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CO. Suffolk, England 

anb of families in anb near that county 
witb whom tbe^ mtetmardeb 

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THIS volume comprises the first four parts of an exhaustive work now being issued to 
subscribers, in serial form, entitled Suffolk Manorial Families, and edited by Joseph 
James Muskett, Esq., an accomplished Suffolk antiquary. These four parts relate exclusively 
to the Winthrops of Groton and families allied to them, and in their preparation Mr. Muskett 
has had the assistance of all the material I could furnish from the Winthrop Papers. 
Previous accounts of the Suffolk Wintiirops and their connections have contained errors both 
of omission and commission, the result either of imperfect information or of placing too 
much reliance upon exploded family traditions. The present publication is largely composed 
of new matter, nowhere else to be found in print, and pains have been taken to state nothing 
in it as fact which cannot be proved. I have had fifty sets of these four parts bound in 
volumes, in order to deposit them in suitable libraries for permanent reference, and I have 
provided for them a separate titlepage and table of contents. No request to purchase any 
of these volumes will be considered ; but persons who may desire to subscribe for the work 
itself can do so upon application to the Editor, care of J. Muskett Yetts, Esq., 56 Lincoln's 
Inn Fields, London. 


10 Walnut Street, Boston, U. S., 
March, 1897. 


XTable of Contents. 

aBintl^rop of dProton, 

Armorial bearings and Confirmation of Arms, pp. 2, 3. — Latin pedigree, so-called, 1498-1623, pp. 
3-8. — Emblazoned pedigree, so-called, 1610, p. 9. — Visitation pedigree, 1612, p. 10. — Wintiirop 
lands in Islington, temp. Henry VIII., p. 14. — Winthrop lands in Groton, temp. Edward VI., p. 33. — 
Grant of Groton Manor, 1544, pp. 15, 16. — Settlement of Groton Manor, 1559, p. 16. —Will of the 
second Adam Winthrop, 1562, pp. 11-14. — Brass of the second Adam Winthrop in Groton Chancel, 
p. 22. — Inscription on mural tomb of the third Adam Winthrop at Groton, p. 22. — Chancery Pro- 
ceedings, Hunne c Burd, 1571, pp. 165, 166. — Transfer of Groton Manor, 1594, p. 17. — Will of John 
Winthrop, of Aghadowne, 1613, p. 18. — Marriage-settlement of Thomaaine Clopton, 1615, pp. 22, 23. 
— Will of John Whittingham, 1619, pp. 166, 167. — First Will of Gov. John Winthrop, 1620, pp. 

19, 20. — Fine. Sale of Groton Manor, 1631, p. 33. — Will of Col. Stephen Winthrop, M.P., 1658, pp. 

20, 21. — Some account of the Winthrops of Antigua, pp. 31, 32. — Chart pedigrees: Winthrop of 
Groton, p. 25; Winthrop of Boston, p. 26; Winthrop of New London, p. 27; Winthrop of Antigua, 
including Ljons, p. 28; Winthrop of Cork, p. 29; Winthrop of London, p. 30. 

l^onHer of Bmtntree. 

Will of Roger Ponder, of Great Waldingfleld, 1507, pp. 34, 35. — Will of John Ponder, of Laven- 
ham, 1520, p. 35. — Will of Simon Ponder, of London, 1557, p. 36. — Will of John Ponder, of Braintree, 
1561, p. 36. — Will of Rev. Roger Ponder, of Great Yeldham, 1563, p. 37. — Chancery Proceedings, 
Ponder c Mann, 1604, p. 37. — Will of John Ponder, LL.D., 1625, p. 38. — Ponder entries in parish- . 
register of St. Margaret's, Ipswich, p. 38. — Ponder pedigree, including Whiting, of Ipswich, p. 39. 

^i^atpe of 9l0l(n8ton. 

Will of William Sharpe, of Islington, 1525, p. 40. — Will of Dorothy Acton, of Barking, 1556, 
p. 40. — Sharpe pedigree, p. 41. 

i^flDma^ of Cretfttfil^am. 

Will of William Mildmay, of Springfield, 1570, p. 42. — Will of John Mildmay, of Cretingham, 1580, 
p. 42. — Will of Thomas Mildmay, of Framlingham, 1601, p. 43. — Will of Edmund Nuttall, of Fram- 
lingham, 1609, p. 43. — Will of Sir Thomas Mildmay, of Barnes, 1612, p. 44. — Will of Thomas 
Mildmay, of Clerkenwell, 1613, p. 44. — Will of Sir Henry Mildmay, of Graces, 1637, p. 45. —Will 
of Robert Mildmay, of Terling, 1646, pp. 167, 168. —Will of Dame Amy Mildmay, of Graces, 1669, 
p. 46. — Pedigrees: Mildmay of Essex, p. 47; Mildma}' of Cretingham, p. 48 ; Body of Bicknacre 
Priory, p. 48. 


alabaster of ipaDletgi^. 

Will of Thomas Alabaster, of Hadleigh, 1591, p. 49. —Will of John Alabaster, of Hadleigh, 1637, 
p. 49. _ Will of William Glenfleld, of Hadleigh, 1637, p. 50. — Inquisition on the Death of John Ala- 
baster, 1638, pp. 50, 51. — Will of Rev. William Alabaster, D.D., 1640, p. 52. — Will of John Alabaster, 
of Hadleigh, 1655, p. 52. — Indenture, Alabaster and Burrough, 1668, p. 52. — Will of Jane Alabaster, 
of Stuston, 1708, p. 52.— Will of Benjamin Bryan, of Stuston, 1708, with extract from pedigree of 
Bryan, of Thrandeston, p. 53. — Alabaster Inscriptions in Hadleigh Church, p. 54. —Pedigree of Ala- 
baster, p. 55. 

m^tv of I^(ntiej3]^am» 

Will of Laurence Vesey, of Hadleigh, 1554, p. 63. — Will of Robert Vesey, of Hadleigh, 1559, p. 58. 
— Will of William Vesey, of Hintlesham, 1575, p. 58. — Will of Joan Vesey, of Hintlesham, 1586, 
p. 58. — Will of Robert Derehaugh, of Gray's Inn, 1611, p. 59. — Will of Thomas Vesey, of Aldham, 
1614, p. 65. -Will of William Vesey, of Bradwell, 1644, p. 59. — Will of William Vesey, of Wix, 1650, 
p. 59. — Will of Rev. William Vesey, of Bradwell, 1670, p. 60. — Will of Thomas Vesey, of Aldham, 
1680, p. 65. — Will of William Vesey, of Whatfield, 1699, p. 60. —Will of Mary Vesey, of Sprauton, 
1712, p. 60. — Vesey Inscription in Bradwell Church, 1644, p. 61. — Vesey Inscriptions in Hintlesham 
Church, p. 61. — Vesey entries in parish-register of Whatfield, p. 61. — Visitation pedigrees of Vesey, 
1577-1634, pp. 56, 57. — Chart Pedigrees : Vesey of Hintlesham, p. 62 ; Vesey of Holton, p. 63 ; Vesey 
of Wix Abbey, p. 64 ; Vesey of .^Idham, p. 65. 

m^hV of Cl^orpe 0iovimic. 

Armorial bearings and early pedigree, p. 66. — Will of Thomas Risby, of Lavenham, 1500, p. 67. — 
Will of Agnes Risbj-, of Lavenham, 1528, p. 67. — Will of Alice Spring, of Lavenham, 1538, p. 68. — 
Will of William Risby, of Lavenham, 1551, pp. 68, 69. — Will of Margaret Risby, of Lavenham, 1552, 
p. 69.— Will of Robert Risby, of Thorpe Morieux, 1557, p. 70. — Will of John Wincoll, of Little Wal- 
dingfield, 1576, p. 70. — Will of William Risby, of Thorpe Morieux, 1625, p. 71. —Will of John Risby, 
of Thorpe Morieux, 1687, p. 71. — Risby inscriptions in Felsham Church, p. 72. — Risby Inscription in 
Thorpe Morieux Church, p. 72. — Risby pedigree, p. 73. 

^t(U of f aDlefgl^. 

Will of Rev. George Still, 1560, p. 165. — Will of John Still, Rector of Hadleigh, and Bishop of 
Bath and Wells, 1607, pp. 74, 75. —Brass of Anne Still in Hadleigh Church, 1593, p. 76. — Pedigree 
of Still, p. 76. 

BrotDtie of c^DtwarDjstone* 

Will of John Browne, of Witham, 1562, p. 77: — Exchequer Bill, Seckford c Browne, 1588, p. 81. 
— Will of Henry Browne, of Edwardstone, 1593, pp. 77, 78. —Will of Rev. Roger Weston, of Worm - 
ingford, 1605, p. 78.— Will of John Snelling, of Boxford, 1617, pp. 78, 79. — Will of John Duke, of 
Colchester, 1629, p. 79. — Will of Thomas Cooke, of Pebmarsh, 1679, p. 80. —Will of Elizabeth Par- 
sons, 1680. — Pedigree of Browne ; including Duke, of Colchester, p. 82. 


f onesj of jl^ujstccD, 

Will of Thomas Fones, of London and Nusteed, 1629, p. 83. — Inqnisitfon on the death of Thomas 
Fones, 1629, pp. 83, 84. — Will of Thomas Fones, of Ipswich, 1678, pp. 84, 85. — Administration of 
Catharine Fones, 1680, p. 85. — Administration of Mary Fones, 1685, p. 85.— Will of Rev. Samnel 
Fones, of East Bergholt, 1693, p. 85. — Will of Mary Paul, of Norwich, 1737, p. 168. —Fones 
pedigrees, pp. 86, 87. 

CDJojstltn of (Bvoton, 

Incorporation of Boxford Grammar School, 1592, pp. 88, 89. — Will of Philip Gostlyn, of Groton, 
1626, p. 90. —Will of Philip Gostlin, of Eomford, 1629, pp. 90, 91. —Will of John Gostlin, of Monk's 
Eleigh, 1645, p. 94.— Account of Thomas Gosthn, of Groton, 1612-1649, pp. 91, 92. -Account of 
Benjamin Gostlin, of Groton, 1615-1679, pp. 92-94. — Gostlin lands in Groton, 1663, p. 94. —Gostlin 
pedigree, p. 95. 

J^otxjning of 3]pmic\^* 

Armorial bearings, p. 96. — Will of George Downing, of Beccles, 1561, p. 97. — Will of George 
Downing, of Ipswich, 1611, p. 97. —Will of Nathaniel Downing, of London, 1616, p. 97. — Will of 
Sir George Downing, bart, of East Hatley, 1683, p. 98. —Will of Sir George Downing, bart., of 
Gamlinga^-, 1717, p. 90. — Downing pedigree, p. 99. 

f illejs of f olton. 

Will of John Hilles, of London, 1579, p. 100. — Will of William Hilles, of Holton, 1597, p. 100.— 
Will of Joan Hilles, of Holton, 1597, pp. 101, 102. —Hilles pedigree, p. 102. 

iWunning of i^edging. 

Armorial bearings, pp. 103, 104. — Will of Henry Munning, of Nedging, 1521, p. 104. — Will 
of Thomas Munning, of Nedging, 1556, p. 105. — Will of Elizabeth Munning, of Brettenham, born 
Winthrop, 1624, p. 105. — Will of -Henry Munning, of Elveden, 1657, p. 105. — Munning pedigrees, 
pp. 106, 107. 

iforti^ of J^atiletfii^, 

Will of William Forth, of Hadleigh, 1504, p. 109. — Grant of Arms to Robert Forth, of Hadleigh, 
1539, p. 108. — Will of Robert Forth, of Hadleigh, 1540, p. 109. — Will of William Forth, of Hadleigh, 
1553, p. no. — Inquisition on the death of William Forth,- of Hadleigh, 1559, pp. 110, 111. — Will of 
William Forth, of Hadleigh, 1599, p. 111. — Will of Robert Forth, of Butley, 1600, pp. Ill, 112.— 
Will of Sir William Forth, of Farnham, 1612, p. 113. —Will of John Forth, of Great Stambridge, 1613, 
p. 113. — Will of Elizabeth Ranye^ born Forth, 1640, p. 113. — Will of Philip Forth, of Hadleigh, 
1642, pp. 113, 114.— Will of William Forth, of Butley, 1642, p. 114. — Will of Dorothy Southcott, 
born Forth, 1643, p. 114. — Will of Elizabeth Dell, 1657, pp. 114, 115. — Will of William Forth, LL.D., 
1671, p. 115. — Chancery Proceedings, Forth c Forth, 1680, p. 115. — Will of Frances Forth, of Had- 
leigh, 1725, p. 116. — Forth Brass in Hadleigh Church, 1599, p. 116. — Account of Butley Abbe^-, pp. 
116, 117. — Forth pedigrees: Visitation of 1612, p. 117; Candler MSS., p. 118; Forth of Hadleigh, 
p. 119 ; Forth of Butley, p. 120. 


^oxt\^, €xmUt, 'Bone* 

Will of Richard Crymble, of Rochford, 1541, pp. 121, 122— Will of George Crymble, of Rochford, 
1570, pp. 122, 123. — Will of Thomas Bode, of Rochford, 1581, pp. 123, 124. — Will of Edward Forth, 
of Kelvedon, 1591, p. 124. — Will of Edward Forth, of New Windsor, 1612, p. 124. — Deed of John 
Winthrop, Jr., to Susan Golding, 1627, p. 125.— Will of Susan Golding, 1631, p. 125. — Chancery 
Proceedings, Forth c Bode and Bode c Forth, 1634-1635, pp. 126-130. —Chancery Proceedings, Forth 
c Webb, 1640, p. 130. — Forth, Crymble, Bode pedigree, p. 131. 

potoell of mi^ttci^urcl^. 

Some account of Elizabeth Powell, wife of William Forth, of Hadleigh, in 1540, p. 132. —Will 
of Thomas Powell, of Whitchurch, 1523, p. 132. — Will of Walter Ap Robert, 1558, p. 132. —Pedigree 
of Powell, of Whitchurch, p. 133. — Descent of Thomas Powell, 1576, p. 134. —Earl of Pembroke's 
pedigree, 1597, p. 135. 

Clopton of ^pelfort). 

Armorial bearings, pp. 136, 137. — St. Lys c Clopton, 1298, p. 137. — Will of Sir Walter Clopton, 
of Hadleigh, 1413, pp. 137, 138. — De Banco Suit, Clopton c Clopton, 1417, pp. 138, 139. — Will of 
William Clopton, of Liston, 1612, p. 140. —Will of William Clopton, of Groton, 1640, pp. 140, 141.— 
Will of Foley Clopton, of Bury St. Edmonds, 1730, p. 141. — Pedigrees : Clopton of Wickhambrook, 
p. 142 ; Clopton of Kentwell, p. 143 ; Clopton of Groton, p. 144 ; Clopton of Liston, p. 145. 

C^ttDal of a^aplejsteaD* 

Inquisition on the death of Earl Rivers, 1486, p. 146. —Inquisition on the death of Sir William 
Tyndal, of Hockwold, 1498, p. 147. — Tyndal lands in SufColk, 1524, p. 147. — Will of Sir John Tyndal, 
of Hockwold, 1538, p. 148. —Will of Dorothy Stafford, 1608, p. 148. — Will of Sir John Tyndal, of 
Great Maplestead, 1616, p. 149. — Will of Dame Anne Tyndal, of Great Maplestead, 1620, pp. 149, 150. 

— Will of Anne Deane, of Great Maplestead, 1624, p, 150. — Will of Sarah Egerton, 1624, pp. 150, 151. 

— Will of Sir John Deane; of Great Maplestead, 1625, p. 151. — Will of Rachel Deane, of Great Maple- 
stead, 1626, p. 151. — Tyndal pedigrees, pp. 152, 153. — Deane pedigree, p. 154. 


Will of Robert Rainborow, of Gosbeck, 1533, p. 155. —Will of Thomas Rainborough, of Ipswich, 
1544, p. 156. — Will of William Rainsborough, of London, 1638, pp. 156, 157. — Rainsborough Lands 
in Suffolk, 1652, p. 157. — Chancery Proceedings, Rainsborough c Winthrop, 1680, pp. 157, 158. — 
Pedigrees : Rainborow of Suffolk, p. 158 ; Rainsborough of East Greenwich, p. 159. 

iSeaDe of micMovri, 

Will of Thomas Cooke, of Pebmarsh, 1621, p. 160. — Will of Edmund Reade, of Wickford, 1623, 
pp. 161, 162. — Will of Thomas Aleyn, of Icklingham, 1633, pp. 162, 163. — Will of William Reade, 
of Birchanger, 1659, p. 163. — Reade Inscription in Birchanger Chancel, p. 163. — Reade pedigrees, 
pp. 163, 164. 

Wmtbrop of #roton. 

The origin of the Winthrop coat has been the subject of a variety of speculations, there 
being few instances of an animal superposed upon two or more chevrons. The earliest known repre- 
sentations of the Winthrop Arms are as follows : — 

1. A Confirmation, dated June 24, 1592, by William Detheck, Garter, to John Winthrop (then 
of Groton Manor, afterward of Aghadowne, co. Cork) of the " Shield & Cote of Armes apperteyning to 
his Name and Ancestors," namely, Argent, three chevrons gules crenelles, over all a lion rampant 
sable armed and langued azure ; with the crest of a hare ppr. running on a mount vert. The original 
Confirmation, with the signature and seal of Detheck is still in existence, together with what appears 
to be a duplicate of it, but without a seal. 

2. An emblazoned pedigree on parchment, illustrating the alliance of Winthrop and Forth in 
1605, and signed, "Scrutavi, Ricardus S* George, A" domini 1" Martii 1610." 

3. The Visitation of Suffolk in 1612 ; and Harl. MS., No. 1820, which apparently formed 
part of the note-book of that Visitation. In these MSS. Winthrop impales Still of Lincolnshire. 

4. Two armorial-seals (one Winthrop, the other Winthrop and Forth) affixed to letters written, 
in 1618, by John Winthrop, then of Groton Manor and afterward Governor of Massachusetts. 

It is noticeable that these armorial-seals bear the three chevrons described in the Confirmation, 
while the pedigree of 1610 and the Visitation of 1612 display two chevrons only. It is difficult 
to account for this discrepancy, which may have resulted from some carelessness or misunderstanding. 
It is further noticeable that in the rough notes of the Confirmation preserved in the College of Arms, 
and in the triokings of the Visitation, the chevrons are plain and not embattled, which can only be 
accounted for by a similar supposition. Be this as it may, the true arms of Winthrop, as originally 
authorized by the heralds, require three crenellated chevrons, and, with rare exceptions, they have 
been so borne by successive generations of the family to the present time. 


Confirmation of 3lrnt5 to Joljn Mintljrop, 1592, 

/JfT'® aU anb singuleu Nobles anU (geivtlemm of hitat estate tJignitg or Iteflree 
^^ bearing Jlfines %o Sukouc these ^nts akaU come OTill'm ©etijecfe al0o barter 
prinriiraU kittge cf ^vmes seitlletk ielu comeitiaeions & greetings Itnoue i^ze ikat tokereas 
kg bertnc & ije andent autkoritj) xif mg (DfKce from tke (IJueenes most exv mate i am to take 
general! notice & to make ^rnbliqe iedaiacou rceorb & testimony for all matters anii causes 
flf Jlrmcs ^eiigrees & ieseent of all Jiobtcmen & gent tkrottgke all ker Jtta^" kingiomes 
iominions princi}xatittes Isles & provinces "^o tke'nli tkat like as some bg tkeir ancient namea 
parentages kinbrebs & besccnt are gen'allp knoton Sc ancicntig regestrel) in tke reroris of mg 
(JDfSce ,So otkera for tkegre bertucs Ijatiantnes dignities Sn Jeserts mag be toortkelg approbei anb 
better biscerneb bg these tatobabtc ensignes & tokens of konor Sc toorshippe most necessarg to 
be kai * nseb in all g* commenbable acts of gentititg. SKkcrefore kabing proofe of tkis ^kietb 
^ dote of ^rmes appertegngng to g« name anb Jlncestors of Jokn TOgnetljrop Ssqnire ^onne 
of Jlbam TOpnett)rop of ®roton in tke (ttonntg of ^nfft gent: J tke sail) barter principall 
king of ^rmes accorbing to tke antkoritg & cwstome of mg office kabc tkongkt goob to beclare 
blase & exemylifg tke same ^kictb or dote of ^rmes togetker to*^ a (Ereast or Cognizance 


appropriate for atckiebemt to g' same, bij. itisri. [?] d'argent tkrec (Eken: Gules Crenellex, ober all 
a ^ion rampant Sahles armeb & langneb Azure ^nb for kis CTreast or Cognisance a ^are ^per 
running on a mount vert sett ixpon a kelmet in a toreatke of his conUors li)*^ mantells & tassels 
as appearetk in g'» margent. Co t)a&e ailU to tjoltJ nse anb enjog tte saib ^kieii & Cote 
of Jltmes iu*^ ge saib tkrec Ckebcrons & tke Hion rampant togetker to*^ ge Creast & Cognisance 
of a kare pper running upon a greene kgll Sc etog pt So pcell tkeceof unto g* to*?in nameb Jlokn 
SEgnetijrop gent: ^ otkers ge ckilbren gssue anb posteritg of tke saib ^bam SEgnettrop 
of ©roton of tke sagb Conntg of ^utf: dsquire, latofuUg begotten (observing tkeir bue bificrences) 
for eber. ^nb g* g's mag habe use & beare g* saute armes & crests upon their ,Shielbs Cargeis 
(Stoorbs or ensignes for luarre or in g*"' rings signetts & seals for I 'res & ebibences or in anb 
upon g*"^ houses builbings ebi&es utensiles anb liberies or otherbjise egther pagnteb carbeb or 
figureb upon tgmher marble glassc mettall stones tombes or monuments : anb flnallg for ang 


other: latoM Suadikc or bertuoits & tibile ixsjs & execciecs such as by, the latoes of armes & 

rtietome foe ijeitt. apptciegueth. Jutb thie to%nt anj) taioful impeiim* or rontralitrtiott of ang 

psott or psons. In iuitnes & ppetnalt rcntcmbranre Sc tcstentoiig hereof I the saii 0^Vttt 

prinipall ktuge of ^rmes hal)c to g'* I'res patent subscribeii mg uamc ic faeteneb the aeale 

of mg office cuborsei) to*? g« signet of ing Jlrmes FeoUfTl [sic !] at the offfee of ^rmes ^onbon 

^ht 24 bag of Jxtuc in the xxxiij geare of g' rcigne of onr ^obercignc ^Cabg (JTltjabftl) bg 

the grare of @oD (JJueene of ©nglanb Jfrance & Irctanb befcnbcr of the faith. 


principall hinge off Anns. 

latin f^Mgm, 1498-1625. 

Internal evidence shows the so-called " Latin Pedigree " of Winthrop (1498-1623) to have 
been chiefly compiled by the third Adam Winthrop (d. 1623), a fragment of whose Diary (1595-1610) 
is printed in the " Life and Letters of John Winthrop." The original record is not in existence, but 
the following is taken from a copy, in the handwriting of John Winthrop, F.R.S., when a young man, 
which is believed to date from 1705 : — 

Non longo a Newarke super Trent est quidam vious appellatus Winthorpe (vulgo Winthrop) 
ex quo Winthropi de Groton in com. SufFolciae nomen et originem suum habuerunt.^ 

.... Adamus Winthropus de [Groton in comitatu Suftolciae armiger <fc dominus mannerii de 
Groton]^ natus fuit in ... . 

.... Anno domini . . . Adamus Winthropus uxorcm duxit Joane Burton filia D- Burton.* 
1498. Anno domini 1498 et anno Regni regis Henrici Septimi decimo quarto, die nono Octob'' 

in oppido Lannamiae* in comitatu Suffolciae, Adamus filius suiis primogenitus natus fuit, viz., uno 

anno post preliii apud Blackheath field. 

* This paragraph is suspected to have been an interpolation of the copyist, who may have chosen this metliod 
for chronicling what was undoubtedly an ancient family tradition. The will of a William Wyuethorpe, of Wynethorpe, 
CO. Notts, was proved May 4, 1445, and in it is mention of a son Robert, but there is no proof that the Suffolk 
Winthrops descend from either of them. 

^ The words in brackets are believed to have been an interpolation of the copyist. The third Adam W. must have 
known that the manor of Groton was acquired by his father, and not by his grandfather. There is no proof that the 
first Adam W. was of Groton, or that he was entitled to be styled armijer. A pedigree dated 1742 calls him "Serjeant- 
at-law," but there is no evidence of this, and it is very improbable. 

' The pedigree of 1742 (very unreliable) styles her widow of D; Burton and dau. and co-heir of D: Burnell. 

* Lavenham, pronounced Lannam in Suffolk. 


.... Anno domini .... Adamus Winthrop cum gravissimo morbo expiravit. 

.... Anno domini .... Joane Winthrop uxor Adami Winthrop e vita excessit. 

1515. Anno quinto decimo supra millessimum quingentessimum et anno.regni Eegis Henrici 
octavi none, Adamus Winthrop Londinum venit et se apprenticum cum Edwardo Altam^ per decimum 

1526. Anno domini 1526 Adamus Winthrop admissus fuit in libertatem civitatis London : 
et juratus tempore Johannis Allein majoris et Johannis Husae camerarii ejusdem civitatis, viz., nono 
Septemb'' anno regni Kegis Henrici octavi decimo octavo et anno aetatis suae vicessimo octavo. 

1527. Anno domini 1527 decimo sexto die novembris et amio regni regis Henrici octavi 
decimo nono, uxorem primam duxit Aliciam Henny honestis parentibus natam. 

1528. Anno domini 1528 octavo die novembris Thomas suus filius primogenitus natus fuit, qui 
obiit mense Aprilis anni proxime sequentis. 

1529. Anno domini 1529 decimo secundo die novembris Wilhelmus filius ejus secundus natus 

1530. Anno domini 1530 Brigitta filia sua primogenita vero die januarii nata fuit. 

1531. Anno domini 1531 quarto die januarii Christoferus filius ejus tertius Londini natus fuit, 
et obiit in parochia de Stocke in comitatu Essexiae cum nonum mensem aetatis suae appuliset, anno 
regni regis Henrici octavi vicessimo tertio. 

1533. Anno domini 1533 vicesimo die junij anno regni regis Henrici octavi vicessimo quinto et 
pentecostes feria secunda, Thomas secundus ejus nominis et quartus filius suus natus fuit Londini, quo 
vero die D. Anna Bollena Regina Angliae coronata est. 

Eodem anno 1533 vicessimo quinto die januarij et anno regni regis Henrici octavi 

vicessimo quinto, Alicia uxor ejus, exqua illi nati sunt filii quatuor et ima filia, Londini obijt. Vixit 
cum ilia sex annos duos menses et quinq: dies. 

1534. Anno domini 1534 vicesimo die julij anno regni regis Henrici octavi vicessimo sexto 
Adamus Winthrop anno aetatis suae tricessimo sexto, Agnetem Sharpe filia D: Eoberti Sharpe de 
Islingtona in comitatu Middlesexiae generosi, puellam annum decimum octavum agentem, in uxorem 
secundam duxit. 

1536. Anno domini 1536 mense vero januarij anno regni regis Henrici octavi vicessimo 
octavo Brigitta filia sua postquam annum sextum aetatis suae appulisset, obijt. 

1537. Anno domini 1537 et anno regni regis Henrici octavi vicessimo nono Thomas ejus 4 : 
filius postquam annum quartum aetatis suae complevisset, Islingtonae obijt. 

1539. Anno domini 1539 decimo quinto die Novembris et anno regni regis Henrici octavi 
tricessimo primo, Alicia filia sua primogenita ex Agnete uxore sua cum jam illi annos quinos quinq: 
menses et octo dies uupta fuisset, nata est. 

1543. Anno domini 1543 Brigitta filia sua altera ex Agnete uxore genita, tertio die Maij 
ascentionis domini festo celebrate anno regni regis Henrici octavi tricessimo quinto, nata fuit. 

' Edward Altham, a leading Clothworker, Sheriff of London in 1631. 


Hoc anno 1543 Adamus Winthrop incarceratus est in le fleete, eo quod cum alienigenis 

negotiatus fuerit contra Eegis edictum, ibiq: detentus donee 600"' ad fiscam regiam solutus sit. 

1544. Anno domini 1544 primo die martij et anno regni regis Henrici octavi tricessimo 
sexto Mariam tertiam filiam uxor illi peperit.^ 

1546. Anno domini 1546, vicessimo die januarij anno regni regis Henrici octavi tricessimo 
octavo et anno aetatis suae quadragessimo octavo, Johannem et Adamum gemellos uno partu uxor 
peperit quoq: junior infra 6: menses obijt. 

1548. Anno domini 1548 decimo die augusti anno regni regis Edwardi sexti secundo, Adamus 
alter filius ejus natus fuit in Londini urbem in parochia S* Peters in via vooata gracious [Gracechurch], 
quo vero anno Adamus Winthrop ab Edwardo rage armigerum regio suo scripto et sigillo inscribitur.^ 

1550. Anno domini 1550 decimo septimo die maij et anno regni regis Edwardi sexti quarto 
Katherina quarta ejus filia nata fuit.^ 

1552. Anno domini 1552 decimo die decembris Susanna quinta ejus filia nata fuit anno regis 
Edwardi sexti sexto. 

1562. Anno domini 1562 uouo die novembri et anno regni Elizabethae Eeginae quarto, dictus 
Adamus Winthrop cum gravissimo morbo laborasset et anno aetatis suae sexagesimo quarto e vita 
excessit, et in paroehiae Ecclesia de Groton consepultus est. Vir pius et verae religionis amans. 

1565. Anno domini 1565 decimo tertio die Maij, anno regni Reginae Elizabethae septimo et 
auno aetatis suae quadragesimo octavo, Agnes uxor secuudus Adami Winthrop in Springfield in 
comitatu Essexiae obijt et in chancell: de ecclesia Springfield consepulta est. Post mortem Adami 
Winthrop nupta fuisset Gulielmo Mildmay de Springfield in comitatu Essexiae geueroso.* Foemina 
preclaris condecorata donis. 

1574. Anno domini 1574 decimo sexto die decembris et anno regni Reginae Eliz: decimo 
sexto, aetatis suae vicesimo sexto et quarto menses, Adamus Winthrop nuptus fuit Aliciae Still 
uxor ejus primus, filia D: Johannis Still de Lincolnshire et soror Doctoris Johannes Still magister, 
collegii sanctae trinitatis Cantabrigiae. The saide Alice died in childbed, being delivered of a sonne 
which was bom dead the 24 day of december an: 1577, in the 20 yere of Qu: Eliz: and lieth buried 
in Hadley churche. Protinus aetemo mittit utrumque. Deo. 

L578. Anno domini 1578 secundo die junij Elizabetha uxor Wilhelmus Winthrop in Kent 
obijt, ex qua illi nati sunt 3 filii et 2 filiae, nomina Joshua, Adam, William, Elizabeth and Sarah.* 

1 It was in this year 1544 that he acquired Groton Manor. The daughter Mary, of whom there is no further 
mention in this record, is stated to have married, 1, William Celie, of London, haberdasher ; 2, Abraham Veysey, of 
Ipswich, yeoman. She is repeatedly referred to in her brother's diary as " my sister Veysey.'' 

" In the margin of this entry are inserted the words " on fryday," evidently the day of the week on which the 
tirth occurred. 

■* She is not mentioned in her father's will, and undoubtedly died in childhood. It was about this time that he 
became Master of the Clothworkers Company of London, of which he had long been a prominent member. 

» The date of this marriage was June 7, 1563, as entered in the Groton Registers. 

5 Unless some portion of the record is missing, the writer omitted to enter the marriage of his brother William, 
whose wife is stated to have been the dau. of ... Norwoode of Kent. Nor does he appear to have subsequently 
chronicled the marriages of four of his brother William's children, with whom he was on terms of intimacy and who are 
mentioned in his diary. 


1579. Adam Winthrop was married to Anne my seconde wife, the danghter of Henry 
Browne, of Edwardston, clothier, the 20: day of ffebruary 1579 in the 22: yere of the reigne of Queue 
Elizabeth.i * 

1581. Anne the fii-st daughter of Adam Winthrop & Anne his wife was born on fryday being 
the 5 daie of January anno 1581 in the 24: yere of Qu: Ehz: and died the. 20 daie of the same month. 

Anno domini 1581 primo die Martij Wilhelmus Winthrop filius Adanii Winthrop et 

Aliciae u.xor ejus primus, Loudini obiit anno regni Eeginae Elizabethae vicesimo quarto. Vir sine 
fraude bonus et pietatis amans.- 

1585. Anne the second daughter of Adam Winthrop and Anne his wife was born in 
Edwardston on Sunday aboute 10 of the clocke in the evenynge beinge the 16 daye of January anno 
1585 in the 28 yere of the reigne of Qu: Eliz: & in the 37 yere of my age. 

1587. Johannes Winthrop filius Adami Winthrop de Groton in comitatu Suffolciae armigeri et 
Annae uxor ejus, natus fuit in Edwardston decimo secundo die januarij 1587 et anno regni "reginae 
Elizabethae 30: on thursday aboute 5: of the clocke in the morninge. 

John the only sonne of Adam Winthrop & Anne his wife was borne in Edwardston 

aforesaide on Thursday about 5 of the clocke in the morninge, the 12 daie of January 1587 in the 
30 yere of the reigne of Qu: Eliz:'* 

1590. Anno domini 1590 the 17 of December Agnes Browne the mother of Anne his wife died. 
Foemina quae Christum corde gerebat henim. 

1592. Jane the thirde daughter of Adam Winthrop and Anne his wife was borne in 
Edwardston on Wednesday betwene the houres of one and two in the morninge, beinge the 14: daie 
of June anno 1592 and the 34: yere of Queene Elizabeth. In the yere 1612, 5 of January, she -was 
married to Thomas Gostlin by whome she had sons & daughters nominatim : Anne, Jane, Steven, 

1600. Lucy my 4 daughter was borne in Groton on fryday in the morninge: 9: of January 
anno 1600 and in the 43: yere of Qu: Eliza: and in the 52: yere & 5 month of my age and in 
the 41: yere of the age of Anne her mother.* 

1604. Anno domini 1604 nono die augusti Susanna fiha Adami Winthrop et Agnetae uxor 
ejus secundus in Coventry obijt, anno aetatis suae quinquagesimo secundo. Nupta fuisset D: Cottie^ . . . 

1 The words " my seconde wife " and similar expressions later on seem clearly to establish the authorship of the 
third Adam W., who probably copied many of the earlier entries from his father's papers. 

2 This William Winthrop is stated to have been an active supporter of the Reformed Faith, and a letter of his 
to John Foxe, the Martyrologist, is printed in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for 1877. He was 
at one time Churchwarden of St. Michael's, Cornhill, the registers of which parish contain the baptisms of most of his 

children. ^ f 

8 These two entries relating to the same person (afterward the great Puritan leader and Governor of the 

Massachusetts Bay Colony) suggest that the copyist of 1705 may have had two documents before him, one of them. 

perhaps an almanac. There exist thirteen almanacs containing entries by the third Adam W., but the earliest is of 1599. 
< She died in 1679, having in 1622 become the second wife of Emmanuel Downing of the Inner Temple, by 

whom she had several children, one of whom was the celebrated Sir George Downing, Bart. For some interesting 

letters of her's see Winthrop Papers, Part III. (5 Mass. Hist. Coll. i.) 

5 Believed to have been Dr. John Gotta, author of a book on Witchcraft. 


1605. Anno domini 1605 decimo sexto aprilis Johannes Winthrop in uxorem primam dusit 
Mariam filia unigenita Johannis fforthe de Magna Stambridge in comitatu Essexiae sex^us filius Gmlielmi 
iforthe de Butley abbey in SufFolke. 

Anno domini 1605 duodecimo die febra; Johannes filius suus primogenitus in Groton 

in comitatu Suffolciae natus fuit quarto die Septemb' circa 5: horologii in manu, et baptizatus fuit 
vicesimo tertio die sequente.^ 

1607. Anno domini 1607 octavo die novembris Alicia filia Adami Winthrop et Agnetae uxor 
ejus secundus anno aetatis suae sexagesimo octavo obijt. Cujus erat vita vitae medulla meae. Nupta 
fuisset 1563: Thomae Mildmaye Eq: Aurat: ex qu4 illi nati sunt William, Francis, George, Henrie, 

1613. Anno domini 1613 vicesimo sexto julij Johannes Winthrop filius Adami Winthrop et 
Agnetce uxor ejus secundus in Ireland obijt, anno aetatis suae sexagesimo sexto et 7: menses. Qui 
sibi neque mihi utilis vita fuit, qui mihi frater durus tempore mortis erat. Nuptus fuisset J 566: 
Elizabethae Eysby filia D: Koberti Rysby de Thorpe in comitatu SuiTolciae.^ 

1614. Anno domini 1614 quarto die novembris Brigitta filia Adami Winthrop et Agnetae uxor 
ejus secundus in Tharfield in Hertfordshire obijt anno aetatis suae septuagesimo secundo. Nupta fuisset 
D: Rogerio Alibaster ex qua illi nati sunt George, John, Tomas, Sara, Wilham.* 

1619. Anno domini 1619 vicesimo die maij et anno regni regis Jacobi decimo septeni Anna 
filia Adami Winthrop et Annae uxor ejus expiravit anno aetatis suae 33 : annos quatuor menses et 
octo dies et intra mediam ecclesiae parochialis S' Sepulchers Londino cousepulta est. Anno aetatis 
suae 20 : nupta fuisset Thomae Fones farmacopola Londini qui moerens haec scripsit, Ex qua illi 
nati sunt 2 filii et 5 filiae. [Then follow some Latin verses by Fones in memory of his wife, which 
appears to have been imperfectly copied.] 

1623. Anno domini 1623 Adamus Winthrop filius junior Adami Winthrop et Agnetae uxor 
ejus secundus in Groton in comitatu Suffolciae banc vitam transmigravit aetatis suae 75 : et sine 
ecclesia consepultus est. Vir bonus et prudens, nuUi pietate secundus. Anna uxor ejus e vita 
excessit 1629 : et consepulta est cum marito. Foemina quae Christo tota dictata fuit.^ 

' This was the John Winthrop so well known in New England history as " John Winthrop the younger," 
long Governor of Connecticut and one of the most active of the early members of the Royal Society. For numerous 
letters of his see Winthrop Papers, Part IV. (5 Mass. Hist. Coll. viii.) 

° This list of children is partly illegible. Sir Thomas Mildniay was son of the William Mildmay, of Springfield, 
liefore-mentioned, and his son Henry became Sir Henry Mildmay of Graces, a distinguished soldier of the Irish wars. 

' This John Winthrop became one of the promoters of the Carbery plantation in the south of Ireland, acquii'ing 
au estate at Aghadowne, co. Cork, and eventually disposing of his life-interest in Groton Manor to his brother and 
nephew. He was long separated from his wife, from whom he took stejis to obtain a divorce, and in his old age claimed 
to have married secondly Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Powlden, of Rathgogan, co. Cork, to whom and to whose children 
he devised his jiroperty, to ' the chagrin of his relations in Suffolk. His son by his first marriage died in boyhood, 
and his natural son, John Winthrop, younger of Aghadowne, died there unmarried in 1634. His executrix and alleged 
widow married Thomas Nott, one of the promoters of the Carbery plantation. The first wife, Elizabeth Rysby, married 
secondly one Reynold Braunch, of St. Saviour's, Southwark, the licence in the Bishop of London's Court being dated 
8 July, 1617. A letter from Bramjjton Garden to Gov. John Winthrop in New England alludes to her death 
Southwark in 1637. 

* The last named became the poet and dramatist, William Alabaster, D.D, 

' In these two instances the precise date is not given, but Adam W. is known to have been buried March 28, 
1623, and his widow to have died April 19, 1629. 


The so-called Latin pedigree of the third Adam Winthrop ends here, and it seems reasonable 
to assume that the copyist of 1705 did not have before him the record in its entirety, as it contains 
no mention of the deaths of the writer's daughters-in-law, or the second and third marriages of his 
son, or the births of any of his son's younger children. The following five references to some of 
these events are taken from the diary and almanacs already alluded to: — 

1607. The xx"* of Jan. my sonnes second sonne Henry was Christened at Groton. M"^ Sands 
& my b. Snelling were his godfathers. 

1609. Dec: 30: Forthe Winthrop was born. 

1618. On fryday the 24"' of Aprill my sonnes [third] wife came first to Groton. She was 
maried to him the [torn] day of the same moneth at Greate Maplested in Essex. ^ 

1618 [1619]. The 24: daye of Marche in the yere of our Lord 1618 Stephen Winthrop was 
born. The Ladye Anne Tyndal was his godmother and M' Steven Egerton her brother & M"^ Deane 
Tindal her son were his godfathers. 

1620. Adam Winthrop the second sonne of John Winthrop Esquire and Margaret his third 
wife was borne in Groton on frydaie y^ seventh dale of y^ moneth of April in the yere of our 
Lorde one thousand sixe hundred and twentie and in y" beginninge of y'^ 18: yere of the reigne of 
our Sovereigne Lord Kinge James. He was baptised by M"^ Nicholson y^ parson of Groton and named 
Adam by Adam Winthrop his grandfather, Philip Goslin the elder, Jane Goslin his fathers sister, & 
Mary Cole the wife of Joseph Cole, who were his godfathers & godmothers. 

' Margaret, daughter of Sir John Tyndal. Many of her letters are printed in the "Life and Letters of John 


(Smblaf onciJ ^eiigm, 1 61 . 

The so-called "Emblazoned Pedigree," attested by Richard St. George, 1 March 1610, is in the possession of the heirs of 
the late Thomas Charles Wiuthrop, Esq., of New York. It is so faded and discoloured, through process of time, that the 
tinctures of the escutcheons cannot always be given with certainty. The arms attributed to Sharpe of Islington and Browne 
of Edwardstone do not appear to have been recorded in the Herald's College. 

Crest of Forthe : — A bear's head sable, muzzled or. 

Adam Winthrop of Groton in Com. ofSuff: Married 
Jane Burton yc Daught. of ... it had issue. 

Arms : — Argent two chevrons crenelle gules : 
over all a lion rampant sable. 

Rolert forth of Hadley in Com. Suff: Married Daughter of Odiam of London. 

Arms : — Gules two bends vaire arg. & sable : on a canton 
or a demi-greyhound couped courant of the third. 

Adam, Winthrop of Qroton in Com. Suff:=f=Agnis y Daughter of Roht. Sharpe 
son'e & heire of Adam Maried | ofjstinton in the Goun. of Middlesex 

and had issue. 

Arms : — Winthrop, impaling Sharpe : ? Or three phajons sable. 

WiWm: forthe of Hadley in=^EUzahethe the Daughter & heire 
y Coun. of Suff: Armi. sone of Powell of Wales & had 
<t heire of Robert Maried issue John 6'li sone. 

Arms : — Forthe, impaling Powell : per pale azure & gules 
three lions rampant arg. : quartering ~ 
Gwaringdu, Morley' and Vaughan. 

Adam Winthrop of- 
Groton in Suff : ye 2<* 
sone of Adam Win- 
throp maried to his 
^rst wyfe. 


■Alee the Daughter=j^Ann the Daughter 

of John Still of 
Lincolnshire & had 
no issue iSs to his 
second wyfe. 

of Henry Browne 
of Edwardston in 
Com. of Suff: and 
had issue. 

A rms : — ^Winthrop, impaling 
Still : sable gutte d'eau 
three roses argent. 

Arms : — Winthrop, imijaling 
Browne : Ermines on a chief 
argent three roundels gules. 

JoJin Winthrop of Groton 
in Suff : sone <£• heire of 
Ad,am, Mar. Elizabeth ye 
dau: of Rob: Ritby of 
Thorp in Suff. 

Arms : — Winthrop, impaling Risby : 
Sa. a cross or voided between four 
griffins segreant of the second. 

John forth of Stanbridye= 
in Essex y^ 6'* sone of 
Will, forth of Hadley in 
Com. of Suff : Maried. 

-Thomasine the Da/ughter 
of Hilles in the Com. of 
Essex & had issue one 
onely Daughter. 

Arms : — Forthe, quartering Powell, 
Brokenspear, Gwaringdu, Morley 
& Vaughan : impaling 

Ann eldest Daughter 
mar: to Thomas 
fanes of London. 

Arms : im- 
paling Winthrop. 

Jane y' second daughr 
Maried to 

Arms : 

I/uce ye third daughter 
Maried to 

Arms : 




John Winthrop of Groton=f=Mary ye daugh: and heire of John forth 

sone tfc 

heire of Adam, 

of Stanbridge in 
jb had issue. 

ye Count/ of Essex 

paling Winthrop. 

paling Winthrop. 

Arms : — Winthrop, impaling Forthe quartering Powell, 
Brokenspear, Gwaringdu, Morley &, Vaughan. 

Henry Winthrop the second of John. 

John sone & heire aparant. 

Winthrop quartering Forthe, &c. Winthrop quartering Forthe, &c. 

fortli ye third sone of John Winthrop. 

Winthrop quartering Forthe, &c. 

Scrutavi Ricardus S' George A" domini 7" Martij 1610. 

At foot, achievement of John Winthrop : quarterly of eight : — 

1. Winthrop : Argent two chevrons crenelle gules : over all a lion rampant sable. 

2. Forthe : Gules two bends vaire argent & sable : on a canton or a demi greyhound couped courant of the third. 

3. Powell : Per pale azure and gules, three lions rampant argent, [but query ? or in the original.] 

4. Brokenspear : Argent, on a cross gules five mullets or. 

5. Gwaringdu : Per pale azure & sable three fleurs-de-lis or. 

6. Morley : Argent a lion rampant sable crowned gules. 

7. Vaughan : Sa. three boys' heads couped at the shoulders ppr., crined or having snakes vert enwrapt around their necks. 

8. Winthrop : as above. 

Crest : On a mount vert a hare proper courant. 



intbro|j ^thi^xit, Suffolk Histtatinn, 161S. 

Taken on " Saterday y« 24 of August," or "y<= 25 of August 1611 " by John Raven, Richmond 
Herald, as deputy to William Camden, Clarenoieux King of Arms. 

Adam Winthorp of Groton mar: Jone d: of ... & had issue Adam sofie & heire. 

Adam soiie & h: mar. Agnes d: of Sharpe & had issue John sofie & h: mar: y^ d: of Risby 
of Thorpe & had no issue : Adam 2* sone. 

Adam Winthorpe of Groton in Suff: Gent: 2'' sofie of Adam mar: to his first wyfe Alice y' d: 
of Still of Lincolneshire & had no issue : he mar: to his 2'' wyfe Ann y^ d: of Browne 
of Edwardstone in Suff & by her hath issue John sofie & h: Ann mar: to Thomas Fones of 
London Gent, Jane & Luce. 

John soiie & h: mar: Mary d: & h: of John Forth of Standon in Essex & hath issue John sone 
& he: age 6 Henry age 4 Forth age 1. 

Harl. MS. No. 1820, fo. le^. 

At fo. 1 of this MS. is a tricking of the arms of " Winthrop :'' Ar. two chevrons gu. ; over 
all a lion rampant sa., impaling Still : Sa. gutted d'eau three roses ar., with the note, " Per Dethick, 
Garter, y= 24 of June 1592 both of them." At fo. TS*" is a rough drawing of the crest of "Wintherop :" 
On a mount vert, a hare courant proper. 

In the corresponding MS. in the Heralds' College, where the same arms are given, the marriage 
of John Winthrop with the daughter of Risby is omitted. Both MSS. contain inaccuracies. John 
was the second son, and Adam the third, of the second Adam Winthrop. John Forth was of Great 
Stambridge. There is no evidence whatever of his alleged connection with Stondon (or Standon) in 
Essex, and it is unlikely. There are omissions also. Important matches, as for example that of Alice 
Winthrop with Sir Thomas Mildmay, are altogether ignored, The pedigree would appear to have been 
jotted down, somewhat hastily, by Raven, during a personal interview with Adam Winthrop the 
Diarist, or his son John Winthrop, afterwards the well-known Governor of Massachusetts. 


Mill of JliJant Mtntbrop, 1562. 

In the name of god Amen. The xx''' daye of September An° Domini 1562, I Adam Wyntrope 
of Groton in the Countie of SufF, gentleman and late clothworker and Cittezen of London, being whole 
of mynde and in good and parfect remembrance, thanks be giuen to almightie god, doe ordayne and 
make this my presente testamente and laste will in manner and forme followinge ; revoking and 
disannulling all other willes & testaments heretofore by me made, or caused to be made. ffirst I 
bequeath my soule to almightie God, and my boddie to be buried in the parrish churche yarde of 
Groton aforesaide. Item, I doe giue to the poore people of Groton xl" to be giuen and distributed 
to the most needest^ by my executors or Administrators. Item I do giue vnto John Wyntropp my Sonne, 
the leace and whole terme of yeres of my mancon house Wherein I nowe doe dwell, wholy as I haue 
yt by leace, withall the buildings, Orchardes, gardens, tenements with th'app"'tenncs, to the saide John, 
to his heires and assigners. Neverthelesse I will and giue the saide leace and mancon house, withall 
the premisses and all and singular th'app'^teniics, vnto Agnes my wief during her naturall lief. Item 
I doe giue vnto Agnes my wief all that my mannor of Groton with the Advowson of the bennefice 
there, with all and singular wooddes, lands and tennements, courts and proffits of courts rents and 
seruics, with all and singuler thapp'teniics and commodities whatsoeu they bee, to the saide mannor 
belonging, or in any wise appertayning, during her naturall lief. Item I doe giue vnto the saide 
Agnes, during her naturall lief all those landes and tenements, meddowes, and pastures which I 
purchased and had of Thomas ffacon by exchange or otherwyse. And also all those landes and 
tennements whiohe I purchased and had of John Doget, w*'' all those exchanged landes whiche I had 
of firauncs Clopton Esquire. Item I doe giue to the saide Agnes my wief, during her natural 
lief, all those landes and parcells of lande which I bought of Rose Bonde widdow. And after the 
decease of the said Agnes, I will and giue all that my foresaide Mannor with the Advowson of the 
benefice with thapp''tenn'cs as is aforesaide, And also all those landes which I had of Thomas ffacon 
and of John Doget, w* also all those exchanged lands with M'' Clopton, and also all those landes and 
pcells of lands whiche I bought of Eose Bonde widdow, with all and singular the' premisses, vntO' 
John Wyntropp my sonne and to his heires males of his boddie lawfully begotten. And for lack of such 
Issue males of the saide John lawfully begotten, I will the saide mannor with the advowson of the 
bennefice, with all the other the premisses with theire app'tenn'cs, and also the other landes and 
tennements, with the exchanged landes and other the premisses with theire app'tenn'cs, shalbe and 
remayne vnto Adam Wyntrop my sonne, and to the heires males of his boddie laufully begotten. 
And for defalte of such Issue of the saide Adam, I will all and singular the premisses with theire 
app'tenn'cs to remayne vnto Willyam Wyntropp my sonne, and to his heires males of his boddie 
laufully begotten. And for lack of suche Issue of the saide Willm, I will and giue all the saide 
p''mis8es with theire app'tenn'cs before rehersed, vnto my fewer daughters : That is to saye Alice, 
Bridget, Mary and Susan, and to theire heires then living : and when the saide Manno'' and all 
th'other premisses shall so dissende and come. Item I doe giue vnto Willm Wyntrop my sonne and 
to his heires all my landes and tennements, woods and pastures and feedings, both free and coppie 
now being in the occupac'on and meonoring^ of John Tylor of Groton, excepte the lande called 
Lynseye Chappell lande in the occupac'on of the saide John Tylo''. Item I doe giue vnto the saide 

■ ' This is underlined, and "where most nede in" is written above. 
. " Meonoring = manoeuvring or management. 


Willm and to his heires all those landes and tennent* both free and coppie, now in the oocupao'on and 
meonoring of John Yeamon, which Nicholas Colquyn hath of me to farme. Item I doe giue to the 
saide Willm and to his heires so muche of the landes exchanged with M' Clopton as doe lye within and 
to the farme that the said John Yeman occupieth. Item I doe giue vnto Agnes my wief my 
ij tennements in Churche streete, now in th'ocoupacon of John Lyrskin and the wydoe Waspe during 
her naturall lyef. Item I doe giue vnto the saide Agnes, terme of her lief, my Coppie land which I 
holde of the Manno' of Beerhouse in Edwardston. And after her deoeace, I will the foresaide 
ij tenements with the saide lande to remayne vnto John Wyntropp and to his heires males of his 
boddie laufuUy begotten, and soe forth, accordingly as aboue, for defalte of such Issue of the saide 
John. Item I doe give vnto Willfn Wyntropp my sonne all my wearing apparrell and rayment to my 
boddie belonging. Item I doe giue to the saide Willm Wyntropp and to his heires all that my 
landes and tennements, both free and coppie, lyeng at Woodkerstreete in Boxforde, now in the vse 
and occupac'on of Eaufe ^erland.^ Item I doe giue vnto Agnes my wief during her naturall lief 
all and singuler my howses, buildings, landes and tennements, pastures, wooddes and feedings, both 
free and coppie, with theire app'tenn'cs, now in the vse and occupa'con of Nicholas Colquyn. And 
also all those landes and tennements with theire app'tenn'cs in the vse and occupa'con of John Warde, 
with also all the late Chappell of Lynsey, with all the landes and tennements. Rents, Tythes, fedings 
and pastures, with the keping of the faire and the proffits of the same. And all the other rights 
and commodities to the same belonging. And also all those my other landes and tennements both 
free and coppie vnbequeathed, being noe pcell nor member of my saide Manno', to the saide Agnes 
for terme of her lief : And after her deceace, I will and bequeath all those foresaide landes and 
tennements, both free and coppie with theire app'tenn'cs, in the occupa'con of the saide Nicholas 
Colquyn and John Warde, And also aU the other premisses with theire app'tenn'cs vnto Adam 
Wyntropp my sonne and to his heires males of his boddie laufuUy begotten. And for lacke of suche 
Issue of the saide Adam I will it vnto John Wyntropp my sonne and to the heires males of his 
boddie laufuUy begotten. And soe successiuely for defalte of suche Issue of John Wyntrop vnto 
Willm Wintrop my sonne and to his heires males of his boddie laufuUy begotten. And for lacke 
of such Issue of the saide Willm, I will all the saide premisses remayne wholy to my iiij""^ daughters. 
That is to Alice, Bridget Mary and Susan, to them and to theire heires, then and when the 
premiss shall soe dissende and come, equally to be divided betwene them parte and parte lyke. 
Item I doe giue and bequeath vnto John Wyntropp and to Adam Wyntropp my sonnes, vj' a peece 
at theire age of xxi'^ yeres, to be payed yerely vnto them and vnto eyther of them by the handes 
.f Agnes my wief during her naturall lief. Whiche saide some I will yt be levied and taken yerely 
ate of all my landes and tennements, goodes and cattails, bequeathed to Agnes my wief. Item I doe 
giue vnto Alice Wyntropp my daughter threescore and six poundes thirteene shillings and iiij'' which 
is in the handes of Willfn Wyntropp my sonne as yt appereth by his bill obligatorie. Item I doe 
giue vnto my daughter Bridget other threescore and six poundes thirtiene shillings and fower pence 
whiche is also in the handes of the saide Willm, deliured to hym by my wief, as also yt doth appere 
by his bUl obhgatorie ; whiche saide some I will yt be payed to the saide Alice and Bridget at the 
daye of theire marriage, or at theire seuerall age of xxiij yeres, yf they be not married before. 
Item I doe giue vnto my ij daughters Mary and Susan to cache of them fiftie poundes a peece, 
to be payed to them by my executors at the daye of theire marriages or at theire seuerall age 
of xxi'' yeres, j'f they be not married before. And yf any of my fower daughters doe departe this 
worlde before their legacies be payable by this my will, That then I will that her or theire parte 
and parts of suche as shall departe be equally devided emonge the residue that o2live of the saide 

1 The first syllable is underlined, and Bud is written above it. The name was, mos probably, Rudland 


iiij™ daughters. Item I doe giue vnto Thomas Hen all and singular suche leace and terme of yeres 
as he hath of me by indenture, accordinge to the purporte and tennure of the same Indenture ; 
And I will hym also to haue yerely other fower lodes wood towards his fuell ou and besides that 
whiche is alreddie graunted to him in his saide lease. Item I giue vnto John Wyntropp my sonne 
all suche Implements and moveable household stuf as hereafter followeth . ffyrst the Seeling in the 
hawle of wainscote rounde aboute the hall in my man'coa house, The wyndowes, portalls and skreenes, 
a frame and a longe table in the saide hawle. Item a fetherbed with a bedsteede in the parlo' wholye 
fumisshed, the Cupboorde there, all the shelves iu the Kitchen Buttrie and backhouse, the leade in the 
back house with all the necessaries there groundefast and nayldfast, the presse in the storehouse and 
in the chamber, all which premisses I will them to John Wyntrop my sonne and to his heires. 
Nevertheless I will them to remayne still there, and that Agnes my wief to haue th'use and occupieng 
of every of them diiring her lyef tyme. Item I doe giue vnto Will'm Wyntropp all my Implements 
and householde stuf whatsoeu they be, now being within my house in Sainte Michaells in Cornehill 
in London, excepted and reseruid to the saide Agnes my wief, the vse hauing and occupieng of them 
diuing her naturall lief, with a Chamber in yt my saide house at all tymes whensoeu she the saide 
Agnes shall come to my saide house in London, with also her deputie or servants with her freely, 
withoute any let or interrupc'on of the said Will'm hys heires or assignes, frely and withoute eny 
monney or charge payeng for them during her lief. And also the best chamber, with all the pewter, 
Brasse, bedding and other necessaries and ymplements there, to be at th'use and occupieng of the saide 
Agnes freely at all tymes at her coming to London, with all the other commodities of the saide house 
to her also as freely as is aforesaide. ffurthermore I will that yf Will'm Wyntropp my sonne his heires 
executors or assigners, John Wyntropp or Adam Wyntropp my sonnes, or any of them, or theire heires 
executors or assignors of any of them, or any other for them, or for either of them, or in eny of 
their names of either of them, or by any by or of theire procurement doe molest or troble Agnes 
my wief her executors or assignes, or doe attempte or otherwyse goe aboute to disproue or adnichillate 
or disanull this my will, in all or eny parte thereof. That then I will that the parte and parte gifts 
and bequests, as well of houses lands and tenements both free and coppie with th'app'^tenn'cs as othe 
moveables and bequests, made and giuen to them, and to them and theire heires, and to the heires of 
eyther of them that soe shall molest or troble Agnes my wief, or attempte or otherwise goe aboute to 
disprove adnichillate or disannl this my saide will, in all or in eny parte therof as is aforesaide, to 
be frustrate and voyde and of none eifecte and to haue noe benifite of this my laste will, but then I 
doe giue all the parte and parts gifts and bequests of hym and them, or made to hym and them and 
theire heires of hym and them that soe shall molest or troble Agnes my wief, her executors or 
assigners, or attempte or otherwise goe aboute to disprove adnichillate or disanull this my will, in all 
or in eny parte thereof as ys aforesaide, vnto Agnes my wief to her heires, executors or assigners, 
eny thing or things contayned in this my will to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided alwayes and 
I will, that yf there be any Article, Worde, clause or sentence in this my laste will that is not or 
be not made pfecte and formall according to the lawe. That then I will that Agnes my wife her 
executors and assignes shall take lerned councell in the lawe, from tyme to tyme to make them pfecte 
and formall acco:ding to the law, and as the said Agnes my wief her executors and assigners and 
her leraed councell in the lawe shall make them ; not altering my legaces and bequests I will to be 
my will and to stande as my laste will and testamente. All the residue of my goods Cattalle, Chattells, 
debtf householde stuf, plate, Juells and all other moveables and vnmoveables whatsoeur they be 
vnbequeathed I doe giue them wholy vnto Agnes my wief, whome I doe ordayne and make my whole 
executrix of this my will. And I will that Eicharde Burde of Ipswiche to be Supervisor of this my 
will. And I doe giue hym for his paynes XL^ And to my syster his wief xx» to make her a Einge. 
And to my sister Whiting other xx'. Witnesses hereunto Thorns Gale, John Spencer, Thomas Osborne, 



Eichard Bronde, and John Warde. ffurthermore I will that Agnes my wief her executors or assignes 
shall saue^ and recouer by the vertue of this my will ; and my myude is yf the saide Willm will not 
and doe not pays at any tyme after this present date of this my will, yf he refuse or denie, or doe 
not paye yt to my saide wief the money of bothe the within written billes which is CC marks, he be 
by the saide Agnes her heires executors or assigners required to paye yt. And after the recouerie 
of yt the saide Agnes her executors or assigners to repaye yt agayne to my saide children, according 
as is menc'oned in this my will. Witnesses G. for Thomas Gale : by me John Spencer . H. by 
me Thomas Osborne a witnes . /,k . for John Warde a witness . ■- by Eicharde Bronde : By 
me Adam Wyntropp. \ 

Probatum fuit hnioi Testamentum coram Magro Waltero Haddon legum Doctore, Curie 
prerogatiue Cant Commissario apud London Decimo Quinto die mensis Januarij Anno Domino MillifnS 
quingentesimo sexagesimo secundo Juramento Stephani Isbourde ais Godfrey procuratoris Agnetis Eelicte 
et executrice in eodem nominat Cui comissa fuit Admiuistraco &c. de bene &c. Ac de pleno Ju"^'". 

Necnon de vero et piano compto. Eeddend. Ad sancta Dei Evangelia Jurat &c. 

P.C.C. 2 Chayre. 

itttbrop lantrs in Kalington, t^mp. ^mt^ ^MM. 

From Harl. MS. 608. 
fo. 6^, 7. 

Com Midd 

Eegister of the Sale of Abbey and other lands, 4 & 5 Phil. <fe Mar. 

in com ^d" 


Terr nup cuiusdm Adame Winthorpe Armiger. 
ffiraS vnius Tenti in Islingtoii cii) gardino adiac 
in tenur' cuiusdm Jacobi Collens p Annul 

EeSd vnius Tent ciS gardinl & horreo seituat in 
le Churchestrete in Islington p'd nup in tenun 
Nichi Bray <k modo in tenura dci' Jacobi Collens 
^ annul 

< Eedd vnius Tent cu) horreo & gardiS adiaceS" 
seituat in le Churchestre'te p'dict nup in tenura 
cuisd' Eobti Sharpe & modo in tenui? p'd Jacobi 
Collens p annul 

xuj^ mj" 

xxxvi^ viii** 


>- xi" 

Eedd vnius claus prat contiS iij acras dc' Atkins' 
prat contiS viij*° acr' Alter* cli' prat voc le Hare 
cont vnam Eod Alter' cli' cont vnam Acr & vnam 
Eod & dimiss3 ^at Jacobo Collens p annul ' 

The pmisses were parcell' of the lands of one Adame Winthorpe Esquyer, but by what tytle 
yt came to the Kinges possessions I knowe not neyther ys there any other lands of the same 
possessions wythin the same towne. 

e2 p me Antho: hayforde deput valent Browne Aud. [ 

[ = deput' Valentini Browne Audit.] I 
xiij° Junij 1558 Willm Ormested one of the M"^^ of the Chuncery 
XX yeres p'chage and not aboue in consyderacon that he ^myseth to 
gyue thys lande to the churche /all to be p^ before Mydsomer next./ 

^ The word "sue" as written above this 


drant of ©roton #lannr to JlJrant ^tntbrop. 


" ¥ Adam Wynthro^ de con sibi & hered. Rex oihihy ad quos ec saltm. Sciatis qS nos p 
Buma quadringentarf ooto librarf octodecim solidorf & trm denaf legalis monete Angi ad manus 
Thes nri Cur nfie Augmentacionu revencionu Corone nre p dilefn nob Adam Wynthropp solut De qua 
quidem sua fatem nos plenarie esse satisfeos & contentat Eundemq, Adam hered & executores suos 
inde acquietatos p pisentes de gra nra spali ac ex eta sciencia & mero motu nris dedim concessini 
ac p psentes dam & concedim^ ^ate Ade Wynthropp totum illud MaSium nrm de Groton in Coin 
nro Suff cum suis juribs membris & ptin uni^sis nup Monas?io de Bury Scl Edmundi in eodem 
Com dudum spectans & ptinen ac pceil possessionu & revencionu ejusdem nup Monas?ij dudum 
existens Aceciam omia & singula mesuagia molendina domos edificia ?ras ten prata pascuas pastur 
redditus revsiones Svicia redditus oSis redditus sice ac redditus sup quibuscumq, dimissionib3 seu 
concessionib} reservat annuitates annuales redditus firmas feod firmas aquas piscarias & piscacoes 
boscos subbosc jampna bruer moras coias vias vacua funda Cur let Cur pficna Vis franc pleg ac 
ofiUa que ad vis franc pleg ptinent seu impostum spectare possuit aut debent nativos & villanos 
cum eorf sequelis feod milit ward maritag escaet relevia heriett nicat tolnet custumas libras warrennas 
bona & catalla waviat exfhier pficna comoditates emolumenta & hereditamenta nfa quecumq, cum 
eorf ptin univsis jacen sive existen in Groton Boxford & Edwardston in dco Coiii nro Suff ac alibi 
ubicumq, in eodem Com dco Manio quoquo modo spectan sive ptinen Aut ut memV pars vel pceft 
ejusdem maaij antehac hit cognit accept usitat reputat dimiss seu locat existen Aceciam advooacoem 
donacoefn ^entacoein libam disposicogm & jus pfonatus Rcorie ecciie de Groton p'diot dco nup 
Monastic dudum spectan & ptinen Aceciam re^sionem & revsiones ^dci Manlij & ce?orC pmisorf cum 
eorf ptiii uni^s Ac totum ilium annun redditum viginti unius libiarf sex solidorf & octo denariorf 
sup dimissione pdci Ma3ij annuatim reservat Ac oiiies & singulos alios redditus revencoes & ce?a 
annualia pficna quecumq, sup pbmiss aut aliqua inde pcella reservat Necon totum ilium boscum nfm 
ciim ptin vocat Growton Wood continen p estimaco§m triginta septem acras jac§n crescen & existen 
in pochia de Groton pidict in dco Corn nro Suff ac dco nup Monastic dudum spectan & ptinen 
Aceciam totum ilium boscum nr'm cum ptin vocat Howewood contineii p estimacoem quatuor acras 
jecen crescen & existen in eadem pochia ac eidem nup Monastia dudum spectan & ptinen Ac omes 
& singulos alios boscos subboscos & arbores nros quoscumq, de in vel sup p^misis aut aliqua inde pcella 
crescen sive existen Ac tot terr fundum & solum eorfdem boscor^' & eor^ cujusit Adeo plene & integre 
ac in tam amplis modo & forma pnt ultimus Abbas del nup Monastij de Bury aut aliquis vel 
aliqui ipdecessorf in jure nup Monastij illius aliquo tempore ante dissolucoem sive sursum reddicoem 
ejusdem nup Monastii vel anteq^m nup monastium illud ad manus nras devenit, 'p^dict manlium 
messuagia tas teii advocacoem ac ceta j^misa aut aliquam inde pcellam huit tenuit vel gavisus fuit 
feuerunt tenueruut vel gavisi fuerunt sue tiere tenere vel gaudere debuit aut debuerunt Et adeo 
plene & integre ac in tam amplis modo & forma put ea om'ia &. singula ad manus nfas rone vel 
^textu dissolucois sive sursum reddicois dci nup monastii aut roiie vel ptextu alicujus Carte doni 
concessionis vel sursum reddicois p dcm nup Abtem & nup Convent dci nup Monastii sub sigillo 
suo Conventuali nob inde confect aut rone vel ptextu alicujus actus parliamenti vel alitf quocumq, 
modo devenerunt seu devenire debuerunt ac in manib} nris jam existunt seu existe debent vel deberent 
Que quidem manium mesuag tre ten ac ceta p'misa cum suis ptin extendunt" ad clarum annun 
valorem viginti unius librar & viginti deUaf decima inde non deduct Hend tenend & gaudend pidict 


maSium mesuag ?as ten prata pascuas pastiir redditus rev'siones Ivicia boscos subbosoos Cur ISt Cur 
pfic franc pleg advocacoem ac ce?a omia & singula p>misa cum eorf ptin univ'sis pfato Ade 
Wynthropp hered & assign suis nuppm Tenend de nofe hered & successoribj n'ris in capite p svicin 
vicesime pattis unius feod militis ac reddenct inde annuatim nob hered & successorib3 nris quadraginta 
duos [? solid] & duos denarios legat monete AngJ ad dcam Cur nram Augmentacionu revencionii Corone 
nre ad festum Sci Michis ArcRi singulis aunis solvend noie decime partis ptausorf ^ omib3 redditibj 
sviciis & demand quibuscumqj ^ inde nob hered vel successorib} n'ris quoquo modo reddend solvend 
seu faciend," &c 

"In cujus rei ec. T 9. apud Westm xxix die Januarij p bra de privato sigillo & de dat ec." 

Patent Roll 35 H. 8. part 14 Memb. 5 (;?!.) 

^Bttkmeitt 0f Clrntnit ^annr, 1557. 

" D^ Licenc alienandi W Adam Wyntrop Sen. Rex & Regina &c OmiB} ad quos &c Saltm 
Soiatis qd nos de Gra n'ra spiali ac ^ novem libris decem solidis & quinq, denarijs noB solutis in 
Hanapio nro Concessim^ & Licericiam Dedim^ ac ^ psentes Concedim^ & Licenciam Dam^ "§ nob hered 
& successorib5 nfm dc§ Regine quantum in nob est Adam Wyntrop Seniori qd ipe Totum illud Maruiu 
suu' de Grotton in Com nro Suff cum suis juribj membris & ptin univsis nup Monastio de Bury Sci 
Edmundi in eodem com' dudum spectaS 5 ptinen ac pcell possessionu & revenconu ejusdem nup 
Monast'ij existen Aceciam omia & singula messuagia tras ten prata pascuas pasturas boscos subboscos 
advocacoes jura jonat reddit revsiones Ivicia cur libtates f ranches ^ficna comoditates & hereditamenta 
quecumg, cum suis singulis ptin trit^ existen reputat cognit sive usitat ut pars pceft sive 
membi' MaSij pdci aut dco maSio aliquo modo spectan sive ptineii Que de nob tenent' in capits 
dare feoiFare alienare vendere & concedere possit aut ^ finem cognosce in cur nfa coram Justic n'rie 
de Banco levand seu quocumg alio modo dilcis nob Simoni Ponder & Johi Ponder Hend <fe Tenend 
eisdem Simoni & Johi & hered suis Ad opus & usum pfati Adam & Agnetis uxis sue ^ t'mino 
vite eof & eof alt'ius dincius viven Et post decessum ipor Adam & Agnetis ad opus & usum 
Johis Wyntrop sc3i genit fit p'^dcof Adam & Agnetis ac hered masculof de corpore ipius Johis 
legittime ^creatis Et ^ defcii talis exit ad opus & usum p'dci Adam & hered suor' imppm de nob 
hered & suocessorib3 n'rm dec Regine p . Svicia inde debita & de jure consueta. Et eisdem Simoni 
<fe Johi Ponder qd ipi pdict manliu mesuagiu trlas ten reddit revsiones ac cetla omia & singula ^missa 
cum ptin a pifato Adam recipe possuit & tenere sibi & assign suis pdoTs ad opus & usus pdict de 
nob hered & sucoessorib5 n'rum dee Regine pdict ^ svicia pdca imppm sicut p>dcm est tenore 
psenciu' similit' licenciam dedim^ ac dam^ spialem nolentes qd p>fati Adam & Agnes aut pdci Simon 
&. Johes Ponder vel hered sui aut pdcus Johes Wyntrop vel hered mascui de corpore suo legittime 
pcreat aut recti hered' pfati Adam imppm rone pmisgor' sive eor' alicujus ^ nos hered vel successores 
n'rm dee Regine Justic Escaetores Vicecomites Ballivos seu alios ministros nros vel dcor" hered 
seu successor' nfm pfate Regine quoscumg, inde occonent' molestent' pturbenf^ vexenf in aliquo seu 
g'ventf^ nee eor" aliquis occonet'" molestef^ pturbet"^ vexef in aliquo seu gvetf^ In cujus rei &c 
T R & R apud Westm scdo die Maij." 

Patent Roll, 4 & 5 P & M., part 11, Memb. 18. 


^Iknation nf O^rotnn ^aitnr, 1594. 

"D- licen alien ^ Jote Wynthropp." 

"Kegina Omlb} ad quos &c Saltm Sciatis qft nos de gra nra spiai ac p sex libris tresdecim 
solidis & quatuor denariis solut Firmar nfis virtute irar^ nrar^ paten concessin] & licentiam dedirS ac 
p nob hered) & successorib} nris quantum in uott est 4) psentes conceding & licenciam daiS Dilco 
not Johi Wynthropp qS ipe Mangr de Groton cum ^tin' ac quinq3 mesuagia tria cotagia octo Gardiua 
octo pomar ducentas acras terr viginti acras prati Centum acras pasture septuaginta acras bosci & 
coiam pasture ^ omib} a\/iis cum ^tin in Groton, Edwardstone & Boxford in Com' nro SuflP Que 
de nob tenentf^ in capite ut dicit' dare possit & concedere alienare aut cognosce ^ finem in Cuf nra 
coram Justic nris de Banco aut aliquo alio mode quocumq, ad libitum ipius Jotis Dilco nob Adamo 
Selye Habend & tenend eidem Adamo ac heredib5 & assign suis imppm de nob heredib} & successoribj 
nfis ^ svicia inde debita & de jure consuet Et eidem Adamo qd ipe p'dict mangr mesuag teri^ 
ten ac ceta omia & singula pmisa supius expssa & spificata cum ptin a pfat Johe recipe possit & 
tenere sibi ac heredib3 & assigii suis de nob heredib} & successorbj nfis ^ Svicia p^dca sicut pdcin 
est imppm tenore p^eucin similit^ licenciam dedim^ ac g nob heredibj & successorib} nfis p'dcis 
dam^ spiaJem Concessim^ eciam ac p nob heredib5 & successorib} nris p psentes concedim^ pfato 
Adamo qd ipe pdict manef mesuag terf ten & cet'a pmissa cum ptiii g finem p>dcm in Cuf p'dca 
concedere possit ^"fato Johi & ilt ei reddere in eadem Cuf habend & tenend eidem Johi ac herebibs 
& assign suis de nob heredib} & successorib} nfis p svicia inde debit & de jure consuet Et eidem 
Johi qd ipe pdict mafier messuag terf teri ac ct'a omia & singula p'missa supius exp'ssa & spificat 
a pfat Adamo ex dca reddicoe ejusdem Adami similit^ cape & recipe possit & tenere sibi ac heredib} 
& assign sais de nob heredib} & successorib} nfis p svicia p'dca sicut p'dcm est imppm tenore p'senciu 
similit^ licen dedim^ ac p nob heredib} & successorib} nfis p^dcis dam'' spialem Nolentes qd p'dcus 
Johes vel heredes sui aut pfat Adamus vel heredes sui rone pmissor' p nos heredes vel successores 
nfos aut p Justic Escaet Vic Ballivos aut alios officiaf seu ministros nfos aut dcore hered vel successor^ 
nfos quoscumq, inde occonenf molestent"^ impetanf vexentf^ in aliquo seu gvent"^ nee eorf aliquis 
occonent' molestet' impetaf vexet' in aliquo seu gvef In cujus ec. T. 9>. apud Westm^ scdo 
die Septembr. 

Patent Eoll, 36 Elizabeth, Part 13, Memb. 31. 

The second Adam Winthrop had entailed the Manor, in 1557, upon his second son, John_ 
The latter, being concerned in a plantation in the South of Ireland, was now about to relinquish 
his life-interest to his younger brother, the third Adam Winthrop, whose only son. Governor John 
Winthrop of Massachusetts, sold Groton in 1631. 



ill of iobn Mintbop of ^gbalroimti, 1615. 

In the name of God. Amen . . . Winthroppe of Aghadowne in the Countye of Cork, gent, 
being in perfect helthe in body and good memory ... be to God therefore doe make and ordayne 
this my laste Will and Testament in manner and fonne .... 

flfirst I bequeathe my Soul to Almightye God hopeing verelye to be saved by the deathe 
and passion of his Sonne Jesus Christe and my bodye to be buryed at the disposition of my 
Executrix. Then I give towards the reliefe of the poore people of the pi'sh of Aghadowne afores** 
the soiTie of sixe pounds sterlinge to be distributed by the discretion of the aforesaid Executrix 
Item I bequeath unto Adam Winthroppe of the Michells, the sofne of tenn pounds sterling. 
Item I give to Elizabeth Winthroppe my daughter 220 pounds sterling & to my dau Anne 
Winthroppe one hundred and fower score pounds sterling for their better preferment to be paid 
unto them and either of them at the dale of their marriage provided that they and eyther of 
them marye by the conseynt and to the lyking of their mother otherwyse my meaning is that 
they or shee that shall marrye without the consent of their mother shall have no parte of the 
foresaid Somes as my gyfte, but do leave them to their fortunes and their mothers favor in that 
kinde. Item I give to Elixabeth my nowe Wyfe daughter of Thomas Powlden deceased all my 
■ houses goods and chattells whatsoever, my Ligasays and funerall expenses to be paid by her and 
allowed and I doe finally make constitute ordayne and appoint my wife Elizabeth daughter to 
Thos. Powlden deceased my sole and absolute Executrix of this my laste Will and Testament and 
doe hereby revoke and disallow all other Wills and Testaments heretofore made or ordayned and 
doe hereby declare them to be absolutely voyde frustrate and of noe effecte. In witness whereof 
I have hereunto put my hande and Seale dated this eight and twentyeth day of March 1613. 
My meaning is that the tenn pounds I have bestowed on Adam Winthroppe and the sise pounds 
•which I have bestowed on the poor shall be paid within three months next after my decease. 

John Winthhopp. 

Signed and sealed in presenc of 
Edward Sponby. 
William Laughlin. 
John Chapman. 

N.B. — Noted in a piece of parchment endorsed "1615. No. 1. — Last Will & Test, of John 
Winthropp of Aghadown in the Co. Cork gent."; but from another document in the envelope it 
would seem that the Will was proved 31 January 1613. Aghadowne, Diocese of Boss. 

The original paper has been pasted upon another papar for presei-vation. The seal is gone 
all but a fragment of the edge. 


ill nf |0bn Mintbojp cf (iroton, 1620. 

Long before John Winthrop quitted England for Massachusetts, and while his father was still 
living, he made a will which, though never proved, has been preserved amongst the family papers 
in America. It is printed in extenso in his Life and Letters, Yol. i. 151, but for the sake of 
convenience and for its Suffolk allusions, an abstract is given in this place. It does not mention 
the entailed lands to which he afterwards succeeded. His second will of 1639 will be found in 
Vol. ii. 250, of that work. 

"In the name of God, amen. This tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord God 1620 
I John AVynthrop of Grotou, in the county of Suffolk, Esquire, being in sound mind and good 
health do make my last will and testament in matter following : — 

First, I commend my soul into the hands of God, who hath called me into this grace 
wherein now I stand and rejoice. My body I yield to the earth. For such temporal goods as 
I shall leave behind me, I commit to the care and disposition of Margaret my wife', [Mr. Adam 
AVinthrop my father, Anne Winthrop my mother] and John Winthrop my son, whom I doe ordain 
executoi-s of this my will. Item, I doe give unto my said- wife all those my lands and tenements 
which I lately purchased of William Forthe of Neyland, gentleman ; vi}, the two tenements and 
sis acres of land, lying by Leven Heath, and ten acres of woodland ; which land and woods are 
called by the several names of Masterman's Cross, Masterman's Grove, Stubbins Cross, Stubbins 
Grove and Homylies Grove ; also one close of pasture-ground, called Little-pond Field, containing 
about eight acres, lying at the end of Neyland Town, towards Buers ; and also three acres of 
meadow lying in Lowe's Meadow, in the parish of Assiugton, just by the said end of Neyland 
Town : all of which are more particularly expressed in a deed of feoffment from the said William 
Forthe to me made, bearing date the twenty seventh day of July, 1617: to have and to hold 
the said tenements, lands, pastures, and woods unto my said wife for term of her life ; and after 
her decease, to remain to Adam my son, and to his heirs. I give unto my said son John all 
that messuage wherein I now dwell, 'together with that indenture of lease which I have in the 
same, and in certain acres of land in Groton being parcel of the rectory of the same parish. 
Item, whereas I have one parcel of land called Upper Crabtreewent, now in the occupation of 
Philip Gostlin the elder, which I have left out of former conveyances that I might lay it unto 
the parsonage of Groton, in satisfaction of the like quantity of land which I have of the same, 
I do hereby admonish my said son that he so dispose hereof as may be best to God's glory and 
the due recompense of the faithful incumbent ; as myself purpose to do, if God spare me life. 

"Item, for Mary ray daughter, I will that my executors shall pay her grandfather Forthe 
his legacy of £240, to be paid her at her age of eighteen years, and withal, I commit her to 
the care of my executors to be well and Christianly educated with such goods as I shall leave 
imto them. Item, I will that my executors shall pay unto Luce Winthrop, my sister, one hundred 
and twenty pounds ; one hundred whereof is due to her upon an agreement between my father 
and me upon the setting over his whole estate unto me. Item, I will that they shall pay unto 
Ezekiel Bonde threescore pounds, which is due to him of such legacies as my father was to pay 
unto him. Item, I will that my sons Henry and Forthe shall be brought up in learning, out of 

' The words ih brackets are partially erased in the original. 


the rents they are to have by the will of their said grandfather Mr. Forthe. My other two sons 
Stephen and Adam I commend to the care of their mother, to be brought up in the fear of God. 
Item, I will that my executors shall pay my son Henry £13 .6.8. yearly out of lands which should 
fall to him by his grandfather Forthe's will at his age of twenty-four years. Item, I make my loving 
wife and John my son executors of this my will ; charging them that my debts may be truly paid ; 
for performance whereof I do give unto my son John the lease of the houses I dwell in, with the 
lands thereunto belonging and therewith occupied. 

"Published in the presence of Henry Winthrop, Samuel Gostlin." 

I Stephen Winthrop of James Streete in Westminster in the Countie of Midd. Esq'^ being 
sieke in bodie but of perfect minde and memorie, revoking and renouncing all former Wills by 
mee heretofore made, doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament as followeth. 
First I giue and bequeath to my well beloved Wife Judith Winthropp All that myne house 
wherein I now dwell, with the houses adioyning lately erected, and all the members and appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging and alsoe my lands tenements and hereditaments in the Cittie of 
Westminster in the Countie of Midd. for and during the term of her natural life, and after her 
decease, then the said premises to come and discend to all my children whoe shall be then liveing 
to be equallie divided amongst them. Alsoe I doe giue and bequeath all the Eest of my Beall 
and Personall Estate to my Executors hereafter named, to be preserved sole or disposed of to and 
for the best advantage vse and behoofe of my Daughters Margarett, Johanna and Judith, and 
such child or children as my saide Wife shall be now great withall and shall be safely delivered, 
to be equally divided amongst them, onlie my Will and Meaning is that my Daughter Margarett, 
shall haue fiftie pounds of lawful money of England more than anie one of the rest of my 
children to buy her a ring, the said Margarett to receive her part or portion when she shall 
attaine to the age of one and twenty yeares or day of marriage, which shall first happen and 
not before, and alsoe the said Johanna to receive her part or portion when she shall attaine to 
the age of twentie and one' yeares, or day of marriage, which shall first happen and not before, 
And alsoe the said Judith to receive her part or portion when she shall attaine the age of 
twentie and one yeares or day of marriage, which shall first happen and not before, and so like- 
wise such child or children which my Wife is now great or pregnant with, all to receive their 
parte or parte portion or portions as the Rest of my children before named are to receive 
theires and noe otherwise. And if it shall happen that anie of my children shall die before they 
shall accomplish the age of one and twentie years or day of marriage, then my Will is that 
his, her, or theire parts or portions shall be equallie divided amongst the Eest of my children 
which shall surviue, and my Will and meaning is that if it shall happen that all my said 
children but one shall die before they attaine the age of twentie and one yeares or dayes of 
marriage That then my Executors to pay or cause to be payd vnto my Nephew Adam Winthrop 
son of my Brother Adam Winthrop deceased one hundred pounds of lawful monie of England to 
be deducted out of my estate, And also to the children of my Brother Deane Winthop 
fiftie pounds of lawful English money to be equally divided amongst them, to be alsoe deducted 
out of my estate. And alsoe to my Brother Samuel Winthrops children fiftie pounds of lawful 
English monie to be equally divided amongst them. And alsoe to my halfe Brother John Winthropp's 
children fiftie pounds of lawfull EngUsh monie to be equally divided amongst them. And if it shall 


happen that all my saide children shall die before they shall attaine to the age of twenty and one 
yeares or dayes of marriage that then my Will and meaning is that my lands tenements and heredita- 
ments except my fee farme rents shall come and discend vnto my saide Cozen or Nephew Adam 
Winthrop after the decease of my said Wife, and that my Personal Estate and fee farme rents to be 
divided as followeth, videlicet, to my said Wife five hundred poundes of lawful English monie To my 
Brother Deane Winthrops children three hundred pounds of lawfull monie of England to be equally 
divided amongst them if the said children of my said Brother Deane have not received the said 
Summe before mentioned of fiftie pounds, which if they shall have soe received. That then they 
shall haue but two hundred and fiftie pounds and noe more, and to my Brother Sajmuells Children 
two hundred pounds of lawfull monie of England if they haue not received the summe of fifty 
pounds abouesaid, which if they shall haue received the said summe then they to haue but one 
hundred and fiftie pounds and noe more to be equally divided amongst them. And alsoe to my 
halfe Brother John Winthropps children two hundred pounds of lawfull English monie to be 
equally divided amongst them if they haue not received the fiftie pounds soe giuen to them as 
aforesaid, which if they haue received the said summe as abouesaid then they to haue but one 
hundred and fiftie poundes and noe more, to be equallie divided amongst them, and fiftie pounds 
to my Cozen Mary Eaineborowe Daughter of my Brother in lawe William Eaineborowe Esquire, of 
good and lawful monie of England, and to my Cozin Judith Chamberlaine Daughter of my Brother 
in lawe John Chamberlaine Esquire fiftie pounds of lawfull money of England, and to the Poore of 
Boston in New England one hundred pounds of lawful money of England vpon condition that the 
Inhabitants of Boston aforesaid doe build and erect a Tombe or Monument, Tombes or Monuments, 
for my deceased father and Mother vpon theire Grave or Graves of fiftie pounds value att the 
least, whoe now lyeth buried att Boston aforesaid, according to the love and honour they bore to 
him and her in theire lifetime. And further my Will and meaning is that my said Wife shall 
haue the breeding vpp of my said children vntill they accomplish the age of twenty and one 
yeares or dayes of marriage, if my said wife continue unmarried, she having the vse of theire 
parts or portions for theire education. But if she hereafter marry that then she to haue nothing 
to doe with anie of my Estate but what is before giuen her as her legacies nor with the education 
of my saide children, but the same wholy to be lefte to my other Executors onlie to perform 
this my last Will and Testament and to see my said children well educated and not to be 
wronged. And lastly I doe make and ordaine my said Wife Judith Winthropp, my said Brother 
in lawe John Chamberlaine Esquire and Thomas Plampyon Gent my sole Executors of this my last 
Will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and scale the third day 
of May in the yeare of our Lord according to the computation now vsed in England, one thousand 
six hundred fiftie and eight 1658. S. Winthrop. 

Signed and sealed in the presence of Leo Chamberlaine, Elizabeth Balldrey, The mark 
of X Clement Ragg. 

This Will was Proved at London y" nyneteenth day of the moneth of August in the yeare 
of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fiftie and eight before the Judges for Probate of Wills 
and granting Administrations lawfully authorized by the Oaths of Judith Winthropp and John 
Chamberlain, two of the Executors named in the above written Will, to whom Admon of all 
and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was graunted and committed, 
they being first legally sworne truely and faythfully to administer the same, power being nevertheless 
reserved to Thomas Plampyon Esquire the other Executor to make like Probate and graunt like 
Administration when he shall come and in legal manner desire the same. 

P.C.C. 418 WoottOE. 


mtljrup fSrass in (Btotan €\imctL 

"Here lyeth M"^ Adam Winthrop Lorde and patron of Groton, whiche Departed owt of this 
worlde this ix day of November in the yere of cure Lorde God MCCCCOLxij." 

"The above plate, removed at some remote period from the grave in this Chancel, of Adam 
Winthrop Esq, first lord of this manor and patron of this church after the Keformation, 
and long in the possession of his family in America, was restored in 1878 by the Hon. 
Eobert C. Winthrop of Boston in New England, his descendant in the eighth generation." 

Beneath the escutcheon on the Winthrop tomb outside the Chancel : — 

Coelum Patria Christus Via. 
Hie jacet corpus Adami Winthrop Ar: filij 
Adami Winthrop Armigeri qui hnjus Ecclesise 
Patroni fuerunt et Dni Manerij de Groton. 
Prsedictus Adamus filius uxorem duxit Annam 
Filiam Henrici Browne de Edwarduston per 
Quam habuit unum filium et quatuor filias. 
Hanc vitam transmigravit Anno Dni 1623. 
./Etatis suEe 75. Anna vero uxor ejus obijt 

1629. Hie quoqne consepulta est. 
Beati sunt pacifici nam ii Dei filij 

arriagc ^^ttknient of i^b0masme Clnjtitnn, 1615. 

Patent Soil. 13 Jas., 28tk part, No. 21. 

