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to Joseph Higgison, son of my niece Elianor Higgison, one hundred
pounds I do order and direct that my executor do pay the same. I do like-
wise give the said Joseph the further sum of one hundred pounds. To my
loving brother Benjamin Marshall one hundred pounds and to my niece
Anne Marshall two hundred pounds. To my said niece Elianor Higgison
one hundred pounds and to my cousin Sarah Foorth, daughter of my said
late uncle Dannet Foorth, twenty pounds. To my cousin Joseph Reynolds,
writing master, one hundred pounds. Ten guineas for mourning each to
Sir Nathaniel Meade and to Doctor Richard Meade. My cousin Mary
Meade wife of Robert Meade son of my uncle Matthew Meade. My lov-
ing cousin William Meade of Aylisbury Bucks gen', to be residuary lega-
tee and sole executor. A few others named. Fox, 121.

[I have numerous Forth wills which I have been gathering for many years.
Most of them I have loaned to Dr. Musket, who gives a large account of the
Forths in his Manorial Families of Suffolk. — H. F. Waters.]

Margaret Sewall of the city of Coventry aged three score and twelve
years and upwards, 7 May 1628, proved 13 June 1632. To be buried in
the Drapers chapel in the parish church of St. Michael near unto the body
of my late husband there lately buried. To Richard Sewall my youngest
son, and Anne Power, my daughter, wife to Anthony Power of Kenel-
worth gen 1 ., and to Margaret Randell now wife to Abraham Randell of the
city of Coventry gen*, oue annuity or yearly rent charge of eleven pounds
eight shillings issuing out of certain lands in Wytherley, Leicestershire,
and Ansley, Warwickshire, and late in the tenure or occupation of Eliza-
beth Throckmorton &c. And I do forgive unto Henry Sewall, my eldest
son, his offences wherein and whereby he hath sundry times offended me,
beseeching Almighty God to give him a heart to deal cousciouably with his


brother and his sisters as he would be done to, unto whom I give, I mean
to my said sou Henry Sewall, twelve pence in money. To my overseers
six shillings eight pence iu money. The residue to Richard Sewall, my
son, Anne Power, my daughter, and Margaret Randell, my daughter, trust-
ing that they will lovingly live together in peace and unity all the days of
their lives. They to be executors and loving friends Thomas Basnett of
Coventry, mercer, and John Rogersou of the same city, draper, to be

Wit. Thomas Basnet, John Brownell, Sam: Brownell.

Audley, 65.

[I was utterly amazed, on looking over my past Gleanings recently, to find
that this will, which I took note of a dozen years ago, has not appeared iu them.
I cannot now account for the omission. — Henry F. Waters.

The testator was the widow of Henry Sewall, mayor of Coventry in 1589
and 1606, aud was the daughter of Avery Grazebrook, of Middleton, Co. War-
wick. Her husband died 16 April, 1628, and both are buried iu St. Michael's,
Coventry. The son Henry was the grandfather of Chief Justice Samuel Sew-
all, and settled at Newbury till 5 Aug. 1646, when he conveyed his farm at
" Newberry falls River" to his son Henry and went to Rowley, where he died
in 1657. His troubles with his wife (Mass. Records, vol. 1, pp. 162, 236), aud
with others of the church in Rowley iu 1650, w T ere perhaps repetitions of his
behavior to Ins family in England.

The will of the husband of the testator is given in the Register, vol. 40, p. 45
(ante p. 153). Also see Salisbury Memorials, p. 145.— Walter K. Watkins.]

