Cicely Ashdown

b. 19 November 1581

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Ashdown b. c 1540, d. Apr 1603
Mother: Margery Alfrey
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Citations

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

William Ashdown

b. circa 1515, d. December 1578
Last Edited: 28 Feb 2021
  • Birth*: William Ashdown was born circa 1515 at England.
  • Marriage*: William Ashdown married Margaret (?) circa 1540 at Sussex, England.
  • Will*: William Ashdown left a will made on 4 February 1578 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England: (4 Feb 1577/78.)1
  • Anecdote*: Will of William Ashdown of Rotherfield, 1579
    (ESRO: PBT 1/1/7/118B)
    Made: 4 Feb 1577/78
    Probate: 12 Jun 1579
    In the name of god amen the iiijth daye of Februarye in the xx i[e]th yere of the raigne of our sov[er]aigne ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of England Frannce and Ireland Quene defender of the fayth &c I William Ashdowne of the p[ar]ishe of Retherfeld & county of Sussex beinge sicke in bodie but whole of mind & of good & p[er]fect remembrance laud and praise be to almighty god, make and ordaine this my p an unknown person sent testament in mann[er] & forme followinge, that is to saye, First I com[UND:][BOLD:]Will of William Ashdown of Rotherfield, 1579 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT 1/1/7/118B) Made: 4 Feb 1577/78 Probate: 12 Jun 1579 In the name of god amen the iiijth daye of Februarye in the xx i[e]th yere of the raigne of our sov[er]aigne ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of England Frannce and Ireland Quene defender of the fayth &c I [BOLD:]William Ashdowne[:BOLD] of the p[ar]ishe of Retherfeld & county of Sussex beinge sicke in bodie but whole of mind & of good & p[er]fect remembrance laud and praise be to almighty god, make and ordaine this my p[re]sent testament in mann[er] & forme followinge, that is to saye, First I com[m]end my sowle unto almighty god my maker and redem[er] and my bodie to be buried in the p[ar]ishe churchyard of Retherfeld aforesaid Item I will and bequeth unto the poore mans boxe of Retherfeld aforesaid xijd Item I give to the cathedrall Church of Chichester ijd Item I geve to my sonnes ij children iiijd apece Item I geve and bequeth unto [BOLD:]Margret[:BOLD] my wif all my goodes and cattell whatsoev[er] they be, And if my wif doe fortune to marry after my decease that then my will is that half of my goodes and cattell to be equally devided betwixt iij of my children that is to saye [BOLD:]Abraham Jacob & Ursala[:BOLD], & after the decease of [BOLD:]Margret[:BOLD] my wif the said goodes and cattell to remaine wholly to my foresaid iij children Also my will is that [BOLD:]Margret[:BOLD] my wif shall have all my howses and landes w[hi]ch I nowe dwell in duringe the naturall life except shee fortune to marry And if shee doe marry then my will is that shee shall have out of my said howses and landes w[hi]ch I nowe dwell in xiijs iiijd yerely and ev[er]y yere duringe her naturall lif and xiijs iiijd also yerely and ev[er]y yere duringe her naturall lif out of my land called Akers and the said monie to be paid half yerely that is to saye at the feastes of St Michaell tharckangell & the feast of the Annu[ncia]c[i]on of our blessed Lady the Virgen by even porc[i]ons to be paid Also I doe ordaine [BOLD:]Margret [:BOLD]my wif to be myne executrix of this my last will and Testam[en]t and shee to paye and p[er]forme my debtes and legaces And I doe appointe and ordaine [BOLD:]Ric Kent[:BOLD] thelder my trusty sup[er]visor and he to have his charges borne about thes p[re]misses witnes at the makinge hereof [BOLD:]Nicholas Paine[:BOLD] Curate [BOLD:]John Mainerd & Robt Riverse [:BOLD][ITAL:]Probate: 12 June 1579 (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 18[SUP:]th[:SUP] September 2020 for Geoffrey Barber) [:ITAL]end my sowle unto almighty god my maker and redem[er] and my bodie to be buried in the p[ar]ishe churchyard of Retherfeld aforesaid Item I will and bequeth unto the poore mans boxe of Retherfeld aforesaid xijd Item I give to the cathedrall Church of Chichester ijd Item I geve to my sonnes ij children iiijd apece Item I geve and bequeth unto Margret my wif all my goodes and cattell whatsoev[er] they be, And if my wif doe fortune to marry after my decease that then my will is that half of my goodes and cattell to be equally devided betwixt iij of my children that is to saye Abraham Jacob & Ursala, & after the decease of Margret my wif the said goodes and cattell to remaine wholly to my foresaid iij children Also my will is that Margret my wif shall have all my howses and landes w[hi]ch I nowe dwell in duringe the naturall life except shee fortune to marry And if shee doe marry then my will is that shee shall have out of my said howses and landes w[hi]ch I nowe dwell in xiijs iiijd yerely and ev[er]y yere duringe her naturall lif and xiijs iiijd also yerely and ev[er]y yere duringe her naturall lif out of my land called Akers and the said monie to be paid half yerely that is to saye at the feastes of St Michaell tharckangell & the feast of the Annu[ncia]c[i]on of our blessed Lady the Virgen by even porc[i]ons to be paid Also I doe ordaine Margret my wif to be myne executrix of this my last will and Testam[en]t and shee to paye and p[er]forme my debtes and legaces And I doe appointe and ordaine Ric Kent thelder my trusty sup[er]visor and he to have his charges borne about thes p an unknown person misses witnes at the makinge hereof Nicholas Paine Curate John Mainerd & Robt Riverse
    Probate: 12 June 1579
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 18th September 2020 for Geoffrey Barber.)
  • Death*: William Ashdown died in December 1578 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: William Ashdown was buried on 24 December 1578 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 12 June 1579.

Family:

Margaret (?)

Children:

Nicholas Ashdown+ b. c 1540, d. Apr 1603
Margaret Ashdown b. 26 Jan 1543, d. 1547
Richard Ashdown b. 28 Oct 1546
Ursula Ashdown+ b. 11 Apr 1549, d. 1609
Isaac Ashdown b. 19 Apr 1551
Abraham Ashdown b. c 1553, d. 1627
Jacob Ashdown+ b. c 1555, d. 1615

Citations

  1. [S919] Will of William Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1579, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 1579. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/7/118B).
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Abraham Ashdown

b. circa 1553, d. 1627

Parents:

Father: William Ashdown b. c 1515, d. Dec 1578
Mother: Margaret (?)
Last Edited: 15 Oct 2020
  • Birth*: Abraham Ashdown was born circa 1553 at Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of William Ashdown and Margaret (?)
  • (Witness) Will: Abraham Ashdown is mentioned in the will of William Ashdown dated 4 February 1578 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England; (4 Feb 1577/78.)1
  • (Witness) Admon: Abraham Ashdown witnessed the admon of Thomas Ashdown dated 16 April 1608 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Rotherfield, Sussex, England; £21 19s 1d.2
  • Will*: Abraham Ashdown left a will made on 19 April 1627 at Frant, Sussex, England.3
  • Anecdote*: Will of Abraham ASHDOWNE, Yeoman of Frant, 1627
    (PCC: TNA Prob 11/151/590)
    Made: 19 April 1627
    Probate: 30 April 1627
    In the name of God Amen in the third yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c I Abraham Ashdowne of Frant in the Countie of Sussex yeoman being sick in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance thankes be to Allmightie god doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following Inprimis and above all I bequeath my soule into the handes of Allmightie god my onlie saviour and Redeemer and my bodie to the earth from whence it was taken Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Frant Twentie shillinges to be distributed within one weeke next after my decease at the discrecon of Mr William Dike Clerke and the Collectors for the poore Item I give more unto them sixe dozen of Bread at sixe shillinges the dozen which guift my mynde is shall beginn at Christmas next after my decease and soe to Contynue everie Christmas untill the full end of tenne yeares Item I give unto Peter Harrwood weaver dwelling in Frant Three shillinges and Fower pence to be paid unto him within one weeke next after my decease Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Retherfield Twentie shillinges of lawfull english money to be distributed amongst them by the Overseers of the said parish within one moneth next after my decease Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Speldhurst in Kent Twentie shillinges to be paid unto them within one moneth next after my decease to be distributed amongst them at the discrecon of the Overseers of the said p[ar]ish Item I give unto Nicholas Russell of the parish of Gowdhurst in Kent Tenne poundes of lawfull english money to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto Walter Thomas Richard John and William the sonnes of Robert Russell late of Lamberhurst deceased the some of Five poundes a peece to be paid unto them with two yeares next after my decease Item I give unto Robert Russell sonne of the aforesaid Robert Russell the some of Sixe poundes Thirteene shillinges and Fower pence of lawfull english money to be paid unto him within Three yeares after my decease Item I give to Alice the daughter of the above named Robert Russell the some of Five poundes to be paid unto her within three yeares after my decease Nowe if anie of the aforesaid parties happen to depart this life before the said severall somes shall be due unto them Then my will and mynde is that the porcon or porcons of the deceased shalbe equallie devided amongst the Survivors Item I give unto Gerrard Ashdowne sonne of Jacob Ashdowne my brother the some of Tenne poundes of lawfull english money to be paid unto him within three yeares next after my decease Item I give unto Marye Ashdowne the wief of Daniell Richmond Five poundes to be paid likewise within three yeares next after my decease and my will and mynde is that if anie of the aforesaid parties happen // To depart this lief before their severall porcons be due Then the same to be devided amongst the survivors Item I give unto the two youngest daughters of William Cackett late of Tunbridge deceased the some of Five pounds a peece to be paid unto them within three yeares next after my decease And if anie of them happen to depart this lief before the said porcon then my will and mynde is that the survivor shall be the others heire Item I give unto Grace the daughter of Thomas Wilding Tenne poundes of lawfull english money to be paid unto her within fower yeares next after my decease if she soe long happen to live Item I give unto Cisley Ashdowne the daughter of Nicholas Ashdowne Five poundes to be paid unto her within three yeares next after my decease Item I give unto the daughter of John Randoll nowe lyving the some of Five poundes to be paid unto her at her age of one and twentie yeares Item I give unto Mary the widdowe of Robert Russell one greate joyned Cheste and all that is therein and one great brasse Kettle Item I give unto John the sonne of Robert Russell all that is in the shopp and the chamber over it exceptinge one paire of scales and the waightes belonging to them the Shopboard and the Glovers stake Item I give unto Abraham Vinall the sonne of Thomas Vinall of Retherfield my mansion house in Frant where nowe Edward Oxeley dwelleth and all my freehould land within the said parish with all the Edifices and buildings and other appurtenances thereunto belonging and to his heires forever Provided allwaies and my mynde is that the said Abraham Vinall shall have noe benefitt proffitt or Com[UND:][BOLD:]Will of Abraham ASHDOWNE, Yeoman of Frant, 1627[:BOLD][:UND][BOLD:] [:BOLD](PCC: TNA Prob 11/151/590) Made: 19 April 1627 Probate: 30 April 1627 In the name of God Amen in the third yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c I [BOLD:]Abraham Ashdowne[:BOLD] of Frant in the Countie of Sussex yeoman being sick in bodie but of good and perfect remembrance thankes be to Allmightie god doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following Inprimis and above all I bequeath my soule into the handes of Allmightie god my onlie saviour and Redeemer and my bodie to the earth from whence it was taken Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Frant Twentie shillinges to be distributed within one weeke next after my decease at the discrecon of [BOLD:]Mr William Dike[:BOLD] Clerke and the Collectors for the poore Item I give more unto them sixe dozen of Bread at sixe shillinges the dozen which guift my mynde is shall beginn at Christmas next after my decease and soe to Contynue everie Christmas untill the full end of tenne yeares Item I give unto [BOLD:]Peter Harrwood[:BOLD] weaver dwelling in Frant Three shillinges and Fower pence to be paid unto him within one weeke next after my decease Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Retherfield Twentie shillinges of lawfull english money to be distributed amongst them by the Overseers of the said parish within one moneth next after my decease Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Speldhurst in Kent Twentie shillinges to be paid unto them within one moneth next after my decease to be distributed amongst them at the discrecon of the Overseers of the said p[ar]ish Item I give unto [BOLD:]Nicholas Russell[:BOLD] of the parish of Gowdhurst in Kent Tenne poundes of lawfull english money to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]Walter Thomas Richard John[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]William[:BOLD] the sonnes of [BOLD:]Robert Russell[:BOLD] late of Lamberhurst deceased the some of Five poundes a peece to be paid unto them with two yeares next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]Robert Russell[:BOLD] sonne of the aforesaid [BOLD:]Robert Russell[:BOLD] the some of Sixe poundes Thirteene shillinges and Fower pence of lawfull english money to be paid unto him within Three yeares after my decease Item I give to [BOLD:]Alice[:BOLD] the daughter of the above named [BOLD:]Robert Russell[:BOLD] the some of Five poundes to be paid unto her within three yeares after my decease Nowe if anie of the aforesaid parties happen to depart this life before the said severall somes shall be due unto them Then my will and mynde is that the porcon or porcons of the deceased shalbe equallie devided amongst the Survivors Item I give unto [BOLD:]Gerrard Ashdowne[:BOLD] sonne of [BOLD:]Jacob Ashdowne[:BOLD] my brother the some of Tenne poundes of lawfull english money to be paid unto him within three yeares next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]Marye Ashdowne[:BOLD] the wief of [BOLD:]Daniell Richmond[:BOLD] Five poundes to be paid likewise within three yeares next after my decease and my will and mynde is that if anie of the aforesaid parties happen // To depart this lief before their severall porcons be due Then the same to be devided amongst the survivors Item I give unto the two youngest daughters of [BOLD:]William Cackett[:BOLD] late of Tunbridge deceased the some of Five pounds a peece to be paid unto them within three yeares next after my decease And if anie of them happen to depart this lief before the said porcon then my will and mynde is that the survivor shall be the others heire Item I give unto [BOLD:]Grace[:BOLD] the daughter of [BOLD:]Thomas Wilding[:BOLD] Tenne poundes of lawfull english money to be paid unto her within fower yeares next after my decease if she soe long happen to live Item I give unto [BOLD:]Cisley Ashdowne[:BOLD] the daughter of [BOLD:]Nicholas Ashdowne[:BOLD] Five poundes to be paid unto her within three yeares next after my decease Item I give unto the daughter of [BOLD:]John Randoll[:BOLD] nowe lyving the some of Five poundes to be paid unto her at her age of one and twentie yeares Item I give unto [BOLD:]Mary[:BOLD] the widdowe of [BOLD:]Robert Russell[:BOLD] one greate joyned Cheste and all that is therein and one great brasse Kettle Item I give unto [BOLD:]John[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]Robert Russell[:BOLD] all that is in the shopp and the chamber over it exceptinge one paire of scales and the waightes belonging