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Will of John Rant and a William Rant....Re: an Alice Rant

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Will of John Rant and a William Rant....Re: an Alice Rant

Anna Doone (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 2003 9:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have found the book that I took my information from. It is " Virginia Settlers and English Adventurers" Curr. .only portion of name. It has almost every name that is in the Proffitt ancestry. I have only checked out a few. They have Pleasants, Moseleys, Aycockes, Carys etc.

I have posted on genforum under Rant. This will is of William Rant Norwich C.C. 124 Sayer 12 July 1616 Proved. William Rant, of North Walsham, Yeoman. Wife Margaret, all messuages, tenements, etc. in North Walsham and Worsted for life, and after her death to my five daughteers Margaret, Elizabeth, Christian, Dorothy and ALICE to be equally divided. My wife Margaret, exix. Witnesses: William Howsegoe, Richard Hennant, Robert Rant, Thomas Rant.

Will of John Rant PCC 124 Duke 19; Aug 1671 Proved: 19 Oct 1671......John Rant of St Peter Hungate, Norwich, Worsted-weaver. To poor of parish where I shall be buried 20/ To son William and two daughters, Ellen and Anne Rant #300 each at 21. Wife Alice. Mother Alice Rant, widow and annuity of 40# for life. Uncle Edmond Rant 40/ Brother Edward Rant 20/ Sister MARY PLEASANCE. Wife, exix. Friends Mr. Thomas Smith of Norwich, clothmaker, and Mr. John Yallop, Ironmonger of Norwich, Supervisors, Witnesses: Thomas Morely (Mosely? my idea), clerk, Thomas Smith, John Yallop, Nicholas Brown, Notary Publique.

I have a Sir Edmund Moundeford 's will. In it, he speaks of a John Pleasance who is now using and occuping a farm of his.

In a will of Augustine Munford, he speaks of his sister Katherine Pleasants.....

In a will of Christophe Wormeley, he speaks of the Thorpes. In the will of Margaret Woremley, she speaks of Thomas Moseley, John Mosely, and William Cocke and Robert Mostyn as witnesses. So you see they are all in this book.

Thomas Mormeley speaks of the Moseleys, HOLLANDS (Alice Nash and William Proffitt had land together in Virginia) and a Mary Newsome . William Holland was his servant. His sister married a Moseley (Alderman Moseley)

Wm. Drury in his will of his nephew William PLEASANCE of Brandon Ferry and his father William PLEASANCE. This is a good book to research. I have no idea if this Alice connects to the Profitt line at all, I am just posting information that I have seen in the library. This book should help resolve many lines that go back to the UK. Ann

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