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Early, Agnes, widow, 1592
Eason, Thomas, brewer, 1640
East (Yeast), Gilbert, cordwainer, 1622
Edgeworthe, Anthony, 1584
Edmunds, Thomas, waterman, 1606
Edmundson, Thomas, waterman, 1592
Edwards, Hugh, 1618
Edwardes, William, tailor, 1630
Eliot, Edmund, yeoman, 1627
Ellis, Edward, leatherseller, 1614
Ellis, John, victualler, 1615
Ellis, Robert, 1583
Emerson, Anne, widow, 1583

Emerson, Humphrey, gentleman, 1603
Emerson, John, citizen and bowyer, 1597
Emerson, Thomas, gentleman, 1595
Emerson, William, citizen and bowyer, 1575
Emery, Peter, waterman, 1614
Emmons, Stephen, butcher, no date
Emson, John, victualler, 1605
England, George, cordwainer, 1635
Etherege, Thomas, citizen and ale Brewer, 1579
Evans, Jeremy, 1645
Evans, John, 1603
Evans, Reuben, citizen and grocer, 1636
Evans, Walter, 1645
 





Early (Eayrley), Agnes, of St Saviour, widow. 
Date written:  1592 March 31. 
Date proved:  1592 April 27. 
Family members named:  John Eayrley, to have the house that [blank] Godlay lives in.  Ann Nokes her sister, to have £2 out of the house William ?Calif lives in.  Her three sisters, unnamed. 
Others named:  John Bone and his wife, to have her great house, and they to keep the children.  Edward Ransford and Joan Ransford his wife, and their children Joan and Thomas Ransford.  John Jhones, to have her house, and if he dies then to ?Nem Hill.  Peter Sucklay, to have the press in the parlour with locks and keys.  Edward Rufford.  [blank] Sweteman.  John Sprordam, forgiven his debt.  Richard Toppinge's unnamed child. 
Executor:  John Boune.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Harry Spryddam (his mark); John Eayrley (his mark); Alice Boeman; Alice Larance (her mark); John Sweteman (his mark); Miles Tounson, scrivener. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/5/1592/13; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.17 no.501]. 


Eason, Thomas, of St Saviour, brewer.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is sick in body. 
Date written:  1640 December 7. 
Date proved:  1640/1 February 2. 
Family members named:  Thomas Warner his son in law, not yet 21. 
Others named:  Edward Mason.  Jane Mount, wife of Simon Mount.  All else to John Dallison and Richard Randall. 
Executors: John Dallison and Richard Randall.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Jane Crabtree (her mark); John Vely (Fely), writer. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/13 ff.64r-v and DW/PA/5/1641/39; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.13 no.145]. 


East (Yeast), Gilbert, of St Saviour, cordwainer.  Testator is sick and weak in body.  Asks to be buried in the parish of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1622 April 23. 
Date proved:  1622 May 7. 
Family members named:  Joan Parsons his daughter, now wife of Richard Parsons of St Saviour, waterman; she formerly the wife of the late Thomas Harding of St Saviour, waterman, by whom she had a son Edward Harding, not yet 21. 
Others named:  Robert Yeast, son of Francis Yeast of St Saviour.  Beatrice Yeast of St Saviour, widow.  Lucy Robottom, wife of John Robottom of St Saviour, tailor.  Lucretia Watson, wife of William Watson of St Saviour, waterman. 
Executor:  Joan Parsons his daughter. 
Overseers:  Randal Wood of St Saviour, tailor; Humphrey Batchellor of St Saviour, victualler. 
Witnesses:  E.B. [sic]; Randal Wood; Humphrey Batchellor; the writer [sic]. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/11 ff.lBr-v and DW/PA/5/1622/112; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.11 no.2]. 


Edgeworthe, Anthony, of St Saviour.  Nuncupative will ‘by worde of mouthe wthout writinge’. 
Date declared:  1584 October 5. 
Date proved:  1584 October 10. 
Family members named:  Margaret his wife.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Margaret his wife.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  John Cockinge; William Coxe; Edward Puckeringe; Mary Burd, widow; and others. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/67, f.212v (register copy).] 


Edmundes, Thomas, of St Saviour, waterman. 
Date written:  1606 August 5. 
Date proved:  1607 November 26. 
Family members named:  Barnard Edmunds [presumed family though no relationship stated in the will], to have all his ‘proper goodes and Chattells’. 
Others named:  Hugh Broker, esquire, to have all his lands. 
Executor:  Barnard Edmunds.  But Edmunds having died, administration granted to Thomas Perryn, a kinsman and creditor of the testator.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  John Stutvile, mercer; Thomas Pinche; Robert Cotten. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/110, f.309v (register copy).] 
[Abstracted  in SAC vol.14 p.101.] 


Edmundson (Edmondson), Thomas, of Southwark [of St Saviour], waterman.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is sick in body.  Asks to be buried in the east part of the churchyard of St Saviour.  Bequests to the poor of St Olave and of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1592 April 10. 
Date proved:  1592 April 8. 
Family members named:  Christopher Edmondson, to have his best boat and its trappings.  Frances Edmondson, daughter of his brother Christopher, to have £5 at her marriage or age 21.  Thomas Garland innholder and his wife, the testator's cousins.  Of the residue, half to Christopher his brother and half to Agnes Coleman his sister. 
Others named:  Charles Taylor, son of George Taylor, waterman.  John Williams his servant.  Margaret Monke, to have £5 at her marriage.  George Tayllor, to have his boat and its trappings. 
Executor:  Agnes Coleman his sister. 
Overseer:  Thomas Garland. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Garland; John Williams; Thomas Bowes. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/5/1592/7; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.17 no.476]. 


Edwards, Hugh, of St Saviour.  Nuncupative will. 
Date declared: five days before he died. 
Date proved:  1618 December 23. 
Family members named:  Ann Edwards his wife, to have all during her life, and then to his three unnamed children.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  none named; administration granted to Ann his wife.  No overseers named. 
Witness:  Ann Edwards his wife. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/9 f.265r; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.9 no.475]. 


Edwardes, William, of St Saviour, tailor.  Testator is sick in body. 
Date written:  1630 September 17. 
Date proved:  1631 April 4. 
Family members named:  Helen Edwardes his wife, to whom all is left.  Joan Church his sister.  Rachel Underwood his sister.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Helen Edwardes his wife.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Henry Underwood; Edward Coukin; Robert Bankes (his mark). 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/12 f.35r and DW/PA/5/1631/40; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.12 no.77]. 


Eliot (Elliott), Edmund, of St Saviour, yeoman.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is sick and weak in body.  Bequest of 120 loaves to the poor. 
Date written:  1626/7 March 17. 
Date proved:  1627 May 29. 
Family members named:  William Elliott, his son, now living with him. 
Others named:  Joan Walker his apprentice. 
Executor:  William Elliott his son. 
Overseers:  Robert Rogers and Thomas Weston, yeomen, both of St Saviour. 
Witnesses:  Richard Pantonn, writer; Thomas Weston (his mark). 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/11 ff.433r-v and DW/PA/5/1627/31; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.11 no.776]. 


Ellis, Edward, of St Saviour, leatherseller.  Testator is sick in body.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church as near as possible to his wife.  Bequest to the poor of the Liberty of the Clink.  His executor to sell all his house and shop at Oswestry, Shropshire, and all his tools and other working things; the money so raised to be divided equally among his brothers; the money to be delivered to his cousin Nicholas Hill for their use when they are 21 or at expiry of their apprenticeships.  The lease of house he lives in also to be sold and money distributed as above. 
Date written:  1614 April 5. 
Date proved:  1614 May 11. 
Family members named:  Thomas, Andrew, John and Roger Ellis, his brothers.  Margaret his sister, to have ‘the bedstead wherein I lie’ and all his wife's clothes.  Katherine his sister.  Nicholas Hill his cousin.  Lucy Wolridge his sister.  Alan Goffe his cousin, upholder. 
Others named:  George Embrosse and wife, his neighbors, to have ‘the testament I wore at my girdle and prayer covered with parchment’. 
Executor:  Alan Goffe his cousin.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Mason, writer; George Embres. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/9 ff.28r-v and DW/PA/5/1614/ THE END OF THIS REF IS INCOMPLETE ; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.9 no.39]. 


Ellis, John, of St Saviour, victualler.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is sick and weak in body. 
Date written:  1615 August 19. 
Date proved:  1615 September 30. 
Family members named:  Frances Ellis his wife.  Roger Ellis his son, not yet 21.  Ellis ap Teller [sic] his father.  His unnamed mother.  David Ellis and William Ellis his brothers.  Lymmott Ellis his sister.  Ann Been his kinswoman .  Edward Bolt his father in law.  Edward Bolt and Henry Bolt his brothers.  Katherine Bolt his sister. 
Others named:  Dorothy Jones his goddaughter. 
Executor:  Frances Ellis his wife. 
Overseers:  John Bolt; John Payne of St Saviour. 
Witnesses:  Stephen Holland; Thomas Taylor (his mark); Wawton Hill, writer. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/9 ff.116v-117r and DW/PA/5/1615/47; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.9 no.188]. 


Ellis (Elles), Robert, of Redderfield, Sussex.  Asks to be buried in the St Saviour churchyard.  Bequests to the poor of Redderfield and Bucksted in Sussex, and of St Saviour.  ‘my wrytinges be in my cheste Savinge one Obligacion whiche is in Mr Garlandes handes’. 
Date written:  1583 May 7. 
Date proved:  1583 May 31. 
Family members named:  Thomas Elles his brother; Thomas's sons Drew Elles and Thomas Elles; and Thomas's daughter (the testator's god-daughter) Margaret Elles.  The children of his unnamed sister. 
Others named:  Arthur Mylton, his master. 
Executor:  Thomas Elles his brother.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Arthur Mylton; Thomas Garland; Robert ?Hachton; Michael Aprise. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/65, f.235r (register copy).] 


Emerson, Anne, of Southwark, widow.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church. 
Date written:  1582/3 February 26. 
Date proved:  1582/3 March 19. 
Family members named:  Her four sons: eldest John Emerson [see his will below]; second son William Emerson [see his will below]; third son Thomas Emerson [see his will below]; fourth and youngest son Humphrey Emerson and wife [see his will below].  Daughter Ellen Younge, widow, and her two sons and two daughters unnamed.  No other legatees. 
Co-Executors:  John, Thomas, and Humphrey Emerson, three of her sons.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  none recorded. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/65, ff.127v-128r (register copy).] 


Emerson (Emmerson), Humphrey, of St Saviour, gentleman.  A bequests to the parish poor.  A bequest — after the death of his wife — of all his gardens etc. in Maid Lane, now in the tenure of Bartholomew Lumbert, to the governors of the St Saviour Free Grammar School, the income to be used for ‘the enlarginge and betteringe of the schoole’.  Has gardens in Maid Lane.  Has lands at Dulwich (‘Dullege’).  A conditional bequest to Henry Emerson his cousin: if Henry abides by a covenant of 26 October 1603 about what portions Henry's sisters and brother should have after their [sic; the testator's?] death, then all his tenements in the occupation of widow Halsey, Richard Johnson, widow Haley (deceased), and widow Gootheram, also the counter house now in the tenure of the wardens and keepers of the Bridge House, and also the Market Hill, to pass to him and his heirs after the death of the testator's wife.  But if Henry refuses the covenant, then after the testator's wife's death everything to go to Thomas Emerson his cousin.  If Henry causes the testator's wife any problem, then she to have the reversion of the Axe Yard, willed to the testator by Henry's father for the bringing up of the children. 
Date written:  1603 November 14. 
Date proved:  1603 December 3. 
Family members named:  His wife, unnamed [‘Emm’ in the probate entry], to have all his lands and tenements during her life ‘to be enioyed wthout trouble or malfeactions of anye’.  Henry Emerson and Thomas Emerson his cousins; but if either of them troubles his widow, his legacy to go to the other. 
Others named:  Mr Fawcett. 
Executor:  His wife, unnamed; identified in the probate record as Emme. 
Overseers:  Hugh Browker, esquire, his brother in law; and Mr George Payne. 
Witnesses:  John Gamedge; Edmund Dent (his mark); Richard Johnson. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/5/1603/47; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.18 no.67]. 
[Abstracted  in SAC vol.11 p.128.] 


Emerson, John, of St Saviour, citizen and bowyer of London.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church. 
Date written:  1597 March 29. 
Date proved:  1597 June 1. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth his wife.  Thomas his son.  Ann his daughter, wife of Robert Symme.  An unnamed daughter married to one Skynnar.  William Emerson.  Hugh Browker his brother in law.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Elizabeth his wife. 
Overseers:  Hugh Browker and Humphrey Emerson. 
Witness:  Jane Browker. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/89, ff.397v-398r (register copy).] 


Emerson, Thomas, of St Saviour, sometime of Furnival's Inn, gentleman.  One of the sons of William Emerson, citizen and bowyer of London, deceased.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church near his late wife.  Holds by fee simple a messuage called the Axe and other tenements adjoining, within Axe Gate.  Has tenements in St Sepulchre Newgate, and in Deptford alias West Greenwich. 
Date written:  1595 June 25. 
Date proved:  1595 July 2. 
Family members named:  Margaret his now wife.  Humphrey and John Emerson his brothers, and their wives.  William Emerson his brother.  John Emerson, Henry Emerson, Sarah Emerson, and Susan Emerson his underage children.  Hugh Browker, esquire, his brother in law. 
Others named:  The wife of his neighbor John Gamage.  His fellow jurors on the Sewer Commission.  Garrett Smithe. 
Executor:  Humphrey his brother. 
Overseer:  John his brother. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Brigges; John Wrighte; John Gammadge; Garrett Smythe. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/86, ff.83r-84r (register copy).] 


Emerson, William, the elder, of St Saviour, citizen and bowyer of London.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church.  Has a brewhouse called The Salutation, with two tenements adjoining, occupied by John Ede, alebrewer, John Mundaye, and John Howell.  Has a messuage called the Axe and other tenements adjoining, within Axe Gate, occupied by Margaret Mee, widow, and Anthony Blaisbe.  Has a garden plot in Maid Lane alias Nightingale Lane, occupied by John Rederif, gardener.  Has some acres in St George's Field, occupied by Nicholas Barlowe and ?Thomasin ?Bloud.  Has tenements in the Borough, occupied by Thomas Fenne, dyer, and Walter Stocketon, pewterer.  Has a messuage in the Borough called The Windmill, occupied by Richard Hodge.  Has the site of the former St Margaret's church, Southwark, ‘now dissolued’.  Has other properties, in St Olave, in the City, in Deptford, and in East Greenwich. 
Date written:  1574 December 14. 
Date proved:  1575 July 9. 
Family members named:  Ann his wife.  John Emerson his eldest son.  William Emerson his son, whose bequest will be nullified should he marry Anne/Annis Carter of St Olave.  Thomas and Humphrey (the youngest) Emerson his other sons.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Ann his wife. 
Overseers:  Thomas Wey and Nicholas Martyn. 
Witnesses:  Richard Harman, curate of St Saviour; William Broker. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/57, ff.231r-232r (register copy).] 


Emery, Peter, of Clink Liberty, St Saviour, waterman.  Nuncupative will.  Testator is sick and weak in his bed. 
Date declared: 1613/14 January 10. 
Date proved:  1613/14 March 11. 
Family members named:  Margaret Emery his wife; all to be divided between his wife and his unnamed children, half each.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Margaret Emery his wife. 
Overseers:  Roger Cole, gentleman; William Benfeild; Thomas Walborne [transcribed as executors but overseers probably intended, as the testator's wife was already named executor.] 
Witnesses:  Margaret Emery; Thomas Mason; Mary Pease; Edward Mason; Roger Cole. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/8 f.303v and DW/PA/5/1613/39; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.8 no.638]. 


Emmons, Stephen, of St Saviour, butcher.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is sick and weak in body. 
Date written:  none recorded. 
Date proved:  1636 December 20. 
Family members named:  Eleanor Emmons his wife, to share the estate with his unnamed son.  William Emmons his brother.  Alice Hearne his sister.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Eleanor Emmons his wife. 
Overseer:  Mr Young of All Hallows Lombard Street, London, mercer. 
Witnesses:  John Eve (his mark); George Emmons; Reynold Medhurst (his mark); John Leche. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/12 f.320v and DW/PA/5/1636/33; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.12 no.657]. 


Emson, John, of St Saviour, victualler.  [The right hand side of this will is lost.]  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church next to his wife.  Bequests to the parish poor, and to the porters who use his house. 
Date written:  1604/5 February 19. 
Date proved:  1605 June 4. 
Family members named:  Mary Emson his wife.  The two unnamed sons of his late brother Robert Emson of Hornsey, Middlesex.  The [blank] of his late wife, deceased.  William Sandes, his son in law. 
Others named:  Elizabeth, daughter of William Carter.  Katherine Hewes his servant; her brother Peter Hughes; her unnamed sister; and their mother Hughes.  Mary Fysher his maid servant.  Joan, wife of Ralph Hughes.  Richard Cooke his manservant.  George Stamford.  John Bromley his neighbor.  The unnamed wife of Thomas Kingston of Grays Inn, Middlesex.  John Clement, porter.  John Pentyer.  Roger Hodden.  Mrs Ragge.  His friends and neighbors Henry Greene, William Russell, Richard Hall and Thomas Kingston. 
Executor:  Mary Emson his wife. 
Overseers:  Henry Greene; William Russell; Richard Hall; Thomas Kingston. 
Witnesses:  Richard Hall; Henry Greene; William Russell; Thomas Kingston (his mark); Hugh Burrowes. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/5/1605/30; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.18 no.141]. 


England, George, of St Saviour, cordwainer. 
Date written:  1635 May 31. 
Date proved:  1636 September 5. 
Family members named:  Eliza England his wife.  William England, Richard England, and Edward England, his brothers.  Alice his sister.  Bethia England, Jane England, and Sarah England his daughters.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Eliza England his wife.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  William Burgoines; William Stevenson. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/12 ff.336v-337r and DW/PA/5/1636/35; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.12 no.695]. 


Etherege (Etheridge), Thomas, of St Saviour, citizen and alebrewer of London.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is aged and sickly.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church as near his pew as possible.  Bequests to the poor for bread, and to the Brewers' Company for a recreation. 
Date written:  1579 May 29. 
Date proved:  1581 October 17. 
Family members named:  Agnes Etheridg his wife, to have a full third of his goods.  Also to his wife, three messuages in the Borough of Southwark bought from Nicholas Sander, esquire.  His three children Margaret (wife of Humphrey Walker), George Etheridg, and Stephen Etheridg, to have another third.  [A marginal note struck through, about two other children, Nicholas Etheridg and Alice, wife of John Parson; to each a silver spoon with a maiden's head; these two spoons drilled 30 April 1580 by me Andrew Turnor, notary, at instruction of testator.] No other legatees. 
Executor:  Agnes Etheridg his wife.  Administration granted to Walter Horsell, notary public, as proxy for Agnes. 
Overseers:  Nicholas his son. 
Witnesses:  Henry Bayne: Andrew Turnor, notary public. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/5/1581/51; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.16 no.632]. 


Evans, Jeremy, of St Saviour.  Nuncupative will. 
Date declared: 1645 March 30. 
Date proved:  1645 June 17. 
Family members named:  Mary Evans his wife.  An unnamed son, two unnamed daughters, his unnamed mother.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  none named; administration granted to Mary Evans, widow and relict.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Seaman (his mark); Francis Seaman (his mark). 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/DW/PA/7/13 f.395r and DW/PA/7/1645/17; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.13 no.784]. 


Evans, John, of St Saviour.  Affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is of Madley (‘Maydeley’), Herefordshire, but now resident in St Saviour.  All his holdings in Madley left to Thomasine Bowdler, servant to Richard Ware, the keeper of the Counter in the Poultry. 
Date written:  1603 September 7. 
Date proved:  1603 October 9. 
Family members named:  none. 
Others named:  Thomasine Bowdler. 
Executor:  Thomasine Bowdler.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Vdall, shoemaker (his mark); Bridget Bull, widow (her mark); Margaret Rixon, spinster (her mark); Francis Kydd, scrivener. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/102, f.154r-v (register copy).] 


Evans, Reuben, of St Saviour, citizen and grocer of London. 
Date written:  1636 October 10. 
Date proved:  1636 October 17. 
Family members named:  John Evans his brother and Robert Wine his servant to have all between them.  If Wine dies his share to go to Margaret Evans the testator's sister.  Margaret Bennett his cousin.  No other legatees. 
Executors: Ellis Morgan, bookseller, and Ralph Caute, confectioner, citizens.  Administration granted to Rowland Jennings, proxy for Morgan and Caute.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Robert Scott (his mark); William Croft; John Page. 
[Reference:  LMA, DW/PA/7/12 ff.323v-324r and DW/PA/5/1636/34; from an abstract by Cliff Webb, v.12 no.666]. 


Evans, Walter, of St Saviour.  A ‘sentence’ to his will, 1645. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/195, f.128r-v (register copy).]