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Thomas Sheafe, D.D.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cranbrook, Kent, England
Death: Died in Windsor, London, England
Place of Burial: St George Ch, Windsor, Berk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Sheafe, Sr. and Mary Sheafe
Husband of Maria Sheaffe and Anna Woodward
Father of Dorothy Whitfield; (No Name) and Edmund Sheafe
Brother of NN Sheaffe; Richard Sheafe; Rev. Edmund Sheafe; Joan Sheaffe; Katherine Sheaffe and 9 others

Occupation: Canon of Windsor, Clergyman
Managed by: Bernard Raimond Assaf
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About Thomas Sheafe, D.D.

Thomas Sheafe

Thomas Sheafe D.D. (d. 12 December 1639) was a Canon of Windsor from 1614-1639[1]

He was the son of Thomas Sheafe, clothier of Cranbook in Kent.

His son, Revd Thomas Sheafe MD FRCP, was Gulstonian lecturer in 1641, of Binfield, Berkshire.

He was King’s Scholar at Eton College and the educated at King’s College, Cambridge where he graduated BA in 1585, MA in 1588 BD in 1595 and DD in 1606.

He was appointed:

  • Rector of Welford and Withambrook, Berkshire 1597

He was appointed to the ninth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1614, a position he held until 1639.

Publications

  • Vindicae Senectutis, or a Plea for Old Age. Published in London 1639.[2]

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sheafe

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  • Dr Thomas Sheafe
  • Birth: 1562 Cranbrook, Kent, England
  • Death: Dec. 12, 1639 Cranbrook, Kent, England
  • The son of Thomas & Mary (Harmon) Sheafe, he attended Eton College 1575-80. He was at King's College at Cambridge in 1580 where he earned a BA degree in 1585, an MA in 1588, a BD in 1595, and a Doctor of Divinity in 1606. Between 1583 and 1597, he was a fellow at King's College. He succeeded George Darrell as rector at Welford Berkshire, Eng. in Aug., 1597 and was installed Dean of Windsor on March 29, 1614-15.
  • Thomas Sheafe was made a Canon of Saint George's Chapel at Windsor on March 29, 1614.
  • He published "A Plea for Old Age" (London, 1639) and died soon after on Dec. 12, 1639 at his home in Wickham in the parish of Welford and was buried in St. George's Chapel in Windsor. His will was proved March 2, 1639/40. To son Grendall, lands in Hengerford and Inkpen, co. Berks, lease of house at Newbury and £15 to pay for a degree of BD; to son Thomas, the cottage at Beneden, co. Kent; to daughter Dorothy Whitfield, blankets, etc.; to wife, house at Windsor and Wickham; rest of estate to be equally divided between three sons: Edmund, Grindall, Edward, and four daughters: Whitfield, Westley, Norwood, and Hesilrigge. Sons, Thomas & Edmund executors.
  • He married (1) Maria Wilson, daughter of William & Elizabeth (Woodhall) Wilson about 1600 at Cranbrook, co. Kent, England. They were probably the parents of seven children. He married (2) Anne Woodward, daughter of Geroge Woodward, Esq. of Upton, Bucks & his second wife, Elizabeth Honywood, who was buried Sept. 20, 1614 at St. George Cathedral in Windsor. The baptism of their son, Edward, is recorded there.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Thomas Sheafe (1532 - 1604)
  • Mary Harmon Sheafe (1536 - 1609)
  • Spouse:
  • Maria Wilson Sheafe (1575 - 1613)*
  • Children:
    • Dorothy Sheaffe Whitfield (1601 - 1669)*
  • Siblings:
  • Richard Sheaffe (1559 - 1625)*
  • Edmund Sheafe (1560 - 1626)*
  • Thomas Sheafe (1562 - 1639)
  • Burial: St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 65696184
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Sheafe&GSfn=Thomas&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=in&GScntry=5&GSob=n&GRid=65696184&df=all&

