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.

John Geere

(11 February 1591/92 - )
     John Geere was christened on 11 February 1591/92 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was the son of John Geere.
     John Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated circa 1607.
John Geere married Joan West on 13 May 1621 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. They had many children in Ditchling and Cuckfield, but it is not certain which John it refers to.

Mary Geere

(1646 - before 8 May 1716)
     Mary Geere was born in 1646. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
     Mary died before 8 May 1716 in Ovingdean, Sussex, England. She was buried on 8 May 1716 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean. Recorded in Stranmer Register & transcribed into the Ovingdean Register.

Mary Geere

(5 October 1595 - before 9 November 1595)
     Mary Geere was christened on 5 October 1595 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of John Geere.
     Mary died before 9 November 1595 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. She was buried on 9 November 1595 in Wivelsfield.

Mercy Geere

(8 September 1641 - )
     Mercy Geere was born on 8 September 1641 in Ovingdean, Sussex. A memorial stone in Ovingdean churchyard records: Mercy Geere daughter of Thomas Geere borne the eighth of September AD 1641.. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
Mercy Geere married (?) Tattersall on 28 November 1674 in Sussex. Mercy is probably the daughter who married Tattersall as a Mary Geere dies in Ovingdean which suggests that she is the unmarried sister. Nicholas Tattersall (presumably their son, acquired Richard Geere's cottage and garden in Rottingdean which was inherited by his daughter Susanna (baptised 30 Oct 1676 at Brighton, [but daughter of Nicholas & Mary], the wife of Peter White, doctor? in 1702. The latter married 16 June 1702 at Pyecombe, Ssx.

Mercy Geere

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

Mercy Geere

(20 February 1676 - )
     Mercy Geere was christened on 20 February 1676 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
Mercy Geere married Thomas Dubbins on 26 March 1695 in Stanmer, Sussex.

Persis Geere

(7 July 1692 - )
     Persis Geere was christened on 7 July 1692 in Rottingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
     Persis Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated 1697.

Richard Geere

(before 1630 - )
      Stood surety for Richard Geer's marriage licence.. Richard Geere was born before 1630 in Ovingdean, Sussex, England.

