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John Hatche

Birthplace: Selling,Kent,England
Death: Died in Sellinge, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Faversham, Kent, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hecce and Jane Hecce
Husband of Agnes
Father of Thomas Hatche; John Hecche, 2nd and William at Hecche

Occupation: Miller
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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Immediate Family

About John Hatche

Thomas at HECCHE, born ca 1442 in Sellinge, Co. Kent, England. He was the son of John at HECCHE and Agnes (at HECCHE).

Child of Thomas at HECCHE is:

i. Thomas HACHE, born ca 1465 in Sellinge, Co. Kent, England; died ca Dec 1534.

Thomas HACHE, born ca 1465 in Sellinge, Co. Kent, England; died ca Dec 1534. He was the son of 3184. Thomas at HECCHE.

Children of Thomas HACHE are:

i. William HATCHE, born ca 1488.

ii. John HATCHE, born ca 1490; died Bef. 1519; married Eleanor (HATCHE); died ca 1519.

iii. Agnes HATCHE

iv. Thomas HATCHE

v. John HATCHE, born ca 1495 in Sellinge, Co. Kent, England; died ca Apr 1536 in Sellinge, Co. Kent, England.

vi. Margaret HATCHE

vii. Alice HATCHE

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The Will of JOHN AT HECCHE of Sellyng next Monks Horton [co. Kent], 15 November 1464. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Selling. To the high altar there 12d. To the light of the Holy Trinity 6d. To the light of the Cross 6d. To the light of the Blessed Virgin 6d. To the light of the Blessed Mary under the High Cross 6d. The residue of all my goods not otherwise bequeathed I give to Agnes my wife and Thomas my son to dispose of them for the wealth of my soul, my parents souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed; and I make them my executors.

My testament regarding all my lands. William Knyght, John Parys, William Smyth, John Webbe, and William at Melle are the feoffees of my lands and tenements at Selling, by indenture dated 10 October, 25 Henry VI [1446]. My woods upon my lands at Westwell and Charing to be sold to pay my debts and legacies. My feoffees to permit Agnes my wife if she remain my widow, to hold all my other lands and tenements until Thomas at hecche, my son, shall come to the age of twenty-four years, when he shall have one third of the lands. My son John to have a third of the lands when he shall come to the age of twenty-four years; and when my son William shall come to the age of twenty-four years, then my feoffees shall make over the lands to my three sons equally, forever, they paying to Agnes their mother 20s. a year during her life. If all my sons die before the age of twenty-four, then my wife Agnes shall have the lands for her life and after her death they shall be sold and the money shall be employed to provide a chantry priest to sing and pray in the church of Selling for the space of two years, the residue to be expended in charity for the poor of Selling and for the souls of my father and mother and all the faithful departed. If my wife shall marry before the said Thomas, John, and William reach their full ages [i.e., twenty-four years], my feoffees shall allow her 20s. a year and shall use the remainder of the profits of my lands for my sons and for the repair of my messuages and mills. To each of my feoffees for their pains 6s. 8d. [No witnesses and no record of probate.] (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 1, fo. 5.)
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John "at Hecche" of Sellinge, Kent, England was undoubtedly descended from the Atte Hacches found in the hundred of Calehill in the subsidies of 1327-8 and 1372-3. The hundred of Calehill comprised parishes of Charing, Westwell, Egerton, Little Chart, Pluckley and others.

John at Hecche is first of his name in Sellinge vicinity. Three sons are named in his Will: Thomas, b. about 1442, John b. about 1444 and William b. about 1446.

The Hatch family has lived in the county of Kent, England since, at least, the 14th century. The family name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon noun, haec (Middle English - hacche), later hatch, meaning a gate or wicket. The surname appears as early as 1327-8. The first form was atte Hacche and undoubtedly was assumed by some man living near some gate or wicket such as an entrance to a village church yard or ground of a manor house.

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John Hatche's Timeline

Age 26
Selling, Co. Kent, England
Age 27
Sellindge, Kent, England
Age 29
Tenterden, Kent, England
Age 31
Tenterden, Kent, England
November 15, 1464
Age 49
Sellinge, Kent, England
November 24, 1464
Age 49
Faversham, Kent, England, UK
February 25, 1950
Age 49
February 27, 1953
Age 49
July 20, 1993
Age 49