These wills are from a variety of sources – some from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and others from county record offices. Most of the wills have been transcribed to include all the names mentioned, but not necessarily all of the details of what each person received, so please see the originals for complete details.
Whitaker, Thomas, Stationer and Citizen of the City of London, 1649
Uncle Burt, overseer of the will
My sisters (unnamed)
The poor of the French church at Duresine House
My children, under 18 (unnamed)
Mr Joshua Kirton, overseer of the will
Witnesses: Andrew Burt, George Greene, Joshua Kirton, Timothy Cromham
Written 20 Oct 1649, probate 11 Oct 1649
Transcriber’s notes: The testator and his wife are mentioned in the will of Arthur Hopton of London, 1647. Martha was Arthur’s niece.
The testator was buried at St Faith’s-under-St Paul’s on 5 Oct 1649 (many citizen stationers lived in that parish – St Paul’s was on top of the site of the old St Faith’s, so parishioners used one of the cathedral’s side chapels) . The register says “Thomas Whittaker of PC the stat. ch. in Lambs Vault.”