Thomas Winchester

     Thomas Winchester married Elizabeth Weekes on 6 January 1763 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Thomas of Wartling.1

Family

Elizabeth Weekes
Marriage*
Thomas Winchester married Elizabeth Weekes on 6 January 1763 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Thomas of Wartling.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Elizabeth Weekes

     Elizabeth Weekes married Thomas Winchester on 6 January 1763 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Thomas of Wartling.1
As of 6 January 1763, her married name was Winchester.

Family

Thomas Winchester
Marriage*
Elizabeth Weekes married Thomas Winchester on 6 January 1763 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Thomas of Wartling.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Winchester

b. 23 March 1766
FatherThomas Winchester
MotherElizabeth Weekes
     John Winchester was baptized on 23 March 1766 at St Mary Magdalene, Wartling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Winchester and Elizabeth Weekes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Winchester

b. 5 March 1769
FatherThomas Winchester
MotherElizabeth Weekes
     Elizabeth Winchester was baptized on 5 March 1769 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Winchester and Elizabeth Weekes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Winchester

b. 26 May 1771
FatherThomas Winchester
MotherElizabeth Weekes
     Sarah Winchester was baptized on 26 May 1771 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Winchester and Elizabeth Weekes.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Hannah Winchester

b. 28 August 1774, d. October 1774
FatherThomas Winchester
MotherElizabeth Weekes
     Hannah Winchester was baptized on 28 August 1774 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Winchester and Elizabeth Weekes.
Hannah Winchester died in October 1774 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
Hannah Winchester was buried on 2 October 1774 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "infant."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Benjamin Wesson

b. circa 1625, d. 1694
MotherGoody (?) d. 1675
     Benjamin Wesson was born circa 1625 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Goody (?)
Benjamin Wesson married Mercy (?) circa 1649 at Sussex, England.
Benjamin Wesson died in 1694 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Benjamin Wesson was buried on 21 March 1694 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "poor old man."1

Family

Mercy (?) b. c 1625, d. 1694
Marriage*
Benjamin Wesson married Mercy (?) circa 1649 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mercy (?)

b. circa 1625, d. 1694
     Mercy (?) was born circa 1625 at Sussex, England.
Mercy (?) married Benjamin Wesson, son of Goody (?), circa 1649 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1649, her married name was Wesson.
Mercy (?) died in 1694 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Mercy (?) was buried on 31 May 1694 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "a poor widow."1

Family

Benjamin Wesson b. c 1625, d. 1694
Marriage*
Mercy (?) married Benjamin Wesson, son of Goody (?), circa 1649 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Wesson

b. 16 February 1676/77
FatherBenjamin Wesson b. 1650, d. 1724
MotherDorothy Crundwell b. 2 Jan 1652/53, d. 1693
     Thomas Wesson was baptized on 16 February 1676/77 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, surname WESTON.1 He was the son of Benjamin Wesson and Dorothy Crundwell.
Thomas Wesson is mentioned in the will of Thomas Crundwell dated 20 April 1693 at Brenchley, Kent, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S924] Will of Thomas Crandwell of Brenchley, Kent, England, made 20 Apr 1693, proved in the Consistory Court of Rochester, 30 Jun 1693. (unknown document ref).

Goody (?)

d. 1675
     Goody (?) died in 1675 at Cottenden, Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Goody (?) was buried on 6 April 1675 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "old Goody mother of Benjamin Weston at Cottenden."1
Cottenden Farmhouse is a Grade II listed building at Ticehurst, Sussex.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S374] Website "British Listed Buildings" (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/) "https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/…."

J Prodger

b. circa 1750
     J Prodger was born circa 1750 at Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth Burgess b. c 1760
Child

George Cornell

b. circa 1765, d. 31 December 1843
     George Cornell was born circa 1765 at Essex, England.
George Cornell married Lydia Noake on 1 June 1794 at Matching, Essex, England, George of Hatfield Broad Oak and Lydia of Matching. Witnesses: Thomas Sapford, William Eve.1
George Cornell was an agricultural labourer. His wife Lydia's death certificate in 1856 states that he was a pig jobber (a pig trader). on 7 June 1841.2,3
On 7 June 1841 George Cornell and Lydia Noake lived at Hurdle End, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England, staying with them is their grandson, William Griffiths age 5 years.2
George Cornell died on 31 December 1843 at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England. He died of bronchitis.4
George Cornell was buried on 6 January 1844 at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England, "age 79 years. Hurdle End, Heath Quarter".
Hurdle End is in Fryer's Lane, Hatfield Heath.5

Family

Lydia Noake b. c 1772, d. 30 Mar 1856
Marriage*
George Cornell married Lydia Noake on 1 June 1794 at Matching, Essex, England, George of Hatfield Broad Oak and Lydia of Matching. Witnesses: Thomas Sapford, William Eve.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S803] Parish Register of Matching, Essex, England, (ERO: D/P 411/1) "D/P 411/1/3."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 330; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Hatfield Broad Oak; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 33; Page: 20; Line: 7; GSU roll: 241368."
  3. [S770] Death certificate of Lydia Cornell, died 30 Mar 1856, registered 31 Mar 1856 in the Registration District of Dunmow, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 4a Page 213).
  4. [S771] Death certificate of George Cornell, died 31 Dec 1843, registered 1 Jan 1844 in the Registration District of Dunmow, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 12 Page 69).
  5. [S374] Website "British Listed Buildings" (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/) "https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/…."

Lydia Noake

b. circa 1772, d. 30 March 1856
     Lydia Noake was born circa 1772 at Essex, England.
Lydia Noake married George Cornell on 1 June 1794 at Matching, Essex, England, George of Hatfield Broad Oak and Lydia of Matching. Witnesses: Thomas Sapford, William Eve.1
As of 1 June 1794, her married name was Cornell.
On 7 June 1841 Lydia Noake and George Cornell lived at Hurdle End, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England, staying with them is their grandson, William Griffiths age 5 years.2
Lydia Noake died on 30 March 1856 at Hurdle End, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England. She died of bronchitis (2 months.)3
Lydia Noake was buried on 5 April 1856 at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England, "age 84 years. Hurdle End, Heath Quarter".
Hurdle End is in Fryer's Lane, Hatfield Heath.4

Family

George Cornell b. c 1765, d. 31 Dec 1843
Marriage*
Lydia Noake married George Cornell on 1 June 1794 at Matching, Essex, England, George of Hatfield Broad Oak and Lydia of Matching. Witnesses: Thomas Sapford, William Eve.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S803] Parish Register of Matching, Essex, England, (ERO: D/P 411/1) "D/P 411/1/3."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 330; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Hatfield Broad Oak; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 33; Page: 20; Line: 7; GSU roll: 241368."
  3. [S770] Death certificate of Lydia Cornell, died 30 Mar 1856, registered 31 Mar 1856 in the Registration District of Dunmow, Essex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 4a Page 213).
  4. [S374] Website "British Listed Buildings" (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/) "https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/…."

Esther Cornell

b. 9 March 1811
FatherGeorge Cornell b. c 1765, d. 31 Dec 1843
MotherLydia Noake b. c 1772, d. 30 Mar 1856
     Esther Cornell was born on 9 March 1811 at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England.1 She was the daughter of George Cornell and Lydia Noake.
Esther Cornell was baptized on 23 July 1815 at Independent, Hatfield Heath, Essex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPWS-VVF : 11 February 2018, Eliza Cornell, 02 Apr 1814); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 587,673."

Harbert Akehurst

b. circa 1560, d. 1614
FatherShepard Akehurst b. c 1530, d. b 1602
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1530, d. 1604
     Harbert Akehurst was born circa 1560 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?)
Harbert Akehurst married Susanna (?) circa 1580 at Sussex, England.
Harbert Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Harbert Akehurst died in 1614 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Harbert Akehurst was buried on 18 January 1614 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "householder."2
Harbert Akehurst left a will made on 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
In the name of god Amen Januarye the xixth Anno Domini 1613 I Harbert Akerste of the parish of Hellinglie - the County of Sussex husbandman being sicke in bodie but of pfecte memorye I prayse god doe appoint and ordeine this my last will and testament in manner and fourme following First I bequeathe my soule into the handes of allmighty god my creator & most mercifull redeemer my body to be buryed in the place of sacred buryall And my goodes I dyspose as followeth First I will to the poore of the parish of hellinglie five shillinges Secondlye my will is so farre as in me lyeth and as will stand with the true Intent of the will & last testament of my naturall mother deceased that the summe of fower score poundes (by her my sayed mother deceased given & bequeathed in her sayed will to fower of my elder chyldren by equal porcions) shall bee by the advise of my overseers Thomas Lancaster my well beloved brother John Akerst of Hasting & Richard Jefferey of Hellingly together with my Executor Susanna my wyfe be dysposed and put out for the same purpose to And the use of the sayed summes I will to my sayed wyfe toward the bringing up of my sayed Childre[N] And if yt happen that anie of my sayed fower first borne Children to die before he or she shall Accomplish the age of two and twenty yeres then my will is that ten poundes of the porcyon of him or hir so Dyeng under the age of two and twenty yeres shall bee remaine & be to Alice my youngest daughter to be payed unto hir when she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeres and the other ten poundes of the porcyon of him or hir so dyeng as abovesaid shall remaine to be equally Devided the other of my sayed Childre[N] then lyving Itm I will and bequeath unto my fower Children harbert John Elizabeth and Thomas to each of them one silver spoone Itm I will unto my y Alice my younger Daughter ten poundes to be payed unto hir when she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeres or at hir daye of marryage whether shall first happen All the Residue of my goodes and Chattells not before willed my Debts & Legacies performed & payed I Doe whollie gyve to Susanna my wyfe whome I make & appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament Provided alwayes that if it shall happen that Susanna my sayed wyfe shall hereafter marrye that then shee and the party with whome she shall marrye shall wt two other sufficient suertyes enter into one [two words scored through] sufficient obligation of six score poundes unto John Akerst of hasting my welbeloved brother John Reaof Ringmer Edward Chattfield of Lyttle horsted & Richard Jeffereye of hellinglye for the payment of the porcyons to my sayed Children this my will bequeathed and gyven or else shall Delyver upp the sayed porcyons into the handes of the sayed John Akerst John Reade Edward Chattfyeld and Richard Jefferey to be by them employed for the most & best advantage & profit of my sayed Childre[N] according to the tenour of this my last will Lastly I appoint & ordeinie overseers of this my last will & testament Thomas Lancaster mynister of godes word my dere brother John Akerst of hasting & Richard Jefferey of hellingly & my will is that without their consent together with my wyfe the sayed summe of fower score poundes gyve[N] unto my sayed fower first borne childre[N] harbert John Elizabeth & Thomas shall not be lent out to anie or any way dysposed In witnes whereof I have set to my hand the daie and yere above written
Wittnesses to this psent will John Howard & Thomas Pepper
Probate (on the reverse): 15th March 1613 [1614] to Susanna Akerst, relict and executrix
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 26 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber)

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His estate was probated on 15 March 1613/14 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Susanna (?) d. 1642
Marriage*
Harbert Akehurst married Susanna (?) circa 1580 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S685] Will of Joan Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1602, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jul 1604. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/12/21).
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).

Susanna (?)

d. 1642
     Susanna (?) married Harbert Akehurst, son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?), circa 1580 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1580, her married name was Akehurst.
Susanna (?) is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Susanna (?) married William Bonnick on 17 October 1615 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, William BONNICKE and Susanna AKHERST, widow.2
Susanna (?) died in 1642 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Susanna (?) was buried on 19 April 1642 at All Saints, Heathfield, Sussex, England, "wife of William."3

Family 1

Harbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
Marriage*
Susanna (?) married Harbert Akehurst, son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?), circa 1580 at Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

William Bonnick b. c 1575, d. 1662
Marriage*
Susanna (?) married William Bonnick on 17 October 1615 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, William BONNICKE and Susanna AKHERST, widow.2 

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Akehurst

b. circa 1588, d. 1614
FatherHarbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
MotherSusanna (?) d. 1642
     Elizabeth Akehurst was born circa 1588 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Harbert Akehurst and Susanna (?)
Elizabeth Akehurst died in 1614 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Elizabeth Akehurst was buried on 22 March 1614 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "daughter of Herbert."2

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Harbert Akehurst

b. circa 1582, d. 1653
FatherHarbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
MotherSusanna (?) d. 1642
     Harbert Akehurst was born circa 1582 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Harbert Akehurst and Susanna (?)
Harbert Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Harbert Akehurst married (?) Bonnick circa 1630 at England.
Harbert Akehurst was a cordwainer in 1653.
Harbert Akehurst died in 1653 at St James Garlickhithe, London, England.
Harbert Akehurst left a will made on 14 July 1653 at London, England.2
Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653
(TNA: PROB 11/229/532)
Made: 17 Jul 1653
Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I Harbert Akehurst Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto Amey Askett widdowe the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind William Pearce halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto Mary Taylor eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens Thomas and John Rosse to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto John Bodell halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Frances Speake the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman Mr John Goodwyn one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman Mr John Akehurst my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother John Akehurst the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother Thomas Akehurst the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law William Bonnicke the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law Josias Bonnick the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe Liddia Bonnick the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind George Bromley the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife Katherine Bromley halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind Anthony Medcalfe the sum[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Harbert Akehurst, Cordwainer of London, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](TNA: PROB 11/229/532) Made: 17 Jul 1653 Proved: 15 Aug 1653, Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Name of God Amen the seventeenth day July One thousand six hundred fiftye and three I [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] Cittizen and Cordwayner of London being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to God) doe make and ordeine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I comitt my Soule unto Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer beleeving and trusting through my Lord and Savio[u]r Jesus Christ to receave the free pardon and forgivenesse of all my Sinns and to enioy eternals peace in the Favo[u]r of Almight God And my Body to be buried in the parish Church of James Garlickhithe in London And as touching my outward and temporall Estate I give and dispose of it in manner following First my Will is that all my iust Debts shall be carefully and truelye payed and out of the residue that shall then remayne I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Stephen Emery and Katherine his wife[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy each of them a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Amey Askett[:BOLD] widdowe the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]William Pearce[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy him a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto his wife my little brasse morter Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary Taylor[:BOLD] eighteene pence to buy her a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my two Cozens [BOLD:]Thomas and John Rosse[:BOLD] to each of them halfe a Crowne to buy them Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]John Bodell[:BOLD] halfe a Crowne to buy him a paire of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen [BOLD:]Frances Speake[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of five shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Goodwyn[:BOLD] one Ceadar chest now standing in my Bedchamber one olde Warming Pann (that was his and my Grandmothers) Item I give and bequeath unto my truly loving kinsman [BOLD:]M[SUP:]r[:SUP] John Akehurst[:BOLD] my little drinking Jacke tip’t with silver as a token of my love to him and I give unto his good wife the sum[m]e of five shillings to buy her a payre of gloves Item // I give and bequeath unto my loving brother [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m] of twenty shillings in money and I doe freely and forever forgive unto him all the debts that he oweth unto mee Item I give unto my loving brother [BOLD:]Thomas Akehurst[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of forty shillings to be payed unto him at his Coming into England and I freelye and fully forgive unto him all that he oweth unto mee Item I give and bequeath unto my father in law [BOLD:]William Bonnicke[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law [BOLD:]Josias Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Lawe [BOLD:]Liddia Bonnick[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of twenty shillings Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best paire of Gloves and to his wife [BOLD:]Katherine Bromley[:BOLD] halfe a crowne to buy her a payre of Gloves Item I give and bequeath unto my loving freind [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] the sum[m]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds [BOLD:]George Bromley[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Anthony Medcalfe[:BOLD] to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17[SUP:]th[:SUP] day of July 1653; [BOLD:]Harbt Akehurst[:BOLD]./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd [BOLD:]Harbert Akehurst[:BOLD] in the presence of [BOLD:]John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn[:BOLD] the marke of [BOLD:]Giles Rayment[:BOLD] This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of [BOLD:]Mary Speake[:BOLD] the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3[SUP:]rd[:SUP] September 2020) [:ITAL]e of ten shillings in money and my best playne Gloves And all the Rest of my Estate Goods and Chattles unbequeathed after my said Debts truly payed my Funerall Costs (in a decent manner performed) discharged and the severall Legacies performed I give and bequeath unto my loving freind and Cozen Mary Speake whome I make and ordeine the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I constitute and appoint my loving freinds George Bromley and Anthony Medcalfe to be Overseers of this my Will and doe further entrust them the said Overseers with ordering disposing and managing the same And my Will and expresse charge is that my said Executrix doe nothing herein but by the direction Advice Oversight and approbation of the said Overseers or at least one of them In witnesse where of I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the sayd 17th day of July 1653; Harbt Akehurst./ Declared Read Signed and sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of the sayd Harbert Akehurst in the presence of John Goodwin Tho. Watkinsonn the marke of Giles Rayment
This will was proved at Westminster the fifteenth day of August 1653 before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Adminstrac[i]ons [...] by the Oathe of Mary Speake the sole and only Executrix to whome was granted Administration & shee being first sworne truly to administer &c.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 3rd September 2020.)

Harbert Akehurst was buried on 21 July 1653 at St James Garlickhithe, London, England, "Buried Mr Harbert Akehurst in ye church under the schoole the 21th of July 1653."3
His estate was probated on 15 August 1653 at London, England, TNA: PROB 11/229/532. Executor Mary Speake.

Family

(?) Bonnick
Marriage*
Harbert Akehurst married (?) Bonnick circa 1630 at England
Child

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).
  2. [S902] Will of Harbert Akehurst of London, England, made 15 Jul 1653, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 15 Aug 1653. (TNA: PROB 11/229/532).
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/JS2/A/003/MS09139."

John Akehurst

b. circa 1585
FatherHarbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
MotherSusanna (?) d. 1642
     John Akehurst was born circa 1585 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Harbert Akehurst and Susanna (?)
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 14 July 1653 at London, England.2

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).
  2. [S902] Will of Harbert Akehurst of London, England, made 15 Jul 1653, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 15 Aug 1653. (TNA: PROB 11/229/532).

Thomas Akehurst

b. circa 1590
FatherHarbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
MotherSusanna (?) d. 1642
     Thomas Akehurst was born circa 1590 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Harbert Akehurst and Susanna (?)
Thomas Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Thomas Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 14 July 1653 at London, England.2
According to the will of Thomas's brother, Harbert Akehurst, Thomas was overseas. Harbert's bequest was to be given to him "at his coming into England".2

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).
  2. [S902] Will of Harbert Akehurst of London, England, made 15 Jul 1653, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 15 Aug 1653. (TNA: PROB 11/229/532).

Alice Akehurst

b. circa 1595
FatherHarbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
MotherSusanna (?) d. 1642
     Alice Akehurst was born circa 1595 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Harbert Akehurst and Susanna (?)
Alice Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).

Thomas Akehurst

b. circa 1560, d. 1612
     Thomas Akehurst was born circa 1560 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst married Margaret (?) circa 1585 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst died in 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst left a will made on 3 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1
Will of Thomas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hailsham, 1612
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B)
Made: 3 May 1612
Proved: 8 Jun 1612
www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786; Image: 42)
In the name of god Amen the Third day of May in the Tenth yeare of the raigne of our gracious sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland Defender of the faythe &c and of Scotland the Fyve and Forteeth 1612 I Thomas Akehof Haylsha[BOLD:]Will of Thomas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hailsham, 1612[:BOLD] (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B) Made: 3 May 1612 Proved: 8 Jun 1612 www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786; Image: 42) In the name of god Amen the Third day of May in the Tenth yeare of the raigne of our gracious sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland Defender of the faythe &c and of Scotland the Fyve and Forteeth 1612 I Thomas Akehof Haylsha[m] in the County of Sussex and Diocesse and wthin the Libertie Pevensey Jurate being Sick & Weake of body but of sound & pfect memorie Thankes bee god doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following First I com[m]end & bequeathe my Sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my most mercifull Savyour & Redeemer trusting only throught his death and passion to have free pdon and remission of all my Synnes And my body I will to the Earth to be Christianlike buryed the Churchyard of Haylsham above said Itm I gyve unto the reparations of the Church of Haylsha[m] above said Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto the Poore People of the said pish Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto Alice Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at the Feast of St John the Baptist next Coming after my discease or at the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I gyve unto Eve Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her wthin one yeare next after my discease Itm I gyve unto Martha Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at her age of Twenty yeares or the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I Will and bequeath unto my to Margaret my loveing wyefe All that my Howse wherein I now dwell wth the barne Orchardes Closes easementes & Comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes lyeing in the pishes of Haylsham & Hellingligh during the terme of her naturall lyfe And my mind and will is That Shee the said Margaret my wyefe shall mayntayne and kepe the said dwelling howse barOrchardes and all and singular the Landes afforesaid well and sufficiently from tyme tyme and at all tymes during her naturall lyfe amended sustayned and repayred Itm I gyve unto the said Margaret my wyefe yearely during her naturall lyfe for the mayntenance of her Fyre Six coardes of wood wth the spray thereof to bee taken fower Coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Hellingligh and two coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Haylsham and shee to coppise in that ground where shee felleth for wood in Hellingligh And to take for two coardes of wood as aforesaid in Haylsham by topping or lopping the trees not hurting the leew & defence of the howse & barne Itm my mind and will is that Margaret my said wyefe Shall paye unto my two Sonnes Robert Akeherst & John Akeherst to etch of them Fortie Shillinges a peece yearely for and towards theire mayntenance when they shall accomplish & attayne unto theire severall ages of One and Twenty yeares so long as she the said Margaret lyveth to bee payd unto them halfe yearely by even and equall ptions Itm I gyve and bequeath unto Robert my Sonne affor named my Barne & landes in Hellingligh afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease to him and to his heires forever Itm I gyve and bequeath to John Akeherst my Sonne & to his heires forever All my Dwelling howse barne & ediffices orchardes closes easmentes and comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes in Haylsha[m] afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease afforesaid All the rest of my Goodes & Moveables not before gyven and bequeathed I gyve and bequeath unto Margaret my wyefe whome I make & ordayne the whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I appoy[nt] my loveing freindes Mr Rychard Kentsley and my brother in law Mr Roger Tanner the overseers of this my last Will and Testament and I gyve to etch of them for theire paynes Six Shillinges and eight pence a peece And thse I fynish & conclude my last Will and Testament in manner and forme before expressed [Signature] Thomas Akeherst Present at the makeing reading and declaring of this psent Will John Collinghm and Thomas Woodd Clerke Curate of Haylsha[m] The marke of John Collingham Probate (written on reverse): 8th June 1612 Margaret Akehurst, widow and executrix. (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber) // Page break in the original [ ] Transcriber's note or addition Unclear or illegible text in the County of Sussex and Diocesse and wthin the Libertie Pevensey Jurate being Sick & Weake of body but of sound & pfect memorie Thankes bee god doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following First I com[BOLD:]Will of Thomas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hailsham, 1612[:BOLD] (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B) Made: 3 May 1612 Proved: 8 Jun 1612 www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786; Image: 42) In the name of god Amen the Third day of May in the Tenth yeare of the raigne of our gracious sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland Defender of the faythe &c and of Scotland the Fyve and Forteeth 1612 I Thomas Akehof Haylsha[m] in the County of Sussex and Diocesse and wthin the Libertie Pevensey Jurate being Sick & Weake of body but of sound & pfect memorie Thankes bee god doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following First I com[m]end & bequeathe my Sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my most mercifull Savyour & Redeemer trusting only throught his death and passion to have free pdon and remission of all my Synnes And my body I will to the Earth to be Christianlike buryed the Churchyard of Haylsham above said Itm I gyve unto the reparations of the Church of Haylsha[m] above said Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto the Poore People of the said pish Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto Alice Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at the Feast of St John the Baptist next Coming after my discease or at the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I gyve unto Eve Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her wthin one yeare next after my discease Itm I gyve unto Martha Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at her age of Twenty yeares or the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I Will and bequeath unto my to Margaret my loveing wyefe All that my Howse wherein I now dwell wth the barne Orchardes Closes easementes & Comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes lyeing in the pishes of Haylsham & Hellingligh during the terme of her naturall lyfe And my mind and will is That Shee the said Margaret my wyefe shall mayntayne and kepe the said dwelling howse barOrchardes and all and singular the Landes afforesaid well and sufficiently from tyme tyme and at all tymes during her naturall lyfe amended sustayned and repayred Itm I gyve unto the said Margaret my wyefe yearely during her naturall lyfe for the mayntenance of her Fyre Six coardes of wood wth the spray thereof to bee taken fower Coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Hellingligh and two coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Haylsham and shee to coppise in that ground where shee felleth for wood in Hellingligh And to take for two coardes of wood as aforesaid in Haylsham by topping or lopping the trees not hurting the leew & defence of the howse & barne Itm my mind and will is that Margaret my said wyefe Shall paye unto my two Sonnes Robert Akeherst & John Akeherst to etch of them Fortie Shillinges a peece yearely for and towards theire mayntenance when they shall accomplish & attayne unto theire severall ages of One and Twenty yeares so long as she the said Margaret lyveth to bee payd unto them halfe yearely by even and equall ptions Itm I gyve and bequeath unto Robert my Sonne affor named my Barne & landes in Hellingligh afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease to him and to his heires forever Itm I gyve and bequeath to John Akeherst my Sonne & to his heires forever All my Dwelling howse barne & ediffices orchardes closes easmentes and comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes in Haylsha[m] afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease afforesaid All the rest of my Goodes & Moveables not before gyven and bequeathed I gyve and bequeath unto Margaret my wyefe whome I make & ordayne the whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I appoy[nt] my loveing freindes Mr Rychard Kentsley and my brother in law Mr Roger Tanner the overseers of this my last Will and Testament and I gyve to etch of them for theire paynes Six Shillinges and eight pence a peece And thse I fynish & conclude my last Will and Testament in manner and forme before expressed [Signature] Thomas Akeherst Present at the makeing reading and declaring of this psent Will John Collinghm and Thomas Woodd Clerke Curate of Haylsha[m] The marke of John Collingham Probate (written on reverse): 8th June 1612 Margaret Akehurst, widow and executrix. (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber) // Page break in the original [ ] Transcriber's note or addition Unclear or illegible textend & bequeathe my Sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my most mercifull Savyour & Redeemer trusting only throught his death and passion to have free pdon and remission of all my Synnes And my body I will to the Earth to be Christianlike buryed the Churchyard of Haylsham above said Itm I gyve unto the reparations of the Church of Haylsha[BOLD:]Will of Thomas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hailsham, 1612[:BOLD] (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B) Made: 3 May 1612 Proved: 8 Jun 1612 www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786; Image: 42) In the name of god Amen the Third day of May in the Tenth yeare of the raigne of our gracious sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland Defender of the faythe &c and of Scotland the Fyve and Forteeth 1612 I Thomas Akehof Haylsha[m] in the County of Sussex and Diocesse and wthin the Libertie Pevensey Jurate being Sick & Weake of body but of sound & pfect memorie Thankes bee god doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following First I com[m]end & bequeathe my Sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my most mercifull Savyour & Redeemer trusting only throught his death and passion to have free pdon and remission of all my Synnes And my body I will to the Earth to be Christianlike buryed the Churchyard of Haylsham above said Itm I gyve unto the reparations of the Church of Haylsha[m] above said Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto the Poore People of the said pish Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto Alice Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at the Feast of St John the Baptist next Coming after my discease or at the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I gyve unto Eve Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her wthin one yeare next after my discease Itm I gyve unto Martha Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at her age of Twenty yeares or the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I Will and bequeath unto my to Margaret my loveing wyefe All that my Howse wherein I now dwell wth the barne Orchardes Closes easementes & Comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes lyeing in the pishes of Haylsham & Hellingligh during the terme of her naturall lyfe And my mind and will is That Shee the said Margaret my wyefe shall mayntayne and kepe the said dwelling howse barOrchardes and all and singular the Landes afforesaid well and sufficiently from tyme tyme and at all tymes during her naturall lyfe amended sustayned and repayred Itm I gyve unto the said Margaret my wyefe yearely during her naturall lyfe for the mayntenance of her Fyre Six coardes of wood wth the spray thereof to bee taken fower Coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Hellingligh and two coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Haylsham and shee to coppise in that ground where shee felleth for wood in Hellingligh And to take for two coardes of wood as aforesaid in Haylsham by topping or lopping the trees not hurting the leew & defence of the howse & barne Itm my mind and will is that Margaret my said wyefe Shall paye unto my two Sonnes Robert Akeherst & John Akeherst to etch of them Fortie Shillinges a peece yearely for and towards theire mayntenance when they shall accomplish & attayne unto theire severall ages of One and Twenty yeares so long as she the said Margaret lyveth to bee payd unto them halfe yearely by even and equall ptions Itm I gyve and bequeath unto Robert my Sonne affor named my Barne & landes in Hellingligh afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease to him and to his heires forever Itm I gyve and bequeath to John Akeherst my Sonne & to his heires forever All my Dwelling howse barne & ediffices orchardes closes easmentes and comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes in Haylsha[m] afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease afforesaid All the rest of my Goodes & Moveables not before gyven and bequeathed I gyve and bequeath unto Margaret my wyefe whome I make & ordayne the whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I appoy[nt] my loveing freindes Mr Rychard Kentsley and my brother in law Mr Roger Tanner the overseers of this my last Will and Testament and I gyve to etch of them for theire paynes Six Shillinges and eight pence a peece And thse I fynish & conclude my last Will and Testament in manner and forme before expressed [Signature] Thomas Akeherst Present at the makeing reading and declaring of this psent Will John Collinghm and Thomas Woodd Clerke Curate of Haylsha[m] The marke of John Collingham Probate (written on reverse): 8th June 1612 Margaret Akehurst, widow and executrix. (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber) // Page break in the original [ ] Transcriber's note or addition Unclear or illegible text above said Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto the Poore People of the said pish Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto Alice Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at the Feast of St John the Baptist next Coming after my discease or at the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I gyve unto Eve Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her wthin one yeare next after my discease Itm I gyve unto Martha Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at her age of Twenty yeares or the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I Will and bequeath unto my to Margaret my loveing wyefe All that my Howse wherein I now dwell wth the barne Orchardes Closes easementes & Comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes lyeing in the pishes of Haylsham & Hellingligh during the terme of her naturall lyfe And my mind and will is That Shee the said Margaret my wyefe shall mayntayne and kepe the said dwelling howse barOrchardes and all and singular the Landes afforesaid well and sufficiently from tyme tyme and at all tymes during her naturall lyfe amended sustayned and repayred Itm I gyve unto the said Margaret my wyefe yearely during her naturall lyfe for the mayntenance of her Fyre Six coardes of wood wth the spray thereof to bee taken fower Coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Hellingligh and two coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Haylsham and shee to coppise in that ground where shee felleth for wood in Hellingligh And to take for two coardes of wood as aforesaid in Haylsham by topping or lopping the trees not hurting the leew & defence of the howse & barne Itm my mind and will is that Margaret my said wyefe Shall paye unto my two Sonnes Robert Akeherst & John Akeherst to etch of them Fortie Shillinges a peece yearely for and towards theire mayntenance when they shall accomplish & attayne unto theire severall ages of One and Twenty yeares so long as she the said Margaret lyveth to bee payd unto them halfe yearely by even and equall ptions Itm I gyve and bequeath unto Robert my Sonne affor named my Barne & landes in Hellingligh afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease to him and to his heires forever Itm I gyve and bequeath to John Akeherst my Sonne & to his heires forever All my Dwelling howse barne & ediffices orchardes closes easmentes and comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes in Haylsha[BOLD:]Will of Thomas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hailsham, 1612[:BOLD] (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B) Made: 3 May 1612 Proved: 8 Jun 1612 www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786; Image: 42) In the name of god Amen the Third day of May in the Tenth yeare of the raigne of our gracious sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland Defender of the faythe &c and of Scotland the Fyve and Forteeth 1612 I Thomas Akehof Haylsha[m] in the County of Sussex and Diocesse and wthin the Libertie Pevensey Jurate being Sick & Weake of body but of sound & pfect memorie Thankes bee god doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following First I com[m]end & bequeathe my Sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my most mercifull Savyour & Redeemer trusting only throught his death and passion to have free pdon and remission of all my Synnes And my body I will to the Earth to be Christianlike buryed the Churchyard of Haylsham above said Itm I gyve unto the reparations of the Church of Haylsha[m] above said Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto the Poore People of the said pish Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto Alice Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at the Feast of St John the Baptist next Coming after my discease or at the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I gyve unto Eve Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her wthin one yeare next after my discease Itm I gyve unto Martha Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at her age of Twenty yeares or the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I Will and bequeath unto my to Margaret my loveing wyefe All that my Howse wherein I now dwell wth the barne Orchardes Closes easementes & Comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes lyeing in the pishes of Haylsham & Hellingligh during the terme of her naturall lyfe And my mind and will is That Shee the said Margaret my wyefe shall mayntayne and kepe the said dwelling howse barOrchardes and all and singular the Landes afforesaid well and sufficiently from tyme tyme and at all tymes during her naturall lyfe amended sustayned and repayred Itm I gyve unto the said Margaret my wyefe yearely during her naturall lyfe for the mayntenance of her Fyre Six coardes of wood wth the spray thereof to bee taken fower Coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Hellingligh and two coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Haylsham and shee to coppise in that ground where shee felleth for wood in Hellingligh And to take for two coardes of wood as aforesaid in Haylsham by topping or lopping the trees not hurting the leew & defence of the howse & barne Itm my mind and will is that Margaret my said wyefe Shall paye unto my two Sonnes Robert Akeherst & John Akeherst to etch of them Fortie Shillinges a peece yearely for and towards theire mayntenance when they shall accomplish & attayne unto theire severall ages of One and Twenty yeares so long as she the said Margaret lyveth to bee payd unto them halfe yearely by even and equall ptions Itm I gyve and bequeath unto Robert my Sonne affor named my Barne & landes in Hellingligh afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease to him and to his heires forever Itm I gyve and bequeath to John Akeherst my Sonne & to his heires forever All my Dwelling howse barne & ediffices orchardes closes easmentes and comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes in Haylsha[m] afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease afforesaid All the rest of my Goodes & Moveables not before gyven and bequeathed I gyve and bequeath unto Margaret my wyefe whome I make & ordayne the whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I appoy[nt] my loveing freindes Mr Rychard Kentsley and my brother in law Mr Roger Tanner the overseers of this my last Will and Testament and I gyve to etch of them for theire paynes Six Shillinges and eight pence a peece And thse I fynish & conclude my last Will and Testament in manner and forme before expressed [Signature] Thomas Akeherst Present at the makeing reading and declaring of this psent Will John Collinghm and Thomas Woodd Clerke Curate of Haylsha[m] The marke of John Collingham Probate (written on reverse): 8th June 1612 Margaret Akehurst, widow and executrix. (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber) // Page break in the original [ ] Transcriber's note or addition Unclear or illegible text afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease afforesaid All the rest of my Goodes & Moveables not before gyven and bequeathed I gyve and bequeath unto Margaret my wyefe whome I make & ordayne the whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I appoy[nt] my loveing freindes Mr Rychard Kentsley and my brother in law Mr Roger Tanner the overseers of this my last Will and Testament and I gyve to etch of them for theire paynes Six Shillinges and eight pence a peece And thse I fynish & conclude my last Will and Testament in manner and forme before expressed
[Signature] Thomas Akeherst
Present at the makeing reading and declaring of this psent Will
John Collinghm and Thomas Woodd Clerke Curate of Haylsha[BOLD:]Will of Thomas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hailsham, 1612[:BOLD] (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B) Made: 3 May 1612 Proved: 8 Jun 1612 www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786; Image: 42) In the name of god Amen the Third day of May in the Tenth yeare of the raigne of our gracious sovaigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland Defender of the faythe &c and of Scotland the Fyve and Forteeth 1612 I Thomas Akehof Haylsha[m] in the County of Sussex and Diocesse and wthin the Libertie Pevensey Jurate being Sick & Weake of body but of sound & pfect memorie Thankes bee god doe make & ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following First I com[m]end & bequeathe my Sowle into the handes of Allmightie god my most mercifull Savyour & Redeemer trusting only throught his death and passion to have free pdon and remission of all my Synnes And my body I will to the Earth to be Christianlike buryed the Churchyard of Haylsham above said Itm I gyve unto the reparations of the Church of Haylsha[m] above said Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto the Poore People of the said pish Three Shillinges fower pence Itm I gyve unto Alice Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at the Feast of St John the Baptist next Coming after my discease or at the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I gyve unto Eve Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her wthin one yeare next after my discease Itm I gyve unto Martha Akeherst my daughter Fortie poundes to bee payd unto her at her age of Twenty yeares or the day of her Mariage which shall first happen to come Itm I Will and bequeath unto my to Margaret my loveing wyefe All that my Howse wherein I now dwell wth the barne Orchardes Closes easementes & Comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes lyeing in the pishes of Haylsham & Hellingligh during the terme of her naturall lyfe And my mind and will is That Shee the said Margaret my wyefe shall mayntayne and kepe the said dwelling howse barOrchardes and all and singular the Landes afforesaid well and sufficiently from tyme tyme and at all tymes during her naturall lyfe amended sustayned and repayred Itm I gyve unto the said Margaret my wyefe yearely during her naturall lyfe for the mayntenance of her Fyre Six coardes of wood wth the spray thereof to bee taken fower Coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Hellingligh and two coardes a yeare uppon my Landes in Haylsham and shee to coppise in that ground where shee felleth for wood in Hellingligh And to take for two coardes of wood as aforesaid in Haylsham by topping or lopping the trees not hurting the leew & defence of the howse & barne Itm my mind and will is that Margaret my said wyefe Shall paye unto my two Sonnes Robert Akeherst & John Akeherst to etch of them Fortie Shillinges a peece yearely for and towards theire mayntenance when they shall accomplish & attayne unto theire severall ages of One and Twenty yeares so long as she the said Margaret lyveth to bee payd unto them halfe yearely by even and equall ptions Itm I gyve and bequeath unto Robert my Sonne affor named my Barne & landes in Hellingligh afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease to him and to his heires forever Itm I gyve and bequeath to John Akeherst my Sonne & to his heires forever All my Dwelling howse barne & ediffices orchardes closes easmentes and comodities thereunto belonging and all my landes in Haylsha[m] afforesaid imediatly after my wyves discease afforesaid All the rest of my Goodes & Moveables not before gyven and bequeathed I gyve and bequeath unto Margaret my wyefe whome I make & ordayne the whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I appoy[nt] my loveing freindes Mr Rychard Kentsley and my brother in law Mr Roger Tanner the overseers of this my last Will and Testament and I gyve to etch of them for theire paynes Six Shillinges and eight pence a peece And thse I fynish & conclude my last Will and Testament in manner and forme before expressed [Signature] Thomas Akeherst Present at the makeing reading and declaring of this psent Will John Collinghm and Thomas Woodd Clerke Curate of Haylsha[m] The marke of John Collingham Probate (written on reverse): 8th June 1612 Margaret Akehurst, widow and executrix. (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber) // Page break in the original [ ] Transcriber's note or addition Unclear or illegible text
The marke of John Collingham
Probate (written on reverse): 8th June 1612 Margaret Akehurst, widow and executrix.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber)
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     Unclear or illegible text.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 4 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, "Jurat."2
His estate was probated on 8 June 1612 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Margaret (?) b. c 1560
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Margaret (?) circa 1585 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S758] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 3 May 1612, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jun 1612. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B).
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Margaret (?)

b. circa 1560
     Margaret (?) was born circa 1560 at Sussex, England.
Margaret (?) married Thomas Akehurst circa 1585 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1585, her married name was Akehurst.
Margaret (?) is mentioned in the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 3 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1

Family

Thomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
Marriage*
Margaret (?) married Thomas Akehurst circa 1585 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S758] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 3 May 1612, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jun 1612. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B).

Thomas Akehurst

b. 31 January 1585/86
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 31 January 1585/86 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alice Akehurst

b. 22 October 1587
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     Alice Akehurst was baptized on 22 October 1587 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)
Alice Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 3 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.2
Alice Akehurst and Edward Paynter obtained a marriage licence on 12 May 1612 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Alice AKEHURST of Hailsham and Edward PAYNTER of the same parish, glover.3
As of 12 May 1612, her married name was Paynter.
Alice Akehurst married Edward Paynter on 26 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.

Family

Edward Paynter
Marriage License*
Alice Akehurst and Edward Paynter obtained a marriage licence on 12 May 1612 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Alice AKEHURST of Hailsham and Edward PAYNTER of the same parish, glover.3 
Marriage
Alice Akehurst married Edward Paynter on 26 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S758] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 3 May 1612, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jun 1612. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Francis Akehurst

b. 16 August 1590, d. 1604
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     Francis Akehurst was baptized on 16 August 1590 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)
Francis Akehurst died in 1604 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Francis Akehurst was buried on 28 January 1604 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Eva Akehurst

b. 28 January 1592/93
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     Eva Akehurst was baptized on 28 January 1592/93 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)
Eva Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 3 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.2
Eva Akehurst and James Hewitt obtained a marriage licence on 11 February 1613/14 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Eva AKEHURST of Hailsham and James HUIT of Westham.3
As of 11 February 1613/14, her married name was Hewitt.
Eva Akehurst married James Hewitt on 14 February 1613/14 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Surname HEWEAT.3

Family

James Hewitt
Marriage License*
Eva Akehurst and James Hewitt obtained a marriage licence on 11 February 1613/14 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Eva AKEHURST of Hailsham and James HUIT of Westham.3 
Marriage
Eva Akehurst married James Hewitt on 14 February 1613/14 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Surname HEWEAT.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S758] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 3 May 1612, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jun 1612. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Robert Akehurst

b. 25 January 1595/96, d. 1614
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     Robert Akehurst was baptized on 25 January 1595/96 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)
Robert Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 3 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.2
Robert Akehurst died in 1614 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Robert Akehurst was buried on 30 September 1614 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas."3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S758] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 3 May 1612, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jun 1612. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B).
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.