Mary Potter

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  1. 1.  Mary Potter was born ~ 1640, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America (daughter of William Potter, The Immigrant and Frances Childe).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Potter, The Immigrant was born 9 Jan 1607, Moreton Hampstead, Devonshire, England (son of John Potter and Hannah Mead); died 6 Jun 1662, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Quaker
    • Immigration: 0___ 1635

    Notes:

    The following was found at the website of "America's First Families" and was submitted by Joyce Lee Wiggins Kaufman of Dallas, Texas, 13th grt-granddaughter of William Potter.

    WILLIAM POTTER
    NEW HAVEN COLONY, CONNECTICUT
    (1608/09-1662)

    William POTTER arrived at Boston aboard the "Abigail" from London in July of 1635. Traveling with William were his wife, Frances CHILDS?, and his 20 week old son Joseph.

    William's Mother (Hannah POTTER BEECHER), step-father (John BEECHER), and brother (John POTTER) followed William to America two years later. They were part of the company that arrived aboard the "Hector" that included the very prominent Puritans Rev. John DAVENPORT and Theophilus EATON.

    The party had intended to settle within the Massachusetts Colony, but upon their arrival, decided to found a new colony elsewhere because of what they perceived to be a tainted religious climate in Boston. The families madearrangements for temporary housing in Boston while a site was being
    selected.The BEECHERS and John POTTER probably moved in with William and his family during this period.

    Shortly before the arrival of the "Hector", an army from the Massachusetts Colony had raided and slaughtered the Pequot Indians at their village of Quinnipiac on Long Island. The returning soldiers told stories of an abundant land and a favorable harbor. Hearing the glowing reports, Rev. DAVENPORT dispatched Rev. EATON with a party to explore the area.

    The party included John BEECHER, William's step-father. They arrived in the Quinnipiac area in early autumn and found it quite suitable for the establishment of acolony. Fearing the approach of winter, however, EATON thought it prudent todelay attempting the establishment until the following spring. He decided to leave seven men to winter at Quinnipiac, further explore the area, and to prepare for the arrival of the main colony.

    John BEECHER was one of the seven men left behind. He died sometime during that winter and was buried in an unmarked grave. The colony that became established the following spring was New Haven Colony. John BEECHER'S remains were discovered some years later while digging a cellar.

    William POTTER, his family, Hannah (his mother), John POTTER, and Isaac BEECHER (John BEECHER'S son) all removed from Boston to New Haven. They may have went with the original settlers in that spring of 1638 but that cannot be established.

    They were definitely there by 1639, however, because both William and John POTTER signed the New Haven Agreement in a general town meeting that year.

    Early New Haven records indicate that William's life was a 'good news - bad news' scenario. On the one hand his seating assignments in the church indicate that he progressed in the standing. On the other hand he was frequently fined for offenses ranging from absence at military training,
    improper care of arms, to failure to submit a timely inventory for taxation.

    In 1659 Hannah POTTER BEECHER died and appointed William executor of her will. She left 2/3 of her estate to William and 1/3 to Isaac BEECHER. She requested that William 'be as a father to his younger brother and his children.'

    William died between May, 1662, and March following , in New Haven. His estate was valued at over 190 English pounds, as shown by the inventory taken August 2, 1662. The family home was on the west side of Quinipiac River near the present Cedar Hill station.

    The descendants of this early American include the names of many who have distinguished themselves as scholars, as ministers and in other professions. We omit any reference to incidents in connection with the close of his life for the reason that he appears to have been the victim
    of a mental disorder rather than an enemy of society.

    The Children of William POTTER and Frances CHILDS? were.

    1. JOSEPH, b. Nov. 1635, m. Phebe IVES
    2. THOMAS, b. ca. 1637
    3. HANNAH,?

    Change Date: 8 Feb 2011 at 11:43:02

    Father: John POTTER b: 1579 in England
    Mother: Hannah "the widow" Hawes POTTER-BEECHER b: 1584 in Spaldhurst, Ken, England

    Marriage 1 Frances CHILDRESS\CHILD b: 1609 in England
    Married: 14 Apr 1630 in Fairfield, CT

    Children

    Has No Children Joseph POTTER b: Nov 1635 in New Haven, New Haven, CT
    Has No Children Thomas POTTER b: ABT 1637 in New Haven CT
    Has Children Sarah POTTER b: 1639 in New Haven, New Haven, CT
    Has No Children Mary POTTER b: ABT 1640 in New Haven, CT
    Has Children Hope POTTER b: 3 Oct 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT c: 3 Nov 1641 in New Haven, New Haven, CN
    Has No Children Rebecca POTTER b: Jan 1642/1643 in New Haven, New Haven, CT
    Has No Children Nathaniel POTTER b: 22 Dec 1644 in New Haven, New Haven, CN

    end of biography

    William Potter, along with his brother, was one of the first settlers of New Haven. They signed the New Haven Agreement in 1639.

