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Thomas Barnum His Ancestors and Descendants

vol.1:2 May 1998

In This Issue

The Family of Sir Francis and Elizabeth Lennard Barnum
Hannah Hurd of Boston

Sarah Thompson
Elizabeth (Barnum) Hickok

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(Sir) Francis BARNHAM and Elizabeth LENNARD

1. Francis Barnham (Sir), christened 20 Oct 1577 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England, buried 16 Sep 1646 in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England. He married on 3 Jan 1598/99 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, Elizabeth Lennard, christened 26 Nov 1581 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, buried 19 Sep 1631 in Maidstone, Kent, England, daughter of Samson Lennard and Margaret Fiennes (Baroness Dacre).

Notes for Francis BARNHAM (Sir)

County genealogies : pedigrees of the families in the county of Hants, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum and in the possession of private individuals, and from information of the present resident families / by William Berry. London : Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1833.
FHL Film #0452540 item 7.

Sir Francis Barnham, Knt. of Hollingborne, 1st son of Sir Martin Barnham and Ursula Rudstone

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1574 and 1592; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.75.
1592- ffraunces his eldest Sonne (of Martin Barnham)

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the
Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- miles de Hollingborne fil. p'mogenitus (his father's heir)

The History of Parliament; The House of Commons 1660-1690
FHL Book 942 D3hp 1660-1690, v.1
Member of six Parliaments. ......he ceased to attend both Parliament and county committee in July 1643, though he 'never failed in his duty to the House, nor committed anything against them'.

The History of Maidstone; Peter Clark & Lyn Murfin; FHL Book 942.23/M1 H2c
"Although relatively little is known about the town's parliamentary elections for much of our period, those elected MP's under Elizabeth were mostly prominent local landowners maintaining the town's connection with the Court. In the early Stuart period the picture was similar; we see the return of sympathetic county magistrates like the moderate Puritan Sir Francis Barnham of Hollingbourne, who represented the borough in every Parliament bar one between 1614 and 1640, frequently sitting with a member of the important Fane family, strong supporters of the town. "In 1640 the county was broadly united in its opposition to the king, his ministers and their disastrous religious and other policies. In the elections to the Short Parliament in the spring there were only two candidates: Sir Francis Barnham, the town's long-standing MP, and Sir Humphrey Tufton .........Barnham was nearly expelled from Parliament in 1643, due to his poor attendance possibly because of unhappiness over the war, though he held on to his seat untill 1646; after his death he was replaced by the recorder Tomas Twisden.."

WILL: Perogative Court of Canterbury; 139 Twisse; FHL Film #092161, p.139, vol.197 dated 4 April 1642, proved 23 Oct 1646

Notes for Elizabeth LENNARD

An Account of the Families of Lennard and Barrett, compiled largely from original documents; by Thomas Barrett-Lennard; FHL Book 929.242 L57b
Elizabeth Lennard, b. 26 Nov 1581, m. in 1597-98 (aged about 16), Sir Francis Barnham. She had fifteen children (of whom 10 survived), and died 18 Sep 1631. This marriage is in neither of the registers, but is referred to in Ld. D. His., and post, p. 226

Berry's Genbass of Hampshire; FHL Book Q942.27 D23b.
da. of Sampson Leonard, of Chevening, Esq. sister of Henry Baron Dacres of Herstmonceus

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1574 and 1592; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.75
1592- Elizabeth (daughter of Samson Lennard sonne and heire of John Lennard, and Margarett doughter of Thomas Lorde Dacres of the Sowth)

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- filia Sampsonis Leonard de Chevening Ar. soror Hen: Baronis Dacres de Herstmonceux.

CHRISTENING: Parish records of Sevenoaks, Kent, England; FHL Film #1473690 it.3
MARRIAGE: Parish records of Sevenoaks, Kent, England; FHL Film #1473690, it.3
BURIAL: Bishop Transcripts of Maidstone, Kent, England; FHL Film #1736875

Children of Francis BARNHAM (Sir) and Elizabeth LENNARD

1-DACRE BARNHAM, born 1601 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England; died aft. 9 May 1625.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Dacres Barnham fil. p'mogenitus aet. 15 An. (son of Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

Minutes of Parliament; Middle Temple Records; edited by Charles Henry Hopwood, K.C., One of the masters of the bench,1904; FHL Book 942.1/L1 C4M vol.2
Parliament holden 23 May 1623: Admissions-26 May. Mr. Dacres, son and heir apparent of Francis Barneham of Hollingborne, Kent, knt., specially; bound with Cheinie Culpeper and Robert Honiwood, esqs.; fine, 4l.
Parliament 1624: Admissions-12 Nov. Mr. Richard Bell to the chamber of Messrs. Robert Honiwood and Dacres Barnham, on surrender by the former; fine, 3l.
Parliament holden 11 Feb., 1624/1625: Messrs. Antony Luther, jun. Simon Stone,
Dacres Barnham, and John Holland are appointed to provide the Reader's feast.
Parliament holden 11 Feb., 1624/1625; Admissions-9 May 1625 Mr. Alexander Popham to the chamber of Messrs. Dacres Barnham and Edward Barrett, on surrender by the former; fine, 3l.

Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia; 1997 CD-ROM edition
There are 650 members in the Commons: 523 for England, 72 for Scotland, 38 for Wales, and 17 for Northern Ireland. Members are elected from constituencies, or electoral districts, determined by the Parliamentary Boundary Commission. British subjects 21 years of age and older are eligible to run for the Commons as long as they do not fall into one of the disqualified categories. Apart from convicted criminals, those disqualified are: members of the clergy of the Church of England, Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic church, and Scottish Episcopal church; government employees; members of the armed forces; policemen; most judges; members of some public corporations; and English and Scottish peers of the realm.

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Dacres Barnham, aet. 15, 1619, ob. S.P. eld. son

2- MARGARET BARNHAM, christened 16 Oct 1603 in Charing, Kent, England, buried 25 Mar 1638 in Maidstone, Kent, England.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Margareta filia 1. (of Francis Barnham)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Margaret first daughter (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

CHRISTENING: Parish record transcripts of Charing,Kent,England
FHL Book 942.23/C7 V26c
BURIAL: Bishops Transcripts of Maidstone, Kent, England; FHL Film #1736876

3-ROBERT BARNHAM (Sir,Baronet), christened 12 Oct 1606 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England, died bef. 12 Jun 1685 in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England. He married (1) on 28 Feb 1636 in Saint Peter Cornhill, London, London, England, Elizabeth Henley. He married (2) on 27 Aug 1663 in All Hallows London Wall, London, London, England, Hannah Nichols, died 1686.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Rob'tus fil. 2. (of Francis Barnham)

COMMENTS: In fathers will

CHRISTENING: Parish records of Hollingborne, Kent, England
FHL Film #1473731

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Sir Robert Barnham, second son, created a Baronet 15th Aug 1663; living in 1668. (Son of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

RESIDENCE: BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PLACE NR. MAIDSTONE, KENT
(The following was found on the internet by Dayonne Barnum. She has a link to the page at her site Barnum Genealogy Index and Genealogy Resourses)
The recorded history of Boughton Monchelsea begins before the Norman Conquest. It was then called Boltone, later Bacton meaning clearing in a beech wood. Before the Conquest it belonged to the Saxon Earl Godwin. William the Conqueror granted the manor together with many others in Kent to his half-brother Odo Bishop of Bayeux. The Bishop then fell into disgrace and all his property was confiscated. At the end of the 12c Boughton came into the possession of the Montchensies (a Norman family) from whom the second part of the name of the village derives. The Montchensies were an important family, with large possession in Norfolk, Suffolk and Kent. The Montchensies died out when William de Montchensie was killed in a mining operation at the siege of Dryslwyn Castle near Carmarthen in 1287. Williams Daughter Dionysia married Hugh de Vere, son of the Earl of Oxford. From the Montchensies the ownership of the manor passed by inheritance through various Kent families, including the Harpurs and Peckhams, until in 1551 it was bought by Thomas Wyatt the son of the poet of the same name who lived in nearby Allington Castle. Wyat sold it in 1551 to Robert Rudston. The price paid for it together with the manor of Palster in Wittersham was ú1.730. Rudstons descendants occupied the Manor until 1888. Robert Rudston, son of Sir John Rudston (d.1531), scion of a Yorkshire landowning family had come South, made a fortune as a draper, bought more land and was Lord Mayor of London. As a boy Robert was brought up not far away, his mother now widowed married Sir Edward Wotton of Boughton Malherbe (Wotton was Treasurer of Calais and an executor of King Henry VIII). Robert Rudston then married Anne Wotton (his Step-Father's daughter by his first marriage). Anne Wottons and Rudstons arms appear on the righthand side of the southernmost window in the Entrance Hall). In January 1554 - Rudston had only lived at Boughton for 3 years, he joined the revolt against Catholic Queen Mary. This revolt led by his friend Thomas Wyatt was crushed, Wyatt was beheaded, Rudston was locked in the Tower, his land confiscated. He was released in 1555 and allowed to lease Boughton from the Crown and then in the later part of 1555 was allowed to re-purchase the lands for ú1,000. In 1575 Rudston had recovered enough to have the House lengthened eastwards and added the present east wing and two more wings to enclose the Courtyard. An inventory of 1613 shows it contained 14 bedrooms, a hall, a gallery, two dining rooms, three other living rooms and a large number of other rooms connected with the storage and preparation of food. Robert Rudston was a man of culture, but a difficult character. Sir Francis Barnham described him as a 'brave gentlemen and of a very loving disposition, but so furiously cholericks as required a great deal of discretion to avoide the incounter of that humour'. Rudston died in 1590, he left Boughton to his younger son Belknap Rudston. On Belknaps death in 1613 the male line of the Rudstons came to an end, and Boughton passed to Sir Francis Barnham (son of Belknaps older sister who had married Sir Martin Barnham). Robert Barnham was created a Baronet in 1663, was MP of Maidstone from 1660 -1679. He and his father before him had represented Maidstone for 43 years. Robert was a Royalist at heart and took part in the Kentish Rising of 1648 - this rising was sparked off by Parliament clamping down on religious and traditional observances at Christmas. Robert Barnham died in 1685 and passing over his daughters of his first marriage left Boughton to his only child by his second marriage - a daughter Philadelphia, who was married to Thomas Rider from Essex. The Riders came to Boughton in 1685 and the first alterations were made since Rudston's time. The Tudor staircase did not fit in with the more gracious way of life and the wide shallow staircase to the first floor was put in. Little is known of the first Thomas Rider, (d 1698) or of his son Sir Barnham Rider (d 1728) Both were however hard drinkers - Philadelphia who died in 1730 left L400 (pounds) to her grandson another Thomas (aged now 12) to 'educate him as a gentleman so that he might be sensible. How fatal intemperance had been to his Father and Grandfather'.

Will of Sir Robert Barnham Baronet Perogative Court of Canterbury 1685 page 68; FHL Film #092346

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN-Aprill 27th one thousand six hundred eighty five in the first yeare of the reigne of our Soveraign Lord James the second by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland king defender of the faith I Sr Robert Barnham of Boughton Mounchelsey in the County of Kent Barronet being of perfect health of body and mind thanks bee given to God therefore revoking and quite disannulling all former wills made by mee at anytime before the date hereof doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I bequeath my soul unto almighty God beseeching him of his infinite goodness and mercy and for his only sonne my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ sake on whose merritts only I hope for salvation to pardon and forgive all my sinnes committed against his holy majesty and to make mee pertaker of his heavenly kingdom
ITEM I will that my executor pay what ever I owe in bond booke or bill when I dye ITEM I will that the two thousand pounds which by deed of gift made the fourteenth of August one thousand six hundred eighty two to my daughter Good and her husband bee payd as soone as possible lands can be sold hoping they will both joyne in disposing of it that it may bee equally divided amongst their children after their decease
ITEM I give my sonne Good all my right and title to the lands in Watfieldlevell unfortunately purchased by my father formerly belonging to Mr Gibbons
ITEM I give to my grandsonne Barnham Powell one hundred pounds if hee bee living when I dye
ITEM I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Powell five hundred pounds if she be living when I dye
ITEM I give to the sonnes of my brother ffrancis Barnham that was ffrancis Robt and Edward and to his three daughters ffrances Margaret and Grace Barnham or to as many of them as shal be living when I dye to each fifty pound
ITEM I give to my brother John Barnham sonne one hundred pound if living when I dye ITEM I give to my neece Elizabeth Barnham two hundred pounds if living when I dye ITEM I give to my neece Anne Barnham one hundred and fifty pounds if living when I dye
ITEM I give to the poore of the parish of Bilsington tenn pounds to be paid within six months after my decease and to the poore of the parish of Boughton Munchelsey tenn pounds to bee payed within six months after my death
ITEM I freely and heartily remitt the hundred pounds I should have of Mr Sutton Minister of Boughton
ITEM if I can dispose of it I give my honour of being Barronet to my sonne Thomas Rider and I give him all my household goods in Boughton my plate excepted which I give to my good wife Dame Hannah Barnham during life and after her decease to my daughter Good
ITEM I will give no mourning to any least others should take exceptions
ITEM I will that my body bee buried as privately as may bee at Boughton
ITEM I give to my servant Ann Iden tenn pounds for her great care of me and of this my last will and testament I make my deare wife Dame Hannah Barnham sole Executrix being confident of her good affection that she will respect my honour and reputation as to see it fullfilled though to her loss and impower her to sell all the lands I have to make it good in wittnesse whereof I hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and yeare above Robt Barnham signed and sealed in the presence of John Tonge John Weldish the marke of John Medhirst
The remainder is the probate of the will and is in latin. Dated 12 Jun 1685