D licen' Alien' in1? Winthroppe et Clopton. 
Kex Oniib} ad quos &c. Saitm. Soiatis qd nos de gra nra spiali ac p centum solidis solut 
ffirmar nrls virtute Irar*^ nrar' paten concessim' & licenciam dedim' ac ^> nob heredib} ck success' 
nrls quantum in nob est p psentes concedim & licenciam dam' ditcis nob Johi Winthroppe seniori 
Armigo & Adamo Winthroppe Armigo qS ipi Matim de Groton cum' ptin ac quinqs mesuag tria 
cotag' octo gardin' octo pomai? ducentas acras tre' viginti acras p^ti centum acras pastur' septuaginta 
acras bosci <fe coiam pastui' p omibs anils cum ptin' in Groton Edwardston <& Boxford Necnon 
AduocacoBm Ecoiie de Groton Com nro Suff Que de nob tenent"" in Capite vt dicit" dare possuit & 
concedere alienare aut cognosce p finem vel p recupacoem in Cui^ nra coram Justic nrls de Banco 
aut aliquo alio modo quocumqs ad libit ipore Johis et Adami dilcis Willo Clopton Juniori Armigo 
& Willo iforthe geiioso, habend & tenend eisdem WiHo & Witto ac hered & assign' ipius WiHi Clopton 
ad opus & vsum pdci Johis Winthropp ac heredum suor® quousq5 maritagm int^ ipfn Johem k 
Thomazinam Clopton filiam Wifti Clopton senioris Armigi hit & solempnizat® fult. Et post 

1 Tlie Winthrop glass in Groton Church is of the present century, but there exist several fragments of ancient 
glass with Winthrop Arms, which are beUeved to have come from the Church or Manor House. 


maritagm pdict hit & solempnizat" fult tunc ad opus & vsus sequen'' videlt de p'^ soitu pdci manij 
& duab3 parcellis tre vocat Groaton hall feild vnl parcell vocat Perryfeild cum structur' supinde 
nup erect duab} parcell vocat hogwent & Mellfeild tribs parcellis vocat greate Collyns & vir prat 
continent tresdecim acras cum ptin omib) in tenui? Plii Gosling seniori existen vno mesuagio & 
quinqs acras tre' parceit de lyttle Collyns in tenur^ Jotiis Eawling Senioris & duab3 parcell tre 
continen' decern acras in occupacoe Thome Beamont ac vn parcell p"ti & pasture continen octo acras 
in occupacoe Johis Snelling & parcell bosci vocat^ Muchfeild grove cum ptin^ parcell pmissorf pdcorf 
existen' ad opus & vsum pdci JoRis Winthroppe duran' vita sua & postea ad opus & vsum pSce 
Thomazine dui-an' vita sua. Et postea de & p omibj iii tern & ten' pmencont in tenur' pScorf 
Johis Eawling Johis Snelling &, Thome Beamont ac de & greate Collins pdict cum ptin^ ad opus 
ife vsum pfati Johis Winthropp & tat exit mascut quat ^creabit de corpore pdce Thomazine Necnon 
de & p pdict scit pdci maniJ ac oiiiib} al terr^ & ten^ pmencoat cum ptin' ad opus & vsum 
pdci Johis Winthropp ac heredum suorf masculorf pcreat de corpore Marie nup vxis ipius Johis 
remaner" inde hered de corpore eiusdem Jotiis remaner'^ inde vltius hereS ipius Johis Winthropp 
imppin Ac de & g ten® in occupacoe Henr® Sand Ciici voc Wrightf in le ffenn & quibusdam parcell 
tre^ p'^ti & pastur® continen® sexdecim acras cum ptin® in tenur^ ipiiis Henr'^ parcel! eciam gmissf 
existen ad opus & vsum pdci Johis Winthropp ,p vita & postea ad opus & vsum exit® mascul quam 
idem Johes pcreabit sup corpus pdce Thomazine. Ac de & p trib} claus vocat^ howefeild & palne 
continen® quadraginta acras ac duab3 Perryfeildf continen® sexdecim acras cum duob} cotagiis in 
eisdem edificat. bosco vocat Salmons Wood continen® viginti acras duob^ cotagiis in tenur® Jaspi 
Riddesdalle & Henr Surrey senioris & parcell tre vocat Vpp Crabtree Wente cum ptin (similit parcell 
praissorf pdeore existen pdco Johi Winthropp ac hereft suis mascut pcreat sup corpus pdce Marie 
nup vxTs eius remaner® inde here4 de corpore ipius Johis remaner® inde vltius rcis hered eiusdem 
Johis Wynthropp imppm. Necnon de & p tot® resiS omi & singulorf jJmissorf pdcorp cum ptin^ ad 
opus & vsum pdci Johis Winthropp ac heredum suorf masculorf pcreat sup corpus pdce Marie nup 
vxis eius. Tenend! de nob heredib} & success nris p sviicia inde debita & de iure consuet®. Et 
eisdem Wilto Clopton Juniori & Wiito fforthe qd ipi pdict maner® mesuag terr® ten° & ceta pmissa 
cum ptin a pfat Jotie Winthropp & Adamo recipe possint & tenere sibi ac heredibs & assign® ipius 
Witti Clopton Junioris ad sepat vsus pdict de nob heredib) & success nris p suicia pdca sicut pdcm 
est imppin tenore psencm simitit licenciam dedim^ ac p nob heredib} & successorib} nris pdcis dam® 
spialem. Nolentes qS pdci Johes Winthropp & Adamus vel heredes sui aut pfat Wilts Clopton 
Junior & Wilts fforthe vel hered! ipius Willi Clopton roiie pmissorp p nos heredes vel successores nros 
aut p Justic Escaetores Vicecomites Balliuos aut alios Officiar® seu ministros nros aut dcore heredum 
vel successorj iiror® quoscumq5 inde occonenf molestent' impetant"^ vexenf in aliquo seu gnenf 
nee eorf aliquis occonef molestet"^ impetaf vexef in aliquo seu gnef. In cuius rei &c. T. R. 
apud West ill prims die Septembiis. 

For very numerous wills, pedigrees, and other evidences connected with the knightly family 
of Clopton of Suffolk see " Harvey's Visitation of Suffolke, 1563," edited by Joseph Jackson 
Howard, ll.d. Maltravers' Herald Extraordinary. 


The Pedigrees here printed are derived from the following sources of information: — 

1. Wills, Administrations, Parish-Kegisters, and other contemporary records. 

2. The Diary of the third Adam Winthrop (1595-1610), and the account of his family 
compiled by him, known as the "Latin Pedigree." 

3. The mass of Winthrop family-papers preserved in New England, selections from which 
have been in course of publication from 1825 to the present time, and now comprise two volumes 
of Winthrop's Journal (or History of N.E.), edited by the late Hon. James Savage, two volumes 
of the "Life and Letters of John Winthrop" (1587-1649) edited by the Hon. Eobert C. Winthrop, 
six volumes of miscellaneous selections, edited by Committees of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, and much additional matter of importance scattered through other publications of the 
same Society. 

The Pedigrees have also been collated with the Suffolk Visitation of 1612 ; with the two 
Harleian MSS. in the British Museum, numbered respectively Harl. MS. No. 1820, fo. 16'' (date 
1611), Harl. MS. No. 1560 (date, seventeenth century); with the pedigree compiled by John 
Winthrop, F.R.S., in 1742; with the pedigree filed in the College of Arms in 1768 by Benjamin 
Winthrop, Governor of the Bank of England, and numbered C. 6. D. 14. The two last-named 
docmnents, however, abound in errors and omissions, which is the case with most genealogies of 
the Winthrop family, whether in print or manuscript. 

The Editor thankfully records his obligations to Mr. Eobert C. Winthrop, Jun., of Boston, 
U.S.A., for much valuable information concerning the different branches of his family, for much 
assistance in compiling the pedigrees, and for transcripts of ancient documents still in the possession 
of himself or his kinsmen on the other side of the Atlantic. 



®EmtI)rop of (groton. to, g»uffolfe. 

[Issue known to have died in childhood are not included in this Pedigree.] 

Adam Winthrop of Lavenham, co.^Suffolk, 1498,=f Joane, dau. of ... Burton,=i=Jolin Ponder of Laveuham, clotliworker, 2nd husband. 

devisee of her second hus- I P.C.C., 30 Ayloffe, 5 June 1520; probate 4 July 1520 ; 

1st husband ; described as of Groton in the 
Visitation pedigrees, Harl. MS., No. 1820, &c. 

band, 1520. 

i- I P. 

bur. by the Cross in Lavenham church y"*." See Ponder. 

to be 

Alice, dau. of= 
. . . Henny, 1st 
wife ; m. in 
London, 16 
Nov. 1527 ; d. 
25 June 1533. 

Adam Winthrop, Citizen and Clothworker of London,= 
and afterwards of Groton in co. Suffolk, Esq. ; born 
at Lavenham 9 Oct. 1498 ; Free of the City of 
London 1526 ; had grant of Groton Manor 1544 ; 
I inscribed 'Armiger' by K. Edward VI. in 1548. 
Master of the Clothworkers' Company 1551. D. 
9 Nov. 1562. Will P.C.C, 2 Chayre, 20 Sept. 1562, 
prob* 15 Jan. Monumental Brass in Groton chancel. 

1. AUce, eld. dau., b. 15 Nov. 1539 ; 
m. 12 June 1563 Sir Thos Mildmay 
(s. of Wm Mildmay afores") & d. 
8 Nov. 1607 ; having had issue, 
inter al., Sir -Henry Mildmay of 
Graces, K', the distinguished 
soldier. See Mildmay 

2. Bridget, 2d dau., b. 
3 May 1543 ; m. Roger 
Alabaster of Hadleigh, 
CO. Suff., & d. 4 Nov. 
1614 ; had issue, inter 
al., WmAlabaster.D.D., 
the poet and dramatist. 
See Alabaster. 

= Agnes, dau. of Robert Sharpe= * illiam Mildmay of 

of Islington, co. Midd., Gent., 
2nd w., m. in London 20 July 
1534 ; remar. William Mildmay 
at Groton 1563 ; his 2d wife ; 
d. 13 May 1565 ; no issue by 
second marriage. See Sharpe. 

Springfield, co. Essex, 
Gent, (father of Sir 
Thomas Mildmay of 
Barnes, co. Essex, by 
his 1st wife). Will 
P.CC, 10 Holney, 
13 Feb. 1570, proved 
24 Feb., names Win- 
throps, &c. 

... ux. Richard 
Burd of Ips- 
wich ; she and 
her husb'i de- 
visees of Adam 
Winthrop in 

3. Mary, 3d dau., b. 1 Mar. 
1544 ; mar. 1st William 
Celie of London, & 2d Ab- 
raham Vesey of Ipswich, 
yeoman ; having had issue 
by both marriages. See 

4. Susan, 4th dau., b. 10 Dec. 
1552, d. 9 Aug. 1604, having 
m. . . . Cottie, believed to have 
Leen Dr. John Cotta, author 
of a work on Witchcraft. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas=f=2. John Winthrop, 2d son ;^ 
Powldeu of Rathgogan, 
CO. Cork ; executrix and 
aUedged 2d wife ; so styled 
in husband's will and else- 
where, but validity of 
marriage doubtful. She 
d. before 1638, having m. 
2d Tho^ Nott of co. Sur- 
rey, Gent., afterwards of 
CO. Cork. 

b. 20 Jan. 1546 ; of Groton 
Manor&afterof Aghadowne, 
CO. Cork, Gent. ; long sepa- 
rated from his 1st wife, 
but ? if divorced ; sold Gro- 
ton Manor to his brother & 
nephew 1609. Will, Record 
0., Dublin, 28 March 1613, 
d. 26 July 1613. 

I ' 

Benjamin Winthrop, living A° 1582 ; d. in boyhood. 

^Elizabeth, dau. of Ro- 
bert Risby of Thorpe 
Morieux, co. Suff., 
Gent. ;m. 6Feb. 156f 
She m. 2 Reynold 
Braunch ; mar. Uc. 
Cur. Ep. Lond., dated 
8 July 1617 ; died at 
Southwark 1637. See 

Alice, 1st wife,=3. Adam Winthrop,= 
da. of William 3d son ; b. 10 Aug. 
Still of Gran- 1548 ; of Edwards- 
tham in co. Lin- tone & after of Gro- 
coln, & sister of ton, Esq. ; lawyer and 
Dr. John Still, County .Magistrate. 
Bishop of Bath For his Diary see 
and Wells ; m. " Life and Letters of 
16 Deo. 1574 ; d. John Winthrop ; " 
s.p. 24Dec. 1579. tomb in Groton 
See Still. churchyard 28 March 


John, of Aghadowne, co. Cork ; b. before 
'. marriage ; d. unm. 1634. 

Elizabeth, d. before 1613 ; m. before 
1638 Peregrine Banister, Esq, 

Anne, b, before 1613, m. before 
1638 Henry Hoskins, Gent. 

Anne, dau. & 
coheir of Hen- 
ry Browne of 
in CO. Suffolk, 
clothier ; 2d 
wife ; m. 20 
Feb. 1579 ; d. 
19 April 1629. 
See Tkownb. 

, John Winthrop, b. 12 Jan. 1587, 
'' >\ of Groton Manor, co. Suff., Esq., 
& afterward of Boston in New 
England ; Governor of Massa- 
chusetts. See Pedigree A. 

Anne, b. 16 Jan. 1585 ; m. 25 Feb. 
1604 Thomas Fones of London 
& d. 16 May 1619. He renupt 
Priscilla, relict of Bezaleel Sherman 
of Ipswich. See Fones. 

Jane, b. 14 June 1592 ; 
m. 3 Jan. 1612 Tho^ 
Gostlin of Groton, Clo- 
thier ; d. 16 May 1656, 
leaving issue. 

Lucy, b. 9 Jan. i600, m, 10 April 
1622 Emmanuel Downing of the 
Inner Temple, Gent, (whose 1st w. 
had been da. of Sir James Ware) ; 
she d. 19 April 1679 ; had issue, 
inter al., Sir Geo. Downing, Bart. 
See Downing. 

1. William Winthrop, eldest son, of St. Michael's, Cornhill, London ; friend and correspondent="[=Elizabeth, dau. of ... Norwood 
of Foxe the Martyrologist ; b. 12 Nov, 1529 ; died 2 March 1582. of Kent ; died 2 June 1578. 

1, JoshuaWinthrop,eldest=j=Anne, dau. of 2. Adam Winthrop, 2d son, bapt.= 

son, bapt. 10 July 1559 ; Vincent Nor- 

of London & afterward of rington of Lon- 

the parish of Kilbrogan, don, mercer, m. 

Bandon, Ireland ; d. 1626. before 1603. 

7 Dec. 1561 ; of London & after- I 
ward of the Michells near Ban- 
don ; devisee of his uncle John | 
Winthrop 1613 ; d. 1634. 

=Jane, dau. of William 
CO. Suffolk ; m. in 
London 1599 ; of Cork, 
1637. See Hilles. 

Joshua Winthrop of the Michells near 
Bandon 1626 ; supposed father of a Ste- 
phen Winthrop living at Bandon 1658, 
but of this no proof. See Pedigree D. 

John Winthrop, bapt. in London, 
21 Aug. 1603 ; believed to have d. 
young, as his mother & sister ad- 
ministeredhis father's estate in 1634. 

Elizabeth Winthrop, 
unmarried in 1 637. 

Elizabeth, eld. dau. 
bapt.24 April 1569; 
m. Humphrey Mun- 
ninge, M.A., Rector 
of Hrettenham, co. 
Suffolk. Her will, 
Arch., Sudbury, is 
dated 8 March 1624; 
prob. 17 Oct. 1631. 
See MuNNiNO. 


Sarah, bapt. 
19 Aug. 1571; 
mar. i6 Feb. 
1595 John 
Frost of Bury 
St. Edmund? ; 
d. Oct. 1603. 





laattttljrop of Boston in JBteto enslanli. 

Martha, dau. of Capt. William Rainsborough,=T=Mary, only child of John= 

R.N., sister of Cols Tho» & W" Rainsborough 
of the Parliamentary army & widow of 
Thomas Coytmore of Boston, 4th wife. M. 
Gov. Winthrop Dec. 1647, and 3dly in 1652 
John Coggan of Boston. 

Joshua, b. 12 Dec. 1648, d. young. 

Forth of Great Stam- 
bridge, co. Essex, Gent,, 
&granddau. of Wn>Forth, 
Esq., of Butley Abbey, 
lst,w., m. 16 Mar. 1605; 
d. ^26 June 1615. See 


John Winthrop, see Fed. A.- 
Only son of 3d Adam W., b. 
12 Jan. 1587. - Of Grotou, co. 
Suff., afterward Gov. Massa- 
chusetts Bay Colony. See his 
"Life & Letters" in 2 vols. ; 
d. in Boston 26 Mar. 1649. 

^ I 1. John Win- 

\ tjirop, eldest 

■^ son, b. at Gro- 

ton 15 Feb. 

1606.- See 

Pedigree B. 

2. Henry Winthrop,= 
2d son ; bapt. 20 Jan. 
1607 ; a planter in 
Barbadoes 1627-28. 
Drowned in New 
England 2 July 1630. 

'Elizabeth, his cousin^ dau. of 
Thomas Fones ; m. in London 
25 April 1629 ; m. 2d in N.E. 
Robert Feake of Watertown, 
Mass., & 3d W illiam Hallett 
of Long Island, N.Y. 


3. Forth Winthrop, 
3d son ; b. 30 Dec.^ 
1609 ; of Emmanuel 
College, Cambridge ; 
bur. at Grotou 28 
Nov. 1630, unm. 

=Thomasine, dau. of^Margaret, dau. of 
William Clopton, Sir John Tyndal 
Esq., of Castleins, of Great Maple- 
co. SufE., 2d wife, sted, co. Essex, 
M. 6 Dec. 1615 ; d. Knt., Master in 
s.p. 8 Dec. 1616 ; Chancery, 3d 
bur. in Groton wife. M. 29 Ap, 
chancel. 1618 ; d. at Bos- 

ton in New Eng' 
See Tyndal, 

lHary, b. 1612; m. circa 
1632 Eev. Samuel Dudley, 
eld. son of Thomas Dud- 
ley,Gov. of Massachusetts; 
d. 12 April 1643, leaving 
issue ; his 1st wife. 

Martha Johanna, only child ; b. 9 May 1630 ; m. Thomas Lyon of Stamford, 
Connecticut ; his 1st wife ; died circa 1650, leaving one daughter. 

4. Stephen Winthrop,= 
4th son; b. at Groton 
24 Mar. 1618. Re- 
corder of Boston, 
N.E., & after Col. in 
the Parliamentary 
army, & M.P. for 
Banff & Aberdeen ; 
d. in London, 1658. 

•Judith, dau. 
of Capt. Wm 
ough & sister 
of her hus- 
band's step- 
mother ; m. 
in or before 

5. Adam Winthrop, 5th son ;=f=Elizabeth, dau. 6. Deane Winthrop, 6th son,=pSarah,dau. of 

b. at Groton 7 April 1620. 
Of Boston, N.E.,& Governor's 
Island ; d. in Boston, Aug. 24, 
1652. He m. 2d Elizabeth, 
dau. of Capt. Tho* Hawkins, 
widow of Nath' Louey & after 
wife of Major John Richards. 
She d. 1691, s.p. 

Margaret, b. circa 
1656 ; m. 1st 29 
Jan. 1676 Henry 
Ward of London, 
frame-work knit- 
ter, & 2d Capt. 
Edmund Willey, 
& by him had issue. 

Judith, b. 
1658, m. 
July 1677 
of London, 
ker ; died 

— r-r-r-i 
Four sons & 
two dau', d. 
in infancy or 
early child- 
hood, some 
of whom 
were buried 
at Groton, 

of Rev. Jose 
Glover & sister 
of the wife of 
Deane Win- 
throp ; m. Feb. 
1642 ; died 

b. at Groton 16 Mar. 1632. 
Instrumental in founding, 
what are now the towns of 
Groton & Winthrop, Mass, ; 
d. 16 March 1704. Hem. 2d 
Martha, widow of Capt. John 
Mellows of Boston. She d. 

ver & step- 
dau. of Rev. 
Henry Dun- 
ster. 1st w. ; 
m. before 
1648; d. be- 
fore 1684. 

Adam Winthrop, only=f=Mary, dau. of Col. 

child, b. at Boston 15 
Oct. 1647. Harv.CoU.- 
1668. In early life a 
merchant at Bristol, 
England. Member of 
Council of Mass., d. in 
Boston 3 Aug. 1700. 

Luttrell of Bris- 
tol, England. She 
m. 2d Col. Joseph 
Lynde of Charles- 
town, Massachu- 
setts ; & d. 1715. 

Josfe,onlyson,b.3 May 1666; 
d. unm. 13 Nov. 1702. 

Margaret, b. 1660, m. Jon- 
athan Grover of Boston & 
had issue. 

Elizabeth,' b. 1613 ; m. 
Capt. Sam' Kent & d. s.p. 

7. Samuel 
7th son ; bt 
28 Aug. 
1627. Be- 
came a 
planter in 
Antigua. iSee 

Priscilla, b. 1669, 
m. Eliab Adams 
& had issue, 

Mercy, b. 1673, 
m. 11 Jan. 1700 
Atherton Hough 
of Boston & had 
issue ; d. 1702. 

Adam Winthrop, only son, b. in Bristol 3 March 1676. Harv. Coll. 1694.= 
Member of Council of Mass. Chief Justice Court of Common Pleas, 
Col. of the Boston regiment ; d. in Boston 2 Oct. 1743. 

=Anne, dau. of Col. John 
Wainwright of Ipswich, 
Mass. M. 1700, d. 1755. 

Mary, b. in Boston 9 May 1683 ; m, 
1703 Col. John Ballantine of Boston; 
d. 17 Oct. 1739, leaving issue. 

1. Adam, eldest son, b. in 
Boston 12 Oct. 1706. 
Harv. CoU. 1724 ; d. s.p. 
in Boston 12 Dec. 1744. 
=Mary, dau. of Hugh 
Hall of Boston. She d. 
1790, having m. 2d Wil- 
liam Wentworth of N.H. 

Rebecca, d. of= 
James Towns- 
end of Boston, 
step-dau. of 
Rev. Chas 
Chauncy ; 1st 
wife ;m.l746; 
d. 1753. 

=2. John Winthrop, 2d son, b. in"-=Hannah, da. 

Boston 19 Dec. 1714. Harv. Coll. of Thomas 

1732. Many years Professor at Fayerweather 

Harvard. A distinguished astro- & widow of 

nomer & man of science. Member FarrTolman 

of Council of Massachusetts ; of Boston ; 

LL.D. & F.R.S. ; d. in Cam- 2d w. ; m. 

bridge, Mass., 3 May 1779. 1756 ; d. 1790, 

3. Samuel Winthrop, 
3d son ; b. 13 June 
1716 ; Clerk Mass. 
Sup. Court ; d. s.p. 
5 July 1779. 

Anae,b. 9 Aug. 1709, 
m. Benji Pemberton 
of Roxbury & d. s.p. 

Lucy, b. 22 Aug. 1721 ; 
m. George Jaffrey, Trea- 
surer of New Hampshire 
k d. s.p. 1776. 

Mary, b. 22 March 1725 ; 
m. Capt. John Phillips of 
BostonJ& d. 1794, leaving 
one dau. 

1, John Winthrop, eldest son,=j=Sarah, dau. of 2. Adam Winthrop, 2d son. 

b. 17 Sept. 1747. Harv. Coll. 
1765. ftlerchant of Boston & 
Mem. Legislature of Mass. ; d, 
12 Feb. 1800. 

Isaac PhiUips b. 27 Nov. 1748. Harv. Coll. 
of Boston, m. 1767. Drowned at sea 4 Feb. 
1776, d. 1800. 1774, unm. 

3. James, 3d son, b, 28 Mar. 1752. 
Harv. Coll. 1769 ; wounded at 
Bunker Hill. Judge Middx. Court 
of Pleas. LL.D. ; d. unm. in Cam- 
bridge, Sep. 26, 1821. 

4. William, 4th son, b. 19 
Aprill753. Harv. CoU. 1770. 
State Senator of Mass. ; d. 
unm. in Cambridge, Mass. 
5 Feb. 1825. 

Sarah, b. 17 Oct. 1779 : m. 1798 James 
Andrews, merchant of Boston, and d. 
12 Nov. 1862 ; left numerous issue. 
Her 3d son, WilUam, assumed the name 
of Winthrop ; m. 1848 Emma, dau. of 
Sir W>» Curtis, Bart. ; was many years 


1. John Winthrop, eldest=j=Anne Halsey, 

son, b. 21 Feb. 1778. 
Harv. Coll. 1796. Of 
Boston & of Faton Rouge, 
Louisiana ; d. in Baton 
Rouge 21 July 1819. 

dau. of Col. 
of Dorchester, 
Mass., m. 
1801, d. 1813. 

2. Adam, 2d son, b. 19 
May 1781. Harv.CoU. 
1800. Clerk U.S. 
District Court in La ; 
d. unm. in N. Orleans 
25 Nov. 1846. 

3. Charles, 3d son, b. 13 
Mar. 1791 ; of Boston, bar- 
rister ; d. unm. at Keeue 
N.H., 4 May 1885. 

Harriet, b. 15 Apr, 1788 ; 
d. unm. 9 Feb. 1782, 

=f-Rev. Thomas John Winthrop, only son, b. in Boston 1809. Brown Uni-=Sarah Catharine, 
Vernon of versity 1828. Of New Orleans & Newport, R.I. Col. of dau. of L. H. Gale 

Newport, E.I. Louisiana Militia ; d. s.p. March 12, 1886. Last descendant of New Orleans, 
in the male Une of Gov. John Winthrop by his 3d wife. 

AnnetteHalsey=f=John James De 

Winthrop, b. 
1806 ; d. 1884. 

Wolf, M.D., of 
Providence, R, I. 




aiSamtbrop of iSeto bonbon. 

Martha, dau. of Thomas Fones=John Winthrop, eld. son of Gov. John Winthrop of Masa, (See Ped, 

of London, 1st wife ; m. at 
Groton 8 Feb. 1630 ; d. at 
Ipswich, Mass., 1634, without 
surviving issue. She was first 
cousin to her husband and 
sister of the wife of his brother 
Henry Winthrop. 


b. 12 Feb. 1606 ; Trin. Coll., Dublin. Barrister Inner Temple. Served 
in expedition for relief of Rochelle, Followed his father to New England 
1631. Founded Ipswich, Mass., Saybrook & New London, Conn. Agent 
of Connecticut at Court of Charles II. Governor of Connecticut 1657- 
1676. An early and active Fellow of the Royal Society, and one of the 
most accomplished scholars of his time. Of Boston, Mass , & Hartford 
and New London, Conn. ; d. at Boston 5 April, 1676. For very 
numerous letters of his, see the " Life and Letters " of his father, and 
Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections, series 5, vol. viii. 

^Elizabeth, dau. of Edmund Reade 
of Wickford, co. Essex, sister of 
Col. Thomas Reade of the Parlia- 
mentary army, & step-daughter of 
the Rev. Hugh Peter ; 2d wife ; 
m. in England 1635 ; d. at Hart- 
ford, Conu., 24 Nov. 1672. For 
repeated references to her, see the 
letters of Rev. Roger WiUiams. 

Elizabeth, b. 24 July 1636 ; m. 1st 
1658Rev. Antipas Newman of Wen- 
liam ; 2d, 1678, Zerubbabel, 2d son 
of Gov. John Endicott ; d. Dec. 7, 
1716, leaving issue by 1st marriage. 

— I 1 

Mary, d. Lucy, b. 28 Jan. 1640 ; 

young. m. 1660 Maj. Edward 

Palmes of New London, 

his 1st wife ; d. 24 Nov. 

1676, s.p. 

Margaret, b. 1646 ; m. 
1665 John Corwin of 
Salem ;d. 30 Nov. 1711, 
leaving issue. 


Martha, 3d w. of 
Hon. Richard 
Wharton of Bos- 
ton ; d. 27 Sep.. 

Jn" Richards of 
Boston; m.l Sep. 
1692 ; d. s.p. 27 
June 1704. 

1. Johii Winthrop, eld. son, surnamed Fitz-=rElizabeth, d. Mary,dau.ofHon.=f=2. WaitStillWinthrop,2dson,b.atBoston=Katharine, dau. of 

John, b. at Ipswich, Mass., 14 Mar. 1638. Cap- 
tain in army of Gen. Monk. After m service 
of Connecticut. Major-General commanding 
expedition against Canada 1690. Agent at 
Court of WilUam & Mary. Governor of Conn. 
1697-1707; d. at Boston 27 Nov. 1707. 

of George 
Tongue of 
b. 20 Octi- 
1653, d. 25 
April 1731. 

William Browne 
of Salem, Mass., 
1st wife ; d. in 
Boston 14 June 
1690 ; aged 34. 

Mary, only child, m. 1701 Col. John Livingston, eld. son of Rob' Livingston 
of Albany ; his 1st w. She d. at Uncasville, near NewLondon, 8 Jan. 1713, s.p. 

27 Feb. 1642. Chief Justice of Massa- Hon. William Brat- 

chusetts & Major Gen. of the Provincial tle&widowof John 

Forces ; d. at Boston 7 Nov. 1717, aged Eyre of Boston, 2d 

75. For numerous letters of his brother wife ; m. 1 3 Nov. 

& himself, see the Collections of the 1707 ; d. 5 Aug. 

Historical Society, jjassim, 1725. 

John Winthrop, only surviving son, b. in Bostou=j=Anne, dau. of Joseph Anne, only sur-=f=ThomasLechmere,SurveyorGen' 

26 Aug. 1681." Harv. Coll. 1700. Of Boston & 
New London : resided much in England ; became 
active FeUow of the Royal Society, the 40th vol. 
of whose Transactions is dedicated to him ; d. 
at Sydenham 1 Aug. 1747 ; iftr. in Beckenham 


Mary, b. 18 Sept. 
1708 ;m. 1729 Joseph 
Wanton, after Gov. of 
Rhode Island ; d. 31 
Jan. 1767; had issue. 

Katherine,b.9 Mar. 1711 ; 
m.lst,1732, Sam'Browne, 
Esq.,ofSalem, ;2d,1744, 
Col. Epes Sargent. Issue 
by both husb°^. 

2. Basil Winthrop, 
2d son, b. 21 Aug. 
1722. Of New Lon- 
don d, 21 Jan. 
1771, unm. 

Dudley, Governor of 
Mass ;m.l6Dec. 1707; 
d. 1776 ; she m. 2d 
Jeremiah Miller, Esq., 
of New London ; 2d 
mar. s.p. 

Rebecca, b. 9 Jan. 1713 ; 

mar. 1733 GurdonSalton- 

stall, Jun', son of Gov. 

Saltonstall, of Conn. ; d. 

30Oct. 1776, leavingissue. 

viving dau., 
bapt. 28 Nov. 
1686 ; m. 17 
Nov. 1709 ; d. 
22 Nov. 1746. 

John & Eliza- 
beth, d. infants ; 
William & Jo- 
seph, d. in child- 

of Customs for the Northern 
District of America ; a younger 
son of Edmund Leohmere, Esq., 
of Hanley Castle, & brother of 
Nicholas, Lord Lechmere ; b. 18 
vl/June 1683 ; d. 4 June 1765. 


Anne, b. 13 Dec. 1709 
June 1794, aged 85. 

Margaret, baijt. 16 Jan. 1718 ; 
m. 1743 Jeremiah Miller, Jun., 
of New London ; d. 1803, 
leaving issue. 

d. 19 

Eliz«i^ & John, d. inf t". 

Jane, dau. of Francis Borland, Esq.,=j=l. John Still Winthrop, eld. son,=f=Elizabeth, dau. of W" Shirreffe, Esq., of An- 

and grand-dau. of Hon. Timothy 
Lindall of Salem ; 1st wife ; m. in 
Boston, 4 Sept. 1750 ; d. in New Lon- 
don, 5 April 1760, aged 28. 

b. 15 Jan., 1720 ; Yale CoU. 1737. I napolis. Nova Scotia ; widow of Capt. John 
Of NewLondon ;d. 6 June 1776, | Hay, 40th foot ; m. in Boston, 18 Nov. 1761 ; 

aged 56. 

d. in England, 24 Jun. 1793. 2d wife. 

John Winthrop, eld. 
son,b. 20 July 1751; 
Harv. CoU.1770. Of 
New Loudon ; d. in 
New York, 15 Nov. 
1780, unm. 

Anne,b.7 May 1755; 
m .1786 David Sears, 
Esq., of Boston ; d. 
4 Oct. 1789, leaving 
only child, the late 
Hon. David Sears of 

m. 1786 Richard W. 
Parkin, Esq., of New 
London; d. 30 Aug. 
1848 ; had issue. 

'Francis Bayard, 2d 
son, b. 11 March 1 754 ; 
Merch' of New York 
and of Fisher's Island, 
New London ; m. 1st, 
Marstoa, Esq., of New 
dau. of John Taylor, 
Esq. of New York ; d. 
16 May 1817 ; issue 
by both wives. 

Jane, b. 1 Nov., 1752; 
m. 1781, W>n Stew- 
art, Esq., of New 
London ; d. 30 Nov. 
1828 ; had one daugh- 

Joseph, 4th son, b. 19 
June 1757 ; merch* of 
Charleston, in South 
Carolina ; m. 1788 Sa- 
rah, dau. of Alexander 
Eraser, Esq., of Char- 
leston ; d. 26 July 
1 828, leaving issue 
represented by his 
grandsons, Joseph and 
Francis Winthrop of 

William Winthrop, 
Sdson, b. 5 Jun. 1756; 
d. in New York 27 
April 1827, unm. 

Thomas Lindall, 5th 
son, b. 6 March 1760, 
Harv. Coll. 1780. Of 
Boston ; Lieut. -Gov. 
of Massachusetts ; m. 
1786 EUzabeth, dau. 
of Sir John Temple, 
bart., and grand-dau. 
of James Bowdoin, 
Governor of Massa- 
chusetts ; d. in Boston 
21 Feb. 1841, leaving 
issue ; inter al., Hon. 
Robert C. Winthrop 
of Boston, Speaker of 
the House of Uepre- 
sentatives of U.S. 
and Senator from 
Massachusetts ; b. 12 
May 1809. 

Benjamin,6th son, b. 17 
Sep. 1762 ; m. 1785 
Judith, dau. of Peter 
Stuyvesant, Esq., of 
New York ; d. in New 
York9 Jan.1844, having 
issue. His grandson, 
Egerton Leigh Win- 
throp, Esq., of New 
York, is now (1893) the 
^^senior representative of 
this branch. 

Elizabeth, b. 17 April 
Conn., leaving issue. 

Cha' & Henry, d.young. 

Robert, 7th son, b. 7 
Dec. 1764 ; entered Royal 
Navy; d. Vice- Admiral 
1 May 1832, having m. 
1804 Sarah, dau. of 
George Farbrace, Esq. of 
Dover, having issue, inter 
a/., Vice-Admiral Geo. T. 
S. Winthrop, R.N. of 

Margaret Shirreffe, b. 
17 July 1767 ; m. 1st, 
1788, Adolphus Yates, 
Esq. ; 2d, 1801, John 
Marston, Esq. ; issue by 
both marriages; inter al., 
Admiral Richard Adol- 
phus Yates, R.N. 

' Descendants of Francis Bayard Winthrop have become very numerous. His senior lineal representative is now (1893) his grandson, Henry 
Rogers Winthrop, Esq. of New York. Among the others are Buchanan Winthrop, Esq., of New York ; John Still Winthrop, Esq. 
Tallahassee Florida ; Robert Dudley Wintlirop, Esq., of New York ; Col. Woolsey Winthrop U.S. Army , &o. 




^lamtljrop of atiti'sua. Sgons* 

Samuel Winthrop, youngest son of Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts, by=rElizabeth, da, 

Margaret Tyndall, his 3d wife ; b. at Groton in Suffolk 1627 ; died in Antigua "" " 

1674 ; became a planter in the West Indies 1659 ; Deputy-Governor of Antigua 
1667-71. For numerous letters of his see Winthrop Papers, Part iv. (Massachusetts 
Historical Society's Collections, Series 5, Vol. viii.) He had, with other issue 
that died young, three sons and three daughters : — 


in Rotterdam in 
1649, ; educated 
iuNew England; 
a Captain of An- 
tigua Militia ; 
living 1710, pro- 
bably d, soon 

Win-=f=Henrietta, da. 

and coh. of Capt. 
William King of 
Antigua, and 
step-daughter of 
Carden ; her sis- 
ter, Mary King, 
mar. John Frye, 
sen., of Antigua. 

2 I 
Joseph Win-=pCatherine, 

throp,2d son, 
educated in 
New Eng- 
land; a Capt. 
of Antigua 
Militia ; d, 
in Antigua 
1679; will 
dated 13 Oct. 

da. of , Winthrop, 

mar. 2d 

Samu el^ variously 

stated to have 
been a da. of 
Sir Thomas 
Warner or of 
PhiUp War- 
ner, Governor 
of Antigua, 
but of this no 

of , mar. in 

Holland 1648 ; died in Antigua 167-?r J 
will dated 11 Deo. 1675. For an ab- 
stract of it, see page 31. 

3d son ; 
Mem. of 
Council of 
Antigua ; d. 
was of Gro- 
ton in that 

I I 

1. Elizabeth, mar. 1st William Mildon, meroht. of Bristol, 
England, and of Nevis ; 2d Francis St. John, gent., and 3d 
Col. Rowland Williams of Antigua ; had issue by 2d and 3d 

2. Sarah, mar. (.Col. Samuel Jones of Antigua ; pi i obablii 

3. Rebecca, mar. Col. Willoughby Byam of Antigua (son of 
Col. Wm. Byam, Governor of Surinam) and had issue. 

Samuel Win-=f= Abigail, da. of ... Lav- 

throp, b. 1692 
living 1767, pro- 
bably d. soon 

ington, gent., and sister 
of Major Wm. Laving- 
tou ; d. 1773 after her 
husband ; bur. at St. 
Paul's, Antigua. 

Mary Winthrop, 
William Laving- 
ton of Antigua, 
and had issue. 

Sarah Winthrop, 
only child, stated 
to have mar. Col. 
George Thomas of 
Antigua, butof this 
no proof. 

Sarah Winthrop, pro-=f=Henry Lyons of Lyons, Antigua, Major, Col. 

bably only child, and 
ultimately sole heiress ; 
mar. 24 Aug. 1690 at 
St. Philip's, Antigua ; 
survived her husband. 

Holt's Regt., Mem. of the Council' of the 
Island ; vnH dated 24 Ap. 1714, proved 2 
June 1715 ; had Groton Hall in Antigua with 
his wife ; there are letters of his among the 
Winthrop Papers. 

? William Win- 
throp, living in 
1756 ; d. s.p. 


d. unmar. 

- 'Robert Winthrop, 
' bur. at St. John's, 
Antigua, 27 June 
1779 ; last of his 
family in the male 
line ; d. s.p. 

Elizabeth Win- 
throp, mar. Capt. 
Jacob Huyghe of 
Antigua,and had 

1. Geoffrey Lyons, eld. son, 
had no male issue. 

3. Joseph Lyons of Groton 
Hall in Antigua. 

5. John Lyons, 5th son. 

HenryLyonsofAn-=T=Amy, da. of 

tigua ; heir to his 
brother Geoffrey ; 
wUl 7 May 1742, 
proved 12 Jan. 

_4|6| I 
4. AVmthrop Lyons, 

Samuel Parry, 
niece o^ Symes 6. Samuel Lyons. 
Parry of Symes, — 

CO. Gloucester, Catherine, mar. 1st Wm. 
Esq. Denning, and 2d Major 


Henry Lyons, eld. son ; 

d. at Harrow, 18 Mar. 


Elizabeth, d. unmar. 

2 I 
Joseph Lyons, 2d son, b.=pMary, da. of Col. Geo. Byam and 

1725 ; of Exeter Coll. Ox- -- . _ 

ford, and after of Antigua ; 
had posthumous da. ; d. sans 
male issue 9 Oct. 1748 ; will 
2 Oct. 1742 ; probt. 4 Feb. 

Henrietta Maria Frye ; mar. 21 
June 1748 ; she mar. secondly 
Daniel Mathew of Felix Hall, 
Essex, son and heir of William 
Mathew, Governor of Antigua, 
/fv^and d. in 1814, aged 84. 

Jonn Lyons, 3d and youngest son, of= 
Lyons, Antigua, Sturtlow House, Tet- 
worth, CO. Hunt., and Bath ; b. 1731 ; sue. 
his brother 1748 ; mar. at St. Philip's, 
Antigua, 1 Feb. 1763 ; will 10 Dec. 1763 ; 
probt. 27 Mar. 1775 ; d. at Bath 31 Jaii. 

Catherine Wal-= 
rond, 1st wife ; mar. 
1784 ; d. 12 Deo. 
1803, aged 40 ; 
had ten sons and 
five daughters. 

=John Lyons, eld. sur-f=Elizabeth Robins, 2d 

viving son ; b. 20 Oct. 
1760 ; sue. to An- 
tigua estates ; of 
St. Austins, Boldre, 
Hants ; d. 6 Feb. 1816./^ 

wife ; mar. 17 May 
1804 ; d. 18 Oct. 
1820, set. 53; had two 
sons and one da. 

3 I 
Samuel Lyons, 3d son ; b. 
1768 ; in Holy Orders, 
Rector of Nevis ; mar. his 
cousin Alicia Harman ; lost 
at sea 1827 ; ob. s.p.m. 


=Jane, da. of Col. 
Samuel Harman of 
Harman's, Antigua, 
by Dorothy Lloyd ; 
she d. at Bath 17 
Feb. 1792, set. 59, 

William Lyons, 2d surviviug=f=Sarah, da. of William Lyons 

son ; b. 25 Jan. 1766 ; mar. 
his second cousin in 1795 ; 
of Tenby, Eng. ; d. 17 Nov. 

of Antigua, and grand- 
daughter of Joseph Lyons 
of Groton Hall in Antigua ; 
d. 1 May 1860, aged 92, 

Edmund Lyons, 4th son ; b. 21 Nov. 1790 ;= 
Admiral R.N. ; British Minister at Athens 
1835-49, at Berne 1849-51, at Stockholm 
1851-63; K.C.B., 1835; Bart., 1840; 
G.C.B., 1844 ; raised to the Peerage as 
Bar on Lyons, 1856 ; d. 23 Nov. 1858. 
-j ^ i 

Richard Bickerton Pennell, 2d 
Lord Lyons ; b. 26 Ap. 1817 ; 
Minister at Washington, 1858 ; 
Ambassador at Paris, 1867; 
createdaViscountl881 ; nomi- 
nated an Earl, but d. before 
patent was sealed 8 t)eo. 1887, 

Augusta Louisa, 
da, and coheir of 
R.N. ; mar. 18 July 
1814 ; d. 10 Mar. 

Humphrey Lyons, 9th=j=Eliza, da. of Henry 

son ; Major-Gen. Indian 
Army; b. 8 July 1802 ; 
d.25 May 1873; he mar. 
secondly Adelaide, da. of 
Lord Avonmore. 

Bennett of Fir Grove, 
Liverpool ; mar. 4 
Nov. 1829 ;d. 17 Mar, 

William Lyons,= 
Captain R.N. ; b. 
1797 ;mar. 1830; 
d, 3 Oct, 1878, 

=Jane, da. of James Dobie 
of Grangevale, Ayrshire, 
by Janet Wilson ; d. 15 
Feb. 1867, leavinga son 
and one dau., Janet 
Wilson Lyons. 

Augusta Mary Minna Catherine, 
younger sister and coh. ; b. 1821 ; 
mar. 19 June 1839, Henry Granville, 
14th Duke of Norfolk, and d. 22 Mar. 
1886 ; she had issue Henry Fitzalan 
Howard, the 15th Du^e, b. 1847, with 
ten other children. (See Burke's Peer- 

Edmund Willoughby Lyons,= 
Col. Indian Army ; eld. son ; 
b. 23 Feb. 1830 ; d. 6 Jan. 
1889 ; his eld. son, Edmund 
Humphrey Lyons, is the repre- 
sentative of Lyons of St. 

=Emily Helen, youngest 
da. of H. Thomas, Esq., 
Indian, Medical Service; 
m^r. 6 Dec. 1855, 1st 
wife. Issue two sons and 
one daughter. 

Wilson Dobie Wilson 
Lyons; b. 1835 ; sole male 
representative of William 
Lyons of Tenby and of 
Joseph Lyons of Groton 
Hall in Antigua, 





Wint|)rop of Corfe* 

Stephen Wiiithrop of Bandon, near Cork, 1658, supposed descendant of Joshua= 
Winthrop of the Suffolk family (see Wintlirop of Groton), hut of this no 
proof ; Bandon parish records not going so far back ; d. at Bandon 1685. 

Stephen,eld.son,bapt. 24 Mar. 
1658 ; died before 1673. 

Thomas, 2d son, bapt. 1664 ; 
a tanner at Bandon 1685 ; 
d. s.p. 1.704 ? 

Joseph, 5th son, bapt. 
1675 ; d. young. 

^Mary dau. of Living 16 Sept. 1685, 

when Adm°° of her husband's estate was 
granted to her and her son Tho^ Winthrop. 

Mary, bapt. 4 Oct. 
1661 ; d. 1722 ? 

Elizabeth, bapt. July 
23, 1669 ; d. 1723 ? 

1st wife,=r Jonathan Winthrop, 3d son,=Elizabeth, dau. of 

" ;d. 20Sept. 

1738, aged 84. 
Buried in West 
Ham church. Will 
P.C.C, 225 Brod- 
ripp ; 2d wife, ob. 

m. ante 1695 ; 
date of her 
death not 

bapt. 23 Dec. 1666 ; some- 
time a cooper at Bandon ; 
afterward Dep. Collector of 
Customs at Baltimore, co. 
Cork ; later in business in 
London ; d. 27 Jan. 1737. 
Gravestone in West Ham 
church in co. Essex. Will 
P.C.C, 45 Wake. 

Stephen, 4th son, bapt. 23 Sept. 
1673 ; d. 1741 ? stated to have 
m. Constance Westcombe in 
1701 ; perhaps father of a Jona- 
than W. stated to have m. 2 
Dec. 1732 Anne, sister of Hugh 
Jameson of CharleviEe ; and of 
an Abigail W., who is said to 
have m. 1st Rich'* Couch, mari- 
ner ; & 2d, 1745, Robert Crofts 
of Ballythomas, Gent. 

Benjamin 'Winthrop,=pBridget, dau. of 

6th son, bapt, 2 Sep. ~ 

1678 ; m. 21 Jan. 

1702; d. 30 Nov. 

1729 ; Merchant of 

Cork ; buried in old 

St. Peter's, Cork. 

Elizabeth, b. ante 1695 ; 
her father's executrix. 
1736 ; living at Stratford 
le Bow 1740, unm. 

Stephen, d. ante 1698, inf. 
Wayte, d, ante 1698, inf. 

Lydia, living Jonathan Winthrop, only surviving son, 

174f, unm. of St. Catharine's Cree, London ; bur. 

at West Ham 16 Mar. 1748. Adm5n 
P.C.C. 29 Mar. 174f to Lydia Win- 
throp, sp' his sister. Ob. s.p. 

William Pem- 
broke & sister 
of Thomas Pem- 
broke, Mayor of 
Cork ; died 15 
Oct. 1744 ; bur- 
ied in Old St. 
Peter's church, 


eld. son, 
b. 28 May 
1705. See 
of London). 

William Winthrop, twin=i=Alicia, dau. 

with Stephen, b. 28 .May 
1705 ; m. 24 Jan. 1733 ; 
d. at Bordeaux, Nov. 
1765. A leading mer- 
chant of Cork from whom 
Winthrop St. Cork took 
its name. High Sheriff 
1741, Mayor 1744, 

of Robert 
Esq. of 

Dec. 1714 ; 
d. unm. at 
Nantes in 
France, 5 
Nov. 1730. 

1 ■ 

Mary, b. 16 
Nov. 1703, 
m. Rev. 
Baldwin of 
Bandon ; 
d. 17 Feb. 
1761 ; had 

Bridget, b. 25 
Dec. 1712, m. 
William Skeys, 
merchant of 
Dublin, d, in 
Cork 13 Jan. 

Sarah, b. 9 Sept. 
1718 : m Robert 
Wrixon, Mayor 
of Cork in 1750; 
d. April 1763 ; 
had issue. 

Five other children, 
of whom were two 
sons named Benja- 
min, two daughters 
named EIizabeth,and 
one named Bridget, 
died in infancy or 
early childhood. 

d. young. 

d. young. 

Stephen Winthrop, b.=i=Katharine, 

6 Oct. 1757 

d Sometime Capt. 

65th foot. Served in 
American war ; after- 
ward of Cork. 

daught"^ of 


Mary, m. 
Lane of 
and had 

Bridget, mar- Sarah, m. Richard Frances, m. EUinor, m. William Jones, 

ried William , Pope, of Cork, who Nathaniel of Cork, and died 1824. 

Maunsell of was guillotined in Mitchell, From this marriage descend 

Limerick, and Paris during the Capt. 16th the existing families of 

had issue. Terror; she had foot. She Bence-JonesofLisselan co. 

issue. d. s.p. 1822. Cork, and O'Donovan, of 

Clan Cathal. 

WiUiam Winthrop, eldest= 
son, of Cork ; died . . . 

=Sarah, dau. of ... 
Bradshaw, of Cork. 

Benjamin Winthrop, 2d son, an officer in the army. Killed 
at the taking of Santa Lucia in 1779 ; unmarried. 

Mary Anne, Winthrop ; 
1763 ; d. unmarried. 

Stephen Pembroke Winthrop, b. ..., died in Cork 1822, aged 19. Believed 
to have been the last of his family in the male line in Ireland. 

Mary Anne Pembroke Winthrop, 
died unmarried 26 Feb. 1857. 

Two children, died 
in infancy. 

Among the Winthrop Papers in Boston U.S. are several letters from Jonathan Winthrop of Bandon to 
Fitz-John and Wait Winthrop, written in 1694-1698, and intimating a possibility of his emigrating to 
New England if he received encouragement. He addresses them as strangers, but kinsmen, without, 
however, giving any clue to the precise degree of relationship existing between them. 




Wintfjrop of Eonbon. 

Frances, dau. of . . . Davie of Exeter,=r=Stephen Winthrop, eld. son of Benjamin Winthrop of Cork,=f=Mary, dau. of Murthwait Ivatt of 

CO. Devon ; 1st wife ; m. 17 July I (See Ped. D.), b. in Cork 28 May 1705. Merchant of London. 
1733 ; d. in London, 26 April -1739. Sometimes styled of Exeter where he once resided. D. in Lon- 
Buried in St. Stephen's, Walbrook. | don 1 July 1758. Buried in St. Stephen's, Walbrook. 

n ' 1 '— 1 

Mary& Ethel- Bridget, b. 5 May Frances, b. 

Wimbledon, co. Surrey, Turkey 
Merchant ; 2d wife ; m. 31 July 

red both cBed 1734; m. David Mar. 1735 ; m.22 throp, eld. son, b. 

young ; bur. Eoche, Alderman Marchl757Rob' 5 Jan. 1737 ; Mer- 

St. Stephen's of Limerick, the Bligh, Dean of chant of London, 

Walbrook. grandfather of Sir Elphin, brother and Governor of 

David Roche of to the 1st Earl the Bank of Eug- 

Carass, 1st Bart, of Darnley ; had land 1804-5 ; d. 7 

Had issue. issue. Oct. 1809. 

28 1. Benjamin Win-=T=Elizabeth, 2.WilUam,2d 3. Stephen, Mary Win-=f=Johu Bris- 

dau. & coh. son,b.26July 3d son, b. 4 throp, b.ll I coe, of 
of Edward 1746. Some- Feb. 1749- Sep. 1748. | Twicken- 
50;d,s.p.m. | ham, -co. 


Neale, of time an offi- 

Lombard cerinthel2"' 

St.; mar. 12 foot; d.unm. 
Jan. 1765. 

Martha, b. i 

12Sep.l747, John Ivatt Briscoe, Esq. 
d. unm. M.P., died . . . 

Elizabeth, b. 1768 ;d. 
1810 ; m. William 
Maekworth Praed, 
Esq., Serg. at Law, 
and had issue, inter 
al. the late Winthrop 
Maekworth Praed, 
M.P., the poet. 

Benjamin, eld. son, 
b. 29 March 1766 ; 
M. A.University CoU., 
Oxford,1792. OfLin- 
coln's Inn ; d. unm. 
in London, 1846 ; 
bur. in St. Stephen's, 

Stephen John, 2dson,= 
b. 30 Jan. 1767 ; St. 
John's Coll. Camb., 
A.B. 1791, M.D. 1796. 
Of London and of 
Little Boundes, Ton- 
bridge, CO. Kent ; d. 
April, 1819. 

=Mary Horton, 
dau. of Gama- 
liel Lloyd, 
Esq.,of Leeds; 
mar. July 
1779 ; d. Oct. 


Edward, 3d son, b. 1769 ;T=Martha 
A.M. St. John's Coll., 
Camb. 1796 ; Rector of 
West Mailing, Kent ; d. 

Eveleigh ; 
m. 1811. 


Benjamiu Eveleigh Winthrop, M.A., Wad- 
ham Coll. Oxford 1840 ; Barrister-at-Law ; 
of London and Dover ; d. unm. Mar. 1870. 

Martha and Frances, d. unm 1 

— r-n 
William, 4th 
son, b. 1770 
low of St. 
John's CoU. 
Camb. ; m. ... 
1827 ; d. s.p. 

John and Ber- 
nard,d. young. 

Benjamin Winthrop,= 
A.B. Clare Hall, Camb. 
1822 ; of 82, Cromwell 
Road, London and Wol- 
verton, co. Warwick. 
Sometime Rector of 
Wolverton ; d. at St. 
Leonard's, 22 Sep.1885; 
bur. at Kensal Green. 

•Anne, dau. of 
John Harvey 
Thursby, Esq. 
of Abington 
Abbey, co. 
m. 1834. 

Stephen Win- 
throp, 2d son ; 
A.B. St. John's 
Coll., Camb. 
1830. Of Lon- 
don ; d. unm. 

Edward Gama- 
liel Winthrop,3d 
son, A.B. St. 
John's Coll. 
Camb. 1834 ; of 
London; d,unm. 

William Win- 
throp, 4th son, 
b. 1815 ; B.A. 
Worcester Coll. 
Oxford; of Lon- 
don and of 
Brighton ; d. 
unm. 1 Deo. 

Mary Ann, d. 29 Aug. 
1867. having m. April 
1826 Hon. and Rev. Ed- 
ward Pellew, 4tli son 
of Admiral Lord Ex- 
mouth, by whom she 
had a numerous family; 
imter al, Fleetwood 
Hugh Pellew, Esq., and 
Frances, wife of Sir 
Louis Mallet, K.C.B. 

Elizabeth, m. 25 Jan. 
1843, Charles Baring 
Young, Esq., partner 
inthehouseof Baring 
Brothers& Co., 2d son 
of Sir Samuel Young, 
Bart. She had four 
children, inter al. 
Charles Baring 
Young, Esq.,M.P. for 
Christ Church. 

Benjamin Win-=f Constance, dau, 

throp, b. 1838 ; 
A.B. Trin. Coll., 
Camb. 1860. 
Late 18th Hus- 


of John Chris- 
tian Boode, Esq. 
of Lucknam, co. 

2d son ; formerly 
Captain 22nd foot. 
Served with dis- 
tinction in Con- 
federate Army in 
Virginia ; d. 13 
Mar. 1879, leaving 


Louisa, d. of Edward Win- 
throp, 3d son ; 
B.A. Worcester 
Rector of Wol- 
verton, CO. War- 

_, 1 1 

WUliam Mary Anne Em- Constance Ella, 

Young Win- ma, m.... Welch, m. 9 Aug. 1881, 

throp, 4th s. 
A.B. Clare 


Francis Smith, 

Eleanor, m. ... of Wingfield 

Hall, Camb., Courtenay, and Park, co. Derby, 

1874. Barris- d. 187... Sdsonof thelate 

— Martin Tucker 

Emily Fraupes. Smith, M.P. 

Florence Ellen. 

Anne Gertrude. 

The Editor has endeavoured without success to ascertain some missing names and dates in this pedigree and the one 
immediately preceding it. 


iittl|r0|j of ^ntigna^ 

(See Pedigree C.) 

Samuel Winthrop was some time a student at Harvard College in N.E., but left without 
taking a degree in order to seek his fortune in foreign countries, his father having experienced 
pecuniary reverses. A letter of his, written in Latin soon after his arrival in Teneriffe in the 
autiunn of 1645, shows that he had obtained employment in the Counting-room of a merchant 
named Ferdinand Body whose partner was one David Stephens, and where his fellow-clerk was 
"a Knight's sonne of Kent," whom he finds not capable. In the spring of 1647 he removed to 
Barbadoes, and some months later to St. Kitts, whence he wrote his father that he had received 
much kindness from the Govemer, Sir Thomas Warner, and his lady, and also from one Captain 
Clement Everett. In January, 1648, he was in Fayal on his way to Holland, where he arrived 
early in April and where he married a few months later. He alludes to the miscarriage of a 
number of letters about this time and the particulars of his marriage are wanting, but Governor 
Winthrop wrote from Boston to his son John in November, 1648, "your brother Samuel is married 
in Holland to a Dutchwoman and intends to come this way and so to Barbadoes." This marriage 
must have taken place in June or July, ' as Samuel makes passing allusjpns to his " wife " in 
a letter dated "Kotterdam, August 7, 1648." In the summer of 1649 he was heard of in Antigua 
where he was acting as agent for one "M"' Rich of London," and where he appears to have 
resided until 1653-4, when he removed to St. Kitts, where several of his children were bom. 
In September, 1657, he wrote his brother John expressing his deep regret that the cares of his 
business had obliged him repeatedly to postpone a visit to N.E., but he says he has sent his two 
elder sons thither to be educated. In October, 1660, he alludes to the possibility of his settling 
in N.E., but adds, "I have taken much paines out of nothing to gett an estate and it lying in 
landes and plantacons I cannot so order them as to be a certain profit to me in my absence." 
In or about 1662 he returned to Antigua, where he resided until his death. In July, 1664, he 
writes his brother John that he had received more favours than he expected from the new Eoyal 
Governor, Lord Willoughby, and that the latter had confirmed him in his lands. In 166f, he 
writes his brother John an interesting account of the taking of Antigua by the French, whereby 
he suffered heavy pecuniary losses. Not long before, as a result of his intimacy with the 
celebrated George Fox during the latter's stay in the W.I., Samuel Winthrop had become a Quaker, 
and in Besse's "Sufferings of the people called Quakers" (vol. ii., p. 371), is a tribute to the 
courage displayed by him when a Commissioner to treat with the French. This change of faith 
does not appear to have lessened the esteem in which he was held, as in 166|-, he was appointed 
LieutenantrGovemor of Antigua and he continued in office until 1671. His letters to his family 
in N.E. give the impression of a man of affectionate disposition and deep religious feeling. The 
latest of them which has been preserved was written in January, 1673, from Barbadoes, whither 
he had gone on a visit to Lord Willoughby. He died in Antigua in the following year at the 
comparatively early age of forty-seven. West Indian records are in such a confused and 
unsatisfactory condition that his will has not been found, but it is known to have been dated 
December 8, 1672. 

His wife died in the latter part of December, 1675, and her will (dated December 11, 1675) 
is in the Eegistry at St. John's, Antigiia (lib. C. p. 97.) 


She bequeaths to son Henry " all my part of Barbuda Island with all the stock." To son 
Samuel "all my part and share in [illeg.J and Long Island, with the stock, as well as my part 
of land and storehouses at St. John's, and my gray Barbuda horse." To dau. Eliz: "Williams £6 
sterling to buy a tankard. To dau. Sarah Jones ten thousand pounds of muscovado sugar and 
a silver tankard. To dau. Eebecca Winthrop forty thousand pounds of muscovado sugar (one-quarter 
of it on her attaining the age of sixteen), "also my side saddle and furniture thereunto belonging 
«fe a negro man to wait upon her, likewise y^ negro girl named Lucy, and a silver porringer, & 
all my wearing apparell." To son Stephen "all my part & share of Groton Hall plantation, also 
a negro named Barabas," but if son Stephen die before he marries the legacies to him to fall 
to son Samuel. "To Jonas Langford, for his care & trouble in looking after me in my sickness, 
four thousand pounds of muscovado sugar & my great Bible." My three friends Samuell Jones, 
Jonas Langford, and Edmund Hull to be overseers. "My will is that true Ministers of y" Gospel, 
whom y^ world in scorn call Quakers, be entertained & accommodated freely, & assisted in what 
business or occasion they have, from time to time with all courtesy possible." 

The son Stephen mentioned in this will died in childhood, and it is noticeable that there 
is no allusion to Joseph Winthrop, second son of the testatrix, probably for the reason that he 
was in independent circumstances. He died in the autumn of 1679, and his will (dated October 
13, 1679) is on record at St. John's (lib. C. p. 117). He bequeaths to " sister Williams, sister 
Sarah Jones, & sister Eebecca Byam, £10 each to buy a piece of plate." Eesidue to wife & dau. 
but in event of dau.'s decease without issue, then to issue male of brother Samuel, failing which 
to issue male of brother Henry ; " provided that whomsoever of my brother's sons shall enter into 
my estate shall pay out • to Samuel and Thomas Williams my nephews one hundred thousand pounds 
of sugar to each of them, to my neice Elizabeth Williams three-score thousand pounds of sugar, 
to my neice Frances St. John fifty thousand pounds of sugar." Major William Barnes and Capt. 
Samuel Jones to be overseers. Beloved wife Katherine and dear dau. Sarah sole executrixes. 

The foregoing are the only two early Winthrop wills which have thus far come to light in 

In a work entitled " Antigua and the Antiguans," published in London in 1844, and 
abounding in errors, it is stated that the sons of Samuel Winthrop "inherited a large estate from 
their father, but by means, it is said, little creditable to the parties concerned, were deprived of 
their patrimony." There appears to be no evidence of the truth of this statement. The two younger 
sons, Joseph and Samuel, died while comparatively young men, leaving landed property to heirs 
female. The eldest son, Henry, became pecuniarily embarrassed and most of his land was sold. 

The will of William Milton, or Millden, 1st husband of Samuel W.'s eldest dau., Elizabeth, 
constitutes Samuel W. one of his executors, and devises one third of his estate "unto my espoused 
wife, M™ Elizabeth Winthorpe, daughter of the said Capt. Sam: Winthorpe." Will dated Nov. 11, 
1666 (P.C.C. Bence 32; previous probate in Antigua?) 

The will of Col. Samuel Jones, husband of Samuel W.'s dau. Sarah, is dated June 15, 1684 
and makes her sole heir to over 1,000 acres of land. 

The will of Lieut.-Col. Willoughby Byam, husband of Samuel Winthrop's dau. Eebecca, was 
proved March 21, 1692. He devises his property in trust to his brother, Capt. Edward Byam, 
and his brothers-in-law. Major Fran: Carlisle and Capt. Sam: Winthrop, for his two sons, William 
and Samuel, and his three daughters, Dorothy, Elizabeth, and Sarah, "all under age and to be 
sent to England to be educated." His wife had apparently predeceased him. 


intIjro|j Ian5s in (^tatan, temp. (BJiiDarJr W 

Lands, &c., holden of the Honour of Clare, temp. Edw. 6. 

Adam Winthrop, fF. P terr. & tent. prat, pastur. & bosc, in Groton voc Gales, Ballards' 
Goodwyns & Hersents perquis de Johe Ball. 

Kentel of the honour of Clare in Duchy C' of Lane. Add. MS. 19077 fo. 326. 

Jim. ^ak of %xotan itaitor, um. 

Hec est finalis concordia fca in Ciir diii Eegis apud Westfn in crastino Sci® Martini anno 
regnor Caroli dei gra Angt Scotie ffranc^ & Hibiiie Eegis fidei defsQs &c. a conqii septimo coram 
Eofeto Heath Eico Hulton iFrancisco Harvye & Georgio Vernon Justic^ & alijs dni Eegis fidelibj 
tunc ibi ^sentibs In? Johem Gurdon Armi^um quer^ et Drugonem Deane militem Deane Tyndall 
Armigum Emanuelem Downing geno'sum Thomam Goslinge geno sum Johem Wintropp Armigum ifc 
Margaretam vxem eius & Johem Wintropp geno'sum filiu & hered apparefi ipsius Johis deforc' de 
Manfio de Groton cum ptin ac de octo mesuagijs decem cotagiis vno molendino centum acris tre' 
quadraginta acris prati centum acris pasture octoginta acris bosci coia pasture liba Warenna bonis & 
catallis felonu^ & fugitiuore vis ffranc pleg^ & libtat cum ptin in Groton Lynsey Kersey Edwardston 
& Boxford necnou de advocacoe ecclie de Grotou. Vnde plitm conuencois suin fuit int' eos in eadem 
Cuf Scilt qd pdci Drugo Deane Emanuel Thomas Johes Wintropp & Margareta & Johes Wintropp 
recogn pdca^ manfliim ter? coiam pasture Warennan bona & catella feloriu & fugitiuore vis ffranc 
ple£ & libtat cum ptin ac advocacoen pdcam esse ius ipius Johis Gurdon vt ill} que idem 
Johes het de dono pdcore Drugonis Deane Emanuelis Thome Johis Wintropp & Margarete & Johis 
Wintropp. Et ilt} remiser' & quietclam' de ipis Drugone Deane Emanuele Thoma Johe Wintropp 
& Margareta & Johe Wintropp & hered sue pdco Johi Gurdon & herefl suis imppni Et pt'ea ijdem 
Drugo Deane Emanuel Thomas Johes Wintropp & Margareta & Johes Wintropp concesser* p se & 
hered i23sius Johis Wintropp Armig qd ipi warant' p^dco Johi Gurdon hered suis pdca manliu tefi 
coiam pasture warennam bona & catalla feloniii & fugitiuore vis ffranc pleg & libtat cum ptiii ac 
advocacoem p'dcam coiit p'dcos Drugonem Deane Emanuelem Thomam Johem WintrOpp & Margaretam 
<fc Johem Wintropp & hered ipiiis Johis Wintropp Armig imppm Et p hac recogn remissione 
quietclam Warant^'' fine & concordia idem Johes Gurdon dedit p'dcis Drugoni Deane Emanueli Thome 
Johi Wintropp & Margarete & Johi Wintropp trescentas & sexaginta libi^ sterlingorf. Suff. 

Feet of Fines, Mich. 7, Cha^ I., Suffolk. 

l^ontier of Uramtree* 

ill 0f Eog^r fonder, 1507. 

In dei nomine Amen. I Roger Ponder of great Waldingfeld in Suff the xxii'-'' day of 
ffebruary, in the yere of our lord god m' v° vii, beyng of goode mynde and remembraiice ordeyne 
and make my last will in man^ folowyng. ffirst, I bequeth my soiile to almighty god arid o"" 
lady seynt Mary and to all the holy company of heven, and my body to be buried in the chapell 
of great Waldyngfeld bifore thymage of seiynt Jamis. It^ to eu''y poore maii, woman and child 
that Cometh to my burying, l"*. It® I will that ther be dispended at my xxx* day to priests, 
clerks, childern & to poore people in like some as ys at my burying day, and a goode dyner at 
saide xxx*' day for my neighbours w'in the said towne. It® I will haue an honest and a secular 
priest to syng for me, my wif and all my frendys soules at seynt Jamys aulter in the church 
bieforesaid, by the space of ij yeres. It® to the Trynitie pisshe in Cambrigge x' to be expended 
amongst poore people /to pray for my soule. It® I bequeth to poore peopill in Ashewell pisshe in 
harford shyre x", to poore people of Ware x^ of hecon x^, in lewton x^, in hoddeson x^, pysshes 
in herford shire : to the poore people in seynt John's pisshe of Colchester x*, of seynt petir 
pisshe in Colchest x" : to the poore in Melford in Suff xx^, in Sudbury xx', of Acton vi* viii'', of 
laneham x*, of litell Waldyngfeld x^ of Edwardstowne and Grotton to eche of theym x', of boxforde 
x^, of Asheton and Newton, to eche of theym x". It® I will that Elizabeth my wif shall yerely 
receyve and pceyve the proufitts of ii mesuags of old tyme called Colmans and Eawlyns whiche 
late I bought of M"^ Appulton during vii yeres, she paying chargs, and kepe yerely myn obite 
daye. If I bequeth to Elizabeth my wife my place which I dwell yn w' thapp'^tenncs pasturs and 
gardeyns thereto annexed and a pastur called the Pynde w' a medowe which lat^ I bowght of M'' 
Appulton lying ayenst John Appulton yate for terme of hir life, and after the decesse of the said 
Elizabeth I will the said place remayn to John Pondere of laueuham and to th'eirs males of his 
body. And if he dyeth w'^oute yssue male and Geoffrey ifoot myii executo"^ than beyng on lyve, 
said place to be orderd by said Geoffry. And if Geoffrey be decessed at that tyme than I will 
said place remayn to Oristyan my dough? and to the heirs of hir body laufully begotten. And 
for defawte of heirs than the foreseid place be sold, and the money to be disposed in deeds of 
charitie. It® to Elizabeth my wif all myn Ostyllments of household [ifec.j soo that she shall pay 
to e^vly ooii of my childern xij''. It® to the said Isbell ij mylche kene. It® I bequeth to EUzabeth 
my wif my place in Sudbury. It® to Cristian my dough? my place called Sheppards, and aftir 
[her] decesse I will said place remayn to Elizabeth hir dowgh? to hir heyres and assign for e2. 
It® to the said Cristian my dyehouse, to hir and hir heirs. It® to Margery Papforth my close 
callid Chippecrofte whan she cometh to the age of xvjij yeres. If said Margery dye before said 
age I will said croft remayne to Elizabeth Ches?. It. I bequeth to Margery Papforth my maser 
which ys in kepying of hir moder whan she cometh to the age of xviij yeres. It" I bequethe 


to Koger Coo my godson a place which I boughte of William Chamberleyn. It® to John Helyon 

my godson a tent lying in the pisshe of Stoke Neylond. It® to EaufF Rudlond, John Roodland, 

John a Wood and John ffuller my godsonnys to eche of theym to here me to church, vi' viij"* 

Tho residue of all my goods and catalls I remytte to the discrecion of myn executo''s whom I 

ordeyne Geoffrey ffoote of Melford and John Pondere of lavenh*m ; and I bequeth to eche of them 

for their labo'' xl* and their reasonable costs. And I praye M'' Eoger Martyn of Melford to be 

supviso'. Witnesse M"^ Henry Holywood pisshe priest of Mych Waldyngfeld, Jamys Hen chapleyn 

w' M'' Roger Martyn of Melford, &c. Probatum xxvi die Octobris anno dfii millimo quingetesimo 

octauo jur Galfridi ffoote & Joins Pondere executor® 

P.C.C. 6 Bennett. 

ill of lohn fmhtx, 1520. 

In De nomine Amen. The v''' day of June the yere of our lord god m' fyue hundred and 
twenty I John Pondyr of lauenh^m Clothemakr in my hoole mynde being and good remembraunce, 
loved be god / make this my Testament and last will in maner and fourme folowing / ffurst I 
beqnethe my soule to almightj' god and to our blissed lady and to all the saints in heveii / and 
my body to be buryed in the churchyarde by the Crosse next my wif in lauenh^m aforesaid / Itfn 
I bequeth to the high awter for my pryue tithes and offrings necgligently forgoten vi" viij"" / Itm 
I wille haue bestowed in deedes of charitie at my buryall dayc and the vij''' dayc and the xxx" 
daye vi' . . . Itfn I bequethe to the bildyng of the Steple in lauenh^m iiij markes / Itm I bequethe 
to the Churche of Hawsted a vestment tho price xl* . . . Itfn I bequeth to Johane my wif xl' to 
be paved to hir or to hir assignees . . . she to see my childern honestly kepte aftre my 
behauyi^ / Itiii I geue and bequethe to the said Johane my wif all my household stuf ... all my 
wodde that is payde for and all tlie greyno . . . Itm I bequethe to WiHm Pondyr what tyme he 

come to xxi yeres of age xx" mark' Itm I bequethe to Eme Powndyr what tyme she cometh 

to the age of xxi 3'eres x marks . . Itiii I bequeth to Johane Ponder what tyme she come to 
the forsaid age x marks / Itm I bequeth to Roger Ponder when he come to the said age x 
marks / Itm I bequethe to John Pondyr at the forsaid age x marks. / Itm I bequethe to SymoS 
Ponder whan he come to the saide age x marks. I wolde the money ... if all decesse 
exocutoris shall dispose it in dedys of Charitie for the moost helthe of my soule and all Xpen 
soules. Itm I bequethe to Thomas Wyndas iij' xiij' iiij'' and a gowne he to be payed at the 
fest of pentecost next comyng by my executours. Whom I constitute and ordeyn Robert Tryppe 
and Wiftm Powndyr. And also I will that the said Willfri shall not medill nor do in no maS 
a cause of this my wylle w'oute the assent and counsaille of Robert Tryppe my said executour / 
and if he doo I will he bee vttrely expulsed and neu aftre to medill in this my will . . . The 
Residue of all my Goodes that is net bequethed nor giffen I putte thann in the disposicon of mye 
Executours to dispose in dedes of charitie for the helthe of my soule. I geue and bequeth to 
Robert Trippe for his labour xl" and William Ponder if he will be welle ordred and to kepe 
his pmyso that he made to his father xl^ 

Probatum fuit . . . quarto die July mvxx" . . , approbatum . . . et comissa . . . Roberto 
Trype et Willmo Ponder. 

P.C.C. 30 Ayloff. 


ill of Linton f ontrBr of Iflntrmt, 1557< 

Symonde Ponder of London, Pewteier, 17 Feb. 1557. To be buried in the pish church 
of S' Dunstanes in the West, whereof I am a pishioner. To my brother Wyntroppe and his wief, 
and to my brother Temple and his wief, rings of golde. To my sister Whitinge, and my brother 
John Ponder, and my brother Eoger Ponder rings of golde. To my brother Willm Ponder, if he 
be a lyve. To my well-belouyd wief Dorathee Ponder the lease of my house : she to be full 
executrix of this my will. Vnto Thomas Ponder, my sonne, the rents of Caves house, and the 
two houses in Chancery Lane, and the house that standeth in the gardeyn to dwell in. Vnto 
my sonne Henrie Ponder, if he be a Pewterer, my dwelling place for the terme o^ yeres, and 
also all my moulls and tooles, and fortie pounds in money. To Thomas my sonne xP'. To my 
daughter Margarett Ponder at the daie of her mariage xl". In Codicil, dated dated 11 August 
1558, bequest to John Temple, my brother in lawe. Probatum 4 Aug. 1558 juramento Dorothee 
Ponder relict. 

IP.C.C. 37 Noodes. 

ill of |0lm fonhzx of fSratntm, 1561. 

The xiij"" day of Aprill 1561, I John Ponder of Brancktree within the countie of Essex, 
yeoman, whole of mind but sicke in bodie, do make my last will. My bodie to be buried within 
the church of Braintree. I haue bought landes of my brother in ]aw, William Aylet and Margaret 
his wiffe : — sayd landes shalbe given vnto Elizabeth my wiffe, and to her heires for ever, in 
full recompence of her dower in all my landes and tenemets. To John Ponder my sonne all my 
houses, lands and tenements, within the townes of Booking and Braintree, to him and his heires 
for ever. Vnto Elias Witham, my wives sonne, the somme of Ixx'", which I stand bound to pay 
him when he come to the age of xxij yeares. Vnto my sonne in lawe George Eaymond xx". To 
Joane Ponder and Sara Ponder my daughters, to either of them twentie poundes at their severall 
ages of xxi yeares, or the day of their mariage. To Prudence Ponder my daughter xx" at the 
age of xxi, or at her mariage. Vnto Roger Ponder my sonne xxx", and Grace Ponder my 
daughter xx'' at the sayd severall ags or manages. Vnto Roger Ponder, my brother, my gold 
ringe with a deathes head theiron engraved. To my sister Joane a Hewpe of gold of the value 
of two angells and a halfe. A Ringe to my sonne in law George Raymond ; and to George 
Raymond the younger xx^ to be deliuered to his father. To my sister Winthropp a gold ryn^e 
Also for the avoyding of controversies between Ehzabeth my wiffe and John my sonne for the 
deviding of my moveable goodes ; sayd goodes shalbe devided by fower honest men of Braintree. 
Residue to John Ponder my sonne, whom I ordeine sole executor, desiring my loving frynd Nicholas 
Wilbore to be the supervisor : to whom I give an old Ryall of gold. To Elizabeth Rowt my 
wives sister x", to be payd at the day of her mariage. Probatum, 25 April 1561, Juramento 
Johannis Ponder filij et executoris. 

London Consistory, " Bullocke," 1559—1591, fo. 35. 


Mill of llo0Br fonder, 1565. 

I Roger Ponder Pson of Greate Yeldani in the Couutie of Essex, 2t April 1563. I 
commende my soxile. to almightie God, the father the soiine and the holly Goste, beleiuing most 
stedfastly to obtaine mercie and grace at Gods handes fo'' Jhus Christes sake, th'only sauior and 
redemer of all mankynde. Lyeing and being sicke of boddie in the same parrish, at the making 
of this my pnt testamente and laste wille, my boddie to be buried in the Churche of Sainte 
Margarets of Ipswiche. To John Ponder my godson my best furred gowne. To my sister 
Sturropp my fyne black gowne. To my brother Sturrupp a black gelding. To Elizabeth Ponder 
the half of my brass and pewter ; the other half to Elizabeth Russhell and Ales Whiting my 
neecs. To Edward Barret. To Harry Russhell my cloake. To Robarte Whiting my cassock of 
Chamlet. The residue of householde stuf to be equally parted betwene Rauf Whyting and Richard 
Whiting my nevews. My brother in lawe Gilbert Sturrupp of St Margarets pan-ish in Ypswich 
aforesaide and .John Ponder of Brandetre my nevew to be executors. Mathew Gooding a witness. 
Probate apud London 12 July 156;? Juf Jonannis Pounder executoris. Resuata potate Gilberto 
Stirrup executori. Deinde 12 Dec"^ Anno pdco dictus Gilbertus renunciauit. 

P.C.C. 28 Chayre. 

Roger Ponder was appointed Rector of Groton, in Suffolk, in 1546 on the presentation of 
Adam "Winthrop, his half brother, the Lord of the Manor and Patron of the Church. In 1558 
he was presented to the Rectory of Yeldham Magna in Essex by John de Vere, Earl of Oxford. 
See "Newcourt's Repertorium," Vol. II., 689. 

Cljanr^rn l^xaazhmp. fontrer t ^ann, 1604. 

" John Ponder of Brainktre in the Countie of Essex, gentleman, about the month of 
ffebruary in the nineteenth yeare of Her late Majestic Queene Elizabeth, did buy of one Joseph 
Man, then of Brainktre aforesaide, the manner and capitall messuage called Symnells in Hawsted 
and Stysted in the saide countie of Essex." It was stipulated that purchaser should be saved 
from all disturbance of Eleanor the wife of said Joseph Mann. About the month of April in 
the thirty seventh year of Queen Elizabeth controversies arose which were submitted to arbitrators, 
and agreements were concluded ; Mann to deliver a general release, which was signed on the third 
of July following. About June, 1603, Mann made his ,will, leaving goods of great value to Eleanor 
his relict and executrix, who now demands dower &c. in said lands. In her answer the widow 
bases her case which is a complicated one, upon the wording of the release. " ComplV she says, 
" is a man lyttered, and noe doubte did reade the deed before he ensealed the same." 

Mitford I., Bundle 6, No, 138. 


ill of lobn fonhtx. MacUv td latoe, 1625. 

John Ponder of Aakeby iu the countie of Norff: Doctor of La we, 1625. To the poore of 
RoUesby, Thirne and Askby in Norff: and of Braintree in Essex. To my sonne John Ponder of 
Panfeild in the countie of Essex, gent, my howses, lands and leases in the countie of Essex. To 
my Sonne in lawe Thomas Mayhewe and to his heires lands in Billockby in Norff: -which I purchased 
of him. My goode firlnde, M' Rob* Lynsey, Vicar of Martham in Norff: to be supvisor. I gave 
my Sonne in lawe Thomas Mayhewe 400" vppon his mariage with my daughter. Vnto my nephew 
and godson, sonne to M"" Rob* Smyth. To my brother in law M'' Christopher Bulluer.' My 
brother in law M' John Smyth and his wife. To my daughter Elizabeth Ponder my plate, leases, 
goods, &c., she to be sole executrix. Probat Elizabethse Ponder 6 Dec. 1625. 

Norwich Consistory. Wills 1625, fo. 267''. 

3From the Hegisters, %t, iltargaret'a, Ipaitiitli. 


1363. Roger ponder preest and parson of great yeldam yn the countye of Essex, departyng yn 
thys parryshe yn hys brother yn lawes howse Gylberte Styrrupe was buryed yn thys 
churche on the mudaj'e the xxvj daye of Apryll. 

1563. Jone styrrupe wyfe of Gylberte styrrup sometyme the wyfe of Thomas whytynge was buryed 
yn thys churche on the wednesdaye the viij daye of September. 

1573. Joan ponder syngle woman was buryed the xxviij daye of the moneth of Julye beynge 


1562. Gylberte Styrruppe Avydower and Joan whytynge wydowe were maryed together on the 
mudaye the xx*' daye of the moneth of Apryll. 

' Was this the " cozen Bulwer " named, 29*11 jiay 1579, in the third Adam Winthrop's Diary ? 



3$onlier. Wljiting of JpstotcJ). 

Adam Winthrop of La-= 
venhamiu Com. Suffolk 
1498, 1st husband. 

=Joan Burton, devisee of= 
John Ponder, her 2d hus- 
band, in 1520. 

=Johu Ponder of Lavenham, clotlimaker, kinsman and devLsee of Roger Ponder of Great 
Waldyngfeld, 1507. Made Will P.C.C, 30 Ayloff, 5 June 1520 ; probate 4 July ; children 
under age ; to be bur. by the Cross in Lavenham Churchyard. 


Adam Winthrop of 
Groton, co.Suffolk, 
Esq. ; Will P.C.C. 
2 Chayre, 20 Sept. 
1562 ; bequest to 
his sister Whiting 
and his brother-in- 
law Will"" Burd of 
Ipswich. See Win- 
throp OP Geoton. 

William Ponder, 
eld. son, son-in- 
law of Myles 
Wyttou, of La- 
venham who 
made will P.C.C. 
6 Ayloff, 1521. 

Joan Ponder, 1520,=f 
widow of Tho* 
Whiting, 20 Apr' 
1562 when she m. 
2d Gilbert Stirrop 
of Ipswich ; bur. 
Sept. 8, 1563, in 
St. Margaret's 
church ; devisee of 
Adam Winthrop 

■Thomas Whiting, 
of Ipswich ; Will 
P.C.C. in Loftus, 
29 Apr. 1561 ; to 
be bur. in St. Mar- 
garet's Church, in 
that town ; lands 
in Tuddenham, 4c. 

Roger Ponder, 
Rector of Gro- 
ton, on pres" of 
Adam Winthrop 
1546: R.of Great 
Yeldham 1588 ; 
Will P.C.C. 28 
Chayre ; b'' in 
St. Margaret's, 
Ipswich, 26 
April 1663. 

John Ponder of 
Braintree, co. 
Essex; Will Cur. 
Ep. Lond. 13 
April ISeiiprob' 
25 A p. names 
his sister Win- 
throp, and his 
brother Sir Rog'' 
Ponder elk., 
Eliz'h Rowt, <S:c. 

Simon Ponder,= 
Cit° & Pewterer 
of London ; will 
17 Feb. 1557, 
names sister 
Whiting and 
brother Win- 
throp ; prob' in 
Aug. 1 558. 


ren, m. 
at St. 

Thomas ' 
Whiting of 
St. Margar- 
et's parish, 
WiU P.C.C. 
16 Peter,28 
Mar. 1571 ; 
probate in 
May 1573, 


Matthew, 2d son. 
Richard, 1563. 
Ehzabeth, 1571. 
Alice, 1571. 1563. 

Ralfe Whiting, de- 
visee of his uncle 
Roger Ponder 1563. 
3d son. 

Robert Whiting, 

John Ponder of Braintree, 
Gent., 1594, Nmcell c Scott, 
Eliz. B. & A. ; devisee of 
his uncle, Roger Ponder, 
1563 ; m. Eliz. Wrought 
mar. lie. Cur. Ep. Lond, 
6 Jan. 1561, 

-1 — I — I — 1 — 
Roger Ponder. 

Sara Ponder. 

Prudence Ponder. 

Grace Ponder. 

Thomas Ponder. 
Henry Ponder. 
Margaret Ponder. 
Susan Ponder. 

John Ponder, LL.D., Rector of Rollesby, Norff. 1591 ; First Fruits. Rector of Ashbie, Norff. 1603 ; First Fruits. 
Will Cur. Ep. Norw. 1 June 1625, probate 6 Dec, 1625. Inq. p.m. 3 Car. Ob., 7 Nov. 1625. Names brothers-in-law 
Mr. Christopher Bullwer and Mr. John Smith. Lands in Burdbrook, Becking and Braintree, co. Essex, and in 
BillockljY, CO. Norfolk. He is mentioned amongst the Rectors in Thurne in Blomefield's History of Norfolk. 

John Ponder, of Pan-=f Martha, sister of Thos.=John Bigge, 

field, CO. Essex, gent. ; 
living June 1625 
dead 3 March 1628. 

Roberts, of Little Brax- 
sted, CO. Essex, gent. 
Visitation of i,ssex, A° 

2d husband. 
3 Car. 1628. 

Elizabeth . . ux. Thomas Mayhew, s. and h. 

Ponder,living nf Thomas Mayhew, of Billockby, 
A' 1625. CO. Norff: Gent., who made will, 

P.C.C. 87 Meade, proved 22 Sept. 
1618, which names Dr. Ponder and 
his Billookljy lands. For Mayhew, 
see Norfolk Visitations, Harl. Soc. 

John Ponder, heir to his grandfather 
Fine, 13 Car. 1, 68. 

3 Car., then aet eight years and upwards Had livery of lands 13 Car. 

p — 1 — i — . 
1. Thomas Whiting. 

4. John Whiting. 

5. William Whiting. 
Katherine, 1571. 

2. Robert Whiting,of=fThomasine, devisee 

Ipswich, goldsmith. 
Will, Arch. Suff: 10 
Oct. 1607 ; prob' 7 
Mar. 1607, his consin 
Robt. Sparrow to be 

of M''" Dorothy Spar- 
row, A° 1596, step- 
mother of Wm. 
Sparrow, in Will, 
Arch. Suff. 

Marion Whiting, m. ^^illiam Spar- 
row, Portman of Ipswich,whose will, 
Arch. Suff: is dated 1 Sept. 1611, 
and who was bur. in St. Laurence's 
church 1615. She is the "cousin 
Sparrow of Ipswich" named 1604 in 
the 3d Adam Winthrop's Diary. 
From her descend the Sparrows of 
Often whose ped. is given in the 
Suffolk "S'isitation of 1664. 

Edward Whiting, 
of Ipswich ; Adm. 
P CO. 18 July 
1600, to John Sale, 
his cliildi'cn, Wil- 
liam, Edward and 
Grace Whiting be- 
ing minors. 

Dorothy Whi- 
ting, 1571 ; wife 
of John Finch, 

Alice, 1571. 

Margaret, 1571. 

Joan, 1571. 

1. William Whiting. 

2, John Whiting. 

3, Thomas Whiting. 





S>t)arpe of 30lington. 

ill of Militant ^(rarpe of lfslin0foit, 15S5. 

In dei nomine amen. In the yere of our lord god m' v° xxv" and vpon the xxj'' day of 

Septembr In the xvij yere of the Reigne of our soueraigne lorde Kinge Henry the viij*'' I William 

Sharp being hole in memory and seke in body do make this my last will and testament in man! and 

fourme following/, ffirst I bequethe my soule vnto almighty god, to our blissad lady saint Mary and 

to all the blissed company of hevyn, And my body to be buried in the parishe Churchyarde of 

Iseldon [the old name of Islington] before the west dore by my iirst wife hir grave . . . Item 

I bequeth to Eobert Sharp my sonne and to Elizabeth his wife in redy money Ixvi" viij'' St. . . . Item 

I bequeth to my sonne Robert . . . my best maser, my drynking home foted and banded with siluer 

and gilt . . . and my best salt of siluer / Item I beqiiethe to Agnes Sharp my doughter in redy 

money the sume of vi" xiij^ iiij''. Also I beqiieth my tenement with th'appurtennce in Canbury holde 

... to my wife Mary Sharp for terme of hir lyfe, and after hir deoesse . . . the said tenement . . . 

shall Remayne to my forsaid doughter Agnes Sharp to hir heires of hir body laufully begotten . . . 

To Mary Sharp my wife oon tenement ... in the Prebend holde . . . for terme of hir life ... to 

Remayn to my sonne Robert Sharp and to his heires ... To my said wife . . . medowe grounde . . . 

in Hybury for terme of hir life , . to Remayne to my sonne Robert Sharp . . . Item I bequeth to 

my suster Margery Thomson in meney vi^ viij'* . . . Residue of my goodes to my wife Mary Sharp 

. . . my wife sool executrix . . . Item I will and bequethe x' of money to be gevyn to diuerse pour 

people to prav for my soule. Probat xi Dec. 1525. 

P.C.C. 40 Bodfelde. 

ill of lorotbg Jlrtoit, 1556. 

