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Thursday, May 15, 2014

William Porter of Cornwall & Mary Hitchins

8200. William Porter of Cornwall & 8201. Mary Hitchins   

7/21/1548, William baptized at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall; heir & s/o 16400. John Porter & 16401. Margaret Bake.

~1555, Mary born in Merkwell in St. Erney, Cornwall, England, d/o §§Henry Hitchins & Johanna Lambert.

11/17/1558, Elizabeth I succeeded Mary I as Queen of England. [Both daughters of King Henry VIII.]

1571, William married Mary in Landrake, Cornwall. (S) Cornwall OCP.

1581, 1 William Skelton of St Stephens nexte Saltashe, yeoman. 2 William Porter of St Stephens, gent. Moiety of tenement called Woodforde. Bargain and sale. (S) UKNA, 372/23/1/5.

1589, 1 William Porter of St Stephyns near Saltash. 2 William Skelton and Christopher Dingle. (S) UKNA, 372/11/1/9.

1591, Bargain and sale. 1 William Porter, gent, William Skelton, yeoman, Richard Rowte, yeoman and Christopher Dyngle, all of St Stpehens by Saltash, Cornwall. 2 Nicholas Wills of Landrake, Cornwall, gent. Messuages in Pelynt and Lansallos, Cornwall. (S) UKNA, 372/7/2/10B.

7/25/1603, King James I succeeded Queen Elizabeth I in England.

11/5/1605, The “Gunpowder Plot”, an attempt to assassinate King James I.

9/8/1609, William Porter of Trimerton buried at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

[––Mary––]

1611, The “King James Bible”, the 3rd English translation accomplished by 47 scholars from Greek [New Testament], Hebrew [Old Testament] and Latin [Apocrypha], published.

6/26/1616, Mary wrote her will.

7/1/1616, Mary, relict of William Porter, gent., buried at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

9/20/1616, Mary’s will probated at Prin. Reg., Exeter.

(S) The Visitations of the County of Cornwall, P384. (S) Heraldic Church Notes From Cornwall.

Children of William and Mary:

i. Elizabeth Porter, baptized 4/2/1574 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

3/11/1592, Elizabeth married Richard Lambert at St. Stephens by Saltash. [3 daughters]

Aft. 4/9/1599, Elizabeth married Theobald Gears.

6/26/1616, Elizabeth named in her mother’s will.

ii. Maria Porter, baptized 12/16/1576 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

8/19/1580, Maria buried at St. Stephens by Saltash.

iii. Margaret Porter, baptized 11/13/1579 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

7/7/1581, Margaret buried at St. Stephens by Saltash.

iv. Richard Porter (4100), born ~1581 in Trimerton, Cornwall, England.

v. William Porter, baptized 11/28/1584 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

vi. Julian Porter, baptized 10/28/1586 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

vii. William Porter, baptized 7/16/1587 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

3/13/1596, William buried at St. Stephens by Saltash.

viii. Johanna Porter, baptized 7/5/1590 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

11/3/1612, Johanna married Hugh Hawkyns at St. Stephens by Saltash.

6/26/1616, Johanna named in her mother’s will.

ix. Thomas Porter, baptized 12/9/1592 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

x. Arthur Porter, baptized 3/15/1594 at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

9/8/1615, Arthur buried at Pangbourne Minister, Dorsetshire.


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