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‎2 Apr 1911 Sittingbourne, Kent, England;

William John Ball was recorded as "Paper Maker (Foreman)"

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woman Anne Gifford‏‎ 1) 2)

Notes: "Probably a daughter of Nicholas Gifford..."

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man Thomas Ligon‏‎ 3) 4) 1)
Born ‎before 1437 Madresfield, Worcestershire, England‎ 2)
Died ‎10 Apr 1507 Madresfield, Worcestershire, England‎, at least 70 years 3) 4) 5)
Will signed: ‎27 Apr 1507 5)


man Richard Ligon‏ 3) 6) 1) 7)
Born ‎± 1476 Madresfield, Worcestershire, England‎ 4)
Died ‎1 May 1512 Madresfield, Worcestershire, England‎, approximately 36 years 3)

Notes: The inscription in Malvern church for Penelope Lygon says Thomas Lygon married Anne Beauchamp. Primary evidence, however, is very clear in naming Anne Beauchamp's husband as Richard. It is possible the stone confused Richard and Anne with Richard's parents, Thomas and Anne.


1) Source: The Visitation of the County of Worcester made in the year 1569. Reference: Lygon pedigree (Questionable reliability of evidence)
2) Source: The Ligon family and connections "that he has no records of George Lygon[1] ; but has deeds of his son...""William Lygon[2] who occurs in 1342...""Richard Lygon[3] is the first mentioned Lygon in the Madresfield Muniments, where in 1400, he obtained a release... In 1409, Richard appears...""Thomas Lygon[4] first appears... in 1414 and 1416... [as] commissioner of the King for Worcester... in 1419 Joan Braci... had married Thomas Lygon[4]""it is probable that Thomas Lygon[4] was then dead [1448]"etc.. External Link. Reference: Based on deeds and papers in Madresfield muniments (Questionable reliability of evidence)
3) Source: Victoria County History. Reference: Madresfield; A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (Data from secondary evidence)
4) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I "Writ 22 April, inquisition 9 June 22 Henry VII.He died 10 April last, seised in fee of the under -mentioned manor. RichardLigon, aged 30 years and more, is his son and heir.Gloucester Town. Manor of Matteston, worth 6?. 13s. 4d., held of Thomas,abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, as of his manor of Kynges Berton, serviceunknown. ". Reference: C 142/21/19 (Data from secondary evidence)
5) Source: England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Record for Thoa Lygon. External Link. Reference: The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 15 (Data from secondary evidence)
6) Source: Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office: Early Proceedings, Richard II to Philip and Mary "Short title: Clarke v Lygon.Plaintiffs: William Clarke.Defendants: Richard Lygon, knight, and George Lygon, gentleman, sons of Anne, late the wife of Richard Lygon, esquire, and a daughter and heir of Richard Beauchamp, lord Beauchamp.Subject: Annuity in Kemerton of the grant of the said Anne. Gloucestershire1532-1538". Reference: C 1/769/32 (Data from direct source)
7) Source: Monuments On the North side of the Communion table is a flat stone, with the inscription round it in capitals:"Here lyethe the bodye of Penelope, the wife of Robert Walweyn, of Neulande, gentleman, the daughter of Richard Ligon, of Madersfyelde, esquire, the sonne of William Ligon, esquire, sonne of Sir Richard Ligon, knight, the sonne of Thomas Ligon, esquire and Anne his wife, one of the daughters of the lorde Beauchampe, her mother was Marye, the daughter of Sir Thomas Russell, of Strensham, knyghte. Obiit 13 Januarii, 1596."This stone formerly covered a raised monument, which stood where the communion table now is, on the wall; at her feet were these verses:"Hic pia Penelope Walwini conditur uxor,Jamdudum morbis languida, docta mori.""Docta mori, vitae que breves transcendere metasNune anima coelum possidet, ante fide."On the other three sides were thirty-five coats of arms: the principal were Walweyn impaling Ligon; some of the others were Godhead, Russell, Planges, Hodington, Cromeley, Somery, Albany, Haute, earl of Chester, Golafer, Cassy, Cookesey, Thurgrim, Cholmley, Askham, Rydal, Lygon, Bracy, Blanchmister, Giffard, Beauchamp, baron of Powick, D'Abetot, Hulgreve, Sir Gerard de Useslate, Lovestofte, Verdon, Greville.. Reference: Malvern Church: From 'A General History of Malvern, J. Chambers (W. Walcott, 1817)' (Unreliable evidence or estimated data)