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Surrey, 22 February 1677. Proved 4 April 1678. To my eldest daugh-
ter Elizabeth Davys my silver cup that hath my coat of arms on it and
twenty shillings to buy her a ring. To my daughter Darcas Patten twenty
shillings. To my son Timothy Byfeild twenty shillings to buy him a ring
and also a piece of plate given unto me by my dear brother in his last will.


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To my daughter Priscilla Wardron twenty shillings. To my son Natha-
niel Byfeild twenty shillings and also a piece of plate given unto me by my
dear brother unto my daughter Sara Byfeild deceased which is mine to
dispose of I being executor to her. Divers messuages, lands and tene-
ments in East Sheen sold to make portions for our five daughters Rebeckah,
Dorcas, Priscilla, Mary and Deborah. My cousin Thomas Juxon. My
daughter Rebecca Jaxon (Jackson). My grandson Tristram Davis. My
grand daughter Elizabeth Bower. Niece Elizabeth Juxon. Grand daugh-
ter Mary Davis. Grand daughter Elizabeth Jaxson. Grandson Thomas
Patten/ Cousin Edmond Farrington. To be buried in the churchyard
under the chancel window above the little door it being near my late hus-
band. Deaneries of Shoreham and Croydon (1664-1679) L. 374.

[Mrs. Sarah Byfleld, the testator, was mother of Col. Nathaniel Byfleld, of
Boston, Mass., and Bristol, R. I. Her husband, Rev. Richard Byfeild, of Long
Ditton, died 26 Dec, 1664, in his 67th year. His will is given in these " Glean-
ings" (Register, vol. 39, page 174; ante, p. 115). His baptism was recorded at
Stratford-on-Avon, 24 Sept. 1598, followed by on 24 Apr. 1600, that of Robert,
and on 16 Mch. 1601, by Nathaniel, children of Richard Byfleld.

Their father, Rev. Richard Byfleld, in 1603 left Stratford after service as
vicar, this name appearing continuously from 1558 as such, in the parish regis-
ter, which commenced in that year. He went to a parish in Worcestershire,
and then to Islesworth, Middlesex. His will is given in the "Gleanings"
(Register, vol. 39, p. 173; ante, p. 114), proved 24 Oct. 1633.

Rev. Nicholas Byfeild, b. 1579, whose will is given on page 1389, is said to
have been a half brother of Rev. Richard Byfeild of Long Ditton, by Brook in
his " Lives of the Puritans," and that his father became minister of Stratford-
on-Avon in 1596. Rev. Richard of Long Ditton wrote "The Doctrine of the
Sabbath vindicated against his Brother Mr. Nicholas Byfleld" (Calamy).

It is possible and probable that the Ric. Bifleld, who is signed continuously
from 1558 to 1603, the register at Stratford, were two individuals during that

Adoniram Byfleld, whose will is given on p. 1393, son of Nicholas Byfleld, of
Islesworth, see ante, p. 1389, was a graduate of Emanuel college, Cambridge, in
the year 1642 became chaplain to Sir Henry Colmey's regiment in the Parliamen-
tary army, and the next year was appointed scribe to the assembly of divines.
In 1646 he with others was appointed to collect proofs of scripture quotations,
and the same were inserted in the " Confession of Faith."

He was rector of Fulham, Middlesex, and afterwards of Collingbourne-Ducis,

He was mentioned by name by Butler in his " Hudibras."

Walter K. Watkins.]

Commission issued 13 July 1683 to Anne Wickins (wife of Samuel
"Wickins) and Henry Cheynell, clerk, guardians lawfully assigned to Mary
and Anne Byfeild minors, natural and lawful children of Samuel Byfeild
lately rector of Ewhurst in County Surrey deceased, to administer the goods
&c. of the said deceased during the minority and for the use and benefit of
the said minors, Mary Byfeild, relict of the said deceased, having died be-
fore accepting the burden of administration.

Admon. Act Book 1683 L. 100.

Commission issued 10 November 1705 to Mary Johnson ah Byfeild
wife of William Johnson, natural and lawful daughter of Samuel Byfeild
lately Rector of Ewhurst in Surrey, clerk, deceased, to administer the
goods, etc. of the deceased, the letters of administration of the said de-
ceased granted in the month of July 1 683 to a certain Anne Wickins wife
of Samuel Wickins and to Henry Cheynell clerk as curators lawful &c.
of Anne Byfeild and the said Mary Johnson ah Bifeild, then minor daugh-


ters of the said deceased, to their use and during their minority, having
now by reason of the full age of the said Mary Johnson &c. ceased and
expired. Admon. Act Book (1705) L. 214.

Timothy Byfield, Doctor in Physick, 8 November 1715, proved 19 De-
cember 1723. To be buried in Mortlack churchyard somewhere on the
south side because my kindred lie on that side. I would be put into a
plain coffin made of well seasoned whole deal, with no more expense than
what will just be decent. I would not be put into a coach or hearse but
be borne on men's shoulders to the water side and be carried in a boat to
the small landing just against the church and from thence to be carried on
men's shoulders directly to my grave. I would not have the customary
service said over me nor the minister to be busy there nor to be eager for
money because I have so little to leave to my wife. And as to that small
worldly substance which at present I possess and as to that which hereafter
will come due to me I give it entirely and every particular of it to my
dear and well beloved wife Mrs. Dorothy Byfield. I give to her all that
legacy of two hundred pounds left me by my cousin Mr. Thomas Juxon
late of Clapham, Surrey , as is to be made out by his last will. I give to her
my Patent for Sal Oleosum Volatile and all the benefits and profits of my
articles grounded thereon. And I give to her all the arrears of one hun-
dred pounds per annum together with my arrears according to my stock
and share in the copartnership with Mr. Francis Moult and Mr. Daniel
Crichlow. I give her all the cost of the Lawsuit they so barbarously and
cruelly commenced against us. I freely and cheerfully forgive Mr. Moult
and Mr. Crichlow the cruelty and base usage of me in my lifetime in the
body and hope they may find repentance, but I do not forgive them any sort
of money that is due to me on any account, but order it to be recovered
from them and paid to my wife. And now with much love and affection
I make and constitute my dear wife Mrs. Dorothy Byfield sole executrix of
this my last will and testament and with great tenderness I commit her
spirit, soul and body iuto the most merciful hands and sweet embrace of our
most gracious God and loving Redeemer, that under his glorious power and
protection her spiritual life may be secured and her outward life preserved
from all danger and trouble, and I exhort Mr. Moult to lay aside his cruel-
ty and fraudulent dealing as he will answer for it without repentance and
restitution. Richmond, 253.

Dorcas Patten of New Brentford in the parish of Hanwell, Mid-
dlesex, widow relict and executrix of Robert Patten late citizen and gro-
cer of Loudon, 29 April 1725, proved 20 September 1725. Niece Mrs.
Elizabeth Patten the wife of my nephew Mr. William Patten of Milk
Street Market, London, grocer. Nephew Mr. William Ilaward citizen
of London and such child or children as he shall have by his now wife Mrs.
Mary Haward. Niece Mrs. Rebecca Walter. My sister Byfield the
widow and relict of my brother Dr. Byfield. Item, I give and bequeath
to my loving brother Colonel Nathaniel Byfield Esq r two guineas. The
Rev a Mr. Joseph Baker of Old Brentford, Minister of the Gospel. Sun-
dry other clergymen. Certain friends in Old Brentford and Isleworth.
Mrs. Frances Brooksby and her two daughters. My nephew Samuel Wick-
ins. My cousin Margaret Cock widow. Mrs. Gutridge of Old Brent-
ford, widow. Messuage on Brentford Butts wherein I now dwell.

Romney, 200.


