John LIVEING of Bulphan Thorrock ESS 
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth 
- Died: Cir 1639, Bulphan ESS
The connection of John Liveing to Robert Liveing and his family is unproven, John was identified as head of a Liveing Family Tree produced by Edward Henry Torlesse Liveing in the early Twentieth Century. It was suggested John may have been from Hadleigh, Polstead, Saffron Walding or Eling?
Edward Henry T Liveing searched the Registers of St Nicholas Harwich c1920 at the Church which at that time went back to 1535.
Will of a John Living of Essex dated 1639: Ess RO Ref D/ABW 56/121
Copy on file 2008, transcribed 2020 see Other Records.
Report concerning the Counters of Sussex's Fishery at Burnham, alias Wallsteet.
"Die Lunae; 19 Maii, 1645.
"May it please your Lordships,
"In Pursuance of your Lordships Order of the 16th of this present Month of May, in the Cause wherein the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Sussex is Plaintiff, against John Andrews and others Defendants; I have, in the Presence of the Counsel: of the said Countess, and of the Defendants John Andrews, John Liveing alias Robiant, Edward Rule, Richard Robiant, and Jeremy Hawkyn themselves, taken into Consideration the Matters to me referred; and I do find that the late Earl of Sussex had a Verdict, in Michaelmas Term, in the 17th Year of His now Majesty's Reign, in His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, against the said John Andrews, for fishing, and taking Fish, in his Lordship's several Fishing in Burnham, in the County of Essex; and the said Defendants did now before me confess and acknowledge, that, after your Lordships Order (of the 10th of July last) was served upon them, they had fished in the said Countess of Sussex her Fishing, in the said Burnham Water, contrary to the said Verdict and Order; and that they are very sorry for their said Offence, and do humbly desire your Lordships Pardon, and that the said Countess will be pleased to forgive them; and do promise that they will never fish there any more without her Ladyship's Licence; and will enter into Bond to her Ladyship to that Purpose; and if her Ladyship will be pleased, upon this their humble Submission and Suit, they will become her Ladyship's Tenants, and take licence of her Ladyship for fishing, at such reasonable Rents as shall please her Honour: All which I humbly submit to your Lordships grave Wisdoms.
Ref: House of Lords Journal Volume 7, 20 May 1645
(E-mail from Tony Liveing Jan 06)
Copy on file to be transcribed of the Will of a William Living saddler of Colchester co Essex Ref ESS RO D/ABW 44/273 dated 1623.
Refer George Liveing  saddler, Hadleigh family.
Q/SR 370/14 1656Indictment of John Morris of Rivenhall gentleman assaulted William LIVEING there. Witnesses: LIVEINGe, Matth. Ram. Acknowledeth. Fined.
Other Living Wills at ESS RO:
1616 Will of Joan LIVING of Orsett, widow D/ABW 24/166
1639 Elizabeth Wid of Maldon D/ABW 56/54
1647 Henry Yeoman of Springfield D/ABW 58/15
1626 Mathew husbandman of Stansted Mountfitchet D/ABW 48/189
1624 Robient Tobias seafarer Lt Wakering D/AEW 17/185
1774 Thomas Jnr Yeoman Newport D/ABR 26/426
1784 Thomas Jnr Yeoman of Newport D/ABR 27/448
Liveing as a surname may be recorded as Levings, Levinge, Lewing, Lowing, Living, Livings and Lowings. A Richard Livinge, was recorded in an Essex Feet of Fines, 1259, Henry III.
Random references to Liveing, extracted from ancestry.com - 2008
Essex, Hertfordshire: Chelmsford - Wills, 1620-1720 Marriages at Curry Rivel, 1642 to 1812. Index To Wills Now Preserved In The Essex Record Office Chelmsford 1620-1720 County: Essex Country: England 1624 Robgent, Robient, Liveing als., Tobias, seafaringman, Little Wakering 185 EW 17
Essex, Hertfordshire: Chelmsford - Wills, 1620-1720 Marriages at Curry Rivel, 1642 to 1812. Index To Wills Now Preserved In The Essex Record Office Chelmsford 1620-1720 County: Essex Country: England 1624 Living, Liveing, als. Robient, Tobias, seafaring man, Little Wakering 185 EW 17
Lincolnshire & Huntingdonshire: - Calendar of Lincolnshire Wills, 1601-1652, Calendars of Huntingdonshire Wills, 1479-1652 Marriage. Calendar of Wills and Administrations in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon Now Preserved in the Probate Registry of Peterborough. Original Wills in Bundles. 1615-1652. County: Huntingdonshire Country: England 1617 Liveing, Thomas, Stonely, Kimbolton 59 21 52
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1705-1712 Banns After 1811 Burkinghamshire Sessions Records Petty constables and tithingmen sworn. County: Buckinghamshire Country: England Monks Risborough John Lacey and Samuel Williams vice John Liveing and Edward Stevens; John Williams not sworn. (Sess. R. 24/67)
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1705-1712 Banns After 1811 Burkinghamshire Sessions Records Orders. County: Buckinghamshire Country: England Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of L.2. 16s., L.2. 16s., L.2. 2s., and L.2. 2s. They had supplied the following during the previous quarter: John Butler, Mary Fletcher, Thomas Foster, and James Footman, felons; Henry Bartlett, Gregory Darby, Ann Fowlkes, John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, John Liveing, William Mountague, John Tatham, and William Taylor, debtors. (Sess. R. 23/13-29)
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1705-1712 Banns After 1811 Burkinghamshire Sessions Records Orders. County: Buckinghamshire Country: England Mary Pratt senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of L.2. 4s., L.2. 2s., L.2. 4s., and L.2. 2s. They had supplied the following during the previous quarter: Edward Ayres, John Butler, Elizabeth Carter, James Footman, Thomas Foster, Richard Lovett, Thomas Mills, and Martha Watts, felons; Gregory Darby, Ann Fowlkes, John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, John Liveing, William Mountague, and John Tatham, debtors. (Sess. R. 22/17-19, and 30-42)
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1678-1694 Banns After 1811 Volume 1. Michaelmas Session at Chepping Wycombe 7 October, 1686 County: Buckinghamshire Country: England John Smalridge and William Thompson, both of Newport Pagnell, Thomas Hopkins of Stony Stratford, Marmaduke Masson of Wolverton, John Gregory, alias Marsh, of Great Lindford, John Tanner of Great Marlow, George Richardson of Newport Pagnell, John Bigg, junior, Joseph Francklyne, Thomas Gibson, John Gibson, junior, John Liveing, Daniel Flexman, William Bignell, Edward Adams, and Samuel Taylor, all of Great Kimble, John Smith, senior, of Wendover, Mary Baker and Mary Burtwell, both of Leighton, co. Bedford, John Wheeler of Wingrave, John Lovett of Wendover, William Burt of Long Crendon, Robert Mills of Twyford, John Langly of Edgcott, Timothy Wingfeild of Agmondisham, Thomas Bull of Stewkly, Elizabeth Tyler of Great Hampden, Joseph Perkins of Chalfont St. Peters, Richard Heywood of Headsore, Leonard Heyfeild of Hugendon, Charles Emon of Aylesbury, Thomas Birtch and Richard Ayres, both of Dynton, William Geary of Marsworth, John Suddan of Taplow, Thomas Hughes of Upton, Roger Baker and Arthur Turnor, esquire, and his wife, all of Stoke Poges, William Herring of Windsore, gentleman, John Heywood of Burnham, William Weedon, senior, and his wife, and William Weedon, junior, all of Great Marlow.
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1705-1712 Banns After 1811 Burkinghamshire Sessions Records Orders. County: Buckinghamshire Country: England p. 223. Mary Pratt senior, widow, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of L.4. 9s. 2d., L.4. 6s. 10d., L.3. 3s. 4d., and L.3. 3s. The detailed accounts show that each baker provided each prisoner with seven loaves a month at the cost of 2d. a loaf. The names of the prisoners were as follows: felons-Richard, Elizabeth, Jane, and Elizabeth Faulkner, William Usell, Elizabeth Anderson, and John Hall; debtors- Gregory Danby, Elizabeth Hicks, Samuel Hartley, John Herbert, John Liveing, William Mountague, Henry Bartlett, William Smith, John Dix, John Saltmarsh, Margaret Furnace, William Fry, and Thomas Hawkins. (Sess. R. 27/1-6, 8-15, 17, 18, 29, and 30)
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1678-1694 Banns After 1811 Volume 2. Midsummer Session at Buckingham 12th July, 1688 County: Buckinghamshire Country: England Richard Gomme, Thomas Liveing, John Liveing, and Ephraim Haynes, all of Little Kimbell, for rioting and for breaking into the warren of John Stiles and taking away conies, and for keeping fowling pieces, nets, and dogs contrary to the statute.
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1705-1712 Banns After 1811 Burkinghamshire Sessions Records Orders. County: Buckinghamshire Country: England p. 101. Mary Pratt, senior, Mary Pratt junior, William Holton, and Joseph Nash, the County bakers, were paid their respective bills of L.2. 18s., L.2. 4s. 2d., L.2. 19s. 8d., and L.2. 18s. They had supplied the following during the previous quarter: Edward Ayres, John Butler, William Chandler, James Footman, Richard Kidson, David Long, Thomas Mills, William Stocker, and Martha Watts, felons; Gregory Derby, Ann Fowlkes, Henry Freer, John Harbert, Samuel Hartley, Elizabeth Hicks, John Liveing, William Monntague, and John Tatham, debtors. (Sess. R. 21/1-4, 18, and 21-35)
Buckinghamshire: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1678-1694 Banns After 1811 Volume 2. Michaelmas Session at Chepping Wycombe 10th October, 1689 County: Buckinghamshire Country: England Richard Gomme, Thomas Liveing, John Liveing, and Ephraim Haynes, all of Little Kimble, discharged from the indictments upon pleading the benefit of "his late Majesties most gracious proclamation of pardon."
England: - Calendar of Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers filed in the reign of King Charles the First, (S-Z) Bundle T. 59. County: General Country: England 19 Tarnter Liveing
England: - Marriage Licences Issued by the Faculty Office, 1632-1714 May, 1681 County: General Country: England 20 May 1681 Keene, Abraham Liveing, Mary
England: Canterbury - Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1649-1654 Index of Acts of Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1649-1654 County: General Country: England Liveing, John, Eling, Southants. 1650 172
England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1620-1629 1620 to 1629. County: General Country: England 1623 Liveing, William, yeoman, Esenden, Hertford 69 Swann
1. John Liveing: Will, 27 Oct 1639, Bulphan ESS.
The Will of John Living of Bulphan, Essex
In the name of god Ame(n) I John living of Bulfa(n) in the Countie of
Essex yoma(n) sick of bodie, but of perfect memorie praised be god
Doe constitute this my last wille in man(n)er following First I commend [my]
soule in to the hands of Allmightie god my maker and redeemer, and my bodie
to the grou(n)de to be buried in the churchyard of Bulfa(n) afore saide
at the discretion of my Executrix. All my worldlie goodes that the lord hath
lent unto me I dispose of in man(n)er Following First I give unto my loving
Brother Robert living of Hollingberrie twentie pow(n)des of curra(n)t monie
of England, It(e)m I give unto my kinsma(n) Richard Litle ten pounds of li[ke]
monie Item I give to my maide serva(n)t alice Finch fiftie shillings [please see my note at the end about this line]
It(e)m I give to my God sonne <Benian?> *Bennett* walker, the sonne of <Benian?> *Bennett*
walker of Nasock in the Cou(n)tie of Essex fiftie shillings curra(n)t Eng[lish]
Ite(m) I give to Thomas Jefrie my my plowhand? twentie shillings, All the
said severall sommes before ment(ion)ed to be paid them by my Executrix within
one yeare next ensuing my decease Ite(m) I give to the poore of
Bulfa(n) twe(n)tie shillings, to be distributed amo(n)gst them within one
month after my decease. Item I give unto the childe which my
loving wife Elizabeth now bareth fortie pou(n)des of curra(n)t monie to be pai[d]
to the same childe so soone as the same shall attaine the age of thirteene
yeares, but if the same shall die before it shall attaine the age aforesaid
the(n) my wille is that the said fortie pou(n)des shall still remaine in the hands
of my Executrix to be disposed of by her at her pleasure All the residue
of my goods unbequeathed (my funeralles paid for etc) I give unto my executrix
and I doe constitute my loving wife Elizabeth Living sole executrix
this my last wille And Tobie Hewitt Parson of Bulfa(n) and herry?
Hichcock overseers and doe alowe? them for their panes ten shillings apece
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my ha(n)d and seale, dated this
Seve(n) and twentieth daie of October in the yeare of our lord god 1639
and the fifteenth yeare of our soveraigne lord king Charles by the grace of god
of England Fra(n)ce and Irland, defender of the faith and ?
John Living [his mark]
Bennett walker [his mark]
william Little [his mark]
Ref: Ess RO Ref D/ABW 56/121
Transcribed by Sarah Steggles - 2020
Suffolk Record Office Bury.
[_] - the transcriber interpretation of the word/letters
(_) - letters added as indicated by the author in the document
<_> - letters/words deleted in the original document[?] - unable to decipher the text.
* _ * - text inserted as indicated in document
Yearth - earth
Please note: the probate date is before the date of the will. I can only think this was a mistake on the part of the scribe.
This is a nuncupative will.
2. Liveing & Hearne Family trees.
3. Liveing Family: Extracts from the Hadleigh Registers.
4. Liveing Family: Extracts from the Hadleigh & Saffron Waldon Registers.
John spouse unknown Elizabeth  [MRIN: 2338].