Evidence Gathered for Mary Markham
by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, Feb 2020
markmary1148uk; wt_Markham-7602; fs_9HJR-ZT6
Link to Mary Markham in wikitree profiles.
Mary Markham; christened 21 Sep 1734; Saint Faith Under Saint Paul London; born 9 August 1734; parents - John Markham, Elizabeth.
[source] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975; familysearch database.
1754; September 2, 1754, William Brockett of the Middle Temple, esq to Miss Mary Markham, of Pater Noster Row.
[source] London Magazine.
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.
[source] The Descendants of John Brockett One of the Original Founders of New Haven Colony, by Edward J Brockett, 1860.
1757; Mary Brocket; christened 13 September 1757; Willingale Spain, St Andrew, Essex; parents - William Brocket, Mary Brocket.
1757; Mrs Mary Brocket; Burial - 22 Sep 1757; Willingale Spain, St Andrew, Essex, England.
1757 (October); Will of John Markham of Patornostor Row London Apothecary . .
my Daughter Mary Brockett . . having been advanced on her marriage with William Brockett Esquire her full share . .
to my said daughter Mary Brockett and her husband William Brockett twenty pounds
[source] Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11. The National Archives Kew; ancestry database. Partial transcription by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, Dec 2019.
1791; William Brocket of the Middle Temple ___ Esquire
Brampton Gordon Dillingham of Lofton in the County of Norfolk Esq
future and younger children of my daughter Mary Chamberlayne the wife of Stanes Chamberlayne Esq
Thermuthis Chamberlayne [daughter of Mary] legacy from her grandmother Thermuthis
Chamberlayne my grandson Stanes Brocket Chamberlayne . . . take and afterwards during his life always use the surname of Brocket only
my grandson William Chamberlayne second son of my said daughter
my granddaughter Maria Chamberlayne oldest daughter of my daughter
my said granddaughter Thermuthis Chamberlayne second daughter of my said daughter
my said granddaughter Sarah Chamberlayne third daughter of my daughter
sister in law Elizabeth (no surname) widow, London
appoint executors Mary Chamberlayne, Brampton Gordon Dillingham
[source] Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11; Piece 1204: Bevor, Quire Numbers 185-232 (1791); The National Archives Kew; partially transcribed by Pam Garrett, Jan 2020.
A note on William Brocket’s Will -
William Brocket's Will goes on for many, many pages, mentioning considerable property and leaving sizable legacies, primarily to his grandchildren surnamed Chamberlayne. The identity of Brampton Gordon Dillingham is not clear. Late in the Will he is mentioned as grandson of Theophilus Dillingham.
1801; Will of Elizabeth Markham; probated 2 April 1801
Elizabeth Markham, of the parish of St Giles in the Fields, in the county of Middlesex [London], spinster
into the hands of Almighty God . . buried . . my dear father and mother . . parish Church at Willingale Spain in the county of Essex.
I give and bequeath to my brother, John Markham, his children . . South Sea
I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Chamberlayne all my plate (and other personal items)
I give and bequeath to my brother in law William Brockett Esquire one hundred pounds in the old South Seas ___
my nephew francis Chamberlayne Esquire
to my great niece Maria Chamberlayne
my great nephew Stanes Brockett __ Chamberlayne
great niece ____ Chamberlayne
great niece Sarah Chamberlayne
my brother in law William Brockett of the Middle Temple London Esquire, administrator
[source] Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11; Piece 1356: Abercrombie; National Archives Kew. Partially transcribed by Pam Garrett, Dec 2019. (errors likely)
This presentation from “Burkes” was helpful in understanding descendants of Markham and Brocket –
Stanes Chamberlayne, Esq of Ryes Essex, only son of Richard Chamberlayne, Esq of Princethorpe, by Sarah his wife, daughter and heir of Jeffery Stanes, Esq of Ryes, Essex, married 1745, Miss Thermuthes Smith of Hoddesdon, county Herts, and had issue. The eldest son,
Stanes Chamberlayne, Esq of Ryes, married 1780 Mary, only child and heir of William Brockett, Esq of Spains Hall, Essex, and had issue,
[Children of Stanes Chamberlayne and Mary Brocket:]
1. Stanes Chamberlayne of Spains Hall, Essex, born 1782, took the name Brockett, married Eliza, widow of William Wollett, Esq of Rye Sussex, and has two daughters Elizabeth and Mary.
2. William Chamberlayne of Orford House, Essex, col in the army, born 1788, who married Sarah, 4th daughter of the Rev John Preston of Flaxby Hall county York, has two daughters, Sarah Anne Olivia and Caroline Mary.
3. John Chamberlayne, in Holy Orders, rector of East Wick county Herts, born 1791.
4. Henry Thomas Chamberlayne, now of Stoney Thorpe.
5. Maria Chamberlayne, married James Hammerton, Esq of Hellifield Peel county York
6. Sarah Chamberlayne
7. Emma Chamberlayne [spinster in 1870]
8. Harriet Alicia Chamberlayne [spinster in 1870]
from - 'Chamberlayne of Stoney Thorpe' in Burkes.
Of interest -
There is an excellent Brocket website that shares considerable and detailed research on various Brocket families. William Brocket and Mary Markham are included under Essex Brockets - Second Willingale Clan. Mary Markham Brocket died young, at the age of 23, but she did leave descendants. The work at the Brocket website would be of great interest.