Peter Brown Family History

Thomas Grove (c1550)

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General History

Thomas Grove were one of my 12th generation ancestors.

This page should be viewed in conjunction with that of his brother John Grove 1550 (see verification & concerns for issues)

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Thomas Grove birth details are unknown. He was buried on 4th August 1598 in East Grinstead, Sussex (‘Thomas Grove the Elder’).

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Thomas had possibly seven children:

Margaret Thomas Elizabeth John Susan Dorothy Robert
  1. Margaret Grove was baptised on 24th August 1583 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She probably married Nicholas Lee on 18th June 1609 in East Grinstead, Susses (Nycilas of Cowden, Kent).
  2. Thomas Grove was baptised on 10th January 1585 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Mary Chelsame  (shown as Marrye) on 15th October 1609 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Mary Grove was probably buried on 18th January 1623 (‘Mary wife of Thomas Grove’) in East Grinstead, Sussex. Thomas and Mary had four known children (A-D): Thomas secondly married Agnes Higgins (Anne), a widow, in Hartfield on 29th April 1624.  Agnes Grove was possibly buried on 22nd May 1632 in East Grinstead, Sussex . Thomas and Agnes had three children(E-G). Thomas possibly thirdly married Elizabeth and they had two children (H-I). Thomas possibly fourthly married Barbara (or Barbary) and they had one child (J). Barbara was buried on 29th February 1676 ('a Widow').
    1. John Grove was buried 28th January 1610 (John son of Thomas) in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    2. Thomas Grove (Groave) was baptised on 1st January 1611 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Thomas was buried on 14th October 1665 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    3. John Grove was baptised on 21st March 1613 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was possibly buried there on 20th September 1615.
    4. Edward Grove was baptised on 19th November 1615 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was probably buried there on 8th May 1623.
    5. William Grove was baptised on 18th July 1619 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    6. Edward Grove was baptised on 23rd January 1625 in East Grinstead, Sussex.(parents shown as Thomas & Anne). He possibly married Mary Gyles (or Giles) on 1st October 1644 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    7. Faith Grove was baptised on 13th April 1627 in East Grinstead, Sussex and she was buried there on 15th May 1627.
    8. William Grove was baptised on 16th January 1633 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was possibly buried there on 20th January 1633.
    9. Lettice Grove was baptised on 16th January 1633 in East Grinstead, Sussex and she was buried there on 19th January 1633.
    10. Katherine Grove was baptised on 11th May 1634 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  3. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 21st February 1586 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She married Richard Pynyone on 29th June 1607 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  4. John Grove was baptised on 1st September 1588 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Mary. Details of John Grove & Mary are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  5. Susan Grove was baptised on 29th March 1590 in East Grinstead, Sussex and she was buried there on 3rd May 1590.
  6. Dorothy Grove (Dorothie) was baptised on 4th July 1591 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was probably buried on 24th December 1624 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  7. Robert Grove was baptised on 12th October 1595 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married firstly Amy Knight on 14th May 1621 in East Grinstead, Sussex and they had two known children (A-B): He married secondly Ann and had one child (C). Ann was buried on 22nd June 1635 in Cowden, Kent (wife of Robert). He married thirdly Edith Baldwyn (a widow) on 1st November 1636 in Cowden, Kent and they had one child (D). He married fourthly Jane Harling on 12th November 1639 in East Grinstead,Sussex. Jane was probably buried in East Grinstead on 19th June 1661 (shown only as ‘wife of Robert Grove’). Robert & Jane had four known children (E-H). Robert left a 'Will' dated 10th July 1663 and he was buried on 7th October 1663 in Cowden, Kent ('Robert Grove of Hartfield')
    NOTE: Robert & Jane Harling and their four children were probably part of a differant Family group, but no Robert identified
    1. Robert Grove was baptised on 29th July 1621 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    2. Mary Grove was baptised on 11th July 1624 in East Grinstead, Sussex and she was possibly buried there on 28th February 1626.
    3. Robert Grove was baptised on 21st June 1629 in Cowden, Kent ( son of Robert Grove). He firstly married Anne and they possibly had one child (i). He secondly possibly married Elizabeth and possibly had one child (ii). Elizabeth was buried on 17th November 1658 in Cowden, Kent ('wife of Robert Grove of Hartfield'). He possibly thirdly married Bridget Dod on 2nd February 1660 in Cowden, Kent and they had one child (iii). He possibly fourthly married Tomsen (Tomson) and they had five children (iv-viii). Tomsen was buried on 10th March 1678 in Cowden, Kent ('wife of Robert Grove of Hartfield').
      1. Anne Grove (Ann) was baptised on 15th April 1654 in Cowden, Kent.(dau of Robert Grove junior & Ann). She was buried there on 4th February 1655 (Ann, dau of Robert Grove junior).
      2. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 27th May 1655 in Cowden, Kent.
      3. Jane Grove was baptised on 15th February 1657 in Cowden, Kent.
      4. John Grove was baptised on 1st April 1660 in Cowden, Kent (Robert of Hartfield) and he was buried there 13th March 1664 (son Robert Grove of Hartfield).
      5. Edward Grove was baptised on 13th November 1664 in Hartfield, Sussex (son of Robert & Tomson).
      6. Robert Grove was baptised on 25th October 1666 in Cowden, Kent.(Robert of Hartfield)
      7. John Grove was baptised on 10th October 1669 in Hartfield, Sussex (son of Robert & Tomson). He probably married Mary Tester on 21st June 1696 in Hartfield, Sussex (license issued at Lewes on 21st June and both shown as of East Grinstead). John & Mary had four children.
        1. William Grove was born on 6th April and was baptised on 25th May 1697 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
        2. Mary Grove was born on 21st January and was baptised on 22nd February 1699 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
        3. John Grove was baptised on 14th March 1701 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
        4. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 25th January 1703 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      8. Thomas Grove was baptised on 17th May 1674 in Cowden, Kent.(son of Robert Grove of Hartfield & Tomsen)
      9. Anne Grove (Ann) was buried on 25th September 1675 in Cowden, Kent. (Ann, dau of Robert Grove of Hartfield
    4. John Grove was baptised on 14th May 1633 in Cowden, Kent ( son of Robert Grove of Hartfield)
    5. Richard Grove was baptised on 25th June 1637 in Cowden, Kent ( son of Robert Grove of Hartfield)
    6. Joan Grove (Jone) was baptised on 17th January 1641 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1663 (as Jane).
    7. Abel Grove was baptised on 28th March 1643 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1663 (as under 21).
    8. William Grove was baptised on 17th October 1647 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1663 (as under 21).
    9. Thomas Grove was baptised on 24th June 1652 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1663 (as under 21 & youngest son).

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No information available

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  1. The main groupings of Grove's for the period 1500-1700 occurs in the parish of East Grinstead. There are also some records in Cowden (Kent) with a few records in the parishes of Lingfield & Limpsfield (Surrey) and Hartfield (Sussex). Some later records (1700+) are found in Horsted Keynes & Withyham (Sussex). There are none in the adjacent parishes of Ardingly, Buxted, Fletching, Maresfield, Rotherfield, West Hoathly & Worth. Records for other adjacent parishes of Edenbridge, Chiddingstone (Kent), Burstow, Godstone, Horne, & Tandridge (Surrey) still need to be checked plus Withyham (sussex) for pre 1700.
  2. None of the first generation children shown above have their parents shown in the parish records. There is therefore a good possibility that there are multiple families included and are not all the children of Thomas. John & Elizabeth is the only marriage found in the period up to 1600. All second generation children have named parent or parents
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Wills

  1. Robert Grove (Family ref 7) left a ‘Will’ dated 10th July 1663 (ref LEWES A30.P46). The link is to a Transcript of the will. The ‘Will’ mentions his daughter Jane, his sons Abell, William & Thomas (youngest) - all under 21; his brothers Thomas Harling of Worth, John Harling (executor); Witnesses were William Eastland & George Stephenson
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  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, Hartfield,
  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. Kent Parish Registers - Cowden
  8. Surrey Parish Registers - Lingfield
  9. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  10. Surrey Burial Index CD
  11. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites - ref 2