3 March 1556. Dorothy Acton. To the collectors of the poor of St. Towfte parish. To my 
jozen Agnes Wyutropp my cheyne of gold. To Adam Purvye my lauds &c. in Barking co. Essex 
and to his heirs for ever. To Lettys Purvye his wife my bracelett of gold &c. To myn ante 
Sharpe. My cosyn John Paecock haberdasher and Adam Purvey latherseller, citizens of London, 
they to be overseers and executors together. Residue equally to Mathew (?) Owtred and Agnes Owtred 
my brother and sister when 21 or at their marriage. The curate of St. Olaves Southwark a 
witness 10 March 1556. Probat 8 March 1556 to John Pecok et Ade Purvey. 

P.C.C. 8 Wrastley. 

From an Indenture, dated 13 Sept. 2 Edward VI. [Close Roll, 4. Ed. 6. 5* part] we learn 
that Ellen then wife of Richard Owtred but formerly wife of Thomas Ecton of Barking in Essex, 
had sold lands (late the property of the said Thomas Ecton and of Gabriel Ecton their son) to John 
Purvey Citizen and leather seller of Loudon. Doi-othy Acton, or Ecton, who made the above will 
and Matthew Owtred were probably children of this Ellen, but the exact relationship to the Sharpes 
and Winthrops is as yet unknown. 



)I)arpe of 3fsltnston, to. MiVbltiStx. 

Arms : — Apparently Or, three pheous azure, according to the Emblazoned Pedigree of Winthrop (see p. 9). The Armouries give 
Or, a pheon azure, as the shield of one of the numerous families of the name. Other Sharpes bore pheous within 
bordures. &c. &c. 

Mary, devisee, relict and execu-=WiUiam Sharpe of Islington, co. Middx. Will, P.C.C. 40 Bod-= 
trix of William Sharpe, 1525. felde, 21 Sept. 1525 ; probate 6 Dec. 1525 ; bequest to Margery 

Thomson, his sister. 

-. . . 1st wife, buried in Islington church- 
yard, before the west door of the church. 

Kobert Sharpe of Islington, Grent., 1518 ; named in his father's= 
will, 1525 ; sold lands in Tottenham, 1536 ; Fine 28 H. 8. 

=Elizabeth, named 1525 in her father-in- 
law's will ; married before 1518. 

Agnes Sharpe, named in her 
father's will, 1525. 

Adam Winthrop of Gro-= 
ton, CO. Suffolli Esq., 1st 
husband : m. 20 July 
1534. WUl 20 Sept. 1562; 
prob* 5 Jan. following. 
See WiNTHRor. 

=Agnes Sharpe, aged 18, 1534, 2d= 
wife of Adam Winthrop. She m. 
2d Wm. Mildmay at Groton, 8 
May 1563 ; d. 13 May, 1565, aged 
48 ; buried in Springfield Chancel, 

-Wilham Mildmay of Spring-= 
field Barnes co. Essex, Gent., 
2d husband. Will, P.C.C. 10 
Holney,13Feb. 1570 ; probate 
24 Feb. 1570 ; bequests to 
Susan Winthrop, &c., &c. 

=. . . dau. of Pas- 
chall of Much 
Baddow in com. 
Essex, Esq., 1st 


. . . Sharpe 
London, circa 


Adam Winthrop of Groton, 
2ds., b. lOAug.1548. Re- 
fers ill his Diary to the 
Mildmays and to his cousin 
Joaue Aluskett. See Life 
and Letters of John Win- 
throp, vol. i, pp. 409, 410. 

iVlice AVinthrop, eldest= 
dau. b. 15 Nov. 1539 ; 
mar. 12 June 1563 and 
had issue ; d. 8 Nov. 
1607 ; buried in Spring- 
field church. 

=Sir Thomas Mildmay of 
Springfield, co. Essex.only 
son. Knighted at White- 
hall 23 July 1603. See 
Winthrop's Diary. Will 
P.C.C. 1 Capell, 14 Nov. 

Henry Muskelt of Harles-= 
ton Parva in co. Suifolk, 
Gent. Entered pedigree in 
the Suffolk Visitation of 
1577. Inq. post mortem 
37 Eliz. ; buried at Harles- 
ton, Parva, 1595. 

Nicholas = 
Gent., 1st hus- 
band ; dead 
1592, when 
Hainon Clax- 
ton made his 

=Henry Muskett, of Fritton, co. Sufl^.^ 
Gent., 2d son ; purcliased Fritton pro- 
perty, 1598 ; J'ine, Mich. 39 and 40 
Eliz. Admou. Cur. Ep. Norw. 24 April 
1613 to Catherine Brend late his relict 
and to Robert Brend her husband. Ob. 
s.p. Muskett i:. Claxton, Eliz. B. and 
A. relates to her jointure. 

^Catherine, dau. of Ham-= 
on Claxton, Esq., of 
Norwich whose Will Cur- 
Ep. Norw. 7 June 1592, 
describes her as then 
widow of Nicholas Thurs- 
ton, andrefers to children 
of said Nicholas. 

-Robert Brend, 
of Norfolk. 
Camden, A" 
1612 ; tliird 

=Joane, dau. of . . . Sharpe 
of London, 2d wife ; born 
1538 ; died 21 July 1597, 
aet. 59 ; b ir. at Wether- 
den, CO. Suffolk. Visited in 
her last illness by her 
cousin, Adam Winthrop. 

Grace, wife 
of Thomas 
Betts of 
Wetherden ; 
mar. lie. Cur. 
Ep. Norw. 14 
Sep. 1582. 

Alice, mar. 
at Harleston 
Parva, 19 
Dec. 1588 to 
John BuUen, 

— TT 



j$ltltima|> of Cretingljam. 

ill of Waiiam ittlftmsB of ^piittjMft, mO. 

13 Feb. 12 Eliz. Anno Dni 1570. Willni'' Myldmay of Spryngfelde in the county of Essex 
gent. My body to be bnryed w'in the parrish Churuh of Springfelde a foresaid. I will that 
Willml Myldmay my Sonne's eldest sonue shalhave Sampford Barnes and Barnes myll after that 
XX*' yeres be expyred. Item, I do give vnto Sara Myldemay my Sonne's doughter my two Croftes 
of land at Springfeld after twenty yeres be expyred. Item I do. give vnto George Myldemay my 
sonny's secunde sonne my copihold howses at Moulsham and my copyholde at the Marshe style. 
I do give vnto Mary Celey tenne pounds ; vnto Susan Wintroppe tenne pounds to be paid hir at 
the day of hir marryage. Residue of my goodes to Thomas Myldemay my sonne (whom) I do make 
nay Exeouto'". Probate 24 ifeb : 1570 Jurament Thome Myldemay Execut"^. 

P.C.C. 10 Holney. 

ill of Mm itiltima^ of (Krdingbam, 1580, 

29 March 1580. John Mildmaye of Creatingham in the Countie of Suffolk gentleman. To 
Thomas Mildmaye my eldest sonne lands in Springfield ; also one hundred pounds out of house and 
lands in Fremmingham in Suffolk, which are to be sold. To him the house I dwelt in last in 
Chelmsford. To John Mildmaye my Sonne one hundred pounds when six and twenty years of age and 
my houses in Chelmsford. To my daughter Thomazen. Copyhold lands to the said Thomas 
Mildmaye my sonne. To Robert Mildmay my sonne one hundred pounds and my lease lands in 
Cretingham and Branston. My sonne Humfrye Mildmay is deade. To Thomas Mildmaye my youngest 
Sonne two farmes in ffinohefeild in the County of Essex : he to go to schole. To my youngest 
daughter, Marian one hundred pounds at her age of three and twenty yeares. To my daughter 
Thomazens two sonnes Anthony and Thomas when twenty six yeares of age. Robert Tovells and 
Robert Alderton to be executors. Comissco 28 Junlj J 580 Thome Mildmay fil ; Robertus Atherton & 
Robertus Towell renunc. P.C.C. 25 Arundell. 


Mill of fbcmas itilJrmap o! yramlingbam, 1601. 

Thomas Mildemay the elder of Framlingham in the county of Suffolk gentleman, 10 April, 43 
Elizabeth. My lands in Framlingham to Thomas Mildemay my eldest son, which were the inheritance 
in fee simple of John Mildemay gent, my late father, being purchased by him of one William Mynn 
gent, and Edmund Nuttall my father in law. Lease also from the Queenes Majesty to Olive my 
wife until Thomas my son attaine his age of four and twenty yeares. To my son Walter Mildemaie 
lands in Chelmesford in the county of Essex. My cosen Humfrey Mildmay of Danburie in Essex 
Esquire, Lands in reversion to me from Edmunde Nuttall my father in law and Sibill his wife. 
John Nuttall my cosen. To Marie Mildmay my eldest daughter, Thomazine and Elizabeth Mildmay 
my daughters, and Olive Mildemay my youngest daughter. My wife sole executrix. My brothers 
Eobert Mildmay and Thomas Mildmay of Grays Inne to be supervisors. Probate 9 May 1601. 

P.C.C. 33 Woodhall. 

ill 0f (BMmh Enttall d JFramlingbam, 1609. 

Edmond Nuttell of Framlingham at the Castell in the County of Suffolk yeoman 23 Aug 
1609. To Eichard Everis of Framlingham yeoman and to Grace his wife my grandchild, one of the 
daughters of Humferye Knivett and Anne his wife my daughter, messuage where he and I now 
dwell, and other messuages and lands late Edward Page gent, deceased. To Nicholas Knivett my 
grandchild, son of Anne my daughter. To Mary Digges my grandchild, one of the daughters of 
Mary Bedingfield my daughter late wife of Edward Page of Framlingham gentleman. To Thomazine 
Mildmaye my grandchild, one of the daughters of Ollive Manister my daughter, when twenty one. 
To Elizabeth Mildmay my grandchild another daughter of said Olive. To Olive Mildmay my grand- 
child. To Anthony Mildmay son of said Olive my daughter when twenty two yeares of age. To 
Edmond Page my grandchild son of Mary Bedingfield my daughter one hundred pounds. To Thomas 
Page my grandchild when twenty three. To Elizabeth Page and Sara Page, Eobert Knivet, Edmond 
Knivett, Henry Knivett, Frances Knivet (a daughter) and Thomazine Knivett, my grandchildren. To 
Mary Spaldinge my grandchild, wife of Eobert Spaldinge. To Mary Bodye my grandchild. My daughters 
Anne Knyvet, Olive Manister and Mary Bedingfield. Thomas Nuthill my brother and John Nuthill 
my nephewe. Obligations jointly with Edward Page of Framlingham Gent, father of aforesaid 
Edward, or with Mary his late wife, or with Edward Page son of Edward deceased. William 
Bedingfield and Mary his wife my daughter : Humfrey Knyvett and Anne his wife my daughter, &c., 
&c. Probat. 6 Nov. 1609. Archd. Suffolk. 



ill of ^ir fbcmas ittlbmao, 1613. 

S"" Thomas Mildmaye of Barnes in the parishe of Springefeild in the countie of Essex Knight, 
14 Nov' 1612. ffirst I commend my soul vnto god my maker and my bodye to be buryed in 
the parishe churche of Springfeild. Item I giue vnto my graundchilde Thomas Mildmaye, the 
eldest Sonne of my sonne Thomas deceased, landes called Southefeildes and one tenement called 
Mottett's fFee and croftes and parcells of land in Springfeild. Item to Edward Mildemay my 
graundechilde, brother to the said Thomas, and to his heires, my fFaime called Colviles in 
Springfeild, my tenement called the Chekquer otherwise Springfeilds in Chelmesford and [other] 
tenements in Chelmesford and Springfeild. Item I giue and bequeathe vnto Walter Mildemaye my 
youngest sonne all my corne and cattell plate Jewells househould stufFe and all my hoppoales in 
the hopgarden, and my two leases that I hould of the Kinges most excellent Maiestie in Chelmes- 
ford and Mulsham, and all other my moueable and ymmoueables whatsouer, whome I make and 
ordeyne my sole executor. Sealed in the presence of Edward Brand, Samuell Billinge, Nicholas 
Drane and Tho Sherlocke. Probatum penultimo die mens Januarij Anno Domini 1612 Juramento 
Walteri Mildemaye gen'osi executori. P.C.C. 1 Capell. 

At the time of the making of this will, which names only his second and fourth sons, 
Alice Winthrop the testator's wife had long been dead. 

ill nf fbomas itilimag, 1615. 

Thomas Mildemay of the parish of St. James, Clarkenwell in the County of Middlesex gent. 
6 Dec. 1613. To be buried in the chancel. To Margaret my wife. To my nephew William 
Mildemay, who is my next heire at law, my tenement in Chelmesford. To Thomas Mildemay my 
nephew, sonne & heire of Thomas Mildemay my late brother, one hundred pounds to be paid him 
at the hawie of Greys Inne if he be then livinge. To my nephew Walter Mildemay brother of said 
Thomas ; nephew Arthur Mildemay another brother ; nephew Anthony Mildemay another brother. 
My two neices, Mary Boddye wife of my nephew Thomas Boddye, and Thomazine Smithe her sister 
wife of William Smithe. To my neice Elizabeth Mildemaye their sister. To my neice OlifFe 
Mildemaye fiftye ponnd. - To my nephew Anthony Boddye forty pounds. To my two neices Katherine 
and Christian Boddye sisters to said Anthony. Scutchions of myne own armes to be pynned vpon 
my coffin. Supervisors, Aslacke Lanye of Pulham co. Norfolk Esq"^ and Lionell Edgar of IpswicTi 
Gent. My sayed neiphue William Mildemaye nowe to reclayme hymselfe from drincking, swearing 
and playing, wherunto he hathe been formerlie muche given. Probatum ult die Dec. 1613 juramento 
Willielmi Mildemaye executoris noiat in testamento. P.C.C. 114 Capell. 

Thomas Mildmay of St. James' Clerkenwell, was first cousin to Sir Thomas Mildmay of 
Barnes, whose will is given above. 


ill of ^ir S^nrg ^tliimae of ©races, 1657. 

Sir Henry Mildmay of Graces in litle Baddou in the county of Essex K', 8 May 1637. To 
bee buried by the bodie of my late wife in the parrish church. Vnto the most poore and impotent 
persons of Chelmisford and Moulsham, sixe pounds ; of Springfeild, five pounds ; of Little Baddou, 
ffive pounds ; of Danburye, ifower pounds. Vnto Amye my welbeloved wife, as Augmentation of her 
Joynture, my fFarme called Imbers in Good Esterne, of the value of ffiftie pounds by y'^ yeare and 
vpwards, in performance of Covenant betweene mee, Brampton Gurdon Esq', her ffather, and herselfe 
before our marriage, 1 May 1616 : Also one other fFarme called Bellmers in Little Baddou, iSsc, &c. 
Vnto Henry Mildmay my sonne and heire apparent, my Manno'' of Graces ifec. to him and to his 
heires males. Vnto the said Henry my sonne, my Manno"^ of Newhall in Asheldhame, my Manno"^ 
of Waltons in Purleighe &c. &c. If my said sonne die without issue male, said Mannors to my sonne 
Walter Mildmay ; and if he die without issue male, to Sir Thomas Mildmay K' sonne and heire of 
William Mildmay my eldest brother, and after his decease to Henry Mildmay his sonne and heire. 
For want of issue male, said Mannors to pass to Charles Mildmay second sonne of said Sir Thomas 
Mildmay, Thomas Mildmay the third sonne, and William Mildmay the fourth sonne of said Sir 
Thomas ; and if the said William die without heires males the Mannors to remayne to Carew Heruy 
ats Mildmay my nephew. If he die without issue male said mannors to my brother Walter 
Mildmay Esquio=" for life, and after his decease to Ambrose Mildmay his eldest sonne ; he dying 
without heires males, to Walter Mildmay his second sonne, and, failing issue of the said Walter to 
remayne to my right heires. As regards lands intayled to heires begotten of my former wife Alice 
Mildmay, I have lately sold messuages in Swann Alley, Coleman Street London, by consent of Sir 
Arthur Harris K* her brother, for seven hundred and forty pounds. This somme belongs to my three 
daughters by her. But her eldest daughter, late married, hath had of mee twelve hundred pounds ; 
and I now give and bequeath twelve hundred pounds a peece to her two other daughters Marie and 
ffrancis Mildmay. I ordaine Amy my wife sole executrix, she bringing up the children vntill Henry 
my sonne be one and twenty yeares of age. To my sonne Walter Mildmay mills and millhouses 
and ffarme caled Sales in East Harringfield, and fower hundred pounds to be paied him at his age 
of one and twenty. To my nephews Sir Thomas Mildmay and Carew Harvey ats Mildmay and their 
sister ffrancis Nutbrowne. To Edward Mildmay my nephew ; William Munings my cozen : and my 
sonne Harlackenden. To the making a monument in Little Baddou church, fforty pounds. My 
mapps and pictures to Amy my wife for life. Brothers John Gurdon Esquio'', Robert Gurdon and 
Edward Gurdon are named in will or codicil. Probat. 4 Nov. 1639 juramento Dne Amie Mildmay 
Relicte. P-C.C. 176 Harvey. 

For numerous references to Sir Henry Mildmay of Graces, and a letter from him to his 
cousin John Winthrop of Groton, see the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections, Series 5, 
vol. i. Sir Henry was High Sheriff of Essex in 1628, and his canopied tomb, with an effigy, is 
in Little Baddow Church. 


ill of iam^ 3ltn5 Htlirraag, 1669. 

Dame Amy Mildmay of Graces iu Little Baddow in the County of Essex widd IS"" May 
1669. My body to be buried in Little Baddow Chancell in the county of Essex aforesaid. I 
desire to be laid in my sisters grave. I giue to my beloved daughter in law Mary Mildmay 
my Sonne Henry's wife the sume of six pounds in gold. To my grand-daughter Amy Mildmay 
my Sonne Henryes eldest daughter the sume of one hundred pounds. To Anne Mildmay my 
Sonne's second daughter, Mary Mildmay my sonnes third daughter, Lucy Mildmay and Elizabeth 
Mildmay my sonnes ffourth and ffith daughters the sui^e of ffiue pounds a peece, and all my 
plate to bee equally devided betweene them. I giue to ffra : Mildmay my Sonne's sixth daughter 
twenty mark in money. To Kobert Mildmay of Terling, my sonne in law and to his wife. To 
my grandson Robert Mildmay and to his sister Amy Mildmay tenn pounds a peece. To my brother 
Jo: Gurdon of Ason in the county of Suffolk Esquire, his wife, his ffoure sonnes, Phillip, Nathaniell, 
Brampton and Barrett, his three daughters Judeth Gould, Anne Gurdon and Amy ffourth. To 
my sister Saltanstall, my sister Joyce Gurdon and her sonne James Gurdon and John Gurdon and 
to their sister Anne Gurdon. To my neece ifisher, my neece Leeds, my sister in law my brother 
Brampton's wife, my daughter Wallopp, my son Harlackenden and to his ■vyife. To my cousen 
Raymond of Ipswich and to her daughter Russell. To Mr. Edward Alston of Newton in Suffolk 
three ponnds. I doe make null all my former grants, of all my lands in Bulmer in the County 
of Essex, Lavenham, Preston or Brenteley in the County of Suffolk, and I doe hereby giue all my 
lands in Essex or Suffolk or elsewhere vnto my sonne Henry Mildmay and his heires for ever. 
All the rest of toy goods att Graces or elsewhere I giue to my sonne Henry Mildmay whom I 
make and appoint sole executo"". I the said Dame Amy Mildmay haue to this my last will 
and testament sett my hand and seale. And now Lord what waite I for, my hope is in thee. 
Prepare me for my change and receiue me into the armes of thy mercy. Probatum octavo die 
Januarij 1670 juramento Henrici Mildmay filij et ex*°"^. P.C.C. 6 Duke. 

For three letters from Dame Amy Mildmay to her husband's uncle, Adam Winthrop of 
Groton, as well as for two letters from him to her and some verses written by him on the 
birth of her son, see the first volume of the "Life and Letters of John Winthrop.'' 

We learn from the pedigree, which Henry Mildmay, Esq' of Graces, the son above alluded 
to, entered in the Essex' Visitation of 1664, that Amy and Anne, his daughters, were the children 
of his first wife, Cicilia, da. of Walter Barker of Salop, Esq"^ ; and Mary, Lucy and Elizabeth, 
the then issue of his second wife, Mary, da. of Robert Mildmay of Moulsham, — the sister of 
Benjamin Mildmay, who was summoned to Parliament 10 Feb., 1669, as Baron Fitz Walter, 



MUtmdL^ of €00e3e* 

Arms of Sir Henry Mildmay of Graces, 1634. Harl. MS., 1542, fo. S9\ Quarterly, 1 and 4, Mildmay : Arg. three lions rampant 
Azure, armed and langued Gules : 2, La Rods : Azure, on a canton Or a mullet Sable : 3, Cornish : Sable, a, chevron 
embattled Or, between three roses Argent. Crest : A lion rampant gardant Azure, armed and langued Gules. 

Thomas Mildmay of Ohelmesford Esqr.^Anne d. of Reade. 


1. Thomas Mild- 
may of Mouskam 
in Com. Essex Esqr 
=Anne d. of Gun- 
sonn. A quo Mild- 
may of Moulsham, 
Knights& Baronets. 


I I n 

Mary vx Mathew- 
Bernard. Arg. abeare 
musled sabble saliant. 

Thomazinvx Anthony 
Bouchia' Esqr. 

Joane vx Christopher 
Payton Esq'. 

3. John Mild- 
may of Cre- 
tingham in 
Com. Suffolk. 
See Pedigree 

Sr Thomas=f=Lady ffrances 
Mildmay of Radcliff d. of 
Mousham Henery, Earle 
Knt. of Sussex, Lord 


A quo Mildmay, Baron 




Sr Walter Mildmay 
of Afthwpe ill com 
Northampton Chan- 
cellor of the Exche- 
que)\=^Manj sister of 
S'' ffrancis Walsing- 
ham Knt secretary of 
estate. =j= 

._ I 

. . . d. or- 

Paschall of 
Much Bad- 
dow, 1st 

-S. William Mildmay^ 
of Barnes in Spring- 
ffeld. Will P.C.O. 10 
Hohiey, 12 EKz. 1570 : 
prob' 24 Feb. 1570 : 
bequests to Susan 
Winthrop and Mary 

1. Sr Anthony Myld- 
may of Apthorpe 
Knight ffather of Mary 
Couiitei of Westmor- 


S.HumffreyMyldmay of Danbury incom 
Essex.^^=Mary d. of Hen Capell of 
Iladam in cnm Hertford Esqr, and had 
issue, i. Sr Hum ff rey Myldmay of Dan- 
bury Knt 16S4. 2. Sr Henery Myld- 
may Knt Mr of tJie Jewell howse 1634 • 
John : A nthony and Mary. 

sr Thomas Mildmay- 
of Barnes in Sprmg- 
ffeld: married at Gro- 
ton, Suffolk, 12 June 
1563. Will, P.C.C. 
1 Capell, proved 30 
Jan. 1612. 

=Agnes, 2d wife, da. 
of Robert Sharpe of 
Islington, co. Middx. 
and relict of Adam 
Winthrop of Groton, 
Esq. : mar. there 7 
June 1563 ; died 13 
May 1565. See 

-■Allice d. of Adam 
Wynthorpe of Groton 
in com, Suffolke : b. 
15 Nov. 1539 : ob. 
1607 : bur. in Spring- 
field Chancel. See 

the liffe 
of his 

•erett d. of 
Sr George Har- 
vey of MarksKnt 
liftennant of the 
tower; mar. at 

— T 

2. Thomas 
married and 
had issue. 

Alice, d. of Sr =f=3.Sr HeneryMildmayof Gracesin= 

William Harris 
of Crixsey in 
com Essex 1 wiffe. 

the pish of title Badow : Knighted 
in Ireland by Sf" Arther Chiches- 
ter then'lord deputy about the end 
of ApriU. 3. Jacob. Rex. Will 
P.C.C. 176 Harvey, 8 May 1637. 

AUice vx Harlakenden of 
Earles Colne in com Essex. 




-Amie d. of 
Brampton Gor- 
don of Assing- 
ton in com Svff' 
Esq^ 3 wiffe. 

— I 

of Bad- 

-Bndgett d. of 
Ambrose Jer- 
myn of Bush- 
brook S broth- 
er of Sr Bob- 

1. Ambrose 

2. Walter 

Judith vx Beniamyn 

I. Henery Mildmay, eldest son, M.P. for Essex temp. Chas. IL He mar. 
Mary, sister of Benjamin Mildmay, Baron FitzWalter, great-grandson 
of Sir Thomas Mildmay and Lady Frances Ratcliff. 

1 1 

2. Walter. Elizabeth, mar. Robert 

Mildmay, Esq. of Ter- 
ling. Morant, 

Mary, mar. Charles 
Goodwin of Rowfant, 
CO. Essex. 

Lucy, mar. Thomas 
Gardiner of Tolles- 
bury, CO. Essex. 



Elizabeth, mar. Edmund Frances, mar. Christian Fowler Katherin, wife of Col. 
Waterson of Loudon. of London. A quo the Bridges Thomas Townsend. 

of Goodneston, baronets. 

Among the numerous descendants of these daughters the ancient barony of FitzWalter is still in abeyance. 

Sr Thomas Mildmay- 
of Barnes Knt.; bapt. 
at Romford, 14 Dec. 

-... 1 d. oj Sr John Ernley 
Knt of Wetham, co. Wilts. 


William Mildmay of=fSybilla, dau. of Sir Thomas 
Barnes, only son. Palmer, Bart, of Wingham, 

I CO. Kent. 


A quo Sir William Mildmay of Moulsham 
Hall, Baronet, who died s.p. in 1772. 

Carew Mildmay ah Harvey of Markes in Romfford' 
S brother of &r Thomas Mildmay of Barnes Knt 
adopted heire to Sr Gawen Harvey Knt whose 
cossen and heire he was. He died 1676. 

■Dorathey d. oJ Willm Gerrard of 
Harrow on the hill in com Midlesex 
Esqr sister iif Sr Gilbert ; mar. 25 
Sept. 1626 ; died 1667. 

— n 

1. Gaiocn Harvey, '2. ^Voncj's Hervey, Groom=pMary, dau. of Matthew 
1634. of the Jewell Office, 1630. | Honey wood of Charing, — 

I CO. Kent. Amy. 


A quo the Mildmays, Baronets, of Moulsham Hall and Dogmersfield Park, the St. Johns, 
Viscounts Bolingbroke, the Bouverics, Viscounts Folkestone and Earls of Radnor, &c., &c. 

The pedigrees from the Visitation of Essex, 1634, Harl. MS. 1542, are ))rinte<l in italics. The additions arc mostly from 
Berry's Essex Genealogies as edited for the Harleian Society by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. 




iHtllimaB of Crettngljam. 

Arms of MUdmay of Cretingham as impaled by Thomas Boddye of Bicknacre, 1612, Harl. MS. 6065. Boddye : Argent on a fess Azure three 
pelicans Or, on a canton Gules two staves ragulee in saltire of the first surmounted by a, ducal coronet of the third ; impaling 
MiLDMAY ; Argent, three lions rampant Azure, a mullet for difference. 

John MUdmay of Cressingham in com Suffolk. 3. sonn of Thomas Mildmay=f=ffi'anees d. of Raynhow 

of Chelmsford elder brother of .s>' Walter. Of Cretingham co. Suff. gent. 
Will P.C.C. 25 Arundel, 29 Mar. 1580 : prob' 28 June 1580 : lands 
in Framlingham, &c. Lord of the Manor of Harolds in Cretingham, 5 Eliz. 

of Ipswich. ? Rainbor- 
ough of Ipswich. 

Thomas Mildmay the= 
elder, of Framlingham, 
CO. Suffolk, gent. Will 
P.CC. 34Woodhall, 10 
Apra, 43 Eliz. ; probate 
9 May 1601 ; names 
Cousin Humfrey Mild- 
may of Danbury, co. 
Essex, Esq'' ; mar. at 
Framlingham 1582. 

■Olive, d. of Edmund 
Nuttall of Framhng- 
ham, CO. Suff., who 
made will. Arch. Suff. 
23Aug.l609. Shere- 
gent. ; his will, Cur. 
Ep.N' Jan. 
1611 ; described as 
Olive Moore, 19 Jas. 
framlingham Court 


Humphrey Mild- 
may, dead 1580. 

Thomaziu, married 
to John Boddye of 
London, 1580. 

Marian vx And)'ew 
Atwood of Wilt- 
shire; youngest da. 

Thomas Mildmay , the 
younger, of S* James, 
Clerkeuwell, gent., 
6 Dec. 1613, when 
he made Will, P.C.C. 
114 Capell ; prob' 31 
Dec. naming Mar- 
garet his wife and 
divers of his kindred. 
To be buried in the 
chancel of St. James'. 

^. Robert Mildmay of 
Tarling in com Essex 
1634 who fMcd ffor 
shreeve and Alderman 
of London.=Joane d. 
of Sr Richard Deane 
of London Knt; de- 
visee of his brother, 
1601. Ob. s.p. 

1. John Mild,--- 
may of Frit- 
leweU in com. 
Essex; named 
1580 in his 
father's Will. 

Willm MUdmay of Woodkam Water, heir 
at law to his uncle Tho', 1618 ; had son 
and heir, Robert Mildmay, in 1634, who 
succeeded to the Terling estate. 


1. Thomas Mild- 
may, eldest son, 
1613 devisee of 
his uncle, Tho- 
younger ; bap.l7 
Jan. 1584 ; living 


Arthur Mildmay, de%'i5ee: 
of his uncle 1613 ; bap. 
1589 ; of Wickham Mar- 
ket, CO. Suffolk, 19 Sept. 
1627, when he made his 
will, P.C.C, 109 Skyn- 
ner, leaving lands in 
Framlingham to his sou. 

-Mary, his 
relict and 
living 1639. 

Anthony Mildmay, 
devisee 1609 of his 
grandfather Nuttall, 
and of his uncle, 
Tho^ Mildmay the 
younger ; bap. 1599. 
=Alice, dau. of ..., 
named in the Frank- 
lingliam Court Rolls. 

Mary, eldest da., wife 
of Thomas Boddye of 
Bicknacre Priory in 
Essex, second son of 
John Boddye and 
Thomasine Mildmay 
above named ; devisee 
of Edmund Nullall, 


wife of Wil- 
liam Smith, 

bapt. 1595. 

Olive Mildmay, 
named in family 
wills, 1601,1609, 
and 1613, youn- 
gestdau. wife ap- 
parently of Henry 
Hayle, 1 Car. 
Court Rolls. 

Robert Mildmay, only son, aged 11 in Mary, only dau., 

1627, ob. s.p. 1639, 'Thomas Mildmay underage in 1627 ; 

his uncle being heir at law. Fram- living 1639. 
lingham Court RoUs. 

Robert, son of Anthony 
Mildmay and Alice his 
■wife, bapt. at Framling- 
ham 7 Feb. 1627. 

John Boddye. 

Anne Boddye. 

38olig of Btcfenacre ^^rtorg. 

From the Visitation of Essex, 1612, Harl. MS. 1541, fo. 135, collated with Harl. MS. 6065. 

John Body of London. Boddye, Harl. MS. 6065.=f TAomozm d. of John Myldmay of frumlivgham in com Suff. 

, 1 

Anthony Body of London;=Allice d. of Thorn Body of^Mary d. of Tho. MyWmay Catherin unmar ; Christian vx Tho Parker 

devisee of Thomas Mild- Twynes of Bicknacre prior \ of framlingham ; AeMises devisee of Thomas of Com Cambridgh ; Aemsee 

may his uncle, 1613. Sussex. in com i;'ssfa; of Tho^ Mildmay, 1613. Mildmay her uncle, of Thomas Mildmay her 

Hsonn. I 1613. uncle, 1613. 

John Body. 


Qllaljaster of J^atileigft, 

»tm of fbontas Jllabaster, 1591. 

Thomas Alabaster the elder of Hadleigh in the Countie of Suffolk, clothier, 16 June 1591, 
To Thomas Alabaster my sonne my copy land in Carsey and my free lands there. To Ann Still' 
wife of D'' Still, for life, lands in Hadleigh purchased of- Stephen Upohar of Dedham co. Essex, 
clothier : should she sell, my sonne John Alabaster can buy the same. My daughter Prisciila 
Lawrence deceased, late wife of Thomas Lawrence ; her children. My daughter Margaret nowe wife 
to John Dorington of London. To my brother Roger Alabaster and his children the sume of one 
hundred pounds and four tenements in Hadleigh. Mary wife of John Alabaster my sonne. To Sarah 
Still, Nathaniel Still, Ann Still, Elizabeth Still, Mary Still and John Still, at their ages of one and 
twenty yeares. To John Alabaster the j'ounger, sonne to .lohn Alabaster my soime, and to his 
sisters Anne and Mary Alabaster. I'robat 10 Jane 1592. Cur. Prterog. Cant. 51 Harrington. 

Mill 0f Mm 3llabaster, 1657. 

John Alabaster the elder of Hadley, Clothier, 20 April 1637. To Mary my wife three hundred 
pounds. Thomas Alabaster, my good father deceased, assured to me and to Mary my wife my 
Mancion Howse &o. in Hadley : this I bequeath to my sonne John Alabaster and his heires male. 
To Thomas Alabaster my sonne, my lands in Kersey and divers lands in Nawton and Nedging for 
life, then to John Alabaster his sonne, and to his other sonne, Thomas Alabaster the younger. To 
my daughters, Susan Beamond, Bridget Bryan, Sarah Blcwett and Anne Cooke, each one hundred 
pounds. To John Beamond and Thomas Bryan my sonnes in law ; Thomas Holman, John Holman 
and Mary, wife of Jeffrey Janings my Kinsfolke ; William Glanfield my brother in law ; Edward 
Beamond the elder my loveing kinsman ; and to William Brooke, my kinsman, a weaver. Probat 
6 May 1637. Cur. Preerog. Cant. 83 Goare. 



ill of Milliam O^lanMir, 1657. 

The sixth daye of June 1637, William Glanfield of Hadley in the countie of Suffolke, clothier. 
I give my free houses to "William Allabaster, and part of my sheepe. To John AUabaster, Marie 
Allabaster at her age of twentie yeares, Thomas Allabaster, ffrancis Allabaster, Elizabeth Allabaster, 
Sarah Allabaster and Jane Allabaster, the summe of tenn poundes [apiece]. All other things 
I leave to yo"^ disposing. Thus leauing the world and sicke my selfe, as a Ancker hold 
vpon Christ : and soe fare well. All the rest of my goods I give vnto my louing sonne in lawe 
Thomas Allabaster of Hadley aforesaid, clothier, and vnto Elizabeth his nowe wife my daughter ; 
said Thomas and Elizabeth his wife my daughter to be my executors. Probatum 25 Aug. 1 637, 
Juramento Thome Allabaster vnius exec™" Keservata ptate Elizabethae Allabaster alteri exeout 
cum venerit. P.C.C. 114 Goare. 

Unqtiisitron on t\i& heath of |oljit JUabasto, 1658, 

Suif. Inquisico Indentat^ capt^ apud Stowrflkett in dco com Suff., Anno regni Dni*' nri^ Caroli 
AngP [&c.] Eegs &c. decimo quarto, Annoq3 Dni 1638, Coram Jolie Combes Armigo Escaetore, 
post mortem Johis Allabaster defunct^ p scrm® Johis Brasier [&,c., &c.] pborf et legliu® homin^, 
Qui diount quod Thomas Allabaster pater pdci Johis in dco bri noiat fuit seitus de et in trib} 
sepalibus tenemt^ et domibs Ac de vno alio tenemnt^ tunc in tenur® Kogi Allabaster fratris ^dci 
Thome Ac de offiib} illis clausis campis et pastur® nunc in tenur^ et occupac5ne fici Thome Allabaster 
€0gnit^ P nomen et noia de Hornefeild, Le Highfeild, Le Pondfeild, Cocks feild, greate Wakelings 
et litle Wakelings iacen^ et existen^ in Hadleigh in com ^dict^. IdmP Thomas p Indentur inter ipm 
Thomam Allabaster ex vna pte et Joliem Brond Clothier ex altera pte gerent^ dat^ vltimo die Julij 
Anno regni Dne Elizabethe nup Regine Angl^ &c. Vicesimo sexto, in consideracone maritagii hend et 
solemnizafid inter Johem Allabaster in dco bri noiat fit diet® Thome Allabaster et Mariam Brond 
filiam dci Johis Brond conveint et agreavit cum dco Jofte Brond qd ipe idm® Thomas Allabaster ante 
•diem solemnizaconis pdict® maritagii faceret bon^ cert" et sufiicient statum absolut® in feod simplic' 
quibusdm' Arthuro Veysey et Willo West de omib3 ^dcis^ terris et ceteris ^missis in Hadleigh Jdicts 
ad sepal® vss et intencofies sequent® (videlt) ad vsum pdci Thome Allabaster duran' vit® natural® 
dci^ Johis Allabaster fiP sui et post eius decessum ad- vsum p'dce Marie Brond p iunctur* ipius 
Marie durant vita sua, et post eius decessu ad vsum hered dci® Johis sup corpus diet® Marie 
littiine pcreaiid, et p defectu ttm hered ad vsum rectorf hered ipius Thome Allabaster imppetun®. 
Et Jur® pdict dicunt sup scrm® suu® qd j?dcm® maritagiii® hitum et soleminzat® fuit. Et quod 
idm® Johes huit exitu'' sup corpus pdicte Marie Johem Allabaster filiu® suu® senior®. Et qd 
f dicta Maria adhuc supstes est et in plena vita existit. Vlterius Jurator® pdci dicunt qS Sdcus 
Johes Allabaster in dco bri noiat^ diu ante obitu® suu® fuit seitus de vno mesuagio cum areis 
hoftis et gardin° in Hadleigh in occupacone cuinsdm® WiHi Godfrey. Ac de vno tenemento m 
Hadleigh in occupacone cuiusdm® Thome Bower. Ac de clauso vocat® Bradfeild in Hadleigh. Ac 
de Cheeses meadowe et Becon's Meadowe in Hadleigh pdict. Idm® Jofies p cartam suam Indentat® 
geren^ dat® decimo quinto die Aprilis Anno regni Dni nri® Jacobi nup Rgs Angl &c. vicesimo 
tam in consideracone patemi amoris quem idm® Johes gerebat erga Johem Allabaster filiu® suu^ 


senioi-^ quam p competent^ innctur^ cuidm^ Sibille Britten via modo vxor dict^ Johis Allabaster 
filij senior^ ipius JoHis in bri noiat dedit eadm^ ^miasa ad vsum jJdicti Joftis Allabaster in dco 
brl noiat p tmio vite sue Et post eius decessm^ ad vsum pdcorf Johis Allabaster fiP ss et 
Sibille Britten pdict^ et hered de corporib} et p defectu tlis exitus remanere inde rctia heredibs 
ipius Joliis Allabaster filij senior^ dci^ Johis ^in ppetum®. Vlterius Jurator^ ^dci^ dicunt qS p'dcus 
Johes in dco bfi noiat die obitus fuit seitus de dinlsis pcellis terre vocat^ the Wyndmilfeild or 
Goes feild. Ac de vno tenemento nunc in occupacone Willi Bird scituat in Hadleigh. Ac de 
vno tenemento cum omib} terris in Kersey nunc in occupacoiie Thome Bennett. Ac de vno campo 
vocat^ Chopchurch feild in Hadleigh. Ac de mesuag^ in Kersey vocat® Kersey Mill nup pquisit^ 

de Rolfe gen oso. Ac de tribus tenement^ in Hadleigh Bridgstreete et vno tenemento in 

Duck lane et vna pecia terr^ sup Bacon lane ac de vno tenemento vocat^ Holford. Ac de terris 
libris in Nawton et Nedging in dco com^ continentib5 quadragint® quinqs acras. Idm- Johes p 
vltimam voluntat^ geren^ dat vicesimo die Aprilis Anno Dni 1637 devisavit eadm^ ad efifcu^ sequend 
(videlt). Itm my will is that Mary my loveing wife shall also quietly inioy for her ioyncture 
all those pcells of land w"*" I purchased of S'' Nichas Stoddard K* by the name of Wyndemel feild 
or Goes feild and a peece of my hopyard for and duringe the terme of her naturall life and after 
her decease I give sS lands to John Allabaster my sonne and to the heires males of the sS John. 
Itm'=' I give vnto Anne Gooke my daughter the howse wherein Wilim Bird nowe dwelleth for term 
of her life. Itm^ I give vnto Thomas Allabaster my sonne my tenements & lands in Kersey 
duringe his life and after his decease to Thomas Allabaster his sonne and to his heires for ever. 
Itm"^ I give unto Thomas Allabaster my sonne my house & lands & meadowes in Kersey called 
Kersey Mill. Itm^ I give vnto Tiiomas Allabaster my sonne three tenements in Hadleigh 

bridgstreete and one tenement wherein Ashmeere dwelleth in Duck lane and one peece of 

pasture lying vppon Bacon lane all w"'' were given by my good father Thomas Allabaster, as by 
his last will appeareth, for the payment of two shillings a weeke euly Sabboth day to the poore 
people of Hadleigh, w""" hath beene given in breade to thirteene psons, from the death of my sS 
father vnto this day. And I charge my sS sonne to see the same continued as it hath beene 
hethei-to by me. Itm^ I give the Incorporacon of Hadleigh for ever my tenement in Hadleigh 
called Posford, and my twelve acres of land in Coram Street to the intente that the yeerely rents 
be pd to an honest sober & sufficient man who shall teach poore children of the towne of 
Hadleigh to reade English, write and to cast accompts. Itm^ I give vnto Thomas Allabaster my 
sonne all my freehold lands and tenements in Nawton and Nedging, and after his decease I give 
the same to John Allabaster his sonne and his heires male, and for want of heires males of the 
said John lawfully begotten I give si lands vnto my grandchild Thomas Allabaster the yonger 
and for want of heirs males of sd Thomas the yonger I give the same to the next heires of 
my selfe John Allabaster the elder for ever. Vlterius Jurator^ dicunt qd p'dcus Johes Allabaster 
sic seitus vicesimo primo die Aprilis Anno Kegni Diii Regis nunc ?cio decimo obijt Et qd p'dcus 
Johes Allabaster filius fuit filius suus senior et pximus heres Et tempore mortis dict^ Johis 
ptris ss fuit etat^ quadragint^ annorf et amplius . . . p^dcm^ mesuag in Kersey vocat^ Kersey 
Mill teneban? dno Rege nunc vt de honore suo de Clare p servic mil. 

Abridged from the original, Miscell. Inq. p.m., 14 Car. I., Part 27, No. 34. 



ill of Br. Milliam JUabasfcr, 1640. 

I, William Alabaster, Doctor of Divinity, 30 March, 1640, doe make this my last Will and 
Testament, as followeth. ffirst I give and bequeath my soule to AUmightie God, hopeing to be saved 
through the meritts of Jesus Christ. My body to be decently buried at the discretion of Nicholas 
Bacon of Grayes Inn, co. Middlesex, Esquire ; whome I doe make sole exequitor. Probatum, ultimo 
Aprilis 1640 Juramento Nicholai Bacon, Armigeri. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 51 Coventry. 

til of lobn MahasUx, 1655, 

John Alabaster of Hadley co. Suffolk, Clothier, 5 Nov"^ 1655. To ray grandchild Sibilla, 
daughter of my late son John Alabaster by his wife Bridget, all my lands and tenements whatsoever 
with remainder if she die without issue, to my brother Thomas Alabaster. My late father John 
Alabaster made me his executor. I ordain my daughter Mary, wife of William Gilberde, Gierke, my 
sole executrix. To said Sibilla, my granddaughter at her age of one and twenty years. Probate 
17 June 1659 to Bridget Appleton ats Alabaster, now wife of Robert Appleton Esq., the natural 
and lawful mother and curator of Sibill Alabaster a minor &e. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 355 Pell. 

Mnhttttrxn, 1668. Jllabaster ^t Inrrongb. 

Indenture 4 May, 20 Cha' II. 1668, between John Alabaster of Ofton co. Suffolk Gent, and 
William Sparrow of Ofton Gent, of the one part, and Charles Burrough of Sproughton Gent, and 
Thomas Goodall of Bernards Inne, London Gent of th'other. Alabaster and Sparrow have sold unto 
Burrough and Goodall the messuage in Nawton &c. devised unto Thomas Alabaster, deceased father 
of the said John Alabaster in the will of John Alabaster, grandfather of the said John. [See above 
for the Will referred to. J Close Roll, 20 Chas. II. 22, 12. 

Wll of lane Jllalliaster, 1708. 

Jane Alabaster of Stuston in the County of Suffolk. To William Alabaster of Claydon ; 
Thomas Alabaster of Ipswich ; Bryan Alabaster of Allington ; Mary wife of John Rudland ; Sarah 
wife of John Styles of Henly ; Amy Alabaster of London ; John Balls, son of my late sister, and 
ffrancis Balls his brother. Said William Alabaster to be executor : to him all my goods. Probatm 
4 Oct. 1708. Gulielmo AUablaster. Arch. Sudbur. Goodwin IV. fo. 182. 



ill of iSinjamin IBrean, 1708. 

Benjamin Bryan of Stuston co. Suffolk, Gent. 29 Oct. 1708. To be interred in my own 
seat or pew in the parish church of Stradbrook. My lands in Stradbrook, Wingfield &c. to be sold 
by my cozen Edward Bosworth the elder of Stuston, clerke. Rents to be bought in Old Buckenham 
CO. Norfolk and settled on Trustees, for the minister of Old Buckenham for the time being. 
Elizabeth wife of said Edward Bosworth the elder. Edward Bosworth the younger, of Stuston, clerke. 
To my Kinsman Bryan Alabaster of Arlington, son of John Alabaster, late of Ipswich, deceased 
and to his brother William Alabaster of Claydon co. Suffolk. To Thomas Alabaster of Ipswich, 
brother of said William. To Mary Rutland, wife of John Rutland of Claydon, and to her sister 
Amy Alabaster. To all the children of John Alabaster of Saxmundham, brother of said Bryan 
Alabaster. To my kinsman John Bryan of London, Gent. My Kinsman, Hambling Church, now or 
late of Worlingworth co. Suffolk. To the eldest brother of Thomas Keeble, formerly of Stradbrook, 
D'' of Physck ; or eldest son of said eldest brother ; or nearest relation of said eldest brother. Of 
the residue of my goods, one third part to Mary wife of said John Rutland, and Amy Alabaster, 
one third to Bryan Alabaster my Kinsman, and one third to WiUie Alabaster my Kinsman. Said 
Edward Bosworth the elder, and Benjamin Wilcox of Staples Inn, London, Gent to be my executors. 
William Burlington a witness. Probat 5 Oct. 1709 to Benjamin Wilcox & Edward Bosworth sen. 

Cur. Ep. Nonv. Wills, 1709-11, fo. 128. 

IBrgan at ^hrantt^stnn. 

From Sir Edward Bysshe's Visitation of Suffolk, 1664, in the College of Arms. 

Thomas Bryan of . . . descended •!=. 
out of Ireland. I 

Thomas Bryan of Stradbrooke=rBridgett, da. of John Alabaster 
in Com: Suff: I of Hadleigh in Com: Suff: 

Benjamin Bryan of Thrandeston 
in Com: Suff: G' 1664. 

The Arms of this family are not recorded in the Original Visitation, nor in Harl. MS., 1085. 


Jllabaster |nsicri|ittons— laMeigb dlmtcb. 

On a brass plate, beneath the figure of a man at prayer : — 

" Here lieth buryed Thomas Alabaster, who 
being about 70 yeares old, whereof having 
lyved in this Town a Clothier above 40 
yeeres, always a godly, vertuous and 
discreet life, he dyed in the faith of 
Christ Jesus Our Saviour on the 12''> 
day of Jany 1592." 

On a brass plate beneath the figure of a man : — 

" Here lieth buried the Body of John Alabaster, late 
of this Town, Clothier, who lived a godly & discreet 
life, <fe was of a holy conversation, for whose death 
the rich did mourn & the Poor did much lament. 
He was kind to the Rich <fe merciful to the Poore 
and lovinge to all : he was twice Mayor of this Town 
and was married to Mary his wife fifty & one years and had 
by her tow sons, & nine daughters, and was threescore 
and sixteen years old, & departed this life the 21"* Ap. 1637." 

There is another inscription, much defaced, in Latin verse, with some Greek, to the memory 

of " Johannes Alabaster, raercator . . . mdcliv." Of him Candler says (Karl. MS. 6071.) " He was 

grandchild to John last named. John, his father, is yet living this 26 of May 1656. He left 
one daughter married to William Gilbert Rector of Burnt Elie." 



alabaster of Jlalileigb* 

Arms : — Ermine, a cross bow, bent, in pale. Gules. (Arcubalistarius.) Davy's Suffolk Armoury. 

Alabaster of married circa 1520, 


Thomas Alabaster of Hadleigh, co.=pChristian, da. of John Warren of New- 

Suff., clothier ; WUl P.C.C. 51 Har- 
rington 16 June 1591 ; Prob* 10 
June 1592; M.I. in Hadleigh 
Church ; ob. Jan. 12 1592, aged 
70 years. 

borne, co. Suff., by Dorothy, da. of 
Robert Forthe, Esq. , of Hadleigh. Her 
sister Agnes Warren was mar. to Arthur 
Vesey. Roger Warren, Esq., her bro- 
ther, died 1588. JJarl. MS., 1560. 

Roger Alabaster of Had- 
leigh, CO. Sutf., where di- 
vers of his children were 
born. Concerned in an Irish 
plantation, 1595. See Adam 
Winthrop's Diary. 

=Bridget, da. of Adam Winthrop, 
Esq. of Groton, co. Suff., mar. 
26 April 1567 ; buried at Ther- 
field, CO. Herts., Nov. 1614. 
Winthrop's Diary. 

John Alabaster of= 
Hadleigh, clothier; 
bapt. there 1560 ; 
WiU P.C.C. 83 
Goare, 20 April 
M.I. in Hadleigh 
Church ; Inq. p. 
mort. 14 Car. ; ob. 
31 Ap. 13 Car. 

^Mary, da. of 
John Brond of 
Boxford,co. Suff. 
clothier, whose 
Wm P.C.C. 91 
Wood is dated 
16 Dec. 1608 ; 
mar. settlem* 

Ann ux. John 
StiU, D.D., 
Rector of Had- 
hop of Bath 
andWeUs. He 
ob. 26 Feb. 
1607 ; Will 
P.C.C. 33 

PriscUla us. 
Tho" Law- 
rence. She 
ob. vita, pa- 

bap. at Had- 
leigh 1565 
12 Aug. 

Margaret ux. 
John Doring- 
tou of London. 
Bapt. at Had- 
leigh, 1563. 

Thomas Ala- 
baster, devi- 
see in his 
father's Will 
A° 1591. (Of 
London, mer- 
chant, Close 
Roll, 4 Jas 15 

1. WiUiam Alabaster, 
D. D. Rectorof Therfield ; 
Chaplain to the Earl of 
Essex ; Author of Rox- 
ana ; Will P.C.C. 51 
Coventry 30 March 
1640 ; Prob' 30 April 
following. Fuller' sWor- 
thies. Born 1568. Win- 
threp's Diary. 

— I — r-r~n 

2. George, died 
1596. _ 

3. John. 

4. Thomas, bapt. 
1585; died 1620. 

Sarah,died 1602. 


Thomas Britten=rSibiIl, da. of=T=l. John Alabas- 

of Hadleigh, 1st 
Will P.CC. 47 
Dale 13 March 
1620 ; Probate 
16 June 1621. 
Names SibUl his 
wife and their 
children. » 

clothier ; 
mar. settle- 
m' 15 Ap.20 
SibiU Brit- 
ten, widow. 

ter of Hadleigh, 
son and h., aged 
40 and upwards, 
13 Car. ; Will 
P.CC. 355 Pell, 
5 Nov. 1655 ; 
Prob' 17 June 

Susan ux. John 
Beaumont of Bil- 
deston, clothier, 
whose WiU P.C.C. 
35 Cambell is dated 
25 Nov. 1641. A 
quo Beaumont of 
Bildeston, 1664. 

Bridget ux.Thomas 
Bryan. She renupt 
Thos Smith of 
Thrandeston, Gent 
whose Will P.C.C. 
87 Mico is dated 
23 May 1665. 

Sarah ux. Blewett, 

Thomas Ala-=FElizabeth, da. 

, Cooke, 

Aunux . 
1637. _ 

Mary , devisee 1591 
in her grandfat- 
her's wUl. 

Benjamin Bryan of Stuston, Gent., in the Suffolk Visitation of 
1664. Will Cur. Ep. Norw. 1708, with bequests to the Alabasters. 

basterof Had- 
devisee in his 
father's Will 
1637, and in 
John Beau- 
mont's Will 
1641. Living 
1655 ; liad se- 
ven children. 

of wm Glan- 
field of Had- 
leigh, clothier 
whose Will 
P.CC. 114 
Goare is dated 
6 June 1637 ; 
Probate 25 

John Ala-=pBridget, da. and h. of=pRobert Appleton 

baster of 
ob. vita pa- 
M.I. in Had- 

William Bull, elk ; 
Blois, wife of Robert 
Appleton 1664. Ad- 
mmistered her father- 
in-law's goods, June 17 

of Preston, CO. Suff. 
Esq.,1664; entered 
Pei in Bysshe's 
Visit" ; 2d husb<l 
of Bridget Bull, 
she being his 2d 

Mary ux Will"> 
Gilbert, elk, Rec- 
tor of Burnt Ely 
1664. Bysshe. Will 
P.CC 140 Reeve 8 
Nov. 1675, bequest 
to vrife's neice Sy- 
billa Hunlocke. 

Two other 
da^ referred 
to in the 
wUl of Tho- 
mas Britten 
their half- 


John Alabaster of= 
Ipswich, bap' at Had- 
leigh 1624 ; dead in 
1708; devisee 1637 of 
his grandfather ; of 
Ofton, CO. Suff. Gent. 
1668. Close Roll 20 
Chas II. 22, 12. 

Thomas Alabaster, 
bap' at Hadleigh 
1627, living 1637. 

Francis, named in 
will of Rose Small 
of Hadleigh,P.C.C. 
445 Wootton,1655. 

George Hunloke' 
of Hadleigh, co. 
Suffolk, Gent. 
See Martlesham 
Deeds, No. 12, 
1 Sept. 1697. 

=Sibilla Alabaster sole 
da. and heir ; was 
Sibilla Hunlocke of 
Stowmarket, widow, 
3 June 1725. Deed 
No. 13. 

Isaac Appleton, 
s. and h., 1664. 



Anne Appleton. 

^Bryan Alabaster 
of Allington, sou 
of John Alabaster 
of Ipswich. See 
Will of Benjamin 
Bryan A" 1708. 
Cur. Ep. N. 

'William Alabas- 
ter of Claydon, co. 
Suff. 1708; devisee 
with his brethren 
of his cousin Ben- 
jam" Bryan of 
Stuston, Gent. 

'Thomas Alabaster 
of Ipswich, 1708. 

'John Alabaster of 
1708. Had issue. 


' Mary ux. John Rut- 
land of Claydon, A" 

'Amy Alabaster 1708 
devisee with her bre- 
thren of Ben. Bryan ; 

-"1 . 

Daniel Locke of Ipswich. Dead before 14 March 1750. — Anne Hunlocke. Intended marriage 
Martleham Deeds No. 20, Davi), confirmed by Court 9 May 1718. Deed No. 14. A widow 
Rolls of Kings Hall in Clopton. 14 March 1750. Deed No. 20. Davy. 

' The above were devisees of Jane Alabaster of Stuston in Will Arch. Sudb., proved in Oct. 1703 ; and of Benjamin Bryan, who also 
died in that year. 

Wt^it^ of J^mtlesfiam. 

Harleian MS. 1820, before alluded to as being, in all probability, Raven's note book during 
his Visitation of Suffolk, 1611-12, has a sketch on folio P of the arms of "Vesye, per Cooke 1576": — 
Ermine, on a cross sable, five martlets or. On fo. 73'' is the crest of " Vesy, per Cooke " : — An arm 
embowed and couped at the shoulder, erect from the elbow, habited gules, the cuff ermine, holding 
in the hand proper, five leaves vert ; a crescent for difference. Harl. MSS. 891 and 1560 give but 
four leaves. The eldest branch of the Suffolk family was, as we know, represented by the Veseys 
of Wix Abbey in Essex. At fo. 2'' are the arms of " Doyle, wyfe to Vesye " : — Gules, three stags' 
heads, argent, attired or. 

The arms of " Vesey of Hintlesham" in the Visitation of 1664, Harl. MS. 1085, had a mullet 
for difference, their ancestor having been a third son. " Vesey of Bradwell " had his mullet charged 
with a crescent. "Vesey of Aldham " had a similar shield, with, however, the ominous note appended, 
"See Eaven." 

For the claim of the Veseys of Aldham, if indeed they ever made it, to be near cousins of the 
Hintlesham Veseys, is somewhat doubtful. It is clearly discountenanced by their arms, as tricked by 
Raven on the very first page of his note book, Harl. MS. 1820; "Vesy, per Cooke": Ermine, on a 
cross sable, five martlets or, all within a hordure of the last , impaling Church, Argent, on a fess 
engrailed between three greyhovmds' heads erased sable, three trefoils slipped of the last; the crest 
as before described ; the whole being the achievement of the Thomas Vesey of Aldham who married 
Elizabeth Church of Maldon in Essex, and was living when Raven made his Visitation of Suffolk 
in 1612. 

%tu^ ^t^x^xtt: Visitation of ^nfolk, t57T, 

Arms : — Ermine, on a cross sable, 3 martlets or. 

Cbest : — On a wreath a dexter arm embowed, habited gules, the cuff ermine, the hand proper holding four leaves vert. 

Roberte Vessy.=f= 

r -* 

William Vesy of=f=Joan doughter of Robert 
Hintlesha Suff. | Cutler of Ipswiche. 

^ ^-r -, 

Robert Vesy .=7=Joan, d. of William Cardinall John Vesy, 2 soone.=f=Ales, d. of .. Cutler. William Veay, 

I of Bromley, Essex. 

L., , 

8 Sonne. 

William Vesy. John Vesy. Robert Vesy. Willm Vesy, 

Harl. MS. 891, fo. 1*. 



^t%t^ f fiitgms : f^isitation of ^oftolk, 1612, 

Eobt: Vesye mar: & had issue WiSm. 

WiHm Vesye of Hintlesham in Suff: Gent: mar: Jane d; of Robt Cutler of Ipswich & had 
issue Eobt Sonne & h: John 2'' Wiitni 3''. 

AViHm Vesye y" 3'' sonno of \Mlim mar: Eliz: y" d: of Edward Renold of Holton in Suff: 
& had issue Charles sonne & h: VViftm 2^ Eliz. mar: to John Brage of Stratford in SufF: Ann mar: 
to Anthony Parmeter of Norff: Mary mar: to Thom Cutler of Stansted in Suff: Frauncis vnmaryed. 

Charles sonne & h: mar: Eliz: d: of Edmond Doyle of Shatsom in Norff': & hathe issue Thom. 

Harl. MS. 1820, fo. 21''. 

Thomas Vesy of Aldham mar: Eliza: daugh' of Gardiner of Suff & had issu Thomas sone 
& heire, Alic mar: to Henry Gunvile' of Glaston in Suff. 

Thomas Vesy soiie & h: mar; Elizabeth d: of John Church of Maulden in Essex & had issue 
Thomas sone & h: Edward 2'' sone, Mary mar: to Thomas Atherold of Burgh in Suff: 

Thomas Vesy sone & h: mar: Ann d: of John Vere of Henley in Suff: & hath issue Thomas 
soiie & h: age 1, Ann age 10, Mary age 9, Eliza age 7. Harl. MS. 1820, fo. UK 

fe^g ^M^xu : Ifisitatinn ai (Bsstx, 1654. 

Robert V^essey of Wickes=i=.Tane, d. of Willm. Cardinall 
in Com. Essex. I of Bromley in Com. Essex. 

William Vessey of Be.dingham=j=Mary, d. of Robert Reddingfeld 
in Norfolk, 1634. I of Ditcliiugham in Norffolk. 

I 1 -r-[ r 

1. Robert Vessey 2. William Vesey=rGrizell, d. of 3. Phillip Vesaey. Mary, 1 ux. 

of Hadley in com. of Wickea Parke 
Suffolk, 42 yere in Wicks, 1634. 

Richard Bury 

nigh Heckles, 4. Thomas. 
Com. Suffolk. 

T 1 

Elizabeth, ux. Jane, ux. 

William Vessey, about 15 yeres old 1634. 2. Thomas Vessey. 

Lionel Cliauncey , John Plamer . . . Cooke, 

after to Luke of Norff. 

Wast of Wicks. 

Harl. MS. 1542. 


Mill 0f Eobrt teeg nf faMngb, 1559. 

Robert Yesey of Hadley in the countye of Suffolk, clothier, llOct"^ 1559. To -the children 
•of William Vesey by his first and second wives, when of age. To the children of Lawrence Vezey, 
viz, : — Abram, Isaacke, and Laurance when twenty four, and to Rose, Dorathe, Margaret, Anne, Alice 
and Marye Vesey, when twenty years of age. To John Smith, sonne of William Smith of Hadley : 
Anthony Gosnold, sonne of Robert Gosnold, late of Ottley : Alice Gosuold my maide : Judith Gosnold 
daughter of said Robert : Elizabeth Smith, dwelling with me, daughter of John Smith of Elmsett : 
Roger Ball of Hadleigh my kinsman : Katherine Cole, daughter of Rose Cole. To William Vesey 
my sonne my lands in Leigham. To Arture Vesey my sonne the howse I dwell in for life ; then to 
Robert Vesey his sonne ; then, for lack of sonnes to said Arthur and Robert, to Laurence Vesey, 
sonne late of Laurence Vesey sonne of me ; and then, failing issue males, to Isaacke Vesey. Lands 
to Arthur Vesey for life, then to Robert Vesey his eldest sonne. To the said Arthur Vesey lands 
in Roydon. To Dorathe Vesey daughter of William Vesey. To Laurence Smith, sonne of John 
Smith, lands in Roydon. To William Vesey sonne of William Vesey ; Ingelbrighte Smithe, sonne 
of John Smith of Elmsett : Henry Vesey sonne of William Vesey : Robert Smith sonne of John Smith 
of Elmsett : Edward Smith sonne of John Smith of Elmsett ; John Gosnold sonne of Robert Gosnold 
late of Ottley : William and John Gosnold, also sonnes of the said Robert : John Smith sonne of 
John Smith of Hadley : and Robert Smith th'elder. sonne of John Smith of Elmsett. Probate 
7 May 1561 Juramento Willmi Vesey executoris. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 16 Loftus. 

ill of mmiam Mmu of ftntl^stjam, 1575. 

William Vesey of Hintlesham in the countie of Suffolk, gent. 3 June 1575. To Jone my 
wife ; William and Charles my sonnes. My Manors &c. in Hintlesham to William my sonne. My 
Manor of Cockerells in Buxalle to Charles my sonne. My Manor of Wicks or Wykes hall in Essex 
to John Veysey my sonne. To Jone Veysey, my daughter in law. Her late husband, Robert Veysey, 
my eldest sonne, deceased. William Vesey, sonne of the said Robert Veysey, my heire apparente. 
Probat. 18 Nov. 1577 Johanne relicte. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 44 Dawghtree. 

ill tfi Inane teey of ^intksbam, 1586. 

Johane Veysey of Hintlesham co. Suffolk, widow, 5 Ocf 1586. My lands in Hadley co 
Suffolk to Thomas Walton my sonne and his heires males ; in default of such heires males, to Thomas 
Glede, eldest sonne of my daughter Glede, deceased ; in default <fec. to Samuel Glede, William Glede, 
Robert Glede, or John Glede respectively : and in default of issue of the said John Glede, to the 
right heirs of Thomas Walton my sonne. To the children of my said daughter Glede : — Mary, Sara, 
Abigail, and John Glede. Thomas Walton my sonne : his house at Hadley bridge wherein Nicholas 
Strutt now dwelleth. Robert Cutler my brother. My late husband William Veysey. My sonne 
William Veysey. Robert Derhaugh my brother. Dorothy Maddocke, wife of William Maddocke of 
Ipswich. My sister Colman. Jane Walton, my sonne Waltons daughter. My said sonne Thomas 
Walton to be executor. Probat. 27 May, 1590. Cur. Prserog Cant. 32 Drury. 


ill of Unkrt Imljatigb, 1611. 

Kobert Derehaugli of Graies Iniie co. Middlesex, 10 Oct. 1611. To William Vesye of 
Hintlesham co. Suffolk, gentleman, my nephew, lands in Hintlesham, to him and to his heires for- 
ever; I have purchased messuages and tenements in High Holborne, in S' Giles' parish, in the names 
of ffrancis Derehaugh of the Inner Temple, London, and William Vesey the younger. Lands in 
Halsted co. Essex demised me. My lease of the Manor of Sovendesse co. Oxon, &c. &c. : Executors 
to take the profits to the performance of my last will. I give the sum of one hundred pounds each, 
to every of my nephew Veysye of Hintlesham's children : — Charles Veysey the first son ; William 
Veysey the younger son ; Elizabeth Bragge his eldest daughter ; Anne Parmeter his second daughter '• 
Mary Cutler his third daughter ; ffrances Veysye his youngest daughter. To Eobert Derehaugli 
second son to my nephew William Derehaugh of Gedgrave co. Suffolk, one hundred pounds when 
twenty one. To James Derehaugh the third son, when eighteen. To Mary Saxceii, eldest daughter 
of my said nephew William Derehaugh ; and to Dorothy Dereha\igh his youngest daughter. To 
Thomas ffrench the father, and Agnes now his wife, my niece. To ffrancis Derehaugh, eldest son 
to my nephew William Derehaugh the messuage abovenamed in Holborne. To James Derehaugh his. 
youngest brother. To Robert Derehaugh, the second son, lease lands in Halsted demised me by 
Thomas fPrench the father and Thomas ffrench the son. To my said nephew William Veysye and 
Elizabeth his wife my messuages and lands in Peasenhall. ffrancis Derehaugh and William Veysye 
the younger, son of my said nephew to be executors. Probat. 8 Feb. 1612. 

Cur. Preerog. Cant. 15 Capell. 

ill of Milltam m^^ of IratiMl, 1644. 

William Vesey of Bradwell co. Suffolk, Gent. 14 Jan. 1644. My wife to be executrix. Two- 
thousand pounds to be divided betwixt my three daughters, Alice, Anne & Elizabeth, when nineteen. 
My Manor of Bacons in Gorleston, &c. to Richard Vesey my son ; in default of issue of said Richard, 
to William my son. My lands in Beccles and Worlington to said William my son. My brother 
Charles Vesey, Gent. ; his daughter my niece. My sister Bragg ; her sons Nicholas and John ; her 
daughters Taylor, Creemer, Kerington and Joanes, and her daughter Elizabeth Bragg To my father 
in law Robert Bragg, Gent, and to his son. My aunt M'* Melburne. My father Richari Jeukinsoii 
Gent. • his brother Edward Jenkinson? To my uncle Henry Jenkinson Gent. My cosen Charles 
Gosling ; his children. Gift of my uncle Robert Derehaugh Esc[., who lyeth buried in the chancel, 
to the poor of Flowton. My uncle Francis Reynolds, Gent. To the child my wife is withall. 
Probat. 25 Feb. 1644 Alicie Vesey relict. Cur. Prterog. Cant. 34 Rivers. 

ill of Milliam mm of Wixx, 1650. 

William Vesey sen' of Weekes co. Essex Gent., 5 Sepf^ 1650. To be buried in the church. 
Lands to Anne my wife for life. For the advancement of William Vesey my eldest son, by Indenture 
dated 10 May 1650 I assured him my Manor of Parkehall, ais Weekes Parke. To Anne Vesey my 
daughter when eighteen. My two sons William Vesey and Thomas Vesey. My lands in Laxfield 
CO. Suffolk. Wife and Thomas Vesey my son executors. Probate 1 May 1654 to the relict and 
son named in the will. Cur. Praerog. Cant. 59 Alchin. 



ill oi mtlliam tmn, Ckrk, 1670. 

William Vesey, clerk, 28 July, 1670. Mary my wife to be sole executrix. Annuity of sixty 
pounds per annum payable to my mother. To my wife lands in Lound and Beccles, co. Suffolk, 
and reversion of farm called Bradwell hall, being part of her joynture. My brother in law Thomas 
Haselfoote, Gent. Reversion of lands in Bradwell to William Vesey, son of my brother Richard 
Vesey ; he to pay two hundred pounds to the poor of Yarmouth. My brewhowse in Bishopsgate 
Street, London. William Walley, Gent, my father in law. Ten pounds apiece to divers ministers 
Probat. 15 Nov. 1670, Marie relict. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 153 Penn. 

ill of Milliam tmg, 1699. 

William Vesey late of Whatfield in the county of Suffolk, gentleman, 21 June 1699, did say 
in will nuncupative " I give my goods to my wife, Elizabeth Vesey." This was sworn to 27 July 
1699. Commissio 23 Dec. 17i.'0 Elizabethse Isacke ais Vesey ux Mathis Isaack gen, relict predict 
Willim Vesey. 

His widow placed a mural monument to him in Whatfield Chancel, with the Arms of Vesey 
impaling On a fess, between three crosses patee, as many roundels. He died 21 July 1699, set. 50. 

mm of itars te^g, 1712. 

Mary Vesey of Sprauton in the county of Suffolk, spinster, 14 March 1712. My mortgage 
on the lands of my cosen, Shelly Wainkford, in Flowton in the aforesaid county, being two 
hundred and fifty pounds, to my godson William Wainkford, son of said Shelly Wainkford. To 
my brother John Veseys eldest daughter, Sarah Rowning, wife of John Rowning, one hundred 
pounds. To his second daughter, Elizabeth Hammont, the no^r wife of John Hammont the younger 
one hundred pounds. To my nephew Thomas Vesey, now only son of said brother John Vesey 
fifty pounds. My cosen Robert Cutler. Rest of my goods to my said brother John Vesey, whom 
I ordaine my executor. Jurat 21 Januarij 1719. 

From the Original Will in the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk. 



Knamptton — IBratihiEU Cljanal, 

On a quaint monument, with a number of sculptured figures, and the arms of Vesey of 
Hintlesham. — 

" Monumentum Gulielmi Vesey de hac villa Armigeri. 
& duarum uxorum, & septem liberorum, sub hoc mon" 
sepulti Anno Domini 1644, tetatis sute 63." 
And Rich. Vesey Esq. & Anne his wife & five children. 

teeg ilnsrripttons— Hintlcsbam Olljnrcb, 

Here heth the Body of Charles Vesey Gent, who tooke to wife Elizabeth 

the eldest daughter of Edmund Doyly of Shotesham in the countie of 

Norfolke Esq"^. He died the second day of June, 1657. 

Here is intered the Body of Thomas Vesey, Gent, sonn of Charles Vesey Gent. 

■who married the daughter of Thomas Bull of Flowtou in Suff. Gent, by whom 

he had 6 sons & 3 daughters. He dyed in y^ yeare 1679. 

In Memory of Thomas Vesey Gent, who died A^pril y<^ 2P' 1736, aged 54. 
And Elizabeth his wife, who died April y" 26"' 1716, aged 24. 

Here lyeth the Body of M"^ John Beaumont, late of Sproughton in this 

county, who married Mary the eldest daughter of Thomas Vesey of the 

same Town, Gent. He died 4"i Ocf 1743, aged 29 years. 

Arms : Beaumont with Vesey in an inescutcheon. 

ftm tht %tQiatm of Mljatftellr, Suffolk. 

Eobert Vesey, Gent, formerly of Weekes Abbey in Essex, and lately of Whatfield Hall, aged 
about (?) thirty three, was buried 19 July 1676. 

M' Richard Vesey, second son ,of M' William Vesey late of Parkes Hall in Weekes in Essex 
was buried 23 July 1684. 

William Vesey of Whatfield Hall, Gent., was buried 22 June 1699. 
Robert Vesey and Theophila Jackson were married 20 Nov' 1700. 



^eseg of ^tntlesfiam* 

Robert Vesey of Hadleigh in co. Suffolk, clothier. Wm 11 Oct. 1559 ; probate^ 
7 May 1561, P.C.C. 16Loftus ; lands in Roydon and Leyham, co. Suffolk. 

Arthur Vesey of =T='WilliamVesey of Hintlesham, co.= 

Hadleigh. See Query, If the Suffolk, gent. ; mar. settlement 

Pedigbbe a. mother of with Joane Walton, w° 14 Feb. 

— Robert and 6 Edw. 6; Will P.C.C. 44 Daugh- 

Laureuce Vesey of John Vesey ? tre, 3 June 1575 ; prob. 18 Nov. 
Hadleigh. See 1577 ; Inq. p.m. 19 Eliz. ob. 4 

Pedigree A. July 1577. Manors in Suffolk 

^i/and Essex. 

= Joane, dau. of Robert Cutler of =j= John Walton of Had- Rose, mar. 1 st John 

Ipswich, 2d wife ; half-sister leigh, 1st husband ; Smyth of Elmsett; 

to Robert Derehaugh, Esq. WillP.C.C.26Bucke 2d ... Snelling. 

Her Will P.C.C. 32 Drury is 19 July 1551. See Pedigree A. 

dated 5 Oct. 1586 ; prob. 27 ' 1 — 

May 1590 ■ names Thomas Tho' Walton of Mary, mar. Robert 

Walton and William Vesey Grays Inn, co. Gosnold of Otley, 

her sons. Middx. 21 Eliz. co. Suffolk, Esq. 

Robert Vesey=f=Joan,da. of William Car- 
of WixAbbey, dinall of Bromley in 
CO. Essex, s. Essex ; sister and devi- 
and heir, ob. seeofStephenCardinall, 
vitapatris. B.D., 1575, in Will 

vJ/P.C.C. 54 Pickering. 
See Pedigree B. 

John Vesey of Lind-- 
sey, com. Suffolk, 
gent. ; Will Cur. Kp. 
Norw. prov. 30 April 

I — 


=Alice, da. of ... 
Cutler of Eye in 
CO. Suff.; Harl. 
MS. 1560 and 

William'Veseyof Hintlesham=i=Elizabeth, da. of 

William Vesey. 


gent.; Will Cur. Ep. Norw. 
10 April 1616; prob. 15 July 
1616 ; Inq. p.m. 14 Ja^; ne- 
phew and devisee of Robert 
Derehaugh, Esq. in Will 
P.C.C. 15CapellA'>1611. 

of Holton, CO. 
Suffolk ; mar. 
settle™' 16 May 
18 Eliz. 

in his 

Will Ao 

] . Charles Vesey=j=Elizabeth, da. of 1. Elizabeth, 

of Hintlesham, 
gent., 1612; s. & 
of the Priory 
there same year, 
M.I. in Hintles- 
ham Church ;ob. 

Edmond Doyley of ux.JohnBragg 
Shottisham, co. of Stratford, 
Norfolk, Esq., by- 
Ann da. of Sir 
John Goodwin ; 
mar. settlement 24 
Sept. 3 Ja». 

2. Ann, ux. An- 
thony Parmen- 
ter of Norfolk. 

CO. Suff: who 
made Will 
P.C.C. Lee, 1 
Sept. 1638 ; 
prob. 16 Oct. 

Brag of 
Hatfield Pev- 
erell, co. Es- 
sex ; said to 
4. Frances, ux. have been mo- 
Richard Taylor, ther of Wm. 
1616. Harl. Vesey, &c. 
MS. 1546, fo. BloisMS. 

Anne, da. of^2. William Vesey=p Alice, da. of Rich- 

of Brad well, co. 
Suff., gent., 
younger son ; 
Will P.C.C. 34 
Rivers 14 Jan. 
1644. M L in 

ard Jenkinson and 
sister toHenryJen- 
kinson of Oulton, 
CO. Suffolk, gent., 
who names Rich- 
ard Vesey, his ne- 
phew, in Will Cur. 
Ep. Norw. 17 Jan. 

3. Mary, ux. 
Thos Cutler 
of Stanstead, 
CO. Suff. gent., 
who cond. 
test. P.C.C. 23 

1 1 — 

Elizabetli, Thomas Vesey of Hintles-= 

mar. Johr ham, gent ; 1664; entered 

Crouch of pedigree in Suffolk Visit" 

Alswick of that year ; Will Arch 

Hall, Suff. 20 Feb. 1678 ; proved 

Herts. 20 Nov. 1679. M.I. in the 

Blois MS. Church. 

Mary, da, and eoh. 
of Tho' Bull of 
Flowton, CO. Suff. 
gent., who made 
Will 20 Sept. 1649; 
living 1679. 

William Vesey,=Jfary (?), Alice, 

clerk ; Will P.C.C. da. of — 

153 Penn, 28 July William Anne. 

1670: prob. 15 Nov. Walley, — 

1 670 ; ob. s.p- lands gent. Elizabeth, 
in Lound, Beecles, 
Bradwell, &c. 

Richard Vesey of Brad-=pAnue Ra- 

well, 1664 ;enteredped- 
igree in Suffolk Visit" 
of that year ; Lord 
of the Manor of Hob- 
land Hall, 1684. M.I. 
in Bradwell Church. 

chell, da. 
of ...Jen- 
kinson of 

3. William Ve-^ 
sey of Elm- 
sett, gent. ; 
made Will 
1713; Vesey c. 
Mitford 2186. 

ine, dau. 
of Nico- 
las Ba- 

1. Cliarlts Vesey=Frances, da. 

of Hintlesham, 
gent.; Will P.C.C. 
79 Cann, 26 May 
1681 ; prob' 1 
July 1685. 

of Sir Geo. 
Wenyeve ; 
had a son 
Dudley Ve- 
sey . Vesey 
c. Vesey, &c. 

2. Thomas. 
Blois MS. 




of ... . 
Hunt of 
Blois ; 

Mary Vesey of 
Sproughton, A" 
1712 ; Will 
21 Jan. 1719- 

Eliz. & Anne. 

William Vesey, 
s. and h., aet. 
3, 1664 ; devi- 
see 1670 of his 
uncle William 
Vesej', clerk. 

Rachel, mar. 
Edward Davy, 
gent. M.I. in 
ob 7 Sept' 

... Vesey, sole da. & heir- 
ess, mar. ... Wangford & 
had sons, to whom her fat- 
her left his estates, 1713. 

Thomas Vesey of Sproughton,=j=Elizabeth, da. of Edmund Ha,r- 

00. Suffolk, gent. ; buried m 
Hintlesham Church ; M.I. there ; 
ob. 21 April 1736, a;t. 54. 

vey of Wickhamskeith ; M.I. 
in Hintlesham Church ; ob. 
26 April 1716, set. 24. 

Elizabeth, wife of John Ham- 
mond, 1712. 

Sarah, wife of John Rowning, 
1712. ^ 

Mary Vesey, s,p. 

John Vesey, s.p. ; 
dead in 1712. 

SheUy Wangford, a. 
and h., ob. s.p. 

Robert, 3d son. 

Thomas, 4th son. 

2. Wm. Wangford, heir 
to Hintlesham Priory; 
took name of Vesey — 
T'esey c. Wankjord, 


Rev, John Beaumont of=Mary, = 
Sproughton ; mar. circa eld. d. 
1737; died 40ct. 1743,ffit. & coh.; 
29 ; M.I. in Hintlesham ob. s.p. 
Church; ob. s.p., 1st husb"*, 
Will, Arch. Suff. 1742. 

-John Vere, Esq., 
of Henley, co. 
Suffolk & Thorpe 
by Norwich. 

Elizabeth Vesey,da.&= 
coh. Articles before 
marriage dated 2 
April 1743 ; bur. at 
Witnesham, 27 Sept. 
1791, set. 71. 

■Rev. Charles Beau- 
mont, Rector of 
Witnesham, co. 
Suff. ; buried there; Chance] ; ob. 
9Nov. 1756,8et.45. 

Elizabeth Beaumont, ultimately sole heiress ;=j=Philip Bowes Broke of Nacton, co. 
bapt. at Witnesham, 28 June 1748 ; mar. there IS | Suff., Esq., b. 10 May 1749 ; died 22 
Nov. 1771. East Any. MS., vol. iv., p. 62. sUAug. 1801. 

Amanda Beaumont, ob. s.p. ; called Amy iu 
Bast Avglian, vol. iv., p. 62 ; buried at Witnes- 
ham, 18 July 1799. 




We0e8 of ^olton. 

Eobert Vesey of Haclleigh in co. SufEolk,=j 
clothier. Will dated 11 Oct. 1559; proved | 
7 May 1561 ; P. CO. 16 Loftus ; lands in 
Roydon and Leyham. | 

WUliam Vesey of 
Held divers Man- 
ors in Suffolk & 
Essex ; from him 
descend the 
Veseys of Hintle- 
sham, 1612 and 
1664, which see. 

Arthur Vesey= 
of Hadleigh in 
CO. Suffolk, 
1561. (Tarren 
1103 & 1560; 
named 1559, 
in his father's 

at Hadleigh, 1558, 
to whom Chris- 
topher Jenney of 
Theberton, Esq., 
his wife's brother, 
gave the benefice 
of Bamsden, co. 
Essex, before 2 
June 1608. 

=Margaret, da. 
ney of Knod- 
dishall, CO. 
Suff., Esq., 
already mar* 
1589 ; devisee 
1608, 1617 & 

Agnes, dau. of 
John Warren 
of Newborne, 
CO. Suffolk,!sis- 
ter of Roger 
Warren, Esq., 
& of Christian 

1 — I 

Robert Vesey, 
eldest son; de- 
visee of his 
Vesey 1559 ; 
named in Will 
of Christoph'' 
36 Wingfield. 
A-^ 1608. 

Mary, ux. Robert 
Gosnold of Ot- 
ley, CO. Suff., 
Esq., who names 
his father-in- 
law, Rob* Vesey 
in his Will P.O. 0. 
2 Chancy,2CJan. 

Laurence Veseyof= 
Hadleigh, co, Suf- 
folk ; ob. vita pa- 
tris ; Wm P.O.C. 
11 More, dated 3 
Sep. 1 554 ; proved 
14 Nov. same 
year by Alice, 
his relict. 

= Alice Rose, ux. John Smyth of Elmsett, 
whose Will dated 
3 March, and proved 29 April 
1578. She mar. 2d ... Snelling, 
and made Will Arch. Sudb. as 
Rose SneUing of Elmsett, widow, 
18 Nov. 1598, her cousin, Vesey of 
Hintlesham, being a legatee. A 
quo Smyth of Elmsett, 1612. 

William=i= Mary 
Cely of "'' 
1st hus- 

da. of Adam= 
Winthrop of Groton, 
Esq., sister of Adam 
Winthrop who men- 
tions her in his 
Diary. She was born 
in 1544 and living in 
! 1605. 


Abraham Vesey 
of Ipswich, 2d 
husband; of Hol- 
ton Hall in Suf- 
folk, before Sept. 
1602 ; see Adam 
Winthrop^ s Diary; 
named in his 
father's WOl, A» 

—TT-r-i n~r-n 

Laurence. Dorothy. 







Robert Vesey, ne- Mary Vesey, Mary Vesey and Adam Cely or Selye, Sarah Cely, 

phew and devisee neice & devisee Frances Vesey, named in the Patent mar. at High- 

ofEdmond Jenney of William Jen- devisees of their of alienation of Gro- am, Suffolk, 

Esq., 1624, in WiU ney, Esq., 1617, uncle, Edmond ton Manor, 36 Eliz. ; 21 Aug. 1601, 

P.C.C. 57 Byrde ; in Will Arch. Jenney, Esq., and in the diary of to Robert 

bapt. at Ha(Ueigh, Suff. 1624. his uncle. Adam Win- Humfrey. 

1592. throp, 1596. 


Abraham Ve- Amy Vesey, 

sey, named married 17 Feb. 

1609 in the 1607. See Life 

Diary of Iiis and Letters of 

uncle, Adam John Winthrop, 

Winthrop. vol. i., p. 428, 

ill of lanwnte ^f^scg of ^abldgb, 1554. 

Laurence Veysy, 3 .Sept. 1554. To Eoose my daughter at her age of twenty yeares or day 
of marriage : Dorothe my daughter : Margaret my daughter : Anne my daughter : Alice my 
daughter : to be paid them on their days of marriage. To Isaacke Veysy my sonne, when twenty 
one. To Abraham my sonne fourtie poundes at the age of xxi*' yeres. To the poore folks of 
Hadley twenty nobles to be paide within one yere after I be deade. To Mary my doughter 
twentie pounds at the daye of marriage, or at the age of twentie yeres. To Alice my wief the 
howse wherein I nowe dwell w* all the houses and londes that I haue in Hadley for the term 
of her lief (except the house wherein Henry Hunt now dwelleth) whiche house I giue to Abraham 
my sonne at the age of xx*' yeres. I will that Alice my wief before she doth marrye put in 
suerty to my fFather and my brother Willyam Veysy for the parformaunce of this my will on 
my childerns parte. I give to Alice my wief two hundreth poundes. Witnesses, Michael Veysy 
Roger Balle and Thomas Jarvishe Cur. Prserog. Cant. 11 More. 




2?mB of Wiix abbeg, €00e3e- 

(According to the Will of 
Robert Vesey, 1559, Wm. 
Vesey had children by two 
wives. v 

.=f=William Vesey of Hintlesham, co. Suffolk, gent.,= 
who made Will P.C.C. 44 Daughtre, 3 June 1575, 
devising his Manors of Wis Abbey, co. Essex, 
Hintlesham, co. Suffolk, &c. ; luq. p.m. 19 Eliz. 

=Joane, da. of Robert Cutler of Ipswich and 
relict of John Walton of Hadleigh, 2d wife, 
She made Will as Joane Vesey of Hintlesham, 
w", P.C.C. 32 Drury, 5 Oct. 1586. 

1. Robert Vesey of=j=Joane, da. of William Cardinal 

Wix Abbey .oo.Essex, 
gent., son and heir ; 
ob. vitt patris ; bur. 
at Markes Hall, 8 
Mar. 1575. 

of Bromley in Essex ; sister and 
devisee of Stephen Cardinal,B.D. 
in his Will P.C.C. 54 Pickering, 
28 Deo. 1575. 

John Vesey of Lindsev, Co. Suffolk, gent. ;=p Alice, named s in her husband's 
Will Cur. Ep. Norw. proved 30 April 1594 ; Will, dau. of . . . Cutler of 
land to William and Elizabeth his children; Eye in co. Sufi, ffarl. JUS. 1560. 
remainder to brother Vesey of Hintlesham. 

William Vesey, s. and h., under age, 1594. 


1. William Vesey of Beding-= 
ham in Norfolk, 1634. Harl. 
MS. 1542. Heir to his grand- 
father, 19 Eliz"! and then set. 
12 years. Lord of the Manor of 
Wix Abbey. Inq. p.m. 15 Car. 

=Mary, da. of Sir Robert Bediugfield of Rose, ux. Fran- A daughter 

Ditchingham in Norfolk, who made Will cis Bolton of ux. Symes 

P.C.C. 74 Wallop, 20 Oct. 1600 ; Ad- Wilton, in Norf. of Colches- 

ministrator of the goods of her brother, Harl. *?>'. 1560 ; ter. Barl. 

Philip Bediugfield, Dec. 1600 ; bur. at bap. at Wix, MS. 1560. 

Wix, 1642. 1573. 

1 — I 

2. Robert Vesey. Harl. 
MS. 1560. 

3. John Vesey. 
MS. 1560. 


1. Robert= 
Vesey of 
sold Wix 



Grizell, dau. of=i=2. William Vesey of= 
Richard Bury of I Wix, co. Essex, gent. ; 
Worlington by | WillP.C.C.59Alchin, 
Beccles. Harl. | 5 Sept. 1650; prob. 1 

MS. 1542; m. circa 
1620; bur. at Wix, 
April 1638. 

May 1654 ; Manor of 
Parkhall al's Wix 
Park. I 

=Anne, co- 
to her hus- 
band lo54 ; 
named 1650 
in his Will. 

Mary mar. (1) Lion- 
el Chauncey ; (2) 
Luke Wast of Wix. 

Joane, ux. 
Cooke; ma 
Wix, 1631. 


3. PhiUp. 

4. Henry. 

Anne, bapt. at Wix, 13 Nov. 1640. 

6. Thomas=j=Martha,da.of Oliver 

Vesey of Hovell of St. Ed- Es- munds. Bury; neice 

sex, gent. ; & devisee of Rich. 

Will Arch. Hovell210ct.l6Jac. 

Coloh. 20 P.CC. 103 Meade & 

Sept. 1661 ; then child ; bur. at 

prob.27Nov Wix, 5 Nov. 1644. 

William Ves- 
sey, bapt. at 
Wix,12 March 
1642 ; bur. 

William Vesey,T=Mary. 
son and h., 15 
years old 1634 ; 
of' Park Hall in 

there 1657. Wix, 1649-1661. 

Richard, bapt. 1620. 
Elizabeth, bapt. 1621. 
Grizell, bapt. 1622. 





Robert Vesey, son and h., 
bapt. at Wix 11 April 
1639 ; Entered pedigree 
in Essex Visitation 1664 ; 
manor of Pond Hall. 

Thomas Mary eldest dau. bapt. at 

Vesey, Wix 20 April 1630 ; mar. at 

bapt. at Mistley,22Oct.l660,Theo- 

Wix, 7 philus Pierce, minister of 

Feb. 1642. Frinton, co. Essex. 

1. William Vesey of What-=Eliz.Clarke,=Mattliew Is-=pMaria, 
fieldHall.eo-Suffolkjgent. ; cousin & h. aack, gent, of | first wife; 

of AUeyn 

Reade. See 

Reade ov 


bapt. at Wix 1649 
Will 21 June 1699 ; died 
21 July 1699, aet. 50;\Vhatfield Chancel. 

Hitcham, Suf- | bur. at 

folk ; 2d hus. 
band ; ob. 


2. RiohardVesey 
of Colchester ; 
23 July 1684 ; 
Vesey c. Berriffe. 

1 — [ 

Thomas ba 
1656 ; bur. 
Wix, 1661. 


' John, Wix 
1658; bur. 1660. 

Edward Jackson of Holkam, ob.=i=Theophila Isaack, died= 
1695 ; A quo Cullum of Hardwick. | 30 Nov. 1738. 


=Robert Vesey of Wix, 2d husband ; mar. 
at Whatfield, 20 Nov. 1700. Uullum MS. 

Robert Vesey of 
Wix Park, co. Es- 
sex, gent., born 
1654 ; Will Arch. 
Colch. 1 Feb. 1719; 
prob. 11 Feb. ; ob. 
to Wm. Vesey son 
of Wm. Vesey his 

of Wix, 


William Vesey of Park Hall in Wix,= 
gent., kinsman and devisee of Robert 
Vesev 1719 ; Will Arch. Colch. 24 
June" 1723 ; prob. 22 Oct. 1723. 

=Elizabeth . . . living 
1741, defendant in Vesey 
c. Vesey, Mitford 2087. 

Richard Vesey, 
bapt. at Wix, 
1693 ; buried 
there 1702. 


Mary, bapt. at 
there 1691. 

da. & 

Mary, bapt. and 
bur. on Easter 
Day, 1695. 

Anne, bapt. 
at Wix, 1698. 

William Vesey of Park Hall in Wix, gent. 1741, son and=i 
heir ; Vesey c. Vesey, Mitford 2087. 

'Susan . 

Richard Vesey, youngest sou. 1723, bapt at 
Wix, 1714. 

William Vesey, 
Wix, 1739. 

;. at Susan, bapt. 1743. 

Mary. bapt. and bur. 

Amy, bapt. and bur. 

Elizabeth, bapt. 1753 ; bur. 

The Editor is greatly indebted to the Rev. Proctor Benwell, M.A., Vicar of Wix, for copious extracts from his parish registers, 
and other valuable information respecting the Veseys. 




Wtst^ of aililjam. 

Akms : — Eniiiiie on a cross Sable, five martlets Or ; aU withiu a bordure of the last. 

Thomas Vesey of Aldham co. Suffolk ; said in=pElizabeth, daughter of 

Harl. AtS, 1560 and other MSS. to be 2d son of 
Robert Vesey of Hadleigh ; but this is doubtful. 

Gardner of 

in com, Suf- 

Thomas Vesey of Aldham in Suffolk, made=pElizabeth,dau. of John Church 
Will Arch. Sudb., as Thomas Vesey of I of Maldon in Essex. Arg. on 
Burgh, CO. Sufi., gent., 26 Oct. 1614 ; pro- I a fesse engrailed, betw. 3 grey- 
bate 18 March 1616; Inq. p.m. 16 Ja^ ; | hounds' heads erased Sa., 3 
lands in Hintlesliam, &c. trefoils slipped Sa. 

Alice ux. Henry Gunvile of Gorleston, co. Su£E., 
gent., who made Will, Cur. Ep. Norw. 6 April_21 
Eliz. ; prob' 4 Nov. 1580, making Alice his wife, 
executrix, Alice Ward his sister inheriting liis 
lands ; ob. sine prole. 

1. Thomas Vesey of= 
Aldham, gent., s. and 
h., aged 40 in 1617 ; 
lands in Aldham, 
Elmsett and Hintle- 

=Ann, da. of John Vere of William Herberd of=j=Mary Vesey=i=Thomas Atherold of 

Henley in com. Suffolk, 
sister of John Vere of 
Henley, gent., who made 
Wm, Cur. Ep. Norw. 11 
June 1615. 

Thomas Vesey of Aldham, gent., s. and h.,= 
a;t. 1 year. A" 1612 ; WUl Arch. Sudb. 14 
Oct. 1680 ; prob' 11 July 1681 ; names 
John Vesey his grandchild. 

HoUesley, co. Suff., 
gent., 1st husband ; 
WiU P.C.C. 1587 ; 
Inq. p.m. 34 Eliz. 

2d wife of 
Wm. Her- 


Burgh, CO. Suffolk, 
gent. ; Inq. p.m. 12 
Jas. ; made Will 17 
June 12 Jas. ob. 19 
June. 2nd husband. 


2. EdwardVe- 
sey, 2d son, 
An612. Cam- 
den says"Ed- 

Anne, jet. 10 A" 1612. Mary, aged 9 A" 1612. 

Elizabeth, aged 7 A" 

John Vesey, s. and 
h., 1680. 

Anne, wife of Joseph 
leigh, CO. Suffolk, 1680 ; 

Rand of Had- 
had issue. 

Elizabeth Vesey, a spin- 
ster, A" 1680. 

William Vesey, sole executor 
to his father,'l680. 

ill of momaa Img al ^I51|am, 1614. 

Thomas Vesey of Burghe in the countie of Suffolke, gentleman, 26 October 1614. My house 
at Aldham where I late dwelt. Thomas Vesey my sonne. Edward Vesey my sonne. Elizabeth Vesey 
my wife to be sole executrix. Probatum 18 Marti j 1616 Juramento Elizabethse Vesey relicte et 
executrio. Arch. Sudb. "Legate," fo. 171. 

til of fljomas Wiem ot ^Ih^am, 16S0. 

Thomas Vesey of Aldham in the county of Suffolk, Gentleman, 14 Oct. 1680. To John Vesey 
my eldest son. My daughter Anne, wife of Joseph Rand of Hadleigh in the county of Suffolk wool- 
comber. My daughter Elizabeth Vesey, spinster. To John Vesey my grandchild. My three grand- 
children, Joseph Rand, Anne Rand, and Martha Rand : also my grandchild Thomas Rand. My son 
William Vesey to be £ole executor. My lands much mortgaged. Probat. 11 July 1681 Jurameuto 
Gulielmi Vesey iilij. Arch. Sudb. " Underwood," fo. 103. 


Hisljp of UTljottie jWotieujc. 

Armorial ^tarings. 

The Arms of Risbj- of Thorpe Morieux, as recorded in Raven's note book (Harl, MS. 1820), 
during his Suffolk Vistation of 1611-12, were :— " Sable, on a cross voided five billets between 
four griffins segreant, Or : and the Crest, an arm couped at the shoulder, embovved, in mail proper : 
in the hand, proper, four ears of wheat, Or, stalked Vert. Harl. MS. 1560, fo. 159, has ears and 
stalks alike Vert. In the Emblazoned Pedigree of Winthrop, on page 9, which is confessedly faded 
and discoloured, the billets are not apparent. Other modifications of this coat are given in the 
Heraldic Dictionaries. 

But in Bysshe's Visitation of Suffolk, 1664, the Arms of Risby are altogether different, 
viz. :— Gules, on a bend Argent, three cross croslets Sable. They are so tricked in Harl. MS. 
1085, which gives the Arms of the Suffolk and Egsex families in the Visitations of that year, and 
in the corresponding MS. at the College of Arms. This shield, with occasional modifications, is 
carved on the Risby tombstones in the churches of Thorpe Morieux and Felsham, together with a 
Crest, On a chapeau, a goat passant. Add. MS. 19,088 fo. 287, and Add. MS. 19,019 fo. 84. 

Eisbg fthi^xtt: fail H^., 11T4. 

The Risby pedigree, Harl. MS. 1174, fo. SS*", inexact as it is, has been followed more or less closely by other ancient MSS. and 
possesses much genealogical value. It is in the handwriting of Henry Lilly, Kouge Croix, ante 1638. With this agrees 
the most part of the Risby pedigree, Harl. MS. 1560. 

Soger Groome of.Lauenliam.- 

Thomas Risby of Lniien^ Clothier,= 

Alice fhar: Bridget 1 wife=r WiUm Risby op 
to Sexton. to Lauen' Clothier 

I SG IT. S. 1544. 

-dau. of R'empe of Jioxfnrd. S wife. Annd.of Thom.=Robert Groome of Laven- 
...d. of King of Boxford. Harl. Risby of Laveu- ham in com. Suff. Harl. 
MS. 1560. ham. MS. 1560, fo. 29S. 

Mine mar: to- 
yngsof Nedge- 
ine in Svff. 

Eliz: mar. to=f= GeorgeS sonnehave- Thomas S=f=dau. tb sole Robert 



"Thorn, ih yicholas 
Robt.ob.all Springe of 
unmarytd. Lauenham. 

inge traueled to Jer- sonne o/La- 

usalem sonne after venham. 

his Retarne Ob. Harl. MS. 

unmaryed. 1560. 

heireofjohn by of Tlwrpe 
Harbottell Morieux 
oj Crofelde. sonne it I 

George vb. Bridgelt Robert Mon. of Tliomas Robt. ob. s.p. hliz: 1 dau. Margarett mar: William- 

t.p. mar. to Morikes EUye Springe of yonge. & cohe. mar. to Bettt. ^i'l^by of 

— Edio. sonne iSihe. mar. LoosehaV, — to Henry - Ihorpe 

Tkom.3 sonn Knappe Eliz: dau. of sonne li: h. Jayne m. to Winckfeld Eliz: mar. to Jo: Morieux 

mar:yedau, of Wash- Harbart of Edw. Orimston Esgr Wenthorp of sonne tfc 

ofp'sonHye. brooke. Jlosdye. Esqr Grotton. he. 

Edw. Rosse of 
Naylond. Zlil 
she mar. to John 

-1. dau. of 
Smith of Cau- 
endish. 2'U to 
Curtis. Sly to 
a fidler. 

I 1 1 1 1 

WUlm. Rysby of Tlwrpe Moryeux=j=Brigett dau. of Sr John Rubt. S Sonne. Arthur 3 Elizabeth ob. a Another dau. 
Gent. Sonne & heire. \ Higham, Knt. sonne. made. 

r -■ 

And had issue dyuers children : — John Risby and others ; a daughter ux. Thorn. Spring of Loosehall. Harl. MS. 1560. 


Hill of (Sibmnas lisbg, 1500. 

Tlie vxiij day of Decombr, the ycrc of of cure Lord god m'ccccc. I Thomas Kysby of 
Laveiiham make tliis my last will. ffirst I commend my soulc to Almyghti god, to oure Lady 
saint marye and to all the compauyc in hoviii, my body to be buried w'iii the chircli yarde of 
the blissid Apostelis pctir aud powle in Lavcuham aforesaid, by the sepulf of my fader there. 
ItiTi I beqweth to the high awter for my tithes neolysently doou v'. Itni I beqweth xx'' to 
repaire the way from Lavcnham to Mylford. Itm I beqweth to the hows of ffreris in Sudbury 
X marc to repaire ther^ chirch and howsis there. Itui I bequetli to a good honest fFrere in the 
same hows of Sudbury to be my Pylgrymc in going to Rome for my sowle and all cristin sowlis 
X marc. Itiii I beqweth to the hows of Gray ttroris Babwcll x* for a trentall to be doon for my 
soule. Itin I bequeth to the lious of White fTreres in Ippiswich x' for a trentall. Itm to the 
hows of Augustvnes ft'reris in Clare x" for a trentall to be doon for my soule. ItiTi to Maister John 
Warcop x^ to pray for my soule hclth. Itm I bequeth to poor men and woomen in Lavenham 
x^' to be disposid in v yer^ for my soule and all my good frendis soules. Itm to Agnes my wife 
\i^^ li. I will that Agnes my wife have hir dwelling with John my sonne in my hed place in 
the high strete to she be maried, and they canne so longe agn-ee. And if so be she canne not 
agree with him, no w* noon of hir children, then I wil that John and William prouide for hir 
unue howse to she be maried. Itin to John my sonne myne hed place in the high strete. Itffi 
to my said sonne John a place in Preston called Lewknesse. Itrn to John my said sonne my place 
called Haynawntf lying^ in Thorpe aud Brethynhm with all the lands that longeth thereto. Itm I 
bequeth to Willia® my sonne vi'''' li to purchs him a place therw'. To William my said sonne. 
my place called ^Mau^s and Weylondf lying in Alton and Cokfeld, he to be sette cler^ therein. 
Itin to William my said sonne my place of Pustgate in Hallestreet in Lavenhin with the loms and 
all that longeth thereto. ItiTi I bequeath my part in the dyehows to John and William my sonncs 
ItiTi to eche oou of my daughts xl'^ whenne they come to the age of xviij yers. Itm I bequeth 
to William my brother x'', to Rob' my brother x", to Agnes my suster x marc. To John Rysby 
the Sonne of John Rysby deceasid xx". To Thomas the sonne of John Rysby deceased xx*^. Itin 
I will yf it happe^ John my son to decease or he come home to take possession in his goodes 
thenne I wil that all his part retire to William my sonne that is to him by mo afore bequethed. 
The Residue to John and William my sonnes whome I make executors they to dispose for my 
soule. Itm to my lord of Oxenford xP' whome I beseche to be myn supviso'' and to be good and 
gracious lord to my wife and sonnes. Probatum tcrcio die mensis ffebruarij 1501 Juramento Willm 
Cooke et Robti Rysby ac Willmi Rysby executoris. P.C.C. Blamyr, fo. 123'^ 

ill nf ^gn£S Hisbij, 1528. 

Agnes Rysby of Lavanham, wedowe, 13 Aug-. 1528. To be buryed in the chirchyarde by 
my husband. To Thomas Groome, sonne of Robert Groomo and to Agnes Gromc, my godchildren. 
To Alys Rysby dowter of William Rysby my sonne. To Alleyu Sexten. To Thomas Cawston, Agnes 
<fe Joue Cawston, mj godchildren. To Morryn Barker, Agues Clogge, Roger Tryppe my godchildcn. 
To Alys Sexten, dowter of Robert Sexten. To Agnes Lynche of Ratlysden my goddowter. Wyllyam 
Rysby my sonne : Thomas Rysby and William Rysby his sonnes. Jone Cawston my dowter. ily 
three dowtcrs, Jone, Agnes &, Jone. My sonne executor. Probat 6 Octobris 1528. 

Arch. Sudb. "Johnson," fo. 219. 


tU, fottli CoirinI, of <A.lice %nn0, 1558. 

The xiij*** day of April 1538 Alice Spryiige late the wife of Thomas Sprjnge Esq 
of Lavenham, widowe. To be buried by my late husband. I gave my tenemente called Branches in 
Lavenham vnto my daughter Brygett Sprynge, and all such money as is due vnto me by my 
husbonds last wille. Vnto my sonne in law Eichard ffulmerston, gent, and to my daughter Alice 
his wife a hundreth poundes &c. The residue of all my goodes I geve vnto ray welbeloued sonne in 
lawe William Rysby and Margaret his wife my daughter, the which William and Margaret and 
Eichard ffullmerston, gent, my sonne in law, I ordeyn my executours. I desire my good Lord of 
Oxinford to ayde and defend my said executours. And I geve vnto his good Lordshipp twenty 
pounds sterling. 

I Alice Sprynge, of Lavenham, widowe, the last day of August, 1538, doo ordeyn this p'nt 
Codycill, which I will to be annexed vnto my last will. Item, where Sir Thomas Jermyn, Knyght, 
doth, owe vnto my sonne William Ernele, the sume of fyve hundreth m'ks, for the legacye of my 
late husband Thomas Sprynge, made vnto Bridgett Sprynge, the said Thomas is daughter and myn ; 
the which Bridgett the forsaid William Ernele hath espoused : for defaulte of payment, I will myn 
executours shall recompense said sonne William Ernele all costs and charges concernyng the recovereye 
of the said fyve hundreth m'rks. I ordeyn my welbeloued sonne in lawe Will'm Eysby, and 
Margarett his wife my daughter only to be myn executours. And I doo discharge vtterly Eichard 
ifulmerston my sonne in law from the execuc'on of my said testament and will : But I will said 
Eichard ffulmerston and Will'm Ernele to be sup'visours. Proved 5 Sept., 1628. 

This will, which we give in a condensed form, is printed in Hervey's "Visitation of Suffolke." 
edited by Dr. Joseph Jackson Howard, vol. I., pp. 171-176. 

ill of Mtlltam Ktsb. 1551. 

Willyam Rysby of Lavenham in the countie of Suff. the xiiij*"* daye of Nouember 1551 and 
in the fyfte yere of our soueraigne Lorde Edwarde the Sixte. ffirst I moost mekely comende my 
soule to Almightie god and to his sonne Jhu^ Christ, by the meryts of whose passion I trust to 
haue clere remission of my synnes, and my bodye to be buried in the parishe church of Lavenham. 
Item I will that Magaret my wief shall haue all that my mano"^ of Thorpe Moryeux in the saide 
countie during her lyf, the remaynder after her decease to Robert Eysby my sonne and to theyres 
of his bodye laufully begotten. And yf the saide Eobert dye withoute Issue, the seyd mano'' shall 
remayne to Thomas Rysby my sonne; for defaulte of yssue of the bodye of the said Thomas, remaynder 
thereof to George Rysby my sonne. I will that the said Robert Risby my sonne and Margery his 
wief, shall have my Mano'' of ffelshm in the said countie of Suff. Item I will that the said Robert 


Rysby my sonne shall haue all my londs and teiits in Bretunham, Thorpp aforesaid, and Hechm'^ . . . 
The said Kobert shall haue all that my tent in Lavenham knowen^ by the name of my halle- 
howus which I nowe dwellin and my medowe adioyning which 1 bought of my brother in lawe Kobert 
Sexten, the moite of my dye house in Lavenham and the moyte of the dye hows croft in the highe 
strete. And thother moite of saide dye house and croft I will the saide Thomas my sonne shall 
haue yt. Tents in Lavenham to Thomas my sonne ; and londs tents and hereditaments in 
Shymplyng, Alpheton, Cockefeld and Lawsett [sic] in the saide countie of Sufi', and lands ifec. 
in Byldeston, Naunton, Bryset Magna, Briset pv" and Ofton (fee. Item I will that George 
Risby my sonne shall haue my Mano'' in Boxforthe called Coddenhm hall and all my londs. 
in Boxforthe Edwardeston and Groton [and] my lands and tenements in Monkes Ely. Item 
Manors &c. willed to my sonnes Rob' Thomas and George shall remayne in the hand, ordre 
and rule of myn executors till euery of them shall accomplishe their severall ages of xxi yeres. 
Item vnto the said Margaret my wief my goblet of siluer with the couer all gilt. Item to the 
children of Alice my doughter twenty poundes when they shall accomplishe their seuerall ages 
of xviij yeres. Item to the children of Elizabeth my doughter wief of Nicholas Spryng xxiij''. 
Residue of my goodes to myn executours whome I ordeyne the said Margaret my wyf, Kobert 
Rysby and Thomas Rysbj' my sonnes, and Nicholas Spryng supervisour. I haue subscribed 
my name the xv daye of Nouembf in the said fyf*' yere of Edwarde the Sixt. Probatum 
xxvij™" Septembris 1552 Juramento procur Margarete Relicte et Exf, (fee. 

P.C.C. 24 Powell. 

The Manor of Coddenham Hall in Boxford was purchased by William Kisby of William Forthe 
and Elizabeth his wife, in 1547. It was afterwards sold by George Kisby, his son, to Edward Clere^ 
in 1563. Fines, Easter, 1 E. 6 & Easter, 6 Elizabeth. 

ill flf itargaret EisbD, 1552. 

Margaret Rysby of Laueh^m co. Suffolk widow, 8 Nov. 1552. To be buried in the church 
nere my husband. To my sister Dame Briget Husey and to her children, men and women. To 
my sister Alice Fulmerston. To Frances Fulmerston her daughter when she marries. To Thomas. 
Hey ward son of my said sister Alice. To George Risby my sonne a tenement <fec. in Lavenham 
(fe land in Boxford. Lands to Thomas Risby my son and Robert Risby my son. To my son 
Nicholas Spring k Elizabeth my dau. his wife. To Margery, my said son Robert's wife. To my 
dau. in law Alice Monnyng. Bequest of William Risby my late husband. To Thomas Rysby my 
son the overplus of goods bequeathed me by my husbands will ; he to pay Elizabeth the wiff of 
Robert Osmonde of Bilson that she release hir porcon of hir legacye bequeathed her by her grandfather 
unto Thomas Mounyngs children by Alice his last wifFe. To my sister in law wiff of William 
Causton dwelling at the Crosse in Lavenham. My cousen M"^ John Allington. To myn Aunte 
Hall. To Henry Hall and William Hall. Residue to my daughter Elizabeth Spring, whom I 
ordeyn sole executrix. To my cousen Margaret Allington wife of said John. Probate to Will and 
Codicil, 17 Feb. 1552, Eliz*^" Spring. P-C.C. 4 Tashe. 


Mill of tobrt Hislm, U&t 

The thirde daye of llaye in the yere of o'" Lorde god a thousand fyve huudreth ffiftie and 
seaven, I Eobert Eysbye of Thorpmorieux in the countie of SufF., gentilman, do make my last 
will, ffirst I bequeath my soule to Almightio god, and to all Saynotes, and my bodye to be 
buryed in the chaunoell of Thorpe aforesaido, before the Iiighe Aulter. Also I give to Margerie 
my wief my Mauuo"^ of Thorphawle [&o.] for her lyf naturall. And after hir dicease I will that 
William my sonne shalhaue said Manno"" and his heires foreuer. Item to Margerie my wief my 
two Mannors in ff'clshm & Dringston vntill that my sonne Willyam come to the full age of xxi 
yeres. Item to Margerie my wief my lands and tefits in Brethenhm, Stonfeld in Hechm and 
Henants in Thorpe, vntill that Thomas ray sonne come to the full age of xxi yeres. Item to 
Margerie my Vief my hedd house in Lauenham nntill Thomas come to the age of xxi yeres. And 
if both my sonnes die withoute heires of their bodies, then I will that my doughters haue the 
hole loudes as copcrtioners to gethers, and their heires foreuer. To Elizabeth my doughter one 
hundreth povmdes, Margaret my doughter one hundreth pounde, Anne my doughter one hundreth 
pounde, to be paide at the dayes of [their] marriage. Item to Thomas llysbye my brother one 
ringe of golde w*'' a deathes hedd in yt. To George Kysbye my brother one ringe of golde. Item 
to my syster Sprynge, my syster Spyre, my mother in lawe, my brother John Rosse ; to Mathewe 
Deye ; to my keper Agnes Dryecotte ; to Thomas Wenyif. Margery my wieff shall haue the 
custodie and bringing vpp of my two sonnes vntill they come to the age of xxi yeres ; and that 
they bee brought vpp to Scoulle in the arte of Icruj-nge all the said tyme. The residue of my 
goodes to my wief whome I make sole executrix. And I make Edwardc Rosse gent, my father 
in lawe my supervisoz. Probatum xxviij" die mensis Junij amio dni 1-557 Juramento Edwardi Rosse 
generosi procurator Margerie Relicte executrioc. P.C.C. 21 Wrastley. 

Wll uf loljn mimall 1576. 

John Wyncoll of Little AValdingfeld co. Suffolk, gent. 14 Oct. 1-576. To be buried in the 
church. To Isacke Wyncoll my sonne <fc heire. To Thomasyn my daughter when twenty yeares 
.of age, Jane my daughter when twenty, Anne my daughter, Brj^gett my daughter, Amye my 
daughter. To my daughter in law, Elizabeth Wyntroppe, the taffita gowne which was some tyme 
her mothers, in consideration of her good will to Amy my daughter nowe in her tuition and custodie. 
To my sister Coo, my sister Rice. To Margaret AVynooll wife of my cosin John Wincoll. To 
Robert Wyncoll th'elder ; William Risbye, Gent, my sonne in lawe ; Margaret Betts my daughter 
in law. My lands in iluch and Littell Cornard to be sold. My Manoi-s of Netherhall in little 
Waldingfcld and in Alphampton co Essex. My Manors of Twinsted and Harberds and my lands 
in Essex- To my sonne John Wyncoll. Probate 25 Feb. 1576. 

Arch. Sudb. Lib. Wroo., fo. 222. 

The testator's step-daughter, Elizabeth Risby, had married, in 1566, John Wintbrop of Groton 
Manor, afterwards of Aghadowne, ca Cork. She subsequently became the wife of Reynold Braunch. 


ill 0f Milliam Eisbk. 1625. 

Willliam Risbie of Thorpe Morieuxe in the countie of Suffolk Esq' 26 May 1625. To be 
buried in Felsham chancel near ^ir Robert Chamberlyn's tonibe or monument. To Daniel Risbie, one 
of my younger sonnes, lands in Thorpe Morieux, with remainder, failing issue, to John my eldest 
sou, Robert my son, William ray son, or to the right heii-g of me. To John Risbie my son my 
Manors &c. in Thorpe Morieux, Hitcham, Brettenham, Felsham, ikc. <tc. in the countie of Suffolk, 
■with remainder, failing issue, to Robert my son, Daniel my son, William my son or to my right 
heirs. To William Risbie my sou an annuity of twenty pounds a year. To my daughters Susan 
and Jane when twenty one. To my sister Bridget Redfcrne. My aunt Elizabeth Braunch. My 
sou John Risbie to be sole executor. Probate 7 July L625 Juramento Joliis Risbie. A Second 
probate 21 Feb. lG2f;. P.C.C. 73 Clarke. 

Mill of lobn EisbD, 1687. 

I Johu Risby of Thorpe Morieux in the county of Saff. V.Hif make this my last will this 
27 April 1687. I have lately leavied a ffine of my estate and declare the same to be to the 
onely use of me &■ my lieires for ever. 1 have a great confidence in Elizabeth my dearo wife 
and hopeing that she, by her care and prudence, will soe order my estate as provision may be 
made for raising of portions for my children, and for theire educacon and maintenance, I declare my 
mind to be that the said Elizabeth shall recei\e the rents of all my manors for the six yeares 
next comeing after my decease, and make sale of soe much of m}- goods as she shall please for 
payment of portions to be given to my six daughters, Elizabeth Risby, Margaret Risby, Jane 
Risby, Mary Risby, Anne Risby and Catherine Risby. If not sufficient, I will the lands in Elmsett 
of William Smith Esq"^ deceased shall be sold and the money be employed by my said wife. I 
devise unto Heigham Risby, my second son, one yearely rent of forty pounds during life out of 
mesuagc in Thcrpe Morieux. Unto Charles Risby, my youngest son, one other like annuity out 
of messuage in ffelsham. I request that my wife accept of one hundred and twenty pounds per 
ann^ for life in lieu of her Dower. My Mannors &c. unto John Risby my eldest sonne for fourscore 
and nineteen yeares if he shall soe long live, and after the determination of that estate then to- 
the use of Jeffry Maltiward Esq"^ and Robert Maltiward Esq'' and theire heyres to preserve the 
contingent use. For default of issue male of tlie body of the said John Risby I give the same 
land unto the said Heigham Risby my second sonne and heyres of his body, and for default of 
such to Charles Risby my sonne and to the heires of his body and for default of such imto my 
six daughters and their respective heyres for ever equally to be divided. My cheife Mansion house 
called Thorpe Hall (and) those my lands in Elmesett, fHowton and Hindlesham, late the said 
William Smiths, unto the said John Risby my son and his heires fir ever. Probatuni Sexti die 
Mar 1687 Juramento Elizas Relictaj et unicse Execut. P.C.C. 67 Foote. 

By his will, 8 July 1662, proved in the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, (Rex 
Redux, fo. 389) William Smith Esq"^ of Elmsett, left his lands to John Risbie of Thorpe Morieux, 
the husband of Elizabeth Cornwallis his granddaughter. The Visitation of Suffolk, 1611, describes 
him as son and heir of Adrian Smyth. He had then two daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth. The 
former he specially commends to the care of his executors. The latter married Francis Cornwallis. 
Esq' of Yorkshire, and became the mother of Elizabeth Risby. 


Hisbn Hfnsrn|jtions— JF^laljam Cljurrb. 

Here lyeth y= Body of John Risby Esq"^ late of Thorpe Hall in this County, who had to 
-wife Elizabeth the only daughter of Francis Cornwallis Esq'' late of y" County of Norfolk, by whom 
he had issue 3 sons & 6 daughters, who departed this life y" 1^* day of May, 1687, in y' 49 
year of his age. 

Arms : — Ou a bend 3 crosses flory. Crest : — A goat passant. 

Here lyeth y" Ilody of Elizabeth Risby, who was wife of John Risby Esq'' and daughter 
of Francis Cornwallis Esq' : who departed this life y^ 13 of Janua^ 1705, aged 64 years. 

Arms : — In a lozenge ; Risby, On a bend 3 crosses flory. Quartering Cornwallis. Guttee, on 
•a fesse, 3 Cornish choughs. 

Here lieth Interred the body of Charles Risby Esq'', who departed this life the 8 of April 
1723, aged 40 years. 

Here lieth Interred the Body of Heigham Risby P'sq"", who departed this life the lO**" of 
July 1740 aged 64 years. 

Here lieth the Body of Katherine Risby, who departed this life the 3P' October 1747, 
aged 65 years. 

Arms, in a lozenge, On a bend, three mullets. 

Bavi/'s Suffolk Collections, Add. MS. 19,019, fo. 84. 

Iitsmptinit— fljorp^ M^xxmx dLIjtirrb. 

Here lyeth y" Body of John Risby Esq'' late of this Parish who died Jan^ the 2P' Aii 
Dom 1727. Ano3 ^Etat. 64. 

Arms : — Risby, On a bend 3 cross crosslets, Impaling a fesse between 3 escallops. Crest : — 
On a chapeau, a goat passant. 

Add. 3JSS. 19,088, fo. 287. 



3atebB of t;j)orpe MovimK. 

. . Riaby of Lavenham, buried in the= 
churchyard there, had issue Thomas, j 
William, Robert, John and Agnes. 

Margaret, dau. of Parris of Lynton,=i=Thomas Spring of Lavenham, clothier, built the 
CO. Cambr.; relict of Kdward Bullin, I Vestry there; Will P.C.C. 29 March 1486; prob. 12 
Esq. I Sept. 1486. 

Thomas Risby=f Agneswho 

of Lavenham 
i/ari. 71/5. 1560; 
Will P.CC. 15 
Blamyr, 18 Dec. 
1500 ; he had 
with other is- 

made Will 
Sudb. 13 
Aug. 1528. 

Cecily Spring, m. 
Robert Sexton of 
Lavenham, who in 
Will P.C.C. 6 Ay- 
loff A" 1517, names 
dau. Margery, wife 
of William Risby. 

. . . May, named=f=Alice, dau. of 
as former hus- 
band in Thomas 
Spring's Will A" 
1523. fLouzam 
of Suffolk. llaH. 
MS. 1552.] 

of Boxford, 2d wife of 
Tho'Spring; Ryece; Uarl. 
jWS. 3873,p. 75. Bridget 
Spring her dau. mar'^ W"* 
Ernley. See his Fed. in 
Sussex Visif^, Harl. MS. 
1046. /^ 



'Lavenham, the Rich 
Clothier. Will dated 
13 June 1523 ; prob'' 
3 July 1524. To be 
buried in the church. 

Spring of=f=Alice, dau. of Thomas 
~" " Appleton of Liltle 
Waldingiield. com. 
Suffolk, by Margery 
Crane, 1st wife of 
Thomas Crane. She 
died 20 January 1612. 


Anne, dau"" of 
Tho. Risby of 
Lavenham, m 
Rob' Groome of 
Lavenham in 
Com.Suff. Uarl. 
US. 1560, fo. 

Bridgett, dau. of= 
Roger Groome of 
Lavenham, Uarl. 
jl/6'. 1560, 1st wife. 
But query Margery 
da. of Robert Sex- 
ton, 1517, named 
above ? 

William Risby of Lavenham, = 
Lord of the Manor of Thorpe 
Morieux; Will P.C.C. 23 Powell, 
names brother in-law Robert 
Sexton. Buj-s Coddenham Hall 
Manor of W" Forthe, 1 E. 6. 
Inq. p.m. 6 E. 6. 

Margaret May. She is 
named with her hus- 
band in her mother's 
Will, 1538. Made Will 
as Margaret Risby, 
widow, P.C.C. 4 Tashe 
8 Nov. 1552 ; names 
sister Fulmerston, &c. 

ThomasT= Alice May, de-=rSir Richard Ful- 

Heyward of 
Ipswich ; 
Uarl. MS. 
1552. Had 
son, Tho' 
Hey ward 
A- 1562. 

visee of her 
sister Risby, 
1552. " Lou- 
zam of Suf- 
folk " Uarl. 
MS. 1552. 


merston of Thet- 
ford. See Ful- 
merston Ped. 
Harl. MS. 1552. 
His dau. Frances 
mar. Sir Edward 

Alice, ux. Thom- 
as Munnyng of 
Her Will Arch. 
Sudb. is dated 
2 Aug. 1582; she 
then a widow. 

husband, of Lit- 
tle Waldingfield, 
g'. In Will 14 
Oct. 1576 he 
names dau. -in- 
law, Eliz. Win- 

=Margery, =j=l. Robert Risby 

dau. of Ed- 
ward Rosse 
of Nayland 
in Suffolk ; 
sister to 
John Rosse, 
gent., 1567. 

William Risby of Thorpe=j=Catheruie,d. of George 

Morieux; Will P.C.C. 57 
Nevill, April 1593, then 
of Felsham,co.Suff.Esq. ; 
prob.l2 July 1593 ; aged 
3 years, 1 557. Inq. post 
m. 36"" Elizabeth. 

Smith of Cavendish in 
SufE. ; coheire to her 
mother, whose Inq. 
p.m. as wife of William 
Castleton was taken 
26 Elizabeth. 

of Thorpe Mor- 
ieux, Esq. Will 
P.C.C. 21Wrast- 
ley, 3 May 1557; 
Inq. p.m. 3 and 
4, P.&M.; aged 
22 in 1551. 

■ 1 

Elizabeth, ux. 
John Winthrop 
of Groton ; she 
mar. secondly 
1617 Reynold 
Branch of 
South wark. 

Elizabeth, ux. 
Spring of La- 
venham. A quo 
the Springs of 
Loosehall in 

3. George trav- 
elled to Jerusa- 
lem and died 
after his return, 
s.p. Siiia P.C.C. 
265 Daper. Eliz. 
his sister. 

2. Thomas Risby=y=Jane, da. and heir 

of Lavenham ; de- 
clared '■ non est 
ideot " in Inq. 2 
Eliz. Admon. 
P.C.C. 7 May 1601. 
to Eliztl' Wing- 

of John Harbottle 
of Crowfield in 
Suff. His Will, 
1676, P.C.C. 6 
Langley ; his Inq. 
p. mort. 2S Eliza- 

Margaret- m. 1 John 
2 Anthony Gosnold. 

Thomas and Anne 
named in their fa- 
ther's will. 

Robert Elizabeth, dau. and 
Risbye, coheire mar. Hen. 
ob. s.p. Wingfield of Crow- 
field ; her second 
husband was Tho^ 
Clench of Holbrook, 
CO. Suff. 

Joane, da. and 
coh. m. Edw. 
circa 1580 ; 
had son Sir 

William Risby of Thorpe=j=Bridget, da. 

Morieux, Esq., s. & h. aet. of Sir John 

18, 35 Eliz. ; WiU P.C.C. Heigham of 

73 Clarke, proved 7 July Barrow HaU; 

]625;tobebur.atFelsham married at 

names atmt Elizabeth Barrow, 21 

Branch.Inq.p.m.lCharlea. March, 1592. 

1. John Risby of Thorpe Morieux,=f Margaret, da. of 
Esq., 1634; Sisbyc. Chaplin; aged | Sir Thos Jermy 

2. Robert Risby, 2d son, 
ob. s.p. Hisby c. Chap- 
lin, 1634. 

3. Arthur Risby, 3d s. 
1684 ; living 1593. 

24 and upwards, 1625; m. at Ket- 
tlebaston 2 Oct. 1638. Lord of the 
Manors of Thorpe Morieux, &c. 

of Brightwell and 
Kettlebaston, co. 

Penelope, Thorpe 
Morieux A" 1600 ; mar. 
there 1 Sept. 1619 to 
Thos Spring of Loose 
Hall in Walsham. 

4. Henry Risby, 4th son ; bapt. 
at Thorpe Morieux, 1586 ; of 
Cornard Parva, Suff'', gent. 
1614. Will nunoup' July or 
Aug. 1614, P.C.C. 105 Lawe ; 
proved 8 Nov. 1614 ; all to 
sister Bridget Melton. 

1 — I 

Susan and 
Jane under 
age A" 1625. 

died unmar- 
ried ; named 
1693 in her 

father's will. 

Bridget, heir to her 
brother Henry Risby, 
1614, and was then 
Bridget Melton ; styled 
Bridget Redfern in her 
brother William Risby's 
will, 1625. 

— I 

2. Robert 
Risby living 

3. Daniel Risby, 
bap. at Thorpe 
Morieux, 1605 ; 
named in his fa- 
ther's will 1825. 

William Risby, 
named in his 
father's will, 

" John Risby of Thorpe Morieux, Esq., mar. dau. and h. of Fran.= 
Comewallis. They sold their estates to the yongest family." Harl. 
MS. 1^5. Will P.C.C. 67 Foot, 29 April 1687. Entered ped. in the 
Suffolk Visitation, 1664. - M.I. in Felsham Church. 

■Elizabeth Cornwallis, granddaughter and heir of William Smith of 
Elmsett, CO. Suff., Esq., who made Will, Arch. Sudb. 8 July 1662. 
She joined her husband in the sale of his manors. Born circa 1641 ; 
died 1706. M.I. in Felsham Church. 

John Eisby, e]dest=Mary, dau. of 

son, of Thorpe Tho^ Bright 

Morieux-Esq. Will of Thurston, 

Arch. Sudb. 21 Esq. Will 

Sept. 1727. M.I. Arch. Sudb. ; 

in Thorpe Church, prob.1738; ob. 

Ob. s.p. 8.p. 

Heigham Risby, Esq.= 
2d son, b. circa 1676; 
d. 174C, aet. 64. 
M.I. in Felsham 
Church. Lands in 
Thorpe Morieux. 

— I 1 — I — , — I 

=Elizabeth. Charles Risby, Elizabeth, 
Esq., youngest Margaret, 
son, 1687; died Jane, Mary 
1723, aged 40- and Anne, 
M.I. in Felsham who mar"* 
Church. Rev, Edw^ 

Grove, 1697 

Katherine Risby of Thorpe Morieux ; 
Will Arch. Sudb., 24 June 1741 ; prob. 
11 Nov. 1747. Brooke Hall in Felsham 
and Advowson of Thorpe Morieux to 
nephew Rev. John Fiske. Nieces Edge 
and Dawson also named. M.I. in Fel- 
sham Church. Ob. s.p. 

Jane'^Risby, dau. and coheir, married Robert Sparrow of Ofton, 
married circa 1720, John Sparrow of Halsted in Essex. A quo 

CO. Suffolk, whose sole daughter and heiress, Jane Sparrow, 
Spabbow op Gosfield. See Burke'i Landed Qentry. 


g>till of ^atileigl). 

m of Jobn Still, Sialjop of latb attii Mdla, 160r. 

In tlie name of God : Amen. I John Still, by the permissyon of God Bisshoppe of Bathe 
and Wells, doo hereby ordayne and make this my laste will and testamente. I doo comytte my soule 
into the most merciful! hands of my heauenlie ffather : and my bodye to be buryed in the 
Cathedrall Churche of Wells. I geue Thirtye poundes for the makinge of a monumente or tombe 
of remembrance uppon the place where my bodye shalbe buryed. A farme house and free lands 
in Somerton Erly in the Countie of Somersett is assured to my wife Mistris Jane Still during 
her life, in consideration of dower, and after her decease to my yongest sonne Thomas Still. I 
dooe geve to my welbeloued wife the some of fiyue hundred poundes. Also I doe further geue 
vnto my said wife my great gilte bason and swer, and that gilte wreathen cuppe or nutt (so vsed 
to be called by vs) withe a gilte cover therevnto belonginge w"'' my brother M"^ Edwarde Horner 
gave vnto vs at the daye of oure maryage. Item, I doe geue and bequeathe to Nathaniel Still 
my eldest sonne all that my messuage, house and lands in Hadley within the countie of Suff: 
w"'' I boughte of Thomas Alabaster of the same towne, clothier, (my father in lawe). For defaulte 
of lawfull issue of sayde Nathanyell, said houses and lands to remayne to John Still my seconde 
sonne. For default of issue of the said John, said houses &c. to Thomas Still my thirde sonne. If 
all my said three sonnes departe this life without issue, said lands &c. in Hadley to my three daughters, 
Anne Eyre, Elizabeth Edwardes and Mary Jones & to their heires for ever. To my saide sonne 
Nathaniel Still the Manner House of Hutton in y^ Countie of Somersett purchased in October 1604. 
Item I geue to my second sonne John Still & the heires of his body my house in ffodington in the 
countie of Som''sett. The impropriation of Milton Clevedon in the countie of Somerset to my sonne 
Thomas Still and his heires for ever. My wife Mistris Jane Still did with her money purchase the raanno"- 
of Mourton in the countie of Somerset & Mourton farme, in the names of M' Thomas Horner of Clofford 
Esquier her brother, and of M'' John Homer, his sonne & heire, in the firste yeare of Kinge James, to 
the only use of the said Jane & the heires of her body : — namely to the use of Thomas Still our sonne. 
I geue vnto my yongest sonne, [the said] Thomas Still, the one moiety of the lease of the Mannor of 


Buckland belonging to the Bisshopprick of Bathe and Wells : the other haulf to my eldest sonne. 
To my sonne John Still fyve hundred powndes to be added to his former gifte of my house in 
ffodington, besides the Tenne poundes w* his grandfather Thomas Alabaster of Hadley gave vnto 
him. To my youngest sonne Thomas Still fyue hundred powndes. To my sonne in lawe Roberte 
Eyr the some of One hundred poundes. To him and to my daughter Anne Eyr his wife one 
standinge guilte cuppe of siluer with cover, w'" I had of the late Queues Mat'" for a newe yeares 
gifte. The like guilte cuppe I geue to my sonne and daughter M'' Richard Edwardes of London : 
and the like gilte siluer cuppe to my sonne in law M"^ Seston Jones and to my daughter Mary 
Jones his wife. To my sonne in lawe M'' William Morgan one like standinge gilte cuppe. To everie 
of those sixe children w"* my saide sonne Morgan had by my good daughter Sara his wife. George 
Morgan, one of [their] sonnes is lame of his feete. To John, William, Roberte, Mary & Sara 
Morgan. To the children of my sonne Eyr : — of my daughter Edwardes. I geue to the poore 
people of Wells the some of Three hundred poundes, that newe places for Allmose men, or 
verie aged old woemen, may be made readie w*hin the nowe almose house or elsewhere in Welles. 
Quinto ffebruarij 1607, I doe further geue to the said Allmose house and poore, twoo hundred poundes 
more : in toto ffyue hundred poundes. I doe bequeathe to Trynitie Colledge in Cambridge the some 
of thirtie poundes, to be layde oute in one fayre and large standinge cuppe withe a cover gilte, 
enameled [with] the armes of the same Colledge, and allso myne owne pryuate armes and the armes 
of Wells church, both ioyned together in one fitt Ecutchion, as a token of my love and remembraunce. 
To the oulde poore people of Hadley in Suffolke, as a token of my oulde loue to the place of my 
mynisterye, the some of fiftie poundes. To my sister Wynnyark of Cambridge. To my good brother 
in lawe M-- Thomas Horner of Clofford Esq'. My brother W"^ Still. My cosen John Still, my 
chaplen. My brother in lawe M'' John Hipsley. To my sister nowe the wife of TiP Richard Scales. 
To my brother- in lawe M"' John Dorrington of London merchante and to my sister his wife. To 
my brother in lawe John Alabaster of Hadley clothier and to my sister his wife. My cosen M'' John 
Runnyon. To M"^ Deane of this Cathedrall churche of Wells and to everye of then Canon 
Residentiaries in golde, to make everie of them a ringe in token of oure Christyan societie together. 
Item I doo geue to the Vicars Coralls of the Cathedrall, to be spent in the amending of their 
comons in their comon hall, the some of twentie pounds. Item I appointe my elldest sonne 
Nathaniell Still my sole executor. M' Doctor James my chauncellor and my twoo sonnes in lawe 
M"" Robert Eyr and [blank] to be the supvisors and overseers. I haue lefte in writinge a breife 
estimat what I haue at this tyme in readye money, and what in debts ; what in plate, Cattell 
&c. &c. and the Stewarde of my house John Sear kepeth another coppie. Given this fourth 
ffebruarye 1607. John Bath & Welles. Probate 28 April 1608, Juramento Nathauielis Still filij et 
Executo". P.C.C. 33 Windebank. 

By Fine in Hillary Term, 7 James I., Nathaniel Still and John Still sold their lands in 
Hadleigh to John Cawton. 

The mural monument, with recumbent effigy, of Bishop Still, is well known to all who have 
visited Wells Cathedral. 




Knscrtpttoit in Babldgb CLbttrrl). 

On Monumental Brass beneath the figure of a woman ; — 
Hie matrum matrona jacet pietatis imago, 
Exemplum vitee, specuhim virtutis honesti, 
Verus Alabaster maritis quse vivit in oevum, 
Et quam certa fides coelo super astra locavit. 
In obitum Annse Still, uxoris Johi EpI Bathonie . . rio 'quse abijt April 15, A" 1593. 

Davy MSS., "Hundred of Cosford." 


Aems :— Sable, Guttee d'eau, three roses argent. " Per Dethiok, Garter, y^ 24 of June." Marl. SfS. 1820, fo. 1. 

Add MS. 5822, Mus. Brit. Coles' MS., vol. xxi., fo, 134'> ; with excerpt from Winthrop Pedigree, Sari. MS. 1560 
and notes from the Parish Registers of Hadleigh. 

W" Still de Grantham in co. Lincoln.=p 

Wm StiU= 
de Gran- 
tham, 2 

-Eliz: Fi- 
lia Tho. 

Jana Pilia Jo-=f=Johes Still Filius pri-= 


h'is Horner de 
Cloford in 
militis 2 uxor. 

Thomas Still, 3 son, .ajtatis 28, 1623. 

mus Epus Bath and 
Wells obiit 26 Peb- 
ruarij 1607. [Hec- 
tor of Hadleigh, 
' Suffolk,1571-1592.] 

-Anna Filia Tho: 
Alablaster de Had- 
ley in com. Suf- 
folk uxor prima. 
[Brass in Had- 
leigh Church.] 

[Allice, d. of = 
Still in com. Liu- 
con, sister of 
John Still, bis- 
hop of Bath and 
Wells ; Ob. s.p. 

=Adam Win- 
throp of Gro- 
ton in com. 
Sufi, ffarl. 
MS. 1560.] 



4. Georgius. 


Hulton in com. 
Somers. Arm. Fil. & 
Heres Supstes 1623. 
[Bapt. at Hadleigh, 

de^=Jana Filia 
' W™ Whit- 
more de Ci- 
vltate Lon- 

Johes Still de=T=Anna Filia 

Dursleyin com. 
Som. 2 Filius. 
[Bapt. at Had- 
leigh, 1587.] 

Tho: Baynard 
de Coleborne 
iu com. Wilts. 

Sara Eilia primo- 
genita uxor Willi. 
Morgan de War- 
min.-<ter. [Bapt at 
Hadleigh, 1575.] 

Anna 2 Filia EHz: 3 Filia Maria 4 Fi- 

ux. Kob: nuptaliich- lia.ux. Ces- 

Eyre de ards Ed- ton Jones. 

Wells. wards de [Bapt. at 

[Bap.1581.] London. Hadleigh, 

[Bap.1583.] 1585.] 

Anna FiUa 1 & coh: 
a3t. 10. 

Jana set: 9. 
Marg' £et: 8. 

4. Eliz. xt. t>. 

Anna Filia unica aetatis 4 Anuorum. 

i^robjne of €t)\i3arti0tone- 

ill of |oIm Irotene nf Witbam. 1362. 

In the Name of God Amen. The ix*'' daye of Marche in the yere of or Lord god 1562 &o. 
I John Brown of Withum [Witham, co. Essex] &c. make this my testament &c. [sic]. EFurst I 
bequeth my soull to god &c. To Thomas my sonne and EUzabeth his wief my house or tenement 
called PoUes, and unto the heyres of their two boiyes, and for lack of issue I bequeth the said 
house vnto Elizabeth Kaven my doughter, and for lack of issue of the said Elizabeth I bequeth the 
house aforesaid unto Denys Amys and to the heyres of her bodye lawfully begotten, and for lack 
of issue of the said Denys vnto Thomas Brown my brother and the heyres of his bodye, and for 
lack of issue of the said Thomas I will the said tenement to the next of my bloode and to their 
heyres for ever. To Henry Brown my sonne xx^ To John Raven my sonne in law iij" vi' viij"*. 
Vnto Denys Amys iij'' vi^ viij"* at the daye of her mariedge. To the child" of Elizabeth 
Ravens [sic]. To Thomas Brown my brother xx*. Vnto Henry Browns iiij childern that is to 
saye, Margery, Anne, Joan and Anne y° yonger, unto euy^ one of them xx*. Thomas Brown my 
Sonne I ordeyn and make my execute''. Probatum xix Aplis 1563. 

Arch. Colchester. Liber " Puckell," 1558-1666, fo. lxxxvi". 

Clearly the will of the father of Henry Browne of Edwardstone, whose four daughters and sister 
it names. This is important, as there were Browues of Prittlewell of Visitation descent and 
of quite another family. It is to be regretted that the Prittlewell Registers of this period are lost. 

ill of H^nrg IBrotnnc of (BtihiartrstonB, 1595. 

Henry Browne of Milton in Prittlewell in the countie of Essex yeoman, 23'''^ Jane, 35 
Elizabeth, ffirst and before all other things I glue my sowle to almightie God who made me, and 
to Jesus Christ who hath redeamed me, and to the holie ghoste who sanctifieth me, acknowledging 
theis three persons to be one God, Item I giue and bequeathe to Margaret my wief the summe 
of twentie pounds of lawful money of England, to be paid to her so long as it shall please god to 
giue her lief, everye six monthes tenne poundes, and all other goodes that she brought to me, as 
householde, come, catell and leases, and my parte of the shipp. To my daughter Margerie now 
wiffe of M'' Weston, Vicar of Wormingfourde, the house and land bought of M'' Hanam, to her and 
to the heires of her bodie she had by her husband Speade. To John Speade her sonne the summe 
of fiftie poundes at the daye of his man-iage or his age of four and twentie yeares. To Benjamin 
Speade her sonne and Anne Speade her daughter the like porcon. To my daughter Anne Snellinge 
ray dye-house in Boxforde streat. To Anne Snelling her daughter fiftie poundes at the daye of her 


marriage. To Joane Hilles my daughter my hovse and lands in Foisted. To William Hilles her 
Sonne and Joane Hilles and Elizabeth Hilles her daughters fiftie poundes [apiece]. To Anne 
Wynthropp my daughter my mansion howse &c. To John Wynthropp fiftie poundes and to Anne 
"VVynthropp and Jane Wynthropp fiftie poundes [apiece] at their ages of four and twentye yeares 
or dayes of marriage. My brother Raven, my sister his wifie and eurie of their children. My 
brother Browne his children. Adam Wynthropp sole executor. Legacies to the poore of Prittlewell 
and Edwardstone [and to others] to be paid by my wief out of my shippe. Probatum 27 January 
1596, Juramento Adami Wynthropp. P.C.C. 2 Cobham. 

mill of Hog^r mtston, 1605, 

5 Feb. 1605. Roger Weston, Gierke, Vicar of Wormingford co. Essex. To Ann Weston my 
eldest dawghter my house in Nayland [co. Suffolk] which I bought of Josua Spreade after the 
decease of Margery my wief. In like manner I give vnto the saide Anne the parte of lande the 
■w"'' I bought of Margery my wief and John Speede. Item vnto Avis my second dawghter all those 
my landes and tenem*^ the w* I bowghte of Margery my wief and Josua Speede lyinge in Seamer, 
Whatfield and Nauton [co. Sufi".]. Item vnto Elizabeth Weston all my coppie howse and lande 
lyeing in Hadlie, and fFortie poundes of lawfull mouney of England at the age of one and twentie. 
The reste of my goods parte ' and parte like [to] the three sisters Anne, Avis and Elizabeth, being 
the dawghters of [me] the saide Roger Weston. I doe appoynte Doctor Duke my kynde cozen 
sole executor. Codicill 28 Nov 1608. The said Roger Weston lyeing sicke in London, did further 
will vnto his dawghter Avis Greaton the some of ffiftie pounds w"*" was owinge vnto him by 
her husbande, and vnto his dawghter Elizabeth Weston the some of threescore poundes over and 
above the fFortie poundes bequeathed vnto her in his last will. 

28 Jan. 1608. Viro M'° Johi Duke in Medicinis Doctori expresse renuntiavit. Comittatur 
Avitie Greton ats Weston, filie dci diet defunct, vxori Radulphi Greton. 

London Consistory, "Sperin," fo. 408. 

Mill of loljn ^ndliu0 of ioiforft, imr. 

John Snelling of Boxford co. Suffolk, clothier, 26 Jan. 1617. To Judith my wife my bond 
to Francis Choppin and Raphe Choppin, her bretheren, for £800, assuring her joynture of £50 per 
annum which is performed by me ; she not to marry before she is forty years of age. My house 
<fec. in Boxforde. To my cousin William Amies ^48. [This was Ames, the learned Puritan divine, 
whose mother w^as a Snelling.] To Elizabeth Smyth my sisters daughter, now wife of . . . Martyn 
of Ipswich, saylor, £30. To Joyce Snelling, my brother William Snellings daughter, servant to 
M' Offley of London, £50. Children of Thomas Grimwade of Needginge my sisters son. To 
Robert ffrench my sisters son threescore pounds of Indico, as I gave his brother John. To 
Margaret Butcher my sister Smiths daughter. My sister Weston, my first wives sister. To my 
son and daughter's four daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna and Judith each £150. To John Duke 
and Anna Duke his wife all those houses, lands &c. in Boxford and Saffron Walden co. Essex 
after the decease of my wife. Rest of my goods to my son John Duke ; he to be sole executor. 
Probate 16 May 1618 juramento Johannis Duke Medicini Docris ex°^ 

Snia [Sententia or Decree] inter John Duke ex'' et Judith Snelling relc. 

P.C.C. 48 Meade. 


By his Inquisition Post Mortem (Palmer's Calendars, 100, fo. 424) it would appear that 
John Snelling, who died 8 March, 15 James I., was seized of the manor of Shimplingthorne, co. 
Suffolk, and of lands in Suffolk and Essex. Anne his daughter and sole heiress, wife of John 
Duke, M.D., being then thirty years of age. 

In the 38*'' year of Queen Elizabeth John Snelling, in conjunction with Philip Gostlin (whose 
son, Thomas Gostlin, married one of the daughters of the third Adam Winthrop), founded the free 
grammar school of Boxford. The charter establishing this institution will be given, with the other 
evidences of the Gostlin family, further on. 

ill of loljn Ink at (Eokfest^r, 1629. 

I John Duke of Colchester, desirous to performe the dutie of a Christian man to leaue myne 
estate in such a certaintie as that there male be noe difference aboat the same after my death, 
doe make my will in forme following. And first I bequeath my soule to my good god, from 
whom I certainely expect everlastinge happines by the all sufficient sacrifice of my lord Jesus 
Christ. And for my bodie my will is that without pompe it be comitted to the earth. I togeather 
with my beloved wief, Anna Duke, haue already ioyned in the settlinge of my landes, beinge 
freehould, in Essex and Suffolke, vpon our three children, Mary, Elizabeth and Judith. Anne my 
wief shall haue my coppihould landes and tenements in Bildeston and Nedginge in the countie of 
Suffolk, and in little Bromley in the countie of Essex, duringe the terme of her naturall lief, and 
after her decease the same shall remayne to the vse of my daughter Judith Duke, and for default 
of yssue to the vse of Mary Wright wief of Lawrence Wright, Doctor of Physicke, and Elizabeth 
Duke, my daughters, their heires and assignes for ever. To the said Anna Duke my wief luy 
coppihould wood called ffroste grove in Langham in the countie of Essex, and after her decease 
to Elizabeth Duke my daughter. All the lands and tenements lying in Norfolke, which I purchased 
of M"' ffountaine, vnto the aforesaid Anne my wief, vpon condicon that the saide Anne be bound 
for the true payment vnto my three daughters Marie, Elizabeth, and Judith of all legacies. Vnto 
my daughter Marie one hundreth and fiftie pounds ; and to each of my daughters, Elizabeth and 
Judith fortie pounds p ann. vntill their severall ages of twentie yeares and one or marriage daies> 
and paying also vnto each, at their severall ages of twentie yeares and one, the soine of seaven 
hundreth pounds a peece, in full satisfaccon of the last will of John Snelling their grandfather. I 
giue and bequeath to my lovinge sonne Lawrence Wright all my bookes except my English books, 
which I giue to my wife to dispose of to her children. To my welbeloued cosens M' John Winthrop 
and William Armitage, to either of them three poundes to make them rings ; whom I make 
supervisors. To the two children of Prudence Thome my sisters daughters deceased, to either of 
them thirtie shillings. To Anna Hinffrey five poundes. To the poore of Colchester twentie poundes. 
All my goodes, Jewells, and househould stuffe, to my well beloued wief, Anna Duke, for life : after 
her dicease to my three daughters or their posteritie, as my said wief shall dispose vnto them by 
her last will. I ordaine said wief sole executrix to see my children brought vpp in goo'l nurture 
and the feare of the lord vntill they be married. This my will I haue written with myne owne 
hand and published the thirtie dale of Aprill 1629. There is due to the executors of Macillis 
Greenerice, fower score ster [sic] of lawfull money of England : my will is that that soine shall be paid 
by myne executrix. I giue to Marie Wright my daughter all my coppihould land in Lexden neere 
Colchester. To Judith Duke my coppihould land in little Bently, and for want of yssue, to the 
right heires of me the said John Duke. And whereas my will was dated before the last of Aprill, 
this was thus perfected the first dale of May. Gyles ffirniin, a witness. Probatum 27 Juni] 
1629, juramento Anne Duke relicte et executricis. P.C.C. 53 Eidley. 


ill of fbomas doakt ai filintarsb, 1679. 

Thomas Coke of Pebmarsh in the county of Essex Esquire, My desire is that my body may 
be decently buried, without pompe and ceremonyes, in the churchyard of Pebmarsh, betwene the 
graves of my beloved and entirely loving wives, Elizabeth and Judith. And being so buried, I 
require mine executors to cause our three grves (together with my sonne John's on the northside 
of his mother's) to be raised with good bricke, ■ and a large stone to be laid vpon them. Tenne 
li. shall be laid out on a purchase of some house or houses neare the church, to be imployed 
for the more comfortable releife of the aged poore of Pebmersh, according to the intention of the 
ffirst donors, in addition to the provisions [already made]. I doe also give ffive pounds more to 
be distributed amonge the poorer sort of wel disposed people. Item to every of my brothers and 
sisters children, twenty pounds a peece. Eleven pounds more to be distributed among such roorc 
ministeres as are turned out of their livings because they conforme not. To Joseph Coke, my 
brother, and his wife ; M'^ Arrowsmith ; M'^ Parsons and M'^ Horton [property] as was M'' Percivalls 
their ffather in his life time. It. I do giue vnto my daughter Elizabeth her mothers Bible, that 
she may improue it as she did. It. vnto Joseph Coke my brother ffifteene hundred pounds for 
the redeeming of Huntshall in Pebmersh, vpon this condition, that if my sonne and daughter 
Parsons shall release vnto him all the right which they haue in my said ffarme called Huntshall, 
this bequest to be void. And I do then give Huntshall vnto my said brother Joseph, and after 
his decease to his son Thomas and his heirs for ever, [the latter] paying vnto his sisters here in 
England twenty pounds a peice, and to his brother and sister in New England, also twenty pounds 
a peice. I do give to be solde by my executors, my ffarme in Gestingthorpe called Goddards, and 
[a] ffarme in Pebmershe. All the residue of my reall and personall estate vnto Elizabeth my 
daughter, and after her decease, the goods to her children as she shall please, and the land and 
real estate to her sonne John Parsons my grandchild, and to the heires of his body, his mother 
allowing him good maintenance for his liberall education, and he (when he shall enjoy the land) 
paying to his sister Anthonea three hundred pounds, and the rest of his mothers children, which 
she may hereafter haue, one hundred pounds a peece. Item I doe giue vnto Anthony Parsons my 
sonne (if he will accept of it) my best ffurre coat and what bookes he please. My Polyglott Bible 
to my nephew Grandorge, and my watch to my cozen Samuell Read, and my law books to my 
nephew John Bennett. Lastly I ordaine my welbeloved daughter Elizabeth Parsons, my cozen 
Samuell Read, my nephew John Bennett and my nephew Isaac Grandridge [sic], executors. The 
— day of January 1679. Probatum vicesimo quarto Novembris, 1682, Juramento Johannis Bennett, &c. 

P.C.C. 128 Cottle. 

Thomas Cooke was Colonel of the Militia for Essex during the Civil Wars. He was created 
D.C.L. at Oxford. 9 Sept., 1651, and in 1654, M.P. for Essex in Cromwell's Parliament. He 
married, first, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John Duke of Colchester, M.D., by whom he had 
seven sons and four daughters. His second wife was Judith, daughter of Oliver St. John, of Keyshoe 
in Bedfordshire, Esq. He dyed about 1684. Hunt's tenement in Pebmarsh hath since belonged to 
Anthony Parsons his sonne in law and heir. Morant's "Essex," Vol. II., p. 263. 


till of (gli^ahtb larsans, 1680. 

Elizabeth Parsons, wife of Anthony Parsons of Fetter Lane in London, this day of August 

1680. To my husband Anthony Parsons my moneys upon Hunts Hall, being five hundred pounds, for life, 
and after his decease to my deare daughter Antonia. If she die without issue, the same moneys to my sone 
Duke Parsons, and failing issue of his body, remainder- to my son John Parsons. My land in Pebmarsh and 
Much Henny in the County of Essex to my husband for life ; then to my said son Duke Parsons. My son 
in law Thomas Parsons' and my daughter in law Katherine Parsons. Thomas Parsons my nephew of Milton 
in Oxfordshire. Plate with my husbands arms and mine upon it, and that which was my fathers, and both 
my mothers, to my three children. My husband to be executor. If all my children die without heirs of 
their bodies my lands to go to my mothers relations, John Paynell my kinsman of Belough in Norfolk, and 
his two sisters ffrances Broome of Norwich and Judith Paynell my kinswoman. Probatum 4 Feb. 1681 
juramento Anthonij Parsons Armigeri, mariti et executoris. P.C.C. 23 Cottle. 

(Buhtqntt Will ^Math t Irottm^, $cl, 1588. 

To the right honorable Si^ Wyttm Cycell Knyght, Lord Burleigh, S"^ Walter Mildmay Knyght 
Chauncello'' of her Ma''=^ Court of Eschequer, S"" Roger Manwood Knyght L* Cheife Baron of the sayd 
Court. Humblye complaynyng sheweth vnto yo' honors Henry Sackford Esquyre, one of the Maysters 
of her Ma"™ privie Purse. Yo"" orator by casualtie of shipwreacke is become greatlye impoulyshed and 
indebted; namely to one Henry Browne & one Phyllip Gostling of Boxford in the countye of Suffolke, 
clothyers, to one Henrye Vyntner of Edwardstone in the sayd countye &c., &c. in great sumes of money. 
Which debts oryginally grewe for clothes and other wares w"*" yo"^ orator was enforced to take vpp vppon 
many a hard penyworth ; yett yo' orator entendeth to make full satisfactyon yf there myght be reason- 
able tyme pmytted vnto hym. And further yo"' orator standeth indebted vnto her Ma'" by reason of 
money by hym received ; for the payment of w"'^ yo"" orators lands and goods are fyrst lyable. Also yo'' 
orator is an Accomptant in her Ma"^' Court of Eschequer & ought to haue the priviledge of the sayd Court. 
But so yt is that the aforesayd Henry Browne, Phyllip Gostlyng, &c. &c. haue comeficed their seulall suyts 
agaynst yo"" orator at the comon lawe, entending his vtter vndoing. May yt please yo"" good Lp' to grant 
the Queues Ma"™ gracious wrytte of Subpen' to be directed to the sayd Henrye Browne &c. eomaunding 
them to appeare in the Quenes Court of Eschequer, and to desist from sueing yo"^ orator at the comon lawe. 
And yo' sayd orator shall dailie praye vnto almyghtie God for the pspous estates & long lyves of yo' bono". 

The Jointe & seul all Aunsweare of Henrye Browne & Phillipe Goslyn & Henrye Vyntener def endtf . 
Phillipe Goslyn sayeth that he did sell vnto Thomas Calthrope and. Michael Stacye, deputies for Compl', 
about fortye brod colored clothes for two hundreth and thirtye pounds, of which ther remayneth dewe the 
some of fortye pounds w'='» this Defend' hath gentlye required of the PI', but hath receyved verye hard 
speaches. Whervppon this Defend' hath comenced suyte in her Ma"™ Court of Comon Plees as he thinketh 
lawfull is fox hym to doe. And Henry Browne sayeth that in or about the nynetenth yeare of the Quen's 
raigne he did sell vnto the said Thomas Caltrope and Michaell Stacye fortye colored brod clothes, and 
recy ved money at dyul se tymes, so as ther remayneth dewe unto him the some of eight and thirtye poundes 
And Henrye Vyntener sayeth that he did sell for the Compl'^ vse dyulse brod colored clothes, & ther 
remayneth dewe one hxmdreth and fy ve pounds. And the said Defd'' sayen that they are well contented yf 
Complt will put in good'suertye to paye their seulall debts w"^ reasonable costs and will staye their suyts ; 
otherwise by protracte of tyme their wittnesses or the Compl' maye dye ; and then they shalbe w'tout 
remedye. P'stitit Saci? in Cur. xxvij" Aprilis A° xxx" R^ Suffolk Bills temp. Q. Eliz, No. 89. 

Henry Seckford, afterwards Sir Henry, was brother to Sir Thomas Seckford, Master of 
Requests to Queen Elizabeth, the munificent founder of the Woodbridge charities which bear his name. 




Brotone. ©ufee of €olt^t3ttv. 

Browne of 

John Browne of Witham in com. Essex ; Will Arch. Colchester, 9 March 1562 ; probate 19 April=j=. 
1563 ; names Elizabeth Raven, his daughter, and Margery, Annfc, Joan and Anne, the four daughters 
of Henry Browne his son. 

Thomas Browne, de- 
visee of his brother, 
John Browne, 1562. 

1596, 2nd 

=Henry Browne of Edwardston,= 
CO. SufE., and after of Milton in 
Prittlewell, co. Essex, yeoman. 
Will P.C.C. 2 Cobham, 23 June, 
35 Eliz. ; prob' 27 Jan. 1596 ; 
ob. set. 76 ; bur. in Prittlewell 
Church ; lands in Foisted, Box- 
ford, Edwardston, &c. 


Adam Win-= 
throp of Gro- 
ton. CO. SufE., 
Esq. Exo^ to 
Henry Browne 
1596, whom he 
names in his 
Diary ; mar- 
ried 20 Feb, 

=Agnes Browne, 
the mother of 
Anne Winthrop, 
died 17 Dec. A" 
1590. AdamWin- 
throp's Diary. 

Elizabeth Browne,=f John Raven, 35 ThomasBrowne.=fElizabeth, de- 

living 1596, styled 
" my dau"' Raven " in 
her father's will. 

Eliz., devisee 
John Browne, 


His children li- 
ving 1596 ; eld- 
est son, 1562, 

visee of John 
Browne, 1562. 

■' Jeremy Eaven, my cosen, minis- 
ter of God's Word." Adam Win- 
throfi'a Diary. 

". , . Browne, my cosen and his 
wifeeame to Groton, 7 Aug. 1602." 
Adam Winthrop'a Diary, 

V I 

=Anne, da. 
Jiliz., de- 
visee with 
her sister, 
Ann Spel- 
ling, in her 

William Hilles,= 
of Holton, CO. 
SufE., yeoman ; 
Will Arch. SufE. 
2 Aug. 39 Eliz. ; 
prob' 20 Sept. 
1597 ; named 
1597 in Adam 
Diary. See 

— I 

Joan Browne, 
da. and coh. 
named 35 
Eliz. in her 
father's will. 
SufE. is dated 
5 Sept. 1597 ; 
probt 20 Dec. 

John Snelling, of=f Anne Browne, 

Boxford, clothier, 
cousin to Wm. 
Ames, the Puri- 
tan Divine ; WiU 
P.C.C. 48 Meade, 
26 Jany 1617. 
His 2'' wife was 
Judith Choppin, 
Inq. p.m. 15 Ja'. 

da, and coh, 
Anne, d. of 
Browne of Ed- 
vmrdstone in 
com. Suff. 
^John Snel- 
ling. — Harl. 
MS. 1560. 

1st hus- 

=Margerie Browne,= 
da. and coh,, wife 
of M' Weston, 
35 Eliz., named in 
will of John Snel- 
ling, 1617; no 
issue by 2nd mar. ; 
dead apparently 
in 1608, 

■Roger Wes- 
ton, Vicar of 
CO, Hssex, 2d 
husb*, died 2 
Dec. 1608 ; 
Will, Lond.> 
Consist. 5 Feb, 
1605 ; cousin 
D' Duke to be 

William Hilles,= 
of Holton Hall, 
where he took 
up his abode, 
30 Sep. 1602, 
Adam Win- 
throp's Diary. 

mar. 15 
Jan. 1600. 

Joan Hilles, 
mar. 3 Oct. 
1699, to Adam 
afterwards of 
Bandou in 


Hilles, li- 
ving 1603. 
Winthrop c. 
Ja^L B. & 

John Duke of Colchester,=f Anne Snelling, da, 

Docter of Physsick. W ill 
P.C.C. 53 Ridley, 30 April 
1629. Lands in Suffolk & 
Essex ; bequest to cousin 
"M'JohnWinthrop." See 

and sole heiress by 
this marriage ; 
mar. 1 1 Nov. 1596. 
She proved husb^^ 
will 27 June 1629, 

John Speade, 35 
Eliz. about to 
marry A" 1604. 
See Diary for 
more of the 


35 Eliz, 

Anne Speade, 
to Thos PoUey. 

I 1 ■ r- 

Mary Duke, eldest Elizabeth Duke, 2d=pThomas Cooke of Peb-:=Judith, 2d wife, Anne Duke, 3d dau, 

dau. and coheir, dau. and coh. 1629, 

mar. before 1629, 1st wife :' already 

Laurence Wright, married and had 

D' of Phisicke. issue A" 1634. 

marsh, co. Essex, Esq. ; dau. of Oliver St. and coh., devisee of 

inEssexVisit" 1634; Will John of Keyshoe, hergrandfatherSnel- 

P.C.C. 128 Cottle, Jan. co. Bedford, Esq. ling 1617 ; dead, 

1679 ; prob. 4 Nov. 1682, Movant. probably, in 1629. 


John Duke, ob. before 
his father made his 

Elizabeth Cooke, only child named in her=j=Anthony Parsons, Esq. of the Visita- 
father's Will. She made Will as Eliza- | tion family of Parsons of co. Oxon. 

Judeth Duke, devisee of her 
grandfatherSnelling 1617,& of 
herfatherl629; mar.Rob'Pay- 
nell of Belaugh, co. Norff. Esq. 
andob. 1652. =r 
— I 

beth Parsons P.C.C. 23 Cottle, Aug. 
1680 ; prob. 4 Feb. 1681. 

See ped. JJarl. MS. 1480, He had 
also issue by a former wife. 

Grace. Essex 




Duke Parsons, 1680, 

John Parsons, 1680. 

Antonia, 1680. 

"Anne, late wife of John Duke of Colchester in Essex, M.D., 1649 ; he died there May 16, 1629 ; she was D"' and Heirets 
of John Snelling of Boxford in SufE, Gent, ; they had issue, Mary married to Laurence Wright of London, M.D. ; Eliz, to Thomas 
Cock of Pebmarsh in Essex, Esq. ; and Judith to Rob, PayneU of Belaugh in Norfolk, Esq. ; Anna their third daughter 1647 ; 
Judith PayneU 1652 ; Robert PayneU Esq., Councellor at Law, 1658," 

Arms. Duke impales Snelling ; Gules, three eagles' heads erased Argent ; a chief indented Ermine. 

Inscription in the chancel of St, John's, Maddermarket, Norwich. Blomefield's NorfoVc, vol, iv., p. 295. 

jfontjs of i^usteeti. 

of f Ijomas Jones, 1629. 

Thomas Foues citizen and apothecary of London 14 April 1629. Having already by acts 
executed in my life time disposed of the greater part of my personal estate to and among my 
children and to the use and benefit of my wife I do hereby commit the tuition, education, care 
and tutelage of my son Samuel Fones during his minority unto his uncle John Wynthrop of Groton 
in the County of Sufiblk Esq', John White of the Middle Temple London, Esq' and James 
Thurlby citizen and grocer of London, and do earnestly desire these my loving friends to have a 
special care that he be brought up in learning and in the fear of God and knowledge of his 
ways ; and do charge and require my son, upon my blessing,, to subject himself unto them and 
to be ruled by them in all things. And the tuition and education of my daughters Elizabeth 
and Martha I do commit unto my said loving brother John Wynthropp until they shall be 
married or attain their full age of one and twenty years. The tuition of my youngest daughter 
Mary I commit to my loving wife her mother. My loving wife Priscilla Fones and my loving 
brother John Wynthropp to be executors, &c. Witnesses : John Smith, Ki. Fitch, Tho: Smith. 
Probate 29 April 1629. P.C.C. 28 Ridley. 

For frequent references to Thomas Fones and members of his family, see "Life and Letters 
of John Winthrop," vol. L, and " Winthrop Papers," parts IIL and IV. 

Inqnisifton an tht Ir^atlj of ^bintaa JFoncs, 1629, 

Inquisico Indentat^ capt^ apud le Guildhall ciuitat® London duodecimo die Octobris Anno 
regni diii nri Caroli dei grS Angt Scotie ffraunc et Hibnie Regis &c. quinto coram Rico Deane 
milit Maiore Escaetor ciuitatis London .... post mortem Thome ffones defunct sacramen 
Robert! Sandon .... pbor et legaliii homin, qui dicunt qd Samuell Brond et 'Beniaminus Brond 


existen seit in dominico suo de Manerio & Capital messuag vocat Nusteed ais Nusteed Hall 
scituat in vii de Polsteed & Boxford in Coin Suff: et de et in duat} pcett prati vocat Aueley 
meadowes in Polsteed ^d et Assington in dco com Suff: ^d Samuel Brond et Beniam' Brond 
p Indentur sua gereii dat vicesimo die Octobris Anno regni Jacobi nup Regis Angl decimo 
sexto vendiderunt jpfat Thome fFones et Johi Wynthrop de Groton in dco Com Suff: Ar. et 

heredib3 imppin §d MaSer, Capital messuag et ^d claus^ vocat Aueley meadows Et sic 

inde seif ^fat^ Thorns ffones obijt et ffat Jolies Wynthrop supvixit et in plena vita apud Groton 
§d adhuc existit et adhuc est inde seitus in diiiico suo vt de feod. Et Jurator^ pdi vlterius 
dicunt qd j^dcus Thomas 'ffones ; die: et tempore obitus sui /fuit j seitus de. ■duob3 messuag cu 
ptin scituat in quodam vico vocat the Old Bayly in Suburt ciuitatis London quo? vnu iacet 
in pochia S"'' Martini prope Ludgate, in occupacone Rici Alley et alteriu^ iacet in parochia 
S°'' Sepulcheri London et fuit in occupacone ffat Thomse ffones tempore mortis eius. Et vlterius 
Juf §& die qfl ^dcm messuag in pochia sci Martine ppe Ludgate tenetr de diio Rege in capite 
p seruitm vicesime ptis vnius feodi milit . . . . Et quod ^d Maner, Capital messuag et due 
pcell terra? vocat Aueley meadowes tenebantr de dco dno Rege vt de Hundredo suo de Babargh 
in Com Suff: in libo et coi soccagio . . . . Et q"" ^fat Thoins ffones obijt xv'" die Aprilis vltimo 
^terito apud London et q'' Samuel ffones tempore mortis sue fuit filius & heres ppinquior et 
q^ p>dcus Samuell ffones decimo die ffebruarij vltimo ante diem capcois huius Inquisicois fuit 
etatis duodecim annor.^ Inq. p. m. 5 Car. p* 2, No. 15 

ill of "(B^bomas JTottrs, 1678. 

Thomas Fones of Ipswich, Doctor of Phisick, being sicke in body but of perfect mind and 
memory, doe make my last will in manner and forme followeing. Impris I give vnto my daughter 
Mary one two and thirtieth part of the ship called the Smirna Merchant, lately built at Ipswich. 
Item I give vnto my daughter Catherine one two and thirtieth part of the shipp called the 
Providence. I give unto my daughter Sarah one sixteenth part of the shipp called the Catherine. 
My executrix shall sell my two and thirtieth part of the shipp Nathaniel of Ipswich, and the 
money shall be equally shared betweene my said daughters Catherine and Sarah. My goods 
shall be sold and the money shared amongst my said three daughters, at their severall ages of 
one and twenty years or days of marriage, which shall first happen. My messuage in Mendlesham 
to be sold and the money equally shared amongst my said three children. In case my wife 
should happen to marry againe, before all my said daughters are marryed, I will said wife shall 
enter into a bond with security in eight hundred pounds vnto M' Lawrence Stistead and my two 
brothers for the faithfull pformance of this my will. Item I doe nominate Mary my loveing 
wife to be sole executrix and my loveing brothers, John ffones and Baniaby ffones, and M"^ 
Lawrence Stisted to be trustees. Item I doe give vnto my said daughters and their heires all 
my lands, tenements and ^misses whatsoever, immediately after the decease of my said wife, 
payeing out the same to my brothers John and Barnaby fifty pounds apeice, to my sister Ann 
Fones twenty pounds, and to my sister Mary Fones twenty pounds^ and. to my said friend M' 


Lawrence Stisted tenti pounds. I have sett my hand and seale this six and twentieth day 
of iFebruary 1678. Probatum decimo quarto die Novembris 1679, Juramento Marite Fones, 
Relictse, &c. 

Vicesimo secundo die Aug" 1685 em' com" Johanni Smith ouratori Marise et Sar^ ffones 
filijs Thomse ffones nup de Gipwico iii Com^ Suff: def" ad adininistrand bona &c. non plene 
administrata p Mariam ffones Relictam, jam etiam demortuam, durante minori setate et in solum 
beneficium Marise et Sarte ffones minorum pdiot. P.C.C. 141 King 

^bmtniatration of Catbmn^ yoms, 1680. 

Sept. 23 1680. Adco honor Catherinte ffones nup de Gippo inupte def comissa fuit . 
ffones matri nraii et Itime. Arch Suff 

^5mimstrati0n of JJlarn Joms, 1685. 

Aug. 13 1685. Adco bonoru^ Marias ffones nup de Gippo vid duran minori etate et m 
vsum Marise et Sarte ffones filiarum, comissa fuit Johi Smith Mariti Sarae Smith ais Dunkou 
materterse gardian Admin. Arch. Suff. 

ill of ^amtid Johbh, 1695. 

Samuel ffones of East Bergholt co. Suffolk, clerk, 28 Aug, 1693. To Mary my wife rents 
Ac. of my farme in Foisted and Assington. Certain lands to be sold by executors. To my 
daughter Mary ffones four hundred pounds. To Mary ffones, Sarah ffones and Alice ffones 
daughters of my son Samuel ffones at their ages of one and twenty years. To Mary ffones and 
Sarah ffones, daughters of my son Thomas ffones. Mary my wife and Mary my daughter to be 
executrixes. Probat. 3 Nov. 1693, executoribus, Comiss 1 Dec. 1703 Alice Haw ats ffones uxori 
Edward Haw et nepte ex filio defunct et legatarite in eodem testamento. 

Arch, Suff "Sayer," fo. 467. 



jFone0 of CorntoalL 

The ancient document, endorsed " Tho' Fones his pedigre ' which is here given verbatim, was found amongst the papers 
of Governor Jolm Wiuthrop. It is evidently based upon the Fones pedigree in the Visitation of Cornwall, 
1620, with which it is now collated (ffarl. MS. 1162). It appears to have been compiled in or about 1629. 
In the margin is a sketch of the Fones shield :- -two eagles displayed in chief, with a mullet in base. Opposite 
the first marriage of Thomas Fones is a rough tricking of Fones impaling Winthrop : — a lion rampant superposed 
upon three chevrons. 

Wm ffoumes of Saxbie E8g=f=. , . da: of Sr Robt Hyelston Kt- 
I Hyelton. Harl. MS.1162. 

Oeorg fownea of Saxbie Esg=f=. . . da. of . . . Malbanck of Malpas. 
Malbant. Harl MS. 1162. 

Wii fovmes al's ffones of Saxbie,=f=- • -da: of Telham of Telham. 

Johnffownes als ffones of Saxbie.=r. . . da: to Bradley of Bedham. 

r- -i 

John jovines of Saxbie.=j=. . . da: of Lawell of Lawell. 

I Lewell. Harl. MS. 1162. 

I 1 1 1 ; r 

Thomas S son. Humfrey 4 *<"•• Robert 1 son. John ffownes of Bedford in y^ parish of=f- Willm. 6 son. Nicholas 5 son. 

Bransgroce in con Wigorn Z son. 


WUl'm. 1 son of BristoU. Rich: ffownes al's ffones of=^Joane da: of . . . Tindall of y« Isle Thomas 2 Sonne & heir(F\ 
S.P. BristoU. 3 son. \ of Axham in com. Lincoln, to his father. 

John 1 son. Prudenceda.of J ohn=yThomas ffownes aVsp^Joane da. of Walter Annda:ofAdamWin-=j=Thvmas Fones-^PriscUla da. 

Nichols of Vavestock 
son. in Devon : 1 wife. 

ffones of Plymouth j Heale of Knaton in throp EsqofOrntonin 
lyveiru/1620: 4son. Devon: 2 wife. com. Suf : 1 wife. 

Richard S 


1 — 1 — [—1 1 , — I 

Prudence. Joane. Richard 1 sen Sampson, 2 son. Thomas 4 Elizb. 4 da. 

— . (Et.18, Ao 1620. — son. — 

Mary. John 3 son. Susan 5 da. 

Citizen & Apo- 
thecary of Lon- 
the ISofAprUl 

of John Bur- 
gess Dr of 


I 1 1 ' I '—\ 

Hen: Winthrop.^Elizabeth. 1, Martha. 2. Samuel Foves sonne <t hr to his father : Mary Fones. PriscUla, obijt. 

wt 12 ao 1628. 



jFone0 of ^uffolfe. 

Anne,(lau.of Adam= 
Winthrop of Gro- 
ton, CO. Suffolk, and 
sister of Gov. John 
Winthropof Mass., 
b. 16 Jan. 1585 ; 
in. 25 Feb. 1604 ; 
d. 16 May 1619; 
bur. in St. Sepul- 
chre's Ch. London. 
1st wife. 

=Thomas Fones, son of Tho-= 
mas Fones of Dedford in 
Bromsgrove, co. Worces- 
ter (of a junior branch of 
Saxby, co. Devon), Apo- 
thecary in London at the 
sign of the Three Fawns 
in the Old Bayley ; d. 15 
April 1629 ; WUl P.C.C. 
28 Ridley 14 Apr. 1629. 
luq. p.m. 5 Car. Lord of 
Nusteed Hall in Foisted, 
00. Suff. 

■Prisoilla, da. of John Burgess,=] 
D.D., Rector of Sutton Cold- 
field, CO. Warwick, whose Will 
P.C.C. 105 Sadler, is dated 12 
Sept. 1634 ; m. 28 Aug. 1621, 
2d wife. SeeLifeand Letters of 
John Winthi-op for letters of 

=Bezaleel Sherman=Henry Painter of Exeter, 
of Ipswich, grocer, one of the Westminster 
1st husband of divines, 3d husband of 
Priscilla Burgess, Priscilla Burgess ! See let- 
made Will P.C.C. ters of his in 5 Mass. Hist. 
125 Meade, 7 Oct. Coll., i. 

Mary Fones,youngest 
dau., d. unm. 1631, 
See 5 Mass.Hist.CoU. 
vol. i, p. 71. 

Winthrop, who d. before marriage. 
See LifeJe Letteraoi John Winthrop 
for her letter at this time. 

John Sherman, devi- 
see with his sister of 
their grandfather 
Burgess in 1634. 


Samuel Fones of= 
East Bergholt, co 
Suffolk,clerk,s.& h. 
aged 11 A° 1629. 
Will, Arch. Suff. 28 
Aug. 1693; Prob'3 
Nov. ; Admon. 1 
Nov. 1703, to Alice 
Haw al's Fones. 
Lands in Polsted & 

Mary, da. of 
Eleazar Dunkon 
of Harleston, 
Norff., draper, 
who made Will, 
Cur. Ep. Nor. 3 
May 1673 ; Ex' 
with her dau. 
Mary Fones to 
her husband. 

Henry Winthrop- 
2d son of Gov. 
John Winthrop, 
1st husband ; d. 
2d July 1630, 
leaving an only 
child, Martha 
Winthrop. See 
Winthrop Ped. 

-EUzabeth Fones,=i=Robert=f= Will: 

eldest dau., came Feake 

to New England of Wat- 

in 1631 after ertown 

death of first Mass. 

husband. Living 2dhu3- 

16f2, and pro- band, 
bably in 1674. 
See 2 Mass. Hist. 
Proo. vi. 

iam MarthaFones, 2 dau.,m. at Gro- 

Hallet of ton, Suffolk, 8 Feb. 1630, John 

Long Is- Winthrop, afterward Gov. of 

land. Conn, and eld. son of Gov. John 

N.Y., 3d Winthrop of Mass. She d. iu 

husband. Ipswich, Mass. 1634, s.p. He 

m 2d Elizabeth, da. of Edmund 

Reade of Wickford, co, Essex, 

by whom he left a numerous 

family. See Winthrop Fed. 

Martha Johanna Winthrop, only child, born at Grotou,- 
Suffolk, 9 May 1630 ; married 1647 ; died circa 1650 ; 
had two children but only one survived her. 

•Thomas Lyon of Stamford, Connecticut ; 
survived his first wife, and left » number 
of children by a second marriage. 

Mary Lyon, born 1649 ; married 1st Joseph Stedwell of Rye, N.Y., and 2d John Willson of Bedford, 
N.y. She was living in 1698. 

Thomas Fones of Ipswich, D''= 
141King26Feb. 1678; Pro- 
bate 14 Nov. same year; ob. 
vita patris, wife executrix ; 
estate finally administered 
by Jno Smith 22 Aug. 1685. 

■Mary, executrix to her 
husband 1679 ; ob. 
1685 ; Admon. Arch. 
Suff. 13 Ang. 1685 to 
" Johi Smith marito 
SarjcSmithal's Dunkon 

Mary Fones 
one of her 

Fones de- 
visee of 
his grand- 


Anne Fones 
dvisee of 
her grand- 
father Dun- 
kon, 1673. 


Samuel Fones= 
devisee of his 
brother Thos. 
Fones, 1693, 
but dead in 

— I 

Katherine Fones, devisee of 
her father 1678; of Ipswich, 
1680; Admon. Arch. Suff. 23 
Sept. 1680 to her mother. 

Mary Fones, Sarah Fones, Mary Fones, Sarah Fones, Alice Fones. under age 1693; 

living 1678 ; living 1678 ; living A" living A" wife of Edward Haw, 1703, 

under age A° under age A" 1693. 1693. when she administered her 

1685. 1685. grandfather's estate. 

For letters of Mrs. Thomas Lyon and members of her family see 
Society," Second Series, Vol. vi., pp. 2-20. 

' Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical 

(iostlm of (iroton- 

Jncorpntattoit d fSo^forir CHrammar ^tljool, 1592. 

Fatent Boll, 38 Elizabeth Part 12. 

