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and the bringing up of my children. And I do ordain and make the said
Ellen my wife and the said Augustine Thrower my brother in law
executors &c.

Wit: John Smith, Joseph Warde, Beniamiu Fealton. Skynner, 69.

John Staverd citizen and haberdasher of London, 4 March 1581,
proved 17 July 1582. To be buried in St. Bride's church or churchyard.
My son John and my five daughters, Margaret, Elizabeth, Joane, Kather-
ine aud Agnes, my daughters at ages of one and twenty or days of mar-
riage and John at age of four and twenty or when he cometh forth of his
years. I give the rent of the new Inn in Chelmsford to the bringing up of
my children in the fear of God and learning (for father in law will be


" lothe " to be at charge), and to have that rent until Henry my son come
to the age of four and twenty, unto whom I give and bequeath the said
new Inn in Chelmsford in fee simple. The poor of Hemilbroughe. The
churchwardens of Stortford. My cousin Thomas Jackson. I give to the
Mrs. of May Feast for the time being five shillings. My cousin Jennynge's
children. My wife Joane Staverd to be sole executrix. My aunt Cra-
thorne, trusting that where she hath " bene " my good aunt, nay rather a
mother, that she will be a grandmother to my children.

Tirwhite, 31.

Johane Staverde widow, of St. Bride's Fleet Street London, 7 Oc-
tober 1614, proved 8 November 1614. To be buried in the church of St.
Brides near the body of my late husband John Staverd, haberdasher. My
niece Alice Hawkins. Lands and tenements in Stortford Herts. My cousin
Grace Aston widow. Philip Felton son of my daughter Felton. John
Felton, his brother. My daughter Margaret Grymes to have (among other
things) three bowls white which were James Carter's. To my daughter
Anne Brodstreete my houses, lands &c. in Stortford or elsewhere in Herts.,
she and h r husband to defend or keep harmless &c. my cousin Thomas
Hawkin from all suits &c. concerning any bond which the said Thomas hath
sealed with or for Grace Aston aforenamed unto Mr. Morris Abbott mer-
chant or to any other for the business of the said Grace. To my daughter
Margaret Grymes all that my messuage or inn called the New Inn iu
Chelmsford, otherwise called the King's Arms, to hold for life; and after
her decease I give the same to Philip Rogers son of my daughter Johane
late the wife of Philip Rogers citizen and grocer of Loudon, with remain-
der to his brother Daniel Rogers, then to Philip Felton, son of my daugh-
ter Katherine, then to John Felton, next to the heirs of the body of my
said daughter Katherine, and lastly to my right heirs forever. Katherine,
Mary and Johane Felton daughters of my said daughter Katherine. Houses
in Fleet Street. To my loving friend Mr. Auditor Curie my nest of
" Stowe " pots &c. My cousin Richard Goldthrope gen 1 . My house called
the Crown near Fleet Street. Another tenement of mine now in the ten-
ure of one Playce, cutler. My cousin Grace Hawkins daughter of

my brother George Hawkins. Mr. William Bendishe minister of Stort-
ford. My son in law Daniel Felton to be sole executor and loving friend
Mr. Auditor Kyrle supervisor.

Wit: William Bendishe vicar of Stortford, George Hawkin the elder,
Thomas Carter, George Hawkyns junior, John Sweeting and Thomas
Barnard, scrivener. La we, 110.

[This was that Joane Stafford whom Philip Rogers in his will (already given)
called his mother in law. Tiie will of her husband John Staverd precedes this.
Of their five daughters Margaret was the wife of George Greame or Grymes,
and her will I have also given. Johane or Joane was the wife of Philip Rogers,
just referred to, and Katherine was the wife of Daniel Felton, a brother of
Bishop Felton and of John Felton ef Yarmouth whose widow Ellen Felton and
sons Benjamin and Nathaniel went to Salem in New England. The will of John
Felton the elder of Yarmouth, father of Nicholas, Daniel and John and grand-
father of Benjamin and Nathaniel of Salem, has also been given. Anne (or
Agnes), another of these five daughters, was the wife of Syraon Bradstreete
or Broadstreete, citizen and grocer of London, whose will appears in my Glean-
ings, ante, p. 47. Their daughter Margaret was the wife of Edmund Slater,
citizen and mercer of London.


