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Hugh Mastin of Laneham

(Born 1640. Died 1695.)

Hugh Mastin was born in Laneham in 1640. He married twice, and is J. M.’s great x7 grandfather.

His first wife was Mary Minnit of Horseheath Cambridge. They married in 1671 at William Hudson’s house in Little Gringley . Their marriage is recorded in monthly meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Both Hugh and Mary must have been Quakers at the time. One of the witnesses to the marriage is James Pharo who emigrated to New Jersey in 1677. He is recorded as being the surveyor to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.

Hugh and Mary had six children: Amos (1672), Rachel (1673), Hugh (1675), Sarah (1675), Nathan (1677) and John (1682).

Hugh’s second wife was Frances Doughty. they married in 1683 and had two more chidren: Elizabeth (1689) and Mary (1694). The wedding was a church wedding and the two children were baptised so presumably Frances Doughty was not a Quaker and possibly Hugh had given up the faith.

Hugh’s will dated 1695 is has been transcribed from Latin and old English as follows:

Noverint universi per presentes Nos Franciscam Mastins de Laneham
Know all (men) by (these) presents, Ourselves, Frances Mastins of Laneham
in Com[itatu] Nott[ingamie] vid[uam] et Rob[er]tum Mimmock de Ead[em] yeom[an]
in the County of Nottingham, widow, and Robert Mimmock of the Same, yeoman,
Teneri & firmiter Obligari venerabilis viris D[omi]nis Decano et Cap[e]l[lan]o Ebor[acensis]
To be Held & firmly Bound (to) the worshipful Lords the Dean and Chaplain of York
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in trigint[a] __ __
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in thirty __ __
libris bonæ & legalis monetæ Angliæ solvendis eidem Commissario aut suo certo
pounds of good & lawful money of England, to be paid (to) the same Commissary, or his certain
Attornat[o] Executor[ibus] Administrator[ibus] sive Assignatis suis. Ad quam quidem solutionem
Attorney, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns. Towards the which certain payment
bene & fideliter faciend[um] Obligamus Nos & utrumq[ue] __ __ __
well & faithfully to be made, We Bind Ourselves, & whomsoever __ __
nostrum per se pro toto & in solido Heredes Executor[es] & Administratores nostres
of us, by himself for the whole & jointly, our Heirs, Executors, & Administrators,
firmiter per presentes. Sigillis nostris sigillat[um]. Dat[um] vicesimo Nono __
firmly by (these) presents. (With) our seals sealed. Given (on) the twenty Ninth
die mensis Aprilis __ __ __ Anno Dom[ini] Millesimo Sexcentesimo
day of the month of April __ __ (in) the Year of (our) Lord the One Thousandth Six hundredth
Nonogestimo Quinto ~
Ninety (&) Fifth ~
The Condition of this Obligation is such that if ~ ~ ~ ~ the within bounden
Frances Mastins ~ ~ Administratrix of all and singular the Goods, Chattells
and Credits of Hugh Mastins late of Laneham her husband ~
of ~ ~ ~ Deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the
Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or
knowledge of her the said Frances Mastins or into the hands or possession of any other
person or persons, for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry
Office att York at or before the first ~ ~ day of July ~ ~ next
ensuing. And the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods Chattels, and Credits of
the Deceased, at the time of his Death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or poss[ess]ion
of the said Administratrix ~ or into the hands or possessi[on] of any other Person or Persons
for her do well and truely Administer according to Law And further do make or cause to be made
a true and just account of her said Administration at or before the first ~ day of October
next ensuing. And all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found
remaining upon the said Administratrix account, the same being first Examined an[d] allowed of by the
Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons
respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their decree or sentance pursuant to the true intent and
meaning of an Act of Parliament in that behalfe made shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter
appear that any last Will and Testament, was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors
therein named do exhibite the same into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved
accordingly If the said Administratrix within bound being thereunto required do render and deliver the
said Letters of Administration (approbation of such Testament being first had and made) into the said
Court. Then this present Obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force
and vertue.
the m[ar]ke of th[e] above bound
Frances Mastins {Seal}
the m[ar]ke of th[e] above bound
Rob[er]t Mimmock {Seal}
Sigillat & Deliverat
in presentia
Will[iam] Mawde
Ad[ministraci]o bonor[um] Hugonis Mastine nup[er] de Laneham concess[a] Francisce ejus
Administration of the goods of Hugh Mastine, late of Laneham, granted (to) Frances, his
rel[icte] jur[ate] cor[am] m[agist]re Fyfield Sur[roga]to &c E[xa]m[inatu]r ijto Maij (95) infr[a]
relict, sworn before master Fyfield, the Surrogate, etc. Examined (on) the 2nd of May (95), overleaf
send this Adm[ini]strac[i]on to Mr Will[ia]m
Boothe att Mr Sam[uel] Lenox in
Southwell ~
A true and perfect Inventory of the good[es] and ~ ~
Chattells moveable and unmoveable of Hugh Mastin late
of Laneham dec[eas]ed [ap]praised this 29th day of Aprill ~ ~
1695 by Will[ia]m Coale George Bellamy Josias Harrison ~
and [space] Gilby as followeth ~

Impr[im]is his purse and Apparrell: £0 5s 0d
In the house two Tables a forme & two Chaires and of Cubboards and Iron[es] and Tong[es] & other
fire Irons two pewther dishes & Huslem[entes]: £0 12s 0d
In the parlour two bedstead[es] & bedding one Table and A Chest: £0 13s 4d
A pott A pann & A Frying pann: £0 4s 0d
In the Chamber one bedstead: £0 3s 4d
A Cowe and Hay: £2s 13s 4d
Corne on the ground: £2s 10s 0d
In the Shopp foure heckles: £0 5s 0d
A Well trough and Manure: £0 6s 8d

the whole ~ £7 12s 8d

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