Sir John Huddlestone 1677

Submitted by: Joyce M Oates
Date: 23 August 2017
Original: 0106203

Archdeacon Will 1677A #117 Andreas will of Sir John Huddlestone, clerk of Andreas, dated 9 March 1676/7, codicil added 28 March 1677: 
Summary:  wife Lettice Baxter (remarried Robert Caesar of Ballahick by 1682), son Thomas (underage), son Charles (underage), 
friends & supervisors of children : Mr Charles Christian & Mr John Barry, with Parson John Harrison to help them, 
also: Catharine Sansbury, Christian Crow, witnesses: John Harrison & Richard Samson & Thomas Cowle & John Lace
Andreas parish register: Sir John Huddlestone, Minster & Curate as well as Rec: to the Archdeacon buried  7 April 1677
Archdeacon Wills: John Huddlestone archdeacon registrar in the 1660s.  He was also mentioned as Sir John 
in various wills from Andreas during the 1650s, 1660s, and 1670s
see: John Huddlestone mentioned ('Sir', 'dear friend') of William Radcliffe will 1668A #85 Andreas
1st wife: Andreas parish register:  Ellin Huddleston  buried  26 Sep 1669  see her Episcopal Will 1669
will of sister in law:  ArW 1661A #37 Lezayre, of Dorothy Garrett alias Rigby, died 13 Dec 1661, age about 24: husband 
William Garrett, only daughter Ann Garrett; father John Garrett, sister Ellin Huddlestone als Rigby is supervisor
last wife: Malew parish register: Mrs Letitia Caesar als Baxter, Ballahick (buried in ye Chancell) buried 4 Nov 1729
Letitia married first to Sir John Huddlestone when he was about 57 and she was about 21, after he stood up for her when 
she was accused of fornication with Mr Edward Fletcher. (see: Archdeacon Wills 1671 Presentment Michael, regarding Mr 
Edward Fletcher scandalizing Mrs Lettice Baxter (a single woman)). They had four children: John (died 1674), Thomas born 
1673, John born 1675, and  Charles born about 1677.  Soon after Sir John died, she remarried to Robert Caesar by 1682, 
and had 7 children by him.  
see: ArW 1672A #43 Andreas will of John Sansbury, died 2 November 1672, wife Joney Corlett died April 1670, see ArW 1670A 
#87 Andreas: dau Margaret Sansbury (not yet 21 years old, married Daniel Christian by 29 Jan 1677/8), grandson [son of 
Margaret Sansbury and Edward Christian], supervisor: Sir John Huddlestone (his wife Lettice), witness: William Corlett
will of brother: ArW 1665A #048 Braddan, of Lieutenant Thomas Huddleston of Douglas, made 13 Feb 1663/64: wife is alive, 
son Robert; dau Elizabeth; brother in law David Murrey (wife's brother) & Robin Murrey supervisor; brother Sir John 
Huddlestone; father Thomas Huddlestone senior (dead, several creditors still owed his executors/family money); also Sir 
William Huddlestone mentioned 
will of father: ArW 1650A #49 Malew of Thomas Huddlestone, died about 6 April 1650, wife is not mentioned: 
grandson John Huddlestone, 5 children: William, Thomas, John, Jane, and Margaret; also: Sir William Huddleston 
(owes 10£), some 30 people owed him money by bill etc.
father: Malew parish register:  Thomas Huddleston     buried  6 April 1650
see: John Barry brother in law (married to Margaret Huddlestone who died 4 Sep 1675) 
of Captain Mr Thomas Huddlestone of Ballacott will 1674A #01 Malew
will of nephew [father is Major Wm of B'hott]:  ArW 1674A #01 Malew will of Captain Mr Thomas Huddlestone of Ballacott, 
died about 1 November 1674, wife Margaret Litherland (remarried to Governor Henry Nowell esquire in 1675): brother in 
law John Barry (md to Mgt Huddlestone), wife is pregnant, son Thomas, wife Margaret Litherland (she remarried Governor 
Henry Nowell esquire by 30 May 1676), father Major William Huddlestone (dead), mother Elizabeth (dead), sister Jane 
Cannell alias Huddlestone (living in Dublin, married to Edward Cannell, carpenter), brother George (died after parents 
& before August 1675), brother Ferdinand (died after parents & before August 1675), brother Silvester (apprentice of 
John Maddrell in 1675/6, & shoemaker by 8 January 1677/8), brother in law John Moore of Poleroish, Braddan (married 
Catharine Huddlestone who was dead by August 1675), brother Charles Huddlestone, brother John

NOTE: There are wills indicating Sir John was married to two women: Ellin Rigby, who died in 1669, and was probably 
about 34 when she died (will recorded in Episcopal books), and was probably about 20 years younger than Sr John.  
2nd: Lettice Baxter, who was probably about 21 when she married the 57 (about) year old Sir John in about 1672; she 
had 4 children by him, two (Thomas and Charles) are mentioned in Sir John's will. It is likely that Sir John had an 
earlier wife, marrying the first time in his 20s, but I have not yet found any wills supporting this, but there are 
nearly 60 years of Episcopal wills (1600 to 1659) that have not been indexed.  His will of 1677 indicate only two 
children surviving him.  

March 9 - 76 In Dei nom: amen. I John Huddleston Clarke sicke in body but whole in mynd ----[edge] pfect memory praised be Gd make my last will & testamt: as followeth: Inprmis I comitt my body soule to the ptecon of my mornfull f----[edge] & Creatr:, & to Jesus Xt my redeemr & to the holy ghost my Sanctifyer fully----[edge] in the merits of Jesus Xt to bee saved & to have my Dwelling amongst th----[edge] Saints in heaven; It: I leave to the poore a firl: of barley now to be give----[edge] the poore & another firt: at hallowtyde; It: I leave the tuition & bringing up ----[edge] my two children to my deare loving wiffe whom I hope will bee carefull ----[edge] & bring ym up in ye feare of the lord & thefore leave her the 4th pte of my ----[edge] shipe & the othe 3 pts of all the rest of my goods moveable & unmoveable wtsoever to my sons Thomas & Charles Huddleston; It: I leave legasye to Kath: Samsbury a sheep & lambe & to Xtian Crow a lambe; It: I take uppon my conscience yt I have d----[edge] the reverend Achdeacon for all the rents & revenewes these yeares past for ----[edge] yeare 1676 that I have not receaved but what is about --- or there abouts off ----- in my debt ----[edge] of the fraits & pfitts of the yeare is & remaynes in the pishioners hands as by ----[edge] booke appeares wch I take God to being true witnesse in truth, & for wt: is due ----[edge] & the form--, as by my bookes accompts will declare I doe nominate & appoint my ----[edge] & faithfull frends Mr Charles Xtin & Mr Jo: Barry to collect & to receave & to give ----[edge] for the same & doe make ym sole supvisors of my children & all my worldly Go----[edge] not as any way doubting but that they will prove faithfull unto my loving ----[edge] & children to the uttermost of there power & for yt end I leave Mr Charles Xtin ----[edge] yellow oxe & to Jon: Barry the young peckle heffer & if pson Harrison will b----[edge] to assist my sayd supvisors in this concerne for his help & care I leave him ----[edge] muttons; Note yt my supvisors are hereby authorised first to dischardge the Archd----[edge] the remaynder to my Execrs: in true testimony of all & singular the prmis----[edge] my last will I have subscribed my name this 9th of March 1676, ut s----[edge] The interlyneings betwixt ye 9th and 10th ----[edge] witnesse herof Joh Harrison} betwixt ye 13th & 14teen lynes is attested by ye ----[edge] Rich: Samsone A} on oath Tho: Cowle } jurati J Huddleston March 28 - 77tye: I came to see this testator and he will mee to add this Codicill to his will yt if his children dyed under age, yt his wife should have all there goods & his & there next of kinred but only five shillings legasye of there goods & noe more this same addition & codicill he willed before Thomas Cowle & John Lace as also myselfe the date ut supra Joh: Harrison ..