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By David E Bell
28 May 2010 (rev. 1 August 2011)
Burial record for Edward Glanvill in the Ashburton burial register.
July 1726 burials transcribed as follows:
3 Mary daughter of Christopher Williams buried
Affidavit made the 5 by Elizabeth Frinks
7 Edward Glanvill buried
Affidavit made the 7 by Mary Hill
19 Susanna daughter of John Foall
Affidavit made the 21 by Mary Lamb widow
26 Temperance the wife of Martin Hoppy
Affidavit made the 26 by Joan Nosworthy
29 Ann Bastow widow buried
Affidavit made the 30 by Joad Bickham
|Richard Glanville baptism entry in Ashburton register. The handwriting is different than the others (e.g. the G in Glanvill and the first d in Edward and the S in son.) The background is atypically dark.|
|This shows two births in the Mary Tavy register. At top there is a son born to Tristrum Glanville in 1657. The first name is obliterated by being torn. This could be Edward. I doubt it, in part because the space is too small for the name Edward. Also we were looking in this era because Urmston says Edward was born in 1660, but who is to say.|
Sample Glanvill birth in Broad Hinton registers.|
This is the baptism of Winifred 1654 at Broad Hinton daughter to John and Katherine Glanvill.
Reference to an Ashburton property owned by a Glanvill and a Sainthill, circa 1700.
Report and transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art Volume 28. 1877 page 282.
Puritanism in Devon and the Exeter Assembly.
Transcription of doc DRO 48/14/70/8 - - Jill Drysdale 31. 3. 2010|
Abstract of the Title deeds of the House late Sainthills.
25 of Sept 1676
Leased from John Withesdon of Ashburton Clothier to Mary (or Margt?)
Sainthill of Ashburton widow consideration £100 of all that one shop ? or tenement with appurtenances situate lying and being within the Borough of Ashburton in a street there called West having Lands of John Rendle on the South. Lands late of Richard Paprel dec'd on the North and East and the said street on the West.
17 of February 1685
Leased from W Sainthill to William Collins and Richard Tapper on the marriage of her son Thomas Sainthill with Eleanor Dyer to the use of Mary (Margt) for her life. Remainder to Thomas for life. Remainder to wife Eleanor for life. Remainder to the trustees for boys to raise £50 for such child as Thomas should appoint. Remainder to the heirs of the body of Thomas by Eleanor. Remainder to the heirs of his body girls. Remainder to Elizabeth his sister in fee.
1 and 2 of November 1748
Leased from Mary Sainthill of London widow of Sampson Sainthill late of St Mary ??? Middlesex Gent dec'd and Mary Corps of London widow the only daughter and heir of said Sampson who was son and heir of Thomas Sainthill of Ashburton now deceased to J Dunning of Ashburton Gent. and his heirs consideration £20 with a covenant to levy notice to compound.
Michaelmas Term. Assignment of a Fine levied against J.D. ?? and M Sainthill defendants.
The Tavistock Calendar|
The Tavistock Calendar makes it clear (see 1565) that there are two John Glanvilles, one a merchant married to Alice (perhaps, even probably Alice Wrey), the other a town dignitary (one of the "twelve men") called John Glanville atte wyll, perhaps to distinguish the two. It is clear from the entries below that Nicholas is the son of the Atte Wyll, [A 1593 entry in the calendar shows Nicholas as a witness to a deed involving the merchant. He signed that as one of the 8 men]. Nicholas becomes one of the "eight men" suggesting a connection with the atte wyll one. The 1593 entry makes it clear that both JGs are now dead.
