FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND MARY BATCHELOR

John Batchelor, the son of John and Anne Batchelor, was christened 25 April 1663 in Cropredy. John, Jr. had farm land in Cropredy and is listed as a miller of Slatt Mill, and then later a yeoman farmer of Little Bourton. He married Mary in about 1687. His father, John, Sr. appears first in the records:
 
 

1669 Little Bourton - 1673

John Batcheler              1/4 + 1/2

James Batcheler           1 1/4 yds
 

John Batchelor, Senr.

May 1694 - 1701               1/8

Nov 1701 - 1709
 
 

John, Jr. purchased land in 1696:
 

John Hall of Great Bourton, yeoman sold to John Batchelor of Slatt Mill, miller, for 23 - 12s - 0d a ley of greensward in Great Bourton and Little Bourton (1/4 of yardland) lying in a furlong called "Between Mills".
 


Slatt
          Mill


                                                               Slatt Mill


 

John is listed in the Tithe Payments:
 

John Batchelor, Jnr.

Nov 1701                       Mill + 1/4

Nov 1702 - 1703                     1/4

Nov 1703 - May 1705             1/2
 
 

In 1704 he rented for one year of possession:
 

John Batchellor of Little Bourton, yeoman parcells of land in Little Bourton and Great Bourton in the common fields totalling 1/4 of yardland and the pertaining common of pasture by Geo. Flowers in an Indenture of 5 James II
 
 

John, Jr. continues to appear in the Tithe Payments:
 

Nov 1705 - 1708                     3

Nov 1708 - 9                           2

1712 - May 1723                 2 1/4 + 1/2           6s - 4 1/2
 
 

Then he is listed as John, Sr. in 1723:
 

Nov 1723                            9 - 4 1/2

May 1724                            7 - 10
 
 

In 1724 John and Thomas Batchelor shared 3 yardlands in Bourton.

 


John died and was buried 7 February 1724 in Cropedy.



John Batchelor burial

Burial record for John Batchelor in Cropredy: "John Batchelour of Little Bourton was buried on ye 16th day of Feb: 1724"



John left a will and inventory dated 6 July 1725:



John Batchelor will

Will of John Batchelor of Little Bourton, 1724



In the name of God Amen, I John Batchelor of Little Borton in the county of Oxon, yeoman, being weak of body but of sound mind & considering the certainty of death & how uncertain the time thereof is, do therefore of this twenty eight day of March, in the ninth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George by the grace of God Kin of Great Brittain &c, anno dom 1724 make & ordaine this my last will & testament as followeth, my soul I commend into the hands of Almighty God hoping for salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ, my body my will is should be decently buried at the charge, care & discretion of my executor herein after named & as touching my wordly estate, I dispose thereof as is herein after declared. Imprimis I give to my son Thomas the sum of five shillings. Item I give to my daughter Mary the sum of two hundred pounds. Item I give to my grandson Thomas Hunt the sum of five pounds to be paid to him when he is ten years of age if he lives. Item I give to my brothers son John the sum of five pounds which is in his fathers hand to be paid to him by his father. Item I give to John Clarke the sum of five shillings. Item I give to Richard Hirons the son of Tho: Hirons the sum of five shillings. Item I give to John Matthew the sum of five shillings. Item I give to Mary Hodgskin the wife of Dann the sum of five shillings. Item I give to Elizabeth Edwards the sum of five shillings. Item I give to the poor of Little Borton the sum of twenty shillings to be distributed by my son Thomas & John Claridge as they shall think fit. Item for all the rest of my goods, cattels & chattels & money whatsoever I give to my wife for the terms of her life at her disposal and that she may pay all debts & legacies (except John Batchelor) and do make her sole executrix of this my last will & testament revoking all other wills & testaments. In witness whereof the said John Batchelor have hereunto set my hand & seal they day & year above written.


John Batchelor signature

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us, Richard Paris, Richard Cherry, Richard Bachelor.



