Roger/Pat's paternal great great great great great grandfather Roger/Pat's paternal great great great great great grandmother

Robert Thomas married Westfield, St John, 26 Jan 1724os/1725ns to Sarah Bennett


BORN
MIGHT BE Baptised 15 May 1692, Whatlington, St Mary Magdalene
s of John/Elizabeth (Whatlington is a few miles NW of Westfield)

BORN

Baptised 24 April 1701, Pett, St Mary and St Peter (d of Stephen and Mary)

Pett is about 5 miles east of Westfield



DIED

Buried 21 August 1758, Westfield, St John

The following Admon (Letters of Administration of an intestate estate) is in East Sussex Record Office:

"23 September 1758

Administration of the Goods of Robert Thomas late of Westfield yeoman intestate deceased was granted to John Thomas and Robert Thomas the natural and lawfull sons and next of kin of the said Deceased."
ESRO Reference B19-8 (Immediate source: Sussex Family History Group database)

(This is sum total of info in the archive -- no further detail. Before 1858 wills and intestate property were administered by church courts. Robert must have had enough property to make it worthwhile for sons to apply for letters of administration. "Yeoman" status suggests he had at least a small amount of freehold. leased orrented land. By 19th century Thomases were "labourers"). Note that his wife Sarah's father was also listed as a yeoman when he died.



DIED

Buried 15 April 1749 Register has note: "w Mr. Robert"
(Source Sussex Family History Group database)

OCCUPATION

Yeoman (see previous box)

OCCUPATION

???????

ADDRESS

Westfield, Sussex

 

 

 

ADDRESS

Westfield, Sussex

KNOWN CHILDREN

"A still borne child of Robert Thomas & Sarah" buried 30 Oct 1725, Westfield, St John

MARY Baptised 24 Oct 1726; buried 26 Oct 1726 "daughter of Robt & Sarah", Westfield St John

John Baptised 22 Jan 1727os/28ns Westfield St John. Might be the one who married Mary Barns, 18 May 1764, Westfield OR POSSIBLY married Mary Swain, Battle, 29 Sep 1749

Sarah Baptised 26 Nov 1729 Westfield St John

ROBERT (great great great great grandfather) Baptised 5 Jan 1730os/31ns, Westfield, St John

MARY Baptised 23 August 1734

 

PARENTS


PARENTS


 ???John Thomas/Elizabeth Blackwell married 25 Jun 1685, Ashburnham (John is son of Richard of Penhurst [Penhurst is next to Ashburnham]
 
   
  Stephen Bennett and Mary


Issue:
John Bennett,  Pett, 5 Dec 1696; buried 14 Dec 1696
James 20 Jan 1697/98 MAYBE 20 Feb 1720/21 Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Westfield. 2 children in Westfield
Mary 16 Nov 1699
Sarah 24 April 1701