Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mercy BYSSHE (c1556-1615)
and Dorothy ASHTON (?-?)
and Mercy Bysshe
were my 12x Great Grandparents.
They may have married before 1583. After Mercy's death John married
Dorothy Ashton on 27 April 1617 in Worth, Sussex.
Bysshe was the son of Sir
was the daughter
John Bysshe (c1520-1568) and
Dorothy Ashton's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
Bysshe and Mercy Bysshe had 10 known children:
Ursula Bishe was baptised on 15 November 1583 in Worth.
Bridget Bishe was baptised on 15 November 1583 in Worth and buried
there on 24 November 1583.
John Byshe was baptised on 24 May 1585 in Worth.
Mercy Byshe was baptised on 14
October 1586 in Horley, Surrey. She married Henry Valentyne on 6 May
1604 in Worth. Her cousin also named
Mercy Bishe born in 1585, married Henry Packham in 1620.
William Bysshe was born about 1587 in Worth. He died on 24
William married twice. Firstly to Margaret James
sometime before or about 1618.
Margaret was baptised on 27 June 1596
and died in about 1625. She was the daughter of Roger James
(1565-1596) and Sarah Smith.
William and Margaret had 6 known
Margeret Bish was baptised on 3 September 1618 in Worth.
Sarah Bish was baptised on 28 February 1619/20 in Worth.
Ursula Bish was baptised on 12 April 1621 in Worth. She
married Richard Thompson in June 1641.
Roger Bish was baptised on 7 June 1622 in Worth. He married
twice. Firstly to Ann Jermyn and then to Ellen Parr
on 6 January 1662/3 in Camberwell, London. Roger and Ellen had 1
Helen Bysshe was born in 1667 and died in 1742. She
married John Shelley.
Anthonie Bish was baptised on 20 July 1623 in Worth.
Katherine Bish was baptised on 19 November 1624 in Worth.
William next married Joan Sharrow sometime before or about 1631.
They had 1 known son:
John Bysshe was baptised on 26 October 1631.
Katherine Byshe was baptised on 6 October 1591 in Worth.
Margaret Byshe was baptised on 22 April 1593 in Worth.
Jane Bysshe was baptised on 19 March 1594/5 in Worth.
Richard Byshe was baptised on 14 May 1597 in Worth.
Hester Byshe, my 11x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 2
September 1598 in Worth. She married
Alfrey in about 1619. (They have their own page.)
Many thanks to Brian Richardson
for additions to this page.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012