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James BOORMAN (c1709-1742)

and Naomi TOMPSETT (1714-1785)

 

James Boreman and Naomi Tomsett were my 6x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on Monday 17 October 1735 at the parish church of St. Bartholomew in Burwash, Sussex.  They were both then of Burwash.  They were the only couple to have married in Burwash on that day and in that month.  At the time of their marriage Naomi would have been 21 years old and at least 5 months pregnant.

James Boreman may have been baptised on 28 August 1709 in Salehurst, Sussex and he may have been the son of William Boreman (c1683-1718) and Elizabeth.  He was buried on Monday 2 April 1742 in Wadhurst, Sussex and the register records his name as James Bourman of Rye.  James does not appear to have left a will.  On 15/16 January 1735/6 a Removal Order was issued, returning James and Naomi to Rye from Burwash.  On 16 December 1738, James and family were granted a Settlement Certificate to remain in Wadhurst.

Naomi Tompsett was baptised on Wednesday 11 July 1714 in Burwash, Sussex.  She was the eldest daughter of John Tompsett (1691-1723) and Elizabeth Wood (1693-?).  There were 17 baptisms in Burwash in 1714 and Naomi's was 1 of 2 that took place in July.  She was buried on Sunday 8 May 1785 in Burwash by the name of Naomah Fleming.  No further details were given in the burial register, but she was probably approaching her 71st birthday.

When the 1747 Window Tax assessment was taken, widow Tomset and widow Boorman were living together in Burwash.  They had 9 windows and as they were poor they were exempt from paying the tax.  (i.e. mother and daughter.)

Ten years after the death of James, Naomi married Richard Flemming on Wednesday 12 April 1752 in Burwash.  They were the only couple to have married that day in Burwash.

Richard Fleming was baptised on Saturday 22 March 1720/1 in Burwash.  He was the son of John Fleming and Ann.  His was the only baptism to have taken place on that day in Burwash.  (No possible marriage for his parents, John and Ann, has been found in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.)  Richard died aged 88 years in Burwash and was buried there on Thursday 29 December 1808.  The burial register also recorded that he was married and that he was the son of John and Ann.  No possible marriage between 1785 and 1808 has been found for Richard in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.  Richard does not appear to have left a will.  On 19 April 1756, in Burwash, he was a witness to the marriage of his brother William Flemming (1724-1800) and Mary Goring (c1735-1811).  At that time Richard signed his name.

 

James Boreman and Naomi Tompsett had 5 known children:

  1. William Boreman was baptised on Wednesday 1 February 1735/6 in Burwash and buried there as an infant on Saturday 2 June 1736.  He was the only person to have been baptised and buried on the respective days in Burwash.

  2. William Boreman was baptised on Monday 25 March 1737 in Burwash.  He may have died young as his mother and step father named a son William in 1754.

  3. Elizabeth Boarman was baptised on Wednesday 14 January 1738/9 in Wadhurst and buried there on Wednesday 17 January 1741/2.

  4. James Boorman, my 5x Great Grandfather, was baptised on Wednesday 14 September 1740 in Wadhurst.  He married Mary Jones in 1770.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Anne Boarman was baptised on Wednesday 28 February 1741/2 in Wadhurst.

 

Richard Fleming and Naomi Tompsett may have had the following children:

  1. Richard Fleming was baptised on Sunday 15 April 1753 in Burwash and buried there on Sunday 12 July 1761.  He was the only person to have been baptised and buried on the respective days in Burwash.

  2. William Flemming was baptised on Sunday 6 October 1754 in Burwash and buried there on Saturday 19 March 1757.  His surname was spelt Fleming in the burial register.  He was the only person to have been baptised and buried on the respective days in Burwash.

  3. Mary Fleming was buried on Saturday 30 March 1771 in Burwash, at which time she was said to be the daughter of Richard and Mary.  No possible baptism has been found for her in the East Sussex Record Office baptism index.

  4. Sarah Fleming was baptised on Sunday 3 February 1760 in Burwash and buried there on Sunday 14 June 1761.

  5. Elizabeth Fleming may have been part of this family, but her baptism has not been found in the East Sussex baptism index, so I/we can not be certain that she was the daughter of Richard and Naomi.

    Elizabeth married Joseph Mepham by banns on Sunday 23 April 1786 in Burwash.  She was then a spinster of Burwash and he a bachelor of Brightling, Sussex.  Elizabeth was able to sign her name and Joseph made his X mark.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Bayley and Hab Wood who both signed their names.  They were married by the Curate, R.E. Langdale. 

    Joseph may have been baptised on 30 June 1765 in Burwash, the son of Benjamin Mepham and Ann Batchelor.  He was buried on 29 September 1805 in Brightling was described in the burial register as Joseph Mepham, senior.

    Joseph and Elizabeth had 4 known children:

    1. Joseph Mepham was baptised on 9 December 1795 in Brightling.  He died in 1841.  He married Mary Jane Boxall by banns on 29 April 1822 at the parish church of St. Michael's in Lewes, Sussex.  Joseph was a bachelor and Mary Jane was a spinster and they were both of the parish of St. Michael's.  They had the following children:

      1. William Mepham was born in 1823.  He married Emily.

      2. Emma Mepham was baptised on 18 July 1824 at St. Clements in Hastings.

      3. Mary Jane Mepham was baptised on 15 September 1826 at St. Clements in Hastings.

    2. William Mepham was baptised on 25 February 1797 in Brightling.

    3. Hilary Mepham (daughter) was baptised on 27 April 1800 in Brightling.

    4. John Mepham was baptised on 8 August 1802 in Brightling and buried there on 11 December 1805.

  6. John Fleming may have been part of this family.  He was born about 1759.  He died of cancer aged 80 years on Sunday 3 February 1839 in Burwash and was buried there on Sunday 10 February 1839.  John was a hairdresser.  No possible baptism has been found for him in the East Sussex Record Office baptism index.  It should also be considered that he, and Elizabeth above, may have been the children of William Fleming and Mary Goring, but no children have so far been found for this couple.  On 2 April 1794, John was a witness to a document relating to a Mortgage on Forge Farm in Burwash.

    John married Ann Geer on 8 February 1780 in Burwash.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster.  They were both of Burwash.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Blunden and Thomas Geer.

    Anne Geare was baptised on 20 July 1758 in Burwash and was the daughter of Dionis Geare (c1726-1799) and Sarah Wood.  She died aged 69 years and was buried on 17 August 1827 in Burwash.  Before her marriage to John she had an illegitimate daughter:

    1. Mary Geer was baptised on 28 October 1778 in Burwash.

    John and Ann had 13 known children:

    1. John Fleming was baptised on 30 July 1780 in Burwash and buried there on 29 August 1783.

    2. Thomas Fleming was baptised on 1 April 1782 in Burwash.

    3. William Fleming was baptised on 14 December 1783 in Burwash.  He died a bachelor aged 24 years and was buried on 5 October 1808 in Burwash.

    4. Richard Fleming was baptised on 30 August 1785 in Burwash.

    5. Anne Fleming was baptised on 13 May 1787 in Burwash.

    6. George Fleming was baptised on 26 April 1789 in Burwash.  He died a bachelor aged 20 years and was buried on 15 January 1810 in Burwash.

    7. Fanny Fleming was baptised on 4 February 1791 in Burwash.

    8. Henry Fleming was baptised on 14 April 1793 in Burwash.

      Henry married Mary Crouch on 17 May 1814 in Burwash.  At the time, Henry was of Wadhurst.

      Mary may have died aged 25 years and have been buried on 6 February 1816 in Burwash.  If so, then she was baptised on 9 May 1790 in Burwash, the daughter of John Crouch (1764-?) and Mary Vidler (1766-?).

    9. John Fleming was baptised on 9 July 1795 in Burwash.

    10. Elizabeth Fleming was baptised on 19 June 1797 in Burwash and buried there as an infant on 30 October 1797.

    11. Charles Fleming was baptised on 10 November 1799 in Burwash.  He married Elizabeth Mascall on 26 November 1821 in Burwash.

    12. Elizabeth Fleming was baptised on 6 June 1802 in Burwash.  She died aged 68 years from cancer of the womb on 28 January 1871 in Burwash and was buried there on 1 February 1871.

      Elizabeth married John Blunden on 11 April 1826 in Burwash.

      John was baptised on 7 June 1805 in Burwash and was the son of John Blunden (1783-1862) and Mary Smith (1785-1875).  He died on 10 April 1873 in Burwash and was buried there on 14 April 1875.  His cause of death was decay of nature and congestion of the lungs.

    13. James Fleming was baptised on 28 October 1804 in Burwash.  He died aged 67 years on 28 June 1872 in Burwash and was buried there on 1 July 1872.  His cause of death was disease of heart syncope.

      James married Anne Maria Ellis on 10 June 1835 in Chiddingly, Sussex.

      Anne Maria was born on 22 December 1811 in Sandhurst and baptised there on 11 January 1812 and was the daughter of Edward Ellis and Martha Burgess.  Anne Maria died on 21 October 1851 in Burwash and was buried there on 24 October 1851.

 

Please visit Robert Morris's web site for more about the Fleming descendants.

Many thanks to Sarah Duff for additions to this page.

 

Notes

James was said to be of Rye, but no suitable baptism has been found for him there.  The following were married in Rye:

1 March 1715/6, John Boorman of Cranbrook and Martha Willard, by licence

25 July 1719, Robert Boorman of Cranbrook and Elizabeth Caffin a spinster, by licence

9 October 1723, Matthew Wells of Brenchley and Elizabeth Boreman, by licence

Could the above be in some way related to James?

 

BOORMAN          TOMPSETT

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012