Thomas Palmer, II (c.1498 - 1586) MP

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Birthplace: Parham, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Parham, Sussex, England
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About Thomas Palmer, II

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Thomas PALMER

(AFN: 89CC-1P) Pedigree Sex: M Family

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Event(s)

Birth:   1508   
 Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Christening:   1508   
 Parham, Somerset, England   
Death:   1582/1583   
 Of, Parham, Sussex, England   

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Parents

Father:  Robert PALMER (AFN: 89CC-6K)  Family  
Mother:  Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN: 89CC-7Q)   
  
Father:   Family  

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Marriage(s)

Spouse:  Catherine STRADLING (AFN: 89CC-2V)  Family  
Marriage:  Bef 1545  
 Parham, Sussex, England  
   
Spouse:  Griselda (Bridget) CARREL (CARYLL) (AFN: 89CC-32)  Family  
Marriage:    
 , , Eng  
   
Spouse:  Bridget GRISELDA (AFN: 23BT-MDH)  Family  
Marriage:                

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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P)  Pedigree  

Born:  1508  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Christened:  1508  Place:  Parham, Somerset, England   
Died:  1582/1583  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Married:  Bef 1545  Place:  Parham, Sussex, England   

Father:  Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K)  Family  
Mother:  Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)   

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Wife's Name

Catherine STRADLING (AFN:89CC-2V)  Pedigree  

Born:  1512  Place:  Of, St. Donats, Somerset, England   
Christened:  1512  Place:  St Donats, Glamorgan, Wales   
Died:  24 Apr 1585  Place:  , Somerset, Eng   
Married:  Bef 1545  Place:  Parham, Sussex, England   

Father:  Edward STRADLING (AFN:9FXD-JH)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth ARUNDEL (ARUNDELL) (AFN:84V7-K4)   

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Children

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1.  Sex  Name    
 M William PALMER (AFN:84V8-ML)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1545   Place:  Of Parham, Sussex, England   
   Died:  1587   Place:  Of Parham, Sussex, England  

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2.  Sex  Name    
 M Thomas PALMER (AFN:84V8-NR)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1548   Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
   Died:    Place:  Eng   

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3.  Sex  Name    
 M Robert PALMER (AFN:214M-501)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1543   Place:    
   Christened:  24 Oct 1543   Place:  Sandy, Bedford, England   

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4.  Sex  Name    
 F Catherine PALMER (AFN:214M-4ZT)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1542   Place:    
   Christened:  29 May 1542   Place:  Sandy, Bedford, England   

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5.  Sex  Name    
 F Margaret PALMER (AFN:214M-4XM)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1540   Place:    
   Christened:  25 Aug 1540   Place:  Sandy, Bedford, England   

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6.  Sex  Name    
 M John PALMER (AFN:8W1F-GF)  Pedigree   
   Born:  14 Jul 1544   Place:  Parham, Somersetshire, England   
   Christened:  1550   Place:  Parham, Somersetshire, England   
   Died:  10 Nov 1661   Place:  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts   

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7.  Sex  Name    
 M John PALMER (AFN:23Q5-WKD)  Pedigree   
   Born:  14 Jul 1554   Place:  Parham, Sussex, England  
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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P)  Pedigree  

Born:  1508  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Christened:  1508  Place:  Parham, Somerset, England   
Died:  1582/1583  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Married:    Place:  , , Eng   

Father:  Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K)  Family  
Mother:  Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)   

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Wife's Name

Griselda (Bridget) CARREL (CARYLL) (AFN:89CC-32)  Pedigree   
Born:  Abt 1513  Place:  Of Parham, Sussex, England   
Married:    Place:  , , Eng   

Father:  John CARYLL (AFN:9FG1-RQ)  Family  
Mother:  Jane READ (AFN:9SMP-PF)   

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Children

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1.  Sex  Name    
 F Mary PALMER (AFN:89CC-93)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1544   Place:  Of Angmering Son Of John 

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2.  Sex  Name    
 F Elizabeth PALMER (AFN:89CC-B8)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1546   Place:  Of Parham, Sussex, Eng  

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3.  Sex  Name    
 F Dorothy PALMER (AFN:89CC-CF)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1 Jul 1548   Place:  Parham, Eng   
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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P)  Pedigree  

Born:  1508  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Christened:  1508  Place:  Parham, Somerset, England   
Died:  1582/1583  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   

Father:  Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K)  Family  
Mother:  Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)   

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Wife's Name

Bridget GRISELDA (AFN:23BT-MDH)  Pedigree   
Born:  Abt. 1512  Place:  <Of Parham, Somerset, England>   

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It is said that he had 6 wives in all. That is false.

http://www.sussexhistory.com/east_preston_manors.htm

Sir THOMAS PALMER 1520 - 1582

Thomas, son of Robert, began rebuilding Parham in 1577, towards the end of his life. This splendid Elizabethan mansion stands to this day in its park, a monument to the Palmers. At the heart of the house is the Great Hall, with its original carved oak screen below the Steward's Room.

Religious conflict between Sir Thomas and the Bishop of Chichester is fully explored in a history of the period. [6] but fortunately the Elizabethan Settlement took a moderating course. In 1564 Bishop Barlow described Sir Thomas as a "fainte furtherer" of the Protestant religion. Then in 1569 it was found that he had harboured a deprived Marian priest, a Catholic, as his chaplain, and refused to take the communion other than in his own chapel. A Chancery writ of 1571 attempted to force his son, William, to take the sacrament; and the churchwardens of Parham had the audacity, or duty, to present Thomas and over twenty parishioners, for communicating infrequently.

However, the family had the patronage of the Queen and their fortune took a new course. A daughter married her own cousin, Sir Thomas Palmer of Angmering, and the association of the two branches of the family continued through the following generations. But of more significance was the wardship granted by the Queen to Sir Thomas, of Elizabeth Vernai, heir to an estate in Somerset. Not surprisingly she was soon married to William, who thereby effectively acquired this new inheritance.

The Vernai family had lived at Fairfield in Somerset, but William Palmer demolished the old house there, and built a new mansion very similar to Parham. Sir Thomas died in 1582, leaving his "sowle unto the holye and blessed Trinitye" and William his worldly heir.

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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P)  Pedigree  

Born:  1508  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Christened:  1508  Place:  Parham, Somerset, England   
Died:  1582/1583  Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
Married:  Bef 1545  Place:  Parham, Sussex, England   

Father:  Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K)  Family  
Mother:  Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)   

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Wife's Name

Catherine STRADLING (AFN:89CC-2V)  Pedigree   
Born:  1512  Place:  Of, St. Donats, Somerset, England   
Christened:  1512  Place:  St Donats, Glamorgan, Wales   
Died:  24 Apr 1585  Place:  , Somerset, Eng   
Married:  Bef 1545  Place:  Parham, Sussex, England   

Father:  Edward STRADLING (AFN:9FXD-JH)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth ARUNDEL (ARUNDELL) (AFN:84V7-K4)   

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Children

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1.  Sex  Name    
 M William PALMER (AFN:84V8-ML)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1545   Place:  Of Parham, Sussex, England   
   Died:  1587   Place:  Of Parham, Sussex, England   

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2.  Sex  Name    
 M Thomas PALMER (AFN:84V8-NR)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1548   Place:  Of, Parham, Sussex, England   
   Died:    Place:  Eng   

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3.  Sex  Name    
 M Robert PALMER (AFN:214M-501)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1543   Place:    
   Christened:  24 Oct 1543   Place:  Sandy, Bedford, England   

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4.  Sex  Name    
 F Catherine PALMER (AFN:214M-4ZT)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1542   Place:    
   Christened:  29 May 1542   Place:  Sandy, Bedford, England   

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5.  Sex  Name    
 F Margaret PALMER (AFN:214M-4XM)  Pedigree  
   Born:  1540   Place:    
   Christened:  25 Aug 1540   Place:  Sandy, Bedford, England   

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6.  Sex  Name    
 M John PALMER (AFN:8W1F-GF)  Pedigree   
   Born:  14 Jul 1544   Place:  Parham, Somersetshire, England   
   Christened:  1550   Place:  Parham, Somersetshire, England   
   Died:  10 Nov 1661   Place:  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts   

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7.  Sex  Name    
 M John PALMER (AFN:23Q5-WKD)  Pedigree   
   Born:  14 Jul 1554   Place:  Parham, Sussex, England  

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Thomas PALMER

(AFN: 89CC-1P) Pedigree Sex: M Family

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Event(s)

