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Cam, Richard, servant, 1624
Camden, Anne, singlewoman, 1630   
Cannon, Richard, woodmonger, 1629
Canwell, Rose, widow, 1646
Carell, Sampson, clerk, 1634
Carter, John, grocer, 1553
Carter, Randall, tallowchandler, 1615
Cawdrey, Henry, plumber, 1622
Chambers, Robert, weaver, 1636
Chambers, Thomas, gentleman, 1593
Checkett, Alice, widow, 1625
Chitsley alias Packenham, Ursula, 1583
Chittleton, James, weaver, 1608
Clark, Beatrice, wife of Josias, 1625
Clark, Emme, widow, 1645
Clark alias Brand, John, chandler, 1638
Clark, Dame Joyce, widow, 1626
Clark, Richard, 1605
Clark, Sir Robert, baron of the exchequer, 1606    
Claybrook, John, 1599

Cobham, Edward, basketmaker, 1626
Cole, John, ironmonger, 1638
Cole, Roger, gentleman, 1625
Coleman, John, tallowchandler, 1625
Collett, Humphrey, bowyer, 1567
Collins, Abraham, silk dyer, 1637
Collins, Thomas, laborer, 1574
Cook, Alexander, 1614
Cook, John, waterman, 1619
Cook, John, draper, 1630
Corden, James, 1608
Cornell, John, bricklayer, 1593
Cownden, William, gentleman, 1610
Cox, William, yeoman, 1586
Crew, Jeremy, painter-stainer, 1637
Crewze, Jeremy, needlemaker, 1613
Crowder, John, merchant tailor, 1645
Cure, Thomas, esquire, 1588
Cuthbert, James, weaver, 1644
Cuthbert, Samson, sailor, 1624

Cam (Camme), Richard, servant to Thomas Conway of St Saviour, vintner.  Testator is owed £15 by Francis Finche, George Echell, and George Gawlon, the sum being a legacy left to him by his grandmother Ellenor Lawson.  The bequests below are contingent upon recovering this sum. 
Date written:  1624 October 27. 
Date proved:  1630 November 15. 
Family members named:  Matthew Dale his eldest sister [sic], wife of John Dale of Stepney, mariner.  Ellen Hills his second sister, wife of Robert Hills of St Saviour, mariner, and their son Thomas Hills, not yet 15.  Susan Camme his third sister.  Thomas Wade his nephew, not yet 15.  Anne Conway daughter of Thomas Conway his uncle, whom he serves.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Barbary Conway, wife of Thomas Conway.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  John Hamond scrivener; John Rake (his mark); John Mansfeild. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/158, f.283r-v (register copy).] 

Camden (Cambden), Anne, of St Saviour, singlewoman.  Nuncupative will.  Testator is weak in body.  A bequest to the poor of St Saviour. 
Date declared: 1630 November 16. 
Date proved:  1630 December 17. 
Family members named:  Mary Cambden her mother.  Her uncle Dixon.  Her aunt Hill.  Her aunt Tufton.  Her cousin Evans. 
Others named:  Margery and Sara, no surnames, but perhaps the witnesses.  Mr Moorton, to preach at her burial. 
Executor:  Mary Cambden her mother; no overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Margery Wood; Sara Harvy. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/158, f.345v (register copy).] 

Cannon, Richard, of St Saviour, citizen and woodmonger of London.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is sick in body.  He asks to be buried within the parish of St Saviour.  John Belcham of Bocking, Essex, carrier, owes him £12.  Testator says he has spent £60 refurbishing the house he dwells in, for which he pays £4 a year in rent. 
Date written:  1629 August 12. 
Date proved:  1629 August 24. 
Family members named:  Jane his wife, to have one car and car-room.  Katherine Cannon spinster, his sister.  Ellinor Cannon spinster, his daughter. 
Others named:  Elizabeth Potter daughter of George Potter, tailor.  Mr John Young his landlord. 
Executor:  Katherine Cannon his sister; no overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Edward Jackson public scrivener; Thomas Smith (his mark); William Harvey (his mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/156, ff.112v-113r (register copy).] 

Canwell, Rose, of Southwark, widow.  Testator affirmed her will with a mark not a signature.  She is in health of body.  Asks to be buried as near her husband as possible.  A bequest to the poor ‘nere where I doe nowe Lyve’, otherwise unspecified.  Perhaps not of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1646 December 27. 
Date proved:  1646/7 January 14. 
Family members named:  none. 
Others named:  Catherine Mereday.  John Morgan.  Henry James.  Norris Price and Edward Reignoldes to have the lease of her house.  Elizabeth [no surname]. 
Executors: Norris Price and Edward Reignoldes.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Bissell (his mark); Catherine Manner (her mark); Maudlin Reynalls (her mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/1999, f.51v (register copy).] 