It is interesting to note that two sons of Philip Rogors were to receive, un-
der Mrs. Staverde's will, the reversion of the New Inn at Chelmsford in Essex.
This makes the third family of Rogers that I have found connected with
Chelmsford, viz', our famous New England family, descended from John Rog-
ers of Mulsham in Chelmsford, the shoemaker, and his father, John Rogers the
joiner, whose wills have both appeared in these Gleanings ; secondly a family of
Rogers of Stanford le Hope, Fobbing and Corringham, Essex, two members of
Which I have found mentioned in wills as living in Chelmsford ; and now, third-
ly, this London family which I have not quite placed, but can recall that Philip
■was a name in the Martyr's family. — Henry F. Waters.]

Elizabeth Corie of Norwich, widow, 3 August 1582, proved 28 Feb-
ruary 1583. To be buried in the chapel of the church of St. Gregory near
my late husband Thomas Corie. Kinsman Barnerde of Scornston. Stephen
and Thomas Barnerde. Kinswoman Alice Wilson. Sister Aggas. God
daughters Elizabeth Corie, daughter of Francis Corie, and Elizabeth Corie,
daughter of my late son William Corie. Daughter Johane, wife of Rob-
ert Mihell. Her sons Henry and Robert Mihell and my godson Thomas
Mihell. Son Robert Corie's children. Daughter Thomasine wife of Rob-
ert Bealles and his sons Stephen and Robert Bealles. My daughter Anne
wife of Roger Kilham. Sons Robert and Thomas. Elizabeth wife of said
Robert and Elizabeth wife of said Thomas.

Consistory Court Norwich,

Book Bate, Leaf 271.

Elizabeth Goodale of Dennyngton, widow, 1 March 1602, proved 7
March 1601. Sons George, John aud Robert Goodale. Henry Kilham
and Alice his wife, my daughter. William Downing and Margaret his
wife my daughter. Grandchildren Alice Kilham and Margaret Downing.
The three eldest children of my son William Goodale at ages of one aud
twenty years. Son Thomas Goodale to be executor.

Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 38, L. 478.

[Elizabeth Goodale the testator was the mother-in-law of Henry Killam,
whose will is given below, and grandmother of Austen Killam the emigrant to
New England. She was buried 5 March, 1601-2. Of this family was also Rob-
ert Goodale who came from Ipswich, Eng., to Salem in 1634.

The late Mr. Somerby procured for Abner C. Goodell, Jr., Esq., a large col-
lection of wills relating to the Goodale family in Suffolk and Norfolk, which
the writer hopes to utilize in the coming summer, during an extensive search of
the parishes in the above named counties. — Walter K. Watkins.]

♦Villiam Thomson the elder of Saxstead, yeoman, 1 November 1619,
proved 22 January 1619. Wife Mary. My children. Tenements &c. in
Dennington which I purchased of Robert Kilham and Richard Adams.
Sons William and Edward Thomson. Daughter Mary. The executors to
be Henry Kilham of Denyngton and Daniel Smith.

Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 52, L. 240.

Henry Kellam of Dennington (nuncupative) proved 3 June 1631. To
Mary Kellam, my eldest daughter, I give my desk. To Alice Cosbie, my
daughter", my featherbed, furnished as it stands, and my chest, with the
linen that is in it. To my son Austen Kellam all my apparell. To Daniel
Kellam, my grandchild, ten shillings or else my biggest kettle. To Wil-
liam Tomson, my grandchild, my bible. To Ezechiel Tomson, my grand-
child, my new chest. To Alice Kellam, my grandchild, one coffer and
two pairs of sheets. To my grandchild Ezechiel Tomson my flock bed.


To Henry Kellam, my grandchild, my cupboard table and my coopers'
tools. To Robert Kellam, my son, my lease. And I make said Robert
my son sole executor of this my will. Witnessed by Elizabeth Booteman,
widow, and Joane wife of Thomas Kerrich.

Arch. Sufi. (Ipswich), B. 60, L. (1631).

