Edward Waite

b. 6 August 1615, d. 1680
FatherWilliam Waite
MotherElizabeth Wells
     Edward Waite was baptized on 6 August 1615 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, Note: This is likely to be his baptism but still needs to be treated with caution though.1 He was the son of William Waite and Elizabeth Wells.
Edward Waite married Anne (?) circa 1641.
Edward Waite was a yeoman/tenant farmer.2,3
The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor rates assessment taken on 27 Jul 1670 includes a property owned by Edward Wayte rated to pay 6d, presumably on a property worth 1 pound per year in rent.4
Edward Waite left a will made on 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
"Edward Wayte of Leigh next Tonbridge, yeoman, ‘at present of reasonable good health of body ... considering the frailty of my nature and the uncertainty of my life’ make this my testament and last will. My body to be buried as my executor shall think fit. I give to Anne my dear and loving wife for life the yearly sum of £5 to be paid to her or her assigns yearly and every year from and after my decease on the feast days of the nativity of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ [25 December], the annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary [25 March], the Nativity of St.John the Baptist [24 June] and St.Michael the Archangel [29 September] by equal portions by my executor, the first payment to be made on that feast day above named that shall next happen after my decease if she be then living. I will my executor shall within one year after my decease enter into obligation of the penal sum of £100 and thereby bind him, his heirs, executors and administrators to the said Anne and her executors and administrators according to law for the true payment of the said yearly sum of £5. I give to Edward Wayte, William Wayte and John Wayte, my three sons, and to Anne my daughter, wife of William Mugredge, and to Elizabeth my daughter, wife of John Waghorne als Twyte (for whose several preferments I have already given to or with them such several portions already as my estate would afford) £5 apiece to be paid to each of them within one year after my decease by my executor. I give to Mary Wayte, my daughter, £35 to be paid to her within one year after my decease by my executor. I make Richard Wayte my eldest son full and sole executor and for and towards the payment of my debts and legacies, funeral charges, charges of probate of my testament and last will I will, give and leave to him all my goods, cattle [capital], corn, household stuff, leases, credits, personal estate and chattels whatsoever.
Edward Wayte.
William Foord, Geo: Hooper.
Probate granted at Tonbridge 29 March 1681 on the oath of
Richard Wayte, the son and executor named."
Edward Waite died in 1680 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Edward Waite was buried on 23 December 1680 at Leigh, Kent, England.5


Anne (?) d. 1679
Edward Waite married Anne (?) circa 1641. 


  1. [S135] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (Centre for Kentish Studies, TR 2451/20).
  2. [S165] Lawrence Biddle "Leigh in Kent 1550 to 1900", Lawrence Biddle, The Woods, Leigh, Tonbridge, TN11 8NA, First Edition (1991).
  3. [S171] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, 30 Nov 1675, proved at Tonbridge, 29 Mar 1681 (Centre for Kentish Studies, ).
  4. [S128] Overseers of the Poor Rating Assessments of the parish of Tonbridge, Kent, England (Centre for Kentish Studies, P371/12/1-4).
  5. [S167] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (Centre for Kentish Studies, TR 2322/41).