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A Probable Wife for Thomas Axtell

12 September 2009 Leave a comment

Eleanor R. Wesson, “A Probable Wife for Thomas Axtell,” Connecticut Nutmegger 31[1998]. [LINK]

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Notes and Queries: The Axtell Family

6 August 2009 Leave a comment

Source: S.J. Axtell, “Notes and Queries: The Axtell Family,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53[1899]:359.

[page 359]

THE AXTELL FAMILY. — Some facts respecting Thomas AXTELL, the progenitor of the AXTELLs of America, and his family, have recently been discovered by Mr. Freeman C. Goodenow of Cambridge, Mass.

Thomas AXTELL bought five acres of land in Sudbury, Oct. 1643. This land joined that of Edmund RICE, who came from Berkhamstead, Eng., in 1638 or 1639. Thomas AXTELL took the oath of fidelity July 9, 1645. His daughter, born July 1, 1644, was named Lidia, not Mary, as appears from two original entries in old record books. “John MAYNARD and Mary AXTELL were md 16 (4) 1646,” i.e. June 16. This doubtless is the widow of Thomas AXTELL, who was buried March 8, 1646. MAYNARD was a widower with a son eight or nine years old. The Mary AXTELL who married John GOODNOW Sept. 9, 1656, was doubtless the Mary baptized in Berkhamstead Sept. 25, 1639. She bore eleven children, the last in 1680, and died April 14, 1704. Edmund WRIGHT married Hannah UPSON, not AXTELL, as appears from a careful scrutiny of the records.

Mr. W.S. Appleton informs me that William AXTELL of Berkhamstead, Eng., died in 1637, leaving a will in which he mentions his wife Thomasine and sons John, William, Thomas, Daniel and Samuel. This confirms my conjecture in regard to the two Williams of Berkhamstead, and the children to be assigned to each, and with the facts given above, supports the view that Thomas AXTELL was a brother of Col. Daniel AXTELL, the regicide.

S.J. AXTELL

Kalamazoo, Mich.

Axtells of America

31 July 2009 Leave a comment

Source: William S. Appleton, “Axtells of America,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44[1890].

[page 50]

The connection of this country with the name and family of AXTELL is decidedly interesting. Several years ago I communicated to the REGISTER, XXII, 143, Notes on the AXTELL family, giving a short account of Thomas AXTELL of Sudbury and his descendants, of whom his grandson, Daniel, moved for a time to South Carolina. Unfortunately Thomas of Sudbury did not put himself so fully on record as two others of the name, whose wills are found in London. Mr. Savage says in the Genealogical Dictionary of New England, under AXTELL, “NATHANIEL, New Haven 1639, intend. to go home, made his will 27 Jan. 1640, and d. in few wks. bef. embark. at Boston.” Mention of such will is also found in the Records of the Colony of New Haven, but the following will of earlier date was left in England, and there proved and recorded, as follows:

In the name of God Amen. The Seaventeenth day of August One Thousand Six Hundred Thirtie nyne And in the ffifteenth yeare of ye Raigne of our Soueraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland Fraunce and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c. I Nathaniell AXTELL now or late of the parish of St Peters nere the Burrough of St Albons in the County of Hertford Yeoman, being now purposed (by the Grace of God) to travayle to New England in the parts beyond the Seas and considering the certainty of Death & how uncertaine the tyme thereof is, Doe (Revoaking all former Willes Testamentes legacies & Devises by me heretofore made) make & declare this my present last Will & Testament in matter & forme follokinge that is to say, ffirst & principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Allmightie God my Creator & of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer hopeinge & stedfastly beleiving through the meritts Death and Passion of my said Saviour Jesus Christ to have free pdon and forgiveness of all my sinnes & to inheritt Eternall life in the Kingdome of Heaven with other the Elect Children of God. And for

