8312. John Banks of London
~1540, John born in England.
· A possibility: will of John Bancks, citizen and mercer of London, dated 5/20/1630, identifes a large extended family including an uncle Christopher Banckes who had children Christopher, Anne, Mary & Alice. John asked to be buried in the Chancel of St. Michaels where his parents and 2 wives were buried. To show that the Bancks family of London was wealthy: given to his only daughter Anne, half his personal estate – £8000 and a chest full of items. Funeral expenses allocated – 2000 marks. A great pot of silver valued at £25 sterling was to be given to each of 2 churches. 30 kindred were to be given rings of gold valued at £3 each. 100 rings of gold valued at 40s each to kindred and friends. 100 rings of gold valued at 20s each to familiar friends. £50 allotments were made to various relatives. (S) New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1893, P109. Katherine Banckes, Christopher Banckes and John Banckes are also mentioned as relatives in the will of Dame Katherine Barnardiston dated 2/25/1632. This is another large extended family with a lot of money allocated in the will. (S) New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1893, P396.
Child of John and ?:
i. Christofer Banks (4156), born 5/4/1572 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.
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