John Davy


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Katherine Bankes

John Davy 2

  • Marriage: Katherine Bankes
  • Died: 1649

bullet   Another name for John was Davie.


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John Davy of Maidstone, Kent, gentleman, 29 May 1648, proved 19 June 1649.
To be buried in Maidstone church as near to my dear wife as I can conveniently be laid, and some small monument of remembrance to be made and set up for us both and our children in some place of that aisle or church where we are buried or in some other convenient place. Reference to wife's former husband. Houses, lands &c. in East malling in Kent, in Wooldham, in Upchurch and in Yealding. My daughter Mary Wall and her issue. My daughter Elizabeth Andrewes and her issue. The sons of my eldest brother Simon Davy deceased, whose names are Robert, John, Edmond, Richard. The sons of Simon Davye deceased, son of my said brother Simon. Henry Davye the only son of Henry Davye, my second brother deceased. Lands &c. in Aldington and Hearst and in Marden, Kent, the latter purchased of John Maplesden and William Eppes. Provision made for a schoolmaster and usher in the free school of Maidstone. My son in law John Wall. My son in law Mr. Nathaniel Andrewes or his father. My sister in law Mrs. Katherine Anguish, formerly wife unto my eldest brother Mr. Simon Davy. The sons and daughters she had by my brother Simon. Those that I mean are Robert Davy eldest son of his father, Simon Davy, his second son deceased, or to his son or children, John Davy his third son if he be living in Virginia, Edmond Davy his fourth son and Richard Davy his fifth and youngest son; and to Elizabeth Bussey, or called by any other name if she be married, being his eldest daughter, and Katherine Gosline his second daughter, and Mary Mingay his third daughter and Susan Swanson his fourth and youngest daughter. Henry Davy only son of Henry Davy my brother, and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard his sister. I do give unto my mother in law Mrs. Mary Bankes ten pounds to buy her mourning to wear for me, and to every one of her sons and sons in law and to every one of her daughters and daughters in law ten pounds apiece to buy them mourning to wear for me. I mean my brother Caleb Banckes, John Banckes, Thomas Read and their wives, my sister Andrewes, sister Grigbie, sister Lydia Bankes, sister Wickes, sister Caleb Banckes and sister John Banckes. I do give to my aunt Fisher five pounds to buy her a gown. To my cousin Paddy forty shillings. To my cousin Harbert forty shillings. My ancient good friend Guy Wood. My worthy good friend Mr. Sergeant Clarke of Rochester. Mr. Wilson my good friend and worthy minister. Others, friends and servants. To the poor of Maidstone ten pounds. To my ancient Collegiate friend Mr. Robert Cresswell the elder five pounds as a token of my love to him and as a remembrance of me.
Proved by the oaths of Mary Wall and Elizabeth Andrewes daughters of the deceased and executrices named in the will.


John married Katherine Bankes, daughter of John Bankes and Mary Fisher. (Katherine Bankes was born in 1603 in Maidstone, Kent, England and died about 1648.)

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