WILL OF DR. FRANCIS GLISSON 1597-1674 OF ENGLAND

 

Following are (1) transcribed Will of Dr. Francis Glisson. Transcribed by Phil Dawson and edited by Phillip L. Glisson

(2) the Actual Will of Dr. Francis Glisson

(3) genealogy notes taken from will by Phillip L. Glisson with other known family facts

 

Public Record Office, The National Archives crown copyright Catalogue Reference:Prob/11/355 Image Reference:226

 

Last Will and Testament of Francis Glisson made 25th June 1674 (codicil added 10th October 1677) and proved 29th November 1677.

 

In the name of God Amen. I Francis Glisson of New Street in the parish of St Bridgett alias Brides London Doctor in Phisick do make and declare my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say first whereas John Herne of the Middle Temple London Gent and William Marllow (?) of the Middle Temple aforesaid Gent do stand possessed of or interested in the capital messuage in the parish of St Bridgett alias Brides aforesaid wherein I do now dwell and the two messuages thereunto adjoining and situate on the East side of my said capital messuage and of and in three houses in one of the new streets between Shoe Lane and Fetter Lane in the parish of St Bridgett alias Brides by me heretofore devised unto Isaac (?) Hadley forever and by him built and the tofts and grounds whereon the same houses do stand with their and every of their appurtenances and of all my houses lands and tenements in that parish by virtue and means of a certain indenture bearing date the five and twentieth day of June Anno Domine 1674 and in the six and twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles the second and made or ... to be made between me the said Francis Glisson of the one part and them the said John Herne and William Marllow (?) of the other part by which I have assigned or ... to assign the same houses and premises and the general leases thereof do with two leases heretofore made to William Urmston (?) by the wardens and commonalty of the Mystery of the Goldsmiths of the City of London and by him assigned unto me two other leases thereof made by the said Wardens and commonalty to me the said Francis Glisson and one lease made to me by James Goddard unto them the said John Herne and William Marllow (?) their executors and administrators and assigus to have and to hold to them their executors administrators and assigus upon the special trust and confidence and to the intent and purpose that the said John Herne and William Marllow (?) and the survivor of them and the executors administrators and assigus of the survivor of them should assign surrender or assign and dispose of the said leases and premises in such manner and to such persons and for such intents and purposes as I the said Francis Glisson by my last Will and Testament in writing or by any writing under my hand and seal certified by two or more credible witnesses should direct or appoint as by the said recited indenture may more at large appear now I the said Francis Glisson by virtue of and according to the trusts and powers aforesaid and by virtue of all other powers ways and means enabling me thereunto do appoint and direct that my nephew Mr Francis Glisson one of the sons of my brother Mr John Glisson shall have receive take and be paid out of all the same messuages lands and tenements with the appurtenances in the parish of St Bridgett alias Brides aforesaid and the rent issues and profits thereof yearly and every year for and during all the term and time terms and times of the said leases or any of them if he the said Francis Glisson shall be so long live the yearly sum or payment of twenty pounds of lawful money of England at the feasts of the birth of our Lord God the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary St John the Baptist and St Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions the first payment thereof to be made at the end of six months after the first quarter day that shall happen after my decease. Item I do hereby give and bequeath unto my neice Mrs Jane Powell wife of Mr Richard Powell the sum of ten pounds. Item I do give and bequeath unto my brother Doctor Henry Glisson the sum of fifty pounds and the sum of ten pounds to buy him mourning. Item I do give unto my said brother's wife forty shillings to buy her a ring and to each of his two daughters forty shillings to buy each of them a ring. And I do give unto each of said brothers' said two daughters' husbands forty shillings to buy them rings. Item I do give and bequeath unto my brother Mr John Glisson ten pounds to buy him mourning. Item I do give and bequeath to Jane Mary and Hester daughters of my said brother Mr John Glisson one hundred pounds a piece to be paid by my Executor herein after named at their respective days of marriage or at the end of three years next after my decease whichsoever of them shall first happen. And if any or either of them die unmarried before the end of three years after my decease then I will that her or their legacies so dying shall remain to the survivor or survivors of them. Item I do give and bequeath unto my nephew Mr William Glisson the sum of ten pounds to by him mourning. And I do give and bequeath unto my nephew Mr Gilbert Glisson the sum of five pounds. And I do give and bequeath unto my nephew Mr George Brown all my houses lands and tenements situate and being in Baldwins Garden near Grays Inn Lane or else in the parish of St Andrew Holborne in the county of Middlesex and all and every my leases and counterparts of leases and the rents and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest term and terms of years property claim and demand that I may or ought to have in and to the same and every or any of them to have and to hold to him the said George Brown his executors administrators and assigns for all such terms times and estate as I have may should or ought to have therein. And I do give and bequeath unto my niece Mrs Mary Conyers the sum of ten pounds. And whereas Mr John Conyers husband of my niece Mary Conyers is and standeth indebted to me