Francis Tyssen the elder

1624 - 1699


  1. Described as "of the City of London" when he wrote his will in 1690; owner of Bridges estate in Antigua.

  2. Son of Daniel Tyssen of Zealand and his wife Appollonia Ridley, daughter of Baldwin Ridley. Born 1624. Married Dorothy, daughter of Garrett Collent of St Dunstan East in 1649. Son John baptised 25/05/1651; son Francis born 1653. "The Tyssens were formerly merchants at Flushing, in Holland, but about the reign of James II. they settled in London and became naturalised subjects. Like many other City merchants at that time, they seem to have fixed their abode at Hackney and Shacklewell, and several of them were buried in Hackney Church."


  1. PROB 11/456/284.

  2. Findmypast,co,uk, Boyds Inhabitants of London [database online]; Old and New London vol. 5, chapter XLII, [accessed 25/06/2018].

For more on the Tyssen family see [accessed 25/06/2018].

We are grateful to Gordon Balderston for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Dorothy Collent

PROB 11/456/284 - precis.

Francis Tyssen the elder of the City of London Esquire.

To my son Francis Tyssen of Shacklewell in Middlesex Esquire my messuages, tenements and hereditaments in the City of London, counties of Middlesex and Huntington and elsewhere in England, subject to a £500 annual payment to my loving wife Dorothy Tyssen.

To my son Francis Tyssen all my lands or plantations and stock upon the plantations with the appurtenances in the island of Antigua in America and also all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the province of Zealand and elsewhere overseas.

[Various items bequeathed to Francis and Dorothy, including "all household goods, lynnen, plate, gold, silver and jewels which I shall have in my house in Philpott Lane London" to Francis.]

To my wife Dorotny Tyssen £1,000 sterling to be paid immediately after my decease.

To the Dutch church in Austin Friars, London, £100.

To the poor of the said Dutch church, £100.

To the two Ministers of the said church, £10 each; to the Rector, 40 shillings; to the Reader, 40 shillings; to the sexton, 20 shillings.

To the poor of the parish of St Andrew Lombard, London, £15.

To the Rev. Dr Edward Lake, minister of St Mary Athil, London, £5. To Joseph Taylor Clarke of the said Church, 40 shillings.

To the poor of the Great Church in Flushing, Zealand, £20.

To Capt. Cornelius Lamb of Flushing, £40.

To Daniel Lambe, son of the above Cornelius, £50. To Apolina Lambe, daughter of Cornelius, £50.

To the children of Cornelius Brandt, late master of a ship at Flushing, deceased, £50 to be divided between them.

To John Tyssen of Flushing, £100.

To my sister-in-law Mary Vanderpoest, £10. To her son Adrian Vanderpoest and his wife, £6 each to buy mourning. To her daughter Mary Storksen, £6 for mourning.

To Cornelius, Daniel and Apolina Lambe, £6 each for mourning. The same to John Tyssen.

To William Garrett, 20 shillings.

[Money to servants for mourning.]

Any lands, leases, mortgages, goods, monies, debts, stocks and all my estates whatsoever not hereinbefore bequeathed, to my son Francis Tyssen. He to be sole executor.

Signed 05/05/1690.

Proved at London 30/07/1700 by Francis Tyssen.

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1690 [EA] - 1699 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (1)

Philpot Lane, London, Middlesex, London, England