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plate and jewells called hers and that hundred pounds given her by her father's will, in the hands of Sir Thomas Soames, knight, and that ten pound a year given by her mother's will; also the half of my moveables &c. and one hundred pounds a year (over and above her jointure) out of my manor of Great Coales in Lincolnshire &c. My uncle Giles. My brother Arthur. My eldest son Sir Thomas Barnardiston, knight. The ancient plate left me by my grandfather. My daughter Ann the Lady Rolt. The sum given to her by her grandfather Sir Stephen Soames and his lady. My son Nathaniel. My sons Arthur, Pelathiah and William. My son Samuel. My dear daughter Brooke.

I give thirty pounds to be paid by ten pounds a year for the bringing up of children in living in the College of New England. My two brothers Arthur and Thomas. Faith, my sister. Reference to trusts in cases of the estate of Sir Calthrop Parker and my cousin Anne Clopton, Sir Simond D'Ewes his first lady. My nephew Henry Parker. My cousin the Lady Ann Maynard. My cousin George Barnardiston.

Brent, 376.

[The testator's wife was Jane, daughter of Sir Stephen Soame, Lord Mayor of London. I have already given the will of his step-mother, Dame Katherine Barnardiston, in the REGISTER, vol. 47, pp. 396-7 (ante, pp. 742-43). The pedigree of Soame appears in the second volume of the Visitation of London 1633-1634 (Harl. So. Pub.) pp. 250–251. That of Barnardiston is given in Metcalfe's Vis. of Suffolk. HENRY F. WATERS.

Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, knt., was high sheriff of Suffolk in 23d of James I. His second son, Sir Samuel, is said to have been the first person to whom the name of Roundhead was applied.

On his death he was the subject of many monodies in English, Greek and Latin, and published in a pamphlet entitled "Sufolk's Tears, or Elegies on that renowned Knight, Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston." He was a friend of John Winthrop and interested in his company.

Thomas Barnardiston his grand-nephew married Mary Downing, daughter of Sir George (H. C. 1642), who entailed his whole estate on their son. (See Mass. Hist. Coll. 4th series, VI.).—W. K. WATKINS.]

JOHN SCOTT of South Hampton in the East Riding of New Yorkshire upon Long Island in New England, mariner, 19 April 1692, proved 4 June 1692. All that my Seat or tract of land, being two lots or divisions, with all edifices &c. &c. belonging, lying and being at Meacocks in the East Riding of New Yorkshire aforesaid and also one other tract near the head of Saccabonnocke River in the Riding aforesaid, with a parcel of meadow ground near Great Noyock River, with a fifty pouud Commonage, and all other possessions belonging to me or which should descend unto me I do give, devise and bequeath unto my loving brother Jacamiah Scott of Southhampton aforesaid, yeoman, and his heirs male forever; and for default of heirs male then to female, provided that whomsoever they marry from time to time forever shall bear or assume unto themselves the sirname of Scott; and in default of such heirs I bequeath the same unto the heirs of my honored uncle Jonathan Rainer of Southhampton aforesaid, yeoman, always provided that they from time to time assume unto themselves the sirname of Scott; next to my right heirs forever. And inasmuch as my said brother Jacamiah Scott, whom I do hereby ordain and appoint executor &c., is at a great distance from hence and not able to put this my will in execution in this place, I do hereby appoint William Clapcott of Stepney, sailmaker, executor in trust &c.

Fane, 120.

[The testator by his mention of his uncle, Jonathan Rainer, of Southampton, L. I., is evidently son of that John Scott of notoriety, who married Deborah, daughter of Thurston Rainer and sister of Jonathan Rainer.

John Scott senior had a career of interest, and was identified with many important events in the early history of the country, not with credit, however, in most instances.

His own account in a petition states he was son of an Englishman of fortune, who lost his life in the royal cause. The son, for cutting the bridles and girths of the Parliamentary horses at Turnham Green in 1642, was brought before a committee and finally sent to New England, under care of E. Downing, arriving in Sept. 1643, and was placed under Lawrence Southwick, the Quaker, at Salem, Mass., as a servant. Ia May 1648 he was to serve him as much longer after his service expired as would amount to 35 shillings.

In 1654 he was arrested by the Dutch at Long Island and sent to New Amsterdam, and after a short imprisonment discharged.

