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Leonard Metcalf

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Apperside, Wensleydate, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in West Barsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death: September 22, 1616 in Tatterford, Norfolk
Place of Burial: Tatterford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Brian Metcalf, Sr. and Joanna Metcalf
Husband of Amy Metcalf
Father of Michael Metcalf; John Metcalf; Leonardus Metcalf; Michael Metcalf (immigrant); Nicholas Metcalf and 5 others
Brother of Vincent Metcalf; Godfrey Metcalf and Ambrose Metcalf
Half brother of Richard Metcalf; Nicholas Metcalf and Roger Metcalf

Occupation: Reverend, Rector of Tatterford
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About Rev. Leonard Metcalf

  • Leonard Metcalf
  • M, #20244, b. 1545, d. 31 January 1618
  • Father Brian Metcalf b. c 1519
  • Mother Joanna b. c 1523
  • Leonard Metcalf married Amy. Leonard Metcalf was born in 1545 at of Tallesford, Norfolk, England. He died on 31 January 1618 at Tallesford, Norfolk, England.
  • Family Amy b. 1547, d. 1602
  • Child
    • Michael Metcalf+ b. 17 Jun 1587, d. 24 Dec 1664
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p674.htm#i20244

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  • The Wights: A Record of Thomas Wight of Dedham and Medfield and of His ... By William Ward Wight
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=t-QUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA54&lpg=PA54&dq=Leonard+Metcalf+1545&source=bl&ots=5_XLiMooR9&sig=_-KQyWLc2q_0fpl92syfoSNlfB4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=69xnVY3MMIXJogSR-ID4Bw&ved=0CDwQ6AEwBzgK#v=onepage&q=Leonard%20Metcalf%201545&f=false
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  • Note 2. The Metcalfs: For an account of the origin of this name see Jameson's Medway, 502. Rev. Leonard Metcalfe was born in 1545 and was rector of Tatterford. Norfolk, Eng. (Jameston's Medway, 502) His son Michael was born in Tatterford, 1586, and was a donrix weaver in Norwich, of which city he was made freeman June 21, 1618. His wife Sarah was born June 17, 1598. and was married October 13, 1616. Their seven eldest children were born in St. Benedict's, Norwich, and four later at St. Edmondsbury. He was a man of much prominence in Norwich and was the object of the persecutions of Bishop Wren and his chancelor Corbet. See the statement of his reasons for emigrating made by Michael Metcalf in a letter "to all the true professors of Christ's Gospel within the city of Norwich,: written from Plymouth, Eng., on the eve of his departure for America, Register, XVI, 279. He sailed in April, 1637, with his wife, eight children and his servant Thomas Comberbach (Hotten's Original Lists, 289.) He was admitted a townsman of Dedham, July 14, 1637. His wife died November 30, 1644; he died December 24, 1664. (Hill's Dedham Records, 1, 127, 9.) Three of his children are of present interest:
    • 1. MICHAEL METCALF (August 29, 1620-December 24 1654), of Dedham, married April 2, 1644, Mary Fairbanks(36, Note), of Dedham. Their daughter Mary, born August 15, 1646, married, December 10, 1668, John Ware (153, Note 1), of Dedham. Another daughter Sarah, born December 7, 1648, married June 4, 1677, Robert Ware (153, Note 1), of Wrentham. The youngest child of Michael and Mary Metcalf was Eleazar, born March 20, 1653, deacon of the Wrentham church. He married, April 9, 1684, Milletiah Fisher. The oldest surviving son of Deacon Eleazar was Michael, born May 21, 1687, elder of the Wrentham church. He married Abiel Colburn, of Dedham, and had twelve children. The seventh child was Col. James Metcalf, born 1728, died 1803, deacon of Dr. Emmons' church in Wrentham. He married, January 3, 1754, Abial Haven (Note 3) and had a daughter Jerusha, who married Nathan5 Wight above. Abiel, the eleventh child of Michael and Abiel Metcalf, married Michael5 Ware (58). Eleazar and Milletiah Metcalf had a younger son Eleazar, born November 21, 1710, who married Margaret5 Ware (58).
    • 2. JOHN METCALF (September 5, 1622-November 27, 1675, of Dedham, married March 22, 1647, Mary Chickering and had a son, Eleazar Metcalf, father of Michael, father of Peletiah, father of Benjamin Metclaf, who married Eunice6 Ware (59). (Register, XLI, 48.)
    • 3. Deacon THOMAS METCALF (December 27, 1629-November 16, 1702), of Dedham, married, September 12, 1656 Sarah Paige. Their son Thomas Metcalf, born May 7, 1671, married Sarah Avery (46).
    • Authority: Register, VI, 171.
    • Note 3. Haven: .... etc.

