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ALICE WALTON of Marchington Woodlands, dated 22nd March, 1561, proved at Uttoxeter, 1562, by Richard Walton. She mentions her daughters, Margaret, Joan, and Agnes, Thomas Boobye her son in law, and Richard Walton.
GEORGE WAlton of Yoxall, dated 10th February, 1570. Proved by Isabella, his widow, 7th April, 1571. He mentions his children, Denstell Walton, Jervis Walton, Anne Walton, and William Walton. John Walton, son of William Walton, Alice Haslam, his daughter, and James Walton, his brother. He is described in the signature to the will, as "late Baylie of Yoxall."
Agnes Walton of the parish of Madeley, in the county of Stafford, dated 28th November, 1572. Proved 22nd April, 1573, by John Ofley. No person is described as a relation in this will; but a John Walton is mentioned. Thomas
Walton of Swinnerton, dated 7th January, 1582. Proved in 1584, by Margaret, his widow. He mentions his wife, Margaret, and his children, Richard, Thomas, Robert, John, and Margery.
William Walton of Stafford, dated 22nd April, 1604. Proved by William Clarke in November following. He left the whole of his property, except a few trifling legacies, to his son, William Walton, who is the only person of the name of Walton mentioned.
Nicolas WALTON of Kettleston. Proved at Ashbourn on the 27th April, 1574, by Ellen, his widow.
William WALTON of Bowleborough, was proved by Walton and Thomas .. at Chesterfield, the 12th April, 1575.
LAWRENCE WALTON of the parish of Beighton. Proved at Lichfield the 13th of October, 1585, by Isabella, his widow.
John Walton of the parish of Radford, proved at Coventry, 20th June, 1597, by Francis Walton, his executor.
AlexanDER WALTON of the parish of Granborowe, proved at Coventry 20th June, 1597, by John Walton, his son and executor.
Letters of administration of the goods of Robert Walton, alias Callowe, of Birmingham, were granted to Johanna, his widow, at Lichfield, the 9th February, 1597.
Letters of administration of the goods of NicoLAS Walton of the parish of Granborowe, were granted to Elizabeth, his widow, at Coventry, 27th April, 1598.
Letters of administration of the goods of THOMAS Walton of the parish of Swinnerton, were granted to Richard Walton the elder, his brother, at Lichfield, the 25th of August, 1598.
Letters of administration of the goods of GEORGE Walton of the parish of St. Mary, Stafford, were granted to Elizabeth Walton, his widow, at Lichfield, the 25th day of September, 1598.
Letters of administration of the goods of RICHARD WALTON of the parish of Fellongley were granted to Johanna Walton, his widow, at Lichfield, 26th May, 1599.
William Walton of the parish of St. Mary, Stafford. Proved at Lichfield, the 9th day of November, 1604, by William Starkie, his executor.
On the same day, the guardianship of William Walton, the son of the said William Walton deceased, was assigned to the said William Starkie during his minority, &c.
Jane Walton of the town of Derby, proved at Lichfield 29th January, 1605, by Raymond Firman, one of the executors.
John Walton of the parish of Willington. Proved by Richard his son and executor, at Salop, 12th May, 1605.
Letters of administration of the goods of ELIZABETH Walton of the parish of Willington, were granted to Richard Walton her son, at Lichfield, 3rd of June, 1607.
Letters of administration of the goods of John Walton of the parish of Drayton Bassett, were granted to Richard Walton and Margery Wilcox, his brother and sister, the 9th of September, 1607.
Letters of administration of the goods of Robert Walton of Seighford, were granted to Elizabeth Walton, his widow, at Lichfield, the 15th of December, 1607.
At the same time letters of administration of the goods of the said deceased, bequeathed by his will to his son, John Walton, a minor, were granted to the said Elizabeth Walton, his mother, during his minority.
John Walton of Grindon. Proved at Lichfield 31st May, 1609, by
JAMES HARRISON, alias WALTON, of Doveridge. Proved at Lichfield, the 20th April, 1615, by Constance, his widow and executrix.
