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Thomas Slye

Male Abt 1530 -

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  • Name Thomas Slye 
    Birth Abt 1530  of Bushwood and Lapworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I30967  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2024 

    Father Miles Slye,   b. of Lapworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1533 
    Family ID F7262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. George Slye,   b. Bef 4 Sep 1564, of Lapworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 8 Jul 1627 (Age > 63 years)
    Family ID F7240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Slye, a yeoman of Bushwood and Lapworth, was born about 1530 (age about 54 in 1584). Although associated with Lapworth, the hamlet of Bushwood was technically within the bounds of a detached portion of Stratford on Avon, largely surrounded by Lapworth. No burial or probate records have been found for Thomas unless he was the Thomas Sly of Packwood buried in Lapworth on 8 May 1624, making him about 94 years old. The name of his wife is unknown. Thomas was one of only four Lapworth men assessed in the lay subsidy of 1568, paying two shillings eight pence on land valued at 40 shillings annual value. On 15 February 1570/1, Thomas Slye of Lapworth, yeoman, was one of the feoffees of John Asshebye, the elder, husbandman, of Lapworth for a tenement and other lands in Packwood. [...] Thomas brought a suit against John and Nicholas Wheler in 1579 for colluding with the steward of Kingswood Manor to deny him admission to his lands. In 1584 Thomas Slye, yeoman of Bushwood, aged 54 'or neare thereabowtes,' deposed before magistrate Job Throckmorton, investigating William Skynner and others accused of "popish plots" against the queen. Thomas's testimony included evidence that Skynner had entertained priests in his home and the damning accusation that he heard 'Mr Skynner wthin this yere or ij (as he remebrethe) defende the Queene of Scots tytle and saye that she is next heyre apparante to the Crowne of Englande.' On 27 March 1587 Thomas Slye of Lapworth and his son John were among the ten co-feoffees of the Lapworth parish lands set aside for the use of the poor, who leased a close or pasture called 'Thackams or Thatchames' to Nicholas Slye, turner, also of Lapworth." [Clifford L. Stott, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7427] Clifford L. Stott, "The Slye Family of Lapworth, Warwickshire: Ancestors of Capt. Robert Slye of St. Mary's County, Maryland, and Sarah (Slye) Cooper, Wife of Lt. Thomas Cooper of Springfield, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 177:333, Fall 2023.