|2704. Thomas11 Kilbourne|
|2705. Frances11 Moody|
|2728. John11 Drake|
He settled first at Dorchester MA. In 1637 he bought land at Taunton MA but soon after he was in Windsor. He was granted 14 acres, a houselot with meadow adjoining, from the plantation at Windsor, 26 Jan 1640, and in later years purchased other land. His death is described on the Windsor Town Records (punctuation modified):
John Drake Senr dyed accidentaly, as he was Driving a Cart, Loaded with corn, to carry from his house to his son Jacob's, the Cattle being 2 oxen and his mare. In the high way against John Griffin's, Something Scar'd the Cattle, and they Set a runing, and he Labouring to Stop them, by takeing hold on the mare, was thrown down on his face, and the Cart wheele went over him: brake one of his Legs and bruised his body, so that he was taken up Dead, being carried into his Daughters house had Life come again; but Dyed in a Short time and was buried on the 18th day of August '59.
"Positive Pedigrees and Authorized Arms," Register 45:188: Drake, John, of Boston, Mass.
From Wiscomb, Devonshire; in Visitation of Devonshire.
Arms–Argent, a wyvern with wings displayed and tail nowed Gules.
Evidence: Will of Francis Drake of Esher, Surrey, 1634, "John Drake my cousin William's son ... in New England."
|2738. Robert11 White|
|2740. Thomas11 Moore|
|2746. Henry11 Cogan|
|2760. George11 Hull|
He was granted a lot in Windsor in 1637, 495 ft. wide (20 acres) on the Connecticut River, south of Humphrey Pinney and north of William Gaylord. He sold the land to Gov. John Haynes but remained on the land as a renter, until he moved to Fairfield CT in 1649. He also had a planting lot on the east side of the Connecticut River which he farmed, south of Thomas Buckland and north of William Phelps.
|2768. John11 Bishop|
|2776. John11 Stevens|
He was fined for "neglect of fencing" in Sep 1645: Jacob Sheaffe brought suit against him for breach of contract. Stevens had agreed to build 30 rods of fence for Sheaffe's East Creek lot by the first of the preceding May. His failure to do so had allowed some hogs to roam and damage corn belonging to another man, as a result of which Sheaffe had already been fined. In this case John Stevens acknowledged both the agreement and the fact that the fence had not been built. He claimed that the hogs were disorderly, and that the magistrate had assigned him to ten and a half days of work about the mill. The court sentenced him to pay the judgment previously won against Sheaffe for damage caused by the hogs.
In 1655 he was accused of selling flax "wanting about an ounce in each pound." His plea was that he had lost a piece of lead, a pistol bullet, from his scales. The Court decreed that he had been in error not to have proved his scales for several years. Though they granted that he did not willingly deceive, he was fined ten shillings and compelled to make up any losses.
With his sons, he supported Dr. Rossiter in the troubles attending the union of New Haven and Connecticut.
|2778. John11 Meigs|
He had a large estate, including some books, one of which was a Latin and Greek Dictionary.
He was of Weymouth by 1642, probably removed to Rehoboth, in 1643, then to New Haven CT about 1647, to Guilford CT about 1654, and last to Killingworth CT about 1662.
|2802. Edward11 Winn|
|2808. Edward11 Johnson|
The Johnson family lived in Canterbury, Kent, England. His children were baptized there, the first at St. Mary Magdelene, the second child was buried there, presumably before it could be patized, and the other six all at the church of St. George the Martyr. This last church was bombed in World War II and now only the tower exists.
He did own land in a parish called Heron [Herne] Hill, and a place in that parish called Waterham, but apparently never lived there. The property was inherited from his uncle Edward Pordage of Beakesbourne who died in 1616. He still owned that property at the time of his death.
He was certainly given a thorough grammar school education, and probably something beyond. Although he was not skilled in the classical languages, he was proficient as a land surveyor and map maker, and the nature of his frequent legislative appointments would imply that he had had some legal training.
