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Genealogies of the Families
Burton, Scroggs, Symmes, and Harlakenden
in Connection with the French Family
Albury, Earls Colne, and Halstead, Essex, England

This page was updated by Mara French on 12/7/10. Numbers in brackets [ ] show sources and refer to the bibliography at the end of this chart. An asterisk (*) shows continuation of that line. Send any corrections or additions to this chart to Revisions: 2010.


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Relationship between Families Scrogges, Burton, Symmes, Man, French, and Harlakenden

French Family

Burton Family

Scrogges Family

Symmes Family

Harlakenden Family

Hewett Family

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French Family

Most likely, William French of The Leete, b. 1580, of FFA Chart #E2, m3. Elizabeth Symmes and had son Francis in 1625, dying herself during childbirth. William French of The Leete was a widower twice in a row, having all his wives die before he did, his older son William French, chr. 1606, would have been a likely candidate to care for Francis. In 1625 William French of The Leete would have been 45 years old; his son William French the emigrant would have been 20 years old, probably old enough to care for his fatherÕs newborn.

She died as the widowe from The Leete and was buried 5 Apr 1625, D/P 96/1/1, Image 118. She died in childbirth with son Francis French born in 1625. We have not found his baptism record. Because she is listed as a widow when she died, that indicates that if she was the one who had son Francis, her husband would have died prior to her. More research is needed.

William FrenchÕs third wife was Elizabeth Symmes, the daughter of Randall and his wife Ann (Burton) Symmes. Randall Symmes, b. ca. 1579, was the son of William Symmes, b. ca. 1554. None of this has solid proof.

NOTE: Another woman named Elizabeth Symmes was the wife of Nicholas Danforth. Nicholas immigrated to Massachusetts at the same time as William French in 1635. Elizabeth Symmes was from Framlingham, Plomesgate, Suffolk, England; however, she died in 1628 in England, never immigrating to Massachusetts. Research needs to be done to differentiate these two women named Elizabeth Symmes. See Relationship between Families Scrogges, Burton, Symmes, Man, French, and Harlakenden.

Burton Family

The Will of Francis Burton, 5 Sep 1611

Francis Burton, yeoman of Halstead, wrote his will on 5 Sep 1611, D/ABW 7/38. He was the father of Ann Burton. The daughters of Randall and Ann (Burton) Symmes were Elizabeth Symmes and Dorothy Symmes and son was Randall Symmes. Elizabeth married William French of The Leete; thereby naming their son Francis after her grandfather, Francis Burton. Roger Harlakenden, born in 1611, emigrated with the son of William French of The Leete, William, born in 1606, to New England in 1635. Therefore, RogerÕs first wife, Emlyn Scroggs, was connected to the Symmes and French families. See Relationship between Families Scrogges, Burton, Symmes, Man, French, and Harlakenden.

Scrogges Family

1.1 Katherine Scrogges, m. Surrye and had son Raff Surrye.

1.2 Francis Scrogges of Patmer Hall in Aldebury, Hertfordshire, England (today considered Albury, Essex), b. 1520 and baptized at the Church of St. Mary The Virgin in Albury. He wrote his will 3 Jun 1585 and it was proved 4 Nov 1585. Francis m1. Jane Newport, m2. Dionise Snell. Francis mentions Thomas Meade of Bardene, Essex (probably Great Bardfield) in his will. In his will he mentioned the villages of Albury, Munden, and Bardfield all of which are villages in Essex and in which the French family of FFA Chart #EB.

  Patmer Hall, Albury

2.1 John Scrogges inherited Patmer Hall in Albury in 1585 when his father died, heir and first son. John d. in Alberry (Albury) County of Hartford (Hertfordshire) on 14 May 1593 after writing his will on 13 Aug 1592. He m. Mary Burton whom he mentions in his will along with his brothers Henry, William, and Francis. His brother Thomas had predeceased him. Randall Symmes was his brother-in-law and he is mentioned in his will. Randall Symmes was b. 1579 and therefore a contemporary to John. John and Mary Scrogges had son Edward Scrogges only one year before John died.

3.1 Edward Scrogges, b. 6 Jul 1591 in Albury, d. 2 Apr 1622 or 9 Oct 1622 in Albury before his mother died, m. Penelope Smythe who was the dau. of John Smythe and Mary Stanley (who was also EdwardÕs mother). See Relationship between Families Scrogges, Burton, Symmes, Man, French, and Harlakenden.

2.2 Henry Scrogges, b. ca. 1537 in Albury, second son, received goods from his brother Thomas in 1589. Mentioned in his brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.3 Thomas Scrogges, b. ca. 1538 in Albury, third son. He moved to Trymley St. Mary, Suffolk, and made his will shortly after his father had died on 28 May 1589 and his will was proved on 11 Jun 1589. He gives to his brothers William and Henry and his sisters Elizabeth Anton and Susan Payne. Did not marry; no child heir.

2.4 William Scrogges, b. ca. 1539 in Albury, fourth son, received goods from his brother Thomas in 1589. Mentioned in his brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.5 Francis Scrogges, b. ca. 1540 in Albury, fifth son, under 22 in 1585 when his father wrote his will. Mentioned in his brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.6 Alice Scrogges, married _______ Leake by 1585. Mentioned in her brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.7 Elizabeth Scrogges, b. ca. 1557 in Albury, married James Anton by 1585. Mentioned in her brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.8 Susan Scrogges, married ______ Payne on 27 May 1577. Mentioned in her brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.9 Jane Scrogges, married William Deane of Chipping Walden by 1585. Mentioned in her brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.10 Grace Scrogges, not married by 1585, but m. _____ Crabbe by 1592. He was b. 8 Aug 1570. Mentioned in her brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

2.11 Lettece or Lettice Scrogges, b. 20 Aug 1570 in Albury, not married by 1585 or 1592. Mentioned in her brother JohnÕs will of 1592.

