Ancestor Report
Ancestor Report

16th Generation
54240. John? WARREN830, 13G Grandfather. Born say 1450s in Suffolk, England?

Smith831 conjectures that this John Warren may be the father of Robert and Thomas Warren. John Warren “appeared in the Military Survey list of 1522 for Babergh Hundred in the town of Wiston, Suffolk, England. At that time he was called a husbandman and credited with lands there valued at £1 per year and with moveables valued at £6 (1522 Military Survey, 66). He appeared again in 1524 in the Subsidy Return for Wiston with valuables again rated at £6 (1524 Subsidy Return, 21).

“The Warren family has a long history in Nayland and adjacent parishes. In the Subsidy return of 1327, a ‘Waltero Waryn’ was rated at £3 in ‘Neylond.’ In 1441 two wills for men named John Warren were probated, one dated 11 July 1441 for John Warren of Stoke Nayland, fuller (Archdeaconry of Sudbury 2:60) and one dated the penultimate day of November 1441 for John Warren of Nayland (Archdeaconry of Subdury 2:20).

“Only John’s proximity to Robert and Thomas suggest that he may be related. He could as easily be a brother as their father.”
Children:
27120i.
Robert, 12G Grandfather (~1485-)
ii.
Thomas, 13G Uncle (~1495-)
58624. John HARTWELL586, 13G Grandfather. Born in Preston, England.

The website586 traces this line back many more generations to a Simon Hartwell of Wold Hartwell, Northampton, England. No sources are given.
He married Mary BROUGHTON586, 13G Grandmother.
They had one child:
29312i.
William, 12G Grandfather
58625. Mary BROUGHTON586, 13G Grandmother.
60032. John FARLEY362, 13G Grandfather.
Child:
30016i.
Richard, 12G Grandfather (1485-)
60128. William GRIGGS362, 13G Grandfather, son of 120256. John GRIGGS & 120257. Rose _____. Born abt 1450. Died in Suffolk Co., England, in 1515.
He married Katherine BROWNE362, 13G Grandmother abt 1485.
They had one child:
30064i.
Robert, 12G Grandfather (~1485-~1562)
60129. Katherine BROWNE362, 13G Grandmother. Born abt 1470. Died in Suffolk Co., England, on 15 Jun 1520.
62720. Thomas SHEDD99, 13G Grandfather, son of 125440. John SHEDD & 125441. Joane _____. Born in 1508 in Chawreth (now Broxted), Essex, England. Will dated 13 Jan 1584/5 at Debden, Essex, England. Buried 8 Feb 1584/5 in Debden, Essex, England.

According to the English ancestry section by J. Gardner Bartlett in the Shed Genealogy,832 Thomas Shedd “was born in Chawreth (now Broxted), County Essex, in 1508, but when a young man settled in the adjoining rural parish of Debden in Uttlesford Hundred where he passed the rest of his life. This hilly parish covers about forty-five hundred acres, has a population of about eight hundred, and contains six manors, viz: Debden Hall, Deanes, [p. 13] Tendring, Weldbarnes, Molehall, and Amberden Hall, the latter located on rising ground in a grove two miles south-east of the church.... [More details to be entered.]
Children:
i.
Alice99, 13G Aunt (~1539-)
ii.
John99, 13G Uncle (~1541-)
iii.
Francis99, 13G Uncle (~1543->1585)
31360iv.
Thomas, 12G Grandfather (1545-1612)
62960. John LOKER-RIDDLESDALE833, 13G Grandfather, son of 125920. Robert? LOKER-RIDDLESDALE & 125921. Joan? _____. Buried on 2 Jul 1552 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk/Essex, England. Will dated on 12 Jul 1552 at Bures St. Mary, Essex, England.

What is known about John Loker/Riddlesdale is reviewed in Threlfall.834 John “was very likely the eldest son, by a first marriage, of Robert Ridsdale of Halstead which is about six miles southwest of Bures. The fact that they used these two alternate surnames indicates that they were of the same immediate clan.

