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SAMUEL FOOT of London merchant, 17 October 1705, proved 16 March 1710. My will is that there be given at my funeral forty rings, of twenty shillings value each, to forty of my relations, friends and acquaintances. To loving uncle Mr. Robert Foot of London, merchant, all my estate, right, title &c. of, in and to all that my equal and undivided moiety or half part of that messuage or tenement in Crosby Square in the parish of St. Hellens within Bishopsgate Street, London, now in the tenure or occupation of him my said uncle, which said messuage is held and enjoyed by me and my said uncle by and under a lease (purchased by us in 1703). I give my said uncle Mr. Robert Foot my freehold messuage known by the name or sign or the Bull Inn, now or late in the occupation of Thomas Carter, in South Mims, Middlesex (and other lands there) and six tenements on the south side of the high street called Holborne and in Bartlett Buildings or Bartlett Street in the parish of St. Andrews, Holborn, in or near the suburbs of the City of London, to hold for life. After the decease of my said uncle Robert I give the Bull Inn to George Foot of London, wet salter, and my niece Katherine Foot his wife, for their lives, and afterwards to the heirs of the body of the said Katherine lawfully begotten, or to be begotten, with remainder to my nephews and nieces Cecill Walker, Charles Heneage, Phebe Heneage, Grace and Bridget Heneage, son and daughters of my late dear sister the Lady Phebe Heneage deceased, Samuel Lamber (son of my late sister Sarah Lambert, widow, deceased) and Francis Bowyer (son of my sister Mary Bowyer, widow) and to their heirs and assigns forever, equally to be divided betwixt them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Certain lands in Herts and Middlesex (after decease of said uncle Robert) to my cousin Henage Walker, son of my said niece Cecill Walker. The six tenements in Holborn and Bartlett Buildings to my nephew Francis Bowyer. Two thousand pounds to the said five children of my said late dear sister Lady Phebe Heneage deceased, viz' Cecill Walker, widow, Charles, Phebe, Grace and Bridget Heneage, i.e. four hundred pounds apiece. Two thousand pounds to nephew Samuel Lambert. To my loving sister Elizabeth Juxon, widow, two thousand pounds. The same to sister Anne Vivian, widow, and to sister Mary Bowyer. Other bequests to above-named nephews and nieces. One thousand five hundred pounds to niece Katharine wife of George Foot. To my cousin Sarah Bagnall daughter of Mr. Joseph Bagnall of London, sugar baker, by my niece Margaret, his late wife deceased, seven hundred and fifty pounds. The same to cousin William Bagnall, son of the said Joseph by his said wife. Four hundred pounds to the seven children of my late cousin Joseph Gregge, late of Chelsey, Middlesex, gent deceased, vizt Dorothy, wife of Ralph Grantham gent, Anne, Mary, Joseph, Robert, Thomas and Constance Gregge. To Elizabeth Grantham, widow, one hundred pounds. The same to my cousin Elizabeth Lea and fifty pounds to cousin Alice Lea. Fifty pounds to Lady Martha Clutterbuck and the same to her daughter Margareta Felicia. The same to Ellen Underwood. Three hundred pounds to said uncle Mr. Robert Foot and two hundred pounds to my dear aunt Mrs. Anne Foot, his wife. Two hundred pounds to my cousin Mr. Thomas Gregge of Clements Inn, gent. Ten pounds apiece (for mourning) to my brother in law Sir Michael Heneage, the said Joseph Bagnall and Mrs. Sarah Morse. Sundry Hospitals. The poor of the parish of St. Hellens where I inhabit. Sundry prisons. My said uncle Mr. Robert Foot and my said cousin Mr. Thomas Gregge to be joint executors. A codicil sworn to by the executors, in

which Robert Foot is described as of Crosby Square, Great Hellens. legacy to John Walker of seven hundred and fifty pounds. Young, 55.


[The uncle of the testator, Mr. Robert Foot, was church warden of St. Helen's, Bishopgate. He built a vault in the chancel in which was interred, 13 September, 1720, his wife Ann Foot. 27 August, 1713, there was interred in this vault Mary Bowyer, widow, mentioned in the will. A marriage license was granted 1 September, 1662, to Michael Heneage of Gray's Inn, gent, bachelor, age about 30, and Phoebe Foote of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, spinster, about 19 years, with the consent of her father, Samuel Foote, of same, merchant. Sir Michael died December, 1711, leaving four daughters and one son, Charles Heneage, whose only children, two daughters, dying unmarried, the family inheritance devolved on Cecil, daughter of Sir Michael, who married John Walker of the Inner Temple and Hadley, Middlesex, and their descendant, George Heneage Wyld, took by royal license the surname and arms of the family of Walker-Heneage in 1818. 26 September, 1661, a marriage license was granted Thomas Juxon of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, merchant, bachelor, about 35, and Elizabeth Foote, at same, spinster, about 18, with consent of her father, Samuel Foote, of same, merchant. 11 November, 1662, William Lambert, apothecary, of All Hallows, Bread St., bachelor, age about 30, was licensed to Sarah Foote of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, spinster, age about 19, with consent of her father, Samuel Foote, Esq.-WALTER K. WATKINS.]

ROBERT FOOT of London, merchant, 6 April 1714, proved 15 June 1714. I being no freeman of the City of London did, on or before the marriage with my loving wife Anne, by deed dated on or about 20 August 1679, covenant with Mr. Thomas D'aeth, her trustee, that I would leave her so much as she would be intituled unto as my widow by force and custom of the City of London in case I had been a freeman thereof. I now bequeath unto her eight thousand pounds in satisfaction and discharge of such Covenants. I give her all my right, title and term of years in the messuage in Crosby Square, where I now dwell, and my coach, chariot, horses, household stuff &c. I give her two hundred pounds to distribute among her relations as she pleases. To Sarah Morse, her niece, eight hundred pounds. To Elizabeth Lea, widow, the daughter of my deceased brother John Foot, five hundred pounds. But if she die before receiving this legacy it shall be paid to her children then living. To Elizabeth Juxon and Anne Vivian, widows, daughters of my deceased brother Samuel Foot, one thousand pounds, i. e. five hundred pounds each. To Francis son of my deceased sister Gregg five hundred pounds. Item I give, devise and bequeath unto the sons of my sister Elizabeth Goddard, deceased, in New England, the sum of two thousand pounds to be distributed among them all share and share alike, equally to be divided among such of them as shall be living at the time of my decease. To the son and daughters of the deceased Lady Phebe Heneage fifteen hundred pounds equally to be divided among them. Five hundred pounds each to the son of the deceased Sarah Lambert and the son of the deceased Mary Bowyear (for his own and sister's use). Fifteen hundred pounds to the sons and daughters of Thomas Gregge deceased. One thousand pounds to the sons and daughters of Francis Gregge. Four hundred pounds to the sons and daughters of Joseph Gregge deceased. Fifty pounds to the son of Elizabeth Grantham deceased. Twenty five pounds each to Elizabeth Blackwell and Priscilla Fryer, widows. Fifty pounds each to Francis Foot of Gray's Inn and his brother John Foot. To young students in divinity. Sundry hospitals and prisons. The poor of St. Helens and the minister there. Residue to wife Anne and to the aforenamed Samuel Lambert, son of

my deceased niece Sarah Lambert, to be equally divided, and I appoint Aston, 115.

them to be executors.

ANNE VIVIAN of the parish of St. Helen, London, widow, 29 June 1725, proved 2 October 1725. As to my body I desire it may be decently and very privately, without any vain pomp, buried from the place where I shall happen to die in the parish church of St. Hellens, as near to my deceased sister Mrs. Juxon as conveniently can be, and that only the pulpit and desk in the church be hanged with mourning and that my corpse may be carried into the church at the little door thereof. To my dear nephew Mr. Samuel Lambert one hundred guineas and also my pair of silver candlesticks, snuffers and extinguisher, and I desire his acceptance thereof as a token of the great love and respect I bear towards him and not as a recompence for the duty and respect he has, upon occasions, most affectionately shown me, nor for the great service and kind assistance he has given me in my affairs, which I am not otherwise capable of rewarding than by my gratefully acknowledging the same. My dear nephew Mr. Francis Bowyeare. Share in the capital stock of the South Sea Company. My dear niece Mrs. Cartherine Foot, widow, and Marmaduke Alington of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. William Bowyeare son of my said nephew Francis Bowyeare. Catherine Bowyear daughter of the said Francis. My dear nieces Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Brockhurst and Mrs. Bagnall. The three daughters of my nephew Charles Heneage deceased at their ages of one and twenty years. My niece Mrs. Pool. Two small pictures set in gold, being the pictures of my father and brother Foot. Francis Bowyear son of my nephew Francis. My cousin Mrs. Hooper widow. My cousin Mrs. Alice Halford widow of Mr. Benjamin Halford. My cousin Robert Lee, eldest son of my cousin John Lee, and his brothers and sisters (except his brother Leonard Lee). My cousin Mrs. Hooper for her nephew Joshua Gearing, an infant. Interest in tenements and lands in Watling Street.

Romney, 222.

[This family of Foote whose wills I have here given should be of interest to many in New England. Joshua Foote, one of the sons of Robert Foote of Shalford, was a citizen and ironmonger of London, and his name will be found often mentioned in Lechford's Note Book and also in the Records of Suffolk County, Mass. He went to Roxbury and afterwards to Providence, as Savage informs us, and died there in 1655. His will was dated 2 October of that year, and under it administration was granted at Boston, 31 October of same year, to Joshua Hewes, who also was of Roxbury and who is proved by these wills to have been his nephew, being a son of John Hewes of Royston by Mary, daughter of Robert Foote of Shalford and sister of Joshua Foote. I would suggest also that Nathaniel Foote of Watertown may have been another of the sons of Robert Foote of Shalford. Elizabeth Goddard, the wife of William Goddard of Watertown, turns out to be connected with this family; but I take it she was not a Foote but a Miles, sister of that Rev. Joseph Miles whose will I have given and stepdaughter of Robert Foote, citizen and grocer of London (brother of Joshua and Nathaniel Foote and of Mrs. Mary Hewes). I find that commission issued at London 18 June, 1631 to Elizabeth Miles relict of Benjamin Miles lately of Ware, Herts, to administer his goods &c. This may have been the father of Joseph Miles and Elizabeth Goddard. If so it was this widow Elizabeth Miles who afterwards became the wife of Robert Foote.

Another interesing connection of this family is with the Onslow family and with Sir John Lewis, a brother-in-law of our Nathaniel Newdigate or Newgate. Still another is with that " famous" family of Juxon as (I think) Cotton Mather calls them, which was connected with New England through the Sheafes and the Byfields and also with Virginia. The wills relating to the

Juxons and their connections will follow. Let me first however give a short pedigree of the Foote Family which I found at the British Museum in a volume devoted to London Pedigrees and the Visitation of Surrey (Add. MS. 5533, fol. 99).

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John Foote of London, grocer=Margaret, da. of -Brooke
born at Royston.

of Loudon.

Sir Thomas Foote of London-Elizabeth da. of Willm. Motte
Sheriff 1645 and aft, Lord

Mayor 1649. Knight and
Baronet 1660.

of London son of Robert
Motte bell founder to
Qu. Eliz.

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[The manuscript of Edward Goddard, b. 1675, d. 1754, in Framingham, states: "My mother's father's name was Benj. Miles; he died when she was young, left but two children, viz.: herself and one brother named Joseph, who was educated for and afterward settled in the work of the ministry at a place called Red-riff, which is a border of ye city of London. My grandmother Miles had a second husband, one Mr. Foot, a worthy and religious merchant of London, and cousin german to her former husband; had another, Roberts, educated a merchant. * * * He was a great benefactor to my mother during her life: sent tokens of his love yearly to us who were her children; after her decease, at his death, left a legacy of £400 sterling, to be divided among us. The substance of his estate he left to his wife, and to a worthy kinsman descended from the family of the Foots, viz.: Mr. Samuel Lambert, who approved himself not only a just and honest man to us all, but a great benefactor to me."

The same manuscript states that the writer's father came to New England under the following circumstances: "His mother-in-law, Mrs. Foot, in her widowhood, lent £100 sterling to a brother of hers in New England, who for her security mortgaged his house and lands, but though he lived many years afterward, yet paid neither principal nor interest. Consequently, at his death, his mother gave him the debt, and he coming over for it in 1665 found nothing to be had, excepting the housing and lands mortgaged."-W. K. WATKINS.]

The will of THOMAS COMBE the elder of Old Stratford Esquire, made in the presence of Henry Raynsford knight, William Barnes Esquire, John Combe gen', ffrauncys Collyns gents and others the XXIIth day of December 1608, proved 10 February 1608. My will and meaning is and my desire at the hands of my uncle William Combe and my brother John Combe of Stratford is that whereas I with them two stand jointly seized unto us, for the lives of my two sons William and Thomas and for the life of my brother John Combe the younger, of and in the rectory or parsonage of South Cerney in the County of Gloucester, with all houses, glebe lands, tithes, oblations and other appurtenances to the said rectory or parsonage belonging, but in true intent and meaning to mine own use and interest and to be disposed at my will and pleasure. Then follows dispo

sition of the same. A customary messuage and tenement, parcel of the manor of Alvechurch, in the county of Wigorn (Worcester). A deed made by my said uncle William Combe bearing date 10 May. Portions severally willed and intended unto my several daughters Mary Combe and Joyce Combe. My daughter in law Bridget Younge for her maintenance, I do will, give and bequeath unto Mary my well beloved wife the house I dwell in called the Colledge house and the "ortyarde," gardens and other appurtenances therewith to me by our late Soveraign Lady Queen Elizabeth demised, to have and to hold unto her for and during the term of thirty years from the date of this my last will &c. To son Thomas (among other things) my silver jug with two ears and my silver tankard with the cover thereof. To my wife one silver cup, one silver bell and a gilt casting bottle. The residue of my plate and silver spoons I give and bequeath unto my said son William. To my godson Henry Raynesford a gold ring worth forty shillings, with the arms of the Rainesfordes therein to be engraven. To my said uncle William Combe a piece of plate of five pounds value and to my said brother John Combe a piece of plate of five pounds value. My son William to assure unto my brother George Combe, for and during his natural life, one annuity or yearly rent of three pounds thirteen shillings four pence. Dorset, 13

[This Thomas Combe the elder was undoubtedly the brother of that John Combe whose will (1613-1615) I gave in last January Gleanings (p. 107, ante p. 1248) and most probably the father of Thomas Combe whose will (1656-1657) I also furnished in January (p. 106, ante p. 1247). — H. F. W.]

GEORGE WOOD of Bocking, Essex, clothier, 17 December 1636, proved 2 March 1636. To my wife Margaret the messuage &c. in Bocking which I late purchased of John Clarke to hold during the term of her natural life; and after her decease I give and bequeath the same to Joseph Kent my grandchild and to his heirs. I give to the said Margaret my wife a yearly rent of five pounds to be taken out of my freehold lands and tenements in Felsted in the said County during her life, payable at or in the now dwelling house of John Kent of Bocking clothier (all these bequests apparently in lieu of dower). Messuage &c. in Felsted to grandchild John Kent the younger. To grandchild George Kent houses and lands in Bocking now in the several occupations of Robert Maysant, Thomas Howe, Joseph Bacon and Ager. I give him all my books and also give him one hundred pounds to be paid him at his age of one and twenty years. To grandchild Thomas Kent the messuage &c. in Bocking now in the occupation of Nicholas Ives shoemaker, which were purchased of Robert Ward and

his wife and was late John Huckerby. To my daughter Sara Hawkins widow, late the wife of John Hawkins gentleman deceased, two hundred pounds which her said husband did owe unto me at the time of his death. Son in law Jeremy Edes hath granted to me and my heirs a yearly rent of sixteen pounds, out of two messuages in Bocking. I discharge the same and other debts which he oweth me. To my cousins George Dowlinge, Mark Dowlinge, William Dowlinge and Anne Bedwell five pounds apiece. To my cousins William Skynner and Mary his wife forty shillings apiece to make them rings. Rings to Mr. Doctor Barkham and Mr. Henry Garthwaite, Curate of Bocking. The residue of my goods &c. of wife Margaret and son in law John Kent, executors &c. The residue of my lands and tenements unbequeathed I give to my son in law John Kent.

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