Richard Large

b. circa 1813
FatherBenjamin Large
     Richard Large was born circa 1813 at Gloucestershire, England.1 He was the son of Benjamin Large.
Richard Large married Mary Sarah Beck, daughter of Edward Beck, on 16 April 1846 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England, Mary Sarah was a widow, surname Large.
Richard Large was a carpenter.

Family

Mary Sarah Beck b. 13 May 1822
Marriage*
Richard Large married Mary Sarah Beck, daughter of Edward Beck, on 16 April 1846 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England, Mary Sarah was a widow, surname Large. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1582; Page: 40;."

Anne Larke

b. 1843, d. 1932
     Anne Larke was born in 1843 at England.
Anne Larke married William James Meek, son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis, circa 1870.
Anne Larke died in 1932 at New Zealand.

Family

William James Meek b. c 1839, d. 1916
Marriage*
Anne Larke married William James Meek, son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis, circa 1870. 
Child

James Larking

b. 4 November 1781
     James Larking was baptized on 4 November 1781 at Hadlow, Kent, England, This baptism has not been confirmed, but came from a tree in Ancestry.co.uk.1
James Larking married Elizabeth Ann Corbett, daughter of Richard Corbett and Henrietta Gillbee, on 7 December 1811 at St Margaret's, Lee, Kent, England.

Family

Elizabeth Ann Corbett b. 11 Dec 1791, d. 1837
Marriage*
James Larking married Elizabeth Ann Corbett, daughter of Richard Corbett and Henrietta Gillbee, on 7 December 1811 at St Margaret's, Lee, Kent, England
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKC6-6JW : accessed 02 Nov 2014), James Larking, 04 Nov 1781; citing Hadlow, Kent, England, reference item 2; FHL microfilm 992517."

Richard James Larking

b. 6 April 1818, d. 2 March 1901
FatherJames Larking b. 4 Nov 1781
MotherElizabeth Ann Corbett b. 11 Dec 1791, d. 1837
     Richard James Larking was baptized on 6 April 1818 at St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent, England.1 He was the son of James Larking and Elizabeth Ann Corbett.
In 1901 Richard James Larking lived at 98 Clarence Road, Lower Clapton, Middlesex, England.2
Richard James Larking died on 2 March 1901 at Middlesex, England, at age 82.2
His estate was probated on 12 April 1901 at Middlesex, England, Effects 5364 pounds 1s 11d. Probate to George Corble (clerk) and Emma Elizabeth Marshall (wife of George William Marshall).2

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, St Nicholas, Plumstead, Register of baptisms, Jan 1813-Jan 1848, P97/NIC/019."
  2. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

John Lashford

b. circa 1798
     John Lashford was born circa 1798 at London, Middlesex, England.1
John Lashford married Mary Jeffery, daughter of Benjamin Jeffery and Mary Harbor, on 14 January 1823 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 John Lashford and Mary Jeffery lived at Balcombe Lane, Balcombe, Sussex, England.3
John Lashford was a painter on 7 June 1841.3
John Lashford was operating a laundry employing 6 women on 30 March 1851.1
On 30 March 1851 John Lashford and Mary Jeffery lived at 20 Cambridge St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Family

Mary Jeffery b. 8 Feb 1801
Marriage*
John Lashford married Mary Jeffery, daughter of Benjamin Jeffery and Mary Harbor, on 14 January 1823 at Balcombe, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 334 page 12."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1111 folio 2/10 page 13."

Lucy Lulham Lashmar

b. 21 April 1793
     Lucy Lulham Lashmar was baptized on 21 April 1793 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, from ancestry.com.
Lucy Lulham Lashmar married Abel Manners Wilson on 4 June 1817 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.1
On 29 April 1832 Lucy Lulham Lashmar and Abel Manners Wilson lived at Mount Sion Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.2

Family

Abel Manners Wilson
Marriage*
Lucy Lulham Lashmar married Abel Manners Wilson on 4 June 1817 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son James Wilson's baptism."