The Will of Francis Scrogges, 3 Jun 1585

The Will of Thomas Scrogges, 28 May 1589

The Will of John Scrogges, 13 Aug 1592

John Scrogges in his will mentions his mother-in-law Dyonice Burton and brother-in-law Mr. Randolfe Symmes. Anne Scroggs, the daughter of Edward Scroggs, whose will precedes hers, had a sister Smith or Smithee who married William Harlakenden, son of Thomas and Dorothy (Cheney) Harlakenden. William, who was executor of his sister-in-law's will, died 18 March 1674. His wife Smithee was buried 28 June 1651, by the diary of Ralph Josselin, who preached her funeral sermon, published in 1652:

"26 June 1651. Mrs Harlakenden died; ye 28, Mrs Smitha Har. buried, 4 Justices wch had each bur'd a wife carried her to ye grave, 2 Thess. iv. 13, 18."

This Ralph Josselin is of the same family as John Josselin, the author of Two Voyages to New England and New England's Rarities (whose pedigree is printed in the Register, Vol. xl., p. 290, and in Josselyn's Voyages, ed. of 1865), and of Henry who was identified with Capt. John Mason in New England. He is the beneficiary mentioned for the sum of forty shillings. In his dairy is also to be found " Roger Har. ob. in New England 1637, or thereabts." This refers to Roger Harlakenden, who came on the Defence in 1635, with wife Elizabeth, who at his death married Herbert Pelham. For will of Roger Harlakenden see Register, ii., p. 181. In the Defence also came Rev. Thomas Shepard, of Cambridge, who had been at Earles Colne ; as is evidenced by the ghost story in which he is mentioned, in Richard Baxter's ** Certainty of the world of Spirits fully evinced."

The Will of Sir Thomas Stanley, 26 Feb 1605


The Will of Edward Scrogges, 2 Apr 1622

The Will of Anne Scroggs, 28 Aug 1641


The Visitation of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634 (see below for Scroggs)

Symmes Family

The following note is from The Symmes Memorial by John Adams Vinton, 1873.

The above states that both John Stedman and William French were her brothers, which obviously isnÕt true or else they would have the same surname, Simes, as Sarah never married. It must mean that they were brothers-in-law, or husbands of SaraÕs sisters, none of whom we know. According to the SEAX website of the ERO, Q/SR 230/50 states that on 21 Sep 1620 John Stedman was living in Halstead and was a tailor. Document D/DU 194/2 is a quit-claim dated 31 Jan 1568/9 signed by John Stedman. John Stedman immigrated to Cambridge, MA, ca. 1638, m. Alice and had children Elizabeth, Sarah, and Martha. Was Alice a ÒSymmesÓ?

ÒAÓ John Stedman was christened 20 Jan 1608 at St. George The Martyr, Surrey, the son of John Stedman. His daughter was Anne Stedman, chr. 24 Nov 1609 in Rye, Sussex, England.

Rev. Zechariah Symmes and his wife Sarah. Immigrated 1635. Son Capt. William Symmes, chr. in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, 10 Jan 1626/7. Immigrated 1635. William Symmes m1. perhaps Sarah, m2. Mary. From this page we learn that Sarah Symmes (shown above) was married and that she could not possibly be the Sara Sims listed on the ship Defence of 1635, because that Sara Sims was 30 years old, born about 1605, never married.

Randall Symmes, Will made Nov 1599

In his will he names 3 children: Randall, Dorothy, and Elizabeth. He was the brother-in-law of John Scroggs of Patmer Hall, Hertfordshire. His son, Randall, who was the son-in-law of Thomas Man of London, wrote his will 7 Feb 1624.

For details on the Symmes family in the 1300s, 1400s, and 1500s, see website:

Symmes Vital Records

Elizabeth, dau. to Randall Simes, christened 30 Nov 1594 in St. Lawrence Pountney, London (above)

Randall Simes, buried 19 Aug 1599 in St. Lawrence Pountney, London (above)

Mary, dau. of Randall Sims, christened 14 Nov 1574 in St. Lawrence Pountney, London (above)

Dorothy, dau. of Randall Simes, christened 10 Aug 1578 in St. Lawrence Pountney, London (above)

Diana, dau. of Randall Simes, christened 19 Jun 1586 in St. Lawrence Pountney, London (above)

Sara, dau. of Randall Simes, christened 8 Oct 1587 in St. Lawrence Pountney, London (above)

Sara, dau. of Richard Symmes of St. Dunstan and All Saints (church) in the borough of Tower Hamlets in London, 25 Jul 1603 (above).

John Symes, son of Richard Symes, baptized 24 Mar 1586 at St. Stephens, Coleman Street, London. The father and mother were not married at the time (above).

IGI Records

Richard Symmes was born before 1582 and married Susanna Bethell on 1 Jan 1599 at St. PeterÕs Church in Dunchurch, Warwickshire, England. They had children Richard Symmes, Elizabeth Symmes, and Susanna Symmes.

From the christenings below, it is predicted that Randall Simes had two brothers: Thomas and William.

William Symes, chr. 13 May 1564, the son of Thomas Symes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London,

Mary Simes, chr. 8 Sep 1566, dau. of William Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

William Simes, chr. 14 Dec 1567, son of Thomas Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

Robert Symes, chr. 23 Mar 1577, son of Thomas Symes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

Elizabeth Simes, chr. 26 Apr 1580, dau. of William Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

Sara Simes, chr. 3 Aug 1572, dau. of William Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

Mary Simes, chr. 12 Nov 1574, dau. of Randall Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

Ann Simes, chr. 18 Oct 1576, dau. of Randall Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London

Dorithe Simes, chr. 10 Aug 1578, dau. of Randall Simes, St. Lawrence Pountney, London

Anne Symmes, chr. 29 Jul 1579, dau. of Thomas Symmes, St. Lawrence Jewry, London.

Judeth Simms, chr. 21 Dec 1581, no father mentioned, St. Lawrence Jewry, London.

William Symmes, chr. 7 Oct 1582, son of William Symmes, St. Lawrence Jewry, London.

Samuell Symmes, chr. 21 Feb 1584, son of Thomas Symmes, St. Lawrence Jewry, London.

Elizabeth Symmes, chr. 14 Dec 1589, dau. of Thomas Symmes, St. Lawrence Jewry, London

Randall Symmes, chr. 18 Aug 1591, son of Thomas Symmes, St. Lawrence Jewry, London

Christopher Symmes, chr. 16 Aug 1592, son of Thomas Symmes, St. Lawrence Jewry, London

Many more Simes are from this line in St. Lawrence Jewry, London, but IÕm not adding them because they arenÕt part of the French line IÕm working on. Others are also listed for St. Botolph Aldgate, London, and IÕm not listing them either. IÕm listing only the ones from St. Lawrence Pountney, London.

Harlakenden Family

Pedigree Chart

Steinman, G. Steinman, "Pedigree of Harlakenden, of Kent and Essex," in Nichols, John Gough, Editor, The Topographer and Genealogist, Vol. I, London, England: Society of Antiquaries, 1846, pp. 229-235, contributed by J. Michael Frost, Link is to a pdf file.

Vital Records

Roger Harlakenden, chr. 1 Oct 1611 in EarlÕs Colne, Essex, England, m. Elizabeth Bosvile on 4 Jun 1635 just before boarding the ship Defence to New England on 4 Jul 1635. His father was Thomas Harlakenden and his mother was Dorothy Cheney. Roger died only 3 years after immigrating to New England on 17 Nov 1638 in Cambridge, MA.

They had 2 daughters: Elizabeth and Margaret. After Roger died, his wife married Herbert Pelham before 1640 at Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. They had 4 sons – Herbert, Edward, William, and Henry – and 3 daughters – Mary, Frances, and Anne. Her estate was probated on 25 Aug 1659 at Marshfield, Plymouth, MA.

Walter Harlakenden

Silvester Harlakenden, son of the preceding Walter, enjoyed the estate which had given rise to so much litigation. He lies buried in Tunstall church, and the following inscription commemorates him:

"In the upper end of this ally lyeth interred the body of Sylvester Harlakenden of Ufton, in the parish of Tunstall, and county of Kent, Esq. of the ancient family of Harlakenden of Woodchurch, in the said county, who departed this life the 19th day of March 1659, being the 59th yeare of his age."

The arms of Harlakenden impaling Per chevron sable and or, three eagles displayed counterchanged, painted on vellum, formerly hung against a pillar adjoining.

Silvester Harlakenden the third. For an account of this unfortunate gentleman, see "A Collection of Remarkable Tryals of the most notorious Male factors at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey for near fifty years past." vol. ii. pp. 267-270. 1718-9. He took a coach from the Roebuck in Suffolk-street (to which place he had brought two women the night previous) to Holly-street. At the corner of Claremarket, arising from a dispute about the fare, he stabbed the coachman with his sword.

The following inscription was formerly on a mural monument in Ashford church, Kent. The alabaster framework of the monument with its ornaments still remain, and measures about 2 feet, by 2 feet 6 inches. The inscription is taken from a curious MS. compiled in 1714, by the Rev. W. Warren, curate of the parish, and now preserved in the college.

"Here lye yc bodies of Jane, ye wife of James Walshe, some time Practicioner of Phisick in this Towne, a Gentlewoman lyneallie descended of a very auntient stock and Familie called Harlackenden. And of Elizabeth, yc wife of James May, Gen. Both of them were Barren, and brought forth noe Children naturallie : but brought forth many speri- tuallie unto Christ. The said Eliza: dyed yc 13th of Decemb. 1622, after shee he had lived with her Husbod 30 yeres, 2 moths, and 15 dayes. Being aged 53 yeres, one month, and five dayes."

In Bromley churchyard, Kent, is a monumental inscription to the memory of Elizabeth, the wife of Daniel Giles, and daughter of Joseph Harlakenden-died 16G8.

Edward Courthope, gent in his will dated 7 July 1719, and prored 18 April 1728, mentions, "Mary Harlakenden, my wife's grandmother."

The following entries in the register of Woodchurch have not been appropriated:

1541. March 19. Mary Harlackenden.
1559-60. Feb. 20. Anne the dau. of Roger Harlakenden was born.

1543-4. Feb. 18. Mary Harlakenden, maiden.
1559-60. Feb. 20. Anne the dau. of Roger Harlakenden was buried.

The following entries are in the register of Margate, Kent:

Baptized. 1560. Oct. .. Luke, son of Luke and Joane Harlakenden.
1564. Apr. 16. Thomas, son of Joanc Harlakenden, widow.

1565. Nov. 5. James Foster and Joane Harlakenden. 1575. Nov. 3. Thomas Collie and Thoinasine Harlakenden. William Harlakenden, of Earl's Colne, speaks in his will (1602) of

Elizabeth Couchman his cousin ; Jane, Eleanor, Elizabeth, and Anne, his neices ; Maister Stafford his brother-in-law; master John Swan, Andrew and Richard Swan his cousins ; Mabell Stonard his neice . Mr. Clement Stonnard his nephew, and Emma Stevens his niece. Of Mr. Roger Bringborne, little William Harlakenden, Richard, Thomas, and George his nephews, William son of George, his niece Jane Harlakenden, and her other sisters. (1605.) Katharine Couchman, Eleanor, Elizabeth, and Anne Harlakenden. His brother John Harlakenden, gent, deceased, late of New Romney, George his son, and Frances, George's wife.

Roger Harlakenden in his will orders to be set up for him a convenient tombe in the high chancel of Earl's Colne church, on the wall at the right hand of the door coming into said chancel, with mention on it of all his wives and children.

His tomb is placed as directed, and is of alabaster. It bears the effigies of a man in a black gown and ruff, kneeling before a desk, with his four wives similarly habited kneeling behind him. Above the effigies arc four shields, the first containing the arms of Harlakenden, impaling Hardres, Gu. a lion rampant erm. debruised with a chevron or ; the second impaling blank, the third impaling Jocelin, Az. a circular wreath ar. and sa. with four bells joined thereto and disposed in quadrangle or; and the fourth impaling blank. Beneath the figures is the following inscription: " Here lyeth Richard Harlakenden, of Earles Colne, in the county of Essex, Esq. descended of ye ancient familie of Harlakenden in Woodchurch, in ye county of Kent. The chief house whereof was auncientlie called ye Burrowe of Harlakenden, al's yÇ Den of Harlakenden, and is now commonlie called olde Harlakenden. Who married

1. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hardres, of Hardres, in the county of Kent, Esq. and had issue by her, Roger, Richard, Thomas, and Mabell.

2. Elizabeth Bletchenden.

3. Jane Kelton widdowe, daughter of Sir Tho. Joceliue knight.

4. Anne Dewhnrst widdowe, daughter of (blank), and had no issue by any of these.

He died ye xxi day of Jamiarie, A¡. D'ni 1602 et anno RT Elizabeths Xlv." Above the monument is the following shield of arms : Quarterly, 1. Harlakenden. 2. Gu. three chevronels and a bordure ar. Willis. 3. Or, three crosslets fitchy gu. Londenoys. 4. Gu. a lion rampant or within a bordure vert, charged with eight escallops of the second, Oxen- bridge. Helmet, mantling, and crest.

When this monument was repaired (in 1729, see Androwes M. I. hereafter) the name of Richard was erroneously substituted for Roger. This Roger I conjecture was a lawyer, and if so the arms of Hurlakenden which Philpot saw in an tipper window of Gray's Inn Hall may be assigned to him.

Richard Harlakenden, who died in 1631. On the west wall of the chancel is a white marble tablet to the memory of two of his daughters. It is inscribed as under :

"Here by lyeth Jane yÇ 3, and Mabell ye 7 daught" of Richard Harlakenden, Esq. and Margaret his wife ; this memorial] was erected Maij 9, 1614."

Richard Harlakenden, eldest son of the above Richard. In Richard Baxter's" Certainty of the World of Spirits fully evinced," 1691, are two ghost stories, communicated by the Rev. Thomas Woodcock, on this gentleman's authority, as follows :

"Mr. Harlakenden, who lived at Colne Priory in Essex, formerly the house of the Earls of Oxford. Off from the house was a tombhouse, with a chamber over it: his butler, Robert Cross, and William his coachman, used to lie in that room. At two of the clock in the morning there was always the sound of a great bell tolling. They affirming it so, Mr. Harlakenden slept in the evening, so as to be awaked at one of the clock, and lay between his two servants, to satisfie himself. At two of the clock comes the usual sound of a great bell tolling, which put him into a fright and sweat, so as he jogg'd his servants ; who awaking, said, ' Hark ! Tom is at his sport.' It revived him to hear them speak. Upon a particular occasion, Mr. Thomas Shepheard (who after went to New England) with some other ministers and good people, spent a night in prayer, and had some respect to the place, serving God, to cast out the devil; and from that time never was any such noise heard in the chamber. Thie I had from Mr. Harlakenden's own mouth; and his servants, ear-witnesses, when I was upon the place." Mr. Woodcocke recounts another story of a Colchester man haunted by the devil in the shape of a black dog, a fly, flea, or other visible shape, on the authority of Mr. Harlakenden ; proving either the gross superstition of the latter, or his skill in practising on the credulity of the worthy minister.

The story of the bell may have originated from that which was used to awaken the Nuns to their midnight devotions.

Roger Harlakenden, second son of the above Richard.-In " New- England's Rarities," &c. by John Josselyn, gent. 1672, p. 1O7, he is said to be a magistrate, and leader of the Massachusets military forces and in " An account x>f two voyages to New England," by the same author, 1674', he is mentioned three times. " 1635, Sir Henry Vane junior, arrived in New England, Mr. Richard Saltingstal, Sir Richard Saltingstal's son, Mr. Roger Harlackenden, and Hugh Peters." p. 256. " 1C36, Sir Henry Vane junior, Governore of the Massachusets Colony ; John Winthorp, Esq. Deputy Governouf; Mr. Roger Harlakenden, Leader of their military Forces." ibid. " 1644, Mr. Roger Harlackenden dyed about this time." p. 262. He is said, in Mr. Carwardiue's foolscap pedigree, to have married as in the table, but iu the pedigree of Bosvile of Gunthwaite, in Hunter's South Yorkshire, ii. 346, his name does not appear. Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel Godfrey Bosvile, is there given as wife of Herbert Pelham, of Fewer, co. Essex, Esq. On 18 Aug. 1634, was buried at Earl's Colne, " Emelen, wife of Roger Harlakenden, Gent."

Daniel and Mary Androwes.-On the south wall of the chancel of Earl's Colne church is a plain white marble tablet, inscribed as follows :

"The adjoining monum1 of the Harlakendens repaired, and the inscription made perfect (from the Books of the Heralds' office, wherein the Inscription was entered at a Visitation before it had suffered any decay), at the charge of Mary Androwes, relict of Daniel Androwes, of Low Layton, in the county of Essex, Esq.

"In pious memory of that ancient family, of which she is the only child of the last heir male. Sept. the 30th, anno D'ni 1729.

"Underneath interr'd lye the remains of Daniel Androwes, Esq. who died Janry the 26th, 1681. And of Mary, his relict, who followed him to rest, Octbr. the 26, 1729. After near 48 years widowhood, employed iu a religious and unaffected piety to God; a prudcut care of her children; a frugal managem* of her estate; a constant beneficence to her friends ; a ready usefulness to her neighbours, and an extensive charity to the poor ; adorned w'h knowledge uncommon to her sex, and candour rare among men. This Inscription, added in filial piety by Richard Androwes their surviving son."

Arms in a shield above the inscription. Quarterly of four : Harlakenden, Willis, Londenoys, and Oxenbridge.

Mrs. Smithe Harlakendeu. Her funeral sermon was printed, and is intituled, " The state of the Saints departed God's cordial to comfort the Saints remaining alive. Preached at the Funeral of Mrs. Smythee Harlakenden, wife of William Harlakenden, Esquire, June 28, 1651. By R. J. Pastor of the Church at Earls Colne, in Essex." It was published in London in 1652, by Christopher Meredith, at the Crane in St. Paul's Churchyard." R. J. is Ralph Josselin.

Richard Harlakenden, M D.-For his settlement in Cambridge, see Coll. of the Massach. Hist. Soc. 1801. vii. p. 10.

Mr. Williamson appears to have been a clergyman. See " A Comfortable Meditation of Humane Frailtie, and Divine Mercie : in two Sermons upon Psalme clxvi. 4, and Psalme li. 17- The one chiefly occasioned by the death of Katharine, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Harlakenden of Earles-Cone in Essex." Lond. 1C30. The preface, dated " Beckingham in Lincoln, June 1C, 1G30," is addressed "To the Worshipful Mr. Thomas Harlakenden his loving father," and signed " Your very loving sonn Thomas Williamson."


(From a MS. in the possession of Mr. Carwardine.)

28 July, 12 Car. If. R. H. makes a settlemt of his estate to his grantlaiir Mary, and his daur* Margt Eldred and Eliz. Harlakenden.

26 June 1051. Mrs. Harlakenden died ; ye 28, Mrs. Smytha Har. buried, 4 Justices wch had each bur'd a wife carried her to ye grave, 2 Thess. iv. 13.18.

5 Oct. 1651. Preachd before Ld Mayor by order at St. Paul's, Luke 21. v. 28.

Roger Har. ob. in New England 1637, or thereabts.

Aug. 14, 1656. Mr. Har. sold his Hops for 790 Ib.

Mar. 4, 1657. Mrs. Mabell funeral sermon, Phill. 1. 23.

Nov. 17. Margt Harlackenden 1C57 laid out 120 at London abt wedding clothes, father angry. Dec. 15, married J. Eldred.

Apr. 22, 1658. Eliz. Har. buried, ob. 21.

1658. E. O. writ of for Merdon agst H.

Aug. 22, 1658. Mrs. Eliz. Har. sick of ye measles.

Sept. 1658. Wheat in Bedfordshire IK p. b'., at Colne 7*. owing to mildew.

1658, R. Harlakenden, ju. ob. 11 weeks old.

19 Jun. 1658. R. H. ju. wife and child went to London, R. 11. ju. ob. at

Worcester March 1659.

His body embalmd (his bowells buried at Kemsey) buried at Colne AprillyeS,


2C Aug. 1660. Dr. Pullem, now an ArchBp, (?) being to remove from us, greatfeastings, wch are vain tainting things.

1660. R. H. ill. 1662, very ill.

Mrs. Harlakenden married Collier 1661.

18 Mar. 1674. Wra. Har.ob.

10 July 1675. Mrs. Collier married to Capt. Brag, gave Josselyn 10 pieces ofold gold.

4 Sep. 1677. Mr. Har. ob. buried 17.

Nov. 29, 1678. Mrs. Har. ob. at Oliver's, Dec. 10 buried at Coin.

26 Dec. 1679. Buried Major Bowes at Bromley.

Priary Lodge. G. S. S.



(1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ¨, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of December 1, 2010, Batch No.: C043361, Dates: 1560 - 1693, Source Call No.: 0857071, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6909001, Type: Film, Sheet: 00: See also





Christening: 01 OCT 1611  Earls Colne, Essex, England





(2) The following information is extracted from a pedigree of the Harlakenden family, prepared by Isaac J. Greenwood, which appears in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 15 (October 1861), pp. 327-329:


RICHARD HARLAKENDEN, of Staples-Inn, b. ab. 1565; m. Margaret, dau. of Edward Hubbart (Hobart) of Stanstead-Monfichet, and had four sons and seven daughters; he died, 24 Aug. 1631, and his widow being considered a lunatic the majority of the property was divided between the two surviving sons, Richard and Roger.


1. JANE, the 3d dau., b. _____; m. 17 March, 1617, Hen. Clench, Gent.


2. RICHARD, b. in 1602; married twice, — 1st w. Alice, dau. of Sir Henry Mildmay, Knt., by who he had an only son, Richard; 2d w. Mary, dau. of Sir Edward Denny, Knt., of Bishop's Sortford, co. Herts., by whom he had three daughters. He was buried 22 Jan. 1691-2, being 89 years of age. His son —


1. RICHARD, b. _____; m. Mary, dau. of Christopher Meredith, Gent., of London, and had an only dau. MARY, b. 22 Nov. 1653; m. 16 May, 1672, Daniel Androwes of London and Low-Leyton, co. Essex, who d. 26 Jan. 1680-1, having a posthumous son, RICHARD, who d.s.p. in October, 1730.


2. MARGARET, bap. 11 June, 1635; m. John Eldred, Esq., of Olivers, counsellor-at-law.


3. MARY, b. 11 Nov. 1636; ob. single.


4. ELIZABETH, b. _____; m. Thomas Bowes, Esq., of Great Bromley.


3. ANNE, bap. 21 May, 1610; m. 2 Sept. 1629, John Eden of Ballingdon, co. Essex.


4. GEORGE, b. _____; buried 6 June 1610.


5. ROGER HARLAKENDEN, bap. 1 Oct. 1611; owned Colne Park, and other estates, in co. Essex. His first wife, Emlin, was buried at Earl's Colne, 18 Aug. 1634; he m. again, 4 June, 1635, Elizabeth, dau. of Godfrey Bosseville (Boseveile) of Gunthwayte, co. York, Esq., — she was then 18 years of age. He embarked at London in the Defence, (Thom. Bostocke, Mr.,) 10 Aug. 1635, for New England, and arrived early in October, accompanied by his wife and sister Mable, and also several male and female servants; some of his male attendants, however, had evidently shipped themselves as such in order to deceive the government officials, as we find them in the next year with the prefix of respect in the colony. Roger settled at Newtown, (Cambridge,) Mass., where he purchased lands of Thomas Dudley, Esq., and became a freeman 3 March 1635-6. On the 25th of May, 1636, he was chosen as Assistant, and so continued until his death, at the same time he was appointed a magistrate for Newtown, and on the 13th of December of the same year he received the post of Lieut. Col. in Col. John Haynes' Regiment, comprising the militia of Charlestown, Newtown, Watertown, Concord and Dedham. He was one of the committee appointed, 20 Nov. 1637, "to take order for a College at Newtown," but he died during the succeeding year, 17 Nov. 1638, of small pox, leaving two children. His will, written previous to the birth of his second daughter, (Sept. 1638,) appoints as executors his wife Elizabeth, his brother Richard of England, his brother-in-law John Haynes, and John Bridge of Cambridge, Mass. His lands in Essex, Eng., were left in the hands of Godfrey Boseveile, Richard Harlackenden, Henry Darby and Nath'l Bacon, Esqrs., as feoffees, giving them full power and authority to make sale of them if they should deem it fit for the better performance of his will: they were sold soon after to Sir John Jacob, Knt. Legacies were left to each of his own and natural sisters, to the children of his sister Nevile, to his cousin Sarah, to John Bridge, Anna and Mary maid servants, and to Gowldinge and Thomas Prentice. His widow, Elizabeth, subsequently m. Herbert Pelham, Esq., the first treasurer of Harvard College, (1643 to '50.) Pelham owned lands at Sudbury, Mass., as early as 1639, but returned in 1650 to England, where, according to Allen's Am. Biog., he died in 1676. The children of Roger Harlakenden were —


1. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 1636.


2. MARGARET, b. Sept. 1638.


6. MABELL, the 7th dau., b. 1614, left England for the Mass. Col. with her brother Roger in 1635, being then 21 years of age. During the succeeding year, probably, she became the second wife of John Haynes, Esq., of Cambridge, Mass., (originally of Copford Hall, Essex,) who removed in 1637 to Hartford, Conn., became the first Gov. of that Colony, and died 1 March, 1654, leaving issue. — (Savage's Gen. Dic.)


7. GEORGE, bap. 15 June, 1616, and d. prob. s.p.


(3) Last Will and Testament of Roger Harlakenden, as set forth in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 2 (April 1848), pp. 181-183:

In the name of God Amen I Roger Harlackenden late of Erlescolne in the Countye of Essex in the Realme of England gent now of Newtowne in the Mattachusetts Bay in America doe make & ordeyne this my last will & Testament in maner & forme folowinge. I give & bequeath all that my landes & tenements wth the appurtenances commonly called Colne Parke or the little lodge now in the tenure of _____ March Thomas Hales and the widdowe Waford together wth one pcell of meadowe called Hunwickes medowe lyinge in Erlescolne or elsewhere in the Countye of Essex into the hands of Godfrey Bosveile Richard Harlakenden Henerye Darbey Nathaniell Bacon Esqes to such uses as are hereafter limited & expressed, My Will & meaninge is that my sayd ffeoffees aforenamed shall have full power & Awthoritye to make sale of my aforesaid lands if they shall thinke fitt for the better performance of this my will I give & bequeath all that my land wth the appurtenances abovesaid to my eldest sonne & his heires for ever if I shall have such issue by Elizabeth my now wife lawfully begotten of my bodye comminge (in case my lands beforesaid be not sowld) Provided all wayes that my sayd sonne pay yearlye at Michaeltide and our Ladye dayes, or one fornight after to Elizabeth my wife fortye pownds p anum duringe the time of hir naturall life at twentye powds the halfe yeare, to begyn at the first of the sayd dayes wch shall happen next after my decease, & for to continue duringe the terme, And if it shall happen that the said rent in part or in whole, shal be behind & unpayd, at the dayes menconed then it shal be lawfull for my wife to distreine or to enter vpon the land while such moneys be payed, ffurther my mind & will is that my sayd sonne shall pay to my daughter, Elizabeth (if she be then living) the some of three hundred pownds of lawfull mony to be payd wthin six monthes after my decease, for the performance, thereof I bind my said lands &c. neverthelesse in case my land be sowld, then my will is that the monye wch shal be received for the same, shal be destributed accordinge to the uses formerly expressed Morovver my will is if I have noe issue male lawfully begotten then I give to my Daughter Elizabeth all that my land abouesaid performinge the conditions before menconed. ffurthermore, if I shall have another daughter then I give to the said daughter five hundred pownds of lawfull moneye of England, to be payde by my daughter Elizabeth unto hir one yeare after my decease for the true performance thereof I bind my sayd lands, but in case she should dye before the monye is due, then my daughter Elizabeth shall not be bound to pay the same. I give to Elizabeth my wife all that my howse & lands latlye purchased of Thomas Dudlye Esqr in Newtowne in the Massachusetts Baye in America or elsewhere wth my farme to hir & hir heires forever. And also I give my saide wife fortye pownds per Ann to be payd as aforesaide out of my lands. In like manner I give to my wife the one halfe of all my goods and chattles & all my lands about the Towne wth the interest in all the commons. Also I give to my naturall sisters now livinge to the children of my Sister Nevile each of my sisters livinge five pownds and five pownds to my sister Neviles children I give to Mr. Shephard our Pastor fortye pownds and to our Elders that wch is in theire hands, and to the pore brethren of our Congregation twentye pownds to be ordred by Mr Shephard, to the librarye ten pownds & all my books wch are not usefull for my wife. Also I give to my Cosin Sarah five pownds to be payd wthin one yeare after my decease. Also I give to John Bridge 5:10 to Anna my mayde servant fortye shillings to Mary my mayd thirtye shillings, to Gowldinge & Thomas Prentise thirtye shillings each to them. All other my lands & goods unbequeathed I give to my Executors towards the payment of my debts & legacyes & if it shall not be sufficient to pay my sayd debts then I binde my said land in Essex for the true performance thereof & I doe constitute, & ordeine my brother Richard Harlakenden Esqr & my brother John Haynes Executors of this my last will & Testament. And I doe further constitute my welbeloved wife & John Bridge to be Executors of this my last will & Testament equally to be joyned wth them.