} John Lace } jurati pbatum est et solvit Thomas Cowle } The wife is sworn in form of Law The Invent: within 14 dayes sub pena xs[10s] ad usum domi: [next page] [see ArW 1677A #028 Andreas will of Charles Cowle:] May ye 22th 1677 Robt: Kerroush of Carridayle entrs: his claime against ye executrs: of Charles Cowle of KK Andrews deceased for ye summ of three pounds sterl due debt as hee will make to appeare & craveth tryall May ye 24th 1677 Capt: Wm Garrett in behalfe of his daughtr: Ann enters clame against the Executors of Sr John Huddlestone deceased for the summe of Twentie pounds sterl:, as also for ye summe of xxxs[30s] wch the sd Sr: John received of her moneys for a cow, due debt as will be made to appear and craveth tryall March ye 13th 1677 The above claime was discussed and debated fully in Cort: at K Michaell this day before our Right Revrand ordinary, and his comissierers, who upon examinacon of all the concern therof doe finde the same to bee onely an inpertinent caville, therfore it is dismissed this Cort: Decemb: 7th 1677: Capt: Edward Curghey entrs: against the excecutrs: of Sr John Huddlston for the sume of twentie five shillings sterl: due debt as will bee made to appeare and craveth tryall Aprill ye 4th 1678: John Woods entrs: against ye excecutrs: of St John Huddleston for the summe of eyght shillings, for halfe a doz: weight of sope, and a doz of hope, and craveth tryall Aprill 10th 1678: Mr Ed: Christian deemster entrs: for 6£ sterl: and craveth tryall May ye 16th 1678: Pat: Cotter entrs: his clame against ye Executrs: of Sr: John Huddleston for the summe of ixs[9s] sterl: for collecting in wheat & moneyes tyth money anno: 1676 due as will be made to appeare and craveth tryall [next page] KK Andreas April ye 26th 1677 The Invent of Sr John Huddlestone priced by four sworn men (vizt: John Kneal of Ballavary, Jo: Kneal Reggaby, Jo: Lace BallaSeer & Tho: Cowle in prsence of ye Supvisors & Sumnr: £ s d Imprs: the deads part of four draught oxen ........................................... 04 - 13 - 04 It: the deads part of 2 steers 26s 8d, It: of 3 steers of 2 yeers old 24s ............ 02 - 10 - 08 It: of four cows 2£ - 6s - 8d, of a calf of year old and an half 6s 8d ............... 02 - 13 - 04 It: ye deads part of a young mair 16s 8d, of 2 old mairs 13s 4d ...................... 01 - 10 - 00 It: ye deads part of 2 yong colts 1£-3s-4d, of ye rideing hors 2£ .................... 03 - 03 - 04 It: of Two swine & two hoggs 4s 10d, of 5 brood geese wth 2 ganders & gosslings 3s 9d ............ 00 - 08 - 07 It: the deads part of five stocks & an half of Bees 18s 4d ........................... 00 - 18 - 04 six sheep wth lambs 2s 2d a peice & eight muttons at 2s 6d ..........} ten sheep wthout lambs 2s apeice, 12 yearlings 1 - 4d apeice } ............... 03 - 15 - 0[edge] twenty two muttons of 2 years old at 2s apeic ye deads part of all} dj the plow beam wth ye draught of Iron .............................................. 00 - 0-- - 0-- dj the gears of the plow & harrows being eleven ...................................... 00 - 02 - 00 dj ye carrs & straddles 15d, dj two ladders a barrow & a cribb 7d ob ................. 00 - 01 --[edge] dj 2 oak powles 9d of 3 peices of timber 8s ye cart body 2s 6d cart iron 15d ........ 00 - 05 --[edge] dj ye saddle & bridle & curry comb 1s 9d, of ye coulter & sock 3s .................... 00 - 04 - 09 dj of 13 wt of iron draughts 2 ptes 13d dj oagers Hansaw & hatchett 14d ............. 00 - 03 - 05 dj ye working tools wth 4 heckles 2 spades & two forks & 4 yokes ..................... 00 - 05 - 01 1/2 dj an old gropp and old turf spade 6s 13 pare of harrows 6d .......................... 00 - 01 --[edge] dj a pare of Cart wheele wth another plank 4s ........................................ 00 - 04 - 00 dj all the wooden vessells barrells & hogsheads ...................................... 01 - 08 - 08 dj an old brass pan 3s 19- of a fishing boat wth ye necessaries ...................... 00 - 10 - 00 dj two pare of netts 6s, dj 3 spitts & tripetts wgt 21 lb............................. 00 - 09 - 00 dj ye grate wth smale barrs in ye parlour & chamber hearth ........................... 00 - 03 - 00 dj 2 pair of tongs two pare of pott hooks & griddle .................................. 00 - 01 - 02 dj a dripping pan & frying pan wth a chaffing dish 2-2d dj four potts 7s ............. 00 - 09 - 02 dj 3 old brass potts weighing 49 at 6d p lb wth a pan a little pott & morter ........ 00 - 17 -06 dj a bras pan & 2 candlesticks 2s 9d a crass skinner wth some old brass & copper 2-11d 00 - 05 - 08 dj a Brass pan 9lb wt 4s 6d dj 4 brass laddles 1s, a brass skellett 5lb wgt 2s ....... 00 - 07 - 06 dj sixty six pound & an half 5 old pewther at 10d p pound ............................ 01 - 08 --[edge] dj three fflaggons & a tanikard 6s dj 5 pewther candlestick & bottle 9s .............. 00 - 15 --[edge] dj 14 pewther spoones 1s dj 2 small silver spoones & silver drain cupp 4 ............. 00 - 05 - --[edge] dj 4 earthen bottle 1d more earthen ware 6d wooden vessells 1s - 10d ................. 00 - 03 --[edge] dj a ffowling peice 7 6d dj 2 swords 5s dj one doz: 7 1/2 of trancher 9d .......... 00 - 13 --[edge] dj 2 smoothing irons wth ye heaters 2s 6d, dj wooden basons & 2 racentrees 2s 3d ..... 00 - 04 --[edge] dj a settle bedd and 2 old chairs 5s dj a table & frame and 2 stooles 1s 6d .......... 00 - 07 --[edge] dj a cupboard 1£ 10s dj a dish board a chest and smal cupboard 7 - 6d ............... 00 - 17 --[edge] dj a ffirr chest 1s 6d, dj 2 beddsteeds in ye parlor wth curtains 11s 3d ............ 00 - 13 --[edge] dj 2 old ffeather bedds wth 2 bolsters ............................................... 01 - 0--[edge] dj 2 peices of ffirr dayle wth 2 ringes .............................................. 00 - --[edge] [next page] dj a voider & hand baskett 3d, and old Brack 6d, dj a looking glass 4d clanthors 3d . 00 - 01 --[fold] dj ten pound of sack yarn at 3d p pound .............................................. 00 - 01 - 03 dj ffive pounds of flaxen & hurden yarn at 6d p pound ................................ 00 - 01 - 03 three ffeather bedds, 2 bolsters 3 pillows 1£ & 5 pillows 2s 6d ..................... 01 - 02 - 06 dj a beddsteed wth curtaines in ye uppon chamber ..................................... 00 - 08 - 00 dj 8 old cushions 2s a table and frame wth stooles in ye chamber 4s 6d ............... 00 - 06 - 06 dj three Buffett stooles 2: 6d, dj 3 chairs 2s wth half a press mall ................. 0 - 07 - 03 dj 8 white earthen dishes 2s dj 4 Indifferent ruggs 1s ............................... 00 - 09 - 00 dj a new rugg 2 : 6d, dj 2 old rugg 3s - 0d ......................................... 00 - 05 - 06 dj an old rugg & caddow .............................................................. 00 - 03 - 00 dj of 12 blanketts new & old ......................................................... 00 - 18 - 06 dj old green curtains wth vallance wrought ........................................... 00 - 02 - 03 dj two old green carpetts 2 : 9, dj 2 kidder mister carpetts 5s ...................... 00 - 07 - 09 dj A pare of boots wth spurrs 4s dj 2 pare of shoes 18d leather 4s 5d ................ 00 - 09 - 09 dj 3 smale wheels & two woolen wheeles 3:6d dj a blankett & } of four old sacks 2 : 6d ................................} ...................... 00 - 06 - 00 dj an old hogshead & a chest 2s a beddstock wth bedds & bolsters 10s ................. 00 - 12 - 00 dj dj Three pare of sheets 7s dj four yrds of new clot 1s 2d ........................ 00 - 08 - 02 dj three pare f cours old sheets 4s, 4 yerds huirde 9d ............................... 00 - 04 - 09 dj two pare of pillow beers 1s - 6d, dj 3 tables clothes 2s .......................... 00 - 03 - 06 dj one doson napkins 1s, dj 2 towells 6d ............................................. 00 - 01 - 06 dj a coat and dublett of Satin esto --- 6d dj a stuff gown 4s ....................... 00 - 06 - 06 dj a clot gown 2s 6d, 13 Indifferent coats 4s ........................................ 00 - 06 - 06 dj of 3 pare of Britches & a doublett ................................................ 00 - 04 - 06 dj an hatt 1s ffour hair ropes 6d trunck & desk 18s ................................ 