and Susan HOLLOCK (c1605-?)
John Brightridge and Susan Hollock were my 10x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.)
They married by licence on 21 February 1625/6 in Glynde, Sussex. Their
marriage licence was issued on 13 February 1625/6 and recorded that John was
of Herstmonceux and Susan the daughter of William Hollock of South Malling, Sussex.
One small coincidence is that John and Susan's probable grandson,
Elizabeth Hollick of Glyde in 1675. The
Sussex marriage index lists very few Hollock marriages and the 4 earliest took
place in Herstmonceux (1571, 1572, 1575 and 1590).
was baptised on 25 April 1596 in Herstmonceux, Sussex. He was the son of
(c1570-1624) and Elizabeth Delve.
He was appointed the executor of his father's will.
John was buried on 25 August 1668 in Herstmonceux. The burial register
records his name as John Brightrich, senior.
John left a
which was dated 13 August 1668 and proved on 18 November 1668. At that
time he was a yeoman of Warbleton, Sussex. He nominated his brother
William Hollick and son in law Stephen Wilmshurst as overseers to
his will, and his son John Brightridge was appointed the executor.
Also in his will he named his 6 daughters and 1 son, plus cousin Richard
Brightridge and his sister Elizabeth Brightridge.
In 1642 John Brightridge of Herstmonceux contributed 5 shillings to
the relief of the Irish Protestants.
John was appointed an overseer to his father-in-law's 1647 will. In
1661 John leased Bridge
Marsh (map ref TQ 639 094) in Herstmonceux for £51, from the Herstmonceux
Estate. When the 1662 Hearth Tax Assessment was made, John
Brighting a yeoman of Herstmonceux had 2 hearths. According to his
will he held the property Little Horam (map ref TQ 606 157) in Herstmonceux
which he left to his daughter Joan. But a document at the ESRO implies
that the property passed to John Brightridge.
Susan Hollock's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
She was the daughter of
William Hollock (c1570-1647) and
(c1575-1627). Susan may have been born at Ranscombe in the parish of
South Malling, although the closest parish church to the property is Glynde,
which is where her parents were buried. Susan probably died before 1668 as she was not mentioned in her
husband's will. I have not found a burial for her a transcript of the
Herstmonceux parish registers, unless she was buried as
Ann Brightredge wife of John on 1 January 1655/6 in
Herstmonceux. But Ann may have been the first wife of Susan's son.
Susan was named in her father's 1647 will and he then described her as Susan
wife to John Brightrige. She was left £10 and all her father's
household stuff that she and her husband would want. She and/or her 14
year old daughter may have been 1 of 2 the Susan Brightridge's of
Warbleton who contributed 6 pence and 4 pence to the relief of the Irish
and Susan Hollock had 9 known children:
Jane Brithride was baptised on 29 April 1627 in Herstmonceux and
buried there on 11 May 1627.
Susannah Brithridg, my 9x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 3
August 1628 in Herstmonceux. She was named in her father's will.
Stephen Wilmshurst in 1648. (They have their own page.)
Elizabeth Brightredge was baptised on 6 March 1630/1 in
Herstmonceux. She was named in her father's will. As
Elizabeth Brightriche she
married Thomas Johnson by banns on 24 May 1650 in Herstmonceux.
She was then a spinster and he a bachelor and they were both of
Herstmonceux. They had the following children:
Sarah Johnson was baptised on 29 August 1652 in Warbleton.
Thomas Johnson was born on 22 September 1654 and his birth was
recorded in the Warbleton parish register.
John Brightridge was baptised on 27 October 1633 in Herstmonceux.
John Brightridge was baptised in Herstmonceux in 1635. He was
the son of
Richard Brightridge. One John died in 1681 and the other in
1713. I think that 1635 John died in 1681 as at his burial
Richard Brightridge stated on oath that John had been buried in
woollen, and Richard was most probably a brother of 1635 John.
