FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS SABEAN AND
Thomas Sabean was christened 16 April 1551 in Cropredy, the son of Richard and Margery Sabean. He married Alyce Mannsell 14 December 1584 in Cropredy.
Thomas was a husbandman of Great Bourton. The Sabeans or Sabins of Great Bourton were thought to have been gardeners: "Sabins who followed Normans into their Church Street cottage were known as gardeners and there may have been work for them at Prescote. The estate was owned by the Danvers of Chelsea who had laid out a London garden in the Italian style by the end of the sixteenth century, though Walter Gorstelow's believed their garden layout came from the distant past. Even so the walks, groves and vegetable garden all required gardeners who must have lived in Cropredy." (The Town of Cropredy)
No christening record has been found for Alyce, but later Mansells were millers of Slat Mill in Great Bourton.
Thomas died, and left a will, written in 1614, and at that point his two married sons, Thomas and Richard still lived at home. Thomas was buried 14 April 1620 in Cropredy.
Thomas' will mentions his wife Alice, son Richard, and son Thomas.
In the name of God Amen, the xixth of September in the yeare
of our Lord God 1614, I Thomas Sabinne of Greate Borton,
in the county of Oxforde, husbandman, beinge weeke of body, but
of perfecte memorie, thanks be unto God doe make and ordayne
this my last will and testaymente in maner and fourme
followinge, ffirste I beaqueathe my soule unto almighty God, my
maker, hoopinge to have remyssione & pardon forgevenes of
all my sinnes by the deathe and bloud sheeding of Jesus Chryste
my only Saviour and Redeemer. My body I comitte to they
earthe from whence it came to be buried in the church yarde of
Cropreedye. Ffirste I geve and bequeathe unto Alce Sabinn my
wyffe the howse wherin she nowe dwelleth and halfe my
living beinge ij yards lands with all the profett and
commodityes thereunto belonging as arable grounde medowes and
pasture for feeding for beastes and harses and sheepe and
all and singular other profits and comodityes in they townes of
Greate Bourtonn and Lytle Bourtonn beinge in ye parishe of
Cropredy, in the conty of Oxfarde aforesayde, excepting half a
yarde of lande sett and let unto Townsonn and nowe in the
tenure and possetions of Wydowe Townsonn during her lease made
unto Townsoon her husbande deceased. And also one howse and
close with halfe my living within they fooldes of Greate
Bourtonn and Lytle Bourtonn aforesayde during they life of
Widowe Pantoll and after her decease unto Alce Sabinn my
wyffe and Richarde Sabinn my sonne for terme of
xxi yeares if Alces Sabinn doe soe longe live and after her
naturell deathe to Richard Sabinne and his assygnes during they
lease of xxi yeares. And my will is that my wyffe shall have
halfe my lyvinge agaiynste my sonne Richarde Sabinn for terme of
her lyfe and after her decease to my sonne Richarde for terme of
xxi yeares, always provided that if it please God my wyffe out
live Widowe Pantell and to weare out that leasse lett to Thomas
Townsonn deceased and nowe in they tenure of Widowe Townsonn
wyddowe that then she shall use and occupye and enjoye halfe all
my living excepte before excepted for terme of xxi yeares if
Alce Sabinne doe soe longe live. And my will is tht my wyffe
shall soe loonge live shall have all my goods withing within my
doors and all my good within my doors excepte before excepted,
my harses my cowes, all my sheepe and all my goods within doors
and without which are not knowwen to be my sonne Richarde
Sabinnes. And my will is that my sonne Richarde Sabinn shall
paye the lande rente during they lease of xxi yeares if Alce
Sabinn so longe live and that shee shal have that rennt which
Wydowe Pantell payeth to me for her life and after her deceasse
my wyffe and my sonne shall have halfe that rennet which Wydow
Pantell payes to me for her life and after her deceasse my wyffe
and my sonne shal have, occupye and enjoye my living
together during they lease of xxi yeares & Alce Sabinn my
wyffe doesoe longe lyveth my will is that Richarde Sabinn
doe paye unto his brother Thomas Sabinn tenne poundes
of lawfull money of Englande within one yeare nexte after my
deceasse if it be lawfully demanded by they sayd Thomas Sabin
brother to they foresaid Richarde Sabinn. All the rest of my
goods and cattells, my debts being payed and my funnerell well
and sufficiently discharged I geve wholly to my wyffe Allce
Sabinn whome I make whole and absolute executriyes of this
my last will and testeymente. My overseers I make Mr Richarde
Butler of Byfoolde in ye county of Northamptonn gentleman and
Thomas Gille of Great Bourton in they conty of Oxforde,
husbandman, overseers of this my last will and testeymentes to
whome for there payndes I geve xijd a peece for there paynes. In
witnesse hereof I have sett to my xxx and marke in ye psents of
Thomas also left an inventory:
A true and pfect inventory of all the goods, cattell & chattels of Thomas Sabin late of Borton Magna in the countie of Oxon, husbandman, deceased, made & taken by George Gardner, George Hopkins & John Lovell and John Quinney of the same towne & countie, husbandman the xxth day of Aprill 11620
Imprimis, all his apparel prized at xxd
Item, Twoo bedsteede and bedding & linen, twoo coffers and a presse prized at xxxd
Item, All brasse and pewters xxxd
Item, all the coperyware and a little cheast, table & frame, stoles & forms, cubbard, shelves & benches xxd
Item, mares and coltes beinge the one laulfe of the team prised at vid
Item, his pte of the beasts beinge in the whole, three kine and calves prised at iiid
Item, his pte of the cropp in the fields and that is lefte nowe in the barne prized at yth
Item, his pt of carts, plows & harrowes, toule and herfse harness prised at yls
Item, his pt of the hay in the housses yyd
Item one hive tore and one other hanging in the roosse prised at xxiiid
Item, his pt of the wood xd
Item, carts, vises and _____
and other implements unprised prised at xd
Thomas and Alyce had the following children:
1. Thomas, christened 27
October 1585 in Cropredy; listed as a scholar from Bourton to
Williamscot School in 1598.
2. Richard, christened
11 February 1587/8 in Cropredy; listed as a scholar from Bourton
to Williamscot School in 1598.
*3. Audrey, christened
15 March 1590/1 in Cropredy; married George Sherman about 1629 in
Cropredy; buried 4 January 1678/9 in Cropredy.
4. John, christened 19 October 1594 in Cropredy.
SOURCES: IGI; Cropredy parish register; The Town of Cropredy,
Pamela Keegan; "The Registers of Williamscote
School", Cake & Cockhorse, Banbury Historical Society,
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD AND MARGERY SABEAN
Richard Sabean was born in about 1520 of Cropredy. He is most
likely the son of Thomas and Margarytt Sabean. Richard
married 1) Margery. They had a son, Thomas in April of 1551.
Margery must have died because Richard then married 2) Joan Gregory 14 July 1551 in Cropredy.
Richard was buried 16 October 1584 in Cropredy.
Joan was buried 11 June 1596 in Cropredy.
Richard and Margery had the following child:
*1. Thomas, christened
16 April 1551 in Cropredy; married Alyce Mannsell 14 December 1584
in Cropredy; buried 14 April 1620 in Cropredy.
Richard and Joan had the following children:
1. Ellyn, christened 29 September 1554 in Cropredy.
Hughe, christened 16 June
1564 in Cropredy.
Anne, christened 6 August
1566 in Cropredy.
Henry, christened 14
November 1566 in Cropredy.
Richard, christened 29
April 1570 in Cropredy.
Margery, christened 2 May
1574 in Cropredy.
Alice, christened 16 May
1576 in Cropredy.
Nycholas, christened 2
August 1579 in Cropredy.
William, christened 15
March 1582 in Cropredy.
SOURCES: Cropredy parish register on CD; email communication
from Alan Savin, 2012.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS AND MARGARYTT SABIN
Thomas Sabin was born in about 1470. He married Margarytt. Thomas
was buried 11 October 1544 in Cropredy.
Margaretta was buried 26 July 1545 in Cropredy.
Thomas and Margarytt were most likely the parents of the following children:
1. William, born about 1500 of Cropredy; married Alys
Atkynson 3 November 1544 in Cropredy. William was mentioned in a
survey of Cropredy in 1552, as a customary tenant in Cropredy: "Will.
Saven, 1 cott.".
2. Ellyn, born about 1510 of Cropredy; married Richard Schowell 26 June 1544 in Cropedy.
3. John, born about 1515 of Cropredy; married Phyllyppe Gullover 7 July 1547 in Cropredy. John was mentioned in a survey of Cropredy in 1552: "The Survey was made by the King’s General Surveyor, Mich. Camswell, Esq…on the oath of the King’s tenants of the manor of Cropredy, John Kynton, John Saven, Rich. Robyns, Thomas House, Rich. Gybbes, Will. Gylle, Will. Barnesley, John Hartlet, Will. Bayley, Edw. Brytwell, John Longe, and John Readshawe." (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy)
*4. Richard, born about 1520 of Cropredy; married 1) Margery in about 1550, 2) Joan Gregory 14 July 1551 in Cropredy; buried 16 October 1584 in Cropredy.
5 . Eme, born about 1525 of Cropredy; married Thomas Hale 2 November 1552 in Cropredy.
6. Ayllys, born about 1530 of Cropredy; married John Humpfray 18 July 1556 in Cropredy.
7. Robert, yeoman of Coton in the parish of Cropredy; married Ann; left will proven 17 November 1590, mentioning lands in Coton, Great Bourton, Wardington and Williamscot, and wife Ann and grandson Sabyn Cooles. In his will he requests that he be buried "in the church of Wardington where my father Thomas Sabyne was buried".