[I have no doubt that we have here the family of our Austin or Augustine
Kilham who went to New England in the ship Mary Anne of Yarmouth, Wil-
liam Goose master, in the spring of 1637 (see Drake's Founders of New
England, page 49), in company with sundry others from Norwich, Yarmouth
and parts of Suffolk. I myself examined the list of passengers some years
ago, and made out a trifle more than Mr. Drake seems to have done. It reads
as follows (i.e. to my eyes) :
May the 11 th 1637. The examination of Augsten Call .... Alles his

wife ageed 40 yeares desirous to goe to Salam in New


I have occasionally seen the name written Callum in our records at Salem.
In the Assembly Book (1585-1613), Norwich (in the Guild Hall there), I
found (on fol. 36) , among those admitted to the freedom of the city 30 January
30 Elizabeth, Augustine Kylham, Pynuer, non apprenticius. This man must
have been of an earlier generation than our Augustin Kylham.

Among the Marriage Allegations (Bishop of London), I found, under date
July 1(?), 1623, that of Augusten Kellam of St. George, Botolph Lane, pin-
maker, a widower, aged about 55, and Ellen Clarke of St. Clement's, East

Cheap, widow, aged about 50, relict of Clarke, haberdasher, deceased,

to be married at St. George's &c. Who this man was I cannot say.

Henry F. Waters.

Henry Killam and Alice Goodale were married at Dennington, Suffolk, Eng.,
12 Aug. 1582. Their eldest daughter Mary was baptized there 13 Aug. 1583, as
were other children of Henry Killam. There also is recorded the baptism of
Daniel, son of Austen Killam, in 1620. Henry Killam was buried 27 May, 1631.

Rev. John Ward was presented to the church of Dennington, Suffolk, in the
diocese of Norwich, by Sir John Rous in 1624, but 13 years afterwards, viz. in
1637, he was accused of simony, and superseded by Archbishop Laud, who pro-
cured a presentation from the King for Ezekiel Wright. Afterwards articles
were objected in the High Commission Court against Ward for the pretended
simony, although he denied knowledge of any corrupt practices. To free him-
self from a vexatious and chargeable suit, Ward, by advice of his counsel,
pleaded his Majesty's coronation pardon, and although the Archbishop took no-
tice thereof, yet it was ordered more than once that the cause should go on to
hearing, notwithstanding the said pardon, and in Midsummer Term 1638 the
Archbishop pronounced Ward simoniacal and to be deprived of the benefice
worth £200 per annum. (Domestic State Papers, Charles I., vol. ccccxcix., 16.)
Ward was suspended by the Chancellor, a Commissioner of Bishop Wren then
Bishop of Norwich, because he would not read the second service at the Com-
munion Table set altarwise where few of his parish could hear. (Vol. cccc-
lxxvi.) "Wednesday, 26th Day Jan. It was reported in the House of Com-
mons, that there were 52 Families of Norwich that went to New England, by
Bishop Wrens pressing their conscience with illegal oaths, ceremonies, obser-
vations and many strange innovations." (" Diurnall Occurrences, or Daily
Proceedings of both Houses, in this great and happy Parliament, from the third of
November, 1640, to the third of November 1641. London 1641") Matthew
Wren, Bishop of Norw'ch, and later of Ely, through his persecution of the
Puritans, was persecuted in turn by them in the destruction of his records, of
which however some survive, and are stored in the muniment room of the Epis-
copal Palace, at Ely; and the writer can testify to the extraordinary industry
of Bishop Wren in his records and annotations during his short stay at Ely.

The immigration of Killam and others from the Norwich Diocese was doubt-
less caused by the zeal of Wrenn and his associates.

John Ward, born about 1593, was youngest son of Rev. John Ward of Ha-
verhill and Bury St. Edmunds, and brother of Rev. Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich,
Mass. He was instituted rector of Deningtou, 29 June 1624, aud ejected 14


Jan. 1638. In 1648 he was found at the George Inn, Lombard Street, London.
He was afterward, in 1645, rector of St. Clement, Ipswich, Eng. The writer
whUe visiting Newport, in the Isle of Wight, was fortunate in procuring a ser-
mon pit :uhcd by him, "The Good-Will of him that dwelt in the Bush,"
preached before the House of Lords, 23 July 1645. The identity of which with
a book with an imperfect title was suggested by Mr. John Ward Dean in his
" Memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, A.M.," p. 164.- Walter K. Watkins.]