the sum of eighty pounds by fealty my will and mind is that the said eighty pounds be paid unto and amongst the children of the said Mary Conyers part and part alike and be divided and shared amongst them by even and equal portions. And whereas Mr James Maydwell is and standeth indebted unto me the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds upon two several bonds one for thirty pounds and the other for one hundred pounds my Will and mind is that the said thirty pounds be paid unto and shared and divided amongst the children of the said James Maydwell and Elizabeth his wife by even and equal portions. Item I do give unto my sister Mrs Mary Hoskin if she be living at the time of my death the sum of ten pounds to buy her a piece of plate. And I do give unto my nephew John Hoskin Esquire the sum of ten pounds to buy him a piece of plate. And I do give unto my nephew Mr James Hoskin the sum of ten pounds to buy him a piece of plate. And I do give unto my niece Mrs Mary Gouge the sum of five pounds to buy her a piece of plate. And I give unto Mrs Ann Hillary the sum of five pounds. And I give and bequeath unto my niece Mrs Mary Sam the sum of thirty pounds. And I do give and bequeath unto Mrs Rachel Warfield widow the sum of one hundred pounds and also the sum of five pounds to buy her mourning. And I do give and bequeath unto Mary Warfield daughter of the said Mrs Rachel Warfield the sum of ten pounds. And I do give and bequeath unto Caius College in the University of Cambridge (of which I was formerly a fellow) two pieces of plate each of them of the value of six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence with the Arms of the said College and my Arms and as of my gist engraven thereupon. And I do give unto Trinity Hall in Cambridge aforesaid a piece of plate of the value of six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence with the Arms of the said Hall and my Arms and as of my gist engraven thereupon. I do give unto Sir George Ent Knight a piece of plate of the value of five pounds. And I do give unto Sir Charles Scarborough a piece of plate of the value of five pounds. And I do give unto Doctor (Jonathan) Goddard a piece of plate of the value of five pounds. And I do give unto Doctor Staines a piece of plate of the value of five pounds. And I do give unto Doctor ... one of the fellows of Christ College in Cambridge a piece of plate of the value of five pounds. And I do give and bequeath unto the University of Cambridge all such moneys as at the time of my death shall be due and payable unto me out of and from his Majesties Exchequer as Regius Professor of the said University. And I do hereby declare that the same money shall not be charged upon my Executor to procure the same for them but only that he do give a letter of attorney or assignment to the said University to reclaim the same of his Majesty and to give a discharge or discharges for the same and by the Law is required. And I do give and bequeath unto the said Mr John Herne the sum of ten pounds to buy him a piece of plate. And I do give and bequeath unto the said Mr William Marllow (?) the sum of ten pounds to buy him a piece of plate. And I do give unto Mrs Margaret Glisson the relict of my late brother Mr James Glisson the sum of five pounds. And I do give unto James Maydwell and Elizabeth his wife forty shillings a piece to by each of them a ring. And I give unto Mr Francis Shenton and Mary his wife forty shillings a piece to buy each of them a ring. And I give unto Mr John Conyers forty shillings to buy him a ring. And I do hereby declare and my will and mind is that my niece Elizabeth Glisson daughter of my brother John Glisson shall be paid by my Executor out of my estate according to the intent of my letter in that behold by me written to my said brother if the marriage in treaty between her and Mr Luke Weeks or (Wells) do take effect or that I do not pay the same in my lifetime the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds but if the said marriage does not take effect then my Will is she shall have the sum of one hundred pounds only. And whereas Mr James Maydwell doth owe me one hundred pounds by bond as aforesaid (which I have not herein before disposed of) And whereas Mr Francis Shenton Glass Seller doth owe me fifty pounds by bond as by the said several bonds and the several conditions thereof may respectively appear my will and mind is and I do hereby give and devise and bequeath the same several sums of one hundred and fifty pounds unto my said nephew Mr William Glisson and to my nephew Mr George Brown upon trust and confidence and to the intent and purpose that the same sums of one hundred pounds and fifty pounds may be laid out and disposed of for the use and benefit of Mary the wife of the said Francis Shenton and of her children in such manner as my Executor shall think fit or approve of. And I do give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever not herein before by me disposed of my debts and funeral charges (which funeral charges I desire shall not exceed one hundred pounds being first deducted) unto my loving brother Mr Paul Glisson Clerk. And I do hereby nominate constitute make ordain and appoint my said brother Mr Paul Glisson the full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills codicils and bequests heretofore by me made and given (except the Will by me made bearing date with these present as touching and concerning all my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever which said will I do hereby further approve and confirm). In witness whereof I the said Francis Glisson have hereunto set my hand seal and published the same as my last Will and Testament of and touching my personal estate this fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord God 1674 and in the six and twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith. Francis Glisson. Signed dated published and declared by the above named Francis Glisson as his last Will and Testament in the presence of John Brockett, Nicholas Hooper, John Ogden, William Gray.

