Harriet Gawsell

     Harriet Gawsell married James Cocksedge on 18 February 1834 in Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England.

Jane Gawthorp

     Jane Gawthorp married William Gascoigne.

Beatrice Gay

(1871 - 1898)
     Beatrice Gay was born in 1871 in Alberton, Victoria. She was the daughter of Matthew Gay & Catherine Osborne.
     Beatrice Gay married John William Coulthard, son of Unknown Coulthard, in 1894 in Yarram, Victoria.
     Beatrice died in 1898 in Yarram, Victoria.

Catherine Thirza Gay

(1875 - )
     Catherine Thirza Gay was born in 1875 in Yarram, Victoria, Australia.
     Catherine Thirza Gay married David Turnbull MacKenzie, son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson, on 12 June 1897 in Holt's Matrimonial Agency, Melbourne, Victoria. His father's will made it clear that she or her children were not to inherit any McKenzie estate.. Catherine was granted a divorce from David Turnbull MacKenzie between 14 Feb- May 1908 in Victoria. David Turnbull McKenzie, Petitioner, against, Catherine Thirza McKenzie, respondent.
I David Turnbull McKenzie of Won Wron in the State of Victoria, Dairy Farmer, make oath and say as follows :-
1. That I am the above-named petitioner.
2. That I was on the 12th day of June 1897 lawfully married to the above-named Respondent CATHERINE THIRZA McKENZIE (then Catherine Thirza Gay) at Holts Matrimonial Agency, Queen Street, Melbourne in the State of Victoria by the Rev. Samuel Alexander Hamilton.
3. That I was born at Port Albert in the said State on the 29th day of September 1872 and am now of the age of thirty-five years and am now and have been for two years and upwards domiciled in the State of Victoria.
4. The said Respondent as I verily believe was born at North Devon in the said State and to the best of my knowledge information and belief is now of the age of thirty-two years and is now and has been for two years and upwards domiciled in the State of Victoria and except as aforesaid I am unable to swear from information belief or otherwise.
5. My condition of life before my said marriage was that of a bachelor and a farmer and farm labourer and my means of livelihood both before and after marriage were derived from my earnings as a farmer and farm labourer. The condition of life of the Respondent before marriage was that of a spinster employed at Moonee Ponds in the said State as a domestic servant and her means of livelihood before marriage were derived from her earnings as such and since the said marriage to the best of my knowledge information and belief her means of livelihood were derived from payments made by me and my father and from earnings as a domestic servant and waitress.
6. THAT there has been issue of the marriage, one child Daisy Victoria McKenzie who was born at the Women's Hospital Melbourne on the 21st day of July 1897 as I was informed by the said Respondent and verily believe.
7. Immediately after the said marriage I went to New South Wales without cohabiting with the Respondent and remained there at work at various places for about twelve months when I returned to my parents home at Won Wron aforesaid where I continued to reside and work until the month of July 1899. At intervals during the above period I sent part of my earnings to the Respondent but did not cohabit with her at all during such period.
8. In the month of July 1899 I met with a severe accident being picked up on the road in Yarram Yarram in the State aforesaid where my horse had fallen with me and to all appearances kicked my head in getting up - I lay for four weeks in Yarram Yarram aforesaid and was them taken to Melbourne hospital where the operation of trephining was performed by Dr. Fred Bird and I was able to return to my parents home in the month of October 1899 but was utterly unable to work or earn my living in any manner.
9. On the 30th day of November 1899 the Respondent proceeded against me in the Court of Petty Sessions at Carlton for the maintenance of herself and our child and the case was adjourned from time to time - chiefly in order to give me time to become well and able to earn my living and finally on the 12th day of June 1900 the case was withdrawn by the Respondents solicitor.
10. THAT whilst the said case was on during the months of January and March in 1900 I cohabited twice with the Respondent in Melbourne aforesaid during two of my visits to defend such case and after such month of March cohabitation finally ceased between us.
11. Immediately after the said case had been withdrawn, my father in order that I might have an opportunity of becoming well and strong, agreed to pay the Respondent through her solicitor the sum of ten shillings weekly or twelve months from the said month of June 1900 and such weekly sum was, I am informed and verily believe, duly paid up to the month of February 1901.
12. In the said month of February 1901 I, having become well, enlisted in the Scotch Horse to serve in South Africa and whilst in camp near Melbourne awaiting to embark, I was arrested on the complaint of the said Respondent for desertion and confined in the Melbourne Gaol for a short time and was only released when my father agreed to pay to the Respondent through her said solicitor the weekly sum of ten shillings for three years, terminating on the 15th day of February 1904 - and I am informed and verily believe that such payments were regularly made up to the said last mentioned date.
13. That early in the year 1903 the said Respondent came to Won Wron aforesaid to consult me about the adoption of the said child and I then asked her to come back and live with me informing her that I would provide a home for her when she refused and returned to Melbourne. A few weeks later I wrote to the Respondent again offering to provide a home for her and the child and received a reply a few days later in the Respondents own handwriting refusing my offer and saying she could never live with me. I again wrote about a week later making the same offer and urging the said Respondent to accept it and come live with me but did not receive any reply - thereto I am able to fix the date as in the year 1903 as it was some months before the last payment as aforesaid fell due in the month of February 1904.
14. In the year 1906 the Respondent again wrote to me and I proceeded to Melbourne to see her and again requested her to come and live with me and stated to her that as under an arrangement with my father I was now using part of his property and residing in the house built thereon and if she would come to me we could get along well and let all bygones be bygones but the Respondent again distinctly refused my said offer and took me to her Solicitor who examined me closely (and as I thought impertinently) as to my means and ability to carry out my desire.
15. In the month of May 1907 the respondent again came to see me and asked me to pay her something to keep the child and I replied "I will take you and the child if you will come" to which she answered "I will never live with you, I only want money to keep the child" and I said, "I will take the child and see that she is brought up properly". The Respondent did not reply but after striking me, ran away. I met her several times after, each time making the same offer which she invariably refused and asked for money for the child and finally informed me that she would ruin me and returned to Melbourne where she is employed at the United Service Club Hotel in Collins Street.
16. That on the 2nd day of July last, the Respondent issued a summons against me under the Marriage Act 1890 for the maintenance of the said child which said Summons was by consent of the parties struck out on the 31st July last on my promising to pay to the Respondent for the maintenance and support of the said child the sum of twelve shillings and sixpence a week during the months of October, November, December, January, February and March and the sum of ten shillings a week during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September in each and every year until such child should attain the age of sixteen years, such payments to be payable every four weeks in advance, the first to be made on the 24th day of July last, and on the 13th day of September 1907 I executed an agreement with the Respondent binding myself to carry out the aforesaid arrangement - and allowing her the sole custody and control of the said child and have since the said 24th day of July last, duly paid the monthly payments to the Respondent in pursuance of the said agreement.
17. That I have instituted these proceedings without any unnecessary delay.
18. That the above-named Respondent, Catherine Thirza McKenzie, has without just cause or excuse wilfully deserted me this deponent and without any such cause or excuse left me so continuously so deserted during three years and upwards namely from the month of February 1904 to the time of making this affidavit.
19. Save as aforesaid there have been no separation or separations and no deed or separation has ever been executed between me and the Respondent.
20. That I distinctly and unequivocally deny all collusion or connivance past or present directly or indirectly with the Respondent or with any person liable to be made Respondent.
Sworn at Yarram Yarram in the State of Victoria this 25th day of October 1907 before me, F F Hall. A Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria for taking Affidavits.
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Child of Catherine Thirza Gay and David Turnbull MacKenzie

