FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY CORDON AND ANN GODKIN


Henry Cordon was christened 1 December 1668 of Shipley Wood, Heanor, Derbyshire England. He was the son of Richard Cordon and Ann Neild. He married Anne Godkin 18 November 1690 in Heanor. Anne was christened 11 January 1668 in Smalley, Derbyshire, the daughter of Henry Godkin and Elizabeth Ridgley. Anne died 25 February 1731 in Heanor.


Henry and Anne had the following children:   
  

1. Elizabeth, christened 18 December 1691 in Heanor.
 

2. Henry, christened 2 January 1693 in Heanor.
 

3. Anne, christened 18 August 1696 in Heanor.
 

4. Dorothy, christened 28 March 1699 in Heanor.
 

5. Sarah, christened 27 July 1701 in Heanor.
 

6. Samuel, christened 5 January 1702 in Heanor.
 

7. Anne, christened 11 June 1704 in Heanor.
 

*8. Martha, christened 2 October 1705 in Heanor, Derbyshire; married Hezekiah Clarke 23 April 1731 in Spondon; buried 17 March 1778 in Spondon.
 

9. Esther, christened 4 March 1706 in Shipley; married John Smith in 1726 in South Wingfield, Derbyshire.
 

10. Ann, christened 28 December 1707 in Shipley.
 

11. Lydia, christened 24 April 1709 in Shipley.
 

12. Mary, christened 5 August 1717 in Heanor.
 

13. William, christened 17 August 1719 in Heanor.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI, Heanor parish register, Spondon parish register; information provided by Wally McMahon.
 

 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORDON AND
ANNE NEILD


Richard Cordon was born in about 1635 of Heanor, Derbyshire England. He was the son of George Cordon and Mary Knyght. He married Anne Neild 3 December 1664 in St. Peter's, Nottingham. Anne was the daughter of Richard Neild and Jeane Syllde or Wyllde. Richard was a yeoman farmer at the time of his marriage to Anne, and was shown as being of Shipley Wood. Anne was shown as being late of Shipley, now of Nottingham. Richard died 16 May 1673 in Heanor.


Richard Corden will

Richard Corden will, 1673


Richard left a will dated 14 May 1673:


In the name of God Amen, I Richard Corden of Shipley Wood in the Countie of Derbie, yeo: Knowing that death in incident to all mankind, and being in good and perfect memorie thankes be unto God doe make this my last will and testament in manner and fforme as followeth; ffirst, I give and bequeath my soule unto God that gave it and into the hands of Jesus Christ that redeemed it and my body to be buried in the Church or Churchyard at Heanor.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Corden the sum of twentie pounds and to be brought up with learning and put to a trade and the money to be paide at his going forth to a trade.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Samuell Corden the sum of twentie pounds and to be put to a trade and the moneys to be paide at the same time or to goe forward for them both and hee also to be brought up with learning. And if either of them shall happen to depart this life before the time abovesaide or the age of one and twentie years that then my minde and will is that the saide sum aforesaid be equally divided betwixt the survivor of them and my deare and loving wife Anne Corden. Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Corden the sum of twentie shillings. I give and bequeath unto my sister Alese Corden the sum of twentie shillings; And as touching the residue of my estate not before bequeathed, my debts being paid, I give to my deare and loving wife Anne Corden, and I doe constitute, ordaine and appoynte the aforesaid Anne Corden my wife to be the full and sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills whatsoever. And I desire my loving friends Mr. Roger Neild my uncle and George Brentnall my father and Rob. Brentnall to be overseers of this my will; In witnesse hereof I hereunto put to my hand and seale the fourteenth day of May one thousand six hundred seventie and three.


Richard and Anne had these children:
 

1. Dorothy, buried 11 March 1668 in Heanor, shown as "of Shipley Wood".
 

*2. Henry, christened 1 December 1668 in Heanor, shown as "of Shipley"; married Anne Godkin 18 November 1690 in Heanor.
 

3. Samuel, christened 23 April 1672 in Heanor, shown as "of Shipley Common".


4. Richard, buried 16 May 1673 in Heanor. 
 
 

SOURCE: IGI, Heanor parish register, Spondon parish register; Nottinghamshire Marriage Licenses on ancestry.co.uk; will of Richard Corden, 1673 on www.findmypast.co.uk.
 

 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
GEORGE CORDON AND
MARY KNYGHT


George Cordon was born in about 1600 of Stanley, Derbyshire, England. He was the son of Richard Corden and Alice Dixey. George married Mary Knyght 30 November 1626 in Shipley. Mary was the daughter of John and Margery Knight of Stanley. George died 9 January 1676. Mary died and was buried 28 January 1677 in Heanor, and is shown in the burial register as "a widow of Shipley Wood".


