Jhon Howsden


bap. 29/06/1576 Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
bur. 29/08/1642 Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

Parents

Edward Howsden
Esbell Howsden bur. 07/07/1576
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Marriages/Partnerships

m. 28/10/1604
Alse Twyne Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

Children

bap. 16/02/1606 Mary Howsden
bap. 17/04/1608 Edward Howsden
bap. 07/10/1610 Anne Howsden bur. 15/10/1648
bap. 22/11/1612 Alse Howsden
bap. 30/06/1615 Jhon Howsden
bap. 12/10/1617 Margaret Housden bur. 12/12/1636
bap. 07/11/1619 Richard Housden
bap. 16/03/1623 William Housden
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Also known as

Jhon Housden, John Housden, John Housden senior, John Howsden

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In the name of God Amen The fourteenth daie of Januarie in the yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland king defender of the faith &c the eight one thousand six hundred thirtie two I Anne Howsden of Hinxton in the Countie of Cambridge Spinster beinge aged & sickly but of perfect good remembrance Thanks bee given to god therefore doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First and chiefly I Com[m]end my soule to Allmighty God my Creator and redeemer stedfastly trusting through the meritts of Jesus Christ to have pardon for my sinnes and to bee accounted one of the nomber of the Elect children of god and my bodie to the Earth from whence it first came to bee buried within the Churchyard of Hinxton aforesaid And as touching that porc[i]on of worldlie goods and Lands which god hath endued mee withall in this transitory life I will give and dispose of them in this manner as followeth I will and give to Edward Howsden the eldest sonne of John Howsden of Hinxton aforesaid tenne pounds of lawfull English money to bee paid vnto him at his age of Foure and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto John Howsden the second sonne of the said John Howsden Tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him at his age of foure and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Richard Howsden the Third sonne of the said John Howsden my little house at the townes end of HInxton aforesaid with the ground and other appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heires for ever Item I will and give vnto William Howsden the fourth sonne of the said John Howsden tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him at his age of Four and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Mary one of the daughters of the said John Howsden the wife of Richard Roberts tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Anne Howsden the second daughter of the said John Howsden tenne pounds of like money to be paid vnto her at her age of foure and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Mr Richard Howsden Scholl? five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto hym within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Hester Hamond als Swallow five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him [sic] within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Mary Wood my Goddaughter five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Anne Twyn the daughter of Roger Twyn five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her at her age of four and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Anne Howsden the daughter of Edward Howsden five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her at her age of foure and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Anne Twyn the daughter of William Twyn five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her at her age of foure and twenty yeares Item I will and give vnto Isabell Gardiner five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her at her age of foure and twentie yeares Item I Will and give vnto Edward Howsen Roger Twyn Meryam Twyn and Anne Twyn ye children of widow Twyn now living in HInxston aforesaid to either of them Twenty Shillings of like money to bee paid vnto them at their severall ages of Foure and Twentie yeares Item I will & give vnto Richard Riccard of duxford the bond of five pounds which hee oweth vnto me to bee delivered vnto hym by my Executor presently next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Margarett Beale of duxford five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give Nicholas Tittemouse of Hinxton aforesaid five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto John Tettemouse of Sawston five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Thomas Tittemouse of Witlesford his bond of Five pounds which hee oweth vnto mee to bee delivered vnto him by my Executor presently next after my decease Item I will and give vnto John Wallis of Walden twentie shillings of like money And to Michaell Wallis tenne Shillings both of them to bee paid the same within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto the Children of Richard Baker which are now liveing six pounds of like money to bee paid and devyded equally amongst them within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Nicholas Carpenter of Cambridge three pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Joane Reeve of Great Chesterford twentie Shillings of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Arthur Ellis of great Shelford his bill of Twenty shillings which hee oweth vnto mee to bee delivered vnto him presently after my decease And also I give and will vnto him twentie shillings of like money within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Isabell Patman of Ickleton five pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give to Justice Reynolds the wife of Thomas Reynolds twentie shillings in like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto John Booth the Parish Clarke twentie shillings of like money to bee paid vnto vnto [sic] him within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Susan Jeffery the wife of Thomas Jeffery of Hinxton the yearelie vse of five pounds of money being eight shillings within one yeare next after my decease during her naturall life But if shee overlives her said husband Then my will is that presently after her said husbands death the saide some of five pounds to be given and paid vnto her Item I will and give vnto my Nephew Thomas Ellis all my Copiehold lands lying and being within the