Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Mary FRENCH (1651-?)
were my 8x Great Grandparents.
to see their place in my pedigree chart.) They married
on 23 April 1672 in Heathfield, Sussex.
Stephen Munke was
baptised on 28 January 1648/9 in Heathfield. He was the son of
(1618-1658) and possibly Mary
(c1620-1697). Stephen was buried on
21 September 1721 in Heathfield and the burial register recorded that he was
Stephen Monk, senior.
was baptised on 16 February 1650/1 in Heathfield. She was the daughter
of Richard French
(1624-1667) and Barbara Humfry
She may have been buried on
23 January 1725/6 in Heathfield, but the burial register only records that
Mary Monk, widow was buried and she did have a sister-in-law
also named Mary Monk who was also a widow at that time.
Another Mary French was baptised on 1
February 1651/2 in Warbleton, Sussex, the daughter of
French (c1620-1681) and Replenish (c1620-1677), but
I think it more likely that Heathfield Mary married in Heathfield.
Stephen's grandfather or great grandfather was a collier in Heathfield.
Mary's grandfather was also a collier in Heathfield.
Stephen Monk and Mary
French had 9 known children:
was baptised on 18 May 1673 in Heathfield
and possibly buried there on 18 May 1673. Or did she, or her
born in 1679, marry Thomas Dunk on 2 February 1695/6 in Heathfield?
Mary was then of Heathfield and Thomas of Burwash.
was baptised on 6 January 1674/5 in
Heathfield. She may have been buried on 23 October 1704 in Heathfield.
The entry in the burial register is for Sarah daughter of Stephen and
was baptised on 21 January 1676/7 in
Heathfield. He may have been buried on 19 June 1748 in
Heathfield, but another
John Monk was baptised on 23 Febraury 1685/6 in Heathfield,
the son of
was baptised on 16 June 1679 in Heathfield
and buried there on 7 February 1682/3.
was baptised on 17 May 1681 in Heathfield
and buried there on 31 March 1682/3.
my 7x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 26 December 1682 in Heathfield.
in 1709. (They have their own
was baptised on 27 January 1687/8 in
was baptised on 29 January 1689/90 in
Heathfield. He was baptised on the same day as his cousin
Stephen was described as a husbandman of Heathfield in 1739. He may
have been buried on 13 December 1748 in Heathfield, but unfortunately
the burial only records that Stephen Monk was buried
and gives no other helpful information.
Stephen married Mary Fuller. They may have married in Dallington
on 13 June 1721, at which time they were both said to be of Heathfield.
However, their marriage licence would seem to have been dated 12 June 1725, and
that recorded that Stephen was a yeoman of Heathfield and Mary a widow.
Mary had previously married John Fuller, gent of Heathfield.
was baptised on 17 April 1694 in
The baptism dates have come from the
original parish register on microfilm. Some pages are impossible to read,
so there may have been other children. I could not find a will for Stephen,
but his brother John Monk
a cooper of Heathfield left a will
dated 20 May 1717.
Who was the Mary Monk who married Thomas Balcomb on 3 August
1714 in Dallington, Sussex? Might she have been in some way related to
the above family? Thomas and Mary had at least 1 child:
Thomas Baucombe married Ann Barton by Banns on 30 April 1742
in Heathfield. They had at least 1 child:
Thomas Balcomb married Lucy
Simmonds on 26 August 1794 in Heathfield. She was the daughter
of James Simmonds and Ann. They also had at
least 1 child:
Thomas Balcomb married Jane Wood. She was the
James Wood and
Ann Oxley. Thomas and Jane had at least 1 child:
The following extract has been copied from the A2A web site:
FILE - Lease for a year - ref. SAS-B/828
- date: 18 Oct 1739
By Arthur Berry
of Seal, Kent, victualler, and Stephen Monk
of Heathfield, husbandman, and Mary his wife (who was widow and
relict of John Fuller late of Heathfield, gent. decd.) to Joseph
Weller of Dallington, esq., of a messuage or tenement with barn,
stable, stall, outhouses &c. and lands belonging called Sandland,
containing 30 acres, late in the tenure of John Smith and then of
Stephen Monk, in Heathfield; which said premises the said John
Fuller decd. purchased of Wm. Farncombe, gent. Marks of
Arthur Berry and Stephen Monk
and signature of Mary Monk. Witnesses:- W. Roffe,
FILE - Release in fee - ref. SAS-B/829
- date: 19 Oct 1739
Between the said
Arthur Berry and Stephen Monk
(1), John York of Dallington, bricklayer, (2), the said Joseph
Weller (3) and Daniel Blackman of Dallington, cordwainer (4)
Whereby - in
consideration of £235 - the said Arthur Berry and Stephen Monk
released to the said Jos. Weller the messuage and lands mentioned
in the above Lease for a year To hold in trust for the said John York
and Sarah his daughter with provision for the vesting of a term of
years in Daniel Blackman to secure the payment by the said Sarah,
daughter of the said John York, of £60 to Mary another
daughter of John York by a former marriage
FILE - Fine - ref. SAS-B/830
- date: 1739
Weller, esq., plaintiff, and Arthur Berry and Mary his
wife, Stephen Monk and
Mary his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, one barn, 2 stables, 2
gardens, 2 orchards, 20 acres of land, 5 ac. of meadow, 5 ac. of pasture,
5 ac. of wood, 10 ac. of furze and heath, and common of pasture for all
cattle in Heathfield. Trinity term, 13 Geo. II
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