Henry Read
(Bef 1528-Bef 1578)
Agnes
(Bef 1533-Bef 1594)
Alexander Rogers
(Bef 1539-)
Agnes
(Bef 1539-Bef 1562)
Walter Read
(Bef 1555-Bef 1593)
Joan Rogers
(Bef 1559-Bef 1617)
Thomas Read
(Bef 1589-Bef 1665)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dina Butler

2. Margaret Bromfield

Thomas Read 1 3 4

  • Born: Bef 12 Oct 1589
  • Baptised: 12 Oct 1589, St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Speldhurst Hill, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3, GB 3
  • Marriage (1): Dina Butler on 26 Apr 1618 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB 1
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Bromfield on 3 Jul 1660 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB 2
  • Died: Bef 30 Dec 1665
  • Buried: 30 Dec 1665, All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB 5

  Events

• Will, 26 Jun 1599, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3, GB. 6 In the name of god amen the xxvith
day of June one thousand five hundred nintie nine I Nicholas Reade of Spelhurst
in the parrishe and Countie of Kent beinge sicke in bodie but in good and [perfecte] remembrance
thanks be to Almighthie god Doe make this my present Testament and last will in manner
and fourme following ffirst I bequeath my Soule to Almighthie god my creator and
maker and […] and Saviour and my bodie to be buried in the christian buriall of
the churche yarde of Spelhurst aforesaide Item I give and bequeath unto the poore
of the parrishe twentie shillings to be given at my buriall by my Executrix and [tenne]
shillings to the reparions of the church Item I will and bequeath unto all my god-
children two ewes apiece I give and bequeath to [Alic] Archpoole my Aunte my
graie nagg I bequeath unto Thomas Medhurste the younger and the elder Edward
his brother all those goodes that ar in theire hands of goodes and chattels of equal porsions
after my decease paienge their ffather the thirde parte Item I bequeath unto Joan Reade the
daughter of Walter Reade ten shillings Item I give unto Thomas Reade sonne of Walter
Reade […] ewes Item I give unto Henrie Reade the sonne of Alexander Reade ten ewes
I will unto Christopher [Jasper] my [boye] one cowe and […] sheepe I bequeath unto
Steven [Oatlande] my servante one redd heifer with a white […] and two ewes I give
to Robert Comber my kinsman six pounds I give unto ffrancis Comber
one cowe and to Joane his wife six ewes I give unto William Webb my black nagge and
tenn pounds which is in the handes of Walter Mills of Tunbridge And unto Joane
his wife I give one […] I give unto his daughter Joane Webb two
ewes I give unto […] Webb his sonne one ewe and a lambe I give unto William
Moyse of Penshurst ffive pounds […] of ten pounds which William Moyse [handeth]
bounde with his sonne to paie at Michaelmas next I give unto Marie Moyse [Phinenna]
Moyse to either of them two ewes in the hands of John Pagham the elder I give
Nicholas [Penniall] two ewes I give unto Henrie Reade Nicholas Reade Elizabeth
Reade and Anne Reade the children of my [sonne] Henrie Reade twentie shillings
apeece I give unto Thomas Reade my brother one twelve monthe heifer bullock
and ten shillings […] he owethe me I give unto my Aunte Elianor Penniall five
ewes I give unto my Aunte [Methurste] one forke of [beet] I bequeath unto Docras
Rolfe the wife of William Rolfe of Spelhurste ten pounds Item I give and bequeath
to [Grace] Wolfe the daughter of William Rolfe ten pounds to be paide by myne
Executrix within one whole yeare next after my decease I give unto Joan […man]
my […] lambes The residue of all my goodes […] chattells and readie
monie not bequeathed nor given I give and bequeath unto Ellen Rolfe and Elizabeth
Mainarde my whole and sole Executrix payinge my debtes and [performing] my [leagaries]
equallie to be divided betweene them as it shall be thought good by the direction of my
Overseers hereunder named I doe make and ordain Elizabeth Mainarde my whole
and sole Executrix paying my debts [performing] my [leagaries] And I do declare
make and ordaine my wellbeloved and […] ffrendes William Moyse and William
Webb […] and overseers of this my last will and to have for theire paines six shillings
eight pence apeece over and above theire […] and […] to [see] my will well and trulie
[performed] This is my laste will and testament of me the said Nicholas Reade made
and declared the daie and yeare above written concerninge the disposition of my whole
landes and tenements with all and singular theire appurtenances […] and beinge
in the parrishe of Spelhurste I will unto Elizabeth Maynarde to her and to her
heires forever […] things mentioned or standinge in this my last will to the contrary notwithstanding
The marke of Nicholas Reade Witnesses to this will Miles [Bu…]
[…] William Moyse William Webb Tho: Denton The marke of Edward
Waghorne The marke of William Applebie

• Will, 25 Jun 1629, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12, GB. 7

• Probate, 25 Nov 1629, Rochester, Kent, GB. 7


Thomas married Dina Butler, daughter of Edward Butler and Elizabeth Gybens, on 26 Apr 1618 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB.1 (Dina Butler was born before 27 Oct 1594, baptised on 27 Oct 1594 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB,8 died before 15 Feb 1659/60 and was buried on 15 Feb 1659/60 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB.)


Thomas next married Margaret Bromfield on 26 Apr 1618 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB.2 (Margaret Bromfield was born before 1635, died before 27 Sep 1674 and was buried on 27 Sep 1674 in All Saints' Church, High Street, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NQ, GB 9.)


Sources


1 All Saints' Church (Brenchley, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1560-1654," page 76 of 127; Findmypast, London.

2 All Saints' Church (Brenchley, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1654-1764," page 96 of 104; Findmypast, London.

3 St. Mary the Virgin's Church (Speldhurst, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1558-1701," page 10 of 59; Findmypast, London.

4 All Saints' Church (Brenchley, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1654-1764," pages 21 & 96 of 104; Findmypast, London.

5 All Saints' Church (Brenchley, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1654-1764," page 21 of 104; Findmypast, London.

6 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/95/141 Nicholas Read (?-1599); digital images, National Archives, National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 16 Feb 2023).

7 Kent, GB, Registered Wills: DRb/Pwr/21.374, Edward Butler (1555-1629); Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone.

8 All Saints' Church (Brenchley, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1560-1654," page 47 of 127; Findmypast, London.

9 All Saints' Church (Brenchley, Kent, GB), "Parish Register 1654-1764," page 32 of 104; Findmypast, London.

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