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Mainford, John, yeoman, 1567
Marshall, John, gentleman, 1627
Martin, Henry, citizen and merchant tailor, 1600
Martin, Jane, widow, 1629
Martin, Nicholas, innholder, 1576
Mason, Edward, 1618
Master, Magdalen, widow, 1609
Matthews, Thomas, waterman, 1640
Mayhew, Jane, widow, 1623
Mayhew, William, brewer, 1612
Mayhew, William, weaver, 1649
Mead, Jacob, waterman, 1624
Mee, William, citizen and tallowchandler, 1610
Mellersh, Richard, gentleman, 1608
Mercer, Peter, citizen and grocer, 1625
Merrick, George, butcher, 1585
Metcalf, John, shipwright, 1603
Micklethwaite, Paul, minister, 1635
Milner alias Rainbeard, Thomas, 1587
Milward, Martha, widow, 1633
Minter, John, whitebaker, 1585
Moggs, Peter, pointmaker, 1645
More, Hugh, fishmonger, 1617
More, John, shoemaker, 1568
Morgan, Hugh, comfit maker, 1645
Morrey, William, citizen and merchant tailor, 1590
Morton, Nicholas, minister, 1640
Mossen, Moses, silk dyer, 1613
Mulrone, John, citizen and fruiterer, 1607
Mayneforde, John, of St Saviour, yeoman.
Date written: 1567 December 13.
Date proved: 1574/5 February 5.
Family members named: Stephen Mayneforde his son, not yet 24. Annis Arrowsmith his daughter, wife of William Arrowsmith, and their sons John, Alexander, and Flower [sic].
Others named: Joan and Margaret his maids; Richard Harman, curate, writer of the will; Richard Trentame.
Executor: his son Stephen Mayneforde.
Overseers: Mr Thomas Cure, sadler; William Gardener of St Mary ?Magdalen, fellmonger.
Witnesses: Richard Harman, curate; Thomas Redinge, sadler; Thomas Pemmertonne, sadler; James Johnsons, shoemaker.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/50, ff.29r-30r (register copy).]
Marshall, John, of Southwark, gentleman. Testator is of St Saviour; he has a moiety or half part of Axe Yard, and all its tenements, in St Saviour parish, and one of the houses in Axe Yard is his dwelling house. He is concerned that after his death ‘the pumpes Jackes Cisternes and bedsteades now in or belonginge vnto the said house shall still remaine and goe with the said house as heireloomes’. He is also concerned that his piece of land, now occupied by Samuel Simons, ‘shall not be hereafter lett to any to keepe or sett vp hogsties therein, or to burie any starch braune in it, or to vse it in any like manner to the annoyance of the neighbors thereof’. Has a capital messuage in St Saviour called the Peacock. Has messuages in Foul Lane in St Saviour parish, purchased from Stephen Warde, gentleman. Has messuages in Pied Bull alley in St George Southwark parish. Has messuages in Lamb Alley, Black Spread Eagle alley, and in Katherine Wheel alley. Has three tenements in Newington, occupied by Mrs Marburie and widow Keies. Has land in St George's Fields. Has holdings in Sutton, Croydon, and Peckham in Surrey; and in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Bequests to the poor of St Saviour, and to the minister and lecturers there, provided they will allow John Damport to give the funeral sermon for the testator; if they deny this, then these bequests to be void, and the testator's body to be carried to Sutton, Surrey, and buried there. Bequests to the officers of All Hallows church in Stamford. The testator's feoffees (listed below) are tasked with putting £700 of his legacy toward the building of a new church ‘in some part of St Saviors parish’, to be ‘called by the name of Christeschurch’; the funds are also to procure the necessary ‘act of Parliament’ for enabling the same. [For information about the outcome of this grant, click here.]
Date written: 1627 August 21, with an addendum dated December 11.
Date proved: 1631 April 15.
Family members named: Testator says he has no sons. Elizabeth Marshall, widow, his mother. Elizabeth Browne his sister. Suzan Thicknesse his sister, and her children Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, and Suzan Thicknesse. William Marshall his cousin. Mr Thicknesse, Mr Browne, and Mr Maddoxe, his brothers.