John Batchelor inventory

Inventory for John Batchelor


 

Inventory had and taken of all the goods and chattels of John Batchelor, late of Little Borton, deceased on Febury 16, 1724

Item for waring apparel and mony in purse  03 00 00

In the dwelling house one table and the pewter with other things  02 05 00

In the dary house and buttery 3 tubs and the barrels with other things  01 00 00

In the chamber over the dary house one bed with other things  00 15 00

In the yard 2 cows  06 10 00

For hay and cord and wheat on the ground  04 06 1

Apraysed by us whose names are under written

John How

John Claridge

 



John and Mary Batchelor had the following children:
 
 

1. William, christened 9 September 1689 in Cropredy; died 27 June 1721; buried in Cropredy.
 
 

2. Thomas, christened 29 November 1691 in Cropredy; married Mary; buried 15 January 1747 in Cropredy.
 
 

*3. Sarah, christened 17 January 1696 in Cropredy, married Justinian Hunt 2 June 1719 in Cropredy, buried 25 March 1722 in Cropredy.
 
 

4. Mary, born 9 March 1703 in Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford, England, christened 11 April 1703 in Cropredy.

Mary Batchelor baptism

Baptism record for Mary Batchelor in Cropredy: "Mary, the daughter of John Batchelour of Little Borton, yeoman,

and Mary his wife was borne on the nineth day of March, and baptized on the eleventh day of Aprill: 1703"
 

 

SOURCES: Bishop's Transcripts, Cropredy Parish, FHS# 95235; monumental inscriptions for Cropredy; Cropredy parish register; IGI; will of John Batchelor, 1724, on www.findmypast.co.uk..
 
 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND ANNE BATCHELOR


John Batchelor was christened 12 February 1626 in Cropredy, the son of Rychard Batchelor and Anne Gardner. John married Anne in about 1650. John worked as a shepherd.


John died and was buried 21 October 1694 in Cropredy.

John Batchelor burial

Burial record for John Batchelor in Cropredy:
"John Barchelour was buryed on the twenty first day of October, 1694"



Anne died and was buried 14 October 1697 in Cropredy.


John and Anne had the following children:
 

1. Anne, christened 30 January 1653 in Cropredy.
 

2. Thomas, christened 26 November 1653 in Cropredy; married Hannah; occupation - shepherd; will written 12 January 1703; buried 16 January 1704 in Cropredy.
 

3. John, christened 21 August 1655 in Cropredy.
 

4. Mary, born 22 August 1659 in Cropredy; christened 30 September 1659 in Cropredy.
 

*5. John, christened 25 April 1663 in Cropredy; married Mary; buried 6 July 1725.

John Batchelor baptism

Baptism record for John Batchelor in Cropredy: "John Batchelor the sonne of John Batcheler and Anne his wife was baptized
upon the ffive and twentieth day of Aprill"

 

6. James, christened 15 March 1664 in Cropredy.
 

7. Richard, christened 8 September 1666 in Cropredy.
 

8. Judith, christened 3 September 1670 in Cropredy.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Cropredy parish register; will of Thomas Batchelor, 1703.
 
 

 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RYCHARD BATCHELOR AND
ANNE GARDNER


Rychard Batchelor was christened 25 April 1597 in Cropredy, the son of James Batchelor and Dorothy Tredwell. He married Anne Gardner 7 May 1621 in Cropredy.

Richard Gardner marriage

Marriage record for Richard Batchelor and Anne Gardner in Cropredy:
"Richard Bacheler & Anne Gardner was married the vijth daye of May"


Anne was christened 15 April 1599 in Cropredy, the daughter of Richard Gardner and Agnes (or Anne) Hickman.


Rychard and Anne Batchelor had the following children:
 

1. James, christened 3 February 1622 in Cropredy.
 

2. Judeth, christened 28 March 1624 in Cropredy.
 

*3. John, christened 12 February 1626 in Cropredy; married Anne in about 1650; buried 21 October 1694 in Cropredy.


