29702. Sir John Meller & 29703. Mary SwinnertonJohn born in England, eldest s/o §Sir Robert Meller & §Dorothy Bailie.
Mary born in England, d/o §John Swinner [1612, John Mayor of London.]
3/20/1620, John and his brother Wolley given £40 out of the tithes of Up Loader and Upton, co. Dorset, by their father and step-mother.
9/24/1624, John inherited lands in Little Bredy, Dorset in his father’s will.
1625, John knighted.
1641, “1] Thomas Symcockes 2] Sir John Meller of Little Bredy, Dors., kt, his son and heir Robert, Wolley Meller of Upcerne, Dors., and William Coward of Wells: Grant for lives of Barbara Keeping's messuage, water grist mill and 3a, Katherine Symcockes' messuage”.
1645, Winterborne held by Sir John Meller. The farm covered land partly in Came and at Winterborne and one-third at Cripton.
1647, “Thomas Symcockes and wife Dorothy daughter of Sir John Meller 2] Sir John Meller of Little Bredy, Dors., kt 3] William Coward of Wells Settlement in trust for Dorothy of Butleigh manor, demesnes and advowson.”
1647-48, “1] Thomas Symcockes, Sir John Meller of Little Bredy, Dors., kt, his son and heir Robert, Wolley Meller of Upcerne, Dors., and William Coward of Wells 2] William Percie of Butleigh, yeoman Lease for lives of 3a in Cowhorsies, part Callows tenement Rent.”
4/3/1649, John wrote his will: To be buried at Came where my grandfather and father lie. … My children John, Jane and Grace Meller … My daughter Katherine Symcockes, My daughter mary Symcockes, my brother Wolley Meller, … grandchild Robert Meller, son of my son & heir Robert Meller, … my aunt Katherine Meller …
Bef. 11/19/1650, Sir John, knight of Little Bredy and Kingston Russell, Dorset, died.
(S) UKNA, (S) The Midland antiquary, ed. by W.F. Carter, Volumes 1-2, P42. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, V99, Part 1, P412.
Children of John and Mary:
i. Grace Meller, born ? in England.
2/26/1652, Grace married William Churchill of Muston. (S) The House of Commons, 1160-1690, V1, P70.
William Churchill, born 1627 in England.
ii. Jane Meller, born ? in England.
Jane married ? Calton.
iii. Mary Meller, born ? in England.
iv. Robert Meller, born 1615 in England. [Heir]
Robert married Frances ?.
12/17/1655, Robert wrote his will.
Edward Meller, esq., born ? in England.
1699, Edward died; buried at Came.
v. Dorothy Meller (14851) born ~1617 in England.
vi. John Meller, born ? in England.