Thomas Birde of Tybenham, Norfolk, yeoman, — December 1G19, proved
20 October 1620. To Margaret Woodward, one of the daughters of John
Woodward of Tyvetshall, the messuage wherein I now dwell &c. and lands in
Tybenham and Burstou. My nephew Miles Birde. To the five children of the
said John Woodward, viz 1 Charles, John, Peter, Elizabeth and Anne, forty
shillings apiece. To Robert Woodward, my godson, one other of the sons of
the said John, five pounds. To Jeames Tuftes the elder of Gissing twenty
pounds and to his two children, James and Anne, five pounds apiece, to Peter
Tuftes, one of the sons of the said James Tuftes the elder, ten pounds and
to the wife of the said Peter five pounds and the two daughters of the said
Peter forty shillings apiece, to Henry Tuftes of Moulton five pounds, to
Thomas Tuftes, son of the said Henry, forty shillings. To the widow of
Peter Tuftes, late of Wilbe deceased, forty shillings and to her three chil-
dren forty shillings apiece. To my wife's grandchild Robert Home thirty
shillings. Richard Bird, son of my brother Robert. The wife of Natha-
niel Howe and her two brothers, John and Robert. Wife Margaret and
Charles Woodward the elder of Tyvetsall to be executors.

Consistory Court Norwich, B. Williams, L. 166.

[These places I believe are all in the Southern Division of Norfolk, and it is
there I suppose v\-e may look for the English home of our well-known family
of Tufts.— Henry F. Waters.]

Richard Danforde of Framlingham at Castle, husbandman, 14 Au-
gust 12 Elizabeth, proved 11 June 1572. Wife Anne. Her sou William
Smith. My four daughters Isabell, Anne, Frances and Katherine at twen-
ty. Wife to be executrix and brother Nicholas to be supervisor. Brother
John Driver. Arch. Suff., B. 24, L. 53.

Thomas Sudbury of Kellshall Suffolk, yeoman, 18 February 1606,
proved 10 March 1606. Wife Alice. Nephew Tobie Sudbury. Lands
and tenements in Bliborowe. Thomas, son of William Sudbury, and John
brother of said Thomas. Lands &c. in Middleton. John and William
Sudbury, sous of brother John. Niece Amye wife of Robert Appleyarde.
Children of niece Susau wife of Mr. Toftes, clerk, viz 1 Susan, John, Roger
and Amye. Mary and Jane, daughters of Jane Danforth deceased. Nicholas
and Robert Dauforth, sons of said Jane Danforth deceased. Anthony Sud-
bury. Frances Sudbury, my niece. Robert Gooch.

Consistory Court of Norwich, B. Borne, L. 28.

Thomas Danforth of Framlingham ad castrum, yeoman, 20 April
1620, proved 7 September 1621. To my son Robert my best bible and
the desk that it lieth on. Daughter Mary. Daughter Jane. Land I bought
of uncle Robert Dauforth deceased. Son Nicholas to be executor.

Arch. Suff. Original Wills (1621), No. 67.

Nicholas Baker of Framlingham ad castrum, yeoman, 4 April 1631,
proved 25 May 1631. My children John, Francis and Thomas Baker and
Susan my daughter, the now wife of Robert Damforth, whose poverty and


want I tendering, my will and pleasure is that she the said Susan shall
have three pounds six shillings and eight pence more than any of my said
children John, Francis and Thomas. Wife Mary and Martha, her daugh-
ter. Cousin John Baker.

Consistory Court Norwich, B. Purgall, L. 46.

Robert Danforth of Framlingham, weaver, 30 January 1639, proved
11 March 1639. Sons Jasper, Robert and Nicholas and daughters Ann
and Susan Danforth as they arrive at age &c. Wife Susan to be execu-
trix. Freehold tenement in Lincoln Street, Framlingham. Robert Brad-
shaw of Framlingham, yeoman, and Nicholas Partridge of Framlingham,
tailor, to be supervisors.

