Tuesday, October 25, 2011

JOHN GREGORY 1548-1637

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), son of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daugther of Mary Gregory (Bouton), dauther of Jachin Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of Phebe Gregory (Benedict), daughter of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory.]

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John Gregory, son of Thomas and Dorothy, married Alice, who may have been a Baylye [She has also been conjectured to be Alicia Alton, daughter of John Alton, born in Sulney]. He is called "of Broughton Sulney," more likely in his day to mean the manor than the township. I believe they were the John and Alice Gregory who, August 9, 1588 in Trafford, Lancs., signed papers transferring for £40, to Ralph Sorrocolde their interest in the same Tyldesley (Highhurst?) and Worsley lands and houses that John jr., Gilbert and Richard Gregory had conveyed a year and a day earlier. This delay perhaps was due to the distance between our John's Over Broughton home and Trafford. To make Sorrocolde's title good this couple had to sign, as John was a "remainder man," meaning that after the deaths of his three cousins and their direct heirs he would have succeeded to these entailed lands. It was Sir Edmund, or his ancestor, who had bought the Urmston lands on which Thomas and John Gregory were tenants. The registers of St. Luke's church, Upper Broughton, go back only to 1571. The rector examined them (in 1923) for this book. He reported finding no reference to Thomas or Henry, and just one to John, as follows: "Wynefret Gregorie, daughter to John Gregorie, was buried December 20, Anno Dom. 1614."

Children:
1. William (alderman of Nottingham -- died 8/23/1650, married to Anne Jackson, 2 sons) -- see paragraph on him above -- (will mentioning brother Henry in America)
2. Michael (glover of Nottingham -- died 7/29/1637, married 2/4/1603 to Margery Marshall, 8 children)
3. John (1 son)
4. Edward (married 11/8/1621 Elizabeth Newman, no children)
5. Henry (born 1590, died 6/14/1655, married Abigail, 9 children)
6. Elizabeth (born 1591, died 7/12/1612, married 9/16/1611 to Michael Smaley, 2 twin daughters)
7. Winifred (born 1590s, died 1614)

Gregory Tree from "The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire"George Gregory, grandnephew of Henry and grandson of William, prepared an elaborate chart of his ancestry, presumably to submit to the heralds at their Notts. visitation of 1662. In 1675, bringing it up to date, he evidently gave a copy of it to Dr. Robert Thoroton, who, two years later, printed it in his The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire, extracted out of records, leiger books, other manuscripts and authentic authorities. ... In the rear of his book are hundreds of Nott. arms. One is the Highhurst lions, belonging to "Will. Gregory, Alderman of Nott." In the old Town Hall of Nottingham, torn down a few years ago, were the arms of a number of town benefactors. The sixth shield contained the Gregory of Highhurst and Urmston arms, impaled with those of Alton and Kyme. These were the bearings of John Gregory, father of George and son of Alderman William
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THOMAS GREGORY 1520-1599

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Thomas Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Thomas Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), son of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Thomas Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daugther of Mary Gregory (Bouton), dauther of Jachin Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Thomas Gregory.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of Phebe Gregory (Benedict), daughter of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Thomas Gregory.]

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Thomas Gregory, son of Hugh and Mary, lived in and perhaps had migrated to the town of Over Broughton, earlier called Broughton Sulney, but now Upper Broughton in Nottinghamshire. An overlordship of both Broughton Sulney manor and Lancs. lands by the Honors of Puttney and Tutbury hints at a reason for Thomas moving so far from his ancestral home. His wife was Dorothy Beeston. Beeston families were in both Lancs. and Notts. J. T. Godfrey, historian of Lenton, calls Thomas and John, his son, yeomen (Landowning farmers), but I failed to find them mentioned as freeholders or tax payers in Over Broughton. It seems likely that father and son were tenants of the Broughton Sulney Manor, which still retains that name. Law's Hist. of the Hundred of Broxton, 1871, calls Thomas "a small farmer and grazier of Broughton Sulney." William Partyngton in 1546-7 bought Urmston lands from the John Gregorys, sr. and jr. When John Partyngton in 1559 sold Urmston lands to Edmund Trafford, of Trafford, his tenants included Thomas and John Gregory and another Thomas Gregory of Hillam, Urmston. A Thomas Gregory in 1543 had a small freehold in Urmston. Perhaps one of these Thomases was Hugh's son.


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GEORGE BEESTON 1501-1601

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), son of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daugther of Mary Gregory (Bouton), dauther of Jachin Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of Phebe Gregory (Benedict), daughter of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston.]