 

I Francis Glisson of New Street in the parish of St Bridgett alias Brides London Doctor in Phisick being sick in body but of sound mind and memory praise be God having heard my last Will and Testament as well concerning my real as my personal estate dated the fourteenth day of December 1674 read unto me and having considered of the same do publish and declare this present writing a codicil to be added to my said will and to be part and parcel of the same. Whereas by my said will concerning my real estate and by two several indentures of lease and release therein mentioned and recited I have conveyed settled and assured diverse messuages lands and tenements in the parishes of St Giles in the Fields and St Clement Danes in the County of Middlesex in the said indentures or last will mentioned in a certain and successive order unto certain persons therein named and by the said indentures and will more fully may appear. Now my will is and I do hereby direct and appoint that the said messuages lands and premises in whose hands or possession ... the same shall successively come or vest by virtue of any chance or chances in the said indentures and will or any of them contained shall be charged as followeth. That is to say the person and persons from time to time holding and enjoying the same shall lend unto my brother Henry upon his lawful demand the sum of five pounds per quarter of current money of England and deliver the same quarterly into the hand of my said brother and not into the hand of any other person whatsoever in manner following. That is to say upon the twenty fifth day of December five pounds upon the twenty fifth day of March another five pounds upon the twenty fifth day of June another five pounds and upon the twenty fifth day of September yearly another five pounds. The first due or delivery of the same to be made upon such of the said quarter days as shall first and next happen after my decease provided nevertheless and on this condition ... that my said brother Henry shall from time to time upon receipt of every one of the said payments or loans seal and as his act and deed define bond or obligation of the penalty of ten pounds binding himself his heirs executors and administrators to the person and persons lending the same for repayment of the same within six months next after the decease of him my said brother Henry. And my Will is further that the person and persons who shall hold and enjoy the said messuage and premises at the time of the death of my said brother Henry shall pay for and toward his decent burial the sum of ten pounds of lawful English money unto such person or persons as shall really (?) lay out or expend the like sum of ten pounds in or about the decent burial of my said brother. Item I do further give and bequeath unto my nephew Mr George Brown one hundred pounds of lawful English money provided and in case I shall in my lifetime pay unto Baldwin Higgins Gentleman one hundred pounds upon his performing certain duties made between him and me dated on or about the fourteenth day of April 1670. Then the said legacy of one hundred pounds by me herein given shall be will and said and I do hereby also give and devise unto the said George Brown the benefit of the said ... and also the sum of ten pounds to buy him mourning. And whereas by my said will relating to my personal estate I have charged my leasehold messuages in New Street aforesaid with the payment of twenty pounds per annum to my nephew Francis Glisson during his life now my Will and mind further is and I do hereby direct and appoint that my said nephew shall have and receive duly ten pounds per annum during his life and that the said messuages shall be discharged of ten pounds per annum part of the said twenty pounds per annum I formerly charged upon them as aforesaid during my said nephew's life. And I appoint that the said ten pounds per annum hereby appointed to my said nephew shall be paid to him at such time as the twenty pounds formerly given him would to be paid. Item whereas by my said will I have given to my said brother Henry Glisson the sum of fifty pounds and the sum of ten pounds to buy him mourning now I do hereby make null and void the said legacies and I do appoint that the said legacies of fifty pounds and ten pounds shall not be paid to my said brother Henry. And whereas I have by my said will given unto Mrs Rachel Warfield five pounds for mourning I do hereby make null and void the said legacy of five pounds. And whereas I have by my said will given unto Mrs Margaret Glisson widow the relict of my late brother James Glisson the sum of five pounds now I do hereby declare that the said five pounds is so given to her as a vale (?) and concession (?) to her expectation of any further gyst (?) or pension from me or my Executor after my decease. ... my hand and seal this tenth day of October Anno Domine one thousand six hundred seventy seven. Francis Glisson. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Francis Glisson as a Codicil to be added to his will and to be part and parcel of the same in the presence of Robert Whelpes, John Brockett, Nicholas Hooper, William Gray.

 

 

Actual Will of Dr. Francis Glisson

 

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Below is a brief sketch of children and grandchildren of William Glisson: Taken from Will of Dr. Francis Glisson and from other sources:

 

William Glisson b.abt 1560-1575 married (1) Mary Hancock (2) Margaret Bamfield

 

Francis Glisson b.1597 Rampisham Dorsetshire, England d. 14 Oct 1677 will probated 29 Nov 1677 married

Maria Morgan d. before 1674 not mentioned in Will

Male Glisson d. young

John Glisson d.after 1674 married unknown

Francis Glisson d.after 1677

Jane Glisson married after 1674

Mary Glisson married after 1674

Hester Glisson married after 1674

Elizabeth Glisson marriage in Treaty 1 May 1674 to Luke Wells at Marnhill, Dorsetshire, England

Male Glisson will mentioned John had sons

Male Glisson will mentioned John had sons

Henry Glisson d.after 1677 married unknown d. after 1677

Female Glisson d. after 1674 mentioned in Will mentioned Henry had 2 daughters

Female Glisson d. after 1674 mentioned in Will mentioned Henry had 2 daughters

James Glisson d.before 1674 married Margaret ? d. after 1674

Mary Glisson c.23 Feb 1645 at Holborn, St. Andrew Parish, London, England not mentioned in Will?

Paul Glisson d. after 1677 married unknown

Mary Glisson c.20 Jul 1647 at Stonegrave, Yorkshire not mentioned in Will ?

Jane Glisson c.10 Sep 1648 at Stonegrave, Yorkshire not mentioned in Will ?

Esther Glisson c. 8 Oct 1650 at Stonegrave Yorkshire not mentioned in Will

Mary Glisson d. after 1674 married Henry Hoskins

John Hoskins d. after 1674

James Hoskins d. after 1674

William Glisson not mentioned in Will

Walter Glisson not mentioned in Will

Israel Glisson not mentioned in Will

Humphrey Glisson not mentioned in Will

Margaret Glisson not mentioned in Will

Hester Glisson not mentioned in Will

Alice Glisson not mentioned in Will

Joane Glisson not mentioned in Will

 

Other Nephews and Nieces mentioned in Will that I do not know who their parents are they could be children of any of the above:

 

Mary ? d.after 1677 married 13 Feb 1665 to John Conyers at Westminster, St. Clement Danes, London, England

Had children when will was written

 

Jane ? d.after 1674 married Richard Powell

 

Mrs. Mary Gough d. after 1674

 

Mrs. Mary Sam d. after 1674

 

William Glisson d. after 1674 maybe son of John

 

Gilbert Glisson d. after 1674 maybe son of John

 

George Brown d. after 1674

 

Others mentioned in Will that could be related but not listed in Will as being a relative:

James & Elizabeth Maydwell (Maxwell), Mrs. Rachel Warfield & daughter Mary Warfield,

Mrs. Ann Hillary, Francis & Mary Shenton

 

Others mentioned in Will that are most likely not a relative:

John Herne, William Marlow (Barlow), Isaac Hadley, William Urmston, James Goddard, John Brockett, Nicholas Hooper, John Ogden, William Gray, Robert Whelps, Baldwin Higgins, Sir Charles Scarborough, Sir George Ent who was a Knight, Doctor Goddard (probably Doctor Jonathan Goddard)

 


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