Anthony BECON

Male 1595 - 1629  (33 years)    Has 7 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Anthony BECON 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1595  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  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education From 25 Mar 1609 to 24 Jun 1612  Canterbury School, 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  [2
    Scholar 
    • (this school is now known as King's School)
      The only records of boys at this time are in the lists of scholars in the Canterbury Cathedral Treasurer's books, noted at each quarter day. These show that Anthony was a King's scholar at the school from Lady Day 1609 to Midsummer 1612. [Spelling was inconsistent: both Becon and Beacon occur.] It is possible, indeed likely, that he joined the school before Lady Day 1609, but there are no records of 'commoners'.
    Education From 1615 to 1623  King's 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 
    Cambridge University 
    • Matriculated pensioner at Easter, 1615; B.A. from Trinity, 1619-20; M.A. 1623.
    Bequest 1620 
    In the will of his father Theodore 
    The will of Theodore Becon (abt. 1556 – 1619/20)
    The will of Anthony's father, Theodore Becon
    Anthony was Executor to his father's will but it is not clear that he was left anything! Since I think the rules of intestacy would have applied to anything not mentioned, I think he would have inherited some or (as the eldest - only - son) all of the remainder.
    Ordained 4 Mar 1625/26  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 5 Mar 1625/26  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 
    • Anthony was ordained a priest the day after he was ordained to the diaconate.
    Occupation From 17 Mar 1625/26 to 1628  Horseheath, 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 
    Priest 
    • On 17th March he was licensed as curate of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, with a licence to preach in Canterbury, London, Norwich and Ely dioceses.
      (information on the CCEd website
    Occupation From 1628 to 1629  Erwarton, Suffolk, 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 
    Minister 
    Will 25 Dec 1628  [3
    Written 
    The will of Anthony Becon (c.1595 - 1628)
    The will of Anthony Becon (c.1595 - 1628)
    a 1st cousin 10 x removed of mine
    Died Between 25 Dec 1628 and 27 Aug 1629  (probably), Erwarton, Suffolk, 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 
    • Must have died between writing his will (25 Dec 1628) and it being proved (27 Aug 1629)
    Probate 27 Aug 1629  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 
    Reference 1643 
    In the will of John Bigge 
    • When John wrote his will in 1640, proved 1642/3, he referred to Anthony's bequest to maintain a scholar from Canterbury at Cambridge University, if either or both of his sisters died without issue.
      John Bigges made allowance for the possibility of his wife being pregnant at the time of his death, although she was aged about 44 and after 7 years of marriage they had no children. This may, though, have been words routinely added by a solicitor and she and John may have assumed there would be no children and have been acting on Anthony's bequest that if she should die childless it be used for the maintenance of a scholar. More likely, though, it was the legacy to Sybilla's sister Elizabeth, who had died without issue soon after Anthony, that was the legacy that John referred to.  Either way, some money from an inheritance from Anthony was clearly in John's hands when he died.
      John was not clear from Anthony's will if the latter had meant a one-off maintenance of a scholar, or for ever. If the former, it had been done; if the latter, then he specified that his executor together with his wife and her cousin George Young (an alumnus of Canterbury School) should see that it be used as per Anthony's will.
    The will of John Bigg (1602 - 1643)
    The will of John Bigg (1602 - 1643)
    The husband of a 1st cousin 10 x removed, Sybilla Becon.
    Of Maidstone in Kent
    Person ID I4051  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father Theodore BECON,   b. Abt 1555, (probably), Marburg, Germany 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. 18 Mar 1619/20  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Dorcas SMITHE,   d. 1615 
    Married 31 Oct 1587  St. Michael’s Church, Cornhill, 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 
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F2988    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1595 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Cambridge University - From 1615 to 1623 - King's 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - Deacon - 4 Mar 1625/26 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - Priest - 5 Mar 1625/26 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Priest - From 17 Mar 1625/26 to 1628 - Horseheath, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - From 1628 to 1629 - Erwarton, Suffolk, 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 MapsProbate - 27 Aug 1629 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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    1. [S11] Family Tree - Andrew Ford's, Submitter: Andrew Ford.
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    2. [S138] King's School Canterbury archives, lists of scholars in the Canterbury Cathedral Treasurer’s books, noted at each quarter day. (Reliability: 3), 3 Jul 2013.
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    3. [S135] TNA - P.C.C. Wills, Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions., (The National Archives. Discovery. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/browse/C12122  .), Will of Anthony Beacon, Minister of Erwarton, Suffolk; (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/browse/C12122   : accessed 6 Aug 2012) (Reliability: 3), 3 Jul 2013.
      Reference: PROB 11/156/212 TNA website entry
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