Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John BARHAM (c1555-?)

and Annes MARKWICK (c1565-?)


John Barham and Annes Markwick were my 11x Great Grandparents.  They may have married before 1590.

John Barham was the eldest son of Nicholas Barham (c1533-bef 1599).  I would guess that he was born in the 1550's or 1560's.  He was named as an overseer in the 1592 will of his father-in-law, Gregorie Marckwyck.  I believe he was the John Barham of Butts mentioned in the will of Nicholas Fowle, dated 24 October 1599.

Annes Markwick or Annis Markwick, was the daughter of Gregorie Marckwyck and possibly Elinor.  In her father's will of 14 July 1592 she was mentioned as Annes wife of John Barham.


John Barham and Agnes Markwick had 2 known children:

  1. Nicholas Barham,  my 10x Great Grandfather, married Mary Holland, widow, nee Barham in 1615.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Dorothee Barham was named in her maternal grandfather's will, by which she was to receive forty shillings.


Did John and Agnes also have a daughter named Mary Barham?  If so then she was most probably born after 1592.  A marriage licence dated 19 July 1615 was isssued to Thomas Mercer and Mary Barham, to which Nicholas Barham a yeoman of Wadhurst acted as a sponsor.  On the same day a marriage licence was issued to Nicholas Barham and Mary Hollands, widow, to which Thomas Mercer a tanner of Wadhurst was a sponsor.  Thomas and Mary, like Nicholas and Mary, married on 24 July 1615 at St. Clements in Hastings, Sussex.  Thomas may have previously married Mary Longley on 11 May 1607 in Wadhurst.



This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012