Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas CAPLIN (c1645-1717)

and Elizabeth BROOMER (c1655-1732)


Thomas Caplyn and Elizabeth Broomer were possibly my 8x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 27 December 1678 in Henfield, Sussex.

St. Peter and St. Paul, Ashington, Sussex, circa 1912, from: Caplin's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He left a will dated 17 September 1714 and proved on 6 May 1717 - click here to read my transcript of his will - at which time he was a yeoman of Ashington, Sussex.  He may have been the son of John Caplin who left a will proved in 1670, in which he appointed his son, Thomas Caplin as the executor.

Elizabeth Broomer's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried as a widow, on 3 June 1732 in Ashington.  Elizabeth was appointed the sole executrix of her husband's will and her brother William Broomeham was to be an overseer of his will.  Her brother, as William Broomer married Elizabeth Smith on 16 January 1667/8 in Henfield.  Might Elizabeth and William have been the children of William Bromeham and Jane Peter who married on 13 May 1647 in Henfield?


Thomas Caplin and Elizabeth Broomer had 5 known children:

  1. Daniel Caplin, my possible 7x Great Grandfather, was mentioned in his father's will.  He married Sarah in about 1705.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Elizabeth Caplin was baptised on 6 September 1685 in Ashington.  Only her father's name was recorded against her baptism entry.  She was mentioned in her father's will.

  3. Alice Capelyn was baptised on 2 Febraury 1690/1 in Ashington.  She probably died young as she was not mentioned in her father's will.

  4. William Capelyn was buried on 7 February 1693/4 in Ashington, when he was described in the burial register as the son of Thomas Capelyn.  I could not find his baptism in the Ashington registers.

  5. Thomas Capelyn was baptised on 6 February 1695/6 in Ashington.  Only his father's name was recorded in the register.  He was buried on 27 April 1714 in Ashington, as Thomas son of Thom Caplin.



This page was updated on 22 November 2012