Catherine Geere

(25 August 1594 - )
     Catherine Geere was christened on 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

( - circa 1740)
     Charles Geere was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
     Charles died circa 1740. Charles owned large estates including Hangleton and Balsdean Manor and was also the owner of Rottingdean 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.
     1741 Friend v. Geere. Bill & 6 answers. Plaintiffs: Thomas Friend, mercer of Lewes, Sussex (a creditor of Charles Geere, deceased, and a creditor of Elizabeth Geere, a daughter of Thomas Geere, deceased who was nephew of said Charles Geere), Sarah Geere and Charles Geere (children of said Thomas Geere), Charles Geere an infant (son of said Charles Geere; by his said father), Charles Penfold and Mary Penfold his wife (a daughter on said Thomas Geere), William Penfold (son of said Charles Penfold and Mary Penford, an infant; by his said father), Robert Paul Freeman and Mercy Freeman his wife (daughter of said Thomas Geere) legatees of said Charles Geere.
Defendants: Elizabeth Geere, widow, Edward Wood, house carpenter of Rottingdean, Sussex, John Beard, gent, Daniel Beard, gent, John Pool and Elizabeth Pool his wife and Thomas Geere.
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     1742 Friend v. Pool. Bill only: Plaintiffs: Thomas Friend, mercer of Lewes, Sussex (a creditor of Charles Geere, deceased), Elizabeth Geere, Sarah Geere and Charles Geere (daughters and son of Thomas Geere, a nephew of said Charles Geere) and Charles Geere (son of said Charles Geere) infant (by his said father), Charles Penfold and Mary Penfold his wife (another daughter of said Thomas Geere), William Penfold (son of said Charles Penfold and Mary Penfold his wife) infant (by his said father), Robert Paul Freeman and Mercy Freeman his wife (another daughter of said Thomas Geere) (legatees of said Charles Geere). Defendants: Thomas Pool.
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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.

Diones Geere

(circa 1605 - 1637)
     Diones Geere was commonly known as Dennis. He was born circa 1605 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde.
     Diones Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated between 1620 and 1639.
     Mortgage (bargain and sale) for £102 21 Sep 1630: John Duffield of Lewes, mercer, and his son and heir William Duffield of Lewes, butcher, to Diones Geer of Ovingdean, yeoman
Two messuages, barns, stables, buildings, gardens and orchards in Lewes St Michael, occupied by John and William Duffield, Mary Everenden, widow, and John Standen
W: William Dodsonn the younger, Edward Hodson, George Seager
Endorsed this belongs to ?Blakers house
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     Diones Geere married Elizabeth Mounke on 21 December 1630 in Ovingdean, Sussex. New England marriages states that he was married c.1631 at Lynn, Mass.
     1 Nov 1633. By Pardon Tillinghurst of Ifeild, cooper, to Dennis Geere of Ovingdean, yeoman, for £250, of a messuage &c. and 12ac. in Streat, (described in part as in deeds SAS-M/1/319 and 320), also 3½ ac. called Streetlyd lately purchased by John Tillinghurst, father of the grantor, of Gregorie Pardon, grandfather of the grantor, and another piece called Bottommeade sometime Gregory Pardon's
Signature of Pardon Tillinghurst and seal. Witnesses:--Robert Moonk, Gregory Pardon
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     Lived in Ovingdean until 1635 when he emigrated to the puritan colony of Massachusetts, USA. Both he and his wife died there within a few years. He left his American estate to the puritan cause, his executors for this included John Winthrop the elder, founder of the colony, and Hugh Peter, preacher, one of the regicides who was executed after the restoration for his part in the death of Charles I. His English estate he left to his children. They probably lived with their uncle at Ovingdean.      
Diones Geere and Elizabeth Mounke emigrated from England between May 1635 and July 1635 to Massachusetts, USA, per "Abigail". 4 May-10 July 1635: Passengers to be transported [from London] to New England in the "Abigail", Mr Richard [elsewhere Robert] Hackwell ... From Isleworth: Dennis Geere, 30, his wife Elizabeth, 22, and two children, Ellizabet 3 and Sara 2 ... They were of Lynn Isleworth, Middlesex. Arrived Boston 8 Oct 1635; another transcript states they were from Falmer Sussex and bound for Lynn, Massachusetts.
xv° Junij, 1635. Theis vnder written names are to be transported to New England: imbarqued in the Abigail de Lo: Mr H. Hackwell : The p'tie having brought Certificate from the minister of Thisselworth of his conformitie to the orders and discipline of the Church of England. He hath taken the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacie.
(Thisselton may be found mentioned in the Topographies of that time, but no Thistle-worth or Thesselworth. Thisselton then, and Thistleton now, exist in Rutlandshire. But Isleworth in Middlesex was sometimes called Thistleworth.
Dennis Geere 30, Elizabeth Geere, uxor, 22; Elizabeth Geere 3, Sara Geere 2, children; Anne Pancrust 16, Eliz: Tusolie 55, Constant Wood 12
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     Diones died in 1637 in Massachusetts. Other sources state 1635. He left £300 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Children of Diones Geere and Elizabeth Mounke

