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Henry ll Scarborough (Scarburgh), Esq.

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: North Walsham, Norfolk, England
Death: August 24, 1617 (47-55)
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Great Monument, Church Yard, N. Walsham, Eng.
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Scarborough, I and Elizabeth Scarborough
Husband of Mary Scarburgh
Father of Henry Scarborough, III; Samuel Scarburgh, Esq.; Maria 'Mary' Stanton; John "called Bartholomew" Scarborough and NOT Edmund Scarburgh
Brother of Mary Gurney Harvey; John Scarborough; Elizabeth Mayetson; Susanna Pycroft; William Scarborough and 3 others

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About Henry Scarburghe of North Walsham, Gent.

Henry Scarburgh (II) Esq.1,2

  • M, b. 1565, d. 24 August 1617
  • Father Henry Scarburgh (I) b. c 1536, d. 8 Jan 1606
  • Mother Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1544, d. a 1 Feb 1615



  1. circa 1583 He married Mary Humberston, daughter of John Humberston Esq. and (-----) (-----) (2nd wife of John Humberston), circa 1583 at England.1,3 


  • 1. Henry Scarburgh (III) b. 1590, d. Apr 1609
  •  2. Samuel Scarburgh Esq. b. 1593, d. 20 Apr 1655
  •  3. John Scarburgh Esq.+ b. 1598
  •  4. Mary Scarburgh b. c 1600



  • Henry was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, England, 3 Nov 1581. 
  • Confirmation of Arms and grant of Crest to 3 brothers Henry, John and Edmund, sons of Henry Scarburgh, by Segar on 10 Sep 1614. 


He made a will on 1 February 1615 at North Walsham, Co Norfolk, England. Henry's will was probated on 9 September 1617 at Norwich Consistory Court, England. It was on this date that his will was probated..5,4 

In the name of the greate and mighty God of heaven and Earth, my Father and maker, Amen. Henry Scarburghe of North Walsham, County Norfolk, Gent., although sick and weake of boddie, yet of good and most perfect memorie, knowing that all fleshe is grossee and the glorie thereof like the flower of the field and that the time of my wearie pilgrimage can be but shorte here of Earthe.doe make and declare &c. &c. To be buried in North Walsham Church neare unto my father. To Mary Skargurghe my true, faythfull, lovinge and constant and well beloved wife, all her own wollen and linen, jewels and allarell belonging to her person and half of all my other lined (the other to my executors), two milch vesle, half the brass and pewter, and the silver beaker and six of the best silver spoons "next the spone called the Apostles": Also bed, bedstead and furniture thereto in the parlour chamber and the livery cupboard there and the livery bed full furnished in the hall chamber. My son, Samuel to repair the house wherein Eusebius Harvye, Gent., my brother in law now dwellith and to suffer my wife to enter and enjoy same for her life while unmarried, keeping same in repair in leiu of dower and also give her L 30 in lieu of dower for her life, my son Samuel to deliver to her there 100 of 2 bond faggot wood, 2000 flags and 100 furrs. To my said wife a little table in the parlour and the carpit to same, six three squar buffet stooles and three other best buffet stools, a great framed chair, and one little framed chair, three lowe women's stools, two covered buffet stools, a great framed table in the hall with new grene coverings and nine cushings, three parlour window cushings, three chests, two boxes and her owne Iron chest and such other boxes and chests as she may choose to value of 40 s. more and the covered wicker chair. To John Skarbuurghe, my son, messuages and lands in Ludham, and he to suffer ould Thomas Haddon to dwell in the house where he now Dwelleth for his life and my son John is to pay him L6 a year for his life. To my said son, John, my messuages and brew houses in occupation of Martyn Tompson and the little house in the possession of Edmund Hake and the garden in the occupation of my brother Harvey known as "Wallers" and a close of 5-A-1-R of, and son Samuel to pay my son John L100 at 24 and I give him the bed and bedding he bott at the Cambridge and 40s to buy him a coveringe to furnish the same. To Mary Skarburghe, my daughter, £400 and the bedstead and its furniture in the kitchen chamber and all her own linen and woolen and her silver sugar box. To my well beloved brother, John Skarburghe of London, Gent., a gold ring of 40s. with my arms to be ingraven on it and to my loving brother, Edmund Skarburghe of London, Gent., a 40s. gold ring with my arms and to their wives 20s. gold rings each, in remembrance of me. To Mary Harvye, my sister, wife of Theophilus Harveye, and Susan Picroft, my sister, wife of Thomas Picroft and Agnes Thurkell, my sister, wife of Richard Thurkell each a 20s. ring of gold. To my loving mother, Elizabeth Skarburghe, a gowne cloath at 15s. a yard, to be worn in remembrance of me and my son, Samuel to pay her 40s. a year. To William Dockinge, my servant and the rest of my servants now with me 20s. each. The residue of my goods, houses &c. to my son, Samuel, sole executor. My two loving and faithful friends and in times past my ancient servants, George Purton and Thomas Leman, Gent. To help my son Samuel and examine and make out a list of debts due to me from my books at home and at London and to deliver to my son Samuel a list of such debts due tto me from my clients for sutes at law and I give them £5 for their trouble. My loving friend John Jermy Esquire, to be supervisor of this will (£10) and my brother John to aid my son Samuel. To Rose Humbertson, now dwelling with me L5 at twenty one. To Joan Humberson, her sister, 20s. To my cossen William Oswell, a 20s ring in remembrance of me and if my Aunt, his wife, survive him, she to have it. To Samuel Oates, clerke, 10s. To Mr. Robert Chawnes, clerke, 10s. To Mr. John Muaryce, Vicar of North Walsham £5 for tithes I owe him. To the North Walsham poor, 40s. To the town of North Walsham £10 for a stock for the benefit of the poor on condition that they with the advice of Mr. Jermy do such acts that my son Samuel my enclose a place called Mucklye at Thomas Symonds of North Walsham lately sold to me. To Henry Mayetsonne, my nephew and godson, 20s. To each of my other godchildren, 3s 4d. If I die before I surrender the Ludham lands to my son, John them my son, Samuel is to take them up and surrender to my son, John, which if Samuel refuse or neglect to do, then I devise to my son John the messuage and &c. called "The Bears" with barns, stables &c. Source: Norwich Consistory Court, Register 1617 Folio 115 (England) (Provided by James R. Revell Sr.).4 

  1. [S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants.
  2. [S960] Original Wills, 1605, No. 134, will of Henry Scarburgh, as shown in footnote No. 3, p. 540, Adventurers of Purse & Person, full text provided by James R. Revell Sr. Consistory Court of Norwich, Norwich, Original Wills 1605.
  3. [S674] Evelyn Kinder Donaldson, Squires & Dames of Old Virginia, p. 257.
  4. [S961] Norwich Consistory Court, Norwich Consistory Court Register 1617.
  5. [S21] Visitation of Norfolk 1664, Vol. 32, p. 193.
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Henry Scarburghe of North Walsham, Gent.'s Timeline

September 21, 1565
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
September 21, 1565
September 21, 1565
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
July 21, 1590
Age 24
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
November 4, 1593
Age 28
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
Age 29
North Walsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
May 7, 1598
Age 32
North Walsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
August 24, 1617
Age 51
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
August 25, 1617
Age 51
Great Monument, Church Yard, N. Walsham, Eng.