• All members must be aware of our current Family History UK Community Rules

    Please read the following:

    Read the current rules of the forum

    Thank you

    If you are a business -please contact us to advertise or be a sponsor on our FHUK Community Genealogy forums

Cousins mentioned in wills?

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,250
Likes
84
Location
Norwich
#1
I have found quite a few 1500s and 1600s wills where the testator mentions cousins. Have any others found lots of instances of testators of wills mentioning cousins?

Well my ancestor was Thomas Jollye (c1540-1599), who was a vicar, he died in Thundersley, Essex, and his 1599 will he mentions "my cosen Henry Wright of Bury in Suffolk" and "my cosen Thomas Skinner of St Martin, London, and his wife Mary". I have a feeling the cousin Thomas Skinner may have been Sir Thomas Skinner, a knight, who died in 1626 at St Martin In The Fields. Further research says he was the son of Thomas Skinner Lord Mayor of London who died in 1597.
 

Similar threads

Top