Abt 1570 - 1653 (~ 83 years)
||John Howse [1, 2, 3] |
||30 Aug 1574
||St Mary, Bibury, Gloucestershire 
||John Howes  |
||15 Oct 1651 [1, 4]
||Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire 
||9 Feb 1653/54
||Prerogative Court, Canterbury, Kent 
- Note regarding this family - although we have noted Carl Worker as the source, the original source is a hand-crafted family tree made by Joseph Howse the explorer in about 1846 and available in the Gloucestershire Record Office and on Ancestry public trees and then extended by Jean Taylor.
Transcript of will by correspondent Sue Eaton
In the name of God Amen
The fifteenth Day of October in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and one I John Howse the elder of Ampney Mary in the County of Glouc yeoman being now in health and perfect Memory Thanks be given to Almightie God yet calling to mind my mortalitie and uncertenie of late in this present Life I have thought good to sett my house in order and to ordain and make this my last Will and Testament in manner following First and cheiflie I comitt my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker and redeemer and my body to the Earth from whence it came and as concerning my wordly Estate I give and bequeath as followeth Item I give and bequeath to the parish of Ampney Mary aforesaid the Sume of five pounds of lawfull money to compound as a Stocke and the Interest thereof to the use of the poore there And my Will is that the churchwardens and Overseere of the poore there shall alwaise have full power and authority to employ the same yearly for the best benefit of the poore forever Item I give and bequeath all those grounds of Meadowe or pasture hereafter named to the uses hereafter mentioned lying and being in Ampney Peter in the said County of Glouc that is to say one ground called Sindaford? one other ground called Burgs Mead one ground called Ixxsham one ground called Thurlinge and one ground called Willis his close with the Issues and profits of every of them First to the use of my Sonne John Howse and his Assignee for and during the txxx fourscore and nynteene years if he soe long live and if after he decease to the use of my Grandsonne John Howse and his Assignee for the txxx of other fourscore and nyneteene yeares if he so long live and to the Issue Male of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and in default of such Issue to the use of the Issue female of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such Issue to the use of my grandsonne Richard Howse brother of the sayd John and to the Issue Male or female of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such Issue to the use of my said sonne John Howse and his Executors Administrators and Assignee devising all my Estate in the premises which shalbe then to come Item I give and bequeath all those Grounds in Ampney Peter aforesaid to the uses hereafter mentioned that is to say one ground there called the Mill Acre one ground there called Calse Croft one ground there called the Cowleaze one ground there called Howsemayes Close and my twenty Acres of arrable Lands more or lesst in the Mill fields therewith the portion of pastures to the same belonging to the uses hereafter mentioned that is to say First to the use of my said sonne John Howse for the xxxx of fourscore and nyneteene yeares if he soe long live And after his Decease to the use of my grandsonne Richard Howse for the xxxx of other fourscore and nyneteene yeares if he soe long live And after his decease to the use of the Issue Male of his Body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for Want of such Issue to the use of the Issue female of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such Issue to the use of my grandsonne John Howse and to the Issue Male of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such Issue to the use of the Issue female of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such Issue to the use of my sayd Sonne John Howse his Executors Administrators and Assignee for and during all my xxxx and Estate in the premises which shalbe then to come Item I give and bequeath unto my Godsonne John Wise the sum of five pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandsonne Edward Wise the sum of five pounds of like lawfull money of England to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Godsonne John Addams of Poulton the sum of five pounds of lawfull money to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Godsonne John Hinton five pounds of lawfull money to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my Decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Edith Wise five pounds to be paid to her within one yeare after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Margery Hinton five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild Allice Addams five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto John Man of Cirencester fortye shillings to be paid to him or to Joane his Wife and to the Survivor of them All the rest of my Goods Chattles and cattles whatsoever unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Howse and to his son John Howse my grandsonne whom I ordain and make joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I doe xxxxate nominate and appoint my loving friends John Man John Wise William Hinton and John Adams to be Overseers of this my last Will and Testament and in a sure trust and confidence that they will this my Will is justly perfomed according to the true xxxx xxxx hereof I give to every one of them twenty shillings a piece In Witness whereof I the said John Howse the Elder have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the Day and yeare first above written John Howse his Marke/Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Thomas Moore John Harbot/
This will was proved at Westminster the ninth day of February 1653 english stile before the Judges for probate of Will and granting Administrations lawfully authorized by the Oath of John Howse the sonne and one of the Executors named in the said Will to whom the Administration was Committed of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Debts of the said deceased had being first Sworne truly to administer the same power being reserved to John Howse the Grandchild and other Executor named in the said Will when hee shall come lawfully to require the same/
John Man, who was one of the overseers of John’s will, and a beneficiary along with his wife Joane, was
a butcher in Cirencester. His will, dated 1665, leaves a bequest of his wife, Joane.
- Interesting information about John's residence. Both his father and son are known to have lived at Ye Chappelle
The History of Lower Field Farmhouse: http://www.idox.cotswold.gov.uk.
“Leases dated 20th September and 4 October 1616 show John Howse of Ampney St Mary, Husbandman, owning the leases of many properties for the lives of himself, his son John and daughter Edith. John Howse died in 1654, leaving all his property to his son John. John 11, yeoman, was living at the Chappelle of Ashbrook in Ampney St Mary, the only property given a name at that time, when he died in 1666. His son, John, moved there, remaining there until his death in 1685, during which time the estate was settled in 1678 on Robert Pleydell and his wife Sarah and their issue. It is from this time onwards that Lower Field Farmhouse was erected, almost certainly for a member of either the Howse or Pleydell family. It seems probable that it was built for one of the sons after he married.”
Also, a reference to him from 1608:
Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608: Compiled by John Smyth (1567 – 1641) who was the Steward of the Gloucestershire lands of Lord Berkeley of Berkeley Castle. http://coaley net.
Ampney St Mary (Cirencester):
John House husbandman. A40. Middle Stature.
A40 means aged about 40. Middle Stature means fit to make a musketeer.
||14 May 2020 |
||Jane Adams, d. Abt 22 Mar 1651/52, Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire |
| ||1. Alice Howse, b. 1602, Gloucestershire |
|+||2. Edith Howse, b. Abt Aug 1604, Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire , d. Abt 16 Nov 1677, Driffield, Gloucestershire (Age ~ 73 years)|
| ||3. Margaret Howse, b. Abt 1605, Gloucestershire , d. Jun 1690 (Age ~ 85 years)|
|+||4. John Howse, b. Abt May 1606, Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire , d. 1667, Gloucestershire (Age ~ 60 years)|
| ||5. Richard Howse, b. Abt Dec 1608, Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire , d. Abt 25 Nov 1609, Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire (Age ~ 0 years)|
||30 Jun 2020 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S379] Carl Worker.
- [S62] Parish Register - baptisms.
- [S95] Baptism record - daughter.
- [S117] probate records.
- [S445] Muster roll.
- [S64] Parish Register - marriages.