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William Hexstall

Male - 1481


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  • Name William Hexstall  [1, 2
    Born of Heckstall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Hextall's Court, East Peckham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate birth of Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death 1470  [4
    Died Between 24 Aug 1470 and 30 Sep 1481  [5
    Person ID I19335  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 

    Family 1 Margaret Bromley,   b. Bef 7 Nov 1411 
    Married Bef 1423  [5
    Children 
    +1. Joane Hexstall,   d. Aft 26 Apr 1467
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F11996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joan 
    Married Abt 1438  [5
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Hexstall,   b. Abt 1440, of Hextall's Court, East Peckham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Dec 1497  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F18792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Surrey, 1449. Sub-sheriff of Staffordshire 1431-35.

      He is said in various visitation pedigrees and other genealogical sources to have been a son of Richard de Hexstall and Anne Grovehurst (supposedly a daughter of Richard Grovehurst of Horsmondon, Kent), the former a son of Richard or Thomas de Hexstall and Elizabeth Hewet (definitely a daughter of John Hewet and Catherine Boweles). On 27 Jan 2021, Butler University historian Scott Swanson posted a long post to soc.genealogy.medieval summarizing everything that can be established about this William Hexstall, in the course of which he established that the aforementioned "Richard de Hexstall" almost certainly did not exist, but was instead the result of confusion on the part of Thomas Philipott in his 1776 Villare Cantianum; or Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Thomas de Hexstall and Elizabeth Hewet existed, and were married to one another, but no evidence exists that they had a son named Richard. A Henry Hexstall married a Joan Grovehurst (daughter or sister and coheir of Richard Grovehurst) by 15 Nov 1466. But nothing exists to confirm the alleged parentage of this William Hexstall.

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    2. [S5158] Blechingley: A Parish History by Uvedale Lambert. London: Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, 1921.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    4. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    5. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.