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  • American Ancestry, Volume 6
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=UVE8AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA103&lpg=PA103&dq=Leonard+Metcalf+1545&source=bl&ots=Av8czs0-fL&sig=J8WSfPX3dmekssuirMqSocEH9NA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w-5nVfKtE9DLogSe6ICYBg&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBzge#v=onepage&q=Leonard%20Metcalf%201545&f=false
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  • METCALF, JOHN TRUMBULL, of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. at New York city Oct. 17, 1818 (m. Nov. 11, 1844, Mary M. Myrick, gr.-dau. of Aaron Mitchell of Nantuckey, Mass., and had one son, William Henry Metcalf of New Haven, Ct., b. Oct. 4, 1846); son of Eliab of New York City, b. at Franklin, Mass., Feb. 5, 1785, d. at Havana, Cuba, Jan. 15, 1834, artist (m. Sept. 15, 1814, Nancy Benton); son of James of Franklin, Mass., b. there Aug. 31, 1757, d. there July 18, 1843 (m. Apr. 21, 1778, Abigail Harding); son of James of Franklin, Mass., b. at Wrentham, Mass., Aug. 1, 1729, d. at Franklin Aug. 16, 1803 (m. Jan. 3, 1754, Abiel Haven); son of Michael of Wrentham, Mass., b. there May 21, 1687, d. there Jan. 9, 1754 (m. Dec. 22, 1712, Abiel Colborn); son of Eleazer of Wrentham, Mass., b. at Dedham, Mass., Mar. 2, 1653, d. at Wrentham May 10, 1704 (m. Apr. 9, 1684, Meletiah Fisher): son of Michael of Dedham, Mass., b. at Norwich, Eng., Aug. 29, 1620, d. at Dedham Mar. 27, 1654 (m. Apr. 2, 1644, Mary Fairbanks); son of Michael of Dedham, Mass., b. at Tatterford, Eng., July 1587, d. Dec. 24, 1664 (m. Oct. 13, 1616, Sarah); son of Leonard of Tatterford, Eng., b. there 1545, d. there Sep. 22 1616, rector of the Parish of Tatterford, Norfolk co., Eng., 1611.
  • ORTON, EDWARD of Columbus, O., .... etc.

