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dred marks. I would only have my sisters and brothers in law and their children and all my servants to have mourning suits of black cloth. My manor of Stondon and all my lands in Essex I give to my nephew Nathaniel Riche, when he comes to the age of one and twenty years; in the mean time my executor to receive the rent and to allow him four score pounds per annum for his education for some time at the University of Cambridge and then at Lincoln's Inn, it being my desire that he should study and profess the Law. I give the profit of seven of my shares in the Barmudas, now called the Soñer Islands, to my sister Grimsdiche and her husband during their lives, if they will go and inhabit upon them, and one hundred and fifty pounds in money for the transporting of themselves and such of their children as they shall think fit to carry with them. I give one other share to my nephew Robert Browne now residing in the said Somer Islands, he having one other share there already, upon the gift of my sister Wroth lately deceased. I give one other share there to Browne, one other of the sons of my sister Browne deceased, who hath been hitherto educated by my noble friend the Countess of Leicester, mother to Sir John Smith. The residue of my shares there, being five, I give for the maintenance of a free school in those Islands, which my desire is should first be erected out of the profits of the said five shares and then laid forever to the said school, the schoolmaster to be nominated and chosen by my executor and his noble lady and, after their decease, by such religious and discreet feoffees as they shall appoint; and my desire is that some of the Indian children to be brought either from Virginia or New England, or some other continent of America, such as my executor shall think fittest, may be brought over there to be instructed in the knowledge of true religion. In case my said brother in law Mr. Grimsdich and his wife will not, within one year after my decease, go thither in their own persons to live there then I will not that either of them have any benefit by this gift, unless by the hand of God they shall be hindered &c. &c.

I give to Nathaniel Browne, now in New England with Mr. Hooker, the two hundred pounds which by my sister Morgan's will was bequeathed unto him and fifty pounds more, as my own gift; which two hundred and fifty pounds I would have Mr. Hooker employ during the minority of the said Nathaniel Browne for and towards his education, paying himself for his charges. I give unto Samuel Browne, one other son of my said sister Browne, one hundred pounds in money, the same to be employed during his minority for his benefit as my executor shall think most fit. The Rectory of Neverne in Pembrokeshire in Wales to my executor in trust to make sale thereof and dispose of the money for the performance of this will. I give to Thomas Grimsdich, the eldest son of my brother Grimsdich, who is now in the Isle of Providence, the forty pounds per annum annuity which my Lord of Warwick is to pay during the life of the said Thomas. To Thomas Allaby my servant one hundred pounds. To Jonas Anger ten pounds per annum for life, and ten pounds in money. To William Jesopp, more than formerly in my life time I have given him (fifty pounds) I give all my wearing linen and apparel. Whereas there is in Mr Goffe's hand (that was sometime steward to my Lord of Warwick) a statute taken in his name, for a thousand pounds, debt due to my said Lord and myself, whereof one half belongs to me, I do hereby give unto that my dear and noble Lord the said five hundred pounds as a testimony of my humble affection to him and thankfulness for his love and favor towards me. To the Right Hou. my very noble lord the Earl of Holland one hundred pounds and an

other hundred pounds to his noble lady, part of the money which his Lordship oweth me. The diamond ring which I usually wear, it being my sister Wrothe's legacy to me, I give to my brother Wroth. (Other gifts to friends). My Library, books and papers, I give to my said noble Lord the Lord Mandevill, the sole executor of this my last will and testament, praying him that at least with part of them he would furnish a library to be set up in the free school at the Somer Islands, as formerly I have appointed. The late Lady Warwick's picture I give unto my lord Riche, her son. my worthy friend Mr. Wharton, minister at Felsted in Essex, thirty pounds as a testimony of my special love unto him and thankfulness for his care bestowed in the education of my nephew Nathaniel Riche. To my dear friend Mr John Pym my best gelding and a ring of twenty pounds. my very loving cousin Mrs. Martha Wilford twenty pounds.

Pile, 123.

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When I was preparing my memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Ward, the compiler of the Massachusetts Body of Liberties and author of the Simple Cobler, I ascertained that the patron of the living of Stondon Massey, Essex, when held by Mr. Ward, was Sir Nathaniel Rich. Col. Joseph L Chester, who had assisted me much in my researches, kindly sent me an abstract of the will of Sir Nathaniel, which I had printed in the Historical Magazine for April, 1867, pp. 206-7.

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In 1882 the late G. D. Scull, Esq., then residing at Oxford, England, prepared a book entitled Sir William Browne, knight, 1556-1610; and Sir Nathaniel Rich, knight, 1636," which he presented to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. The book, which still remains in manuscript, is before me.

Sir Nathaniel Rich was prominent on the patriot side, and was active in American colonial enterprises. A biographical notice of him will be found in Brown's "Genesis of the United States," vol. 2, pp. 979-80; but Mr. Scull's memoir is longer and gives more details.

