JOHN STRUTT (Thomas, John) of Glemsford in Suffolk was married first to Catherine who was buried there on 18 August 1578. He married secondly 21 October 1578, Julian Scott, daughter of Richard Scott, yeoman, of Fynstead which is in the parish of Glemsford. John Strutt appears on the 1568 Subsidy List as taxed 6s.8d. on £5 worth of land. He was buried at Glemsford on 22 April 1591, having made his will six days before. An abstract follows. Twelve years later, an Inquisition Post Mortem into the property he held was taken. An abstract of the Inquisition also follows. The will of Richard Scott, dated 13 February 1577/8, named Julyan Scott and two of her brothers, Richard and George Scott, who were named in her husband's will. Julian (Scott) Strutt married secondly at Glemsford, 30 June 1591 widower Ambrose Biggs, senior, and had a Daughter who died a year later. Ambrose Biggs was buried 9 May 1621 at Glemsford.
19 April 1591 - the will of JOHN STRUTT of Glemsford, county Suffolk, yeoman ... to the poor of Glemsford ... to wife, Juliane all houses and lands until my daughter Anne Strutte is 18. and at Michaelmas following they are to be partitioned. with wife having half for life ... if Anne dies without issue, houses and lands go to my nephew ~grandchild Thomas Belgrave, he paying 20 nobles each to his brothers and sisters, the children of my late daughter Joan Belgrave deceased ... to my sister Ursula Brewster 10s to John Goldinge and his son George Goldinge land in Great Wylwyn ... to Richard Scotte 6s.3d. and to each child of Eustace Strutte 10s my wife and daughter Anne Strutte to he my executors. My brother George Scott supervisor. Witnesses: William Biggs, clerk, Thomas Gardiner, Ambrose Biggs, Thomas Gardener the younger, Richard Symonds and others. On 20 April John Strutt surrendered land bequeathed to John Brewster the elder, mentioned land sometime in the tenure of Thomas Strutt father of the said John Strutt. Proved 12 May 1591. (Ref.: Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Bacon 24)
INQUISITION POST MORTEM, held at Hadleigh. Suffolk, 21 March 1602/3 on the estate of JOHN STRUTT of Glemsford, c yeoman, who died 23 April 1591 seised of the following, in demesne as of fee:
I A chief messuage In which he lived with a garden, orchard, and Common pasturage.
ii A piece of land lying in Holbroke, abutting Wilwen Meadow.
iii 1 1/2 acres of land in Mullicrofte, Glemsford.
iv 1 acre on the west of Rldlowe alias Rithe field in Glemsford.
v 1 rood of pasture lately part of Willingharn's croft in Glemsford.
All these were held of Richard Eliot, gentleman, as of the manor of Peverells in Glemsford, by fealty and several rents, amounting in all to 21 3/4 pence.
And they are worth 20s. per annum clear.
vi Pattys Croft, with a woodland grove adjoining, in all 4 acres.
vii 2 acres of land called Suckenhedge, in Glernsford
viii A piece of land and a grove, now uprooted, in Wilwen field, abutting in part upon the land of the Rectory of Glernsford, and in part upon the
piece called Suckcnhedge, towards the east.
ix 1 acre in Wilwenfield, abutting on Morgans pightle towards the east.
x 2 acres of meadow in Broad Meadow, in Glemsford
xi Another 1/2 acre in Broad Meadow
xii 5 roods of pasture in Freedes Field, next to Freed wood, in Glemsford.
xiii Half an acre of land in Melfield
xiv Another 1/2 acre in Wilwen Field, in Glemsford
xv 1 acre of land in Longland Field, in Glemsford
xvi 3 acres of land called Reedinge, in Glemsford
xvii Another 1/2 acre in Gravel-pit Field, in Glemsford
xviii An enclosure of land called Rand, in Glemsford
xix 1 1/2 acres with appurtenances, on the east side of Ridlowe Field, in Glemsford.
xx 1 acre called Crowsland in Welwend Field, in Glemsford.
xvi 3 roods of land called Shreves Croft, in Glemsford
Items No. vi to xv inclusive were held of the queen, as of the manor of Glemsford, lately parcel of the possessions of the Bishopric of Ely, then vacant, and now part of the possessions ofthequeen,bythe Service of fealty and several rents, amounting in all to 8s. 4d. per annum, and Suit of court, in free socage and not in chief, for all services. And they are worth in all 20s. per annum, clear. Item xxi was held of the queen, as of the manor of Glemsford, by fealty and a rent of three pence. It is worth 20s. per annum clear.
John Strutt made a will dated 19 April 1591, the provisions of which, so far as they relate to these properties, are set out in English.
Ann Strutt, daughter and one heir of said John Strutt had attained the age of 17 years by the 4th of July preceeding the holding of the inquest (1602] and is married to Ambros Biggs, junior.
Thomas Belgrave, the son of John Belgrave, another daughter of John Strutt deceased, is kinsman and another heir of said John and was over 21 when the latter died. Julian Strutt (John's widow] subsequently married Ambrose Biggs senior and still lives at Glemsford. This couple has taken charge of the aforesaid tenements and appurtenances, and have received the revenues and profits thereof since the death of John Strutt. (Chancery Series 285:126)
24 August 1634 - the will of AMBROSE BIGGS of Glemsford, county Suffolk, gentleman ... to daughter Margerie, wife of William Hall, and her lawful heirs, messuage where I now dwell at Tyegreene in Glemsford ... and all lands, etc. which were John Strutt's, deceased grandfather of the said Margerie ... other land to daughter Margerie, if I have no heirs by my present wife Anne ... executor to be William Hall. Proved 12 Jan. 163 4/5. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury W1:90:l97)