Anthony MILLAM (c1570-1638)
and Joan LUCAR (c1570-1605)
and Elizabeth (c1570-1639)
married on 16 April 1592 in Ardingly, Sussex. After Joan's death
Anthony married Elizabeth, but no possible marriage has been found in
either the Sussex or Surrey marriage indexes.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, although according to an
entry on the Family Search web site, he was born about 1567 (i.e. assuming
he was 25 at marriage). He was buried
on 24 October 1638 in Ardingly. The burial register described him as “an
old man of the Hammer”. Ardingly had both a Furnace (map ref. TQ
337287) and Forge (TQ 334289). In 1574 the forge was operated by
Ninian Challenor and in 1597, Francis Chalenor erected a furnace
at Sauceland in Ardingly (source: "The Iron Industry of the Weald" by
Henry Cleere and David Crossley). Anthony was most probably an
immigrant iron-worker of French origin.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, but an entry on the Family
Search web site suggests she was born about 1570. She was buried on 12
September 1605 in Ardingly.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. She was buried on 13
May 1639 in Ardingly and was described as an old woman.
Anthony Millam and Joan
Lucar had 7 known children:
was baptised on 28 January 1592/3 in
on 12 February 1620/1 in Ardingly. I can
not find any children from this marriage baptised in Ardingly or the
neighbouring parish of Cuckfield - at some point I will check other
was baptised on 2 March 1594/5 in Ardingly
and died soon after. Her burial was recorded in the Ardingly
register but the date was omitted, however, the next burial entry was dated 21 April
was baptised on 25 January 1595/6 in
Ardingly and buried there on 10 April 1596.
was baptised on 6 February 1596/7 in
Ardingly. She had an illegitimate son:
Millam was baptised on 9 August
1619 in Ardingly and his mother's name was then recorded as Katherin.
Millam was baptised on 15 April 1599 in Ardingly. She married
in 1620. (They have their own
was baptised on 12 April 1601 in
Ardingly. She may have been buried as
“a dumb maid” on 12 November 1646 in
was baptised on 31 July 1603 in Ardingly.
He was buried on 5 July 1666 in Ardingly, when his name was recorded as
Anthony Millam and
Elizabeth had 3 known children:
was baptised on 31 August 1606 in
Ardingly. She was buried on 20 November 1629 in Ardingly and was
described as “a maidservant of Balcombe”.
An unbaptised child was buried on 17 April
1608 in Ardingly.
was baptised on 19 March 1608/9 in
Richard Gander on 14 April 1634 in
They had 3 known children:
was baptised on 25 June 1635 in Cuckfield.
was baptised on 21 August 1637 in
was baptised on 29 November 1640 in
Neither Anthony or Joan appear to have been
baptised in Ardingly. Their 1592 marriage was the first Millam event in
Ardingly. However, a
a Hammerman, had 3 children:
Mary Lerken was baptised on 8 April
1582 in Ardingly. She may have married Nicholas Addes on 2
October 1610 in Ardingly.
Margaret Lukar was baptised on 14
December 1584 in Ardingly. She married
Simmons in 1605.
Edward Lucar was baptised on 24
January 1591 in Ardingly. As Edward Lucas he may have married
Susan Falconer on 28 August 1613 in Balcombe, Sussex.
Might James have been the brother of Joan?
was baptised on 6 May 1621 in Shipley,
Sussex as the son of
A Lenoard Millam
on 24 May 1601 also in Shipley.
Might there be some
relationship between the Ardingly Millams and those in Shipley?