Eegina omib3 ad quos &c. saltm. Cum diioi subdicti nri Johes Snelling de Boxford in com 
Suff & Philippus Goshling \sic\ de Groton in eodem com clothiers pio zelo moti ppter sumatn erga 
priam oharitatem & ad bonas tras pmouend^ singulare studiii & pcipue ad dei optimi maximi gloriam 
& Juuentutis eafdem villarf & ville de Edwardstone infra pdict com SufF instruccoem & erudicoSm 
quam maxime cupiunt & desiderant qd infra ville de Boxford ^dict vna libra Schola gramaticalis. 
fanderef & erigleP & imppm pmaneret. Ac ea intencoe vt sumptus & ona dee Schole melius & 
decentius supportari valeant & possint ijdem Johes Snelling & Philippus Goshlinge ex intimo eoi' 
affectu ad ppositum & vsum pdict deder & concesser diioo subdito nro Johi Gurdon de Assington 
in eodeBQ coin Suff Armiglo & quibusdam alijs vnii mesuagm sine ten cum vno gardino & horto 
eidem ptineu & adiacen cum omibs & singulis suis ptifl iacen & existen in Boxford fdict sicut 
p chartam inde sic p pfatos Jofeem Snelling & Philippum Goshling vt jJfert"^ fact plenius apparet. 
Soiatis qd nos p ea cura quam de Juuentute regni nfi pie & libalit instituend singularem hem' 
proqj suina benevolencia qua bonas iras ad pcipiena colendamq3 virtutem & religionem pluriuiu 
adiuuantes ac optima? artiu studia studiososqj psequim' hinc pie peticoi graciose annuentes de 
gra nra spiali ac ex eta soiencia & mero motu nris p noh hered and successorib} nris volum' 
concedim^ & ordinam^ qd de cePo imppm sit & erit vna liba Schola gramaticat in Boxford pdicf' 
p educac institucoe & instruccoe pueror & Juuenn in gramatica ppetuis futur^ temporib^, 
duratuf que erit & vocabit'- liBa Schola gramaticalis Eegine Elizabetla in Boxford. Ac Scholam 
illam p noiin lihe Schole gramaticaP Eegine Elizabeth in Boxford erigim^ cream^ fundam^ & stabilim'' 
firmit p psentes. Et q3 Schola ilia de ceto sit erit aut esse possit de vno magro sen Pedagogo 
& de vno Subpedagogo sen hipodidasculo ac pueris & Juuenib} iBm p eos edocend^ sedm ordinacoes 
in hijs psentib} inferius declarat. Et vt intenoo ac ppositum hoc pm meliorem firmioremqs 
sorciat' efftfn Atq5 vt bona terr^ ten" reddit^ reiicnes & at hereditameti ad sustentacoem Schole 
fidte ac ludmagri & SubpeJagogi posthae concedena assignanJ & destinand melius gufenentr 


tractenf regant' & insinuant' p ppetua continuacoe eiusdem volum' concedim® & ordinam^ p nos. 
heredibs & sucoessorib} nris p psentes qd de ceto sunt & erunt imppm triginta septem discrete 
& pbi hoies iuxta ordinat in hiis iris nris patentib} content & declarat noiand^ eligend^ & 
assignand^ qui erunt & vocabunt' Gu^natores bono? possessionii & reuenconu lite Schole gramatioalis. 
Eegine Elizabeth in Boxford. Et ad munus & offic pdict bene & fidelitl exercenS & occupandT 
eligin^ noiamin' assignauim® & constituim^ ac p psentes eligim^ & constituim^ ditcos noft WiHm 
Waldegrave Senior militem, Wiftm Waldegrave Junior militem, Edwardum Coke Armifum Attornat^ 
ririn genal, Jofiem Payton Armigum, Thomam Clopton Armifum, Joliem Gurdon Armifum, Thomam 
Waldegrave senior Aimigum, Thomam Appleton Armigum, Thomam Kempe Armig'um; Stephaun 
Piend Armigum, WiHm Clopton Armigum & Bramptoun Gurdon Armigum, Thomam Waldegrave 
Junior, Edwardum Waldegrave, Isachum Appleton, JoRem Wintroppe, Adamu Wintroppe, & Joliem 
Hanham, Genosos, Joliem Knewstubb, Thomam Lovelt, Henr^ Sandf & Thomam Nicholson, Ciicos, 
Wiiim Doggett mercatorem, Joftem Brand Senior Clothier, Henr® Browne, Thomam Alston, JolienL 
Plampin & Thomam Lappache yeomen, Johem Snelling, Philippum Goshling, Lodouicum Kedbey, 
WiHm Brand Senior, Joliem Doggett, JoRem Jerrold, Jofiem Bond & Simonem Laughlin Clothiers. 
& Joliem Hopper yeoman fore & esse primos & modernos Gulinatores bono? possessionii & 
reuenconii dee libe Schole Eegine Elizabeth in Boxford ; continuand in eodem Officio duran® vitis- 
suis natural. Et vlPius concedim^ & ordinam^ qS ijdem Gubnatores & successores sui de cePo- 
imppm sint & erunt vnu corpus corpora? & politicum p idem noen GuBnato? bono? possessionii 
& reuenconii liBe Schole gramaticai Eegine Elizabeth in Boxford in Com Suff ppetius futur 
temporibs vocabunf. Et qS p idem noen sint & erunt psone hiles apt & in lege capac ad 
pquirend^ recipiend^ habend^ & possidend^ tarn bona & cataH qm mane? ter? ten prat pasc 
pastur reddit reScoes & ai hereditamen quecumq} sibi & successorib3 suis imppm . . . & p noft 
heredib3 & successoribs nris p psentes concedim^ ^fat Gubnato? bono? possessionii & reuenconii 
libe Schole Eegine Elizabeth in Boxford & successorib5 suis qS ipi de cePo imppm heant coe 
sigillum ad negocia sua & quamtt siue aliqin inde parcett tangen® sen conSnen^ dsserinf^. Et qdr 
jJdict Gubnato? & successores sui . . . plitare & impiitari psequi defendere & responderi possint. 
& valeant in omibj & singulis oausis querelis sect & accoib} quibuscumq} . . . coram quibuscumq} 
Judicibs & Justicia? in? hoc reginu Anglie. Et volum^ ac p psentes concedim^ . . . qS quandooumqj. 
contige? aliquem vel aliquos ^dcor modemo?, Gubnato? pantea in psentib} meuconat obire vel 
ab officio sua amoueri qS tiinc & totiens bene liceat & licebit reliquis dco? Gubnato? ad tunc 
supuiueri vel maiori parti eordem aliam idoneam psonam vel alias idoneas psonas timentes deum 
ac boni n5is & fame integ? ac existen plene etaP viginti & vnius annorf in locum siue locos 
sic morientis vel amoti eli^e & noiafe. Et hoc lociens quociens casus sic accidiP. Et vl?ius 
dedim^ & conoessim^ ^fat Gubnato? plenam potestatem appunctuand & eligend . . . vnii honestum 
liPat & discret virum existeii in artib} magrin ad minus fore Pedagogum libe Schole gramaticai 
fldict^ ac vnii pbum & idoneum virum fore Subpedagogum eiusdem Schole ... Ac p aliqua causa 
ronabili amouere depriuare & a loco ao offic suis ^dict expellere. Et qd dci Gubnato? facie 
ordinare & constituere possint bona, idonea & salub? statut tangeii eleccoem noiacoem depriuacoem 
direccoem <fe gubnacoem Pedagogi Subpedagogi & Scholastico? in Schola fdca existen^, acceiam 
gubnacoem & deposicOein bono? catallo? possessionii reuenconii eiusdem Schole ac omia alia 
necessaria. Concedim' pfac Gubnato? spalem & licitam auctoritatem fiend pquirend & possidend 
eis & eor successorib} ad sustentacoem Schole, mane? messuag ter? ten Recto? decimas & 
hereditameii quecumqs duinodo eadem in toto non excedant clarum annii valorem quadraginta librar 
p annii . . . Et volum' ac p psentes ordinam' qd omia exit oim p''dict trare & p'missorf disponant^ 
ad sustentaoeem eo?dem Schole &c. & non alit'' absq5 fine in hanapio &c. In cuius rei &c. 

T^ R_ apud Westm xxij die Maij. 



ill nf Ibilip O^ostlgit, 1626. 

I Phillippe Gostlyn of Groton the elder in the countie of Suff: clothier, doe ordaine and make 

-this my last will y° first daie of April 1626. I bequeath my sowle into the handes of Almightie 

god. I giue vnto the poore people of Groton sixe poundes, to be distrybuted at the pishe 

■churche, by twentye shillinges a year, vppon the first sondaye in Male. To Phillip Gostlyn my 

Sonne the howse he nowe dwelleth in called Notts, w''' all the lands nowe in his occupienge ; also 

Paynes and Longe Croft ; alsoe my tenem' called Goodwynes and Hesseth, w*'' all the lands ther 

■vnto belonginge ; alsoe one dyhowse abuttinge vppon Goodwynes ; alsoe one woode called Bulles 

"wood conteynnge nyne acres, to him and his heires forever. To Thomas Gostlyn my sonne the 

howse that he nowe dwelleth in, w*'' all the lands in his owne occupienge ; alsoe my tenem* that 

Steven Ockley nowe dwelleth in, w*^ all the lands in the occupacoii of the said Stephen ; alsoe the 

howse y' Peter Turner nowe dwelleth in w"' all y* lands ; alsoe twoe groves conteyning fowre 

acres ; alsoe one tenement, nowe in the occupacoii of Gridley, w**" apeece of land called Foxes ; to 

him and his heires forever. Vnto John Gostlyng my sonne my howse called Warrens, w"" the barne, 

stable, gardens ortchard and all the appurtenncs, nowe in y" occupacoii of William Kedby ; also 

my howse called Doves w*"*" the orchard now in the occupacoii of Charles Newton ; alsoe my 

meadowes that I bought of Peter Bull, and my lease of CoUines and Collins meadow, and my 

meadowe that I had by exchange of M"^ Winthrop ; also a tenem' called Homers, with the gardens, 

■orchards, and the land belonging, to him and to his heires forever. Provided always that my 

wife Jane Gostline shall have y" said tenement called Warrens w"" all the profits during her 

uaturall life. And my will is that my sonne Charles Newton, and my daughter Susan his wyfe 

•shall have Doves, where they nowe dwell, w"" the consent of the Lord, soe long as either of them 

shall lyve, paying therfor yerely vnto my sonne John Gostlyn fowre pound everie yeare. Alsoe my 

will is that my said sonne Charles Newton and Susan his wyfe shall occupie and enioye Homers 

•w*'^ the consent of the Lord, duringe the terme of twelfe yeres. Vnto Samuell Gostlyn my sonne 

my howse, now in y" occupacoii of John Gostlyn, and lands thereto belonginge, w* Burchly and 

Burchly meadowe, to him and his heires forever. My sonne John Gostlyn shall occupie said 

howF.e duringe the lyfe of my wyfe, payinge therfore tenne pounds for everie yere. Vnto Charles 

Newton my sonne & Susan his wyfe, my lease of Pitchers howse, w*-"" y" dyhowse, leadfatts, tilts 

l^andj wooduetts, all the tearme yet vuexpired. Also I give aH my goods unbequeathed vnto 

Phillippe and Thomas Gostlyn my twoe sonnes, and I doe ordaine my saide sonnes to be my exec®. 

I have here vnto sett my scale in the presence of John Winthrop, William Newton. Piobatum 

xxi° die Septembris 1626. Et coinissa fuit adf bonoru &c. Thome vni executori . . . 

Arch. Sudb. Liber " Pearle," fo. 622. 

ill of f bili|i (Hostliit, 1629. 

The fower and twentieth day of IFebmary, 1629, I Phillip Gostlin of Romford in the Countie 
of Essex, Clothier, considering the certainety of death, and the vncert/ainety of the tyme how soone 
or suddenly it raaye please God to call me, have therefore ordayned and made this my will, 
ffirst I doe commend my soule into the hands of AUmightie God, trusting through Christ's merritts 
that my sinnes are forgiven, and that at the last day I shall appeare amongst the holy elect 


children of God. And my body I comitt to the earth from whence it came, thither to be brought 
in that Christian forme of buryall as beoometh a playne man's corps. Item I give vnto Mary 
Gostlin my wife fower parcells of pasture or wood called Hekeses, conteyning twenty acres or more 
in the parish of Groton in the Countie of Suffolke, for life, and after her death to the issue of 
mee the said Phillip and Mary my wife. Alsoe I give unto Mary the goods that are in the 
George at Komford. Item I give vnto Phillip Gostlin my sonne one messuage or farm house- 
called Goodines and Hasetes conteyning thirtie two acres more or less. Alsoe my seale ringe w"*' 
was given me by my ffather. Item I give and bequeath to my sonne Steven Gostlin one pcell. 
of land called Balerds, and alsoe one hundred pounds to be paid him by his vncle Steven Cooke. 
More, I give vnto Mary my now wife all my bills and bonds. To the poore of Groton twenty 
shillings. Vnto the poore of the towne of Romford twentie shillings. Item I give to M' Mosse 
for a sermon at my fuuerall tenne shillings. Item I doe make my ffather ffish of Romford to 
be overseer of this my will. Item I doe make Mary my wife to be my whole executrix. And if 
it shall happen she the said Mary to die and leave noe issue of our two bodies then the 
said land formerly given shalbe equallie divided betweene my two sonnes, they paying to my 
wives sonne Richard Norris, tenne pounds. Rich: ffish Scrip: Probatum sexto die Decembris 1631 
Juramento Marie Gostlin Relicti et Executricis. P.C.C. 13.3 St. John. 

Ballards, Goodwyns and Hersents were the property of the second Adam Winthrop, temp. 
Edward the Sixth, and were holden of the Honour of Clare (see page 33). In 1604;, Philip' 
Gostlin of Groton, the testator's father, who had purchased Goodwyn's and Hersants of one Robert 
Dixon, sued Jasper Huggins, the husband of Dixon's widow, fnr recovery of the title deeds, under 
colour of which the Huggins had stripped the premises and even secretly sold them (James I. 
B. & A., G. 4. 73). The Chancery Bill is signed by the third Adam Winthrop, who was counsel 
for the plaintiff, and evidently won the case. 

fbomas dostUn of (BtoUn, 1612—1649. 

Thomas Gostlin, a Suffolk clothier, was married at Groton, 5 January, 1612, to Jane, second 
daughter of the third Adam Winthrop. The births of twelve children, which followed this union^ 
are recorded in the parish registers or the Winthrop Diary. Alice, the youngest, was baptised on 
the tenth of April, 1636. In a letter to his brother-in-law, John Winthrop, dated Groton, March 2, 
1639, Thomas Gostlin explains his reasons for not having carried out his purpose of emigrating to New 
England. At the outset his wife was indisposed to go, and now that she is willing their means will 
not admit of it. He adds "we have a great desyer to send you y" godson, o"^ soun John, to be 
imployed by you, & indeed we had sent him now but for want of moneys." There is no record, 
however, that John Gostlin came over, and he died in or before 1649, as appears by a letter from 
his father in that year to John Winthrop, Junr., in which occurs the following passage : — " We have 
lost many of o'' family since your departure' : my sonn Willis, my sonn John, my daughter Mary, 
my sonn Wolfe, — these are all gone. The Lord fit us for o"^ change ... My wife desyors to be 
remembered to you all. My cosen Stephen Winthrops wife also desyors to be remembered. She 

' This is since 1644, when John Winthrop, Jun., was last in England. 


hath bin w"" me above this halfe years. Her husband is in Wales. She laye in heere & hathe a 
:fine girle. My daughter Willis hath changed her name to Bretland. She is married into the 
north. She sent writings to y father concerning some estate she should have in Virginia. I praye 
doe what you can for her." 

Confirmatory of the above is a letter from Anne Willis about her claim to an estate in 
Yirginia, originally granted to William Willis, deceased, and then in the occupation of Justinian 
■Cooper. There is also a power of attorney, in which she is described as "Ann Willis of Chettle 
In the county of Dorset, widdowe of Nathaneall Willis deceased." A Zachariah Willis, presumably 
■a brother of her husband, joins in the power. 

One, at least, of the children of Thomas Gostlin and Jane Winthrop seems to have settled 
in America. In a letter from Mrs. Emmanuel Downing to her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Winthrop, 
"written from Salem in New England, without date, but probably in 1639, she says : — " I hear 
Margaret Gostlin and my Nan is a cotninge [from England], and nowe I shall be over mayded. I 
hear you want one : if you doe, I should be glad she might serv you till some of our children or 
seruants wear disposed of. She doth all the worst worke in her mothers howes and is very 
«ervisable." Margaret Gostlin would then have beeii about twenty years of age. She subsequently 
married . . . Heathcote. For an interesting letter from her in Antigua, June 27, 1665, see 
■"Massachusetts Historical Society's Proceedings," Series 2, vol. v. 

isttjamin dnstlin, 1 615—1 679. 

As told in the Winthrop correspondence, the story of Benjamin Gostlin, the honest sea-captain 
of the seventeenth century, is very characteristic of the times he lived in. Baptized at Groton 
on the 9th of May, 1615, the son of Thomas Gostlin and Jane Winthrop, his wife, he became a 
sailor whilst yet in his teens. Under date of March 1, 1635 (old style), Emmanuel Downing writes 
to John Winthrop, Jun., afterwards Governor of Connecticut, " Ben Gostlyn is like to prove a proper 
seaman. He is returned out of the Streights and gone to sea againe. His master useth him like 
a Sonne, and the youth would not change his course of life for any other. So soon as he shalbe 
out of his tyme, he intends to see New England." 

On the 6th of March, 1639 (1640), Benjamin Gostlin himself writes from London, to his 
■uncle, John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts, " I shold be verry gladd of some good occation 
to come to Newe England that I might injoy y' sweete society, but as yett I am in soe good 
imployment & in soe hopefull a waye that I shold be much blameable if I sbold thrust my selfe 
out of it , . . I have bin at home these 6 months, but am now bound for Bushia & from thence to 

Two months later (May 8, 1640) he writes his uncle again, saying he has been delayed, but 
■expects to sail in ten days. He sends as a present "a small rondlett of rise and 2 jarrs of oyle." 
The letter shows him to have been a religious man, with some interest in politics. " The Lord Ibe 
mercyfull unto us," he exclaims, " & turne the Kinge's hart, or else to this land, in my foolish 
judgement, is nothing to be expected but confushion," 


April 14, 1657, Colonel Stephen Winthrop, M.P., writes from London to his brother John in 
New England, "Cosin Ben Gostlin is come rinh & safe from the East Indye, but is goeinge 
thither againe." Stephen Winthrop died in the following year, and no later letter of his is 

Sept. 12, 1658, John Winthrop, Governor of Connecticut, writes his son, Fitz-John Winthrop, 
then a Lieutenant in Monk's army: — "There is a kinsman of ours, Capt. Gostlin, a captaine of a 
ship was last yeare at y« East Indies. If he be come home, enquire of his welfare, and of his 
father and mother and brothers and sisters. His father lived at Groton in Sufifolke, where your 
grandfather Winthrop and we lived. His mother was your grandfather Winthrop's owne sister. 
I should be glad to heare of them all. If you are in Scotland, your Aunt Downing, I believe, 
knoweth them all. His name is Capt. Benjamin Gostlin. He liveth, I suppose, about Eatoliffe, or 
thereabouts. Every merchant or sea capt: upon the Exchange knoweth him and can tell where 
he is." 

June 29, 1604, Benjamin Gostlin writes Captain Fitz-John Winthrop (both being then in 
London) "My body is so bruised with a blow y' I reced from a horse y* I am incapeable of 
mountinge the guard this daye ; therefore request yon to doe it for me, and I shall send you a 
horse, with all things requiset, by this boy, to be reddy in the millitary grounde by 2 of the elk. 
If you can borrow a bufif cote, it will be better than if I send mine, because mine will be too 
shorte." Fitz-John Winthrop's regiment had recently been disbanded, which accounts for his being 
without a horse and uniform. 

Nov. 25, 1661, the widow of Emmanuel Downing writes from East Hatley in Cambridgeshire 
to her nephew, John Winthrop, then in London as Agent for Connecticut, " I am sorry to hear of 
my nephew and neece Gostlin's sickness. Quarterns are not civille agues : they will out tarry 
their wellcome. I pray, if opertunity present, my servis to my deare sister and them all : I doubt 
not of her much joy to see you ; and to Collonell Winthrops wyfe when you see her." The persons 
here referred to are Benjamin Gostlin, his wife, and his mother, Jane Gostlin (born Winthrop), the 
writer's sister. 

Feb. 15, 1663 (1664), Mrs. Emmanuel Downing writes from East Hatley to John Winthrop, 
Governor of Connecticut : — My son Peters wrote mee word latley that not long since hee had seen 
Captaine Gozlin, & y' my nephew had lately made a purchase of an hundred pounds p' Ah. neer 
Groton ; y' hee & his wife & children were purposed to go and live in that, & that my sister and 
one of her daughters should continue in his house where he now lives at Stratford." It would 
appear from this that Thomas Gostlin, the Captain's father, had been some time dead, and that 
Jane Gostlin, his mother, was not living at Groton, but in her son's house, probably at Stratford 
Langthome in Essex. For we learn from a Fine, made in Easter term, 1657, that the latter had 
bought, some six years before, three messuages, eight cottages, a barn, two gardens and nineteen 
acres of land in the adjoining township of West Ham, of which Stratford Langthome is a well- 
known hamlet. The Fine of the purchase of the property in Groton, the place of his birth and 
early associations, will be given hereafter. 

Feb. 8, 1667 (1668). Captain Eobert Morris, variously styled "mariner" and "merchant," 
writes John Winthrop in New England about some brood mares for a plantation in Maryland. He 
adds, "If you charge bills, I live where you knowe, in Eadcliffe over against the stone taverns. 
Brother Gostlin was verry ill when I wont from home, and his good wife is dead, and I fear the 


children will not find him to have so great an estate as wos thought for. All men , that he hath 
to doe with cheate him." The " brother Gostlin " here referred to must have been Benjamin, who 
may have married a sister of the writer. 

Oct. 6, 1679, was proved the will (P.C.C. 129 King), dated Oct. 31, 1672, of "Benjamin 
Gostlin of Leigh in the County of Essex, mariner." He devises to his son, Thomas Gostlin, all his 
lands, free or copyhold, in Groton and Kersey in the County of Suffolke. To his daughter Judith, 
wife of Zachary Gellum, his house in Moorefields in the County of Middlesex. Said Judith to b& 
residuary legatee and sole executrix. There can hardly be a doubt that this was the " cousin 
Ben Gostlin" of the Winthrop papers. 

Jine. inrtljase of lanlia in Proton, 1665. 

Hec est finalis Concordia fca in Cur Dni Kegis apud Westm' a die sci Micfiis in tres 
septimanas anno regno? Caroli sefii Dei gra Angi Scocie ffranc & Hibnie Eegis fidei defens &c. 
a conqC quinto decimo Coram Orlando Bridgeman, Kobto Hyde, Thoma Tirrell & Samuele Browne, 
Justic & alijs Dni Eegis fidelibj. tunc ibi ^sentibj Int Beniaminu Gostlin genosum quer et Jo6em 
Browne & Mariam vx'em eius defor'c de septem mesuagiis tribs gardinis triba pomar viginti <fc quatuor 
acris Ire quatuordecim aoris prati & quatuor aoris pasture cum ptin in Boxford & Groton. Vnde 
plitm conuencois sum fuit int eos in eadem Cur. Scilt qd ^dci Johes & Maria recogn ^dca 
ten cum ptiii esse ius ipius Beniamini vt ill que idem Beniaminus het de dono ^deof Jofiis & 
Marie et ill remise? & quiet clam de ipis Johe & Maria & hered suis ^dco Beniamino & hereSs 
suis imppm. Et ^te'ea ijdem Johes & Maria concesser p se & hereS ipius Joliis qd ipi Warant 
^dco Beniamino & hered suis ^dca ten cum ptin cont* fdoos Jofeem & Marian & hered ipius Jofiis 
imppm. Et p hac recogii remissione quietclam Warant line & concordia idem Beniaminus dedit 
^dcis Jofii & Marie centum libras sterlingorf. SufF. Feet of Fines. Mich. 1663. Suff. 

ill 0l Hobn (Boatlin, 1645. 

The thirteenth day of ffebruary 1645, in the one and twentieth yeare of o'' Soveraign Lord, 
King Charles &c. I John Gostlyn of Mounoks Eleigh in the countie of SuiFolke, yeoman, make 
my last will and testament. To the poore people of Moncks Eleigh forty shillings, to be paid 
into the hands of George Day and my brother George Chaplyn. To my two brothers, Thomas 
Gostly [sic] and Jeremy Gostlyn, twenty shillings a piece. To my brother Phillipp Gostlyn tenn 
shillings. To my sister Bridgett Meadowes widow five shillings. My meadow called Skippes 
Crosse Meadow to John Gostlyn my Kinsman, sonne of my brother Thomas Gostlyn aforesaid, 
and to his heires for ever, presently after the decease of Elizabeth my wife. My lease of 
Moncks Eleigh Hall w"" a water myll, and all the land contayned in one payre of Indentures 
granted by Thomas Cropley, gent, to my wife aforesaid. To my said wife all my goods, readie 
money, bonds, househould stufife whatsoever. I nominate [her] sole executrix. Sealed and sub- 
scribed in the jpnce of vs, John Chaplyn, George Chaplyn and Thomas Andrews. Probatum 15 
Aprilis 1646 juramento Elizabethoe Gostlyn relictoe. 

The marriage of a Jeremy Gostling and Mary Usher is recorded in the Kegisters of 
Groton 16 April 1672. 



(io0tlitt of (Sroton* 

. . . Kedbie, 1st hu3-= 
band, probably Lewis 
Kedby, one of the feof- 
fees of Boxford School 
in 1596. 

Jane Kedbie, widow, married at= 
Groton to Philip Gostlin, 19 Nov. 
1616. Her will nuncupative Arch. 
Sudb, 1 July 1637, was proved 
next day by Lewis Kedby, her son. 

Philip Gostlin of Groton, co. Suffolk, clothier. 'Wm= 
Arch. Sudb. 1 April 1626 ; proved 21 Sept. 1626 ; 
Bought Goodwyns and Hessetts and other lands in 
Groton ; buried there 27 May 1626. Co-founder of 
Boxford Grammar School, 1595. 

Alice, named in the 
Groton Parish Reg- 
isters from 1578 to 

Lewis Kedby,= 
sole heir to his 
mother, 1637. 

Joseph Kedby, 
bapt. 21 Sept. 
throp's Diary. 

3. John Gostlin, 
to whom his fa- 
ther left War- 
rens, Doves and 
Homers in Gro- 
ton, 1626 ; bap- 
tized there 2 
April, 15S2. 


Susan Gostlin, bapt. at Groton, 
22 Jan. 1580 ; wife of Charles 
Newton in 1626. 

Charles Newton, stated in a letter 
of Forthe Winthrop to his brother, 
John Winthrop, 17 April 1623, to 
havegonetoCambridgein that year. 

4. Samuel Gostlin, bapt. at=f Joane 
Groton, 6 Nov. 1594 ; witness 
1620 to the first will of John 
Winthrop, who describes him 
in a letter, 12 Aug. 1623, as 
then on a journey to Ireland. 

Thomas Gostlin, bapt. at Groton, 
29 Aug. 1630. 


Margaret, bapt. 1578. 

Margery, bapt. 1590. 

Anne, bapt. 1593. 

I Joseph, bapt. 1595 ; 
buried 1597. 

Marye, bapt. 1598. 

2. Thomas Gost-= 
lin of Groton, 
<;lothier, bap- 
tized there 2 
March 1588 ; 
married 5 Jan. 
1612 ; living 

Anna, bapt. at 
Groton, 5 Oct. 
1613 ; m. 1st 
Nathaniel Wil- 
lis, 2d ... Bret- 
land of the 

Jane, dau. of Adam 
Winthrop of Groton. 
sister of John Win- 
throp, Governor of Mas- 
sachusetts ; living 15 
Feb.l663,and described 
in her sister Downing's 
letter as then of Strat- 
ford, and residing with 
Benjn. Gostlin, her sou. 

Nor-=f=Mary, last wife of Philip^Margaret Blom-= 

ris, for- Gostlin, after whose death field, widow, 2d 

mer hus- she married " one whose wife ; mar. at 

band. lands were worth seven Groton, 8 Sept. 

score pounds a year." So in 1617; buried 

letter of Thomas Gostlin, there 3 Nov. 

11 June 1633. 1623 ; named in 

I — ' Adam Winthrop's 

Richard Norris, devisee 1629 Diary. 
of his stejjfather Gostlin. 

■1. Philip Gostlin of= 
Romford, co. Essex, 
clothier; bapt. at Gro- 
ton 18 Dec. 1586 ; Will 
P.C.C, 133 St. John, 
24 Feb. 1629 ; inher- 
ited Goodwyn's and 
Hessets in Groton ; 
son-in-law to. ..Fish 
of Romford. 

Anne, 1st wife 
1614 ; died in 
childbed 27 
March 1617. 
Adam Win- 
throp's Diary. 

Jane, born Margaret,bapt. 
10 Feb. at Groton, 6 
1616. June, 1619 : 

Winthrop married . . . 
Diary. Heathcote and 

had issue. Liv- 
ing in Antigua, 


Martha Gostlin. 

Mary, bapt. Lucy, bapt. at 

at Groton, 9 Groton, 14 May 

Sept. 1621. 1626. 
Winthrop — 

Diary. Died Sarah, bapt. at ril, 1636. 

before 1649. Groton, 3 Aug. 

Alice, bapt, at 
Groton, 10 Ap- 

Philip Gost- 
lin, bapt. at 
Groton, 13 
Sept. 1614 ; 
living 1629. 

Stephen Go8t-=^Ellcn 

lin, bapt. at Gro- Frost , 

ton. 17 March mar- 

1616 ; living ried at 

1639 ; had un- Groton 

cle, Stephen 7 June 

Cooke. 1638. 

Benjamin Gostlin, a sea captain ; bapt.=f= 
at Groton, 9 May 1615 ; bought lands. &c. 
at West Ham, 1657, and at Groton, 1663. 
Made will at Leigh, co. Essex, P.C.C. 129 
King, 31 Oct. 1672 ; probate 6 Oct. 1679. 

Stephen Gostlin, 
bom 16 March 
1617. Winthrop 

Thomas Gostlin, 
bapt. at Groton, 
15 Nov. 1633. 

John Gostlin, bapt. at 
Groton, 18 Jan. 1623 ; 
died in or before 1649; 
godson to Governor 
John Winthrop. 


Stephen Gost- 
lin, bapt. at 
Groton, 28 
Oct. 1639. 

Thomas Gostlin, named in his father's will, 1679 ; 
lands in Groton by Fine, 28 Charles II. 


Judith Gostlin, named, with her=Zachary Gellum. 
husband, in her father's will. 

Bobjnmg of Jpstoicj), 

Jlrmorial fB^artngs. 

In his collections towards a pedigree of the Downings of East Hatley, Le Neve ("Baronets," 
vol. III., p. 128, College of Arms) states that "Godfrey Downing of the County of the City 
of Norwich " bore " Barry of 10 arg. and vert. ; over all a grififba segreant volant or." 

Armorial seals of Emmanuel Downing, his wife, Lucy, and their son, Sir George Downing, (of 
which fac-similes have been published by the Massachusetts Historical Society), establish the fact that 
they used the arms attributed to this Godfrey Downing by Le Neve. 

The arms of Downing of Norfolk, as given in the Visitations of that county, " Harl. MS." No. 
1552, fo. 219'', were, Barry of eight, argent and vert., a gryphon segreant or. : and the Crest, An 
arm, embowed, habited in mail proper, tied round the wrist with a riband or, and holding in the 
hand an arrow argent, barbed and flighted gold. These arms were used by the two Calibut 
Downings, father and son, in 1613. 

The precise relationship between the Norfolk and Suffolk Downings, however, has not yet 
been ascertained, and has been the subject of much misconception and misstatement. The sixth 
volume of the Fourth Series of the " Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections " contains iifty-six 
letters of Emmanuel Downing and four of Sir George Downing. The first volume of the Fifth Series 
of the said " Collections " contains an additional letter of Emmanuel Downing, forty-two letters of his 
second wife (Lucy Winthrop), one of his daughter Mary, two of his daughter Martha, one of his 
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Joshua Downing, and three of her husband, one letter of the Eev. Joseph 
Downing, brother of Emmanuel, and three of Charles Downing, grandson of Emmanuel. 

Letters to or from Emmanuel Downing and his brother Joshua are also to be found in the 
first volume of the " Life and Letters of John Winthrop ; " while in the second of the volumes of 
" Historical Collections " already cited, and partly in the ninth volume of the Third Series, are 
nineteen letters of Francis Kirby (husband of Susanna Downing), which abound in references to his 
wife's family. 

The pedigree of Downing of Ipswich and of Gamlingay, co. Cambridge, which will be found 
a page or two further on, is based upon probate and parish records, and upon the very numerous 
Downing letters just referred to, collated with Le Neve's Downing pedigree in the College of Arms. 


till of §mg£ Infoning, 1561. 

George Downing of Becfeles in the Countye of Suffolk, 15 Dec. 1561. To Cicely my wife 
two howses wherein I dwell in Beccles, for the terme of her life ; and after her decease to 
Barnabe Downing my sonne, at his age of five and twenty yeares, <fe his heires male : failing such 
issue to .lohn Downing my sonne when twenty five, George Downing my sonne, Wil'iam Downing my 
Sonne, in order of entail : and failing such issue of my sonnes, to the next heir male of me. To 
Margaret Downing my daughter xx'* when twenty one To John Downing my sonne xx". John and 
George my sonnes to go the grammer schole, and then to the Universitie of Cambridge. To Barnaby 
Downing my sonne lxxx". My cosen Robert Downing of All Saints in ^outh Elmham. Probat. 
26 June 1564 jur Ceciliae Downing relc. et executric. Cur. Preerog. Cant. 20 Stevenson. 

lill of (BtovQZ lohimng, 1611. 

George Downynge of Ipswiche, Scholemaster. Firste I commytt my sowle to my blessed 
Saviour Christe Jesus, who hath redemed it with his precious bloudd. And my Bodye I comytt 
to Christian Buryall with assured psuation that he will rayse it upp at y" laste daye from death to 
eternal lyfe, because he dyed for it, and rose againe to iustifie it. 

As for the seate & staye of myne howse, landes, goods and movables I give full aucthoritie 
to Susan Downynge, Nahomie Downynge and Abigale Downynge, my three daughters, to sell my 
howse and tenements with the gardanis, orchardes and all that doeth belonge therto, with the 
welles Passages by both the back gates, to the value of eight skoare and tenn powndes. 

All the rest of my goodes to my foresaid three daughters to be equally devyded amongst 
themselves. I give my three daughters the lease of the howse I now dwell in, being called the 
white Friars, being the Free howld of William Hill of London Merchaunt, whereof there is Fower 
powndes a yeare will aryse cleare, the Rente beinge paide. 

I give unto Joseph Downinge all my bookes at home and at Cambridge, saving my twoo 
houshold bybles with tenne of my cheii bookes at home, whiche I will give my three daughters. 

I give Nahomie my danske cheste whiche standethe in the somm® plour uppon the daunsk cheste. 

I will and give full aucthoritie to my three daughters to receive and paye all my debtes, 
and whatsoever is left shalbe therse. I haue made my three daughters, Susan, Nahomie and 
AbyguU my sole and only executrix; this xvi]^^ of Januarie Anno Dni 1611. 

Proved at Ipswich 3 October 1611 & Administration granted to Naomie one of the daughters. 

till of iiatljamd lolumng, 1616. 

Nathaniel Downeinge of London, gentleman, 7 May 1616. To be buried in the parish church 
of S' Dionis Backchurch, or else where it shall please my executrix. To my brother Joseph 
Downeinge, now dwellinge in Ipswich, twenty poimds. To my sister Abigail Goade, wife of John 
Goade, skinner, and to their sonne, John Goade. To my sister Susanna Kirby, wife of John Kirby, 
skinner. To my mother in lawe Mary Cellyn, widow, tenn pounds and the Hope Ringe which was my 
mother's. To my brother Joshua Downeinge the seal ring of gold I do wear on my hand. To my 
brother Emanuel Downeing the like ring of gold of the same valae and fashion. Residue to Margaret 
my wife whom I make sole executrix. Whereas I am now seized in fee of the late dissolved monastery 
of the Fryers Carmelites, or the Whiteffryers in Ipswich, I give this to the said Margaret my wife 
and to her heires for ever. Probat. 14 May 1616 juramento Margareti Downeinge relict dcT defunct. 

Cur. Prcerog. Cant. 48 Cope. 


Mill of ^ir (Bmt^t ffi0tetng, 1685. 

Sir George Downing of East Hatley, co. Cambridge, Knight and Baronet, 24 Aug. 1683. My 
body to be interred in the vault which I have made under the chancel at Croyden in the county 
of Cambridge, by the body of my wife Frances Downing. To my sons, George Downing Esq', and 
William Downing. House in or near King Street, in the city of Westminster, lately called 
Hampden House, which I hold by lease from the Crown, and Peacock Court, which I hold of the 
Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster ; all which are now demolished and rebuilt or 
rebiiilding, and called Downing Street, to Edward Viscount Morpeth and Sir Henry Pickering, 
llaronet, my son in law, in trust, as also my houses in St. James's Park. To my sons Charles and 
William Downing and my daughters Lucy, Mary and Anne Downing at their ages of twenty one 
years or day of marriage. To my dear daughter Frances Cotton the guardianship of said Lucy, 
Mary and Anne. To Francis, John and Thomas Cotton, children of said Frances, and to Elizabeth 
and Frances Pickering, the two daughters of my daughter Pickering, deceased. To my nephew 
John Peters, niece Lucy Spicer, nephew Joshua Downing, and to M' Edmund WoodrofFe, one of my 
Clerks in my office in the Exchequer. A Codicil dated 7 July 1684. Probate 19 July 1684, 

Cur. Prserog. Court. 139 Hare. 

ill of Wix (Btax^t ^ofoning, 1717. 

Sir George Downing of Gamlingay Park co. Cambridge, Baronet, 20 Dec. 1717. My Manors, 
lands &c. in the counties of Cambridge, Bedford and Suffolk to James, Earl of Salisbury, Charles, Earl 
of Carlisle, Nicholas Lechmere Esq., John Pedley Esq. and Eobert PuUyn Esq. to hold upon sucli 
uses as are after declared. To the use, namely, of my cousin Jacob Garret Downing, son and heir 
apparent of my uncle Charles Downing of the parish of St. Andrew Holborn co. Middlesex Esq. and 
after his death to the heires male of the body of the said Jacob Garret Downing. And for default 
of such issue to the heirs male of the body of the said Charles Downing. And for default of such 
to the use of Thomas Barnardiston, son and heir apparent of my Aunt Barnardiston (wife of Thomas 
Barnardiston of Bury St. Edmunds Esq.) and to the heirs male of his body. Failing such to the 
heirs male of the body of my said Auut Barnardiston. And for default of such issue, to the use 
of my cousin Charles Peters, now or late of the University of Oxford & the heires male of 
his body. And for default of such, to the use and behoof of my cousin John Peters, now , or 
late of the said Universitie, brother of the said Charles Peters and to his heirs male of his body. 
And for default of such issue, to use of the said James, Earl of Salisbury &c. in trust, that out of 
the issues of said premises they purchase ground within the town of Cambridge, and erect a colledge 
which shall be called by the name of Downing College. A Charter Royall shall be obtained, and 
Fellowes, SchoUars, Members (fee. maintained and therein shall be taught such useful learning as 
my said trustees (with the consent of the most Reverend the Archbishops of Canterbury and York 
and the Masters of St. Johns College and Clare Hall) shall direct and appoint. Provided allwaies 
that if the said lands shall come to be vested in any male person whose surname shall not be 
Downing, such person shall take the sirname of Downing only. My personal estate I give unto my 
said cousin Jacob Garet Downing, whom I do hereby ordein sole ex'"' of this will. 

From the original, penes M''^ Barmby of Yoxford, A° 1845, copied by Davy. Add. MS. 19, 127, fo. 122. 

The transcript, with probate 13 June 1749, is entered in the Prerogative Court, 179 Lisle. 



JBotoninB of (gamlingag* 

George Downing of Beooles, oo. Suffolk ; Will P.C.C. 20 Stevenson, 15 Dec. 1661 
June 1564. George Downing, his son, to go to school and university. 


ing, living 1561 
but probably 
under age. 


2. John Downing, 
2d son, to go to 
school and univer- 
sity, 1561. 

probate 26=rCicely, named 1561 in her husband's 

I will which she proved 1564. 
, 1 , 

under age 

3. George Downing, Master of the Grammar= 
School, Ipswich, 1607-10. Entered Queen's 
Coll. Cambr. 1569 ; Will Arch. Suff. 14 Jan. 
1610; proved 3 his daughter Nahomie, 

Nathaniel Downing of London,^Margaret, da. of D''=Edward Rey 

Gent., bapt. at St. Mary-at-Tower, 
Ipswich. 1587; Will P.f!.C.48Cope, 
7May 1616; probate 14 May to bro- 
thers Emmanuel and Joseph. Ob. 
s.p. To be buried in St. Dionis 
Back-church, London ; Isthusbd. ; 
married 6 May 1613. 

Selyne or Cellyn, 
French Physician ; 
her husband Down- 
ing left her the White 
Friars in Ipswich 

nolds of London, 
merch', 2d hus- 
band ; Will 28 
March 1618 ; 
probate 9 April 
the same year. 

Susanna, wife of 
Francis Kirby of 
London, whose let- 
ters in the Mnss. Hist. 
OUI,., Series 3, vol, ix. 
and Series 4, vol. vii., 
refer frequently to 
theDownings. Istda. 

. . . ? da. of Bel- 
lamy ; bur. at St. 
Lawrence, Ipswich, 


4. William 
Downing, 4th 
son; living 1561. 

2. Nahomi, 2d da. 1611. 
Benjamin, bapt. 1593. 
Anne, bapt. Mar. 1595. 
Elnathan, bur. 1609. 

3. Abigail, 3d 
da., wife of 
John Goade 
of London, 
Merch', and 
had issue. 

Anne, da. of 
James Ware of 
Dublin, K'.byMary 
da. of Ambrose 
Brydou of Bury 
St. Edmunds ; sis- 
ter of Sir Ja^ Ware, 
the Irish Anti- 
quary ; 1st w. 

James Downing went 
to New England, 1640; 
stated to have lived at 
Ipswich, Mass., and to 
have left issue. 

Sir=f=Emmanuel Downing of the Inner= 
Temple, Gent. ; bap. at St. Lawrence, 
Ipswich, 12 Aug. 1585 ; one of the 
most active men in the Massa- 
chusetts Colony ; of Salem, N.E. 
1638-1654 ; previously of London 
and Dublin ; later of London and 
Edinburgh, where he died circa, 

— I 
went to 
1633; liv- 
ing 1638. 

Mary, eld. da. went to 
NewEng.1633; Istw. 
of Anthony Stoddard 
of Boston; d. 16 June 
1 647,leaving issue. 

1. Lucy, m. circa 1649 Wm. Nor- Dorcas, b. atSa- 

ton of Ipswich, Mass. and had lem ; probably 

issue inter cd. Rev. John Norton of d. young. 
Hingham ; she died 5 Feb. 1698. 

Lucy, da. of Adam 
Winthrop, Ksq., sis- 
terof John Winthrop, 
Governor of Massa- 
chusetts ; b 9 Jan. 
1600 ; mar. at Gro- 
ton, Suffolk, 10 Apr. 
1622 ; d. 19 April 
1679, 2d w. 

Joseph Downing, 
Rector of St. Ste- 
phens, Ipswich, in 
1626 ; of Layer Mar- 
ney, co. Essex, 1628; 
cited 1635 before 
Court of High Com- 
mission, =j= 

1 , — 

Joshua Downing=^Grace, sister 

of Chatham, Kent, 
one of the Com- 
missioners of the 
Navy and J. P. for 
Kent ; Will 1 Jan. 
1629; probt 26 

of Kenrick 
Edisbury of 
Surveyor of 
the Navy. 


Abigail, bapt. 

Samuel, bapt. 

Rebecca, bapt. 
1623 ; bur, at Ips- 
wich 1625. 

Dorcas, bapt. 1626. 

Joshua Downing, un- 
der age 1629 ; ob. unm. 
1634 ; Adm. 23 May 
1634 to Martha Edis- 
bury, his sister. 

Martha, only da. ; hr. 
to her brother ; mar. 
John Edisbury, eld. b. 
of Kenrick Edisbury,, 
her uncle. 

Anne, bapt. at St. Brides, Fleet St., 1 2 April 
1633 ; m. 1st 1656 Capt. Joseph Gardner 
who was killed in King Philip's war ; and 2d 
1676 Simon Bradstreet, Gov. of M 
chusetts, 2d w. ; she d. s.p. 1713. 

3. Martha mar. circa 1659 Capt. 
Peters and had issue a son John 
Peters and a da., Lucy Spicer, 
devisees of their uncle. Sir G. 

Sir George Downing of East Hatley and Gam-" 
lingay, co. Cambr. ; b. in Dublin circi 1624 ; 
educated in New Eng., A.B. Harvard 1644 ; 
Scout-Master General of the Pari. Army ; Min- 
ister to Holland under Cromwell and Chas, II. ; 
Sec. to the Treasury, &c. ; cr. Baronet 1663 ; 
WiU P.C.C. 139 Hare, 24 Aug. 1683 ; prob. 19 
Julyl684; refers tobuildingof DowningStreet, 
Westminster. Bur. in Croyden Ch. Cambr. 

=Frances, 4th da. 
of Sir Wm. 
Howard and 
sister of Charles, Earl of Car- 
lisle ; d. before 
1683 ; bur. in 

Joshua, bapt. at St. 
Brides, Fleet St., 1627; 
at Harbadoes 1648 ; 
Collector ai Glasgow 
1658 ; m. circa 1657 ; 
supposed father of 
Joshua Downing, ne- 
phew to Sir George 
Downing 1683. 

Robert Downing, 
bapt. at St. Brides, 
Fleet St., 24 Mar. 
162| ; at Colchester 
July 1646 ; living 

Adam, d. young. 

John Downing, bapt. 
at Salem 1 Mar. 1640 ; 
stated to have been of 
Nevis, and to have d. 
at Boston 1694 leaving 
a son Nathaniel ; of this 
no proof. 

1. Frances, mar. to 3. Lucy, mar. to Sir 
John Cotton, Esq., son Richard Bulkley of 
and heir of Sir John Oldbaron in Ire- 
Cotton, Bart. Xc Neve, land, Bart. Le 
She ob. 1681, leaving Neve. Mar. 1685. 
issue. Climb. Vistn. Davy. 

2 Philadelphia, mar. in West- 
minster Abbey to Sir Henry 
Pickering of Whaddon, co. 
Camb., Bart. Le Neve. She 
ob. 8 Mar. 1676. Daty. 

5. Anne, unm. 1693, LeNeve. 2.WilliamDowning, 2dson ; 

Mar. Francis Pengelly of b. 1663; "num. 1693," Le 

Whitchurch, com. Devon, Neve. Ob. s.p. ; bur. at 

Esq. She ob. 23 Nov. St. James' Ch., Bury St. 

1702. M.I. in Whitchurch Edmunds, 25 July 1704. 

1. Sir George Downing of= 
Gamhngay, co. Cambr. 2d 
Bart. One of the Tellers 
of Exchequer till King 
James left England. Le 
Neve. Died 1711. 

=Katherine, da. of 
Cecil, Earl of 
Salisbury. She 
died circa 1688. Le 

3. Charles Downing, 3d son,- 
of Bury St. Edmunds " un- 
mar. 1693," Le Neve; m. be- 
fore 1696. Comptroller of 
the Customs. Lands at Salem, 
N.E. ; d. 15 Ap. 1740. 

=Sarah, da. and coh. of Jacob 
Garrad, Esq., s. and h of Sir 
Thos. Garrad of Langford, Bart. 
LeNeve. She d. 20 Oct. 1742, 
ast. 63 ; bur at St. James, Bury 
St. Edmunds. 

Mary Downing " unmar. 
1693," Le Neve; m. 
Thomas Barnardiston, 
Esq. of Bury St. Ed- 
monds ; d. 1728, jEt. 57. 

SirGeorgeDowningof Gam-=Mary, da, of Sir 

lingay, 3rd Bait., 8 years Wm.Forester.Knt. 

old 1693, Le Seve ; MP. for of the Green Cloth; 

Dunwich. By wOl proved separated from 

1749 he founded Downing husb. by Act of 

Coll. Cambridge, failing is- Pari.. Le Neve. 

sue of his near kindred ; Bur. 2 Aug. 1734, 

ob. s.p. *t Hampton. 

Sarah Down- 
ing, a child, 
bur. at St. 
James, Bury 
St. Edmunds, 
11 Mar. 1706. 

Sir Jacob Garrard=Margaret, da. of=Admiral Sir 

Downing, 4th Bart., 
only son ; M.P. for 
Dunwich ; mar. 17 
May 1750 ; d. 6 Feb. 
1764 s p. ; cousin and 
heir to Sir George 

the Rev. 
Price curate at 
Barrington ; d, 
18 Sept. 1778; 
bur. at Croyden, 
Cambr., s.p. 

Geo, Bowyer, 
Bart., 2d hus- 
band ; mar. at 
Putney, Nov. 11 
1768; ob. 6 Deo. 

Thos. Barnar- 
diston, Esq.. 
Sergt.-at-Law ; 
hr. presumptive 
to Sir G. Down- 
ing ; ob. s.p. 


?|tUe!S of ^oUom 

ill of John filka of lonboit, 1579. 

25 Marche 1579. John Hilles Citizen and Skynner of London. To be buried in the churche 
of St. Mary Newington in the Countie of Surrye where I now lye sick. To Anne my wife whome 
I make full executrix all the new rentts in the parrishe of St. Saviours Sowthwark and for so beinge 
tyme as the lease of my howse in Cornehill shall continue, revertion to Rowlande Eayelton my 
Sonne. My howse at Newington to my sonne Rowlande and to Tomasyn his wief. To William 
Stanton my wives sonne twentie poundes and a silver bowle. To Peter Hilles my brother dwelling 
in Assenton in Suffolk my farme in Meapom in Kentt payeing vnto his children tenn poundes a 
peece being three daughters and ij sonnes, and after the decease of my said brother Peter to Willrn) 
Hilles his sonne and heire to hym and his heyres for ever. To Johan Huntt my sister sonnes 
daughter the fower houses that are my tenements in Kent Streete and the three bowses tenements 
in Newington Towne she to pay hir uncle Abraham Drayner the whole rentt for the first yere. To 
M'' Bateman for my funerall sermon xx^. My wife full executrix and hir two sonnes Rowlande and 
Willm to be her overseers. Probate 24 April 1579 Agnets, relce & ex^ 

Cur. Prserog. Cant. 1 5 Bakon. 

ill of mmiam filks of folton, 1597- 

I Wiftm Hilles of Holton in the Countye of Suffolk, yeoman, . . . giue to my two daughters 
.ToRne Hilles & Elizabeth Hilles all those my free lands in Meapim in the county of Kent now iu 
the occupation of Martyne Blisse to them and to their heirs for ever. To Jotine my wiefif my lease 
and ferme in Holton Hall, also all moueable goods now upon ferme ... To William my sonne fortye 
pounds at age of foure & twentye. To Jofene my dau' thirtye poundes at one & twentye. To 
Elizabeth my dau"^ thirtye pounds at one & twentye. If any of my children die before legacies 
become due, survivors to share equally. To Joane my wieff all household stuff & other goods, whom 
I appoint executrix ; she to enter into a bond before probate of will within two months to discharge 
debts unto Peter Hilles my father & John Browne my brother in law. To the said John Browne" 
five pounds. Bequests to Eobt. Snelling, Edmund Barker, John Gosnold, Widdowe Bunnett, Thomas 
Pell, Widdowe Newman, Thos. Willes, Widdow Buirkes ; to every one lyke portions. To Elizabeth 
Neale & Margrett Shoppe my servants eyther of them x'. Witnesses William Hilles, Adam Winthrop, 
William Smith, Peter Hilles. Probate at Ipswich, Sept. 20"' 1597. Archdeaconry of Suffolk. 


ill of Jnait filba of foltou, 1597- 

In the name of God Amen. The ffifte daye of SeptemV An" Dfii one thowsand fyve hundreth 
nynetye seaven, and in the nyne and thirtye yere of the Reygne of oj Sovereigne Ladye Queene 
Elizabethe, I Johane Hilles, latelye the wief of Willm Hilles of Holton in the Cownty of Suif. 
deceased and executrix of the last will and testament of my sayd housband, the w"'' will and 
testament I doe alowe and have put in execution by administring of the goodes and oattells of my 
sayd late housband, not w^'standing I have not prowed the same according to the Lawes Ecclesias- 
ticall of this Eelme, being nowe visited w' sicknes, not knowing howe soone the Lord will take me 
out of this lief, doe therefore make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner and 
forme fFollowing. ffirst I comend my sowle to god the father, god the sone and god the holye 
ghost, in whose name I was baptised, and by whose onelye mercye through the Death and passion 
of my Lord and saviour Jhesus Christ I hope to be saved, ffirst and before all thinges I will and 
my mynd is that all such debtes and duties w"^*" I or my sayd late housband doe or did owe to anye 
pson or psons be trulye payd and discharged, and lykewise that all such guiftes, bequestes and 
legacies contayned and gyven in my sayd late housbands last will and testament be faythfullye and 
dulye pformed and fuUfilled according to the true intent and meaning thereof. Item I gyve vnto 
Joane and Elisabeth my two daughters and to evarye one of them Thirtye pownds of Lawfull 
Englishe monye to be payd to them or to the suruivour of them at the daye of ther severall 
marryages, or at there severall ages of xxi yeres if they be not marryed before they come to that 
age. Item gyve to Willm Hilles my sone ffortye powndes of lawfull Englishe monye to be payd to 
him at the age of xxi yeres. And if it shall happen anye of my sayd children to dye before his 
or her legacye be due to be payd, that then the survivor of them shall have the portion or portions 
of him or her so deceasing. Item I give to my sayd two dawghters all my lynnen and pewter to 
be delyvered to my Sister Weston for there vse vntill they come to ther severall ages of xxi yeres 
and then to be devyded equiallye betwen them. Also I gyve vnto my sayd dawghters two of my 
lesser chestes. And I gyve to my dawghter Johane my malt quarnes. The residue of all my 
Implementes and howshowld stuffe w**" the horse mill except my come, cattell and things belonging to 
housbandrye I gyve to Willin my sone. and I doe gyve to my sayd sone eleven of the last yeres of 
my lease •w'^ I have to Howl ton hall of the grant and devise of M' Willm Mannocke esquyre. Item 
I gyve viij bushells of Rye viij Bushells of Barlye to be distributed among the poore people of the 
pishe of Howlton aforesayd by the discretion of my executo} w'hin one monthe after my death. Item 
I gyve to everye one of my god children v' and to Elisabeth Neale I gyve my beste petticoate. 
Item I gyve to John Turner my servant xx' to John Neale xP and to George Neale xs and to 
Nicholas Reve x' and to Edmond Neale v' and to Henrye Hadlock xv° to Margrett Shoppe v'. Item 
I gyve to Avice Prophett the wief of Tobias Prophett, my cloke girtle and a peticote cloth of the 
russett wooll w"'' is at owld Goslinges. Itefn I gyve to Roger Aneward xx». Also I forgyve to 
John Gosling all the monye that he dothe owe vnto me. And for the better governing of my two 
•dawghters and of their portions gyven vnto them by there father and me, I doe hartelye praye 
and desyre my brother in lawe M' Roger Weston and my sister his wief to take the tuition and 
care of them and to maynetayne them vntill there portions be due to be payd vnto them if they 
be not marryed before. Also I will that my executor hereafter named shall have the keping and 
custodye of all those goodes and howsehowld stuffe vi''^ I have before gyven to Willin my sone in 
this my last will and testament vntill he come to the age of xxij*'° yers. The residue of my goodes 



and cattalles vnbequeathed I doe gyve to Roger Weston and Adam Winthorpe my brothers in lawe 
■whome I doe nominate and appoynte the Executors of this my last will and testament. In wittnes 
■whereof I have declared the same to be my last will the daye and yere abovewritten in the p'sence 
of thes psons herevnder named as wittnesses to the same. The marke of Johane Hilles. John 
Neale. John Turner. 

Probatum fuit . . . apud Gipwicu^ . . . vicesimo die . . . Septembris aiio dni 1597. Et 
coiiiissu fuit admi^straco bonoru^ ec Adamo Winthrop gen^ vni executori' . . . Eeservata potestate 
consimilem administraticse cofnittend Rogero Weston altero executoru^ cu^ venerit in Juris forma . . . 

Archd. Suff., Book No. 36, 1596-7. 

The Chancery Proceedings in Wynthropp c Wynthrop, James 1st, B. & A., W. 12, 41, A° 
1603, relate to the final settlement of the Hilles estates and throw much light upon the genealogy 
of that family. 

iUe0 of iBolton- 

John Hyllis or Hilles of Assington in co. Sufltolk, made Will' Arch. Sudb. 24 Nov. 1547 ; names=T= 
sons John and Peter and dau. Joan ; leaves crucifix to John's wife ; Probate 30 Deo. 1547. 

. . . ux. . . . John John Hillea, Citizen and Skinner of London, in=Annes to whoni=T= 

Hilles devised A" Will P.C.C. 15 Bakon, 25 March 1579, devises John Hilles de- 

1579 houses in capital messuage in Meopham, co. Kent, to vised his rents 

KentStreet andin Peter Hilles, his brother ; names " eon " Row- in St. Saviour's, 

Newington, co. land Rayelton and Thomasyn his wife ; and Southwark, 

Surrey, to her desires to be buried in the church of St. Mary, lease of house in 

grand-dau., Johan Newington, Surrey ; Probate 24 April 1579 ; Cornhill, &c., A° 

Hunt. ob. s.p. 1579. 











Peter Hilles of Assing- 
ton,oo. Suffolk.yeoman, 
1579, afterwards of 
Holton; Will P.C.C. 4 
Huddlestone, 21 Dec. 
1603; prob.9 Jan.1606;, 
makes Parnell, his wife, 
executrix ; names son- 
in-law, John Browne. 

William Stanton, devisee of hia stepfather, John Hilles, 1579. Rowland Rayelton, 1579. 

Three daughters 
devisees of their 
uncle, John Hilles, 
1579, one of whom 
was wife of John 
Browne, 1597- 

William Hilles of Holton, co. SufEolk,= 
yeoman ; died 4 Aug. 1597 (see Adam 
Winthrov's Diary). Will Arch. Suff. 
proved 20 Sept. 1597 ; devised lands in 
Meopham, co. Kent, to hia daughters ; 
devisee of John HUles, his uncle, 1579; 
names John Browne, his brother-in-law. 

=Joane, dau. and coheir of Henry Browne 
of Edwardstone, co. Suff., and sister of 
Anne Browne who mar. Adam Winthrop 
of Groton ; made Will Arch. Suff. 5 Sep. 
1597 as Johan Hilles of Holton, w"; prob. 20 
Dec. 1597 ; inherited lands in Polsted, 
Suffolk, from her father. 

. . . HiUes, second 
son, named 1579 in 
his uncle's will ; ap- 
parently dead sans 
issue in 1603. 

William Hilles of Holton=i=Elizabeth Gibson; Joan Hilles devisee=f= Adam Winthrop, Citizen and Mer- 

Hall, CO. Suffolk, where 
he took up his abode 30 
Sept. 1602 ; named in 
Adam Winthrop's Diary, 
1«02— 1605. 

her marriage 1 5 
Jan. 1600 is noted 
in Adam Win- 
throp's Diary. 

of Henry Browne, 
her grandfather ; 
married 3 Oct. 1599; 
of Desertsergis, co. 
Cork, widow, 1637. 

chant Tailor of London ; plaintiff 
in Winthrop c. Winthrop, 1603 
[Jas. I. B. & A.] ; afterwards of 
Bandon in Ireland, where he died 

Elizabeth Hilles, liv- 
ing 1603. when 
moiety of reversion 
of the lands in Meo- 
pham was due to her. 
Winthropc. Winthrop 

Peter Hilles, born at Holton, 
18 Oct. 1603 ; devisee ot Peter 
Hilles his great grandfather, 

John Hilles, baptized 
24 July 1605. {SeeAdam 
Winthrop's Diary. 

John Winthrop, bapt. in London, 
21 Aug. 1603 ; beUeved to have 
died young. 

Elizabeth Winthrop, unmarried 
in 1637, when she was co-admin- 
istrator of her father's estate. 

jlunnttig of J^etiginj^ 

^rtnnnal fB^arinjs. 

Munnings (or Monyns), B. a shield (or inescocheon) Arg. within an orle of (J) J incresents Or, 
quartered with Or, on a pile in point between an increscent and a decrescent (J) <IJ G., a crescent 
(^) of the first. 

This family is very antient. They were of Menkes Ely and of Nedging, hut have long since 
almost wome out. One of that family (hut of no very great ranke) lived in Bury St. Edmands in 
the time of K. Charles ; a/nd William Munnings, clarke, is now rector of Preston, sonne of Humfrey 
Munnings, clarke, minister of Brettenham, who was one of the most grave, learned and pious ministers of 
this County. The most eminent place in Prestori church is given to the coat of this family ; yet I knowe 
none of any very great estate of that name in Suff: this yeare 1659. 

So writes Candler in his list (" Tanner MS." Lib. Bodleian, 226) of " The names and armes 
of sundry of the gentlemen of chiefest account in the County of Suff: as their coates were set vp 
by Robert Reice Esq5 (a most accomplisht gentleman) in the church windowes of Preston in Suflf., 
about the latter end of the reigne of K. James or the beginning of the reigne of K. Charles.'' Rice, 
who spelt his name in various ways, — Reice, Ryce and Ryece — was a man of comfortable fortune, 
who, having no children, took to studying the family antiquities of his neighbourhood. "The will 
of man," he writes, "hath found out the means to perpetuate the Reverend memory of his honor- 
able friends departed, by erecting unto them the lively counterfeiting resemblances, effigies, pyramids, 
epitaphs and monuments, as doth plentifully appear in our churches." Extending this idea, he began 
to decorate the church of his own parish in heraldic fashion. He "set up the Royall armes of 
England in a faire table,'' and then proceeded to depict the escutcheons of the gentry around him 
on its walls and windows. These he has described with much quaintness in his " Breviary of 
Suffolk," a charming account of the county which still exists amongst the Jermyn MSS. " Mooning," 
for so he writes the word, bore ' ' Qf tly, 1 & 4, An inset escocheon or, betw" 8 Turkish Moons 
incresents O j 2 & 3, Oi ^ crescent O on a pile in point, betw. an increscent and a decrescent G." 

Amongst the many shields on his tombstone in the chancel is Rice, quartering Strangman. 
and impaling "Mouning, an escocheon betw. 9 increscents, 4, 2, 2, 1." 

Many of these shields were still in existence when Davy visited Preston in the earlier part 
of the present century. Indeed Rice took some care that they should not fade too rapidly, for in 
his will dated 11 Feb. 1638 [P.C.C. 36 Harvey] he bequeathed to "William Mills of Lanham, painter 


and glazier, forty shillings, with all my boxes of Painting Colours, that he do from time to time 
renew and amend, as need shall require, the decays of colours, words, letters, compartments and 
forms of those tables, writings and inscriptions, which he hath at any time made for me, as they 
are fixed in the Parish church or chancell of Preston aforesaid." It is clear Eice thought much of 
his Munning descent. He makes especial mention of his Munning kinsmen in his will : — " To my 
cousin M"^ William Munninge, late resident at Sir Henry Mildmayes in the County of Essex " (who 
also calls him "cousin" in his tum^). "More, I give unto him my copyhold meadow in Monkes 
Illigh, commonly called ' Skipp's meadow, and now in the occupation of Katherine Munninge, widow ; 
he to sell it and divide the proceeds between three of his sisters, Ann, Katherine and Ellen Mun- 
ning, so as one half shall go to Anne Munninge, aged, lame and impotent, and the other half to 
Katherine and Ellen. To Thomas Munning, sometime my servant. To my cousins Rice Munning 
and his sister the wife of Francis Lucas.'' For many interesting letteis from Robert Rice to Gov. 
John "Winthrop, see Vol. i. of the latter's " Life and Letters," and Vol. vi. of the Fourth Series of the 
" Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections." 

Will 0f fmrg ittmrnng, 1521, 

In the yere of our Lord god m v° xxi the xvi daie of October, I Henry Munyng of Nedgynge in 
the diocese of Norwiche, hoole being in mynde and of good remembraunce, thankis be to Jhu my 
saviour, ordeyne my testament and laste will in maner and forme folouring. I bequeth my soule to 
allmighty god my maker and Redemer, to his mother and virgin our lady seynt Mary, and to all 
the hooly company of seyntis in heven. To the making of a Eoode lofte in the churche of 
Nedginge iij" vi' viij''. To the aulter of Semer x^. To the iij houses of friers in Ypiswiche, to 
euery of the said houses x», ther to haue in euery of the said placis a trentall of xxx massis, To the 
friers of Clare in like maner x^ I will that one honeste preste to singe for my soule and my 
frendis soulis in the churche of Nedginge the terme of one hole yer, and he for to haue for his 
stipende vi". I bequethe to the reparaoion of Semer brige xl^ To Margaret my wif all housis and 
landis in Leyhm the terme of hir lif, And after hir decease I will said housis & landis remayne 
vnto Thomas Munyng my sonne. To Robert Rice and his wif x". To Elisabethe Rice x" to be 
paide to hir in the daie of hir maiiage. And if the said Elisabeth die or she be maried, then I 
will the said x'' remayne vnto the next doughter of the said Robert Rice and Agnes his wif. To 
the said Margret my wif my house in Semer called Wodsalis, she to haue that fee simple to hir, hir 
heires and assignes, for euer. I bequethe to Robert Rice my house, w' the landis therto leyde, 
lying and stonding in Byston, with condicion that said Robert shall paye among iiij of the 
childeme of his and Agnes his wif that now is xx_ marcs. To Thomas Munyng my sone the 
residue of my housis, landis, medowes, (fee. for ever. An the residue of my goodis I put them holy 
to the disposicion of myne executors to disspose them in dedis of charite as thei shall thinke most 
plesure to god and for the wele of my soule. I make my executours to be Margret my wif, Thomas 
Munyng and Robert Rice, they to bringe my body honestly to the erthe. I ordeyn Thomas Lynde 
of Bylston to be suparvisor, and I give hym for his labour xR Probatum xxix Novembris 1521. 
Et coniissa fuit admistraolo Margarete Relicte et Thome Munyng executoribus. 

P.C.C. 18 Maynwaryng. 

' See his will at p. 45. 


ill of i^ljomas ^nnning, 1556. 

Thomas Munnynge of Nedgyuge, gentleman, 7 Oct., 3 & 4, P. & M. 1556. To be buried in 
the church of o' Lady of Nedgiuge. To Robert my son my lands in Layham, Hadley & Sem"^ in 
Suffolk. To Thomas my son my lease of Nedging hall by Indre of my Lord of Suffolk. Lands 
to Alyce my wife for sixt;een years for the education of my children. To George my son copyholds 
&c. in Nedging. Humfrye my son not to trouble my wife, but to give her full discharge respecting 
his farm at Hasilwoode. Silver goblets ifec ; one of whiohe was my father in lawe William Rysbyes. 
To Margaret Cryspe my daughter a ringe, om'e her mothers. To Xpyaiie Tomsane my daughter a 
ringe of gold &c. To Bridget my daughter when she marries. Elizabeth Osmunde my wyves 
daughter. To Robert Oder my sone in law, my bedfel^e staffe w"'' was Kynge Henrye the viij"'- 
To Robert my son at his age of two and twenty yeai-es. Thomas my son at his age of two and 
twenty. George my son at his age of two and twenty. Wyfe sole executrix. Nephew and godson 
Robt Ryce of Moncks Yllye, Gent, to be supervisor. Probate at Bury St. Edmunds, 28 May 1557. 

Arch. Sudb. 

Mill of (Blifaktb ^tunning, 16^4. 

Elizabeth Munninge of Brettenham in the counlie of Suffolk, widow of Humfrey Mvuninge, 
clarke, M'' of the said pishe, 8 March 1624. To Elizabeth my daughter, wife of George Salter. 
To Richard, Theophilus, and William Mvninge my sonnes, to either of them fyve pounds a piece. 
To Anne Mvninge my daughter £10. To Ellen Mvninge, Humfrey Mvninge, Abigale Mvninge, 
Katheren Mvninge, and to Leonard Mvninge my children, to either of them £18 when they 
shall attaine the age of twenty one yeares or marr^', whichever first shall happen. William 
Chaplyn of Hitcham and Henrie Munninge my brother in law whom I appoint executors to sell 
all my lands and tenements in Brettenham and Bildston according to the last will of my wel- 
beloved husband : the overplus to be divided equally amongst all my children. Probat 17 Oct. 
1631. Arch. Sudb. Liber Colman, fo. 68". 

Humphrey Manning compounded for his First Fruits as Rector of Brettenham on the 22'' 
October 1597, his suerties being Joshua Winthrop of the parish of St. Michaels le Querne, London, 
and Adam Winthrop of St. Brides, Fleet Street. 

The marriage of George Salter with " my Cosin Muninge's eldest daughter " is noted in 
'Adam Winthrop's Diary," under 29 Oct. 1617. 

ill 0f '#£nry Running, 1657- 

Henry Mouning of Elveden, co. Suffolk, gent. 1 Nov. 1657. To Elizabeth my wife over 
and above joyntui-e. To John Mouninge son of said Elizabeth and me fifty pounds at his age 
of four and twenty yeares, and my houses in Bury St. Edmunds : in default of issue remainder 
to James Mouninge my son. To said James one hundred and fifty pounds at his age of twenty 
four. To Henry my son ; Thomas my son ; Mary my daughter wife of John Holmes, c'erke ; 
my other four daughters Anne, Magdalen, Elizabeth and Susan, when twenty one. Children by 
Magdalen my first wife. Rest of my lands to William Mouninge my eldest son ; he to be sole 
executor. Henry Mouninge my second son. My aunt Howlett of Elden. Probat 24 Jan. 1658. 
Coinissio 7 Junij 1692 Thome Mouninge filni & legit ult volunt Hen Mouninge nup de. Elveden 
com. Suff. non admin. Willmo Mouninge filio & exec. Cur. Prerog. Cant. 31 Pell. 

J 06 


iHunnuiB of ^uffolfe. atb. M^- 5528. 

The woorthie & auncient Besceht of Muniii.iiges of Com: Suff: Deduced from do Before ye tyme of Kings 

lien: ye. 5th A no D'lii: IJ^IB viito Dayes in Aw 1615. 

Gilbert de Mvnnines Issue d' vne maison auncient de foictiers en Fraunce.=pOharlotta safemme. 

Olyver de Mvnnines S^ sonne taken prysonner At ye battell of 
Agincorte w"' his broth'r Antkonye and dyu^s gen' : offfraunce 
Came into Englande in y« 3i yeare of Kinye Hen': y' 5th 
an" D'ni: IJ^IS haveing sivorne fealtye to y« Kinge and 
p'miseing to serve iaythfully vnder him in all his frencke 
v}arres ; he receiued his pardon Sc lib'tie fvenant a la batteile 
portuit en aes armories vne croisants d'or sur vnepyle en pointe 
de que'Ues, entre Deux croisants addoses de gules en champe d'or. ) 
Be was after slayne at y« battell of Vernoille, in Perche vndr 
Kinge Hen'; ye fif* in An" 2^o ipiu's regni an" Dni': H^Jf. 
lie mar' : An tnglishe woaman called Isabelle, And had Issue: 

Blaunche ob. yonge. 

Bennetta ob. in her Infancie. 

Anthony de Moonninges !«<■ jils : taken prysonnet wOihis brother At ye Battell 
of Aginoo'% was to'* many others brought into England, where sweareinge to 
serve y' Kinge in all ye frenche warres, he was ransomed <£; set at lib'ty 
(veniant a la battaile il : portoit en ses armouries d'azure d vne escu d'argt. 
a L'orle de neuf Croisants entre larees d'or.) In ye 7'* yeare of Kinge Men: 
ye 6<A Ano: Dni: I4S8 he served at ye seige of Orleans vndr Will'm Dela- 
pnote then Lieuetenant of that seige after he was taken prysonner to'* ye said 
Will'm Delapoole Erie of Suffe: At Jargeaux at length groweinge old haveinge 
followed the Erie in all ye Kinges warres in ffraunce, he left his Sonne 
Henry, whom he had trayned vp, in his place, <& soe dyed, not longe after 
about An": ye S£ \of Kinge Hen. ye 6'* Ano Dni: 1^3. his mariage was 
vnknowr.e but he lefte one sonne. 


Henry de Moounines followed ye Erie in his service of ffraunce, and when ye Erie w ts now made Marques of Suffe: he often employed him in 
sondry busynesses in ffraunce, not longe ajter when ye Marques teas made Duke of Suff. : for his evill counsell of ye Kinge, beinge in much disgrace, 
ic'* ye stute <t- Oom'ons was banished ye Realme, cfc in his departure, melt by his enimies at sea, had his head cut of : This Henry lefte ye frenche 
warret, <t soe w'^draioinge him selfe into ye countrey to leade a retyred lyfe, he came into Suff: where ye Duke had sundrye possessesions amongst 
ye y)ch Jie had beene often employed, where contenting himselfe to 'Hue in a meane condicon, he gaue himselfe much to devotion, for ye toc* he visited 
often ye Shryne of Si Edmund at JBurye; not far toom we>' towne he remayned. He mar: Elizab': ye daur of Thorn; Charles of Kettleburrowghe, 
it soe died about an" ye 10*^ of Kinge Edw: ye 4'* an" Dni: IJflS. The Armes of Thom; Charles were ermines on a chief e gul: 3: muscles [of 
the first] <Ss lefte Issue H; sonnes <fc 1 daur. =f= 

Jaques de Moonines 
Z^ Sonne ob. vnmaried 

Oundredaadau; mar: 
to Knighton. Barry 
of S : argi cfc Blewe: 
on a canto arg' u 
tunne Gul, 

Jean de Moounines I't sonne followed John Dela Poole Duke of ^nff: ye sonne of ye gd Will'm to w'^ John, for yi he & 
Henry ik Anthony his Anncestors had doone faythfull service to ye familie of ye Delapooles, the said John Delapoole 
Duke of Suff: did lelt vnio this John Moonynes the Manno'' of Nedgeinge hall wi^h some othr thinges here in Suff: All 
weh after ye battell of Stoke feilde, where John Delapoole EHe of Lincolne 2i son 01 ye Duke, iighteinge against King 
Henry ye 7'* in ye 3'^ yeare of his raigne was slayne, ye house of ye said Delapooles was Attaynted, And this 
Manner to'* aZl ye Delapooles othr landes came to ye Crowne by Atlayndu'' ; he mar ; Margaret ye daur of Henry 
Woodwooi'de. Barrye of 6 : or Jj sab: a canton Gul. ; To this John Mounines ye Abbot of Bury made ye first lease of 
Seamour hall in Suff. [His daughter] Katherine mar to John Woorliche Ar.^ N: S^ dau; mar: to Sr Clement Higham 
Ki Baron of the Exeheqyer, =^ 

Henry de Moonnines dtiieUing as a farmo^ at Nedgeing, beiwi well trayned vp in his youth <fc of comely stature <k com'endable partes, by reason 
yt all ye Delapooles landes were giuen to Charles Brandon, Viscount Lysle, became knowne to Charles Brandon <fc was enterteyned into his service, 
whoe beinge once mad,e Duke of Suff: ffor ye skyll w"* ye said Henry had in songe d: musycke, he made ye said Henry Superintendante of his 
ChappeU, Js for yt ye said Henry v)as skylfull in je frenihe tongue, to'* good experience and discretion : for Imptoym^ the Duke Imployed ye said 
Henry in sondry messuages into ffraunce, attendeinge vpon ye Duke when he fetched hoame into Englande Mary ye ffraunche Queene in ye 7'* yeare 
of Kinge Henry ye g'* Ano D'ni: 1515. Alter y' for his fidelitye ib longe service, he made vnio Thomas, the son of ye said Henry, A lease of 
ye Mannor of Nedgeinge hall for ye tearme of 80 yeares, w'h ye said Henry held by e.oppye of Corte Rowle, about Ano: 39: of Henry ye S'* 
An" D'ni: 1637 : He mar: Alyce ye dau: of ■ . Pye of Lavenham in com. Suff: argt afesse Blew 3: escalloppes d'or. He dyed <Si was buryed at 
Nedgeinge prd : in com Suff: prd. =j= 

N: ye dau: <£" heir=f Thorn: Mounine of Nedgeinge prd son Jc \eire of; vnUr=^ Alyce ye dau: of Willm Rysby of Lavenham 
of Barker first whome the lease was graunted by ye Duke of Suff: ob: & I in com: Suff: Gul: on a bend argt 3; Crosses 

wyfe. I lyeth buried at Nedgeinge afforesaide. j pattyes sab: second wyfe. 

I — I — 

Agnes m'lr: to 
Robte Rvce 

Homfrey Mooun- 
ines of Seamour in 
com Suff: is' sonne, 
where he dyedS was 
burysd : he mar: 
Ellen ye dau: of 

Margaret mar: to Crispe. 

Christian mar: to Thomp- 
son of Orfford. 

Elizab: mar: to RoU Woo- 
der ol Lavenham prd. 

Bridget mar: to 
Edmund, Knape ol 
Washbrooke in 
com: of Suff, 


Thom Moounine, now of=f=Susan Rob' Moonines of Hi- 

Nicholas 3<* son, 
ob, Infans. 

^'* Sonne 
dyed vn- 

Nedgeinge in com Suff: 
gen: 3^ son mar: Mary 
dau of . . . Hyeghe of 
Nedgeinge Clarke : his 
first wyfe. s 

dau: of gleynes in Monckes- 
Kosyer EUighe in com: Suff: 
2^ gen- S'l sonne, liue- 

wyfe. ingeA"i>1615=Eliz(i- 
t beth ye dau. of Her- 

bert. =p 

I 1— , ' 1 

Rob' Mounine eldest son & heir Thom Moo n: Z* son. Clemt 
mar: Dorcas dau: of Daniell — Mon'n: 

Reeve Doctor of Diuinitye. Israeli 3^ son. 4th son.. 

Ryece Moouninge 5'* sonne of. 
Mary 3^ dau: mar: to . . . Parke, 

Elizab. eldest dau: 
mar: to John Grym- 

Bridget S^ dau: 
mar: to ffrauncs 

' Katherine Munnyng, then wife of John Worlyche, was niece and devisee of John Reve al's Milforthe, the last Abbot of Bury, who 
names her and her two sisters, Margaret wife of Thomas Wingfelde of Sandwich, and Elizabeth Munnyng in his will P.C.C. dated 1540. In 
the Worlich pedigree, Harl. MS. 1560, she is described as daughter and coheir of Thomas Moning. She was living 9 Sept. 1658, when her 
husband made his will P.C.C. 6 Loftus. 



Mmnins of iaebgina. 

Henry Munyng of Nedgynge, co. Suffolk ;=rAUce, dau. ot--Margaret,livingl52 
Will P.C.C. 18 Maynwaryiig 16 Oct. 1521 ; Pye of Laven- one of her husbanc 
Probate 29 Nov. 1521; lands in J.ey- ham. executors, being l)r 

ham, Semere, Bylston and Nedging ; names 
Thomas Munying one of his executors. 

one of her husband's 
executors, being pro- 
bably a second wife. 

Thomas Mouninge of Bury St. Edmunds, 
Gent. See Higham pedigree, //art. Mti. 
1103. In a Suffolk Fine, Hill. 4 Kliz. Anne 
Higham is termed one of his dau' and heirs, 
Katherine Worlicli being probably another. 

Agues Munnjng, wife of 
Robert Ryce of Preston, 
1521. Her descendant, 
Robert Ryce, the Suffolk 
Antiquary, in Will P.C.C. 
36 Harvye, 1637, names 
M'' William Munniug, 
Ryce Munniug, &c , &c., 
his kinsmen. 

. . . da. and= 
h. of . . . 
Barker, 1st 

-Thomas Munynge of 
Nedgyng, co. Suff., Gent. 
Will, Arch. Sudb. 7 Oct. 
1556; Prob'28Mayl5u7; 
to be bur. in the church ; 
names W"" Risby, his 
late father-in-law and 
Elizabeth Osmund his 
wife's daughter. 

1st hu.s- 

=Alice, da of Wm Hisby of= 
Lavenham Esq ; made will, 
Arch. Sudb,, as Alice Mon- 
inge of Nedging, widow, 2 
Aug. 1582; I'rob' 15 Jan. 

r ' 

Elizabeth, ux. Robert Osmund of Bildes- 
ton, CO. Suffolk, 1556 & 1582; had issue. 

Anne Moiiyng, 1st wifeof Sir Cle- 
ment Higham of Barrow ; mar. 
c!Vcal530; diedbefort 1540, Her 
dan* and coheirs, Eliz. Kempe, 
Margaret Moseley, Anne Turnor 
and FrancesStoner,soldherlands 
by Fine, Hill 4 Eliz. In his will, 
1570, Sir Clement leaves money 
to the poor of Semere and 

Munning of 
Semere, co. 
8uff., mar- 
ried Ellen 
Ungle. His 
were under 
age in 1582, 
when Alice 
made her 
Arch .Sudb. 
A» 1596. 


Margaret, ux 
living 1556. 

Christian, ux. . . . Thom- 
son of Orford, 1556. 

Elizabeth, ux. Robert 
Woder of Lavenham, 

Crispe, Bridget, ux. Edmund 
Knapp of Washbrook. 
A quo Knapp of Hin- 
tlesham, 1612. 

Nicholas, ob. infans. 

George, devisee of his 
father, 1556. 

Thomas Munning of =pSusan, da and sole 

Nedging. Gent ; held 
lease there, 1610, Heig- 
h.<nti c. M tinnlfifj ; said 
to have mar<* Mary 
Hyeghe ; Marion Hoi - 
brook another wife ; 
mar. lie. Arch. Sudb. 
7 Feb. 1589. 

heir of John Rosier 
of Nedging, who 
made will Arch. 
Sudb. 17 Sept. 1619. 
I and names her 

Robert Munning of 
Monk'sEleigh Gent ; 
mar. Eliz., da. of 
Wm Herbert of Hol- 
leslev, Gent., who 
made will P.C.C. 1 
June 1587, naming 
each of her children. 

Thomas Munning, 1619 ; de- 
visee of Rob' Kyce, 1637. 

William Munning, not 
yet 23 A° 1619. 






-- r-r 


Robert, eldest s ; m. Thomas, 2d son. Clement, Hyece Eliz. mar. John Grymwade. 

Dorcas, da. of Daniel — 4th son, visee of Hob' Kyce of — 

Keeve, D.D. Israel, 3d son. Preston, 1637. llary, 3d da. m. to . . . Parke. 

Bridget, 2 da. mar. 
Francis Lucas; a quo 
Lucas of Ess3x, 1664. 


Humphrey Munninge, Rector of Bretten-=f=Klizabeth. d. of William Winthrop of 
ham, CO. Suffolk. Will, Cur. Fp. Norw. 9 I London, Gent., who d. 1581. Her 
Oct. 1622 ; Prob. 25 Sept. 1624 ; "my I Will, Arch. Sudb. is dated 8 March 

cousin Munninge " of Adam Winthrop's 

Richard Theo- 
philus and Leon- 
ard Munninge, 
devisees of their 
mother in 1624. 

Elizabeth, eldest da, 
mar. to George Salter 
29 Oct. 1616, Winlhrnp 
Diary ; and devisee of 
her mother 1624. 

1624 : Probate 17 Oct. 1631. 

Henry Munning, bapt. at Semer, 1 565, brother in-= 
law and executor of Elizabeth Munninge, 1631. 
Probably the Henry Munninge of Bury St. Ed", 
temp. King Charles, mentioned by Candler. 

Anne Munning, 
devisee of Ro- 
bert Rice of 
Preston 1637. 

Abigail Munning, 
under' 18 when 
her mother made 
her will 1624. 

named in Rob' 
Plume's will, 1627. 
London Consis- 


Katherine and 
Ellen Munning, 
devisees of Rob' 
Rice, 1037. 

William Munninge, M.A.,Rector=f Abigail, da. of . . . 
of Brettenham, 1655; devisee of Ward of Monks Ely 

)tob' Rice. 1637 ; of Chedburgh, 
Suff., 1663, when he made will ; 
]>robate 1 Dec. 1669 ; sometime 
Rector of Preston; cousin & de 
viseeof Sir Henry Mildmay,1637" 

and cousin to Nathan- 
iel Ward, Pastor of 
Ipswich in New Eng- 
land ; she was living in 

-. . . Smart, Minister of 
St. Nicholas. Ipswich, Ton- 
ne'^ M^. ISO, lis. first 
husb"* of Abigail Ward who 
had by him three sons, 
Ministers at Ipswich, Rede, 
-and Kimbolton. 

William Mnnning, ex- 
ecutor to his father, 

1 n 

William, eldest son. 


Magdalene,=rHenry Monninge of Elve-= 

1st wife. 

Henry Munning, 2d 
son, final adm"' of his 
father's estate, 1692. 

James. Anne. 

den, com. Suff., Gent. 
Will P.C.C. 31 I 'ell, 1 Nov. 
1657 ; prob' 24 Jan. 1658 ; 
houses in Bury St. Ed- 
munds ; names Aunt How- 
lett of Elveden. 

beth, 2d 



John Munning, son 
of tlie second wife, 
1657. Susan 


jfortl) of ^atileiij). 

«rant of Jitms ta Hobcrt fortjt, 1539. 

To all nobles and gentles thi-se p'sent Ires reading hering or seeing Thomas Hawley als 
Clarencieulx principal! Herault & Kyng of Armes of y° South East & West parts of this Eealrne 
of England from y* river of Trent Southwards seudeth dne & humble commendacons. As equity 
willeth ife reason ordeyueth y' men vertuous & of noble courage be by their merritts & good 
renowne .rewarded not only their p'sons in this mortall lyfe so brief & transitory but after them 
those y' shalbe of their bodyes descended to be iu all placys of honnor p'petually w'''^ other 
renowned accepted & taken by certaine Insigns & demonstrance's of honnor & noblesse y* is to 
say blazon helme & tymbre to thend y' their ensamples should cause other to enforce theirselves 
to haue p'seuerance in using their dayes in feates of Armes & wercks vertuous to get y" renowne 
of auncient noblenes iu their lignes & posterities. And therfore I Clarencieulx King of Arms as aboue 
is written not alonly by y^ common renowne but also by the reporte & witnesse of men worthy 
to be taken of worde & credence am playnly certified & enformed y'' Kobert Forde of Hadley in y" 
county of Suffblke gent, is descended of a house undefamed & hath of long times pursued in feates 
of Armes & works vertuous & in all his affaires hath borne himselfe so vertuously & honestly so y' 
he hath well deservyd from henceforth to bere y" tokens & insigns of honour & noblesse y* is to say 
Armes neiierthelesse he not willinge to doe anything y* should be preiiidiciall to any gent of name & 
of Armes hath desyred me y" s'' Clarencieulx King of Armes to set forth giue grant assigne & 
appoynt his s* Armes healme &, Creast with due difference lofully to be borne. Wherefore I 
Clarencieulx King of Armes seying the request so iust & resonable by thauthoritye to me and to 
my office of Clarencieulx King of Armes annexed attribued giuen & graunted by the Kyng our 
Soueraigne Lords highnesse by expresse wordes under his most noble greate Scale have deuised ordeind 
& assigned to y" s* Robert Forde gentleman these Armes as hereafter foUoweth. That is to say 
Gules two bends siluer & sable verre in a Canton gold a demi greyhound passant sable langued 
gewles uppon his healme on a torse siluer & sable on a bears head rased vert moseled gold three 
dropps biluer as more playnely appeareth depicted in the margent. To haue ife to hold to hym & 
his posterity & they his to use to their vforshipps for eusrmore. In witnesse whereof I y° s'' 
Clareii Kynge of Armes have signed these p''sents with my hand & set thereunto the seale of my 
Armes w*** the Seale of my office of Clarencieulx King of Armes. Yeuen & granted at London 
ye iQtii (Jay of Decembre y" yeare of our Ld. god 1539 & of our Soueraigne Ld. King H. 8"* 
y« 31 of his most noble reign. Par moy Clarencieulx Roy d' Armes. 

Extracted from the Records of the College of Arms and examined therewith this 10th day 
of December, 1894. Charles H. Athill, 

Richmond Herald of Arms. 


ill of Milliam Jortb, 1504. 

The secunde day of August, in the yere of our lord tn' v" iiij, I William tFoorth of liad'.eigh 
in Suff., of the churche of Cauuterbury Jurisdiction, immediate albe it am feble in body, thanked 
be almighty god, I am in good memory and of hole mynde, ordeyne and make my testament in 
hymself conteynyng my last will, soo that first and bifore all things I bequeth my soule to almightie 
god, to o'^ blissed lady and to all the holy seynts in haven, ther* my soule thorough the gret 
m^cy of god to haue the fruycion of the eternall deytie. And my body to be buried in the ohui'che or 
churchyerd of Hadleigh forsaid. I't* I will that S^^ John Gilbert haue eu^y yere x mrc^ during the tyme 
of his lif naturall to syng in the churche of Hadleigh for my soule and all my friends soules, and 
to be good and loving to myii executo''. iP I will an honest preest and a worshipful I ornament be 
prouided and geven to the church of Hadleigh of the yssucs & pffitts growing of the lands that I 
haue in Bretnalim and of the crofte callid Colys crofte in Hadleigh. Itm I will that the holiwater 
stope of silu^ be geven to the priory of Butleigh to be praide fore. iP I bequeth iij" for a light 
to brenne bifore the holy sacrament day and nyght. iP I will the vse and habitacion of my mansion 
w* all the vteusills of the same and the silu^ plate that I haue be comen asvvele to Margaret my 
wif as to Robert my sonne, and aft the decesse of the said Margaret integrally the said mansion 
vtensills and silu' plate to remayne to the said Robert my son. And to that entent ther^ should 
be the more concord and araytie of the sayd Jtlai-garet I will she haue at h\ir free libtie Ixxxvi 
vncf of silu^ plate. I? I will that my wif shalhaue yerely during the t-me of hir lifF naturall of 
tViissues of the best porcion of my londf xl'', provided that alwey she be sole relicte not marled. 
I? I bequeth another c mrcs to Thomas Baldry of London and Elizabeth his wif my doughP. iP 
to John Coke the house that he dwellith yn. The Residue of all my goodes I gewe to Robert my 
son whom I ordeyn myn executo"^ disiring Sir Jamys llobard Knyght to here goode assistauns and 
geve holsom councell that this my last will may stond in strength and take effect. Wittnes of this 
my last will @ John Asshewell ray gcstly fader, Sir=' John Gilbert preest and other moo- Probatum 
vicesimo quiS'uto die Octobris 1504. Jur^ Roberti floorth executores, &c. P. CO. 19 Holgrave. 

alill of fvob^rt Jortlj, 1540. 