Mary Lasseter

d. 1794
     Mary Lasseter married James Carter, son of James Carter and Susanna Thomas, on 20 June 1739 at Pulborough, Sussex, England.1
Mary Lasseter died in 1794 at Pulborough, Sussex, England.
Mary Lasseter was buried on 13 March 1794 at Pulborough, Sussex, England, "widow."2

Family

James Carter b. 26 Mar 1718, d. 1791
Marriage*
Mary Lasseter married James Carter, son of James Carter and Susanna Thomas, on 20 June 1739 at Pulborough, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widow."

Sarah Latham

     Sarah Latham married Edward Verrall on 5 May 1685 at Ripe, Sussex, England, Edward and Sarah are both of St Michaels, Lewes.1

Family

Edward Verrall d. 1706
Marriage*
Sarah Latham married Edward Verrall on 5 May 1685 at Ripe, Sussex, England, Edward and Sarah are both of St Michaels, Lewes.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

(?) Latter

b. 8 March 1610, d. 8 March 1610
FatherEdmund Latter b. c 1575, d. 1655
MotherAgnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
     (?) Latter died on 8 March 1610 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
(?) Latter was born on 8 March 1610 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England; died at birth. She was the daughter of Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe.

(?) Latter

Family

Children

Abraham Latter

b. 4 August 1644
FatherJohn Latter b. 9 Nov 1606
MotherJoan Austen
     Abraham Latter was baptized on 4 August 1644 at Frant, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Latter and Joan Austen.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Agnes Latter

b. 21 October 1638
FatherWilliam Latter b. 24 Oct 1613
MotherElizabeth Coe
     Agnes Latter was baptized on 21 October 1638 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Latter and Elizabeth Coe.
Agnes Latter was buried on 28 June 1645 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "dau. of William."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "dau. of William."

Alice Latter

b. 22 January 1603
FatherEdmund Latter b. c 1575, d. 1655
MotherAgnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
     Alice Latter was baptized on 22 January 1603 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe.
Alice Latter married Henry Martin on 26 January 1623/24 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Alice Latter witnessed the will of Edmund Latter dated 20 January 1654 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2

Family

Henry Martin
Marriage*
Alice Latter married Henry Martin on 26 January 1623/24 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S135] Will of Edmund Latter of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 20 Jan 1654, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 Jan 1656. (TNA: PROB 11/261/251).

Anne Latter

b. 11 December 1608, d. circa 1675
FatherEdmund Latter b. c 1575, d. 1655
MotherAgnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
     Anne Latter was born in 1608 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Anne Latter was baptized on 11 December 1608 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, daughter of Edmond Latter and Agnes (nee A'Downe). A'Downe/Downe is another old Rotherfield name with a Johe [John] atte Doune listed for Rotherfield in the Sussex subsidy (tax) of 1327.1 She was the daughter of Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe.
It is likely that Anne was born and grew up in the house known as Salters on Packham’s Hill in Rotherfield. Catherine Pullein states that Thomas Catt surrendered a messuage (house) and five acres called Salters to Edmund Latter and his heirs in September 1595 and that it passed down the family to John Latter who held it until 1685. She says that the position of the property was such that it lay on either side of the Station Road at Packham's Hill, each portion containing a narrow strip of land. When Pullein published her book in 1928 there was only one house on each portion and she speculated that the house on the south side of the road is older and therefore Salters. However, the house on the north side of the road is known as Salters today, so which one is correct is open to debate. Pullein also speculates that the property owes its name to a vendor of salt, William Le Selterre, who is mentioned in tax records in 1296.2
Anne's first marriage was to William Heath of Frant. Anne Latter and William Heath obtained a marriage license on 4 May 1630 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, "William Heath of Fraunt, warriner, and Anne Latter of Retherfield, maiden: sureties, said W.H. and Thomas Foster of Clive near Lewes, inholder (St Mary Westout, Lewes)." Note that an inholder is an innkeeper. William gives his occupation as a warriner, which is a game or forest warden.3
Anne Latter married William Heath on 4 May 1630 at St Mary Westout, Lewes, Sussex, England, (St Mary Westout is now called St Anne's).4
At the Rotherfield manorial court held on 6 April 1835:
"Comes William Heath and surrenders 1 cottage and 2 pieces of land adjacent, situated in the parish of Frant on the E. side of Eridge Parke between the fence of the said Parke & the highway there, formerly in occupation of Mark Couchman, besides all right estate claim & demand which the said Wm has in the premises for & during his life & the lives of Edward Munday & Margarite Heath, with intent that the lord shall re-grant the said cottage & premises as before mentioned And thereupon he at this court grants seisin by the lord to Richard Boakes senr, Richard Boakes his son & Anne Boakes his daughter of & in the cottage & 2 pieces of land to have & to hold the same to him R.B. snr & R.B. the son & A.B. & their assigns for & during their natural lives & of the .......? of them & the paying yealy to the lord & his heirs at the capital mess[uage] called Eridge Place 2 fat capons [a rooster or cockerel that has been castrated to improve the quality of its flesh for food ]or 3/- lawful English money. Heriot 3/- Fini £3.5"
The above entry in the manorial records raises the question as to who were Edward Munday and Margaret Heath? Intriguingly, there is a baptism of a Margaret Heath to a William Heath in November 1629 at St John the Baptist, Lewes. Unfortunately the mother's name is not given.
Anne Latter witnessed the will of William Heath dated 4 August 1635 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.6
William Heath died and was buried on 25 Oct 1635. William left the following will: ‘In the name of god amen I William Heath of Rotherfeild in the Countie of Sussex yeoman being of pfect memorie doe this fourth daie of August in the Eleventh yeere of the Raigne of our soveraigne Charles [1635] by the grace of god Kinge of England Scotland France & Ireland defender of the faith &c make & declare this my last will and teastam’t in manner & forme following Inprimis I give [& devise – crossed out] my soule to god my Creator my bodie I will shalbe buried in the earth. Itm I give & devise unto my three Children Edmond Heath Robert Heath & Elizabeth Heath five pounds apeece to be paid to them at their sev’rall ages of one & twentie yeeres or daies of marriage wch shall first happen All the rest of my goods cattells [capital] & chattells whatsoever I give & devise unto Anne my loveing wife & I make & ordeine my said loveing wife sole executrix of this my last will & teastament In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the daie & yeare first abovewritten.
[signed] Willm Heath.
Wittnes unto his will
Nicholas Jeames
Thomas Weller jun.’
[Latin] Probate 28 April 1636 on the oath of Anne Heath, the relict of the said deceased and Executrix.6