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  • Clarke's kindred genealogies. A genealogical history of certain descendants of Joseph Clarke, Dorchester, 1630; Denice Darling, Braintree, 1662; Edward Gray, Plymouth, 1643; and William Horne, Dover, 1659; and sketches of the Orne (Horne), Pynchon, and Downing families by Clarke, Augustus Peck
  • https://archive.org/details/clarkeskindredge00clar
  • https://archive.org/stream/clarkeskindredge00clar#page/20/mode/1up
  • Joseph4 (Joseph3, Joseph2, Joseph1), married in 1718 Experience Wheeler, daughter of Isaac Wheeler, and his wife Experience3 (John2 Michael1), Metcalf *, grand-daughter of Michael Metcalf of Dedham, Mass., and of Norwich, England, and great grand daughter of Rev. Leonard Metcalf of Tatterford, Eng., b. there 1545, died there Sept. 22, 1616, rector of the parish of Tatterford, Norfolk, Eng., 1611. Joseph4 Clarke died in 1731, and his widow married Daniel Wedge of Mendon. The children of Joseph4 and his wife Experience Clarke were : —
    • 1. "Joseph5, 1719-1719.
    • 2. Joseph5, 1720.
    • * Metcalf is a name derived from the following traditional exploit, which, it is said, occurred in 1312 in Chelmsford, County of Essex, England:—"On a certain day his Majesty, Edward II, with many lords and gentlemen, were in his Majesty's park, where was a wild bull that they feared to encounter, but when he encountered with Mr. John Armstrong he was killed with his fist, and when Mr. Armstrong came to his Majesty, says he to Mr. Armstrong, 'have you seen the mad bull?' 'And please your Majesty,' says he, 'I met a calf and knocked him down and killed him with my fist,' which when it was known to be the bull, Mr. Armstrong was honored with many and great honors. And in token of this notable exploit he was made a Knight, and his name was changed to Metcalf." (See the History of Medway, Mass.)
    • https://archive.org/stream/clarkeskindredge00clar#page/21/mode/1up
    • 3. Rowland5, .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/clarkeskindredge00clar#page/133/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • Michael3 was son of Michael2 Metcalf, b. in Tatterford, England, June 17, 1586. "Dornix Weaver," in Norwich, England, came to
  • https://archive.org/stream/clarkeskindredge00clar#page/134/mode/1up
  • America to escape religious persecutions, after losing his property by a Star Chamber fine; m. Oct, 13, 1616, Sarah, b. in Waynham, Eng., June 17, 1593. (See American Ancestry, vol. 7.)
  • To show how Michael Metcalf came to America, the following record is taken from Mr. John Camden Hotten's work, which was gleaned by him from the State Paper department in England, and which has recently been published in London : —
  • "Register of persons about to pass into foreign parts, 1637. These people went to New England with William : * Andros : of Ipswich M'r of the : John : and Dorothy : of Ipswich and with William Andrewes his son M'r of the Rose : of Yarmouth.
  • April the 18th 1637. The examination of Michill : Metcalfe : of Norwich Dornix Weauear | aged, 45 years with | 8 children | Michill : Thomas : Mary : Sarah : Elizabeth : Martha : Jonii and Rebecca : and his saruant Thomas Comberbach : aged | 16 | years ar desirous to pass to boston in New England to inhabit. | | | "
  • Mr. Tilden in his Hist. of Medfield, 1887, p. 436 says, that Michael Metcalf was a "dornik weaver" and that he fled to this country from persecutions which he gives in Michael Metcalf's own words : "I was forced, for the sake of the liberty of my conscience, to flee from my wife and children, and go into New England; taking ship for the voyage, Sept. 17, 1636, being by tempests tossed up and down the seas till the Christmas following, then veering about to Plymouth in Old England in which time I met with many sore afflictions. Leaving the ship, I went down to Yarmouth in Norfolk county, whence I shipped myself and family to come to New England, sailed April 15, 1637, and arrived three days before midsummer following, with my wife and nine children, and a servant." In a postscript, says Mr. Tilden, Michael Metcalf alludes again to troubles he sustained at the hands of Bishop Wren and the chancellor, in consequence of which he was driven from his family : "Sometimes my wife did hide me in the roof of the house, covering me with straw." John Metcalf was a son of Mich-
    • * Mr. Hotten has fortunately preserved the very peculiar punctuation of the sailing list.
  • https://archive.org/stream/clarkeskindredge00clar#page/135/mode/1up
  • ael, and was born in Norwich, England, in 1622 ; his boyhood was spent among scenes like these. The family settled at Dedham, Mass. ; John, m. in 1647, Mary Chickering. John removed to Medfield about 1652, with his wife and three children. He served on the board of selectmen six years, and had the title of commissioner in 1682. He died in 1690 ; his wife in 1698.
  • children : —
    • John, b. 1648.
    • Michael, b. 1650.
    • Elizabeth ; m. Joseph Ellis.
    • Joseph, b. 1658.
    • Experience, 1661-1730 ; m. Isaac Wheeler, whose daughter, Experience Wheeler, m. Joseph4 Clarke, as above stated.
    • Hannah, 1664-1719; m.in 1683, Elisha Bullen.
    • Mary, 1668-1727 ; m. in 1687, Eleazar Ellis (See op. cit.).
  • Samuel6 Metcalf (Ebenezer5, Eleazar4, Michael3, Michael2, Leonard1), who m. Hannah Richardson and had by her the twelve children as above named, .... etc.

