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Rudyard Hannam my son &c. two hundred pounds & to daughter Pollix-
[The first wife of the Rev. John Cotton, according to Mather (Magnalia, ed. 1853, i. 58), was Elizabeth Horrocks, sister of Mr. James Horrocks, a famous minister of Lincolnshire." Perhaps Jonas was his son. It is stated in Palmer's Nonconformists' Memorial (ed. 1778, i. 510), that Christopher Horrocks of Bolton in the Moors, and his family, came to New England with Mr. Cotton. Has any one met with other evidence of their residence here? They left their son Thomas at Cambridge University. After taking his degrees he became a clergyman, and after the restoration was ejected from the living of Malden, in Essex.-EDITOR.]
MARY USHER, late of the parish of St. Anne, Westminster, in the Coun-ty of Middlesex, widow, deceased. Administration on the goods, chattells and credits pertaining to her estate was granted, 3 April 1739, to Patient Usher, the Wife and lawful Attorney of James Usher, the natural and lawful son and only issue of the said deceased, for the use and benefit and during the absence of the said James Usher, now at Philadelphia in America. Admon. Act Book, 1740.
PATIENT USHER, late of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, in North America, widow, deceased. Administration on her estate was granted 29 April 1749, to Elias Bland, the lawful Attorney of Margaret Kearsley, formerly Brand, wife of John Kearsley, the niece and next of kin of the said deceased, for the use and benefit of the said Margaret Kearsley, formerly Brand, now residing at Pennsylvania aforesaid, having first made a sincere and solemn affirmation or declaration, according to Act of Parliament &c. Admon. Act Book, 1750.
THOMAS SCOTTOW of Boston in New England, chirurgeon, now bound forth on a voyage to sea in the ship Gerrard of London, Captain William Dennis commander, 14 November 1698, proved 4 September 1699. To my loving sister Elizabeth Savage of New England aforesaid all my real & personal estate in New England of what kind soever. To my loving friend Margaret Softley of the parish of St Paul, Shadwell, in the county of Middlesex, widow, all & singular such moneys, salaries and wages whatsoever as is and shall become due to me for my service in the said ship and all other my goods and chattels and estate whatsoever in said ship to her own use in satisfaction of what I shall owe and be indebted unto her at my death; and I appoint her executrix.
The witnesses were James Richmond, Richard Baddeley & Theo:
[Thomas Scottow was a son of Joshua Scottow, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1677. His sister Elizabeth married Thomas, second son of Maj. Thomas Savage. See list. Catalogue of Old South Church, ed. by Hill and Bigelow, page 220.-EDITOR.]
PHILI GIBBS of the City of Bristol, ironmonger, now bound to Virginia, 26 August, 1658, proved 23 October 1674. To brother Jacob Gibbs. To brother in law Philip Marshall of Evisham, in the County of Worcester, shoemaker, and his sons Anthony, Philip and Francis Marshall. The said Philip Marshall to be executor. Bunce, 113.
JOHN WAYTE of the city of Worcester, glover, 13 August 1691, proved 14 November 1691. My body to be decently interred according to the discretion of my dear and loving wife; and my worldly goods and estate I bequeath in such manner as herein after is expressed, viz. As for and concerning my land in Pennsylvania which I have impowered Milicent Hoskins to sell and dispose of I give the money to be raised by the sale thereof to my son Benjamin, and five pounds more, for the raising him a stock to be paid him, with the improvement thereof, when he shall accomplish the age of one & twenty years, or have served out an apprenticeship, which shall first come or be. And I give to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of five pounds, to be paid her, with the improvement of the same, when she shall attain the age of one & twenty years or be married, which shall first come or be. And in case either of my said children shall depart this mortal life before the said legacy shall become due & payable, as aforesaid, then I give the whole to the survivor of them. And I give Francis Willis, my servant, ten shillings as a token of my love and to the intent he may be assisting to my wife in all things she desires of him, And my will is my children may be bred up & well educated by my dear wife; and I appoint her guardian to my said children. And all the residue of my goods & chattells, after the payment of my just debts, legacies and educate (sic) and breeding up of my said children, I give to my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Wayte, and I do appoint and ordain her executrix and the said Francis Willis executor. Wit: John Lacy, Stephen Cosens, Tho: Taylor.
