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Henry GARNHAM

Male 1713 - Bef 1781  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Henry GARNHAM 
    Born possibly 1713  Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID FAC288DCAA4840F99749322526404319447E 
    Died Bef 13 Apr 1781  Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Apr 1781  St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Henry's parents may have been Robert and Martha GARNHAM, who had two children baptised at St Michael, Thorpe-le-Soken:
      - Henry on 1 March 1713
      - Mary on 9 June 1719

      Courtesy of Jenny Taufana, we have Henry's Will of 9 December 1780. He left everything to his daughter Elizabeth *; she was to pay £5 to each of Henry's other children when they came of age. The children to benefit from this were named in the Will as:
      Henry, Charlotte, Homan, Daniel, Zellah, Jonathan and John.
      Homan Garnham was named as one of the executors.

      * Elizabeth was actually born before Henry and Martha married - the following note appears in the St Michael, Thorpe-le-Soken parish register at 10 September 1769:
      " Daughter of Henry & Martha GARNHAM was born on November 1st, 1764 & baptized about a fortnight after, as her father declared to me Samuel Lewis, Curate of this Parish, this tenth day of September 1769. As witness my hand [signed] Samuel Lewis."

      The inclusion of Jonathan is significant. Jenny Taufana had been trying for years to find who Jonathan's parents were and it turns out that he was the illegitimate son of Sarah PILLING and, we assume, Henry GARNHAM. Henry must at some point have decided to adopt (in effect, if not in law) Jonathan, although there's no eveidence to suggest what became of Sarah PILLING.

      The Will makes no provision for Henry's wife Martha: she isn't even mentioned. Jenny speculates that this was because Martha was a lot younger than Henry and if she had remarried after Henry's death, her new husband would have had control and the children may not have benefited.
    Person ID I585  Thorpe le Soken, Essex
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2017 

    Father Unknown GARNHAM,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rose CHASEY 
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah HOLBROOK 
    Children 
     1. John GARNHAM,   b. Bef 24 Oct 1762, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Martha WOODS,   b. Abt 1747,   d. Bef 7 Jun 1814, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 3 May 1765  St Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Henry GARNHAM otp widower & Martha WOODS otp singlewoman, by licence. He signed *, she marked, Witnesses John Turpin **, Henry Leaver.

      * Henry's signature at this marriage is identical to his signature at his 1756 and 1761 marriages.

      ** John TURPIN married Sarah GARNHAM in February 1762. The witnesses at the marriage were Homan GARNHAM and Henry GARNHAM, possibly Sarah's uncle and father respectively.
      Three years later in 1765, John TURPIN was a witness when Henry GARNHAM married for the third time.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth GARNHAM,   b. 1 Nov 1764, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henry GARNHAM,   b. Abt 1767, Beaumont-cum-Moze, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charlotte GARNHAM,   b. Abt 1767, Beaumont-cum-Moze, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jonathan GARNHAM,   b. 1771, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Jan 1843, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Homily GARNHAM,   b. Bef 25 Feb 1773, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Homan GARNHAM,   b. Bef 9 Nov 1776, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Jan 1853, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     7. Daniel Maldon GARNHAM,   b. Bef 9 Nov 1776, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Zellah GARNHAM,   b. Bef 9 Nov 1776, Thorpe le Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - possibly 1713 - Thorpe le Soken, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 13 Apr 1781 - Thorpe le Soken, Essex Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Garnham's 1780 Will
    Henry Garnham's 1780 Will

    Documents
    Transcription of Henry Garnham's 1780 Will
    Transcription of Henry Garnham's 1780 Will

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Thorpe-le-Soken Parish Registers at SEAX Jul 2006 and later.