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[The above will throws light upon the family of the Reverend Ebenezer Pemberton, minister of the old South Church in Boston, 700-1717, the testator evidently being his uncle John, who was of Boston 1632, and afterwards of Newbury. Savage suggests that he may have been living in Winnesemit in 1662; but that suggestion is disproved, not only by this discovery but also by a document among the Massachusetts Archives (B. 15, No. 43), wherein John Pamerton of Winnesimmet distinctly calls himself (14 April, 1662) son of James, of Malden.
H. F. W.
The name of " Hercules Woodman, of Malford [probably Christian-Malford, Wiltshire], mercer, appears in the list of passengers who embarked "aboute the vt of Aprill 1635 in the James of London, William Cooper, master. (See REGISTER, xiv. 333.) He settled at Newbury. His true name was Archelaus, at least that is the name he went by in this country.
Another person by this surname, namely, Edward Woodman, settled at Newbury, Mass., about the same time as Archelaus. He was deputy from Newbury and held other important offices. A genealogy of the Woodman family by a descendant, Cyrus Waterman, A.M., was published in 1874. The author supposes that Edward Woodman came from Corsham in Wiltshire, about eleven miles from Christian-Malford. No connection has been traced between Edward and Archelaus Woodman. Who was the Deborah Goffe named as born in New England?-Editor.]
RICHARD LARDNER of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, merchant, nominated Mr Urian Oakes of Southweeke, Southampton, gentleman, and Mr Thomas Mills and Mr John Mills, of Portsmouth, overseers to the carrying out of his will, proved 1670-71.
ALICIA LISLE of Moyles Court in the County of Southampton, widow, 9 June, 1682, with codicil of same date, proved 11 November, 1689. To the poor of the parish of Ellingham two pounds within one year after my decease. I have settled upon Thomas Tipping of Wheatfield in the County of Oxford, Esq., and Christopher Warman of Milborne Weekes in the County of Somerset, gentleman, their heirs and assigns, the reversion and inheritance of the moiety of the manor of Moyles Court, alias Rockford Moyles and over-Burgatt and several other manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the said County of Southampton and in the County of Dorset and elsewhere, mentioned in an indenture tripartite, dated 19 Feb. 1678, to be conveyed to William Tipping, Esq., for five hundred years, who hath since conveyed and assigned over his interest, &c. to the said Thomas Tipping and Christopher Warman; which said conveyance is in trust for the payment of certain debts in a schedule thereunto annexed, &c. &c. The overplus (after payment of such debts) to my worthy friends, the said William Tipping and Mrs. Frances Tipping his sister, Richard Lloyd, citizen and linen-draper of London, and Triphena his wife, to hold forever upon this especial trust, &c. to discharge my funeral expenses and pay debts, &c. and to pay unto my daughter Anne twelve hundred pounds at the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage, to pay unto my grandaughter
Hore, daughter of my daughter Bridgett, now in New England, the sum of one hundred pounds at age of one and twenty or day of marriage, to pay unto my daughter Mary one annuity or yearly rent of six pounds during her natural life, but if said daughter Mary marry against their consent said annuity shall cease, to pay to daughter Mabella Lisle an annuity of forty pounds (under same conditions). The residue to be distributed among my daughters or daughters' children as they (the trustees) shall think fit. To cousin Judah Rie ten pounds within two years after my decease. To William Carpentar, my servant, thirty pounds (in two years). In the codicil she bequeaths to daughter Margaret, now the wife of Mr Whitaker, seventy pounds (in two years). Witnesses Anne Tipping, William Withrington, John Swan and Abiah Browne. Ent, 159.
[I am indebted to Henry Marillier, Esq., for the reference to the above will.
The following pedigree is from Berry's County Genealogies, County of Hants, pages 173-175.
Sir William Lisle Bridget, dau of Sir John Hungerford
John Lisle of Moyles Court co. Southampton; he was one of the judges who condemned King Charles the First, for which he was obliged to fly the kingdom, and ob. abroad.
Alice, dau. & co-heir of Sir White Beconsawe Knt.,
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Mrs. Bridget Hoar (daughter of John and Alicia Lisle and widow of Leonard Hoar, president of Harvard College) married 1686, Hezekiah Usher, Jr., who died s. p. July 11, 1697. She died May 25, 1723. See Usher Genealogy, Reg. xxiii. 410-13.-EDITOR.]
