Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Robert DOUDESWELL (c1560-1636)

and Elizabeth (?-1610)

and Margaret CRAYFORD (?-1634)


Robert Doudeswell and Elizabeth were my 10x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married sometime before or about 1588 and possibly in or near Rotherfield, Sussex.

Robert Doudeswell was born about 1560 possibly in Gloucestershire.  He was buried on 22 September 1636 in Rotherfield, Sussex.  He married twice.  His second marriage was to Margaret Crayford on 10 May 1611 in Rotherfield.

Elizabethís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 31 May 1610 in Rotherfield.

Margaret Crayfordís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 12 May 1634 in Rotherfield.


Robert Doudeswell and Elizabeth had 9 known children:

  1. Robert Doudewell was born before 1588 and buried on 25 October 1590/1 in Rotherfield.

  2. Frances Doudeswell was baptised on 24 August 1589 in Rotherfield.

  3. Mary Doudeswell was baptised on 31 October 1591 in Rotherfield.  She married Nicholas Turner, a Husbandman of Rotherfield, by Licence on 4 June 1615 at St. Mary's Westout, Lewes, Sussex.  Nicholas was born about 1590.

  4. Margaret Doudswell was baptised on 24 March 1592/3 in Rotherfield.

  5. Alice Doudswell was baptised on 19 December 1596 in Rotherfield.  She married Thomas Pike, a widower, on 14 February 1624 in Rotherfield.

  6. Elizabeth Dodswell was baptised in April 1599 in Rotherfield.

  7. Katherine Doudeswell was baptised in October 1601 in Rotherfield.  She married John Thatcher on 17 April 1626 in Rotherfield.

  8. Margery Doudswell was baptised on 11 March 1603 in Rotherfield.

  9. Robert Doudeswell, my 9x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 22 February 1606 in Rotherfield.  He married Mary Aynscombe in 1658.  (They have their own page.) 5 273

Robert Doudeswell and Margaret Crayford had 3 known children:

  1. A daughter was buried on 14 April 1612 in Rotherfield.

  2. Jone Dodeswell was baptised on 12 September 1613 in Rotherfield.  She married John Browne on 21 May 1633 in Heathfield, Sussex.

  3. An unbaptised child was buried on 3 November 1619 in Rotherfield.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012