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Evidence Gathered for John Markham; Markham-7591

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Evidence Gathered for John Markham
by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, Feb 2020
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Link to John Markham in wikitree profiles.


1678, Oct 27; John, son of Thomas Markham, clerk and Mary; 16 Oct 1678; baptism.
[source] Shropshire: Fitz, Frodesley, Uppington, Tong, Adderley - Parish Registers, Lichfield Diocese; Shropshire, England, Extracted Parish Records; ancestry database.

1718; John Markham married Elizabeth Haywood, 20 December 1718.
[source] Records of St Martin Outwich, London England.

1718 - Dec. 20 John Markham (age 28) of ye Parish of St Faith's, London, and Elizabeth Haywood (age 21) of ye Parish of Hampton in ye County of Middlesex.
[source] The Registers of St. Martin Outwich, London, Volume 32.

Christenings of the children of John Markham and Elizabeth at Saint Faith under Saint Paul, London.
John Markham, 15 Jun 1720
Samll Markham, 28 Mar 1722
Elizabeth Markham, 14 July 1725
Arabela Markham, 1 Nov 1727
Thos Markham 5 Aug 1730
Mary Markham, 21 Sep 1734

Jno Markham; 1706; Farringdon Without; within the hospital
John Markham; 1707; Farringdon Within; St Faith Paternoster
John Markham; 1710; Farringdon; St Faith Paternoster Row
John Markham; 1721; Farringdon Within; St Faith Paternoster Row
John Markham; 1740; Farringdon Within; Paternoster
John Markham; 1757; Farringdon Within; St Faith Paternoster Row
- others similar
[source] London Land Tax Records, beginning 1692 (ancestry database).

St Faith under St Paul's in Castle Baynard Ward was an unusual parish within the City of London. It had been physically removed in 1255 to allow for the eastern expansion of the Old St Paul's Cathedral. Until the reign of Edward VI the parishioners worshipped at the end of the west crypt under St Paul's Quire. From the reign of Edward VI until the Great Fire the parishioners, mostly booksellers in Paternoster Row, transferred to the Jesus Chapel, their separateness emphasized by a screen. After this tragedy the parish was united with St Augustine Watling Street, an arrangement that worked amicably well long after anyone who could have remembered the old cathedral had died . .

UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures
Master - Apprentice - year - residence (of master) - trade - comments
Jno Markham - Jno Garnum - 1715 - citizen, apoth
Jno Markham - John Lisle - 1718 - citizen, apothecary
John Markham - John Thompson - 1723 - citizen, apothecary
Jno Markham - Isaac Bushell - 1724 - citizen, apoth
John Markham - Walwyn Meese - 1730 - citizen, apoth
[source] UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811; ancestry database.

1728, January 31 - Whereas a Letter was delivered on Wednesday Evening by an unknown Gentleman, into the Hands of Mr John Markham, Apothecary, in Pater-Noster Row, one of the Treasurers of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy; in which Letter were inclosed two Bank Bills, amounting to the Sum of 53 # to be disposed of by the Governours of the Charity for Relief of the Poor Widows and Children of Clergymen. This is therefore to acknowledge the Receipt thereof, and to . . the charitable Person who sent the said sum, that it shall be faithfully applied according to his desire. John Markham
[source] London Gazette, 1 February 1728, #6748

1728, November 21; On Thursday last, a General Court of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy, was held at the Chapter House of St Paul's, when they unanimously chose the following to be the Court of Assistants, viz . . . The Hon John Veney, esq, vice-president. Michael Hillerdon, George Vincent, John Markham Treasurers. (also mentioned - Mr Giles Vincent, Walter Bernard)
[source] Derby Mercury, 21 November 1728.

1733; Heaton v Myddelton.; Bill and five answers.; Plaintiffs - Elizabeth Heaton, widow of Denbigh, Denbighshire, Jane Pritchard, spinster of Shropshire, John Markham, apothecary of London and Richard Powell, mercer of Oswestry, Shropshire and others (creditors of Robert Myddelton, esq deceased late of Chirk Castle, Denbighshire) . . .
[source] National Archives Kew; ref # C 11/2279/55.

1736; John Markham joined with Daniel Ireson (Sugar Baker) and Rudolph Meyer in some sort of sugar refining business. Their partnership is referenced in the Sugar Refiners database. Daniel Ireson wrote his Will in 1736 (TNA probate 11/846), and named John Markham as one of his executors. The Will states, "If his copartnership with Rudolph Meyer and John Markham exists at the time of his death, he wishes his wife Elizabeth Ireson to enter into the copartnership in his place." Daniel Ireson (probate 1759) outlived John Markham (died 1757). Rudolph Meyer served as witness to the Ireson Will.

1735, July 10; Indentures between John Markham, of London, Apothecary; Corbet Kynaston of Hordley and Amy Kynaston, of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex. Assignment of a mortgage of 5,000 on property in co. Bucks; (Exhibited in Chancery 17 January 1742 between John Corbet, Esq. complainant and Amy Kynaston, spinster and others, deforcts.)
[source] Shropshire Archives website; X6000/120/2/18195.

Corbet Kynaston was one of the six M.P.s whose arrest was ordered in September 1715 on a charge of being 'engaged in a design to support the intended invasion of the kingdom' . . . He was defeated by a fellow Tory, Sir John Astley, who had been awarded £24,000 damages against him in a lawsuit over transactions in South Sea stock. To avoid paying, he went abroad to France, where he remained till his father's death, when he came to terms with Astley . . death, 17 June 1740.
[source] The History of Parliament Trust.

