mary fifteen
pounds apiece I give to each of them forty five pounds apiece &c. To ray
brother Abraham Hubbard, to make up that thirty pounds given him by his
grandfather a full two hundred pounds, I give the sum of one hundred and
seventy pounds, to be paid him at his age of one and twenty years, with
twenty pounds for the use thereof. To my mother Mary Hubbard four
score pounds in discharge of one annuity of five pounds per year. To
Mary Hubbard, daughter of my brother Thomas Hubbard, forty pounds, to
be paid at her age of one and twenty years. To Martha wife of Thomas
Lewson five pounds, to be paid within one year next after my decease. To
ray mother Mary Hubbard, widow, of Ipswich my tenement in Brandes-
ton. Ipswich Wills, Bundle for 1640, No. 86.

Thomas Jakes of Needham Market, clerk, 5 February 1682, proved
13 February 1683, Stilo Anglice. First I give and bequeath unto my son
Thomas James of Easthampton in Long Island in New England, in case he
be living at the time of my death, all my books and such of ray household
goods and clothes as can or may conveniently be sent over thither. But in
case my son Thomas shall not be living at the time of my decease my will is
that the snme shall be equally divided amongst all my grandchildren or great
grandchildren, share and share alike; except only my will is that my eldest
grandchild shall have a double part thereof. My messuage in Needham Mar-
ket wherein I dwell shall be sold and the moneys arising therefrom shall be
disposed as follows. To Mr. John Fairfax live pounds, to be paid within two
years next after ray decease. To Mr. Paul Brooke senior five pounds. To
Elizabeth Frewer widow, now with me, ten pounds, within two years next
after my decease and she to occupy my house for one year after my decease.
Ten pounds to be paid to the binding out of three poor widows' lads in the
town of Needham provided the said widow Frewer's lad be one of the
three, out of the affection the inhabitants have borne to my son in ray af-
fliction. Ten pounds apiece to the executors. The residue to my son
Thomas if living (otherwise as before expressed). Three pounds to the
poor of Needham, to be paid within three months &c. The executors to
be Edmund Fernly gen 1 , and Paul Brooke clothier.

Ipswich Wills, Arch. Suff., Book King, L. 287.


[Rev. Thomas James, bred at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England.
preached in Lincolnshire ami arrived in New England 5 June, 1632, on the
" William and Francis " and became the pastor of the church in Charlestown,
2 Nov. 1G32. His son John was baptized there 9-11, 1032-3.

His position was not a pleasant one, as a spirit of discord appeared within a
year and in March, 1636, he was dismissed.

His house and Ave acres of woodland in Mystic Field, butting on the Com-
mon, was sold to Thomas Coytemore and Mr. James went to New Haven where
land was granted him in 1639, and his grandson Nathaniel was baptized there
1 August, 1641.

On 7 Oct. 1642 he sailed for Virginia with Rev. John Knowles of Water-
town and Rev. William Thomson of Braintree, but returned to New Haven in
1643 and from thence went to England before 1648.

He is said by Hubbard to have been subject to melancholy and of a jealous
disposition. Johnson in his Wonder Working Providence commends him for
his talents and piety.

The sou Thomas James was born in England, first appears on the records of
Easthamptun, Long Island, 22 April, 1651, and 23 August, 1651, he was voted
£45 and his land rate free for the ensuing year and £50 and rate free for future
years. His grist was to be ground at the mill first of all on the second clay of
the week, and one half of all whales cast on the shore were given him and Lion

In 1691, on account of his age and infirmities, the town was obliged to employ
some one to assist him in his duties.

He died 6 June, 1696, and tradition states he possessed eccentricities as well
as his father, and that by his wish he was interred with his head toward the
east that he might face his people at the general resurrection.

Needham Market is a hamlet in the parish of Barking, Suffolk, and a station
on the Great Eastern Railway 761 miles from London and 8| miles northwest
from Ipswich. It has a population of about fifteen hundred. The Church of
St. John the Baptist is a fine, old, spacious structure, consisting of nave and
chancel, with a beautifully carved open wood roof.

