Peter Brown Family History

John Daniel (c1540)

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General History

John Daniel were one of my 13th generation ancestors.

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It is a bit unclear where the very early Daniel families came from. There are two main concentrations in Sussex- a) around Horsham, Nuthurst & Shipley areas and b) around Framfield & Waldron areas. There was also a later concentraion around Cowden in Kent. There is evidence of movements between the areas. John moved from Horsham to Cowden, Kent where he died in 1631 (leaving his son Walter (see Will) still living in Nuthurst, Sussex; Brian was born in Shipley, Sussex in 1597 but had children in Worth & Frant. Most families in Horsham & Shipley moved eastwards (to Slaugham, Cuckfield & beyond) with few remaining after 1700 and the other block of Framfield spread to adjacent parishes.

The main ancestral line moved to Lingfield, Surrey (about halfway between the two, but adjacent to Cowden) and then gradually to the adjacent parishes of Horne & Godstone in Surrey. The main linking factor of all the families is the name Edward which usually appears as the name of either the first or second son. It is very clear in Thomas 1722 & Thomas 1760 where it is above the son Thomas named after father indicating that Edward was a grandfather of Thomas 1760 or was an important ancestral figure.

The group based around Waldron does not have any Edwards and are therefore probably not direct ancestors. See Thomas Daniel 1500

NOTE: This structure is still evolving and should be taken as indicative only.

John Daniel was born in about 1540. He possibly married secondly Margery Weste on 27th July 1573 in West Grinstead, Sussex.

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John had maybe seven children.

  1. John Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 9th December 1565 in Nuthurst, Sussex (no parents shown)
  2. John Daniel was baptised on 27th April 1569 in Nuthurst, Sussex (no parents shown). He married Mary Nye on 13th October 1593 in Chichester, Sussex ( Mary from Nuthurst) (licence issued at Pagham & Tarring Peculiar on 13th October). Mary was buried on 19th Sepember 1610 in Horsham, Sussex ('wife of John, of the plague'). John moved to Cowden in Kent probably sometime after 1620 when his daughter was married. John left a 'Will' dated 6th November 1631 and was buried on 18th November 1631 in Cowden, Kent. John & Mary had six children.
    1. John Daniel (Danyell) was baptised on 6th April 1595 in Horsham, Sussex (son of John & Mary).
    2. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 4th December 1597 in Horsham, Sussex (dau of John & Mary). She married Francis Booker on 12th October 1619 in Horsham, Sussex ( shown as Frauncis Booker & Mary Danniell). Francis was mentioned in his father in law John Daniel's 'Will' of 1631. He inherited £85.
    3. John Daniel (Danyell) was baptised on 24th August 1600 in Horsham, Sussex (son of John & Mary) and he was buried there on 24th September 1610 ('child of John')
    4. Walter Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 15th May 1603 in Horsham, Sussex (son of John & Marie). He married Mary Botting on 19th February 1628 in Nuthurst, Sussex. Walter was mentioned in his father John Daniel's 'Will' of 1631 (as executor and residual benificiary). He inherited £160 and property. Walter & Mary had four children.
      1. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 15th April 1628 in Nuthurst, Sussex (dau of Walter) and she was buried there on 15th April 1628 (' dau of Walter')
      2. John Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 17th August 1634 in Nuthurst, Sussex (son of Walter & Mary).
      3. William Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 5th November 1637 in Nuthurst, Sussex (son of Walter & Mary).William possibly married Anne Chesmore in 1678 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
      4. Mary Daniel was baptised on 28th March 1641 in Nuthurst, Sussex (dau of Walter & Mary).
    5. Thomas Daniel (Dannell) was baptised on 9th March 1606 in Horsham, Sussex (son of John & Mary) and he was buried there on 7th September 1610 ('child, of the plague')
    6. James Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 18th June 1609 in Horsham, Sussex (son of John & Mary) and he was buried there on 28th September 1610 ('child, of the plague')
  3. Agnes Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 21st December 1571 in Nuthurst, Sussex (no parents shown). She probably married John Wilkins on 7th December 1607 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
  4. Thomas Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 31th January 1574 in Nuthurst, Sussex (no parents shown)
  5. Katherine Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 15th October 1575 in Nuthurst, Sussex (no parents shown)
  6. William Daniel was born in about 1580 (derived as no birth records found). He married firstly Mary Linfield on 24th January 1600 in Shipley, Sussex (shown as Lenfeeld & Danyell). Mary was possibly buried on 13th August 1610 in Shipley, Sussex ('Margaret, wife of William'). William probably married secondly Emily in August 1611 in Shipley, Sussex (shown as Daniell). He probably married thirdly Joan Linfield in 1620 (21st of a month, shown as Linfeild) in Nuthurst, Sussex and she was buried on 20th February 1621 in Nuthurst, Sussex ('unnamed, wife of William'). He possibly married fourthly Sarah Parson in July 1621 in Shipley, Sussex (Sarah was a widow & william shown as Daniell). Sarah was possibly buried on 11th July 1632 in Shipley, Sussex ('un-named, wife of William'). William was mentioned in his brother John Daniel's 'Will' of 1637 as Overseer & Witness. William was probably buried on 8th December 1639 in Nuthurst, Sussex.William had four children.
    1. Thomas Daniel (Dannyll) was baptised on 26th January 1606 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William). He probably married Mary Kipping on 7th May 1629 in Nuthurst, Sussex.
      1. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 7th March 1632 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Thomas).
      2. Thomas Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 23rd January 1634 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Thomas).
      3. Leah Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 1st May 1642 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Thomas).
      4. Anne Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 1st May 1643 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Thomas).
    2. William Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 18th October 1607 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William). He married firstly Mary Parson in April 1629 in Shipley, Sussex. Mary was buried on 25th February 1636 in Shipley, Sussex (' wife of William'). He married secondly Elizabeth Henly in May 1636 in Shipley, Sussex (William Dannell shown as a widower (vid)). Elizabeth was buried on 11th April 1642 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of William'). He married thirdly Margery Gellat in January 1643 in Shipley, Sussex (shown as Dannell). Margey was buried on 27th April 1652 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of William'). William maybe possibly married fourthly Mary. Mary was buried on 15th July 1674 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of William'). William left a 'Will' dated 16th June 1674 and was buried on 26th July 1674 in Shipley, Sussex ('widower'). William had nine children.
      1. William Daniel (Danyell) was baptised on 3rd April 1633 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William). He married Mary Batchelor on 26th June 1655 in Horsham, Sussex. William was possibly buried on 9th February 1658 in Shipley, Sussex. On William's death, Mary married secondly Thomas Hen in June 1660 in Shipley, Sussex (as Mary Batchelor). She was mentioned in her father in law William Daniel's 'Will' of 1674 as his daughter in law Mary the wife of Thomas Hen of Westgrinsted. William & Mary had two children.
        1. John Daniel was born in about 1656 (derived as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his grandfather William Daniel's 'Will' of 1674 as under 21.
        2. Andrew Daniel was born and baptised on 4th May 1656 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William)
          1. John Daniel was baptised on 2nd May 1677 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Andrew) and he was buried there on 11th May 1678 (' son of Andrew')
          2. Mary Daniel was baptised on 11th November 1683 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Andrew) and she was buried there on 15th May 1689 (' dau of Andrew')
      2. Andrew Daniel was born in about 1635 (derived as no birth records found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1674 as executor.
      3. Elizabeth Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 19th March 1637 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of William). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1674 as Elizabeth wife of Samuel Borrer. Elizabeth married Samuel Bowrer 27th May 1673 in Horsham, Sussex.
      4. John Daniel (Daniell) was buried on 26th May 1640 in Nuthurst, Sussex ('son of William & Elizabeth').
      5. Anne Daniel was baptised on 4th April 1642 in Nuthurst, Sussex (dau of William & Elizabeth).
      6. Mary Daniel was baptised on 4th April 1642 in Nuthurst, Sussex (dau of William & Elizabeth).
      7. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was born on 28th November 1644 and was baptised on 30th March 1645 in Horsham, Sussex (dau of William & Margery). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1674 as executor.
      8. John Daniel was baptised on 24th February 1647 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William) and was buried there on 16th December 1647 ('son of William')
      9. Richard Daniel was baptised on 1st April 1650 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William)
    3. Joan Daniel (Daniell) was buried on 27th May 1609 in Shipley, Sussex ('dau of William')
