Peter Brown Family History

William Carpenter (c1575)

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General History

William Carpenter were not one of my direct ancestors but they may be related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

Key Dates:

William Carpenter birth details are unknown. William was buried on 13th February 1624 in Chailey, Sussex. 

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William had seven known children

Mary John Ano Richard Susan Joan Thomas
  1. Mary Carpenter was baptised on 26th April 1601 in Chailey, Sussex. 
  2. John Carpenter was baptised on 21st April 1605 in Chailey, Sussex. He married and had eight children.
    1. Martha Carpenter was baptised on 15th March 1629 in Chailey, Sussex.
    2. Joan Carpenter ( Joanne) was baptised on 4th September 1631 in Chailey, Sussex.
    3. John Carpenter was baptised on 27th May 1633 in Chailey, Sussex.
    4. William Carpenter was baptised on 29th November 1635 in Chailey, Sussex.
    5. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 27th December 1637 in Chailey, Sussex and he was buried there on 10th March 1638 ('son of John').
    6. Mary Carpenter was baptised on 13th October 1639 in Chailey, Sussex.
    7. Susanna Carpenter was baptised on 18th April 1641 in Chailey, Sussex.
    8. Thomas Carpenter (Thos) was baptised on 12th September 1643 in Chailey, Sussex.
  3. Ano Carpenter was buried on 2nd April 1608 in Chailey, Sussex (' a child of William').
  4. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 24th June 1610 in Chailey, Sussex. He married Margery Pepper on 23rd May 1633 in Chailey, Sussex. Richard left a 'Will' dated 14th December 1668 and was buried on 18th December 1668 in Chailey, Sussex. Margery was probably buried on 29th March 1676 in Chailey, Sussex. Richard & Margery had seven known children.
    1. William Carpenter was baptised on 3rd May 1635 in Chailey, Sussex.  He was mentioned in his father Richard's 'Will' of 1668. He married Sarah. Sarah was buried on 12th November 1694 in Chailey, Sussex ('wife of William'). William & Sarah had possibly ten children and were living at Barcombe in 1678.
      1. Ano Carpenter was baptised on 6th January 1662 in Barcombe, Sussex (Note: may be duplicate of child B)
      2. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 6th January 1663 in Chailey, Sussex (William of Barcombe) and he was buried there in January 1663 ('son of William').
      3. John Carpenter was baptised on 7th February 1664 in Chailey, Sussex.
      4. William Carpenter was baptised on 9th April 1667 in Barcombe, Sussex ('son of William & Sarah'). William was possibly buried on 31st January 1688 in Barcombe, Sussex ('son of William').
      5. Sarah Carpenter was baptised on 2nd March 1670 in Chailey, Sussex.
      6. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 28th July 1672 in Chailey, Sussex and he was buried there on 13th September 1674 ('son of William').
      7. Elizabeth Carpenter was baptised on 16th June 1675 in Chailey, Sussex and she was buried there on 17th July 1675 ('dau of William').
      8. Thomas Carpenter was baptised on 5th July 1676 in Chailey, Sussex.
      9. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 14th October 1678 in Chailey, Sussex and he was buried there on 16th December 1679 ('son of William').
      10. Mary Carpenter was baptised on 6th March 1681 in Chailey, Sussex.
    2. Eleanor Carpenter (Eliner) was baptised on 22nd November 1637 in Chailey, Sussex. Se was mentioned in her father Richard's 'Will' of 1668 as Eleanor Kenward. She married Nicholas Kenward (or Kennard) on 29th September 1662 in Newick, Sussex and had two children (Nicolas & William)
    3. Anne Carpenter was baptised on 21st February 1640 in Chailey, Sussex and she was buried there on 26th March 1640 ('daughter of Richard'). 
    4. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 28th March 1641 in Chailey, Sussex.  He was mentioned in his father Richard's 'Will' of 1668. Richard was possibly buried on 29th April 1684 in Chailey, Sussex. Richard had four children.
      1. Francis Carpenter was baptised on 28th September 1674 in Chailey, Sussex.
      2. Walter Carpenter was baptised on 24th February 1676 in Chailey, Sussex.
      3. John Carpenter was baptised on 20th June 1678 in Chailey, Sussex.
      4. Richard Carpenter was baptised on 25th March 1680 in Chailey, Sussex and he was buried there on 22th June 1680 ('son of Richard').
    5. Mary Carpenter was baptised on 3rd January 1645 in Chailey, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father Richard's 'Will' of 1668.
    6. John Carpenter was baptised on 24th January 1647 in Chailey, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father Richard's 'Will' of 1668.
    7. Thomas Carpenter was baptised on 7th July 1650 in Chailey, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father Richard's 'Will' of 1668.
  5. Susan Carpenter was baptised on 27th August 1614 in Chailey, Sussex.
  6. Joan Carpenter was baptised on 11th May 1617 in Chailey, Sussex.
  7. Thomas Carpenter was baptised on 10th March 1622 in Chailey, Sussex.

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No information available

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  1. The main groupings of Carpenter's for the period 1500-1700 occur in the parishes of Buxted, Chailey, Framfield, Frant, Uckfield & Tonbridge (Kent). There are also some in East Grinstead & Rotherfield. There are a few records of Carpenters in the parishes of Burstow, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Fletching, Hartfield & Cowden (Kent) and there are none in Ardingly, Horsted Keynes, Isfield, Little Horsted, Maresfield, Newick, West Hoathly & Worth.
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Wills:

  1. Richard Carpenter (Family ref 4) left a 'Will' that was dated 14rd December 1668 (ref Lewes A31.P28). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife unnamed, his sons Richard, William (& Susan his wife), John, Thomas ; his daughters: Eleanor Kenward (unnamed but derived, husband Nicholas Kenward and children William & Nicholas), Mary Carpenter; Witnesses: Thomas Smith, Richard Carpenter, Andrew Thatcher.
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  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – Barcombe, Chailey, East Grinstead,
  3. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  4. Lewes Will Microfilm
  5. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  6. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  7. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites - ref 2