Elizabeth Nedham: of Hoduet in Salop, sole and unmarried, 3 Sep-
tember 1616, with a codicil (without date) proved 29 January 1616. My
body to be buried at Hodnet church at discretion of my executors. To my
brother Sir Robert Nedham of Shavington, knight, two hundred pounds to
be deducted out of that five hundred pounds which my said brother doth
owe unto me. Forty shillings for to make a ring for my lady Nedham his
wife. To my brother Thomas Nedham fifty pounds and forty shillings to
make his lady a ring. Twenty pounds to my nephew Robert Nedham, to
make a piece of plate, and five pounds to his sou Robert and five pounds to
his daughter Francis, to make either of them a piece of plate. To my
brother in law Sir Robert Vernon of Hodnet and to my sister his wife all
that four hundred and twenty pounds which he oweth unto me and all the in-
terest due for it for this year. Five pounds each to my nephews Henry and
Robert Vernon to make either of them a piece of plate. To Sir Richard
Chitwood my brother in law ten pounds, to make him a piece of plate, and
to my sister Chitwoode I give my best border. Five pounds each to my
nephews Robert and Thomas Chitwood, to make either of them a piece of
plate. I give to John Chitwoode, Tobie Chitwoode, Grace Chitwoode, Ab-
igail Chitwood, Dorothy Chitwoode and Beatrice Chitwoode, every of them,
forty shillings to make them, each one, a ring. To my sister Jane Rad-
clift'e twenty pounds, whereof she oweth unto me ten pounds, and to my
nephew Francis Collier twenty shillings, to make him a ring, and to her
other three sons likewise, every one twenty shillings. To ray sister Powell
twenty pounds, to be deducted and taken out of fifty pounds which she
oweth unto me. Bequests to nephews Edward Powell (and his wife),
Thomas Powell (and his wife), Richard Powell, Robert, Francis ami An-
drew Powell. To my sister Mawde Aston one hundred pounds and (be-
quests) to god daughter Elizabeth Aston, nephews Thomas and John A -
ton and Mary Aston, their sister. My nephew Edward Jones and Mary
his wife. My godson Thomas Jones. My nephew William Owen and my



godson Roger Owen. Others named. The poor of Adderly where I was
born and of Hodnet where I live. I do ordain &c. Sir Robert Vernon of
Hodnet in the county of Salop, knight, my brother in law, and Edward
Jones of Shrewsbury Esquire, learned in the laws, executors. The codicil
(a very interesting one) disposes of a lot of articles of dress and personal
adornment, cabinets &c, and mentions sister Wynn, niece Chelinick, niece
Ludlow besides others already named in the body of the will.

Weldon, 5.

Jane Chettwood of West Helton in the County of Sallop, 6 May
1643, proved 4 December 1648. To my brother Mr. Robert Chettwood
an hundred pounds if he die not before the receipt of it, which if he do
my will is that the said hundred pounds be transported over to my sister
Mrs. Baekley (sic) in New England. To my sister Clare fifty pounds.
To my sister Mary Chettwood fifty pounds. To my sister Abigail Chett-
wood fifty pounds. My will is that ten pounds be paid to Sir Thomas As-
ton dm to him from myself and my sister Abigail. To my niece Elizabeth
Bray forty pounds. To Mrs. Mary Thomas twenty pounds. To my maid
Mary Thomas twenty pounds. To Olave Gibbons five pounds. To Mrs.
Hillersham a ring. To Mrs. Wichcott a ring. To Mr. Botte twenty
shillings. To Joane Jones twenty shillings. To every one of Mrs. Tho-
mas' servants twelve pence apiece. To my sister Abigail my best petti-
coat. To my maid Mary Thomas my silk gown. Finally, my will is that
Mr. Edward Jones, my cousin Powell and my sister Abigail may be ex-
ecutors, whom I shall trust for the discharge of funeral expenses and what
is due belongeth to Mrs. Thomas for half a year's diet. Witnessed by
Oliver Thomas, Jane Whichcott, Joane Jones.

Proved by Abigail Chetwood, power reserved for Edward Jones and
Powell the others &c. Essex, 184.

[The foregoing wills disclose various relationships of Grace Chitwood or
Chetwode, who became the second wife of our Peter Bulkley of Concord. The
following wills show certain relationships and connections of his first wife Jaue
Alleyne.— H. F. W.]