to them the Shopboard and the Glovers stake Item I give unto [BOLD:]Abraham Vinall[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]Thomas Vinall[:BOLD] of Retherfield my mansion house in Frant where nowe [BOLD:]Edward Oxeley[:BOLD] dwelleth and all my freehould land within the said parish with all the Edifices and buildings and other appurtenances thereunto belonging and to his heires forever Provided allwaies and my mynde is that the said [BOLD:]Abraham Vinall[:BOLD] shall have noe benefitt proffitt or Com[m]oditie out of the said land ^untill^ he shall attaine ^to^ the full age of Fowerteene yeares but the rent of the said Land untill the time aforesaid shall remayne as due unto my executor (whome I shall anonne name) towardes the payment of the afore bequeathed legacies Item I give unto [BOLD:]Richard[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]Richard Ashdowne[:BOLD] and to his heires for ever all my Asart and Copyhould-land within the parish of Bucksteed with the appurtenances thereunto belonging when he shall accomplish the age of One and twentie yeares Item I give unto [BOLD:]William Oxley[:BOLD] of Retherfield all my Freehould land in Bucksted being a Copps or parcell of Wood land contayning by estimacon Twelve acres and to his heires forever And my will and mynde is that he shall paie out of the same unto my executor toward the payment of the legacies before given within three yeares after my decease The some of tenne poundes otherwise to have noe benefitt by this my will Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Edward Oxley[:BOLD] of Frant [BOLD:]James Ashdowne[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]Jacob Ashdowne[:BOLD] [BOLD:]Nicholas Ashdowne[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]Isacke Ashdowne[:BOLD] And [BOLD:]Abraham Ashdowne[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]Nicholas Ashdowne[:BOLD] of Brenchley One howse and Barne and other Edifices thereunto belonging and all my Coppihould land within the parish of Tiseherst in the Countie of Sussex equallie to be devided amongst them and to their heires forever And my will and mynde is that the aforenamed parsons shall paie out of the same to my executor toward the payment of the legacies the some of Fortie poundes of lawfull english money to be paid within two yeares next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]Richard Ashdowne[:BOLD] sonne of [BOLD:]Nicholas Ashdowne[:BOLD] the some of Fortie shillinges to be paid unto him by my Executor within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto the Children of [BOLD:]John Chapman[:BOLD] late of Bucksted deceased the full some of Five poundes equallie to be devided amongst them within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]John[:BOLD] the sonne of [BOLD:]John Oxley[:BOLD] the some Sixe poundes Thirteene shillinges and Fower pence of lawfull English money to be paid unto him by my executor within three yeares next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]John Oxley[:BOLD] sonne of [BOLD:]Michaell Oxley[:BOLD] the some of Fiftie shillinges to be paid unto him within one moneth next after my decease Item I give unto the Children of [BOLD:]Edward Oxley[:BOLD] Three shillinges and Fower pence a peece to be paid within one moneth next after my decease Item I give unto [BOLD:]Thomas Durrant[:BOLD] of Bucksted my Tenant Fiftie shillinges Item I give unto [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] the wief of [BOLD:]Edward Oxley[:BOLD] tenne shillinges to be paid within one moneth next after my decease Item my will and mynde is that my executor (whom I shall anonn name) shall Receive the Rent and Revenue of my Coppihould and Asart land att Bucksted given unto Richard Ashdowne and his heires forever untill the said Richard shall attaine unto the full // Age of One and Twentie yeares allowinge for the same unto William the brother of the said Richard towardes his maintenance at the rate of Eight pence in the pound And to pay the whole some received (excepting the use which shall remayne as aforesaid ^unto^ William Ashdowne) unto Elizabeth Ashdowne sister unto the above named Richard and William when she shall attaine unto the full age of one and Twentie yeares And I doe constitute and appointe Edward Oxley of Frant my sisters sonne executor of this my last will and Testament unto whome I give all the rest of my goodes and Chattells not given nor bequeathed my debts and legacies aforesaid and funerall expences being discharged And I entreate my webeloved freindes Thomas Wilding of Tiseherst and John Weller of Retherfield yeoman to be Overseers of this my last will and Testament And I give them for their paines to be taken herein Tenne shillinges a peece And that this is the last will and Testament of me Abraham Ashdowne and all other wills hereby utterlie revoked I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the Nyneteenth of Aprill in the yeare above written. Abraham Ashdowne his marke Read published and declared to be the last will and Testament of [BOLD:]Abraham Ashdowne in the presence of William Osborne John Latter[:BOLD] Probate: London, 30th April 1627 on the oath of Edward Oxley, executor. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 30th March 2020)[:ITAL]oditie out of the said land ^untill^ he shall attaine ^to^ the full age of Fowerteene yeares but the rent of the said Land untill the time aforesaid shall remayne as due unto my executor (whome I shall anonne name) towardes the payment of the afore bequeathed legacies Item I give unto Richard the sonne of Richard Ashdowne and to his heires for ever all my Asart and Copyhould-land within the parish of Bucksteed with the appurtenances thereunto belonging when he shall accomplish the age of One and twentie yeares Item I give unto William Oxley of Retherfield all my Freehould land in Bucksted being a Copps or parcell of Wood land contayning by estimacon Twelve acres and to his heires forever And my will and mynde is that he shall paie out of the same unto my executor toward the payment of the legacies before given within three yeares after my decease The some of tenne poundes otherwise to have noe benefitt by this my will Item I give and bequeath unto Edward Oxley of Frant James Ashdowne the sonne of Jacob Ashdowne Nicholas Ashdowne the sonne of Isacke Ashdowne And Abraham Ashdowne the sonne of Nicholas Ashdowne of Brenchley One howse and Barne and other Edifices thereunto belonging and all my Coppihould land within the parish of Tiseherst in the Countie of Sussex equallie to be devided amongst them and to their heires forever And my will and mynde is that the aforenamed parsons shall paie out of the same to my executor toward the payment of the legacies the some of Fortie poundes of lawfull english money to be paid within two yeares next after my decease Item I give unto Richard Ashdowne sonne of Nicholas Ashdowne the some of Fortie shillinges to be paid unto him by my Executor within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto the Children of John Chapman late of Bucksted deceased the full some of Five poundes equallie to be devided amongst them within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto John the sonne of John Oxley the some Sixe poundes Thirteene shillinges and Fower pence of lawfull English money to be paid unto him by my executor within three yeares next after my decease Item I give unto John Oxley sonne of Michaell Oxley the some of Fiftie shillinges to be paid unto him within one moneth next after my decease Item I give unto the Children of Edward Oxley Three shillinges and Fower pence a peece to be paid within one moneth next after my decease Item I give unto Thomas Durrant of Bucksted my Tenant Fiftie shillinges Item I give unto Elizabeth the wief of Edward Oxley tenne shillinges to be paid within one moneth next after my decease Item my will and mynde is that my executor (whom I shall anonn name) shall Receive the Rent and Revenue of my Coppihould and Asart land att Bucksted given unto Richard Ashdowne and his heires forever untill the said Richard shall attaine unto the full // Age of One and Twentie yeares allowinge for the same unto William the brother of the said Richard towardes his maintenance at the rate of Eight pence in the pound And to pay the whole some received (excepting the use which shall remayne as aforesaid ^unto^ William Ashdowne) unto Elizabeth Ashdowne sister unto the above named Richard and William when she shall attaine unto the full age of one and Twentie yeares And I doe constitute and appointe Edward Oxley of Frant my sisters sonne executor of this my last will and Testament unto whome I give all the rest of my goodes and Chattells not given nor bequeathed my debts and legacies aforesaid and funerall expences being discharged And I entreate my webeloved freindes Thomas Wilding of Tiseherst and John Weller of Retherfield yeoman to be Overseers of this my last will and Testament And I give them for their paines to be taken herein Tenne shillinges a peece And that this is the last will and Testament of me Abraham Ashdowne and all other wills hereby utterlie revoked I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the Nyneteenth of Aprill in the yeare above written. Abraham Ashdowne his marke Read published and declared to be the last will and Testament of Abraham Ashdowne in the presence of William Osborne John Latter
    Probate: London, 30th April 1627 on the oath of Edward Oxley, executor.
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 30th March 2020.)
  • Death*: Abraham Ashdown died in 1627 at Frant, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Abraham Ashdown was buried on 27 April 1627 at St Alban, Frant, Sussex, England.4
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 30 April 1627 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.

