French Family Association

The Official Website of the Surname French

Essex, Suffolk, and Warwickshire Parish Registers
for the Surname French

This page updated by Mara French on 11/17/10. Send any corrections or additions to this page to marafrench@mindspring.com. Revisions: 2010. Research on these parish registers was done beginning in 1994 by:

Š      Peter Nutt of the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford, England

Š      Frederick G. Emmison of the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford, England

Š      Jane Smith of the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford, England

Š      Nesta Evans of the Suffolk Record Office in Bury St. Edmunds

Š      Mara French in California via internet and trips to the ERO in Chelmsford and other record offices

Š      J. Michael Frost in Arizona via internet searching records at the ERO

Š      Delpha Triptow in Salt Lake City via physical records

Š      Chris N. French in Manchester, England

Š      Joanna Martin from the Suffolk Record Office in Bury St. Edmunds

Š      Christine Hodgetts from the Warwickshire Record Office in Warwick

Š      John B. Threlfall of Madison, Wisconsin, author and researcher of Essex families

Š      Ray Whitehand, Historical Suffolk Research Services

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Essex

Alphamstone    Ardleigh    Arkesden    Belchamp Otten    Belchamp St. Paul    Birdbrook    Bradwell     Bures Hamlet     Mount Bures    Chappel    Coggeshall    Colchester    Colne Engaine    Copland    Dagenham    Earls Colne    Farnham    Feering    Felsted    Finchingfield  Fordham    Foxearth    Frating    Gestingthorpe    Gosfield    Great Bardfield    Great Maplestead    Great Tey    Great Yeldham    Halstead    Hanningfield (West)    Hanningfield (East)    Helions Bumpstead    Horndon (East)    Horndon (West)    Ingatestone    Kelvedon    Lamarsh    Leyton     Little Bardfield    Little Maplestead    Little Tey     Manuden or Mallenden     Mark’s Hall    Mark’s Tey    Navestock    Pattiswick    Pebmarsh    Peldon    Pentlow    Ridgewell    Sible Hedingham    Stebbing    Steeple Bumpstead    Stisted    Terling    Toppesfield    Twinstead    Wakes Colne    Wethersfield    White Colne    Wickham St. Paul

Suffolk

Assington    Bures St. Mary

Warwickshire

Alcester    Rugby

Alphamstone Parish Register

Not much exists, only the marriage records 1707-1836, T/R 168/1.

Ardleigh Parish Register

D/P 263/1/1, register of baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1555-1666, 35 images. I haven’t taken the time to look at these, but I did browse through the marriages 1635-1640 and found no French. However, a Robert French was living in Ardleigh in 1641, after the Great Migration.

 

 

Research on these parish registers was done beginning in 1994 by Peter Nutt, Frederick G. Emmison, and Jane Smith of the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford, England, and by Mara French in California and J. Michael Frost in Arizona via internet, and Delpha Triptow in Salt Lake City via physical records.

*Added to the Chart.

Arkesden Parish Register

D/ABW 14/59, 28 Jul 1551, Will of French of Arkesden
Q/SR 4/7, Indictment of Thomas Frenche of Arkesden, yeoman, for breaking into the close of William Waldegrave, esquire, at Great Wenden and cutting down and carrying away 2 cart-loads of wood, 6 Mar 1561
Q/SR 5/32, Thomas French of Arkesden, yeoman, 8 Jan 1562, to the Sheriff to take and have at the said Easter Sessions with many others listed. No parish register survive for Arkesden before 1690 per researcher Peter Nutt.

Assington Parish Register (Suffolk)

The Assington Bishop’s Transcripts cover a few years after 1564. Assington Parish Register of St. Edmund’s Parish start in 1598. Baptisms and burials start in 1598, and marriages start in 1599 according to researcher Peter Nutt at the ERO. These records were searched for any French entries from the earliest records available to 1650 by researcher Ray Whitehand in Suffolk. The earliest church register begins in 1598. As some of the pages on the fiche copy of this register are faded beyond legibility, the archivist allowed Ray Whitehand to access the original register in October 2010. With regard to records before 1598, there are some registers bills available for Assington. Ray listed those available (on microfilm) below together with the identifying film codes. I don’t know if you are familiar with these bills. They are notoriously difficult and time consuming to read. The single sheets (as presented by individual parishes to the archdeacon annually) are arranged on the film by year, then hundred, and parish. As the parishes are not in any alphabetical order it is a painstaking to search through the 20 to 30 parishes for the one required. One year at a time.

The marriage of Catherine French and an unknown event of Julyan French could not be located in Assington. However Ray checked out the marriage of Catherine French to John Ansell in Boyd’s Marriage Indexes for the county. While there was not an entry for Catherine French in the female index, he did identify an entry for John Ansell to a Katherine (surname not given) in Bures St Mary in 1558/59. Frustratingly it does not identify the surname of the bride, but as you have mentioned other French entries in this parish, I am wondering if this is in fact the marriage in question.

Because there are no records from 1636 to 1650 in Assington, this clearly indicates another reason to prove that this entire family immigrated to America.

Assington register bills available for the following years, researched by Ray Whitehand in October 2010:

1564-67; 71,72,75,77,80-82,85,86,92,94-96,98,1600.                                                 

Microfilm copy  at Bury St Edmunds:

1550-1566; J502/1

1567-1574; J502/2

1575-1577; J502/3

1578-1583; J502/4

1584-1585; J502/5

1586-1590; J502/6

1591-1593; J502/7

1594-1595; J502/8

1596-1598; J502/9

Assington b/m/b 1598-1683; J596/1

original register 1598-1603; FL521/4/1

checked original registers to 1650.

1586-02-27                                                                                                                      bapt: the twentieth seventh of february baptism of Elizabethe ye daughter of Jacob ffrench (1586/87)
1600-06-25                                                                                                                      bapt: Robert ffrench s.o. Jacob ffrench & Susan his wife
1608-11-27                                                                                                                      bapt: Thomas ffrench s.o. Thomas ffrench & Susan his wife
1610-04-09                                                                                                                      bapt: Alice ffrench d.o. Thomas ffrench & Susan his wife
1614-07-09                                                                                                                      bapt: Dorcus ffrench d.o. Thomas ffrench & Susan his wife
1616-04-02                                                                                                                      bapt: Susan ffrench d.o. Thomas & ffrench &  Susan his wife
1617-03-15                                                                                                                      bapt: Anna ffrench d.o. Thomas ffrench & Susan his wife (1617/18)
1619-03-12                                                                                                                      bapt: Margaret ffrench d.o. Thomas ffrench & Susan his wife (1619/20)
1622-05-26                                                                                                                      bapt: John ffrench s.o. Thomas ffrench & Susan his wife
1624-01-06                                                                                                                      bapt: Mary ffrench d.o. Thomas ffrench & Susanna his wife (1624/25)
1608-09-05                                                                                                                      mar: Thomas ffrench = Susan Riddlesdale
1613-08-01                                                                                                                      bur: Susan ffrench d.o. Jacob ffrench
1615-11-11                                                                                                                      bur: Jacob ffrench
1620-01-22                                                                                                                      bur: Sara ffrench d.o. John ffrench  (1620/21)
1624-08-04                                                                                                                      bur: John fforsduke son in lawe of George Potter
1635-11-25                                                                                                                      bur: Margaret ffrench d.o. Thomas ffrench & Susanna        

for loose entries of: Catherine ffrench = John Ansell & unknown event of Julyan ffrench
no sign of either entries in Assington register bills or the original registers                       

Boyds register 1500-1600, male; ditto female;
No sign of any marriage for Catherine French or Julian French .but:
John Ansell = Cath in Bures 1557

Bures St Mary b/m/b 1538-73: FL540/4/1
item ye marriage of John Anssell & Katherine hys wyfe ye fyrst day of february 1558/59
no sign of Julyan

Baptisms

Date

Name

Image

Chart

20 Apr 1584

Susan Riddlesdale, dau. of John and Dorcas, in Boxford, Suffolk (not Assington)

 

E1*

27 Feb 1586/7

Elizabeth ffrench, dau. of Jacob ffrench

 

E1*

27 Mar 1596

John ffrench, parents not named (Ray Whitehand could not find)

 

E1*

1589-98

Susan ffrench, dau. of Jacob, died young in 1613 (Ray Whitehand could not find)

 

E1*

25 Jun 1600

Robert ffrench, son of Jacob ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

27 Nov 1608

Thomas ffrench, son of Thomas ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

9 Apr 1610

Alice french, dau. of Thomas ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

9 Jul 1614

Dorcas ffrench, dau. of Thomas ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

2 Apr 1616

Susan ffrench, dau. of Thomas ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

15 Mar 1617/18

Anna ffrench, dau. of Thomas ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

12 Mar 1619/20

Margaret ffrench, dau. of Thomas ffrench and Susan his wife

 

E1*

26 May 1622

John ffrench, son of Thomas French and Susan his wife

 

E1*

6 Jan 1624/5

Mary ffrench, dau. of Thomas French and Susan his wife

 

E1*

Marriages

Date

Name

Image

Chart

5 Sep 1608

Thomas ffrench and Susan Riddlesdale

 

E1*

27 Sep 1578

Jacob ffrench and Susann Warren (Ray Whitehand could not find in Assington. Perhaps they married in Boxford).