Others named: Rowland Heylin, alderman of London; William Gouge, Richard Gibbs, Charles Ofspringe, and John Damport, clerks; Robert Eyre, Christopher Sherland, John White, and Samuel Browne, counselors at law; John Gearinge, Richard Davies, George Harwood, and Francis Bridges, citizens of London; all the foregoing are termed by the testator as his feoffees. Margaret Vero, underage daughter of Henry Vero, and her unnamed brother. Master Doctor James of Oxford given a bequest to further his project ‘of vindicating auntient and Orthodoxe writers from the popish Judices expurgatorij’. Thomas and John Maddox. Thomas Foxley, clerk. Goodman Masters. Robert his manservant. Sir George Shurley, lord chief justice of Ireland.
Co-Executors: Charles Ofspringe, George Harwood, and Francis Bridges. No overseers named.
Witnesses: Henry Allen; Thomas Hudson; John Lawrence; Peter Goodborne (his mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/159, ff.289r-292v (register copy).]
Marten, Henry, citizen and merchant tailor of London.
Date written: 1599/1600 January 17.
Date proved: 1599/1600 February 1.
Family members named: Ann Dowle his sister, wife of Edward Dowle, and their daughter Joan.
Others named: Edward Saunders and wife. Mother Bushe of Whitechapel; John Nicholls and wife.
Co-Executors: Edward and Ann Dowle.
Overseers: John Medcalfe, shipwright; John Tailer, shoemaker.
Witness: William Howe, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/95, f.88r (register copy).]
Martin, Jane, of St Saviour, widow. Testator is ‘reasonable well in bodie’.
Date written: 1629 October 17.
Date proved: 1629 December 18.
Family members named: Blanch Martin her daughter. No other legatees.
Executor: Blanch Martin her daughter; no overseers named.
Witnesses: John Horne; Joan Edrupp.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/156, f.379v (register copy).]
Marten, Nicholas, of St Saviour, innholder. Affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.
Date written: 1575/6 March 4.
Date proved: 1576 March 25.
Family members named: Alice his wife. Thomas Marten his eldest son, not yet 24. Robert his younger son. Joan his daughter, wife of Roger Charlton. Joan and Alice Seele, his wife's kinswomen. Thomas Oliver, shoemaker, and John Wedde, butcher, his brothers in law.
Others named: Thomas Thurman and Oliver Bowker his manservants. John Framton his apprentice. Ellen Hopson his maidservant. Thomas Gwynne. Richard Harman, curate. John Daggett.
Executor: his wife Alice.
Overseers: his cousin John Collett; John Tryne; John Yonge.
Witnesses: Richard Harman, curate; John Tryne; John Yonge.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/58, f].
Mason, Edward, of St Saviour.
Date written: 1618 August 19.
Date proved: 1618 October 1.
Family members named: Lidia Mason his wife. Sara Mason his daughter, to have all his books. Alice Mason his sister.
Others named: William Corden, Henry Reynoldes, George Jubye, John Burrett, and William Welles, his good friends. Marye Crucher, daughter of William Crucher deceased.
Co-Executors: Lidia Mason and Sara Mason.
Overseers: William Corden, Henry Reynoldes, George Jubye, John Burrett, and William Welles.
Witnesses: James Reade, scrivener; George Jubye.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/132, f.273r (register copy).]
Maister, Magdalen, of St Saviour, widow. Testator affirmed her will with a mark not a signature. She is ‘in perfect health of my body’. A bequest to the poor of Clink Liberty, and to ‘every poore widdow’ living in Rotherhithe at the time of her death. A bequest to the poor sisters of Trinity House in Deptford (but this bequest negated in the codicil, and redirected to the poor of Clink Liberty).
Date written: 1609 December 9, with a codicil on December 12.
Date proved: 1614/15 January 18.
Family members named: Olave Maister her son, one of the yeoman warders of the Tower of London. Mary Master, Olave's underage daughter. Magdalen Darby, Olave's married daughter. Ann Cole her daughter, wife of Roger Cole gentleman. Elizabeth Cole, Suzan Cole, and Catelina Cole, underage daughters of Ann and Roger Cole. Sarah Stokes alias Cole, underage daughter of Ann and Roger Cole.
Others named: John Partridge, scrivener, her friend.
Co-Executors: Roger Cole and Ann Cole. Contingent executor, should they default: Olave Maister.
Overseer: John Partridge.
A Codicil appended to the will, in which the testator admonishes her son Olave Maister that he be content with his legacy, and not trouble Roger Cole with any lawsuits concerning the same ‘in any Courte whatsoever’.
Witnesses: Edward Griffin; Thomas Stockes; George Juby (his mark); Thomas Mason, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/125, ff.12v-14v (will); 14v-15v (codicil).]
Mathewes, Thomas, of St Saviour, waterman. Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. He is diseased in body. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church.
Date written: 1640 September 2.
Date proved: 1640 September 15.
Family members named: Alice Mathewes his wife. Sibill Mathewes his brother's underage daughter, to have all his sheep and lambs. No other legatees.
Executor: Alice Mathewes his wife.
Overseers: Richard Awbry and John Heather of St Saviour.
Witnesses: Anthony Pawlett (his mark); John Heather (his mark); Richard Awbrey.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/184, f.37r-v (register copy).]
Mayhew, Jane, of St Saviour, widow. Testator affirmed her will with a mark not a signature. She is sick in body. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church near where her late husband is buried. A bequest to the poor of St Saviour parish. Holds messuages in St Olave parish: one called the Three Kings, on the north side of Chequer Alley, bought of William Potter; another one, adjoining, called the Woolsack, bought of Richard Gurney and Joan his wife; and cottages on the backsides of these messuages. Has a messuage called the Seven Stars, near Battle Bridge in the same parish. Has a messuage called the Cock in the Hoop, in St George parish. Has an inn in Leadenhall street.
Date written: 1623 June 18, with a codicil of about the same date.
Date proved: 1623 June 28.
Family members named: Elizabeth More her sister, wife of Henry More. Jane Willes her daughter, deceased, and her children: John Willes and his wife Marie; sons William Mayhew Willes, Michael Willes, Gabriel Willes, and Anthony Willes, all under 24 years of age; Ann Willes; William Willes, now at sea. Alice Tomlinson, widow, her daughter; William Barber, apprentice, her son by her first husband, unnamed; Gabriel Tomlinson, Samuel Tomlinson, and Alice Tomlinson, underage children by her second husband, unnamed. Anne Nicholson her daughter, wife of Michael Nicholson, and their underage children Michael, Barnard, Gabriell, Jane, Joice, Alice, and Anne Nicholson.
Others named: Anne Gardiner, wife of Richard Gardiner. Thomas Johnson, brewer. Robert Rash. Mr Dr Sutton, lecturer. Mr Archer, minister and preacher. Mr Tomlinson, preacher. Ellen, Elizabeth, and Marie, maidservants to the Nicholsons.
Co-Executors: Anne Nicholson and Michael Nicholson.
Overseers: Elizabeth More, Henry More, and Alice Tomlinson.
Witnesses: to the will: James Reade, scrivener; John Brickwoode, his servant; Richard Sandon. To the codicil: Elizabeth Bowden (her mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/141, ff.448v-451r (register copy).]
Mayhewe, William, of St Saviour, brewer. Testator is sick and weak in body.
Date written: 1612 August 30.
Date proved: 1612 September 15.
Family members named: Jane his wife. Michael Nicholson his son in law, to have all his brewing equipment. Annis Rashe his sister, and Basill and Agnes her two daughters [sic]. William Rashe, his kinsman.
Others named: John Giles, apprentice, and his underage sister Anne Giles. Thomas Isard his servant.
Executor: Jane his wife; no overseers named.
Witnesses: William Rashe (his mark); Henry More; Gabriel Tomlinson; Robert Bankworth, scrivener; John Bagshawe his servant.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/120, f.125r-v (register copy).]
Mayhew, William, of St Saviour, weaver. Testator is sick in body.
Date written: 1649 November 10.
Date proved: 1649 November 29.
Family members named: Elizabeth his wife. Ruth his underage daughter. Mary Pratt his other daughter. Hanna Sinffell his daughter in law, and her two children Sarah Mayhew and Mary Mayhew.
Others named: Matthew Backus and William Lowen, who owe him money.
Executor: Elizabeth his wife; no overseers named.
Witnesses: John Warnor; Lazarus Annis, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/210, ff.122v-123r (register copy).]
Mead, Jacob, of St Saviour, waterman. Testator is sick in body. Bequests to the poor of Clink Liberty in St Saviour and in St Olave, and to his ‘brethren the overseers of the company of watermen’. He holds tenements by lease in the parish of St Olave.
Date written: 1624 July 1, with a codicil on July 4.
Date proved: 1624 July 19.
Family members named: Jacob, Edward and Richard Mead, his three underage sons. Judith Pyttes his daughter, wife of Michael Pyttes, and their underage daughter Alice Pyttes. Joan Berrydge his sister, and her daughter Katherine Grevyll. His mother in law, unnamed.
Others named: Elizabeth Strange. Roger Cole. Nicholas Norman. Andrew Lucas. Ralph Jepson. John Bowen. David Sheffell (who has offered to raise the youngest son Richard Mead). Widow Tyrry of St Olave, sempster. Griffith Hinton. John Facy. Widow Brackes ‘for the paynes that shee hath taken with mee in my sycknes’. Katherine Reynolds his maidservant. [blank] Parssoll, who owes him rent. Edward Collyns.
Co-Executors: Roger Cole, Nicholas Norman, and Andrew Lucas. No overseers named.
Witnesses: William Checkley; John Facye; Griffith Hinton.
Witnesses to the codicil: Edward Collins; Griffith Hinton; Joan Brackes (her mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/143 (register copy), ff.517v-518v, the will; ff.518v-519r, the codicil. See also Prob.10/412 (original will); Prob.8/21, folio unnumbered (probate entry).]
[Transcription: Playhouse Wills, pp.134-138.]
Mee, William, citizen and tallowchandler of London. Testator is ‘in perfect healthe’. Asks to be buried ‘in the parish churche wherein I dwell’. [‘William Mee a vestryman’ buried in the church on 11 December 1610.] A bequest to the poor of St Saviour parish, and to the churchwardens and vestrymen there. A bequest to ‘the Jurye of the Sewers for the tyme beinge in Southwarke’. A bequest to the master, wardens, and livery of the company of tallowchandlers. Testator has a dwelling house in Southwark, and lands in Newington.
Date written: 1610 September 19.
Date proved: 1610/11 January 29.
Family members named: Marian Mee his wife. John Mee, Andrew Mee, and George Mee his children, the latter two underage. No other legatees.
Executors: Marian Mee his wife and John Mee his son.
Overseers: John Marshall, citizen and tallowchandler of London; Richard Salter, citizen and sadler of London; and Edward Pilfold, citizen and tallowchandler of London.
Witnesses: George Genett; John Stocke (his mark); Abraham Dickerman; Roger Price, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/117/78, ff.37v-38v (register copy).]
Mellersh, Richard, of St Saviour, gentleman. Testator is sick in body. Has property in Kent, demised to him by Henry Brooke, late lord Cobham.
Date written: 1608 April 24.
Date proved: 1608 July 4.
Family members named: Emme his wife. Mary Mellersh his daughter, to have all his books. No other legatees.
Executor: Emme his wife.
Overseers: Edward Ab John, gentleman; Edmund Richardes, gentleman; Richard Moore, gentleman.
Witnesses: George Perrin; Bartholomew Sowthbie.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/112, f.118v (register copy).]
[Abstracted in SAC vol.13 p.182.]
Mercer, Peter, of St Saviour, citizen and grocer of London. Nuncupative will. A bequest to the poor of St Saviour parish.
Date declared: 1625 July 28 Thursday.
Date proved: 1625 August 4.
Family members named: William Mercer, Thomas Mercer, John Mercer, Lawrence Mercer, and Margaret Mercer, his brothers and sister. No other legatees.
Executor: William Mercer.
Overseers: Robert Hartford and Joseph Collier.