Arch. Suff. Original Wills 1639, First File, No. 48.

[In Act Book at Ipswich I found a Marriage License granted 15 October,
1623, to Nicholas Danforthe et Alice Duckett, solutos, de Pesenhall. I think the
book was entitled Liber Annotationum. — H. F. Waters.]

Ralph Fuller of Wortwell, Norfolk, linen weaver, 23 October 21
Charles (1645) proved 17 August 1650. Very sick of body. My body to
be decently buried in the churchyard of Redenhall. To Elizabeth my
wife one tenement called Gaudookes in Wortwell next the land of Gyles
Gadye's on the East and on the common pasture on the West part and
abutteth upon the common pasture called Bridgefenu on the South part
and the Kings Highway towards the North, and now in the occupation of
one William Woodcocke &c. during her natural life, and after her decease I
give it to John Fuller my natural son. To her also two enclosed pieces of
land in Redenhall called Sandfleld (four acres), the second piece being on
the way leading from Redenhall church to Gawdy Hall East and Sungo-
down Lane North and is copyhold. This to her for life and after her de-
cease to John. To John Fuller son of my son Robert Fuller, twenty
shillings after the decease of Elizabeth my wife. To John Fuller, son of
my son Thomas Fuller now in New England, twenty shillings after the
decease of Elizabeth my wife. To John Fuller, son of my son James
Fuller now in Wortwell, ten shillings after my wife's decease. To Sarah
Dodget, daughter of Thomas Dogete of Wortwell, ten shillings after my
wife's decease. To my wife all my household stuff during her life and after
her decease to sons Robert and John. Wife Elizabeth to be executrix and
Robert and John to be supervisors.

Consistory Court Norwich (1647-1651), 56.

Robert Fuller of Mendham, Suffolk, linen weaver, 12 November
1663, proved 1667. To wife Anne so much goods and household stuff as
be worth ten pounds. I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas
Fuller of New England the sum of five pounds, to be paid to him, his ex-
ecutors or assigns, within two whole years next &c, he to seal and deliver
unto my executor a full and lawful acquittance or discharge in law of all
matters, things &c. touching or concerning the goods and chattels of Ralph
Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller, my father and mother, late of Wortwell in
the County of Norfolk deceased. Three of my sons, Thomas, Stephen
and Ralph. Wife Anne executrix and her two brothers Stephen Crash-
field of Denton, Norfolk, and Thomas Crashfield of Mendham, Suffolk, to
assist. Consistory Court Norwich, B. Stockdell, L. 335.

Margaret Fuller of Woortwell, widow, 20 October 1625, apparent-
ly presented for probate 17 June 1628, but admon. granted 29 May 1630,


who directed that her body should bo buried in the churchyard of Reding-
hall. She named Richard Saythe the elder and Margaret Poulter wife of
Authouy Poulter. Bundle for 1630 (Norwich), No. 3.3.

[Wortwcll and Iledenhall are adjoining parishes, or perhaps one and the same
parish, m the Southern Division of Norfolk (the nearest railway station being
Homersneld) and Mendham is just over the border in Suffolk. Wortwell was
probably the birthplace of a Thomas Fuller of New England, but of which
Thomas? The mention of his son John in 1645 leads me to think that must
have been Thomas Fuller of Dedham and not Thomas of Woburu and Salem
(i.e. Middleton).— Henry F. Waters.

Ralph Fuller, of Wortwell, whose will is given above, was evidently the
father of Thomas Fuller, an early settler of Dedham, Massachusetts. Both
Thomas Fuller of Woburu and Salem, and Thomas Fuller of Dedham, had sons
named John, but John son of the former was not born until March 1, 1653,
some years after the date of the testator's will, while John son of Thomas of
Dedham was born November 1, 1644. This confirms Mr. Waters's opinion that
Thomas Fuller mentioned in the wills of Ralph and Robert was Thomas of
Dedham. Further evidence may be found in the Register, vol. 22, page 296, in
a letter from Benj. Corbyn, to his " Lo. ffre : Tho : ffuller of Dedliam in New
England," dated Alburgh, 1 m. 14, 1677, in which he says: "How I wonder
sometime you have not seut for your five l especially considering Bro. Rob:
Allen came over." Alburgh is a parish adjoining both Redenhall and Wortwell.
Robert, son of Ralph, whose will follows that of the father, was baptized iu
Topcroftnear Wortwell, Aug. 21, 1604 (see Register, vol. 48, p. 345).—

Francis H. Fuller.]