Birth: 1508

Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Christening: 1508

Parham, Somerset, England

Death: 1582/1583

Of, Parham, Sussex, England

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Parents

Father: Robert PALMER (AFN: 89CC-6K) Family

Mother: Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN: 89CC-7Q)

Father: Family

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Marriage(s)

Spouse: Catherine STRADLING (AFN: 89CC-2V) Family

Marriage: Bef 1545

Parham, Sussex, England

Spouse: Griselda (Bridget) CARREL (CARYLL) (AFN: 89CC-32) Family

Marriage:

, , Eng

Spouse: Bridget GRISELDA (AFN: 23BT-MDH) Family

Marriage:

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Ancestral File is a collection of genealogical information taken from Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records submitted to the Family History Department since 1978.

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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P) Pedigree

Born: 1508 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Christened: 1508 Place: Parham, Somerset, England

Died: 1582/1583 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Married: Bef 1545 Place: Parham, Sussex, England

Father: Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K) Family

Mother: Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)

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Wife's Name

Catherine STRADLING (AFN:89CC-2V) Pedigree

Born: 1512 Place: Of, St. Donats, Somerset, England

Christened: 1512 Place: St Donats, Glamorgan, Wales

Died: 24 Apr 1585 Place: , Somerset, Eng

Married: Bef 1545 Place: Parham, Sussex, England

Father: Edward STRADLING (AFN:9FXD-JH) Family

Mother: Elizabeth ARUNDEL (ARUNDELL) (AFN:84V7-K4)

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Children

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1. Sex Name

M William PALMER (AFN:84V8-ML) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1545 Place: Of Parham, Sussex, England

Died: 1587 Place: Of Parham, Sussex, England

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2. Sex Name

M Thomas PALMER (AFN:84V8-NR) Pedigree

Born: 1548 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Died: Place: Eng

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3. Sex Name

M Robert PALMER (AFN:214M-501) Pedigree

Born: 1543 Place:

Christened: 24 Oct 1543 Place: Sandy, Bedford, England

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4. Sex Name

F Catherine PALMER (AFN:214M-4ZT) Pedigree

Born: 1542 Place:

Christened: 29 May 1542 Place: Sandy, Bedford, England

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5. Sex Name

F Margaret PALMER (AFN:214M-4XM) Pedigree

Born: 1540 Place:

Christened: 25 Aug 1540 Place: Sandy, Bedford, England

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6. Sex Name

M John PALMER (AFN:8W1F-GF) Pedigree

Born: 14 Jul 1544 Place: Parham, Somersetshire, England

Christened: 1550 Place: Parham, Somersetshire, England

Died: 10 Nov 1661 Place: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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7. Sex Name

M John PALMER (AFN:23Q5-WKD) Pedigree

Born: 14 Jul 1554 Place: Parham, Sussex, England

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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P) Pedigree

Born: 1508 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Christened: 1508 Place: Parham, Somerset, England

Died: 1582/1583 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Married: Place: , , Eng

Father: Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K) Family

Mother: Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)

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Wife's Name

Griselda (Bridget) CARREL (CARYLL) (AFN:89CC-32) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1513 Place: Of Parham, Sussex, England

Married: Place: , , Eng

Father: John CARYLL (AFN:9FG1-RQ) Family

Mother: Jane READ (AFN:9SMP-PF)

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Children

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1. Sex Name

F Mary PALMER (AFN:89CC-93) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1544 Place: Of Angmering Son Of John

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2. Sex Name

F Elizabeth PALMER (AFN:89CC-B8) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1546 Place: Of Parham, Sussex, Eng

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3. Sex Name

F Dorothy PALMER (AFN:89CC-CF) Pedigree

Born: 1 Jul 1548 Place: Parham, Eng

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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P) Pedigree

Born: 1508 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Christened: 1508 Place: Parham, Somerset, England

Died: 1582/1583 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Father: Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K) Family

Mother: Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)

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Wife's Name

Bridget GRISELDA (AFN:23BT-MDH) Pedigree

Born: Abt. 1512 Place: <Of Parham, Somerset, England>

===============================================================================

It is said that he had 6 wives in all. That is false.

http://www.sussexhistory.com/east_preston_manors.htm

Sir THOMAS PALMER 1520 - 1582

Thomas, son of Robert, began rebuilding Parham in 1577, towards the end of his life. This splendid Elizabethan mansion stands to this day in its park, a monument to the Palmers. At the heart of the house is the Great Hall, with its original carved oak screen below the Steward's Room.

