William Coleman
(Abt 1553-1616)
Richard Coleman
(Bef 1575-Bef 1657)


Family Links

1. Eleanor

Richard Coleman 1

  • Born: Bef 13 Jul 1575
  • Baptised: 13 Jul 1575, St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor 1
  • Died: Bef 14 Mar 1656/57, Lane End, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB
  • Buried: 14 Mar 1656/57, St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB 1

  Research Notes:

Richard's daughter Joan married William Carpenter in 1621 which means that:
- She was probably born about 1600
- Richard was married before 1600
- Richard was probably born before 1580.

Possible baptisms in the area for Richard between 1570 and 1580 include:
- 11 Apr 1574 in Fletching; father: Richard
- 13 Jul 1575 in Chailey; father: William.

From Richard's will, he had:
- John, a brother, living in Newick
- Margaret, a sister, widow, married to Lashmore, with children: William, Margaret, Mary and Katharine

Margaret Coleman married John Lashmore in 1618 in Newick. At the time, she was resident in Newick parish and he was living in Fletching parish. He died in 1634 and was buried at Fletching. Their daughter Katharine was baptised in 1635 in Fletching.

The only baptism in Sussex for Margaret between 1590 and 1600 is in 1597 in Chailey; father was William. If this is the same person, she would have been 21 at the time of her marriage.

The only John Coleman living in Newick during this period:
- Married Margaret Goord in 1621 in Fletching
- Had 11 children baptised in Newick between 1622 and 1648
- Died in 1658 and was buried in Newick.

Possible baptisms in the area for John between 1590 and 1603 include:
- 8 Oct 1592, Uckfield; father: Roger
- 7 Jul 1594, Hartfield; father: Richard
- 29 Jun 1600, Chailey; father: William.

Thus, William Coleman's three children baptised in Chailey fit well with the relationships in Richard's will and the relevant dates. There is a burial in Chailey for a William Coleman of Newick in 1616.


Occupation: yeoman, 8 Jun 1655. 2

Will, 8 Jun 1655. 2

Probate, 18 Jun 1657, London, GB. 2

Richard married Eleanor.1 (Eleanor died before 20 Apr 1647 and was buried on 20 Apr 1647 in St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB 1.)


1 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).

2 England, GB, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, PROB 11/265/423 Will of Richard Coleman, Yeoman of Chailey, Sussex; digital images, National Archives, National Archives(http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ : accessed 12 Mar 2021).

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