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Beeston Manor as it is today after being restored. It had a moat, and was almost destroyed in the Civil War, being fired on by the soldiers of Prince Rupert. On 19 March 1645 the Prince dined with the lady of the house, and after dinner, told her he was sorry to make so bad a return to her hospitality and advised her to secure her valuables, as he had to order the house to be burned that night to prevent it being garrisoned by the enemy.

Beeston Castle as viewed from the south
1727 Beeston Castle, Cheshire, England

Beeston Castle as engraved in 1727 by the Buck Brothers.

The medieval ruins of Beeston Castle stand on a rocky summit 500 feet above the Cheshire plain, offering stunning views from the Pennines in the east to the mountains of Wales in the west. The fortification dates from 1225 when it was built by Ranulf, the sixth Earl of Chester, and contains one of the deepest castle wells in the country. The castle was seized by King Henry III in 1237 and used by him and later his son, King Edward I, as a base for their campaigns against the Welsh. The castle was finally destroyed at the end of the Civil War.




Spanish Armada


GEORGE BEESTON DID NOT LIVE HERE VERY MUCH. HIS TRAVELS AND BATTLES TOOK HIM FAR AND WIDE. SIR KNIGHT GEORGE BEESON SUNK THE SPANISH ARMADA AFTER DAYS OF BATLLE IN HIS THEN 80S.

Beeston Castle in Cheshire, England
Beeston Memorial
Close Up of Sir George Beeston





Beeston Castle


Artist: George Barrett Senior (1732 - 1784) Grosvenor Museum 1770 The Ruins of Beeston Castle. The artist came to England from Ireland in 1762, and was patronised by the aristocracy, notably the Dukes of Portland and Buccleuch. This picture was painted for Sir Peter Leicester of Tabley Hall, Northwich.







Sir Knight George Beeston
1502-1601, England


SIR KNIGHT GEORGE BEESTON (And others)


It may come somewhat a surprise to learn that a Bunbury, Cheshire man was one of the foremost English sailors who fought with Drake, Frobisher and Hawkins against the Spanish Armada. His name was George Beeston, lord of the manor of Beeston, a descendent of Henry de Hunbury who took the name Beeston from the place of his residence. For his part in the battle against the Armada George Beeston was knighted on board the Ark, at sea, by the Lord High Admiral, Lord Howard of Effingham together with Frobisher, Hawkins and others. The defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 has been described as one of the most decisive battles in the world. It was a running battle lasting some nine days and marked the start of the downfall of Spain and the ascendancy of England as a great maritime power. Even though the Armada story is remarkable, even more remarkable is that Sir George Beeston was reputed to be 89 years old at that time.


George Beeston was also a soldier and his active career is told largely on his memorial tomb situated on the north side of the sanctuary in Bunbury Church. A translation of the Latin epitaph is given by Rylands and Beazley in The Monuments of Bunbury Church, (1918), as follows:


"Here lies buried George Beeston, knight, a promoter of valour and truth; having been brought up from his youth in the arts of war [he was) chosen one of his company of pensioners by the invincible King Henry the Eighth, when he besieged Boulogne [1544]; he merited [the same] under Edward the Sixth in the battle against the Scots at Musselburgh [1547]. Afterwards under the same King, under Mary, and under Elizabeth, in the naval engagements as captain or vice-captain of the fleet, by whom, after that most mighty Spanish fleet of 1588, had been vanquished, he was honoured with the order of knighthood; and now, his years pressing heavily on him, when he had admirably approved his integrity to princes, and his bravery to his adversaries, acceptable to God, and dear to good men, and long expecting Christ, in the year 1601 and in the [refer below] of his age, he fell asleep in Him, so that he may rise again in Him with joy.

And together with him rests a most beloved wife, Alice, daughter of [Thomas] Davenport of Henbury, esquire, a matron most holy, chaste, and liberal to the poor, who, when she had lived in matrimony 66 years, and had borne to her husband three sons, John, Hugh, and Hugh, and as many daughters, Ann, Jane, and Dorothy, passed into the heavenly country in the year 1591 and in the [refer below] year of her age, with Christ for ever to live.


The dutifulness of their son Hugh Beeston, esquire, the younger, Receiver General of all the revenues of the Crown as well as in the county palatine of Chester as in the counties of North Wales, set up this monument to parents most excellent and beloved."


Under the semi-circular tomb arch and above Sir George Beeston's effigy in armour a further inscription, when translated, reads:


"Hugh Beeston, knight, son of George Beeston, knight, mindful of mortality, and in certain hope of rising again in Christ, placed this monument to his parents, himself, and George Beeston an only son, of the same knightly order, a youth, alas! snatched away by a too early death. Hugh, the father, died in the year of our salvation, 1627, but George, the son, 1611."