Religious conflict between Sir Thomas and the Bishop of Chichester is fully explored in a history of the period. [6] but fortunately the Elizabethan Settlement took a moderating course. In 1564 Bishop Barlow described Sir Thomas as a "fainte furtherer" of the Protestant religion. Then in 1569 it was found that he had harboured a deprived Marian priest, a Catholic, as his chaplain, and refused to take the communion other than in his own chapel. A Chancery writ of 1571 attempted to force his son, William, to take the sacrament; and the churchwardens of Parham had the audacity, or duty, to present Thomas and over twenty parishioners, for communicating infrequently.

However, the family had the patronage of the Queen and their fortune took a new course. A daughter married her own cousin, Sir Thomas Palmer of Angmering, and the association of the two branches of the family continued through the following generations. But of more significance was the wardship granted by the Queen to Sir Thomas, of Elizabeth Vernai, heir to an estate in Somerset. Not surprisingly she was soon married to William, who thereby effectively acquired this new inheritance.

The Vernai family had lived at Fairfield in Somerset, but William Palmer demolished the old house there, and built a new mansion very similar to Parham. Sir Thomas died in 1582, leaving his "sowle unto the holye and blessed Trinitye" and William his worldly heir.

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Husband's Name

Thomas PALMER (AFN:89CC-1P) Pedigree

Born: 1508 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Christened: 1508 Place: Parham, Somerset, England

Died: 1582/1583 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Married: Bef 1545 Place: Parham, Sussex, England

Father: Robert PALMER (AFN:89CC-6K) Family

Mother: Bridget (Beatrix) WESSE (WESTNY) (AFN:89CC-7Q)

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Wife's Name

Catherine STRADLING (AFN:89CC-2V) Pedigree

Born: 1512 Place: Of, St. Donats, Somerset, England

Christened: 1512 Place: St Donats, Glamorgan, Wales

Died: 24 Apr 1585 Place: , Somerset, Eng

Married: Bef 1545 Place: Parham, Sussex, England

Father: Edward STRADLING (AFN:9FXD-JH) Family

Mother: Elizabeth ARUNDEL (ARUNDELL) (AFN:84V7-K4)

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Children

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1. Sex Name

M William PALMER (AFN:84V8-ML) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1545 Place: Of Parham, Sussex, England

Died: 1587 Place: Of Parham, Sussex, England

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2. Sex Name

M Thomas PALMER (AFN:84V8-NR) Pedigree

Born: 1548 Place: Of, Parham, Sussex, England

Died: Place: Eng

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3. Sex Name

M Robert PALMER (AFN:214M-501) Pedigree

Born: 1543 Place:

Christened: 24 Oct 1543 Place: Sandy, Bedford, England

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4. Sex Name

F Catherine PALMER (AFN:214M-4ZT) Pedigree

Born: 1542 Place:

Christened: 29 May 1542 Place: Sandy, Bedford, England

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5. Sex Name

F Margaret PALMER (AFN:214M-4XM) Pedigree

Born: 1540 Place:

Christened: 25 Aug 1540 Place: Sandy, Bedford, England

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6. Sex Name

M John PALMER (AFN:8W1F-GF) Pedigree

Born: 14 Jul 1544 Place: Parham, Somersetshire, England

Christened: 1550 Place: Parham, Somersetshire, England

Died: 10 Nov 1661 Place: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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7. Sex Name

M John PALMER (AFN:23Q5-WKD) Pedigree

Born: 14 Jul 1554 Place: Parham, Sussex, England

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Knight of Balmer, of Parham, Sussex

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Thomas Palmer was born about 1508 in of, Parham, Sussex, England. He died on 24 Apr 1585 in of, Sussex, England.

Thomas Palmer and Catherine Stradling were married before 1545 in England. Catherine Stradling was born about 1512 in of, St. Donats, Somerset, England. She died on 24 Apr 1585.

Thomas Palmer and Catherine Stradling had the following children:

+2 i. Sir John Palmer (born on 14 Jul 1544).
+3 ii. William Palmer (born about 1545). 
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