4. Richard, christened 12 October 1628 in Cropredy.
 

5. Ellen, christened 17 November 1632 in Cropredy.
 

6. Richard, christened 26 June 1636 in Cropredy.
 
 

SOURCES: Cropredy parish register on CD; Cropredy Bishop's Transcripts.
 
 

 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES BATCHELOR AND
DOROTHY TREDWELL


James Batchelor was born in about 1570 of Cropredy, the son of Thomas Batchelor. James married Dorothy Tredwell 12 May 1595 in Cropredy.

James Batchelor marriage

Marriage record for James Batchelor and Dorothy Tredwell in Cropredy:
"James Bachler and Dorethe Tredwell were married the xijth of May"


Dorothy died and was buried 6 July 1634 in Cropredy.

Dorothy Batchelor burial

Burial record for Dorothy Batchelor in Cropredy:
"Dorithye Bachler was buried the vith daye of Julye 1634"


James died and was buried 25 May 1642 in Cropredy.

James Batchelor burial

Burial record for James Batchelor in Cropredy:
"James Batchlor was buried the xxv day of May"



James and his son Richard are mentioned in the will of Robert Mannsell, miller, of Cropredy in 1635: "I give to Edward Mansell, clarke, my eldest sonne and to Margarett Mansell my wife...the halfe yardlands meadowe which I bought of James and Richard Batchelor".


James and Dorothy had the following children:
 

*1. Rychard, christened 25 April 1597 in Cropredy; married Anne Gardner 7 May 1621 in Cropredy.

Richard Batchelor baptism

Baptism record for Richard Batchelor in Cropredy: "Rychard Bachler the sonne of Jame and Dorety his wife was christened the 25 of Aprill"
 

2. Anne, christened 15 April 1599 in Cropredy; married Thomas Cherye 19 May 1619 in Cropedy.
 

3. Marie, christened 31 May 1601 in Cropredy; married Michaell Crosse 28 January 1630 in Cropredy.
 

4. Elizabeth, christened 18 April 1604 in Cropredy.
 

5. Rebekah, christened 26 January 1606 in Cropredy; married Thomas Elkington 16 July 1627 in Cropredy; buried 7 May 1651 in Cropedy.
 

6. William, christened 28 August 1608 in Cropedy.
 

7. Avyce, christened 29 September 1611 in Cropredy; married William Palmer 12 August 1635 in Cropredy.
 
 

SOURCES: IGI; Cropredy parish register.
 

 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS BATCHELOR

Thomas Batchelor was born in about 1540 of Little Bourton, and is likely the son of Richard and Jone Batchelor. He became a husbandman.


Thomas was buried 21 February 1612/3 in Cropredy.

Thomas Batchelor burial

Burial record for Thomas Batchelor in Cropredy:
"Thomas Bacheler was buried the xxith daye of Ffebruarye"



He left a will written in 1613, naming his son James, James' six children, and  daughters Alice and Elizabeth. The will is torn and missing in parts in the center of the will. Another daughter is named in the will, but her name was on the torn part of the will.


Thomas Batchelor will

The will of Thomas Batchelor, 1613


Thomas Batchelor of Great Bourton, husbandman, 1613, probated April 1613

In the name of God Amen: the last will of Thomas Batchlar of Little Bartouwne in the ____of Oxford, husbandman, ffyrst I bequeath my soule to Allmightie God ___ to Jesus Christ my Saviour and ___ my body to be buried in Cropedy churchyard. Item I give unto Ann Batchellor twoe sheepe and five shillings. Item I give to Marry Batchellor twoe sheepe and five shillings. Item I give to Elizabeth Batchellor ij sheepe and five shillings. Item I give to Rebecka Batchellor twoe sheep and vs. Item I give to Wm Batchellor twoe sheepeand five shillings. Item I give to Avies Batchellor twoe sheep and v s. Item I give to the five daughters of James Batchellor above named to every one of them a calfe and my sonne James shall breed them as deliver them to them at the age of xxi yeares. Item I give to the bells of Cropredy xijd. Item I give to the poore of Little Barton xijd and to the poore of Great Barton xijd. Item I give to Alice my daughter xijd. Item I give to Elizabeth my daughter v-d and to her foure children ijs a peece to be payd at their adge of xxi yeares. Item I give to my daughter ____her iiij sonnes xij-d a peece. All the rest, legacyes beinge payed _____ of all my goods and cattell I give unto James Batchellor my sonne and  I make him my sole executor.