[At Stratford upon Avon T met with references to the first Richard Byflold
and his children. The Registers of that parish are soon to be published, I hope,
When we shall be able to add a little to our knowledge of this family. —

H. F. W.]

Anne Wilson wife of William Wilson, Doctor in divinity, within the
Castle of Windsor in the County of Berk., 3 December 1610, proved 13
November 1612. To the poor forty shillings, to be distributed by my lov-
ing brother Erasmus Webb to such poor persons as he shall think good. To
my said husband in token of my due love to him one Portague of gold
which was my own before I was married unto him. To the six children of
my said husband, to every one of them, forty shillings. Whereas my said
brother Erasmus Webb is to receive of my nephew Thomas Webb late of
the City of London gen 1 the sum of one hundred pounds upon an obliga-
tion to my use. I do give fifty pounds thereof to George Webb the son of
brother Stephen Webb, to be delivered into his hands at his age of four
and twenty years or within three months next after the death of the said
Stephen Webb. The other fifty pounds, residue of the said hundred
pounds, I give and bequeath unto my brother Erasmus Webb. And con-
cerning the sum of one hundred pounds mentioned in a deed indented be-
tween my said husband William Wilson of the one party and of my said
brother Erasmus Webb of the other party, bearing date 2 December 4 th
James, I give to my sister Elizabeth Hathwatt twenty pounds and to my
niece Martha Vicars, my brother Anthony's daughter, ten pounds thereof,
and to William Webb, the son of my brother Anthony Webb, four pounds,
to Anthony, another of the sons of my brother Anthony, four pounds, to
Anthony son of my brother George Webb four pounds, to Jane the daugh-
ter of the said George four pounds, to Thomas Webb son of my brother
Robert four pounds, to Morris Webb, another son of Robert, four pounds,
to my nephew Paul Barrow ten pounds, to my nephew William Lewes
forty shillings, to Zadie (or Zachie) Cathringham, Elizabeth Burges and
Judith Denton, the daughters of my sister Phillips, forty shillings each, to
my servant Mary Dirtou ten pounds and to my servant William Hazel wall
twenty shillings thereof. My said brother Erasmus Webb to be executor.
In presence of Mr. Henry Beamont and Mr. Mardocheus Aldem (Alden?),
canons of Windsor. Rochester Wills, Vol. XIX. (1597-1614), Part I.,
fol. 503.

Erasmus Webb, one of the Canons of the King's free Chapel of Wind-
sor, Berks., 5 June 1613, with two codicils, one dated 22 March 1613, and
the other 24 March 1613, proved 12 April 1614. My brother Hathwat.
Paul Barrowe son to my sister Elizabeth. I give to my brother Mr.
Doctor Wilson fifty shillings to make him a gold ring. The poor of Hame[?]
where I am parson. My brother's and sister's children. George Webb, my
brother Steven Webb's son. Anthony Webb the youngest son of my
eldest brother Anthony. My brother Anthony's daughter Martha.

La we, 31.

William Harte of the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, London,
merchant tailor, 17 May 1632, proved 23 May 1632. Wife Mary. Eldest
son John Hart, provided for otherwise in lands. Daughter Margaret
Hartt. My wife shall have the bringing up of my said children. My uncle
Edmund Wilson, Doctor of Physic. My cousin Mr. Richard Warwicke.


Every of the children of my brothers Richard and Thomas Hartt. The pa-
rish of Bovetracy in Devon where I was born. My brother Richard
Hartt and my cousin Francis Southcott gen' of the same parish. My uncle
Mr. William Tayler dwelling in Pater Noster Row, London. My brother
Mr. Thomas Somers. Francis Taylor a witness. Audley, 61.

William Gibbs son of Mr. Thomas Gibs of Winser (Windsor) gentle-
man, 26 June 1634, proved 4 November 1634. To my dear and loving
father Mr. Thomas Gibs ten pounds and to my dear and tender mother
Mrs. Isabell Gibbs ten pounds and to my brother and sister Osburn, to
each of them five pounds. To my brother Edmond Gibbs ten pounds, to
my sister Elizabeth Gibbs ten pounds, to my cousin Edmond Sheaf, my
sole executor, ten pounds and to my cousin Mr. Grindall Sheaf ten pounds.
To my cousin Mrs. Bebecca Hazlerig forty shillings. My very good friend
Mr. Edmond Pane. My loving master Mr. Abraham Webb. To Grace
Hill five pounds for her care and pains towards me. To my executor Mr.
Edmond Sheaf ten pounds resting in my uncle Mr. William Taylor's hands,
being a legacy given by my good father William Wilson, Doctor. The
witnesses to the will were Nicholas Morton and John Marrett. A Codicil,
in which he is described as late of Windsor, made about three weeks before
his decease, refers to Grace Hill and Edmund Paine as having attended
upon his sickness and refers to having been at Chelsey (Chelsea). Forty
shillings given to Mr. Daniel Taylor. Seager, 100.

