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Joanna Boyse[1, 2]

Female 1615 - 1683  (68 years)


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  • Name Joanna Boyse 
    Born 1615  Roxbury, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1683  Stamford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Although past 60 years of age, Mrs. Joanna Prudden Willett became the wife of the Rev. John Bishop, for 50 years the pastor of Stamford, CT. He was a few years her junior, a widower with several grown up children, and with him she lived until her death.
      Last Will of Joana, Wife of Peter Prudden:
      The last will and testament of Mrs. Joana Bishop, sometime Prudden, late of Milford, now of Stamford, Colony of Connecticut, being of sound understanding and perfect memory, not knowing how soon my great change may be, doo make this my last will in manner and form, as followeth. All just debts being first payd by my executors.
      I doo give to my eldest son Samuell Prudden and his heirs, all my right title and interest in my dwelling house, barns, yards, garden, orchard with ye remainder of my houselot, all but two acres of it, that is to lye across the whole lott in the reare of it, which is two acres. I doo give and bequeath to my second son John Prudden and his heirs forever. I doo give and bequeath unto my two loving sons, vid. Samuel and John Prudden aforesaid, the remainder of my parcell of upland lying in the barenocks, not yet disposed of to my eldest son, I pay the remainder thereof with my parcell of meadow there alsoe, to be equally divided between my two sons.
      In like manner my will is, that the remainder of my upland and meadow lying in the point not formerly disposed of shall be equally divided between my two sons. My will is, in like manner, my sd. two sons shall equally divide my parcel of meadow lying in the fresh meadow, and the remainder of my upland lott lying on ye Indyan side shall in like manner be so divided between them.
      My will is, that my son John Prudden shall have the whole other halfe of all my late halfe division of land already laid out & the one halfe of all that shal be layd out hereafter, I having given my son Samuell his halfe before in a deed bearing date 14th of February 1670 makes soe appeare. My will is that my two Executors shall equally pay or cause to be payd to my five daughters and my late daughter Mary Walkers two children equall, as if she had been alive, five pounds apiece in all to be for 30 pounds, to be paid to them or their children surviving within one year after decease. My will is my five daughters now living shall have all my wearing apparell after decease to be equally divided between them or theirs. My will is, all my plate and the rest of my movable estate shall be these equally shared and divided amongst all my children, & my will is my daughter Mary Walker's children shall have an equall share therein with the rest, meaning all yt. I shall dye possessed of in New England, and concerning the revenue and annuity that I shall dye possessed of in Yorkshire in housing and lands in old England commonly called by the name of Edgton Kerbye Moreside & Southfields now in my behalf one Mr. John Dickenson looks after it for me my share and porportion of which revenue and annuity is ten pounds by the yeare out of which ten pounds my will is, my two sons Samuell and John Prudden shall each of them have 40s apiece, and my five daughters vid. Joanna, Mary's two children Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah and Mildred, to each of them of theirs the sum of 20s yearly, free from all charges of transportation, save only each one is to beare all the hazards of the season other losses by provideness, as for the other charges, looking after it and transporting of their sister's parts annually, my two sons shall beare yt out of their double shares which belong to them and their heyrs for ever.My will is to nominate and appoint my two living sons vid. Samuell and John Prudden to bee my executors of this my last will and testament which is to stand good after decease, and in testification that what is above written is my last will and testament, I have this eighth of November 1681 set to my hand and seale Joanna Bishop Witnesses: Robert Treat, Samuel Buckingham
      Futher my will is that my silver tankard shall bee delivered to my deare husband Mr. John Bishop to him and to his heyres or assigns forever.My will is yt. my son Samuell Prudden shall have my best feather-bed as also my silver beaker yt was his fathers and my mind is yt if the feather-bed and beaker amount to more than his proportion of the movables that he shall pay to some of the rest, farther my will is that my son John Prudden shall have my other feather-bed and part of his proportion of movables, the bed is that I have removed with me where I am. Joanna Bishop
    Person ID I106806  mykindred
    Last Modified Oct 1, 2001 

    Family Rev. Peter Prudden,   b. Dec 1601, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire county, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1656, Milford, New Haven county, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married circa 1631  Milford, New Haven county, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Joanna Prudden,   d. Y
     2. Mary Prudden,   d. Y
     3. Elizabeth Prudden,   d. Y
     4. Samuel Prudden,   b. 1643,   d. 1685  (Age 42 years)
    +5. Rev. John Prudden,   b. Nov 09, 1645, Milford, New Haven county, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 11, 1725, Newark, Essex county, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Abigail Prudden,   b. 1647,   d. Jan 1717  (Age 70 years)
     7. Sarah Prudden,   b. May 09, 1650, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     8. Peter Prudden,   b. 1652,   d. Jun 10, 1652  (Age 0 years)
     9. Mildred Prudden,   b. 1653,   d. Jan 06, 1711  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F35360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1780] Prudden, Lillian E.

    2. [S1769] Gedcom - Mason, Thomas Owen.

    3. [S1779] Carman, Albert Pruden.