 

E1*

Burials

Date

Name

Image

Chart

Aug 1658

Susan (Riddlesdale) ffrench (Ray Whitehand could not find)

 

E1*

1 Aug 1613

Susan ffrench, dau. of Jacob ffrench

 

E1*

11 Nov 1615

Jacob ffrench

 

n/a

22 Jan 1620/1

Sara ffrench, dau. of John ffrench

 

E1*

25 Nov 1635

Margaret ffrench, dau. of Thomas ffrench and Susanna

 

E1*

Birdbrook Parish Register

Will of Richard French, yeoman, 1624, D/ABW 45/156
Will of Henry French, 1662, D/ABW 61/236
Will of Richard French, yeoman, 1629, D/ABW 49/13

Parish Register, 1633-1754, D/P 271/1/1, 63 Images, FFA Chart #EH.

 

Bradwell Parish Register

Researcher Peter C. Nutt reports in 1998 “No registers survive before 1704”. But these registers have been found and catalogued as of 2010. D/P 51/1/1 1558-1623 (75 images) and D/P 51/1/2 1624-1694. I need to review these when I have time.

Bures Hamlet Parish Register (Essex)

 

Mount Bures Parish Register (Essex)

D/P 376/1/1 (1599-1711) and D/P 281/1/1 (1540-1773 – 63 images). These images are ONLY of Mount Bures in Essex, just moments over the border from Bures St. Mary in Suffolk.

Essex Researcher Janet Smith says there is a gap in the register from 1604-1611. After that the name French does not appear. No French burials in Bures St. Mary to 1604.

In the early years, only about 2 people are born yearly, and many years, no one was born, got married, or died. Bures St. Mary is on both sides of the Stour River. It is referred to as Mont Bures in Essex, and no one from this family is in these parish registers. They are all probably from the Suffolk side of the Stour River. It doesn’t seem as though any French is listed in the D/P 281/1/1 register.

Baptisms

None

Marriages

1 Feb 1558/59, Cath and John Ansell (Boyd’s Register does not give Cath’s surname), and the Bures St. Mary b/m/b 1538-73: FL 540/4/1 shows, item ye marriage of John Anssell & Katherine hys wyfe ye fyrst day of february 1558/59. This was actually Katherine Warren died 8 years later and John Ansell may have married Elizabeth French at that time.

Burials

The following records could not be found in Mount Bures, Essex, nor in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

26 Sep 1554

William Warren, perhaps 12 Oct 1550 (not in D/P 281/1/1)

 

E1*

31 July 1567

Katherine Warren, proved Jan 1570/71 (not in D/P 281/1/1)

 

E1*

Bures St. Mary Parish Register (Suffolk)

Family Siday in Bures St. Mary, Mount Bures, and Bures Hamlet. John French married Joanna Siday in Great Tey, and perhaps she came from Bures Hamlet.

Daniel Sydey, 31 Mar 1600, D/DU 351/3, Bures St. Mary

Daniel Sidey, 2 Nov 1601, D/DU 351/11, Bures St. Mary

William Sidey, 25 Apr 1600, D/DU 351/5, of Great Tey

Daniel Sidey, 10 Oct 1600, D/DU 351/7, of Bures St. Mary and Bures Hamlet to son or senior William Sidey, land from Bures St. Mary to White Colne a grove of 2 acres, and all of Bures Hamlet and Mount Bures.

Wills: John Sydaye, senior of Pebmarsh, yeoman, 1539. William Sidney, sen. of Bures Hamlet, 1594. Joseph Sydey of Foxearth 1605. Margaret Sydaie of Bures Hamlet 1606. Christopher Sidey of Alphamstone 1620, T/G 62/1.

William Sidey of Bures St. Mary, 1 May 1587, E/EU 351/2

William Sidey of Bures Hamlet and Mount Bures, 4 Nov 1601, D/DU 351/12

Mary Sidey of Bures St. Mary and Bures Hamlet, widow, 25 Apr 1600, D/DU 351/6, witnessed by Daniel and William Sidey.

William Sidey, gent., of Bures St. Mary, Bures Hamlet, and Mount Bures, 1601, D/DU 351/10

William Sidey of Bures Hamlet, 1608, D/DU 351/33, witnessed by William and Daniel Sidey.

William Sidey, to John Sidey of White Colne, yeoman, 20 Mar 1545/6, D/DU 351/1A.

William Waldegrave of Wormingford to John Sidey of Bures Hamlet, Gentleman, manor house lands, etc. called Ropers late in occupation of John Ridlesdale and now of Mark Grymes, gent., in Bures St. Mary and Assington, witnesses: John Pearce and Robert Smith, 1 Jan 1648/9, D/DU 78/1.

William Sidey of Bures Hamlet, vs. Joseph Sidey, 1617-21, T/G 62/5.

Many more records exist of the family Sidey in Bures Hamlet especially around 1600, but I have not listed them all here. William Sidey Junior, gentleman, was an attorney in Great Tey on 5 Jan 1557, D/DPb T2/12.




Research from Ray Whitehand on 1 Nov 2010 for the surnames French and Warren in Bures St. Mary:

For any Warren or French entries

Bures St Mary 1538-1600 FL540/4/1 in SUFFOLK

1542-10-13                                                                                                                    bapt: item the christening of Jelyan Warren the xiij Oct in the yr of our lord ml xlii & in the xxxiiij year of Henry Viii (1542)

1549-10-12                                                                                                                    bur: item the buryall of Wyllm Warren ye xijth day of October 3 Edw 6th. (1549)

1561-11-23                                                                                                                    bapt: Christening Wyllum ye sone of Willm Waren was bapt ye xxiij day November 1561

1562-11-10                                                                                                                    mar: John Warren = Johan Hasnale

1562-07-20                                                                                                                    mar: George Warner = Rose Smith

1573-04-13                                                                                                                    mar: John Dykes = Johan Warin

1574-05-06                                                                                                                    mar: William Sidey = Elizabeth Warin

1579-09-26                                                                                                                    mar: Jacob French = Susanna Warin

1580-07-25                                                                                                                    bapt: William ffrench was baptised xxvth July 1580

1582-08-12                                                                                                                    bapt: Jacob ffrench was baptised xij August 1582

1584-10-11                                                                                                                    bapt: Thomas ffrench son of Jacob was baptised same day (as previous entry in register being; 11 Oct 1584)

1625-04-28                                                                                                                    mar: Thomas Warren = Rose Northam

Chappel Parish Register

Researcher Peter C. Nutt reports in 1998 “no French baptisms 1590-1635”. He checked only the baptisms at first to see if any French lived in that particular parish, and if none existed, the marriage and burial records were not checked. Parish Registers have now been found for 1538-1764, D/P 87/1/1. I need to check these when I have time. Only 35 images.

Coggeshall Parish Register

D/P 36/1/1, St. Peter’s ad Vincula Church
1558-1735
, 136 Images
Baptisms 1584-1653
– start Image 2
Burial 1558-1653
– start Image 50?
Marriages 1561-1653

Baptisms in Coggeshall

No baptisms listed before 1584.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

1545?

Thomas Fuller, father of Robert Fuller Ye Elder, still living in 1607 when his son Robert Fuller Ye Elder died. On 21 Aug 1606 Thomas Fuller was living in Colchester, Q/SR 177/124, indicating that perhaps the family originated in Colchester, then moved to Coggeshall.

n/a

E6

1550?

Robert French who d. 31 Oct 1616 and who m. Alice Walker on 11 May 1572 who d. 13 Oct 1605.

n/a

 

1568

William Fuller, brother of Robert Fuller Ye Elder

n/a

E6

ca. 1570

Robert Fuller Ye Elder who married Elizabeth Scott, she was from Glemsford, Suffolk, England.

n/a

E6*

ca. 1570?

Alice Fuller, sister of Robert Fuller Ye Elder, who m. William Clarke, mentioned in her brother’s will of 1605

n/a

E6*

ca. 1570?

Elizabeth Fuller, sister of Robert Fuller Ye Elder, who m. John Leswell, mentioned in her brother’s will of 1605

n/a

E6*

ca. 1570?

Marie Fuller, sister of Robert Fuller Ye Elder, m. William, mentioned in her brother’s will of 1605.

n/a

E6*

11 May 1578

Elizabeth Scott christened in Glemsford, Suffolk, the dau. of Edward Scott and Elizabeth. She m. Robert Fuller of Coggeshall.

n/a

E6

17 Nov 1594

Sara Fuller, dau. of Robert Fuller Ye Elder (might be oldest daughter because she is mentioned first in will of 1605)

8

E6

1600?

Samuel French, father of Samuel French who was bap. 5 Apr 1625 in Coggeshall – cannot find. This record is incorrect and the name is not Samuel French.

n/a

n/a

7 Dec 1600

Robert Fuller Jr., son of Robert Fuller Ye Elder, mentioned in his father’s will of 1605

11

E6

28 Oct 1602

Robert Fuller Jr., son of Robert French Ye Younger, first child of his marriage to Elizabeth Scott in Jan 1601/2.

 

E6

4 Feb 1603/04

Elizabeth Fuller, dau. of Robert Fuller, Ye Younger. Cannot find, but the death of Elizabeth Fuller is found on 4 Feb 1603. Did she have 2 daughters who both died, or is one of these daughters the daughter of Robert Fuller, Ye Elder?

 

E6*

27 Nov 1604

Elizabeth Fuller, dau. of Robert Fuller Ye Younger. This dau. died 3 days later and is therefore not the Elizabeth Fuller who m. Richard French. The image clearly says “ye younger”.

15

E6

30 Jul 1605

Thomas Fuller, son of Robert Fuller Ye Elder, mentioned in his father’s will of 1605. The image clearly says “ye elder”.

16

E6

31 Oct 1605

Thomas Fuller, son of Thomas Fuller.

16

E6

8 Apr 1606

Richard French, son of William – no, this is incorrect. Researcher Joanna Martin in Suffolk says it reads Richard Trewe. Yes, there was a large Trewe family in Coggeshall when I entered “Trewe” and “Coggeshall” in the search engine. This surname later became “True”.

17

E6

19 Jan 1607/8

Elizabeth Fuller, dau. of Robert Fuller Ye Elder and Elizabeth Scott, D/P 36/1/1. She was born 6 months after her father Robert Fuller Ye Elder died on 3 Jun 1607. The reason we know this Elizabeth Fuller was still living in 1627 is that she is mentioned in her grandfather, Edward Scott’s, will of 8 Sep 1627 in which he mentions the children of his daughter Elizabeth Scott: Thomas Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller.

Edward Scott m. Elizabeth (Scott)
their dau. Elizabeth Scott m. Robert Fuller Ye Elder. Their dau. Elizabeth m. Richard French

18

E6*

Oct 1617

Susan Fuller, dau. of Robert Fuller Ye Younger. This must be Robert Fuller Ye Younger because Robert Fuller Ye Elder d. in 1607. It could not be Robert Fuller Jr. because he was born in 1602 and would have been too young to have daughter Susan.

26

E6

5 Apr 1625

Samuel French – actually, in my research visit, this record was found. Need to re-check it. Samuel could have been the brother of Richard French, Jr. This looks more like it says Finch. YES IT SAYS FINCH.

34

 

6 May 1629

Richard French Jr., son of Richard French Sr. and Elizabeth. No French baptism records appear between the time this couple got married in 1622 and the baptism of his son in 1629.

38?

E6

21 Sep 1630

Thomas French, son of Richard French Sr. and Mary

39

E6*

25/26 Apr 1636

Mary French, dau. of Richard French Sr. and Mary

45

E6*

1738

Richard French, master in 1738, in the Coggeshall index of settlement papers which is too late a date for our Richard. The entry lists John Cook as an apprentice under Richard French, bay weaver of Coggeshall.

 

 

Marriages in Coggeshall

Marriages 1561-1653

Date

Name

Image

Chart

11 May 1572

Robert French, m. Alice Walker. Did not find in D/P 36/1/1.

61 – n/a

E6

Jan 1601/2

Elizabeth Scott who married Robert Fuller and had children Thomas Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller according to her father’s will (Edward Scott) of 8 Sep 1627. Before 1627, Elizabeth (Scott) Fuller had died.

 

 

Ca. 1593

Robert Fuller Ye Elder

 

E6

Pre 1607

Robert Fuller Ye Elder m2. Anne (named in Robert’s will of 1607)

 

E6

28 Oct 1622

Richard French Sr. m1. Elizabeth Fuller – no children listed until 6 May 1629.

72

E6

ca. 1627?

Thomas Fuller m. Alice Raynes. Thomas was probably the son of Robert Fuller Ye Elder.

 

E6

ca. 1629-1630

Richard French Sr. m2. Mary (not listed)

73?

E6

1664

Richard French to unknown

 

 

3? Jun 1681

Richard French and Elizabeth Wiltshine? D/P 36/1/3

2

 

1 Jun 1681

Thomas French and Christian Brown, D/P 36/1/3

2

 

Burials in Coggeshall

Burial 1558-1653 – start Image 50? No entries for French 1622-1630 (to Image 118) per Peter Nutt. Therefore Elizabeth French is not listed in Coggeshall, but look at East Hanningfield.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

8 Jun 1550

Robert Fuller, D/ABW 14/49

n/a

E6

18 Jan 1603/04

Marie Fuller, daughter of William Fuller

99

E6

1 Feb 1603/04

Elizabeth Fuller, daughter of Robert Fuller, Ye Elder. We are not sure when her birth was perhaps she died at birth and hence the birth was not recorded. Because this Elizabeth was born exactly 9 months before the next Elizabeth was born, according to the Old Calendar, I am assuming they are from different fathers.

99

E6

30 Nov 1604

Elizabeth Fuller, daughter of Robert Ye Younger, died 3 days later perhaps of the plague but no proven truth to it.

100

E6

13 Oct 1605

Alice Walker, wife of Robert French Ye Younger he d. 31 Oct 1616. Not in D/P 36/1/1, St. Peter’s ad Vincula Church.

100 – n/a

 

3 Jun 1607

Robert Fuller – not found this day, but found on 19 May 1607 as Robert Fuller Ye Elder.

101

E6

 

William Fuller appoints Thomas Fuller of Stebbing in his will. There was a John French living in Stebbing in 1579, T/B 86/2. There was also a William French of Stebbing, weaver and Mary his wife, 1650, D/DHt/T253/4. There was also a Thomas French of nearby Waltham, labourer, 1587, T/A 418/47/54.

 

E6

31 Oct 1616

Robert French Ye Younger

108 – n/a

 

Before 1627

Elizabeth Scott who m. Robert Fuller Jan 1601/2

 

 

ca. 1629

Elizabeth (Fuller) French -- perhaps she died in East Hanningfield – she is listed there as dying in 1631. Might be the same person.

118

E6

3 Nov 1630

Thomas Fuller (found), probably son of Robert Fuller Ye Elder

118

E6

2 Jun 1631

William Fuller, son of Robert Fuller (found)

119

E6

29 Dec 1631

Robert Fuller Jr. – continued thru Image 123, 1636 and found no more French or Fuller.

119

E6

4 Apr 1637

Unknown French, no details. Not in D/P 36/1/1, St. Peter’s ad Vincula Church. On 24 May 1637 is Elizabeth, daughter of Eliz French widow in D/P 36/1/3.

 

 

Colchester Parish Register

D/P 203/1/1, D/P 203/1/2, and D/P 203/1/3
St. Botolph’s Church

There are many parish registers from Colchester. Since we know the French family belonged to St. Botolph’s Church, I am not researching Berechurch, Bradfield, Brightlingsea, Holy Trinity, All Saints, St. Mary Magdalen, Chignal St. James, Chignal Smealey, Chickney, Chigwell, St. Mary the Virgin, St. Mary-at-the-Walls, Liston, Littlebury, Loughton, Maldon, Hadleigh, Hadstock, Gt. Hallingbury, or others.

The Register of St. Botolph’s Church was in the care of All Saints Parish for nearly 300 years before it was returned by the rector in 1936. Christenings start in 1560. From ca. 1650 to 1836, the church was in ruins and most baptisms and marriages were recorded at All Saints Church during this period (I am not researching this period). We are looking for a William or John who were christened about 1580 at St. Botolph’s.

D/P 203/1/1 has 84 images, 1560-1664, and only the last 2 images are of burials; no marriages that I could find. Marriages are on Image 26. Births start on Image 5. Marriages start on Image 23 – only need until Image 32.

D/P 203/1/2, 1667-1685 is too late

D/P 203/1/3, 1680-1799 is too late.

Marriage transcript available 1560-1631, also in Boyd’s Marriage Index 1560-1688 per Peter Nutt.

Baptisms in Colchester

D/P 203/1/1, Colchester St. Botolphs Parish, records researched by Peter C. Nutt on 12 Apr 2010 from 1560-1640. No other French ancestors exist in this parish.

 

Date

Name

Image

Chart

16 Feb 1605/6

Richard French, son of William French
Rechard Frenche the sone of Welyam Frenche the 16 of Februarye 1605

15

E6*

11 Dec 1608

William French, son of John French
Welyam Frenche the sone of John Frenche the 11th of Desembre 1608

16

E6*

13 Nov 1614

John French, son of Thomas French (this entry is incorrect it does not say John French)

18

n/a


Marriages in Colchester

D/P 203/1/1, Colchester St. Botolphs Parish, records researched by Peter C. Nutt on 12 Apr 2010 from 1560-1640. No other French ancestors exist in this parish.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

22 Jul 1605

John French and Cath Welam. This name could have been Welham which name appears in Colchester.

26

E6*

13 May 1622

John Hull de Stoke upon Nailand in Com Suff et Jane French de Ipswich in predicto single married 13 May 1622

This mean that Jane French, who currently was living in Ipswich, Suffolk, married John Hull, who currently was living in Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk married on 13 May 1622 in Colchester.

28

E6*

28 Dec 1624

Bartholmew Burgess singleman de Nayland et Elizabeth French vido de St Nicholas in Colchester per licence

This mean that Elizabeth French who currently was living in Colchester married Bartholomew Burgess of Nayland on 28 Dec 1624. St. Nicholas was a parish church.

29

E6*

Burials in Colchester

D/P 203/1/1, Colchester St. Botolphs Parish, records researched by Peter C. Nutt on 12 Apr 2010 from 1560-1640. No other French ancestors exist in this parish.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

7 Sep 1613

The wife of John French (Catherine Welam/Welham)

46

E6*

4 Sep 1638

Willyam Ffrench peddler. No will can be traced to the William French who died on 4 Sep 1638 in Colchester, and his will is not in the PCC wills per Essex researcher Peter Nutt on 13 Aug 2010.