[It is evident that the foregoing wills relate to the family of our Rev. John
Wilson. The will of his stepmother, made in the lifetime of her husband, was
an entirely unexpected find. William Gibbs, the testator in the will immediately
preceding this note, was a nephew of our Mr. Wilson, being a grandson of the
Rev. William Wilson, Canon of Windsor, whose will I gave early in these
Gleanings (pp. 54-55). Other wills relating to this family of Wilson and their
connections may be found in these same Gleanings, pp. 267-272. The will of
Mrs. Wilson, who was the second wife of Canon Wilson, shows clearly enough
that she was a Webb, sister of that Erasmus Webb whose will is here given,
and whose name appears in her will.

The father of the Rev. William Wilson of Windsor (and grandfather of our
John Wilson of Boston) was, as we have found, a William Wilson of Wells-
bourne, in Lincolnshire, who died in Windsor Castle and was buried there in


Iu Harleian MS. 1507, I found the following on leaf 20 (in pencil) :

A conflrmacon of ye Amies & guifte of ye Crest of W m Wilson of Welborne
in ye County of Lincoln, son of William Wilson of ye Town of Perith (Penrith?)
in ye County of Cumberland, to all his Issue & offspring for ever under ye hand
& scale of W m ffiower als Clarenc' King of Armes dated ye 24 of March 1586 ye
19 th of Queen Elizabeth.

Now, 1594, borne by Wilson of ye prebends of Windsor sonn of ye

Afores d W m Wilson of Wilborne.

Against this was a tricking of the Arms and Crest in pencil : Per pale

ar and az, three lions gambs erased, fessways, in pale, counterchanged.

Crest : A lion's head ar guttee de sang.

In the same MS. (leaf 180, in pencil) I found a copy of a grant or confirmation
of the arms of Woodhall and Brindall (Grindall) quartered. This I hope to
copy some time.

There is here also the grant to Capt. John Smith, 9 Dec, 1603, by Sigis-
mundus Bathor, Duke of Transilvania. Another is a grant to Robert Cutler of
Ipswich, Suffolk, gent, 20 June, 1612. Still another is William Camden's grant
to Francis Thornedike of Burnell, Lincolnshire, and Harbert Thorndike, his
brother, of Greenfield in said County, 20 Nov. 1616. H. F. W.]


John Felton the elder of Great Yarmouth iu Norfolk merchant, 8
March 1 GO 1, proved 8 August 1602. To the reparation of the church
three pounds six shillings eight pence. To the repairing of the Lazar
House thirty three shillings four pence. To the relief of the poor of Great
Yarmouth live pounds. To Master Robert Jackler our preacher and Master
John Hill our minister ten shillings each. To the continuance of the
prayer and lecture lately begun in the new chapel in Yarmouth ten shil-
lings a year, to be levied out of my capital house wherein I do now dwell
so long as the same exercise shall be continued for ever. To wife Margery
twenty pounds, my best silver salt and my new silver cup, together with
all such goods and chattels which were hers before I married her, upon
condition that she shall not challenge or claim to have any right or interest
of, in or to any of my lands, houses &c. or my goods &c. To my son John
all my houses, buildings, yards, grounds &c. in Yarmouth (upon certain
conditions). To Nicholas and Robert my grandchildren, sons of Nicholas
my son, twenty five pouuds apiece at ages of one and twenty. To Kathe-

rine the wife of my son Daniel twenty pounds and to my grandchild ,

their son, thirty pouuds at one and twenty. Reference to an Obligation
wherein I stand bound with him (Daniel) to one master Rogers. My
grandchild John Grosse son of my late daughter Dyonis towards his main-
tenance at Cambridge. My three grandchildren Dionis, Martha and Judith
the daughters of John Grosse and Dionis my daughter. My son in law
Robert Robins their father in law. Thomas Matrop. My brother in law
John Scrouche and my sister his wife. Son John to be sole executor and
son Nicholas to be overseer. One of the witnesses was William Younges.

