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Edmund ATHERTON

Male Abt 1580 - 1613  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Edmund ATHERTON 
    Born Abt 1580 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1613  Billinge, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27039  Atherton One Name Study
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2017 

    Father Humphrey ATHERTON,   b. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother A. 
    Family ID F8565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MOLLINEUX,   b. Abt 1585 
    Married 1605 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Edmund Atherton
      Name: Edmund Atherton
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: La
      Birth Year: 1576
      Spouse Name: Mary Rudd
      Spouse Birth Year: 1580
      Marriage
      Year: 1605
      Number Pages: 1
    Children 
     1. Anne ATHERTON,   b. 1606
     2. Major General Humphrey ATHERTON,   b. 4 Sep 1607, Winstanley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1661, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. M. ATHERTON
     4. Elizabeth ATHERTON,   d. Dec 1659
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F8491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1613 - Billinge, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the paper by Mike Atherton - HUMPHREY ATHERTON - A LANCASHIRE MAN IN 17TH CENTURY MASSACHUSETTS - "Humphrey Atherton was born in 1607 into a family of minor Lancashire gentlemen. He was the son of Edmund Atherton of Winstanley who in turn was a son of Humphrey Atherton of Billinge"
    • Edmund Atherton of Winstanley-Will-1613

      In the name of God amen the 8th daie of Aprill Ano 1613, I Edmund Atherton of Winstanley in the Countie of Lancaster Gentleman,beinge sicke in bodye and yet of good and perfecte memorie, thanks be to God, Therefore doe ordaine and make this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge.

      That is to say first I commend my soule in to the handes of Almightie God steedfastly trustinge to be saved by the effection? of Christ by his bloode and my bodie to be buryed att Upholland.

      Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my wiffe and to my three daughters Anne, Margaret and Elizabeth all my goodes and chattles moveable and non moveable quicke and deade? wherein I have any intereste rights and title to the value of one pense ov'r and above the discharginge of my debtes hereafter named and my funerall expenses payed.

      Allsoe my will and mynd is that soe same at my house in Winstanley hath discharged such of my debts for p'mt Richard Atherton doth stande bounde for that,then my said wiffe Elizabeth shall have use and enjoye all the said house soley for her self duringe her natural lyffe and after her decease then my will and mynd is that my sonne Humphrey shall have the same and that is conferred,

      Thereof he shall yearly paye to my afforesaide three daughters Anne, Margaret and Elizabeth if they be then lyvinge or to such of them, He shall then surplye the sume of ten poundes of lawfull English money and if it happen the said Humphrey be deceased then my mynd and will is that said three daughters shall have and enjoye the afforesaide house duringe the residue of my lease.

      Item I doe ordayne and make my lawfull Executors of this my last Will and Testament my well beloved wyffe Elizabeth and my trusted friend and lovinge brother-in-law Roger Molineux,

      Sealed and delivered in the presence of,

      Margaret Barton
      Anne Adlington
      Robert Winstanley

      Debts owing by mee Edmund Atherton

      Item. To Gilbart Barton XXX
      Item. To Thomas Winstanley XXX
      Item To James Markland XXX
      Item To Alexander Winstanley XXX
      Item To my Mother xx shee did lend me XXX
      Item To Peter? Winstanley

      Debts owing to mee

      Item. To Humphrey Atherton XXX


      Inventory Of Edmund Atherton of Winstanley (items not listed)
      An Inventory of all his goods moveable and unmovable of Edmund Atherton Gent, late of Winstanley deceased had and did possess at the tyme of his death .

      Praised hereof

      Humphrey Atherton
      Richard Atherton
      Gilbart Barton
      Robert Winstanley


      Memorandum to Will Edmund Atherton 1613

      Memorandum tht the said Edmund Atherton after the wrytinge and publishinge of his Will above said, did further by wordes xxxxxxxxxx w'thout wrytinge declare and announce that it was not his mynd and will that his three daughters nor any of theme should have any more money or profitts pertaining out of the tenement in Winstanley
      than to each of his daughters ten poundes (of lawfull money of England)

      W'ch was, vizt to Anne Atherton his daughter ten poundes to Margaret Atherton ten poundes and to Elizabeth Atherton his daughter ten poundes and that his said sonne Homffrey shoulde pay the saide thirtie poundes as afforesaid within three yeares next after that the said Homffrey should enter of the said house, by ten poundes a yeare.

      And further it was the will and mynd of the said Edmund Atherton that if any of the said three daughters did decease before the said payemnts are made that then the remaining daughters to have and enjoye the said xxx£s.

      And that the said sonne Homffrey shall not be xxxxx with the payments of any more money in any xxxx to be paid to the said daughters nor any of theme out of the said rente. xxx xxxx.

      Edmund Atherton
      Elizabeth Atherton- his wyffe
      Roger Mollinuex
      Margaret Barton
      Anne Adlington
      Robert Winstanley