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RAYNSFORD PEDIGREE. (Pages 158—163.) The following additions can be made thereto :
Page 159. “James Griffith [sic] & Ann Rainsford" were ma 29 Nov. 1684 at St. Margaret's, Westminster, by Lic. Their marr. lic., at the Vicar-Gen.'s office, dated 25 Nov. 1684 (he about 17, she about 16, both of St. Martin's in the Fields), has been printed by the Harleian Society.
Page 161. "John Rainsford & Jane Nicholls were md 31 July 1694 at St. Margaret's, Westminster, by Lic.
Page 160. Francis Rainsford, of St. Mary Aldermary, and Elizabeth Atkins,* of St. Andrew's, Holborn,” were md 18 Dec. 1676 at St. Andrew's afsd., by lic. Their marr. lic., at the Vic.-Gen.'s office, dated 15 Dec. 1676 (he about 28, “merchant,” and she about 18, with consent of her father “Edward Atkyns of Lincoln's Inn, Esq.”), has been printed by the Harleian Society. He died without male issue, and was bur. in St. Paul's Cathedral. Will, in which he directs himself to be there buried, near his "good friend Lady Viscountess Falkland,” and wherein he styles himself “ of German street in St. James, Westm., Esq., second son to Sir Richard Raynsford, Knt, late L. Ch. Justice of the Court of Kings Bench,” dated 22 April and declared 11 June 1712 ; proved 6 May 1713. (112 Leeds.) In it he leaves legacies to his wife Elisabeth ; his eldest dau. Katharine Raynsford; his youngest dau. Frances Raynsford ; his dau. Lucy Russell and son-in-law Mr Richard Russell, father of his two grandaughters Lucy and Jane Russell. The will of his widow, in which she directs her burial to be at St Paul's, near her husband, her dau. Frances Bampton,t and her noble friend the Viscountess Falkland, dat. 8 July 1730 ; proved 12 Nov. 1730 by John Brampton, Esq., the executor. (315 Auber.) In it she leaves legacies to her dau. Wilcox ; her dau. Ingoldsby, “if alive”; her granddaughters Lucy Pullen and Jane Russell ; her sont Bromtont; her son-in-law John Broughton,t Esq., “and his heirs by his wife my deceased dau.”; her sonţ John Brompton,t Esq., whom she makes her executor ; Rebecca Bromptont and Elizabeth Bromptont Capparently her granddaughters].
The issue of Francis Raynsford and Elizabeth (née Atkyns) his wife was five daughters, all bap, at St. Mary's Aldermary, London, viz. :
I. Katherine, born 4 and bap. 16 Oct. 1677, living unm. 1712, and as “my dau. Wilcox" in 1730. Her marr. lic. is at Fac. office, 29 Dec. 1718, viz., "Benjamin Wilcox and Catherine Rainsford.” She apparently died s.p. 11. Elizabeth, born 7 and bap. 8 Sep. 1678. She died unm. Adm'on, as of
7 St. James', Westm., Sp", granted 11 Sep. 1705, in C.P.C., to her father “ Francis Raynsford, Esq.”
III. Lucy, born 13 and bap. 15 Aug. 1679 ; unm. at date of her grandmother's will, 1 June 1698 ; marrd Richard Russell of St. James', Westm. Marr. lic. at Bp. of London's office 7 July 1704, he 50, Widower, she 23, Sp", printed by the Harleian Society. She marrd, secondly, 10 Dec. 1728, at the Chapel Royal, Savoy (by lic.), “Francis Ingoldesby," and is mentioned as “my dau. Ingoldsby, if alive," in 1736. By her first husband she had two daughters, (1) Lucy, unmd 1712, but md subsequently (-) Pullen, and was living 1730; (2) Jane, unmd in 1712 and 1730,
* The marriage “ by Thomas Marshe, Esq., J.P.," on 9 Dec. 1656, of her parents, is recorded at St. Andrew's, Holborn—"Edward Atking, of this, Esq., and Elizabeth Lucy, of Martins in fields, Sp"."Witnesses: "Sir Richard Lucie, Knt. and Bart. ; Francis Lucie, Esq.; Thos, Marshe. Her father, Sir Edward Atkyns, was Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1686 to 1688, being succeeded in that post by his brother, Sir Robert Atkyns, with whom he is often confused. His will, dated 9 Aug. 1698, was proved' 1 Feb. 1699-1700. (18 Noel.) His pedigree is in Le Neve's “ Knights." (Harleian Society, vol. viii., p. 332.)
† Sic, but query if it should not be Broughton in all cases. | Presumably one and the same person.
marrd subsequently Rev. Woolsey Johnson, and d. 9 Feb. 1759, aged 51, being burd at Wytham on the hill, leaving issue.
Iv. Frances, born 4 and bap. 7 Nov. 1680 ; was unm. and the youngest (surviving] dau. in 1712. She marrd 1 June 1714, at St. Martin's in the Fields (Lic. Cant.) “ John Broughton, of St. Dunstan's in the East, London." She was burd (with her father) in St. Paul's Cathedral, before 1730, at which date her husband was alive. They apparently had issue, Rebecca and Elizabeth, living also at that date.
v. Ann, born 28 Oct. and bap. 7 Nov. 1681 ; she died young, probably before 1698, the date of her grandmother's will, but certainly before 22 April 1712.
The following marriage licence (Vic. Gen.), printed by the Harleian Society, contradicts every hitherto received account of this family, even assuming (which probably was the case) that the marriage itself never took place.
1685, June 8. William Raynsford, of St. Paul, Covent Garden, Middx., Bach", about 21 (with consent of his mother Lady Raynsford), & Mrs Eliz. Bartrop, of St. Giles in the Fields, about 20, Sp".
Now, according to the monumental inscriptions at Dallington, co. Northampton (as printed in Baker's “Northamptonshire,” vol. i., pp. 135—137), it is stated on that to the Chief Justice (ob. 17 Feb. 1679) that out of his six sons, but three, viz., Richard, Francis, and George, survived him. As to the three who predeceased him, the M.I. there to Robert Rayrisford the 3d son (stated to have died 25 May 1668 in his 21st year), and to William Raynsford the 4th son (stated to have died 1666 in his 16th year), reiterates the statement that but three sons out of the six survived their father. The name of the remaining son does not appear, but even supposing that it was (another) William, it could not, presumably, be the William who was living in 1685, aged about 21, and consequently born in 1664, whereas Sir George Raynsford is, in bis M.I., called “natu minimus” of the Chief Justice, and is stated to have been born in 1656, and to have died 15 May 1682, “æt. suæ xxvi.” This George also was admitted, 11 Jan. 1672, to Lincoln's Inn as third son of Sir Richard Raynsford. It seems then that the William living in 1685 must have been of another family, and it is possible that the style of his mother as “ Lady” may mean no more than Mistress. Negative proof is the mention of but three sons (Richard, Francis, and George) in the lengthy will of the Chief Justice.
Dame Ayliffe Raynsford, widow of Sir George, married, before 1690, Sir Charles Tufton, by whom she had children baptized at Twickenham 1690—99. (See his pedigree in Le Neve’s “Knights." His will was proved May 1708. Her marr. lic., as to her first marriage, at the Vic.-Gen.'s office, 25 April 1679 (as "M" Ayliffe Elliott, of St. Giles in the Fields, about 18, Sp', with consent of her mother Mrs Susanna Gorges alias Elliott), has been printed by the Harleian Society.
The will of Dame Katherine Raynsford, widow of the Chief Justice, dated 1 and proved 4 June 1698 (148 Lort), is a long and interesting one. In it she leaves the picture of her late husband, set in gold with diamonds round it, to her granddaughter Mrs Anne Griffin. She also leaves “my largest picture of my late husband the said Sir Richard Raynsford ” and “my picture of the late Lord Chief Justice Hale” to her grandson Richard Buckby. These two valuable pictures passed accordingly to that gentleman's great-granddaughter, the Hon. Barbara Cockayne-Medlycott (see pedigree on page 160), on whose death, in 1838, they went to her daughter the Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Maunsell, whose grandson the Rev. Cecil Henry Maunsell of Thorpe Malsor Hall, co. Northampton, now (1897) possesses them.
Mary, the only surviving daughter of the Lord Chief Justice, married in, or shortly before, 1663,* William Buckby, Serjeant-at-Law. He was baptized 19 May 1633 at Arlesey, Beds, being son of the Rev. William Buckby, B.D., some time of Clifton, Beds (son of Clement Buckby, of London, Citizen and Cloth worker), by Ursula, daughter of Edward Osborne, of Northill, Beds, Bencher of the Inner
* Richard Buckby, their eldest child, was baptized 18 April 1664 at St. Giles', Northampton.
Temple, who was 2nd son of Sir Edward Osborne, Lord Mayor of London, ancestor of the Dukes of Leeds. He died 30 Nov. and was bur. 2 Dec. 1685 at St. Sepulchre's, London ; M.I. Will dated 22 Nov. 1682; proved 7 Dec. 1685 in C.P.C. His widow died shortly before her mother, Lady Raynsford. Her will dated 28 Oct. 1695; proved 9 April 1998 at the Commissary Court of London. They left issue (see page 160).
G. E. COKAYNE.
WILL OF JOHN BATHURST OF TRILLINGHURST, KENT, 1697.*
In the Name of God Amen this Thirtieth Day of March in the year of our Lord 1697 and in the 9th year of the Reign of King William the Third over England, etc. I John Bathurst of Trillinghurst in the Parish of Goudhurst in the County of Kent Gentl. being sick and weak in Body But of Sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be God for the Same Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following And first I recomend my Soul unto almighty God my Creator trusting in by and through the only meritts mediation and Intersession of the Lord Jesus Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer to receive full and free pardon of all my Sins and after this Mortal Life Ended to be an Inheritor of Everlasting Glory in Heaven And my Body I Committ to the Earth to be decently buryed in a double Suit of Woollen in the Parish Church of Goudhurst at the West End thereof on the left hand coming in at the Great Door in a new vault to be there made for that purpose of Brick And it is my desire to have a Tombstone sett over the said vault about Three foot high with my Coat of Armes Engraven thereupon. And touching and concerning that temporall Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me withall in this world I do give and dispose of the same as followeth And first I forgive unto my Kinsman John Fullager of Hawkhurst the 200li he owes me upon a Mortgage and the 50li he owes me upon his Bond and I do hereby acquitt and discharge him from both the said Sumes. Item Whereas there is due and owing unto me from Mr John Butler upon a Mortgage the Sume of 40011 and also from Mr William Moyse upon his Bond the Sume of 2001 Now my will and mind is That my said Kinsman John Fullager shall have both the said Sumes of money and I do hereby give and bequeath the same to him and the Securityes taken for both the said Sumes In Trust for this purpose and upon this Condition That he the said John Fullager his Ex’tors or adm'ors do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto Mary Gibbon Widow and Elizabeth Avard of Tenterden Widow and unto Barbara Dixon Widow Sister to the said John Fullager's wife and unto William Gibbon Brother to the said John Fullager's wife to each of them the Yearly Sume of 411 of lawfull money of England by Four Quarterly payments for and during the Term of their Severall and respective lives The first payment thereof to be made at or upon the first quarter day that shall next happen after my decease And also do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto each and every of the Children of her the said Mary Gibbon and unto each and every of the Children of her the said Barbara Dixon and unto the Three Children of him the said William Gibbon and unto Each and every of the Children of Sarah Rodes Sister to the said John Fullager's Wife the Sume of 101i apiece of lawfull money of England as they or any of them shall Severally and respectively attain unto their severall and respective ages of 21 Years or be married which shall first happen and also do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the Daughter of the said Elizabeth Avard which is unmarried the Sume of Ten pounds
* Communicated by EDWARD STONE, Esq.
† The following is kindly furnished by the Rev. James S. Clarke, Vicar of Goudhurst :" Here lyeth buried John Bathurst of Trillinghurst in this Parish, Gentleman, who departed this life the xvi day of April MDCXCvni in the 57 yeare of his age.” This inscription is on a slab that was in the floor of the Church. Finding the brickwork of its former site and other parts of the tomb under a gallery for children, we replaced the slab on them, and it now serves as a table for the Charity Loaves, given twice a month.
within Six Months after my decease. And I do give and bequeath unto the said Mary Gibbon Elizabeth Avard Barbara Dixon and William Gibbon the said severall Annual Sumes of 4li and the said Several Sumes of 10li apiece to the Children of the said Mary Gibbon and to the Children of the said Barbara Dixon and unto the Children of the said William Gibbon and unto the Children of the said Sarah Rodes and unto the unmarried Daughter of the said Elizabeth Avard accordingly. And it is my Will and mind that the said John Fullager do and shall within Three Months next after my decease become bound unto the said Severall Legatees before mentioned in Severall Bonds of Sufficient penaltyes with Conditions to pay the said Severall Annuityes and Legacys according to the purport and true intent of this my Will. And if he the said John Fullager shall refuse to give his Bonds accordingly Then the Bequest to him made of the said Two Severall Sumes of 4001i and 200li shall be Void. Item Whereas the Sume of 600li principall money is due and owing unto me by and from Captain William Watton and is Secured by Mortgages Bond and Judgment Now I do hereby give and bequeath unto my Kinsman M' John Hollymau of Reddriffe House Carpentar and to his Wife the said Sume of 600li and the Securityes I have for the same upon Trust and Confidence That they shall and will give and dispose of some part thereof unto and amongst their and my poor Relations living in or about Reddriffe and I do not tye them up to any particular Sumes of money that they shall give and bestow amongst them But do leave it to their own discretions and goodness not doubting but that they will be kind to their Relations. Item I do forgive unto my Brother Robert Bathurst the Same of Twenty pounds which he oweth unto me upon his Bond and I do hereby acquitt and discharge him therefrom. Item I give and devise unto my said Brother Robert Bathurst my House called Trillinghurst wherein I now dwell and all the Lands and woodgrounds thereunto belonging which I lately purchased of Mr Thomas Offley To have and to hold to him and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever from and after the decease of Ellen my Wife. Item I forgive unto my Brother Edward Bathurst the Sume of 40li which he oweth unto me upon his Bond And Whereas I have a Mortgage upon his Copyhold Estate at Ticehurst for a certain Sume of Money I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said Edward Bathurst the said Mortgage and Security and I do forgive him all the money due and owing unto me thereupon and I do acquitt and discharge him of and from the said Severall Securityes he releasing and discharging my Execator hereafter named from any accompt to be given for the Rents and profitts thereof received by me. Item I give and devise unto my said Brother Edward Bathurst my House and Lands called Trattenden which I formerly purchased of Mr Iden and my Wood called the Vincent Wood and the House and Fields thereunto belonging which I purchased of Mr John Viney and now in the possession or occupation of John Standen To have and to hold to him and to his Heirs and assignes for Ever. Item I give and devise unto Thomas Mallion living upon Riseden Green all that my Tenement or Cottage and the two fields thereunto belonging Situate upon or near the said Green late in the occupac'on of Richard Watts To have and to hold to him and to his Heirs for Ever And I also give unto him the Cow which I lately bought of the Widow of the said Richard Watts and 405 in money. Item I forgive unto my Kinsman John Springate of Brenchley the Sume of 40li which he oweth unto me by Bond And I do hereby acquitt and discharge him from the same. Item I forgive unto my loving friend Josias Charlton the Sume of 40li which he oweth unto me upon Bond and I do hereby acquitt and discharge him from the same. Item Whereas before in this my Will I have declared my desire to be buryed in the West End of the Parish Church of Goudhurst and have directed a new Vault to be made for that purpose If therefore the Inhabitants and Parishoners of the said Parish shall freely Consent and agree thereunto Then it is my will and I do give and bequeath the Sume of 100li to be laid out by my Ex’tor hereafter named in the purchasing of a Bell with my name to be inscribed thereupon to be Hung up in the Steeple of the said Church and which Bell I give to the said Parish Church. Item I give to the poor of the Parish of Goudhurst the Sume of 5011 to be distributed by the Churchwardens and overseers
of the said Parish and paid in manner following That is to say 101 thereof upon the first Sunday in the Month of February which shall next happen after my decease and the like Sume of 10li upon every first sunday of every succeeding Month of February in every year successively untill the aforesaid Sume of 501 be all paid. Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Bathurst of Finchcocks and to my Kinsman William Bathurst and to his Wife and Son and to my Kinsman Richard Bathurst and to my Cousin Elizabeth Bathurst to Each of them the Sume of 1011. Item I give and devise unto my Kinsman Thomas Bathurst of Finchcocks all that my fourth part and all my Estate right Title and Interest of in and to Severall Messuages and Tenements Farmes and Lands Situate lying and being in the Parishes of Lewisham and Lee in the County of Kent which I formerly purchased of M' Rubert Offey To have and to hold unto the said Thomas Bathurst and to his Heirs and assignes for Ever. Item I give and bequeath unto the 5 Daughters of my Kinsman M' Stephen Ferrall 201i apiece to be paid unto them respectively within Six Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto all the Sisters of Edmund Gibbon which said Edmund Gibbon now liveth with Sir Thomas Roberts 1011 apiece to be paid unto them respectively within Six Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto the before named Elizabeth Avard the Sume of 10011 to be paid unto her within Twelve Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Sarah Howell of Lewis 100li to be paid unto her within Six Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto her youngest Brother 1004 to be paid unto him at his age of Eighteen years. Item I give and bequeath unto Ellen my loving Wife all my Household Goods and all my Stock upon my Land and all the plate that was hers when I marryed with her and also the Sume of 1001 of lawfull money of England to be paid unto her within 8 Months after my decease. Item all the rest and residue of my goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever and wheresvever not hereinbefore given away and disposed of after my funerall Charges debts and Legacyes are paid I give devise and bequeath the same unto my aforesaid Kinsman Thomas Bathurst To have and to hold to him and to his Heirs and afgd for Ever And I make ordain and appoint my said Kinsman Thomas Bathurst full sole and only Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said John Bathurst have to this my last will and Testament Contained in Three Sheets of paper to the first and Second Sheet subscribed my name and to the Third Sheet sett my hand and Seal the day and year first above written John Bathurst. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Bathurst as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator Tho. Martin, Sam" Coleman, William Newnham.
A Codicill to be annexed to the last Will and Testament of me John Bathurst of Trillinghurst in the Parish of Goudhurst in the County of Kept, Gentl.
Whereas in and by my last Will and Testament bearing date the 31 day of March last past I have forgiven unto my Brother Robert Bathurst the Sume of 2011 which he oweth unto me by Bond And I have also forgiven unto my Brother Edward Bathurst the Sume of 40li which he oweth unto me by Bond And also all such Sume and Sumes of Money as he oweth unto me by Mortgage upon his Copyhold Estate. Now I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Brothers Robert Bathurst and Edward Bathurst to each of them the Sume of 100li to be paid unto them respectively within Six Months after my decease. In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my Name this Seventh day of April in the year of our Lord 1697.
JOHN BATHURST. And afterwards the 16th day of April 1697 the said Testator said that his Cosin Edmond Gibbon should have 200li and his Brother Anthony Welton 40'i.
Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 27th April 1697.