FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOB AND MARY WYATT



Job Wyatt was christened 25 January 1650/1 in Cropredy, Oxfordshire, the son of John Wyatt and Sarah Tanner. He married 1) Mary in about 1675, then 2) Anne in about 1683. Job was a yeoman farmer.


Job Wyatt baptism

Baptism record for Job Wyatt in Cropredy:
"Jobe Wiatt the sunne of John Wiatt and Sarah his wife was baptized the xxv day of January"



Job died and was buried 9 March 1686/7 in Cropredy.

Job Wyatt burial

Burial record for Job Wyatt in Cropredy:
"Job Wyatt was buried the ninth day of March"

 
Job left a will proven in 1687: 


Job Wyatt will

Will of Job Wyatt of Cropredy, 1687



Will of Job Wyatt, written 24 Feb 1686, proven 1687

In the name of God Amen, this ffour and twentieth day of Ffebruary, in the third yeare of the reigne of our Sovraigne Lord James the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland Ffrance and Ireland, Defender of the faith, anno dom 1686, I Job Wyatt of Cropredy in the County of Oxon, yeoman, being sick and weake of body but of sound minde memory and understanding, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and knowing death to be certaine and the same thereof certain doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say, first and principally, I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, hoping and assuredly believing to have remission of all my sinnes and to be made ptaker of everlasting life through the merits of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer. And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently and Christianly interred att the care and discretion of my loving wife Anne Wyatt. And as touching my wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God of his infinite goodnes to endow me, I give and thereof in manner following (that is to say) all that my messuage or tenement in Little Borton in the said County of Oxon and all those two halfe yard lands and one piece of arrable ground with the appurtenance in the fields of Little Borton aforesaid and of Greate Borton in the said County of Oxon called Hardwick piece. And all other lands, tenements, commons and heriditaments in Greate Borton and Little Borton aforesaid which were upon my marriage with the said Anne my wife settled and assured to the use of myself for the terme of my naturall life and after my decease to the use of my said wife for the use of her naturall life for her joyneture with remanidere over I give and bequeath for default of heires of the body of my onely sonne John Wyatt & to my loving daughter Elizabeth Wyatt and to her heires assignes for ever. Item all that my one yardland in the fields of Great Borton and Little Borton aforesaid and all other my other lands, tenements, and hereditaments whereof I am seized in fee or of any other state of inheritance and no comprised in my said marriage settlement I give and bequeath unto my loving brother George Blagraw, gent., my loving cousin Thomas Wyatt of Cropredy aforesaid Gent and my loving friend Thomas Batchelor of Cropredy aforesaid yeoman and to their extro heires and assignes for the terme of fforty yeares comenting from the day of my decease upon and one or the trusts and subient to the proviso herein after mentoned. And from and after the expirason or sooner determinason of the said terme of fforty yeares I give and bequeath the same unto my said sonne John Wyatt and the heires of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such issue to my said loving wife Anne Wyatt for and during the terme of her naturall life. And ymediately from and after ther decease to my said daughter Elizabeth Wyatt and her heires and assignes for ever. And I doe hereby declare that the said estate and terme of fforty yeares soe by me given and bequeathed unto my said trustees and aforesaid was and is soe given and bequeathed unto them upon trust and confidence and to the intent and purpose that they and the survivors and survivor of them and the exro and xxx of the survivors of them shall by with and out of the Rents, xxx and profits of the pmises or by any lease or seases sole or sales to be thereof or any part or parts thereof made, raise, levy and pay with all conveinient speed after my decease all such debt and debts which I shall owe at the time of my decease which my psonall estate shall fall short to satisfie. And shall alsoe raise and levy for my said daughter Elizabeth the sume of one hundred poundes of lawfull money of England and shall pay the said unto her when and soe soone as she shall attaine her age of three and twenty yeares. And shall alsoe pay and allowe towards the maintenance of my said daughter until the said one hundred pounds shall become payeable unto her soe much money yearely as my said wife and trustee or the survivors or survivor of my said trustees during my said wives life, and after her decease as my said trustees onely or the survivors or survivor of the or the executor or administrator of the survivor of them shall thinke fit, and from and after the raising and payment  of the said moneyes  then upon trust that my said trustees and the survivor and survivors of them and the exro and admin of the survivor of them shall stand possessed of the premises and of all moneyes then remaning in their hands (their necessary costs and charges in and concerning the said trust being therreout first deducted and allowed) in trust for my said sonne John Wyatt and his heires provided always that if my said sonne John Wyatt and alsoe my said wife shall both of them depart this life before the said sume of one hundred pounds shall become payeable in manner as aforesaid and that in the used and xxx the said debts and maintenance shall be paid that then and from thereforth the said terme of fforty yeares shall lease and be void any thing herein conveyed to the contrary notwithstanding. And I doe hereby give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Wyatt the further sume of ffifty pounds of like money to be paid unto her by my said sonne within three moneths next after the day of his marriage or (torn) shall first happen. And I doe hereby charge and make the said one yardland and pmises not comprised in my said marriage settlement liable to and with the payment and satisfaction thereof any thing in this my will conteyned to the contrary notwithstanding. Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my said loving brother George Blagrave and my said cousin Thomas Wyatt and loving friend Thomas Batchelor all my goods, household stuffe, chattles, cattle, stock, cropp, and psonall estate whatsoever upon trust to make sole therof with all conveinient speed after my decease for payment of my debts and funeral expenses and if any moneys shall remaine in their hands after payment thereof I give and bequeath the same unto my said wife the better to enable her to maintaine my said children, nonetheless, my will and meaning is that if my said wife shall within six moneths next afther my decease satisfie and pay my funeral expenses and my debts and or soewith thereof as my said psonall estate shall amount unto or shall give such security to my said trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the exro or Admin of such survivors for doeing thereof as they shall approve of then I give and bequeath all my said goods, chattles, housefold stuffe and psonall estate unto my said wife to be and remaine at her disposal and make and ordaine her sole executrix of this my last will and testament but if she shall refuse or neglect the doeing thereof then I make and ordaine my said trustees executors of this my last will and testament. And I doe hereby declare that my said trustees shall not be lyeable unto or chargeable with any more … than they shall respectively actually receive or xxx . And I give and bequeath unto my said trustees the sume of ten shillings a piece for their paines to be taken in and aboute the trust in them hereby reposed as aforesaid. And I revoke all former wills and testamens by me made and I publish and declare this for and as my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Job Wyatt have to each sheete of this my las will and testament (being three in number) sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. 

