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John SPELMAN

Male Abt 1523 - 1589  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name John SPELMAN 
    Born Abt 1523  Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1589  Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 May 1589  Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • JOHN SPILMAN (John, John, Thomas, William, Sir Anthony, Robert, Stephen, Robert, Henry, William, Sir Will¬iam), the son of John and Margery Spilman of Great Baddow, was a “pannyer-maker,” as stated in his will, that is, a maker of baskets and saddle-pouches.
      He married Agnes Bereman in Saint Mary's Church at Great Baddow, 14 February, 1548-9. The entry in the parish register reads: “1548. ffebruary. John Spyllman And Agnes Bereman maryed the 14 Day.”
      So far as indicated by the church records, and by the grant of administration on his estate, as appears below, they had but one child, Richard.
      There are two items on the church books which may, pos¬sibly, refer to another son, John, and the latter's widow.
      “1591 September Jhon Spilman was buried 2 Day” “1597. September. Joane Spyllman widdowe, was buried 4 Day”
      That John, the Ancestor in this generation, was called the elder and senior in the records of his and his wife's burial, sug¬gests the inference that the above-mentioned John, who died in 1591, was a son of John Spilman, the Ancestor. The term senior, however, in those days, did not necessarily indicate that the person of the name who would be called junior was son of the one known as senior, but merely that the latter was the elder of two persons of the same name, living in the same locality.
      John Spilman and his wife, Agnes Bereman, died within a few days of each other. The records of their burials in the regis¬ter of Saint Mary's Church are as follows: “1589. Maye. John Spyllman the elder was Buryed, 24 Daye.” “1589. June. Agnis Spillman wyffe of John Spillman Senr. Buryed 1 Daye.”
      Proof that Richard Spilman, the great-grandfather of tha Immigrant-Ancestor in America, was the son of John and Agnes Spilman, was found to hinge partly upon this fact that Agnes died so soon after her husband. For it made necessary the ap¬pointment of an administrator on John Spilman's estate, since she had been named in his will as sole Executrix. Additional evidence was found, however, of his parentage in the record of Richard's first marriage, as will appear under the Thirteenth Generation.

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      Commissary Court of London (Essex and Herts.). Abstract of the will of John Spylman of Much Badew, co. Essex, pannver-maker, dated 4 May, 1587, and filed 6 June, 1589. I bequeath my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Badew aforesaid, by my ancestor and kindred there being buried. Concerning my goods, which God hath lent unto me in this world, I bequeath them wholly unto Agnis my wife, whom I make my sole executrix. Per me Jhon Spylman. Witnesses: The mark of Thomas Onghan, John Pease the writer, the mark of John Wood. This will was read aloud by the said John Spill¬man, 21 May, 1589, in the presence of the above-named wit¬nesses. Administration granted 6 June, 1589, to Richard Spil¬man, son of the deceased, by reason of the death of the executrix named.

      CHILDREN of John and Agnes (Bereman) Spilman:
      Richard Spilman, of Great Baddow and Widford, ancestor of the American Spelmans
      (see Thirteenth Generation). [Uncertain]:
      John Spilman, of Great Baddow.
    Person ID I12854  Pioneer Ancestry | Ancestors of Kathleen Diane Clark
    Last Modified 1 May 2006 

    Father John SPILMAN 
    Mother Margery 
    Family ID F24582445  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Richard SPELMAN,   b. Abt 1550, Great Baddow, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1618, Widford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Family ID F24582344  Group Sheet