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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thomas Coward & Mary Watkins

14848. Thomas Coward & 14849. Mary Watkins   

~1575, Thomas born in Wells, Somerset, England, s/o 29696. John Coward & 29697. Catherine Leigh.

~1580, Mary, born in Wells, Somerset, England, heiress & d/o 29698. William Watkins.

10/9/1590, “Cogitation of marriage between Thomas Coward, my son & Mary, daughter of William Watkyns, of Wells, gent.” in the will of Thomas’ father.

~1595, They were married.

1/7/1619, Thomas wrote his will: “Will of Thomas Coward, Gentleman of Wells, Somerset.” (S) UKNA. Will of Thomas [abstract]: To be buried at St. Cuthberts. To my younger son William Coward, the mansion in Chamberlain Street, where Hugh Halswell, Esq., now dwelleth. My son Thomas, & my wife Mary, Exors. Arthur Duck, Chancellor to the Bishop of Bath & Wells, Timothy Revett, D.D., Archdeacon of Bath, Thomas Southworth, Recorder of Wells, & Henry Southworth, Overseers. My sister Elizabeth Walton, widow, & her four children, £10. The wardship of my son Thomas to Mary my wife.

1/22/1621, “Mr. Thomas Coward” buried at St. Cuthbert Church, Wells.

4/7/1621, Thomas’ will proved by wife Mary and son Thomas.

(S) Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills, 1888, Crisp, P26.  (S) 1623 Visitation of Somerset.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

i. Thomas Coward, born 1600 in Wells, England.

1623, Thomas “aged 23”. (S) 1623 Visitation of Somerset.

Thomas married ?, d/o Dr. James, Chancellor to the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

ii. William Cowherd (7424), born 1601 in Wells, England.

1623, William “aged 22”. (S) 1623 Visitation of Somerset.

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