John Thorpe

b. circa 1540, d. 1607
     John Thorpe was born circa 1540 at England.
John Thorpe married Alice Bowett, daughter of Richard Bowett, circa 1560 at England.
The following information is quoted from Alan Taylor's research on the THORPE line:
"Thorpe is a Danish word meaning village. It has been used as a village name in several parts of the country, including one near Chertsey in Surrey. Within this village of Thorpe there was a manor of Middleton whose lords took their name from the manor and were also called Middleton. During the thirteenth century there is recorded a sub manor named Graveneys after Roger de GRAVENEY, it's lord. By the fourteenth century the Manor of Graveneys was in the hands of a family of the name of THORPE. Their antecedents are uncertain, but it is at least possible that they are the family whose name can be traced intermittently during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the records of Chertsey Abbey, landlords of most of the village of Thorpe."
"The genealogy of the dominical family is unclear. The following members are attested:
1.     John, M.P. for Surrey, 1388 to 1389 and 1389 to 1390.
2.     John, landowner in Surrey and Kent, 1412 to 1434; his wife was called Elizabeth. He may be the same as
3.     John, who held the manor and passed it, on his death, to his son, also called
4.     John, at whose death it passed to his only daughter,
5.     Alice, who married Robert OSBERNE but was divorced, and remarried before 1456 a man surnamed FLEMYNG; she inherited her father's lands c1467, sold them to Thomas Belleter 146869, and died c1470.
6.     Piers, a kinsman of Alice who died before her leaving a widow, Agnes, who remarried William SKERN whose heir, Edmund SKERN claimed to have an interest in Alice's estate.
Beside Piers there were other junior branches of the family including a couple settled at Kent during the fifteenth and sixteenth ceunturies. Among these junior kinsmen was John Thorpe, ironmaster of Hedgcourt in the parish of Horne, Surrey who married Alice BOWETT."
"John Thorpe was ironmaster of Hedgcourt in the parish of Horne, Surrey. He may have been the son of John and Ursula Thorpe of Crawley, Sussex but this is only just supposition. He rented Hedgcourt from the GAGE family, and also held lands at Cudworth in Newdigate parish and in Ifield and Hurstpierpoint parishes in Sussex, all of which would appear to have formed his wife's inheritence. She was Alice, daughter of Richard BOWETTand sister and heiress of Thomas and Nicholas BOWETT. Her ancestry can be traced back to Richard, brother of Henry Bowett Archbishop of York who died in 1423, and probably to Thomas Bowett, landowner in Cumberland and Westmorland in the reign of Edward II."
"Alice died in 1594 and was buried at East Grinstead. In due course John seems to have retired to the life of a country gentleman at Worth, Sussex, where he wrote his will on 10 October 1606 (pr. P.C.C. 2 May 1607). He and Alice had (at least) seven children."
Alan Taylor later wrote in another letter:
"I am sure there is more to be discovered (about the BOWETTS) and fairly easily. The following is from Surrey and Sussex Archeological Collections and the Victoria County Histories:
Thomas Bowett held lands in Cumberland and Westmorland in the right of his wife during the reign of Ed.III; she was one of three coheiresses of someone called Lebrun. They may be parents of Thomas, who bought lands in Cumberland 10.Ric.II (10th year of the reign of Richard II); married Margaret with issue:
 Henry, Archbishop of York, died 1423.
 Sir William, married Joan, dau. and cohss of Sir Robert de Ufford.
 Richard, married Ela, another dau/cohss of Robert de Ufford, heiress to parts of Hurstpierpoint in Sussex which later came by descent to John Thorpe.
Richard Bowett and Ela are probably parents of John Bowett of Great Bookham, Surrey, 12 and 16.Hen.VI. who is father of:
- Edith, died 1444, wife of William Newdigate of Harefield, Middlesex.
- her brother, name unknown, who is father of Richard, who bought Cudworth, also later a Thorpe inheritence.
This Richard is father of:
 Thomas, died 1574 without issue.
 Nicholas, sold Cudworth to John Thorpe 1579; died without issue.
 Alice, wife of John Thorpe. Bowett heiress."

