Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Henry Burtt - my 9th great-grandfather

     Name: Henry Burtt
      Sex: M
Individual Information
          Birth: 1566 - Harberton, Devonshire, England
          Death: Between Jul 10, 1617 and Sep 10, 1617 - Harberton, Devonshire,
         Father: John Burt (1540-          )
         Mother: Mrs.  [Burt] (Abt 1541-          )
Spouses and Children
1. Isett [Burtt] (1570 - Between Mar 14, 1629 and Jul 8, 1630)
       Marriage: 1590 - Harberton, Devonshire, England
          1. John Burtt (Cir 1593-          )
          2. Deacon Henry Burt (1595-1662)
          3. Johane Burtt (1596-After 1629)
          4. Raddegan Burtt (Cir 1598-After 1629)
          5. Alice (Allies) Burtt (Cir 1598-          )
          6. Agnes Burtt (Cir 1601-          )
          7. Elizabeth Burtt (Cir 1603-          )
          8. Ann Burtt (1607-          )
   Terry, George Skelton, Genealogical Research in England, Burt -
   March, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 86, January
   1932, p 77 - 84; April 1932, p 216-220; July 1932, p 247-252.)
   Will; 10 July 1617; Harberton, Devon, ENG. "The will of Henry Burtt of
   Harberton (co. Devon), clothier, dated 10 July 1617. To the poor of the
   parish of Harberton 30sh. To my son Henry and his heirs and assigns, my
   close of land situate in Harberton Ford, called by the name of Racheparke,
   together with the house that John Tummells now dwelleth in and the house
   that George Causie and John Pearse now dwell in and the house that Andrew
   Pearse and Edward Adams now dwell in, as also the orchard, nursery, herb
   gardens, backsides, and other appurtenances belonging. To the said Henry, my
   son, the mansion house of that land commonly called Crobers Land which
   Thomas Wood now dwelleth in, together with the sheep pen, orchard, herb
   garden and bakehouse, during the term of his life. To my said son Henry L
   100 to be paid within a year after my death. Isett, my wife, for life, one
   chamber over the shop, called the forechanmer, with the bedstead and bed
   that I use to lie in. My wife shall have yearly, during her life, £6 13s. 4d
   issuing out of that land or tenement called Crobers Land: and my executor
   shall find one to attend her, during her life, sufficient meat, drink and
   firewood for her own use; and, if my said wife do dislike her diet and do
   leave it, then my will is that she shall have £ 3.6s.8d in lieu of her diet,
   out of the lands aforesaid, for her life. To my said wife and son Henry the
   half of my household stuff, equally to be divided between them: and the
   other half to remain to my executor. To Raddegan, my daughter, £60, to be
   paid within three months after she shall be of the age of twenty-one. To
   Allies, my daughter, £40, to be paid at the age of twenty. To Agnes, my
   daughter, £40 at the age of twenty. To Elizabeth, my daughter, £40, at the
   age of twenty. Whereas I promised my son-in-law, Chrispine Saunder, L 40 at
   his marriage, and because he is not yet paid, my executor shall pay it. Also
   I promised him other £20 when my daughter Johan, his wife, for the term of
   her life or for fifty years determinable upon her life, should be assured of
   that tenement that Thomasine Saunders now dwelleth in or of some other as
   good, then my executor shall pay him £20 towards the same. To Joseph
   Saunders and Samuel Saunders, my grandchildren, £5 each. To my brothers' and
   sisters' children 2 s each. To every one of my godchildren 12d. To Nycholas
   Hyans, my apprentice, 30 s., to be paid at the end of his apprenticeship.
   Residue to my son John Burte. Witnesses: Will Huxham and Thos. Colton.
   Proved 19 Sept 1617."
   Inventory Taken; 10 Sep 1617; Harberton, Devon, ENG.
   £602-07-09: "Inventory, taken 10 Sept 1617 by Thomas Colton and Paule Symons
   and exhibited 19 September 1617, includes apparel, £8: cloth and yarn, £102;
   money £70; 93 sheep, £31, 32 lambs, £6; other farm stock; an estate in
   certain grounds, £61: an estate in house, meadow and garden, £20; two pairs
   of lumbes, warping pins, raggles, quilt torns, and one spinning turn with
   sleyes, £2. 10s. brass pans, cauldrons, and pots, £10. 13s. 4d; for
   household cloth already made, £3; 13 silver spoons, L 3; desperate debts,
   £140; total £602. 7s. 9d. (Archdeaconry of Totnes)."
   Genealogical Research in England. p. 77 Burt, Jan 1932.
   The Compendium of American Genealogy. First Families of America, edited by
   Frederick Adams Virkus. Multi volume set. 1937-1942. Immigrant Ancestors,
   Vol. VII, p. 825-895.
   William Pynchon, John Pynchon, Elizur Holyoke, Pynchon Court Records,
   (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield,
   MA, 2000).

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