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From: "The Narrator" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Tudor Great Dunmow
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:02:36 +0000
Yes, please do feel free to email me any names or questions.
I can’t find any mention of Whalesbie (or variants) in the 1523-4 Lay Subsidy or mentioned in the churchwarden accounts. There was a John Whale, a William Whale and a Henry Whale who both appear throughout the churchwarden accounts in the 1520s and 1530s. Widow Ellen Whale’s will of 1551 has bequests to other Whales. As there are not any Whalesbies in the lists for the parish collections (which were from the entire parish) or the lay subsidy, this would indicate that if your Whalesbies were really Whalesbies and not Whales, that they arrived in Great Dunmow after the 1520/early 1530s. Of course, they may have been from a nearby village.