    William was an up and down person. He was a church member in good standing, but was often fined for minor offences.

    Eventually, he was hanged for 'ye sin of bestiality with sundrie creatures."

    *

    William Potter came to Massachusetts as an adult with his mother Hannah, his wife Frances , and his son Joseph aboard the "Abigail" in1635.

    end comment

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire.

    Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire. Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord". The movement in its early days faced strong opposition and persecution, but it continued to expand across the British Isles and then in the Americas and Africa.

    The Society of Friends, while always small in membership, has been influential in the history of reform. The state of Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn in 1682, as a safe place for Quakers to live and practice their faith. Quakers have been a significant part of the movements for the abolition of slavery, to promote equal rights for women, and peace. They have also promoted education and the humane treatment of prisoners and the mentally ill, through the founding or reforming of various institutions. Quaker entrepreneurs played a central role in forging the Industrial Revolution, especially in England and Pennsylvania.

    During the 19th century Friends in the United States suffered a number of separations which resulted in the formation of different branches of the Society of Friends. The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) estimated in 2012 there were 377,055 adult Quakers.

    Read more ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Abigail"

    Died:
    "...he was hanged for 'ye sin of bestiality with sundrie creatures."

    William married Frances Childe 10 Aug 1636, New Haven, Connecticut. Frances (daughter of Thomas Robert Childe and Jane LNU) was born 0___ 1609, Lydd, Kent, England; died 19 Mar 1661, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Frances Childe was born 0___ 1609, Lydd, Kent, England (daughter of Thomas Robert Childe and Jane LNU); died 19 Mar 1661, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Frances Childress

    Children:
    1. Joseph Potter was born 0Nov 1635, (Moreton Hampstead, Devonshire, England).
    2. Thomas Potter was born 0___ 1637, New Haven, Connecticut; died 10 Feb 1704, Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey; was buried 24 Feb 1704, Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
    3. Hannah Potter was born (New Haven, Connecticut).
    4. Sarah Potter was born 0___ 1639, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.
    5. 1. Mary Potter was born ~ 1640, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.
    6. Hope Potter was born 3 Oct 1641, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.
    7. Rebecca Potter was born 0Jan 1642, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.
    8. Nathaniel Potter was born 0___ 1644, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Potter was born 0___ 1579, Speldhurst, Kent, England (son of John Potter and unnamed spouse); died 2 Oct 1623, (Speldhurst, Kent) England.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Quaker

    Notes:

    John Potter (b. 1579, d. October 02, 1623)
    John Potter (son of John Potter) was born 1579 in Spaldhurst, England, and died October 02, 1623 in Kent, England.He married Hannah Mead on 1607, daughter of John Mead and Cisley Love.
    More About John Potter and Hannah Mead:
    Marriage: 1607
    Children of John Potter and Hannah Mead are:
    +John Potter, b. 1607, Chesham, England, d. 1643, New Haven, CT.
    +William Potter, b. January 09, 1607/08, Moreton Hampstead, Devon, England, d. June 06, 1662, New Haven, CT.

    Birth:
    Profile for Speldhurst ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speldhurst

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire.

    Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    John married Hannah Mead 0___ 1607, (Speldhurst, Kent) England. Hannah (daughter of John Mead and Cisley Love) was born 0___ 1584, Speldhurst, Kent, England; died 5 Apr 1658, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hannah Mead was born 0___ 1584, Speldhurst, Kent, England (daughter of John Mead and Cisley Love); died 5 Apr 1658, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Quaker
    • Also Known As: Hannah Hawes Potter Beecher
    • Also Known As: Sister Potter, the midwife
    • Emigration: 0___ 1637
    • Probate: 5 Apr 1659, New Haven, Connecticut

    Notes:

    ?Facts and Events
    Name[1][2] Hannah Mead
    Alt Name Hannah Hawes Potter Beecher
    Gender Female
    Birth[3] 1584 Spaldhurst, Kent, England
    Marriage ABT 1595 Kent, England,
    to John Potter (add)
    Death[4] 5 APR 1659 New Haven, New Haven, New Haven, Conn.
    Burial[5] UNKNOWN New Haven, New Haven, Ct
    Other[6] 8VFX-R7
    Ancestral File Number

    The brothers John and William Potter were born in England in 1607 and 1608. Both signed the Plantation Covenant in New Haven, Connecticut on June 4, 1639, just nineteen years after the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts. John and William appeared in New Haven along with their mother, Hannah Potter Beecher (remarried). Her first husband, Potter, died in England. John married Elizabeth Wood in Chesham Co., Bucks, England on April 14, 1630. Together they had sons John Jr. (b. 1636) and Samuel, both of which were baptized in New Haven in 1641. John Sr. died as early as 1643 with an estate of 25 English pounds.


    Individual: From notes of Dlora Hall Dalton.

    DHD says: "Her [Hope Potter Robins] grandmother on her paternal line was the widow Hannah Potter-Beecher. William and his mother [Hannah] were some of the first settle r s in Connecticut." Shepard, James, "The New Haven (Conn.) Potters 1639. in "Genealogies of Connecticut Families, from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" Vol III Painter-Wyllys, selected by Gary Boyd Roberts,Genealogical Pub. Co., inc, Baltimore, 1983 p 150-154 "Hannah [Potter] Beecher was the mother of the New Haven Potters,who appeared early in New Haven as a widow with sons: i. John, ii.Williamand iii. Isaac Beecher, the ancestor of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.Her first husband, Potter, died in England, where she married a Mr.Beecher . "It is generally supposed that her husband was John Beecher, one of the seven whom Eaton sent to New Haven in advance of the colony and who died before the colony arrived. She has been considered to be the mother of Isaac Beecher, for she calls hem her son in her will and gave him one-third of her property ;but recent investigations, it is claimed, show conclusively that Isaac was only a step-son, the son of her second husband by a former wife. "There was in New Haven, says G.F. Tuttle, as early as 1641, a widow Hannah Potter, known as widow Potter the midwife. In 1643 she had two persons in the family, thirty pounds estate and twenty and one qurter acres of land.She is called 'Sister Potter the midwife,' in seating the meeting house in1646.She is supposed to have been akin to the other Potters, but there is no record to show it. She has often been confounded with the widow Hannah Beecher, but the records clearly show that they were two different persons.

    "The will of Hanna Beecher was proved April 5 1659, and is recorded in first part, vol i, p 80 of New Haven Probate Records, as follows:

    "I Hannah Beecher of New Haven, expecting my great change do make this my last will and testa m ent, I bequeath my soul unto the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ by whose meritt I hope to be saved and my body to be burried at the discretion of my Son William Potter my Executor. And for my worldly goods I give unto John Potter my Grand Child twenty shillings and to Hannah Blackly, my Grand child, wife to Samuel Blackly,twenty shillings, And to Samuel Potter my Grand chi ld twenty shillings to be paid to them within three months after my decease. And for the rest of my estate I give one third part to my son Isaac Beecher and two thirds to my eldest son William Potter, making him my Executor, desiring him to be as a father to his younger brother and his children. And in dividing my goods my will is that my son William should have my feather bed with that belongeth to it, unto his part and that the rest be divided at the discretion of my Overseers with the assistance of Sister Wakeman and sister Rutherford and I desire my loving freinds Mr. Mathew Gilbert and John Wakeman to be overseers of this my last will whereunto I have set my hand this 13th day of June, Anno 1657.Donald "Witnesses the mark of Mathew Gilbert, Hannah Becher John Wakeman, Sarah Rutherford.

    "Her children were: John Potter, died 1643. William Potter, born about 1608; died 1662." Lines Jacobus, "Families of Ancient New Haven" (First 9 volumes of TAG in three vols) Vols IV-VI, Genealogical Pub. Co.inc, Baltimore, 1974,pp1459-1476 and 1518. Gives her surname as Hawes. More notes: [29] From Jacobus: Hannah was the widow POTTER before she married Mr. BEECHER whose name was probably John. She was known as the Widow POTTER or Widow BEECHER the mid-wife. Hannah was the mother of William and John POTTER. She died in 1659. From Dictionary of Ancestral Heads of New England Families by Holmes: Hannah, widow of John of Kent, England, came to Boston 1637 with her family, the only son being Isaac who became identified with New Haven, CT.

