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freely have, hold, possess & enjoy all & singular the same gardens & premisses &c. for & during her natural life, and from & after her decease then to the Wardens or keepers & Commonalty of the mystery or Art of Sadlers of the City of London & to their Successors forever the moiety or half part of the said gardens &c., And the other moiety &c. to the Governors of the Free School of the Parish of St Saviour in Southwark, aforesaid, and to their successors forever, to this use, intent and purpose only (that is to say) for & towards the maintaining & bringing up of some one child or youth which shall from time to time forever hereafter be born within the said parish. And I hereby will that such one always may be first taught learned and instructed sufficiently in the said free school and afterwards by them the said Governors and their successors for the time being put forth and brought up in learning, during the term of eight years, so that from time to time such one scholar may attain to the degree of M' in Arts in one of the Universities of Oxon or Cambridge if such one scholar shall so long continue both scholar and student in either of the same, as by their discretions shall be thought most meet and convenient, whereunto I refer myself.
To the said Katherine, my wife, the lease which I hold of & from the Wardens &c. of the said mystery or Art of Sadlers &c. of all that Messuage or Tenement with the appurtenances &c. called or known by the sign of the Three Kings set, lying and being upon Snowe Hill near the Conduit there, within the parish of St Sepulchre without Newgate London, now in the Tenure or occupation of Josias Curtis, tailor &c. If she die before the expiration of the term granted by the same lease, then to the said Gregory Francklin, my son, for the time &c. unexpired. To my said son Gregory my gold seal ring (and other personal property).
Item my special will & meaning is that the said Katherine my wife shall within the space of six months next after my decease well & truly satisfy & pay or cause to be paid unto Ann Parkhurst & Katherine Parkhurst, daughters of Edward Parkhurst, late citizen & merchant tailor of London deceased & of the said Katherine my wife, the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of England for the redeeming of the said Gardens or garden plots, and two tenements with the appurtenances thereupon erected, which I mortgaged and stand engaged to pay the said sum by my deed as thereby appeareth.
A bequest is made to John Parvish, "my old servant," and the residue is bequeathed to wife Katherine who is made sole Executrix, and friends Richard Yerwood grocer and Robert Bucke glover are appointed supervisors, and to either of them, for their pains, a ring of gold of twenty shillings apiece is bequeathed.
Witnesses Richard Harrison, Richard Haukins, Antho: Rogers Scr., John Dodsworth, servant to Edrd Jackson Scr.
Probate granted to the widow 22 September 1624.
Decimo quinto die mensis Junii Ano Dñi 1637° Emanavit Comissio Henrico Creswell põe St Bothi extra Aldersgate London aurifabr ad administrand bona iura et cred dei Gregorii ffrancklyn def iuxta tenorem et effcum testi pred p Catherinam Creswell als ffrancklyn als Blackleech nup relcam et execut testi dei Gregorii (iam etiam demort.) non plene admistrat de bene etc iurat. 73, Byrde.
ANNE WHITMORE of Lambehith in the county of Surrey, widow, 9 August 1624, proved 12 October 1624. I give all my worldly goods, money, jewells, plate and household stuff whatsoever unto my grandchild
Martha Smith and to the heirs of her body, lawfully begotten, provided always that if the said Martha shall happen to die and depart this life without such issue of her body lawfully begotten then my will is and I bequeath unto my grandchildren Gregory Francklin, Anne Parkhurst & Katherine Parkhurst, the son and daughters of Katherine Francklin, wife of Gregory Francklin, to every of them the sum of ten pounds; also I give and bequeath unto Richard Smith and Thomas Bradbridge, the sons of Anne Bradbridge, my daughter, of Lambehith aforesaid, widow, the like sum of ten pounds and also to the said Anne Bradbridge the sum of forty pounds. And I nominate appoint and ordain the said Martha Smith to be sole executrix &c. And my will is that she shall within six months after my decease give unto her Aunt Katherin Francklin the sum of three pounds sterling to buy her a cup or bowl, in token of my love unto her, and I do appoint my loving friend Mr William Childe to be overseer &c. 118, Byrde.
