Bury St. Edmonds, St. James Parish
"The Kilham surname has been spelt many ways including Callum, Killum, Lillam, Killom, etc. Henry Hilham was buried at Dennington, 27 May 1631. Widow Elizabeth Goodale of Dennyngton (Henry's mother-in-law) made her will on 1 March, 1602, which was proved 7 March, 1601. She mentions her sons George, John and Robert (who came from Ipswich, England to Salem, Massachusetts in 1634) Goodale, Henry Kilham and Alice, his wife, my daughter. William Downing and Margaret his wife, my daughter, her grandchildren Alice Kilham and Margaret Downing. The three eldest children of my son, William Goodale, at ages of one and twenty years. Son: Thomas Goodale to be executor of the estate. The widow Elizabeth Goodale was buried in England, 5 March, 1601/2."
THE EARLY KILLAMS – by Horace Wilson Killam.
To Mr. Henry F. Waters belongs the credit of first discovering the home of the Kilham Family, the same being published in the New England Historic and Genealogical Register in April 1898, and in his Genealogical Gleanings in England in 1901 and confirmed by Mr. Walter Kendall Watkins of Malden, a well-known genealogist who visited the Parish in 1897. In 1856, Joseph Whitney Killam, then of Wilton, New Hampshire and father of the writer traces his ancestry and that of a few others of the family from the arrival of Austin Kilham in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 up to 1857, 220 years.
Genealogy of the Killam Family, a reprint from the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Herald of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Genealogies from 1597 to 1902 by George W. Brown, with some additions by the printer, Nelson C. Killam, Baltimore, Maryland, 1906
Transcribed from his notes by his granddaughter Edith Patten Heys
Transcribed from her transcripts by William Benjamin Heys
Copyright © 2009 by William B. Heys
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Will of Henry Kellam, of Dennington (Suffolk Co.) nuncupative, proved 3 June 1631.
"To Mary Kellam, my eldest daughter, I give my desk. To Alice Cosbie, my daughter, my featherbed, furnished as it stands, and my chest, with the linen that is in it. To my son Austen Kellam all my apparell. To Daniel Kellam, my grandchild, ten shillings or else my biggest kettle. To Ezechiel Tomson, my grandchild, my new chest. To William Tomson, my grandchild, my bible. To Alice Kellam, my grandchild, one coffer and two pairs of sheets. To my grandchild Ezechiel Tomson my flock bed. To Henry Kellam, my grandchild, my cupboard table and my coopers’ tools. To Robert Kellam, my son, my lease. And I make said Robert my son sole executor of this my will. Witnessed by Elizabeth Booteman, widow, and Joane wife of Thomas Kerrich.
superseded by Archbishop Laud, who procured a presentation from the King for Ezekiel Wright. Afterwards articles were objected in the High Commission Court against Ward for the pretended simony, although he denied knowledge of any corrupt practices. To free himself from a vexatious and chargeable suite, Ward by advice of his counsel, pleaded his Majesty’s coronation pardon, and although the Archbishop took notice thereof, yet it was ordered more than once that the cause should go on to hearing, notwithstanding the said pardon, and in Midsummer Term 1638 the Archbishop pronounced Ward simoniacal and to be deprived of the benefice worth L200 per annum. (Domestic State Papers, Charles I., vol. ccccxcix., 16.) Ward was suspended by the Chancellor, a Commissioner of Bishop Wren then Bishop of Norwich, because he would not read the second service at the Communion Table set altarwise where few of his parish could hear. (Vol. cccclxxvi.) "Wednesday, 26th Day Jan. It was reported in the House of Commons that there were 52 Families of Norwich that went to New England, by Bishop Wrens pressing their conscience with illegal oaths, ceremonies, observations, and many strange innovations." ("Diurnall Occurrences, or Daily Proceedings of both Houses in this great and happy Parliament, from the third of November 1640, to the third of November 1641. London 1641") Matthew Wren, Bishop of Norwich, and later of Ely, through his persecution of the Puritans, was persecuted in turn by them in the destruction of his records, of which however some survive, and are stored in the muniment room of the Episcopal Palace, at Ely; and the writer can testify to the extraordinary industry of Bishop Wren in his records and associations during his short stay at Ely.
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