John Winchcombe and his wife, Mary Verrey had six children:-
John Winchcombe was born on the 23rd February 1599/100 and married Martha. Family tradition says that he left Berkshire for Wales in 1656 but later history does not bear this out. He died on the 25th April 1669 seised of what seems to have been a good deal of lands and estates but with debts of £6000 - a huge sum. When his Executors (Seymour Bowen, William Blunt and William Gawen) were notified of this debt they refused to accept the Trust or to prove the Will. The son and heir (John) also refused and threatened to "enter into the premises and receive the profits as heir at law". This would have left the debts unpaid. It seems that he and his mother, Martha, had entered into an agreement whereby the estates of Farnborough and Henwick would be sold to meet some of the debts, that other lands would be let or sold to provided portions for the younger children of the family and to provide maintenance for Martha - leaving the rest to John. The Executors claimed no knowledge of this 'agreement' and so Martha and her younger children sued the Executors and the son and heir, John, in the Courts of Chancery. It seems that she won her case. It rather looks like collusion between her and her son to wriggle out of the total debts.
John and Martha had seven children.
Susan Winchcombe married, on the 24th April 1621, Thomas Roper the son of William Roper of Eltham in Kent and his wife, Catherine Browne. Thomas was the great-great-grandson of Sir Thomas More whose daughter Margaret More had married William Roper. Susan and Thomas had seven children - Mary, Francis, Thomas, Margaret, George, Frances and William.
Margery Winchcombe died in 1611.
Anne Winchcombe - nothing is known.
Benedict Winchcombe was born in 1607 and possibly married Mary. A Mary, shown as the wife of Benedict was buried at Thatcham (Henwick) in 1668.
William Winchcombe was born and died in 1608.
Henry Winchcombe and Mary Wollascott had seven children.
Henry Winchcombe who was born in 1620. He married Elizabeth Miller, the daughter of George Miller of Swallowfield, on the 20th November 1639 at St Martin's in the Field. They had one son and Henry died on the 10th November 1642 when only twenty-two years of age. His son was put under the wardship of Sir Francis Knowles. He left only his possessions at
Swallowfield to his wife (which were presumably gained only through his marriage to her). Apart from monetary bequests to his servants and his mother (by now, Mrs Mary Englefield) he left everything else to his "dear and loving friend" Richard Libb of Hardwick with his mother to say as to what purpose or purposes his lands and estates be put.
Anne Winchcombe was born in 1616 and married Edmund Bruning.
Mary Winchcombe was born in 1618. She married Francis Hildesley of Littlestoke and Crowmarsh Gifford. Mary and Francis had six children one of whom was Father Francis of the Society of Jesus - a witness at the trial of Titus Oates.
William Winchcombe - nothing is known.
Frances Winchcombe was born in 1623 and married Francis Perkins (1622-1660). They had one son, another Francis through whom Mary became grandmother to Arabella Fermor (on her marriage to her grandson (yet another Francis!), the heroine of Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock".
John Winchcombe who was born and died in 1624 and
John Winchcombe who was born and died in 1626.
Thomas Winchcombe and Jane Rondall had three children of whom nothing is known apart from their names:-
Presumably they lived in Winchester, Hants where their
father was a clothier.
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