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  • The History of Medway, Mass., 1713-1885 edited by Ephriam Orcutt Jameson
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=1sUMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA502&lpg=PA502&dq=Leonard+Metcalf+1545&source=bl&ots=Kzhv3cRyfm&sig=FK3Ua0IJWxVig9Z1xc8TPq1K8Z0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=69xnVY3MMIXJogSR-ID4Bw&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=Leonard%20Metcalf%201545&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofmedwaym00jame
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofmedwaym00jame#page/502/mode/1up
  • METCALF is a name derived from the following traditional exploit, which, it is said, occurred in 1312, in Chelmsford, County of Essex, England, "On a certain day his Majesty, Edward II., with many lords and gentlemen were in his Majesty's park, where was a wild bull that they feared to encounter, but when he encountered with Mr. John Armstrong he was killed with his fist, and when Armstrong came to his Majesty, says he to Mr. Armstrong, 'Have you seen the mad bull?' 'And please your Majesty,' (says he), 'I met a calfe and knocked him down and killed him with my fist,' which, when it was known to be the bull, Mr. Armstrong was honored with many and great honors. And in token of this notable exploit he was made a Knight, and his name was changed to Metcalfe." Vid. The History of Milford, Mass.
  • THE METCALFS OF MEDWAY descended from the Rev. Leonard Metcalf, born in 1545, and Rector of Tatterford, Norfolk County, England. Michael Metcalf, his son, came to this country and was admitted freeman July 14, 1637, in Dedham, Mass.
  • [1] LUTHER6 METCALF (JOSEPH5, MICHAEL4, ELEAZAR3, MICHAEL2, MICHAEL1), son of Dr. Joseph and Hannah (Havens) Metcalf, was born Sept. 7, 1756, in Wrentham, now Franklin. He married, April 5, 1781, Mercy Whiting, daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia (Partridge) Whiting. She was born March 14, 1763, in Medway where they resided. Mrs. Mercy Metcalf died Oct. 31, 1825. Major Metcalf married, Sept. 28, 1826, 2Mrs Hannah Fisher, née Hill, daughter of James and Grace (Jones) Hill, and widow of John Fisher, She was born April 28, 1774, in Sherborn, Mass. Mr. Metcalf died Jan. 27, 1838. Mrs. Hannah Metcalf died Sept. 24, 1863.
  • The children were : .... etc.

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  • The biographical sketches of prominent persons, and the genealogical records of many early and other families in Medway, Mass. 1713-1886 by Jameson, Ephraim Orcutt
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=Q-YUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA170&lpg=PA170&dq=Leonard+Metcalf+1545&source=bl&ots=8pybgkx6ZV&sig=r5Jpk28kD9CpmNHMup_mzuugPjA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=69xnVY3MMIXJogSR-ID4Bw&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=Leonard%20Metcalf%201545&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/biographicalsket1713jame
  • https://archive.org/stream/biographicalsket1713jame#page/170/mode/1up
  • METCALF is a name derived from the following traditional exploit, which, it is said, occurred in 1312, in Chelmsford, County of Essex, England, "On a certain day his Majesty, Edward II., with many lords and gentlemen were in his Majesty's park, where was a wild bull that they feared to encounter, but when he encountered with Mr. John Armstrong he was killed with his fist, and when Armstrong came to his Majesty, says he to Mr. Armstrong, 'Have you seen the mad bull?' 'And please your Majesty,' (says he), 'I met a calfe and knocked him down and killed him with my fist,' which, when it was known to be the bull, Mr. Armstrong was honored with many and great honors. And in token of this notable exploit he was made a Knight, and his name was changed to Metcalfe." Vid. The History of Milford, Mass.
  • THE METCALFS OF MEDWAY descended from the Rev. Leonard Metcalf, born in 1545, and Rector of Tatterford, Norfolk County, England. Michael Metcalf, his son, came to this country and was admitted freeman July 14, 1637, in Dedham, Mass.
  • [1] LUTHER6 METCALF (JOSEPH5, MICHAEL4, ELEAZAR3, MICHAEL2, MICHAEL1), son of Dr. Joseph and Hannah (Havens) Metcalf, was born Sept. 7, 1756, in Wrentham, now Franklin. He married, April 5, 1781, Mercy Whiting, daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia (Partridge) Whiting. She was born March 14, 1763, in Medway where they resided. Mrs. Mercy Metcalf died Oct. 31, 1825. Major Metcalf married, Sept. 28, 1826, 2Mrs Hannah Fisher, née Hill, daughter of James and Grace (Jones) Hill, and widow of John Fisher, She was born April 28, 1774, in Sherborn, Mass. Mr. Metcalf died Jan. 27, 1838. Mrs. Hannah Metcalf died Sept. 24, 1863.
  • The children were : .... etc.