John Alen, knight, citizen and alderman of London, 3 August 1545,
proved 15 January 1545. To be buried in the Mercers chapel, in such a
place there as I have devised and ordained my tomb. The poor of Mary
Magdalen, Milk Street, of St. Nicholas Aeon, beside Lumbard Street, of
St. Bennet Fincke beside St. Authonys, of St. Olave wherein I dwell &c.
The bedridden, the lazar houses, the prisons &c. Directions about funeral.
"And I will that my Lorde Maire and Aldermen be sarued w l spice bread
sent home to theire howses according to theire anncyent custome " ; and
"an honnest and convenyent dynner" provided for them, according to the
laudable custom of the City of London. Directions as to Diriges and
Masses and other mourning. To Whittingtou College half a beef, price
thirteen shillings four pence, one carcase of mutton, price three shillings
four pence, half a veal, two shillings eight pence, in bread twenty pence
and a barrel of good ale. To thirteen poor almsmen of the same house in
bread thirteen pence, a carcas of mutton, three shillings, a lamb, twenty
pence, a barrel of good ale, three shillings four pence, and in spice bread
at my funeral twelve pence. Other similar doles. The reparations of the
parish church of Thaxted in Essex where I was born. To every child
there that can read a Lesson in the " Quear," wearing his surplice, or can
distinctly and truly say his Pater or Ave and Crede and pray for the souls


of John Aleyn, alderman, Richard his father and Agnes his mother and for
all christen souls, four pence. And the " herce " to be set upon the place
in the church where the body of the said Richard Alen my father is buried;
and four poor men to hold four tapers about the " herse " at the head, feet
and both sides, and each of them to have for their labors at Dirige and
Mass of Requiem twelve pence. And the said four tapers to be of the
weight of thirty two pounds and there to remain and burn every Sunday
and every Festival day about the said herse upon four standards or candle-
sticks until the wax be consumed to the place where " the weeke shall
feale"; and the stock of the said tapers to be new wrought and set up be-
fore the rood in the rood loft till they be consumed and wasted. Directions
as to ringing the " knylls." Sundry distributions among the poor of Thax-
ted. To the four and twenty wards within the city of London a hundred
pounds sterling to be distributed amongst poor householders &c. Bequests
to Elizabeth Fuller, wife of Hugh Fuller, my sister's daughter, and every
of her two children. My cousin and " saruannte " John Askew. John
Askewe the son of Elizabeth, Lady Askewe, my sister. John Lucas the
son of John Lucas deceased. Agnes Wilton of Thaxted. Anne Peche.
Gregory Joye. Others named. My cousin John Hasilwood. Katherine
Lucas als Hill. Lands and tenements which I purchased jointly with Sir
John Champneys and RaufFe Alen, aldermen of London, of the King's
Majesty. I will that the Lord Mayor of London for the time being shall
have my collar of S S to use and occupy yearly at and upon principal and
festival days &c. To Robert Fyke, the son of Thomas Pyke, my mansion
house or place and a tenement next adjoining in the parish of St. Marga-
ret Patten, in which house Sir John Champneys now dwelleth. My cousin
Richard Askewe of Homberstone.

Then comes the last will disposing of testator's landed estate in the coun-
ties of Lincoln, York, Northampton, Hereford, Kent, Middlesex and else-
where. Cousin John Askoughe son and heir apparent of Christopher As-
koughe of Ashby, in the county of Lincoln, Esq. Cousin John Askewe
of Dudley. Elizabeth Jay. My cousin John Lucas, son of John Lucas
late of London gen 1 . My cousin Bryan Lucas son of Richard Lucas de-
ceased, late of Newark in the county of Nottingham, gen 1 . My son Chris-
tofer Alen, to whom manors or Lordships in Lincoln and Nottingham
and York &c. and lauds, houses &c. in Kent, Middlesex and London; re-
mainder to son Lazer Alen, brother to the said Christofer, then to John
Askowgh, son of Christofer Askowgh, then to the said John Lucas the
son &c, then to Bryan Lucas &c. Elizabeth Jay shall have the keeping of
John my fool, and I bequeath towards the keeping of the same the issues
and profits of my copyhold lands in Bushey and Watford, during the nat-
ural life of the same fool. The residue of my goods &c. to be divided be-
tween Christofer, Lazar and Johan their sister, and my children, the one
moiety, and the other moiety to mine executors, who are to be my friends
Thomas Pyke, Christofer Alen my brother and John Askowghe my cous-
in and "sarvannte." Overseers I make my friends Robert Jartsey, John
Alen my brother, John Hasilwode my cousin and Sir John Pinsaunte clerk.
To John Hasillwoode my cousin, son of Julian deceased, late my sister,
the manor of Wotton in Northampton.