The same year an action was brought against him by a neighbor for defamation, but the affair was settled privately.

He was made a freeman at Southampton in 1657, and 9 Dec. 1658 was granted a home lot of three acres, and five more provided he remain three years. March 8, 1659-60, he bought at Southold a sloop of two Dutchmen, and 11 June following half a ketch at the same place of Richard Raiment of Salem.

He evidently commenced his career then as a mariner, as we find that he met in 1661 at Whitehall (Eng.) Daniel Gutherson and Dorothea his wife, who was a daughter of Thomas Scott of Eggerton, Kent, and claimed kinship as a member of the family of Scott, of Scott's Hall, and by persuasive means sold Gutherson lands he claimed to own on Long Island, and by such dealing ruining Gutherson, who was prevented by death from ever visiting this country; his son was placed in the care of Scott, and was by him sold as a servant to Herringman, an innkeeper at New Haven.

Many people from Lynn, Mass., were vitimized by Scott, whose conveyance of lands, he said he got from the Indians, was found to be of no worth.

We then find him interested in the Atherton Company, in the Narragansett Lands, and desiring to be made governor of Long Island.

In 1663 Connecticut, exasperated by what she considered double dealing on his part, ordered his arrest and confiscation of his estates.

He escaped from prison, however, and in 1666 we find that he was obliged to take refuge in the Barbados.

We next find him commanding an expedition in 1667 as Major Scott at Toboga and Guiana, and later with the titles of colonel and vice-admiral. He also visited about this time Newfoundland, as we find by an address to the King in 1668 giving an account of the country from 1496, drawn from Scott's and other evidence.

In the proceedings against Scott for fleecing her husband, widow Gutherson was greatly assisted by Samuel Pepys, the diarist, and for this Scott swore revenge, and later, on Scott joining the band of Titus Oates, implicated Pepys as a Papist, and this resulted in Pepys's confinement in the Tower, from which position he had hard work to extricate himself.

After 1680 we lose sight of John Scott, and the date and manner of his death is unknown.

(See Howell's Southampton, L. I.; N. Y. Colonial Documents, Vol. III.; Calendar of State Papers, Colonial; Mass. Hist. Society Proceedings, Vol. VI.; Dorothea Scott by G. D. Scull.)-W. K. WATKINS.]

ZACHARYE GOODYEARE, citizen and vintner of London, 18 July 1613, proved 31 July 1613. To be buried in the parish church of St. Gregory near Paul's in London. To my loving mother ten pounds. To my cousin Mary Storye five pounds. The residue to my son Stephen Goodyere whom I make executor. I make, nominate and ordain my brothers John Partridge, scrivener, and Ralph Bowlton, merchant tailor, citizens of London,


Admon. granted (at above date) to Ralph Bowlton during the minority of Stephen Goodyeere the son, to whom issued commission 15 October 1624, he having reached full age.

Capell, 70.

[The testator may be a kinsman, possibly the father of Stephen Goodyear of Connecticut.-H. F. W.]


"The 9th daie of April 1656." My will is that my wife have three score pounds for herself. Item, thirty pounds apiece to each of my four youngest children. More, that my wife have the household stuff and to dispose of it: that the three score pounds which is owing to me by Mr. William Brenton in New England be disposed of as followeth, if it can be got, viz., to my wife twenty pounds, to my four youngest children twenty pounds (that is five pounds apiece), to my three children that are married in New England, that is, George, Ralph and Abigail, twenty pounds to be equally divided amongst them: that when any of the four youngest children die their portion be divided among the other three, that is if they die in their minority: forty pounds due from Mr. Killingworth, twenty pounds. Mark Theaton of Black Callerton, thirty pound from Mrs Flora Hall, twenty pound from Anthony Walker, twelve pounds, three pound in my wife's hand and five pound in Mr. Ogle's Hand, forty pound more in the house; George Erington of Loughhouse and his son in law forty shillings, Gawan Anderson forty shillings; Mary Chicken als Watson four pound ten shillings and ten shillings in my wife's hand, is nine pound: more in the . house twenty shillings in Commodities; in all makes nine score pounds. The mark of William Read.

Wit: William Cutter, the mark of Thomas Gibson.

Commission issued 31 October 1656 unto Mabel Read, widow, the relict and principal legatary of the deceased, to administer &c. according to the tenor and effect of the said will &c.

Berkley, 346.

[The place of residence of William Read, the testator of the above will, was not declared, but the Probate Act Book for the year 1656 shows it to have been Newcastle upon Tyne (Northumberland). According to Savage he was of Dorchester (Massachusetts), a passenger in the Defence 1635, aged 48, with wife Mabel 30, George 6, Ralph 5 and Justus 18 months, had at Dorchester Abigail baptized 30 Dec. 1638, was freeman 14 March 1639; removed probably first to Rehoboth, or perhaps lived at Woburn. His sons George and Ralph seem to have lived in Woburn. HENRY F. WATERS.

An account of William Reed, the testator, and his descendants forms Chapter IV. (pages 61 to 150) of the " History of the Reed Family," by Jacob Whittemore Reed, published in 1861. The author of this book states that this William Reed was the oldest of any of the Puritan emigrants to New England by the name of Reed, and that his wife Mabel's maiden surname was Kendall. He also states that he removed from Dorchester to Scituate, and thence to Woburn. He does not name Rehoboth as a residence.-EDITOR.

William Read, or Reed, for some years lived in Woburn, and is the common ancestor of most of the Reed family here. July 7, 1648, Nicholas Davis of Charlestown sold to William Reade of Muddy River a house and lands in Woburn, described in a bill of sale recorded in Suffolk Deeds, Book 1, page 93. This estate passed from William Reed to Samuel Walker, senior; and, in 1674, the latter gave a deed of it to his son Samuel Walker, who, in 1662, married Sarah, daughter of said William Reed. In this deed the estate isreferred to as that purchased of William Reed, and it remained in the Walker family until 1847.

According to the Woburn Records William Reed remained in Woburn as late as 1652. He returned to England shortly after that date with his wife Mabel and their youngest children. After her husband's death, in 1656, the widow Mabel returned to Woburn, and, as administratrix of her husband's estate, caused ancillary administration to be taken out in Middlesex County, Feb. 17, 1661-2. The original papers brought from England are missing from the probate files at Cambridge, but the official record of the will and the letter testamentary are still preserved there. This record varies slightly from the wording as given above by Mr. Waters, but the only important difference in the two copies is, that the name Abigail in Mr. Waters's transcript appears as Michael in the record at the Probate Office at Cambridge. Abigail is undoubtedly correct; for, apart from the supposed reference to Michael in the father's will, as recorded at Cambridge, there is no evidence of his existence. Abigail married Francis Wyman of Woburn, and together with her brothers, George and Ralph, lived and died in Woburn. Among the court files in the clerk of court's office at Cambridge, can be found a suit, of date 1658, which gives an interesting but unpublishable episode in the histories of the two families of Ralph and George Reed. The latter gave his age in court, in 1659, as 30 years or thereabouts." The widow, Mabel Reed, married Henry Summers, senior, of Woburn, Nov. 21, 1660, and died in Woburn, in 1690, aged 85.

William Cutter, a witness to the above will of William Reed, came to New England, but afterwards returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, his former home. The will of Thomas Reede, given above, adds three names to the sons of William Reed, hitherto unknown to us, and for this reason is of special interest to the Reed family in this country. EDWARD F. JOHNSON.]

THOMAS REEDE of Newcastle upon Tyne, yeoman, 2 January 1656, proved 25 November 1657. To my son Charles Errington one thirty second part (i. e. one fourth of my eighth part) of the coal mines and colliery called the Woodside Colliery in the parish of Riton, Durham. My grandchild Anne Errington. To my brother Henry Reede's two sons five pounds apiece to put them to apprenticeships. To William Lisle five pounds, hoping he will be careful to be aiding and assisting unto my wife. Anne Reede in and about the managing of my estate. And for my little cousin Thomas Reede, son of my brother John Reede deceased, I leave him to the disposing of my wife Anne Reede, having had full experience of her charity, respect and good will towards him. The rest to my wife Anne, so long as she continue my widow. In case she intermarry with any other person then I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Errington five hundred pounds out of such estate. My wife to be executrix if she do not intermarry &c., otherwise my daughter Ann Errington. Reference to an indenture between Mark Errington of Westdenton Esq. and the testator. Charles Errington, son of said Mark. Gilbert Errington, son and heir of the said Mark.