“John Ridsdale’s wife was named Joan. They apparently lived in that part of Bures which lies south of the River Stour and is in the county of Essex. John Ridsdale was buried in the churchyard of Bures 2 July 1552. His will, obviously an oral one, was written up and dated ten days after his burial.” A transcript of the will follows. How this family came to use both the names Loker (Locar) and Riddlesdale (Redysdale, Ridsdale, etc.) is not known, but they did so for several generation, and both names are often commonly used in contemporary documents in a form such as “Rydsdalle aka Locar.” After arriving in New England the Riddlsedale part of the name was dropped, and all subsequent members of the family went by the single surname Loker.
He married Joan _____833, 13G Grandmother.
They had the following children:
31480i.
Robert, 12G Grandfather (~1536-)
ii.
William833, 13G Uncle (->1552)
iii.
Alice833, 13G Aunt (->1552)
iv.
Anne833, 13G Aunt (->1552)
v.
Lawrence833, 13G Uncle (->1570)
62961. Joan _____833, 13G Grandmother. Buried on 20 Apr 1561 in Bures St. Mary, Essex, England.
63516. Henry RIDDLESDALE835, 13G Grandfather, son of 127032. Jasper RIDDLESDALE & 127033. Elizabeth _____. Born abt 1520-8. Will dated on 20 Jun 1591 at Boxford, Suffolk, England. Buried on 25 Jun 1591 in Boxford, Suffolk, England.

According to Threlfall’s GMC50836, Henry Riddlesdale “was probably the eldest son of Jasper and Elizabeth Ridsdale (or Riddlesdale) of Boxford, Suffolk. He was probably born about 1520-1528 [Threlfall gives this as 1518-20 on p. 320], presumably in Boxford. The parish register of Boxford starts in 1557, so there is no record of his marriage. His wife’s name was Joan, according to the baptismal records of his last three children.

“In 1555, Henry Rydysdale was paid 6d. by the church-wardens of Boxford for carriage of a load of wood. He helped to organize a church ale* [original footnote: “*A money-making social gathering involving the provision of food, drink, and entertainment.”] in 1560, was a churchwarden himself in 1562. He was assessed at £10 in 1568.

“Henry was buried on 25 June 1591 [Threlfall gives this date as 15 June on p. 320] at Boxford. Joan survived him.” An abstract of Henry Riddlesdale’s will follows.
He married Joan _____835, 13G Grandmother.
They had the following children:
i.
Robert268, 13G Uncle (~1555-)
31758ii.
John, 12G Grandfather (bp. 1557-)
iii.
Thomas268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1560-)
iv.
Joan268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1562-)
v.
Julyan268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1564-)
vi.
Henry268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1567-)
vii.
Richard268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1570-)
63517. Joan _____835, 13G Grandmother. Died aft Jun 1591.
63536. William BRACKETT837, 13G Grandfather, son of 127072. William BRACKETT. Born abt 1515 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. Will dated on 4 May 1575. Buried on 6 May 1575 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England (St. Peter’s Church). Will proved on 5 Jul 1575.

According to Threlfall’s GMC50838, William Brackett, “like his brothers George and Thomas, and his father before him, lived in Sudbury, Suffolk. He was born about 1515-1520. He was a butcher by trade and had a shop, or stall as it was called, in Sudbury. This he left to his son William.

“However, it appears that he lived for a few years in Bury Saint Edmunds, for here we find baptismal records of several children. Of the six entries, only the last one for the baptism of a daughter gives the father’s name. Presumably all the others were also William’s children. Also, there was no other known William Brackett and there is no record otherwise of him in Bury Saint Edmunds, so he must have returned to his native Sudbury where he died. Sudbury and Bury Saint Edmunds are about 14 miles apart.

“In the 1568 Subsidy Return, he is listed in the parish of Saint Peter, and was taxed 14 shillings on £5 worth of goods.

“On 4 May 1575, he made his will and was buried two days later on the 6th at Saint Peter’s, not Saint Gregory’s as he had requested in his will.

“On 11 September 1575, four months later, at Saint Gregory’s Church, Alice Brackett remarried to Richard Morells (or Merrells).” An abstract of William Brackett’s will follows.
He married Alice _____837, 13G Grandmother.
They had the following children:
i.
Edmund268, 13G Uncle
ii.
Margaret268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1544-)
iii.
Susan268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1545-)
iv.
_____268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1547-)
v.
Margaret268, 13G Aunt (~1548-1566)
31768vi.
Richard, 12G Grandfather (~1552-)
vii.
William268, 13G Uncle (~1555-)
viii.
Maud268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1560-)
63537. Alice _____837, 13G Grandmother.
63546. Andrew VINCENT839, 13G Grandfather, son of 127092. Nicholas VINCENT & 127093. Agnes _____. Born ca 1520-30. Buried on 5 Dec 1580 in Bildeston, Suffolk, England. Will dated on 3 Dec 1580.

According to Threlfall’s GMC50840, Andrew Vincent “of Bildeston, Suffolk, England, was probably born 1520-1530 at Bildeston. He married Alice _____ and had eight known children. He made his will on 3 December 1580, being sick and knowing that their death was near. He probably died the next day for he was buried on the 5th in the churchyard at Bildeston. An abstract of his will follows. From this will it can be seen that he owned a fair amount of property, and was a substantial man of his day. Some of this property, if not all, had been inherited from his father. His home was on Newbery Street in Bildeston.”
He married Alice _____839, 13G Grandmother.
They had the following children:
i.
Andrew268, 13G Uncle
ii.
Nicholas268, 13G Uncle (~1556-)
iii.
Alice268, 13G Aunt (~1558-)
31773iv.
Susanne, 12G Grandmother (~1560-)
v.
Brigett268, 13G Aunt (~1561->1581)
vi.
Joan268 (Died as Child), 13G Aunt (bp. 1563-)
vii.
Mary, 13G Aunt (bp. 1566-)
viii.
Elizabeth268 (Died as Child), 13G Aunt (bp. 1568-)
63547. Alice _____839, 13G Grandmother.
63548. John FROST841, 13G Grandfather, son of 127096. William FROST & 127097. Philippa _____. Born abt 1530-5. Buried 6 Feb 1609/10 in Hartest, Suffolk, England. Will dated 6 Feb 1609/10.

According to Threlfall’s GMC50842, “JOHN FROST of Glemsford and Hartest, Suffolk, England, was born about 1530-35. He was a clothier as we can infer from his will. On 29 January 1558/9 at Glemsford, he married Ann Scott. She was the daughter of Richard Scott of Glemsford, also a clothier. Sometime after the birth of their last child, they moved to Hartest, the next village. There, on 30 July 1588, Anne, wife of John Frost, was buried. John Frost remarried, for when he died, he left a widow named Ellen. He died and was buried at Hartest 6 February 1609/10. His will, apparently a nuncipative one, was dated the same day he was buried, so we can assume he also died that day.” An abstract of John Frost’s will follows.
He married Anne SCOTT841, 13G Grandmother 29 Jan 1558/9 Glemsford, Suffolk, England.
They had the following children:
i.
John268, 13G Uncle (~1559->1610)
31774ii.
Edward, 12G Grandfather (bp. 1561-)
iii.
Erasmus?268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1564-)
iv.
Henry268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1568-)
v.
Elizabeth268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1570-)
vi.
Anne268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1572-)
vii.
Ambrose268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1575-)
viii.
Alice268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1577-)
ix.
Francis268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1580->1610)
x.
Elizabeth268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1585-)
63549. Anne SCOTT841, 13G Grandmother, daughter of 127098. Richard SCOTT & 127099. Joanna _____. Buried on 30 Jul 1558 in Hartest, Suffolk, England.
63550. John BELGRAVE843, 13G Grandfather. Will dated 3 Feb 1590/1 at Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England. Buried 12 Feb 1590/1 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England. Will proved 11 Mar 1590/1.

According to Threlfall’s GMC50844, “JOHN BELGRAVE of Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, married Joanna Strutt, daughter of John and Catherine Strutt of Glemsford, Suffolk, 22 September 1560 at Glemsford. Joanna was buried at Leverington 14 August 1577. John Belgrave married secondly at Saint James parish, Bury Saint Edmunds, 25 August 1578, Elizabeth Fayerfoxe (or Fairfax) of Bury Saint Edmunds. John Belgrave was buried at Leverington 12 February 1590/91.... Leverington is fifty miles northwest of Glemsford.” An abstract of John Belgrave’s will follows.
He married Joanna STRUTT843, 13G Grandmother on 22 Sep 1560 Glemsford, Suffolk, England.
They had the following children:
31775i.
Thomasine, 12G Grandmother (bp. 1562-)
ii.
Elizabeth268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1564->1591)
iii.
Catherine268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1566->1591)
iv.
Thomas268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1567->1638)
v.
Abraham268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1569->1591)
vi.
George268, 13G Uncle (bp. 1571->1591)
vii.
Jacob268, 13G Uncle (~1573-~1638)
viii.
Barbara268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1575-)
ix.
Barbara268, 13G Aunt (bp. 1577-)
63551. Joanna STRUTT843, 13G Grandmother, daughter of 127102. John STRUTT & 127103. Catherine _____. Buried on 14 Aug 1577 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England.
63776. Robert MORSE4, 13G Grandfather. Died in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England, on 5 Oct 1551.
He married Agnes _____4, 13G Grandmother.
They had one child:
31888i.
Thomas, 12G Grandfather (1519-1567)
63777. Agnes _____4, 13G Grandmother. Died on 17 Jan 1578.
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