FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD WOODHOUSE AND
ELIZABETH COSTARDE

 
Richard Woodhouse was christened 14 December 1619 in Pyrton, Oxfordshire, the son of Marke Woodhouse and Amy Costard. Pyrton is a neighboring parish to Watlington.


Richard Woodhouse baptism

Baptism record of Richard Woodhouse in Pyrton:
"Richard Woodhouse the sonn of Mark Woodhouse by Amy his wife was baptized the xiiijth day
of December in the xvijth yeare of the reingne of King James"


Richard was a fellmonger. A fellmonger was a dealer in hides or skins, especially sheepskins, who prepared skins for tanning. He married Elizabeth Costard in about 1644. Elizabeth was born in about 1620 of Watlington, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Costarde. She is named in the will of her mother, the widow Elizabeth Costarde of Watlington. Richard died and was buried 24 May 1677 in Watlington.

Richard Woodhouse baptism 1677

Burial record for Richard Woodhouse in Watlington:
"Richard Woodhouse sen. was buried May ye 24th"


Richard left a will, dated 1677, naming his loving wife Elizabeth, son Richard, and daughters Elizabeth, Amy, Susana, Sarah and Dorothy.


Richard Woodhouse will

Will of Richard Woodhouse, 1677

Will of Richard Woodhouse de Watlington

 

17 Oct 1677

In the name of God, Amen, the three and twentieth day of Aprill in the nine & twentieth yeare of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord Kinge Charles the Second, and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seaventy and seaven, I, Richard Woodhouse of Watlington in the county of Oxon, ffellmonger, beinge sicke and weake in body, yet of sound and perfect memory (thanks be to God), doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner following: Ffirst, I give and bequeath my soule to Almighty God my maker assuredly hopeinge to be saved through the merits and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer, and my body to be buried in decent manner in the churchyard of Watlington aforesaid. And as concerning my worldly affaires, I give, order, will and dispose the same in manner and forme following – Imprimus, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Richard Woodhouse twelve pence. Item I give and bequeath unto my five daughters (viz) Elizabeth, Amy, Susana, Sarah and Dorothy twelve pence a piece, I meane to each of them twelve pence. Item, I give and devise unto Elizabeth Woodhouse my loveinge wife all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell situate and beinge att the upper end of a streat or lane called Cowthin Lane in Watlington aforesaid, together with all my houses, edifices, buildings, barnes and stables & orchards & garden & yard & backsides, rights, members, and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertayninge to have and to hold the said messuage or tenement and other the said p’misses with their and every of their rights, member and appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth my wife and her heires and assignes forever. Item, my funeral expenses, debts, and legacies beinge paid and discharged, I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods, chattles, wool, leather and household stuffe unto the said Elizabeth my wife, who I make and ordaine sole and whole executrix of this my last will and testament. And I nominate and appoint my loveinge friends and neighbors William Deavon and John Lane overseers of this my said will, earnestly delivering their care to see this my will duly and truly performed. And I doe hereby revoke all former and other wills of mine whatsoever. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first abobe writte.

Signed, Sealed and Published by the said Richard Woodhouse as his last will and testament in the p’sence of Richard Bonham, jun. Tho: Lucas


Richard Woodhouse mark


         The marke of Richard Woodhouse on his will


 

Richard Woodhouse inventory

Inventory for Richard Woodhouse, 1677


Inventory

A true and pfect Inventory of all & singuler the goods, chattels, cattell, leather & household stuffe of Richard Woodhouse late of Watlington in the county of Oxon, ffellmonger, deceased, taken by Elizabeth wife of the deceased & executrix of his last will & testament and then viewed and apprized by Simon Benson of Watlington aforesd yeoman, John Rose of Watlington aforesd, husbandman & Alexander Rose of Chippinge Wickombe in the County of Burks, ffelmonger on the fifth day of June anno dom 1677 as followeth –

 

Imprimis, his wearing apparel   2-0-0

 

In his chamber

Item, one joyne bedsteed with all the beddnige & furniture ther unto belonging   3-0-0

Item, one table & frame & foorme, one chest, three cofers, three boxes, one radden chaire, two low joyn stooles & one little chair   1-10-0

Item, one trundle bed fitd with the stocke bed & other bedding belonge to it  0-13-4

Item, eighteen paire of sheets with all the rest of his linen  5-0-0

Item, one feather bed & foure feather pillows  2-10-0

 

In the chamber over the gatehouse

Item, one joyne bed fittd, tow fflock beds, with other furniture there unto belonging 1-0-0

Item, one little table & frame eight joyn stooles, one chest & 2 little coffers  1-0-0

 

In the chamber over the parler

Item, one table & frame & foorme  0-10-0

Item one trundle bed with the bedding thereunto belonging  0-6-8

 

In the hall

Item, one table & frame & foorme & all tinn & iron implements of household  1-0-0

 

In the parlor

Item, one table & frame forme and carpet, one joyne cubbord, an old cubbord, one setter, one chaire & two stooles   1-15-0

 

In the kitchine

Item, all his brasse and pewter  3-0-0

 

In the cellar

Item, nine barrel, three tubbbs with other brewing vessels & wooden bessells  0-13-4

Item, 5 small seitches of bacon  1-13-4

Item, all lumber in & aboute the house  0-10-0

Item, his vates & all his implements belonging to his trade & one mault mill 1-6-8

Item, firewood in the backside  0-13-4

Item, for wooll leather & pelts  60-00-0

Item, corne growing upon the ground  01-00-0

Item, one mare & colt & and one short pigg 2-0-0

Item, in desparate ownig to the deceased  5-0-0

Sume total 97-1-8

 


Richard mentions the location of his home in his will: "my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell situate and beinge att the upper end of a streat or lane called Cowthin Lane in Watlington". This is most likely Couching Street, one of the main streets in Watlington. This street has been in existence since the 1300s: "Medieval documents indicate that much of the modern street plan was in existence in the 14th century if not much earlier. Cochynes-lane (Couching Street) and Brook Street are recorded and the High Street must have had houses."  In 1688, when Elizabeth lived there, there were 35 ratepayers on "Cowchin Lane", and it was "evidently already a superior street, for two leading families, those of Eustace and Hester, resided there." www.wikipedia.com


Couching Street

Couching Street, Watlington



Elizabeth died as a widow, and was buried 21 February 1707 in Watlington.


Richard and Elizabeth had the following children:
 

1. Elizabeth, born about 1645 of Watlington; married Timothy Holding 1665 in Watlington.


*2. Amy, married Thomas White 14 January 1688 in Watlington.


*3. Susanna, born in about 1650 of Watlington; married John Rose in 1673 in Watlington.
 

4. Joanna, christened 26 May 1653 in Watlington.
 

5. Mary, christened 2 February 1654 in Watlington.
 

6. Richard, christened 30 May 1657 in Watlington.
 

7. Sarah, christened 26 September 1659 in Watlington.
 

8. Dorothie, christened 6 July 1662 in Watlington.
 
 

SOURCES: IGI; Watlington parish register, FLH# 887489; will of Richard Woodhouse, 1677, on www.findmypast.com; Boyd's Marriage Index.
 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MARKE WOODHOUSE AND
AMY COSTARD


Marke Woodhouse was born in about 1580 of Pyrton, the son of William and Emma Woodhouse. He married Amy Costard 20 April 1608 in Pyrton.


Mark Woodhouse marriage

Marriage record for Mark Woodhouse and Amy Costard in Pyrton:
"Mark Woodhouse and Amy Costard were maried the xxth day of Aprill in the sixt yeare of the reigne of King James"



Amy was born in about 1580, the daughter of Cuthbert and Alice Costard of Watlington. Marke was a yeoman farmer of Pyrton.



