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John Woodhams, son of Mathias Woodhams and Anne Woodhams [Peckham]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1718
Born
In the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Penshurst Parish Registers
 
17th November 1718
Christened
At St. John the Baptist Church in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Penshurst Parish Registers
 
6th November 1736
Married
Sarah Kember at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Speldhurst, Kent
Speldhurst Marriage Registers
 
1737
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Speldhurst, Kent
Speldhurst Parish Registers
 
28th September 1748
Married
Anne Webb at St. Peter's Church in the Parish of Pembury, Kent
Pembury Marriage Registers
 
Before 1749
Birth of a daughter
Sarah in the Parish of Speldhurst, Kent
Speldhurst Parish Registers
 
1749
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Ashurst, Kent
Ashurst Parish Registers
 
1752
Birth of a son
David in the Parish of Speldhurst, Kent
Speldhurst Parish Registers
 
c 1754
Birth of a daughter
Ann in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Jeff Woodhams' records
 
25th October 1766
Married
Mary Ray at St. Gile's Church in the Parish of Shipbourne, Kent
Shipbourne Marriage Registers
 
25th October 1767
Birth of a son
Michael in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
19th September 1769
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
7th March 1771
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
26th February 1774
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
c 1788
Married
Ann Unknown, in Area not known
 
 
12th April 1789
Birth of a daughter
Sarah in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
19th June 1791
Birth of a daughter
Susannah in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
10th June 1793
Birth of a daughter
Sophia in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Parish Registers
 
20th December 1794
Will
Proven in London 6th January 1795
Jeff Woodhams' records
 
In the Name of God Amen John Woodhams of Chiddingstone in the County of Kent Yeoman being at this time weak in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same But considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time when this same shall happen do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following That is to say first and principally I assign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it fully trusting through the merits and intercession of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to receive full pardon of all my sins and life everlasting in the Kingdom of Heaven and after this painful life is ended my Body I commit to the Earth from whence it was extracted to be directly buried according to the ? of my Executor hereinafter named and as to all such my temporal and worldly estate which is listed so shall please God to bless me with at the time of my death I give and dispose of the same as follows that is to say I give and bequeath unto my two sons John Woodhams and William Woodhams all that my Stock and utensils of Husbandry and Household Goods together with all the Chattels Cattle Corn Grain Hay Straw and all Effects whatsoever belonging to me which shall or may be on and upon the certain Farm and Lands called and known by the name of Hoe-Door in the parish of Hartfield in the County of Sussex where my two sons John Woodhams and William Woodhams do live and reside to be even and equal divided between them share and share alike. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary now wife of Thomas Hollamby the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her in twelve Calendar Months after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann now the wife of John Aynscombe the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid in like manner. I give and bequeath unto my three Grandaughters daughters of my daughter Sarah wife of John Hills deceased the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money to be equally and even divided between them by my Executor namely Sarah Hills, Ann Hills and Hannah Hills at the same time and manner as aforesaid. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Woodhams the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her in like manner I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Woodhams the sum of one hundred pounds of good and like lawful money to be paid to her when she do arrive to the age of twenty one years by my Executor or his administrator or assign I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah Woodhams the Sum of One hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her when she do arrive to the age of twenty one years by my Executor or his Administrator or assign I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sophiah Woodhams the Sum of One hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her when she do arrive to the age of twenty one years by my Executor or his Administrator or assign and if in case of either or any of my three last mentioned daughters Sarah Susannah and Sophiah should happen to die before they do arrive to the age of twenty one years that then it is my express will mind and meaning that the aforesaid sum or sums of money which shall or may so happen shall still and quietly remain in the hands of my Executor hereinafter named to his ? and benefit I do give devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Ann Woodhams the sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money to be paid to her when and at the same time my daughter Sophiah do arrive and attain to that age of twenty one years by my Executor or his administrator or his assign And it is my express will mind and meaning that my hereinafter named Executor his administrator or assign shall well and truly provide or cause to be provided at his own expense and cost good and sufficient meat and drink washing and lodging and wearing apparel for during the minority of my three youngest daughters (namely Sarah Susannah and Sophiah and also well and efficiently maintain or cause to be maintained my wife Ann until such time my youngest daughters do arrive to the age of twenty one years which my real mind and meaning is that my said wife Ann and three youngest daughters Sarah Susannah and Sophiah shall live continue and remain in such dwelling house or where my Executor doth or may dwell and live And in case my aforesaid wife Ann and my three youngest daughters Sarah Susannah and Sophiah should happen to disagree and to be disagreeable to my Executor and Trustee hereinafter named then and if after such time if it should so happen I give and bequeath unto my said wife Ann the full sum of thirty pounds a year yearly and every year until such time that my youngest daughter Sophiah do arrive to the age of ten years toward maintenance support and education of my said three daughters Sarah Susannah and Sophiah to be paid by my Executor and Trustee hereinafter named that then and after such time as my youngest daughter Sophiah doth arrive to the age of ten years I give and bequeath to my said wife Ann the full sum of twenty five pounds a year yearly and every year until such time that my youngest daughter Sophiah doth arrive to the age of twenty one years for the support maintenance and education of my daughters as aforesaid and to be paid by me Executor and Trustee or his Administrator or assign Also I give and bequeath unto my two sons aforesaid John Woodhams and William Woodhams over and above more than what I have heretofore given them the sum of one hundred pounds a piece or each of them to be paid by my Executor and Trustee hereinafter named or his Administrator or Assign I give and bequeath unto my son Michael Woodhams and to his heirs and assigns for ever after all just debts owing by me shall be thereout first paid and my funeral expenses and the probate of this my will defrayed and all Dowers and Legacies herein before mentioned first paid and discharged all that my Tenement and Lands called and known by the name of Black House with the Outhouses Barns Buildings Edifices Yards Gardens Orchards and all and singular the arable pastures Meadow and Woodlands thereto belonging with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Chiddingstone in the County of Kent And lastly I do give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son Michael Woodhams excepting what is before excepted all my ready money securities for money debts due to me Goods assets Chattels both real and personal of my Estate of what kind of nature soever or whatsoever And I do hereby nominate to institute and appoint my aforesaid son Michael Woodhams whole and sole Executor and Trustee of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills and bequests by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have to this last Will and testament contained in two sheets of paper set my Hand and Seal That is to say my Hand to the first sheet and my Hand and Seal to this second and last sheet this twentieth day of December and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, John Woodhams X his Mark Signed sealed published and declares by the said John Woodhams the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the said John Woodhams it being interlined before stamped Richard Shoebridge Richard Keeys Tho Sutton
 
