Thomas Couchman

Male Abt 1538 - 1586


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  • Name  Thomas Couchman  [1
    Born  Abt 1538  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Feb 1585/86  Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will  10 Feb 1585/86  Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The Will of THOMAS COUCHMAN of the parish of Rolvinden, co. Kent husbandman, 10 February 1585 [1585/6].

      To be buried in the churchyard of Rolvinden. To the poor men's box of Rolvinden 2s. To my son Rychard Couchman 10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my younger son Robarte Couchman 10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my daughter Syluester Couchman 6. 13s. 4d. at the age of twenty years or day of marriage. If any of my said children die under age, reversion to the survivors. To my godchild Thomas Bredman 12d. To my godchildren Thomas Colye, Thomas Gabriell, Marion Hasleman, and Jone Couchman a sheep each. If my wife Ellen shall marry again before my children have received their portions, then her husband shall give security to Robert Gybbon for the payment of the said portions, and if he will not, then my wife shall pay unto the said Robert Gibbon the said portions, and he shall lay it out for the use and profit of my said children, until they be of age to receive it. Residuary legatee and executrix: my wife Ellen. Overseer: Robarte Gibbon.
      [Signed] Signum Thome Couchman. Witnesses: Robart Gibbon, Leonard Wylson, and Symon Lingen. Proved 12 May 1586 by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 46, fo. 120.)
    Buried  14 Feb 1585/86  Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Deposition of THOMAS COWCHMAN of the parish of Rolvenden [co. Kent), having lived there twelve years and before that in the parish of Hawkhurst, aged forty years, dated 25 September 1578. (Depositions at Canterbury, 1578.) !
    Person ID  I44553  Bryant
    Last Modified  20 Oct 2002 

    Family  Elinor Hubbard 
    Married  18 Jul 1568  Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Alys Couchman,   bur. 09 May 1574, Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sylvester Couchman
     3. Robert Cushman,   d. Jun 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Couchman,   d. Feb 1583/84
     5. Henry Couchman,   d. Apr 1585, Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2916  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1568 - Rolvenden, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1585/86 - Rolvenden, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p. 502.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 68:181-5.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 68:182.

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 68:181-185.


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