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
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".
John is listed in the Tithe Payments:
John Batchelor, Jnr.
Nov 1701 Mill + 1/4
Nov 1702 - 1703 1/4
Nov 1703 - May
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
6s - 4 1/2
Then he is listed as John, Sr. in 1723:
Nov 1723 9 - 4 1/2
In 1724 John and Thomas Batchelor shared 3 yardlands
John died and was buried 7 February 1724 in Cropedy.
a will and inventory dated 6 July 1725:
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 brother 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.
and delivered in the presence of us, Richard Paris,
Richard Cherry, Richard Bachelor.
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 and Mary Batchelor had the following children:
christened 9 September 1689 in Cropredy; died 27 June 1721;
buried in Cropredy.
christened 29 November 1691 in Cropredy; married Mary;
buried 15 January 1747 in Cropredy.
christened 17 January 1696 in Cropredy, married Justinian
Hunt 2 June 1719 in Cropredy, buried 25 March 1722 in
born 9 March 1703 in Little Bourton, Cropredy, Oxford,
England, christened 11 April 1703 in Cropredy.
Baptism record for Mary Batchelor in Cropredy: "Mary, the daughter of John Batchelour of Little Borton, yeoman,
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
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.
Anne died and was buried 29 July 1708 in Cropredy.
Burial record for Anne Batchelor in
"Anne Batchelour wife of John Batchelour of Little Borton was buryed on ye twenty nineth day of July: 1708"
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.
6. James, christened 15 March 1664 in Cropredy.
7. Richard, christened 8 September 1666 in
8. Judith, christened 3 September 1670 in
SOURCE: IGI; Cropredy parish register; will of Thomas
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RYCHARD BATCHELOR AND
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.
Anne was christened 15 April 1599 in Cropredy, the
daughter of Richard Gardner and Agnes (or Anne) Hickman.
Anne died and was buried 27 February 1710 in Cropredy.
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
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
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES BATCHELOR AND
James Batchelor was born in about 1570 of Cropredy, the son of Thomas Batchelor. James married Dorothy Tredwell 12 May 1595 in Cropredy.
Dorothy died and was buried 6 July 1634 in Cropredy.
James died and was buried 25 May 1642 in Cropredy.
James and Dorothy had the following children:
*1. Rychard, christened 25 April 1597 in Cropredy;
married Anne Gardner 7 May 1621 in Cropredy.
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
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 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
He also left an
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
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
Richard and Jone had the following children:
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.
THOMAS AND JOANNA 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
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
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.
Thomas Batchelor and his wife Joanna of Cropredy were accepted into the Guild of Knowle, a charitable organization, in 1514: "Thomas Bachlyar & Joanna vx ei de eadm" (Croprede) - Thomas Batchelor and Joanna his wife of the same place (Cropredy).
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; Register of the Guild of Knowle.
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