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(?) William Longden of Kilcott and Denyce (?)
Thomas Longden (-1587) of Kilcott and Joane
Susannah Longden (1578-1635) and Nicholas Trattman I (-1631)
Yeoman of Hawkesbury
Richard Trattman and Margaret Hurne
Nicholas Trotman II (1657/8-1728) and Susannah Long (-1731)
Yeoman of Hawkesbury
Nicholas Trotman III (1687-1765) and Sarah Webb (-1774)
Nicholas Trotman IV (1734-1782) and Elizabeth Allen (-1808)
Yeoman of Hawkesbury
Elizabeth Trotman (1767-1821) and Peter Park
Yeoman of Kingswood
Sarah Park (1806-1859) and Thomas Eley
James Eley and Anne Shield
Ernest Edward Eley and Emily Yarnold
Grace Margaret Eley and William, Edward Terrett
(?) WILLIAM LONGDEN, Great XI Grandfather
William Longden of Kilcott, Hawkesbury, married Denyce. He made a will in 1555. He could be the father of Thomas Longden but the dates do not fit comfortably.
The Will of William Longden of Kylcote 1555 – Gloucestershire Records Office 1555/124 (Thanks to Jenny Joyce for this Will and transcript)
In the name of god Amen the xvith Daye of June in the yere of our lord god ____ ___ I Wyllm Longden of Kylcote withyn the parisshe of hakxbury in the Diocese of Glou Whole & perfitte of mynde & memorie bute Syke [sick] in body thankes be gevyn unto our lord god do make & ordeyne this my present laste Wyll & testament in manner & forme foloynge. First I do bequeathe my Soule unto our lord god my maker & redeemer my bodye to be Buried in the churchyard of hawkesbury aforesaid
Item I do geve unto the mother church of Glou iiij d [4 pence]
Item I geve & bequeath unto Alice my Dowghter vi £ xiij s iiij d [£11 13/4]
Item I do geve & bequeath to Johane my Daughter vi £ xiij s iiij d
Item I do geve & bequeath to eny of the children of my Sonys John Longden & Thomas Longden to eny of them one shepe
Item I do geve to any of my godchildren iiij s All the residue of all my goodes & chattalles movable & unmovable nott geven nor bequethed I do give & bequeath unto Denyce Longden my welbelovyd Wyf whome I do ordeyne & make my true & lawfull Executor ___ to Dispose it for the ___ of my ___ & all ___ ___ ___ ___ ___& ___ ___ thys ___ Wittnesse Edmond Styffe Clement Vene & John Longden the sone of John Longden the elder ___ ___
Thomas Longden was born in about 1540 in Killcott, Hawkesbury. He is mentioned in his father’s will of 1555. married Elinor and on 13th July 1586 made a will being sick in body. In the will he refers to his wife Joan. He mentions his six children in the will. This will was proved in 1587.
Will of Thomas Longden of Killcott, written 1586, proved 1587
Gloucestershire Records Office 1587/248 (Thanks to Jenny Joyce for this Will and transcript)
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Longden of killcotte sicke in bodye, perfect in memorye do make my last wille & testament in maner followinge. First I willingly ___ my soule into the handes of Jesus Christ who hath redeemed me, my bodye to the earth, whence it came; the worldly goodes which god hath __ I dispose as hereafter ensueth. I geve to Joane my wife the summe of xx£ that xx£ I meane ____ whereof there ys nowe remayninge twelve pounds in the hands & custodie of Henry Clarke of Luckington and eight poundes in the handes of Arthur Fizar.
Item I geve & bequeath to my sixe children Arthur Longden, Elizabeth Longden, Susan Longden, Julian Longden, Edmond Longden, Jane Longden to ech of them iiij£ a peece towardes which summe there ys in the handes of humfrey Foorde of Tresham xix£ xvi s to be payd by him at the feast of the ____ nexte ensuinge the date hereof & three poundes ten shillinges in the handes of my brother John Longden. My wille ys that so longe as my foresayd children shalbe kept by my wife, she shall have the use of the sayd mony toward the maintenance of them, but when they shalbe placed abroad the portions of so many of them as shalbe so placed shalbe employd to their benefit by my overseers hereafter named tyll such tyme as they come to lawfull yeres: & if it shall happen any of them to dye before they come to lawfull yerers of discretion the porcion [portion] of him or her so dyinge or so manye of them as shall dye, shall remayne to the rest them lyvinge equally to be devided amonge them.
Item I geve to eche of my sayd children one shepe.
Item I geve to Thomas Woodrove of Settlewood xij s to Nicholas hardinge of Tresham xij s.
