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Christian Machen (Baston)

Also Known As: "Barston"
Birthplace: Parish of Swell, near, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire , England
Death: June 29, 1615 (64-73)
Gloucester, Gloucestershire , England
Place of Burial: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Walter Barston
Wife of Thomas Machen, MP
Mother of Richard Machin, of Higham; Edward Machlin, of Hatherly; Henry Machin, of Crokley; Anne Robins; Elizabeth Ashfield and 1 other

Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
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About Christian Machen

By 1566 Thomas Machen had married Christian Baston (d. 29 June 1615), da. of Walter Barston of Nether Swell, Glos., they had seven sons and six daughters. "7s. (5 d.v.p.) 6da. (3 d.v.p.)."


"He was already ill when he made his will on 9 September 1614. He had settled his farm of Crickley in Badgeworth on his wife, with remainder to his eldest son and his grandson, but he was able to provide other lands and £2,500 for his two surviving younger sons. He left £100 to the corporation, to be put out at interest every five years to ‘four poor honest tradesmen that are mercers’, largely for the benefit of 13 poor men and women ‘now newly by me placed and hereafter to be placed in their stead as poor almspeople in the hospital or house of St. Mary Magdalene near the city of Gloucester’.19 He was buried in the cathedral,20 and his widow bequeathed £100 for a monument.21"


Daughter & coheir of . . . Baston of Swell in com. Glouc.

4. Will dated 21 June 1615; prob. 14 Nov. 1615, P.C.C. (Rudd 104). Names, besides those in husband's will, s.-in-law John Ashfield, Richard Parker the first husband of her d. Mary, and George Wyrrall her second husband.


  1. The Visitation of the County of Gloucester: Taken in the Year 1623, Volume 21 By Henry Chitting, John Philipot, William Camden.  Page 106.  "Machin."


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Christian Machen's Timeline

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire , England
Gloucestershire, England
June 29, 1615
Age 69
Gloucester, Gloucestershire , England
Age 69
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom