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Henry MONK (1682-1759)

and Sarah COLLINS (c1685-1767)

 

Henry Monck and Sarah Collins were my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by banns on 19 September 1709 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  He was then a miller of Etchingham.  Henry would have been aged about 26 or 27 years at the time of their marriage.  They were married for nearly 40 years and had at least 33 Grandchildren.

Henry Monk was baptised on 26 December 1682 in Heathfield, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 288 Stephen Monk (1648-1721) and 5 288 Mary French (1651-?).  Henry was a miller and was unable to sign his name.  He was buried on 4 June 1759 in Burwash, Sussex and was described in the burial register as Henry Monk, senior.  He left a will dated 12 December 1739 in which he stated he was of Burwash.  His will was proved on 16 June 1759.  (Click 5 355 here to read my transcript of his will.)

Sarah Collinsís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, but probably sometime between 1680 and 1690.  She was buried on 23 November 1767 in Burwash and was described in the burial register as a widow.  She was appointed sole Executrix of her husbandís will.  Might she have been the daughter of Richard Collins and Mary Leanie who married on 21 April 1669 in Wadhurst?

The 1747 Window Tax assessment recorded that Henry Monk, senior of Burwash, had 9 windows and was required to pay 2 shillings.

 

Henry Monk and Sarah Collins had 8 known children:

  1. Stephen Monk was baptised on 17 November 1710 in Etchingham, Sussex.  He was not mentioned in his fatherís 1739 will.

  2. Sarah Monk was baptised on 23 March 1711/2 in Etchingham.  Sarah was mentioned in her fatherís will as the wife of Thomas Botten.

    Sarah married Thomas Botten on 16 November 1735 in Burwash.  They were both of Burwash at the time of their marriage.

    Thomas was baptised on 25 March 1705 in Wadhurst and was the son of Stephen Botten and Margaret Jeoffery.

    Thomas and Sarah had 2 known children:

    1. Ann Botten was baptised on 2 August 1737 in Burwash.

    2. Thomas Botten was baptised on 13 May 1739 in Burwash.

  3. Henry Monk was baptised on 3 June 1714 in Etchingham.  He died aged 86 years, according to the burial register, and was buried on 2 May 1797 in Burwash.  He was mentioned in his fatherís will.  The 1747 Window Tax assessment recorded that Henry Monk, junior of Burwash, had 8 windows and that he was poor, and, therefore, was exempt from paying the tax.

    Henry married Elizabeth Swaine on 11 April 1737 in Burwash.  They were both of Burwash.

    Elizabeth was buried on 6 March 1775 in Burwash and was described in the burial register as wife of Henry.  As Elizabeth Goring she had previously married George Swaine on 5 February 1731/2 in Burwash.  George was baptised on 17 March 1701/2 in Burwash and was buried there on 9 June 1733.  George and Elizabeth were the parents of George Swaine who was baptised on 30 April 1732 and Elizabeth was the mother of base born Thomas Swaine who was baptised on 3 March 1733/4, both in Burwash.

    Henry and Elizabeth had 1 known daughter:

    1. Sarah Monk was baptised on 16 November 1738 in Burwash.

      Sarah may have married William Masters on 24 May 1772 in Burwash.

      William may have been baptised on 15 March 1734 in Hollington, Sussex and have been the son of George Masters and Mary Bonwick.

      William and Sarah had the following known daughter:

      1. Sarah Masters was baptised on 19 June 1776 in Burwash.

        Sarah married Thomas Tichbon on 22 August 1798 in Burwash.

  4. John Monk was baptised on 25 October 1715 in Etchingham and buried there on 29 October 1715.

  5. Mary Monk was baptised on 7 July 1717 in Etchingham.  She was mentioned in her fatherís will as the wife of Joseph Cruttenden.

    Mary married Joseph Cruttenden on 2 January 1733/4 in Etchingham.

    Joseph was born about 1702.

    Joseph and Mary had 8 known children:

    1. Mary Crittenden was baptised on 31 May 1735 in Burwash.

    2. Sarah Crittenden was baptised on 26 February 1736/7 in Burwash.

    3. Esther Crittenden was baptised on 11 August 1739 in Burwash.

    4. Joseph Crittenden was baptised on 17 July 1741 in Burwash.

    5. Henry Crittenden was baptised on 11 October 1743 in Burwash.

    6. Frances Crittenden was baptised on 26 January 1744/5 in Burwash.  She married Joseph Wenham on 20 July 1772 in Ticehurst.  The couple had 5 known children:

      1. Frances Wenham was baptised on 3 April 1774 in Burwash.

      2. Joseph Wenham was baptised on 13 October 1776 in Burwash.

      3. Thomas Wenham was baptised on 27 September 1778 in Burwash.

      4. Sarah Wenham was baptised on 3 June 1781 in Burwash.

      5. Mary Wenham was baptised on 20 June 1784 in Burwash.

    7. William Crittenden was baptised on 6 June 1748 in Burwash.

    8. John Crittenden was baptised on 1 January 1749/50 in Burwash.

  6. Ann Monk was baptised on 5 July 1719 in Etchingham.  She married William Eastwood in 1739.  (They have their own page.)

  7. Frances Monk, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 26 August 1722 in Etchingham.  She married 5 160 Edward Tester in 1746 in Burwash.  (They have their own page.)

  8. Elizabeth Monk was baptised on 20 February 1723/4 in Etchingham.  She was mentioned in her fatherís will of 1739.

 

COLLINS          MONK

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