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2.9 Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is the origin place of Christopher Helme/Elme who settled in RI. Thus, his links are being sought as well as to explore the extent of Helme/Elme families (and associated families) there.

ELMES OF LONG SUTTON
In their crest, note the similarity of the crest to the Henley branch _ just 2 elm leaves short on each bar.

[MS. C. 23, Heralds' College, Dodsworth MS. 22, f.55. Add MS. 5822 (Cole).]

ARMS: Ermine, two bars sable, each charged with three elm_leaves, or.

John Elmes, from Northamptonshire, living at Long Sutton married Mary dau of William Cockson of Long Sutton.

John and Mary had a son, William (1), of Long Sutton who married Elizabeth dau of John Payne (or Baynes) of Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

William Elmes (1) and Elizabeth (nee Payne) had a son, William (2) of Long Sutton.

William Elmes (2) aet, 35 in 1617; aet, 38 in 1619; bur at Long Sutton.
Will dated 21 March 1648_9: proved 3 April 1649. His first wife was Grisill, (mother of Christopher) was dau of Richard Spratt of Barney, Norfolk; bur at Long Sutton.
William's second wife was Anne Smith, widow of Reepham; mar. lic. 9 July 1617, aet 30. His third wife was Priscilla, dau of .......... Wentworth of Waltham;
bapt there 14 June 1594; mar. lic. 28 Aug 1619, aet 24; mar at Waltham 1 Sept 1619(?). Some records has erroneously made Priscilla the mother of Christopher. Priscilla had no children.
This pedigree shows William (2) and Grisill having the following children:

Thomas Elmes, 1st son, aet. 30, 1634
William Elmes, 2nd son, aet 24, 1634
Richard Elmes, aet 21, 1634
Christopher Elmes, doubtful if alive 21 March 1648_49 (News traveled slowly then; he was in New England)
Mary Elmes living 1648_49 and married .... Gaps or (?) Gyps
John Elmes = Katharine dau of William Twells (?) of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Robert Elmes
George Elmes
Nicholas Elmes
James Elmes living 21 March 1648_49
The disposition of Christopher's siblings is not presently known. William died in England.

Elmes Family Crests and Armes
Note that Stamford and Long Sutton are in Lincolnshire

ELMES OF STAMFORD (Lincolnshire)

("Valuation of Northamptonshire,1564 and 1618", p.18, Ed W.C. Metcalfe)

ARMS: "Ermine, two bars sable, each charged with five elm_leaves, or".

Sir John Elmes of Henley_on_Thames, Knight, died 4 May 1491 married Elizabeth, dau. and heir of William Browne of Stamford by his wife Margaret; mar. in 1457. Will dated 11 April 1510, proved 17 May 1511.

Sir John Elmes and his wife, Elizabeth had two children: William (1) and Margaret (2).

William (1) Elmes of Inner Temple and of Stamford, aet 26 in 1491. Will dated 22 March 1504_5; proved 1504_5; mentions wife Elizabeth and her mother Joan Ewerby. William Elmes married Elizabeth and dau. and coheir of John Iwardby or Ewerby: born 24 Aug. 1475; proof of age 30 October 1518.

Margaret (2) Elmes died 1 August 1471; buried at Stamford All Saints.

Note from editor [I give this scrap of a pedigree merely because of the connection of the Elmes family with Stamford, and their descent from the Ewerbys _ A. R. M.]

Comments: It appears that this was the Henley_on_Thames branch found last year. We knew they were descended from the Northamptonshire branch, but this now connects to Lincolnshire too.

Because of the "Inner Temple" connection _ this branch would have known the Pinneys and the Gillingham Helmes _ It is possible that the Gillingham branch will eventually be connected to Northamptonshire,like the Henley and Long Sutton branches.

Stamford is in Lincolnshire, to the west of Long Sutton where Christopher originated

Lincolnshire Record Office CD Rom (continued)
It has ELM , but no Elmes or Helmes
No other useful data

MANORIAL RECORDS

Lincolnshire Archives:
Collections containing the majority of manorial records are mentioned below:_

Crowle Manor
Holland Deposit (HD) Manorial
Kirton Lindsey Manorial
Lindsey Manorial
Manorial records _ various A_W
Estate and family records, town and borough records
Solicitors' collections (eg Smith of Horbling)
Bishops' Possessions, "Parliamentary Surveys" (Lincoln Diocese).

(The Kirtons and the Lindseys were found in large numbers in the Caribbean). John Helme of Charles County, MD appeared in court as a witness for a Mrs Lindsey in Virginia.

Nearly all the church records are on microfiche. The one that seems of most interest to us is as follows:

Place sought: SUTTON ST MARY
Notes for Sutton St Mary (LONG SUTTON)
County division: Holland
Wapentake: Elloe
Poor Law Union: Holbeach
Deanery (CofE) Elloe (East)
Circuit (Methodist): Holbeach
Hamlets: None

Church of England
Church of St Mary
Parish Registers Microfiche
Baptisms 1669_1924
Marriagies 1670_1931 Mar index vol.
Burials 1669_1936 1754_1812 no 14
1813_1837 no 14
( 28 fiches)

Banns books
1817_1929 Long Sutton Par 2/1.2

Bishops Transcripts
1561_1812 MF4.503,504 (MF is usual microfilm ref)
1813 _ 1859 MF4/277,278
Non Conformist churches
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1839
Primitive Methodist Chapel 1842
UFMC Chapel
Baptist Chapel 1842
Congregational Chapel 1818

Monumental Inscriptions
Church of St Mary (rec 1984) SR
Baptist Chapel 1883_1984 (rec 1986) SR
Cemetry (rec 1988) SR

Civil Parish
Settlement Certificates 1740_1769 Index
Settlement Examinations 1764 Index
Removal orders 1701,1702,1708,1760,1763 Index
Bastardy records 1763,1764,1765,1767,1789, index
Apprenticeship indentures 1704_1764 Index

Other information at Lincolnshire Record Office (County Archive)

RHODES

Brian Rhodes asked for documents in connection with the Rhodes family and there were about 25 pages, each containing 3 names/document.
Names requested by Don Strahle, the principal author of an important book on Christopher Helme/Elme of Long Sutton, are as follows:
Surname, First Name(s), Place, Occupation, Date _ year month day, Other details, Archive Ref.