He was one of the founders of the town of Woburn, held many important offices, and is assumed to be the author of "The Wonderworking Providence of Sion's Savior in New England" a history of New England. He was the first town clerk of Woburn, holding that office for 32 yrs. He was also active in founding the first church, and commanded the first military company of Woburn. He was famous as a surveyor and an early explorer of the forest territory of New England. When not in attendance at Court, he was employed in running boundary lines, locating land grants, and acting as referee in cases of disputed titles.
He crossed the Atlantic only once, about 1636-7, bringing with him the members of his family. They lived in Charlestown until 1640 when they moved to Woburn. His farm in Woburn was on the north side of Russell St. and on the south side of that street between the street and the brook.
He was one of the charter members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, founded in 1638, and was captain of the Military Company or Train-band at Woburn. For years he was placed on nearly every military committee, and was often sent out to treat with or subdue the Indians. He was in charge of the expedition to arrest Gorton.
|2809. Susan11 Munter|
|2810. Esdras11 Reade|
With the pastor Rev. John Fiske and other members of the Salem church, he founded the town of Wenham in 1644. He was elected the first deacon of the church there and twice represented the town in the General Court. However he moved again, in 1655 to Chelmsford where he was again one of the founders with Rev. Fiske and others, and in 1658 to Boston. He was of Woburn in 1670.
He returned to Boston. It is probable that his home in Boston was situated at the intersection of the present (1906) Salem and Prince Streets. He is buried in Copp's Burying Ground with his third wife, Sarah.
|2880. John11 Beebe|
|5410. George12 Moody|
|5966. John12 Pierce|
|5967. Elizabeth12 ?Trull|
|5982. Reginald12 Foster|
|6010. William12 French|
|11136. John13 Adams|
|11234. John13 Porredge|
[The entire first page of this will is a religious exhortation and confession, concluding" I make one faggott and bundall of all my offences present past and for to come and geve them to Christ."]
To be buried in the churchyard of St. Dunstans near Canterbury.
To wife Margarett £30, furniture, brass, and household goods.
To daughter Elizabeth £50 in three months.
To daughter Suzan £50, a caldron which I had of Thomas Heathe, and a feather bed and bolster, at the age of twenty-one years or day of marriage.
To son Henry Porredge £20 in one year.
All linen and linen yarn, except cloth not cut out, to be divided into three parts, one part each to wife and son Edward and the third to son Henry and daughters Elizabeth, Thomazine, and Susan.
All linen and woolen yarn and linen and woolen cloth not cut out to wife and son Edward, equally divided.
To my daughters a dozen of pewter platters, pewter porringers, and pewter dishes, and half a dozen pieces of brass.
The residue of all my goods to my son Edward, whom I make my sole executor.
To my son-in-law Thomas Ruck one half my lease of lands called Denly in Herne Hill held of Mr. Parker.
My wife to have one of the new chambers in the tenement where I now dwell and sufficient meat and drink, fire and washing allowed by my son Edward during her widowhood, if my lease continue so long.
Daughter Elizabeth to be likewise maintained by son Edward until she be married, and also daughter Suzan "if she will tarry with him so long."
To my wife's son Arthur Rucke 40s. at twenty-one years, and son Edward to support him until the end of his apprenticeship with Fante of Christ Church.
To wife's son Richard Ruck £5 in one year.
To servants William Sharpe, Thomas May, Jane Showell, Mary Lopham, and John Drincker 5s. each.
To servants Michael Pickle, William Taylor, Ralf Slyter, and Margaret Carter 10s. each.
To my boy Richard Tillett 20s. at twenty years.
To my servant Elizabeth Wyck 40s. at twenty years or marriage.
Money to be distributed to each poor household of the parish of St. Dunstans.
My last will concerning all my lands and tenements.
