John HALKE

Male 1590 - Yes, date unknown    Has 10 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John HALKE 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 25 Jan 1589/90  All Saints’ Church, Petham, 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 KFHS CD 33
    Gender Male 
    Disability Bef 1611 
    Blind 
    • Mentioned in the will of his grandmother, Elizabeth Halke, (written 1611) as being blind, and she made special provision for him.
      His father's will (written 1599) does not mention his blindness or treat him differently to his siblings so possibly he had not lost his sight by then.

      Most hospitals at these time, which provided accomodation for those with illnesses or disabilities, or who simply needed help through old age, had been set up as a result of charitable donations. Many had been linked to religious communities and so not all had survived the reformation.
      Blind people were one of the groups regularly found in such hospitals, and so the 'if possible' in Elizabeth's will may refer more to there being a place free or not too many others requiring a place when one did come free.
      I am not aware of a burial or other record which might link John Halke to a hospital, but I could have missed it through it being outside the area for which I have looked at Halke records, and John being such a common name that it does not suggest a link.

      Information about many of the hospitals in Kent can be found in Hasted; the information on those in and around Canterbury in the 1926 edition can be found on this page.

      (At the time of adding this 'event' I have just purchased a copy of 'The English Hospital, 1070-1570' by Nicholas Orme and Margaret Webster (1995, ISBN  978-0300060584); this note may be event may be amended as a result of reading that - or by other reading or research)
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Buried
    • A John Hauk was buried in Petham on 12 October 1624; possibly this John, though he may have been buried in a hospital graveyard or the parish the hospital was in, if his grandmother's wish for him to be cared for in a hospital was met.

      The 1624 burial could be the John who I estimate was born about 1540.
    Person ID I17325  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2015 

    Father Christopher HALKE,   b. Bef 1559,   bur. 2 Sep 1599, All Saints’ Church, Petham, 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 ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Abigail BRIDGE,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Jul 1584  All Saints’ Church, Petham, 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 KFHS CD 33
      Five children whose baptisms I have seen match the 5 named in Christopher's will, so it looks like there were no others who survived him.
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F6957    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 25 Jan 1589/90 - All Saints’ Church, Petham, 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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