TWELLS

Twells, Alice, Burton Pedwardine, 1530 09 04, LRS 24 P 44/1
Twells, Harriett Elmore, Heckington, married woman, 1896 02 24, Wife of Thomas E Twells, Wills 1896/95
Twells, John, Walcott, Farmer, 1894 07 24, Wills 1894/408

COCKSON (i will not repeat the surname to save typing)

Christopher, Thorpe (Fallows), Bachelor, Stow Wills 1666_8/196
Elizabeth, Cammeringham, Widow, Stow Wills 1640_50/524
Elizabeth, Gainsborough, Widow, Stow Wills 1619/109
John Cockson, Broxholme, Carpenter, Stow Wills 1684_66/250
John Cockson, Lea, Stow Wills 1569_71/6
John Cockson, Willingham (Stow), Yeoman, Stow Wills 1675_8/162
Margery Cockson, Nettleham, Widow, Stow Wills 1640_50/193
Mary, Broxholme, Stow Wills 1669_71/532
Michael, Nettleham, Husbandman, Stow Wills 1603_6/28
Nicholas, Lea, Stow Wills 1627_9/37
Richard, Broxholme, Farmer, Stow Wills 1681_3/262
Thomas, Aisthorpe, Stow Wills 1582_6/6
Thomas, Lea, Husbandman, Stow Wills 1603_6/62
Thomas, Nettleham, Husbandman, Stow Wills 1626/25
Thomas, Nettleham, Husbandman, will dated 1644, Stow Wills 1640_50/4
William, Gainsborough, Cooper, Stow Wills 1616_18/569
William, Scampton, Stow Wills 1587_90/45

GYPS

None

PAYNE

(these are all fairly recent so are not give full details _ if anyone does want them, however, they are available.

Ann, Burgh Le Marsh, 1855 _ Will
Ann, Navenby, Wife of Thos, 1884 _ Will
Charles, Duddington, Northamptonshire, 1847 00 00, LCC Wills 1847/301
Edward, Hogsthorpe, 1843 _ Will
Elizabeth, Sleaford, Spinster, 1893 _ Will
James Blight, Ingleby, Farmer, 1866 _ Will
John, Bicker, Yeoman, 1861, _ Will
John, Mumby, 1849, _ Will
John, Rippingale, 1813 00 00, LCC Wills 1813/194
John, Sleaford, 1852, Will
John, South Cockerington, Farmer, 1863 _ Will
John, Spalding, 1853 _ Will
Joseph, Boston, 1824 _ Will
Joseph, Mumby, 1853, _ Will
Richard, Hogsthorpe, 1838 _ Will
Richard, Thorpe, 1829, _ Will
Robert, Spalding, Master Mariner, 1880, Will
_o_o_o_nah, Spalding, Widow, 1889, Will
Thomas, Burgh Le Marsh, 1842, Will
Thomas, Helsey, Farmer, 1864, Will
Thomas, Hemingby, 1801 00 00, LCC Wills 1801/1/181
Thomas, Hemingby, 1801 00 00, LCVC Wills 1801/11/181
Thomas, Skirbeck, 1851 _ Will
Thomas, VALPARAISO, S America, 1851 00 00, formerley of Boston _ Admons
William, Boston, 1818, LCC Admons 1818/68
William, Mumby, Farmer, 1883 _ Will
William, Sleaford, 1847 _ Will
Payne & Smith, London, Bankers, 1833 05 14, Bill, Ref: BRACE 2/11

SPRATT

Charlotte, Brighton (Sussex), 1899 _ Will
Hannah, Horncastle, 1853 _ Will
Joseph, Horncastle, Butcher, 1880 _ Will
Samuel, North Owersby, Farmer, 1880 _ Will
Samuel, Scamblesby, Farmer, 1862, _ Will
Uriah, Horncastle, 1840, _ Will
William, Deeping St James, 1801 _ Will

Also, a large number of MEEKS, MEREDITHS, THORPES, and SPENCERS.were found.
This was an introductory look at Lincolnshire. Reaction and follow-up is up to Don Strahle.
It does appear that the Helmes/Elmes of England seem to be bound together.

2.10 London

London has been found to have had a few Helmes and other associates.
An important fact is that the Tilghmans who may have been intermarried with the Helms here came from the Counties around London. Otherwise, the following is a collection of material which references London.

Bredon Parish,London Register
At the SoG, the surname indexes showed a reference to Helme amongst misc papers in a box file. It contained a sheet of paper with the following information:_

ARTHUR HELME (Holme) gent and FRANCES WEST were married 3.6.1630. (Now the Gillingham Helmes had Arthurs and Christophers and they left some money to the West family _ this could explain it.)
CHRISTOPHER son of ARTHUR HELME, gent, baptized 23 Feb 1633.
MRS GRACE HELME, wife of Wm Helme, gent, buried 10 August 1625.
CHRISTOPHER HELME DCL and sometime Rector of this parish, buried 19 March 1634.
DULSABEL dau of ARTHUR HELME gent, baptised 27 January 1632.
vide Bredon Parish Reg Trans.
JOHN HELME gent of Gt Malvern and ABIGAIL MAID to marry at Longdon, mar lic 28 Nov 1749.

Planters, 1657 in Barbados
The London Merchants who financed and promoted the English colonization in the Caribbean were made up of businessmen, the gentry, the nobility and the King who financed expeditions to the Caribbean, India etc. They were often called Merchant Adventurers and some were associated with companies such as The Royal African Company, the East India Company. There was also a consortium of Merchant Adventurers based at York, England. The southern merchants disliked the northern merchants because the northerners would ship goods and raw materials for a lot less money than the southern ones. The merchants also owned plantations across the world and used their London base or York base to arrange their shipping and sell their goods. The investors got their money back with interest, and so did the King. He became the Supreme Monarch of everything they conquered and could raise taxes in those new lands.
Of course, our primary interest in London is the Helmes and associated people. In that connection, the LONDON Records for Helmes, etc., has been searched, and a significant number found.
The list of such Helmes, etc, is shown next. The list comes from LDS Files:for the 1600 to 1700's time period:

Date Name Typ Parents/Spouse Relative
1524 ALICE HELMES
M
JOHN WORDON
1661 ANNE HELME
C
RICHARD/MARY
1547 ROBERT ELAM
M
AMYE HEWYS
1575 WM HELMES
M
JANES HOLLES
1683 ELIZ HELME
C
RICHARD/MARY
1684 ELIZ ELMES
B
REL HENRY GOVER/WM SALK
1577 CHRISTOPHER HELME
M
ALYCE WYRE
1606 LANCELOT ELLAM
C
ROBT
1617 MATTHEW ELLAM
C
ROBT
1541 MARY HELME
Date corrected
C CHRISTOPHER
1587 JOSUA HELLAM C THOS
1574 ISABELL HELLAM C FRANCIS
1576 ROSE HELLAME M JEROME GRYFFYN
1589 ELIZ HELLAM
date corrected
C THOS
1588 WYLLM HELME M ANNES LICHFIELD
1737 JOHN HELME M MARY SELDERD
1602 ELIZ HELLAM M THOS HOLLIS
1544 THOS ELAM M HESTER PETT
1617 JUDITH HELLAM C JOHN
1546 THOS HELLAM
date corrected
M ELIZ WATSON
1640 MARTHA ELAM M BARTHOLOMEW CLIFTON
1610 GEO HELMES C GEO
1594 ELIZ HELLAM M STEPHEN BOLTON
1593 JOHN HELLAM C JOHN
1595 MARGIE HELLAM C JOHN
1611 RICHARD HELME M ISABEL AVERY
1586 THOS HELME
date corrected
M ELIZ WATSON
1606 JONE HELMES C WM
1607 HENRY HELLAM C THOMAS
1554 ELLEN HELMES M GEO GYNE
1614 MARY HELLAME C JASPER
1604 RYCHARD HELLAM C JESPER
1554 ANDREW ELLAM B REL BRIGHAM YOUNG
1663 ELIZ ELLAM C THOS
1556 SAMUEL HELLAM M MARGARETT MOORE
1558 ANNE ELLAM C ANDREW
1559 ANNE HELMES M EDMOND SYNGLE
1564 ANNE HELMES M JOHN BULBECK
1747 HENRY EALAM C JAMES/ANNE
1745 ANN ELAM C JAMES/ANN
1744 FRANCIS ELAM C JAMES/ANN
1741 MARY ELOM C JAMES/SARAH
1739 MARY ELLAM C JAMES/SARAH
1736 WM ELAM C JAMES/SARAH
1727 MARY ELLAM M JOHN ATKINS
1725 JOHN HELMES C JNO/KATHERINE
1723 ELIZ ELAM C GEO/ISABEL
1722 JOHN ELAM C GEO/ISABELLA
1565 THOS HELME
Shows B but is S
M ELIZ SHAW
1717 WM HELMS M ELEANE HOLMES
1699 MARY HELLAM C JAMES/SUSANNA
1698 JAMES HELLAM M SUSANNA BOYDON
1682 WM HELEM M SARAH MORECOCK
1669 THOS HELME M MARGARET MEEK
1663 JOHN HELME C RICHARD
1651 SARAH HELME C THOS/SARAH
1576 EDWARD HELLAM M MARGARET TOMSON
1576 SUSAN HELLAM
C
EDWARD
1650 THOS HELME
C
THOS/SARAH
1648 FRANCIS HELME
C
THOS/SARAH
1646 THOS HELME
M
SARAH EYMELL
1644 FRANCIS HELME
C
THOS/SARAH
1644 ELIZ HELMES
M
JOHN JONES
1641 ANTHONY HELME
M
ANN WILSON
1638 SUSAN HELME
S
ROBERT LINFIELD
1633 MILDRED ELLAM
M
RICHARD LUCKET
1613 ELIZ ELLAM
M
CHRISTOPHER LANMAN
1604 ELIZ HELLMES
C
HENRY HELLMES
1569 JOHN HELME
M
JOANE COTRELL
1572 ISABELL HELLAM
M
JOHN CROSS
1575 MR. HELLAM
B
REL JAS. GIBBONS
1593 THOMAS HELMES
C
THOMAS
1590 JONE HELME
C
THOS
1619 CHRISTOPHER HELME
M
CHARLETTE MARYOTT
1575 GEO ELLUM
C
ROBERT
1651 ALICE ELLUM
C
RICHARD/MARIE
1719 JAMES HELLAM
C
JAMES/CONSTANT_
1651 ELIZ HELMES
C
BENJAMIN
1584 MARGARETT HELLAM
M
MYLES NICHOLSON
1692 ANN ELIM
M
WM GRIFFIN
1682 GRACE HELHAM
C
JOS/GRACE
1649 ANNE HELME
M
HENRY FARQUEST
1577 MRS JASPER HELLAM/N
S
JASPER HALLAN/ HELLAM
1584 JOHN HELLUM
B
REL RODNEY HILLAM SR
1585 DOROTHEAM EALMES
M
THOS LOWEYER OR ROGERS
1587 JOHN HELME
B
REL THOS B. HELME
1601 E_____ HELMES
C
ROBERT HELMES
1592 JOHN HELME
C
MYLES
1594 BRIGGETT HELME
C
MYLES
1595 LUCAY HELME
C
MYLES
1597 ROBT HELME
C
MYLES
1596 THOS HELME/ES
C
MYLES
1590 WM HELME
C
MYLES
1636 ANNA JANE HELM
C
BRIAN/ANNA MARIA
1722 NATHANIEL HELMES
C
HENRY/MARGERY
1641 BRIAN HELM
C
BRIAN/ANNA MARIA
1646 ___ HEALME
C
RICHARD HEALME
1704 MARTHA HELLAM
C
JAMES/ANNE
1647 EMMA HELME
C
JOHN/MARY JANE
1648 ELIZ HELME
C
RICHARD/MARY
1690 GEO HELLAM
C
JAMES/ANN
1709 JAMEWS HELLAM
C
JAMES/ANN
1623 BENJAMIN HELM
C
BRIAN/SARAH
1614 STANARDY HELLAM
C
GEO
1733 ELIZ ELLAME
M
WM FRANKS
1607 HENRIE HELMES
C
HENRIE
1591 AGNES ELLAM
M
JOHAN ___FYTE
1666 MONDEFORD HELME
C
ANTHONY/ELIZ
1602 KATHERINE ELLAM
C
WM
1599 ROBERT ELLAM
M
SUZAN CARPENTER
1644 ROBERT HELME
M
MARGARET LANEY
1599 AGNES ELLAM
C
WM
1705 ELIZ ELAM
M
GEO SALLAWAY
1599 WM ELLAM
M
JANE TREVEY
1591 ARTHUR HELME
M
JANE BREERS
1596 JOHN ELLYM
C
JOHN
1600 MARY ELLAM
C
JOHN
1591 JOHN ELAM
M
ELIZ PORTER
1594 ELIZ ELAM
C
JOHN
1602 AN ELAM
C
JOHN
1593 THOS ELAM
C
JOHN
1594 ELIZ HELMES
M
ROBT. KING
1594 WM HELM
S
MRS BARBARA SWAN