WILLIAM WHITTINGHAM, of Sutterton in the County of Lincoln, yeoman, 22 December 1591, proved 1 October 1599 by Richard Whittingham, son and executor. To the poor of Sutterton ten shillings. Towards the reparation of the church twenty shillings. I give unto Baruke Whittingham, mine eldest son, twenty pounds within one year after my decease. To Anne Pell, my daughter, the wife of Stephen Pell, twenty pounds within one year &c. To Agnes Whittingham, the daughter of my son Richard, twenty pounds at the age of eighteen years or day of marriage. To every of the four children of Robert Harvie of Kirton, yeoman, which he had by my daughter, five pounds at their several ages of eighteen or days of their several marriages, which shall first happen. To the said Richard Whittingham, my son, my swane marke," called the "Romaine A," marked as it appeareth in the "margent" of this my will.
All the residue to the said Richard, my son, whom I make executor; my body in decent manner to be brought to the earth and buried in the church of Sutterton; and I appoint Anthony Irbie, of Whapload, Esq. supervisor &c., to whom I give forty shillings for his pains in that behalf, advising and charging my sons Barucke and Richard that if any trouble or difference arise between them concerning this my last will and testament, &c. that they be directed therein by my supervisor.
Concerning my lands, I give to William Whittingham, my nephew, one of the sons of Barucke Whittingham, my son, two acres and a half acre of arable land, lying in Bicker in the said County of Lincoln, in the tenure of the widow Rowte, to him and his heirs forever. To Richard Whittingham, my nephew, one other of the sons of the said Barucke, my son, two and a halfe acres in the tenure of Kenelm Philips, in Bicker aforesaid. To Barucke Whittingham, my nephew, one other of the sons of Barucke &c. one acre & a half acre. To Agnes Roote, widow, late wife of William
Roote, deceased, one cottage with the appurtenances in Donnington, for term of her life, the remainder thereof, after her decease, to the uses mentioned in the last will of John Whittingham, my cousin. I give and devise to Richard Whittingham, my son, and to his heirs forever all that my mansion house wherein I now dwell, together with that house at the end of my yard which I had by the gift of my son Thomas Whittingham, and my house called my mother's house &c. (and a lot of other lands and tenements).
Wit: Anthony Irbye, Thomas Landsdaile (his mark), William Bennett. Kidd, 80.
RICHARD WHITTINGHAM of Sutterton in the parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln, gentleman, 6 March 1615, proved 18 April 1618. My body to be buried in the Church of Sutterton. To Elizabeth my wife one messuage and twenty acres and one rood in Algorkirke, in Lincoln, lying in seven parcels, which were late my brother William Whittingham's, to wife for term of life, then to the heirs of my body by the said Elizabeth lawfully begotten; and, for fault of such issue, to remain unto William Field, son of George Field of Algarkirke, and the heirs of his body &c.; and, for want of such heirs, then to remain to Elizabeth Stowe, wife of Thomas Stowe of Algarkirke &c. husbandman, and sister of the said William Field, and to the heirs of her body &c. ; next to Jane, now the wife of Christopher Passmore, one other of the sisters of the said William Feyld, and to the heirs of her body &c.; then to the right heirs of me the said Richard Whittingham forever. If my wife be with child then to such child nine acres of pasture, in Algarkirke, called Oxholme, late my brother William Whittingham's, subject to the payment of forty pounds, by will of my said brother William, unto the children of Nicholas Thompson of Wigtoft. If wife be not with child then the above to the children of the said Nicholas and to their heirs forever.
All the lands &c. in Sutterton late my uncle Richard Whittingham's (subject and chargeable with my Aunt Whittingham her annuity of forty pounds by the year) unto Hannah Foster, now wife of Christopher Foster, and daughter of Stephen Pell deceased, and to her heirs forever. Sundry lands &c. (after decease of my wife without heirs of her body by me, as aforesaid) to remain to Kellam Harvie, son of Robert Harvie, and to his heirs forever. Other lands to remain to Thomas Harvie of Kirton, son of Robert Harvie, and to his heirs. After the decease of my wife without issue &c. my messuage and twelve acres of pasture in Kirton, in a place called Willington there, unto William Taylor, my cousin of Northkyrne, and to his heirs forever. Other land to Anne Richards, wife of Walter Richards and daughter of Robert Harvie of Kirton, and to her heirs forI give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas Harvie, my cousin, and his heirs, one acre of land arable in Sutterton, in a place called Shettlefield, between the lands of William Hewitson, on the North, and my lands, South, &c., in trust &c. I give my revertion, after my Aunt Whittingham's decease, of all my messuages & lands & tenements in Boston, in the said County of Lincoln, to Elizabeth my wife, for term of life; then to the heirs of her body by me &c.; then to Kellam Harvie. To the poor of Sutterton five pounds over and above the ten pounds given by my father. To my servants William Barker and Thomas Handley and John Roote. To Alice Parkynson, Percy Brandon, Frauncs Christian. To the daughter of William Hewitson, my god daughter. To Ellen Diggle, daughter of
Edmond Diggle, clerk, my god daughter &c. I give unto my brother Mellowes his children ten shillings apiece. To William Ingoldsbie, one of the sons of my brother Ingoldsbie, clerk, to be paid at his first commencement, when he shall bachelor of Art, or within three years after my decease, which shall first happen. To all the rest of my sister Ingoldsbie's children. To Olive Welbie and to all the rest of her brothers and sisters. To my Aunt Whittingham, my Aunt Massingberd, my father-in-law, Mr Doctor Buckley, my brother-in-law, Mr Peter Buckley and to Edward, his son. To Mr. Cotten. To Michael Harbert. To James Wilkinson. To Robert Johnson of Kirton.