Maria Jane Gay

(circa 1854 - 1882)
     Maria Jane Gay was born circa 1854.
     Maria Jane Gay married James Emerson Coulthard in 1873 in Victoria, Australia.
     Maria died in 1882 in Yarram, Victoria, Australia.

Children of Maria Jane Gay and James Emerson Coulthard

Eleanor Gaye

     Eleanor Gaye married Robert Ruby on 15 July 1566 in South Huish, Devon.

John Gayson

     John Gayson married Elizabeth Hales, daughter of Sir James Hales K.B. and Mary Hales, circa 1526.

Thomas Gaze

     Thomas Gaze married Grace Bland, daughter of Raffe Bland (of Lowestoft) and Joan or Jone Unknown, on 5 July 1596 in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

David Campbell Cryer Gebbie

(1866 - 1944)
     David Campbell Cryer Gebbie was born in 1866 in New Zealand. He was the son of John Gebbie and Ellen Cryer.
     David Campbell Cryer Gebbie married Violet Bowker, daughter of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley, in 1923 in New Zealand.
     David died in 1944 in New Zealand.

Donald Lancelot Gebbie

(1884 - 1954)
     Donald Lancelot Gebbie was born in 1884 in New Zealand. He was the son of John Gebbie and Ellen Cryer.
     Donald Lancelot Gebbie married Edith Gertrude Bowker, daughter of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley, in 1908 in St Luke's, Christchurch, New Zealand.
     Donald died in 1954 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Children of Donald Lancelot Gebbie and Edith Gertrude Bowker

Ethel Mary Gebbie

(9 December 1910 - 1991)
     Ethel Mary Gebbie married Aubrey Pollock.
     Ethel Mary Gebbie married Basil Ames Gammon as her second husband.. Ethel Mary Gebbie was born on 9 December 1910 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Donald Lancelot Gebbie and Edith Gertrude Bowker.
     Ethel died in 1991 in New Zealand.

Gerald Bowker Gebbie

(23 January 1918 - 1992)
     Gerald Bowker Gebbie was born on 23 January 1918 in New Zealand. He was the son of Donald Lancelot Gebbie and Edith Gertrude Bowker.
     Gerald died in 1992 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
     His will was proved in 1992 at Christchurch.

Child of Gerald Bowker Gebbie

Ian Donald Gebbie

(22 February 1909 - 28 May 1987)
     Ian Donald Gebbie was born on 22 February 1909 in New Zealand. He was the son of Donald Lancelot Gebbie and Edith Gertrude Bowker. Ian was a surgeon.
     Ian Donald Gebbie married Honor Carswell in June 1936 in the Presbyterian church, Ipoh, Malaya.
     Ian died on 28 May 1987 in Cromwell Hospital, Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand, aged 78.
     His will was proved in 1987 at Dunedin.

Jean Gebbie

(14 February 1913 - after 23 June 1963)
     Jean Gebbie was born on 14 February 1913 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Donald Lancelot Gebbie and Edith Gertrude Bowker.
     Jean Gebbie married Francis Cleve Overbury Cox on 7 August 1935 in St Barnabus, Fendalton, Canterbury, New Zealand. Ian Donald Gebbie died 28 May 1987 Cromwell Hospital South Island NZ. Married (1) Honor Carswell June 1936 Presbyterian Church Ipoh Malaya (2) Lorna Domithorne Millane 29 October 1971 St Marys Church Merrivale Christchurch NZ
Geral Bowker Gebbie married Daphne Rowe.
     Jean died after 23 June 1963 in New Zealand.

Child of Jean Gebbie and Francis Cleve Overbury Cox

Jerome Hunter Gebbie

(4 November 1941 - 6 October 1981)
     Jerome was a lawyer. He was born on 4 November 1941 in New Zealand. He was the son of Gerald Bowker Gebbie.
     Jerome died on 6 October 1981 in New Zealand aged 39.

John Gebbie

(1840 - 1888)
     John Gebbie was born in 1840 in Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. He was the son ofJohn Gebbie from Ayrshire (1822-1850) who settled in NZ in 1840.
     (His father) John Gebbie and Mary, his wife, came to Wellington in 1840 under engagement with William Deans, and moved down with the Deanses when they settled at Riccarton in 1843. By the time he came to Riccarton Gebbie had saved £90 from his wages, and in the summer of 1845, when his engagement expired, he and Samuel Manson, another hand who had come out with the Deanses each hired a 'bowen' of 14 cows from Deans Brothers and settled near the head of Port Cooper. They both rented land from the Maoris. The terms on which they had their cattle were 50/-a year for each cow, and all calves to be reared for the Deans brothers. Gebbie had enough savings also to buy two good cows and a mare outright, and enough money over for about a year's stores. He (and also Manson) did very well from the beginning and would have done better still if, in their first season, a large part of their produce had not gone down with Captain Sinclair in his cutter on the way to Wellington. From 13 cows in milk Gebbie had made 7001b of butter and near 24001b of cheese in the season. At that time butter sold at 1/1½ and cheese at 1/-, but butter soon rose to 1/3. In 1847 Gebbie began sheep-farming as well as dairying. On the arrival of the Canterbury settlers he bought a fifty-acre section of page 338freehold with a small pre-emptive right grazing lease attached to it.
Unfortunately Gebbie died early in 1851, aged 28 or 29, leaving a wife and six children and £1000 worth of property; but with the help and advice of John Deans Mrs Gebbie carried on the station and continued to do well. In his Letters from Canterbury Archdeacon Paul speaks of the Gebbies' 'dairy station famous for producing the best Port Cooper cheese.'
In January, 1852, Mrs Gebbie got a pasturage license for Run 12 of five thousand acres, and in 1862 another for Run 431, on the lake shore, also five thousand acres, but owing to freehold buying, the area of both together had been reduced to seven thousand seven hundred acres in 1864. In the 'seventies and 'eighties the station was carrying some 6000 sheep, and about 1890 the land was divided among the family, some of whom are living on it still. The name of the homestead is Burnt Hollow; but the station was always known as Gebbie's Run in the old days. This account of John Gebbie is taken from Canterbury Pioneers, edited by John Deans.
Copied from:
The Early Canterbury Runs: Containing the First, Second and Third (new) Series, by L. G. D. Acland. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, 1946. Part of: [EMAIL:]New Zealand Texts Collection [:EMAIL].
     John Gebbie married Ellen Cryer in 1865 in New Zealand. They had 4 sons and 5 daughters.
     John died in 1888 in New Zealand.
     He and his father ares mentioned under 'Old Colonists' in the Cyclopedia of New Zealand.
Mr John Gebbie, of Gebbie's Valley, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1822, and came out to the Colony under the New Zealand Association in 1840, in the ship “Aurora.” After passing three years in Wellington he came to Riccarton in 1843. He settled at the head of Port Cooper, (now Lyttelton), in 1845, and leased land from the natives, as he could not get possession of, or a transfer for the land, which he had bought in London. He subsequently took up the valley, which came to be known by his name, and stocked the land with dairy cattle, the produce of which was sold chiefly in Wellington. Mr Gebbie died in 1850, and the valley became the property of his second son, Mr John Gebbie, who was born at Petone, Wellington, in 1840. He greatly improved the valley as a property. While doing this he also took an active part in public affairs, and was a member of the Akaroa County Council, and the road board, a director of the Saleyards Company, and chairman of the local school committee. In 1865 he married Miss Cryer, and when he died in 1888 he left a family of four sons and five daughters
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Children of John Gebbie and Ellen Cryer

John Campbell Cryer Gebbie

(1866 - 1926)
     John Campbell Cryer Gebbie was also known as John Campbell Crier in records. He was born in 1866 in New Zealand. He was the son of John Gebbie and Ellen Cryer.
     John Campbell Cryer Gebbie married Agnes Maryann Bowker, daughter of Henry Layton Bowker and Margaret Agnes Dudley, on 1 June 1904 in Christchurch, New Zealand. They had no issue.
     John died in 1926 in Gebbie's Valley, New Zealand.

Jean Geddes

(circa 1780 - )
     Jean Geddes was born circa 1780.
     Jean Geddes married Alexander MacPherson, son of unlinked early MacPherson, before 1803.

Children of Jean Geddes and Alexander MacPherson

Walter Mallock Gee

     The marriage of Walter Mallock Gee and Elizabeth Mary Gertrude Hilton, daughter of Rev John Denne Hilton and Elizabeth Frances Steer, was registered in Uxbridge RD, Middlesex, in the September 1873 quarter. They had issue.
     Walter Mallock Gee and Elizabeth Mary Gertrude Hilton appeared on the 1881 census in the Woodlands, Frimley Rd, Frimley, Surrey. He was a wine merchant aged 36, born Maldon?, Devon; she was aged 33 born Blackdown Dorset, they had 5 children Collingwood w, aged 6, Hilton aged 4, Nora G aged 3, Bertha 2, & Herbert R H aged 2, the last three born at Frimley, the first two at Halstead, Kent. At the same address, but a separate household were Jane Gee, mother aged 81, Arthur H Molesworth, visitor, unmarried aged 20, undergraduate, born Betteshant, Kent adn 6 servants.

Alice Geere

     Alice Geere was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde.
     Alice Geere married Stephen Towner on 24 October 1626 in Ovingdean, Sussex. Stephen Towner of Kingston & Als Geer of Ovingden [1624?].

Allen Geere

( - before 26 April 1569)
     Allen Geere was the son of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).
     Allen died before 26 April 1569 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was buried on 26 April 1569 in Wivelsfield.

Ann Geere

     Ann Geere was the daughter of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).
     Ann Geere married John Howell on 15 January 1574/75 in Rottingdean, Sussex. They witnessed Diones Geere's will dated circa 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex.

Ann Geere

(26 June 1596 - )
     Ann Geere was christened on 26 June 1596 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde.

Barbara Geere

(10 January 1590 - before 12 May 1623)
     Barbara Geere was christened on 10 January 1590 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde.
     Barbara Geere married Nicholas Pancaster or Pankhurst on 24 June 1613 in Ovingdean, Sussex. 1613 Marryed Nichlas Pacaster (with mark of omission over the "a") & Barbara Geere.
For further details on this family see: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/5417/Henry.html.
     Barbara Geere made a will dated 4 May 1623. In her will, dated 4 May 1623, Barbara Panckhurst widow of Nicholas Panckhurst late of Iford deceased" asked to be buried "in the churchyard of the parish of Iford" and bequeathed to "Simon Johnson, Henry Strowd, Thomas Baker, William Mershe and William Morrice, poor men of Iford," 12d. apiece; to "the widow Collier and the widow Peckham, the widow Jeffery & the widow Peckham," 12d. apiece; to "the widow Lansing & to Tomson Colliar," 6d. apiece; to "my daughter Elizabeth," 10lb; to "my daughters Anne and Barbara," household goods; to "my maid Dennis Mersh," 20s., "providing she be willing and do go dwell as servant where my children shall be kept"; to "my servant John Peckham," 2s. 6d; residue to "my daughter Joane," she to be sole executrix; "my loving brother Dennis Geere" to be overseer[ A18:108].
On 2 October 1639, "Michael Williamson & Anne his wife make a letter of deputation & procuratorship to Anthony Stapley of Patcham in Sussex, Esq., to receive of Elizabeth Geere of Lewis [Lewes] in Sussex, widow, executrix of the last will & testament of Dennis Geere late of Saugost deceased 50lb. legacy given by him to the said Anne by the name of Anne Panckhurst"[Lechford 206].Lechford also prepared "a letter to Mrs. Geere. And a release conditional to Mr. Stapley"[Lechford 206].On 1 September 1640, "Michael Williamson of Rode Island in New England, locksmith, and Anne his wife otherwise called Anne Panckhurst releases the [said] Elizabeth Geere &c."[Lechford 302]

     Barbara died before 12 May 1623 in Suffolk.
     Her will was proved on 12 May 1623.

Catherine Geere

(before 25 August 1594 - )
     Catherine Geere was born before 25 August 1594 in Wivelsfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Richard Geere.

Charity Geere

(29 March 1681 - )
     Charity Geere was christened on 29 March 1681 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
     Charity Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated 1697.
     Charity Geere married Henry Light circa 23 September 1706 in Sussex.

Charles Geere

     Charles owned large estates including Hangleton and Balsdean Manor and was also the owner of Rottindean windmill. In his will he is described as gentleman. He left his estate to his widow Elizabeth. The Victoria County History relates how, creditors being very pressing, she was forced to sell the estates.. Charles Geere was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.

Charles Geere

(26 August 1687 - before 3 March 1739)
     Charles owned several estates including Bevendean Manor. His brothers Richard & Robert were bachelors and their property passed to him on their deaths. He married late in life and left an only daughter, aged 7 at his death. She later married the Rev Newton.. Charles Geere was christened on 26 August 1687 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
     Charles Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated 1697.
     Charles died before 3 March 1739 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was buried on 3 March 1739 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean. Capt Charles Geere.

Daughter Geere

     Daughter Geere was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.