56

E6*

Colne Engaine Parish Register

Researcher Peter C. Nutt reports in 1998 “no French baptisms 1629-1635”. He checked only the baptisms at first to see if any French lived in that particular parish, and if none existed, the marriage and burial records were not checked. No registers survived before 1629.

These records have been found now by Mara French in 2010 for the years 1605-1690, D/P 88/1/1 (36 images), and 1629-1762 D/P 193/1/1. I looked over these records and found several early entries for the Syday family who married into the John French family, FFA Chart #E3. In Sept 2010 I checked all records thru 1636, Image 11, and found no French although the writing was fairly easy to read. I suppose someday all these names will be in a searchable database.

Q/SR 252/70, John French, collier, to keep the peace to Margaret Crabb, widow, 19 Dec 1625.

Q/SR 253/20, John French of Colne Engaine, husbandman, 12 Apr 1626, kept a common alehouse (tavern) there without license.

T/A 418/105/5, John French of Colne Engaine, yeoman, indictment, 13 Jul 1629.

Copland Parish Register

D/P 186/1/1, Baptisms 1558-1760, Marriages 1558-1754, Burials 1558-1760. 72 images.
St. Michael and All Angels. These pages are quite mixed up and difficult to search. I checked baptism records between 1630-1636 and did not find any French.

Dagenham Parish Register

Need to check. Register covers period from 1598-1668. 60 images. The church is St. Peter and St. Paul. I checked quickly the baptisms from 1618 to 1637 (image 6 to 12). They were very easy to read. No French. It seemed plausible that some children would be baptized here before setting out to America, because Dagenham is along the docks just east of London. If there had been a French, I would have searched longer. The name French does appear later in the 1800s.

Earls Colne Parish Register

D/P 209/1/1, St. Andrew, Earls Colne, 1558-1605.
D/P 209/1/2, St. Andrew, Earls Colne, 1609-1654.

Q/SR 20/15, Thomas French, servant of John Cheyne, 1 Dec 1566. This might be Chart #EB?

Check Marriage Records: http://linux02.lib.cam.ac.uk/earlscolne/marriage/index.htm

Researcher Peter C. Nutt reports in 1998 “no French baptisms or burials 1590-1640, gap missing 1589-1608”. He checked only the baptisms at first to see if any French lived in that particular parish, and if none existed, the marriage and burial records were not checked.

Roger Harlakenden was chr. 1 Oct 1611 in Earls Colne and d. 17 Nov 1638 in Cambridge, MA, only 3 years after he immigrated.

Farnham Parish Register

D/P 290/1/1, 1559-1635, St. Mary the Virgin Church, 44 Images.
Baptisms Images 1-20 (no French); Burials Images 21-30 (no French, but many from the related surnames Collyn, Eliot, Meade, Little, Wood, and Bland). Marriages start on Image 31-36. Burials start again on Image 37-44 from 1681 onwards. Researcher at the Essex Record Office (ERO) states that no Farnham baptisms exist from 1559-1600.

Elizabeth French m. John Meade on 9 Oct 1581 – Image 33
Thomas French m. Anne Olmstead on 26 Jul 1587 – Image 34

Feering Parish Register

Researcher Peter C. Nutt reports in 1998 “no French baptisms 1590-1635”. He checked only the baptisms at first to see if any French lived in that particular parish, and if none existed, the marriage and burial records were not checked.

Felsted Parish Register

See Chris N. French’s list of Early Parish Registers for Felsted, 1554-1811.

D/P 99/1/1 1558-1641
Baptisms: 1558-1627 [virtually no 1628/9]
Marriages: 1558-1627 [no 1628/30]
Marriages: 1631-1641
Burials: 1558-1636

D/P 99/1/2 1630-1723
Baptisms 1630-1699
Baptisms 1701-1706
Burials: 1636-1641
Marriages: 1695-1723
Baptisms: 1699-1701

D/P 99/1/3 1678-1790
Burials: 1678-1790

D/P 99/1/4 1706-1812
Baptisms: 1706-1812
Marriages: 1723-1754
Baptisms: 1716-1770

See Chris N. French’s lineage of this French Family from Felsted: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.n.french/WilliamFrench.txt

 

Reference

Image

Date

Event

Names

D/ABW14/79

 

1554

will

Alice French widow of Felsted

D/ABW14/148

 

16-May-1567

will

John French, Felsted, husbandman

D/P 99/1/1

1

12-Feb-1558/1559

chris

Margerie ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

1

24-Jan-1559/1560

chris

John  ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

39

25-May-1560

bur

Joane ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

27

6-Oct-1560

marr

Robert ffrenche & Lettis Wheatly

D/P 99/1/1

2

6-Jan-1561/1562

chris

Henrie ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

2

8-Mar-1561/1562

chris

William ffrench

D/P 99/1/1

2

30-Jan-1562/1563

chris

Elizabeth ffrenche daughter of John

D/P 99/1/1

3

12-Mar-1565/1566

chris

Joyse ffrenche daughter of Peter

D/P 99/1/1

39

4-Sep-1566

bur

John ffrenche son of John

D/P 99/1/1

3

23-Feb-1566/1567

chris

Joan ffrenche daughter of Robert

D/P 99/1/1

40

6-May-1567

bur

John ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

28

24-Nov-1567

marr

Allen Coo & Allice ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

40

6-Aug-1568

bur

Peter ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

28

25-Aug-1569

marr

Robert Gele & Agnis ffrench widow

D/P 99/1/1

4

1-Nov-1569

chris

Margerie ffrenche daughter of Robert

D/P 99/1/1

4

28-May-1570

chris

Elizabeth ffrenche daughter of Richard

D/P 99/1/1

28

24-Sep-1572

marr

Thomas ffrenche & Joane Ayleife

D/P 99/1/1

5

5-Oct-1572

chris

Elizabeth ffrenche daughter of Robert

D/P 99/1/1

41

3-Nov-1572

bur

Elizabeth ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

5

14-Dec-1572

chris

Agnes ffrenche daughter of Richard

D/P 99/1/1

29

12-Jul-1573

marr

John Belcham & Agnis ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

6

1-Jan-1573/1574

chris

Joane ffrenche daughter of Thomas …

D/P 99/1/1

41

5-Jan-1573/1574

bur

Joane ffrenche 

D/P 99/1/1

6

24-Feb-1574/1575

chris

Alexander ffrenche son of John ffrenche of Rutlands

D/P 99/1/1

6

21-Apr-1575

chris

Cristopher ffrenche son of Thomas

D/P 99/1/1

6

30-Sep-1575

chris

Margaret ffrenche daughter of Richard

D/P 99/1/1

41

25-Apr-1577

bur

Robert ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

7

10-Jan-1577/1578

chris

John ffrenche son of John

D/P 99/1/1

8

17-Apr-1581

chris

William ffrenche son of John ffrenche of Rutlands

D/P 99/1/1

29

22-Oct-1581

marr

Peter ffrenche & Urseley Hunter

D/P 99/1/1

30

18-Nov-1582

marr

Robert ffrenche alias Oxnty & Margerie Burkes alias Sponer[sic?]

D/P 99/1/1

9

30-Jun-1583

chris

Margaret ffrenche daughter of Peter

D/P 99/1/1

42

14-Jul-1583

bur

Margaret ffrenche daughter of Peter

D/P 99/1/1

9

14-Jun-1584

chris

ffrancis ffrenche daughter of John ffrenche of Rutlands

D/P 99/1/1

9

17-Apr-1585

chris

Peter ffrenche son of Peter

D/P 99/1/1

10

26-Dec-1585

chris

Robert ffrench son of Robert

D/P 99/1/1

43

31-Mar-1587

bur

Robert ffrenche infant

D/P 99/1/1

43

7-Apr-1587

bur

William ffrenche

D/ABW14/230:

 

Apr.May-1587

will

William French husbandman

D/P 99/1/1

43

17-Apr-1587

bur

Joyse ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

43

21-Apr-1587

bur

Richard ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

11

14-Jul-1588

chris

Thomas ffrenche son of Robert

D/P 99/1/1

11

1-Sep-1588

chris

Agnes ffrenche daughter of John ffrenche of Rutlands

D/P 99/1/1

12

12-Sep-1590

chris

Marie ffrenche daughter of ffrancis

D/P 99/1/1

12

14-Feb-1590/1591

chris

ffrancis ffrenche daughter of Peter ffrenche of Burne

D/P 99/1/1

31

31-May-1591

marr

William ffoord & Elizabeth ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

44

29-Jun-1592

bur

Thomas ffrenche son of Robert

D/P 99/1/1

13

4-Feb-1592/1593

chris

Elizabeth ffrench daughter of John ffrench of Rutlands 

D/P 99/1/1

13

27-May-1593

chris

William ffrenche son of Robert 

D/P 99/1/1

13

20-Jan-1593/1594

chris

John ffrenche son of ffrancis

D/P 99/1/1

44

2-Oct-1595

bur

Robert ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

44

13-Oct-1595

bur

Peter ffrenche of Groncooke

D/AMR5A/44:

 

1596

will

Francis French

D/P 99/1/1

44

22-Jan-1596/1597

bur

ffrancis ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

15

19-Jun-1597

chris

Sara ffrench daughter of ffrancis ffrenche

D/P 99/1/1

15

6-May-1599

chris

Sander ffrench son of Alexander

D/P 99/1/1

32

22-Jun-1601

marr

John Bredge & Margery ffrench widdow

D/P 99/1/1

17

1-Jan-1601/1602

chris

John ffrench son of Sander ffrench of Rutlands

D/P 99/1/1

17

13-May-1604

chris

Agnes ffrench daughter of Alexander

D/P 99/1/1

33

1-Jul-1610

marr

William ffrench & Agnes Loane

D/P 99/1/1

20

24-Feb-1610/1611

chris

William ffrench son of Alexander

D/P 99/1/1

33

14-Sep-1611

marr

Peter ffrench & Bridget Merick

D/P 99/1/1

34

15-Feb-1612/1613

marr

Thomas Fitch & Agnes ffrench

D/P 99/1/1

21

24-May-1613

chris

Phillip ffrench daughter of Alexander

D/P 99/1/1

21

15-Aug-1613

chris

Peter ffrench son of Peter

D/P 99/1/1

34

19-Oct-1615

marr

William ffrench & Judith Rose

D/P 99/1/1

23

6-Apr-1617

chris

Thomas French son of Peter

D/P 99/1/1

24

10-Feb-1619/1620

chris

Willliam French son of William and Judith

D/AMR6A/3:

 

Feb/May-1621

will

Peter French

D/P 99/1/1

51

20-Mar-1620/1621

bur

Peter French senior

D/P 99/1/1

25

16-Mar-1621/1622

chris

Rebecca French daughter of Peter and Bridgitte French [IGI: nee Mevick or Merick]

D/P 99/1/1

52

4-Jan-1624/1625

bur

widow & surviving wife of John French farmer

D/P 99/1/1

26

8-Jan-1624/1625

chris

Bridgitte French daughter of Peter and Bridgitte

D/P 99/1/1

36

30-Oct-1625

marr

John French of Wilimgaur? Emma Tavernor of Wilimgaur?

D/P 99/1/1

53

20-Aug-1632

bur

William? Son of William French

D/P 99/1/2

3

3-Mar-1632/1633

chris

Alexander French son of Alexander & Jane

D/P 99/1/1

37

24-Jun-1634

marr

John Hull & Francisca French

D/P 99/1/1

54

15-Jan-1634/1635

bur

John French of Rutlands

D/AMW4/225:

 

5-Feb-1634/1635

will

John French senior

D/P 99/1/1

54

6-Oct-1635

bur

Peter? French  son? of Peter & Brigitte

D/P 99/1/1

54

6-Oct-1635

bur

Francis French late wife of John French of Rutlands

D/P 99/1/2

5

6-Jan-1637/1638

chris

Sara French daughter of Alexander & Jane

D/P 99/1/2

5

12-May-1640

chris

Anna & Philippa French daughters of Alexander & Jane French

D/P 99/1/1

37

5-Jul-1640

marr

Edward Dawson & Agnis French

D/P 99/1/1

37

21-Oct-1640

marr

William French & Elizabeth Drane

D/P 99/1/2

30

10-Jan-1640/1641

bur

Margerie wife of William/Nicholas [either?] French]

D/P 99/1/2

7

1-Mar-1641/1642

chris

Samuel ffrench son of William & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/2

7

16-Sep-1643

chris

Elizabeth ffrench daughter of Alexander & Jane

D/P 99/1/2

10

6-Oct-1650

chris

Elizabeth ffrench son of William

D/P 99/1/2

13

5-Jan-1662/1663

chris

John ffrench son of John & Mary

D/P 99/1/2

14

14-Aug-1665

chris

Mary ffrench daughter of John & Mary

D/P 99/1/3

7

4-Jul-1681

bur

widow ffrench

D/P 99/1/2

24

9-Aug-1693

chris

John ffrench son of John & Ann

D/P 99/1/2

25

16-May-1695

chris

William ffrench son of John & Ann

D/P 99/1/3

14

19-Nov-1695

bur

John ffrench

D/P 99/1/2

26

7-Dec-1696

chris

Mary ffrench daughter of John & Ann

D/P 99/1/2

30

19-Jun-1698

marr

William French & Joane Skillingham

D/P 99/1/3

17

28-Mar-1700

bur

Mary French widow

D/P 99/1/2

27

16-Dec-1701

chris

Samuell French son of John & Anne

D/P 99/1/4

n/a

11-Jul-1706

chris

Richard French son of John & Ann

D/P 99/1/2

32

1-Nov-1722

marr

John French & Sarah Page

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

8-Dec-1723

chris

Sarah French daughter of John Sarah

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

5-Mar-1723/1724

chris

Judith French daughter of William & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

28-Dec-1725

chris

John French son of John & Sarah

D/P 99/1/3

26

21-Jan-1725/1726

bur

John French son of John

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

20-Jan-1726/1727

chris

baptism Mary French daughter of John & Sarah

D/P 99/1/3

27

17-Sep-1728

bur

wife of William French

D/P 99/1/4-2+: 

n/a

17-Jun-1729

marr

William French & Elizabeth Page

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

20-Oct-1729

chris

Elizabeth French daughter of John & Sarah

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

24-Mar-1729/1730

chris

William French son of William Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/3

28

30-May-1730

bur

William French son of William

D/P 99/1/3

28

3-Aug-1730

bur

wife of John French junior

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

27-Jan-1731/1732

chris

John French son of William & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

5-May-1734

chris

Mary French daughter of William & Sarah

D/P 99/1/4-2: 

n/a

20-Nov-1735

marr

John French & Elizabeth Hills

D/P 99/1/3

31

28-Dec-1735

bur

Judith French daughter of William

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

7-Sep-1736

chris

William French son of William & Sarah

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

9-Sep-1736

chris

Jeremiah French son of Jeremiah & Mary

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

9-Sep-1736

chris

Susannah French daughter of John & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

23-Aug-1737

chris

Elizabeth French daughter of William & Elizabeth [says IGI, fiche to blurred]

D/P 99/1/3

32

30-Apr-1738

bur

William French junior

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

13-Jun-1738

chris

Thomas French son of Jeremiah & Mary

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

13-Jun-1738

chris

William French son of John & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

17-Jan-1738/1739

chris

John French son of Jeremiah & Mary

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

Sep-1742

birth

John Page son of John & Margaret French [Oops!? from baptism at 2 years]

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

15-Apr-1744

chris

Ann French daughter of John & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/3

35

7-Apr-1746

bur

John French elder

D/P 99/1/4-2: 

n/a

12-Jun-1749

marr

William Marner Little Dunmow & Sarah French OTP

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

24-Feb-1750/1751

chris

Richard French son of John & Elizabeth [24th/27th?] 

D/P 99/1/4-2: 

n/a

9-Jan-1754

marr

John Belsham OTP & Sarah French OTP

D/P 99/1/3

44

29-Sep-1754

bur

William French

IGI:

n/a

11-Oct-1759

marr

William French & Mary Evans

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

14-Mar-1760

chris

William French son of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/4-1: 

n/a

7-Jun-1761

chris

Elizabeth French daughter of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/3

47

25-May-1762

bur

John French

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

16-Jan-1763

chris

John French son of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

22-Jul-1764

chris

Susannah French daughter of John & Susannah 

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

23-Dec-1764

chris

William French son of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

9-Feb-1766

chris

John French son of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

13-Apr-1766

chris

Elizabeth French son of William & Susannah

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

14-Feb-1768

chris

Samuel French son of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

19-Feb-1769

chris

William French son of John & Susannah

D/P 99/1/3

51

23-Apr-1769

bur

Mary French

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

19-Aug-1770

chris

John baseborn son of John Sutton & Elizabeth French 

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

28-Jul-1771

chris

Sarah French son of John & Hannah 

D/P 99/1/3

53

6-Aug-1771

bur

Elizabeth French

D/P 99/1/4-1:

n/a

24-May-1772

chris

Ann French son of William & Mary 

D/P 99/1/3

59

29-Sep-1782

bur

Elizabeth French

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

18-May-1783

chris

John French son of Richard & Mary 

D/P 99/1/3

60

22-Mar-1784

bur

William French

D/P 99/1/3

61

4-Jan-1785

bur

Elizabeth French pauper

D/P 99/1/3

61

14-Jun-1785

bur

Susannah  French

D/P 99/1/3

67

8-Dec-1790

bur

Susannah French - sic?

D/P 99/1/4

n/a

8-Aug-1796

bur

Susannah French - not the 1789/1790 one?

IGI:

n/a

21-Oct-1797

marr

John French & Ann

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

20-Feb-1802

birth

Mary French daughter of William & Elizabeth

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

28-Mar-1802

chris

Mary French daughter of William & Elizabeth 

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

25-Oct-1806

birth

Sarah French daughter of William & Abigail 

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

23-Nov-1806

chris

Sarah French daughter of William & Abigail 

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

27-Jun-1811

birth

Elizabeth French daughter of John & Mary [nee Poulton]

D/P 99/1/4-2:

n/a

1-Aug-1811

chris

Elizabeth French daughter of John & Mary [nee Poulton]

Finchingfield Parish Register

Chris N. French found just one marriage and one baptism prior to 1635 in Finchingfield. Records of a French at the ERO include:
Will of Richard French, yeoman, 1726, D/AMW 13/2/12
Will of William French, husbandman, 3 Jul 1640, D/AMW 2/52. He died on 25 Jun 1640 according to the Finchingfield parish register, Image 21. These dates do not coincide.

