18 May 2020                   

Husband: Robert Suckling
Born: 1520 1 Died: NOV 1589 2 Buried: NOV 1589 in Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 3 Probate: 1590 in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 4 (see note 1) Occupation: Mercer 5 Father: Richard Suckling ( - 1551) Mother: Jane Swaney ( - 1577) Other spouse 2 Other spouse 3 Notes
Wife: Elizabeth Barwick 6,7 Married name: Elizabeth Suckling Married: 1 Feb 1551 in Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 6,4,8 (see note 2)
Died: 1569 Buried: 3 Jun 1569 in Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 9,3 Father: Adam Barwick Mother: Joan Cutler Notes
1 F Lucy Suckling | Born: ABT 1550 sp. Percival Hassall |Married: 4 Aug 1572 Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 10 Born: Died: 1601 | Died: BEF 1590 11 | Buried St Peter, Cornhill, London 8
2 F Mary Suckling | Born: 1551 8 sp. John Hassall |Married: 1570 Norwich, Norfolk 8 Born: Died: 1574 | sp. Thomas Gee |Married: Born: Died: BEF 1589 | sp. John Sterne |Married: FEB 1598/99 St Martin, Ludgate, London 8 Born: Died: 1607/8 | Died: | Buried
3 F Anne Suckling | Born: sp. Edward Johnson |Married: Born: Died: BEF 1626 | sp. Thomas Layer |Married: Born: Died: 1613 | Died: AFT 1579 12 | Buried
4 M Richard Suckling | Born: ABT 1556 13 | Died: 1586 | Buried 27 Sep 1586 Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 13,8,3
5 F Elizabeth Suckling | Born: ABT 1558 sp. Charles Cardinall |Married: | Died: | Buried
6 M Edmund Suckling | Born: 1560 14 sp. Ann _____ |Married: sp. Martha Wanton |Married: Born: Died: 1611 | sp. Elizabeth Archer |Married: 1612 Norwich St John Maddermarket, Norfolk 8 Born: Died: 1614 | sp. Alice Heyward |Married: Born: Died: 1632 | Died: 1628 14 | Buried MAY 1628 Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk 13,8
7 M Robert Suckling | Born: ABT 1562 sp. Jane _____ |Married: Born: Died: 1653 | Died: 1638 | Buried 1638 Barsham, Suffolk 8
8 M John Suckling | Born: ABT 1563 | Died: 1564 | Buried 16 Nov 1564 Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 3
9 M Elias Suckling | Born: ABT 1565 | Died: | Buried
10 F Maud Suckling | Born: ABT 1566 sp. Peter Gleane |Married: 14 Sep 1584 Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 3 Born: ABT 1564 Died: 1633 | Died: | Buried
11 M John Suckling | Born: ABT 1569 sp. Martha Cranfield |Married: 1603 4 Born: ABT 1578 Died: 28 Oct 1613 | sp. Jane Reve |Married: 2 Mar 1616 4 Born: Died: 22 Nov 1662 | Died: 27 Mar 1626/27 15,1 | Buried 6 Apr 1627 Norwich St Andrew, Norfolk 9,15
Sources: (1) Thompson, Owen, Newton Hall and the Suckling Family, Email attachment sent by Sheila Jones. (2) . (3) . (4) Burke's Landed Gentry 17th Edition (1952) (5) Cozens-Hardy B and Kent E A, The Mayors of Norwich 1403 to 1835 (Jarrold & sons, Norwich, 1938) (6) http://rmeservy.byu.edu/ email lww4@email.byu.edu. (7) . (8) Muskett J J, Suffolk Manorial Families (1900), p 177-208. (9) Visitation of Norfolk (Norfolk Record Society) (10) . (11) . (12) . (13) Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses. (14) National Register of Archives:, GB/NNAF/P42473 Suckling, Edmund (1560-1628) Dean of Norwich collection of copied charters, statutes etc made by him Norfolk Record Office Reference : DCN113 NRA 40062 Norwich Dean & Chapt 1 record noted. (15) Blomefield, Francis, Essay towards a topographical History of Norfolk, vol 2 p 705. Event Notes Note (1) Will proved 24 Oct 1590 (PCC): Will of Robert Suckling 1590 For as muche as all men are mortall and most assured of deathe but the date and tyme noe man knoweth, which hath moved me at this presente breefely to commende my sowle to the bowells and mercy of Jesus Christ my saviour firmly and most specially beleevinge my sinnes to be as clearely forgiven as if I had never commyted them. And as for the goodes and possessions which I possess and that the Lord hath lent me even as I founde them in the worlde soe I committ them to the worlde. Firste my will and my mynde is that twelve poore men shall have eche of them a gowne to accompany my body the yeare whene God shall please to appointe the place If it be within the Cittie of Norwich, otherwise at the discretion of my Executors. And also that eighte poundes in money be forthwith