Marie Southwicke married Steven Gibbons 6 June 1610 in Tettenhall.
There is no christening record for Marie, as the Tettenhall parish
register starts in 1602. Marie was most likely born in about 1590.
Two men were possible fathers for Marie - Walter Southwick and
Steven Gibbons and Marie Southwick marriage in the Tettenhall
Southwicks in Tettenhall in the early 1600s:
Walter Southwick left a will written 26 February 1612 in the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury:
Will of Walter Sowthwicke, yeoman of Tettenhall
In his will he mentions:
Daughter Margaret, left legacy by grandmother Elizabeth Clemson
Daugther Margerie, wife of Robert Sherwyn
Daughter Mary Ansome, my eldest daughter
Edward Southwick is owed "sixe poundes thirteen shillings
Executors William Gibbins of Sedgley, yeoman and Robert
Sherwyn of Trisell
Since Marie Southwicke Gibbins is not mentioned in Walter's will,
she is most likely not his daughter, and is likely Henry's daughter.
In 1651, Thomas Southwicke, yeoman of Tettenhall left a will in the
PCC naming his wife Anne, brother John, brother Henry, and a
bequest from his father Henry. Marie may be a sister. Some sources
on FamilySearch list Henry's father as Thomas, born about 1550, and
died before 1598, but the sources are not specified.
These Southwicks are found in the early Tettenhall parish
- Edward Southwicke married Ann Shelley 5 December 1604; had
children Elizabeth (1605), Henrie (1608), John (1613), Mathew
(1619); buried 23 October 1628. Other sources list
Lawrence and Dorothy as children of Edward and Ann. John and
Joan Southwick are listed as Edward's parents in many Ancestry
family trees, but no sources cited.
- Henrie Southwick had son John (1604).
- Richard Southwicke married Elinor Bradley 23 November 1602.
- Richard Sowthwicke buried 23 Jan 1626.
- Alice Southwick widow buried 6 Mar 1628/9.
- Christopher Southwick buried 11 March 1632.
- Anna Southwick widow buried 15 Aug 1632.
- Henry Southwick buried 13 Jan 1634.
- Margaret Southwick widow buried 8 June 1639.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
Henry Southwick was born in about 1570 of Tettenhall. He is found in
a 1604 of copyholders in the manor of Tettenhall Regis. Henry died
and was buried 13 January 1634 in Tettenhall.
Henry had the following children:
1. Thomas, married Anne Perry 25 June 1635 in Tettenhall;
occupation: yeoman; died 11 May 1650 in Tettenhall; left will proven
18 February 1651.
*2. Marie, born about 1590; married Steven Gybbons 6 June 1610 in
3. Henry, married Elizabeth Lane 7 Feb 1629 in Tettenhall; had son
4. John, christened 1604 in Tettenhall; had son Thomas, and at least
SOURCES: Tettenhall parish register; will of Thomas Southwick,
1651, PCC; A History of the Parish of Tettenhall: in the County of
Southwicks in Tettenhall in the 1500s:
In 1535, Henry Southwick was listed as a clerk and prebendary at the
Prebend of Bovenhull (Barnhurst).
In 1535 it was valued as being worth 7 pounds 10s. 0d., and Henry
Southwick was returned as tenant of the Prebendal Manor.
Henry Souhwick, Clerk, Prebendary there.
And he hath the manor and glebe lands of the annual value
f 0 6 8
And in rents of Assize, yearly 0 16 0
And in lambs and wool 1 13 4
And in tithes of grain 5 marks
And in the Easter Book 1 4 0
And in hay 0 3 4
7 10 0
And from this he claims to be allowed for payment to the Dean
every third year for synodals 0 6 8
Leaving a clear sum of 7 3 4
The tenth of which is 0 13 4
(A History of the Parish of Tettenhall: in the County of
"In the small window on the south side of the Fowler Chancel is
preserved all that is left of the ancient stained glass which
filled nearly the whole of the windows of the church, but was
destroyed by zealous fanatics during the Puritan revival. In the
centre can be seen the head of a priest, while underneath is an
inscription as follows: Orate pro anima Henrici Suthwyke,
pbd. Bobynhull. "Pray for the soul of Henry Southwick, Prebendary
of Bobynhull, or Barnhurst." This Henry Southwick was Prebendary
of the Barnhurst 1530, when the Collegiate Church of Tettenhall
was dissolved. The portrait is of the same period, and probably a
good likeness of him." (Tettenhall Church, Past and Present,
Henry was prebendary when Henry VIII dissolved the churches in 1535.
In Tettenhall a census of families was taken in 1532, in A List of
Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1532-3. Only two Southwick
families are listed in Staffordshire, listed next to each other in
Richard Sothwycke, Elizabeth, uxor eius (his
Walter Sothwyke, Agnes, uxor eius (his
wife), Henry, William, Margaret, Rose, John, Elizabeth (their
In A History of the Parish of Tettenhall: in the County of Stafford,
the copyhold list of the manor of Tettenhall Regis shows:
In 22 Henry VIII (1531) – Walter Suthwyk
In 10 Henry VIII (1518) - Richard
SOURCES: Tettenhall parish register; Trysull parish register;
www.findmypast.com; A History of the Parish of Tettenhall: in the
County of Stafford; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of
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