Job Wyatt

Signed sealed and published by the testator in the psence of us and by us subscribed in the testators presence. Mary Wyatt, Robert Sabin, Robt Osborne


Job and Mary had the following child:

*1. Elizabeth, christened 25 January 1677/8 in Cropredy; married James Southam 31 October 1700 in Chacombe, Northamptonshire.

Elizabeth Wyatt baptism

Baptism record for Elizabeth Wyatt in Cropredy: "Elizabeth the daughter of Job Wiat and Mary his wife was baptized
the 25th day of January 1677"



Job and Anne had the following children:


2. Sarah, christened 21 September 1684 in Cropredy; buried 4 April 1686 in Cropredy.


3. John, christened 21 December 1685 in Cropredy.



SOURCES: Cropredy parish register; will of Job Wyatt, 1687 on www.ancestry.co.uk.


 
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN WYATT AND
SARAH TANNER



John Wyatt was christened 10 October 1608 in Cropredy, the son of Thomas Wyatt and Ursula Farmer.


John Wyatt baptism

Baptism record for John Wyatt in Cropredy:
"John Wyott the sonne of Thomas Wyott and Ursula his wyfe was baptized the tenth day of October anno dom 1608"



He married Sarah Tanner* 24 August 1634 in Cropedy. Sara was christened 8 December 1616 in Cropredy, the daughter of Edward and Constant Tanner.

