FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT GRANGER AND
CATHARINE SIDDOWNE


Robert Granger was born in about 1600 of Trysull, Staffordshire, the son of John and Jane Granger. He married Catharine Siddowne 17 December 1629 in Tettenhall.

Robert Granger marriage

Marriage record of Robert Granger and Catharine Siddowne in Tettenhall


Catharine was christened 15 December 1602 in Tettenhall, the daughter of Richard Siddowne.

Robert and Catherine were mentioned in A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain: "Granger, of Tettenhall Wood, co. Stafford, a family traceable there as far back as the parochial registers extend." The entry mentions "Robert Granger of Tettenhall Regis, co. Stafford, Yeoman, m. 17 December, 1629" and "Catherine, dau. of Richard Siddown, Compton".

Robert died, leaving a will dated 20 February 1683/4:

"In the name of God, Amen, ye twentieth day of Ffebruary 1683/4, I, Robert Granger of Perton in the parish of Tettenhall in ye county of Stafford, yeoman, being of good, sound, perfect health and memory (praysed be to God for it) do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: that is to say, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my creator, trusting through ye only merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Saviour and only Redeemer to be made an inheritor of everlasting life. And I comment my body to ye earth whereof it was made, to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter nominated and appointed. And concerning my worldly estate, I do dispose of it as followeth: First, I doe give and bequeath unto my first son Robert Granger one shilling. Item, I give to my second son John Granger one shilling. Item, I give to my son in law John Davis one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Dorothy Low one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Joan Burbett one shilling. Item, I give to Katherine Granger my dear and loving wife ye land which I puchased in Tettenhall ...ye things during her natural life and after her decease to my son Robert and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my said loving wife all ye rest of my goods cattel and chattels to dispose of according as she shall think. I hereby make and appoint my said wife my sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on ye day above written."

Robert Gardner "of Purton" was buried 28 February 1683/4 in Tettenhall. Richard's will was proven 24 April 1684.

Catharine died and was buried 20 March 1684. At the time of her burial, she was shown as "of Purton, widow". Purton is a townland in the parish of Tettenhall. Catharine left a will dated 20 February 1684:

"In the name of God, amen, the twentieth day of February 1684, I Catharen Granger of Perton in the parish of Tetenall and county of Stafford, widdoe, being somethinge weak of boday but of sound and perfecte memory praised bee God, do make and ordayne this my present testament and last will in manner and forme following: First, I commend my soule into the handes of Almighty God, my creator hopeing ..through the merites and mediation of Jesus Christ my redeemer and only Saviour to be made an inheritour of eternall life and my body I commit to the earth whereof it was made to be decently interred in Christian buriall at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named, and as for an conserning my worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless mee, wich I doe hereby give and devise and dispose of the same in manner and forme following, that is to say: First, I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorithy Loe six pounds to bee paide by my executrix hereafter named within the space of one yeare after my desese. Item, I give and bequeath to my grandchild John Boorbet five pounds to be paide to him at the age of one and twenty by my executrix hereafter named. Item, I give and beequeath to my grandchild John Boorbet one halfe boarded bed and feather beed and all other things thereunto belonging  now standing in the dwelling place of mee and the rest of my goodes, chatteles and cattel my funerall expenses being paide and discharged I give to my daughter Jone Boorbet who I make the sole executrix of this my last will and testament desiring her to see my will herein faithfully performed.

Sealed in the presence of
Mary Davis
John Davis
David Turner"



Robert and Catharine had the following children:
 

1. Robert, christened 30 March 1630 of Tettenhall; married 1) Anne Wolryche in 1658, who died 2 November 1672 in Tettenhall, then 2) Sarah Wheeler; buried 22 May 1714 in Tettenhall, "of Compton" at the time of burial. Sarah was buried 30 September 1727 in Tettenhall.
 

2. John, christened 19 February 1631 in Tettenhall.
 

3. Robertus (male), christened 23 March 1633 in Tettenhall.
 

4. Jocosa (female), christened 17 July 1636 in Tettenhall.
 

5. Dorothea, christened 19 August 1638 in Tettenhall.
 

6. Elizabeth, christened 18 October 1640 in Tettenhall; buried 24 July 1642 in Tettenhall.
 

*7. Mary, christened 4 December 1642 in Tettenhall; married John Davies 27 November 1667 in Tettenhall. 

Mary Granger baptism

Mary Granger's baptism in the Tettenhall parish register.
 

8. Johanna, christened 13 August 1646 in Tettenhall.
 

 

SOURCE: Tettenhall parish register; A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain, John Bernard Burke; will of Robert Granger; will of Katherine Granger; www.findmypast.com; will of father John Granger, 1606 on www.findmypast.co.uk.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND JANE GRANGER


John Granger was born in about 1560 of Trysull, the son of John Granger and Joyce Wright. He married Jane. John died and was buried 18 August 1606 in Trysull. Jane died and was buried 10 December 1612 in Trysull as "Jane Granger widd".


John left a will written in August 1606, and proven 18 May 1607. In his will he mentions daughter Elyzabeth, son Richard, son Walter, son Robart, daughter Anne, daughter Elnor, son William, wife Jane, grandson Richard (son of Richard), and granddaughter Jane (daughter of William). The probate documents include an inventory of John's property which includes kyne, a heifer and a calf, a ewe and lambes, geese, crops in the ground and in the barn, brass and pewter, money, and furniture. The inventory is signed by Richard Siddowne, as well as William Branther and Thomas Memphis.


John Granger will 1606

John Granger's will of 1606


In the name of God amen, the seconded daye of Auguste in the yeare of our Lord God 1606, I John Granger the elder of Trysull, weake in bodye but whole and perfect in memorye thanks be to almightie God, doe make and ordayne this my laste will and testament in manner and forme following, that is to say, firste I geve and bequeath my soule to Almightie God my only Saviour  and Redeemer..(upon) whose mercy and merytes I truste to be saved and my bodye to be decently buryed in the churchyard of Tresull when it shall please God to apoynt the tyme. Item I geve and bequeth to Elyzabeth my daughter xxd. Item I geve and bequeath to Richard Granger my sonne xxd, Item I geve and bequeath to Walter  Granger my sonne these xxd. Item I geve and bequeath to Robart Granger my sonne fortie shillings that Willm Granger oweth me. Item I geve and bequeath to Anne Granger my daughter fortie shillings. Item I geve and bequeath to Elnor Granger my daughter xd. Item I geve and bequeath to Willm Granger my sonne all my parte of whynes, ageynts, tooles, plowes and all implements of husbandry so that my will and minde is that Jane my wife have the use of then keeping them in repayre to use betwent them as I have done duringe her lyfe. Item I geve and bequeath to Richard sonne of Richard Granger my sonne fower xxx Item I geve and bequeath to Jane daughter of my sonne Willm two lambes dette owing unto me Balse Howythe of Pattingham xiv, Raynold Harper of Womborne xiv, all the reste of my goode and cattells my dette beinge payd, my bodye being decently buryed and funeral expenses discharged, I geven and bequeath to Jane my wellbeloved wife her being good to Walter my sonne. Item I make and ordeyne Jane my wyffe my sole executor of this my laste will and testament thereby to performe it. Item I make Willm Barnsley and Thomas Memphis my overseers to be aydinge to my sayd wyfe in pforming this my last will and testament these being witnesse Humphrey Aston and Thomas Henton of Tresull


John Granger inventory 1606

Inventory for John Granger of Trysull, 1606


A trewe inventorye of all the goods & chattels of John Granger the elder, decessed, taken the xxviiith dayof August in the yeare of our Lord God 1606, praysed by William Bransler, Thomas Mempas, Richard Siddowne, present with others:

 

Imprimis one oxe    liijs iiijd

Item twoe kyne   iij vis viijd

Item one heifer & a calfe   xxxiijd iijd

Item xiii tene old shepe & fower lambes xls

Item six swine   xiijs iijd

Item one gelding xxvis iifd

Item geese & pultree  iifs

Item corne in the barne  xxxiijs iijjd

Item corne on the ground  xxs

Item brasse & pewter  xxs

Item hey in the barne  xxs

Item bedding & all coprie ware xls

Item wooll in the house  xs

Item hempe & flax & yearow vs

Item all trewe wooden vessels  iijs iiijd

Item ___ about the house  iijs iiijd

Item horses cobbarte & other iron stuffe  ijs vjd

Item the vesell of the dead  xxs

Item money in the house  xs

Item tables, forms, chayres, & cubbords & all other things unpraysedvs

Summa totals xxjt viijs xd

 


John and Jane had children:

1. Elyzabeth

2. Richard

3. Walter - in John's will, Jane is admonished to be good to "Walter my sonne".

*4. Robert, born about 1600 of Trysull; married Catherine Siddowne, daughter of Richard Siddowne  17 December 1629 in Tettenhall; occupation: yeoman "of Purton"; buried 28 February 1683/4 in Tettenhall; will dated 20 February 1683/4.

5. Anne

6. Elnor

7 William


SOURCES: Trysull parish register; Will of John Granger, 1606; Tettenhall parish register.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN GRANGER AND
JOYCE WIGHTWICKE


John Granger was born in about 1540 of Trysull, the son of John Granger. He married Joyce Wightwicke 20 November 1580 in Trysull.

John Granger marriage

Marriage record of John Granger and Joyce Wightwicke in Trysull (This record was extracted as Joyce Wright in the index)


John "ye elder" died and was buried 30 January 1595 in Trysull.

John Granger burial 1595

Burial record for John Granger in Trysull: "John Granger the elder was buryed"


Joyce "the wife of John Gardner" died and was buried 4 May 1605 in Trysull.


Joyce Granger burial

Burial record for Joyce Granger in Trysull



John Granger signature

John Granger's signature from his brother Thomas Granger's will, 1566


John and Joyce had the following children:

*1. John, born in about 1560 of Trysull; married Jane; buried 18 August 1606 in Trysull; will dated August 1606.

2. Thomas, married Elnor.

3. Symon, buried 22 December 1606 as "Symon sonne of John Granger the elder".


SOURCE: Trysull parish register; will of John Granger, 1606.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND ALICE GRANGER


John Granger was born in about 1506 of Trysull. He married Alice, then Elizabeth. John and his family were listed in A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1532-3. This list includes a listing of families in Trysull, and includes the head of household, his current and former wives, and children. This listing was taken for the "Capell of Tresyll the Tysday in Wytson Week" or the Tuesday of Whit Sunday week. Whit Sunday occurs about seven weeks after Easter and commemorates the day of Pentecost. The listing for Grangers in Trysull shows:

John Granger, Elizabeth, Alice uxores eius, Richard, John, John, Thomas, Ellen, Catherine, Robert, William, Richard, Hugh, Mary
Richard Granger, Elizabeth, uxor eius, John, Elizabeth, Humphrey

No other Grangers are listed in Trysull in the List of Families. The listing generally lists the current wife first, then previous wives, and the listing of two children named John may indicate that one died young. The adjacent listing for Richard Granger may be for John's father, as Richard Granger of Trysull left a will dated 1546, and the will index lists John Granger "filius" or son as the executor for the will.

John is mentioned in a history of Trysull in a discussion of the patronage of the church: "On a vacancy in 1555, however, John Grainger and John Shenton, both of Trysull, presented, the prior and convent of Dudly having made a grant of that turn shortly before the Dissolution."  (A History of Wombourne, Bobbington and Trysull)


John died and was buried 29 January 1566/7 of Trysull, leaving a will dated 30 December 1566.

In his will, John Granger senior mentions:

"To every one of my grandchildren a sheepe"
"I geve and bequeath to Elen my daughter the wife of John ....."
"I geve and bequeath to my sonne John Granger my lease"
"I geve and bequeath to my daughter in law Marye Granger the house that my sonne John Granger dwelleth now in and the house that John Danton dwelleth now in"
"Sonne Thomas Granger late deceased, husbande of the aforesaid Marye Granger"
"Sonne in law William Marshe"


John Granger will 1566

Will of John Granger 1566


29 Jan 1566/7 John Granger Trysull dated 30 Dec 1566

In the name of God Amen, the xxxth daye of December anno domini 1566, I John Granger Senior of Trysell, sycke in bodye but perfect in remembrance make my laste wyll and testament in maner and forme folowynge, first I geve and bequeath my soule unto allmyghtye God by whose presence, bloude sheadynge I truste to be saved and my bodye to be buryed in the pishe churche or churche yarde of Trysell. Item, I geve and bequeath unto the reparation of the aforesaid churche iijd iiijs. Item, I geve and bequeath to ye poore people of the aforesaid pishe iijd iiiijs to be dystrybuted a the discretion of my executors. Item I geve and bequeath to everye one of my godchildren iiijd. Item, I geve & bequeath to Marye Marshe the daughter of Wyllm & Elnor Marshe my byge panne. Item, I geve & bequeath to Elen my daughter the wife of John Sherwyn a lytell pot and a sylver sponne. Item I geve & bequeath to my sonne John Granger my lease & indenture of Candall for the gevynge to my daughter in lawe Marye Granger of his lande in Seasdon including the lease of the aforesaid Candell feylde as goode and to be appointed out at the dystretion of Francys Cooke of Womborn, John Sherwyn of Chamwythe, Wyllm Samsone of Pattyngham and Roger Sansome of the hyll. Item I geve and bequeath to my daughter in lawe Marye Granger the house that my sonne John Granger dwelleth nowe in and somme lande as lyeth with by the house that John Danton dwelleth now in clearynge no parte nor parcel of my house nor lande in Trysell with the lease of the aforesaid house & lande lyinge in Seasdon appyzed paying therefore to my sonne John Granger and to his heyrs xxd yearly. Item, I geve and bequeath to my servants Thomas Allett & Richard Taylor ij sheepe. Item I geve and bequeath to Anne Littleles a sheepe. Item I geve and bequeath to my daughter in lawe Marye Granger and to her children equallye to be devyded amongst them the one halfe of my goods ungeven. If she nor anye of her chylddren nor anye other manor of pson nor psons do not chalenge nor cleame anye part or parcel of my goods by anye bargayne byll of covenant,s deade of gyfte or by anye pson made heretofore to my sonne Thomas Granger late deceased husbande of the aforesayde Marye Granger. Item I geve and bequeath the rest of my goods both moveable & unmoveable beynge ungeven and unbequeathed to my sonne John Granger, Wyllm Marshe & John Sherwyn equally & to be devyded amongst them. Item, I ordayne & make John Granger my sonne, Wyllm Marshe & John Sherwyn my sonne in lawe and Marye Granger my daughter in lawe my five executors and Henrye Pratte & John Mempas my overseers to see thys my last wyll and testament pformed theyse beynge witnesses John Mollatt, clearke, John Pker, Wyllm Sansome of Pattyngham, Francys Cooke, John Granger, junior with others.
Detts that the aforesaid John Granger doth owe: Imprimus to Wyllm Harper xiijd
Deats that are owynge to the aforesaid John Granger: Imprimus Rychard Shenton late deceased



The list of 1532-3 doesn't show which of the Granger children belonged to which mother. John had the following children:

1. Richard

2. John, may have died young.

3. John, born in about 1540; married Joyce Wright 20 November 1580 in Trysull; buried 30 January 1595.

4. Thomas, married Mary; buried 1566 in Trysull; left will dated 15 April 1566, proven 24 September 1566. The will mentions daughter Sybbelye, sonne Humfre, Mary my wyffe, my father, John Granger, and also John Granger the sonne of John Granger, my brother John, Thomas Allate my fathers servant, brother John Granger and cozen William Granger.

5. Ellen

6. Catherine

7. Robert

8. William

9. Richard

10. Hugh

11. Mary


SOURCE: Trysull parish register; will of John Granger, 1566; will of Thomas Granger, 1566; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD FOR
RICHARD AND ELIZABETH GRANGER



An earlier Granger will is found in the Lichfield will index for Richard Granger of Trysull on 27 January 1546/7.


Richard Granger will index

Will index for Richard Granger in the Lichfield Will Index, showing John Granger filius as the executor


Richard and his family are listed in Trysull in A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3, with wife Elizabeth, and names their children as John, Elizabeth, and Humphrey.


Richard Granger, Elizabeth, uxor eius, John, Elizabeth, Humphrey

Richard and Elizabeth were born in about 1475. They had the following children:


1. John, born in about 1506; married 1) Alice, 2) Elizabeth; buried 29 January 1566/7 in Trysull.


2. Elizabeth


3. Humphrey



SOURCES: Lichfield Will Index; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3.



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