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such temporall goods as it hath pleased god to lend me in this world for my necessary use (my debtes and funerall expences beinge first paid & discharged) I give & dispose the same as followeth (vizt.) Item I give & bequeath unto Thomas BUCKINGHAM of Queen Epioth [Quinnipiac] in New England, Husbandman, Tenn poundes in money to be paid unto him by my Executor hereafter named within one yeare next after my decease. Item I give & bequeath unto Richard MILES of the same place Husbandman all my weareinge apparell both linnen & wollen And all my beddinge & Household stuffe whatsoever in New England aforesaid. Item I give & bequeath unto Mr Peter PRUDDEN Minister of the word of God in New England aforesaid ffive poundes in money to be paid unto him by my Executor within one yeare next after my decease. The Remainder rest & residue of all & singuler my goodes chattelles Debtes & estate whatsoever unbequeathed I doe give & bequeath unto & amongst my Two brothers Thomas AXTELL & Daniell AXTELL & my three sisters Joane, Ann & Sarah equally amongest them to be parted & devided part & part like And I doe ordaine and make my said Brother Daniell AXTELL the sole & onely Executor of this my last Will & Testament Willing & chargeinge hime to see the same truely pformed accordinge to my true intent & plaine meaneinge therein expressed, as my only & especiall trust is in him. In Wittnes whereof I the said Nathaniel AXTELL to this my last Will & Testament have sett my hand & seale the Seaventeenth Day of August 1639 And in the ffifteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles of England &c.

NATHANIELL AXTELL.

Read signed sealed published & delivered by the said Nathaniell AXTELL for & as his last Will & Testament the Day of the Date in the presence of me Antho: HUDSON Scrr. And me Natha: HUDSON his sonne.

Proved at London 12 June 1640.

The second will is as follows:

Considering the brevity and uncertainty of the life of Man how many accidents perills and dangers it lyes lyable to especially in Journeys by Land and hazards by sea both which I intend God willing in very few dayes to undertake doe judge it absolutely necessary to make this my last Will and Testamt this third day of August one thousand six hundred and seaventy eight which is as vizt. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Sibilla the sume of ffive Hundred pounds to be paid her at day of marryage or when shee shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my son Daniel the sume of ffive Hundred pounds to be paid to him at the age of twenty and one yeares. Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary ffive Hundred pounds to be paid her at day of marryage or when shee shall attaine the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my sonne Holland ffive Hundred pounds to be paid him when hee shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my daughter Rebeckah five hundred pounds to be paid her at day of marryage or when shee shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth and my Daughter Anne each of them ffive hundred pounds to be paid to them as either of them is marryed or shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares. Item I make my dearly beloved and faithfull wife Rebeckah my full and whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament giveing and bequeathing to her all the remainder of my estate just and lawfull debts being first paid and discharged an account

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of which for brevity sake I have left in writeing and inclosed herein. And that whereas merchandizeing and other Comerce in the world is lyable to sundry casualties losse and damages by which meanes the estate that I now doe through the good hand and signall providence and blessing of God account my selfe to have, may very much fall short soe the getting of it in from my severall ffactors and Correspondents in severall places of this World soe that whereas my great and earnest deire and intention to give and bequeath my intirely beloved Wife such a part and proportion of my estate as through the goodness of God to her shee may live happily freely and plentifull the remainder of her life, may be very much diminished and lessened soe that the care and tendernesse I have for her future comfort may be frustrated and disappointed. My will therefore is that if in the gathering in of my estate from abroad and debts at home it should happen soe to fall short that the porcons above menconed being paid to my children my deare wife should not have the sume of Two Thousand pounds for her selfe for her owne maintenance over and above all household goods plate and jewells I am now at this time seized and posst of. That then how much soever shee fall short of the said two Thousand pounds there shall be a proporconable deduction and abatement out of every one of my childrens porcon [photcopy illegible] for [?] the makeing up of the said Two Thousand pounds for the support and maintenance of my said deare Wife Rebeckah. And that if any of my children should dye either before marryage or age of one and twenty yeares that then any of them soe deceaseing their porcon or porcons shall be equally divided amongst the survivors. Lastly my faithfull friend Henry DANVERS Esqr. and Mr. Wm. PENNINGTON are hereby desired and appointed to be helpfull and assisting to my dearest wife in the gathering in of my estate from abroad and to be adviseing and helping her in the secure disposeing of it when at home. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. Note that the seeming alteracon of ffigure in the ffive Hundred pounds to my Daughter Sibilla was done before signeing.