Children of Robert BARNHAM (Sir) and Elizabeth HENLEY:

Elizabeth Barnham, christened 22 Dec 1636 in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England, buried 28 Feb 1636/37 in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England. Bishop Transcripts of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England; FHL Film #1736528

Darcy Barnham ,christened 11 Jan 1638/39 in Boughton, Monchelsea, Kent, England.

Ann Barnham, born 1644 of Boughton, Kent, England.

Francis Barnham, born abt. 1647 in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England.
Minutes of Parliament; Middle Temple Records; edited by Charles Henry Hopwood, K.C., One of the masters of the bench, 1904; FHL Book 942.1/L1 C4M vol.3
Parliament, 2 Nov 1655: 5 Nov. Mr. Francis, eldest son of Robert Barneham of Boughton Mountchelsey, esq., specially; bound with Messrs. Andrew and Robert Henley, both of the Utter Bar; fine, 3l.

Mary Barnham, born abt. 1649 in Boughton, Kent, England

Children of Robert BARNHAM (Sir) and Hannah NICHOLS:

Philadelphia Barnham, christened 28 May 1664 in Saint Martin in, Westminster, London, England, died 1730. Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster, London, England; FHL Film #560370

4-EDWARD BARNHAM, born abt. 1608 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Ed'r'us fil. 3. (of Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Edward Barnham third son (of Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

COMMENTS: Not in fathers will

5-MARTIN BARNHAM, christened 10 Dec 1610 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England, buried 31 Dec 1610 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England.

CHRISTENING and BURIAL: Parish records of Hollingbourne,Kent,England; FHL Film #1473731

6-FRANCIS BARNHAM, born abt. 1612 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England; died Jun 1677 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He married abt. 1637 in London, London, England, Margaret Duke.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- ffranciscus fil. 4. (of Francis Barnham)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Francis Barnham fourth son (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

COMMENTS: In fathers will

PROBATE: Consistory Court of Canterbury; vol. 54, folio 205; FHL Film #188871

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I ffrancis Barnham of Maidstone in the County of Kent gent being weake in Body but of sound and Pfect (perfect) memory thankes be given to Almighty God doe here in revoke all former wills and doe make this my last will and Testament as ffolloweth ffirst and principally I bequeath my soule unto god my Creator hopeing by the________Meritts of Jesus Christ my blessed redeemer to be made partacker of eternall Life and Glory. And my body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter named
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Sonne ffrancis Barnham the sum of Three hundred pounds To my Daughter ffrances Barnham the like sum of Three hundred pounds To my daughter Margarett Barnham the like sum of Three hundred pounds To my daughter Grace Barnham the like sum of Three hundred pounds To my Sonne Robert Barnham the sum of Two hundred pounds To my Sonn Edward Barnham the like sum of Two hundred pounds All which said severall Legacies I will shall be paid to my said Sonns and Daughters within three months next after the decease of my loveing wife Margarett by the executor or Administrator of my said Loveing wife And I make my said wife sole executrix of this my last will and Testament to whome I give All my goods Chattell cattle household stuff moveables and personall estate whatsoever Shee paying my debts Legacies and ffunerall expenses In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this Second day of January in the yeare of our Lord god one Thousand Six hundred Seventy Six. (1676/1677) ffrancis Barnham Signed sealed published and Declared to be the last will and Testement of the said ffrancis Barnham in the presence of Jane Wiatt Robert Sanders Junr

Probated 28 Jun 1677

Children of Francis BARNHAM and Margaret DUKE:

Francis Barnham, born 1638 in London, London, England.
Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Francis Barnham, (of Francis Barnham and Margaret)
COMMENTS: In his uncle Robert Barnham's will. In his fathers will, 1677

Frances Barnham, born abt. 1640 in Linton, Kent, England.
Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Frances (of Francis Barnham and Margaret)
COMMENTS: In her uncle Robert Barnham's will.

