Notes for MATTHEW RANDALL:
Son of John and Johanna (Webb) Randall.
Born: About 1571 in Bath, Somerset, England.
Died: About February 23, 1640 in Bath, Somerset, England.
Buried: February 23, 1640 in Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, England.
Occupation: September 23, 1614 - Chamberlain.
September 22, 1634 - Mayor of Bath.
Married: Agnes Cullen April 16, 1595 in Bath, Somerset, England.
Brian Randall of Sudbury, Ontario reports that he has "a copy of a document from the Bath City Archivist in 1988, indicating the terms of office as Mayor for Mathew Randall in 1624 and again in 1634." He states that Mathew was Lord Mayor of Bath in those years and also that he was in the textile business.
1640, January 21: The Last Will and Testament of Matthew Randall, Alderman of Bath, Somerset.
To the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, Bath. 5 marks (4p. 3.4d.)
To the Poor of Bath. 5 marks (4p. 3.4d.)
To son, Robert; furniture; to his wife, Jane: clothing, to daughter, Anne, 3s. and son, John: silver tankard.
To son, Matthew: 10. "Half a dozen of my newest silver spoons, my newest silver bowl, my best brass dogs, my iron rackes, my best Arras coverlet, my warming pan, and 2 long spits, my long diaper table cloth".
To son, Robert: "my dwelling house, 'without the west gate*", as long as he pay 6d. a year to his brother, John.
To sons: Matthew and George, 5s. each.
To sister; Edieth Randoll: clothing.
To cousin: Mary Poole, the elder: clothing and to her daughter, Mary Poole, 10s; and to her brother, Thomas Poole, 5s.
To godsons, Matthew Randoll, Senr. and Matthew Randoll, Junr. sons of brother, Francis Randoll: 10s. each.
To sister: Payne: wife's petticoats, and to her husband, John Payne, clothing; and to their daughter, Mary: 20s.
Forgive cousin Prudence Payne the 3 pounds lent by me to pay for the copyhold of her tenement at Keynsham, Somerset, which is to revert to her parents, paid to Sir William Whitmore.
To wife, Elizabeth: 10 pounds and half of effects in my house.
To son, George: 5 pounds
To Matthew, son of my son, John: 10 pounds.
To cousin Elizabeth Clement, and her son, Simon: 10s. each.
To cousin, Joane White: 20s. and to her children, William, Elizabeth and Ann: 10s. each.
To cousin, Thomas Randoll of "Sherowie": 20s.
To servant: Alice Collins: flax in the house.
Residuary legatee: son, John, and to be executor.
Neighbour, John Atwood; son, Robert; and cousin, Thomas Poole, the younger - to be overseers, and 10s. each.
Witnesses: Richard Abbott; Richard Mayo.
1641, April 21: The Will of Matthew Randall was proved by John Rendoll, son and executor.