FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES AND GYLYAN HYTCHEMAN

 

James Hytchemen (or Hickman) was born in about 1520 in Cropredy, the son of John and Margaret Hytcheman. He married Gylyan. James and Gylyan had the following children:
 

1. John, born in about 1542; buried 1 January 1548 in Cropredy.
 

2. Jane, born in about 1544; buried 27 December 1548 in Cropredy.
 

3. Elsabeth, christened 23 October 1546 in Cropredy.
 

4. Jone, christened 27 November 1548 in Cropredy; buried 15 October 1557 in Cropredy.
 

5. Katherine, christened 23 January 1550 in Cropredy.
 

6. Rechard, christened 7 October 1552 in Cropredy; married Marie Crowley 22 July 1581 in Cropredy.
 

7. Thomas, christened 28 April 1555 in Cropredy.
 

8. John, christened 11 June 1564 in Cropredy.
 

9. Anne, christened 4 July 1567 in Cropredy; buried 16 July 1567 in Cropredy.
 

*10. Agnes (Anne), born in about 1570 of Cropredy; married Richard Gardner.
 
 

SOURCES: Cropredy parish register; IGI.
 
 



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN  AND MARGARET  HYTCHEMAN


John Hytcheman was born in about 1490 of Cropredy. He married Margaret. John and Margaret both died within a week of each other.


John was buried 7 February 1546/7 in Cropredy.

John Hitchman burial

Burial record for John Hytcheman in Cropredy:
"John Hytcheman whas beryd the viith day of Ffebruary"


Margaret was buried one week later on 14 February 1546/7 in Cropredy.


Margaret Hitchman burial

Burial record for Margaret Hytcheman in Cropredy:
"Margarytt Hytcheman the wyffe of John Hytcheman whas beryd the xiiij day of Ffebruary"


Both John and Margaret wrote wills in 1546. John and Margaret listed their children Thomas, Jone, James and Margaret. John Tymms acted as executor for both.


John Hytcheman will

Will of John Hytcheman of Cropredy, 1547

In the name of God Amen, the xxvi daye of Aprill Anno Dom 1546, I John Hitcheman with a pfect memorie and sycke in bodie make my wyll in this maner of wyse, ffyrst I betake my soule to God Allmyghtie and to his blessed mother Saynte Marie and to all the holly companye in heaven, my bodie to be buryed in the church yard of our Ladie in the pishe of Cropredy. I gyve to the mother church of Lincoln ijd. And to the high alter of the church of Cropredye for tythes forgotten iiijd. And to the reparations of the same ijd. To the sepulere use of the sowle preists ways iiijd. To Sir Wyllyam Overton curate iiijd. And to Thomas Bodyame clerke ijd. To the sow brydge ijd. And to Peter Tymmes a shepe. And to every godchylde ijd a pece. And to Jone my doughter wheyforth and to Margaret my doughter a cow, ij pewter platters, ij pewter dyshes, ij saucears. After the deptimg of me and my wiff, my wyll is that James my sonne shall have my carte and carte gere and plough and plough gere. And to Ales Tymes a cow cows calffe. And I doo make Margaret my wiff my full executrix, she to bringe my bodye honestly to the grounde pformyng my wyll and paye my detts, she to have the residue of my goods unbequested. And I do make James my sonne and John Tymes my overseers, they to have for their labors xijd a pece. Wytnesse hereof Sir Wyllyam Overton, curate the Lord, Richard Bacheler, Thomas Sherman wythe others. And my will is that Thomas Hitcheman my sonne shall have ij stryke of barly. And to Elizabeth Hitchman a calffe. And to Annys Hytchman the doughter of Thomas Hitchman a calffe. And to James Tymmes the sonne of John Tymmes a calffe. And to Margaret my daughter a heifer and a house colte and a calffe. And a calffe to the three children of John Tymms. Christ Jesu rest my sowle at his pleasure, Amen.


Parts of Margaret's will are mentioned in The Town of Cropredy, 1570-1640, as shown below:

 

1546/7 Margaret Hitchman's will. [MS Wills Oxon 179.247] The Inventory total was only 3-12s-4d

To Margaret, daughter "my best gowne my best cappe a derhesse and a kyrtle cloth."
To Julyann my soones wiff "a kyrtle"
To Elizabeth Tymme "a russet kyrtle and a cappe"
To Elizabeth Hitchman "my best petycote"


The mention of her daughter-in-law, Julyann (or Gylyan), establishes Margaret as James Hytcheman's mother. The Cropredy burial register shows John Hytcheman's burial, then the burial of  "Margaret, wife John".


Margaret Hytcheman will

Will of Margaret Hytcheman of Cropredy, 1547

In the name of God Amen, the xij daye of Februarye Anno Domini 1546, I Margaret Hitchman, with a pfect memorie and sycke in bodie make my wyll in this maner and forme, ffyrst I betake my soule to God Allmyghtie, and to his blessed mother Saynte Marye and to all the holly companye in heaven, my bodie to be buryed in the church yard of our Ladie in the pishe of Cropredye. I gyve unto our mother church of Lincoln iid. And to the reparations of the same ijd. To the bells iiij. And to the maytenannce of the soule preists iiijd. To Sir Wyllyam Overton curate iiijd. To Thomas Bodyam clerke ijd. And to the sow bridge iiijd. And to my godchildren ij a pece. And I doe gyve to Thomas my sonne a mare and a heifer, & a lande of barlye and a colt. And I do gyve to Margaret my daughter ij lands of maslyn and iiij lands of barlye within the space of ij yeres, a brasse potte, a brasse panne, the best panne and the second potte, the best sheets and a payre of pyllowbeires and iij payre of cloths better and woorste and a winnow cloth, a coverlet, a blanket, a table cloth, a towel, and my best gowne, my best cappe, a derhesse, and a kyrtle cloth. And to Julyan my sonnes wiff a kyrtle. And to Elizabeth Tymmes a resset kyrtle and a cappe. And to Elizabeth Hitchman my best petycote and to Jone Hitchman a brass potte, ij payre of sheets and a towel. Also I do bequeth unto Margaret my daughter a table, a tod of wood and a lode of haye. And to John Tymmes a hesorth. And to Margaret my dowghter a coffer and a bedsted. Also I make James Hitcheman my sonne my full executor, he to burye my bodie honestly to the grounde pformmyng my wyll and to paye my detts, to have the residue of my goods unbequested. And I do make Richard Denze, Richard Batcheler, John Tymmes and Thomas Hitchman my overseers. And they to have for their labors iiijd a pece. Wytnes herof Sir Wyllyam Overton, priest and curate, Thomas Sherman, John Thomys with certeyne others. Christ Jesu rest my soule at his please, Amen.



John and Margaret had the following children:


*1. James, born in about 1520 of Cropredy, married Gylyan.


2. Margaret, born in about 1525 of Cropredy.


3. Thomas.


4. Jone.


SOURCES: Cropredy parish register on CD; The Town of Cropredy, 1570-1640, Pamela Keegan; will of John Hitchman 1546, will of Margaret Hitchman, 1546, online at www.findmypast.com.


Early Hytchmans are found in the Poll Tax for nearby Wardington in 1379, along with their tax amount:

Robertus Hykemane  4d

Agns Hykeman  4d


SOURCE: The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381; Carolyn C. Fenwick.





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