James RIGDEN & Margery SPRACKLING married 1653, Thanet St Laurence, Kent
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includes: Abbott, Avery, Cockling, Coxon, Curling, Emberson, Fowler, Hanton, Joad, Joy, Kibwell, Long, Reade, Rigden, Spencer, Sprakling, Tickner, Wastall

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James RIGDEN & Margery SPRACKLING
married 1653, Thanet St Laurence, Kent



Chart revised 13 Aug 2009







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    First marriage of Margery Sprackling

    Margery Sprackling & William Abett
    married 25 Oct 1637
    Temple Ewell, Kent
    Margery Sprackling
    ?baptised 19 Nov 1615
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Parents: Robert Speakeling "Esq"
    William Abett
    baptism unknown
    ?Kent
    William Abett
    buried 27 Aug 1646
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Children of William Abett & Margery Sprackling

    John Abbott b.1640 Thanet St Laurence
    Adam Abbott, b.1644 Thanet St Laurence


    Second marriage of Margery Sprackling

    James Rigden & Widow Abett
    married 29 Sep 1653
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    James Rigden
    baptised 27 Jul 1623
    Littlebourne,Kent
    ?parents: Henry Rigden & Mary ?Sprackling ?Joy
    James Rigden
    buried 4 Jun 1683
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    *Will of James Rigden d.1683 Ramsgate PRC17/75/418
  • Canterbury Probate Office Records


  • James Rigden 1683 Yeoman, St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent
    Canterbury Archdeaconry Inventory PRC11/47/156
    Margery Rigden
    buried 20 Aug 1673
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "Ms Margarie, wife of James"

    Will of James Rigden, 1683

    Courtesy of Kim

    James Rigden the elder of Ramsgate, yeoman, will dated 21 May 1683
    Sons Henry and James
    Occupiers Edward Paine at Newington and James Baily at Ash
    Daughter Margaret now wife of Silvester Spencer
    Robert Emerson
    John Fowler
    James son of my son Henry
    James son of my son James
    Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 75 f.418, Probate 9 Jun 1683
  • Will of James Rigden


  • The children of William Abett & Margery Sprackling

    John Abbot
    (1640 Thanet - )

    John Abbot
    baptised 14 Jun 1640
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: William Abbott & Margery Sprackling
    John Abbot
    burial unknown
    ?Thanet St Laurence, Kent



    Adam Abbot
    (1644 Thanet St Peter - 1723 Thanet St Laurence)

    Adam Abbott
    baptised 24 Nov 1644
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    parents: William Abbott & Margarie Sprackling
    Dorothy Tickner
    baptised 20 Dec 1646
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    parents: John Tickner & Joan Avery
    Adam Abbott & Dorothy Tickner
    married 23 Jun 1668
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    Dorothy Abbott
    buried 24 Oct 1676
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    birth of son John
    Second marriage of Adam Abbott

    Adam Abbott & Mary Wastall
    married 4 Jun 1678
    Canterbury St Andrew, Kent
    Mary Wastall
    ?baptised 28 Sep 1646
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    ?parents: Stephen Wastall & Jane Curlinge
    Mary Abbott
    buried 3 Jun 1714
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "wife of Adam"
    "age 66"
    Third marriage of Adam Abbott

    Adam Abbott & Sarah Cockling
    married 15 Oct 1722
    Fordwich St Mary the Virgin, Kent
    Sarah Cockling
    ?baptised 26 Sep 1694
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    ?parents: Jeremiah Cockling & Mary
    Adam Abbott
    died 7 Apr 1723
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "age 78 years"

    left will - mariner, children Margery, Mary, Adam, Thomas, William
    Sarah Abbott & Willliam Hanton
    married 28 Jan 1727
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "widow"
    Monumental inscriptions - Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate

  • http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsRamsgate/01.htm




  • 448 [46]. In the next row to the west almost covered by the south choir stalls: "Here lyeth buried the bodie of Dame Katharen SPRAKELING, Daughter to John ESTDAY, of Hith (Hythe) Gent., wife widow to Sir Adam Sprakeling, Knight, by whome she had issue 7 sonnes and 10 daughters. She lived 67 yeeres and dyed on ye 24th daye of August, Ano Domini 1627. Here lyeth also the Body of Anne* wife of Adam ABBITT (sic) who departed this life the 31th of Ö4, in the 66th Year of her age." *Mary, wife of Adam ABBOTT, buried June 3rd 1714 (Burial Register).
    449 [47]. Upon a large stone to the east of the East Tower Arch (into which have been inserted the brasses containing the Shield of Arms and inscription of Sir Adam SPRAKELING, Knight). (See Brasses). "Under this stone lieth ye Body of Mr Adam ABBOTT, who departed this life April the 7th 1723 aged 78 years."



    450 [48]. Lantern of Tower. Under the Lantern on the south is the tomb of Margaret SPRAKELING, with three Shields of Brasses, bearing the Arms of Sprakeling, MOYLE, and of Sprakeling and Moyle impaled. (See Brasses). "Hic jacet Margareta Sprakeling, Una filia 27 Robíti Moyle, armig.í nupí (per 27 annos) uxor Robíti Sprakeling, armig,í cui 7 liberos peperit, e quibuí sunt superstes Adamí Robít,í Maria, Margareta, et Margeria. Obiit die sexto Januarii, ano aetatis suae 49, salutis nostrae 1623, stylo angliae."
    The children of Adam Abbott & Dorothy Tickner
    Margery Abbott1670 Thanet St Laurence - m 1691 Canterbury to William Curling children:John 1692, William 1693, Sarah 1695, Margery 1697, Mary 1700, Dorothy 1702
    William Abbott1672 Thanet St Laurence -
    Adam Abbott1674 Thanet St Laurence - *1728 Ramsgate m 1701 Monkton to Margaret Long children:Dorothy 1702, Adam 1704, Margaret 1706, Elizabeth 1708
    John Abbott1676 Thanet St Laurence -

    The children of Adam Abbott & Mary Wastell
    Mary Abbott1679 Thanet St Laurence - 1737 Thanet St Laurencem1 1705 Thanet St John to Robert Em(b)erson d.1711 children:Adam 1706, Martha 1707, Mary d.1711
    m2 1711 Canterbury to John Coxon children:Adam 1712, Mary 1715, John 1718, Thomas 1720
    Thomas Abbott1682 Thanet St Laurence - 1682 Thanet St Laurence
    William Abbott1685 Thanet St Laurence - m1 1709 Thanet St Laurence to Dorothy Tickner d.1728 children: Mary 1711, Adam 1714, Dorothy 1716, Elizabeth 1718, Thomas 1721, Dorothy 1723
    ?m2 1729 Thanet St Laurence to Catherine Long
    Thomas Abbottc1690 ?Thanet St Laurence - 1750 Thanet St Laurence m 1738 St. Nicholas-At-Wade to Mary Longchildren: Thomas 1741, Elizabeth 1742, Thomas 1744, John 1744, John 1748,

    * left a will





    The children of James Rigden & Margery Sprackling

    Margaret Rigden
    (1654 Thanet - 1691 Thanet St Laurence )

    Margaret Rigden
    baptised 12 Aug 1654
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: James Rigden & Margery Sprackling/Abbott
    Silvester Spencer
    baptised 26 Sep 1652
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: William Spencer & Mary Goodson
    Margaret Rigden & Silvester Spencer
    married 1 Jan 1674
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Silvester Spencer
    death unknown
    before 1691
    Margaret Spencer
    buried 21 Jul 1691
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    Will of Margaret Spencer d.1691 Ramsgate PRC17/95/340
  • Canterbury Probate Office Records
  • Transcript of Margaret Spencer's will, 1691

    Courtesy of Pat & Sheila

    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN upon the Sixteenth day of July in the third year of the now Matier Reigne Anne and 1691 I Margaret Spencer of Ramsgate in the parish of St Laurence in the Isle of Thannett in the County of Kent Widow do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following

    First I give to Margaret Spencer my daughter Fifty Pounds of lawful English money which I desire my Executors hereafter named to put out all interest for her and the use and profits thereof to go towards her maintenance and bringing up
    Also I give to my said daughter Margaret my sixteenth part of the Pinke whereof my brother Adam Spencer goes Master and also four of my biggest and best rings
    Also all the residue of my parts of vessells whatsoever I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons William and Adam equally between them and my will is in case the profits of the said parts be not sufficient to bring up my said two sons then and in such case my said Executors shall have power to sell and dispose of some of the said parts as they shall see occasion
    Also all the residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath to my four sons Nicholas Silvester William and Adam equally to be divided between them
    Also I make and ordain my loving brothers Adam Abbitt William Spencer and Adam Spencer Executors of this my last will and Testament

    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Dated the day and year first above written MARGARET SPENCER her mark
    Sealed Signed and Acknowledged for the last will and Testament of the said Margaret Spencer in the presence of George Longe Mary Pickenden her mark John Evens

    PROBATE granted 1691 to Adam Abbitt and William Spencer and Adam Spencer
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    page 2


    Spencer Margaret, Ramsgate, 1691, 1691, PRC17/78/99b
  • http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/ekwills_a/series/ekp_p2/ekp_p2n_sim.htm


  • from Kent County Archives, Maidstone



    Henry Rigden
    (1655 Thanet St Peter - )

    Henry Rigden
    baptised 28 Mar 1655
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    parents: James Rigden & Margery Sprackling/Abbott
    Sarah Fowler
    ?born 20 Oct 1655
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: Richard Fowler & Sarah Wastall
    Henry Rigden & Sarah Fowler
    married (lic) 21 Sep 1676
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Sarah Rigden
    burial unknown
    ?Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Henry Rigden
    burial unknown
    ?Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    The children of Henry Rigden & Sarah Fowler

    Margery Rigden1677 Thanet St Laurence - 1677 Thanet St Laurence
    Mary Rigden1678 Thanet St Laurence -
    Sarah Rigden1680 Thanet St Laurence -
    James Rigden1682 Thanet St Laurence -
    Margery Rigden1685 Thanet St Laurence - 1685 Thanet St Laurence
    Margaret Rigden1686 Thanet St Laurence - 1686 Thanet St Laurence
    Robert Rigden1687 Thanet St Laurence -
    Martha Rigden1689 Thanet St Laurence -




    James Rigden
    (1657 Thanet St Peter - 1730 Thanet St Laurence )

    James Rigden
    baptised 28 Feb 1657
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    parents: James Rigden & Margery Sprackling/Abbott
    Mary Reade
    baptised c1655
    ?Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    James Rigden & Mary Reade
    married 22 Mar 1679
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Mary Rigden
    burial unknown
    ?Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    James Rigden
    died 7 Jan 1730
    ?Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    The children of James Rigden & Mary Reade

    Margery Rigden1680 Thanet St Laurence - ?m 1710 Thanet St Laurence to John Kibwell children:John 1717
    James Rigden1681 Thanet St Laurence -
    Henry Rigden1684 Thanet St Laurence - ?1763 Thanet St Laurence
    Thomas Rigden1686 Thanet St Laurence -
    Ann Rigden 1688 Thanet St Laurence - 1689 Thanet St Laurence
    Adam Rigden1690 Thanet St Laurence - ?m 1717 Thanet St Laurence to Mary Joad children:Mary 1718, Susanna 1720, Adam 1724, Mary 1726, George 1729
    Andrew Rigden1693 Thanet St Laurence - 1697 Thanet St Laurence
    William Rigden1696 Thanet St Laurence -
    Margaret Rigden1698 Thanet St Laurence -




    Margery Rigden
    (1661 Thanet St Peter - 1661 Thanet St Peter )

    Margery Rigden
    baptised 21 Jan 1661
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    parents: James Rigden & Margery Sprackling/Abbott
    Margery Rigden
    died 27 Jan 1661
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    father: James Rigden







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