Peter Brown Family History

Thomas Giles (c1500)

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Thomas Giles were one of my 10th generation ancestors.

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Thomas Giles birth details are unknown but he was possibly born about 1500, possibly in Frant, Sussex. He is probably shown in the Lay subsidy Rolls of 1524/25 in the Hundred Rotherfield as being taxed on assets worth £4.He possibly married secondly Margaret Lodynden (Margareth) on 20th November 1553 in Frant, Sussex. Thomas was buried on 11th March 1568 in Frant, Sussex ('aged man'). The link to Robert Giles of Heathfield has not yet been established

This Family Grouping is still under development and probably has errors in structure

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Thomas had possibly a number of children, but there is no evidence showing that they are children of Thomas.

  1. Thomas Giles was born in about 1521 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and he may not be a son of Thomas). He married. Thomas was buried on 20th June 1550 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gylles) and possibly had two children.
    1. Mary Giles (Gyllys) was baptised on 3rd February 1548 in Frant, Sussex ('daughter of Thomas junior').
    2. Jane Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 6th January 1551 in Frant, Sussex (no parents shown)
  2. Stephen Giles was born in about 1520 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and he may not be a son of Thomas). He married Emmeline Cox (Emma or Emy) on 4th July 1641 in Maresfield, Sussex (license issued at Lewes on 2nd July and Stephen shown as a 'hammerman' of Retherfield; Emy of Withiham).
    1. Stephen Giles was born in about 1544 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found- could be the son of anyone). He married firstly Elizabeth Kithinam on 5th November 1577 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gilles). Elizabeth was buried on 15th August 1585 in Frant, Sussex. He married secondly Eleanor Davy on 19th June 1586 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Steven & Ellener). Eleanor was buried on 9th August 1602 in Frant, Sussex (shown as 'Ellen'). He married thirdly Lettice Garrett (Garret) on 19th September 1603 in Lamberhurst, Kent. Lettice was buried on 1st August 1606 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Lattice). He married fourthly Ann Wakelin (or Annys or Agnis) on 16th December 1606 in Frant, Sussex (Agnes from Wadhurst). Stephen was buried on 13th September 1611 in Frant, Sussex. Stephen had eight children.
      1. Richard Giles was baptised on 9th February 1578 in Frant, Sussex and he was buried there on 24th February 1578 ('son of Steven Gilles').
      2. Richard Giles was baptised on 17th May 1579 in Frant, Sussex .He had children. He possibly married secondly Alice Burkham on 11th August 1629 in Wadhurst, Sussex.
        1. William Giles was born in about 1618 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He possibly married firstly Susan Rolfe on 17th October 1637 in Withyham, Sussex (shown as Gyles). He possibly married secondly Mary Luxford on 13th May 1645 in Rotherfield, Sussex (shown as Gylles). William was probably buried on 5th January 1695 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('senior'). William had three children.
          1. Joan Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 26th August 1638 in Rotherfield, Sussex and she was buried there on 2nd October 1638 (daughter of William Gyles')
          2. Richard Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 30th May 1642 in Rotherfield, Sussex
          3. William Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 3rd March 1644 in Rotherfield, Sussex. He married Margaret. He was probably buried on 24th March 1701 in Rotherfield, Sussex and his wife was probably buried there on 3rd February 1705 (un-named Gyles, 'widow'). William & Margaret had possibly six children.
            1. Elizabeth Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 13th September 1668 in Rotherfield, Sussex.
            2. Robert Giles was possibly born in about 1670 maybe in Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and may not be a son of William, but timeline fits). He married Barbara Mascall. Details of Robert Giles & Barbara Mascall are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
            3. Rose Giles (Roase Gyles) was baptised on 3rd September 1672 in Rotherfield, Sussex.