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  • The Sheafe family of old and New England by Watkins, Walter Kendall
  • https://archive.org/details/sheafefamilyofol00watk
  • https://archive.org/stream/sheafefamilyofol00watk#page/5/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • THOMAS SHEAFE, born about 1535; married about 1559, Mary Harman, b. 1536. They had fifteen children, nine sons and six daughters.
  • Their children, baptized at St. Dunstan's, Cranbrook, were :
    • A daughter, married George Roberts of Brancheley.
    • 1. RICHARD, mar. 8 Jan., 1581, Margery Robertes.
    • 2. EDMUND, 17 March, 1559-60; mar. (1) Elizabeth Taylor ; (2) Joan (Jordan) Downe.
    • 3. THOMAS. 10 Oct., 1562; mar. Maria Wilson.
    • JOAN, 19 Dec, 1562: mar. Dr. Giles Fletcher.
    • KATHERINE, 13 May, 1564; bur. 27 Oct., 1581 (plague?).
    • 4. JOHN, 9 Sept., 1565; mar., 30 May, 1586, Katherine Sanders.
    • 5. ALEXANDER, 15 Dec., 1566; mar., 13 Sept., 1591, Phebe Hyder.
    • MARY, 6 Jan. 1567; bur., 14 Oct. 1581 (plague?).
    • 6. HARMAN, 4 July, 1570; mar. lic, 6 July, 1608, Sara Gyllebrand.
    • ANN, 2 Mch., 1571; mar. Peter Courthop.
    • SAMUEL, 21 Feb., 1573.
    • WILLIAM, bur., 27 Oct., 1575.
    • BENJAMIN, 18 Aug., 1577; bur. 21 Aug. 1577.
    • ELIZABETH, mar. lic., 13 Nov. 1602, Stephen Brett of New Romney. A daughter, mar. John Ruck.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/sheafefamilyofol00watk#page/9/mode/1up
  • 3. THOMAS SHEAFE. bapt. in 1562; d. 12 Dec. 1639; married Maria, b. --- --- , bur. 26 July, 1613, at Welford, Berks, a dau. of Rev. William Wilson, D.D., Canon of Windsor. William Wilson was son of William Wilson, "late of Wellsbourne, .... etc.
  • Thomas Sheafe was admitted to Cambridge in 1580, a Fellow of King's College. He succeeded George Darrell as rector of Welford, Berks, Aug.,
  • https://archive.org/stream/sheafefamilyofol00watk#page/10/mode/1up
  • 1597 ; was also beneficed at another place in the same county ; and was installed Dean of Windsor, 29 March, 1614-15. He published "A Plea for Old Age " (London, 1639) ; and died soon after, 12 Dec, 1639, and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
  • His will was proved 2 March, 1639-40 : To son Grendall lands in Hungerford and Inkpen, co. Berks. Books at house at Windsor and Wickham, in Welford aforesaid, excepting book of Martyrs, etc., to wife. Son Grindall lease of house at Newbury, and £15 to bear the charge of degree of B.D. Son Thomas, cottage at Benenden, co. Kent. Daughter Dorothy Whitfield blankets, etc. Seven children, Edmund, Grindall, Edward, and daughters Whitfield, Westley, Norwood and Hesilrigge. Residue of estate equally to be divided. Sons Thomas and Edmund executors.
  • The children of Rev. Thomas and Mary (Wilson) Sheafe were :
    • WILLIAM, d. young.
    • 15. EDMUND, mar. Elizabeth Cotton.
    • 16. THOMAS, d. 7 Aug., 1657.
    • 17. GRINDALL, d. 28 Apr., 1680; mar. Anne Munday.
    • DOROTHY, mar. Rev. Henry Whitfield.
    • A daughter, mar. ---- Westley.
    • A daughter, mar. ---- Norwood.
    • REBECCA, mar. Thomas Heselrigge.
    • EDWARD.
  • The register of Welford gives, under the date of 30 Sept., 1614, the baptism of Edward, son of Thomas Sheafe, and there is a probability of this being a son by a second wife, as we find recorded the burial, 30 Sept., 1614, of Anna, wife of Thomas Sheafe. This is strengthened by the fact that Edward is mentioned in his father's will, and only the seven children by Maria Wilson received bequests in the will of their uncle, Dr. Edmund Wilson, in 1633. There is no record of this second marriage at Welford.
  • .... etc.