1704 SIMEON HELLAM
M
JANE WRIGHT
1704 MARY HELM
C
WM/ELIZ
1616 WM ELLAMS
C
ROBERT
1685 ANTHONY HELME
M
ELIZ HESTER BALLYDONNE
1705 JOHN HELLAM
C
WM/MARY
1596 ELYZ HELLAM
M
JOH'ES WOODAWARD E
1704 MARY HELM
C
WM/ELIZ
1715 THOS ELLAM
C
WM/ELEANOR
1721 GEO ELLAMS
M
CATHERINE THOMAS
1737 ELIZ ELAM
C
GEO/JANE
1597 RICHARD HELME
M
MARY EVANS
1702 ELIZ HELMS
C
BENJ./MARY
1727 RICHARD ELAM
C
JN0/DEBORAH
1703 MARY HELM
C
BENJ/MARY
1705 JANE HELME
C
BENNIT/MARY
1706 BENNITT HELM
C
BENNITT/MARY
1716 MARY HELLAM
C
JAMES/CONSTANCE
1699 EDWARD HELLAM
M
MARY SANFORD
1599 HENRY ELAM
C
ROBERT
1722 JNO ELLAM
C
JNO/DEBORAH
1669 WM HELLAM
C
WM/ELIZ
1659 SAMUEL HELMES
C
THOS/JANE
1599 JOHN ELLME
M
EDITH JACOBBE
1609 THOS ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1608 PETER ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1621 SUZANNA ELLAM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1620 JOHN ELLAM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1606 SARAH ELAM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1619 ROBERT ELLIM
M
ELIZ PLUM
1619 MARY ELLAM
M
RICHARD YOUNG
see item 1719
1618 ANNE ELLAM
M
JOSEPH BLUDWORTH
1615 SARAH ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1613 MARTHA ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1604 JOHN ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1604 ANDREW ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1602 MARYE ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1718 RACHELL HELME
C
DUTTON/ELIZ
1600 ELIZ ELLYM
C
ANDREW/ELIZ
1641 ANNE HELME
C
JOHN/ANNE
1706 Mrs JAMES HELMES
M
REL WM MORRIS BROWN
1604 KATHERINE ELOM
C
ROBT
1755 WM ELEM
C
WM/MARY
1729 THOS ELAM
C
GEO/ISABELLA
1601 RALPH ELAME
C
ROBERT
1718 ELIZ HELLAM
C
JOHN/REBECCA
1605 MR HELMES
S
JANE
1613 EDWARD HELME
C
JOHN
1607 SARAH HELME
C
JOHN
1605 RICHARD HELME
C
JOHN
1611 JHON HELMES
C
HENRY
1611 JOHN HELME
C
JOHN
1593 JOANNES ELME
C
RICHARD
1672 MARY ELEM
M
RICHARD BAKER
1608 WM(G) ELME
M
ELIZ MORRIS
1614 ANNA EALME
C
WM
1609 THOS HELMES
M
MARIE SIMPSON
1612 EDWARD HELMES
C
EDWARD
1611 ABRAHAM HELMES
C
EDWARD
1620 ANN HELME
C
EDW/MARGERIE
1621 WM HELME
C
EDWARD/MARGERY
1622 MARGERIE HELME
C
EDWARD/MARGARIE
1614 CATHERINE HELMES
C
EDWARD
1617 THOS HELMES
C
EDWARD
1610 ELIZ ELLUM
M
WM CASH
1647 ELIZ HELME
M
THOS MALIN
1612 GEO HELME
M
HELLEN COUPLAND
1611 MARGARETA EALME
C
WM
1653 ROBT HELME
M
ELIZ ROBINSON
1649 JOHN HELMES
M
KATHERINE WARNER
1640 RACHELL HELME
C
ROBT/ANNE
1632 RICHARD HELME
C
ROBT
1629 ISABELLA HELME
C
ROBERT
1640 REBECCA HELME
C
ROBT/ANNE
1643 JOHN HELMES
C
ROBT/AGNES
1638 KATHERINE HELME
C
EDWARD
1615 SARA HELME
C
ROBERT
1624 ELIZ HELME
C
ROBT/ANES LINTOT
1615 SARAH HELME
C
ROBT
1615 PHILLIP ELLIM
C
.
1615 PETTER HELME
M
RACHELL MACHAM
1629 THOMAS
C
JOHN
1627 EDMOND HELMES
C
JOHN
1637 THOS ELAM
M
DOROTHY GALLANT
1620 GEO HELMES
C
JOHN/MARIE
1623 SAMUEL HELMES
C
JOHN HELMES/ HELLEN
1632 FRANCIS HELMES
C
JOHN/MARIE
1643 ELIZ HELMES
C
JOHN/MARY
1616 ALIS
C
JOHN/ELLEN
1745 RICHARD HELME
C
RICHARD/MARY
1690 JAMES HELLAM
M
ANN ASHTON
1639 HENRY GEO. ELAM
C
THOS/MARY ANN
1725 GEO ELLAM
C
GEO/MARY
1744 MARY HELME
C
RICHARD MARY
1679 JOHN HELME
M
MARY REMINGTON
1739 RICHARD HELME
M
MARY HAWKINS
1743 NANCY VAN HELM
M
SAMUEL GOODWIN
1740 CHAS HELME
C
RICHARD/MARY
1744 ELIZ HELMES
C
RICHARD/MARY
1644 THOS HELME
M
REBECCA GRIERSON
1620 ARTHUR HELME
M
MARGARET RYLEY
1644 HENRY ELAM
C
THOS/MARY
1661 MARY ELAM
M
JOHN EST
1644 GABRIELL ELLUM
C
THOS/MARY
1676 JOHN ELAM
M
ANE LEWTON
1706 JOHN ELAM
M
MARY OLIVER
1650 ELIZ ELEM
C
THOS/MARY
1648 EDMUN HELMES
M
ANE TELOR
1669 JANE ELAM
C
EDWARD
1642 PHILLIP ELAM
C
THOS/MARY
1711 ANNE ELLOM
C
SAMUEL
1641 JAMES HELME
M
AGNES GOADE
1640 MARY ELAM
C
THOS/MARY
1641 ANN HELME
M
JAMES HAYES
1618 MARGERY ELAM
C
THOS
1619 JOHN HELM
S
MARY WITHERS
1622 STEPHEN ELLEM
M
ANN GODFRY
1624 PHILIPE HELYAM
M
PHILIPE/MARIE DU QUENE
1626 JOHN HELME
