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Richard SPELMAN

Male Abt 1550 - 1618  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Richard SPELMAN 
    Born Abt 1550  Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1618  Widford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • RICHARD SPILMAN (John, John, John, Thomas, William, Sir Anthony, Robert, Stephen, Robert, Henry, Will¬iam, Sir William), the son of John Spilman and Agnes (Bere-man) Spilman, was born in 1550 or later. He followed his father's occupation of “pannyer-maker” or “doffermaker,” as he was called in records which will appear below, and was adminis¬trator of his father's estate, as has been shown.
      In 15/7-8 he married at Great Baddow Barbara Stabell. The record in Saint Mary's Church register is: “September, Rycharde Spillman, sonne of John, thelder, and Barbary Stabell weare maryed the 15 day 1577.”
      Sometime between January, 1591, when one of his children, as mentioned below, was buried at Great Baddow, and December, 1615, when his daughter, Agnes, in her will is called daughter of Rychard Spilman of Wydford, he removed to Widford, two miles from Great Baddow, and a part of Chelmsford. In the parish register of Saint Mary's Church in Chelmsford is re¬corded his marriage to Elizabeth ——. Whether there was issue of this second marriage has not been ascertained. The children of Richard Spilman and his first wife, Barbara Stabell, were: Prudence; Agnes; Richard; and Robert. These are named in the register of Saint Mary's Church at Great Baddow.
      “Baptisms. 1584. April prudence Spilman the Doughf. of Rich * * *”
      “Baptisms. 1589 April. Angnis Spyllman Doughter of Richard Spyll * * *”
      “Baptisms. 1590. Januari. Richard Spillman sonne of Richard Spillman, Baptizd, 6 * * *”
      “Burials. 1591. Maye. Robarte Spyllman sonne of Ric Spylman Buryed 23 day.”
      Agnes, Richard Spilman's daughter, died in December, 1615. “1615. December. Agnis Spilman was buried, 4.” This item appears in the register at Grwat Baddow. Two days before she was buried she made her will.
      Commissary Court of London (Essex and Herts.). Will filed 23 April, 1616. Will of Agnes Spilman, daughter of Rych¬ard Spilman of Wydford, county of Essex, pannyermaker, dated 2 December, 1615. I give to my friend James Arwaker of Much Baddow, in part recompense of

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      such charges as I have put him to in the time of my sickness and at other times, £3. To Eliza¬beth Arwakcr, his wife, my best petticoat. No advantage shall be taken of the said James Arwaker concerning the bond wherein he is bound to me. All the rest of my goods whatsoever I be¬queath to the said Richard Spilman, my father, and I make James Arwaker my executor, with allowance out of my goods if he be driven to sue for my money. The mark X of Agnes Spilman. Witnesses: the mark of Robert Rumball, Willm Archbolde.
      This is an interesting and suggestive document. Agnes Spilman was about twenty-seven years old at the time of her death. It is probable that she had inherited property from her mother, Barbara Stabell, or from her mother's family. That she bequeathed her estate almost entirely to her father would in¬dicate that they were on the natural terms of father and daugh¬ter, but that she was not, a young, unmarried woman, living in her father's household at Widford, but with friends at Great Bad-dow, may indicate some difficulties on account of her father's second marriage. She seems, too, to have considered it possible that some objection would be made to the administration of her estate by her executor, James Arwaker.
      Richard Spilman died at Widford in May, 1618, his burial being entered on the parish register of Saint Mary's Church, Chelmsford.
      “1618. Maye. Richard Spillman of Widford in this parish, a panyer or ped maker, buryed 17 Daye.”
      A few years later his widow, Elizabeth, died. The Chelmsford register records her burial as follows:
      “1620. May. Elizabeth widdowe of Richard Spilman late of this prshe deceased, Doffermaker, was buryed on ffrydaye the XXVI of Maye.”

      CHILDREN of John and Barbara (Stabell) Spilman:
      Prudence, baptized in April, 1584.
      Agnes, baptized in April, 1589; died, unmarried, in December, 1615.
      Richard Spilman, of Chelmsford, baptized in Great Baddow, 6 January, 1590; ancestor
      of the Amer¬ican Spelmans (see Fourteenth Generation).
      Robert Spilman, baptized 23 May, 1591.
    Person ID I12156  Pioneer Ancestry | Ancestors of Kathleen Diane Clark
    Last Modified 1 May 2006 

    Father John SPELMAN,   b. Abt 1523, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1589, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Agnes BEREMAN,   b. Abt 1527, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1589, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1548  Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24582344  Group Sheet

    Family Barbara STABELL,   b. Abt 1555, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Sep 1577  Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Prudence SPELMAN,   b. Apr 1584, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prob. Chelmsford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Agnes SPELMAN,   b. 1586/1589, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1615, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +3. Richard SPELMAN,   c. 6 Jan 1590, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1640, Chelmsford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     4. Robert SPELMAN,   b. 1591,   d. 23 May 1591, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F24582343  Group Sheet