1738; Bond releasing from payment of 200; [party 1] John Markham of Paternoster Row, London, apothecary; [party 2] Corbet Kynaston of Shrewsbury.
[source] Shropshire Archives website; XD3651/G/15/23.

1742; Witnesses to prove the rental of Corbet Kynaston's estate in 1734, distinguish the forge and lands sold in the rental of Ladyday 1740, the present rental and alteration in terms of leases . . . The will and codicil, the deeds, handwriting of the deeds, copy of any register, Mr Corbet's pedigree, lands purchased after 6 January 1734. . . [long list of "witnesses to prove"] . . . For Mr Baldwyn:- Witnesses to Miss Kynaston's mortgage by Mr Kynaston and Mrs Markham, Mrs Kynaston's deed by Sloan Fowler . . . Endorsed "Names of witnesses Exd at Canc 1742".
[source] Shropshire Archives website; X1005/3/9 - 1005/14.

1743, July 1; Lease for 21 years of tithes, Treflach; [party 1] William, Marquis and Duke of Powis; [party 2] John Markham of the City of London esq; 1 to 2 of tithes of corn and grain and other tithes arising out of the townships or titheable places of Treflach; Rent £16. note - Oswestry, Treflach, Shropshire.
[source] Shropshire Archives website; X552/1/4/8/1/14.

1745, July 25; At this Court were Elected Committees of these Hospitalls of Bridewell & Bethlem London; Bethlem Comee for the Year 1745 - Mr. John Markham, Rudolph Meyer Esqr , Mr James Haywood, Dr Richard Rawlinson, [others]
[source] Bridewell Royal Hospital: Minutes of the Court of Governors; LondonLives.org.

1754; Johannes Markham, Master of Apothecaries Hall; In Apothecaries' Hall there is a fine painting of a very handsome man, full length, 'Johannes Markham, Armiger, Magister 1754.' He was son of Rev. Thomas Markham of Whitechurch, Salop (not Rector). John was bound to Thomas Sheffield, 1695, and became Master of Apothecaries' Hall, September 19, 1754.
[source] Markham Memorials, Sir Clements Markham, Spottiswoode, London, 1913.

A preliminary guide to apothecaries in the book subscription lists . . . Between the years 1709 – 1748; There were apothecaries and surgeon - apothecaries in England and Wales who subscribed to 75 different publications . . . John Markham of Paternoster Row was such a bookworm that he subscribed to no less than 21 books between 1716 and 1728.
[source] A Study of the English Apothecary from 1660 - 1760; Juanita Gordon Lloyd Burnby; Thesis, University of London, 1979.

It is related in Bell and Redwood that because of a controversy between [James] Goodwin and two apothecaries called Markham and Matthews, and a physician Dr Levit, respecting a much prized contract for drugs with the Royal African Company, the College of Physicians was actually encouraged by the Society of Apothecaries to present the Act of 1724.
[source] A Study of the English Apothecary from 1660 - 1760; Juanita Gordon Lloyd Burnby; Thesis, University of London, 1979.

1757; William Brocket married Mary, daughter of John Markham of St. Faith's, London, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir of Samuel Heywood, of St. John the Evangelist, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Henry Wright, of London, died 1757, aged 23 [death year and age refer to Mary Markham Brocket].
[source] The Descendants of John Brockett One of the Original Founders of New Haven Colony, by Edward J Brockett, 1860.

1757; John Markham, apothecary to the Charterhouse, 5 Oct 1757.
Obituary appeared in Ladies Magazine and Gentleman’s Magazine.
[source] Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800, Parts 3 and 4; England Extracted Parish Records; ancestry database.

1757 Will of John Markham of Patornostor Row London Apothecary . .
my children Samuel Markham and Elizabeth Markham Spinster . . one third part of my personal estate according to the custom of the City of London
my Daughter Mary Brockett . . having been advanced on her marriage with William Brockett Esquire her full share . .
having made provision for my son John Markham for his life to my son Samuel all my books
to my said daughter Mary Brockett and her husband William Brockett twenty pounds
to my Dear Wife Elizabeth Markham the remainder . . [money, land] situate at Starton, otherwise Staverton and Badby in the County of Northampton, at Treflach in the County of Salop, ____ in the County of Dubirth [possibly Derby] in Sherbon [Sherborn] Lane London
appoint my said Dear wife sole executrix
. . twenty seventh day of April . . One thousand Seven hundred and fifty six
witness - fran: ____, Roger Altham, William James
[source] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11; National Archives, Kew; ancestry database. Partial transcription by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, Dec 2019.

1761; The Will of Elizabeth Markham in 1761 is simple; directing that she be buried "as near as may be to my late Dear husband in the parish church of Willingale Spain"; that her funeral expenses and debts be paid. No dispositions made.
[source] Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 864; National Archives Kew; ancestry database.

Willingale Spain - Is the smallest of the two, and stands at the south-east corner of the cemetery. It is dedicated to Saint Andrew and All Saints. This is by far the most ancient structure . . .
Here lieth the body of John Markham, late of Pater Noster Row, London, Esqre, who departed this life the 4th day of October, 1757, aged 73 years. [apothecary]
Also the body of Elizabeth, his wife, who departed this life 5th day of April, 1761, aged 62 years.
[source] Memorials of the Antiquities and architecture . . . County of Essex; Rev Alfred Suckling, 1845.


Further Reading:
A Study of the English Apothecary from 1660 - 1760; Juanita Gordon Lloyd Burnby; Thesis, University of London, 1979.
https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1349181/1/450256.pdf

James Goodwin's bonfire of medicines; by Stuart Anderson; 12 November 2009.
http://www.pjonline.com/christmas/pj2009_705





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