Sybilla BECON

Female Abt 1597 - Aft 1641  (~ 45 years)    Has 7 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Sybilla BECON 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1597  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 Female 
    Bequest 1620 
    In the will of her father Theodore 
    The will of Theodore Becon (abt. 1556 – 1619/20)
    The will of Sybilla's father, Theodore Becon
    Sybilla and her sister were each left £250 and "the residue of all my household stuffe, and
    plate to be equally devided betwixt
    them by my executor"
    Bequest 1629 
    In the will of her brother Anthony 
    • "Item I give to my Sister Isabella Beacon the reversion of a lease of a house in Cambridge nowe in the handes of my Aunt Smith as by the said lease shall (appeare?)"
    The will of Anthony Becon (c.1595 - 1628)
    Named as a beneficiary in her brother Anthony's will - 1628
    Left the reversion of a lease of a
    house in Cambridge. Anthony also bequeathed to her, along with her sister, their grandfather's works.
    Bequest 1630 
    In the will of her sister Elizabeth 
    • to be added
    Died Aft 1641 
    • Sybilla was still alive in 1641 when her husband finished writing his will.
    Bequest 1643 
    In the will of her husband John Bigg 
    • Her husband left Sybilla, besides her jointure to have £100 after one year, plus £20 pa, plus residue of house in Maidstone and £100 of plate to live wherever she pleases, plus rent from house and land in Linton.
    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
    Notes 
    • Her father, brother, sister, husband, mother-in-law, Becon uncle all left wills - I would have thought she would have, if she died a widow, but I have not found one (I have checked the East Kent wills index, and the PCC wills).

      Her mother-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law and their families had emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635 where there was the puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony. Begun in 1628, it was so successful that about 20,000 people migrating to New England in the 1630s. (from Wikipedia article which has more details). I thought she might have joined them over there. If she did, it is perhaps surprising that her mother-in-laws will contains no mention of her (it does mention a son-in-law, Peter Masters, who remained in 'old' England).
      Searching (on 12 Dec 2013) the Ancestry database "U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s" did not find Sybilla Bigge.
      She may have simply moved a little west into West Kent. Or have died unexpectedly and intestate.
    Person ID I4052  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 

    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

    Family John BIGGE,   c. 19 Dec 1602, St. Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook, 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,   bur. 7 Jan 1642/43, All Saints’ Church, Maidstone, 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) 
    Marriage License 16 Sep 1634  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 
    • "Bigg, John, of Maidstone, salter, widr., and Sibylla Beacon of Otham, v., about 37, whose parents are dead. At Otham. George Yonge of Cant., apothccary, bonds. Sept. 16, 1634. Note. This allegation is made and signed by George Denly of Maidstone, g."
      George Yonge was the husband of Sibylla's cousin Rachel Becon.
      (from Cowpers transcripts - Marr licences (2nd series, p 98))
    Married 17 Sep 1634  St. Nicholas’ Church, Otham, 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 article about John Bigge

      When Sybilla married John Bigge he had already had 6 children, but 4 had already died, and so she became step-mother to just two, John aged 7, and Samuell, aged 3. Sadly neither of these made it to adulthood, either, dying aged 10 and 9 respectively.

      I don't yet know what happened to Sybilla, whether or not she remarried. Aged about 46 when John Bigge died, it is unlikely if she did remarry that she had any children.
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F3102    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1597 - 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 MapsMarriage License - 16 Sep 1634 - 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 MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1634 - St. Nicholas’ Church, Otham, 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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