MARGERY    CROCKFORD

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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT

Margery Crockford was born 1604 probably in Hurst, Berkshires, England.

This is one of those stories where multiple generations use the same names and confusion can rule.  The Pedigree of Passmores of Bray state that Margery's father was Ralph Crockford, mother unknown.  However an online source, Stephen Aderholdt refers to research done by Victor Barton, of Plymouth England who read the Hurst Parish records.  He states that she was baptized September 9, 1604 in Hurst, Berkshires by her parents William Crockford and Elizabeth Higge.

 It turns out that both William Crockford and Ralph Crockford are related.  The story starts with Thomas Crockford.  One son was our William.  another was John Crockford who wed Ann Hyde.  John and Ann had a son Raffe or Ralph Crockford in 1596.  Both William and Ralphe had daughters named Margery Crockford.  and to really seal the confusion, both Margery's wed men named BallRalph's daughter Margery wed George Ball and they had a daughter Margery Ball born 1645.  She cannot be our line, because our Margery Ball wed William Passmore in 1654!

So on with our story

Margery Crockford,  daughter of William Crockford and Elizabeth Higge, married  Raphe Ball about April 15, 1630.  This took place in Hurst.  The parish church, St Nicholas, dates from the 11th Century. As with most parish churches the building has been considerably enlarged by succeeding generations. Inside there are many fine memorials, the earliest dating from the 16th century. The Chancel Screen was painted and gilded during the reign of Henry VII and the pulpit in about 1603. So all would have been in the church when Margery was born.   For a picture of the lovely Norman church click St. Nicholas in Hurst.

                                        They had at least one known child Margery Ball born 1634 who married William Passmore on Jan 6,                                                 1654/55. date and wedding listed in The Passmores in America, by  Robert Houston Smithon page 13.  The                                         Passmores were Quakers and it was Margery and William's son John Passmore who emigrated to                                                     America.

It is stated often in Ancestry that Margery Crockford Ball died in or after 1671.  However, I do not know the source of that information. This may also come from Victor Barton as did most of the other dates.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

If you know the answer please CONTACT US

1. What are the names of all her children?
2.  When and where did she die?
3.  Find the documentation of the parish records

 

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