Carell, Sampson, of East Molesey, Surrey, clerk.  [Probably not of St Saviour when he made his will; but he had been a pupil in the Free Grammar School; he unsuccessfully sought appointment as usher of the school in 1628; he was appointed schoolmaster in 1637, but was removed by the bishop in 1638.  (Source: Governors' Book of the Free Grammar School.]  Testator is in good health. 
Date written: 1665 July 1. 
Date proved: 1667 May 28. 
Family members named: Margaret his wife.  Timothy Carel his brother, and Timothy's two daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Carel; Timothy to have the testator's ‘folio Bible English Letter which was my ffathers’.  Thomas Maydwell his brother, to have his ‘English Bible in folio Roman Letter’.  His unnamed sons and daughters, all underage.  No other legatees. 
Executor: Margaret his wife. 
Overseers: Peter Hussey, esquire, and Timothy Carel. 
Witnesses: John Rolfe, scrivener; Edmund Rolfe; Thomas Bakewell. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/323, ff.275v-276v (register copy).] 

Carter, John, of St Saviour, citizen and grocer of London.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church near his late father. 
Date written:  1553 March 23; amended 1555 December 20; memorandum added 1558/9 February 1. 
Date proved:  1564 September 26. 
Family members named:  Katherine his wife.  Agnes his eldest daughter, Margaret his second daughter, Ellen his third daughter, Elizabeth and Johan his other daughters, all unmarried.  William Carter his uncle of ?Bramiarde. 
Others named:  Mary Woodman.  William Bilbow. 
Co-Executors:  wife Katherine and daughter Agnes. 
Overseers:  Thomas Bulman; Robert Friar, goldsmith. 
Witnesses:  none recorded. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/47, f.205r-v (register copy).] 

Carter, Randall, of St Saviour, citizen and tallowchandler of London.  Testator asks to be buried in St Saviour church.  He is sick in body.  A bequest to the poor of St Saviour parish, two-thirds to go to the poor ‘of the Borrough side’, the remaining one-third to be divided between the poor of Clink Liberty and Paris Garden.  He has a dwelling house and soaphouse in Clink Liberty, held by lease from the company of tallowchandlers.  Also has two tenements in St Margaret's Hill in St Saviour parish, one occupied by Mr Edward Bromfeild, the other by Henry Hawkes.  Also has property in White Cross Street, Grub Street, Moor Lane, and elsewhere in St Giles Cripplegate parish, held of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.  Also has property in Great Hormead, Hertfordshire.  A bequest to the Company of Tallowchandlers, ‘whereof I am a member’. 
Date written:  1615 April 18. 
Date proved:  1615 April 22. 
Family members named: Clemence his wife.  Thomas Waller his cousin, to have the lease to the dwelling house and soaphouse, but Clemence to have the use of them during her life. 
Others named:  Ann Davis.  Mary Turner, a minor, ‘whome I haue kept and brought vp from her Childhod’.  Elizabeth Goodman his servant, a minor.  To John Marshall of St Saviour, baker, and Richard Yearwood of St Saviour, grocer, a bequest to maintain an annuity for an usher in the Free School in Lancaster, and to maintain one poor scholar from the Free Grammar School in St Saviour to Magdalen Hall, Oxford. 
Executor:  Clemence his wife. 
Overseers:  John Marshall and Richard Yearwood. 
Witnesses:  J Wright; James Reade scrivener; John Walton (his mark); John Singleton. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/125, ff.220r-221r (register copy).] 

Cawdrey, Henry, of St Saviour, citizen and plumber of London.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is weak and sick in body. 
Date written:  1621/2 January 28. 
Date proved:  1621/2 February 12. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth Cawdrey his wife.  His six underage children William Cawdrey, Judith Cawdrey, Elizabeth Cawdrey, Mary Cawdrey, John Cawdrey, and Joseph Cawdrey.  Thomas Cawdrey of Barton, Lancashire.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Elizabeth Cawdrey his wife. 
Overseers:  William Graye, citizen and plumber of London; John Wrighte, citizen and brewer of London. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Foster; George Garrard. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/139, f.163r-v (register copy).] 

Chambers, Robert, of St Saviour, citizen and weaver of London.  Testator is sick in body.  Asks to be buried near his deceased children. 
Date written:  1635/6 January 5. 
Date proved:  1635/6 January 22. 
Family members named:  Mary Chambers his wife.  Robert Chambers his underage son.  John Chambers his brother, to have all his looms.  Stephen Overman his son in law, not yet 24.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Mary Chambers his wife. 
Overseers:  Mr Richard Wright and Nicholas Sheppard of St Saviour. 
Witnesses:  Richard Wright; Nicholas Sheppard; John Seniscall; John Chambers. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/170, ff.63v-64r (register copy).] 

Chambers, Thomas, of St Saviour, gentleman.  Nuncupative will. 
Date declared:  ‘the daye before he dyed’; no further date. 
Date proved:  1593 November 6. 
Family members named:  none. 
Others named:  The children of Henry Lee: Henry, Edward, Gabriel, Margaret, and Meriell; but Edward Lee to have more than the others. 
Executor:  Thomas Lee.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  John Estropp and Eleanor his wife; Samuel Hardye; William Turner; Ellen Rownde; and others. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/82, f.331v]. 

