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

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

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

(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 resided 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 resided 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.