Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bond 9922 & 9923

9922. John Smythes & 9923. Joane Biccombe {Bond}


7/25/1551, John born in Wrington, Somerset, England, s/o 19844. George Smythes.
1564 Joane born in, Somerset, England, d/o 19846. Hugh Biccombe & 19847. Catherine Wilshaw.
Joan 1st married ?. [Daughter-in-law Mary Cope named in John’s will, daughter Mary Cope named in Joane’s will.]
~1590, John married Joane. (S) Will of her brother, see 1629.
12/21/1614, John Smythes “Sonne of John Smythes of Wrington” mentioned in Bristol records.
1/15/1616-17, General Session held at Wells: “On a complaint from the churchwardens and overseers of Congersbury that John Smythes, gent, of Wrington, hath placed in certain mills in Congersbury a poor old mand and his wife, … desire that he will give security or else remove them. …” (S) Somerset Record Society, 1887, P197.
1/31/1619, Will of William Allen of Wrington, co. Somst., gent.: “… uncle John Smythes, esq., his wife, my aunt, and their son John Smythes; …”
1620, “conveyances by Wm. Bradripp of Winscombe to John Smythes of Wrington, and by Rich.Morgan of Easton-in-Gordano to Edw.Bernard of Shepton Mallet and Nich. and Sara Harvey of Brockley.” (S) UKNA.
Aft. 5/4/1626, John wrote his will. (S) UKNA, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
6/26/1626 John buried at Wrington, Somerset, England. [His wife, daughters and their husbands are named in his will.]
9/2/1626, John’s will proved by Joane in London.
1628, “Messuage or tenement, 13½a. land in Tornocke, occupied by John Smythe, formerly …; conveyances by Wm.Bradripp of Winscombe to John Smythes of Wrington, and by Rich.Morgan of Easton-in-Gordano to Edw.Bernard of Shepton Mallet and Nich. and Sara Harvey of Brockley.” (S) UKNA.
10/18/1629, Joan’s little brother John, Gentleman of Axbridge, Somerset, bequeathed all of his possessions to her and her children. He was the only male born to their father and was the heir. Both “my brother in lawe John Smithes of Wirington esquire and his wife Joane my sister” were named executors. (S) See John Bickombe.
5/2/1638 Joan wrote her will. (S) UKNA, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Bef 2/2/1639 Joan “of Dorington” died. (S) Will proved by her daughter Mary.
(S) Virginia Historical Genealogies by John Boddie, 1954. (S) Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, W. Bruce Bannerman, V4, P279. (S) 1623 Visitation of Somersetshire, The Harleian Society, V11, Publ. 1876, P41. (S) Historical Notes on Some Somerset Manors Formerly Connected with the Honour of Dunster, Sir H. C. Maxwell Lytle. (S) Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, Vol.IV., 1905.

Children of John and Joan:

i. Jane Smythes, born ~1593 in Wrington.
12/28/1606 at Wrington, Jane married Edward Barnard. (S) Parish Record.
1640-41, “James Levingston v. William Strode, Edward Barnard.: "Manor, parish, and parsonage" of Glaston, …, parcel of the late monastery of Glastonbury (Somerset), …” (S) UKNA. [William Strode is married to Jane’s sister Katherine.]

ii. Elizabeth Smythies (4961), born 6/22/1595 in Wrington.
“Elizabeth Godwyn” named in the will of her father.
“Elizabeth Godwin” named in the will of her mother.

iii. Sarah Smythies, born 1/12/1597 in Wrington.
Bef. 1620, Sarah married Nicholas Harvey. (S) John’s will.
1620, “conveyances by Wm. Bradripp of Winscombe to John Smythes of Wrington, and by Rich.Morgan of Easton-in-Gordano to Edw.Bernard of Shepton Mallet and Nich. and Sara Harvey of Brockley.” (S) UKNA.

iv. John Smythes, born 1598 in Wrington.
5/26/1609, John, “son and heir of John of Wrington” matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford.
1611, John a student at the Middle Temple.
12/21/1614, “Memorandum that the xxj th daye December 1614: John Smythes of Wrington in the County of Somerset Gentleman Sonne of John Smythes of Wrington, The afforesaid gentleman havinge married with Sarah Fowens, daughter of the afforenamed John Fowens of the Citye of Bristoll menchant deceased came before Mr Thomas James Maior of the said Cytie of Bristoll and dis acknowledge himself to have received and to be fully satisfied of the summe of one thousand marks of lawfull money of England … bequeath unto the said Sarah by her father John Fowens deceased … the same John Smythes the sonne doth clearly acquitt and discharge the Maior and Commonalty of the said Cytie.”
1623, John age 25.
5/4/1626, John buried in Wrington. [His father’s will refers to him as “lately buried.”]

v. Mary Smythies, baptized 10/21/1599 in Wrington.
Mary married James Bisse. (S) John’s will.
2/2/1639, Mary “proved” her mother’s will.
Bef. 5/15/1640, James died – will probated. (S) UKNA.
1649, “William Ceely v Robert Godwyn, Edward Huish, Alexander Jett and Mary Bisse, widow: Huntspill, Somerset.” (S) UKNA. [Note: Robert Godwin is husband of Mary's sister Elizabeth. Edward Huish is married to Robert's sister Christian.]

vi. Katherine Smythes, baptized 6/16/1602 in Wrington.
Katherine married William Strode. [She is not mentioned in her father’s will, but is mentioned in her mother’s. Her baptismal record at Wrington: “Katherine d. of John Smythes.”]
1640-41, “James Levingston v. William Strode, Edward Barnard.: ‘Manor, parish, and parsonage’ of Glaston, …, parcel of the late monastery of Glastonbury (Somerset), …” (S) UKNA. [Edward Barnard is married to Katherine’s sister Jane.]

vii. Joane Smythies, baptized 9/22/1605 in Wrington.
5/22/1625 at Wrington, Joan married Richard Chichester. (S) Parish Register, John’s will. [Richard eldest s/o Hugh & Martha Duke.]
3/17/1639, Richard, born 1600, was buried in Widworthy.
6/1/1639, Joan renounced administration of Richard’s estate.
8/5/1643, Joan buried at Widworthy.
Children:
John Chichester, baptized 10/11/1626.
He married Margaret Ware, d/o John & Margaret Dart.
6/11/1661, he was buried.

viii. Judith Smythies, born 6/24/1608 in Wrington.
1/1/1622 at Wrington, age 14, Judith married John Tavenor. (S) Parish Register, John’s will.

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