Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edmund BAXTER (1662-?)

and Joan FARNHAM (c1670-1739)

 

Edmund Baxter and Jone Farnham married on 5 October 1689 in Dunsfold, Surrey.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Edmund was the brother of my 8x great grandfather, Peter Baxter.)

Edmund Baxter was baptised on 2 July 1662 in Haslemere, Surrey.  He was the son of William Baxter (c1620-?) and Sarah Hull (1623-1680).  He may have been buried on 26 November 1748 in Dunsfold, but Edmund was a fairly popular name with the Baxters and I am not sure which one was buried.  He was a blacksmith.

Joan Farnham's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was the daughter of Richard Vernham - see below.  Her father left her a legacy of twenty pounds in his will.  She was buried on 13 September 1739 in Dunsfold.

 

Edmund Baxter and Joan Farnham may have had the following children:

  1. Sarah Baxter was baptised on 15 January 1689/90 in Dunsfold.  She was mentioned in her maternal grandfather's will, by which she was to receive a legacy of five shillings.

  2. William Baxter was baptised on 14 April 1691 in Dunsfold.  He may have been appointed an executor of his maternal grandfather's will, but he would only have been about 15 years old at the time of his grandfather's death.

  3. Mary Baxter was baptised on 7 November 1692 in Dunsfold.  She may have been buried on 6 June 1700 or on 1 January 1705, both burials in Dunsfold.  She did have a cousin Mary Baxter born in 1695.

  4. Edmund Baxter was baptised on 14 April 1695 in Dunsfold.  He was left a legacy of five shillings by his maternal grandfather.

    Edmund married Lydia Rowed on 18 May 1719 in Hascombe, Surrey.

  5. Richard Baxter was baptised on 5 May 1698 in Dunsfold.  He was left a legacy of five shillings by his maternal grandfather.

    Richard married Grace Edwards by licence dated 26 August 1726.  The marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester and recorded that Richard was a bachelor and gent of Dunsfold, whilst Grace was a spinster of Rudgwick.

    Richard and Grace had the following children:

    1. Mary Baxter was baptised on 27 June 1729 in Dunsfold.

    2. Richard Baxter was baptised on 31 August 1731 in Dunsfold.

    3. Grace Baxter was baptised on 4 March 1733 in Dunsfold.

    4. Sarah Baxter was baptised on 12 December 1735 in Dunsfold.

    5. Edmund Baxter was baptised on 9 November 1742 in Dunsfold.

      Edmund married Sarah Elliott by licence on 8 June 1769 in Wisborough Green, Sussex.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Elliott and Mary Elliott.  Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 27 May 1769.  It recorded that Edmund was aged 26 years and a bachelor and farmer of Godalming, Surrey.  Sarah was a 21 year old spinster of Wisborough Green.

  6. John Baxter was born on 22 August and baptised on 1 September 1704 in Dunsfold.  He married Ann Billinghurst in 1729.  (They have their own page.)

 

 

I have copied the following from:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~engsurry/1400.htm

Archdeaconry Court of Surrey

Testator: Richard Vernham (X) of Godalming, yeoman, weak

Date of Will: 17 January 1705/6

To my daughter Joan Baxster wife of Edward Baxster twenty two pounds; to my daughter Elizabeth twelve pounds; to my granddaughter Sarah Baxster, Edward Baxster, Richard Baxster and John Baxster five shillings; residue to my son in law Edward Sandhurst and my grandson William Baxster between them, Executors

Witnesses: Thomas Enticknap; Henry Symes
Proved: 26 July 1706
DW/PA/5/1706/100
 

 

From A2A:

Deeds of various parishes

   Wisborough Green

      FILE - Lease for a year - ref.  Add Mss 51,434  - date: 3 July 1728
         hit[from Scope and Content(b) John Hunt of Hascombe, Surrey, yeo., and Edmund Baxter of Dunsfold, Surrey, blacksmith
 

 

Many thanks to Keith Torrance for additions to this page.

BAXTER          FARNHAM

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012