Precept, Thomas French of Arkesden, yeoman, 1562, Q/SR 5/32
Indictment, Peter French, 1662, T/A 418/156/75

Parish Register of Finchingfield, D/P 14/1/1, 1617-1708, 77 images

William French, widower, and Martha Crofley, married 1 Feb 1624/25, Image 8
Margarett French, wife of William, buried 26 Oct 1624, Image 8

William French, buried 25 Jun 1640, Imag
e 21

Fordham Parish Register

Q/SR 234/132, John French, husbandman, recognizances, 2 Oct 1621. Parish register is from 1563-1730, D/P 372/1/1
It includes 59 images. I checked baptisms from 1621 to 1638, images 10-14. No French. Easy to read.

Foxearth Parish Register

D/P 368/1/1. Register is from 1551-1617. I’d rather check a parish register from 1625-1635, the era right before the Great Migration, but none is available. Perhaps the microfilms of the transcripts are available for later on. Q/SR 264/61 shows a record of recognizances of William French, John Ellingham, and Henry Ellingham, all weavers, and John Ellingham to keep the peace to Elizabeth Evans, all of Foxearth, 1628. Could William French of FFA Chart #2 have married Elizabeth Evans?

There was an Edward Ellingham of Foxearth, laborer, who made his will on 26 Dec 1620 in Foxearth, D/AMW 3/92. Only 6 images appear. The name Ellingham appears many times in the parish register, first mentioned in 1551. Foxearth is very close to the Suffolk border and near Bildeston, Suffolk, where the John French of FFA Chart #4 lived. No French appears in this Foxearth parish register up until 1617 which shows only baptisms. The register is quite clear and easy to read.

Frating Parish Register

D/P 349/1/1 from 1560, 39 images.
Baptisms Images 2-15
Burials Images 15-26
Marriages Images 27-39

Thomas French chr. ca. 1587, Image 7, but nothing there
Thomas Woode the son of John Woode was christened the first Monday in November 1589, Image 7.
William Beckingham, son to William Beckingham and Palludia his wife, 2 Jan 1622, Image 11.
Thomas Woodde, buried the second of November 1580, Image 17. (many surname Wood in register as well as Beckingham)
Thomas French, gentleman, buried 27 Feb 1621/22, Image 21.
Thomas French will, 6 Nov 1622 PROB 11/140, no male issue.

Gestingthorpe Parish Register

Jonathan French the elder, recital of admission of land called Milbrook Field, 6 June 1759.

D/P 95/1/1 Register of baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1610-1752, 26 Images. Starts on Image 5, very sparse. No French up to Image 8 in 1660, baptisms only.

Gosfield Parish Register

Births in Gosfield, 1538-1650

D/P 165/1/1, 1538-1733. 77 images. St. Catherine Parish Register. Gosfield is a village 2 miles SW of Halstead. This village is close to Sisted. No French birth recorded in Gosfield prior to 1636. In 1990 I had all baptism records of Gosfield checked from 1538-1650. At Image 75-76 begins baptisms again from 1653 to 1658 and no one with the surname French.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

18 Oct 1596

William French, son of Christopher French perhaps in Gosfield?

 

EC*

28 Dec 1636

Thomas French; son of Robert; mother was Edith

25

EB*

17 Jan 1644/45

Francis French; son of Robert; mother unnamed, she died in this childbirth.

27

EB*

8 Jan 1645/46

Robert French Jr.; son of Robert, gent.; mother was Elizabeth (Man)

27

EB*

8 Feb 1648/49

Elizabeth French; son of Robert; mother was Elizabeth (Man)

28

EB*

29 Oct 1650

Thomas French; son of Rob’t, gent., and Elizabeth (Man)

28

EB*

15 Apr 1652

Susan[n]a French, dau. of Rob’t gent. and Elizabeth (Man)

28

EB*

Marriages in Gosfield, 1538-1650

No French marriage recorded in Gosfield between 1599 and 1643. In 1990 I had all marriage records of Gosfield checked from 1538-1650. Marriages end at Image 10 in 1702.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

26 Jul 1573

William Frenche and Ellen Scotte. “An” Ellen Scott is listed as living in nearby Earls Colne, spinster, on 15 Jan 1604, Q/SR 166/8. The word “spinster” was appended to names as the official legal description of an unmarried woman. Was this Ellen French’s mother?

3

E2*

1 May 1598

Michaell Brocke and Joan(na) Frenche

4

E2*

1635?

Robert French and Edith (cannot find)

 

EB

17 Feb 1644/45

Robert French, gent. and Elizabeth Mann

6

EB*

12 Dec 1649

Thomas Person and Mary French.

“A” Thomas Person was listed of Stisted, yeoman, as an adult on 1 May 1599, Q/SR 146/17. He is also listed on documents dated 21 Jun 1585, Q/SR 93/53, and 1576 Q/SR 56/4, and on 30 May 1552 in Saffron Walden D/B 2/4/18, and in 1582 Q/SR 82/5, and 1614 Q/SR 206/42 in Witham, and 26 Sep 1590 Q/SR 114/9 in Chafford indicating he is probably not the person who married Mary French, but he could have been a son.

7

?

Burials in Gosfield, 1538-1650

No French burial recorded in Gosfield before 1636. In 1990 I had all burial records of Gosfield checked from 1538-1650. Burials after 1650 are very sparse either because there were no burials or because no one entered them in the parish register. I checked the register from 1650 to 1733 (to the end Image 74) and found only those listed below.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

17 Jan 1636/37

Thomas French; son of Robert and Edith

57

EB*

17 Jan 1644/45

Edith French; wife of Robert

59

EB*

3 Feb 1644/45

Francis French, died in infancy (2 weeks old)

59

EB*

19 Nov 1648

Robert French; the younger, died at age 2 ½

60

EB*

10 Dec 1660

Will of Robert French of Gosfield, gentleman, D/AMW 6/4 (need to get this transcribed)

 

EB

22 Apr 1687

Mary ffrench buried in woolen

65

EB*

14 Jun 1687

Elizabeth ffrench

65

EB*

1644, Q/SR 322/57 – Robert Frenche of Gosfield

Great Bardfield Parish Register

D/P 297/1/1, 1561-1735, 31 Images. Great Bardfield was also known as Little Saling and Muche Bardfield at this time, and these records cover St. Peter and St. Paul Church. These are the only records available:

Baptisms : 1561-1562, 1583-1687, 1694-1732

Marriage : 1561, 1584-1653, 1694-1735 (after 1712, only five entries)

Burials : 1561-1562, 1583-1682, 1693-1713

Not available are the following:
Births of Mary, Elizabeth, and Thomas French which took place from 1558-1565.
Marriage of Mary French and John Collin ca. 1578.
Children born to Mary French and John Collin after 1578.
Children born to Elizabeth French and John Meade after 9 Oct 1581.

Great Maplestead Parish Register

Records in Great Maplestead to 1650

The Great Maplestead Parish Register did not appear until 1651; baptisms and marriages began in 1697, and burials in 1678. Apparently earlier than 1651 no parish was established in that village; therefore, the parish records may be found in a nearby town with a church.

We have records of a French family living in Great Maplestead before 1651, but we have not found the parish to which this family belonged.

Little Maplestead, St. John the Baptist, D/P 363/1/1, 1688-1829, 30 Images, baptisms 1690-1829; marriages 1691-1745; burials 1688-1814.

Thomas French of Weathersfield, singleman, and Sarah of Finchingfield? Parish, singlewoman, were married by license May 1708, Image 4
Richard, the son of Richard and Mary French, baptized 24 Feb 1714 in Little Maplestead, Image 4
John, the son of Richard and Mary French was baptized 26 Jun 1715 in Little Maplestead, Image 4
John, the son of John French and Mary his wife was baptized 26 Nov 1752 in Little Maplestead, Image 10
Samuel, son of ______ French, baptized 21 Feb 1779, Image 11, Little Maplestead
John, the son of John and Sarah French, b. 10 Apr 1785, Image 12, Little Maplestead
Thomas, the son of Thomas and Sarah French, 30 Oct 1785, Image 12, Little Maplestead
Elizabeth, dau. of John and Sarah French, 5 Aug 1787, Image 12, Little Maplestead
Israel, the son of Thomas and Mary French, baptized between June 8-22, 1788, Image 13, Little Maplestead
Henrietta, the dau. of John and Henrietta French, bap. 26 Oct 1788, Image 13, Little Maplestead
Mary Anne, dau. of John and Alice French, 11 May 1799, Image 14, Little Maplestead
Hannah, dau. of John and Hitty French, 2 Jan 1803, Image 14, Little Maplestead
Rachael, dau. of John and Henrietta French, bap. 6 Oct 1805, Image 15, Little Maplestead
 
Thomas French, buried 12 March 1811, Image 20, Little Maplestead
John French, buried 4 Jun 1777, Image 22, Little Maplestead
John French, buried 15 Jul 1787, Image 22, Little Maplestead
Richard French, buried 17 Feb 1751, Image 23, Little Maplestead
Ann French, buried 12 Feb 1770, Image 23, Little Maplestead
Elisabeth French, buried 27 Nov 1770, Image 23, Little Maplestead
Richard French, buried 14 Feb 1734, Image 24, Little Maplestead
John French, buried 29 May 1740, Image 24, Little Maplestead

William Hurril and Sarah French married 19 Nov 1734, Image 25, Little Maplestead
Sarah French widow was buried 2 May 1716, Image 27, Little Maplestead

Will of Christopher French, proved 1617

Christopher French of Great Maplestead, Essex, a millwright, gave unto Mary, his wife, unto John, Thomas, and William his sons. Witnessed by Richard Greene, John Canham, and Philip Clarke, proved on 17 June 1617 in Gosfield, Essex, England.

Will of John French of Great Maplestead, 1679

See FFA Chart #EC.

Court Cases

Q/SR 298/69, John French, Great Maplestead, 10 Sep 1637
Q/SR 325/34, John French of Great Maplestead, 1645
Q/SR 350/77, Henry French, Little Maplestead, 1 Aug 1651
Q/SR 443/43, Solomon French, Little Maplestead, 1681
Q/SR 361/27, Solomon French, Little Maplestead, 8 July 1689

Great Tey Parish Register

D/P 37/1/1, Great Tey also called Much Tey, 1559-1660

Baptisms 1557-1664, Images 3-23
Marriages 1559-1648, Images 24-28
Burials 1560-1660, Images 29-40

No other French exists in the parish register of Great Tey other than these listings below. However, the will of Jeffrey Syday of Great Tey, husbandman, dated 1632, D/ACW 11/164 exists. Jeffrey could have been the father of Joan, and John and Joan may have been married in the Bride’s hometown as was the custom in those days. Jeffery died the year after his daughter was married.

 

Date

Name

Image

Chart

19 Aug 1631
(marriage)

John French married Joan Syday (other Syday family members: Elizabeth Syday, widow, was buried on 13 Sep 1638 and her husband Jeffery Syday was buried on 5 May 1632. Their daughter Susanna Syday was buried in January 1624.)

This record also appears in Boyd’s Marriage Index.

28

E3*

5 Sep 1633 (birth)

John French, son of John and Joan French

19

E3*

1632 – D/ACW 11/164

Jeffrey Syday’s will. He was buried on 5 May 1632. His wife Elizabeth was buried on 13 Sep 1638, and their daughter (Susan?) was buried in Jan 1624. It is not known why John and Joan didn’t name any of their children Jeffrey, Elizabeth, or Susan. Their children were Mary, John, Sarah, Joseph, and Nathaniel. These names must have come from the French side.

 

E3*

Great Yeldham Parish Register

D/P 275/1/1, Baptisms, 1560-1812, no French up until 1636, therefore, I did not check marriages or burials. Many records listed for the surname Finch, but not French. Thomas Frenche of Steeple Bumpstead was a juror for Great Yeldham, Q/SR 106/8.
D/P 275/1/3, Marriages, 1560-1812
D/P 275/1/2, Burials, 1560-1812

Thomas French of Halstead, yeoman, and wife Margaret French, D/DQ 41/263, 1697

Halstead Parish Register

Including Greenstead Green

Baptisms in Halstead, 1582-1650

D/P 96/1/1, http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/
Baptisms 1564-1624 (begins at Image 2-61)
Marriages 1564-1630 (begins at Image 62-85)
Baptisms 1625-1628 (begin at Image 86-93 1/2)
Burials 1564-1647 (begins at Image 93 1/23-120?)
Baptisms 1628-1632 (begins at Image 121-130)

D/P 96/1/2 from 1631 to 1694, 44 Images

Baptisms above are from 1564-1624, then marriages start from 1564-1630 and right after that, baptisms pick up again in 1625-1628 (from image 85-93 1/2), and then burials start 1564-1647, and at the very end, baptisms start up again until 1633 (unclear).

No baptism records from Halstead with the surname French from 1664-1669, and 1686-1700, indicating that perhaps the French family no longer lived in Halstead.

 

Baptisms in Halstead, 1564-1650

In 1989 I had checked baptisms from 1564-1616 and found 22 baptisms. In 1989 I checked baptisms from 1617-1650 and found no French baptisms.

Essex County Council, Essex Record Office, County Hall, Chelmsford, CM1 1LX, England. Research completed in 1989, document ref. E.R.O. D/P 96/1/1, Search ref. G.S. 173/89 of all baptisms in the Parish of Halstead in the county of Essex from 1564 to 1616. 22 French baptisms listed in Halstead between 1564 and 1616.

Essex County Council, Essex Record Office, County Hall, Chelmsford, CM1 1LX, England. Research completed in 1989, document ref. E.R.O. GS 207/89, dated 9 August 1989, of all Halstead baptisms between 1617-1650, and all burials 1564-1607. No French was born between 1617 and 1650 in Halstead. Only two deaths were recorded in Halstead between 1564 and 1607, a William and John, both in the year 1604.

Essex County Council, Essex Record Office, County Hall, Chelmsford, CM1 1LX, England. Research completed 13 Jun 1990, document ref. E.R.O. GS 149/90, burials in Halstead, 1639-1650, only one surname French, 26 Jan 1641, the child of Thomas French. Marriages 1564-1650 (5 total).

 

Date

Name

Image

Chart

1564

William French, date is unreadable. Hire researcher to read it. – Nope, researcher Peter Nutt says that this says Rose Finch, not anything to do with French. No known children born between 1565 and 1573 (8 years) in Halstead.

2

n/a

14 Oct 1582

Susane French, daughter of Christopher French

20

EC*

6 Sep 1584

Anne French, daughter of Christopher French

22

EC*

6 Dec 1587

Anne French, daughter of William French

25

EA*

28 Feb 1590/91

William French, the son of Stephan French?? NO, this was William Fynch, son of Sebastian Finch, christened the 28th day of Feb

26

n/a

25 Jul 1591

John French, son of Christopher French

27

EC*

3 Oct 1591

Marie French, daughter of Thomas French

27

EB*

21 Sep 1592

Anne French, daughter of Thomas French

28

EB*

14 Dec Nov 1595

John French, son of Thomas French, gent.

30

EB*

29 May 1597

Elenor French, daughter of Mr. French

31

EB*

13 Aug 1598

Edward French, son of Thomas French

32

EB*

25 Feb 1598/99

Marget (Margaret) French. She may have died at birth and the next daughter Margaret was named after her. No father named.

33

EB*

24 Jun 1599

John French, son of William French

33

E2*

26 May 1600

Elizabeth French, daughter of Thomas French

34

EB*

2 Feb 1601/02

Margaret French, daughter of Thomas French, gent.

35

EB*

15 Mar 1602/03

William French, son of Thomas French, gent. (this William died in 1621 in London)

36

EB*

24 Jul 1603

Ellen French, daughter of William French

36

E2*

28 May 1604

Ann Bland daughter of Thomas Bland. Ann married William French on 18 Feb 1640/41

36

E2

6 Apr 1606

William French, son of William French

38

E2*

29 Jun 1606

Francis French, son of Thomas French, gent. – could this Francis have had a son, Francis, born in 1625 to Elizabeth, and then the father Francis died, and wife Elizabeth was born in 1605 and immigrated to Boston in 1635 with William French of FFA Chart #2 on the ship Defence?

38

EB*

28 Jun 1607

Rychard French. I believe his father was not Thomas EB because Thomas was a wealthy man and always had his name expressed in these vital records as “Mr.”, Esquire, or Gent. Also, his birthdate is too close to other children of Thomas. Also, Rychard is not mentioned in any will of the EB family.

39

ED

21 Nov 1607

Jerrymya French, daughter of Thomas French, Esquire

39

EB*

26 Oct 1609

Judeth French, daughter of Thomas French

41

EB*

2 Sep 1611

Dorothy French, daughter of Thomas French, gent.

43

EB*

5 Sep 1630

Elizabeth French, dau. of William French (cannot find, but it would be at the very bottom of Image 128 or at the very top of Image 129 – have Peter Nutt check)

FYI: 30 Aug 1629, baptized Elizabeth the daughter of John French, Image 34, in Stisted (see Stisted Parish Register below).

128?

E2

Marriages in Halstead, 1564-1650

Marriages in Halstead, 1564-1650

No French marriage recorded in Halstead between the years 1564 and 1580. Halstead parish register for marriages is interrupted between 1592-1597 (see Image 69). No French married in Halstead between 1641 and 1650. In 1990 I had marriages records checked for Halstead 1564-1650 with only 5 found. D/P 96/1/2 from 1631 onwards, 44 images of all vital records, image 32 begins marriage records. 

Date

Name

Image

Chart

12 Oct 1581

Christopher French m. Elizabeth Tewson

67

EC*

2 May 1585

Looks like a French was married, but it is unreadable. NO, this is Sebastian Fynch and Fraunces Hutt

68

n/a

4 Oct 1612

Rychard Smythe m. Susan French. On 10 Aug 1618 there was “a” Richard Smythe, a tailor, of Wivenhoe. Another Rychard Smythe was a constable of Pebmarsh in 1557. This marriage took place in Halstead which was probably the home town of the bride.

72

EC*

13 May 1622

William French, widower, m. Anne Stevens, widow, also listed in Boyd’s Marriage Index. This William cannot be William of Greenstreet as he died in 1620. I would think it was William of The Leete.

79

E2*

20 Nov 1631

William French to Elizabeth, D/P 96/1/2 start, records 1631-1694 (cannot find) – this record was found on ancestry.com; however, in 1631 William was no longer living in Halstead.

32?

E2?

 

1631

John French married Jane Pratt at Halstead

Boyd’s

EB

1632

Thomas French to Margaret, D/P 96/1/2

33?

EC?

2 Feb 1639/40

Richard French, widower, m. Mathie Penyall, widow, D/P 96/1/2, no image found yet. “A” Penyall is listed in Halstead on 3 and 4 Feb 1611. He is most likely the Richard who was born in 1607—he married for a second time at age 33.

36

ED?EA?

18 Feb 1640/41

William French, widower, m. Anne Bland, widow (this marriage took place after the Puritan immigration to America, therefore, this William was not the one who immigrated). D/P 96/1/2. In Halstead on 20 Dec 1617, William French and Reginald Bland, both weavers, answered to misdemeanors Q/SR 220/65.

36

EC*EA?

29 Aug 1654

John French, single person of this parish, married Mrs. Elizabeth Ingram, single person of this parish. “An” Elizabeth Ingram, widow, wrote her will in 1591.

n/a

 

14 Jul 1700

Thomas French Br (Brother?) of this parish, married Elizabeth Hickford Spr (Spinster) of this parish.

 

 

 

Burials in Halstead, 1564-1650

In 1990 I had 1608-1639 burial records checked. Also in 1990 I had burial records checked for 1639-1650, showing only 1. No French burial recorded in Halstead between the years 1642 and 1650. No French burial recorded in Halstead between the years 1582 and 1603. In 1989 I checked 1564-1607 and found only 2 deaths in 1604.

Date

Name

Image

Chart

9 Sep 1604

William French; no father, widower, infant or husband mentioned

104

EA?

1 Oct 1604

John French; no father, widower, infant or husband mentioned

104

EA?

28 Nov 1613

Thomas French, gent.

106

EB*

26 Aug 1616

Christopher French

109

EC*

3 Dec 1617

Anne French, dau. of William French of Greenstreet

111

EC?

23 Apr 1620

William French, from Greenstreet

113

EC?

12 Oct 1620

Mrs. Wood, mother-in-law of Mr. Thomas French

114

EB*

7 Jul 1623

Anne French, widow, the wife of William French from The Leete. A widow is a woman who lost her husband thru death. In this case it indicates that Anne had died as a widow and that her husband who predeceased her was William French. Or, because Anne was married only 14 months to William French, it could have meant, Anne French, the widow of Stevens, and the wife of William French.

116

E2*

11 Feb 1624/25

Anne French, widow and genttGent. from Stansted Hall. This was Thomas French who died in 1613. Her parents were John and Palladia (Wood) Olmstead. Children: Edward, Mary, Ann, John per ancestry.com.

118

EB*

5 Apr 1625

Elizabeth French, widowe from The Leete. She may have married a William of The Leete or a sibling of his or have been his step-mother. She was not his sister. She could have also been the mother of Francis French and died at his birth, FFA Chart #E8.

118

E2*

11 Mar 1638/39

John French, Gentt., D/P 96/1/2 from here onward. This is definitely EB.

29

EB*

26 Jan 1641/42

The child of Thomas Frenchn, D/P 96/1/2. You would think that since the child was not even named, that this child died at birth.

31

EC*

16 Feb 1654

Thomas French, D/P 96/1/3, no wife, father, or widower mentioned.

42

EC*

28 Jul 1667

Widdow French. Burials between 1653-1673 are blank.

n/a

 

14 Feb 1670

Henrye French. Burials between 1653-1673 are blank. Also see record Q/SR 345/40 of 16 Jul 1650 concerning Henry French of Halstead who was accursed of begetting a bastard child of his maid servant, now in prison, which child is supposed to be made away by them. Only 1638-1647 and 1673-1678 records are available.

n/a

 

29 Nov 1671

Mistris French. “Mistress” was an archaic definition used as a title prefixed to the name of a married woman, in other words, Mrs. Burials between 1653-1673 are blank.

n/a

 

Hanningfield (West) Parish Register

Research done by Peter Nutt in Essex, England, 11 Sep 1999

D/P 247/1/1, 1558-1696, St. Mary and St. Edward’s Church in West Hanningfield, 69 images
T/R9 – Peter Nutt also checked, baptisms 1615-1650 for West Hanningfield

Baptisms

Date

Name

Image

Chart

13 Jun 1627

John French Jr., son of John French Sr. and Elizabeth his wife, in West Hanningfield, was bapt the 13 June Ao p’dicto

 

 

3 Dec 1629

Elizabeth French dau. of John French Sr. and Elizabth his wife was bapt the 3rd of Dece’b’r An p’dicto , in West Hanningfield

 

 

Marriages

Marriages 1615-1638 – no entries for French in West Hanningfield per Peter Nutt, 11 Sep 1999

Burials

Burials 1615-1655 no entries for French in West Hanningfield per Peter Nutt, 11 Sep 1999

Hanningfield (East) Parish Register

Research done by Peter Nutt in Essex, England, Sep 1999

D/P 250/1/1, 1538-1612, All Saints Church, East Hanningfield
D/P 250/1/2, 1612-1654, All Saints Church, East Hanningfield, 36 images
T/R
8/1 – Peter Nutt also checked, baptisms 1615-1650 for East Hanningfield (the years 1641 an 1642 are missing).

There is a transcript of East Hanningfield, but it needs to be checked at the ERO. Less than 5 children were born yearly in the early 1600s in this parish.

Baptisms

Date

Name

Image

Chart

ca. 1610

John French Sr. who m. Elizabeth

 

 

ca. 1608

Robert French Sr., perhaps brother of John French Sr., Robert m. Elizabeth Bernard on 24 Sep 1629.

 

 

? Aug 1630

Bar . . . son of Robert French Sr. by Elizabeth (Bernard) his wife, their first child after their marriage on 24 Sep 1629

10

 

20 Mar 1631/2

Robert French Jr., son of Robert French Sr. by Elizabeth (Bernard) his wife

11

 

20 Sep 1632

Mary French dau. of John French Sr. by Elizabeth his wife

11

 

3 Oct 1633

Sarah French, dau. of John French Sr. by Elizabeth his wife

12

 

8 May 1634

Elizabeth French, dau. of Robert French Sr. by Elizabeth (Bernard) his wife

12

 

5 Apr 1636*

Ann French, dau. of Robert French Sr. by Elizabeth (Bernard) his wife. The birth of this child in 1636 indicates that this family was not the one who boarded the ship Defence to America in 1635.

13

 

Marriages

Marriages 1615-1640 in East Hanningfield T/R8 and D/P 250/1/2

Date

Name

Image

Chart

30 Apr 1580

Rebecca French, dau. of John French, m. William Wheeler of Terling in East Hanningfield

 

EF

ca. 1631

John French Sr. and Elizabeth

 

 

24 Sep 1629

Robert French (perhaps brother of John Sr.) and Mrs. Elizabeth Bernard. badly soiled. Yes, this has been verified by Peter Nutt on 13 Aug 2010.

21

n/a

Burials

Burials 1615-1650 in East Hanningfield T/R8 and D/P 250/1/1.2

Date

Name

Image

Chart

20 Jul 1649

John French, his will D/ABW 59/109, a yeoman. John lived in East Hanningfield in 1631 in a court case Q/SR 273/29 regarding a horsebridge. He mentions John his son, Mary his daughter, and Sarah his daughter, and Elizabeth his wife.

 

 

18 Oct 1631

Elizabeth French, wife of Richard French, in East Hanningfield, D/P 250/1/2

29

E6?

31 Aug 1632

Bar . . . French, son of Robert

 

 

23 Oct 1691 wrote his will

Joseph French of East Hanningfield, carpenter, D/ABW 73/313, gives to his wife Mary, his brother John who does not live in the same city, but in the same county and is a yeoman, and to his half brother Thomas Wortham. Joseph lived in East Hanningfield in 1685 in a court case Q/SR 447/163.

 

 

No entries for the name of Fuller between 1620-1640 in East Haddingfield per Peter Nutt on 13 Aug 2010.

Horndon (East) Parish Register

Need to check. D/P 260/1/1 shows records at the All Saints Church in East Horndon as: baptisms 1558-1699, marriages 1557-1686, and burials 1558-1679, of only 31 images. These were not checked.

Horndon (West) Parish Register

Need to check.

Ingatestone Parish Register

Need to check. D/P 31/1/1, 1558-1732. The microfilm transcripts for those years are at T/R 11/1 at the ERO. There are 102 images. Because Ingatestone is close to London, I will check baptisms from 1625-1635. The administrator had beautiful printing skills, and these records were easy to read. Although there were many surnames of Fuller and Frost, there were none of French.

Kelvedon Parish Register

D/P 296/1/1, 1559-1695. 37 images. Looking quickly between 1620 and 1636, I found no French. Not too many entries and easy reading.

Lamarsh Parish Register

Researcher Peter C. Nutt reports in 1998 “No French vital records before 1700”. He checked only the baptisms at first to see if any French lived in that particular parish, and if none existed, the marriage and burial records were not checked.

Leyton Parish Register

If available, please check the Leyton Parish Register for surnames French and Wood, in specific, Anne Wood chr. 22 Apr 1611, dau. of Toby Wood. Check baptisms from 1600-1640 at ERO. T/R 306/1. Research done by Peter Nutt, August 13, 2010.

LEYTON ERO T/R306/1

Baptisms 1600-1640

1611 Apr 22   Anne Wood the daughter of Toby Wood gent was baptized the 22 of April 1611

1616 Jun 11    Dennis Wood the daughter of Toby Wood gent was baptized the 11th of June 1616

1617 Jun 3      Bowyer Wood the sonne of Toby Wood Esquire was baptized the 3 day of June

1618 Dec 2      Barbara Wood the daughter of Toby Wood Esqr was baptized the 2 of December

1619/0 Feb 20 Robert the sonne of Toby Wood Esquire was baptized