GREGORY FRANCKLYN 19 February 1635. I do bestow all the estate that is or shall be mine upon my sister Ann, conditionally that she shall help, succor & relieve my mother in all her wants and necessities so far as she is able. And to my sister Kate I give a pair of sheets, a dozen of napkins and a towel, and to my cousin Mrs Martha Marshall a pair andirons, and to Thomas Day a piece of gold of five shillings.
Administration was granted 1 March 1635 to Anne Parkhurst natural & lawful sister of the said Gregory Francklyn of the Parish of St Buttolph without Aldersgate London deceased.
RICHARD QUINEY, citizen & grocer of London, 16 August 1655, proved 3 January 1656. To be buried at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick, where my father & other my ancestors are interred. One half of my personal estate (having no wife) I bequeath among my five children Richard, Adrian, Thomas, William and Sarah Quiney. To my cousin Dr. Richard Bayley and Master William Wheate forty shillings apiece. To my cousin master George Nash forty shillings, to buy rings. To my brother master John Sadler and my sons in law Edward Pilkington and Thomas Booth and my cousin Richard Chaundler five pounds apiece. To my brother in law William Smith five pounds. To my cousin William Watts and his wife forty shillings apiece. To cousin William Smith & his wife forty shillings apiece to buy rings. To cousins John & Robert Smith ten pounds apiece. To my daughter Ellen Pilkington fifty pounds and to her husband the said Edward Pilkington, ten pounds to buy mourning, to my daughter Elizabeth Cooper ten pounds, to my brother in law master John Sadler and my sister Elizabeth his wife ten pounds, to my son in law Thomas Booth & daughter Ann his wife ten pounds, to son John Lilburne & my daughter Isabell his wife ten pounds, for mourning. To my cousin Charles Watts twenty five pounds when he shall have faithfully served out the term of eight years of his apprenticeship. Ten pounds to be distributed among the children of my cousin Ellen Parker equally. To my cousins John Sadler & William Baker forty shillings apiece, to cousin Margaret Jones forty shillings to buy rings. To my grand child Elizabeth Pilkington ten pounds at one & twenty years of age or marriage, to Gr. children William & Richard Cooper ten pounds apiece at their several ages of one & twenty years. To grand child Richard Booth ten pounds at one & twenty. To such child as my daughter Lilburne now goeth withall ten pounds at one & twenty. To the worshipful
Company of Grocers of London whereof I am a member a piece of plate of the value of ten pounds sterling. To master Watson minister of the Word of God in St Stephen's in Walbrooke, London, five pounds, to master Beane, minister, &c. at Stratford upon Avon forty shillings. To the poor of Stratford upon Avon ten pounds. To my son Thomas my part, share & interest in the Ship called the Seven Sisters, Abraham Reade commander, to be managed for his use until he shall have served out the remainder of his apprenticeship; also several leases estates & interests which I have in the Tyth of Drayton & a certain house at Stratford upon Avon which I hold by lease of the chamber of Stratford upon Avon.
The residue of all & singular my goods chattells, &c. I give & bequeath to John Sadler, Edward Pilkington, Thomas Booth, William Smith & Richard Chaundler, in trust, &c. for my four younger children, Adrian, Thomas, William & Sarah Quiney. To my brother Thomas Quiney, for natural life, an annuity of twelve pounds out of my messuages & lands at Shottery, with the appurtenances, in the County of Warwick; and at the decease of the said Thomas my executors to take out of the said lands the sum of five pounds to bear & defray the charges of my said brother's funeral. (Other lands, &c. bequeathed and devised to his sons.)
Also I give & devise all my land in Virginia in the parts beyond the seas together with all the stock of cattle, servants & other things thereunto belonging unto my said son Thomas Quiney & to his heirs & assigns forever. All my land in Ireland to son Richard. To the town of Stratford upon Avon my two small tenements near the meer side in Stratford towards the maintenance of the Bridge, &c. & for the poor alms men. Son Richard to be executor. If he shall not at the time of my decease be resident in England then my sons in law Edward Pilkington & Thomas Booth to be executors in trust for him in his absence. Ruthen, 6.