Marke Woodhouse mark 1637

The mark of Marke Woodhouse in the will of Augustine Newell (Newis), 1637


Marke left a will written 14 February 1654 and proven 11 June 1655 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury:


Marke Woodhouse will 1654

Will of Marke Woodhouse of Pyrton, 1654

In the name of God Amen, the ffowerteenth day Ffebruary in ye yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ffifty fower, I Marke Woodhouse the elder of Perton in the County of Oxon, yeoman being sicke in body, but of good and perfect memory, thankes bee given to Almighty God, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, ffirst I give and bequeath my soule into ye hands of Allmighty God, and my body to ye earth from whence it came. As touching the disposition of all my goodes, cattle and chattels, I give and bequeath ye same in manner and forme following, that is to say, ffirst I give and bequeath unto Sybbella my daughter, the wife of Edmund Yates, twenty poundes of lawfull English money, to bee paid unto her twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto ye said Sibella my daughter my wooll bedd and bedstead with all that doth belonge to it which I now lye on. Item, I give and bequeath unto Richard Woodhouse my sonne, ten poundes of lawfull money of England to bee unto him paid within an twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amy, the wife of John Heybourne, ten shillings of like lawfull money of England. Item,  I give and bequeath unto John Heybourne my grandchild, ye sonne of my said daughter Amy twenty shillings of lawfull money of England, to be unto him paid twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren Edmund Yates and Grace Yates, ye sonn and daughter of my daughter Sybilla twenty shillings a peece of like lawfull money of England be bee unto them paid twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my three grandchildren, the children of my sonne Marke Woodhouse, viz. Marke Woodhouse, Grace Woodhouse and William Woodhouse, twenty shillings a peece to bee unto them paid twelve moneths  next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my fower grandchildren the daughters of Richard Woodhouse, viz. Elizabeth, Amy, Susanna, and Mary twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my two sonnes Marke Woodhouse and Richard Woodhouse all ye lands of that my coppiehould in Perton afoursaid, to hold and injoy all ye said lands of ye saith coppyhould, with all the profitts and commodities thereunto belonginge unto the said Marke and Richard my sonnes for the terme of twelve moneths next after my decease and the profits thereof, equally to bee between them for an executors yeare. The residue of all my goods, cattle and chattels unbequeathed, I give and bequeath unto the said Marke Woodhouse and Richard Woodhouse my two sonnes, who I make and ordaine of this my last will and testament my full and whole executors, and to pay these legacies before herein in this my last will and testament bequeathed, and to discharge my ffunerall expences. And further my will is that all ye strawe of that croppe of corne or graine beinge my parte which shall the next harvest after my decease be growing on that land of ye liveinge which I and the said Marke my sonne rente of John Striplinge shall bee by both my said executors Marke and Richard my two sonnes bee spente, and the soyle left upon ye said lands. And further my will is that ye dwelling house and barne of my coppihould in Pirton aforesaid, the said executors yeare, the said Richard my sonne is not to have and enjoy any parte of, but that only to remayne to ye said Marke my sonne. I desire my lovinge freindes and neighbours Thomas Rose and John Penner overseers of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written.

Read, signed, sealed and delivered in ye presence to John Russell, Thomas Gregory


This will was proved at London the eleaventh day of June in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftie five before ye judges for probate of willes and granting administrations lawfully authorized by the oaths of Marke and Richard Woodhouse, the naturall sonnes of ye said deceased and inyventories named in the said will, to whom now committed administration of all and singular ye goods, chattels and debts of ye said deceased, they being first sworne well and timely to administer ye same.



Marke and Amy had the following children:


1. Sybella, christened 19 July 1617 in Pyrton; married Edmund Yeates 26 January 1643 in Pyrton; buried 23 August 1672 in Pyrton.


*2. Richard, christened 14 December 1619 in Pyrton; married Elizabeth Costard in about 1644; buried 24 May 1677 in Watlington.