delyvered to master Maior for the tyme beinge to quiet the poore people at my funerall. More my will and mynde is twenty shillings to be bestowed amoungest the poore inhabitants of Woodeton And twenty shillings amongest the poore inhabetants of Wykes (Wix) in Essex. The residue of my funerall charges I refer and committ them to good consideration of my executors And for the contynuance of love and amyty amounge my children and my executors whereas my sonne Edmonde hath and holdeth of the mannor of Topcranft certaine copyholde beinge about an acre and a halfe be it more or lesse lyinge amonge my landes in Woodeton if my said sonne Edmonde shall and will surrender the said coppie holde lande at the next gennerall courte to be holden at Topcrapft And shall further sitt quiet without any act or acts thinge or thinges to be attempted by lawe against any his brethren that have both the gifts goodes landes and tenementes as here hereafter followeth But shall and will permitt them and eyther of them quietly to have holde and possesse the same quietly nor shall not molest or troble my Executors for any branche in this my last will and testament extant and apparent. And that my sonne Edmonde shall further do all such acte and actes thinge and thinges as shalbe devised by my supravisor the charges to be borne by my Executors then Imediately uppon the Seallinge and delyvering the said release or instrument as his will and deede then my will and mynde is my executors shall fourthwith yeelde and pay to the said Edmonde one hundred poundes of lawfull money of Englande. And in case my said sonne Edmonde Sucklinge shall and will refuse so to doe then those hundred poundes to goe to the use of Charles my sonne and his heires for ever Item I give and bequeath to John Sucklinge my sonne all that my capital messuage in the parish of St Andrewe in Norwich wherein I nowe dwell together with all the tenement thereunto adjoyninge which messuage and tenement I bought of Willm. Necton of London gent To have and to holde to the said John Sucklinge and his heires for ever. Alwayes except and reserved the one moietie of my head messuage for my wife to dwell in the space of one yeare next after my departure with free egresse and regresse at her pleasure. Also I give to the said John all those terme of yeares which I holde of the maior sheriffe and cominalty of a tenemente on the southe side of my said messuage to have and to holde as his proper goodes and chattells Also I give to my said son John Sucklinge all the hanginges sealinge and portalls belonginge to the said messuage The residue of all my ymplanents and utensilles of howseholde stuffe belonginge to the said messuage my will and mynde is shalbe prized by two or three indifferent persons the one moietie thereof I give to my said sonne John Sucklinge Thother moietie I give to my two sonnes Christopher and Thomas And if my said sonne John Sucklinge shall and will buy theire two partes after it be prysed and enter sufficient bonde to my welbeloved wife and to my supravisor within the space of one moneth next after my departure to paie for the same stuffe accordinge as it shalbe valued and prized by the foresaid pryzers viz the one half within the space one wholle yeare next after my departure and the other half within the space of one other yeare then next and immediately followinge Then the said John to have the wholl stuffe and implements as is aforesaid. And in case my sonne John Suckling shall refuse so to doe that then it shalbe lawfull for my welbeloved wife to remove take and carry away the said moity of all the foresaid implements and utensiles and the same stuffe and to keepe or sell the same by her discretion to the behoofe and use of my said two sonnes Christopher and Thomas to be delyvered and yeelded unto them at the age of two and twentie yeares or to the longest lyver of them bothe yf God shall please to call either of them to his mercy out of this mortal life and before that age. Item whereas I have and holde all the utter parte of the mannor of Newton next Norwiche by certaine leases grannted from the Deane and Chapter of the cathedrall church of the holy Trynytie of Norwich for certaine yeares yet to come my will and mynde is that myne executors shall receave and