George CRESSENER of Blatherwick, Esq.
(Est 1535-1610)
Richard HALSALL of Meredyn, Esq.
Edward CRESSENER of Earls Colne, Esq.
(Est 1570-1649)
Elizabeth HALSALL
John CRESSENER of London, Esq.


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  • John CRESSENER (d.y.)

John CRESSENER of London, Esq. 1

  • Born: 1620, Earls Colne, Essex, England
  • Christened: 14 Dec 1620, St. Andrew's Church, Earls Colne, Essex, England 2
  • Married: By 1653
  • Buried: 5 Jan 1696/7, St. Andrew's Church, Earls Colne, Essex, England 3

  Research Notes:

1664, Cressener v Moore. 4

Plaintiffs: John Cressener.
Defendants: Thomas Moore.
Subject: property in Bures, Essex.


1684, Toller v Cressener. 5

Plaintiffs: George Toller.
Defendants: John Cressener and James Walford.
Subject: property in Earls Colne, Essex.


Abstract of the Will of John Cressener, Grocer of London, Esq., written 4 Sep 1694, proved 8 Feb 1696/7. 6

Being seventy-three years of age he declares this to be his last will and testament and directs that his body be buried in Earls Colne Church near his wife.

Gives to his daughter Elizabeth Halton and her heirs all his houses & tenements in Bude lane. Gives to her children William, John, Edward and George all his stock in the East India Company. Also gives to Elizabeth half his plate, half his linnen and half his pewter. He further gives to Elizabeth and her husband £20 to buy them mourning.

Gives £300 to his daughter Ann Darrell to be secured for her children John, James and Marmaduke, Ann receiving the interest of the said £300 until her children reach the age of twenty-one years. He also gives to Ann the house he is living in and all the furniture that is in it for her life. If she decides to leave the house Ann and her husband James Darrell are to be paid £3 a quarter, and she may dispose of the furniture as she please, first allowing her sister Halton to take what she wants.

Gives £20 to his daughter Mary Pointer to buy mourning.

Gives £20 to his son George Cressener to buy mourning.

Gives to his cousin John Cressener and his wife two rings of 20 shillings each.

Gives £10 to his sister Mary Whitt to buy mourning.

Gives Mr. Mayo 2 guineas and Mr. Tayler 1 guinea.

Gives £5 to Mr. Edward . . . . . . . to buy mourning.

Gives £3 to the poor of Earls Colne, to be disposed of by his cousin John Cressener.

Nominates and ordains his son Edward Cressener as sole executor of his last will and testament.

  Marriage Information:

John married Anne WELDE, daughter of Alexander WELDE of Widbury Hill, Esq. and Rose BUTCHER, by 1653. (Anne WELDE was buried on 27 Aug 1694 in St. Andrew's Church, Earls Colne, Essex, England.)


1 The History and Topography of the County of Essex, Vol. 1, by Thomas Wright, Esq. of Trinity College Cambridge, 1836, p. 479.

2 Earls Colne St. Andrew Parish Registers, Baptisms.

3 Ibid., Burials.

4 UK National Archives, Reference: C 8/325/88.

5 Ibid., Reference: C 8/297/76.

6 England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, PROB 11/436/254.

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