3. Amy, married John Heybourne 30 June 1636 in Pyrton.


4. Marke, married Grace.


SOURCE: Pyrton parish register; will of William Woodhouse, 1612; will of Emma Woodhouse, 1616 on www.findmypast.co.uk; will of Marke Woodhouse, 1655 PCC.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND EMMA WOODHOUSE


William Woodhouse was born in about 1550 of Pyrton, the son of John and Deenes (Denise) Woodhouse of Pyrton. William was a husbandman in Pyrton. He married Emma. William was mentioned in a history of Pyrton: "A survey in 1606 of copyhold land belonging to William Woodhouse refers to a furlong known as 'Charlepitt', but on a later map of 1738 the name 'Chalkpits' occurs. According to Barbara Tearle we can assume that they were the same field because the Woodhouse virgate contained the same number of lands in Charlepitts and Chalkpits at both dates and there is no other furlong name in 1738 which is a likely candidate to be the 1606 Charlepitt. This area is now a playing field with no evidence of chalk on the surface. but a geological map shows a bell of underlying lower chalk." The Anglo-Saxon Estate of Readanora and the Manor of Pyrton, Oxfordshire; Madeleine Hammond


William died and was buried 27 October 1611 in Pyrton.


William Woodhouse burial

Burial record for William Woodhouse in Pyrton:
"William Woodhouse was buried the xxvijth day of October
in the ninth yeare of the reigne of King James"


William left a will proven in 1612:




William Woodhouse will

Will of William Woodhouse


In the name of God Amen, I William Woodhouse of the parish of Pyrton in the Countie of Oxon, husbandman, doe make this my last will and testament. Imprimis, I bequeath my soule to Allmightie God, and my body to the ground to be buried in the churchyard of Pyrton. Item, I give to William Newis, the son of my daughter Katheren Newis halfe a quarter of barly. Item, I give to my sonn Marke xiid. Item I give to my daughter Margaret xiid. Item, I give to the church of Pyrton xiid. All the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give to my wife whom I make my full and sole executrix to see my will performed my debts payd and my body buried in witness whereof I have set to my hand and seale the third day of October in the viii yeare of the raigne of our Souveraigne Lord King James Anno Dom 1610.

William Woodhouse, his mark


William Woodhouse mark

                    The mark of William Woodhouse on his will


Emma died and was buried 5 August 1616,

Emma Woodhouse burial

Burial record for Emma Woodhouse in Pyrton:
"1616 - Emma Woodhowse widow was buried the fift day of August:"


Emma left a will proven in 1616:



Emma Woodhouse will

Will of Emma Woodhouse, 1616


In the name of God Amen, I Emma Woodhouse of the parrish of Pyrton in the Countie of Oxford being sicke in bodye, but in perfect memory, doo make this my last will & testament in maner & forme following: Imprimis, I bequeath my soule to Almighty God & my body to the ground to be buried in the churchyard of Pirton. Item, I give to my sonne Marke Woodhouse xiid. Item, I give to his three children each of them vjs viid. Item, I give to William Newes, the sonne of Augustine Newes – sixe pounds, thirteen shillings, fower pence. Item, I give to Augustine Newes his three eldest daughters – three pounds to bee equally devided: and to the fourth daughter called Dorithy – vjs viiid. Item, I give to Thomas Snow, his three children the eldest three pounds, to bee equally devided amongst them, & to the youngest called Robart – vjs viiid. Item, I give to John Griffin two bushels of barley. Item, I give to the church of Pyrton – iis vjd. Item I give to my daughter Katherine Newes my best bedd, the coverlet, 2 blankett, a paire of sheets, the bedsteed, & the teaster & al that belongs to it & the biggest pott, & the bigst kettle. Item, I give to my daughter Margaret Snow, another bedd & the coverlet, & the best coverlet in the chest, twoo boulsters, a paire of sheets, the greatest chest, the painted cloth in the hall & the curtaine over the bedd. Item, I give more to my daughter Margaret Snow, the next kettle to the biggest & the long kettle & a gallon kettle & the pott chaffer to Thom. Snow, & a candlestick & I give him more a coffer & William Newes a coffer.  Item, last of all I give the rest of my goods unbequeathed to Austine Newes & Thomas Snow, whom I make my executors to see my body buryed & this my last will & testament fulfilled. In witness whereof I have sett to my hand & seale this fourteenth of June 1616.