DAN. AXTELL.

Signed sealed and declared to be the last Will and Testament of Daniel AXTELL in the presence of Anne COOPER, Mary CATCHPOULL, Sarah HILL.

Proved at London 2 July 1680, when a commission was issued to Walter NEEDHAM M.D. Attorney lawfully appointed “per Rebeccam AXTELL (jam apud Carolinam habitam)” Widow and Executrix of Daniel AXTELL “nuper de Stoke Newington in Com. Midds sed apud Carolinam defti” to administer the estate in the absence of the said Executrix.

Rebecca, widow of this Daniel AXTELL, was of course the “Lady AXTEL” of Charleston, S.C., 1695, mentioned in the journal of William PRATT, REGISTER, XXVIII. 168. If we could be sure that the brothers Thomas and Daniel, named in the will of Nathaniel AXTELL, were the two other settlers of the name, we should have here a genuine instance of the oft-repeated story of the three brothers, one in Massachusetts, one in Connecticut and one in South Carolina. I do not know that proof of this is likely ever to be found. Even without it, the whole is a curious chapter of family history.

Notes and Queries: Axtell

8 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: W.S. Appleton, “Notes and Queries: Axtell,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 30[1876]:111.

[page 111]

AXTELL. – I communicated to the REGISTER for April, 1868, some “Notes on the AXTELL Family of Mass.,” referring only to those of Sudbury and Marlborough.  I have since found persons of the same surname, and all the same male Christian names in Bristol County in the first half of the last century.  At Taunton is the will of Daniel AXTELL, of Dighton, 1735-6, which mentions his wife Thankful, sons Daniel, William, Henry, Samuel, Ebenezer, and Thomas, dau. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas BART, daus. Rebecca, Hannah and Thankful.  The son Daniel, of Berkeley, made his will 1761, mentioning wife Phebe, only son Daniel, daus. Thankful and Elizabeth.

I write this now to ask if any relationship is known to exist between the two families, and shall be glad to receive information from any person connected with either of them or interested in their history. – I am myself descended from the first Thomas of Sudbury, and wish to learn all I can concerning all of the name here. – Is it possible that Daniel AXTELL returned from South Carolina, and settled at Dighton?

W.S. APPLETON.

Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims

4 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Mary E. Mayo, editor, Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims, Lineage Book 3 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

[page 255]

JOYCE, Jennie Lois (m Francis Frederick SHERMAN May 25, 1950                    7455

Carrollton, MO

Born near Clinton, MO

1.   Walker Presley JOYCE (Sep 25, l882-Sep 12, 1955) m Dec 27, 1908 Bertha Margaret WOODS (Jul 5, 1880-Feb 8, 1957)

2.   Erasmus Bird WOODS (Dec 26. 1838-Mar 1, 1915) m Dec 13, 1860 Margaret SECMAN (SECKMAN) (Apr 13, 1839-May 20, 1918)

3.   James WOODS (Rev.) (Jan 16, 1807-Sep 11, 1872) m Nov 2 1826 Eliza AXTELL (Sep 28, 1805-Dec 27, 1874)

4.   Phillip AXTELL (Rev) (Feb 10, 1781-Feb 23. 1804) m Feb 23, 1803 Mary TUCKER (Aug 6, 1786-May 12, 1854)

5.   Luther AXTELL (Apr 22, 1753-Jun 2, 1822) m Jun 10, 1778 Hannah CONDIT (Mar 4, 1756-Apr 7, 1840)

6.   Henry AXTELL (Jun 24, 1715-Jan..1753) m Mar..1737 Jemima LEONARD (May 8, 1717-…1807)

7.   Daniel AXTELL (Nov 4, 1673-Jan.. 1735) m May 12, 1702 Thankful PRATT (Oct 4, 1683-…..)

8.   Henry AXTELL (Oct 15, 1641-Apr 19, 1676) m Jun 14, 1665 Hannah MERRIMAN (Jul 14, 1645-…..)

9.   Thomas AXTELL (Pilgrim) (Jan 26, 1619-… 1646) m …1638 Mary RICE (…..-…..)

REF. History of Washington Co., PA; Condit, H. & Eden, CONDIT Gen; Axtell, E.J. AXTTELL Fm. in America; RIGGS Gen; Axtell, Carson A, AXTELL Gen.; DAR 493265; DAC 18374

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NICHOLS, Isaac Lawson (m Virginia Pearl BULLARD, Aug 26, 1943)                 8484

Columbia, MO

Born in Ashland, MO

1.   John Arcie NICHOLS (Sep 20, 1890-Apr 22, 1976) m Aug 23, 1911 Annie CLINKINBEARD (Dec 5, 1892-…..)

2.   Isaac Kirby CLINKINBEARD (Nov 28, 1865-Dec 19, 1953) m Feb 8, 1887 Margaret Jane ASKINS (Dec 27, 1866-Nov 5, 1964)

3.   James G. CLINKINBEARD (Jul 17, 1829-Mar 6, 1889) m … 1858 Martha GRIMES (Mar 7, 1831-Sep 14, 1887)

4.   William John CLINKINBEARD (Aug 16. 1792-Apr 28, 1870) m Aug 5, 1819 Sally STRODE (Feb 7, 1798-Nov 25, 1866)

5.   John STRODE, Jr. (Sep 25, 1768-Aug 2, 1834) m Dec 3, 1791 Ruth CONSTANT (Mar 24, 1770-Aug 21, 1845)

6.   Capt. John STRODE, Sr. (Jan 11, 1730-Aug 18, 1805) m Nov 25, 1758 Mary (Polly) BOYLE (Feb 22, 1739-Jan 10, 1829)

7.   Edward STRODE (ca. 1690-… 1749) m ca. 1719/20 Elnora (Eleanor) — (…..-aft 1749)

8.   Edward STRODE (Pilgrim) (aft 1659-bef Sep 24, 1697) m ….. — — (…..-…..)

REF.  Elson, James Strode, STRODE & STROUD Fms Vol 3; The Kentuckian Citizen, Early Bourbon Fms; American Fms Gen & Heraldic

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JOYCE, Jennie Lois (m Francis Fredrick SHERMAN, May 25, 1950)                   7455

Carrollton, MO

Born near Clinton, MO

S1                                              7455

This Supplemental follows the first 5 generations of No. 7455, then continues

6.   Philip CONDIT (Apr 1709-Dec 23, 1801) m ca. 1735 Mary DAY (… 1713-Sep 30, 1785)

7.   Peter CONDIT (…..-…1714) m ….1695 Mary HARRISON (…..-…1738)

8.   John CONDIT (Pilgrim)(…..-…1713) m ….. Catherine BARTON (…..-…..)

REF. See Ref for 7455, DACS LB [Daughters of American Colonists Society Lineage Book], Vol XVI; Beers, Washington Co., PA

S2                                             7455

This Supplemental follows the first 7 generations of No. 7455; then continues

8.   Elder William PRATT (Pilgrim) (…..-aft 1680) m ….. — — (…..-…..)

REF. See No. 7455 & Supplemental

S3                                             7455

This Supplemental follows the first 8 generations of No. 7455; then continues

9.   George MERRIAM (Pilgrim) (…..-Dec 29, 1675) m ….. Susan — (…..-…..)

ADD REF. Shattuck, Lemuel, A Hist of the Town of Concord

The Compendium of American Genealogy

29 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Frederick Adams Virkus, editor, The Compendium of American Genealogy, Volume 7, 1942 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987).

[page 324]

1 – NORTON, Laurence Harper, b Cleveland, O., May 8, 1888.

