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Trotman Family of North Nibley and Wotton-under-Edge

Trotman Family of North Nibley and Wotton-under-Edge

 

I am indebted to the late F.H. Trotman, who wrote the book, ‘The Trotman Family 1086-1963’, and also Doreen Myercough and Guy Vincent for their help with this family.


William Trotman I

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(?) William Trotman II, Senior (?) and Elen Plomer

Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge

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William Trotman III (-1634) and Margaret (Hiet) (-1648)

Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge

 

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William Trotman IV (1624-) and Joane Leigh

Clothier of North Nibley

 

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Nicholas Trotman (1663-) and Arabella Peirce (1664-)

Clothier of Bearnstream, North Nibley

 

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William Trotman V (1687-1716) and Mary James

Clothworker of North Nibley

 

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Mary Trotman (1711/12- ) and Peter Perrett

 

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William Perrett I and Esther Read

 

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Abraham Perrett and Susannah Organ

 

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William Perrett II and Rebecca

 

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Sarah Perrett and John Barton III

 

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William Barton II and Ellen Pick

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Edward Percy Barton and Florence Noad


WILLIAM TROTMAN I, Great XII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Father of William Trotman II

Also Father of Katherin, Mary Chaneler, Maude Gower, Alice Hewes, Thomas, John Edward, Francis

 

William Trotman of Wotton-under-Edge had at least nine children and a nephew, Richard Trotman. We know nothing more about him.

His children were Great XII Aunts and Uncles:

 

F.H.Trotman writes:

 

‘Katherine (daughter of William Trotman I) in her will mentioned her brother William Trotman, of Wotton-under-Edge and his children Ann, John and Walter, her brother John Trotman, of Stinchcombe and his children John and Edward, her brother Thomas Trotman, her sisters Mary Chaneler, Maude Gower and Alice Hewes…

It will be noticed that he (her brother Thomas Trotman) mentions two additional brothers Francis and Edward but what became of them is not known. His sister Katherine could not have been the one who married John Trotman Junior, because she died before Thomas made his will. There could have been a second sister of that name or she may have been a sister-in-law.’


KATHERINE TROTMAN, Great XII Aunt

 

Katherine married John Trotman, Junior, of Upthorpe, Cam. She was buried at Cam on 26th March 1602 and her will was proved on 20th May 1602. Her husband was a son of Thomas and Agnes Trotman, Clothier of Cam. John later became “the Elder” and was buried at Cam on 29th July 1592. His will was proved on 9th August 1592. They had no issue. John’s brother, Richard Trotman, was married to a niece of William Tyndale, the Bible Translator.

F.H.Trotman writes:

 

‘John Trotman, “the Younger”, on the death of his elder brother John, became known as “the Elder”. He married Katherine, daughter of William Trotman, of Wotton-under-Edge but died without issue as recorded by Smyth in the following passage:-

“Heere also in the little hamlet of this parish of Came called Vpthorpe, that is the upper or higher part of the township, is a messuage and 46 acres of ground thereto belonginge, the inheritance of Henry Trotman, an atturney at the Counsell in the Marches of Wales, which hee had with some other lands by conveyance from John Trotman his father, yet livinge dated M’cij. 14 R Jac (1617): and hee the said John as heire to Nicholas his father, eldest son of John Trotman, whose third brother (called also John Trotman) purchased this messuage and land of … and left it for life to Katherine his wife, daughter of William Trotman of Wotton, and by the death of the said John Trotman (called of Vpthorpe) without issue, the same descended to the said John Trotman as his next heire, who conveyed it to the said Henry his sonne, upon his marriage as aforesaid and was before the land of … See for this Court Rolls of Came 44 Eliz., (1602) when the said Katherine died”.

Abstracts of the wills of John and Katherine read as follows:-

The Will of John Trotman:

 

John Tratman, the elder, of Came, clothier; to be buried withen Christian burial. To the poor of Came 40s., of Dursley, 20s. To Griffith Tratman, son of Richard Tratman, my brother and to Katherine his wife, 100 Marks. To Francis Tratman, son of Richard Tratman, of Wotton £20. To Thomas Tratman of Dursley £10. to Marie Plomer, daughter of Christopher Plomer deceased £30; to John Plomer, son of Christopher £5; to Katherine Tratman, daughter of Edward Tratman, of Eastwood £5; all three under 21. Residue to Katherine, my wife, she to be executrix. As to messuages, lands, tenements, commons, herediaments in Came or elsewhere; all the messuages, lands, etc in Upthrup, Came, which sometime were the land of Sir John Butler, Knt., and of Hugh Partridge, gent., all lands, tenements, meadows, leasows, pastures, commons, and appurtenances in Nether Came, sometime the land of Florence Barston, of Dymocke, one close called Nether Orchard, in Came, sometime the land of John Berkeley, of Beverston, esquire; two acres in Came Field, next to the meadow, called Hynam Meade, sometime the land of Thomas Fraunsame and Thomas Warrante; to have the same for her life, i.e., my wife’s, after her death, the land in Upthrup, shall remain to … (sic). Said Katherine to keep deeds, after her death same to be delivered to … (sic). To the said Katherine, all my lands in Over Came, which I purchased of Henry Daunte, gent., to hold the same unto her and her heirs for ever. I devise unto the said Griffith Tratman, sone of the said Richard, my brother, lands, etc., in Lower Came, sometime the land of Florence Barston, of Dymocke, and one close, called Nether Orchard, sometime the land of John Berkeley, Esquire; also 2 acres in Came Field, next to the meade called Hynam, after decease of my wife; deeds to be delivered to the said Griffith Tratman. Overseers – Richard Tratman of Came, my brother and Thomas Tratman, of Tortworth, my brother-in-law; to each of them for their pains 40s.’

Proved 9 August 1592. P.C.C. Harrington 64.

The Will of Katherine Trottman:

 

Katherine Trottman, of Came, widow, 9 March, 44 Eliz., (1602). To the poor of Came, 40s.; to the poor of Wotton, 40s.; to the poor of Dursley, 20s.; the money to the poor of Came to be distributed by the discretion of John Trottman, my cousin, of Lower Came; to the poor of Wotton, by my brother William Trottman, of Wotton; to the poor of Dursley, by my cousin John Plomer, of Dursley. To my cousin John Plomer £40; Catherine, his daughter £10; Nicholas and Christopher his sons, 50s. each. To Thomas Trottman, son of Nicholas Trottman of Breadstone, deceased £10; Katherine Trottman daughter of said Thomas, when of age, etc. To Richard Woodward and John Woodward, children of John Woodward £8 a piece; to his other 6 children which he hath by Marie his now wife, 40s. a piece, when of age, etc. To John Trottman, son of my cousin Richard Trottman, of Over Came, 50s.; to his daughter, Elline Trottman, 50s, when of age. To Katherine Gorner, daughter of Thomas Gorner £10, when of age; Alice Gorner, sister of Katherine, when of age. To Throughmorton Trottman £10, when of age. To Katherine Trottman, daughter of my cousin John Trottman, of Lower Came, when of age. To Alice Hewes, my sister £5; Samuel Plomer, her son £5; Thomas Hewes, her son £5; Sarah Plomer, her daughter £5. To Richard Trottman, son of Griffith Trottman deceased, £5; Ursula, sister of said Richard £5; Sara sister of said Ursula 40s., when of age. My brother, John Trottman, of Stinchcombe £5; John Trottman, son of said John £5, when of age. To Mary Chaneler, my sister, £5; Mawde Gower, my sister £15; Marie Tucker, daughter of said Mawde £5; Thomas Trottman, my brother £10; Katherine Hickes, daughter of Arthur Hickes £10, when of age; Katherine Stocke £10; Katherine Stocke, her daughter £10, when of age; Robert Trottman, son of my brother William Trottman £40; Anne Trottman, daughter of the said William £40; William, Walter and john, sons of William Trotman, my brother £20 a piece, when of age; my men servants and maid servants, 20s. a piece. To William Trottman, son of my brother William of Wotton, my house and garden in Over Came which my husband, deceased, purchased of Harry Vawcutt, gent. To my cousin John Trottman, of Lower Came, all my house, etc,, in Upthrip, with the land, meadows and pastures, orchard and garden, which my late husband’s father purchased. To Richard Trottman, son of Griffith Trottman, deceased, land in Lower Came, according to my husband’s last will. Residue unto my brother William Trottman, he to be executor. Overseers – Edward Trottman, of the Coorte and Richard Fynymore.

Proved 20 May 1602. P.C.C. Montague 38.

Doreen Myercough wrote on 15th December 2012:

‘I have found a marriage for a William Trotman. William Trotman married Elin Plomer on 28th January 1573/4. Given that there were Plomers mentioned in Trotman wills from Cam I checked further. There were three children baptised for Christopher Plomer: Winifred 10th Sept 1560, Mary 9th Oct 1561and John 19th March 1563/4. No mention of an Ellen and no marriage for Christopher or his children were there that I could find nor any burial for Christopher.

Mary and John appear correct for those in the will of John Trotman of Cam proved 9th August 1592. When his widow Katherine made her will she referred to John Plomer as her cousin and by then he had moved to Dursley. (as we found elsewhere cousin was not a precise term at early dates and included nephews and nieces).


 

 


(?) WILLIAM TROTMAN II, Great XI Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of William Trotman I

Husband of Elen Plomer

Father of William Trotman III

 

Also Father of John, Walter, Ann and Robert

 

William Trotman II was a brother of Katherine Trotman and is mentioned in her will of 1602 and in the will of their brother Thomas Trotman of 1608.

William Trotman II was a Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge. He is probably mentioned in Men & Armour for Gloucestershire as 2ca with one corslet furnished. He may have been born in about 1565. We know nothing more about him.

Doreen Myerscough wrote on 15th December 2012:

 

However, I found a marriage for a William Tratman. William Tratman married Elen Plomer 28 January 1573/4. Given that there were Plomers mentioned in Trotman wills from Cam. I checked further. There were three children baptized for Christopher Plomer:

 

Winifred 10th Sept 1560, Mary 9th Oct 1561 and John 19th March 1563/4. No mention of an Ellen and no marriage for Christopher or his children were there that I could find nor any burial for Christopher.

 

Mary and John appear correct for those in the will of John Tratman of Cam proved 9th August 1592. When his widow Katherine made her will she referred to John Plomer as her cousin and by then he had moved to Dursley. (As we found elsewhere cousin was not a precise term at early dates and included nephews and nieces).

 

F.H. Trotman writes:

 

‘Thomas’ brother William appears to have made his will on his death bed as it was nun-cupative and gives the following information:-

The Will of William Trotman:

 

William Trotman, of Wotton-under-Edge, yeoman. 10 April, 1620. To William his son he says, “Sonne I have stayed until your return from London”. He delivered his box of writings, etc., to him and told him he would be worth, after payment of his debts, ten or twenty pounds. Witnessed by Robert Trotman, his son, Arthur Hixe and Walter Griffin.

Proved at Gloucester, 26 August, 1620.

F.H. Trotman continues:

It will be noted that he only mentions two sons although according to Katherine’s will there were two more sons, John and Walter and a daughter Anne but perhaps they were by this time deceased. The only one of whom we have further information is Robert who was baptized at Wotton-under-Edge 17 January, 1579…’

The Will of Katherine Trotman (his sister) 1602:

 

‘Robert Trottman, son of my brother William Trottman £40; Anne Trottman, daughter of the said William £40; William, Walter and John, sons of William Trotman, my brother £20 a piece, when of age; my men servants and maid servants, 20s. a piece. To William Trottman, son of my brother William of Wotton, my house and garden in Over Came which my husband, deceased, purchased of Harry Vawcutt, gent. …

Residue unto my brother William Trottman, he to be executor. Overseers – Edward Trottman, of the Coorte and Richard Fynymore.’

We know that  (?) Trotman,Great XI Grandfather, had at least two sons William, a Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge, and John. Also we know that his son, William, had children of his own under twenty in their father’s will of 1634.

In Men at Arms of Gloucestershire of 1608 there are two William Trotmans listed at Wotton-under-Edge which may be relevant. They are:

‘William Trotman Clothier. 2.ca hath one Corslet furn’. (A Man about forty years – of lower stature fitt to serve with a Calyver)

William Trotman jun’ sonne of said Will’m Trotman Clothier 1.ca. (Less than twenty years – a man of lower stature fitt to serve with a Calyver).

Walter Trotman sonne of Willm Trotman. Sub. Sen’ clothier. 1. ca.’

(?) We could have here William Trotman III (Great (x10) Grandfather) together with his father William Trotman II (Great (x11) Grandfather) and a brother Walter Trotman (Great (x11) Uncle) (?)

 

And is this his wife?

 

 Bigland – under the Gallery in North Nibley Church:

 

‘Here lyeth the body of Joane, the wife of William Trotman, of Boorden, who was buried the … of January, 1621, aged 68 years’

 


I am confident that using the evidence from Men at Arms of 1608 we can join together the two families which F.H. Trotman thought could not be connected without further information being obtained.

 


 

WILLIAM TROTMAN III, Great X Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of William Trotman II

Husband of Margaret Hiett (nee ?)

Father of William Trotman IV

Also Father of, Susanna, and Nicholas

Also husband of ?

Also Father of Katherine Hodges, Mary Friend, Elizabeth Thurston and John

 

 

William Trotman III was a Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge. He could well be the William Trotman, Junior, mentioned in the 1608 Men at Arms, which would mean that his father was William Trotman, Senior, Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge. If this is the case William Trotman III as born in about 1588 and was of lower stature suitable for serving with a calyver.

William Trotman married and had children Katherine, Mary, Elizabeth and John. His wife probably died in about 1622 and we find in the registers a burial of Margaret Tratman on 11th November 1621 and Elizabeth Tratman on 29th December 1622.

William Trotman II married Margaret Hiat at Hill on 18th December 1623 and they were still married at the time that he made his will on 7th September 1634. They had three children, namely, William, Nicholas and Susanna.

So William Trotman II had at least seven children, most under the age of twenty-one in 1634. All but William Trotman IV were baptised at Wotton between 1613/4 and 1629. William Trotman IV was baptised at North Nibley in 1624.

Nicholas Trotman, was a son of William and Margaret. He became a Fishmonger and Citizen of London and was buried at St Sepulchre’s London in 1665.

William Trotman III was buried at Wotton on 11th September 1634 and his will was proved on 7th November 1634.

F.H. Trotman wrote:

‘From wills and parish register entries we are able to trace another family of Trotmans living at Wotton-under-Edge, one branch of which later settled in the neighbouring parish of North Nibley. Whether this branch was connected with the one we have just described, it has not been possible to discover but the probability is that they were. We commence with the following will:-

The Will of William Trotman:

‘William Trotman, of Wotton, Clothyer, 7 September 1634. To the poor of the parish five shillings. To Mr. Ackson, the Minister if he doth preach my funeral sermon twenty shillings. To my sonne John Trotman the house I now dwelleth in after the decease of my wife Margrett Trotman and half the lease of Mundays Wead and seventy shillings half yearly for his benefit until he shall reach the age of one and twenty. To my sonne William the house in fee simple called Warlocks House and the rest of the lease of Mundays Wead when he shall attain the age of one and twenty. To my sonne Nicholas Trotman the house in fee simple that one Thomas Ilet now dwelleth in with the fee of a lease in Barkley when he shall reach the age of one and twenty. To my wife Margrett Trotman all goods and household stuffs which was hers before her marriage. To my brother John Trotman my best suit of aparrell. My well beloved friends Thomas Berton and Richard Smith of Wotton to be Executors, to them twenty shillings each.

Proved P.C.C. Seager, 7th November, 1634.’

Extract from the Will of his Aunt, Katherine Trotman of 1602:

 ‘To William … son(s) of William Trottman, my brother William Trottman £20 a piece. …To William Trottman, son of my brother William of Wotton, my house and garden in Over Came which my husband, deceased, purchased of Harry Vawcutt, gent. …’

 


 

The children of William Trotman III and his first wife were half Great X Aunts and Uncles:

 

KATHERINE HODGES, Great X Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Katherine Trotman was baptised at Wotton on 23rd January 1613/4. She was the wife of John Hodges (als Newark). She is mentioned in Margaret Trotman’s will of 1648

MARY FRIEND, Great X Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Mary Trotman was baptised at Wotton on 21st July 1616 and married Richard Friend, a weaver of Dursley. The marriage allegation was dated 3rd April 1638. He was a widower and she was aged twenty-four.

ELIZABETH THURSTON, Great X Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Elizabeth Trotman was baptised at Wotton on 15th July 1619. She became the wife of … Thurston.

JOHN TROTMAN, Great X Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Trotman was baptised at Wotton on 27th May 1621. He married and had children. He was a Clothier of Wotton-under-Edge.

 

F.H. Trotman wrote:

 

‘Nicholas’ eldest brother John, whom he described as being a clothier of Wotton had three daughters and three sons. The eldest son died in infancy. The second, Charles became a clothier and according to an Allegation of Marriage at Gloucester, dated 1 August 1681, married Mary Wallace by whom he had a son John but what became of him is not known. Mar must have died soon after the birth of her son because there is a second Allegation of Marriage dated 23 September 1690, showing that he married again, at Cranham, a lady named Joanna, the surname being illegible but by her he does not appear to have had any children. Charles’ younger brother was named John but what became of him is not known.’

 

 


 

 

MARGARET TROTMAN, Great X Grandmother of Richard Barton

Wife of William Trotman II

Mother of William Trotman III

 

Mother of Susanna and Nicholas

 

Also wife of William Hiet

 

Also Mother of Richard Hiet, John Hiet and Mary Webb

 

We do not know the identity of Margaret but we know that she married William Hiet or Hyett of Hill and that they had at least three children, namely, Richard, John and Mary, who later married Nicholas Webb of Wotton-under-Edge.

William Hiet, yeoman of Hill, made his will in 1722 and he mentions ‘Margaret my now wife’   William was buried at Hill during May 1622

 

William Trotman II married Margaret Hyett in Hill on 18th December 1623 and they were still married at the time that he made his will on 7th September 1634.

Bigland – Hill on flat stones:

‘Here resteth the body of Margaret Trotman, wife of William Trotman, who deceased the 9th day of October 1648.’

On the day of her death, Margaret Trotman made her will.

Legacies:

 

Nicholas Trotman, my son, ten pounds and a Holland handkerchief

Richard Hiet, my son, twelve pounds and to each child twelve pounds apiece. To Margaret, his daughter, besides twelve pounds a smock, one Holland apron and a handkerchief. To Mary, my son Richard’s wife, one Holland …

Nicholas Webb of Wotton-under-Edge my son-in-law twelve pounds and to each child twelve pounds a piece. My daughter Mary, wife of the said Nicholas I give a Holland smock, one Holland apron and a Holland handkerchief.

John Hiet, my son, twelve pounds and to his children twelve pounds a piece. To Mary Hiet, wife of my son John, I give …. , a waistcoat and  a pair of  gloves.

John Hodges and to my daughter Katherine his wife and each of their children twelve pounds apiece.

Richard Friend, my son-in-law, and to Mary his wife and to each of his children twelve pounds apiece.

Elizabeth Thurston and her husband and to each of their children twelve pounds apiece.

I give to my son-in-law, John Trotman and his wife twelve pounds apiece.

Elizabeth Trotman, daughter of the said John Trotman five shillings.

God daughter Bridget Champneys five shillings

God daughter Margaret Hiet five shillings

Katherine Hayward

Mary Hayward

Mary Hiet daughter of Thomas Hiet of Hill

Elizabeth Hobbs, my servant

William Trotman, my son, the residue

Overseers: John Hodges and Nicholas Webb

Witnesses: Philip Davies, Nicholas Webb, Richard Hiett and John Hiett

Dated 9th October 1648


 

The children of William and Margaret Hiett were half Great X Aunts and Uncles:

 

RICHARD HIETT, Half Great X Uncle

 

Richard married Mary and had a daughter Margaret. He is mentioned in his father’s will, mother’s will and, also, in the will of his brother, Nicholas Trotman.

 

Bigland: on Flat stone in the South Aisle

 

‘In and near this Place lie the Bodies of Richard Hiett, Twice Mayor of this Town, who was buried Dec 10, A.D. 1659, Aet 57. Mary his Wife, buried Mar 28, 1689, Aetat. 79. Samuel, their Son, M.A buried March 7th A.D. 1658, aetat 23. And Jonathan, another Son, buried September 13 A.D. 1686, aetat. 39’

 

Children of Richard and Mary Hiett:

 

SAMUEL HIETT

 

Samuel the son of Richard Hiett was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 12th December 1635.

 

Oxford: Samuel Hyett, pleb. Queen’s College, Matric 2nd April 1652, B.A. 16th October 1655, M.A. from St Alban’s Hall 9th July 1658.

 

MARY HIETT

 

Mary, daughter of Richard Hiett, was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 11th March 1644.

 

SARAH HIETT

 

Sarah, daughter of Richard Hiett was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 3rd July 1647.

 

JONATHAN HIETT

 

Jonathan was buried at Wotton-under-Edge on 13th September 1686

 

MARY WEBB, Half Great X Aunt

 

Mary, daughter of William Hiett,

was baptised at Hill on 28th March 1618. She married Nicholas Webb of Wotton-under-Edge. She is mentioned in her father’s will, mother’s will and brother Nicholas’s will. Nicholas Webb’s PCC Will 24th May 1665.

 

Nicholas Webb was Mayor in 1662-3

 

Bigland Flat stone in the Chancel:

 

‘Here lyeth the Body of Christian Webb, Wife of Nicholas Webb, who died April the 27, A.D. 1658. Here lyeth the Body of Anne Webb, second Wife unto Nicholas Webb, who died September 13th, A.D. 1663. Here lyeth the Body of Mary Webb, Widow of Nicholas Webb, Clothier, who died March the 19th A.D. 1707, in the 43rd Year of her Widowhood,and 91st Year of her age.’

 

 

JOHN HIETT, Half Great X Uncle

 

Married to Mary. Lived at Dursley. Mentioned in his father’s will, mother’s will and, also, in the will of his brother, Nicholas Trotman. He made his own PCC will on 28th July 1656.

 

Mentions children: John, Joseph, Benjamin, Marie and Sarah.

 

Refers to brothers Nicholas Webb of Wotton, John Baker and Joseph Wood as overseers. Widow is the sole executrix.

 

 


 

Children of William Hyett and his first wife:

William Hyett is mentioned in his father’s will

Thomas Hyett is mentioned in his father’s will


The children of William and Margaret Trotman were Great X Aunt and Uncle:

NICHOLAS TROTMAN, Great X Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Nicholas Trotman was born in Wotton-under-Edge. He was baptised there on 25th February 1626. He became a Fishmonger and Citizen of London. He was buried at St Sepulchre’s Church, London and his will was proved on 28th September 1665. He left no surviving issue.

F.H. Trotman wrote:

 

‘William was buried at Wotton 11 September, 1634. When his son Nicholas was born is not known as his baptism does not appear in the register. We do know, however, that he later went to London where he lived until he died in 1665. His lengthy will gives us many details of his family, an abstract of which reads as follows:-

The Will of Nicholas Trotman:

 

Nicholas Trotman, citizen and fishmonger of London, 28 August, 1665. To be buried in St. Sepulchre’s London, whereof I am now a parishioner. I give to Mrs. Elizabeth Bendish, daughter of Sir Thomas Bendish, Essex, Bt., £100 to buy a ring with a posy, “A remembrance of a real friend”. To my brother John Trotman, of Wotton-under-Edge, clothier, £10, to every of his children £5 each. To my sister Mary Webb, widow, late wife of Nicholas Webb, of Wotton, Clothier, £10, and to each of her children £5. To Mary, daughter of my brother, Richard Hyett, late of Wotton, clothier, £5. To the children of my sister Ketherine Hodges, als. Newark £5. To my sister Mary Friend, wife of Richard Friend, of Dursley, £20. To my sister Elizabeth Thurston £10, her daughter, my neice Gowland £10, my nephew her husband £10 and to … Thurston, alias … eldest daughter of my sister. To my God-son, Nicholas Trotman, son of my brother William Trotman, of Nible, £200 to be laid out in lands of the yearly value of £10, he now under twenty one years of age. To Mrs. Ellinor Fust, daughter of Sir Edward Fust, Bart., of Hill, £10, “desiring her therewith to buy a ring and to wear it as a testimony of my thanks to her and that family of their kindness to me”. To my servants Ezechiel Neale and Jarvis Wilcocks, £10 a piece. To Mr. Jenkins, my buttonmaker £5 and to Mr. Hull, Mr. Greene, Mr. Wordner, Mr. Sharrock and Mr. Duplett, 40s. apiece. To the children of my brother John Hyett, of Dursley £5 apiece at twenty one years of age. To the poor of St. Sepulchre’s, London, £10 to be given to one hundred poor people at the discretion of Mr. Bell, Churchwarden and my executor on next St. Thomas’ Day. To the poor of Wotton-sub-edge “where I was born” £10 to fifty poor people on next St. Thomas’ Day, “my kindred if fit objects to receive my charity, to be preferred”. To my very loving friend, Mr. Richard Payne, citizen and clothworker, £10 to buy him a ring “as a grateful acknowledgement to him for the trouble I have put him to by these presents”. To Mr. Bell, our vicar, if he shall preach, 50s. Unto my brother stewards of the Gloucestershire feast, my proportion of the expenses thereof, if they make the said feast, all except £5 which I have already paid Mr. Cooper, as I have his name, our present treasurer. To the parishioners of St. Sepulchre’s 40s., if they proceed to build the watch-house intended for the constable and watch of the said parish. Mt Executors to pay all moneys I have in hand collected to my partner Staples, within one week of my decease. Residue to my brother, William Trotman, of Nible, clothier. Executors, my brother William Trotman and loving friend Mr. Richard Payne. To be buried without funeral pomp or blacks for mourning; persons to be named to be at my funeral, to each of them a ring of 10s. and a sprig of rosemary.

Proved P.C.C. 105 Hyde, 28 September 1665.

F.H. Trotman continues:

‘The fact that this will was dated 28 August 1665 and was proved just one month later suggests that it was made a few days before his death. As the Great Plague of London was raging at this time, he was probably one of its victims. No mention is made of a wife or children and whether he did marry is not known but in all probability his “brother John Hyett” was his deceased wife’s brother. If there were any children they must have predeceased him without issue. He appears to have become prosperous and accustomed to moving in good society and to have loved his relations and friends, to have been of a sentimental nature and to have been interested in the Church and good works. The Gloucestershire feast, may, perhaps, have been an annual reunion dinner for Gloucestershire men living in London, of whom there were many at this time, and his saying “if they make the said feast” may have been occasioned by the disruption of life caused by the plague.’

SUSANNA TROTMAN, Infant Great X Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Susanna Trotman was baptised at Wotton on 17th July 1629 and she was buried there on 6th August 1633.

 

 


 

WILLIAM TROTMAN IV, Great IX Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of William Trotman III and Margaret (Hiet) 

(?) Husband of Joan Leigh

Father of Nicholas Trotman

 

Also Father of Anis, Elizabeth, Katerin, William, Margaret John and Richard

William Trotman IV was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 21st November 1624. He was the son of William Trotman III and his wife Margaret. His father was a Clothier of Wotton.

William Trotman IV had at least seven children who were baptised between 1654 and 1666. The eldest two were christened at Wotton and the others, after 1657/8, at North Nibley.

William Trotman IV was an Executor and beneficiary of his brother, Nicholas Trotman’s will of 1665. He was also a Clothier of North Nibley.

A William Trotman of Wotton-under-Edge married a Joane Leigh at All Saints’ Bristol on 27th May 1656 but this is rather late for the baptism of William’s first child in 1654! Interestingly, a Katherine Leigh married Robert Winstone of Wotton-under-Edge.

William Trotman IV did not leave a will.

A Joane Trotman, widow, was buried at North Nibley on 20th January 1691.

F.H. Trotman wrote:

 

‘William and Margaret’s second son named William was baptized 21 November, 1624 and about the year 1657 moved to North Nibley, being described in his brother Nicholas’ will as a clothier. He had seven children, the first four being daughters, followed by three sons William, Nicholas and John. The eldest, William, married Mary Pick by whom he had a son Richard and a daughter Jane but what became of them is not known. Nicholas also became a clothier…’

                     

We must now return to William’s youngest son John who was baptized 13 October, 1666. His wife’s name was Margaret by whom he had four daughters and two sons. The elder son, John, died in infancy but what became of the younger son William is not known.’


 

Their children were Great IX Aunts and Uncles of Richard Barton:

 

ANIS TROTMAN, Great IX Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Anis Trotman was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge in 1654.

 

 

ELIZABETH TROTMAN, Great IX Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Elizabeth Trotman was buried at Wotton-under-Edge on 17th August 1656.

 

 

 

KATERIN EVANS, Great IX Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Katerin Trotman was baptised at North Nibley on 24th March 1657/8. She married William Evans on 21st May 1689.

 

 

MARGARET TROTMAN, Great IX Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Margaret Trotman was baptised at North Nibley on 12th August 1659.

 

 

WILLIAM TROTMAN, Great IX Uncle of Richard Barton

 

William Trotman was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 22nd June 1661. He married Mary Pick at North Nibley on 20th May 1688 and they had children. William Trotman was described as ‘of North Nibley’.

 

His wife, Mary, may have been buried at North Nibley on 2nd May 1719 but this may refer to her husband’s widow.

 

 

 

 

JOHN TROTMAN, Great IX Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Trotman was baptised at North Nibley on 13th October 1666. He married Margaret. Margaret Trotman was buried at North Nibley on 12th May 1706 and her husband, John, was buried at North Nibley on 13th November 1724.

 

 

 

RICHARD TROTMAN, Great IX Uncle

 

Richard Trotman was baptised on 3rd May 1669 at North Nibley

 

 


WILLIAM TROTMAN V, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Nicholas Trotman and Arabella

Husband of Mary James

Father of Mary Perrett

 

William Trotman V was baptised at North Nibley on 29th March 1687.He was the son of Nicholas and Arabella Trotman. His father was a Clothier of Bearnstream, North Nibley. William Trotman V married Mary James at North Nibley on 1st April 1711. William Trotman V was described as ‘Junior of North Nibley, Clothworker’. William and Mary had a daughter, Mary, who was baptised at North Nibley in 1711/12.

William Trotman V was buried at North Nibley on 19th June 1716, aged twenty-nine-years, and his will was proved on 15th October 1717. He left his widow and five-year-old daughter.

F.H. Trotman writes:

 

‘The eldest son William married Mary James by whom he had a daughter Mary. He died soon afterwards the following being an abstract of his will:-

The Will of William Trotman:

 

William Trotman, Junr., of North Nibley, clothworker, 10 June, 1716. To be buried there. My daughter Mary Trotman. My wife Mary Trotman to be co-executrix. My father Nicholas Trotman, of North Nibley to be overseer.

Proved at Gloucester 15 October 1717.’


 

 MARY TROTMAN, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of George James and Mary (nee Dorney)

Wife of William Trotman V

Mother of Mary Perrett

 

Mary, daughter of George and Mary James was baptised at North Nibley on 20th July 1687.

George James and Mary Dorney married at North Nibley on 10th November 1685. George Son of George and Mary James was baptised at North Nibley on 26th November 1691.

George James, widower, was buried on 4th January 1700 and Mary James, widow, on 20th September 1702.

George James, son of George, was buried on 5th October 1714 at North Nibley.

Mary James married William Trotman V, a son of Nicholas Trotman  of Bearnstream, at North Nibley on 1st April 1711. William Trotman V was described as ‘Junior of North Nibley, Clothworker’. William and Mary had a daughter, Mary, who was baptised at North Nibley on 24th February 1711/12.

William Trotman V was buried at North Nibley on 19th June 1716, aged twenty-nine-years, and his will was proved on 15th October 1717. He left his widow and five-year-old daughter.

Her burial may have taken place on 20th May 1719 (elsewhere 2nd May)  – ‘The wife of William Trotman’. However, she may have married Isaac Gypper at North Nibley on 2nd October 1725.

F.H. Trotman writes:

 

‘The eldest son William married Mary James by whom he had a daughter Mary. He died soon afterwards.’


Their daughter was a Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton:

 

MARY PERRETT, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of William Trotman V and Mary James

Wife of Peter Perrett

Mother of William Perrett I

 

Also Mother of Mary, John and George

 

Mary Trotman was baptised 24th February 1711/2 and was the only surviving child of William Trotman V and his wife, Mary (James) who married at North Nibley on 1st April 1711.  William Trotman V, her father, was a Clothworker of North Nibley. He was the son of Nicolas Trotman, a Clothier of Bearnstream, North Nibley, who was also described, as a stockman according to his will[1].

Mary Trotman married Peter Perrett at North Nibley on 8th October 1730. Peter and Mary Perrett had four children who were baptised between 1731 and 1737. The youngest, George, died in June 1739, aged two years. A daughter, Mary Perrett died in 1761, aged twenty-eight years.

Peter Perrett died on 22nd February 1740, aged thirty years, leaving Mary a widow with three young children. On 9th July 1740 John Perrott (Father), Yeoman of North Nibley, John Perrott (Eldest Brother), Yeoman of Hill and John Doe were jointly bound in five hundred pounds to administer the effects of Peter Perrott, Yeoman, late of North Nibley.

John Perrott is described as grandfather and guardian at law of William Perrott, a minor, son of Peter. The administration is signed by both of them – one signs as Perratt and one as Perrett. The Surrogate completes with all names as Perrott!

Doreen Myercough has Mary Perrett’s date of burial as 22nd March 1737/8.

 


 

 

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