Margaret Barnham, born abt. 1643 in Linton, Kent, England.
Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Grace (s/b Margaret)(of Francis Barnham and Margaret)
COMMENTS: In her uncle Robert Barnham's will.

Elizabeth Barnham, christened 27 Feb 1650/51 in Linton, Kent, England.

Grace Barnham, christened 18 Dec 1652 in Linton, Kent, England.
Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Grace (of Francis Barnham and Margaret)
COMMENTS: In her uncle Robert Barnham's will.

Edward Barnham, born 19 Feb 1653 in Linton, Kent, England.
Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Edward Barnham, (of Francis Barnham and Margaret)
COMMENTS: In his uncle Robert Barnham's will.

Theodosia Barnham, born 22 Aug 1657 in Linton, Kent, England.

Robert Barnham, born abt. 1640 in London, London, England.
Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Robert Barnham, (of Francis Barnham and Margaret)
COMMENTS: In his uncle Robert Barnham's will.

7-WILLIAM BARNHAM, christened 19 May 1613 in Saint Martin in the Field, Westminster, London, England, buried 22 Mar 1674/75 in St. John Maddermarket, Norwich, Norfolk, England. He married (1) unknown.He married (2) Elizabeth Windham, born of Stokesby with Herringsby, Norfolk, England; buried 30 Dec 1690 in St. John Maddermarket, Norwich, Norfolk, England. He married (3) Mary Grigson, born of Hardingham, Norfolk, England; buried 23 May 1659 in St. John Maddermarket, Norwich, Norfolk, England. (The research for William Barnham is on going. The information that has been found shows that he was not the mayor of Norwich)

MARRIAGE: Saint Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Norfolk, England
FHL Film #993606, 993607

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Will'mus fil. 5. (of Francis Barnham)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
William Barnham, Mayor of Norwich in 1652, ob. in 1676 5th son (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

COMMENTS: In fathers will

8-DUDLEY BARNHAM, christened 16 Oct 1614 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England, died aft. 1646.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Dudleus fil. 6. (of Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Dudley Barnham sixth son (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

COMMENTS: In fathers will.

CHRISTENING: Parish records of Hollingbourne,Kent,England ;
FHL Film #1473731

9-JUDITH BARNHAM, born abt. 1615 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Juditha filia 2. (of Francis Barnham)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Judith second daughter (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

10- ELIZABETH BARNHAM, born abt. 1617 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Elizab: filia 3. (of Francis Barnham)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Elizabeth, third daughter (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

11- MARTIN BARNHAM, christened 26 Sep 1618 in Linton, Kent, England.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- Martinus fil. 7. (of Francis Barnham)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Martin Barnham seventh son (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

COMMENTS: Not in fathers will.

CHRISTENING: Parish records of Linton,Kent,England; FHL Film #1866559

12- FRANCES BARNHAM , christened 15 Oct 1619 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England. She married on 30 Apr 1638 in St. Benet Paul's Wharf, London, London, England, Robert Wildgoose.

The Visitations of Kent, Taken in the Years 1619 and 1621; The Publicatitons of the Harleian Society; FHL Book 942 B4h vol.42.
1619- ffrancisca filia 4. (of Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

Berry, William, 1774-1851. County genealogies: pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent, collected from the heraldic visitations and other authentic manuscripts in the British museum, and in the possession of private individuals, and from the information of the present resident families; FHL Book Q 942.23 D2ber
Frances Barnham fourth daughter (of Sir Francis Barnham and Elizabeth Lennard)

COMMENTS: In fathers will as Lady Wildgoose

13- JOHN BARNHAM, christened 13 Aug 1621 in Hollingbourne, Kent, England, died bef. 1686. His wifes name is unknown.

COMMENT: Died before 1686 when his brother's (Robert) wife Hannah Barnham left to his wife in her will. Not in 1619 visitation. In fathers will.

CHRISTENING: Parish records of Hollingbourne,Kent,England;
FHL Film #1473731


Children of John BARNHAM:

Barnham
COMMENTS: In his uncle Robert Barnham's will.

14- BARNHAM, born abt. 1623.

