Mark Stebbing and Mary Rust

Mark Stebbing was the son of Thomas Stebbing and Ellen --. Mark married Mary Rust. Mary was the daughter of Edward Rust and Mary --. Mark was mentioned in his father's 26 December 1603 will. Both Mark and Mary were mentioned in Mary's father's 26 December 1594 will.

Mark and Mary and their son Edward were mentioned in a court record of 22 May 1632. The record states that a Joseph Mann surrendered land in Braintree, Essex, England in 1613 to the use of Mark and Mary, then to Edward and his heirs. However, later, Mark and Mary and another son Thomas surrendered this land to the use of Robert Kellog and his heirs.

A transcribed will for a Mark Stebbynge of Layforde (dated 10 April 1633) has been posted online but, unfortunately, no sources were given for it, so confirmation is needed.

Williamís children are:

  1. Denise Stebbing, mentioned in both of her grandfathers' wills.
  2. Edward Stebbing, mentioned in the 1632 court record as having land surrendered to his parents, then to Edward and his heirs in 1613. Possibly the Edward Stebbins (see note below) who married Frances Tough (daughter of Ralph Tough of Burrough-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, England, married 1) Sampson Chester 26 Nov 1617 at St. Ann Blackfriars, London, London, England and 2) Thomas Smith 25 Feb 1627/8 at St. Mary Magdalen church, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, will dated 20 May 1670 (codicil 12 Nov 1673) and proved 20 Jan 1673/4, inventory taken 23 Dec 1673) about 1629, arrived in New England about 1632-3 and first settled at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, oath of allegiance there in 1633, admitted freeman 14 May 1634, moved to Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut in 1636, a deacon in Hartford, deputy from Hartford to the Connecticut General Court a number of dates between 11 Apr 1639 to 2 October 1656 and held a number of public offices, will dated 24 Aug 1663 and proved 3 Sep 1668, inventory taken 19 Aug 1668.
  3. Thomas Stebbing, mentioned in the 1632 court record as having, along with his parents, surrendered land that had been surrendered to the use of Mark and Mary, then brother Edward.
  4. Possibly Editha Stebbins (see note below), "either accompanied or followed [brother Edward] to New England" (TAG 30:197), married 1) Robert Day (b. abt. 1604, married 1) Mary --, came to New England in 1634 on the Elizabeth in 1634, settled first at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, admitted freeman 6 May 1635, will written 20 May 1648, inventory taken 14 Oct 1648), 2) John Maynard (arrived in New England about 1634, granted land in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 4 Aug 1634, moved to Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut in 1636, surveyor of highways several times 1641/2-1655/6, will dated 23 Jan 1657/8, inventory taken 24 Feb 1657/8, and 3) Eleazar Holyoke (bp. 4 May 1617 at St. Lawrence Jewry, London, London, England, the son of Edward and Prudence (Stockton) Holyoke, m. 1) Mary Pynchon 20 Nov 1640, d. 6 Feb 1675/6 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts), moved to Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut by 1639, died 24 Oct 1688 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Editha was definitely the sister of the Edward Stebbins who married Frances Tough.

Note about Edward and Editha: Both Mark and his brother William had sons named Edward but there are no known records of a daughter named Editha for either Mark or William, so it is difficult to tell which couple were the parents of Edward and Editha. Hopkins, in his Kellogg genealogy, seemed to favor Mark and Mary as Edward and Editha's parents but Great Migration Begins (GMB) states that Edward and Editha were probably the children of William. GMB seems to have relied on Coddington's articles in TAG vol. 31 for this information, which only states that Coddington found two records of a Mark Stubbing who was not likely Edward and Editha's father but does not account for the record cited by Hopkins. Therefore, I have not conclusively eliminated either Mark or William as the father.


Sources: 

  1. Hopkins, Timothy, The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, Vol. 1, San Francisco, CA: Sunset Press and Photo Engraving Co., 1903, p. 13.
  2. Dolan, Charlou, "Charlou's Ancestors, Relatives, & Other Connected Persons," Rootsweb Family Trees, https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I326, retrieved 4 Aug 2018, citing Commissary Court of London, Essex, & Herts, original will, 35:366, Film 94,395.
  3. Dolan, Charlou, "Charlou's Ancestors, Relatives, & Other Connected Persons," Rootsweb Family Trees, https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I6099, retrieved 4 Aug 2018, citing Emmison, F. G., Essex Wills: The Bishop of London's Commissary Court, 1578-1588.
  4. Dolan, Charlou, "Charlou's Ancestors, Relatives, & Other Connected Persons," Rootsweb Family Trees, https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I326, retrieved 4 Aug 2018, no citation for Marke Stebbynge's will.




