and Margaret KEYMER
and Helen FOWLE (c1590-?)
David Barrham and Ellener Fowle were my 10x Great
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.) The married by licence on 30 December 1622 in Frant,
Sussex. He had previously married
Margaret Keymer of Chiddingly by licence dated 15 October 1613.
Surety for the licence was provided by John Sharpe a gentleman of
Northiam. On the same day a marriage licence was issued to John
Sharpe and Mary Keymer, and David Barham gentleman of
Wadhurst provided surety.
Barham may have been born in about
1581 at Bivelham in Wadhurst. He
was the youngest son of
Barham (c1525-c1585) and
Courthope. (Another source says David was the second son.)
David died on 18 February 1643/4 in Wadhurst and he has a commemorative Iron
Slab within the parish church of Wadhurst, St. Peter and St. Paul. The
inscription reads: HEARE LYETH THE BODY OF DAVID BARHAM
GENT WHICH DESESED THIS LIFE THE 18 DAY OF FEBRVARY ANNO DOM 1643.
Underneath this inscription is scratched AB 1688, which is in memory of
his Daughter-in-Law, Ann Barham. (The Public Records Office
does not seem to hold a will for David.)
On 17 May 1605 he was a juror on the case of a drowned child. In 1621
he was a Churchwarden of Wadhurst. He was again appointed a juror on
20 February 1637 on the case of a mother murdered by her son. In 1642
David contributed £1 10 shillings to the relief of the Irish Protestants.
In all, the inhabitants of Wadhurst raised £30 9s 6d.
was the daughter of
William Fowle (c1560-1634) of Lightlands
in Frant and
Elizabeth Pankhurst. She was mentioned as Hellen daughter of William
in her Grandfather
Nicholas Fowle's (c1522-1600)
will of 24 October 1599.
As Helen Barram, widow, she married Robert Sharpe
on 1 January 1650/1 in Battle, Sussex. They were both living in 1659
when they were parties to a fine with David Barham, the
younger and Anne his wife, of lands at Mayfield.
Barham and Helen Fowle had 4 known children:
William Barham was baptised on 12 October
1623 in Wadhurst. From his father, he inherited freehold lands of
Maplesden in Wadhurst and Ticehurst. He was appointed the guardian
of his younger brother, David. Did he marry Narell Mapsden on
9 September 1646? (His cousin
of Scragoak died in 1701. Another
William Barham was born in 1629 and died in 1702; he was of Shoesmiths.)
Sibel Barham was baptised on 26 March or May 1626 in Wadhurst.
As Sibill Barrome she married Edward Caverley on 5 May 1653 in
Chiddingly, Sussex. He was then of Hellingly and she of Ticehurst.
David Barham, my 9x Great Grandfather,
baptised on 3 June 1629 in Wadhurst.
married Ann (?-1689) before
have their own page.)
Helen Barham was baptised on 3 June 1629 in
Wadhurst. She and David were twins. Helen died on 6 February 1651
and was buried in the South Aisle of Wadhurst church on 11 February
1651. There is an iron commemoration slab to her memory.
Helen married Joseph Dunmoll, gent, fifth son of John
Dunmoll, gent of Wadhurst. John's sister
Elizabeth Dunmoll married John Barham of
(Helen's Great Aunt Dorothy Fowle, married John Dunmoll -
might they have been the Grandparents of Joseph? If so, then Joseph
and Helen shared common Great Grandparents,
Nicholas Fowle and
Joseph and Helen had the following daughter:
Anne Dunmoll was buried as an infant on 19 February
The following has been taken from SAC
vol.56, pages 126-127:
The article states that David was
the youngest son of John Barham of Bivelham, by Mary Courthope
daughter of George Courthope of Whiligh. It also says that in
1597, David was a minor aged 16 and under the guardianship of his Uncle
William Courthope of Buckling Hill in Wadhurst,
who left a Will dated
18 May 1625. In 1617 he built the older portion of the house at Snape,
which he had inherited from his father.
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012