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Sussex Lookup Requests / Mary Ashdowne
« on: Today at 02:18 »
Hi

I'm hoping someone here can help me resolve a puzzle and identify the christening of my ancestor Mary Ashdowne.

Mary Ashdowne married Willam Ovenden in Rotherfield on 24 Apr 1683. As far as I know they only had two children:

William Ovenden - chr 14 Feb 1683 Rotherfield [my ancestor]
Elizabeth Ovenden - chr 27 May 1688 Rotherfield

William Ovenden [senior] died in  1690 leaving a Will. He appointed his brother John Ovenden and his brother in law William Ashdown as Executors. He appointed his uncle Joseph Moon and father in law William Ashdowne as overseers.

This suggests that his wife Mary was the daughter of a William Ashdowne, and that she had a brother named William - both of whom were still alive when the Will was written.

Given that Mary and William were married in 1683 it seems likely that Mary was born in the 1660s. However I have so far not found a Mary Ashdowne who is the daughter of a William Ashdown and who has a brother named William.

The only Marys I have found so far as follows:

Mary Ashdowne - chr 10 May 1663 Rotherfield - d of John Ashdwne
Mary Ashdowne - chr 17 Sep 1665 Rotherfield - d of John and Mary Ashdowne [possibly the same parents as in the previous case]

As regards William, there is a William and Mary Ashdowne having children in Rotherfield in the 1660s and 1670s who have a son named Willliam.

William Ashdowne - chr 1 Jul 1666 Rotherfield - son of William and Mary Ashdowne

The problem is that this appears to be the only William Ashdowne who had a son named William in the right time period, however I can't see any christening for a daughter named Mary associated with this family. Given that William Ashdown [senior] was married to a woman named Mary I suspect he would have named a daughter Mary. Interestingly there is a gap of about 7 years between the christening of William and the next child I have found [Elizabeth Ashdowne chr 21 Sep 1673 Rotherfield] so Mary could have been born between 1666 and 1670.

Any ideas welcomed.

Many Thanks

Matt

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Mary Eaton [or Katon] and Margaret Plummer
« on: Thursday 15 February 18 16:27 GMT (UK)  »
Hi

What about this one in Godmersham, it may have been how the minister heard it ( surname)

Mary Edden baptised 23 March 1616 daughter of Robert.

Claire

Hi Claire

Just checked this one on FindMyPast. It's the only record for a Mary that comes up between 1610 and 1625, using all variations of the surname.

It also appears to be the only "Edden" christening in Godmersham at that time,  and the only one where the father is named as Robert.

I didn't find any burials for Mary or Robert. However I think I found Robert's marriage. This appears to have happened in May 1616 in Chilham. It is the only one I've found.

Anyhow I'm gonna leave the Edden/Eaton lot there for now. I've still got to sort out the Roberts, Chapman, Land, and Dourne/Dworn trees. Not to mention the Ovendens and Moons in Sussex lol!

Matt

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Mary Eaton [or Katon] and Margaret Plummer
« on: Thursday 15 February 18 13:23 GMT (UK)  »
Hi

What about this one in Godmersham, it may have been how the minister heard it ( surname)

Mary Edden baptised 23 March 1616 daughter of Robert.

Claire

Hi Claire

"Eaton", "Eton", "Etton", "Endon"?

It could be her possibly. I can see how the name could be misheard.

I'll check for any other "Eddon" children and see if there's any burials too.

Matt

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Mary Eaton [or Katon] and Margaret Plummer
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 23:16 GMT (UK)  »
There was a Mary Eaton, daughter of Robert baptised 4th July 1630 at Wye.  A bit young to be married in 1643 ???

I found that christening as well, and I think it is the only one I've seen. I agree that at 13 it would make her a little young to be married in 1643.

I'll keep an eye on her though, just in case.

Thanks

Matt

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Kent Lookup Requests / Mary Eaton [or Katon] and Margaret Plummer
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi

Is anyone able to check for the following christenings:

Mary Eaton [or possibly Katon] in Godmersham or the nearby area between 1600 and 1630.

Margaret Plummer - in Ashford or the nearby area c1662

Mary Eaton married Daniel Chapman in Godmersham in 1643 and some transcripts have her name as Eaton and some as Katon. The original on the PR looks more like Eaton (or Eton) as the "E" resembles the "E" used in "Elizabeth" on the page.

Margaret Plummer married Richard Chapman in Lenham in 1685 (by licence). Both Richard and Margaret are described as being "of Ashford" and her age is given as 22 which would make her born in about 1662. However I haven't found any sign of a Margaret Plummer in Ashford or anywhere in 1662. The only Margaret I've so far found was christened in Canterbury in about 1659.

Thanks for any suggestions

Matt

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Kent / Re: First Marriage of Margaret Reader
« on: Monday 12 February 18 14:55 GMT (UK)  »
I've now found more info on both Margaret Reader and Richard Chapman.

It looks like he had another wife named Margaret Plummer (they married in 1685). So Margaret Reader isn't my ancestor, Margaret Plummer is.

He may also have had another wife named Ann in between these two marriages.

Matt

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Kent / Re: First Marriage of Margaret Reader
« on: Monday 12 February 18 10:45 GMT (UK)  »
Helkiah Reader was a mercer of Ashford, his son John was apprenticed as a joiner

https://bifmo.data.history.ac.uk/entry/reader-john-1687

There's a will for Hezekiah senior

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/01/ASH/04/01r.htm

Hiya

Thanks for that info.

Matt

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Kent / Re: Ashford Parish Register Look Up
« on: Monday 12 February 18 10:44 GMT (UK)  »
A transcription of Ashford records is available online

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/01/ASH/01/00.htm

That's great, thanks. I had been looking for something like this last night.

Already found the first burial I'm after.

Thanks again

Matt

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Kent / Re: First Marriage of Margaret Reader
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 23:45 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure how many Hilkiah Readers there are in the area but there is a burial of Hilkiah Reader Gent. in Wye ( which is only about 8 miles from Charing)October 1676 - which is too late for the marriage record you have. Wonder if there is an error in the registers ? Hilkeah seems such a odd name and to find a burial of one in the same sort of timeframe and area - what are the chances ?

A Hilkiah Reader also gets a mention in a PCC Will on Anc* of a Lydia Reader (his mother) of Ashford Kent dated 1650.

Hi Claire

That's interesting, there could be a link. I'm not too worried that the burial of this Hilkiah Reader in October 1676 is after the marriage of Richard Chapman and Margaret Reader [wid] in May 1676. I have a family in Sussex where both the man and the woman were married to other people (and having children) when they married - it has produced quite a large tree with multiple descendants from each pair of spouses. It's a good job a lot of them left Wills.

Anyhow I have now found out some more info about Richard Chapman and Margaret Reader, and I don't think she was his only wife. I also don't think she is the mother of my ancestor Mary Chapman either.

It looks like Richard might have been married three times but I need to do a bit more digging. I'll let you know what I find out.

Matt

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