A Maine Family's History


Albereye, Alberye

Margaret ALBEREYE of Hingham ENG, related to John & Robert Alberye (See Robert Lincoln's will)

Spouse: Robert LINCOLN  will drawn 1/14/1556 proved 1/29/1556, of Hingham & Thetford  (2) Roger Wright died 3/2/1570-1

Children: Richard born circa 1550, married Elizabeth Remching circa 1574; Katherine born circa 1551 married Thomas Brooke; Agnes born circa 1553; John born circa 1554 died 1593 married Elizabeth ?; (2)  Robert Wright; Mary Wright

The ancestry of Abraham Lincoln By James Henry Lea, John Robert Hutchinson.  Will of Roger Wright of Hingham Dated 9 February 1 570-1. To my wife Margaret all my pasture called Albries Closses in Hengham now in possession of Thomas Dand with lease ground lying within said pasture for life with reversion to my son Robert Wright and heirs for ever. To my Executors occupation of my tenement in Hengham which I bought of Walter Pyke and 5 acres in Hengham bought of William Beele till my daughter Mary Wright is 21. To Richard Lyncolne my wife's son and his heirs for ever my close in Hengham bought of Robert Bargayne. To my wife Margaret use of residue of my messuages lands and tenements both free and copyhold till my said son Robert is 21. If said son and daughter die before 21 without issue their property to be sold half of money arising from same to my wife Margaret each child of my sister Elizabeth to have 20 and Richard Lyncolne 20 and my wife's daughter Katherine Brooke 20. Residue of the money to the poor. If aforesaid property has to be sold William Entwesell my brother in law to have first offer. To Bartholomew Cage my servant 12d, Agnes Bobbett my servant I2d, and Thomas Bidwell I2d. Residuary legatee my wife Margaret. Executors wife Margaret and the said Richard Lyncolne. Witnesses William Entwesell, Thomas Brooke, James Alden and John Cady. Proved 2 March 1570-1 by the Executors named. //P// Concerning Robert Lincoln of Hingham Richard's father we know little more than his will drawn on the 14th of January 1556 and proven on the 29th of the same month is capable of telling us. That he died a comparatively young man is certain for Richard the eldest of five children then being on lyve as they used so picturesquely to express it was still a minor when that untoward event occurred. Much in consequence devolved upon his mother Margaret Alberye. On her fell the maintenance of the family, the upkeep of the homestead, the oversight and cultivation of the lands until such time as Richard should come of age when he was to have the whole property absolutely. This is doubtless the ancestral estate with part of which he dealt on marrying Elizabeth Remching in or about 1574. How much other land if any his father settled upon him before the making of the will or how much upon his younger brother John we have no means of ascertaining but under the will itself Richard got no more while John's beneficiary interest was confined to the modest sum of five pounds. For there were others to be thought of and a dying man however keen his solicitude for those who are destined to survive him can do no more than his circumstances permit. Daughter Katherine must have the tenement in Thetford, daughter Agnes that other tenement in Hingham known from of old as Portman's. Then most pathetic eventuality it is possible to conceive another child one who would never behold its father's face had to be provided for. To it if a son must go Pixton's and Pitcher's and Cooper's and Broccle's and divers other lands in Hingham including the one rood land at Stumpe Crosse as from the day of its mother's decease but if a daughter then Richard should again take the whole from the time indicated and pay to this his third sister thirty pounds as her child's portion. Here we quarrel with the records. They pique our curiosity but tell us no more. Nothing more that is to say about the little indeterminate stranger so soon expected in the bereaved household but about the mother herself a fact of much human interest. Left a widow while yet in the very prime of womanhood, enjoying a secure life interest in a substantial portion of her late husband's estate, it is little cause for wonder that she should have found favour notwithstanding her encumbrances in the eyes of her worthy neighbour Roger Wright. They accordingly made a match of it to all appearances a most happy one. Roger Wright not only regarded his wife's children with affection but left them gratifying tokens of it under his will.  Richard was clearly first favourite. To him is devised a close of land and as a special mark of his stepfather's regard he shares the executorship jointly with his mother. This was in February 1571. How long his mother survived her second husband or when she died the records again with tantalising reticence abstain from telling us but the appointment goes to show that Richard her son was then of age a deduction in every way consistent with his marriage to Elizabeth Remching a few years later.

Will of Robert Lincoln of Hengham co Norfolk, Dated 14 January 1555-6. To be buried in Hengham churchyard. To my wife Margaret my dwelling house, land, meadows, and pastures till my son Richard is 21. If said Richard die before 21 without heirs said property to revert to his sisters [not named] and their heirs for ever. My executors to have the use of my tenement called Pyxtonnes 2 acres 1 rood land that was John Pytcher'sm 2 acres land late Peter Cowper'sm 1 rood land at Stumpe Cross in Henghamm 1 close called Broccles till my son Richard is 21. My wife Margaret then to have the aforesaid tenement and land for life with reversion to my child that is to be born if it be a son and his heirs for everm if it be a daughter said tenement and land to revert after my wife's death to my son Richard and he to pay the said child 30 at 21. Mentions Bartillimew Abell. To my daughter Katherine and her heirs a tenement in Thetford at 20. To my daughter Agnes and her heirs a tenement in Hengham sometime Frances Portmanne's late John Jessoppe's at 20. To my son John at 21. Residuary legatee my wife Margaret Executors wife Margaret and Robert Alberye of Hengham. Witnesses Sir Henry Goodramm priest John Baretloo and John Alberye.Proved 29 January 1555 6 by the Executrix .

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