Native of Stamford in Lincolnshire. A white-baker who lived in a mansion house in Axe Yard, Southwark (now Newcomen Street), where his father, also a white-baker had lived before him. Widowered and with no children, his will left funds primarily for religious purposes, in particular for the building of a new church and churchyard in Southwark, Christchurch. It was built in 1671 at what is now 27 Blackfriars Road, badly bombed in 1941 and re-built in 1960. The charity still owns and runs it. His will also provided for university scholarships for poor students of Southwark and Stamford.
A white-baker produced white bread for the rich as opposed to the whole grain bread eaten by the masses. This definition confirmed for us by the very helpful Peter Kidd of manuscripts.org.uk.