C
JOHN/SARA
1625 JOHN HELME
M
SARAH SPENCER
1603 WM HELME
M
ELIZ FILGRAME
1672 WM HELME
C
JOHN/SARA
1626 ANNE HELME
C
ROBERT
1708 MARTHA EMS
M
ROBT BARTLETT
1716 ANN ELMS
C
ROBERT/SARAH HUMPHREYS
1630 MARY ELME
M
WM McNIGHT
1699 ANN ELMES
C
ROBERT
1736 ANN ELMES
M
JOHN LANE
1631 ELIZ HELME
M
FRANCIS SMITH
1631 ___ ELLEM
C
GUALTER/ELLEN
1631 EFFA HELLAM
M
JOHN GAYLER
1674 WM JOHN HELMES
C
WM JOHN/HARRIETT
1633 ISABELLA HELME
M
DANIEL DAVIS
1722 ANNE HELMES
C
JOHN/ELIZ
1635 JAMES HELME
C
ROBERT/JANE
1645 GEO HELMES
M
ANNE HAYES
1718 GEO ELLAM
M
ISABELLA SAMPLOS
1639 DOROTHY HELLOME
M
WM DOGRELL
1637 RICHARD HELME
C
ROBT/ANNE
1638 MARY HELME
C
ROBERT
1639 ANN ELM
C
JOHN/MARGARET
1639 JANE HELMES
M
BURBRIDGE?
1639 ANN HELME
M
FRANCIS CHEVAL
1640 JOHN HELMES
M
MARY WITHERS
1640 JOHN HELME
M
ANNE EDMONDS
1641 ANNA HELME
M
RICHARD JAMES
1694 JANE ELLEM
M
CHAS LUFKIN
1642 JOHN ELLMES
C
THOS/CHRISTIAN
1745 MARGARET HELM
M
THOS COPE
1685 SARAH HELME
M
ROBT BIGGERSTAFFE
1705 HANNAH HELMES
M
JOHN CHAMBERS
1687 JONATHAN ELLAMS
M
MARGARET TAYLER
1685 SILVESTER HELM
M
MABEL NEWTON
1644 JOHANNA HELMES
M
HENRY YARNETON
1644 WM HELLAM
M
MARY SCOTT
1644 ______ HELMES
C
RICHARD/MARGARET
1645 JONATHAN HELMES
M
CATHERINE
1646 MARY HALLAM
M
RANDALL LAURENCE
1654 WM ELLAM
C
THOS
1646 JOHN ELAM
C
JOHN/ANN
1719 WM HELME
C
WM/SUSANNA
1604 BEN HELMES
C
NATHAN./MARTHA
1647 MARY HELLAM
C
JOHN/MARY
1695 SHADRACK HELMES
C
NATHANIEL/MARTHA
1690 WM HELMES
C
NATHAN./MARTHA
1677 THOS HELM
C
BENNIT/MARY
1677 JAMES HELMES
C
NATHANIEL/MARTHA
1682 JOHN HELMES
C
NATHANIEL/MARTHA
1679 ELIZ HELMS
C
NATHAN/MARTHA
1647 ELIZ ELEM
B
REL J. LANG
1650 ROBERT HELM
M
SARAH BAXTER
1654 SARAH HELME
M
RICHARD ODBER
1685 SARAH ELAMS
C
SAMUEL/MARY
1715 JAMES HELLAM
M
CONSTANT HAYMAN
1715 SARAH HELLAM
M
EDWARD WOOLRIDGE
1721 JOHN ELAM
M
MARY FREEMAN
1660 CHAS HELME
C
THOS/HESTER
1617 THOS HELME
M
ANN DAY
1654 DULCEBELLA HELME
M
FRANCIS RUSSELL
1694 GEO HELLAN
C
JAMES/HANNAH
1735 ANNE ELLAM
M
REL BENJ. PEAl_
1669 ELIZ ELLAM
M
MATT. GARNET
1659 THOS HELME
M
HESTER CLARK
1715 ANN ELLUM
M
THOS ENTWISELL
1685 JOHN HELLAM
C
JOHN/ELIZ
1661 ELIZ ELLAM
M
HENRY LAWRENCE
1663 EMMA HELM
C
JOHN/EMMA
1738 THOS EALLAM
C
GEO/JANE
1669 JOHN HELMES
C
JAMES/ELIZ
1715 ROBT HELME
M
WINNEFRED JONES
1663 ALICE KATE HELMS
C
JAMES/ELIZ.
1664 MARY EALMS
C
RICHARD
1666 JOHN HELLAM
M
KATHERINE PRICE
1669 ELIZ ELLAM
M
MATT.? GARNET
1670 JOHN ELMES
C
WM/ELIZ
1670 AGNES ELMES
M
FRANCIS JEFFRY
1672 SHADRACK HELMES
M
FRANCES BOBITT?
1564 ANNE HELMES
M
JOHN BULBECK
1674 JOHN ELMS
C
JOHN
1682 WM HELME
M
MABEL COOKE
1733 JOHN ELMES
C
JAMES/SARAH
1701 JAMES ELMES
S
SARAH
1689 JOHN ELMES
B
REL WM SALTER
1692 JAMES HELLAM
C
JAMES/ANN
1692 WM HELLIAR
C
WM
1694 GEO HELM
C
GEORGE/MARY
1694 ELIZ HELME
M
RICHARD SMITH
1738 PETER ELLAMES
M
ELIZ GIBSON
1733 HESTER HELLAM
M
JOHN DORMAN
1691 JOHN HELME
M
ANN RAYMAN
1695 RICHARD ELAME
M
MARY MORTON
1695 ______ HELLM
M
MARY BOWERING
1698 SAMUEL HELME
M
MARY WIGMORE
1699 EDWARD HELLAM
M
MARY SANFORD
1699 MARGARET ELOMS
M
JOHN PARKER
1701 WM HELLAM
C
JAMES/ANN
1704 THOS HELME
M
ANN FARGINTER
1720 PETER ELLAMES
M
MARY KENT
1706 WM HELLEN
C
JAMES
1707 ARTHUR ELMES
M
MARY DREDGE
1715 JOHN ELMES
C
REL WM DANIEL SALTER
1716 JOHN ELMES
B
WM/ELIZ
1743 CATHERINE ELMS
M
JOSEPH HARDING
1722 AGNES ELMESC
C
REL WM DAVID SALTER
1719 MARY ELLAM
M
RICHARD YOUNG
see 1619 item
1722 MARY HELLAM
M
PATRICK DRUM
1724 HERIOTT HELLHAM
C
GEO/HANNAH
1595 MARY HEALME
C
RICHARD
1725 CHRISTIAN ELMES
M
REL WM CORNISH
1726 MARY HELM
C
ELIZ
1728 JOAN ELMES
C
RICHARD
1729 GEO ELAM
C
JAMES/ANNE
1729 HANNAH ELEMS
M
REL WM F. POLL_
1733 ISAAC ELMES
M
ELIZ ATWOOD
1737 ANN HELMS
M
THOS TRUMBEL
1738 ANN ELMS
M
STILL HEMING
1742 ELIZ HELMS
M
BARTHOLEMEW RAVISH
1743 CHRISTIANE ELMES
M
THOS MILLER
1744 HANNAH ELMES
M
JOHN MAIZE
1750 RICHARD ELAM
C
RICHARD/ANN
1766 GRACE ELLAMES
M
RICHARD RICHARDSON

At the moment, we are not doing much with this list. From it, we do know that there was a large number. We have a little more specific data on some of them, At the moment, we do not know how many of these were emigrants to the New World. It may be possible to place these in families, and to further trace them or their descendants. Most of the "mentions" of London are scattered among the collected data.

Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries p 342
Fauconberg
, and his wife Jane , dau. of Sir Robert Botler (Butler) of Hertford He died 1658, and was buried in the Fields, London.

2.11 Middlesex

Middlesex County is mentioned in the Genealogical Gleanings in England.

Herewith an extract from Genealogical Gleanings in England _ Page 745

WILL OF ROSE BRUMPSTED of St Martin, Middlesex, spinster, 18 Aug 1665, proved 12 July 1666. To the poor of St Martin's forty pounds, to be distributed as my brother in law Mr JOHN BREEDON, Mr Roberrt Burgh and Mr Samuel Maurice shall think fit, none having under 10 shillings. The poor of Kew Green. My god dau Rose Preston, Charles Thomas and Elizabeth Robinson. To Mr Charles and Mr Robert Breedon, to the use and for the benefit of such children of MR STEPHEN SEDGWICKE when and as they shall think fit, forty pounds with what proceeds or advantage can be made thereof in the mean time. To my god son Robert Breedon all those goods or adventure and advantage thereby arising which I lately sent to New England and came safe to the possession of his father, Captain Thomas Breedon. To my good friend MR FRANCIS THROCKMORTON five pounds out of the money he owes me on bond. MR DODDINGTON, clerk, and Mr St John, Clerk. To my worthy good friend MR VOLENTINE, clerk, to distribute to such of his children as he shall think fit, fifty pounds, out of and as soon as my executors shall receive five hundred pounds (or satisfactorion for the same) remaining still due to me by obligation from COL. WILLIAM LEGG, and not otherwise. To my honored friend MRS MARKEHAM twenty pounds she had of me for a friend. To my worth good friend MR JOHN MARKHAM for the use of his daughter MRS MARY MARKHAM, fifty pounds (on the same conditions as the bequest to Mr Volentine). To my good friends MR STEPHEN SEDGWICK and his wife, MR ZACHEUS BREEDON, MR CHARLES BREEDON, MR RICHARDSON and his wife, young MR THOMAS BREEDON, MR SAMPSON HARBORNE, MRS ELIZABETH EVANS, MRS BURGH, MRS MAURICE, MRS WAKEFIELD, COUSIN HELME and his wife, MRS FENNEY and his wife twenty shillings apiece, or rings to that value. To my dear nephew THOMAS BRUMPSTED the eldes son of my..."
Obviously, the cousin Helme is the point here. The other named individuals are thereby linked.

2.12 Northamptonshire

ELMES have been found in Northamptonshire
Bill Nickson has been to NOrthamptonshire Record Office for us and turned up references to the following wills:_
ARTHUR ELMES Esq of Lilford Northants, 1663, F.129, PCC Will
CHRISTIAN ELMES, widow, (of Thomas Elmes of same) of Greens Norton, Northants, pr 5 May by Sir Thos Dacres and wife Martha, 1635, (53 Sadler) PCC Will
EDMOND ELMES Esq of Lilford, Northants, 1602 (7 Montagne), PCC Will
JOHN ELMES Esq of Lilforde, Northants, 1544 (22 Pynnyng) PCC Will
THOMAS ELMES Esq of Greens North, Northants, 16323, pr 23 July by relict
Christian. PCC Wills GN 146.
WILLIAM ELMES Esq of Lilford, Northants, 1641, pr 24 May by relict
Elizabeth, (62 Evelyn), PCC Will

The will mentioned will likely be found in London.
Nickson has been to the Green's Norton church and can't find any heraldry/monument inscriptions, etc. He plans to visit Lilford.

Northamptonshire Elmes are mentioned in "Genealogical Gleanings in England",Page 490/491

"WILL OF NICOLAS SPENCER of Cople, Bedfordshire, Esq 10 January 1625, proved 17 February 1625. My body to be buried with mine ancestors in the parish church of Cople. To the poor of the parish 10 pounds. Reference to indentures bearing date 6th of this instant January and made between the said Nicholas Spencer of the one part and Sir Oliver Luke of Hawnes, Beds, knight, Sir MYLES FLEETWOOD of London, knight, THOMAS ELLMES of Norton in the Count of Northamptonshire Esq and WILLIAM ELLMES Esq son and heir apparent of the said THOMAS ELLMES, of the other part. Certain manors demised to them and they to pay unto MARY SPENCER, my wife, two hundred pounds per annum, and to pay such debts as I do now owe. To my four daughters, ALICE, MARY, CHRISTIAN AND ROSE SPENCER, two thousand pounds, ie five hundred pounds each. And after debts paid and the said two thousand pounds raised they are to assign and set over to my youngest son, ROBERT such of the lands etc as are situate in Eaton Socon, Mogerhanger and Blanham, and the residue of the said manors, lands and premises unto NICHOLAS SPENCER my eldest son, upon whom part of the said maonors are already entailed, etc. To my brother ARNOLD SPENCER fifteen pounds. To my brother EDWARD SPENCER ten pounds. To my sister MARGARET SPENCER ten pounds. To my sister CICELY SPENCER twenty pounds. To my sister ROSE SPENCER twenty pounds. To my godson JOHN SPENCER, second son of my brother GEORGE, twenty shillings. To my niece MARY GIBBINS, dau of my sister GIBBINS, fifty shillings. to my cousin JOHN COKAINE of Cople twenty shillings. To my cousin DOROTHY, his dau, my god_dau, ten shillings. To my cousin JOHN COKAINE of Hollowaie twenty shillings. To MR GREENOUGH forty shillings. To MR THOMAS WATSON of Cardington, clerk, ten shillings to buy him a book. (other small bequests). To my mother MRS SPENCER three pounds. To my said father in law THOMAS ELLMES ESQ and my brother in law WILLIAM ELLMES Esq (and others) twenty shillings apiece.
In a codicil he refers to his brother JOHN as JOHN SPENCER of Woodend in the parish of Cople, gent and to ELIZABETH WYNNE (evidently the wife of the said JOHN). A legacy to John the son of the said John."

"WILL OF CHRISTIAN ELMES of Green's Norton, in the Co of Northampton, widow, late wife of THOMAS ELMES of Green's Norton Esq lately deceased, 12 Oct 1632, proved 5 May 1635. Eldest son WILLIAM ELMES of Lileford, Northampton, Esq. Second son THOMAS ELMES OF Warmington. Third son ANTHONY ELMES of Fawsely. My goods at Casswell Dairy house and my house at Norton. GRACE ELMES the wife of ANTHONY and daughter of SIR ROBERT BEVILL of Chesterton, Hunts, knight of the Bath. The lands descending to my son ANTHONY cannot feed or depasture any more but 2500 (sheep) at five score to the hundred, nor in my father Hickling's time nor in my late dear husband's time there were at any time more kept or could possibly be kept etc.
To my eldest and well beloved daughter MARY SPENCER of Cople, Bedfordshire, widow, one hundred pounds. My daughter the LADY MARTHA DACRES, wife of SIR THOMAS DACRES of Chesthunt, Herts., knight. My third daughter ELIZABETH HAWFORD, wife of WILLIAM HAWFORD of Wellam, Leic., Esq. My fourth daughter, ALICE FOUNTAINE, wife of THOMAS FOUNTAINE of Hampton, Northampton, Esq. My youngest daughter, the LADY FRANCES HESILRIGGE, wife of SIR ARTHUR HESILRIGGE of Nosely, Leic, Bart."

The above wills connect the Elmes of Norton, Greens Norton, Great Lilford, Henley_On_Thames, Warmington and Fawsely with the Spencers and several other families.

WILL OF ZACHEUS BREEDON of Croulton, Northamptonshire 10 Dec 1662 proved 1 Oct 1662. Mentions SEDGEWICK, COLEMAN, GUISE, RICHARDSON, LAWSON, MITCHELL, KENT. EDMUND SPINCKES OF WARMINGTON, COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON

Herewith is another extract from the Genealogical Gleanings in England _ Page 171+
"EDMUND SPINCKES OF WARMINGTON in the County of Northampton, clerk, 2 Oct 1669, proved 11 August 1671. I give out of that seven hundred and fifty pounds which will be due to me or mine from the heirs or executors or adminstrators of THOMAS ELMES of Lilford Esq (after the decease of himself the said THOMAS ELMES and the LADY JANE COMPTON), to my eldest son NATHANIEL SPINCKES one hundred pounds, to SETH my second son, one hundred and fifty pounds, to WILLIAM my third son, one hundred and fifty pounds, to ELMES, MY FOURTH SON, one hundred and fifty pounds, and to MARTHA, my only daughter, two hundred pounds. To NATHANIEL SPINCKES my eldest son and heir, all that land in Ireland, in King's County, which is now in the possession of the heirs or assigns of THOMAS VINCENT sometimes alterman of London, which is due to me according to a writing signed by him to that purpose 6 March 1642. Item I give to the said Nathaniel Spinckes all that fifty pounds, more or less, with the profit of it that is now in the Iron Works in New England, acknowledged received by JOHN POCOCK then Steward of the Company and living then in London, his Acquittance bearing date 19 mar 1645. Item I give to the said my son Nathaniel all that estate whatsoever it be that falleth to me or shall fall in New England as joint heir with JOHN NAYLOR of Boston in Lincolnshire, clerk, to BONIFACE BURTON, now or late of Boston in New England, my uncle and mother's brother and only brother; also my library of books, only such excepted as his mother shall choose out for her own use. To SETH SPINCKES, my second son, five pounds at the age of twenty_four years, to William five pounds at twenty_four, to Elmes five pounds at twenty_four and to Martha, my only dau, five pounds at twenty_four. All the rest to my wife Martha, whom I appoint sole executrix. My loving friend MR SAM MORTON, clerk and rector of the parish church of Haddon, in the County of Huntingdon, AND MY MUCH RESPECTED COUSIN MR RICHARD CONYER, clerk and rector of Long Orton and Butolph_Bridge in the County of Huntingdon, to be overseers. A schedule to be annexed to the said will etc., that Seth shall have paid him out of the estate that my father Elmes left my wife etc etc (So of all the other children). 18 May 1693 Emanavit commissio Nathanieli Spinckes, clerico, filio et administratori Marthae Spinckes defuncta etc etc.

This is probably the Edmund Spinckes whose name immediately precedes that of John Harvard in the Recepta ab ingredientibus of Emmanuel College (REGISTER xxxix 103). Boniface Burton whom Mr Spinckes calls his mother's only brother, died June 13 1669 "aged 113 years" according to Judge Sewall, who calls him "Old Father Boniface Burton" (REG vii 206). Hull in his Diary (Trans. Am. Antiq. Society, iii 279) gives his age as "a hundred and fifteen years". Both ages are probably too high. Burton's will was dated 21 Feb 1666_7 and proved 24 June 1667_9. An abstract of the will is printed in REGISTER xx 241 and on page 242 are some facts in his history. He left nothing to the family of Mr Spinckes nor to John Nayler. After bequests to Increase Mather, to his niece MRS BENNETT, her husband Samuel Bennet and their children Burton leaves the rest of his property to his wife Francis Burton. For an account of the Iron Works in which Mr Spinckes had an interest, see "Vinton Memorial" pp 463_74. John Pococke is named among the undertakers.]"
See the > Elmes of Stemmata Chicheleana, below.
Below the above will was George Ludlowe's will of the County and Parish of Yorke in Virginia Esq 8 Sep 1655. He owned a sixteenth part of the ship Mayflower, whereof Capt William White is commander.

VISITATION OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 1681 _ L'ANSON and TRYST OF MAIDFORD (L'ANSON OF ASHBY SAINT LEDGERS
(It is wondered if this family had ANSON county, NC named after them???? or did the Helmes call their ship after them???)
HENRY L'ANSON, Dr of the Civil Law and Fellow of All Souls' College in Oxon, commonly called Sr HEN: L'ANSON NOW LIVING 1682 AET 61
ANN. "DIED POOR ABOUT 1684" married MARY dau of ............... ELMES OF BOWNEY in Co Oxon. (That may be a misprint for Bolney)

TRYST OF MAIDFORD

RICHARD TRYST OF MAIDFORD in co Northampt living 1619 and dyed in the year 1647 circa 76 years. Batp 18 Oct 1571 at Maidford married Ursula dau of Tho DUNCOMBE of East Claydon in co Bucks. They had several children and Anna who became wife of JOHN ELMES of the family of ELMES of Lilford in co Northampt. father of RICHARD ELMES of Stow in Co Hunt (Huntingdonshire) She was bapt 11 Apr 1613 at Maidford. (so this links yet another Elme branch).

Families intermarried with the Trysts were COLES, DUNCOMBE, MERVIN, PELL, CHAUNCY, LISLE, JENISON, SKINNER, CITIZEN, GREEN, NABBS, COLLIN, BARKER, and WEST.

VISITATION OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 1681

No ELMES OR HELME pedigree was found, but Elmes link with Steward and Spinckes was found.

STEWARD OF PATTISHALL

NICHOLAS STEWARD now of Pattishall in Co Northampton Esq aet: 57 an; et ampl: 1682 one of his Majesties Justices of the ....... In this County. Bapt 1 Nov 1624 at Pattishall. Adm gr 28 Dec 1700 to Elizabeth Steward of Col Higham, spin, his daugher (Arch. North). He married _o_o_o_NA dau of ANTHONY ELMES OF GREENS NORTON in co Northampton living 1681. I counted eight children from this marriage, the last being ELMES STEWARD son and heir apparent. He was Sheriff of Northants 1699. Buried 6 Aug 1724 at Cotterstock or Lilford. He married Elizabeth dau of JOHN CREED of Oundle Esq. Elmes Steward and Elizabeth had Jemima Steward bapt 21.2.1697 at Cotterstock and she married ELMES SPINCKES the younger of Aldwincle Esq, buried 4 May 1749 at Aldwincle All Saints aged 54.

Elmes - in Stemmata Chicheleana
(The Stemmata Chicheleana is a book of English pedigrees.)

No 321

SIR FRANCIS GOODWYN of Wooburne (now spelt Woburn), Buckinghamshire married ELIZABETH GREY. They had 3 children:-

Child 1: ARTHUR GOODWYN ob 1644 who had a dau ANN born 1619 who married PHILIP WHARTON (know as Lord Wharton). PHILIP AND ANN WHARTON had several children: THOMAS WHARTON (1648), GOODWYN WHARTON (1654), ANN WHARTON (1689) who married WILLIAM CARR, MARGARET WHARTON who married MARJOR DUNCH of Pusey, Berks, MARY WHARTON who married firstly SIR CHARLES KEMEYS and secondly WILLIAM THOMAS, son of Edmund Thomas of Wenvoe, Glamorgan, PHILPADELPHIA WHARTON who married first GEO LOCKHART of Carnwath and second CAPT J RAMSEY son to the Bishop of Rosse. There were several more children descended from child 1.