George left a verbal will dated May 1676 and proven 9 January 1676:


George Corden 1676

Verbal will of George Corden 1676


Memorandum that George Corden of Stanley in the Countie of Derby, yeoman, being in perfect minde and memorie did on or about the month of May 1676 declare and make this will by word of mouth to the others following he gave all this over his hand unto Mary Corden his wife as ___ to that effort in the presence of Edward Ffarmer and Nicholas Brentnall.


An inventory was taken of his possessions after his death:


A true and perfect inventory of the goodes, cattells & chattells of George Corden of Stanley in the Count of Derby as they was praised October the 5th anno dom 1676 by us whose names are here underwritten.


Imprimis, purse & apparel  01 0 0

In the chamber over the best parler

Two payre of bedstids & belonging to those beds 2 ffeatherbeds 4 bolsters, 3 pillowes, 1 straw bed, 3 blankits, 2 covrlids, 1 payre of hingings   03 6 8

Five coafers  00 5 00

One fall doore  00 1 0

In the parler

One trundle bed  00 3 4

Three coafers  00 9 0

Furniture for the trundle beds, one bolster, one chassebed, 2 blankits, one coverlids, 2 swordes  0 6 0

A bed with ffurniture to it  2 0 0

Six payre of sheetes & one dozen of napkins & 3 table close  2 0 0

An inner doore  0 1 0

In the butterie

One pouldering tub, six cheesefats, 1 cheese board, 1 milke bowle, 4 pantions & 3 butterpots, 7 barrells & 2 jornes  1 7 0

In the dwelling house

One board, a table bench & a farme, five buffet stooles, 2 little tables, one long chaire & sealed chaires, one souse cupboard & one dish bench, one little cupboard and & one ffarme  2 1 4

Two kitts & one tub, 2 dozen of trenchers & a dish cradle, six noggins & 2 dozen of spoons, 15 pewter dishes, 5 ffloggins, 4 candlesticks, 2 saltes, 1 pewter cup, 1 pewter chamberpot, 3 brasse potts, 2 broade pans, 3, kettles & 1 scellet, 1 lethern bottle & a nodden bottle   5 19 2

One warmeing panne, 1 ffieing panne, a basting spoone & a tinne one  0 3 0

1 cradle, 1 payre of weights, 1 gallowbanke, 1 land iron & fire irons & 3 spitts, 2 payre of rackes, ___ irons, 1 spice box   1 1 0

A great Bible, halfe a dozen cushions, 7 plankes, a linen wheele & a woolen wheele   0 16 0

In a little parler

One table, 1 ffarme, 2 benches * an inner doore  0 09 6

In the chamber over the kitchen

1 little bed & beding to it  0 13 4

1 little table, 2 chaires & one coffer, 1 kneading tub  0 8 0

In the kitchen

One stone trough, 2 ffarmes, 1 loome  0 5 0

In the millhouse

The malt mill & one brewing panne, 1 mashfat, 2 tubs, 2 loomes & other things  2 0 0

In the cheese chamber

Seventeene cheese  0 8 0

Three coffers chest & shelves woall & coe  0 8 0

In the barne

Hey & corne  2 0 0

Two ladder & 2 od __ of ladders  0 5 0

In the stable

One manger & a cratch & a packsaddle, 1 payre of iron geares  0 7 6

1 mare  2 0 0

1 cow & a calfe  4 10 0

2 cowes  6 0 0

4 calves  3 10 0

2 ewes & 2 lambs  1 0 0

2 swine  1 4 0

A cart  1 10 0

The brewing room doore, the kitchin doore & a shelf  10 3 0

Money owing on a bond  8 0 0

Other things not here mentiend of small consequences  0 6 0

34 15 0

Sum totall  55 14  0

Joseph Baker

Richard Bridgges

Will Waddington

Joseph Spurre

Nicholas Brentnall

 

 

 

An Administration was also created at the time of his death, mentioning "Mary Corden, relict of George Corden, late of Stanley in the Countie of Derby, dowager" and leaving instructions as to the education of children "William, Richard, Thomas & John Corden, the naturall and lawful children of the sayd dowager". Mary signed this obligation with her mark.

 


Mary Corden mark

The mark of Mary Corden
on an obligation following her husband's death



George and Mary had the following children:
 

1. William, born in about 1629 in Heanor.

2. Thomas, born in about 1631 in Heanor.

3. John, born in about 1633 in Heanor.

4. *Richard, born in about 1635 in Heanor; married Anne Neild 3 December 1664 in Shipley; buried 16 May 1673 in Heanor.

5. Alese; mentioned in brother Richard's will of 1673.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Heanor parish register; will of George Corden, 1676; will of Richard Corden, 1673, on www.findmypast.co.uk; will of John Knight, 1629.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORDON
AND ALICE DIXEY


Richard Cordon was born in about 1570 of Heanor, Derbyshire, England, and is shown as being of Shipley Wood in the parish register. He was the son of Henry and Alice Corden. Richard married 1) Alice Dixey 17 June 1598 in Heanor; married 2) Margaret 1602. Richard died and was buried 10 December 1622 in Heanor. Alice died between 1600 and 1602. Margaret died and was buried 3 December 1622 in Heanor. Richard left a will proven 27 January 1622/3, mentioning Henry Corden of Shipley Wood, tailor, his son, other minor children: Richard, Thomas, George, Alice, Humphrey, Joseph and William. The guarantor was John Knight of Stanley, Derbyshire.