00 - 03 - 00 dj a side saddle 2s, dj a little table in ye closett 6d .............................. 00 - 02 - 06 dj a meadow in the Craig in mortgage of 5 ........................................... 02 - 10 - 00 It: dj the charge of building the house in KK Xt ..................................... 11 - 03 - 06 It: dj the books sould for ........................................................... 01 - 15 - 00 It: the half of the Arrears rec'd for teaching school ................................ 03 - 10 - 00 It dj half a smale tand hide ......................................................... 00 - 02 - 03 The cropp of corn is to be brought in by the numbr: of bowles when threshed, wch ye former 4 men are to price and return to be added pledges Secundum forman legis added dj 24 boules of Barley at Jo: Christian & Ed: Curghey It: dj 14 boules of dry corn It: dj five bolls of rye It: dj two bolls of wheat It: dj 3 doson of dayl boards dj a beddsted in K Christ, a table, a brass morter [next page] Wheras Capt Edward Curghey of Ramsey & John Christian Curate of KK Andreas did become bound in the Spiritual cords for Letice Huddleston alias Baxter (then Relict of John Huddleston and now wife to me Robrt: Cesar) of B-----[edge] in the pish of KK Malew for the forthcoming of such -----[edge] as are due to ye children of the sd Sr: John Huddleston the death of their sd ffather wch sd pledges being now -----[edge] to be released or secured, unto wm: I the sd Robrt: Cesar a-----[edge] by law required, and being not by any othr: means able to -----[edge] the sd requiremt: Doe make it known unto all m-----[edge] these prsents that I the sd Robrt: Cesar wth the full -----[edge] & Assetes of my weife Lettice Cesar alias Baxter for -----[edge] reasons afforesd doe hereby pass over give grant & ingage the sd Captn: Edward Curghey & John Christian a certain p-----[edge] of the Estate of Ballahick afforesd being the meadow be-----[edge] the house computed to be seven daymoth of hay, wth the -----[edge] adjoyning therunto, to be and Remaines a pawn, pledge -----[edge] ffor all such goods as the sd Captn: Curghey & John Christian -----[edge] bound for or is due to ye sd children by their deceased fat-----[edge] death, wch sd Land called the Close & the Meadow it may -----[edge] shall be lawfull for the sd Captn: Curghey & John Christian to -----[edge] and receive into their possession & to enjoy the same wth all -----[edge] thereof ariseing in the nature of a mortgage from time to t-----[edge] is the whole summe or summs goods or right due to the sd -----[edge] if recovered & Levyed of ye sd pledges, be sufficiently paid -----[edge] fixed & they the sd pledges discharged. And further I the sd -----[edge] Cesar & my wife doe bind out selves to procure the C-----[edge] tion of the worpll: officers hereunto, and to secure the -----[edge] & above sd partyes from any loss mollestacon or detriment -----[edge] nalty of one hundred pounds sterl: in ye nature of all -----[edge] fines & to acknowledg the same to be our act and deed have sett our hands & seale th-----d dy of June 1682 Signed Sealed & delivered Robt: Cesar in prsence Leattices Cesar Arthur Cesar Nich: Christian [on the back of the above page] At Castle Rushen this 9th of No: 1682 The wthin Robt Cesar & his wife came this day in co----- & acknowledged ye wthin bargaine to bee their voluntary act & deed, whereupon ye same is approved of & confirmed according ye nature pvided in yr behalfe & yt ---- Reserving neid---- our honrble: Lords Interest, yt if yr rest of ye tenemt: fall in arrears of -----[edge] then this pcell is lyable to make good ye same notwthstanding this Confirmacon & yt by us R: Heywood Rich: Steven Edw: Christian Tho: Norris Tho: Ffletcher Fferd: Calcott Tho: Norris junr

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