    [30] William Potter came to Massachusetts as an adult with his mother Hannah, his wife Frances , and his son Joseph aboard the "Abigail"in1635. Hannah's husband, Potter (first name unknown) had died in England and she married Beecher there. It is believed that her second husband was John Beecher, one of the seven whom Eaton (governor?religious leader?)sent to New Haven in advance of the colony and who died before the colony arrived. There were, apparently, two Hannah Potters in New Haven and the two have been frequently confounded. It isclear, however, ( according to James Shepard in the New England Historical Genealogical Register) that one is Hannah Potter Beecher.

    [31] It is not clear whether the Beecher child Isaac was hers by birth or was a step child.

    [32] THE NEW HAVEN (CONN.) POTTERS, 1639. by James Shepard, ofNewBritain, Conn.

    [33] [from "Genealogies of Connecticut Families from The NewEnglandHistorical Genealogica l R egister" vol III Painter--Wyllys,selected and introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,Baltimore, 1983, p 150-151.

    [34] 1. Hannah [Potter] Beecher was the mother of the New Haven Potters, who appeared earl y i n New Haven as a widow with sons: i. John,ii.William and iii. Isaac Beecher, the ancestor of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.Her first husband, Potter, died in England, where she married a Mr. Beecher.

    [35] It is generally supposed that her husband was John Beecher, one of the seven whom Eato n sent to New Haven in advance of the colony and who died before the colony arrived. She has bee n considered to be the mother of Isaac Beecher, for she calls him her son in her will and gav ehim onethird of her property; but recent investigations, it is claimed,show conclusively th at Isaac was only a step-son, the son of her second husband by a former wife.

    [36] There was in New Haven, says G. F. Tuttle, as early as 1641, a widow Hannah Potter, know n as widow Potter the midwife. In 1643 she had two persons in the family, thirty pounds estat e and twenty and one quarter acres of land. She is called "sister Potter the midwife," in seating the meeting house in 1646. She is supposed to have been akin to the other Potters, but ther e is no record to show it. She has often been confounded with the widow Hannah Beecher, but th e records clearly show that they were two different persons

    ?References

    ? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestral File (R)AFN: QW26-G2. (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).
    ? POTTER 1550.FTW.
    Date of Import: May 8, 2004

    ? Hatton-Exley Family Tree Updated: Mon Mar 1 07:47:06 2004 Contact: Ernest Hatton.
    Date of Import: May 8, 2004

    ? POTTER 1550.FTW.
    Date of Import: May 8, 2004

    ? POTTER 1550.FTW.
    Date of Import: May 8, 2004

    ? POTTER 1550.FTW.
    Date of Import: May 8, 2004

    end of biography

    Hannah came to America with her second husband, John Beecher, and her children to join her son, William. Her husband was one of the party to settle New Haven, and he died in the first winter. She joined the group later with her sons John and William Potter and Isaac Beecher (ie. Harriet Beecher Stowe). She came to America following her minister, John Davenport, and his first sermon in New Haven was delivered on her property.

    *

    Birth:
    Speldhurst is a village and civil parish in the borough of Tunbridge Wells in Kent , England . The parish is 15 miles (24 km) to the west of Tunbridge Wells: the village is 3 miles (5 km) west of the town.

    Click here to view its map and history... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speldhurst

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire.

    Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    Emigration:
    on the ship, "Hector"

    Children:
    1. 2. William Potter, The Immigrant was born 9 Jan 1607, Moreton Hampstead, Devonshire, England; died 6 Jun 1662, New Haven, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Thomas Robert Childe was born 0___ 1588, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England (son of Luke Childe and Susan Sell); died 0___ 1619, England.

    Thomas married Jane LNU 0___ 1610, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Jane LNU
    Children:
    1. 3. Frances Childe was born 0___ 1609, Lydd, Kent, England; died 19 Mar 1661, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Potter was born cir 1550, (Speldhurst, Kent) England.

