The Rev. John HALKE

Male 1601 - 1678  (~ 76 years)    Has 11 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John HALKE 
    Prefix The Rev. 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 7 Jun 1601  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  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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 
    BA 
    • from ordination record
    Ordained 21 Sep 1623  Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, 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 
    Deacon 
    Ordained 22 Sep 1623  Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, 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 
    Priest 
    Occupation 24 Oct 1635  Eastwell, 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 
    Curate 
    • Licensed in 1635, the licensing book has a testimonial by Dr Jackson, chaplain to the Archbishop (William Laud).
      He was licensed for Canterbury diocese as well as for Eastwell parish.
      (from CCEd)

      The rector of the parish at this time was one Willaim Sandford.
    Occupation From 1638 to 1647  Upminster, Essex, 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 
    Rector 
    • The Rectors board in Upminster Church shows John was first Rector from 1638-1647.
      A register records his institution on 14 Sep 1638, Dr William Harvey MD (John's cousin) being the patron (source: CCEd, citing Guildhall library 9531/15 (Register) ).
      The following day John was also licensed as Preacher (source CCed, citing London Metropolitan Archives DL/C/344 (Vicar-General's Book))

      John was ejected during the interregnum. The first of 4 ministers to take his place was Marmaduke James in 1647.
      John petitioned the House of Lords about his removal in 1648; on 28 September 1648 Marmaduke James, by then Minister of Upminster, supplied a petition and answer regarding the petition exhibited by John Halke. (from TNA Discovery catalogue)
    Occupation From 1660 to 8 Sep 1662  Upminster, Essex, 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 
    Rector 
    • The Rectors board in Upminster Church shows John's second spell as 1662 - 1665 but other sources do not agree.
      Also, the restoration being in 1660 those who had been ejected were able to get their positions back then, not 1662. The 1662 removal of puritanical leaning clergy was not of those who had replaced ejected clergy, but of those who felt unable to conform. Most of these would probably only have been appointed to their position during the interregnum, but where there was a vacancy, not due to the removal of a priest.
      Venn in Alumni Cantabrigienses has an entry for a John Robotham, who he shows as not just university educated but a priest prior to the interregnum, having graduated B.A. in 1616.
      However, he also says that in a petition by John Halke to the House of Lords in 1660, Halke described Robotham as "a wheelwright and Anabaptist; a mere tradesman".

      The rectors board in Upminster shows several ministers during the period of John's removal, the last of these being John Robotham.     
      On 8 Sep 1662 one John Newton was instituted as Rector of Upminster, at which time John Halke, shown as the former Rector, was the patron (CCEd)
    Tax records 1664  Peter Street south, Westminster, London, 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 
    Hearth Tax 
    • The record shows that John Halke had 3 hearths, listing status: s, note:       iij

      From 'Hearth Tax: Westminster 1664, St Margarets Westminster , Peter Street South', in London Hearth Tax: Westminster 1664 (2011), British History Online website [accessed 12 October 2015].
    Residence 1678  Kensington, Middlesex, 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 
    • At the time of his death - described in his will as "John Halke Clerke of the Parish of Kensington in the Countie of Middx". This may just mean, though that he was a clerk [priest] and was living in the Parish of Kensington, not that he held any office there. There is no entry for him in Kensington on CCEd.
    Died 1678 
    • Between writing his will and it being proved
    Will 8 Sep 1678 
    Written 
    • The will mentions a number of relations and others, but I have yet to work out how some of them were related or otherwise connected to John.
      TNA ref: PROB 11/358/214
    Probate 4 Nov 1678  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, Middlesex, 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 
    • Probate was granted to the two executors, Richard Halke of Hastingleigh and Thomas B(a/e)ck of Blackwall
    Person ID I17258  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2015 

    Father The Rev. William HALKE,   b. Abt 1565, Hastingleigh, 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,   d. Between 4 Apr 1615 and 23 Aug 1615  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ROSE,   d. Between 1615 and 1631 
    Married 27 Jan 1595/96  St. Mary Northgate Church, 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 
    • Dispute over Wm HALKE, minster of Upminster's will in the Court of Chancery (C 2/JasI/C24/58, between 1603-1625), shows that he was a married to an Elizabeth, who by then was married to a John Crookes.

      I have not yet found a marriage but William and probably Elizabeth appear to have been having children baptised in Wye by 1599, and I suspect Amy baptised in 1596/7 in Hastingleigh was also theirs (the other William and Elizabeths whose children's baptismal dates overlap were not by then married, unless they had earlier marriages to those I know of*).
      It therefore seems probabled that they were married by 1597 and that the Court of Chancery case of that year refers to them. (So far I have only seen the Discovery catalogue entry - TNA ref C 2/Eliz/C12/25).
      This shows Elizabeth's father was John ROSE, hence that would seem almost certainly her surname.

      FamilySearch has an entry for a marriage of a William Hanke to Elizabeth Rose at St. Mary Northgate, Canterbury on 27 Jan 1595. Hanke is almost certainly Hauke, and so it would appear to be this couple.
      The film this entry is from has both data transcribed from the ATs and BTs for St Mary Northgate, but as the BTs only date from 1604 this marriage must be from the ATs. (Unfortunately it does not show if the date is OS or NS - I am guessing OS)

      (* William of Hastingleigh, married 1605; William of Braborne / Bircholt, married 1599)

      William's will mentions his children but not by name, so I could be missing some, especially likely if any were born after his move to Essex.
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F6931    |  Family Chart

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    1. [S234] Wye - Ss. Gregory and Martin Parish Registers, Ss. Gregory and Martin Church (Wye, Kent), (findmypast.com.), "Register for 1538-1602," Baptism of John HAWKE; accessed 2 Oct 2014 (Reliability: 3).

      "John Hawke, sonne of William Hawke, the vii of June"
      Archive ref: U3/174/1/A1
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