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  • American Ancestry: Giving Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of ..., Volume 4 edited by Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=hUpkAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA195&lpg=PA195&dq=Leonard+Metcalf+1545&source=bl&ots=S4VBl3ljEu&sig=loGpNvV4BULZ2Dq2sJDovj5rzak&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w-5nVfKtE9DLogSe6ICYBg&ved=0CDEQ6AEwBTge#v=onepage&q=Leonard%20Metcalf%201545&f=false
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  • ROE, ALFRED SEELYE of Worcester, Mass., b. at Rose, N. Y., served on the 9th N. Y. heavy artillery 2 years, was captured at Monocacy, Md., July 9, 1864, paroled Feb. 22, 1865, grad. Wesleyan Univ. 1870, principal of high sch. at Worcester since 1880 (m. June 22, 1874, Nora Ardelia Metcalf, dau. of Alvah Metcalf of Ashland, Mass., desc. of Michael Metcalf early of Dedham, Mass., and of Capt. Robert Vose of Milton, Mass.); son of Austin Marinus Roe of Fulton, N. Y., b. at Brookhaven, N. Y., Sep. 27, 1823, Methodist minister since 1849, .... etc.
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  • FISHER, MILTON M. of Medway, Mass., b. at Franklin, Mass., Jan. 30, 1811, senator, county commr., notary public, justice, M. A., pres. of Medway Savings Bank, straw goods mfr., real estate and insurance agent (m. Aug. 22, 1836, Eleanor, dau. of Hon. Luther Metcalf of Medway, senator, justice, mfr., desc. of Rev. Leonard Metcalf of England 1545, thro' first Amer. emigrant Michael of Dedham, Mass.); son of Willis of Franklin, Mass., b. there July 20, 1783, d. there Jan. 1, 1866, farmer, justice, surveyor, teacher, State rep., selectman, railroad director, etc. (m. Feb. 8, 1810, .... etc.

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Name Leonard Metcalf

Date of Birth 1545

Place of Birth Apperside, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, Eng

Date of Baptism

Place of Baptism

Date of Death 31 Jan 1618

Place of Death West Barsham, Norfolk Co, England

Date of Burial

Place of Burial

Occupation

Military Service

Date Married 1582?

Place Married Tatterford, Norfolk Co, England

Father Brian Metcalf

Mother Joanna (?) Metcalf

Wife

Name Amy (?) Metcalf

Date of Birth 1547

Place of Birth Tallesford, Norfolk Co, England

Date of Baptism

Place of Baptism

Date of Death 1602

Place of Death Tallesford, Norfolk Co, England

Date of Burial 22 Dec 1602

Place of Burial Tallesford, Norfolk Co, England

Occupation homemaker

Source: http://home.att.net/~lvhayes/Genealog/Famances/Northern/Metcalf/metcapg5.htm

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From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/Metcalf.htm

REVEREND LEONARD6 METCALF (LEONARD5, BRIAN4, JAMES3, JAMES2, JAMES1)160,161,162,163,164 was born 1545 in England165,166, Baptism: July 08, 1587, Tatterford, Norfolk, England214,215, and died September 22, 1616 in Tatterford, Norfolk167,168,169. He married AMY170,171,172 1582 in Tatterford, Norfolk, England173,174. She was born 1556 in Norfolk, England175,176,177, and died December 22, 1602 in Tatterford, Norfolk, England178,179,180,181,182.