To son Edward Porredge and his heirs forever my lands and tenements in Herne Hill and Boughton under Bleane, in fee simple.
My wife's son Thomas Ruck to occupy for ten years my tenement and lands in Herne Hill and Boughton under Bleane which I purchased of one Frognall, paying to my son Edward £10 a year.
To wife Margaret an annuity of £8 for life.
To son Henry Porredge and his heirs forever all my lands in Wickhambreux which I purchased of Griffith Jones, now in the occupation of one Rayner of Stodmershe, in fee simple, and half of a tenement and lands in Ashford bought of one Morley and Dorothy his wife and in the occupation of Thomas Vsborne.
To wife Margaret for life my tenement and ground in St. Dunstans in the occupation of Bartholomes Rowell, with revision to her son Richard Ruck, said tenant to pay but 20s. a year rent.
[Signed] John Porredge
Witnesses: John Edward, Notarye, Bartholomew Rowell, and Thomas Fawsett.
proved 7 October 1582 by Edward Porredge, executor named in the will. Inventory £1100. 32s. 8d.
|22468. Thomas14 Porredge|
Whereas my cousin John Porrage of Rodmersham has £60 due me at a certain time or else I and my heirs are to have forever an annuity of £4, I give the said £60 to be equally divided among three of my sons, Richard Porrage, William Porrage, and Stephen Porrage, to Richard as soon as it be paid and to William and Stephen at twenty years; in the meantime said sum to remain in my wife's hands. If either of said sons die before said age, his portion to Robart Porrage, Richard Porrage, John Porrage, and to the survivor of the said William or Stephen, equally divided.
Whereas I have an annuity out of Robert Maxsted's lands for [a loan of] £32, I will the said sum and the annuity until it be paid to son John, and I give him a bed furnished.
Whereas I have an annuity out of John Helers lands of Harnehyll [Herne Hill] for a [a loan of] £10, I will said sum and the annuity until it be paid to son Robert.
To my daughter Alice Potter 40s.
To Thomas Rayne of Leneham 40s. which he borrowed of me.
To wife Johan all the rest of my goods in my house.
The residue of my goods of all kinds unbequeathed to wife Johan and son John, equally divided, and I make them my executors, and I desire her to be a good mother to him.
With regard to my lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the parishes of Boughton under Bleane, Faversham, and Herne Hill, I give to my son Robert my messuage and dwelling house with lands at Fayrbroke, wherein he now dwells, and three acres of meadow at Fourdsborne in mine own occupation, he paying to my wife 13s. 4d. a year.
To my son Richard Porrage my messuage and lands bought of John Cosyn, also in the occupation of his brother Robert, except one bush garden called Som'leese, which I give to the said Robert.
To the said Richard two and a half acres bought of John Colwell and James Unekar, lying together in Chestofeld.
To my son John Porrage my messauge and lands in Harnhyll which Sam Boviar now occupieth, he paying to my wife Johan 6s. 8d. yearly, and also two acres of meadow lying at the north side of the land at Fourdysborn now in his brother Robert's occupation.
To my son William Porrage at the age of twenty years a messuage and lands at Harnhill at broke strete, now in the occupation of Stephen Parkar, my wife Johan to lease it and take the profits until William come to said age "to fynde hym toward hys lernynge."
To wife Johan for life my two messuages lying at Southstreet in Boughton aforesaid and Faversham, with reversion at her death to son Stephen Porrage and his heirs.
Whereas I have of late bought certain meadows lying in Graveney, Harnhyll, and Boughton of Mr. Stephen Ellys, I Give two meadows thereof called latton gate meeds to son Robert Porrage.
Witnesses: Cyryacke Pettytt and Jhon Teneacre.
Proved 2 March 3 Edward VI [1548/9] by the executors.
|23806. Robert14 Cheney|
"I will that Johan my wiff shall have the howse wherein I dwell with the howses I bought of Mr. Bryttayne and a grone ffielde lyinge in hony lane and an other ffealde called healye fealde and a fealde nowe in the teanure of my sister Donne duringe the whole terme of fowre yeares ymedyatly after my decease uponCondicon that she paye unto my sonne John xl s. of good and lawfull money of England duringe the terme of the saide fowre yeares and also makinge no wilfull strip nor waste
"and the after ... unto John my sonne [to whom] Also I geve ... the bedde with the bedstead the hanginges the bollsters coverlettes and alltinges thereto belonginge standinge in the greate Chamber the little table with the frame in the said Chamber and the formes belonginge to ye vj quisshens that I boughte of Master Browne with all the payted clothes in the same Chamber, the table in the hall with the forme to yet the cupboard in the same halle and vi joyned stooles the [baser?] hanginges in the halle and the little folldinge table in the same halle and also the settles in the halle [£10] in money to be Delyvered to him within twoo yeares ymediatly after my decease Also ... my lease and term of yeares of and in those landes lyinge in Harford Sheare [Hertfordshire] beyond Smalynge bridge after Mr. Marshe his yeares be expired which be three yeares after the furyfacon of our lady nexte followinge ... which landes afforesaid I had of Mr. Tonnworth Also I geve to the said John my sonne twoo paires of shetes iiij platters iiij pewter dishes ij lattyn Candlestickes and a quarte pewter potte
"Item ... to Johan my wiff for the term of iij yeares ymediatly after my decease a meade that I boughte of Mr. Welche mowe in the teanure of Mr. Waterer And then after ... unto Rawf my sonne [to whom also] a standinge bedde with all thinges thereto perteyninge with the fetherbedd bollster blankettes curtens and coverlettes beinge and standinge in the greate Chamber nexte unto the bedd that ys geven to my sonne John the longe table in the neather halle with the fourme to yt twoo paire of sheets iiij platters iiij dishes bothe to be of pewter [£10] ... within fowre yeares [and] ... all my other landes and tenementes as well being of the teanure of freeholde [and] copye holde unto her duringe her naturall life and after her decease then I geve unto William all that my tenemente that was somtyme Raufe Johnsons with an orchard somtyme brownes and a Cotage in easte streate that Master Browne dwelleth in and ij cotage more lying [in] Este streate somtyme Mr. Cresseyes ...
"Item I geve to the saide Willyam my sonne x li. of good and lawfull money of England to be delyvered to him when he cometh to the age of xxiiij yeares [and] ... the standinge bedde and all thinges therto belonginge beinge and standinge in the Parlor to be delyvered to him at the daye of his maryage
"Item I geve to Roberte my sonne [£10] ... when he cometh to the full age of xxiij yeares
"Item I geve to Agnes my doughter the somme of [£26 13s 4d] ... when she shall accomplishe the full age of xxj yeares orrelles at the daye of her marriage.
"Item ... the leases and terme of yeares that I have of the parcelles of lande called the kirtles and Shepcotte feald to Johan my wiff John and Raufe my sonnes equally to be devided ...
"Item I geve and bequeath to the mendinge of the highe waye in Croked Myle xl s to be delyvered to John Ellyotte and William Cooke and them to have the doings of the same by the oversighte of William Harrison and Christofer Gouldinge
"Item I geve and bequeath to the mendinge of the highe waye beyonde Smalling bridge xl s ... to Mr. Stacye And that he have the doinge thereof
"Item I geve towards the mendinge of the Mote hall xl s whensoever they mynded to reare and putt yt uppe orells this gifte to be voide
"Item I geve to my neighbors of Waltham xx s to be geven to ghym when they shall rate the freeholders boocke
"Item I geve to my fellowes Mr. Dennye his men xl s to make merye withall or to be ordered at the discression of John Bolte and John Hanford
"Item I geve to Anaster Browne my new collared Jerkin and one hole yeares rente in the howse wherin he dwelleth. ...
"Item I geve to my sister donne the close that she holdeth of my twoo yeares after my decease freely without any rente And after ... duringe her naturall liff payinge therefore yearlye x s.
"Also I will that Anaster Browne shall have his dwellinge howse duringe his liff tyme for the yearely rente of xij s.
"Item I will that Johan my wiff shall paye yearely to William my sonne xl s after he shall accomplishe the age of xxiiij yeares ... [If Joan die or remarry, legacies not yet distributed to be delivered to William Harrison and Christofer Goldinge, who are to distribute them at the times specified in the will.]
"Also I geve and bequeathe to John my sonn my potte covered with sylver and gilt and a goblet of silver ... within fowre yeares after my decease
"Also to my son Rauf my cuppe Covered with silver
"Item I geve to William Harrison one olde Angell
"Item I geve to Christofer Goldinge my Taffeta dublette
"Item I geve to every one of my maydens now dwellinge with me vj s viij d ... at the daye of there mariage ... to every one of my god Children xij d."
The residue was to go to his wife Johan, she to be sole executrix, and he appointed as overseers William Harrison and Christopher Golding "my faithefull frendes"; witnesses were Christofer Golding, John Hanford, and Stephen Hardye. In a codicil witnessed by Henry Marshe, John Danyell, curate, John Tanner, and William Ederech, Robert Cheyney directed that the furniture, silver, and "certayne howsholde stuffe" given to his sons John, Rawff, and William, remain in the hands of his wife during her natural life.
|5520. Thomas12 Hull|
|5556. Vincent12 Meigs|
|5616. William12 Johnson|
|5617. Susan12 Porredge|
|5618. Phineas12 Munter|
In 1615 he was living in Faversham, which is eight miles west of Canterbury. From Faversham, Phineas moved to Buckland which is about three miles to the northwest.
A true inventory of the goods of Finnis Munter, blacksmith, of the parish of Buckland, lately deceased.
In primis - his purse, his girdle and his gloves
all his wearing apparel
a pair of andirons
a featherbed, two coverlets and a blanket, two bolsters and a pillow
a chest and a court cupboard
two hammers and three pair of tongs, and other working tools
a pair of bellows and a anvil and a beakhorn which he sold some two
months before he deceased and left to receive of the money
six pieces of pewter, three platters and three pewter dishes
3 pair of sheets and a table cloth and 4 napkins
two pewter candlesticks and a pewter pot, two salts and a porringer
a brass kettle, a stew pan and a warming pan
a frying pan and a gridiron
all other lumber
|10820. Richard13 Moody|
|47612. Robert15 Cheney|
... to John Down a bollocke of one yere olde and an other to Wyllyam Donne [sic] his brother ... to Robert Cheyney my sonne a blak cowe ... to Wyllyam Donne a brandyd kow ... to Robert my sonne my bed yt I lye on & all ye hangyngs in ye same chamber & all ye hangyngs in ye hall with a tabull ... to Wyllam Donne a featherbed & a mattres ... ye ressydew of all my goods in ye hows I gyve to Robert my sonne & Wyllyam Donne ... equally between them.
Item I wyll yt Wyllam Donne shall have my howse yt I dwell in ... for ye space of v yeres ... and after ye seyd v yeres be ended then I wyll yt ye same howsse shall remaine to Robert my sonne & to ye heyres of his bodye lawfully begotten and yf ye said Robert my sonne decesse withowte heyres of his bodye lawfully then I wyll ye said howsse shall remaine to Wyllyam Donne & to the heires of his bodye lawfullye begottyn ... I wyll that Annes my dawghter shall have a marke [13s 4d] of Robert my sonne & vj s viij d of Wyllam Donne within ye space of ij yeres after my decesse ... to you said Annes ij pewter dyshes ij plates & ij sawsors, these [being] wytnes Wyllyam Pygram Wyllyam Tye John Foster