Suffolk wills – S

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Smyth, Daniell, gentleman of Walton, 1639

To be buried in the chancel at Walton where his father and brother were buried.

Wife Bridget: lands and houses in Walton and Felixstowe Priory, for life, then to sons Daniel and Jeremy

Eldest son Daniell, under 21

Youngest son Jeremy, under 21

All goods and chattels to Bridget, then to her sons.

Poor of Walton 40 shillings

Sister Barber 40 shillings

Nephew and niece Charles and Audrey, children of his brother Smyth, 20 shillings each.

Executor: wife

Written 15 Aug 1530, probate 11 Jan 1639/8.

SRO

Transcriber’s notes: The testator’s wife Bridget was the daughter of Anthony Mannock and Bridget Hopton/Pannell. The probate says, in Latin, that his widow was Margaret, not Bridget. It looks as if Bridget predeceased her husband. There is a record of a marriage licence, dated 24 Sep 1636, between Daniel Smith and Margaret Joblett, a widow of Walton, to marry at Felixstowe. I couldn’t see Daniel’s burial in Walton in the Suffolk Family History Society’s burials CD, which includes burials in Walton for that period. The church has been drastically made over, so it seems that any memorials for the Smyths that once existed no longer do so.

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