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From: "Bart Simon" <>
Subject: [Ess] Jas Markham of Earls Colne [!]
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 03:07:11 +0200
Mye Goodye Cosynes !!!
I have wandered far and wide, but yea, I found nothing. I then decided to do
the same again, with my eyes open, look, seek, search, but yea, I found
There has been a very long search to find the parents of James Markham,
father of Deacon Daniel Markham, of Earls Colne. A very large section of the
Markhams of the US descend from this Daniel Markham born in Earls Colne in
Essex in England. I have a huge amount of information on the Markham family
in general, but the problem here is plain and simple: The parents of James
Markham of EC is not clearly known as far as I know. Further, I simply do
not have a single shred of primary information to point me anywhere to any
other specific branch of this family up the scale. I do believe this can be
I am trying ever so hard to assist to find the parents of one Jas Markham of
Earls Colne. His surname is variously spelt [Markes, Marchant], but we are
looking more into this James Markham to be a Markham. He is b: [Bet.
1598-1613 ?], and d:06-02-1679, and m:11-10-1632 Martha Collins. James was a
Judge it seems of EC. His one son was Daniel Markham moved to New England
and became a Deacon there. There is also an Abraham Markham in EC, whose
possible son is Edward Markham. James and Abraham could be brothers, but
this is not known at all. I truly need to know who James Markham's parents
are. Ralph Josselin's Diary. My 3 questions are:
1) Who are James Markham's parents ?.
2) Anything that can point to his parents ?.
3) Were there any Markhams born in EC say 1600-1615 ?.
If I had to cut a fine line, I suspect this James (Jas) Markham of EC would
be b:1610-12 or so. He could have moved there, but he might have been a land
owner. His father must be well known enough to be recorded in the history
books. I simply have no direction to connect any further elsewhere in this
[Jas Markham householder buried in wool sworn before M Guyon 6.2.1679]
[Martha Markham wife of Jas Markham buried 12.3.1669]
[Jas Markham married to Martha Collins 11.10.1632]
This is my first posting to this list. James Markham of EC is closely
connected to the Prentice and Turner families of EC it seems. I have a large
volume of Markhams this James Markham could connect into, I simply do not
have even one piece of information stemming from James Markham himself, ....
, to any other branch of this Markham tree. There is much written about this
line of Markham, but it seems that there is much mixed facts, and certainly
no primary record found so far, to settle this matter forever....