[The testator, it seems, was a brother-in-law of Rev. John Sadler, but whether this Rev. John Sadler was related to the father-in-law of Rev. John Harvard we have no means of ascertaining. Shakspeare's daughter Judith married, Feb. 10, 1615-16, Thomas Quiney, a wine merchant residing in the High Street of Stratfordupon-Avon (See Outlines of the Life of Shakspeare by J. O. Halliwell Phillips, F.R.S., F.S.A., 2d ed. 1882, p. 182). There was a Richard Quiney, son of Adrian Quiney, who about 1598 resided at the Bell in Carter Lane, London (Ibid. p. 579. See also pp. 575-82).-EDITOR.
(Visitation of London, 1633, 1634: Harleian MS. 1476, 405: British Museum.)-H. F. W.]
BENJAMIN KEYSAR the elder of Westham in the County of Essex, tanner, 10 April 1650, proved 3 May 1650, by William Salter executor. Whereas George Keysar my grandfather, late of Layton Buzzard in the
County of Bedford, tanner, deceased, did by his last will & testament give me twenty two pounds four shillings & five pence at my age of one and twenty years as my third part of one hundred marks which my grandfather gave unto the three sons of Benjamin Keysar, &c. and it now remains in the hands of Edmond Keysar my uncle, of London, ironmonger, being the executor of my said grandfather, I give and bequeath ten pounds thereof to my loving brother Gabriel Keysar and ten pounds to my sister Mary Keysar at their several ages of one and twenty years. A bequest to friend William Salter yeoman in the County of Essex, who is to be executor.
[George Keysar was the name of the tanner who first settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, and carried on his business alongside of Strawberry brook, to the westward of the Water Mill, which itself stood just west of the road now known as Federal Street. He bought the land 19th 1mo. 1649, of Mr. Samuel Bennett who then held the mill property. In October, 1654, he seems to have settled in Salem, buying of Major William Hathorne a lot of land near the South River, as it was often called, or the Harbor, as now termed, at the foot of Burying Point Lane, now Liberty Street. He still retained his estate in Lynn, which passed to Benjamin Keysar.-H. F. W.]
MARGERY COX of Debtford in the County of Kent, widow, 30 May 1656 proved 11 June 1656. To my well beloved brother Giles Webb' living now in Virginia, twenty pounds. To my brother William Lews of Titbury in the County of Gloucester ten pounds. To my sister Elizabeth Waight wife of Giles Waight, of Titbury aforesaid, twenty pounds. To William Stone and John Rooper, both of Debtford, five pounds apiece, they being overseers. To the poor of the parish of Debtford twenty shillings. Mary and Elizabeth Waight, daughters of the abovesaid Giles Waight, to be executrixes.
The witnesses were William Huttun, Joane Phillips (by mark) & George Martin.
[Captain Giles Webb commanded a company of rangers in Henrico County, Va., in 1692. A Captain Giles Webb died in IIenrico County in June, 1713. The last married the widow of Henry Randolph, Jr., Clerk of Henrico County. In his will he mentions a brother Thomas, and his step-son Henry Randolph. The name Webb has been prominent in Virginia. John Webb, "Mariner," was granted 50 acres of land in Accomac County, Dec. 13, 1627. Va. Land Records, No. 1, p. 81. Stephen Webb was a Burgess from James City in October, 1644. George Webb was elected, Dec. 17. 1776, by the Virginia Assembly, treasurer of Virginia, to succeed Robert Carter Nicholas, resigned.-R. A. BROCK, Richmond, Va.]
MARK PIERCE, of London, in his will & enumeration of assets dated 10 February 1654 (proved in 1656) mentions forty pounds in the hands of Master Robert Newman,1 citizen & vintner of London, and ten pounds in money in the hands of Elizabeth Higginson, widow, which I lent to her deceased husband, Theophilus Higginson in New England and ought to have been paid presently at our arrival in England. Berkley, 233.
[Mark Pierce was a resident of New Haven as early as 1639 and as late as 1646 (See New Haven Colony Records, vol. i. pp. 18 and 302). Savage, in his Geneal. Dict., vol. iii. p. 430, says he was of Cambridge 1642, but he is not mentioned in Paige's History of Cambridge.
1 Probably the Robert Newman who was one of the settlers of New Haven, Ct., and one of the seven pillars of the church there. He resided there as late as 1649 (See New Haven Colony Records, vol. i. pp. 9, 20, 492). Savage, in his Gen. Dict. vol. iii. p. 275, says he returned to England. He thinks he was the Robert Newman whose name is among the passengers in the Mary and John, 1634, printed in the REGISTER, vol. ix. pp. 265-8.-EDITOR.]