Citations

  1. [S919] Will of William Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1579, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 1579. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/7/118B).
  2. [S885] Letters of administration of the estate of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 16 Apr 1608 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/3/121B).
  3. [S866] Will of Abraham Ashdown of Frant, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1627, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 30 Apr 1627. (TNA: Prob 11/151/590).
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Susanna Sleeche

b. circa 1570
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2020

Family:

Isaac Ashdown b. 22 Apr 1571, d. 1608

Children:

Susan Ashdown b. 31 Aug 1595
Margaret Ashdown b. 7 Aug 1597
Nicholas Ashdown+ b. 14 Sep 1600

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S886] Letters of administration of the estate of Isaac Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 23 Jun 1608 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/3/128F).

Eleanor Ashdown

b. circa 1575

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Ashdown b. c 1540, d. Apr 1603
Mother: Margery Alfrey
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Family:

Thomas Vinall

Children:

Margaret Vinall b. 18 Feb 1604/5
Abraham Vinall b. 4 May 1617

Citations

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

Thomas Vinall

Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Family:

Eleanor Ashdown b. c 1575

Children:

Margaret Vinall b. 18 Feb 1604/5
Abraham Vinall b. 4 May 1617

Citations

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

Margaret Vinall

b. 18 February 1604/5

Parents:

Father: Thomas Vinall
Mother: Eleanor Ashdown b. c 1575
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Citations

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

Abraham Vinall

b. 4 May 1617

Parents:

Father: Thomas Vinall
Mother: Eleanor Ashdown b. c 1575
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Citations

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

Jacob Ashdown

b. circa 1555, d. 1615

Parents:

Father: William Ashdown b. c 1515, d. Dec 1578
Mother: Margaret (?)
Last Edited: 15 Oct 2020

Family:

Child:

James Ashdown b. c 1590

Citations

  1. [S866] Will of Abraham Ashdown of Frant, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1627, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 30 Apr 1627. (TNA: Prob 11/151/590).
  2. [S919] Will of William Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1579, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 1579. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/7/118B).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Richard Ashdown

b. circa 1580, d. 1649

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Ashdown b. c 1540, d. Apr 1603
Mother: Margery Alfrey
Last Edited: 3 May 2020
  • Birth*: Richard Ashdown was born circa 1580 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Nicholas Ashdown and Margery Alfrey.
  • Anecdote*: Richard is thought to have been born about 1580 because although this would make him the younger brother of Isaac and the main beneficiary and executor of his father's will (proved 1603) which would otherwise suggest he was the elder brother, the information in the will of Abraham Ashdowne (1627) suggests that he is the Richard Ashdowne who married in 1616 at Rotherfield and died 1649 at Buxted (leaving a will).
  • (Witness) Will: Richard Ashdown is mentioned in the will of Nicholas Ashdown dated 20 January 1602/3 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • (Witness) Admon: Richard Ashdown witnessed the admon of Thomas Ashdown dated 16 April 1608 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Rotherfield, Sussex, England; £21 19s 1d.2
  • Marriage: Richard Ashdown married Elizabeth Skipton on 10 June 1616 at Brenchley, Kent, England.3
  • Marriage License: Richard Ashdown and Amy Gildridge obtained a marriage licence on 8 December 1625 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Richard a yeoman of Rotherfield; Amy of the same parish. Sponsors: Richard Ashdowne and John Gildridge father of Amy yeoman of the same parish.4
  • Marriage: Richard Ashdown married Amy Gildridge on 12 December 1625 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.4
  • (Witness) Will: Richard Ashdown is mentioned in the will of Abraham Ashdown dated 19 April 1627 at Frant, Sussex, England.5
  • Anecdote: The following comments were made regarding Richard's children in Abraham Ashdown's will of 1627:
    I give unto Richard the sonne of Richard Ashdowne and to his heires for ever all my Asart and Copyhould-land within the parish of Bucksteed [Buxted] with the appurtenances thereunto belonging when he shall accomplish the age of One and twentie yeares ...... my will and mynde is that my executor (whom I shall anonn name) shall Receive the Rent and Revenue of my Coppihould and Asart land att Bucksted [Buxted] given unto Richard Ashdowne and his heires forever untill the said Richard shall attaine unto the full // Age of One and Twentie yeares allowinge for the same unto William the brother of the said Richard towardes his maintenance at the rate of Eight pence in the pound And to pay the whole some received (excepting the use which shall remayne as aforesaid ^unto^ William Ashdowne) unto Elizabeth Ashdowne sister unto the above named Richard and William when she shall attaine unto the full age of one and Twentie yeares.5
  • Anecdote: Richard received a legacy from his uncle, Abraham Ashdown, in 1627 as follows: I give unto Richard Ashdowne sonne of Nicholas Ashdowne the some of Fortie shillinges to be paid unto him by my Executor within one yeare next after my decease.5
  • Death*: Richard Ashdown died in 1649 at Buxted, Sussex, England.
  • Will*: Richard Ashdown left a will made on 11 April 1649 at Buxted, Sussex, England.6
  • Anecdote: Will of Richard ASHDOWNE, Husbandman of Buxted, 1649
    (PCC: PROB 11/209/468)
    Made: 11 April 1649
    Probate: 22 October 1649
    In the Name of God Amen the eleventh day of Aprill Anno Dni One thousand six hundred forty nyne I Richard Ashdowne of Buxted in the County of Sussex husbandman sick and weake in body but of good and perfect remembrance All praise and thanks be given unto Almighty God therefore doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, First I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my most merciful creator trusting and relying only for my salvation upon the blessed merritts of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer, and my body unto the earth from whence it was taken. Item I give and bequeath unto Amy my loving wife All that my messuage or tenement, and five acres of landthereunto belonging with all and singular their appurtenances situate lying and being in Goudhurst in the County of Kent, and now or later in the possession or occupation of Thomas Roades and Richard Roades for and during the term of her natural life And after the death of her the said Amy I give and bequeath the said messuage or tenement lands and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto John Ashdowne my sonne and his heirs for ever. Item I give unto my foure sonnes Richard Ashdowne, John Ashdowne, Thomas and Nicholas Ashdowne twelve pence a peece. And unto my daughters Elizabeth wife of William Hunt and Amy Ashdowne twelve pence a peece to be paid unto them and every of them at the day of my funeral by my executrix hereafter named. The residue of all and singular my goods and chattels not hereby given or bequeathed in debt and funeral expences being first paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto the said Amy my wife, whom I make and ordain sole and whole Executrix of this my said last will and testament Given under my hand and seale the day & year first above written. The marke of Richard Ashdown. Read published written and declared in the presence of The marke of Edward Hudson The marke of Edward Durrant Geo. Stringer
    Probatum [Latin] to Amia Ashdowne, relict
    (Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, 26 Mar 2020)
    [ ] Transcriber’s note or addition.
  • Burial*: Richard Ashdown was buried on 14 April 1649 at St Margaret, Buxted, Sussex, England.7
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 22 October 1649 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.

Family 1:

Elizabeth Skipton b. c 1590

Children:

William Ashdown b. 11 Dec 1617, d. 1636
Elizabeth Ashdown b. 20 Feb 1619/20
Richard Ashdown b. c 1622

Family 2:

Amy Gildridge d. c 1627

Children:

Mary Ashdown b. 29 Apr 1627, d. 29 Apr 1627
John Ashdown+ b. 6 Jul 1628
Thomas Ashdown b. 24 Oct 1630
Nicholas Ashdown+ b. 27 Mar 1631, d. 1670
Amy Ashdown b. 12 Feb 1631/32

Citations

  1. [S865] Will of Nicholas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 20 Jan 1602/03, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 14 May 1603. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/11/197A).
  2. [S885] Letters of administration of the estate of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 16 Apr 1608 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/3/121B).
  3. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 182; Entry: 146702."
  4. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  5. [S866] Will of Abraham Ashdown of Frant, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1627, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 30 Apr 1627. (TNA: Prob 11/151/590).
  6. [S861] Will of Richard Ashdowne of Buxted, Sussex, England, made 11 Apr 1649, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 22 Oct 1649. (TNA: PROB 11/209/468).
  7. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Susan Ashdown

b. 31 August 1595

Parents:

Father: Isaac Ashdown b. 22 Apr 1571, d. 1608
Mother: Susanna Sleeche b. c 1570
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Citations

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

Margaret Ashdown

b. 7 August 1597

Parents:

Father: Isaac Ashdown b. 22 Apr 1571, d. 1608
Mother: Susanna Sleeche b. c 1570
Last Edited: 9 Oct 2020

Family:

William Bodell

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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.

Nicholas Ashdown

b. 14 September 1600

Parents:

Father: Isaac Ashdown b. 22 Apr 1571, d. 1608
Mother: Susanna Sleeche b. c 1570
Last Edited: 9 Oct 2020

Family:

Alice (?)

Children:

Mary Ashdown b. 3 Jun 1632
Joan Ashdown b. 6 Dec 1635
Mary Ashdown b. c 1637, d. 1638
Alice Ashdown b. 7 Apr 1639
Elizabeth Ashdown b. 4 Nov 1642
Abraham Ashdown b. 15 Apr 1645
Nicholas Ashdown b. 4 Nov 1646

Citations

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

Mary Ashdown

b. circa 1563

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Ashdown b. c 1540, d. Apr 1603
Mother: Margery Alfrey
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S865] Will of Nicholas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 20 Jan 1602/03, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 14 May 1603. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/11/197A).

Thomas Wilding

b. circa 1590
Last Edited: 8 Nov 2020

Family:

Grace Ashdown b. 12 Apr 1579

Child:

Grace Wilding b. c 1616

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S866] Will of Abraham Ashdown of Frant, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1627, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 30 Apr 1627. (TNA: Prob 11/151/590).

