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
2. Jane, born in about 1544; buried 27 December 1548 in
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.
Margaret was buried one week later on 14 February 1546/7 in Cropredy.
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
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
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".
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,
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.
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.
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