    John married unnamed spouse (Speldhurst, Kent) England. unnamed was born 0___ 1550, (Speldhurst, Kent) England; died 0___ 1583, (Speldhurst, Kent) England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  unnamed spouse was born 0___ 1550, (Speldhurst, Kent) England; died 0___ 1583, (Speldhurst, Kent) England.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Potter was born 0___ 1579, Speldhurst, Kent, England; died 2 Oct 1623, (Speldhurst, Kent) England.

  3. 10.  John Mead was born 0___ 1560, Speldhurst, Kent, England (son of Reynold Reginald Meade and Barbara Aspeland); died 19 Sep 1657.

    Notes:

    John Mead

    Birthdate: 1560 (97)
    Birthplace: Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
    Death: September 19, 1657 (97) England
    Immediate Family:
    Son of Raymond Reginald Mead and Barbara Meade
    Husband of Cisley Mead
    Father of Hannah Potter
    Half brother of Richard Mead and Benedicta Goldhatch
    Managed by: Lâucia Pilla
    Last Updated: November 30, 2014

    Birth:
    Lydd is a town in Kent, England, lying on the Romney Marsh. It is one of the larger villages on the marsh, and the most southerly village in Kent.

    John married Cisley Love (Kent, England). Cisley (daughter of John Love and Katherine Anna Sheaffe) was born 0___ 1559, Buckinghamshire, England; died 0___ 1636, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Cisley Love was born 0___ 1559, Buckinghamshire, England (daughter of John Love and Katherine Anna Sheaffe); died 0___ 1636, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.
    Children:
    1. 5. Hannah Mead was born 0___ 1584, Speldhurst, Kent, England; died 5 Apr 1658, New Haven, Connecticut.

  5. 12.  Luke Childe was born 0___ 1558, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England (son of Thomas Childe, Jr. and Margaret Warren); died 6 Jun 1628, Suton, Lincolnshire, England.

    Luke married Susan Sell England. Susan was born Abt 1560, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1619, (Suton, Lincolnshire, England). [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Susan Sell was born Abt 1560, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1619, (Suton, Lincolnshire, England).
    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Robert Childe was born 0___ 1588, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1619, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  Reynold Reginald Meade was born 0___ 1536, Elmdom, Essex, England (son of Thomas Meade, VI, Knight and Joan Wycliff); died 0___ 1590, Elmdom, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 2 Dec 1590

    Notes:

    About Reginald Meade

    Will of Reginald (Reynold) Meade (dated 1589) PROBATUM (Prologue in Latin)

    Memorandum the second: December one thousand five hundred eighty nine and in the two and thirtieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England and Ireland, Defender of the Faith,