Sentence promulgated 15 February 1545 following upon litigation be-
tween the executors of the one part and Richard Bowyer, propounding a
certain interest &c, and Dame Elizabeth Askowghe, widow, a natural sis-
ter, and John Hasilwoodde, son of Julian Hasilwoodde, and cousin of the
deceased, of the other part. Alen, 1.


[The place which the foregoing testator holds in the Aleyn or Alley n pedi-
gree will be found in the Visitation of London, 1634, and the Visitation of Es-
sex, 1684, both published by the llarleiau Society. This will shows that he had
three children, Christopher, Lazar and Johan (a daughter), who are not given
at all in either of those pedigrees. — II. F. W.]

Thomas Faerclougiie of London merchant tailor, 11 June 1585,
proved 18 June 1585. My body to be buried hi the church or chancel of
Goldingtou. To Thomas Faerclough, my brother John's son, ten pounds
at age of one and twenty years. To John Faerclough, my brother's son,
forty pounds at one and twenty. To Agnes Faerclough, my brother John's
daughter, twenty pounds. The same to Jane, Frances, Mary, Milecent,
Rose and Elizabeth Faercloughe, to be paid unto them at day of marriage
&c. If any of them die before the age of one and twenty years or day of
marriage their portions to remain to the use and behoof of my brother
John. To Richard Faerclough fifty pounds. To Robert Hasseldine, my
sister Mary's son, ten pounds at the age of one and twenty years. To
William Hasseldine ten pounds at same age. To Thomas Hasseldeine,
my godson, thirteen pounds six shillings eight pence at one and twenty.
To Alice Hasseldine twenty pounds to be paid at the day of her marriage,
but and if she die before then my will is that the said twenty pounds shall
be given to my sister Alin her mother. To Gyles Allin ten pounds at one
and twenty. To Anne Allin ten pounds at day of marriage. To that child
which my sister Allen goeth withal, be it boy or girl, ten pounds to be
paid as is aforesaid. My will is that as many of my sister Mary's children
as shall please God to call away, either before the age of one and twenty
years or day of marriage, that their portions shall remain to the use of my
brother John (Alice her portion only excepted). To my father Hattley
five pounds and the same to my mother Hatley, and to my brother Robert
Hatley. My sister Garthrud. My sister Constance Grubb to the use of
her daughter Elizabeth Grubb. My sister Elizabeth Lentou. My brother
Allin. My sister Faercloughe. Edward Seney. Others. Brother John
Faercloughe to be executor and my father Hatley overseer.

Brudenell, 31.

[A pedigree of this family appears in the Visitation of Herts. 1634 (Harl.
Soc. Pub. p. 52). I have other wills relating to them which I hope to publish
sometime. — H. F. W.]

John Ball of Bromiard in Herefordshire 2 June 1607, proved 8 Sep-
tember 1607. Have purchased of Joane Grub, Richard Grub, David
Hughes, Margaret his wife and John their son a capital messuage in New
Windsor, Berks. My wife Elizabeth. Brother Richard Ball. Lands
purchased of Richard Hancockes and Richard Nicholettes ah. Nicholas
gen 1 in the county of Worcester. Mary Nicholas widow, mother of the
said Richard. Her house in Bromiarde. Richard, John and Anthony
Ball sons of my brother Thomas. My mother Elianor Ball widow. My
brother Richard. Land purchased of my aunt Pitcher. Brother Roger
Ball. My Brother in law Gabriel Nicholas. Father's will. My mother
in law Mary Nicholas. William Pitcher of Cradley in Hereford gen 1 .
Samuel Allene of Hasleighe, Essex, gent. William Nicholettes. Richard
Hancock's son George. The poor of Haseleighe. My cousin John Al-
leine. My cousin Nevelle's three children. My cousin Giles Aleyne's
children. My aunt Aleyne of Haseleigh. My sister in law Elianor Ball
wife of my brother Thomas. My own sister Elizabeth Cunuiiige. My


cousins Samuel Alien and Isaac Allen. My uncle Giles Aleyne of Ha-
seleigh. Cousin Rebecca Nevell widow. Cousin Richard Collins and his
wife. Aunt Heathe. Uncle Richard Wedmister. Uncle Authony Nicho-
las. Hudleston, 76.

