Henry WOOD
Thomas WOOD
(1565-1649)
Susanna CRANMER
(1570-1650)
Mary WOOD
(1604-1684)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Samuel CRANMER

2. Sir Henry CHESTER Kt

Mary WOOD 3

  • Christened: 2 Aug 1604, St John, Hackney, Middlesex 4
  • Marriage (1): Samuel CRANMER on 4 Jul 1633 in St Margaret, Westminster 1
  • Marriage (2): Sir Henry CHESTER Kt on 5 Dec 1643 in St Peter, Astwood, Buckinghamshire 2
  • Buried: 24 Apr 1684, St Peter, Astwood, Buckinghamshire 2
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Mary was the oldest surviving daughter of Thomas Wood of Hackney who was employed in the Royal Household. She firstly married Samuel Cranmer (qv), a widower who was twice her age, and may have been a relative as her mother was also a Cranmer. They had two children. After Samuel died she married again in 1643 to Henry Chester, the brother of Sir Anthony Chester (qv). Henry was largely responsible for preserving the Chester family fortunes through the Civil War. Mary's daughter Mary (qv) later married Henry's nephew Anthony Chester (qv).

PCC: Dame Mary Chester PROB11/387 dated 28-6-1687

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Mary married Samuel CRANMER, son of John CRANMER and Joan MAYNARD, on 4 Jul 1633 in St Margaret, Westminster.1 (Samuel CRANMER was christened on 29 Mar 1580 in St Nicholas, Alcester, Warwickshire,5 died on 5 Oct 1640 6 and was buried on 8 Oct 1640 in St Peter, Astwood, Buckinghamshire 2.)

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Mary next married Sir Henry CHESTER Kt, son of Sir Anthony CHESTER Bt and Elizabeth BOTELER, on 5 Dec 1643 in St Peter, Astwood, Buckinghamshire.2 (Sir Henry CHESTER Kt was born on 30 Apr 1598 in Chicheley, Buckinghamshire 7, christened on 2 May 1598 in St Lawrence, Chicheley, Buckinghamshire,8 died on 30 Jul 1666 9 and was buried on 1 Aug 1666 in Tilsworth, Bedfordshire.)

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Sources


1 Church Register, St Margaret Westminster, FHL ref 2452388.

2 Church Register, BTs of Astwood, FHL ref 1999027.

3 Church Register, St Margaret Westminster, FHL ref 2452388 (marriage).

4 Church Register, Transcript of St John Hackney, FHL ref 0569924.

5 Church Register, Alcester, FHL ref 557289.

6 Waters R.E.C. (1878), "Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2", London: Robson and Sons, p455.

7 Waters R.E.C. (1878), "Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2", London: Robson and Sons, p128.

8 Church Register, Chicheley, FHL ref 1967093.

9 Waters R.E.C. (1878), "Memoirs of the Chesters of Chicheley Vols 1 and 2", London: Robson and Sons, p130.


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