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Richard SLADDEN

Richard SLADDEN

Male Est 1584 - Aft 1642  (~ 59 years)    Has 10 ancestors and 314 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Richard SLADDEN 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Est 1584 
    • Richard was described as eldest son in his father's will, and marriage licence for his father's second [surviving] son suggests the latter was born about 1580; however a baptism record suggests he was a few years younger. Hence my estimate for Richard's birth. fitting between his parent's marriage and siblings' baptisms.
    Baptised 21 Apr 1584  St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Elham, 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 FS, from ATs or BTs
      (PRs for Elham don't survive for the years between 1577 and 1585)
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Yeoman 
    Est 1634  Near the Castle, Walmer, 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 
    • (Date: from about 1634 on)
      It would appear that Richard and his family moved from Selling to Walmer sometime between the baptism of his daughter Thomasin in 1621 and the marriage of his son Thomas in 1635. He may have remained there till his death, after 1642 (but see 'Debt'), perhaps not found in the register due to the disruption during the Civil Wars / Interregnum. Unlike for most of his family no will has been found - possibly also lost for the same reason.
      Most of the deponents in the Exchequer case claimed to have known Richard about 6 years, suggesting he moved to Walmer about 1634.
      Richard's farming of land near Walmer Castle is one of the subjects of  the 1640 Exchequer case (whether to the south or north I don't think is ckear); he is described by one deponent as having ploughed up land within twenty rods (i.e. within 110 yards) of the Castle.
    Court Neglecting repair of sea wall etc. 
    1640  Walmer, 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 
    • In 1640 the Attorney General, Sir John Banks, brought a case in the Court of Exchequer concerning "the ground lying between the moat of said castle and the sea" claimed and held by Richard Sladen along with James Hugessen and William Hugessen, the defendants in the case. They were accused of neglect of the bank or cliff, and neglecting to repair the sea wall etc.
      (Documents at TNA, seen  - to be transcribed - refs. E 134/16Chas1/Mich29 and SP 17/H/16.)
    Court Re debt 
    1642 
    • In Trinity term 1642 Robert Hart brought a case in the Court of Common Pleas against "Richard Sladden late of Walmer in the County aforesaid yeoman alias Master Richard Sladden of Walmer in the County of Kent yeoman and versus William Sachett late of Ramsgate in the County aforesaid, yeoman, alias Master William Sachett of Ramsgate in the County of Thanet in the County aforesaid yeoman" as can be seen here.
    Died Aft 1642 
    • Noted as consenting to his son's marriage in 1635 (marriage licence allegation); no sign of his death by 1640 (i.e. no burial found) and no indication of any other Richard in Walmer at this time so I think he must be the Richard accused of negelcting to repair the sea wall etc. in 1640, and also in the debt case in 1642.
    Notes 
    • Richard of Walmer's origins
      From the match between the children baptised in Selling and those who are later found in Walmer it is clear that the Richard who lived in Walmer was the one who had married and had a family in Selling.

      But where was he from before Selling?
      There were Richards baptised in 1584 (in Elham, no parents named) and in 1586 (in Wingham, son of Robert). A Richard son of Robert was buried in 1591 so it can't have been the latter. The one baptised in Elham was probably the son of Thomas and Wilmott of Lyminge - a number of their children seem to have been baptised there; those baptisms in surviving PRs name their father as Thomas, and others also fit children named in Thomas' will. It is clear Thomas and Wilmott had a son Richard and he was still living in 1629 when Thomas wrote his will.
      In addition to the Elham Richard seeming a likely candidate to be this Richard from his date of birth there are other suggestions he is probably the right one:
      Thomas and Wilmott's son Anthony also married in Selling;
      Richard gave his first son the name, Thomas, which would then be his father's name;
      Richard was a yeoman, as Thomas was.

      Also, searching the indexes (to PRs) there seem to be no other marriages or burials that could be this Richard, and no baptisms with the father's name given as Richard apart from this Richard's own until his grandson's children from 1661 i.e. no evidence of any other Richards from whom this one has to be dis-entangled.
    Person ID I30227  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2020 

    Father Thomas SLADDEN,   b. Est 1549,   d. 25 May 1632  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Wilmott BEAN,   b. Est 1555,   bur. 1 Jan 1633/34, Ss. Mary and Ethelburga’s Church, Lyminge, 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 ~ 79 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1580  St. Mary the Virgin Church, Willesborough, 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 PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 14 Jan 2020)
      "Novemb 3. Thomas Sloden and Wilmott benne" - under heading 'Anno Do 1580'
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F11631    |  Family Chart

    Family Joane GOODHEWE,   b. Est 1586,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Jul 1609  St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Selling, 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 PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 17 Jan 2020)
      "Richarde Sladen and Joane Goodhewe were maried the xth day of Julie"
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F11623    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 21 Apr 1584 - St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Elham, 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 MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1609 - St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Selling, 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 bapt - John SLADDEN - 11 Apr 1613 - St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Selling, 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 bapt - Mary SLADDEN - 12 Mar 1614/15 - St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Selling, 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 bapt - William SLADDEN - 27 Sep 1618 - St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Selling, 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 MapsOccupation - Yeoman - Est 1634 - Near the Castle, Walmer, 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 MapsCourt - Neglecting repair of sea wall etc. - 1640 - Walmer, 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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