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  • Name Katherine   [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I27720  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 1 May 2020 

    Family John Jocelyn,   b. of Easton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1225 
    +1. Thomas Jocelyn,   b. Abt 1205   d. Aft 1277 (Age ~ 73 years)
    Family ID F16546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2016 

  • Notes 
    • Given by French, and by the 1612 Visitation of Essex (citation details below), as a daughter of Thomas Battell and Elizabeth Enfield. However, Tim Powys-Lybbe made this point in a 2004 post to soc.genealogy.medieval:

      "[T]here is a document that has (or _had_ in about 1870) survived, the will of John Battell, the son of Thomas Battell and Elizabeth Enfield, which this John made before he went off on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Nothing more is known of this John so it is presumed he died there.

      "You can read the verbatim account of this will by downloading:

      and then go to pages 12 and 13. You will find that there were only two sisters, and heirs, of John: Alice and Margaret. There is no mention of Katherine and Alice and Margaret were not then married, so my suspicion is that this Katherine Battell either never existed or has been allocated to the wrong parents."

      [Unfortunately, as of 28 Aug 2016 the URL given by Powys-Lybbe is dead, but given his record we see no reason to doubt his account of the will's contents.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3909] Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 71:227, July 1917.

    2. [S476] The Visitations of Essex ed. Walter C. Metcalfe. Harleian Society volume 13. London, 1878.

    3. [S1853] Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and His Wife Frances Helen Miller by Mary Lovering Holman (vol. 1) and Winifred Lovering Holman (vol. 2). Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1948-1952.