Diones Geere

(16 October 1624 - )
     Diones Geere was also known as Dennis in records. He was christened on 16 October 1624 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Mary Friend.
     Diones Geere married Letitia Whittington. She was the daughter of Thomas Whittington of Beeding als Seale, Sussex, gent. Diones Geere was an executor of Thomas Geere's estate on 25 April 1650 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     Diones Geere lived at Warningcamp, near Arundel, Sussex.

Child of Diones Geere and Letitia Whittington

Diones Geere

(circa 1644 - 1698)
     Diones Geere was also known as Dennis in records. He was born circa 1644 in Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
     Diones moved to Rottingdean where he was a yeoman farmer.
     Diones Geere married Charity Beard, daughter of Richard Beard, on 20 October 1672 in Rottingdean, Sussex. Diones Geere was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 6 January 1679/80, in Rottingdean, Rottingdeane Mannor: Thomas Geere and Richard Geere surendered the premises to Nicholas Tattersall and his heirs.
Curia Baron: ... Thomas Geeer & Rici Geere ... 5th day November ... Dionis Geere ...
Nicholas Tattershall ... 1690 ... Ricus Geere et Elianora uxor ejus ipa? Elianora Sela ... Nchus Tattersall .. Rici Knight
. Diones was present at Charles Geere's christening on 26 August 1687 in Rottingdean, SSX.
     In 1692 Dennis Geere mortgaged the property described as formerly George Beards to Barbara Harison (BRD/1/8/1-3). In 1748 Thomas Geer, youngest son of Thomas Geer, deceased, was admitted to the reversion of the property (and to other copyhold property previously George Beards, Wildboars and Charles Geers) after the death of his mother Elizabeth (BRD/1/8/8-9). In 1758 Elizabeth and Thomas sold the property to John Payne of Falmer and his son (BRD/1/8/10) who in 1782 sold to Samuel Ridge of Rottingdean (BRD/1/8/12-15). On his death in 1791 it passed to his daughter Ruth (BRD/1/8/16-18) who married Thomas Beard of Rottingdean. In 1811 Thomas Beard mortgaged it to John Farncombe of Bishopstone, gent (BRD/1/10/4). Diones Geere was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 3 August 1692, in Rottingdean, SSX, Rottingdeane Mannor: Richard Geer and his wife and Nicholas Tattersall out of the entayl by recovery & declared the uses thereof to the said Nicholas and his heirs.
Manor of Rottendeane: ... Ricus Geere et Elianora uxor ejus ipa Elianore Sola ... et Nichus Tattersall ... custom tenentes ... cottagin et garden ... in Rottingdeane ... Rici Knight de Rottingdeane ... so admitted ...
Et ... Dionisius Geere in ... ... sua x Rici Knght doe ...
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     Diones Geere made a will dated 1697 in Rottingdean. Releases: Of Henry Light and Charity, his wife, Charles Geere, Dennis Geere, Mrs Charity Geere, John Ade and his wife, Mrs Persis Geere, Robert Geere, William Hylands and wife and Mrs Elizabeth Geere for legacies under the will of Dennis Geere of Rottingdean dated 1697.
     Diones died in 1698.

Children of Diones Geere and Charity Beard

Diones Geere

(14 January 1668 - )
     Diones Geere was christened on 14 January 1668 in Pyecombe, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.

Diones Geere

(20 May 1675 - )
     Diones Geere was christened on 20 May 1675 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
     Diones Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated 1697.
     A Dennis & Richard Geer were the only two qualifying to vote in the poll for the knights of the shire at Falmer in 1705. No Geers qualified at Rottingdean.

Diones Geere

(circa 1652 - )
     Diones Geere was also known as Dennis in records. He was born circa 1652. He was the son of Diones Geere and Letitia Whittington.

Edward Geere

(13 July 1562 - )
     Edward and the second John probably do not belong to this family.. Edward Geere was christened on 13 July 1562 in St Clement, Hastings, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).

Eleanor Geere

(29 September 1588 - )
     Eleanor Geere was christened on 29 September 1588 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde.
     Eleanor Geere married Derek (Dyrrycke) Carver on 13 May 1611 in Ovingdean, Sussex. A Derrick Carver was eligible to vote in the 1705 poll for the knights of the shire of Sussex for New Shoreham in 1705. He may be a descendant.

Elizabeth Geere

(circa 1680 - before 23 February 1741/42)
     Elizabeth Geere was born circa 1680 in Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Geere and Eleanor Poole.
     Elizabeth Geere married John Poole, son of John Poole and Rachel Mason, on 9 September 1702 in St Mary's, Portsea, Hampshire.
     Elizabeth died before 23 February 1741/42 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was buried on 23 February 1741/42 in St Nicholas, Old Shoreham, Sussex. Elizabeth Pool, wife of Mr John Pool of Portsmouth. Her memorial inscription states only child of Hellen Geere, her mother; only sister to Wm Poole.

Children of Elizabeth Geere and John Poole

Elizabeth Geere

(before 1565 - )
     Elizabeth Geere was born before 1565. She was the daughter of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).
     Elizabeth Geere married Thomas Gurner on 17 July 1582 in Rottingdean, Sussex. They witnessed Diones Geere's will dated circa 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex.

Elizabeth Geere

     Elizabeth Geere was the daughter of Diones Geere and Elizabeth Mounke. Elizabeth Geere and Sarah Geere emigrated with Diones Geere and Elizabeth Mounke between May 1635 and July 1635 to Massachusetts, USA.

Elizabeth Geere

(1650 - )
     She nominated her brother Charles in her will to forward her suit against her brother Thomas Geere, for her legacy left her by her father.. Elizabeth Geere was born in 1650. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
     Elizabeth Geere married James Bannister circa 8 January 1675 in Sussex.

Elizabeth Geere

(6 December 1670 - )
     Elizabeth Geere was christened on 6 December 1670 in Pyecombe, Sussex. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.

Elizabeth Geere

(24 April 1690 - )
     Elizabeth Geere was christened on 24 April 1690 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
     Elizabeth Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated 1697.

Elizabeth Geere

     Elizabeth Geere was the daughter of John Geere.
     Elizabeth Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated circa 1607.
     Elizabeth Geere married John Staple on 8 August 1614 in Sidlesham, Sussex.

Jane Geere

     Jane Geere was the daughter of John Geere. They witnessed Diones Geere's will dated circa 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex.
     Jane Geere married John Faith on 15 July 1624 in Chichester, Sussex.

Joan Geere

     Joan Geere was born in Wivelsfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of John Geere.
     Joan Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated circa 1607.
     Joan Geere married William Turner on 29 December 1619 in Sidlesham, Sussex.

Joan Geere

(between 27 November 1589 and 1590 - before 1 August 1591)
     Joan Geere was christened between 27 November 1589 and 1590 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of John Geere.
     Joan died before 1 August 1591 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. She was buried on 1 August 1591 in Wivelsfield.