SOURCES: Cropredy parish register on CD; will of Robert
Sabyne, written 1 October 1590, proven 17 November 1590, on
THE SABIN FAMILY OF
GREAT BOURTON AND WARDINGTON
The Sabin family are found in the records in the towns of Great Bourton, Cropredy, and Wardington. A History of the County of Oxford mentions the Sabine family in Wardington: "One deep-rooted farming family in Wardington can be traced to Thomas Sabin of Coton, aged 60 in the 1530s; in Wardington John Sabin and his son, Hugh, and in Coton Robert Sabin, were copyholders in 1552. Over many generations the Sabins appear as churchwardens, tenants, appraisers, jurors; the Sabin family died out in Wardington in the male line only in 1949."
Thomas Sabyn and Agnes his wife of
Wardington were admitted into the Guild of Knowle, a charitable
organization, in 1514: "Thomas sabyn & agnes de Wardynton".
John Sabyne of Wardington left a will written 25 March 1551, and proven 23 April 1551, mentioning wife Elizabeth, son Hugh, daughters Jone (who married John French) and Annys (who married John Muddyn, making John Sabyne our ancestor on another line).
In the name of god amen the xxv'ti
daye of Marche in the yere of our lord 1551 I John Sabyne with
a parfet memorye and sycke in bodie doe make my laste wyll in
this maner a forme ffyrst I betake my sowle to God allmyghtie
and all the holly companie in Heaven my bodye to be buryed in
the church of Wardington And Unto the curate for fore gotten
tithes iiijd And to the poore mans boxe xijd And to Alice
Brydge halfe a quarter of malte And to the reparacions of the
churche iijs iiijd. And to the reparacyons of Moore Lake xijd
And towarde the maytenynce of the high wayes at Cropredye
brydge xijd. And to dyging stone for Starnnforde xvjd And to
mend the high wayes at Chacom hylls xijd And to the
reparacions of the Towne wells viijd And unto ev'y godchilde
that is alive iiijd apece And to Anne ffrenche my goddaughter
an ewe and a lambe And to Peter ffrenche a shepe And to
Edwarde ffrench a shepe And to John Muddyn and his children
ten shepe And to Wyllyam Polton my sonne in lawe syxe shepe a
brasse potte and a brasse panne and two pecies of pewter And
to Jone ffrenche my dayughter a brasse potte and a hyve of
bees And to Annys Muddyn my daughter a hyve of bees And to
Hugh my sonne my beste brasse potte and a brasse panne and
three Iron wedgys a mattocke and all the hovells aboute the
grounde and two Yron bounde carts a ledde and a styrynge fatte
a ploughe and all maner of things belonginge therto two peces
of the beste pewter a spyt and a payre of Cabyrons And to
Elizab' my wyffe my beste brasse panne And to John Muddyn
xiijs iiijd to by hym a cowe with all And to John ffrench my
sonne in lawe xiijs iiijd And I doo mak Elsab' my wyffe and
Hugh my sonne my full executors they to brynge my bodie
honestly to the grounde p'fourmynge my wyll and to paye my
detts They to have the reste of my goods unbequested to be
devyded to theym in even porcyons And if that Elizab' my wyffe
do departe from the grounde Then my wyll is that she shall
have a yarde lands croppe with all hir goods and catalls at
her pleasure at all tymes And my wyll is that they shall
occupye togither with owte anye partynge And I doo make John
ffrenche and Roger Clemson my overseers They to have for their
Labors xijd a pece Wytnes herof Nicolls Pedyll Edwarde Kenche
Wyllyam Hyll with certen other Thus Jesu reste my sowle at his
(Will of John Sabyne of
Wardington, written 25 March 1551, proven 23 April 1551,
John's son Hugh Sabyne, husbandman of
Wardington left a will written 24 December 1586 and proven 2
March 1591/2, mentioning wife Joane (French), sons John and
William. (Will of Hugh Sabyne,
In earlier records:
"Joan Sabyon, widow", is found in a land grant in 1512: "Roger Lupton and Rich. Skipwith grant to Thos. Ffrench, Rob. Lumbard, Rich. Howse, Hugh Page, Will. Lumbard, Rog. Truste, Rob. Burman, Will. Grene, Tho. Smyth, Tho. Dalton, Will. Newman, Rob. Osborne, 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 in 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." (Historical Notices of the Parish of Cropredy)
The Sabin/Sabean surname "dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from Sabinus and Sabine. The personal name is derived from the Sabines, a people who lived in the Appenines northwest of Rome. By the third century BC the Sabines had become fully Romanized." (www.houseofnames.com)
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