Witnesses: Richard Kellett (his mark); John Coleman; Rebecca Gwyn; William Bromley.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/146, f.142r (register copy).]
Merrick, George, of St Saviour, butcher. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church. Has property in Gloucestershire. Bequests to the poor of St Saviour and Deptford.
Date written: 1585 April 27.
Date proved: 1585 May 4.
Family members named: Christopher Merrycke, his son and heir, underage. George, John, and Alice Merricke, his other children. Ellen his daughter, perhaps married. His unnamed sister, wife of George Rolfe.
Others named: Robert Purdey, sadler. Henry Alison, scrivener. Mr Serjeant Milles. John Browne of the woodyard and wife. Mr House and wife. Mrs Feltham. Joan Purdey. Joan Alison. Mr Broker. Mr Hutton. Mr Lile. Mr Bate. Mr Luke. Mr Robbinson and wife. John Bromley and wife. Sander Glover. Henry Lewes. Mr Sewell and wife. Mr Stringer and wife. William Burye. Dorothy Seakes, once his maid. Isabel his maid. John Wood's wife. Mr Baigham, butcher. William Flood.
Executor: his son Christopher.
Overseers: Robert Purdey, sadler; Henry Alison, scrivener.
Witnesses: Robert Jackson; Henry Woodwall; Edward Bote; William Cox; John Woode.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/68, ff.165v-166v; the sentence, Prob.11/75, ff.279v-280r.]
NOTE: a Latin 'sentence' relating to the execution of this will was entered on Saturday 30 May 1590.
Metcalfe, John, of St Saviour, shipwright. Affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. Bequests to the poor of Paris Garden and Clink Liberties.
Date written: 1603 October 6.
Date proved: 1603 October 14.
Family members named: Barbara Metcalfe his mother. Alice his wife. Frances his sister.
Others named: Stephen his servant, and three other servants, unnamed. Richard Windmill. Edward Mason.
Executor: his wife Alice.
Overseers: Richard Windmill; Edward Mason.
Witnesses: Francis Otey (his mark); Roger Jones (his mark); Thomas Brigges.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/102, ff.157v-158r (register copy).]
[Abstracted in SAC vol.11 p.121.]
Micklethwaite, Paul, Doctor of Divinity and Master of the Temple of London. [Probably not of St Saviour when he made his will; but he had been a minister to the parish 1625-1627. (Source: Vestry Minute Book.] A bequest to the master, fellows, and scholars of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, for scholarships, and a bequest to that college's library of a great many Hebrew books.
Date written: 1635 August 12.
Date proved: 1640 April 22.
Family members named: Robert Hudson, haberdasher, at the sign of the Red Harrow near London Stone, his cousin. William Armitage, counsellor of the Inner Temple, his cousin. Nathaniel Micklethwaite his nephew, apprentice to Mr Hutchenson, linendraper in Cheapside.
Others named: Richard Pickard, his man. His worthy friends Doctor Brownericke, Mr Holdsworth, Mr Nathaniel Shoot, Mr Josiah Shoot, Mr Archer, Mr Daggett, and Mr fflathers. His friends Mr Brownelowe and Mr Maydwell, charged to look after his man Pickard ‘whome I shall leave destitute’.
Executor: Nathaniel Micklethwaite his nephew.
Overseers: Mr Richard Holdsworth and Mr Robert Hudson.
Witnesses: Amos Mason; Richard Pickard Jr.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/182, f.386r-v (register copy).]
Mylner alias Raynebeard, Thomas, of St Saviour. Nuncupative will ‘by word of mouth without writinge’.
Date declared: 1586/7 March 2.
Date proved: 1586/7 March 8.
Family members named: none.
Others named: Mary Bird, widow, his sole legatee.
Executor: Mary Bird. No overseers named.
Witnesses: Thomas Ladmore; William Burton; Matthew Rade; and others.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/70, f.115v (register copy).]
Milward, Martha, of St Saviour, widow. Nuncupative will.
Date declared: ‘in the tyme of her late sicknes being a litle before her death’.
Date proved: 1633 August 28.
Family members named: John Milward her son, an apprentice. Ann and Mary Milward her daughters. No other legatees.
Executor: none named; administration granted to John Milward her son. No overseers named.
Witnesses: William Langham; Elizabeth Langham (her mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/164, ff.152v-153r (register copy).]
Mynter, John, of St Saviour, whitebaker. Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church, by the right side of his late wife Mary, which will require that ‘some Pues standinge thereaboutes be removed and taken downe’; his executor is to pay for ‘the costes and charges of the settinge vpp againe of the same pewes’. A bequest to the poor children of Christ's Hospital.
Date written: 1585 May 27.
Date proved: 1585 June 25.
Family members named: Margery his wife. Richard Mulcaster and wife, his wife's parents. Elizabeth Randall, his first wife's mother. No other legatees.
Executor: his wife Margery.
Overseers: Richard Mulcaster; John Wilford, merchant tailor.
Witnesses: Thomas Smith; William Cutts, scrivener; Henry Large (his mark); John Dark (his mark); Ralph Yardley (his mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/68, f.268r-v (register copy).]
Moggs, Peter, of St Saviour, pointmaker. Nuncupative will.
Date declared: 1645 August 30 or thereabouts.
Date proved: 1645 October 1.
Family members named: Peter Moggs, his father, deceased, who had left to him property in Bristol. Amy Moggs his wife. No other legatees.
Executor: none named; administration granted to Amy Moggs his widow. No overseers named.
Witnesses: Robert Weale; Amilia Blackwell (her mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/194, f.116r (register copy).]
Moore, Hugh, of St Saviour, fishmonger. Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. (her) Asks to be buried in the Bull's Head churchyard of St Saviour. A bequest to the poor of Clink Liberty, and to the Great Inquest of the liberty.
Date written: 1617 December 8.
Date proved: 1617 December 31.
Family members named: Anne his wife. Margaret, Daniel, Peter, and Anne Moore, his underage children.
Others named: Thomas Pester.
Executor: Anne his wife.
Overseers: William Benfield and Nicholas Norman.
Witnesses: Richard Baker; George Bently; Erasmus Sweatman; Thomas Mason.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/130, ff.460v-461v.]
More, John, of St Saviour, shoemaker. A bequest to, and several mentions of, the Company of Cordwainers; presumably he is a freeman. Has property in London, in the parish of St Mary at Hill. Bequests to poor prisoners in the three Southwark prisons, and to the poorest householders in Nottingham.
Date written: 1568 July 11.
Date proved: 1568 July 16.
Family members named: Alice his late wife. Katherine his now wife. Audrey More his underage child.
Others named: . Alexander Staples. William Serrett, son of Thomas Serrett. Richard Lewes, son of Thomas Lewes. Joan Senet, widow. William Staples. John ?Diar. Thomas Wregg. Oliver Morehowse. John Partridge. John Bonner. John Bendishe. Robert Woodwarde. Walter Taley. Richard Forster.
Executor: wife Katherine.
Overseers: William Staples; John Bonner.
Witnesses: William Staples; John Bonner; Richard Forster.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/50, f.107r-v (register copy).]
Morgan, Hugh, of St Saviour, comfit maker, citizen and grocer of London. Testator is weak in body.
Date written: 1645 October 7.
Date proved: 1645 November 19.
Family members named: Joyce Morgan his wife. Ellis Morgan and Hugh Morgan his underage sons. Lowrey Burch and Margaret Richardson his loving sisters. Anne Atkins his sister in law. Ellis Morgan and William Lewis his kinsmen.
Others named: William Tillsley and Thomas Edmonds, comfit makers.
Executor: Joyce Morgan his wife.
Overseers: William Tillsley and Thomas Edmonds.
Witnesses: Joyce Keaze (her mark); Ellis Morgan; William Lewis; Richard Barnard, scrivener.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/194, ff.249v-250r (register copy).]
Morrey, William, of St Saviour, citizen and merchant tailor of London. Asks to be buried in St Saviour church. Bequest to the poor of St Saviour, and to his fellow vestrymen. Has two tenements in Whitechapel.
Date written: 1590 May 7.
Date proved: 1590 June 20.
Family members named: Joyce his wife. John Britten his cousin, now apprentice to John Crowley. Edmund Hinsley his brother in law and his two daughters. John Morrey his brother and his children Thomas, Margaret, and two other sons, all underage. Joan Farrer his sister, wife of William Farrer, and their underage sons William and John. Margaret Hickman his sister. Margery Hall and John Hall, his cousins, and John's wife Joan. Thomas Sharles his cousin. Samuel Powell, his first wife's son. John his brother.
Others named: Joan Healie his goddaughter.
Executor: his wife Joyce.
Overseers: Thomas House; Robert Face.
Witnesses: John Heathe (his mark); John Halle (his mark); Thomas Sharles.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/75, ff.317r-318v (register copy).]
NOTE: a codicil appended to the will notes a bequest to William Harrison, scrivener.
Moreton, Nicholas, of St Saviour, minister of the word of God. Testator is in competent health. Asks to be buried ‘without needles funerall pompe’. His wife's inheritance from her father of tenements ‘att Shipyard neere Chainegate in Long Southwarke’. Has two leases of property at St Katherine's Hospital near the Tower.
Date written: 1640 May 29.
Date proved: 1640 August 18.
Family members named: Elizabeth Morton his wife. Charles, John, and Nicholas Morton, his three underage sons. Nicholas King his wife's father, deceased. Margaret King his sister in law. William Morton of Coventry, his brother. The two unnamed daughters of his deceased sister Joan Smith. His sister Slyman and her daughter Agnes Slyman. Thomas Kettle of Cornwall, his father in law.
Others named: Mr Pitt of Clifford's Inn, gentleman. Richard Tuffnaile of St Olave, brewer. Philip Parker in Crutched Friars, London, merchant.
Co-Executors: Thomas Kettle and Mr Pitt.
Overseers: Richard Tuffnaile and Philip Parker.
Witnesses: Margaret King; Dorothy Write (her mark); Anthony ?Harpley; Margerie Gladwine; Philip Parker.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/183, f.490r-v (register copy).]
Mossen, Moyses, of St Saviour, silk dyer. Testator is sick in body. Has property in Hensbergh, ‘in the partes beyond the seas’ (Heinsberg, Germany?).
Date written: 1613 November 2.
Date proved: 1613 November 24.
Family members named: Mary his wife, and the unborn child she is carrying. Elizabeth Mossen his underage daughter. Godfrey Mossen his brother. Godfrey Mossen his father, deceased. Elizabeth Mossen and Katherine Mossen his sisters.
Others named: Godfrey Richards, citizen and dyer of London. Henry Jones, citizen and merchant tailor of London.
Executor: Mary his wife.
Overseers: Godfrey Richards and Henry Jones.
Witnesses: John Gittins, scrivener; Godfrey Richards; Christopher Loeffs; Henry Jones; William Jolson (his mark).
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/122, f.233r-v (register copy).]
Mulron, John, probably of St Saviour. An unconventional will; no preliminary testament of faith. Will signed ‘by me John Mulron’. A bequest to the livery and yeomanry of ‘my Companye of ffruterers of London’.
Date written: 1607 December 13.
Date proved: 1607 December 15. A ‘John Mironey’ was buried ‘in the Church’ on 17 December.
Family members named: Margaret his wife. John Mulronde, servant to James Wall, citizen and fruiterer of London. Walter Mulrone of Clonmel in Ireland. James Mulrone, citizen and fruiterer of London, and his underage son James. Edmund Mulrone.
Others named: David Bulger, citizen and fruiterer of London, and his unnamed wife, who owe him money. William Bennett, fruiterer, also citizen and woollen draper of London, who owes him money. The unnamed wife of Jasper Welshe, citizen and fruiterer of London, deceased, who owes him money. Robert Swayne and Thomas Crofte, citizens and fruiterers of London, who owe him money.
Executor: Margaret his wife. No overseers named.
Witnesses: Michael Lucas, servant to Richard Hall, clerk of the sewers; Stephen Stretch.
[Reference: TNA, Prob.11/110/487, ff.374v-375r (register copy).]