Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry BECKE (c1540-?)

and Joane BEANE (?-?)


Henry Becke and Joane Beane were my 11x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 20 November 1568 in Seaford, Sussex.

Henry Becke may have been born in the 1540’s.  In 1576 a Henry Becke rented a barn by the haven for 10 years.  This Henry may have been buried on 8 June 1588 in Seaford.  But in 1602 a Henry Becke of Seaford was caught brawling with the local vicar.  Was it this Henry, or a possible son?

Joane Beane’s date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.


Henry Becke and Joane Beane had 5 known children:

  1. John Becke was baptised on 8/18 October 1570 in Seaford.  He may have married Dorothy Bucher on 10 May 1605 in Lancing, Sussex.  Lancing and Seaford are both on the coast, but a fair distance from one another.

  2. Thomas Beacke was baptised on 21 September 1572 in Seaford.

  3. Mychayell Beack was baptised on 30 September 1577 in Seaford.  He married twice, firstly to Margaret Carnall in 1600 and then to Elizabeth Woode in 1617.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Joane Beacke was baptised on 16 June 1583 in Seaford.  She married Richard Baker on 8 May 1609 in Seaford.

  5. Andrew Beacke, my 10x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 31 October 1585 in Seaford.  He married 5 11 Elizabeth Baker in 1616.  (They have their own page.)


A Henry Beck of Seaford married Ann Hermon, widow, on 2 November 1606 in Southease, Sussex.  I do not know if this Henry was my ancestor (unlikely), or his son (possibly), or no relation at all!  This Henry was buried on 1 March 1612/3 in Southease.


Henry Beck and Ann Hermon had 4 known children:

  1. Henry Beck was baptised on 2 October 1607 in Southease and buried there on 2 May 1608.

  2. John Beck was baptised on 29 June 1609 in Southease.

  3. Tristram Beck was baptised on 26 August 1610 in Southease and buried there on 11 May 1612.

  4. Ann Beck was baptised on 15 December 1611 in Southease.


Ann was baptised on 15 October 1580 in Southease and was the daughter of John Barrenden and Agnes Maynard.  She first married James Harman on 29 November 1602 in Southease.  They had 2 known children.  James was buried on 2 October 1605.  Ann then married Henry Back.  After Henry’s death, she married Thomas Beach of Seaford on 28 November 1613 in Southease.



The following extracts have been copied from the A2A web site:

FILE - Grant - ref.  SAS-D/65  - date: 20 Nov 1584
By William FRENCHE of Seaforde, carpenter, to HENRY BECKE of Seaforde, husbandman, of 1˝ ac. of land in Home furlong in the fields of SEAFORDE, between lands of Sir Henry Sydney, S. and William Gratwick, E. and lands of Master Caime, N. and the highway, W

FILE - Bond of WILLIAM FRENCHE of SEAforde to HENRY BECKE of the same, husbandman, to secure the discharge of incumbrances on land in SEAFORDE sold to the said Henry Becke - ref.  SAS-D/66  - date: 20 Nov 1584

FILE - Grant - ref.  SAS-D/68  - date: 20 Jan 1585
By WILLIAM FRENCHE of Seaforde, carpenter, to HENRY BECKE of the same place, husbandman, of a tenement and garden in Bagginge Strete in Seaford, to lands of Henry Becke, S. and the highway, N. and E. Also of 1 ac. of land in Home furlonge in the fields of Seaforde, to lands of Master Caime, S. and lands of Robert Elphike, E. and lands of Master Caime and Sander Muse, N. and the highway, W

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This page was updated on 2 September 2014