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Mathias Woodhams, son of John Woodhams and Elizabeth Woodhams [Jennings]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
Feb 1690/91
Born
In the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Brian Bradley's records
 
15th Feb 1690/91
Christened
At St. John the Baptist in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Brian Bradley's records
 
20th Jan 1716
Married
Anne Peckham at St. Mary Magdalene in the Parish of Cowden, Kent
IGI - Family Search
Batch M13099-1
 
1724
Birth of a daughter
Anne in the Parish of Ashurst, Kent
Ashurst Parish Registers
 
22nd Jul 1725
Birth of a son
Thomas in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Brian Bradley's records
 
1728
Birth of a son
Richard in the Parish of Ashurst, Kent
Ashurst Parish Registers
 
8th Dec 1742
Married
Anne Knight at St. Nicholas Parish Church in the Parish of Sevenoaks, Kent
Brian Bradley's records
 
16th Jun 1757
Died
In the Parish of Penshurst, Kent; Cause of death: Smallpox
Brian Bradley's records
 
17th Jun 1757
Buried
At St. Martin of Tours in the Parish of Ashurst, Kent
Brian Bradley's records
 
9th Jul 1757
Will
The Will of Mathias Woodhams
Brian Bradley's records
 
Register of Wills - ref.  AA/V/H/97/7  - date: 1739 - 1757 item: Matthias Woodhams, Yeoman, Penshurst, Kent - ref.  AA/V/H/97/7/581v  - date: 9 July 1757
The Will of Mathias Woodhams 1757
In The Name of God Amen. I Mathias Woodhams of Penshurst in the County of Kent yeoman being in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory praised be God do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following, That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor herein after named hoping at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such temporal estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me within this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Anne three pounds a year of good and lawful money of Great Britain yearly and every year during the term of her natural life and to be paid her half yearly by my executor. Also I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Anne those two feather beds that were her own before I married her also two feather pillows and one quilt and coverlet and two blankets and six pairs of sheets and all other the household goods that were my said wife's at the time I married her namely one chest with drawers, four pewter dishes, two brass candlesticks and the rest of the things that were my wife's at the time of our marriage aforesaid. Also I give and bequeath unto my son William Woodhams twenty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain. Also I give and bequeath unto my son John Woodhams twenty pounds and like lawful money of Great Britain. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Mathias Woodhams twenty pounds of lawful money of England Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Gaynesford twenty pounds of like lawful money of England. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Woodhams twenty pounds of like lawful money of England. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Young twenty pounds of like lawful money of Great Britain. Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Woodhams son of my brother William Woodhams deceased ten pounds of good and lawful of Great Britain. All the aforesaid legacy's to become due and payable by my executor within one year next after my decease.
All the residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever I devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Woodhams he paying all my just debts, legacy's and funeral expenses and charge of probation of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I the said Mathias Woodhams the testator have this to my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper fixed together with a label to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to the last sheet thereof set my hand and seal this Ninth day of December in the Twenty Eight year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland. King, Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord, One thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Four.
Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Mathias Woodhams the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our namers as witnesses in the testators presence and at his request.
Richard Gaynsford
Thomas Wickenden
Frances Firminger
This will was proved on the 9th day of July 1757 before the Reverend Hopton Williams Clerk surrogate and so forth by the Oath of Thomas Woodhams the sole executor to whom Admon was granted being duly sworn to administer.

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Woodam, Woodham, Woodams, Woodhams, Woodomes family records
The ancestral pedigree of Mathias Woodhams
  
 Peter Woodhamm: September 1590 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, KentMargaret Groombridge 
 b: 1560 to 1570
d: March 1633/34 Speldhurst, Kent
bur: 26th Mar 1634 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
  b: c 1570
d: before 1633
  
     
 John Susan Sarah Thomas 
 b: c 1600 Withyham, Sussex
d: c 1670
 b: 1603 Speldhurst, Kent b: 1608 Speldhurst, Kent b: c 1610 
           
Great-
Grandfather record
  
  
   
 John Woodhamsm: 24th Mar 1628/29 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexJane Stente 
 b: c 1600 Withyham, Sussex
d: c 1670
  b: c 1600 Penshurst, Kent
  
   
 John Thomas 
 b: March 1636/37 Penshurst, Kent
d: 1718/19 Penshurst, Kent
 b: c 1640 
      
Grandfather record
   
   
   
3rd marriage John Woodhamsm: 6th Aug 1677 Crowhurst, SurreyElizabeth Jennings 
 b: March 1636/37 Penshurst, Kent
d: 1718/19 Penshurst, Kent
  b: c 1661
d: 28th Oct 1732 Ashurst, Kent
  
  
 Mathias 
 b: February 1690/91 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Feb 1690/91 St. John the Baptist
d: 16th Jun 1757 Penshurst, Kent, Cause of death: Smallpox
bur: 17th Jun 1757 St. Martin of Tours, Ashurst, Kent
 
    
Parental record
   
   
   
1st marriage Mathias Woodamm: 20th Jan 1716 St. Mary Magdalene, Cowden, KentAnne Peckham 
 b: February 1690/91 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Feb 1690/91 St. John the Baptist
d: 16th Jun 1757 Penshurst, Kent, Cause of death: Smallpox
bur: 17th Jun 1757 St. Martin of Tours, Ashurst, Kent
  b: 1690 Ashurst, Kent
d: 24th Jun 1741 Penshurst, Kent
  
    
 Anne Thomas Richard 
 b: 1724 Ashurst, Kent
ch: 7th Jun 1724 St. Martin of Tours
 b: 22nd Jul 1725 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 24th Jul 1726 St. Martin of Tours, Ashurst, Kent
d: 18th Feb 1798 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 24th Feb 1798 St. Martin of Tours, Ashurst, Kent
 b: 1728 Ashurst, Kent
ch: 3rd Nov 1728 St. Martin of Tours
 
         
Family record
   
2nd marriage Mathias Woodhamsm: 8th Dec 1742 St. Nicholas Parish Church, Sevenoaks, KentAnne Knight 
 b: February 1690/91 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Feb 1690/91 St. John the Baptist
d: 16th Jun 1757 Penshurst, Kent, Cause of death: Smallpox
bur: 17th Jun 1757 St. Martin of Tours, Ashurst, Kent
 b: c 1691
d: 15th Mar 1756 Penshurst, Kent

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