and Ann HIGHAM (c1595-?)
Nicholas Catt and Ann Hyam married on 17 July 1615 in
Westfield, Sussex. Her surname was recorded as Hyam in the Sussex
Family History Group's marriage index and Hyde in the IGI. He or another
married Ann Freeman on 21
September 1607 in Ewhurst, Sussex. He was then of Hawkhurst, Kent,
whilst Ann was of Ewhurst. Yet another
married Joan Ilgate
on 23 September 1609 in Rotherfield.
Nicholas Catt's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
Ann Higham's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.
Might she have been the daughter of Stephen Hiham and
Alice Gillit who married in Ticehurst in 1590 or
William Heygham and Margaret Pankerst who married
in 1583, also in Ticehurst? An Anne Hygham was baptised on 3 February 1598/9 in Iden, Sussex, the daughter of
Richard Higham and Elizabeth,
but she probably married in Iden in 1626. An Anne Catt
was buried on 5 April 1617 in Westfield - was this the burial of mother or
daughter or someone else?
and Ann Higham may have had the following children:
John Catt was baptised on 27 September 1613 in Westfield, Sussex.
(Was he the son of a first marriage?) He may have married Susan Gunter by licence on 15 December
1635 in Burwash. Their marriage licence was issued on 7 December
1635 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes which recorded that he was a yeoman of
Ewhurst and she a spinster of Burwash. Surety for the licence was
provided by John himself and Anthony Medhurst a yeoman
was born on 30 October 1615 in Westfield.
Was he also baptised on 1 October 1615 in Sedlescombe, Sussex?
His father was from Brede, but was not named in the baptism register.
On 22 February 1652, a Nicholas Catt
yeoman of Ewhurst took on Leonard Coeman as a husbandry
apprentice. Which Nicholas was this? Was it 1615 Nicholas or
Catt who left a will in 1659?
was born on 4 February 1616/7 and baptised on 2 April 1617 in Westfield.
(Is it possible her name was wrongly recorded in the baptism register?)
Higham and Johan had the following children:
Higham was baptised on 21 April 1560 in Ticehurst. He was
the father of:
Jane Highame was baptised on 30 March 1589 in Ticehurst.
Margaret Hygham was baptised on 27 December 1561 in Ticehurst.
Higham was baptised on 22 August 1563 in Ticehurst. As
Peter Heyman he may have left a will dated 14 September 1621.
He married Dorothy Ornall on 25 June 1593 in Burwash.
They may have been the parents of:
John Highame was baptised on 30 March 1594 in Ticehurst.
He may have married Martha Bunce on 28 Juen 1619 in
Jone Higham was baptised on 8 February 1596 in Ticehurst.
She may have married William Gilles on 16 April
1620 in Battle.
Dorate Higham was baptised on 2 December 1598 in Ticehurst.
She may have married John Hunnt on 16 April 1620 in
Thomas Higham was baptised on 29 July 1607 in Ticehurst.
Higham, labourer of Ticehust, left a will dated 28 March 1605 or 11
February (ref 127-66).
Higham was the father of:
Highame was baptised on 18 January 1588 in Ticehurst.
Highome was baptised on 7 October 1593 in Ticehurst.
Higham married Alice Gellit on 17 June 1590 in
Ticehurst. They may have been the parents of:
Higham was baptised on 28 March 1596 in Ticehurst.
Higham married Margaret Pankerst on 2 November
1583 in Ticehurst. They may have been the parents of:
Higham was baptised on 1 May 1586 in Ticehurst.
Highame was baptised on 14 January 1588 in Ticehurst.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012