and Mary (c1620-1697)
Monk and possibly Mary
were my 9x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.)
They may have married in about 1645 in or near Heathfield, Sussex.
No possible marriage has been found for them in the Sussex marriage index,
nor in the Heathfield parish register.
Henry Monke may have been
baptised on 18 January 1617/8 in Heathfield, Sussex and have been the son of John Monke.
Henry was probably buried on 14 August 1658 in Heathfield.
A John Munke married
Priscilla Durrant on 7 February 1614/5 in Heathfield. Were
they Henry's parents? John may have previously married
Jane Jorden on 9 May 1608 in Heathfield. Jane was buried on
27 November 1613 and the burial register noted that she was the wife of
John Moonke, junior, therefore, I assume he was the son of
John. John was also the father of Joane Moonke who
was baptised on 16 August 1613 in Heathfield.
A John Monke was buried in
Heathfield on 19 March 1617/8 and the burial register noted that he was a
collier. Was this Henry's father or perhaps his grandfather?
John left a will which was proved at Lewes on 21 May 1618 (I haven't yet
read his will).
John Monke married Margaret Hosmar
on 4 November 1593 in Heathfield. Marget Monke widow
wife of Jhon Monke was buried on 23 April 1630 in
Heathfield. Was Margaret or Priscilla married to the John who died
in 1618? Hopefully his will will mention his wife.
Might Henry's wife have been Mary? They did name their only known
daughter Mary. A Mary Munke
Thomas Pankerst on 7 January 1661/2 in Heathfield. Unfortunately
the marriage register gives no further information. Might Thomas have
previously married Elizabeth Monke
on 16 February 1628/9 in Heathfield? And might Elizabeth have been the
sister or half-sister of Henry? A Thomas Pankherst
was buried on 11 July 1662 in Heathfield and widow Pankherst was buried
there on 25 March 1665. Thomas the posthumous son of
Thomas Pankhurst was baptised on 29 December 1662 in
Heathfield. A Mary Pankerst married Alexander
Bissenden on 23 February 1668/9 in Heathfield, but again no further
information was given in the marriage register. Alexander was probably
buried in Heathfield on 3 March 1687 and "the old widow Bissenden" was
buried there on 4 May 1697. Alexander Bissenden was
baptised in Heathfield on 18 June 1626, the son of John Bissenden
and possibly Susan Rainsford.
I think Henry's wife was Mary and that she married Thomas in 1662, then
Alexander in 1669, and that she died in 1697. If she was at the most
47ish when Thomas was born in 1662, then she must have been born after
1615.... but I could be wrong.
Henry Monk and
had 4 known children:
was baptised on 12 April 1646 in Heathfield. He
was buried on 2 January 1724/5 in Heathfield. The burial register
recorded that he was John Monk, senior.
John was a cooper of Heathfield when he made his will
on 20 May 1717.
John married Mary Gorlay on 16 June 1678 in Burwash, Sussex.
Mary may have been buried on
23 January 1725/6 in Heathfield. The burial register records that
Mary Monk, widow was buried. She did have a sister-in-law
also named Mary Monk who was also a widow at that time.
John and Mary had 4 known children:
Mary Monk was baptised on 4 November
1679 in Heathfield.
Did she, or her cousin
Monk born in 1673, marry Thomas Dunk on 2 February 1695/6
in Heathfield? Mary was then of Heathfield and Thomas of Burwash.
Elizabeth Monk was baptised on 26 September 1682 in Heathfield.
John Monk was baptised on 23 February 1685/6 in Heathfield.
An unnamed child of John Monke was buried on 12 March
1685/6 in Heathfield. However, when John the elder died in 1725 he
was described as senior, therefore, I assume he had a son John alive at
that point. A John Monk was buried on 19 June
1748 in Heathfield, but another
was baptised on 21 January 1676/7 in
Heathfield, the son of
Elizabeth Monk was
baptised on 29 January 1689/90 in Heathfield. She was baptised on
the same day as her cousin,
my 8x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 28 January 1648/9 in Heathfield. He married
in 1672. (They have their own page.)
Mary Munke was baptised on 11 September 1653 in Heathfield.
William Muncke was born on 12 December 1655 in Heathfield.
William may have married Elizabeth Callis on 14 October 1679 in Heathfield.
Elizabeth Monk, widow was buried on 26 May 1735 in
The IGI records that a Henry Monk married Mildred Dane on 1
February 1626 in Heathfield - a transcript of the Heathfield register gives
her name as Mildred Dawe. This Henry may have been
buried on 27 April 1632 in Heathfield, by the name of Henery Munke.
A Mildred Monk married John
Walker on 7 June 1652 in Warbleton, Sussex, when she was a spinster and
he a bachelor who were both of Warbleton.
Richard Munk was buried on 10 May 1647 in Heathfield.
He left a will in which he mentioned his eldest son Richard Munk
who was under 21; daughter Elizabeth Munk under 21; son
William Munk also under 21 who was to be brought up by Richard's
brother-in-law William Pankerst.
Richard Monke married Margery Norris on 15
January 1628/9 in Heathfield.
Richard Monk was the father of:
Richard Monke was baptised on 2 May 1630 in Heathfield.
Elizabeth Muncke was baptised on 22 April 1633 in
Richard Mounck was baptised on 13 December 1642 in
Heathfield. (Should this have been William?)