My wife to be executrix and residuary legatee, and my friends Mr Thomas Middlecott, of Boston, Esq., Mr Anthony Ingoldsbie, of Fishtoft, clerk, and Mr Edmond Diggle of Sutterton, clerk, to be supervisors. Wit: Anthony Ingoldsbie, Edmond Diggle & Thomas Knott.
Meade, 28. [Articles on the Whittingham family, by Mrs. Caroline H. Dall, now of Georgetown, D. C., will be found in the REGISTER, xxvii. 135–9; xxxiv. 34-7. Compare the above abstracts with the extracts from the parish registers of Sutterton, near Boston, Lincolnshire, in REG. xxxiv. 35–6.
An account of the ancestry of the New England Whittinghams is given in the obituary of Mrs. Mary (Whittingham) Saltonstall, widow of Gov. Gurdon Saltonstall of Connecticut, in the New England Weekly Journal, Boston, January 26, 1730. There are important errors in it. The obituary is copied into the REGISTER, xi. 26-7.
It would seem from the will of Richard Whittingham, that he married a daughter of the Rev. Edward Bulkley, D.D., of Odell (REG. xxiii. 303), whose son, the Rev. Peter Bulkley, named in the will, was the first minister of Concord, Mass. Perhaps the Mr. Mellowes also mentioned, was related to Abraham Mellows of Charlestown, Mass. There was a subsequent connection between the Bulkley and Mellows families, Hannah Smith, a niece of the Rev. Peter Bulkley, having married Edward, son of Abraham Mellows (Wyman's Charlestown, ii. 665).—EDITOR. With one exception the Whittingham_family material published before 1880, stands unrivalled for blunders. In the REGISTER (XXXIV. pp. 34-37) Mrs. Dall began the work of correction by printing extracts from the Registers of the parish of Sutterton in Lincolnshire, which had been furnished to her by the curate, Rev. W. W. Morrison. The two wills which Mr. Waters has sent may be most valuable aids towards the discovery of the ancestry of the John Whittingham who married Martha Hubbard. The names correspond exactly with those given from the parish records. So far we stand on secure ground. The evidence is wanting which proves John of New England to be son of Baruch, who was born in Sutterton A.D. 1588, and is said to have died there in 1610; possibly Mrs. Dall has this evidence, at any rate she refers to a list of deaths of the Whittinghams of Sutterton, which it is hoped she will contribute to the next number of the REGISTER. I have the strongest doubts of the quotation "From Mad. de Salis, copied from Alie's Norfolk "-(vol. 34, p. 36). A lie I am afraid it is-as I never heard of the book, and know of no reason to suppose that the record of a marriage on this side of the ocean should have been recorded and printed in a County History of England. The grossest frauds have been discovered in pretended copies from abroad, especially when the American correspondent informed the searcher what he wanted. Mrs. Dall mentions "William' Whittingham with wife Joanna, who was buried at Sutterton Feb. 3, 1540." William,2 in his will of 1591, mentions my house called my mother's house," and I should judge that it was so called because William' had married an heiress or resident of Sutterton, he having been the first of the name in that locality. The parish records contain baptisms between 1540 and 1570 of the children of Roger2 and William2 only. Supposing them to be brothers and sons of William1 I have made this pedigree, marked with if mentioned in the will of William,2 and with † if mentioned in the will of Richard.* William' Whittingham m. Joanna They were probably parents of: Roger, who married and had Margaret,3 b. 1544; Dorothea, b. 1548; Jane,3 b. 1549 Anna,3 b. 1555, and an only son John3* (styled cousin in the will of William2).