Creation dates: 1575
Messuages and lands called Hawkinges Ley or Glanvyles ley John to Nicholas Glanvyle
FILE - [no title] - ref. 1262M/T/1130-1 - date: 1475
Feoffment and Counterpart
Tenement in Tavistock "alte Wille", where John lived, and croft, garden and close called Hawkynys ley and Bromepark, meadow called byllynges Bear and land in Shortes in Whitchurch John Honychurch to Walter Pollard, clerk, Will. Knyght and John Hawcomb
 John ffytz, esquier, with William Houghton, Nicholas Glandvile, Robert Moore, Edward Denys, Roger Vpcote, Thomas Libbe, Richard Drake, and Thomas Sowton' selectid and chosen the eighte men by gen'all assent & consent of the pishe of Tauistock to be Supuisors and dispensatours to & for the behouf and vse of the saide Churche & pishe of Tauistock & of the poore people of the same, and also of the lazar and poore people of the hospitall there, namelie for appointinge, doinge, vsinge, dispensinge, and ordringe the yerelie Revenewes pfitts lands tenem*^ goods chattells and other afifares that any waie touche belong or concerne the said Churche & pishe . . . whearas John Batte prior of y*^ hospitall or Lazar howsse of S* marie magdalene and S* Theobald of Tavistock,' and ' the bretheryn and sustern ' by deed 20th August 27 Eliz. leased to Fitz and the eight men for 1000 years the mawdelyn Chapell with the chappell haie to the same belonging, also the three closes called the mawdelyn park, with one garden adjoining on the north part of the hospital house, and the east of the lazar lane, now in the tenure of John ffytz or his assigns, and also one meadow called the mawdelyn meade, near the water of Lambourne :
In consideration of ^10 for the Relief and mayntenaunce of the lazaars and poore people aforeseid and other purposes expressed in the deed ; also of the increase of more yearly rent for the like use than of old ; also in respect of giving up the old interest and term in the mawdelyn meade,'the aforesaid eight men, etc., assign to John ffytz the younger, ' sonne and heir apparent of John ffytz,' for 60 years at 33s. 4d. rent, the mawdelyn chapell, chapel haie, mawdelyn parke, and garden north of the hospital house, reserving paths to and from the houses of the hospital or lazaars on the north side of the chappell haie, and against the west end of the house ' lately ' called the mawdelyn chapell. Witnesses Walter Masters, Robert Harcomb, Richard Glanvill, Edward Lybbe, Thomas Hole, Gregory Gay. Sept. 23. 27 Elizabeth
 Lease by Thomas Lybbe, Richard Drake, and Thomas Mohun, of messuage and tenement within the 'vyllage' of Tavistock tenement of Queen east, heirs of John melett west, garden of Earl of Bedford north, East street south to Nicholas Smyth, Elizabeth his wife, and John their son, for their lives. Recital that the said with other properties was conveyed by John Glanfyld, merchant, now dead, March 3, 7 Elisabeth  to John ffytz, Richard Servyngton, William Houghton, John Gyll, John Coche, William Kedlye, William Grylls, John Cornyshe, John Glanvill att Wille, John Glubbe, John Badge, William Nychole, Edward Denys, John Skirrett, John Nuton, Walter Glubbe, ' Ewstys Drake,' all now deceased, and to the grantees, for the benefit of the poor people in the two almshouses adjoining the churchyard, and for lack of such to other poor. March 26. 35 Elisabeth.
[Signed and sealed ; neither Drake's nor Lybbe's seal has any personal device ; Mohun's has ' T M,' with ornament.]  Counterpart of above, less imperfect. Witnesses
Creation dates: 1434
Scope and Content
Lease for life and Counterpart
Messuage in Tavistock "alte Wille" and a close there called Hawkynesleghe, reserving a room and solar on east part of house and pasture for one horse and one cow. Rent 26/8d.
John Harry, Peter Eggecombe and John Colmestorre to Robert Honychurch and Joan his wife
Will of Edward Glanvill - PRO - prob 11/242|
In the name of God Amen
I Edward Glanvill of Mary Tavy in the Countie of Devon, yeoman being sick of body but of perfect minde and memorie thanks be to Almighty God doe hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following. first I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God, my Creatour and Redeemer and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken. Also I give to the use of the poore of the Parish of Tamerton Follyott the summe of foure pounds of lawfull money of England and my will is that the same shall be lente to the poore people of the same Parish from yeare to yeare and to remaine as a stock for ever.
Item. I give unto the poore of the Parish of Sainte Ive in the Countie of Cornwall three pounds and tenne shillings and my will is that the same shall be lente to poore people of the same Parish from yeare to yeare and to remain as a stock for ever.
Item. I give unto the poore of the Parish of Mary Tavy foure pounds and my will is that the same shall be lente to poore people of the same Parish from yeare to yeare and to remain as a stock for ever.
Item. I give unto Agnes Williams the daughter of Walter Williams of Lyeford the summe of one hundred pounds to be paide unto hir when she shall accomplish the age of four and twentie years.
Item. I give unto John Williams the sonne of the said Walter Williams the summe of fiftie pounds to be paid when he shall accomplish the age of four and twenty years.
Also I give unto Grace Jordan and her brother being the daughter and sonne of John Jordan of Holwell fiftie pounds apeece to be paid unto them within eight years after my decease.
Also I give unto Grace Hole of Sainte Cleere and her sisters the summe of fortie pounds to be equally divided amongst them and to be paid to them two years after my decease.
Item. I give unto Master Joseph Mathew of Sainte Ive tenne pounds to be paid within six years after my decease. Item. I give unto Phillip Wherry, servant unto Master Ough tenne pounds to be paid unto hir within seven years after my death.
Item. I give unto the servants which shall be dwelling in house with the said Master Ough at the time of my death to be equally divided amongst them the summe of forty shillings.
Item. I give unto the said Master Oughs wife twenty shillings and to hir grandchild twenty shillings to be paid within seven years after my death.
Also I give and grante unto Robert Rowe of Tamerton Follyott two closes called the Will Park and the Stone Park now in the possession of the said Robert Rowe and parte and parcell of that messuage or tenement with the appurtenances in Tamerton Follyott aforesaid commonly known by the name of Allor Pitt lying and being in the said Parish and during the term of two years after my decease he paying therefore unto my executor tenne shillings yearly for rente and doeing no waste or spoil therein during the said term.
Also I give unto the two sisters of the said Robert Rowe five pounds a peece to be paid within four years after my decease.
Also I give unto my brother Abell Glanvill and his wife tenne pounds to be paid within six years after my decease.
Item. I give unto the sonne of my said brother Abell the summe of four score poundes to be paid within tenne years after my death.
Item. I give unto the daughter of my said brother Abell the summe of four score poundes to be paid within six years after my death.
Item. I give unto John Glanvill of Exeter my kinsman and his children the summe of fortie poundes to be equally divided amongst them and to be paid within fifteene years after my death.
Item. I give unto Dorothie Macey two houses with the appurtenances in Mary Tavy aforesaid now in the possession or occupation of Richard Macey for and during the tearme of four years after my decease paying therefore yearly during the said tearme to my executor one pennie a year if the same be demanded and repaying the same during the said tearme.
Item. I give unto the servants of Charles Taylor which shall be dwelling in house with him at the tyme of my death the summe of tenne poundes to be equally divided amongst them and to be paid within three years after my death.
Item. I give unto Joane Withbrooke now a servant to Tristram Glanvill forty shillings.
Also I give unto Tristram Glanvill my brother all my right title interest Estate and tearme of years in one tenement with the appurtenances in Mary Tavy aforesaid called Coades Tenement if the said Tristram Glanvill shall soe long happen to live. And I also give and grante unto the said Tristram Glanvill one other tenement called Broome Parke and also two closes called the gruite rests and the Church Parke for and during the tearme of his natural life if my Estate therein continues so long.
And my will is that after the death of the said Tristram the remainder of the Estate and tearme in both the said mentioned tenements and closers of Lands shall come to John Glanvill his sonne.
Also I give to Walter Williams and Margaret his wife and Francis the sonne of the said Walter the summe of tenne pounds to be equally divided amongst them and to be paid within five years after my decease.
Also I give unto John Glanvill the sonne of Tristram Glanvill all my lands tenements rents reversions suits services and hereditaments whatsoever to have and to hold unto him the said John Glanvill and his heirs and assigns for ever. And I do also give unto him all my goods and chattels debts and creditts what so ever not herein before given or bequeathed and I do hereby make him my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Six hundred fifty and four.
Mark of Edward Glanvill
Sealed signed and published in the presence of Nick Rowe, John Edgcumbe, signature of Charles Taylor
This will was proved at London the two and twentieth day of Januarie in the year of our Lord God according to the imputation of the Church of England one thousand six hundred four and fifty before the Judges for probate of wills and granting administrations lawfully authorised by the oath of John Glanvill the sole Executor named in the above written will and whom Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and and debts of the said deceased was committed he being first legally sworn by virtue of a commission truly and faythfully to administer the same.