The rest of my cattle & goodes unbequeathed whatsoever I geve & bequeath to Joane my wife whom I do appoint & make my sole executor & Arthur Fenne & William Longden of kilcotte & my brother John Longden overseers of this my wille, Dated the xxiiijth daye of July anno dom 1586, in the xxviijth yere of our soveraine ladye queen Elizabeth
Witnesses of this my will
Tho Hooke Vicar of Hawkesbury
Daughter of Thomas Longden and Joane
Wife of Nicholas Trattman I
Mother of Richard Trattman
Also Mother of Thomas, Edward, Nicholas and Katherine Venn
Susannah, daughter of Thomas Longden, was baptised in 1578 at Hawkesbury.
Susanna Longden married Nicholas Trattman I and had at least five children, three of whom were baptised at Hawkesbury between 1604 and 1608/9. His son, Richard was aged less than eighteen years in 1618 but we do not have his date of baptism.
Nicholas Trattman I is probably the Nicholas Trotman, Clothier, recorded in Men at Arms of 1608 for Hawkesbury. He was aged about forty years and of lower stature fit to serve as a calyver. His own will was proved on 8th September 1632. His widow, Susanna, made her own will which was proved on 12th January 1635/6 in which she mentions her brother Julian Longden. She also had sisters Elizabeth Bence and Margaret Davis.
Nicholas was buried on 12th January 1631/2 at Hawkesbury and his widow on 20th November 1635.
The Will of Susanna Trattman:
Will of Susanna Tratman of Hawkesbury widow 5 Nov 1635 Proved Gloucester 12 Jan 1635
(Born Susanna Longden 1578 daughter of Thomas and Elinor)
To my sister Elizabeth Bence my best smock
To my brother Julian Longden
My sister in law Elizabeth Longden
My daughter Margaret Davis (Daughter???? I read sister – R.J.B.)
Thomas Davis the younger
Sara Longden daughter of Julian
Richard Bence the younger
To my son Edward Tratman
my daughter in law Ann Tratman
Henry Tratman son of Edward
Sara daughter of Edward
My son in law Richard Tratman
my daughter in law Martha Tratman
Nichloas and Thomas Tratman sons of Richard
My son in law Thomas Venn
My daughter in law Katherine Venn
My son in law Thomas Tratman
My daughter in law Margaret Tratman
My Kinswoman Elizabeth Dorney
My Kinswoman Mary Andrews
Residue to my son Nicholas Tratman and is also executor
In the Name of God Amen. The fifth day of November in the eleventh year of our Sovereign Lord Charles by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Defender of the Faith Anno Domin 1635 I Susanna Trattman of the parish of Hawkesbury in the County of Gloucester Widdow being sick in body but of perfect and good remembrance be given … to God do make and ordain this my testament and last will in the manner following viz First I commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God my most faithful creator who gave it unto me, verily suffering by the death and obedience of my all sufficient redeemer Christ Jesus to have remission of all my sins and everlasting life Commending my body in the meantime unto the… to be buried in Christian burial at the … of my executor and overseer. As for my goods Impris I give (bequeath) unto my sister Elizabeth Bence my best smock my best Holland kerchief to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Julian Longden the sum of forty shillings of lawful money of England to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my sister-in-law Elizabeth Longden my second best … and petticoat to be delivered one month after my decease, Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret Davis my best suit of apparel throughout except one petticoat and one smock to be delivered within one month after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Davis the younger the sum of five shillings eight pence of lawful money of England to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Sarah Longden the daughter of Julian one Holland apron to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Richard Bence the younger the sum of ten shillings of lawful money of England to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret Bence, …. And Holland pilster to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Trattman the sum of sixteen pounds of lawful money of England and one flock bed and bolster two ..lets one pair of blankets to be paid and delivered within five months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Ann Trattman my best petticoat to be delivered within one month after my decease. I give and bequeath unto Henry Trattman the son of Edward the sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and … to be paid and delivered within one year after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Sara Trattman the daughter of Edward the sum of three pounds and ten shillings of lawful money of England and one table plate one towel one Holland … one … to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Martha Trattman my best waistcoat to be delivered with one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Richard and Thomas Trattman, sons of Richard to each of them five shillings eight pence of lawful money of England to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Thomas Venn my longest carpet … to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Katherine Venn one basin two pieces of peter to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Thomas Trattman the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England and one warming pan to be paid and delivered within two months after my decease, Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Margaret Trattman one double … to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my kinswoman Elizabeth Dorney my best ..pewter to be delivered within one month after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Andrewes one little coat one smock, one calfe (?) little apron to be delivered … months after my decease. Item my debts, legacies paid, my funeral expenses … all the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath to my son Nicholas Trattman… whom I make my … and sole executor of this my last will and testament. Also I ..my good friends Richard Bence and Thomas Venn to be my overseers of this my last will and testament giving unto each of them four (?) pounds and one shilling …. The mark of Sussana Trattman
Signed sealed and delivered Thomas Venn (?) – Trattman’
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