Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Richard ISTED (c1500-c1542)

and Joane (?-1557)


Richard Isted and Joane may have been my 13x Great Grandparents.

Richard Isted was of Moate in Mayfield, Sussex.  He left a will dated 15 February 1542.

Joane left a will dated 11 August 1557.  From at least 1544 until her death, Joan operated the Moat Mill forge in Mayfield  In about 1550 she may have operated Bungehurst furnace in Heathfield in conjunction with Moat Mill forge.


Richard Isted and Joane had 5 known children:

  1. Thomas Isted was the eldest son.  He took over the occupation of the Moat Mill forge after his mother's death.  He was still there in 1590.

  2. Elizabeth Isted married John Baker of Withyam.

  3. Alice Isted married John Barham of Wadhurst.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Agnes Isted married John Porter.  He was the son of Richard Porter and Joane Widegose.  John died in 1574

  5. Eleanor Isted, my 12x Great Grandmother married Nicholas Fowle. (They have their own page.)



This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012