    4. John Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 15th July 1610 in Shipley, Sussex (son of William) and he was buried there on 8th April 1613 ('son of William')
  7. Margeret Daniel (Dannyll) was baptised on 3rd March 1585 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John).
  8. Andrew Daniel was born in about 1590 (derived as no birth records found- may not the son of John). He married Agnes Tribe in October 1616 in Shipley, Sussex. Agnes was buried on 8th December 1623 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of Andrew'). Andrew married secondly Silvestra Greinfield in November 1624 in Shipley, Sussex. Andrew was mentioned in his brother Richard Daniel's 'Will' of 1641 as executor. Andrew (shown as Danyell) left a 'Will' dated 24th May 1649 was probably buried on 29th May 1649 in Shipley, Sussex.
    1. William Daniel was born in about 1616, possibly in Shipley, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1649.
    2. Elizabeth Daniel was baptised on 4th January 1618 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Andrew). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1649.
    3. Andrew Daniel was baptised on 20th April 1620 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Andrew). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1649.
    4. Richard Daniel was baptised on 30th November 1623 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Andrew). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1649.
    5. Anne Daniel was born in about 1626, possibly in Shipley, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1649 (as under 21).
    6. Mary Daniel was baptised on 31st January 1630 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Andrew). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1649 (as under 21).
    7. Judith Daniel was baptised on 15th July 1632 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Andrew). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1649 (as under 21).
  9. Richard Daniel was born in about 1590 (derived as no birth records found - may not the son of John). He married firstly Joan Michael in October 1612 in Shipley, Sussex (shown as Dannell & Joanna). Joan was buried on 7th May 1630 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of Richard'). Richard married secondly Judith Parsons on 19th November 1630 in West Grinstead, Sussex. (Judith was a widow who as Judith Willet had previously married Thomas Parsons in April 1620 in West Grinstead, Sussex- Thomas being buried on 13th March 1627 in West Grinstead). Judith was buried on 31st January 1641 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of Richard'). Richard left a 'Will' dated 20th February 1641 and was buried on 23rd February 1641 in Shipley, Sussex..
    1. Richard Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 6th March 1614 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Richard).
    2. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 9th September 1617 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Richard). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1641.
    3. John Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 21st November 1621 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Richard). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1641 as under age 21. He possibly married firstly. Mary. Mary was buried on 9th November 1653 in Shipley, Sussex ('wife of John'). John maybe married secondly Elizabeth Snashall on 26th February 1656 in Horsham, Sussex. John was possibly buried on 4th May 1665 in Shipley, Sussex ('John senior'). John & Mary had possibly five children (i-v) and John & Elizabeth had possibly four children (vi-ix).
      1. Mary Daniel was baptised on 14th November 1641 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John) and was buried there on 28th March 1648 ('dau of John').
      2. John Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 4th June 1643 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John).
      3. Isaac Daniel was buried on 15th February 1646 in Shipley, Sussex ('son of John').
      4. Elizabeth Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 9th March 1647 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John) and was buried there on 18th March 1650 ('dau of John').
      5. Mary Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 11th November 1651 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John) and was possibly buried there on 26th March 1656 ('un-named dau of John').
      6. Richard Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 6th November 1655 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John & Elizabeth) and he was possibly buried there on 12th July 1663 ('son of John').
      7. Edward Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 8th September 1659 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John).
      8. Edward Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 8th September 1661 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John).
      9. Thomas Daniel (Danell) was baptised on 2nd February 1663 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John).
    4. Joan Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 17th July 1625 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Richard) and she was buried there on 3rd June 1628 ('dau of Richard')
    5. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 20th January 1627 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Richard).
    6. Edward Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 28th August 1631 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Richard). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1641 as under age 21.
      1. Edward Daniel (Dannell) was born and baptised on 23rd April 1658 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Edward) and was buried there on 3rd March 1663 ('son of Edward').
    7. Judith Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 31st March 1633 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of Richard). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1641 as under age 21. Judith was buried on 4th February 1644 in Shipley, Sussex ('dau of Richard').
    8. William Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 6th March 1636 in Shipley, Sussex (son of Richard) and he was buried there on 24th September 1638 ('son of Richard')
  10. John Daniel was born in about 1570 (derived as no birth records found - may not the son of John).John possibly married secondly Anne Cowper in May 1611 in Shipley, Sussex. (Anne was a widow). John left a 'Will' dated 14th June 1637 and was buried on 15th June 1637. John & his first wife maybe possibly had three children and John & Anne had three children. Anne was mentioned in her husband John's 'Will' of 1637 as were her two sons from her previous marriage - stepsons William Cowper & Thomas Cowper.
    1. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 7th December 1594 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John).
    2. Brian Daniel (Briane Daniell) was baptised on 20th March 1597 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John). He married Elizabeth. Brian was buried on 1st November 1645 in Worth, Sussex. Brian & Elizabeth had four children.
      1. John Daniel was baptised on 18th March 1627 in Worth, Sussex (son of Bryan & Elizabeth)
      2. Mary Daniel was baptised on 22nd March 1629 in Worth, Sussex (dau of Bryan & Elizabeth)
      3. Joan Daniel (Dartnell) was baptised on 12th June 1631 in Frant, Sussex (dau of Bryan Dartnell)
      4. Elizabeth Daniel was baptised on 7th July 1633 in Worth, Sussex (son of Bryan & Elizabeth)
    3. Margery Daniel (Danyell) was baptised on 30th August 1600 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John).
    4. Mary Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 19th January 1612 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John). Mary was mentioned in her father John Daniel's 'Will' of 1637 as daughter Mary Hurst. Mary married Thomas Hurst in May 1635 in Shipley, Sussex. Mary & Thomas had a daughter Mary Hurst who was mentioned in her grandfather John Daniel's 'Will' of 1637.
    5. Margery Daniel (Margerie Daniell) was baptised on 9th March 1617 in Shipley, Sussex (dau of John).
    6. John Daniel (Daniell) was baptised on 26th December 1619 in Shipley, Sussex (son of John). John was mentioned in his father John Daniel's 'Will' of 1637 as executor.

