Peter Brown Family History

John Muddle (c1500)

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General History

John Muddle were one of my 11th generation ancestors.

John Muddle birth details are unknown but he was possibly born in about 1500. The naming of John is pure conjecture and the children shown below may be of other parents.

There are a number of Very big gaps in this Family group. When more complete, the structure will be simplified as at present one is trying to map all available information.

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There were possibly three children, but maybe more

  1. John Muddle was possibly born in about 1525 possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex. He possibly married Avis. Avis (or Avyse) was buried on 5th July 1592 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('wife of John'). John was possibly buried on 23rd February 1593 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('ye Elder').
    1. John Muddle was baptised on 8th March 1562 in Ticehurst, Sussex (son of John & Avis) - (source is IGI and is unconfirmed). He married Joan Latter on 16th April 1590 in Burwash, Sussex.
      1. Mary Muddle wasbaptised on 9th April 1591 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('son of John') -(source is IGI and is unconfirmed).
      2. Allastair Muddle (Allzasder) was buried on 28th June 1592 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('son of John').
      3. John Muddle (Muddyll) was buried on 19th February 1593 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('son of John').
    2. Hugh Muddle was possibly born about 1555, possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex (derived- no birth record found). He married Mary Thunder on 28th November 1575 in Mayfield, Sussex (shown as Mooddle).
    3. Thomas Muddle was possibly born about 1558, possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex (derived- no birth record found). He married Ursula Earle (Earll) on 18th May 1579 in Buxted, Sussex.
    4. Alexander Muddle (Moddell) was possibly baptised on 20th March 1566 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('son of John'). - see also Personal History (that shows him possibly as son of Richard). Alexander married Anne and had at least one child (i). Anne was buried on 25th October 1584 in Buxted, Sussex ('wife of Alexander') presumably dying at childbirth. He married secondly Grace Hode on 28th November 1594 in Buxted, Sussex. Alexander was buried on 28th February 1626 in Buxted, Sussex and Grace was buried there on 28th March 1628 ('widow of Rotherfield'). Alexander & Grace had two children (ii-iii).
      1. John Muddle was baptised on 19th October 1584 in Buxted, Sussex and he was buried there on 7th November 1784 ('son of Alexander').
      2. Grace Muddle was baptised on 11th January 1597 in Buxted, Sussex. She possibly had a child baseborn.
        1. Elizabeth Muddle was baptised on 18th November 1621 in Buxted, Sussex and she was buried there on 30th May 1625 ('baseborn daughter of Grace').
      3. Mary Muddle was baptised on 10th August 1600 in Buxted, Sussex.
    5. Meldrede Muddle (Moddell) was possibly baptised on 20th March 1566 in Ticehurst, Sussex (son of John)
    6. Samuel Muddle was possibly born about 1575, possibly in Buxted, Sussex (derived- no birth record and not necessarily a son of Richard, but first son called Richard). He married Elizabeth Phillips (Phillipps) on 15th August 1603 in Buxted, Sussex. Samuel & Elizabeth had three children.
      1. Joan Muddle (Johane) was baptised on 24th February 1607 in Chiddingly, Sussex (daughter of Samuel) and she was probably buried there on 25th May 1608 ('Joane junior')
      2. Richard Muddle was baptised on 28th May 1609 in Chiddingly, Sussex and he was buried there on 14th April 1611 ('son of Samuel').
      3. Samuel Muddle was baptised on 1st June 1614 in Chiddingly, Sussex (son of Samuel).
  2. Henry Muddle was possibly born in about 1530 possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex (derived- no birth record found). He married Ann Green (Grene) on 30th September 1562 in Ticehurst, Sussex (shown as Moddell). Henry & Ann had three children.
    1. Robert Muddle (Robart) was baptised on 20th August 1564 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('son of Harye').
    2. Margaret Muddle (Moddell) was baptised on 20th March 1566 in Ticehurst, Sussex ('daughter of Harye').
    3. Anne Muddle (Anes Moddyll) was baptised on 13th June 1568 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
  3. Richard Muddle was possibly born in about 1535 possibly in Ticehurst, Sussex. Richard was buried on 13th December 1596 in Buxted, Sussex. He possibly had two children
    1. Richard Muddle was born in about 1560 probably in Buxted, Sussex (derived- no birth record found) . He possibly married Ann Earle on 6th July 1586 in Maresfield, Sussex.
      1. John Muddle (Mudlie) was baptised on 3rd September 1587 in Buxted, Sussex.
      2. Elizabeth Muddle was baptised on 29th August 1589 in Buxted, Sussex.
      3. Abraham Muddle was possibly buried in 1609 (Will witnessed by Alexander)
        1. Abraham Muddle was born in say 1600
          1. Abraham Muddle was born in say 1640. He married Ann. Ann was probably buried on 3rd October 1697 in Mayfield, Sussex (unnamed, but shown as 'wife of Abraham') and Abraham was probably buried on 9th December 1702 in Mayfield, Sussex (shown as Mudle). Abraham & Ann had children.
            1. Sarah Muddle was baptised on 12th May 1676 in Mayfield, Sussex.
            2. Lucy Muddle was baptised on 10th April 1678 in Mayfield, Sussex
            3. Abraham Muddle was born in say 1680.
              1. Abraham Muddle was born in say 1715. He married Elizabeth Midmore. Details of Abraham Muddle & Elizabeth Midmore are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
    2. John Muddle was born in about 1560 probably in Buxted, Sussex (derived- no birth record found). He married Margary Farmer. Details of John Muddle & Margery Farmer are shown separately.

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The following details have been taken (with a few adaptions) from the Web Site http://www.muddlefamilies.info/index.html THE MUDDLE FAMILIES,THE LINEAGE & HISTORY OF THE MUDDLE FAMILIES OF THE WORLD : There is a lot more information on that site.

Alexander Muddle & Richard Muddle

It’s also thought that Richard Muddle senior of Buxted was probably the father or guardian of John and Richard, but again there is no definite proof of this, and neither John nor Richard junior were mentioned in Richard senior’s will. One son who was mentioned in the will, Alexander Muddle, whitesmith of Buxted, was an overseer and witness to the will of Richard’s son Abraham in 1609, and bondsman for the marriage licence of John’s son Thomas in October 1615, after the respective deaths of Richard in 1608 and John in March 1615, indicating that Alexander may have then been acting as head of the family and was the eldest surviving brother of John and Richard.

See also John Muddle personal Hisory - "And at the same general session of the peace, before the aforenamed Justice, there came John Modell of Rotherfield in the county aforesaid, smith, Richard Modell junior of Mayfield in the county aforesaid, smith, and Richard Modell senior of Buxted in the county aforesaid, smith".

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  1. Sussex Parish Records - Buxted, Framfield, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Waldron
  2. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  3. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  4. Muddle familes website: http://www.muddlefamilies.info/index.html
  5. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites