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  1. Thomas Hurte: Birth: JAN 1570 in Bristol, Gloucester, England. Death: OCT 1665 in Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England

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a. Note:   Janet Ariciu family Bush Entries: 45549 Updated: 2008-12-09 18:55:24 UTC (Tue) Contact: Janet Ariciu Home Page: JANET'S FAMILY PAGE I am all always researching and up dating. Come back and visit when you can sit a spell Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM | Add Post-em # ID: I10176 # Name: Ralfe Hurt # Given Name: Ralfe # Surname: Hurt # Sex: M # Birth: Abt 1540 in Ashbourne, Derby, England # Death: Bef 19 Oct 1615 in Bristol, Gloucester, England # _UID: A55616CB29DD40BCA0BA75612F24B10517AC # Change Date: 20 Jan 2008 at 06:56 # Note: Thank you, Varla Jane Owens Wright Ralfe Hurt I was told he was Mayor of Bristol Thomas Hurt of Bristol and grandfather of immigrant ancestor William Hurt, Sr. In the parish register of All Saints Church, one of the seventeen ancient parishes of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, we find the baptism of "Thomas Hurte, son of Ralfe Hurt, 16th Januarie 1570". Thomas was the fifth child born to merchant-grocer Ralfe Hurt and his wife �u�Alice Milwarde �/u� or Millard in a family of thirteen children. Only five of these appear to have lived to maturity. Ralfe was born prior to the begining of the Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England parish register somewhere between 1539 and 1545, the son of Robert Hurt, Sr. and Ellyn or Helena Hurd of Ashbourne. We find the connection between his home in that town and his move to Bristol, Gloucestershire in the Calendar of the Bristol Apprentice Book, 1532-1565,, part IIi, Bistol Record Society Publication, vol. 43, pg. 35, entry #446 [FHL # 942.41/B2 B46] which reads as follows under the year 1555:
  "446. August 14: Ralph s of Robert Hurton Ashbourne Derby fishmonger to Philip Langley grocer [no wf given] for 8 yrs. App to have at end 20/-f 4/6 etc." It would appear that Robert Hurt(on) had chosen to apprentice his younger son to a business associate in the merchant community. Records show that he made a wise decision.
  Ralfe Hurte's name appears on numerous guild documents during his term as Sheriff of Bristol. He appears on page after page of legal proceedings for the "Fellowshipe of Sopmakers and Chaundlers" in the Bristol Record Society' Publication, 1940, vol. 10 Proceedings of the Company of Soapmakers, 1562-1642. [FHL# 942.41/B2 B4b]
  As Mayor in 1602/1603, he is referred to as "the right worshippee Raph Hurte being then mayor of the same citie" in administering the oath of office of Master in that guild to newly advanced journeymen soapmakers, approving city expenditures to that guild for services rendered, overseeing the legality of apprenticeship contracts, etc.
  One annotation on the Calendar of the Mayors of Bristol shows all was not business as usual: "In this yeare in the mounth of Julie 1603, began the greatest plage that ever was in Bristoll, which continewed untill the mounth of Januarie 1604, and died the number of 3,000 and more." The parish registers of those months specifically list those who died of the plague, and none of the good mayor's family members are found on those lists within the city. This suggests that Ralfe Hurt, like his mentor, Philip Langley, had a country estate where the family fled for safety. Ralfe and his wife, Alice, apprenticed William Townsend on 17 Feb 1581 and Walter Woolfield on 13 Sep 1581. [Bristol Apprentice Books, 1576-1586, vol. 3 FHL# 942.41/B2 62m] This is the last record we have of Alice. She died sometime between that date and 1610, but no burial record has been located. A younger son, �u�Roger �/u� left a marriage record and will indicating that he was born sometime in the mid-1570's. He was not christened in Bristol. Both Ralfe's will and the Visitations [Kent-1619 and London-1636] show William Hurt of Dover and Bishopsgate Ward London to be their youngest son. He was born around 1580. While he left a great number of records during his lifetime, we have not yet located his baptismal record. Roger and William were born and baptised elsewhere. Possibly when these entries are located, we will find Alice's burial and the location of the country estate.
  In the neighboring parish of St. Nicholas, we find the burial of son, Roger and nearby, the burial of "Maude Hurt, wife of Ralph Hurt, Alderman, buried 16 Februarie 1611". Again, no second marriage for the good Alderman has been found. Was Maude a second wife - or was this Ralfe's affectionate nickname for Alice? [Parish Register of St. Nicholas Church, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England FHL# 1596630]
  During the later years of his life, "Radulphus Hurte, Aldermanus" was assigned to oversee shipping from the port of Bristol for the merchant interests of that city. He was listed on 31 May 1605 as one of the city's 97 merchants who made up the Bristol members of the Spanish Company, created by letters of patent on that date by King James I, being a new grant of incorporation to the English merchants trading with Spain and Portugal. [Records Relating to the Society of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol in the 17th Century, Bristol Record Society Publication, vol. 17, pg. 2-5, FHL# 942.41/B2 B4b] He was one of the charter members/officers of the reorganized Company of Bristol Merchant Adventurers on 31 Dec 1605, which company disassociated itself from the London group similarly organized under the King James I patent.
  Ralfe Hurt wrote his will 28 Oct 1613. It was probated 19 Oct 1615 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury [folio 88 Rudd]. He was buried 19 June 1615 in All Saints Church in Bristol. His eldest living son, Thomas, was his executor.
  We also have the will of Ralfe's fourth son and eighth child, Roger Hurtt, which was dated 1 Sep 1612 and probated in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London, being a guild-member will, by Margarete Hurte, executrix, on 27 Oct 1612. This will has the irascible, cranky tone of a testator who was suffering from a rapidly progressive disease. Roger died in his mid-20's or early 30's, having been married only three years. He tells us he was a merchant of Bristol and that he left no children. His wife, the former Margaret Vawer, came from a noteable merchant family in that same city and re-married soon after his death. His will does provide us with a considerable amount of information regarding other family members and relationships. Note: FHL = Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. The # and following numerals referr to the call number for microfilm, microfiche or book in that library.
  Will of Raphe Hurte, grocer and merchant of Bristol, w.d. 28 Oct 1613, w.p. 19 Oct 1615, Prerogative Court of Canterbury - folio 88 Rudd - 1615, FHL# 92062.
  In the name of God Amen The Eight and Twentith day of October in the year of our Lord God 1613 and in the yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraiyne Lord James by the grace of God of England Ffrance and Ireland King, defender of the faithe, the Eleavanth And of Scotland the seaven and ffortith. I Raphe Hurte, one of the Aldermen of theCittie of Bristoll being in health of bodie and of perfect mynde and memorie Doe make and ordeyne this my last will and Testament in writinge in manner and forme followinge. Ffirst I bequeath my soule unto Allmightie God my maker Redeemer and Saviour by whose death and passion I onolie doe Stedfastlie beleve to be saved without any meritte or deserte of myne owne. And my bodie to be buried in the parish Church of All St.s within the said Cittie of Bristoll.
  Item: I give and bequeath to my youngest sonne Willm Hurt Three score Pounds of Lawfull English money to be payed unto him in manner and forme followinge. That is to Saye, Thirtie pounds thereof with in six monthes after my decease. And the other Thirtie Pounds within one Yeare likewise after my decease.
  Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Maude nowe wife of Daniell Addams my little mazar that is garnished with Silverguilt. And a deepe Silver goblet guilte. [Note: a mazar is a two-handled cup carved from maple wood.]
  Item: I give to every of the children of my said Daughter Maude and the said Daniell Addams Twentie Shillings to each one of them.
  Item: I give and bequeathe to every one of my three sisters ffortie Shillings in money to each of them.
  Item: I give to my Sonne in law Willm. Preistlie Twentie Shillings, And also I give to everye of the Three children who he has by my Daughter, his late wife, deceased Twentie Shillings a piece.
  All the rest of my goods and Chattles moveables and unmoveables, my debts and legacies being payed and my funerall expenses being disbursed and payed, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas Hurt whome I make my full and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. And also my will is that my said Executor imediatlie after my decease shall give and deliver unto everie one of the Almes women of the Almes house belonging to the said parishe of All St.s Twelve pense A piece. In witness whereal I have hereunto put my hand and seale the daye and yeare above written. Raphe Hurte Witnesses herunto Richard Winter Richard Gente for more information go here Father: Robert Hurt b: Abt 1515 in Ashbourne, Derby, England Mother: Ellyn Helena Hurd b: Abt 1517 in Osmonston, Derby, England
  Marriage 1 Alice Mallard b: Abt 1542 in "Alhallowes", Bristowe, Gloucester, England
  * Married: between 1560 and early 1563 in England * Note: Ralfe and Alice appear to have married shortly after her father's death, (as she was obviously preparing for marriage at that time,) but possibly before the beginning of the All Saints parish register, which commenced in the latter part of the year 1560. * Change Date: 20 Jan 2008 Children
  1. Has Children Thomas Hurte b: Jan 1570 in Bristol, Gloucester, England c: 16 Jan 1570 in All Saints, Bristol, Gloucester, England 2. Has No Children Roger Hurt source:
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