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  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 55 1901 By New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=5-KJHAgw41sC&pg=PA214&lpg=PA214&dq=Thomas+Sheafe+1639&source=bl&ots=_uV23N8gT1&sig=oaFd5tjRCR4ta6cZwiUtmClIKwI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xy1pVcKrCdGHyAT5vYG4Dw&ved=0CB8Q6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20Sheafe%201639&f=false
  • Pg.211
  • .... etc.
  • Thomas Sheafe, yeoman, was buried at Cranbrooke, 6 Sept., 1604, and an abstract of his will also follows.
  • .... etc.
  • Thomas Sheafe of Cranbrooke, yeoman, in his will, dated 1604, proved in Canterbury 3 October, 1604, mentions Mr. Eddie, Vicar of Cranbrooke; Mary my wife ; my son Richard Sheafe ; my sons Giles Fletcher, George Robarts, Peter Courthop, and Stephen Brett ; my daughters Fletcher, Robarts, Courthop, and Brett ; my brother William Sheafe and his wife; my sisters Courthop, Hovenden, Couchman, and Gibbion ; Thomas, son of my son-in-law John Rucke ; my son John Sheafe ; Edmund, son of my son John Sheafe ; Thomas Harmon, my wife's brother ; Phoebe, widow of my son Alexander Sheafe ; my lands .... etc. To my son Edmund Sheafe lands and tenements ....etc. To my son Thomas Sheafe lands and wood which I purchased of Sir Thomas Fane, Knt., containing 23 acres in Bennenden, to him and his heirs for ever. To John Sheafe, my son, my messuage, .... etc. To my son Harmon Sheafe my messuage, lands, ..... etc.
  • Pg.214
  • 3. THOMAS SHEAFE, bapt. in 1562 ; d. 12 Dec. 1639 ; married Maria, b. ---- , bur. 26 July, 1613, at Welford, Berks, a dau. of Rev. William Wilson, D.D., Canon of Windsor. .... etc.
  • Thomas Sheafe was admitted to Cambridge in 1580, a Fellow of King's College. He succeeded George Darrell as rector of Welford, Berks, Aug., 1597 ; was also beneficed at another place in the same county ; and was installed Dean of Windsor, 29 March, 1614-15. He published "A Plea for Old Age" (London, 1639) ; and died soon after, 12 Dec., 1639, and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
  • His will was proved 2 March, 1639-40 ; .... etc.
  • The children of Rev. Thomas and Mary (Wilson) Sheafe were :
    • WILLIAM, d. young.
    • 15. EDMUND, mar. Elizabeth Cotton.
    • 16. THOMAS, d. 7 Aug., 1657.
    • 17. GRINDALL, d. 28 Apr., 1680; mar. Anne Munday.
    • DOROTHY, mar. Rev. Henry Whitfield.
    • A daughter, mar. ---- Westley.
    • A daughter, mar. ---- Norwood.
    • REBECCA, mar. Thomas Heselrigge.
    • EDWARD.
  • The register of Welford gives, under the date of 30 Sept., 1614, the baptism of Edward, son of Thomas Sheafe, and there is a probability of this being a son by a second wife, as we find recorded the burial, 30 Sept. 1614, of Anna, wife of Thomas Sheafe. This is strengthened by the fact that Edward is mentioned in his father's will, and only the seven children by Maria Wilson received bequests in the will of their uncle, Dr. Edmund Wilson, in 1633. There is no record of this second marriage at Welford.
  • .... etc.

