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Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« on: Thursday 17 November 11 17:17 GMT (UK) »
I have been following my family line back and reached my 5 x great grandfather Edward Porter to his christening in Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire in 1755 through his military records. On the IGI Family search I have found his christening and that of his father Edward Porter b.1724 Much Dewchurch, I believe his mother was Martha but not found there marriage registration?  It seems the next generation back was a marriage between Thomas Porter and Magdalene Markey in Much Dewchurch on 18 Oct 1719.

This lead for Thomas Porter seems to end there but Magdalene Markey was christened on 28 Jul 1695 in Much Dewchurch to William and Elizabeth Markey. I have found a marriage for William Markey and Elizabeth Smyth on 28 Sept 1679 Much Dewchurch and its seems possible that her father was a local land owner called Thomas Smyth. Magdalene was William and Elizabeth’s youngest daughter and their eldest was called Benedicta born in 1681. There is also another marriage a year later between Elizabeth Markey and Charles Williams in Much Dewchurch in 1680 which could be William Markey’s sister but I cannot find any christening records for either of them to see who their parents were?  I can see from other information on the web that there are suggestions that William Markey was the son of Benedicta Hoskins b.1610 Harewood Hall and John Markey b.1606 Alton but this seems incorrect because their son William Markey married both Elizabeth Cecil and Lydia (Daughter of Sir Gabriel low) and as far as I can see didn’t have children with any of them as his nephew Markey Abrahall, son of his sister Winifred inherited Alton. Also the date 1679 would be a very late marriage and to go on have children for the next 16 years!  I think there must be a family link between these Markeys and the Markeys of Alton I just cant see it – would love to hear from anyone who can have a look at local records for that time period or has some family information for the Markey family for that time period?
many thanks
Wood - Worcestershire
Porter - Coventry & Birmingham
Ward - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire
Green - Birmingham
Stanbra - Birmingham & India
Law -Birmingham
Rabbit - BIRMINGHAM & Ireland & Canada
Jones - Worcestershire
Duffin - Warwickshire
Smith - Walsall/Perry Barr/Handsworth
Makepeace - Coventry/Northamptonshire
Hands - Warks
Taylor - Warks
Salmon - Warks
Upton - Birmingham
Fawdry - Warwickshire
Ridlington - Lincolsnhire, Cambridgeshire

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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 December 11 02:38 GMT (UK) »
This may be of Help :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/next_steps/adv_07_17_and_18_01.shtml
"The 'Commonwealth gap'

For those lucky enough to research back that far, the era of the English Civil Wars and the subsequent 'Interregnum' or 'Commonwealth' period (1653-1660) can be beset with problems. "


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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 December 11 14:54 GMT (UK) »
Hiya,

I also have the same problem, Im descended from William Markey and Elizabeth symth, down to Edward Porter. I was wondering if we could swap information. Im new to this site and dont know how it works. Thanks  :D

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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 December 11 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello babalumb - Brilliant - its nice to hear from other long lost relatives! I shall send you a personal message!

muddy48 - thank you for the links!
Wood - Worcestershire
Porter - Coventry & Birmingham
Ward - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire
Green - Birmingham
Stanbra - Birmingham & India
Law -Birmingham
Rabbit - BIRMINGHAM & Ireland & Canada
Jones - Worcestershire
Duffin - Warwickshire
Smith - Walsall/Perry Barr/Handsworth
Makepeace - Coventry/Northamptonshire
Hands - Warks
Taylor - Warks
Salmon - Warks
Upton - Birmingham
Fawdry - Warwickshire
Ridlington - Lincolsnhire, Cambridgeshire

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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 December 11 19:11 GMT (UK) »
hi, i am on ancestry, if you message me your username i will contact you on there, look forward to hearing from you

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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 March 12 21:05 GMT (UK) »
I know I am late to this but have got to William Markey and Elizabeth Smyth, and cannot for sure get back. I too found the William Markey link back to John Hoskyns but not with Elizabeth.
Did you manage to find anything further?
For info, I am from Nancy Porter/John Harris, Ester Harris/James Cox, James/Harriet Cox, Jane Cox/Richard Fricke line.  They all seem to be pretty much based round Much Dewchurch.
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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 March 12 23:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi - we must be distant cousins then! Unfortunately I havent had any information about this query that sheds any light on it - but one day if I go to Hereford and find anything out I will post it on here!
Wood - Worcestershire
Porter - Coventry & Birmingham
Ward - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire
Green - Birmingham
Stanbra - Birmingham & India
Law -Birmingham
Rabbit - BIRMINGHAM & Ireland & Canada
Jones - Worcestershire
Duffin - Warwickshire
Smith - Walsall/Perry Barr/Handsworth
Makepeace - Coventry/Northamptonshire
Hands - Warks
Taylor - Warks
Salmon - Warks
Upton - Birmingham
Fawdry - Warwickshire
Ridlington - Lincolsnhire, Cambridgeshire

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Re: Much Dewchurch - 1600s - Markey & Porter family
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 17:08 GMT (UK) »
John Markey b1606 Alton (Ross on Wye) m Benedicta Hoskyns b1610 morehampton

Children - 1 William b1636 Alton (Ross on Wye) m Elizabeth ? 
                    1a Phillip b1164 Pencoed,
                    1b Elizabeth b1670 Pencoed
                  William then married Elizabeth Smyth b1634 Almely in 1679
                    1c Benedicta b1681 Much Dewchurch
                    1d John b1684 Much Dewchurch m Elizabeth ? - 7 children
                    1e William b1685 Much Dewchurch m Jane Read
                    1f Elizabeth b1687 m Thomas Probyn
                    1g Francis b1688 m John Griffith
                    1h Lucy b1690 m Edward Green
                    1i Joanne b1692 m Robert Very
                    1j James b1695 m Mary Read - 2 children
                    1k Magdalen b1695 m Thomas Porter
        2 Benedicta b1637 Abbey Dore
        3 Isabella b1638
        4 Winifred b1640 Alton, Ross on Wye m John Abrahall
            4a Benedicta m John Abrahall and Oswald Andrews
            4b Markey
            4c Mary m Gilbert Abrahall
        5 Elizabeth b1642 Alton, Ross on Wye m Charles Williams

With regards to Lydia Lowe, I have not determined which William Markey she actually married, because all records just say she was the widow of William Markey when she married Charles Hoskyns.

The Markey, Abrahall and Hoskyns and Bourne and Kyrle families interconnect on several occasions, as was the want of rich families to keep lands within family domains. Lydia's sister Jane married John Hoskyns.

Benedicta's half sisters from her mothers first marriage to Francis Bourne (Benedicta Bourne nee Moyle) - Francis and Elizabeth both married into Hoskyns family.

Hope this helps.