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John WOOLVIN (c1618-1658)

and Leah LANCASTER (c1620-?)

 

John Woolvin and Leah Lancaster married on 25 April 1639 in West Grinstead, Sussex.  They may have been my 9x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart.)

John Woolvin's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Might he have been the son of John Woolvin (1579-1652) and possibly Joan Smyth (?-1619).  If so then he was most probably born after 1615, as in that year his possible grandfather died and named the children of his son John in his will, and John junior was not mentioned.  Or was he the son of Benjamin Woolvin (1587-1619) and Margery Pollard?  He may have been buried as John Woollvin on 8 November 1658 in West Grinstead.  There was another John Woolvin of similar age, although he was mentioned in the 1684 will of his brother, therefore, I think the 1658 burial was that of Leah's husband.  John was appointed the executor of his father-in-law's will, which was dated 30 September 1646 and proved in London on 4 February 1651/2.

John can not be the son of Richard born in 1584, as his son named John went to live in Lyminster.  Nor does it seem likely that he was a son of Ralph born in 1599, as his eldest son named John was born about 1620/1 and he was mentioned in his brother Ralph's 1684 will.

Leah Lancaster's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was the daughter of Richard Lancaster (?-1647) and Elizabeth Arnold (1591-?) who had married on 23 May 1614 in West Grinstead.  Her father was a yeoman of West Grinstead.  She was named in her father's will as the wife of John Woolvin.  Her mother was not mentioned in her father's will, therefore, I assume she predeceased him.  Leah's sister Mary wife of Thomas Fowler was also named in their father's will, after Leah's name.

A John Woollvin of West Grinstead signed the 1641/2 Protestation Returne.

 

John Woolvin and Leah Lancaster may have had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Woolvin was baptised on 20 September 1640 in West Grinstead.  Did she marry Henry Mitchell on 26 June 1672 in Capel, Surrey?  They were both then of Horsham.  Elizabeth was mentioned in her maternal grandfather's will of 1646, by which she was to receive 20 when she reached 18 years of age as well as a chest of linen.

  2. Ayme Woolvin was baptised on 8 March 1644/5 in West Grinstead.  She was named as Anne Woolvin in her maternal grandfather's will, by which she was to receive 20 when she reached 18 years of age as well as a chest of linen.

    As Ann Woolven she may have married Richard Cheyney on 12 May 1664 in Shipley.

    Richard may have been buried on 1 March 1681/2 in Shipley.

    Ann may have next married Robert Botting on 7 February 1689 in Shipley.  He was then said to be a widower, but Ann's marital state was not noted.  Robert may have previously married Timothea Burt on 14 June 1668 in Slaugham.

    Richard and Ann had the following children:

    1. John Cheyney was baptised on 19 March 1666/7 in Shipley and buried there on 14 April 1667.

    2. Richard Cheyney was baptised on 1 February 1671/2 in Shipley and buried there on 17 April 1672.

    3. Mary Cheyney was baptised on 3 October 1675 in Shipley.

    4. Sarah Cheyney was baptised on 3 October 1675 in Shipley and buried there on 24 November 1675.

  3. Joan Woollvin was baptised on 26 July 1647 in West Grinstead.  Did she marry Richard Jupp by licence on 9 November 1671 at St. Martin's in Chichester?  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day and noted that she was a spinster of Shipley and he a yeoman of the same place.

  4. Leah Woollvin was baptised on 25 December 1649 in West Grinstead.  Did she marry John Mulford on 3 June 1673 in Capel, Surrey?  They were both then of Horsham.  A Leah Mulford married Henry Skinner on 18 April 1682 in West Chiltington.

  5. Richard Woollvin was baptised on 26 November 1651 in West Grinstead.  Did he marry Ann Cripps in about 1672?  (They have their own page.)

  6. Mary Woolvin was baptised on 19 March 1653/4 in West Grinstead.

  7. Ruth Woollvin was baptised on 1 September 1658 in West Grinstead.

    Did she marry Bartholmew Jupp on 24 April 1698 in Ashurst.  He was then said to be a weaver.  (Ralph Woolvin born in 1649 was also a weaver.  He was the son of John Woolvin.  Is is possible that Ruth was part of that family, rather than the daughter of John and Leah?)

    Bartholomew was buried on 11 January 1705/6 in Ashurst and Ruth Jupp was buried there on 10 April 1709.

    Bartholomew may previously married Ann Holden on 5 May 1681 and Elizabeth Newman on 21 April 1690, both in Ashurst.  Elizabeth was buried in Ashurst on 9 January 1694/5.

    Bartholomew and Ruth had the following children:

    1. Mary Jup was baptised on 16 September 1699 in Ashurst.  The baptism register noted that her father was a weaver.  A marriage licence was issued on 6 April 1716 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester to Henry Harwood a bachelor and yeoman of West Grinstead and Mary Jupp a spinster of Warminghurst.

    2. Richard Jupp was baptised on 30 March 1701 in Ashurst.  The baptism register again noted that his father was a weaver.  Might he have married Hannah Andrew by licence on 21 June 1722 in Wiggonholt, Sussex.  Richard was then said to be of West Grinstead and Hannah of Thakeham.  Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by the Archdeaconry of Chichester which also noted that surety for the licence was provided by Richard himself and James Andrew of Thakeham.

 

Many thanks to Norma Podesta for additions to this page.

LANCASTER          WOOLVEN

This page was last updated on 26 May 2009