Richard Geere

(circa 1647 - 31 March 1716)
     Richard Geere was born circa 1647 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
Copies of the court roll of messuage and three virgates of land in Rottingdean held of the Manor of SealeBRD/1/71619 - 1715
8 Items Related information: For a terrier of this land see BRD/3/1 Contents:
In 1619 Thomas Savage inherited the property on the death of Nathaniel his bro. (BRD/1/7/1) and in 1655 John Savage sold to Richard Geare, s. of Thomas Geare, the latter being appointed guardian (BRD/1/7/2). In 1679 Thomas and Richard Geere sold the property to Nicholas Tettersall (BRD/1/7/3) from whom it passed to [...] Susanna his daughter who married Peter White of Lewes, gent. The latter was admitted by the right of his wife in 1703.
Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 7 May 1655 in Sele, Beeding, Sussex, as father and third son. Mannor of Sela: John Savage surenders the premises to Richard Geere son of Thomas Geere. Richard committed to hold to him and his heirs... Richard's wife...
John Savage sells it to Richard Geere 3d son of old Ovingdean Thomas Geere and his heirs. Old Tom Geere sons were Thomas, Diones, Richard, Charles, William, Robin and 3 daughters, one married Bannister... Tattersall father father and other a maid.
Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 24 April 1656 in Rottingdean, Sussex, Rottingdeane Mannor: John Savage surrenders the premises to Richard Geere and his heirs who is admitted.
Manor de Rotingdeane. At a Court Baron there holden the four and twentieth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fifty & six it is so gazetted?. At this court it is found by the homage that Savadge one of the customary tenants of this manor out of the court and since the last Court (that is to say) the eighth day of May [1655] surrendered unto the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the ... of Robert Bates and Thomas Savadge two customary tenants of the said manor upon their oaths doe testify One - cottage or tenement & garden lying and being in Rottingdean with the appurtenances therunto belonging to the use and behoof of Richard Geer of Rottingdean and is heirs for ever by virtue of the surrender their happned? to the Lord for a herriot ... of ... and now at this Court comes the said Richard and desires to be admitted to the premises to whom the Lord by his steward grants seisin by the ... To have and to hold the premises afsd to the said Tichard and his heirs at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rent and services first due and and of right ... and gave to the Lord for a fine for such his effor... of ... and is admitted tenant? in forme afsd. But because the said Richard is minor age (that is to say) of the age of eight years or thereabouts Therefore the custody of the said Richard as also the said cottage or tenement & garden is committed to Thomas Geere his father upon condition that he well and honestly educate the said Richard his sonn and find such sufficient meat drink and apparell and repair his ...ings and buildings until he shall accomplish his full age of xxi years. And gave to the Lord for a fine for such his estate ... of ..rtain And is acco... to the guardianship and did? to the Lord his Fealty.
     Richard Geere was mentioned in the 1662 hearth tax list in Rottingdean, SSX, with 5 hearths. He was at Rottingdean and Balsdean.
     Richard Geere and Eleanor Poole obtained a marriage licence on 26 June 1675 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex. Richard Geere of Ovingdeane and Eleanor Poole of New Shoram, sureties the said Richard Geer and Richard Geer senior of Ovingdeane, for a marriage of South Weeke.
Richard Geere married Eleanor Poole, daughter of Thomas Poole and Faith Marlott, after 26 June 1675 in Southwick, Sussex.
Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 9 July 1675 in Rottingdean, SSX, Rottindeane mannor: Richard Geer entayled the said premisses.
Manor of Rottingdean: At Curia Baron ten et nono July 1675: ... & Ricus Geere extra ... ... Dionis Geere & Rogeri L.. ... And that Ricus Knight ... Ricus Geere ..
... cottage et un garden ... in Rottindean ... ... of Elianor Poole fila Thomas. Poole ... de Shoreham gen. defunc. nnn natural of ... Elianore ...

Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 9 October 1675 in Rottingdean, SSX, Manor de Rottendeane: Curia Baron. ... Ricus Geere et Elianora .. ejus filio Thomas Poole gen. defunct of ... cottagin et un garden ... in Rottingdeane .. Rici & Elianora ...
Copies of the court roll and schedule of deeds of a cottage and garden later described as stable and garden held of the Manor of Rottingdean. Contents:
In 1602 Simon Bater sold the property to William Savage, clerk (BRD/1/6/1) and in 1622 Thomas his only son inherited and in 1637 John his only son (BRD/1/6/2). In 1656 he then sold the property to Richard Geere (BRD/1/6/7). In 1679 Thomas and Richard Geere sold the property to Nicholas Tettersall and it passed to his daughter Susan who married Dr Peter White (BRD/1/6/7). In 1714 they surrendered the property now described as a stable to Thomas Pelling of Rottingdean, clerk, together with a copyhold of Seale Manor (BRD/1/6/4-6).
Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 12 May 1679 in Sele, Beeding, Mannor of Sela: Thomas and Richard Geere surender of the premises to Nicholas Tattershall and his heirs. Tattersall admitted.
Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 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.

Richard Geere was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated on 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 ...

     Richard was buried on 31 March 1716 in St Margaret, Rottingdean, Sussex.

Child of Richard Geere and Eleanor Poole

Richard Geere

(9 June 1675 - 20 June 1724)
     Richard Geere was christened on 9 June 1675 in Pyecombe, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.
Richard Geere married Grace Paine on 1 May 1704 in Pyecombe, Sussex. See Jeremy Geere for more information on this line.
     Richard was buried on 20 June 1724 in Pyecombe, Sussex.

Richard Geere

(11 February 1678 - )
     Richard Geere was christened on 11 February 1678 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
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.

