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Rayleigh, a parish (formerly a market town) in the hundred of Rochford, upon the shore of Hadley bay


19 Jan 1638/9 - 12 Feb 1638/9 (Arch. Essex.Whitehead) Will of Henry BARNES of Rayleigh, Essex, 19 January, 1638. Yeoman. To son Henry my copyhold tenements called Pikes, and Wards, in Rayleigh. To son John my tenement in Henrield. To Susan CAMBER, my daughter, £10. To Anne ALLEN, my daughter, £30. To Mary BARNES, my daughter, my tenement wherein John SCAREROFT now dwelleth. 20/- each, to my grandchildren Elizabeth, John and Anne ALLEN; and Jeffery, Thomas and Jane MITCHELL. To poor of Rayleigh 20/-. To Humphrey PLUMB, William BOADE and Margaret BROCKES 5/- each. Res. and Ex. son Thomas. Overseers: - Isaac GILBERT* and John PINSON. Wit.: - George DERESLEY, William BREWSTER, John PACKWOOD (x). Proved at Ingatestone, 12 Feb., 1638. (English Origins of American Colonists, a Digest of Essex Wills with Particular Reference to Names of Importance in the American Colonies, William Gilbert, No. 39)

Notes: Could BOADE be a.k.a. BODDIE? (See Isle of Wight Co VA) Were the above BARNES kin to Ann BARNES Lovelace of Co Herts EN & Lancaster Co VA ? Also note the Archdale-Barnes marriages.


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