Montague, 56.

Philip Rogers citizen and grocer of London, 22 September 1613
proved 19 October 1613. Goods &c. to be divided into two equal parts
one of which shall be and remain unto my three children Philip, Daniel
and Mary (according to the Custom of the City of London). The other I
reserve to myself for performance of legacies. To my youngest son
Daniel Rogers my copyhold and customary lands and tenements in Croydon
Surrey, also my freehold lands near to them, the said Daniel to allow unto
mine eldest son Philip three hundred and fifty pounds out of his orphan's
and child's part and portion. To daughter Mary enough to make up her
orphan's part or portion due unto her by the Custom of the City of London
the full sum of one thousand pounds. The four children of my nephew,
Charles Rogers grocer, viz 1 Philip, William, Jane and Mary. My brother
John Rogers and Margaret his wife. My brother William Rogers. My
brother in law Symon Broadstreete and Anna his wife. My sister Joyce
Bond. My nephew Thomas Bond. My mother in law Joane Stafford
widow. My sister in law Margaret Grymes widow. To Mr. Nicholas
Felton, Doctor in Divinity, five pounds. My cousin Thomas Philpottes.
To my brother in law Daniel Felton thirty shillings to be made him in a
ring. My cousin Charles Hearinge. My cousin Charles Rogers of Munck-
hole. Mr. Francis Butler of Croydon and his wife. John Blackett of
Croydon. I give six pounds thirteen shillings four pence to be equally
distributed amongst the poorest of my kindred at the discretion of my
nephew Thomas Bond and my cousin Charles Rogers. The poor of Christ's
Hospital, London, of St. Olave's, Southwark, of St. George's, Southwark,
of St. Sepulchre's, London, of St. Leonard's Eastcheap, London, and of


Much Dewchurch in Hereford and of Allensmore in said County of Here-
ford. The poor of Croydon. The poor in certain prisons. Son Philip to
be sole executor. The ovefseers to be my very loving friends Mr. Nicholas
Feltoir, Doctor in Divinity, Francis Butler of Croydon Esq., my loving
brethren in law Symon Broadstreete and Daniel Felton,my loving kinsman
Thomas Bond of Hampton Bishop in Hereford, Charles Rogers of Munck-
hole in the same County and Charles Herringe and my loving friend John
Blackett of Croydon, yeoman.

A new Grant was issued 9 May 1652 to Daniel Rogers, son of the de-
ceased, to administer the goods left unadministered by Philip Rogers, son
and executor, now also deceased. Capell, 89.

Margaret Greame of London, widow, 15 May 1626, proved 17 June
1626. To be buried in the parish church of St. Margaret New Fish Street,
London, as near as may be to the body of my late sister Anne Broadstreete
who lieth there interred. Mr. Bendish preacher of Bishop Storford in the
County of Hartford and his wife and my godson Edward Bendish their
son. My cousin John Felton son of Daniel Felton, citizen and grocer of
London. My cousin Philip Felton son of the said Daniel. My god-
daughter Margaret Meare the daughter of John Meare, citizen and innholder
of London. My daughter in law Judith Michell and her daughter Sara.
Edmond Slater, citizen and mercer of London and my cousin Margaret the
now wife of the said Edmond. Leases in Bridewell, the mill room and
mill for grinding of corn. Buildings erected by my late husband George
Greame. Messuages &c. on the wharf on the west side of the dock or
common sewer to the said Hospital {i.e. Edward the Sixth's Christ's Hos-
pital) adjoining. Hele, 83.