John Thorpe left a will made on 10 October 1605 at Worth, Surrey, England.1
"In the name of God Amen this tenth day of October Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and five. I John Thorpe of Worth in the country of Sussex gentleman being sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie praised be God therefore daily [expertinge] the dissolution of my aged and fraile fleshe, hereby utterly revoking all former wills by me heretofore made, doe nowe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I commend my soule in to the hands of the Almightie, and my most mercifull God…… [hopinge] to be saved by the … … and passion of my saviour Christ …., my body I leave to the earth from whence it was taken to be ….. buried at the [direction] of my ….., And as for the …inge of that temporall state which it hath pleased God to …… uppon me. First I doe give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Worth the some of fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of [Maithew] Linton parson thence and myne executors hereafter named. And to the repairing of the Church of Worth the some of Twentie Shillings to be bestowed by the discretion of the churchwardens there for the tyme beinge, both those somes to be paid within two months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Horne the some of fortie shillings to be distributed at the discretion of the parson there for the tyme being and of my executors. Item I give the some of twentie shillings to the repairing of the parish church of Horne, to be bestowed by the discretion of the churchwardens theire for the time being and by myne executors both which somes to be paid within two monthes after me decease. Item I doe give and bequeth to Richard Thorpe, George Thorpe, William Thorpe, and Alice Thorpe the [fewer] children of my sonne Thomas and to John Turner the sonne of Mercie my daughter the wife of George Turner of Lingfield, to each of them the some of one hundred pounds to be paid to theize …. within two years after my decease uppon suriety given to myne executors hereafter named that their severall portions shalbe [finlit] paid unto them severallie, at their severall ages of one and twentie years, and imployed in the mean tyme for theire severall proffitte and benefitt. Item I give to Thomas Thorpe my sonne my whole lease or terme of years in Hedgecourte, and all the landes thereunto belonginge, and all things conteyned in the same lease for the whole term or number of years therin yet to come and ….. except the last yeare of the paid terme only if he the said Thomas Thorpe my sonne shall for longe lyve, the residue of the said terme I give and bequeath unto the eldest sonne of the said Thomas Thorpe, which shalbe living at the tyme of the [decease] of the said Thomas my sonne. Item I give unto Gyles Thorpe my sonne the some of fiftie pounds to be paid unto him within two years after my decease. Item I give unto my sister Julian Wood the some of five pounds and to her daughter Margarett, the some of five pounds, and to John [Stanley] sonne of the said Julyan the some of five pounds, and to one other brother of the said John Stanley dwelling in [Somthmarke] a joyner the some of five pounds to be paid unto them within one year after my decease. Item I doe give unto my said daughter Marey Turner the some of fiftie pounds to be paid unto her within two years after my decease. Item I give unto Richard Ledger my servant the house wherin he [once] dwelleth and the lands thereunto belonginge now in the occupation of the said Richard Ledger himself and also all that parcell of grownde parcell of [covinglye] now in the occupation of one William Blundell or his assigns for the terme of fifteen years next after my decease payinge therefore yearly during the said terme the yearly rent of five pounds at the usuall feastes of Saint Michaell the Archangell, and the annunciation of the virgin Mary in equal portions, To such person or persons as shall have the estate and interest of and in my lease of Hedgecourte duringe the said terme by force of this my will Item I will and bequeath unto Andrewe Turner my servant the house and lands now in his tenure and occupation, for the terme of fifteen years, [nigh] after my decease, payinge therefore yearly during the said terme the rent of five pounds at the two feastes stated aforesaid, to my person or persons as shall have the estate and interest in my lease of Hedgecourt during the said terme, Provided allways and uppon condition that the said Richard Ledger and Andrew Turner, and their severall Executors and administrators shall severallie [lease] their severall houses and lands to them devised as aforesaid during the said terme with convenient [reporations] and [in…res], and shall not comitt any volountary [wast] in any parte of those premisses to them demised as aforesaid nor dispose of the said houses and lands, to any other person or persons, then to their severall wives or children, without the speciall virtue of such person or persons as shall for that tyme have the estate and interest in my said lease of Hedgecourte first had and obtained . Item I give to John Wallis of [New]digate the elder, my farmer, the some of tenne pounds, and to John Wallis his sonne my servant the some of fortie shillings to be paid unto them within one year after my decease. Item I give to Ellenor Ledger my goddaughter the some of fortie shillings to be paid unto her within one year after my decease. Item I give to Edmond Robinson servant to my sonne Thomas Thorpe fortie shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to the widdowe [Nicholas] servant to my daughter Thorpe at Hedgecourt, the some of five pounds, to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to Anne [Top]field servant to my sonne Thomas twentie shillings to be paid within one year after my decease. Item I doe give to Thomas Boorer servant to my sonne Thomas fortie shillings to be paid within two years after my decease. Item I doe give to George Ashburner the sonne of Edward Ashburner of [Greene] in Sussex the some of tenne pounds to be paid when he shall have accomplished his full age of one and twenty years. Item I give unto Alice Ashburner sister by the said George the some of five pounds to be paid unto her at her daye of marriage or when she shall have accomplished her age of eighteen years, which of them thait first happen. Item I doe give to John [Topner], and to fortie foote, and to Robert [Rawling] servants to my sonne Thomas, to each of them fortie shillings, to be paid within four years after my decease. Item I give unto Richard Thorpe my grandchild the sonne of my eldest sonne John Thorpe, the some of three hundred pounds to be paid unto him and his age of threee and twenty years, upon condition that the said Richard Thorpe doe before the ret…. thereof make unto John Thorpe his brother a sufficient …case and discharge in [lewe] of all such rents Annuities … estates, as I have heretofore granted or assigned, or caused to be granted or assigned to him or to his use out of the Manor of farme of [Cridworth], or out of my lands in [Nri]digate or any other my lands in the county of Surry. And if it shall happen the said Richard Thorpe to die before his age of three and twentie years, then my will is that the said three hundred pounds shall be paid unto George Thorpe, and William Thorpe the sonnes of Thomas Thorpe my sonne, and to Alice Thorpe daughter of my said sonne Thomas or the survivor of them equallie. And my will and meaning is that the said some of three hundred pounds shall be delivered to myne executors hereafter named within one year after my decease to my trustie friends John [Delathamber] of Rodmell in the county of Surrey gentleman, George Turner of Lingfield in the county of Sussex gentleman, Anthony Linton of Worth in the said county of Sussex, [Clerke], and Richard Heath of [Lewis] in the said county gentleman or to the survivor of them they [puttinge] in sufficient bond unto myne executors to repair the same according to this my will uppon special trust and confident that they shall employe the same to the benefit of the said Richard Thorpe my grandchild accordinge to their good directions . Item I give to Alice Thorpe my grandchild, the daughter of John Thorpe my eldest sonne the some of one hundred pounds to be paid unto her at her age of eighteen years or day of her marriage which of them shall first happen, and my will and meaning is that the said some of one hundred pounds shall be delivered unto the said John [Delathamber] in one year after my decease uppon surietie given to myne executors to discharge him for the best benefit of the said Alice. Item I give to my sonne John Thorpe [although] his behaviour unto me hitherto hath [defered] not remeberance of him at all the some of one hundred pounds which my will is shall not be paid or delivered unto him self but shall be delivered and paid unto my good friends aforesaid John Delathamber, George Turner, Anthony Linton and Richard Heath or the survivor of them within five years after decease, by them to be disposed for his maintenance at their good directions. And as [for to] [mirthe] of my said will as E…nith the disposinge of my lease of Hedgecourt and althings therein to belonginge I make my said fewer friends John Delathamber George Turner, Anthony Linton and Richard Heath myne Executors. And as concerning the residue of my said will I make and ordaine my sonne Thomas Thorpe my sole executor unto whome after my depts and legacies paid and funeralls in convenient and decent [forte] performed I give the residue of my goodes and chattells not bequethed. And I [intriate] my said former friends to be my overseers to that parte of my said will, and I give to each of them the some of five pounds of current money to be bestowed by [everie] of them at their directions for a remembrance of me. And further my will and meaninge is that my said executor Thomas Thorpe shall put in bond with two sufficient [sureties] unto my said overseers or to the survivor or survivors of them with condition for the true performance of this my last will, before he take upon him the [execution] thereof or as my will unto him to be void. In witness of which my last will, I have left my hand and seale and published the same in the presence of the whole named are underwritten, By me John Thorpe, Robert Heath [junior] John Greene. I John Thorpe [of worth] in the county of sussex gentleman beinge in good and perfect rememberance thanks be to almighty god this eighteenth of February one thousand and six hundred and sixe doe add and annexe this Codecill followinge unto my last will and testament aforesaid in manner followinge, That whereas William [En]ssell, and Edmonde Gammon citizens of London doe owe unto me the some of five hundred pounds for whith they have given their bond of one thousand pounds unto John Delathamber of Rodmell in the county of Sussex gentleman, dated the five and twentieth daie of August now late past, [it] was and is intended to the use of me the said John Thorpe, [onely]. And whereas Gyles Fleminge and Edmond T[urwill] citizens and executors of London doe owe unto me the some of [four] hundred and forty pounds payable of the feast day of St. Michaell the Archangell now next [ensuinge] by their hand dated the first and twentieth of August now last past. All [these] somes of money amount in all to nyne hundred and fortie pounds, my will and meaning is that my trusty friends John Delathamber George Turner Anthony Linton and Richard Heath inmy said will mentioned shall have and [receive] the said severall somes os for minth thereof as my self in my life tyme shall, not imploye or bestowe to the … hereafter mentioned to the intent and purpose that they of the survivor of them or their executors or administrators shall dispose and have out the same and br…ye therein at their good discretions, [from] the lands tenements herediments as they can pr..ise and purchase for that money, and shall cause the same to be conveyed and assigned unto the use of John Thorpe eldest sonne of my sonne John Thorpe and of the heired males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue, to the use of Richard Thorpe second sonne of John Thorpe my sonne, and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten and for lack of such issue to the use of Richard Thorpe sonne of my sonne Thomas Thorpe and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for the lack of such issue to the use of George Thorpe second of my said sonne Thomas Thorpe, and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue, to the use of William Thorpe third sonne of my said sonne Thomas and of the heires males of his body lawfully begotten, and for lack of such issue to the use of Gyles Thorpe my sonne and of his heires for ever. And I doe further give and bequeath unto the said John Thorpe my grandchilde my silver salt …., a silver goblet and a silver beaker, a bedstedle, and a fether bed.. ….. cob…tt blanketts and all other ….. thereunto belonging to be delivered unto him at his age of four and twentie years, and if he dye before that age, then I give the same to his brother Richard Thorpe, at his age of four and twentie years, and as to those somes of money and plate conteyned in this my codicill I make and ordaine my said former friends John Delathamber George Turner Anthony Linton and Richard Heath myne executors, and none other. And to this my codicill I have subscribed my name, and published that same in the presence of theise whose names are underwritten. By me John Thorpe witnesses to the publishing of this codecill Richard Heath John Greene John Wallis.
Will was 10th October 1605
18th February 1606 codicill added
Probate 2nd May 1607
Thomas Thorpe, John Delathamber and George Turner executors
Codicill,
Anthony Linton, Richard Heath executors"
(Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
John Thorpe died in 1607 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
John Thorpe was buried on 25 March 1607 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
His estate was probated on 2 May 1607 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.

