John BURLEY (c1600-?)
and Ann BANNESTER (c1600-?)
married on 21 May 1622 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
(At one point I had thought John and Ann were my ancestors, but have since
realised they were not.)
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. There is no mention of
his burial in the Sussex Record Society transcript of the East Grinstead register up to
1661/2. I have not yet check if he left a will, nor have I searched for any
other Burley wills.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
John Burley and Ann
Bannester had 2 known children:
John Burley was baptised on 21
January 1626/7 in East Grinstead. He was baptised as the son of John and
Burley was baptised on 14 February 1629/30 in East Grinstead. The
parish register transcript records that he was the son of “John and
Burley”. He married my 8x Great Grandmother
in 1665. (They have their own
was baptised on 10 November 1622 in East
Grinstead as the daughter of
But on 20 June 1624 a
was baptised as the daughter of
who had married before 1621. There was also
a John Burge
who had a son baptised in 1626/7. In
addition, there were also Burgess’s, Burstow’s and Burtenshaw’s in East
Grinstead at about this time.
I have a copy of the Sussex Records Society
Volume 24 transcript of the East Grinstead parish registers for 1558 to
1661. The following Burley events were also recorded in the registers:
6 July 1572, Johane Burlie
17 April 1574, Simon Burley
12 February 1575/6, Edward Burlie
2 February 1577/8, John Burlie
3 September 1581, Alice Burley
5 November 1585, Richard Burlie
23 February 1588/9, Agnes Burley
1563, [blank] and Annes Burley
1 August 1603, Thomas Slaughterford and
14 May 1610, Richard Burley and Mildred
6 February 1614/5, ffrancis Dawes and
6 July 1628, Thomas Burley and Joane
29 June 1581, John son of John a Burley
and the wife of John Lary
10 September 1589, Margaret a Burley
18 February 1596/7, Symon son of John
13 December 1626, John Burley
I think that the John
Burley who married Ann Bannester in 1622 was the brother of the
Thomas Burley who married Joane Merchant in 1628, and that
they were the sons of Edward Burley born in 1576, but this is just
speculation on my part.
Parishes surrounding East Grinstead are:
Hartfield, Maresfield, West Hoathly and Worth in Sussex, Godstone, Tandridge
and Lingfield in Surrey and Cowden in Kent.
In West Hoathly there was a John Burley
who had a son Edward baptised in 1623 and Thomas Burley and
Joane who had children baptised from 1629 to 1637, one of whom was also
In Worth an Anne Burley was baptised
in 1577 as the daughter of John Burley and Ales. And an
Avice Burley married John Holensbee there in 1619.
According to the IGI batch numbers, there
were no early Burley’s in Lingfield or Cowden.
Early Hartfield, Maresfield, Godstone and Tandridge are not covered by the
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012