On William's Birth record his name is spelt Wyllyam Levett, and
on his death record it is spelt William Levett. He was the son
of Richard Levatt and an unknown woman, he had three sisters Susan, Jhone and
Elen. Susan and Jhone were christened in 1574 and Elen was christened in
1583. Jhone married a Wylliam Hemslie on the 18th October 1602 and had 2
daughters Ann and Jone Hemsley. William was a yeoman
farmer holding lands of the Manor of Berwick.
William was probably born at Berwick, Sussex, about 1580, but as the Parish registers do not survive, therefore cannot be proved.
His trade of a mason is mentioned in the Parish Register against his burial entry, as well as in his will. The barn mentioned in his will, may well be the barn that features in later years, when divided into northern and southern halves in the Berwick Manor Court Records.
In 1614 William Levett was a Churchwarden of Berwick, and signed the Bishop Transcripts, but whether it was this William or another who was a farmer, is not known.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Occup & Abode; 23 Nov 1613; SSX, Berwick. 4Mason.
2. Occupation; 20 Aug 1615; SSX, Berwick. Yeoman Manor of Berwick
3. Will; 4 Jan 1618/19; SSX, Alfriston.
4. Occup & Abode; 9 Jan 1619/20; SSX, Winton. 5Mason.
5. Probate; 25 Feb 1619/20. 1Awarded to Anne LEVETT [his wife], relict and Executrix.
William married Ann READE 23 Nov 1613 in BERWICK, St Michael's+All Angels PC, SSX. William and Ann had 1 son, James Levett born in 1615 and baptised on 20th August 1615 in Lewes All Saints PC Sussex. James die in 680 and was buried on 26th July 1680 in Alfriston St Andrews Sussex.
On October 15 1622 Ann LEVETT married John WREN at Berwick, SSX This could have been William's widow. John and Anne WREN had 3 children baptized at Berwick John WREN - 30 Apr 1626 Anne WREN - 03 May 1629
Edward WREN - 03 Apr 1632