Percy E Wright

     Percy E Wright married Grace Nellie Barber, daughter of James Barber and Ellen Leach, in 1948 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Family

Grace Nellie Barber b. 11 Dec 1910, d. Jan 2003
Marriage*
Percy E Wright married Grace Nellie Barber, daughter of James Barber and Ellen Leach, in 1948 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1948, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 233."

George Thomas Carter

b. 9 July 1912, d. 1991
FatherThomas George Carter b. 30 May 1872, d. 25 Jul 1949
MotherAvis Amelia Coleman b. 3 Jan 1876, d. 5 May 1926
George Thomas Carter at his wedding in Brighton in 1946
     George Thomas Carter was born on 9 July 1912 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas George Carter and Avis Amelia Coleman.
George Thomas Carter married May Irene Barber, daughter of James Barber and Ellen Leach, in 1946 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Peace Day Saturday 1946. Very poor weather.2
George and May had no children. May was rhesus negative.
They lived at the following addresses:
11 Semley Road, Brighton (in the flat above George’s brother).
39 Seville Street, Brighton
18 Hangleton Road, Hove, E.Sussex, BN3 8LT.
George Thomas Carter died in 1991 at Hove, Sussex, England.3

Family

May Irene Barber b. 3 Jun 1914, d. 15 Dec 1989
Marriage*
George Thomas Carter married May Irene Barber, daughter of James Barber and Ellen Leach, in 1946 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Peace Day Saturday 1946. Very poor weather.2 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1912, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 394. Mother's maiden name "Coleman"."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1946, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 619."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jun 1991, Hove, Sussex, Vol 18, Page 1079, age 78 years."

Rhoda Grace Ellis

b. 1882, d. 1961
     Rhoda Grace Ellis was born in 1882 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
In 1891 Rhoda, aged 8 years, was living in Uckfield with her father Horace Ellis aged 37 born Mayfield an Ag. Lab, her mother Naomi aged 38 born Mayfield and her siblings, Ebenezer 13, Jonah 12, Esther 10 Joseph 5, Ruth 4 , Jabez 2 and Horace 3 months. The last two were born in Framfield so Rhoda may have known her husband’s family when she was a child.
Rhoda Grace Ellis married William Seamer in 1901 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1
As of 1901, her married name was Seamer.
On 2 April 1911 Rhoda Grace Ellis and William Seamer lived at 43 Brading Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Rhoda Grace Ellis married Octavius Harry Knight, son of Clement Knight and Maria Woolgar, in 1942 at Brighton, Sussex, England, married as Rhoda Grace SEAMER, widow.2
As of 1942, her married name was Knight.
Rhoda Grace Ellis witnessed the probate of the estate of Octavius Harry Knight on 9 March 1959 at Lewes, Sussex, England; "of 24 Redvers Road Brighton died 7 February 1959 Probate Lewes 9 March to Rhoda Grace Knight widow. Effects £1393 3s."3
Rhoda Grace Ellis died in 1961 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 79 years.4

Family 1

William Seamer b. c 1874, d. 1940
Marriage*
Rhoda Grace Ellis married William Seamer in 1901 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Family 2

Octavius Harry Knight b. 3 Apr 1879, d. 7 Feb 1959
Marriage*
Rhoda Grace Ellis married Octavius Harry Knight, son of Clement Knight and Maria Woolgar, in 1942 at Brighton, Sussex, England, married as Rhoda Grace SEAMER, widow.2 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1901, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 645."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1942, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 552."
  3. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1961, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 120."

William Seamer

b. circa 1874, d. 1940
     William Seamer was born circa 1874 at Woolwich, Kent, England.
His family lived in Framfield where his father Stephen was born in 1837. His mother Sarah Ann was born in Lincolnshire, sister Kate in Woolwich in 1869, sister Ruth in Athlone in Ireland in 1872, sister Sarah in 1876 and brother George in 1878 in Framfield.
William Seamer married Rhoda Grace Ellis in 1901 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1
On 2 April 1911 William Seamer and Rhoda Grace Ellis lived at 43 Brading Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.
William Seamer died in 1940 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 66 years.2

Family

Rhoda Grace Ellis b. 1882, d. 1961
Marriage*
William Seamer married Rhoda Grace Ellis in 1901 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1901, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 645."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1940, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 7711, age 66 years."

Frederick William Seamer

b. 1902
FatherWilliam Seamer b. c 1874, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Grace Ellis b. 1882, d. 1961
     Frederick William Seamer was born in 1902 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Seamer and Rhoda Grace Ellis.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1902, Steyning RD, Vol 2b Page 279."

Horace Stephen Seamer

b. 1908
FatherWilliam Seamer b. c 1874, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Grace Ellis b. 1882, d. 1961
     Horace Stephen Seamer was born in 1908 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Seamer and Rhoda Grace Ellis.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1908, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 228."

Dorothy L Potter

b. 1891
FatherHenry Potter b. c 1853
     Dorothy L Potter was born in 1891 at Horsham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Potter.
Dorothy L Potter married Charles Henry Pollard, son of Henry Pollard and Christianna Victoria Barber, in 1916 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
As of 1916, her married name was Pollard.

Family

Charles Henry Pollard b. 1891, d. 1952
Marriage*
Dorothy L Potter married Charles Henry Pollard, son of Henry Pollard and Christianna Victoria Barber, in 1916 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jukl-Sep 1891, Horsham, Vol 2b Page 320."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1916, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 489."

Edward Waite

b. 6 August 1615, d. 1680
FatherWilliam Waite b. c 1590
MotherElizabeth Wells b. c 1595
     Edward Waite was born in 1615 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Edward Waite was baptized on 6 August 1615 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, Note: This is likely to be his baptism but still needs to be treated with caution though.1 He was the son of William Waite and Elizabeth Wells.
Edward Waite married Anne (?) circa 1641.
Edward Waite was a yeoman/tenant farmer.2,3
The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor rates assessment taken on 27 Jul 1670 includes a property owned by Edward Wayte rated to pay 6d, presumably on a property worth 1 pound per year in rent.4
Edward Waite left a will made on 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
"Edward Wayte of Leigh next Tonbridge, yeoman, ‘at present of reasonable good health of body ... considering the frailty of my nature and the uncertainty of my life’ make this my testament and last will. My body to be buried as my executor shall think fit. I give to Anne my dear and loving wife for life the yearly sum of £5 to be paid to her or her assigns yearly and every year from and after my decease on the feast days of the nativity of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ [25 December], the annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary [25 March], the Nativity of St.John the Baptist [24 June] and St.Michael the Archangel [29 September] by equal portions by my executor, the first payment to be made on that feast day above named that shall next happen after my decease if she be then living. I will my executor shall within one year after my decease enter into obligation of the penal sum of £100 and thereby bind him, his heirs, executors and administrators to the said Anne and her executors and administrators according to law for the true payment of the said yearly sum of £5. I give to Edward Wayte, William Wayte and John Wayte, my three sons, and to Anne my daughter, wife of William Mugredge, and to Elizabeth my daughter, wife of John Waghorne als Twyte (for whose several preferments I have already given to or with them such several portions already as my estate would afford) £5 apiece to be paid to each of them within one year after my decease by my executor. I give to Mary Wayte, my daughter, £35 to be paid to her within one year after my decease by my executor. I make Richard Wayte my eldest son full and sole executor and for and towards the payment of my debts and legacies, funeral charges, charges of probate of my testament and last will I will, give and leave to him all my goods, cattle [capital], corn, household stuff, leases, credits, personal estate and chattels whatsoever.
[signed]
Edward Wayte.
Witnesses:
William Foord, Geo: Hooper.
Probate granted at Tonbridge 29 March 1681 on the oath of
Richard Wayte, the son and executor named."
Edward Waite died in 1680 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Edward Waite was buried on 23 December 1680 at Leigh, Kent, England.5
His estate was probated on 29 March 1681 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Family

Anne (?) d. 1679
Marriage*
Edward Waite married Anne (?) circa 1641. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S133] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (KHLC: TR 2451/20).
  2. [S163] Lawrence Biddle, "Leigh in Kent 1550 to 1900", Lawrence Biddle, First Edition (1991).
  3. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  4. [S126] Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor Rating Assessments, 1670-. (KHLC: P371/12/1-4).
  5. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Anne (?)

