Peter Brown Family History

Peter Wicking (c1555) & Thomasine Saxbee

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General History

Peter Wicking & Thomasin Saxbee were not one of my direct ancestors but they are related to me as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

Key Dates:

Peter Wicking (shown as Wykinge) was born around 1555. He married firstly Thomasine Saxbee (Thomasin) on 8th February 1579 in Cowden, Kent.(shown as Weeking). Peter left a 'Will' dated 29th January 1618 and was buried on 18th June 1618 in Cowden, Kent. Peter was a Tailor. Peter married secondly Katheryn, but no marriage record found. Katheryn was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1618.

Thomasine Saxbee birth details are unknown. Thomasine was probably buried on 21st January 1588 in Cowden, Kent.

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Peter & Thomasin probably had three children, Peter & Katherine probably had eight children (4-11).

  1. Elizabeth Wicking (Weeking) was probably baptised on 25th February 1582 in Cowden, Kent (no parents shown). She married Simms? Jesop. Elizabeth was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as was her husband Simms? Jesop and their unnamed children).
  2. John Wicking was probably baptised on 21st December 1584 in Cowden, Kent (no parents shown). John was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as eldest son).
  3. Mary Wicking was born in about 1586. Mary was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1618. She married Thomas Wicking. Details are shown separately under Thomas Wicking (family ref 1B)
  4. Dorothy Wicking (Dorothie) was probably baptised on 31st August 1589 in Cowden, Kent (no parents shown). Dorothy was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21 and unmarried - but this may be an error as no later Thomas found).
  5. Thomas Wicking was possibly baptised on 7th September 1589 in Cowden, Kent (no parents shown).(Note this assumes he was a twin with Dorothy ). Thomas was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21- but this may be an error as no later Thomas found). He possibly married Sarah Turner (Sara) on 1st September 1618 in Cowden, Kent. Thomas was possibly buried on 16th February 1660 in Cowden , Kent (or maybe 11th September 1653) and Sarah was buried there on 12th December 1660 (a widow). Thomas & Sarah had four children.
    1. John Wicking was baptised on 25th January 1619 in Cowden, Kent. ('son of Thomas Wicking who was son of Peter'). He possibly had two children (but maybe another John)
      1. John Wicking was baptised on 4th July 1647 in Cowden, Kent
      2. Thomas Wicking was baptised on 28th October 1649 in Cowden, Kent
    2. Thomas Wicking was baptised on 3rd April 1621 in Cowden, Kent (son of Thomas Wycking)
    3. Katheryn Wicking was baptised on 6th June 1624 in Cowden, Kent. She was possibly buried there on 3rd February 1631.
    4. Edward Wicking was baptised on 4th November 1627 in Cowden, Kent
  6. Edward Wicking (shown as Weking) was probably baptised on 21st January 1599 in Cowden, Kent (no parents shown). Edward was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21). He married Judith Bryan on 13th March 1627 in Cowden, Kent (Judith a widow). Edward was buried on 19th January 1658 in Cowden, Kent (' Edward senior'). Edward & Judith had five children.
    1. John Wicking was baptised on 19th November 1627 in Cowden, Kent (Source is IGI & unconfirmed).
    2. Anne Wicking (Ann) was baptised on 11th April 1629 in Cowden, Kent
    3. Edward Wicking was baptised on 24th June 1631 in Cowden, Kent. He married Tomsin Vincett on 23rd May 1654 in Cowden, Kent. He was probably buried on 7th February 1697 in Cowden , Kent (but may have been his son Edward). Edward & Tomsin had three children.
      1. Edward Wicking was baptised on 3rd April 1655 in Cowden, Kent. (Source is IGI & unconfirmed). He was possibly buried on 19th March 1662 in Cowden ,Kent (but may have been his father, but Elizabeth baptism on 23rd March shows Edward as father)
      2. Mary Wicking (shown as Meaory) was baptised on 27th September 1656 in Cowden, Kent (' daughter of Edward junior')
      3. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 23rd March 1662 in Cowden, Kent.
    4. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 8th September 1634 in Cowden, Kent.
    5. Thomas Wicking was baptised on 25th March 1638 in Cowden, Kent. He maybe married Joan Bewin (Jone) on 3rd May 1664 in Cowden, Kent. Joan was buried on 21st June 1689 in Cowden, Kent (' Joane, wife of Thomas of Hartfield'). Thomas & Joan had at least five children.
      1. Anne Wicking (Ann) was baptised on 27th March 1665 in Hartfield, Sussex.
      2. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 18th August 1667 in Hartfield, Sussex.
      3. John Wicking was baptised on 2nd February 1669 in Hartfield, Sussex.
      4. Richard Wicking was baptised on 27th May 1672 in Cowden, Kent ('son of Thomas of Hartfield')
      5. Joan Wicking was baptised on 7th February 1675 in Cowden, Kent ('daughter of Thomas of Hartfield')
      6. Mary Wicking was baptised on 6th January 1678 in Cowden, Kent ('daughter of Thomas of Hartfield')
  7. Jane Wicking was probably baptised on 27th December 1600 in Cowden, Kent (no parents shown). Jane was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21 and unmarried).
  8. Nicholas Wicking (shown as Wyking) was baptised on 10th October 1602 in Cowden, Kent. Nicholas was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21) . He possibly married Elizabeth Smith on 7th December 1629 in Cowden, Kent. He was mentioned in John Wicking of Fletching 'Will' of 1655 (see Thomas Wicking 1500) as a 'Kinsman' and of Cowden. He was a witness to the 'Will' of John Daniel in 1631. Nicholas left a 'Will' that was proved on 15th December 1658 and he was probably buried on 13th October 1658 in Cowden, Kent ('a clerk') and Elizabeth was probably buried there on 14th September 1659 ('a widow'). Nicolas & Elizabeth had seven children.
    1. John Wicking was baptised on 7th November 1630 in Cowden, Kent ('Nicolas shown as of the Parke'). (Source is IGI & unconfirmed). He maybe married Anne Catt (Ann) on 17th April 1655 in Cowden, Kent. (Source is IGI & unconfirmed). John & Ann had two children
      1. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 12th September 1658 (daughter of John & Anne) in Cowden, Kent
      2. Anne Wicking (Ann) was baptised on 19th August 1660,( dau of John) in Cowden, Kent.
    2. Peter Wicking (shown as Wickinge) was baptised on 16th December 1632 in Cowden, Kent. He was buried there on 17th December 1636 ('son of Nicholas').
    3. Stephen Wicking (Wickinge) was baptised on 12th October 1634 in Cowden, Kent
    4. Nicholas Wicking was baptised on 25th June 1637 in Cowden, Kent. He was buried there on 10th August 1643 ('son of Nicholas').
    5. Elizabeth Wicking was baptised on 17th March 1639 in Cowden, Kent
    6. Frances Wicking was baptised on 15th November 1640 in Cowden, Kent
    7. Mary Wicking was baptised on 14th May 1643 in Cowden, Kent
  9. Judith Wicking (shown as Wykinge) was baptised on 17th June 1604 in Cowden, Kent. Judith was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21 and unmarried).
  10. Peter Wicking (shown as Wykinge) was baptised on 9th February 1606 in Cowden, Kent. Peter was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21). He married Mercy Holmes on 25th February 1636 in Hartfield, Sussex. (license issued in Lewes on 23rd February, Peter shown of Hartfield- additional sureties, John Cooper of Hartfield and Thomas Sewer of Lewes, cowper). Peter & Mercy had three children (only Peter shown as father).
    1. Dorothy Wicking was baptised on 5th June 1636 in Cowden, Kent
    2. Constance Wicking was baptised on 3rd March 1639 in Cowden, Kent
    3. John Wicking was baptised on 23rd May 1641 in Cowden, Kent. He was mentioned in John Wicking of Fletching 'Will' of 1655 (see Thomas Wicking 1500) as godson, under 21 and son of Peter Wicking of Cowden.
  11. Richard Wicking (Wickinge) was baptised on 12th August 1610 in Cowden, Kent. Richard was mentioned in his fathers 'Will' of 1618 (as under 21). He possibly married Susan Elsey on 10th October 1655 in Cowden, Kent. (Source is IGI & unconfirmed). Richard was buried on 9th December 1682 in Cowden, Kent and Susan was buried there on 11th June 1682 ('wife of Richard')
    1. Richard Wicking was baptised on 11th January 1657 in Cowden, Kent and he was buried there on 28th October 1659 (' son of Richard')
    2. Peter Wicking was baptised on 10th April 1659 in Cowden, Kent

