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Alexander Weller, clothier, son of Richard Weller and Catherine Weller [Sharpeigh]
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Date
Type
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Source
 
c 1540
Born
 
 
1558
History
Proceedings in the County of Kent, 1642-1646
 
In the reign of Queen Mary he [Alexander Weller] was prosecuted for his religion by her Attorney-General Sir John Baker of Sisinhurst (his seat) near Cranbrook, and being very much pressed by Sir John to renounce those errors (as the times then called them) of being a Protestant, he had but a short time given him to consider of it; and because he would not comply with Sir John he was obliged to abscond, and was entertained by the Lord Bergaveny at his seat at Birling near Town Malling, in Kent, and under his protection, as a private gentleman; but, during the time of his absconding, lie being one day at Gravesend, heard there the news by some persons that came to that place from London by the tide, that Queen Mary was certainly dead, and that her sister the Princess Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen: which news he received with great joy, and immediately took his horse and rode home to Cranbrook, whence he sent his servant directly to Sir John Baker to acquaint him that he was come home, and had sent him a present of a capon and caponet of which he might take his choice, which the servant carried in a two-lidded basket; the servant was ordered to set the basket down and come away directly: upon delivering his message, Sir John said, "What, is Weller come home, then? What, is his stomach come down?" but the servant being gone as he was directed, he ordered his own servant to open the basket, and take out the present of the capon and caponet, which proved to be a great halter and a little halter; upon seeing which Sir John was in great passion, and immediately ordered his horses to be got ready to go to the town, useing threatening language against the rogue Weller, as he called him, with a resolution to use the utmost revenge against him; but as soon as he got to the town he heard the bells ringing, and upon inquiring the reason, was told that Queen Mary was dead, and that her sister was proclaimed Queen, which was the occasion of the bells ringing, and so happily his revenge and wicked designs were prevented, by the determination of his commission, which ceased by the death of Queen Mary.
 
5th Nov 1565
Married
Elizabeth Dence at St Dunstan's Church in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
IGI - Family Search
 
1566
Birth of a son
Dence in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1567/68
Birth of a daughter
Agnes in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1569
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
 
 
1572
Birth of a son
Jervase in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1574
Birth of a son
Richard in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1576
Birth of a son
Stephen in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1577/78
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1579
Birth of a daughter
Catherine in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
1580
Birth of a son
Alexander in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Parish Registers
 
26th Jun 1596
Died
In the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent; senior
Cranbrook Burial Registers
Tonbridge memorial
 
Brass plate in the south porch
Here lieth buried Alexr: Weller, of Cranbrook, clothier, who married with Elizabeth Dence, daughter of Jervis Dence, and neece unto Alexr: Dence, who had issue by her six sons and five daughters, and he deceased the six and twentieth day of June, Anno [1596 and rest of the inscription is destroyed]
 
28th Jun 1596
Buried
At St Dunstan's Church in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Cranbrook Burial Registers
 
15th Jul 1596
Probate
In the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Weler, Weller, Wellor, Wellar family records
The ancestral pedigree of Alexander Weller, clothier
  
 Richard Wellerm: c 1535Catherine Sharpeigh 
 b: c 1515  b: c 1515
  
      
 Laurence Alexander John William  
 b: c 1540
d: September 1597 Cranbrook, Kent, clerk, plague
bur: 16th Sep 1597 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: c 1540
d: 26th Jun 1596 Cranbrook, Kent, senior
bur: 28th Jun 1596 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: c 1545 b: c 1545 b: c 1550 
              
Parental record
   
   
    
 Alexander Weller
clothier
m: 5th Nov 1565 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, KentElizabeth Dence 
 b: c 1540
d: 26th Jun 1596 Cranbrook, Kent, senior
bur: 28th Jun 1596 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
  b: c 1540
d: March 1607/8 Cranbrook, Kent, widow
bur: 3rd Mar 1607/8 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
  
          
Dence  John Jervase Richard Stephen Elizabeth Catherine Alexander 
b: 1566 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 15th Sep 1566 St Dunstan's Church
d: after 27th May 1619 Cranbrook, Kent
bur: 30th May 1619 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
  b: 1569 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 24th Oct 1569 St Dunstan's Church
 b: 1572 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 27th Apr 1572 St Dunstan's Church
d: August 1576 Cranbrook, Kent
bur: 19th Aug 1576 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: 1574 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 18th Apr 1574 St Dunstan's Church
d: after 18th Oct 1611 Cranbrook, Kent
bur: 21st Oct 1611 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: 1576 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 2nd Sep 1576 St Dunstan's Church
d: February 1634/35 Cranbrook, Kent
bur: 10th Feb 1634/35 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: 1577/78 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 20th Mar 1577/78 St Dunstan's Church
 b: 1579 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 11th Oct 1579 St Dunstan's Church
 b: 1580 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 20th Nov 1580 St Dunstan's Church
d: February 1611/12 Cranbrook, Kent
bur: 4th Feb 1611/12 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 
   Agnes                    
   b: 1567/68 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 4th Feb 1567/68 St Dunstan's Church
                    
                        
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