Peter Brown Family History

Walter Feldwick (c1490) & Margaret

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General History

Walter Feldwick & Margaret were one of my 14th generation ancestors.

Key Dates:

Walter Feldwick birth details are not known but was possibly born around 1490 possibly in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was maybe possibly the son of William Feldwick. In the "lay subsidy rolls" for 1524/25 in the Hundred of Strete he was shown as Walter Velvicke (shown as Feldwyke in 1525) and as being taxed on assets worth £5. He married Margaret who was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1558. He left a 'Will' dated 18th March 1558 and he died in 1558 prior to October.

Earlier Feldwicks of West Hoathly mentioned in archives of 1428 are Richard Feldwyk and Walter Feldwyk.

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Walter & Margaret had possibly nine children.

John Joan Agnes Thomasine Elizabeth Clement Margaret Eme Anne
  1. John Feldwick was born about 1520 in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was executor to his father's 'Will' of 1558 (shown as John Veldwyke). John married Thomasyn Infield in about 1557. Details of John Fedwick & Thomasyn Infield are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  2. Joan Feldwick was possibly born about 1522 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558. She married Jeffrye Holman and had at least four children. (Note: There is some confusion in Walter's 'Will' relating to Joan & the Jeffrey/Holman connection: Joan is mentioned as Joan Jeffrye but also "40 shillings to be equally devided and shared between the children of Jeffrye Holman which he hath or shall have by my daughter Joan", implying both an even number of children and a mistake which occurred when the will was written)
    1. Richard Holman. He was mentioned in his grandfather Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558 (as 'Richard Jeffrey my godson').
    2. Joan Holman (Joane) was born in about 1544. She was mentioned in her grandfather Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558 as under age 16.
    3. Thomas Holman. He was mentioned in his grandfather Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558.
    4. Drew Holman. He was mentioned in his grandfather Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558.
  3. Agnes Feldwick (or Annys) was possibly born about 1524 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558. She married John Ackers and had children. John Ackers probably was overseer to Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558 (shown as John Akyrst).
  4. Thomasine Feldwick was possibly born about 1528 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as Thomyssen Payne. She probably married John Payne of Lindfield. She was mentioned in her husbands 'Will' of 1559 as was her brother John (as John Feldwycke my brother in law- overseer).
  5. Elizabeth Feldwick was possibly born about 1530 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as Elyssabath Umffrye and had at least one child
    1. Walter Humphrey. He was mentioned in his grandfather Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558 (as 'Walter Umffrye my godson'). See also Archives below (ref 3).
  6. Clement Feldwick was possibly born about 1532 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as Clement Payne.
  7. Margaret Feldwick was possibly born about 1534 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as Margaret Gaston. She had probably married John Gaston who was a witness to both her father's 'Will' and her brother John's 'Will'.
  8. Eme Feldwick was possibly born about 1536 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as Eme Gatland and had at least one child. She had probably married Richard Gatland who was a witness to her brother John's 'Will'.
    1. John Gatland. He was mentioned in his grandfather Walter Feldwick's 'Will' of 1558 (as 'my godson').
  9. Anne Feldwick was possibly born about 1538 in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as under age 22 and unmarried.

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Walter Feldwick 1490:

Walter Feldwick witnessed the 'Will' of John Brown in 1546.

 

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  1. There were numerous differant spellings of "Feldwick" in the parish registers eg Feldwick, Fieldwick, Feldewick, Feldweeke, Feldwicke, Velvick, Vilfick, Velveck.

 

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Wills:

  1. Walter Feldwick left a 'Will' dated 18th March 1558 at West Hoathly, Sussex that was proved on 28th October 1558 (Ref: Lewes A4 p107). The link is to a transcript of the will. He mentions his wife Margaret ; his son John Veldwyke (executor) ; his daughters Annys (or Agnes) ( wife of John Ackers + children), Joane Holman (wife of Jeffrye Holman), Joane Jeffrye, Thomyssen Payne, Elyssabath Umffrye, Clement Payne, Margaret Gaston, Eme Gatland & Anne (under 22 & unmarried); his grandchildren Joane Holman (under 16), Thomas Holman & Drew Holman; Walter Feldwyke and Wylliam Feldwyke (children of John- my sons sons); his godchildren Richard Jeffrey, Walter Umffrye, John Gatland; Others were John Bennat; Overseer was John Akyrst; Witnesses were Thomas Payne of Stone, John Gaston, Thomas Coullstocke, John Bennat and Thomas Browne

Archives:

  1. WAKEHURST PLACE ARCHIVES : Fieldwick and Homewards in W.Hoathly,  [no ref.]  1428-1717Related information: see also Nos.5-9 and 14. Feoffment  WAKEHURST PLACE/38  1 Feb [1428] Contents:

    (a) Richard Feldwyk of West Hoathly to (b) Richard Wyndeham
    Messuage with garden adjoining in West Hoathly between the highway leading from (a)'s house to Grynstede [East Grinstead] on the E. and (a)'s land on the W. and N., and between the land called Homewodys lond on the S.
    Witnesses: John Longgerigge, Walter Feldwyk, Andrew Russell, Richard Schotbornne, Walter Jerard.
    Dated 6 Henry VI
    See Transcript of Indented Charter

  2. WAKEHURST PLACE ARCHIVES Probate of Will (dated 18 Mar 1557/8) of Walter Feldwyke of West Hoathly (proved Lewes)  WAKEHURST PLACE/39  28 Oct 1558. Mainly pecuniary bequests.
    Executor: John Veldwyke
    Overseer: John Akirst
    Witnesses: Thomas Payne of Stone, John Gastons, Thomas Coullstocke, John Bennat and Thomas Browne
    See Transcript of Will

  3. Buckhurst Terrier: In 1598 Walter Humphrey (see family ref 5 A) is possibly recorded as being a juror, ( Stephen Dungate, Edward Paine, Walter Humphrey, Thomas Treape, Thomas Velvick & others), on a survey of the Manor of Imberhorne. He is recorded as a copyholder in the parishes of East Grinstead & Hoathleigh and that he held by copy dated 29 aug 28 Eliz garden & lands (25 acres) called "the Hooke" now divided into five severals (rent 9s 8d); plus also (16 acres) of one field called "Leammyfield" (alias Leamyams or Lemmans -Lemmans also bounds Edward Nichols "Bairlies") and two crofts and a meadow at Willerds Bridge (rent 6s); plus also (4 acres) called "Petcroft" (als Ridgecroft) (rent 16d); total rents 17s. (note: Elizabeth came to throne in 1558).
  4. Sussex Avertiser 1864- Rev Edward Turner: Obervations on the Feldwyk familie
  5. Christa Taylor provided the following Information: "When I was looking up Feldwick in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Percy Hide Reaney and Richard Middlewood Wilson, published by Psychology Press in 1991, it mentions a "Roger de Feldwyke (1296 SRSx) lived at Feldwycks, now Old House in West Hoathly (Sussex). v. PN Sx 273" on page 1141".

 

Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Genealogies  (Ardingly Centre) - John Comber 1932
  2. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  3. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, West Hoathly
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites
  9. Chris Allen whose wife Norma is a direct descendant on Nicholas Feldwick 1628 [cfallen23@tiscali.co.uk]
  10. Jane Wicks (jane_wicks@hotmail.co.uk) who was a descendant of Priscilla Feldwick and has provided me with some transcriptions and other related information.