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Volume 1

A CALANDAR OF WILLS RELATING TO THE COUNTIES OF NORTHAMPTON AND RUTLAND PROVED IN THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACON OF NORWICH            1510 TO 1652

 

pp 18   Book D 1527 – 1532

            Empson, William, Kingsthorpe    Folio? 194

            Empson, William, Brafield           Folio? 45           N/A

pp 54    Book M 1547 – 1557

            Empson, John: Scaldwell            Folio? 20

pp 82    Book V 1578 – 1589

            Empson, William: Scaldwell        Folio? 371

pp 129  Second Series 1610 – 1644

           1638. Empson, William: Moulton E.150

 

Volume 2         (Note: bound with volumes 5,6 & 14)

A CALANDAR OF CHANCERY PROCEEDINGS, BILLS AND ANSWERS FILED IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST.           

 

Volume 1          No Empsons

Volume 2

pp 1     Bundle E.1.       21 Empson versus Bayley etc.

pp 4     Bundle E.6.       12 Empson versus Lemyng

pp 7     Bundle E.11.     38 Empson versus Gathorne, etc.

pp 14    Bundle E. 22.    12 Empson versus Lemyng

pp 18    Bundle E. 30.    24 Empson versus Cornwell       

 

Volume 3

ROYALIST COMPOSITION PAPERS     1 & 2 Series

Volume 1         A to F

 

pp 158  Empson, George,           1st Series, xxiii, 704; lii, 581.       2nd Series, vi, 796 to 803

            Gregory,                        1st Series, xxiii, 702                    2nd Series, lii, 589

            Hy.,                              1st Series, vi, 539; lxxxvi, 163

            Thomas,                        1st Series, xxiii, 702, 704,707, 710, 712, 713, 717.

                                                                                                2nd Series, lii, 581

            William,                        1st Series, xxiii, 704,707.            2nd Series, lii, 681 to 593.

 

Volume 4

BILLS OF PRIVY SIGNET, COMMONLY CALLED SIGNET BILLS,

1584 to 1596 & 1603 to 1624,

WITH A CALENDAR OF WRITS OF PRIVY SEAL 1601 to 1603.

 

No Empsons.

 

Volume 5                     (See Volume 2 above)

Volume 6                     (See Volume 2 above)

Volume 7                     (Missing?)

 

Volume 8

WILLS PROVED AND ADMINISTRATIONS GRANTED IN THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF BERKSHIRE          1508 to 1652

 

No Empsons

 

Volume 9                     (See Volume 2 above)

 

Volume 10

WILLS PROVED IN THE PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY 1383 to 1558

            Volume 1                     [Volume 2 No Empsons]

 

pp 189  1556     Empson, Richard, ------, London.             

10 Ketchyn

1503           Emson, Hebson, Formerly, Joan, St Mary Magdalene, Southwark, 

28 Blamyr

 

Volume 68                    1944

ACTS OF ADMINISTRATION IN THE PEROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY.

1649–1654

 

pp. 117

Empson, William. Kingston-upon –Hull, Yorks. 1653-4. Volume III Folio 269.

 

Volume 69                    1945

WILLS PROVED IN THE CONSISTORY COURT OF NORWICH.1370-1550

 

pp. 142

1535     Empson, Ellen, late the wyffe of Robert Empson, Norwich, Wid.     163 Godsalve*

1534     Empsonne, Robert, late of Fyldallinge, nowe of Norwich.               166 Platfoote*

1472-7  Empson, William, Smalburgh.                                                     3 Gilberd*

1513     Empson, William, Parson of St. Margaret, Norwich.                      235 Johnson*

1500     Emson als. Fatrer, Fayrer, Robert, Keswike, All Sts, Norwich        192 193 Ryxe*

1473     Emson, William, South Walsham                                                30 Cobald*

 

 

* Name                         Dates                            No. of Wills

44 Platfoote                   1530 to 1535                 185

10 Gilberd                     1472 to 1477                 104

30 Johnson                    1510 to 1513                 259

27 Ryxe                        1504 to 1506                 646

13 Cobald                      1465 to 1468                 380      

 

Volume 80

PEROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILLS        Volume XII  1694-1700

 

No EMPSON entries

 

Emson, Thomas, Married, Sastrup (? Sausthrope), Lincs; Wapping, Whitechapel, Middlesex;

[Died in HMS “New Falmouth”]

Probate Act Book: 25     Year: 1696        Folio: 9

 

Note: The following were also recorded as dying in HMS “New Falmouth”:

 

Thomas Pugsley, married, St. Paul, Shadwell, Middlesex.

Probate Act Book: 85     Year: 1696        Folio: 78

 

Draper, Gilbert, Deptford, Kent.

