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Copyhold and customary lands holden of the manor of Little Munden, Herts. Freehold land in Stondon, Herts. Brother John Berrisford. Sister Mary Kenton wife of Richard Kenton. Brother Michael Berrisford and his wife. Robert and Thomas Berrisford, sons of brother George deceased. He does not name any of the family of Hall. Rivers, 9.

JOHN HALL, Son of Thomas Hall late of London, merchant, makes his will at Adithe, twenty miles from Aleppo, 5 March 1644, proved 8 May 1646. One third to my ever honored mother Mrs. Bennett Beresford, one third to my brother Mr Humphrey Hall and the other third to my brother M' Daniel Hall. My uncle Mr John Beresford.

Commission issued, as above, to Humfrey Hall the brother.

Twisse, 53.

ABRAHAM WRAXHALL of White Friars, London, gentleman, 12 January 1655, proved 1 June 1657. Wife Sarah. Brother John Wraxhall of Bristol. Brother Christopher Wraxhall and cousin Elizabeth Wraxhall, his daughter. Cousin Mary Wraxhall, one of the daughters of brother John, and cousin Sarah Wraxhall, another. Cousin John Wraxhall of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, goldsmith. Cousin Sarah Wraxhall that liveth with me. Cousin Christopher to be bound to a watchmaker. His sisters Mary and Frances Wraxhall.

I giue unto my Sonne in Lawe James Hall my Silver Tobaccoe Box. My cousin Goshin's three children. My cousin Atkinson's three. My cousins Mary and Frances Wraxhall, grandchildren of my brother Christopher. To Elizabeth Hitchcock five pounds. Cousin Peter Wraxhall to be sole


Ruthen, 223.

[The four preceding wills throw further light on the English connections of John Hall who married Rebecca Byley (See REG. for 1893, pp. 137-140, ante pp. 681-84; 244-249, ante pp. 684-91). John Hall, whose will (1644) I now give, was his father. Richard Berrisford, whose will follows, married Benet, or Bennett, widow of his uncle Thomas Hall. A pedigree of the family of Beresford will be found in the first Vol. of the Visitation of London 1633-1634 (Harl. So. Pub.) vol. 15, pp. 66-67. John Hall, whose will comes next, was the second son of Thomas and Benet (Greene) Hall. And, lastly, Abraham Wraxhall married Sarah, daughter of Sir Martin Lumley, Knight, widow of John Hall of London and mother of our John Hall of New England. HENRY F. WATERS.]

RICHARD ARNOLD citizen and goldsmith of London, 8 November 1644, proved 28 November 1644. My body to be buried in the churchyard of St. Bartholomew the Great, London; and if I happen to decease in the County of Kent I desire to be buried in the churchyard of the parish of Gillingham in the said County, at the West end of either of the said churchyards. That messuage or tenement at Gadshill in Gillingham, to me given and bequeathed by the will of my late uncle William Short deceased and now in the tenure of Richard Keyes and Thomas Lawson I give unto Richard Arnold of Killingworth, Warwick, the son of Richard Arnold one of my father's brothers deceased, and to Richard Arnold of Kelshall, Suffolk, the son of William Arnold another of my father's brothers deceased, to be equally divided &c., they to pay unto every of their brothers and sisters (jointly to be accompted betwixt them) which shall be then living (except Thomas Arnold who is now supposed to be in New England or some other part beyond the seas) twenty shillings within one year &c., and shall pay unto the said Thomas twenty shillings in one year or at any time.

afterwards within a month upon lawful demand to be made by the said Thomas or his assigns. My part of certain property called Millfield, at Millfleet Key, Gillingham, to William Short, the son of James Short, who was the son of William Short, my mother's brother. To Margaret Walton of Radford, Warwick, widow, my father's sister a ring of gold with a seal thereon engraved having the letters w. s. and R. A., with a death's head betwixt them. To William her son and Elizabeth, Mary, Susan and Hanua her daughters twenty shillings apiece. To Benedict, Katharine and Anne, the children of Joane Wright, my father's sister, twenty shillings apiece. To Alice Wood of Ipswich, Suffolk, daughter of Elizabeth, another of my father's sisters, twenty shillings. To every of the children of Alice, another of my father's sisters, who I suppose do now inhabit in or about the Isle of Thannett, Kent, twenty shillings. To Joane Edwardes of Hartlipp Kent, widow, my mother's sister, a ring of gold with a seal thereon engraven having the letters T. E. and W. s., with a death's head betwixt them. my kinswoman Mary Lofty, daughter of the said Joane Edwardes and wife of Thomas Lofty my executor, twenty shillings. To William and Thomas Berry, the sons of another of my mother's sisters, twenty shillings each. To Joane Wilson and Susan Gransden, the daughters of another of my mother's sisters, twenty shillings each. To my loving master John Anthony, Doctor in Physicke, a silver can of which I entreat his accepttance. To Samuel and John, the sons of my said master, unto each of them a silver wine-taster, and to Mary, Elizabeth and Rebecca, the daughters of my said master, unto every of them an enamelled gold ring to wear in my remembrance. To the poor of the parish of Gillingham, where I was born, five pounds. To the poor of St. Bartholomew the Great, where I now inhabit, twenty shillings. My loving kinsman Thomas Lofty of Frendstead, Kent, yeoman, to be sole executor. Rivers, 7.


[Two articles on the Arnold family were published in the REGISTER for October 1879, vol. 33, pp. 427-38. In Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island over six pages (pp. 240-6) are devoted to the Arnolds. At the date of the above will there was a Thomas Arnold residing at Watertown, Mass. See REGISTER, vol. 33, p. 435. Henry T. Drowne, Esq., of New York city, who communicated to the REGISTER One of the articles above named, has sent me much genealogical matter about the Arnolds not before communicated, including a tabular pedigree in MS. by Gen. George S. Greene of Morristown, N. J., and letters from Messrs. Edmund S. F. Arnold of New York, Gen. Olney Arnold of Pawtucket, R. I., and Dr. Henry E. Turner of Newport, R. I.-EDITOR.]

PERCIVALL SIMPSON, citizen and haberdasher of London, dwelling within the parish of St. Anne Blackfriars, 14 October 1616, proved 10 February 1616. To Ethan Hollywell, my sister, a widow in Billiter Lane in London, I give and bequeath five pounds, and no more, as well for that I have formerly given her at her first marriage the sum of eight pounds as also she hath byn" unthankful unto me. To Elizabeth Simpson, daughter unto one Christopher Simpson, shoemaker, lately of St. Katherine's deceased, whose widow married one John de Boys, a shoemaker also, five pounds. I have two brothers in law unknown to me, the one named James Simpson a taylor in York and the other Oswald Simpson, but where dwelling I know not; to either of them ten shillings in token of my good will unto them. To Mr. Edward Watkinson and his wife ten shillings. Το Mr. Anthony Simpson, haberdasher in Ludgate Street, and his wife ten shillings. Also I give unto the said Authony Simpson's eight children, three sons and five daughters, viz'. Martin Simpson, Anthony Simpson,

Nicholas Simpson, Joyce Simpson, Isabell Simpson, Phillip Simpson, Susan Simpson and Elizabeth Simpson, to every one of them five shillings. To Mr. John Sarkey ten shillings, to Mr. William Wilde, Mr. Edward Barwicke and Mr. Thomas Somers five shillings apiece. To the poor of St. Anne, Blackfriars, ten shillings and to John Feild of Blackfriars, pursemaker, twenty shillings and my sword, and to Richard Wheeler my servant I give one of my finger frames and my linsey frame, to be delivered him at the end of his apprenticeship, or at the dispose of my wife and executrix. To Mary Wulfleete, if dwelling in my house at my decease, ten shillings. And I do give to whomsoever shall preach at my burial ten shillings. And I do make and ordain for my executrix Barbara my most loving wife, to whom I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods, leases, household stuff and whatsoever is or shall be mine in this world. And I do appoint for overseers Roger Nicholson, crossbow-maker, Richard Drowt shoemaker, my neighbours, Mr. Dawson, alebrewer at the Bankside, and William Waple, brushmaker, my neighbour.