A Seale



John Haynes

Thomas Shepheard

John Moore

Hewett Family

Thomas Hewett was husband of Elizabeth, the brother of William Hewett (1496-1567) and father to Henry, William and Bridget

Will of Thomas Hewett, Clothworker died 1575

10 Oct. 1575. Thomas Hewett, citizen and clothworker, of London. 
To be buried in the parryshe churche of S. Clemente, where I am a paryshioner. 
To Sr Thomas Hospitall in Sowthwarcke five poundes, to be paide within three months next after my decease . 
To the poore prisoners remayninge within the prisonnes of Newgate, Ludgate, the twoe compters in London, the Marshalsey, the Kinges benche, and the White Lyon, to the prisoners in every of the saide howses twentie shillinges. 
To the poore of the handiecrafte of cloathworkers tenne powndes. 
To foure and twentie poore men to every of them one gowne, newe cullor, of six shillinges a yarde, wherof six of the saide poore men to be of the parrishe where I dwell, and the reste to be of the poore handie crafte of cloath workers. 
To the poore of the parrishe of Wales, in the Countie of Yorke, where I was borne, five powndes, to be payde by twentie shillinges a yarre. 
To my worshipfull and lovinge frendes and cosens, 
Mr Edward Osborne and Anne his wife, to eyther of them a ringe of goulde, price thre powndes, and to my godsonne Hewett Osborne five powndes. 
To my cosyn Willyam Hewett, cloathworker, a rynge of goulde, price fortie shillinges, and to my cosinne his wife a rynge, price thirtie shillinges 
To my cosyn Nycholas Hewett, cloathworker, a ringe of golde, price fortie shillinges, and to my cosyn his wife a rynge, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my cosyn Randall Symes a rynge of goulde, price fortie shillinges, and to his wife a ringe of goulde, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my tennaunte John Baynes a yarde and an halfe of pewke to make hym a coate, price twelve shillinges the yarde, and to his wife two yardes and a quarter of pewke, price twelve shillinges the yarde. 
To my cosyn Rycharde Symes, of Welforde, a yarde and an halfe of pewke, price twelve shillinges a yarde. 
To my sonne in lawe, John Hawkes, draper, ten powndes. 
To Rychard Foster, cloathworker, foure yardes pewke to make hym a gowne, price the yarde thirtene shillinges foure pence. 
To Willyam Dawkes, my apprentice, uppon condicon that he give a true accompte to my sonne Henry Hewett of all such thinges that he hath in chardge, to serve with hym the reste of his yeares, twentie powndes. 
To Robert Bate, my apprentice, a gowne and a coate of pewke, price twelve shillinges the yarde, and fortie shillinges. 
To Henry Parker, my apprentice, twentie shillinges, and a coate and a cloake, price nyne shillinges the yarde. 
To every mayde servaunte beinge in my house the day of my decease two yardes quarter of cloathe, price nyne shillinges the yarde. 
To the good wife Coekes twentie shillinges a yeare duringe her life, to be paide quarterlie five shillinges, and further I will that if she remaine with my wife or with my sonne that she shall have all necessarie and nedefull apparell to her bodie frelye. 
To Thomas White, my apprentice, so that he searve out his yeares of apprenticehodd with my sonne Henry, tenne powndes. 
To my cosyn George Monnox, gent., a ringe, price thirtie shillinges, and to his wife a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To Mr Anthony Bridges, of Ham, a ringe, price thirtie shillinges, and to his wife a rynge, price xxx s. 
To Thomas Bridges, my godsonne, fortie shillinges to buy hym bookes. 
To Mr John Lute, cloathworker, a ringe, price fortie shillinges. 
To my cosyn Sturdevaunt, swordbearer, of London, a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To Mr Lewsey a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my cosyn Dummer a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my cosyn Sandforde a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To Mr Wegges, draper, a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my sonne in lawe, Rycharde Staper and his wife, to eyther of them a blacke gowne, and to hym a ringe, price fortie shillinges, and to his wife a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my sonne Henry Hewett foure yardes fyne pewke and a rynge, price fortie shillinges, and likewise to my sonne William Hewett foure yardes fine pewke and a ringe, price fortie shillinges. 
To Henry Clyderowe foure yardes pewke and a ringe, price fortie shillinges. 
To my daughter Bridgett Hewett a blacke gowne and fortie shillinges to make a ringe. 
To Mr Rycharde Raynolde, draper, a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To Roberte Dove, marchaunt taylor, a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To Margarett Felde, my maide, twentie shillinges. 
To Mighell Hawkins, cloathworker, twentie shillinges. 
To the Mr wardens and company of cloathworkers towardes the bringing the house out of debt tenne poundes, and more for theire paines cominge to my buriall, towardes a dyner, six poundes thirtene shillinges foure pence. 
To Thomas Hewett, wyerdrawer, thirtie shillinges. 
To Nycholas Hewett, scryvenor, twentie shillinges. 
To the poore of the parryshe of St Clementes tenne poundes, in five yeares, yerlie fortie shillinges. 
To the poor of St.Martins Orgar fortie shillinges, of St. Mighelles in Croked lane twentie shillinges, of St Mary Abchurch twentie shillinges, of St Lawrence Pountney twentie shillinges. 
And as concerninge the house that I nowe dwell in, I will my howse with shoppe, celler, solers to my welbeloved wife Elizabeth duringe her life, and after her decease to Henry Hewett, my sonne and heire apparaunte, and to his heires for ever. ad I give to Elizabeth my wife my manner or graunge Sherox (Shireoaks), in the countie of Nottingham or Yorke, in the tenure of John Raines and others duringe her life, and after her decease to the saide Henrye. 
To Vincent Hamcottes and his wife, unto eyther of them a ringe, price thirtie shilages. 
To Anthoine Bate, my sonne Henry apprentice, upon condition that he serve his Mr trewlie, thre powndes. 
to my cosyn John Wyghtes wife thirtie shillinges. 
To Jasper Wraye fortie shillinges. 
To Mrs Wraye, of Edmund--n, twoe yardes pewke, price thirtene shillinges fourpeence, 
and to Thomas Wray her sonne a coate cloth, price seven shillinges the yarde. 
To John Browne and his wife six yardes quarter of pewke, to make hym and his wife yther of them a blacke gowne. 
To my daughter Staper s cure children nowe lyvinge, to everie of them twentie powndes, to be paide the daye of theire marriages or ages of one and twentie yeares. 
To Willyam Saye, of Yknam, a ringe, price thirtie shillinges, and to my cosyn Robert Saye, his eldeste sonne, thirtie shillinges. 
To Mr Edmunde Burton a ringe, price thirtie shillinges. 
To my very frend ? eVlr Boswell, of the Courte of Wardes, a ringe, price fortie shillinges, desiringe hym to be as frendlie to my sonne Henry as he alwaies hath bene to me. 
To my sonne Willyam Hewett one hundred powndes over his porcon. 
To my wife Elizabeth as much cloath as shall make her two cassockes Ind a kirtle, the one to be of thirtie shillinges a yarde and the other of twentie, and a ringe of goulde, price thre powndes. 
To Christes hospitall tenne poundes. 
I make my deare and welbeloved frende and cosyn, Mr Edwarde Osborne, alderman, and Henry Hewett my sonne, my executors, and I give Mr. Edwarde Osborne twentie poundes, and I make my lovinge frendes, Willyam Dummer and John Browne, overseers, and I give to every of them six poundes, thirten shillinges, and foure pence. 
The reste of my goodes I give to my sonne Henry Hewett.