At the same time letters of administration of the goods of the said James Harrison, alias Walton, deceased, given by his will to his children, Katherine, Anna, Richard, and George, (minors,) were granted to their mother, the said Constance Harrison, alias Walton, during their minority.
HUMFREY WALTON of Aston juxta Birmingham. Proved at Lichfield 16th day of June, 1615, by Margery, his widow.
Letters of administration of the goods of Tuomas Walton, alias CALLOWE, of the parish of Aston juxta Birmingham, were granted to Maria, his relict, at Lichfield, October 25th, 1615. Also the guardianship, &c. of his children, Maria, John, Dorothy, Margaret, Margery, and Elizabeth Walton, alias Callowe, during their minority.
ROBERT WALTON of Sandon. Dated 22nd December, 1616, and proved in 1617, by William Poker, George Pulston, and Francis Smith, the executors.
At the same time the guardianship and letters of administration of the goods given by the said deceased to his children, George, Elizabeth, and John Walton, minors, were granted to the said executors during the minority of the said children.
AGNES Walton of the parish of Pinckeston. Proved by William her son and executor, at Lichfield, the 20th February, 1616.
John Walton of the parish of Pinckeston. Proved 14th February, 1616, by Agnes Walton, his mother and executor.
JAMES Walton of the parish of Leighe, proved at Lichfield, 12th November, 1616, by Katharine Walton his relict, one of the executors, power being reserved for William Walton, another executor. Also the guardianship of the deceased's children, Katherine Walton, and James Walton, minors, being granted to the said widow during their minority.
ISABELLA Walton exhibited an inventory of the goods of her deceased husband, William Walton, of Bentley, on the 1st July, 1617.
JOHN WALTON of Leamington Hastings. Proved on the 30th July, 1618, by Henry Walton, his son and executor.
Note B. [Referred to in pp. xxxi and lxv.]
The following entries occur in Izaak Walton's copy of the Book of Common Prayer, printed by Barker, London, 1639, small folio, in the possession of the Rev. Dr. Hawes.
In the hand-writing of Izaak Walton the elder :
My last son Izaak borne the 70 of Sept. 1651, at halfe an houre after 2 a Člock in the afternoone, being Sunday, and he was baptized in the evening by Mr. Thrustros, in my howse in Clarkenwell. " Mr. Henry Davison, and brother Beacham were his god fathers, and Mrs. Roe his godmother.
Rachell Walton dyed the 22° of August, about 12 on that day, 1640, buried the 25° day.
Her dafter Ann borne the 10° of July, 1640, dyed the 11° of May, 1642.
Ann Walton senyer dyed the 17° of Aprill about one a Clock in that night, and was buried in the Virgin Mary Chappell in the Cathedrall in Worcester, the 20th day.
A grave stone their laid over her, in which this written :
Meeknes as made her worthy
Aprill. 17. 1662.
Thomas Ken, Bp. of Bath and Wells, deprived, dyed March 19, 1710-1.
In the hand-writing of William Hawkins, the biographer of Ken:
Note C. [Referred to in p. Ixvii.]
DR. DONNE'S (THE YOUNGER'S) LAST WILL AND
TESTAMENT. JULY 21, 1657.
Video meliora proboque.
A Dieu mon droit.