John Wyatt marriage

Marriage record for John Wyatt and Sarah Tanner in Cropredy:
"John Wiatte & Sara Tanner weare married the xxiiijth daye of August beinge Bartlemews daye"


John was a farrier. At this time in England, a farrier provided veterinary care for horses, as well as shoeing horsed. In A History of the County of Oxford: Cropredy he is mentioned: "Cropredy was not solely dependent on agriculture and the usual village trades...of a number of Wyatt farriers John (d. 1669) was evidently a veterinary surgeon as well."  In The Town of Cropredy 1570-1640 he is mentioned, "Mr. John Wyatt farrier and vet had a library of books for his work."  The author continues, "John Wyatt, farrier, son of Thomas and Ursula and brother of William mentioned "my anvill and all my tooles instruments drugges, dyles, powders, medicines and all other materials whatsoever pertayning to my Erude (trade). Together with my whole study of Books." He died in 1669. Had he been writing for farriers and horsemen or just poems? John's eldest son John also became a farrier and farmer. The family moveing to the largest A Manor farm, leaving Sarah the widowed mother living on at the farriers house in Creampot Lane."


John died and was buried 3 July 1669 in Cropredy.


John Wyatt burial

Burial record for John Wyatt in Cropredy:
"John Wiatt the elder was buried the 3d day of July 1669."


His tombstone is mentioned in The Town of Cropredy 1570-1640: "John Wyatt I, farrier, who died the 30th day of June 1669 was the son of Thomas and Ursula. He once had a stone in the churchyard (which has gone or fallen and been covered by grass), written in capitals according to the Rev. D. Royce in 1880:

"SHOULD MEN FORBEAR, DUMB BRUTES WOULD YET DESCRY
THE FAMOUS FARRIERS WORTH OF CROPREDY
THOUGH WYATTS DEAD, HE LIVES IN SKILL AND FAME,
HEIRS OF HIS PRACTICE ETERNIZE HIS NAME."

On the gravestone was written: "Here lyeth the body of John Wyatt, farrier, (son of Thomas Wyatt and Ursula his wife), who departed this life the 30 day of June, Ano Dom. 1669" (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy, Oxon)


John left a will probated 11 November 1669:

John Wyatt will 1669

Will of John Wyatt of Cropredy, 1669


In the name of God Amen, I John Wyatt of Cropredy in the County of Oxon, gent., being att this tyme somewhat infirme in body but of sound mynd and perfect memory praised by Almighty God for the same doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner following: First I give my soule into the hands of God who gave it me, hoping through his mercies and the merits of Jesus Christ to obtayne eternall life. And my will is that my body be buried in Christian burial in such decent and seemly manner as my executors herein after named shall thinke meete and convenient. And for those wordly estates and goods which Gods blessing I am now seized and possessed of I dispose them as followeth: First I give and devise unto my true and loving wife Sarah Wyatt the third part with all parts to be divided of all my houses, lands, tenements and hereditaments situate lying and being in the towne, fields, liberties and premises of Little Borton and Great Borton in the said County of Oxon. And likewise the third part in three parts to be divided of all that my mannor of Berry situate and being in Shutswell in the countie Warr. And of all those my lands tenements and hereditaments which whatsoever in the towne and fields of Shutswell aforesaid for and during of her dower for all my estates above mentioned. Also I geve and bequeath unto my said wife all that halfe yeares rent which shalbe due for my said tenements after my decease. Also I give and devise unto my said loving wife Sara Wyatt, to my loving brother Robert Wyatt and to my loving friend Thomas Gorstellow of Wardington and to the survivors and survivor of them. And the executors and administrators of the survivor of them all that my said mannor of Berry together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereof. And all that my lands tenements and hereditaments in the common fields and libertyes of Shutswell aforesaid as well in possession as revered (except the third part thereof herein before given to my said wife ymmediatly from and after the said halfe yeares rent shall become due to my wife as aforesaid for & during and unto the full end and terme of six yeares from thence next ensueing fully to bee complete and ended. Nevertheless upon this condicon and to this intent and purpose and upon this speciall trust and confidence that they my said devisees and trustees and the survivors and survivor of them & the executors and administrators of the survivor of them shall for and during the said terme of six yeares received and take the rents, issues and profits of the premises to them devised and aforesaid. And my will is that all such profits and moneys that shalbe by them raised and made out of the same premises during the said terme shalbe by them or survivors of them or the executors or administrators of the survivor of them disposed and payd to my daughter Mary being for the raising of her a porton. And my will is that my said trustees shall pay and deliver the said moneyes and proffetts soe by them to be made as aforesaid unto my said daughter Mary within six days after they shall have received the same. Also I give and bequeath unto my sonne John all my lands, tenements and hereditaments lying and being in the towne & fields of Little Borton and Great Borton aforesaid (except the third pte herein before given to my said wife for and during & until my sonne Job shall have attained his age of one and twenty yeares he my said sonne John paying out thereof unto my said sonne Job tenne pounds per annum for & towards his maintenance and soe to pay after that unto proporionably for more or less then one yeare & ymmediatly after my said sonne Job shall have attained his full age of one and twenty yeares then I give and devise all my said lands, tenements and hereditaments in the town and fields of Little Borton aforesaid and Great Borton (except the third part thereof & given to my wife and aforesaid) unto my said sonne Job Wyatt and his heires forever. And for the other third parte of all my said lands, tenements and hereditaments in the said towne and fields of Little Borton and Great Borton, and given and devised unto my wife as aforesaid ymmediatly after the death and decease of her my said wife then I give and devise the said third part, and all other my estates, land, tenements and hereditaments, and reversions whatsoever in the said towne & fields of Little Borton and Great Borton unto my said sonne Job & his heires for ever. Also I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Wyatt the somme of three hundred pounds of lawfull money of England. Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my said sonne John Wyatt my anvil and all my tooles, instruments, drugs, oyles, powders, medicines and all other materials whatsoever pertaining to my trade, together with my whole study of books. And I doe alsoe further give and bequeath unto my said sonne John the browne gelding I usually ride on, and two cowes (vizt) the red coe, and the white carkt cow I last bought, & the newest iron bound carte with the wheeles and iron extras. And as for all that my said mannor of Bury with the rights, members & appurtenances thereof together with all those my lands, tenements and hereditaments and reversions whatsoever in the towne & fields of Shutswell aforesaid I leave the same to my heire ymmediatly as the respective estates thereof herein before lymitted shall determyne. Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Sarah Walker the somme of five pounds to be paid to her by my executrix within seaven monthes next after my decease. And I doe alsoe give unto my said trustees the somme of six pounds equally devided amongst them. And doe nominate two of them (vizt) my brother Robert and Thomas Gorstelowe to be overseers of this my will. All the rest of my goods, cattells, chattells and credits not herein before bequeathed (my debts and legacies being first paid & funerall expenses discharged) I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Sarah Wyatt whome I doe hereby make sole executors of this my last will & testament desireing her as my trust in her is that she will performe and execute the same according to my true intent and meaning herein before sett downe and declared. And I doe revoke all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have to both sheets of this my last will and testament sett my hand and seale the foure and twentieth day of June Anno Domini one thousand six hundred sixty nyne.

John Wyatt
Signed, sealed, declared and published in the presence of John Wyatt junior, Robert Wyatt, Tho: Gorstelowe




Sarah was buried 28 November 1682 in Cropredy as a widow. Her son Job was her administrator.


Sarah Wyatt administration

Administration of Sarah Wyatt, widow of Cropredy, 1683


She left an administration and inventory.


