Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Eleanor ISTED (?-?)
Nicholas Fowle and Eleanor Isted were my 12x Great Grandparents. They may have
married after 1552. Nicholas may have first married Joan Langareg
(or Joan Langridge) on 9 November 1552 in Rotherfield.
Nicholas Fowle may have been born in about
1522. He was the son of
William Fowle (c1500-1566) and
Margaret Godive or Margaret Goddin.
He died on 2 November 1599. He was an Iron Master
and with the profits from his business, he and his son William built the
house at Riverhall in Wadhurst in 1591. They built another house at
Lightlands in Frant. (Lightlands was eventually purchased by
William Stickland in 1657, and he was my 9x Great Grandfather.)
He was mentioned in his father's will of 1560 and was appointed a joint
executor, along with his brother Anthony.
His will was dated 24 October 1599 and
proved on 8 November 1600. (I have a copy of this document, which
covers 6 pages and is very difficult to read.) By his will he
requested to be buried in Rotherfield. Amongst the many bequests he
mentions: his brother Anthony Fowle; 6 daughters, but not their
names; his only son William Fowle; brother Thomas Markwicke;
Barham of Butts; John Lucke of Durgatte; sons in law John
Polhill and John Dunmoll; Nicholas Fowle son of his son
William Fowle; granddaughters Elizabeth Fowle, Frances Fowle,
Dorothy Fowle and
daughters of his son William; John Carpenter; Walter *en*ley;
William Maynard; William ***mer; Mary Mannser his
daughter's daughter; John Mannser his daughter's son; Margaret
Curde; Jane (possibly Petter or Potter); *lyrs Barham;
John Groombridge; William Norton; Nicholas Polhill his
Eleanor Isted may have been born in the
1530's. She was the daughter of
(c1500-c1542) of Moate in Mayfield and Joane (?-1557). Her
Alice Isted married
John Barham (c1535-1583).
The Isteds and Barhams, like the Fowles were Iron Masters in the Sussex
Nicholas Fowle and
Eleanor Isted had the following children:
died before his father. His death was reported at Court 27 July
1587. He was mentioned in his Grandfather William Fowle's will dated 6 September 1560.
Elizabeth Fowle may have been born after 1555 as
her youngest son was born in 1599.
She was mentioned in her grandfather William Fowle's will dated 6
Elizabeth married John Polhill.
lived at Frenches or Franchise, to the north of Burwash.
in 1611 and was buried in Burwash. His will may have been proved on
22 October 1613, when he was describe as a Gentleman of Burwash.
John and Elizabeth had at least 3 children:
Nicholas Polhill was mentioned in his Grandfather's 1599 will.
Edward Polhill was the second son and was the Rector Etchingham,
Sussex. He may have been born between 1588 and 1593.
Robert Polhill was baptised on 25 March 1599 in Burwash. He
was the youngest son and his father's heir.
William Fowle was baptised on 17 May 1560 in Frant and probably
died as an infant, although he was mentioned in his grandfather's will
dated 6 September 1560.
Dorothy Fowle may have been born after 1560 as
she was not mentioned in her Grandfather's 1560 will.
John Dunmoll of Wadhurst.
John was the son of Thomas Dunmoll of Aynsford, Kent.
His will was dated 18 January 1624/5, in which he mentioned
his son-in-law John Barham and brother-in-law William Fowle.
They had 5 known children:
James Dunmoll married Susan Cooke, the
daughter of John Cooke of Merwood, Kent
John Dunmoll died after 1634.
John married Ann Porter, the daughter of Robert
Porter of Burwash, Sussex.
John and Ann had the following children:
Elizabeth Dunmoll was possibly born between 1590-3. She
John Barham (c1587-1640).
Ellen Dunmoll married Nevil Uawyn of
William Fowle, my 11x Great
Grandfather, was baptised on 5 January
1567/8 in Frant. He married 3 times. (They have their own page.)
Thomas Fowle was baptised on 14 January 1569/70 in Frant.
This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012