The mark and seale of Thomas Batchellor


He also left an inventory:


Thomas Batchelor

Inventory of Thomas Batchelor



A true noete of all the goods and cattell of Thomas Batchelor of Littell Bortonn in the countie of Oxforde, deceased, the xxth of Ffebruary 1612 as the whear praysed Richard Garnear, Richard Hirhmon, William Sharmon, Thomas Hunt, Richard Bonsomes the xxiiijth of Ffebruary 1612.

 

Item tenne shiep at vs iiijd a peace the sum  ij l xiijs iiijd

Item an harness at    iiij l

Item on halop harnes   xxs

Item three cobs at    viijl xd

Item corone in the barene at   xijl

Item haye at   iiijl

Item a pese rick at   ijl

Item a longe carte at   ijl

Item bordes and othear tiembears at   ijl

Item youtienge fatte at   vs

Item an old wood and coles at   iijl

Item an plowe and harrowes at    vijs

Item on pare of farute loges  vij s

Item three bages at  iiijs

Item on malte miell at  xs

Item on tabell and frame  vs

Item on faren bare and a motarke at   vs

Item pewtear and bras at   xxs

Item on ladle at   xs

Item barrelles payeles and drye fattes at  xxijs

Item on bedsted and on cupboard at vs

Item too corkes and on peare of ___ at   ijs vid

Item on fastienge ___ and on henne penne at iiijs

Item is wherineng aparriell at vl xs

Item on fagiet and caboardes at  iiijd

Item bedienge at   ijl

Item five peare of shietes at ijl

Item twoe bedstedes and on cofearse at vijs

Item rase goings and on hoars at   viijs

Item John Batchelar of Athearberrye oeth him ijl

Item William Sharman of Littell Bortonn oeth him  xxxxs

Item James Bachelar oeth his father when he died iil xd

Item corne on the grounde     ijl

Item haleme on a rick  xs

Item too shawes at xs

The whole sum is 64  14  10



Thomas Batchelor had the following children:

1. James, born in about 1550; married Dorothy Tredwell 12 May 1595 in Cropredy; buried 25 May 1642 in Cropredy.

2. Alice, married William Gibs 2 May 1592 in Cropredy.

3. Elizabeth, married Hugh Sherwood 13 March 1594/5 in Cropredy.

4. Daughter, name unknown.


SOURCE: Will of Thomas Batchelor, 1613, on www.findmypast.co.uk.


 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD AND JONE BATCHELOR 


Richard Batchelor was born in about 1510 of Cropredy, most likely the son of Thomas Bacheler. He married 1) Jone in about 1537, and 2) Anys in about 1560.

Anys, wife of Richard died and was buried 18 November 1572 in Cropredy. Richard died and was buried 1 August 1583 in Cropredy.

Richard Batchelor burial

Burial record for Richard Batchelor in Cropredy:
"Rychard Bachler was buried the ffyrst day of August"


Richard and Jone had the following children:
 

1. Margery, christened 24 February 1539 in Cropredy.


*2. Thomas, born in about 1540 of Cropredy; buried 21 February 1612/3 in Cropredy.


3. John, christened 10 July 1541 in Cropredy; buried 27 December 1545 in Cropredy.


4. Antony, christened 13 August 1544 in Cropredy.


4. John, christened 3 June 1548 in Cropredy.

 

SOURCES: IGI; Cropredy parish register.