Anne Latter and Thomas Barber alias Nynne obtained a marriage licence on 26 February 1639.3
Thomas Barber's mother Elizabeth was buried on 31 October 1638 and four months later, on 26 February 1639, Thomas and the widow Anne Heath (nee Latter) obtained a marriage licence. He was 54 years of age and Anne was a widow aged 30 years. The marriage licence reads: "Thomas Barber alias Nyn of Rotherfield, yeoman, & Anne Heath of same, widow, sureties: said T.B. alias N. and William Bowden of same, yeoman (Frant)". The witness William Bowden is a person of interest as the will of Elizabeth Nynne als Barber 1637 states her daughter's name as Elizabeth Bowden and so it is likely that William is her husband and therefore Thomas' brother-in-law. This is confirmation that this is the marriage of Thomas, son of George and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
Anne Latter married Thomas Barber alias Nynne, son of George Barber alias Nynne and Elizabeth Godsell, on 7 March 1639 at Frant, Sussex, England, The church register simply states: Thomas Barber of Rotherfield & Anne Heath (widdow).7
Anne's second husband, Thomas Barber, died and was buried on 21 May 1649 in Rotherfield. She was again left with three young children from the marriage: Thomas aged 9 years, Elizabeth 6 years and Anne 4 years.
Anne Latter witnessed the will of Edmund Latter dated 20 January 1654 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.8
In 1655, Anne's father Edmond Latter, died in Tonbridge. He left Anne twenty shillings in his will: ‘In the name of God Amen The twentieth day of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fiftye and fower I Edmund Latter of Tonbridge in the County of Kent yeoman beinge at this present weake in bodye but of perfect and sounde memorie praised be God doe make and declare this to be my Testament and last will in manner and forme followinge First I will and resigne my soule to God that gave it And my bodie I commit to the earth hopeinge to have a ioyfull resurrection thereof to eternall life by my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ And for that temporall estate which God hath lent me I will and dispose of the same as followeth (that is to saie) I will to Alice my daughter wife to Henry Marten Twenty shillinges of lawfull English money And to the said Henry Marten I give all my wearinge apparell whatsoever to be paid and delivered unto them upon their reasonable demannd by myne Executrix Alsoe I will and give to Robert Martyn sonne of the said Alice my daughter the sume of five poundes of lawfull English money to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease by mine Executrix Alsoe I will and give to Anne my daughter in remembrance of her Twentye shillinges to be paid unto her upon her demannd thereof Alsoe I will and give to Edmund Latter my grandchild sonne of John Latter my sonne deceased the sume of five poundes of lawfull money (of England) to be paid unto him at his age of one and twentie yeares if he shall live to attaine that age by mine Executrix. Alsoe I will and give to John Latter my grandchild sonne of the said John my sonne deceased the like summe of five poundes of lawfull money To be paid unto him at his age of one andTwentie yeares if he shall live to attaine that age by mine Executrix. Alsoe I will and give to Richard Latter my brother my redd cowe to be delivered to him by myne executrix w’thin short tyme after my decease. Alsoe I will and give to my godson John Moyse Tenne shillinges to be paid unto him at his age of one and twentie yeares if he live to attaine that age by myne Executrix. Alsoe all my moveable goodes Cattle [capital] houshold stuffe readie money debtes and chattles whatsoever and of what nature or kinde soever I wholie give leave and bequeath to Anne my deare and loveinge wife to enable her to pay my debts and legacies and to recompence her love and great paines by her shewed towards me And I make and ordeine the said Anne my wife to be the full and sole Executrix of this my Testament and last will In wittnes whereof I the said Edmund Latter have to this my Testament and last will sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. Edmund Latter. Read, sealed, published and declared by the said Edmund Latter to be his Testament and last will in the presence of Robert Weare, William Moyse his marke, Geo: Hooper.
This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and grannting administracons lawfullie authorized the second day of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred and fiftye sixe by the oathe of Anne Latter the Relict and sole Executrix named in the last will and Testament of the said deceased To whome was grannted administracon &c she beinge by vertue of a Commission first legally sworne truely and faithfully to administer.’
(Transcribed by Gillian Rickard for Geoffrey Barber, 2011.)8
Anne’s sister Alice is mentioned in the above will as being married to Henry Marten which helped to confirm the link to Rotherfield, as Alice Latter married Henry Martin in Rotherfield on 26 January 1624.9
Anne Latter married Samuel Theobold circa 1660 at England.10
