1630 - 1673 (43 years)
||? ENGLAND, William ? |
||Year a WAG !
||Chideock, Dorset, England
||Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
||23 Jun 2014 |
||? ALFORD, Mary ?, b. 1635, Year a WAG ! , d. 14 Mar 1675, Chideock, Dorset, England [right Mary ?] (Age 40 years)  |
| ||1. ENGLAND, William, b. 9 Feb 1654, Chideock, Dorset, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. ENGLAND, Mary, b. 11 Jan 1655, Chideock, Dorset, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. ENGLAND, John, b. 12 Feb 1657, Chideock, Dorset, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||4. ENGLAND, Agnes, b. 2 Mar 1662, Chideock, Dorset, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||5. ENGLAND, Elizabeth, b. 9 Feb 1665, Chideock, Dorset, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
||23 Jun 2014 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||3-2. The Englandís Of Chideock Parish|
6 October, 1653 - Chidiock, Dorset, England:
The two constables of Chidiock Manor stood at their accustomed places in the Chidiock Manor court which was held on a pleasant day in autumn, the sixth of October, in the year 1653. One of them, John Hodder, who had no special interest in the proceedings before the court, stifled a yawn, and his eyes glazed over as he daydreamed about more interesting places he had been or adventures he had had.
The other constable, William Alford (usually called William Alford the Elder to distinguish him from his son) was keenly interested in the proceedings because they would affect both the lives of his children and of him and his wife, Anne. His daughter, Mary, had recently married, and she and her young husband, William England, had no place of their own to live, so they were at present staying with him and Anne and their young daughter, Elizabeth, and their teenaged son, William Alford the Younger, in their small cottage. William had thought he would be able to get his daughter a small cottage formerly occupied by John Effin after Effin had died, but there was some confusion about the deal, and somehow Effin had arranged for John Keech and his sister, Dorothy, to get a lifetime lease on the house. William had petitioned the court on behalf of his daughter and her siblings for possession of the house
- [1653 Court Document; 1659 Chideock Tithe Survey document]
In 1653 a William ENGLAND was mentioned as the husband of Mary Alford in a legal document dealing with a claim on the rights to a cottage on the Chideock manor.
In th 1659 Chideock manor Tithe Survey he is shown as occupying the cottage "in right of his wife".
William ENGLAND may have been a direct ancestor of David ENGLAND, possibly his great-great grandfather.
A William ENGLAND was buried in Chideock in January, 1673. While it is possible that it was William's son who had died, it seems more likely that William died two years prior to his wife, leaving>
her a widow.
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