West Stow Parish Registers 1558 to 1850

West Stow Parish Registers 1558 to 1850

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... few miles of each For an account of her funeral see Mrs. Everett Green's Lives of the Princesses of England, v. 138. other, viz., West Stow lately built by himself, and Little Saxham lately built by Thomas Lucas. 1553. Oct. 2. To-day, being the day after the coronation of Queen Mary, 9o new knights of the carpet were dubbed at Westminster before her by the earl of Arundel. Among them was Sir John Crofts of West Stow. Strype Eccl: Mem. 1558. January. He died and was buried at West Stow. He left two sons. I. Edmund succeeded him at West Stow and Little Saxham. II. Thomas inherited his father's possessions at Bardwell. After Thomas was gone six successive generations succeeded him there. After the sixth they came to an end. The inquisition taken at the death of Sir John and his will are both printed in the Little Saxham volume. Gen. VI. Edmund, son and heir of Sir John Crofts. The inquisition taken after his father's death states him to have been then 37 years old. He was therefore born in or about 152o. His reign was a short one, as he only survived his father for about three weeks. His first wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson, the builder of Hengrave hall. By her he had two sons: viz. Thomas, his successor, and Henry, who I believe died young. Both are mentioned in their grandfather's will. His second wife was Eleanor, daughter of Thomas, lord Borough or Burgh. By her he had a son and two daughters. The son, John, died in boyhood, and the entry of his burial in November, 1558, is the very first entry in the West Stow registers. Of the daughters, Alice was buried at West Stow in January, 1561, and Margaret became the wife of John Southwell of Barham in Suffolk. This last marriage was one of cousins, as the Southwells and Sampsons...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630262
  • 9781236630261