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Stock, a parish in the hundred of Chelmsford, 3 miles (N.N.E.) from Billericay… The living is a rectory, with that of Ramsdon-Bellhouse annexed, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, and in the patronage of John Unwin, Esq. (Lewis…, 1831)


2 Apr 1564-15 Jun 1564 Essex England Wills (609) The Will of Elizabeth MASSON of Stock widow, dated 2 Apr 1564, proved 15 Jun 1564, made bequests to: Joan HUDDE widow a round black gown, a canvas smock, a lockram kercher, and a new apron; Joan BURTON 1 white petticoat and an old sheet; goodwife FOSTARE, a lockram kercher; HARMAN 4d.; mother THOMSON 2d.; TANNER'S wife a kercher; BESSE COMES and Besse STOKES each a corner kercher; SPILMAN'S wife my red waistcoat; ELYOT'S wife 2d; CROSLY'S wife my worst white petticoat; WHEATLE'S wife an apron and 2d.; BRETT'S wife an old red petticoat; WHISCARDE'S wife 3 waistcoats a red and white and a russet, a black coat, and a corner kercher; Agnes REDDALL my best petticaot; Besse REDDALL a kettle, a pewter dish, and a candlestick; Thomas DRYVAR a pewter pot and a candlestick; John DAMSON 4d.; and Adrian FRAUNCIS 2d. To the parson [rector, Oliver CLAYTON] of Stock a table. The rest of my goods to Christopher DRYVAR, whom I make my executor. Witnesses: Oliver CLAYTON, Robert BONYNGE, Anthony STICKETTE. To Harry STOKES a candlestick and Alice HUD a painted cloth. (Wills of the County of Essex, England, Volume 1, 1558-1565, by F.G. Emmison, 1986, pg 187.) Search Words: BONNING DRIVER DANSON ELLIOTT HARMON THOMPSON FOSTER RIDDLE FRANCIS

Besse COMES (a.k.a. Elizabeth?) has not yet been identified, but is possibly tied to the Combs-FOSTER family below. Also of interest in the above will is the mention of Joan BURTON, due to both (1) the marriage, prior to 1656, of GEORGE Combs to Ann BURTON, d/o Richard of England and the Virginia Colony; (2) the reference by William UNDERWOOD, Sr. (c1648-1717) of Old Rappahannock Co VA, but then at school in England, to his uncle Edward BURTON of Kidderminster, Co Worcester. (See Burton-Combs Connections) Were MASSON & MASON interchangeable? See also Capt. John MASON, Sir Ferdinando GORGES, Thomas CAMMOCK and Isaac ALLERTON of the New England Company. William UNDERWOOD, Sr. was s/o Col. Wm. & Mary (BURTON? MOSELEY?) Underwood, the former having married next Elizabeth, a widow UNDERWOOD, who after the Col.'s death, m next Archdale Combs of Old Rappahannock Co VA whose son, John Combs of Richmond VA, may have married a MASON who was d/o a BURTON/MASON.


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