Bequests to the poor and reference to burial in Middlesex wills

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Archdeaconry bequests only
Probate year Title Christian name Surname Occupation Marital status Bequest terms Bequest to poor monetary value (s)
1609
John Browne brickmaker
20s to be paid within six weeks after my decease 20
1609
Thomas Shepard

to the poore of [parish] where I dwell .. either in bread or monie at the discretion of myne overseers 10
1610
Robert Henlacke gentleman
Dependent on victory in law suits. 'then he shall for my sake be myndefull to bestow more or lesse on the poore of this parishe of [STMF], .. 0
1610
Mettle Sincker
widow 20s distributed in bread amongst the poore of this parish on my funeral day. 20s to poor of Dutch church within one month after decease. 20
1611
Agnes Somerford
widow 40s in money to the poor of St Martin in the Fields where I dwell, to be delivered ot the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor .. for the time being, and by them to be bestowed upon the poore.. uppon the daie of my buryall 40
1661
Mary Baker
widow [Dated as probated 1660] 100 to be spent on funeral. 0
1665
Ralph Cue yeoman
the poore of the parish .. 5 to be disposed and distributed att the discretion of my Execotors.. 0
1665
Robert Peppit boxmaker married unto and amongst the poore of the parish .. 30 dozen of bread to be distributed amongst them upon the day of my funerall 30
1665
Hugh Roberts gentleman [widower] the poore of the parish of St Martin..40s .. to be distributed in bread on the day of my funerall 40
1665
Richard Munday porter
unto the poore widdowes of St Martins Almeshouses to be equally distributed amongst them .. 12s; to the poore aged people of this parish the sume of 20s 32
1665
Dorothy Hall
widow I give to poore freinds the sume of ten pounds whereof to Benjamin Wallis [20s] and the other nine pounds to such as are in necessity to be disposed of by my Executors as they shall thinke fitt 200
1665
Edward Jobson
bachelor I give 10 pounds to the poore people of the parrish visited but not to be at the disposeing of the Bedle of the parrish but to be given into the hands of some freinds as my Executrix .. shall appoynt.. 200
1665
Stephen Day

Reversionary bequest only: 'if wee all dye my goods to be sould', 20 to John Chamberline and Randall Baxter for the poore of the congregation'. 400
1665
Joane Walford
widow [bequests to bearers and other named persons, neighbours and church officials] 0
1665
John Saler Freeman and tallowchandler of London married to the poore Children in Soho; tenn shillings to be devided at the discretion of my overseers 10
1666
Gregory Kent victualler
ENTRY INCOMPLETE, MISSING PAGES FROM FILM 0
1666
Thomas Grose
[widower?] basically lists all his goods 0
1666
Thomas Atkinson hosier
'being visited with the plague' INCOMPLETE ENTRY, PAGES BEFORE MISSING 0
1667
John Bedford citizen & clothworker, at present deputy Clerk of STMF [widower] [Burial in St Dionis Backchurch in same grave as dead wife in North Isle]; many outstanding debts recalled and much self defensive protestation, a long rambling debt narrative! Fascinating. 0
1667
Elizabeth Parsons widow
Out of 20 funeral charges, 20s to be laid out in bread and given to the poore of the parishe of St Martins in the Feilds. 20
1667
Giles Hooper coachman married [Some detail of coaches and 'chariots' bequeathed] 0
1667
Martha Shepard
widow [Very small bequests of household stuff to named recipients] 0
1667
Alice Grymes
widow I give unto the poore 20s to be distributed by my .. Executrix.. 20
1667
Thomas Hudson gentleman
Unspecified general bequest of residue of estate: Executors nominated 'for divers & good causes me moveing thereunto ' residue transfered in the end to: Anne Roydon of SMF, widow or her appointees. (f. 180) 0
1668
Anne Kynaston Mrs spinster ..further declared that she did give to the poore of the parish where she dyed five pound and to the bearers five shillings apeece. 100
1668
Mary Baker
widow 100 to be spent on funeral 0
1669
John Wells boddicemaker [single] [Long judgement appended to will, in Latin] 0
1669
Richard Lock coachman married wife gets hackney coach license and a 'red damask glasse coach with the furniture there to belonging as she shall make choyce of' with horses. Wife to support his father Richard for rest of his life.
1669
James Hunne soldier in Sir John Talbots Company in HM regt guards betrothed will written at Sandwich, bound to sea. 0
1669
Mathew Barker gentleman [widower] Lists goods he received at funerals. 0
1669
Thomas Simpson cooke [servant] [single] William Patchell's legacy of 5 dependent that 'he shall make mee a Coffin worth 40s for his legacy' 0
1669
Jone Warren
widow b. at Sunbury, Middx, next to first husband Baptist Keane. To 20 'poore widows of the parish of St Martin .. such as my Overseers .. shall appoint.. to be equally divided and distributed amongst them' 5 100
1669
Judith Brock
widow b. in St Clement Danes 0
1669
Joseph Kent haberdasher [single] residue of estate to be distributed by Ex amongst kindred.. 'respect being had to the poorest of my said kindred' (307B) 0
1669
Thomas Hewes gentleman [single] includes a cabinent in Prerogative Court, containing 'Dr Hewes his powder' 0
1669
Anne Barker
widow the poore of the said Parrish of St Martin in the fields 20s to be distributed amongst them as my Executors hereafter named shall thinke fitt 20
1670
Christopher Jackson citizen and ironmonger [widower] Annuity to poor of 6 5s pa from property to ChW and overseers of poor of Mansfield, Yorks. 6 to poor of M. 5s to minister for his advice. For term of lease only. To be 'publicly known' and 'kept in memory'. 3 to poor of St PCG, d. in bread at funeral 60
1670
Joshuah Oldfield gardiner married bequest to Mr Caughton the minister 20s, and all servants 0
1670
William Cooke
married 'aged and infirm'. Wife's jointure much reduced by 'the fire which lately happened in London'; poor of Lare and Welferd 40s each. Bornin Lare, Leics. 'all to be paid within two yeares next after my decease or sooner if my debts can be so soone satisfied 40
1670
Alice Palmer
widow unto 'little Ned Pasmore my Grandchilde' 0
1670
Isabell Gunne
widow 20 on funeral 0
1670
Mary Allnutt
widow Refs to 'great grandchildren'. Memo: my desire and will.. Mr Jonas Clayton and Margaret.. his wife be Overseers .. and to take care of my poore Grand children which they have now in keeping. Inventories of goods bequeathed attached. 0
1670
Thomas Gennoway

'see me well buried' 0
1670
William Kendall bricklayer married [mentions 4 brothers and 4 sisters in will] 0
1670
Elizabeth Russell
widow 20 on funeral. 'to bee distributed amongst the poore Tenn dozen of two penny loaves' 20
1670
Jacob Gutter
[single] [left a half shop in New Exchange] 0
1670
Thomas Seele victualler
left a house fronting Pall Mall 'not fully built' 0
1670
Edward Barker coachman [widower] Coach to grandchild, 'green velvett coach and harnesses' 6 browne bay horses and license. 0
1671
James Halliwell cooke married rent of dwelling 'forehouse' at 30 per year 0
1671
William Harrison victualler [widower] some mourning rings bequeathed 0
1671
Burrage Salter the elder bricklayer married Much property specified 0
1671
Thomas Porter Blacksmith
had built houses near Haymarket. mourning gifts bequeathed. 0
1671
Mary Bridges widow of Henry widow spoke to Jane Hambleton 'then present in the room with her' 0
1671
Sarah James
widow b. St Giles Fields, next to daughter. 0
1671
Sarah Pierce
widow land at Knightsbridge in parish of Kensington. Poor of parish of SMF 20s to be disposed of by executors 20
1671
Mary Morcott
widow gravestone with epitaph to husband and all wives placed over husband's grave in St Pauls. 0
1671
Mathias Ring [King?] citizen and plumber married wife: Pentecost 'Ring'; dwelling house in Strand 'parte whereof is in the occupation of Mrs Chapman' (591), 5 to poor of STMF 'to be distributed according to the discretion of the Overseers of the poore then in being'. Much property left. 100
1671
Johnathan Senior milliner married Many weapons left. 25 'in gloves, wyne and other things according to the discretion of my Ex.. for Funerall Charges & expences' 0
1671
Richard Tomlinson
[single] long list of people having gloves, incl. six men ''who I desire should carry me to the Church' 0
1671
Richard Smith clerke to Mr Francis Blake of SPCG
I give unto Mr George Corkin five pounds and likewise five pounds unto the poore of the Church of which hee is Paster. [dissenter?] 0
1672
William Wheeler coleporter married 'weak in body by reason of age' 0
1672
John Rawlings coachman married 'unto such necessited poor people as my Exor shall thinke fitt .. 40s'. Left coaches and horses. 40
1672
William Deakon the elder coachman married son got 12d, d. 20s and no more because of ' the undutifullness they have showne towards me from time to time' 0
1672
Elizabeth Peppitt
widow 20 funeral costs. Long preamble re. soul. Poor of parish of STMF 20s 'to be distributed amongst them according to the discretion of my Exors'. Mourning rings. 20
1672
George Harris yeoman
to the poore of SMF .. 20s, poor of CW, 20s; minister that preacheth my funerall sermon, 20s 20
1672
Adriana Wells
widow NO PROBATE 0
1672
Sarah Bayly servant spinster includes unpaid wages and debts 0
1672
Edward Hinckley victualler [single] 1s bequest to all relatives if they ask. Estate to his female servant. 0
1672
Alice Phillipps
widow beq. goods marked with letter 0
1672
Joane Corker
widow 'old weareing cloathes .. I give unto Susanne White whoe lookes to me'. Lived in one room. 0
1672
Sarah Brace
widow NO PROBATE. 0
1672
William Mitchener coachman
3 should be diposed of by 'my Exors wife, Mrs Margarett Haskins' 'amongst Foure poore of the parish of St Martins.. as to her shall seem fitt and convenient' 60
1672
Anne Becks wid of Wm Becks, hackneycoachman, late of SMF widow b. next to husband in Marybone. 'unto twenty poore widdows twelve pence a peice tenn whereof shall bee of Marybone and of the parish of St Martins in the feilds' [might have meant 10 from both parishes] 10
1672
Nicholas Gulick Not "given" [bequests to men in Middle Temple] widdower 'unto such poore of the parish of STMF as my two Exors shall judge best to bestow itt on' 10. And 10 to 'such prisoners as my two Exors shall thinke fittest to bestow it on'. 15 maximum burial costs specified. 200
1673
Robert Duke
married [RD a SMF ratepayer 1671] 0
1673
Elizabeth White [servant to 'my ever Honored Lady, R.Hon, Dowthy Councellor] spinster burial 20. to 'Nurse Bush ten pounds'. To poor of the parish where I shall be buried 5. Gents d. 100
1673
Henry Bridges cordwayner married 'the small estate which God hath given me in this world' 0
1673
Susanna Rigle widow of John R. of Coleman street, London widow d. Elizabeth Kneebone of James St, Covent Garden, Ex. Son in law and grandson both called Gilbert Kneebone. 0
1673
John White farryer [widower] considerable property investment locally. 0
1673
Mary Graverson
spinster 'being moved to to give her brother something she replied her brother had enough' 0
1673
Mary Middlemore
spinster 'I desire that tenn pounds may be given according to my directions left with Mr Moore Mr Hoult Mr Froman unto tenn poore men of which number I desire that Mr Route may bee one who lodgeth now at my Lord Arundel's house in the feilds'. 200
1673
Sarah Brather
widow 'I give to the Widdow Kirby who lives in a Sellar at Mr Bullys house' 10s 0
1673
John Brather cloathdrawer married bequeaths his mourning rings 0
1673
Elizabeth Juniper
widow 20 for funer al expenses. Fourty dozen of bread to the poor of St Martins.. 40
1673
Margaret Tewley relict of Thomas widow 'to four of the most necessitous widdowes in the said parish .. 5s each .. 'to be distributed to them by the Overseers of the said parish' 20
1674
Alexander Morrison gentleman [schoolmaster]
20 on funeral. 'Whereas there isdue to me from parents and others for teaching their Children one hundred & nine pounds ninteen shillings..'. Bequ. a debt to the 'Scotch Corporacon' 0
1674
Jervas Pigg
[single] late of Beuchap, county of Derby. lying and boarding in house of Mr Roger Higdon. 0
1674
Francis Gavell gardner married 'in case it shall happen that my Mother Mary Gavell doe depart from my now wife Margarett G. soe that they doe not live together' .. beq. 5 0
1674
Rowland Hunt

20 beq. to Mrs Hulk for 'lodging and diet I had at her house since my being there'. Bequeathed a cow, sword and horse..? 0
1674
Jane Marshall
widow estate to Rich. Stubbing of St Brides, London, feltmaker guardian to children: 'that he may be the better enabled to performe my said ..[will].. my desire is he carry on the trade or employment I now use in the Cellar wherein I dwell which I hold by lease 0
1674
Mary Voux [Vox][Vaux?]

10 'to poor friends amongst the people of God called quakars'. Testified by Thomas Burkenwoad of St Martins. Thos. Leigh of St Clement Danes, gent. 0
1674
Sarah Robins
widow d. in parish of St Giles in the Fields. 0
1674
Christopher Knight innholder [single] John Knight nephew, turner, to pay out of property 'unto the dumbe son of my said sister Day six pounds a yeare dureing his naturall life.. [Rumsey, Hants] 0
1674
Thomas Dimbleby haberdasher married b. in old churchyard, 'neere the end of the schoole house whre my sonn Thomas was buried'. 40s 'to buy bread for the poor of St Martins parish'. 10 on funeral. 40
1674
Robert Osbaldston milliner [single] 5 pounds on funeral only. 0
1674
Margaret Redman
widow Odd opening to will. 0
1674
Ellinor Goodwin
spinster Late of the parish of St Martin, 'but at Stepney' 0
1674
Isaac Saffell mealman married testator died before will could be signed. 0
1675
Robert Harrison [servant] single 20 to bury me with six Batchelors with scarfes and gloves' 0
1675
Mary Tomlinson
spinster funeral costs not more than 10. 0
1675
Frances Bunworth
spinster 'goods in my shoppe' 0
1675
Abell Hutchinson salter
gives man 'Morris my black mare in Tuttle fields' 0
1675
Angell Morton chyrurgeon's second mate of Ship Surat Merchant [widower] b. at sea. 0
1675
William Sharpe grocer married 12 houses in the Round Rundles, par. StM., with named occupants. 0
1675
Elizabeth Sermon
widow 20 or more for funeral expenses. 5s each to 'James Butler, coachman, Katherine Hide,widow, Mary Lord, widow, Wideow Gerrard, widow Knight and widow Kent' 0
1675
Ursula Morris Mrs [single] late of Isleworth. 0
1675
Thomas Frith coachman married 40s to poor of Danne parish, Kent; to the poore of SMF 40s ' to bee disposed by my good friend Robert Hayes'. Paid 'immediately after my Body be interred' 40
1675
Mary Jefford
widow 'beeing in a very sicke and weacke condition and in consideration of the great expence in severall sumes of money in this time of my long and tedious (of God Allmightyes) affliction upon me..' Overplus of estate to poor of parish where she dies, if any. 0
1675
Edward Ireland gunmaker married b. in churchyard of Kedbourne. 0
1675
Alice Johnson
widow gives to sister's son 'one chain and peeice of gold which was given mee by his Majesty for the Evill' 0
1675
Anne Carstenson
[widow] b. in parish church 'by my dear daughter'. To poor of parish where I shall be buried 5. To poor of Dutch Church 10. To Mrs Peteers a poore widdow in Kent 40s. beq. included East India Cabinett, furniture of 'my lodging chamber' 100
1675
John Wolfe citizen and chirurgion married [parish not given but rated in 1671 in St Martins] 0
1675
John Lindsey citizen and vintner
b. in the 'greene churchyard .. neare to the place where my late wife and other my children have been interred' 0
1675
Elizabeth Druery
widow b. in parish church 'as neare as conveniently may bee to the vestry dore belonging to the said parish Church'. 0
1675
Anne Reddish
widow many small bequests and rings 'in remembrance of me' 0
1675
Anne Pell
spinster to my worthy friend Mr Sanger 'Preacher of the Holy word of God' 5; to 10 'poore indigent people of pious conversation such as my Executors shall thincke fitt' 20s each. Parents executors. 200
1675
John Atkinson gentleman married long list of goods in house, looks like an entire inventory. 0
1676
Elizabeth Trimingham [beq. 'my wares and shopp and stocke of goods'] widow b. parish church of Christchurch London 'in the same grave or as neare my husband as possibly may bee'. to the poor of SMF 20s, poor of Christchurch 20s 'to be paid to the Churchwardens or Overseers of the poore.. within two dayes next after my decease'. 20
1676
William Cox bricklayer married Wife to 'maintaine in diett and Lodging my father in Law Thomas Ward during his life' 0
1676
Elizabeth Coleman
[single] 'house and garden where I now live' beq. lease. 0
1676
Anne Buckthorpe [servant to Hildeyard family] spinster 'being asked by two of her young Mistrises that were in the Roome', 'gloves to all the servants in the house' 0
1676
Gamaliel Gimston cordwainer married b. in St Martins 'ould church yard' 0
1676
Jane Winter
widow 'I give 40s to the poore of the parish of St Martins' 40
1676
Sarah White
widow b. in or near to grave of mother in parish church of St Clement Danes. 0
1676
Raphaell Courtville gentleman married body buried 'according to the forme of the Church of England' . Witnesses included one Jonathan Dryden and Will Peeres [possibly an actor of that name?] 0
1676
John Mose victualler married Large number of houses owned in naked boy court, in Piccadilly, and elsewhere. 40s distributed amongst 'unto all such presons as beare the name of Mose within the towne of Buckingham'
1676
John Rouse gentleman
20 on funeral. 5 to widow Stradling, John Goodlad 'living about St James Market 5' 0
1676
Godfrey Norris innholder [siingle] 'I give to be distributed amongst the necessitated person of the mens meetings called Quakers' 20; 20 ' more to be distributed amongst the necessitated person of the womens meetings called Quakers'; poor of Liddington b. place, 40s to poor widows 0
1676
Richard Clayton citizen and larrimore [widower] I doe give unto the poor of the parish of St Martin in the Feilds wherein I have been an antient Inhabitant' 5 100
1676
William Wallter coachman married 'I give and bequeath the sume of twenty shillings to be disposed of as I have directed my Executrix' [bequest to the poor?] 0
1676
Samuel Hopkins the elder grocer married b. interred in New Churchyard of STMF. To poor of STMF 20s. Funeral max of 5. 20
1676
Edward Salkeild gentleman married 10 on funeral 0
1676
Mary Benskins
widow 'gave Mrs Sarah Brarer her Landlady a Laced Apron' 0
1676
Henry Campleshon gentleman married References to 'goldsmiths and commonly called Bankers of London' 0
1676
Henry Walker victualler married 'to receive the Beatifficall Blisse to be pronounced to all those that truely trust in the Lord.' 0
1676
Richard Townsend
married 'sayd Neighbours I give all that I have in the world to my wife' 0
1677
Alice Stedman
widow son in law Thos Ball and wife to take 'the full sole care and creditt of my grandchild Michael Stedman that he may be brought upp in the feare of God and to put him to a Trade which may be most convenient for him' 0
1677
Horatio Hickman gentleman married son beq. 'my large Bible' 0
1677
Joseph Dalton coachman [single] ex. a blacksmith to whom he owed 16 14s 3d on a bond.. and to cover all other debts 0
1677
Mary Stone wid of Simon S. widow no rel. preamble. Huge list of bequests of money and goods. 'and to the parish of St Martins .. one hundred pounds and to be disposed of in manner and forme as my Ex shall thinke most fitt. [poor not specifically mentioned]. 2000
1677
William Ballet
married Overseers were Docter Dowde and Mr Edward Leake, both' chaplinns to the Duke of Yorke'. Very short will preamble: 'I bequeath my soule to God that gave it and my body to rest in the grave in hopes of a happy resurrection'.[Catholic?] 0
1678
Dorothy Owen
widow Lodging in the house of John Hind, Black Dog, SMLane 'where she had inhabited for a bout seaven monthes before her death' 0
1678
Robert Bolton
bachelor 4 for funeral 0
1678
Elizabeth Clerke
spinster servant Mary Serle gets 200, linen and wearing apparel 0
1678
William Hand carpenter married Enjoins wife to 'bee both kind and carefall in the education and bringing upp of my said children' 0
1678
Phillip Lipscombe taylor married 20 on funeral expenses, unspecified mourning and 'gloves to all my friends'. One chamber in house (left to son) reserved for wife, for 6 months rent free. 0
1678
Joseph Brinkelet yeoman single [includes personal testimony of two witnesses] 0
1678
Ann Nisbitt
widow b. in par. church, 'in the Grave of my late Deare husband Henry Nesbit decd was interred' 0
1678
William Ayliffe citizen & joiner married b. 'under the Seate in the parish Church of SMF..and to have the attendance of such of my ancient neighbours as my Ex. shall think fitt' 0
1678
Jane Bayly not given widow b. in Covent Garden churchyard 'under the Bellfory by my sonne Francis Birkby'. 0
1678
Robert Noakes blacksmith married 'Anvile and Bellowes' beq. to current app. 'in my Middle Shopp'. To poor, 20s 'to bee disposed amongst them, according as my said wife shall think fit' 20
1678
Nicholas Le Comte gentleman
'and as for the good things of this life which it hath pleased God to bestow upon mee'. Poore of French Church of City of London, 10, to Fr. Ch. of Savoy, 5. poor of SMF 5. Two French children 5 each for setting to trade, one .. Leonard at Mr Tandin's 100
1678
Josias Feilding victualler married wife 'now visited with sickness'. Lived at Sign of Green Dragon 0
1679
Thomas Laycock gentleman married aged about 59. body 'privately and desently buryed' 0
1679
Elianor Dutton
widow 'a Tub of butter to be sold'; Mrs Barwell 'my now Landlady'; 'to my present Nurse' 0
1679
Ralph Fuller baker widower died in house 'where hee had lived and dwelt for about Eight or nine yeares next before his death' 'sick or indisposed by reason of a Dropsey then upon him which hee had laboured under for aboute eight or nine monthes'.. sent a boy 'Hugh Eeles' he kept.. 0
1679
Cornelia Boninga
widow to poore of Dutch church in City of London 5. 0
1679
Anne Ireland
widow 40s ' to be distributed by my said daughters Sarah Watts and Anne Salisbury amongst so many poore widows and poore housekeepers my Neighbours within the said parish as they shall think fit' 40
1679
Henery Mason citizen & leather seller widower Unique preamble. 'to interr my bodie in the grave of my wife after my decease' 0
1679
Jonathan Holroyd gentleman
3 to 'severall poore people'. Aged 50, body 'to be very privately and desently to be buryed' in churchyard of STMF, 'and to have as few Company as possible may be besides the bearers minester and church officers and to have it prettie late at night' 60
1679
Ellen Taylor
widow b. in St Martins parish 'wherein I doe now live'. Property in Reading. 'I doe desier that this my last will and testamt be kept by Jenett Taylor till after my desease and Buryall' 0
1679
Jane Bissill
widow I desire to be buried in that place and among those people unto whom I did lately resort. 'unto Eight poore Widows belonging unto the abovesaid Congregation'' 5s each, and 18d each 'to all the other Penconers thereof' 0
1679
Burrage Salter bricklayer married clause to avoide 'if any of my said Children shall bee abused or misused' 0
1679
Ann Stanesby
widow 10 on funeral 0
1679
William Toplis
[widower] Beq. wife's clothes. 0
1679
George Thompson
[single] now lying very sick in the Hospital of St Bartholomew the Less, London. 0
1679
William Browne howsekeeper [single] b. in churchyard of St Giles in Fields. Later testimony that will written at 11 o'clock at night on 20th Feb. 0
1679
Ellinor Evins Many beq. to ministers and their widows, other reversion beq widow 'beq 'to a Man and his wife, whoe pretend to be some Kinn to mee' 1s each. Poor of St Brides: 50s; St Dunstans, Fleet St: 50s; St Clement D: 50s; St Giles F: 50s; St Martins: 5 ''equally divided amongst them'; Christ Church Hosp: 10; Staffs 5. 100
1679
James Linke chimney sweeper married wife Polixina to maintain and educate two children Richard and Mary, [and child she nows goes with] 0
1679
Ralph Wyat
married Estates in Ireland and Barbados. Short handwritten will. Beq. to 'reputed doughter Margrit Shafild 20s to by her a ring'. [In rate books for SMF] 0
1680
Jacob Keneigh gentleman married lately built two brick tenements on northside of Exeter St, SPCG. Sons to be obedient to wife. 0
1680
Katherine Killygrew
spinster to the poor prisnors in the prison at Wesmister 10 0
1680
Robert Prichard gentleman widower b. in par. of SPCG 'where my late deare wife lyes'. Leaves books 'to be equally devided in value by Mr Bently or any other Bookeseller'. Poor of STP 10. Middlewich , birthplace; Bostock 'where I was bred'. 5 each 'to be sent them downe' 200
1680
Richard Price victualler [widower] Overseers given 'buck-skinn' gloves 0
1680
Thomas Porter esquire married son to be Ex and 'deliver over to his care my deare wife' 0
1680
John Fisher blacksmith married to wife Mary 'you shall have what I have and take all & pay all: Mary, who should I leave it to but to thee? I am sorry I can leave thee no better' [Or used words to the like effect in the presence of credible witnesses' 0
1680
Jevesen Deane [physician?]
b. in St M. Church.. beq to son Peirsifall Deane inc. 'all my phisicall books'. [Rate books named Jerardus in 1671] 0
1680
James Caton vintner married One guinea peece of gold beq. to Mr Hopkins of StPaul, lectuerer, 'to preach a funerall sermon' 0
1680
James Vaughan

Forgave one Mrs Theodosia Hatton 400 out of 500 debt 'judgement .. against her in the Kings Bench at Westminster'. Funeral not above 5. Poor of parish where buried 20s 20
1680
Anne Pease
widow 'six persons shall hold my Pall and that each of them shall have a ring' of 10s, pair of gloves of 2s & 'mourning hatbands'. To poor 50s 'to be bestowed in bread' 50
1680
John Uffman bodiesmaker married ref. to house and shop. 0
1680
Deborah Chambers embroiderer [from will] widow to d. (she had sons too) 'all my stock of worke and all materialls whatsoever belonging to the trade of an Embroiderer and all sume & sumes of money due or owing unto me for or concerning the said trade' and app. Joane Newell remaining term. 0
1680
Francis Loveden
[single] b. in chyd, Dr Lloyd to 'preach my funerall sermon' and 20s for pains. 'A gravestone layd on my grave'. to poor of SMF 40s 'worth of bread to be distributed amongst them and I desire Mr Sexton may bee the baker to make it'. gloves to all Bloomsbury tents 40
1685
Elizabeth Morrice
widow Rebeccah Gresham 'my landlady's daughter' a silver cup. 0
1685
Frances Mawson w. of Humphrey Mawson, cit & leathersell wife buried in decent and christian manner (without given any almes or mourninge to any one) in Coulsdons Churchyard , as neere as possible .. to my uncle Tymothy Lord' 0
1685
William Morrice baker married poore people of St James 20s 'to be layd out for bread adn to be given unto them at the time of my buriall' with discretion of Ex & Chw and Ov 20
1685
Abigail Neale
widow [Founder of Shadwell parish?, ie. Thos widow?] 0
1685
Margery Roberry
widow re. Mr Morgan Price of the queen's guard 'for his wife I never was I take God to witness' 0
1685
Edward Whitefoot gentleman married 50 on funeral. To poor of parish 5. 100
1685
Thomas Roberts yeoman
best suite of apparell given to father Thos. R 'provided my said father shall come up to dwell with my Executor at London' (Henry R, St Bart. the Great, cit & cooper) 0
1685
Thomas Scrivenor coachman [widower] Inventory attached to will. Incs 5 horses and 2 coaches 0
1685
Lott Stalleng gardiner married being 'aged crasy sick & weak in body'. beq. 'gardenware stock & crop' 0
1685
Magdalena Skinner (nee Arias) w. of Thomas S. trans. out of Dutch married [long complaint v. sons by former marriage] give for each of them 1s. to such poor person 'as after my decease shall pray to God that he be pleased to look downe with mercy on such of them as then shall be liveing as I now pray for them' 2
1685
John Maukes gentleman married To poor of St Paul Covent Garden, 'wherein I lately dwelt' 5 dsposed of by Dean Patrick and Churchwardens. Buried in church of SPCG 'as neare to the seate there wherein I did usually sitt in the North Isle' 0
1685
Daniel Tripier jeweller trans. out of French
to poor of French church of the Savoy, 5 0
1685
Elizabeth Smith
widow residue to married d. 'to and for her owne sole use maintenance adn benefitt' 0
1685
Francis Ripan
bachelor trans. from French 0
1685
Anne Hunt
widow to the poor of the parishwherein I shall happen to dye.. 20s in bread. Dwelling with Humphrey Webb. 20
1685
Mary Hind
widow lodging with William Allen, 'for above 7 yeares'. Legacies 'noted down by .. Mr Riches in his Almanacke .. for the better memory thereof' 0
1685
Elizabeth Harding
married b. church of St James Garlickhithe. 50 funeral. Poor of St James G, 5, poor of parish ..where.. an Inhabitant at the time of my death ?[5]Christ's Hosp. 5 if convenient number of boys attend funeral.., four poor widows 10s each on approval of ex 100
1685
Jane Hawkins
widow witnessed by illiterate Mary Lowe and Jane Ducker 0
1685
Elizabeth Gibbs
spinster Ex. to see me buried 0
1685
Margaret Griffiths

lived in one room. List of small bequests of mostly clothing. Includes: 'an old gowne to the poore woman in Holborne' 0
1685
John Eason
married much local property with rents and occupiers given. JE's house included 'a coopers shop' and '2 large Rag shades'. Rented dwelling to mother and step father nearby. 0
1685
Nicholas Ditch oyleman [widower] children to be brought up and educated 'in the Protestant Religion as it is now established' 0
1685
Gabriell Dallemaine gentleman
French legatees, incl. 'Prince Phillip' 0
1685 Sir Edward Cooper knight
b. in cloyster of St Mich. Cornhill near to father and mother. To poor of parish where I shall be buried 10, 100 for tomb or monument .. for me.. 0
1685
John Chastein chirurgeon
references to lands in France, French witnesses 0
1685
Elizabeth Vasall
widow sister to look after son, Edmund Bell, 46, Not. Pub., deposed. 0
1685
John Bickerstaff gentleman widower b. next to wife in churchyard 0
1685
Thomas Elliott yeoman [servant] [single] one guinea to 'my present nurse Mary Deane wife of John D. of STM, bricklayer. 6 on funeral. 0
1686
Susanna Shoare w. of Matthias, gent. wife beq. property devised from a former marriage 0
1686
Elizabeth Maydston
widow b. in chyard of St Martins near to husband 0
1686
Anne Upton
widow b. in p. church of Faversham, Kent, 'neere to my Dear husband'. beq. mentions 'Books' 0
1686
Thomas Tonge grocer married 20 funeral 0
1686
Thomas Tucker hackney coachman married 5 to buy his grandchildren clothes. 0
1686
Ann Stonlack
spinster b. 'church of St Mary le Bone... within the Great Doore over against the Third or fourth Pew on the Left hand in the said church' 40
1686
Mary Read
widow 20s to 'the poor widows who constantly frequent divine service in the parish church of Stevenage, at the discretion of my Ex. 0
1686
Mary Peacock
widow b. churchyard of SMF near to h. Mr Henry Peacock. Goods beq. now in 'my lodgings in Green Street'. husband owed money by Treasury Office & Great Wardrobe 0
1686
Daniell Bill pipemaker married includes beq. to pay his mother a quarterly payment of 5s (ie. 20s per year) for life. 0
1686
Thomas Moody cordwinder
son in law 'threatening speeches' if disturb Ex then 1s only to wife Mary 0
1686
William Pratt bricklayer [widower] b. churchyard of St Paul CG, as neere to my late wife as may bee 0
1686
Francis Lesseman sidermercht [widower] lands in Hereford. 0
1686
John Cunningham cordwainer married sisters in Scotland (b. in Covent Garden) 0
1686
Edward Bevin waterman [single] humble bequests, ie. to Nicholas Child and Thos. Fennell 'an old hatt' each 0
1686
Phillip Barnett apothecary married to poor of St Martins 40s 40
1686
Mary Butler
widow witnesses give their addresses 0
1686
William Norton chandler married mentions two children 'both infants' 0
1686
George Coale gentleman [servant] [single] b. near to mother 0
1686
Robert Lloyd gentleman
beq. to wife for 'maintenance of and educacon of my three helpless children being all of them very younge. I doe not question but my deare father will doe what he can for my most intirely beloved child & eldest d. Mary' [rest with wife] 0
1686
Mary Cooke
widow long list of small beq. inc. 'spleen pot' 'burial ring' 40
1686
Edward Houlton coachman married dwells with b. 'Henry Bedle' 0
1686
John Knight gentleman married late of St James, now of Kensington 0
1686
Julian Lermineur

trans. out of French 0
1686
Robert Clough
married b. in 'some adjaceant country churchyard without any funerall pomp'. Shop in New Exchange. Children to lose portions if they prove 'disobedient, undutiful, lewd in their conversation not serveing God in the true Prot. Religion now Established.. 0
1687
Margaret White
widow b. in 'parish church' thought fit. Four trustees appt. for overseers of will. 'wellbeloved friends and neighbours' 0
1687
Richard Matthews victualler married estate in Gloucs. Repeated in next roll. 0
1687
Charles Ware poulterer married to 'deare & loveing father Matthias W'50 'as a legacy of my Duty & Love towards his support & maintenance in his Old Age', if dead to mother 'for & towards her maintenance & support' 0
1687
Mary Sedley
widow b. in parish church. rings beq. to Mr Ashfeild & wife 'in whose house I now lodge' 0
1687
William Presly citizen & plumber married wife 'shall have the Education of my said children during their minoritye in case shee so long continue sole, & ummarryed'. poore of STMF 3 'paid for their use to the Overseers of the said parish' 60
1687
James Oldfield gardiner married 'have directed her what I would have done Shee beeing a deare and loveing wife to me' 0
1687
Leonard Auldridge clockmaker married b. 'in such place as I have appoynted' 0
1687
Jeffery Ayleworth gentleman [widower] eldest d. lives with 'brother' in Oxfordshire 0
1687
Richard Cooke bricklayer
refs. to disputed bond with Wm Buckland, a scrivenor, 'which is my only reason of making this my will' 0
1687
Ignatius Dickenson gentleman [single] b. near my father in Kensington. Rings 'for to weare for my sake' 0
1687
Joyce Maybanke
widow b. churchyard of St Giles F. 0
1687
Rebecca Wiggins
widow b. 'in St Pauls Common Garden' 0
1688
Thomas Lowe gilder married b. in par. of STMF 0
1688
Roger Parke cooke [single] to poor of STMF 5 'disposed & distributed att the discreecon of the Churchwardens'. Beq. include 'the pickture over the chimney' 100
1688
Barnabas Allen milliner
much rural property beq. Huge six sheet will. 0
1688
Charles Sharp [blacksmith?] married beq. 'the great bellows and great Anvill' 0
1688
Christopher Robinson goldsmith [single] rings with 'this motto [Memento mori]' 0
1688
John Henry Maryon gentleman [single] board and lodgings with sister in law. trans. out of French 0
1688
Eusebius Mathew gentleman married 'to all my Men Tennants' 10s each to buy ring 0
1688
Mary Martin
widow 20s to poor 'to be disbrituted amongst them as my Ex .. shall thnk fitt. Beq. 'the Angell piece of gold wch I usually wore about my neck.. one Lac'd handkerchief wch was never wash'd 20
1688
Mary Lewes wid of John L. widow 20 to Executors 'to bee by them given and disposed to such use and uses as they shall think fitt, and to such person and persons as they shall see convenient' 0
1688
Peter Le Chantre gentleman
'I leave five Guineas in Gold to bee prayd for & twenty shillings I give it to the poore'. Signs 'Pierre'. Relation 'now of STMF' testified to an error in the bequests. 20
1688
Elizabeth James
widow to sell 'my six cows and one horse' 0
1688
Mary Hand widow of Richard H. widow quite a few OCCS given 0
1688
Esperance Danian
widow b. in par. church of STMF 'as neer as can conveniently bee by the Bodies of my late Husbands whoe lye there Interred..' 0
1688
Margaret Biggs
widow will's only clause to ensure decent burial. Wit: Dorothy Noke, Barbara Day 0
1688
Margaret Bourne
[single] b. churchyard in SPG 'as neare my late deare father Thomas B as conveniently may be'. 10s to poore, 'twenty poore decayed housekeepers' a 'six peny loafe of bread' of both SM & SPCG 10
1688
Isaack Montagu gunsmith married 'being somewhat aged' 0
1688
Peter De Laine gentleman married v. personal pious death centred preamble. More a prayer than a will 0
1688
Susanna Dobson
widow Will designed to provide and maintain her only d. 0
1688
Penelope Fettyplace
widow b. in par. church 'as neare my Sister as may be'. Poor of Covent garden parish 40s. Ref. to trunk. 40
1688
Lancelot Harwood gent, servt E. Bedford 'lord and master' single b. par. church. 0
1688
Susanne Truchet Trans. out of French
20 crowns (5s?)'to the poore of the church' 100
1695
William Palmer tailer married b. next to first wife in SMF 0
1695
Thomas Stoaks cordwainer married OCCS 0
1695
Robert Lered mealman married OCCS 0
1695
Mary Reeves
widow beq. 'my Black Cloathe I Ware every day' 0
1695
Mary Lawrence
widow includes two cows, 'one called Cherry and the other called Mall 0
1695
Gertrude Leech
widow 'Barbara the milkwoman' 40
1695
Mary Anne Lonnard

trans. out of French 0
1695
Nicholas Ladd mariner married on a proforma form 0
1695
John Rodery coachman to the RHon. Lady Villers
mentions fellow servants to Lord [and Lady] Villers 0
1695
Elizabeth Okes servant to Sir Phillip Meadows [aged 70] single in form of a letter to mother, two deponent's testimonies included. Includes reference to 'that poor kinswoman which came to see you... for she sent to mee to borrow muny and I refused..' [agonising letter] 0
1695
Jane King
widow bequests inc. 'one copper pott to boyle meate in' 0
1695
Anne Renou

ref. to reformed religion & refugee status 0
1695
John Tomasi shoemaker married trans out of French 0
1695
Issac Valete

reversionary beq. only: 'and if there doth not remaines much you must give it to the Poor'. 0
1695
Thomas Stroud glazier married 'funeralls of body be such as shall beseem a Christian' 0
1695
Alice Nistone
widow to the poore of SMF.. 40s to be given to such poore people as the said ... friend and Executor.. shall thinke fitt 40
1695
Henry French
[widower] [very short: illiterate testator] 0
1695
John Meacock citizen & pavior married Stable and coachouse and two rooms, dimensions given. 20s pa. Residue of estate to wife, 'hopeing she well be kind to my poor Relations' 0
1695
Peter de la Fous milliner married [includes testament as to veracity from two ind. who visited him in his sickness] trans. out of French 0
1695
John Curd butcher married Long list of legacies which look like debt repayments to chapmen, graziers, kidders etc. Wife's to take priority 0
1695
Robert Broad glassgrinder
OCCS 0
1695
Judith Belin
spinster trans. out of Frence 0
1695
Henry Browne Doctor in Physick married OCCS 0
1695
William Bramley
[single] [ref. to one end of a Chair which Thomas Hoft works - sedan chair man?] 0
1695
Thomas Butler gentleman
unto the poor of the parish of St Anne... twenty dozen of two pency Loaves to be disposed and given at the discretion of my d. OCCS. ref. to fishing cane and tackell. 40
1695
Thomas Barrow coachman [single] OCCS 0
1695
John Bourk gentleman married to the poore of the parish of St James .. 5 to be paid within six months next after my decease.. distributed as Ex. thinks fit. OCCS. 100
1695
Ruth Fewell [hackneycoach woman] widow Hackney coach licence 174 bequeathed 0
1695
Mary Hustler
widow to the poor of the parish of St Martins in the fields five pounds 100
1696 Mrs Elizabeth Bastin
widow unto the poore of the ... St Martins .. twenty dozen of bread. 20
1696
Thomas Litchfield baker married Wife Mary signed probate to effect 'that I am one of the Dissenters comonly called Quakers' 0
1696
William Kemp victualler
20 on funeral 0
1696
Elizabeth Jones gentilewoman
and to the pore 40s 40
1696
Thomas Hooper gentleman
after d. of wife, 10s pa. to the poore of STPCG for ever to bay them bread and to be distributed ... Feast of St Thomas Apostle by CW and OV.. by Thos Minchin and heirs for ever 10
1696
Mary Gooderidge
widow hackney coach licence 143 bequeathed 0
1696
Thomas Dore victualler
kinswoman Jane Hodkinson 'now dwells with mee' 0
1696
Sarah Long
widow good description of deathbed, lodger 0
1696
Mary Chicot

to the poore of the French Refugees of the Church of Newport Market whereof I am a member .. 20s dist. by the ministers. trans. out of French 0
1696
James Badiffe
married reversionary: depedent on a recall of Fr. Prots. beq. to 200 livres to be taken out of estate 0
1696 Lady Lousia de Forain Regne

'interred in old Soho Church, were the French Refugeed protestants doe meete in this City of London by vertue of the Letters Pattents..' 0
1696
Daniell Marchand
married trans. out of French 0
1696
Elizabeth Newman
widow houses in Grafton Street. OCCS. 0
1696
Anne Newell
widow 'Goods in my Roome' 0
1696
Joane Oldfeild
widow much property specified. To be buried neare to late husband in STMF churchyard. 0
1696
Alice Bursell
widow b. near grave of Henry P. in Buckingham 0
1696
Alice Sibly
widow Dependent on debt repayment. Money to be paid until total debt of 57 16s is in. 20s a year 'to such poore lame and blind people as my Extor shall think objects of charity' 20
1696
Thomas Travis gentleman
b. in church. 20 for funeral. 5 to be distributed amongst the Poore of the parish of StJ according to discretion of cousin Mr Robt Hodgson scrivenor 100
1696
Margaret Whitecroaft
widow unto son Richard Boddingham 'my last husbands picture' 0
1706
Willam Hall gentleman
poor of Newbery,Berks, 5, to most 'necessitated' chosen by overseers and churchwardens 200
1706
Robert Whitfield cardmaker married [mentions Richard Bisle, pawnbroker, son-in-law] 0
1706
Elizabeth Anne Lacombe Fourace
married to poor French refugees of city of London 25, 15 to Committee for distribution, 10 distributed by husb. 'to whose whome he shall judgt worthy of charity. 0
1707
Abigaill Cragg
spinster unto the poor of the parish wherein I shall happen to dye ...20s 20
1707
Renata Jollan de Malagnet

vestry of Fr church of Savoy 20 for the use of their poore, Fr Church of Berwick St, 20 for poore, body in Church called 'new patent'.. to poor of that church 8 0
1707
Elizabeth Bevnier
widow trans. out of French, native of parish 0
1707
Rebbecca Short
widow 'my hackney coach lycense (no. 206) and the proffitts and income thereof...' 'coaches and horses' to be sold 0
1707
Anna Maria Reemee
widow unto the poore 5 ... to be paid unto such Poore as my Exectors of their discretion shall thinke fitt 100
1707
John Charles distiller [widower] native of France 0
1707
Judith Pearson

'gold ring with her father's hair in' left to a daughter Martha. Very small bequests. 0
1707
Davied True taylor [trans. from french] married I charge my said wife and Executrix to distribute after my decease three pounds sterling in almes to such poore needy as shee shall think fitt,leaving it absolutely at her discretion 60
1707
Ann Grey wid of Sam Grey, taylor, St Anne's widow some detail re. burial, and a few occupations 0
1707
Margaret Griffin
widow 5 unto the Poore of the Parish of St James.. 0
1707
Hannah Goodyeare
widow poore of the parish of Winkfield, Berks, 2, to be distributed by minister or churchwardens... 0
1707
Caesar Gautier
married one of the French refugees 0
1707
Francis Dove tallowchandler
10 to daughter Mary Might 'to bee by her paid and disposed unto and among such persons of the people called Quakers belonging to the Savoy Quarter as she shall think fit' 0
1707
Gideon de Baron de Lamasia Baron married to poor refugees in Dublin. Testator signed last part of will at Braintford, des. as of St Annes at probate. trans. from French 0
1707 Mrs Anne de la Roche

residue of estate to poor of Church of Leicester Fields and of the Tabernacle. Unspecified amount. 0
1707
John Dumont
married to the poore members of my saviour Jesus Christ .. 20s.. to be distributed amongst them 8 dayes after my Funerall .. by wife, trans. French 20
1707
John Caignard
married 50 to Fr Church of Leicester Fields to distribute ther amongst their poore, [conditional on printing of 'my catechize' with some of money, ..give some thereof to all the poore French each one who are here.. 100 to poor of Fr Savoy church, named 3000
1707
Charles Pitts tyresmith
not parish. 'to the poore people belonging to Mr Burgesses meeting house' 20s to be distributed amongst them. Mr B 40s to preach at funeral. 'preacher of the gospel' 0
1708
Rachel Micheau

trans out of French 0
1708 Mr Francis Melandiere Dr in Physick married to the poore protestants 5s. Trans out of French 0
1708 Mr Mark Romagnae
married 10.. to the poore Refugees of the City of Montauban who may be found in London or suburbs.. according to their necessity. Trans. out of French 0
1708
Daniel Rogers joyner
property in trust for maintenance of son 0
1708
Jane Skynner

reversionary only. Any surplus 'to dispose of it to the poore as shee in hir consience shall think fit' 0
1708
Anne Orchard [midwife?] widow beq. 'unto my last Deputy Mrs Cherry one read christening mantle laced with a sliver lace and two suits of christening linnen'. wid of Joseph. 0
1708
Elizabeth Philpott
widow b. 'as near to my late husband Roger Philpott as may be' in the 'old Church Yard of' SMF. 5 to poor of SMF 'to be dist. in Bread' 100
1708
Isaac Perriver

3 to French Church of Rider Court. Testator was blind at reading of will. Trans out of French 0
1708
William Power coffee man
Servant maid Anne Winstone his Ex and beq. unto her all my right title and Interest in the Coffee House wch I now hould from James Teele basketman', in Pell Mell 0
1708 Mr Thomas Piersene chyrurgeon and perwickmaker married 10s to poore Refugee protestants 0
1708
Thomas Skillbeck cutler married 'being ancient and feeble' 0
1708
Magdalen de Touchenber

trans. out of French 0
1708
Anne Marion

Trans. out of French 0
1708
Katherine Williams
widow beq. 'my fether bedd which was lately brought out of the Country and all things belonging to that Bed' 0
1708
Lewisa Groteste Duchesnay

50 'to the poore' according to the prudence of my Adminstrator... Trans. out of French 1000
1708
James Townsend
married [nd., colloquial] barey me at Padinton and carey me in a hars and 3 or 4 Cohes with sum of my naborores and frindes and gife them [wind anufe and drincke].. afore you barey me' 20
1708
Abraham Hallee de Narbouel
married trans. out of French 0
1708
Ann Bellenger
widow Nephew and wife swore to truth of this will, and confirmed it was of SJames Westminster 0
1708
Thomas Bridgman glover married refs to: 'all the Counters, presses, shelves and cutting boards belonging to my trade in my ... dwelling house in the Strand' 0
1708
Mary Corner
widow [my house at the lower end of Hartshorne lane in the place called the Limewharfe in occupation of Susan Flakney and d. Mary w. of Robert Tatton.. to renew at 3 per annum ground rent] 0
1708
Richard Catchlove coachman married re. his hackney coach license number, 555 0
1708
Susan Detton
spinster I give unto the poor of the parish where I shall happen to be buryed 40s 40
1708
Frances Ellis
widow [household stuff in 'my Room'.. in return that the legatee 'take care of my Burying and that it be as Decent as can be Expected for one in my Circumstances...' 0
1708
Jane Howard
widow small gifts and a female friend an exectuor. 0
1708
Renati Grillet
married trans. out of French 0
1708
George More gentleman
detailed list of goods, inc. 'the picture of Mrs Dickinson in the Dining Room' and other pictures and ? miniatures. 0
1708
Morgan Williams
[single] beq. include a life insurance 'pollicey' 0
1708
Thomas Lewis locksmith married b. in Churchyard of St James 0
1708 Mr John Lapro
married to poor French protestants 10s. translated out of French. Born in Rouen, France 0
1708 Mrs Susanne Le moyne als Dupless

trans. out of French. Money to bury 'and to pay the Apothecary' 0
1708
Mary Lee
widow 20 to the poore, such as my Ex. Lora Davis shall find to bee fitt and proper objects' 400
1708
Titus Mounicaist ref. to shop married being now in the parish of Marybone 0
1708
David de Fanchon gentleman [de Fanchaon de la Suardiere]
[trans. of French] 0