28th December 1794
Died
At Black House Farm in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Kent Archaeological Society
 
2nd January 1795
Buried
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Chiddingstone Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Woodam, Woodham, Woodams, Woodhams, Woodomes family records
The ancestral pedigree of John Woodhams
  
 Peter Woodhamm: Sep 1590 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, KentMargaret Groombridge 
 b: 1560 to 1570
d: Mar 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-Great-
Grandfather
record
  
  
   
 John Woodhamm: 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: Mar 1636/37 Penshurst, Kent
d: 1718/19 Penshurst, Kent
 b: c 1640
    
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
3rd marriageJohn Woodhams
Yeoman
m: 6th Aug 1677 Crowhurst, SurreyElizabeth Jennings 
 b: Mar 1636/37 Penshurst, Kent
d: 1718/19 Penshurst, Kent
  b: c 1661
d: 28th Oct 1732 Ashurst, Kent
 
  
  
 Mathias William
 b: 1692 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Feb 1692 St. John the Baptist Church
d: Jun 1757 Ashurst, Kent
bur: 17th Jun 1757 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
 b: 24th Sep 1698 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 8th Nov 1698 St. John the Baptist Church
d: Before 1754 Area not known
     
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
1st marriageMathias Woodhamsm: 20th Jan 1716 Cowden, KentAnne Peckham 
 b: 1692 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Feb 1692 St. John the Baptist Church
d: Jun 1757 Ashurst, Kent
bur: 17th Jun 1757 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
  b: 1690 Ashurst, Kent
d: 24th Jun 1741 Penshurst, Kent
 
  
        