Diones Geere

(26 August 1565 - before 21 October 1607)
     Diones Geere was christened on 26 August 1565 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was the son of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).
     Diones Geere lived at Bletchingly, Hampshire, between 1582 and 1585.
     22 Sep. 1592. He was listed in a Deposition book, f17. Dep. Dennis Geere yeoman of North Mundham. Lived N. Mundham 7 years. Before lived Bletchingly Hants 3 years. Born Wivelsfield. Age 26. Wit.sign. f17v.
     Early Sussex Charters and Documents (Volume 8, Page 15) records:
9.INDENTURE between John Brown of Chichester Cole burner and Dorothy his wife on one part and Denis Geere of Laythorn Gent on the other.
Agreement to levy a fine to use of Denis Geare concerning a freehold messuage and close of two acres in South Pallant Chichester situated between the cottage one John Dunstables and now Richard Stanney's Esq on the north and the Queen's highway leading near the South Walls of the city on the south, a croft of land of the Hospital of St Mary on the East and the Queen's highway on the West. 5th April 1599.
10.Conveyance of same for £60. 5th April 1599..
     Diones Geere made a will dated circa 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex. I Dennys of Laythorne in the parish of North Mundham in the county of Sussex being of good and perfect remembrance thanks be unto Almighty God do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Firstt I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God my Creator and to Jesus Christ my Redeemer who shed his most precious blood upon the cross for the redemption of me and all mankind trusting only by his death and passion to have free pardon and remission of all my sins.
My body I bequeath to the earth from whence it came and to be buryed in the Church of North Mundham according to the appointment of my Executor and Overseers.
And my desire is that the worshipfull and my good friend Francis Cox Doctor of Divinity to preach at my burial unto whom I give a legacy of twenty shillings.
And as touching my house curtilage and b.... and lands with the apputenament in the pallard within Chichester within the county of Sussex I do will give full power and authority unto my Executor hereunder named to alien and sell the land and house or tenement curtilage and b.... and the lands and .... aforesaid thereunto belonging containing two acres more or less within one year of my decease and the money thereof .... to be employed towards the payment of any debts legacies and funeral expenses All which debts and legacies my mind is shall be paid within one year after my decease. And if it fortune my Executor to decease within the said year above written then my Overseer (?) should sell the .... to the use and intent above expressed and declared
Item .. (long list of legacies to friends): £3 5s 8d, 20s, my yelding, 40s, 10s, chest of linen in the gallery plus £40, one hundreth ..... of lawful money (?), my cloak of ...... with velvet, 10s, 20s, 10s, 40s and 20 bushels of wheat, 10s, 40s, 10s, 10s, 5s, 40s, 5s, £5, 40s to the poor of Northmundham
Item I do give twenty shillings to be employed upon a window in the church at Mr Danyells appointment or the other Vicar that shall succeed
Item 10s to the poor of Luntton (?), £5 to Mr Boyan Lister Clerke (?) And 10s to his wife.
Item £10 to nephew John, 40 s to Joane, 40s to Jane, £3 to Elizabeth, children of my brother John.
Item I give unto each child of my sister Gurners (Turners ?) forty shillings apiece
Item I give unto my sister Anne Howell's children forty shillings a piece
Item £3 to my sister Elizabeth Gurner (Turner ?) And £3 to my sister Anne Howells.
tem I do give unto Thomas Geare the eldest son of my brother Thomas Geare's five pounds and unto every child that my brother hath forty shillings a piece and unto his wife ten shillings.
Other legacies to friends 10s, 10s, 10s, 10s, 20s, £5, £10, 40s, 20s, 40s, 20s, £3 5s 8d, 10s. [Transcript by Jeremy Geere]
     "Sidlesham Past and Present" p.141
The Anchor Inn an ancient hostelry copyhold of the Manor of Sidlesham which belonged to the Bishops of Chichester for over 900 years from time of St Wilfred until the Manor was confiscated and sold by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1598. Deeds have been seen by courtesy of Solicitors.
Aug 11th 1607 Adrian Houghton and John Thompson of West Stoke the new Lords of the Manor did demise grant and to farm unto Diones Geere one parcel of land called Long Garden containing about an acre lying in Sidlesham at Street End by the name of a cottage and Park land which cottage being ruined, there had lately been erected thereon 2 Messuages or dwelling houses which had before been in the tenure of William Laundish (who held by Copy of Court Roll according to Custom of the Manor of Sidlesham) to hold unto Diones Geere from Feast of St Michael the Archangel last for term of 1000 years at 8 pence a year. Heriot of 7d at death, quit rent of 7d to be paid. Later a fine of 5s paid at each change of Tenancy.
1660 - held by George Greene, citized and Alderman of Chichester
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     Diones died before 21 October 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex. Diones settled at North Mundham and was a bachelor. He was buried on 21 October 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex.