FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS GOLOVER AND
AGNES PALMER


Thomas Golover was born in about 1550 of Middleton Cheney. He married 1) Ales. Ales died 27 March 1578 along with their young son John.


Thomas married Agnes Palmer 3 February 1578 in Middleton Cheney.


Thomas Gulover marriage

Marriage record of Thomas Goliver and Agnes Palmer in Middleton Cheney


Agnes or Ann Golover died and was buried 29 May 1609 in Middleton Cheney.

Ann Golover burial

Burial record for Ann Golover in Middleton Cheney: "The 29 - Ann Golovere"


Thomas died and was buried 14 August 1609 in Middleton Cheney.


Thomas Golover burial

Burial record for Thomas Golover in Middleton Cheney: "The 14th - Thomas Golovere"


Thomas left a will dated  4 December 1609:


Thomas Golover will

Will of Thomas Golover of Middleton Cheney, 1609


In the name of God Amen, anno domini millesimo sevenlesiums nono, the third day of August, I Thomas Golover of Warkenwourth but of the pish of Myddleton Cheny in the countey of Northampton, husbandman, being sicke in body but of good remembrance thanks be to God, doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme ffollowinge, ffirst I bequeath my soule to Almyghtie God, trusting by and through his mercy in Christ for to be saved eternally and my body to be buried in Christian manner. Item I geve towards the repaire of the church of Middleton Cheny three shillings and ffower pence, and to the poore of the pishe of Middleton Cheny foure shillings. Item I geve to my daughter Hanna thirtie pounds to be paide to her att the age of sixteen yeares or at the tyme of her marrage if it be soner. But if it please God to take her out of this lyefe  before the tyme of the sayde payment then the same to be to my sonnes Thomas and John equally betwixt them. Item I geve to the sayde Hanna sixe peces of pewter and half a dozen of napkins and her mothers coffer. Item I geve to her allso six sheepe to be payd to her at the tyme of the payment appoyneted for her legacie of thiirtie poundes before mentoned. Item, I geve to her allso a bedstead with a wooll bedd and two blankets, a hilling, a bolster with a pillowe and pillowbeere. Item, I geve to her allso six paire of sheetes and a tablecloth and a towel. Item, I geve to my sonne Thomas twentie marks to be payd to him within two yeares after my death. And I geve to him allso three payre of sheets, and one tablecloth, a tableboord, and some other boords. And allso I geve to him my said Thomas a bedstead, a bolster, a hilling, and a blanket. And I geve to him my sonne John twentie poundes to be payde to him within two yeares after my death, and a heifer to by payd to him then allso, and a cofer and three paire of sheets and one tablecloth and two lodes of woodd towerds the building for him a shopp. And also I geve to him a tableboord, and haulf a doze n of ther boords, and a bedsteed, a bolster, a hilling, and a blanket. Item I geve to either of the children of my daughter Jane one sheepe a peece. And to either of the children of Raphe Warren one sheepe a peece. Item, I geve to my sister Margery a strike of corne, and to my sister Ellen another strike. Item I geve to Em White a sheepe. And to Margarett Braggs another. Item I geve to Willm Pallmer one sheepe. Item I geve to my daughter Jane one sheepe. Item I geve to Richard Toplin one lambe. And to Thomas Pallmer the yonger one lamb. Item, concerning the land that I have for terme of one and twenty yeares from Sir Chiffwoodd which was heretofore in the xxx of Clifford of Grimsburye, my will is, that Thomas my sonne shall have and enjoye the same to him and his assignes during the said terme, the said Thomas payeing thereon twentie marks to Rafe Warne within two yeares after my death. Item, I geve further to Hanna my daughter before named a payre of curtaines with the curtaine rodds thereto belonging. Item, my will is that is my sonnes Thomas and John or either of them dept this life before the time appoionted for the payment of the legacies to them or either of them, then the half of the legacie that should have him payd unto the deceased shalbe paid to my daughter Hanna at her comeing to the age of sixteen yeares or maryage if it be afore, and the other haulf to the brother Thomas or John surviving. But if bothe of them depart before the tyme that the legacies be due to them, then the one haulf shalbe payd to my daughter Hannah as is aforesaid, and the other to remaine to my executor. Item, I geve further to my sonne John eighteen strikes of corne to be payd by three strykes each yeare for six yeaeres next after my death. The rest of all my goods whatsoever, I geve to my sonne Richard, my legacies and debts being paid, my funeral and probat of this my will being discharged, and doe make him the said Richard my sole executor of this my last will and testament, and Willm Ward, clerck and Thomas Parise to be myne overseers, and doe geve to either of them twelve pence a piece. In wytnes whereof I have hereto putt my hand the daye and yeare first above written. Thomas Golover his mark. Signed and delivered in the psense of Thomas Beast his marck, Raphe Hithly his marck.