Child 2: MARGARET GOODWYN who married THOMAS ELMES, of Lilton (known as Lilford) in Northamptonshire. They had a son ARTHUR ELMES

The book states"NB Sir Thomas Dacre married Martha dau of Thomas ELMES of Lilton, or Lilford, com Northton. Q. Whether she was the dau of the above said Tho. Elmes and Margaret Goodwyn? If she was, a large descent of the DACRES, and others, might be deduced from her. See Chauncy's Herts, p 300 - SIR ARTHUR HESILRIGGE also married FRANCES the dau of Thomas ELMES, of Lilford and had issue. See English Baronetage.") We have come across the Dacre and Hesilrigge lines before.

Child 3: HENRY GOODWYN, BD Rector of Chalgrove, Oxfordshire. His son was John Goodwyn of Wallingford, Berks and John's son was a Hugh Goodwyn.

We have come across the Goodwyns before. And they are in the NC Helms genealogy line.

In the Domesday Book, edited by Thomas Hinde, there are entries of interest for Northamptonshire. Doomsday was the census of England by the conqueors in about 1060. Many of the places still have names similar to those lisrted in that ancient census.

ALTHORP (at Domesday, known as Olletorp). Main landowners : Count of Mortain and William Peveral. Later became Althorp Park, a Tudor house transformed by Henry Holland. It is the ancestral home of the Spencer family, to which the late Princess of Wales belongs.

COTTERSTOCK (at Domesday, known as Codestoche). Had 2 men at arms from Peterborough Abbey and has a medieval hall.

GREENS NORTON (at Domesday, known as Nortone). At Domesday, King's woodland, woodland stocked with game, 2 mills. Part saxon church.

LILFORD (at Domesday, known as Lilleforde). At Domesday, main landowners were Walter from Countess Judith. Had a mill. Later became parkland and has a Jacobean Hall.

SULGRAVE (Sulgrave) At Domesday, main landowners were Hugh, Landric and Odbert from Giles brother of Ansculf. It had an abbey and a mill. Later the manor was owned by George Washington's family from 1540 to 1659. There is a church with a saxon doorway.

WARMINGTON (War/Werminstone) At Domesday, main landowners were Peterborough Abbey and had 2 men at arms from the abbey. Also there was a mill (325 eels). Later there was a stone built manor house and a mill.

It seems that the Northamptonshire Helmes were more than likely linked with President Washington's family. They were certainly in the right county.
Great Lilford. has not been located. Perhaps it was a Parish like Bolney. Norton was only a few miles from the Althorp estate.

NICHOLAS STEWARD now of Pattishall in Co Northampton Esq aet: 57 an; et ampl: 1682 one of his Majesties Justices of the ....... In this County. Bapt 1 Nov 1624 at Pattishall. Adm gr 28 Dec 1700 to Elizabeth Steward of Col Higham, spin, his daugher (Arch. North). He married _o_o_o_NA dau of ANTHONY ELMES OF GREENS NORTON in co Northampton living 1681. I counted eight children from this marriage, the last being ELMES STEWARD son and heir apparent. He was Sheriff of Northants 1699. Buried 6 Aug 1724 at Cotterstock or Lilford. He married Elizabeth dau of JOHN CREED of Oundle Esq. Elmes Steward and Elizabeth had Jemima Steward bapt 21.2.1697 at Cotterstock and she married ELMES SPINCKES the younger of Aldwincle Esq, buried 4 May 1749 at Aldwincle All Saints aged 54.

"EDMUND SPINCKES OF WARMINGTON in the County of Northampton, clerk, 2 Oct 1669, proved 11 August 1671. I give out of that seven hundred and fifty pounds which will be due to me or mine from the heirs or executors or adminstrators of THOMAS ELMES of Lilford Esq (after the decease of himself the said THOMAS ELMES and the LADY JANE COMPTON), to my eldest son NATHANIEL SPINCKES one hundred pounds, to SETH my second son, one hundred and fifty pounds, to WILLIAM my third son, one hundred and fifty pounds, to ELMES, MY FOURTH SON, one hundred and fifty pounds, and to MARTHA, my only daughter, two hundred pounds. To NATHANIEL SPINCKES my eldest son and heir, all that land in Ireland, in King's County, which is now in the possession of the heirs or assigns of THOMAS VINCENT sometimes alterman of London, which is due to me according to a writing signed by him to that purpose 6 March 1642. Item I give to the said Nathaniel Spinckes all that fifty pounds, more or less, with the profit of it that is now in the Iron Works in New England, acknowledged received by JOHN POCOCK then Steward of the Company and living then in London, his Acquittance bearing date 19 mar 1645. Item I give to the said my son Nathaniel all that estate whatsoever it be that falleth to me or shall fall in New England as joint heir with JOHN NAYLOR of Boston in Lincolnshire, clerk, to BONIFACE BURTON, now or late of Boston in New England, my uncle and mother's brother and only brother; also my library of books, only such excepted as his mother shall choose out for her own use. To SETH SPINCKES, my second son, five pounds at the age of twenty_four years, to William five pounds at twenty_four, to Elmes five pounds at twenty_four and to Martha, my only dau, five pounds at twenty_four. All the rest to my wife Martha, whom I appoint sole executrix. My loving friend MR SAM MORTON, clerk and rector of the parish church of Haddon, in the County of Huntingdon, AND MY MUCH RESPECTED COUSIN MR RICHARD CONYER, clerk and rector of Long Orton and Butolph_Bridge in the County of Huntingdon, to be overseers. A schedule to be annexed to the said will etc., that Seth shall have paid him out of the estate that my father Elmes left my wife etc etc (So of all the other children). 18 May 1693 Emanavit commissio Nathanieli Spinckes, clerico, filio et administratori Marthae Spinckes defuncta etc etc.

[It is presumed that this is the Edmund Spinckes whose name immediately precedes that of John Harvard in the Recepta ab ingredientibus of Emmanuel College (REGISTER xxxix 103). Boniface Burton whom Mr Spinckes calls his mother's only brother, died June 13 1669 "aged 113 years" according to Judge Sewall, who calls him "Old Father Boniface Burton" (REG vii 206). Hull in his Diary (Trans. Am. Antiq. Society, iii 279) agives his age as "a hundred and fifteen years". Both ages are probably too high. Burton's will was dated 21 Feb 1666_7 and proved 24 June 16679. An abstract of the will is printed in REGISTER xx 241 and on page 242 are some facts in his history. He left nothing to the family of Mr Spinckes nor to John Nayler. After bequests to Increase Mather, to his niece MRS BENNETT, her husband Samuel Bennet and their children Burton leaves the rest of his property to his wife Francis Burton. For an account of the Iron Works in which Mr Spinckes had an interest, see "Vinton Memorial" pp 463_74. John Pococke is named among the undertakers.]"

 

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