2 Theophilus Higginson, son of Rev. Francis Higginson. See Hist. Coll. Essex Institute, vol. v. p. 34.-HENRY WHEATLAND.
Savage (Gen. Dict. ii. 414) says that Theophilus Higginson, of New Haven, died about 1657, aged 37. This will shows that he was dead three years earlier.-ED.]
THOMAS DUMER of Chicknell within the parish of North Stonham in the County of Southampton, gentleman, 12 April 1650, proved 9 November 1650 by Thomas, John, Robert and Stephen Dummer, his executors. To be buried at discretion of the executors. To the poor in North Stonham and South Stonham and Bishopstoake twenty six shillings and eightpence to every of said parishes. To my wife ten pounds within one month after my decease. To four of my daughters, viz. Susan, Hester, Jane and Mary Dumei, two hundred pounds to either of them at their several days of marriage, &c. To my eldest daughter Joane Nelson, widow, twenty shillings within one year, &c. To my two grand children namely Samuel and Mercie Nelson, son and daughter of my daughter Joane Nelson, fifty pounds apiece at ages of twenty one years. To my daughter Margaret Clements, being my second daughter and now in New England, twenty five pounds, and to her child she now hath twenty five pounds within six months, &c. To my only son Thomas Dumer and his heirs forever all my freehold land of inheritance in North Stonham or elsewhere within the kingdom of England, to have and enjoy at the age of twenty one years. If he die without lawful issue then to my said four first named daughters, being now virgins and unmarried, &c. My beloved kinsmen John Dumer of Townhill, Stephen Penton of Winton, Robert Dumer of Durley, Thomas Dumer of Fairethorne and Stephen Dumer of Bishopstoake to be executors in trust, &c. The witnesses were Stephen Dumer, Thomas Baylie and Ann Baldry (by mark). Pembroke, 174.
[For an account of Thomas Dummer, the testator, and his children, see Col. Chester's Dummer genealogy in the REGISTER, Vol. xxxv. pp. 269–71. His eldest daughter Joane married Thomas Nelson of Rowley, whose will is printed in the REGISTER, vol. iii. pp. 267-8. His second daughter Margaret married Dec. 25, 1644, Job Clement, of Haverhill, Mass., afterwards of Dover, N. H.
If the testator was the Mr. Thomas Dummer, who was one of the first settlers of Salisbury, Mass. (REGISTER, vol. iii. p. 55; Coffin's Newbury, p. 301), he must have returned early to England.-EDITOR.
In an account against the estate of Mr. Thomas Nelson, deceased, presented to the court held at Salem by Mr. Richard Dummer, the last Tuesday in June, 1656, is a claim for 66 charges in England, from South-hampton to Yorke & full which is 400 miles (18 dayes) [with the hire of three horses & 2 men & Expences y'upon: to Endeauour to gaine the [mon]ey y' due:"
Among the papers also in this case is a copy of a release made the first of July, 1654, by the widow Jone Nelson, who calls herself" of Wecom or Duphy or Dulye neare Southhampton in old England." In 1650 she calls herself of North-stoneham. Another of these papers is a copy of a bond of Thomas Nelson, dated 15th 12th month, 1641, in which reference is made to the "Contract of marriage betwixt Thomas Nelson of Rowley in New-England gent: & Joane Dumer Spinst: the dafter of Thomas Dummer of Badgely in ould England gent:.'
Another is interesting as containing the word" nayther," thus perhaps showing what the sound of this word was as then pronounced.-County Court, Ipswich, March, 1657. Mr. Richard Dummer v. Mr Phillip Nelson. Review.-H. F. w.]
JEREMY DUMMER late agent of IIis Majesty's Provinces of Massachusetts and Connecticut, in New England, and now resident at Plaistow in Essex, in the Kingdom of Great Britain, 7 June 1738, proved 1 June 1739. In the chief place & before all things I do on this solemn occasion commend my soul to Almighty God and render him Infinite thanks for the many Blessings with which he has been pleased to fill up the short scene of my life,