From this living Rev. Thomas James the elder was ejected, and collected there
a considerable congregation according to Calamy, and ten years later, in 1672,
he was licensed as a Presbyterian teacher. A chapel of the Independents was
rebuilt in 1717 which was doubtless a shelter to the successors of James's
first congregation aud that of the Rev. John Fairfax of Barking.

Needham Market is best known to the present generation as containing a
manufactory for " The Crown Glue," a well known product of English manu-

Mr. John Fairfax, a legatee, was the minister at Barking, from which parish
he was ejected and where he died, 11 August, 1700, aged 77.

The parish register at Barking, which includes that of Needham Market,
commences at the early date of 1503. Walter K. Watkins.]

Edmund Herd of Claxton linen weaver, 20 November 1626, proved 4
December 1626. To be buried in the churchyard of Claxton near my wife.
Sister Agnes Hussy widow. John Hunn of Claxton yeoman and Christo-
pher Tollis of Neatshead yeoman to be executors. House in Claxton,
lands &c. in Hollington, Rockland and Asbby. To my eldest sou Luke
Herd three score pounds, to be paid him at his age of one aud twenty
years, and the best loom in my shop, six pieces of pewter, a spit, a brass
posnet and my little table in the parlor, or six and fifty shillings in money
for said loom &c. To my two sons Henry and Edmund Herd thirty pounds
apiece at ages of one and twenty years. To eldest daughter Grace Herd
twenty pounds at age of one and twenty. The same to youngest daughter
Katherine. Richard Smith of Claxton weaver to be supervisor.

Consistory of Norwich (1626) 340.

[The foregoing seven wills gathered at the Probate Offices in Ipswich and Nor-
wich (England) are a few out of many hundred notes and abstracts made there.
The wills of Capt. Nicholas Read and Nathaniel Browne had been given to me


by my friend Dr. Muskett, author and editor of Suffolk Memorial Families.
Coming upon them myself in my own researches at Ipswich I was able to add a
little to the notes Dr. Muskett gave me. — Henry F. Waters.]

Thomas Knott 28 March 1557, proved 20 April 1557. My body to
be buried in such place as it shall be most •' meatest " by the discretion of
my executrix. I have paid to my son in law Thomas Juxsonne of Lon-
don, merchant taylor, who married my daughter Anne Knotte, twenty
pounds which he received of me, to be paid to him by me in Sir Alexander
Avennell's time, being then Lord Mayor of the Honorable City of London,
for my daughter's part. To my sister Johan Philyps six pounds, thirteen
shillings, four pence. To her son Randall Phillipps forty shillings; and to
her daughter Annstes Phillips one of my old gowns to make her a gown
and six shillings eight pence to make it withal. My wife Mercy Knot
shall yearly pay unto Mighell Grene, one of her sons, six pounds thirteen
shillings four pence yearly for his finding and maintenance in studying of
Divinity in the sacred Word of God, in the University of Oxford. To
Henry Greene, another sou of my wife Mercy, six pounds. To Thomas
Knot my son at Dover my signet of gold that I do seal withal. To old
mother Agnes, my mother Draper's old maiden, one of my old gowns and
six shillings eight pence to make it up for her. To the Master and War-
dens of my company of the Barbors and Surgeous. A sermon to be preached
at my old parish of St. Katherine Creechurch within Algate, also in the
parish of St. Audrew's in East Cheap where my second wife Margaret
Knot, my wife's mother Elinor Draper was buried. My wife's eldest son
Mr. Richard Greene, gentleman. My lease in Bottollane and in St. Kath-
erine Creechurch to come to my daughter Anne Juxsonne. My wife Mercy
Knott to be sole executrix and my cousin master Richard Telden overseer.

Among the witnesses were Richard Tylden and Michael Grene.

Daughtry, 13.

Raphe Juxon, citizen and merchant taylor of London. 20 February
29 Elizabeth, proved 27 June 1587. One third part of my goods and
chattels to my wife Sara. Another third among my children, viz : John,
Christopher, Mary, Raphe, Rowland, Anne and Arthur Juxon. The other
part reserved for payment of debts and performance of will. All my copy-
hold lands and tenements in Middlesex and Herts shall be sold and the
money received therefor shall be parted into two equal parts, wherof one
half to my wife and the other half among all my children equally. Wife
Sara to be executrix. The overseers to be Christopher Dunkyn, tallow-
chandler, and Stephen Porter, grocer. To wife the lease of my garden in
or near Turnmill Street. To Edmund Hawes, haberdasher the lease of the
shop now in the occupation of the said Edmund in Newgate Market in
London, paying such rent and performing such covenants as I am bound by
the lease to pay and perform.

