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Thomas MILDENHALL, III

Male Abt 1630 - 1682  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Thomas MILDENHALL 
    Suffix III 
    Born Abt 1630  Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Thomas MENDENHALL III 
    Name Thomas MINALL III 
    Name Thomas MINDALL III 
    Name Thomas MINEHALL 
    Name Thomas MINOLD III 
    Name Thomas MINOLL III 
    Name Thomas MYNOLD III 
    Died 5 Jul 1682  Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 17 Nov 1682  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 30 Jun 1982  Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Beeson, Henry Hart, The Mendenhalls - A Genealogy, Houston, TX: 1969, pp. 1-2:

      The Mendenhalls came from the County of Wiltshire, England, where the projenitors [sic] of the American branches apparently lived in or near Marriage Hill, near the borough of Mildenhall which was the earlier name of the family.

      For a general description of some of the possible projenitors [sic] of the family, the reader is referred to Thomas A. Mendenhall's "History and Pedigrees of the Mendenhalls of England and the United States" published in 1912.

      The early families in America had become members of the Quaker faith, and many of their records are found in the Minutes of many of the Pennsylvania Meetings. Records are also found in the Reading and Marboro Meeting records in England. The name is also spelled Mynold, Minall and Mildenhall in these records.

      The earliest known ancestor is Thomas Mendenhall [III] . . . (Minold) who left a will dated 6-30-1682 which was probated at Somerset House, London, in November, 1682, and names the following children: eldest son Thomas Mindenhall, yeoman, sons John, Benjamin, Stephen and Moses, and daughter Mary, daughter Margery wife of Thomas Martin, and daughter Joan wife of John Spiers. He appoints his brother Benjamin Stroads and son Thomas Mildenhall, overseers. Executor wife Joan. Since his son Aaron was not mentioned, he probably already was deceased. The son Thomas was buried March 26, 1739 and his wife, Mary, June 6, 1732. The son Stephen was buried December 4, 1732, unmarried leaving a will that was probated in London in 1732. . . .

      The "brother" Benjamin Stroads mentioned in Thomas Mendenhall's will indicates connection with the Strode or Stroade family. Benjamin Strode could be a brother of Joan, wife of Thomas Mendenhall, or could be the husband of a sister of Thomas Mendenhall. The Strode lineage goes back to Sir John de Strode, Knight, the 8th generation from Sir Warinus de la Strode, Lord of Strode, in Dorsetshire in the 17th year of the reign of Henry III. This line descends to William Strode of Shepton Mallet who married Joanne Barnard who had six sons and three daughters. One of the daughters was Joanna, but none of the sons was named Benjamin. The name of Joanna's husband is not given and it has been suggested that she is Joan, wife of Thomas Mendenhall. . . .

      Thomas Mendenhall . . . and wife Joan probably lived in or near Marriage Hill where he was buried 5 mo. 1682. Joan's maiden name may have been Stroads or Strode since Thomas mentions his "brother" Benjamin Stroads in his will. Issue: . . .

      [i] Thomas Mendenhall buried March 26, 1739 m. Mary _____. . . .

      [ii] Margery Mendenhall m. 11 mo. 30, 1675 Thomas Martin at Reading and Warboro Monthly Meeting, England. . . .

      [iii] Joan Mendenhall m. 5 mo. 10, 1681 Dr. John Spiers son of John Spiers of Lamborn, Woodlands, at Reading and Warboro Monthly Meeting, England. . . .

      [iv] Mary Mendenhall m. 2 mo. 17, 1685 Nathaniel Newlin son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Paggott) Newlin at Concord Meeting, Chester Co., Pa. . . .

      [v] John Mendenhall b. 8 mo. 30, 1659 d. 1758 m. 6 mo. 5, 1685 Elizabeth Maris daughter of George and Alice Maris at Darby Meeting, Chester County, Pa. He m. 2nd. to Esther (Maddock) Dix widow of Peter Dicks as reported 9 mo. 8, 1708 at Concord Meeting, Chester County, Pa. . . .

      [vi] Benjamin Mendenhall b. 2 mo. 14, 1662 d. 2 mo. 1740 m. 2 mo. 17, 1689 Ann Pennell daughter of Robert and Hannah (Hyandson) Pennell at Concord Meeting, Chester County, Pa.

      [vii] Stephen Mendenhall b. 6 mo. 21, 1664 buried December 4, 1732. . . .

      [viii] Moses Mendenhall b. 9 mo. 24, 1666 d. 1738 m. 3 mo. 2, 1690 Elizabeth Bacon daughter of John Bacon at Reading and Warboro Monthly Meeting, England. . . .

      [ix] Aaron Mendenhall b. 7 mo. 14, 1669. . . .

      It must be noted that the early style of dating as found in the Quaker records began with March as the first month of the year and the days numbered rather than using names of the days. This form of dating has caused much confusion and remained in use until 1752 when the reckoning of dates was changed to our present system with January as the first month of the year.

      (2) http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk:

      Will of Thomas Mildenhall alias Mindall, Yeoman of Ramsbury, Wiltshire

      Reference: PROB 11/371/378
      Description: Will of Thomas Mildenhall alias Mindall, Yeoman of Ramsbury, Wiltshire
      Date [proved]: 17 November 1682
      Held by: The National Archives, Kew
      Legal status: Public Record
    Person ID I2721  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Family Joane STROUD,   b. Bef 6 May 1631, Baydon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1690, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1649  Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Benjamin MENDENHALL, Sr.,   b. 14 Apr 1662, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1740, Concord, Chester [now Delaware] County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     2. John MENDENHALL, Sr.,   b. 30 Oct 1659, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1743, Springfield, Chester [now Delaware] County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 19:38:14 
    Family ID F1888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) England Marriages, 1538-1973: Name: Thomas Minehall Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: Spouse's Name: Jone Strond Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Age: Event Date: 1649 Event Place: Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England Father's Name: Mother's Name: Spouse's Father's Name: Spouse's Mother's Name: Race: Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M15299-1 System Origin: England-VR GS Film number: 1279364 Reference ID: 2:QPT1T7.