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William Cole, butcher, son of William Cole and Elizabeth Cole
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1638
Born
In the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
c 1665
Married
Martha Chapman
 
 
1667
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth
Lionel Cole's records
 
c 1669
Birth of a son
William
Lionel Cole's records
 
1671/72
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1673
Birth of a son
William
Lionel Cole's records
 
1677
Birth of a daughter
Mary
Lionel Cole's records
 
1678
Birth of a son
William
Lionel Cole's records
 
Dec 1716
Died
In the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
18th Dec 1716
Buried
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Chiddingstone, Kent
Lionel Cole's records


Lionel Cole's records

WILLIAM COLE of Chiddingstone, butcher (c1638-1716)

William was born about 1638, the eldest son of William Cole of Edenbridge, butcher. (There are no baptism records between about 1603 and 1639 so he was baptised before 1639). His wife was Martha, the daughter of Edmund Chapman, yeoman, of Cannons, Westerham. Edmund died in 1664; in his will (Drb) written in 1663 it is clear that his daughter Martha was not yet married. She was probably baptised in 1639 at Westerham on May 14th; the name is missing but all her siblings can be accounted for on other dates. Until just before his father's death William Cole lived in Edenbridge, but the burial of his first son William in Chiddingstone in June 1671 shows that by that date he had set up his own enterprise in Chiddingstone where he immediately became a ratepayer and a freeholder of King's Borough.By this time William must have been well over 30 years of age.

In his will William Cole senior left to his son his dwelling house in Edenbridge. This house is probably TA 501 "Coles" in Church Lane. In the assessment of 1678 William Cole owned a property assessed at £2, occupied by Bartholomew Smith, clerk. In 1697 in the rental of the manor of Stangrave the same property appears with a quitrent of 1s, occupied by Bartholomew Smith (very handy as it is opposite the church gate). This is the same property that John Blundell had left to Andrew Cole in 1525, and it may have included TA 502 next door, also known as "Coles".

In 1697 William Cole also owned a second Stangrave tenement, occupied by William Taylor, with a quitrent of 5d. This is TA 507 and is in the Square or market place, next door to the former house of James Cole (c1607-1672). In 1689 William Cole also held a property in Edenbridge from the manor of Priory Court, Tandridge, quitrent 5d, which he had bought from John Cowlard the elder of Sundridge, blacksmith. This house cannot be identified but it appears to be the same as Alchornes which was once held by Andrew Cole.

In 1700 William Cole was paid 1s for Ellard's rent, by the parish. Ellard is presumably Elwood.

In the Land Tax of 1701 William Cole is shown as holding three properties in Edenbridge:

In order to establish himself in Chiddingstone William held various offices: 1672 surveyor; 1674 overseer of the poor; 1685-87 churchwarden; 1691 overseer of the poor; 1694 constable of Somerden hundred; 1699 surveyor; 1704 overseer of the poor. In 1710, 1715 and 1716 ha was collector of the Land Tax for King's Borough, and in 1714-15 collector and assessor of the Window Tax. In 1713 he was borsholder of King's Borough. With his income drawn from his Edenbridge properties he was clearly a substantial figure. He was literate.

In 1677 William Cole appears in the Chiddingstone North Land Tax record as tenant to Francis Everest, who held no other land (£4, a small amount). In 1689 William appears by himself as the landowner. In a list of Chiddingstone parishioners he is recorded as possessing a farm at Hilders. Not the large farm of that name but a smallholding on the other side of the road known as Little Hilders.

William's wife Martha died and was buried at Chiddingstone on 10th September 1701. William himself lived until 1716 and was buried at Chiddingstone on December 18th 1716. The will was not proved until 1720 (Peculiar of Shoreham). In his will he gave:

John was made executor and left all the money, bonds, bills and mortgages.

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Cole, Coale, Coaler, Coal, Coles family records
The ancestral pedigree of William Cole, butcher
   
2nd marriage Andrew Colem: c 1520Annys Blundell 
 b: c 1480
d: 1546 Edenbridge, Kent
  
  
       
 John Johane Julyan Richard George Elizabeth 
 b: c 1520
d: c 1585 Edenbridge, Kent, (probably)
 b: before 1525 b: before 1525 b: 1525 to 1546 b: 1525 to 1546
d: February 1551/52 Tonbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Feb 1551/52 Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1525 to 1546 
               
Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
1st marriage John Colem: c 1545Mrs 
 b: c 1520
d: c 1585 Edenbridge, Kent, (probably)
  b: c 1525
  
      
 Johanna Juliana James John Andrew 
 b: 1547 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 14th Aug 1547 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1550 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Jan 1550 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1554 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 25th Jun 1554 St. Peter and St. Paul, recorded as Jacob Cole
d: January 1560 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 16th Jan 1560 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent, (possibly)
 b: 1555 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Apr 1555 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1556 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 7th Mar 1556 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1584 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Sep 1584 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 
             
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Andrew Colem: 29th May 1571 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, KentJoane Basset 
 b: 1556 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 7th Mar 1556 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1584 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Sep 1584 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1555
  
     
 Agnes James William Andrew 
 b: 1572 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 10th Aug 1572 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1575 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 26th Jun 1575 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1578 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd Mar 1578 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1647 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1647 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1580 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 13th Apr 1580 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1657 Westerham, Kent, aged 77 years
bur: 3rd Jan 1657 St. Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent
 
            
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1600Martha 
 b: 1578 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd Mar 1578 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1647 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1647 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1580
  
     
 John William James Elizabeth 
 b: 1602 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1602 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 5th Sep 1602 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1605 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1671 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1671 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1607 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1672 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 2nd Sep 1672 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1610 
           
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1635Elizabeth 
 b: 1605 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1671 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1671 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1610
d: August 1669 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 31st Aug 1669 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  
         
Anne William Andrew Robert Richard Jane John Frances 
b: 1636 Edenbridge, Kent b: 1638 Edenbridge, Kent
d: December 1716 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 18th Dec 1716 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 1641 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 9th Aug 1641 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: August 1699 Hever, Kent, aged 58 years
bur: 29th Aug 1699 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1644 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd May 1644 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1716 aged 72 years
 b: 1646 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 4th Jan 1646 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1673 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 17th Jul 1673 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1648 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 4th Apr 1648 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1648 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 8th Jul 1648 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1649 Edenbridge, Kent, twin
ch: 16th Oct 1649 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1649 Edenbridge, Kent, twin
ch: 16th Oct 1649 St. Peter and St. Paul
 
                    
Parental
record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1665Martha Chapman 
 b: 1638 Edenbridge, Kent
d: December 1716 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 18th Dec 1716 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
  b: 1639 Westerham, Kent, daughter of Edmund Chapman
ch: 14th May 1639 St. Mary's Church
d: December 1701 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 10th Dec 1701 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
  
       
 Elizabeth William John William Mary William 
 b: 1667
ch: 10th Feb 1667/68 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1669
d: June 1672 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 2nd Jun 1672 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 1671/72 Chiddingstone, Kent
ch: 21st Mar 1671/72 St. Mary's Church
d: May 1751 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 10th May 1751 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 1673 b: 1677 b: 1678 
               
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record

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