William John Matthias Mary Anne Thomas Richard Sarah
b: 1717 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 25th Apr 1717 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
d: 18th Sep 1781 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1781 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
 b: 1718 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 17th Nov 1718 St. John the Baptist Church
d: 28th Dec 1794 Black House Farm, Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 2nd Jan 1795 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 4th Sep 1720 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 18th Sep 1720 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
d: 22nd Nov 1794 Ashurst, Kent
bur: 26th Nov 1794 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
 b: 30th May 1722 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 3rd Jun 1722 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
bur: 17th Feb 1801 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 22nd May 1724 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 7th Jun 1724 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
d: 20th Nov 1751 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 25th Nov 1751 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
 b: 22nd Jul 1725 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 24th Jul 1726 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
d: 18th Feb 1798 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 24th Feb 1798 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
 b: 1728 Ashurst, Kent
ch: 3rd Nov 1728 St. Martin of Tours Church
d: 30th Nov 1807 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 5th Dec 1807 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
 b: 1731 Ashurst, Kent
ch: 23rd May 1731 St. Martin of Tours Church
d: 27th Feb 1803 Speldhurst, Kent
bur: 3rd Mar 1803 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
               
Parental
record
   
   
   
1st marriageJohn Woodhamsm: 6th Nov 1736 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, KentSarah Kember 
 b: 1718 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 17th Nov 1718 St. John the Baptist Church
d: 28th Dec 1794 Black House Farm, Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 2nd Jan 1795 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
  b: c 1715
d: Sep 1739 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 7th Sep 1739 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
 
  
  
 John 
 b: 1737 Speldhurst, Kent
ch: 14th Jun 1737 St. Mary's Church
d: Jul 1739 Penshurst, Kent
bur: 17th Jul 1739 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
 
 
Family
record
    
2nd marriageJohn Woodhamsm: 28th Sep 1748 St. Peter's Church, Pembury, KentAnne Webb 
 b: 1718 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 17th Nov 1718 St. John the Baptist Church
d: 28th Dec 1794 Black House Farm, Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 2nd Jan 1795 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
  b: 1724 Ashurst, Kent
ch: 28th Jun 1724 St. Martin of Tours Church
 
  
    
 Sarah Mary David Ann
 b: Before 1749 Speldhurst, Kent
ch: 11th Mar 1749 St. Mary's Church
d: Nov 1779 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 25th Nov 1779 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 1749 Ashurst, Kent
ch: 26th Mar 1749 St. Martin of Tours Church
 b: 1752 Speldhurst, Kent
ch: 21st Jun 1752 St. Mary's Church
d: Feb 1753 Speldhurst, Kent
bur: 7th Feb 1753 St. Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst, Kent
 b: c 1754 Penshurst, Kent
        
    
3rd marriageJohn Woodhamsm: 25th Oct 1766 St. Gile's Church, Shipbourne, KentMary Ray 
 b: 1718 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 17th Nov 1718 St. John the Baptist Church
d: 28th Dec 1794 Black House Farm, Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 2nd Jan 1795 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
  b: 1735 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 27th Mar 1735 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 14th Mar 1777 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 19th Mar 1777 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 
  
    
 Michael John William Elizabeth
 b: 25th Oct 1767 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 8th Nov 1767 St. Mary's Church
 b: 19th Sep 1769 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 8th Oct 1769 St. Mary's Church
 b: 7th Mar 1771 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 30th Mar 1771 St. Mary's Church
d: Aug 1844 Gallypot Street, Hartfield, Sussex
bur: 25th Aug 1844 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 26th Feb 1774 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 18th Mar 1774 St. Mary's Church
        
   
4th marriageJohn Woodhamsm: c 1788 Area not knownAnn Unknown 
 b: 1718 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 17th Nov 1718 St. John the Baptist Church
d: 28th Dec 1794 Black House Farm, Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 2nd Jan 1795 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
  b: 1771 Area not known
d: 1st Oct 1808 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 7th Oct 1808 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 
  
   
 Sarah Susannah Sophia
 b: 12th Apr 1789 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 10th May 1789 St. Mary's Church
 b: 19th Jun 1791 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 17th Jul 1791 St. Mary's Church
 b: 10th Jun 1793 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 9th Jun 1793 St. Mary's Church
    

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