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John Convers

Birthplace: Navestock, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: October 05, 1574 (43-44)
Stanford Rivers, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Convers and Margaret Convers
Husband of Joan Convers, Of Stanford Rivers Manor
Father of Allen Convers; Anthony Convers and John Convers

Occupation: Yeoman
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About John Convers


  • His will was dated August 5, 1574 and refers to hinself as "yeoman". He bequeathed 2 shillings to the poor of Stamford Rivers and 3 shillings to the poor of Navestock. All his lands in Navestock were bequeathed to his wife Joan for ten years and after that to his son Allen. He directed Allen to pay 40 shillings to his sons Thomas, Anthony, John, Jeffrey and William. Also to his daughter Jane he left 10£ at her marriage or age twenty-one and a cupboard, cradle and a new morter. Allen received a "great brass pot". William Somner, brother-in-law was executor of John Cumbers will. His name was variously spelled Cumbers, Combers or Convers in records. (570)


  • 2. JOHN CONVERS (RICHARD 1) was born Abt 1530 in Navestock, Essex, England, and died  August/1574 in Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
  • parents: Richard Convers (d 1542)  & Margaret


  1. JOAN Fuller Abt 1555 in Essex, England. She was the daughter of  Edward Fuller d. Stanford Rivers, Essex, England before January 8, 1574.

Children of John Convers and Joan, all born at Navestock, Essex, England; 

  1. ALLEN3  b. Bef 1560, d. abt 1639, Essex, England.
  2. THOMAS , b. 1560,  d. Bef 1628.
  3. ANTHONY , b. 1562, d. January/1621-22, Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
  4. JOHN , b. 1566, d. 1627-1628, Shenfield, Essex, England.
  5. JEFFREY , b. 1568,  d. 1612, Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
  6. WILLIAM , b. 1570, d. 1632, Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
  7. JANE b. 1572


  1.  570. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, 3 vols., New England Historic Genealogical Society, (Boston, 1995) p. 132.
  2.  571. Arnold P. G. Peterson and Carolyn Bryant, "Edward Converse of Woburn, Massachusetts: Notes on His Birthplace and Ancestry", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 146 p. 132.
  3. The Road to Royalty is Broken: A thesis disconnecting Deacon Edward Converse who came to New England in the year 1630 from the Royalty of Medieval England.  By Robert J. Kurtz - 1998


The will:

1574, Aug. 6. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN CUMBERS of Stamforde (Stanford) Rivers, Essex, yeoman, beinge sicke in body, etc. I will that Joane my wife shall have all my copyholde lande in N avestocke, remainder to Allyn Cumbers my sonne, he (to) give unto Thomas Cumbers my sonne x1s. wtb in twelve monethes to Anthonyas much the seconde yeare, and to John xls.,the third yeare,to Geffery xls. the iiijth,and to William xls. the vth yeare. If any of my saide sonnes dye his parte to remaine to John Alline only. I give to my daughter Jane x poundes at marriadge or xxj. Said six sons under xxj. My howse at Navestocke. To the poor of Navestocke. I ordaine Wm. Somner of Harlow, yeoman, and Joane my wiffe executors. Richard Dewset of Northwilde my supervisor. In witness hereof, etc. Witnesses: Robert Dowset, and Morgane William s curate ther. Proved 5 Oct. 1574, by the executors. Inventory lxixl. xjs. iiijd. Archdeoconry of Essex, 54 Gyll.

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John Convers's Timeline

Navestock, Essex, England
Navestock, Essex, England
October 18, 1562
Navestock, , Essex, England
Navestock, Essex, England, United Kingdom
October 5, 1574
Age 44
Stanford Rivers, Essex, England