Margaret Or Jone

Female 1572 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Margaret Or Jone 
    Born 1572 
    Gender Female 
    Name Margaret 
    _UID 5959A9F9F0944838B57E6E587686D6799C03 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I50664  Wyman
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2010 

    Family John Blessing Click to preview: John Blessing,   b. Abt 1568, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Blessing Click to preview: Margaret Blessing,   b. Bef 9 Aug 1590,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Blessing Click to preview: John Blessing,   b. Bef 13 Jan 1594, Caister-On-Sea/Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1594, Caister-On-Sea/Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Joanna Blessing Click to preview: Joanna Blessing,   b. 1595, Holy Trinity Church Caister-On-Sea, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1682, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F18188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Holy Trinity Church Parish of CAISTER-ON-SEA"

      1. Baptism: "13 Jan 1593/94 John Blessing son of John and Margaret."
      Record PD 450/1 Holy Trinity Parish Records CAISTER-ON-SEA at Norfolk Record Office in Norwich, Norfolk, England
      2. Baptism: '22 June 1595 Jone Blessing daughter of John and Jone."

      Record PD 450/1 Holy Trinity Parish Records CAISTER-ON-SEA at Norfolk Record Office in Norwich, Norfolk, England. I have a copy of these records. Jone in later records is referred to as Joanna. This baptism is also reported in the "About Towne" Newsletter Dec. 200l on page 66.

      Note: The Holy Trinity Church at Caister-on-Sea is about 5 miles North of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk County, England. Charles Farrow relates the following information about a photograph of the monument taken at the church: "The Monument at Caister Church is for William Crowe, 1668, and the Bust is attributed to C G Cibber. Caius Gabriel Cibber was statuary to the King of Denmark and then to Charles II and William II."

      From Charles Farrow: Jone Blessing was baptized at Caister Church on 22nd June 1595, daughter of John & Jone it says in the Parish Register. However, on 13th January 1593/4 John Blessing son of John & Margaret was baptized there. I suspect that the wife Jone is a mistake made because the priest had written Jone for the daughter and repeated it. This occurs occasionally, since they were only human. I can see no reason why he would put Margaret for Jone, but repeating a name you have already written is more easily understood. Of course I have no proof for this - you can look at the printout of the entries which I got for you.

      James Roome indicates that John Blessing had a first wife named Margaret and they had a daughter named Margaret who was baptized on 9 Aug. 1590. This daughter Margaret marries Robert Buffam on 23 Aug. 1613 at St. Nicholas Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
      Note from James Roome:
      "Before August 1613, when half-sister, Margaret Blessing, was married in the St. Nicholas Church at Great Yarmouth, the Blessing family evidently removed to that town. On 25 April 1620, in the same church, Joanna Blessing, was married to William Towne (Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, letter of 29 July 1988, from Paul Rutledge, County Archivist to J. F. Roome). This is on page 66 of About Towne Newsletter dated December 2001. Joana died in America before Jan. 17, 1682 when the probate record was signed."

      QUESTION: Who is the mother of Joanna Blessing who married William Towne?

      My theory is that John and Margaret married and had 3 children. Margaret is the mother of all 3.
      1) Margaret baptized 9 Aug. 1590 daughter of John and Margaret. (need record)
      2) John baptized 13 Jan 1593/94 record Caister-on-Sea lists son of John and Margaret.
      He died 29 Jan 1594 Caister-on-Sea. (I believe this should also be 1593/94)
      3) Jone baptized 22 June 1595 record at Caister-on-Sea daughter of John and Jone. (This most likely is a mistake and should list the mother as Margaret. See Charles Farrow comment above.)
      The first child is named after the mother. The second child is named after the father and grandfather. The third child is named after the grandmother (John's mother Joane Preste).
      The "Holy Trinity Church at Caister-on-Sea" and "Somerleyton" Parish records could be searched further for:
      1) Baptism of baby Margaret 9 Aug. 1590 with names of parents.
      2) Death record for baby John Blessing who died 29 Jan 1594
      3) Death record for mother Margaret. If there is a record of her death prior to Jone (Joanna) Blessing's birth, then we know the mother of Jone is not Margaret. If we find a much later date for death and there is some indication that she is the wife of John when she dies, then we know that Margaret is the wife and Jone was written by mistake in the baptismal record for Jone (Joanna) Blessing.
      3) Marriage records for John Blessing and Margaret.
      4) Marriage records for John Blessing and Jone. If there is a marriage record and it is before Jone (Joanna) is born, then we know that Jone is the name of the mother. If not, then Jone listed as mother is more likely to be a mistake and should have been listed as Margaret.
      5) Search records to find out more on the ancestry of the Blessing family. John's parents John Bleyssynge and Joane Preste were married in the Somerleyton Parish Church.

      "The Parish Church of St. Mary Somerleyton"

      1) John Blyssynge and Joane Preste married in Somerleyton parish, Suffolk Co., on 12 Oct 1569 Record found in Suffolk Registers of Marriage, 1539-1837, Vol. 1.
      2) John Blessing father of Joanna (Joan) Blessing b. around 1568
      3) Joan Preaste mother of Joanna (Joan) Blessing b. around 1572
      4) Julian Blyssynge (Blessing) baptism 22 Sep 1571 daughter of John Bleyssynge & Joane Preaste record found.

      5) William Blessing