            4. Richard Giles was possibly born in about 1674 maybe in Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and may not be a son of William, but timeline fits). He married Mary Curr on 26th March 1695 in Dallington (shown as Gyles - License issued at Lewes on 24th March and Richard Gyles & Mary both shown as of Burwash; surety by John Gurr). Richard & Mary had seven children.
              1. William Giles was baptised on 16th March 1696 in Burwash, Sussex.
              2. Rose Giles was baptised on 1st January 1699 in Burwash, Sussex.
              3. Richard Giles was baptised on 14th November 1701 in Burwash, Sussex.
              4. Thomas Giles was baptised on 12th January 1705 in Burwash, Sussex.
              5. Mary Giles was baptised on 10th October 1707 in Burwash, Sussex.
              6. Nicholas Giles was baptised on 18th February 1712 in Burwash, Sussex and he was probably buried there on 11th April 1712..
              7. John Giles was baptised on 31st May 1713 in Burwash, Sussex.
            5. William Giles was possibly born in about 1676 maybe in Rotherfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and may not be a son of William, but timeline fits). He married Anne Wyett (Wiet) on 29th August 1696 in Dallington (Shown as Gyles - License issued at Lewes on 29th August, William of Rotherfield & Ann of Ashurst). William & Anne had maybe nine children.
              1. Anne Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 15th November 1696 in Rotherfield, Sussex (dau of William & Anne) and she was buried on 2nd September 1697 in Burwash, Sussex (no parents shown).
              2. William Giles was baptised on 10th November 1698 in Burwash, Sussex.
              3. Stephen Giles was baptised on 16th January 1700 in Burwash, Sussex.
              4. Mary Giles was baptised on 13th May 1701 in Burwash, Sussex and she was probably buried there on 17th April 1702.
              5. Elizabeth Giles was baptised on 8th November 1702 in Burwash, Sussex and she was probably buried there on 28th May 1704..
              6. Sarah Giles was baptised on 27th March 1704 in Burwash, Sussex.
              7. Ano Giles was baptised on 5th February 1705 in Burwash, Sussex ('two infants').
              8. Ano Giles was baptised on 5th February 1705 in Burwash, Sussex ('two infants').
              9. Margaret Giles was baptised on 9th June 1706 in Burwash, Sussex.
            6. Jane Giles (Gyles) was buried on 24th May 1685 in Rotherfield, Sussex (' daughter of William')
        2. Richard Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 25th June 1620 in Rotherfield, Sussex ('a twin')
        3. Ano Giles (Gyles) was buried on 25th June 1620 in Rotherfield, Sussex, ('unbaptised child of Richard')
        4. Sarah Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 11th August 1622 in Rotherfield, Sussex.
      3. John Giles was baptised on 26th December 1580 in Frant, Sussex and he was buried there on 10th January 1581 ('son of Steven').
      4. John Giles was baptised on 12th December 1581 in Frant, Sussex .and he was buried there on 23rd June 1594 ('son of Steven').
      5. Stephen Giles (Steven) was baptised on 28th December 1588 in Frant, Sussex and was buried there on 4th January 1589 ('Steven, son of Steven').
      6. Thomison Giles (Thomison) was baptised on 30th November 1589 in Frant, Sussex (daughter of Steven).
      7. William Giles was baptised on 18th April 1591 in Frant, Sussex .
      8. Margaret Giles (Margret) was baptised on 1st August 1606 in Frant, Sussex .
  3. Henry Giles was born in about 1523 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and he may not be a son of Thomas). He married. Henry was buried on 13th April 1559 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gyles). Henry possibly had three children.
    1. Elizabeth Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 20th March 1545 in Frant, Sussex (daughter of Henry).
    2. Mercy Giles (Gylles) was baptised on 16th September 1548 in Frant, Sussex (no parents shown). Mercy was possibly buried on 14th March 1569 in Frant, Sussex ('servant to Thomas Fowle').
    3. Jeffrey Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 6th December 1550 in Frant, Sussex (no parents shown).
  4. John Giles was born in about 1523 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and he may not be a son of Thomas). John was shown as a Brewer. He married and had five children.
    1. Eleanor Giles (Ellner) was baptised on 7th March 1557 in Frant, Sussex (daughter of John).