Sir George Beeston's tomb shows a representation of a Tudor ship that has many similarities to the Mary Rose of Henry VIII's reign, a vessel raised from the seabed within the last few years. A little is known about Sir George Beeston's ship, the Dreadnought, which was built in 1573. Her displacement was 400 tons, she carried 41 guns and her crew consisted of 130 mariners, 50 soldiers and 20 gunners.


Tantalizingly there are spaces on the epitaph for the ages of Sir George and Lady Alice which have been "filled‑in" by eminent historians without quoting their information sources. There is some confusion, therefore, about Sir George Beeston's actual age when he was buried, at Bunbury, on 13 October 1601. Thomas Dingley, a visiting antiquary about 1684, attributed ages of 99 and 86 to Sir George and Lady Alice respectively on the dates of their burials. George Ormerod in The History of Cheshire states unequivocally, their ages as 102 and 86 respectively, and these ages have been quoted, almost without exception, ever since. Consequently, it must be concluded that George Ormerod, Cheshire's must eminent historian, did not examine Sir George Beeston's tomb.


A more recent author, however, J. C. Henderson, writing in 1981, on the History of Parliament, states that George Beeston was a pensioner between 1547 to at least 1589, Ranger of Delamere Forest in 1562, M.P. for Cheshire in 1589, and according to his father's inquisition post mortem he was 22 in 1542, thus implying Sir George was born c.1520. Clearly Henderson's dates are not incompatible with the career facts stated on the epitaph, but there is some difficulty reconciling Sir George's first marriage to Alice Davenport of Henbury. As stated unambiguously on their epitaph Sir George and Lady Alice Beeston had been married for 66 years in 1591.


Accordingly, if Henderson is to believed, it would mean that Sir George was married in 1525 when he was about 5 years old. If the age of Lady Alice, quoted by both Dingley and Ormerod, is correct, then Alice Davenport was 19 years old on her wedding day and would have resulted in a most unlikely "child plus adult marriage" - not impossible but improbable. If, however, both Dingley and Ormerod were altogether incorrect about their ages and a "child plus child" marriage took place then Henderson's contention gains some support by the birth of Sir George's second son, Hugh Beeston, reputedly born c.1545 when Lady Alice could have been in her twenties, rather than in her forties as implied by both Dingley and Ormerod. In the sixteenth‑century child‑marriages were not that uncommon and were performed for political and acquisitive reasons, and also because of short life-expectancies. Such an event took place in Bunbury on 25 June 1552, when John Dutton, aged 12 years or thereabouts, was child-married to Eleanor Calveley, daughter of Sir Hugh Calveley - "since which marriage, we two have for the much part cohabited together and used and taken each other as man and wife."


The mystery of Sir George Beeston's age must, therefore, remain a mystery.


As we learn from the larger monumental inscription Sir George had three sons and three daughters by his wife Alice. Lady Alice Beeston was the daughter of Thomas Davenport of Henbury, Esq., and married George Beeston in 1525. She died aged 86, and was buried in Bunbury on 9th April 1591. Lady Alice, therefore, enjoyed her title for about three years. Sir George married a second time to Margaret?, daughter of George Ireland from the Hutte of county Lancaster. [On the present-day Ford site, Halewood.] A third marriage was to Mary, daughter of James Chittwood (Chetwode) of Walcherton, the widow of ? Dorrington of Stafford.


Sir George Beeston did not reside at Beeston Castle which belonged to the Crown, but at the ancestral home of Beeston Hall. Little, if any, of the Beeston Hall known to Sir George now survives. It was moated, and was almost destroyed in the Civil War, being fired on by the soldiers of Prince Rupert. On 19 March 1645 the Prince dined with the lady of the house, and after dinner, told her he was sorry to make so bad a return to her hospitality and advised her to secure her valuables, as he had to order the house to be burned that night to prevent it being garrisoned by the enemy.

John Elsworth

Churchwarden

Dated 23 May 2000

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Spanish Armada: List of the English fleet
The English Navy comprised:Ark (flag ship of Lord Charles Howard of Effingham); Elizabeth Bonaventure; Rainbow (Lord Henry Seymour); Golden Lion (Thomas Howard); White Bear (Alexander Gibson); Vanguard (William Winter); Revenge (Francis Drake); Elizabeth (Robert Southwell); Victory (Rear Admiral Sir John Hawkins); Antelope (Henry Palmer); Triumph (Martin Frobisher); Dreadnought (George Beeston); Mary Rose (Edward Fenton); Nonpareil (Thomas Fenner); Hope (Robert Crosse); Galley Bonavolia; Swiftsure (Edward Fenner); Swallow (Richard Hawkins); Foresight; Aid; Bull ;Tiger
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George married Alice Davenport, daughter of Thomas Davenport and Elizabeth Fitton, in
1525. (Alice Davenport was born in 1505, died in 1591 and was buried in Bunbury, Cheshire.)
Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England, perched on a rocky
sandstone crag 350 feet (110 m)[1] above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, (1170–1232), on his return from the Crusades. In 1237,
Henry III took over the ownership of Beeston, and it was kept in good repair until the 16th
century, when it was considered to be of no further military use, although it was pressed into
service again in 1643, during the English Civil War. The castle was slighted (partly demolished)
in 1646, in accordance with Cromwell's destruction order, to prevent its further use as a
stronghold. During the 18th century the site was used as a quarry.



It is rumored that treasure belonging to Richard II lies undiscovered in the castle grounds, but the many searches that have been carried out have failed to find any trace of it. The castle, now in ruins, is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, owned by English
Heritage.

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JOHN BEESTON 1478-1543

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston, son of John Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston, son of John Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), son of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston, son of John Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daugther of Mary Gregory (Bouton), dauther of Jachin Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston, son of John Beeston.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, daughter of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of John Benedict, son of Phebe Gregory (Benedict), daughter of John Gregory, son of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston, son of John Beeston.]

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Friday, October 21, 2011

JOHN HAMMOND 1510-1550

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of William Elmer, son of John Elmer, son of Mary Kibbe (Elmer), daughter of Daniel Kibbe, son of Hannah Kelsey (Kibbe), daughter of Stephen Kelsey, son of William Kelsey, son of Elizabeth Hammond (Kelsey), daughter of Thomas Hammond, son of John Hammond.]

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John Hammond
1910, Page 2189
From “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts” (1910), Volume IV, by Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams, page 2189:

"John Hammond lived in Melford, England, and there is little doubt that he was John Hammond, the fuller and cloth manufacturer who is mentioned in the Melford records, and who was named as executor in the will of John Hammond the elder, of Melford, dated August 4, 1517, proved April 22, 1528. He may have been the son of this John, although he is not mentioned as a son in the will. John the elder was of the Lawshall family of Hammonds who trace their ancestry back to the year 1400. In any event he was undoubtedly a near relative and without doubt a descendant of the John Hammond of Lawshall whose will was proved December 19, 1440, and who was born before 1400."

Extract from “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts”, Volume IV, by Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams
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Will
The following abstract of John's will was furnished by Major Henry C. Malden, a brother-in-law of Reverend Canon Thomas Scott, Rector of Lavenham, in 1897, and is dated December 22, 1550:"I John Hamond, of Lavenham, Clothier, &c."I give and bequeathe to Agnes my weif œ30.I give and bequeathe to Wilm Hamond my son œ5, to be paide hym at the age of 21 yeres.I give and bequeathe to Elizabeth, Margaret and Johane, my daughters, to every one of them œ6. 8s 4d, to be paide them at the age of 21 yeres.I give and bequeathe to Thomas Hamond, my son my house in Melford, late John Hamonde my ffathers, holdyn by coype of Courte Rolle now of my Lady Mary's grace, to enter at the age of 21 yeres.I give and bequeathe to my said sonne Thomas œ4I appoint my wyfe Agnes and my sonne Willm executors of this my last Will.
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JOHN MERVYN OR MARVIN 1480-1533

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daughter of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn.]

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John Mervyn
http://www.gdcooke.org/SS/default.aspx/page/org2-o/p3819.htm

John was of age in 1503, and was co-executor of his father's will. He was a man of very considerable wealth, owning lands and tenements in the parishes of Ramsey, Great Oakley [Myche or Much Ockley] and Little Oakley. The names of some of his lands were Janecoxe, Waxe, Bennettes, Rolfes, Nether lands, Gesses, Brandons, and Milkes. He also had interests in the town of Harwich, which he left to his brother Thomas, a resident of that town. John made a will 16 September 1533 and it was provated 17 December 1533. He was buried with his father.
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THOMAS MERVYN OR MARVIN 1454-1503

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn, son of Thomas Mervyn.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn, son of Thomas Mervyn.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daughter of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn, son of Thomas Mervyn.]

