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Wadham, Margaret

Female Abt 1545 - Abt 1610


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  • Born  Abt 1545  Of Merrifield, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Abt 1610  Puddletown, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I03606  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2017 

    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  Martin, Nicholas,   b. Abt 1529, Of Athelhampstone, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23.03.1595/96, Puddletown, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1565  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Martin, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1560, Of Athelhampstone, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 28 Jun 1619, Brasted, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martin, Frances,   b. Abt 1562, Of Athelhampstone, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1610
    >3. Martin, Jane,   b. Abt 1564, Of Athelhampstone, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1592
    >4. Martin, Anne,   b. Abt 1570, Of Athelhampstone, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12.01.1636/1637, Of Llantilio Pertholey, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01193  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Margarett Martin, Widow of Athelhampton, Dorset 26 April 1611 PROB 11/117

      Nicholas Wadham's three sisters are all commemorated on brasses: Joan on that of her first husband, Sir Giles Strangeways at Melbury Sampson, Dorset; Margaret, wife of Nicholas Martin, at Piddletown, Dorset (q.v.); and, Florence, the wife of John Wyndham (d. 1572), at St. Decumen's Church, Somerset (q.v.).21

      .... Nicholas, who married Dorothy Petre and with her founded Wadham College, Oxford, died without issue in 1609, leaving three sisters as coheirs.

      One third of the manor passed to Joan, wife of Giles Strangways (d. 1562) and descended successively to two grandsons, Giles (d.1623) and Sir John Strangways (d.1666). Sir John was followed by his second son Giles (d.1675) and Giles by his second son Thomas. Thomas died in 1713 and his son, also Thomas, in 1726. ...

      One third share passed to Florence, wife of John Wyndham, and descended like Orchard Wyndham (fn.73) to Charles Wyndham, earl of Egremont (d. 1763)...

      One third of the manor passed to Margaret, wife of Nicholas Martin, and was divided among her four heirs on her death in 1610, namely her daughters Elizabeth, wife of Sir Thomas Hamon, Frances, wife of Thomas White, and Anne, widow of Anthony Floyer, and her grandson (Sir) Edward Richards, son of the fourth daughter Jane. (fn.75)
      From: 'Penselwood', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 7: Bruton, Horethorne and Norton Ferris Hundreds (1999), pp. 184-192. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18752 Date accessed: 04 July 2010.

      Rootweb Gen Medieval
      In my continuing series on the extra medieval ancestry of Sarah
      Ferguson, we see on Leo's excellent website here
      <http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00233182&tree=LEO>

      ...Leo here shows that William Floyer ascends to William Floyer and his
      wife Margaret Lawrence, but William Floyer has further ascent.

      The William who married Margaret Lawrence was the grandson of that Anthony Floyer who married Anne Martin "fourth daughter and co-heiress of her father" Nicholas Martin, esq of Athelhampstone, co Dorset by his wife Margaret Wadham.

      Margaret Wadham in turn was "one of the three sisters and co-heiresses of Nicholas Wadham, founder of Wadham College"

      Nicholas Wadham, born in 1532, died 20 Oct 1609 d.s.p. although
      married to Dorothy Petre in 1555, dau of Sir William Petre by Gertrude Tyrrell.



      BOX 93: Documents re. former Wadham lands DD\WY/93 16th cent - 19th cent These documents are held at Somerset Archive and Record Service
      1 box: Contents:
      Court of Wards and Liveries Agreement(prior to special Livery), with extent or valor of estates of Margaret Martin, sister and coheir of Nicholas Wadham of Merefield, 1614
      Deeds concerning Sir Thos.Hamon of Brastead(co.Kent), Knt.(who married Eliz., a dau.and coheir of Nicholas and Margaret Martin)re. manor of Haydon(co.Dorset), 1620, Bearstead Popham(co.Hants.), 1622, Exeter, 1624(2), Silverton, 1624(2), Pool Anthony, 1624, South Tawton, 1624, Penselwood, 1625, Silverton, 1625, manor of Portlemouth(co. Devon)and manor of Brannell(co.Cornwall), 1629, Penselwood, 1633, and Chiselborough and Hardington, 1635. (13 docts.) O.B.