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  1. There are a variety of names used instead of Wicking. These are all felt to be spelling variations. The names identified are: Wicken, Wickinge, Wickens, Wickyng, Wekyhge, Weekyng, Weckynge, Weeknge, Weekinge, Weekyn, Weking, Wyking, Wycking, Wykinge. There are Wickenden's in East Grinstead & Cowden, but these have been excluded as considered another name.
  2. Athough the details of the individual entries are correct, and the children are born to the named parents, a rigorous analysis has not yet been undertaken to ensure that the correct family heads are with the appropriate children (ie if there was a choice of father's called 'William' the wrong one may have been used).Therefore this structure should only be viewed as indicative.
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Wills

  1. Peter Wicking (family ref top) left a will dated 29th January 1617 and proved on 6th July 1618 (ref PCC Prob 11/132/94). The link is to a Transcript of the 'Will'. The will mentions his wife Katheryne (executor & residual beneficiary); his sons John (eldest), Thomas, Edward, Nicholas, Peter and Richard (all under 21 except John); his daughters Elizabeth (& her husband Simms? Jesop), Mary, Dorothy, Jane, Judith (last three under 21 & unmarried); his grandchildren Mary daughter of Mary, un-named children of Elizabeth ; Overseers were Cosin Edward Swaysland and Thomas Wicking my son-in-lawe; Witnesses were Robert Hedley scrivener and John Pigott.
  2. Nicholas Wicking (family ref 7) left a will that was proved on 15th December 1658 (ref PCC Prob 11/285/417).
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  3. The Weald –Sussex Record Society: database (theweald.org)
  4. Sussex Parish Registers - Hartfield, Fletching, Framfield
  5. Surrey Parish Registers - Lingfield
  6. Kent Parish Registers - Cowden
  7. British Isles Vital Record Index- Family Search
  8. Sussex Marriage Index CD
  9. Latter day Saints - Family Search:
  10. Kent Genealogy (see links)