15- THOMAS BARNUM or BARNHAM, born 1625 of Hollingbourne, Kent, England. He married (1) Hannah HURD. He married (2) Sarah THOMPSON.
See his information in the April Newsletter:

Hannah Hurd

The first wife of Thomas Barnum has been shown as Hannah Hurd. The first record where I have been able to find this is in the LDS archives of family group records submitted in about 1942. The source is shown as The Families of Old Fairfield; by Donald Lines Jacobus.When this source is checked, with the page number given, it refers to our Thomas Barnum, but does not show a wifes name.

She is not the Hannah Hurd born in Boston 20 Sep 1640. According to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Hannah of Boston married John Cowell of Boston and had issue. Following is the family of John and Hannah Cowell which shows that Thomas Barnum could not have been a second husband as she was having children by John Cowell as late as 1680.

Some Descendants of Edward Cowell, 1616-1691, Boston; by Roger Barnes FHL Film #1321366
Edward Cowell's second son was a blacksmith like his older brother, John married young, at 20 years of age, to Hannah Hurd. While they had nine children we can be sure of only four that survived infancy. John was appointed Clerk of the Market for Boston in 1675.
Hannah, his wife, was the daughter of John Hurd, a tailor, who was admitted as an inhabitant of Boston in 1639 and together with his wife, Mary, was admitted to the church 5-7-1639. Hannah is mentioned with great respect in early Boston records and at her death the funeral was attended by the prominent men of Boston.

BOSTON BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS, 1630-1699

page 107; Edward of John & Hannah Cowell born Sept. 12, 1668 (probably should be 1666)
page 110; Mary of John & Hannah Cowell born Nov. 20, 1668
page 118; John of John & Hannah Cowell born Nov. 15, 1671
page 121; Death 1671. John of sister Cowell 19 day 9 mo.
page 122; Hannah of John & Hannah Cowell born Nov. 2,1672
page 132; John of John & Hannah Cowell born Jan. 12, 1674
page 135; Death 1674. John of sister Cowell 17 day 11 mo.
page 137; Jeremiah of John Cowell born July 25, 1676
page 141; Hannah of John & Hannah Cowell born Mar. 9, 1677
page 151; Mehetable of John & Hannah Cowell born Oct. 3, 1680
page 157; William of John & Hannah Cowell born Jan. 25, 1680
page 211; John Cowell Died Decemr., 1693

Research needs to be continued for her name. It could be that
somewhere in the mass of Connecticut probate records she is listed
in her father's will. The early records of Danbury, Connecticut were burned in a court house fire so perhaps her name will be lost to us for ever. I firmly believe that her given name is Hannah but her last name has become confused with the married name of Thomas' second wife who was the widow of John Hurd.

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Sarah Thompson

There is no indication that any of the children are by his second wife, Sarah Thompson.

It is stated in an article entitled Hurd Errors-Some Corrections by Thaddeus B. Hurd in The American Genealogist (TAG); vol. 50, no. 1; January 1974, page 4; "The widow Sarah (Thompson) Hurd married secondly Thomas Barnum of Danbury as his second wife, but had no children by him. Thomas died 26 Dec. 1695 and twice-widowed Sarah returned to Stratford where she died 24 Jan. 1717/18."

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Elizabeth Benedict

The Elizabeth that married Thomas Benedict was not the daughter of Thomas Barnum.
She was Elizabeth Hickok, born: 1682 Waterbury,NeHaven,Connecticut
; Died: 1729 Danbury, Connecticut. Her parents are Samuel Hickok and Hannah Upson. She married (1), 1702 in New Haven, Connecticut, Thomas Benedict; married (2) 21 Jun 1722 in ,New Haven,Connecticut, Samuel Smith.

Children by first marriage:

Samuel Benedict
Elizabeth Benedict
Hannah Benedict
Rebecca Benedict

Genealogy of the Benedicts in America; by Henry Marvin Benedict, FHL Film #824379, shows that Thomas Benedicts wife was Elizabeth Barnum. Administrators of the estate of Thomas Benedict were the widow and Sergeant Francis Barnum.
(It was very common for a relative of the widow at probate to act as administrator of the estate in order to protect the rights of the widow. That could be where the idea that Elizabeth was a Barnum came from. There would be no need to have one of her relatives to protect her interests in this case as she was one of the administrators.)

The Hickok Genealogy, Descendants of William Hickocks of Farmington, Connecticut; by Charles Nelson Hickok, Ph.B.; FHL Film #908706 shows Elizabeth Hickock daughter of Serg. Samuel Hickock married (1) Thomas Benedict of Danbury (2) Samuel Smith, 21 June 1722.

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