All Families

From Vickie Elam White in 1999:

Sir Thomas STANLEY of Albury, Hertford wrote his will on 26 Feb 1605. It was proven on 13 May 1607. The will mentions his wife Mary, his wife's mother Mistress BURTON, and Dyonis SIMS, his wife's kinswoman, and his brother Richard STANLEY. It also mentions his house "without Temple Bar near London" and lands in Sussex. It doesn't mention children that he had, either by Mary ____ or by a previous wife. [NEHGR 48:124] Was Mary his only wife?

Dame Mary STANLEY was still living in 1622 because her son, Edward SCROGGS, mentioned her in his will that year. She had remarried to John SMYTHE, Esq. but still went by the name of her more prominent husband, STANLEY [NEHGR 48:124].

Thomas MAN, a clothier of London, wrote his will on 7 Feb 1624. It was proven on 16 Jun 1625. His will mentions his late wife's sister, Lady STANLEY, his son-in-law Randoll SIMMES, and Sara SIMS, daughter of his late wife. Was Randoll/Raldolph his stepson or truly his son-in-law? Sara SIMS was unmarried and living in MAN's household at the time, although evidently she was bethrothed to MAN's son, Jonas. [NEHGR 49:486] (from the FFA: Bethrothal was a formal contract of engagement considered as binding, and a divorce was necessary to terminate a betrothal. Betrothed couples were regarded legally as husband and wife – even before their wedding and physical union.)

Can anyone help me identify this Sir Thomas STANLEY, his wife, and his sister-in-law who married Thomas MAN? Were these women born BURTONs? Or had their mother Dyonis been married before?

I have since read that the marriage of Edmund BURTON and Dyonis KNIGHTON took place in Bayford, Hertford on 16 Sep 1549 [per Batch M072142 of the IGI]. Also, the will of Edmund BURTON of London, written 10 Apr 1577 and proven 23 Apr 1577, mentions his father-in-law John KNIGHTON, Mary SYMES "my daughter's daughter", and one of the witnesses was Randolph SYMES [NEHGR 50:528 (October 1896)].

The will of Edmund BURTON of London (son of the above Edmund?] was written 7 Jan 1605 and proven 7 Feb 1607. He mentions lands in Hadham, Hertford. One of the witnesses was Randall SYMES. [NEHGR 50:528 (October 1896)].

This was definitely the same family.

A Randall (or Randolph) SYMES lived in St. Lawrence Pountney, London. He died by Nov 1599. His minor children Randall, Dorothy and Elizabeth are mentioned in probate records [NEHGR 49:486 (October 1895)]. Church records indicate that he had 11 children baptized between 1574 and 1592, so perhaps other probate records may mention them. Randall/Randolph's wife was Ann BURTON, daughter of Edmund BURTON and Dyonis KNIGHTON. Ann was named in the will of John SCROGGES of Patmer Hall, Albury, Hertford (this will also names his mother-in-law, Dyonis BURTON, who was to be guardian to his 1 yr. old son, Edward SCROGGES, future father-in-law of William HARLAKENDEN). The church of St. Lawrence Pountney in London no longer exists.

Edmund BURTON's will mentions his "small children" but only his eldest son Humphry BURTON is mentioned by name. But we now know that he had a daughter Mary who m 1) John SCROGGES m 2) Sir Thomas STANLEY m 3) John SMYTHE, Esq. and Ann who m 1) Randall/Randolph SYMES m 2) Thomas MAN. (The Randall SYMES mentioned in Thomas MAN's will was indeed his step-son). Who were BURTON's other children?

Randall/Randolph SYMES may have been related to Thomas HEWETT of London, and he may have had a brother named Richard. HEWETT's will was written 10 Oct 1575 and proven on 19 Jun 1576. He mentions his cousins [nephews?] Randall and Richard SYMES. He also mentions Mr. Edmund BURTON [NEHGR 48:126 (January 1894)].

Was Randall/Randolph's father also named Randall/Randolph? The will of John DAVENANT "the elder" of London was written on 18 Jul 1595 and proven on 6 Nov 1596. He names his brother-in-law Randall SYMES and "my sister his wife." [NEHGR 49:485 (October 1895)]. (from the FFA: John Davenant contracted syphilis and retreated from London to his distant kinsfolk in Sible Hedingham, Essex, before he died in 1596. There was a blood relationship between the Davenants of London, Oxford, and Sible Hedingham). See ÒExtracts from the Will of John Davenant, Senior, 1596 from ShakespeareÕs Sonnet Story.

Or do we have several men by the same name floating around at the same time?

Can anyone tell me more about Edmund BURTON, John KNIGHTON, Sir Thomas STANLEY, Mary (BURTON) (SCROGGES) (STANLEY) SMYTHE, Randall/Randolph SYMES, Ann (BURTON) (SYMES) MAN, etc.?

Any input is welcome. Vickie Elam White,


[1] Genealogical Gleanings in England, Volume 1, by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, 1901, 852 pages, can be viewed online at 

[2] Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Bishop of London, Volume 25, Part 1, by Joseph Lemuel Chester and Sir George John Armytage, London, website:

[3] Fred, email:

[4] Tom, email: