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William Cole, butcher, son of William Cole and Martha Cole
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Date
Type
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Source
 
1605
Born
In the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
c 1635
Married
Elizabeth .....
 
 
1636
Birth of a daughter
Anne in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1638
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1641
Birth of a son
Andrew in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1644
Birth of a son
Robert in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1646
Birth of a son
Richard in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1648
Birth of a daughter
Jane in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
1649
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent; twin
Lionel Cole's records
 
1649
Birth of a daughter
Frances in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent; twin
Lionel Cole's records
 
Sep 1671
Died
In the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Lionel Cole's records
 
26th Sep 1671
Buried
At St. Peter and St. Paul in the Parish of Edenbridge, Kent
Edenbridge Parish Registers


Lionel Cole's records

WILLIAM COLE of Edenbridge, butcher (1605-1671)

He was the elder son of William Cole of Edenbridge, butcher, and his wife Martha. He married Elizabeth and by her had five sons and three daughters. William was listed in the Protestation Returns for 1641. His father died in 1647. In the assessments for subsidy to the Crown of 1601, 1608, 1628 and 1648 for Edenbridge no Cole is mentioned, but in the 1650s both William and his brother James were assessed for taxation to support the Army. William was a tenant of John Stanford. In 1664 the Hearth Tax shows that William possessed two hearths.

On 31st August 1669 William's wife Elizabeth was buried in Edenbridge. William made his will on 18th June 1670 and was buried on 26th September 1671. In his will (PCC):

An inventory was taken of the possessions of William Cole the elder (PCC).

Purse, girdle and ready money5s.
Wearing apparel£2.
In the hall
One table with a joined frame, one joined form, one little table, one joined cupboard, one joined settle£1
Eight pewter dishes, eight porringers, two saucers, five pewter candlesticks19s.
Two brandirons, three spits, two pairs of pothangers, two gridirons, two toasting irons, one smoothing iron, one iron to lay before the dripping pan, two tin dripping pans, three iron pots, five pairs of pothooks, one frying pan, a fire pan and a pair of tongs, two candlesticks£1-10s.
One joined chair and three small chairs, one window curtain3s-6d.
Four bowls and serving dishes3s.
One brass kettle, three brass skillets, one brass skimmer, one brass mortar, a brass warming pan, one iron chaffering dish19s.
In the parlour
One table with a joined frame, one joined form, four high joined stools, two low joined stools, one aumbry cupboard, one joined chair, and one flagbottomed chair and a dozen of trenchers£2-2s-0d.
In the chamber over the hall
One table with a joined frame, four joined chests, one trundle bedstead, one blanket, a coverlet, one form and a small chair£1.
In the chamber over the shop
one joined bedstead, one flock bed, two flock bolsters, one blanket and one coverlet, one sideboard table, one joined chair, one broad joined stool, one wicker chair£1-3s.
Ten pairs of sheets, three table cloths and three towels£3.
In the buttery
Seven small drinking vessels, four keelers and four small tubs, one bucking tub and two old pails£1-8s.
One woollen wheel, one linen wheel2s
Certain lumber and things of small value2s-6d.
Money owing upon bonds£300
Total£316-7s-6d

William Cole seems to have possessed a surprising amount of wealth in the form of bonds. In the 17th century only the very richest townsmen had goods and money worth as much as £300. There is nothing else about William to suggest wealth; nevertheless this is not an illusion because he bequeathed at least £165 in cash as well as two houses.

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Cole, Coale, Coaler, Coal, Coles family records
The ancestral pedigree of William Cole, butcher
   
2nd marriage Andrew Colem: c 1520Annys Blundell 
 b: c 1480
d: 1546 Edenbridge, Kent
  
  
       
 John Johane Julyan Richard George Elizabeth 
 b: c 1520
d: c 1585 Edenbridge, Kent, (probably)
 b: before 1525 b: before 1525 b: 1525 to 1546 b: 1525 to 1546
d: February 1551/52 Tonbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Feb 1551/52 Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1525 to 1546 
               
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
1st marriage John Colem: c 1545Mrs 
 b: c 1520
d: c 1585 Edenbridge, Kent, (probably)
  b: c 1525
  
      
 Johanna Juliana James John Andrew 
 b: 1547 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 14th Aug 1547 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1550 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Jan 1550 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1554 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 25th Jun 1554 St. Peter and St. Paul, recorded as Jacob Cole
d: January 1560 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 16th Jan 1560 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent, (possibly)
 b: 1555 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Apr 1555 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1556 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 7th Mar 1556 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1584 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Sep 1584 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 
             
Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Andrew Colem: 29th May 1571 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, KentJoane Basset 
 b: 1556 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 7th Mar 1556 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: September 1584 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 20th Sep 1584 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1555
  
     
 Agnes James William Andrew 
 b: 1572 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 10th Aug 1572 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1575 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 26th Jun 1575 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1578 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd Mar 1578 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1647 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1647 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1580 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 13th Apr 1580 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1657 Westerham, Kent, aged 77 years
bur: 3rd Jan 1657 St. Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent
 
            
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1600Martha 
 b: 1578 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd Mar 1578 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: February 1647 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1647 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1580
  
     
 John William James Elizabeth 
 b: 1602 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1602 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 5th Sep 1602 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1605 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1671 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1671 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1607 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1672 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 2nd Sep 1672 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: c 1610 
           
Parental record
   
   
   
 William Colem: c 1635Elizabeth 
 b: 1605 Edenbridge, Kent
d: September 1671 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 26th Sep 1671 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  b: c 1610
d: August 1669 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 31st Aug 1669 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
  
         
Anne William Andrew Robert Richard Jane John Frances 
b: 1636 Edenbridge, Kent b: 1638 Edenbridge, Kent
d: December 1716 Chiddingstone, Kent
bur: 18th Dec 1716 St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent
 b: 1641 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 9th Aug 1641 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: August 1699 Hever, Kent, aged 58 years
bur: 29th Aug 1699 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1644 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 23rd May 1644 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: 1716 aged 72 years
 b: 1646 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 4th Jan 1646 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1673 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 17th Jul 1673 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1648 Edenbridge, Kent
ch: 4th Apr 1648 St. Peter and St. Paul
d: July 1648 Edenbridge, Kent
bur: 8th Jul 1648 St. Peter and St. Paul, Edenbridge, Kent
 b: 1649 Edenbridge, Kent, twin
ch: 16th Oct 1649 St. Peter and St. Paul
 b: 1649 Edenbridge, Kent, twin
ch: 16th Oct 1649 St. Peter and St. Paul
 
                    
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