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Mary Hammersley (Derham)

Also Known As: "Mary Derham"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Baldwin Dereham
Wife of Sir Hugh Hamersley, Lord Mayor of London
Mother of Sarah Hamersley; Margaret Morecroft; Jane Harris; Susannah Smyth; John Hamersley and 9 others

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About Mary Hammersley

6 NOV 1597 Marie (Mary) Dereham, daughter of Baldwin Dereham and Margaret nee Hethe.

She married Hugh Hammersley (March 1564/5-October 19, 1636) at the Church of St. Mary Magdalen*, Milk Street, London. (*later destroyed in the Great Fire of London, 1666) [Vol 1 - London & Middlesex Marriage Index] .

Hugh Hamersley was a haberdasher and member of the Russia Company who was Lord Mayor of London in 1624.

They had a son, Francis (1613-1665).

In his will, Hugh left £50 to buy bread for the poor, but only £35 was left over after his debts were paid. Mary made up the difference in 1640.

Mary died c.1646-47

Portrait: effigy on monument with husband in St. Andrew Undershaft, London.

Mary was a descendant of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury (a natural son of Henry II*), and Llewelyn the Great, Prince of Wales...Born circa 1175-80, Died on March 7, 1225/26 at Salisbury Castle

(*King Henry II Curtmantle* and Ida de Tosny who later became the wife of Magna Carta Surety Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk. Henry II was known as "Curtmantle" or "Short Cloak" because of his preference for short hunting style jackets instead of long robes.

His huge domain of England, Wales, most of Ireland and a large portion of France was termed the

"Angevin Empire"

and this made him the most powerful of mediæval English kings and European monarchs.''  

He reformed the judicial system and asserted the king's rights over those of the church. This led to a quarrel with Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in his cathedral by knights loyal to King Henry in 1170.)

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Mary Hammersley's Timeline

November 1578
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 19
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November 27, 1600
Age 22
City of London, Greater London, UK
January 10, 1602
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London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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