18 July 32 H. 8. Robert fforthe of Hadleigh, gentleman, in the countie of Suff. . . . My 
body to be buried in seint Maries Church of Hadlegh . . vnto eu^y of my three doughters, Mary 
Julyan and Kateryn ... a hundreth pound sterling to be paied at the day of mariage . . . vnto 
Will in fforth my yongest sonne, to hym and to his heires for eu'more the mn^s of Oldhall and 
Newhall in Mysteleigh with the thorne ... in Essex ... to the said Willm & to his heires . . . 
the ferme callyd the Melhouse in langh*m in the said countie . . . vnto the said Willm & to his 
heires for eu^ the tenement callyd the ffbrd in Manytre or Mysteligh . . . vnto the said Willm and 
to his heires the tenement or ferme callyd Jopys in Dedham . . . vnto the said Willfn ... all my 
medowes and lands in Stratford . . . and all other my lands in balford, Mysteleigh, langham and 
Manyngtre not afore rehersed in the said Townes or Counties ... I make myne executours Martyn 
fforth myne eldest son and myne heire, and Willm fforth my yongest sonne. In witnes wherof Dame 
Elizabeth Baldry widowe, M' Docto^^ Revytt, M"^ Robert BarPoot M'cer, M'' Thomas Barfote Parson of 
saint Denys Backchurch, Elizabeth Powell and other. Itin for the debt of John Bowund draper my 
will is that the said Dame Elizabeth ner her executours be troubled or vexed for the same but clerely 
forgyvyn. Probatum 16 Sept. 1540, Juramento Willm fforth executoris. P.C.C. 11 Alenger. 


ill of ^tilliam yortlj, 1555. 

Wyllyam ffoorthe of Hadley in the Countie of Suff^ Esqiiyer, thys fyrste daye of Marche in 
the fyrst yere of the reiga of Queene Mary. I do gyue to the poore people of Hadley twentie 
pounds. To the poore of Butley and Capell in Suff twentie poundes. I do gyue to euery of my 
systers except my syster Mary Erewse a rynge of golde price fourtie shiilinges, and I do gyue to 
my said syster Mary Brewse twentie poundes. I do giue to my Brother Brewse suche one of my 
gownes as he shall chose. Item whereas I hnue purchased Phillipp Wollu^stoue a tenement and 
eertayne landes in Wollu^stone for the sumrae of threscoore poundes yf the said Phillipp shall 
paye within one yere next after my decease the [said] summe I do giue the saide tenement and 
premisses to the same Phillippe for terme of his lief, the remaynder after his death to Gyles 
AVollu-stone his brother. Executor to giue to Andery Wollu^stone my cosen toward her mariage ten 
poundes. I do gyue to euery of my other cosyns Philipp Wolu^stoue systers a ringe of golde. Item, 
I do giue to ffrances Warner twentie poundes. Executors shall receaue two parts of the profytts of 
all my maners, lands, and tenements in Butley, Boyton and Tangam in Suff=* vntyll my eldest sonne 
shall come to the age of one and tweutie yeares, as also the whole profytts of my lands liolden of 
the Maner of Hadley, Aldham and Toppesfeild, and also two parts of all my lands and tenements 
in London, Stratford Laugthorne, Westham and in Harwich and in Colchester in Essex. I do gyve 
to euerye of my two daughters Anne and Katherine three hundrethe marks at their full age or 
dale of mariage. To Elizabethe my wief during the space of twentie yeares after my dethe moytie 
of the profytts of all my copyholde lands that I do holde of Netherbery hall in Layham and of 
Overberyhall. I do gyve vnto my wief one hundrethe marks in monei and one moitie of all my 
goods except my sheepe at Boyton in Suff and my chayne of golde. To my wief . during her lief 
naturall copyhold lands and tenements holden of the Manor of Hadley, &c.. and after the deathe of 
saide wief all the same do remayne vnto Wyllyam ffoorthe my third sonne. Copy lands in Hadley 
to John ffoorthe my yongest sonne, To Philologe ffoorthe my seconde sonne Ladye lande holden of 
the Man^e of Toppisfeilde hall. I do gyve to Israeli ffoorthe my fourthe sonne pasture iu 
Whatfeilde. To my brother Veysey a ringe price fourtie shillinge. To my goddaughter one of the 
doughters of my cosyn John Browne a dozen of syluer spoones price three pounds sixe shillings 
eight-pence and to my cosyn Eoger Waren my best trottynge geldynge. To my godsonnes beinge 
sonnes of my brother Edward Morse, Henry Browne and my cosyn Roger Waren a ringe. Executor* 
Elizabeth my wyffe my cosen Thomas Albaster ais Alabaster and Roberto ffoorthe my eldest sonne. 
Supuiso^s John Browne m^oer, Richard fforssett gentilman and Richard Cornewallis gentillman. Edward 
Whytchurche [a witness]. Probatum 19 Jan. 1-559 Elizabethse Relcie. Quinto die ffebruarij 1562 
comissa Thome ArLlaster. Deinde 6 May 1563 comissa Roberto fforth executori. 

P.C.C. 7 Mellershe. 

Inqntsitinit on t\}t katlj of Militant Jfnrtlj, 1559. 

London. Inquis capt apud Guyhaldam London octauo die ffebruarij anno regni Elizabeth 
Angt firanc & Hibii Reginse prime coram Thoma Leigh milite maiore ciuitatc jJdce ac escaetore 
doe dne Begine post mortem WiHi fforthe Armigi p sacrni Thome Lytton Johis Haddon &c. . . . 
Qui die sup sacrni qt Wilis fforthe in dco bri noTat fuit seit de vno mesuagio sive teiit nup voc 
le Crane & postea voc le Greyhounde & duabs mesuagijs adiacen scituat in pocfiia Sci Andree iux 
Grists Churohe infra dcam ciuitateni London nup monastiio de Byiey in corn Essex ptin. • Ac do 
& , in viio mesuagio scituat in pocfiia Crisli ac nup in pocfiia Soi Nichi ad macellas London modo 


in tenur Jofiis Lambe carnificf. Fdcus Witts ffoorthe primo die Marcij anno regni dne Marie nup 
Regine Angt primo fecit testm & legauit ten f^dca in dca ciuitat London in Anglicis v^bis, vidett : — 
Itm I will that my executors shall receyve aswell two parts of the pffetts of all my manno's 
lands and tents in Butley Boy ton and Tangam in the Countie of Suff vntill my eldest son or 
his next heire (if he dye before his full age) shall come to the age of xx yeres, as also the hole 
pfTetts of all my lands holden by copy of court roll of the manno^'s of Hadley Aldam and Toppys- 
flFyld except suche lands as 1 have pticulerly otherwise by this my last will assigned and gyven, 
and two parts of all my free lands, towards the pformaunce of this my last will, and also two 
ptes of all my lands and teiits lyeing in London and in Stratford Langthorne, Westham, Harwyche 
and Colchester in the seid countie of Essex. Et dci testi sui fecit & constituit Elizabeth tunc 
vxorem suam, Thomam Albaster als Alabaster & Robtm foorthe film suu primogenitii executores suos. 
Executores intrauer & fuer & adhuc existunt inde possessionat. Et Juf j?dc die qS Sdca mesuagia in 
dca pochia Sci Andree iuxta Crists Churche tenenf^ tempore mortis dci Witti ffoorthe tenebanf de 
dna Regina nunc in capit p a vie vicesime ptis vnius feodi milit et valent p anii in omiba exitiba 
centii solid. Et qd mesuagiii nup in poohia Sci Nichi ad macellas London tenebaf de dca dna 
Regina tunc p fidelitat tfh in libo burgagio dee ciuitats London p omiba slvicijs et valet p ann 
quinquageuta & quatuo^ solidos. Fdcus Witts ffoorthe obijt xvij die Decemb'' ante capcionem huius 
inquisicionis et Robtus ffoorthe est iilius & heres eiusdem Witti fforthe ppinquioa &, est tempore 
capcionis huius inquisicionis etatf octodecim anno? vnius meusis & amplius. In cuius rei testimonium 
. . . Juf pdci sigilla sua apposuef. &.o. Inq. p.m. I Eliz.. I. 87. 

Mill of Milliam yortb. 1599. 

William fforthe of Hadleigh, co. Suffolk, Esq., 10 Sept. 1599. To my brother Israeli fforthe, 
the messuage wherein he now dwelleth, for the space of tenne yeares, without rent. My sonne in 
lawe Dannett Poyntell, whom with my daughter his wife I make executor, all my lands in Suffolk, 
Norfolk, Essex or Kent, for tenne yeares, rent free. To Phillip fforthe my sonne ffive pounds 
yearely for tenne yeares : and the same to Xycholas fforthe my sonne. To my said sonne Nycholas 
my lands in Roydon & Wenham, and my lands late purchased of Andrewes of Roydon. All my 
other lands to my sonne Phillip fforthe. To William fforthe my sonne, a load of wool. Comisio J 
Octob 1599 Phillippo fforth fii ad administrand, &c. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 73 Kidd. 

ill uf loto JFortlj, 1600. 

Rob»« fforthe of Butlie in the county of Suff: Esquire, 2 ffeb 1600, i'^'^ Eliz'^. I comend my 
soule to Allmightie God, beleivinge through the nieritts of our Lord to be forgeven my synnes and 
to inherite lyfe eu^lastinge. My bodie to be buried to remaine in hope of the resrection w''*' the 
elect of God to the fulnes of all ioy to coutynue for eu^more. I give and bequeath to my 
welbeloved wife, flfrancis fforthe, the apparell, Jewells and ornaments pvided for her onlie vse : also 
all manner of howshold stuffe, and all my plate, mylch ueate, dayrie vessells, &c., and one hundred 
shepe, my coche & coche-horses & ffive of my best geldings or mares. She to keep herself 
vnmarried during the mynoritie of our children, and to see them brought up in godlie, good and 
decent exercises. To Anne my daughter three hundred pounds. To Dorathie my daughter three 
hundred pounds when she accomplishes her age of one and twentie yeares. To William fforthe my 
Sonne all my armour, weapons, and munitions of warre at his age of one and twenty yeares. By 


wrightinges quinq-ptite indented, dated xx Aprell SG"" Elizabeth, brtween me, by the name of Robte 
fforthe th'elder of liutlie Esq' on tiie one pte, & Rob* Lord Riche, S"' Phillipp Parker of Arraton 
Knight, S'' Henry Glemham of Glemham, Knight, Edward Cooke of Huntingfeild Esqnire her Mai*'" 
Attorny gen^all, Leonard Spencer of Rendlesham Esq', now deceased, John Osborne of Harkstede 
Esquire, Thomas Hayes of the Citie of London gent, & Anthony Morse of Sti-atford in the said 
Countie of Suff. gent, on th other pte ; I, in consideration of the affection I doe beare vnto Willm 
fforthe & Robt^ ffoithe, my sounes, have conveyed my Manors &c, in Suff: Essex & y° Cittie of 
London : I uowe for confirmation of said conveyances, do hereby devise said manors &o. in manner 
following. My messuages in Langham, Dedhm and Audley in the County of Essex, or in the 
townes of Stritford and Stoke in Suffolk ; &, messuages in the said cittie of London, to the use 
of me for lyfe, and after my decease vntill Robt" fforthe, yongest soune of me be twenty one. Nowe 
I appoint my wyffe to houM said mesuages, except those in London which are nowe sould to 
one Dannett Poyntell & one Will in Essington, vntill said Robert fforthe my sonne accomplish his 
age of twenty one yeares. In default of yssue of the said Robert fforthe I will the same to 
William fforthe, one other of my sonnes : and failing heires males, remainder to the daughters of 
Robert my sonne ; ■ — the daughters of William my sonne ; — the daughters of me : — their yssue : — 
the right heirs of the daughter of me, for ever. I give and bequeath vnto ffrancis my wyffe, the 
Scite of the Priory of Butlie, and nowe Mancoii Hows and Gate hows of me, &c., &c., also the 
tythes of Butley and Capell, to have &: to hold during her lyffe : & after her decease to the said 
William fforthe my sonne, and his heires males; failing yssue to Robert fforthe my sonne, &c., &c. 
Vnto the said William fforthe my sonne my said Manor of Boyton co. Suffolk, the advowson of 
Boyton and all that Salte water called the Gull, vnto the mouthe of Orfford Haven, &c., &c., and 
failing heires males, to Robert my sonne, &c., &c. My wife to enjoy them fourteen yeares. Item 
to my wel beloved brother Israeli fforthe ffowertie pounds. Itm to my welbeloved brother John 
fforthe a Riuge of Aungell gowld worthe ffowertie shillinges. Itm to my daughter Margerie Rogers, 
married to John Rogers two hundreth poundes, the said John to seale a good estate of the cleere 
yeerly value of fortye . poundes by way of her Joyntufe. To my sonne Robte fforbhe anuitie of 
twentye poundes oute of all my lands. 

And forasmuohe as my great care & studdie is that my sonne AVilliam might in his yonger 
yeeres be soe seasoned and instructed in the trewe vnderstandinge & knowledge of his salvation, and 
soe .might contynue to lyve in the feare and favou"^ of God, that his blessinge & peace might be 
vppon him all the dayes of his life, the w"'' the Lord of his mercie for Christes sake grunt : my 
desire is that my lovinge freind M"^ Thomas Retheriche, now Pastor of the pishe churche of Butlie 
& Capell, shall be, remayne & contynue as my mynyster, during of his life. In consideracon of 
his travell, care & paynes, his preachinge & in catichisinge to my sonne Willm & to the pishoners. 
And in respect of the good councell I hope he will give from tyme to tyme to my said sonnes, I 
bequeath to the said Thomas his competent dyet, foode & lodginge, and his wyve's in my bowse as 
they nowe haue it, during his lyffe. And I do further give said Thomas one yeerly stipend of 
twenty poundes duringe life. To eche of my daughters that are married I give one Ringe. The 
Residue of my estate to ffrancis my wyffe and to William my sonne whome I appoint my executours ; 
and I intreat my lovinge and good freind & brother in lawe John Osborne to be supvisor. My will, 
conteyninge one & twentie sheetes of pap fyled together with a redd silke lace, I have sealed with 
iny seale of Armes. Probatum, 2 Martij 1600, juramento procuris ffrancis & Willmi fforthe. 

Cur. Ep Norwich, Originals, A° 1600. 


ill of ^rr militant fortb, 1612. 

Sir William iforthe of fFameham in the Countie of Suffolk, Knight, 7 Sept. 10 James. To be 
buried at Butley. To my wife one hundred pounds yerely out of my lands in Butley, Capell and 
Boy ton, My ffarm in Boy ton to William fforthe my son. To both my daughters five hundred 
pounds apiece at their age of sixteen years. Sir Henry Glemham, Knight, to be my sole 
executor. Probat 11 Dec. 1621. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 107 Dale. 

ill Df lobit yortb, 1615. 

In the Name of God, Amen. John fforthe of Much Stambridge in the Countie of Esse.x 
Gent. I comende my Soule into the handes of almightye god by whose free mercy and Grace 
I hope to be saved, and my bodie to be comitted to the earthe w'hin the parishe Churche of 
Stambridge afore saide. To my brother Israeli fforthe for the terme of his naturall life the sum 
of twentie poundes yerely. Item I doe give vnto Henry Winthrop, the seconde sonne of John 
Winthrop and Mary his wife my daughter, aud to the heires of the bodie of the said Henry lawfully 
begotten, my free messuages, lands &c. in the parrishes of Eocheford, little Stambridge, Hurwell 
and Assingdon in the said Countie of Essex. Item I doe give vnto fforthe Winthrop, the thirde 
sonne of the said John Winthrop and Mary his wife, my mesuages lands and tenements both freehold 
and copyhold in the parrishes of Hadleigb, Layham and Koyden in the Countie of Sufff. I doe 
give to Mary Winthrop, the daughter of the said John Winthrop and Mary his wife, the sum of 
two hundred and forty pounds of lawful money of England at hir age ot eighteen or her daie of 
mariage if that come first. To said Henry Winthrop and fforthe Wmthrop when at their severall 
ages of twenty yeres. I appoint the said John Winthrop and Mary his wife my daughter executors. 
Signature of Adam Winthrop as a witness. Probat apud Ingatestone 4 Junij 1613 Juramento JoRnis 
Winthrop vnius executorum. 

Sfiia . . . inter Johem Winthorpe et Mariam vx eius ex ecutores ex una et Israelem fforthe frem 
naturale et ligit defuncti, Ac. From original Wills, Arch. Essex, A" 1613, No. 63. 

Itll d (Blt^abitb flanB^, 1640. 

Elizabeth Rany of Hadleigh co. Suffolk widow 17 Nov. 1640. To be buried in the church. 
To my brother William Forthe the elder and his son William Forthe the younger twelve hundred 
and thirty pounds to pay legacies. To Jane Clarke five pounds a year for life. To Francis Gill. 
To my nephews John and Robert Forthe sons of my brother Phillip Forthe. To said Phillip Forthe 
my brother the lease of my house in Aldermanbury. To Phillip Forthe his son the term of years of 
my messuage in Mark Lane. To Jane Forthe my sister, wife of Phillip Forthe my brother 
aforesaid. Said Phillip to be sole executor. Probatum 19 Martij 1640 Juramento Phillip fforthe 
fratris & execut. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 35 Evelyn. 

«tll 0f pinltp Jortb, 1642. 

Philip ffoorth th'elder of Hadley co. Suffolk Esq. 12 April 1642. To Philip ffoorth, my second 
son, lands which I purchased of my brother Nicholas ffoorth in Roydon, co. Suffolk, &c., to him 
and to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten : failing such, to Robert ffoorth my youngeist 
son and heires males of his body : failing these, to John ffoorth my eldest son and heires makss 



&0. : and failing these, remainder to Elizabeth "Waldegrave, wife of William Waldegrave, Gent., Anne 
Vesey wife of Eobert Vesey, Gent, and Mary Southwell, wife of John Southwell Esq., daughters of 
me. To Jane my wife a meadow in Hadley, bought of my cousin Wintroppe. To my youngest 
son, Robert ffoorthe, lands in North Lopham co. Norfolk, in Roydon co. Norfolk and in Roydon co. 
Suffolk, &c. To John iFoorth my eldest son and to my daughter in law Mary iFoorth his wife. To 
my grandchildren Jeimimah Waldegrave and Philip ffoorth, son of John my son. My wife sole 
executrix. My brother in law William ffoorth and my son in law to be supervisors. Probat ult 
Aug. 1646. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 119 Twisse. 

ill 0f MilUam yortb, 1642. 

William fforth of Butley in the Countie of Suffolke P]sq'' 16 Jan. 1642. I give my soule into 
the handes of Almightie God, and my bodie to bo interred in Christian buryall in the Vaute at 
Butley where my Auncesto" lye. And as conoerninge temporall estate which God of his mercy 
hath indued me, I give all vnto Anne fforth my most loving and tender wife. And I doe make 
her my sole executrix. Sealed in the presence of vs William Tyrell, Geruase Hubbald, &c. Probatum 
10 May 1645. Jur. Annse fforth, Relictse. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 74 Rivers. 

ill of iorotbi) ^ontbwtt, 1645. 

Dorothy Southcott, daughter of Sir William fforth Knt. of Suffolk, the wife of Nicholas 
Southcott Gent., late of London but then of Widley co. Southton, by will nuncupative, 1 Aug- 
1643 or thei'eabouts, would give nothing from her husband, whom she named executor. Probatum 
22 ffeb. 1644 juramento mariti. 

Snia pro valore testamenti, inter Nicholaum Southcott executor"" ex una et Caro\ Perkins, 
fratrem vterin et Annam flforth matrem quarundam Annse fforth et Dorathese fforth neptium ex 
altera. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 

Will of m^ahtth iBll 1657. 

Elizabeth Dell of Bow widdow. Imprimis I doe giue vnto my louing brother Master Henry 
Bright of New England the summe of two hundred pounds. And if said brother depart this life 
before the paiment thereof, the said summe shall be devided amongst his children. Item vnto 
my sister Martha Blowers and her children. Vnto my neice Marie Blowers, daughter of said 
Martha, the summe of one hundred and seaventie pounds att her age of twentie and one yeares or 
day of marriage. Item I giue vnto Master Greenhall, Minister of the Gospel att Stepney, the 
summe of tenn pounds. Item vnto the poore members of Master Greenhill's church the summe of 
twentie pounds. To the poore widdowes of Bowe fine pounds. Vnto my nephew William Parks 
fiue pounds to buy him a peece of plate. Vnto my brothei- Master William ffoorthe and his wife, 
mv bro: Blowers and his wife : my cozens William Cawby Esquire and his wife. Master William 
Smith and to his wife. Doctor ffoorthe and his wife, blaster John ffoorthe and to his wife. To 
Master Thomas ffoorthe and to his wife the summe of fiue pounds a peece to be paid vnto every 
of them. Vnto my cozin Robert fforthe the summe of tenn pounds. All my wearing apparrell to 
mv sister Mary ffoorthe and Martha Blowers equally. All my plate and houshold stuffe vnto said 
sister Martha Blowers and to my nephewe Doctour ffoorthe, my executor, equallie. Vnto my cozin 
Ann liarrachis the wife of Richard Barilis [sic] of Hacknay, twentie pounds. Vnto my cozen Mary 


Eay of Ipswich twentie shillings. Item I doe constitute my nephewe Doctor William fFoorthe full 
and sole executor. Item I doe make my brother iFoorthe and my brother Blowers overseers. This 
twelveth of Aprill 1657. The marke of Elizabeth Dell. Published in the presence of Sarah 
ffoorthe, Anne West, Phebe Brown. Proved 6th August 1657, by the oath of William ffoorthe, 
the evecutor named in the will. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 295 Kuthen. 

Amongst the marriage licences granted by the Bishop of London in 1611, is that dated 20 
June which relates to Elizabeth Dell's half sister, Mary Barker. The entry in the Bishop's books, 
which I quote from the "Genealogical Gleanings" of Mr. H. F. Waters, stands thus: — "William 
Foorth of London, gen*, bachelor, about 30, son of William Foorth late of Hadleigh, Sufiolke, Esq. 
deceased, and Mary Barker of London, maiden, about 17. daughter of Eichard Barker late of 
Neyland, Suffolk, yeoman, deceased, with consent of Mary Bright ats Barker of St. Edmondsbury, 
Suffolk, her natural mother ; as testified by Danet Poyntell of St. Mary Aldermary, Merchant ; at 
St. Leonard's Bromley, Middlesex." 

WU at «tUiam Jfnrtb, 1671. 

William ffoorth D"^ of Law. I committ my soule into y^ hand of y^ Lord, and my Body to 
the earth, to be carried no further than from my dwelling house in Higate to the Chappell there, to 
be interred with as little vaine pomp and charge as may bee. To my brothers and sisters ffive 
pounds a piece to buy them mourning. Item, Vnto all the cofnission*" & ffarmers of the London 
Excise rings of twenty sliill. a piece. To my deare and loving wife JIargarett fforth all my goods 
except what I have settled by Deed. Vnto my said wife tenne pounds a year after my sister 
Cawleys decease. Item, All my Bookes vnto William ffoorth sonn to my bro: Tho: ffoorth, except 
wh' English books my wife will reserve for her owne reading. She full and sole executrix. 
Probatum vltimo die Junij 1671 jur Relicte Margaretse ffoorthe. The will is sans date. 

Cur. Praerog. Cant. 76 Duke. 

Cbanarg f rombings, yatih i yoxth^ 1680. 

February 1«' 1680. William ffoorth of the Vniversity of Cambridge Gent., Complainant. One 
William ffoorth, late of the parish of S' Giles' iu the Fields co. Middx, Doctor of Lawes, vnkle to 
y' Orator, had the Manor of Easthall in ffeltwell co. Norfolk, by lease of Christ's College Cambridge, 
for one and twenty years. The said D"" ffoorth, by Indenture, dated 23>i June in the twenty first 
year of his Ma**«» reign, between the said D"^ ffoorth and Margarett his wife and Mary ffoorth, 
mother of the said D' ffoorth of the one pte, and Thomas ffoorth. Citizen and Merchant Taylor of 
London, brother of said D' ffoorth and father of yo' Orator, of the other pte, for money paid by 
the said Thomas, did settle the said premises on yo'' Orator his nephew and on said Thomas ffoorth 
yo' Orators father. D' William ffoorth died without issue. Mary ffoorth his mother also died. The 
indenture is referred to in D' ffoorth's will dated 27 April 1671. Afterwards Margaret ffoorth, now 
widow of D"" ffoorth, confederating with Thomas ffoorth and Dannett ffoorth of London Esq', eldest 
brother and heire of the said Doctor, to defraud yo' Orator, detain the evidences, leases, &c,, giving 
out that Thomas ffoorth made default of paying the said money. 

Answer of Margaret ffoorth relict and executrix of D' William ffoorth. The premises yet are 
demised to the said Thomas ffoorth at a yearely rent of one bundled and forty pounds. Thomas 
ffoorth was questioned for a bankrupt. He hath, she believeth, the said College leases in his 
custodie. Chanc Proc. Whittington II. 204. 

116 surroLK manorial families. 

ill 0f JFranaa JFortb, \7U. 

ffrances ffoorth of Hadleigh in the county of SuiFolk, spinster. To be buried with my sisters 
in Hadleigh church. My copyhold messuage called the Angel in Hadleigh to my ffriend John Turner 
of Hadleigh, blacksmith, and to his heirs for ever, also my share of land &o. late the property of John 
fiforth, gent, deceased, which came to me as next heir upon the death of my sister Elizabeth 
Waynforth. A gravestone or monument with an inscription of mine and my sisters deaths to be 
placed in Hadleigh church. The rest of my goods to the said John Turner, he to be sole executor. 
Probate 6th November 1725 to John Turner. P.C.C. 228 Romney. 

Jfortb Irass in Bableigb Cijarcb. 

At the top are the Crest and Shield of Forth: — Quarterly of six, 1. Forth. 2. Powell. 
3. Breakspere. 4. Gwarrindy. 5. Morley. 6. Vaughan. The inscription is in capital letters, 
spaced as follows : — 

"Here lyeth buried the bodies of 
WiBiam Foorthe Esquier who died the 
14 day of September Aiio Dni 1599 & 
Of Dorothie his wife daughter & coheire 
Of Eichard Harvy of Worlingworth 
gent, who died the 14 day of October 
Ann" Dili 1581. Had issue 4 sones Phillip 
Edward William & Nicholas & one 
daughter Elizabeth married to 
M' Poyntell of London marchant. 

" But what noble Buildings these were before the Dissolution of the Priory, may be guessed 
at by the Gate-house & other Ruins remaining to this day. Out of which arose the Mansion 
House now called the Abbey. 'Tis an old decayed irregular structure . . . having but one wing 
on the Front, and a Portall adorned with some Pilasters of the Dorick Order, two below and as 
many above, all of Freestone, as is also the Entablement. Over the Door are the Arms of Forthe; 
Gules two bends vaire, on a canton ore a demi-greyhound currunt sable ; impaled with Glemham ; 
Ore a chevron gules between three Torteaux ; and on each side thereof their Crests. 

" The Gate hath for Ornament two Pilasters & their Pedestals of Freestone, together with 
the following Arms. First, a little above the Pilasters on the Outside, Forth, & three Lyoncells 
rampant ' I Powell]. Under the Pediment a Eyon rampant [Morley] ; and a little above the 
Pilasters on the Inside ; 1. Three flowers de lis [Gwaringdu] ; 2. On a cross five mullets [Broken- 
snearl • and under the Pediment, A chevron between three Moor's Heads, couped at the shoulders, 
and as many snakes wrapped about their necks [Vaughan]. 

" The Wainscot in the Dyning Room hath been very Magnificent & ornamentall, painted of 
Cooper Colour & adorned with fluted Columns & Pilasters of the Dorick Order ; the whole very 


copiously embellished with Gilding; the gold being reported not to have cost less than fifty pounds. 
The Cieling is adorned with Pannels of Crochett work, and the windows with Coats of Arms of 
Stained glass. The East window contains these: 1. Umphreys : — Gules a lyon rampant ore, armed 
and langued azure, a Ducal coronet in Chief of tlie second ; impaled with Frere, Ore two leopards 
faces in pale gules, between two flaunches of the Second. 2. Musket : — Argent, six leopards faces 
gules, three two and one, between two bars of the second ; impaled with Cock : — Ore a fess between 
two lyons passant, gules, armed and langued azure. And in the North window are these : — 
1. Musket, empaled with Cannon : — Gules a Bond argent between two Cottises ore charged with 
a Torteaux : 2. Umphreys impaled with Dandy : — Quarterly Azure and ore, on the first a mullet 
of the second : 3. Umphreys impaled with Musket : 4. Musket impaled with Abel : — Argent a sal tire 
engrailed nzure. And under the Pediment of the Door Case in the same Eoom are two Coats 
quarterly. 1 & 4. Forth ; 2 & 3. Party per chevron, sable & argent, two covered Cups in chief 
of the second, and three Spiders in base of the first : impaled with Gules a Lyon passant ore, 
armed and langued azure : with a Crest of Forth : a Bears Head erased sable, muzzled Ore.'' 

The Humphries were connections and probably ancestors of John Clyatt who married Elizabeth 
Devereux the ultimate heiress of the Forthes. 

Ford's "Suffolk Collections," Lib. Bod. MS. Top. Suffolk, d. 12, p. 415. 

Taken between "Mondy y' 12 of August" and "Saterday y* 24 of August," 1611, by John 
Eaven, Richmond Herald, as deputy to William Camden, Clarencieux King of Arms. 

Willis Forth of Hadleigh in suff: esq"^ mar: y" d. & h: of Powell of Wales & had issue 

Robt first Philogus 2"! soiie Willm 3<i Edward 4 Israel y= 5 soiie of Witt Forth John 6 Eliza 
& Katherine. 

Wiilm y* 3* soiie of Willm esq"^ mar: Dorathey d: of Richard Harvie of Worlingworth in Suff: 
Gent: & had issue Phillip first Willm 2^ Nicholas 3". 

Phillip Forth of Hadleighe sone & h: of Willin Gent mar: Jane d: & sole heire of Thomas 
Walton of hadleigh esq'' & hath issue Willm sone & h: age 9 John age 7 Phillip age 5 Eliza age 1. 

Harl. MS., No. 1820. 

The Forthe pedigree in Harl. MS. 1820, which is supposed to have been the note book used by 
Raven during the progress of his "Visitation, agrees with the official record in the Herald's College. 
The tricking of arms which accompanies the latter is Quarterly of Six; 1, Forthe; Gules two bends 
vaire argent and sable : on a canton or a demi-greyhound couped, courant of the third : 2, Powell ; 
Per pale azure and gules three lions rampant argent : 3, Brokenspeare ; 'Argent on a cross gules five 
mullets or : 4, Gwaringdu ; Per pale azure and sable three fleur de lys or : 5, Morley ; Argent a lion 
rampant sable crowned gules : 6, Vaughan ; Sable three boys heads couped at the shoulders proper^ 
crined or, having snakes enwrapped about their necks vert. Harl. MS. 1560, fo. 276'', gives an 
additional quartering : — Odiam ; Per chevron ermine and ermines, three covered cups ; the two in 
chief sable, and the one in base argent. This follows immediately upon Forthe, preceding Powell 
and the rest. 



Matthias Candler's Pedigrees of Forili, Harl MS. 6071, pp. 449 and 494, collated 
with Janner MSS , 180, 166, and 257, 478. 


Hohert Forth of Butley in Suff Esq. a man famous=T=. . . Okmham. 
for Bojise-keeping temp Eliz reigne. | 

Wm Forth of Bad-- 

. . . Forthe Esq: 
he trauelled and 
returned not : his 
wife had a child 
but he disowned 

Mary married to 
Sr Thomas Bam- 
bergh & after his 
death to L Vis- 
Cuunt Fairfax. 

Martha married 
to Sr Tho Hayes 
ds after his death 
to Sr Richard 


toSr . . . 
. . . Knt. 

Anne married I't to Good- 
day of PrestonBaU : her 
second husband was Owen 
Tasborough : a daW of 
hers was married to Wm 
Oopinger of Buxhall Esq: 


beth 2 
to Jo 

Wm Fm-tk of 
Nettlested Esq-: 
many children: 
Wm Dr of 

others: John &c. 


Amie I't married to Robt Gosnold Esqr of Sr Wm=^Dorothie eld-'=Oresham^WmTirren Anne mariHed Phillip^... daugh 

Otley of whniw the Qosnolds of Oiley. Forth 

Mer ^i husbi was Edioard . . . Mendham K^t of 

by whom she had Amie Ward married BatUy 

to Edward Malbye Esq. and Henry Ward Abbey. 
■who had iij daughters. 

est daughter Perkens 

uf Sr John Si hii 

Gilbert Knt of band. 

of Bury to WmRoffeof Forth 

Abby Esq Hadleigh Esq of Had. 

Si hus- hsAadaughter leigh. 

band. (See maivied to ... 

below). ~ ~ 

ter & heire 
of Walton 
of Had- 

Capt Will^^Anne daughter=WiUiam lirrell of Bury Abbey 

Forth of 


of Browne of Esq her S Husband had beere 

Essing hall in 3 Husband to y Lady Forthe 

Norf sone of Sr her l^t husbands mother: he had 

Antonij. no issue. 

John Forth- 
of Hadleigh 

Carey Esq. 

-Mary daughter of'^^Tho Southwell Philip. 
Harbottle Wing- Esq her S hus- — 

field of Crofield band, Robert. 
Esq. Royal descent. 

A daughter nam£d Anne married to Walter Devereux 
Jisqi'^ second sone to Sr Walter Devereux Knt Viscount 

Forth, g. on ij bends verry or & sa : on a canton of the l^t a demi 
grahound coupe current sa. 

I suppose y^ bends are rather Arg. & B in Mr Leverland's hooke. 

fforthe. g. ij 
ciirsant sa. 

verrey arg. and sa. (or Arg. and B.) on a canton or, a demi 

Robert fforthe Esq'}, was high sheriffe of Suff about the yeare 1596. His chiefe house was Butley 
Abbey which he left to his sonne S'* William fforthe K"^- and he /o his sonne William fforthe Ksqy 
who had only one daughter named Anne married to Walter Devereux Esqy, second sonne of Si" Walter 
Devereux Knt Viscount Hereford, now living 1659. 

William fforthe of Hadleigh Esq},, a yonger brother of Robert, left Philip fforth of Hadleigh 
Esqi, and his eldest sonne was John fforth of Hadleigh Esq}, whose sonne Philip fforth is now living 
1659 and vnder age. Since dead 1664. 

William fforthe of Nettlested Esq},, a yonger brother of Philip, purchased lands of the E. of 
Cleveland in Nettlested and built an handsome small house therevpon, but after sold the Estate to 
Robert Leman gent, who had one only daughter and heire married first to Thomas Baker uf Willing- 
ham hall in fresingfeld, by whom she had no issue, and after his death «o the Lord Goring, so called 
because his father was created E. of Norwich after K. Charles had left the Parliamt. The children 
of Wi«- fforthe Esqy viz: — W^, Dr of Lawes, John &c. have but a small estate in Suff. neither live 
they in the county this yeare 1659. 

From Candler's " Names and Armes of Sundry of the Gentlemen of 
Suffolk," &c., Tanner MS., Lib. Bodleian, 226, p. 53, 



jFortI) of ^alileisf). 

William Forth of Hadleigh, co. Suffolk ; Inq. p.m. 20 H. 7 ; had Coddeuham Hall Manor in Boxford. 
6 Aug. 1504. Will, P.C.C. 19 Holgrave, proved 24 Aug. 1504 ; names aon-iu-law, Thomas Baldrey, &o. 

Ob.=i= Margaret, 

I husband's will- 

named in her 

Alice, ux Roger 
Martin of Long 
Melford, Harl. 
MS. 1560, who 
20 April 1535 ; 
proved 1542. 

Robert Forth of Hadleigh,= 
s. and h., 20 H. 7. then set. 
30. Inq. p m. 32 H. 8. ; ob. 
27 July 1540 ; Will P.C.C. 
11 Alenger, 24 July 32 H. 8; 
prob» 16 Sept. 1540 ; had 
manors in Suffolk and Essex. 

. . . d. and h. of 
Odiam; s 3 cover- 
ed cups arg. ITarl. 
MS. 1560. A Brid- 
get Odiam m. WU- 
liam Warren, and 
their son John mar, 
Dorothy Forth. 

Borothy , ux. John Warien 
of Newton, co. Sufl. ; she 
was aunt to \Vm. Forth, 
who calls Koger Warren 
her son and Tho^ Ala- 
baster her son-in-law 
cousins in 1559 ; herdau. 
m. Arthur Vesey. 

Ehzabeth, ux Sir Thomas Baldrey, Lord Mayor 
of London, who names his brothers Roger Mar- 
tiT and Robert Forth in his will. A." 1534, P.C.C 
17 Hogen. Elizabeth Baldrey their granddau"" 
& ultimate heiress married the second Lord Rich 
and afterwards Robert Forth. Es>,ex Visit"^ 
Harl.Soc. Forarmsof 'lady Elizabeth Bawdrey, 
Baldrey impaling Forth, see Stowe MS. 692. 


Martin Forth, s. and 
h., 32 H. 8, and then 
set. 24 ; had manor 
of CoddenhamHallin 

Katheriue, 32 H. 8, 
perhaps the wife of 
"" , 1559. 

Dawbeney of 
London, mer- 
chant. Marl. 
MS.1560. See 
Fine Trin. 33 
and Forthe. 

M illiam Fortnf of Had-- 
leigh, Ksq. ; bought But- 
leyAbbey, 36 H.S.Will 
1 Mary ; jjrob' 9 Jan. 
1559 ; names brother 
Edward Morse, cousins 
Warren and Alabaster. 
Inq. p.m. 1 Eliz. 1, 87. 

2. Philologua Forth= 
of Wituesham. Gent. 
" my 2'l son " 1559. 
Pine 16 Eliz. Philo- 
logua and Mary 
Forth. Manors in 
Breisworth, &c., co. 
Suff., late Edmund 
Wiseman's, Gent. 

=Mary d. and coheire 
of John Wiseman 
of Thomham in 
high Suff., Harl. 
MS. 1560, by Elea- 
nor, sister and ooh. 
of Charles Cutler 
of Eye. 


5. Edward Forth 
He m. Susan, d. of 
George Crymble of 
Rochford in Essex, 
after 3 wife toTho' 
Goldingdf Posling- 
ford. See Forth, 
Cbymble, Bode. 

=Elizabeth, d. and h. of 
Powell of Wales ; mar. 
1540 ; executrix to 
husb^ 1559. They sold 
Coddenham Hall Ma- 
nor, 1 E. 6, to Wm 
Risby. Fine Kaster 
1547. See Powell op 

Julian, wife of Edward 
Morse of Stratford, co. 
Suffolk, clothier, whose 
will, P.C.C. 61 Wrast- 
ley, is dated 13 Njv. 
1557, his " brother " 
William Forth, Esq., 
being executor. 

Mary, devisee, 32 H. 8,. 
with her sisters Julian 
and Katherine in their 
father's will ; wife of 
. . . Brewse, 1559 ; 
Query of Giles Brewse 
of Denton, co. Norfolk, 
Esq. ? Btois. 

4. Israel Forth of Had-= 
leigh. His 2d w. was 
Margaret, d. of Tho^ 
Ferneley of Creting, and 
mother of Gresham Per- 
kins, Esq., Harl. Mil 
1560, Forth and Perkins 
Pedigrees. By her no 



Catherine, ux 
nock of Hel- 
ton in Suffolk, 
2d son of Tho- 
mas Mannock 
of Worming- 
ford ; under 
age A" 1559. 

Forth of 

Ann Forth, 
33 Eliz,, de- 
visee of Rich* 

Elizabeth, 33 

Katherine, 33 

Philologus Forth, ». of Philo- 
logus Forth of Ipswich, god- 
son, 1 589, to Alice Whetcroft, 
w"; so in her will. Cur. Ep. N.; 
devisee of Rich"* Whetcroft, 33 
Eliz. in will Cur. Ep. Norw. 

Jane Forth, da. of 
Israeli Forthe of 
Kersey, devisee of 
Isaac Smith, 31 
Eliz. in will P.C.C. 
37 Leicester. 

Robert Forth, 
devisee of Is- 
aac Smith 31 
Eliz. and then 
under age. 

Elizabeth Forth, 
devisee of Isaac 
Smith 31 Eliz. 
She and her sis- 
ter then under 


6. John 
Great Stambridge 
in Essex, Gent.= 
Thomasine Hilles, wi- 
dow of GeorgeCrym- 
ble. Will Arch. Es- 
sex 1613. SeeFoETH, 
Cbtmble, Bode. 

Mary, dau. and 
sole heiress, b. 
1 Jan. 1583 ; ux 
John Winthrop, 
Esq. ; after Gov.of 

I.Robert Forth of But- 
ley, CO. Suffolk, Esq., s. 
and h. Fine 11 Eliz 
Butley Priory late W™ 
Forthe his father's. 
Will Cur. Ep. Norw. 2 
Feb. 1600, 

■Margaret, d. of Edward 
Glemham of Glemham in 
Suff., her mother Mary 
Glemham of Benhall, w", 
in will P.C.C. 1 Holney, 
13 May 1568, names her 
/|\and her two children. 

See FOETH oii' Butley 

William Forth of- 
Hadleigh Esq., 3d 
son. Brass in Had- 
leigh Church. Ob. 
14 Sept. 1599. Will 
P.C.C. 73 Kidd 
proved 3 Oct. 1599. 

=Dorothy, d. of Richard Harvey 
of Worliugworth, co. Suff. by 
Johan, d. and h. of Keene. 
Her sister, Anne Ashfield, in 
will Cur. Kp. Norw. 30 Eliz, 
names her and the Forths. She 
ob. 14 Oct. 1 58 1 . Brass in Had- 
leigh Church. 

=. . . d. of Kene, 
2d wife. Harl. MS. 
1560. Dau'' pro- 
bably of Keen of 
Starston, Norff. 
Perth c. Bacon, 
Eliz. B. & A, 


Anne and 


ob. s.p. ; 




1. Philip rorth=pJoan,d. and 
of Hadleigh, Esq. sole heir of 
Will P.C.C. 119 Thom.Wal- 
Twisse, 12 April tonofHad- 
1642; probate 31 | leigh ; sole 
Aug. 1646 ; lands I ex" to her 
in Lopham, Norff.; | husband, 
names " cousin I 
Winthrop." | 

Dannett Poyn-^ElizabethForth.= 
tell, 1st husbd.; She made will 

mar. settl' of 
his widow with 
John Raney, 
1625, was of 
Loudon, Merch*. 

as Eliz. Ranye, 
of Hadleigh, w", 
P.C.C. 35 Eve- 
lyn, 17 Nov. 
1640 ; prob' 19 

=John Ranye, cit" 
and draper of Lon- 
don. Will p. CO. 
30 Russell 25 Feb. 
1631 ; prob 6 Ap' 
1633 ; issue by 1st 
wife ; bequest to 
Philip and W" 

3. Nicholas 
Forth sold 
his lands in 
Koydon, Suf- 
folk, to his 
brother Phi- 
lip Forthe. 

Wm Forth of^ 
Nayland, Gent , 
] 620, 2d son ; 
of Nettlestead, 
Blois. Named 
in 1st will of 
John Winthrop. 

=Mary, dau. of 
Hichard Barker 
of Nayland, co. 
Suff ; mar. 1611, 
half-sister to 
Henry Bright of 
New England, & 
Elizabeth Dell. 

1 WilliamForth 
dead in 1642. 

son," 1642. 

gest son, 1642. 


2. John Forth=j=Mary,d.of Har-^JohnSouthwell 

of Hadleigh, 
eldest son and 
heir to his 
father, 1642. 
His dan^ are 
named in the 
Bids MS, 

bottle W iug- 
field of Crow- 
field in Suff.,2d 
wife to South- 
well. Adm. 
Arch.Suff 1674 
to her dau*. 

of Harham, co. 
Suff, Esq., 2d 
husband. Will 
yer,7Nov 1660; 
ob. s.p. neices 

Wm Walde- 
grave, gent. 
1642, when 
she had da. 

Anne, ux 
Robert Ve- 
sey, Gent., 

Mary, ux 
Jo. South- 
well, Esq., 

devisee of his 
aunt Dell, 1657. 
Will P.C.C. 76 
Duke, proved 
June 1671, by 
Margaret his 
relict. Ob. s.p. 

— I — 

Forth of Lon- 
don, Esq., el- 
der brother. 


living 1657. 

— 1 

Forth, citi- 
zen and mer- 
chant tailor 
of London, 
Feb. 1680 

Philip Forth, devisee of his 
grandfather and his aunt Raney. 
Under age 1659 ; dead 1664. 


Jaue Forth, ob. 1710, 
£ct.63. M.I. in Hadleigh 
Church. Ob. s.p. 


Frances Forth, ob.l724s.p. 
M.I. in Hadleigh Church. 
Will P.C.C. 228 Eomney. 

Elizabeth, ux 
Ob. s.p. 

Wm Forth of Cambridge. Gent,16S0; 
devisee of D'' Forthe his uncle, 1671. 



dFortf) of ^Butleg- 

Hohert fforth of Butley in com. Suff. Esq. ;■ 
Fine 11 Eliz., Butley Priory late Wil- 
liamForth's his father's; uncle to Mary 
Winthrop ; High Sheriff 1569 ; Inq. 
p.m. 43 Eliz. ; Will Cur. Ep. Norw. 2 
Feb. 1600, proved 2 March 1600. 

Sir Thomas Hayes = 
K"', Lord Mayor of 
London, 1616. 

-Martha. 1. m. to S'' Thorn //oi/es=SirRichardYoung, 
Knt Ji Alderman of London. S. K"', 2d husband. 
to S'T Richard Yong K"l Secretary 
to the lord Chancellor Bacon. 


ux Pening. 

Margerie vx John 
Sogers of Essex, 

. . . vx Vale. 

Amy, 1568, ix Edward 
Warde of Mendham in 
Suff, living A» 1631, 
when Frances Tasburgh 
made her will. "' Rob. 
Gosnold of Oatley, Esq. , 
1st husband." Blois. 

Annevx WillmRolfeof Ilidley, 
com Suff.whoob.24Ap.22Jac.; 
Escheat 22 Jac. ; she adminis- 
tered the estate of Robt. Rolf e, 
her father-in-law, 1622, she 
being then a widow; sherenupt. 
Arthur Jenuey, Esq. Blois- 

-Frances, d. of Edward Glemham of 
Olemham in Suff. Her mother, Marie 
Glemham, names her and her children 
in her will P.C.C. 41 Holney, 1568. 
She is said to have married 2dly Sir 
HenryWarnerofMildenhalljKt. Blois. 

SirWilliamBambor-=A7a)'i^, 1. vx Sr ir)K.=Thomas,ls'Viseount 
ough, grandson of Bamboroughof TorJc- Fairfax, so created 
Wm.Bamboroughof shire K"' S to 2%om. in 1 628 ; no issue by 
Rendlesham, 1572. Viscount Fairfax. Mary Forth. 

John Herring of= 
Mendham, co. 
Suffolk, gent., 
second husband; 
she was his 
second wife. 

=ffrances vx Richard Good-= 
day of Kettlelaaton in 
^uff., by whom she had 
fforthe Goodday, &c. ; she 
made will as ffrances Tas- 
burgh of Mendham 20 
Marchl 631,Cur.Ep.Norw. 

l.Charlesfforthof=^Elise1>eth, d. 
Butley in com, & heire of 

Suff. ; " disin- 
her"'," Blois; de- 
visee of his 
Glemham, 1568. 


. . . d. & sole heire 
vx 5'' Philip Kni- 
vett of Bucknan in 
Norff. Knt <fc Bar- 

Francis Forthe, 
heir to his grand- 
father 43 Eliz., 
then set. 8. 


died be- 
fore his 

John Jerne- 
gan of Som- 
erleyton in 

2. Sr Willm forth of- 
Butley in Suff. irn- 
ther Jc heire ; Will 
P.C.C. 107 Dale, 7 
Dec. 10 Ja^ ; then of 
Farnham, Suff., K°t ; 
prob' 11 Dec. 1621. 

-Dorathie d. S co-- 
heire of Sr John 
Gilbert of ffinhorow 
hall in com. Suff. 
renupt, and had 
son, Chas. Perkins. 

1. Henry ob yong 
at Farnham, co. 
Suff. 22 Aug. 12 
Ja^ ; son and h. 
10 Ja^; Inq. p.m. 
12 Ja^ ; his bro- 
therWm. Forthe 
then set. 5, being 

2. Willem fforth o/=j=Anned.of Thn- 

Butley Esq''' Cap- mas Browne 

taine of the trayned of Ehing in 

Band. Will P.C.C. com. Nrnfolk. 

74 Rivers 16 Feb. She re-mar. 

1642 ; prob. 10 Wm. Tyrrell, 

May 1645 ; wife as above, 
sole executrix and 

■Gresham Parkins of Hod- 
ley and after of Butley, 
Esq. Hia will P.n.G. 133 
Clarke 24 July 1625; prob* 
19 Nov. to DameDorothy, 
his relict ; bequest toWm. 
/I^Forthe, wife's son. 


ly mention- 
ed in her 

■ WiUiamTyrrell of Bury Ab- 
bey Esq. 3^ husband to ye 
LadyPorth. Harl.MS.6071. 
fl e was after 2d husband to 
Anne Forth her dau.-in- 
law; Will P.C.C. 447 Ruth- 
ven 30 July 1657. Ob. s.p. 

=Owfcn Tasburgh of 
Mendham, CO. Suff. 
gent, 3d husband, 
1631. He mar. 
Frances Goodday, 
w°, circa 5 Feb., 6 

2d son, 

age II 

Doraihey, ux.Nich- 
olas Southcott of 
London, gent. Her 
Will, P.C.C. 32 Ri- 
vers, 1 Aug. 1643. 
Chas. Perkins, her 
uterine brother, 
and Ann Forth, 
her sister-in-law, 
named in Decree. 

will, "my 
two daugh- 

Walter Dever- 
eux, of Castle 
Bromwich, co. 
Warwick, 5th 
Viscount Here- 
ford ; cousin to 
Robt. Earl of 
Essex, temp. 2 

da, of Thos. 
Esqr of Bo- 
rough Hall, 
CO. Stafford, 
and widow of 
Thomas Mar- 
tin, 2d wife. 

Dorothy Forthe, 
devisee with her 
sister Ann in her 
aunt Southoott's 
will, 1643. 


Anne, sole da. & heir-- 
ess, died before hus . 
band. She marabout 
the year 1648; Cli/att 
c. Carr; settled lands 
on eldest da. 

•WalterDevereuxof Butley Abbey Edward Dever- 

and Glemham Hall, E.=q. ; Will, eux and John 

Arch. Suff. 6 Sept. 1 682; prob' 6 Devereux devi- 

Jan.l683;alsoP.C.C. 3Hare; 2d sees of their 

brother to Viscount Hereford ; brother Walter 

joined wife in settlement of lands. Devereuxl682. 


Hereford; had Christ- 
church inlpswich with 
Eliz.,d.&h.of SirWm. 
Withypoljhis Ist wife, 
by whom no issue. ^ 

of John 
of Suffolk, 
2d wife. 

Leicester Devereux, 
only son ; died circa 
1680 in his father's 
lifetime, Clyatt c. 
Bateson.; Will= 
Arch. Suff. 6 Oct. 1691 ; prob' 27 
Sept. 1694; to be bur. in St. Law- 
rence's Ch. Ipswich; ob. s.p. ; ma- 
nors to his cousin, SamuelClyatt, 
Esq. Clyatt e. Bateson, &c., &c. 

=Klizabeth Devereux, eldest 
da. and coh., mar. at Hark- 
stead 13 Apr. 1682; ob. s.p.; 
manors to her husband by 
Fine and Recovery cutting 
off entail. 

William Batteson of= 
Bourton on the Hill, 
CO. Gloucester, gent., 
set. 26, ao 1682. and 
unmar. See Visit" of 
Gloucester, Barl. Soe. 

^Carolina De- 
vereux, 2d 
da. and coh. 
of Walter 

Frances Devereux, 
3d da, and coh., 
mar, Thomas Vi- 
lett, clerk, jer- 
myn MSS. 

Leicester Clyatt, only child, died in hia 
mother's lifetime; M.L in St. Lawrence's 
Ipswich, where he, his father and mother 
lie buried ; bapt. there 20 July 1684 ; 
bur. 20 Oct. same year. 

Robert Devereux Batteson, eldest son,= 
1702; ob. 1736, oet 45. Arms— Arg. 3 bats 
wings erect sable ; on a chief gules a lion 
passant gardant arg. Batteson, Bateson 
or Batson. Of Bourton on the Hill. 

=Anne, 2nd dau. 
of Allen Cliffie, 
of Mathern, co. 

— 1 — I 






William Batson of Bourton on the Hill, CO. Glouo.;-r. . . dau. of . 
ob. 1819, set. 90. I "o. Worcester. 

A son. 

Pytts of Kyre Wyard, Robert Batson, ob. s.p. Anne Batson, 

The portions in italics are taken from the Forthe pedigree. Earl. MS. 1560. 

For the story of Elizabeth Devereux, heiress of Butley Abbey, see an article in the "East Anglian," New Series, Vol, iii, 138, 
entitled "A Clandestine Marriage," founded upon Chancery Proceedings amongst the rival claimants for the possession of her estates. 
Clyatt 0. Carr, Whittington II, B. & A. ; Clyatt o. Devereux. Whittington II, B. & A. ; Clyatt c. Hook, Mitford II, B. & A. 
Clyatt c. Bateson, Mitford IV, B. & A., &c., ice. Arms of Clyatt :— Arg. a bend double cotised sa. 

jfort!), Cri^mble, l^otie* 

ill of Eitbata dLrBtnltle, 1541. 

I Eyeharde Crymbill of Rocheforde in the county of Essex, gentilman, make this my present 
testament and laste will. fFurste I bequeth my soule to almighty god etc. Also I geue to S"^ 
Henry Canne, lately parysshe priste of Rocheforde, viij" to thentent that the forsaide S"^ Henry 
Canne shall preache gods worde Soundayes and holye dayes when convenyently he may, by the 
space of one yere, w*in the whiche tyme to preache tenne sarmondes at Rocheforde, tenne sarmondes 
in ffulnes, tenne sarmondes at Leigh, and tenne sarmondes at Pakilsham, and fyve sarmondes at 
fobbinge, and five sarmondes at Hever, the rest where he shall thincke mooste neadful duringe 
the saide yere, and yf the saide S"' Henry Canne cannott be gotten or will not doo it, then I 
will that myne executors shall gett some other to doo it, and yf they can gett none to do yt, 
that is to preache the woorde of god syncerely as is abovesaide, then I will that myne executors 
dyspose the saide viij" in deedes of charitie to the pore people. Item I geue to a pore priste 
to singe and pray for my soule and for all Xpen soules by the space of one quarter a yere 
xxxiij' iiij"*. Also I will to Agnes my wyfe all my householde that is not bequethed. Item I 
will to the saide Agnes, yn consyderacon and for the paines takinge for me, my lease that I hauo 
in Estwicke for the space of the yeres that I haue yn it. And yf the said Agnes my wyfe 
fortune to depart w*in the saide terme I will myne exectonrs enter into the saide ffarme and 
yerely to pay the yerely proffitts therof vnto George my sonne vnto that Rycharde my sonue come 
to the age of xxj'' yeres. And then to delyuer the saide lease stock and cattail to the said 
George, Rycharde and William my sonnes equally to be deuyded amougf theyme. And yf all 
they depart w'in the saide terme w'oute heyres, the said Agnes being departed, then I will all the 
saide lease and stoke to my doughter then lyvinge. Also I will that Thomas Crymbill the sonne 
of William Crymbill have the Indenture that was made accordinge to the Indenture that was made 
betwene my sister Margery Crymbill and me as touching Rogewarde in fulnes. Item I will the 
yeares of the olde lease at an ende, that George Crymbill my sonne to entre in to Rogewarde 
and occupye the one halfe jointly w** Thomas Crymbill, thone to be others heyre. And yf they 
both departe w'out heyres, then I geue my newe leas of Rogewode to my sonnes Rycharde and 
William. Item I will that myne executours haue the occupyinge of my flfarme cauled ffowlnes hall 
and all the proffetts of the tythes whiche I haue by lease of the Kinge I will that myne 
executours doo pay to my doughters 'at the day of theyre maryage or at xxi'' yeres of age xx''.. 



"When Eycharde Crymbill my sonne comytt to thage of xxi'' yers my execvitors shall delyver the 
lease of Sowthwike and the Indenture and lease that I hadd of the Kinge to Eycharde, William 
and George Crymbill my sonnes, and jf all my sons departe w'out heyres I will that my doughters 
receve ffarmes leases and profBtts, and yf all my sonnes and doughters departe w*out heyres then 
I geue the said leases to John Crymbill the sonne of Henry, William Crymbill the sonne of John, 
and Thomas the sonne of William Crymbill, and then I will they geve to my brother Hery Crymbill 
tenne pounde and if he be depated I will they geue vj'' xiij^ iiij'^ among my brouther Henry 
childerne. Item I will to my doughter Agnes StamI, William Stamer's wyfe, v mrcs, to my suster 
ffarnes childerne iij" and to my suster Tayler childerne iij" and to my suster Cowper childerne 
fourty shillinges and to my suster Chelsams childerne xx*. Item I geue the lease of the parsonage 
of Hawkewell to my brother in lawe William Taylo'. To my suster ferneres xiij' iiij'' euery yere 
duringe xij yeres yf she so longe haue neade. Item to my brother Henry Crembill my gowne 
furred w* cony. Item I geue to Anne Crymbill a cowe bullock of ij yeres olde and bullockes to 
Jane farners, Eycharde Tayler my godsonne, to my daughters sonne John frebarn and to Edward 
Stamer. I will that yf anny of my sonnes do putt oute Thomas Crymbill oute of certeyne londes in 
Pryttwell I will that he that so dothe shall lack xv". Also I will to Thomas Crymbill my nevewe 
all rents I haue receyued of the londes of Prittwell sence my brouther William Crymble dyed, the 
repacons allowed. Item I will that myue executors kepe all my childerne at scoole and then to 
bynde theyme prentys there as they may be vertuously brought vpp in truthe. Silver spones or 
gobletts to George my sonne, Johan, Margery, Margaret and Elizabeth my doughters. To Agnes my 
wyfe a barne called Beldam barn and londe therto belonginge painge yerely to John Crymbill viij*. 
Also I geue her the Downes and a parcell of lande cawled Halyscrofte. Also I will that John 
Crymbill haue my lease of Swaynes and Moreses. The residue of my goodes and cattail I geue to 
my executovirs whome I ordeyne Henry Bode of Eaighleigh, John Stone of Pakilshm. And I will 
that they shall yerely accompte before my ffather William Eutter and my brouther Henry Crimbill 
my Oversears. 

Decimo quinto Octobris 1541 .lohannes Stane et Henricus Bode onus execuconis renuciarnt et 
coiiiissa fuit administraco WiHmo Harres et Agneti eius vxor nup reice dicti defuncti. 

P.C.C. 35 Alenger. 

ill of %tov^t CrgmbK 1570. 

The seconde dale of Aprill 1570, George Crymble of Moche Stanbridge in the Countie of 
Essex. I giue vnto euerie parrishe within Eocheford hundred siich somes of money as are hereafter 
expressed to be distributed amongst the poore . . . Item, I giue to my brother . Eichard Crimble 
x" . . . to Grace Crymble my brother Eichard Crymbles daughter v'' at the age of xviij yeres or 
at the daie of hir mariage ... to Eichard Crymble my brothers sone v'' . . . to my syster 
Margaret Betts xl^ ... to euerie one oif my syster Stamers children xl' ... to my brother 
Stamer the iiij" that he oweth me ... to eurie one of my aunt Taylors children xx^ a pece . . . 
to Benjamin Shene xx= ... to Grace Eobson xx^ at the age of xv yeres ... to euerye of my 
vncle Henry Crymbles children . . , toward the repayringe of Hulbrege xl^ ... to euerie one of 
midell John Crypes children xij"^ ... to Thom^ Hosear xx' ... to Margaret Eob John xx' . . . 
to Clemence Hills XL^ Itm I giue and bequeath to Thomasin my wief Lxxx" to be paied to 


her ymediatlie after my decease, and all hir apparell and hir dwelliuge and oooiipieing of my 
house and lande in Moche Stanbrege called fFynches w'" the stoclce of cattell vpon the grounde 
there duringe hir lief, and the one halffe off all my household stuffe at the appointment off my 
overseers, upon condicon that she shall not clayme anye thirde pte in anye other of my lands. 
Item, to M"^ Brice of Bursted iiij'' of current money vpon condicon that he will make xij sermons 
at xij sondrie places w"'in the hundreth of Rooheforde, whereof one sermon shalbe made at my 
buriall. Item to George Crymble my sonne twoe hundreth seventeen pounds ffive shillings sixepence. 
Item to Grace Crimble my daughter, Suzan Crimble my daughter, Marie Crimble my daughter 
(each) twoe hundreth seventeen pounds ffive shillings sixpence. My brother Richard Crymble shallbe 
my overseer and haue the bringing vp of my ffouer children ; that is to sale, George my sone, 
Grace, Suzan and Marye my three daughters. When George my sonne dothe come to the age 
of xx" yeres I will he shall recieve all suche goods and lands as are and shalbe due to him, 
and my three daughters when they severally come to their age of xviij yeres. If all my 
children die before they come to their ages before expressed their ptes shall remaiiie to my brother 
Richard Crimble and his children, to my brother Slamers children borne of my sister, and to 
myne vncle Heni-y Crymbles sonnes, and to my cozen George Crymbles sonnes equallie. All my 
land both ffree and coppie I give and bequeath to George Crimble my sonne, and to the heires 
males of his bodie lawfullie begotten : ffor lack of such heires males my lands to remaine to my 
daughters for the terme of their lives, and after to Richard Crimble my brother, and heirs males 
of his body ; for lacke of these, to my cosen Willm Crimble and the heires males of his body 
lawfullie begotten, and for lacke of these to the right heirs of the Crimbles, being males, for ever. 
The Residue of my goods to my children equallie whom I make my executours. And Willm 
StamS, John Crimble and Richard Pease, and the said Richard Crimble to be my ouerseers. Probat 
XV*' die mens Novembris 1572 Jurameto Gracie Crimble vnius executore. 

Snia ex parte Richi Crymble' probaconis testi Georgii Crimble nup pochie de Magna Stambridge, 
inter Thomazinam Crymble ats Bode retcam testamentm Jur testes probari peten ex una, et 
Richardum Crymble Admi'stratorem bonoru^ prefat Georgii Crimble duran minori etate Georgii 
Crimble, Gracie Crimble, Suzanne Crimble et Marie Crimble liberorf dci def et executoru^ noiatorf 
in testamento. P.C.C. 40 Daper & 10 Lyon. 

Mill of tbomaa IB0H 1581. 

The eighteenth day of June, 23 Eliz"". I Thomas Bode of Rocheforde in the Countie of 
Essex yeoman visited w"' sicknes in my bodie by the handieworke of God. To be buried in parish 
churche of Rooheford. My sister Hilles of Hackewell. To Alice Meller of Pagelsham my sister my 
howse and lands called Pakes in Pagelsham which John Mellei' hir husband now holdeth and a copie 
tenement in Eastwood to the said Alice and hir heires for evermore. To Thomazine my wief my 
tenement and lands in Muche Stambridge called Moones to hir and hir heires for evermore. To the 
said Thomazine my tenements and lands called Birds in Boreham for life, then the one half to 
George Crimble my wieves soune and to his heires for euer, and the other half to Edward Bode and 
William Bode my brothers and their heires for euer more. To my said wife tenement and lands in 
Terlinge in lieu of hir generall thirde of my other lands for life, and after hir decease to my 
brothers. To Thomas Stephen sonne of Robert Stephen my brother late of Brentwood. To other 
children of the said Robert. To the children of my cossin Robert Stephane late of Leighe. To 
my brother Stephen of Maldon. To my brother Thomas Collins and to Marie his wief my sister 


and to their sonne. To my said wife land in Althorne for life then to Alice Meller my said 
sister. Howse in Rocheforde whiche I lately purchased of John Crymble to William Corneford 
of Rocheford for life then to Marie Corneford his daughter begotten of the bodie of Clement Cornford 
deceased & failing issue of her bodie to William Hilles son of William Hilles. Lands late my 
father's, John Bode, according to his will. Judith Bode my sister. Cossens Edward and Thomas 
Jenyns. My two brothers wives and my brother William Bodes children. To William Richardson 
my orcharde in Prittlewell. Wife to be Executrix and brothers Overseers. Probate 2.3 Aug. 1581 
to relict. Sriia ad instantiam Alicios Samon ais Miller sororis. Second Probate 19 Dec. 1581. 

Arch. Essex. Brewer, fo. 19. 

Thomas Bode de Rochford, fil: et hoeres Johis Bode ex conjuge prima, duxit Thomasina/m 
filiam cui dedit terras in Stanbridge Magna diet Stewards, in Blach Notley, 

Boram, Rochford, et in Alderne infra hundred de Denge, post mortem cujus, ilia deponsauit 
Johannem ffurde de Buckley Abbye in com Suff^, qui hahuit exit Mariam, filiam suam et 
hoeredem, vxor Johannis Wenthcrpe. 

From the pedigree of Bode of Feversham, co. Kent, 1619, Harl. MS, 1432. 

Mill of §5foarti Jfnrtb. 1591. 

Edward flforthe of Keldon in the Countie of Essex, gent., 24 ffeb. 33 Eliz. To Suzan 
fforthe, my deere and welbeloued wyfe, all my lands and tenements duringe her naturall lyfe, for 
the better bringing vpp of my children. Vnto John fforthe, my second sonne, messuages in East 
Donylande in Essex, and messuages and tenements in Chelmesfforde, at his full age of one and 
twenty yeares. Vnto William fforthe, my sonne, lands in reveroon in Stambridge Magna nowe in 
the occupacou of William Boode gent, at his age of one and twenty yeares, and lands in Wickforde, 
Rawethe, Pritwell and Paklesham after decease of Suzan my saide wyfe. I further give to my said 
sonne John ffoithe my landes in Boram after the deathe of his mother. To the childe wherewith 
my wyfe is nowe grosment incent, if it be a man child, my lands in Stambridge Magna nowe in 
the occupacon of John Mylls ; if a daughter, one hundred pounds. Vnto Thomazine and ffraunces 
my daughters, one hundred pounds a peice at their severall manages or severall ages of one and 
twenty yeares. I give my severall leases of Keldon Hall to my sonne Edward ; but if he die before 
his full age of twenty one I give them vnto John my sonne ; and if John dye before his full age 
I give them to Willfn my sonne. I appoint my wife and my said sonne Edward fforthe my 
executors, and my brothers Robert fforthe of Butly Esquier and John fforthe gent, Owyn Tesborghe 
Esquyer and Henry Whetcrofte Docto"^ of the Lawe, Supervisors. Probat 29 April 1591, jur. 
procuris Suzanne relce, &c. P.C.C. 26 Sainberbe. 

ill 0f ®rifoar5 yortb, 161^. 

M"^ Edward fforth of New AVindsor, co. Berks, gentleman, sicke in body, 9 July 1612. I 
give, saith he, vnto my daughter Sibilla fforthe one hundred poundes when she cometh of age or 
vpon her marriage daye. My sonne James fforthe is to be myne heire ;• and when my mother dieth, 
he shall inheritt more land. I give to my wife one hundred and fiftie poundes, who also hath a 
Joynture, and whom I make my sole executrix. In witnes hereof we haue sett herevnto our handes 
and scales this xiiij"i of Julie, Anno 1612. John Martin, Vicarius de Nova Windsor. The marke 
of Anne Martin. Probatum 27 Julij 1612, Juramento Barbara relicte et executric. 

P.C.C. 64 Fenner. 


Knowe all men by these pntes that I John Winthrop sonne & heire apparent of John 
Winthrop & Mary his wife deceased, daughter & heire of John fforthe gen & Thomasin his 
wife deceased, have remised, released, &, for me & my heires by these pnta doe remise, release, 
& quite claime vnto my lovinge Aunt Susan Golding wifl & her heires all right, title, Claime, 
interest & demande w"^ I or my heires have or may have of, in, or vnto all or any the 
lands and teneints of the s* Susan in Boreham or els where in the s^ County of Essex w"'' 
were sometymes the said Thomasin flPorthes & conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the s'' 
Susan or her heires or the heires of Edward fforthe gen her husband deceased. And all Actions 
suits & demands whatsoeuJ w"*" I the s^ John Winthrop or my heires have or may have of 
or against the s"* Susan or her heires for any matter or cause whatsoeu) from the begininge 
of the world vnto the daye of the date of these presents. In wittness whereof I the s'^ John 
Winthrop have hervnto putt my hand & seale this sixteenthe daye of ffebruary An" Rf diii nri 
Carol tertio. 

This parchment, now in the possession of Eobert C. Winthrop, Jun., Esq,, of Boston, U.S., 
was never signed or witnessed. It is endorsed, " Sealed & Delii?ed in the presence of . . " 

ill 0f ^uaan O^oliring, 1651. 

Susan Goulding of the Cittye of London, widdowe, 15 July 1631. I will that my executor, 
Cornelius Holland, shall pay my dau"" ffrancis Vernon, widdowe, during her life natural], one 
yearely some of eight pounds, after one hundred pounds or more of the money oweing to me 
by Thomas Goulding gent, and fFrances Goulding shall be paid. After decease of said daughter I 
give said hundred pounds vnto Suzan Holland, daughter of said Cornelius. To my grandchild, 
James fforth, one hundred pounds out of the next moneys w"'' shalbe receiued of said Thomas 
and ffrancis Goulding, which hundred pounds shalbe layd out in repayreing of his bowses in 
the counties of Essex and Sussex. To my said daughter ffrances Vernon my silver beaker and 
both my beaver hatts. To Richard Vernon, the eldest sonne of said ffrances Vernon, my daughter, 
one hundred pounds on the ffeast day of the Nativity of S' John Baptist 1635 ; which hundred 
pounds I have alreadye putt into the handes of Thomas Smith, Cittezen & Pewterer of London. 
If said Richard Vernon decease before this, I give said hundred poundes vnto John Vernon his 
brother on the Nativity of S* John Baptist 1636 ; if both decease and ffrances Vernon my daughter 
also, I give the same hundred poundes vnto all the children of my grandchilden, Katherine 
Lowefield and Susan Clarke. Vnto the said Richard Vernon my best Bible, my wedding ring, 
and six joyned stooles covered with Turkey worke. To John Vernon, sonne of said ffrances, 
fiftie poundes. Vnto the said James fforth my silver and guilte bason and ewer, my white silver 
bason, &c., &o., at the age of one and twentie yeares or when he be marryed. Vnto my grandchild 
Sibill Holland, wife of the said Cornelius Holland, one hundred poumis, to be paid out of y* 
moneys w"*" M'' John Boade of ffeversham is to pay my executors. To Robert Lowefield, sonne of 
my grandchild Katherine Lowefield, twenty pounds att his age of twenty one. To Susan Clarke, 


daughter of my grandchilde Susan Clarke, twenty pounds, at her age of sixteen yeares or day of 
marriage. To Henry Smith, sonne of Eobert Smith, grocer, twenty pounds. To my cosen John 
Bead, to make him a ring v". Vnto my sonne Smith the grocer my watch. The rest of my 
goodes, chattells and creditts, vnto the said Cornelius Holland and James fForth equallie : they to 
be my executors. My kinsman Robert Lowfeild the elder, gentleman, and the said Thomas Smith 
(the Pewterer) to be overseers. Whereas certain ffreehould lands, called Wheelers, lying at Dunland 
in Essex, were conveyed vnto John Boad, gent., in trust for me, I bequeath said lands after my 
decease to ffrances Vernon my daughter for the terme of her life, and after her decease, to the 
said Richard Vernon and John Vernon her sonnes and the heires of their bodies : for default of 
such issue, to the heirs of the said Katherine Lowefeild and Susan Clarke, my grandchildren. Item 
I give all my messuages, lands, tenements, &c., in the Countyes of SulFolk or Essex (except 
Wheelers) vnto James fforth my grandchild and to the heires of his bodye : in default, vnto Sibell 
Holland my grandchild, his sister, and the heires of her body lawfully begotten for ever. Decimo 
octavo die mensis Aprilis 1634, coiiiiss probatii Corneliu Holland et Jacobu fforth, ex"^. 

Dean and Chapter of Westminster, "Camden," fo. 236. 

James fforth of New Windsor in the countie of Berkshire, gentleman, complaynant. One John 
fforth late Citizen and Clothworker of London your Orators vncle, your Orator being his next heire, 
about twelve yeares last past was seized of the moytie of a ffarme howse and fforty five acres of 
land called Birds in Boreham in the countie of Essex and of two messuages in Chelmesford and of 
a messuage and fifty acres of land called Wheelors in Dunnyland in the said Countie of Essex. By 
the persuation of John Bode of Dabbington Priory in the countie of Kent, then gentleman now 
Esquier, the said John fforth, without any peny or other consideration giuen, by deed indented sold 
said premisses to the said John Bode and his heires for ever upon trust that the said Bode permit 
Susan Golding, now deceased, grandmother to your Orator, whose heire also yo' Orator is, to enjoy 
said premisses diu-ing her life ; but if the said John fforth should tender sixpence to the said John 
Bode in the presence of witnesses at the Royal Exchange in London this conveyance should be 
void. John fforth had nothing in the world, as this assurance had stripped him of all his meanes. 
Having tendered the sixpence some yeares after, but not according to the precise words, he dyed. 
Bode now claymeth tytle to said lands. 

Answer of John Bode. John fforth had no issue. He sold said land out of respect to Susan 
Goulding his naturall mother. She had given him great somes of money and he desired to 
recompence her, but his merchandice beyond the seas had twice miscarried, both times by pirates. 
Having little or nothing but what his said mother allowed him, hee the said John fforth did sell 
said lands vnto this defendant, but Defendant never knew or heard of the Indenture until after 
John fforth's death, when Susan Gouldinge, being this Defendants aunte, did soiourne with Defendant 
in the summer time and did acquaint Defendant with the Indenture. Said Indenture was taken in 
Defendant's name in trust for the said Susan. Defendant hath beene at great charge and trouble 
uppon severall occasions on her behalfe. She was then wife of Thomas Gouldinge the elder of 
Poslingford in Suffolk Esquier, and the Bargaine was not taken in her owne name, Gouldinge being 
so ill an husband that he and the said Susan then lined asunder. Because Defendant was sickly and 


might die the said Susan desired that said lands might be conveyed to other trustees. So another 
Indenture was made 3* Nov'' 1623 betwene this Defendant on the first parte, said Susan Gouldinge 
and one Kichard Vernon the elder, citizen and mercer of London on the seconde parte, and Sir 
Edward Boys the yonger of Norrington co. Kent Knight, John Wynthrope of Groton Esquier, George 
Brooke of East Dunnylande co. Kent Esquier, and Thomas Aylett of Revenhall co. Essex gentleman 
on the third parte. In this Indenture Susan granted Wheelers to the said Sir Edward Boys, John 
Wynthrope, &c. for the terme of one thousand years, they payeing vnto this Defendant yearely one 
pepper come and suffering the said Susan peaceably to hould Wheelers, and immediately from the 
death of this Defendant the said Susan to permit the said Richard Vernon and ffrances his 
wife (daughter of the said Susan Gouldinge and of Edward fforthe Esquier former husband of said 
Susan) to have Wheelers with reversion to Edward Vernon, Richard Vernon the younger and John 
Vernon, sonnes of the said Richard and ffrances his wife, and they having no issue, with remainder 
to Henry S^mith, Susan Smith and Katherine Smith, children of Robert Smith citizen and grocer of 
London and Thomasine his wife, another daughter of the said Susan Goulding. The said Susan 
further assured the moytie of the messuage and forty five acres called Birds to this Defendant, he 
to paye one hundred pounds to Sybell fforthe her grandchilde yf Charles fforthe her brothej be dead 
without issue. After the miking of said Indenture Sybbil fforthe did marry Cornelius Holland of 
the citty of Westminster Esquier, and before 1631 when the said Susan Gouldinge made her last 
will, Thomas Gouldinge her husband beinge then dead. Susan Goulding died on the 30"" of 
Marche in the tenth yeare of the raigne of his Ma'"' that nowe is. Defendant takes it to be true 
that Complaynant is next heire vnto the said John fforthe and Susan Gouldinge. Defendant hath 
in his hands and custodie the said parte of said tripartite Indenture and said Deed poll made by 
this Defendant and a coppie of the will of Thomas Bode and a coppie of the Indenture of Bargain 
and Sale and a coppy of the will of Edward fforthe gentleman grandfather of Complaynant and 
husband of said Susan ; and Defendant takes it that said Edward fforthe hath devised said lands 
vnto said Susan for her life and after her deceass to said John fforthe and his heires for ever. 
He denieth that said John fforthe did at any time tender the some of sixe pence for the avoydinge 
of said Indenture. Charles I., B. & A., FF. 18-49. 

John Bode of Davington Priory in the county of Kent gentleman, complaynant. George 
Crimble of Stambridge in the county of Essex, gentleman, your Orators late grandfather, was seased 
of divers messuages lands and tenements in Stambridge and elsewhere in Essex of the clear value 
of three hundred pounds yearly. He made his will on the second daye of Aprill 1570, devising 
these lands to George Crimble his sonne and for want of issue of said sonne to Grace Susan and 
Mary Crimble his daughters for their lives, and then to Richard Crimble said grandfathers 
brother and the heirs males of his body lawfully begotten ; for lack of such he left them to 
William Crimble his cozen and the heirs males of his body ; failing these to the heirs of the 
Crimbles being males for ever ; and in default of heirs males to the right heires of the said 
George Crimble the testator. Grace Crimble was his daughter by his first wife, whoe brought 


a great porcon vnto the said George Crimble the grandfather, and George, Susan and Mary Crimble 
were children by his second wife. The said Mary died shortlie after without issue, and Grace 
married William Bode of Eotchford gentleman and by him had your Orator. Shortlie after 
said grandfathers death the said George Crimble his sonne entered into his lands and long since 
died without issue. By virtue of said grandfathers will his lands came unto the said Susan as 
the sole survivor of his daughters, as Mary and Graoe died in the lifetime of George the sonne. 
So Suzan entered into the said lands. She lived until March 1634 ; before whose death the 
said Eichard Crymble and William Crymble died without issue : and all the heires males of the 
Crymbles were dead without issue before the death of said Susan. By reason whereof one moyitie 
did come vnto your Orator as son and heir of said Grace Crimble, and the other moyitie to the 
right heirs of said Susan — Grace and Susan being the only surviving children of said George 
Crimble the testator, and your Orator heire general! of said George Crimble. But soe it is that 
one James ffoorth of Windsor in the Countie of Berkshire first p'tending himself to be grandchild 
and heire of said Susan and having gobten into his hands the original will & writings deeds & 
evidences — on death of said Susan did enter in vpon the lands, &c., and take rents as sole heire of 
George Crymble the testator. Now Grace yo"^ Orators mother was sole heire of Crymble by his 
1^' wife, who brought a great porcon in marriage, and said Susan was dau] of Crymble by his 
second wife. Your Orator ought to have at least as great a share as the said James fforth. 
fforthe also pretends William Crimble did suffer a Recovery : he hath cutt timber, &c., &c. 

Answer of James ffoorth Esquire 1635, George Crimble the testator was seised of messuages 
&c. in Much Stambridge, Prittlewell, In worth, Rocheford, Rawrith, Wickford, and Chelmysford. Com- 
plainant deriveth only by heires ffemale, knowing well that there be left heires males of the 
Crymbles, this alone overthrowing his p''tended title. After making his will, said George Crymble 
the elder, George his sonne, Richard Crymble & the said Grace and Mary Crymble all dyed. Only 
Susan (defendant's mother) and William Crymble were left, Susan being survivor of the daughters 
to whom the lands were left for life, and William Crymble the next in tayle. Thomasine, the last 
wife of said George Crymble the testator having for her dower the lands called ffynches in Much 
Stambridge, and Susan aforesaid holding the residue for life only, the remainder being William 
Crymble. William Crymble having the freehold vested in him by John fforth who had married the 
said Thomas'yn, and by Edward fforth who had married the said Susan, in Easter Term 26 Elizabeth 
the said Edward fforth did Recover the premisses against him the said William Crymble by Comon 
Recovery, by the name of ten messuages, eight gardens, eighty acres of land, ten acres of meadow, 
sixty acres of pasture, four acres of wood and twenty acres of ffresh marsh — as appeareth in the 
Records of said Court. By Indenture tripartite 6 May 26 Eliz"' said W"" Crymble of the P* part, 
Edward fforth <fe Susan his wife of the 2'' and John fforth & Thomasine his wife of the 3'' part, the 
uses of the Recovery are all declared, flinches to be to Thomasine for life with reversion to Edward 

fforth and Susan his wife and the longer liver of the two, and afterwards to the use of 

[document gone in this place]. Edward fforth so seised made his will ; he left premises in 
Chelmesford to John fforth his youngest son & premises unbequeathed to Ed\\ard ffoorth his son & 
heir, who was father to this defendant, and dyed leaving this defendant lands as his son and heir. 
Susan ^Defendants grandmother) also dyed about two years last past and before her death made a 
will. Defendant, who is but lately come to the age of twenty one, knoweth not the contents but 
will informe himself thereof. Chancery Troceedings, Charles I, B. & A., BB. lf2-26. 



Humbly complayninge, 15"' April 1635, John Bode of Daviiigton Priory in the Countie of 
Kent, gentleman. John ffoorth, late Cittizen and Cloathworker of Loudon, was about twelve yeares 
now last paste seised of the revercion uppon the death of Susan Gouldinge his mother (and your 
Orators late aunte) of the moyity of a ffarme howse called Byrds and forty five acres of land 
thereto belonginge in Boreham in the countie of Essex. And the said John ffoorth, having noe issue 
of his bodie, out of the loue w'='' hee bare vnto his said mother and to satisfie her for diuerse great 
somes of money lent him, by deed inrolled did sell with other lands and tenements the said moyity 
of lands vnto yo"^ Orator and his heires ; yo' Orator to suffer the said Susan, being uaturall mother 
of the said John ffoorth, peaceably to take the rents duringe her life. John ffoorth died ; and 
shortly after, havinge a desire to gratifye yo'^ Orator for divers curtesies, the said Susan Gouldinge 
by Indenture tripartite, dated the the third dale of November 1623, between the said Susan and 
your Orator, on the first parte, and one Eichard Vernon the elder Cittizen and Mercer of London 
on the second parte, and Sir Edward Boys the yonger of Nonington in the countie of Kent Knight, 
John Wynthropp of Grotton in the countie of Suffolke Esquier, George Brooke of East Dunnyland 
in the countie of Essex Esquier and Thomas Aylett of Revenhall in the countie of Essex gentleman on 
the third parte, hath appointed that your Orator should convey the said moyity unto the said Sir 
Edward Boys, &c., to the only behoof of the said Susan, and after her decease to the said Sir 
Edward Boys, ifec, their heires and assignes for ever, they to suffer your Orator and his heirs to 
enioye said lands. Vppon condition that yo"^ Orator or his heires should pay at the Eoyall Exchange 
in London vnto Sybill fforth, grandchilde of the said Susan, the some of one hundred pounds, 
within twoe yeares next after the death of the said Susan. Aboute the fifteenth daie of July 
1631 the said Susan Gouldinge did make her laste will and did giue vnto the said Sybill, by 
the name of Sybill Holland wife of Cornelius Holland of the citty of AVestminster Esquier, the 
some of one hundred pounds out of the moneys which your Orator was to paye vnto the 
executors of the said Susan. On the thirtieth of March in the tenth yeare of King James Susan 
Gouldinge died. But now soe it is that James ffoorthe, whoe is or ptcnds to bee next heire vnto- 
the said Susan and allsoe vnto the said John ffoorthe, althought he hath heard the said Susan 
Goulding his grandmother affirme that John ffoorth her sonne did conveye those lands to yo"" 
Orator, and knoweth, being her executor, that she hath confirmed them by said tripartite Indenture, 
and hath by her will given lands called Wheelers to her own daughter and grandchildren, and that 
he, James ffoorth, hath himself in a letter dated the third daie of December 1634, acknowledged the 
said moyity of Byrds to be your Orators, and that Thomas Gouldinge the said Susan's husband and 
the said Susan herself acknowledged it by a Fine : Knowing also that your Orator went to councell 
for the said Susan at his own costs on account of Thomas Gouldinge her husband his ill vsage of 
her, intending to pfer a Bill against said Thomas Gouldinge into this llono'''* Courte of Chancery 
for her good maintenance : Yet the said James ffoorth out of his covetuous and contensious minde, 
to get away Wheelers from his grandmothers grandchildren and the moyitie of Byrds from your 
Orator, hath preferred a Bill against your Orator into this hon'"''* Courte full of false things, and 
saith the said Indenture is obliterated. Your Orator is very weake and sickly, giuen over these 
twoo yeares by Doctors of Physicke and stirreth not abroad. He prayeth therefore that Your good 
Lordshipp would grant His Ma"^' most gracious writt of subpoena, &c., <fec., &c. 

The aunsweare of James fitorth gent. 4* May 1635. He much wondreth to see Complayuant, 
a neere kinsemen of this defendant, exhibit soe vnnecessary a Bill against this defendant taxing him 



that hee hath sued and vexed said Compl' vpon an advantage of the sickness and paine and old 
age of said Complaynant^ f^-ick anct painefull and -old arfd bedred as rhee the said Comp' is or 
maketh himselfe to bee, hee the said Compl' not many 'months since had vigor and health and heate 
inough to put this defend' to A- Trump and a hazard for all or the most part of • his ' inheritance : 
- — —^ was able to write lettars vpon lettars and neuer would bee att peace with this defendant 
being very young and rawe in all worldly affayres and lately come to his full age of one and 
twentie yeares. The said Susan Goulding in the tyme of her last sicknes much bewayled an'^ 
repented 1/he wrongs w^'' she had offered to this defendant in his Birth right. Complaynant need 
not bee sov peremptory in the supporting of a poore and weake title against a right heire who 
hath beeue most iuiuriously dealt w'hall. His deceased grandmother kept in her owne hands 
4ureing all her life both the said f/tended originall deed of Bargaine and Sale and alsoe the 
tripartite Indenture. Defendant hopeth that thesse things may be solemnly examined and deliberately 
Jieard and that this defendants' iust right may not be slighted. 

Charles I, B. & A., BB. 105, 13. 

Cbaitarn ^tatnhmp, ynrtb r. Withh, 1640. 

James Forth of Eaton in the county of Buck. Gent, being seised of one ffarme called Belsyes 
and of lands in Barfold & Houlton in y* county of Suff. about 4 yeares since did direct one Edw: 
Clarke to lett y® same. Wherevpon Clarke did treat with Agnes Webb, the widowe of Eich: "Webb 
whoe did formerly occupy said ffarme vnder yo"' Or: ancestors, and likewise with one John Webb brother 
vuto y' said Eichard. Yt was agreed that s"* Agnes and John should enioye y* ffarme from yeare to 
yeare only and should pay yearely y^ some of 49". But now soe yt ys that s"^ Agnes Webb and John 
Webb ta;keiug notice y' yo"^ Or: hath noe thing in writeing vnder theire hands, and yo"^ Or: 
liaveing mislayd his writeings w*^*" concjne y* s* |?misses, give out in speeches y' they nor either of 
them doe make any such agream*, but that they are seised of y" inhitance of y" jJmisses, and 
■doe refuse to pay y" 49" p aiinu and alsoe doth vtterly spoyle & destroy y" s"" house by plucking 
A'pp y^ plancks thereof, and some of them liave felled and carryed away greate pte of y" tymber. 

Answeares of Agnes Webb widdowe, John Webb & Charles Steine Def'^. They thinke it to 
be true that Comp^' is lawfully seised of the ferme called Bellsies & of lands & tenem*^ in 
Eastberholt and Houlton, and did imploy Edward Clarke of Eastberholt to let said lands, whoe had 
bin form^ly imployed in that kinde by the grandmother of Comp". Eichard Webb did formJly 
occupy said ferme vnd some of Comp'** ancestors. But Agnes & John Webb doe deny that there 
was more rent than the yearly some of forty pounds. They have bin much dampnified by the 
molestacon of one Thomas Browne whoe ptended to haue a lease of the pmisses. Edward Clarke 
hath lyved for many yeares in Eastbeholt & is a man of great estate & creddit in the county and 
Comp" may vse his testimony well enough if he thinke soe fitt. Def'^ vtterly deny that they did 
jJtend to clayme the ^misses other than as fermors, or that they have spoyled the mansion house or 
•comitted wasts. And Def Charles Sterne doth deny the felling & carrying away of wood or timber 
growing vpon said grownds saving for necessary fyreing, fencing stuffe, ploughbootf, cartbootf, 

gatebootf & stylebootf, which the lawe doth vsually allowe to all fermors; -, . ,.- 

' ■ , Charles Ij B-& A, FF. 24, 22. 



dPortl). Crgmble, jBolie. 

