Edmund Metcalfe named all four children of Sir Clement Fisher and Fisher's wife Mary Repington in his will of 1611. His relationship with the Fisher family is unknown at this time.
Will of Edmund Metcalfe, Yeoman of Parkington Magna, Warwickshire (Great Packington, Packington Hall, near Meriden, Warwickshire) PROB 11/117 -Dated 24 Dec 1610; Proved 8 Feb 1611 Page 1 #1 - To Sir Clement Fisher of Packing five pounds, Lady Mary his wife ten pounds #2 - To Lady Anne Dilke wife of Sir Thomas Dilke twenty shillings #3 - To Lady Marie Littleton, wife of Sir Edward Littleton twenty shillings #4 - To Lady Letice Throckmorton, wife of Sir Clement Throckmorton twenty shillings #5 - To Lady Elizabeth Fisher, wife of Sir Robert Fisher (Elizabeth Teringham d/o Anthony) twenty shillings #6 - To Mistress Winfrede Wilhoghbie, wife of Sir Edward Willingbye forty shillings #7 - To Richard Bullon [Bullen/ Boleyn] of Coventry forty shillings, to his youngest daughter twenty shillings #8 - To Goddaughter Mary Gearye forty shillings #9 - To four children of my cousin John Metcalfe of Crondel smithe of Northampton [Crondall, Hampshire] : Edmond, Robert, Alice and one other name not known “five markes a peece” #10 - To Mr. Shuttleworth priar of Packington Magna ten shillings #11 – Peter, Anne, Margaret, and Johane Fox, children of Jeffery Fox of Middleton five marks “a peece” Page 2 #12 – To Godson Edmund Field alias Martin ten shillings To the favorites of Sir Clement Fisher as follows: #13 - To Richard Benet alias Fletcher clerk ___ _____ ____ three pounds six shillings & eight pence #14 – To Joyce Gearye late of Coventry forty shillings (in margin: “daughter of John Gery”) #15 – To William Frier twenty shillings #16 – To Samuel Huggford ten shillings #17 – To Ambrose Field five shillings #18 – To Roger Lea five shillings #19 – To Symon Jeffreys five shillings #20 – To Ambrose Field alias Martyn five shillings #21 – To Thomas Raves five shillings #22 – To John Blakesley three shillings four pence #23 – To Richard Jnoe [Inoe] three shillings four pence #24 – To Thomas Warrall, William Haitley, Walter Noak, John ap Evan, and Howell ap Edwards four shillings six pence “a peece” #25 – To Hugh Haitley five shillings #26 – To Henry Underby four shillings five pence #27 – To Johane Stringer five shillings #28 – To Katherine Clarke, Elizabeth Rogers, Anne Oldames three shillings four pence “a peece” #29 – To preacher for preaching sermon at my buryall five shillings eight pence #30 - To the poore of the parish of Packington Magna twenty shillings #31 – To the poore of Middleton ten shillings #32 – To the poore of Burkenhall five shillings #33 – To the poore of Coleshill five shillings #34 – To Richard Berke of Middleton a pair of breeches and a shirt, a shirt ____, a pair of ___ and a hat Appoint John Keeling prior of Byrkenhall and my cousin John Metcalfe of Crondell executors. Wit: Samuel Huggeford, Richard Benet alias Fletcher his mark. Proved by Johannes Keeling and Johannes Metcalfe.
POSSIBLE TIES TO VIRGINIA: #2 - Anne Fisher = Sir Thomas Dilke---did they have a son Clement Dilke who was in Virginia in 1623? Note that the earliest Metcalfe in America, George Metcalfe was found with Clement Dilke in 1627. #3 - Marie Walters-Ludlow = Sir Edward Littleton -- son Nathaniel who was in Virginia by 1640. #6 - Winfrede Wilhoghbie (d/o Francis Willoughby a mining owner & Elizabeth Littleton) = Sir Edward Willingbye. Her oldest sister Bridget Willoughby m. Percival Willoughby who was involved in the settlement of Newfoundland. Percival Willoughby's nephew Thomas Willoughby settled in Virginia in 1610.
The first documented Metcalfe in America, George Metcalfe, is found in this document with Clement Dilke--they were neighbors: 12/13 Dec. 1627. John WEBB, Marriner, 50 acs. Within the precincts of the plantation of Accomacke, N. On the maine river of sd. Plantation, S. On the maine land, E. On land of Capt. Clement DILKE & W. Upon land of George MEDCALFE. 10 year lease, as above. P. 81. By F. WEST (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Abstracted and Indexed by Nell Marion Nugent. Vol. One: 1623-1666., Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, 1992, p. 11) (See also Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. II, The Year Ending June 1895., p. 79).
Any information about the families named in the will who have ties to Virginia is appreciated.