Richard Geere

(before 1575 - )
     Richard Geere was born before 1575 in Sussex.

Child of Richard Geere

Richard Geere

( - before 1508)
     Richard died before 1508 in Sussex.
In 1508 Isabel Gur, widow of Richard Gur was admitted to the property (BRD/1/2/1). In 1579 John Gurre who had been admitted on the death of Richard Gur forty years before was readmitted because a fire in his house at Christmas 1575 had destroyed his evidence of title (BRD/1/2/2-3). In 1588 his wid., Margaret, was admitted for life, with remainder to their younger son, Richard (BRD/1/2/4). After Margaret's death the property passed in 1602 to William Gurr, brother of Richard, because Richard had died (BRD/1/2/5). In [1622] William Gurr's widow was admitted (BRD/1/2/6). In 1665 Isaac, younger son of Richard Gurr, was admitted on Richard's death, Elizabeth Gurr his mother being appointed guardian (BRD/1/2/7-8). In 1682 Isaac Gurr sold to Samuel Beard, son of Nicholas Beard, sen. of Falmer, the latter acting as guardian during his minority (BRD/1/2/9). In 1701 Samuel then surrendered the property to Daniel Beard of Rottingdean, yeo., his bro. (BRD/1/2/10).

Richard Geere

(before 1540 - )
     Richard Geere was born before 1540.
Copies of the court roll of a tenement and three virgates in the west part of Rottingdean held of the Manor of FalmerBRD/1/31560 - 1659
13 Items:
In 1560 Richard Gure sold the property to Thomas Salter, jun., s. of Nicholas (BRD/1/3/1). In 1567 or 1568 William Salter inherited on the death of his bro. Thomas, but his father Nicholas was appointed guardian (BRD/1/3/2). In 1576 on William's death his brother Roger was admitted (BRD/1/3/3) and he sold the property, now described as a barn and 3 virgates (12a), to Richard Hardman in 1581 (BRD/1/3/4). In 1587 Hardman sold to James Plommer (BRD/1/3/5-6). On his death the property passed to his youngest son who sold in 1615 to Jeremy Beard (BRD/1/3/8). In 1651 he sold it to his nephew Nicholas (BRD/1/3/9). By 1701 it was in the hands of Samuel Beard, yeo, who then sold it to Daniel Beard, yeo., his bro. (BRD/1/3/13).

Robert Geere

( - before 26 March 1711)
     Robert Geere was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
     Robert died before 26 March 1711 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was a bachelor and churchwarden. He was buried on 26 March 1711 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean. Recorded in Stranmer Register & transcribed into the Ovingdean Register.

Robert Geere

(5 April 1697 - before 9 December 1727)
     Robert Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated 1697. Robert Geere was christened on 5 April 1697 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.
     Robert Geere made a will dated 5 July 1727 in Rodmell, Lewes, Sussex. Mentions Messuage and 2 yards held of the Manor of Seale in Rottingdean and messuage, garden and smith's shop held of the Manor of Rottingdean in occ to W Coate to w.Katherine for life, remainder to nephews Robert s.of W Hyland and Robert s. of John Ade.
     Robert died before 9 December 1727.
     His will was proved on 9 December 1727.

Sarah Geere

(before May 1633 - before 19 March 1666)
     Sarah Geere was born before May 1633 in Ovingdean, Sussex. She was the daughter of Diones Geere and Elizabeth Mounke. Sarah Geere was christened on 18 October 1633 in Ovingdean. She and Elizabeth Geere emigrated with Diones Geere and Elizabeth Mounke between May 1635 and July 1635 to Massachusetts, USA.
Sarah Geere married Robert Plummer on 13 October 1650 in Piddinghoe, Sussex.
     Sarah died before 19 March 1666 in Southover, Sussex. She was buried on 19 March 1666 in Southover.

Sarah Geere

(28 May 1683 - )
     Sarah Geere was christened on 28 May 1683 in Pyecombe, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.