Family

Alice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Alice Bowett, daughter of Richard Bowett, circa 1560 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S375] Will of John Thorpe of Worth, Surrey, England, made 10 Oct 1605, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 May 1607. (TNA: PROB 11/109/345).

Alice Bowett

b. circa 1540, d. 1594
FatherRichard Bowett b. c 1510
     Alice Bowett was born circa 1540 at England. She was the daughter of Richard Bowett.
Alice Bowett married John Thorpe circa 1560 at England.
As of circa 1560, her married name was Thorpe.
Alice Bowett died in 1594 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Alice Bowett was buried on 10 July 1594 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Family

John Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
Marriage*
Alice Bowett married John Thorpe circa 1560 at England
Children

John Thorpe

b. circa 1570, d. 1626
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     John Thorpe was born circa 1570 at England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
John Thorpe married Mary Chamber in 1592 at England.
John Thorpe died in 1626 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
John Thorpe was buried in 1626 at Lingfield, Surrey, England, gentleman.

Family

Mary Chamber
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Mary Chamber in 1592 at England

Richard Thorpe

b. 1562, d. 1585
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     Richard Thorpe was baptized in 1562 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Richard Thorpe died in 1585 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Richard Thorpe was buried in 1585 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Mary Thorpe

b. 1564
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     Mary Thorpe was baptized in 1564 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Mary may be the same person as Mercy.