Checkett, Alice, of Castell [sic], widow.  Perhaps not of St Saviour.  Testator affirmed her will with a mark not a signature.  An unusually minimal one-sentence religious preamble.  Testator has property in Yearlie [sic], Worcestershire.  She owes 25 shillings to Mrs Moore. 
Date written:  1625 August 24. 
Date proved:  1626 October 13. 
Family members named:  William Drayton, wine cooper, her beloved son in law, and his children William and Thomas.  John Bromedge her brother, and his four children John, William, Alice, and Elizabeth.  Alice Bromidge her sister.  Josias Checket her grandson.  Elizabeth Checket, Margaret Dutton, and Anne Welles, her granddaughters.  Bartholomew Wells.  Her son in law Wells [perhaps the same as Bartholomew], and his sons Robert, William, John, and Griffin.  Her cousin Savine's children John and Elizabeth Savine.  Her daughter in law Monke.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  William Drayton; no overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Hardwicke; Margaret Checkett alias Dutton; Dorothy ?Hammer (her mark); Joyce Painter; Elizabeth Savine (her mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/150, ff.218v-219r (register copy).] 

Chitsley alias Packenham, Ursula.  Nuncupative will, ‘lyinge vppon her death bedd at the howse of one Clerk’ in St Saviour. 
Date declared:  1583 December 8. 
Date proved:  1583/4 January 10. 
Family members named:  none. 
Others named:  Mr Robert Crosse, gentleman, to whom everything is left. 
Executor:  Robert Crosse.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Richard Carpenter; Edward Hatter; and others. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/66, f.155v (register copy).] 

Chittelton, James, of St Saviour, weaver.  Testator is sick in body. 
Date written:  1608 April 14. 
Date proved:  1608 April 18. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth Chittelton his wife.  William Chittelton his brother, William's wife Anne, and their son William.  James Chittelton his godson.  The children of his brother John.  John Peate his cousin. 
Others named:  Isabel Jennings.  Henry Bennett, a minor.  Elizabeth Fare his maid, unmarried. 
Executors: Elizabeth Chittelton his wife. 
Overseer:  John Peate his cousin. 
Witnesses:  George Tailor; Anne Davies (her mark); James Chittelton (his mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/111, f.307r-v (register copy).  Abstracted in SAC vol.14 p.108.] 

Clarke, Beatrice, wife of Josias Clarke of Southwark, skinner.  Perhaps not of St Saviour.  Testator has land in Manchester [sic; poss. Mancetter], Warwickshire, called Scaffold Close. 
Date written:  1625 August 23. 
Date proved:  1625 August 30. 
Family members named: Josias Clarke her husband.  Joyce Goodall widow, her mother in law.  Christopher Goodale her brother, deceased.  Mary Clarke, underage daughter of Josias Clarke her husband.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Josias Clarke her husband. 
Overseer:  Robert Flemmyng. 
Witnesses:  Robert Flemmyng; Joan Smythe wife of James Smythe painter; Nicholas Sharpe. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/146, f.162r-v (register copy).] 

Clarke, Emm, of St Saviour, widow of Robert Clarke.  Testator is sick in body.  She asks to be buried in St Saviour church near the grave of her late husband.  Her late husband was owed money by King Charles, by Master Faulkenbridge, and by Master Nowell Warner; bequests in the will are contingent upon recovery of these debts.  A bequest to eleven widows. 
Date written:  1645 December 1. 
Date proved:  1646 July 18. 
Family members named:  Her late husband's two sisters Katherine Meeres, wife of Christopher Meeres of London, waterman, and Rose Meeres, wife of James Meeres of Horselydown in St Olave parish.  Sara Grant her cousin, wife of Isaac Grant.  Elizabeth Stone of Deptford, her cousin.  Joan Skidmore her kinswoman, wife of John Skidmore. 
Others named:  Miloe Hoskins widow and her daughter Miloe Hoskins.  Marie Stratford her old servant, wife of Roger Stratford, and their son Robert Stratford.  William Taylor and John Williams, her late servants.  Jane Wheeler her now servant.  Faith Saunders wife of Hugh Sanders.  Mary Tolley of Horselydown, widow.  Emm Jenings her goddaughter, and Margaret Jenings, daughters of her late servant, and now her neighbor, Elizabeth Jenings widow.  Margaret Davies, wife of Walter Davies of Lambeth, waterman.  The wife of her neighbor Harris; the wife of her neighbor Wandall.  Sara Fraunces of Broad Street, widow.  Elizabeth Pengally wife of William Pengally.  Mrs Ripton, widow.  Master Francis Ringsted, ‘a now lodger in my house’. 
Executor:  Isaac Tilte her cousin; no overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Francis Ringsted; Joan Ringsted; Faith Sanders (her mark); Mary Stratford. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/197, ff.52v-53v (register copy).] 

Clarke alias Brand, John, of St Saviour, chandler.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He is in good health.  He has property in St Botolph without Aldgate, London. 
Date written:  1636 August 12. 
Date proved:  1638 April 11. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth his wife, daughter of the late Thomas Bush of Braffyn [Braughing?], Hertfordshire, yeoman; she to have everything ‘within the Chamber over the Shopp’ of his dwelling house in St Saviour.  Elizabeth his daughter, wife of Roger Rycroft.  Sara his daughter, wife of Richard Wilkinson.  John Clarke alias Brand, his son by his wife Elizabeth. 
Others named:  Robert and Ellen, the children of Agnes Campion, widow, of Cottered, Hertfordshire. 
Executor:  John Clarke alias Brand his son. 
Overseers:  William Clark of Newington, his cousin; George Hunt of St Magnus Martyr, London. 
Witnesses:  William Frythe; John Hare servant to William Frythe; Alphonsus Frythe; John Frythe. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/176, ff.359r-361r (register copy).] 