William,2 will given above, who married and had Thomas,3* b. 1540 [who married and had daughters Agneta, b. 1570, and Susanna, b. 1572]; Joan, b. 1546, m. 1569, Thomas Percye; Baruch,3* b. 1547, m. 1577, Eliz. Taylor [they had Baruch, b. 1588, Eliz., b. 1593, William,** Richard,** will given above, m. Elizabeth Bulkley, daughter of Mr. Doctor Bulkley]; Richard,3+ b. 1563, m. Mabell, daughter of Francis Quarles (see Harl. Soc. Pub. Vis. of Essex, 1612, p. 271) [they had Agnes,** b. 1590, and perhaps Richard, b. 1610]; Ann,3* b. 1568, m. Stephen Pell*+ [they had Hannah Pellt]; Dorothea, b. 1552, and Almira, b. 1554; one of these was the wife of Robert Harvie,*t of Kirton, who had four children, of whom Kellam,t Annet and Thomast are mentioned by their cousin Richard.
John Whittingham, who married Martha Hubbard, had a son William, who married Mary Lawrence; she died in childbirth, November, 1671. Their son William (5th child) was born November 9, 1671. William, the husband, was proba bly sick at the time, and hastened over to England to arrange for the legal acquirement of his hereditary property in Lincolnshire; making a home in Cambridge, co. Middlesex, England, at “Marie le Savoy.' His will is dated 25th March, 1672: Wm Whittingham late of Boston in Massachusetts &c. Gentleman, being sick, gives to his eldest son Richard,-House, Barn, Mill-house, &c. together with 20 acres arable land, and 844 acres of pasture, now in possession of Wm Pakey in the town of Sutterboro', in the parts of Holland (low-lands) in the County of Lincoln-gives to son William, one dwelling house and barn, &c. with 424 acres of land in tenure of John Trigg; also One Cottage and barn with 5 acres of land in tenure of Thomas Baily in Sutterboro'. To daughter Mary one messuage, &c. with 18 acres land in tenure of John Wilson and Mr. Baker;-to daughter Elizabeth one messuage, &c. with 15 acres of land, also one cottage and 1 acre of land-John Gidny, George Ledman and John Baker tenants;-to daughter Martha two cottages and 124 acres of land in the possession of John Pakey, Wm Walker and Richard Gunn, daughters to have possession at the age of 20 years or days of marriage, &c. &c. Mentions Uncle Nathaniel Hubbard of London, Gentleman; brother Richard Whittingham; brother in law John Clark of Boston in New England and his mother Mrs. Martha Eire (annuity to her). Gifts to James Whitcomb of Boston; cousins Mary Hubbart and Anne Hubbert. Father in law John Lawrence of New York in America, William Hubbert of Ipswich, of America, and said Uncle Nathaniel Hubbard of London, Gentleman, and John Lewine of London Esq. Executors. Proved "Arch. Canterbury same month and year as dated. In the certificate he is styled as formerly of Boston in New England, now of Maric le Savoy of Middlesex. Proved in Boston, New England, 23d July, 1672; recorded Suffolk Deeds, vol. 7, p. 224.
I suppose the town of Sutterboro'" is the same as Sutterton. With proof as to the missing link, consanguinity would be easily established.-JOHN COFFIN JONES BROWN.]
RICHARD BIFIELD minister of the word of God, of Isleworth in the County of Middlesex, 23 August 1633, proved 24 October 1633. To Richard, my eldest son twenty shillings. To the children of the said Richard viz. to Mary twenty shillings, to Timothy twenty shillings, to Sarah Bifield ten shillings and to his other three children Samuel, Anne, & Richard ten shillings apiece. To my son Nathaniel Bifield six pounds and a mark‡ within two years after my decease (and other property). To my grandchild Bathshua Clifford, wife of Mr William Clifford, clerk, twenty shillings, the which twenty shillings the said Mr William Clifford oweth me. To my grandchild Richard Weston four pounds in one year &c. To grandchild Mary Weston three pounds in two years &c. To my loving wife Margaret Bifield twenty five pounds which was owing to me from Edward Browne my son in law deceased and now is due to me from the executors
This amount, commonly written vi£ xiiis iiiid, seems to have been a favorite amount to bequeath previous to the 17th century. It is just ten marks or twenty nobles, and very likely (as my friend J. C. C. Smith, Esq. suggests) would be so read and spoken of, rather than six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence. The noble was one half of a mark, or six shillings and eight pence.-H. F. W.