d. 1679
     Anne (?) married Edward Waite, son of William Waite and Elizabeth Wells, circa 1641.
As of circa 1641, her married name was Waite.
Anne (?) is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.1
Anne (?) died in 1679 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Anne (?) was buried on 14 July 1679 at Leigh, Kent, England.2

Family

Edward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
Marriage*
Anne (?) married Edward Waite, son of William Waite and Elizabeth Wells, circa 1641. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  2. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Anne Waite

b. 15 May 1642
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     Anne Waite was baptized on 15 May 1642 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
Anne Waite married William Mugridge on 13 February 1671 at Penshurst, Kent, England.
As of 13 February 1671, her married name was Mugridge.
Note that there is a baptism of a Benjamin Muggradge on 29 Mar 1670 at Tonbridge to William Muggradge (no mother given). Has this been transcribed incorrectly as it is before the marriage date?2
Anne Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
On 8 November 1683 Anne Waite and William Mugridge lived at Tonbridge, Kent, England, surname spelt "Mogeridg."4
Anne Waite is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.4
There is a will for Mary Waite, spinster of Tonbridge, proven 7 Sep 1791 in which one of the beneficiaries is Sarah, wife of John Mugridge, tallow chandler of Tonbridge Town. A Thomas Mugridge, tallow chandler, and a kinsman, Samuel Waite, are also mentioned as beneficiaries. This is likely connected to this branch of the family.
Note: John Mugridge married Sarah Simmons on 19 May 1772 at Tonbridge.5,6

Family

William Mugridge
Marriage*
Anne Waite married William Mugridge on 13 February 1671 at Penshurst, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KM-FK5 : accessed 22 April 2015), Benj Muggradge, 29 Mar 1670; citing TONBRIDGE,KENT,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 845,142, 845,143."
  3. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  4. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).
  5. [S396] Will of Mary Waite of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 10 Aug 1789, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 Sep 1791. (TNA: PROB 11/1209/188).
  6. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5VZ-7XN : accessed 22 April 2015), Jn Mugridge and Sar Simmons, 19 May 1772; citing Tonbridge,Kent,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0845142 IT 2."

Richard Waite

b. 1643, d. 1683
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     Richard Waite was baptized in 1643 at Leigh, Kent, England, the month of baptism is illegible but would be 3rd of Jan-Mar.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
Richard Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.2
Richard Waite died in 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Richard Waite left a will made on 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
Richard Wayte of the parish of Leigh, yeoman, my body to be decently buried. I give to my brother William Wayte £70. I give to my brother John Wayte £50. I give to William Mogeridg of Tunbridg £5. I give to William, Edward, Ann and Elizabeth Mogeridg, the children of the above named William Mogeridg £5 to each of them. I give to my sister Waggon £30, she paying to her children out of it 20s each. I give to my sister Mary Wayte £40, with the furniture of the chamber where she now lies and one pair of the best hemp sheets. I make my brother Edward Wayte my sole executor and the legacies above mentioned to be paid by him within the space of 2 years, excepting the legacies to William Mogeridges children which I order to be paid to them as they severally come to the age of 20 or be married and if any of them dies before they come to the age of 20 or marries then their legacy shall go to the rest of the children surviving.
Dated 8 November 1683.
[signed]
Richard Wait.
Witnesses:
T[?] Dixon, Mary Wayte, Henery Addams.
Probate 4 December 1683 to
Edward Waite, the brother and executor named.
Richard Waite was buried on 15 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England, age 40 years.1

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  3. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).

Elizabeth Waite

b. 6 July 1645
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     Elizabeth Waite was baptized on 6 July 1645 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
Elizabeth Waite married John Waghorn alias Twyte on 8 September 1674 at Leigh, Kent, England, "John Waghorn of Itam married Elizabeth Waite of this pish by license from ye court."1
As of 8 September 1674, her married name was Waghorn alias Twyte.
Elizabeth Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.2
Elizabeth Waite is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.3

Family

John Waghorn alias Twyte
Marriage*
Elizabeth Waite married John Waghorn alias Twyte on 8 September 1674 at Leigh, Kent, England, "John Waghorn of Itam married Elizabeth Waite of this pish by license from ye court."1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  3. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).

Mary Waite

b. 22 November 1646
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     Mary Waite was baptized on 22 November 1646 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
Mary Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.2
Mary Waite is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.3

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  3. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).

Edward Waite

b. 11 January 1647, d. 1720
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     Edward Waite was baptized on 11 January 1647 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
Edward Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.2
Edward Waite married Elizabeth (?) circa 1679.
Edward Waite is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor rates assessment taken on 17 Oct 1692 includes a property owned by Edward Wayte rated to pay 9d, and as the rate was 1s in the pound, her property must have been worth only 15s per year in rent. He may have inherited this from his father as a similar property was listed in the earlier 27 July 1670 assessment as belonging to an Edward Wayte (where it was rated at 6d).4
The Kent History and Library Centre hold a document (U1590/T46/11) which is described as "Mortgage, Rowland Greenwood to Edward Waite of Leigh-next-Tonbridge, yeoman, for £240 and interest at 5%". It has yet to be investigated.
Edward Waite left a will made on 4 April 1720 at Leigh, Kent, England.5
Edward Waite of Leigh next Tonbridge, yeoman, ‘being aged and weake and infirm of body and expecting my dissolution’ , my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor. I give to my son John Waite £5 to be paid to him within one year after my decease by my executor. I give to my son Richard Waite £20 to be paid to him within one year after my decease by my executor, also I give to him my red cow called the long legged cow, to be delivered to him soon after she has calved by my executor. I give to my son William Waite £10 to be paid to him within one year after my decease by my executor and I forgive my said son William all such money for tithes as shall be due from him to me at the time of my decease. I give to my son Samuel Waite my young roan horse, one pair of my best hempen sheets, one pair of my best tow sheets, half a dozen of my best tow napkins, one good hempen towel, one good tow towel, one of my largest pewter dishes, one other pewter dish of a middle size and half a dozen of my pewter plates ‘most indifferent for value’ to be delivered to him by my executor within a short time after my decease. I give to Mary my daughter and her heirs my messuage, farm and lands thereto belonging containing four and a half acres, with the appurtenances, situate and being at Hollanden in the parish of Leigh aforesaid now in the occupation of John Sales, late by me bought and purchased of Thomas Rich and others, to her and her heirs and assigns forever, also to her my new bed tick and feathers sufficient to stuff and fill the same withall and my silver tankard now in her possession, my little short red cow, two pairs of my best hempen sheets, half a dozen hempen napkins, one large pewter dish, one pewter dish of middle size and half a dozen pewter plates, to be delivered to her by my executor soon after my decease. I give to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Robert Rawlins, £5 to be paid to her by my executor within one year after my decease. I give to the poor people of Leigh 40 groat loaves of good wheaten bread which I will shall be made and baked by my neighbour James Dad and distributed at the parish church of Leigh by the Overseers of the Poor of the said parish among such of the said poor as then shall deem most deserving thereof soon after my decease. I give to my son Thomas Waite and to his heirs and assigns forever my ‘Tyth Ward of Hollanden’ and all tithes of what kind soever thereof or therefrom arising, renewing or coming late by me purchased of Richard Wheeler or others, he or they paying out thereof as my gift which I give to the said Samuel my son £160 within one year after my decease and I make the said Thomas my son sole executor, to whom I will and leave all my ready money, goods and chattels (not formerly disposed of), he paying my debts, legacies and funeral and other incident charges.
[signed]
Edward Wayt.
Witnesses:
William Hards (mark), Robert Moody, Geo. Hooper Junr.
Probate 27 May 1720 to
Thomas Wayt, the son and executor named.
Edward Waite died in 1720 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Edward Waite was buried on 16 April 1720 at Leigh, Kent, England.1

Family

Elizabeth (?) d. 1714
Marriage*
Edward Waite married Elizabeth (?) circa 1679. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  3. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).
  4. [S126] Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor Rating Assessments, 1670-. (KHLC: P371/12/1-4).
  5. [S171] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 4 Apr 1720, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 27 May 1720. (TNA: PROB 11/574/201).

William Waite

b. 9 September 1649, d. 1738
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
The church at Leigh, Kent.
     William Waite was born in 1649 at Leigh, Kent, England.
William Waite was baptized on 9 September 1649 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
William Waite married Elizabeth Carpenter on 23 April 1672 at Leigh, Kent, England.1
William Waite married Joan Hunt, daughter of William Hunt, on 18 November 1673 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England, based on the burial record of "10 Feb 1718 Joan wife of Wm. Waite senr." and also the will of Hannah Gilpin who notes her sister, Joan Hunt as wife of William Waite. William's surname is spelt WEIGHT in the marriage to Joan.1,2,3
William Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.4
William Waite is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.5
William Waite died in 1738 at Leigh, Kent, England.
William Waite was buried on 26 October 1738 at Leigh, Kent, England.1

Family 1

Elizabeth Carpenter d. 1672
Marriage*
William Waite married Elizabeth Carpenter on 23 April 1672 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 

Family 2

Joan Hunt b. 6 Jan 1654, d. 1718
Marriage*
William Waite married Joan Hunt, daughter of William Hunt, on 18 November 1673 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England, based on the burial record of "10 Feb 1718 Joan wife of Wm. Waite senr." and also the will of Hannah Gilpin who notes her sister, Joan Hunt as wife of William Waite. William's surname is spelt WEIGHT in the marriage to Joan.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives."
  3. [S479] Will of Hannah Gilpin of Sevenoaks, Kent, England, made 20 Jul 1724, proved in the unknown court, 22 Apr 1726. (Lambeth: VH 96/4346).
  4. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  5. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).

John Waite

b. 20 January 1651
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     John Waite was baptized on 20 January 1651 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Anne (?)
John Waite is mentioned in the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.2
John Waite married Elizabeth (?) circa 1676 at England.
John Waite is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
John Waite married Elizabeth (?) circa 1684 at England.
John Waite was buried on 28 November 1728 at Penshurst, Kent, England.4

Family 1

Elizabeth (?) d. 1678
Marriage*
John Waite married Elizabeth (?) circa 1676 at England

Family 2

Elizabeth (?) d. 1727
Marriage*
John Waite married Elizabeth (?) circa 1684 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S169] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 30 Nov 1675, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 29 Mar 1681. (KHLC: DRa/PW3).
  3. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).
  4. [S237] Transcript of the Parish Register of Pensurst, Kent, England, 1558-1812 (KHLC: TR 1303/10).

William Mugridge

     William Mugridge married Anne Waite, daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?), on 13 February 1671 at Penshurst, Kent, England.
On 8 November 1683 William Mugridge and Anne Waite lived at Tonbridge, Kent, England, surname spelt "Mogeridg."1
William Mugridge is mentioned in the will of Richard Waite dated 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.1
There is a will for Mary Waite, spinster of Tonbridge, proven 7 Sep 1791 in which one of the beneficiaries is Sarah, wife of John Mugridge, tallow chandler of Tonbridge Town. A Thomas Mugridge, tallow chandler, and a kinsman, Samuel Waite, are also mentioned as beneficiaries. This is likely connected to this branch of the family.
Note: John Mugridge married Sarah Simmons on 19 May 1772 at Tonbridge.2,3

Family

Anne Waite b. 15 May 1642
Marriage*
William Mugridge married Anne Waite, daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?), on 13 February 1671 at Penshurst, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S170] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 8 Nov 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 4 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).
  2. [S396] Will of Mary Waite of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 10 Aug 1789, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 Sep 1791. (TNA: PROB 11/1209/188).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5VZ-7XN : accessed 22 April 2015), Jn Mugridge and Sar Simmons, 19 May 1772; citing Tonbridge,Kent,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0845142 IT 2."

John Waghorn alias Twyte

     John Waghorn alias Twyte married Elizabeth Waite, daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?), on 8 September 1674 at Leigh, Kent, England, "John Waghorn of Itam married Elizabeth Waite of this pish by license from ye court."1
John Waghorn was from the parish Ightham (which is actually pronounced Itam!)1

Family

Elizabeth Waite b. 6 Jul 1645
Marriage*
John Waghorn alias Twyte married Elizabeth Waite, daughter of Edward Waite and Anne (?), on 8 September 1674 at Leigh, Kent, England, "John Waghorn of Itam married Elizabeth Waite of this pish by license from ye court."1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Elizabeth Carpenter

d. 1672
     Elizabeth Carpenter married William Waite, son of Edward Waite and Anne (?), on 23 April 1672 at Leigh, Kent, England.1
As of 23 April 1672, her married name was Waite.
Elizabeth Carpenter died in 1672 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Elizabeth Carpenter was buried on 22 August 1672 at Leigh, Kent, England, "wife of William Wayet."1

Family

William Waite b. 9 Sep 1649, d. 1738
Marriage*
Elizabeth Carpenter married William Waite, son of Edward Waite and Anne (?), on 23 April 1672 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Elizabeth (?)

d. 1714
     Elizabeth (?) married Edward Waite, son of Edward Waite and Anne (?), circa 1679.
As of circa 1679, her married name was Waite.
Elizabeth (?) died in 1714 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Elizabeth (?) was buried on 1 September 1714 at Leigh, Kent, England, "wife of Ed. Waite."1

Family

Edward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
Marriage*
Elizabeth (?) married Edward Waite, son of Edward Waite and Anne (?), circa 1679. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Edward Waite

b. 24 May 1680, d. 1698
FatherEdward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1714
     Edward Waite was baptized on 24 May 1680 at Leigh, Kent, England, "son of Edward Wayt junior."1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?)
Edward Waite died in 1698 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Edward Waite was buried on 27 February 1698 at Leigh, Kent, England, "his father is a farmer named Edward Wait."1

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Richard Waite

b. 11 February 1683, d. 1690
FatherEdward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1714
     Richard Waite was baptized on 11 February 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?)
Richard Waite died in 1690 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Richard Waite was buried on 10 May 1690 at Leigh, Kent, England.1

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Mary Waite

b. 4 September 1685
FatherEdward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1714
     Mary Waite was baptized on 4 September 1685 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).

Thomas Waite

b. 27 December 1688, d. 1776
FatherEdward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1714
     Thomas Waite was baptized on 27 December 1688 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?)
Thomas Waite married Ann (?) circa 1723.
Thomas Waite married Mercy Hayward, daughter of Thomas Hayward and Sarah (?), on 3 January 1732/33 at East Barming, Kent, England, Thomas a yeoman of Leigh.2
In 1750 Thomas Waite was the tenant farmer of the farm called Clarks (now Home Farm).3
Thomas Waite left a will made on 25 August 1775 at Leigh, Kent, England.4
Will of Thomas Waite, [copy of] will dated 25th August 1775     (TRANSCRIPTION)
In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Waite of Leigh next Tonbridge in the County of Kent Yeoman being aged and infirm but of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be almighty God for the same do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I resign my soul into the hands of almighty God that
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gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and as to the Temporal Estate which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I give devise and dispose thereof as followeth and first I will order and direct that all my Just Debts Legacies Funeral Expences and the probate of this my Will shall be first paid and discharged also I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Waite all my Household Goods and Furniture and all my live stock Cattle Chattels Implements and Personal Effects whatsoever Situate and being on my said Farm in Leigh aforesaid together with the Possession of the said Farm Also I give and bequeath unto my two Daughters Mary Bennet and Ann Cole the sum of thirty pounds a piece of lawful Money of Great Britain Also I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Seale the sum of five pounds of like Money and I will the said Legacies shall be paid to them respectively at the end of three months next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Edward Waite son of my said son Edward Waite the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid him by my Executor at his age of twenty one years also I give and devise unto my son Thomas Waite all my Farms Lands and Hereditaments and all my Tythes and Tenths of Corn Grain Hay and other Tythes and Tenths whatsoever situate lying, being, growing and arising within the said parish of Leigh and all other my Lands Hereditaments and Premises where ever they are situate arising and being to hold unto my said Thomas Waite his Heirs and Assigns for ever subject to the payment of the said Legacies given unto my said Daughters and Grandson as aforesaid Also/ After my said Will is so far complyed with what then remains of my Estate as well real as personal that I shall dye possessed of or Interested in I give and bequeath the same unto my said son ThomasWaite his Heirs and assigns and I Nominate Constitute and Appoint my said Son Thomas Waite to be full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills and Bequests by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Waite the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of August in the fifteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Third and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five. The mark of X Thomas Waite signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last
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Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto in the presence of each other
Philip Jones William Feldwick T[homas] Horton

This Will was proved at London the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six before the Worshipful Denham Skeet Doctor of Laws surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted by the Oath of Thomas Waite the son of the deceased and sole Executor named in this said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer Exd
(Transcribed by Margaret Gaffney for Geoffrey Barber, 30 April 2015.)

Thomas Waite died in 1776 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Thomas Waite was buried on 23 January 1776 at Leigh, Kent, England.1,4
His estate was probated on 5 March 1776 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.4

Family 1

Ann (?) d. 1730
Marriage*
Thomas Waite married Ann (?) circa 1723. 
Children

Family 2

Mercy Hayward b. 8 Jul 1712, d. 1759
Marriage*
Thomas Waite married Mercy Hayward, daughter of Thomas Hayward and Sarah (?), on 3 January 1732/33 at East Barming, Kent, England, Thomas a yeoman of Leigh.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S151] Index to West Kent Marriages, KFHS CD-ROM36, 1538-1812, compiled by Sydney Smith, 59 Friar Road, Orpington Kent BR5 2BW, England.
  3. [S163] Lawrence Biddle, "Leigh in Kent 1550 to 1900", Lawrence Biddle, First Edition (1991) "p26."
  4. [S344] Will of Thomas Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, made 25 Aug 1775, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 5 Mar 1776. (TNA: PROB 11/1018/77).

Samuel Waite

b. 18 December 1690, d. 11 April 1758
FatherEdward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1714
     Samuel Waite was baptized on 18 December 1690 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?)
Samuel Waite married Margaret Russell on 26 January 1724 at Leigh, Kent, England, Samuel is "of Penshurst" and Margaret is "of Leigh". They married by licence.1
They lived in Penshurst between 1724 and 1733 as their children were baptised there during that time. It appears that between 1734 and 1741 that Samuel and Margaret lived elsewhere and then returned to Penshurst. A search of surrounding parishes might well turn them up during that period.
It appears that during the period 1734 to 1741 that Samuel and Margaret lived elsewhere and then returned to Penshurst. A search of surrounding parishes might well turn them up during that period.
On a Datchurst manorial court record dated 7 Oct 1747, the death of Elizabeth Wheatly is noted. Her substantial estate was inherited by Margaret wife of Samuel Wait, Thomas Morley and [blank, but later records show it to be George Hall] still an infant. The properties included a house and lands called Wesbler and Hares and one hundred acres of land in Tunbridge and Leigh, and a barn and 14 acres of land called Kipps Land near Stocks Green, a farm called Dulhams, and a tenement called the Half Moon.2
Samuel Waite died on 11 April 1758 at Leigh, Kent, England, at age 67. Date of death on headstone.
Samuel Waite was buried on 11 April 1758 at Leigh, Kent, England.1
Note that there are no Samuel Waite burials in Penshurst (1558 to 1812).3
The death of Samuel the Elder is confirmed in the manorial court record of 19 Oct 1758. It is also noted that the Half Moon has been alienated to Thomas Webb.
A later entry on that same date mentions Thomas Waite and George Hall alienating another property, indicating that Thomas was the eldest surviving son (his brother Samuel had died in 1756).2
A gravestone inscription for Samuel Waite was recorded as "Samuel WAITE, died April 11, 1758, aged 69 years.4"

Family

Margaret Russell
Marriage*
Samuel Waite married Margaret Russell on 26 January 1724 at Leigh, Kent, England, Samuel is "of Penshurst" and Margaret is "of Leigh". They married by licence.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).
  2. [S410] Court books of the manor of Datchurst, Lamport, Martin Abbey and Nizells, in Kent, England, 1718-1884 (KHLC: U55 M378).
  3. [S237] Transcript of the Parish Register of Pensurst, Kent, England, 1558-1812 (KHLC: TR 1303/10).
  4. [S246] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Parish of Leigh, Kent, England, 1702-1962, compiled by J. E. Frost, Society of Genealogists, London, 1969, "page 15."

Elizabeth Waite

b. 4 June 1693
FatherEdward Waite b. 11 Jan 1647, d. 1720
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1714
     Elizabeth Waite was baptized on 4 June 1693 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?)
Elizabeth Waite married Robert Rawlins circa 1715.
As of circa 1715, her married name was Rawlins.

Family

Robert Rawlins
Marriage*
Elizabeth Waite married Robert Rawlins circa 1715. 

Citations

  1. [S165] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (KHLC: TR 2322/41).