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  • Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 44
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=XBcRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=Thomas+Sheafe+1639&source=bl&ots=ZiH4S8UbUE&sig=ddh-_75xcbUQOqDR6OqBb-7Pu-M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xy1pVcKrCdGHyAT5vYG4Dw&ved=0CDIQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20Sheafe%201639&f=false
  • Pg.85
  • .... etc.
    • Harvey, 45.
  • THOMAS SHEAFE, Doctor of Divinity and parson of Welford in the County of Berks, 4 June 1639, prove 2 March 1639 by Thomas and Edmond Sheafe, sons and executors.
  • To my son Grindall Sheafe my lands and houses in Hungerford and Inkpen, in the County of Berks, and to his heirs forever, and all my books in my study and house at Windsor and in my study and house at Wickham, parish of Welford, except my book of Martyrs and six lesser books, to be chosen by my loving wife. To son Grindall the lease of my house at Newbury, lately and new house, and fifteen pounds in money to bear the charge of his degree at Bachellor in Divinity, in case he take not the degree before my decease. To my son Thomas Sheafe my coppice of wood and the cottage belonging to it in the parish of Benenden in the County of Kent, and the two carpets which my late wife brought me. To my daughter Dorothy Whitfield a pair of fustian blankets in my house at Windsor. To the poor of the parishes in chich my most abode hath been, Windsor, Wickham, -----. To my seven children here now named, viz : sons Edmond, Grindall, Edward, daughters Whitfield, Weasley, Norwood, and Hesilrige. Sons Thomas and Edmond to be executors.
    • Coventry, 38.
  • .... etc.

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  • Some Pedigrees from the Visitation of Kent, 1663-68 By Joseph Jackson Howard, Robert Hovenden
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=9vscAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=Thomas+Sheafe+1639&source=bl&ots=owqfpzUaB5&sig=HwqW5ZY2uChpjuHaEni0kQ2JaaI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xy1pVcKrCdGHyAT5vYG4Dw&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20Sheafe%201639&f=false
  • Pg.17
    • From the 'Visitation of Somerset, 1672.'
  • Thomas Sheafe of Cranbrooke in com. Sant. = ch: Thomas (m. Mary Wilson) Sheafe.
    • Thomas Sheafe, Dr in Divinity, Prebend of Windsor, and Rector of Welford in Com. Berks.* = Mary, da. of William Wilson, Dr in Divinity and Prebend of Windsor. ; ch: Grindall (m. Anne Monday) Sheafe
      • Grindall Sheafe, Dr in Divinity and Archdeacon of Wells.† = Anne, da. of Francis Monday, Dr in Divinity.
    • WILLS.
  • Thomas Sheafe of Cranbrooke, yeoman, in his will, dated 1604, proved in Canterbury 3 October 1604, .... etc.
    • * Thomas Sheafe, D.D. of Cambridge, admitted 1580 ; Fellow of King's Coll. ; installed Dean of Windsor 29 March 1614, being about that time Rector of Welford, co. Berks, and beneficed at another place in that county. When about eighty years of age he published 'A Plea for Old Age' (London, 1639), and died soon after, viz. 12 December 1639. Buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. (Ant. Wood.)
    • † Grindall Sheafe, Fellow of King's Coll., Cambridge ; afterward Dr. of Divinity ; Vicar of Coltshall and Horstead in Norfolk; Archdeacon, Canon, and Prebendary of Wells. He also held other preferments. Died 28 April 1680. Buried in the Cathedral Church at Wells. (Ant. Wood.)
    • .... etc.

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Thomas Sheafe, D.D.'s Timeline

1562
October 10, 1562
Cranbrook, Kent, England
1580
1580
Age 17
Admitted King's College
1586
1586
Age 23
Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom
1601
1601
Age 38
Woodchurch, Kent, England
1605
1605
Age 42
1639
December 12, 1639
Age 77
Windsor, London, England
December 12, 1639
Age 77
St George Ch, Windsor, Berk, England
1995
June 23, 1995
Age 77
1996
April 20, 1996
Age 77
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