Fields of Hinxton aforesaid to him and to his heires for ever And also I will and give vnto him my two acres of Free ground lying in the same Parish to him and to his heires for ever Item I will and give vnto the vse of the poore people of Hinxton aforesaid an annuitie of Fifteene pounds for ever issueing out of my lands lying and being in the towne of Bl???m in the Countie of Bedford in such manner as ??? ??? allready passed the same by Indenture or deede made vnto certayne Feoffees in Hinxton aforesaid and elswhere [sic] to the said vse as by the said Deed or Indenture more at large doth appeare Item I doe forgive Steven Nightingale of Newport eight pounds in money being the last yeares vse of a hundred pounds in money which hee oweth mee vpon bond Item I forgive likewise Richard Lambert of Duxford eight pounds in money being the last yeares vse of a hundred pounds in money which hee oweth mee vpon bond Item I forgive the fiftie pounds in money that my nephew Richard Howsden the eldest sonne of my brother George Howsden oweth vnto mee Also I give and bequeath vnto him the said Richard Twentie Shillings in money to bee paid vnto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give to William Howsden one other sonne of my said brother George fiftie pounds in lawfull English money to bee paid vnto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Anne Maister some one of the daughters of my said brother George fiftie pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within two yeares next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Sara one other daughter of my said brother George fiftie pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her wthin [sic] one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Alice Sp??? one other daughter of my said brother George fiftie pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within two yeares next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Margarett one other of the daughters of my said brother George fiftie pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will & give vnto Robert Swan tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto him within foure yeares next after my decease if hee happen to dye before the said tyme lymitted The ?? will the said tenne pounds to bee equally devyded amongst his daughter Prudence her children Item I will and give vnto [blank space] one other daughter of the said Robert Swan tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto the Children of the said Prudence five pounds in like money to bee paid vnto either of them at their seu[er]all ages of Foure and twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Edward Swan of Ickleton ten pounds of like money and vnto his three daughters either of them likewise tenne pounds to bee paid vnto them severally within two yeares next after my decease Item I will and give to Isabell Gardiner five and twentie pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto Anne ???ford and Joane (?) ??? her two daughters to either of them five pounds of like money to bee paid them severally within two yeares next after my decease Item I give and will vnto Anne Smith the Grandchild of the aforesaid Isabell Gardner tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her at her age of two and twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Katherine and Marie the two daughters of John Ellis either of them Twenty pounds of like money to bee paid vnto them at their seuerall ages of Foure and Twentie yeares Item I will and give vnto Marie Wade tenne pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her within one yeare next after my decease Item I will and give vnto the children of the said Mary Wade Fortie pounds of like money to bee paid and devyded amongst them in this manner The|| said moeny to bee paid within one yeare next after my decease to some honest Guardian whom her brother Thomas Ellis will appoint to bee putt out to the best vse and advantage of the said Children vntill their severall ages of four and twentie yeares then to bee paid vnto them Item I will and give vnto Anne Ellis the daughter of the said Thomas Ellis fortie pounds of like money to bee paid vnto her at her age of Two and Twentie yeares Memorandum that Anne Housden of Hinxton in the Countie of Cambridge Spinster deceased did whilst shee was of perfect memorie and mind vizt Vpon Saturday being the fourth day of Januarie Anno dni one thousand six hundred thirtiee three declare these words following or the like in effect for her last Will or disposicion of her goods as in this manner followes Namely shee gave and bequeathed vnto her Nephew Richard Housden of Hinxton in the Countie of Cambridge yeoman and Thomas Ellis of Hinxton aforesaid yeoman all her goods chattels and houshold [sic] stuff whatsoever they paying certayne legacies menconed [sic] in writing bearing date the fourteenth day of Januarie one thousand six hundred thirtie two as by the said writings relation thereunto being had may appeared And likewise shee did revoke all former Wills and Testaments which shee had formerly made And these words were thus spoken and delivered in the presence and hearing of the said Richard Howsden and Thomas Ellis As also in the presence of M?riam Twyn widow Emme Gipps wife of William Gipps of Hinxton aforesaid and Elsabeth Patman wife of Jeames Pattam [sic] of Ickleton in the said Countie of Cambridge The marke of Miriam Twyn The marke of Emme Gipps The marke of Elsabeth Pattman Memorandum that after the premisses the above named Anne Housden being of perfect mynd and memorie lying vpon her death bed did by word of mouth will and bequeath vnto Anne Gipps the wife of William Gipps of Hinxton aforesaid fiftie pounds to bee paid vnto her within one yeare after the decease of her the said Anne in the presence & heareing of dyvers Credible witnesses Primo die mensis Februarij Anno dni iuxta cursum et computac[i]o[n]em Ecclie Anglicane Millesimo sexcentesimo ???esimo tertio Emanarit comissu Richo Housden et Thome Ellis Legatar principalisbus no[m]i[n]a in Testamento cum Codic???lo annexo prefat Anne Housden nuper de Hinxton in Comitatu Cantabrigie solute defunct Ad administrand bona Jura et credita eiusdem defunct iuxta tenorem Testam'ti et Codicilli dci defunct eo quod eadem defunct nullum in eisdem nominverit Ex'rem de bene et fideliter Administrand eadm ad sca dei Evangelia Coram Johanne Conway Cl'ico ???gore Comiss??? in ea parte als emanat Jurat

Source: PROB 11/165/89

In the name of God amen The nine and twentith [sic] daie of December in the yeare of our lord god one thousand six hundred and eight and twenty I Richard Howsden of Hinxton in the countie of Cambridge being in perfect minde and memorie thankes be giuen to god, make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge vizt In primis I bequeath my sowle into the handes of allmightie god my blessed maker and redeemer by whose most precious blood I expect remission of all my sinnes and inheritance incorruptible amongst his most blessed saintes Item I will that my bodie be decentlie buried in the ~~parishe~~ [struck through] church yard of the parish of Hinxton aforesaid Item I giue vnto the poore of Hinxton six poundes to be distributed amongst them at ye discrecion of my Executrix vizt three poundes at or on the daie of my buriall, and the other three poundes within one yeare next after my decease Item I giue vnto Richard Howsden the sonne of my brother George Howsdene all those my landes and tenements whatsoeuer I haue lyinge and beinge within the boundes and feildes [sic] of much Halingbury in the countie of Essex to hold vnto him the said Richard his heires & assignes foreuer Item I giue vnto Anne Howsden my sister all those my Freehold landes and tenements whatsoeu[er] lyinge and being in Hinxto[n] to haue and to hold vnto her duringe her naturall life And after her decease, then all the said landes and tenements to remaine vnto the abouesaid Richard Howsden the sonne of my brother George and to the heires of the said Richard foreuer uppon condicion notwithstandige followinge That the said Anne and Richard, and the heires of the said Richard doe well and truly content and paie or cawse to be well and trulie contented and paid vnto Margarett Howsden one of the daughters of John Howsden of Hinxton, or to such person or persons as shall keepe and mantaine the said Margarett, for and towardes her maintenance of liuinge at or in the porch of the parishe church of Hinxton the some of Fiue poundes of lawfull englishe money in and vppon the Feast daie of St Michaell Tharchangell yearlie duringe her life But if the said su[m]me of Five poundes yearelie be vnpaid accordinglie Then my minde and will is that the said Margarett and such her freindes as shall keepe her shall haue and enioy the said landes and tenements to her vse duringe her naturall life And after her decease, then to remaine to the vse and behoofe of the said Anne and Richard, and the heries of the said Richard, foreuer Item I giue vnto the said Richard Howsden my brothers sonne all those my Customary or coppyhold [sic] landes & tenements, whatsoeuer I hold in Hinxton to be vnto him and his heires foreuer Provided nevertheles my will is, that the said Anne Howsden my sister shall haue hold and inioy all the profitts that shall yerely arrise and growe vppon the said coppyhold landes and tenements without the deniall or molestation of the said Richard his heires or assignes duringe her naturall life Item I giue vnto my brother George Howsden twentie poundes of lawfull englishe money to be paid within one whole yeare after my decease Item I giue vnto Richard Howsden the sonne of my brother George Howsden twenty poundes of the like lawfull money to be paid vnto him within one whole yeare after my decease Item I giue vnto the fower daughters of my brother George Howsden Fower score poundes of lawfull englishe money) [sic] to be deuided equallie betweene them and to be paid vnto them within one whole yeare after my decease, Item I giue vnto William Howsden the sonne of my brother George Howsden six hundred poundes of lawfull englishe money to be paid vnto him in manner and forme followinge vizt two hundred poundes within one yeare after my decease, other two hundred pounds within two whole yeares after my decease, and the other two hundred poundes within thre [sic] whole yeares after my decease in full payment of the six hundered poundes Item I giue vnto Robert Swan & Edward Swan the two sonnes of my sister Justice Swan twentie poundes of lawfull englishe money equally to be deuided Betweene them, to be paid vnto them within one whole yeare after my decease, ~~Item I giue vnto~~ [struck through] Item I giue vnto Mary Cooke the wife of Richard Cooke tenn poundes of lawfull english money to be paid vnto her within one whole yeare after my decease, Item I giue vnto Isabell, Anne and Joane three daughters of my sister Justice three poundes of lawfull english money to be paid vnto them by equall and even portions within one whole yeare after my decease Item I giue vnto Emm Gypes the wife of William Gypes twentie poundes of lawfull english money to be paid vnto her or her lawfull assignee within one whole yeare after my decease, Item I giue vnto John Howsden the sonne of Edward Howsden deceased those Fiftie poundes that he doe owe vnto me Item I giue vnto Thomas Ellis the sonne of my sister Valentine Ellis deceased three score poundes of lawfull english money to be paid vnto him within one whole yeare after my decease Item I giue vnto Katheren Ellis, Mary Ellis and Avis Ellis ye daughters of my sister Valentine aforesaid Six poundes of lawfull Englishe money to be deveded equallie amongst them within one whole yeare after my decease Item I giue vnto m Conawaie the minister of Hinxton twentie shillinges to be paid vnto him the daie of my buriall Item I giue vnto Elizabeth Romball Joane Starlinge Elizabeth Pacman and Mary Toftes my late servants Fower poundes of lawfull englishe money equallie to be deuided amongst them, and to be paid within one whole yeare after my decease The residue of all my goodes and chattels my debtts and funerall expenses discharged I whollie giue and bequeath vnto Anne Howsden my sister aforesaid whom I make and ordaine sole Executrix of this my last will and testament In witnes whereof I have setto my hand and seale the daie and yeare aboue written Richard Howsden in the p[re]sence of vs whose names are vnderwritten Edward Howsden John Howsden the marke of Michea? Onion John Howsden Jun Probatum fuit testamentum suprasriptum apud London coram venerabilis viro domino Henrico Marten milite Legum doctore Curia Prerogative Cant magro Custode sive Commissario ltime (?) constituto vicesimo die mensis Januarij anno domini iuxta ??? coputac[i]o[n]em ecclie Anglicana millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo octavo Juramento Anne Howsden sororis et executris in eodem testamento nominat Cui commissa fuit administratio omnium et singulorum bonorum in ??? et creditorum dict defunct de bene et fideliter administrando eadem vigore Commissionis coram Johanne Conway clico ~~in ea parte als ??? ad sancta dei Evangeli~~ [struck through] iurat [in margin:] ad sancta dei Evangeli

Source: PROB 11/155/49

Jug In the name of god Amen the twelf [sic] day of Julye 1642 and in the yeare of the Raygne of o[ur] Soueraigne Lorde Charle... by the grace of god of Englande Scotland Fraunce and Ireland kinge defendo[ur] of the fayth etc the Eighteene [sic] I John Howsden the elder of Hinxston in the Countie of Cambridge yeoman the vnprofytable servant of god weake in bodye but of whole mynde and good and p[er]fytt [sic] memorye the lord be praysed doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in Manner & forme followinge vtterlye revokinge all former Wills heretofore by me made whatsoeuer Fyrst and most princypallie I Com[m]mende my Soule into the handes of Almightye god my maker trusting most assuredlye In by and through the death and most bytter passyon of his Sonne my Savio[ur] Jesus Christe to haue full pardon even the Remyssyon of all my Sinnes and offences And I Com[m]ende my bodye to ye earth wherof yt is made And as Concernynge all my Landes and Tennements [sic] goodes and Chattles [sic] whatsoeuer wherof and wherwith yt hath pleased god to make me Steward of herein this lyfe and vale of myserye this is my mynde will and devise Fyrst I geive will and bequeath vnto Alice my beloved wife my three half acres of errable land more or les [sic] with thapp[ur]tnauncs which I late purchased of one Mathew Markeris lyeng in the Feilde of greate Chesterford in the Countye of Essex And alsoe Fower acres and two twentye foote of Meadowground lyenge in the South meadow late Raymond and one half acre of errable lande lyenge nere Wittelsford Closes late Vownhams with their app[ur]tnauncs sett and beinge in the p[ar]ish and Feildes of Hinxston aforesayd in the sayd Countye of Cambredge to holde the same to her the sayd Alice my wife her heyres and assignies for ever Item I alsoe geive and bequeath vnto the sayd Alice my wife all other my landes and Tennements both Free and Copye whatsoeuer I haue within the Towne p[ar]ish and Feildes of Hinxston aforesayd in the sayd Countye of Cambridg with all ther App[ur]tnauncs to holde to her and her assignies for and duringe the Terme of her naturall lyfe The Remaynder therof after her decease as here followeth Item I geive and bequeath vnto Edward Howsden my eldest Sonne Tweluepence Item I geive and bequeath vnto John Howsden my second Sonne Twelupence Item I geive and bequeath vnto Richard Houwsden my Third Sonne and to his heyres for ever after the decease of my wife The Messuage or Tenement wherin I nowe dwell withall the howses orchard Crofte adioynynge and other the app[ur]tnauncs belonginge to the same together alsoe with Tenn Acres more or less of Copyholde lande and Eightene Acres more or less of Freelande with ther App[ur]nauncs late purchased of John Howsden Sonne of Will'm Howsden deceased sett lyenge and beinge in the Towne p[ar]ish and Feilds of Hinxston aforesayd in the sayd Countye of Cambridge Item I geive will and bequeath vnto Will'm Howsden my youngest Sonne and to his heyres for ever after the decease of my wife One Messuage or Ten[n]ement called Scotts wherin one Lawrance Whiskyn nowe dwelleth with the howses orchard Croft adioynynge and alsoe one Acre & a halfe of errable lande more or less belonginge to the same withall & every their App[ur]tnauncs together alsoe with Three Acres and a Twenty foote of errable lande more or less with thapp[ur]tenauncs' late Raymonds And alsoe a halfe yarde land conteyninge fyftene acres more or less with thapp[ur]tnauncs called Sloowes late Edward Howsdens my fathers lyenge in the Towne p[ar]ish and boundes of Hinxston aforesayd in the sayd Countie of Cambredge Item wheras ther is a suite dependinge in Chauncerye betweene Richard Howsden and Thomas Ellis deceased my kynsmen and me, for certayne money due as appeareth by a decree in the Courtof request dated the twelf of November 1640 and other subsequent orders in that Court made All which money and all my right tytle and interest in ??ind to the sayd money orders and suites I geive and bequeath wholly vnto Christopher Emmerson my Sonne in lawe and his assignies to his and their disposinge Item I geive and bequeath vnto Ann Emmerson my dawghter my best Milch Cowe which she will Choose Item I geive vnto Marye Booth my goddaughter and to my Three Servants every of them Tenn shillinges a peice Item I geive and bequeath vnto Amye Twynn Six powndes of lawfull english money to be payd her vppon request within one yere next after my decease The Resydew of all other my moveable Goodes and Chattles whatsoeuer vnbequeathed my debts beinge payd Legacyes performed and funerall Charges borne I geive and bequeath them whollye vnto the sayd Alice my beloved wife whome I make name and appoynte sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament not doubtinge but she will see the same in althinges p[er]formed accordinglye In witnes wherof I the sayd John Howsden haue herevnto sett my hande and Seale the daye and yeare aboue written John Housden Theise being witnesses Thomas Coop[er] John booth Ext jo Julij 1644 : p[er] executri??

Source: Ely Cons. Ct. 1644 CW
Cambridgeshire Archives

xijo die Nouemb ...644 To the righte honnorable the Erles of Kent and Bullingbrooke and others Commissioners for the Great Seale of England Hales Humbly complayning shewethe vnto your hon:es your Orators Christopher Emm... of London Merchant and Alice Housden widdowe Executrixe of the last will and Testament of John Housden deceased That ... in Easter Terme 1634 the sayd Richard Housden and Thomas Ellis exhibited another Bill of complaynt into this honnorable Court against the sayd John Housden ... as Administrators of the goods and chattels of the sayd Anne Housden ... ...And the sayd Arbitrators do also Award Order and Judge That the sayd Richard Housden and Thomas Ellis theire executors administrators or assignes shall well and truly pay or cause to be payd by the sayd John Housden his executors or assignes the summe of one hundred and forty p... e...ing at or in the porche of the sayd Parrishe Churche of Hinxton in full discharge of the summe of three hundred pounds intended and directed to be given and payd by the privat Nuncupative Will of Richard Housden deceased And vppon payment & receipt of the sayd hundred & Forty pounds the sayd John Housden or his Asignes ... and Thomas Ellis or one of them out of the sayd hundred and for...nds the summe of Twenty pounds in full discharge and satisfacc[i]on of an obligac[i]on dated the sixt [sic] day of December in the thirteenthe yeare of King James wherin the sayd John Housden and Edward Housden his Father deceased were bound to the sayd Anne Housden deceased ... to the sayd Richard Housden to be cancelled and no suyte to be p[ro]sequ... thervppon at any tyme here after. And the sayd Arbitrators do also Order and Award that the sayd John Housden his executors or assignes shall not at any tyme hereafter clayme or demand by any suyte at the common Lawe, or in any Ecclesiasticall Courte or Court of Equitie a...y p[ar]te ... by reason of his being of kinred [sic] to the sayd Anne, ... ...Another suyte in the sayd Court of whitehall brought by the sayd John Housden as Gardian [sic] to his daughter Margarett synce deceased and Richard Housden sonne of the sayd John Housden against ...yd...ard... And a Tenement and Garden claymed by the sayd John Housdens sonne Richard And other suyts brought by the sayd Richard Housden and Thomas Ellis in the sayd Court of Whitehall against the sayd John Housden & your Oratrixe Alice to discover whether the sayd fortie pounds was not the p[ro]per money of the sayd Ann... ...hitehall against the sayd John Housden and your sayd Oratrix Alice to discover howe the sayd Richard Housden brother of the sayd Anne made a Will and devised fiftie pounds apeece to sixe of the sayd John Housdens Children w[hi]ch afterwards was put out of the Will and payd in his life tyme ... And Edward Housden Clerke the defts brother ... ...Order of the 26th of June 17o R It was ordered that the sayd then Complt Richard Housden should then stand & be committed to the prison of the Fleet for ... sayd conte.. of the F...et to take him into custodie accordingly And afterwards by an order of the 5th of November ...the sayd Thomas Ellis was latelie dead, and that Anne his daughter and wife of William Frisney was heire & Executrix to the sayd Thomas Ellis ... but the sayd Richard Housden William Frisney & his wife not p[er]forming the sayd Order the sayd Richard Housden was thervppon app[re]hended by the warden of the Fleet

Source: C2 CHASI E17 69
National Archive

??? xiijo Maij 1634 To the right hoble Thomas Lord Coventry ...[next words hidden in crease] Humbly shew vnto your good lorp your orators Richard Housden of Hinxton ['68' written above line] in the county of Cambridge singleman and Thomas Ellys of the same towne and county yoman [sic] executors of the of the [sic] last will and testam' of Ann Howsden of Hinxton aforesaid spinster deceased That whereas the said Ann Howsden in her life time being possessed of seu[er]all peeces or p[ar]cells of old gold w[hi]ch neyther shee nor Richard Housden her brother form[er]ly deceased whose executrix shee was wold in in any sort depart withall in regard the same gold had ~~ continued a long time in their custody and of their parents And of one hundred pounds or thereabouts of other gold and of diuers spoones of siluer and of siluer and guilt plate lynnen bedding good timber and wood of good value and being a sole woman very aged and weak of body for the more safe keeping of the greatest and cheifest p[ar]t thereof did within about the space of fower or fiue yeres before her decease intrust John Howsden of Hinxton aforesaid theld[ur] and alice his wife being neighbors vnto her as also Edward Howsden theyr sonne Mary one of theyre (?) daughters and now wife of Richard Roberts And Ann Howsden one other of the daughters of the said John Howsden and Alice ... And that the said John Housden w[i]thin or about the time aforesaid receaued and borowed of the said testatrix twenty pounds or thereabouts of lawfull money of England And also receaued of or from the said testatrix one hundred and three skore pound or thereabouts of like money and diuers other seu[er]all soms of money And that the said Edward within or about the same time receaued forty pound or thereabouts of one El??? to or for her vse ...did your orators further shew that the said testatrix ~~ afterwards made her ast will & testam' and ordeined your orators executors thereof and died by and after whose death your orators haue taken vpon them the probate and execuc[i]on of the said will & testam' whereby your orators conceiue that the said old gold & other gold and monies deliu[er]ed receiued or borowed as aforesaid as also the said spoons plate lyn[n]en bedding goods timber wood & troughs doe of right belong vnto your orators But soe yt ys may yt please your good Lor'p that the said John Howsden and Alice Edward Richard Robtes Mary and Anne the daughter ... do giue out in speeches that the said testatrix did giue vnto them or som[m]e of them all that the said gold moneys and plate and spoones And also all such lynnen bedding goods woods tymber & troughs w[hi]ch were the said testatrix and w[hi]ch were deliu[er]ed vnto any of them or left in any of their possession or custody howbeit the said John Howsden for some ~~ p[ar]te of the said money shold haue surrendered all or the greatest p[ar]te of his custumary lands holden of he manor of Hinxton aforesaid to the vse of the said testatrix and of her heyres vpon condicon for paym' ql (?) of a yerely som[m]e of money to hee the said testatrix her heyers executors adm'?ss or assignes and yet made noe surrender thereof or if any such surrend[er] were made the same (?) was suppressed to bee of noe effect by the meanes of the said John to thend as your orators conceiue yt might bee thought that the said hundred and three skore pounds was giuen vnto him or that your orator Richard Howsden who is cozen and next heyer of the said testatrix ad one of her executors shold take noe benefit thereby nor haue any knowledge to what vse the same lands were surrendred [sic] or vpon what condic[i]on as whither the same condicon [sic] bee p[er]formed by the paym't of the monies therein menconed at and according to the tiiiiis therein limited ... ... Rob iiifeiii? The Joint seu[er]all Answere of John Hoiseden & Alice his wife Edward ...seden Richard Roberts & Mary ... & Anne Houseden Deffendts to ye Bill of Complaynt of Richard Houseden & Thomas Ellice Com... 68 The sayd deffs now & at all tymes hereafter sauing vnto hemselues all advantages of Exception to ye inc[er]tainty & other insufficiency of ye sayd Bill of Complayn... exhibited against hem ye sayd Deffs vnto his most honorable Court ... yt... rather of malice & evill will Conceived against ye sayd John Houseden and of hese Deffs to ye intent hereby to vex & molset him (being an old & lame man) & his sayd wife & Children ... But ... ye sayd Anne deceased in her life tyme did freely giue and deliver to ye sayd Anne and of ye Deffs (being goddaughter to ye sayd Ann now deceased) some silver spoones, & some mony [sic] in a purse ... And his Deff John Houseden further acknowledgeth & Confesseth yt about j yeare since hee received of he sayd Anne or by her appoitnmt ye sum[m]e of One | hundred & Three scoore pounds of lawfull English money whereof One h...dred & xx was payed deliu[er]ed to him his Def from & for her ye Sayd Anne, by ye sayd Thomas Ellice one of ye Compl'ts, & by ye appointmt of ye sayd Anne And hother 40 li was payd by one ...ling from & for ye sayd Ann & by her appoyn...t to Edward Howsden one of his Deffs Sonnes, soe was payed to his Deff by his sayd sonne, but hee his Deff otherwise never received any money of ye sayd Elling (?) to or for ye vse of he sayd Anne, And his Deff further sayth, hat his sum[m] of One hundred & Three scoore pounds so paied to him this Deff was p[ar]t of y mony given or intended or Charged to be given to his Deff by ye sayd Richard Houseden deceas...d & p[ar]t of hat w[hi]ch shee ye sayd Anne was wont vsu...y to say to be p[art]t of ye private will w[hi]ch shee was trusted ...all & Charged by ye sayd Richard Housden to pay to his Def ... [some words hidden in crease]...imselfe his Children And yet for yt ye sayd Ann would have ye vse or benefite hereof arising to be & goe to her ye sayd Ann H...den (now deceased) during her life, & after to ...mayne to him his Deff & his Children, herefore by ye ag?ee... of ye sayd ... of him his Deff & for her better security for ye true paym't of ye vse of ye sayd 160li to her ye sayd Ann, hee his Deffs did make ...nder in writing (about one yeare bef... ye Death of ye sayd Ann & about ye tyme yt ye same sum[m] of 160li was all p...ayed vnto ... of his Coppihold or Customary lands holden of ye manno[ur] of Hinxton, into ye hands ... ye hen Lord of ye same Manno[ur] by ye han... of Thomas Coop Edward Houseden two C...stomary Tenants of ye same manno[ur] according to y... ... same manno\ur] to ye vse of her y [sic] sayd Anne for ye Terme of her life onely & not of ... her heyres as in ye Bill is sugg...d And vpon Co... ye paymt of ye sum of xij (?) li & xvj ? yearely to ye sayd Ann during her life onelie (?) ... And ye ...d Alice an other of hese Deffs sayth yt shee never borrowed any mony of ye sayd Anne deceased Nor eu[er] received any mony of any other p[er]son for her But shee Confesseth hat Two Featherbedds & b...lsters, one Chest of Lynnen, wherein here ... about 20 payre of sheets, and about 4 or 5 loades of Timber & Wood were sent to her howse by or from ye sayd Ann deceased in her life tyme And yt ye same after ye death of ye sayd Anne was all fetched or Carried away againe from her house by ... now Compl'ts ... did freely ... ye sayd ...er pinne ... p[ro]per vse in ye p[re]sence of one Marrion Twinn widdow being hen in ye Chomber (?) ...

Source: C 2/ChasI/H100/58
National Archive

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Source: D/DBy M161
Essex Record Office

Locations

29/06/1576 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
28/10/1604 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
16/02/1606 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
17/04/1608 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
07/10/1610 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
22/11/1612 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
30/06/1615 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
07/11/1619 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
16/03/1623 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
29/08/1642 Church, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
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