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[HAUG581] John Haughfen, a gentleman, held property at Tunstall, Blaxhall, Wantisden, Farnham, Sudborn, Chillesford, Butley, Orford and Gedgrave. Much of this he had inherited from his uncle Thomas Manning (died 1546); it is presumed that John's mother was Thomas Manning's sister (see THOMAS MANNING).
John and his 1st wife Ann had seven children born and baptised at Tunstall as follows:
Barbara (baptised 8th November 1548);
[HAUG591] John (born 1552), see later;
Ciselie (baptised 7th November 1559), died young at Tunstall (buried there 4th July 1563);
Frances (baptised 9th March 1561/2), married (at Tunstall, 3rd February 1576/7) John Carver;
George (baptised 6th April 1563), married (at Tunstall, 6th November 1596) Alice Sibthorpe. George was left £10 in the will of his uncle, Sir Ralph Winwood (see WINWOOD);
William (baptised 10th September 1564), died (age 10 weeks) at Tunstall (buried there 26th November 1564);
Katherin (baptised 21st December 1566).
Ann died at Tunstall (buried there 20th January 1573/4), and John afterwards married 2. Elizabeth Brend, widow (previously married Richard Brend who died 1575). John (a gentleman) died at Tunstall (17th February 1582/3). He left a will, which had been made three years earlier. The beneficiaries were his wife Elizabeth (though her name had been crossed out), two sons John and George, and daughter Katheryne. His second wife Elizabeth died 1588.
[HAUG591] John Haughfen (born 1552, son of John & Ann) married (c.1579) [WINW592] Mary Winwood (see WINWOOD), shortly before he came into his inheritance. As heir to his father, John would have been a good match for Mary, whose grandfather, Lewis Winwood, had been Secretary to Charles, 4th DUKE OF SUFFOLK, (mentioned under THOMAS MANNING).
Under his father's will, John had received:
Mansion House in occupation of his father, with appurtenances and land belonging, called Justins, in Tunstall, Blaxhall, Wantisden, Farnham, and Sudborn, and other land in these towns and in Ash, free and copyhold, (except for 1 meadow of about 1 acre called Manor Meadow, in Farnham which was to be sold); Manor and tenements with appurtenances called Russels and other lands in Chillesford, Wantisden, Butley, Sudborn, Orford and Gedgrave, free and copyhold (all to be disposed of according to the will of Thomas late Bishop of Ipswich, deceased, uncle, for want of issue). [Comment : As there was in fact issue, then this clause could not apply]; Household stuff, sheep and cattle; As a condition of acceptance, John was obliged to bring up his sister Katheryn until she became 20 or married, at which either event he was to give her £100.
John lived at Tunstall where he is thought to have had twelve children, all baptised there, including the following nine by Mary:
Elizabeth (baptised 17th January 1579/80), married (at Tunstall, 16th November 1602) Thomas Godbowl;
Francis (daughter, baptised 16th April 1581), married (at Tunstall, 31st October 1609) John Ellies;
Anthonie (baptised 14th October 1582);
John (baptised 2nd March 1583/4), married (at Campsea Ash, October 1618) Jane Osborn;
George (baptised 22nd March 1584/5);
Winwood (baptised 30th August 1586);
William (baptised 28th March 1588), died same year (buried there 25th November 1588);
[HAUG602] Ursula (baptised 6th June 1589), married (at Tunstall, 7th November 1620) [ARMI601] John Armiger (see ARMIGER);
William (baptised 27th December 1590), died (buried there 1653).
Mary died at Tunstall (buried there 10th March 1592/3), and John either married again or simply lived with another woman, resulting in perhaps three further children, including:
Catryne (baptised at Tunstall, 2nd March 1600/1).
John, gentleman, died at Tunstall also (29th September 1618 sic, buried there 29th August 1618 sic). His Will, dated 14th August 1618, made no mention of his second wife, and the chief beneficiary was his eldest son John, who received the bulk of his estate, which comprised:
His mansion called Justines, with land and tenements at Tunstall, Blaxhall, Wantisden, Farnham and Sudborn; the manor called Russells, with land and tenements at Chillesford, Wantisden, Butley, Sudborn, Orford and Gedgrave; the moiety of the Manor of Tunstall Bannyard, in Tunstall, Blaxhall, Wantisden, Ash and Orford; and the lands in Tunstall which he had purchased from Francis Canders.
His 2nd son (George) and his youngest son by Mary (William) each received £300. His daughter Ursula received £100.
There was a discrepancy between month of death (on a brass plate embedded in the floor of the nave) and month of burial (as recorded in register) and at a very much later date, the register was "corrected" to agree with the brass plate, it presumably being the cheaper remedy!
The inscription on the brass plate reads:
VNDER THIS STONE LYETH INTERRED THE BODYE OF
IOHN HAVGHFEN THE SONNE OF IOHN HAVGHFEN
GENT : WHO DID TAKE TO WIFE MARY WINWOOD YE
DAVGHTER OF RICHARD WINWOOD ESQVIRE & IOYCE
HIS WIFE & HAD ISSVE BY HER SIXE SONNES AND
FOVRE DAVGHTERS HE DEPARTED THIS NATVRALLE
LIFE YE 29 OF SEPTEMBER. ANO DNI. 1618 AETATIS SVE. 66