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Tobell Aylmer

PROB 11/312 Juxon 103-150 Will of Tobell Aylmer, Draper of London 16 September 1663

Editorial history

15/12/11, CSG: Restructured page

Abstract & context

Suggested links

See profile of Tobell Aylmer

See PROB 4/7909 Inventory of Tobell Aylmer, 1664, ff. 1-3

See Edith Perrin will (Possible sister-in-law; lived with Tobell Aylmer; mentioned in his will)

See The Corner or Old Corner, near Ludgate (and Old Bailey), London (Probable home of Tobell Aylmer in late 150s & early 1660s)
See Ludgate Hill

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[RH Margin] T:m Tabell Aylmer

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN This p:sent six and Twente Day of July in the year of our Lord Christ 1657 I Tobell Aylmer citizen and draper of London being in helth of body and soundnesse of mind to God alone be the praised doth make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following

FIRST I will and bequeath my Soule as God my Maker that gave it trusting above and only in Christ my Saviour By whose merritts and passion is salvation to and me and to all believing christians My Body to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named My iust and due debts being paid and ffunerall charges

ITEM I give to my dear daughter Margrett Grigg all my Lands in Southwoode (CSG: or Southwoude) after y:e decease of Edith perine with twenty Shillings yearely to be paid by the said Edith perin[1] unto my daughter Margrett whose Estate is only for her life upon the payment of the XXXXXXX Part of the twenty shillings yet XXXXX


And to her heirs forever

ITEM I give moore unto my dear daughter Margarett to whom I have already given a portion and to her Eyres forever all my Lands att Snow Hill near Holborne conduit[2] But my Will and Meaning is that the full proffitt or Rent shall be paid unto my Executrix for seven years after my death for and towards the payment of my debts

ITEM I give to my Grandchild Mary Grigg and to her Eyres forever my five little houses in Blacke Raven Alley in Chree church prsh if she shall attaine to the age of one and twenty yeare or day of Marriage

ITEM my mind & will is And I make and ordaine my goode freinde Edith perin of London Widdow my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament And I give unto her All my Goods and householdestuffe whatsoever as shall my house on Ludgatehill and the house where now I dwell[3] And the Rent and proffitt of my lease of the chequer at Doughgate[4] And my Lease in Carter Lane[5] so long as shee shall live for and towards y:e true payment of my iust debts some of which shee the said Edith is ingagedd with and for and hath promised payment of the Residue being in all abought thurten hundred pounds or ther aboughts and for her better security long since I have by deed conveyghed unto her my Lease where now I live and all my householdstuffe & goods whatsoever w:ch now I doe confirme unto her

Also I give and bequeath unto Edith my Executrix for the better Inabling her in paying my debts I give and bequeath all debts Bills Bonds Statutes Doquets whatsoever and oweing unto me of what person soever in this world not ommitting of her care and ffaithfulness in pformeing of this my Will and some as her trust not heare expressed concerning my daughter and Grandchild especially As also concerning some other relations which I wholely leave to her mind and after my debts are iustly paid

IN WITNES hereof I publish this my last will and Testament and sett hereunto my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

Tobell Aylmer published in the p:rsence of William CXXXX Henry ??Sanders ?Ann:e Gultford

Edith Perin Executrix



Possible primary sources

Possible secondary sources

  1. Possible sister-in-law; lived with Tobell Aylmer in late 1650s. See Edith Perrin will
  2. Wheatley (1891) writes: "Snowhill, Holborn, the confined, circuitous, narrow and steep highway between Holborne Bridge and Newgate. Stow writes it Snor Hill and Snore Hill (pp. 144, 145); Howell, Sore Hill, adding "now vulgarly called "Snow Hill;" but Hatton writes Snow Hill without any comment. When Skinner Street was built in 1802 Snow Hill ceased to be the highway between Newgate Street and Holborn." (Henry B. Wheatley, London Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Tradition (London, 1891), p. 259)
  3. Tobell Aylmer's inventory refers to "the lease of two Messuages or Tenem:ts on Ludgatehill in the pish of S:t Brides", which were valued at £xl CHECK ORIGINAL (PROB 4/7909)
  4. Tobell Aylmer's inventory values the lease of the Chequer at £400 and describes it as "a Messuage or tenem:t belonging to y:e Company of Drapers called y:e chequer att Dowgate" (PROB 4/7909); John Stow writes: "[Great Bush-lane] Out of this Lane on the said side, is Chequer-yard, which hath a Passage into Dowgate-hill, and is a good open Place; in which is seated Plumbers Hall, a good handsome Building. Likewise on the South Side is a Passage into Hand-yard. which is but ordinary, and falls into Thames-street. And on the same Side is the Chequer Inn, which hath a Gate or Passage into Dowgate-hill, and Inn of no great Account, being chiefly for Livery-Stables and Horses." (John Stow and John Mottley, A survey of the cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent ...: Being an improvement of Mr. Stow's, and other surveys, by adding whatever alterations have happened in the said cities, &c. to the present year ... (London, 1773), p. 498)
  5. Tobell Aylmer's inventory refers to "ITEM the lease of a Messuage or tenem:t belonging to the Company of ?Goldsmith in Carter lane in y:e pish of S:t Mary ?Mawdling CC:li; ITEM the lease of four tenem:ts belonging to the Bishop of London in Carter Lane in the parish of S:t Gregory valued at ?LC:li" (PROB 4/7909)