The following table is a compilation of persons recorded by and the International Genealogical Index as being born, christened, married, died or buried prior to 1538, the date when parish registers were first required to be kept by law. We are grateful to both organsiations for permission to reproduce these entries. The IGI source is reprinted by kind permission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Copyright (c) 1999 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

The information comes with a large health warning. Both organisations have numerous errors in their databases, particularly for the period AD 1,000-1500. The repeated entries are full of mistakes but they do contain some truths as to the family names living in Henham during the period following the Conquest of 1066 until 1538. Only the wealthy could afford to pay for a church service so very few villagers are mentioned.

Alice about 1535 Henham about 1557 St Peter West Cheap, London 9 Oct 1607 London spouse: Isaac SHETTERDEN; children: Judith SHETTERDEN, Daniel SHETTERDEN
Martha 1505 1526 m. John V Woodcock Death 9 Oct 1607, burial in St Mary, Rotherhithe, Surrey
Rohese 1201 abt. 1220 of Henham, Essex m. Robert Fitzwalter (1198-9 Dec 1235)   child: Walter FitzRobert (1224 - before 10th Apr 1258)
Barthrop John 1539 Henham about 1538 Henham   spouse: Mrs. John Barthrop; child: John Barthrop
Boughton / Broughton Isabella


1518 m. High Cross, London. John V Pennington Death 27 Nov 1542 in Cumbia  
Burgh Devorguille De about 1258 at Henham (?), Essex m. Robert, Lord Fitzwalter about 1274 at Henham (?) died 1284 parents: John De Burgh, (Baron Lanvallei of Walkern) & Cecilia De Baliol
Burgh Eleanor De 1248 Henham, Essex m. 1264 to Thomas Multon   parents: Richard De Burgh b. 1223 at Henham , Essex; child: Joan Multon
Burgh Margery De b. 1251 at Henham, Essex     John De Burgh & Cecelia De Baliol
Burgh Richard De b. 1223 at Henham, Essex      
Caldebeck Henry 1412 Henham, Essex m. Cecily Hinkley 1445 child: Thomasine Caldebeck (1430-1500)
Caldebeck Thomasine 1430 Henham, Essex 12 Jul 1454 m. Turner (1440 - 1465) in Suffolk 1500 Bayford, Herts. child: John Turner (1465-1494)
Chideock Elizabeth about 1404 Henham, Essex m. about 1428 at Henham, Essex to Walter Fitz Walter d. 1464 parents: Sir John Chideock, Alianore Fitz Warin
child: Elizabeth of Dinham Fitz Walter
Daye William


1561  m. Clemence Daye  at Henham Death 25 May 1574  
De Vere 3rd Alberic Aubrey 1120 Henham, Essex son of Lord Robert Radcliff, 1st Baron Henham Fitzwalter & Adeliza Alice De Clare (born 1077 Tonbridge, Kent; died 1st Nov 1163 St Osyths Priory, Essex) 26th Dec. 1194 Halstead, Essex  
Engayne de Laxton Joan 1277 Henham, Essex 1290 m. Walter FitzRobert at Woodham Walter, Essex   child: Robert FitzWalter
Ferrers Alianore (Eleanor) 1273 Southoe, Leics. 1289 m. 1st Robert Fitz Walter, 1st Baron Fitz Walter
about 1307 ? m. 2nd. Ralph de Gorges
d. 1300 ? at Henham, Essex parents: Robert de Ferrers, Earl of Derby & Eleanor de Bohun (dau. of Humphrey VIII de Bohn, Earl Of Hereford & Elizabeth Plantagenet, Princess of England); children: Robert Fitz Walter, 1st Baron Fitz Walter and Ralph de Gorges
Filip Elizabeth about 1518 Henham 1539 Henham   spouse: John Smith
Fitzwalter Elizabeth

28 JUL 1430

1444  Age: 14 m. John Radcliffe 1426 – 1461 of Woodhouse, Walter, Essex; 1469 15 Mar m. John Dinham 1434 – 1501 of Woodhouse Walter, Essex   Dau of Walter Fitzwauter 1400 – 1431 & Elizabeth Chidiock 1404 – 1464
Fitzwalter Ida about 1290 m. Hugh De Neville 7th Nov. 1361  
Fitzwalter John about 1315 henham abt. 1344 m. at Warkworth, Northumberland to Eleanor (Alianore) de Percy 10th Oct 1361 parents: Robert Fitz Walter, Baron of Little Dunmow & Joan de Multon
Fitzwalter Robert,  III FitzWalter of Dunmow, 1st Lord of Essex


m. 10th May 1289 - King's Chapel, Westminster Abbey to Alianore de Ferrers; m. 1289  Devorguilla de Burgh, m.  10 May 1308 Alice de Montfort Death:  18 Jan 1326 parents: Sir Walter fitz Robert (Lord Baynard) & Ida Longespée
Fitzwalter Walter 5 Sep 1368 at Henham, Essex m. Joan Devereux; children: Humphrey Fitzwalter, Sir Walter Fitzwalter, Lord Fitzwalter 16 May 1407 Venice parents: Walter fitzWalter & Philippe de Mohun. 4th Lord Fitzwalter. Summoned to Parliament. Jun 1386 - he or his father ? Joined unsuccessful expedition of Duke of Lancaster to Spain. Passing at sea between Rome & Naples, captured by Saracens. Taken prisoner to Tunis, Tunisia, Africa. Ransomed by some Genoese merchants
Fitzwalter Walter 31 May 1345 at Henham m. 23 Jun 1362 to Alianore de Dagworth at Vachery, Cranley, Surrey 26 Sep 1386 at Oronse, Galicia parents: John fitzWalter & Eleanor Percy
child: Walter FitzWalter
Fitzwalter Walter about 1400 at Henham, Essex but chr. 22nd Jun 1400/01 at Woodham Walter, Essex about 1428 m. Elizabeth Chideock at Henham, Essex 25 Nov 1431 at Dunmow Priory child: Elizabeth FitzWalter of Dinham
FitzWalter Christina 1275 at Henham Spouse:  William Marshall Death:  6 Dec 1315 - Hockering, Norfolk,  
Hinkley Cecily 1412 in Henham, Essex m. Henry Caldebeck 12th Jul 1454 Henham child: Thomasine Caldebeck (1430-1500)
Huddlestone Mary 1466 Henham, Essex 1484 m. John Pennington    
Jacob Agnes about 1518 Henham 1539 Henham   spouse: John Sewell
Kirby Mrs. Mary 1501 Henham 1520   spouse: Richard Kirby; children: Mary Kirby, Thomas Kirby
Kirby Richard 1499 Henham 1520 Henham 14 Apr 1590 spouse: Mrs. Mary Kirby; children: Mary Kirby, Thomas Kirby
Kirby Richard


Marshall Hawise 1297 at Henham, Essex m. Robert de Morley   parents: John Marshall & Christina Fitzwalter; child: William de Morley
Marshall John 1271 at Henham, Essex m. Christina Fitzwalter   child: Hawise Marshall
Massy William 1410, Tatton, Derbys. about 1425 m. Elizabeth Chidiock at Henham, Essex 1467 children: Geffrey Massy, Thomas Massy
Measant Thomas


1553 24 Aug m. Joane Johnstone at Henham 28 Jun 1585 in Henham  
Meynell Hugh De 1309 at Henham, Essex m. 1331 to Joan Warde (b. 1311)    
Mohun Philippe De 1364 at Henham, Essex ? m. before 27th June 1385 to Walter Fitzwalter, Baron Fitzwalter    
Moore Thomas William 1575 Thomas More & Martha Brooks    
Multon Joan de 1264 at Henham, Essex; chr. 1304 Cumberland. m. Sir John Pennington 16 Jun 1363 parents: Thomas Multon & Eleanor De Burgh
Multon Thomas 1246 at Henham, Essex m. Eleanor De Burgh   child: Joan de Multon
Neville Hugh De 23rd Aug 1276 at Hallingbury, Essex m. 1st about 1290 at Brandeston, Suffolk. m. 2nd about 1309 at Henham, Essex to Ida Fitzwalter died before 27th May 1335 parents: John & Margaret De Neville; children: Hugh De Neville, Edmund De Neville
Peeche Katherine 1349 Gt. Thurlow, Suffolk m. 1369 at Lackford, Suffolk to Sir John Aspale
m. Thomas Notbeam
1406 Pledgdon, Henham, Essex parents: Gilbert Pecche & Joan Wateville; child: Meribel Aspale
child: Margaret Notbeam
Pennington   about 1489 Henham 1518 Henham before 1557 Henham children: Richard Pennington, Thomas Pennington 
Pennington John b. 1464 at Pennington, Lancs. m. 1484 Mary Huddlestone 28th June 1516 at Henham, Essex parents: John Pennington Sir, Isabel Broughton; child: John Pennington
Pennington John V. 1489 Henham about 1518 Henham 1557 Henham parents: John Pennington, Mary Huddleston; spouse: Mrs.  Pennington  children: William Pennington, Richard  Pennington: Thomas Pennington
Pennington John V. 1485 Henham about 1520 Henham 1557 Henham parents: John Pennington, Mary Huddleston; spouse: Mrs Pennington
Pennington Mrs about 1495 about 1518 Henham   spouse: Mr Pennington; children: Thomas Pennington, Richard Pennington
Pennington Mrs. 1485 Henham about 1518 Henham   spouse: John V.  Pennington;  children: William  Pennington, Richard  Pennington 
Pennington Richard 1489 Henham about 1518 Henham beforeore 1557 spouse: William Mrs. Pennington
Pennington Richard about 1489 Henham about 1522 Henham before 1557 child: Thomas Pennington
Pennington Richard 1540 Henham 29 Jun 1576 St Peter Le Poor, London between 1590 and 1632 parents: Robert  Pennington, Anne
spouse: Isabel Bremar; child: John  Pennington 
Pennington Richard  about 1519 Henham   after 1592  
Pennington Robert 1525 Henham   20 Aug 1557 parents: John V  Pennington, Wife Father  Pennington 
Pennington Robert about 1528 Henham about 26 Aug 1557 Plegeden, Henham, Essex 28 Aug 1557 Henham parents: Thomas aka Paul  Pennington  spouse: Ann child: Robert Pennington 
Pennington Robert 1517 Plegeden, Henham spouse: Anne 28 Aug 1557 Henham child: Robert PENNINGTON
Pennington Thomas about 1524 Henham about 1560/1565; Apr 1579 of Tottenham about Sep 1594 Tottenham High Cross parents: Thomas aka Paul  Pennington 
spouse: Margaret Foster; Alice Kinge
Pennington Thomas aka Paul about 1500 of Tottenham  High Cross about 1521 Henham burial Henham 28 Aug 1557 children: Richard  Pennington, Thomas (gent)  Pennington Jr.
Pennington William about 1523 Henham about 1551 Henham   spouse: Alice Woodcock; parents: Thomas aka Paul  Pennington 
Pennington William about:1523 Henham estimated between: 1555 -1589 estimated between: 1569/00/00 -1615 parents: Pennington  spouse: Alice Woodcock
children: Jacob  Pennington, Arthur  Pennington 
Pennington William 1523 Henham about 1554 St. Peter, West Cheap, London 11 Nov 1592 St Benets Grace, London parents: Sir John  Pennington, Isabel Broughton spouse: Alice Woodcock children: Robert  Pennington , Jacob  Pennington,  Arthur Pennington, daughter Pennington child: Judith Shetterton
Pennington William about 1523 Henham about 1549 or about 1550 London about. 1592 11 Nov 1592 spouse: Alice Woodcock
children: Robert  Pennington , Jacob  Pennington 
Pennington William Mrs about 1494 Henham about 1518 Henham   spouse: Richard Pennington
PENNINGTON William about 1523 Henham   9 Oct 1607 St Benets Grace St, London spouse: Alice Woodcock; child: Robert Pennington
PENNINGTON William about 1523 Henham 1552 St. Peter, West Cheap, London 11 Nov 1592 St Benets Grace, London spouse: Alice Woodcock; children: Robert Pennington, Arthur Pennington, Miss Pennington,Thomas Pennington, Jacob Pennington
Percy Eleanor de 1325 Alnwick , N'land m. 1344 Baron John FitzWalter d. 1368 at Henham, Essex Henry De Percy V; Lord of Percy, Idoine (Idonea) De Clifford; children: Walter FitzWalter Baron, Alice FitzWalter
Radcliffe John 1423 at Attleborough, Norfolk before 1444 at Henham, Essex to Elizabeth Fitz Walter 1461/1462 at Ferrybridge, Yorks parents: John Radcliffe & Katherine Burnell; children: John Radcliffe, Robert Radcliffe
Radcliffe, Baron Fitzwalter John about 1426 in Chadbone, Lancs. abt 1444 at Woodhouse, Essex to Elizabeth Fitzwalter, Baroness Dinham 6th April at Henham, Essex  
Rons Thomas     death: about 1500 in Henham, Essex  
Sewelle John about 1514 Henham 01 May 1539 Henham   spouse: Agnes Jacobe
Shetterdon Mrs. Alice about 1527 Henham about 1545 9 Oct 1607 spouse: Isaac Robert Pennington; child: Sir Isaac  Pennington 
Smyth/Smith John about 1514 Henham 14 Oct 1539 Henham   spouse: Elizabeth Phillipe
Trafford Margaret 1430 28 Jul 1534 m. William Radcliffe 1502 – 1568 Manchester Died 1485 22 Aug aged 55 at Woodhouse, Walter, Essex  
Vere Aubrey De about 1340 at Baldlesmere, Kent m. Alice Fizwalter at Henham, Essex 23rd April 1400 parents: John De Vere, Maud De Badlesmere
Vere Robert De 1230 at Henham, Essex m. Alice Sandford (b. 1231 - d. 7th Sept. 1317) 7th Sept. 1296 parents: Hugh De Vere & Hawise De Quincy; children: Joan De Vere, Robert De Vere, Alphonzo Devere
Ward, Baron Warde Robert De La about 1288 m. 1305 at Henham, Essex to Ida Fitzwalter   child: Joan de la Warde
Whetehill Adrian about 1435 in Henham, Essex spouse: Margaret born c. 1453, died c. 1534; 2nd spose: Margaret Worsley m.1460, she died 1515 1503  
Woodcock Alice 1527 Henham about 1645 Henham   spouse: William  Pennington; child: Robert  Pennington 
Woodcock Alice 1527 Henham m. 1st: 1552 to William Pennington m. 2nd: 1554 West London to Isaac Shetterden 9 Oct 1607 London, buried in St Benets Grace, London parents: John or Robert Woodcock children: Pennington , Robert ,
children: Judith Shetterton
Woodcock Jno 1529 Henham   9 Oct 1607 churchyard of Gracechurch St., London,  
Woodcock John 1501 Henham   Death:  3rd Jan 1561 child: Alice Woodcock
Woodcock Mr. about 1501 Henham about 1525 Henham    
Woodcock Mrs about 1501 Henham about 1526 Henham   spouse: Mr. Woodcock; children: Alice Woodcock, Jno Woodcock
Woodcock Mrs. about 1506 Henham about 1525   spouse: Mr. Woodcock
Woodcock Robert 1501 Henham   Death 1607,  9 Oct burial St. Benet's Grace, London children: Jno Woodcock, Alice Woodcock

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