Anne’s third marriage was to a clothier, Samuel Theobold, sometime between 1650 and 1661. Although the marriage record has not been found, we know it occurred because on 7 Jan 1661/62 Anne's son Thomas Barber leases the cottage in Rotherfield Town and the Drapers land from Ann and her third husband, Samuel Theobold, who were occupying it: "7 Jan 1661/62 Lease by Samuel Theobold of Tonbridge, Kent, clothier and Ann his wife, to Thomas Barber alias Nine, of Frant, Sussex, then servant to Thomas Weller, gent., of a messuage or tenement, outhouse, barn and stall and a small piece of land lying near the said barn, together with all gardens, closes, backside, etc. in Rotherfield Town. Also, 4 pieces of land and wood containing 22 acres, called Drapyers in Rotherfield; all which premises the said Samuel held by right of An his wife made to her by jointure and lease from Thomas Barber alias Nine, her former husband, father of the above named Thomas. Term, the life of the said Ann Theobold party to the deed and mother of the said Thomas: rent yearly 11 pounds/5s. Signature of Samuel Theobold, and mark of Ann Theobold & seals. Witnesses: William Jeffrey, Ann Barber (mk)".11
This implies that Thomas Barber senior must have arranged a formal lease of all his properties to Ann for her lifetime. This was a common practice, often agreed prior to marriage and referred to as a marriage settlement, to ensure that Ann would have the use and control of her husband’s property in the event of his death. She could use the properties to derive an income to provide for her and their children for as long as was needed. It also ensured that neither Anne nor any future husband of Anne could sell the property, and so preserved it for their children’s inheritance. In this case, Samuel and Anne arranged to sub lease the properties to Thomas junior when he was 21 years old, for an annual rent of £11/5s. In doing so, Anne and Samuel received an income and Thomas got his property. On Anne’s death the property would automatically transfer to Thomas as heir.
The witnesses to the above lease were William Jeffery and Ann Barber. Ann is most certainly the daughter of Anne Theobold (from her marriage to Thomas Barber) and William Jeffery is very likely to be the husband of her other daughter, Elizabeth. Although the marriage of William Jeffery and Elizabeth Barber has not been found, there are a number of baptisms in Tonbridge to William Jeffrey (unfortunately the mother’s name is not given) starting in 1661 suggesting a marriage c1660. The children’s names match the Barber family very closely: Anne (1661), Mary (1665), John (1673), William (1677), Thomas (1679), Mary (1680), and George (1683). To confuse matters, there is an Elizabeth Barber in the next generation (bap. 1677, daughter of Thomas and Mary Barber) who marries a William Jeffery in 1705 at Tonbridge.
It appears that Samuel and Anne lived in Tonbridge for the remainder of their life. The lease of 1661/62 states that Samuel Theobold is “of Tonbridge”, and there is another document dated 24 January 1670/71 in which Samuel Theobald, "of Tonbridge, yeoman", releases his step-daughter Anne Barber, spinster, from any obligation to him. This is clearly indicating a separation of affairs between Samuel and Anne Barber, but we do not know the circumstances behind it (was Anne about to be married?). The fact that this document ended up with Mary Barber's papers (wife of Anne's brother Thomas) indicates that the unmarried Anne Barber was still in touch with her brother (who was also unmarried at this time) and that perhaps he was assisting her in this matter. The document is transcribed below:
Knowe all men by these presents that I Samuell Theobald of Tonbridge in the county of Kent yeoman for good causes and considerations me hereunto moveing Have remised released and for ever quiteclaymed and by these presents doe fully cleerly and absolutely for and from me mine executors and adm[ini]strators remise releas and for ever quiteclaime unto Anne Barbar of Tonbridge aforsaid Spinster her heires executors and adm[ini]strators all and all manner of accons causes of accons sutes Controversies bonds obligations bills debts duties recconings accompts defamations wrongs assaults trepasses and demands whatsoever which I the said Samuell Theobald mine Executors adm[ini]strators or assignes have had may might could or ought to have of from or against the said Anne Barbar her heires executors or adm[ini]strators for any cause question matter or thing whatsoever from the beginning of the world until the day of the date of these presents In witnes whereof I the said Samuell Theobald have to this my present writing sett my hand and seale the fower and Twenteth day of January In the Two and Twenteth yeare of the Reigne of our sovereigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France & Ireland defender of the faith &c Anno d[omi]ni 1670
Sealed and delivered in the
p[resen]nce of Geo. Hooper: &
Richard Polhill
Samuel Theobald.
(Transcribed by Gillian Rickard for Geoffrey Barber, April 2014.)12,10

Anne Latter died circa 1675 at Kent, England.
Anne Theobald’s burial record has not been found, but there are pages missing in the Tonbridge burial register between 29 May 1673 and 7 March 1680 so she probably died during this time. She almost certainly died before 6 December 1677 when there is a manorial record of a transfer of the Bonnetts and Bathelands properties from her son Thomas Barber to Edmund Latter. These are the properties in Rotherfield village that were first held by John Barber alias Nynne in 1530 and which were held by Anne for life (as noted in the lease of 1661/62). Her son Thomas had married in 1672 and was now living in Hildenborough (near Tonbridge) so the house in Rotherfield village was no longer required. However, he continued to hold the Drapers property as it would have been able to provide a valuable source of income.13

Family 1

William Heath d. Oct 1635
Marriage LicenseShe and William Heath obtained a marriage license on 4 May 1630 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, "William Heath of Fraunt, warriner, and Anne Latter of Retherfield, maiden: sureties, said W.H. and Thomas Foster of Clive near Lewes, inholder (St Mary Westout, Lewes)." Note that an inholder is an innkeeper. William gives his occupation as a warriner, which is a game or forest warden.3 
Marriage
Anne Latter married William Heath on 4 May 1630 at St Mary Westout, Lewes, Sussex, England, (St Mary Westout is now called St Anne's).4 
Children

Family 2

Thomas Barber alias Nynne b. 1 Jan 1585, d. 1649
Marriage License
Anne Latter and Thomas Barber alias Nynne obtained a marriage licence on 26 February 1639.3 
Marriage
Anne Latter married Thomas Barber alias Nynne, son of George Barber alias Nynne and Elizabeth Godsell, on 7 March 1639 at Frant, Sussex, England, The church register simply states: Thomas Barber of Rotherfield & Anne Heath (widdow).7  
Children

Family 3

Samuel Theobold
Marriage*
Anne Latter married Samuel Theobold circa 1660 at England.10 

Citations

  1. [S533] Webpage "Sussex Subsidy of 1327: The rape of Pevensey', The three earliest subsidies for the county of Sussex: 1296, 1327, 1332 (1910)" (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65854).
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p303."
  3. [S115] Edwin H W Dunkin ed. "Sussex Record Society Vol 1: Calendar of Sussex Marriage Licences: Archdeaconry of Lewes 1586-1643", Sussex Record Society, First Edition (1901).
  4. [S123] Transcript of the Bishop's Transcripts of Lewes St Mary Westout, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 411/1).
  5. [S464] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1631-1724 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/6) "p. 13b (pp. 18,19 of PDF)."
  6. [S125] Will of William Heath of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 4 Aug 1635, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 28 Apr 1636. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/24/84B).
  7. [S122] Transcript of the Parish Register of Frant, Sussex, England, 1544-1881 (ESRO: PAR 344/1).
  8. [S135] Will of Edmund Latter of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 20 Jan 1654, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 Jan 1656. (TNA: PROB 11/261/251).
  9. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  10. [S117] Transcription of Theobold/Barber alias Nine Lease, 7 Jan 1661/2. (ESRO SAS FA 781).
  11. [S117] Transcription of Theobold/Barber alias Nine Lease, 7 Jan 1661/2. (ESRO SAS FA 781) SAS FA 781.
  12. [S590] Release Declaration, Samuel Theobold-Ann Barber 1670/71 (Collection of the solicitors Messrs. Walker, Templer and Thomson of Tonbridge), 24 Jan 1670/71. (KHLC: TU1/M2/1).
  13. [S107] CourtRolls of the manor of Rotherfield, 1631-1753 (ESRO: ABE 74O1) page 252.

Dorothy Latter

b. 4 November 1632
FatherJohn Latter b. 9 Nov 1606
MotherJoan Austen
     Dorothy Latter was baptized on 4 November 1632 at Frant, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Latter and Joan Austen.
There is a Latter burial (no christian name) on 9 Jun 1633 at Frant which may be Dorothy.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Edmond Latter

b. 30 June 1605
FatherEdmund Latter b. c 1575, d. 1655
MotherAgnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
     Edmond Latter was baptized on 30 June 1605 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe.
Edmond Latter married Unknown (?) circa 1630 at England.

Family

Unknown (?) d. 1645
Marriage*
Edmond Latter married Unknown (?) circa 1630 at England

Edmund Latter

b. circa 1575, d. 1655
Father(?) Latter
     Edmund Latter was born circa 1575 at England. He was the son of (?) Latter.
The Dewlands manor court rolls include and entry in 1589 for the purchase of a property of 8 acres called Saders in Rotherfield for £20.16 "Cond. Surr, £20.16 in porch of R. Church").
The property was surrendered (ie probably sold) on 29 Dec 1591 to the use of John Turner. The property was described as 3 pieces of land and wood. It is located south of Rotherfield and appears to be reasonably close to the Drapers property held by the Barber family as it is mentioned as abutting the land of Thomas Ersfeld, which is shown on the 1597 map as across the road to Drapers.1
Catherine Pullein's book states that Thomas Catt surrendered a messuage (house) and five acres called Salters to Edmund Latter and his heirs in September 1595. She says that the position of the property was such that it lay on either side of the Station Road at Packham's Hill, each portion containing a narrow strip of land. At the time Pullein wrote her book (1928) there was only one house on each portion, and she believed the older house (ie Salters) was the one on the south side of the road. She speculated that the property owes its name to a vendor of salt, William Le Selterre, who is mentioned in tax records in 1296.
Pullein states that the property "descended in the Latter family to John Latter, who in 1685 settled it on Elizabeth, then wife of Thomas Hutchinson, presumable John Latter's daughter". However, the Sussex Marriage Index shows that Thomas Hutchinson married Elizabeth Greenwood by licence at Tonbridge on 29 Oct 1682, with the record stating that Thomas was "of Rotherfield". Further work is required to sort out the Latter family in Rotherfield.2
Edmund Latter was a husbandman on 20 November 1602.
Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe obtained a marriage licence on 20 November 1602 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Agnes is a widow (Agnes Alchorne). Sponsor John Pemell mercer of Lewes.3
Edmund Latter married Agnes A'Downe, daughter of William A'Downe and Eleanor Saxbyes, on 7 December 1602 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, The marriage is recorded as Edmond Latter married Annis Allchorne, widow.3
Edmund Latter was a yeoman in 1654.
Edmund Latter left a will made on 20 January 1654 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.4
‘In the name of God Amen The twentieth day of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fiftye and fower I Edmund Latter of Tonbridge in the County of Kent yeoman beinge at this present weake in bodye but of perfect and sounde memorie praised be God doe make and declare this to be my Testament and last will in manner and forme followinge First I will and resigne my soule to God that gave it And my bodie I commit to the earth hopeinge to have a ioyfull resurrection thereof to eternall life by my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ And for that temporall estate which God hath lent me I will and dispose of the same as followeth (that is to saie) I will to Alice my daughter wife to Henry Marten Twenty shillinges of lawfull English money And to the said Henry Marten I give all my wearinge apparell whatsoever to be paid and delivered unto them upon their reasonable demannd by myne Executrix Alsoe I will and give to Robert Martyn sonne of the said Alice my daughter the sume of five poundes of lawfull English money to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease by mine Executrix Alsoe I will and give to Anne my daughter in remembrance of her Twentye shillinges to be paid unto her upon her demannd thereof Alsoe I will and give to Edmund Latter my grandchild sonne of John Latter my sonne deceased the sume of five poundes of lawfull money (of England) to be paid unto him at his age of one and twentie yeares if he shall live to attaine that age by mine Executrix. Alsoe I will and give to John Latter my grandchild sonne of the said John my sonne deceased the like summe of five poundes of lawfull money To be paid unto him at his age of one andTwentie yeares if he shall live to attaine that age by mine Executrix. Alsoe I will and give to Richard Latter my brother my redd cowe to be delivered to him by myne executrix w’thin short tyme after my decease. Alsoe I will and give to my godson John Moyse Tenne shillinges to be paid unto him at his age of one and twentie yeares if he live to attaine that age by myne Executrix. Alsoe all my moveable goodes Cattle [capital] houshold stuffe readie money debtes and chattles whatsoever and of what nature or kinde soever I wholie give leave and bequeath to Anne my deare and loveinge wife to enable her to pay my debts and legacies and to recompence her love and great paines by her shewed towards me And I make and ordeine the said Anne my wife to be the full and sole Executrix of this my Testament and last will In wittnes whereof I the said Edmund Latter have to this my Testament and last will sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. Edmund Latter. Read, sealed, published and declared by the said Edmund Latter to be his Testament and last will in the presence of Robert Weare, William Moyse his marke, Geo: Hooper.
This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and grannting administracons lawfullie authorized the second day of January in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred and fiftye sixe by the oathe of
Anne Latter the Relict and sole Executrix named in the last will and Testament of the said deceased To whome was grannted administracon &c she beinge by vertue of a Commission first legally sworne truely and faithfully to administer.’
(Transcribed by Gillian Rickard for Geoffrey Barber, 2011.)
The connection to Rotherfield is confirmed in the will as Anne’s sister Alice is mentioned as being married to Henry Marten. The Sussex Marriage Index has the marriage: Alice Latter married Henry Martin at Rotherfield on 26 January 1624.3
Edmund Latter died in 1655 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
His estate was probated on 2 January 1656 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, Middlesex, England.

Family

Agnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
Marriage License
Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe obtained a marriage licence on 20 November 1602 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Agnes is a widow (Agnes Alchorne). Sponsor John Pemell mercer of Lewes.3 
Marriage*
Edmund Latter married Agnes A'Downe, daughter of William A'Downe and Eleanor Saxbyes, on 7 December 1602 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, The marriage is recorded as Edmond Latter married Annis Allchorne, widow.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S450] Indexed translation of four court books of the manor of Dewlands (at Rotherfield, Sussex), 1583-1714 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/7) "p7 and p9 of 95 (PDF)."
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "Page 303."
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S135] Will of Edmund Latter of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 20 Jan 1654, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 Jan 1656. (TNA: PROB 11/261/251).

Edmund Latter

b. 15 January 1636/37
FatherJohn Latter b. 9 Nov 1606
MotherJoan Austen
     Edmund Latter was baptized on 15 January 1636/37 at Frant, Sussex, England, name written as "Edward."1 He was the son of John Latter and Joan Austen.
Edmund Latter witnessed the will of Edmund Latter dated 20 January 1654 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S135] Will of Edmund Latter of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 20 Jan 1654, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 Jan 1656. (TNA: PROB 11/261/251).

Elizabeth Latter

b. 10 November 1639
FatherJohn Latter b. 9 Nov 1606
MotherJoan Austen
     Elizabeth Latter was baptized on 10 November 1639 at Frant, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Latter and Joan Austen.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Latter

b. 9 November 1606
FatherEdmund Latter b. c 1575, d. 1655
MotherAgnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
     John Latter was baptized on 9 November 1606 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Edmund Latter and Agnes A'Downe.
John Latter and Joan Austen obtained a marriage licence on 30 October 1630 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John is a "yeoman of Rotherfield" and Joan is a "widow of the same parish". Joan's surname is given as AWSTEN.1
John Latter married Joan Austen on 9 November 1630 at Frant, Sussex, England, Joan's surname is given as ALCHIN.1
I am not sure the above marriage is the correct one, and further research is required. What is causing doubt is that there is a burial in Rotherfield on 12 Aug 1625 of a son of John Latter from Frant (no first name given).2
The children Edmund and John are mentioned in the will of their grandfather, Edmund Latter.3
John Latter was a yeoman in 1642.4
All the baptisms for the children identified here as belonging to John and Joan were recorded with their father's name only. It is possible that there may have been another John Latter in Frant so there is some element of doubt. In addition, the children Thomas and Abraham were not mentioned in their grandfathers wil and their burials have not been found. It is known that the family had connections to Tonbridge in Kent, so there may be more information to be found there.
John Latter was buried on 1 September 1645 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "from Frant."5
Note that John Latter is identified as being deceased in his father's will of 1654.3

Family

Joan Austen
Marriage License
John Latter and Joan Austen obtained a marriage licence on 30 October 1630 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John is a "yeoman of Rotherfield" and Joan is a "widow of the same parish". Joan's surname is given as AWSTEN.1 
Marriage*
John Latter married Joan Austen on 9 November 1630 at Frant, Sussex, England, Joan's surname is given as ALCHIN.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S135] Will of Edmund Latter of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 20 Jan 1654, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 Jan 1656. (TNA: PROB 11/261/251).
  4. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 5, Entry: 63531. East Sussex Contributors to the Relief of Irish Protestants 1642."
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "from Frant."