Clark, Dame Joyce, of St Saviour, widow.  Widow of Sir Robert Clerke, knight, one of the Barons of the Exchequer [see his will below].  Testator asks to be buried in St Saviour church, on the south side, between nine and eleven at night and ‘wthout any blackes for mourning or charges of meeting for banquett dynner or otherwise’.  Mourning is forbidden: ‘it is my will to have noe blackes worne for mee’.  Bequests to the poor prisoners in the two Counters in London and the Counter in Southwark; also to the poor prisoners in the Marshalsea and White Lion prisons in Southwark.  Also to the poor people of Smethcott and Powderbeach [Pulverbatch?], Shropshire.  Also bequests to threescore poor widows of St Saviour and the poor of the Dyers' Almshouses.  Also to the officers of Paris Garden Liberty.  Testator has property in the parishes of St Peter and St Benet by Paul's Wharf, and a capital messuage called Pasfield Chivers or Chivers Hall in Essex. 
Date written:  1625/6 March 15. 
Date proved:  1626 December 1. 
Family members named:  Richard Marshall her brother.  Her sister Bigge and her five unmarried children.  Sir Robert Clerke, knight, her son in law.  Kenelme Jenour her son in law and his wife.  Joyce King her goddaughter.  Clemence Clarke and Sara Clarke.  John Bill her cousin.  Joyce Austen, Mary Austen, William Austen and James Austen her grandchildren, all underage; their father William Austen the testator's son [see his will], and their uncles Sir Francis Stidolph, knight, and Richard Marshall the testator's brother. 
Others named:  Katherine Humfrey and her two unnamed daughters.  Henry Carter the elder.  Elizabeth Carter and Mary Stile, her goddaughters.  Alice Botfeild.  Her unnamed maidservants.  Richard her servant.  Robert Greene.  The ministers of St Saviour church. 
Executor:  William Austen her son. 
Overseer:  Richard Marshall her brother. 
Witnesses:  R Camell; Michael Huggonson; Alexander Closton; Sir Robert Greene. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/150, ff.327v-328v (register copy).] 

Clark, Richard, of St Saviour.  Testator is whole in body.  Asks to be buried in the churchyard of St Saviour parish ‘where I now dwell’.  A bequest to the poor of ‘the liberty where I now dwell’.  A bequest to ‘my bretheren of the vestry’. 
Date written:  1605 October 25. 
Date proved:  1605 December 30. 
Family members named:  Agnes Clarke his wife.  William Clarke his son. 
Others named:  Alice Longe his servant. 
Executor:  Agnes Clarke his wife.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  George Ognell; Robert Face; Frances Ognell; Alice Longe (her mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/106/409, ff.258v-259r (register copy).] 

Clarke, Sir Robert, knight, one of the barons of the exchequer.  Asks to be buried ‘in decent manner with as smale charge as may be’.  Testator has land holdings in various places in Essex, including manorial lands, and including a capital messuage called Saint Lawrence; also a capital messuage and a house ‘which Bringborne dwelleth in’, both in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch, London.  Testator has another house in London as well.  His wife Joyce apparently has her own house in Paris Garden.  A bequest to the company of merchant tailors of London.  Bequests to the poor of St Dionis Backchurch; to the poor of the two compters in London; to the prisoners in Ludgate, Newgate, the Marshalsea, the White Lion, and the Kings Bench prisons; to the poor children of Christ's Hospital; and to the poor of St Thomas Hospital in Southwark. 
Date written:  1606 December 10. 
Date proved:  1607 June 16. 
Family members named:  Dame Joyce his wife [see her will above].  Esther Clerk his underage daughter.  Eleanor his unmarried daughter who, with her legacies, is to be ‘in the custodie ordering and keepinge of my daughter Kinge’.  Sarah his unmarried daughter who, with her legacies, is to be ‘in the custodie orderinge and keepinge of my daughter Still’.  His daughter Nightingale, to care for Eleanor and Sarah should his daughters Kinge and Still be unable to.  Jeremy Clerke his son, not yet 26.  Robert Clerk his son, to have his coach and coach horses.  Edmund Chapman his son in law.  Sir Henry Mayde his brother in law.  His daughter Cutting; his daughter Joyner. 
Others named:  Sir William Wray, knight, who owes him money.  William Carter of Cogley.  Robert Clarke his godson, son of John Clarke of Plegden. 
Executors:  Dame Joyce his wife, Sir Henry Mayde, and William Still his son in law.  Administration granted to William Stile [sic] and Sir Henry Maynard [sic], Dame Joyce having renounced executorship (‘ex certis causis et consideracionibus animum suam in ea parte moventibus oneri executionis testamenti predicte defuncti expresse renuntiante’).  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  none recorded. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/102/62, ff.15r-16r (register copy).] 

