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Gresham, Mary

Female 1523 - 1583


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  • Born  27 Aug 1523  Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  18 Jan 1583  Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I06629  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  19 May 2015 

    Father  Gresham, John,   b. Abt 1497, Of Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Oct 1556, St Martin Orgar and St Clement Cheapside, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ipswell, Mary,   b. Abt 1500, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 21 Sep 1538, St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1521  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01912  Group Sheet

    Family  Rowe, Thomas,   b. Abt 1515, Of Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Sep 1570, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jan 1539  St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rowe, John,   b. Abt 1540, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1586, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rowe, Mary,   c. 23 Jul 1541, All Hallows Bread Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02.1599/1600, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rowe, Henry,   b. Abt 1544, Of Walthamstow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17 Dec 1612, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rowe, William,   c. 21 Dec 1545, All Hallows Bread Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 29 Jun 1596, Walthamstow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Rowe, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1548, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1623-1624, Dormey, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rowe, Robert,   c. 14 Aug 1550, All Hallows Bread Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1587, Of St Martin Outwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Rowe, Thomas,   c. 7 Aug 1558, All Hallows Bread Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2017 
    Family ID  F02451  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Births of the Children of Sir John Gresham, Lord Mayor of London 1547, BY HIS FIRST WIFE MARY, DAUGHTER AND COHEIR OF Thomas Ipswell (MS. Addit. Brit. Mus. 6239).
      Uppon the Fryday. Mary Gresham was borne the xvii. daye of Auguste, callyd Octava Sanctc Laurencii, An** D'ni xv* xxiii., and my lady Allen and Mystris Kyng and Mystris Lock, thes were here godmothers, and Mr John Worsop was her godfather.

      Full text of "The Antiquarian repertory : a miscellaneous assemblage of topography, history, biography, customs, and manners. Intended to illustrate and preserve several valuable remains of old times. Chiefly compiled by, or under the direction of, Francis Grose, Thomas Astle and other eminent antiquaries "

      The Will of Mary Row:
      DAME MARY ROE, nee GRESHAM. I find that Mary Gresham, who married Sir Thomas Rowe or Roe, was closely connected with no fewer than three Lord Mayors of London. 1. Her father, Sir John Gresham, was Lord Mayor of London. He was brother of Sir Richard Gresham, also Lord Mayor, besides being uncle to the famous Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange, and Lord Mayor of London. 2. Her husband, Sir Thomas Rowe or Roe, was Lord Mayor of London, in 1568. 3. Her son Sir Henry Rowe or Roe was Lord Mayor of London. Here we have a case of a lady whose father, whose husband, and whose son were all Lord Mayors of London. Are there any parallels ? C. H. M.

      THE Will of Dame Mary Rowe, widow, late wife of Sir Thomas Rowe, Knight, late citizen and alderman of London, deceased, (dated 21 March, 1579, 22 Eliz.) To be buried (if I die in London) within the newe church-yard in the parish of Saint Botolph, extra Bishopgate, which church yard was of late made at the cost of my laid late husband - If I die not in London, then to be buried where my executors shall appoint. And I will that some godly learned man make a sermon at my burial for the instruction of those who shall be present, to which precher x s and xxx 5 for a ring - my executor not to expende upon my funeral, (otherwise than I have herein mentioned) above the sum of lxxiij 1 vj' viij d of this my funeral charge. No spysed bredd accustomed to be given shall be any parte, for that I utterly forbid to be given at all, but x' parcel of the said lxxiij 1 vj' viij d shall be bestowed upon this better intent, i. e. to the relief and redeeming pore and needy persons in the two Compters of London, Newgate, the Marshalsea and King's-Bench, according to the discretion of my executors - to xxx pore men and xxx pore women, which I will shall be present at my burial, each a gowne of black cloth colour, London ruffet, or some other profitable colour, so that it be not black, of v' or v' iiij* the yard, and to every of the pore women one ell of cloth at xij d or xiiij d the ell ; and to every of the said men and women vj' 1 in money for their dinners. To my son John Rowe and his wife eche a black gown of xvj s the yard - to every of his children, i. e. to his sons black coates, to his daughters black gowns or frocks of x* the yard - to my son-in-law Thomas Randall and my daughter Mary his wife, eche a black gown of xvj* the yard, and to every of his fons black coates, and to every of his daughters black gowns of x' the yard - to my son William Rowe a black gown, and to his wife a black gowne of xvj' the yard, and to every of his sons black gowns, and to every of his daughters black gowns of x s the yard - to my son Henry Rowe and his wife, eche a black gown of xvj s the yard, and to every of his fons a black coat, and his daugh- ters black gowns of x' the yard - to my son Robert Rowe and his wife eche a black gown of xvj' the yard, and to every of his sons black coates, and his daughters black gowns of x e the yard - to my son-in-law William Garrard, and my daughter Elizabeth his wife, eche a black gowne of xvj* the Vol. III. N X. 3 N yard s 3 o the yard - to his sons and daughters (ut fupra) to my cozin Mary Michelf, daughter of my brother William Gresham, deceased, a ring of gold of xl s - to my brother Edmund Gresham a black gowne of xvj' the yard - to my god-daughter Mary Levsom, my sister Ursula Lewson's daughter, v marks. To my sister Cicily Cioll, a black gowne of xvj s the yard, and vj' xiij s iiij d in money - to my brother in-law James Elliot, and my sister Elizabeth his wife, eche a black gowne of xiij' iiij d the yard, if they be at my burial ; Otherwile iiij 1 betwixt them - to my said sister Elizabeth Ellyot x 1 - to Mary Eilyot my god-daughter vj 1 xiij s iiij* - to my brother-in-law Thomas Heyton and his wife, eche a ring of gold of xj s - to my sister-in-law Ann Goodwyn, late wife of John Goodwyn, deceased, a ring of gold of xl ! - to the porest of her children vj 1 xiij 5 iiij d - to my friend Nicholas Spencer, merchant-taylor, iiij 1 to make a ring, and to Mary his wife xl' similiter - to my cozin Henry Younge, merchant-taylor, iij', and to his wife xl', and to his son Samuel, my godfon, v marks - (other legacies to the amount of xvj 1 xiij 5 iiij d ) - to my cozin Bullingham, late wife to Mr. Bullingham, Bishop of Worcester, deceased, a ring of gold of xl s - (other legacies to the amount of xxxiiij 1 vj* viij d ; - to every of my men servants black coats, and my women servants black gowns of x ! the yard, and to every of my women servants xl', and to every of my men servants xxvj' viij d - (other legacies to fervants vij 1 ) - to my cozin Mary Stychborne, my god-daughter, iij" to Henry Stychborne, her brother, iij' - (other legacies iij' vj 5 viij d ) - to the Hospital of Great Saint Bartholomew, Little Saint Bartholomew, and St. Thomas, eche v' - amongst poore householders in London and Hackney x', a preference to those of the parifh of Alhaliows, Bread-street - to every poore householder in the parish of Saint Martin Outwich, ij 3 vj d - to pore maids manages x 1 , after the rate of x' a-pece to pore scholars in the Universities studying divinity x', after the diicretion of Mr. Alexander Nowell, Dean of Paul's, or my executor, if he be dead - to my godfon William Cotton, late of Queen's College, Cambridge, l'- - to my son John Rowe, certain plate and furniture - to my son William Rowe similiter, but a much greater quantity - to my daughter Elizabeth Garrard similiter - to Grysell Levvfon, my sister's daughter, xx nobles - to my son William Rowe, certain plate and furniture a great quantity to my son Henry Rowe, certain plate and furniture - to my son Robert Rowe, plate and household furniture; to him also my lease, which I obtained of the merchant-taylors company, of the messuage, garden and tenements and merits thereto belonging, wherein I now dwell, in the parish of Saint Martin Outvvich, upon condition that he pay to my executor the sum of ccl 1 towards the performance of my will, and dwell in the said house himself j otherwife to my son Henry, under the same condition : if both refuse, then to my son-in-law Thomas Randall under the same condition ; and if he refuse, then the said lease to be sold. The residue of my goods, one moiety to my son William Rowe, the other to such children of my daughter, Mary Randall, as have not heretofore been advanced out of the goods of my late husband, their grandfather, except out of the said refidue c 1 to remain in the custody of my said son William, to this pood intent and purpose, that yf any of my sons or daughters, or their children, fall in decay, then the said William Rowe, his executors or administrators, to distribute the same amongst them. Executors - my said son William Rowe,- and my son-in-law William Garrald, to eahe of whom x' - Overfeer, Mr. Alexander Nowell, Dean of Paul's, whom I mod heartily praie for the love that he bearethe to the truth, that he wolde earnestlye travel withe all my sonnes and daughters, as neede shall requier, that they keepe brotherlie love amonge themselves, that they, never flyde backe from the profession of the gospell, that theye feare God and his judgments, that theye studye to lyve honestlie and godlye durynge their lyves, that after this lief, theye maye comme to the kingedome of heaven - to him v 1 for a ring, aud v 1 (over and above the x' before given) to be distributed to such fcholars in the Universities, as are, or in his judgment are like to prove godlye, learned and painfull preachers of the gospel.
      Codicil - giving to the amount of x 1 x', and a great deal of household stluff, such as beds, pillows, blanketts, &c. to her servants. Two bonds from Sir Thomas Grelham, Knight, late deceafed, to the teftatrix, the one for m.cccccc 1 , the other for cix 1 given to her son William Rowe, gentleman, one of the executors, 10 Nov. 1582.