Emma Woodhouse, hir marke


Emma Woodhouse mark

                        The mark of Emma Woodhouse on her will


William and Emma had the following children:


1. Katherine, married Augustine Newes, laborer of Pyrton.


*2. Marke, born in about 1580 of Pyrton; married Amy Costard 20 April 1608 in Pyrton;


3. Margaret, married Thomas Snow.



SOURCES:Will of William Woodhouse, 1612; will of Emma Woodhouse, 1616.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
  
JOHN AND DEENES WOODHOUSE


Deenes Woodhouse, widow, was buried 6 October 1592 in Pyrton.

Deenes Woodhouse burial

Burial record for Deenes Woodhouse in Pyrton:
"Deenes Woodhouse widow was buried the vi day of October in the xxxiiijth yeare of the reigne of Elyzabeth Anno Dom 1592"


Deenes left a will proven in 1592:


Deenes Woodhouse will

Will of Deenes Woodhouse, 1587


The xviii day of December in the xxx yeare of the reigne of Queen Elizabeth 1587

In the name of God Amen, I Deenes Woodhowse, widow, being sicke in bodie, but in perfect memorie, God be praysed, do make this my last will and testament. First I bequeath my soule to Allmightie God, and my bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Pyrton. I give to my sonn William Woodhowse one bedsteed, one coverled, one payre of sheetes and one boulster. I give Jone Woodhowse my sons daughter, John Woodhowse one bullock which my daughter Mauld hath in keeping. I give my daughter Mauld Cortwood one bushel of wheate. I give my daughter Alse May one bushel of wheate. I give my daughter Jone five xxx & a land of barley. I give Marke Woodhowse one bushel of barley. I give Katheren Woodhowse sixe pence. I give Margaret Woodhowse sixe pence. I give my daughter Maulds three children sixe pence a peece. I give my sonn Thomas his tow children twelve pence between them. I give my sonn William one bushel of wheate. I give my daughter Jone all my goods & cattels whatsoever, whome I make my full & sole executor. And that this my last will and testament may be well & truly executed and fulfilled I make Edmund Yates and John Deney my overseers. In wittnes whereas I have sett to my hand the day and yeare above written.

Deenes Woodhowse marke


Deenes Woodhouse mark

                         The mark of Deenes Woodhouse on her will


This will was made in our presence whose names are under written.

John Bernard

Edmund Yates

John Deney




An administration exists for John Wedowes of Pyrton, created on the last day of July in 1574. The administration, in Latin, names Dionisis Weedowes, the relict of John, as the administrator. Dionysius is a Latin version of Denise. The administration also lists John's children: Willm Wedowes, Matilde Wedowes, Thome Weedowes, Alice Wedowes, Robertes Wedowes, Joannes Wedowes, and Johannis Wedowes.



John Wedowes 1574

Administration for John Weedowes of Pyrton, 1574


This is certainly the administration for the husband of Deenes (Dionysus) Woodhouse, and their children William, Mauld (Matilda), Thomas (Thome), Alice (Alse), Joan (Joannes) and John (Johannis) Woodhouse. Robert is not mentioned in Deenes' will, but may have died before Deenes' will of 1587.

John Woodhouse of Pyrton must have died in 1574 in Pyrton, leaving no will, so an administration was created.


John and Deenes Woodhouse had the following children:


*1. William, born in about 1550 of Pyrton; married Emma; buried 27 October 1611 in Pyrton.


2. John


3. Mauld (Matilde), married Mr. Cortwood


4. Alse (Alice); married Mr. May


5. Jone


6. Thomas


7. Robert



SOURCES: Pyrton parish register; will of Deenes Woodhouse, widow, 1587; administration of John Weedowes, 1574 on www.findmypast.co.uk.



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