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64. Robert FENN [19656], son of John FENN of Kenton Gent [19664] and Jane SHULVARD [19665], was baptised on 3 Nov 1681 in Kenton SFK.

General Notes:
This family are a good fit, but not proven, to the Fenn/Fynn's of Ofton and Coddenham, there are some lose ends, one factor that is a Debenham death notice - "Mary Fenn buried at St Mary Debenham 20 May 1704 wife of Robert" this woman must be accounted for before the matter can be moved forward.

Another question is who was the Robert Fenn apprentice below. Where was his apprenticeship served and what were his family's connections to the Guilds?
London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1700
Fenn Robert son of John, Kenton, Suffolk gentleman to Thomas Cave 2 Dec 1695 12 Mar
1699/1700 turned over to Thomas Dyer, citizen & salter the Grocers Company.
Ref: British Origins.net

The Salters Company in 2015 advise that the Salters' Dictionary of Members, which includes all the details extracted from the Salters' Company apprenticeship (from 1678) and freedom (from 1716) shows:
There is nobody by the name of John Fenn or Robert Fenn listed in the Dictionary.
There is nobody by the name of Thomas Cave listed in the Dictionary.
There are references to two members named Thomas Dyer in the Dictionary: 1) Thomas Dyer, made a freeman or member of Salters, 6 January 1646/7 (at this time, the new year didn't begin until late March); 2) the same Thomas Dyer as mentioned in your reference from British Origins.net , but sadly no further details about him are included in the Dictionary, and I'm afraid that there are no address details either (this was very rare in the earlier registers).
The word 'citizen' in your British Origins reference does mean citizen of the City of London.

Kenton is a small village about 8 miles from Coddenham, 10.5 from Barking Suffolk.

Ipswich Record Office:
Register FB44/D1/1 1538-1684
Containing: - Baptisms, 1538-1684.
Marriages, 1539-1683.
Burials, 1538-1684.

Register FB44/D1/2 1684-1776
Containing:- Baptisms, 1684-1776.
Marriages, 1684-1754.
Burials, 1684-1775

Register FB44/D1/3 1772-1845
Containing:- Baptisms, 1772-1812, 1844.
Burials, 1772-1812, 1844-5.

FB44/D2/1
MS copy of the transcriptions of KENTON church yard inscriptions copied, 8 APR. 1929 - 1 sheet missing

FB44/G1/1 1768 - 1783
Overseers' Account Book
Very bad condition; pages loose and disintegrating.

Kenton
Baptisms
Robert Fenn c son of John & Jane 3 Nov 1681
Last Fenn entry at Kenton 1763 in ELF's records

Suffolk Burial Index
Deaths
Robert Fen/Fenn/Fynn.
Robert Fen 7 Dec 1737 Cratfield.
Robert Fenn 18 May 1767 Gt Saxham
Robert Fenn 10 Jan 1750 Copdock
Robert Fynn son of Robert 10 Aug 1727 Offton
Kenton Parish Records
Ipswich R.O. FB44

Marriages
Robert Fenn 19 Jul 1720 St Nicholas Wrentham SFK
Robert Fenn Lic to marry Mary Pleasant 23 Jun 1718 - Faculty Marr Lic, Findmypast
Robert Fenn m Eliz Coppinger 1666 Boyds FMP
Robert Fenn m Sarah Marks 1679 Harkstead Boyds

Research Notes:
Robert Fenn
Baptism Date: 3 Nov 1681
Baptism Place: Kenton,Suffolk,England
Father: John Fenn
Mother: Jane
FHL Film Number: 919621

Robert Fenn
Marriage year1702
Marriage date08 Feb 1702
Marriage placeKenton
Spouse's first name(s)Mary
Spouse's last nameSmith
CountySuffolk
England Marriages 1538-1973

Parish Register Transcripts J426/6 Offton Parish Memorandum 1716 . 'I gave leave to Robert Fynne of this Parish to digg in ye half acre meadow belonging to this vicarage only to raise a little Mould to better one Part of his Standard Fence lying against ye Meadow which now looks like a Ditch but ye owners or mensuers of that land on ye east Side of ye Meadow have no Ditch in ye Meadow as I can testify by my Hand - L Leake Vicar.' [Leake Senior - burial unknown)

Also Memorandum 1719. 'From ye West corner of ye Vicarage House at ye 3rd post and ye paling is a well used by both houses which I put by being in ye way of ye Paling and digg'd a new one which serves both houses.' L Leake Vicar.
'In the year 1794 I made a Brick Arch over the above mentioned well.' L Leake Vicar - buried Offton 15 October 1796. [Leake Junior]
Ref: Mike Fenn 2014

Mike Fenn writes 2015
Finally managed to visit the Record Office and looked at the Morley Collection HA87/A3 Willisham & Offton . No joy I am afraid as mainly to do with tithes and deeds to do with a Dawes and Grimwood.
Offton- agreements with Rev Leake
FB16/C/1 1710 - nothing concerning the Fynns
FB16/C3/2 1713. More successful - see photocopy attached with an excellent signature of Robert Ffynn.
No joy concerning apprenticeships in the 17th century concerning Fenns, Fynns.
All the best for 2015
Mike

Robert married Mary SMITH [19657] in 1702 in Kenton SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Mary FENN [19658] (baptised on 30 Aug 1705 in Barking SFK)

         ii.  Robert FENN [19659] (baptised on 17 Mar 1705/06 in Barking ESS - buried on 10 Aug 1727 in Offton SFK)

32      iii.  Simon FENN of Offton [4544] (born about 1712, baptised Offton SFK - buried on 2 Jan 1780 in Baylham SFK)

         iv.  Jane FENN [19660] (baptised on 12 Jul 1713 in Offton SFK)

          v.  Abraham FENN [19662] (baptised on 9 Mar 1715/16 in Offton SFK)

         vi.  William FENN [19663] (baptised on 15 May 1721 in Offton SFK)


65. Mary SMITH [19657] .

General Notes:
Boyds.
A Mary Smith married ? at Kenton 1698 SFK - Boyds

Robert Fenn m Mary Smith, Kenton 1702

Robert Fen m Mary Smith, Archdeaconry License 1702
Suffolk Buriel Index, Boyds

Mary Fenn buried at St Mary Debenham 20 May 1704 wife of Robert.
This entry must be accounted for

Robert Fenn marriages to a Mary.
Robert Fenn to Mary Ingram of Thrigby (by Gt Yarmouth) Norfolk 15 Jul 1690.
Robert Fenn to Mary Coules of Wroxham NFK 9 May 1686
Robert Fenn to Mary Mann of Norwich 18 Sep 1698
Robert Finn to Mary Rogers of Kings Lynn 16 May 1669
Robert Fenn to Mary Ward 1658 Boxford

Barking
Mary Fenn 12 Nov 1724
Suffolk Buriel Index

Baylham
Mary Fenn resident of Baylham buried 30 May 1767 Baylham
Suffolk Buriel Index

Baylham
Mary Fenn resident of Baylham buried 26 Feb 1769 Baylham

Mary married Robert FENN [19656] in 1702 in Kenton SFK. Robert was baptised on 3 Nov 1681 in Kenton SFK.

72. Robert LIVEING [436], son of John LIVEING [7033] and Elizabeth [16619], was born in 1684, died on 15 May 1745 at age 61, and was buried on 17 May 1745 in Harwich Churchyard.

General Notes:
Robert died intestate, administration granted Robert his son 8 Jun 1745 ref Essex Record Office D/DU 206/6. Martha named as widow, the schedule of Robert snr's assets includes the fishing vessel "The Robert & Martha" L130-6-10, the fishing vessel "Daniel & Philips" L102-0-10. Roberts assets totaled L860-3-7 however discharges from the estate totaled over L1207-0-6 including Robert Jnr's wage claim and other debts.

Essex Record Office D/DU 206/6.
14 Documents deposited by the Guildhall Library.
Period 1730 - 1746 containing the following:
Marriage bond between Arthur Lowe Bowman of Ratcliff, Middlesex, gent. and Sarah Narbrow, daughter-in-law of Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman, that Robert Liveing will assign one child or one third part of his estate to Arthur Lowe Bowman on the death of himself and his wife Martha, 7 July 1730;

Deed of sale of one quarter of the 'Robert and Martha' of Harwich (46 tons) for L100 by Robert Liveing the elder of Harwich to Robert Liveing the younger of Harwich, fisherman, with Robert Liveing the younger to be sole master, 4 April 1732;

Bond for the payment of L80 by Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman to Rebecca Hudspeth of Harwich, widow, 7 July 1735; Bond for the payment of L100 by Robert Liveing of Harwich, mariner to John Goodman of St. Mary at Hill, City of London, 24 August 1741, with acknowledgement of full payment received, 28 March 1746;

Bond for the payment of L100 by Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman to Samuel Lucas, previously of Harwich, but now of Chelmondiston, Suffolk, esq. at the rate of L5 a year as payment for one eighth of the 'Robert and Martha' purchased 26 January 1720, 26 January 1743;

Acknowledgement by John Blacksel of Harwich, merchant that his father-in-law Robert Liveing spent L80 in 1730 on household goods for him and that he paid half his rent, L49 10s. and that both these sums are part of 'my Fortune' following the death of Mrs Liveing, 18 January 1745;

Inventory of goods on estate of Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman, deceased 1745, including the 'Robert & Martha' and the 'Daniel & Philips' fishing boats, 13 June 1745 (two copies);
Note of L510 15s. wages due to Robert Liveing, the son of Robert Liveing, as master for 13 years 5 weeks at 15s. a week 'the usual wages paid masters in that employ', May 1745;

Letters of administration appointing Robert Liveing as executor, 8 June 1745; account of Robert Liveing as administrator for the estate of Robert Liveing, 1746, with (itemised) list of debts paid and account of discharge of outstanding bonds to Samuel Lucas, John Goodman and Rebecca Hudspeth.

Research Notes:
Essex Record Office Q/SR 370/14
SESSIONS ROLL MICHAELMAS 1656
Dates of Creation 17 September 1656
Scope and Content:
Indictment of John Morris of Rivenhall gentleman assaulted William Liveing there. Witnesses: Liveinge, Matth. Ram. Acknowledeth. Fined.

Essex Record Office T/A 418/164/16
CALENDAR OF ESSEX ASSIZE RECORDS
Essex Assize File [ASS 35/108/1]
Assizes held at Brentwood 16 March 1667
Scope and Content Indictment of rich. Petty of Birchanger labourer, 25 December 18 Charles II, about 5 p.m. broke into the house of Thomas Liveing and stole a cloth doublet woth 6d., a pair of cloth breeches worth 6d. and a cloth coat worth 6d. Pleads not guilty; guilty, to be hanged. Witnesses: Thomas Liveing, Lydia Liveing, William Liveing. [ASS 35/108/1/16]

Essex Record Office D/P 15/25/58
Parish records NEWPORT, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN
Level: Sub-Fonds CHARITIES
Dates of Creation 22, 23 Apl. 1740
Scope and Content:
Lease and release. Appointment of new trustees for Graces Charity.
A Thomas Liveing is recorded as a Trustee

Essex Record Office D/P 15/25/55
Parish records NEWPORT, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN
Dates of Creation 22, 23 May 1724
Scope and Content:
Lease and release. Appointment of new trustees Gaces' Charity by order in Chancery.
An Edward Liveing is recorded as a Trustee.

Are the above family of Robert?

Robert married Martha VINYARD [143]. Martha was born in 1670, was baptised on 24 Jun 1672 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 15 Sep 1748 at age 78, and was buried on 18 Sep 1748 in Harwich Churchyard.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  LIVEING [7127] (died on 18 Jan 1744/45)

         ii.  LIVEING [9606]

36      iii.  Robert LIVEING [427] (baptised on 16 Jan 1713/14 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS - died on 28 Apr 1785, buried in Harwich Churchyard)


73. Martha VINYARD [143], daughter of John VINYARD [21826] and Mary [21827], was born in 1670, was baptised on 24 Jun 1672 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 15 Sep 1748 at age 78, and was buried on 18 Sep 1748 in Harwich Churchyard.

General Notes:
Robert and Martha had two daughters.

Essex Record Office Q/SR 479/7
SESSIONS ROLL EPIPHANY 1694
Scope and Content:
Recognizance of Robert Stubbing of Great Canfield yeoman and William Vinyard of Great Dunmow gent.; Peter Stubbing of "Estaine Magna" (Great Easton) labourer to answer the overseers thereof touching a female bastard child born of Ann Patience of the same, singlewoman, likely to be chargeable thereto. Added: 3 January Release of security.

Essex Record Office Q/SR 381/21
SESSIONS ROLL MICHAELMAS 1659.
Scope and Content:
Presentments by Hundreds of Uttlesford, Freshwell, Clavering and Dunmow. John Vinyard of Great Dunmow, for drawing and selling beer without licence.

Are these persons Martha's family?

Martha was a widow at her death

Martha married Robert LIVEING [436]. Robert was born in 1684, died on 15 May 1745 at age 61, and was buried on 17 May 1745 in Harwich Churchyard.


74. William HEARN [9851], son of William HERNE [6248] and Sarah SANCROFT [18687], was baptised on 22 Nov 1696 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 12 Jun 1763 at age 66, and was buried on 13 Jun 1763 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS.

General Notes:
Essex RO D/Du 206/8 1774
We whose names are hereunto subscribed Children and Grandchildren of William Hearn deceased late of Harwich in the County of Essex Fishermen to desire Mr Robert Liveing to surviving Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said William Hearn to sell and dispose of all the Messuages or Tenements in Harwich late of the said William Hearn with the vessel and all the fishing utensils and all the remaining household goods plate and furniture of him the said William Hearn for the best price or prices can be got for the same in order that the produce may be divided or put out at interest according to the directions of the said Will and We do hereby promise and agree to sign seal and deliver any Deed or Deeds Writing or Writings that shall on our part or parts be required for the authorising making or confirming such Sale or Disposal of all or any part or parts of the premises when required.
Witness our hands this 20th day of August in the year of our Lord 1774.
William Hearn, G. Ward, Elizabeth Ward, Edmund Hunt, Mary Hunt, Robert Liveing Jnr., William Liveing, William Hearn Jnr., Thomas Hearn, William Jackson, Mary Jackson, John Hines for my children - Mary Hines, Roger Hines, Maurice Hines.
Signed by William Hearn, George Ward, Elizabeth Ward, Edmund Hunt, Mary Hunt, Robert Liveing the younger, William Liveing, William Hearn the younger, Thomas Hearn, Mary Jackson, and John Hines for his children, Richard White and his wife Ann.
In the presence of us: B Didier, . . . . . Didier
Signed by William Jackson in the presence of us - John Philby William . . . . .

William had a fishing boat called the "William & Sarah" which was sold by auction Sept 1774. ERO D/DU 206/8
Robert Liveing was the sole surviving executor of Williams estate.

D/DU 206/8
Repository: Essex Record Office
Level: Category Miscellaneous
Level: Fonds MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS ETC.
Level: Sub-Fonds DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Reference Code: D/DU 206/8
Dates of Creation: 1763-1785
Extent: 16 items
Scope and Content:
Detailed inventory (8 pp.), with rough inventory and valuation of fishing vessel, made at the death of William Hearn, includes the entry for 'Wages paid the ship's company upon account of the last voyage to Norway which was 7 weeks...'
12 June 1763; agreement between the children of William Hearn, deceased to let his vessel go to sea uninsured
19 October 1763; book entitled 'The Accounts of Smiths work from Mr Francis Stevens for Mr Robert Liveing's vessel Building for him by Mr Turner', with detailed accounts of iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack'
1765 (16 pp.), accounts of stock bought by Mrs Ann Hearn and Robert Liveing, executors of Captain Thomas Hearn's will 1766, and receipts given by Mary Jackson, daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn
1769-1785; attested copy of bond between William Jackson of Ipswich, printer and Thomas Hearn of Harwich, mariner, made on the separation of William Jackson and his wife Mary, formerly Mary Hearn, granddaughter of William Hearn and a beneficiary under his will
16 December 1771; petition by children and grandchildren of William Hearn, deceased, late of Harwich, fisherman requesting Robert Liveing, surviving executor of William Hearn to sell remainder of Hearn's property
20 August 1774; estimates for the sails, 'cordage and anchors etc.' and 'Casks Tubbs etc.' on the 'William & Sarah'
1774; inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich
16 September 1774; list of deeds and papers ('writeings') and plate taken from house, valuation of fishing vessel property of Mrs Sarah Hearn deceased and inventories and conditions of sale of house in St. Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk of Sarah Hearn, widow
23 September 1774; inventory and conditions of sale of house in Kings Head Street, Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland
30 September 1774; note of agreement between Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman and Henry Carter of Monewden, Suffolk, farmer to sell for 1050 to Carter the copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard occupied by Thomas Emmerson and Henry Carter
14 October 1774; rough inventory of William Hearn's fishing vessel with rough estimate of value.
Date From:1763 to 1785
This document has been indexed. The indexes are listed below.
Index TypeIndex TermsDescription
Subjects Boats Accounts of iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack', Harwich 1765, inventories etc. 1763-1785.
Subjects Farmer Henry Carter of Monewden Suffolk farmer, 1774.
Subjects Fisherman William Hearn deceased late of Harwich fisherman and Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman, 1763-1785.
Subjects Fishing Inventories, conditions of sale, accounts etc. boats in Harwich, 1763-1785.
Subjects Insurance Agreement between the children of William Hearn deceased to let his vessel go to sea uninsured 1763.
Subjects Mariner Thomas Hearn of Harwich mariner, 1771.
Subjects Plate List of plate taken from house of Mrs Sarah Hearn, 1774.
Subjects Printers William Jackson of Ipswich printer, 1771.
Personal Names Ann Hearn Executor of Captain Thomas Hearn, 1766, 1769-1785.
Personal Names Francis Stevens Account of iron used in the construction of fishing smack, 1765.
Personal Names Henry Carter Of Monewden Suffolk farmer agreement to purchase copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard, 1774.
Personal Names John Rudland Inventory and condtions of sale of house in Kings Head Street Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Personal Names John Rudland Inventory and condtions of sale of house in Kings Head Street Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Personal Names Mary Jackson Receipts given by Mary Jackson daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn for money received under will 1769-1785, bond on separation from husband William 1771.
Personal Names Nathaniel Westhorp Inventory and condtions of sale of house in Kings Head Street Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Personal Names Robert Liveing Account of iron used for new smack, 1765, account of stock purchased as executor, 1766, petition to sell property of William Hearn and agreement for sale, 1774.
Personal Names Sarah Hearn Inventory and conditions of sale of house in St Nicholas Ipswich Suffolk of Sarah Hearn widow 1774, valuation of fishing vessel. Personal Names Thomas Emmerson Part occupant of copyhold messuage of manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard, 1774. Personal Names Thomas Hearn Of Harwich mariner, bond with William Jackson on separation from wife Mary Jackson formerly Hearn, 1771.
Personal Names William Hearn Detailed inventory, 1763, agreement for vessel to sail uninsured, 1763, petition by descendants to executor to sell property, 1774. Personal Names William Jackson Of Ipswich printer attested copy of bond with Thomas Hearn of Harwich mariner made on separation from wife Mary formerly Mary Hearn 1771.
Personal Names Captain Thomas Hearn Accounts of stock bought by Mrs Ann Hearn and Robert Liveing executors of Captain Thomas Hearn's will 1766 and receipts given by Mary Jackson 1769-1785.
Personal Names Mr Turner Built new fishing smack for Robert Liveing, 1765.
Place Names Harwich Inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich 1774.
Place Names Norway 'Wages paid the ship's company upon account of the last voyage to Norway', William Hearn, Harwich, 1763.
Place Names Suffolk, Monewden Agreement for sale of copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard, 1774. Place Names Kings Head Street Harwich Inventory and condtions of sale of house occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Place Names St Nicholas Suffolk, Ipswich Inventory and conditions of sale of house in parish of Sarah Hearn widow 1774.
Place Names St Nicholas Suffolk, Ipswich Inventory and conditions of sale of house in parish of Sarah Hearn widow 1774.
Document TypesAccounts Iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack', Harwich 1765.
Document Types Bond Attested copy of bond between William Jackson of Ipswich printer and Thomas Hearn of Harwich mariner made on the separation of William Jackson and his wife Mary 1771.
Document Types Conditions of sale Sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich 1774.
Document Types Inventory House in St Nicholas Ipswich Suffolk of Sarah Hearn widow 1774.
Document Types Petition Of descendants of William Hearn deceased late of Harwich fisherman requesting Robert Liveing surviving executor to sell remainder of Hearn's property 1774.
Document Types Petition Of descendants of William Hearn deceased late of Harwich fisherman requesting Robert Liveing surviving executor to sell remainder of Hearn's property 1774.
Document Types Receipt Given by Mary Jackson daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn under will of father 1769-1785.
Document Types Valuations Of fishing vessel property of Mrs Sarah Hearn deceased.
Institutions 'William and Sarah' Inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich 1774.
Institutions Manor of Easton Hoo, Suffolk Agreement to sell copyhold messuage, 1774.
ESS R/O 2013 http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.aspx?ThisRecordsOffSet=1&id=26701.

Extracts from The Will of William Hearn
16 Oct 1759.
In the Name of God Amen.
I William Hearn in the County of Essex fishermen being in good health of body and of a sound and disposing mind and memory . . . . . I therefore this 16th day of October in the year of our Lord 1759 make and declare this is my last Will and Testament in manner and form following . . . . . my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my loving wife Sarah . . . . . I give and bequeath unto Sarah my beloved wife my Messuages, Tenements Lands in Monewden and towns adjoining in the county of Suffolk . . . . . in the tenure of John's Steptoe . . . . . the copyhold part whereof held of the several Manors of Hoo Hall Monewden with Solyards and Hoo-Charsfield . . . . . Also my vessel and all my fishing utensils and also all my mortgages bonds notes household goods plate and furniture and all other my estate goods chattels and effects whatsoever all and singular for and during the term of her natural life.
After my wife's decease my son Thomas Hearn and my son-in-law Robert Liveing whom I have hereinafter appointed executors of this my last Will . . . . . make sale of my said Messuages, Tenements Lands in Monewden and towns adjoining in the county of Suffolk . . . . . in the tenure of John's Steptoe the copyhold part whereof held of the several Manors of Hoo Hall Monewden with Solyards and Hoo-Charsfield . . . . . Also my vessel and all my fishing utensils and also all my mortgages bonds notes household goods plate and furniture and all other my estate goods chattels and effects whatsoever . . . . . and the money arising from the sale thereof shall divide equally amongst such of my children as shall be then living share and share alike and in case any of my children shall depart this life leaving child or children before the death of my said wife . . . . . such child or children shall enjoy and take such part and share as their father and mother would have had . . . . . And whereas I have given to my daughter Martha Hines L100 and to my daughter Sarah Liveing L105 and to my daughter Elizabeth Ward L100 . . . . . to go in part of their several and respective shares of my estate And whereas I gave my daughter Elenor late wife of Joseph Dean the sum of L100 I do hereby declare that I do not intend her or her children any further benefit by this my Will only I do hereby give and devise unto my grandson William her son the sum of L50 to be paid him when he shall arrive at his age of 21 years . . . . . Also all my wearing apparel whatsoever I give and bequeath to my son's Thomas and William Hearn equally between them . . . . . I do hereby name . . . . . my said loving wife Sarah executrix together with my son Thomas Hearn and my son-in-law Robert Liveing both of Harwich aforesaid executors of this my last Will . . . . . and do give to each of them two guineas for a ring on accepting the care as my executors . . . . . To this my last Will . . . . . I set my hand and seal.
William Hearn
Witnesses J. Orlebar, Isaac Crow, William Truelove.
This Will was proved at London the 12th day of August 1763 by the oaths of Sarah Hearn widow and relict Thomas Hearn son Robert Liveing executors.
Copy of Will on this file.

Research Notes:
Placing William as son of William baptised Mistley 1642 is pure conjecture.
E L Fenn 2009.

Baptism has ? by researcher for some reson

William married Sarah SIMKIN [6257]. Sarah was baptised on 8 Jan 1701/02 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 9 Aug 1774 at age 72, and was buried on 12 Aug 1774 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Martha HEARN [18177] (buried on 29 Jul 1766 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS)

37       ii.  Sarah HEARN [428] (born circa 1723 - died on 21 Jul 1772, buried in Harwich Churchyard)

        iii.  Eleanor HEARN [9857] (born in 1728 - buried on 24 Apr 1757 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS)

         iv.  William HEARN [9855] (born about 1733 - buried on 14 Sep 1810 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS)

          v.  Capt Thomas HEARN Snr [6247] (born in 1721 - died in 1766, buried in St Nicholas Harwich ESS)

         vi.  Elizabeth HEARN [9854]

        vii.  Mary HEARN [9852] (baptised on 29 Jun 1743 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS - died on 12 Nov 1780 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS)


75. Sarah SIMKIN [6257], daughter of George SIMKIN [21837] and Sarah SCOTT [21838], was baptised on 8 Jan 1701/02 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 9 Aug 1774 at age 72, and was buried on 12 Aug 1774 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS.

Sarah married William HEARN [9851]. William was baptised on 22 Nov 1696 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 12 Jun 1763 at age 66, and was buried on 13 Jun 1763 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS.

76. HARROLD [21863] .

General Notes:
The Harrold family may have come from Stowmarket

married someone.

His child was:

38        i.  Thomas HARROLD [131] (born in 1726 - died on 31 Oct 1791)




78. Edward BETTS [20605], son of Edward BETTS [21851] and Ann [21852], was buried in Mar 1780.

General Notes:
Reference: D/DC 29/3 ERO
Title:
Deed: Esther Hall of Colchester (widow and devisee of Thomas Hall of same, gentleman), John Halls of Fordham, clerk (his eldest brother), and James Smyth of Upton in West Ham, esquire (sole executor of Robert Pyott of Layer de la Haye, esquire, deceased), to William Daniel of Colchester, gentleman.

Redhouse Farm (containing 60 acres) in parish of St. Michael, Mile End in Colchester, with its appurtenances fields heretofore called Seven Acres, Kell Field, Long Field, Hockers, Cooks, a field adjoining the last, and a field adjoining the King's Meadow, which last 2 fields contain 11 acres, also 2 fields called Ten Acres and Eight Acres; all late in occupation of Daniel Chapman and now of Edward Betts. Also 3 newly brick built houses, late in several occupation of Joseph Harris, Joseph Coule and William Kidloy, now of Richard Freshfeild, Abraham Devart and Samuel Talworth, and 1 and a half acres meadow on east side of the houses; all in parish of St. Peter, Colchester.

Recites: (1) Settlement for 600, 7 De
Scope and Content:
Esther Hall of Colchester (widow and devisee of Thomas Hall of same, gentleman), John Halls of Fordham, clerk (his eldest brother), and James Smyth of Upton in West Ham, esquire (sole executor of Robert Pyott of Layer de la Haye, esquire, deceased), to William Daniel of Colchester, gentleman.

Redhouse Farm (containing 60 acres) in parish of St. Michael, Mile End in Colchester, with its appurtenances fields heretofore called Seven Acres, Kell Field, Long Field, Hockers, Cooks, a field adjoining the last, and a field adjoining the King's Meadow, which last 2 fields contain 11 acres, also 2 fields called Ten Acres and Eight Acres; all late in occupation of Daniel Chapman and now of Edward Betts. Also 3 newly brick built houses, late in several occupation of Joseph Harris, Joseph Coule and William Kidloy, now of Richard Freshfeild, Abraham Devart and Samuel Talworth, and 1 and a half acres meadow on east side of the houses; all in parish of St. Peter, Colchester.

Recites: (1) Settlement for 600, 7 December 1728, (i) Thomas Halls, gentleman, (ii) Robert Price esquire and William Boys maltster; (iii) said Esther by name of Esther Borrodell spinster; all of Colchester; on marriage of Thomas and Esther; (2) death of Thomas without issue, 16 May 1736, and his Will, 14 March 1734/5, devising the above premises to Esther; (3) Bill in Chancery, Hilary Term 1736, filed by Smyth against said Esther and John Halls reciting that Thomas, 9 November 1729, had executed a Bond to Pyott in penal sum of 200 for payment of 100 which he had neglected to pay [with a few subsequent details]
Dates of Creation:
8 November 1742.
Not proven to this Edward Betts

Research Notes:
An Edward Betts and Deborah Orbell married 27 Nov 1733 at Milding (Milden) SFK
Ancestry IGI Film 989983 (Not searched).

This may indicate Edward married only once

Edward married Ann ORBELL [21859].

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Ambrose BETTS [20606] (died on 11 Apr 1826)

         ii.  Margaret BETTS [21849] (buried in Aug 1780)

        iii.  Edward BETTS [21862] (born circa 1736 - died circa 1826)

         iv.  Ann BETTS [21850] (born circa 1754 - died on 29 Mar 1827)

Edward next married Deborah [21848]. Deborah was buried in Jun 1791.

Children from this marriage were:

39        i.  Deborah BETTS [21861] (born in 1726 - died on 14 Jul 1809)

         ii.  BETTS [26150]


79. Deborah [21848] was buried in Jun 1791.

Research Notes:
The Betts family are unproven and developed from Family Tree's in the Liveing Archive.

It is quite likely Deborah was the mother of some of Edwards children, Deborah Betts has been placed as the daughter of Deborah based on her name and birthdate

Deborah married Edward BETTS [20605]. Edward was buried in Mar 1780.


80. John ALSTON Snr [4025], son of Daniel ALSTON of Edwardstone [117] and Margaret PAINE of Milden [118], was baptised on 4 Dec 1664 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 26 Jun 1742 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
John sonne of Daniell Alstone & Margarett his wife baptised 4 Dec 1664 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

He is described as John Alston Snr in this tree this ignores the fact that he was described as Jnr at his son's baptism.

That this John was a farmer of Edwardstone and had these four sons etc is based on the old tree below:
Alstoniana Pg 371

Pedigree of Samuel Alston the elder of Edwardstone in Suffolk Maltster taken in 1745 (the paper is torn but sufficient remains to decipher . .45 and Samuel the father Will was proved in 1754) and of the whole family from Jno.
John Alston (the Ancestor)
John
John Thomas Jacob

Samuel
Samuel Sarah Ann Mary

Thomas
Thomas Grace

Jacob
Mary Jacob John Martha Elizabeth Sarah
= = d1746 = = =
Jno Wiske Ann Alston Stansfield Dounie Tiffin

This tree is inconclusive but cannot be ignored for line of names and Edwardstone roots.

That birth or baptism records of 3 of John's sons have not been knowingly found indicate he might have been living away from Edwardstone at some point, or that they are recorded at the same location as his untraced marriage, probably his wife's home?

SUFFOLK POLL, 1702.
Edwardstone - John Alston voted for Ld. Dysart and Sr. Rob. Davers.

SUFFOLK POLL, 1710.
Edwardstone - A John Alston voted for Sir Philip Parker

1667 Hearth Tax:
A John Alston was taxed on ? hearths at Great Waldingfield
1669 Hearth Tax:
John Alstan of Gt Waldingfield 3 hearths
1674 Hearth Tax:
John Alston of Gt Waldingfield 3 hearths

GT. WALDINGFIELD.
Tithe payers 1693.
John Alston and Samuel Alston of Edwardstone.

12 Jun 1711.
John Alston the elder took occupation etc of Grovefield, Thornfields, Bakers Meadow, Rudland's Bottom, from Will Chaplin of Bury John Newman also Jaggard gents. . . . .
Henry Corry Papers (1951) Edwardstone Hall.
Ref:Bury RO 391/72

Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
21 Jan 1711/12
Samuel Alston & John Alston - Being indicted for Petty Larceny and whipt in Open Court are to be discharged paying their food being 6/4d each.
On file 2003
Does this refer to Johns sons ?

Research Notes:
Edwardstone Vicarage,
1st March, 1898.
Dear Sir,
At last I am able to send you copies of all the Alston baptisms marriages and burials recorded from 1646 to 1760
Our registers only date from 1645 therefore all previous books must have been either lost or destroyed. I had no idea when I first wrote to you that there were so many entries. . . . . I have spent hours and hours in searching the registers and in deciphering the indistinct writing.
I shall not forget about the memorial slabs and the "New House" Believe me,
Yours faithfully,
(Rev.) PAKENHAM WEST.

Edwardstone Vicarage
10 March, 1898.
Dear Sir, . . . . . I think it is most probable that the older Registers were destroyed in Cromwell's time. No doubt they contained many interesting records of your ancestors.
I enclose copies of inscriptions on memorial slabs, which were removed to the Lady Chapel about the year 1878 ; formerly they lay in the nave and side aisle but they are less likely to be damaged in their present position.
With regard to the New House I have made many enquiries.
It was not Edwardstone Hall because the Brands occupied that house and it is mentioned on their tombs in the Church. Nor the Grove which was a large house built last century by Colonel Waring during the lifetime of an old parishioner's (aged 85) grandfather and pulled down about 70 years ago by Richard Waring. (It was in fact the Grove ELF 2001) Nor the Lodge which is a small modern house so that I have come to the conclusion that the New House was either Edwardstone House or a smaller house about 500 yards nearer to Boxford.
May yet be able to find out which of these was built by Isaac Alston.
Believe me, yours faithfully,
(Rev.) PAKENHAM WEST.
Alstoniana Pg 376/7

Comments on John Alston [4025] son of Daniel & Margaret:
That John's parents are Samuel and Mary was suggested by Dr E L Fenn in 1898 but not accepted by Cresswell, or E L Fenn in 2001 who conjectures that the biblical christian names are more likely to have come down from Daniel and Margaret.

John sonne of Daniell Alstone & Margarett his wife baptised 4 Dec 1664 Edwardstone. IGI & Edwardstone Parish Transcripts Alstoniana.

John is described as John Jnr as father to some of his children? Perhaps Jnr in relation to John [164] the cousin?

A John Allston was born 1666 Newton IGI no parents detailed but a wife shown Elizabeth Harris.

John Alston snr is named in an Indenture dated 1728 Ref 391 Corry Papers unlisted & unnumbered, and a mortgage to a James Firman of Stoke dated 1728.

Ref 391/6.2 and 391 Corry papers (1951) unlisted unnumbered.
Between 1678 -80 John Alston was a Church warden at Edwardstone.
Edwardstone 1710 Poll Book John Alston voted for Parker.
Edwardstone 1710 Lease Annabells Wood & Priory Down etc
Indenture signed John Alston elder dated 30 July 1728.
Indenture signed John Alston elder mortgage L.150 witness Jas Vanderzee 24 August 1728.
Indenture signed John Alston elder and John Alston junior lease and re-lease 23 July 1731.
Indenture signed John Alston elder and John Alston junior 24 July 1731.
Bond to perform signed John Alston elder and John Alston junior.
Indenture and mortgage John Alston eldest son and heir of John Alston the elder late of Edwardstone deceased and John Baines also Grimwood Clerk of Dedham involving:
1 Lords Crofts three houses and land between Windmill Green On the East and land late Richard Spences on the West and South called Sturmins and land late Gregory Alston to the North called Sloads.
2 And also the said lands called Sloads barns sheds etc formerly in the occupation of William Cooper and then of the said John Alston the elder.
3 And also the lands etc previously in the tenure and occupation of the said John Alston the elder called Grovefield, Thornfield, Bakers Meadow, Rudlands Bottom 21 acres.
4 Peppercorn rent 500 years lease.
5 Price L.231?.
Thornfield: five acres lies between woody ground late of Mrs Pretty and Priory Down on the East, and arable land called Great Reynalls on the West and Little Reynalls and Grovefield towards the North, and Annabells Wood and lands in the occupation of John Kinningall in the South.
Grovefield: seven acres lying between the land of Philip Goimer? on the East and the lane? leading from Edwardstone to Little Waldingfield in the West and North. The South head abutteth on a meadow in the tenure of Philip Goimer, Mrs Pretty's woody ground, Priory Down and Thornfield aforesaid.
Bakers Meadow: five acres of mowing ground which encloses Rudlands Bottom two acres between the lands of Haat? Newman and Roger Scarlin in the North West Haat? Newman in the West and. . . . .
The Henry Corry Papers (1951) from Edwardstone Hall were removed from the Bury RO some years ago, and the researcher (E L Fenn 2011) has not been able to access them. It is felt that they may throw some light on the correct pedigree of John Alston [164] and his family

Shirley Taylor of Rogers Farm writes 2004: after researching Suffolk. Essex and Aylesbury Archives and finding very little on the house we feel that they must have a pile of documents Freddie did admit to this when we bought the farm from him We looked in the Aylesbury Archives as we think Lord Howe may have had a connection with Siam Hall (he certainly did with Rogers) and all his documents have been lodged there. If necessary Pat may go back there and do some more research amongst his documents

Edwardstone 1742, a John Alston is buried, this has been taken to be John Alston [4025]

Edwardstone 1742 sale of lands & houses owned John Snr by heir John Jnr.

A John Alston died 1 Feb 1731/2 at Stoke by Nayland Could this be John Alston [8188].

Image Courtesy Mike Burn - 2014

John married Elizabeth [7319]. Elizabeth was buried on 10 Sep 1683 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
10 Sep 1683 Elizabeth wife of John Alston buried.
Edwardstone Burials

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  John ALSTON Jnr Inn Holder [3130] (born about 1680, baptised Edwardstone SFK - buried on 15 Jan 1761 in Nayland SFK)

John next married Mary (Martha) STOCK of Wethersfield ESS [5349] on 24 Mar 1681/82. Mary was born about 1653 in Wethersfield ESS, died in 1728 in Edwardstone SFK aged about 75, and was buried on 3 Mar 1727/28 in Edwardstone SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

40        i.  Samuel ALSTON [640] (born about 1690 - died on 20 Feb 1754, buried in Edwardstone SFK)

         ii.  Thomas ALSTON [4905] (born circa 1693 - died on 12 Jun 1774, buried in Family Vault Edwardstone)

        iii.  Jacob ALSTON of Wrens Polstead [948] (baptised on 21 Jun 1696 in Edwardstone SFK - died on 18 May 1760, buried in Edwardstone SFK)




81. Mary (Martha) STOCK of Wethersfield ESS [5349], daughter of STOCK [4746] and Mary [6098], was born about 1653 in Wethersfield ESS, died in 1728 in Edwardstone SFK aged about 75, and was buried on 3 Mar 1727/28 in Edwardstone SFK.

General Notes:
A search of the Edwardstone Registers at Bury reveals a burial 3 Mar 1728 Martha wife of John Alston this conflicts with the MS below.

On an Altar tomb in Edwardstone is the following "Here lieth the body of Martha the wife of John Alston of this Parish Farmer who departed this life 20 Sept 1728 aged 75. There is no burial entry in the Edwardstone Register?

2003 researched Wethersfield register at ERO very damaged with damp, also Transcription ref T/R 55/1 1640's - 1660's no sign of a Stock family.

It is uncertain as to whether this is the correct name, the children attributed to Martha by Cresswell from an old damaged pedigree (pg 371 Alstoniana) do not fit when compared to the IGI and comments by Dr E L Fenn ( pg 357 Alstoniana). They more comfortably fit with the mothers name as Mary. Mary Stock or like cannot be traced on the IGI to fit.

An early pedigree (on file with Susan Perrett from a contact in Canada) shows John Alston married Mary Stock of W Thursfield Essex. Thursfield untraced as an English village, perhaps West Thurrock?

Weathersfield Parish Registers.
1653 Martha daughter of . . . . . bap 17 April 1653.
ERO Microfiche D/P 119/1/1 13 Feb 2007 Tom Perrett (Register in poor condition)
This baptism date fits with Martha's reported age at death.

Research Notes:
Cresswell shows a marriage date for John & Mary 24 Mar 1682 but no source has been found Alstoniana Pg 391.

Susan Perrett writes "On a visit to Salt Lake City in May 2006 I checked the Edwardstone Marriage registers but could not find an entry for this date for this marriage - or any other date"
Susan Perrett shows a date c1689 reference Gt Waldingfield registers.

Where Cresswell got his entry "Martha Stock of Wethersfield co. Essex" on Pg 79 is unknown and uncorroborated 2011

Image Courtesy Mike Burn - 2014

Mary married John ALSTON Snr [4025] on 24 Mar 1681/82. John was baptised on 4 Dec 1664 in Edwardstone SFK and was buried on 26 Jun 1742 in Edwardstone SFK.

84. Cornelis Cornelisz VAN DER ZEE of Delft. [717] was born in 1653.

General Notes:
Groom: Cornelis van der Zee young man living at Vlouw varensgezel
Bride: Cornelia Cloeck young lady living at Oude Appelmarkt
Place: Delft
Date of licence: 11-12-1683
Date marriage: 26-12-1683
Remarks: Getrouwt in de Gashuiskercke
Bron: DTB Delft inv. 76, folio 45v DTB Delft inv. 133, folio 47v
Zee References Delph 1575-1961 : http://delft.digitalestamboom.nl/ 2012
Ref: Fons van der Zee, Netherlands

The Zee family may have emigrated to England following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes?
they settled at Rockfort? Essex and Billericay.

Denizen Papers Kew - Index 1509 - 1800 searched for Zee (etc) without success.

Research Notes:
Delft
"It was a quiet cheerful, yet somewhat drowsy little city, that ancient Burgh of Delft. The placid canals by which it was intersected in every direction were all planted with like pairing umbrageons rows of limes and poplars, and along these water highways the traffic of the place glided so noiselessly that the town seemed abode of silence and tranquillity. The streets were clean and airy, the houses well built, the whole aspect of the place thriving"
Ref: Motley: Dutch Republic Vol iii p. 458

Cornelis married Cornelia Jans CLOECK [123].

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Cornelis VANDERZEE [9498]

         ii.  James VANDERZEE [9499]

        iii.  Nathan VAN DER ZEE [9945]

42       iv.  Jacobus VANDERZEE [120] (born about 1688, baptised Austin Friars Dutch Church Dulwich London. - died on 23 Aug 1746, buried in inside Nayland Church SFK)


85. Cornelia Jans CLOECK [123], daughter of Jan Harmensz CLOEK of Delft [23845] and Haesge Joosten de VLIEGER of Appelmarkt Delft [23846].

Research Notes:
Note: A Cornelia Cloeck was born of Harmen Cloeck & Marija Goossens of Delft c1658 she is not this Cornelia Cloeck, proved by A.M. van der Zee 2016

Cornelia married Cornelis Cornelisz VAN DER ZEE of Delft. [717]. Cornelis was born in 1653.

86. Henry GUSTERSON [124] died on 30 Nov 1729 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
In 1715 a Henry Gusterson was living in a Nayland house valued at L12
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 24

Research Notes:
Solomon Gusterson, of Nayland, s. m., 24 years, & Jane Agas, of St. Runwalds, Colchester, 23 years, s. w., at Nayland, Bn.: Edw. Gusterson, of
Book: 12. The Hearth Tax. Charles 2nd.
Collection: Suffolk: Sudbury - Marriage Licences, 1755-1781
Ancestry 2010

Christopher Ranson, of Hitcham, schoolmaster, w., 30 years, & Cath. Gusterson, of Little Cornard, s. w., at same. Bn.: Hen. Gusterson, of same. 19 Jul 178
Book: 12. The Hearth Tax. Charles 2nd.
Collection: Suffolk: Sudbury - Marriage Licences, 1782-1814
Ancestry 2010

There is a Gusterson/Vanderzee family tree up on Ancestry Owner: ElizabethAnnEvers

Henry married Constance HOLTON [2039] on 18 Jul 1699 in Stoke By Nayland SFK. Constance was buried on 20 Apr 1743 in Nayland SFK.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Henry GUSTERSON [22971] (baptised on 20 Jul 1701 in Nayland SFK)

         ii.  Edward GUSTERSON [9708] (born in 1704, baptised St James Nayland - died in 1767)

43      iii.  Mary GUSTERSON [2071] (born in 1706, baptised Nayland SFK - died on 17 Jan 1762, buried in Nayland SFK)

         iv.  Constance GUSTERSON [345]

          v.  Jane GUSTERSON [346] (born circa 1707 in Nayland SFK - died on 16 Apr 1743 in Nayland SFK)


87. Constance HOLTON [2039], daughter of Edward HOLTON [10284], was buried on 20 Apr 1743 in Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
It is completely conjectural that Edward is Constance's father

Research Notes:
Robt Green, of Stoke by Nayland, s. m., 23 years, & Constancy Gusterson, of Nayland, s. w., at Nayland. Bn.: Edw. Gusterson, of Book: 12.The Hearth Tax. Charles 2nd.
Collection: Suffolk: Sudbury - Marriage Licences, 1755-1781
Ancestry 2010

Constance married Henry GUSTERSON [124] on 18 Jul 1699 in Stoke By Nayland SFK. Henry died on 30 Nov 1729 in Nayland SFK.


96. Capt William JULIUS R N [689], son of John JULIUS of St Kitts West Indies [691] and Mrs HIBBALS [692], was born in 1665, died on 3 Oct 1698 at age 33, and was buried on 6 Oct 1698 in Westminster Abbey London.

General Notes:
Biographia Navalis or Impartial Memoirs of the lives and characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain:
"William Julius was on the 10 June 1693 appointed Captain of the Chester of 42 guns, at that time in the West Indies, under the Command of Sir Francis Wheeler. He continued on the same station after the principle part of the fleet had returned to England with the Admiral, being left behind, together with some of the smaller ships, for the better protection of commerce.
In the month of April 1694 while cruising off Dominica, he fell in with and drove on shore a large French privateer mounting 18 guns. The vessel took fire and blew up, the crew unhappily perished but for a very small number which were saved by the Chester's boats.
Captain Julius had a short time after this the great fortune to take several valuable prizes, and with his success returned to England about the close of the same year.
Early the following spring still remaining in the Chester he was employed to cruise in the Channel under the orders of Sir Cloudsley Shovel, but does not appear to have met with any opportunity to distinguishing himself worth recounting. In 1696 he was promoted to the "Colchester" a large fourth rate, and again sent to the West Indies under the command of the Admiral's Neville and Mees. He was concerned in various land enterprises under Mees, which took place and were rather numerous during this expedition. Remaining behind in the Colchester after the rest of the fleet returned to England, he unhappily fell victim the following year to the climate, which had in the preceding one been so remarkably fatal to such a number of his contempories. His body was brought back to England and interred in Westminster Abbey,

Westminster Abbey records him as follows:
"In the south choir aisle of the Abbey is a small marble tablet for Captain William Julius. The border is decorated with flowers and cherub heads with a winged death's head at the base. The coat of arms was re-painted in the 1960s when the tablet was cleaned. The inscription reads:
"Near this place lyeth interr'd the Body of Capt. William Julus [Julius] late Commander of His Ma. Ship the Colchester who departed this life ye 3d of Oct. 1698 Aged 33 years"
The name is definitely Julius in the Abbey burial register so the painter of the inscription made a slight mistake. The arms are "argent, a fess azure between three mullets of six points gules, a crescent for difference or" (ie. a silver ground with a blue horizontal bar across the centre and three red six-point stars). The crescent, which indicates a second son, was re-painted red instead of gold. These seem to be the arms of the family of Julius of Richmond in Surrey. William served in the ship Chester on the West India station and had an illegitimate son William, of the island of St Kitts, and an illegitimate daughter Jemima, of the island of Nevis. They were provided for in his will and the rest of the estate was left to his sister Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Westcott of St Kitts."
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/people/william-julius

Notes on Westminster Abbey Monuments pg 243 says "His monument states that he was Commander of HM's ship the "Colchester" and died 3 Oct aged thirty three. His remains were transferred to the New Vault, St Pauls, Covent Garden, on the 26 Sept 1771."
Ref St Pauls Burial Register Covent Garden.

A little farther Weftward there is a neat white Marble Monument erected to the Memory of William Julius, Commander of the Colchefter Man of War, who died October the 3d, 1698. aged 33.
St Peters Westminster - page 73.

Where William actually died is unclear, the dates of his death and burial, and the list of beneficiaries in his will would indicate he was ashore, and in England. His will was dated the day before his death, and proved the day before his burial, by his friend Archibald Hutchinson of the Middle Temple Esq.

William's will indicates he did not marry and his children were from separate liaisons.

THE WILL OF CAPT. WILLIAM JULIUS R.N.
Dated 2 Oct 1698
I Capt William Julius Commander of HM Ship Colchester being sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and memory do make my last will in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping for eternal salvation through the merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and touching the disposal of all such temporal estate as it has pleased Almighty God to bestow on me I give and dispose thereof as followeth:
To my negro man Cory his freedom and L10.
To my man Edward Stevens all my woollen apparel.
To the nurse that now attends me L5.
To the landlord & landlady where I now lodge L10.
To the servants of the house who attend me in my sickness L5.
To John Pearne of ? German St Westminster L20.
I give and bequeath to my natural son William Julius of the Island of St Christophers in America L200.
I give and bequeath to my natural daughter Jemima Julius in the island of Nevis in America L200, to be paid to my said natural son and daughter at their ages of 18 yrs, and my will is that my natural son and daughter shall be maintained out of my estate by my executors hereinafter named until they attain the said ages of 18 yrs.
To my good friend Roger Elrington L100 and all my linen and wearing aparel woollen excepted.
To my good friend Col. Nathan Blackstone L100.
To my good friend Archibald Hutchinson of the Middle Temple Esq. L200.
To my good friend Richard Hayes of London, merchant L50.
To my worthy and honoured friend Col. James Kendall L50 for mourning if he will accept it.
To my sister of the half blood Elizabeth Hibbals L500.
To charity L50 at the discretion of my executors.
All residue to my sister Elizabeth Westcott wife of Thomas Westcott of the Isle of St Christophers and sole executrix in America.
Estate in Europe in trust for Elizabeth Westcott.
Executors in Europe Archibald Hutchinson and Richard Hayes.
Revokes all other wills.
SIGNED
WILLIAM JULIUS
Made 2nd Day of Oct 1698.
SIGNED Witness . . . . . presence of John Stewart, Danll Combes, Jo Coombes Admiralty Officer, ( and one more illegible).
Probate details illegible. Proved 5 Oct 1698, London Prob. 11 447 fol
Will on file, PRO11/447

England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1694-1700 Calendar Of Wills In The Prerogative Court Of Canterbury 1694 - 1700 County: General Country: England Julius, William, Capt. and commander, H.M.S. "Colchester" 1698 216.

Research Notes:
Admiralty records - The National Archive Kew 2009
ADM 106/490/130 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Plymouth Sound. Reports his arrival with four merchant ships bound for London from St. Christophers, has sent books to Clerk of the Cheque, a list of clothes sold laid in by Captain Samuel Horne and Thomas Long, merchant at Antigua, and requests provisions and stores to proceed to the Downs. 20 Mar 1696 ADM 106/490/131 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Plymouth Sound. As directed he will set off clothes in a separate column of books and explains why they were so dear. 29 Mar 1696
ADM 106/490/132 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Sheerness. He arrived at the buoy of the Nore on the 11th, was ordered to Sheerness by Captain Gother, turned over all his men to the Katherine and requests whether he should give them tickets. 15 Apr 1696
ADM 106/490/133 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Sheerness. He hopes to get his powder out today and will take the ship to Chatham to moor if he can get men. 19 Apr 1696
ADM 106/484/145 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Plymouth Sound. Reports his arrival with four merchant ships bound for London from St. Christophers, has sent books to Clerk of the Cheque, a list of clothes sold laid in by Captain Samuel Horne and Thomas Long, merchant at Antigua, and requests provisions and stores to proceed to the Downs. 21 April 1696
ADM 106/490/134 Captain William Julius, the Virgin Prize, Sheerness. He has got all his powder, guns and part provisions on board, is having to go to Chatham to get water, has only 60 men, hopes to get his full complement soon and requests paper. 8 May 1696
ADM 106/490/135 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Sheerness. He needs a couple of cables and as he is bound to the West Indies at the time of storms his small bower cable is not strong enough. 10 May 1696
ADM 106/490/136 Captain William Julius, the Chester, Sheerness. He awaits a warrant for his purser to survey the eight jars of oil thought unfit, he is to go to Spithead and requests a pilot and surgeon's necessaries. One of his men, Edward Humphries, was taken at Sheerness and has been made run, he is a good man and requests the R. 12 May 1696
ADM 106/490/137 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, the Nore. He is grateful that the R against Edward Humphries is removed and about the survey on oil. Note: Survey given to Mr. Waters, the purser's execr. 15 May 1696 ADM 106/490/138 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, the Downs. He is sailing for Spithead and needs 45 men to complete his complement. 25 May 1696
ADM 106/490/139 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, Spithead. He has orders to sail to Barbados, has not met Captain Gother, has delivered tickets for men turned over from the Chester to the Royal Katherine to the Portsmouth Commissioner with muster books to be sent up. 29 May 1696
ADM 106/490/140 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, Spithead. He will make enquiries about the books and tickets sent to the Portsmouth Commissioner. 14 Jun 1696
ADM 106/490/141 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, St. Helens. He has delivered muster books to the Portsmouth Commissioner to be sent up. 1 Aug 1696
ADM 106/490/142 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, St. Helens. On Admiralty orders he encloses list of turned over men from other ships (not now attached), requests an order for careening his ship on arrival at Barbados and a new boat. 2 Aug 1696
ADM 106/490/143 Captain William Julius, the Virgin's Prize, St. Helens. He sailed with the Newfoundland convoy but has returned due to wind, will get stores and a new boat. 8 Aug 1696

State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 16, 1697-1698
6 November 1697 .
Captain Julius's sailing orders, 6 Nov., 1697. To sail to Barbados, touching at Dominica on the way in order to embark the English prisoners brought by the flag of truce from Martinique.
21 December, 1697.
Deposition of Captain William Julius, of H.M.S. Colchester. That it was at his proposal that Tankard was sent to Martinique, to fetch prisoners, on her way to Barbados. The said prisoners were to have been transferred to the Colchester at Dominica, and Julius had begged Tankard to give out that he was going back to Antigua, lest the released prisoners, on learning that they were to be shipped on the Colchester, should mutiny and run away with the ship. 21 December, 1697.

6 May 1698.
431. VII. Deposition of Henry Walrond. Towards the end of September last a French flag of truce arrived at Antigua from Martinique. I was then a volunteer on board H.M.S. Jersey, Captain Edmond Bugdon, then lying in St. John's Harbour. I was ordered to attend the Captain in his pinnace to board and search the flag of truce, when finding a quantity of French wine and brandy on her the Captain seized her and reported as much to Governor Codrington. The Governor ordered him to restore the sloop and goods. The Captain answered that he could not discharge her except by due course of law and asked that she might be brought to trial. I myself saw the letters that passed. Soon afterwards the Governor sent a second order in writing to discharge the ship, which the Captain refused to do, and some days later the Governor came down to St. John's and sent for Captain Bugdon. I was present at the meeting, and heard the Governor say, "Sirrah, I wonder how you can have the impudence to "look me in the face after being such a rogue to seize "a flag of truce and disobeying my commands." He added that Bugdon was a rascal, saying, "Get you "gone and discharge her, or I will take care of you,' or words to that effect. Bugdon thereupon left him but refused to discharge the ship. A few days later the Governor sent a message on board the Jersey to summon Captain Bugdon before himself and Council. Captain Watts and Captain Julius were both with him, and I also was present. The Governor commanded Captain Bugdon to discharge the flag of truce, and on his refusal threatened to turn him out of commission. He complained to his Councillors and the two Captains that Bugdon ought to be tried and said that he only awaited the arrival of Captain Simmonds at St. John's in order to try him. He said that the flag of truce should not be tried; and a few days afterwards she was discharged by his order and sailed away. Captain Hartman, late commander of Governor Codrington's sloop Barbuda, taken by the French outside St. Christophers, was a prisoner on board the flag of truce, and informed me that no harm could be done to him for the goods brought down in the flag of truce without doing harm to the Governor, who was concerned in them; for several of the goods in her belonged to the Governor and were bought for him. Sworn as No. III. 2 pp.

6 May 1698
About four years ago James Weatherhill of Antigua, commander of the privateer sloop Charles of Jamaica, took a Spanish merchantman of great value. It is credibly reported that several Spaniards were killed in defending their ship against these pirates, and those who survived were inhumanly abused. Happening to discourse with our Lieutenant-Governor, John Yeamans, I mentioned that I had heard that Captain Julius of H.M.S. Jersey and John Perrie, now Provost Marshal of the Leeward Islands, went down in a little sloop (which Julius commanded) to a Spanish town where Weatherhill was lying with his prize, that there Julius had traded with the pirate, and that I wondered why Governor Codrington had not prosecuted Weatherhill for piracy and Julius and Perrie for trading with them. Mr. Yeamans replied that he had advised the Governor to prosecute them and that he drew a general warrant for their apprehension, which Governor Codrington promised should be executed. But he never did so, and instead thereof afterwards preferred Julius to the command of H.M.S. Chester, though he had sworn in the company of Lady Stapleton and others that Julius should be hanged. He even refused to eat some bacon which Julius had bought of Weatherhill. I had this account from Mrs. Katharine Fenton, who was present, but is now dead. Lady Stapleton, who is in England, could doubtless confirm it. When Weatherhill committed this piracy John Perrie kept a tavern in St. Johns, Antigua; and Perrie harboured Weatherhill in his house until Perrie could assure him that he might safely appear. Weatherhill has since been so impudent as to bring on his own trial at the Grand Sessions, at the same time as when Robert Arthur was tried, but the Court would not permit Weatherhill's trial to be brought on. Perrie was shortly afterwards promoted from his tavern to Governor Codrington's service. This incestuous person has married his own brother's widow, for which he was prosecuted by the Assembly of Antigua, but the proceedings were obstructed by Governor Codrington. Perrie is his prime vizier who manages the most important affairs of this high and mighty sultan, as well in relation to civil authority as to secret trade with foreigners. If such actions correspond with the character which the Council and Assembly of Antigua have given to Governor Codrington, with intent to invalidate my statements as to Captain Arthur, then vice triumphant is esteemed virtue, but their partiality is explained by their combining with him to trade with the French during the war, for which see John Clarke's deposition annexed. Colonel Rowland Williams admitted that he was concerned in the ship bought by Martyn and Roe at Martinique, and Edward Byam acknowledged that he had received excise for the brandy which they bought at Martinique. The foregoing will shew you how faithfully the King's interest has been promoted by those entrusted with the Government here. These and many other abominable practices of Governor Codrington have induced me to prefer all my complaints against him. I have had frequent solicitations from his favourites to dissuade me from proceeding therein, but I have not gone with the multitude to flatter a man whose will is law, though I have suffered much since I had my difference with Governor Codrington, but I had rather forego all I possess than submit to arbitrary power. I expect great opposition in the undertaking, but am comforted to think that my judges are men of honour and integrity. Signed, Edward Walrond. 5 pp. Endorsed, Recd. 6 May, 1698. Annexed,


12 April 1697.
Warrant of the Deputy Governor of Antigua for the Provost Marshal to bring John Lucas and his son-in-law, John Austin, before Council. 12 April, 1697. Inscribed, I [Lucas] appeared to this warrant and had no other comfort by the Governor's passion, who, when I demanded attestations of Julius's usage, shook his cane and threatened to break my head, calling me villain and rascal; but incestuous Perrie is a very honest fellow in the Governor's esteem. p.

14 April 1698.
616. I. Deposition of Walter Quarme before the Governor and Council of Antigua. 14 April, 1698. That he heard John Lucas say that the Governor had not done him justice in not signing a warrant against William Julius.
Deposition of John Perrie. John Lucas being summoned before Council to answer certain matters, withdrew without orders and afterwards sent in a request for admission, when he asked the Council for attestations that the Governor refused him a warrant of arrest against Captain Julius. Among other words reflecting on the Governor he said that the Governor had not done him justice in refusing the warrant, for he was going to England to prosecute Captain Julius for assaulting him. p
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Warrant of the Deputy Governor of Antigua for the Provost Marshal to bring John Lucas and his son-in-law, John Austin, before Council. 12 April, 1697. Inscribed, I [Lucas] appeared to this warrant and had no other comfort by the Governor's passion, who, when I demanded attestations of Julius's usage, shook his cane and threatened to break my head, calling me villain and rascal; but incestuous Perrie is a very honest fellow in the Governor's esteem. p.

25 April 1698.
605. I. John Lucas to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower. Antigua, 25 April, 1698. Your justice, goodness and love of liberty embolden me to lay my case before you. I contracted with one Robert Edgcomb, master of the ship Dolphin of Plymouth, to bring me and my two sons to England, shipped the goods that I required for the voyage, and took out my ticket to leave the island as the law requires. The master, however, by Governor Codrington's order refuses to take me on board, and I am imprisoned upon suspicion of having written a letter of complaints to Admiral Nevill, on which jealousy and suspicion Captain Julius, of H.M.S. Colchester, assaults me in the street and treats me very evilly, to the endangering of my life. I sought all ways and means to have reparation but could obtain nothing but menacing language from Governor Codrington, who in the Council Chamber threatened to break my head, calling me villain and rascal. I am a person of good fame and honest reputation always; I was for some years Speaker of the Assembly and have suffered much by this war, and now I am detained of my liberty in view of the world, which cries out shame on such proceedings. My family is put under great distractions, my estate exhausted, my person like to be destroyed by a withering durance; unreasonable bail is demanded-500 at a time is nothing-my friends are encumbered with high bonds, and no crimes expressed but mere notions. I desire to be heard before the King and Council, and desired Governor Codrington to let me go, and if he had anything to object I would appear before the King in Council. The Council commanded me to give 500 security for good behaviour and then I might go for England, but it was impossible for me to perform the voyage according to the time fixed for Sessions. I submitted to all this, though I am still detained and sorely oppressed. I beg you to procure me an order to come to England with my children, that I may leave this Colony where I have suffered wrongs and injuries for many years. Signed
, John Lucas. P.S.-Since I wrote the above, 5,000 bail is demanded or else close imprisonment, so must be forced to make over my estate. 1 pp. Endorsed, Recd. Read 27 June, 1698.

22 Apr 1698
The same (John Lucas) to Samuel Proctor. 22 April, 1698. I enclose a bill of lading and invoice for goods shipped in the Dolphin. I was bound home, ready to depart, and had given every security imaginable when the master refused to take me. Tell Mr. Walrond of it and make application to the King and Council, for I am sorely oppressed. Captain Julius assaulted me with intent to murder me; Governor Codrington and Council threaten to beat me, and abuse me for demanding attestations against Julius. My usage is cruel. I dare not express it. Produce this letter before the King and Council.

1698 July 1
A number of papers as to John Lucas's case were presented. Order for a letter to the Admiralty asking that Captains Julius and Edgecombe may attend on Monday

House of Commons 28 Feb 1699
A Petition of Captain Edmund Bugden was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner was Lieutenant of the Colchester, and Captain of the Jersey: and, as such, was concerned in the taking several Prizes about the Leeward Islands; which Christopher Codrington Esquire wrested from the Petitioner, in Wrong to him, and the King; which the Petitioner is ready to prove; and, on the 5th of October 1697, the Lords of the Admiralty sent, by Captain Symonds, an Order for the Petitioner, and Captain Wm. Julius, to return, with his Majesty's Ships under their Command, to Europe, in 60 Days after, unless the General should think fit to detain them longer, for sending his Packet; which he did, for 15 Days; and that Time being also expired, the said General, and Captain Julius, refusing to give the Petitioner any Order for his longer Stay, he returned to England; and gave in his Deposition of the said Frauds to the Commissioners of Trade; after which, the Petitioner was tried by a Court-Martial, for returning home without Order; where Captain Julius producing another Order than what Captain Symonds brought, which was shewn the Petitioner; and falsly deposing, That it was the same; the Court-Martial thereupon sentenced the Petitioner's Pay, amounting to about 260 l. to be forfeited to Greenwich Hospital, and he to be incapable of his Majesty's Service, and to be imprisoned for 12 Months: And praying, That the said Matters may be referred to the Examination of a Committee; whereby the said Frauds may be made appear, and the Petitioner justified.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Ref: <http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol16> .

England, Scotland, Ireland: Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800, parts 3 & 4 Obituary Prior to 1800 (as far as Relates to England, Scotland, and Ireland), Compiled by Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bart., of Hayton Castle, Co. Cumberland, and Entitled by him "A General Nomenclator and Obituary, with Referrence to the Books Where the Persons are Mentioned, and Where some Account of their Character is to be Found." County: General Country: England Julius, Wm., Navy. 03 Oct 1698 , aet. 33. (Westm. Abb. 90; View London, 525.)

William married someone.

His children were:

          i.  Capt John JULIUS [4516] (died before 29 Jul 1697)

48       ii.  William JULIUS of Basseterre [687] (born in 1695 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean - died in 1752 in St Thomas Basseterre St Kitts.)

William married UNKNOWN [25624].

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Jemima JULIUS [1478] (born Nevis)


104. Aron GELDER [19068] was born in 1684 in St Michaels Appleby WES and was buried on 13 Dec 1731 in St Michaels Appleby WES.

Research Notes:
Ref: Julius Family Tree Ancestry 2015

Aron married Jane JOSH [19102]. Jane was born in 1684 in St Michaels Appleby WES.

The child from this marriage was:

52        i.  Jonathan GELDER of Burton Westmorland [1262] (born about 1691 in St Michaels Appleby WES - buried on 29 Jan 1760 in St Michaels Appleby WES)


105. Jane JOSH [19102] was born in 1684 in St Michaels Appleby WES.

Jane married Aron GELDER [19068]. Aron was born in 1684 in St Michaels Appleby WES and was buried on 13 Dec 1731 in St Michaels Appleby WES. picture

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