Thomas Geere

(20 April 1559 - before 3 May 1624)
     Thomas Geere was christened on 20 April 1559 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was the son of John Geere and Joan Unknown (Geere).
Thomas Geere married Barbara Berde on 23 May 1585 in Barcombe, Sussex.
He moved to Rottingdean then Ovingdean about 1600. He was Churchwarden in 1608, 1617, 1623-6, 1628 (alternating with Dennis Geere), 1632, 1634, 1636, 1639 at Ovingdeane [Bishop's Transcripts]. But this is more likely to be his son Thomas.
     Thomas Geere was mentioned in the will of Diones Geere dated circa 1607.
     Thomas Geere made a will dated 4 April 1621 in Ovingdean.
     Thomas died before 3 May 1624 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was buried on 3 May 1624 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean.
     His will was proved on 15 May 1624 at Lewes Archdeaconry. He was possibly buried on 13 November 1624 in Ovingdean.

Children of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde

Thomas Geere

(18 December 1586 - before 25 April 1650)
     Thomas Geere was christened on 18 December 1586 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Barbara Berde. They witnessed Diones Geere's will dated circa 1607 in North Mundham, Sussex.
Thomas Geere married Mary Friend, daughter of Thomas Friend, on 24 July 1620 in Ovingdean, Sussex.
     Thomas Geere made a will dated 6 March 1649 in Falmer, Sussex. Thomas Geer of Falmer near Lewes... my loving wife Marie/Mercy G..., Thomas Geere my eldest son.... Marie? Geere the wife of the my said son, my two grandchildren Mercie Geere and Mary Geere the daughters of my said sone Thomas Geere... my two grandchildren Dionysis Geer and Richard Geere ths sum of forty shillings, my grandchild Thomas Geere ... remainder to Dionisis Geere my youngest sonnne ...
     Thomas died before 25 April 1650 in Falmer, SSX, ENG.
     His will was proved on 25 April 1650 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Thomas Geere and Mary Friend

