Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Elizabeth WILLARD (c1565-c1633)
married before or about 1584. (They
were not my direct ancestors, but one of their Grandson's married the sister
of one of my direct ancestors.) Elizabeth married for a second time to Henry Hart,
Gentleman of Sellinge,
Kent, before 1601.
have been born by about 1563 and he was of Maidstone, Kent. He was the second son of
Barham (c1535-1583) of Fayercrouch and
His Will was dated 20 September 1589 and proved on 11 February 1590/1 by his
brother-in-law Edmond Willard.
Elizabeth Willard was
the daughter of David Willard an Iron Master. Elizabeth died
before 17 October 1633 as on that day Letters of Administration were granted
to her son John Barham. The
document describes her as "Elizabeth Hart, als Barham, late of
Smeeth, co. Kent, widow, deceased".
Henry Hart's Will was dated 22 August 1625 and proved on 28 September 1625 at
Canterbury, by his son William Hart, in which provision was made for
his wife Elizabeth.
John Barham and Elizabeth Willard had 4 known children:
Alice Barham was baptised on either 19 July
1583 (according to the IGI) or 9 July 1584
(according to SAC vol.56) in
Maidstone. She married John Goldfinch of Sellinge, Kent by
licence dated 11 July 1609. She was mentioned in her father's Will
and was to receive £100 at the age of 21 or on the day of her marriage.
Elizabeth Barham was baptised on 3 October 1585.
She was mentioned in her father's Will and was to receive £100 at the age
of 21 or on the day of her marriage.
John Barham (c1587-1640) married
Elizabeth Dunmoll (c1590-1638) in 1610. (They have their own
Margaret Barham was baptised on 1 April 1590.
She married Reginald Keale of Smeeth, yeoman, by licence dated 13
August 1613. She was not born when her father made his Will, but he
bequeath £100 "to the Childe wch my wif nowe goeth wthall, yf yt be a
Henry Hart and Elizabeth Willard had 4 known children:
Ann Hart was baptised on 21 January 1601 in Monks Horton, Kent.
She was mentioned in her father's Will. Ann married Walter
Mantell on 1 August 1626 in Monks Horton. He was baptised on 3
February 1605 in Monks Horton and was the son of Walter Mantell and
Catherine Turney. Walter was buried in Sellinge on 4 March
1676. Walter and Ann had 6 known children.
William Hart was born about 1603. He was mentioned as brother-in-law
in the 1639 Will of John Barham of Shoesmith.
Henry Hart was born about 1605. He married before or about
1639 and he and his wife had 2 known children. Might he have married
Agnes Halke on 23 January 1629 in Sellinge?
Mary Hart was born about 1607.
to Greg for additions to this page. Please view his
database at RootsWeb, entitled
Devon & English Genealogy, for more details about the
descendants of Henry Hart and Elizabeth Willard.
The following has been taken from SAC
vol.56, pages 146-8:
Under the terms of
senior's 1583 Will, his second son John Barham, was bequeathed £30
"to make vpp the hundred poundes whiche I promysed him", together with "All
my Landes in Frante and certeyne of my free and copyhoulde Landes in
Wadhurst called Myllands Holmehedges and Barkley Mill, with the Tooles and
ymplementes vnto Brokeland forge belonging, How be itt myne executor shall
have my fforge called Veredge forge ... and all my Landes call Veredge,
excepte so muche thereof as lyeth vnder water in Barklye Millponde, for
ffyve yeares next ensuinge my deceasse".
John Barham, junior's 1589 Will
left £100 to his daughters Alice and Elizabeth, which would
increase to £200 "yf my said Landes happen to fall and come to my saide two
Thomas Barham", i.e. by the death
without surviving issue of John Barham his son and heir, to whom he
left all his houses, lands and woods, "whatsoever and wheresoever within the
Counties of Kente and Sussex". He also left 40s. to the poor of
Maidstone, 20s. to the poor of Tonbridge and 20s. to the poor of Wadhurst.
His brother-in-law Edmond Willard was named as executor and received
"the residue of all my goodes and Cattalls whatsoever, stocke of Iron, Coale,
sowes, and all other my goodes ... to see my will proved, my Debts and
legacies paide, and to employ the ovrplus towards the Advancement and
Livinge and honest godly and vertuous bringinge vpp of my children".
As overseers he appointed his brother Thomas Barham and two
brother-in-laws, John Willard and Abraham Willard.
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012