take the Farm and profitts of all those leases for and duringe the terme and space of fower yeares next after my departure yeeldinge and payinge out of the profitts of the same leases to the said Deane and chapter the yearely rente or farme dewe for the same at the usuall Dayes and tymes appointed as appeare by Indentures And shall also maintain or cause to be mainteyned the howses there with sufficient reparacions as need shall require for and duringe the said terme of fower yeares And the money soe receaved the charges defalted the residue of these rentes and farmes shall goe and be converted to the use of this my last will and testament And after these fower yeares full complete ended and determined I give and bequeath all those leases and terme of yeares then to come to my sonne John Suckling To have and to holde as his proper goodes and chattells. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Glene my standinge cupp with the cover all gilt And whereas my gifte to my lovinge daughter is prevented by death neverthelesse my wholle intendement beinge the full value of twenty poundes I give and bequeathe to be bestowed on her children by the discretion of theire Father my lovinge sonne Percivall Hassell. And whereas I grannted to my daughter Mary the somme of tenne poundes a yeare to maintaine her charge in the tyme of her widdowhode and unto order shalbe taken if she shall happen to marry againe Then my will is she shall have forty poundes to bestowe her with and the former tenne poundes be voide. Also my will and mynde is that my Executors shall receave and take the rentes farmeres and other profittes as may accrewe by the said leases of Newton for and duringe the terme and space of fower yeares next and imediately to beginn after my departure and so to contynewe the wholle space of fower yeares aforesaid payinge to the Deane and Chapter the yerely rente of six and twenty poundes thirteene shillinges and Fower pence at fower usuall feastes in the yeare. And my will and mynde is that my executors shall receave the rentes to the use of this my will and to be imployed as here after shall appeare. And after fofower yeares so reckened my will and mynde is that John Suckling my sonne shall have all those leases and terme of yeares then to come in all and singular the former granted to him as his proper goodes and chattells. item I give and bequeath to my welbeloved wife Johane in the name of her joynture and in full satisfaction of her dower Twenty six poundes thirteene shillinges and fower pence yearely to be paid unto her out of my landes and hereditaments in Woodeton at two generall feastes in the yeare viz at Thannuntiacion of our Lady and St Michaell Tharchangell by equall portyones duringe her naturall life. And if the said somme and sommes of money shalbe behinde and not paid by the space of six weekes next after any of the said Feastes duringe the tyme aforesaid that then it shalbe lawfull for my said welbeloved wife and for her assignes into anie parte of the premisses to enter and to distraine and the distresses there founde and taken to leade drive and carry away and the same to detaine and to keepe untill the foresaid somme and sommes of money together with tharrerages (if any bene) be fully satisfied contented and paied. Also my will and mynde is that my said welbeloved wife shall have in consideration of the bringinge upp and keepinge of my children Charles Christopher and Thomas the manuringe and ahall use all those my landes and tenementes in Woodeton and shall receave all such rentes and farmes as be dewe for the same duringe the minoritieof Charles my sonne and untill he shall be of the full age of two and twenty yeares. And then my will and mynde is that Charles my sonne shall have all those landes and tenementes in Woodeton together with the mannor and parsonage there for and duringe the naturalle lyfe of the said Charles and after his decease to remaine to the heires males of his body lawfully begotten. And for want of heires male of the said Charles Then my will and mynde is that Christopher my sonne shall have all those my landes tenementes and hereditamentes together with the mannor and parsonage there to him and to the heires male of his bodie lawfully begotten. And for want