Abigail ???

(born abt 1659 Debach)

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Husband: Simon Vertue (born 1650 Debach died 29.8.1694 Debach)   View NotesHide notes  

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

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
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?
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...