From Depositions in the Diocesan Registry, Norwich

1614 Leonard Metcalf, clerk, rector of the parish of Tatterford, where he has been incumbent for forty years, born at Apperside, co. York [deposed] aged 73 years. (Deposition Book 1614)

Considerable research shows the impossiblility of establishing the ancestry of Micael Metcalf beyond his father, Rev. Leonard Metcalf, rector of Tatterford in Norfolk, who, according to his deposition (infra), was born in the hamlet of Apperside, in Wensleydale, Yorkshire. Examination of the records of this region shows that a large proportion of the inhabitants bore the name of Metcalf. In the extracts from the subsidy of 1542-1544 for Apperside (infra) a large number of Metcalfs appear; and, when one remembers that this subsidy represents but a portion of the inhabitants, it is easy to see that a large proportion of the inhabitants were named Metcalf. The names Michael and Leonard were very common in the Metcalf family of this region, where the Metcalfs formed almost a clan. There can be no doubt that the gentle family of the neighboring Nappa Hall were related more or less remotely to the innumerable Metcalfs of the vicinage, but just how it is impossible to say, owing to the lack of wills. It may be suggested, however, that perhaps Rev. Leonard Metcalf was the son of the Michael Metcalf who is found at Apperside in the subsidy of 1542-1544. (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. LXXX, 1926)

1569, almost hanged; involved in rising in the North, supporting Mary, Queen of Scots183,184.

1616; Estate administered as of West Barsham, Norfolk, England of which he was vicar along with Tatterford. (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. LXXX, 1926)

Children of LEONARD METCALF and AMY are:

i. JOSEPH7 METCALF188,189.
ii. RICHARD METCALF190,191.
iii. JOHN METCALF192,193,194, b. August 15, 1583, Tatterford, Norfolk, England.

7. iv. LEONARD METCALF, b. Abt. 1585, Norwich, Norfolk, England; d. Bef. 1661.

v. NICHOLAS METCALF203,204,205, b. Abt. 1587, Tatterford, Norfolk, England; d. Abt. 1661, of Blakeney, Norfolk, England.

9/16/1664; "The Will of Nicholas Metcalfe of Blakeney [co. Norfolk], clerk, weak of body but of perfect memory, etc., dated 13 September 1661. I give my precious soul to God, [my] maker, hoping to be saved by the merits of Christ. My body I commit to the earth, not doubting but that it shall rise again a glorious body. As for my goods, I dispose of them as followeth:

To Leonard Metcalfe, the son of Leonard Metcalfd, my kinsman (dwelling in Norwich), when he shall attain fourteen years, the house wherein I now dwell, with yard and ground thereto, for him and his heirs for ever. My executors are to receive the rents of the same house and ground and to keep it in repair, until said Leonard Metcalfe is fourteen, and the surplus then in their hands is to be used to bind him out to some trade. To the said executors I give them all household stuff and implements of household, to be sold by them to satisfy my debts, vizt., to Mary Cherch, my servant, 32s, and I give to Edmund Day, rector of this parish 6s. 8d., to buy a pair of gloves. To each executor, for his pains 10s. The rest of the money from the sale of my goods is to be used to discharge my funeral charges and for proving my will; and the remainder is to be divided equally between John Metcalfe and Elizabeth Metcalfe, the children of Leonard Metcalfe, now deceased. I appoint Thomas Yougman and Henry Basset executors. [Signed] Nicholas Metcalfe. Witnesses: Sam: Bacon, John Cresey [?], Tho: Abraham.

Proved at Walsingham Parva [co. Norfolk], 16 September 1664, by the executors. (Archdeconry of Norwich, 1664-65, fo. 113)

8. vi. MICHAEL METCALF, b. 1587, Tatterford, Norfolk, England; Baptism: December 18, 1594, Tatterford, Norfolk, England229,230; d. December 27, 1664, Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.

vii. MATTHEW METCALF218,219,220, b. Abt. 1594, Tatterford, Norfolk, England221,222,223,224,225. From the Books of the Mayor's Court - 1628/9, 3 January, 4 Charles I.  Matthew Metcalf punished for disorder at the post.
viii. NYNIAN METCALF231,232,233, b. June 10, 1596, Tatterford, Norfolk, England.
ix. MARIE METCALF240,241,242, b. Abt. 1601, Tatterford, Norfolk, England. Baptism: August 28, 1601, Tatterford, Norfolk, England.