of heires male of Christopher my sonne then to Thomas my sonne to have and to holde to the heires male of Thomas my sonne. And for want of heires male of Thomas my sonne Then my will and mynde is that Edmonde my sonne shall have and holde all those landes tenementes and hereditamentes for terme of his naturall life and after his decease to the heires male of the body of my sonne Edmond lawfully begotten. And for want of heires male of my sonne Edmonde Then I give and bequeath all those landes tenementes and hereditamentes to John Suckling my sonne and to his heires for ever.. Also my will and mynde is that mysaid welbeloved wife shall have the possession and use of all my ymplements and howshoulde stuffe att Woodton untill Charles my sonne shall come to the full age of two and twenty years as is aforesaid. Also my will and mynde is that my daughter Johnson shall have the commodity and profitt of my Close and orcharde in Alhallowe and St Pawles within the Citie of Norwich for and during her naturall life and after her decease to Robert Sucklinge if he come againe within the space of fower yeares next. And if he come not againe, within the time lymyted then I give the same orcharde and terme of yeares of the said orcharde to my sonne Edmonde Sucklinge. And the said close I also give and bequeath the codicions before sett downe to him and his heires for ever other evidence for the same close to remaine as a scrowe. Item I give and bequeath to Luce Johnson twenty and one shillinges to make her a ringe. the residue of all my goodes money Debt plate the legacies and debtes performed funerall charges answered I give to my two sonnes Christopher and Thomas And I do ordaine their mother to have the educacion of them. And for my stocke of cattell and corne and howshoulde stuffe at Woodeton I will that an Inventory be made and the one moitie I give to my said sonne Charles Sucklinge at the severall age aforesaid sett downe And the other halfe I give to my welbeloved wife to bestow amonge the said three children as shall seeme good by her discrecion Alsi I give to my said welbeloved wife my flaggon cheene (?) of golde and do ordaine constitute and appointe her to be one of my executors And I give unto my sonne Charles Cardinall of Essex to be another of my executors whom I give and bequeath for his paines my two impassed saltes with covers belonginge. And my earnest desire is that it woulde please me Thomas Holte to be Overseer of this my last will and testamente to whome I give him halfe a score angells a poore rewarde but I know his good nature to the widdowe and Fatherlesse. Thus I give most humble thankes to Almighty God for this good woorke which I acknowledge to be written with myne own hande. Sealed and delyvered in the presence of Mr robert Cloughe and William Howarde my farmer at Wooditon Mr Thomas Weston the parson of Wooditon and others. By me Robert Sucklinge Aldes / Thomas Weston minister of God his worde / Robert Clough batchelor of Artes. Disputed by son John. Summary of "Sententia pro Valore" (thanks to Rosamund McKitterick and Elizabeth Leedham-Green for help with this) as follows: Charles Cardinall who, with the widow Joanna Suckling, was named in the will as one of the two executors, renounces (ie refuses to take on) the administration of the will on the grounds that he agrees with Edmund Suckling that it is a false will and that Robert effectively died intestate. Testemantary cause: Edmund Suckling v. Joanna Suckling. Joanna has entered an allegation (on 5 Feb previously) that it was a true will (7 paper sheets, all signed) made by Robert when in his right mind, properly witnessed, signed etc. The Court accepts this and appoints Anthony Lawe, notary public, proctor for Joanna. The sentence is declared and promulgated. PRO catalogue online (E 134/44Eliz/Trin1 - 1602) has: John Suckling v. Johanna Suckling, Christopher Suckling, Thomas Suckling.: Manor of Newton by Norwich (Norfolk) and the rectories and parsonages impropriate of Newton aforesaid, Trowse and Eaton (Norfolk) lately belonging to Robert Suckling, late citizen and alderman of Norwich, deceased.: Norfolk Note (2) Muskett has: married 9 Feb. For comments and questions about this family, email Howard Slatter Updated 18 May 2020 Name Index