Hatfield Peverel is about 6 miles northeast of Chelmsford.
Lawrence White appears to be a cousin of John Pease. Julie notes: "This one
I like the best, because I think with some thinking and plotting, we could actually
come up with some connections."
In the will of AGNES PAYNE of Hatfield Peverel widow, 31 Jan. 1571/2, Richard
PEASE of "Muden" [Mowden] Hall [in Hatfield Peverel] is made
A JOHN PEASE was a witness to the will of JOHN JUGE of Great Baddow,
28 March 1571.
LAWRENCE WHITE of Great Baddow glover, 10 Dec. 1571. To the poor of Great Baddow
40s., of Springfield 10s. and of Chelmsford 5s. To William GINKINSON 5s., old FLECHER
5s., my godson Lawrence WOODLYE 10s., Richard GRETER 12d., Joan INGROME my goddaughter
12d., and my kinsman John COLLETT alias DEAVENISHE 10s. To John WHIGHT my brother
100 of sheep's leather, all my lambs' leather, and a pair of my best sheets. To
Nicholas EVESGATE my servant 40s. and all my leather and skins that I have in the
pits to work. To my prentices William CATHWRAYLE 40s. and William HARKEWOOD 20s.
To Joan WEBBE my sister my old kitchen that I bought of Thomas OUGHAN, she agreeing
with the lord [of the manor] and having his favour to take it [out] of the ground,
and my best coverlet. To my sister Margery SKYNNER an old angel of 10s. To Joan
HARRIES, my sister's daughter, 2 of my best platters and a pair of sheets. To Robert
STURGEON my landlord for goodwill with the rent that I owe him, to be set off in
that sum 20s. To Ralph SOLME my colt that is with him. To William EVES 5s. of the
10s. he oweth me. To John LANCHESHYRE the 8s. that he oweth me that I should have
his meadow for in Baddow Mead. To Thomas WHITE my brother the bargain of my houses
and lands that I bought of Thomas OWGHAN except the kitchen before excepted and
the £10 which I have paid in part payment to him to surrender it to Thomas. To him
the debt which "Aberencke" PAGE of Suffolk doth owe me for wool, except
3s. 4d. which I give to him, also the money which my brother William WHITE doth
owe me which is £3 towards the payment of the said purchase. To John COOKE my landlord
a dozen of sheep's leather for doublets. To Anne BEADES widow 10s. To Lawrence WEBBE
my godson 20s., James SPILLMAN my uncle 10s. and my aunt TANNER 10s. To Agnes DORYVALL
my kinswoman my joined bedsteadle and the featherbed that I lie on. To my brother
William the wheat growing on my land at Springfield called Paynes. My cousin John
DEAVNISHE shall have the keeping of the bed and bedsteadle until Agnes is 18; if
she decease before, to Lawrence my godson. to my landlord John KOOKE's children
3s. 4d. apiece. To Margaret TENDARINGE a pair of sheets, 2 kettles. To Richard TENDERINGE
5s., my cousin John PEASE's children 10s. apiece, goodman John
HYLES' children 12d. apiece, my landlord Robert STURGEN's two children 2s. and Richard
WATSONNE 12d. To my neighbour John BALARD 3s. 4d. and my old cloak. The residue
of my goods to John PEASE, my kinsman John WHITE, my brother and Thomas WHITE my
brother, whom I make my executors. To William WEBBE and Hester WEBBE, my sister's
children, 2 pewter platters apiece. To Nicholas EVESGATE my servant the bargain
of "weare" [ware?] that I have bought of my butchers until Shrovetide.
I ordain John HILLS my overseer and for his pains 10s. To my aunt Anne PEASE 40s.
Witnesses: Robert STURGEN, John COOKE, Richard WATSONNE, Nicholas EVESGATE. [No