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Online match:

http://ourgenerationsancestors.org/getperson.php?personID=I9235&tree=OGA

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http://www.treetreetree.org.uk/Metcalf.htm

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The Reverend Leonard Metcalf of Tatterford is the earliest Metcalf(e) in this lineage who is considered proven by the best genealogical standards. The eminent genealogist George Andrews Moriarty concluded that “Considerable research shows the impossibility of establishing [beyond doubt] the ancestry of Michael Metcalf [the immigrant] beyond his father, Rev. Leonard Metcalf, rector of Tatterford in Norfolk . . . .”

Leonard of Tatterford was born in 1540 or 1541 in the hamlet of Apperside in the vale of Wensleydale, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was early educated at Sedburgh School, matriculated in the College of St. John’s, Cambridge University, in 1563/4 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1568/9. He gave up Catholicism and took holy orders under the state church. Leonard became Rector of the Parish of Tatterford in Norfolk in 1574 and Vicar of West Barsham in Norfolk in 1603 where he remained until his death. Leonard married Amy –– about 1579, in all likelihood in Tatterford. She was born about 1558, probably in Tatterford. Amy was buried on 22 December 1602 in Tatter-ford. Leonard was buried on 22 September 1616 in Tatterford and was later succeeded as Rector by his probable son Richard Metcalf. Leonard and Amy had at least eight children.

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This surname METCALF is a locational name 'of Metcalfe' a spot in the West Riding of Yorkshire. A great Yorkshire surname. In 1086 the compilation of the Domesday Book was ordered by William the Conqueror (1027-87), king of England from 1066. He was born in Failaise, the bastard son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, by Arlette, a tanner's daughter. On his father's death in 1035, the nobles accepted him as a duke. When Edward the Confessor, king of England died in 1066, William invaded England that Autumn, on 14th October, 1066 killing Harold (who had assumed the title of King). English government under William assumed a more feudal aspect, the king's tenants-in-chief and all title to land was derived from his grants, and the Domesday Book contains details of the land settlements, and the names of the owners of such. Edward Medcalfe was such a land owner in County Lancashire. Other records of the name mention Adam Medecalfe who was recorded in the year 1301 in County Yorkshire. Willelmus Midcroft, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. James Metcalfe, registered at Oxford University in the year of 1570. Hereditary surnames were originally imported from France into England during the Norman Conquest of 1066. In the two centuries or so after the Conquest surnames were acquired by most families of major landholders, and many landed families of lesser importance. There appears to have been a constant trickle of migration into Britain between about the years 1200 and 150O, mostly from France and the Low Countries, with a small number of migrants from Scandinavia, Germany, Italy and the Iberian peninsular, and occasional individuals from further afield. During this period groups of aliens settled in this country as for example, the Germans who from the late 15th century onwards settled in Cumbria to work the metal mines. Immigration during this time had only a small effect on the body of surnames used in Britain. In many cases, the surnames of immigrants were thoroughly Anglicised. The late sixteenth century saw the arrival, mostly in London and the south-coast ports of large numbers of people fleeing from the war regions of France.

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Rev. Leonard Metcalf's Timeline

1545
1545
Wensleydate, Yorkshire, England
1580
1580
Age 35
Of Tatterford, Norfolk England
1582
1582
Age 37
Tatterford, Norfolk, United Kingdom
1583
August 15, 1583
Age 38
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
1586
September 3, 1586
Age 41
Tatterford, Norf, Eng
1587
June 17, 1587
Age 42
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
July 8, 1587
Age 42
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
1594
December 18, 1594
Age 49
Tatterford, Norfolk, England
1596
June 10, 1596
Age 51
Tatterford, Norf, Eng
1601
August 28, 1601
Age 56
Tatterford, Norf, Eng