A true and pfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattles whereof Sarah Wyatt late of Cropredy in the County of Oxon, widowe, dyed possessed taken and apprized by we whose names are subscribed this eighteenth day of December Anno Domini 1682 as followeth:

Imprimus: her wearing apparel and money in her purse   10-00-00
Item two paire of flaxen sheets and Holland sheets, one long tablecloth, one short tablecloth and two pair of bed sheetes   02-08-00
Item one featherbed, one rug, one blanket, the curtains, vallence, two long feather bolsters and two short pillows   03-00-00
Item one twiggen chaire, one wooden chaire and court cupboard  00-10-00
Item one furnace  01-10-00
Item one featherbed  01-10-00
Item one bedsted in the parlour chamber  00-05-00
Item one joyntchaire, one flagon and two platters  00-08-00
Item one table and frame, six joynt stooles and one greene rugg  01-10-00
Item the rest of the goods in the chamber over the dayryhouse  02—00-00
Item the goods in the chamber over the old parlour  00-06-08
Item the goods in the chamber over the hall house  01-00-00
Item the goods in the new chamber   01-02-00
Item the goods in the parlour  00-10-00
Item the pewter, brasse and other goods in the kitchin  02-00-00
Item a maltmill and other goods in the buttery  01-00-00
Item lumber  00-05-00
The whoe sume is  29:04:08

Apprized by us
Thomas Wiatt
George Blagrave


Job kept careful account of Sarah's funeral expenses, legacies and debts:

Administration of all & singular the goods, chattels and credits of Sarah Wyatt whilest she lived in the pish and peculiar jurisdiction of Cropredy and County of Oxon, wid, deceased intestate made  in the hundred of & upon his administration of the goods, credits and chattells of the said deceased and exhibited before the Worthy Joseph Woodward, Master of Arts & Surrogate to the Right Hon. Thomas Bouchier, Dr. of Law & official or Comissary of the peculiar jurisdiction of Cropredy aforesaid at a visitation holden there the 26th day of May Anno Dom 1684.

Imprimis this accountant chargeth himself with the full value of all and singular the goods, chattells & credits of the said decesd as they are prized or valued, verifyed and conteyned in a jury thereof made exhibited & remaining in the registery of the peculiar jurisdiction of Cropredy aforesaid amounting to the sume of 29-04-08.

Whereof accountant dischargeth himself & maketh allowance for the necessary expensed, payment and charges as followeth (viz.)

Imprimus payd for the ffunerall expenses of the said deceased  08-14-00
Item payd for a ffunerall sermon  00-10-00
Item payd to Wm Shirley & Esaiah Watts his wife  00-03-10
Item payd to two women for lying out the deceased & making affidavit of the decesed burying in woolen  00-04-00
Item payd to Willm. Middlemore  00-00-09
Item payd to Mr. Welshman for a cordiall  00-03-06
Item payd for chimney money due in the life time of the deceased  00-05-00
Item payd to Thomas Batchelor for malt  00-03-00
Item payd for the letters of Administration exhibiting & ingrossing the inventorys & others charges invidout thereunto  00-14-00
Item payd the apparitor for his fees  00-02-00
Item payd for the deceased gravestone  00-10-00
Item payd to Hester Blagrave which her godmother desired she should have  00-05-00
Item payd for biefe & mutton for supper at the ffunerall  00-08-00
Item payd to Thomas Batchelor & Richard Watts for hedgeing & disking round the close  00-14-00
Item payd for drawing the accompt & ingrossing the same with the quietus oft under seale  00-15-00
Suma Expositor  13-12-01

Imprimus their computant suman  3-2-6
Item Sara Walker als Wyat fil defit sum  3-02-6
Item Marie Sharman als Wyat fil est defit sum  3-02-6
Item Elizabethe Hermitage als Wyat fil est defit sum  3-02-6
Item Johannis Wyat
Ffirmar Wyat
Sara Wyat
et Marie Wyat    03-02-06



John and Sarah had the following children:


1. John, christened 29 June 1635 in Cropredy; married Mary Simkins 16 April 1660 in Cropredy; died 7 September 1676 in Cropredy: "On a freestone tomb, at the east end of the church: - "Here lieth the body of John Wyat, son of John Wyat and Sarah his wife, who deceased September the 7th, 1676". (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy, Oxon) In The Town of Cropredy: "John's eldest son John also became a farrier and farmer. The family moving to the largest A Manor farm, leaving Sarah the widowed mother living on at the farriers house in Creampot Lane."


2. Robert, christened 13 August 1637 in Cropredy.


3. Richard, christened 21 June 1640 in Cropredy.


4. Sary, christened 2 September 1642 in Cropredy; married Thomas Walker 16 April 1667 in Cropredy.


5. Thomas, christened 8 December 1644 in Cropredy.


6. Elizabeth, christened 17 April 1647 in Cropredy; married Mr. Hermitage.


7. Robert, christened 27 September 1650 in Cropredy; buried the same day "At the east end of the churchyard, on a freestone tomb: "Here lieth the Body of Robert Wyatt, son of John and Sarah, buried the 27th day of September 1650". (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy, Oxon)


*8. Job, christened 25 January 1650/1 in Cropredy.


9. Mary, christened 9 December 1653 in Cropredy; married Mr. Sharman.


10. Farmer, born 16 April 1657; christened 15 May 1657 in Cropredy; buried 25 May 1661 in Cropredy: "Here lieth the Body of Farmer Wyatt, son of John and Sarah Wyatt, buried the 25th day of May 1661". (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy, Oxon)



SOURCE: Cropredy parish register; will of John Wyatt, 1669; administration and inventory of Sarah Wyatt, 1682; The Town of Cropredy 1570-1640, Pamela Keegan; Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy, Oxon.

*Sara Tanner was extracted as Sarah Tame in Cropredy parish register CD, but shows as Tanner in the original parish register. The Tanners are a Cropredy family, but there are no Tames in this time period.






FAMILY RECORD OF
THOMAS WYATT AND
URSULA FARMER



Thomas Wyatt was born in about 1580 of Cropredy. He married 1) Elyzabeth, then 2) Ursula Farmer 21 October 1605 in Cropredy. Thomas was a blacksmith.


Thomas Wyatt marriage

Marriage record for Thomas Wyatt and Ursula Farmer in Cropredy:
"Thomas Wyott and Ursula Farmer weare maried the xxjth day of October Anno 1605"


Ursula was christened 28 September 1585 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, the daughter of William Farmer, yeoman of Daventry. Daventry is a market town about 15 miles northeast of Cropredy. Ursula and her sister Ales were christened the same day. William Farmer's will of 1629 mentions his daughter "Ursula Wyat". There is a mention of a debt owed to "William ffarmer" in the will of Richard Terry in Cropredy in 1603. (The Town of Cropredy, 1570-1640)

The Wyatts moved into a house on Creampot Lane in Cropredy, shown as #31 in the map below. The Watts family lived nearby at #34. In The Town of Cropredy the Wyatt's location is discussed: "William Wyatt's father Thomas had moved up to Creampot, next to the Rede's farm, at about the same time as the schoolmaster left to get married (1596), but both families had a keen interest in the welfare of horses and forwarding education. The schoolmaster was asked to write Thomas Wyatt's will not Ambrose Holbech."

Additional information is given in The Town of Cropredy, in a discussion of servants: "Wyatt, one of the two blacksmiths on the Green, moved to Kynds vacated farm (31) at the top of Creampot Lane in the 1620's and continued to practice as a farrier and vet. At the same time he began to farm and needed some help from sons and a maid. The Wyatt family took their maid Elizabeth Bostocke, who had been with them according to the lists since 1614 when she became eighteen."


Map of Cropredy



Thomas is mentioned in The Town of Cropredy 1570-1640: "While the Cropredy husbandmen were educating their sons, the craftsmen were equally keen. Thomas Wyatt may not have been able to sign his will, but he was determined to send his sons to school, and judging by their signatures, books and grave rhymes they were benefiting from his persistence."