B. 23 Com. of London (1616-1621), L. 9.

ANTHONY SIMPSON the elder of Welford in the Co. of Northampton, gen., and citizen and haberdasher of London, 15 August, 1633, proved 23 April 1635. To Ellianor my well beloved wife, during her natural life, the use and occupation of all such household stuff as I had and received in marriage with her, saving only a long table in the parlour. To son Martin Simpson, for life, a close called Dovefall close in Welford, adjoining the house now in the occupation of Francis Grodby W. and Agnes Tatum N. The reversion of said close, after decease of said Martin, I give to my son Anthony Simpson and his heirs &c. forever. To the said Anthony, my son, my lease of the messuage &c. within Ludgate called the Black Boy, wherein the said Anthony, my son, now dwelleth (and other property in Welford and in the parish of Husbands Bostworth, Leicestershire). To son Nicholas (certain property in Elkington, Northamptonshire). Forty pounds, out of the farm where I now dwell in Welford, to be paid to my daughter Joyce Smith. To my daughter Elizabeth Morris one hundred pounds, to be paid within three months next after her husband Philip Morris shall have made, for her jointure, an estate of thirty pounds per annum (during her life) of and in his lands at Wardenton near unto Banbury, according to his promise. To Anne Collis, my grandchild, forty pounds at fifteen. To her mother Susan Collis forty shillings. To my daughter Philipp forty shillings. To my daughter Moore forty shillings. To my grandchild Francis Waters four pounds yearly for his maintenance till he come to the age of fifteen years and ten pounds to be employed in the setting of him forth to be an apprentice. And after he is bound apprentice then the four pounds per annum to cease and be no longer paid. To every one of my son Anthony's four children forty shillings apiece at twelve years of age. To my daughter Smithe's children that shall be twelve years of age forty shillings apiece. To my daughter Morris her children that shall be of the like age of twelve years forty shillings apiece. To Anthony Waters son of Andrew Waters deceased forty shillings at the age of fifteen. The poor of Welford. Mary Willis of the same town. John Stroud and his wife. My sons Martin and Anthony to be executors and my friends William Lute of Ravensthorpe, clerk, and Mathew Sillesby of Northampton, scrivener, to be overseers, giving to each of them in token of my love five pounds apiece. Wit. by Matthew Sillesbye, Scr. and Mathew Sillesbye jun.

Sadler, 35.

MARTIN SIMSON, minister of God's Word, living in Hackney, Middlesex, 21 February 1664, proved 17 August 1665. To my wife Elizabeth ten pounds within one month after my decease and twenty pounds within four months &c., and all my household stuff in my house at Hackney except my clothes and books and my lesser silver tankard. To my sister Waters five pounds. To her daughter Dorothy Ames three pounds and to the rest of my said sister Waters' children twenty shillings apiece. To my cousin Mr. William Terry, haberdasher of London, five pounds. To my cousin Mr. Thomas Gellibrand's wife twenty shillings. To Mrs Carnall, widow, of Childerdish in Essex three pounds and to my loving friend Mr. Tilsley, confectioner in Blackfriars London, five pounds. To my niece Mrs. Tomkins five pounds and to Mrs. Elsmore, my wife's sister, forty shillings. To my sister Kentish forty shillings and to her daughter forty shillings and to the poor in Welford, Northampton, forty shillings. The daughters of Mr. Fawler, minister. Katherine Deane, sometimes my servant. To my nephew Mr. Francis Waters, twenty pounds. To my nephew Mr. John Collis twenty shillings and to his wife the like sum. To my nephew Martin Simson thirty pounds. To my niece Elizabeth Simson fifty pounds, to my cousin M. Samuel Gellibrand four pounds and to his wife twenty shillings. To my cousin Mr. Isaac King five pounds. Five pounds apiece to Mr. Willis late minister of Ingarston, Mr. Ranew late of Essex, minister, Mr. Horrax, late minister in Essex, Mr. Turner late of Preston in Sussex, minister, Mr. John Clarke, sometime minister in Essex, Mr. Barham, late minister in London, Mr. Sacheverell, late of Eastwood, Essex, minister, Mr. Farneworth, late of Essex, minister, Mr. Raynor, late of Egham, minister, and Mr. Strattell, late minister in London. To my executors my six houses at the end of Caster Lane, Blackfriars, in trust to pay certain annuities. Among the annuitants were a cousin Mrs. Mary Favour, widow (six pounds per annum), a sister Mrs. Philippa Charleton (ten pounds), a sister in law Mrs. Taylor, widow (forty shillings) and Mrs Cawton, widow, late wife of Mr. Cawton, heretofore minister of Saint Bartholomew's near the Exchange, London (forty shillings). Conditional provision for the relief of poor scholars in the University of Oxford. My Latin and Greek books I give to Samuel Collyer, my wife's son in law. The lesser silver tankard to nephew Martin Simson. To my said nephew all sums of money due from John Rose of Southton in New England, planter, by virtue of certain covenants and agreements (indented) bearing date 25 March 1661, made between me the said Martin Simpson, by the name of Martin Simson of London, clerk, on the one part, and the said John Rose, on the other part, touching or concerning the transportation of my niece Hester Simson to New England, providing for her there, and other things therein expressed. To my wife an annuity of ten pounds payable out of my lands &c. in Welford, Northampton, and in Husbands Bosworth in the Co. of Leicester. To my nephew Anthony Simson all my said messuage, lands &c. in Welford and in Husbands Bosworth, charged with the said annuity, he to pay his sister Hester Simson forty shillings in six months after my decease. To my nephew Mr. Francis Waters the lease of my two houses in Holiday's yard in the parish of Martin's Ludgate, in trust to pay my sister Charleton, out of the rents &c., ten pounds per annum, for her life, according to the will of my sister Smith deceased, to whom I was executor, and also four pounds per annum to my niece Elizabeth Simson, during her natural life, if the said lease so long continue. I do nominate and appoint my dear friends Mr. Henry Ashurst,

woollen draper, Mr. Blackmore, sometimes minister of St. Peter's Cornhill, London, and my kinsman Mr. Thomas Gellibrand of London, oilman, executors, and give to them ten pounds apiece. To my friend Mr. John Rolfe, scrivener, forty shillings, to Mr. George Fawler, minister, forty shillings, to my nephew William Rose five pounds and for my funeral expenses twenty pounds. Hyde, 85.

[John Rose, first found at Southampton, L. I., in 1656, and from whom all of the name there are descended. (Hist. Southampton, p. 368.)—W.K. WATKINS.]

PHILLIPPA CHARLETON of the Borough of Southwark, Surrey, widow, 18 November 1674, proved 3 January 1677. Refers to deed (indented), bearing date 21 May 1663, by which Anthony Simson late of Welford, Northampton, gen'. deceased, stood obliged for the payment of one annuity or rent charge of fourteen pounds per annum during my natural life and of one hundred pounds, within six months after my decease, to such person or persons as I shall nominate and appoint by my last will. The said Anthony Simson is since deceased and by his will in writing did nominate his brother, my nephew, Martin Simson executor thereof. Bequests to niece Elizabeth Simson, to sister Susanna Collis and her daughter Mary Tomkins, to sister Elizabeth Kentish and her daughter and all her grandchildren, to cousin John Collis, to cousin Abigail Herrick, to cousin Frances Waters and to Grace Simson, wife of the said Martin Simson. To dear friends Mrs Aune Upton, Mrs Rebecca Goss, Jane Bruerton and Elisha Coles. To loving friends Mrs West and Katherine Waters, widow. Others. All that messuage &c. known by the name or sign of the Three Tobacco Pipes, in the parish of St. Olaves Southwark, which I hold by lease for a certain term of years not yet expired, I give &c. to the said Martin Simson, my executor. Ten pounds to be expended upon my funeral. The said Martin to pay to his sister Elizabeth Simson an annuity of four pounds, during her life.

Reeve, 3.

MARTIN SIMPSON, citizen and haberdasher of London, in the parish of St. Pancras, Soper Lane,-May 1693, proved 30 June 1693. An estate at Welford, Northamptonshire, called the Golden Hind, and some part of it over the brook of that town, in Leicestershire. Four pounds a year to be paid to my loving sister Elizabeth Simpson, it being an annuity left by her aunt Philippa Charlton. Other bequests to her and to sister Abigail Herrick, and her daughter, to cousin Walters and to cousin John Collis. To loving wife the profits of two tenements in Prince Street, Lothbury, which came by her. Said wife Susanna to bring up the children in a decent and orderly habit and put my son Samuel out to some calling that may suit him, so that he may get his living, and my daughter in like manner. Another reference to wife as Susanna Penington.

In the deposition of witnesses the testator is spoken of as late of St. Mary le Bow. Coker, 100.

SIR NATHANIEL BARNARDISTON of Ketton Suffolk, knight, 10 September 1651, signed 18 January 1652, proved 28 September 1653. Finding through age my strength decaying." My desire is that my body, being the Temple of the Holy Ghost, may be decently buried, being wrapped in lead, with my father's if it may be. To my dearly beloved wife all her apparell,

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