Joan or Jeanne or Jane Geere

(17 January 1607 - )
      Joan or Jeanne or Jane Geere was christened on 17 January 1607 in Ovingdean, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde.
     Joan or Jeanne or Jane Geere and Roger Carver obtained a marriage licence on 20 December 1630 in Ovingdean, Sussex. Roger Carver & Jeane Geere - entries follows her brother's on 21 December 1630.

John Geere

(circa 1525 - 14 March 1569/70)
     John Geere was born circa 1525 in Sussex, England.
     John Geere married Joan Unknown (Geere) before 1559. John was present at Edward Geere's christening on 13 July 1562 in St Clement, Hastings, Sussex, England.
     John Geere made a will dated 9 March 1569/70 in Wivelsfield. The will of John Ger of Wivelsfield was dated 9 March 1569/70. It mentiions his surviving children: Elizabeth & Anne (presumably born before 1559), Thomas , John and Dennis. The will of Dennis Geere made in 1607 names his brothers Thomas and John and sisters Elizabeth Gurner or Turner and Anne Howells. This confirms the relatinships.
I John Ger of the parish of Wivelsfield in the diocese of Canterbury being sick of body but of good remembrance praise be to God do ordain and make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
First I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Wivelsfield.
Item I give and bequeath to Thomas my son Ten pounds of current money of England to be paid at the age of 21 years
Item I give and bequeath to John my son all my leasehold lands that I have in Wivelsfield and Dichemynge [Ditchling ?] to be payed at the pfter my F palers and (?) to be paid to him at the age of 21 years.
Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my daughter £13 6s 8d
Item I give and bequeath to Anne my daughter £13 6s 8d
My said daughters bequests to be paid at 21 years or at the day of their marriages
Item the rest of all my goods pnyeres and pnbeqnebled (?) I give and bequeath to Dennis my son to be paid when he shall comply to the age of 21 years.
And if any of my said children die before they come to the age of 21 years or the day of their marriage then the said goode (?) of him her or them departed to be equally divided amongst the pnfare (?) of my said children.
Item I make my Executors Richard Dumbrell of Casselfers (?) and Steven Anstie (?) of Cuckfield and they to have for their pains 6s 8d (?) a piece And my caris (? - Overseers) to this my last will Roger Pelham (?) Thomas Button (?) of Wivelsfield and they to have for their pains 3s 4d a piece. Witness to the making of this my last Will and Testament Roger Pelham, Thomas Button, Allen Paxage (?), Thomas Anstie, John Pancroft and John Martin the writer (?) of my last will and testament
[Transcript supplied by Jeremy Geere].
     John was buried on 14 March 1569/70 in Wivelsfield, Sussex.
     His will was proved on 8 September 1571 at Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.

Children of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere)

John Geere

(31 March 1562 - before 14 June 1618)
     John Geere was christened on 31 March 1562 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was the son of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere). They witnessed Diones Geere's will dated circa 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex.
     Jeremy Geere wrote: The will of Dennis Geere made in 1607 mentions his brother John and his children John, Joane, Jane and Elizabeth. John's own will was made in 1627 and names him as John Geere of Sidlesham, yeoman. This names his children as Johane married to William Turner; John; and Jane married to John Faith. He also mentions his grandsons John and William Stapler sons of John Stapler late of Sidlesham deceased. His will was proved at Chichester in the same year.

Marriages have been identified for his daughters as follows:
8 Aug 1614 at Sidlesham John Staple to Elizabeth Geere
29 Dec 1619 at Sidlesham William Turner to Joane Geere
15 July 1624 at Chichester John Faith to Jane Geere

There are various entries in the Wivelsfield register which may well relate to his family, particularly as his father left him leasehold lands in Wivelsfield and Ditchling.
27 Nov 1589/90 Baptism Joan(e) dau of John Geere
1 Aug 1590/1 Burial Joan(e) dau of John Geere
11 Feb 1591/2 Baptism John son of John Geere
5 Oct 1595 Baptism Mary dau of John Geere
9 Nov 1595 Burial Mary dau of John Geere

John [B4]'s will makes no reference to any children of his son John though he does mention children of his daughters. Nothing more is known about his son John for certain but there are entries as follows:
Wivelsfield Marriage 13 May 1621 John Geir to Joan West
Ditchling Baptism 4 April 1624 Dorathy dau of John Geere
Cuckfield Baptism 18 Feb 1626/7 John son of John Geere
Cuckfield Baptism 13 March 1630/1 Henry son of John Geare
Cuckfield Baptism 2 Feb 1633/4 Francis son of John Geare
Cuckfield Baptism 21 Dec 1636 James son of John and Joanne Geare
Cuckfield Baptism 29 Dec 1639 Martha dau of John and Joane Geare
Cuckfield Baptism 3 April 1642 Robert son of John and Joane Geare
Cuckfield Burial 25 June 1643 Robert son of John and Joane Geere
Cuckfield Burial 5 Nov 1657 Richard son of John Geere
Cuckfield Burial 31 Oct 1687 John Gear

There were other Geere families in the area at that time including a Thomas Geere who married Margaret West in 1613/4 at Cuckfield and a Richard Geere who married Eve West in 1619 at Cuckfield so there is some hesitation in confirming John Geere of Cuckfield as the son of John Geere [B4]. A Robert Geere of Chailey died in 1609 leaving a son John Geere and daughters Joane and Mary. Otherwise the name John does not appear elsewhere.

Of the children named:
Henry appears to have moved to Hove. His will made in 1678 gives him as a husbandman and names his brother Francis, daughter Martha and son John.

Francis appears to have lived in Husrtpierpoint as a husbandman. Baptisms for children Jane in 1658 and John in 1662 or 1663 appear at Hurstpierpoint and name his wife as Joane.

James may have been the James Geere who married in 1665 at South Heighton to Anne Reade. He may have been the ancestor of the Folkington Geers by the following very
tentative line:
Richard baptized1668 at South Heighton, husbandman
James baptized 1701 at Tarring Neville. Possibly the James Geer who was born about 1705 and married 1738/9 at Arlington to ANN AKEHURST.
He was probably the father of John Geer born about 1745 who married 1775 at Hailsham to Maria Gilbert. He was named as John Geer of Arlington. John and Maria's children were all baptized at Folkington.
     He was listed in a Deposition Book
5 March 1611/12 as John Geere of Sidlesham, Husbandman, where he had lived about 2 years. Born at Wivelsfield. Aged about 50 years.
     John died before 14 June 1618 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was buried on 14 June 1618 in Ovingdean. Bur'd John Geere (which John?).
     His will was proved in 1627.
     John Geere made a will dated 1627 in Sidllesham, Sussex. John's will made in 1627 names himself as John Geere of Sidlesham, yeoman. This names his children as Johane married to William Turner; John; and Jane married to John Faith. He also mentions his grandsons John and William Stapler sons of John Stapler late of Sidlesham deceased. His will was proved at Chichester in the same year.

Children of John Geere

John Geere

(18 March 1592 - 1618)
     John Geere was christened on 18 March 1592 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde. John Geere was buried on 14 June 1618 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean. 14 May in Challen's transcript.
     John died in 1618 in Ovingdean, Sussex. Which John?.
     John Geere was mentioned in the 1662 hearth tax list in St Michael, Lewes, Sussex, with 4 hearths.

John Geere

(6 March 1672 - )
     John Geere was christened on 6 March 1672 in Pyecombe, Sussex. A John Geere was buried in Mar 1672 at Upper Beeding according to the NBI. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.

John Geere

(16 May 1568 - 1618)
     A John born before 1568 has children Joan and John in 1589 & 1591 in Wivelsfield. Edward and this John probably do not belong to the Wivelsfield family.. John Geere was christened on 16 May 1568 in St Clement, Hastings, Sussex. He was the son of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).
     John died in 1618.