Name: James WATERS , Ironmonger of London
Birth: 1572 in London, Middlesex, England
Death: 2 FEB 1616/17 in London, Middlesex, England
I originally had James as the father of Lawrence Waters of Watertown, MA, who was married to Anne Linton. But based on James' will, I have eliminated that relationship. Lawrence was not mentioned in James' will, even though he would have been under 21 and eldest son at the time of James' death.
Below is the text of James' will:
"James Waters, of St. Buttolph without Aldgate London, citizen and ironmonger of London; 17 May, 1617, proved 16 Feb'y, 1617; to be buried in St. Buttolph's parish, near children; wife Phebe and son Richard Waters (under twenty-one years of age) legatees; partner Samuel Rowland. [Meade, L. 17.] "
"James Waters of the parish of St. Buttolph without Algate, London, citizen and ironmonger of London, 17 May 1617, proved 16 February 1617. To be buried in the South church yard of the parish church of St. Buttolph without Algate, aforesaid, whereof I am a parishioner, in or near the place where my children do lie buried. And as concerning all such worldly goods and chattells as God hath blessed me, and at the time of my decease shall bless me withal, I will the same shall be divided into three equal parts and portions according to the laudable Custom of the City of London, one full third part whereof I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Phebe Waters, one other full third part I give and bequeath unto my loving child Richard Waters and the other third part thereof I reserve to myself, out of which I give and bequeath these legacies following. Mr. John Birgges parson of the parish church of St. Buttolph. The poor people inhabiting within the liberty of East Smithfield. My loving partner Samuel Rowlands. My most trusty and most loving friend Mr. Ambrose Jenninges citizen and cordwainer of London. Leonard Fingerman of East Smithfield, shoemaker. Arthur Merryall of Stratford Bow, smith. Wife Phebe and son Richard to be joint executors and my foresaid loving friends Mr. Ambrose Jennninges and Samuel Rowlands overseers. And I will that the portion of my son shall be and remain in the hands of Mr. Ambrose Jenninges until my said son shall accomplish the age of twenty and one years.
Wit: Rich: Greene Ser. and Robt Kitchen servants to the same Ser. Proved by the widow Phebe Waters, power reserved for Richard Waters the other executor when he should claim it. Meade, 17."
"I am indebted to the Revd Charles H. Pope for the following extracts taken by him last year from the Parish Registers of St. Botolph's: - . . .
Phebe MANNING b: 1572 in London, Middlesex, England