[Also found on Miller-Aanderson.blogpot.com]


The Will of THOMAS MERVEYN

The Nuncupative Will of THOMAS MERVEYN of Ramsey, county Essex, dated 23 August 1503. He bequeathed to his wife one half of his household stuff and all the stuff she brought with her on their marriage; also his lands at the Churchgate of Ramsey, to her and her heirs forever. To his son Thomas, his houses in Herwych [Harwich, co. Essex], to him and his heirs forever. To his son Robert, a trunk. To his four daughters, £10. To John Flecher, his part of the quay in Herwych, he paying the testator's executors 40s. Executors: His wife Christian Merveyn, his son John Merveyn, and Thomas Gray. To his son John, his house at Bridge with all the lands thereunto belonging and [lands at] Kent in the Soken, to him and his heirs forever. Witnesses to this nuncupative Will: John Cuko; John Rande; Water Hunt; Reynold Edgar, bailly of Herwych; George Hasketh; Thomas Doye; Lawrence Yong; William Pyerce; Emme White; John Perdryche. Proved, 11 April 1504, by John Wro, proctor to the executors (P.C.C., 5 Holgrave).[Bob Dean.GED]
found on ancestry.com

Thomas Mervyn
http://www.gdcooke.org/SS/default.aspx/page/org2-o/p3827.htm
Thomas was a man of considerable substance. He bequeathed property at Ramsey, at Harwich, and elsewhere in the neighborhood. He may have married more than once, and it is not possible to judge from the terms of his will whether his wife Christian _____ was the mother of his children, or not.His wife survived him, and was co-executrix of his will. The date of his will is 23 August 1503 and it was probated 11 April 1504. He was buried in the Church of St. Michael the Archangel at Ramsey.
found on ancestry.com

ROGER MARVIN 1430-1475

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of Hannah Benedict (Carter), daughter of Thomas Benedict, son of Rachel Smith (Benedict), daughter of Rachel Marvin (Smith), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn, son of Thomas Mervyn, son of Roger Marvin.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of John Carter, son of Hannah St. John (Carter), daughter of Rachell Bouton (St. John), daughter of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn, son of Thomas Mervyn, son of Roger Marvin.]

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of John Benedict, son of Daniel Benedict, son of Dinah Bouton (Benedict), daughter of Joseph Bouton, son of Abigail Marvin (Bouton), daughter of Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin, son of Reinhold Marvin, son of John Mervyn, son of Thomas Mervyn, son of Roger Marvin.]

[Also found on Miller-Aanderson.blogpot.com]

St. Stephen, Ipswich, Suffolk, England - Roger's christening took place here in 1430.



Roger Marvin 1430-1475
1475, Ipswich, county of Suffolk, England
Roger Merwyn, who was born as early as 1430 and left a wife Matilda. His will, written in Latin, is recorded at Ipswich, county of Suffolk. He directed that his body should be buried there in the parish church at St. Stephen's, which is one of the oldest churches in Ipswich, and is mentioned in "Domesday Book." Much interesting matter may be found in the "Marvin English Ancestry,'' published in 1900 by William I. R. Manvin.
found on ancestry.com

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MARY CAMP (CURTIS) 1560-1594

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Mark Anthony Child, son of Increase Child, son of Mary Lyon (Child), daughter of Joseph Lyon, son of Joseph Lyon, son of Sarah Ruggles (Lyon), daughter of Mary Curtis (Ruggles), daughter of Thomas Curtis.]





Entrance-Lych Gate - Cemetery Photo



Birth: December 1, 1560, Harwich, England
Death: November 24, 1594, Harwich, England
Burial: All Saints Churchyard, Nazeing, Essex, England
Find A Grave Memorial# 36262583

found on findagrave.com

Thursday, October 6, 2011

JO ANN STAGGE (MILLER)



Mt Diablo Chorus To Stage Concert



(JoAnn is farthest left on back row)


MT. DIABLO HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE REHEARSES FOR SPRING CONCERT UNDER EYES OF DIRECTOR
The 19 member group was given a 'superior' rating at recent Northern California Music Educators' festival.

CONCORD, May 25 - The vocal ensemble of Mt. Diablo High School will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium.
The group, directed by George Prall, won a 'superior' rating at the Northern California Music Educators' festival.

The ensemble includes: Sopranos — Margee Manners, Fred Woitt, Georganne Zaro, Rita Preszler, Joann Stagge, Beth Wygal; altos — Betsy Edinborgh, Maurial Kerr, Fern Kostik, Kathy McGregor, Michele Waymire: tenors—Glen England, Harold Sundquist, Bob Tate; basses-Jens Beiderwiden, Tom Brown, Jim Kessler, Joe Randall; accompanist—Don Reid
Oakland Tribune, May 25, 1961