    2. Roger Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 21st December 1558 in Frant, Sussex (son of John). He was buried on 18th March 1597 in Frant, Sussex.
    3. Thomas Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 29th September 1564 in Frant, Sussex (son of John). He possibly married Mary Hall on 8th April 1594 in Frant, Sussex. Mary was buried on 16th October 1615 in Frant, Sussex ('wife of Thomas') and Thomas was probably buried there on 14th October 1615 . Thomas & Mary possibly had three children.
      1. Dorothy Giles (Dorothea) was baptised on 1st December 1594 in Frant, Sussex and she was buried there on 13th December 1594 ('Dorothea').
      2. Mary Giles was baptised on 4th December 1597 in Frant, Sussex.
      3. John Giles was baptised on 22nd August 1602 in Frant, Sussex. He was a Shoemaker. He possibly married Elizabeth May on 16th November 1635 in Frant, Sussex. John & Elizabeth had five children (only father shown).
        1. Thomas Giles was baptised on 5th August 1636 in Frant, Sussex.
        2. Richard Giles was baptised on 22nd October 1637 in Frant, Sussex.
        3. Robert Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 26th January 1640 in Frant, Sussex.
        4. Anne Giles was baptised on 23rd March 1645 in Frant, Sussex.
        5. Sarah Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 25th January 1649 in Frant, Sussex.
    4. John Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 24th May 1565 in Frant, Sussex (son of John). He possibly married Agnes Crippes on 18th April 1601 (license issued at Lewes and John shown of Fraunte and Agnes of Retherfeld: surety, John Crippes of Retherfelde, yeoman, father of the maiden)
      1. John Giles was born about 1604. He was a Tailor. He possibly firstly married Hannah. Hannah was buried on 4th March 1643 in Frant, Sussex ('Hanna wife of John Gyles'). He possibly secondly married Anne Oxley on 20th November 1643 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gyles) - (but could have been John in 4Ciii above). Anne was buried on 18th March 1665 in Frant, Sussex ('wife of John'). John was possibly buried on 15th December 1683 in Frant, Sussex.
        1. John Giles was baptised on 26th October 1634 in Frant, Sussex ('son of John').
        2. William Giles was baptised on 6th March 1636 in Frant, Sussex (father John shown as a tailor) and he was buried there on 8th March 1636 (son of John, taylor').
        3. Ano Giles was buried on 18th November 1637 in Frant, Sussex ('stillborn child of John, taylor')
        4. Joan Giles (Joane Gyles) was baptised on 31st May 1640 in Frant, Sussex (' dau of John').
        5. William Giles was baptised on 25th July 1641 in Frant, Sussex ('son of John'). He married Mary. William & Mary had nine children.
          1. Anne Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 6th October 1667 in Frant, Sussex ('dau of William & Mary').
          2. Mary Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 16th May 1669 in Frant, Sussex ('dau of William & Mary')..
          3. William Giles was baptised on 2nd July 1671 in Frant, Sussex ('son of William & Mary'). He married Mary. He possibly married secondly Barbara Curd (Barbary) on 21st April 1696 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gyles). Barbara was buried on 25th March 1697 in Frant, Sussex ('Barbary Gyles, wife of William'). He possibly married thirdly Mary May on 19th January 1701 in Speldhurst, Kent. William & Mary had seven children.
            1. John Giles was baptised on 18th January 1702 in Frant, Sussex.
            2. William Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 19th January 1704 in Frant, Sussex.
            3. Thomas Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 29th May 1706 in Frant, Sussex.
            4. Mary Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 27th July 1707 in Frant, Sussex.
            5. Elizabeth Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 13th April 1710 in Frant, Sussex.
            6. Hannah Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 24th March 1713 in Frant, Sussex.
            7. Anne Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 30th November 1721 in Frant, Sussex.
          4. Joseph Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 13th July 1673 in Frant, Sussex ('son of William') and he was buried there on 16th January 1679 ('son of William').
          5. Sarah Giles was baptised on 24th October 1675 in Frant, Sussex ('dau of William').
          6. Thomas Giles was baptised on 4th November 1677 in Frant, Sussex ('son of William') and he was buried there on 19th January 1679 ('son of William').
          7. Elizabeth Giles was baptised on 31st October 1680 in Frant, Sussex ('dau of William').
          8. Jane Giles was baptised on 3rd August 1683 in Frant, Sussex ('dau of William')
          9. Hannah Giles (Hanna) was baptised on 24th May 1685 in Frant, Sussex ('dau of William & Mary').
        6. Richard Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 31st May 1646 in Frant, Sussex ('son of John') and he was possibly buried there on 3rd May 1653 ('son of John Gyles').
        7. Stephen Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 7th August 1651 in Frant, Sussex (' son of John').
        8. Thomas Giles was buried on 14th September 1654 in Frant, Sussex ('son of John Gyles').
      2. Richard Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 25th June 1620 in Rotherfield, Sussex.
    5. James Giles was maybe possibly born in about 1567 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found and he may not be a son of John'). He married Amery Bread (or Armella) on 29th June 1585 in Herstmonceux, Sussex. Armella was probably buried on 24th May 1603 in Warbleton, Sussex (un-named, but shown as 'wife of James') and James was buried there on 23rd May 1618. James & Armella had four children.
      1. Muchmercye Giles (Gyllis) was baptised on 9th August 1590 in Warbleton, Sussex.
      2. Pacience Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 16th March 1593 in Warbleton, Sussex (daughter of James').
      3. Freegift Giles was maybe possibly born in about 1595 in Warbleton, Sussex (derived as no birth record found').He married Elizabeth Frankwell on 24th August 1618 in Wartling, Sussex. Elizabeth was buried on 14th October 1640 in Warbleton, Sussex (' wife of Freegift Gyles') and Freegift was buried there on 7th March 1649. Freegift & Elizabeth had two children.
        1. James Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 22nd August 1619 in Warbleton, Sussex ('son of Frigift'). He married firstly Susan. Susan was buried on 4th April 1647 in Warbleton, Sussex ('wife of James'). He married secondly Elizabeth Tuttie on 23rd May 1648 in Heathfield, Sussex. James & Susan had two children and James & Elizabeth had four children.
          1. Samuel Giles was baptised on 15th September 1644 in Warbleton, Sussex (son of Jacobi) and he was buried there on 26th October 1644 (' son of James').
          2. Mary Giles was baptised on 30th November 1645 in Warbleton, Sussex (daughter of James).
          3. Susan Giles was baptised on 25th March 1649 in Warbleton, Sussex (daughter of James).
          4. Henry Giles was baptised on 16th March 1651 in Warbleton, Sussex (son of James).
          5. Samuel Giles was baptised on 30th January 1654 in Warbleton, Sussex (son of James).
          6. Elizabeth Giles was baptised on 5th August 1655 in Warbleton, Sussex ('daughter of William & Elizabeth).
        2. Elizabeth Giles (Gyles) was baptised on 14th November 1621 in Warbleton, Sussex ('daughter of Frygift').
      4. Lament Giles (Gylles) was baptised on 25th March 1598 in Warbleton, Sussex.
      5. Bethankful Giles (Gyllis) was baptised on 8th November 1601 in Warbleton, Sussex.(daughter of James'). Bethankful was buried on 9th May 1662 in Warbleton, Sussex.
    6. Joan Giles was maybe possibly born in about 1570 in Frant, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She was buried on 5th November 1574 in Frant, Sussex ('daughter of John, tayler').
  5. Cecille Giles (Gyles) was born in about 1525 (derived as no birth record found and she may not be a daughter of Thomas). She married Jalfred (or Galfride) on 12th January 1551 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gyles).
  6. Robert Giles was born in about 1530 (derived as no birth record found and he may not be a son of Thomas). He was buried on 16th April 1559 in Frant, Sussex (shown as Gyles).

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  1. One major issue is the lack of records for Mayfield parish for this period.
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  1. Sussex Parish Records -Burwash, Buxted, Chiddingly, Framfield, Frant, Heathfield, Hellingly, Herstmonceux, Mayfield, Rotherfield,Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Waldron, Warbleton, Withyham
  2. Sussex Family History Group - Sussex Marriage Index CD
  3. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  4. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites