Sampson HALKE

Male Abt 1539 - 1602  (~ 63 years)    Has 8 ancestors and 1211 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Sampson HALKE 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1539 
    • From the age shown in his father's  inquisition post mortem.
      I think it means he was aged about 24 when the inquisition was held in 1563, not when his father died in 1558 (if I am wrong about this he was born in about 1534).
      I am working on transcribing and translating the IPM; the picture should be clearer once this is completed.
    Gender Male 
    Chancery Court dispute Brabourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    For the discovery and performance of an agreement regarding land sold to John Bull 
    • John Bull had agreed as part of the sale to sell and convey a moiety thereof to Sampson, the plaintiff.

      (TNA ref.: C 2/Eliz/H4/31)
    Will 16 Oct 1601 
    Written 
    The will of Sampson Halke (d. 1601/2)
    The will of Sampson Halke (d. 1601/2)
    (a 10 x great grandfather of mine)
    Buried 1 Mar 1601/02  St. Mary’s Church, Brabourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From transcribed data on KFHS CD 23:
      Sampson HAUKE of Bircholt
    Probate 14 Mar 1601/02  Archdeaconry Court, Canterbury, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Inquisition Post Mortem 3 Jun 1602  Greenwich, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • As expected, his son William is named as his son and heir.

      This is held at the National Archives, document ref. C142/269/43.
      I have photographed this and begun transcribing and translating it, and will be adding both transcript and translation to this website in time.
    Notes 
    • Another Sampson, of Wye, left a will in 1488 - this could be the great or 2x great grandfather of this Sampson, but I think was most likely the brother of this Sampson's great grandfather.

      A Sampson Halke married in Eastry in 1597: "Julie 19. Sampson Hawke & Marye Gladwell[? - well part not clear in grainy img on FMP]". I suspect the marriage was not of this Sampson since he was married to a Jane when he died in 1601/2. Could it have been a son Sampson? Unlikely, since no wills seem to mention any son other than William.

      A Sampson of Sandwich, quite likely the one who married in 1597, died in 1601 leaving a will which shows his wife was called Mary at the time of his death, so it probably was that one who married in Eastry in 1597.
      He (or they) need not be closely related to this Sampson; the name may have reflected an old family name being used - see my Halke page for more information.
    Person ID I17140  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2019 

    Father William HALKE,   b. Est 1493,   bur. 7 Nov 1558, Ss. Gregory and Martin’s Church, Wye, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Agnes ROSE,   b. Est 1495,   d. Bef 1558  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Between 1505 and 1511 
    • I did estimate 1517 from approximate dob of first known son - though there could be daughters or chidlren who didn't survive born earlier. Agnes was not married when her grandfather Thomas Rose wrote his will in 1505, but I suspect she was the 'Agnes Halke' named in the will of this Agnes's grandfather's wife, Agnes Rose (formerly Andrew). That will refers to 'Agnes Halke suentyme my s[er]vant' but I don't think being servant to Agnes wife of John Rose means she couldn't also have been her step-granddaughter.

      Was it this William, i.e. the father of Sampson and his siblings, who died in 1558, who had been married to Agnes Rose?


      Both Thomas Rose, father of Agnes, and the Richard Halke who died in 1546 left bequests to the children of William, namely Richard and Thomas. That points very strongly it being the William son of Richard who died in 1546 who married Agnes. 

      Clearly this William was the son of a Richard, but was he the son of the Richard who died in 1546? Sampson who died in 1488 also left a son Richard, could he too have had a son William?
      Having examined the wills there is nothing in that of Sampson (d. 1488) to suggest he owned anything outside of Wye. By contrast, the John who died in 1492 left property in Hastingleigh, Elmstead and Brabourne to his son Richard. And the Richard who died in 1546 left property in Hastingleigh and Elmstead to a godson (who I suspect was also a grandson). There is no mention of Brabourne - perhaps that land had already passed to his son William in his lifetime.

      When Agnes's grandfather John ROSE wrote his will in 1505 he referred to 4 daughters of his son Thomas, all of whom were unmarried.
      By the time Thomas wrote his will in 1526 she was married.
      This points to William and Agnes marrying between 1505 and 1526, and to them having had 2 sons by the time Thomas wrote his will, so the marriage must have been at least a little before 1526.
      This ties in with William whose IPM shows he had a son Richard, the oldest named in the document, born about 1518.

      The more I look at the wills and other documents the more I think that it was my ancestor William who was married to Agnes Rose and that his father was the Richard who died in 1546.

      For example, William's son Richard, clearly the son of this William since he mentions brothers John, Sampson and Christopher in his will, and sister Joan, etc., appears to have had the same servant as his probable grandfather Thomas Rose. He left bequests to Prowdes, relations of Agnes Rose's (though this alone would not be good evidence, since the way a certain social class intermarried it is quite possible they were also relations on his father's side).  

      The large gaps in ages between the children named in William's inquisition post mortem could be due to them being from different marriages. The span, though, is not too great for one mother and it could simply be that there were children in the middle who pre-deceased their father or were female (and so not mentioned in in inquisition post mortem). Looking at William's will and other documents not only shows evidence of one or more daughters, but also of 2 sons living when he died but not named in the IPM.

      The 's' at the end of a word can be hard to distinguish from a flourish in old hand-writing, but there is nothing after 'wiff' in the request in William's will (register copy) for him to be buried in Wye Church 'besides my wiff'. Since there was no bequest to a living wife, this does suggest William was only married once and Agnes was the mother of all of his children.
      (Unless an 's' in the original will was mis-read as a flourish when the register copy was made; unfortunately the original will appears not to have survived).
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F6989    |  Family Chart

    Family Mistress Jane MUSCHAMP,   c. 3 Aug 1548, All Saints’ Church, Carshalton, Surrey, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1618  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Bef 1566 
    • Jane was described as 'Jane now wief of Sampson Hawke' when her aunt Mary Muschamp wrote her will, on 16 Oct 1566.
      That Jane was a Muschamp was suggested by Sampson's will describing a sister of Jane's as Elizabeth Muschamp, wife of John Grey - the only reason for giving another surname for Elizabeth seemed to be to show the link to Jane. Hence I am confident that the reference in the will of Mary Muschamp is to the right Jane and Sampson Hawke.
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 
    Family ID F6910    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChancery Court dispute - For the discovery and performance of an agreement regarding land sold to John Bull - - Brabourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jane HALKE - 12 Feb 1569 - St. Mary’s Church, Brabourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - William HALKE - 9 Oct 1575 - St. Mary’s Church, Brabourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Mar 1601/02 - St. Mary’s Church, Brabourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsInquisition Post Mortem - 3 Jun 1602 - Greenwich, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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