    Sir Reynold Meade of Elmdon, in the county of Essex, Gent., being sick in body but perfect in his mind and memory, by word in the presence and hearing of Barbara his wife, Thomas Cloughe clerk of Elmdon aforesaid, Thomas Meade, Richard Meade, John Meade and of Mary wife to the said Thomas, did declare and publish and express his last will and testament to be and stand as if the same had been set down in writing in manner and form, or to the true effect, following that it to say. Emprimis he did commend his soul into the most merciful hand of Almighty God and his body to be buried in the church of Elmdon aforesaid, and concerning all his lands, goods and chattels as he then had he willed, disposed and devised them in manner and form or to the effect following, that is to say he gave and devised to Barbara his wife all his household stuff and movables he then had in his then dwelling house in Elmdon aforesaid, half his keep at Chrishall, and four of his horses, and he willed and devised all the profit and commodities of Elmdonbery farm and of the keepness (?) and the commodities to it unto the said Barbara his wife for and during the term of three years next after his decease to the end and intent that during the said term she do keep and bring up Edward Meade his fourth son, and yearly during the said term at the _____ feast the said Barbara of the farm's profit do content and satisfy unto the Lord thereof the rent due out of the same and also yearly during the said term of three years the said Barbara or her assignee do content and pay the yearly annuity or sum of twenty pounds in good and lawful English money unto John Meade his third son at the feasts of the Annunciation of our Lady Saint Mary the virgin and Saint Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions. And from and after the said three years expire he willed and devised the profit and commodities of the said Elmdonberry farm and keepness and commodities to it unto the said Edward Meade his fourth son for and during the natural life of the said Barbara and from and after her death it then the remainder thereof unto the said John Meade for and during the years then to come in the same. And he devised an annuity or yearly rent of seven pounds of good and lawful English money unto the said Barbara for and during her natural life to be yearly issuing and payable out of the quitrents of the manors of Mounteneys and Dagworths in Elmdon aforesaid at the feasts of the Annunciation of our Lady Saint Mary the virgin and Saint Michael the Archangel by even portions to be paid by the hand of Thomas Meade his son and heir, his heirs or assignees. Item he devised also that the messuage wherein he then dwelt in Elmdon and the lands to it called Coyce (?) and the lands that were Streates and Cosins. All the rest of his free lands in the corn fields of Elmdon being no part of the Manor of Mounteneys and Dagworths; the croft called Pillcroft, the profit of the pigeon house at the Bury, half an acre of wood yearly to be taken out of his fellable wood for her fuel, his free land in Chrishall fields and three acres of crop land called Taylors adjoining to the said messuage unto the said Barbara for and during her natural life. And the said Thomas Meade should surrender the said crop hold accordingly. And he expressed he dealt the more liberally with the said Barbara because she should be good to her children and should not trouble her children. And he then willed from and after her death the said messuage and lands called Crories (?) and of the said Chrishall fields should go and remain unto the said John Meade, his heirs and assignees for ever. And that after the death of the said Barbara the said Cosin Streates and the said other lands being in the cornfields of Elmdon after her decease as is aforesaid (Bury Land excepted) should go and remain unto the said Edward Meade, his heirs and assignees for ever. All and every which legacy and bequest disposed unto the said John he expressed for his better maintenance and preferment in study and learning at the Inns of the Court. Item he willed and devised all the profits of all the woods and grounds of the woods and lands in Chrishall, Chisall magna and Chisall parua which he held of the lease or grant of Mr Penruddof (?) unto the said Thomas Meade and unto Richard Meade his second son and to their assignees to the end and intent that with the same they should well and truly content and satisfy and pay unto Martha Meade, Agnes Meade and Mary Meade his daughters the several sums of one hundred pounds of good and lawful English money within one year next after their several marriages or sooner if his said sons should gain it of the wood sales of the said woods. Item he devised and bequeathed the sum of forty pounds of like English money unto Frances Wise the daughter to the said Reginald and wife of Edward Wise to be paid unto her by the said Thomas Meade and Richard Meade out of the rest of the profit of the said _______ woods and grounds. Item he willed and devised unto the said Thomas Meade all the profit and felling of all the wood belonging to the said Manor Dagworths and Mounteneys to the end and intent by the discretion of the said Thomas he do give one part thereof to Frances Wise daughter of the said Edward and Frances Wise, and the rest of that land he do satisfy unto Barbara Meade daughter of the said Thomas Meade toward her better preferment in marriage. Item he gave and bequeathed all his interest he then had of and in the moiety or half part of the said Manor of Dagworths and Mounteneys which he held by leases of Mr Cutter (?) except certain parcels thereof he had devised to the said Barbara his wife for her life and seven acres thereof called Berry garden unto the said Edward Meade and to his assignees for all the years then to come in the same. Item he willed and bequeathed unto the said Richard four of his plough horses and sufficient corn to sow his lands. Item he gave and devised the other moiety or rest of the said Manors of Dagworths and Mounteneys that he had purchased in fee simple (?) and the Manor place S___ and all other edifices thereunto belonging and all the pastures thereunto adjoining lying severally and the said Bury garden to the said Thomas Meade his heirs and assignees for ever. The rest and remainder of all his goods and chattels whatsoever bequeathed or disposed as the aforesaid he gave and devised unto the said Thomas Meade and Richard Meade his sons and did constitute them the said Thomas and Richard his executors of his said last will and testament, requiring and charging them effectually and truly they should perform the same.

    Probatum etcetera

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~legends/mead.html#regwill

    Birth:
    Elmdon, is a village and a parish in Saffron Walden district, Essex. The village is near the boundary of Cambridgeshire, it is 3 miles SW by W of Chesterford railway station, and 5 3/4 miles WNW of Saffron Walden

    Died:
    Elmdon, is a village and a parish in Saffron Walden district, Essex. The village is near the boundary of Cambridgeshire, it is 3 miles SW by W of Chesterford railway station, and 5 3/4 miles WNW of Saffron Walden

    Reynold married Barbara Aspeland (~ 1557), (Elmdom, Essex) England. Barbara (daughter of John Aspeland and Joan LNU) was born 0___ 1538, (Elmdom, Essex, England); died 0___ 1588, Ashford, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 21.  Barbara Aspeland was born 0___ 1538, (Elmdom, Essex, England) (daughter of John Aspeland and Joan LNU); died 0___ 1588, Ashford, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Barbara Meade (Aspeland)
    Birthdate: 1538 (50)
    Birthplace: England
    Death: 1588 (49)
    Ashford,Kent,England
    Immediate Family:
    Daughter of John Aspeland and Joan Aspeland
    Wife of Raymond Reginald Mead and Reginald Meade
    Mother of John Mead; Richard Mead and Benedicta Goldhatch
    Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
    Last Updated: November 5, 2014

    Children:
    1. 10. John Mead was born 0___ 1560, Speldhurst, Kent, England; died 19 Sep 1657.
    2. Richard Mead was born 0___ 1562, Elmdom, Essex, England; died 0___ 1610, Elmdom, Essex, England.

  3. 22.  John Love was born ~ 1543, Aynho, Northamptonshire, England; died 7 Mar 1607, Northamptonshire, England.

    Notes:

    John Love

    Birthdate: circa 1543 (64)
    Birthplace: Of Anyho, Northampton, England
    Death: March 7, 1607 (60-68)
    Northamptonshire, UK
    Immediate Family:
    Son of Gyles Love and Elizabeth Love
    Husband of Katherine Anna Love
    Father of Cisley Mead
    Brother of Edward Love and Elizabeth Love
    Managed by: Kamarin Cisneros (Montgomery)
    Last Updated: November 5, 2014

    John married Katherine Anna Sheaffe (England). Katherine was born ~ 1534, England; died ~ 1603, (Northamptonshire) England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 23.  Katherine Anna Sheaffe was born ~ 1534, England; died ~ 1603, (Northamptonshire) England.

    Notes:

    Katherine Anna Love (Sheaffe)

    Birthdate: circa 1534 (69)
    Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
    Death: circa 1603 (60-76)
    England, United Kingdom
    Immediate Family:
    Daughter of Richard Sheaffe and Elizabeth Sheafe
    Wife of John Love
    Mother of Cisley Mead
    Sister of Thomas Sheafe, Sr.; Margery or Margaret Somersoll; Alice Havenden; William Sheaffe; Mary Coucheman and 2 others
    Managed by: Caitlin Daniell Clark
    Last Updated: March 26, 2017

    Children:
    1. 11. Cisley Love was born 0___ 1559, Buckinghamshire, England; died 0___ 1636, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America.

  5. 24.  Thomas Childe, Jr. was born 0___ 1523, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England (son of Thomas Childe, Sr. and Alice Cocke); died 9 Oct 1606, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.

    Thomas married Margaret Warren 0___ 1549, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England. Margaret (daughter of William Warren and Alice Jenawaye) was born 0___ 1524, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England; died 1 Feb 1614, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 25.  Margaret Warren was born 0___ 1524, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England (daughter of William Warren and Alice Jenawaye); died 1 Feb 1614, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England.
    Children:
    1. 12. Luke Childe was born 0___ 1558, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 6 Jun 1628, Suton, Lincolnshire, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 40.  Thomas Meade, VI, Knight was born 0___ 1510, Clavering, Essex, England (son of Thomas Meade, V and Joan LNU); died 20 May 1585, Great Easton, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    Cambridge University Alumni - 1261-1900
    Barrister of Middle Temple, Counsel for the town of Cambridge, Serjeant at Law 1567, Justice CP 1577
    Education: 1544, Cambridge University.

    end of comment



    It is at this juncture that OurFamilyHistories.org diverges from the other source reported for his antecedents which is http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/c/Buff-Seirup-Bachenheimer/index.html

    Died:
    Stapleford is a village located approximately four miles to the south of Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire, in eastern England on the right hand bank of the River Granta.

    Thomas married Joan Wycliff 0___ 1535. Joan was born ~ 1510. [Group Sheet]


  2. 41.  Joan Wycliff was born ~ 1510.
    Children:
    1. 20. Reynold Reginald Meade was born 0___ 1536, Elmdom, Essex, England; died 0___ 1590, Elmdom, Essex, England.

