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Wadham, Joan

Female Abt 1533 - 1603


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  • Born  Abt 1533  Of Merrifield, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Buried  14 Jun 1603  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I03072  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  19 Jun 2015 

    Father  Wadham, John,   b. Abt 1500, Of Merrifield, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 3 Mar 1578, Ilminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Tregarthen, Joan,   b. Abt 1498, Of Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 30 Sep 1583, Branscombe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1532  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01088  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Strangways, Giles,   b. Apr 1528, Of Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 11 Apr 1562, Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between Oct and Nov 1546  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Strangways, Anne,   b. Abt 1550, Of Melbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1606, Of Badminton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Strangways, John,   b. Abt 1552, Of Melbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1593, Of Melbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Strangways, George,   b. Abt 1556, Of Melbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1603, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Strangways, Edward,   b. Abt 1558, Of Melbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1603
     5. Strangways, Nicholas,   b. Abt 1558, Of Melbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1604, Of Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01086  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Younge, John,   b. Abt 1520, Of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 Aug 1589, Bristol Cathedral, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1563  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Younge, Jane,   b. Abt 1566, Of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1603, Of Leweston, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Younge, Margaret,   b. Abt 1568, Of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1618
    >3. Younge, Robert,   b. 1 Jun 1570, Of Haselbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1606
    Family ID  F01087  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Joan Wadham Memorial
    Joan Wadham Memorial

  • Notes 
    • National Archives: [no title] 5535/11 1601 July 28
      Contents: Conveyance in fee except demise in (6) to Wm. Winter which had passed to Dame Joan Younge and is now assigned by her to Roger Horton - Dame Joan Younge of Bristol, widow of Sir John Younge, and Nicholas Strangwaies to Jeremia Horton of Bath, gent.- The Lodge and all grounds and profits except plot sold to George White.
      Consideration: 'competent sum of money'.


      Will of Dame Joan Younge, Widow of Bristol, Gloucestershire Date 07 February 1604 Catalogue reference PROB 11/103

      ...described "of Bristol, Widow," made her will on 1st April, 1603, gives 150 for her funeral, poor of Abbotsbury 20, my son Nicholas Strangways, my daughter Ann Bridgman, my late husband Sir Giles Strangways, Joan Buller [Butler?], my daughter's child, my daughter Boteler. To my daughter Fitz James a silver bason worth 20 ; to my daughter Lady Elizabeth Berkeley a cup worth 10; my brother Nicholas Wadham, Esq. and Nicholas Strangways, my son, Exors
      Codicil ; to Peregrine Young 200, at 23, after the decease of my son-in-law John Fitz James, Esq., and of my son-in-law Nicholas Boteler, Esq.

      Will of William Boteler(coincidence of Great Badminton? See Ann Bridgeman will of Great Badminton?)

      BOTELER, William - of Great Badminton, Glouc., Esq., 1575/6 [18 Eliz I]
      I have limitted and appointed all my manors, lands, etc., in Gloucestershire after my decease ...estate of my brother Robert BOTELER; my daughters Frauncys BOTELER and Elizabeth BOTELER - 500; to my sister Margaret at her marriage - 200; to my brother Edmond BOTELER - annuity of 5; ....the manors of Great Badmanton or Hawkesbury of the yearly value of 6,13s.,4d.; to my son Nicholas BOTELER - all my goods and chattles.
      ...Proved at London 9 Nov 1586 (PCC)


      ?
      Will of Nicholas Boteler or Butler of Wormley, Hertfordshire 31 January 1638 PROB 11/176
      Will of Nicholas Boteler or Botteler, Gentleman of Launcells, Cornwall 21 October 1616 PROB 11/128
      Will of Sir John FitzJames of Leweston, Dorset 07 July 1625 PROB 11/146
      Will of Sir James Fitzjames of Redlinch, Somerset 14 November 1579 PROB 11/61
      Will of Jane Fitz James, Widow of Somerset 12 February 1597 PROB 11/89



      ... A sumptuous monument was erected on the spot to John and Joan Younge memory. This monument stood on the site of the interment until 1861, when, on the remodelling of the cathedral, it was pulled down, and the broken
      fragments are now lying in a room on the east end of the cloister. It consisted of an altar tomb with a canopy supported by black marble columns. Upon the slab lay the recumbent effigy of Dame Joan, represented with her hands raised in the attitude of prayer. She is dressed in the costume of a lady of the period, wearing a large ruff, a Mary Stewart bonnet, and a stiff bodice, all painted in their proper colours, the head resting on two cushions set diagonally. The upper part of the effigy may now be seen in the heap of rubbish above referred to, and in front were two knights in armour, doubtless representing her two husbands, kneeling at a faldstool, and beneath, on the front of the monument, were the figures of her children, four sons and four daughters kneeling at desks. This inscription is : -

      " Here lyeth the bodies of Sir John Yovng, Knight, and Dame Joane his wife. By him she had issue, Sir Robert, Jane and Margaret. She was firste marryed to Sir Giles Straingewayes, Knight, By whome she had yssue, John, Edward,
      George, Nicholas, Ann, and Elizabeth. She was daughter of John Wadham Esqvier, and shee departed this mortall lyfe,
      the 14th of June 1603 aged 70 yeares."

      There are nine children named in the inscription, but as eight only are figured on the monument, perhaps one of the sons died in childhood.

      'daughter" Lady Eliabeth Berkeley?

      Transcript of Inscription on the Lady Elizabeth Berkeley Tomb:

      "Here lieth the body of the most virtvous and prvdent lady Elizabeth Lady Berkeley widdowe, davghter and sole heire of George Carey Lord Hvnsdon, sonne and heire of Henry Carey Lord Hvnsdon sonne & heire of William Carey, and of the Lady Mary his wife, second daughter & coheire of Thomas Bvllen Earle of Ormond and Wilshire, father also of Qveene Anne Bvllen wife to Kinge Henry the Eighth, mother of Queene Elizabeth late Qveene of England: which Lady Berkeley after her piovs pilgrimage of 59 yeares, surrendred her sovle into the hands of her redeemer, the 23th day of Aprill Anno Domini 1633."