William IVORY

(1563-1619) - Offley, Hertfordshire, England

(Fifth Generation - Ivory Family)

FATHER
MOTHER
Robert IVORY
KATHERINE [SURNAME NOT KNOWN]


BIRTH William was born in 1563 in Offley, Hertfordshire, England.
DEATH He died there before 29 October 1619; he was 56.
OCCUPATION He, too, was a yeoman and lord of the Manor in Westbury, Offley, Hertfordshire, England.
LEGAL DOCUMENTS William was left the "...manor of Westberye with the appurtenances, except such rents charged as by this my will I have given to my other children..." in his father Robert's will. However, his uncle, Robert, had guardianship of it "...for fifteen years from Michaelmas next after my death..." After those fifteen years, William could take charge of the manor of Westbury. In addition, William received the manor, "...upon condition that Wiliam Deremore and Thomas Hanskame do release all covenants and bonds mentioned in a pair of indentures between them and me to the behoof of Katherine my wife..." If William didn't take posession of the manor of Westbury, it was to go to Katherine's unborn child -- provided, of course, it was a boy. If that child was a girl, then this manor went to the next brother in line[6].

From the will of his half-brother Richard: "... To my brother-in-law [half-brother] William Ivorie XXX8 [sic], he to staye it and have it of the first halfe yeres rent wch he should paye out of the man'[or] of Westburie to my brother Robert..."[9]

In Katherine Ivory's will: "...To the poor in Offleye 20s., to be paid at the discretion of Thomas Derem' [Deremer] my son and Willian Ivorye my son..." In addition, "...To William Ivorye my son all the corn and grain that Richard Ivorye oweth me and that was due at Lammas last by the will of my husband Robert Ivorye and is now in suit and various household goods and provisions..." William was witness to and sole executor of this will[7].

William's name appears on lay subsidies for Offley, Hertfordshire, England.

ESTATE William's will was written on 22 May 1619 and proved on 29 October 1619.

The Will of William Ivorye of Offley, co. Hertford. yeoman, 22 May 1619.

To daughter Susan £100 at the age of eighteen years. To my sons Joseph Ivorye and Luke Ivorye a cow and £160 each at the age of twenty-one years. To my son John Ivorye £100 at the age of twenty-four years. To my son Thomas Ivorye £120 at the age of twenty-six years. To my son William Ivorye £60 at the age of twenty-six years. To Hannah Walier [stepdaughter] £5 at the age of twenty-one years. To two of my grandchildren, nameley Frauncis Feild, son of my daughter Elizabeth, and William Feild, son of my daughter Johane, £10 each at the age of twenty-one years. To John Waller my son-in-law [stepson] £20 at the age of twenty-one years. To my wife Susan Ivorye £60. My wife Susan to remain in my dwelling house until Michaelmas next without molestation by my executor, and considering my foresaid children, Luke, Joseph, and Susan, are as yet unbrought up, my wife Susan shall have £50 to bring them up. £120 given unto Daniell and Hannah Weller by their father's will to be paid by my executor. To Alice Dormer, daughter of Thomas Dormer the younger, and to Richard Dormer, son of Thomas Dormer the elder, 3s. 4d. each. To Mr. thomas Read, minister of this parish, 40s. To the poor of this parish 40s. All the rest of my goods, cattles, and chattels unbequeathed I give to my son Edmond Ivorye, whom I make sole executor. [Signed] William Ivorye. Witnesses: Thomas Read, Thomas Dormer, and Thomas Dormer senior. Proved 29 October 1619 by Edmond Ivorye, son and executor. (P.C.C., Parker95.)[11]
MARRIAGE #1 Sometime about 1605, when William was 42, he first married Susan [surname not known], in Offley, Hertfordshire, England[10]. There is much to read about her in the Ivory Register Report. She was at the center of an apparent plot to steal money from Edmond Ivory's estate.

CHILDREN 26. i. Susan/Susanna IVORY In her father William's will, she was left "...£100 at the age of eighteen years..."[11] Read more about the lawsuit in the Ivory Register Report.
27. ii. Joseph IVORY In his father William's will, he was left "...£160 at the age of twenty-one years..."[11] He was involved in the lawsuit, too.
28. iii. Luke IVORY There is much to read about Luke in the Ivory Register Report.
29. iv. [never named girl] IVORY Buried on 4 April 1610 in Offley, Hertfordshire, England.
MARRIAGE #2 William second married a woman about whom we know nothing.
CHILDREN 30. i. Elizabeth IVORY She married John FEILD [sic], in Offley, Hertfordshire, England[10].
They had one son, named Frauncis
31. ii. Edmund/Edmond/Edward IVORY Read, oh, so much more about the Edmond in the Ivory Register Report.
32. iii. Johane IVORY Johane married [not known] FEILDand they had one son, named William.
33. iv. John IVORY Read more about John in the Ivory Register Report.
34. v. Thomas1 IVORY Thomas was buried on 28 March 1610 in Offley, Hertfordshire, England.
35. vi. Thomas2 IVORY In his father William's will, he was left "...£120 at the age of twenty-six years..."[11]
36. vii. William IVORY Please see his own page.





GENERATION Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G10) Grandfather (twice)
FAMILY NUMBER 3612 (Sarah) & 8084 (Lois)
SOURCES 1. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), French, Elizabeth, "Genealogical Research in England,", [NEHGR-French], 299.

2. Ibid. 290.

3. Ibid. 300.

4. Ibid. 297-298.

5. Ibid. 297,299.

6. Ibid. 291.

7. Ibid. 292.

8. Ibid. 290-291.

9. Ibid. 291-292.

10. Ibid. 301.

11. Ibid. 292-293.

12. Ibid. 293.

13. Ibid. 294.

14. Ibid. 298-299.

15. Ibid. 301.

16. Ibid. 294-295.

17. Ibid. 293-294.

18. Ibid. 298.

19. Ibid. 67:339.

20. Torrey, Charles, New England Marriages Prior to 1700., (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society). [Torrey].

21. The Essex Genealogist, Tucker, Eleanor "William Ivory of Lynn and His Descendants", [Essex Gen-Tucker], 10[1990]:33+.

22. Boston, Suffolk co., MA Vital Records. [BostonVR].

23. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686, 9 volumes, (Salem 1911-1975), [EQC], 1:14.

24. The Probate Records of Essex County, [Essex Prob], 1:152-153.

25. Howard, Loea Parker, The Beginning of Reading and Lynnfield Massachusetts, (1937), [Howard], 5-9.

26. Lewis, Alonzo, & James Newhall, History of Lynn, Essex County, Mass., including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscot, and Nahant, 16219-[1893], (Lynn: George C. Herbert, [1890]), [Lynn Hist.], 172.

27. [Essex Gen-Tucker], 10[1990]:33.

28. Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 1860-1862., (Boston 1860-1862; rpt Baltimore 1955), [Savage], II:526

29. Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 1+, (Salem, Mass., 1859+), ≥Genealogical Gleanings Pertaining to the Early Families of Lynn.≤ XVII:112-113. [EIHC], XVII:112-113.

30. [Lynn Hist.], 173,227.

31. [Savage], 1:475

32. The Essex Antiquarian, (13 vols.)(n.p., 1897-1909), [EssexAnt], 10:80.

33. [Essex Prob], 1:152.

34. [EIHC], 4:234-5, 18:178, 44:222, 51:276.

35. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), French, Elizabeth, "Genealogical Research in England,", [NEHGR], 67:341; 83:127.

36. Backus, Mary Elizabeth (Neilson), The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus, ([Salem, Mass.: privately printed, 1949]), [Backus Anc.], 68,93,167.

37. DeForest, Louis Effingham, Our Colonial and Continental Ancestors: The Ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Dommerich, (New York, N.Y.: The DeForest Publ. Co., 1930), [Dommerich Chart], 38.

38. The Genealogical Magazine, (Salem, Mass.: Salem Press, 1890+), [GenMag], 3:32.

39. The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Mass., (Lynn, Mass., 1897+), [Lynn Hist. Soc.], 1907:110.

40. Ellery, H. & Chas. P. Bowdich, The Pickering Genealogy: Being an Account of the First Three Generations of the Pickering Family of Salem, Mass., and of the Descendants of John and Sarah (Burrill) Pickering, of the Third Generation, 3 vols., ([Cambridge, Mass.: University Press], 1897), [Pickering], chart betw 466-467.

41. Burrill, Ellen Mudge, The Burrill Family of Lynn, during the Colonial and Provincial Periods, with Some of Their Descendants..., (Lynn: Frank S. Whitten, Printer, 1907), [Burrill], 49.

42. [Dommerich Chart], 82.

43. [Essex Prob], #6471.

44. [NEHGR-French], 302-303.

45. Ibid. 303.

46. Ibid. 294,302.

47. Lynn, Essex co., MA Vital Records, [LynnVR], Court Record.

48. Wiswall, Marcia Wilson, The Chadwell Family, (Lynnfield, Mass.: 1983), [Chadwell], 16.

49. [Savage], 1:350,475

50. Backus, Mary Elizabeth (Neilson), The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus, ([Salem, Mass.: privately printed, 1949]), [Backus Anc.], 67,68,93.

51. [EIHC], 4:62,234.

52. [NEHGR], 67:341.

53. [Lynn Hist.], 228.

54. [LynnVR], Court Record.

OTHER EARLY RESOURCES - BOOKS:
[Savage]1:308
Pope, "Pioneers of Massachussetts"

OTHER EARLY RESOURCES - PERIODICALS:
Burrill, Ellen Mudge. "The Burrill Family of Lynn", RLHS, XI [1907]:64-115.
Chamberlain, George Walter. "The English Home and Family Connections of George Burrill of Lynn, MA", NEHGR, [what volume?]:362-362-366.
Gardener, Frank A. "Burrill Family of Essex County", EIHC, LI [1915]:271-281; LII [1916]:54-75.
TAG, 2:370.
"Biographical Sketches of the Burrill Family of Lynn", [what periodical?] 44:221.
[mystery periodical] v. 19; 9; 21; 22; 16; 17; 26.




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