Will of John Glanvell St Ive 1620|
In the name of God Amen. Anno domine 1620. The eighth day of February in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord King James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland the eighteenth, of Scotland the four and fiftieth, king defender of the faith.
I John Glandfill of the parish of St Ive in the County of Cornwall, husbandman, being grieved of body, whole in mind and perfect in remembrance all praise and thanks be given to the almighty god for it. I do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament containing therein my last will in manner and form following; first I do give and bequeath my soul into the hands of the almighty god who is my free and only creator and redeemer; and my body to be buried in the parish church of St Ive aforesaid; Item. I do give and bequeath unto my son Francis Glandfill my coat; I do give and bequeath unto his daughter Jane Glandfill one sheep, my white rug, my blue mantlet and my canvas sheet; I do give unto my son Arthur Glandfill my pint; I do give unto my son Edward Glandfill my old Hamm; I do give unto his daughter my brazen crock; I do give unto Honnor Haine my quart; I do give unto Marie, the wife of John Hosking my bowl, I do give unto Tabitha Hosking my cauldron; all the residue of my goods moveable and unmovable not given or bequeathed I do give and bequeath unto my sister-in-law Elizabeth Glandfill and she do I make my whole executor; in the presence of John Hosking and Richard Hosking and others.
Will of Johan Glanvill of St Ive 1656|
I Johan Glanvill of St. Ive in the County of Cornwall, widow, being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory thanks be to god, yet considering that death is certain and the time when uncertain, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God my Maker and Redeemer and my body to Christian burial. Item. I give unto John Glanfeld my Grandchild the son of Thomas Glanvill three shillings and four pence. Item. I give and bequeath unto Edward Glanfeld my grandchild twenty shillings and unto Theobald Glanfeld my grandchild twenty shillings to be paid when they shall severally accomplish the age of ? and twenty years. Item. I give unto my grandchildren Elizabeth Glanfeild, Johan Glanfeild daughters of Thomas Glanfeld twenty shillings apiece to be paid them when they shall severally accomplish the age of one and twenty years or at their several marriage dates whichever shall first happen provided and my will is that if either of them (Elizabeth and Johan) die before their portions be paid that the survivor shall have the portion of her who so died before the same be paid. Item. I give and bequeath unto Thomas Glanfeild my grandchild twenty shillings to be paid when he shall attain the age of fourteen years. Item. I give unto John Glanvill my son twelve pounds and unto John his son twelve pence. I give unto Dyones Glanfeld my daughter all my ? household goods remaining in the house at Callington wherein I lately lived. (Excepting one press which was given unto Margaret Glanvill by J... Glanvill my late husband). All the rest of my goods, chattels not formerly given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto Dyones Glanfeild my daughter who I make my Executrix of this my last will and testament and her I enjoin to pay my debts, legacies and to discharge my final expenses. In whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal thereof? on the the 13th day of March in the year of the Lord 1656.
Will of Edward Glanvill Ashbury 1599|
He leaves money to his brother John Hamatt and his wife and children. [John must be his brother in law.]
Gives money to Edward Luxson and Susan Luxson, children of my sister Joanne Luxson.
Brother Richard Glandfeilde, wife and children.
[Looks like Joannes husband or son was Peter.]
Leaves money to John Gowman's children.
Leaves money to Amye Glandfeilde the daughter of John Glandfeilde of Totnes (merchant)
Gives to my Aunt Alice, wife of Fulkes Ford
To my cousin Edward Glandfeilde
To Leonard, son of John Glanfeilde of Totnes
I give unto my sisters Joanne Glandfeilde the elder, and Joanne Glandfeilde the younger, my farm called Sessacott a property in West Putford. (Cornwall)
To my eldest brother John Glanfeilde.. leaves land called the Little Feareyfe [Fillay, Filleigh]
To his brother Richard he leaves he leaves his apparel "now in Totnes", and one "longer cloak now in Exeter" Devon
and a rapier at Stabridge
Leaves to his older sister Joan all of his apparel now in London
Brother John is his executor
Witnesses, Edward Glanvile (sic), gentleman, John Glanvile (sic), George Harris and Christopher Harte