Francis Stoughton was born in 1530 Parish of St. Peters, Sandwich Francis, eldest son and heir of Edward Stoughton of Ash, died as quite a young man, only two years after his Uncle Richard, sixteen years before his father, and fifteen months before Protestant Elizabeth succeeded her Catholic sister Mary upon the throne. However, there is no trace of papal leaning in the will of Francis; in fact, we read into this will the seed of non-conformity which was later to be the bone and sinew of the life of his only son, Rev. Thomas Stoughton. He died between 28 July and 30 September 1557.
A Lawsuit initiated about 1556 Confirms Francis Stughtons parentage "against Edward Stoughton and his sons Francis and Thomas over the “detention of deeds relating to the manor of Exherst in Staplehurst, bought of John Monnynges, of Dover, gentleman, and Margery his wife.” The case refers to the two deeds cited above and confirms this Richard Exhurst was the father of Edward Stoughton’s wife Mary, mother of Francis Stoughton." 
"Francis ' will is largely concerned with provisions for his wife Agnes, his only son Thomas and his sister Alice. To Thomas, his brother, known as Thomas Stoughton of St. Martins, Canterbury, " all my lands, tenements (etc.) until my son Thomas is 21.” His son Thomas was to have “ £ 3.6.8. yearly to keep him in school.” There is no bequest to the church for any purpose. He directs that he be buried in the Chancel of St. Jones ( Johns ) in the Church of St. Peter, “ if I die there.” He lived in the Parish of St. Peter, Sandwich, as a country gentleman, having land in Ash and elsewhere ."
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