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John OCKENDEN (c1520-1593)

and unknown

 

John Ockenden was my 12x Great Grandfather.  (Click here to see his place in my pedigree chart.)  He was a yeoman of Cowfold, Sussex.  He was buried on 11 February 1592/3 in Cowfold, as John Ockenden, senior.  He appointed his son-in-law, Thomas Roberts, and John Chapman as overseers of his will, which was dated 2 January 1586/8 and supposedly proved on 17 January 1592/3 (a month before he died!  Unless he died 1591/2 or his will was prove 1593/4.) (ref Lewes A9 106).  His son-in-law only survived him by month.  John was appointed an overseer to his brother Roger Ockenden's will of 1571.  He was also named in the 1577 will of his brother Richard Ockenden.

John may have been a descendent of John Ockenden and his wife Christain who in 1397 held Eastridge in Cowfold.

In 1555 John held an estate called North or Little Oakendene of Wallhurst manor.

Did John marry Joane?

 

John Ockenden and unknown may have had 3 children:

  1. John Ockenden may have been a son.  He was buried on 10 November 1586 in Cowfold.

  2. Joane Ockenden, my 11x Great Grandmother, may have been born in the 1540's.  She married Thomas Roberts in 1564.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Elizabeth Ockenden was named in her father's will of 1586/7, although she was buried on 22 December 1580 in Cowfold.  She was the first wife of John Cowper a Yeoman of Cowfold.  They married in 1575.  (They have their own page.)

 

John Ockenden had 2 known brothers and a sister:

  1. Richard Ockenden was of Henfield.  He was a Church Warden there in 1547.  He was named as an Overseer to John Gratwicke of Shermanbury's will of 1557, and his brother Roger's will of 1571, and his son-in-law John Ward's will of 1578.  His own will was dated 6 May 1577 and proved on 25 September 1578.  His brother John Ockenden was a witness to his will, in which he mentioned Nicholas Faulconer.  Richard married Elizabeth Pelham, who was also mentioned in his will.

    The following is an extract from the A2A web site:

    By Richard Ockenden of Chetham in Henfield, yeoman, to John Holden of the same place, husbandman, - for 120 - of All those lands, tenements, medowes, leasures, pastures and feedyngs in Henfylde called Wolfely Cormen otherwise the Blackland Cormen and the house and lands in the tenure of John Abarrowe called the Stokeland; All which premises the said Richard Ockenden late purchased of Elizabeth Comber of Abton, co. Sussex, widow, late wife of John Berde late of Aberton decd. and John Berde of the same place, gent., son of the same John and Elizabeth, by deeds of 10 Nov., 3 Eliz:, among other lands and tenements, for 220. And which premises the said John Berde the father had for 500 years, with other lands and tenements by the grant and demise of Wm. Comber late of Shermanbury decd., 8 June, 34 Hen. VIII. And which premises the said Wm. Comber had by grant and demise of Thomas, Lord Sands, for 500 years by deed of 3 March, 33 Hen. VIII (ref. SAS-EG/284, dated 10 January 1562)
     

     Richard and Elizabeth had 4 known daughters:

  1. Joan Ockenden was named in her father's will, by which she received a quarter share of Wellingby.  She married Richard Butcher of Shermanbury.  He was an Overseer of his father-in-law's will.

  2. Margery Ockenden was named in her father's will.  She married Barnard A'more of Henfield.  He was also an Overseer of his father-in-law's will.  They had 1 known daughter:

    1. Elizabeth A'more was named in her grandfather's 1577 will, by which she received a quarter share of Wellingby.  She was then the second wife of William Comber of Wappingthorne and Shermanbury.

  3. Lettis Ockenden was named in her father's will, by which she received a quarter share of Wellingby.  She married Robert Brewer.  He was also an Overseer of his father-in-law's will.  They had 2 known sons:

    1. Richard Brewer was named in his grandfather's 1577 will, by which he received a house in Shermanbury.

    2. Edward Brewer was named in his grandfather's will.

  4. Anne Ockenden named in her father's will, by which she received a quarter share of Wellingby.  She married twice.  Firstly to John Ward a Yeoman of Cowfold.  He was buried on 3 June 1578 in Cowfold.  His will was dated 29 May 1578 and proved on 26 June 1578.  John and Ann had 3 or 4 known children:

    1. Richard Ward was baptised on 2 September 1568 in Cowfold.

    2. Jeseebel Ward was baptised on 31 January 1569/70 in Cowfold.

    3. Anna Ward was baptised on 22 February 1572/3 in Cowfold.

    4. Mary Ward may have been a daughter.  She was baptised on 16 January 1575/6 in Cowfold, but neither parents names were recorded against her baptism.

    Anne then married John Chapman of Cowfold on 22 September 1578 in Cowfold.  They had the following son:

    1. John Chapman was baptised on 7 August 1579 in Cowfold, but neither parents names were recorded against his baptism.

  1. Roger Ockenden was of Henfield.  His will was dated 10 June 1571 and was proved on 17 April 1572.  He named his brothers John Ockenden and Richard Ockenden as the Overseers of his will.  In his will he mentioned his Uncle Richard Staple, Margery wife of Thomas Michell and Nicholas Faulconer.Roger married Awdrey, who was named in his will.  They had 2 known daughters:

  1. Margaret Ockenden was named in her father's will.

  2. Jane Ockenden was named in her father's will.

  1. His sister married ? Linfold and they had 1 known son:

  1. Henry Linfold was named in his Uncle John Ockenden's will of 1586/7

 

OCKENDEN

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012