I think it was 1633 John who left a will dated 11 October 1709 which was proved on 25 August 1713 at
Lewes (ref A48 318). (I understand the Sussex Family History Group
hold a transcript of this will, which at some point I will try and
In 1669 John inherited Wargraves in Herstmonceux
(map ref TQ 635 110) from his cousin
Thomas Brightridge. This would seem to imply that John and
Thomas's fathers were brothers, but their fathers both seem to have been
named John, unless there were other John and Thomas's about at that same
time. John sold Wargraves sometime before 1683 to
Hood. From at least 1692 until sometime between 1702 and 1707 he
was the tenant of Courtlands in Herstmonceux (map ref TQ 617 160).
Courtlands then passed to
John Wilmshurst who in turn passed the
property onto William Wilmshurst who relinquished the tenancy in
about 1742/3. In 1702 John was the tenant of Gingers Green in
Herstmonceux (map ref TQ 622 126). Gingers Green was owned by
Thomas Delve from 1646-1659 and then by Joseph Delve, senior
from 1659-1667 and then by his son Joseph Delve from 1667-1686 and
then by Mary Delve, widow from 1686 until sometime before 1706.
The Delves may in some way have been related to John's possible grandmother.
In 1680 he held Durrants (also called Collins) in
Warbleton (map ref TQ 6216) and he was the owner occupier from 1692 until
1713. He also held Beech (called Morgans) in Warbleton (map
ref TQ 6216) in
the 1670's. In 1711 he and his wife Mary sold a 2 acre strip of land
called Burnt Crofts (map ref TQ 632 113), to Joseph Smith.
He was appointed the executor of his father's will and from his father
he inherited Little Horam (map ref TQ 606 157), which in turn passed on to
his daughters Elizabeth and Sarah.
As a widower John married Mary Bridgland on 7 February 1670/1 in
Staplehurst, Kent. John was then a yeoman of Warbleton. Mary
was aged 24 years and upwards and was spinster of Staplehurst. She
was the daughter of Richard Bridgland.
John and Mary had the
Elizabeth Brightridg was baptised on 11 April 1672 in Warbleton.
She married John Durrant by licence on 24 December 1689 in
Warbleton. Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the
Archdeaconry of Lewes and recorded she was of Warbleton and he of Waldron.
Elizabeth and her sister Sarah inherited Durrants in Warbleton from their father.
John Durrant was listed as the owner
occupier of Durrants from 1720 to 1740 and the property then changed hands
sometime before 1750.
Anne Brightridg was baptised on 27 July 1674 in Warbleton.
Sarah Brightridge was baptised on 11 August 1676 in Warbleton.
She was Sarah Wood, widow by 1713. Sarah married Thomas
Wood on 22 June 1708 in Westham, Sussex. At that time they were
both of Warbleton.
Joan Brithrege was baptised on 18 April 1636 in Herstmonceux.
She was named in her father's will. As Joan Brightriche she married
Nicholas Classon on 17 February 1663/4 in Herstmonceux. She
was then a spinster of Herstmonceux and he was a bachelor of Sutton
Vallance in Kent.
Mary Brightridge was baptised on 6 January 1638/9 in Herstmonceux.
She was named in her father's will. She married
John Bolde on 31 May 1666 in Warbleton. He may have been the
Isaac Baldy and
Elizabeth Hollock, if so then John and Mary were cousins.
Ann Brightrige was baptised on 9 June 1641 in Herstmonceux.
She was named in her father's will. She married
George Baker on 2 June 1663 in Staplehurst, Kent. She was
then of Herstmonceux.
An unbaptised daughter of John Brightrige was buried on 25 July
1643 in Herstmonceux.
Hester Brightrige was baptised on 24 August 1645 in Herstmonceux.
She was named in her father's will, at which time
she was unmarried. As Hester Brightrich she married John Brasier by banns on 29
April 1669 in Herstmonceux. She was then a spinster and they were
both of Herstmonceux.
George Hood (mentioned above) probably
married Mary Cruttenden by licence on 10 July 1682 in Burwash,
Sussex. Their marriage licence recorded that George was of
Herstmonceux and Mary of Burwash.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012