Thomas Thorpe

b. 1567, d. 1608
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     Thomas Thorpe was baptized in 1567 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Thomas Thorpe married Elizabeth Hamden circa 1593 at England.
Thomas Thorpe died in 1608 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Thomas Thorpe was buried in 1608 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Thomas Thorpe left a will made on 29 October 1608 at Horne, Surrey, England.1
"In the name of God amen the nyne and twentity daye of October in the year of our Lord god one thousand five hundred and eighte I Thomas Thorpe of Hedgecourte within the parish of Horne in the county of Surrey, gentleman weake in doby but of good and perfect rememberance (praise be to almighty God). Do make and ordayne this my laste will and testament revoking hereby all former willes in manner and forme following that is to saye first commending my soule unto the handes of god my maker hoping steadfastlie thorought the onlie merittes of my revirified Savyoure. It s** xpiste to bi made partarex of life everlastinge and leaving my bodye to be at the will and pleasure of the same my god committed to the earth from whence ye came and to be Decentlie buryed within the myddle channcell of the parish Church of East Grinstead in the Countie of Sussex with life assured hope of resurrection of the same my bodye to eternall life. I give to the poore of the parish of Horne aforesaid fortie shillings: And unto the poore of the sayed parish of East Grinstead fortie shillings to be distributed amounge them at my funerall by the direction of myne overseers of this my last will and testament. Item I give and bequethe unto Elizabeth my nowe wife my beds of downe wherin I usuallie lye in my bed chamber with the beddteadle and all furniture and necessaryes belonging to the same. Item I give unto my sayed wife, three of my feather bedds of the better sorte with their bedseadles and all furnitures and necessaryes to the same belonging. Item I give and bequeth unto Richard my eldest sonee all that my Lease and farme of Hedgecourt during all the terme to ronne therin after my death. But my will and meaning is notwithstanding that the sayed Elizabeth my wife shall have three chambers in Hedgecourt house. That is to saye the gueston? Chamber over the parloure, the next chamber to it over the childrens chamber, and the same childrens chamber and allso the sayed parlour freelie for her owne house and her familie solonge as she shall live unmarryed. And that she and her saied familye and friends shall from tyme to tyme have reconrse? Tobend? from the saied roomes during that tyme. And allso my will is that she my saied wife and her servants shall in all that tyme of her abode at Hedgecourte dresse and make readye any meate for her use her friends and family and brewe with my vessells, and bake and washe and doe anythinge merte? and necessary in any of fire or plate within or aboute my saied house at hedgecourte for suche of the like servives. Item I will that my sayed wife shall have sufficient firewood out of the groundes of my sayed farme of hedgecourte during her abode there as aforesayed for her spending there only. Item I give unto my sayed wife fower fyne and trooe horses. And I will that she shall have freelie the pasturing of them uppon the groundes of my sayed farme of hedgecourte. And that she shall have every yere tenne loades of haye out of the same groundes, and sufficient strawe and Lytture for her sayed tyme and horses with sufficient stable roome and barneroome for the sayed horses haye and strawe during her life and widowhood as aforesaied. Item I give unto George and William my sonnes and to Alice my daughter two hundred and fiftie pounds a peece, to be payed by myne executors unto my saied overseers or to the survivors or survivor of them within three monethes next after my decease, to be imployed by them for the most profitt of the saied George William and Alice my children. And my will and meaning is herein that all the profitt of their saied severall stortes? Of twoe hundred and fiftie poundes shall from tyme to tyme be paied by my sayed overseers as the saied profittes may be raised every halfe yere unto the saied Elizabeth my wife for the bringing up of the sayed George William and Alice my children as my meaning and will is that she my saied wife shall have the chardge and adoration of them during theire minoritie if she contynewe so longe unmarryed. And if she shall happen to be marryed agayne or to dye during my sayed childrens minoritie: Then I will that my saied overseers or the survivors of them shall have the governance and bringing up of the sayed George William and Alice my children during theire nonage, and shall have allso on theire handes all the profittes of theire saied saverall starkes of twoe hundred and fiftie poundes and the Implyment thereof for the mayntennce and setting fourth of my sayed children at my trust is they will for my childrens most good, rendring to them the over**nt of the profittes of theire sayed severall portions. Item my will is that my saied overseers shall paye unto George and William my sonnes theire sayed severall portions of twoe hundred and fiftie pounds at their severall full ages of one and twentie yeres. And shall paye allso unto the sayed Alice my daughter her sayed legarcy of two hundred and fiftie poundes at her full age of one and twentie yeres or at the daye of her marriage which shall first happen. Provided allwayes that if it shall happen the saied George William or Alice my children to die before the tyme *imited for payment of theire sayed severall legarcys of twoe hundred and fiftie poundes as aforesayed : Then I will that all the portion or portions of hym her or them so dying shall be equallie payed unto the survivors of them or whollie unto one of them one lie surviving. Item I give unto my Aronte Mrs Mabel Stadler twentie shillinges to buye her a ringe. Item I give unto my sisters fridesiveed and franncys Holmeden vizt to either of them twentie shillinges. Item I give to Richard George and William my sonnes, and to Alice my daughter, the one halfe of my lynnen equallie to be divided amongest them. Item I give unto George William and Alice my children vizt to every of them one feather bed furnished. Item I give unto every of theise my servantes vizt Richard Browne: Thomas Bores Edward Harris and Robert Harling fortie shillinges a peece: and to John Banger also Trendle and Thomas Butler twentie shillinges a peece, to be paied unto every of them within one yere next after my decease. Item I give unto Mabell Osborne my nowe servannte and goddaughter three poundes to be paied unto her at her full age of one and twentie yeres or at the daye of her marriage which shall first happen. All other my goodes and chattells what soever unbequeathed (my debtes legaceys and funerall expenses paied disbursed and discharged) I give and bequeth unto Richard Thorpe myne eldest sonne whome I make and ordayne to be sole executor of this my last will and testament when he shall accomplishe the full age of seventeen yeres. And in the meantyme Jasper Holmeden of Eatonbridge [Edenbridge] in the countie of Kent my welbeloved father in lawe, William Babbe of Arundell in the countie of Sussex gentleman, John Rainescrofte of Horsham in the saied countie of Sussex gent and William Tistney of East Grinstead in the saied countie yeoman being all my wellbeloved and trustie friendes to be my executors of this my last will untill my saied sonne Richard shall accomplishe his full age of seaventeene yeres. And my will is that they allso and the survivors of them shall have the government of my sayed sonne Richard and rereyne? And take into theire handes all his rentes goodes and legaceys hereby to him bequethed and order and imploy the same aswell for his maintennce at otherwise to *is use and for his most good, untill his saied age of seaventeene yeres rendering them unot him *is heires executors and assignes, a **sts accompte of all theire rerciptes and disboursements. And then allso yealding unto him or them the remaynder of every righte and profitt of any thinge they have had in theire handes disposed in this my last will. And when my saied sonne Richard shall have accomplished his sayed full age of seaventeen yeres, then and from thenne for the I make and ordayne and hartelie praye my saied welbeloved friendes Jasper Holmenden William Babbe John Rainescrofte and William Listney to be myne overseers to see this my last will and testament well and trulie performed and to be ayding unto my saied sonne Richard and instructing him for the better execution of this my last will. And I give to every Of my saied overseers as a remembrance of my love towardes them for theire paines to be taken in that behalfe, fortie shillings a peece. And my will is that all theire necessary costes and charges concerning this my last will and testament shalbe borne and paied them by myne executors. As concerning my landes and tenementes wheresoever unto Richard Thorpe my sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfullie to be begotten. In witnesse whereof to this my last will and testament concerning my goodes and chattells landes and tenements I have subscribed my name, set my seale and publised the same the daye and yere first abovewritten in the presence of theise witnesses vizt. Nicholas Blondall his marke Richard Leger: William Picknott: John Hull his marke Robert Hedley – by me Thomas Thorpe.

In outer margin is a paragraph in Latin (unable to read due to small size of letters and poor scanning resolution) elements read ‘November … 1612 … Richard Thorpe ….’

Proved 21 day of January 1609
Jasper Holmenden, William Babbe, John Ravescrofte & William Lisney executors …. Richard Thorpe"
(Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
His estate was probated on 31 January 1609 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.1

Family

Elizabeth Hamden
Marriage*
Thomas Thorpe married Elizabeth Hamden circa 1593 at England

Citations

  1. [S376] Will of ThomasThorpe of Horne, Surrey, England, made 29 Oct 1608, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 31 Jan 1609. (TNA: PROB 11/113/2).

