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We know that William Reade named a "brother Edmund Churche" in his will; he also mentions a lease of the manor of Fryearne which he had purchased from his brother Edmund Church. The will of John Church of Runwell names his oldest son and heir Edmund Church, his daughter Martha Reade, and Edmund Reade, John Reade and Margaret Reade, children of his daughter Martha. So, it is well established that that the wife of William Reade was Martha Church, daughter of John Church of Runwell.
John Church of Runwell married as his second wife Margaret Wiseman on 20 Nov 1559 Great Canfield, Essex, England.[1] She was previously married to Thomas Everard on 6 June 1542.[2][3]
The problem is that there were two John Churche's who lived in the same area who both had a son Edmund. There was John Church of Runwell and John Church of Malden. These two are often confused and sometimes suggested that they are the same person.

However, "Edmund Churche, late of New Inn, gentleman, the second son of John Churche, of Malden, Essex, gentleman, deceased" was admitted to Middle Temple in 1573.[4] This shows that John Church of Malden had to of been dead by June 1573.


Footnotes and citations:
  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVPL-5NB ), John Church, 1559.
  2. G. Eland. At the Courts of Great Canfield, Essex. (Oxford University Press, 1949): page 105.
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVPL-PTT), Thomas Everard, 1542.
  4. Hopwood, Charles Henry ed. Middle Temple Records: 1501-1603. (London, 1903): page 193.
Source list:
  • Davis, Walter Goodwin. The Ancestry of Bethia Harris, 1748-1833, Wife of Dudley Wildes. (Portland, ME: Southworth Press, 1934): page 69.
  • Find A Grave Memorial #174201921, for William Reade d. 1603.
  • Gallup, J D. The Genealogical History of the Gallup Family in the United States... (1893): pages 269-271.
  • Muskett, Joseph James. Suffolk Manorial Families: Being the County Visitations and Other Pedigrees, volume 1. (Exeter, 1900): page 164.
  • Trostel, Helen Cogswell. Cogswell-Haldeman: The Ancestors and Descendants of Asa Ferris Cogswell and Arobine Haldeman Cogswell. (Denver, CO: Big Mountain Press, 1966).
These Church lines are completely screwed up. I will be sorting them out here.
  • Metcalfe, Walter C. ed. Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To which are added Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees from Various Harleian Manuscripts: and an Appendix containing Berry's Essex Pedigrees, vol. I. (London: Harleian Society Visitation Series vol. 13, 1878): page 111; page 129.
  • Appleton, William Sumner, Ancestry of Priscilla Baker: Who Lived 1674-1731, and was Wife of Isaac Appleton of Ipswich. (Cambridge, 1870): page 116.
  • G. Eland. At the Courts of Great Canfield, Essex. (Oxford University Press, 1949): page 105.
  • Hopwood, Charles Henry ed. Middle Temple Records: 1501-1603. (London, 1903): page 193.
  • Arthur Herbert Church. Records and Recollections, part 2. (Gloucester, 1899): page 12.
This shows where "Joan Henkyn" came from. She is the first wife John Church of Malden.

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