Grace Wilding

b. circa 1616

Parents:

Father: Thomas Wilding b. c 1590
Mother: Grace Ashdown b. 12 Apr 1579
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Family:

John Dobson

Citations

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

John Dobson

Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Family:

Grace Wilding b. c 1616

Citations

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

James Ashdown

b. circa 1590

Parents:

Father: Jacob Ashdown b. c 1555, d. 1615
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Family:

Mercy Wood b. c 1600

Citations

  1. [S866] Will of Abraham Ashdown of Frant, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1627, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 30 Apr 1627. (TNA: Prob 11/151/590).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mercy Wood

b. circa 1600
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2020

Family:

James Ashdown b. c 1590

Citations

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

Ursula Ashdown

b. 11 April 1549, d. 1609

Parents:

Father: William Ashdown b. c 1515, d. Dec 1578
Mother: Margaret (?)
Last Edited: 15 Oct 2020

Family:

Michael Oxley

Children:

John Oxley+ b. c 1580
Elizabeth Oxley b. c 1582
Edward Oxley+ b. c 1585, d. 1643

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S919] Will of William Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1579, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 1579. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/7/118B).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Michael Oxley

Last Edited: 14 Oct 2020

Family:

Ursula Ashdown b. 11 Apr 1549, d. 1609

Children:

John Oxley+ b. c 1580
Elizabeth Oxley b. c 1582
Edward Oxley+ b. c 1585, d. 1643

Citations

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

William Ashdown

b. 11 December 1617, d. 1636

Parents:

Father: Richard Ashdown b. c 1580, d. 1649
Mother: Elizabeth Skipton b. c 1590
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2020