Proved by Ann Errington, conditional executrix.

Ruthen, 469.

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VALENTINE MORETOFT of London, gen., proved 24 September 1641. To be buried in the church of Great St. Hellens in London and a little small monument to be provided and such a one as is the monument of Sir Richard Cock which standeth near the Clock house in Westm'. Abbey, with a gravestone and sub inscription thereupon to be provided and laid upon me. Wife Margaret. Eldest son William Moretoft. A gold ring that was his mother's. Son Francis. Daughter Margaret Moretoft. All these children at twenty one. brother in law Mr. John Glover. My nephew William Crane. My nephew Robert Crane. My brother Colchester. My brother Havers. My nephew


George Aldrich. My loving friends Alderman Gore, Alderman Addams, Mr. Francis Flier, my brother Mr. Gilbert Havers, my cousin Mr. Richard Glover, Mr. Thomas Vinar, Mr. Rice Williams and Mr. John Greene, mercer. Valentine Aldrich son of my nephew George Aldrich. My niece Sturtivant. My cousin Francis Mortoft and my cousin William Mortoft of Itringham in Norfolk and their children. My brother John Crane's children, William, Thomas, John, Robert, Henry, Valentine, Frances, Richard Crane, my niece Mary Foulkes, Anne Crane, Dorothy Crane, my niece Phillis Hildar and Eliza Crane. My Lady Hamersley, my mother in law. My brother in law Sir Thomas Hamersley. My sister Cogan. My sister Benthall. My brother Smith. My brother Masters. My brother William Hamersley. My sister Elizabeth Glover. Commission issued 20 May 1674 to Margaret Fyneux als Moretoft, a daughter, to administer, the executors John Crane and Margaret Moretoft being dead.

Evelyn, 113.

[See Glover wills, REGISTER vol. 38, p. 423; vol. 47, pp. 499-504 (ante, pp. 772-78). See also Vis. of London, 1633-4, Vol. II., p. 113.-H.F.W.]

JERMAN MAIOR of Faiths, citizen and draper of London, 1 October 1660, with a codicil dated 10 April 1661 and a second 26 September 1661, proved 5 October 1661. I have fully advanced in marriage my daughters Dorothy Swanwicke and Deborah Wood. In this will I give to my wife Deborah and my son and heir Thomas Maior, to each of them a greater estate than they or either of them can or may claim by the Laudable Custom of the City of London. My son in law Thomas Swanwicke, who married my daughter Dorothy, is indebted unto me four hundred pounds, for the securing whereof he hath engaged an Annuity of twenty pounds issuing out of the several houses at Horsey Down which I formerly gave my daughter his wife. This sum I give to and among the four children of my said daughter, viz. Deborah, Dorothy, Maior and Samuel Swanwick. To my daughter Deborah Wood, wife of John Wood silkman, one hundred pounds in performance of my promise to her husband that I would give him that sum within six months after my decease. To the three children of my said daughter, viz' Deborah, Mary and Dorothy Wood, three hundred pounds. To my grandchildren Samuel and Deborah Leadbetter, each one hundred pounds. All these grandchildren under twenty one. To my brother Thomas Maior ten pounds. To my cousin Manley's wife, to my cousin Ann Jones (now in New England) to each of them five pounds apiece. To my partner Josuah Pordage five pounds to buy him a mourning cloak. To my servant Anne Leete twenty pounds. Mr. Jackson minister of the parish wherein I lived. My two brothers in law Thomas St. Nicholas and John St. Nicholas. The poor of Preston, Bucks, where I was born. My cousin Sandford, widow. I will that mourning shall be given at my funeral to my wife, children, grandchildren and servants and to no others, and the "solempnity of my funerall" shall be performed without any great cost, only a gold ring and no more to every one that shall be at my funeral. The residue to wife and son Thomas, who shall be joint executors. My two sons in law Thomas Swanwick and John Wood to be overseers. my kinswoman Katherine Gladen twenty shillings. The first codicil recites (among other things) that Deborah Leadbetter had since the will been otherwise provided for in a more plentiful manner. The legacy of five pounds to cousin Ann Jones (now in New England) is revoked.

May, 160.


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