The Nathaniel Browne mentioned in Sir Nathaniel Rich's will as "now in New England with Mr. Hooker," is also named in the preceding will of his aunt Lady Morgan. Miss Mary K. Talcott states that he married Dec. 23, 1647, Eleanor, daughter of Richard Watts. In 1654 he removed from Hartford to Middletown, Ct., where he died in 1658. He had sons- Thomas died young, Nathaniel of Middletown, John of Middletown, and Benoni. The pedigree at the head of this note is from Mr. Scull's book.

What is known of later descendants of Nathaniel Browne of Hartford, Ct.?— EDITOR.]

WILLIAM SIDEY of St. Peter Cheapside, London, gent, 27 June 1711, proved 11 August 1713. To my wife Dorothy Sidey the lease of my little house in Day's Court, wherein I now dwell, and the remainder of the years to come therein, being about twenty years. If she die before the expiration of said term I give the same to my loving sister Susanna Marriott. My wearing apparel I give unto my two nephews Side Marriott and Edward Marriott both of New England in America, equally to be divided between them. My freehold estate or farm called Chiggborrows, in the Co. of Essex, in the parishes of Little Totham and Much Totham, containing, by estimation, one hundred and thirty acres or thereabouts, now in the occupation of Sarah Browne, widow, I give to my sister Susanna Marriott for life, then to my nephew Sidey Marriott and his heirs forever, subject to the payment of one hundred pounds to my said nephew Edward (Marriott). My body to be buried near the corpse of my dear mother and niece in the parish churchyard of St. Mary Matfellon als Whitechapel, Middlesex. And I do make my loving wife my sole executrix, to whom I have been married above twenty years last August by one Mr. Saltmarsh, formerly belonging to the Portuguese Embassador and now Chaplain to his Grace the present Duke of Norfolk, and do desire that no contention may arise from my sister about my marriage, but she behave herself lovingly to my wife, and my wife to do the same to her. Leeds, 195.

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT of London, mariner and one of the six Masters of His Majesty's Navy Royal, 16 November 1616, proved 27 October 1618. Being now by God's grace and assistance to go with the next wind and weather Captain of the good ship called the Hope of London for to sail into the East Indies, a long and dangerous voyage &c. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth my now dwelling house situate and being upon Tower Hill, London, in the parish of All Hallows Barking together with my garden adjoining thereunto, only and for and during her natural life. After her decease I give and bequeath my fee simple of my said house and lease of my said garden &c. unto my two sons jointly together, by name Christopher and John Newport. If they die without issue then to my daughter Elizabeth &c. To my said daughter Elizabeth four hundred pounds (now employed in the East India Company), to be given her at her day of marriage or full age of twenty one years. To my daughter Jane five pounds in three months, and no more, in regard of many her great disobediences towards me and other misdemeanors, to my great heart's grief.

Item I give and bequeath unto my said two sons Christopher and John and to my said daughter Elizabeth, equally between them all and singular, my stock and adventure in general which I have in the Virginia Company &c. I make and ordain of this my last will and testament my loving wife Elizabeth and the Right Worshipful Sir Thomas Smith, knight, Governor of the East India Company, my full and whole executors. And I give to the said Sir Thomas Smith one diamond ring of the value of ten pounds of lawful English money. And as overseers I make and ordain my very good friends Mr. Matthias Springham and Mr. John Goodfellow, to each of whom I give a ring of forty shillings apiece. In Bantam Road this tenth of September 1617. It appears that his son Christopher was then Master's Mate in the same ship. Meade, 92.

CHRISTOFER NEWPORT, Master's Mate of the Hope, 27 April 1618, proved 22 September 1618. A remembrance to the Hon. knight Sir Thomas Smith and to sundry friends (named). Among the gifts were Howes Chronicle, books of voyages, a jar of green ginger, a Cheshire cheese &c. To my loving mother Mrs. Elizabeth Newport one China box one Japan dish, three small China painted dishes &c. To my brother John Newporte a sword enlaid with silver, a pair of hangers and a small hoop ring of gold &c. To my sister Elizabeth Newport two pieces of branched damask, one red and one red and "yallowe" a China box, two gold rings one with a spark of a diamond and one with a garnet &c. To my aunt Amye Gluntfield one gold ring with garnet unset. To my kinswoman Elizabeth Glunfield one China box. To Elizabeth Chapell, Mr. Melson's daughter, one China box. To Dr. Meddowes preacher of God's word at Fanchurch six China dishes painted. To my sister Jane Newport ten pounds, conditionally that she have reformed her former course of life. But if she continue in her wonted courses then my will is that she have nothing. To my Aunt Johane Ravens ten pounds, in consideration of twenty four ryalls of eight remaining in my hands, which moneys I received of Henry Ravens deceased for her use, with an old silver cup. To Christofer Ravens (in consideration of a gift from his brother Henry Ravens). My linen, books and instruments belonging to the sea to be sold at the mast and the same registered in the purser's book. I give all to my brother John Newport and my sister Elizabeth Newport and I make them my executors. Aboard the Hope in the Road of Saldamin 27 April 1618. Proved by John Newport, power reserved for Elizabeth Newport when she should come to seek it. Meade, 85.

[Next preceding the above will is the registered copy of the will of his cousin Henry Ravens to whom he refers. He also made his will on board of the Hope, as Master. H. F. W.]

[Many references to Capt. Christopher Newport in "The Genesis of the United States" will be pointed out by the Index. There is a sketch of him on pp. 956-958, of Sir Thomas Smith pp. 1012-1018, and of Mr. Matthias Springham p. 1022. Glunffield, I take to be Glanffield, i.e. Glanville. Sir Francis and Richard Glanville were members of the Va. Co. of London.-See p. 898. Mr. Melson may be the Mr. Melshawe mentioned in the Va. Records, p. 178. Dr. James Meadows, Medust, etc., p. 946, 982. In September, 1609, Henry Ravens, master's mate, and Thomas Whittingham, cape merchant of "The Sea Venture," were sent after "The Tempest" from "the still-vex'd Bermoothes for Virginia, and were never heard of again (p. 1053) in our records. He was probably of the same family as Henry Ravens, master of "The Hope"; or as our earliest records are so incomplete, he may have survived the Bermudas voyage-and the master's mate of 1609 may have been the master of 1617.

Mr. John Newport, the only son and heir of Capt. Christopher Newport, attended the meetings of the Va. Co. of London, from time to time, during 1619-23, probably before and after.

On November 17, 1619, he desired the Virginia Court to lay out some of his land in Va. for him, and they wrote to Gov. Yeardley to do so. In the following February his mother sent six men to Virginia, at her charge, on board "The Jonathan." July 10, 1621, "upon the humble petition of Mrs. Newport, widow, the Va. Court ordered the Governor and Council in Va. to set out thirty-two shares of land in Va. heretofore bestowed upon Captain Christopher Newport, her late husband, deceased, in reward of his service, with an addition of three whole shares for the six men sent in "The Jonathan," in any place not already disposed of, which is commended to the care of Capt. Hamor, to see it done according to Mrs. Newport's desire."

On May 14, 1623, the Virginia Court confirmed the "32 shares to Mr. John Newport, descended unto him by the death of his father, Captain Christopher Newport, which confirmation having been read and approved in the preparative court, as also in the morning by the committee, was now put to the question and ordered to be sealed."

The exact location of these lands in Virginia is, I believe, still doubtful. As to New Port Newse, as yet I have seen no reason for changing the opinions expressed in The Genesis, pp. 956, 958.-ALEXANDER BROWN, of Norwood, Va.]

LAWRENCE HAMPTON of London, taylor, 9 November 1627, proved 12 February 1627. To the poor of Tickenham (Twickenham) Middlesex twenty shillings. To my sister Philadelphia Hampton twenty pounds. Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother William Hampton ten pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto him within twelve months after his return from Virginia in the parts beyond the seas. And if my said brother shall happen to die or depart this life before his return from Virginia in this realm of England then I give and bequeath the said ten pounds unto my sister Philadelphia if she be then living. To Thomas Garret my father in law twenty shillings. To and among the servants of my brother Henry Rand, citizen and joiner of London, forty shillings to be divided amongst them &c. All these legacies to be paid out my lands in Twickenham. To my said brother Henry Rande and my sister Anne his wife all my lands, tenements &c., freehold and copyhold, in Twickenham, Middlesex. The said Henry to be executor. One of the witnesses was Keneline Winslowe. Archd. of London, B. 7, L. 17.

[The present "Hampton" River was named by Lord De La Warr in 1610 "Southampton" River for Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, the early friend of Shakespeare. On May 17, 1620, the name of Smythe's Hundred (extending on the north side of James River from " Tanks Wayonoke down to the mouth of the Chicahomine River ") was changed to Southampton Hundred. The "Chicahomine "River was then called "Southampton" River, and the name of the original river of that name was soon after contracted into " Hampton" River. William Hampton settled in that region about that time, and that fact may have had something to do with the change in the name of the river. There is some confusion about the first settler of the name. Hotten apparently gives the names of two Wm. Hampton's, each coming on the Bona Nova, and each having a wife Joane (see pp. 253, 261); one, age 40, arrived in the Bona Nova in 1620"; the other, " age 34, in the Bona Nova 1621." The Bona Nova arrived in Virginia, on her 2d voyage, in the fall of 1620; on her 3d voyage, not long before March 25, 1622. The references are possibly to the same man and his wife. They were living in Elizabeth Cittie beyond Hampton River-Beinge the Companyes land."-in 1625, and still there in 1635.

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In 1569, the manor-house at Twickenham was leased to Catherine and Barnard Hampton (which Barnard had been clerk of the Council to Edward VI., Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth). William Hampton of Virginia may have been to the manor born.

The Hampton family of South Carolina (of whom Gen. Wade Hampton) was originally from Virginia.-ALEXANDER BROWN.]

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