Sara Aletn of Haseleigh, Essex, widow, 2 March 1622 (date of pro-
bate not ascertained, but probably in 1625 or 1626). Daughter Mary
Coys, now deceased, to whom I did deliver (nine or ten years since) my
jewell with nine diamonds and seven rubies to the end and upon condition
that the said Mary Coys should give the same to my god daughter Sara
Coys, which Sara hath since married Mr. Walter Chauncey of London,
goldsmith &c. John Nevill, eldest son of Rebecca Ball my eldest daugh-
ter. My niece Martha Griffin. My niece Sara Chauncey. The eight
children of my daughter Coys. My daughter Chauncey 's two sons. My
nephew Giles Coys his sou and heir William Coys. The children of my
son Isaac Aleyn. My grandchild Giles Aleyn aud his eldest sister, Sara
Aleyn, and his younger sister Anne Aleyn.

Com. Court of London for Essex and Herts.

Original Wills, Bundle for 1625-6, No. 161.

[The Visitation of Essex 1034 shows that the testatrix was a daughter of
John Skory, Bishop of Hereford, and the wife of Giles Aleyn of Haseleigh,
son of Christopher Aleyn of London and nephew of Sir John Aleyn the Lord
Mayor. Her eldest daughter Rebecca seems to have been the wife, first, of
Thomas Nevill of Stocke in Essex (see Pedigree on page 334, Visitation of Es-
sex 1G34), aud afterwards a Ball. Her daughter Mary was married to

William Coys, Esq. (see Coys Pedigree in Visitation of Essex 1G12, page
184). Their children, as given in this Pedigree, were Giles, Matthew, Daniel,
William and Edward Coys (five sons), and three daughters, Martha, Sarah and
Mary. These were probably the eight children of " daughter Coys " referred
to in the will. It seems reasonable to infer that the "niece" (i.e. grand
daughter) Martha Griffin was one of these daughters of William and Mary Coys
and "niece" (i.e. grand daughter) Sara Chauncey was another, the latter be-
ing that god daughter referred to as having married Walter Chauncey. We had
a Matthew Coy or Coys in New England, and I recollect reading some deposi-
tions (I think in the State House at Boston) about the coming down to Lon-
don (I believe) of this Matthew and a brother, and their taking passage or be-
ing carried over to New England.

Anne Aleyn, the third daughter of this testati'ix, as given in the Pedigree,
was the wife of Henry Chauncey of Yardley, Herts, (.see Visitation of Herts.
1G34, page 39), eldest son of George Chauncey (called of Gedleston, Herts, in
the Pedigree, but of Barking, Essex, according to his own will). Our Charles
Chauncey, the President of Harvard College, was half brother to Henry Chaun-
cey of Yardley, being one of the sons of George Chauncey by a second wife.
The testatrix refers to " my daughter Chauncey's two sons." These were pro-
bably Henry and .John Chauncey, the former of whom was the father of Sir
Henry Chauncey or Chauncy, the well-known historian of Hertfordshire. I
have a number of wills relating to this family which I hope to publish some-
time or other. While the late Mr. Reginald Ames was making his collection
of notes about this family I used to give him what I found. Since his death I
have gathered other notes. — Henry F. Waters*]