William Cockraine of Southwould, mariner, being this s2 (1 February
1657 about the age of forty-nine years, proved 11 February 1660. Wife
Christian to be executrix and Jonathan Cockraine, my second son, to be
executor with her. To wife the house I now live iu, purchased of Wil-
liam Woolnough of Westall, and that I have budded since upou the same
land, for life, and after her decease to my eldest sou William Cockraine, he
paying out to his brother Jonathan twenty-two pounds in one half year
after the decease of Christian, my wife, and also, iu one year after the de-
cease of Christian my wife, paying to my three daughters, Many my eldest,
Christian my second and Sarah my third, twelve-pounds each, and ten
pounds more in a half year latep, in all twenty two pounds each. If any
of my five children shall die before they come of age or before they
have issue lawfully begotten &c. then their parts to be divided among the
survivors equally. To my eldest son William my seal ring, to sou Jona-
than my dram cup and silver " scife," my watch, my silver hat band, all my
clothes, linen and woollen, that is for my own wearing and all my sea books
and instruments. To Mary my silver standing beer bowl. To Christian,
my second daughter, my Spanish cup, to Mary (Sarah?) the wrought silver
cup. To each daughter three silver spoons and to wife Christian three sil-
ver spoons. My plate that I have given to my daughters they are not to
have in their own hands till the death of Christian their mother or at least
their mother's pleasure. Attested to by William Cockraine, the son of the
testator. Arch. Sufi. B. Coke (67), L. 82.

[This must have been that William Cockerum or Cockerham of Hingham
(Mass.) who had the dispute with William Cockered, also of Hingham, about
some land which Cockered claimed had been assigned and allotted to hira in
1637, but which he was hindered from using and enjoying by the defendant,
Cockerham. Somewhere in the Suffolk Registry o^ Deeds will be found a
deed made by the testator of the above will conveying land in Hingham to his
son William. William Corkerell, I suspect, removed to Salem. At least there
was one of that name there who left some daughters, one of whom, Hannah,
became the wife of Francis Collius (he wrote his name Colliuge). Their


daughter Christian was the wife of Robert Bray. Many Salemites are de-
scended from them. There was also a connection with the Reeves family and
hence the name Cockerell (sometimes written Cochran) Reeves. I have a vague
impression that I found, years ago, some reason to believe that Deacon Ed-
ward Clap married a Cockerell also, but, unfortunately, I have none of my old
notes here with me and so cannot speak positively. — Henry F. Waters.]

John Geghill (Jeggell) of Beccles 4 June 1488, proved 23 September
the same year. Wife Alys and William Fastolf to be the executors and
Robert Caryn supervisor. " I bequeyth myn sowle to god and to owr lady
seynt mary and to all y e joly company off heuyn."

Arch. Sufi. (Ipswich), B. 3, L. 66.

Robert Jegyll of Mutford 16 February 1530, proved 7 March 1530.
Wife Agues, brother Thomas Jegyll and Richard Bacon of Rushmere to
be executors. Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 10, L. 170.

Katherine House of Southould widow, 1 December 1593, proved 1Q
April 1594. Son John House. My belchildren John, Robert and Francis
House. Belchildren John Gosling and William Rooke. Daughter Eliza-
beth Rooke. Daughter Susan Jeggel. Son Daniel Jeggels. Sons
Thomas, Francis and Tobey. Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 35, L. 28.

John Carter of Corton, husbandman, 22 April 1612, proved 29 June
1612. Wife Margery. Daughters Elizabeth and Susan. To William
Giggles forty shillings, immediately after the decease of his father Thomas
Giggles, to Margaret Warner twenty shillings, to Ambrose Giggles ten
shillings and to John Giggles ten shillings, being my brethren and sister.

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