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THE COUNSELL FAMILY
By E. Wayne Hendon
Our British cousin and Henden family historian, Graham P. Steer, has kindly shared some of his Counsell family research with me. Richard and Josias Hendon's grandmother was Dinah Counsell, who was believed to have perished during the voyage to America circa 1700 with other members of her family. Subsequent information reveals that Dinah actually died on 3 Jul 1735 at St Bride`s, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The Counsell family resided in the Barrow Gurney area of Somerset, England and Graham believes some Counsells were possibly in that county as early as 1089.

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Dinah Counsell Hendon was the daughter of the Reverend William Counsell, Rector of Marksbury, Somerset. A memorial wall at St. Peter's Church at Marksbury is dedicated to the Counsell family....
Revd. William Counsell, M.A. Rector of Marksbury 1662-1674, who died April 25, 1674  Aged 64. His wife, Jane, who died March 18, 1668 Aged 57. And their son, Solomon, who died July 28, 1668  Aged 17.

COUNSELL FAMILY MEMORIAL
St. Peter's Church, Marksbury

COUNSELL ENTRIES in the REGISTERS of BARROW GURNEY

BAPTISMS

DATE CHILD'S NAME FATHER'S NAME
3-25-1604 Thomas William Counsell
4-1-1607 Richard John Counsell
8-12-1610 William William Counsell
9-1-1613 Jane William Counsell
10-16-1616 Thomas William Counsell
4-8-1619 George William Counsell
4-22-1621 Agnes William Counsell
4-4-1643 Dinah William Counsell
4-4-1643 Hester William Counsell
4-6-1682 John Wm. & Jane Counsell

BURIALS

DATE NAME CONDITION
3-13-1596 Richard Counsell
1-23-1596 Margaret Counsell
4-24-1600 (illegible) Counsell
5-19-1617 Elizabeth Counsell
12-6-1629 Agnes Counsell Widow
12-24-1631 Richard Counsell
4-12-1639 John Counsell
5-9-1644 George Counsell
10-29-1644 William Counsell
9-1-1647 John Counsell Senior
12-19-1655 William Counsell
11-3-1662 Maudlin Counsell
12-15-1669 Joseph Counsell (sic)
2-6-1684 Alice Counsell Widow
8-20-1700 Anne Counsell
11-24-1706 Joan Counsell

MARRIAGES
11-2-1616                  William Counsell & Elizabeth Bersheere
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COUNSELL LINEAGE

NOTE: Richard & Josias Hendon's direct ancestors are highlighted

1. RICHARD COUNSELL died March 1596 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  He married MARGARET.  She died January 1596 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About RICHARD COUNSELL:
Burial: March 13, 1596

More About MARGARET.
Burial: January 23, 1596

Children of RICHARD COUNSELL and MARGARET are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 COUNSELL, d. October 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.
3. ii. JOHN COUNSELL, d. August 1647, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.
4. iii. RICHARD COUNSELL.
 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM COUNSELL (RICHARD1) died October 1644 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  He married ELIZABETH.  She died 1646 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About WILLIAM COUNSELL:
Burial: October 29, 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of WILLIAM COUNSELL and ELIZABETH are:
5. i. WILLIAM3 COUNSELL, b. 1610, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England; d. April 25, 1674, Marksbury, Somerset, England.
 ii. GEORGE COUNSELL, b. 1619; d. May 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About GEORGE COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 08, 1619, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Burial: May 09, 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 iii. THOMAS COUNSELL, b. 1616, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About THOMAS COUNSELL:
Baptism: October 16, 1616, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 iv. JANE COUNSELL, b. 1613, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About JANE COUNSELL:
Baptism: September 01, 1613, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 v. AGNES COUNSELL, b. 1621, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About AGNES COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 22, 1621, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
 

3.  JOHN2 COUNSELL (RICHARD1) died August 1647 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  He married MAUDE EVERODE in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  She died November 1662 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About JOHN COUNSELL:
Burial: September 01, 1647, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of JOHN COUNSELL and MAUDE EVERODE are:
 i. JOHN3 COUNSELL, b. 1611; d. April 1639, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

Notes for JOHN COUNSELL:
John Counsell studied at Oxford (Gloucester Hall) with his cousin, William Counsell (father of Dinah), 1629-1631. John  Counsell was a Dr. of Medicine.

More About JOHN COUNSELL:
Burial: April 12, 1639, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 ii. RICHARD COUNSELL, b. 1607; d. 1631, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About RICHARD COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 01, 1607, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Burial: December 24, 1631, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 iii. AGNES COUNSELL, m. JOHN STEPHENS, 1627.
 

4.  RICHARD2 COUNSELL (RICHARD1)

More About RICHARD COUNSELL:
Burial: 1631, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of RICHARD COUNSELL are:
 i. CAESAR COUNSELL.
 ii. JOSIAS COUNSELL, d. 1669, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England; m. ALICE JEFFERYS; b. 1614; d. February 1683/84, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About ALICE JEFFERYS:
Burial: February 06, 1684, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
 

Generation No. 3

5. WILLIAM COUNSELL (WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born 1610 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England, and died April 25, 1674 in Marksbury, Somerset, England.  He married JANE.  She was born Abt. 1615 in (probably) Gloucestershire, England, and died March 18, 1664 in Marksbury, Somerset, England.

Notes for WILLIAM COUNSELL:
William Counsell was Rector of St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset. He attended Oxford University 1629-1631.

More About WILLIAM COUNSELL:
Baptism: August 12, 1610, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Burial: St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset

More About JANE...WIFE OF WILLIAM COUNSELL:
Burial: St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset

Children of WILLIAM COUNSELL and JANE are:
6. i. DINAH COUNSELL, b. 1643, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England; d. 3 Jul 1735, St Bride`s, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
 ii. HESTER COUNSELL, b. 1643; d. Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About HESTER COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 04, 1643, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

7. iii. WILLIAM COUNSELL, b. Bef. 1654; d. Bef. 1703.
 iv. SOLOMON COUNSELL, b. 1654; d. July 28, 1668, Marksbury, Somerset, England.

More About SOLOMON COUNSELL:
Burial: St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset

 v. JOHN COUNSELL, m. MARY THOMAS, 1677, Haversford West, England.
 

Generation No. 4

6. DINAH COUNSELL (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1)1,2 was born 1643 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England3,4, and died 3 Jul 1735 at St Bride`s, Pembrokeshire, Wales.  She married WILLIAM HENDEN 1669 in Marksbury, Kent, England, son of WILLIAM HENDEN and ELIZABETH COVERT.  He was born 1640 in Hothfield, Kent, England and died in Mar 1728 at St. Mary's, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

More About DINAH COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 04, 1643, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of DINAH COUNSELL and WILLIAM HENDEN are:
 i. JANE HENDEN b. 1670, Marksbury, Somerset, England d. 1671, Marksbury, Somerset, England17,18.
 ii. SOLOMON HENDEN b. 1671, Marksbury, Kent, England; d. 1745, Lawhaden, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Notes for SOLOMON HENDEN:
Solomon Henden was Vicar of Lawhaden in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Soloman attended both Oxford and Cambridge.  At Oxford where he received the BA in 1693-2 and MA in 1696, he was HENDON.  At Cambridge he was HENDEN.

Educ: Haverford West Grammar School (matric.1689),
sizar at St John's College,Cambridge University; BA (1693),MA (1696), Incorporated at Oxford University,1700.

Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
HENDEN, SOLOMON
College: ST JOHN'S
Entered: 1689
Born:
Died:
Adm. sizar (age 17) at ST JOHN'S, June 24, 1689. S. of William, bailiff. B. at Marksbury, Somerset. School, Haverford (Mr Williams). Matric. 1689; B.A. 1692-3;M.A. 1696. Incorp. at Oxford, 1700.
 

 iii. WILLIAM HENDEN b. 1676, Marksbury, Somerset, England; d. Bet. 1700 - 1710, King and Queen County, Virginia; m. MARY (possibly) Garner  Bef. 1696, Marksbury, Somerset,  England; b. Abt. 1680, England; d. Abt. 1700, Virginia.
 iv. JOHN HENDEN b. 1679, Marksbury, Kent, England; d. 1739, Eltham, Kent, England.

More About JOHN HENDEN:
Baptism: September 17, 1679, Marksbury, Somerset, England
 

7.  WILLIAM4 COUNSELL (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born Bef. 1654, and died Bef. 1703.  He married JANE.

Child of WILLIAM COUNSELL and JANE is:
 i. JOHN5 COUNSELL, b. 1682, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About JOHN COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 06, 1682, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England


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