Thomas and Ales had the following children:


1. Jane, christened 27 December 1571 in Middleton Cheney.


2. Margery, christened 27 August 1574 in Middleton Cheney.


3. John (twin), buried 1 May 1576 in Middleton Cheney.


4. Jone (twin), buried 1 May 1576 in Middleton Cheney.


5. John, born in about 1578 of Middleton Cheney; buried 27 March 1578 in Middleton Cheney.



Thomas and Agnes had the following children:


1. Ales, christened 6 February 1580 in Middleton Cheney.


*2. Sarah, christened 6 October 1583 in Middleton Cheney; married Ralphe Warren 27 November 1604 in Middleton Cheney.

Sarah Golover baptism

Baptism record for Sarah Golover in Middleton Cheney: "October 6 - Sarah daughter to Thomas Golover"



3. Richard, christened 7 November 1585 in Middleton Cheney; mentioned in father's will of 1609; married Elizabeth Frenche 22 November 1609 in Middleton Cheney.


4. Thomas, mentioned in father's will of 1609.


5. Jane, mentioned in father's will of 1609


6. John, christened 27 June 1591 in Middleton Cheney; mentioned in father's will of 1609.


7. Katherin, christened 1 September 1594 in Middleton Cheney.


8. George (twin), christened 24 February 1597 in Middleton Cheney.


9. William (twin), christened 24 February 1597 in Middleton Cheney.


101. Elizabeth, christened 13 February 1602 in Middleton Cheney; buried 16 February 1602 in Middleton Cheney.


11. Hanna, christened 16 April 1607 in Middleton Cheney; mentioned in father's will of 1609.




SOURCES: Middleton Cheney parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Thomas Gulover of Middleton Cheney, 1609, at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND URSULA GOLOVER



John Golover is most likely the father of Thomas Golover. He was buried 1 August 1564 in Middleton Cheney. His wife may be Ursula, who died as a widow and was buried 7 March 1574 in Middleton Cheney, leaving an admonition granted 20 April 1574.


*1. Thomas, born about 1550 of Middleton Cheney; married 1) Ales; 2) Agnes Palmer 3 February 1578 in Middleton Cheney; buried 14 August 1609 in Middleton Cheney; left a will proven 4 December 1609.


2. Margery, mentioned in her brother Thomas' will on 1609; married John Reasonnes 3 February 1578 in Middleton Cheney.


3. Ellen, mentioned in her brother Thomas' will of 1609.


4. Agnes, christened 20 October 1564 in Middleton Cheney; buried 4 November 1564 in Middleton Cheney.


5. William


6. John



SOURCES: Middleton Cheney parish register; will of Thomas Gulover, 1609, at the PCC; www.ancestry.co.uk.



THE GULLIVER FAMILY


Gulliver is shown in Middleton Cheney and Banbury as Golover or Gulover, as well as Gulliver. The name is thought to be of Norman origin, as Goulafre, and may denote a greedy or gluttonous person. "However the original family name 'Goulafre' relates to the manor that they once owned in Normandy, 'La Goulfriere'...By the fourteenth century, besides continuing to hold the manor granted to them by the Conqueror, the Golfre family had acquired lands in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire". (Beyond Their Graves - Tracing the Lives and Times of the Gullivers)  The Gullivers of Banbury inspired Jonathan Swift as he was writing Gulliver's Travels: "In his preface to the first edition of his famous Gulliver's Travels in 1726, Swift remarks, 'I have observed in the Church Yard at Banbury several tombs and monuments of the Gullivers. The original tombstones no longer exist, but a later one bearing this old Banbury name lies near to this plaque'."