Claybrook (Cleabrooke), John, of St Saviour.  Nuncupative will, made ‘some three or foure dayes before his deathe’. 
Date declared:  1599 August 7 or thereabouts. 
Date proved:  1599 September 22. 
Family members named:  Welthion Cleabrooke his wife. 
Others named:  Mr William Butterton, minister at St Saviour. 
Executor:  Welthion his wife.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  William Butterton; Susan Peacock (her mark); Welthion (her mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/94, f.200v (register copy).] 

Cobham, Edward, of St Mary Overy [St Saviour], basketmaker.  Testator is ‘bound in a voyage for the Est Indies in the good shipp called the Morris’; he is to have 15 shillings per month for his service.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature. 
Date written:  1625/6 March 11. 
Date proved:  1629 December 31. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth his wife, and the unborn child or children she is carrying.  Richard Cobham, son of his uncle Walter Cobham.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Walter Cobham.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Browne, servant to Thomas Leech, scrivener; Edward Francke. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/156/636, f.not retrievable (register copy).] 

Cole, John, of St Saviour, citizen and ironmonger of London.  Testator is sick in body.  He has a tenement in St Saviour occupied by Marie Garrard, widow.  Also has property in Isleworth, Syon, and Heston, Middlesex.  He asks that his estate be divided into thirds according to the custom of the city of London.  One third is to go to bequests: part to the poor of St Saviour, part to all his brothers and sisters, and any remainder to be added to his wife's legacy. 
Date written:  1638 August 30. 
Date proved:  1638 September 18. 
Family members named:  Rebecca his wife, to have one third of his estate.  Judith Cole his underage daughter, to have one third of his estate.  His sister Porter.  Samuel Proctor his father.  Nicholas Awnsham his uncle.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Rebecca his wife. 
Overseers:  Samuel Proctor; Nicholas Awnsham. 
Witnesses:  Henry Proctor; William Spencer; Nicholas Porter; William Hobbard, servant to Richard Shilbery scrivener. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/177, f.416r-v (register copy).] 

Cole, Roger, of St Saviour, gentleman.  Testator has a mansion house and garden house in St Saviour.  Also has a tenement in St Saviour occupied by Katherine Simons, widow.  Bequests to the poor of Clink Liberty, the Borough, and the Upper Ground; to the Great Inquest of Clink Liberty; to the vestrymen of St Saviour; and a contingent bequest to the Free Grammar School in St Saviour. 
Date written:  1625 September 2; amended 1626 July 14. 
Date proved:  1628 May 3. 
Family members named:  Anne Cole his wife.  Susanna Lock his daughter, wife of William Lock, and their five unnamed underage children.  Elizabeth Oland his daughter, widow of William Oland deceased, and her three unnamed underage children.  Catalina Johnson his daughter, wife of John Johnson.  William Ayscough his son in law, named in the amendment.  Edward Cole of Winchester, his cousin, named in the amendment.  Olave Masters his brother, named in the amendment.  Clement Knight his son, named in the amendment. 
Others named:  Mary Clemence his ancient servant.  Nicholas Sheppard and Robert Fisher his servants.  The two ministers of St Saviour parish. 
Executor:  Anne Cole his wife; no overseers named. 
Witnesses:  To the original will:  John Drake; Edward White; Henry Bishopp; Sara Wade.  To the amendment:  Nicholas Norman; Edward/Evan Owens (his mark); John Hancock; Griffith Hinton. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/153, ff.362v-364r (register copy).] 

Coleman, John, of St Saviour, citizen and tallowchandler of London.  Testator has property in East Greensted [East Grinstead, Sussex?], bought of Robert Russell on 31 March 1600.  He asks that his estate be divided into thirds according to the custom of the city of London.  One third is to go to bequests: part to the poor of St Saviour, part to others. 
Date written:  1625 July 18, ‘in this tyme of my healthe’. 
Date proved:  1625 September 28. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth his wife, to have one third of his estate.  Elizabeth Coleman and Sara Coleman his two underage daughters, to share one third of his estate.  William Coleman his brother.  George Frith his wife's brother. 
Others named:  Philip Butcher, distiller, and Michael Frysbye, grocer, his friends and neighbors. 
Executor:  Elizabeth his wife. 
Overseers:  Philip Butcher and Michael Frysbye. 
Witnesses:  Richard Sandon scrivener; John Horne; Edmund Ledger; Christopher Fawsett; Thomas Lumley. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/146, ff.232v-233r (register copy).] 

Collett, Humphrey, of London, bowyer.  Describes himself as ‘one of the Sonnes of Humfrey Collett, Citizene and Bowyer of London, deceased’.  Asks to be buried in St Mary Overy churchyard near his late father. 
Date written:  1566/7 January 12. 
Date proved:  1566/7 January 27. 
Family members named:  John, Stephen, Peter, William, and Nicholas Collett his brothers; Agnes and Margaret his sisters. 
Others named:  Christopher Proctor and William Shewerd, who owe him money. 
Executor:  brother John Collett.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Richard Harman, curate; William ?Shildren. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/49, ff.8v-9r (register copy).] 

