Simon Vertue

(born 1650 Debach died 29 Aug 1694 Debach)

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Maternal grandmother: not known

Maternal grandfather: not known


Paternal grandmother: Francis ??? (born abt 1590 )  

Paternal grandfather: George Vertue (born abt 1590 )  


Mother: Mary ??? (born 1620 Debach died 1687 Debach)  

Father George Vertue (born 1620 Debach died 1679 Debach)   View NotesHide notes  

George Vertue was a shipbuilder according to the attached will and had substantial land/messuages. According to Mary’s will it would seem his ship business may have been based in Ipswich.

Brother: George Vertue (born 1644 Debach died 1652 Debach)  

Brother: Thomas Vertue (born 1646 Debach )  

Sister: Mary Vertue (born 1648 Debach )   View NotesHide notes 4 children  

Mary was the eldest daughter of George’s 1669 will. Also see IGI. Died after 1686, as mentioned in mother Mary’s will.

Husband: Samuel Jeaffreson (born 1646 Pettistree, Suffolk died 1693 Ramsholt, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

Will 18 Nov 1693, Ramsholt, Suffolk, according to IGI

Son: Christopher Jeaffreson (born 1669 Ramsholt, Suffolk )   View NotesHide notes  

Mentioned in 1686 will of grandmother Mary Vertue.

Son: John Jeaffreson (born 1671 Ramsholt, Suffolk died 1.5.1747 Roushall, Clopton, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

Not mentioned in 1686 will of grandmother Mary Vertue. However, IGI have him marrying Ann Scott 2nd Oct 1698:

John Jeaffreson Pedigree
  Male   Family

1671   Ramsholt, Suffolk, England
01 MAY 1747   Roushall, Clopton, Suffolk, England
05 MAY 1747   Clopton Church, Clopton, Suffolk, England

  Father:  Samuel Jeaffreson Family
  Mother:  Mary  

  Spouse:  Ann Scott Family
02 OCT 1698   Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England

Son: Simon Jeaffreson (born 1675 Ramsholt, Suffolk )   View NotesHide notes  

Mentioned in 1686 will of grandmother Mary Vertue.

Son: Benjamin Jeaffreson (born 1677 Ramsholt, Suffolk died 15.5.1769 Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

Not mentioned in 1686 will of grandmother Mary Vertue, unlike brothers Christopher and Simon. Source IGI.

Brother: George Vertue (born 1652 Debach )  

Sister: Elizabeth Vertue (born 1654 Debach )   View NotesHide notes  

One of three younger daughters of George’s 1669 will

Sister: Grace Vertue (born 1656 Debach )   View NotesHide notes  

Grace was one of George's younger three daughters in his 1669 will, see attached. Also see igi

Brother: Benjamin Vertue (born 1658 Debach died 1680 Debach)   View NotesHide notes  

Benjamin was George’s youngest son of his 1669 will, see attached image. See also IGI

Sister: Martha Vertue (born 1660 Debach )   View NotesHide notes  

Martha was one of George’s younger three daughters mentioned on his 1669 will. See also IGI. Died after 1686, as mentioned in mother Mary’s will.

Brother: George Vertue (born 1663 Debach )  

Wife: Abigail ??? (born abt 1659 Debach )  

Son: Simon Vertue (born 1681 Debach died 27.2.1711 Debach) 3 children  

Wife: Abigail ??? (born 1682 Debach )  

Daughter: Abigail Vertue (born 1704 Debach )  

Son: Simon Vertue (born 1705 Debach died 1742 )   View NotesHide notes  

Simon was a Merchant Tailor living in London according to attached will believed to be his which also shows he married Hannah Roberts in 1733. At that time (1733) he subscribed to poems on several occasions according to records on Ancestry.

In the will he also mentions cousins Stephen Abbott and John King.

Gearing Roberts. The Mark of Bridget Couttier. Benja Cooke - the last line of the will, witnesses. Gearing Roberts died in 1783 at the age of 78 and was presumably a relation of his wife, see also attached burial record and FMP have probate records for him.

See also attached Indenture, in Ancestry’s Freedom of the City section. For the cost of £35, quite a large sum at the time, Simon signed 7 years of his life away to become an apprentice Merchant Taylor. 

”This indenture witnesseth, That Simon Vertue son of Simon Vertue late  of Doabauch in the County of Suffolk Yeoman deceased (the sum of thirty five pounds being paid or secured to the Master ...) ... to Philip Glass – Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London ... 7 years ... He shall not commit Fornication nor contract Matrimony within the said Term. ... He shall not haunt Taverns or Play-houses, nor absent himself from his said Master’s Service Day nor Night unlawfully: But in all Things, as a faithful Apprentice, he shall behave himself towards his said Master, and all his, during the said Term...” Extract - view image for full story.

Son: John Vertue (born 23.9.1707 Debach died 13.3.1746 Woodbridge, Suffolk)   View NotesHide notes  

Lived in Manningtree, Essex - but married in Melton by license. As non-conformists they chose not to marry at their local church. See Sue Peggram’s notes at

Daughter: Elizabeth Vertue (born 1683 Debach died 20.10.1740 Parham)  

Son: George Vertue (born 1684 Debach )  

Daughter: Mary Vertue (born 1685 Debach )  

Son: Benjamin Vertue (born 1687 Debach died 1687 )  

Son: Samuel Vertue (born 1688 Debach died 1772 Easton Bavents, or, Easton by Framlingham)  

Daughter: Abigail Vertue (born 1689 Debach died 1690 Debach)  

Daughter: Grace Vertue (born 1691 Debach )  

Simon Vertue Notes:

Simon Vertue was the eldest son of George by the time of writing his will in 1669 - see attached images

Simon Vertue
paid £35, a large sum on 2nd May 1722, for his ap...
Simon Vertue in
the apprentices records 28 May 1730. Another re...
The will of
John Vertue of St Botolph without Aldgate in 1681
The will of
Sarah Vertu in 1708 - was she related?
Vertue’s will of 1646, page 1
Vertue’s will of 1646, page 2
The will of
Mary Vertue of 1686, page 1. The will mentions son ...
The will of
Mary Vertue, 1686, page 2
The will of
Mary Vertue, 1686, page 3 - latin proving
Gearing Roberts
will dated 1782, he died in 1783 and the will w...
The will of
Gearing Roberts, 1782, page 2
The will of
Gearing Roberts - page 3, latin proving
The last will
and testament of Georgius Vertue, 1669 in which h...
Vertue’s will dated 1669
George Vertues
1669 will, page 3
Vertue’s will of 1742
Vertue’s will of 1742, page 2
Vertue’s will of 1742, page 3
Roberts, mentioned in Simon Vertue’s 1742 will, buria...