Crymble of 

. . . ux . . . Farmer, . . . ux . 

1541. 1541. 

. . . ux Wm. Taylor, . . . ux , 

1541. 1541. 

, Cowper, Kicliard Crymble of Roohf ord, co. =f= Agnes, named 
Essex, gent. WillP.C C. 10 Alenger, in her hus- 
proved 15 Oct. 1541 ; had grandson band's will. 
Ghelsam, John Freboni : held lands in Foulnes 
and Prittlewell, and leased tythes of 
the Crown, temp. King Henry VIII. 

William Crymble, 
3d son, under age 
in 1541; apparent- 
ly dead in 1570. 

1 — I — I 

Joan, Margery and 
Elizabeth, named 
1541 in their father's 
will, and then appar- 
ently under age. 

Agnes, wife of Wil- 
liam Stamer, 1541 ; 
had son Edward 
Stamer, and divers 
other children. 

Margaret,named 1541 
in her father's will ; 
described as Margaret 
Betts in her brothers' 
wills 1570 and 1572. 

Margery Crymble, 
was party with her 
brother Richard 
Crymble touching 
lease of Rouge ward 
in Foulnes. 

Henry Crymble, 
living 1541, 
when he had a 
sou John Crym- 
ble and other 

Richard Crymble of Rochf ord, 2d John Crymble, 

son. Will Lond. Consistory 27 cousin and de- 

Aug. 1572, proved 7 Oct. by visee of Rich- 

hisrelict;theirissuealldead;many ard Crymbleiu 

bequests to religion and the poor. 1572. 

, . . Ist wife, said to^ 
have brought her 
husband a large 
portion in marriage. 
Bode c. Forth, Chas. 
I, B. & A. 

=George Crymble, 1st husband= 
of Thomasine Hilles, of Great 
Stambridge, co. Essex, eldest 
sou of Richard Crymble of 
Rochford; Will P.C.C. 40 
Daper 2 April 1570, proved 
15 Nov. 1572. 

■Thomasine, dau. of= 
Hilles of Essex, so 
described in the 
Blois MS, and the 
Forth — Winthrop 
pedigreeof 1611; died 
before Dec. 1612. 

=Thomas Bode of Rocljford, co.= 
Essex, 2d husband. Will Arch. 
Essex 18 June, 2.3 Eliz. ; prob. 
23 Aug. 1581 ; Ob. s p. ; devised 
estates to wife and brothers. 
See Bode Pedigree, IJurl. MS. 

John Forthe of Great Stam- 
bridge, CO. Essex, gent., 6th son 
of Wm. Forth of Hadleigh, 3d 
husband. WillArch.Essex7Dec. 
1612, proved 4 June 1613 ; es- 
tates to his daughter Winthrop 
and her children. 

Grace Crymble,^ 
sole da. and heiress 
by this marriage ; 
ultimately co-heir- 
ess with her sister 
of the half blood 
Susan Forth. 


=WilliamBode of Much ,bro- 
ther h devisee of Tho* 
Bode,1581; Will Arch. 
Essex, June 24 1591 ; 
prob. 2 Oct. ; names 
daughters unmarried, 
Susan and Frances. 


George Crymble, 
s. and h., under 
age 1570 ; de- 
visee of Thos 
Bode 1581 ; Ob. 

Mary Crymble. 

Susan Crymble, da. and= 
co-heiress, half-sister to 
Mary Forth. Her 2d hus- 
band was Tho* Golding of 
Poslingford, co. Suff., Ksq ; 
her Will, Dean & Chap. 
Westm., 15 July 1631 ; 
prob, 8 April 1634. 

=Edward Forth of Kel- 
vedon, co. Essex, gent., 
5th son of wm Forth 
of Hadleigh, co. Suff., 
Esq., brother to ,Tohu 
Forth. Will P.C.C. 26 
Sainberbe, 24 Feb. 33 
Eliz 1591. 

Mary Forth, sole dau. 
and heiress, half sister 
to Susan Crymble; b. 1 
Jan. 1583 ; mar. 16 Ap. 
1605, John Winthrop, 
after Gov. of Massachu- 
setts; d.^ia^April 1643. 
See Winthrop Fed. B. 

John Bode of Daviug-=j=Mary, da. of Henry 

ton Priory, co. Kent, 
Esq., only son ; entered 
pei in the Visif of 
thatCounty,1619. Will 
P.C.C. 51 Rivers 31 
Aug. 1641; Prob' 1644. 

Heyman of Sellinge, 
CO. Kent, Esq., 1619, 
2d wife. Uarl. MS. 
1J,S2. The Ist wife 
was Mary, da. of 
Sir EdW Boys of 

Edward Forth, a. and^Barbara 

h.,deadl634; of New | 

Windsor, co. Berks, i living 
gent, 9 July 1612, 1612. 
when he made Will 
64 Fenner P.C.C. ; 
Probate 27 July; Ob. 
vitu. matris. 

John Forth, citizen 
and clot.hworker 
of London ; dead 
1634s p; had lost 
much merchandise 
by pirates. 

William Forth. 

Thomasine ux Ro- 
bert Smith, citizen 
and grocer of 
London ; had son 
Henry Smith who 
entered ped. in the 
London Visit" of 

Fiances ux 
Richard Ver- 
non, citizen 
and mercer of 
London ; wi- 
dow in 1631. 


John Bode, "my stub- 
borne and disobedient 
Sonne," to have one 
third only of estates, 
the rest to his half-sister 
Mary Bode. 

James Forth of Windsor, co. 
Herks., Esq, 1635, s. and h. 
Bnae c. Bode, A" 1634 ; Bode c. 
Forth 1635 ; of Eaton, co. Bucks. 
1640 ; Forth c. Wurdner, Cha^I. 
B& A ; lands in Holton, co. Suff. 

Sybil Forth ux 
Cornelius Hol- 
land of Westmin- 
ster, Esq, 1631, 
and had dau. 
Susan Holland. 

Charles Forth, 
1634; then dead 
without issue ; 
grandson of 
Susan Golding. 

Katherine, ux Rich* 
Lowefieldandhad issue. 

Susan ux Francis 
Clarke, and had issue, 

Richard V^ernon. 
John Vernon. 

Edward Vernon. 

This pedigree is founded for the most part upon the Chancery Proceedings in Forth o. Bode, Chas. I., B, & A., FF., 18, 49 
Bode c. Forth, Chas I., B. & A., BB. 102, 26 ; and Bode ^. Forth, Chas. I., BB. 105, 13. 

lotoell of Wj)ittj)uttb. 

Who was Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Powell of Wales, and wife of William Forth of 
Hadleigh 1 A prolonged and most careful search amongst the wills at Somerset House and other 
Probate Courts; the Fines, Inquisitions, Close EoUs, Patent Eolls, &c., &c., at the Eecord Office; and 
the Pedigrees and Genealogical Collections at the Heralds' College and elsewhere, has failed to elicit a 
single fact in answer to this question. As Elizabeth Powell she witnessed the will of her future hus- 
band's father in 1510. As Elizabeth Forth she became the mother of an heir in 1541. We should 
have been altogether without clue to her identity had not three of her sons, or their immediate 
descendants, assumed the very remarkable quarterings of Powell of Whitchurch in Glamorganshire. 
The eldest, Robert Forth, caused them to be worked into the great gateway of Butley Abbey, where 
Davy, the Suffolk Antiquary, saw and noted them in 1810. They embellish the brass of William 
Forth, the third son, who died at Hadleigh in 1599. And John Forth, the youngest son, seems to 
have assisted, in 1611, a year or two before his death, in the preparation of the "Emblazoned 
Pedigree " of Forth and Winthrop, in which the quarterings of Powell, Brokenspeare, Gwariugde, Morley 
and Vaughan are marshalled in all their splendoxir. These quarterings were allowed to Philip 
Forth, her grandson, at the Suffolk Visitation of 1612. This being the case, we give pedigrees of 
the one and only family of Powell to whom such quarterings could possibly have belonged : and, as 
Welsh evidences are scarce, excerpts of two documents which help to establish the date of the Appowell 
who married the heiress of Vaughan of Methyr — the conjectural grandfather of Elizabeth Forth. 

lontr of f bomaa foMl 1525, 

Thomas Ap Howell de Whitchurch in Marchia Wait Gentilman, Robtus Ap Howell de On . . . 
in com Heref. Gentilman, Jolies Ap Guyllym de ffalley in com. Heref. Gentilman, & Hugo Vaughan 
de Kyngis Caple in com. Heref. Gentilman, recog. debere dni Eege centum libras, &c. The condicioii 
of this recognizance is that Thomas ap Howell, &c., psonally appere at next gen'all sessions, and in the 
meane tyme kepe the Kinges peax against William Eudhale the Kingis fci'iant at the lawe : they 
sonally to appeie before the King at Westin & then & there to aunswer to all suche caussis as shalbe 
allegid against them. Close EoU 15 H. 8. 

ill of mnlUx 3lp Eobrt, 1558, 

Walter ap Eobert of Trelecke, co. Monmouth, Esq, 8 Aug. 1558. To be buried in the parryshe 
churche of Trelecke. To Jane my wyff the terme of years I have in the Mylls at Vske. To George ap 
Eobert, my sonne & heire, my lands & tenements in Pantglasse w^'in the parryshe of Treleck : for 
lacke of yssue remaynder vnto my sonne Anthony ap Eobert — Chrofer ap Eobert — Thomas ap Eobert 
(yonges sonne) — right heires of me. Lease graunted by one Thomas Murtyn late abbut of Tyntame 
vnto my father Thomas ap Eobert. My doughters Johan, Mary, Elizabeth, Alice, fflorence. Elizabethe 
Appowell my suster. My goodis & cattells wythia the counties of Monmouth & Glouc: Thomas ap 
Morgon, Knyght, and my brother yn lawe Thomas Apowell of Whitchurch, gentilman, to be my laufull 
executors. Probat 14 Martij 1558 executoribus. Cur. Prserog. Cant. 51 Welles. 


JNtoell of Wl)ttcl)urrl). 

From the Golden Grove Book, four vohimes of Welsh Pedigrees collected by Eugh Thomas, Deputy 
Herald to Garter King of Arms in 1703, lent to the Public Record Office hy the Earl of 
Cawdor. The annotations in brackets are attributed to Theophilus Jones, the historian of 
Brecknockshire. Op. Cit , vol. i, B. 209-11, 218, 220, 221. 

Herbert the son of Godwyn the son of Elfryd, a British Nobleman disinherited by W" the Conqueror, m/: (as 
Bede Llwyd) da: of Godwin Earl of Kent. =j= 

Henry Fitz Herbert Chamberlain to King Henry y^ first m/: (as R. Brooke) Lucia (as CI: Cooke) Julia feh: Eobert 
Corbet Lord of Alcoster In Com. Warwick. (Eng: 328.) =j= 

I ' 

Herbert Fitz Henry (as CI. G ) m/: Emma f: Stephen Earl of Bloys and Charteras. sister to Stephen King of England, 
her mo: Ella f: W" y« Conqueror. =j= " 

, 1 

Herbert Fitz Herbert \A of Dean Forrest and Chamberlaine to King Stephen m/: Lucia feh: to Miles Fitzwalter Earl 
of Hereford, br: 205. =j= 

r -r n -> 

Petronella m/: Reynald Peter fitz Herbert as .Judge m/: Alice f: Roger Fitz Rogers a great Baron of Northum- 
Egidius de Ca- Fitzher- berland. [Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1205 : Lord of Barnstaple 1217 : died 1235. Edmns Bar. 
rew (p. 89). bert. Gen. V. 3, p. 263.] =f= 

r \ ; -J 

Herbert Fitz- Reynald Fitz Peter m/: Joan f : S"' W™ de fortibus Knt. Arg: 3 fornicauxes gu: al's unicornia as y« 
peter. S.T. ofiice of Armes : his eldest Da: & coh: The s"* Peter gave Arms, per pale az & gu 3 lions ramp' arg'. 

Herbert lA of Llanhowel & Beachley m/: Marg' f: S'' John Welsh Kn' (his Arms) arg a bend gu. 

Adam Herbert m/: Christian fh: Gwaringdhy Lord of Gwerndhu. [Arms per pale az & sa 3 fl de lis A. from Gwariu 
ddu & Ynyr King of Gwent] =;= 

Jenkin ap Adam of Gwerndhij m/: Gwenll. f: S"' Aaron ap Rees. Others say he m/: Alse fh: D* Roth lA of Roth, 
Arms, arg on a bend cottis'd sab: 3 mullets of the first. =j= 

I ■ ^ 

Gwylym &c. m/: Gwemll. f: Howel Vychan ap Holl ap Yerth. 

Thomas GU'm of P14s, yn y bethyr of Llan S' fread (as Cott: b) he m/: Mawd fh/: S"^ Jn" Morley of Rhagland Kn' 

Howel of Porthyr which he purchased m/: . . . f: Huntley. [By his] 2'** ux'' Cath: f: Grono ap Jvor Hir (gl: 5i) 
[he had with other sons], =f= 

I ' 

Hopkin. Hopkiu aforesd was of Whitchurch & m/: (as W.H.) . . . f . Hugh Huntley of Hadnock, 

I r 1 ' 1 1 

>Iarg'* m/: Nicholas Wm. (Gl: 2.) D" Vicar of Llandilo Cwesynyr. Thos. Tho» m/: . . . f. . . . Moore, Vicar 

=f= of Newland. =j= 

^ -P 1 r 1 r —L -, 

Robert Powel &c. m/: Jieynald m/; . . . f: Morgan Jane m/: Ji Philpot Joan m/: W" Gill'ms of Hopkin. 

Mawd fh: Lewis Vafi Gamage. =r of Rogefield. Monmouth. 

of Merthyr. bi-: 121. i ' 1 

=j= Bridget m/: John D^ GU'm of Treleg. Jane m/: W" J>i 2^ W"" Catchmay of Werceston. 

I • 1 1 1 1 

Tho^ Poll &c. m/: . . . f : Tho' John Poll, John [m. d. of Jevan David Phe. Robert of Howent [m. Elizabeth, 
ap Robert of Pantglas. S: T: ap Jenkin.] d. of Wm. Brown of Ross.] 

. mf. John ... da. ... da. Walter Powel &c. m/: Eliz: f : S"^ Thomas Jdin Poll' m/: Tho^ Poll' m/: . . . S' 
Harry. Herbert Knt. to: =j= in Wiltshire. John Bourn Kn'. 

I 1 

da. , . . da. 


d)e ®i0cent of Cl)omas! i^otoelL 

From "Heraldic Collections ly W. Penson, Lancaster Herald," 1613—1637. Earl. MS. 1052, fn. 23b, 2^. 

Aems :— Quarterly,— 1. Powell ; Per pale three lions rampant. 2. Brokenspear ; A cross charged with five mullets. 
3. Gwaringdu ; Per pale three fleur de lys. 4. Morley ; a lion rampant Sable, crowned Or. 

Crest : — A blackamore proper, crined Or. 

Qodwyn of Cornwall. -j- 

r -■ 

Herbert, soune to Godwyn=f= 

r -^ 

Peter, soune to Herbert=r 

Reginald, soune to Peter. T=Sibilla, daughter and heire of Blethyn Brockspere, Lord of Lowell and Bechley. 
Adam soune to Reignald.=j=. . . Da. and heire of Gwarin DDe. 

Jenkyn, sonue at Adam.=f=. . . Da: of Jevor ap Bledre. 

Wiliiam, sonue to Jeukyn.=p. . , Da: of Howell Vaughan ap Howell Yerworth. 

Thomas, sonue to William.=i=Mawde, Da: and coheire to S"' John Morley, Knight. 


Howell, Sonne to Thomas, Of this Howell, Powells of Whitechurch tooke first their=j=Katherine, Da: to Gronwey ap Jevor. 
surname of Powells. I 

Hopkin Powell. This Hopkin was y^ first that tooke the suruame=j=. . . Da. of Hugh Huntley of Hadnock in com. 
of Powell, I Glouo. [He was living 1456 and 1483]. 

Robert Powell.=p . . . Da: and heire of Lewis Vaughan of Marther. 


Thomas Powell, sonue to Rob'.=T=Elizabeth, Da: to Tho. Probart of Pantglas. [Sister and devisee of Walter Probart, 1558.] 


Thomas Powell nowe Liueiug A" 1576.^Persida, Da: to S' Jo. Borne Kt. 

The Bourne Pedigree in the Visitations of Somersetshire, 1565 — 1623, Barl. MS. mS, describes Sir John as oue 
of the principal Secretaries of State to Queen Mary. In his will, P.C C. 29 Pyckeryng, dated 18 May 1563, he leaves 
two parts of his Manor of Bateuhall, co. Worcester, to Dorothy his wife, and the residue to Authouy his son and 
heir. He also makes provision for the tuition and government of his children during their minority. This will was 
proved 1 July 1575, by Dame Dorothy his relict, and later on Administration was granted to Anthony Bourne the 
son, 21 July 1576, his mother having died. From the letters of this Anthony, AM. MS. SS, 21S, circa 1577, we 
learn that he and Thomas Powell had been friends together at Oxford, he having on one occasion rescued the latter 
from the police, and on another entrusted him with money for the payment of his debts. 

The earlier ancestry of Powell of Whitchurch is given us, with more or less exactness, in the pedigree drawn up 
by the order of King Edward the Fourth, when he created William Herbert Earl of Pembroke in 1460. (See Coxe's 
" Tour in Monmouthshire," pp, 141, 421, and the articles ou the Herberts in Burke's " Extinct Peerages.") For further 
information respecting the Whitchurch family the -reader is referred to the " Genealogies of Morgan and Glamorgan,'' by 
George Thomas Clark, pp. 264, 265, and to the Wakemau MS., an admirable compilation, now or lately in the custody 
of the Society of Antiquaries. 



M^ iort of 3^embroofe'0 ^^ebigree. 

" Drawen by Brooke, Yorke Hereaught." Abridged from Harl. MS. 6068, " Becords and Pedigrees of Wales," fo. 55"— 59^. 

Henry Htz herbert, Chami&iane to King Henry the jirst.=f=LuUa, da. to Robert Oorbett, Lo. of the.Castell of Alencester. 

, P 

Herbert Htz henry. =f= 

, I 

Herbert fiiz Herbert, Lo, of the forest of Deane by his^Luda, ladye of the forest of Deane, sister and coheire to Henry, Erie of Hereff and 
wife, Ao. H. S. J. Counstable of England, slayne by fits servaunt 24 H, $, 

I ' 

Tettr jitz Herbert, Lorde of the third part Brecknocke by the gift of Kinge John.=^Alice, daughter of . . . Saint John. 


r -' 

Jleginald fitz Peeter, Lord & Baron of Llanloneny by writ A" H. S.=T=Joane, doughf of William defortibus. 

r -^ 

Peeter fitz Reginald mar.=^Alice, da. & heire of Blethin Brodeipere. 

Herbert fitz Peeter. P'tie p. pale bjg S lions r'pt ar.=f=Margett, do. to Sr John Welsh, Knight. 

r— -' 

Adam fitzherbert, lord of Llanoveny and £elealey.=i-Christiane do. cfc sole heire lo Gwaring dduy. 


Sr Thomas fitz Adam, Knight, eldest sonn, Lord Jenkyn or John 2 sonn, Lorde of Giaern ddee by=j^WenUian, doughter of S'' Aron ap 

of LlanoweU. t= ye yift of Christian his motlir . \ Pldri, Knight. 

. ± J 

' William, sonn & heire of Jenkyn, Lord of Gwerndhy,=rWenllian, daughter of Howell Ychan. [Descended of the Kings of Gwent.] 

_;y I P- ^ 1 -y 

John, eldest sonn and heir. Lord of Dauid second son of Howell, 3 sonn, was of TKomas, sonn of Wm.,'j=Maud, da. and coheir to 
Gwei-n ddee. =t= Wm. =t= Treowen. =j= was of Pertheir, he I Sr John Morley, Knight, 

4/ si/ nI- miiried. \ [Lord of Raglan Castle]. 

I I I — 

Howell Thomas of Peythier, esq- : of this Howell Yeuan Thomas, Sr William Thomas, Knight,=i=Glades, doughter of .^'' DaUid Gam, 
ar the Powells of Pirthier (li; Whitchurch descended. second sonn. Lo. of Raylan. 1 Knight, <& sister of Morgan Gam, 

Hopkin. Harl.=f= . 
MS. 6068, fo. 

William Erie of Pem--^Ann, da. of 

broke, slayne at Ban- 
burye on the part of 
Edw. 4. 

Sr Water 


Elizabeth Herbert, 
mar. Sr Henry 
Stradlinge, Knight. 

Sr Richard Herbert of ColbrooTc, K.- 
of whom Mathew Herbert is descended : 
[and the Lords Herbert of Cherbury]. 

daughter of 
Thomas ap 

Robert mar. Mauld, 
d. tfc h. to lewis 

Ychan, heir at Me- 
thyr. [Vaughan.] 

Kalherin Herbert, 
wiff to George Gray, 
Earle of Kent, di 
lord of Ruthin. 

Sr George Herbert 
of St Julians, mar- 
red douf/hl to Sr 
Richard Oroft. 

, . . Powell of 
Wales, circa 
1520. Suffolk 
of Forth. 


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Sir Henry Graye, 

second of George 
and brother and 
hei''e to Rich- 
ard, Erie of 

William Herbert, 
Erleof Huntingdon 
marled Mary, do. & 
heire to Richard, 
Erie Riuers. 

Ann, wiff 
til John 


Sr Walter Her- 
bert, mar. Ann, 
sister to Edward 
Sta^: Duke of 

Mauld. wiff to Henry 
Percy, Erie of North- 
umberland, alaine at 
Talton fielde. 

Charles Som-- 
ersett, Erleof 
base Sonne to 
Henry, D. of 

doughter and 
heire of Wm. 
Erie of Hunt- 
ingdon, [heir- 
ess of Raglan.] 

mar. to Edw. 
Stafford, Euke 
of Bucking- 

Ann Percie, 
maried to Wil- 
liam, Erie of 
Arandell, who 
died 35 H. 8. 

Margett Per- 
cie, wiff to 
Henry, Lord 
Clifforde, first 
Erie of Com- 

^ Elizabeth Powell, 
Forth of Hadleigh, 
CO. Suff., Esq. 
r— ' 
John Forth, 6th 
son, whose d. and 
heir Mary Forth, 
bom 1583, mar. 
John Winthrop. 

Henrye Graye 
of Wrest in 
the Countey of 
Bedford, esq. 

Earle of 

Elizabeth Stafford, 
wiff to Thomas 
Howard, Duk of 


Henry Pitzalan, Lo. 
Metravers. <b Erie 
of Arundell. Eur, 
at Aru: 1579, 

Henry, Lo.Clifford, 
Erleof Comberland, 
father to George, 
now liuinge 1597. 

Grave, Erie 
of Kent, 
now liuinge 

William Somer- 
sett, Erl ot Wor- 
cester, father to 
Edward, Erie of 
WorcesUr, 1597. 

ITcomas Howard, 
Viscount Bin- 
don, sonn to Tho: 
Duk of Norff. 

Lo. Sta.f- 
ford, now 


La Marie fiiz 
Alayne, Z daugh- 
ter is coheire, m. 
to Tho: Duke of 

Frances Clif- 
ford, wiff to 
ton,now liuing 

Henry, Lord 
Pet eye, restored 
and created 
Earle of NoHh- 
umberlande 8 
E, 4 

r— J 
SirThomas Per- 
cie, second sonn 
to Henry, Erleof 
lande. =f= 

'l -" 

Henry Percy, Erie 
of Northumber- 
lande yt died in 
the towre oj Lon- 

Clojiton of jWelforti. 

Jlmifirial IBiarings. 

The Arms of Clopton, Sable a bend argent between two cotices dancettee Or, appear upon 
the seals attached to their deeds and charters from the middle of the fourteenth century downwards. 
Heading the Clopton pedigrees in Harl. MS. 1103, a contemporary copy of the original Visitation 
of Suffolk by William Harvey, Clarencieux King of Arms in 1561, are the following shields: — 

Clopton of Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. — Quarterly of six. 1. Clopton; as above. 
2, Mylde : Argent, a lion rampant Sable, over all a fess counter-compony or and azure. 3, Francis : 
Gules, a saltire between four crosses patee or. 4, Roydon; Chequy argent and gules a cross azure. 
5, Knevitt : Argent, a bend within a bordure engrailed sable. 6, Argent, three lions rampant gules. 
This quartering which is assigned to Kyrkham in Hatl. MS. 1560, and to Belhouse by Dr. Howard, is 
common to both families. The Crest is a wolfs head, per pale or and azure, and the Motto, 
" Dor en avant." 

Clopton of Listen. — Quarterly of four. 1, Clopton. 2. Mylde. 3, Francis. 4, Say e ; Per pale, 
azure and gules, three chevrons argent voided and counter-changed of the field, over all a crescent 
on a mullet for diiFerence. 

Clopton of Sudbury. — Quarterly of six, as iu Clopton of Kentwell, impaling Peacock, Gules, on 
a fess argent, between three plates, each charged with a peacock's head erased azure, as many mascles 
sable ; over all a mullet for difference. 

Harl. MS. 1820, has Clopton of Kentwell, Quarterly of six, as before, impaling Baruardiston ; 
Azure, a fess dancettee ermine, between six cross crosslets argent. 

Harl. MS. 1560, fo. 5, has Quarterly of eleven. 1, Clopton. 2,. Mylde. 3, Francis. 
4, Knevett. 5, Kirkham. 6, Bozun of Lincolnshire ; Argent, three bird-bolts gules. 7, Uffieete ; 
Argent, on a ' fess azure three fleurs de lis or. 8, Deane ; Sable, two bars argent within a bordure 
gules. 9, Paynell ; Gules, two chevrons, within a bordure argent. 10, Argent, semee of fleurs de 
lis, a lion rampant sable. 11, Sable, three cinquefoils, all within a bordure argent. The whole 
being, apparently, the achievement of Mary Clopton, afterwards the wife of Sir "William Cordell. 

The Shield of Clopton, quarterly of twenty, from Sir William Cloptbn's monument in Melford' 
Church, is pictured and described in Dr. Howard's edition of Harvey's Visitation of Suffolk. 


The wolf's head, as Clopton's Crest, appears on the seal attached to a charter of Sir William 
Clopton of the third year of Henry the fourth, 1402. It is occasionally represented, as on the 
Clopton monument at Lyston, issuing from a ducal coronet. 

A great number of Clopton wills, deeds, pedigrees, &c., have been printed in Dr. Howard'^ 
edition of " Harvey's Visitation of Suffolk," vol. i, pp. 20 — 136. Some additional evidences 
from the De Banco Rolls and other sources are given below. 

^t. Ins r. aLIajptnn, U98. 

Suff. Johannes de Scalariis attachiatus fuit ad respond Witto de Clopton de plaoito quare 
ipe simul cum Rico fratre ejus vi & armis intravit manjium pfati Witti de Clopton & Aliciam 
filiam & alPam heredem Warini fii Hugonis cujus custodiam & maritagium idem Johannes pdco 
\Vitto priuB vendiderat ibidem inventum cepit & abduxit & eam adhuc detinet. 

Et Jolies venit & defendit vim & injuriam, &c. Et bene cognovit qS aliquo tempore 
dimisit pdco Witto custodiam & maritagium pdce Alicie et bene defendit qS ipe non amovit 
pdcani Aliciam a custodia ipius Witti nee p ipm amota fuit, &c., et ita ponit se sup patriam & 
Wittus similit. Placita Coram Rege, Jfi H. 3, 1265, Abbreviatio Placitorum, p. 156. 

Warinui fil Huyonis,=^ Alicie uxor sua=Joh'ninis de Scalar Wilt'^ de Clopton. 
17 E. 1. I hosres. So maritus. =p 

liobi de Seint=Mabdia fil d; hcer. Alicia alt. h(£res,=f= Walter de Uloptun, 4. Hugo. 5. Adam, a Wm. Robert. 

Lishe. matris sue. matris sue. I S6 E. 1. priest. s.p. 

William, fil. 

Contention 'twixt Rohert & Mabel Seintlish on the one part <fc Walter dt Alice Clopton on the 
other part, after the death of Warren sone of Hughe, for lands in Cowling, Esthersham, Thimbelthorp, 
Rofham, & Gardston. The agreement was made that Bob <fc Mable should have all Warren's tenements 
n Thimhlethorp Roffam <& Cardston, with the tenement in Eautbersham which Roger de Fenditton did 
jiurchase of John Scales or Scala ; so that Walter & Alice must follow the sute against John Warren 
Earle of Surry, now tennant thereof, or against his lieires in the Kings Corts, & shall have payd them 
for costs yearly two marks for 6 years at Easter & Michaehncts. 

" Geneal. of Suff. Fam^" MS. quondam penes Sir J. Blois, p. 125. 

ill of ^ir mate Clopton, H15, 

In Dei nomine Amen. Ego Walterus Clopton miles de Hadlegh compos mentis & sane 
memorie condo testamentum meum in hunc modum. Imprimis lego animam meam deo beate marie 
& omnibus Sanctis eius & corpus meum ad sepeliend in cancello in capella bte marie coram ymagine 
eiusdem ex pte boriaf. Item lego sumo altari eiusdem ecciie quatuor marcas. Item lego ffabrice 
eiusdem eccTe x marc. Item lego p quodam tabernaculo de nouo repaudo predict ymaginis iij= iiij''. 



Item lego Elizabeth vxori mee omnia lectisfjnia mea exceptis quatuor lectis liberis meis exhibend 
secundu disorecionem executorum meorum & ornamenta aula & vtensilia coquiue quantum ad vasa 
enea & erea. Item lego Alicie mee ■vnam peciam argenteum desup auratt cum suo oooptof maiof 
^c. Item xv'' monete celebracioni iij mitt missarum p anima mea celebrand. Eesiduum vero oins 
bonorum meoriim non supius legatorum do & lego execut meis videlt Elizabeth v§i mee A\"itti 
■Clopton de Stoke armigero Nicho Seman cHco & Johanni Lawsell die, vt ea disponant p anima 
mea festinanans melius & oportunius quo videriut deo placere. Et ad istud testfii fidelit constituo 
A facio ^dictos Elizabeth "Wittm Nichu & Joftnem p presentes. In cuius rei testiom presenti 
teetamento sigillum meum apposui. Hijs testib3 Jotne Lyncott Kectore ecclie poch pdict Eico Benton 
ctico & Henrico Devyngton clico. Dat apud Hadlegh quiuto din mensis Maij anno domini mittmo 
<jccc""'xiij. Item constituo supuisorem istius testamentuum Jofinem Howard militem. 

Tenore presencium nos Wittmus Milton, &c., notum facimus vniuJsi'S q* xxviij die mensis 
Maij anno domini supradict Probatum fnit testamentum suprascript in eccKa conuentuali de Stoke 
Norwicen dioc. Et comissa fait administracio bonorem eiusdem dominis Nicho Seman executor! 
testamento nominate, &c. 

Lambeth Wills (" Nowic sede vacante "), Arundel, vol. ii, fo. 191*'. 

1^ lanro ^nit, CInptnn r. OLIoptan, 1417. 

Suff. Rex mandauit Justic' suis hoc Bra siiu clausum in hec vba. Henricus dei gra Rex 
Angt & ffranc & Dns HiBn Justic' suis de Banco saitm. Transcriptum pedis cuiusdam finis leuati 
in Cur Dhi E. quondam Regis Angl paui iiri anno regni sui vicesimo primo coram Jofee de Stonore 
<fe socijs suis tunc Justic eiusdem paui nri de Banco p bfe suu iuP WiSm fil Waiti de Clopton 
quereutem et Thomam de Clopton & Gilbtii de Pentelow psonam ecclie de Depedene deforo de 
quatuor mesuagiis vno molendino duaba carucatis sexcentis & quinqa acris tre quinquaginta & octo 
acris p'ti quinquaginta & quinqa acris pasture sexaginta & quatuor acris bosci & duodecim libratis 
redditus cum ptin in Wickhambrok Denardeston Stradesele Stansfeld Haukedon Depedene ffloketon & 
Parua Thrillowe quod coram noB in Cancellaf nfa venire fecim^ voB mittim^ sub pede sigilli nfi 
mandantes vt inspecto Iriscripto fidco vltelius ad psecucoem Thome Bendyssh & Alicie vxis eius & 
Johis Badewelle & Elizabeth vxis eius filiarQ & heredu WalPi de Clopton fil Willi Clopton inde fieri 
fac quod de iure & scdm legem & consuetudinem regni nri Angt fore videritis faciend T. me ipo 
apud Westm xvi die Januar anno r ii quarto TBscriptu pedis finis ^dci sequitf^ in hec v'ba. Hec est 
finalis Concordia facta in Cur dni Regis apud Westiii in crastino Ascensionis diii anno regni Edwardi 
Regis Angi tcij a conquestu vicesimo primo . . . iut WiHm fil \Valti de Clopton quef & Thomam 
de Clopton & GilBtm de Pentelowe psonam ecciie de Depedene deforc de quatuor mesuagiis vno 
molendino duabp carucatis &c. Vnde plitii conuencois sum fuit inP eos. Scilt qd fdci Thomas & 
Gilbtus concesserunt fdco WiHo tria mesuagia sexcentas & quinqs acras tre triginta & quatuor p'"ati 
quadraginta acras pasture triginta & sex acras bosci & octo libratas redditus cum ptiti . . . Et p?ea 
ijdem Thomas & Gilbtus concesserunt . . . qS vnu mesuagiu vnii molendinii due carucate tre viginti 
& quatuor acre p'^ti quindecim acre pasture viginti & octo acre bosci & quatuor librate redditus cum 


ptifi in 5dois villis ... que luetta que fuit v2 Wahi de Clopton tenuit ad tnu vite de hereditate 
^dci Gilbt et que post decessu ipius luettse ad pdcos Thomam & Gilbtin debuerunt . . . post 
decessum ipius luettse integre remaneant ^dco Witio . . . et post decessum ipius WiHi vnii mesuagiu 
centum & sexaginta acre tre quatuor acre p»ti sex acre pasture sex acre bosci & triginta solidate 
redditus in pdca villa de flaoketon integre remanebunt Wal?o fil eiusdem Willi & heredib^ de corpore 
suo . . . et si contingat qd idem Wal?us obierit sine herede de corpore suo ... tunc .. . eadem 
teri remanebunt JoRi flfri eiusdem Wal?i & heredib^ de corpore . . . et si contingat qd idem JoRes 
obierit sine herede de corpore suo pcreato tunc eadem ten remanebunt Edmundo ffi eiusdem Johis & 
heredib^ de corpore suo. Et si contingat qd idem Edus obierit sine hede de corpore suo . . . tunc 
eadem ten remanebunt rectis heredib^ fdci WiBi imppim. Et vnu mesuagm centii & sexaginta & 
decem acre tre decern acre pti octo acre pasture decem acre bosci <k nouem solidate redditus cum 
ptm in pdca villa de Tfarillowe integre remanebunt ^dco Jofti & heredib^ de corpore . . . imppm. 
Et si contingat qd idem Johes obierit sine herede de corpore suo . . . tunc post decessum ipius. 
Joliis eadem ten integre remanebunt f/dco Wal?o . . . Et si contingat qd idem ■Wal?us obierit sine 
herede de corpore suo pcreato tunc post decessum ipius Wal?i eadem ten integre remanebunt ^dco 
Edmundo . . . Et si contingat qfl idem Edus obierit sine herede de corpore tunc post decessum ipius 
Edi eadem ten integre remanebunt rectis heredibj fdci Wiffi. Et duo mesuagia vnii molendinu 
ducente & quadriginta & quindecim acre tre quadraginta & quatuor acre pti quadraginta & vna acre 
pasture quadraginta & quatuor acre bosci & vudecim b'brate & duodecim deuarata redditus cum ptin 
in ^dcis villis de Wikhambrok Denardeston Stradesele Stansfeld Haukedon & Depedene integre 
remanebunt Marie filie Willi Kokerell chiualer teuenS de capit . . . Et post decessu ipius Mario 
eadem ten integre remanebunt Willo filio ^dci Witti & heredibj de corpore imppiS. Et si contingat 
qd! idem Witts fil Witti obierit sine herede de corpore tunc eadem ten remanebunt fdco Johi & 
heredib^ de corpore. Et si contingat qd idem Johes obierit sine herede de corpore tunc eadem 
tenri cum ptiii remanebunt ^dco Wal?o & heredib?. Et si contingat qd idem Wal?us obierit 
sine herede de corpore suo , . eadem ten remanebunt ^dco ESo & herediba. Et si contingat qd 
idem ESus obierit sine herede de corpore suo tunc eade teri integre remanebunt rectis herediba pdci 
WiHi fit Walti imppm. Et p hac concessione & concordia idem Witts filius Walti dedit ^dcis 
Thome & GilBto ducentas marcas argenti. Et sup hoc veri quidam ... ex parte j^dcorf Thome 
Bendyssh & AUcie <fe Jofeis Bedewelle & Elizabeth et die qd tam |idcus Witts fil Wal?i qfn ^dca 
Maria tam obierunt & similit qd ^dcorf Wiffi fit Wilti & Johis fris Walti mortuus est sine herede 
de corpore pcreat & eciam qd ^dcus Wal?us fit Witti iam obijt et qd quidam Johes Pelham 
chiualer, Hugo ffrauncijs Armif, Alex Eustas, Eicus Leuerer & Wilis Coggeshale pdca mesuagm 
molenaum ^o. in Wikhambrok &c. ... in pdco fine content modo ingressi sunt & ea tenent cont 
formam finis jidci Et pet bre vie Suff directum ad fJmouend pfatos Hugonem Alexm Eicfn & Wiittn 
Coggesale eflfendi hie ostens si quid &c. quare ^dca mesuagm molendinu &c. &c. in ^dcis villis de 
Wikhambrok &o. . . . que ipi tenent in forma pdca post mortem ^dcorf WiHi fit Walti & Marie, 
Witti fit Witti Johis fris Wal?i & Wal?i fit WiHi ^fatis Alicie & Elizabeth filiabj & heredib^ euisdem 
Walti fit Wiffi remanere non debeant iuxta formam finis ^dci si &c. eo qd vt'qj fdcorf Witti fit 
Witti & Johis fris Walt'i obijt sine herede de corpore suo pcreato ei conoedit retorne bile hie a die 
Pasche in tres septimanas &c. De Banco Roll, Hill, 4. H. 5, m. 321. 

Sir Simon D'Ewes, who married the heiress of the Cloptons of Kentwell, made elaborate 
collections relating to their history, which will be found amongst the Harleian Charters and MSS. 
in the British Museum. He deals much with the same family in his '' Autobiography," a 
Bowdlerised edition of which was printed in two volumes in 1845. 


«tll of Wlltam Clnptait, 1612. 

October 25"' 1612. M"^ William Clapton Esquyre did in our hearing will & bequeath all his 

moveable goods & chattels what soever vnto his sonne William Clapton ; & being demaunded yf his 

meaning were not that his other sonne M"^ fFranois Clapton & M' Whitcroft should not have any 

of them he answeared that he would leave that to his sonn William his discretion ; & this he 

iustifyed to be his will. 

P me .lohanem ffirmin clericm. 

Thomas Neavell. 

Ex'"' U Januarij 1612. 

Coiriiss. London, Essex and Herts., 1612. 

Obviously the will of William Clopton of Listen, who died on the 25th of October, 1612, 
leaving William Clopton, his son and heir, Francis Clopton, his second son, and a daughter, Mary, 
married to George Whetcroft of Eye in Suffolk. 

ill of SEiUiam Clopton, 1640. 

This is the last will and testament of mee William Clopton thelder of Groton in the county 
■of Suff gent made and published this first day of November 1640. I commend my soule into the 
hands of AUmighty God stedfastly belie veinge throughe the onelie meritts and passion of my blessed 
saviour Christ Jesus to obtain pardon of all my sinns. I giue vnto my loving wife my customary 
lands in Groton holden of William Hobart Esquire as of his mannor of Lynsey, of John Sampson 
Esquire as of his mannor of Lillesey cum Sampsons Hall in Carsey, and of Isaack Appleton Esquire 
vnto the full tearme of eightene yeares. And after the expiracoii of the said tearme I will that 
all said customary lands shall come to my sonne William and his heires for ever By Indenture 
of demise bearinge date the seaven and twentieth of October last, I the said W"" Clopton and the 
said William Clopton my sonn, have letten vnto John Sampson the younger gent and Eobert 
Sampson gent all those my mannors of Chastlynes Chipley and Sandefords and all other my freehold 
lands in the county of Suff. vnto the full tearme of eighteene yeares, which lease was made in 
trust for the raiseing of porcons for my younger sounes and daughters. My meaneinge is that said 
lessees shall assigne vnto my said wife as well the said Indenture of demise as alsoe the said 
premisses, and that my wife (the yearehe rent of fower score pownds beings deducted) shall raise 
porcoiis for my younger children, that is to say for every one of them (except my youngest sonne) 
twoe hundred pownds a piece as they bee in senioiity one before another. And whereas I am 
seized of one coppiehold tenement lyeinge in Lynsey holden of the said William Hobart, of which 
mannor the custome is that coppiehold estates doe discend to the youngest sonne, my will is that 
my executrix shall shall pay vnto my said youngest sonne the somme of eightscore pownds onely 
and noe more. I doe heartily desire my said executrix that my sonn Walter bee contynued at the 


vniversity of Cambridge vntill one years after hee shall heve taken the degree of a Master of 
Arts, And I doe nominate my loving wife Alice Clopton to bee the sole executour. Probatum 
vicesimo Septimo die Novembris 1640 Juramento Alicie Clopton relicte. 

P.CC. 148 Coventry. 

It was Thomasine Clopton, the sister of the testator, who became the second wife of John 
Winthrop of Groton, afterwards Governor of Massachusetts, 6 Dec. 1615. Her marriage settlement 
is given at page 22. The pathetic story of her death, but one year later, as penned by her husband, 
will be found in Vol. I, pp. 79-89, of the " Life and Letters of .John Winthrop." 

ill of ^oky Clopton, 1750. 

I Foley Clopton of Bury S' Edmonds, Doctor in Physiok, resigning my soul into the hands of 
the fifather of Mercys do publish this my last will. Impris I give and devise unto James Reynolds 
Esq' Lord Cheif Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, Thomas D'Gray, Thomas Barnardiston, 
Baptist Lee and .John Moyle Esquires, John Turnor Esq' the present Recorder of Bury, my brother in 
law M" Edward Crispe, M' William Turnor and M"' Henry Turnor his son, M'' Walter Raye, M' 
Samuel Raye, M' Edward Isaack Jackson and M'' Joshua Grigby all of Bury aforesaid and to their 
heires so much of my mannors &c. in Suffolk and Essex, (other than my seat called Lyston Hall) as 
they shall think fit, not exceeding the yearly value of three hundred pounds, upon trust that they 
shall erect a convenient house in Bury for the reception and maintenance of twelve poor people, 
inhabitants of Bury, viz* six men and six women of the age of sixty yeares and upwards, and shall 
after said house shall be built, imploy the rents in the maintenance of the said poore people. Also I 
\\ill that when said trustees shall be reduced to five that those surviving shall convey the premises 
to eight other inhabitants of Bury under the trust hereinbefore expressed and so toties quoties for 
ever. Item I give to my cousin Richard Clopton of Coney AVeston one thousand pounds for the 
better support of himself and fFamily : to my cousin Thomas Clopton the sum of two hundred 
pounds and to my cousin Walter Clopton the like sum : to my kinswoman M''^ Elizabeth Tyler 
the like sum and to my kinswoman M"^" Elizabeth Murrills two hundred pounds. Item to the 
Master and ffellows of Queen's Colledge in Cambridge twenty pounds. To my relation M"" James 
Sturgeon a guinea to buy a ring in remembrance of me. To the poor of S* James in Bury fififty 
pounds and of S' Mary's parish fiifty pounds to be distributed amongst such of the poor who do 
not take Collection. To the poor of Liston in Essex ten pounds. I desire my body may be 
interred in Lyston chancell and a decent monument affixed in the wall near it with an inscription 
to be written by the Reverend M' Needen of Rougham to whom I give two guineas for his 
trouble — the monument not to be expensive nor under one hundred pounds charge. As to Lyston 
Hall and all other my reall estate I give to my dearly beloved sister Elizabeth the wife of 
M"^ Edward Crispe and to her heires for ever. All the residue to my said sister to be at her own 
disposal. I appoint (her) sole executrix this 30*'' October 1730. Probatum 23 Nov. 1730. 

P.CC. 301 Auber. 



Clopton of Wiffebambroofe. 

. . . Clopton of ... in the county of Sufiolk. So described in the Visitation ot 
1561. Harl. MS. 1103. William Clopton. Earl. MS. 1560. Of Clopton Hall in 
Wiokhambrook. Blois. Vixit, temp. H. L D'£wes, Harl, MS. 639. 

. . . Clopton, his son heir. Harl. MS. 1103. Sir Walter Clopton. 
Harl. MS. 1560. Vixit, temp. Stephani et H. 2. D'Ewes. 

'. . . dau. of . . . Grey of Buckingham Castle in the 
county of Norfolk. Harl, MS. IIOS. Anne, dau. of 
John Grey. Earl. MS. 1660. 

> . , 

f=. . . dau. of . . . Chewyt. Earl. MS. A daughter ux. . . . Ger- 
I 1103. Of Cheduyt Harl. MS. 1560. bridge. Harl. MS. 1560. 

. . . Clopton, his son and heir. Harl. MS. 1103. 
1560. Vixit, H. 2 et R. 1. D'Ewes. 

Sir William Clopton. 

Harl. MS.=j=. . . dau. of . . . Cockerell, Earl. MS. 1103. Of 
I Sir William Cockerell. Harl. MS. 1560. 

. . . Clopton, his son and heir, married . . . Trussell. Harl. MS. 1103. Sir William=i=Frances, dau. of Sir William Richard Clopton, fil. Willi. 
Clopton. Earl. MS. 1560. Walter de Cloptune fil Willi., temp. R. 1 et H. 5. ITEiijes. | Trussel. Earl. MS. 1560. 32 H. 3. h'Ewet. 

Harl. MSS. 1103 and 1560. 

Sir William Clopton. Harl. MSS. 1103 and 1560. Described^ 
in various deeds, Earl. MS. 380, dated 22 E. 1., as father of 
Walter Clopton. 

dau. of . . . Pygott. Harl. MSS. IIOS and 1560. The old inscrip- 
tion on the parapet of Melford Church describes the dau. of Sir John 
Peecot as wife of Walter Clopton, whom see below. 

Alice, first wife, dau. and^Walter Clopton of Wickham- 

coh. of Warin Fitz Huf^h. 
Blois. OfWm. FitzHugh, 
son of Hugh de Warren. 
D'Ewes, Earl. MS. 380. 
She was buried in Chip- 
ley Priory. 

brook, 22 E. 1, when he bought 
lands in Chipley, &c. See deeds, 
Harl. MS. 380. Dead 11 E. 3, 
Ipetta being then his widow. 
Died 20, E. 2. D'Ewes, Earl. 
MS. 10. 

-Ivetta, 2d wife ; a widow, 
11 E, 3,- Earl. Charter, 51 
A. 48; dau. and heir of 
Weyland. Dewef,.^ Earl. 
MS. 639. 

JohnClopton, her son, 11 E. 3. 

Clement, son of 
William Clopton, 
sold lands in Cow- 
ling to John Shar- 
delow, 16 E. 2, 
Harl. Charter, 48, 
C. 49. 


2. Adam, a priest. Blois. 

William, s.p. Blois. 

5. Hugo. Blois. 

Robert. Blots. 

Mary, dau.=Sir William Clopton - 
of Sir of Wickhambrook,21 

William E. 3. Will, Cur. Ep. 
Cockerell, Norw., 22 Jan. 1376, 
2d wife ; proved 14 Jan. 1377. 
mar. set- Lord of Toppesfield 
tlementin Manor in Hadleigh, 
Fine,Sl E. co. Suff. and Newen- 
3, 1348. ham Manor in Ash- 
Ob. s.p. don. To be buried 
in Babwell Friary. 

Thorn se 
de Grey. 
W Ewes. 
Md. 639. 
1st wife. 

A dau. mar. to =Sir Thomas Clopton=j=Katherine, 2d wife,^SirWilliamTend- 

Erpingham. 1st wife, 
— buried in 


dau. mar. to 
. . Walkote. 

A dau. mar to 
. . . Cavendish. 
Harl. MS. 1560. 
But see below. 

of Kentwell in Long 
Melford, described 
as son of Walter, 
Will, Cur. Ep. Norw. 
8 Mar. 1383, proved 
120ot.following. To 
be bur. by mother 
and 1 st wife in Chip- 
ley Priory. 

Sir WUliam 
Clopton,21 E.3, 
named 1376 in 
his father's will ; 
dead 4 H. 5 ; 
had Hawstead 
Manor, 8 H. 4. 
OwUum Char- 

Sir Walter Clop-=f=Elizabeth, 

ton, 2d son, 21 E. 
3, to whom his fa- 
ther left his ma- 
nor of Toppesfield 
Hall. Made Will, 
Lambeth Regis- 
ters Arundell II, 
5 May 1413. 

dau. probably 
of Sir John 
Peccott ; 
named on an- 
cient Melford 
inscription as 
wife of Wal- 
ter Clopton. 

John Clop- 
ton, 3d son, 
21E. 3, dead 
sans issue. 4 
H. 5, not 
named 1376 
in his father's 

Edmuud=r'Blanche Fitz- 

3, to whom 
his father de- 
vised his Ma- 
nor of Newen- 
ham Hall in 
Ashdon, co. 
Essex, 1376. 

Eustace, de- 
scribed as late 
the wife of 
Edm. Clopton, 
20 May 7 H. 
4. Earl. 
Charter, 57 
H. 7. 

Alice Clopton, da. and coheir, wife of Tho- Elizabeth, 
mas Bendish of Steeple Bumpsteed, co. da. and co- 
Essex, 4 H. 5. John Bendish claimed heir, wife 
lands there as their son and heir. 27 H. 6. of John 
De Banco Boll. See Bendish pedigree, Badwell, 4 
Earl. MS. 6065. H- 6. 

William Clopton. son and heir, passed his 
Manor of Newenham Hall in Ashdon to 
Sir John Howard, Sir Walter Clopton, 
William, son of Thomas Clopton, &c., 13 
H. 4. Earl. Charter, j8, D. o, and 48, 
D 6, Mus. Brit. He died s p. 

dau. and heir of Wm. 
Mylde of Clare, co. 
Suff. Made Will, 
Cur. Ep. Norw., 24 
Feb. 1403, leaving 
Kentwell Hall and 
Lutons to Wm. Clop- 
ton, her son. To be 
buried in Stoke Nay- 
land Church. 

ring, 2d husband, 
survived Kather- 
ine, his wife; was 
bur. in theTend- 
ring Chapel in 
Stoke Nayland 
Church. Earl. 
MS. 1560. 

Alice Tendring, only dau. and heir ; 
mar. Sir John Howard. She made 
Will as Alice Howard, P.C.C. 6 Luf- 
fenham, 13 Oct. 1426, proved 25 Oct. 
following, devising her Manors of 
Buxhall and Brettenham, co. SuflE., 
to Robert Howard, her son, and her 
Manor of Garboldisham, Norfolk, to 
Henry Howard, her son ; desires to 
be buried by her father in Stoke 
Nayland Church. 

.. Clopton, son and heir. Earl. MS. 1103. William Clopto*. Harl. MS. 1560. Not recognised by D'Ewe8= 
and perhaps identical with the father of John Clopton below. Wm., son of Thomas Clopton, is so described 
in deeds 8 H 4 13 H. 4, and 9 H. 5 (1407-1422). Barl. Charters, 54 A. 22, 48 D. 6, and 48 D. 15. 

r -■ 

Mareerv dau. of Sir Roger Drury=pWilliam Clopton of Kentwell, described by D'Ewes as Esquire=p. . . dau. and heir of Elias Francis 

-Margery. Harl Charter, Mus. 
Brit., 54 A. 2. Daughter of . . . 
Eustace. Earl. MS. 1103. 

of Rougham, co. Suff., Ist wife. 
She died 19 June 1420. D'Ewes. 
Earl. MS. 380. Named in M.I, in 
Melford Church. 

only. Sir William Clopton of Kentwell. Harl. MS. 1103. 
Died 1446. Long M.I. on tomb in Melford Church, given 
in the Davy MSS. Identical, perhaps, with the foregoing, 
Made a Will, Harl. Charter, 58 G. 28. 

of Norfolk. Earl. MS. 1103. "Mar- 
gery Francis " in the M.I. in Melford 
Church. She died 12 June 1424. 
D'Ewes. Earl. MS. 384, fo. 135. 

A daughter, doubtless Alice Clopton, JohnHarleston She was bur. 
in the CloptonAisle in Melf ordChurch 
VTeevei: =f= 

Catherine, ux. A daughter, ux. . , . Cavendish. 

John Denston. A quo Cavendish of Cavendish, 

Hnrl.MS.16G0. co. Suflt., and Chatsworth, co. 

Living 1458. Derby. Earl. MS. 1560. 

John Harlestou of Shimpl'ng, co. Suff , Esq ; Will, P.C.C. Stokton, fo. 206^, 31 May, 
36 H 6., proved 25 Oct 1458 ; names John Clopton and John Denston, his uncles. He 
mar. Margaret, da. of VVni. Berdewell, Esq. She made Will as Margaret Harleston, w», 
Cur. Ep. Norw., 10 March 37 H. 6. proved 6 Nov. 1459, naming John Clopton, her uncle, 
Elizabeth Harleston als. Berdewell, her mother, and John Harleston, her son and heir. 


John Clopton of Kentwell,=i=Alice, da. of Robert 

Esq. Will, P.C.C 17 Home, 
4 Nov. 1494, proved 16 
Nov. 1497; names Alice, 
his sister, wife of John Har- 
leston. Inq. p,m. 13 H. 6. 
M.I, in the Clopton chapel 
at Melford, which he built 
in part. Wetver. /f^Melford Church. 

Clopton of Kentwell, 

Darcy of Maldon in Es- 
sex. Harl. MS. 1103. 
Sister to Sir Robert 
Darcy, who names John 
Clopton, his brother, ia 
his Will, Cur. Ep. 
Lond., 1469. Bur. in 



Clopton of jElcnttocll. 

John Clopton of Kentwell Hall in Long Melford ; grandson or great grandeou=f=Alice, da. of Robert Darcy of Maldon, co. Essex, Harl. MS. 
of Katherine Mylde, the heiress of that Manor. Will, P.C.C 17 Home, 4 Nov. I 1103, sister to Sir Robert Darcy, who names John Clopton, 
1494, proved 16 Nov. same year. Inq. p.m. 13 H. 6. M.I, in Melford Ch. | his brother, in his Will, Consistory Court of London 1449. 

Joan, 1st wife,=y=Sir William Clop-=fThomasine,3dwife=Katherine, 

dau. of William 
Marrow, Alder- 
man of London ; 
buried in Mel- 
ford Church, but 
M.I. and 
are gone. 


ton of Kentwell, 
son and heir ; Will 
unproved,'given by 
Dr. Howard, dated 
14 Oct. 22 H. 8. 
He died 20 Feb. 
1530, set. 50. -^ 

Clopton of Gkoton. 

sister and coheir to 
Edward Knevett 
of Stanwey, eo. Es- 
sex. Margaret, her 
other sister, mar. 
John RoydoD. 

2d wife, 
buried in 
Ch. ; named 
iu her hus- 
band's will. 

Sir Kdmund Edward Clopton, 3d son ; of Anne, ux. 

Clopton, 2d Glemsford. co. Suff. ; Will, Thos.Hook- 

son, "Knight P.G.C.36Beunett,4Mayl504, wood, Esq.. 

of the proved 1510. ElizabethClop- who d. 12 

Rhodes." ton, his dau. and sole heir mar. H. 8. Altar 

Hurl. MS. Nicholas Wood of Fulboru, tomb in 

lo60, &c, CO. Camb. See Wood ped. Stanning- 

in Cambridgeshire Visitation, fieldChuroh 

1619, JJarl. AfS. IO4S. 


wife of 

John Clopton of=f=Elizabeth, da. and h.= 

~ - — ^j John Roydon of 

Essex, by Margaret, 

sister and coh. of 

Edw. Knevett above- 

41, 5 Oct. 1541, I named ; made Will, 

Kentwell, Esq. 
son and heir ; 
Will, Harl. 
Charier, 43, G. 

proved 5 Nov. 
same year. Inq. 
p m. 34 H. 8. 

Arch. Sudb.,as Eliza- 
beth Wythersbey of 
Sudbury, 1 Dec. 1563, 

=Robert Weth- 
ersbey, Gent., 
2d husband ; 
Will, P.C.C. 6 
Mellershe, 17 
Sept. 1559, 
proved 1 3 Jan. 

WiUiam Clop- 
ton, 2d son, of 
Esq.; mar. Eliza- 
beth, sister and 
of Listen. Heob. 
1537. See Clop- 
ton OF LiSTON. 

a priest, 
3d son. 
Inq. p. 

Elizabeth, ux. 
Sir Geoffrey 
Gates of Es- 

A daughter 
married to 
. . . Austin. 

_ 1 p^ 

Anne, ux. Rich- Dorothy Cloptou made 
ard Poley of Will, 'P.C.C. 5 Bennett, 

Boxsted, CO. 
Suff.,Esq. Her 
Will, P.C.C. is 
dated 14 May 
1549 ; prob. 20 
Jan. 1550. 

proved 26 Sept. 1508, 
naming her sistersPoley 
and Gates, a sister 
Anne Darcy, a sister 
Katherine, &c. 


George Clopton, 4th son, of Sud- Anthony Clop- Dorothy, Magaret,= 

bury, Gent. ; WOl, P.C.C. 31 ton, 3d son, mar. 1, to dau. of Sir 

Morrison 24 Sept. 1565. He mar. dead in 1563; ...White; Thomas 

1 . Alice, da and coh. of Sir Ste- mar. Eleanor 2, to Vava- Jermy n of 

phen Peacock, Lord Mayor of Hubbard. /feycc sor ; 3, to Rushbrook 

London ; 2, Eleanor Deve, by Had son John ... Apple- in co. Suf- 

whom a son, Francis Clopton the Clopton of Lon- ya,rd.Harl. folk, first 

younger ; and 3, Martha . . . don, devisee of MS. 1580. wife. 

By the first wife he had issue: — Eliz. Wethers- 

"r hey. 

1. George Clop- 
ton of Sudbury 
Not 24 in 1565. 

of York. Uarl. 
MS. 1B60. To 
go to Cam- 
bridge, 1565. 

3. Edmund 
Clopton, and 
5. Thomas 
Clopton. Uarl. 
MS. 1560. 

4. Francis 
Clopton the 
elder, 1565. 
To be a j)ren- 

1 — 1 


Thomas Clop- 
ton, s. and h., 
1553. Settle- 
ment by Fine 
1 & 2, P. & M. 
on him and 
Dorothy, his 
wife ; both 
dead s.p. vita 
patris ejus. 

William Clop-= 
ton, 3d son, 
of Kentwell, 
Esq.; Will, 11 
Dec. 1588, 
P.C.C. ; ob. 
s.p. Heir, 20 
Eliz., to Fran- 
cis Clopton, 
his brother. 

by Thos. 
1597, as 
Dame Anne 
Norris, late 
wife of my 

wife of John 
Smith of Gar- 
boldsham, co. 
Norff., and of 
Hundon, co. 
SufE., 1663. 
Barl. Jiy.s. 
1552 & 1820. 

wife of Ed- 
ward Stote- 
ville, final 
trix of her 
Francis and 
Thos. Clop- 
ton, 1612. 

=William=j=Mary, dau. of 

of Kent- 
well, Esq. 
son and 
heir, cet. 
32 in 
P.C.C. 17 
Inq. p m. 
4 Eliz. 


mar. to 
of Ched- 
iston, 00. 
Esq., and 
had issue. 

George Per- 
ient, 2d wife. 
She renupt. 
George Bar- 
nardiston of 
Nowell, CO. 
Bedford, Esq. 

Grisell, mar. 
Thomas West 
of Cornard, 

mar. to . . . 

John Clopton of 
Monks EUeigh, 2d 
son ; mar. Margaret, 
da. of Robt. Riece, 
Esq., relict of An- 
drew Hobart and 
aunt to Ryece the 
Antiquary ; issue by 
both husbands. 

rrancisCIoptonl563, Riece 

said to have had four Clopton, 

sons, Francis, Wm., younger 

George and Walter. son,1563. 

Margaret, Kath- 
erine and Anne, 
devisees of Eliza- 
beth Wythers- 
bey, 1563. 

George Clopton, eldest 
son, by second mar- 
riage ; of Kentwell, 
gent ; ob. s.p. ; bur. 
at Melford 17 July 
1687. Admon., P.C.C. 
23 Aug. to Thos Clop- 
ton the younger, his 

John Smith of=f=Agnes, dau. of Ro-=Francis Clopton of= 

Halesworth, co. bert Crane of Chil- Kentweil, Esq., 2d 

iSufE., gent. Crane ton, Esq. ; who in son, 1653 ; surviv- 

ped., Suff. Visitn. Will 7 Oct. 32 Eliz. ing son and heir, 

I06I, and Smith describes her as 1562, and then EEt. 

fed. Suff. Visitn. DameAgnes Clere ; 23 ; died 5 April 

Isthusband. yet living 1619. 20 Eliz , s.p. 

-Sir Christopher=j=SirEdwardClere 
Heydon, 3d husbd. I 4thandlasthus- 
named 1597 by | band. He&Dame 
Thos Clopton, as | Agnes, his wife, 
having mar. Agues I are named 1595 
his brother Fran- in the will of 
cisClopton'swidow | Thos. Cloptou. 

John Smith. Harl. MS. US4. Anne Heydon. Harl. MS. I4S4. Robert Clere. Harl. MS. U84. 

Thomas Clopton of= 
Kentwell, Esq., 
youngest son and 
at length heir of all 
his brothers. Will, 
P.C.C. 39 Lewyu. 
10 Jan. 1597. Inq. 
p.m. 40 Eliz. 1598. 
M.I. at Melford. 

Bridget, youngest 
dau., mar. John 
Stafford, Esq., 2d 
son, and ultimately 
heir of Sir Hum- 
phrey Stafford of 
Blatherwick, North- 
ampton. Hoaard. 

=M.ary, dau. of Sir 
William Waldegrave. 
of Smallbridge, co. 
Suff., and sister of 
Sir Wm. Waldegrave 
theyounger. Admon. 
P.C.C. Feb. 1599 to 
Sir Wm. Waldegrave, 
her father. 

Anne, 1st wife,=f Sir William Clop-= 

dau. of Sir Tho- 
mas Bamardis- 
at Clare 1 Jan. 
J 610; died 4 
Feb. 1615. M.L 
in Melford Ch. 

ton, Kt., s. & h., 
Cambr., 4 March 
1618 ; Inq. p. m. 
17 Jas, ; bur. in 

^Elizabeth, 2d wife, dau. 
of Sir Giles AUington, & 
widow of Sir Henry Pal- 
lavioini ; mar. at Hors- 
heath 3 Oct. 15 Jas. Sir 
JohnTracy,Kt.,3d husb. 
Her two sons Edward & 

Martha, 2d= Walter Clop-= 
wife, dau. ton, Esq., 2d 

Melford Church.s|,Wm. Clopton, ob. inf. 

of Isaac 
Barrow of 
Abbey, co. 


at Mel- 
ford, 1596 ; 
died at Ford- 
ham, Camb., 

'Anne, da. of 
Sir Roger 
Kt., of Snail- 
well, Camb. 
Harleian HoU, 
C. 15. 

named 1597 iu 
her father's 
will ; bapt. at 
Melford 1591 ; 
mar. there 1615, 
to Mr. Jerome 


Anue'ojopton, sole dau. and heiress, bapt. at Clare, 2 March 1612 ; mar. Sir Simon D'Ewes 1. William RogerClop- Daniel 

of Stowlangtoft, Bart. Cecilia D' Ewes, their only child, wife of Sir Thos. Darcy of St. Clopton, ton.sonand Clopton, 

Cleres Hall, CO. Essex, Part., was buried in the Clopton Aisle at Melfoid 1 June 1661. died young, heir, 1637. 3d son. 

M.I. Anne Darcy, her only child, died in infancy. D'Ewei. 

1597 in 
her fath- 
er's will ; 
bapt. at 


livini; 163& 



Clopton of (groton. 

ICatherine, clau,=Joane, dau. of=pSir William Clopton of Kent- 

of . . . Hopton, Sir William 

widow of . . . Marrow of 

Darell of Essex, Stepney in co. 

2d wife. Ob. Middlesex, Al- 

s.p. Howard. dermau of 

Buried in Mel- London, 1st 

ford Church. wife. 

well in Long Melford,Kt. ; Lord 
of the Manor of Castelyus in 
Groton jure uxoris. Made Will 
14 Oct. 1530 ; buried in the 
Clopton Chapel in Melford 
Church by Joane & Dame Kath- 
vj/erine, his first & second wives. 

=Thomasine, dau. of Sir Thos. Knevett of Stanway in Essex ; sister and 
ultimately coheir of Edward Knevett, Esq. ; aunt and coheir (with her 
two neices, Elizabeth, wife of John Clopton of Kentwell, and Katherine 
Roydon) to Elizabeth Rainsford, wife of John Rainsford, Esq., her brother's 
daughter ; as appears by the Inq. p. m. of the said Elizabeth Rainsford, 
24 H. 7, from whom she inherited the Manor of Castelyns in Groton. 
She was then aged 40 years and upwards. See also Knevett pedigree, 
HaH. MS. 380, fo. 128. 

Francis Clopton of Melford,= 
CO. Suffolk, Gent., son and 
heir; Will,P.C.C.33Chaney 
2 Feb. 1558, proved 7 July 
1559 by Bridget, his relict ; 
Manor of Castelyns to Wm. 
Clopton, his nephew. Ob. 

=Bridget, dau. of Robert= 
Crane of Chilton, Esq. 
She mar. 2d John War- 
berton, gent. ; 3d . 
Fassett : and 4th . . . 
Jermy of Tomlinson. No 
issue by any of these 

= J ohn Warbertou 
of Melford, Esq., 
2d husband ; Ad- 
mon. P.C. G. June 
1581, to Bridget 
Fossett als. War- 
berton, his relict. 

third son, 

Margery ,=j=Richard Clopton- 

dau- of 
Plater of 
CO. Suff., 2d 

Frances, aa aau., mar. to 
her first husband Martin 
Bowes, 2d son of Sir Mar- 
tin Bowes, Alderman of 
London ; and to her 2d 
husband, Henry Hutton, 
Archbishop of York. Cam- 
den. She was living in 


Elizabeth, 4th dau., 
mar. Nicholas Hobart 
of Lindsey in Suffolk, 
gent., who made Will, 
Arch. Sudb., 14 Feb. 
1606 ; prob 26 Feb., 
and was buried in the 
chancel there. 

Julian, 6th dau., 
mar. Thomas Wye 
of Lyppiott in 
to her 2d husband 
John Throgmorton 
of Oxfordshire. 
She was living in 

Mary, youngest 
da., mar. to Ed- 
wardKing of Lin- 
colnshire, Clerk 
to Sir Vim. Cor- 
dall. Executrix 
to Dame Mary 
Cordell, her sis- 

of Melford, to 
whom did descend 
the lands of the 
Knevetts ; named 
1530 as one of his 
father's executors. 

-Margaret, dau. 
and coheir of 
Sir Richard 
Bozun of Bara- 
by in Lincoln • 
shire, Knt., 1st 

Enime, 5th 
dau., living 
1584, mar. 
of Cavendish. 
CO. Suffolk, 

I , 

Mary, eldest dau. 
mar. Sir Richd. 
Cordell. Master 
of the Rolls. Her 
Will, P.C.C. 2 
Feb. 1584, was 
proved 13 Oct. 

William Clopton of Groton, co. Suft'., Esq., sou- 
and heir ; Will, P.C.C. 83 Cope, 5 Sept. 1615 ; 
prob. 28 Nov. 1615; Inq. p. m. 15 Jas. His 
death, 9 Aug. 1616, is noted in Adam Winthrop's 
Diary. Lord of the Manors of Castelyn, co. 
Suffolk, Ramsden and Belliouse, co. Essex, &o. 


1. Anne, mar. to 
John Maidstone of 
Eoxted, CO. SufF. ; 
bapt. at Groton, 
1580. Had issue as 
in the Essex Visita- 
tion, 1634. 

2. Bridget, mar. to John 
ISampson of Sampson's 
Hall in Kersey, Esq., 27 
June 1598 ; when he 
made Will, Arch. 8ubd., 
21 May 1647 ; bapt. 
at Groton, 1581. 

■Margerj, dau. of Ed- 
ward Waldegrave of 
Lawford, co. Essex, 
Esq. ; aunt of Je- 
mimah, Lady Crewe 
of Stene. 

Thomasine, 2d dau., mar. Thomas Aldham, 
of Sapiston, co. Suffolk, gent., who made 
Will, P.C.C. 17 Tirwhite, 30 July 1581, naming 
Wm. Clopton, his brother-in-law ; prob, 12 
May 1582. Her 2d husbd. was Thos. Kighley 
of Greys, co. Essex, Esq. Blois. 

3. Thomasine, bapt, at Groton, 
1582 ; married there 6 Dec. 1615 
to John Winthrop, Esq., after- 
wards Governor of Massachu- 
setts ; bur. in Groton chancel 
with her infant child 11 Dec. 
1616. SeeWiHTHEOP oi' Geoton. 

at Groton, 
1688 ; mar. 
Jenney of 
gent. Blois. 

5. Margery ,bapt.atGro- 
ton,1590; mar, there 22 
April 1617 ThomasDog- 
get of Boxford, gent., s. 
and h. of Wm. Dogget, 
whose Inq. p. m. is 
dated 12 Jas. 

Richard, devisee 
of his uncle 
Francis Clopton, 
1539, & Edward 
died sans issue, 


6. Elizabeth, 
July 1601; mar. 
George Cocke of 
Ipswich, Mer- 
chant. Blois. 

William Clopton of Gro-= 
ton, Esq., s. and h , aged 
31 in 1616 ; bapt. there 
1584 ; buried there 7 Nov. 
1648 ; Inq. p. m. 17 Chas. 
Lord of the Manor of Cas- 
telyns. Will, P.C.C. 148 
Coventry, 1 Nov. 1640 ; 
prob. 27 Nov. 1640 to 


Richard Clopton, 
at Groton, 1634. 

Thomas Clopton, 
at Groton, 1636. 



= Alice, sister of Sir Henry Doy- 
lye of Shottisham, co Norff , 
Knt , married 3 Aug. 13 .las. 
1615, at Whatfield, Suffolk; 
sister of Wm. Doylye of Had- 
leigh, CO. Suff., gent., who made 
WiU, P.C.C. 133 Goare, lh37 ; 
sister of Edmund Doylye of Had- 
leigh, Esq. 


AValter Clop-=j=Margarel=Robeit Crane ■Walde-=i=Eliza- 

ton, 2d 
of Cogges- 
hall, CO. Es- 
sex, 24 Dec. 
1622, when 
he made will. 
1st husband. 

dau. of Ro- 
bert Maid- 
stone of 
Boxted, CO. 
Essex, gent. 

of Coggeshall, 
Grocer ; mar, 
settlement 16 
Aug. 6 Car. 
1631 ; living 
May 1645. 2d 

3d son ; 
bapt. at 
18 May 



4th son. 
Bapt. at 
18 Sept. 

Willliam, 1622. Walter, 1645. Margaret, 1645. Margary Clopton. Blois. 

Waller Clopton, 2d son. Blois. Devi- Edmund Clopton. 

see 1640 of his father ; of Boyton, co. Blois. 
Suffolk, clerk, 26 Oct. ] 664, when he — 

made Will, P.C.C. 14 Hyde, leavmg . . . Clopton of 

all to Amy Cutler, his kinswoman. London. Blois. 

. . . Clopton of Dedham, 
clothier. Blois. 

. . . Clopton of 
stationer. Blois. 


.... wife of ... . 
Wakeman of Gar- 
boldsham, co. Norff., 
clerk. Blois. 

William Clopton. Esq., son and=f Bridget, dau. & 
heir, aged 22 in 1640; named ' - -' 
in his father's wiU ; buried at 
Groton, 25 April 1666. 

coheir of 
Bernard, of 
Norff. Blois. 

"William. Jilum. Bridget, 1 aau. iiluis- 

Hannah 2 dau. 

Alice, bapt. Frances, mar. Joseph Alston of Hindel- 

at Groton, weston, co. Norfolk, gent., who entered 

1638. pedigree in the Visitation of that 

County, 1664 and had issue. 

1 I • ' 

3 dau. Blois. ... 4 dau. Blois. Amy Cutler, heir and executrix, 1664, 

Elizabeth, ux, Robert Cut- 
ler of Letheringham, co. 
Sufi., gent. Blois. 

to her uncle Walter Clopton. 



Cloptoit of Eiston. 

William Clopton, Esq., of Liston Hall, co. Essex, in right of=i=Elizabetli, da. and coheir uf Thomas Saye of Liston Hall, co. Essex, Esq., 
his wife ; second son of Sir William Clopton of Kentwell, by I whose Inq. p.m. was taken 12 H. 7 ; sister and coheir of Wm. Saye who died 
Joan, da. of Sir William Marrow. Inq. p.m. 29 H. 8. Died iu boyhood, 1 Aug. 15JD8. Liston was held by service of making wafers on the 
26 Oct. 28 H. 8, 1537. I King's Coronation Day. 

Dorothy, da. of Tho-=2. Francis Clopton of Ked-= 
mas Qavell, Esq., of ington, co. Sufi. ; ob. s.p. 
Joined withhis 1st wife iu 
sale of Langale Manor, 
Norff., 37 H 8. IJis 2d 
wife was Lora, da. of Sir 
Roger Wentworth. 

ICirby Cam., co. 
Norff., 1 St wife. His 
Will, Cur. Ep. Norw. 
prob. 9 Aug. 15 2 2. 

=Mary, da. of Sir^Elizabeth, da. of 

Edw. Walsing- Sir Thos. Barnar- 

ham and relict diston, and relict 

of Sir Thos. Bar- of . . . Broxby ; 

nardistonofKet- sister-in-law to 

ton. 00. Suffolk, Mary W'alsingham ; 

3d wife. 4th wife. 

1. William i;lopton=pElizabeth, da. of 

of Liston Hall, Ksq. 
a!t. 28 in 1537 ; 
luq. p m. 10 Eliz. ; 
died 6 Oct. 1568 ; 
mar. settlement 22 
H. 6. 

Henry Everard of 
Denston. Esq , who 
made Will, P.CC. 
20 Alenger 10;N'ov. 


ob. s.p. 

WilliamClopton of Liston Hall,= 
Esq., son and heir, set. 28, 10 
Eliz. Inq. p. mortem 11 Jas. ; 
died 25 Oct. 1612. 


=Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Barnardiston of Ketton, co. Suff.. who made Roger, ob. s,p. 
Will 10 Sept. 1551, by Mary, da. of Sir Edward Walsingham, Lieu- — 

tenant of the Tower, who re-married as above, Francis Clopton, Esq. Thomas, ob. s.p., 

She was bur. in Liston Chancel 21 Nov. 1607. 3d sou, 

John Clopton in 
Harl. M^. 1560. 

1. William Clopton of= 
Liston Hall, Esq., set. 
40 in 1612 ; Will, 
P.C.C.26Byrd, 21Apr. 
1623; probate 12 March 
1626 ; Inq. p.m. 22 Jae. 
Bur. in Liston Chancel.' 

I — 

Harris of 
Brinkley, co. 
Camb. Essex 
Visitn., JIarl. 
MS. 1643. 

Anue, da. of Mary, m. 1 Wm Smyth of Thorndon, Anne ux. George 2 Francis Clop-- 

John Wiseman co. Suff., who made Will. Cur. Kp. Parris of Dul- ton of Melford 

of Stisted, CO. Norw., 23 Jan. 1598 ; prob. 21 Mar. lingham, co. & after of Lis- 

Essex ; only same year. Her 2d husb. was George Camb., by whom ton, Gent Will, 

child of Eliz. Wheatcroft, Gent., of Eye, bj' whom she had an only Arch. Sudb., 8 

Glascock, his she had issue. She was Mary Wheat- child, Anne Par- Novl630: prob. 

1st wife. croft iu 1623. Wheatcroft c. yViseman. ris, hving 1623. 21 Jan. 1640. 

William Clopton 
ofListon, 2dson, 
30 May 1671 ; 
prob. 1685; died 
at Edwardstone 
in Suff., s.p. 


Francis Clopton 
of Haughley, co. 
Suff.,Gent. Will. 
Arch. Sudb., 13 
Junel689; prob. 
7 Jan. 1691. 
Ob. s p. 

CO. Suff , Gent. 
Will, P.CC. 46 
Russell ; prob. 
16 May 1633. 
Ob. s.p. 

Thomas Clop- 
ton of Hitcham, 
CO. Suff , Gent. 
14 June 1643 ; 
prob. 10 Jan. 
1645. Ob. sp. 

Grisell, ux. 
Wright of Tos- 
made V\ ill. 
Arch Sudb., 
27 April 1654. 

•Anne, da, of John Shorte 
of Wetheringset, grand- 
dau. &coh of Rich. Shorte, 
wboDiadeWill, P.CC. 22 
June 1596 ; his Inq. p.m. 
is dated 38 Eliz. ; bur. in 
Liston Chancel, 1625. 

Anne, ux. 
John Cook 
and had 
issue 1630, 

liston, A° 
1630; had 
dau. Han- 

Thomas Clopton=j=Eliz.. da. and heir of John Clopton=f Frances, da. 

of Liston Hall, 
Esq., set. 12 in 
1623. VVill,P.C.C. 
17 Penn, 5 Dec. 
1667 ; prob. 12 
Feb. 1669; bur. 
at Liston. Served 
the wafers at the 
Coronation of 
King Charles the 

Martin Sparrow of 
Birdbrooke, Essex, 
who made Will, 
P.CC. 36 Aylett, 15 
Feb. 1651 ; ob. 1696. 

of Little Wal- 
tham, CO. Es- 
sex, Gent. 

D.D., Rector 
of Kayne, co. 
Essex. Mor- 
ant's Essex. 

Hannah,ux. Peter 
Devereux, Rector 
of Kirby. Essex. 
Her 2d husband 
John Cocksedge 
of Rougham mar. 
there 1641. 

William Clop- 
ton of Kayne, 
CO. Essex, eld- 
est son. Had 
da. Esther 
living 1689. 

Richard Clopton=i=Sarah, da. of 
of Ipswich,Gent. JohnThorneof 

2d son, Entered 
ped. in Suffolk 
Visitation, 1 664 ; 
bur. in St. Nich- 
olas Church. 

made VVill, 
Arch. Suff., 
1649 ; m. at 






John Clop- 
ton of Jesus 
A.B. 1671. 

ton of St. 
A.B. 1680. 

da.of John 
Owen of 

Blower of 
Little Wal- 
tham, clerk. 

Mercy, m. 
Sir Geo. 
Alleyn of 
Little Lees 

-~\ — I — I 
Jane and 
all died 

Francis, SarahClopton of Eliza- 

s, & h., Ipswich. VVill. beth 

ait. 6,A° Arch. Suff., 20 Clop- 

1661. Oct. 1698; prob. ton. 

5 Feb. 1698. 

Martin Clopton, 
2d son, 1651; 
bapt. at Liston, 
1630 with a twin 
brother ; bur. 
there 15 Sep, 

Thomas r!lopton,3d8on, 
1651; of London, mer- 
chant, 11 Feb. 1665 ; 
Will, P.CC IfiO Penn, 
proved 15 Nov. 1670, 
by John Clopton, his 
brother; bur. at Liston 

Walter Clopton,= 
6th son ; of Rat- 
tlesden,co. Suff., 
clerk. Will,Cur. 
Ep. Norw., 4 
June 1711. Ob. 

=Martha, neice 
to Thos Mael, 
clerk, whose 
Will, Cur. Ep. 
Norw., is da- 
ted 3 May 

Barnardiston Clopton, 
7th son; bapt. at Liston, 
1654; citizen and haber- 
dasher of London. Will, 
P.CC, 160 North, 5 
Nov. 1681; John Clop- 
ton, his brother, exor. 
Ob. s.p. 

Wiseman Clop- 
ton, 8th son ; 
bapt. at Lis- 
ton, 1656 ; 
bur. there 20 
Nov. 1680. 


Elizabeth, ux. 
Mr. Thos. Chey- 
ney of Eye, mar. 
there 11 June 
1661 ; Mar. Lie. 
Vicar General, 


WiUiam Clop-=rElizabeth, 

ton of Liston 
Hall, Esq., 
eldest son, 
bapt. at Lis- 
ton,1634. Ob. 

da. of Sir 
William Fo- 
ley of Box- 
ted, Kt.,bur. 
at Liston, 







Mary, mar. 
9 May 1671, 
Mr. James 
Coker of 

Anne, bapt. 
1635, mar. 
Hobt. Dal- 
loson of Eye 
CO. Suffolk. 

Jane, bapt. 
1638, mar. 
John Becon 
of Colches- 
ter, Gent., 

Lucy, bapt. 
1642, mar. 
Goodwin of 
clerk, 1662. 

John Clopton- 
of Norwich, 
mercer, 4th 
son, bapt. at 
Listen 31 Mar. 
1644; living 

Matthew Clop-- 
ton, 5th son, 
bapt. at Liston, 
1647; of Ed. 
Suffolk, 1681. 

William Clop-=r-A""e, da 
ton of Liston | of Edward 

Hall, Esq.. 
living there, 

Crispe of 
Bury St. 

Foley Clopton of Liston Hall, and also of Bury Elizabeth.mar atLis- Mary, 
St. Edmunds, Doctor of Physiok. Served the ton 22 May 1690^Ed- — 
wafers at the Coronation of George II. Died 
unm, 31 Oct. 1730. Founded almshouses at 
Bury. Will. P.CC. 301 Auber, 3U Oct. 1730, 
prob. 23 Nov. 

ward Crispe of Bury 
St. Edmuuds, Esq. 
Ob.sp. Executrix to 
her brother 1730. 


Richard Clop- 
ton of Con- 
ey Weston, 
30 Oct. 1730. 

Matthew, 1711. 
Elizabeth, 1681. 


Elizabeth Clopton,=Rev. Gilbert Affleck of Dalham, ^o. Suffolk, 
dau. and coheiress, mar. 22 Sept, 1746, at Rushbrook. 

Hannah Clopton, = 
d.»u, and coheiress. 

= Martin Folkes of Cheveley, 
CO. Cambridge. 


'Cl'ntial of jUaplesteati. 

Ifnijnisitioti on Ib^ htath ai C^arl Hilr^rs, 1486. 

Sufi. Inquisioio capta apud Brandon fery in com fdco peuultimo die OctoBr anno regni 
Regis Henrici septimi scdo coram Gregorio Lovell Armifo p sacriii Robti Talbot, gentelman, Rici 
Jermyn, &c., qui dicunt qfl Thomas Scales, miles, die quo obijt fuit seisitus de Ma3io de 
Worlyngton ac de aduocacoe ecciie de Wyrlyngton in coin jJdco, qdq^ idem Thomas Scales obijt 
in festo sci Jacobi Apii anno regni Henr sexti tricesimo octauo. MaSiii & aduocacio ^dca 
descenderunt cuidam Elizabeth filie fdci Thome Scales vt filie & hereS que quidem Elizabeth iam 
defuncta tempore mortis ipius Thome fuit etatis xxiiij" annof. Sic inde seisita cepit in Tirii 
Antonio Wydeuyle militem nup Comitem Ryvers. Que quidem Elizabeth postea obijt inde seisita 
sine herefl int ipam & pfatis Antoniii pcreat & idem Antonio ipam supuixit. Antonius obijt vicesimo 
die .lunij anno regni Rici fcij nup de fco & non de iure Regis Angl prime. Fdcm ma9m de 
Wyrlyngton tenef de Atte de Bury Sci Edmundi <fe valet p annii x". P'dca Elizabeth obijt 
scdo die Septemb"' anno regni dci nup Regis Edwardi quarti Pciodecimo. Et qd Jotes de Veer 
Comes Oxon & Witts Tyndale armif sxmt eonsanguinei & her tarn pdoi Thome nup dm de Scales 
qm ^dce Elizabeth ppinquiores. Videlt pdcus Comes Oxori fit Elizabeth filie Jofeis fit Johis fil 
Margarete vfi filiarf & her Robti Qui de Scales ^ris Rog'i ^ris Robti pris Thome nup ftni de 
Scales pris ^dce Elizabeth que fuit vx ^dci Antouij. Et jidciis Wilis Tyndale fil Thome fil Alane 
filie Simonis fil Elizabeth alfus filierf & her pdci Robti de Scales §ns fdci Rog'i ^ris j^dci Robti 
jJris fdci Thome ^ris jpdce Elizabeth que fuit vx fdci Antonij. Et qd ^dcus Comes Oxon est 
etatis XL annorf & ampi et pdcus Wilts Tyndale est etatis xxxiij annorf & ampi. Riciis Wydevile 
miles nuo Comes Ryvers est frat & heres fdci Antonij Comitis in bri noiat ppinquior & est 
etatis XXV aunorf & amplius. 

This Inquisition, which so concisely records the descent of Sir William Tyndal from Lord 
Scales, is one of the four which detail the possessions of Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, in 
Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. By some mediseval mistake these Escheats 
were placed with those of the first year of Henry VII. Their entry in the Calendar, " Escaet. 
Hen. VII," stands thus :— " Antonij nup Comit Ryvers : 38 Norff'. : Suff'. 39 : 37 Hertf. : Cantebr. 36. 
These offic are fyled in anno primo and were fownde in anno scdo." 


Unqnisttion on tbc tiuatb of ^ir Milltam f gntral, 1498. 

Suff. Inquisico capta apud Eye vicesimo septimo die Junij anno regni Eegis Henrici 
septimi fciodeoimo coram PSo Tylney armi§o Escaetore dci dni Regis post mortem WiHi Tendale 
militis p sacrm Johis Loveday gentilman, Matthei Pygot, &c. qui dicunt sup sacrm qd pdcus Witts 
Tendale miles nulla tenuit terf neq^ ten de diio Rege nee de aliquo alio die quo obyt. Sed 
dicunt qd idem Witts diu ante obitu suu fuit seitus de Manijs de Brysworth & Barowe in com 
pdco, et sic seitus p quandam cartam ffeoffauit Johem fFyneux militem, Eobtum Rede vnQ Justic 
dni Regis, Wiiim Boleyn, Joliem Paston, Humfrm Couyngesby, <fec., &c., Lena eis & bered ad vsum 
& intencoem pimplend! diuSsas conuencones int ipm Wittm Tendale et ^fat Humfrin Conyngesby 
confect <fc conficienl. Et qd Henr Colet miles diu ante obitu ^dci Witti Tendale fuit seitus de 
MaSio de Wirdlington in com pdco et p cartam suii feoffauit ^fat Johem fFyneux, Robtin Rede, 
&o., ad intencoem pimplend diiilsas conuencones inP fdcos WiHm Tendale et Humfrm confect. 
Pdci Jofies ffyneux & sui cofeoffati essent seiti de ^dcis Manlys de Brisworth & Barowe ad vsum 
^dci Witti Tendale & Marie tunc vxis eius iam defunct p Pmio vite eor & post eius decessum ad 
vsum Jofeis Tendale filij & tunc hered apparentis ipor WiHi & Marie & hered ipius Jofeis pcreat. 
Maner de Wirdlington ten de AWe de Bury p sjuic iguot et vat decem libf. Mauer de Brisworth 
ten de Edo Com Suff. p sJuic ign et vat quinque libras. Maner de Barowe teii de ABB de Bury 
Sci Edmundi p sJuic ign et vat quatuor iricas. Wiftmus Tendale mit in bri noiat obijt vicesimo 
secundo die ffebr anno regni Regis Henrici septimi duodecimo. Johes Tendale est filius et her 
ppinquior et tempore mortis ^dci Witti fuit eetatis decem aunorf. 

Esch. 13 H. 7., No. 16. 

By other Inquisitions of this date Sir William Tyndal was found to have been seised of 
the Manors of Hockwold Scales, &c., co. Norfolk, and of lands in Soham Monachorum, &c., co. 

^ak of Suffolk (Bstat^s, 1524. 

Hec est finalis ooncordia fca in Cuf diii Regis apud Westiii in octavis Sci Martini anno 
regnox Henf Octaui dei gra Angi & ffranc Regis fidei defensoris & dni Hibfi a conquestu sexto 
decimo coram Robto Brudenell, Lodowico Pollard, Rico Broke & Antonio ffitzherbert, Justic & alijs 
dni Regis fidelib} tunc ibi Psentib3 Int Ricm Belamy, Thomam fflete, Thomam Godsalue & Willin 
Newton clicm quer et Johem Tyndall & Amphillam vxem eiiis deforc de MaSio de Oldhall alias 
Bresworth cum ptin ac de vno mesuagio vocat Shrubbys centu acris tre quadraginta solidatis 
redditus cum ptiti in Bresworth, Brokford, Westhorpe, magna Thorneham, parua Thorneham, Eye, 
Stokeasshe, Yaxley, Thomdon, Tweyte, Wytheryngset, Colt, Rysangles, Bacton, Wyuerston, Cotton, 
fFemyngham & Gyslyngham. Vnde plitm conueincois sum fuit int eos in eadem Cur. Scitit qd 
Sdci Jofees & Amphilla recogn ^dca maSiii & ten cum ptin esse jus ipius Rici. Et ilia remiserunt 
& quietumclam de ipis JoRe & Amphilla & hered ipius Johis pdcis Rico Thome & V\ ittmo & hered 
ipius Rici imppSi. Et ^fea ijdem Johes & Amphiita concesserunt p se & hered ipius Jofeis qd 
ipi warant ^dcis Rico Thome & WiHmo & hered ipius Rici p>doa manm & teii cum ptin cont 
omes holes imppm. Et p hac recogii remissione quietaclain Warant fine Concordia ijdem Rieus 
Thomas & Witts dederunt pdcis Joftis & Amphille ducentas libras sterlingorf. Suif. 

Feet of lines, Suff., Mich., 16 H. 8. 


Wll nf ^ir lobtt f nn^al, 1558. 

John Tendall of Hoccolde in the countie of Norff. Knyght, the xvi daye of Maye miv^xxxviij. 
My soule to allmightie god, my body to be buryed in the chauncell of Hoccolde by my first wyffe 
whoose soule god pdon. I will that my wyfe haue all her apparell and Jewells for her body. I 
charge myn executours that they make restituooii of all suche inyewres as canne be by any means 
provid that I have comytted. To the repacon of the churche teune pounds. In the name of god 
I charge my wyfe and myn heires that for suche landes as I have inclosyd in toifts that they paye 
yerely vuto the churches of Hoccolde and Wilton vij=, and yf they faile thus to do I charge my 
Sonne Thomas thelder of my blessing and all myn executours that they throw downe the fences and 
dykes and to suffer the tennts to ynioie their comon in the sayd medowe as they haue donne in 
tymys past, and yf myn heires woU not paye the seyd mony, then yt shalbe lefuU for the tennts 
and the inhabytants to throwe downe the saide fenses. I woU also that for suche londes as be 
enclosyd byfore my gate that they paye yerely viij"! to eche churche of the pisshes of Hoccolde and 
Wilton and every yere two combes of barley to the psons of the seid churches ; and they fayle thus 
to do I woll that the seyd towneships shall throwe downe the said heggis and vse the comon and 
shakke in the sayd londs as they vsyd to do. To the doughters of Pyper of Cannes fyve pounds. 
I woll that the chyldern of Thomas Jaxon haue iiii" and half a hundred of wethers and ewes 
towards their bringing vpp. I desire my sone Thomas thelder to se his sonne brought vp tyll he 
may .shyfte for hymself. At the daye of my obite I woll that as many as shall come to churche 
to praye for my soule haue bread and drynke w* some other refressing. I woll that to every 
howsehold in Hoccolde and \Vylton be delte vj'^ in recompense of suche comone dewtes and shakke 
as they haue forborne by my nieanys. To every household in Monford xij'' in like recompence. I 
woll that for my father my mother for my wyfe and for me be songe iiij trentalls,in as hastie maner 
as can be deuysed. Also that Anne Tendall my doughter haue two hundred mks for her mariage, 
Mary Tendall my doughter shall haue three hundred marks ; Beatrix my daughter one hundred 
pounds. To the doughters of Thomas Baron xl" marks. T will that the residue of my goods be 
deuyded amongs my doughters and executours, whom I make my wife, Thomas Tendall thelder, 
Humfrey Tendall the yonger, my doughter Anne and my doughter Mary. I woll that a horse 
price iiij nobles be delujed vnto Dcctor Clyffs executours that they se" his debts payd. Probatum 
viij° die Nouembris 1539 juramento Thome Tyndall senior executoris. P.C.C. 33 Dineley. 

ill nf lorotbu :itafforJr, 16D8. 

The one and twentith day of June 1608, in the sixt yeare of our Soveraigne Lord James 
of England, &c., Kinge, I Dorothie Stafford of Newe Romney in the county of Kent, late the 
wife of Henry Stafltbrd clarke make this my last will. My bodie to be buried in the churche of 
new Romney besides M' Stafford in the chauncell there. I did morgage an estate in eight acres 
of land in new Romney for the good of Peregrin Merricke my nephew. My will is that Nicholas 
Parkhurst who hath married Judith the daughter and heire of my saide husband shall redeeme 
the same to remaine vnto Stafford Parkhurst sonne of the said Judith, and to the heires of his 
bodye. I give and bequeath to my cosen Margarett Tyndall my best gilt salte and my trencher 
salt and one dozen of silver spoones. To my cosen Thomas Scott and Elizabeth his wief twoe 
gilt cuppes. And of this will I make S' John Tyndall Knight my sole executor. But if he sh^all 
refuse then I appoint Judith Parkhurst to be sole executrix. Probatum vicesimo quinto Octobris 
1608 jura*" Judithe Parkhurst, executri'. P.C.C. 89 Windebank. 


ill 0f Sir John iBttbal, 1616. 

I, S' John Tyndall of Much Maplestead in the Countie of Essex, Knight, consideringe that 
my tyme of departure out of this transitorie life is, by the ordinarie age of man, nowe neere at 
hande, yet in my reasonable health and vnderstandinge, doe make my will. I bequeathe both 
my bodie and sowle into the mercifull handes of Jesus Christ, my onely Saviour and Kedeemer. 
I have by several! deedes heretofore disposed of certaine of my hereditaments and chattells. The 
rest of my goods I give vnto my deerely beloved wife, whome I also appoint sole executor, duringe 
her life, and after her death I give saide residue vnto my verie kinde and lovinge brother ffraunces 
Tindall Esq5, and make him my ouely executor. And after his death I make my sonne Deane 
Tyndall executor : and yf he refuse, then my sonne Arthur Tyndall and my daughter Margaret 
Tyndall. Item I give to my saide wife the guilt bason and ewer, and the guilt cupps, and 
white silver bowle which sometymes were her first husbandes. Item I give vnto her my great 
and little white silver salt w*!" their covers ; and my guilt tankarde and all the chaines of gold 
and borders of gold and other Jewells which she hath heretofore vsed to weare. I desire S' Jo. 
Deane Knight and the lady his wife, my brother ffrancis Tindall and my sister f&sher, my nephew 
'SU Thomas ffisher and loving brothers in lawe M"' Thomas Egerton and M"" Stephen Egerton may 
haue ringes. House in Much Maplestead wherein I dwell to my sonne Arthur Tindall after decease 
of wife. Probatum 2 Dec. 1616 Juramento Deane Tindall : Eeliota renunciaii. 

Cur. Prserog. Cant., 126 Cope. 

The testator's daughter, Margaret Tyndal, third wife of John Winthrop, Governor of 
Massachusetts, was one of the memorable women of Puritan times and has repeatedly been the 
subject of biography. 

ill of Anne fgnJJal, 1620, 

The 14 of June 1620, I Anne Tindall of Much Maplested in the Countie of Essex widow 
do make my will. First, according to the manner of gods Elect I bequeath my soule to God 
that gave it, to Jesus Christ his soone that Eedeemed it, and to the blessed Spirritt that Sanctified 
yt : my bodie to be buried in the place where yt shall please god to call me. I give to my 
loueing and eldest sonne S'' John Deane, for a token of my loue, my right hand bracelett of gould 
with the round stone, and to my kinde daughter in law his wife my other bracelett of goold, 
the fellow to it : also I give to that sweete brood their children ten pounds to be bestowed in 
some pretty Jewells for each of them. To my eldest daughter Rachell Deane my silver standish ; 
and to my daughter Anne Deane my two new sillver porringers. To my loueing brother in law 
M' ffrancis Tindall my wedding ring that I was married with to his brother. To my loueing 
and kinde brother, M"" Steuen Egerton, and to my sister his wife, for want of a better legacie, 
my gilt tankard, and to my loueing and good brothar, M"^ Thomas Egerton, a pece of plate. To 
my lovinge sonn Deane Tindall my gilt bason and ewer, with nest of gilt cups, and salts sutable 
therto, and the gilt spones. To my daughter in law his wife my cipresse box with tills, with 
such trifles as she shall finde in yt. To my goddaughter Ann Tindall my greate silver salte and 
twentie poimds in mony. To my grandchilde John Tindall two silver boules and my two liverie 
potts and tenn pound in mony. To my loveing son Arthure Tindall thirtie pounds. To my 
daughter Tindall my velvit Gowne and kirtle and my velvitt cloake. To my daughter \\inthorp 
my Tuftafeta Gowne and my Cabinett which her father gave me. I give her my greene velvett 


box with tills and all such things as be in them at the time of my death. To my neece Gibson, 
and to Ann Hunwich her daughter. To my louing sonn and daughter, John and Margaret 
Winthorp and theire two sonns Steuen and Adam, all my plate and money not before bequeathed, 
I make my loueing sonn Deane Tindall my sole executor. No moorneing oloathes to be given 
at my funerall neither chargeable feast, but only that which for Christian comeliness is necessary ; 
M' Sephray my godly frend to preach. I give vnto my loueinge brother and sister each of them 
a ring of the value of twentie shillings apeece in remembrance of my loue to them. I also 
intreate my executor to bestowe some little remembrance which he shall thinke fltt vppon Luce 
Reade and James Harrington, or any other who he shall thinke hath deserved to be remembred 
by me in my will. Probatum secundo die Novembris 1620 Juramento Decani Tindall executoris. 

Cur. Prserog. Cant, 94 Soame. 

HI 0f Jlttite l^ait^, ia^4. 

In the name of God, amen. I Anne Deane of Much Maplested in the county of Essex, 
sister vnto S' John Deane of Maplested, Knight, the 26 daye of June 1624, make this my last 
will. I coihitt my soule into the hands of Allmightie god my most loving Creator and Redeemer : 
and my body to be buried in the chancell of Much Maplestead. I give vnto my most lovinge 
sister M"= Rachell Deane all my lands w*"* all my interest in the Manno' of Terrington Howards 
w'^n the county of Norff: Vnto my said sister one little white Boxe w"" all the money, gould 
& Jewells therein contayned. Vnto my sister M" "Winthrop, one hundred pounds. Vnto my 
neece M"' Anne Deane one hundred pounds. Vnto my brother M"" Arthur Tindall Esq3, tenne 
pounds. Vnto my nevew M' Drew Deane tenne pounds. Vnto my two neeces M"^ Anne Tyndall 
and Elizabeth Tyndall. I desire M' Blyth o'^ minister to preach at my ffunerall. Vnto my cosen 
M.™ Anne Gibson. I ordaine my lovinge brother, M"^ Deane Tyndale Esquier executor, yea most 
humblye entreating him to execute the same accordinge to my true meaninge, and if he shall 
refuse, my desire is that my brother in lawe, M'' John Winthrop of Groton Esquier, will be my 
executor. In witnes whereof I haue hereonto sett my hand and scale the dale and yeare aforesaid. 
Vicesimo sexto die Januarij 1624 emanavit comisio Dno Johanni Deane miUti, fri nrali et Itimo 
defuncti, ad administrand bona, eo quod Deane Tyndall et Johannes Winthrop oneri execuconis 
renuSciarunt. P.C.C. 8 Clarke. 

ill of ^arab (B^tttan, 16^4- 

Sarah Egerton of the Parish of Blackfriars London, widow, 19"^ Aug. 1624. To be buried 
in the vault in the Blackfriars near my husband. To my most loving cousin Deane Tyndale of 
Much Maplestead in the county of Essex Esq' and to his two daughters M''^ Anne and Elizabeth 
Tyndale one hundred pounds apeece : to my loving cousin M" Margaret Winthrop wife unto John 
Winthrop of Grotton in the county of SufFolk Esq' one hundred pounds. To my cousin Anne 
Gibson widow one hundred pounds. To my cousin M"^ Felix Hilderson. To my cousin M' Thomas 
Egerton, Minister of Adstock in Buckinghamshire, and to his sister Elizabeth Jones. To my loving 
brother Sir Thomas Croke of Ireland, Knight and baronet, the seal and ring with the death's head 
that was my husbands ; and to his son M' Thomas Crooke of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex Esq' my 
watch. To my brother M' Samuel Crooke, clerke, my wedding ring. To each of my other 
brothers, M' D' Crooke and Richard Crooke, clerke, forty shillings apeece to buy them rings. To 
my niece Alice Crooke daughter to my brother D' Crooke all my plate. To my sisters M" Leach, 


M" Kowse and M" Crooke, wife to my said brother Richard Crooke, forty shillings apeece to buy 
rings. To M' Gouge, Lecturer of the Blackfriars, forty shillings to buy a ring; and I appoint him 
supervisor of my will. Residue of personality to my said cousin, M"' Deane Tindall and I appoint 
him sole executor. Witnesses, Fra: Whitmore, Arth: Tindal. 

Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 110 Byrde, 28 Dec. 1624, by the Executor. 

ill 0f ^ir Hoijit iiane, 16^5« 

S' John Deane of Maplested Magna in the Countie of Essex, Knight, 9 ffeb. in the firste year 
of King Chai-les, 1625. Item Vnto my daughter Anne Deane six hundreth poundes ; and to my 
daughters FJizabeth Deane, Dorcas Deane, ffrances Deane and Mildred Deane fine hundreth pounds a 
peece as they shall come to the age of eighteene yaares. And I doe will and bequeathe vnto my 
welbeloued wiefe my Manner of Dyneshall and other my landes in Maplested Magna, Maplested 
Parva and Halsted in consideracofi of Indenture wherein I covenaunted to augment her Joynture 
ffowerskore poundes a yeare. Vnto Executors the prcfitts of my leases of Poslingford Hall, 
Howton Hall, Jmpie Hall, Bully Hall, Nether Hall and Overhall in the parishes of Poslingford, 
Chavcndishe and Clare in the countie of SufFolke, duringe twelfe yeares, towards payment of legacies. 
Vnto Drew Deane my eldest sonne the residue of said leases. Vnto John Deane my sonne fifty 
pounds a year out of my lands of Onehowse and Calcott in SufFolke at his age of twenty jeares. 
I make my welbeloued wife and my sonne Drew Deane my executo"^*- And I doe humbly praye 
the right Ho*"'* his Ma'* Master of his Highnes Courts of Wardes and Liveries that he would be 
pleased to graunt the Wardship of my sonne to my welbeloved wife. Probat. 4 May 1626 Jur Dne 
Anne Deane relcte. Reseruate ptate Drugonis Deane filij. Probatum 20 Nov. 1626 jur Drugonis 
Deane filij. Cur. Praerog. Cant., 57 Hele. 

ill d EacWl Mtmt, 16^6. 

Rachell Deane of greate Maplestead in the county of Essex gentlewoman, the 27"* daye of 
Aprill 1626, well weighinge that the settling things in tyme is the occasion of after quiett, doe 
make this my will. I giue vnto the Lady Deane my sister and widdowe vnto my brother S"^ John 
Deane one fayre diamond ringe enameled blacke. Vnto Anne Deane my niece eldest daughter to 
S' John Deane my damaske gowne, my damaske petticoate and my riding coate of crimson bayes. 
Vnto my niece Elizabeth Deane his second daughter my grogoren gowne, my cornation velvett 
pettycoate and my white gowne of tufted holland. Vnto my nephewe John Deane his second sonne 
my lands called Clenchworton Marshe in Marsheland in Norfolk, noe waye belonging vnto my 
Manner in Marsheland. I give unto Edmund Steedman clerke and Parson of Onehowse in the 
countye of Suff my biggest drinckinge bowlle of silver. Vnto Anne Joseline for her longe and 
faithefull service threescore poundes with all my goodes, silver plate and moveables not otherwise 
"■iven in this my will. Vnto Deane Tindall esquier of greate Maplested a ringe of ffive pounds 
price for a remembrance, Vnto Drue Deane my nephew eldest sonne vnto S'" John Deane my 
little truncke box covered w"' greene velvett w*!" a needleworke purse of sylke & silver and twoo 
peeces of oulde goulde. Vnto aforesaid nephewe Drue ,Deane all my leases lands & tenem''* 
in Marsheland, his heires & assignes for en. I make Deane Tindall esquier and the aforesayd 
Drewe Deane ioyntlye my executors. Steuen Deane a witness. Probatum septimo dei Junij 1627 
juramento Deane Tyndall armigeri et Drugonis Deane af executoru. P.C.C. 60 Skynner. 



CgnMl 3Pelitgree, ^arl M^^- 1411 anb 1542. 

Abms (Marl. MS. lill) : — Quarterly of eighteeD, 1, Tyndall ; Arg. on a fess sa., three garbs or: 2, Dene: 3, Bigod : 
4, Grantesmill : 5, Felbrigge : 6, Scales: 7, Beauffen : 8, Lyzens : 9, Eoffa al'a Rochester: 10, UfEorde: 11, 
Vesy : 12, Glanvill : 13, Valoines : 14, Crake : 15, Blund : 16, Norwich : 17, Mundefford : 18, Inglethorpe. 

Chest : — Out of a ducal coronet or, a plume of feathers ermine, within a, basket gu. 

S^ Rob. ffdbrigge of fdbrigge in Norff: mar. Eliz. Scales. These ffelbrigc/s were y' issu=f- Elizabeth, eldest d. ofc at length coh, 

male of Simon Bigod of ffelbrigge, yovger son ol Hugh Bigod, S'l E, of Norff. 

of Rob. L. Scales of Barkviay. 

S'' Simon ffelbrigge of ffelbrigge, K.=f= Margaret, d. d; h. of Semouitius D. of Teschinia <fc Silesia in Bohemia S of his wife, 

was made Kt of y' Gartei- by K. Hen. 
j/« 5th. 

sister to Charles y^ ^* Emperor S King of Bohemia. She cam, into England with 
Rich, y S'fc wife. 

JElana, daughter <fc h. of S*" Simon ffdbrigge, was wife of Sf Will: Tyndall.=f=Sr Will: Tyndall of Deane in Northamp., married 

' Soror & heres Thorn. Felbrig," Stowe MS. 613. 

Alanaffel: d: d. ye ^ of Hen. 6. 

Sr Tho. Tyndall of Deane, K., married Margaret Yeluerton.=f=Margart d, of S' Will. Yeluerton, Chief Justice of y Kings 

I Bench. 

Sr Will: Tyndall was on of ye Heircs generall of the L, Scales it had= 
Hockwold & Wilton, <Sec„ in Norff: after that Eliza, Countess of Riuers, 
died sans issue: Of Hockwold in com. Norff: in the right of his wiffe : 
he was ffoi-merly of Deane. 

■Mary, d. <fc h. ofSr Osbert 
Moundford of ffeltviell in 
Norff. GiUertMoundefford 
of Hockwold in com, Norff. 

of Sr Hen. 
Si Jermyn. 

Jane, wife of 
John Blenner- 
hasset of ffrense 
in Norff. 

S'' John Tyndall of Hockwold K., was one nf ye Knights of the Bath at=\ 
ye Coronation of Queene Anne Bollen. Will, P.C.C. 33 Dyngeley, 1538. 

■Amphillis, d. of S*" Humfrey 
ye Judges of ye K. Bench. 

Conyngsby, one of 

Anne, d. of=rSr 
William Pas- 
ton, 1 wife. 

Tho. Tyhdalt 
of Hockwold K., 
lyeth buried at Ely. 
Will, P.C.C, 37 
Butts, 1584. 

WiUiam Tyndall. 

WilliamT=4n»c, d. of Tlio.- 

--Annie, d. of 
Sr Hen. ffar- 
mour of Bars- 
ham, in Norff., 
Knt., 2 wife. 

Wiol Tyn- 
dall married 
Anne, d. of 
<fc had Wai 

wife of John 
Payton of 
Knolton in 
Kent, Esq. 


Esq., 1 






Egerton of Lon- 
don, Esq., de- 
scended of ye 
Egertons of 
Wronghall in 
Staff. OfWrin- 
hiU,Cester. Will, 

■■Sr John Tyn- 
dall of Much 
Maplested in 
Essex, K., Doc- 
tor of ye CivUl 
Zawe & one of 
the Ms of the 

of Lon- 
don, Esq. , 

3. ffenery 

Hiimffrey Tin- 
dtiM, Deane of 
Ely <£• Mr of 
Queenes Col- 
ledg in Cam- 
bridg.. s.p. 
Will, P.C.C. 
108 Lawe 

ine, wife 
of WUl. 
of Ing- 
ham in 

1 — I 

. . . wife 
of Kcyes. 

. . . wife 
of Bacon. 

1 — I 

. . . wife 
of Mer- 

. . . wife 

wife of 
Coxey of 
Soame in 

wife of 
Zily of 
Tho. fish- 
er, mar- 
chant of 

Beatrix, Sd 
wife of Rob. 
.Dynne of 

~ don in 


Elizabeth, wife 
of Tho. ffisher, 
marchant of 
London. ( Vr- 
sula, ux. . . . 
Fisher of Lon- 
don. Harl. 
MS. 1542.) 

Sir John Deane, 
Knighted by K. 
James, 1603 ; 
died 1625. See 

— n 

Deane. Deane Tyndall of Map.=^ Amy, d. & sole 

Rachel Deane. 

tested, Esqr eldest son & 
heire, one of the Justices 
of the peaceof hiscounty, 
Ao 1634. 

heire of RubertWes- 
ton of Preston Hall 
in ffering in com. 

Arthur, Margarett,vx.John Win- 

ob. s.p. trope of Groton in Suffolk. 

Esqr. " Qui migrauit in 

novam Angliam." Stowe 

MS. 613, p. 181. 


Bog'us Tin- 
daU, ob. s.p. 
Stowe MS. 

1. ffrances Tyndall, eldest son <fc heire apparent : 
aged dbout 19 yeres. A' 1634, 


S. John. 

3. Drue. 

4. Deane. Anne. 

— I 

On her death in 1413, Sir Simon Felbrigg placed a handsome brass over the grave of his high-bom wife in 
Felbrigg Church, with this inscription : — " Hie jacent Symon Felbrygge miles quondam vexillare lUustrissimi 'd ni Regis 
Ricardi s'cdi qui obijt . . . die mensis . . . anno d'ni Mcccc . . . et d'na Margareta quonda, censors sua natione & 
gen'oso sanguine Boemse ac olim domicella d'ne d'ne Anne quoda. Anglie Eegine. Que obijt xxvij die menais Junij 
a" d'ni Mooocxm quar. aiabz. ppioietur deus Ame'." 



Cgnlial of ^aplesteab. 

Robert Tyndal ; of the family=f= 
of Adam de Tyndal, Baron of 
South Tyndal and of Langley 
Castle, temp. K. John. | 

, 1 

Robert Tyndal of Tan30ver,= 
CO. Northampton, living 


Sir Wm. Tyndal= 
of Taneover ; ob. 
40 E. 3, 1367. 
BlomefiM, ii. 181. 

'Elizabeth, cousin and 
heir of Sir Henry 
Dene of Dene, co. 

Henry VII, Emperor=j=Margaret,da. 
of Germany and Earl I of . . . Duke 
of Luxemberg ; d. of Brabant. 
1331. I 

r 1 

John, Earl of Luxem-=j=Elizabeth, da, 

Lord of the Manor of 
Worlington, Suffolk ; 
luq. p.m. 1325. 

-Evelina, da. of Sir 
Hugh Courtenay, 
sister of H ugh.Earl 
of Devon. 

bferg and King of Bo- 
hemia ; slain 1346 at 
the battle of Cressy. 

Charles IV, 
of Germanv, 

sister of= 
vpho died 


heir of Wenoeslaus 
IV, King of Bo- 


=Semovitius, Duke of 
Silesia and Teschina, 
died 1383. 

Robert, 3d Lord Scales,=i=Catherine. sister 

Lord of the Manor of 
Worlington ; d. 1370. 
Inq. p.m. 43 E. 3. 

and ooh. of Wm. 
de Lfford, Earl 
of Suffolk. 

Elizabeth, ultimately=j=Sir Roger Bigod al's 

coheir to the Barony of 
Scales ; sister to Roger, 
4th Baron Scales. 

Felbrigg of Fellbrigg. 
CO. Norfolk, living 41 E, 
3 ; died in Prussia. 

John Tyndal of Tausover,= 
and of Dene in right of 
his mother ; died 1 H. 
5, 1413. 

'Catherine, da. of 
Sir Humphrey 

Margaret, da. and heir,= 
ob. 1413. Handsome 
brass with M.I. at Fel- 
brigg, Norfolk. 

■Sir Simon de Felbrigg of Felbrigg, K,G., descendant of the Bigods,. 
Earls of Norfolk. Will, P.C.C. 14 Rous, Testamenta V elusta, AaXeA 
Sept, 1 431. proved Feb. 1443. Buried in the Church of the Friars 
Preachersat Norwich. Lordof the Manor of Breis worth, co. Suffolk, 

Richard Tyndal, obijt 3 H. fj, sans Sir William Tyndall of Dene,= 
issue. Blomefifld's Norjolk, ii. 181. co. Northampton ; ob. 4 H. 6. 

'Helena, heiress to Thomas Felbrigg, her=Sir Thomas Wanton, devisee 
brother; had Breisworth Manor in Suffolk, 1431 of Sir Simon Felbrigg. 

Sir Thomas Tyndal of Dene, and of Redenhall, co, Norfolk, grandson and devisee of Sir Simon=T=Margaret. da. of Sir William Yelverton, 
Felbrigg, 1431 ; then under age ; Lord of the Manor of Breisworth in Suffolk. He died 1448. I Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 1471. 

Anne, wife of Sir 
Henry St. Germain. 

Elizabeth, d. unm. 

Sir William Tyndall of Dene, and after of Hockwold, co. Norfolk,=t=Mary, da. and heir of Sir 

in right of his wife, 6 E. 4 ; luq. p.m. 13 H. 7 ; created K. B. at 
the marriage of Arthur, Prince of Wales, Inherited Worlington 
Manor, 1484, as one of the heirs of Thomas, Lord Scales. 

OsbertMondefordof Felt- 
well, CO. Norfolk, Esq., by 
Eliz. da. of . . . Berney. 

Joan, wife of JohnBlen- 
nerhasset of Freuze, 
CO. Norff., by whom 
daughters only. 

Sir John Tyndal of Hockwold, created K.B. at the Coronation of=j=Amphillis, da. of Sir Humphrey Coningsby, Judge of the King's 
Queen Anne Boleyn. Will, P.C.C. Dyngeley, 1538. Said to have j Bench. She ob. 1532. Brass and M I. in Hockwold Chancel. 
been offered the Crown of Bohemia. Sold Suffolk Manors 1 524. 

Anne, da. of Sir Wm. Pas-= 
ton, by Bridget, da. of Sir 
Henry Heydon of Bacons - 
thorpe, 1st wife. 

'Sir Thomas Tyndal of Hockwold and Great' 
Maplestead, High Sheriff of Norfolk and 
Suffolk. 1561. Puller. Will, P.C.C. 37 
Butt, 18 April 1584. 

=Anne, daughter of Sir Henry William Mary & Bea- 

Fermor of East Bersham, co. Tyndal. trice, 1538. 

Norff., 2d wife ; mar. circa 1544. 

Wm. Tyndal, eld. 
son; died 1591; he 
sold Hockwold to 
Sir Wm. Paston. ; 
m. Anne, da. of 
Sir Ambrose Jer- 
myn, and ha,d only 
child Felix, who 
d. s.p. 

Sir John Tyndal, 
Great Maplestead ; 
Knighted 1603 ; a Mas- 
ter in Chancery ; mur- 
dered 1616. by John 
Bertram, a disappointed 
litigant. Will dated 17 
Jan. 1615, P.CC. 65 

of=j=Anne, da. of 
Esq. ; widow of 
William Deane, 
Esq. Her Will 
is dated 14 June 

Francis Tyndal, 
ob. 1633, s.p,, £et. 

Henry Tyndal. 

William Tyndal, 
the younger. 

D.D., DeanofEly; 
ob. 1614, Brass & 
M.I, in Ely Cathe- 
dral, ^Jane, da. of 
Robt. Russell of 
West Rudham. co. 
Norff. Will,P.C.C. 
108 Lawe. 

Susan, mar. 1, 
James Whittall ; 
2, Tho. Fisher of 
London. His 
27 Capel. 

Elizabeth, mar. 
. . . Page. 

Ursula, mar, . . . 
Coy of Soame ; she 
re-mar. ... Upcher. 

Anne or Winifred, 
mar. Wm. Cal- 
throp of lugham, 

Deane Tyndal, son and heir,=rAmy, da, and heir of 

bom 1586 
ajt. 92. 

bur. at Great 
25 April 1678. 

Robert Weston of Pres- 
ted Hall in Fering, co. 


Arthur Tyndal, ob s p. ; 
bur. in Great Maple- 
stead Church, 3 Oct. 

Sarah, ob. in 


Margaret, mar,, April 29 1618, John Win- 
throp of Groton, co, Suffolk, Esq., after 
Governor of Massachusttts ; his 3d wife ; 
ob. 14 June 1647, ast. 56, 

1. Francis Tyndal, 
son & heir, d. s.p. 
in 1634, aged about 
19 years. 

2, JohnTyndal of Great' 
Maplestead, Esq,, heir 
to his father; died 1 706, 
aged 90 years. 

^Elizabeth, da. of An- 
thony Deane of Dynes 
Hall. CO, Essex, second 
cousin to her husband. 

3 DrueTyndal 
a Hamburgh 
Merchant; ob. 
1665, s.p. 


4 Dene Tyndal. 
buried at Great 
Maplestead, 23 
March, 1633. 

Anne, mar. Thos, Bowater 
of Whitley, co. Warwick, 
and of the Middle Tem- 
ple ; mar. 26 Sept. 1639. 


d. unm. 
28 Mar. 

Elizabeth Tyndal, only dau. and heir ;=f Jasper Blythman of the Middle Temple, Esq., son and heir of Jasper Blythman, Recorder 

mar, 8 Jan. 1701. 

J of 

Leeds ; died 20 March 173|-. See Blythman pedigree in Thoresby's Topography of Leeds. 

Lucy Blythman, only dau. and heir, married 1737 Charles King, Esq., son to William King, LL,D., Principal of St. Mary's 
Hall, Oxford ; and had two daughters and coheirs. 




Beane of €QStx, 1634. 

Candler's pedigree, Harl. MS. 6071, and Tanner MSS., Lib. Bodl. (in italics), collated with the 

Visitation pedigree, 16S4, Harl. MS. 1542. 

Aems : — Sa, a fess ermine, between three chaplets or ; a crescent for difference. 

'Crest: — A bear's head couped sa., muzzled or; a crescent for difference. 

So in the tricking, Harl. MS. 154^, beside which is noted " A confirmation by I'res Pattents by William 
ffower al's Norroy King of Armes to William Deane of Soffeld, 2 sonn of Will'm Deane of Soffeld, 2 
sonn of William Deane, the sonn & heir of John Deane of Tomworth in Billington, in the p'ish of 
Blackborne in Com. Lanck , gent. ; dated the 8 of May 1577." 

Anne, d. of S'' John Went-= 
worth of Codham in com. 
Essex, and his coheire, wid- 
•dow of Hugh Eich and the 
lord Matreuers, 1 wiffe. 
Harl. MS. 1542. Ob. 1580. 

'■William Deane of Deanshall in=f= Anne, d. of Thomas Egerton of Wal-^S' John Tyndall of Much 

Great Maplested in Esuex, Ei _ 
sonn and heire t" his ffatherand 
brother John. Harl. MS. 1542. 
Sou of William Deane of Laucas- 
shire. Harl. MS. 1432. 

in com, Suffolk. 2 wiSe. 
Harl. MS. 1542. Of Wrinhall in 
Com. Ceatr. Tvndall ped., Harl. 
MS. 1542. Widow of Blith, Clerk of 
theCouncilatYork. Harl.MS.l432. 

Maplested in Com. Essex, 
K^Sone theM"- of the Chan- 
eery, Harl. MS. 1542. •2<^ 
husbd; Will, P.C.C. 126 
Cope, proved 2 Dec. 1616. 

5?* John Deane,- 
Kniqhted by K.James 
1603, died 1625. His 
Will, P.C.C. 57 Hele 
is dated 9 Feb. 1625; 
rrob.1626. Of Dynes 

Kaiherine Deune, 
borme 1605 ; died 

■Anne, daughter of 
S' Drue Drury of 
Riddlesworth, mar- 
ried I6O4. Of 
Riddlesworth. co. 
Norfolk. Harl. 
MS. 1432. 

Anne Deane of 
Much Maple- 
sted ; made 
Will, P.C.C. 8 
Clarke, 24 June 
1624; numes 

devisee 1B24: 
of her sister 
Anne; made 
Will 1626, 
P.C.C. 60 

Deane Tyndall 
of Maplested, 
Esq'', eldest son 
& heire. Harl. 
MS.1642. Half 
brother to Sir 
John Deane. 

Arthur, ob. s.p. 
Harl. MS. 1542. 
deviseeof Anne 
Deane, his half 

Roger, ob. s p. 

Margaret, vx. John 
Winthrop of Gro- 
ton in Suffolk, 
Esq. ; devisee 1624 
of Ann Deane. 
His 3d wife ; she 
ob. 1647. 


Anne Deane, bm-n 1607,1011$ married tn Antony Elizabeth Dorcas Frances 

WingHeld, baronet [Married Jany 1, 16S8] Deane, Deane, Deane, 

Sr Anthony Wingffdd oj fjetherinqham in com. Borne Berne Borne 

Svffulh. Harl. MS. 1542. See Burke's 1609. 1616. 1617. 
" Extinct Baronetage," 

Deane Winthrop.young- 
er son . bapt at Groton 
in Suffolk 23 Mar. 1622; 
died at Boston in New 
England 16Marchl704, 
aged 81. 



Lucy, daughter of Sr George Goring; 
Knt,tiftcrmade L. Goring, and by Charles 
after he left the Parl'et, E. of Norwich. 
Baron Goring of Hurstpierpoint. Harl. 
MS. 1542. 

-Drue Deane 1606, Knighted 1607 ,= EHzal)eth,daughter of Sr Tho. 
of Greate Maplestead in com.Essex, Wing f eld, Knt. [his 2i ladyl 
Knt.. one of the Justices of the Sister to Sir Anthony 
Peace in this County, 1634. Harl. Wingfield, Anne Deane's 
MS. 1542. Will, 14 Sept. 1638. husband. 

— 1 
Br me 

1. John Deane, 2. Anthony Deane of 3. Drew 
about 6 yere old, Dynes Hall, co Essex, Deane. 
1634. Ob. s.p. Esq., eldest surviving 

son ; heir to his father 

Anne. Elizabeth, mar. John Tyndal 
of Great Maplestead, Esq., 
2d son and ultimately heir 
of Deane Tyndal. 


The family of Kainsborough or Eainborough, often spelled Rainborow, so promiuently associated 
•with the naval service of the Stuart period and with the army of the Commonwealth, is believed to- 
have originated in Suffolk, though proof is wanting. Tiie distinguished naval commander William 
Kainsborough, whose successful expedition against Salee is a matter of history, was M.P. for the 
SuflFolk sea-port of Aldborough in 1640, and his father, Thomas Rainborow of East Greenwich, is 
supposed to have been grandson to the Thomas Raynburghe of Ipswich, who made his will in 1544. 
There was active communication between these two ports in Tudor days, and the name, an unusual 
one, disappeared from the one place a little before it is found in the records of the other. For 
much valuable information relative to this family and the correction of various errors which had 
found their way into print, see the "New England Genealogical Register," Vol. xl, pp. 158 — 171. 

ill nf flnbrt Hainliornfo, 1553. 

The xxiij daye of Julie in the yere of our lorde god m' cccccxxxiii'' I Robert Rayneborowe 
of Gosbeck in the countye of Suflf. ordeyne this my last wyll. To Agnes my wiff all my goods. 
To said Agnes my tente in Gosbeck which I now dwell in wyth all the lands belongen for the 
terme of hir naturall liif. To the said Agnes my wyff ray tents and lands in Ashe for lyff. 
I woU after the decese of Agnes my wyff Jaifrye my son have the said tents & lands in Gosbeck 
to him and his heirs of his bodye. After the decese of saide Agnes my wyff I woll that 
Thomas Rayneborowe my yonger sonne haue all my howsen and lands in Ashe to him and to 
his heirs of his bodye laufullie begotten for ever. If Jaffrye decese wythout issewe I woll the 
forsaide tent in Gosbeck w*all the lands the forsaid Thomas my yonger sonne enioye them. I 
orden Agnes my wyff and Thomas my sonne the yonger executors, they to dispose the residewe 
of my goods to the most plesure of god and welthe of my s5wle. Probatum apud Gippewicum 
octavo die Octobf 1550 executrici, Thoma Raynborow in eadfii testamento etiam nominator ante 
onus exequitionis eiusdfn viam vniiise carnis ingresso, &c. 

Cur. Ep. Norw. "Coraunte," fo. 79. 


Mill of ^homaz ^mnhatm^h, 154*, 

The xxvij* daye of .Tanuarye m' occccsliiij" Thomas Raynburghe of Ippeswich clothyer. I 

■comende my soule into th'ands of all rayghtie god my Creato'' & Redemo'^ and my body to be 

buryed in the cherche yard of Saynt Nycholas pishe in Ippeswiche aforsaid. Itni I bequethe to 

Syr John Hopson pissfee prest of the said pisshe for his paynes takyn abought me vi^ iiij"^. 

Itm to Anne my wyf *■[ pownds sP. Itm I will that my houshold stuff be equally devyded in 

thre ptis, wherof thone pte I gyf to the said Anne and thother ij eqnallye to my sonys Thomas 

& Jamys. Itm I gif to the said Anne my howse wherin I nowe do dwell vntyll my said son 

Jamys com to thage of xxij yers. And when my son Jamys is ooin to the said age, said Jamys 

to holde said howse for hym his heyers for evyr. Itm to said son Jamys xx" " & my olosse & 

■orteyard in Darye lane. Itm I gif to Thomas my son xl" sterlyng. My howse in Saynt Georgis 

lane to be sold. Yf bothe my sonys dye before the tyme aboue expressyd than my said howse 

shall remayn to my -wyf hyr heyers & assign for era. Itm I gif to my ii dougtthers Elyzabethe 

■& Margerj'e xx" equallye to be devyded amongf them. I giff to Jaffry Watwytt vi^ viij'^. Itffi 

I bequeth to myn owyn mother xx^ & a gowii clothe of the best pnke. Itm I gif to Jafferye 

& Thomas my brotherii eche of them a cote clothe the pre x^ a cote. Itin to my brother in 

lawe a coobard, a cote clothe & to his wyf a gown clothe. The resydue of all my goodes I 

put to the dyspoooii of the said Anne my wyf, whom I make my executors wyth Rychard Bloysse, 

gevyn hym for his labo' a gowne clothe of my best pnke. Probatum xxi die Martij 1544 Anne 

relicte reluata ptate Rico Bloyse. 

Arch. Suff. Book No. 15, fo. 61^. 

Mill nf Mtlliam Eainsborauglj, 1658. 

William Rainboro'w of London Esquire. I bequeth my bodie to the ground and my soule 
to my Saviour Jesus Christ To the hamblett of Wapping fyftie pounds for a stocke for their 
poore. To the hamblett of White Chappell tenn pounds to their poore. To the Trinity House 
ffyftie pounds with condicori that they giue to poore Seamen or their widdowes of the hamblet 
of Wapping every S' Thomas day ffortie shillings. To my eldest sonne Thomas Rainborowe my 
houses in Southwark. To my sonne William Rainborowe my houses in Gun alley in Wapping 
purchased of my ffather in lawe Renold Hoxton and alsoe one thousand pound in money. To my 
sonne Edward Raineborowe twelve hundred pounds. To my daughter Martha Coytmore the wife 
of Thomas Coytemore now in new England the some of seaven hundred pounds, yf she be alive 
at the tyme of my death. To my daughter Judeth Rainborowe one thousand pounds. To my 
daughter Joane Raineborowe one thousand pounds. To the sonnes and daughter of my deceased 
sister Sara Port, namely Robert, John, Thomas and William Porte and Martha Porte, two hundred 
and ffyftie pounds. To my brother M^^ Thomas Rainborowe ffyftie pounds. To my sister 
Buckridge ffiftie pounds. To my sister Wood ffyftie pounds. To my ffather . in lawe Renold 
Hoxton and to my mother in lawe Joane Hoxton tenn pounds a peece to buy them each a ringe. 
I make my loveing sonnes Thomas and William Rainborowe executors and appoint them to bring 
vp my younger children to the age of twenty one years or dale of marriage. And for Ou] seers 


I desire my loveing brothers in lawe M' Eobert Wood and M' John Hoxton. This sixteenth of 
July 1638. I give to my mother in lawe Jone Hoxton my house at Wapping now in the 
■occupacon of M"^ Sander Beuce dureing her nrall life and bequeath to my grandchild W™ Eainborowe 
the some of one hundred pounds. 

A Codicil. William Rainborowe did about a yeare since and att' other tymes declare that 
Martha Port should not §xpect the ffyftie pounds legacie, because he had given her the ffyftie 
pounds and all her wedding clothes in marriage w"' William Ashley. The first day of ffebruarie 
1641 Vee the wittnesses have subscribed our names John Hoxton, Thorn: Hoxton, Mary Bennfes. 
Probatum octauo die Aprilis 1642 juramentis Thome Eainborowe et Wittimi Eainborowe filiorf. 

P.C.C. 51 Campbell. 

It is stated in the Essex Visitation of 1664 that Eobert Wood of London, Merchant, married 
Martha, daughter of William Eainsborough. This statement involves genealogical difficulties, but 
we seem, in the " loveing brother in lawe M"" Robert Wood " abovementioned, to have the husband 
■of the "Martha Eainsborough" of the heraldic MS. 

^ak of Suffolk lanits, 1652. 

This is the finall agreem* made in the Court of the Common Bench at Westm' from Easter 
■day in fifteene dayes in the yeare o"" Lord 1652, Before Olivei S' John, John Puliston, Peter 
Warburton & Edward Atkyns, Justices & others p'sent, Betweene Arthur Jenney Esq'', Ralph Noore, 
Eobert Woodside & William Hayle pl'° and William Eaineborow Esq"^ & Margery his wife & 
Thomasine Jenney deforceants of one messuage, one garden, foure acres of land & two acres of 
pasture w*"" the apptenncs in Grundesburgh. Wherevpon a plea of covenant was summoned 
betweene them in the said court. That is to say that the aforesaid William Rainborow & Margery 
•<fe Thomasine have acknowledged aforesaid tenements &c. to be the right of him the said Arthur 
as the guift of the aforesaid William Rainborow & Margery & Thomasine, and will warant to the 
.aforesaid Arthur &c. the aforesaid tenem*°. And for this acknowledgem', warranties, ffine & agreem' 
said Arthur &c. have giuen to the afores* William Rainborow & Margery & Thomasine fforty & 
•one pounds sterling. Suff. SuiFolk Fine, Easter, 1652. 

Eainsborungb r. 'Hintbrop, 1680. 

12 June 1680 Edward Rainborow of j" parish of Cranford co. Midd* Gent., Complaynant. 
Steuen Winthrop, late of y® parish of S* Margaret Westminster Esq. was seized of two messuages 
4ind lands in Westminster aforesaid. Hee made his last will abought y° yeare 1658 & thereby 
demised said premises to his wife Judith Winthrop, and after her decease to his children equally. 
Said Steuen att his death had diuers children, all of which soone deyed without . , . except 
Margaret Winthrop & Judith Winthrop daughters & coheires of said Stephen. Judith Winthrop y° 
mother & her said daughters being desirous to sell treated with your Orator, Judith the daughter 


being vnder one & twenty though of j^ age of discression. An agreement redused into Articles 
[was] made 29"' September 16 . . . signed & sealed by y" said Judith Winthrop y^ mother and 
her daughters and your Orator. But your Orator hauing occasion to goe beyound y' seas, they 
y" said mother & daughters confederating to defect your Orator haue reentered into said messuages 
& premices, & y° said Margaret hath intermaried with one Henry Ward silk stocking weuer of 
y« parish of Stepney & y° said Judith y" daughter hath attained her age of one & twenty yeares 
& hath intermarried with one Eichard Hancock citten & packer of London, and they or one of 
them haue receiued rents & profets thereof and doe threaten to sue your Orator for two hundred 
and fifty pounds residue of flue hiuidred pounds for y^ purshis of y" said messuages. Your Orator 
is alltogeather remediles att Common law. 

The ioynt and seuJall answere of Judith Wiuthrop widow, Henry Ward and Margaret his. 
wife <fe Eichard Hancocke and Judith his wife deP". Said Stephen Winthrop dyed the third May 
1658 seised of said p^mises. At his death he left three daughters (that is to say) the def*^ Margaret 
Ward, Judith Hancocke & Johanna theire sister since dead without issue, coheires of theire said 
father. Comp" being brother to the def Judith the mother, and having the management of her 
affaires, to serve himselfe did ^end to these def'^ that they had noe good title to said messuages, 
and advised Judeth the mother to sell the same. In a writing indented dated 29"' Sept"^ 1674 and 
mutually signed, for ffive hundred pounds, def' did alien and confirme said messuages to comp", with 
limittacons after expressed. Judith the daughter was not [then] above the age of seaventeene yeares. 
Comp" did pave about the eighth September 1676 the sum of two hundred and fBfty pounds in 
parte of payment of said ffive hundred pounds. He hath neglected to paye the yearly suine of ffive 
and twenty pounds (being a great parte of this def'^ maintenance). Comp'* was indebted by bond 
for money formerly borroweil, and vpon account to Judith the mother. The def* [has] noe counter- 
parte or coppie of the deed. The pimisses were worth more than ffive hundred pounds. 

Chancery Proceedings, Bridges IV, No. 546. 

J^atnboroto of ^uffolfe. 

John Eeyneborow of Ashbooking, co. Suffolk. Wil^ 
Arch. Suff, 1 Jan. 7 1498 ; proved 19 Jan. 1512. 

I I 

Robert Kayneborowe of Gosbeck, co. SufEo]k.=j=Agnes, named, 1533. in her Margaret, 1498. She probably married . . ^ 

- — " . „„ T , ,^nn J husband's will, which she Watwytt, and had issue Elizabeth, Margery 

proved in 1550 and Jeiiery Watwytt, who were living 1544. 

Will, Cur Ep. Norwic. 23 July 1533 ; proved 
8 Oct. 1550. Lands in Ashbocking. 

JafErye Eainborow, son and heir Thomas Rainborow Thomas Rainborowe, the younger, of Ipswich, clothier,=f=Anne.. 

1533;deviseeof Thos.Rainborowe, the elder, living 27 Jan. IS!" —'-—•- j- —--n j m iit-_.i. -ic.^ 

the younger, his brother, 1544. 1544. Arch Sufi. 

I z \ 1 ^-1 

Thos. Rainborow, elder son 1544, mar. at James Rainborow, younger son 1544, Rainborouqlie c, Elizabeth, Margtry,. 

■St. Nicholas, Ipswich, 1554, Elizabeth Some, Chanc. Proc. Series ii.. and Rnpnehnrnwc/h v. 1544. 1544. 
Sanders. He seems to have died s.p. Goodwyn, Town Depcous, 35, 18. Heir to his brother 

Thomas 1561. 

The Consistory Court at Norwich has the will of a Wm. Rammysbury or Rannsburgh 1523, who does not 
seem to be connected' with the Ashbooking Rainborows. 



3^ain0boroug|) of Cast (greentDtcf). 

Thomas Eainsborough of East Greenwich,=f \f artha Moole, married at Whitechapel, co. 

CO. Kent, a sea captain ; Will P.C.C 8 
Byrd, 4 Dec. 1622, proved 23 Feb. 1B23. 
Had lease of Claver Hanbury in Waltham, 
CO. Essex, 1619. 

Middx., 11 Nov. 1582 ; made Will as Martha 
R4nborowe of St. Bride's, Fleet St., London, 
widow, 29 Nov. 1626, P.C.C. 102 St. John ; 
prob. 23 Sept. 1631. 


I'arbara, bapt. 
at Whitechapel 
1583: mar.Tho- 
masLee, Citizen 
and Armourer 
of London, and 
afterwards to 
. . . Buckridge; 
devisee 1638 of 
Wm. Rains- 
borough, her 


Martha, bapt. 1589; 
mar. Anthony Wood 
of Redrith, co. Sur- 
rey, Mariner, who 
made Will. P.C.C. 4 
Hele, 13 Aug. 1625. 
See Essex Visitation 
1664, edited by Dr. 
How.ird. for mar- 
riage of it Maltha 
Rainsborough with 
Robert Wood. 

William Rainsborough of- 
London, Ksq., R N. ; Will, 
P.C.C. 51 Campljell, 16 July 
1638, proved 8 April 1642 ; 
bapt. at Whitechapel 1 1 July 
l.'iSZiof WappingjCO.Middx , 
1624; of South wold; co. Suf- 
folk. 1 636. Commanded the 
expedition against Salee, 
1637. M.P.for Aldborough, 
Suffolk, 1640-2; buriedin St, 
Katherine's by the Tower, 
17 Feb. 1642. 

Thomas Coytmore of ^Martha, bapt. at=John Winthrop, 
Wappinginoo.Middx, I Whitechapel. 20 Apl. Governor of Massa- 
and Charlestown, | 1617; became 2d wife 

of Thos. Coytmore. 

1635 ; and 4th wife of 


reuupt 1651 John 

Coggan of Boston, 

N.E.. Mariner, to 
whom Rowland Coyt- 
more, his father, left 
his lands in Prittle- 
well, &c., CO. Essex 

chusetts, 2d hus- 
band. For his three 
previous marriages 
GEBES, pp. 25-28. 

Isthusband.Wrecked I Mass.; left issue by 
on the Coast of 6pain I 1st and 3d husband ; 
27 Dec. 1644. I d. 1658. 


of Reynold 
and Joan 
Hoxton of 
00. Middx., 
where she 
was buried 
3 March 


Sarah, iix. 
Francis Porte 
and had issue; 
she was dead 
1638, leaving 
children, de- 
visees of Wil- 
liam Rains- 
borough, their 

borough of 
Kast Green- 
wich, gent. ; 
Will, P.C.C. 
7 Eure, 24 
Nov. 1668, 
proved 2 Jan. 
1671 ; no sur- 
viving issue. 

=Mary . . . 
a widow, 
II Feb. 
when she 
made Will 
P.C.C. 37 
Reeve ; 
prob. 9 
1678 ;ob. 

.1 udith,\^'ap- 
pingin Sept. 1614 ; 
mar. circa 1644 Ste- 
phen Winthrop, af- 
terward Colonel in 
the Parliamentary 
army and M.P. He 
was of Groton, co. 
Suffolk in 1651 & 
of Westminster, 
1658. See p. 26. 

_ 1 1__| 

Joan, mar. John Cham- Samuel 

berlaiu. a captain under & Rey- 

thel'arliamentand after- nold, 

wards a brewer at Dept- seem 

ford ; devisee 1668 of both to 

her uncle, Thomas Uain- have 

borough. Her dau , died 

Judith Chamberlain is young, 
named 16.t8 in the will 
of Stephen Winthrop. 

1. Thomas Rains-=T=Margaret 

borough of White 
chapel, Ksq., Col. 
of Infantry under 
the Parliament & 
finally Vice-Admi- 
ral of the Fleet ; 
a Member of the 
Long Parliament. 
Admon. PC.C. 24 
Nov. 1648. 

to whom 
her hus- 
tered in 

2. William Rainsbor-=Margery Jenney, of the 
ough of Fulham, co. Suffolk family of that 

3. Edward Rainsbor-^^Christian, sister 

Middx., Esq., 1649, 
previously of Charles- 
town,N.E., aCol. in the 
Parliamentary Army. 
Had lands in Grundis- 
bnrgh, CO. Suffolk, 1652. 
BoughtHigham Ferrers 
Park, CO. Northampton. 
Chie Bolls. 1600 &.1657. 

name ; mar. at Wood- 
bridge, 9 June 1 642 ; 
joined her husband and 
her sister, Thomasine 
Jenney in sale of lands 
in Grundisburgh to 
Arthur Jenney, Esq. 
Ptne, Easter, 1652. 

ough of Cranford, co. 
Middx., gent. ; Will, 
P.C.C. 62 Cottle, 14 
Sept. 1 677,proved 4 May 
1682. Hepurehasedl674 
houses in Westminster 
of the heirs of Stephen 
Winthrop, his late bro- 
ther-in-law. Kainborow 
c. Winthrop, Bridges, 
IV, 546. 

1677 to Mrs. Sa- 
rah Mackworth of 
Shrewsbury. Ur- 
sula, doubtless a 
second wife, is 
named in Rain- 
borow c. Cartwrigh t. 
i 1690. She remar- 
ried... Cartwright, 

William Rainsborough. eldest son, devisee of 
his grandfather, 1638. and of his uncleEdward, 
1677 ; Captain in the Parliamentary Army ; 
of Uoston in New England 1673 ; living 1687. 

Mary Rainsborouph, 
devisee of Stephtn 
Winthrop in 165!;. 

Mytton Rainsborough, son and JudithRains- 

heir, 1677 ;. plaintiff 1690 in Rain- borough, 

borow c, Oartwright, Collins, II, 1677. 

Mtutit of Wicfeforti. 

am of fbomaa (Eooke, 1621. 

The thirtye daye of August 1621. Thomas Cooke the elder of Pebmshe in the county 
of Essex yeoman beinge of good and pfect remembraunce (thaneks be given vnio Almighty god) 
doe make my pnte will. I giue vnto the poore people of Pebaishe five pounds to be paide 
vnto them at the daie of my deathe. Vnto the poore of Alphmston and Lamshe to either of the 
sume pishes tenn shillings a peice. Vnto the poore of the said pishe of PebiSshe, as an addicon 
to the stock of twentye pounds given by M.' Luke Claphfii some time minister of the pishe, 
to the intente that the pishioners should jJchase a house or lands to the vse and behalfe of the 
poore for ever, the some of ffive pounds. Vnto Thomas Cooke my grandchild my messuage 
called Goddards and all my lands in Gestingthorpe and litle Maplested. Vnto my brothers Lawrence 
Cook and Eobt Cook ffortie shillings a peeoe yearelye duringe their naturall lives. Vnto Thomas 
Wistowe the younger my sisters sonne. Vnto the children of my brother John Cooke deceased, 
my sister Wistowe & sister Sawen deceased, and my brother Lawrences not before noiiiated. 
Vnto George Cook my graunchild my interest & terme of yeares in lands in Lanlshe. I doe 
forgive vnto Edmumle Keade my sonne in lawe the some of threescore pounds due vnto me by 
his bill bearinge date the first daye of December 1606. I geue vnlo my daughter Elizabeth 
now wife of the said Edmunde the some of threescore pounds. Vnto my said daughter Elizabeth, 
and vnto Margarett her daughter now wife of .Fohn Lake & vnto Siizan now wife of Thoffis 
Cooke my sonne, vnto everie of them one spur riall of gould. Vnto Samuell Eeade my grand- 
childe ffortye pounds and vnto eujie of the residue of my daughter Keads children vnmarried 
tenn pounds a pnece. Vnto everie of the children of Thomas Cook my sonne twentie pounds 
a peece. The residue of my goods I giue vnto Thomas Cooke the younger my sonne, who I 
make my sole executor. I giue vnto Martha Eeade now wiife of . . . Epps of London my 
graundchild tenn pounds. To Thomas Maninge, Thomas French and Eichard Goodwyn two shillings 
six pence a peece. 

Probatum vicesimo primo die Novembris 1621 juramento Thome Cooke junioris filij defunoti. 

P.C.C, 94 Dale. 

Thomas Cooke, the testator, was grandfather of Colonel Thomas Cooke, M.P. for Essex in 
1654, whose will is given at page 80. According to the pedigree entered in the Essex Visitations 
(Earl. MSS. 108S, 1137 and HB%) he had three wives— Susan, daughter of . . . Brand of 
Boxford in Suffolk, the mother of his children; Elizabeth, daughter of . . . North of Colchester; 
and Margaret, daughter of . . . Eice of Bures St. Mary in SufFolk. Particulars of his family 
and descendants will be found in the Histories of Essex by Morant and Wright. 


Mill of mmmh H^a&t 1625. 

In y» name of God Amen, ye 20^^ days of November in y« yeare of our Lord one thousand 
Six hundred and [twenty] thre I Edmand Reade, &c. Item, I give & bequeth unto y' Poore of 
Wickford twenty shillings of Lawfull English mony to be payde to y" by my Executo'^^ with in 
one Month next after my dicease : Item, I give & bequeth unto John Weald my Servant five 
pounds of Lawfull english money to be Payde to him within one yeare after my decease : Item, 
I give & bequeth unto every one of my other Servants two shillings a Peece to Be payde to y" 
within one Month after my decease : Item, I give & bequeth unto William Reade my son and to 
my daughter Reade forty shillings apeece to Bye y" Rings : Item, I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth 
my Loving \\'ife all those Leases which I have of W Edward Syliarde & M'' George White; and 
allsoe y" Messages and Tenaments or Lands theireunto belonging which I lately Purchased of 
M'' Cockerum now in y** Teno"' & occupation of John Tyle or his assignes for & during y" Tearmc 
of her Naturall liife ; and after her dicease, I give & bequeath all y° sd Leases Messages or 
Teniments and y* lands above spesifyed unto William Reade my sofi upon y* Condition y' he y" 
sd William my sori shall with in forty dayes next after my deth enter into bond to Elizabeth 
my sd Loving Wife in y" full som of 400' y' he y^ sd William rny son shall paye unto my son 
Ihomas Reade within fourescore dayes after y" decease of my sd Loving Wife, if he y' sd Thomas 
be yn Living or otherwise to his Children if he have any then Living y" full suiii of 240^ of 
Lawfull english mony, and if my sd son William shall Refuse to enter into Bond to my sd 
Loving Wife as aforesaide ; y° my minde and Will is y' my sd soii Thomas Reade shall Presantly 
after y" dicease of my sd Loving Wife, enter into y" aforesd leases & Lands ; and allsoe into y" 
aforesd Messages or Teniments with y" apertinances and Lands theireunto belonging, to have and 
enjoye to him y« sd Thomas Eeade or y« eyres of his Body Lawfully begotten and for Want of 
such Issue y" to Remayne to my sofi William Reade and his Eyres for ever : Item, I give & 
bequeth unto Samuell my second son & to y"" eyres of his body Lawfully begotten ; y' my Message 
or Teniment with y* appertenances & Lauds theireunto belonging. Called or Knowne by y" name 
of Sopers or by what soever Name or names y" same be Calld or Knowne ; now in y^ Teno"^ & 
occupation of George Ballard or his assignes ; and if y" sd Samuell my son shall fortune to depart 
ya life without Eyres of his body lawfully begotten ; y" my minde and Will is y' Thomas my 
aforesd sofi shall enter into y" Messages & Lands aforesd to have and enjoye y™ to him or y° eyres 
of his Body lawfully begotten ; and for Want of such Issue unto William Reade my sd soil and 
to his eyres for ever : Provided allwayes y' if y" sd Message or Teniment and lands theireunto 
belonging Called Sopers herein and hereby formerly given & bequethed unto Samuell my son shall 
hapen to Com to William my soii in Maner & forme as aforesaid : y° I Will y* my said sofi 
William shall within one Month y" next enter into bond to my Executo"^ herein and hereby nominated 
Clf she be y° Living) or otherwise to y" overseers of this my last Will & Testiment herein 
Nominated in y" Penall soin of 600' with Condition to paye 300' of Lawfull english mony in maner 
(fe forme followinge : (that is to saye) unto John Lake and Anna Lake two of my Grand Children : 
50' a peece : & to Daniell Epps & Elizabeth Epps two other of my Grand Children : 50' a peece 
and to Elizabeth my Daughter: 100' of lawfull english mony within one yeare next after y" sd 
Message or Teniment & y' lands theireunto belonging Called Soppers, shall hapen to Com to my 
sd soil William in Maner & forme as aforesaide and if my sd son William shall Refuse to enter 
bond in Maner & forme as is aforesaide then I will y* all those Messages lands & teniments 
Called Sopers shall be and Remayne unto my aforesaid Grand Chilldren, and to y" Residue of my 
Grand Children of all my Daughters, and to Elizabeth my youngest Daughter equally to be divided 
amongst y" and if my sd Grand Children shall hapen to dye before the sd Legasye shall be due, 
■V" mv minde & Will is y' y° saide Legasye shall Incur to my two Daughters y" Mothers, and 
•> ^ W 


Provided allsoe y' if Samuell my sou hapen to depart this life with""' Issue of his body lawfully 
begotten, and that Thomas my son enjoye y" sd lands & teuiments aforesd and to him in and 
by this my last Will & testiment bequethed; then my minde and will is that those leases lands 
and Messages with y° lands theireunto belonging which is before given unto my saide soil Thomas 
shall Presently Ineur and Com to my saide son William Reade and to his eyres for ever without 
paying y* foresaide som of 240' unto Thomas Reade my son or any part theirof in maner and 
forme as is aforesaide. Item, I give and bequeth unto my saide Loving Wife y" lease of Frearne 
and all y' time and tearme to Com and unexpired for and towards y° Mayntenance and education 
and bringing up of Thomas Reade my third son : Item, I give and bequeth unto my son in Law 
John Lake and to my Daughter Margaret Lake, forty shillings apeece to make y™ Rings and to 
John Lake and Anna Lake theire Children 20''' apeece : Item I give and bequeth unto Daniell 
Epps & Martha Epps my J)anghter 40='' apeece to make y™ Rings & to Elizabeth Epps & 
Daniell Epps theire Children 20''' apeece ; Item, I give and bequeth unto Elizabeth my Daughter 
200' of Lawfull mony of englande to be payde unto her at her full age of 20 yeares. Item, I 
give & bequeth unto my Brother John Reade y° sum of five pounds to be payde to him within 
one whole yeare next after my Dicease : Item, I give and bequeath nnto my sou William my 
3'oung graye Guilding now in y" Custoilye of my Kinsman John Reade : all y" Residue of my 
Goods Chattells and Mooveables what soever, I give and bequeth unto Elizabeth my said Loving 
Wife, who I make and ordayne my sole executrix of this my last Will and testiment; and I doe 
nominate and appoynt James Lawrence of Cliffords Inn Gentillman and John Reade of Pitsaye my 
Kinsmen overseers of this my last Will and testiment, and doe hereby give y"" thre pownd six 
shillings & aight pence apeece to be payde to y°' by my saide executrix, Intreating y"" to be 
ayding and assisting my sd loving Wife to se this my last Will and tesiment duly and truly 
executed & performed according to my Intent and true meaning herein and hereby set down and 
declared. In Witness whereof, I the saide Edmand Reade, have set my hand to every severall 
lease and' my scale to y™ all fixed together, and doe deliver y" same into y° hands of my Loving 
Wife my saide executrix this 20"^ days of November in the 21'' yeare of y'^ Kings Majestyes Raigne 
that now is and in anno Domini 1623. Edmand Reade. 

Sealed & delivered in y° Presence of Edmand Lamb : Edward Epps. 
Rob' Marrable his Marke he is M'' Thomas Lakes Man. Vera Copia From Coll. Reade. 

This will, found among the Winthrop Papers, has been printed in the Proceedings of the 
jMassachusetts Historical Society for 1862, and also by Mr. W. S. Appleton in his "Ancestry 
of Priscilla Baker," but both volumes are now very rare. 

[ill of ^bontas Jlknn, 1653. 

The one and twenthth day of October 1633 I Thomas Aleyn of Braughin in the countye 
of Hertf gent, ordayne this my last will. First I bequeath my Soule into the hands of my 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I give vnto my daughter Reade ffifty pounds. Vnto my god- 
sonne Aleyn Reade twenty pounds to be payd him at the age of eightene yeares. Vnto Anne 
Reade and Jane Reade my grandchildren to either of them fourty pounds att their severall ages 
of eightene yeares or dayes of maryage which shall first happen. I give vnto my brother 
William Aleyn ffive pounds, vnto my brother John Aleyn fourty shillings, to my sister Colvilis 
forty shillings, to my nephew Francis Aleyn of Haurelts ffive pounds. Itm to my nephewe Thomas 
Aleyn being my godsonne fourty shillinges. Vnto the poore of Braughin fourty shillings. The 
residue of my goods I give to Jane my wellbeloved wife whom I make sole executrix. Probatum 
visesimo sexto die mensis Februarij 1633 juramento Johis Spanswicke no''' procurat ex"''. 

Arch. Lond. Essex & Herts. "Dean." No. 146. 


Thomas Aleyn, was the representative of the Aleyns of Icklingham in Suffolk, a township 
which they acquired through the marriage of their ancestor, John Aleyn, Baron of the Exchequer, 
temp King Henry VII., with Constance, daughter and heiress of William Gedding. The will is 
sealed with the Aleyn Arms, per bend rompu argent and sable, six martlets counter-changed. 
Pedigrees of the family are given in the Visitations of Suffolk (Harl. MSS. 891 and 1660) and of 
Devonshire (Harl. MS. 1080). Allen quartered Gedding, Aspall, Peache and Watvyle (Barretts MS. S^a.) 

lill Df Milliam 1^5^, 1659. 

William Eeade of Birchanger in the county of Essex, Gentleman, this thirty day of March 
1659. I bequeath my soule to God, my body to the earth, in sure and certaine hope of 
Eesurection to eternal life through the power & vertue of my Redeemer. To be decently buried 
neare the body of my deare wife in the Chancell of Birchanger. Inprimis I make my loving 
Sonne Alleyn Read my sole executor and do give him all my lands to him & to his heires for 
ever. Itm Vnto my daughter Ann Clarke widowe two hundred pounds. If my daughter Ann 
Clarke marrie againe she shall convey to my grandchild Elizabeth Clarke her daughter one hundred 
pounds at the age of one and twenty yeares or day of her marriage which shall first happen. 
To my Sonne Alleyn Read & to his wife & to my daughter Anne Clarke & likewise to my 
loving brother Colonell Thomas Read & his wife to everie one of them perticularly a gold ring 
of forty shillings price each ring. To my sister Lake my sister Symonds my sister Winthropp 
my cozin Thomas Cook & his wife my cozin Joseph Cooke my cozen Bennett widowe, to Mr 
Lear clarke & to Mr Thomas Cuthbert & to my fower grandchildren William, Alleyn & Thomas 
Read & Elizabeth Clarke to each of them a gold ring of twentie shillings price. To my loving 
ifriend William Parsons now of Birchanger clarke & to his wife & daughter Margarett Parsons 
each one gold ring. Vnto y» poore in Birchanger forty shillings and y* poore of Wickford in 
Essex forty shillings. All y" rest of my estate I give wholy & intirely to my loving sonne 
Alleyn Reade whome I make my executor. Pved att London the sixt day of June 16.59 by 
the oath of Alleyn Read y" sonn. P.C.C. 345 Pell. 

Instripttoti in IBtrcbanger ^Ijantd, (Esscai. 

"William Eeade, of this parish, and Ann his wife, sole daughter and heir of Thomas Aleyn, 
of Braughen in Hertfordshire, gentleman, by Jane his wife, one of the daughters of Thomas 
Laventhorp, of Albury Hall in the said county, esquire. She died, U*" Nov. 1639. He, the 
3'' April, 1659. This monument was erected by their only son, Aleyn Reade." 

Arms : A griffin segreant ... a canton . . . impaling per bend rompu ... six martlets. 

^Vright's History of Essex, Vol. ii., 155. 

^mU i^Mgf^B, larl ff^. 14^9, fa. lO^^^. 

"Allan Read Deputy of the ward of Faringdon without, 1670; an Atch*. made." 
Arms : Azure a griffin Segreant Or, a canton of the second, quartering " Allen, Brett, 
-, Gedding, Aspall, Petchye, Watkins, Watervile, Peverell." 
Crest : A griffins head azure. 

William Read of Wigford in Essex.=f=Anrie daughter tb heir of Thomas Alleyn. 

Alevn Reade, only sonne,=rKathenne, dau. Jane & Elizabeth both dyed mayds & ly Anne Reade twice man: ; 1 to Uenry 

oh. 16 — , buryed at Bit- 

ot Richard Cut- buryed in St. Annes Chappell in St. Clarice ; Sly to Edimrd Eickea Dr of 
bert of Land. Dunstan'e west, Land. divinity, 

r— ' 
Alleyn Read. 




3Sitm of Mtcfeforli. 

William Reade of Wickford. co. Essex, yeoman ; Will dated 16 May=f= 
1 534, proved at Chelmsford 26 June the same year. j 

Roger Reade of Wickford ; made Will 10=j=Elizabeth, living 1557 when 
Deo. 1557 ; buiied 17 March 1558. | her husband made his will. 

William Reade of Wickford ;=j=Mary, named 1603 in 

in Will, 3 July 1603, desires 
to be buried in the church 
and names " my brother 
Edmund Church." 

her husband's will ; 
sister perhaps of Ed- 
mund Church. 

1 : 

Agnes, wife of Henry 
Dowe, 1657. Her son, 
Richard Dowe, is 
named 1603 in his 
uncle's will. 

. . . ux. . . . Stonard, and had son, 
Roger Stonard, 1634. 

John Reade, lo57, to 
whom his father be- 
queathed Great and 
Little Annys in Wick- 

Roger Reade of Pit-=j= 
sea, CO. Kssex ; bapt. 
at Wickford 2 Oct. 
1563 : d. 1619. 

Thomasine, dau.'^Edmund Reader 

of Thomas 
Wallenger of 
Chelmsford ; 
mar. at Wick- 
ford, 14 Aug. 
1692; bur. there 
7 Deo. following. 

of Wickford, 
Gent. ; bapt. 23 
May 1563 ; Will 
20 Nov. 1623; 
buried 1 Dec. 
following at 

Margaret, mar. John Lake and 
went with him to New Eng- 
land. She was sometime of New 
London, Conn , and after of 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, where 
she died in 1672. They had 
one son, John Lake, and two 
daughters, Hannah and Martha. 
Hannah, married Captain John 
Gallup of Stonington, Conn., 
killed in action with the Indians 
19 Dec. 1675, and left -issue. 
Martha, married, 1647, Thomas 
Harris of Ipswich, Mass., who 
died in 1687, leaving issue. 


^Elizabeth, 2d wife, dau. of Tho-=Hugh Peter, 2d 

mas Cooke of Pebmarsh, co. husband, the well. 

Essex, whose Will, P.C 0. 94 known soldier 

Dale,is dated 30 Aug. 1621 (by preacher of Crom- 

Susan, his first wife, daui of well's army ;some- 

. . . Brand of Boxford, co. Suf- time pastor at 

folk) ; sister to Thomas Cook Salem, Massachu- 

of Great Yeldham, Gent , who setts ; executed as 

entered pedigree in the Essex a regicide, 1660. 
Visitatn.,1634. lIarl.MS.143^. 

bapt. 25th 
Jan. 1675 ; 
devisee of 
Reade, his 

mar. at 
15 Feb. 
1586, to 

— r-r-r-i 
Two sons 
d. young. 

b. 1573. 

Elizabeth,born at Wick- 
ford, 1617 ; 2d wife of 
John Winthrop, Jun., 
Governor of Connecti- 
cut ; died 24 Nov. 1672, 
leaving issue. See WiN- 
THRor OF Nkw London, 
p. 27. 


Daniel Eppas, 
m. 1664H;iiza- 
his stepsister, 
and d. 1693, 
leaving issue. 




Roger Reade, 
living 1603. 

John Reade 
of Pitsea. 

Agnes Read, 
ob. infans. 

Daniel=f=.\IarthaReade,=i=SamuelSymonds,Esq ,=j=Dorothy, da. of Thomas 

Eppes of 
Kent ; of 
1621, 1st 

Eliz. Kppes, 
mar. James 
Chute of 
Mass. ; both 
living 1653. 

Mary Eppes, 
mar. Peter 
Duncan of 
Mass. She 
died 1692, 

mar. Samuel 
Symonds circa 
1637, & went 
to New Eng- 
land ; his 2d 
wife. She d. 

mar. 1, John 
Denison; 2, Rich- 
ard Martyn of 
She d. 1684. Is- 
sue by both hus- 

4th son of Richd. Sy- 
monds of Great Yeld- 
ham, CO. Essex; of 
1637; Deputy Gover- 
nor of Massachusetts, 
1673-79. Nj, 

Harlakenden of Earl's 
Colne, CO. Essex.Esq., 1st 
wife ; by whom many 
children, both sons and 

Ruth, mar. 1659, 
Rev. John Emer- 
son and d. 1702, 
leaving issue. 

Samuel Symonds^ 
Harv. Coh. 1663; 
d. unm. 1669. 

Prisoilla Symonds, 
born 1648 ; mar, 
1672 Thos. Baker of 
Topsfleld, Mass., & 
had six children ; 
d. 1734. 

Willinm Reade of Hirch-=i=Anne, dau. and heir of Thomas 
anger, co. Essex. Gent. ; 1 Aleyn, Gent., of Icklingham, co. 

Will, P.C.C. 345 Pell; 
names sisters Winthrop, 
Lake and Symonds. He 
died 3 April 1659 ; bur. 
in Birohanger Chancel. 

Suffolk, and after of Braughin, 
00. Herts, , who made Will, Arch. 
Lond., Essex and Herts, 21 Oct. 
1 633, by Jaue,dau. of Thus. Leven- 
tUorp, Esq. M.I. in Birclianger 
Church. She d. 14 Nov. 1639. 

Samuel Ileade, 2d 
son, 1623 ; a phy- 
sician ; of Bis- 
hop's Stortford, 
00. Herts., 1643 ; 
dead, apparently, 
in 1659. 

Two sons 
who died 


Thomas Reade, ?d= 
son, of Wickford, gent., 
and of Salem, Mass. ; 
after a Colonel in the 
Pari. Army and Gov., 
of StirlingCastle. Will 
proved at London 6 
Nov. ] 662. ' 

Prisoilla, dau. of John 
Banks of Maidstone 
and sister to Caleb 
Banks ; aunt to Sir 
John Banks of Ayles- 
ford, created aBaronet, 

Aleyn Reade, citizen and^Katheriue, da. of 
merchant-tailor of London ; "' ' ' '^ " ■ 
Will, P.C.C. 166 King. 21 
March 1678, proved 3 Dec. 
1 679. Had Great and Lit- 
tle Annys in Wickford. 

Richard Cuthbert of 
London and sister of 
Thomas Cuthbert. 
See Read pedigree, 
Barl. MS. US9. 

Jane and Eliza- 
beth, devisees of 
their grandfather 
Aleyn, died un- 

Anne, married 1st 
to Henry Clarke 
and 2d to Edward 
Hickes, Dr. of Di- 

Samuel Reade of Lon- 
don, merchant, kinsman 
and final executor of 
Aleyn Read 30 March 
1683. Living 1714. 

1 — I 



1656 ; 

Thomas, young. 

Aleyn Reade, Gent., 
s. and h , executor 
1,0 his father ; ob. 
s.p. Veseij c. Read, 
Reynardson, I, 117. 
Dead 1683. 

Richard, Wil- 
liam and Tho- 
mas, died un- 
married in 

William Vesey of= 
Whatfield, CO Suf- 
folk, Gent. ; ob. 
s,p. M.I. in What- 
field Ch. See Ve- 


-Elizabeth Clarke, devisee^= Matthew Isaack of Hitch-= 
of her grandfather Alleyn ; am, com. Suffolk, Gent. , 
cousin and heir-at-law to 2d husband ; died 1702 ; 
Alleyn Read 1683 ; no issue had married Elizabeth 
by either husband. Vesey before 26 Dec. 


Maria, 1st wife, by 
whom he had, with 
other issue, a sou and 
two dans, who survived 
him. See CtTLLUM OF 

The above is founded upon the Pedigree of Read, with numerous wills, &c. given in the " Ancestry of Prisoilla Baker," by 
her descendant William S. Appleton of Boston, U.S. ; the Read and Cooke pedigrees in the HarUian MSS. ; and the very 
genealogical Chancery Proceedings in Vcysey contra Read, Reynardson, I, 117. in the Public Record Oflice. Numerous letters from 
members of the Reade family and its connections are to be found in the six volumes of selections from the Winthrop Papers 
published by the Massachusetts Historical Society, while many others are still unpublished. 

QltJtiitional €lJitientes. 

The preceding portion of this work has been devoted to the Winthrops of Groton and the 

families allied to them. The five following evidences would have been included in proper order 

had they come to light in season, and they are now appended before passing to wholly 
■different subjects. 

mill of %mQt ^till, 1560. 

Afio Dili 1560, Jauaf 30. I George Styll, bacheler in Divinitie and felowe of S' John's 
■coUedge in Oambridg, l)eing sicke in body but sownd in mynde, make this my last wiil. I bequeath 
my whole self to my great and good god in whom onlye I costantly beleve. My worldly goods 
I bestowe theim wholie on M" John Styll 1 loctor of Divinitie, desyering hym, yf he thincke so 
good to gyve to my father my gelding. All my books (yf my said brother thincke good) I gyve 
to my nephew John Styll my said brother his eldest sonne. To my syster M'" Ann Styll, my 
said brother's wieff, I gyve my twoe carpetts, &c. To Joan my sister a featherbedd, &c. To 
Elizabeth my sister three or fou'' pounds. I bequeath for fou"^ yeres after my death yearlie x° 
to be distributed vnto the poore of Whatfeld in Suffolk on Xpemas daye. To tlie three wytnesses 
of this my wyll, M"^ James Byll bachelo"^ of Divinitie, M"^ Peter WythipoU and Anthonye Higgyn 
M'^ of arte, I bequeath to eche of theim a ftrenche crowne to make them a ringe to remebre 
me w**'all. For all my apparell at Hadley and elsewhere I gyve it wholie to my said brother 
John Still. I request of him as my last peticon that he nev"^ lett S"^ Gedney want so long as 
he lyveth. Adm to Jo. Styll, S.T.P., fratri naturali et Itimo Georgij Styll, S.T.B., vicesimo septimo 
die Junij 1585. Wills, University of Cambridge, 1558—1602, fo. 95. 

For the will of the testator's brother, successively Eector of Whatfield, Vicar of Hadleigh 
and Bishop of Bath and Wells, and for their pedigree see pp. 74-76. Alice Still, their sister, 
became the first wife of the third Adam Winthrop in 1574, and died s.p. in 1579. 

A fine pedigree of the Stills of Dorsetshire, descendants of the Bishop, with some account 
of the family, will be found in Hutchins' History of that County, Vol. III. 

Cbanr^ru ^vocnhinp, ^§nnnt r. liirir, 1571. 

In most humble maner complayninge sheweth vnto your good Lordeshippe your poore and daylie 
Orator John Hunne of the Cytie of London that one Richarde Celye, cosyngermyn to Maryon Burde 
alias Bryde of Ypeswiche wydowe, was indebted to Thomas Gierke of London lynnen draper in the 
some of fyftie poundes in moneye. Eichard Cely, beinge verie vnable to paye the same, requested 
said Maryon to wryte for him to some ffrende of hers to take order for the payment at some 


other and longer dales. Maryon dyd request your Orator (for there was great ifrendesheppe between 
your Orator and said Maryon) to deale with Thomas Gierke for Celye. By her letters said Maryon 
did promise to save harmeles your Orator whatsoever he shoulde doo promyse or vndertake for 
Celye. Your Orator [therefore] became bounden to Gierke for the payment of tenne poundes, parcell 
of the said fiyftle. Sythence which tyme your orator hathe byn compelled to paye the said tenne 
pounds with twelue shillinges for damages. But soe it is that Maryon doth refuse to repay to 
your orator the said tenne poundes. Said pmyse was not made by Maryon Burd before wytnesses, 
but secretly by her letters — which letters orator has sythence loste, [being] imbeseled by one 
William Celye, brother to the said Maryon. Orator cannot compell Maryon to pforme her pmyse 
by the comen lawes of this realme. Maye yt therefore please your good lordesheppe to grar.t 
the Queues Wrytte of Subpena to be directed to the said Maryon Burde, &c , &c. 

The answere of Marryon Bryde als Byrde wydowe, defendnnt, 14 Eliz'''\ Defendnt att 
the request of Richard Cely yn the lyffe of Richard Bryde hyr late husband dyd oawse a letter 
to be dyrectedd vnto compleynfit & requested him to be fFryndly vnto said Rychard Cely. And 
thoughe the supposell were true, as the same ys very vntrue, yett forasmuch as defend, att that 
tyme was a wyffe & under the coverture of Rychard Byrd hyr husband she demaundeth Judgement 
of this honourable Courte yf she shalbe ffurther compelled to make answere to the surmyses & 
allygacons of Compleytit. 

Ghanc. Proc, Series II, Bundle 97, No. 85. 

It would now seem that Maryon Burde alias Bryde of Ipswich and Richard Byrde, her 
husband, were identical with the " Richarde Burde of Ipswich and my sister his wief," who are 
referred to in the will cf the second Adam Winthrop (See page 13). Prolonged research has failed 
to discover any other Richard Burde of that place and period. It has been assumed that Richard 
Burde's wife was the own sister of Adam Winthrop, but the evidence of the wills of John Cely 
of Bury St. Edmunds, 1557, and of Alice Cely, his widow, 1558, discovered since the issue of 
the earlier pages of this volume, creates a presumption that she was really the step-sister of Alice 
Henny or Hunne, Adam Winthrop's first wife, who died young in 1538. Alice Cely, previously 

■wife of Hunne, died in 1558, leaving three Hunne children then surviving and a stepdaughter, 

Maryon Cely, wife of Richard Byrde alias Bryde of Ipswich, clearly the defendant in "Hunne 
contra Burd." She also left a son, W^illiam Cely, who is believed to be the William Cely who 
married Adam Winthrop's daughter, Mary. For the will of Richard Byrde and further particulars 
of the families of Hunne and Cely see hereafter, pp. 221-223 (Goodwin of Bull's Hall). 

ill 0f Mm Mbittinsbam, 1619. 

The sixteenth day of Aiigust, 1619. John Whittingham, citizen and grocer of London, and 
nowe of Battersey in the countie of Surrey gentleman. I comende my soule vnto God, hoping© 
to be saved, and to enioye eternall rest amongst the blessed companie of his elect. By covennts 
bearinge date 29"' November 1614 before my intermarriage w"' Sara my nowe wieffe I haue bounde 
my selfe to pale vnto her the some of two thousande pounds. I giue vnto her in leiwe of her 
porcon w'^'' she maye claime by the custome of the cittie of London and in recompence of all 
agreements, the leases and all myne estates in myne house and lands at Battersey and in my 


messuages in Whitecrossstreete in the parishe of 8"=* Gyles w'hout Cripplegate London and in one 
messuage in Cheapeside wherein M" Joane Norrington sometimes did inhabite. I doe give vnto 
the saide Sara see muche of my goodes as shalbe of the value of two hundred pounds. I giue 
my coppyhoulde tenement in Eattersey sometimes in the tenure of the Ladie Frauncis Howarde, 
and alsoe all other my coppiehoulde messuags in Battersey and Waynsworth vnto the saide Sara my 
wiefFe her heires and assignes for ever. The residue of my goodes I doe bequeath in manner and 
forme following. I giue vnto my children one equall thirde thereof accordinge to the lawdable 
custome of the cittie of London. Vnto my daughter Dorothie ffiftie poundes and my best bearinge 
mantle, Vnto my sonne John Whittingham ffiftie pounds. Vnto my daughter Marye my bearing 
mantle trimed w'*» wachet silver lace. To my sonne William "Whittingham a guilte bole called a 
boate w<='' was given him by his godfather Cranmer. I release vnto my sister Warrell all the 
debte w"'' she oweth mee. Vnto S"^ John Weld of Arnolds, Knight, my biggest graie coulte. Vnto 
my sister Monger and my sister Ditchfeilde cache a ringe of goulde. To my nephew Humfrey 
Warrell ffive pounds. Vnto my nephewe John Blastocke twentie poundes at his age of one & 
twenty yeares. My son in lawe and daughter Gere. I giue vnto my brother in lawe Josua 
Winthroppe and to his wieffe twentie shillings a peece to make each of them a ringe. My cosen 
Harrison and her husbande and my sounes in lawe Thomas Vincent and William Palmer. To my 
executor fFortie pounds. To Joane Barton my sister Ellis her maide. Threescore pounds to be 
bestowed vpon my iFunerall. Vnto the poor of Battersey three pounds. To the poore prisoners 
in the two Compters and in Ludgate sixe poundes. The residue of my goods I whollie giue to 
all my children, parte and parte like. I ordaine my trustie and welbeloved brother in lawe, 
William Cranmer executor. And overseers I name my lovinge freinde M'' Humfrye Phippes and 
my lovinge brother in lawe M"^ Edwarde Ditchfeilde. Probatum vicesimo primo Septembris 1619, 
juramento Wittmi Cranmer, executoris. P.C.C. 88 Parker. 

John Whittingham and Joshua Winthrop, his brother in law, had married two sisters, 
daughters of Vincent Norrington, Citizen and Grocer of London, whose nuncupative will, dated on 
or about the second of January 1597, was proved on the nineteenth of the same month by Joan 
Norrington, his relict. [P.C.C. 5 Lewin.J " Sicke in body and in danger of death he did giue 
all that euer he had unto Joane his loueing wife, sayinge that if he had five thousand pounds 
more he wold not giue anie from her." On the 12th of November 1617, a commission was 
issued to Sarah Whittingham, one of the sisters referred to, for the final administration of her 
father's estate. It was Mary, the other sister, who married Joshua Winthrop, sometime of London, 
and after of Bandon in Ireland, whose kindred and connections will be found in the pedigree of 
Winthrop of Groton, at page 27. 

ill nf Kobrt ^ilttmay, 1646, 

The ffirst day of May, 1646. Robert Mildmay of Tarling in the countie of Essex Esq''. 
To be buried in my chancell of my pish church in Tarling. The some of ffiue hundred pownds 
w"'' I did lend vnto my brother John Goodwyn of the Inward Temple London Esq' twentie sixte 
day of May 1642 to be paid vnto my esecuto" within one yeere nexte after my decease. For 
the payment whereof said John Goodwyn made me a lease of the Mannor Milles lying in Stystead ; 
out of which said some to be paid vnto my nephew Robert Mildmay sonne of William Mildmay 


late of Woodham Water the some of twoe hundred pownds as vpon agreemt of his marriage was. 
concluded. Vnto Anne G listen wife of Henry Gliston Docter of Phizick fFyftie pownds. VntO' 
Elizabeth Peck wife of Samuell Peck of Chelmsford, Gent, ffyftie pounds. Vnto Joane Mildmay 
daughter of Thomas Mildmay of Finchingfeild fFowertie pounds at the age of eighteene yeerea, 
Vnto Eobert Mildmay sonne of Anthony Mildmay of Woodbridge in the countie of Suffolck the 
some of twentie pownds at the age of one and twentie yeeres. Vnto John Stalham o"^ minnester 
the some of ffiue pounds. Vnto my brother John Goodwyn, Esq"^ and my cozen John Maidstone 
Gent, the some of three pownds a peece to make them rings, whom I doe request to be superuisors- 
of this my will. All the rest of my goods I giue to my loueing wife Joane Mildmay whom 
I make sole executrix : she not to suffer any wast or spoyle of my houses woods or lands 
at Tarling w"*" 1 haue entaled vpon hir dureing hir naturall life. Probat 13 July 1646 iuramento 
Joanne Mildmay, excutricis. Arch, Colch. Wills, 1646-47, No. 21. 

The seal affixed to this will has the arms of Mildmay with a mullet for difference. The- 
testator was son of John Mildmay of Cretingham. Anne Gliston and Elizabeth Peck were 
sisters of the Eobert Mildmay named in the will, who was son-in-law of Dame Amy Mildmay. 
Anthony Mildmay of Woodbridge was doubtless the son of Thomas Mildmay of Framlingham.. 
See Mildmay pedigrees, pp. 47-48. 

ill 0f Mm f aui mr. 

Mary Paul of Norwich, widow, 16"' March 1737. My moiety of my reputed manor and 
capital messuage and of all my lands in Polstead, Boxford and Assington in the county of SuffiDlk, 
also moiety of messuage and lands in Mendlesham in the said county, unto my loving sister Sarah 
Fones. After her decease all said messuages lands woods &c. in Mendlesham unto my three grand- 
children, Ann Paul, Mary Paul and Samuel Paul, the son and daughters of my son in law John 
Paul of Mile End Green in the county of Middlesex mariner, and to their respective heirs as 
tenants in common. And from the decease of my said sister Sarah Fones I give my moiety of 
said Manor in Polstead &c. to Nehemiah Lodge of the city of Norwich, gentleman, forever, in trust 
to sell and receive rents and to pay legacies. That is to say, to my cousin Katherine, the wife of 
M' John Nuthall. citizen and Alderman of Norwich the sum of fifty pounds : to my cousin Sarah 
their daughter one hundred pounds : to my cousin John Jackson woollen draper fifty pounds : to- 
my cousins Elizabeth Smyth, Abigail Smyth, and James Smith of Norwich each fifty pounds : 
to my cousin Elizabeth Baist the wife M'' Edward Baist ten pounds : to my cousin Sarah Beamont 
the wife of M' John Beaumont ten pounds : to my cousin Mary Lodge the wife of said Nehemiah 
Lodge ten pounds : to my cousin Martha Jackson twenty pounds : to my grandson John Paul 
fifty pounds and to Thomas Paul son of said John Paul at his age of twenty one years. To poor 
ministers or ministers widows and other poor persons the sum of twenty five pounds out of my 
South Sea Annuities. My sister Sarah Fones to be sole executrix. Proved 12 October 1738 by 
oath of Sarah Fones, spinster. P.C.C. 240 Brodrepp. 

The will of John Paul of Bethnal Green, co. Middlesex, Gentleman, the husband of testatrix,- 
was proved in the Prerogative Court in 1733 {P.C.C. 15 Ockham), and that of Sarah Fones, her 
sister, in 1745 {P.C.C. Jf6 Edmunds). For pedigree and wills of Fones of Nusteed, see pp. 83-87- 


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