Collins, Abraham, of St Saviour, silk dyer.  Testator is sick and weak in body. 
Date written:  1637 October 31. 
Date proved:  1637 November 13. 
Family members named:  Anna his wife.  Elizabeth Collins his only child, a minor.  Thomas and Dorothy Collins, his aged parents.  Joseph, Benjamin, Nehemiah, and Thomas Collins his brothers.  Peter and Thomas Weaver his uncles, the latter dwelling at Eton College.  Jane Mildmay and Sara Roofe his cousins.  Thomas Deane his brother in law.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Anna his wife. 
Overseers:  Thomas Irons his uncle; Richard Dowdeswell. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Deane; Richard Dowdeswell. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/175, f.221r-v (register copy).] 

Collins, Thomas, of St Saviour, laborer, ‘dwellinge vppon the banke syde’.  Son of Robert Collins, deceased, late citizen and skinner of London.  William White, his principal legatee, is charged with raising Collins's son John.  Mentions the house where his father died, called the Angel, and another house called the Three ?Colts. 
Date written:  1574 November 20. 
Date proved:  1580/1 March 6. 
Family members named:  Alice his wife.  John his son, now age nine and a half, born and christened in St Tooley's [St Olave] parish.  His brother in law Dickenson.  William Browne of Rochester, his cousin. 
Others named:  William White of London, gentleman, to have all Collins's houses in Budge Row in St Anthonyn [i.e. Antholin] parish, which houses he inherited from his father.  Richard Wistowe, citizen and barber-surgeon of London, and new husband of Collins's mother, who holds some of Collins's legacies from his father. 
Executor:  William White.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  George Castell, scrivener; Thomas Knellers, joiner (his mark), Robert Pickering, waterman (his mark). 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/63, ff.76v-77r (register copy).] 

Cooke, Alexander, [of St Saviour.]  Testator is sick in body.  The will is written ‘with myne owne hand’. 
Date written:  1613/14 January 3. 
Date proved:  1614 May 4. 
Family members named:  His unnamed wife, and the unborn child she is carrying.  Francis (not yet 21) and Rebecca (not yet 17), his underage children.  The legacies to all his children are to be put in trust at Grocers' Hall.  Ellis his brother.  His five unnamed sisters.  The unnamed daughter of his brother John. 
Others named:  ‘my master hemings’, Mr Cundell, and Mr Francis Caper. 
Executor:  his unnamed wife; she is not named in the probate entry either.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  none recorded. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/123, f.385r-v (register copy).  See also Prob.10/311 (original will); Prob.8/15, f.184v (probate entry).] 
[Transcription in Playhouse Wills, pp.94-96.] 

Cooke, John, of St Saviour, waterman.  Nuncupative will.  Thomas Awston ‘in the Countrie’ owes the testator money. 
Date declared: none recorded. 
Date proved:  1619 June 14. 
Family members named:  Johane Cooke his mother and sole legatee.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  none named; administration granted to Johane Cooke his mother.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  John Powle; Sara Powle his wife. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/133, f.555r-v (register copy).] 

Cooke, John, of St Saviour, draper.  Testator is sick and weak in body.  A bequest to the poor of Drayton, Shropshire, and of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1630 August 26. 
Date proved:  1630 September 10. 
Family members named:  John Cooke his father.  Marie Cooke his mother.  Thomas Cooke his brother, Thomas's wife Marie Cooke, and their unnamed daughter.  Edward Cooke his brother.  Richard Cooke his brother, Richard's wife Joan, and their underage children John and Elizabeth Cooke.  Margaret Hope his sister, wife of John Hope of Drayton, Shropshire, and their underage son Henry Hope.  His cousin Richard Steventon of Drayton, Shropshire, and Richard's underage children, one of whom, John, is the testator's godson. 
Others named:  Margaret Blanthorne of Adderley, Shropshire, wife of John Blanthorne.  George Turney and Samuel West of St Tooley (St Olave).  Robert ?Panor and his wife of St Saviour.  Anne Bolas wife of Abel Bolas.  Hattell [sic] Pott and Dorothy his wife.  Alice Layde wife of William Layde.  Thomas Crowder son of John Crowder.  Elizabeth Colman, servant to his brother Thomas Cooke. 
Executor:  Thomas Cooke his brother. 
Overseers:  Richard Cooke and Edward Cooke his brothers. 
Witnesses:  Robert Vaux; William Deakins scrivener. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/158, ff.89v-90r (register copy).] 

Cordin, James, of St Saviour.  Testator is sick in body.  A bequest to the poor of Clink Liberty. 
Date written:  1608 May 14. 
Date proved:  1608 June 20. 
Family members named:  Elizabeth Cordin his wife.  James Cordin and Thomas Cordin his underage sons.  Margery his youngest sister.  Richard his brother.  Matthew Pellitor his son [sic].  Prudence his daughter.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Elizabeth Cordin his wife. 
Overseers:  Elizabeth Cordin his wife and William Cordin his brother. 
Witnesses:  Thomas Towne; Raphe Toott [Trott intended?]; John Hendrie scrivener. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/112, f.79r (register copy).  Abstracted in SAC vol.13 p.181.] 