THOMAS COTTON, of Pond Street, Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex, gentleman, 9 May, 1730, proved 11 August, 1730, by Bridget Cotton, his widow, and Thomas Cotton, his son. To dear wife Mr Bridgett Cot
ton, who for many years has been a dear and tender wife to me and a faithful partner with me in all my joys and sorrows of life and a tender mother to all my dear children, &c. I appoint her executrix, in conjunction with my son Thomas Cotton, as soon as he shall become of age, which will be, God willing, on the 20 July next ensuing. To wife I give and bequeath whatever money, bonds, leases or estates that yet belong unto me in any wise upon the death of our dear Honoured mother, Mrs Bridgett Usher, late of Boston in New England, left in trust with the Honoured Judge Sewal or others. At her decease all my effects, &c. to be equally divided between our two dear children Thomas Cotton and Alicia Cotton.
For, as our eldest son Mr Leonard Cotton wherever he at present is has long ago received from me far above the property of worldly goods I had to bestow upon my children, I only give him ten pounds.
The witnesses were Edward Morton, Anne Tanton and Eleanor Brearecliff.
[The following pedigree is from Add. MS. 24458 (Brit. Museum), p. 54.
Mrs. Bridget Cotton is mentioned by her step-father, Hezekiah Usher, of Boston, in his will, recorded in Suffolk Co. Probate Registry (B. 11, p. 318), in which, after speaking in very strong terms of his wife, he goes on to say: "But as for her daughter Bridget, if her mother had not been so undermining and over-reaching for her I should a been willing to have done what I could for her and I do give her the tumbler with the armes of a spread eagle with two heads but I think one head
for a body is enough." This doubtless refers to the arms of the Hoare family. If so, is it not the earliest sign of their use in New England?
In Massachusetts Archives at the State-House in Boston (Book 8, No. 22), in the case of Samuel Sewall, surviving trustee to Mrs. Bridget Usher, vs. Winthrop, may be found a certificate from the Rev. Joshua Richardson, Rector of the parish church of Allhallows on the Wall, London, 1692, showing that Mr. Thomas Cotton of Peniston in the County of York, and Mrs. Bridgett Hoar of the Parish of St. Buttolph, Bishopsgate in the city of London, were married 21 June, 1689. And, in the same volume (No. 67) is a deposition made by Henry Newman that Mrs. Bridgett [loar, daughter of Madame Usher, is the wife of Mr. Thomas Cotton, &c.
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I do not find the name Cotton among the patentees of land in the Virginia Land Registry Office. The following extracts from the Parish Register of Sussex County, Va., 1737-1775, in which the entries are made alphabetically by Christian not surname, may however be of some interest to the Cotton family of New England. Amelia dau. of John and Lucy Cotton b. Dec. 1, 1739.
b. Sept. 24, 1741.
b. Dec. 13, 1747.
b. Aug. 10, 1741.
b. Apr'1 3, 1743.
b. June 11, 1760.
Sponsors: Drury, Henry & Elizh Cotton.
b. Dec. 28, 1758.
b. Dec. 9, 1763.
b. Mch 3, 1765.
66 b. Mch. 30, 1769.
Sponsors: Thos. Whitfield, Wm Sela & Elizh Hight.
Cotton b. Oct. 3, 1775.
Richard & Betty Cotton b. Mch. 29, 1756.
b. Mch. 12, 1765.
b. Apl. 14, 1762.
b. June 2, 1748-9.
b. Nov. 1, 1750.
ROBERT PECKE, minister of the word of God at Hingham in the County of Norfolk, 24 July, 1651, proved 10 April, 1658, by Samuel Pecke, one of the executors. To Thomas, my son, and Samuel, my son, and their heirs forever the messuage wherein I now dwell, situate and lying in Hingham, and an enclosure called the Lady Close (of eight acres). To Robert Pecke, son of my son Robert deceased, twenty pounds at the age of twenty three years. To John Pecke, son of said Robert, ten pounds at the age of twenty two years. To Benjamin Pecke, the youngest son of said Robert Pecke deceased, twenty pounds at the age of twenty two years. To the children of Anne Mason, my daughter, wife of Capt. John Mason, of Seabrooke, on the river Connecticot in newe England, forty pounds to be divided equally and to be sent to my son John Mason to dispose of it for their use. To my son Joseph during his natural life fourteen pounds yearly to be in hands of sons Thomas and Samuel, and I commit said son Joseph to the care of my two sons Thomas & Samuel. To the children of Thomas & Samuel, my sons, five pounds apiece at age of twenty one years.
now wife Martha Pecke forty pounds within two months after my decease. If I depart this life in Hingham my body may be interred in the churchyard near unto Anne, my wife deceased.
When the will was proved power was reserved to Thomas Pecke, the other executor, to act. Wootton, 153.
["The Lord and patron of Burgate is St Edmund Bacon, Baronet. James Bacon, sonne of St James Bacon of Friston, Kat, was Rector of Burgate in the time of K. Charles, an excellent preacher, but he had a very weake body, he married daughter of.... Honeywood Esq. She was grandchild of that famous Mrs Mary Honeywood, so often made mention by devines in regard of her long distresse of conscience, and brought up by her. The husband of yt Mrs Mary Honeywood was a man of 3000£ pr annum, in those times. She was after the death of Mr Bacon married to Mr Robert Pecke Rector of Hingham in Norff. a woman of singular parts.”—Add. MS. 15520, British Museum.
This MS. is entitled on the cover, Church Notes for the County of Suffolk, 16551665, and, on fly leaf, inside," Ryece's Collections of the Antiquities of Suffolk:" but this is undoubtedly a mistake. Robert Rice or Ryece, the antiquary, died in 1637-8, as will be seen from his will (which follows). The handwriting shows these Notes to be the work of one of the Candler family.
"John Hale, Mr in Arts, was preacher there [in Mildenhall] in the time of the Long Parliament and there lived in very good esteeme, his father was a citizen of London-hee married Mary daughter of Thomas Sothebie Rector of Combes. She was since his death married againe to Thomas Peck of Prittlewell in Essex-whose first wife was daughter of John Rogers the famous preacher of Dedham his 2d was daughter of Caley, this was his 34."-Add. MS. 15520 British Muse
um.-H. F. W.
More about the Rev. Robert Peck and his connection with the Bacon family will be found in the REGISTER, XXXvii. 193. Rev. Robert Peck and his brother Joseph came to New England in 1638 (REG. xv. 26) and settled at Hingham. The former returned to England. The latter remained here and has numerous descendants, one of whom, fra B. Peck, Esq., of Woonsocket, R. I., published in 1868 a large volume on the family (REG. xxiv. 96, 187). The will of Rev. Robert Peck, and that of his father, Robert Peck of Beccles in Suffolk, England, are printed in full by Mr. 1. B. Peck, who also gives a tabular pedigree of the ancestors of the two New England emigrants for twenty generations.
The descendants of Anne, daughter of the Rev. Robert Peck and wife of Capt. John Mason, the conqueror of the Pequots, are the subject of an article by the late Chancellor Walworth in the REGISTER, vol. xv. pp. 117–22, 217–24, 318; xvii. 39–42, 214-19.-EDITOR.]
ROBERT RICE of Preston in the County of Suffolk gentleman; "This Seaventh daie of ffebruary In the latter dayes of this miserable world from Christs birth 1637"; proved 16 February 1638 by Sara Allen executrix. My body to be buried in the South side of the Chancell in the church yard of Preston as near unto my wife as conveniently may be. To Mr Thomas Willis, now minister and Vicar of Preston. .... To my reverend and good friend, late minister and Curate in Great Waldingfield, Mr Peachie, now resident in Clare or thereabouts. To my reverend good friend Mr Stanesbie, sometime minister of Little Waldingfield, and to Mr William Lambert now present minister of Little Waldingfield. To my cousin Robert Hobert of Lynsey in the County of Suffolk, gentleman. To my cousin Mr William Munnings, late resident at Sir Henry Myldmayes in the County of Essex. More, I give unto him and his heirs forever, my copyhold meadow in Monkes Illigh in the County of Suffolk, between the common river there and the King's highway leading from Monkes Illigh church to BrentElligh, containing four acres, commonly called Skipps meadows, 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