Thomas Geere

(14 October 1621 - 1695)
     Thomas Geere was christened on 14 October 1621 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Mary Friend.
Thomas Geere married Mercy Doe circa 3 November 1640 in Ovingdean, Sussex.
Bargain and Sale 14 May 1652: Thomas Geere of Ovingdean, yeoman to Samuel Palmer of the Cliffe, Lewes, tailor
Messuage, orchards, gardens called Furners and 34 a. land in Wivelsfield; toft and land (6 a) called Curleforde in Wivelsfield
. Thomas Geere was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 7 May 1655, in Sele, Beeding, Sussex, as father and third son. Mannor of Sela: John Savage surenders the premises to Richard Geere son of Thomas Geere. Richard committed to hold to him and his heirs... Richard's wife...
John Savage sells it to Richard Geere 3d son of old Ovingdean Thomas Geere and his heirs. Old Tom Geere sons were Thomas, Diones, Richard, Charles, William, Robin and 3 daughters, one married Bannister... Tattersall father father and other a maid. He was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 24 April 1656, in Rottingdean, Sussex, Rottingdeane Mannor: John Savage surrenders the premises to Richard Geere and his heirs who is admitted.
Manor de Rotingdeane. At a Court Baron there holden the four and twentieth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fifty & six it is so gazetted?. At this court it is found by the homage that Savadge one of the customary tenants of this manor out of the court and since the last Court (that is to say) the eighth day of May [1655] surrendered unto the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the ... of Robert Bates and Thomas Savadge two customary tenants of the said manor upon their oaths doe testify One - cottage or tenement & garden lying and being in Rottingdean with the appurtenances therunto belonging to the use and behoof of Richard Geer of Rottingdean and is heirs for ever by virtue of the surrender their happned? to the Lord for a herriot ... of ... and now at this Court comes the said Richard and desires to be admitted to the premises to whom the Lord by his steward grants seisin by the ... To have and to hold the premises afsd to the said Tichard and his heirs at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rent and services first due and and of right ... and gave to the Lord for a fine for such his effor... of ... and is admitted tenant? in forme afsd. But because the said Richard is minor age (that is to say) of the age of eight years or thereabouts Therefore the custody of the said Richard as also the said cottage or tenement & garden is committed to Thomas Geere his father upon condition that he well and honestly educate the said Richard his sonn and find such sufficient meat drink and apparell and repair his ...ings and buildings until he shall accomplish his full age of xxi years. And gave to the Lord for a fine for such his estate ... of ..rtain And is acco... to the guardianship and did? to the Lord his Fealty.
     Thomas Geere was mentioned in the 1662 hearth tax list in Ovingdean having 6 hearths.
     Thomas Geere was mentioned in the 1662 hearth tax list in Cuckfield, Sussex, with 4 hearths. Probably his uncle or even his son. However there was a family settled at Cuckfield from 1613-1697 so unlikely to be our branch. Lewes rape, Hundred of Buttinghill North.
A female Geer married a Tattersall of Brighton in 1674, presumably the parents of Nicholas Tattersall who is mentioned with the Geeres in the manorial rolls. He was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 9 July 1675, in Rottingdean, SSX, Rottindeane mannor: Richard Geer entayled the said premisses.
Manor of Rottingdean: At Curia Baron ten et nono July 1675: ... & Ricus Geere extra ... ... Dionis Geere & Rogeri L.. ... And that Ricus Knight ... Ricus Geere ..
... cottage et un garden ... in Rottindean ... ... of Elianor Poole fila Thomas. Poole ... de Shoreham gen. defunc. nnn natural of ... Elianore ...
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Thomas Geere married Susan Unknown (Brigden) on 3 July 1678 in Sussex. Licence granted at Lewes, 3 July 1678 between Thos Geere of Ovingdean & Susaan Brigden of St Michael, Lewes, widow, for a marriage at Falmer or Ovingdean. Thomas Geere was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 12 May 1679, in Sele, Beeding, Mannor of Sela: Thomas and Richard Geere surender of the premises to Nicholas Tattershall and his heirs. Tattersall admitted. He 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
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     Thomas died in 1695 in Ovingdean, Sussex. He was buried in 1695 in Ovingdean. The NBI lists a burial on 4 April 1706 at Ovingdean. See http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__6599_path__0p114p463p784p.aspxfor information about the Ovingdean church etc.

Children of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe

Thomas Geere

(circa 1642 - before 4 April 1706)
     Thomas Geere was born circa 1642 in Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
Thomas Geere married Elizabeth Bannister on 6 December 1663 in Fletching, Sussex, England.
Thomas moved to Lower Standene Farm, near Pyecombe and had a large family. See Jeremy Geere's notes.
     Thomas died before 4 April 1706. He was buried on 4 April 1706 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean. Thomas Geere of Fletching (recorded in the Stanmer registers & transcribed into Ovingdean Register.

Children of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister

Thomas Geere

(10 January 1666 - )
     Thomas Geere was christened on 10 January 1666 in Pyecombe, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Geere and Elizabeth Bannister.

Thomas Geere

(29 December 1673 - )
      Married with family but Thomas appears to have fallen out with his mother and siblings. See J Geere's notes. Thomas Geere was christened on 29 December 1673 in Rottingdean, Sussex. He was the son of Diones Geere and Charity Beard.

William Geere

( - before 12 September 1712)
     William Geere was the son of Thomas Geere and Mercy Doe.
Bachelor and churchwarden in 1685 & 1687. William Geere was buried on 1 September 1712 in St Wulfran, Ovingdean. Willia Geere, buried 1 Sep 1712, of Basaden in the parish of Rottingdenne. Recorded in Stanmer Reg & transcribed into Ovingdean register.
     William died before 12 September 1712 in Ovingdean, Sussex.