Cornell, John, of St Sepulchre Newgate, citizen and bricklayer of London.  Not of St Saviour; but he holds a lease, from the Company of Bricklayers, to tenements in St Saviour parish. 
Date written:  1593 November 5. 
Date proved:  1593 November 22. 
Family members named:  Katherine his wife.  John, Henry, and Thomas, his underage children. 
Others named:  Margaret Manfeilde his maidservant.  Edward Waters.  Joan Parkins. 
Executor:  Christopher Waller, citizen and bricklayer. 
Overseers:  Henry King and John Fenn, citizens and bricklayers. 
Witnesses:  John Fenn; Aylsie Powell (his/her mark); Robert Hunter; William Jhonson. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/82, f.267r-v (register copy).] 

Cownden, William, of St Saviour, gentleman.  Testator asks to be buried in St Saviour church.  He has properties in St Saviour, St Olave, Newington, Lambeth, and East Greenwich, and a tenement in Thames Street near Billingsgate.  In St Olave, he has messuages and tenements called Woolsack Rents.  Bequests to the poor of St Saviour; of Walworth in Newington; to his poor tenants in the manor of Kennington in Lambeth; and to the poor prisoners in the Kings Bench prison and the Southwark Counter.  A bequest to the parish vestry for a dinner.  A bequest of £50 to the churchwardens of St Saviour ‘towardes the purchasing and buyeing of the Parsonage or corporation of the same parish in fee farme’.  [Note:  the actual conveyance by King James I to the nineteen parish 'Bargainers', for £800, took place in 1614.] 
Date written:  1609/10 January 2. 
Date proved:  1609/10 January 13. 
Family members named:  Anne his wife; among other bequests, she is to have £800 ‘as I stand charged to pay vnto her by a certayne Judgement lately vpon the intermarriage betweene vs by me acknowledged in his maiesties Court of the kinges bench vpon record’.  John Cownden his underage son.  George Dalton his son in law, and George's underage daughters Jane Dalton and Elizabeth Dalton.  George Cownden his brother, George's wife Mary, and their children John, Ellen, Margaret, Alice, Richard, Fabian, James, George, William, and Mary Cownden.  Catherine Prowde his sister, and Catherine's unnamed daughter.  William Cownden his kinsman.  Thomas Cownden, gentleman, of Beverley, Yorkshire, his kinsman. 
Others named:  Mr Symons the preacher; Mr Francis the minister.  Walter Spendelowe the testator's godson, son of Walter Spendelowe.  Edward Jackson, scrivener, and his wife Blanche.  Goodwife Corker.  His unnamed maidservant.  Mrs Smith.  ‘my sister Newman’. 
Executors: Mr John Bingham Esq his brother in law; Mr Edward Bromfield; Mr Randall Carter; Mr John Marshall; and Mr William Mayhewe.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Randall Carter; John Marshall; Edward Jackson scrivener; Anthony Rogers servant to Jackson. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/115, ff.57v-59r (register copy).  Abstracted in SAC vol.24 pp.56-57.] 

Cox, William, of St Saviour, yeoman.  Asks to be buried in the St Saviour churchyard near his ‘former wives’.  Bequests to ‘my fellowes the quenes watermen’.  He owns a cockboat that he hires out.  Has the lease of a house on the bankside called the Elephant. 
Date written:  1586 August 8. 
Date proved:  1586 September 5. 
Family members named:  Mary his now wife.  All his children, including his underage son William Cox.  Phyllis Harrison and Agnes Harrison his wife's daughters.  Giles Alman his wife's father.  William Alcock his uncle and wife.  Edward Frauncis his uncle.  His sister King.  His sister Burchall. 
Others named:  All his servants.  All his godchildren, including Katherine Harte and her mother Katherine.  Mr Hamson the preacher.  William Harte.  Avis his maid.  Goodwife Smyth of Paris Garden Lane.  Jeremy his man.  Richard Kytche his servant.  Mr Edward Hunte, Serjeant at Arms, and his wife.  William Tichioner.  Mary Jackman.  Joan Delawood.  His fellow Tredeny, his fellow Carter, his fellow Lawrence Avion.  John Cook and wife.  Robert Purdewe.  William Lumbarde and wife Isabel.  Goodwife Milwood.  Goodwife ?Bodie. 
Executors: Mary his wife and William his son. 
Overseers:  Edward Huntt; Edward Frauncis; William Tichionar. 
Witnesses:  Edward Hunt; William Tichioner; William Hartt; Edward Frauncis; Jeremy Sutton. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/69, ff.355v-356v, including the codicil]. 
NOTE: a codicil attached to the will, shortly after its signing, clarifying the bequest to his son William; the codicil witnessed by Edward Frauncis; Joan Alcock; Elizabeth Cooke; and others. 

Crew, Jeremy, of St Saviour, citizen and painter-stainer of London.  Testator is sick in body.  Bequests to the poor of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, of St Katherine Coleman Street, and of St Saviour.  A bequest to the company of painter-stainers ‘of which Companie I am a free brother’. 
Date written:  1637 July 28. 
Date proved:  1637 August 11. 
Family members named:  Magdalen his wife.  Phillipp [Philippa] Crew, Anne Crew, and Elizabeth Crew, his underage children [‘my three daughters’].  Rowland Buckett his father in law.  Randolph Crew his brother.  George Price of Esher, his cousin. 
Others named:  Mr Nicholas Moreton and Mr James Archers, ministers of the parish of St Saviour.  Ralph Brice, carpenter.  Robert Crowley.  Matthew Banks.  Thomas Hambden of Kent, gentleman.  Alexander Evans, waterman, and Anne his wife.  Ellen Robinson, daughter of Robert Robinson, waterman, and Mary his wife.  Mr John Lowin and Mr Robert Hastler of Paris Garden.  Paul Isaackson ‘my master’ and Katherine his wife. 
Executor:  Phillipp Crew ‘my said daughter’. 
Overseers:  George Price; Robert Crowley. 
Witnesses:  James Noell, scrivener; Martin Noell his servant. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/174, ff.423v-424v (register copy).] 