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Wills:

  1. John Daniel (family ref 2) left a 'Will' dated 6th November 1631 and was proved on 29th November 1631 (Ref PCC Prob 11/160/706) . The link is to a Transcript of the will. The 'Will' mentions his son Walter (executor & residual beneficiary); Other (son in law) Francis Booker of Horsham ; Other people mentioned were Edward Norman of Hartfield,John Swaysland of Hartfield, Robt Knight of Hartfield, Thomas Burges of Withiham, Henry Heads, William Pigott (Blacksmith), William Nightingale, Sydrach (?Cedric?) Eastland, Edward & John Wickenden ; Overseer was Richard Knight ; Witnesses were John Danyell , Robert Swaysland and Nicholas Wicking
  2. Andrew Daniel (family ref 8 ) left a 'Will' dated 24th May 1649 and was proved in 1649 (Ref Chichester STC I/21/367) . The link is to a transcript of the will. The 'Will' mentions his wife Silvestra; his sons Andrew, Richard, William (executor); his daughters Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, Jude (last three all under 21).
  3. William Daniel (family ref 6 B) left a 'Will' dated 16th June 1674 and was proved in 1677 (Ref Chichester STC I 26/180) . The link is to a transcript of the will. In the 'Will' he mentions his sons Andrew (executor), William; his daughters Mary (executor), Elizabeth wife of Samuel Borrer; his grandchild John (son of William-under 21); his sons in law Richard Batchellor, John Batchellor and William Batchellor; his daughter in law Mary the wife of Thomas Hen of Westgrinsted . Witnesses ere Jo. Upton, Thos Ney, Richard Baollsen
  4. Richard Daniel ( family ref 9) left a 'Will' dated 20th February 1641 (Ref Storrington Deanery MF822) . The link is to a transcript of the will. In the 'Will' he mentions his sons John, Edward (both under 21) ; his daughters Mary, Judith (under 21) ; his wife's 1st Husband Thomas Parsons;. Others were Richard Cappe, John Daniel, William Daniel, and Andrew Daniel (executors), Witnesses were Roberti Swanwicke clerici, John Hill, Edward Holden
  5. John Daniel (Danyell) : (family ref 10) left a 'Will' dated 14th June 1637 and was proved on 12th July 1637 (Ref Chichester STC I 19/67b) . The link is to a transcript of the will. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife Anne; his son John (executor); his daughter Mary Hurst ; his grandaughter Mary Hurst, dau of Mary ; his brother William (overseer) ; his stepsons William Cowper, Thomas Cowper. Overseers were James Hurst the elder . Witnesses were Edward Tredcrofte, James Hurst, William Danyell
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