Probate Act Book: 103   Year: 1694        Folio: 119

 

Chapman, Thomas, St. Mary, Newington, Surrey. HMS “Swallow” died in “New Falmouth” at Cadiz Bay.

Probate Act Book: 17     Year: 1696        Folio: 133

 

Their details suggest that the New Falmouth was a ‘London’ ship.

 

Volume 81  

INDEX TO ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE PEROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY

            Volume IV        1596-1608

 

No EMPSON entries

 

Volume 82

INDEX TO TESTAMENTARY RECORDS IN THE COMMISARY COURT OF LONDON

            Volume I          1374-1488

 

No EMPSON entries

 

Volume 83

INDEX TO ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE PREOGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY

            Volume V         1609-1619

 

No EMPSON entries

 

Volume 84

INDEX TO WILLS AT CHELMSFORD     Volume III        1721-1858

 

No EMPSON entries      (A few EMSONS)

 

Volume 85

INDEX OF CASES IN COURT OF ARCHES        1660-1913

 

pp133   3136

 

EMPSON v. HOOKE, 1669: John Empson versus Elizabeth Hooke, als. MAYNARD;

Legacies of Robert Maynard, of St. James, Dukes Place, Middlesex, and William Maynard, of the Isle of Wight. A6.

 

A6 = Act Books 1660-1773 being chronological record of business transacted by the court.

Note: The earlier records were destroyed in the great fire of London!

 

Volume 86

INDEX TO TESTAMENTARY RECORDS IN THE COMMISARY COURT OF LONDON

            Volume II         1489-1570

 

pp 90    Empson, Empson’, John, Priest, St. P. --.  (No Probate)

            Year 1500,        Register 8         Folio 216V

            Emson, William, St. An. St Ag.; Probate

            Year 1512         Register 3         Folio 67V

            William, [St. Bri.]; Administration

            Year 1543         Register11         Folio 97             [9 280v, 286v]

 

Volume 87

INDEX OF THE PROBATE RECORDS OF THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACON OF BERKSHIRE. VOLUME II       1653 TO 1710

 

No Empsons.

 

Volume 88

PROBATE RECORDS OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF ELY.         1513 TO 1857

 

pp 65    EMPSON, Alice, Litlington.                                 1543,                WR* 1:201

            EMPSON, Roger, Litlington, husb.                      W* 1592,           WR* 5:55         

(Needs to be checked but this might mean “Husbandman”.)

            EMPSON, Senior, Litlington, Malster.                  W* 1602,           WR* 6:127

            IMPSONNE, Elizabeth, Gamlingay, Widow.         W* 1623,           WR* 8:21

            Alice, Gamlingay, Spinster.                                W* 1624,           WR* 8:21

            William, Litlington, Yeoman.                               W* 1625,           WR* 8:50

            Edward, Steeple Morden.                                    W* 1647,           WR* 9:89

            Elizabeth, Steeple Morden, Widow.                     W*  1652

 

* W       Indicates that an original will exists; it is followed by the year the will was proved.

*WR     Indicates that the will was registered, and the following numbers indicate the volume number and the folio divided by a colon.

 

Volume 89

TESTAMENTORY RECORDS IN THE ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF LONDON

            Volume 1         1363 to 1649

 

pp 125  EMPSON          [Emsone als Emsdon], Richard, Bachelor, St. Botolph, Aldgate;

                                    Administration to John Empson, als Emson, brother.

                                    Year 1627         Register 6         Folio 23v

Stephen, All Hallows the Great; Administration to Cecily Empson, relict.

Year 1590         Register 2         Folio 42

Thomas, All Hallows London Wall; Administration to Joan Empson, relict.

Year 1594         Register 3         Folio 11v

                       

Volume 90                   

PROBATE RECORDS OF THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF SUFFOLK

1444 – 1700      A – K

 

No Empsons    

 

Volume 91                   

PROBATE RECORDS OF THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF SUFFOLK

1444 – 1700      L - Z

 

No EMPSON entries

 

Volume 92

ADMINISTRATIONS AND INVENTORIES OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF NORTHAMPTON

            PART II                        1711-1800

 

No EMPSON entries

 

Volume 93

PROBATE RECORDS OF THE COURTS OF THE BISHOP AND ARCHDEACON OF OXFORD       1516-1732         Volume 1            A – K

 

Empson, Imson, William, Junior, Leafield, 1709, Bd. 107.314; 168/4/6

Impson, James, Labourer, Leafield, Shipton-under-Wychwood, 1714. w. 208.1; 126/2/18

William, Leafield, Shipton-under-Wychwood, 1728 w. 207.226; 126/3/11

 

“W” = Wife.

 

Volume 94

PROBATE RECORDS OF THE COURTS OF THE BISHOP AND ARCHDEACON OF OXFORD       1516-1732         Volume 2            L- Z

 

No EMPSON entries!

 

 

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