Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann (?-1689)
were my 9x Great Grandparents. (Click
here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)
They may have married sometime before or about 1655 in Wadhurst or the
surrounding area. No marriage has been found for them in the Sussex
marriage index or the IGI.
Barham was a twin and
the youngest son of
David Barham (c1581-1644) and
Helen Fowle. He and his twin
were baptised on 3 June 1629 in Wadhurst. David was of Snape. He was the
first cousin of
William Barham of Scragoak. As he was a minor at the
death of his father a Mr Holland was appointed his guardian.
was buried on 12 December 1695 in Wadhurst.
The Public Records Office does
not seem to hold a will for David.
Ann's date and place of birth/baptism are
unknown, to me. She was buried on 15 January 1688/9 in Wadhurst and her
initials "AB 1688" appear on her father-in-law's commemorative Iron Slab
within Wadhurst Church. According to the article in SAC vol.56, her
father's coat of arms may have been a "cheveron between three (?)
eagles' heads erased". The article does not give her maiden name, nor
any other details of her parentage. A search of the web finds that the
armorial description is that of the Casey family, but the creatures on the
iron slab may not be eagles. Another possibility is that she was an
Austen, which is a name found in Wadhurst, whereas, I'm not aware of any
Casey's in the area. Or might she have been a Honeywood? (John
Baker and Edward Honywood were Lords of the Manor
of Frant from 1634-56).
Barham and Ann had 6 known children:
Ann Barham was baptised on 10 August 1655 in
Wadhurst and buried there on 21 May 1675. A commemorative iron slab
has been laid within Wadhurst Church to her memory, which reads "HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF ANN BARHAM DAVGHTER OF DAVID BARHAM OF SNAPE GENT WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 18 DAY OF MAY ANNO DOMINI 1675". Two coats of
arms are depicted on the slab, one of her father which is recognizably
that of the Barhams and another thought to be of her mother's family, as
A stillborn child was buried on 10 August 1657 in
Elizabeth Barham was baptised on 31 July 1661 in
Jevington, Sussex. She was buried on 20 January 1663/4 in Wadhurst.
David Barham was baptised on 8 October 1663 in
Wadhurst. He may have
been buried on 24 December 1726 in Wadhurst and he may have married
on 20 April 1697 in Penshurst, Kent. BUT, there was another
baptised 1658, Wadhurst, the son of
Thomas Barham, my 8x Great Grandfather,
baptised on 19 July 1666 in Wadhurst. He married
Catherine Oliver (1666-1733) in 1690. (They have their own page.)
Catherine Barham was baptised on 18 June 1669 in
Wadhurst and buried there on 2 or 4 April 1673.
The following has been taken from SAC
vol.56, page 127-128:
26 April 1644 - David Barham
youngest son of David Barham, was presented at Court as the heir to
his father's copyhold lands.
27 October 1680 - David Barham
the younger surrendered his lands of Bivelham alias Snape to his first
cousin William Barham of Scrag Oak, who by his Will dated 20 November
1697 settled the same lands upon his Godson and kinsman William Barham
first son of Thomas Barham, son of David Barham late of Snape.
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012