Thomas Juxon a witness. Spencer, 33 (P. C. C).

Margaret Greene of Barking, Essex, widow. 9 May 1621, proved 12
January 1 024. My grandchildren Henry, Thomas and James Freweu
(minors). My brother in law John Kirrill and my cousiu John Juxon, his
son in law, to be sole executors. The children of my brother Edward
Wyer. My brother in law Henry Waller and my said brother Edward
Wyer to be overseers.

Wituesses. Arthur Juxon scr. Edward Wickes.

Clarke. 6 ( P C C).


William Bateman citizen, bricklayer and tiler of London 15 March 28
Eliz :, with a codicil dated 16 March 1585, proved 25 June 1586. To be
buried within the parish church of St. Katherine Creechurch in Loudon,
where I am now a parishioner, near the body of tny late wife. After debts
and duties paid or set in order my goods &c. shall be divided into three
equal partes, whereof one part I give to Alice my now wife, to her own
proper use forever, one other part I give and bequeath to my and amongst
nay children, viz 1 ., Robert, Leonard, William and Margaret Bateman, equal-
ly amongst them to be divided, and to be paid and delivered to them at
such time as they shall accomplish and come to their several ages of one and
twenty years or days of marriage, which shall first happen, and the third
part I do reserve unto myself and unto my executor, to pay and discharge
my legacies and bequests. The poor of this parish. Mabel 1 Ward, my
mother, and Mary Bateman, now dwelling with me, and Alice Ward, ray
sister's daughter, and Thomas Bateman, my brother Roger Bateman his
son. I forgive and discharge my said brother Roger all such debts and du-
ties as he shall owe unto me at the time of my decease. To my brother
Richard my old livery gown, being unlined, and ten shillings in money and
to Hellene his wife my night gown which I do most commonly use to wear
and also ten shillings in money. The company of Bricklayers and Tilers
whereof I am a member, for recreation and drinking, they to go with my
body to the burial. Robert Hunter, who married my first wife's sister, and
Elizabeth his now wife and their three children. My cousin Thomas Juxon
of London merchant tailor. Richard Kirby carpenter. Ananias Dare
bricklayer and tiler. My wife's brother Heury Thorneley. The foresaid
Thomas Juxon my cousin to be my full and sole executor. The overseers
to be my loving friends Johu Jackman of London grocer and Andrew
Marshe of London draper. Certain freehold lands, messuages &c. at Lime-
house. Two messuages in St. Stephens Coleman Street. Thomas Juxon
son of my said cousin Thomas Juxon. My tenants in Lillepot Alley.

Windsor, 31.

Sententia absolutoria in negotio compi bonorum Wittmi Bateman de-
funct, was promulgated 6 June 1592 following upon litigation between Rob-
ert Bateman, of the one part, and Thomas Juxon, executor, of the other
part. Harrington, 49.

Humfrye Cooke citizen and cooper of London, 19 Juue 1594, proved
22 June 1594. To wife Margaret the lease of this house in Pudding Lane
for life. Then to be sold and the money divided among my children,
Thomas, Joane and Elizabeth. Also to wife Margaret the moiety of a lease
of grounds commonly called Tymerlogge Close als Cocklane Close in Ste-
butiheth for three years. To poor almsmen at Ratcliff. To Ratcliff School.
Wife Margaret to be sole executrix and brother in law John Ireland over-
seer. Witnessed by Francis Kitchin parson of St. Clements near East-
cheape. Dixy, 50.

[The above I saved hoping it might help us find out who the John Ireland was
whose daughter Elizabeth was the wife of Thomas Juxon and mother of Samp-
son Cotton's wife. See Reg., Vol. 43, pp. 304, 305 (ante, pp. 345, 346), for will
of Thomas Juxon, which should come in here. — H. F. W.j

Sentence for the confirmation of the will and codicil of Thomas Juxon.
late of the parish of St. Michael Pater Noster within the city of Lou-

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