                                                                                      


                                                                                                                         THOMAS BACHELER

Thomas Bacheler of Bourton is found in land records in the early 1500s in Cropredy, and is likely the father of Richard Batchelor. He was probably born in the late 1400s. He is found in an indenture dated 26 August 1512 as a churchwarden:

"Witnesseth that Master Roger Lupton, Vicar of Cropredy, within the countie of Oxford, on that oon partie, delyvered in redy money to Thomas Colyar, John Jefkyn, of Cropredy, and Thomas Browne and Thomas Bacheler, of Burton, Churchwardens of Cropredy and Burton, on that other partie, six pounds, thirteyne shillings, and four pens sterling; for the which the seid Thomas, John, Thomas and Thomas convenauntith and byndith theme and ther successours, Church wardens of Cropredy and Burton, that they shall fynde, or cause to be founde, at ther proper coste and charge, immediately after date hereof, and so contynely for evermore, oon persoone to keep dewly the clok of Cropredy aforseid goynge hourely, and to ring dayly, booth wynter and somer, at foure of the clok in the mornyng, the grettest or the myddell bell, by the space of a quarter of an houre; and to toll dayly the Avees bell at six of the clok in the mornyng, at xij of the clok at noone, and at foure of the clok at afternoone; and to toll also in wynter at vij of the clok in thenyght thre tolls, and immediately after the tolling to ring curfew by the space of a quarter of an hour; and in somer to toll and ring curfew in lyeke manner, betwix viij of the clok and ix at the nyght. And if it happen the Churchwardens for the tyme being, what soever they be, to make default in the preraysses, or in any of theme, by the space of a moneth, then they to forfett to the Vicar of Cropredy vja viijd, and so for every moneth; and if it happen the Churchwardens of Cropredy and Burton to make default an hole year, then they to forfett to the Vicar of Cropredy x sterling. Moreover, the seid Churchwardens byndith themselfs in the payne of ten pounds to perchesse within vij yeres next foloing date hereof, as myeh londs as shall be sufficient to bere the charges aforeseid."

Another grant in 3 October 1512, mentions Thomas: "Roger Lupton him self appears to give houses and lands for this his purpose. For Roger Lupton and Rich. Skipwith grant to Thos. Ffrench, Bob. Lumbard, Rich. Howse, Hugh Page, Will. Lumbard, Rog. Truste, Rob. Burman, Will. Grene, Tho. Smyth, Tho. Dalton, Will. Newman, Rob. Osburne, Peter Lumbard, John Shereman, John Gubbys, Tho. Hall, John Gyll, Tho. Plant, Will. Walker, Tho. Gobyn, Valentine Jamys, Tho. Colyer, John Jefkyns, Thos. Browne and Tho. Bacheler, of Cropredy, our two tenements iu Wardington, two crofts appertaining, and a quarter of a yardland; one tenement and croft between Hugh Tynkok, north, and Rob. Mathew, south ; the other tenement and croft between Joan Sabyon, widow, east, and Juliana Collys, west  which tenements lately were Thos. Besonds, of Wardington."


SOURCE: Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy, Oxon, Rev. D. Royce, 1880.


Other early Batchelors in Cropredy records:

John Batchelor is mentioned in a land deed of 1557: "May 10, 1557 Tho. Smythe, Tho. Gubbyn and Roger Truste, transfer the property to, apparently for the most part, younger men:  John Ffrenshe, sen., and Tho. Ffrenshe, his son, John Ffrenshe, jun., Tho. Howse, and William, his son, his son, Rich. Lumbard, Will. Page, Tho. Robins, and Rich., his son, John Gibbes and Will., his son, John, son of Will. Hall, James Hall, Will. Helkington, Vincent Baylis, John Pryons, Peter Tyms, John Gubbyn, Will. Plant, Rob. Mole, John Gibbes, Nich. Gardener, and John Bacheler, parishioners of the parish church of Croprydie." (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy)


SOURCES: Cropredy parish register.





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