In the name of God, Amen. I, John Donne, by the mercy of Christ Jesus, being at this time in good and perfect understanding, do hereby make my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following: First, I give my good and gracious God an intire sacrifice of body and soul with my most humble thanks, for that his blessed spirit imprints in me now an assuredness of salvation of one, and the resurrection of the other; and for that constant and cheerful resolution which the same spirit established in me, to live and dye in the same religion established in England by the known law. In expectation of the resurrection, I desire that my body may be buried in the most private manner that may be, in the church-yard of the parish where I now live, without the ceremony of calling any officers. And I desire to be carried to my grave by the ordinary bearers of the dead, without troubling any of my friends, or letting them know of my death by any means but by being put into the earth. And I desire my executor to interpret my meaning in this request by my word, and not by his own discretion; who, peradventure, for fashion sake, and apprehending we shall never meet, may think to order things better for my credit ; (God be thanked,) I have not lived by juggling, therefore I desire to dye and be buried without any: and not having (as I hope,) been burdensome to my friends in my life, I would not load their shoulders being dead. I desire and appoint the Right Honourable Jerome, Earl of Portland, to be my executor, hoping that for all his cares of me, and kindnesses to me, he will undertake to see this my Will punctually performed, especially concerning my burial. To the most excellent, good, kind, virtuous, honourable Lady Portland, I give all the rest that I have in this Will unbequeathed : and I do not this foolishly (as may at the first sight appear,) because my lord is my executor, but because I know it will please the gaiety of her humour, which ought to be preserved for all their sakes that have the honour and happiness to be known unto her. To the Right Honourable the Lord Newport, I bequeath the picture of St. Anthony, in a round frame. To my very good friend, Mr. John Harvy, the picture of the Samaritan, by whose kindness I have been often refreshed. To my good friend, Mr. Chr. Gise, Sir Thomas Moor's head, which upon my conscience I think was not more ingenious than
And I write this rather as a commemoration than a legacy, for I have always made a difference between kindnesses and courtesies. To Mr. George Pitt, I give the picture of my Dutch Fair, which is full of business, but where there is always room for a kindness. And I brag of the favours I received from him, because they came not by chance. To my cousin, Henry Stafford, son to my kind friend, Mr. William Stafford, I give all my printed books, which although they are of no great value,
yet they may seem proportionable to his youth, and may serve as a memorial to incline him to be as indulgent to poor scholars as his father and grandfather have been before him. And by this means I give not only a legacy, but entail it upon other men that deserve their kindness. To my honourable friend, Sir Allen Broderick, I give my cedar table, to add a fragour to his excellent writing. To my kind friend, Mr. Tho. Killigrew, I give all my doves, that something may descend upon a courtier that is an emblem of kindness and truth. To my servant, Mary Web, if she be with me at the time of my death, I give all my linen that belongs to my personal use, and forty shillings above her wages, if it does not appear that she hath occasioned my death; which † have often lived in fear of, but being alone could never help, although I have often complained of my sad condition to my nearest relations, 'twas not fit to trouble others. "To Mr. Isaac Walton, I give all my writings under
father's hand, which may be of some use to his son, if he makes him a scholar. To the Reverend Bishop of Chichester, I return that cabinet that was my father's, now in my dining room, and all those papers which are of authors analysed by my father; many of which he hath already received with his Common Place Book, which I desire may pass to Mr. Walton's son, as being more likely to have use for such a help, when his age shall require it. These four sides of this small paper being written by my own hand, I hope will be a sufficient testimony that this is my last Will. And such trival things were not fit for a greater ceremony than my own hand and seal, for I have lived alwaies without all other witnesses but my own conscience, and I hope I have honestly discharged that. I have in a paper annexed something at this present; and may do some things hereafter, which I presume my most honourable good Lord of Portland will see performed.
JOHN DONNE. Witnesses :
When I made this Will I was alone ; afterMarleburgh. wards I desired my good friends, the Earl of Will. Glascocke. Marleburgh, and Mr. Glascocke to witness it. Which was in Novemb. the 21, 1661.
JOHN DONNE. Non curo quid de me Judicet hæres. Hor.
Printed February 23, 1662.
Note D. [Referred to in p. lxxx.]
(From Fulman's MSS. C.C.C. Oxon. Vol. XIJ.) WALTON'S MEMORANDA RESPECTING JOHN HALES. *Join Hales, the fourth sonne of John Hales of High Church, neer Bath, in Somersetshire, by Brigide his wife, one of the Goldsburghs of Knahill, in Wiltshire, was born in the City of Bath, where his father
* This intelligence I had from a sister of his, being a widow, antient, and in want, named Brigide Gulliford, who came to Oxford to desire reliefe, Jan. 20, 1663. Bul the Register of C.C.C. Oxf. diff. 1597, Ap. 16: Johannem Hales natum