Olivkr St. John of Ileishoe in the County of Bedford, gen 1 , 13 March
1625, proved 1 May 1626. To wife Alice (certain household stuff) and the
desk in the chamber where she and I do usually lie, being over the kitchen,
wherein many writings are, both of indentures and other things (the great
trunk which was my first wife's and the painted clothes oidy excepted).
Certain bedding in the chamber where my mother did ly while she lived,
called now my sou Oliver's chamber. Certaiu silver whereon her name


and mine is set, or letters for the same, being bought by my brother Mr.
Robert Haselden. Furniture in house in Camoyes wherein Edward Clarke
now dwelleth which I bought of Mr. Thomas Ansell when I purchased
the said house and ground of him. She to have the use of those things
during her life and to leave them in good order and repair to my sou Oliver.
To Dorothy Westland my daughter my great white silver beaker. To my
daughter Judith two hundred pounds, one hundred in six months next af-
ter my decease and the other hundred at the day of her marriage or at the
a^e of six and twenty years, also my lesser white silver beaker. To my
daughter Elizabeth one hundred pounds, in two years after my decease,
and four years parcel of my term of years which I have yet to come in
my farm at Rip ton which I hold of the Right Hon. the Earl of Boiling-
brook; the lease to be kept by my loving brother in law Mr. Peter
Bulkley, her uncle, one of my overseers. And I do further give unto the
said Elizabeth St. John, my daughter, a little silver tun which we usually
use which was her own mother's. I do give unto Mary and Anne my two
daughters, to either of them three score and six pounds, thirteen shillings
and four pence in eighteen months after my decease, to be paid into the
hands of my loving father in law Mr. Thomas Alleyne of Gouldiugton, my
brother Mr. William Haselden and my good and loving wife their mo-
ther; which hundred marks apiece is in consideration of one hundred
pounds which I received from my said brother William Haselden as part
of the increase of one hundred pounds by him employed to my use in the
East India adventure. Other gifts to them at eighteen or days of mar-
riage. Certain real estate to son John St. John. And my executors are
to pay unto my said wife (natural mother unto the said John) five marks
yearly towards his education. To son Edward an hundred and three score
pounds, three score to be paid unto him at the time of his coming out of
his apprenticeship and the other hundred two years later. To my sister
Frances Weales, to make her a ring, thirteen shillings four pence. To
my mother in law Mrs. Mary Alleyu a double " duckett." Gifts to broth-
ers Mr. Robert Haselden and Mr. William Haselden. I do give to my
loving brother Mr. Peter Bulkley my black mourning cloak which he hath
at his house and thirteen shillings four pence in money to make him a
ring. My loving friend Mr. Thomas Dillingham. The poor of Heyshoe
and of Blettsoe. The poor of Over and Lower Deane. My eldest son
Oliver St. John to be sole executor. And I do humbly desire the Right
Hon., my Honorable Lord the Earl of Bollingbrook, together with my
kind and loving friends Mr. Thomas Alleyn of Gouldington my wife's fa-
ther in law, Mr. Peter Bulkley, Mr. William Haselden and my loving
nephew Mr. Samuel Browne to be my overseers. Wit: Peter Bulkeley,
Judith St. John, Elizabeth St. John, Lawrence Mathewe. Hele, 73.

[For St. John, see pedigree of St. John in Register, vol. 14, pp. 51 to 52 ; and
Harleian Society's publications, vol. 19, Visitation of Bedfordshire, pp. 51 to 55.

For Bulkeley, see Register, vol. 42, pp. 27*5 to 277 (ante p. 285, 286), and vol.
45, pp. 293-294 (ante p. 541, 542). See also wills of Elizabeth Nedham and
Jane Chittwood, ante, pp. 251-2 (ante p. 1416-7).— d.]

Alice Allen widow, the late wife of Edmond Allen of Hatfield Pe-
verell, Essex, Esq., 15 April 1633, proved 12 February 1633. To be
buried in the parish of St John's in Friday Street by my first husband
and my eldest son. My daughter in law Margaret Shipton, widow. My
grandchild Thomas Shipton. Needlework cushions of the " hartichoke"
work. A garnish of pewter marked with three wheatsheaves. My graud-


child Margaret Farmer. Grandchild John Shipton. Son Thomas Ship-
ton, deceased, his father. Son John Shipton deceased. Grandchild llan-
na Shipton. Her mother. Bond which is or late was in the hands of
her grandfather Swynock. My brother Mewe and my cousin Mewe and
his wife. Son Farmer and his wife. Son Marshall and his wife. Cousin

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