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Husband: Edmund Suckling
Born: 1560 1 Christened: 10 May 1560 in Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 2,3,4 Died: 1628 1 Buried: MAY 1628 in Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk 2,3 Probate: 1628 in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 5 (see note 1) Occupation: 1611 Rector of Blofield, Norfolk 6 Father: Robert Suckling (1520 - 1589) Mother: Elizabeth Barwick ( - 1569) Other spouse 1 Other spouse 2 Other spouse 3 Notes
Wife: Alice Heyward Married name: Alice Suckling
Died: 1632 3 Buried: 4 Aug 1632 in Carlton, Norfolk 7 Probate: 1632 in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 5 (see note 2) Father: Mother: Notes
Sources: (1) National Register of Archives:, GB/NNAF/P42473 Suckling, Edmund (1560-1628) Dean of Norwich collection of copied charters, statutes etc made by him Norfolk Record Office Reference : DCN113 NRA 40062 Norwich Dean & Chapt 1 record noted. (2) Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses. (3) Muskett J J, Suffolk Manorial Families (1900), p 177-208. (4) . (5) Muskett J J, Suffolk Manorial Families (1900), pp 177-208. (6) . (7) Muskett J J, Suffolk Manorial Families (1900) Event Notes Note (1) Will of Edmund Suckling, Dean of Norwich, 1628 I Edmund Suckling, Doctor of Divinity and Dean of the Cathedral Church of Norwich, being, God be blessed for it, in good and perfect understanding, doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament this 10th day of Aprill 1628. I bequeath my soule to God. And as for my bodie, I bequeath it to the earth from whence it came; and will it to be buried in the Cathedral Church of Norwich, under the stone which I bought and laid there at my charge. I give to every petty Cannon of that Church that shall accompany my body to my grave in their surplices, according to the manner and custom of that church . . . To the Organist, Episteller, Gospellor and to everie singing man that shall doe the like I give twelve pence. To the choiresters for their attendance eight pence apeece. To the poore of Blowfield xx s, and of Hillsden xx s. To the five hospitalls at ye gates of ye citie of Norwich, the hospitall without Magdalen Gates, and the prisoners in the Castle in Norwich. Unto my son- in-law, John Spendlove, my best gowne and my best surplice, and my mapp of ye land of Canaan as it hangeth in my studdy at Norwich. To my son-in-law, William Layer, the picture of his mother in the parlour at Blowfield. Whereas John Law, the late husband of Alice my wife, by his last will (1614) hath given (her) the residue of his goods and chattells, upon trust that she abould be kind to his kindred and at her death leave the greater part thereof uppon them . . . I doe will that my Executor, after the decease of the said Alice shall pay unto the kindred of the said John Law as the said Alice ordereth. I do give to the said Alice, my loving wife, so much of my moveable goods as by an indifferent Apprisement of two persons, the one to he taken by her, the other by my Executor, .shall value at fower score pounds: also my coach, and two coach horses by her to be chosen. According to her promise I will she shall carefully maintain and educate Anne Suckling my daughter, untill said daughter shall marry or attain her full age. Executors to pay my wife 200 per ann. for every year in which my daughter shall so be maintained and educated. I will that my wife shall use all her wearing apparell and linen, rings and chains and braceletts for her bodie, and such peeces of old gold as now are in (her) custodie, and a silver porringer given unto her by Anne Layer, my late sister, and one silver pot spoone given to her by Elizabeth Bauntz, lately also deceased. I will that the 5 given to Richard Farrer my grandchild by the said Anne Layer shall he paid (him) at Shrovetide next ensuing after my decease. I doe further will that my Executor shall pay (him) 3 when he shall become a Bachelor of Arts, and 4 more when he become a Master of Arts. I give to Charles Suckling, my brother, five pounds to buy him a piece of plate in remembrance of me. I will that all the rest of my goods be given unto Anne, my daughter, and to my daughter Spendlove, to he equally divided. It is promised unto me by the Chapter of this Church of Norwich, that I shall have a lease made from (them) unto such as I shall name, of Trowse Milles, for the term of one and twentie yere, so that I should be the better enabled to make provision for my children. . . . I intended to have given all my books in my studdy in Norwich (and) in my studdy at Blowfield unto the said Dean and Chapter towards the beginning of a library. I shall he enforced to forbere that my good intention unless it shall please God to give me life until the said lease be made. In respect of the faithful service of my servant John Steele I appoint that he shall have paid unto him six poundes thirteen shillings (and four pence). This will was proved the 3d July 1628 by Charles Suckling the Executor and brother of the deceased. P.C.C. 74 Barrington. Note (2) Will of Alice Suckling, 1632 Alice Suckling of Norwich, widow, this first daie of August, 1632. As for my worldly goods, I give to my brother Mr William Heyward twentie poundes; to his' daughter Fermy three poundes; to his daughter Russells daughter,-to Jane and Anne, to either of them three poundes, and to Katherine six poundes. I give to my cousin Mres Lucy Jay, widow, my little silver bottle, my little silver tosting fork, and a paire of gloves. Unto Mr Suckling Jay my Bible. Unto her sonne Mr Christopher Jay (possibly the father of Elizabeth Jay who married Leonard Gleane in 1665 - HAS) and to his wife. To her son in law Mr Cock and to his wife. To Robert Jay a sporiall. To my godsonne Joseph Jay a double soveraigne. Unto her daughter Mres Lucy Jay my wrought cushion cloth with nett work and spotts. To Elizabeth Jay an handkerchiefe with little white slips. To my cousin, Doctor Hassall Deane of Norwich, and to his wife, and to their daughter Mary. To Mr Alderman Barret. Unto my cousin Lancaster, and to his wife. To my sonne in law Mr John Spendlove, and to his wife, and to their daughter Alice, and to every of their children. Unto Richard Farrer my grandchild. To my daughter in law Anne Sucklinge two high stools of redd Darnick, the little square leaved table with locke and key, a black coife and a forehead clothe wrought, also savegard.clothe and hood, my brasse Andirons at Carleton, a casting bottle of silver and guilt, a silver porringer with a cover, a maudlin cupp of silver with cover, &c. My brother in lawe, Charles Sucklinge (to) acquite my Executor of any clayme for their parcells of plate bequeathed unto her. Unto my brother in lawe, Mr Charles Sucklinge, and to his wife, and to his sonne Mr Robert Sucklinge. Unto his two sonnes in law, Mr Archdeacon Kent and Mr Cocke, and to their wives. Unto Mrs Martha Sucklinge my picture of the dead man. To my very good friend Mr Corbet, Chauncellor of Norwich, my picture of Christ prayinge on the mount. To Mrs Corbet his wife. To Mr Howlett, one of the Prebendaries of Christ Church, my picture of Cain and Hierome. To Alice, daughter of Mr Eswell of London. To the daughter of Mr Ralph Blenerhasset. To Mr William Layer of Cringleford, three old cushions of Tapistry with a rose in the midst, and to their sonne, Charles Layer. To the wife of Mr William Coppinge the EIder of Reddingham, my grograine fur'd cloke and my fawney mantle. I have given Mr Theophilus Vaughan my brazen staffe, (and) to his wife my diamond ringe, &c. To my brother, Mr Thomas Heyward, my weddinge ringe with a diamond stone in it, my greate chair of green cloth with needle work slips fringed with greene silk &c., and ten poundes I had his bill for, which my cousin Vaughan had; (and) to his wife a double sovereign. My cousin, Thomas Heyward, his sonne. My cousin John Heyward. To Thomas Vaughan, his grandchild, the sonne of Capt. Vaughan. I have already fully paid all legacies &c. which my late husband, Mr John Lawe of the Cittie of London, appointed me to pay unto his kindred, and have distributed amongst (them) one hundred pounds more than I was bound to do. And out of the love I doe beare unto (them) I doe bequeath them more as followeth. I give to my cousin Mrs Mary Browne, widow, my gold braceletts, (and) to her sonne William, who is my godson, five poundes. To my cousin, Mrs Mary Woodhall, daughter of Mr Edmund Woodhall Esq., halfe my gold chaine (worth 25) and the steele box wherein it is kept. To my cousin, Mrs Bridget Sothword, the wife of Mr Alexander Southword, the other halfe of the gold chaine, (also worth 25). To John Lawe, sonne of Anthony Lawe, tenne poundes. My desire is to be buried in Christ Church by my late husband, Dr. Sucklinge, Deane of Norwich; myne Executor to lay a stone over the grave. My loving friend, Mr William Copping the Elder of Heddingharn, to he sole Executor, and my loving friend, Mr Daynes, the preacher of Beccles to be Supervisor . . . . and for his pains I give him five poundes. This will was proved at London 1 Aug. 1632, by the oath of the Executor. P.C.C. 126 Awdley. See media files for full will. The testratrix, who was the daughter of Thomas Heyward of Thetford, became successively the wife of Richard Fulmerston, of John Lawe, D.C.L., Actuary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and of Edmund Suckling, D.D., Dean of Norwich, who predeceased her. She was great grand-daughter of Thomas Heyward, of Ipswich, and Alice May, who afterwards married Sir Richard Fulmerston (see vol. i, p. 73), and is mentioned in the Heyward pedigree in the Visitation of Norfolk. Harl. MS. 1552. She died, sine prole, and was buried at Carlton in Norfolk, 4th Aug. 1632. Her cousin, Edmund Woodhall, is named in the will of his mother, Mrs Mary Woodhall, which will be found in volume i, p. 297. For comments and questions about this family, email Howard Slatter Updated 18 May 2020 Name Index