  3. 42.  John Aspeland was born 0___ 1518, (England).

    John — Joan LNU. [Group Sheet]


  4. 43.  Joan LNU
    Children:
    1. 21. Barbara Aspeland was born 0___ 1538, (Elmdom, Essex, England); died 0___ 1588, Ashford, Kent, England.

  5. 48.  Thomas Childe, Sr. was born 0___ 1502, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England (son of Henry Childe and Mary Slade); died 29 Jul 1552, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.

    Thomas married Alice Cocke 0___ 1521, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England. Alice was born 0___ 1502, Stagsden, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1568, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 49.  Alice Cocke was born 0___ 1502, Stagsden, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1568, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 24. Thomas Childe, Jr. was born 0___ 1523, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 9 Oct 1606, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.

  7. 50.  William Warren was born 0___ 1503, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1554, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Marriage date seems unlikely...DAH

    William married Alice Jenawaye 5 Jan 1544, St. Martin Orgar Church, London, Middlesex, England. Alice (daughter of John James Jenawaye and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1505, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England; died 28 Mar 1557, South Cambridge, Cambridge, England. [Group Sheet]


  8. 51.  Alice Jenawaye was born 0___ 1505, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England (daughter of John James Jenawaye and unnamed spouse); died 28 Mar 1557, South Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
    Children:
    1. 25. Margaret Warren was born 0___ 1524, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England; died 1 Feb 1614, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England.


Generation: 7

  1. 80.  Thomas Meade, V was born 0___ 1490, Clavering, Essex, England (son of Thomas Meade, IV and Johanna LNU); died 0___ 1557, Great Easton, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1489, Wedmore, Somerset, England

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Clavering is a village and also a parish in north-west Essex in England. The name 'Clavering' means 'place where clover grows'.

    Birth:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Died:
    Great Easton is a small village in Essex, England, which dates from the 12th century. The village has a population of just a few hundred people, one pub, "The Swan", and one church[1], and one Rolls-Royce dealership.

    Thomas married Joan LNU ~ 1519, Wedmore, Somerset, England. Joan was born 0___ 1498, Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1548. [Group Sheet]


  2. 81.  Joan LNU was born 0___ 1498, Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1548.

    Notes:

    Married:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Children:
    1. 40. Thomas Meade, VI, Knight was born 0___ 1510, Clavering, Essex, England; died 20 May 1585, Great Easton, Essex, England.

  3. 96.  Henry Childe was born 0___ 1470, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England (son of Thomas Childe and Amanda Coryyour); died 0___ 1543, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.

    Henry married Mary Slade 0___ 1495, (Roxton, Bedfordshire) England. Mary was born Abt 1472, Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England; died 0___ 1566, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 97.  Mary Slade was born Abt 1472, Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England; died 0___ 1566, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 48. Thomas Childe, Sr. was born 0___ 1502, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 29 Jul 1552, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.

  5. 102.  John James Jenawaye was born 0___ 1481, Little Ore, Staffordshire, England; died 11 Mar 1548, Little Ore, Staffordshire, England.

    John married unnamed spouse 0___ 1504, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 103.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 51. Alice Jenawaye was born 0___ 1505, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England; died 28 Mar 1557, South Cambridge, Cambridge, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 160.  Thomas Meade, IV was born 0___ 1450, Wedmore, Somerset, England (son of Thomas Meade, Knight and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1504, Clavering, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Died:
    Clavering is a village and also a parish in north-west Essex in England. The name 'Clavering' means 'place where clover grows'.

    Thomas married Johanna LNU ~ 1488, Wedmore, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 161.  Johanna LNU

    Notes:

    Married:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Children:
    1. 80. Thomas Meade, V was born 0___ 1490, Clavering, Essex, England; died 0___ 1557, Great Easton, Essex, England.

  3. 192.  Thomas Childe was born 0___ 1448, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England (son of William Childe, Jr. and Mary LNU); died 14 Jan 1509, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.

    Thomas married Amanda Coryyour 0___ 1467, (Bedfordshire) England. Amanda was born 0___ 1449, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1472, (Bedfordshire) England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 193.  Amanda Coryyour was born 0___ 1449, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1472, (Bedfordshire) England.
    Children:
    1. 96. Henry Childe was born 0___ 1470, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1543, Roxton, Bedfordshire, England.