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Cruxston, Simon

Male Abt 1520 - 1584


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  • Born  Abt 1520  Of Soper Lane, St Pancras, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Y  [1
    Buried  22 May 1584  St Mary Le Bow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I05414  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2015 

    Family  Catherine,   b. Abt 1530, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 13 Jul 1586, St Mary Le Bow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1549  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cruxston, Catherine,   d. Bef 1586
     2. Cruxston, Ellen,   b. Abt.1551, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1586, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Cruxston, Martha,   b. Abt. 1552, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1592 and 1593, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Cruxston, Susan,   b. Abt 1553, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Nov 1578, All Hallows Honeylane, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Cruxston, Anne,   c. 27 Aug 1555, St Mary Le Bow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1586
     6. Cruxston, John,   b. Abt. 1556, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1586
    >7. Cruxston, Jane,   b. Abt 1558, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Jun 1638, Merthlyn, Ruthin, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01626  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Possibly Welsh

      Will of Symon Cruxson or Cruxston, Mercer of London 27 May 1584 PROB 11/67
      In the name of God Amen the twenty-eight day of March anno domini one thousand five hundred eighty four and in the sixth and twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith I Symon Cruxston citizen and mercer being of whole mynd and memory but not in perfect health of body thanks be given to almighty god I do make and ordain this my present testament and last will in manner and form following that is too say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty god my maker and creator......



      Symon Croxton was granted a lease of the house in Cheap in which Agnes (probably an error for Anne) Phillipps, widow, lived, in 1567-8, to begin after her death, for 21 years. The fine was 20 at the ensealing, 40 a year after entry, and 40 two years after, with 10 also as pawn for a standing cup of that value which Sir Thomas Chamberleyne, kt., had promised to give. Croxton paid the 5 rent from 1570 to 1583. Simon Cruxson, citizen and mercer, of the parish of St. Mary le Bow, probably the same man, died in 1584 leaving his goods and leases to his wife Katharine. She paid the rent from 1584 to 1586, when she died, leaving the lease of her dwelling house and of the '2 rooms backwards' which belong to the parson of the church to her daughter Martha, wife of John Robynson. John Robynson, mercer, paid 200 fine for a lease of the property in 1586-7, and paid the 5 rent from 1586 to 1597. (fn. 11) Abraham Stephen (? recte) Speckarte paid the rent as Robinson's assign from 1597 to 1599, and Abraham Speckarte paid the same from 1599 to 1638. In 1610 Speckart, tenant of the Black Raven in Cheapside, sued for a new lease. He was offered a lease for 25 years from the expiry of the old lease, at a fine of 400, abated to 370 because he was the queen's servant, to be paid 150 in hand and the rest at year to year. On further negotiation the term was extended to 31 years, and the fine abated to 350 because paid in full in hand. Speckart is recorded as paying 330 in full for his lease in 1610-11. (fn. 12)

      From: 'St. Mary le Bow 104/14', Historical gazetteer of London before the Great Fire: Cheapside; parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Martin Pomary, St Mary le Bow, St Mary Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane (1987), pp. 261-266. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=8468 Date accessed: 08 January 2009.

      London Subsidy Roll 1582 Normalized Index
      R. G. Lang, Two Tudor Subsidy Assessment Rolls for the City of London: 1541 and 1582, London Record Society Publications 29 (1993).

      V V V VVV V
      Cruxton Cruxton Simon 10 202

      1582 London Subsidy Roll - Cordwainer Ward St Mary Le Bow
      ... Edmond Pierson (10), 10, John Edwardes (8), 8, John Barnes (20), 20, Symon Cruxton(10), 10, William Beere (8), 8, William Howland (15), 15, ...


      London: - Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem, City of London, 1485-1561
      Burials.
      Inquisitions of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth.
      William Locke.
      County: London
      Country: England
      Before the death of the said William Locke, one Thomas Locke, his father, deceased, was seised of 2 messuages in the parish of the Blessed Mary of the Arches (de Arcubz), in a certain lane there commonly called Bowe Lane, late in the tenure of Thomas Parise and now of Simon Croxton; ....The said 2 messuages now in the tenure of Simon Croxton are held of the Queen in chief by knight's service, and are worth per ann., clear, 4. ...

      In 1531-2 Thomas Paris held two tenements from the Minoresses for a total of 5 rent. They may have occupied the middle part of 24 on the Bow Lane frontage (perhaps 24C-D). In 1539-40 Paris was said to hold the property, now a tenement with shops, cellars, and solars, under a lease for a term of 31 years granted to Thomas Alborough. William Lock acquired the freehold from the Crown in 1540. Paris was dwelling in the house in 1550 when William Lock bequeathed the property to his son John Lock, probably for the term of his life. William died in 1550. The property then passed to William's son Thomas Lock, who in 1554, the year of his death, granted it to feoffees to hold to his use and that of his wife Mary and then to the use of his son William Lock, who died in 1558. In 1561, when Mary was still alive and Matthew Lock had the reversionary interest as the heir of Thomas Lock, the property was worth 4 a year clear and was held by Simon Croxton. This tenant was presumably the Simon Cruxson, citizen and mercer of this parish, who died in 1584 leaving his interest in his leases to his widow Katharine, who herself died in 1586. (fn. 28)

      From: 'St. Mary le Bow 104/24', Historical gazetteer of London before the Great Fire: Cheapside; parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Martin Pomary, St Mary le Bow, St Mary Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane (1987), pp. 313-325. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=9176 Date accessed: 08 January 2009.


      Will of Elyn Gresham, 1550. In the name of god Amen The sixte daye of July in the yere of o*" Lorde god a thousand fyre hundreth and fyftie And in the fourthe yere of the Reigne of o' soueraign lorde Edward the yi^ by the grace of god kinge of England ffiiiunce and Ireland defender of the &ith and of the Ghurche of England and Ireland in earth the supreme heade I Elyn Gresh'm of London widowe being hole of mynde and in good and p'fytt remembrance, laude and prayse be given to Almightie god do make ordeyn and dispose this my p'nte testament and last will in man' and forme following, that is to saye flfirst and principally I giue and comend my soule vnto Almightie god my mi^er Savio' and Redemer In whome and by the merites of whose most blessed death passion and glorious Resurrection I trust and beleve to be saved and to have full and clere remission and forgivenes of my synnes And I will my bodye be buryed in the churche of Seynt Pancrace in london yf I fortune to decease within the Citie of London in the place where the bodye of Wilyam Gresham my late husbonde lyeth buried or nere vnto the same. ... Also I bequeathe to Symon Cruxton all my leaden weightes w* beame and Skales....



  • Sources 
    1. [S00102] St Mary Le Bow London Parish Registers.