Crewze, Jeremy, of St Saviour, needlemaker.  Nuncupative will.  Testator was ‘sickley and crased in his body’. 
Date declared: none recorded. 
Date proved:  1612/13 March 3. 
Family members named:  Everything left to his unnamed wife and his unnamed children, except for his son Jeffrey Crewse, who is to have nothing.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  none named; administration granted to Marie Crewze his widow.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Francis Blackman; William Lullingden; John Lullingden; Edith Banckley; and others. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/121/296.] 

Crowder, John, of St Saviour, citizen and merchant tailor of London.  Testator is sickly and ill in body.  Asks to be buried in St Saviour church near his late wife.  Testator has two messuages in Southwark, in one of which his son Thomas resides; and two other newly-built tenements in ‘Piper’ [Pepper?] Alley in Southwark.  A bequest to the poor of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1645 September 20. 
Date proved:  1646 May 2. 
Family members named:  Mary his present wife, a widow whom he has lately married.  Claire Crowder, Mary Crowder, and Frances Crowder his daughters, the first two underage.  Raphe Crowder, John Crowder, and Thomas Crowder his sons, the first two underage.  Thomas Crowder his brother.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Thomas Crowder his son. 
Overseers:  Robert Clarke and William Craftes. 
Witnesses:  Robert Windsor scrivener; Hugh Currer. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/196, ff.8v-10r (register copy).] 

Cure, Thomas, esquire, of St Saviour.  Testator is sick in body.  Asks to be buried ‘besides mine owne mother yf I dye in Sowthwarke’.  Testator has two houses in Southwark occupied by Francis Govers and Nicholas Cawston.  Bequests to the St Saviour free grammar school in Chequer Alley; to the Company of Sadlers; to the poor people in St George parish, St Thomas Hospital, and ‘the other Hospitall in London’.  A bequest to the poor of ‘Ledgers Asheby’.  Bequests to every prison in Southwark and London; and to the poor of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1588 May 24. 
Date proved:  1588 June 22. 
Family members named:  Anne Cure his wife.  George and Thomas Cure his sons.  Hugh Brooker his son in law.  His uncle John Cure's unnamed children.  His brother Dyson.  His unnamed sister.  ‘my daughters daughter Anne wylde’.  Thomas Wilde's three unnamed children [perhaps family?]. 
Others named:  John White of the Middle Temple, esquire.  Robert Allen, clerk of Sadlers' Hall.  Henry Crosse and John Savage and his other manservants, unnamed.  Anne Perpointe.  All his maidservants, unnamed.  Mr Gryce.  Edmund's two children.  To each of his godchildren bearing his name, three shillings fourpence; to each godchild not bearing his name, twenty pence.  Mr Walker of the Wardrobe. 
Executors: Anne Cure his wife; George Cure his son; Hugh Brooker.  No overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Robert Allyn; Roger Williams; Anne Perpointe widow; and others. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/72, ff.341v-342r (register copy).] 

Cuthbert, James, of St Saviour, citizen and weaver of London.  Testator is sick in body.  A bequest to the poor of St Saviour. 
Date written:  1644 April 3. 
Date proved:  1644 December 30. 
Family members named:  Katherine Sanden his mother, and William Sanden her now husband.  James, William, Katherine, and Elizabeth, his four underage children, each left enough money to make up ‘their orphanage part’.  James Godfrey his godson (son of his cousin David Godfrey) given 20 shillings to buy himself a bible. 
Others named:  William Golden's three unnamed children.  Mr Butler the parson of St Saviour.  Henry Fossett.  Margaret his maidservant. 
Executor:  Henry Fossett his friend, to be replaced by James Cuthbert his son when James reaches age 21. 
Overseer:  David Godfrey. 
Witnesses:  John Cleare; Matthew Hopkins (his mark); Francis Nelmes scrivener. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/192, ff.89r-90r (register copy).] 

Cutbert, Samson, of St Saviour, sailor.  Testator affirmed his will with a mark not a signature.  He leaves £20 to his two brothers, but if they are dead then it is to be distributed among his unnamed kinfolk on his mother's side who still reside in the Borough of Southwark. 
Date written:  1624 December 21. 
Date proved:  1626 November 3. 
Family members named:  Katherine Wood, widow, his mother.  William Cutbert and James Cutbert his brothers.  No other legatees. 
Executor:  Katherine Wood his mother; no overseers named. 
Witnesses:  Francis Gilleinge; Richard Cattle scrivener; Henry Underwood. 
[Reference:  TNA, Prob.11/150, ff.124v-125r (register copy).]