Caleb Bankes 2
- Born: Abt 1560, Ashford, Kent, England
- Marriage: Margaret Epps before 1587
- Died: Abt Mar 1597-1598, Ashford, Kent, England about age 37
Will of Caleb Bankes:
Caleb Banks of Ashitifforde, Kent, 12 March 1597, proved 24 March 1597.
To the poor of Asheforde forty shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. To the mending of highways between Barrowhill and Ripton stile twenty shillings. Small bequests to every child of Griffin Fox, to Nicholas Sharpe of Asheforde and to every one of Dennis Master's children. To my fellow soldiers at the day of my burial twenty shillings. Item, I give to my brother Epps and my sister and to my brother Bankes and my sister Bankes and to my mother and to my Aunte Goldsmith and to my brother Fisher and to my sister and to Richard Barrowe of Baughton, to Mr. John Edolphe, Mr. Edward Hall and to Nicholas Gourney and to my cousin Edward Maplesden of Maidstone and his wife and to my aunt Allard and to Mr. Martin Lether of London and his wife, to my sister Thurston and to my brother Daniell and Margaret Thurston, to every of these I give a ring of gold of the price of six shillings eight pence. I will that my wife shall perform all such matters as I have "bin" put in trust withal towards my sister Thurston and her children concerning the will of Alexander Thurston deceased. I will that Margaret my wife shall receive all debts due unto me with as much speed as my be, to the end that she may pay all my debts, as I hope she will be careful of. I will that she shall receive the profits of my part of all the hop grounds which I have of Mr. Ellis, during the term of five years which I have, with all my hops which I have lying in London. I give unto my cousin John Epps the younger my little roan nagg. John Hall my servant. Five shillings apiece to four of my workmen in the hop gardens, that is, to Stone, Price, Lord and Symonds. Katherin Pollord and Elizabeth Christen my servants. To John Padinall my kinsman ten pounds, to be paid him at the age of one and twenty years. Browninge and John my plowmen and Roger Pollord. I will and bequeath the custodie and bringing up of my daughter Lidda, with her portion, to Mr. Martin Lether of London if he will accept of her till she comes to the age of sixteen years; and for the rest of my children I will my wife shall have the custody and bringing up of them, with their portion, till they come to eighteen years or the days of their marriage. I make Margaret, my wife, sole executrix. Concerning my lands and tenements I will and bequeath all my lands and tenements, freehold and copyhold, unto Margaret my wife until John my son shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years, provided always that she shall allow him four pounds every quarter for the first six years and for the residue of time five pounds every quarter and that she see him forwarded and brought up in good learning; and after that he shall come to the age of one and twenty years I will and bequeath all my lands and tenements whatsoever unto John my son and to his heirs forever, provided that if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten before his age of one and twenty years then I will all my lands &c. unto Margaret my wife during the term of her natural life, and after her decease I will unto my brother John Bankes the house wherein I now dwell with the appurtenances, to him and his heirs forever, and the tenement wherein Edward Dunkin now dwelleth, with the malt house, closes and gardens appertaining, to my brother Daniell Bankes &c.
Among the witnesses were John Epes and John Bankes.
Have seen birth place listed as Lancashire County
Caleb married Margaret Epps, daughter of John Eppes and Thomasina Fisher, before 1587. (Margaret Epps died after 1597.)