[…]

10 – Sgt. Isaac MOORE (1622-77), settled at Farmington, Conn.; m 1645, Ruth STANLEY (1629-96);

9 – Mary (1664-1738), m Capt. John HART (1665-1714), ens. Farmington Train Band, 1695; lt., 1703, capt., 1707; dep. from Farmington;

8 – Dea. John (1684-1753), dep. from Farmington; m Esther GRIDLEY (1687-1743; Sam.9; Thos.10);

7 – Esther (1707-62), m 1727, Dea. Nathaniel NEWELL (1703-53);

6 – Rev. Abel (1730-1813), B.A., Yale, 1751, M.A.; minister Goshen, Conn.; to Charlotte, Vt., 1781; m 1756, Abigail SMITH (John7, m Abigail MERRILL);

5 – Judge Nathaniel I. (1757-1835), rep. Vt. Assembly 13 times; Am. Rev.; m Lucy STANLEY;

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4 – George (1793-1832), m 1817, Hannah WILLIAMS (1793-1818; Col. Wm.5, Lanesboro, Mass., and Charlotte, Vt., m Polly WILSON);

3-Mary Hannah (1818-1907), m William B. CASTLE […]

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1 – DEXTER, Emily Smith, b Chicago, Ill., June 4 1887.

[…]

10 – Thomas AXTELL (1619-46), Eng. to Sudbury, Mass., ante 1642; m ante 1639, Mary —— (she m 2d, John MAYNARD);

9 – Henry (1641-76), a propr. of Marlborough, Mass.; killed in Wadsworth massacre, King Philip’s War; m 1665, Hannah MERRIAM (Geo10, m Elizabeth BAKER; Sgt. Thos.11); [This last may be a transcription error on my part, as George Merriam did not marry Elizabeth Bakerand was not the son of Sgt. Thomas (see William Pratt below)]

8 – Daniel (b 1673), of Berkley, Mass.; m 1702, Thankful PRATT (b 1683; Wm.9, m Elizabeth BAKER; Sgt. Thos.10);

7 – Henry (1715-53), of Mendham, N.J.; m 1737, Jemima LEONARD (1717-ca. 1797; Benj.8, m Hannah PHILLIPS; Isaac9; Sol.10);

6 – Maj. Henry (1738-1818), m 1st 1760, Mary BEACH (d 1766); m 2d. 1767 Phebe (CONDICT) DAY (1740-1829; Peter CONDIT, or CONDICT7, m Phebe DODD; Peter8; John9, qv);

5 – Lurana (1767-1820), m 1788, Samuel BEACH (1762-1824);

[…]

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1 – GILKEY, Herbert James, b Montesano, Wash., Jan. 2, 1890.

[…]

12 – Thomas PIERCE (qv);

11 – Thomas (1608-83), of Charleston Village (now Woburn), Mass.; often styled sgt.; taxed at Woburn, 1645; selectman, 1660; mem. com. for div. of comon lands; “right proprs.,” 1667; mem. Gen. Ct. Coms., 1668; m 1635, Elizabeth COLE (d 1688; Rice12);

10 – Samuel (1656-1721), of Charleston; m 1680, Lydia BACON (1656-1717; Dan.11, m Mary READ);

9 – Lydia (1683-1764), m 1706, Timothy SNOW (1675-1748; John10; Rich.11);

[…]

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1 – WASHINGTON, Bernice Beth Haskell (Mrs. Walter OWEN), b Ord, Neb., Feb. 16, 1888.

5 – Mordecai SOPER (b Eng., 1746 – d Vt., 1829), served in Vt. militia, 1780-81; m 1770, Elizabeth OWENS;

4 – Joseph (d 1850), capt. War 1812; of Orange Co., Vt.; lumberman, drowned in St. Lawrence River; m Electa MANSFIELD (b 1800), niece of Ethan ALLEN, of Am. Rev. fame;

3 – Harriet Eveline (1823-90), m 1843, Sylvester Smith HASKELL (1823-1901), of N.Y., Ill., and Neb. (Abel Tandy4, settled at N. Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., m Cynthia ROCKWELL, niece of Gen. Israel PUTNAM of Am. Rev. fame; Wm. or Caleb5, of Conn.);

Axtell and Buckingham in English Records

18 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: “Axtell and Buckingham in English Records,” American Genealogist 13[1937].

[page 205]

[Through the kindness of a subscriber, we are permitted to make public the following wills of the AXTELL family. The BUCKINGHAM baptisms are my own discovery.–D.L.J.]

In the list of persons and estates misdated 1643 in Hoadley’s New Haven Colony Records (vol. 1, p. 91), and assigned to the year 1641 by the historian Atwater (it must belong to a still earlier date, probably 1639), we find Nath: AXTELL listed with a family of one (himself) and an estate of £500. The three names above his own were Tho: BUCKINGHAM, Rich: MILES, and Tho: WELCH. The two PRUDDENs were listed a few names further

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down. This suggests that he belonged with PRUDDEN’s group of Hertfordshire men who were among the first settlers of Milford in 1639 or 1640.

Nathaniel AXTELL made a will 17 Aug. 1639, shortly before departing from England, and a brief abstract of this will was printed many years ago in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. An independent abstract is printed below.

It appears that AXTELL arrived in New Haven (then called Quinnipiack) in the latter part of 1639, and that on 27 Jan. 1639/40 he made a will just before returning to England, which was left in the hands of Goodman MILES to dispose of what estate he left in New Haven; this will was proved in New Haven on 5 Mar. 1639/40, but is not in existence [New Haven Colony Records, vol. 1, p. 31]. It is likely that AXTELL died on the eve of departure, as his death was known here before it was in England. His English will was not proved until 12 June 1640.

The wills presented below prove that Nathaniel AXTELL of New Haven was son of an earlier Nathaniel AXTELL, a yeoman of Shenley, Hertfordshire, who died in 1625 and by his wife Anne (died 1633) had the following children:

i. William, of London Colney, Shenley, d. 1625; m. Anne EWER, dau. of Abel EWER, and had a child, probably the William AXTELL named in grandmother Anne AXTELL’s will.

ii. Joane, m. Daniel NICHOLS and had six children.

iii. Nathaniel, of New Haven, d. 1640.

iv. Joseph.

v. Thomas, had daughters Ann and Margaret.

vi. Ann.

vii. Sara.

viii. Daniel.

Thomas AXTELL of Sudbury, Mass., came from a Hertfordshire family, but was not the brother of Nathaniel of New Haven.

The most interesting feature of the AXTELL wills is that Nathaniel AXTELL of New Haven gave £10 to Thomas BUCKINGHAM of “Queen Epioth” [New Haven], as well as £5 to his pastor, Mr. Peter PRUDDEN; and that Thomas BUCKINGHAM witnessed the will of the elder Nathaniel AXTELL in 1625. It may have been an older Thomas BUCKINGHAM, perhaps the father of the colonist of New Haven and Milford, who witnessed the 1625 will. Intimacy, if not relationship, is indicated between the AXTELL and BUCKINGHAM families in England.

Minsden is a village in Hertfordshire about four miles north of King’s Walden, original home of Rev. Peter PRUDDEN. The Bishop’s Transcripts of the parish registers of Minsden contain the following BUCKINGHAM items:

Adam, s. Adam, bapt. 12 Nov. 1621.

Thomas, s. Adam, bapt. 7 Dec. 1623.

Hannah, dau. Thomas, bapt. 20 Apr. 1634.

Thomas, s. Thomas, bapt. 26 May 1636.

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There are several gaps in the Minsden register, particularly between 1626 and 1632. Thomas BUCKINGHAM the colonist had a daughter Hannah born in England, also a son Thomas born in New England. If he was father of the Hannah and Thomas who were baptized at Minsden, as seems not unlikely, the son Thomas baptized in 1636 died young.

AXTELL Wills

P.C.C. 82 Coventry

17 Aug. 1639

“I Nathaniell AXTELL now or late of the parish of St. Peters nere the Burrough of St. Albans” co. Herts, yeoman, 17 Aug. 1639, “being now purposed to travayle to New England into the parts beyond the Seas and considering the certainty of death and how uncertaine the tyme thereof is” ….. “commend my Soule into the hands of Allmightie God my Creator & of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer hopeing & stedfastly beleiving through the merritts death and Passion of my said Saviour Jesus Christ to have free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sinnes & to inheritt Eternall life in the Kingdome of Heaven with other the Elect Children of God” ….

To Thomas BUCKINHAM of Queen Epioth in New England, husbandman, £10

To Richard MILES of the same place, husbandman, all my wearing apparel linen & woollen, all my bedding & household stuff whatsoever in New England.

To Mr. Peter PRIDDON Minister of the Word of God in New England, £5

Residuary legatees, my two brothers Thomas AXTELL and Daniell AXTELL and my three sisters Joane Ann & Sarah, equally.

Executor, brother Daniell.

Witnesses: Antho. HUDSON scrivener & Natha. HUDSON his son

Proved at London 12 June 1640 by (the oath of) Daniell AXTELL the executor.

Probate Act Book 1640.

12 June was proved the will of Nathaniel AXTELL late of the parish of St. Peter’s near the borough of St. Albans co. Herts, deceased, by the oath of Daniel AXTELL the executor.

[In margin “London”*]

Arch. Huntingdon (Hitchin Registry), O.W. 1625.

Abstract of the will of Nathaniel AXTELL of Shenley, co. Herts, yeoman, dated 29 Apr. 1625. To be buried in the churchyard of Shenley parish church. Wife Anne. Sons William and Nathaniel. Lands in St. Peter’s, near St. Albans. Goods and chattels to wife Anne “towards the bringing uppe of my Chil-

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dren.” Executrix, wife Anne. Overseers, kinsman William AYLEWARD the elder of Selborne and son William AXTELL. Witnesses: Richard CRAWLEY, William AILEWARD, William AXTELL, Thomas BUCKINGHAM, Conon RAWLIN scripta. Probate 15 Oct. 1625. [A duplicate of this will is in P.C.C., 91 Clarke.]

Arch. Huntingdon (Hitchin Registry), O.W. 1625.

Abstract of the will of William AXTELL of London Colney, parish of Shenley, co. Herts, brewer, dated 5 May, 1 Car. I. To be buried in churchyard of parish of Shenley. To wife Anne, a close in St. Peter’s parish, St. Albans, for the payment of my debts; or of she die before me or before my debts be paid, to my brother Nathaniel AXTELL, the overplus to remain to my right heirs. To my wife Anne, also my moveable goods and chattels towards my debts, funeral expenses and the bringing up of my child [unnamed]. Executrix, wife Ann. Overseers, father-in-law Abell EWER, brother-in-law Daniell NICHOLLS. Witnesses: Danell NICOLL, Abell EWER, Elisa [or Elisha] AXTELL, Richard CRAWLEY [signed by mark], Conon RAWLIN J scr’. Probate 27 June 1625 to Anne AXTELL, widow of testator.

An inventory of goods attached. Valuation, £387.4.8. The “praisers,” Edward HEATHE, Edward GRUBB, Raphe JOHNSON, Gilbert WARREN.

Arch. Huntingdon (Hitchin Registry), O.W. 1633.

Abstract of the will of Ann AXTELL of Shenley, widow, dated 25 June 1633. Sons Joseph, Daniel (youngest), Thomas, Nathaniell. Granddaughters Ann, eldest daughter of the above Thomas AXTELL; Margat his youngest daughter. Daughters Ann AXTELL (second daughter), Sara AXTELL, “my dar. NICKOLS,” goods left at Barnet. Grandchildren William AXTELL, Thomas NICHOLS, Elizabeth NICOLS, four other children of my daughter NICCOLLES. Bequests to the widow AYLWARD; my sister Elisha AXTELL’s wife. Executor and residuary legatee, son-in-law Daniell NICKOLS. Overseer, son Nathaniel AXTELL. Witnesses: John MEADE (mark), Richard CRALEY (mark). Probate 3 Aug. 1633 to Daniel NICOLLS.

Inventory attached. Valuation, £87.11.8. Signed by Nath: DOWDALL, John JONSON.

———-

* Probably London Colney in the parish of Shenley.

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