Hopkins's The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New

7. MARTIN,2 son of Phillippe,1 bap. in Great Leighs, 23 Nov., 1.59.5 ; m. in St. Michael's Bishop's Stortford, County Hertford, 22 Oct., 1621. Prudence Bird, dau. of John Bird, of Bishop's Stortford.

She d. before 20 May, 1671, as her name does not appear in his will.

He d. in Braintree, England, between 20 May, 1671, when his will was made, and 20 Sept., same year, when it was proved.

He was a weaver or cloth worker and res. in Great Leighs and Braintree. Although in the record of his marriage in 1621, he was called of Great Leighs, it may be that he did not reside in Great Leighs immediately after his marriage, as he had a son, John (the record of baptism has not been found), who had a son who was five years old in 1648, as appears in the Manorial Court Records. The last that is positively known of his being in Great Leighs was when his son, Daniel, was bap. 6 Feb., 1630. On 22 May, 1632, he and his wife received the surrender of a tenement in Braintree, as appears in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Braintree :

"Whereas at the Court on Monday in Easter week 11 James 1 A.D. 1613, Joseph Mann surrendered one acre and a half of land, parcel of a croft called Harfold's croft, lying at Minche's Oak on which same land a messuage had been lately built. To the use of Mark Stebbing and Mary his wife for their lives, and then to Edward Stebbing** their son and his heirs. Now Mark, Mary and Edward are admitted.

"Afterwards the said Mark, Mary and Edward and Thomas Stebbing, another son, surrendered all their right in the aforesaid premises after the death of Mary Read, formerly wife of Michael Mann, to the use of Robert Kellog and his heirs and the same Robert is admitted.

"Afterwards Robert Kellogg surrendered one tenement in the occupation of the said Thomas Stebbing and two small cottages to the same adjoining part of the property which the said Robert purchased of Edward and Thomas Stebbing, to the use and on behoof of Martin Kellogg and Prudence, his wife, and the heirs of the said Martin forever which same Martin and Prudence are admitted."
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**Deacon Edward Stebbins was in Cambridge, Mass., 1633; an original proprietor of Hartford in 1636.

Source: Hopkins, Timothy, The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, Vol. 1, San Francisco, CA: Sunset Press and Photo Engraving Co., 1903, p. 13.


Probate Records

LAND & COURT RECORDS
[transcribed by Charlou Dolan]
Film 94,395: Commissary Court of London, Essex, & Herts, original will, 35:366
Will of Thomas Stebbing of Black Notley
In the Name of god amen the twenty six daye of Desember Anno D'm 1603 And on the Firste yere of the Raigne of our Soveringne Lord Jeames by the grace of god Kinge of England Frannce and Ireland defender of the faith &c and Scotland the seven and Thirteth I Thomas Stebbing of Black Notley in the conntye of Essex Husbandman beinge of P'fect mynde and memorye thankes be geven vnto Almightye god for the same Doe make and ordeyne this my p'nte Testament conteyneinge herein my last will in mann'r and forme followeinge That is to saye Fyrste and princypallye I comend my Soule into the handes of Almightye god my maker and my body to the earth to be buryed at the discrecon of my Executor hereunder named.
Item I geve and bequeath vnto Ellen my wyfe one of my mylche kyne.
Item I geve to Marke Stebbinge my sonne Twelve pence of lawfull money of England./.
Item I geve and bequeath vnto Phillip Kellogg my wyves sonne Tenne shillings of lyke money to be payd vnto him within one yere next after my decease and alsoe one Brasse Potte./.
Item I geve and bequeath to everye of the children of my daughter Elizabeth Lawsonne late wyfe of John Lawsonne deceased that shall be lyveing at the tyme of my decease tenne shillinges to be payde vnto them at their several ages of twenty and one yeares or dayes of marriage That is to saie at which of these twoe tymes doth Fyrste and sonest happne./.
Item I geve and bequeath to Ellen Stebbing and Amye Stebbinge the Daughters of my Sonne Willyam Stebbing Sixe shilling and eighte pence [6s 8d = 1 noble, an old English coin] apeece to be payd vnto them at their severall ages of Twentye and one yeres./.
Item I geve and bequeath to Dennys Stebbinge the daughter of the said Marke Stebbinge my sonne Tene shillinges to be payde vnto her at her full age of twentye and one years./.
Item I geve and bequeath vnto Mathewe Stebbing my Sonne Twenty Shillinges to be payde vnto him w'thin one yere after my decease./.
Item I geve and bequeath to my Kindsman Richard Palmer Tenne shillinges to be payde vnto him w'thin one yere nexte after my decease./.
Item I geve and bequeathe to my Godsonne Thomas Stebbing sonne of my said sonne Willyam Stebbing tenne shillings to be payde vnto him at his full age of Twenty and one yeres./.
Item I geve and bequeath to Annys Kellogg Daughter to the saide Phillipp Kellogge Tenne shillinges to be paid vnto her w'thin one yere next after my decease./.
Item I geve and bequeath to Robert Kellogge Sonne of the saide Phillipp Kellogge Tenne shillings to be payde vnto him at his full age of Twentye and one yeres./.
Item I geve and bequeath to Henry Stebbing my sonne all those fower mylch Kyne w'ch he nowe hath in his owne possessyon./.
The rest and resydue of all and singular my goodes chattell cattelles howses Landes T'entes plate redye money Household stuffe and other things whatsoever my debts payde my funerall charges discharged and legacies in this my p'nte Testament conteyned p'formed I doe wholly geve and bequeath to the said Henry Stebbing and Willm Stebbing whome I make and ordeyne my onely Executors to execute & p'forme this my last Testament according to the tenor and true meaning hereof
And I vtterly revoke & disanul all & every other former willes legacyes Executors and overseers by me heretofore made named willed or bequeathed
Provided always and my will and mynde is that Ellen my said wife shall have and enioy all my said household stuffe from and after my decease dureing soe long tyme as she shall kepe her selfe a wyddow./.
In Witness whereof to this my last will and testament I the said Thomas Stebbing have subscrybed & sealed Dated the daye and yere fyrste above wrytt Dated and delyvered in the pre'ce of me John Man John Addames (X) marck and Christopher Plimer

Source: Dolan, Charlou,
"Charlou's Ancestors, Relatives, & Other Connected Persons," Rootsweb Family Trees, https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I326, retrieved 4 Aug 2018, citing Commissary Court of London, Essex, & Herts, original will, 35:366, Film 94,395.


[Will of Mary (Rust) Stebbing's father]
Essex Wills: The Bishop of London's Commissary Court, 1578-1588 (F. G. Emmison)
vol.32, page 66 = Edward Rust, husbandman, Black Notley, 26 Dec 1594.
To the poor people of Black Notley 5s. and of Braintree 5s.
To Mary my wife my copyhold tenement and lands which I hold of the manor of Braintree for her life; after her decease, to John my son. To my wife my best bed, 1 of my chests at her choice, and 40s. to pay her fines, with all my apparel.
To my youngest son my indenture of lease and term of years which I hold of the honourable Robert Lord Riche of 2 parcels of land sometime parcel of the manor of Slampsey [in White Notley]. To him £10.
To Denise Stebbinge daughter of my son-in-law Mark Stebbing £10 to be paid to her father to her use at 18.
To my daughter Mary wife of the said Mark £10.
To my late servant Thomas Pareman 5s.
To my cousin Husse's wife 5s.
To my servant Mary Browne a quarter of barley.
To my kinsmen Rust of Rayne and Thomas Rust of Debden 5s apiece and my kinsman Aveling Rust 5s.
The rest of my goods to John my eldest son, whom I make exor.
Witnesses: Joseph Manne, George Raymond writer, Elias Worthem.
Proved 1 Apr 1595.

Source: Dolan, Charlou, "Charlou's Ancestors, Relatives, & Other Connected Persons," Rootsweb Family Trees, https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I6099, retrieved 4 Aug 2018, citing Emmison, F. G., Essex Wills: The Bishop of London's Commissary Court, 1578-1588.


Film ***
Will of Mark Stebbing, 1633
In the name of God Amen I marke stebbynge of layforde In the covntey of Esexe husbandeman Beynge of Goode and perfyte memorye make This my laste welle And Testemente In maner And forme folowynge
I be qwefe [=bequeath] my sovle In to the hands of Alle mytye [= Almighty] God And my bodeye to be bereyede [= buried] In the Chvrche yearde wheare so ever It plesse God to Calle me
I be qwefe And give vn to John wiltses of Layforde his thre Chilldren tenne shillynges of monye eqwallye [= equally] to be Defydded [= divided] Amonste them to be payede to them w'th In one yeare nexte After my Desesse
I be qwefe And give vnto my sonne Thomyse Stebbynge his Thre Chelldren tenne shillynges of monye eqwally to be Defydede be twene [= between] them to be payede to them w'th In one yeare nexte After my Deserse
I be qwefe And give vnto Johne perse [?= Pierce] of layforde to his tooe Chelldrene sixe shillynges ayte [= eight] pense of monye to be eqwallye Defyded be twene them to be payede to them w'th In one yeare nexte After my Deserse
I welle And be qweafe vnto mereye stebbynge my wyffe Alle my movfeabells Goodes vn be qwefede [= unbequeathed] And Do make her my holle [= whole] exsecktore[sic]
In wetenese [= witness] here to I have sette to my hande And sselle [= seal] this tenthe Daye of Aprelle In the yeare of ovr lorde God 1633

Source: Dolan, Charlou, "Charlou's Ancestors, Relatives, & Other Connected Persons," Rootsweb Family Trees, https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I326, retrieved 4 Aug 2018, no citation.



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