Hougham, Michael

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  • Name Hougham, Michael 
    Christened 28 Oct 1569 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 12 Jul 1596  Ash Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Arthur Hougham has Michael as being married to Elizabeth Joade and to Jane Brook (see later). (From Hasted?)

      Marian Pratt has Elizabeth as the wife of Michael the son of Thomas

      Arthurs notes are as follows.

      Baptised Ash 2 Oct 1569. son and heir, mentioned in his fathers will 10 Dec 1583. He inherited land and property in East Street by will of John Brooke dated 1 May 1582 Died July 1596 Buried with his brother Richard in Ash. Memorial there to him gives that he was of a tall stature and comely person. His will mentions "my wife Janet and my son Brooke" But not children by first wife.

      Arthur has children listed by first wife so did they die by date of will? were they excluded? or has Arthur got it wrong.

      This tree goes with the Marian Pratt version that the children of Elizabeth are the result of the marriage with the other Michael


      Do the following notes pertain to this Michael?
      West Kent Quarter Sessions Records Indictments
      FILE - File of indictments for Mids. 1595. - ref. QM/SI/1595/2 [n.d.] item: Michael Huffam of Ash, yeoman, for planting a hedge in the highway at Brookestrete gutter in Ash. - ref. QM/SI/1595/2/30 - date: April 1595

      FILE - File of indictments for gaol delivery sessions Epiphany 1597/8. - ref. QM/SI/1598/1 [n.d.] item: Simon Moumford of Preston, labourer, for escaping having been placed in the stocks by Rich. Joyner, constable of Preston hundred on suspicion of stealing a bushel of wheat worth 5s. from Michael Huffam at Stourmouth ['Sturmould']. [Asks for benefit of clergy but "does not read"] - ref. QM/SI/1598/1/5 - date: 1 April 1597

      Out of the numerous descendants of Stephen Hougham and Benetta Brookes- those I have charted are the only ones who carry down names of Michael,Richard and Henry. .
      As stated before in my records, Hasted in "A Corner of Ash" and Planche in his history,and Suckling In " A Forgotten Past" place erroneously Michael Hougham 1569-1596 ."with Elizabeth Joade as a 1st wife,and Janet Brooks as 2nd.-which, dates of birth .marriage, and Wills all contradict. . I place that Michael and the one who md. Elizabeth. Joade as 2nd cousins.

      Richard, brother of Michael who md.Janet Brook,dated his Will 1606,and in it mentions among witnesses a Henry and a Richard Houglam and the only Henry and Richard among my numerous on file are the 2nd cousins. Both lines owned property in same parts of Kent~-the Chart on other side showns how later similar names were bonn after l606.

      He mentions a Gabriel Pordage.and a Henry Harflete- On file I have a Bennett Hougham md. Henry Harflete a widower, whose 1st wife was Dorcas Pordage, he also mentions a Wm Sollye, he had a relative who md, Stephen Solly They are all connections on his line, But there is no Henry and Richard on his line to fit the years of his Will These second cousins are the only ones known who do fit the years.
      To find-wills "of Michael Hougham and Elizabeth Joades line is the only way to prove these connections
      . Richard of Goodnestone d.l686 or his son Michael who d. 1695 are only clue. (got them in 19??)

      The difficulty here always arises then who are Henry Hougham who md.Margaret Owere. He is given as of Preston leasing land in Minster.and his wife as of Minster .and they have a son bn at Minster l644 and no others, there This couple were md. 1643 at Minster,(which would make Henry born abt.l620) and historians have placed him in an impossible position on their chart-that is in "

      He is buried in South Transept. A marble memorial surmounted by the coat of arms is on the wall and a brass memorial plate on the floor marks the place. the plate reads " Here lieth buried the bodies of Michael and Richard Hougham, sonnes of Michael Hougham. Michael died in July 1596 and Richard died October1606.Richard married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Saunders by whom he had three sonnes Michael Edward and Solomon and one daughter named Ann all livinge the were men both of a tall stature and comley persons, besides were well esteemed among all sorts of people,both for their vertuous lives and also in their younge years for there good and thriftie government, not of themselves onlie but also they were a good stay in the parish among ther neighbours


      In the name of God amen. I , Michael Huffam of Ash next Sandwich being sick in body but of perfect rememberance do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following this xxx day of July 1596. First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God and my body to be buried at the direction of my xxxx. This is the last will and testament of me Michael Huffam made and ordained this day of year above said concerning all my goods and lands wheresoever xxxxxxxxx I will that my mother shall have £100 paid her by my executor in regard of certain debts I owe her to be paid within 5 months after my decease. Item, I give unto my wife mine of my best xxxx and 5 of my best xxx and also 1/2 of my best xxx and also my best half of all my lands. Item, I give unto my wife the xxx of to all my best bedsteads furnished, bedding, one feather bed and bolster with furnishings to be left unto my son when he shall accomplish his day of tewnty and one years. Item, I likewise give her all the use of one bedstead in the little chamber over the parlour buttereye untill my son Brooks accomplish his age of 21 years and be left unto the house. Item I give unto William my servant £10 to be paid him at Michaelmas in lieu of his quarterly wages xxxx give unto xxxx and xxx my xxx forty shillings to be paid in lieu of his quarterly wages at the time foresaid. I giveunto xxx xxx xxx and make my testator to each of them 20 shillings at the same time.

      Item, To all my married servants I do bequeath a mark apiece to be paid at the quarter and in lieu of their wages. Item I do give unto the poor of Ash parish 6 pounds 18 shillings and 4 pence to be distributed at the discretion of my executors within one whole year after my decease. Item, I do give unto my brothers Richard and Stephen all these ( a description of land). I do give unto my three xxxxx my sisters children Bennett Contry, Michael Paramour, and Stephen Bateman 5 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence apiece to be paid them within 6 months after my decease. Item, I do give unto my wife Jane 6 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence to be or a xxxx for her xxxxx. Item, I give unto Jane my wife 5 xxxx of my best wheat in good xxxx and former acres of my barley as it shall xxxx Item, I will for the like wise thirty xxxx of xxxx to be laid in convenient place for the xxx of her xxxx .Item, To my brother Contry I will my best bay horse. Item , to my brother Paramour my best xxxx. Item, to my brother Serles Hawkes one xxx colour bay bought of Peter Hawkes, and one colour red roan. Item, I give unto Richard Huffam my brother my best bay mare. Item, I will unto Michael my nephew, son of my brother Richard Huffam, 5 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence to be xxx in plate by my xxxx

      Item, I do give unto Valentine Austen my cloake xxx. Item My will is that mother Binge during her natural life shall have the use of house and lands she now dwelleth in paying unto my executors 20 shillings a year for the same. Item, it is my will that William xxxx and xxx Solly shall give the use and occupation of xxx now in the tenure of Parrott from the decease of Parrott until my son Brooke is 21 paying unto my executor the yearly note accustomed to be paid by Parrott being £5 a year. Item, I give unto John xxxx the xxxx of timberwhich he lately bought of me above £26. All the rest of my goods and chattels I will unto my executors to be employed unto xxxx at xxx after xxx shall be mentioned xxxxx my debts and legacies performed and paid the rest to be appraised by xxxx and to be imployed to the best use of my son Brooke by the advice of my overseer to be delivered xxx unto xxx within six months of his coming 21 of age. ( there is much more of the same of no genealogical value - MHP)


      MHP - He ordains Serles Hawkes and Thomas Paramour as executors of his will and Valentine Austen as overseer. He ends with " I do give unto my brother Stephen Huffam all those lands which were recovered by Law -- which were given him by my father to him his heirs for ever" He wills to his wife her dwelling in their house at Brooke Street Ash and much land- then admonishes his executors to keep an honest account and report on the profits every 4 years.

      The last ( sentance?) is unreadable and only one of the witnesses that of Stephen Bateman discernable
    Person ID I83  Hougham
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2004 

    Father Hougham, Michael Of Ash
              b. 1531
              d. 1583, Weddington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Austen, Edith (Judith?)
              b. 11 Sep 1539, Adisham Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Apr 1613, Northbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1556  Adisham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Brooke, Janet 
    Children 
    +1. Hougham, Brooke
              c. 25 Jan 1596, Ash Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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