Citations

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

William Ashdown

b. circa 1590, d. 1652
Last Edited: 3 May 2020
  • Birth*: William Ashdown was born circa 1590 at England.
  • Marriage*: William Ashdown married Jane Senock on 25 November 1639 at Battle, Sussex, England.1
  • Marriage*: William Ashdown married Elizabeth Hoodley on 14 August 1645 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England, Elizabeth a widow. [Surname is HOATHLY in William Ashown's will of 1653. It could be HODLEY]1
  • Occupation*: William Ashdown was a pail maker in 1652.2
  • Death*: William Ashdown died in 1652 at Battle, Sussex, England.
  • Will*: William Ashdown left a will made on 20 October 1652 at Battle, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: Will of William Ashdowne, Pail Maker of Battle, 1653
    (PCC: PROB 11/230/147)
    Made: 20 Oct 1652
    Probate: 20 May 1653
    In the name of God Amen The Twenthith day of October in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six Hundred Fiftie and Two I William Ashdowne of Battell in the Countie of Sussex Payle Maker beinge sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie praysed be God therefore doe ordeine and make this my last will and Testam[en]t in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my Soule to God that gave it hopeing asWilliam Ashdownuredlie That by his Mercie and the merritts of Jesus Christ my alone Saviour and Redeemer to bee eternallie saved And my bodie to be decentlie buried by my Executor hereafter named Item I give unto the poor Aged people of the parrish of Battell Tenn shillinges to bee distributed amonge them att my funerall or the nexte Lordes day after itt Item I give unto Joyce my daughter the wife of Jacob Suggett one Joyned Bedsteede my oldest feather Bedd one Coverlet one Blanket one Boulster and all other things there to belonginge to be delivered unto her im[UND:][BOLD:]Will of William Ashdowne, Pail Maker of Battle, 1653 [:BOLD][:UND](PCC: PROB 11/230/147) Made: 20 Oct 1652 Probate: 20 May 1653 In the name of God Amen The Twenthith day of October in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six Hundred Fiftie and Two I [BOLD:]William Ashdowne[:BOLD] of Battell in the Countie of Sussex Payle Maker beinge sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie praysed be God therefore doe ordeine and make this my last will and Testam[en]t in manner and forme followinge First I bequeath my Soule to God that gave it hopeing as[s]uredlie That by his Mercie and the merritts of Jesus Christ my alone Saviour and Redeemer to bee eternallie saved And my bodie to be decentlie buried by my Executor hereafter named Item I give unto the poor Aged people of the parrish of Battell Tenn shillinges to bee distributed amonge them att my funerall or the nexte Lordes day after itt Item I give unto [BOLD:]Joyce[:BOLD] my daughter the wife of [BOLD:]Jacob Suggett[:BOLD] one Joyned Bedsteede my oldest feather Bedd one Coverlet one Blanket one Boulster and all other things there to belonginge to be delivered unto her im[m]ediatelie after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Two Grandchildren [BOLD:]Elizabeth and Anne[:BOLD] the daughters of [BOLD:]Andrew Moone[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Elizabeth[:BOLD] my daughter now deceased the house wherin [illeg.] Leedinge latelie dwelt and the garden then therew[i]th used and occupied w[hi]ch Cwaye and pasage to goe and come Carie and and alsoe free libertie for them and their heires and assignes to come and goe to the Well for to Draw water att all tymes and their heires and Assignes beareinge part of the reparacons of the said when and as often as neede shall requier To have and to hold the said house and garden w[i]th th’app[ur]tenances thereunto belonginge unto them the said [BOLD:]Elizabeth Anne[:BOLD] and to their heires forever from and after the [illeg.] that the said [BOLD:]Moone[:BOLD] hath accomplished her full Age of one and Twentie yeares And if itt happen That either of them doe die before the said [BOLD:]Anne[:BOLD] hath accomplished her full Age of one and Twentie yeares w[i]thout heires of their Bodie lawfullie begotten That then the Survivor shall have the whole to her and to the // heires forever And if it doe happen That they should depart this life before the said [BOLD:]Anne[:BOLD] is come to the Age of one and Twentie yeares w[i]thout heires of their Bodies lawfullie begotten that then the said house and garden w[i]th th’app[ur]tenances shall returne and remayne nto ^unto^ [BOLD:]Alice[:BOLD] my daughter the wife of [BOLD:]John Chesman[:BOLD] and to her heires forever Provided alwayes and uppon Condicon that they the said [BOLD:]Elizabeth and Anne[:BOLD] and their or either of their heires and Assignes shall and doe from tyme to tyme and att all tymes after my decease suffer and permitt [BOLD:]Jacob Saggett[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Joice[:BOLD] his wife and her heires and assignes and [BOLD:]John Chesman[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Alice[:BOLD] his wife and her heires and Assignes for to goe and come Carrie and recarrie freely w[i]th horses Oxen and Cartes or otherwise (throug that part of the Close belonging unto the said [BOLD:]Andrew Moone[:BOLD] and to [BOLD:]Elizabeth and Anne[:BOLD] and their heires) unto all the howses Tenam[en]ts and gardens of mee the above named [BOLD:]William Ashdowne[:BOLD] as itt now is and hath byne used since the tyme that I have had the the said Howses and gardens in my pos[s]es[s]ion and use And yf the said [BOLD:]Andrew Moone or Elizabeth and Anne[:BOLD] his daughters or their heires or Assignes shall and doe refuse and deny or otherwyse trouble and molest the said [BOLD:]Jacob Sagett and Joice[:BOLD] his wife or her heires and Assignes or the said [BOLD:]John Chesman and Alice[:BOLD] his wife or her heires and Assignes for to goe come Carrie and recarrie freely through that parte of the said Close as aforesaid That then this my present Syfte [shift (share or portion)] of the said howse and garden w[i]th their app[ur]tenances before given shalbe utterlie void and of none effect To all intents and purposes aforesaid as yf itt had never beene aine thing in this my present will and Testam[en]t Conteyned in aine wise notw[i]thstandinge And then I do give and bequeath the said house and garden with all and everie their app[ur]tenances unto [BOLD:]William Sagitt[:BOLD] (the sonne of [BOLD:]Jacob Sagett and Joyce[:BOLD] my daughter) and to his heires forever Item I will and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Alice [:BOLD]my daughter the wife of [BOLD:]John Chesman[:BOLD] The house wherein [BOLD:]John Manser[:BOLD] now dwelleth and that part of the house that is now Emtty and the Stable and all other buildings thereto belonginge w[i]th all Closes gardens and land (not before given) w[i]th all wayes passages easem[en]ts proffittes and Comodities w[i] their and every of their app[ur]tenances belonging or apperteyninge unto that tenem[en]t Comonly Called or knowne by the name of Fyshes duringe the Terme of her naturall life and after her decease to [BOLD:]William the Sonne of John Chesman and Alice[:BOLD] my Daughter and to his heires forever And ^further^ my will intent and true meaninge is That my executor hereafter named shall have receave and take up all the Rents proffitts and Comodities of the said howses Stable and gardens (before given) for and towards the payinge of my debtes and the Legacies in this my present will given and bequeathed untill the said yearely Rentes and proffittes shall come and amount unto the full Some of Twentie and Seaven poundes of lawfull Money of England w[hi]ch is due unto mee from the said [BOLD:]John Chesman[:BOLD] for Fower Oxen one Heifer and Thirtie shillinges lent in Money The Charges of repayeringe of the said Howses Stable and gardens beinge taken out of the rentes as neede shall requier untill the money is fullie Satisfied and paid and also the rentes and Services due unto the Cheife Lord or Lordes of the fee or fees thereof shalbe sett out in the Rentes duringe the tyme the said Money is unpaid Item I give unto the said [BOLD:]Alice [:BOLD]my daughter five peeces of puter marked w[i]th a W under the brime and one Mare now in her husbandes keepinge Item I give unto the said [BOLD:]John Chesman and Alice[:BOLD] his wife all the Clowes that hee hath of myne and all the Moneyes that hee owe unto mee either upon Bond or Reckoning The said Seaven and Twentie poundes before referred to be paid out of the Rentes of the Howses aforesaid onlie excepted foreprised and reserved accordinge to my intent and true meaninge in this my present will expressed All w[hi]ch Clowes Money and reckoninges (except before execepted) shalbe free and their owne imediately after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]Jacob Sagett and Joyce[:BOLD] his wife my daughter the one halfe of all my houshold stuffe not before given and bequeathed except my best Joyned Bedsteed and my best Feather Bed my best Coverlet one Blankett Two Boulsters one Pillow and all other thinges thereunto belonginge w[hi]ch said Bed I give and bequeath unto my executor hereunder named Item I give unto the said [BOLD:]Jacob Sagett[:BOLD] the one halfe of all my wearinge apparrell both Wollen and Lynnen all w[hi]ch said houshold stuffe and apparrell my will is shalbe equally // Devided betweene the said [BOLD:]Jacob Saggett[:BOLD] and his and his [sic] wife and my Executor by my overseers and two other men whome they shall Chose Item I give unto Elizabeth my wife the Twentie poundes that was hers and is in the handes of [BOLD:]Edward Hoathly [:BOLD]her Sonne All the rest residue and remaynder of my Goodes Chattles and Debts due unto me both reall and personall I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]William Saggett [:BOLD]the Sonne of [BOLD:]Jacob Saggett and Joice [:BOLD]my daughter for to pay my debtes and legacies in this my last will and Testam[en]t given and bequeathed and to discharge my funerall expences Item I give and bequeath unto [BOLD:]William the Sonne of John Chesman and Alice[:BOLD] my daughter Sixteene poundes of good and Lawfull money of England to be paid unto him when he is come unto the full Age of one and Twentie yeares by my Executor hereunder named And I doe ordeyne the said [BOLD:]William Saggett[:BOLD] my Grandsonne sole Executor of this my last will and Testam[en]t requiering him to performe and fullfill the same accordinge to my true intent and meaninge herein expressed And I doe hereby revoake and disannull All former wills and Testam[en]tes heretofore by me made And I doe declare my verie good kinsman [BOLD:]Andrew Ashdowne [:BOLD]and my loveinge frend [BOLD:]John Taylor[:BOLD] of Breadsell to be overseers to see this my last will performed And I doe give unto them for their paynes tenn shillings ^a peece^ In witnes whereof to this my present will and Testamment I have sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written These whose names are here under Subscribed beinge witnesses [BOLD:]William Ashdowne his marke Gyles Wates Richard Hull John Taylor [:BOLD]Memorand[um] that the rassed and blured lynes in this present will were rassed by the will and Comannd of the s[ai] Testat[o]r before his hand and Seale were putt hereunto in the p[resen]tes of the witnesses above named A noate what [BOLD:]John Chesman and Alice [:BOLD]his wife have receaved all reddie w[hi]ch is menconed in this p[rese]nte will Imprimis five Cowes more eight poundes receaved out for Oates more in Barley receaved at Two poundes tenn shillinges more in money upon a Bedd Three poundes and the bed more uld Debt of Eight pound more one Mare and a Heifer and the five peeces of pewter Probate: Westminster, 20th May 1653 by the oath of William Saggett grandchild and sole executor. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 2nd April 2020) [:ITAL]ediatelie after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Two Grandchildren Elizabeth and Anne the daughters of Andrew Moone and Elizabeth my daughter now deceased the house wherin [illeg.] Leedinge latelie dwelt and the garden then therew[i]th used and occupied w[hi]ch Cwaye and pasage to goe and come Carie and and alsoe free libertie for them and their heires and assignes to come and goe to the Well for to Draw water att all tymes and their heires and Assignes beareinge part of the reparacons of the said when and as often as neede shall requier To have and to hold the said house and garden w[i]th th’app[ur]tenances thereunto belonginge unto them the said Elizabeth Anne and to their heires forever from and after the [illeg.] that the said Moone hath accomplished her full Age of one and Twentie yeares And if itt happen That either of them doe die before the said Anne hath accomplished her full Age of one and Twentie yeares w[i]thout heires of their Bodie lawfullie begotten That then the Survivor shall have the whole to her and to the // heires forever And if it doe happen That they should depart this life before the said Anne is come to the Age of one and Twentie yeares w[i]thout heires of their Bodies lawfullie begotten that then the said house and garden w[i]th th’app[ur]tenances shall returne and remayne nto ^unto^ Alice my daughter the wife of John Chesman and to her heires forever Provided alwayes and uppon Condicon that they the said Elizabeth and Anne and their or either of their heires and Assignes shall and doe from tyme to tyme and att all tymes after my decease suffer and permitt Jacob Saggett and Joice his wife and her heires and assignes and John Chesman and Alice his wife and her heires and Assignes for to goe and come Carrie and recarrie freely w[i]th horses Oxen and Cartes or otherwise (throug that part of the Close belonging unto the said Andrew Moone and to Elizabeth and Anne and their heires) unto all the howses Tenam[en]ts and gardens of mee the above named William Ashdowne as itt now is and hath byne used since the tyme that I have had the the said Howses and gardens in my posWilliam AshdownesWilliam Ashdownion and use And yf the said Andrew Moone or Elizabeth and Anne his daughters or their heires or Assignes shall and doe refuse and deny or otherwyse trouble and molest the said Jacob Sagett and Joice his wife or her heires and Assignes or the said John Chesman and Alice his wife or her heires and Assignes for to goe come Carrie and recarrie freely through that parte of the said Close as aforesaid That then this my present Syfte [shift (share or portion)] of the said howse and garden w[i]th their app[ur]tenances before given shalbe utterlie void and of none effect To all intents and purposes aforesaid as yf itt had never beene aine thing in this my present will and Testam[en]t Conteyned in aine wise notw[i]thstandinge And then I do give and bequeath the said house and garden with all and everie their app[ur]tenances unto William Sagitt (the sonne of Jacob Sagett and Joyce my daughter) and to his heires forever Item I will and bequeath unto Alice my daughter the wife of John Chesman The house wherein John Manser now dwelleth and that part of the house that is now Emtty and the Stable and all other buildings thereto belonginge w[i]th all Closes gardens and land (not before given) w[i]th all wayes passages easem[en]ts proffittes and Comodities w[i] their and every of their app[ur]tenances belonging or apperteyninge unto that tenem[en]t Comonly Called or knowne by the name of Fyshes duringe the Terme of her naturall life and after her decease to William the Sonne of John Chesman and Alice my Daughter and to his heires forever And ^further^ my will intent and true meaninge is That my executor hereafter named shall have receave and take up all the Rents proffitts and Comodities of the said howses Stable and gardens (before given) for and towards the payinge of my debtes and the Legacies in this my present will given and bequeathed untill the said yearely Rentes and proffittes shall come and amount unto the full Some of Twentie and Seaven poundes of lawfull Money of England w[hi]ch is due unto mee from the said John Chesman for Fower Oxen one Heifer and Thirtie shillinges lent in Money The Charges of repayeringe of the said Howses Stable and gardens beinge taken out of the rentes as neede shall requier untill the money is fullie Satisfied and paid and also the rentes and Services due unto the Cheife Lord or Lordes of the fee or fees thereof shalbe sett out in the Rentes duringe the tyme the said Money is unpaid Item I give unto the said Alice my daughter five peeces of puter marked w[i]th a W under the brime and one Mare now in her husbandes keepinge Item I give unto the said John Chesman and Alice his wife all the Clowes that hee hath of myne and all the Moneyes that hee owe unto mee either upon Bond or Reckoning The said Seaven and Twentie poundes before referred to be paid out of the Rentes of the Howses aforesaid onlie excepted foreprised and reserved accordinge to my intent and true meaninge in this my present will expressed All w[hi]ch Clowes Money and reckoninges (except before execepted) shalbe free and their owne imediately after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Jacob Sagett and Joyce his wife my daughter the one halfe of all my houshold stuffe not before given and bequeathed except my best Joyned Bedsteed and my best Feather Bed my best Coverlet one Blankett Two Boulsters one Pillow and all other thinges thereunto belonginge w[hi]ch said Bed I give and bequeath unto my executor hereunder named Item I give unto the said Jacob Sagett the one halfe of all my wearinge apparrell both Wollen and Lynnen all w[hi]ch said houshold stuffe and apparrell my will is shalbe equally // Devided betweene the said Jacob Saggett and his and his [sic] wife and my Executor by my overseers and two other men whome they shall Chose Item I give unto Elizabeth my wife the Twentie poundes that was hers and is in the handes of Edward Hoathly her Sonne All the rest residue and remaynder of my Goodes Chattles and Debts due unto me both reall and personall I give and bequeath unto William Saggett the Sonne of Jacob Saggett and Joice my daughter for to pay my debtes and legacies in this my last will and Testam[en]t given and bequeathed and to discharge my funerall expences Item I give and bequeath unto William the Sonne of John Chesman and Alice my daughter Sixteene poundes of good and Lawfull money of England to be paid unto him when he is come unto the full Age of one and Twentie yeares by my Executor hereunder named And I doe ordeyne the said William Saggett my Grandsonne sole Executor of this my last will and Testam[en]t requiering him to performe and fullfill the same accordinge to my true intent and meaninge herein expressed And I doe hereby revoake and disannull All former wills and Testam[en]tes heretofore by me made And I doe declare my verie good kinsman Andrew Ashdowne and my loveinge frend John Taylor of Breadsell to be overseers to see this my last will performed And I doe give unto them for their paynes tenn shillings ^a peece^ In witnes whereof to this my present will and Testamment I have sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written These whose names are here under Subscribed beinge witnesses William Ashdowne his marke Gyles Wates Richard Hull John Taylor
    Memorand[um] that the rassed and blured lynes in this present will were rassed by the will and Comannd of the s[ai] Testat[o]r before his hand and Seale were putt hereunto in the p[resen]tes of the witnesses above named
    A noate what John Chesman and Alice his wife have receaved all reddie w[hi]ch is menconed in this p[rese]nte will Imprimis five Cowes more eight poundes receaved out for Oates more in Barley receaved at Two poundes tenn shillinges more in money upon a Bedd Three poundes and the bed more uld Debt of Eight pound more one Mare and a Heifer and the five peeces of pewter
    Probate: Westminster, 20th May 1653 by the oath of William Saggett grandchild and sole executor.
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 2nd April 2020.)
  • Burial*: William Ashdown was buried on 23 October 1652 at St Mary, Battle, Sussex, England.3
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 21 May 1653 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.

Family 1:

Children:

Joyce Ashdown+ b. c 1605
Elizabeth Ashdown+ b. c 1610
Alice Ashdown+ b. 8 May 1619

Family 2:

Jane Senock b. c 1615, d. 1643

Family 3:

Elizabeth Hoodley

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S867] Will of William Ashdowne of Battle, Sussex, England, made 20 Oct 1652, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 May 1653. (TNA: PROB 11/230/147).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane Senock

b. circa 1615, d. 1643
Last Edited: 3 Apr 2020

Family:

William Ashdown b. c 1590, d. 1652

Citations

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

Elizabeth Hoodley

Last Edited: 3 Apr 2020
  • Married Name: As of 14 August 1645, her married name was Ashdown.
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Hoodley married William Ashdown on 14 August 1645 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England, Elizabeth a widow. [Surname is HOATHLY in William Ashown's will of 1653. It could be HODLEY]1

Family:

William Ashdown b. c 1590, d. 1652

Citations

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

Jane Puxted

b. circa 1625
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2020

Family:

Richard Ashdown b. c 1622