Mercy Thorpe

b. circa 1580, d. 1639
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     Mercy Thorpe was born circa 1580 at England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Mercy may have been the same person as Mary.
Mercy Thorpe married George Turner in 1606 (to be checked.)1
As of 1606, her married name was Turner.
Mercy Thorpe left a will made on 6 July 1638 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.2
"In the name of God Amen this sixth day of July in the thirteenth year of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God king of England, Scotland, France and Irelande defender of the faith. I Mercie Turner of Lingfield in the county of Surrey widdow being of perfect remembrance thanks be given to God therefore revokeing all former willes do make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, first I command my soule into the hands of Allmighty God hoping to be saved by the merite of Jesus Christ my Saviour, and my body to be buryed by the grave of Sir Firancis Howard Knighte next unto my husband deceased in the high chancell of the parish church of Lingfield aforesaid. Item I give unto the Church of Lingfield aforesaid a silver flaggon of the value of tenn poundes to be bought and provided by my executor hereunder named within one quarter of a year after my decease for the use of the blessed sacrement of the Lords supper. Item I give unto the poore the summe of Tenn pounds to be distributed amounge them upon the day of my buryall. Item I give unto Bridgett Thorpe the daughter of John Thorpe late of Lingfield Gent deceased my brother the sume of Twelve Pense. Item I give unto Anne Thorpe, Mary Thorpe and Katherine Thorpe the three other daughters of the aforesaid John Thorpe my brother the severall sumes of one hundred poundes a peece to be put out by my executor presently uppon my decease for their best advantage and to be paid unto them as shall the interest and proffit of it when they shall accomplish their severall ages of one and twentie years, and if any of them dye before they shall accomplish the said age of one and twenty years then my will and meaning is, that her or their portion for dying amongsteth those last whoassed? shall come to her or them who shalbe liveing and surviving. Item I give unto the three children of Giles Thorpe of Ifielde my brother in the county of Sussex Gent deceased tenn pounds a peece. Item I give unto Alice Rogers the wife of Daniell Rogers of Hoadely in the county of Sussex Gent the sume of one hundred pounds of good lawfull English money and my best suite of Dyaper Lynnen. Item I give unto the three daughters of Richard Thorpe of Worthe in the county of Sussex Gent, Mary, Anne and Elizabeth the severall summes of forty pounds a peece, and to every one of the sonnes tenn pounds a peece of current English money to be put out together for their best advantage by my executor and to be paid unto them with the interest and profit of it, when they shall accomplish their severall ages of one and twenty yeares. And if any of them dye before they shall accomplish the said age of one and twenty yeares, then my will and meaning is that the portion of him, her or them be dying shall be equally devided amonge the rest that shalbe living and surviving. Item I give unto the said Richard Thorpe aforenamed of Worth Gent and William Thorpe his brother unto John Thorpe of Sussex Gent my nephew and to his three children and to the two children of George Thorpe of Lyndfield deceased my nephew, to every one of them severally twenty shillings a peece. Item I give unto George Turner of Lingfield aforesaid gent and to every one of his children twenty shillings a peece. Item I give unto John Turner and Ellen Turner the children of John Turner of Hamm Gent my Godchildren twentie shillings a peece. Item I give unto the fewer daughters of George Holmedon of Etonbridge (Edenbridge) in the county of Kent Gent Joane, Mary, Katherine and Anne, to every one of them five pounds a peece. Item I give unto theese my Godchildren William the sonne of George Saxbee, Mercey the daughter of Arthur Underhill and Margarett the daughter of Thomas Hoggett to everie one of them twentie shillings a peece. Item I give unto Marie the wife of Arthur Underhill and Joane Penyall? Widdow tenn shillinges a peece, to make my body ready for the buryall. Item I give unto theise that have formerly beene my sirvante Mary the wife of George Holmeden Gent, Anne the wife of William Saxbie, Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Hoggett and Anne the wife of Alan Fenner the like sumes of tenn shillinges a peece. Item I give to Annie Pratt my olde servant twenty shillinges. Item I give unto Mary Thorpe, Anne Thorpe and Elizabeth Thorpe the daughters of Richard Thorpe of Woorthe gent aforenamed, to every one of them severally two payre of sheetes One dozen of napkins One table cloth and one towell and the rest of my lynnen I give to be equally devided amoung Anne Thorpe, Mary Thorpe and Katherine Thorpe the daughters of John Thorpe my brother aforenamed deceased. Item I give to all the attenders about my buryall, to the marryed men two shillinges and sixe pence a peece and to the younge men twelve pence a peece for their paynes. Item my will and meaning is that all these legacies above bequeathed for which tymes of payment are not already set down shalbe well and truly paid by my executor within one year after my decease. The rest of my goodes and chattells movable or unmovable, household stuffs, moneys or moneystake whatsoever, my debtes paide and legacies and funerall expenses discharged, I give and bequeath unto Alan Carr of Chiltington in the county of Sussex clarke whom I do hereby appointe and ordayne to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament And I doe intrust John Turner of Hamm Gent and Thomas Turner his brother my Kynsemen to be my overseers to see this my last will and testament performed according to my true intent and meaning and I do hereby give them twenty shillinges a peece in token of my love. In witness whereof I have hereunto left my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. The marke of Mercey Turner, sealed signed and delivered in the presence of ‘George Blundell, William Plawe?"
(Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
Mercy Thorpe died in 1639 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
Mercy Thorpe was buried in 1639 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
Her estate was probated on 25 March 1639 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.2

Family

George Turner
Marriage*
Mercy Thorpe married George Turner in 1606 (to be checked.)1 

Citations

  1. [S375] Will of John Thorpe of Worth, Surrey, England, made 10 Oct 1605, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 May 1607. (TNA: PROB 11/109/345).
  2. [S377] Will of MerceyThorpe of Lingfield, Surrey, England, made 6 Jul 1638, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 25 Mar 1639. (TNA: PROB 11/179/570).

Nicholas Thorpe

b. 1574, d. circa 1658
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     Nicholas Thorpe was baptized in 1574 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Nicholas Thorpe died circa 1658 at Surrey, England.
Nicholas Thorpe left a will made on 1658 at Horne, Surrey, England.1
His estate was probated on 17 May 1658 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.1
The will for Nicholas Thorpe 1658 has not been viewed and thus has not been proved to be for this person. Further work required.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Will of Nicholas Thorpe of Horne, Surrey, England, made unknown will date, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 May 1658. (TNA: PROB 11/278/292).

Rachel Thorpe

b. circa 1575
FatherJohn Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
     Rachel Thorpe was born circa 1575 at England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Rachel Thorpe married Thomas Parker in 1598 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
As of 1598, her married name was Parker.

Family

Thomas Parker
Marriage*
Rachel Thorpe married Thomas Parker in 1598 at Lingfield, Surrey, England

Richard Bowett

b. circa 1510
     Richard Bowett was born circa 1510 at England.

Family

Children

Thomas Bowett

b. circa 1540
FatherRichard Bowett b. c 1510
     Thomas Bowett was born circa 1540 at England. He was the son of Richard Bowett.

Nicholas Bowett

b. circa 1540
FatherRichard Bowett b. c 1510
     Nicholas Bowett was born circa 1540 at England. He was the son of Richard Bowett.

William Dunk

b. 15 April 1722, d. 1792
FatherJohn Dunk b. c 1680
MotherMary Mepham
     William Dunk was born in 1722 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
William Dunk was baptized on 15 April 1722 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Dunk and Mary Mepham.
William Dunk married Anne Wenham, daughter of Edward Wenham and Hannah Vine, on 24 February 1749/50 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish. William and Anne were married by banns and the fee was 5 shillings.2
Wm. Dunk + wife Anne; and My., Ann, Eliz., Anni - 4th July 1756, Hellingly Chiddingly [Par/292/32/1]
Source: Sussex Genealogical Centre Occasional Paper No 1 (1979) Edited by M J Burchall as Sussex Genealogical Centre Occasional Paper No. 1 (1979) covering 40 parishes. Eastern Sussex Settlement Certificates 1670-1832.3
William Dunk died in 1792 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
William Dunk was buried on 18 March 1792 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, 69 years, poor.4
The 1821 census for Chiddingly records the following family at Stone Hill House (containing 2 dwellings):
William DUNK 62 yrs head Labourer
Elizabeth 61 yrs wife
Frances 18 yrs daughter
Jane 5 yrs grand daughter
This William could be their son (bap. 1758), or alternatively, the son of Thomas and Anne Dunk who was baptised in 1757.

Family

Anne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
Marriage*
William Dunk married Anne Wenham, daughter of Edward Wenham and Hannah Vine, on 24 February 1749/50 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish. William and Anne were married by banns and the fee was 5 shillings.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film # 004428818; Image 126."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 29, Entry: 22036."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "69 years, poor."

Anne Wenham

b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
FatherEdward Wenham b. 3 Nov 1707, d. 1767
MotherHannah Vine b. c 1705, d. 1761
     Anne Wenham was born on 15 May 1731 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Edward Wenham and Hannah Vine.
Anne Wenham was baptized on 7 May 1749 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Anne's adult baptism is recorded thus: 1749, May 7th baptised John son of Edward and Hannah Wenham born 3 June 1729 and the same day Anne, daughter of the said Edward and Hannah aged 18 on 15 May 1749 and William, son of the above aged 15 on 12 April 1749.
Adult baptism on 7.5.1749. Both birth date and age recorded against the baptism in the Hellingly Parish Register.
Anne Wenham married William Dunk, son of John Dunk and Mary Mepham, on 24 February 1749/50 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish. William and Anne were married by banns and the fee was 5 shillings.1
As of 24 February 1749/50, her married name was Dunk.
Wm. Dunk + wife Anne; and My., Ann, Eliz., Anni - 4th July 1756, Hellingly Chiddingly [Par/292/32/1]
Source: Sussex Genealogical Centre Occasional Paper No 1 (1979) Edited by M J Burchall as Sussex Genealogical Centre Occasional Paper No. 1 (1979) covering 40 parishes. Eastern Sussex Settlement Certificates 1670-1832.2
The 1821 census for Chiddingly records the following family at Stone Hill House (containing 2 dwellings):
William DUNK 62 yrs head Labourer
Elizabeth 61 yrs wife
Frances 18 yrs daughter
Jane 5 yrs grand daughter
This William could be their son (bap. 1758), or alternatively, the son of Thomas and Anne Dunk who was baptised in 1757.
Anne Wenham died in 1828 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Anne Wenham was buried on 12 November 1828 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, age 97 years, abode is give as Hellingly.

Family

William Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
Marriage*
Anne Wenham married William Dunk, son of John Dunk and Mary Mepham, on 24 February 1749/50 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish. William and Anne were married by banns and the fee was 5 shillings.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 29, Entry: 22036."

Anne Dunk

b. 5 December 1751
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Anne Dunk was born in 1751 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Anne Dunk was baptized on 5 December 1751 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Dunk

b. 5 April 1753
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Elizabeth Dunk was born in 1753 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Dunk was baptized on 5 April 1753 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.

Emma Dunk

b. 1 August 1755, d. 1828
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Emma Dunk was born in 1755 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Emma Dunk was baptized on 1 August 1755 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.
Emma Dunk married Samuel Jones, son of John Jones and Barbara Smith, on 17 July 1785 at Waldron, Sussex, England, recorded as Anne Dunk, but first baptism states Samuel and Emmy Jones as the parents.2
As of 17 July 1785, her married name was Jones.
Emma Dunk died in 1828 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Emma Dunk was buried on 30 May 1828 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "Amy Jones, 73 years, Carlton Row."3

Family

Samuel Jones b. 9 Apr 1758, d. 1831
Marriage*
Emma Dunk married Samuel Jones, son of John Jones and Barbara Smith, on 17 July 1785 at Waldron, Sussex, England, recorded as Anne Dunk, but first baptism states Samuel and Emmy Jones as the parents.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Dunk

b. 10 September 1758, d. 17 February 1837
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     William Dunk was born in 1758 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
William Dunk was baptized on 10 September 1758 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.
William Dunk married Elizabeth Funnell, daughter of Thomas Funnell and Mary (?), on 11 November 1775 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
William Dunk died on 17 February 1837 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, at age 78. "age 77 years."3

Family

Elizabeth Funnell b. 16 Sep 1759, d. 1828
Marriage*
William Dunk married Elizabeth Funnell, daughter of Thomas Funnell and Mary (?), on 11 November 1775 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 77 years."

Hannah Dunk

b. 12 July 1765
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Hannah Dunk was born in 1765 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Hannah Dunk was baptized on 12 July 1765 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, privately received in the church on 14 Jul 1787.1 She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.
Hannah Dunk married Joseph Sutton on 31 July 1785 at Burwash, Sussex, England.2
As of 31 July 1785, her married name was Sutton.

Family

Joseph Sutton
Marriage*
Hannah Dunk married Joseph Sutton on 31 July 1785 at Burwash, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "privately ric 14 July 1787."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Lucy Dunk

b. 7 June 1769
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Lucy Dunk was born in 1769 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Lucy Dunk was baptized on 7 June 1769 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.

Citations

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

Charity Dunk

b. 30 October 1770
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Charity Dunk was born in 1770 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Charity Dunk was baptized on 30 October 1770 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.
Note that another Charity Dunk was baptised at Mayfield on 13 Feb 1774, baseborn, daughter of Elizabeth Dunk but she was buried 26 Feb 1774 at Mayfield. Could this Elizabeth Dunk be the sister of Charity Dunk (Elizabeth bap. 1753 and Charity bap. 1770 both daughters of William and Anne Wenham).1
Charity Dunk married John Johnson on 11 March 1800 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Charity of this parish; John of Hove.2
As of 11 March 1800, her married name was Johnson.

Family

John Johnson
Marriage*
Charity Dunk married John Johnson on 11 March 1800 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Charity of this parish; John of Hove.2 
Child

Citations

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

John Dunk

b. 16 April 1774, d. 1774
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     John Dunk was born in 1774 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
John Dunk was baptized on 16 April 1774 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.
John Dunk died in 1774 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
John Dunk was buried on 24 April 1774 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, infant.2

Citations

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

Barbara Dunk

b. 5 September 1775
FatherWilliam Dunk b. 15 Apr 1722, d. 1792
MotherAnne Wenham b. 15 May 1731, d. 1828
     Barbara Dunk was born in 1775 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Barbara Dunk was baptized on 5 September 1775 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Dunk and Anne Wenham.
Barbara Dunk married John Butcher on 1 January 1806 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, John is "of Hellingly".2
As of 1 January 1806, her married name was Butcher.

Family

John Butcher b. c 1780
Marriage*
Barbara Dunk married John Butcher on 1 January 1806 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, John is "of Hellingly".2 

Citations

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

Edward Wenham

b. 3 November 1707, d. 1767
FatherEdward Wenham b. 17 Aug 1684
MotherElizabeth Fox b. c 1680, d. 1716
     Edward Wenham was born in 1707 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Edward Wenham was baptized on 3 November 1707 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Wenham and Elizabeth Fox.
Edward Wenham married Hannah Vine on 13 May 1729 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of Hellingly.1
Edward and Hannah had three adult children baptised in Hellingly in 1749 thus: 1749, May 7th baptised John son of Edward and Hannah Wenham born 3 June 1729 and the same day Anne, daughter of the said Edward and Hannah aged 18 on 15 May 1749 and William, son of the above aged 15 on 12 April 1749.

Edward Wenham died in 1767 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Edward Wenham was buried on 8 July 1767 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
NOTE: In Hellingly there was also an Edward and Mary Wenham, and an Edward and Anne Wenham having children about the same time as Edward and Hannah. The first marriage for our Edward (to Elizabeth Fox) may therefore be suspect and needs further work.

Family

Hannah Vine b. c 1705, d. 1761
Marriage*
Edward Wenham married Hannah Vine on 13 May 1729 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of Hellingly.1 
Children

Citations

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

Hannah Vine

b. circa 1705, d. 1761
     Hannah Vine was born circa 1705 at Sussex, England.
Note that there is a baptism of a Susanna Vine on 6 Nov 1696 (born 16 Oct 1696) to John and Susanna Vine in Ripe. A brother Robert was baptised 2 Oct 1695 in Ripe but buried 23 Jan 1697.
Also, there is a burial of a John Vine on 1 Nov 1687 in Ripe, which states "minister this parish and Chalvington", although he has a son John who was buried 1 Nov 1684 in Ripe (son of John, minister.)1
Hannah Vine married Edward Wenham, son of Edward Wenham and Elizabeth Fox, on 13 May 1729 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of Hellingly.2
As of 13 May 1729, her married name was Wenham.
Edward and Hannah had three adult children baptised in Hellingly in 1749 thus: 1749, May 7th baptised John son of Edward and Hannah Wenham born 3 June 1729 and the same day Anne, daughter of the said Edward and Hannah aged 18 on 15 May 1749 and William, son of the above aged 15 on 12 April 1749.

Hannah Vine died in 1761 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Hannah Vine was buried on 23 December 1761 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "wife of Edward."3

Family

Edward Wenham b. 3 Nov 1707, d. 1767
Marriage*
Hannah Vine married Edward Wenham, son of Edward Wenham and Elizabeth Fox, on 13 May 1729 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of Hellingly.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "wife of Edward."

Thomas Barber

b. 7 June 1822, d. 4 July 1823
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Thomas Barber was born on 7 June 1822 at 7 Portland St, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at 7 minutes after 7 o'clock in the evening.1 He was the son of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Thomas Barber was baptized on 14 July 1822 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Thomas Barber died on 4 July 1823 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 1.1
Thomas Barber was buried on 8 July 1823 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."

Jane Barber

b. 8 May 1824, d. 14 December 1848
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Jane Barber was born on 8 May 1824 at 5 Clarence Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at 10 minutes before 2 o'clock in the afternoon.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Jane Barber was baptized on 27 June 1824 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Jane Barber lived at Montpellier Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, working as a servant aged 15 yrs for Carolin Brereton , aged 50 yrs of independent means, with another servant, Mary Mitchell, aged 25 yrs.
Jane Barber married James Herbert Goldsmith, son of James Goldsmith and Abigail Saunders, on 28 December 1841 at St John, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, both are minors. Jane's father is given as Robert Barber, cabinet maker, and James' father is James Goldsmith, whitesmith. Witnesses are James Thompson and ... Hayman(?). They would have both been 17 years old when they were married, with Jane expecting. It is possible that the marriage took place in London to avoid embarrassment and that they stayed there until the first child was born before returning to Brighton.3
As of 28 December 1841, her married name was Goldsmith.
Jane Barber died on 14 December 1848 at Brighton Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 24. She died of erysipelas (1 week) which is an acute bacterial infection of the skin. The death certificate states that she is the wife of James Goldsmith, blacksmith and confirms that her mother was Jane Barber.4
The following notes on the Goldsmith family in Australia were provided by Di Christensen of Melbourne, Australia:
James Herbert Goldsmith was 28 years old when he, with his second wife Ann aged 22 years and James' children from his first marriage - Samuel 10, James 7 and Mary Abigail 5 years - arrived at Point Henry, Corio Bay in the Dutch ship the Six Sisters (Zes Gezusters) in January 1853 from Brighton, Sussex, England. After some time in Geelong, the family travelled to the gold diggings at Ballarat where they settled. At the time of the Eureka Uprising the Goldsmith family were at Bakery Hill, Ballarat East. James was engaged in the saw milling business which was a prosperous undertaking in those days. Ann married again in May 1883 to George Havens, a musician from Long Island, USA. They were married by Martin Hosking, the town Missionary.

Family

James Herbert Goldsmith b. 6 Apr 1824, d. 16 Nov 1877
Marriage*
Jane Barber married James Herbert Goldsmith, son of James Goldsmith and Abigail Saunders, on 28 December 1841 at St John, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, both are minors. Jane's father is given as Robert Barber, cabinet maker, and James' father is James Goldsmith, whitesmith. Witnesses are James Thompson and ... Hayman(?). They would have both been 17 years old when they were married, with Jane expecting. It is possible that the marriage took place in London to avoid embarrassment and that they stayed there until the first child was born before returning to Brighton.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1).
  3. [S250] Marriage certificate of Jane Barber and James Goldsmith, married 28 Dec 1841 in the Registration District of Edmonton, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 3 Page 69).
  4. [S254] Death certificate of Jane Goldsmith, died 14 Dec 1848, registered 16 Dec 1848 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 256).

Elizabeth Barber

b. 9 December 1828, d. 24 February 1916
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
Elizabeth Tunnecliffe's grave at St Mary's Cathedral in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
     Elizabeth Barber was born on 9 December 1828 at 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, England; born at 10 minutes before 12 o'clock at noon.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Elizabeth Barber was baptized on 2 August 1829 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Elizabeth Barber had an illegitimate son, Alfred, on 28 Dec 1850. The birth certificate of Alfred shows he was born at 11 Gunn Yard, Aldgate and the mother was Elizabeth Barber of 38 Camomile St, London. No father was given.
The 1851 census records Alfred Barber, 3 months old, at 11 Gunn Yard, St Botolph, Aldgate, Middlesex. It states that he is a nurse child (ie no relation to the family he was with), born Middlesex, Aldgate.
The 1851 census records Elizabeth as a servant, 22 years old, born Brighton, Sussex, living with Saul and Sarah Yates at 38 Camomile St, All Hallows London Wall, Middlesex. Their eldest son Alfred is aged 26 years and is likely the father of the baby Alfred. Both Saul and Alfred are solicitors. Unfortunately, Alfred Yates (the likely father) died on 23 October 1851 of phthisis (tuberculosis).3
Elizabeth Barber emigrated on 13 April 1857 to Auckland, New Zealand, on the ship "Dinapore" with Saul and Sarah Yates, and their children Emily and Theodore, departing Gravesend on 13 Apr 1857 arriving Auckland on 5 Aug 1857. Elizabeth met her future husband, George Tunnicliffe, on the ship. Her son Alfred had been left behind with her parents in Brighton.4
Elizabeth Barber married George Tunnecliffe, son of William Tunnecliffe and Louisa Phillips, on 8 August 1857 at Auckland, New Zealand, three days after arriving. They later had four children.
As of 8 August 1857, her married name was Tunnecliffe.
It appears that Saul Yates practiced as a solicitor in NSW but that his wife died in New Zealand.
The following article concerning Saul's son Samuel was found:
Mr Samuel Yates, J.P., of Parengarenga, died a few days ago on the s.s. Paeroa while on his way to Auckland for medical treatment. For nearly half a century (says the Star) the deceased gentleman was an extensive gun buyer, storekeeper and proprietor of a stock station at Parengarenga, near the North Cape, aud was known as the " King of the Far North." He had been in failing health for some years. Mr Yates was 74 years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a widow and family of nine, two of his daughters being married. (One of them is the wife of Mr A. R. Crane of Kamo.) By his death the North has lost one of its oldest and best known colonists. The deceased gentleman was the third son of the late Mr Saul Yates, barrister, of London, and came to the colony 50 years ago with his father. He commenced business at Mangonui and ultimately removed to Parengarenga. He had great influence over the natives. The funeral took place , last Sunday at the Jewish cemetery in Auckland, and was very largely attended by representative citizens.
Northern Advocate, "New Zealand Notes", 22 Sept 1900, p 6 (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/.)
In the 1861 census, Alfred is living with his grandparents, Robert & Jane Barber, in Brighton (age 10 yrs, born London). Alfred's marriage certificate states his father is Robert Barber, a cabinet maker. This was in fact his grandfather who had raised him. It appears that Elizabeth never saw Alfred again.
Elizabeth Barber died on 24 February 1916 at Kent Road, Taranaki, New Zealand, at age 87.
Elizabeth Barber was buried after 24 February 1916 at Grave 56, St Mary's Cathedral, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, The inscription on the headstone reads: In loving memory of George Tunnecliff died 13 February 1912 aged 80 years also Elizabeth Tunnecliff died 24 February 1916 aged 86. At rest.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

George Tunnecliffe b. 1831, d. 13 Feb 1912
Marriage*
Elizabeth Barber married George Tunnecliffe, son of William Tunnecliffe and Louisa Phillips, on 8 August 1857 at Auckland, New Zealand, three days after arriving. They later had four children. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1).
  3. [S482] Death certificate of Alfred Yates, died 23 Oct 1851, registered 24 Oct 1851 in the Registration District of City of London, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2 Page 128).
  4. [S423] Website "New Zealand Yesteryears" (http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/index.html) "http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlists/…."

Mary Barber

b. 25 April 1826
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Mary Barber was born on 25 April 1826 at 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, England; a twin, born at 5 minutes after 6 o'clock in the morning.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Mary Barber was baptized on 2 August 1829 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Mary Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.3
On 30 March 1851 Mary Barber lived at 21 Kings Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Mary Barber was a milliner on 30 March 1851.4
The 1851 census entry for Mary gives her place of birth as Brighton. However, the 1841 census says she was not born in the county (Sussex). The occupation in 1851 is a good fit as her mother was a straw bonnet maker.4

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1).
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 63 page 9."

Susannah Barber

b. 25 April 1826
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Susannah Barber was born on 25 April 1826 at 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, England; a twin, born at 5 minutes after 6 o'clock in the morning.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Susannah Barber was baptized on 2 August 1829 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Susannah Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.3

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1).
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."