William Stebbing was the son of Thomas Stebbing and Ellen --. He resided in Black Notley, Essex, England, but Coddington states that he likely moved after March of 1603/4. Coddington conjectured that he may have been the William Stebbing mentioned in the Vestry Book at Braintree, Essex, England 6 September 1619.
Williamís children are:
- Ellin Stebbing, baptized 11 Nov 1593 in Black Notley, Essex, England.
- Edward Stebbins, baptized 24 Feb 1594/5 in Black Notley, Essex, England. 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.
- Amy Stebbing, baptized 2 Dec 1596 in Black Notley, Essex, England.
- Thomas Stebbing, baptized 7 Mar 1599/1600 in Black Notley, Essex, England.
- Margaret Stebinge, baptized 18 Mar 1603/4 in Black Notley, Essex, England.
- 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. However, both Mark and Mary and William had sons named Edward but neither Mark and Mary or William and his wife had any recorded daughters named Editha, so it is difficult to tell which couple were the parents of Edward and Editha.
Note about Edward and Editha: Both William and his brother Mark 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.
- 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.
Records related to the William Stebbin family but not copied below due to copyright considerations:
- Entry for Edward Stebbins; Title: Great Migration Begins, Vol 3, P-W. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
- Coddington, John Insley, "The Stebbing Family of Co. Essex, England, and Rowland, Martin, Edward, and Editha Stebbings or Stebbings of New England," The American Genealogist, vol. 31, Oct 1955, p. 193-201.
- Coddington, John Insley, "Stebbing Note," The American Genealogist, vol. 31, Oct 1955, p. 256.
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.