The family seems to have been notable for their hard work and love of education. In The Town of Cropredy 1570-1640: "The town was run not by an elite group of wealthy townsmen, but by a collection of tenants united by their leased land. They must between them organise the parish work...Artisans who contributed their harvest labour were not reduced by such undertakings. There was room for some independence in a town which was not destroyed by a wealthy gentleman's patrimony. Craftsmen such as Thomas Wyatt could also move progressively upwards on leased land. He moved to Kynd's deserted farmstead and carried on shoeing horses with some veterinary work while farming. His son either inherited his books or as a farmer cum farrier had his own. This family was unusual. A few generations before the Howse family had spread to three farms remaining as husbandmen, but the Wyatts managed to move in three generations to becoming gentlemen and lease the two manor farms and at least three others while buying land in Shotteswell...Could hard work and eventual achievement, as the Wyatts believed in, be available to all? It seems not."

Another mention of the family's upward mobility is found in A History of the County of Oxford: "For about a century after 1668 the manor-house was leased to the Wyatt family, which included some notable farriers; rhyming inscriptions on the tombstones at Cropredy of John Wyatt (d. 1669) and of his son John testify to their skill. By 1750 the Wyatts were often 'gentlemen' rather than 'yeomen'...The wealth of the Cropredy farmers varied widely, from members of such families as the Wyatts, who inhabited large farm-houses and were consistently prosperous throughout the 17th century, to others who left personalty at their deaths valued as little as £20 and less." (A History of the County of Oxford: Cropredy)


Thomas Wyatt, the blacksmith, was an overseer and witness to the will of Justinian Hunt in 1609, and one of those who participated in taking his inventory.


Thomas died and was buried 25 April 1635 in Cropredy.


Thomas Wyatt burial

Burial record for Thomas Wyatt in Cropredy:
"Thomas Wiatt was buried the xxvth daye of Aprill"



Thomas left a will proven in 1635:


Thomas Wyatt will

Will of Thomas Wyatt of Cropredy, 1634


Thomas Wyatt of Cropredy, written 28 May 1634, proven 1635

In the name of God, amen, the eight and twentieth daye of Maye anno domini 1634, I Thomas Wiatt of Cropredie in the Countie of Oxford, blacksmith, being weake in bodie but of perfect remembrance, thankes be to God for the same, doe ordayne and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, viz,: ffirst bequeathing my soule into the hands for Almightie God my maker and Jesus Christ my Redeemer hopinge to have full pardon of all my sinnes by the passion of Jesus Christ, and my bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Cropredie aforesaide.
Imprimus, I give unto William Wiatt my sonne the sume of tenne shillings of lawfull English moneye within one yeare after my decease the rest of his portion he hath received already.
Item, I give unto John Wiatt my second sonne all the Smithie tooles, the better payre of bellowes, the anvil and all the tooles that are in the shhoppe fitt for a smith to worke with all and one bedsteede that he hath on with the bed clothes that are on it.
Item, I give unto Margarett Wiatt my daughter the sume of foure pounds of lawfull English moneye to be paid psently after my deacesse, the rest of her portion shee hath already.
Item, I give unto Robert Wiatt my sonne the sume of tenne pounds of lawfull English moneye presentlie after my decease.
Item I give further to the said Robert a bedsteede in the cockloft, the joyndebed, and what cloathes, his mother can spare and a hundredth of elme boards by me xxx.
Item, I give unto Thomas Wiatt my sonne the sume of tenne pounds of lawfull English moneye with in one moneth after my deceasse.
Item, I give unto Michaell Wiatt my sonne the sume of tenne poundes of lawfull English moneye within two yeares after my decease.
Item, I give unto Elizabeth Wiatt my daughter tenne pounds of lawfull English moneye within foure yeares after my decease.
Item I give unto Isabell Wiatt my daughter the sume of tenne pounds of lawfull English meneye when shee shall accomplish the age of twentie yeares.
All the rest of my goods unbequeathed moveable and unmoveable of what nature or kinde soever they be I wyshe give them all unto Ursula Wiatt my wife whome I make my sole and only executrixe, she pforming this my will in everie poynte. My overseers I desire William Wiatt, Robert Crowleye of Great Bourton & John Lucas of Cropredie & for theire paynes I give them twelve pence apiece & John Wiatt my sonne my overseer also.
Thomas Wiatt his sign

Witnesses to this present will:
William Reade writer of this will
Robert Crowley
William Wyatt
Mary Plant her mark

Inventory
 A true and pfect inventorie of all the goods, cattells & chattells of Thomas Wiatt of Cropredie in the Countie of Oxon, blacksmith, deceased, taken and praysed the 23th of Aprill anno domini 1635 by John Cleredge and Robert Crowleye, William Wyatt and John Wiatt
Imprimus, his apparel   4-01-0
Item, his moneye   16-4-0
Item in the parlour
Two tables with frames, 3 formes, one cubberd with couches & seelings  2-0-0
Item in the hall
One table and fframe, one cubberd with stooles & benches  1-3-4
Item in the kitchin
One ffurnace, two ffatts, too coules, one ponding troughe with other implements  3-10-4
In the shop
One payre of bellowes, one anvil, two xxx, one xxx, three sledges three hand hammers, three xxx, with iron trundle a fire tongnes & pinchers with other implements  5-6-8
In the buttrye
Two halfe hogsheads, twelve barrells, one sand  1-13-4
In the daye house
Ffoure shelves and certeine milke vessels  0-8-0
Item over the buttrye
One last and xxx & cheesevarks  1-0-0
In the parlour chamber
One joynbed, one trundle bed, two ffether beeds, one woolbed, foure feather bolsters
Three coverlids, one blanket, three pillows and one payre of certaynes to the bed   10-8-4
Item in the same roome, one table and frame, foure stooles, one chayre, one chest & benches & wanescote   1-2-0
In the chamber over the hall
Two bedsteeds, one trundlebed, one ffeather bed, three woollbeds, seaven feather boulsters, foure blankets, one coverlid, one rug, two chests, two boses, one coffer  2-10-0
Item over the parlour chamber
One loft, two bedsteeds with partitions  4-0-0
Item in linnen, sixteen payre of sheets, two dozens of napkins, one towel and table cloathes, five pillowebeeres with other small linnen and yarne & hempe   7-16-0
Item, one peere of newe cloath 0-26-8
Item, the pewter, thwentie dishes, three fflagons, three salts, three candlesticks with other smale peeces   3-8-0
Item, the brasse, ffive kettles, three potts, one warming pan with ther small peeeces   2-13-4
Item, three linnen wheeles, one woolen wheele, one mault milne  0-19-4
Item, two horses & two mares  11-0-0
Item two carts, one plough, three harrowes and geeres  4-10-0
Item, three beasts   8-0-0
Item, three and thirtie sheepe   13-0-0
Item, two hogs  1-0-0
Item, the bacon  1-6-9
Item hovels wood & boards  7-10-8
Item, awell xxx, sixe hogg troughs of stone & a horse troughe  0-15-0
Item, the corne in the house  1-4-0
Item, the cropp in the fielde of wheat, barley and pease  20-0-0
Item, the poultry, one iron pott, three spitts, and iron hangings, one iron grate with shippicke shovels and other small implements  1-8-4

Some totalis  141 – 14-0
John Claridge
Robert Crowley



Thomas and Elyzabeth had the following child:


1. William, christened 3 October 1596 in Cropredy; married Jane.



Thomas and Ursula had the following children:


2. Edward, christened 15 October 1606 in Cropredy.


*3. John, christened 10 October 1608 in Cropredy; married Sarah Tanner 24 August 1634 in Cropredy.


4. Margaret, christened 29 November 1610 in Cropredy.


5. Rychard, christened 4 April 1613 in Cropredy.


6. Robert, mentioned in father's will of 1635; married Alice.


7. Elizabeth, christened 21 June 1617 in Cropredy.


8. Thomas, christened 13 August 1620 in Cropredy; married Hester.


9. Isabell, christened 24 June 1623 in Cropredy; buried 22 September 1663 in Cropredy.


9. Michael, christened 2 October 1625 in Cropredy.




SOURCE: Cropredy parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Thomas Wyatt, 1635; The Town of Cropredy, 1570-1640, Pamela Keegan; A History of the County of Oxford: Cropredy.