Nicholas (Felton) Bishop of Ely 27 January 1625, 1 Charles, proved
7 October 1626. For my body I desire it may be buried in that parish
where I shall die, unless I die at my manor houses of Dowuham Elye in
the Isle or Elie House in Holborne, in any of which chapels I desire to be
buried if I die there. My desire is it may be buried in the night with no
solemnity nor attendance save of such my servants as shall be about me
and such either neighbors or friends as shall think good, being near aud un-
called, to take that pains for me to do unto me the last duty, which I do
thankfully accept at their hands. Cloaks for servants. My debts to be
paid with all speed. Two debts especially mentioned of which the latter is
thus referred to: The other debt is the sum of 12f>£ or thereabouts which I
received from Doctor Gager my Chancellor who hath my acquittance and
is for Virginia and for Chelsey College collections, which money was never
yet called for &c. For my goods I do dispose of them in manner and form
following, first among my children and wile's children and grandchildren.
My eldest son Nicholas the parson of Shetham. My son Robert and every
one of his children. Daughter Susan wife to my son Robert. The now
wife of my son Nicholas. My son Edward Norgate, my late wife's son,
and his children. John Norgate. Money I have laid out for him. Loving
friend Mr. John Simson preacher and parson of the Crutched Friars. My
brother Daniel. John Norgate's children. Henry Norgate's three sons
which were left with my daughter Tucke. Secondly, next my children, I
do give among my poor kindred at Yarmouth or elsewhere. My cousin
John Felton, my eldest brother's son, at Yarmouth, and my brother John's


wife at Yarmouth, his mother. My cousin Caison. Money which 1 lent
her. My cousin Benjamin Cooper of Yarmouth. My cousin Williams
the barber's wife. My cousin Steward widow and daughter to my brother
John Felton, and her daughter Elizabeth that is married. My cousin
Robert Grosse, my cousin Dionis Grosse her son, now at Cambridge,
towards his education at Cambridge. His mother, my cousin Dionis Grosse,
her husband. My cousin Benjamin Felton my brother John's son. Mark
Anthony whom I placed as apprentice with Mr. John Parker his uncle.
My old servant Mary Heatou. Others. My cousin John Harris. Richard
Grafton (among others). My cousin Phillip. The parsons of St. Antholin
and Bow Church, London. Sous Nicholas and Robert Felton Executors
and my loving friends Mr. Francis Morris and Mr. Ralph Brownrigge to
be overseers.

Another grant made 29 January 1651 to John Tuckey next, of kin and
administrator to Nicholas, Edward and Henry Norgate deceased, legatees
named in the will, the executors Nicholas and Robert Felton being like-
wise since deceased. Hele, 134.

[Nicholas Felton, Jun., succeeded in 1621 Wm. Lawrence as rector of Stret-
hain, a valuable living in the gift of the Bishops of Ely. He held it as late
as 1642, his wife Elizabeth being buried there 23 Dec, 1624. He married at
Downham 6 April, 1625, Susanna Clench. Robert Felton, a younger son of the
testator, succeeded "Win. Knighters, rector of Gransden Parva, Cambridgeshire,
as such signs the parish register to 1642. His children recorded there were:
William 1624, Ralph 1626, Daniel 1628, Maria 1629, Hannah 1631, John 1632,
Elizabeth 1637— Walter K. Watkins.]

John Felton of Great Yarmouth in the County of Norfolk, beer
brewer, 2 March 1626 proved 11 June 1627. I will that all and singular
my messuages, houses, lands, tenements &c. shall be sold by Ellen my wife
and Augustine Thrower my brother in law within as convenient time as
may be next after my decease for the payment of the debts which I owe.
And my moveable goods shall be sold by my executors for the payment of
my debts. And whatsoever of my said messuages, lands, tenements &c.
shall remain unsold, my debts which I owe being well and truly paid, satis-
fied or discharged by my executors, then I do give, will and devise unto
the said Ellen my wife and to her heirs forever. And she shall take all
the profits of my said other houses and grounds until they shall be sold ac-
cording to this my will. And also I give unto the said Ellen my wife all
and singular my goods &c. whatsoever which shall remain after my debts
which I owe be paid and satisfied for and towards her own maintenance

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