FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH LADKINS



Robert Ladkins born in about 1550 of Boddington, Northamptonshire, the son of William Ladkins. He was a husbandman of Upper Boddington. Boddington was a parish about five miles north of Cropredy. He married Elizabeth.


Elizabeth died and was buried 6 February 1615 in Boddington.

Elizabeth Ladkins burial

 Burial record for Elizabeth Ladkins in Boddington: "Elizabetha uxor Roberti Ladkins sepulta fuit - ij die Ffebruarij"


Robert died and was buried 9 January 1619 in Boddington.

Robert Ladkins burial

 Burial record for Robert Ladkins in Boddington: "Robertus Ladkins sepultus fuit - xiiij die Januarij"


Robert left a will dated 1619. Extracts from the will show:

Robert Ladkins of Upper Boddington, husbandman, written 17th March 1616. 
My body to be buried in the churchyard of Boddington. 
To the parish church of Boddington 10s. 
To the poor of the parish 10s
To my eldest son William Ladkins 10s. 
To my son Richard Ladkins 20s and to Robert Ladkins son of the said Richard Ladkins 20s. 
To my daughter Gill's 4 children viz. 5s to Thomas Gill, 5s to Richard Gill, 5s to Sara Gill & to Marie Gill 5s. 
To my daughter Buckerfield's 2 children 10s viz.
To Folitt Buckerfield 5s & to Agnes Buckerfield 5s. 
The rest to my son John Ladkins my executor
Overseer Mr William Proctor, parson of Boddington & my nephew William Ladkins of Nether Boddington
Sign X Robert Ladkins
Witnesses William Proctor, Raynfford Burton, William Ladkins, Edward Ladkins
Probate granted 5th March 1619/20 £162.2.0


Robert and Elizabeth had the following children:


1. William, buried 4 February 1576 in Boddington.


2. Elizabeth, christened 14 November 1576 in Boddington; married Thomas Gill 1 July 1602 in Cropredy, Oxfordshire; mentioned in father's will of 1619.

Elizabeth Ladkins baptism

Baptism record for Elizabeth Ladkins in Boddington: "Elizabetha Ladkings filia Robti baptiz: xiiij die Noveb:"


3. William, christened 27 January 1579 in Boddington; listed as "my eldest son" in father's will of 1619.


4. Richard, christened 5 November 1580 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1619.


5. John, christened 10 October 1582 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1619; had will probated 1645.


6. Agnes, christened 5 September 1584 in Boddington.


7. Johanna, (twin) christened 3 December 1586 in Boddington; buried 26 December 1586 in Boddington.


8. Cicilia, (twin) christened 3 December 1586 in Boddington; buried 6 December 1586 in Boddington.


9. Sara, christened 3 January 1588 in Boddington; married Edward Buckerfield 6 August 1610 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1619.


10. Thomas, christened 6 March 1591 in Boddington; will probated 1636.


11, Jeromye, christened 3 October 1593 in Boddington; buried 16 December 1593 in Boddington.



SOURCES: Boddington parish register; Cropredy parish register; extract of Robert Ladkins' will, 1619.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM LADKINS



William Ladkins was born in about 1520 of Boddington, the son of Thomas Ladkins. He is mentioned in his father's will of 1553. William died and was buried 8 December 1580 in Boddington.


William had the following children:


1. Richard, mentioned in grandfather's will of 1553.


*2. Robert, born in about 1550 of Boddington; mentioned in grandfather's will of 1553; married Elizabeth; buried 9 January 1619, leaving a will.


3. Eme, mentioned in grandfather's will of 1553.



SOURCES: Boddington parish register; will of Thomas Ladkyns of Boddington, 1553.





FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS LADKYNS


Thomas Ladkyns was born in about 1490 of Boddington. He died, leaving a will dated 1553.


Thomas Ladkyns will

Will of Thomas Ladkyns of Boddington, 1553


The Testament of Thomas Ladkyns of Bodyngton

In the name of God Amen the  x day of September in the yere of our Lord God God 1553 in the sixth yere of our Souvrayn Lord Edward the Sixth by the grace of God Kyng of England, Frannce, & Ireland, defender of the faith under God of the church of England & Ireland Supreme Lord, I Thomas Ladkyns of Bodyngton beying in pfyt memorye make this my last wyll & testament in manner folowyng, first I bequeth my sowle to Almyghty God, my body to be buried in the chyrchyard of Bodyngton. Also I bequeth to the poore mens boxe vid. Also to the mendying of the hye wayes in Over Bodyngton vs. Also to Rich Ladkyns & Robt Ladkyns the son of Willem Ladkyns my son, to ether of them my land. To Eme the other child of my son Willem Ladkyns xiijs iiijd. Also to my god daughter Anne Wylbox xijd. The resydew of my goods not gevyn and unbequethed I geve & beqeth to Thomas Ladkyns my son, whom I make my sole executor, he to pay my detts pforme my wyll & bring me honestly to the ground. And I order & make Willim Ladkyns my son oversear to see that thys my last wyll be truly pformyd & to the said Willim Ladkyns my son for hys paynes taking in that busyness I bequeth iijs iiijd. These being wytness Wyllm Roo parish preste of Bodyngton, Richard Wylbox, Robert Chylde, Willim Ladkyns with others.


SOURCES: Will of Thomas Ladkyns of Boddington, 1553.


Thomas had the following children:


1. Thomas


*2. William, born about 1520 of Boddington.



Other early Ladkins in Boddington:


These Ladkins are found in the Northamptonshire Calendar of Wills index:

SOURCE: Boddington parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.