FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOSEPH HEMPSELL AND
ALICE LORRANS


Joseph Hempsell was christened 25 February 1719 in East Markham, Nottinghamshire, the son of Joseph Hempsell and Sarah Moss. He married Alice Lorrans 15 November 1741 in East Markham. Alice was born in about 1719, most likely the daughter of John and Constance Lawrence of East Markham. Joseph Hempsell was a weaver. The Hempsall One Name Study website mentions "Joseph Hempsall (1684-1737) of East Markham and Sarah Moss", and "their eldest son, Joseph Hempsall who moved to Beckingham, Notts." Beckingham is about twelve miles north of East Markham.

Joseph was buried 4 September 1781 in East Markham. Alice died and was buried 13 February 1773 in East Markham.


Joseph and Alice had the following children:
 

*1. Sarah, christened 26 August 1742 in East Markham; married Thomas Frost 8 December 1763 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
 

2. John, christened 31 December 1743 in East Markham.
 

3. Mary, christened 1 June 1746 in East Markham.
 

4. Joseph, christened 10 December 1748 in East Markham.
 

5. George, christened 23 June 1751 in East Markham.
 

6. Hannah, christened 12 January 1755 in East Markham.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Mansfield parish register; East Markham parish register, FHL #503792; Hempsall One Name Study, http://www.one-name.org/profiles/hempsall.html.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOSEPH HEMPSELL AND
SARAH MOSS


Joseph Hempsell was christened 4 January 1684 in East Markham, the son of George Hempsall and Grace Marshall. He married Sarah Moss 10 August 1716 in East Markham. Joseph was a weaver by trade. Sarah was christened 25 March 1700 in East Markham, the daughter of John Moss and Sarah Hardy. Joseph was buried 12 December 1748 in East Markham. Joseph and Sarah had the following children:
 

*1. Joseph, christened 25 February 1719 in East Markham; married Alice Lorrans 15 November 1741 in East Markham; buried 4 September 1781 in East Markham.
 

2. Sarah, christened 14 April 1722 in East Markham.
 

3. Mary, christened 3 April 1724 in East Markham.
 

4. Martha, christened 30 March 1726 in East Markham.
 

5. William, christened 12 April 1728 in East Markham.
 

6. Martha, christened 26 December 1729 in East Markham.
 

7. George, christened 24 September 1732 in East Markham.
 

8. Rebekah, christened 4 January 1734 in East Markham.
 

9. Jane, christened 29 May 1737 in East Markham.
 
 

SOURCES: IGI; East Markham parish register, FHL #503792.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
GEORGE HEMPSALL AND
GRACE MARSHALL


George Hempsall was born in about 1647, the son of Thomas Hempsall and Dorothy Archer. He married 1) Grace Marshall 1 May 1677 in Ossington, Nottinghamshire. Grace must have died between 1689 and 1691. He then married 2) Jane Milnes 16 February 1691 in East Markham.

George is found in an assessment in East Markham in 1689. He is assessed as "George Hemsoll" and in the next entry as "George Hemsoll for Thomas". (Nottingham Subsidies, 1689)


George died and was buried 3 June 1722 in East Markham. He left a will probated 31 May 1723. A description of George from his will is found on ancestry.com: "George was a yeoman with about thirty acres freehold, which he divided up amongst his three surviving sons in his will in 1722. He also voted in the 1710 elections, having the franchise as a freeholder."

 

George and Grace had the following children:
 

1. Thomas, christened in 1677 in East Markham; married Bridget Lakin; died 1709.


2. Hanna, christened 12 October 1683 in East Markham.
 

*3. Joseph, christened 4 January 1684 in East Markham; married Sarah Moss 10 August 1716 in East Markham; buried 12 December 1748 in East Markham.
 

4. George, christened 28 September 1689 in East Markham; married Jane Hempstock; died 1756.
 
 

George and Jane had the following children:
 

1. John, christened 1692 in East Markham; yeoman of East Markham; died 1728.


2. Jane, christened 3 April 1694 in East Markham.


3. Mary, christened 6 February 1695 in East Markham.
 

4. Benjamin, christened 14 February 1698 in East Markham.
 

 
SOURCES: IGI; East Markham parish register, FHL #503792; Pedigree Resource File; extracted records for East Markham on www.familysearch.org and www.ancestry.com; www.ancestry.com; will of Thomas Hempsall, 1678.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS HEMPSALL AND
DOROTHY ARCHER


Thomas Hempsall was born in about 1611, the son of Edward and Ann Hempsall. He married Dorothy Archer 14 June 1632 in Norman upon Trent, Nottinghamshire. Dorothy died and was buried 27 September 1675 in East Markham. Thomas was a yeoman farmer in East Markham. Thomas was buried in 1680 in East Markham, leaving a will written in 1678, and proven 15 September 1680.

Thomas' will mentioned:

"I give and bequeath unto Edward my oldest sonne in full of his children a portion in the sum of forty shillings. And whereas George my youngest sonne stands indebted unto me by bond in the sume of ten pounds, I doe hereby give and bequeath the said ten pounds unto John my third sonne. Item, I doe give and bequeath unto my said sonne George in full of his parte and portion the sume of forty shillings. Item, I do give and bequeath unto Mary Thymm my daughter the sume of forty shillings. And my will is that all the legacies above mentioned shall be paide by my  executors within twelve months after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Edward six children namely John, Dorothy, Ann, Mary, Jane and Elizabeth twenty shillings a peece. Item, I give and bequeath unto Jane Knight my grandchild twenty shillings. Item, I give and bequeath unto Thomas my grandchild, my sonne John his sonne the sume of twenty shillings. Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas my grandchild, my sonne George his sonne the sume of twenty shillings. Item, I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren, namely Thomas and Cordelia being my sonne Thomas his children twenty shillings a peece. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Mary Tym the sume of twenty shillings."   Son, Thomas, was appointed as executor.

Thomas and Dorothy had the following children:
 

1. Edward, born in about 1633 of East Markham; had children John, Dorothy, Ann, Mary, Jane and Elizabeth.


2. Frances (female), christened 1 March 1637 in East Markham.


3. Jane, christened 26 April 1640 in East Markham.


4. Thomas, christened 20 April 1643 in East Markham; had children Thomas and Cordelia; died 1724.


5. John, christened 13 April 1645 in East Markham; had sons Thomas (1676), John (1684), Jonathan (1688), George (1690), and Joseph (1695); died 1724.

*6. George, christened 28 November 1647 in East Markham; married 1) Grace Marshall 1 May 1677 in Ossington, then 2) Jane Milnes 16 February 1691 in East Markham; buired 3 June 1722 in East Markham.


7. Hellen, christened 14 April 1650 in East Markham.


7. Mary, christened 16 November 1651 in East Markham; married John Tymm 15 June 1676 in East Markham; had daughter Mary. 


SOURCES: IGI; East Markham parish register, FHL #503792; Pedigree Resource File; Hempsall One Name Study at http://www.one-name.org/profiles/hempsall.html; York Registry of Wills at Online.net; will of Thomas Hempsall, 1678; East Markham parish register extracts on www.findmypast.com.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
EDWARD AND ANN HEMPSALL


Edward Hempsall was born in about 1579, the son of John and Alice Hempsall. He married 1) Ann in about 1610 of Laxton, Nottinghamshire, then 2) Margaret by 1615. Margaret is mentioned as Edward's wife in the will of his mother, Alice, in 1615.

Edward was buried in 1650 in East Markham, leaving a will dated 5 December 1648. A description of Edward from his will is found on ancestry.com: "Edward was described in his will as a wheelright, and was also a keen bee keeper, bequeathing his bees to friends and descendants with great care". Edward and Ann had the following children:
 

1. Honor, born about 1603 in Egmanton.


2. Francis
, christened 26 March 1604 in Egmanton, Nottingham.


3. Joane, christened 23 April 1608 in Egmanton, Nottingham.
 

*4.  Thomas, born in about 1611 of East Markham; married Dorothy Archer 14 June 1632 in Normanton upon Trent; buried 1680 in East Markham.



 SOURCES: IGI; East Markham parish register, FHL #503792; Pedigree Resource File; extracted parish records at www.familysearch.org; www.ancestry.com; York Registry of Wills at Online.net; will of Alice Hempsall, 1615.
 
 



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND ALICE HEMPSALL


John Hempsall was born in about 1540 of Egmanton. He married Alice. John died in 1611, leaving a will dated 13 December 1610 and probated 11 April 1611. A description of John from his will is found on ancestry.com: "John Hempsall in his will dated 1610 was described as a labourer. He had a cottage in Tuxford, the lease of which he bequeathed to his wife".


Excerpts from John's will show family relationships:

"In the name of God Amen: the 13th day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred and ten, I John Hempsall of Egmanton in the county of Nottingham, Labourer, sicke in bodie, but of whole mynde and perfect remembrance, thankes be given to Allmighty God, doe ordayne and make this my last will and testament in writing in manner and forme following: First, I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almyghty God my only maker and redeemer and my bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Egmanton aforesaid and as concerning the disposition of the wordlie goods wherewith the Lord hath endowed me I will that my wife shall have the third part of my goodes after my decease according to the custome of this countree, my funerals and debtes being first paid. Item, I give to Edward Alcocke, my sonne in lawe twenty shillings. Item, I give to Anne Cosyne daughter of Robert Cosyne my sonne in lawe xxd. Item, I give to to the poore of Egmanton twenty shillings where most need is at the discretion of my Executors. Item, I give to Alice, my wife, my cottage house in Tuxford with all the profits and ______ thereunto belonging or therewith occupied for the terms of twenty years with all the rente thereupon returned with so long as she doth live, and if she dye before the said terms of twenty years. I give the said cottage house to Elizabeth Cosyne, wife of Robert Cosyne my said sonne in lawe for the terme of three score years  and if it is fortune that the said Elizabeth dye before the terms of  then I give the aforesaid cottage house with the premises and appurtenances to Edward Hemsall my sonne his heires, and assignes all the terms of yeres then to come and unexpired in the same; the said Edward Hempsall, his heires, and assignes paying to Edward Alcocke my sonne in lawe five pounds of lawfull money of England within the space of his or their entrie to the same cottage house with the premises and appurtenances. Item, I give all my apparell to my said sonne Edward Hempsall and Edward Alcoke to be parted equally between them. The rest of my good and chattells not given nor bequeathed, my debtes, legacies and funeral discharged, I give to Alice my wife, and Robert Cosyns my sonne in lawe whom I make my sole and full  executors of this my last will and testament."


Alice died in 1616. She left a will dated 29 January 1615, and probated 15 April 1616. The index for the York Registry shows "Hempsall, Alice, Egmanton, Notts., widdowe, Jan 29 1615. Vol 34, Fol. 82" The will begins "In the name of God Amen, the 29th daie of Jannaire in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundredth and fifteen, I Alice Hempsall of Egmanton in the countie of Nottingham, widdowe of whole mynde and perfecte  remembrance thanks be to God doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following – ffirst, I give and bequeath my soule  to Almightie God my maker and redeemer and my bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Egmanton aforesaid. Item -  I give and bequeath unto the poore folke of Egmanton aforesaid where most need is 6d."

Alice leaves bequests to:

The children of my sister Nicolson

Bennet Cosen and Alles Cosen daughters to Robert Cosen my sonne in lawe

Leonard Cosen sonne of the said Robert Cosen

Alice Cosen daughter of the said Robert Cosen

Ffrancis Thornehill my landlord

Thomas Hempsall the sonne of Edward Hempsall my sonne

Peter Allicocke the sonne of Edward Allicocke my sonne in law

Edward Allicocke and to Katherne his wife

Elizabeth Cosen wife of the said Robert Cosen

Margaret Hempsall wife of the aforesaid Edward Hempsall

Jone Hempsall daughter of the said Edward Hempsall

Elizabeth Allicocke daughter of the said Edward Allicocke

I give and bequeath to Jone Allicocke daughter of the said Edward Alicocke one quilt and one blankett

Katherne Allicock daughter of the said Edward Allicocke

Katherine Allicocke wife of the said Edward Allicocke

I give to Katherine Allicocke and Elizabeth Coson my daughters all the rest of my apparel

Edward Hempsall, Alice's son was named as executor of the will, and received the rest of her goods and chattels.


John and Alice had the following children:

*1. Edward, born in about 1579 of East Markham; married Ann; died 1650 in East Markham. A description of Edward from his will is found on ancestry.com: "Edward was described in his will as a wheelright, and was also a keen bee keeper, bequeathing his bees to friends and descendants with great care".


2. Katherine; married Edward Allicocke; had children Elizabeth, Mary, Peter, Joan, and Katherine.


3. Elizabeth; married Robert Cosen; had children Anne, Bennett, Alice and Leonard.


 

SOURCES: Pedigree Resource File; www.ancestry.com; York Registry of Wills at Online.net; will of Alice Hempsall, 1615; will of John Hempsall, 1610.
 
 

HEMPSALL GENEALOGY


"Conventional 'paper chase' research has enabled all, or nearly all, living HEMPSALLS, HEMPSHALLS, HEMSHALLS , HEMPSELLS, HEMSOLLS and HEMPSHELLS to be derived from just one couple who married in Nottinghamshire in 1632 and lived in the village of East Markham, where one descendant still lives.

The most likely origin of HEMPSALL and its variants is a place name 'Hempshill', a small settlement now absorbed as a north-western suburb of Nottingham city. It is recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Hamessel and in the following centuries under a bewildering variety of spellings: Hemdeshyll (1200), Hindishull (1239), Homeshull (1275), Hemsull (1376), Hemsell (1478), Hamsall (1524), Hempsell (1611), as well as Hempsall.

Ekwall, in his “Concise Oxford Dictionary of English place-names” derives the place name from “Hemede’s Hill”, from an Anglo-Saxon personal name. In the middle ages, it was the site of a large estate, or manor.

The earliest record of the name HEMPSALL or similar used possibly as a hereditary surname is to an 'Inquisition post mortem ' of 1345 at Nottingham, in which “Richard, son of Ralph, of Hempsull” was a witness. This instance shows hesitation between the use of a filial name (son of Ralph) and a locative name (Of Hempsull) .Significantly, in another Inquisition at Nottingham in 1367, 'William de Hemsele' was a signatory, using the locative name alone. Only one fifteenth century record has so far come to light: in 1490, a cleric in Southwell, Nottinghamshire bequeathed his 'second best hat' to 'Margaret, wife of William Hempsell'. The earliest parish records are in North Lincolnshire in the 1540s, and the earliest extant will, dating from 1555, is that of Thomas Hempsall of Goltho, a village now deserted, twelve miles east of Lincoln.

Within the UK, HEMPSALLS are still concentrated in their original haunts of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, with a more recent overspill into South Yorkshire and the Manchester area, with a sprinkling of families and individuals on the South Coast, Isle of Man and Furness district of Lancashire."

SOURCE: http://www.one-name.org/profiles/hempsall.html
 


If you have any additional information about this family, please contact me at  alice@boydhouse.com.
 
 

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