Alice / Elyce / Alyce BAKER died before 1571
Spouse: William ADAM of Lydd; he married (1) Alice Baker 1542 (2) Mildred, died circa 1571
Children: Joan born 1544
Joan ADAM baptized 4/10/1544, died 1582 Lydd
Spouse: James MARTINE married 7/27/1562, died 1583
Children: Mary married James Bate, Rachel married John Bigge, baptized 6/17/1565 Lydd, widow sailed from London 1635, settled Dorchester MA died 1646; Godfrey possibly. He was in will of Smalehope Biggs
American Gen.: Bates (Bate) Clement (1589-1671) from Eng in the "Elizabeth" to Hingham MA 1635; freeman 1636; m Ann _____. Bates, Clement, (1589-1671) son of James, m Mary Martin; gson of John, m Mildred Ward; from Eng in the "Elizabeth" to Hingham MA 1635; freeman 1636; m Ann _____ (d 1669 ag 74). Bates(Bate) James (1582-1655; son of James m Mary Martin of Lydd Kent Co Eng; desc John Bates, 1415, legendary soldier in battle of Agincourt;...
James Martine Will: 8 August 1583- the will of James Martin of the town of Lydd in the parish of All Saints, county of Kent ... to my daughter Rachel L10 in ready money, one silver goblet next eh best one pt covered with silver, 6 silver spoons of those that be 7 marked, one feather bed next the best that lyeth in the chamber over the parlor, that bolster that lyeth upon the bed, the coverlet, that blanket, two pillows, two pillow coats, 4 pair of sheet neither of the finest nor of the coarsest, 3 tabe cloths, one dozen of table napkins, her mother's best coat with her kyrtle, and all such things as her mother did give her ... unto my daughter Batt (Bates) 10s ... Adryes Wood my servant shall have that little chamber he now lyeth in for life, one feather ed, one bolster, 2 pair of sheets, one blanket, one coverlet, L3.6s.8d ... to son in law James Batt 2 seames of wheat, and 3 seames of malt. Godfrey Matin my son to be sole executor, he to have all the rest of moveable goods, houses, lands not willed. Witnesses: Alexander Weston, writer, Richard Glover. Proved 26 November 1583 at Canterbury and Godfrey Martin. executor, and Maria Martin alias Batt, also Rachell Martin natural daughters of the deceased, all came into court, etc. (Reference: 35:60)
John Bigg of Cransbrook married 9/14/1583 Rachel, daughter of James & Joan (Adams) Martin, baptized 6/17/1565 at Lydd Kent. She went to NE with 3 of 11 children, died Dorchester circa 1647
William Adams lived in Lydd circa 1525. Nicholas Adams of Lydd & Catherine Crouch married 12/25/1575. Thomas Baker died Lydd 1461. British Chancery Records Alice Baker, Kent 1493, 1515-1518, 1533-1538,
Canterbury marriage licences ..., Volume 2: Adams, William of Lydd husb ba 22 and upwards son of William Adams of Brookland yeom who consents and Anna Parkes of Lydd w of William Parkes late sp dec At S Margaret's Cant April 24 1632
Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England and Their Origins: James Martin married at Lydd on 27 July 1562, Joan Adam. She was baptized there on 10 April 1544 and was the daughter of William and Alice (Baker) Adam of Lydd. She died there in 1582
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