FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT GRANGER AND
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.
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
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'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 Wightwicke. 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.
“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”
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:
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.
SOURCES: Trysull parish register; Will of John Granger, 1606; Tettenhall parish register.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN GRANGER AND
John Granger was born in about 1540 of Trysull, the son of John Granger. He married Joyce Wightwicke 20 November 1580 in Trysull.
John "ye elder" died and was buried 30 January 1595 in Trysull.
Joyce "the wife of John Gardner" died and was
buried 4 May 1605 in Trysull.
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
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
Richard and Elizabeth were born in about 1475. They had the
*1. John, born in about 1506; married 1) Alice, 2) Elizabeth; buried 29 January 1566/7 in Trysull.
SOURCES: Lichfield Will Index; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3.
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