Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas BEREHAM (c1400-aft 1448)

and Isabella (?-?)


Thomas Bereham and Isabella were my 16x Great Grandparents.  They were living in Wadhurst, Sussex by at least 1440.

Thomas Bereham may have been born by about 1400.  He was alive in 1448.  (See notes below for more details.)

Isabella - nothing more known.


Thomas Bereham and Isabella had 1 known child:

  1. Richard Berham (c1425-bef 1480) - my 15x Great Grandfather, married Anna Busse in about 1448.  (They have their own page.)




The following has been taken from SAC vol.56, pages 122-123:

10 January 1440/1 - Thomas Bereham and Isabella his wife were admitted, at a Court of the Manor of Bivelham, "to all the lands held of the lord Sir John Pelham of Laughton, by Richard atte Melle and Isabella his wife, in the parish of Wadhurst, in the wiste of Cumden and Ewardes wiste, and did Fealty for the same - fine XX's.

16 October 1441 - The death of Richard atte Melle was reported at Court and John Busse and Thomas Berham were eligees for the office of Receptor, to which the former was appointed.

5 October 1446 - Thomas Bereham and Isabella his wife, surrendered a house and all their lands in Cumden wiste, with other lands called Snorehellys, Edwardesfeld, Middilcroft and Marlings, formerly belonging to Richard atte Melle, to the use of John Busse and his heirs, who was admitted to same.  At the following Court, Thomas Bereham with William atte Chambre and John Busse surrendered lands called Aylotteland and Edwardysfeld, which were then granted to John Busse and his heirs.

22 September 1447 - Thomas Bereham, John Busse and William atte Chamber were admitted by the Seneschal, Thomas Hoo, esquire, to lands called Brokes in Wadhurst.

18 October 1447, 13 April 1448 and 19 October 1448 - At Courts held, Thomas Bereham was fined for default of suit.