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Anthony MILLAM (c1570-1638)

and Joan LUCAR (c1570-1605)

and Elizabeth (c1570-1639)


Anthony Millam and Jone Lucar 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.

Anthony Millam’s 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.

Joan Lucar’s 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.

Elizabeth’s 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:

  1. Elizabeth Millam was baptised on 28 January 1592/3 in Ardingly.

    Elizabeth married Henry Stannige 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 surrounding parishes.

  2. Jone Millam 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 1595.

  3. William Millam was baptised on 25 January 1595/6 in Ardingly and buried there on 10 April 1596.

  4. Caterne Millam was baptised on 6 February 1596/7 in Ardingly.  She had an illegitimate son:

    1. Jephtah Millam was baptised on 9 August 1619 in Ardingly and his mother's name was then recorded as Katherin.

  5. Mary Millam was baptised on 15 April 1599 in Ardingly.  She married John Simmons in 1620.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Marmagaret Millam was baptised on 12 April 1601 in Ardingly.  She may have been buried as Margery Millam “a dumb maid” on 12 November 1646 in Ardingly.

  7. Anthonie Millam was baptised on 31 July 1603 in Ardingly.  He was buried on 5 July 1666 in Ardingly, when his name was recorded as Anthony Millome.


Anthony Millam and Elizabeth had 3 known children:

  1. Jane Millam 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”.

  2. An unbaptised child was buried on 17 April 1608 in Ardingly.

  3. Susan Millam was baptised on 19 March 1608/9 in Ardingly.

    Susan married Richard Gander on 14 April 1634 in Cuckfield.

    They had 3 known children:

    1. Francis Gander was baptised on 25 June 1635 in Cuckfield.

    2. John Gander was baptised on 21 August 1637 in Slaugham, Sussex.

    3. Anne Gander was baptised on 29 November 1640 in Slaugham.




Neither Anthony or Joan appear to have been baptised in Ardingly.  Their 1592 marriage was the first Millam event in Ardingly.  However, a James Lerken/Lukar, a Hammerman, had 3 children:

  1. Mary Lerken was baptised on 8 April 1582 in Ardingly.  She may have married Nicholas Addes on 2 October 1610 in Ardingly.

  2. Margaret Lukar was baptised on 14 December 1584 in Ardingly.  She married 5 245 Joseph Simmons in 1605.

  3. 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?


An Antonius Millam was baptised on 6 May 1621 in Shipley, Sussex as the son of Leonardi Millam.  A Lenoard Millam married Margaret Haler on 24 May 1601 also in Shipley. 

Might there be some relationship between the Ardingly Millams and those in Shipley?