An inventory was taken of his possessions after his death:


Richard Corden inventory

Inventory for Richard Corden, 1622



An inventorie of the goodes of Richard Corden of Shipley Wood late deceased as they are found valued and praised by John Couse, John Booke the elder, John Cooke and John Knight the Fowerth daie of Januarie Ano Dom 1622

 

Imprimis his purse and apparel

Item, 2 fetherbeds with coverlet, pillows, blankets, sheets, boulsters and bedstead

Item, 2 sheepe

Item, one mare

Item, five kine

Item, brasse and pewter

Item, two cubberds, chaires and other wodden ware

Item, fower hoggesheads & flesh tub

Item, one table, 4 buffet stooles

Item, a malt milne, 2 steepefats, 4 loomes, 3 kymmells, another great tub, baskets with other brewing vessels

Item, a table and a cofer

Item, haie and corne

Item, three calnes

Item, a cart, plowes, harrowes, horse geares, cart blades, ladders with all other things belonging to busbandrie late and wales.

Sume 33 6

 

Richard and Alice had the following children:

1. Henry, christened 10 January 1599 in Heanor.

*2. George, born in about 1600 in Shipley; married Mary Knyght 30 November 1626 in Shipley; died 9 January 1676.
 

Richard and Margaret had the following children:

1. Henry, born in about 1604 in Heanor.

2. Richard, christened 14 July 1605 in Heanor.

3. Thomas, christened 10 February 1606 in Heanor, "of Shipley Wood".

4. Alles, christened 8 March 1611 in Heanor.

5. Humfrey, christened 25 May 1614 in Heanor.

6. Jane, christened 17 May 1615 in Heanor.

7. Joseph, christened 7 August 1616 in Heanor, "of Shipley Wood".

8. William, born in about 1618 in Heanor, "of Shipley Wood".

9. Sara, christened 6 May 1618 in Heanor, "of Shipley Wood"; buried 13 April 1621 in Heanor.

10. Robert, christened 15 April 1620 in Heanor, "of Shipley Wood".

11. Frances, (female) christened 17 April 1621 in Heanor.
 

SOURCE: IGI; Heanor parish register; will abstract provided by Wally McMahon; inventory of Richard Corden, on www.findmypast.co.uk; will of John Knight, 1629..
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY AND ALICE CORDON


Henry Cordon was born in about 1540 of Heanor, Derbyshire, England. Henry married Alice in about 1569. Henry died and was buried 15 December 1592 in Heanor, and is shown as "of Shipley". Alice died and was buried 30 July 1596 in Heanor, and was shown as a widow of Shipley.


Henry and Alice had the following children:

*1. Richard, born in about 1570 of Heanor; married Alice Dixey 17 June 1598 in Heanor; buried 10 December 1622 in Heanor.

2. Mary, born in about 1571 of Heanor; married Henry Godkin.

3. Henry, born in about 1572 of Heanor.

4. Margery, born in about 1574 of Heanor; John Knight 26 February 1594 of Shipley.

4. Sarah, born in about 1576 of Heanor; married Anthony Crosse 18 July 1598 of Shipley.

 
Henry left a will, proven 15 December 1592, which mentions "my sonne Richard Corden", "sonne Henerie", "my tow doughters Margery and Saray"  (both under age 22), "my doughter Godken and her husband and the child she goeth with", and "Alice Corden, my wiff". The witnesses were Robte Pryce, John Bawtes, Thomas Cookes, Robert Corden. It is likely that Robert Corden was Henry's brother. The daughter Godken was most likely Mary, who had married Henry Godken.


Henry Corden will 1592

Will of Henry Corden, 1592



 SOURCE: IGI; Heanor parish register; post by Wally McMahon at www.genforum.genealogy.com, citing will; extracts from Henry Corden's will and Robert Corden's will, provided by Wally McMahon; will of Henry Corden, 1592, on www.findmypast.co.uk; will of John Knight, 1629.
 

 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MR. CORDON


The name of Henry Corden's father is not know, but it seems he had the following children:


*1. Henry, born in about 1540 of Heanor; married Alice in about 1569; died 15 December 1592 in Heanor.


2. Robert, born in about 1560 of Heanor; married Elizabeth Wells 4 May 1596; died 1623, leaving a will. The will was proven 2 May 1623, and mentions that he is of Littlehallum in the parish of Ilkeston, had a son John, daughters Ann, Alice, and Dorothy, son Robert, son William, daughter Mary, wife Elizabeth and her four children. Elizabeth Wells was a widow at the time of her marriage.


3. Johan.



SOURCE: Will abstracts provided by Wally McMahon.




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