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Nicholas Barham

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bivelham Manor, Wadhurst, East Sussex
Death: 1502 (47-57)
Chillington Manor, Maidstone, Kent
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Barham and Anna Busse
Husband of Unknown Wife Barham
Father of Richard Barham and William Barham
Brother of John Barham

Occupation: Church Warden
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About Nicholas Barham

SAC Vol26 pg93 SAC pg 130 note46 - Nicholas Berham was Churchwarden of Wadhurst during the incumbency of "Sir John Broun, preest vicar of the seid chirch" As appears by a Chancery suit (undated) a copy of which is the possession of the present Vicar.. John Browne chaplain was collated to Wadhurst 24 Jan 1464 and died before 16 Nov 1487.

1499 Court Rolls Sussex Portfolio 206 No33 - SAC pg 130 note47 - At court of the Manor of Mayfield 28 Nov 1499 William Kingewood Nicholas Berham and 10 other jurors were appointed to hold an inquisition on the hehalf of the Lord of that Manor concerning the payments due for pannage (The right of pasturin swine in the lord's woods. Rentall de Beddellaria de Maghfelde in the custody of Messrs Stone and Simpson of Tunbridge Wells solicitors to the Marquess Camden - SAC pg 131 note48 - ther are several references to Nicholas Berham and the lands he held of this manor. Some of these lands were inherited by his youngest son William Berham of Stalerege in accordance with his will of which Thomas Baker was feoffee. This will is not registered either in Lewes or Somerset House though it is mentioned on the Court roll of the manor.


Nicholas BARHAM was born in 1450 in Bivelham Manor, Wadhurst, Sussex. Some sources indicate that he died on 25 Jul 1577 (this death date is impossible, he would have been 127 years old) in Chillington Manor, Maidstone, Kent. Nicholas of Wadhurst, Sussex. Land records 1 Sep 1491. Church Warden Wadhurst 1463-1487. Last record Juror 28 Nov 1499 b) Marriage record. SAC Vol26 pg93 SAC pg 130 note46 - Nicholas Berham was Churchwarden of Wadhurst during the incumbency of "Sir John Broun, preest vicar of the seid chirch" As appears by a Chancery suit (undated) a copy of which is the possession of the present Vicar John Browne chaplain was collated to Wadhurst 24 Jan 1464 and died before 16 Nov 1487. 1491 Courtthope manuscripts at Whiligh - SAC pg 129 - Nicholas Berham was feoffe of lands in Wadhurst call Stumblett, East Bynne, Mottesfield, Takkscroft and Ramgates by charter from Richard Goding and others dated 1 Se 1492 SAC pg 129 - In Easter term 1492 Nicholas Berham and Thomas Baker of Fayer crouch (in wadhurst) were parties to another fine of lands in the adjacent parish of Lamberhurst. 1493 SAC pg129 - A Fine levied in Easter Term 1493 between Thomas May, William Fatynden, Nicholas Berham and Thomas Baker querents and Richard Goding and Margaret his wife deforciants concerning 64 acres of woodland in Wadhurst 1494 SAC pg129 - In Easter Term 1494 Thomas May Nicholas Berham and Thomas Baker occur as querents in a Fine concerning land at Ealding (Yalding 2 miles south of Teston Kent). 1499 Court Rolls Sussex Portfolio 206 No33 - SAC pg 130 note47 - At court of the Manor of Mayfield 28 Nov 1499 William Kingewood Nicholas Berham and 10 other jurors were appointed to hold an inquisition on the hehalf of the Lord of that Manor concerning the payments due for pannage (The right of pasturin swine in the lord's woods. Rentall de Beddellaria de Maghfelde in the custody of Messrs Stone and Simpson of Tunbridge Wells solicitors to the Marquess Camden - SAC pg 131 note48 - there are several references to Nicholas Berham and the lands he held of this manor. Some of these lands were inherited by his youngest son William Berham of Stalerege in accordance with his will of which Thomas Baker was feoffee. This will is not registered either in Lewes or Somerset House though it is mentioned on the Court roll of the manor.

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Nicholas Barham's Timeline

1450
1450
Bivelham Manor, Wadhurst, East Sussex
1487
1487
Age 37
Wadhurst, East Sussex
1498
1498
Bivelham Manor, Wadhurst, East Sussex
1502
1502
Age 52
Chillington Manor, Maidstone, Kent
1505
1505
Bivelham Manor, Wadhurst, East Sussex
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Maidstone, Kent
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